Sep 25, 2008

Better seen than Heard, at least to the McCain campaign

Some thought that David Letterman went a little too far last night in his excoriation of McCain. I personally think Ol' Dave is completely fed up with the Republican party, even "war hero" McCain and went as far as he possibly could in his show to demonstrate just how incompetent this Republican ticket is.

The Vid is at Crooks and Liars. I'll link it later, got to get the girls to school.

UPDATE: The always excellent SadButTrue has the vid and more

I thought it was brilliant, especially the way he framed it. Dave is a master at dealing with the Mainstream semi-buffoon average American audience.

I didn't think Letterman was being sexist, but I could be wrong. I believe Letterman was playing a subtle double point from a different direction- that it's McCain who is being sexist, by not allowing Palin to stand in for him while he goes off to, uh, save Washington- And by the same token, Palin, is not considered "ready" by McCain himself to even run her own portion of the campaign.

The Republican party itself is delegating Palin to a simple symbolic position- that of a Pretty tough woman, in fact the perfect woman for Republicans. One that is seen more than she is heard.

And dealing with the 90% McCain following here in West Texas, I have to tell you- that's all these people want. They Love their Caribou Barbie. They don't need anything more than that simple image. They don't want to know anything more than that. The more she talks about Policy the less they'll like her, Which, incidentally- is exactly the same story with McCain. They've already made their minds up- Republican party over America. They will put focus on Muslim-Black-High Taxes! and ignore everything else on purpose. America, the stupid, is more apparent now than ever before.

Racism trumps Sexism in this case, I'm afraid, or do you think that the Republican party would have put a black man on their ticket to Combat Hillary if she had beat out Obama?

Sitting in the middle of Racist Republican Redneckistan, I don't think so.

5 comments:

old hack said...

wheres my oil rig photo punk?

Mauigirl said...

You make a lot of great points.

I'm hoping, though, that in other parts of the country Palin will be a drawback for McCain. Fingers crossed...

V said...

//The Republican party itself is delegating Palin to a simple symbolic position- that of a Pretty tough woman, in fact the perfect woman for Republicans. One that is seen more than she is heard.//
omg you hit the nail RIGHT ON THE HEAD!! I'm so glad to hear someone else say it, and I'm a woman. "Caribou Barbie" -- perfect.

Faded said...

OH- I did punk out on ya. I couldn't put anything together that looked good. I need to sit down and just freehand it.

Its been a busy week, man. In the past two weeks my Mom died and my wife had a son, so, it's been fucking insane. Anyway, I'll do what I can this weekend...

Faded said...

OH- I did punk out on ya. I couldn't put anything together that looked good. I need to sit down and just freehand it.

Its been a busy week, man. In the past two weeks my Mom died and my wife had a son, so, it's been fucking insane. Anyway, I'll do what I can this weekend...