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Response to icaria (Reply #38)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 03:58 PM

50. Don't forget the way dubya's campaign SCREWED John McCain.

When McCain won the New Hampshire primary and looked like a real threat, kkkarl rove and Lee Atwater and their flying monkeys from Hell were put to work in the next state. South Carolina. An “anonymous” phone campaign called voters and asked: “would you vote for John McCain if you knew he’d fathered a black child out of wedlock?”

John and Cindy McCain had adopted a little girl from Bangladesh. She happens to be dark-skinned. The nation saw her with the family, in mourning for her dad at the recent services for him. It made me so angry to remember that HORRID, fucking LYING smear on her! Her name is Bridget and she was, and still is, a civilian. A total noncombatant. Not involved. Innocent as can be! And these bastards felt they had to pick on an innocent CHILD to bloody up her father.

As an adoptee myself, I will NEVER forget OR forgive that. TOTALLY uncalled for and out of bounds! How dare they!!!! Of course, it was an effective smear, unfortunately. dubya went on to beat McCain in South Carolina and pretty much took him out of the game.

As far as I can remember, there was never any apology issued for that from bush Inc., either. For a long time, I also hated McCain for that - because he didn’t smack that one back. Said pretty much nothing about it, and later was seen to hug dubya onstage while campaigning with him somewhere. NO. You DO NOT do that to someone who sought to attack you by smearing your adopted daughter who was still a little girl at the time, thus besmirching your marriage, and your wife (your daughter’s mother)! He said nothing. Held no press conference, issued no statement, voiced no outrage to denounce it at the time. Nothing.

It’s one thing if they attacked the other daughter, Meghan, but she was out there already, in public, campaigning actively for her dad. She put herself out there. Voluntarily. As an adult. Big girl, knew what she was getting into. So okay then. Fair game. Her younger sister didn’t. And remained a private citizen not involved in any campaigning, and too young anyway. So SHE was NOT fair game. Even though kkkarl rove later blew it all off as fair game. Fucking Bastard!

This is the same FUCKING reprehensible mindset that led people to criticize Chelsea Clinton when she, too, was too young to get into the campaign for HER dad, and was a gawky young teen. Fucking Limbaugh repeatedly called her “the White House Dog.”

God I hate these bastards...

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