Wednesday, July 30, 2008

There’s A Word For It

The Washington Post on the McCain ad about Obama visiting the troops in Germany.

For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to a military hospital because he could not take reporters with him, despite no evidence that the charge is true.

The word they’re looking for is “lie.” And yet the campaign intends to keep perpetrating the lie because, as a lot of pundits freely admit, it sells among the “non-college educated voters.”

So basically the McCain campaign believes that the only people who will vote for them are the ones who are either too dumb to listen to the truth, or who hear the truth but believe the lie because the lie is much more exciting. There’s a word for that: it’s “cynicism.”

Not that there’s anything new about this. At all.

It is nice, however, to see that a presidential campaign is being called out for this lie on the front page of the Washington Post. It’s about time.