So I guess the McCain campaign has decided in for a penny, in for a pound, and has gone full wingnut with Ayers (count the number of links to the NRO):
Several good things. First, after McCain loses in November, we won’t have to listen to the scumbag right claim he just didn’t hit Obama hard enough. Instead, maybe they honestly will reassess what they have become and determine that their party and their ideology is utterly bereft of ideas. While I am rooting for Obama, believe me, I want a reality based and decent opposition party. After some soul-searching, maybe the GOP can reconstitute themselves and fill that role while they convince the American public that they deserve another chance at leadership.
Second, I will no longer have to listen to certain old friends and, in one case, a member of my family, pretend that McCain is running an honorable campaign. The McCain campaign has now sunk to the putrid depths of the Bush 2000 crowd and beyond, and it is to the point it can not be argued. Those shouts at McCain/Palin rallies of terrorist, treason, kill him, and off with his head all have a direct line back to the McCain/Palin campaign. They can not be denied. While there may still be some dim bulbs who need to see some burned effigies and more overt incitements to violence, the rest of us can clearly see the connection here. John McCain may have bear-hugged George Bush in the past, now he is passionately tongue-kissing Karl Rove.
Finally, if by some freak act of nature, the McCain campaign does win, he will be the most ineffective President ever. Remember in the primaries, when Rahm Emmanuel said the following:
“The way the loser loses,” said Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, who is close to both candidates but has made no endorsement, “will determine whether the winner wins in November.”
While that was certainly the case, it is also true that how the winner wins will help determine how effective they will be as President. If McCain wins this way, the atmosphere in Washington will be toxic. Although the country need strong leadership right now, at least we can count on a Democratic party that will strongly oppose the bad ideas and failed policies of the third Bush term that McCain will represent.
And there it is. The descent of McCain into the sewer of American politics is now complete. This is not an honorable man, this is not a decent man, this is not a good man. He may have been a war hero once, but no longer will that provide cover for his despicable behavior. John McCain is a disgrace to the country he claims to love.
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And don’t be confused. This is a 1:40 second web ad, and McCain has neither the money nor the balls to ad it nationally in any meaningful manner. Again, this is the guy who spent 90 minutes on stage with Obama and did not once bring it up. He is a coward. This ad has two target audiences- the first is the cable news bobbleheads, hoping that this will dominate the news cycle and the ad will get some free play. It will probably be successful in that regard, but with the DOW and S&P tanking again, will simply work against him as it advances the Obama narrative that McCain is out of touch.
The second target audience is these guys:
And they are already beyond hope.