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McCain's Ad Cites Articles That Rip Him Worse Than Obama

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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McCain's Ad Cites Articles That Rip Him Worse Than Obama


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John McCain's attack ad released Tuesday evening is perhaps the most outlandish yet this election cycle -- not simply because the spot claims that Obama lacks any substantive record on education policy (he actually can claim several achievements on that front), and not because McCain charges that Obama's lone feat is "comprehensive sex education" for kindergartners (a hysterical description of efforts aimed at protecting children from predators).

What sets this ad apart is that every article save one that the McCain camp cites as being critical of Obama's education policies either has far more derogatory things to say about McCain himself or goes on to praise the Illinois Democrat.

In the spot, the McCain campaign references a June 2008 Washington Post editorial that called Obama "elusive" on school accountability. That same editorial, however, stated that McCain "has not been forthcoming with any detailed plan." Moreover, when the Post editorial board revisited the subject of education last month, it found that "Obama has given the issue more attention" than McCain, whose plan was "both late in coming and still a work in progress."

Moreover, the specific "elusive" claim is in reference to a David Brooks op-ed in the New York Times that was noted by the Post. But in that piece, Brooks was far more critical of McCain. "Obama endorses many good ideas and is more specific than the McCain campaign, which hasn't even reported for duty on education," the Times columnist wrote.

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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It is things like this is why It behooves any serious voter to totally ignore campaign ads and go out and be a citizen and read up on it yourself.

Lies and damned lies... no matter who is saying it.

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:17 AM
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Sadly I think this illustrates why the Republicans will probably win this election. (barring any huge blunder or scandal in their camp.)

They are simply better at playing the political game.
The reason for this is that they have realized long ago that it is nothing but that, a game. And they are playing it smart, dirty & ruthless.
It has nothing to do with issues or the competence of the candidates.
Its about the lowest common denominator, & more that anything its about making the other guy look bad.

Of course this ad is a complete fabrication like all the others and it will most likely be exposed as such in the mainstream media. But it doesn't matter.
All of these ads will serve to demonize the person. To make people fear him, even if they know that the ads are not true.

The genius of this ad is that the lie is so much simpler than explaining why it is not true, making it easier to remember for all of the people who are not following the election that closely.

The democrats are caught in the past and are still trying to base their campaigns, at least partially, on facts. This leaves them at a huge disadvantage.

It's sad, and to me this is a perversion of the very concept of democracy.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 12:56 PM
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Sadly I think this illustrates why the Republicans will probably win this election. (barring any huge blunder or scandal in their camp.)

They are simply better at playing the political game.
The reason for this is that they have realized long ago that it is nothing but that, a game. And they are playing it smart, dirty & ruthless.
It has nothing to do with issues or the competence of the candidates.
Its about the lowest common denominator, & more that anything its about making the other guy look bad.

Of course this ad is a complete fabrication like all the others and it will most likely be exposed as such in the mainstream media. But it doesn't matter.
All of these ads will serve to demonize the person. To make people fear him, even if they know that the ads are not true.

The genius of this ad is that the lie is so much simpler than explaining why it is not true, making it easier to remember for all of the people who are not following the election that closely.

The democrats are caught in the past and are still trying to base their campaigns, at least partially, on facts. This leaves them at a huge disadvantage.

It's sad, and to me this is a perversion of the very concept of democracy.



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