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Barack Obama Campaign Mocks John McCain’s Disability in New Ad!

Posted by morganwrites on September 14, 2008

Much has been discussed about John McCain not being able to use a computer and in an ad from the Barack Obama campaign (shown above) it says, “Can’t send an email,” referencing McCain. An article in from 2000, shows McCain cannot type on a keyboard.

It took a blogger from The Corner less than a day to find an article in that references John McCain injuries from Vietnam, showing he cannot tie his shoes, comb his hair properly or “typing on a keyboard,” stating it was because of his severe war injuries, which limit his ability to do certain things with his hands.

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

One has to wonder if anyone at the Obama campaign knows how to use a search engine.

This new ad is part of the aggressive campaigning the Obama officials say they will be rolling out and as ABC’s Political Punch points out, this is the thrid or fourth time Barack Obama will be “taking the gloves off,” to fight it out.

David Plouffe, who is Obama’s campaign manager, says they are heading into the final stretch and continues on to say, “We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain’s attacks and we will take the fight to him, but we will do it on the big issues that matter to the American people. We will not allow John McCain and his band of Karl Rove disciples to make this big election about small things.”

If mocking John McCain’s disabilities that he obtained during his captivity in war, is how they plan to fight the big issues, then Obama’s campaign has more problems than just sagging poll numbers.

Perhaps some lesson on how to use a Google search engine should be in order for the Obama campaign members responsible for creating these latest types of ads.


2 Responses to “Barack Obama Campaign Mocks John McCain’s Disability in New Ad!”

  1. Yobachi said

    I really fail to see how his injuries prevent him from sending an email. I’m highly curious as to an explanation of this.

    Nonetheless, I think it’s beside the point; because whether he can personally physically manipulate the device the reality is that he has no intellectual curiosity about modern communications technology that drives our world. It’s not just that he doesn’t send email, he doesn’t even know much about what the internet is, or our how technology is used and is useful.

    There are paraplegics who can’t physically do much of anything themselves, who yet have knowledge and use devices through other people.

    Further, there is voice recognition and other apparatuses that allow people who are much more disabled than McCain to use the internet whether fully or limitedly. McCain is rich, he can afford any device he wants. He doesn’t want them because of the aforementioned reason; he has no intellectual curiosity. So this is nothing but a copout on his part.

    So now the McCain camp is not only playing the gender card, their adding the disability card. Actually, this is also an extention of the “I get a pass for everything because I was a war hero 40 years ago” card. Great, what will be the next excuse for an incompetent ticket?

  2. Yobachi –

    As you should know, John McCain spent 5 1/2 years in a the one of worst prisoner of war camps, aka The Hanoi Hilton, where he underwent torture that neither you nor I could imagine nor possibly survive. His arms, legs, fingers, and who knows what else, were broken and or fractured. He was, for a time, beaten into unconsciousness on a daily basis, given no medical treatment and was also subjected to a diet which barely left him alive.

    I understand that there methodologies where in handicapped people can use the internet, send voice recognition messages, etc. But that is not the point. The point is that the liberal media has chosen to use shameful tactics to smear this man. Several of our past presidents did not use email – and they did fine. Bill Clinton didn’t use emails – and nobody suggested that he had no intellectual curiosity….

    And your statement that the McCain camp is using the gender and or disability card is off base. If you look at the deportment of McCain vs. that of Obama – you’ll find that the former is a gentleman while the latter has no class at all.

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