McCain’s Nietzschean Übermensch rallying cry: fight fight fight fight fight…

…fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight for truth, justice and the American way. Are we to believe Obama won’t fight for these things?

McCain used the word fight some 49 times during his convention speech. At the end I expected him to rip off his street clothes and reveal his Superman outfit and soar through the torrent of red, white and blue balloon like an A-4 Skyhawk catapulted off the USS Forrestal.

Reemphasizing McCain as warrior is brilliant, if desperate, since trying to co-opt the change theme from Obama may not work. The pesky Democrats keep reminding everyone he voted with Bush 90% of the time.

The fight theme is a spin-off from the POW image he wants us to vote for, along with his new combat wingmate who is also known as the the caribou gutter, wolf shooter from airplanes, barracuda, “killa from Wasilla” and pit bull in lipstick.1

The is juvenile campaigning. It’s akin to the schoolyard posturing during a campaign for school president where the quarterback beats the kid with the A average.

Worst of all is the convention slogan “country first” and its implication that Obama puts country second. McCain referred to the “me first, country second crowd” and warned them that “change is coming”.

Some pundits are saying that McCain let the speakers before him take the low road. These comments sure don’t seem like the high road to me.

Not one Democrat at their convention said anything close to this at their convention.

We are supposed to believe that McCain and Palin will fight for American values and Obama and Biden won’t?2 Be alert for suggestions not only that they are putting ego and ambition “to promote their careers”3 first before patriotism, but that they are also cowering wimps.

Why not just come right out and call them traitors?


1. McCain’s nicknames include “McNasty” from his high school wrestling days and as an adult he was nicknamed “the white tornado” because of his prematurely white hair (U.S. News and World Report) and according to his high school yearbook “Punk” (ABC News).

2. Values as they see them, which is something to consider especially now that we have learned that Sarah Palin, the president in waiting, has fundamentalist religious values.

3. Palin said “In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”

Comments

  1. JudyB

    …”McCain has to do anything he can to extricate himself from his connection from Bush…”

    That my dear, would require having McCains head surgically removed from the nether regions of Bush’s ass!

  2. Hal Brown

    Left out George Washington, Simon, so obvious he’s easy to overlook. McCain wants to be seen as Teddy Roosevelt, a lieutenant colonel. McCain retired from the Navy as a captain, which is equal to a full colonel.

    To be fair in ranking generals as presidents we have to look at General Grant too.

    Here’s a good column about McCain admitting he likes to pick fights for the fun of it: THE WRONG FIGHT.

    McCain has to do anything he can to extricate himself from his connection from Bush. The Dems, if not officially at least through Move-On and the comedy shows, will use photos like these (LINK) to illustrate just how close he’s been to Bush.

    Top middle could be titled “John, is that a pencil in your pocket or are you that happy to hug me?” and bottom right one might (might if they had a dirty mind) wonder from the expressions just where McCain’s hand is and what it is doing.