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Sierra Club Again Targets McCain in Ohio

By Ed O'Keefe
Add the popular environmental rights group Sierra Club to a growing list of independent groups working in Ohio in support of Barack Obama and against John McCain. The new 60-second spot targets the Republican candidate for his opposition to the "clean energy industry."

"The economy's tanking and we're all worried about the future, about losing our homes, our hopes and our jobs," the ad's announcer says. "That's why we need a President we can trust to fix our economy. But John McCain has refused to support the clean energy industry -- a bright spot in our troubled economy that's projected to create millions of new jobs, and he's voted to make it easier for companies to outsource jobs."

The add continued: "Barack Obama will end tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas. He'll invest $150 billion in clean energy. He'll create 5 million new jobs -- making wind turbines, solar panels, energy efficient cars and buildings."

The ad will air in the Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown markets. The group aired a similar anti-McCain radio ad in Ohio in mid-June.

In response, RNC spokeswoman Amber Wilkerson avoided direct comment on the ad's claim, saying, "Instead of lying about John McCain's record, Barack Obama and his supporters should explain how they will pay for nearly a trillion dollars in new proposed government during an economic crisis." The McCain campaign and RNC have focused most of their advertising efforts this week on raising questions about the costs of Obama's various proposals.

The Sierra Club has also organized voter outreach efforts in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia this week with Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. The groups join a growing list of pro-Obama efforts in the Buckeye State, including the SEIU's new direct mail campaign and a progressive pro-Obama Christian group's radio ads, designed to increase support for the Democratic candidate among evangelical voters.

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I watched the news showing McCain’s interview on Fox being televised on CNN, FOX, and other networks. In the interview McCain said he wanted Obama to come out with the truth about Ayers so the public can decide. Why isn’t anyone calling out McCain on his hypocrisy on TROOPERGATE? He asks for public truth from Obama, yet he sends his lawyers to Alaska to cover up TROOPERGATE to avoid public scrutiny. Why doesn’t McCain let Palin testify about her TROOPERATE connection so the American Public can decide – the same standard he wants to apply to Obama. Do you smell hypocrisy?

I don’t want to hear this excuse that TROOPERGATE is politically motivated and that the AYERS connection isn’t. Palin was in office as a government official during TROOPERGATE while Obama was eight years old when Ayers did his despicable act. You tell me which has more validity in applying a standard of judgment -- a person governing when the act was being committed or a person who was eight years old when someone else committed the act?

If judgment is what McCain is questioning about Obama, shouldn’t the American pubic question McCain’s judgment for picking a VP that may be using her powers for personal reasons? Sounds like Bush/Chaney tactic to twist the law f to protect them elves and those they surround themselves with. After all, Palin's character could be a heart beat away from the Presidency if McCain is elected. The public deserves the truth by her testifying in front of an INDEPENDENT board, not one she picks.

Come on, what are you afraid of McCain, the truth? McCain keeps preaching about transparency in government, but I guess that only applies to others, not himself or those he surrounds himself with.

McCain seems to wear hypocrisy as well as one of his thousand dollar suits. His campaign and campaign tactics looks more and more like the same eight years of Bush scare tactics that middle class come to despise. BUSH SCARE TACTICS MAY OF WORKED FOR THE WAR, BUT IT WON'T WORK FOR THE ECONOMY. WE SWALLOWED THE BUSH SCARE TACTIC PILL BEFORE AND THE ONLY CURE FOR THIS CANCER IS TO PUT IN OFFICE SOMEONE THAT DOESN'T REFLECT BUSH POLICIES WHILE CAMPAIGNING -- WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO WHO BELIEVES THERE IS A BETTER WAY AND THAT SURE ISN'T THE MCCAIN’S HYPOCRISY POLICY THAT APPLIES TO EVERYONE ELSE, BUT HIMSELF AND THE CRONIES HE SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH.

Posted by: steveeyes | October 10, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

From "fact of the matter"
http://www.need4trth.blogspot.com

TONIGHT OUR COMPOSITION IS ON PRESS CREATED, THROUGH JOHN MCCAIN'S OWN SCATHING DISHONESTY, PRETENDED YET UNDESERVED HONOR AND HEROIC STATUS...FALSE CLAIMS OF BEING TORTURED INTO GIVING UP EVIDENCE THAT MAY HAVE CAUSED NATIONAL DAMAGE AS WELL AS TROOPS DEATHS (CONTRADICTED BY THE TESTIMONY OF PEOPLE WHO WORKED AT THE 'HANOI HILTON')....FALSELY CLAIMED, TROOP AND VETERAN SUPPORT.... NONE OF THESE CLAIMS SUPPORTED IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OR VOTING RECORD OF JOHN SYDNEY MCCAIN.... AND THE POINTING OF THE HYPOCRITICAL ACCUSATORY FINGER WHILE CHOKING ON THE SMOKE OF YOUR BURNING FACADE.

"And the Grand Facade, so soon shall burn..." Peter Gabrial

FLAGRANT:

shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error, notorious ;scandalous: a flagrant crime; a flagrant offender., Archaic. blazing, burning, or glowing.

HYPOCRISY:

a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess, a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude, an act or instance of hypocrisy.


THE FLAGRANT FINGER POINTING HYPOCRITE, SENATOR JOHN SYDNEY MCCAIN:

John McCain uses what he believes to be the ULTIMATE TRUMP CARD, an undeserved FALSE HERO STATUS and drunken decieved PRESS anointment of "THE MAVERICK". A Reputation that isn't disputed yet, isn't indisputable.

See the full story at "fact of the Matter".

Posted by: need4trth | October 9, 2008 4:20 AM | Report abuse

A few years ago, the SierraClub conducted a smear campaign against a group that wanted them to come out against massive immigration. Purely as a coincidence, someone had earlier given them $100 million, and told the SC's exec. director that if they ever came out against immigration they'd never get another dime. It was just a coincidence!

Details - from the Los Angeles Times - here:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/002126.html

You just can't trust the Sierra Club.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | October 9, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 8, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

John, why haven't you told George how to win this war in Iraq? You repeat over and over that you know how to win it, so why are you holding out on your secret?

OR, is it just rhetoric?

Vague statements, vague victory.

McCain*Palin - mediocrity at it's best!!

Posted by: streetscapesnyc | October 8, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm not (nor should anyone else) be surprised at McCain's opposition to efforts to preserve our (and our chlldren's) habitat. His servitude to the Lords of Greed is well-enough documented. Our obligation, now, is to make every voter we know aware of the danger of electing him. The neocons call us "tree huggers", and I wear the title proudly. Better, by far, is it to respect the blessings of nature than to worship at the altar of self-interest.

Posted by: hlandis2 | October 8, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the candidate who will go after bin Laudin.

McCain actually says he knows how, but wont tell us (or Bush).

Obama says he will go into Pakistan and kill bin Laudin.


Posted by: ottothewise | October 8, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Sierra Club!

Posted by: Grant_x | October 8, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Another group that has "fact checked John McCain's record " and going Obama!

Posted by: mavsreader | October 8, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

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