Jun
02
2012

Aww. Barack Obama *misses* the nice, civilized 2008 election cycle!

Shocker.

I was going to get awesomely cranky about how suddenly Barack Obama is nostalgic about campaigning against that nice John McCain, but then I realized: feeding a man’s narcissism by writing, long involved posts about him helps neither you, nor the narcissist.  So in the interests of Obama’s own mental hygiene, let me be brief:

In 2008 the Obama campaign released an ad that mocked John McCain for his inability to send an email – which infuriated people, because the reason why he can’t send an email is because his arms have never really worked properly after the North Vietnamese got done torturing him.  When Obama’s Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden dared mildly apologize for it, the Obama campaign humiliated Biden by having their lackey Bill Burton come out and retract Biden’s apology.

This is what passed for ‘civility’ in the 2008 election cycle – but I can understand why Obama would get all misty-eyed about those days.  It’s natural for a coward to remember fondly the times when his fights were all with people who wouldn’t – or couldn’t – fight back

Moe Lane (crosspost)

(H/T: Instapundit)

10 Comments

  • Don says:

    The irony here? They Reeeeaaallly wanted to face Romney because they figured he was a pushover, and too “rich” or something. I know I was afraid that Romney would put the kid gloves on after he won the nomination, these guys bet the farm on that assumption.

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    It’s amazing how much someone would fight for something when they really want it. Romney has been prepping since 2008 and is focused on winning, not being congenial, but winning. This coming from someone who supported Perry in the early primary until South Carolina, which after that I moped for a couple of months.

  • Ric Locke says:

    The other thing is that Romney has you, and a number of others of a similar mind.
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    You had the URL of that ad on tap, didn’t you? And you’ve got more for when they’re needed. In 2008, the various Rightists were flummoxed by the “civility” trap — they didn’t expect the tactic and were slow to respond to it. That ain’t gonna happen this time. We’ve already seen examples of it blowing back in the b*ds’ faces, and there will be more.
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    And because McCain is a fossil who remembers the days of genuine civility and longs for them, his campaign tended to stifle effective responses. At the very least, it looks like the Romney campaign won’t be making that mistake.
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    This is a Good Thing. Like many, much of my dismay at the Crowning of Mitt came from that issue; I was afraid he was going to try to keep it “civil” the way McCain did, which would be a guaranteed way to lose. It looks like that might not happen, and that will be a very Good Thing.

  • Spegen says:

    This is usual from the donks. They want us to be nice while they can be rude. See post Tuscon.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Obama is finding out that politics is really a contact sport.

  • [...] the Obama campaign responded by kicking sand in his face and giving him the full Alinsky treatment, as Moe Lane writes: In 2008 the Obama campaign released an ad that mocked John McCain for his inability to send an [...]

  • Catseye says:

    I never said I was civilized! Like others here I had my trepidations about Romney, this week he managed to allay those fears for me.

  • Marty says:

    “It’s natural for a coward to remember fondly the times when his fights were all with people who wouldn’t – or couldn’t – fight back…”

    I think “bully” works better than “coward” in that sentence.

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