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The Valley Blue Dog: Notes from the dirty campaign trail


Column by Steven Sisson

Our presidential campaign has sunk lower than the Wall Street stock index.

Down, down, down …

Republican operatives have historically gone negative in losing campaigns to drive down voter participation and denigrate their Democratic opposition.

Guess what? Dinosaur-like GOP president nominee John McCain is losing to a first-term senator. The Blue Dog says Barack Obama is a political puppy compared to the oldest presidential candidate in the history of this nation!

In dog years, McCain has flat-lined and so has his negative campaign.

McCain’s campaign is a bad joke! His vice president is shrill and inexperienced.



Fact is the McCain has enlisted the same sleazy hired-guns and Republican operatives working for him that worked for Bush the last few presidential elections.


Who could forget?

Eight years ago, John McCain was cursing and fighting mad about losing the GOP South Carolina primary to George W. Bush largely due to the rumors he had fathered an illegitimate child.

Truth be told, John and Cindy McCain’s adopted daughter Bridget had come from no less Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Bangladesh, and yet they were slammed in South Carolina like a hurricane hitting the coastal islands.

Did I jar your memory, Mr. McCain?

Or must you request the question be repeated and write down the priorities like in the last presidential debate?

The 2000 South Carolina ugly rumor mill was fed by REPUBLICANS.

Hey, McCain’t! You can’t change your campaign to the high road without cleaning your own house.


Guilt by association

“Hit Obama harder,” they’re screaming?

Republican voters want more blood on their hands! Chants and voices were raised at recent McCain for President rallies to spill more blood than a Michael Vick-sponsored dogfight!

These red meat and mostly white-bread Republicans are mad as hell at their nominee John McCain for running a losing campaign. They’re mad at McCain for not fighting harder. They’re mad at the press for not playing their GAME.

Politics has become a blood sport based on lies. I’m mad, I’m really mad! They continue to protest to McCain to Tell All.

Nazi Joseph

Geobbels was quoted during WWII, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”Tell a lie often enough and it becomes Republican the twisted truth in modern America. And yes, Mudslinging King Karl Rove can be proud of his legacy.

Here’s how it works ladies and gents …

GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin says Obama and Ayers, then GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin says Obama and terrorist, and lastly GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin says Obama and Muslims … and most Muslims have dark complexions.

The Blue Dog says it’s nothing more than veiled racism.

Enough is enough! It’s a smear! It’s dirty politics! It’s un-American!

The Republicans might as well resurrect the 1960s welfare queen mantra or Willie Horton’s prison release in 1988.

Facts are facts. Both Barack Obama and William Ayers resided in the same Chicago neighborhood and have served on several nonprofit organization board of directors.

Obama was 8 years old when Ayers committed acts against the government during the Vietnam War. Democratic Presidential nominee Obama has denounced the radical actions and beliefs of Ayers and his anarchist cronies of the past.

The Blue Dog says Obama is a Democrat. Obama is a Christian. Obama is an American.

‘Nuff said.

Yet McCain’s running mate, former beauty queen and current Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, has accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists” day after day after day while on her campaign trail.

The Queen of Mean has been the repetitive voice in this travesty.

Tell a lie. Embellish the lie. Repeat the lie. Embellish the lie. Repeat the lie.

Goebbels also said, “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”

Have Americans just accepted the fact that politics is a dirty business?

OK, fair is fair.

Why don’t we play the “guilt by association game” with Gov. Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain’s reputations?

What is fair for the goose is fair for the gander – in reverse order.

Recipe for rumor

Remember the sleepy little Town of Wasilla? Err … population 9,743.

Fact is Alaskan state troopers have named Wasilla is the Crystal METH Capital of Alaska!

Holy Crackhead!

Does that mean Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who was mayor of Wasilla, promoted illegal drug use and trafficking while in office?

If Wasilla is the

methamphetamine capital of Alaska, then Sarah Palin must be associated with illegal drugs, don’t you think? First off, the Blue Dog would like to say John McCain’s wife Cindy needs a big fat bar of soap imported from China.

Before introducing Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin to a recent McCain rally, First Mouthpiece Cindy McCain said Democrats were running the dirtiest political campaign in history.

Say what? It’s a wonder Cindy’s nose didn’t grow to match Palin’s Eskimo Pies and Fishing Boat Lies and Bridge to Nowhere cries.

Loose-lip trash-talking Cindy McCain had told a Pennsylvania crowd, “The day that Sen. Obama cast a vote not to fund my son when he was serving sent a cold chill through my body, let me tell you.”

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

In fact, Obama and McCain both voted against the Iraq troop financing!

Example one: Democrat Obama voted against the troop-funding bill because the bill did not specify a withdrawal of troops from Iran.

Example two: Republican McCain voted against the troop-funding bill because the bill included a timeline for withdrawal of troop from Iran.

However, both have voted for bills supporting the troops, Cindy McCain!

How could Cindy McCain’s judgment be so clouded?

Hmm … let’s examine the record.

Fact is Cindy McCain is a recovering drug addict. Her IQ has been lowered.

Cindy McCain stole drugs from a medical charity. Cindy McCain enlisted her employees to help her steal Vicodin and Percocet while working at the medical charity. The charity, the American Voluntary Medical Team, eventually had to fire doctors and close their doors due to the revelations about Cindy McCain.

Hmm … it’s same old story about rich women and pain killing drugs. Cindy McCain must have been palling around with drug dealers at the charity. Cindy McCain must have attended fundraisers with other addicts and drug dealers. Cindy McCain probably requested drug dealers to vote for her husband as well.

Ooh, duh! We must conclude that Cindy McCain supports illegal drugs!

Of course not.

But I think you get my point for the second time, Cindy McCain’s accusations against Obama are bogus and a misrepresentation of the truth.

Tell John McCain to start acting like a presidential nominee!

Get a grip, America! Demand the Republicans talk to the issues and stop throwing mud against the wall to see if it sticks.

Tell the Republican Party to stop living in the past and by voting for a vision for the future and vote a Democrat ticket in 2008…

And doggone it, please vote for change by voting for Barack Obama.

Hmm … it’s the same Alaskan neighborhood. Palin must have been palling around with drug dealers in the small town. Palin must have attended fundraisers with drug dealers. Palin probably requested drug-dealer votes as mayor as well.

Ooh, duh! We must conclude that Palin supports illegal drugs!

Of course not.

But I think you get my point, Palin’s accusations against Obama are bogus and a misrepresentation of the truth.


Who wears the pants in this family?

Next in our political parody line is … Cindy McCain, the rich lady who loves her mommy’s little helpers and her drug addictions?



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