Monday, June 16, 2008

Obama: "we'll bring a gun"

No one takes Obama literally when he said, "if they bring a knife to the fight, we'll bring a gun." Obama was simply borrowing a phrase from The Untouchables movie to make the point that if Republicans play rough, his campaign will play rougher. If they play dirty, he'll play dirtier.

His own words pretty much expose the lie that he intends to change the way Washington works.


Kevin said...

I thought this might be his policy on torture.

L'oiseau said...

It's pretty interesting that you assume his words mean "playing dirty". I just assumed that he meant his campaign will always have a one-up on McCain's, like they did on Hillary's during the primary. His campaign is run beautifully.

Dennis said...

l'oiseau, just imagine for a moment that McCain had said, "If they bring a knife to the fight, we'll bring a gun!"

Every media outlet in the country would be screaming about the violent analogy and about how insensitive it was to use such an analogy when so many people are dying on our streets from gun violence, and how such a statement shows a total lack of judgement on the part of the candidate.

But because Obama says it, the media once again gives him a complete pass.

Absolutely amazing!

L'oiseau said...

I don't believe that for a second if McCain said that the media would do anything. It's a metaphor. But to each his own.