This is standard operating procedure for the Republicans but Obama's fit so perfectly into the prejudices of this segment of the party that you knew that the number of attacks and their transparent, crude and racist nature would create a vile stream of hate that will continue to taint our nation as long as Obama is a national figure.
It was also obvious that, in time, the McCain camp would have to embrace this type of attack. His camp lacks the enthusiasm, ideas or energy that is present in the Obama camp. He can not run on his agenda, for it is just a continuation of the Bush Administration and Republican Party agenda that has been rejected by the majority of people of this nation. So it was clear that the only path left is to attack Obama on non-issues and it is safe to assume that these attacks will be only slight less disgusting that that of the likes of Sen. Bryant (R-Anderson S.C.).
I am just surprised that it happened so early. I have to admit the Obama camp has responded well.
“John McCain is an honorable man who is running an increasingly dishonorable campaign. Senator McCain knows full well that Senator Obama strongly supports and honors our troops, which is what makes this attack so disingenuous. Senator Obama was honored to meet with our men and women in uniform in Iraq and Afghanistan this week and has visited wounded soldiers at Walter Reed numerous times. This politicization of our soldiers is exactly what Senator Obama sought to avoid, and it's not worthy of Senator McCain or the 'civil' campaign he claimed he would run,”
With Rove now working with McCain, we can expect a lot more of these attacks based on lies.
Election 2008, Lies, McCain, Obama