Hey Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.

You gotta love it.  Is this guy an idiot or what?  Obama is attacking McCain for having seven houses.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  Not only is this just plain wealth envy scare tactics but it also shows just how big a hypocrite Obama really is.  The quote from the McCain camp sums it up:

“Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses? Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people “cling” to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans? –McCain spokesman Brian Rogers

I’m REALLY looking forward to more debates and Obama without a teleprompter.  It will get bloody.

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10 Responses to “Hey Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.”

  1. kolby Says:

    The pot/kettle analogy is apt, though I doubt that’s what you literally meant. Neither of these candidates are anything like “regular Americans”. This whole line of attack is among my least favorite in all of politics, but, in all fairness, McCain started the out of touch/elitist argument this time around.

  2. Roland Says:

    How did he start it? Obama was the one talking about the house comment. Obama was the one who ran the ad about it. What are you referring to?

  3. kolby Says:

    The McCain campaign started the “Obama as elitist” charge as soon as McCain became the nominee. Its a standard GOP trope, and they would have tried to use it regardless of who the Democratic nominee is. The McCain house bit is a rather lame attempt to turn the rhetorical tables.

  4. Roland Says:

    Interesting that today in The American Spectator: “According to several Democrat political consultants presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama spent part of his Hawaiian vacation working on weaning himself from a heavy dependence on teleprompters.”

  5. kolby Says:

    And thats different from other politicians…. how?

  6. Roland Says:

    I would hope that we have a President who is confident enough in his policies and ideas to be able to answer questions off the cuff, without being scripted out. Plus, he is always being praised and lauded for his communication and speaking abilities.

  7. kolby Says:

    So I assume you won’t be voting for McCain? His infamous speech (in front of the green backdrop) on the night Obama all but won the nomination was perhaps the worst teleprompter performance ever.

    Seriously, this practice is intended to improve the visual for his nomination speech. Obama is not the best policy encyclopedia, but he is at the very least McCain’s equal. The “praise” heaped on him is for his set piece speaking ability, where everyone (besides Bill Clinton) uses teleprompters. I really don’t understand the conservative desire to believe that Obama actually doesn’t know anything. You’ve taken the “empty suit” idea to a ridiculous extreme. The guy has some bad ideas and he’s no Hillary Clinton when it comes to policy wonkery, but McCain has been caught with his proverbial pants down (actually not knowing what his policy on a given issue is) far more in this race.

  8. Roland Says:

    Lorie Byrd has a great article today on just this topic:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/LorieByrd/2008/08/22/the_case_against_obama_-_in_his_own_words

  9. Ian Says:

    I would hesitate to call that a great article. It pretty much speaks to a conservative base and points out mistakes he has made. Would you care to discuss some of the gaffes McCain has made?

    I would hate to mention McCain and all his friends in the still-existent Czechoslovakia.

  10. Roland Says:

    Ian, you are right. McCain has made many gaffes but look at how they are displayed compared to Obama. Obama’s are either shoved under the rug or ignored all together. If they are covered, it is for one press cycle. McCains are spotlighted and continued on and on and on and on.

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