Eight (plus?) More Reasons To Doubt Obama's Message and Leadership:
Democrat readers and/or Obama supporters probably won't bother to read this all the way through, nor the various links provided herein, but it's all fact and it's all out there nonetheless, whether the beloved Keith Olberman's of the world are telling you these facts or not, whether you "believe" it or not:
- The Obama-Ayers connection: Chicago Annenberg Challenge, also discussed here, Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools:
Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.
The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.
- "Obama's Social Security Whopper: Obama tells Social Security recipients their money would now be in the stock market under McCain's plan. False."
Read on for more. We can't make this stuff up.
3. "Scaring Seniors: An Obama-Biden ad says McCain supports "cutting benefits in half" for Social Security recipients."False!
4. "Out of Context on Health Care: Obama ad twists McCain's words on health care 'deregulation.'"
5. "Stretching with Biden: Obama's running mate gives a twist to McCain's words while stumping in Michigan."
6. "A Spanish-language ad from Obama calls McCain a friend of Rush Limbaugh and says Limbaugh called Mexicans 'stupid.'" As FactCheck.org states, and most every intelligent person clearly understood who heard or read Limbaugh's words in context (and I don't listen to Limbaugh),
[Limbaugh's] words do fall short of calling all Mexicans "stupid and unskilled" as the [Obama] ad says. Limbaugh says his point "which is obvious, was that the people who were criticizing Nafta [sic] were demeaning workers, particularly low-skilled workers." ...We know satire when we see it. The Obama-Biden ad misleads by suggesting that Limbaugh was hectoring Spanish-speakers to "shut up or get out" of the U.S.
7. The seventh (parts A and B):
"Obama may scale back promises"...and publicly contradicts Biden right back:
"I think what has been clear during this entire past 10 days is John McCain has not had clarity and a grasp on the situation," Obama.Of course, he backed off. Obama got to him, read him the riot act, and finally realizes why Biden was a wrong pick: Biden says whatever comes to his mind, and often.
But Lauer pointed out that Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), had initially said the same thing - on "Today," no less.
"I think that in that situation, I think Joe should have waited, as well," Obama said.
It's very rare for one ticket mate to publicly second-guess the other. But on the "CBS Evening News" on Monday, Biden had chastised his own campaign for a TV ad portraying McCain as a computer illiterate. Biden backed off his criticism of the ad in a statement the campaign released three hours later.
8. FactCheck.org does have posts on when McCain and/or his ads "misrepresent" Obama or his platform. Liberals and conservatives alike are playing the "he started it first" game, which is crap. Yet the attacks by Obama and his campaign really have been just exceedingly personal.
Watch # 8: the smearing ad Obama approved that aired back on or before September 11, which Biden rightly (at least at first) condemned:
Then go read the truth. "As the conservative blog Hot Air said, 'Making fun of a war hero's severe injuries -- smooth move.'"
Folks, I'm here to tell ya, that isn't just mocking of war vets, it is also ageism. Plain and simple. As bad as racism and sexism.
"Obama says he wants to talk about Important Issues," Michelle Malkin noted.
That ad is talking about Important Issues?
This is "Change You Can Believe In" or "Change We Need"?
He should change his slogan to "Change We Believe Will Help Me Win." It's nothing but slime politics. "Meet the new boss; same as the old boss."
While it's clear (at present at least) that FactCheck.org is using much more damning terms to condemn Obama's and his campaign's actions ("False!", "Whopper", "Scaring seniors" and "plays fast and loose"), neither side should be misrepresenting or telling lies about the other, period. There is certainly enough, even more it seems, on the liberals' side to debunk and expose as unworthy policy.
Focus on that, McCain, and stop stooping to their level.