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7/31/2008

Beldar Compares McCain and Obama

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 8:49 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Beldar compares how John McCain and Barack Obama see themselves.

I agree it’s revealing.

— DRJ

8 Responses to “Beldar Compares McCain and Obama”

  1. Lets try the whole thing

    http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/messiah_well_actually.php

    “It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It’s about America. I have just become a symbol…” Obama said, according to the campaign.

    afall (87fe55)

  2. I won’t argue that Obama’s head can barely fit through the door, but spare me the crap about McCain being this Herculean knight in shining armor. Just like Obama, he’ll say and do anything to get elected.

    Stu (9ec768)

  3. afall — your partial quote is as decietful as you seem to be claiming Beldar is.

    Obama goes on to say “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.”

    The complete quote is really an indictment of America — its presupposes that America currently does not uphold its best traditions. Its and indictment of the 50+ million Americans who voted to re-elect George Bush in 2004.

    To which I say, GFY Barack.

    WLS (4ab682)

  4. When I think of Obama, tradition doesn’t exactly come to mind.

    Vermont Neighbor (31ccb6)

  5. Yep, afall, McCain is “all about me.” That’s why he refused early release. That’s why he was tortured, repeatedly, over several years.

    I have issues with respect to McCain, but my preferred candidates are history.

    What I can recognize is that McCain’s word holds a greater value than Obama’s. The former literally suffered years of pain because he kept faith. The latter has thrown everyone save his immediate family under the bus, given half a chance.

    Casey (9ee427)

  6. Obama goes on to say “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.”

    I know. Thats where the ellipsis goes. Completely turns it on its head, I’d say.

    “The complete quote is really an indictment of America — its presupposes that America currently does not uphold its best traditions.”

    Thats sort of a campaign issue. I chalk it up as similar to people who think our country is going in the ‘wrong way.’

    “Yep, afall, McCain is “all about me.” ”

    WTF? Who says that?

    afall (6e6b68)

  7. Seems like a wash to me. They’re both pompous a-holes.

    David Ehrenstein (21c975)

  8. http://matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/08/rachel_maddow.php

    A discussion of the topic. Nice try WLS. And David E, please pay more attention.

    JAR (08d0b1)


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