Terrorized by the McCain/Obama Campaigns

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Nate Clark
We Are Change Minnesota
November 2nd, 2008

A few weeks ago, I was targeted by a terrorist attack in the form of an absentee ballot registration form mailing from the McCain campaign. The front of the card reads, “Dangerous Times Demand Experience”, and features mug shots of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, Osama Bin Laden and Kim Jong Il superimposed above an image of a charging tank.

Dangerous Times Demand Experience

A week later, the Minnesota GOP sent me a similar mailing with a map of the world with the locations of alleged terrorist attacks since 9/11—asking me to “Keep America Safe. Vote Republican.”

Terrorizing the public to garner support is not unique to the Republican party, however, as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden recently guaranteed an attack within the first six months of an Obama presidency.

As reported by ABC News, Biden terrorized supporters with a guarantee that there will be an attack within the first six months. ABC News quoted Biden, but omitted the guarantee issued between statements (sentences not quoted by ABC in parenthesis):

Vote Republican

Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.

(He’s gonna have to make some really tough… I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occurr. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen.)

I can give you four or five scenarios from where it might originate.

On one hand, the McCain campaign promises imminent peril at the hands of terrorists who will strike the U.S. for lack of strong, unwavering leadership, and on the other hand the Obama/Biden campaign promises basically the same scenario but for reasons less juvenile but equally baseless. Do the American people really accept this catch-22?

When I am President, we will wage the war that has to be won, with a comprehensive strategy with five elements: getting out of Iraq and on to the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

How has Obama managed to win the anti-war vote when he entertains the notion that there are "right" battlefields and "wrong" battlefields in the world and that we should move troops from one type to the other accordingly?

As President of the United States, I will spend all my days thinking about how to keep you safe. But part of how I’m going to do that is making sure that we’re fighting on the right battlefields instead of the wrong battlefields.

Oh, and of course, Muslim extremism is a real threat with which we must deal:

It is time to turn the page. It is time to write a new chapter in our response to 9/11. Just because the President misrepresents our enemies does not mean we do not have them. The terrorists are at war with us. The threat is from violent extremists who are a small minority of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims, but the threat is real.

Both candidates pledge to win the fraudulent and completely discredited “Global War on Terror”. On Tuesday, American voters—brainwashed into accepting the concept that a third-party vote is a vote wasted—will choose between a candidate who suggests keeping U.S. forces in Iraq for 100 years and who jokes about bombing Iran and a candidate who threatens to invade Pakistan.

The winner will have more effectively wielded the weapon of direct terroristic threats against their constituents and potential voters. Who will inherit and continue the War on Terror?


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