Saturday, June 14, 2008

John McCain: Senator Obama, Come on. Let's Talk to the American People. Leni Riefenstahl Concerts for Obama's Talking at Them Won't Do

Barack Obama is a rock-star. Like The Who in Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum in 1979, Obama's fans pack any venue. Dave Axelrod 'papers' the house with 'new voters.'

By the way, with all of them 'New Voters,' How come Obama's numbers are so crumby?

I was at John McCain's Townhall in Greendale, Wisconsin - the place was crowded and needed to accommodate folks with overflow rooms - but, it was comfortable and very friendly. I got and earful from Obama supporters who expect John McCain to take a pasting here in Illinois. I said,"I'm not too sure about that. I believe that John McCain will make it a squeaker or even take Illinois." The tall Democratic voters from Racine said, "You are Nuts!" Coals to Newcastle, my friend, I hear that alot.

It was a nice venue for People to see "Just how much straight talk Americans will get from John McCain:

The only boos came when Pat Hickey stood up and identified himself as a Chicago resident and a Democrat. He quickly noted to applause: "There are a lot of us supporting Senator McCain."

Hickey, a teacher at a private school in Chicago, asked McCain about school choice, which McCain supports.

Other questions ranged from college affordability to the appointment of Supreme Court justices. All brought familiar responses.

One woman questioned McCain on the war and its cost to the economy.
"It's succeeding," McCain said of the war. "I can look you in the eye and tell you it's succeeding."

Leni Refiensthal was young film maker and today she would be a contributor to Huffington Post. She was mesmerized by a hitherto unknown politician from Bavaria.

She had exactly the same reaction to this hypnotic orator as Chris 'Tingle Thighs' Matthews:

Riefenstahl heard Adolf Hitler speak at a rally in 1932 and was mesmerized by his talent as a public speaker. Describing the experience in her Memoiren, Riefenstahl wrote: "I had an almost apocalyptic vision that I was never able to forget. It seemed as if the earth's surface were spreading out in front of me, like a hemisphere that suddenly splits apart in the middle, spewing out an enormous jet of water, so powerful that it touched the sky and shook the earth."[9]
Wikpedia Entry.

Reifenstahl filmed and helped orchestrate the Rock Star of Reich's massive events.

History proved Townhalls are might have had a much more positive impact on history.

John McCain has asked Senator Obama to join him for Straight Talk with the American People in Townhalls. McCain also asked Senator Obama to join him for a trip to Iraq - no dice. Obama's surrogates and especially Dave Axelrod want no part of smaller, free-wheeling and unorchestrated events - especially a Townhall.

People get tired of being talked at. Americans are chatty folks. Just try ducking a talk with your neighbors. Americans are genuinely interested in one another.

Progressives? Not so much. They like to talk at you, smile pityingly, shake their heads and then turn up the volume. Senator Obama is the Progressive Politician in marble - the audio is extra.

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2008 Contact: Press Office

McCain Statement Accepting Invitation to Hold Joint Town Halls

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released the following statement by Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker after accepting the invitation by the Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Libraries to hold joint town hall meetings with John McCain and Barack Obama, and responding to the Obama campaign:

"We are proud to accept the invitation from Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson to hold joint town hall meetings at the Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Libraries. As Luci Baines Johnson said in her invitation, these meetings offer an opportunity to 'deliberate the great issues of our time.' The American people deserve a great debate about the future of our country, and we hope that Barack Obama will join us for these important events at these historic venues."

Letter Sent To The Obama Campaign:

Dear Mr. Plouffe,

Thank you for responding to our proposal. Just to reiterate, we have proposed at least ten joint town hall meetings once a week until the week before the Democratic Convention begins. As we understand your counter-proposal, you have proposed only one town hall meeting before the Democratic Convention.

In keeping with our original proposal, we are planning a joint town hall meeting in Minnesota next Thursday evening (June 19, 2008). We will hold time on our schedule for joint town halls every Thursday night until the Democratic convention. I hope Senator Obama would reconsider his position and agree to join Senator McCain as early as next week.

We have also today accepted the invitation from Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson to attend town hall meetings in July at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. As Mrs. Johnson said, these town halls will truly be an opportunity to "deliberate the great issues of our time." Their sponsorship certainly meets our standards for a positive and productive opportunity for voters to interact with the candidates. I hope you will agree.

However, at this moment, we fear that our negotiations over joint town hall meetings are turning into a debate about process. That is exactly what we have always hoped to avoid, and why we proposed a town hall format that would render many of these process issues moot. As Senator Obama has said, he is prepared to meet "anywhere, anytime" for a town hall.

We remain committed to this idea because joint town hall meetings offer the best format for presenting both candidates' visions for our country's future in a substantive way. We have a chance to change the way presidential elections are run and elevate the political dialogue. Americans deserve this kind of opportunity, and we hope that Senator Obama will join us at town hall meetings throughout the summer months.


Rick Davis


Bert said...

Ok -the Obama/Hitler comparison is a stretch, but let's have some fun with this:

Johnny McCain's buddy/"spiritual adviser"/Evangelical-get-out-the-vote-man John Hagee once argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God’s behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine. According to the Reverend, Adolph Hitler was a “hunter,” sent by God, who was tasked with expediting God’s will of having the Jews re-establish a state of Israel.

Going in and out of biblical verse, Hagee preached: “‘And they the hunters should hunt them,’ that will be the Jews. ‘From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.’ If that doesn’t describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can’t see that.”

Is this the Htiler-McCain-Obama connection we've all been looking for?

If Obama does have the oratorical power that Hitler had, maybe he is indeed the anti-Christ. In that case, he's helping quicken the countdown to Armageddon and in turn helping fulfill the dreams of Johnny's pal John Hagee.

This works out well as Johnny always likes to help out those who help him (i.e., Keating 5).

Maybe these two campaigns can work together for a better America.

pathickey said...


Leni Reifenstahl choreographed the Audacity of Hype show in the 30's -
The Hype is the link - Obama is no Hitler.

Hagee has his own church and McCain don't go there.

The stretch is Kosovoan attempt to make apples and lugnuts of the issue of who has the nutty pastor - that would be Senator Obama - he's got Fr. Mike and Nutty Jere.

Leni Reifentsahl recorded the 1930's 'Rock Star' shows.

McCain conducts Townhalls.

Good try.