With one word McCain admits the whole Obama Bill Ayers judgment, tainted by ACORN charges were big fat lies.

(Halloween update added here) For weeks we heard McCain and Palin and their surrogates tell us that Barack Obama’s judgment was in question because he palled around with Bill Ayers. He was supposedly tainted by his “connection” with ACORN. Commercials with Rezko were aired suggesting guilt by association with a convicted felon. Outside the actual campaign right wing bloviaters added Reverend Wright as proof Obama lacked good judgment, or worse, agreed with some of Wright’s inflammatory rhetoric. Now McCain admits Obama’s character is just fine. Now they admit it. It all was a big fat lie.

Halloween update: Not that we can expect the man to be consistent, after all he is so disorganized and disoriented he can’t remember which campaign event Joe the plumber is supposed to appear at. But he is managing to take the high road and the low road at the same time. His suggesting there might be something unpatriotic about Obama’s relationship with the widely respected Middle East scholar Rashid Khalidi would drive me to the thesaurus to find a synonym for a word I haven’t already used to describe his campaign tactics. Read the Washington Post condemnation of this here.

McCain started off his campaign stacking his long resume against what he characterized as the meager accomplishments of slick talking Ivy League upstart. But then Obama brought on Biden and McCain picked Palin, and faster than you could say “mayor of a town of 7,000” comparing experience was off the talking points table.

To fill the void Obama’s character became the issue and all we heard week after week were attacks designed to turn Obama into “the other”.

To hear McCain, Palin, and their advisers tell it, Obama’s judgment was irrevocably flawed. Hints that he might be a secret Muslim extremist were allowed to resonate with the paranoid and rile up the reactionaries before they were half-heartedly discounted.

But a strange thing happened in the past couple of weeks. These charges weren’t sticking with undecided voters.

So with the election less than a week away Obama’s a socialist that wants to take your money and give it to lazy poor people.

What happened to the charge that his judgment can’t be trusted because of his associations with characters of questionable patriotism.

One doesn’t get judgment in the form of an epiphany. You don’t have the taint of the “evil” ACORN removed by the touch of Harry Potter’s wizzard’s wand.

So what about the charges that Obama lacks judgment and is irrevocably tainted?

They’re gone, baby, gone. That’s what the last word in McCain’s new ad tells us.

The Ad: Behind the fancy speeches, grand promises and TV special, lies the truth: With crises at home and abroad, Barack Obama lacks the experience America needs. And it shows. His response to our economic crisis is to spend and tax our economy deeper into recession. The fact is Barack Obama’s not ready … ____ ( You probably know the last word by now, if not watch the ad before you read further.

Forget Ayers, forget ACORN forget Wright, forget Rezko, forget the secretly a radical Muslim story.

Barack’s judgment is just fine! In fact he’s really as patriotic as we are.

He’s merely not ready YET. All he needs is more experience!

Halloween update: Not that we can expect the man to be consistent, after all he is so disorganized and disoriented he can’t remember which campaign even Joe the plumber is supposed to appear at. But he is managing to take the high road and the low road at the same time. His suggesting there might be something unpatriotic about Obama’s relationship with the widely respected Middle East scholar Rashid Khalidi would drive me to the thesaurus to find a synonym for a word I haven’t already used to describe his campaign tactics. Read the Washington Post condemnation of this here.


Read my Afterthought in the Comments below.

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Comments

  1. Hal Brown

    The list of Republican notables endorsing Obama keeps growing. Colin Powell was a mighty powerful endorsement.

    Then the poetic justic of one of the former secretaries of state who McCain and Palin used to counter the Powell endrosement, Lawrence Eagleberger, came out for Obama.

    And now today another “it has to sting” Obama endorsement: former Ronald Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein (link).

  2. Lillibet

    No one’s ready.

    Especially if we really did reelect Bush in 2004. Not a single voter is ready to choose who should run the country, just looking at the results of the last several elections.

    Calling them as I see them…YET again.
    Lillibet

  3. ChescoRes

    Thanks Hal.

    I’ve been around for a while but don’t always have time to post.

    You’ll find my posts giving Doug a hard time once or twice over the last couple of months.

  4. Hal Brown

    Halloween update: Not that we can expect the man to be consistent, after all he is so disorganized and disoriented he can’t remember which campaign event Joe the plumber is supposed to appear at. But he is managing to take the high road and the low road at the same time. His suggesting there might be something unpatriotic about Obama’s relationship with the widely respected Middle East scholar Rashid Khalidi would drive me to the thesaurus to find a synonym for a word I haven’t already used to describe his campaign tactics. Read the Washington Post condemnation of this here.

  5. bryan mcclellan

    Hal you hit it perfectly, I keep telling the drones around here that Acorn is governed by full disclosure rules that require them to report any and all monkey business, and that if the government were held to their standards we’d be far better off.

    Once they turn the questionable documents over to law enforcement it’s out of Acorns control.

    McCain and his cabal should be screaming about Joe the prosecutor and his political bent, but as you say, they are screaming that the car won’t start when in fact it’s purring like a kitten.

  6. Hal Brown

    Good to have you posting on my column John. I agree with you on ACORN. I hope my column didn’t imply otherwise. I assume almost all readers here know what ACORN really is. For the sake of brevity I don’t explain everything.

    Truth be told (a phrase not comfortable riding on the “Straight Talk Express”) when McCain and especially Palin spits out a name as if it’s salted fermented squid guts one would be advised to educate themselves as to why they really find it so distastefull.

  7. John Farley

    ACORN is a great organization. They mobilize low-income communities to fight for their rights. Voter registration is part of that effort.

  8. Hal Brown

    I worried needlessly since it looks like the MSM is covering the disorganized and desperate looking McCain at the rally when he called out Joe the plumbing, a rallyh we now discover was packed with 4,000 bused in school kids (of 6,000 attendees).

    When it was aired live I wasn’t really watching so I missed the classic deer – headlights – oh shit – look.

    This video is a keeper. Wanna bet it’s on The Daily Show tonight.

    Speaking of Jon Stewart, aside from the great interview with Obama, the “Palin has go’in rogue” bit was fantastic. If you missed it check it out here.

  9. bryan mcclellan

    The wheels on the Bus go flappity flappity flap and I’m laughing my ass off.

    Busing in children who can’t vote? Sounds like Johnny boy has taken to attempted brainwashing of the young.Nazi Youth Movement ring a bell?
    If I were a parent from these districts I’d be pissed at the wasted time away from schoolwork as well as my children being exposed to such a lying piece of demagouge crap!

    It will be sold as showing the kids how our electoral system works, when in reality it’s all calculated to distort and infect the next generation of young minds with a huge dose of agrandized propaganda. HACK!

    I’ve suddenly stopped laughing. DOUBLE HACK!