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Elspeth
08-23-2008, 10:59 AM
McCain's campaign has finally started some heavy hitting:



Texas billionaire Harold Simmons, a major backer of John McCain’s presidential campaign and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth four years ago, is the sole donor to an ad attacking Barack Obama over his relationship with William Ayers, founder of a militant group.

A campaign finance filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Simmons donated the entire $2.87 million being used by a newly formed group, American Issues Project, to air the commercials in Ohio and Michigan during the next week....

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/08/swift-boat-dono.html


And the predictable Obama response:


Bud White’s excellent piece on the Republican 527 ad now hitting the airwaves showing only part of Barack Obama’s relationship with unrepentant American terrorist, Bill Ayers, has the Obama campaign worried.....Second, the Obama campaign has sent this letter begging stations not to run this ad. (PDF at site; see excerpt below) Obama’s folks are in a snit that their Golden Child is being associated with terrorism. Well, too damn bad. It is true. Barack was in bed with Bill Ayers for at least 13 years.



See ad at:


http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/08/23/obama-tries-to-quash-ayers-ad/#more-4344




The letter itself is a PDF file of an image and text can't be cut and pasted. But the letter begins:


"A group called the American Issues Project has approached your station to buy time for an advertisement entitled "Know Enough?" The ad attempts to associate Barack Obama, a United States Senator and the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States, with terrorism and acts of terror.

This is, of course an appalling lie, a disgraceful smear of the lowest kind on the Senator's patriotism and committment to the rule of law."

The letter actually misrepresents the ad. The ad itself just points to Obama's longstanding friendship with Ayers, his characterization of Ayers as "respectable," and to the fact that Ayers and Obama served on a board together in Chicago. It does not say that Obama had anything to do with acts of terror. It does say that Obama is friends with an American terrorist.

Teetop
08-23-2008, 11:27 AM
The light being shown on the cockroach finally? :D

Elspeth
08-23-2008, 12:15 PM
The light being shown on the cockroach finally? :D

Your lips to God's ears.

OwlMBA
08-23-2008, 06:16 PM
This is my favorite line:


"Your station is committed to operating in the public's interest, an objective that cannot be satisfied by accepting for compensation material of such malicious falsity."

No they aren't!

They are businesses. For-profit businesses, at that. They can air whatever ad's they want. Since BO is a public official, there is no threat of Slander or lawsuits (public officials are typically not allowed to sue for slander). So, in other words, these stations can air whatever Ad they want, whether BO and his band of cronies like it or not.

Oh, and by the way, only an elitist like Obama would write a letter like this, with this grammar and word-choices. Whoever wrote this threatening letter clearly thinks they are hot stuff.

JB
08-23-2008, 06:31 PM
This is my favorite line: <snip>Owl, cool it with the rational shit. We're dealing with communists here for gods sake.

OwlMBA
08-23-2008, 06:57 PM
Owl, cool it with the rational shit. We're dealing with communists here for gods sake.

LOL

I agree, but you made one mistake. Communists believe in a strong military over all else and they arent very emotional. Obama is more of a Socialist/Pacifist with a loyal cadre of do-gooder, fans drowning in white guilt.

GrumpyOldLady
08-23-2008, 07:17 PM
OMG! The OP is so right! That Obama response absolutely LIES ABOUT THE AD.

Geeeeeze, why the hell can't the Obamatrons see the lies and 'same old poltiics'???????????

Elspeth
08-23-2008, 07:21 PM
OMG! The OP is so right! That Obama response absolutely LIES ABOUT THE AD.

Geeeeeze, why the hell can't the Obamatrons see the lies and 'same old poltiics'???????????

Hey, did I invent a talking point?:confused::eek:

GrumpyOldLady
08-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Elspeth ... I think you did. :)

Elspeth
08-23-2008, 07:28 PM
Elspeth ... I think you did. :)

Wow! :D

(I'm better at talking points than I am at bouncies. Then again, real things happen to me but no one gets converted and cops don't jump out of bushes.:rolleyes:)