Archive for the 'Memes' Category

McCain Urges Supporters To Be “Respectful”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Memes

Giving credit where credit is due, McCain is finally addressing the tone of some of his recent gatherings and trying to tell the crowds that Obama is not a scary guy. The only problem? The mob doesn’t care. From Politico: “I am enthusiastic and encouraged by the enthusiasm and I think it’s really good,” McCain […]

October 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Comparing Obama’s And McCain’s Newest Ads

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Media, Memes, Video

Obama focuses on McCain’s housing gaffe to highlight that he’s out of touch with Americans… McCain continues to try and sell the idea that Obama’s a celebrity who will raise everybody’s taxes… Who wins? Well, remember John Kerry’s “I voted for it before I voted against it” moment? Sure you do. It painted him as […]

August 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

No One Term Pledge For McCain

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Memes

I think this was a pretty easy one to call, but given the speculation a couple weeks ago, I figured I’d follow up. From Politico: LAS CRUCES, N.M. — John McCain stated unequivocally in an interview with Politico on Wednesday that he would not pledge to serve only a single four-year term, rejecting a suggestion […]

August 21st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain’s “Fan Club” Ad Crosses A Dangerous Line

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Gender, McCain, Media, Memes, Race, Sexuality, Video

Not only has McCain’s latest celebrity attack ad gotten goofier, it’s also starting to reveal the particularly distasteful “white women like the black guy” tactic that Republicans have used in the past to scare voters away from African American candidates. First, let me once again point out that McCain is just plain lying that Obama […]

August 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Does Obama Have A Weight Problem?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Media, Memes

He’s the picture of health, and that may be the problem. Because as the Wall Street Journal reports, Obama’s fitness may only reinforce the stereotype that he’s an elitist… The candidate has been criticized by opponents for appearing elitist or out of touch with average Americans. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted in July […]

August 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

McCain’s “Obama Wouldn’t Visit Troops” Attack Backfires

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, McCain, Media, Memes, Republicans

McCain is better than that ad, and he shouldn’t have made it. What’s more, I think he knows this. But just in case he doesn’t, the media is reminding him… From Washington Post: For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit […]

July 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Are Older Voters Exceedingly Gullible?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Media, Memes

I know, it’s definitely a broad generalization and I’m prepared to get smacked down for it, but I bet if you did a poll and asked who believed the nonsense about Obama being a muslim, etc., the older voters would come out on top…by A LOT. What else am I to make of stories like […]

May 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Hillary Clinton As The Black Knight From Monty Python and the Holy Grail

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Memes, Video

Let me just say that I’ve seen this meme starting to pop up across the blogosphere in recent weeks and I think I can lay claim to having started it with this post on April 6th. In fact, here’s a blog that completely ripped off my post from that day. Oh, and here’s the scene… […]

May 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Barack Claims Voters Are Bitter. He’s Right.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, McCain, Memes, Republicans

This has become a mini-firestorm… “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these […]

April 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 34 Comments »

Thank You Media!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Billary, Bush, Cheney, Democrats, Hillary, Law, Media, Memes, Religion, Republicans, The War On Terrorism, Torture

Greenwald has a breakdown of the stories that made the news… Here are the number of times, according to NEXIS, that various topics have been mentioned in the media over the past thirty days: “Yoo and torture” – 102 “Mukasey and 9/11″ — 73 “Yoo and Fourth Amendment” — 16 “Obama and bowling” — 1,043 […]

April 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »