A Non-Issue

A Non-Issue

Before this disappears down America’s short term memory hole, let’s have a look at something most of us didn’t notice last Tuesday. As we were settling back into our ordinary routine, fresh from the Labor Day weekend, Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager, revealed a little secret.

“This election is not about issues,” said Davis. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.”

We can be certain their idea of a “composite view” will not be grounded in reality.

Yes, the public will be shown meticulously staged images of McCain and Palin. The media will be saturated with the commercially sculpted illusions of the Republicans’ competence, history, and above all, character. American voters will be lured into selecting their future leadership from their caricature more than from their character.

Meanwhile:

The war in Iraq is an issue.

The looting of our treasury is an issue.

The destruction of the Constitution and rule of law is an issue.

Energy independence is an issue.

Our jobs and healthcare are issues.

And the Republican’s message is WHAT?

This election is NOT about issues?

Only in Amerika.

Crossposted at Freedom Rants.

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6 Responses to “A Non-Issue”

  1. Jim on September 12th, 2008 2:29 pm

    Welcome aboard Dave! You know as we discussed the Repugs are trying to frame the debate again and it is them lying and deflecting from the issues because they are weak on them.
    They fight back constantly trying to lie saying how maverick the ass hole McCain is while lying about Obama and his stance. I just heard Obama say he is going to get much tougher and he better.
    I just saw him called a liar on the view with that lying lipstick ad. He just said it was true and they left it alone. People better take him to the mat and prove he is a shit or we are screwed!

    Jims last blog post..If McPaling is stolen in as scheduled. It is a foregone conclusion and I have been saying it for too long, war with Russia is a given!

  2. Gee Carol on September 12th, 2008 6:15 pm

    Dave, welcome. I like your straight talk and good writing.
    Barack Obama has his hands full when he tries to focus on issues, when also needing to respond to lies, lies and more lies. It is like herding.

    Gee Carols last blog post..The past few days with candidate Obama –

  3. Big Fella on September 12th, 2008 9:45 pm

    Welcome to the merry band, Dave. You are correct, for the Republicans it is not about issues (except how to dodge them), it is about image. The old war horse and his lithe Barbie doll stooge will keep the evil, what ever that is, away from us all so we can continue shopping and bodies can keep falling in Iraq and Afghanistan, and if Johnny M. gets his wish, in Iran. Meantime the gears of the Disaster Capitalism Complex will continue grinding our country down.

    Big Fellas last blog post..It’s Official! Hillary, By Acclimation…

  4. fran on September 12th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Welcome aboard! Pay no attention to that list of items posted there— they need only talk about *taxes* & how they are against ‘em– like shootin’ fish in a barrel.
    Gets them every time.

    frans last blog post..$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  5. Dave Dubya on September 13th, 2008 7:40 pm

    Thank you, you’re all so kind.

    Dave Dubyas last blog post..A Non-Issue

  6. lostinspace on September 14th, 2008 10:06 am

    Been a fan of davedubya for few years now. He speaks my mind. The best ‘dubya’ in the country. I did see Obama in person when he came to the city near where I live during the primaries. I have to say if you heard soundbites on him talking on TV, then you heard his entire speech. I do believe, however, he is better for the country than the alternative. In fact, I have NEVER made money under the Repugnants – I always do well under the Demorats – so I will write here what I always say to others … I Vote My Pocketbook. This adminstration is crushing us out of existance. The 3% growth in GNP, I just heard, can be attributed to the stimulus checks. All other indicators were down down down.

    And speaking of the automotive makers wanted to develop a ‘more fuel efficient car’ – I was in Costa Rica and had the pleasure of taking a tour/trip to the Pacific Coast with 3 persons from England. They gasped when I told them my car got 17 miles a gallon in the city – which I thought was good for a luxery vehicle. Their cars got 40-50 mpg. But, when we compared the cost of a gallon of gas in Europe versus the cost in this country, the cost per mile was the same. I am opposed, therefore to fuel efficient vehicles as the cost of a gallon of gas will only increase to where we are paying the same price per mile of transportation. We need an ALTERNATIVE way to power our vehicles. I do not support the government investing our tax dollars in anything that will promote the use of oil and/or gasoline. We need to get on with our future and stop trying to develop a more efficient past.