July 18, 2008
The RNC/McCain campaign released an 8-minute "documentary" about Sen. Obama's supposed shifting positions on Iraq yesterday. It's a standard campaign attack, everyone is taking the candidates words and mincing them against other words they have said to show differences in positions or phrasing that can be construed in different ways. It's all part of the game.
But something else caught my eye in the FIRST five seconds of the video - which you can find on McCain's website. Watch closely in the order that the letters pop up, especially between the 2nd and 3rd second of the video. Screenshot after the jump.
I put the red circle in to show my problem. Now, I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I am having trouble believing that something like this would be left up to chance. I mean, it's like the Virgin Mary jumping out of a water stain on the wall and slapping me in the face.
"al qD" in flaming letters underneath a photo of Obama. Riiiiiiiight.
Subliminal messaging does not have to be some type of hypnosis. This is a flash that can direct one's mind to the smear/whisper campaign going on all over the country. When 12% of Americans STILL think of Obama as a secret Muslim, then using this kind of trick not only confirms it in their minds, but perpetuates the false smears.
I'd like to know if I truly am nitpicking and you think that I've thrown myself into the deep end of the Kool-Aid, or if this accidental placing of letters is a suckerpunch that even the Republicans won't admit to.
Someone tell me I'm crazy. I was really hoping for a more civilized campaign this year....