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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:34 AM
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MCCAIN: A DUKAKIS-IN-A-TANK MOMENT
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The New York Times' Maureen Dowdpoints out a visual contrast this week that's going to be remembered for some time. "The image of John McCain in a golf cart with Bush 41 in Kennebunkport with Poppy charmingly admitting that they were a little jealous of all the Obama odyssey coverage was not a good advertisement for the future, especially contrasted with the shots of Gen. David Petraeus and Obama smiling at each other companionably in a helicopter surveying Iraq. (Asked by a Democratic lawmaker a while back why there werent more Democrats in the military, General Petraeus smiled slyly and said there are more than you think.)"

In a separate piece, the New York Times Stanleyalso writes on the visual contrasts. "It wasnt a television blackout of John McCain; it was worse: split-screen contrasts that at times made it seem as if Barack Obama was on a state visit while back home his opponent chafed at the perks and privileges of an incumbent commander in chief."

More: While Mr. Obama was shown striding across military tarmacs and inspecting troops standing at attention, Mr. McCain on Monday was seen being driven around in a golf cart by former President George Bush in the resort town of Kennebunkport, Me. Later, the two men spoke to reporters side by side at a waterfront, and they looked more like fellow members of a Past Presidents Club than a party elder passing the torch to his political heir.................


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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:36 AM
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1. A 5% Nation of Country Club Whiners
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:50 AM
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2. What's so damned funny is that McCain planted that seed.
He dared Obama to go over there with him. So Obama went ... without him.
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:50 AM
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3. These contrasts need more attention in the media


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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:54 AM
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6. Property of 41... no shit. McCain is owned for sure.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:39 PM
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13. Is that an ascot on Poppy Bush?
:rofl:
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:09 PM
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20. No.
It's a dickie.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:22 PM
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23. LOL!
How elitist! :rofl:
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:31 AM
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26. Grumpy Old Men !


That's what they look like - Grumpy Old Men! :rofl:

Hey John - it's time to retire.

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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:51 AM
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4. MAN if they only had a video of them scooting around in that golf cart
That would effectively end McSame's campaign
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JackORoses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:09 PM
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9. there is video. it's great. HW's cart had a sign on it that said,"Property of 41. Hands off!"
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:53 AM
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5. Add this to your list of Dukakis photos
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:02 PM
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8. You can almost see the drool!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:46 PM
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17. Another. He looks so brave!
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:52 PM
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18. I don't get that photo. He looks like he's been taken prisoner...again.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:53 PM
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19. creepy, huh?
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:21 PM
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22. "No! I don't want to share my red towlie....
It's MY red towlie. Cindy, please tell this bad man that this is MY red towlie."
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:19 PM
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21. "Now, John. You have to put on the bib...
We're having a messy meal, and you don't want to get anything on the shirt I laid out for you this morning. No, John. Stop whining. I know you don't want to wear the bib. I know you want a Diamondbacks bib, but we're in Cincinati. No, John. Cincinati is not in Iraq. No John, your bib is not a flak jacket. Come on, John. Open up for the airplane. That's a good boy." -- Mrs. John McCain
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:00 PM
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7. Every time when I see McCain appearing somepalce
I want to call for help. Leave this senior citizen alone. He looks so old and tired. Let him retire in peace, go fishing, sleep in a hammock, OK, stay in the Senate if he so desire. But why inflict on him such a killer schedule.

If I were a Republican I would really be desperate.

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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:15 PM
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10. I would have thought that McCain and Dubya celebrating as NOLA drowned
would have been his Dukakis moment.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:19 PM
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11. I would love to see the side-by-side of McSurge and Poopy Bush
in the golf cart and Obama and Petraeus in the chopper, everywhere, all the time.
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:35 PM
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12. Please tell me your spelling error was unintentional
because that makes it that much funnier.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:41 PM
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14. LOL! No, sadly, it's my usual 5th grade sense of humor rearing its ugly head.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:41 PM
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15. He looked like Poppy Bush's caddy.
Poppy looked like the rich old fart ala Ted Knight in Caddyshack.

McCain looked like the rich old fart's lifetime caddy.

The Mutt and Jeff of Republican scum bags.
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:45 PM
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16. I wonder if Gen. Petraeus is a Dem?
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:40 PM
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24. The first part of her article really shows her hatred of Obama. She hated Bill Clinton and
Hillary, but she really hates Obama.
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:03 PM
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25. kick
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:02 AM
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27. haha, this was the lead story on Morning Joe today!
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