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Obama: McCain, Palin ‘Lying’ About Maverick Claims
Foxnews.com ^ | 9 September 2008

Posted on 09/09/2008 3:55:27 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher

FLINT, Mich. — Barack Obama broadly accused his Republican rivals of dishonesty Monday, citing former lobbyists working for John McCain, Sarah Palin’s shifting stance on the “Bridge to Nowhere” and their promise to change Washington.

With national polls finding the Democratic presidential nominee trailing or in a dead heat with McCain, Obama began the campaign’s final eight-week push by criticizing McCain’s popular running mate as much as the Arizona senator himself.

He said Palin has an interesting biography — “Mother, governor, moose shooter. That’s cool,” he said — but the election should be about who can change people’s lives for the better. He said that won’t come from a Republican ticket that almost always supports the same positions as President Bush even though they say they will bring reform.

“I mean, you can’t just make stuff up,” Obama said of a new McCain ad that says Palin “stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.” “You can’t just recreate yourself. You can’t just reinvent yourself. The American people aren’t stupid.”

Obama wouldn’t go so far as to say McCain and Palin are lying, even when the audience tried to goad him into it, but he began showing an ad Monday that did.

“Politicians lying about their records?” an announcer asks over a shot of McCain and Palin boarding a plane. “You don’t call that maverick. You call it more of the same.”

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnmccain; liar; mccainpalin; obamabiden; osamaobama; palin; sarah; sarahpalin; supersarah; vp
Osama getting down and dirty?

Who is a desperate little 'Rat then?

1 posted on 09/09/2008 3:55:29 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
“Mother, governor, moose shooter. That’s cool.”

This is not what we call a profound statement.
2 posted on 09/09/2008 3:57:42 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Obama is lying about ‘change’ with all his recycling of Jimmy Carter’s policies.


3 posted on 09/09/2008 3:57:47 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

When has Barack Obama ever opposed his own party? That needs to be repeated over and over again until that is the only thing thought in the voting booth...


4 posted on 09/09/2008 3:58:23 AM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Sarah is the best. Drawing fire from the democrat sappers in the obama media while Mcain scoops up Independent voters. GREAT STRATEGY>>>


5 posted on 09/09/2008 3:58:32 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Aussie Dasher

Excellent.

Obama plays the angry black man card.

Let’s see how many votes that wins him.


6 posted on 09/09/2008 4:17:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: Aussie Dasher

““You can’t just recreate yourself. You can’t just reinvent yourself. The American people aren’t stupid.””

HA! HA!! - It works just FINE for you Commies, Barry! You and Hillary and... (name your favorite american socialist!)

YOU guys sure think the American people are stupid!


7 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:39 AM PDT by J40000
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To: Aussie Dasher

I am really disappointed that McCain seems to be going back to the “change” mantra. I thought he had left that silliness for Obama.

Let’s see the hands of everybody who thinks either one will really make a big change in Washington. OK, that’s one, two ... oh. sorry, you were just scratching your head?


8 posted on 09/09/2008 6:32:21 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Aussie Dasher
“Mother, governor, moose shooter. That’s cool,” he said — but the election should be about who can change people’s lives for the better.

Would it be okay with this bozo if we didn't change things much? I kinda like the United States of America the way it is.

ML/NJ

9 posted on 09/09/2008 6:36:48 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Obama plays the angry black man card.”

He does? Where?

IMO, the angry black man card would require he accuse McCain of doing or saying something solely because Obama is black.


10 posted on 09/09/2008 6:37:14 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Every time I think of Obama I think of a certain Andrew Dice Clay quote.


11 posted on 09/09/2008 6:37:58 AM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: gracesdad

You do understand that McCain is using Rove’s strategy here. That is to use your opponent’s greatest strength against him. In this case, he has virtually stolen Obama’s biggest claim right out from under him.


12 posted on 09/09/2008 6:39:56 AM PDT by ShandaLear (Barack Obama, he is the Kwisatz Haderach!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

thought this was funny so i'm posting it

13 posted on 09/09/2008 6:41:54 AM PDT by rvoitier ("I'll see you at the debate, bitches!" ~~ Paris Hilton, '08 Campaign)
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To: advance_copy

He is not very articulate.

I can hear him now, across the bargaining table, saying, “That’s cool.”

No one will know what the heck he is talking about.


14 posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:33 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant is dancing for the lady from Alaska)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Faithful Muslim Barack Obama falls right into the trap.

Attack the VP = Lower your stature

15 posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:54 AM PDT by montag813 (www.BoycottUsWeekly.com | Fight the Smears | Fight the Sexism)
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To: Aussie Dasher

16 posted on 09/09/2008 6:43:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: advance_copy

“Mother, governor, moose shooter. That’s cool.”

Yeah, she can do something besides talk about herself.


17 posted on 09/09/2008 6:44:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: We're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: bahblahbah

18 posted on 09/09/2008 6:45:39 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: Always Right
So much for being a different kind of politician. [chuckle]

My word, now that things aren't all roses Mr. Hussein Obama is really getting snippy.

19 posted on 09/09/2008 6:47:27 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Come on, BHO! Your buddies in the media have been calling McCain a maverick for years, as many who disagreed with him know. In Alaska, they’ve known that about Palin, too. YOU seem to be the guy who won’t fight against his party when it is wrong or corrupt.


20 posted on 09/09/2008 6:48:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Aussie Dasher
re: Obama: McCain, Palin ‘Lying’ About Maverick Claims

What is there about liberals and the lie or lying? It must be their most favorite word in the whole wide world! There are two or three others, like racist for instance, but there just must be something special about lying.

The seldom use it correctly. If someone tells you something and you tell someone else then it turns out the information you got was not correct then according to liberals you are lying.

21 posted on 09/09/2008 6:48:39 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Aussie Dasher

Thank you, Community Organizer Barry, for letting us all know that you can’t reinvent yourself.


22 posted on 09/09/2008 6:48:56 AM PDT by shy.invisible.grl
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To: popdonnelly

Time for this BUTTWIPE to come clean on his terrorist buddies. the COMMIES in his background and how he could sit in that church and listen to that hypocrite for 20 years and never heard a thing.


23 posted on 09/09/2008 6:49:15 AM PDT by snowman1 (SHAMNESTY.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

McCain by 10 has been my mantra. As Obama continues to act like an idiot, a 15 point win is in the cards. Yesterday McCain folks said California had turned purble. Well, if things keep going as they are, McCain acting all presidential and Obama acting like an idiot, I think California, NJ are going red. Hawaii, Conn, Washington, Oregon.


24 posted on 09/09/2008 6:52:34 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: All

Obama has a bicycle. Sarah has a BIKE.

25 posted on 09/09/2008 6:56:20 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: Aussie Dasher

First of all I don’t want some politician or a gaggle of bureaucrats deciding how to make my life better. It was Thoreau, I think, who wrote that if he knew a man was coming to his front door with no other intention than to do him good he would run screaming out the back door. I concur with this.

Second of all McCain has proven himself to be a “maverick” on more than one occasion. He has done this to the dismay of his own party and created such friction that party unity was a real issue up until the Palin pick. There are still lots of us who have reservations about the old man though I think most have come to realize that he is genuine and therefore, thorny though he is, he is trustworthy. We know where he is coming from and this is a sometimes cause for concern for a lot of us precisely because he really IS a “maverick”.

Contrast McCain with the ever-changing Barack Hussein Obama who was for the FISA bill before he was against it, for raising taxes before he decided he couldn’t, for taking public campaign funding before he decided he wouldn’t, is unable to determine when life begins because it’s not his job to make such a determination (not paid enough), said the surge would be a failure and wasn’t working before he decided it had succeeded “beyond my wildest dreams”, would never disavow Jeremiah Wright before he disavowed him, would stand above race before invoking race, etc., etc., etc.

Obama is the product of Chicago machine politics and has never, ever bucked the machine or his party at any time in any significant (or even noticeable) way. His policies and positions are down the line left wing dimrat party positions. He has never “reached across the aisle” on anything of any importance. His party loves him precisely because he has done nothing to rile the base or assert a contrary position of any importance on anything.


26 posted on 09/09/2008 6:56:34 AM PDT by scory
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To: Aussie Dasher

but the election should be about who can change people’s lives..

We know what CHANGE Obama would cause....because change would be all you would have, not dollars. He is getting desperate and frustrated and his numbers will keep going down. America wants a candidate that is optomistic. WE are smarter than he says we are and can define the differences...but keep it up Obama....the McCain/Palin side looks great and cheerful!!!


27 posted on 09/09/2008 6:57:16 AM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick!)
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To: IndianPrincessOK
but the election should be about who can change people’s lives for the better.

Which of course, she has done for the people of Alaska. The only thing Obambi has changed in his lifetime is his underwear.

28 posted on 09/09/2008 7:04:14 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: gracesdad
He does? Where?

IMO, the angry black man card would require he accuse McCain of doing or saying something solely because Obama is black.

The angry black is just that - Angry.

Angry about race. Angry about non race. Angry about everything. Because the angry black man has a chip on his shoulder the size of Wisconsin.

Unreasonable anger directed at everyone. Unreasonable anger like calling people LIARS when they simply say they are for change, and calling them SHAMELESS for it.

How does Obama know if McCain/Palin are not for change when one would have to see them govern first?

Especially when "change" could entail many different things. Obama has used the word "change" for well over a year now but exactly what change is he about?

Considering that, a normal person could have their doubts, but it is the classic angry black man that would call it shameless lies.

Thus I stand by my post - Obama plays the angry black man card. And I very much doubt that will win him many middle of the road votes and those are exactly the votes they are fighting for.

29 posted on 09/09/2008 7:13:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: Aussie Dasher

So exactly what is your real name Mr. Can’t reinvent yourself?


30 posted on 09/09/2008 7:14:28 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So I guess that when McCain loses his temper, he’s is playing the angry white man card? I don’t know that he’s lost it lately, but he certainly has a reputation for doing so.


31 posted on 09/09/2008 7:21:45 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad
There certainly angry white men, they are mostly called Democrats though.

You seem to be missing the whole angry thing in the angry black man discriptor.

The angry black man has a chip on his shoulder and is angry about everything. The angry black man does not sit around happy waiting to be angry. I hope that helps you now.

32 posted on 09/09/2008 7:32:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: Aussie Dasher
He said Palin has an interesting biography — “Mother, governor, moose shooter. That’s cool,” he said — but the election should be about who can change people’s lives for the better.
Yo Barry, do you know the ten scariest words in the English language? No? Well here they are homey...
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help you".
Dig it Bro.
Wooooord!
33 posted on 09/09/2008 7:50:41 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: jwparkerjr
What is there about liberals and the lie or lying? ... The seldom use it correctly.

Yes this drives me nuts. They seem to think a "lie" is when an opponent says or does something they don't like.

34 posted on 09/09/2008 8:17:59 AM PDT by jtal
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To: jwparkerjr

That’s part of the problem. They’ll tell you that something that’s true, accurate and verified is a lie because one of their liberal friends called it a lie.

You can quote them verbatim, show documented sources and give accurate information and they will ignore it, lie about it and tell you that you’re the one lying.

Want to have a fun afternoon? Go to the politics forum on Amazon and see the derangement of the left. They have to be at least somewhat polite because they will be banned otherwise, but they will tell you every single time, no matter how many times you show them to be completely wrong that you’re lying. It’s blatent and frankly, unbelievable that there could be that many stupid people in the world.


35 posted on 09/09/2008 12:00:29 PM PDT by spacewarp (Gun control is a tight cluster grouping in the chest and one in the forehead.)
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To: ShandaLear

“You do understand that McCain is using Rove’s strategy here. That is to use your opponent’s greatest strength against him. In this case, he has virtually stolen Obama’s biggest claim right out from under him.”

My mistake. I was hoping for a campaign based on issues rather than stealing an opponent’s greatest empty slogan. I guess I’m too idealistic.


36 posted on 09/10/2008 6:46:53 AM PDT by gracesdad
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