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Bend over and kiss your fanny goodbye.
At least that’s what Barack Obama wants you to think. His new ad is out today and he says he’s taking off the gloves. Jake Tapper at ABC says by his count that it’s the fourth time Obama has “taken off the gloves.”
Just exactly how many pairs of gloves does this elitist own? I have a pair for winter and a pair of work gloves. That’s pretty much it.
Then again, I’m not the one we’ve been waiting for.
Obama’s ad attacks John McCain for going to Washington in 1982 and for not using email. Of course when McCain went to Washington that was a full ten years after Joe Biden was first elected to the Senate. But who’s counting? We’ll get to the email in just a second.
And gee, what was Barry O. doing in the early 80s? Not many years before that, he was an admitted marjiuana and cocaine user. Had he stopped by then?
According to this 2003 State Journal-Register article posted on the NORML website, “Obama, 42, told me recently he had tried marijuana in high school and hasn’t consumed any illegal drugs in 20 years.”
Do the math. That’s 1983.
Kudos to Obama for putting his drug use behind him. But let’s be fair if we’re going to talk about the past, we should talk about everyone’s past.
Back to the ad. Just who put this together? Quite frankly it’s rather amateurish. After the weeks of gobsmackingly (oops, didn’t mean to say “smack” referring to Obama) really brilliant ads from the McCain camp, this one looks kinda cheesy.
Yes, I’m biased. Yes, I’m partisan. But to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “I paid for this website.”
So what if John McCain doesn’t use email? World War III is not going to be launched via text message. Which is a good thing, since Barry can’t even get that right.
Look my eight year old is pretty computer savvy. He doesn’t have email and texting yet because I don’t let him. Not because he couldn’t do it. It’s what he’s grown up with.
So, sorry if John McCain doesn’t consider it a priority. It’s not like he’s uninformed. He didn’t even have to use Google to know that Russia has veto power on the U.N. Security Council.
Quite frankly, I could use a little less email in my life. It is at times, a distraction. I know dozens of people without an email account. Amazingly, we can still communicate.
Besides, didn’t Barry just say two days ago, “These are serious times and they call for a serious debate…spare me all the phony outrage. Spare me all the phony talk about change.”
Why yes, yes he did in response to Lipstickgate.
If you run across him in a chat room, maybe you could ask him if this is what he means by “serious debate.”
Unless he’s out shopping for new gloves.
UPDATE: It seems that someone as technically savvy as Barack Obama would be able to do a Lexus-Nexis search, if he could have maybe he’d have found this:
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball. The Boston Herald, March 2000
H/T Jonah Goldberg