Three unprincipled attacks in 24 hours on John McCain and his supporters leads me to think we must be doing something effective.
The first comes from the increasingly bizarre Lew Rockwell, as reported by Libertarian Republican.
This was closely followed by: -McCain's Story, and He's Sticking to ItPosted by Lew Rockwell at 05:51 PM
I murdered thousands of old men, women, and children--"gooks," I call them--on orders of the US government, on coerced salary and vast expenses from the US taxpayer, in a country that never said boo to mine. For this I was arrested, imprisoned, and subjected to intensive interrogation techniques. Bow down before me, for I am a HERO.
Two comments at the foot of the Lib/Rep post pretty well sum this one up: -War CriminalityPosted by Lew Rockwell at 09:42 PM
Writes Will Blalock: "Who better to lead a criminal war than a war criminal? The fix is in."
Mises.org is a good source for learning about economics. Articles from Mises arrive in my mail daily, and I enjoy reading them, from a different perspective than Chicago style, or "mainstream" economics. However, I have deleted LRC from my "daily read" bookmark. Frankly, I am tired of their incessant anti-republican, anti-conservative, anti-Reagan, anti-Cato Institute, anti-LP, AND, anti-Libertarian Republican bashing.
LRC has a good thing going for him, as many libertarians, are interested in the many views from it's columnists. Kind of like jumping over a dollar, to pick up a nickel!
Don't forget their obession with Lincoln bashing and trying to whitewash the Confederacy. As Jeffrey Hummel's book on the Civil War has pointed out. When it came to war socialism and civil liberty violations, the Confederacy was just as bad if not worse then the Yankee North. It is obvious LRC is pandering to the George Wallace crowd with their revisionist civil war stuff.The second comes from ‘retired’ General Wesley Clark, an Obama surrogate, as reported by Delaware Libertarian: -
Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be president, calling him “untested and untried” on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” And in saying so, he took a few swipes at McCain’s military service.General Clark ordered troops to confront Russian forces at Pristina Airport, fortunately General Mike Jackson had the sense to refuse. He then tried to have apache helicopters sent in and was refused. He was replaced shortly after this.
“He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn't held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded — that wasn't a wartime squadron,” Clark said.
“I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.”
For Clark, … to start questioning anybody else's military judgment is potential evidence of just how worried the Obama folks are about the strength of McCain on national security issues.
Especially since the general consensus of most military analysts is that Clinton retired him because he damn near started World War 3 with the Russians in Kosovo. …
Clark is attempting to sleaze McCain’s record in the same way as Rockefeller did in claiming he was dropping laser guided weapons from 35,000 feet when he was in fact doing a low level attack against a heavily defended power station when he was shot down. John McCain is justified in pointing out that there is a pattern to the Democrats low level attacks, and there is nothing heroic about them, just the opposite.
The third is an organized attack confusing Googles anti spam system.
It appears that Blogspot shut down of anti-Obama sites occurred because of a concerted effort by Obama supporters.
What they did was go to the Blogspot addresses found on the site of the NoObama coalition called just say no deal and constantly hit the "mark as spam" link so that Google's Blogger would be flooded with spam warnings. This caused Google/Blogger to freeze the sites marked.
Apparently, this campaign merely took advantage of Google/Blogger's flawed system of finding spam blogs. So, it looks like what we have here is an Obama dirty trick to shut down political opposition. Looks like Obmatons aren't much for that whole democracy thing, eh?
For this to happen requires a great deal of organization and co-odination and is obviously something too big for his campaign to disown. Think of the reaction of the left were we to do it to them, Obama would be on and on about it like a wounded beast.