Posts Tagged ‘pathetic

24
Oct
08

B is for Bullshit: McCain “sticker attack” a lie.

I’m sorry, but I have to call bullshit on this one. A woman claims to have been attacked for sporting a McCain bumper sticker. This is a blatant hoax. This is an attempt by the McCain campaign to suggest that Obama’s supporters are unhinged knife wielding thugs. (In Pittsburgh, PA no less! A state where the polling spread has narrowed a bit.)

Supporting facts:

The woman declined medical examination. – That’s because a doctor would have seen what is plain to see in the photo, which is…

This is a fake injury. – The “B” mark on her face is not a knife wound. It’s not even a scratch. Any teenage girl who’s cut herself for attention could tell that from the pic. It’s also backward because the girl drew it on in a mirror. The black eye isn’t swollen and there’s no damage at all to the blood vessels in the white of the eye. Hmmm…how could someone fake a black eye only a few days before Halloween? The caption on the photo is from “sarahsarmy.blogspot.com”. Does that sound like a reputable source for a photo? It does not say “AP” or “GettyImages” or “Reuters”.

There is no police substantiation of any part of the story. – In fact they seem to be distancing themselves from the story. They basically said “We’re only saying what she told us, we can’t corroborate any of this.” I would expect this investigation to unravel very soon.

The alleged attacker fits the McCain/Palin base’s fear archetype a little too well. – A scary, angry black man robbing a white woman.

Both McCain AND Palin have already exploited the “attack” for a photo op. – The campaign says they’re refusing to release more details out of “respect for the woman’s privacy”. Why? Details would be helpful, wouldn’t they? How about a sketch? And where’s the ATM videotape? How about…this is total racist bullshit designed to sway those people who are just now getting over their fear and prejudice of blacks and voting for Obama.

So blatant. So obvious. We have to get a doctor out there and expose this woman for the fraud she is. Next up, a white woman will be gang raped by a group of “dark skinned” men chanting “Yes We Can!” Right? F*** you, McShame. You’re fooling no one.

By the way, the blog mentioned above as the source of the photo also carries a “prediction” about Barack Obama being assassinated after the inauguration. Call the FBI.

Update: She confessed! I love being right!

08
Oct
08

ACORN raids = GOP publicity stunt

As McCain’s poll number descend toward Bush’s approval rating, his tactics have become increasingly pathetic and desperate.

The latest thing I’ve heard from the packs of slobbering dogs who still hold out hope for the GOP ticket, is that Barack Obama, with his ties to the “Chicago political machine” is conducting a fraudulent a Get Out The Vote campaign via a group called ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). ACORN helps people register to vote, and they advocate on behalf of low-income people and minorities. As you can imagine, this puts them in the sights of Republican operatives.

The charges of fraud against ACORN are thoroughly debunked here, in an in-depth article by Jason Leopold of The Public Record. Do you remember the controversial firing of US Attorneys be AG Gonzales? You should. In short, 9 US Attorneys were fired because their political views either differed from that of the Administration, or they refused to carry out the political agenda of the Bush Administration. Two of these attorneys were fired because they refused to bring charges against ACORN. Why didn’t they want to bring charges? Because they had no case. All they had were isolated incidents of ballots that had been improperly or incompletely filled out. Have you ever created a form that was distributed to the general public? I have. Do you know how many come back filled out correctly on the first try? A very low percentage. ACORN by law must turn in every form even if they see that someone has written “Mickey Mouse, 123 Anystreet USA” on it. This is not a coordinated attempt to defraud the election system, it’s a sad fact of dealing with thousands of average citizens. In fact, the number of these flawed registration forms is much lower than one would expect considering the tens of thousands that are processed by voter advocacy groups like ACORN.

In summary, don’t believe the latest smear you’re hearing from the McCain campaign about Barack Obama. It’s a bitter, desperate – and sadly racist – attempt to claim a fraud conspiracy where none exists.