Friday, August 15, 2008

McCain Attacks w/ "The One" Ad

I sense Karl Rove is at work. Wunderkind student of Lee Atwater, destroyers, both, of all that is good and fair in politics. OK, good and reasonable in politics. These guys typify the "Win at Any Cost" mentality that the big business policy makers and neo-cons in our government are set in as they fight for everything that is against the people.

And they use Bible-speak to do it. Shame on them. To dissect this ad piecemeal:

"A nation repaired, a world healed." says Barack. Yeah, we need to heal this nations infrastructure, it's economy, it's energy policies, it's schools, it's legal system and more. We need to heal our position in the world, too. I don't know how many of you have traveled abroad lately, but we aren't liked out there. We're seen as bullies, and dumb ones at that.

"We are the ones we've been waiting for" says Barack. If it ain't us, it ain't gonna happen. We are up against a very slick, incredibly well financed consortium of money grabbers that want that top 1% of earners to earn even more, this despite the floundering economy and falling housing prices. For them, this is an opportunity to buy. They are of the "kick 'em when they're down" mentality. All is fair in love and war, and this is a war on the middle class, the poverty stricken already having lost anything the richest care for.

"I have become a symbol of America returning to her best traditions" Barack is quoted. That is correct, especially in view of the tearing down of our legal system, the cutting out of our social programs, the waste of a selfish war funded on the backs of our children. Yes, Barack might bring a sense of decency to America again.

OK, that whole "light will shine down" thing is horrid. I'd need to see it in context before passing full judgment on it, but yeah, it's a stupid line.

"This is the moment, when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal," says Barack, and we sure need that. This isn't even so much about our kids' planet anymore, it's about ours in the here and now, and it's getting ugly. We need action starting yesterday.

So I'm on board with most of the quotes from Barack Obama, but let's look at the verbiage they use to castigate him, it's really a Revelation-based attack and for those of us in the know, it isn't saying he's the messiah, it's saying he's the anti-Christ. This spot has legs with fundamentalists, and that is the brilliance of it in all it's sickness.

Barack Obama is not the one. He's a guy trying to do something good. A guy that grew up humble, was very smart and, from the stories I've heard, had a fantastic and wise grandmother that encouraged him to make use of the gifts given him. He went to Harvard and could have gone to Wall Street or any big business and made bundles of money, but he chose instead to do public service.

He's the best bet we've got.

I really wish negative campaigning were illegal. Free speech is one thing, false accusations another. Crap like this shouldn't go unpunished.

As glad as I am to see the Democrats try to take the high road, I wonder how well it will work. How smart is America?


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