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Did Obama Mock McCain’s Arm Disability?

Did Mr. Obama imitate John McCain’s arm movements during his speech at Barack Obama spoke at Schott Glass in Duryea, PA. September 5, 2008.

You be the judge.

Notice Mr. Obama’s body language starting at about 12:15, when he talks about John McCain:

Perhaps we are seeing things. But to our newly body language calibrated eyes it reads this way.

Obama starts talking about the McCain ad. He sets the scene. He says McCain is looking into the distance. Then he, Obama, looks into the distance.

And then Obama does the arm thing — and it gets a laugh from the audience. Even though the line itself isn’t particularly funny.

Again, we admit we might be being overly suspicious.

Though Mr. Obama has given us good reason to be.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “Did Obama Mock McCain’s Arm Disability?”

  1. SnLR says:

    I don’t think Obama is “mocking Mccain” and any physical disability he may have, as much as he’s mocking the ad obama is talking about. You want to see mockery, look at JibJab’s “Time for Some Campaignin'” where they mention McCains’ “skin cancer and swollen left gland”.

    http://www.jibjab.com/originals/time_for_some_campaignin

    I think all of you are concentrating too much on anything that you can take offense at that you believe someone would do out of malice, rather than focusing on the messages each candidate is trying to convey.

    Its people like all of you, that make the elections a joke. You play this “oooh soo-n-soo is a bad person they mocked a disability” … and other similar stereotypical behaviors trying to get someone on “your side” like its supposed to be mob rule. “join us and you’ll be on the good side of the mob” (and no I’m not talking mobsters, I’m talking about the collective group of idiots that don’t use their individuality to think and make up their own minds or offer reasonable discourse on a subject, rather than just “you’re with us or against us” lunacy)

  2. oki2 says:

    “(and no I’m not talking mobsters, I’m talking about the collective group of idiots that don’t use their individuality to think and make up their own minds or offer reasonable discourse on a subject, rather than just “you’re with us or against us” lunacy)” … Sorry, I don’t pay attention closely enough… isn’t that a description of the average Liberal?

  3. Micahofca says:

    I think McCain should retire. I know he’s been honorable and served… but I just don’t think he’s mentally and physically stable to lead this country. Considering the choices, I think Obama is best for our country.

    I live in a swing vote state and I’ve been rallying Obama since McCain’s poor VP pick. Not to mention McCain’s campaign has been down right vulgar and disgusting. Clearly McCain isn’t the think tank in their tactics… which again, makes me question his ability to lead. I sense he’s being made as a puppet.

    Furthermore, check these clash videos I found yesterday about the US Presidential candidates have talked taxes. Well, it’s entitled Obama v. McCain on Taxes. Watch these statements – then vote in http://clashorama.com/index.php?id=194

  4. 1sttofight says:

    Micahofca
    You left out the, I have always voted Republican, but….and I am also a Christian…
    Click on the little e and try it again.

  5. gipper says:

    Micahofca wrote:

    “I think McCain should retire. …I just don’t think he’s mentally and physically stable to lead this country.”

    Wow, are you prejudiced against McCain because of his age? Sounds awfully ageist to me.

    “…I’ve been rallying Obama since McCain’s poor VP pick.”

    So, were you for McCain before the pick? Or were you a lukewarm Obama supporter? Why do you call it a poor pick? Specifically, why do you support Obama? And don’t give me meaningless statements like “Obama will bring change” or tell me you just feel like he will be a better president.

  6. Exeter says:

    Micahofca – I’m sure that’s how you ‘feel’. Why don’t you try thinking?

    “I think McCain should retire.”
    He’s a Senator elected to represent the people of Arizona. Who are you to deny them representation?

    “…I just don’t think he’s mentally and physically stable to lead this country.”
    Read: ‘old and senile’ – same old Letterman-talking-point blather, reworked into a different phrase to make it sound valid. Now compare this to the other side: Biden has had two aneurisms; Obama smokes, and both of his parents died young. Compare it to history: Washington had gout; FDR was in a wheelchair; JFK had chronic back problems. Were they mentally and physically unstable?

    “Considering the choices, I think Obama is best for our country.”
    On what is this argument based? You haven’t said a single thing to demonstrate why you support Obama over McCain. Admit it: you’re voting on your ‘feelings’.

    “…I’ve been rallying Obama since McCain’s poor VP pick.”
    Palin reenergized the Republican base, attracted a large percentage of Hillary voters, completely nullified Obama’s campaign bounce, turned the Biden pick into a joke, and continues to draw thousands of people all over the country to McCain’s campaign. A month later, the moonbats still haven’t stopped screaming about her. ‘Poor pick’ indeed; you’re bitter because she eclipsed Obama’s star-status.

    “Not to mention McCain’s campaign has been down right vulgar and disgusting.”
    McCain might make a stretch here and there in his ads, but he hasn’t actually lied. Nor has he engaged in a program to smear the other side with sick innuendo. Vulgar and disgusting? When did McCain question the parentage of Obama’s children, or suggest that Obama can’t be a good father if he’s running for office?

    “Clearly McCain isn’t the think tank in their tactics…I sense he’s being made as a puppet.”
    Right – add this to the mountain of conspiracy theories: 9/11 was an inside job; the war is all about oil; Bush caused Hurricane Katrina; Bush stole the 2000 election; etc. etc. etc. Go back to your Art-Bell-black-helicopter-area-51-UFO-watching fantasies. When you discover the real world, let us know.

    If you’re going to engage in intelligent debate, then MAKE A POINT! Otherwise, just shut up and color – grownups are talking.

  7. gipper says:

    Well said, Exeter.

  8. Exeter says:

    Thanks, gipper. I actually hate ranting like that, but I’ve gotten fed up with the moonbats and their outrageous ‘reasoning’. They won’t get a free pass here at S&L!

  9. wardmama4 says:

    -‘Otherwise, just shut up and color – grownups are talking.’- Thank you Exeter – my computer is kaput and I am bored out of my mind (my hubby’s computer has no card games and is fire-walled to the max – you cheered me up, just in time for my hubby to come home and (fingers crossed) fix my PC – which allows me to be not pc.


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