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As Obama has pulled ahead in the last few weeks, McCain/Palin strategy is now ALL NEGATIVE ALL THE TIME. I live in a swing state and I can vouch for this. All of Obama's commercials here are about Obama, or if they're about McCain they are clips of videos of him saying things. All McCain's ads here are voice overs with scary music and all-caps headlines saying Obama is evil. No mention of McCain at all until the message approval at the end.

www.fightthesmears.com


Today Palin said that Obama "is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."

Palin cited an article in Saturday's New York Times about Obama's relationship with Ayers, now 63. But that article concluded that "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called 'somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.' "

It makes me sick they have a month left to make their case for why they'd make good leaders and THIS IS WHAT THEY COME UP WITH to prove it. Lies, smears, and slander. I hope this backfires so, so hard. I challeng you: next time you see a negative ad from EITHER party, mute the TV. Pull out your laptop. Check Politifact. Check FactCheck. Please pass the word along to anyone who tries to feed you this crap. We have a month left and this election is important.

TPM has this to say: There are two drawbacks for McCain in going all-negative as he is right now:
"First, while partisan Republicans will love it (as they loved Sarah Palin's convention speech), negative ads don't always work so well with independents, whose votes are now crucial to both sides. Second, there is a very real danger that either Obama, or more likely, Democratic 527s will start throwing mud right back at McCain. A few choice subjects for negative ads are (1) his taking bribes from convicted felon Charles Keating in the 1980s, (2) the fact that he is an old man who has had a very dangerous form of cancer four times, and (3) the way he divorced his crippled first wife to marry a beer heiress worth $100 million. Clearly Schmidt knows all this but apparently he feels he has to shake things up before it is too late. It is going to get real messy."


source: CNN
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http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factchecking_debate_no_1.html

FactCheck.org goes over the major statements from last night's debate, with research to back up what's true and what's not.

Pass it along.

PS - The Washington Post has a really good page up with the debate wrap up -- you can watch it or read it, and they even have a CLOUD of which words each person used most! :)
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Candid shot: Barack Obama with a supporter's kiddo at a rally in Farmington Hills, Michigan (near Detroit) this week.
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http://my.barackobama.com/economyvideo


It's quick and to-the-point. Give it a listen if you are at all so inclined.

And if you think it's on the right track, please pass the link along. Things right now, in my opinion, are too pivotal for people not to at least THINK about things from both sides. We can't steer our way out of this by going the same direction. I love what he says at the end, that partisan politics and drama are really not going to get us out of the moment we're in right now, but fresh ideas and working together really, really could.

I'm Julie and I approved this message. ;) Now back to your regularly scheduled cat pictures.
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So when you hear that Obama will raise taxes on the middle class, please note where that income point actually STARTS.

Source: TaxPolicyCenter.org http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/publications/url.cfm?ID=411693

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