Monday, October 06, 2008

CNN: Palin's claims about Obama are false.

CNN have examined Palin's remarks that Obama was "palling around with terrorists". The McCain camp also declined to comment on why Palin used the plural, "terrorists".

CNN found that the remarks were false, which won't stop Palin from repeating them I'm sure.

Some people are claiming that Palin was borderline racist in her remarks, but I have to admit that I couldn't see this. It's no different from the crap that's thrown at every Democrat candidate every four years by these guys. And, in the current climate, I simply don't think it's going to wash.


Todd Dugdale said...

These smears have been out there since Spring, and Fox News has never really stopped pushing them, along with the talk radio droids. "Ayers" has long been the favourite smear, with a nebulous innuendo lacking any concrete charges. Is Obama a terrorist? Is Obama trying to overthrow the American government? Is Obama some kind of Huey Newton and Che Guevara who will institute a socialist regime?

"No", the constant reply is. "But it raises doubts about Obama".

Somehow, McCain's 'associations' with an admitted drug addict (his wife) are off-limits and raise no doubts whatsoever.

Also, it is frequently overlooked that Ayers was never convicted of any terrorist acts, despite the full prosecutorial weight of the DoJ being brought down upon him.

Apparently, working with someone means that you endorse their political beliefs, including those held over thirty years ago. Apparently, Obama failed to beat this elderly man and spit upon his prone form in contempt. Instead, he shamefully engaged in polite conversation and even (gasp!) visited Ayers at his home. And this now raises doubts about him in some vague way that no one can quite put their finger on.

In any case, the "Ayers smear" has been pushed for a long time, and it has gained no traction for the Republicans. For some reason, they seem to think that bringing it up again will change a large number of minds promptly.

Kel said...

I agree Todd. They seem to have been pushing it for the longest time, but that's what's really odd about the McCain campaign; they really do appear to have absolutely no new ideas to take Obama on with. Indeed, they haven't even learned from what didn't work when Hillary tried it.

They manage to be both spiteful and clueless.