Obama Racism/Muslim/Unpatriotic/Scary Black Dude Watch, #78

Not like I needed one, but these past few days have really been a pointed reminder of why I've loathed John McCain with the passion of ten thousand suns and why he has been one of my most frequent targets since I started blogging. Check out this other new advert from the McCain campaign:

Voiceover: Education Week says Obama "hasn't made a significant mark on education," that he's "elusive," on accountability. A "staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly." Obama's one accomplishment? Legislation to teach "comprehensive sex education" to kindergartners. Learning about sex before learning to read? Barack Obama: Wrong on education. Wrong for your family.

McCain: I'm John McCain, and I approve this message.
Of course you do.

For those of you who can't view the video at work or wev, let me give you a couple of screenshots that really capture its charming tone.

John McCain is a Huge Asshole

John McCain is a Huge Asshole

That Obama—not only does he want to teach SEX!!!1!!11!!! to kids, but he probably wants to molest them himself! Just look at the way he leers at them, the pervert!


The reality—that insignificant thing with which McCain doesn't much bother these days—is that Obama supported "'age appropriate' sex-education for children as a means of teaching them what was proper or inproper touching," which is not unusual in public schools (I had lessons about "stranger danger" and "inappropriate touching in 'bathing suit areas'" when I was in first and second grade) and is an extremely useful tool for communicating to children that if something feels wrong, they should tell an adult they trust, even if they've been warned that it's "normal" and "okay."

It's about protecting children—not in the generic "we'll protect your children" way that is the centerpiece of Republican rhetoric, but in a real, practical, necessary way. But McCain turns it on its head and accuses Obama of trying to teach 5-year-olds about sex, practically implying that Obama personally wants to walk into every kindergarten class and put on a live sex show.

And, beyond the overt messaging, there's the little problem of the juxtaposed imagery of Obama, whose skin looks darkened in at least one picture to me, appearing to gaze longingly at white children (maybe one of them is Asian) and then ominously grinning while casting his eyes downward; there might as well be a note to "insert your child here."

I would say it's unfuckingbelievable, but, of course, it's not.

[H/T to Shaker With_Wings. Obama Racism/Muslim/Unpatriotic/Scary Black Dude Watch: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four, Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven, Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Nine, Thirty, Thirty-One, Thirty-Two, Thirty-Three, Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five, Thirty-Six, Thirty-Seven, Thirty-Eight, Thirty-Nine, Forty, Forty-One, Forty-Two, Forty-Three, Forty-Four, Forty-Five, Forty-Six, Forty-Seven, Forty-Eight, Forty-Nine, Fifty, Fifty-One, Fifty-Two, Fifty-Three, Fifty-Four, Fifty-Five, Fifty-Six, Fifty-Seven, Fifty-Eight, Fifty-Nine, Sixty, Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, Sixty-Three, Sixty-Four, Sixty-Five, Sixty-Six, Sixty-Seven, Sixty-Eight, Sixty-Nine, Seventy, Seventy-One, Seventy-Two, Seventy-Three, Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five, Seventy-Six, Seventy-Seven.]

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