Saturday, September 13, 2008

Obama Campaign Mocks McCain as Computer Iliterate - Without Checking Google First

Well, the hits just keep on coming.

Hot on the heels of a ballistic descent in the polls caused his ill-advised comparison of Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin to a pig and his own admission about his "Muslim Faith," BHO capped the worst political week in recent memory with this soon-to-be classic OGOD, his latest campaign TV ad:

"1982, John McCain goes to Washington," an announcer says over chirpy elevator music. "Things have changed in the last 26 years, but McCain hasn't. He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail... After one president who was out of touch, we just can't afford more of the same."

The full ad is here:

Uh, there's just one problem. There's a perfectly valid reason that John McCain "can't" use a computer. He's crippled.

McCain, because of the horrendous injuries he suffered while in communist captivity in the Vietnam war, has a very difficult time using a computer keyboard. Because of these same injuries, he also can't comb his own hair, put on a shirt by himself, or toss a football. And he suffered all of these injuries while in the service of his country, not while shooting hoops with his peeps as a "community organizer" or sitting in on board meetings with an admitted terrorist who bombed police stations, the US Capitol and the Pentagon before Osama bin Laden made it fashionable, and further regrets not killing more American service men. Oh yeah, and Bill Ayres also gave BHO his start in politics.

Furthermore, BHO could have easily found this by simply looking it up on the Internet. Isn't it kind of hard to criticize your opponents lack of computer acumen when your ENTIRE CAMPAIGN STAFF can't seem to manage a simple search on Google?

They might have, for instance found this New York Times interview in which he states, without mentioning his injuries, that he is very aware of the Blogosphere, occasionally goes online (though he doesn't feel a need to) and uses a Blackberry from time to time.

The mind boggles. In the last week, the candidate of Hope has called one (or both) of his opponents a pig, stated he's a Muslim, and attacked an American war hero for not using a device he has trouble using because of war injuries.

I can't wait until he starts picking on Saraha Palin's retarded baby. Maybe next week.


Update 9/16/2008: Obama spokesman Bill Burton went on Fox News and when questioned about the fact that McCain can't use a computer comfortably because of his injuries, proceeded to simply talk over the question and act like the host, Bill Hemmer, never asked it:

Watching the video, it's obvious that Burton didn't even know that McCain's injuries were the reason he "can't use a computer."

No wonder his leads in Pennsylvania and Colorado have evaporated, and his lead in New York is down to 5 points, and in New Jersey it's down to 3. The candidate of Hope is clueless.

Update update: This Forbes article also completely puts the lie to BHO's assertions:

"In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S Senate's savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits."

So let's see, the BHO campaign spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on an ad depciting McCain as out of touch with modern technology, when in fact he's regarded as the Senate's "savviest technologist?"

And isn't it kind of a long way from the truth to claim McCain "can't send an email" when you consider the description in the Forbes article? Oh, but wait a minute... truth? This is the OBAMA campaign we're talking about. I forgot.


1 comment:

david nineteenpointfive said...

I wouldn't worry. The Republican party has become synonymous with "Macchiaveli", "Rove", and I would dare say "political genius" since Reagan. The only exception was Clinton, who, in Democratic fashion, summarily blew the success once again for his party. I would count on them shooting themselves in the foot again.