Monday, June 16, 2008

Bringing A Gun To A Knife Fight

There is an old saying about the lack of wisdom involved in bringing a knife to a gunfight, Barack Obama promised in Philadelphia to counter Republican attacks:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
Oh my...
“Barack Obama’s call for ‘new politics’ is officially over. In just 24 hours, Barack Obama attacked one of America’s pioneering women CEOs, rejected a series of joint bipartisan town halls, and said that if there’s a political knife fight, he’d bring a gun,” McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said in a statement.
Oh my...

That pioneering woman might just be that champion of outsourcing and RNC Chair of Victory 2008 and McCain point person on economic and business affairs - also fired from HP. She is also a big booster of expanding HB-1 visas. I wonder why someone would push at her for, "There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore. We have to compete for jobs as a nation." Oh? Maybe it's not a matter of god-given as much as a matter of not competing with slave labor Carley. Cripes.

We have seen how John McCain does town halls, inviting the people he wants there. Oddly enough Obama doesn't want to do meetings the way McCain wants to do them.

Now to the issue of hitting back at Republicans. Over the course of two elections the Republican slime machine puked all over two Democrats, one a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam. Neither really bothered to hit back, neither bothered to cut them up over their nonsense. McCain would like people to believe that he's not a Bushclone, in the face of the evidence to the contrary. I'm sure his campaign and the other RNC propagandists would like to have a free hand at character assassination by association and not have McCain smooching George II as an issue. I'm sure they'd like to overlook McCain's endorsement of torture, of failed wealth based tax policies, of failed dishonest invasion of a nation, and the meaning of McCain's indifference to the Constitution. Somehow being a POW is a qualification for the Presidency and discounting his near the bottom of class graduation from a military academy. The son and grandson of Admirals doesn't have a real competitive entry...

People seem to be either amazed or aghast at a Democrat talking tough to Republicans. I frankly am amazed and aghast that it seems so out of the ordinary. The Republicans have spent the decades from Saint Ronnie's first run painting Democrats with a false brush and building a plutocracy while stepping on liberty and ordinary values. They have gotten away with this because no one calls them on it for fear of being labeled wild eyed liberals. Democrats assisted the Republicans in their endeavor by complicity, fading right while failing to actually stand up to the disinformation machine. Democrats didn't lose by being left, they lost by failing to stand up for what they believed in clear and certain terms. They lost by allowing the other side to create their image.

The Republican Congresses, minority Congress, BushCo, and John McCain provide ample fodder for (to use the vernacular) an ass-kicking. Pussy footing around isn't going to do the job, lace up the boots and provide a stomping to these pukes. If that seems a little strong, take a look at your wallet and ask your neighbor about his blown up kid in uniform. Take a look at who is doing fine, who it is that gets bailed out when things go south and see if you're in that number - or any of your friends. Look at John McCain's voting record since 2000, see who he loves, see who has him in their back pocket.

If the Republicans want to have that knife fight, don't just bring a gun, bring a big gun.


ThePoliticalCat said...

Tell it like it is, fella! Fiorina, that sleazy Queen of Outsourcing, needs to be exposed. Thanks for calling it what it is.

Anonymous said...

"You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way." -- "The Untouchables"

Barack knows "the Chicago way." The Repukelicans don't like it? Tough.