Monday, September 15, 2008

The Meme Takes Root: McLiar

Here's a great new website. After all, John McCain lies so regularly now, you need a Wiki just to keep track.

We'll see if it spreads nationwide as it should, if it reaches voters and turns polls, working hand-in-hand with the GOP deregulation-fest financial meltdown. But even Fox News is calling out McCain for lying.

And how about the once-Master himself:

It's so bad that someone in the McCain camp pulled the plug on this interview:

Yep, they're starting to run scared. Even McCain is forced to admit his own lies:
Did Barack Obama really call Sarah Palin a pig, as a John McCain ad leads people to believe? "No," McCain said Monday. The Republican presidential nominee defended the ad anyway, saying Obama "chooses his words very carefully."
Whine, whine, whine, John
ny "Doubletalk" McCain. Obama's new ad makes it plain that all the news sources agree -- McCain's honor and integrity are things of the past:

Don't just believe the ad, read U.S. News and World Report, for heaven's sake. Read Richard Cohen (of all people!) in the Washington Post, who admits in Monday's column that he was once in the tank for McCain:
McCain has turned ugly. His dishonesty would be unacceptable in any politician, but McCain has always set his own bar higher than most. He has contempt for most of his colleagues for that very reason: They lie. He tells the truth. He internalizes the code of the McCains -- his grandfather, his father: both admirals of the shining sea. He serves his country differently, that's all -- but just as honorably. No more, though.
I'll date the moment that McCain set his demise in motion as the final night of the Democratic National Convention when Obama's powerfully executed four day event climaxed with his blockbuster speech, making John McCain flinch enough to cynically pick Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate. The emperor has no clothes because the empress was a short-term sucker move and all but the die-hard can see it now, thanks to Charlie Gibson and her own unblinking egomania.

As for McPalin, not only does the Earmark Queen of Alaska lie about her $453 million in earmarks, not only is she refusing (through the McCain campaign spokespeople!) to cooperate with the investigation of her Troopergate lies, not only does she continue to lie again today about her opposition to the Bridge to Nowhere, not only does she lie about how much energy Alaska contributes to the U.S., but even her skin tone is a lie -- she had a tanning bed installed in the Governor's Mansion!

Like the candidate says, if you believe anything that you hear from McCain and his chosen successor, I've got a bridge to sell you...:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obama is now in a target-rich environment. It has been startling to see the McLiar meme in action; both the (IMHO) long amount of time it took to spark (considering that almost every word out of his mouth for the last 4 weeks has been untrue), and, once lit, the absolute brushfire speed at which it's burning through the political sphere.

Cohen's piece is a perfect example -- it took YEARS for any media outlet to use the word "lie" in the same sentence as "George Bush", but now even a lamebrain milqutoast like Cohen is calling Gramps out.

Thing is, as deadly as this may be for Gramps, I think he's now even in more danger of being trampled by the "out-of-touch" storyline. The idea that he keeps saying that the economy is fundamentally sound while major banks are going under is astonishing, and yields some pretty easy-to-imagine visuals & ads that would make him look like a doddering fool a la Uncle Clarence in "Wonderful Life."

(Honestly, this has moved beyond standard political bullshit for me -- I really think he doesn't understand when America's GNP comes from in this century. When he claims the "fundies are sound" I get the feeling he thinks that the US economy is still driven by steel mills or car makers, etc.)

And then there's, of course, the rich "Palin as flyweight", "Palin as wingnut", and "Palin as Liar" storylines, although now that people have had a few days to look into what goes on in Alaska, she's starting to look like a crackpot without any outside help.

BO and his peeps now have an embarassment of riches to choose from.

Bring on the 527's!