Smearing Obama??

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    Who's smearing whom? - James Kirchick - Politico.com

    Not really. Thus far, no one with any serious affiliation to John McCain's campaign has resorted to the alleged “scare” tactics in which Republicans — and, apparently, only Republicans — have been perfecting since Richard Nixon was first elected. On the contrary, if the past few months have showed us anything, it’s that the Obama campaign is the one dealing in crude smears.

    Contrast the absence of “smears” from the McCain camp with some of the outlandish remarks made by high-ranking Obama supporters. In April, West Virginia Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV said that because McCain “was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet,” and “was long gone when they hit,” the Arizona senator who spent five and a half years in a Vietcong tiger cage having his arms repeatedly broken didn’t really understand the carnage of war. “What happened when [the missiles] get to the ground?” Rockefeller asked a crowd at an Obama rally. “He doesn’t know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues.” That the great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller would impugn the wartime experience of John McCain is especially rich, given that the only “battle” Rockefeller has seen is when he hunts wild game at his 80-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

    Over the weekend, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark said that McCain is “untested and untried,” and elaborated that, “I don't think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.” Clark, you may remember, ran for president in 2004 on his record as a career military officer, so his comment, which he has not retracted, was not just morally offensive but self-discrediting.

    The belief that “the Republican Party has been successfully scaring voters since 1968” is a comforting salve for Democrats. After all, it’s much easier for them to demonize conservatives than consider that the reason for their electoral defeats may lie with liberal ideas. Please don’t take that as a "smear.”


    Who's campaign is smearing whom?
     
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    Rockefeller was out of line. Clark was making his point, which is justified.
     
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    Clarke's statements discredited himself considering he ran on his military service in 2004.
     
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    I had no idea someone born yesterday could post on the USMB.
     
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    I still have fond memories of recent campaigns where the dems were all screeching that our elderly folk were going to starve and freeze to death if the GOP remained in power.
     
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    Have you read Clark's statements? I hope you don't get your news from blogs like this.
     
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    You need proof that was the case and not just something your wingnut telepathic seers were transmitting into your brain for thought. Notice their plan to f_k up SS didn't fly, seems there is some heart left in America after all.
     
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    I'm not into "proving" my memories.
    Though I will if you are really idiotic enough to deny it happening.
    I believe the dems are the ones now who are (erroneously) claiming that people are dying because they don't have federally-funded health care.
     
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    Your memory fucking sucks. Democrats aren't saying Americans are dying because of privatized healthcare.
     
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    Yes I have read his statements.
     

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