Saturday, September 13, 2008

Obama pokes fun at McCain's war injuries

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is running an ad that says Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) "still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail," in an attempt to portray the Republican presidential nominee as out of touch.

Only, the fact that John McCain can't use a computer means exactly that: John McCain can't use a computer.


Not as in "doesn't know how," but as in "is physically unable."

According to a Boston Globe article from March, 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.

Obama had a "Biden moment."

Less than a week ago, Biden told Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, to "Chuck, stand up, let the people see you." The thing is, Graham is a paraplegic, and can't stand up.


As in McCain can't use a computer.

And, to Obama, McCain's physically disability is ad fodder.

UPDATE: Scott Ott (ScrappleFace) makes the same point. But funny.


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  2. What a ridiculous claim.

    Fits right in with all the other lies from the McBush campaign.

    Can't type on a keyboard because of "war" injuries?

    The lies just keep on coming. LOL

  3. Can one of you idiots please explain why you need to "raise your arm above your shoulder to use a computer?

    Hilarious Repug lies. At least make a tiny effort to make them half-way logical, otherwise you guys will lose by 30% instead of 20%.

  4. I got that from the Boston Globe's article in 2000. You saw the link, right? You do know how to follow a link, don't you? If not, don't let your messiah, Obama the Great and Merciful, find out; he'll make fun of you for not being able to use a computer.

    The injuries, according to the left-wing Boston Globe, won't let him tie his shoes or use a keyboard. The "arm above the shoulders" is a part of the injuries, and explains why he can't throw a baseball.

    You can't understand that? Is it beyond your comprehension?

    Keep defending Obama. Keep ignoring the facts. This election has turned, and you'll be spitting venom for another four, eight, who-knows-how-many years.

    I laugh at your inferior intellect.

  5. This is the most reprehensible thing that that piece of shit could have ever said forget his black theology or his racist church that he cliams he is no longer a part of , but the very fact he would say that to try to belittle a true American is disgusting . Obama Husein Obama , I personally pray that God puts your soul in Hell .

    S.C.P.O. Daniel Abraham Roberts U.S. Naval Special Warfare Ret.

  6. Chill old Frog (D.Roberts)! How does stating a known fact that John McCain is computer illiterate have anything to do with McCains war injuries? It has no relation at all. I would think an old Frogman like Daniel Roberts would pay attention to detail and notice BS like that.

    Stating that McCain can't use a computer is making fun of his age, not his injuries.

  7. > Stating that McCain can't use a computer is making fun of his age, not his injuries.

    I got to disagree with you on that one. It's not actually a computer that McCain can't use, it's "typing on a keyboard," to quote the Boston Globe article. You know. Keyboard. Not just a computer, but typewriters and such.

    It's NOT an age thing. It's a physical thing. And the cause of the physical thing is from his war injuries.


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