Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: What are the Repubs thinking? Someone needs to teach them about "safe YouTube."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What are the Repubs thinking? Someone needs to teach them about "safe YouTube."

First, the RNC's "parody" about Obama in Germany (which also features David Hasselhoff) is actually just damn funny in...OK, I'll say it...a positive way for Obama.

Someone needs to tell the McCain people that a "parody" isn't supposed to make people laugh at the people who are making the "parody."

Then, McCain compares Obama to Britney and Paris, claiming that he is as big of a superstar as they are:

Has someone told them that calling Obama a celebrity isn't necessarily a bad thing...that people spend millions of dollars on tabloids and magazines tracking the movements of celebrities?

Can you say D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-E?

I like the Obama Campaign's response a lot!

In a statement, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor had this to say:

On a day when major news organizations across the country are taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative attacks, his campaign has launched yet another. Or, as some might say, "Oops! He did it again."

Also, a group called Progressive Accountability came up with a great video rebuttle--comparing Britney rather successfully to John McCain:

And then there is my favorite...McCain doesn't speak for the McCain Campaign.

When it comes to just about everything about Sen. McCain's campaign, he has not chosen wisely.

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Blogger Laz said...

The story behind this desperation: it is not that they are trying to play Obama up as an "arrogant celebrity" although most of the mainstream news media seems to have seized upon THAT as the primary message of the Britney/Paris/Obama ad -- it is that they are playing the race card!

Why? Because the same people who were key to the the production of ads in Tennessee that were used to help defeat Harold Ford in his election bid two years ago are also responsible for these ads! In those ads they were successful at linking Ford to an alleged relationship with a mysterious "blond bimbo" (meaning: white woman)and used that smear to play upon deep seated southern stereotypes and fears that are race related.

So this is only about "celebrity" on the surface. The juxtaposition of Obama's image with that of Britney and Paris is carefully calculated to play to the fears of the worst kind of racial bigots AND to subtly manipulate those who claim to not have a bigoted bone in their bodies but yet at the subconscious level are uncomfortable with inter-racial relationships.

Read that again: The people responsible for racial slur ads in Harold Ford's Tennessee election campaign are THE EXACT SAME PEOPLE behind these new McCain ads. So if you think it's about celebrity you are only partly right. It is also about fear mongering racism.


7/31/2008 9:01 AM  
Blogger Laz said...





7/31/2008 9:14 AM  
Blogger Myster said...

You can't blame McCain too much. All young people look the same to him.

7/31/2008 10:35 AM  

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