It's interesting, isn't it, that John McCain this afternoon asked for the crowds to be respectful to Barack Obama. John McCain has, in previous months, asked state campaign ads to be taken off the air for offending the Obama campaign.
What is Obama so upset about? McCain, a true gentleman among the nastiness of politics, has refrained from pointing out the utter lack of judgement on the part of Obama in his choice of past and present associates. Each time Obama has made a choice in his associations, to further his political career, he has chosen the most radical of choices.
Obama chose Michelle Obama as his girlfriend who introduced him into Chicago politics. She brought him into her church - the church of black liberation under the leadership of Jeremiah Wright. She grew up as best friends with Jesse Jackson's daughter and is close to his family. Or, she was. Her father worked for the city and was involved in precinct politics.
He chose 'community organizing' to become known in his surroundings. While doing that he linked up with ACORN - not the NAACP, or the Urban League which are both liberal black organizations working within communities. He chose ACORN and went on to be a lawyer for them and trained young people to do get out the vote drives. We know this is a corrupt organization. He went on to be involved with William Ayers and the Annenberg Project. Obama treated ACORN to Annenberg funds and Ayers has been a friend and political supporter since those days, despite being described as 'just someone in my neighborhood'.
Obama went on to state politics. He was known for his frequent votes of 'present' rather than take a stand on a vote. He provided funding to the likes of Tony Rezko, now a convicted felon, and went into a real estate deal with him to buy a million dollar mansion in Hyde Park.
As he served, the next step was always in sight. He has a history of being elected to one office and beginning to campaign for the next step up. He became quite good at the practice of eliminating serious threats by taking opponents to court to get them off a ballot. Chicago style.
As a U.S. Senator, he was an enthusiastic earmarker. His wife received a salary raise at her job with the Univ of Illinois medical center - more than doubling her salary after his election. Interesting. Then he earmarked over a million dollars to her place of employment. He provided an earmark for her uncle, too, for his non-profit in Chicago.
Obama calls himself the post racial, post partisan candidate. There is no history of this. Every time his record is questioned or his relationships with others are questioned, the questioner is called racist. Not voting for Obama? You must be a racist. He has no history for reaching across the aisle in the U.S. Senate. He has never gone against his party.
When has he ever called for an ad to be taken down against an opponent? He willingly joined right in with the group calling General Petraeus, General Betrayus, because he is beholden to the socialist likes of MoveOn. Again, he chose supporters like Soros and that bunch. He brags of union support and teachers now campaign in schools for Obama. Nice.
Where are the friends and associates who stand with him? Other than the sitting senator in the state in which he is campaigning, who is on stage standing up for him? No one. Doesn't that say something? Old classmates from even his college days say they don't remember him or that he exaggerates his resume. They aren't singing his praises.
Obama never called on those ads against McCain to come down when they ridiculed his war injuries, his age, his 'out of touchness', his wife's financial success, his fighter pilot career, his family smears. But, even look at his family, as he parades them out before he said he wouldn't do that anymore, and he claims family is off limit. I guess it's just his family. His wife, the Closer. The Closer who brought race into this election season herself. She's a nasty one, that's for certain.
You would think as he is up in the polls, he would be a bit more honorable. Instead he claims the McCain campaign is going negative. Laughable. Telling the truth is only negative in Obama's case because of his past choices. That is his own history. That is his truth. He has been very busy throwing all his past and present associates under the bus to get to this point in his political career. Even his own grandmother, the woman who raised him. The white woman who was fodder for his speech on race. What a guy.
Senator McCain is trying to lighten the tone of the campaign in these waning days. Obama is still going full force.
Obama says history is prologue. True that.