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Obama Acting Like He Already Won?

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I came across a poll on a Florida paper’s website that posed the question “What is your take on Barack Obama’s foreign trip?”  This sounds like a pretty innocuous if not unoriginal question but the evidence of conservative sneakiness is in the possible answers:

Wonderful! It’s like he’s president already, and the world loves him

Great to see him finally going to Iraq and Afghanistan but the rock star stuff in Europe is a bit much

He’s acting a bit presumptious [sic]. Obama isn’t president yet.

Oh please! His behavior and the fawning media coverage are over the top

I really haven’t been paying attention

First off typos on a professional newspaper’s website?  Use spell check!  But more importantly, as you can see, in order to say that you liked that he took the trip, you have to also say that you think he’s acting, like he already won the election.  This is the current GOP talking point, “He’s acting like he’s President already, you haven’t won the election!”  Barack knows he hasn’t won the election, Mr. Obama’s supporters know he hasn’t won the election yet, we know no lead is safe in an election that could likely come down to Florida and Ohio (I’ve lived in Ohio my whole life, so don’t flame me for making fun of it).  Micheal Dukakis had a huge lead over GHWB just weeks before the election and we know how that turned out.

And of course Mr. McCain had to get in on the Barack bashing, saying that he would love to speak in Germany but he’d wait until he was president, despite the fact that he has gone to several countries during his campaign but somehow it’s okay because the countries he visited are in the western hemisphere.  Nobody likes a hypocrite Mr. McCain, well nobody except your supporters apparently.


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Written by J.P. Franklin

July 27, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Obama Speaks at Victory Column, McCain Speaks at Sausage Haus

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While Barack Obama was in Berlin giving what could end up being an historic speech, McCain was in Columbus, Ohio speaking at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in German Village.  Everyday the McCain campaign is becoming more and more of a parody of itself.  I feel sorry for him, he really should have just taken the week off.  First there was the pictures of Obama in a helicopter with Petraus and sinking three pointers, on the same day McCain went golfing with George H.W. Bush.  Obama is in a war zone while McCain is at a country club, this isn’t making Obama look very elitist.  Then yesterday Obama was in Israel making a speech saying that we should never let another holocaust happen, then McCain’s campaign says that Obama has flip-flopped on his position on genocide.  Are you kidding me, is this real?  Then McCain spoke in a grocery store in front of a cheese case.  Why the cheese case?  To show that McCain can handle his lactose?  I suppose that’s a good thing, you don’t want your president negotiating with the Iranians and needing to leave the bargaining table because he stopped at Starbuck’s for a frappucino with extra whip cream.  Or perhaps he did it to show that he gets his daily allowance of calcium and takes his Boniva to prevent osteoperosis.  (On a side note: Sally Field = GILF)  Speaking of types of “ILFs” McCain also helped a MILF with her grocery shopping, because John McCain is a lady’s man.  And now there has been an oil spill in the Mississippi River, something that may make people think about the safety of offshore drilling

I really think the McCain campaign might be on it’s last leg.  They look more desperate for attention by the second.  Do you want people to listen to what you have to say?  Do you want to get some attention?  Try putting forth some news ideas, let us know there is a better way, inspire us with hope, don’t make us timid with fear.  As Barack said today in Berlin, it is up to our generation to face these challenges that we face, terrorism, climate change, rogue nuclear nations, we need to fix these problems to ensure a future for humankind.  We must work together as citizens of the world, not just citizens of nations, these are not problems one country alone can solve, it’s going to take a world-wide effort.  What country is better suited to spearhead this effort than the US?  We are the wealthiest, most powerful nation, ever, we can do this.  But we need the help of our brothers and sisters of all lands to get this done.  Doesn’t it make sense that we should have a president who is respected by the world rather than one that is a joke?

Written by J.P. Franklin

July 24, 2008 at 4:20 pm