Thursday, September 18, 2008


Hello is this Mr. Field?

Yes it is.

Hi Mr. Field, this is Bob, and we are conducting a poll for the upcoming elections.


Yes, I was wondering who you were going to vote for come November?

Well right now it's looking like the democrat.

Hmmm, interesting, but I was wondering if you were aware that he had ties to some strong pro Palestinian groups in Chicago.? Groups with close ties to radical anti Jewish groups such as Hamas?

No, I didn't know that. I guess if I was Jewish it would certainly give me cause for pause.

.....wait, you aren't Jewish? Your name isn't Feldman?

No, it's Field.

Sorry, I won't take up anymore of your time.

Now I know most of you reading this blog are pretty politically savvy, so you are quite familiar with the term push polling. That fictional exchange at the start of this post, is an example of a push poll in progress, and it is the type of despicable telemarketing technique that has been aimed at Jewish voters on behalf of Mr. Morton's campaign to influence the Jewish vote in close battle ground states.

Sad isn't it? Especially when you consider that the frat boy used this very technique against Mr. Morton in the rethuglican primary in 2000. It wasn't good then and it's not good now. In fact, after what the Bushites did to him, you would think that Mr Morton would be the last person to use the same tactic against his political opponent. Oh well, I guess that honor thing only goes so far now doesn't it?

"The deeply personal, usually anonymous allegations that make up a smear campaign are aimed at a candidate's most precious asset: his reputation. The reason this blackest of the dark arts is likely to continue is simple: It often works.
In 2000…

Anonymous opponents used "push polling" to suggest that McCain's Bangladeshi born daughter was his own, illegitimate black child. In push polling, a voter gets a call, ostensibly from a polling company, asking which candidate the voter supports. In this case, if the "pollster" determined that the person was a McCain supporter, he made statements designed to create doubt about the senator."

That was Mr. Morton's campaign manager in 2000, talking about the sleazy behavior of the Bushites at the time.

Fast forward to 2008:

"After going over some more issues and confirming the fact that I was likely to vote for Obama, the caller made a series of rather pointed inquiries. Would it affect my vote, he said, if I knew that Obama has had a decade long relationship with pro-Palestinian leaders in Chicago , the leader of Hamas, Ahmed Yousef, expressed support for Obama and his hope for Obama's victory the church Barack Obama has attended is known for its anti-Israel and anti-American remarks. Jimmy Carter's anti-Israel national security advisor is one of Barack Obama's foreign policy advisors. Barack Obama was the member of a board (sic) that funded a pro-Palestinian chartiable organization. Barack Obama called for holding a summit of Muslim nations exlcuding Israel if elected president

Ben Smith at Politico reports that other Jewish voters are getting these calls, too. Based on his reporting and a comment from TNR reader "amstern," it sounds like the calls are going out to Jews in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan (which is where I live). "

Wow, and to think I thought Mr.Morton, in spite of all his faults,was an honorable man. Oh well, I guess I was wrong. I guess some people will do anything for power. Honor and truth be dammed, as long as they sleep well at night. Although I guess when you have silk sheets to sleep in, it makes it a whole lot easier.


Kellybelle said...

Clearly, McCain's m.o. is McCain First, Truth Last. He seems mighty ambitious of late. I wonder if he was this "honorable" in Hanoi.

I've been so disgusted by McCain supporters. This past week, McCain seems to have lapsed into dementia and people are acting like he has the strength and lucidity to lead the U.S. out of this morass. SMH

Anonymous said...

These people cannot win an election fair and square. They have run an utterly despicable campaign.

I wish the media would call them out on it. But they won't.

On a bright note, friends who are Obama supporters and staff in the Bernalillo, NM Obama for President office went to the local watering hole for lunch and who should be there but the O Man hisself. Floyd and Linda got their picture taken with Obama. It is the trill of a lifetime.

Mac Daddy Tribute Blog said...

Good post. Great sidebar note about Cafferty. He speaks the truth. Not many like him in the MSM.

Anonymous said...

Superrich white Hillary supporter wont vote for Obama because she thinks Obama is elitist(code word: uppity). Fuuniest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

Have you checked out the fliers in jewish communities? It is even worse!

EzMun said...

I've never understood why you and others ever thought Morton was honorable... ever. Any may who would use his POW status as a qualification for high office has already put his honor card in the trash.


Unknown said...

I know I should be getting a call like that soon. I am African-American with a VERY Jewish last name

Jmee said...

Shoot I was phonebanking and some old lady in Ohio asked me if I was AA and if I was voting for Barack because he was and that wasn't fair..

WTF ??? I told that old Biznatch that I was voting for a democrat who happens to be black, because I don't like being a 5 letter word..

She asked me what and I told her "uppity ass


field negro said...

ezmun, five years as a prisoner of war got him a whole lot of brownie points with me. But he is starting to lose them to the quickness.

gwpriester, I forgot you were in NM. Wow! His "O' ness in live and living color. Yep, if you are an Obamaholic, that would be a serious rush. Kinda like I will feel when I finally meet Lark :)

anon. 9:34PM, thanks for that link.

Now now jmee, be nice. You don't want to scare off potential voters....psyche! She wasn't voting for the O man's black behind no matter what.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Morton is not honorable. It's time to do unto to others as they've done to us. The O-man has him on the ropes, and it's time to knock the motherfucker out.

People in the Sun said...

See, I've been wondering about that honorable thing recently because I used to think he was honorable, too. He was going on The Daily Show all the time, being all honest, supposedly. And I'm thinking, has he fooled us all these years, or is this victory-at-all-cost a new thing?

Anonymous said...

"He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable or dangerous."
Walter Lippmann

John McCain--it seems, has lost his honor, if ever he truly had it-- after Vietnam . . . .

Black Diaspora said...

McPain pushes buttons. That's what he's good at. He plays on people's fear, and anger:

Mad at Obama because he beat your girl Hillary, then, I got a girl for you--Sarah Paylend.

Afraid that a black man will gain the White House and stack the cards against the Jews, and support Hamas--then spread lies, and innuendos about that black man in the Jewish community.

What does it say about us that we're so easily manipulated by these unconscionable manipulators?

What does it say about how McPain will run his administration, if he gets as far as the White House?

What does it say about the mainstream media that won't expose this kind of deception--and by so doing aid and abet it?

I thought that a free press was the fourth branch of government.

The only thing the press is using their fourth branch for is to support the rope that'll hang Obama.

SLDC said...

The Republicans are a dirty bunch. This election has been painful to watch. The question is how low will they go to win.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

This should refresh your memory about the type of person McCain is:

McCain: racist, bigot & homophobe
August 1, 2008 - 7:14am.

John McCain, a member of the House of Representatives in the mid-1980s, often held court at a table near the bar at Bullfeathers, a popular Capitol Hill watering hole, telling jokes and matching hangers-on drink by drink.

As a Capitol Hill chief of staff, I often drank at Bullfeathers and was invited to join the throng at McCain's table one evening. A few minutes listening to the racism, bigotry and homophobia of the Arizona Congressman told me all I needed to know.

McCain loved to tell jokes about lesbians, blacks, Hispanics and the Vietnamese community that occupied a large section of Arlington County, Virginia, just south of the District of Columbia.

Of course, McCain didn't use polite language in the jokes: He used names like "fags" or "queers" or "dykes" or "niggers" or "spics" or "wetbacks" or "gooks."

A typical McCain joke (overheard at Bullfeathers):

Two dykes are talking at a bar and one leaves. As she walks toward the door, the other watches her leave and says out loud: "God, I've love to eat her out."

Two men are standing near by and one turns to the other and says: "I'd like to do the same. Guess that makes me a dyke."

Or another (also overheard at Bullfeathers):

Question: Why does Mexican beer have two "X's" on the label?

Answer: Because wetbacks always need a co-signer.

(McCain has a documented history of lesbian jokes. He's also come under fire for other jokes about rape.)


Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?

Because Janet Reno is her father.

Another example:

Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, ‘Where is that marvelous ape?’

When he ran for the Senate, I attended a gathering of GOP operatives at the National Republican Senatorial Committee where McCain outlined his campaign strategy:

I play to win. I do whatever it takes to win. If I have to fuck my opponent to win I'll do it. If I have to destroy my opponent I won't give it a second thought.

McCain's so-called sense of humor has no limits when it comes to simple human decency. Shortly after former President Ronald Reagan announced he had Alzheimer's Disease, McCain told this joke at a GOP Fundraiser:

Do you know the best thing about having Alzheimer's?

You get to hide your own Easter eggs.

Even his wife is not immune. Writes Cliff Schecter in his book, The Real John McCain:

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

This is the man the Republican Party thinks should be the next President of the United States. What else should we expect from a party that promotes racism, homophobia and discrimination against anyone with a different skin color, sexual orientation or ethnic origin?

So we shouldn't be surprised that McCain's campaign strategy seeks to raise racial fear about Barack Obama, the first African-American with a serious shot at the Presidency of the United States.

John McCain is a racist: Always has been, always will be. A retired Naval officer who says he served with McCain in the Navy says he treated black sailors with disrespect and scorn. McCain refuses to release his detailed military record and some sources say that record includes incidents that include issues with black sailors.

Such attitudes are part of his family history. As noted by a black poster in Talking Points Memo:

I can't love America the same way John McCain does. When his daddy was Admiral, my daddy was mopping floors. And when his granddaddy was Admiral, all the Blacks in the entire Navy were mopping floors. But they still volunteered and went to war, even when their commanders didn't think they were brave enough to fight. So who loves America more? The cook on the ship who couldn't vote in 15 states, or the Admiral who dined on the meals he slaved over?

McCain's collection of off-color jokes are riddled with racist words and sentiments. Advisors have toned down the raunchy rhetoric of his early years in Congress but close aides say his attitudes have not changed.

McCain opposed making the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King a national holiday. During his 2000 campaign for President, he told reporters on his "Straight Talk Express: "I hated the gooks (North Vietnamese). I will hate them as long as I live."

Katie Hong of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who reported the remark, wrote:

It is offensive because by using a racial epithet that has historically been used to demean all Asians to describe his captors, McCain failed to make a distinction between his torturers and an entire racial group.

It is alarming because a major candidate for president publicly used a racial epithet, refused to apologize for doing so and remains a legitimate contender.

For his 2000 campaign for President, McCain hired Richard Quinn, founder and editor in chief of Southern Heritage Magazine, to serve as his spokesman in South Carolina.

Notes Salon.Com:

Quinn's articles have called Nelson Mandela a "terrorist" and King a man "whose role in history was to lead his people into a perpetual dependence on the welfare state, a terrible bondage of body and soul." In another piece, Quinn said of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, "What better way to reject politics as usual than to elect a maverick like David Duke?" though he did condemn Duke's bigotry.

Irwin A. Tank, author of Gook: John McCain's Racism, notes a long and sordid history of racism from the presumptive GOP nominee, including:

McCain's use of the anti-Asian slur "gook" publicly for 27 years before dropping the use for his current Presidential run;
McCain's endorsement of George Wallace Jr., a frequent speaker at white supremacist events;
His vote against establishing a holiday for Martin Luther King's birthday and then another vote to rescind the holiday.
In answering a question about divorced fathers and child support, McCain called the children "tar babies."
The list goes on and on.

What else do you expect from a racist, bigot and homophobe?

I rest my case.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BTW, didn't McCain say in that article,"I play to win. I do whatever it takes to win. If I have to fuck my opponent to win I'll do it. If I have to destroy my opponent I won't give it a second thought."

His actions demonstrate that this is the real McCain. He was never honorable and is a fake, fraud, and phony, so is Palin. Neither one of them are worth two dead flies, and he is a disgrace to the military uniform that he loves to flaunt so freely and hide behind in the name of honor.

Black Diaspora said...

People in the Sun said... "And I'm thinking, has he fooled us all these years, or is this victory-at-all-cost a new thing?

It's a new old thing.

People don't change: situations just magnify who they truly are.

Money magnifies people: let a gambler hit the lottery, and he'll become a magnified version of he is--a bigger gambler.

Let a drug user hit the lottery, and she'll become a magnified version of a coke head, and probably die of an overdose to boot.

Power magnifies people: Let someone get that close to it, and they will become a magnified version of who they truly are.

In McPain's case, he'll become, not only a man without honor (someone he's always been), but someone who won't give sh!t who knows it.

Donald said...

McSame ain't pushing the buttons in his OWN campaign. I think after he reemerged during a late spike in the primaries and won it, the Rethuglican Party took over. This is my feeling on why the huge change from the Maverick with straight talk express to the babbling, talking point riddled curmudgeon we see now.

Anonymous said...

He has indeed given control over to the same forces that humiliated him in 2000. It's pathetic.

Olberman was hilarious last night, showing a clip of Grandpa talking about how safe oil rigs are (dozens of them destroyed by Katrina and Rita and three of them still missing from Ike) and how fish supposedly just love swimming around the oil rigs. Olberman's quote: it seems the Mccain campaign gets most of their info from barber shops...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

David Brooks has an excellent article in the NYTs regarding how now even some conservatives are freaking out about their ticket. Maybe experience is important?

I wonder if Palin will "drop out"

Christopher said...

This is where the Borg Queen can help Obama, if she's interested in seeing him get elected, as she claims.

Hillary is the de facto patron saint of Jewdom. The plantation Jews in Manhattan love Hillary. The suburban Jews on Long Island love Hillary. The retired Jews in Florida love Hillary. Hillary walks on water.

So, let's see what, if anything Hillary does to assuage the lingering doubt Jewish voters have about Barack Obama.

field negro said...

BTW, the "O" man is down in the polls among Jewish voters in NY.

blackinusa is right, i think the Rove people took over McCain's campaign.

thank you for that post granny, I had almost forgotten all the crap Mr. Morton did.

Christopher said...

With the 2008 election, I have this lingering feeling that Jewish voters, at least in the Northeast, are racists.

Nobody with a television and an IQ above the ambient room temperature in your living room thinks Obama is a Muslim. He's crawled before AIPAC and spoken to the Knesset. He supports America's de facto 51st state and all but said he would send his first born to fight to protect Israel if they're attacked.

What more can he do?

I am left to conclude that Northeast Jews don't like the "O" man because he's African American.

Frankly, with less than 2 months until the election, I really can't worry too much about this demographic. The good news is the novelty of putting McCandy on the Old Coot's ticket has worn off and Obama has retaken the lead in the national polls.

If the election were held today, Obama would win. If Jewish voters prefer McCain -- go ahead on and vote for the Republican. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Anonymous said...

the McCain of 2000 and 2004 would not vote for the McCain of 2008. His wife probably won't vote for him either, since it was her crying after they lost SC in 2000.

In fact, that's the main reason why he won the primary; the Rethug voters wanted a do-over from 2000. Too bad all they got was someone who's worse than Bush.

The GOP is pulling out the stops to take away your vote. But we in the Afrosphere are onto them and we're getting the word out.

Vote Absentee, folks. iT's a lot harder for them to 'lose' that big thing than it is for them to delete your vote.

RiPPa said...

Wait, McCain's daughter wasn't by a black woman? She's adopted? Damn! I was gonna vote for him just on that. I mean thats what the dude that called me told me. I just hope all the negroes that they target with the calls like they made to me reads this.

Anonymous said...

Hillary is the Patron Saint of New York. Jew, Black, anyone. They love her there, and they better be damn glad she's still in the Senate. NYC gonna be needing those earmarks by the time the years is out (every financier laid off costs NYC another four jobs.)

Hold the line, folks, hold the fucking line. Find the three Jewish friends you got, and get them to call their parents and grandparents. Extra bonus points if you remind them that Obama is related to a rabbi!

It's real simple: these lies ain't gonna work. You can help, or get out of the way.

Yeah, there are some old racist Jews. There are some old racists of any stripe, and that includes blacks!

But just remember, every dollar they spend towards getting jews to vote republican, means a dollar they aint' spending to gin up racist votes somewhere else.

Mike Searches said...

Couple this story about McCain with that piece of shit Todd Palin refusing to testify when subpoenaed. This is giving me pause when now asked the question: Do you support armed struggle to turn this mess the Field likes to call A-merry-ca around? I am tired of these politicians thinking they're above the law...makes me want to study harder,push harder, and rage harder...

Anonymous said...

what happened to all the repug voters on this forum? their silence in deafening when confronted with facts and the racist statements of their candidate. How come black people do not act as undercover agents for black people? How come we never get into high office and then actually work for the benefit of our people? why do we sell out and disregard the history of how we were treated in amerikka? how come we don't act like the undercover agents that took down the Black Panthers and other 60's radical organizations, why are we never undercover for our own cause (e.g. Clarence Thomas)? some of us are so quick to jump to massa's side forgetting how many of our leaders have been murdered, ignoring double standards, how come we never seek our own power, why are we so quick to tow the line?

SouthernGirl2 said...

"Now now jmee, be nice. You don't want to scare off potential voters....psyche! She wasn't voting for the O man's black behind no matter what.

Now let jmee talk. I would told her also,just a little more nice nasty! lol

Donald said...

mi bean twn chica. You mean you have no more Rethuglican to shine the bright light of the TRUTH on anymore. Pobrecita!
I'm sure they will come back, just like cockroaches. Then once again you'll be able to re inform them and hopefully teach them...wouldn't be nice if more examples of "Clearance Thomas" would engage in such discourse!

Anonymous said...

The jewish demographic will be harder to hoodwink with this shit than the average NASCAR crowd that they Rovians are used to playing to. Let's hope that many will be reminded by the baseness of such phone call/assualts that many McSame backers still belong to country clubs where jews are tacitly or not so tacitly restricted access.

Christopher said...

Bean Town Chica,

Not only the Repugs but the idiot anonymous posters are gone.

It's back to how it was when I was lucky enough to stumble on the Field Negro.

I sure hope it stays like this.

Christopher said...

Is the Old Coot playing the race card? Looks like that's exactly what he's doing.

TIME, Inc.'s Karen Tumulty writes:

When politicians interject race into a campaign, they seldom do it directly. Consider McCain's new ad, which the campaign says it will be airing nationally.

This is hardly subtle: Sinister images of two black men, followed by one of a vulnerable-looking elderly white woman.

Let me stipulate: Obama's Fannie Mae connections are completely fair game. But this ad doesn't even mention a far more significant tie--that of Jim Johnson, the former Fannie Mae chairman who had to resign as head of Obama's vice presidential search team after it was revealed he got a sweetheart deal on a mortgage from Countrywide Financial. Instead, it relies on a fleeting and tenuous reference in a Washington Post Style section story to suggest that Obama's principal economic adviser is former Fannie Mae Chairman Frank Raines.

Why? One reason might be that Johnson is white; Raines is black.

Connecticut Man1 said...

So... Now we find out Palin is a John Birch Society wingnut. The kind of far-far-far-right wingnut that even the GOP liked to try and and distance themselves from.

Then again... The neocons are just as wingnutty as the JBS nuts and the GOP seems to love their incompetent asses. Considering McCain is the neocon's choice as Bush's heir.

MartiniCocoa said...

excerpt from obama speech:

This morning, Senator McCain gave a speech in which his big solution to this world wide economic crisis was to blame me for it,” Obama said to boos from the crowd of about 8,000 people at a South Florida rally. “This is the guy who spent nearly three decades in Washington and after spending the entire campaign saying I haven’t been in Washington long enough he apparently now is willing to assign me the responsibility for all of Washington’s failures.”

mccain has completely lost his mind by pretending obama the inexperienced has been in washington longer than his sanka and pee smelling ass.... if mccain were to win after the shapeshifting he has done, how can he govern as a reformer after lying so much?

field negro said...

"mccain has completely lost his mind by pretending obama the inexperienced has been in washington longer than his sanka and pee smelling ass.... if mccain were to win after the shapeshifting he has done, how can he govern as a reformer after lying so much?"

Wow, I am not star jones,no love for Mr Morton?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

McCain es mentiroso grande y uno politico loco y el es desatinado. Abuela votar en eleccion Obama.

Unknown said...

If McCain wins then clearly we all lose... Unless you are a rich white, or Oreo republican.