I have never got the hang of embedding video into this, and I apologize for bogus alerts (if they happen) but I can't pass up a few that came to my attention today. I'd like to thank John McCain and the geniuses (genii?) of the GOP in advance.
First, this is priceless. Pay close attention to the first five seconds:
I thought I was hallucinating. Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in a political ad? What the hell is that? What's the IQ of the dude who came up with this idea? I'm trying to figure out how this ad is meant to hurt Obama, and the only thing I can think of is that the GOP slipped in subliminal messages that no one noticed. I gotta go back and watch the ad real slow...aha! It's just as I thought. When Britney Spears is on screen, there is a brief flash of a message: "Your next Secretary of State. And don't forget Vice-President Kevin Federline." For Hilton, it's "This is Barack Obama's new BFF!"
Is Obama a "celebrity"? Sure. And I'm a Supreme Court justice! Why would the McCain campaign knowingly promote the fact that Obama drew huge crowds in Europe last week? He wasn't giving concerts. He wasn't performing his new one man show. He was introducing himself to multiple regions of the world as the man who might be the next president of the United States.
Ya think McCain would create a reaction like that? I picture an Obama ad including Bea Arthur and Betty White.
Remember all the "Obama hasn't been to Iraq" screeching last month? Now it's "Obama's going to Iraq...and the Mid-East...and Europe. Who does he think he is?"
Someone tell me why anyone wants to run for president anymore?
Backfire! Most of the populace is laughing at the inanity of this ad, and anyone who supports it wasn't going to vote for Obama anyway. President Celebrity! He'll deliver the State of the Union on TMZ instead of CNN! He'll drill for Botox offshore instead of oil! He'll raise taxes on the ugly!
Good Lord, even Jon Voight is getting involved. Angelina's gonna be pissed...
(By the way, Jonny, babe, loved you in Midnight Cowboy but your op-ed implodes from the git-go. If I may quote you directly:
"We, as parents, are well aware of the importance of our teachers who teach and program our children. We also know how important it is for our children to play with good-thinking children growing up.
Sen. Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We cannot say we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry. We know too well that we become like them, and Mr. Obama will run this country in their mindset."
So if we follow your logic we are to assume that Obama was taught by this quadrennial collection of all that is hateful in America when he was a child? I don't think so. Why is Obama portrayed as easily influenced from his twenties? Shouldn't you be working on "Anaconda 3"?)
I'm John McCain, and I approve of this message, because I am running out of things to say. Yes, I am getting desperate. But hey, Jon Voight is behind me, so good news, it looks like I have that "Runaway Train fan club" vote sewn up. Good times.
And I will end this with one more McCain ad that broke today. This one also features Europe, and again please pay close attention at the 25 second mark for the cameo of cameos. I hate to spoil this, but the secret word is HASSELHOFF!
(God help us all. Seriously, God help us. No really. God help us.)