John McCain recently tried to co-opt Obama’s message of change stating more or less that he was going to change how Washington did business. Obama fired back stating:
“John McCain says he’s about change too, and so I guess his whole angle is, ‘Watch out George Bush — except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics — we’re really going to shake things up in Washington,’”
“That’s not change. That’s just calling something the same thing something different. You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. You know you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing”
And how does the new and improved John “Change” McCain respond? With an outlandish smear ad straight out of Karl Rove’s playbook:
Yep, that’s just the kind of change we need, eh? Four more years of Karl Rove’s slash and burn political guidance.
This ad does prove one point though.
The Republicans and John McCain aren’t remotely concerned about sexism as an actual problem. To them, it’s just another weapon to hit Democratic men with in hopes of so infuriating Democratically inclinded voters that we stay home this November (another tactic of Karl Rove, BTW).