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  • Obama seeks to take down NRA ad

    09/25/2008 6:15:48 PM PDT · by Brytani · 70 replies · 1,952+ views
    Politico ^ | September 25, 2008 | Ben Smith's Blog
    September 25, 2008 Categories: Barack Obama Obama seeks to take down NRA ad The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association. "This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama's position on the Second Amendment," says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement." The ad, "Hunter," conflates Obama's anti-gun stances of the 1990s with his current, more pro-gun, stand, and...
  • Ho hum: Obama’s lawyer threatens TV stations that run NRA ad

    09/25/2008 3:42:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,742+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 25, 2008 | Allahpundit
    I’m surprised. Usually in cases like this, Obama has his cult followers inundate the offending station with irate, semi-coherent phone calls, like they did recently to try to knock hatemongering smear merchant David Freddoso off the air for the crime of committing journalism critical of The One. For whatever reason they’ve decided that won’t work here, so they’re opting for Plan B. Straight out of the Democratic handbook Harry Reid used to threaten ABC’s broadcast license for showing the “Path to 9/11,” here’s Obama lawyer Robert Bauer warning station managers not to air the NRA’s new anti-Obama “Hunter” ad if...
  • Disgusting: Slimy Howard Dean Group Attacks McCain's Health

    09/25/2008 5:11:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 317+ views
    JammieWearingFool ^ | September 25, 2008 | JammieWearingFool
    Very classy. Considering McCain's health has been pored over in agonizing detail and he's released 1100 pages of medical records, does this make Barack Obama's health fair game? Since Obama has released one page of his records, I'd say it does. Maybe we should have a look at whether his cocaine abuse and decades of smoking have taken a toll. The public has a right to know, doesn't it? Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about...
  • 527 Targets Obama Slurs Against Veterans in New Independent Ad

    09/24/2008 7:23:51 AM PDT · by CORG2008 · 5 replies · 198+ views
    A new television ad will begin airing in Colorado this week focusing on Sen. Barack Obama's recent slur against Sen. John McCain and disabled war veterans in a political advertisement. Citizens for Open and Responsive Government (CORG) will begin airing the ad, featuring Lt. Colonel Mike Fairhead of Rogers, AR a retired U.S. Army officer, this week. Fairhead is a disabled Vietnam War veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. The new CORG ad -- titled "Wounded Veterans" -- is a response to an ad that Obama ran last week mocking McCain for not using a computer. (Text of the CORG...
  • Defend our Heroes (Keep this ad running to help replace Jack Murtha)

    09/24/2008 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 184+ views
    http://russellbrigade.com/defend-our-heroes/ ^ | Sept 2008 | russellbrigade.com
    Defend Our Heros (William Russell for Congress) Please help fight Jack Murtha join the Russell Brigade and keep this ad running in PA! http://russellbrigade.com/defend-our-heroes/
  • NRA Begins Push To Tarnish Obama On Guns

    09/24/2008 5:54:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 152+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9-24-08 | Brian Montopoli
    The defining moment in the National Rifle Association's eight-figure advertising offensive against Barack Obama takes place about 15 seconds into a new spot featuring Karl Rusch, a white, middle aged Virginian clad in hunting gear. After claiming that Obama supports "a huge new tax on my guns and ammo," Rusch closes the door of his truck and turns directly to the camera. "Where is this guy from?" he asks. "He's probably never been hunting a day in his life." The spot, the Washington Post points out, is a "huge stretch" - the claim that Obama wants to institute a large...
  • NRA Begins Push To Tarnish Obama On Guns (The fight is on)

    09/24/2008 5:41:43 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 216+ views
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2008 | www.cbsnews.com
    But the point is clear: If you're a hunter, Barack Obama is not anything like you. And if he doesn't understand your concerns, he sure doesn't deserve your vote. Obama has been fighting the notion that he opposes gun rights, stressing on the stump that he backs Second Amendment protections. His campaign has released a radio ad featuring American Hunters and Shooters Association head Ray Schoenke telling hunters the Democratic nominee won't come for their guns. "The bottom line is this. If you’ve got a rifle, you’ve got a shotgun, you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking...
  • Obama Tries To Flush Rush

    09/24/2008 1:00:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 273+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | by Brent Bozell III
    For two decades, going back to the Willie Horton ads of 1999, we've heard liberals accuse Republicans of race-baiting. Throughout this campaign, there have been endless whispers, suggestions and outright accusations that GOP could/would play the race card because Obama is half-black. Now Barack Obama has found his bizarre version of Willie Horton, and it's . Rush Limbaugh. Obama sneakily tried to air a Spanish-language TV ad telling Latinos that Limbaugh thinks all Mexicans are stupid, Mexican immigrants should all shut up and go home, and that Limbaugh and John McCain are identical twins on immigration. None of it is...
  • McCain ad links Obama to corruption

    09/24/2008 12:59:55 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 169+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2008 | Christina Bellantoni and Stephen Dinan
    John McCain lashed out Monday at Barack Obama's political pedigree, tying his rival to notorious Chicago machine politics as the Republican struggled to reclaim the advantage that slipped to Mr. Obama as the Wall Street mess has unfolded. In a new ad, Mr. McCain accuses his Democratic opponent of running the same "corrupt Chicago political machine" as convicted felon and Obama patron Tony Rezko and the Daley family, which controls Chicago politics. Mr. McCain's campaign said they are raising the corruption issue because the press has failed to do so. "Senator Obama very directly has introduced the issue of associations...
  • Brockovich appears in ad for GOP Senate candidate

    09/24/2008 12:54:20 AM PDT · by jasonmyos · 1 replies · 128+ views
    VENTURA, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Erin Brockovich, a prominent figure in trial attorney circles, is appearing in ads for a conservative California Republican running for the state Senate. A new campaign ad for Tony Strickland features an endorsement from Brockovich, the outspoken legal clerk whose story was portrayed in a 2000 blockbuster film about how she helped plaintiffs' attorney Ed Masery get a $333 million judgment against Pacific Gas and Electric Company over groundwater contamination in a California desert town. "I am a consumer advocate and I'm a Democrat," Brockovich says in the ad. "But I'm also an independent thinker. And so...
  • Obama seeks to take down NRA ad

    09/25/2008 1:58:33 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 124 replies · 2,338+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept 25 | Ben Smith
    The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association."This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama's position on the Second Amendment," says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement." The ad, "Hunter," conflates Obama's anti-gun stances of the 1990s with his current, more pro-gun, stand, and was chided for inaccuracy in The Washington Post, an item to which Bauer's letter refers.NRA spokesman...
  • Biden gets emotional recalling gift from the Steelers

    09/25/2008 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 46 replies · 693+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 25, 2008 | Salena Zito
    Sen. Joe Biden hit Western Pennsylvania today -- Greensburg specifically -- with his first visit to the area since the Democratic National Convention. Before he began his morning speech, Biden had to compose himself while recalling a gift of two footballs (signed by former Steeler Rocky Bleier) given by late Steelers founder Art Rooney to Biden's two boys in 1972, when they were recuperating from a traffic accident that killed his wife and daughter. Biden recalled the story after he was introduced by Rooney's son, Dan.
  • New Ad Skewers Obama - Shows Palin is MORE QUALIFIED!

    09/25/2008 12:20:54 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 45 replies · 714+ views
    Our Country Deserves Better Committee ^ | 09/25/2008 | Joe Wierzbicki
    The Our Country Deserves Better committee today released the following web-ad highlighting the superior executive experience that the Republican vice presidential candidate,Sarah Palin, holds over the Democrat presidential candidate, Barack Obama. bngvbThe ad also exposes the fact that Obama's supposed strength, his communication skills, are not all that they are so hyped to be. CLICK HERE - TO WATCH THE NEW AD
  • Figure of Speech: Meet the voice behind some of the GOP's most effective advertising

    09/25/2008 11:47:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Radar ^ | September 24, 2008 | Dayo Olopade
    YOU HEAR THE VOICE FIRST Bob Jump's website lists him as the "secret voiceover talent" for the "Both Ways Barack" attack ad, paid for by 527 group Let Freedom Ring When Marvin Bush, the youngest son of George Herbert Walker and Barbara Bush, celebrated his 50th birthday in 2006, party planners commissioned a short "mockumentary" to entertain guests in the White House ballroom. Here was Marvin in college; there was Marvin in Texas! A prominent basso voice narrated each moment from the little Bush's life. Seated near the celebrant's mother was Rick Reed, who, when not making Bush home movies,...
  • Liberal PACs Ready Attack Ad on McCain’s Health (Howard Dean's brother's 527 alert)

    09/25/2008 10:58:44 AM PDT · by housedeep · 17 replies · 154+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sept | 25 | 08 | housedeep
    Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about Senator John McCain’s health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCain’s face immediately after his last operation for melanoma skin cancer eight years ago, the commercial ends with a screen headline that reads, “Why won’t John McCain release his medical records?” (Mr. McCain, 72, did invite a limited group of reporters to inspect more than 1,100 pages of his medical records in...
  • Liberal PACs Ready Attack Ad on McCain’s Health

    09/25/2008 9:57:19 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 27 replies · 475+ views
    New York Times "The Caucus" ^ | September 25, 2008 | Jim Rutenberg
    Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about Senator John McCain’s health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCain’s face immediately after his last operation for melanoma skin cancer eight years ago, the commercial ends with a screen headline that reads, “Why won’t John McCain release his medical records?” (Mr. McCain, 72, did invite a limited group of reporters to inspect more than 1,100 pages of his medical records in...
  • Chuck D (of Public Enemy) on why "Barack is so brilliant, I wonder if everyone else is stupid!"

    09/25/2008 11:05:00 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 25 replies · 192+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/24/08
    Chuck D (of "Public Enemy") on Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Black Politics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9tFyTBlyFc "Barack is so brilliant, I wonder if everyone else is stupid!" -- minute 1:22..... Then he goes off on President Bush..... also, he talks about the 1988 "Dukakis Regime" (?).... also says that Obama will roll up his sleeves and work very hard.... FIGHT THE POWER, BROTHA!
  • McCain, Obama in dead heat with 6 weeks to go, poll says

    09/25/2008 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 18 replies · 837+ views
    Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama remain locked in a close battle with less than six weeks remaining until Election Day, according to a national poll. Republican McCain leads his Democratic opponent by 45 to 43 percent -- a statistical dead heat -- according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll conducted for Hearst-Argyle television stations, including Tribune-Review news partner WTAE-TV.
  • Unnecessary Roughness

    09/25/2008 1:43:06 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 408+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/25/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Barack Obama’s Spanish-language television ad distorting the meaning of old comments by talk-radio superstar Rush Limbaugh is objectionable, but even this ad isn’t as horrifying as the media assault Limbaugh was subjected to five years ago this month. On September 28, 2003, Limbaugh—who had been hired by ESPN to provide a “fan’s perspective” for their Sunday NFL Countdown broadcast—discussed the Philadelphia Eagles’ anemic ’03 start with host Chris Berman and analysts Michael Irvin, Steve Young and Tom Jackson. The discussion quickly turned to Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb’s perceived role in the team’s woes, and the media’s coverage thereof. Limbaugh asserted...
  • VIDEO: New "Clean Coal" ad at JohnMcCain.com

    09/24/2008 5:51:45 PM PDT · by Silly · 7 replies · 521+ views
    JohnMcCain.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | Silly
    This is a great new ad calling attention to Obama's and Biden's conflicting views on clean coal in America. It's set to upbeat hillbilly music -- just perfect for the coal belt!