Truth is the beginning of wisdom…


Posted by straight shooter on September 20, 2008 under Political

A campaign ad mocking Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s computer literacy is backfiring on Democratic rival Barak Hussein Obama in some very painful ways.

While McCain himself has often joked about his ignorance of email and phone texting, the Vietnam veteran rarely goes into the reason … that his hands and fingers were shattered by wartime torture, making it painful to keyboard for any length of time.

That revelation has been buried in a Boston Globe story for nearly a decade and was uncovered by National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg last week. The news has enraged McCain supporters and stirred up political blogs.

The article, published on March 4, 2000 says: “McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.”

You wouldn’t know any of that from looking at the Obama ad, which mocks McCain as a techno-dolt. In a photograph taken from the early 1980s, he’s shown wearing giant glasses and a period suit. To hammer home the point that he’s out of touch, the ad features shots of a disco ball, antique computers and large, first-generation cell phones.

The ad was supposed to be the first stage of the new, gloves-off, Obama strategy to counter the popular rise of Sarah Palin. But the campaign is now sensitive that it might be perceived as mocking the handicapped. A campaign that is busy telling the voters that McCain isn’t living up to his word on the clean campaign he said he was going to pursue … well, since Barak Hussein Obama decided to take that route things changed and the gloves are now off.

McCain has long been praised as one of the tech-savviest members of the U.S. Senate and in 2000, cited McCain for what it described as a web first: “the first-ever cyberfundraiser.” The article also noted that McCain’s war wounds limited him at the keyboard, but described him as an enthusiast who embraced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs like founder Jeff Bezos. That same year, Forbes magazine described McCain as the “Senate’s savviest technologist.”

Barak Hussein Obama and his team once again show their lack of integrity as they endeavor to take America into the arms of socialism.