I've heard the soundbite:"Our job in this election is not just 'win,' although I'm a big believer in winning," Obama said. "I don't intend to lose this election. John McCain doesn't know what he's up against.
I laughed out loud.
What else are you going to do? John McCain has seen more politics, more real fighting, more of humanity than you, or I, or a whole Harvard Law School full of Barack Obamas combined. Does he really need to know what he's up against here?
It's kinda like, oh, John McCain being too hasty with his assessment of the Russia-Georgia situation. He didn't take the time to "be briefed." He didn't take the time to talk the matter over with his 300 paid foreign policy "consultants." At least , that's the way the Barack Obama campaign is spinning his dead-on and timely reaction.
It's because he didn't have to. He's been around the block about 600 times, and around the world about the same. He already knows more "background" than all of Barack's advisers put together.
But, I'll concede that John McCain doesn't know what he's up against. But then, nobody does, not even Barry.
There are a couple of things that are really beginning to bug me about the Obama narrative. The first one, that I've heard about a kajillion times, is that he was raised by a single mother. Of course, his mother was only single for two or three years between husbands, and then she fobbed Barry off on his grandparents to raise from the time he was ten. So, she didn't raise him and she wasn't single.
Number 2 peeve: Barry is "untested." He just needs time in the Senate to get some mileage, and then he'll be qualified.
HE'S 47 YEARS OLD, FOLKS. DON'T YOU THINK THAT IF HE WERE CAPABLE OF TAKING A RISK, OF FIGHTING A REAL FIGHT, OF STANDING UP FOR HIS SO-CALLED BELIEFS, HE COULD HAVE DONE THAT BY NOW?
Instead, he's been schmoozing at cocktail parties, with his little pinkie out, talking about those benighted rubes who cling to religion and guns to rich white liberals who have big vocabularies and shit for brains. He's doing his little backroom deals with that bastard terrorist Bill Ayers, who was blowing up buildings in this country while John McCain was otherwise engaged. He was community organizing...
I don't respect men I know I could beat up. And I don't vote for them, either.
Oh, I forgot to mention something that BO did stand up for: infanticide. Babies dying in waste areas, cold, on trays, or wrapped up in a wad of bloody hygienic surgery shields. That's something our man Barry can get behind! Hey, no sacrifice is too great to protect abortion, eh?