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McCain for President — of Russia!

A Russian advertising executive who sued her boss for sexual harassment lost her case after a judge ruled that employers were obliged to make passes at female staff to ensure the survival of the human race.

Change.org – News & Discussions.

I guess when I get disgusted about McCain’s neanderthal attitude toward the fairer sex, I should take some consolation that it could be worse. Apparently there are countries where women have no legal recourse against the most offensive workplace behavior. The above article from change.org shocked me when I learned that the judge in this matter did not say that the plaintiff failed to prove her case. On the contrary, she WAS harassed but that is just part of the male procreative process and therefore completely legitimate.

Of course, I suppose if McCain were asked about this Russian incident, he’d reply that we Americans need to get a sense of humor. That was his attitude when Hillary was referred to as a bitch in his presence. He’s taken the same approach with the detestable book by Jerome Corsi that has just been published.

We all just don’t know funny when we see it.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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August 16, 2008 at 12:11 am 2 comments

John McCain – Biker-in-Chief

In his latest bid to look presidential, John McCain told an enthusiastic biker gathering in South Dakota:

As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I’ll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day.

I’m sure this greatly increases Germany’s anticipation of his election. McCain – a true statesman!

Considering this quote plus his endorsement of his wife for Miss Buffalo Chip, I can see McCain one day following in the footsteps of John F. Kennedy, addressing a German crowd with the immortal words:

Ich bin ein sexist motorradfahrer!

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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August 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm 10 comments

The Obama-Moses Ad: God is Dead

Last week we entered Silly Season in presidential politics with the McCain campaign publishing two ads that look like audition tapes for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. New York Times columnist Bob Herbert wrote an op-ed on Saturday discussing the black man, white woman taboo exploited by the Britney Spears ad. To the modern eye (including mine) this subtext went completely unnoticed but to the American bigot who has not emerged from the pre-civil-rights era, the message was there, albeit subliminal. On “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”, David Gergen made a similar analysis, this time citing the “Obama thinks he’s Moses” ad and indicating that the message clearly understood by traditional southerners is that Obama is an “uppity” black man.

I don’t need to go to those arguments. Lots of reasonable people didn’t see what Gergen and Herbert saw. I did see one thing that I am shocked no one else is talking about. The Obama as “The One” campaign ad is an affront to faith. I am not religious, but if I were, I’d be insulted by this ad. The ad says that the high aspirations, lofty goals and faith that we can have a better society, represented in Obama’s soaring rhetoric is a joke. It is something to be mocked. In attempting to ridicule Obama, they ridicule all that is positive about Obama’s message. The ad is an exercise in detestable cynicism. The ad is shorthand for “Vote for McCain because God is dead.”

The McCain campaign makes the very bad mistake of ridicule by comparison. In the Spears-Hilton ad, the comparison is odious but logical. Spears and Hilton are perceived as mindless celebrity burnouts. The implication that Barack is a fad, soon to burn out, is obvious. However, in the “Moses” ad, Obama is compared to Moses who led his people to freedom with the help of God. This means either that Obama is a truly great man or that Moses himself is laughable. If we cannot believe in Obama, who asks us to appeal to our higher callings, then by extension, we have no reason to believe in God or faith in anything at all.

It is one thing for a campaign ad to attempt to destroy a man, it is quite another for it to attempt to destroy hope, idealism and the lofty goals for our country.

A man who tells us to abandon our dreams is not fit to be President of the United States of America.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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August 4, 2008 at 4:32 pm 7 comments

The John McCain Female Woman Haters Club

Update (11/9/08): I’m pleased to say that with the votes counted, I can demonstrate that most women in the United States of America who voted on November 4, did not fall for the Palin pander. Here are the stats.

Margin of Victory Among Women Voters

Margin of Victory Among Women Voters

Women made up 53% of voters this year. Among that 53%, 56% voted for Obama, 13% more than voted for John McCain.

Update (11/5/08): With the election of Barack Obama to the United States Presidency successfully concluded, I am hereby closing the doors on the John McCain Female Woman Hater’s Club.  There will be no more inductees. However, keep your eye on this post because should any of these women in light of McCain’s recent defeat, come to their senses and declare their return to the ranks of self respecting women, I shall release them from their incarceration here.

If I see one more woman stumping for John McCain on TV, I think I’m gonna hurl. I’ve already expressed my great disappointment with these women who don’t seem to know a misogynist when they see one. I am now inaugurating The John McCain Female Woman Haters Club (named after The Little Rascals He-Man Woman Haters Club). Each time I see another woman publically displaying her ignorance of John McCain’s disdain for her and her kind, I shall add them to this Log of Shame. Should any of these women ever see the light, I shall remove them and congratulate them for being a proper role model for young girls throughout this great nation.

Our first three inductees are:

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina

Update (9/22): In an incredible show of unjustified hubris, Carly Fiorina declared that no one on either party’s ticket could run a corporation. This coming from a woman who was fired for botching her job as CEO of Hewlett Packard. It might also be noted she left HP with a very golden parachute, a crime made all the more odious by our current national financial crisis. It is with great glee that I report to you that Carly will not be heard from again for the remainder of the election season. Pride goeth before the fall, Carly. May your struggle to find new work be as difficult as that of the many HP employees you laid off before your own demise.

Jill Hazelbaker

Jill Hazelbaker

Nicolle Wallace

Nicolle Wallace

Other inductees:

Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Heidi Harris

Heidi Harris

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy, a leader of PUMA PAC is the worst kind of Female Woman Hater in that she hides behind devotion to Hillary as her reason for opposing Obama. If you want to be sickened to your stomach, watch this video from MSNBC’s Hardball.

Brooke Buchanan

Brooke Buchanan

Diane Mantouvalos

Diane Mantouvalos

Nancy Pfotenhauer

Nancy Pfotenhauer

Barbara Comstock

Shelly Mandell

Shelly Mandell

Amy Holmes

Amy Holmes

Update 11/2:As we approach Election-eve, I doubt I will be admitting too many more inductees to our Club. Looks like Any Holmes made it in right under the wire. If there is one thing more confounding than a female supporter of John McCain, it is a black female supporter of John McCain. Not only is Amy clueless about McCain’s misogyny, she doesn’t seem to know that McCain consistently opposed the Martin Luther King holiday.

If anyone has any other candidates for this Log of Shame, please comment or e-mail me with the name and relationship to the McCain campaign.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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July 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm 71 comments

Age Before Beauty

From the desk of The Rigorist

When competing teams first meet there is the handshake to establish the common ground of sportsmanship. When the salesmen of competing businesses first meet they usually attempt to find common ground in their common humanity and their common frustrations.  So here I am trying to make a good first impression.  I start with a joke and I look through the news for something to beat up McCain with.

There is nothing there.  The closest I can find is a breakthrough Alzheimer’s treatment.

When I dig deeper I find that he doesn’t have cancer.   I search wider to learn that he’s trying to show independence and he is an “unabashed” conservative.  Big whoop. Like I haven’t known that he was independent and shameless since he hooked up with John Edwards for that patient’s rights bill in ’01.

McCain has got to be the slowest moving target on the political freeway.  Any conservative position he takes is a flip-flop and any liberal one is redundant.  He’s stuck.  His free range maverick ways now leave him mud sucked, unable to move left or right.  His sole attraction for the Republicans is he didn’t actually obstruct President Bush’s policies on Iraq or Afghanistan.  The number of attractions he presents Democrats challenge enumeration.

It is to McCain’s ironic misfortune that Democrats emote rather than think.  The voters he should be able to rely upon cannot consider him.  Entranced with Barack Obama’s looks and kindness and vigor, they are unconflicted while rejecting John Kerry’s partner on CAFE standards, Paul Sarbanes‘ backer on corporate oversight, Senator Charles Robb’s cosponsor for military base closings, Lieberman’s across-the-aisle buddy on global warming and Ted Kennedy’s on immigration reform.  Democrats are unmindful, a sadly accurate adjective, while abandoning the Senator that stood with them against President Bush’s tax cuts, federal embryonic stem cell research funding bans, and Supreme Court nominees.

A jilted McCain must turn away from the spectacle of Democrats swooning over their latest everlasting love d’jour and face Republicans unimpressed with his cleverness.  The media that called him ‘Darling’ has tossed him aside to chase a younger, more slender tart with an easy smile and vacant eyes.  Oh, the heart break of it all.

It puts a grin on my face, but I’m cold like that.

The only thing left for McCain or the Republicans is to calculate the proposed cost of Obama’s excesses and track the many dangerously dumb ideas Obama has had in order to scare people into voting for the dead guy.

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July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm 2 comments

The Surge: Premature Joculation

Much has been made lately of Barack Obama’s refusal to admit that the surge has worked. Even the liberal MSM has questioned why Obama won’t give McCain his props for supporting such a great military strategy.

What am I missing here? We are not even at pre-surge troop levels yet and the oft cited reduction in violence has not had much time to endure. In fact, just today three female suicide bombers struck Baghdad and another struck Kirkuk killing and wounding loads of innocent citizens. We won’t even go into the fact that the goal of the surge, to provide Maliki’s government some air cover while they get their act together, has not yet been completely achieved.

It’s way too early to celebrate, folks, and Barack is right to not ring the victory bell too loudly. That McCain is making the “successful surge” one of his talking points should be no surprise. He’s part and parcel of an administration that declared “mission accomplished” before sending thousands more young American men and women to die.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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July 28, 2008 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

Can You Spot the POTUS?

Sit back and let me take you on a flight of fancy.

Imagine Bobby. Bobby has been in a coma for the past nine years. When he awakes, as far as he knows the President of the United States is Bill Clinton. We tell him that is no longer the case but rather than tell him who the current President is, we try a little experiment with him. We play Bobby two sets of video and then ask him who he thinks the President might be.

Video 1: “What do you see, Bobby?”
“Mmmm, well, I see a middle aged tall black man. Looks like he’s talking to the head of Afghanistan. OK, now he’s talking with Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq. Mmmm, he’s shaking hands with Bebe Netanyahu in Israel. Oh, look now he’s talking with Andrea Merkel in Germany. Wow! Look at that crowd in Berlin that he’s talking to! Wait a minute, is he in a press conference with the President of France? OK, I’ve seen enough. I know who the current President is.”

“Hold on Bobby! We’ve got another set of videos to show you.”

Video 2: “Bobby, now what do you see?”
“Ah that’s sweet. Looks like a retired guy going golfing. Hey is that George H. W. Bush he’s golfing with? Wow, real nice of the former President to take that old guy golfing with him. Ah, ok now we see this same guy grocery shopping. Looks like he’s a grandpa shopping with the family. He seems to have a preference for cheese. Oh what’s this? Ah, now the old guy is having a nice lunch at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus and Restaurant. It sure is nice to see this fella enjoying his retirement: heck, golfing, grocery shopping with the family and a nice leisurely lunch. Ehhh, one question. Why are you showing me this video clip of this retiree?”

OK, flight of fancy over. Now I ask you. Isn’t it hard to believe that McCain has put someone new in charge of the campaign?

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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July 25, 2008 at 11:55 pm 15 comments

A Final Plea to Women Voters

By now I should think that every half way intelligent politically minded woman in this country has read that John McCain publically called his wife a c**t. So it astounds me when I see the likes of Carly Fiorina and Jill Hazelbaker stumping for him. What self respecting woman would do this?

I think I finally figured out that it’s not an issue of self respect. It’s a simple issue of intelligence. You see, when conservative women read that John McCain called his wife a c**t, they make the following translations:

John McCain called his wife a cast.

John McCain called his wife a cart.

John McCain called his wife a cant.

John McCain called his wife a cent.

John McCain called his wife a cyst.

Now I know that no woman, even if she lacks self respect, would vote for a man who would demean her mother or her sister or her daughter. No woman would support a man who thinks it’s funny that her daughter. mother or sister would enjoy being raped by a gorilla. Therefore, as a service to conservative women everywhere, let me spell it out for you.

John McCain called his wife a C-U-N-T.

Now, please vote accordingly.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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July 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm 58 comments

JibJab Strikes Again

The folks at JibJab have done it again. What I love is that they are equal opportunity offenders. This clip hits everyone from Bush to Cheney to both Clintons, McCain and Obama.

Enjoy!

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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July 17, 2008 at 11:15 am 2 comments

Coincidence? I Think Not.

This appears to be an interesting week for coincidences. Two interesting ones come immediately to mind.

First, in the I’m Really Not Gay, Make Me Your Veep department, Florida Governor Charlie Crist has announced he is engaged … to a woman (remember, this is Florida, not California). A confirmed bachelor for the past 29 years, Crist has been the subject of at least some speculation as to his sexual preferences. Now, I’m not saying Charlie is really gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but isn’t the timing just a little too perfect? Certainly makes him a more “acceptable” choice for VP (particularly from a GOP point of view).

Second, in the I Just Happened To Be In The Neighborhood department, John McCain makes a trip to Colombia and many in the media scratch their heads. Why in the world would he go to Colombia when he’s got millions of American voters to win over in less than four months? Ahhh but while he is there a truckload of hostages are rescued from Colombian radicals and he is given the scoop on it before anyone else, thereby confirming his status as a world leader. Hollywood screen writer John Ridley remarked on Thursday’s “Morning Joe” that the timing seemed awfully odd. I have to agree with him. McCain’s got folks in his campaign with Colombian connections. It is not farfetched at all to surmise that John was given a wink-wink nudge-nudge that if he showed up in Colombia this week, there might be something in it for him. If there is any truth to it, it takes media manipulation to a whole new level.

Of course, the other thing that these coincidences highlight is that we have been lied to by our government so many times that we don’t take any news at face value anymore. Sometimes an engagement is just an engagement and a trip to Colombia is just a trip to Colombia.

Or is it?

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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July 4, 2008 at 7:26 pm 16 comments

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