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Democrats Target McCain

Democrats have started attacking presumptive GOP nominee John McCain on several fronts this week. The most recent example is a new web video by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that lumps McCain together with President George W. Bush, and vulnerable GOP senators, criticizing their continued support for the war in Iraq.

"Swear" uses news clips of McCain, Bush, and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Sununu (R-N.H.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) discussing long-term support for military operations. All of the senators except McCain face tough reelection contests this fall.

"For a new beginning, enough of Bush. Enough status quo Republicans in the Senate. Enough," the announcer says as the message ends.

"John McCain may be fine with continuing Bush's failed policies for the next 100 years, and Senate Republicans may agree with him, but most Americans couldn't disagree more," DSCC spokesman Matthew Miller said. "They want real change, not Senators who echo the Bush status quo in their quotes and their votes." Miller's comments are similar to comments made last week by Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean.

The DNC is also attacking McCain online. The national party has launched an online fundraising drive in an effort to stop what it calls "a third Bush term," and is publishing a regular series of "McCain Myth Busters" on its Web site.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  February 20, 2008; 11:34 AM ET Congress , John McCain , YouTube
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Now that he has the Teamsters' endorsement, Obooma can say "Truck you!" to Magoo as well as Hillary.

Posted by: filoporquequilo | February 20, 2008 4:46 PM

Well, I am a democrat who is going to vote for McCain. The main stream media did Hillary in. I was disgusted by the partiality towards Obama. Till Cindy Mccain teased Michelle Obama, the main stream media ignored her faux paux. Shame on the media and the democrats for they way they are treating Hillary...

Posted by: vs_sv | February 20, 2008 9:20 PM

A is for Arkansas, where Bill Clinton got his political start, where Hillary Rodham Clinton worked at Rose Law Firm, and where Whitewater began as a land deal between the Clintons and Jim and Susan McDougal.

B is for Billing-gate, Hillary Clinton's missing law-billing records. Those records -- which raised questions about Mrs. Clinton's role in the Castle Grande deal -- were subpoenaed in 1994. They were missing until early 1996, when they turned up in a White House room next to her office. She says she doesn't know how they got there.
C is for Cattlegate, Hillary Clinton's mysterious ability to turn a $1,000 investment into a $100,000 profit on cattle futures, a feat experts say was virtually impossible in normal trading.

C is also for Castle Grande, a real-estate scheme that federal regulators say was a sham. A federal inspector general's report found Hillary Clinton drew up the legal papers that were used to improperly funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to Seth Ward, father-in-law of her ex-law partner Webster Hubbell.

D is for Billy Dale, the career head of the White House Travel Office, who was fired along with six other career staffers, to make way for Clinton cronies in Travelgate. The White House then brought in the FBI to justify the firing, and Dale was hit with criminal charges that wrecked his life for two years. A jury cleared him in just two hours.

E is for Mike Espy, the former agriculture secretary who was forced out over charges that he got gifts and favors from Arkansas-based Tyson foods, whose owners were longtime Clinton backers. A special counsel has brought several indictments, though not against Espy.

Posted by: MsRita | February 20, 2008 10:02 PM

this is just expected in any presidential election, its just going to get worse from here.

p.s. i'm a rebublician.

Posted by: KRAZZI KC | February 20, 2008 10:38 PM

To the guy who is a democrat voting for Mc Cain. Hey bud, you aint alone , trust me. The entire democratic base is voting for Mc Cain. Clinton supporters will NEVER vote for Obama. He is an empty suit who never gets called on anything. UNTIL A REPUBLICAN SHOWED UP that is. LOL.

Posted by: tom1966 | February 20, 2008 11:57 PM

Clinton Goes Nuclear in Final Ad -- And Plays for Sympathy" in a ABC Post
Sad to say Hillary, is trying anything and,everything she can to gain sympathy.I will say if there were a phone call ..and she was on the phone I would know it was because she had been elected. That in its self is dangerous!!!!!!!!!!!!! That the US of A was being attacked. What a shame it would be if we had to be afraid of that too.........Hillary save face now sweetie...It's not all just about Medical insurance. Yes, that's a very important part of it but, there are larger concerns at this time, our Nation faces. It takes an even tempered, a strong person to represent the US as President. These antics just do not work. The threat of a Nuclear bomb, is not the way to show us to vote for you..Now your really not putting any thought into what your doing, these ads are in bad taste.Its time for a rest dear....

Posted by: Barrack_007 | February 29, 2008 2:05 PM

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