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Eilise
09-23-2008, 04:37 PM
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Tue Sep-23-08 03:25 PM
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McCain Campaign "Tired of Catching Spears."

The McCain campaign is gearing up to criticize Senator Obama for his past associations with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and a former Weather Underground operative, William Ayers, in the home stretch of the presidential race.

The McCain campaign, according to one aide, decided it would play the Wright and Ayers cards after Mr. Obama's campaign ran ads linking Senator McCain to a talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh. "Our position is we are no longer going to feel constrained to avoid his very real associations in contrast to the very fictional associations he has imputed to John McCain in this campaign," this aide said.

The Wall Street Journal on September 19 quoted one of Mr. McCain's top aides, Mark Salter, as saying the campaign was "tired of catching spears." He also said, "They played it one way, we played it another way. Now we're both going to play it the same way."
The Fascist NY Sun

I realize that "catching spears" is a metaphor, but it strikes me as one that is intentionally provocative and racialized. How close to the edge is the McCain campaign going to get? When will they go over the edge?



DesertedRose
Tue Sep-23-08 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
2. Bastards.

Of COURSE it's racialized.


phantom power
Tue Sep-23-08 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
3. Wow, there's some racist dogwhistling.


babylonsister
Tue Sep-23-08 03:27 PM
Response to Original message
6. Can that expression be any more obvious? These guys
have already been called on their bullshit; this will not help.

The DUmmies have been ridiculous in their attempts to race-bait, but this is over the top, even for them. Now we can't use the word "spear".

LogansPapa
09-23-2008, 05:00 PM
Only when used in conjunction with the word "chucker." ;)

gator
09-23-2008, 05:41 PM
Wasn't Obama's father a card carrying "spear chucker"?

I mean he was from Africa, wasn't he?

I suspect Obama's half brother has a spear or two in his little African hut.

Lager
09-23-2008, 05:44 PM
When Obama made his famous "lipstick on a pig" comment, which I believe was deliberately aimed at Palin, there were those here who came to his side and said, "what's all the fuss, it's an often used, innocuous statement"?, "You folks are just overreacting."
I said, imagine if McCain had used a similar type of statement, like "let's call a spade, a spade", the demon libs would be wetting themselves all over it. Well, this is close, and, they certainly are.

LogansPapa
09-23-2008, 05:50 PM
Wasn't Obama's father a card carrying "spear chucker"?

I mean he was from Africa, wasn't he?

I suspect Obama's half brother has a spear or two in his little African hut.

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:lx15v71tfDQu-M:http://www.morethings.com/fan/south_park/photo_gallery/eric-cartman-290.jpg

Oh shit, Dude.

GrumpyOldLady
09-23-2008, 05:55 PM
Wasn't Obama's father a card carrying "spear chucker"?


OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! I'm laughing and laughing! THank you, Gator, for the great laugh!!

YES, Obama's runaround daddy and half brother are spear chuckers. I'm sure that there are bunches of half brothers and sisters all over the place who are spear chuckers as well.

Eilise
09-23-2008, 06:04 PM
Only when used in conjunction with the word "chucker." ;)

The DUmmies are freaking out over the word "spear". The McCain camp said to the effect that their opponenet is throwing spears, nobody said anything close to "spear chuckers" (except a couple people here). Last month I recall somebody in the Obama camp saying McCain was throwing spears at them. Not racist then, but racist now - what a load of BS.

LogansPapa
09-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Not racist then, but racist now - what a load of BS.

Yeah, we know - but funny anyway.;)

hoplophobe
09-23-2008, 06:17 PM
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2008/08/24/schieffer-can-biden-be-obamas-spear-chucker
Bob Schieffer referred to Biden as Obama's spear thrower.

MrsSmith
09-23-2008, 06:49 PM
Not to destroy the racist crap or anything...but my brothers, who are both definitely white, have loved spear fishing for decades now. Yes, believe it or not, WHITE people can spear!!! :eek::eek:

gator
09-23-2008, 06:51 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:lx15v71tfDQu-M:http://www.morethings.com/fan/south_park/photo_gallery/eric-cartman-290.jpg

Oh shit, Dude.

If you are going to do South Park at least use the right show.

http://i10.tinypic.com/548sky1.jpg

LogansPapa
09-23-2008, 07:04 PM
http://lolabrigada.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/shocked_kidz_at_pc_sm.jpg

(oh snap!)

Scarlet
09-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Can we say Obama spearheaded events when he was a communitty organizer? Or is that bad too?
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FDK
09-24-2008, 02:47 AM
Only when used in conjunction with the word "chucker." ;)

Oh, man. You're gonna give us white trash a bad name. Learn how to spell, please.

It's "spear chuckah." :D

marinejcksn
09-24-2008, 05:04 AM
Not to destroy the racist crap or anything...but my brothers, who are both definitely white, have loved spear fishing for decades now. Yes, believe it or not, WHITE people can spear!!! :eek::eek:

Exactly right? Guess my wife's Hawaiian friends would take offense to me pointing out how they love spearfishing? :rolleyes:

DU just makes me laugh. Whenever I'm having a crappy day here in Iraq, I read a post from these people and cheer right up.:cool:

Gingersnap
09-24-2008, 10:23 AM
I said, imagine if McCain had used a similar type of statement, like "let's call a spade, a spade", the demon libs would be wetting themselves all over it. Well, this is close, and, they certainly are.

Now how is that phrase racist? :confused:

marinejcksn
09-24-2008, 11:02 AM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:lx15v71tfDQu-M:http://www.morethings.com/fan/south_park/photo_gallery/eric-cartman-290.jpg

Oh shit, Dude.

Mitch Conner, we meet again! :D

Elspeth
09-24-2008, 11:35 AM
Wasn't Obama's father a card carrying "spear chucker"?

I mean he was from Africa, wasn't he?

I suspect Obama's half brother has a spear or two in his little African hut.

I thought spear chucker was a lesbian slur. Am I not up on all my slurs?

ralph wiggum
09-24-2008, 11:41 AM
Now how is that phrase racist? :confused:

Really? I've remember hearing that when I was a kid, but rarely if ever since.

Gingersnap
09-24-2008, 11:48 AM
I thought spear chucker was a lesbian slur. Am I not up on all my slurs?

You're looking for "carpet muncher", I believe. Although whether that term is a slur or merely descriptive, I couldn't really say. :p

LogansPapa
09-24-2008, 12:56 PM
You're looking for "carpet muncher", I believe.

Oh Shit! :D Coffee spew! :p

YupItsMe
09-24-2008, 04:34 PM
I think I see the misunderstanding. I heard the conversation went something like this.

McCain, "No I only use a speargun when I'm scuba diving. We were hunting birds, so I was using a shotgun, not a spear. Chukars, that's what we were hunting."


:D

Elspeth
09-24-2008, 05:34 PM
You're looking for "carpet muncher", I believe. Although whether that term is a slur or merely descriptive, I couldn't really say. :p

OMG!
:eek: