Team Obama hits bottom. Keeps digging

Barack Obama launched a new video attack against John McCain today, mocking him for not using a computer. An Obama spokesman had this to say:
“It’s extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn’t know how to send an e-mail.”

Indeed.

You might think that the smartest guys in the room at Team Obama would ask a few basic questions before beginning this line of attack. For instance, “Why can’t John McCain use the computer?” Instead, they imply that John McCain is too old know anything about technology. If team Obama had shown some intellectual curiosity, they would have found out the reason:

McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. source1, source2.

Several websites have picked up this story, notably, Jonah Goldberg, Ed Morrisey, Free Republic, and Matt Drudge. I would not be surprised to see Team Obama pull the ad from Youtube, but that isn’t enough. Obama has made many promises over the last 18 months, one of which is to engage in a different kind of politics, free of personal attacks.

Obama owes John McCain, and the American People a sincere apology. There is no place in this election for gutter politics.

Update: from Ace of Spades:

In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.

In other words, Obama’s ad is not only insulting and offensive to older Americans and disabled veterans, it is also total fabrication.

It is time to use the “L” word. The ad is a Lie, and the perpetrators are Liars. (h/t The Corner)

more at Political Machine

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2 Responses

  1. there IS a place in this election for gutter politics. it’s sitting right next to the clean campaign that mccain also promised.

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