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Obama says McCain is running dishonest campaign
Associated Press ^ | 09/15/08 | Terence Hunt

Posted on 09/15/2008 3:11:36 AM PDT by jerry557

CHICAGO - In a presidential race turning increasingly negative, Democratic nominee Barack Obama drew on editorial comments from U.S. newspapers and magazines Monday to accuse John McCain of running a dishonest campaign with some of the "sleaziest ads" ever seen.

Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said McCain was "launching a low blow a day" and went on to say he stands "with George Bush firmly in the corner of the wealthy and well-connected."

Obama, flying to Colorado to begin a swing through contested Western states, leveled his charges in a new television commercial that aggressively pushes back against charges by McCain, the GOP presidential nominee. Obama has been under increasing pressure from Democrats to strike back harder at McCain, who has taken a slight lead in national polls. Some leading Republicans faulted both presidential campaigns Sunday for the increasingly negative tone of their advertising.

Former Bush political adviser Karl Rove said McCain and Obama had both shaded the truth in campaign advertising.

"McCain has gone, in some of his ads, similarly gone one step too far in sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100-percent truth test," Rove told "Fox News Sunday."

The Obama campaign has complained especially about an ad that declares Obama supports sex education for kindergartners. He supported legislation that would teach age-appropriate sex education to kindergartners, including information on rejecting advances by sexual predators.

"Both campaigns are making a mistake, and that is they are taking whatever their attacks are and going one step too far," Rove said. "They don't need to attack each other in this way."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008election; ads; blahblahblah; electionads; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; potcallskettleblack
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1 posted on 09/15/2008 3:11:37 AM PDT by jerry557
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To: jerry557

“Obama has been under increasing pressure from Democrats to strike back harder at McCain”

Take your Jedi weapon! Use it. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!


2 posted on 09/15/2008 3:14:32 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: jerry557

So now Rove is a reliable source?

Maybe AP thinks that conservatives still read their tripe.


3 posted on 09/15/2008 3:14:52 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: jerry557
If Hussein can't deal with negative ads from his opponent, then perhaps he should drop out of the race. How can someone who can't deal with a bit of friendly ribbing be expected to deal with the threats posed by our enemies?

What a pathetic, cowardly whining wimp.

4 posted on 09/15/2008 3:15:35 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: jerry557
Hey Obama. If you can't stand the heat stay out da kitchen!
5 posted on 09/15/2008 3:15:59 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: jerry557
Democratic nominee Barack Obama drew on editorial comments from U.S. newspapers and magazines

Drawn from a bottomless supply of ammunition.

6 posted on 09/15/2008 3:16:00 AM PDT by niteowl77 (The niteowl77s: parents who support those who support their soldier.)
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To: jerry557

Whining gets you nowhere in a campaign. Obama needs to wise up. People see the Palin interview and then hear 0bama saying McCain’s being unfair...come on, we have eyes.

One of Clinton’s advisors said people know when one candidate (Palin) is being subjected to more increased scrutiny than the others have been...it backfires.

Now with 0bama whining it just shows desperation. “Make him play fair, Mommy” isn’t a line that works for politicians.


7 posted on 09/15/2008 3:16:09 AM PDT by Dawn531
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To: jerry557

Keep grapping those straws Obama, they will help you stay afloat for a couple more days.AWB


8 posted on 09/15/2008 3:16:25 AM PDT by Americanwolfsbrother (I've forgotten what its like to watch the Packers without Brett Favre....)
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To: jerry557
Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said McCain was "launching a low blow a day" and went on to say he stands "with George Bush firmly in the corner of the wealthy and well-connected."

Yeah, just drive around Seacliff in San Francisco or Ross in Marin and see how many McCain signs you see in people's yards.

For those of you who don't know the Bay Area, those are patches of the *very* 'Wealthy and Well Connected'.

9 posted on 09/15/2008 3:18:44 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: jerry557
Bill Ayers needs to be brought up by McCain.

That will send the Obama camp into convulsions.

10 posted on 09/15/2008 3:18:56 AM PDT by JRochelle
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To: jerry557

I guess Obama’s new campaign strategy is to whine his way to 270 electoral votes.


11 posted on 09/15/2008 3:19:53 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sarah Palin--the man Biden and Obama wish they could be.)
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To: jerry557
Sen. Joe Biden, said McCain was "launching a low blow a day" and went on to say he stands "with George Bush

Stand up, Chuck!

12 posted on 09/15/2008 3:21:35 AM PDT by don-o (Avoid the rush. Donate to FR today. Do the RIGHT thing.)
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To: Dawn531
Now with 0bama whining it just shows desperation. “Make him play fair, Mommy” isn’t a line that works for politicians.

Exactly...always playing the victim is uninspiring and shows a total lack of one's ability to handle adversity and to lead.

13 posted on 09/15/2008 3:22:38 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: jerry557

14 posted on 09/15/2008 3:29:04 AM PDT by Bobalu (Obama cannot win without the kind of people that Palin appeals to.)
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To: jerry557

Hey Obama.......bring out your ANGRY WIFE to beat up John McCain!!


15 posted on 09/15/2008 3:29:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Darkwolf377
" I guess Obama’s new campaign strategy is to whine his way to 270 electoral votes. "

OBAMA/MSM/DEMS " it's my election party, and I can lie, cheat, whine, and cry if I want to "
16 posted on 09/15/2008 3:30:20 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: jerry557

When they are screaming this loud, they must be working.


17 posted on 09/15/2008 3:30:38 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: jerry557

Karl Rove successfully derailed John McCain in 2000, and it looks like he’s trying to do it again in 2008.
Way to go Karl.


18 posted on 09/15/2008 3:30:45 AM PDT by counterpunch (Country First)
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To: Riley
Don't forget all those "poor" Hollywood folks, and the impoverished George Soros and his foreign friends.

Biden is not just a running mate, he should be listed as "Chief Propagandist".

He reminds me of another "Little Joe" who worked so well with a little paperhanger that was very eloquent and promised "change".

19 posted on 09/15/2008 3:30:49 AM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: jerry557

Wait for it: When Obama starts hitting the race card heavy, fast and furious, you know he’s on the ropes. It hasn’t happened just yet. But it will.


20 posted on 09/15/2008 3:33:23 AM PDT by beagleone (McCain: He had me at "Hanoi.")
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To: Bobalu

ROFLOL!AWB


21 posted on 09/15/2008 3:33:37 AM PDT by Americanwolfsbrother (I've forgotten what its like to watch the Packers without Brett Favre....)
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To: Ann Archy

” Hey Obama.......bring out your ANGRY WIFE to beat up John McCain!! “ .... yeah Obama !!! we are being fair, showing good sportsmanship and we are giving you some good campaigning advise... what ? your not bringing out your wife to help counter the attacks ? why Obama ?


22 posted on 09/15/2008 3:34:52 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: jerry557

The unfortunate thing is there is something to this charge that the McCain ads are off-target.

I really wish they were more on-target.

I really wish they clearly targeted zerObama’s long record of voting either far-far-left on the issues or else voting simply “present”.

I really wish they clearly targeted zerObama’s long association with the anti-American terrorist Ayers.

Such ads would easily pass the 100% truth test.


23 posted on 09/15/2008 3:36:19 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: jerry557

“launching a low blow a day”
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Is this a Larry Sinclair reference?


24 posted on 09/15/2008 3:40:30 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: jerry557

Obama is a typical democratic idiot. Reactive to situations without any sense of strategy or goal in mind.

Going negative as well only activates the base and deactivates swing voters. And his base is smaller.

Moron.


25 posted on 09/15/2008 3:43:33 AM PDT by DiogenesLaertius (Lets Act like True Conservatives Here)
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To: jerry557
CHICAGO - In a presidential race turning increasingly negative, Democratic nominee Barack Obama drew on editorial comments from U.S. newspapers and magazines Monday to accuse John McCain of running a dishonest campaign with some of the "sleaziest ads" ever seen.

Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said McCain was "launching a low blow a day" and went on to say he stands "with George Bush firmly in the corner of the wealthy and well-connected."

Whenever I see a charge like this one made against the good guys, I first look to see if the leftists are talking about themselves. Almost all the time the Democrats are accusing the right about their own sins. How else would the leftists know so much about evil unless they were doing it themselves? With their warped and twisted views of the world, combined with moral equivalence, the Democrats equate a grave sin with a slight and pardonable sin, like the murder of the unborn with the killing of terrorists.

Is Rove jealous?

26 posted on 09/15/2008 3:45:21 AM PDT by olezip
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To: jerry557
The Obama campaign has complained especially about an ad that declares Obama supports sex education for kindergärtner's. He supported legislation that would teach age-appropriate sex education to kindergartners, including information on rejecting advances by sexual predators.

Let me see if I understand, Obama is trying to make the claim that teaching kindergarteners age appropriate sex education is not teaching kindergarteners sex ed?

Amazing

27 posted on 09/15/2008 3:46:01 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: jerry557

Pot Calls the kettle black.


28 posted on 09/15/2008 3:49:56 AM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: Bobalu

Good One... LOL


29 posted on 09/15/2008 3:51:35 AM PDT by just me (Looks like the MSM moonbats have been infected with rabies..)
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To: Fzob

He ain’t too smart!


30 posted on 09/15/2008 3:54:47 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: Fzob

Didnt he come right out and say teaching sex ed to kindergartners was “the right thing to do?”


31 posted on 09/15/2008 3:58:16 AM PDT by jerry557
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To: oblomov; jerry557; pnh102; Falcon4.0
Former Bush political adviser Karl Rove said McCain and Obama had both shaded the truth in campaign advertising.
The truth is that both McCain and Obama . . . indeed all Democrats, like to whine to Big Journalism about "negative campaigning" and such.

And the reality is that journalism has never been objective, so nobody should assume that there is an umpire who can be trusted to call balls and strikes in the game of politics.

And the fact that McCain-Feingold assumes that journalism is objective is one of the reasons I wanted a better Republican candidate than McCain . . .


32 posted on 09/15/2008 3:59:14 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: ari-freedom
Rove should have STFU in this case... How could he POSSIBLY say that some of McCain's ad is less than dishonest? WHat a dope... Even though he said the same thing about ZeroHussein, he should have known the media would use it in ads and take it out of context...

ZeroHussein's whole campaingn is based on lies

33 posted on 09/15/2008 4:01:20 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: bikerman

“Pot calls the kettle black.”

Absolutely!


34 posted on 09/15/2008 4:03:03 AM PDT by Canedawg (Sarah Palin Rocks. McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Canedawg

From the biggest liar in American Political history. If it wasn’t so sad and pathetic, it would be funny.


35 posted on 09/15/2008 4:06:54 AM PDT by curth (No More Smears - We're Fighting Back McCain/Palin '08)
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To: jerry557

The president of the United States needs to be thick skinned and have the ability to ignore what people say about him.
Obama apparetly is incapable of this.


36 posted on 09/15/2008 4:11:09 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: jerry557

And I suppose I’ll get in trouble for saying that this is the pot calling the kettle black?

All of a sudden, Karl Rove is seen as the sage of politics in the Lefties view? Gimme a break.

McCain/Palin ‘08

Keep the change.


37 posted on 09/15/2008 4:12:36 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: jerry557

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign - new ad today that suggests Sen. John McCain is running a dishonorable campaign.

“I will not take the low road to the highest office in this land,” the ad quotes McCain as saying, before listing numerous quotes from recent media reports about the Arizona Republican’s recent campaign tactics.

“Exposed as a lie,” one reads. “The truth be damned,” adds another.

“What happened to John McCain?” an announcer asks, according to an advance copy of the script.

Later the announcer adds: “It seems ‘deception’ is all he’s got left.”


38 posted on 09/15/2008 4:16:42 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: jerry557
Barack Obama drew on editorial comments from U.S. newspapers and magazines

And they'll be cheering him on full bore. Barack Obama and the liberal media. Will they be able to pull it off?

39 posted on 09/15/2008 4:19:32 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: JRochelle

That is coming, but not from the Mc Cain campaign, but a 527 Group.


40 posted on 09/15/2008 4:20:21 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: jerry557
The Obama campaign has complained especially about an ad that declares Obama supports sex education for kindergartners. He supported legislation that would teach age-appropriate sex education to kindergartners, including information on rejecting advances by sexual predators.

"Age-appropriate sex education" isn't sex education? Sheesh, we've got another Clinton here - remember, he argued that oral sex isn't sex.

AP = Always Pimping

41 posted on 09/15/2008 4:23:49 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace; All

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1185304443/bctid1786848892

new Obama ad today


42 posted on 09/15/2008 4:25:32 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: jerry557
If there is dishonesty in McCain's ads, then McCain must be using quotes from Hussein Obama.
43 posted on 09/15/2008 4:30:35 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: jerry557

The AP has lost all credibility and are giving talking points as objective news.


44 posted on 09/15/2008 4:33:44 AM PDT by John Robie
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To: jerry557
This jerk is really starting to get me po'ed. He says "Enough already" and the very next advertising day launches his bull$heet "E-mail" advertisement. It is a lie from front to back. The single shred of truth is that McCain does not do his own email, but someone does it for him.

Obama is desperate and this is right out of the community organizers handbook. Someone said earlier that Obama is the worst candidate in the last 20 years, likely to not kick Carter out of fist place as the worst. Well, I disagree. Obama is the worst candidate of the last 150 years if not the worst ever. Carter was a better candidate than this, just a miserable failure as President. Obama will easily take over that title if he wins.

45 posted on 09/15/2008 4:34:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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And sending surrogates out to the media to suggest McCain is about to drop dead of cancer is a nice way to run a campaign?

There is a God and I don’t think he is happy with O


46 posted on 09/15/2008 4:40:47 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: jerry557

Black Racist Oblack issues the Establishment press talking point. Telling the truth about a Rat is an attack. Lying about a Repub is hard hitting.

This will also help deflect the McCain can’t run a computer ad that Rush will obviously play today. Talk about sleazey stupidity, that one should disqualify him completely.

Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops


47 posted on 09/15/2008 4:44:40 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: samtheman

The big guns of the McCain campaign are loaded with the BHo/Ayers & Far Left/Partison Ammo already. Soon enough the Mccain final barrage will start.


48 posted on 09/15/2008 4:47:35 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NYC Republican

“Rove should have STFU in this case”

WTF is going on with Rebublicans? They continue their self hating self destructive actions. The last few times I’ve seen Scarborough’s show he has been auditioning to run the Obama campaign. Pounding the table and yelling about what Obama should do to beat McCain. Even describing in detail commercials he would be running. This morning was the worst as he was orgasmic about BO’s new hard line commercial slamming McCain. Now Rove is also giving BO ammo and advice. Note that you could NEVER get a RAT to give advice to the Repubs about how to beat BO. The RAT spokesman NEVER miss an opportunity to slam Repubs, they just keep on dutifully spewing talking points.


49 posted on 09/15/2008 4:51:12 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: iopscusa

I thought about that to. They’re keeping their powder dry. They won’t fire until they see the whites of their eyes!


50 posted on 09/15/2008 4:51:54 AM PDT by samtheman
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