Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hey Media, Get An Answer To This - Please! ... More Flintstones-Jetsons Part II

Well, we offered up our initial impressions and key points last evening, right after the Townhall Debate, a sort of raw notes riff.

Today's light didn't, necessarily, cast any different shadows on it.

Yet, there are two points we want to bring up.

Back in January (we were early with it), in our 'The Bob Dole For The New Millennium', we posted;

For, if they get Obama, it will be the Kennedy-Nixon Debate every single day of the campaign, McCain tripping over his Father Time beard, a skeletal-dust-filled suit laying in front of the voting stations by the time election day rolls around.

The youth and exuberance, the oratory skills, of Obama will paint the Straight Talk Express bus into a hearse, McCain's campaign posters into The Picture of Dorian Gray.

And that's just the visuals.

McCain's going to have an arduous campaign, having to carry The Commander Guy on this back throughout.

In July, our 'Why Do You Think We've Been Calling Him "Stumblin' and Bumblin"?' offered;
WTF is going on with Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain?

Jesus, he might as well just start walking around in a bathrobe, like that old Mafia guy did, to play out that he was crazy.

Just ride around in the Dead Campaign Express, make some stops (kicking away the empty beer bottles to exit), shuffle around in the robe and slippers, shake a few hands, maybe pick up a few Slim Jims at a convenience store ...Toss out a few bon mots on his heroism, his POW days, as he rips off a piece of Slim Jim, perhaps dribbling some of the dark juice on his bathrobe.

I mean, he's down to just makin' shit up now ... Seemingly not caring what he says, how it sounds, what it looks like ... Just blathering on like ... Well ... Like an old guy shuffling around in a bathrobe, muttering incoherently.

After two debates, the visuals are getting stronger and stronger, and, by way of the sleaze his campaign is pumping out, they are down to "just makin' shit up".

But there is something from last evening that needs to be looked at and questions need to be asked - and answered

(And, no it isn't his Phil Rizutto "Money Store" stunt, of dropping in a new policy item of magically ending the financial crisis by just buying up all the bad mortgages - Brad DeLong and Kevin Drum are having fun with that one).

No, it is Stumblin' Bumblin John McCain's false, phony, Mission Accomplished II project.

Rather than waiting for the next administration (Obama's) to come into office, and Senator McCain skipping Inauguration Day, to work on his "How To Capture Osama bin Laden For Dummies" manuscript, maybe the MSM, now that they are not in the donut-buying mood, pin down Stumblin' Bumblin Johnnie and have him articulate just what his "secret plan" is.

He blathered it in the debate last night, again, rattling off, as he done numerous times in the past year, cadence-like, less credibly that he actual does have a plan, and more like a puffed-up tough guy, convenient, jingoistic Talkin' Point.
"I'll get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I'll get him. I know how to get him. I'll get him no matter what and I know how to do it."

Other times using, he's embellished it with having to chase bin Laden "to the Gates of Hell" (which we've turned into a punchline here on The Garlic, saying "That he has chased his Vice Presidential choice to the Gates of the Arctic, and came back with Sarah Palin).

You can go HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE to see Fly Boy's earlier babblings on this.

And there was the Keith Olbermann 'Special Comment', from this past Sept. 11th that shredded McCain over this.

Olbermann: McCain would 'rather win than catch bin Laden'

(You can also watch the video it in this article)
He quoted a statement by McCain -- one of many similar claims -- that "I know how to improve our capabilities so that we will capture Osama Bin Laden ... I know how to do it."

Maybe, with having all that running and chasing in earlier editions of it, perhaps he hadn't fully developed the plan at that point, for now, as he did last night, he was boasting that "I'll get him. I know how to get him. I'll get him no matter what and I know how to do it."

And for some inexplicable reason, no one seems to have challenged him on it.

Not the Media, Obama Campaign, Defense Department, or the Bush Grindhouse.

Jesus, you would have thought that, if he had this "secret plan", The Commander Guy would have put the screws to him for it - that would be the legacy, all wrapped up in a big bow.
Is he looking to copyright it, get royalties every time his buddy, the Golden Boy General Petreaus uses the plan, over there in Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan?

Did his wife, Cindy, lift it off the Internet, like she's done with those secret family recipes, and he doesn't want to make any waves?

Or, is it just like much of the rest of his campaign, empty rhetoric, an applause line inserted into a stump speech.

Listen up Obama Campaign!

As the Dead Campaign Express, and the Wasilla Whiz Kid, beating the drum on Obama's "terrorist" connections, and befriending "terrorists", this here is an opportunity to put the Keating Five Alum in the same boat.

If (and as we surmise above, it is unlikely, as a good friend put it, it's like Nixon saying he had a "secret plan" to end the Vietnam War), Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnnie does have a plan, and does know how to capture Osama bin Laden, and he is withholding that information, isn't that something like being an "appeaser", or "wanting the terrorists to win", even, by implication, befriending a terrorist?

Let's go folks, start asking the questions.

It's a valid question, emanating directly out of his own statements, made, repeatedly, over time.

Put him on the spot, make'em squirm, tugging at his collar until you get answers from him, definitive, logical, answers, and not, as is often the case with the Debunked Maverick and Mommy Moose, simply regurgitated stump speech.

In fact, you can even use, tweak, some of his other words to browbeat him with;
"We will make them famous, and we will know your plans ...We will know your plans!.

Bonus Flintstones-Jetsons Riffs

Barry Crimmins: Town hall downfall

No More Mister Nice Blog: McCAIN'S BRAIN

TBogg: The revolution will not be televised ... But it will be debated

Joan Walsh: This town hall didn't help John McCain

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