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Sonnabend
11-05-2008, 04:19 PM
John McCain 's concession was a class act. He was gracious in defeat and acted, as far as I am concerned, as a President would have..with dignity and courage.

The media, however, seem to want to stick the boot in.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/11/05/1225560900431.html


The acutely embarrassing photograph of Senator John McCain caught with his tongue hanging out after the third and final presidential debate has become a subject of pitiless ridicule on the internet.

The original image, which was plastered over many newspapers and websites when it was taken on October 15, has since found a new lease of life.

The image has been Photoshopped, remastered, and creatively exploited, resulting in a cascade of spoofs and spin-offs, the likes of which have not been seen since the picture of France's Zinedine Zidane head-butting Italy's Marco Materazzi in the final of the football World Cup in 2006 received the same treatment.

The mocked-up McCain images range from clever to crude and include a competition run by a New York radio station, a group on the photo-sharing site Flickr and a dedicated site called funwithmccain.com.

One wonders what the reaction wouild have been to this image if it had been Obama.

Mainstream Media, digging into the gutter, day after day.

cat714
11-05-2008, 04:31 PM
Disgusting.

wilbur
11-05-2008, 05:15 PM
One wonders what the reaction wouild have been to this image if it had been Obama.

Mainstream Media, digging into the gutter, day after day.

Is it really that hard to figure out? There would be a post on the DU that went something like this:



Barak Obama's concession was a class act. He was gracious in defeat and acted, as far as I am concerned, as a President would have..with dignity and courage.

The media, however, seem to want to stick the boot in.

One wonders what the reaction would have been to this image if it had been McCain.

Mainstream Media, digging into the gutter, day after day.


And you and other dregs who feed off of the political theater would be gloating over the doctored images, here and elsewhere.

Sonnabend
11-05-2008, 06:03 PM
And you and other dregs who feed off of the political theater would be gloating over the doctored images, here and elsewhere.

Actually, wilbur..no, they wont ..and if you think of us as "dregs"..then you are cordially invited to fuck off. Very few, if any, images like the one you see here have been posted on CU..we tend to rise above that kind of thing.

Most if not all of them can be found on DU...they like it in the gutter. We may be down, we may have had a setback yes, but I defy you to find me a single thread on CU that has images like that "that are being gloated over"

Just one.

Show it to me.

AmPat
11-07-2008, 09:51 AM
Is it really that hard to figure out? There would be a post on the DU that went something like this:



And you and other dregs who feed off of the political theater would be gloating over the doctored images, here and elsewhere.

This "Dreg" has accepted Obama graciously and kindly as the President elect. I don't agree with Obama and I certainly don't trust him but I will refer to him as Mr. President. This is a markedly different sentiment than the Liberals have shown for the last 8 years. Liberals are embarassing in victory and down right stupid in defeat. Republicans are far better than that.

Milly
11-07-2008, 10:01 AM
And you and other dregs who feed off of the political theater would be gloating over the doctored images, here and elsewhere.

If you really want to see the dregs, go to the "Humor" forum and take a look at the video of obsessed Obama fans.

BSR
11-07-2008, 12:12 PM
This "Dreg" has accepted Obama graciously and kindly as the President elect. I don't agree with Obama and I certainly don't trust him but I will refer to him as Mr. President. This is a markedly different sentiment than the Liberals have shown for the last 8 years. Liberals are embarassing in victory and down right stupid in defeat. Republicans are far better than that.



This......

LogansPapa
11-07-2008, 12:27 PM
Liberals are embarassing in victory and down right stupid in defeat.

Gross Generalisation.

Iím a Liberal and Iíve restrained a virtual tsunami of visual and written shots I could have taken at "W", but that was simply because itís like catching bait fish - too damn easy. His legacy will be what it is, just like Obamaís presidency.

YupItsMe
11-07-2008, 01:32 PM
Gross Generalisation.

Iím a Liberal and Iíve restrained a virtual tsunami of visual and written shots I could have taken at "W", but that was simply because itís like catching bait fish - too damn easy. His legacy will be what it is, just like Obamaís presidency.

Bullshit you slimed W. every chance you get. This post is typical of the left's complete lack of knowledge regarding irony or hypocrisy

Odysseus
11-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Gross Generalisation.
Based on painful experience.

Iím a Liberal and Iíve restrained a virtual tsunami of visual and written shots I could have taken at "W", but that was simply because itís like catching bait fish - too damn easy. His legacy will be what it is, just like Obamaís presidency.
If you call what you've written around here restraint, I'd hate to see what you consider over the line.

LogansPapa
11-07-2008, 01:59 PM
Bullshit you slimed W. every chance you get. This post is typical of the left's complete lack of knowledge regarding irony or hypocrisy

No, retarded asshole - read his post again:


Liberals are embarassing in victory and down right stupid in defeat.

:rolleyes: It was regarding McCain - you lame tit. :rolleyes:

McCain is Bush - that's why he lost!

Odysseus
11-07-2008, 02:12 PM
McCain is Bush - that's why he lost!

You must try to think before you type. McCain opposed Bush on any number of issues, including coercive interrogation techniques, judicial appointments, tax cuts and Rumsfeld's tenure as SECDEF. The only people who make the claim that they were indistinguishable were Obama's partisans.

McCain ran a superb campaign against a far better funded opponent, a tsunami of media bias, a discredited Republican congress and a fincancial panic. That he was only a few points below Obama in the national vote in spite of the worst climate for a Republican since Watergate should demonstrate that to anyone who isn't a liberal.

LogansPapa
11-07-2008, 02:47 PM
You must try to think before you type. McCain opposed Bush on any number of issues, including coercive interrogation techniques, judicial appointments, tax cuts and Rumsfeld's tenure as SECDEF. The only people who make the claim that they were indistinguishable were Obama's partisans.

Complete Bullshit. McCain voted 9 out of 10 times with Bush - said so on camera, and then lost because of it. Itís not any more complicated than that. The old battleship was sent to the bottom by the recent invention known as the airplane. Sad thing is - the RNC wonít be any further along in 2012.

Elspeth
11-07-2008, 03:36 PM
Look folks,

McCain/Palin is now history. Stories about either candidate now are merely smokescreens to distract us from the very real problems that a president-elect Obama is going to have. I saw the press conference this morning and Obama looked AWFUL. In fact, he looked so tired and beat and scared that I am not even using my pet names for him in this post. I genuinely felt sorry for the man.

Since his election, the market has had the largest single post election drop in history. Methinks that Wall Street is trying to send Obama a message about his tax plan. Yesterday, Obama got a look at the intelligence that he needs to understand what is really happening in the world. My guess is that it blew him away and he is really scared. Whatever he knew before (and he had to know something) is nothing compared to the intelligence he has now seen. He probably sees the full scope of what he has gotten himself into.

McCain is over, Palin is over, and the REAL story is now Obama. The DUers and the media can't yet bring themselves yet to focus on Obama so they are recycling recent history. Obama is not yet president, but with Bush in the background as a lame duck, Obama is now front and center.

And as much as I can't stand the guy, I felt genuinely sorry for him today. All of you who are strong in your faith, pray for this guy. He is really going to need it.

OwlMBA
11-07-2008, 03:41 PM
That's ok. Let them enjoy this moment. They were swept up in the hype and history of this event. They believed wild promises that can never come true. They have their hopes up, they will be dissapointed, they wont have near the voter turnout in four years, and they will all be out on their butts working the college speaking circuit.

BadCat
11-07-2008, 03:49 PM
Look folks,

McCain/Palin is now history. Stories about either candidate now are merely smokescreens to distract us from the very real problems that a president-elect Obama is going to have. I saw the press conference this morning and Obama looked AWFUL. In fact, he looked so tired and beat and scared that I am not even using my pet names for him in this post. I genuinely felt sorry for the man.

Since his election, the market has had the largest single post election drop in history. Methinks that Wall Street is trying to send Obama a message about his tax plan. Yesterday, Obama got a look at the intelligence that he needs to understand what is really happening in the world. My guess is that it blew him away and he is really scared. Whatever he knew before (and he had to know something) is nothing compared to the intelligence he has now seen. He probably sees the full scope of what he has gotten himself into.

McCain is over, Palin is over, and the REAL story is now Obama. The DUers and the media can't yet bring themselves yet to focus on Obama so they are recycling recent history. Obama is not yet president, but with Bush in the background as a lame duck, Obama is now front and center.

And as much as I can't stand the guy, I felt genuinely sorry for him today. All of you who are strong in your faith, pray for this guy. He is really going to need it.

No way. Never. Not a chance in hell.

Odysseus
11-07-2008, 04:39 PM
Complete Bullshit. McCain voted 9 out of 10 times with Bush - said so on camera, and then lost because of it. Itís not any more complicated than that. The old battleship was sent to the bottom by the recent invention known as the airplane. Sad thing is - the RNC wonít be any further along in 2012.
Another Obama talking point, but, as always, there's more to it than that.
According to Congressional Quarterly's Voting Studies, in 2007 McCain voted in line with the president's position 95 percent of the time, but McCain's support of President Bush's position was 77 percent in 2005, and his support for the Republican Party position has been as low as 67 percent (2001). In other words, Obama has taken one year in which McCain and the president were pretty much in agreement, and in which they were both in opposition to Democratic congressional majorities, and used that to gauge his entire career. BTW, Obama, as the most liberal member of the senate, voted with the president 50% of the time in 2007, but voted with his own party 97% of the time, making him about as independent as a marionette.


No way. Never. Not a chance in hell.
I always thought that Jimmy Carter was a clueless disaster in the White House, but watching his physical deterioration from 1976 to 1980 made me feel sorry for him. He was in over his head and it was eating him alive. If Elspeth's concept of his state of mind is accurate, Obama has just had a major reality check forced on him, and he is, for the first time in his life, about to be overwelmed by responsibilities that he had no inkling of during the campaign. Like the dog who chases cars, he has no idea to do with the one that he caught. He may rise to the occasion, or he may crash and burn, but if you love your country (and I know that you do), you have to hope for the former rather than the latter. A little compassion will keep us from becoming like the DUmpsters.

JB
11-07-2008, 06:41 PM
No way. Never. Not a chance in hell.Yeah but aren't you an atheist? I don't think you'd pray for people you do like.

JB
11-07-2008, 06:42 PM
Is it really that hard to figure out? There would be a post on the DU that went something like thisYou don't read DU much do you?

AmPat
11-07-2008, 09:29 PM
Gross Generalisation.

Iím a Liberal and Iíve restrained a virtual tsunami of visual and written shots I could have taken at "W", but that was simply because itís like catching bait fish - too damn easy. His legacy will be what it is, just like Obamaís presidency.

This is just plain stupid, see what I mean. Of course it is a generalization Mr Obvious. I was speaking about Liberals and Conservatives in general. Do you suggest I post ALL their names?:rolleyes:

Liberals have taken shots unfairly at GW and ANYTHING that doesn't originate from the cesspool of the left. You may have restrained yourself but MOST of the liberals have not. :cool:

Elspeth
11-07-2008, 09:36 PM
I always thought that Jimmy Carter was a clueless disaster in the White House, but watching his physical deterioration from 1976 to 1980 made me feel sorry for him. He was in over his head and it was eating him alive. If Elspeth's concept of his state of mind is accurate, Obama has just had a major reality check forced on him, and he is, for the first time in his life, about to be overwelmed by responsibilities that he had no inkling of during the campaign. Like the dog who chases cars, he has no idea to do with the one that he caught. He may rise to the occasion, or he may crash and burn, but if you love your country (and I know that you do), you have to hope for the former rather than the latter. A little compassion will keep us from becoming like the DUmpsters.

You've hit the nail on the head, Odysseus.

And I am especially worried for our country if Obama is really overwhelmed. I expect Rahm Emmanuel (and others) to take on power because of Obama's weakness. I don't know who these others will be and that, in itself, will be something to worry about.

I think a little prayer is in order all around.

AmPat
11-07-2008, 09:37 PM
Correct. I've said it previously. He is an empty suit and way over his head. He got the first inside brief on what the real world was and it blew his small liberal world apart. He is crapping in his knickers right now. He is going to move away from his liberal hyperbole and ideology and will start to see the real world. Liberals are gushing over Obama now but they will soon be dissolusioned.

If Obama is this tired and worn out and he hasn't even begun day one, what will he do by day 100?:cool: