Obama is Smewth
In last night’s debate, McCain sounded downright pouty about Obama’s associations and ads. Part of me wanted Obama to GO THERE, to administer the smack, and he did respond to those claims. But mostly he did the thing that he does even better, the thing that people respond to better than “Nuh-uh! Yuh-huh!”
He was just freakin’ smooth.
Gorgle-blorg! (ganked from Daily Kos)
The higher the pressure, the smoother he gets. The higher the pressure, the more flustered and purple McCain gets. I tell ya, Obama’s got that presidential thing — I’m so glad he’s got Obama policies and not Reagan policies to go with it.
Oh, McCain. How he sold his soul. He’s trying to energize the religious right, but I don’t think it’s enough. And as eloquent as he was in 2000 expressing his own ideas, he is disjointed as a parrot trying to blorgle out talking points.
“Extreme environmentalist” — is that a phrase that resonates with anybody? I mean, I hear “pro-abortion” and my feathers ruffle, but “extreme environmentalist” doesn’t register at all. Is that a person who hugs a LOT of trees? Is this a phrase in deep right? I remember it from the GOP’s official site in 2004:
Yeah, it was goofy, then, too.
And there’s this potent quotable:
OBAMA: We can find some common ground, because nobody’s pro-abortion. I think it’s always a tragic situation. We should try to reduce these circumstances.
SCHIEFFER: Let’s give Sen. McCain a short response…
McCAIN: Just again…
SCHIEFFER: … and then…
McCAIN: Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He’s “health for the mother.” You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, quote, “health.”
WHAT? A lot, a lot, a lot of pro-life people would use that language to qualify their beliefs.
That’s hella tone-deaf. Because the average pro-lifer hears that and hears McCain say they’re “pro-abortion.”
Because I hear that and I hear a man who absolutely doesn’t give a f*** about me.
But that makes sense, because he’s got as his running mate a woman who made other women pay for the rape kits WHICH BRING RAPISTS TO JUSTICE because the kits have emergency contraception in them.
ARRRGH! FIFTY ARRRGHS!
MAN, I am fired up now. I need to go running. But first — a dose of someone presidential:
Everybody relax. I got this.