Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Obama's Smears

Wasn't Obama supposed to be above all this- the candidate of hope and change and a new kind of politics?

Yeah, right.

John McCain's campaign said Tuesday that rival Barack Obama's campaign was spreading "smears" about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's past political affiliations...

Obama advisers and surrogates have also linked Palin to conservative former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan.

The Miami Herald this week quoted an e-mail from Obama Florida spokesman Mark Bubriski that stated: "Palin was a supporter of Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer."

The Obama campaign sure doesn't let a little thing like the truth get in the way of smearing their opponent. Not that we should be surprised. After all, they're the same people who attacked a journalist conducting a legitimate line of enquiry into Obama's past-

In the next few hours, we have a crucial opportunity to fight one of the most cynical and offensive smears ever launched against Barack.

Tonight, WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears.

Kurtz was actually investigating the working relationship between Obama and terrorist William Ayers, a man Obama himself told the public was just a guy who lived in his neighbourhood. In actual fact, Obama lied about their relationship- Ayers' hosted the event at which Alice Palmer announced she was stepping down from her State Senate seat and then introduced Barack Obama as her successor.

It's interesting to note that on Obama's own Fight the Smears website, he's still misrepresenting their relationship to voters-

it [a TV ad] claims that Ayers somehow “launched” Barack Obama’s career -- an assertion so outlandish that not even Simmons’ fellow discredited Swift Boater Jerome Corsi included it in his smear book.

Technically Ayers himself may not have launched Obama's political career but that's obviously trying to lie to the public at large: Ayers held the event used to launch Obama's career among Chicago's liberal set-

In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

“I can remember being one of a small group of people who came to Bill Ayers’ house to learn that Alice Palmer was stepping down from the senate and running for Congress,” said Dr. Quentin Young, a prominent Chicago physician and advocate for single-payer health care, of the informal gathering at the home of Ayers and his wife, Dohrn. “[Palmer] identified [Obama] as her successor.”

Obama won't come clean about his undeniable link to a terrorist who feels that he didn't bomb America enough and who still won't say that he would never bomb again. Instead he thinks he can talk around the specifics. And why not? The media's patently not interested in harming their candidate of choice.

But he note that he does feel comfortable enough to lie to his own supporters about the true facts of the case.

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