"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Special Comment: "Senator, Grow Up"

Keith Olbermann aired another Special Comment on Countdown yesterday that is about Senator McCain's latest attempt to gain votes. The first step is attacking the press, specifically Fox News favorite target NBC, for daring to reveal that for Rich Warren's Forum that he not only showed up late but there is a good chance he was able to hear the questions while Obama answered them allowing him to better prepare answers. Rather then deny, he goes on the offensive and attacks NBC for daring to talk about it (nevermind Fox News does the same thing with a lot less info to run with).

The second part is to appear around vets, pound his POW experience (which has become a catch-all excuse for all things), and claim that Obama is not patriotic despite no evidence to back this up. Even more hilarious he claims Obama flip flips on things like the war even though there isn't an issue that McCain hasn't been all over the map on over the last few years as he courts the base.

I know that over the years the Republicans have stopped campaigning on the issues and just make up lies as needed but I had hoped the McCain I would have voted on in 2000 would return. It’s sad to know that McCain probably never existed to begin with. The full transcript of the commentary can be found here.

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