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BREAKING: OBAMA CAMPAIGN ISSUES TALKING POINTS TO MEDIA AHEAD OF DEBATE [Drudge]
Drudge ^ | 10/15/08 | Drudge

Posted on 10/15/2008 8:27:27 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

BAMA CAMPAIGN ISSUES TALKING POINTS TO MEDIA AHEAD OF DEBATE Wed Oct 15 2008 11:15:03 ET

The Obama campaign issued a set of debate 'talking points' to media on Wednesday morning, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

Press Secretary Sean Smith issued the directive in an email from Pennsylvania, 12 hours before the debate.

The directive oddly mirrors much of the main press analysis and theme of the current campaign:

* This is John McCain's last chance to turn this race around and somehow convince the American people that his erratic response to this economic crisis doesn't disqualify him from being President.

* Just this weekend the weekend, John McCain vowed to "whip Obama's you-know-what" at the debate, and he's indicated that he'll be bringing up Bill Ayers to try to distract voters.

* So we know that Senator McCain will come ready to attack Barack Obama and bring his dishonorable campaign tactics to the debate stage.

Obama continues to lead on the economic crisis with a rescue plan for Main Street.

* Over the course of the campaign, Barack Obama has laid out a set of policies that will grow our middle class and strengthen our economy.

* But he knows we face an immediate economic emergency that requires urgent action - on top of the plans he's already laid out - to help workers and families and communities struggling right now.

* That's why Barack Obama is introducing a comprehensive four-part Rescue Plan for the Middle Class - to immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners.

* This is a plan that can and should be implemented immediately.

* Obama has shown steady leadership during this crisis and offered concrete solutions to move the country forward - and his Rescue Plan for the Middle Class builds on the plans to strengthen the economy and rebuild the middle class that he's laid out over the course of this campaign.

* Already in this campaign, he's unveiled plans to give 95 percent of workers and their families a tax cut, eliminate income taxes for seniors making under $50,000, bring down the cost of health care for families and businesses; and create millions of new jobs by investing in the renewable energy sources.

* John McCain has been erratic and unsteady since this crisis began - staggering from position to position and trying to change the subject away from the economy by launching false character attacks.

Developing...


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KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008debates; 2008electionbias; agitprop; collusion; democrats; dncmediacollusion; dnctalkingpoints; electionfraud; nobama08; oabama; obamedia; partisanmedia; pravdameanstruth; riggeddebate; riggedelection; seansmith; zobgyism
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1 posted on 10/15/2008 8:27:27 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

And the media Obots will dutifully comply.


2 posted on 10/15/2008 8:29:03 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Fox News seems to have gotten it early and is complying.


3 posted on 10/15/2008 8:29:49 AM PDT by edcoil
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Andrea Mitchel can take the rest of the afternoon off - her report for this evenings newscast is written.....


4 posted on 10/15/2008 8:30:43 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Be bold. Be brave. You're an American.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Talking points from a politician!!!! Whoever heard of such a thing!!!


5 posted on 10/15/2008 8:31:15 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
So the key word to listen for tonight from the Drive Bys is “erratic.”
6 posted on 10/15/2008 8:31:45 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Blogger

And I thought they were bad when they covered bubba’s behind. THIS IS JUST PLAIN DEMONIC! There is NO stopping them neither! God help us!...RELENT merciful Father, please Relent!


7 posted on 10/15/2008 8:31:54 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
The presumptuous arrogance of the Obama campaign is truly stunning.

That they've got so many people and media organizations willing to enable and encourage such behavior is a little bit scary, and a whole lot depressing.

8 posted on 10/15/2008 8:32:20 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I’m middle class and I don’t need to be rescued, thanks.

Can I opt out?


9 posted on 10/15/2008 8:32:26 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

This morning on DNCTV, Andrea Mitchell sounded as if she was reading this word for word.

Very telling.


10 posted on 10/15/2008 8:32:27 AM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Isn't this SPESHUL?!
11 posted on 10/15/2008 8:32:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: edcoil

Fox News has given twice as much air time to Obama as they have given McCain. Fox News is in the bag for Obama and the Socialists.


12 posted on 10/15/2008 8:32:49 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

For all we know, he probably has the questions too.


13 posted on 10/15/2008 8:32:58 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: TommyDale

With the exception of Hannity, I think so too.


14 posted on 10/15/2008 8:33:21 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Of course they issued “talking points” to the press. You have to do this so your most ardent supporters will coordinate the news coverage with the campaign. Press neutrality was way overrated anyhow — not that it ever really existed.
15 posted on 10/15/2008 8:33:22 AM PDT by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Sounds to me that Obama has already seen the questions. Nawwwwwwww....they would never to that.


16 posted on 10/15/2008 8:33:37 AM PDT by RC2
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To: TexasNative2000

Barack’s Economic Plan.....He’s never had a job folks.


17 posted on 10/15/2008 8:33:38 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I doubt many hold a lower opinion of Obama than I do, but I have to say that issuing talking points to the press in advance of a debate seems like a very reasonable thing for a campaign to do.

I only hope that McCain’s team has done the same thing.


18 posted on 10/15/2008 8:33:43 AM PDT by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: RoseofTexas

Continue to pray. This will all backfire on them. Just watch how God will fight this war. It will be unconventional.


19 posted on 10/15/2008 8:34:27 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: TexasNative2000

Has CBS finished their flash poll on the winner tonight yet?

BTW...All McCain has to do is be honest. I don’t see anywhere in these talking points where Socialism is mentioned.


20 posted on 10/15/2008 8:34:40 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

It’s to the point where this crap and favoritism is making me physically ill. The MSM and ignorant masses (including the dead and imaginary) have no idea what they are doing to this Country.
We have Sarah and now we need God’s divine intervention.


21 posted on 10/15/2008 8:34:50 AM PDT by mcshot (Bitterly Loving God, Family, and Guns more then ever. The Constitution Dammit.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

George Bush...George Bush...George Bush...95% will pay less taxes...George Bush...Out of Iraq...John McCain is like George Bush...George Bush...etc


22 posted on 10/15/2008 8:35:58 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Question to Obama and handlers:

Was Braack born in Kenya and why was an Hawaii birth certificate forged? His grandmother and the rest of the clan say he was definitely born in Kenya because they were there!

This matter MUST be cleared up!

We certainly wouldn't want the Obama voters made to feel stupid.

23 posted on 10/15/2008 8:36:01 AM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it! (Communist Gangbanger!))
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To: RoseofTexas

Relent: To become more lenient, compassionate, or forgiving.

Let us not ask for that, but ask for wisdom and courage be graced upon McCain to WIN this debate & election.


24 posted on 10/15/2008 8:36:07 AM PDT by EBH ( Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Oct. 1, 2008)
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To: TommyDale
Fox is way over the “Fair and balanced” dotted line. From Major Garrett to others who are campaigning live on Fox for The Messiah, I have pretty much turned them off completely.

Fox, what got into yah?

25 posted on 10/15/2008 8:36:13 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

WTF?!

They have declared 0 the winner yet?


26 posted on 10/15/2008 8:36:35 AM PDT by maggief
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To: jersey117
bet on it!! The mediaPUKES and their hordes of demons have stolen this election from us! I pray I'm wrong, but if they win, W will be the last Republican president we will EVER see again. Once we fall in the communistic hole there is no climbing out of it. Russia was a Christian nation at one point...look it at now! Pray that God will see us through this onto a VICTORY1
27 posted on 10/15/2008 8:36:39 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

* Over the course of the campaign, Barack Obama has laid out a set of policies that will grow our middle class and strengthen our economy.

Thats not what he told the plumber.


28 posted on 10/15/2008 8:36:43 AM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

yawwwwwnnnnnn....


29 posted on 10/15/2008 8:37:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

McCain and his campaign have just over two weeks to...WAKE THE EF UP!

Where is Bob Dole when you need him? s.


30 posted on 10/15/2008 8:37:55 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: gracesdad
Talking points from a politician!!!! Whoever heard of such a thing!!!

The point is that by having the talking points in advance, it becomes much easier to see when the old media is simply parroting the Obama campaign's BS, instead of doing anything that resembles journalism.

31 posted on 10/15/2008 8:37:57 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swiftboating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: mcshot
We have Sarah and now we need God’s divine intervention.

Already working on it.

32 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Poisoning the customers is bad for business." --Quark, *Star Trek: Deep Space Nine*)
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To: JimSEA
Shades of things to come....

“Good morning Comrades and here are your detailed orders from his most high, The Messiah, for today........Allah be praised.”

33 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:09 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: TexasNative2000

Well, they SHOULD have a day off. They’ve been working so hard to get him elected that they should have a little time to rest up before tonight. They need to look their best when they’re declaring Obama the “winner” of tonight’s debate. As far as they’re concerned, it doesn’t matter what McCain says. It’s a done deal.


34 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:20 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Can anyone guess the email on these talking points:

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:37:27 -0500
From: Sean Smith [s***mith@barackobama.com]
To: Sean Smith [s***mith@barackobama.com]


35 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:23 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: edcoil

FOX SUX!


36 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:28 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: jersey117

He probably WROTE the questions!!!


37 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:42 AM PDT by a real Sheila (McCain is Obama, lite!)
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To: IbJensen

http://christianforums.com/showthread.php?t=7297828


38 posted on 10/15/2008 8:38:43 AM PDT by VlPu
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; Just A Nobody; Fred Nerks; george76; RandallFlagg
They are NOT main stream media, they are

THE ENEMEDIA

.


39 posted on 10/15/2008 8:39:04 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (For Barack Hussein Obama TRUTH FILE see my homepage!)
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To: TexasNative2000; edcoil; Blogger; PajamaTruthMafia; gracesdad; The South Texan; RoseofTexas; ...
Just a note. Remember, please, debates are generally very overrated. So here's some good news to ponder before watching tonight's dullfest.

-The Mahoney story still has legs.
-Barletta is in very good position to defeat Dem Congressman Kanjorski in PA.
-McCain and the RNC have $160 million set aside for advertising over the last couple of weeks.

And my post from another thread on the PA race being within a couple of points:

-In 2004 Kerry won PA by two points while losing the national vote by 2.5 points. (-4.5; i.e., PA is 4.5 points more Dem than the nation)
-In 2000 Gore carried PA by 4 points while carrying the national vote by a half point. (-3.5)
-In 1996 the Impeached Rapist won PA by 9.2% while winning nationally by 8.5 points (-.7)

So if one safely assumes that PA is about 3 points more Dem than the nation as a whole (as measured by national polls), then a two-point Obama lead in PA spells major trouble for Obama nationally. Think this leaked internal poll is bogus? Then why are all four candidates spending so much time in PA? Why are they spending so much money in PA? We can argue about the particular percentage points, but a reasonable, objective person has to conclude that both campaigns view PA as up for grabs.

And since Ohio tends to be more Republican than PA, it's fair to say that Obama's not doing too well in OH. This is so far supported by somewhat tepid turnout and other word coming out of the Buckeye State.

If the Obamessiah loses OH, his path to the Presidency becomes very narrow. If he loses PA, his journey's over.

40 posted on 10/15/2008 8:39:30 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: RoseofTexas

Rush: These are the talking points that you always point out.

Nothing matters, folks. In The Bag.


41 posted on 10/15/2008 8:39:50 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Wilum

LOL! Ain’t that the truth! OsAMA’s KGB aka ACORN will see to it!!


42 posted on 10/15/2008 8:40:10 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
erratic and unsteady

Sounds like Obama when he used cocaine.

43 posted on 10/15/2008 8:40:19 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Why not? He has probably already been given the questions.


44 posted on 10/15/2008 8:41:05 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat. And so is Obama.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Barack Obama is introducing a comprehensive four-part Rescue Plan for the Middle Class

Rescue? LOL

45 posted on 10/15/2008 8:41:30 AM PDT by Mojave
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
..he's indicated that he'll be bringing up Bill Ayers to try to distract voters.

By that logic, Obama is using the economy to distract voters (from Ayers)

46 posted on 10/15/2008 8:41:55 AM PDT by maclay (NObama!)
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To: SandyInSeattle
I’m middle class and I don’t need to be rescued, thanks. Can I opt out?

If you continue to resist, you will be sent to camp.

47 posted on 10/15/2008 8:42:07 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: massgopguy
“Barack’s Economic Plan.....He’s never had a job folks.”

Will McCain clearly state this fact tonight during the debate? Do Not Hold Your Breath!

I wonder how far TV sales will spike after tonight's love fest?

48 posted on 10/15/2008 8:42:36 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Maceman

“issuing talking points to the press in advance of a debate seems like a very reasonable thing for a campaign to do.”

Seems to me that “talking points” indicate that the candidate knows what’s going to be asked beforehand and assumes the media will ignore the other candidates responses. How is that reasonable? Seems like the media should have to do their jobs by listening to the debate and evaluating each candidates reponses. Maybe I’m just naive.


49 posted on 10/15/2008 8:42:46 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: The South Texan
So the key word to listen for tonight from the Drive Bys is “erratic.”

Also, "Rescue Plan" for the middle class/Main Street.

50 posted on 10/15/2008 8:42:50 AM PDT by rivercat (Sarah Palin '12)
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