McCain Lampooned in Mario Bros. Parody

August 25, 2008 -

A new YouTube video spoofs Republican presidential contender John McCain with a Mario Bros. flair.

In John McCain - POW Bros. video game journalist Jared Rea depicts McCain as exploiting his five years spent as a prisoner of war to counter just about every issue.

Jared, clearly not a McCain fan, writes:

John McCain uses his prisoner of war status as both sword and shield. It’s the entirety of his foreign policy experience and ultimate defense against legitimate questions and concerns rolled into a single onomatopoeia.

 

 


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But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

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And this has WHAT to do with video games?

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It uses mario.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

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then it's a pretty weak connection then. Anyone can come up with a goofball, half baked statement, stick a video game scene or item and hay, it's video game related! In short, the clip has really NOTHING to do with games on anything higher than a superficial level.

This isn't news or worth covering on the site. Biden, on the other hand, and his stance on consumer rights is very much a great example of what this blog should cover.

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I disagree, flimsy stories like this often lead to fun debates about larger issues, now if the other side could get over themselves and fox news we may be able to have a real dialogue.

 

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Hilarious.

I mean, I'm definitely voting for McCain come November, and I think the commentary attached to the piece is bull, but this is a creative and fun little piece of work that definitely had a lot of thought put into it.

GJ :D

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Yeah know....techniqually all of the little thingies should have fallen off when hitting the POW....

Semper Fidelis Tim Shull Cpl Ret USMC

Semper Fidelis Tim Shull Cpl Ret USMC

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It's funny because it's true!

Re: McCain Lampooned in Mario Bros. Parody

He misssplled "Obama" and "race"

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...and Democratic voters got all defensive when people accused John Kerry of relying too much on his military record.  Pot, meet kettle.

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 and republican voters had no problem when swiftboat ads spread outright lies about Kerry. But suddenly it's taboo to mention McCain own record in anything less than glowing terms. Pot, meet kettle.

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Some were lies, others were not. McCain's record is well established. Kerry's was based on fabrications. But of course, I doubt you listen to what comes from McCain. No, judging from this, I bet you take what the Dems feed you, hook, line, and sinker. McCain does bring up his POW days too much, but he doesn't dismiss all criticism with it.

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During a presidential forum at Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church on Saturday, McCain told a story of a guard who wordlessly drew a cross in the dirt one Christmas, describing it as a moment that gave him strength.

 

Critics in the blogosphere said that McCain, who was released in 1973, had not mentioned the incident until shortly before his 2000 presidential bid... They also pointed to similarities between McCain’s account and a similar story in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, his account of life in the Soviet labor camp system.

 

McCain aide Michael Goldfarb, in a message posted on the campaign’s Web site Monday [wrote] “It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others...”

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Jeez Dark, how about saving some for the rest of us...;)

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 And right wing lunatics had no problem with McCain accusing Obama of only talking about change for change's sake as his answer to everything.

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Do you mind pointing out where he said that? I've never seen that ad. I saw the one where Obama was compared to celebrities, all show, no substance, and the one about The One, but not the "change is answer to everything" ad.

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 That's weird it actually never came directly from McCain but "change for change's sake" was a meme that apparently started in right wing talk radio. Never would have been in an ad, this meme was established early on when it was still McCain&Hillary vs. Obama.

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And Obama's trump card is "CHANGE!"  

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And I heard that this is on a bumper sticker:

Change: it's all you'll have.

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I agree, that's the only thing I've ever heard about Obama is that he'll bring "change." Not even necessarily good change, but it's thrown around like any change is a good change. Personally I think that doing nothing at this point would be better than making tons of changes-on-a-whim

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Barack_Obama#Economic_policy

yep, just change. no specifics at all. i see fox is keeping you well informed.

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Really? Did the guy even mention fox come on now, also these ideas are pretty poor for example "say on pay"? More government regulation on wages for those evil CEOs? Raise the minimum wage and destroy the unskilled labor market? Frankly as fun as it is to laugh at the glassy eyed Obama supporters it is even more fun to beat them on the facts.  I love the one about increasing the capital gains tax and redistributing oil company wealth, taking captial out of the market is such a good idea. 

Bash fox all you want but try to get out of your own echo chambers.  Entertain  the other side, put down the Krugman and read one, just one Sowell. 

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He throws it at poor people to lift them out of their squalor.

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 whereas McCain and his policy advisors just think that they are ''whiners'' in a ''fundamentally strong'' economy.

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You should go check those comments again. Free Market economies are always "fundamentally strong". And Grahm (sp?) is right. We never had a single quarter of negative growth, and the economic futures are looking up. We never hit recession, and this has been one of the best slowdowns we've ever had. But what do the financial analysts say? 

"WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!"

And that wealth redistribution scheme of Obama's will bomb our economy. Higher taxes have never equalled economic growth. Nor has socialism. Europe is a prime example.

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 Hey, do you know that the day Grahm made that comment, IndyMac went bankrupt in the second largest bank failure in American history? Guess all that whining made it go down.  Also, I want you to google Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. And I guess al those people that lost their homes were just not being optimistic enough. And of course there hasn't been a quarter of negative growth dumbass, that almost never happens, except in truly end of the world , global , recessions. We aren't there yet. And as to ''wealth redistribution'' and how it's ''not working'', well have you looked at the euro versus the dollar lately? You sound like a 15 year old who belives all of John McCain's campaign ads, and trusts fox news absoulutley.

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So I guess I'm just hallucinating all the house foreclosures and bank collapses, then?

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  I'm not sure if the first part was sarcastic or not. But I'm treating it as not. DS, I tend to agree with you on a lot of things. But this I cannot. There are almost as many vacant storefronts here as open ones, most of the people I know are now stuck on the proverbal treadmill because between rising fuel costs driving the cost of everything higher, so they literaly (sp) have NO spare cash to put back into the local economy,add to that smaller paychecks because companies are either closing down or cutting hours to the point where I've had friends HAVE to try and find work elsewhere because they wasn't making enough money to pay for the FUEL to get to work. I'm not sure where you are living, but from my end the economy looks pretty damn shitty.

 

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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 I don't think they quite know what an onomatopoeia is.

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Actually, I do.

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Pow is an onomatopoeia, y'know, like punch someone, POW!

I believe they were trying to make a multi-leveled joke.

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It is statements like "It’s the entirety of his foreign policy experience..." that make me feel more than comfortable dismissing this as nonsense.

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 even though those statements are kinda, you know, true?

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Truth has no place in modern US politics.

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Does that mean the hope is a lie? ;D

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The truth is cake!

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But the cake is a lie.

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No, I'm sure I seen it. At the end. Near the credits.

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I would like to point out that, while McCain has probably relied on this too much, Obama and his surrogates bring up the issue often too.

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Eh, it's still nothing even remotely comparable to the likes of "Osama", "Terrorist Jab", "Antichrist" and "Obama Nation."

Let the dems have their hatespeech for once. :D

 
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