Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain's black eye

When the story of an alleged attack on McCain campaign volunteer Ashley Todd broke in huge red letters on the Drudge Report, I was instantly suspicious.

Todd - did I mention she's a McCain volunteer? - claimed she was attacked by a 6'4" black man who beat her up before sitting on her chest and carving a "B" on her face to "teach her a lesson." Why? Because the big, mean black man saw her McCain bumper sticker and got mad.

But the photo, which the increasingly desperate Drudge probably posted one handed while gleefully masturbating with the other, made me instantly suspicious.

Todd - she's a McCain volunteer, by the way - sports a black eye in the photo, but not the bruising one would expect a punch in the face delivered by a guy as large and mentally unhinged as Bill O'Reilly.

And then there's that "B," which looks more like it was scratched than carved. And the position of the letter shows it was put there by someone too ignorant to realize if she's going to carve a "B" into her face doing it in the mirror it would show up backwards to anyone facing her.

I don't know what the "B" was supposed to stand for. It can't stand for McCain, although that's the guy she's volunteering for. Did I mention that? I suppose she meant it to stand for "Barack" or "Black." But we know it stands for "bitch." Too bad she forgot to put an "S" in front of it, since "SB" stands for Stupid Bitch.

The best part of this story is that McCain apparently researched this story as well as he researched is pick for VP. Because if he had, instead of calling his volunteer Ashley Todd and offering support, he would have called his opponent to apologize for running the kind of campaign that has attracted such racist white trash.

I'm going this weekend to volunteer for the Obama campaign. Perhaps to even this out I'll put on a Neiman Marcus suit, scratch the word "Unqualified" across my forehead and claim I was attacked by a Palin supporter.

To you McCain enthusiasts - take a good look at that picture. That's the face of what your campaign has become. Hope you're proud.

Here's something almost as funny as the McCain campaigns continued implosion:




For the absolute funniest take on this whole story, though, go read what Blognigger has to say.

22 comments:

Andrea said...

It's shameful, outrageous, and completely unsurprising. The Republican Party has become Palin, Bachmann, and now Todd.

It doesn't matter one whit that Todd lied - it simply means she's a dastardly Obama operative, you see.

This is especially disgusting considering that black men have lost their lives due to the false accusations of white women. A fact unappreciated by the idiots who actually believed this story.

And now I'm off to carve up a patriotic little white chick, as is my sworn duty as an Obama supporter.

Morgan said...

I could carve one of the fat McCain backers down the street. Each one of the Waddles - that's what we call them - could technically count as two.

Andrea said...

This girl is fucking nuts, and she is just one of many who've completely Lost Their Shit.

And that video **rocked**

Morgan said...

That video is funny, and in a sick way the story of that woman's stupid stunt is, too. But what you said underscores the seriousness of what she did by making a charge that a black man did this.

Of course, Sean Hannity and the other FOX-types will likely bring up Tawana Brawley, which they love to cite without realizing they now have their own Tawana Brawley in the person of Ashley Todd.

Andrea said...

So yesterday when the executive VP at Fox News said "If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting," and the truth came to light today, one might be tempted to think that the election is over. But we're already hearing the spin excusing the whole affair, so too bad for that theory.

This shit will never be over because there are too many people who are deluded and dangerous and - worst of all - desperate.

thimscool said...

Holy fucking shit. I'm going to see what Blognigger's got up on this...

Stranger than fiction.

Morgan said...

I love Blognigger. I cannot wait to get his take on it, either, Luke.

Andrea, they will spin this till they are dizzy. FOX makes me sick.

Morgan said...

ROFL...OMG, Blognigger's post is entitled, "Dyslexic Negro Cryptographer Lightly Etches Code Into McCain Volunteer's Face As She Remains Perfectly Still"

He's like a one-man Onion.

Christopher said...

Shades of To Kill A Mockingbird, except in this case there never was a "black man". And the McCain campaign was especially despicable, pushing this story out to reporters before they even had all the facts.
Few, if any, political campaigns have been run without some dirty tricks, and I don't think the McCain campaign made her do this, but the way they used it is despicable.

JohnR said...

Good thing this didn't happen in North Carolina.

Someone might have been arrested and had their life ruined.

Think she'll end up with a permanent scar.

Now that would be justice.

Morgan said...

Someone may have been lynched in N.C.

Of course, white kids can get lynched too - or nearly lynched - for things they didn't even do. Remember those Duke lacrosse players who were literally persecuted by that crazy prosecutors over allegations they raped a black woman? It wasn't even true.

I don't think she'll end up with a scar from a scratch, but I hope her reputation will forever be scarred. I've heard people on both sides very generously say this woman is mentally ill, but it appears to me that she went about this in a very calculated manner.

Too bad the McCain campaign wasn't as calculated in their investigation. It appears they may have even played it up. If that's the case they are even more deserving of the ass whippin' they're going to take at the polls come Election Day.

JohnR said...

I was referring to the lacrosse players. Then, a Democrat used it to maintain himself in office (Nifong), and then other Democratic supporters (blacks) used race (can't let the white boys get away with it) to demand justice for a crime that did not happen.

There is evil on both sides of the aisle.

How come my name always comes up in lower case letters when I post?

Morgan said...

Yes, and *Democrat* Roy Cooper dismissed the charges. And as much as you would like to believe otherwise, JohnR, the anger at what Nifong did transcended party lines *and* racial lines. I worked with a black guy around that time who made an excellent point when he said, "Just because these white boys are getting the kind of treatment blacks have gotten for centuries don't make it right. Bad prosecutors hurt everyone."

I don't know a Democrat or Republican who didn't see Nifong for what he was, or who wasn't happy when his head finally rolled.

I have no idea why your name comes across in lowercase letters, just as I have no idea why someone who claims to be not care more for one party or another comes here AGAIN with a lame attempt to make some point against the Democrats.

I'm still waiting for evidence that your disdain for McCain and the Republicans is just as strong as it is for the Dems, JohnR. Your shrillness against Democrats and blacks only seems to grow as the election gets closer, which is disappointing to see because you sound more like one of those mouth-breathers over at VD's place every time you post.

That's puzzling to me, because you've always seemed more reasonable than that.

Again, I may be wrong. So let me know when you plan to get around to providing proof of your neutrality, 'k? You claim it exists so there has to be some proof of it, right?

Until you do, let me be the first to pat you on the back at another attempt to prop you man McCain up with this "two-wrongs-make-a-right" tactic. Pffft.

JohnR said...

The proof is in my posts on this site. There are no other posts anywhere. I didn't claim there were. I was talking about my posting here.

This may be hard for you to believe Morgan, but this is the only site I post at on a regular basis. I think I have posted once or twice at Vox's in the last year and no where else.

The last time I posted there was to comment on how paranoid everyone was about the coming "crackdown" if Obama is elected.

I've been pretty clear about who I support and why I don't like McCain or Obama but you choose not to accept my explanation.

So be it.

If you trying to choose between drinking arsenic or bleach, I wouldn't talk you out of arsenic by telling you how bad bleach was, would I?

I'm just trying to stir things up. You don't want an echo chamber, do you?

I've told you Obama is going to win. I don't want you to change your vote. Vote for who you want to but don't tell me I support McCain because I disagree with you about the coming Obama Administration.

I actually feel sorry for him as I think he picked the worse possible time to run for President. There are serious economic problems that have been ignored for years and I really think that most of the next four years is going to be a seriously recessionary period.

And the Democrat had to drop the charges because there was no case. The case was political from day 1. There were people who wanted those players in prison and they didn't care if they were innocent.

Morgan said...

JohnR, I can buy that you don't like either guy, especially given that you were a Ron Paul supporter. I guess what has thrown me is how you've been so hypercritical of Obama while seemingly ignoring - until now - the absolutely disastrous move of picking Sarah Palin.

No, I don't want an echo chamber here. And I'm not trying to browbeat you even if it seems that way and am actually relieved you admitting you are just needling me. I can actually accept that.

Your points keep me on my toes, even if I don't always think they are valid.

Take the lacrosse thing for instance. There's really no way to negate what that stupid McCain volunteer did by citing the Duke case as an example.

Needling and sympathy for McCain aside, let me ask you this: Don't you think he should have waited until this obviously suspicious story was investigated before calling this volunteer and offering support. And if his campaign did stir this story up for political advantage, don't you see an element of racism there that's disturbing given that Ashley Todd blamed a black man for her attack?

JohnR said...

Yes, McCain should have waited until her claim was verified.

You're in journalism and you know that, in politics, if you wait, the media will criticize your hesitation. If a story breaks, reactions are needed for the next news cycle.

Michael Kinsely wrote an article for "The New Republic" in 1994 about CNN wrecking the news business because now instantaneous reactions are needed and thoughtful deliberation will be criticized.

Even the Obama/Biden campaign offered the young woman sympathy before checking the facts, and they would have used this type of story to their advantage if it had been a black woman assaulted by by a white man for an Obama bumper sticker.

You do notice that the media has moved on and is not holding McCain responsible for stoking the story.

I tell you, Morgan, the election is the side show. The main attraction is the economy. Things are much grimmer than they seem.

JohnR said...

Yes, McCain should have waited until her claim was verified.

You're in journalism and you know that, in politics, if you wait, the media will criticize your hesitation. If a story breaks, reactions are needed for the next news cycle.

Michael Kinsely wrote an article for "The New Republic" in 1994 about CNN wrecking the news business because now instantaneous reactions are needed and thoughtful deliberation will be criticized.

Even the Obama/Biden campaign offered the young woman sympathy before checking the facts, and they would have used this type of story to their advantage if it had been a black woman assaulted by by a white man for an Obama bumper sticker.

You do notice that the media has moved on and is not holding McCain responsible for stoking the story.

I tell you, Morgan, the election is the side show. The main attraction is the economy. Things are much grimmer than they seem.

laughingwolf said...

love the flick... wtf is that dumb broad all about?

Morgan said...

JohnR, you are right that *both* sides should have waited, but some disturbing information came out today that the McCain campaign actually FED this to the press, which is extremely troubling because of the race element.

And you're a tad wrong about journalism. When I was a fulltime reporter our editors often made us sit on a story because the last thing a paper or network wants is a retraction or a correction.

Morgan said...

Oh, and JohnR, just so you and Wuff know I have moderation settings on for responses to posts over three days old because I'm really bad about not checking older posts. So if your comment doesn't show up right away it's because I haven't gotten to it.

metaljaybird said...

"SB" was that a slight at Spacebunny perchance?

Morgan said...

No. Calling Spacebunny a stupid bitch would be like giving her an intellectual promotion.