First lets take the fact that Obama lied when he said that he isn’t running a negative campaign.
Believe it or not, MSNBC got this story correct and has been one of the first to do so.
In the video they discuss how the media istalking about how the McCain campaign is running such a negative campaign, but the facts are that Obama has run more negative ads and has spent more money on negative advertising than anyone in the history of politics. That is not spin folks, that is just a plain fact. The Washington Post reported the study from the University of Wisconsin and tried as hard as they could to mitigate it but the facts are the facts. Obama is outspending McCain and is able to do so because he reversed himself on his promise to comply with federal campaign spending limits at the last moment. Obama is outspending McCain 3 to 1. Hat Tip Hotair.com for the video link.
1,342 to 8
No, that is not the accumulated score of the Rays-Sox series, though it feels that way in the Nation.
Rather that staggering figure is the sum total of how many ads Obama has aired on Washington, D.C. network TV in the first three weeks of September compared to how many spots McCain aired in the same market and period.
Yowza, as they say in New England.
Jeanne Cummings has much more here about Obama’s massive ad advantage.
You hear on the elite media that someone in the crowd in a McCain rally said “kill him” in reference to Obama… come to find out that it didn’t happen. The Secret Service went over the video and interviewed witnesses and have said that the claim that someone said this is unfounded… in fact …the ONLY person who claims to have heard is it a reporter…. oh what a surprise…
SCRANTON – The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.
The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackettwas addressing the crowd and mentioned Obama’s name a man in the audience shouted “kill him.”
News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermannreported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.
Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.
“I was baffled,” he said after reading the report in Wednesday’s Times-Tribune.
He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.
Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell “kill him.”
“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”
Michelle Malkin comments on the Secret Story HERE.
More Ad Lies from Obama.
The Obama ad that says that McCain wants to tax your health care benefits is a plain lie. You can go to JohnMcCain.com and read the plan for yourself and it also has links to third party studies of the health care plan.
The latest lie I saw was an Obama attack ad linking McCain to the mortgage crisis because McCain is close to the Sec. of Commerce. Folks, the Sec. of Commerce has next to nothing to do with the mortgage industry. The Commerce Department focuses mostly on trade import and export issues.
Obama lied about his history with ACORN, how he has given them money and this has been well reported and yet he still lied about it.
Obama brazenly lied about the born alive bill that was discussed last night. We had planned to write about this in detail today, but It looks like Ed Morrissey over at Hotair.com must have done an all nighter because he has all of the evidence put together one one excellent post.
The first was subtle, and unless you paid attention to the split screen, you may have missed it. John McCain, after being asked about William Ayers, noted that Obama had launched his campaign in Ayers’ living room:
MCCAIN: Well, again, while you were on the board of the Woods Foundation, you and Mr. Ayers, together, you sent $230,000 to ACORN. So — and you launched your political campaign in Mr. Ayers’ living room.
OBAMA: That’s absolutely not true.
MCCAIN: And the facts are facts and records are records.
OBAMA: And that’s not the facts.
Unfortunately for Obama, those arethe facts, both about Ayers and ACORN. Obama paid ACORN over $800,000 this summer for GOTV efforts, which Obama now denies, although he did finally admit that he represented ACORN as an attorney in a lending-practices case. Obama did launch his career at a party hosted by Ayers, which is such a matter of public record that I’m frankly surprised he bothered to deny it.
The next big lie came during the debate on abortion. McCain pointed out Obama’s radical positions on the issue, including his repeated opposition to the Illinois version of the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. Obama responded with a series of lies:
There was a bill that was put forward before the Illinois Senate that said you have to provide lifesaving treatment and that would have helped to undermine Roe v. Wade. The fact is that there was already a law on the books in Illinois that required providing lifesaving treatment, which is why not only myself but pro-choice Republicans and Democrats voted against it.
During that period, the Attorney General reported that the practice of abandoning infants born alive during late-term abortions was not covered by the law. Jill Stanek and others testified to the practice, and the Illinois Senate heard testimony that suggested that as many as 20% of all late-term abortions resulted in a live birth. Obama lied about the circumstances of the bill; the reason it was being proposed was because existing law was ineffective at protecting infants born alive.
And the Illinois Medical Society, the organization of doctors in Illinois, voted against it. Their Hippocratic Oath would have required them to provide care, and there was already a law in the books.
There wasn’t a law on the books, and who would be surprised that the people performing the abortions and leaving the children to die wouldn’t want more oversight to prevent that practice? [Not even NARAL opposed this legislation]
You can read my previous posts on the subject:
in an attempt to hide his radical position on abortion. [and there is no elite media to fact check it any more]
Obama voted against the bill that would have protected infants born alive even after the “neutrality clause” he demanded was added to protect abortion in Illinois. That is the truth in this case, and Obama lied last night to the American people