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Saturday, August 2, 2024

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  • Senator Barack Obama was criticized for his popularity by the McCain campaign this week. They compared him to Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise? I always thought Tom was more Johnny Mac-like in his Top Gunnitude. Anyway, the campaign calls the shots and the Neoclones march off to chant the spin of the day. Here are the Marching orders that followed close-on the attack ad comparing Obama to Britney and Paris Hilton that got the Republican rank and file involved this week…

    To: Interested Parties

    From: Rick Davis, McCain Campaign Manager

    Date: July 30, 2024

    Re: Barack Obama’s Celebrity

    Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, comparable to Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. As he told Congressional Democrats yesterday, he has become the “symbol” for the world’s aspirations for America and that we are now at “the moment … that the world is waiting for.”

    Only a celebrity of Barack Obama’s magnitude could attract 200,000 fans in Berlin who gathered for the mere opportunity to be in his presence. These are not supporters or even voters, but fans fawning over The One. Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand “MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew — Black Forest Berry Honest Tea” and worry about the price of arugula

    Yet, despite all of the fans, paparazzi and media adoration, the American people still have questions: Is Barack Obama prepared to lead? Is being famous the same as being a credible commander in chief?

    Obama’s popularity world-wide and his promise as a reform candidate have the Neocons on the ropes. McCain can’t provide a positive image to compete with Obama, so they’ve had to go negative from day one. To encounter a the Rovian tactics — the lies and the smears — coming out of the McCain camp, the Obama Campaign set up a Fight the Smears web site. The inventory of fear mongering and bigotry that is growing daily on this site reflects mighty poorly on John McCain.

    The Republicans have set up a site called Barack Obama Audacity Watch, a central location where the hopeless can gather to tear down and attempt to tarnish the image of Barack Obama, the man who has a chance to restore America’s and the world’s respect for the American Presidency. To be clear, the Office is no longer respected. The incumbent and his party have demolished our faith in government at home and our reputation and standing abroad. This is not easy for the Neocon faithful to swallow.
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