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NRA attack ads (Obama VA campaign whining, time to use their own tools against them)
http://my.barackobama.com ^ | Sept 26, 2008 | my.barackobama.com

Posted on 09/26/2008 12:44:33 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Obama for America Fred --

Take ActionThe NRA is currently attacking Barack Obama with TV ads that are so deceptive they are not fit for broadcast.

The ads purposefully misrepresent Barack's position on illegal guns to scare and mislead voters -- the non-partisan Factcheck.org concluded that claims in the ads are simply "false."

TV stations airing them have the legal authority to prevent the broadcast of false and misleading advertising, and they will respond if their viewers apply enough pressure.

You're receiving this message because these ads are running on TV stations in your community.

Send an email to TV advertising representatives in your local media market and demand they take down the NRA's false attack ads.

Barack Obama has consistently maintained that he believes the Constitution creates an individual right to bear arms, and he greatly respects the rights of hunters and sportsmen.

But that hasn't stopped the NRA from attacking, and there are too many worried voters who might be swayed by watching these lies.

Obama for America's lead attorney just sent the stations running these ads a legal memorandum establishing the ads as false, misleading, and deceptive and requesting they immediately cease airing.

But the stations will feel the pressure much more strongly if they start receiving emails from their viewers like you.

Once the lies in these ads get established in people's minds, it will be very hard to reach them with the truth about Barack's position. That's why we need to act now to push back.

With our easy-to-use letter writing tool, it's simple to write and send an email to your local TV ad rep. Check it out now and stand up for the truth:

http://my.barackobama.com/falseNRAads

Keep fighting the good fight,

Obama Action Wire

 

Donate


 


The Obama Action Wire is a grassroots rapid response group for supporters to fight smears, spread the truth, push back on misleading media, and take positive action.

 


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; electionads; gunvote; mccainpalin; nra; obama; obamabiden; va2008; whining
You can use this link to Obama's site to send your own letter. I sent the following to the executives I hope you do the same.

Subject Thank you for supporting freedom of speech Message Dear Sir or Madam,

I want to thank you for supporting freedom of speech and letting the NRA get out the word about Obama's horrible record on the second Amendment.I know you may receive lots of letters generated by a campaign to shut off the debate and with that I hope you do not give in. This is America not the soviet union. The brown shirts should be regulated to the past even though they are called "truth squads" today. The only truth they are interested in is hiding their records. What they say today is not what they did in the past when they voted. Politicians should be judged on their record not on only what they wish to lay claim to when running for President.

Sincerely Mael

1 posted on 09/26/2008 12:44:33 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Here is one of the TV ads that has them so upset.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUuuh98PM4M

The Donate button points to the NRA site. If you are not a member isn’t it about time?


2 posted on 09/26/2008 12:45:11 AM 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

Biden is pretty clear where he stands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkavwuWE5eQ


3 posted on 09/26/2008 1:10:20 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Maelstorm

I tried to submit my letter but the page froze and then crashed my browser.

Perhaps they have figured out what we were doing.


4 posted on 09/26/2008 1:14:56 AM PDT by Salamander (Stop the destruction of America! McCain/Palin 08!)
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To: Salamander

Maybe it worked fine for me twice. :-) Do you have firefox?
Course it might be too many are doing it. lol


5 posted on 09/26/2008 1:18:41 AM 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
Just the other day, one of Obama's supporters claimed that the fact that Sarah Palin owns a gun and hunts moose shows that she doesn't care what happens to blacks and Jews.

If Obama wants to show his support for sportsmen and gun owners, he could start by publicly denouncing that guy.
6 posted on 09/26/2008 1:21:22 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Don't call us, Barry. We'll call you.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Anyone who cares should know where Obama stands on Gun Control. Liberals always whine when they get called out. It is their shock that anyone would date tell anyone else how they have voted or what their true feelings are is what makes me want to punch them in the face. They are posers, pretenders, evil worms and in a better world they wouldn’t be running for elections they’d be in prison.


7 posted on 09/26/2008 1:25:36 AM 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

http://www.youtube.com/TheMouthPeace


8 posted on 09/26/2008 1:32:55 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: joyce11111

Thanks Joyce. I shared the link with all my plaxo contacts. I have a lot of them.


9 posted on 09/26/2008 1:49:24 AM 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

I used their own system to send the following message: Dear Sir or Madam,

The Obama campaigns attempt to squelch the free speech rights of the NRA is more alarming than Obama’s anti-gun positions.

Please ignore this campaign to intimidate you and others into refusing to air the NRA spots. Stand up to these brownshirts of the Democratic party.

Thank you,


10 posted on 09/26/2008 1:56:15 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (No relation to John McCain)
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To: Lucas McCain

Thank you! Sounds great!


11 posted on 09/26/2008 2:08:30 AM 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

It is good of the Obama campaign to make it so easy for me to send my email in support of free speech to every broadcaster they targeted in Colorado. The site also makes it easy to donate $ to Obama but somehow my comuter ceased working when I reached that page. Heh.


12 posted on 09/26/2008 2:08:31 AM PDT by scory
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To: Lucas McCain

Lucus you related to the rocker?


13 posted on 09/26/2008 2:09:26 AM 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: joyce11111

Very well done video. Needs to go viral.


14 posted on 09/26/2008 2:47:21 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: Maelstorm
0bama's famous speech on bitterness

I believe the portion of the speech itself is powerful enough as an ad without any additional message from any voice-over.

15 posted on 09/26/2008 2:47:43 AM PDT by paudio (Nobody cried 'racism' when Swann, Blackwell, and Steele lost to white guys in 2006)
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To: Maelstorm
B. Hussein Obama is a murderer.


16 posted on 09/26/2008 2:53:46 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: Maelstorm
B. Hussein Obama is a murderer.


17 posted on 09/26/2008 2:55:33 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: All

In my Virginia town there is an Obama ‘office’ on Main Street and someone has parked a car in front of it with a LARGE McCain/Palin sign in the rear window and a LARGER sign (Basically) saying “I AM A GUN OWNER AND I VOTE” and other various McCain/Palin signs/stickers on car. Been there couple of days....As of yesterday evening NO windows on car have been broken....


18 posted on 09/26/2008 2:55:43 AM PDT by xrmusn ( True gun control is hitting what you aim at.)
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To: All

In my Virginia town there is an Obama ‘office’ on Main Street and someone has parked a car in front of it with a LARGE McCain/Palin sign in the rear window and a LARGER sign (Basically) saying “I AM A GUN OWNER AND I VOTE” and other various McCain/Palin signs/stickers on car. Been there couple of days....As of yesterday evening NO windows on car have been broken....


19 posted on 09/26/2008 2:57:11 AM PDT by xrmusn ( True gun control is hitting what you aim at.)
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To: Maelstorm

Attack ad redefined from telling the truth....pure communism!


20 posted on 09/26/2008 3:01:22 AM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: All

Sorry for the double post...
Notice another double post here...When I hit post an error message came on saying msg couldn’t be posted.
When I hit post the 2nd time it went through but had posted twice up here.....


21 posted on 09/26/2008 3:02:08 AM PDT by xrmusn ( True gun control is hitting what you aim at.)
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To: Maelstorm

“the non-partisan Factcheck.org “

funded by the annenberg foundation, funders of the ayers-obami chicago reeducation school project.


22 posted on 09/26/2008 3:06:35 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: Maelstorm

Thanks for the info . I couldn’t say it any better so I used your letter .
This crap is extortion.


23 posted on 09/26/2008 3:18:34 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Maelstorm
John Lott on the subject: Analysis: Fact-Checkers Fall Short in Criticizing NRA's Anti-Obama Ads
24 posted on 09/26/2008 3:19:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, SorosÂ… use a RED crayon.)
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To: Maelstorm

Hey Obama campaign- why don’t you refute the lies??? Oh yeah, that’s right, the NRA is telling the truth. That always makes liberals go crazy.


25 posted on 09/26/2008 3:24:06 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for that link. Obama’s just another gun banner.


26 posted on 09/26/2008 4:16:00 AM PDT by gotribe (The right pick!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
one of Obama's supporters claimed that the fact that Sarah Palin owns a gun and hunts moose shows that she doesn't care what happens to blacks and Jews.

Not just a supporter, but the esteemed congressman and impeached judge from Floriduh, Alcee Hastings.

27 posted on 09/26/2008 4:20:20 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Maelstorm
Thank you for posting this. I love this idea! This is my letter to all of the executives.

Subject: Thank you for supporting freedom of speech!

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for airing the truthful ads that have been produced by the National Rifle Association.

Everything that the NRA has stated in these ads has been backed up with proof. The NRA does not lie or misrepresent facts. The fact is that Obama has been trying to hide his record when it comes to gun rights.

I hope you'll ignore the baseless attacks that the Obama camp has been directing your way.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
(name omitted to protect the smart aleck)
Life Member NRA (and loving every minute of it!)

Barack wants me to send a letter, and I am more than happy to oblige.

And now for a message from General George Patton:
"Obama you magnificent bastard, I READ YOUR ACTION WIRE!!!!"

28 posted on 09/26/2008 5:18:41 AM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life Member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Maelstorm

Here is my submission created by subtly rewording their form letter:

“Dear Sir or Madam,

Will you please continue to air the accurate and important ad currently running against Barack Obama in our area?

This ad from the NRA finally exposes Barack’s position on constitutionally protected and legal guns, because the fact is Barack has repeatedly undermined and denied the individual right to bear arms created by the Second Amendment. This ad is designed to inform and enlighten voters, and it is more than fit to be broadcast.

There is lots of room on American television for these kinds of FACTS that far surpass the most basic standards of political discourse. I hope you will exercise your legal authority to prevent the attack by the Obama campaign against this constitutionally protected broadcast advertising.

Please know that I am sending more money to the NRA right now, so that they can continue to pay for these ads.

Respectfully, Dana K”

And yes my fellow nitpicking Freepers, I do know that the right to bear arms pre-existed the 2nd amendment and that the 2nd merely confirmed it. Minor slip on my part. Gimme a break, it’s early.


29 posted on 09/26/2008 5:47:04 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: ExpatGator

P.S. I am the NRA.

Life Member, gunshop owner, gunsmith.


30 posted on 09/26/2008 5:48:24 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: dbehsman

Did everyone see this? I believe it was posted yesterday:
http://www.isra.org/


31 posted on 09/26/2008 5:50:51 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: gotribe

You’re welcome. I think someone posted the link as an article [sorry I don’t have time to check now .... and search function doesn’t seem to be working anyway] ;(


32 posted on 09/26/2008 6:10:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, SorosÂ… use a RED crayon.)
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To: Maelstorm
1. I posted a letter of my own, using their site.
2. Then got sent to a ZerO-bama donation site
3. And reported it as a phishing site, using IE.

None of this means anythig, but I FEEL better.

33 posted on 09/26/2008 6:13:09 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Maelstorm

Thanks...it worked finally.


I want to wholeheartedly thank you for supporting freedom of speech and letting the NRA get out the word about Obama’s horrible record on the second Amendment.

You are performing a great service to Americans everywhere by protecting freedom of speech and the citizen’s right to bear arms.

His record regarding the restrictions and outright banning of guns is a matter of record, true and accurate.

Stay strong, stay true to your principles and reject the Obama campaign’s attempts to extort and blackmail your station into silence.

Let them know in no uncertain terms that you will NOT be muzzled or bullied.

America thanks you!


34 posted on 09/26/2008 8:22:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Stop the destruction of America! McCain/Palin 08!)
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