Thursday, October 09, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance

Here's how John McCain was introduced in Pennsylvania yesterday:

[Lehigh County GOP Chairman Bill] Platt had more information to disclose. "Barack Obama refused to wear an American flag on his lapel," he said of the man who, at the presidential debate the night before, was wearing a flag pin on his lapel. The audience booed. "Barack Obama, a man who wants to be president of the United States of America, removed the American flag from his chest because it was a symbol of patriotism. Perhaps Barack Obama doesn't put country first, but he puts fashion first."


And then out comes John McCain:




And, of course, here's Obama from the night before:



These people seriously need to coordinate their scripts.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, the GOP constituency simply wants to "keep the nigger out of office."

Also! It sounds like the McCain campaign may be throwing their latest Hail Mary this morning. What will it be? Update: it's just a web site about... Bill Ayers. OMG, surely this will win the election for McCain.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama is shaking McCain's hand, McCain is 'allowing' Obama to touch his hand...but from the look on that old bastard's face you'd think he just shit himself. What class. Probably couldn't wait to go wash up. McCain probably has warmer feelings for his Viet Nam captors than he does for Obama. What is his problem?

Iain said...

That's it! Regardless of wars, economic strife, or other, meaningless, elitist "issues", Platt has lent us his genius and provided the election-breaker: Titbling.

I'm panicking - is it too late to get Janet Jackson on the (D) ticket?

karenzipdrive said...

Obama has a substantial lead, but the racist vote is something to fear.
So is Palin, stirring up angry mobs against Obama, who shout "terrorist" and "kill him" at her rallies.

Lau said...

I repeat a comment from an earlier post: the truly sad part about this double speak is that PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE IT. Indeed, people to whom I am related will probably believe it, and should I print this very post out and lead them through every step, they will likely continue to believe it.

It makes teaching logic a very frustrating experience.

Shelly Amber said...

610-435-3322 is where you can reach the morons.....
Lehigh Co. GOP
I gave them a speech on their voice mail, (I guess they are too embarassed to answer the phone, I would be) so, flood their offices with calls about how fucking stupid that intro was....

Karen said...

"you'd think he just shit himself. What class. Probably couldn't wait to go wash up"

Hmmm.... maybe that would explain why he and Cindy (who looked great in that blue outfit, I gotta admit) disappeared from our TV screen while Michelle and Barack worked the crowd and "undecided town meeting" participants lined up to have their picture taken with him.

cool- my bonus word verification was leswi

Steve said...

I've long suspected the reason why McCain doesn't ever wear a flag pin is that he's waiting for someone to publicly call him out on it, then we'll be treated to:
"My friend, when I was a POW they didn't give us flag pins. I had to draw my flag in the sand. Try it sometime. It's hard to keep the red lines distinct from the white ones.... and all those stars!"

Anonymous said...

Ayers, schmyers. Until two weeks ago, Sarah Palin probably thought the Weather Underground was a 1960s rock band.

Lulu Maude said...

When you is a genyouwine war hee-ro, you don't gotta wear one of them pins.

Eric said...

I love how it looks like Obamas' pin looks upside down.. Also the look on McCains' face is priceless.. And the limp handshake.