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?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).
Hugo Chávez: Shitty Yankees! Go to hell, you shitty Yankees!
Announcer: Obama says that he would meet Chávez without conditions.
Hugo Chávez: Shitty Yankees, go to hell a hundred times!
Announcer: 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.
Announcer: 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!
Announcer: 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!
Announcer: In November, you decide.
John McCain: I'm John McCain and I approved this message.
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!
- Pride marchers are critical of President Chavez' record on LGBT rights (June 30, 2008)
- Top Venezuelan court says no to same-sex marriages (March 5, 2008)
- Hugo Chavez wants to be master of his domain (December 2, 2007)
- President Chavez is too macho to be gay (September 16, 2007)
- Venezuelan embassy in Spain defends Chavez from gay rumors (September 12, 2007)
- Is Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez - gulp! - gay? (September 8, 2007)