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Obama Mocks McCain’s Disability in Ad

September 13, 2008

From The Corner, in responding to Obama’s ad about McCain not being able to send email ….

The reason he doesn’t send email is that he can’t use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in service to our country. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

In a similar vein I guess it’s an outrage [to Obama, at least] that the blind governor of New York David Patterson doesn’t know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it’s like to navigate New York’s highways.

Here’s the Obama ad:  (wonder how long it will be before they take it down?)

 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ2I0t_Twk0]

Knock the elderly and now the disabled — and a disabled vet, at that?  Not good, Oblahma …. not good.