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September 13, 2008

McCain Is Running a Sleazy Campaign

Obama kept campaigning over the weekend continuing to remind Americans that McCain is not fit to be president because McCain cannot run on the issues since they are more the same failed policies of the Bush Administration. A message that is as important today as it is on any day.

Of course, the McCain campaign did not see that way.

McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds criticized Obama for showing “zero restraint” given the storm and said the “attacks mark a new low from Barack Obama.”

Of course Tucker Bounds would need to put out a diversion when the Obama has been:

“I’ve been on the phone with the head of FEMA and mayor of Houston and others who are trying to grapple with this tremendous storm,” he said.

The Obama campaign has started to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Ike.

Help the Victims of Hurricane Ike

But, when you look at the McCain campaign they have not uttered a mere word of support for the victims of Hurricane Ike, other than to chastise Obama, which explains Tucker Bounds reaction to Obama. There has not been one press release from the McCain campaign that I could find and there has not been any effort from the McCain campaign to help raise funds either. The McCain campaign just before Hurricane Gustav was ready and willing to help with Gustav, but given that Gustav happened just as the RNC began they were forced to take a position. Now that the spot light is off of them for this hurricane they are back to acting like Bush did with Hurricane Katrina: “Hurricane? What hurricane?”

Meanwhile, McCain’s campaign said a new Spanish language ad set to air in battleground states blames Obama and Senate Democrats for the failure of attempts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.

“Obama and his congressional allies say they are on the side of immigrants. But are they?” asks the announcer in the 30-second spot, “Which Side Are They On?”

Oh, really? But when you look at the record you will find:

Obama and McCain cast identical votes in the major congressional showdowns on the issue last year.

Both men cast votes in favor of an unsuccessful early June effort to end a filibuster. Later that month, they voted again to end debate on the issue — but again failed to shut down the filibuster effort, led for the most part by Republican senators.

So who is being sleazy and disrespectful? It appears that it is the McCain campaign. That campaign has not taken a day off from their campaign of lies, even in the face of Hurricane Ike. You see the McCain will say and doing anything to get elected, just what Al Gore was accused of doing in 2000, and just like in the 2000 campaign, the American voting public will remember that and vote for the other person. In the election of 2008 the other person is Barack Obama. You see the American public does not like to be taken for fools, which is what the McCain campaign believes we are.  Before you comment read the rules on commenting on this blog.

I will not post comments with foul language, or vicious personal attacks.

Since I wrote this blog entry the McCain campaign finally started taking donations for Hurricane Ike.




  1. Now we have sleazy and flip flop settle down kids or someone will have to give you both a time out.

    Comment by Storm — September 13, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

  2. Obama is simply losing control over a simple campaign, how can we expect him to maintain control over the free world?

    Comment by huan — September 14, 2008 @ 12:03 am

  3. McPalin and his …or is it her, party of liars, low lifes and cowards will be swept from the shelves like the bad dog food they are…good riddance to the lot of them.

    Comment by Klearwater — September 14, 2008 @ 12:15 am

  4. Psssssssssssst…..tell Obama to grow up

    Comment by davia — September 14, 2008 @ 12:23 am

  5. Pssssssssst…tell McCain to quit lying.

    Comment by Julie P — September 14, 2008 @ 12:25 am

  6. Interesting. I’m an independent and still undecided. Funny that some people(McCain’s) are still not aware of the power of the World Wide Web. It’s hard believe anything his campaign says when it can be easily be verified as a lie from reliabe source such as the senates’ web page. There is NO excuse for lying in my book.

    Comment by apostlek — September 14, 2008 @ 1:06 am

  7. Agreed, or all you have to do is google it. It was provided in the Washington Post.


    Comment by Julie P — September 14, 2008 @ 1:08 am

  8. Empty rhetoric from another empty suit…..

    Someone’s rhetoric is catching up on them and they can’t stand it when their own tactics backfire…..politics are politics and Obama’s staff needs to grow up.

    Comment by Sick of blue noses — September 14, 2008 @ 2:21 am

  9. McCain and Palin are perfectly suited for each other….both liars and intellectually dim. Vote for McCain and you’ll get four more years of Bush’s failed policies. If McCain dies in office, we will a President more clueless more incompetent than George W. Bush. McCain has nothing new to offer, so his campaign is spreading lies and attempting to divert voters from real issues. The economy is a train wreck, the wars have been poorly executed and Osama is still alive, 60,000 jobs are lost every month as our home values plummet! Our education system is broken and our children are falling behind the world. There have been major bank failures with more on the way. Failure is the mantra of the GOP. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae go bankrupt and their CEO get multimillion dollar parachutes! The only real GOP energy policy is to allow energy companies to achieve record profits. McCain says he will “change” Washington…where has he been all these years? Change? McCain’s fantasy! McCain’s exceptionally poor judgement in allowing his advisors to select Sarah Palin without proper vetting is a monumental mistake! Its hard to believe there are so many mentally impaired voters who want more of George W. Bush by supporting McCain!

    Comment by Hitobito — September 14, 2008 @ 3:15 am

  10. http://www.friesian.com/apathy.htm

    The government Obama wants is one that takes from the mouths of labor and compels them to work without compensation. “Make Doctors work more for less because we’re entitled to their labor.” Dangerous behavior Mr. Obama. We call it slavery.

    Comment by Tim — September 14, 2008 @ 3:34 am

  11. The thing that amazes me (call me naive) this is the party (the Repu(g)blicans) that prides itself on Christian values, God is so disappointed, that I am certain of.

    Comment by realityjunky — September 14, 2008 @ 3:40 am

  12. McCain is a scandalous liar. Palin worse, that trooper gate is going to bite her in the butt. Literally her husband has been doing half of her work for her. He has been subpoenaed he has overstepped his boundaries. Legislatures and senators alike have complained that he was even involved in private meetings received copies of private emails, and vetoed millions…What was McCain thinking?

    Comment by annonymous — September 14, 2008 @ 4:23 am

  13. My father is Mayor of 100,000 people… I’m starting to believe in MIRACLES.

    Comment by John — September 14, 2008 @ 4:48 am

  14. The more important thing now is to investigate the corruption of Obama.

    Obama was sponsored $250,000 by corrupt and convicte slumlord, Rezko. Obama ignored housing violations in 11 of the 30 housing projects in Obama’s constituency.

    Obama also got a $300,000 discount by Rezko who bought the lot next door to enable Obama to buy the house for $1.65 million dollar. Rezko can only gain access to the lot though Obama’s house and never develop the lot.

    Michelle Obama’s salary jumped from $121,000 prior to Obama’s election to Senate to $360,000 after his election. One of Obama’s earmarks is to provide $1 million to Michelle’ employer for the construction of a pavilion.

    Obama spend $1 billions in earmarks in 4 years. The same kind of politics

    All along, Obama has been the greatest marketeer. He could be the greatest salesman who reinvented himself. People wants to believe him because he is good at using buzzwords such as hope and change. I wish that people would be less naive.

    It is a race thing. The African American community are flocking to him because he is African American. I can see the author is an Asian American. As an Asian American, I am appalled that people cannot see through the facade or the hypocrisy of this corrupt man who practise the worst kind of politics, based on racism…based on popularity…People should look at Obama who has never been moderate. He do whatever is needed to win, even walk away from his integrity to cooperate with a corrupt slumlord, Rezko.

    Comment by Tim Pure — September 14, 2008 @ 4:54 am

  15. LIES & SEX dominates Mccain campaign. Does Palin even agreen to all the lies coming out of her mouth apparently stuffed by Mccain Rove campaign. I bet she regrets to be used by Mccain’s lies.

    Comment by tony — September 14, 2008 @ 4:59 am

  16. You start out with a paragraph about how Obama has been campaigning over the weekend and then in the last paragraph complain about how McCain hasnt taken a day off from campaigning. You may not like McCain, but come on, hold them both to the same standard.

    Comment by Stop kissing Obama's ass — September 14, 2008 @ 5:19 am

  17. Obama, his staff, and the liberal media are in for quite a shock when they learn what America’s true values are come election day. America is sick and tired of biased media and blatant hypocrisy…not to mention all the long-winded circular reasoning on Obama’s part. Mark my words. Come election day Obama and all his misguided worshipers are in for a shocker.

    Comment by Chris — September 14, 2008 @ 6:08 am

  18. It is amazing to find ignorant comments like those from “sick of blue” on web boards. You obvioulsy have internet access, so take some time and do some research then you’ll be better informed. To tell Obama’s staff to grow up because they are responding to the ad lies from the McCain camp, is IGNORANT!!!!

    Comment by AP — September 14, 2008 @ 11:06 am

  19. Obama’s campaign should remember: “THOU REAPETH WHAT THOU SOWETH”, and look into its own tactics emloyed by it, so far, that have been the sleeziest- race based, gender gender based, age based-you name it! Obama’s campaign has used the dirtiest of the dirtiest trick it can come up with.
    Well, it is TIME for the reckoning! Obama Campaign will, no doubt, find out that “You can’t Fool All the People All The Time”

    Comment by dumbshun — September 14, 2008 @ 11:27 am

  20. Cmon. Somebdy invoke Godwins Law already!! You know you desperately want to.
    Like “McHitler”

    Palin is the Stalin
    of the state
    that goes a-whalin’
    for whale oil.
    Any oil.
    Dwath to America.

    Comment by Adolf? — September 14, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

  21. No question about mrs.Palin SCARES THE HELL OUT OT YOU, DemocRats
    All the libels against that woman and her teenaager daughter. You’re the ones good for nothing, mediocre and scare politicians who know that She has the guts to destroy all your demagoguery.
    You’ll be defeated in November by the silent majority.

    Comment by Hercules Mulligan — September 14, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  22. Palin does not scare anyone. She is a lying extremist and everyone with a brain knows it.

    Comment by Julie P — September 14, 2008 @ 1:25 pm

  23. Just like every Democratic campaign before him, the current democratic nominee is a narcissist. Don’t look in the mirror for the trouble that beset me…look younder. It is McCain’s fault that Barack can’t control his lip flap.
    Get real and stop spinning results, or lack of results. Don’t start blaming the other camp about how dirty their mud hole is whey you are standing waist deep in yours with a mud ball in ezch hand.

    Comment by Steven M Largo FL — September 14, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

  24. Some GOP members see sleaze as a way
    to go to get elected. God help us!!!

    Truth be told-
    Mrs. Palin lied about her selling the plane on eBay.
    Mrs. Palin lied about her fiscal convervatism.
    Mrs. Palin lied about her stopping for the Bridge to nowhere.
    Mrs. Palin lied about how many countries she visited.
    In two years as governor of Alaska, Mrs. Palin spent 300 days working from home.

    McCain ads lie that Obama wants to teach kids sex education.

    Yet many of my fellow Americans try to find any excuse not to vote for Obama. Why? They have been misguided like blind sheep.
    Yes, that scares the hell out of me. It scares me that Mrs Palins resume is bloated, it scares me that she wants to take books she does not like out of libraries and some of Americans think that is ok, it scares me that some of Americans have been misguided to think that she is a fiscal conservative when she is not.
    If you can read the Truth then stop listening to either side and do your own research about Palin. – By the way, some of the Church believers are the worse sinners.

    Comment by ThePoliticalTruth — September 14, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

  25. To Obama the word change is just a campaign slogan, whereas McCain and Palin have actually brought about substantive changes in government. Changes which have helped Americans, while Obama has spent his career just talking about it. Obama has spent most of his time in public office absent from his responsibilities, while ambitiously running for the next rung in the ladder, not to serve the people, but rather to further his own position. And, I’m sure most people could relate to McCain and Palin as fellow Americans, more than they can to the Obamas, who chose to spend TWENTY YEARS in the radical
    anti-American racist church of Jeremiah Wright … and chose unsavory associates, such as Farrakhan, Pfleger, Rezko, Ayers, etc.. As for Obama’s phony indignation about being a community organizer … Palin never criticized those efforts, she merely, and rightfully questioned it as being the sole experience and credentials for someone to use as qualifications to become President of the United States … and, even then, it was in response to Obama’s attacks at Palin for being the mayor of a small town, when he also neglected to mention that she was Governor as well.

    Comment by Howard — September 14, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  26. It’s ok to accuse McCain campaign of anything that suits the interests of Lord Obama. However anyone taking a shot at ‘The One’ is either labled stupid or racist by the Socialists in Hollywood or the Media (i.e. trained animal acts, script readers).
    Have another swig of that Kool-aid you folks have been drinking for past 2 years. You’ve all done wonders so far in the Senate and the House. Change – ha!

    Comment by wakeupnow — September 14, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

  27. Yet when there is anything said about Palin it’s sexist. Quite the turn around for a group of people who hate feminism. Whatever is convenient.

    Comment by Julie P — September 14, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

  28. Putin, and other world leaders who are not crazy about us, and there are many, are watching what is going on over here. They are gearing up for the day McCain/Palin are in office and what could happen to a sick, elderly president. They would have to deal with Palin who is a liar, cheater, corrupt politician and is good at all of them. They would not believe anything that comes out of her mouth and would act accordingly. This is what our country has to look forward to if McCain and Palin get into office.

    Comment by Redphilly — September 14, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  29. “Sleaze” is a tactic that is being used by both sides. No whining allowed from the democrats unless you clamor for the “McCain can’t use the innertub3z!!! !one !!111” ad down.

    Unless you’re not following – McCain finds it hard to type-a consequence of his “community organizer” time with the North Vietnamese.

    Comment by cassholio — September 14, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

  30. That’s right Democrats never lie – Clinton regime. At least Nixon had the class to step down before his impeachment.

    Comment by wakeupnow — September 14, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

  31. I love how so many palin lovers can only turn the focus back around to obama when their ticket is caught lying. i find it interesting that no one can or will dispute the fact that palin and mccain are lying. i find it disturbing that people would rather be lied to repeatedly than question their candidate. everything you say about obama has been proven to be lies made up on the internet. many (not all) of the things reporters say about palin and mccain are proven to be true by their own words and actions. please, please educate yourselves instead of choosing to be bamboozled by your own party. they have no respect for you. otherwise they wouldn’t lie to you knowing and expecting you to believe it. if you don’t like obama, fine. But you should still hold your own party accountable for their mistakes.

    Comment by Kerri — September 14, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

  32. If I was a Christian Fundamentalist freak, I’d say that Ike was Gods wrath against Texas for letting Bush out. But I’m not; so I won’t. Then again, I’ve been wrong before. If Anchorage gets another big earthquake or Arizona goes through another serious drought, I’m going to start beating on the Bible. Until then, I’m going to focus on the $9.7 trillion debt, floundering economy, failing educational system, corruption, moral decline, teenage pregnancy and global warming.

    Comment by GetReal — September 15, 2008 @ 12:37 am

  33. Talk about sleazy campaign! Obama might not have been in the position to run for President had it not been for his “SLEAZY” campaign for Senate. Funny how this story’s been swept under the rug. Obama IS the LIPSTICK on a pig!!!! http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/not-pretty-how-barack-obama-won-his-illinois-senate-seat/

    Comment by democrat for mccain — September 15, 2008 @ 1:42 am

  34. Obama got into the Senate because of his opponent did himself in with his own corruption.

    Comment by Julie P — September 15, 2008 @ 1:44 am

  35. Today Karl Rove said that the McCain campaign has gone too far. Karl Rove? How low does the blow have to strike for Karl Rove to say it’s below the belt? Keep up the great blogging, Julie!

    Comment by ReyMac — September 15, 2008 @ 4:10 am

  36. I hope that hurts the McCain campaign big time, Reymac.

    Comment by Julie P — September 15, 2008 @ 5:49 am

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