Monday, August 25, 2008

Obama Campaign to Milk Joe Biden's Son's Deployment to Iraq?

I thought this was very interesting from the American Spec blog:

Today's Prowler column mentions an Obama advisor promising to milk Biden's deployed son for all he's worth: "Biden is very well aware that his son's deployment is going to be a big part of what we do in October. It's part of our narrative and we're going to milk it for all it's worth," says one of the Obama advisers. "Republicans would do the same."

Actually, they're not. From the Gazette in Iowa:

McCain's son, Jimmy, 18, a Marine Corps enlistee, is now serving in Iraq, where more than 6,000 Marines have been injured and about 650 killed.
McCain, however, has said precious little about Jimmy's deployment. He did mention it to Linn County Republicans on Tuesday night, telling them his son has been promoted to lance corporal.It's unusual for McCain to talk about it, and Chuck Larson, senior adviser to McCain's Iowa campaign, doubts he will make a habit of it. [emphasis mine]

This isn't the first time Obama's campaign has exhibited symptoms of projection bias -- the psychological defense mechanism where the subject attributes his own unacceptable tendencies to others. The Democrats have repeatedly addressed the "Republican Attack Machine" (let's call it R.A.M. from now on) as though the Democrats (let alone Obama) have no idea who Mayor Daly or the Clintons are. They also have accused the McCain campaign's obvious race-baiting (subconscious and non-existent though it may be).The bright side is that defense mechanisms are meant to reduce anxiety. I guess Biden really isn't the cure for what ails ya..

That is very true!! Notice that article about Mccain was way into last year. In fact most people never knew and most people do not know now that the night McCain won New Hampshire his baby boy who was 19 years old was trying to get a jeep out of the mud in Iraq. The McCain people went out of their way to ask the media NOT to talk about his sons deployment. All this while in the middle of a very hotly contested race

If Biden wants to talks about his son service is fine. I do not think it is off limits. However it is curious how much they don't know about the person they are running against or as the piece points out this strange defense mechanism they have that is based on odd imaginary things. McCain is running a racist message etc that we have seeing so much of lately.

By the way, I suspect that Senator Joe Biden has not been fully briefed yet about what the Obama camp expect him to do as to this. I would not be shocked if he tells them to jump off a bridge

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