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It’s All Hope and Change Until Your Poll Numbers Dip

Obama Camps Statement About the McCain Campaign

The McCain campaign has embraced George Bush’s policies, so it’s no surprise that they have also embraced George Bush’s divisive tactics. What’s clear is that the American people want change.

Senator Obama’s Statement about the Clinton Campaign

“I am prepared to stand up to that kind of politics, whether it’s deployed by candidates in our party, in the other party or by any third party,” Obama said. “The cause of change in this country will not be deterred or sidetracked by the old ‘Swift boat’ politics. The cause of moving America forward demands that we defeat it.”

The Obama campaign is all about changing politics as usual and running a new refreshing style of campaign, but that’s only if they’re ahead in the polls. As the Republican ticket picks up steam; the Obama campaign comes out with a series of attacks on the McCain/Palin ticket that hardly seem like ‘new politics’. First, Obama took a ham-handed shot at Governor Palin.

“When McCain chose her, the Obama campaign’s first response was to ridicule the size of her town. Then the candidate himself began referring to her as a “former mayor” when she is in fact a sitting governor.

When she retaliated (justifiably) by mocking his stint as a organizer, the Obama camp was clearly rattled. Obama himself actually began arguing about the importance of community organizing. His supporters amplified this cry - claiming Palin’s attack was a racist slur and passing around e-mails titled “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

Always over-the-top, Obama supporters can be counted on to amplify their candidates mistakes by touting them as victories. Anyways, this ‘new politics of change’ continued. Bill Burton Obama campaign spokesman upset with a McCain ad challenging Obama’s record on education, questioned Senator McCain’s honor saying, “Last week, John McCain told Time magazine he couldn’t define what honor was. Now we know why.” The McCain campaign responded, “The Obama campaign has not disputed any of the facts in our ad, but if they want to question John McCain’s honor and record of service to this country, then that’s a debate we welcome.”

Then Senator Biden stated that a Palin vice presidency would be a step backwards for women. About the same time the Obama campaign called the McCain/Palin ticket liars. “Politicians lying about their records? You don’t call that maverick … you call it more of the same.” This in reference to ‘The Bridge to No Where’, which despite Obama campaign claims, Palin did pull the plug on. Apparently changing ones mind on campaign finance, gun control, and the Fisa bill, are not lies just shifts in position; yet Palin is called a liar for having supported a different version of the bridge during her Governor’s race.

Then at a campaign stop Senator Obama addresses the McCain campaign’s call for change/reform by saying, “You know you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.” This upset some as it was perceived a rather rude and sloppy reference to Governor Palin’s convention joke about hockey moms. Now the Obama campaign has sent out an email calling the McCain/Palin ticket corrupt, “Their new ad uses what news organizations are calling “naked lies” to reinvent two politicians whose records embody the same culture of corruption and far-right policies we’ve seen from the Bush administration.” Again they’re referring to the ‘The Bridge to No Where’. Think one of those “news organization” that reported “naked lies” might be MSNBC or the New York Times? There isn’t space on the internet to report all the “naked lies” those “news organizations” have told. Either way the fact remains Palin did pull the plug on ‘The Bridge to No Where’ regardless of the Obama campaign’s anger and name calling.

So apparently hope and change are on vacation while Obama’s numbers sag. A new fresh style of politics will have to wait for Senator Obama’s political fortunes to improve. Maybe then we’ll all be ready for another dose of hope and change.

Update:  The McCain campaign ran an ad challenging Obama on his “lipstick on a pig remark.”  Obama responded, “Enough. I don’t care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let [the McCain campaign] take over another election with lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics. Enough is enough,” he said.

Obama has some convincing to do if he thinks people believe he’s being swift-boated, while Governor Palin’s family, motherhood, and experience are being demeaned.

Finally as a capper, guess who is an Obama supporter? State Senator Hollis French the lead investigator of the trooper-gate investigation. You know the one where an officer tasered his step-son, and Palin wanted him fired. French is 4th from the left in the back row. Guess where you can find this picture? my.barackobama.com (at least for now). Hat tip to the TJ and Bear Show.

One Response to “It’s All Hope and Change Until Your Poll Numbers Dip”

  1. great title…great post


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