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Before Character Attacks, a Policy War on the TV

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail:

New ads released over the weekend by Barack Obama continued a focus on health care, while John McCain's criticized Obama's record on taxes in perhaps the last gasp of the policy-related ad war that has dominated the airwaves in recent weeks.

The McCain campaign has signaled an intention to focus its ads going forward on raising questions about Obama's character.

The Obama camp now has a suite of ads related to health care in rotation. "Coin" starts airing Monday in battleground states and compares Obama's plan to McCain's:

"Barack Obama would require insurance companies to cover routine treatments, like vaccines and mammograms," the ad says. "John McCain would deregulate the insurance giants, letting them bypass patient protections in your state. Obama would force insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. McCain would let them continue to do as they please. Isn't your health care too important to be left to chance?"

Another Obama ad on health care calls McCain's plans "a multitrillion dollar tax hike. The largest middle-class tax increase in history."

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By Ed O'Keefe |  October 6, 2008; 4:38 PM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama , John McCain
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Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin 2008.

Posted by: Julie | October 6, 2008 5:18 PM

Remember,
you MUST take one of the candidates who forced you to pay for the Wall Street bailout.
Understand?

"The two parties should be
almost identical, so that
the American people can
'throw the rascals out'
at any election without
leading to any profound or
extensive shifts in policy."
-Carol Quigley

Posted by: plunge protection team joke | October 6, 2008 5:39 PM

McCain couldn't control himself enough to stick to the issues. Unfortunately he is stepping into quicksand by questioning Obama's character now. McCain's own character is an open book and it's a tale sprinkled with generous portions of damning evidence; to wit: cheating on his first wife for the political and financial advantage it promised, not to mention allowing him to not have to deal with her disability. Character you can rely on is evidenced by being there when times are hard.

And then there's the Keating 5. Not relevant? Puh-leez. What could be more relevant than how McCain was entangled in the S&L bailout?

Barack's got him outwitted, outsmarted, and outspent, and yes, outshines him in fundamental character. May the best man win.

Posted by: Dee | October 6, 2008 5:45 PM

Did anyone else see Jon Voight Go Crazy attacking Obama on The Fox Channel last night, here is the video http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: Anonymous | October 6, 2008 6:30 PM

This man is pathetic! He would sell the USA as he did the secrets of the Navy while a prisoner. Because of him many men lost their lives and he has the audacity to call himself a HERO? A hero is someone who SAVES LIVES. McCain must be reminded that there are over 800 POW's who served more time then him. His family connections saved him from the S&L scandal. His POW Hero myth is a coverup by his father's political friends! McCain has turn American Politics into a self proclaimed war of lies and deception. He opened up his own Pandora's Box for attacking an innocent man. Men who live in rich wives glass houses should never throw stones! This man is not mentally, phyiscally or intellectually fit to be President of the United States. His only tactic is to tap into racists people and stir them up... but he failed to realized America is not all racist! I want my country back from these political thugs! Shame on people like McCain and Bush for ripping the foundations our forefathers built with DIGNITY!

Obama's counter defense came at the right time. The more McCain tries to bring up his false ridiculous charges the more Obama is willing to claim guilty by association directly a McCain strategy! McCain lost the election today. I can't wait for tomorrow where I know will see a fighting Obama ready with a strong strategy against McCain's tactics. I believe it's McCain who does not know the difference between a tactic and a strategy!

Posted by: Jane | October 6, 2008 6:51 PM

OBAMA BIDEN 08...!!!

Posted by: NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | October 6, 2008 8:55 PM

McCaint is a spineless coward....

Watch his response on the :14 sec mark...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVFWahLTdUo

...Why didnt McCaint talk about his running "nurse" peeeuuu Palin?

Neo-cons...please answer why his "pig" with lipstick was not mentioned......
Could it be because of 1200 dollar rape kits that victims pay in Alaska
Could it be because of the Alaskan Independence Party?
Could it be because of the Alaskan Independence Party sympathized with Timothy McVeigh.
Could it be because of AIP Founder Joe Vogel: “The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government", “and I won't be buried under their damn flag." (Joe Vogel is buried in Canada.)
Could it be because of Vogels' rantings of ....“I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." Joe Vogel – Founder.
Could it be because of Dexter Clark, vice chairman of the A.I.P.: refers to the American soldiers in Alaska as "occupying troops."
Could it be because of Michael Hill, a representative of A.I.P., stated on Glen Beck’s program that the goal of the A.I.P. is to dissolve the United States and the Constitution.
Could it be because of a rally in Ft. Myers Monday, a crowd member screamed, "Kill Him" as Sarah laughed and cheered with the crowd.
Could it be because of a fake skinheaded sherriff waddles to the podium after peeeuuu and calls out Barack Hussein Obama to the crowd to further boos and chants of kill him...on Monday
Could it be because of a McCain rally, he asked, "Who is Barack Obama?" and a crowd member yelled out "Terrorist" as McCain held that silly smirk on his addled face.
Could it be because of the reprehensible type of political campaigning is typical of the desperation the Republican Party finds itself in, as their numbers in the polls fall like the stock market...and now even further...

Could it be because of the Alaskan Drug Enforcement report under Palin proved uneffective...

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/states/alaska.html

...Or could it be that McCaint forgot who she was...

....Or just that negative campaigning and negative pathetic ad's have a negative effect...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHW-RO1_WN0

Thanks But No Thanks..............

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 8, 2008 4:18 PM

http://www.need4trth.blogspot.com

CHECK THIS OUT....

IF THEY CONTINUE THIS, PURSUE LITIGATION.....

McCain and Palin are not protected under Executive priveledge.

There is enough evidence before the American Populace and on THE Internet and in the INTERNATIONAL press of THE CRIME OF (COVERT PROPAGANDA AND DISINFORMATION)

I say pursue it. FEDERAL LITIGATION ought to be pursued.

THE RNC/JOHN MCCAIN/SARAH PALIN/ AND ALL WHO WERE INVOLVED WERE ACCUSING AND ARE CURRENTLY ACCUSING A U.S. SENATOR OF THE THE TREASON OF BEING A DOMESTIC TERRORIST OR BEING IN AGGREEMENT WITH THE IDEAS OF A DOMESTIC TERRORIST OR WORSE.

THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IN THESE COMMERCIALS. IT'S NOT HARD TO CRACK THE CODE.

THE LANGUAGE USED IN THE 'AYERS' PROPAGANDA AD LITERALLY IMPLIES THIS.

THE PROPAGANDA AD ACCUSSES SENATOR BARACK OBAMA OF ILLINOIS, OF BEING, 'THE IDEOLOGICAL ALLIE' OF 'DOMESTIC TERRORIST WILLIAM AYERS'. HOW OBVIOUS CAN IT GET?

IF THAT'S NOT A CHARGE OF TREASON BEFORE THE PUBLIC, IN THE AMERICAN MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA (IT'S ON THE INTERNET AND WORLD WIDE WEB)I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE IS.

IT'S A BLATANT CHARGE OF THE TREASON OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM OR DOMESTIC TERRORISM.....THAT'S WHAT'S BEING IMPLIED.

WHY ELSE WOULDN'T JOHN MCCAIN ACTUALLY SAY IT TO SENATOR OBAMA HIMSELF? WHY DIDN'T JOHN MCCAIN SAY IT DURING THE DEBATE?? BECAUSE HE COULD'VE POSSIBLY BEEN PROSECUTED FOR SUCH AN ACCUSATION. MCCAINS AN OBVIOUS COWARD. THAT'S WHY HE'S INVOLVED IN THESE SNEAKY UNDERHANDED DIRTY TRICKS. IT'S 'JIM CROW' ALL OVER AGAIN.

I'LL REMIND EVERYONE THAT NOT ONLY HAS SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN SERVED (WHILE IN THE SENATE, MIND YOU) ON THE NOTORIOUS, 'US COUNCIL FOR WORLD FREEDOM', FOR 4 YEARS FROM 1981-1986. HE WAS IN TEH SENATE IN 1982-1986, WHILE SERVING ON THIS BOARD, ACCORDING TO THE huffingtonpress.com.

THE USCWF WAS A SUBERSIVE GROUP AND HAVEN FOR ANTI-SEMITISM, RACISM AND OTHER UGLY SCANDLOUS ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE IRAN CONTRA SCANDAL. MCCAIN CLAIM HE RESIGNED FROM TEH BOARD IN 1984 AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN. YEAH RIGHT!! IT WAS A WHITE SUPREMIST GROUP WITH TIES TO MEO-NAZIS. MCCAIN WAS INVOLVED WITH DR. ANTHONY BUSCARAN VETERAN of 'PIONEERS FUND' ANOTHER WHITE SUPREMIST ORGANIZATION. DR. BUSCARAN WAS RESEARCHING WHITE SUPERIORITY. MCCAIN WAS ALSO INVOLVED AND SAT IN ONE OF THEIR MTGS AUG 30, 1993, 'THE OREGON CITIZENS FUND' AN ANTI-GAY/LESBIAN HATE GROUP. MCCAIN'S A POSSIBLE WHITE SUPREMIST OR WAS. THERE'S RECORDED EVIDENCE ABOVE...

YET SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN AND GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN AND THEIR CAMPAIGN, THE REPUBLICAN, NATIONAL COMMITTEE, FOX NEWS, SEAN HANNITY, AND ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED WITH THE AUTHORITY OF AUTHORIZING ALL INVOLVED TO SAY THESE THINGS IN THESE ADS ARE IMPLYING THIS CHARGE AGAINST A U.S. SENATOR. THE CHARGE OF BEING AN TERRORIST' AND OR DOMESTIC TERRORIST OR TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS, OR THOSE IN AGGREEMENT WITH THE IDEAS OF A DOMESTIC TERRORIST.

'IDEOLLOGICAL ALLIE'

REFERRING TO PALESTINIANS WHO HATE THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL ie TERRORIST....

citing, Itimar Marcus' report in israelenews.com. The storie entitled, 'the ideological allies of a future Palestinian state.'

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN AND GOVERNOR SARAH AND SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE AND ANYONE ELSE WITH THE AUTHORITY TO AUTHORIZE THESE CAMAPIGN ADS WHICH SEEM TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES STATUATORY BAN AGAINST THE USE OF 'COVERT PROPAGANDA' AND DISINFORMATION AGAINST UNITED STATES CITIZENS.

While I was researching the term "Ideological Allie", on GOOGLE, IT WAS INTERESTING TO SEE this SCANDALOUS TRAIL WHERE IT LEADS WHEN YOU LOOK IT UP LIKE I DID. These stories came up under this term:

1. obamaacorn.com. When I clicked on this tab I found this site, ://URLFAN.COM, which led me to this....obamaacorn.com....

scroll for updates new mccain ad ayers....

THIS SEEMS LIKE A COORDINATED PLOT BY HATE GROUPS AND RACIST DOMESTIC TERRORIST.

John McCain and Sarah Palin and the RNC and Sean Hannity and FOX NEWS have been proporting this CHARGE AGAINST Senator Obama, sort of underneathe the radar, unless of course you actually finished High School. It is as BLATANT AS, my Mom used to say, "BLATANT AS SIN".

When Chris Matthews put this to a Republican srategist on Hardball, Chris asked him, "What is McCain saying, in these ads and with these types of speeches?" Chris gave him the look of 'come on man you know what they're doing.' THE REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST CHANGED THE SUBJECT, AND WOULDN'T ANSWER CHRIS.

THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND THEY KNOW IT'S ILLEGAL

Posted by: need4trth | October 11, 2008 8:20 PM

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