Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Liars

This is the horse-made-of-bullshit Cowboy John McCain rode out of the stable the other day...



A couple of real mavericks those two...

It is filled with misleading crap, but it includes one clear, undeniable, flat-out lie. It says Palin "stopped the bridge to nowhere." Not even close to true. The U.S. Congress stopped the bridge (in effect) when they removed the earmark that dedicated the money to the bridge. And this occured before Palin was even elected governor! And during that campaign she actually supported the bridge project. Even after the bridge became a national symbol of waste and a late night tv punchline, Palin still supported it, telling residents of the area that "you aren't 'nowhere' to me."

Once she was governor, the project was a political non-starter, but she still took every dime of the federal money for the bridge and allocated it for other projects—including the roads that lead to the non-existent bridge.

Here is Obama's response ad in which attacks back with the same theme...



It's about fucking time. The ad actually uses the word "lying"—which is accurate and patently obvious—yet further than I thought they would go.

Now Obama just needs to get out in front on this shit and play some offense, not just defense.

4 comments:

DED said...

Good ad. Hope it gets lots of play.

Rickey Henderson said...

About fucking time indeed... Unless they want to go down in history as the next John Kerry campaign, they've got to start hitting back, pronto.

Mr Furious said...

Personally, I think they need to start hitting FIRST, not just push back.

Missives From Suburbia said...

My favorite part of the whole "Bridge to Nowhere" lie is that not only were the bridges dead before she became governor, but Alaska STILL GOT THE MONEY. So much for the "no thanks" to Congress on pork that she claimed in her acceptance speech.