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Barack Obama Under Fire for Very Negative Radio Ads on McCain on Abortion
Life News ^ | 9/30/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/30/2008 4:07:00 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Barack Obama is coming under fire for a nasty, negative set of radio ads attacking presidential candidate John McCain. The radio ad barrage, which focuses on abortion and stem cell research, is so negative and so inaccurate that even some of Obama's own supporters are questioning it.

LifeNews.com has extensively profiled the radio ads Obama's campaign has aired over the last month in battleground states.

The ads begin as early as the Republican nomination in St. Paul at the beginning of August.

The first Obama ad went after McCain on abortion with claims that women’s lives and health will be at risk should Roe be overturned. The ad didn't mention that Obama supports unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.

In addition, a misleading stem cell research ad bashed McCain and falsely accused him of voting against it -- and it went so far that even mainstream media outlets called the Obama campaign on the carpet.

According to a Politico report Tuesday, which called the ads "scathing and inflammatory," the ads turned off even the most liberal voters of the Obama bastion of Boulder, Colorado.

Bret Saunders, who hosts the morning show at the adult rock station KBCO, told the web site he had to spend time answering questions from listeners who said they were irritated with the harshly negative Obama ads.

“There was a perception with some listeners that they're hearing a lot of Obama ads on KBCO because KBCO is in the tank for Obama,” he said. “I told them that we have a legal obligation to sell political advertising to whoever wants to buy it.”

McCain aide Michael Goldfarb told Politico that “there are a lot of really alarming things voters don’t know about Barack Obama, the least of which is that he’s running patently false radio and TV ads across the country.”

The McCain camp has responded with its own ads but admitted the Obama campaign is drastically outspending McCain's on the radio ads.

But Obama spokesman Bill Burton defended the ads from criticism.

“That sort of attack doesn’t mean much coming from one of the most negative and dishonest campaigns anyone can remember, but the assertion is ridiculous,” he claimed.

The pro-life movement has also gotten into the thick of the battle, but early ads have involved television campaigns in Ohio and New Mexico.

One ad features a late-term abortion survivor who takes Obama to task for his votes against a bill to care for survivors of such abortions when he was in the Illinois legislature.

The new group, BornAliveTruth.org is a joint effort between Gianna Jessen, who survived a saline abortion decades ago, and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek.

"I'm a survivor, as are many others...but if Barack Obama had his way, I wouldn't be here," Jessen says in the ad.

"Four times, Barack Obama voted to oppose a law to protect babies left to die after a failed abortion. Senator Obama, please support born alive infant protections. I'm living proof these babies have a right to live," Jessen adds.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bornalive; bornalivetruth; mccain; moralabsolutes; obama; obamatruthfile; prolife
The first Obama ad went after McCain on abortion with claims that women’s lives and health will be at risk should Roe be overturned. The ad didn't mention that Obama supports unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.

Since the advent of modern medicine (safer surgery, antibiotics, etc.) about 60 years ago, I am unaware of a SINGLE woman who died because she didn't have an abortion. What I am acutely aware of is the FACT that MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND female Americans will die in abortuaries THIS WEEK.

1 posted on 09/30/2008 4:07:00 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 09/30/2008 4:07:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 09/30/2008 4:08:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

The Truth Squads would like to remind you that...oh wait, these are messages from our leader.

Nevermind.


4 posted on 09/30/2008 4:11:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: wagglebee

John McCain should produce a ad attacking Obama on his stance on embryonic stem cell research.

However, John McCain and Obama have the same view on embryonic stem cell research.


5 posted on 09/30/2008 4:11:45 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: wagglebee

I think there is so much hate and self-centeredness in Barack Obama and his cronies/puppeteers that he’s incapable of any kind of honest, mature behavior.

He is without question, the most incompetent candidate in history.


6 posted on 09/30/2008 4:12:06 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (H)
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To: wagglebee

We had 4 years of Bush the first and it’s still legal. Then we had almost 8 years of Bush the second and it’s still legal. I don’t know why the pro abortion people even make it an issue. Almost twelve years of republican presidents, including twelve years with the republicans controlling congress, and it wasn’t overturned. What are they worried about?


7 posted on 09/30/2008 4:14:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: wagglebee
I read that 70% of Obama’s ads are negative on McCain. Only 30% of McCain's ads are negative against Obama. Obama has his ‘truth’ squads trying to intimidate Conservative groups running ads against him. Obama has no conscience.
8 posted on 09/30/2008 4:14:28 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: wagglebee
That sort of attack doesn’t mean much coming from one of the most negative and dishonest campaigns anyone can remember

Yeah, the most dishonest campaign from the Hussein side.

9 posted on 09/30/2008 4:14:28 PM PDT by itsthejourney (Sarah-cuda IS the right reason)
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To: wagglebee

I emailed my easy listening station about the ad. They replied that they are required to run it even if it’s false.


10 posted on 09/30/2008 4:16:30 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: trumandogz

Not true anymore. McCain is moving to the right on SCR.


11 posted on 09/30/2008 4:17:35 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: originalbuckeye

I read that 70% of Obama’s ads are negative on McCain. Only 30% of McCain’s ads are negative against Obama. Obama has his ‘truth’ squads trying to intimidate Conservative groups running ads against him. Obama has no conscience.

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I am stunned at Obama’s truth squads in Missouri! How can he get the law enforcement officials to “join” him and can’t Governor Blunt do something about that? Isn’t he in charge of law enforcement in his state?


12 posted on 09/30/2008 4:18:01 PM PDT by bethtopaz (Check out Obamafraud: http://wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/video/index.htm)
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To: itsthejourney

Bill Burton is creepy...and a liar.
You can tell when he is lying too...he gets this little smirk.


13 posted on 09/30/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: wagglebee
Here in Michigan, his ads are so over the top, Hussein is starting to look silly, imo.
14 posted on 09/30/2008 4:19:13 PM PDT by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die!)
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To: roses of sharon
obama is a liar, read this little gem I got at a Christian Radio station (WYLL Chicago)website:

http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/chicago-obama.pdf

Tells the Bill Ayers/Obama Communist story in nice detail.
15 posted on 09/30/2008 4:23:03 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: wagglebee
Based on the Obama ads, I am more inclined to vote for McCain.

Staunch pro-life ping.

16 posted on 09/30/2008 4:25:42 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: wagglebee

The numbers are truly amazing, aren’t they?


17 posted on 09/30/2008 4:27:47 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee; Antoninus

18 posted on 09/30/2008 4:28:32 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee
Something just flashed through my brain.
 
If Obama is hitting so hard on these ads, he must be acutely aware that we Americans view pro-life issues as the number one issue.
 
No life -------- then nothing else is possible.
 
Makes one stop and ponder, doesn't it?

19 posted on 09/30/2008 4:30:22 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee

“There was a perception with some listeners that they’re hearing a lot of Obama ads on KBCO because KBCO is in the tank for Obama,” he said. “I told them that we have a legal obligation to sell political advertising to whoever wants to buy it.”

KBCO listeners are upset? That is the hip station of the old-guard Boulder libs, who still pretend they are college age. I’m shocked that they would think that there are too many Obama ads.


20 posted on 09/30/2008 4:34:01 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: Salvation
If Obama is hitting so hard on these ads, he must be acutely aware that we Americans view pro-life issues as the number one issue.

I think his handlers are probably aware of it, but Obama is too arrogant and/or stupid to comprehend it.

21 posted on 09/30/2008 4:39:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Never have so many trusted so much in so little by way of accomplishments, character, and history.

I cannot believe this election is going forward without a majority of Americans knowing who Bill Ayers is and how Barak Obama launched his political career with a fund raiser at this communist terrorist’s house.

Isn’t this what 527’s are for?

“Keep a clean nose. Watch the plain clothes.”
“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srgi2DkDbPU


22 posted on 09/30/2008 4:39:18 PM PDT by allmendream (Sa-RAH! Sa-RAH! Sa-RAH! RAH RAH RAH! McCain/Palin2008)
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To: wagglebee
What I am acutely aware of is the FACT that MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND female Americans will die in abortuaries THIS WEEK.

I don't dispute your words, just wondering where you learned that 10,000 women will die from an abortion in one week. Can you verify that, as I would like to offer it as proof to my liberal, left-wing Obama supporters.

But, certainly just as important are the thousands of unborn babies will most certainly die as a result of the abortions! Can you provide figures on that also?

23 posted on 09/30/2008 4:41:23 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Norman Bates

LOL!


24 posted on 09/30/2008 4:44:47 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: wagglebee

Barawk is against women. Ever see any high level communist women leaders, I ask you.


25 posted on 09/30/2008 4:45:49 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Salvation
The numbers are truly amazing, aren’t they?

In the past century, ONE BILLION HUMAN BEINGS have been murdered in abortuaries worldwide. That is MORE than ALL of the wars, genocides, famines and murders in the history of the world COMBINED.

More Americans are murdered abortuaries EVERY DAY than were murdered on September 11, 2001.

More Americans will be killed in abortuaries THIS YEAR than have been killed in EVERY WAR America has fought in COMBINED.

26 posted on 09/30/2008 4:52:06 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
What I am acutely aware of is the FACT that MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND female Americans will die in abortuaries THIS WEEK.

Can you please provide a source for that?

Unless there is something special about THIS WEEK...at that rate of 10k per week comes out to 520,000 annually. But another site says something else:

Estimates of the annual number of deaths due to abortion complications range from 155,000 to 204,000 women worldwide.

http://www.holysmoke.org/fem/fem0230.htm

This site: http://www.infoforhealth.org/pr/l10/l10table.shtml#table_2

Says that world wide deaths due to unsafe abortion (I'm inferring they mean only the women) is 70,000.

Since these sites seem to benefit from exaggerating maternal mortality due to abortion, and their numbers are far lower than yours, I have to conclude that your info is inaccurate.

Just trying to have accurate facts put out since bad facts don't help anyone but the opposition.

27 posted on 09/30/2008 4:55:18 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: CitizenM
I don't dispute your words, just wondering where you learned that 10,000 women will die from an abortion in one week. Can you verify that, as I would like to offer it as proof to my liberal, left-wing Obama supporters.

I was speaking of the number of females who are aborted each week.

There are approximately 1.3 MILLION abortions in America each year:
Abortion in the United States: Statistics and Trends

This works out to just under 25,000 per week and statistically at least half of these are female (actually more due to sex selection: Congressional Bill Targeting Sex-Selection Abortions in US is Much Needed. So, my estimate of 10,000 is actually incorrect, the actual number is at least 12,000.

28 posted on 09/30/2008 5:03:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Eagle Eye

Here is my explanation with links:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2094371/posts?page=28#28


29 posted on 09/30/2008 5:04:29 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

wheres the media? Oh wait nevermind!


30 posted on 09/30/2008 5:04:29 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: Retired Chemist

Sounds like someone in Missouri needs to do a “citizen’s arrest” and book Barry on whatever phony baloney charges they have for political lying in that state.


31 posted on 09/30/2008 5:05:40 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Terry Mross
Almost twelve years of republican presidents, including twelve years with the republicans controlling congress, and it wasn’t overturned.

You forgot eight years of Reagan, for a total of TWENTY YEARS of allegedly pro-life Republican presidents. I don't disbelieve in their pro-life feelings, but they sure haven't gotten much done.

32 posted on 09/30/2008 5:16:51 PM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: wagglebee

I think it is misleading to call an aborted baby a woman.


33 posted on 09/30/2008 5:19:52 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: nina0113; Terry Mross

We need FIVE Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. When Reagan took office there were TWO (Rehnquist and Byron White). We now have FOUR and possibly Kennedy (if it’s the “right” case).

Reagan was pro-life and GWB is too, GHWB was marginal at best. But DON’T make the mistake of thinking that this is not winnable.


34 posted on 09/30/2008 5:23:23 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Eagle Eye
I think it is misleading to call an aborted baby a woman.

As do I, that's why I have specifically said FEMALE.

35 posted on 09/30/2008 5:25:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

You are correct, my bad, I misread.

Sorry!


36 posted on 09/30/2008 5:28:27 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: Eagle Eye

No big deal.


37 posted on 09/30/2008 5:32:08 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


38 posted on 10/01/2008 3:25:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: nina0113
You forgot eight years of Reagan, for a total of TWENTY YEARS of allegedly pro-life Republican presidents. I don't disbelieve in their pro-life feelings, but they sure haven't gotten much done.

If you were President how would you go about overturning Roe v. Wade faced with a liberal Supreme Court and so many gutless slimeballs in Congress???

39 posted on 10/01/2008 5:21:08 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (The FairTax -- the largest magnet for capital and jobs in history. John Snow)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I wouldn’t have HAD a liberal Supreme Court, because O’Connor and Souter wouldn’t have been on it. I’m not a single-issue voter, but that’s the first hurdle anyone’s got to get over with me, because it’s key to their whole worldview.


40 posted on 10/01/2008 5:29:22 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Eagle Eye

The 10k female Americans that die in abortuaries every week are the babies. The mothers that die as a result of abortions are not insignificant, but the point is that the babies are people too.


41 posted on 10/02/2008 3:21:35 PM PDT by j_hig
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To: wagglebee
Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

42 posted on 10/02/2008 3:22:25 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: wagglebee

Obama Doesn’t Want His Daughters Punished with a Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNzmly28Bmg

CNN on Obama’s Infant Born Alive Act Rejection

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

Jill Stanek on Obama and Born Alive Infant Protection Act (MUST SEE)

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

Obama Cover-up Revealed On Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Bill

http://www.nrlc.org/ObamaBAIPA/ObamaCoverup.html

Explosive Audio Found Obama arguing against BAIPA

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

Babies left to die!

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


43 posted on 10/02/2008 3:22:35 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

44 posted on 10/02/2008 3:22:57 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: wagglebee

Pro-Life bump


45 posted on 10/02/2008 3:40:36 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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