The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, October 20, 2008
UPDATED It's Getting Closer... Plus: Shots Fired at McCain/Palin Bus! And: Biden Points to Obama's...Wimp Factor!
Meanwhile, the Angry Left continues its Thuggish ways (Sacramento Union post):
(Sunday, October 19 - Filed by Mark Williams in Raton, New Mexico with the Stop Obama Tour) We learned at this morning’s Stop Obama Rally here that the McCain/Palin Straight Talk Express came through town yesterday. It arrived with a window shattered by a .22 caliber weapon. It had also been hit by an unknown number of paint balls from a paint ball gun or guns. There were reportedly no injuries and neither candidate was on board.AND...LAST BUT NOT LEAST (drum roll): we have Joe Biden stating the obvious (my paraphrase): ...'not only do Republicans see Obama as a weak-kneed wimp on Foreign Policy--so would our enemies--AND SOON...' (Biden's actual quote in red):
One local man who saw the damage and spoke with the McCain/Palin staffers said the attack(s) had occured in southern New Mexico that same day. The Express is traveling the country independent of the candidates, handing out campaign materials.
Sarah Palin is stumping in of all places Roswell, New Mexico today and then roughly back the way we came with an event at the Henderson, Nevada Pavilion tomorrow and a stop in Elko, Nevada.
Jennifer, the presumptive vice-messiah’s comments at a Seattle fundraiser — he apparently didn’t realize that journalists were present — are very, very interesting. I think that Biden actually said more than a lot of people think he said:
It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking…Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
It is rather unwise to air such predictions about your running mate’s presidency two weeks before the election, but that’s what you get when you bring Joe Biden onto the campaign. Lawyers call this “assuming the risk.” The really interesting part is what followed:
I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate… And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you - not financially to help him - we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.
Oh well THAT's a relief... Pollack continues:Biden is saying two things about an Obama presidency: first, that Obama will be tested by America’s rivals; and second, that Obama’s response to such a test will likely be unpopular with the American people. Presumably Biden does not believe that the reason for that unpopularity will be because Obama is too decisive or too tough with our enemies — it will be because Obama is perceived as too soft and indecisive in a crisis.
This is the moment when Biden is asking Obama supporters to “stand with him,” even if he appears to be channeling Jimmy Carter. Biden says that it will not be “apparent initially that we’re right.” But does he think that the passage of time has vindicated Jimmy Carter?
This guy is a Gaffe GOD. With Biden providing at least 2-3 of these per week, who needs campaign cash? No wonder they are putting the "Cone of Silence" increasingly around both Obama and Biden.
Is NO ONE paying attention???
UPDATE: Based on user comments, I have added a link to this update BY Williams of his OWN story which I did accurately quote (see previous link, emphasis below is mine):
I spoke with the Secret Service agent in charge of the investigation. They cannot confirm the citizen report of gunfire hitting the McCain bus (McCain was not on board) although I seriously doubt that they would advertise it if true. Given the current volatile atmosphere of hate and division being stirred and exploited by the unholy Left I would expect that such an incident would not exactly be reported in a press release.
That said, we have a good relationship with the Men in Black, including an off the record relationship with some and I am not inclined to question their word.
Since first reporting the citizen account I (and others) have been busy chasing the story down and so far have not been able to debunk or confirm the story. Several bloggers and one traditional media have also been chasing the story down and have come up empty.
The real story emerging here is in the comment sections following the orginial story and follow ups, both on this site and at MarkTalk. Some of the comments that make it through moderation are bad enough but those that do not make it are terrifying.
My original report has brought out the Radical Left Thugs and exposed the domestic insurgency for what it is. While there have been some vile and racist comments directed at Obama, they are out numbered 5-1 by bile spewing Leftists vomiting hate for America and her people. Denigration of John McCain and his service are the least of the offensive posts and the Obamaites are doing their best to live up to Obama’s religious mentor, Rev. Wright, and damning America.
Thank you to all of the concerned true Americans who have taken it upon themselves to follow up on this story and who have tired to ferret out more. As I say on the radio when stories are breaking, you are our best eyes and ears. The Mainstream Media have proven themselves an adjunct to the Obama campaign and cannot be trusted.