Friday, September 19, 2008

Despicable: John McCain links Barack Obama to Hugo Chávez

One of those truly shameless John McCain attack ads has finally brought me out of blog post hibernation.

So far, most of the McCain smears on Barack Obama have been almost humorous in their obvious desperation but this one, supposedly meant only for Spanish-language media, really crosses the line (apparently an English-language version - above - has been posted on the McCain's YouTube page just for kicks).

Announcer: Have you seen who Obama wants to talk with?
Hugo Chávez:
Shitty Yankees! Go to hell, you shitty Yankees!
Obama says that he would meet Chávez without conditions.
Hugo Chávez: Shitty Yankees, go to hell a hundred times!
He said he would meet in the first year of his government.
Hugo Chávez: The United States which is behind all the conspiracies against our country.
He said it was a disgrace that we haven't done it.
Hugo Chávez: If any aggression were to come against Venezuela, then there will be no oil for people or the government of the Unites States!
Do you believe we should speak to Chávez?
Hugo Chávez: We, you shitty Yankees, know that we are resolute to be free, no matter what happens, and at any cost!
In November, you decide.
John McCain: I'm John McCain and I approved this message.
The McCain camp calls the ads "Obama Chávez" obviously relishing the naughty opportunity to link Obama with South America's biggest anti-US dictator clown (the fucker, pardon the French, threw out two Human Rights Watch monitors earlier today based on a newly released report criticizing the Chavez government for human rights violations).

If this is what it has come to, perhaps blogger Andrew Sullivan is right in predicting that the McCain-Palin camp is about to fall off a cliff. We should all hope for a rout but until election day there's no surrender!

Except this is pure
Chávez cat-nip! Watch him respond to the ad in ways that plays directly into McCain's hands!



Monica Roberts said...

Why am I not surprised? he's already tried to link Barack with Paris this.

I want to believe that the American electorate is smart enough to see through this BS, but after 2000 I definitely have my doubts.

libhom said...

If Obama actually were linked to Hugo Chavez, I would think more highly of Obama for it.