While John McCain is complaining about the media being soft on his rival Barack Obama, the press have not only failed to report on the factual inaccuracy of McCain’s recent attack ad—in which he accuses Obama of refusing to meet with US troops in Rammstein, Germany—they have also given very little airtime to Vice-President Dick Cheney’s ridiculous security demands in order for him to speak at the Disabled Veterans of America convention in August. Needless to say, the veterans group pulled Cheney’s invite for the event.
Now, what if Obama had done this? The wingnut attack machine and the press would be making mincemeat of the Illinois senator. But this was Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney, so it alll good, right? Fuckers.
As for McCain showing his true colors and campaigning dirty, I suggest the Obama camp roll up their sleeves and hit ‘em back as hard as they can: his involvement in the infamous 1987 Savings & Loan scandal; his lousy record with veterans groups, as well as his REFUSAL to support Sen. Webb’s new GI Bill initiative; the cadre of lobbyists surrounding him, despite his pseudo populist rhetoric; and EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of importance Mr. so-called “Straight Talk Express” has ‘flip-flopped’ on, etc etc etc. They’re desperate and lashing out. Hit ‘em hard. Hit ‘em now.