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The following is a quote from Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin. To put the quote into the proper context, Palin was attempting to tell voters why the McCain-Palin ticket should not be linked to, or compared to, the current Bush presidency because that issue is in the past and Obama's message is about future and change.
"For a campaign that says it's all about the future our opponents do talk a lot about the past. They point fingers to the past and they look to the past because that's where you find blame."
- Sarah Palin on the Obama-Biden ticket, October 11th, 2008.
Here's why... (WHO WANTS TO LEARN SOMETHING TODAY?)
Right now John McCain has a 90 second campaign ad running in swing states that tries to say that Obama is a terrorist sympathizer. Essentially the "link" they are using is a man named William Ayers. A radical American terrorist who committed crimes 40 years ago (A.K.A.: THE PAST).
Barack Obama was 8 (E-I-G-H-T) years old when these activities were carried out (A.K.A.: THE PAST).
The "connection" between the terrorist Ayers and Obama is that they both happened to work for the same education reform group in Chicago called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge some 20 or 30 years after Ayers' terrorist actions (A.K.A.: THE PAST).
This educational group was started by a $49 million dollar grant from the Annenberg Foundation which was funded by Walter Annenberg, a Republican who's wife has contributed to the John McCain Campaign.
The board for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge also had on its board a former Richard Nixon (A Republican, incase you didn't know) administration member who has contributed $1,500 to the current McCain Campaign.
Right now your brain should be screaming: "DOUBLE STANDARD."
Wait, no... it's worse than a double standard because Bush still is the president and McCain really did vote with him 90% of the time. This includes the Congressional term that McCain was still in when this campaign began.
The McCain-Palin ticket needs to take their own advice and leave pointless baseless allegations in the past.
Perhaps the worst part is that their false advertising and false rhetoric are riling up some of the less intelligent, uninformed, and emotional voters.
At a rally for McCain, one man stated that he was "scared of an Obama presidency." McCain responded by professing that the man should not be afraid of Barack Obama.
McCain was quoted as saying: "I want to be president of the United States, and I don't want Obama to be," he said. "But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States."
- THEN WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FALSE TERRORIST ADS?
McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis stated that he simply did not know who the people making all of theses comments were or whether or not they were there as McCain supporters or disruptors.
- It's not that hard to figure out, look at your ad and then look at how people are responding. These are supporters who are buying the advertised lies hook, line, and sinker.
"I don't trust Obama. I have read about him and he's an Arab."
"No ma'am, no ma'am. He's a decent family man...[a] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues. That's what this campaign is all about."
-Once again, many many many people associate terrorism with Arab people. That is without question. So when you put ads out there calling Obama a terrorist sympathizer, this is the response you get from the uninformed malleable minds.
BOTTOM LINE: McCain KNOWS what he's doing with these ads and he's playing coy with the public once they react to these ridiculous advertisements.