Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dear Shepard Smith:

I realize that what with the economic situation and all, now is probably not the best time to bring this up.

Nonetheless, after reading this, (and watching the video above) I feel compelled to ask: is it possible that you're in the wrong job?



(thanks for the h/t, KM)

So, Joe The Plumber was out on the trail with John McCain today, apparently giving the thumbs up to someone in the crowd who felt that an Obama Presidency would bring about the end of Israel. From Raw Story:

The Ohio plumber, who has no license and is actually named Samuel Wurzelbacher, spoke at a McCain campaign event in Columbus Monday. A McCain supporter asked if "a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel." JTP hardly batted an eye.

"I'll go ahead and agree with you on that," Wurzelbacher said.

...Anyway, five minutes with Joe The Plumber had Shepard Smith so frustrated that the Fox anchor felt compelled to issue a disclaimer, immediately following the segment, pushing back on any notion that Obama would mean the "death of Israel," saying: "I just want to make this 100 percent perfectly clear -- Barack Obama has said repeatedly and demonstrated repeatedly that Israel will always be a friend of the United States, no matter what happens once he becomes President of the United States. His words." Smith later added, "The rest of it -- man...some things -- it just gets frightening sometimes. We'll be right back." I haven't seen Shep this broken up about the state of the world since Katrina.

Meanwhile, let's remember that after a year of trying to figure out what their campaign is about, the McCain camp has basically pinned all their hopes to the avatar of Joe The Plumber, a random dude who says, "I know just enough about foreign policy to probably be dangerous...I have no idea where John McCain's position is...I honestly want people to go out and find their own reasons. I tell people not to listen to everyone else's opinion. I'm not going to have them start listening to mine." His words. Such as they are.

I don't understand what the problem is. Look! he's honest! honest and MODEST. That right there proves he's more qualified than all those out of touch Washington insiders to know what's right. He's REAL, man. Joe (or whatever his name is) the Plumber (well, more or less) for President (or something)! w00t

And anyway, he's right on this, as are John the McCain and Sarah the Palin. Any -real- American knows that. You don't want to TALK to these foreign dictators; they're DANGEROUS. Also, they might get ideas.

Oh well. Hopefully Shepard the Smith won't get into too much trouble with his bosses, there.


Anonymous said...

Here is a 67 page academic research paper on:
"An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches"


Here is an exerpt:
*Obama’s hypnotic command that...

“a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack’”

An example of Obama using both of these hypnotic hand gestures, hypnotic programming followed by hypnotic anchor back to back, in a way that can be nothing other than hypnosis: You can See the video of this speech excerpt:

Video Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mopkn0lPzM8

belledame222 said...


god, that's a depressingly perfect response to this post, somehow.

Kristin said...

Heh. Seriously. Hi there, Joe the Anonymous Troll.

Nick said...

I might see McCain as a true "maverick" if he said a problem in a part of the world was not the concern of the U.S. government.

Instead; he harps on a difference in detail between him and Obama.

Obama will talk to bad guys and then kill them when a deal isn't reached. McCain will just kill them.

He appears disturbingly irrational on questions of military force, but I admit I don't follow this stuff like some people do. I do know that threatening war with Russia over their conflict with Georgia is insane. Have McCain-Palin not noticed the military is broken?

Maybe, it's more of that faith based policymaking at work.

Nick said...

Hmmm..my thoughts were a bit simplistic. There are probably instances where Obama would avoid war after failed diplomacy. This could be probable for both, but I see it as partly dependent upon connection to reality.

The U.S. is politically losing two wars right now. It would take a pretty unhinged person to advocate a third.

Daisy said...

That last clip always does it for me Belle! :D Paddy Chayefsky for the win!

belledame222 said...


mrsmadrigal said...

Do you think we should tell the wingnuts that McCain is a sleeper. Brainwashed while held captive in Vietnam, his minders are just waiting for him to move into the White House before they call him and utter the trigger word. He'll then show the world how communism can work with a little bit of yankee know-how.