Fake To Hide The Ball

Ray Schoenke is running ads for Barack Obama, saying McCain’s plans are a “Fake to Hide the Ball”.  Well, Schoenke is certainly an expert on that topic!  Here’s the entire text of the ad:

This is Ray Schoenke.  I played football with the Washington Redskins.  Now I’m president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association.  It’s important to me that our next president protects our Second Amendment rights to own guns, and to defend ourselves.  Barack Obama and John McCain will both make sure we keep our guns.

But what about keeping our jobs?  Barack’s got a real plan that invests in creating jobs here at home and cuts taxes a thousand bucks for working families.  John McCain?  I saw a lot of cheap shots in my day, but McCain’s false attacks on Obama are just a fake to hide the ball.  His plans sells out American workers.  McCain will keep giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas.  And he’ll look the other way, while China breaks our trade deals.  It’s the same old Bush playbook.  Look, when the coach loses eight years in a row, you don’t bring him back for a ninth season.  We just can’t afford more of the same.

Sounds to me like the Obama Campaign was more interested in Ray Schoenke’s professional football credentials than they were about the message of American Hunters and Shooting Association.  But this speaks to AHSA’s lack of seriousness as an organization representing hunters and shooters, that their president would go on the air shilling for a candidate on issues that are completely unrelated to their core mission.

Schoenke and AHSA are basically shills for the Democratic Party.  Nothing more, nothing less.  This ad should prove that to anyone who thinks otherwise at this point.  Be sure to tune in to Caleb’s show this evening for what I’m sure will be a lively discussion.

UPDATE: Bitter has more here on political surrogates.

3 thoughts on “Fake To Hide The Ball”

  1. As soon as they switched from the words “keep our guns” in one paragraph to “keep our jobs” in the next I just quit reading. He’s changing the subject because you can’t say anything good about Obama and guns.

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