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Obama 'swooping in': McCain adviser (buying up time McCain released)
http://www.swamppolitics.com ^ | September 25, 2008 | by Jill Zuckman

Posted on 09/25/2008 9:52:32 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Steve Schmidt told the pool tonight that Sen. Obama is acting "in a political predatory fashion" by "swooping in" and buying up advertising time that Sen. McCain has released in order to focus on the economic crisis. He said McCain is working the phones tonight, trying to round up the votes to get the legislation passed and talked extensively about the perils that face the nation if a deal is not reached.

He also said that McCain is still hoping to be at the debate and looking forward to debating Obama. "He's been excited and looking forward to these debates. He had actually hoped this would be the 11th debate of the campaign, not the first. He's very disappointed in Sen. Obama about that because this could have been the 11th debate. Sen. Obama said he would debate anywhere, anyplace, anytime. He refused to do that," Schmidt said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; ads; electionads; electionpresident; mccain; mccainpalin; mccainpalinobama; obama; obamabiden
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Obama is cheating. This is just wrong.
1 posted on 09/25/2008 9:52:33 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

I saw one of the McCain cancer ads tonight running in VA by a 527. It is highly ineffective.


2 posted on 09/25/2008 9:53:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Maelstorm

Good. Spend money like crazy, Obama!


3 posted on 09/25/2008 9:54:55 PM PDT by llevrok (Feral Conservative)
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To: Maelstorm

The ‘RATS’ false messiah is nothing but a Chicago street thug.


4 posted on 09/25/2008 9:54:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barack Hussein Osama is a liar.)
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To: Maelstorm

OBAMA=ACORN


5 posted on 09/25/2008 9:56:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Maelstorm

McCain is acting like a leader, and Obama is acting like a thug. The debate should be fun.


6 posted on 09/25/2008 9:57:48 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Maelstorm

Does Obamanure believe that he will take over the presidency the day after the election? He was quoted yesterday saying:

“With respect to the debate it’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who is, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess,’’ Obama said. “I think it is going to be part of the president’s job to be able to deal with more than one thing at once.’”

By my calender, the pres-elect will have to wait another 10 weeks past that 40 days before he will be “responsible for dealing with this mess...”


7 posted on 09/25/2008 9:58:51 PM PDT by Wasichu
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To: Maelstorm

0bama may be low, but he’s not cheating on this.
McCain unilaterally gave up the time slots.
It was stupid because running ads doesn’t interfere with getting work done in Washington.


8 posted on 09/25/2008 10:00:17 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: Maelstorm

That means he’s spending twice as much money at a time when nobody cares what he has to say.


9 posted on 09/25/2008 10:00:21 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (McCain Leads. Obama Phones It In.)
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To: Maelstorm

People will see Obama for what he really is, a cheap Chicago politician who likes to play at politics while not having any real substance.

This buying of time will cost Obama a lot.


10 posted on 09/25/2008 10:02:38 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Vegetables are not food, vegetables are what food eats.)
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To: Maelstorm

All the ads in the world cannot change reality Obama.


11 posted on 09/25/2008 10:03:42 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: counterpunch
It was stupid because running ads doesn’t interfere with getting work done in Washington.

It was brilliant because everyone has their attention glued to what is going on in Washington right now. Why waste money on ads when Obama and the rest of the democrats can show his true colors live on national TV.

The new ads, when they come out, may have a totally different focus based upon these events and McCain has conserved his $$$ to play them.

12 posted on 09/25/2008 10:06:03 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (There's a landslide coming.....)
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To: Wasichu

“With respect to the debate it’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who is, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess,’’

Like FDR talked to the people in 1929 on the teevee? Oh Barack, the people already know you are grandstanding, while McCain is trying to save the nation


13 posted on 09/25/2008 10:06:18 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: Maelstorm

That as is a disgrace. But what makes it even worse is that this appeared on Obama’s official campaign website at the same time the ad was released:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/tag/hyperlipidemia

Obama is scum.


14 posted on 09/25/2008 10:06:47 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: Maelstorm
"Obama is cheating. This is just wrong."

No, this is just redundant.
15 posted on 09/25/2008 10:06:58 PM PDT by shibumi (...vampire outlaw of the milky way...)
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To: counterpunch

You need to learn to play the game. Politics is just as much about perception. If things were reversed the networks would be screaming even refusing to run ads for McCain.


16 posted on 09/25/2008 10:07:29 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Maelstorm

The political equivalent of looting after a hurricane. I expect no more from this man.


17 posted on 09/25/2008 10:09:52 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Maelstorm

rope-a-dope


18 posted on 09/25/2008 10:10:23 PM PDT by Calif4Bush (California is ours .... A proud Moosehead....)
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To: Maelstorm

I don’t think that this is actually “cheating”


19 posted on 09/25/2008 10:11:17 PM PDT by Tempest (No more bailouts. No More Fear Mongers.)
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To: donnab

Obama is telling the electorate that we are really voting for Gov Palin?


20 posted on 09/25/2008 10:11:33 PM PDT by Peelod (“Whatever Sarah tells you, heed her voice” Genesis 21:12)
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To: Wasichu

By my calender, the pres-elect will have to wait another 10 weeks past that 40 days before he will be ?responsible for dealing with this mess...?


Obama thinks the Media will annoint him on November 5th and not have to wait until January 20th to be President.

Actually, if some in the media had their way, we shouldn’t even have to wait for an election!


21 posted on 09/25/2008 10:12:49 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Tempest

No it isn’t. Just low-class.


22 posted on 09/25/2008 10:13:17 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Peelod

Obama is showing his true colors...scum.


23 posted on 09/25/2008 10:13:41 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: counterpunch

It does save his campaign money to run adds latter. Also the spotlight is on him now and he isn’t having to pay anything for that.


24 posted on 09/25/2008 10:17:23 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Tempest

I don’t think it is cheating either on Obama’s part.


25 posted on 09/25/2008 10:18:23 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: JEH_Boston

I agree. Let Obama have the spots now. It just calls more attention to the fact that Obama is wasting time playing politics while McCain is taking care of business.


26 posted on 09/25/2008 10:18:40 PM PDT by beagleone
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To: Maelstorm
Oh come on--Obama's "swooping in" would be praised as "maerick" if McCain did it.

While I am fully behind McCain going to DC, I think he is in danger of overplaying his hand. He should go to the debate tomorrow and basically say "They may not need YOU, Senator, but I felt like I had to do my job." And he should bring up the economy as much as possible and watch Obama stutter "That's not what I studied for!"

27 posted on 09/25/2008 10:22:20 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Fearing an Obama planet :()
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To: donnab

this is disgusting and obama accuses the mccain campaign of running the sleaziest campaign


28 posted on 09/25/2008 10:24:07 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Maelstorm

http://www.youtube.com/TheMouthPeace


29 posted on 09/25/2008 10:28:46 PM PDT by joyce11111
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To: Maelstorm
Obama has no scruples at all.

Seems to be a Democrat trait.

30 posted on 09/25/2008 10:31:24 PM PDT by Allegra
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To: joyce11111

The name of the game is to win....McCain gave up that advertising time...Obama took it to get his message out there. The DEMS bash and blame repubs for everything, the repubs say nothing. The Chicago Thug just might be our next President...doesn’t matter HOW he got the job.


31 posted on 09/25/2008 10:31:26 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Maelstorm

“Obama is cheating. This is just wrong.”

no s**t, sherlock - as he has since the beginning. why change now? and Shame on the MSM (as usual). never, never in my many years of voting have I EVER seen a candidate more protected and less vetted than this one. frightening for this country.


32 posted on 09/25/2008 10:35:47 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: machogirl

Classic lawyer technique: accuse your adversary of doing the exact thing you are doing.


33 posted on 09/25/2008 10:35:53 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

lawyers, that’s another positive for mccain, he’s not a lawyer


34 posted on 09/25/2008 10:37:51 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Maelstorm

Classless. But should we expect more from B. Hussien Obama?

Besides, no one is listening to ads now. They are watching what ios going on. Millions of undecided voters opposed to a bailout saw John McCain step up and lead during an economic crisis while B. Hussien Obama sat on the sideline and supported a bailout.

There goes Obama’s strong hand. Now he has no ace in the hole.


35 posted on 09/25/2008 10:42:47 PM PDT by GeeMoney (Hey Obama, it's God BLESS America!)
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To: donnab

Oh what a piece of shit Obama is. Until he came along, I never hated anyone. I really hate him.


36 posted on 09/25/2008 10:46:25 PM PDT by GeeMoney (Hey Obama, it's God BLESS America!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“OBAMA=ACORN”.

Yes - a scary, radical, fraudulent, anti-American organization that BHO lawyered for and championed in his (in)famous “community activist” days. AND, I heard Newt give a great explanation tonight on H&C about the problem points of the Paulson Bill vs. an alternative one that the vast majority of Americans would be in favor of. I didn’t realize till tonight that, in the currently proposed paulson bill, 20% of the monies, rather than go toward debt retirement, would go to ACORN - for “housing programs”.

Well, that alone was enough for me. Does the public know about ACORN and BHO? No. Does the public know about this vast sum of $$ to go to ACORN in this current bill on the table? No.

Another example of the sinister BHO network. Yet the “public” will turn out in droves to vote.


37 posted on 09/25/2008 10:53:13 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Maelstorm

Where in VA? Apparently it’s running on NBC stations, which I don’t watch, so I’d have missed it anyway.

Earlier O’Reilly had Megyn Kelly on, talking about the FEC rules, no coordination between the 527’s and campaigns. BOR focused on its being produced by Hpward Dean’s brother.

I wonder, tho, about the connection between the two doctors and Dr. Dean or Mrs. Dr. Dean. Both Howard Dean and his wife are M.D.s. They would have networks of doctors they’ve worked with over the years and I can’t help but think that it was Dr. Howard Dean who came up with the 2 who are in the ad (whose licenses should be taken). That would have to constitute some level of ‘coordination’ between the 527, the national party, and the campaign.


38 posted on 09/25/2008 10:54:43 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: counterpunch

“It was stupid because running ads doesn’t interfere with getting work done in Washington.”

It was about being true to his word on “suspending his campaign” until resolution on the bailout gridlock. Not running ads has to be included in that. Otherwise, “They’d” jump right on him for being hypocritical (like BHO is - oh, but HE never gets called on it).


39 posted on 09/25/2008 11:00:11 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: llandres; backhoe
I remember ACORN getting busted with voter fraud in NM in 1992.

Ever since then, whenever I hear about voter fraud, I look into the story and ACORN is involved.

Communist organization being funded by the tax payer. It is sick.

Also, remember the federal prosecutors that were fired by Pres. Bush that caused such a scandal? They were directed to look into and prosecute voter fraud and did not.

ACORN and Obama and Dodd have their fingers in all of this.

40 posted on 09/25/2008 11:02:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: joyce11111
nice video
thanks
41 posted on 09/25/2008 11:15:21 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Peelod

“Obama is telling the electorate that we are really voting for Gov Palin?”

So? She’s a FAR better choice than either BHO or Biden. Again, good judgment, good values, street smarts go MUCH further in a leader than pedigree, ivy league degrees or “experience” (in Biden’s case, not BHO, obviously).

How much of the last three did Harry Truman have when he was suddenly thrust into the presidency? Yet how well history has remembered him, despite the dislike and low approval ratings he had at the time.

Integrity goes a LONG way, as well as really good judgment to choose the right people to advise and fast-track brief the president (both McCain and Palin are also VERY intelligent as well).


42 posted on 09/25/2008 11:16:32 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: joyce11111

Good video! Thank you for the link.

Tatt


43 posted on 09/25/2008 11:19:20 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Darkwolf377

“He should go to the debate tomorrow and basically say “They may not need YOU, Senator, but I felt like I had to do my job.” And he should bring up the economy as much as possible and watch Obama stutter “That’s not what I studied for!”

That may very well be what will happen. Everyone (especially the Left) always underestimates McCain. But he’s very smart. BHO’s been “prepping” and rehearsing for this debate for three days now. McCain doesn’t, not his style (and why he loves town halls - just spontaneous and real). You’re right, this current situation can be gold for JSM in the debate - he JUST needs to be mentally prepared, stay calm and collected, ‘cause BHO and his camp have one goal - to make him lose his temper and get rattled.


44 posted on 09/25/2008 11:28:05 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: EDINVA

They showed this ad on O’Reilly tonight - despicable, and I’ll guarantee you, it’ll backfire big-time with the public. MSNBC (natch) aired it, while even CNN turned it down!!! Now, you know it’s really bad when CNN declines.

Anyone else hear today that GE (Jeffrey Immelt) which owns NBC and MSNBC, is going down the tubes and nearing bankruptcy?? LOL


45 posted on 09/25/2008 11:35:50 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Maelstorm

No Hussein. Yes McCain.

Obama still plays politics, does nothing to help the crisis. McCain working, putting his country first.

As much as I disliked McCain during the primaries, he has at times given me great reason to respect him more during the general election period.

Country First.


46 posted on 09/26/2008 2:19:00 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: pallis
He said McCain is working the phones tonight, trying to round up the votes...

Yeah, McCain IS trying to round up votes. Votes for POTUS. McCain is a politician. He had nothing to add at the "kum-bay-a" conference he suggested other than his name and another photo-op. The whole delayed debate is nothing more than a political "look-at-me" opportunity seized upon by McCain's advisers. Obama was gaining in the polls steadily until this crisis and McCain's campaign needed some kind of "look-at-me" opportunity. He, himself, has absolutely nothing to contribute to this situation. He doesn't understand this situation from any perspective - liberal or conservative.

He is not going to lose any of HIS houses but I bet his wife is furious, hehehehehe! Her poor individual (and separate) IRS return next year will reflect a few million in losses rather than several million in earned income as it did this past year. He'll still show the same $175K. Ah, but what's a few million here and there anyway?

47 posted on 09/26/2008 3:12:03 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: donnab

Awsome video, just sent link to my entire mail list


48 posted on 09/26/2008 4:06:25 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town
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To: JEH_Boston
The new ads, when they come out, may have a totally different focus based upon these events

Unfortunately, the Obama ads in the Philly area are very good (meaning, "will be effective in swaying independents") and directly relevant to recent events.

49 posted on 09/26/2008 4:49:48 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Maelstorm

To be precise, Onada is taking advantage of the country’s economic situation for personnel gain. I’m sure McCain can take advantage of that when he debates the empty suit. Onada is jumping the shark here, IMO.


50 posted on 09/26/2008 5:00:15 AM PDT by dools007
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