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Straight Talk Express...Derailed: Just one week of McCain's lies and distortions

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posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 08:53 PM
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www.huffingtonpost.com...

Seven points that the mass media either completely ignores or jokes about that, in any reasonable election, would have ended McCain's hopes of ever becoming president.

1. McCain unambiguously called Social Security "an absolute disgrace."
2. McCain's top economic policy adviser calls Americans a bunch of "whiners" for being worried about the slumping economy.
3. Iraqi leaders call for a timetable for U.S. withdrawal, McCain gets caught in a bizarre denial and flip flop.
4. McCain's economic plan to cut the deficit has no details and is simply not believable.
5. McCain's deficit plan includes bringing the troops home represents a major Iraq flip-flop.
6. McCain campaign misled about economists support.
7. McCain makes a joke about killing Iranians.
8. McCain denies, flatly, that he ever said that he is not an expert in economics.

Each point is thoroughly researched and most of it comes straight from McCain's mouth.

"Straight Talk" my ass.




posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 09:10 PM
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Well...yeah. Why concentrate on that boring hump of "dont vote for mccain" top reason list


all republicans KNOW that its much more ... journalistically (?) sound and appropriate to report on this


A while ago, a man came up with a website called “Obama’s Chocolate Nuts.” He thought it was “nuts” that people were giddy over a man that they new nothing about. So, like any good American capitalist, he started selling something — chocolate covered peanuts graced with Obama’s likeness.

Enter Jesse Jackson.


PLEASE!!! Refer to the Full Story


Now that is journalistic integrity.

Ignore the grumpy old man, because some guy is selling Nuts that he named after Obama.




Whats next?

Barney the dinosaur publicly celebrats his birthday ????



.....damn!! Too late.

[edit on 7/11/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 01:14 AM
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Indeed..it's disturbing how little attention these very serious items get. We're too busy being confused by Jesse Jackson and Hollywood to pay attention to anything that actually matters!

I don't see how anyone can believe McCain is an honest candidate after just this week, not the mention the other thousands issues he's changed on.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 01:46 AM
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He is no different than obama. Seems they are walking hand in hand. The only difference is that Obama is slicker when it comes to smoothing things over. Then again maybe it's because McCain's goofs are usually replacing Obama's goofs in the news. Oh well, more goofs and changes from both candidates are sure to come.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 02:16 AM
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Originally posted by evanmontegarde
www.huffingtonpost.com...

Seven points that the mass media either completely ignores or jokes about that, in any reasonable election, would have ended McCain's hopes of ever becoming president.

Well thats a subjective opinion. But the word "lie" denotes an objective truth. Lets see how many of these are in fact, lies?



1. McCain unambiguously called Social Security "an absolute disgrace."

That's an OPINION of His. Its also one which is arguable by many defintions. It is not however, a "lie".



2. McCain's top economic policy adviser calls Americans a bunch of "whiners" for being worried about the slumping economy.

Again a "lie" is not an opinion you dont agree with. Look the word up.



3. Iraqi leaders call for a timetable for U.S. withdrawal, McCain gets caught in a bizarre denial and flip flop.

Youll have to define "bizarre" as well as "fli-flop" to make your case. But at least you actually point to somehting that could, concievably, be a "lie"


4. McCain's economic plan to cut the deficit has no details and is simply not believable.

In what way is that a lie? Believable to whom?


5. McCain's deficit plan includes bringing the troops home represents a major Iraq flip-flop.

Huh?


6. McCain campaign misled about economists support.

In what way?


7. McCain makes a joke about killing Iranians.

Again, how is this a "lie"?


8. McCain denies, flatly, that he ever said that he is not an expert in economics.

Since when?


Each point is thoroughly researched and most of it comes straight from McCain's mouth.

Saying it, does not make it so and almost half your list couldnt be consider "lies" even if they were proved. Sloppy.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 03:12 AM
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Instead of quoting me, how about you read the article? Every question you asked in answered there. Thanks.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by evanmontegarde
Instead of quoting me, how about you read the article? Every question you asked in answered there. Thanks.


Including the ones on how a statement like "SS is disgraceful" isnt an opinion but a lie?

Never mind, I didnt realise you allowed other peoples articles to substitute for your own thinking.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 03:22 AM
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It's a fact that McCain would lose what's likely to be one of his strongest blocks - The senior citizens vote - if they knew he called SS an "absolute disgrace."

But the media chooses not to report on it.

You can have your opinions on the SS program, but you cannot deny that McCain would lose far more votes than he would gain if every voter knew about what he said.

He would go down in flames in Florida if the voting block there heard these comments.



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