McCain stars in new anti-bush ad

Just go there — it’s wonderful.

Via Duncan.

UPDATE: You can go see for youself just how sickening bush’s attacks on McCain 4 years ago were. Unbelievable. Shocking. Totally over the top — and he not only got away with it, he won because of it. We must not let this happen a second time. The more I watch this new McCain ad, the more it sinks in just how atrocious a person our president is. As McCain talks, watch bush sink in his chair like an embarrassed child, an expression on his face you’d exect to see on a kid who just got caught with his fingers n the cookie jar.

Doesn’t anyone on the other side see what’s going on here? How can Roger and Glenn, intelligent men both, continue to give the platform to these thugs? At what point do we all rise up in chorus and ask our president, the SBVFT and all who offer them space to make their groundless accusations, “Have you no sense of decency?” The time to do so is now. Tonight I’m making my third contribution this month to the Kerry-Edwards ticket. Please, painful as it may seem, consider giving some money to fight this cancer. Whatever you can. It’s more citical now than ever.

The Discussion: 9 Comments

That is quite easily the best campaign advertisement I’ve ever seen. Man oh man how much do I wish McCain would have gotten the nod in 2000 and not the Shrub…

August 21, 2004 @ 4:30 pm | Comment

America Can Do Better

Nice little video starring Sen. John McCain and President Bush. Why McCain still supports Bush after Bush’s continual betrayal of him and of the American veterans is beyond me though…

August 21, 2004 @ 4:35 pm | Comment

Kerry’s newest add

John Kerry’s newest campaign ad is easily the most effective rebuttal of a slander attack I have ever seen. It’s stunning. Via The Peking Duck….

August 21, 2004 @ 4:40 pm | Comment

Richard, that is unbelievable!! If they can get that distributed nationwide, it really could counteract the damage done by the Swift Boat liars. Thanks.

August 21, 2004 @ 7:59 pm | Comment

Undecided voters are looking for rebuttals to the claims of the Swiftboat crew. There’s no rebuttal in this ad, or in the press release, just an attempt to point out that people who supported Bush made nasty comments about someone’s military standing in 2000, and since Swiftboat is nasty and military-related too, it’s the same thing.

Very effective, no doubt, for those of you who live politics day and night and hate Bush. But frankly I had to watch the thing twice before I figured out what they were talking about. It really isn’t obvious unless you’re already angry about it and have already made a connection in your mind between these two things. Then it reinforces what you’re already thinking. There’s no argument presented in the ad to lead those who don’t think this way yet.

News for you: the people who are undecided at this point mostly don’t care, don’t remember, and don’t care to be reminded of the details of the 2000 Republican primary campaign. Maybe they should care, but they don’t.

The Swiftboat book is number one on the Amazon list, and if all Kerry can do to retaliate is threaten legal action and whine about Bush’s treatment of McCain in the 2000 primaries, he’s in trouble on this point. And it isn’t lost on anyone that McCain is publicly supporting Bush these days.

August 21, 2004 @ 11:08 pm | Comment

There have been devastating rebuttals crucifying the SBVFT in Knight Ridder, The NY Times, Washington Post and in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. You can find lengthy excerpts over at Kevin Drum and Eschaton and Josh Marshall (links in left-hand sidebar). The leading spokespeople have been proven to have changed their stories about Kerry radically, and what they said in their reports at the time differ markedly from what they are saying now, so much so that when the reports were obtained by the Freedom oif Information Act this week the men looked like very sad liars. This is not a matter of opinion; the SBVFT are discredited among all serious parties, and the only ones going to bat for him are the wingnuts and warbloggers. Even Bill O’Reilly is with me on this one! If you really want to discover the truth, go check the sources I’ve given you — not for the bloggers’ editorial comments, but for the news articles they link to with all the dirt on what these guys are doing, who is paying for it, and how their stories flipped upside down. Amazing.

What the McCain ad does is show that this is EXACTLY what bush did four years ago, with the same players and same script, to destroy McCain. If you want to say it’s all a coincidence, more power to you. Check out the post I just put up with the link for the Weekly Standard, of all places!! He concedes the whole this is a sham, a canard, a fraud. Yes, we all know it’s a crock, a load of lies and innuendo; the only ones who are pretending it isn’t are the ones desperate for bush to win.

That said, they can still do a lot of damage because, unfortunately a lot of Americans don’t study the news seriously and if they see something on TV they’re likely to believe it. Luckily, Kerry knows that bush and Merrie Spaeth did to McCain, and is coming out, finally, with both fists swinging (after a slow start). They now see they have no choice but to fight this head on, as lies told often enough will become truths if left unchallenged.

August 21, 2004 @ 11:56 pm | Comment

It’s an Internet only ad – what a waste. Right when I think Kerry is going to show some courage and strength, he half-asses it with Internet only.

This is the ad that needs to be seen nationally on TV, not just the Internet.

August 23, 2004 @ 1:01 pm | Comment

Well, if it’s Internet only, we have to do our best to spread the word. Have you linked to it on your own blog?

And I agree with you –this is the ad they should be running on national TV, everywhere in America.

August 23, 2004 @ 6:39 pm | Comment

of course I haven’t linked it to my blog – I run an apolitical blog ๐Ÿ™‚

August 23, 2004 @ 11:40 pm | Comment

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