Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obama Ad Fact-Checked, Fails

Can it be true? Saint Obama, dare we say, "lying" in a campaign ad about John McCain? We'll settle for saying the ad is misleading, unfair, and untrue. Other than that, it's fine.

UPDATE: Jonah Goldberg catches the Obama team screwing up another ad.

Money Q:

First, the ad is dishonest. McCain has been one of the Senate's leading authorities on telecom and the Internet.

In 2000, Forbes magazine called him the "Senate's savviest technologist." That same year, Slate's Jacob Weisberg gushed that McCain was the most "cybersavvy" of all the presidential candidates that year, a crop that included none other than Al Gore. Being chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Weisberg explained, "forced him to learn about the Internet early on, and young Web entrepreneurs such as Jerry Yang and Jeff Bezos fascinate him."

Weisberg, an Obama booster, now disingenuously mocks McCain as "flummoxed by that newfangled doodad, the personal computer."

"One reason McCain is not versed in the mechanical details of sending e-mail and typing on a keyboard is that the North Vietnamese broke his fingers and shattered both of his arms. As Forbes, Slate and the Boston Globe reported in 2000, McCain's injuries make using a keyboard painfully laborious. He mostly relies on his wife and staff to show him e-mails and websites, though he says he's getting up to speed."

What's happened to the Obama campaign? These are rookie mistakes. Their candidate's a rookie but his handlers aren't supposed to be.

UPDATE II: WaPo says this one is bad too.

"> this one is bad too.


Anonymous randal said...

The façade is off the Black Messiah. He has been revealed to be just another lying politician willing to say or do anything to get elected. His dishonesty is compounded by his blatant hypocrisy in how he pretends to be above such slimy politics while letting his surrogates run rampant. So much for all those hollow platitudes about bringing “change” and “unity”. Seems he has returned to the Liberal credo of “By any means necessary”. And they’re calling McCain’s campaign the slimiest ever!

The O-man threw his typical white grandmother under the bus to advance his political career; he ditched his longtime friend and pastor in order to advance his political career; he has further jeopardized our troops to advance his political career… Is there anyone he won’t trash in order to become president? Is this the sort of character loyalty we want in a president?

And all this before we even get into his other questionable associations, his extreme Radical Liberalism or the fact that he is grossly unqualified and inexperienced for the job!

September 18, 2008 at 10:20 AM 
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September 18, 2008 at 11:35 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

First, pregnancy advice to Sarah Palin, now doubts about the extent of John McCain's war wounds.


September 18, 2008 at 1:10 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Is the Blackberry thing –an admitted silly shot at Algore- one of those “important issues” that needs focus we keep hearing about from the Obamaites? (snicker)

September 18, 2008 at 1:47 PM 

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