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Oct 6, 2008 4:14 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Magnetic
MagneticMagneticgreensboro, North Carolina USA88 Threads 172 Posts
October 5, 2008


By TheImproper.com
John McCain, Sarah Palin

With about a month to go before the November general election, the campaign of Republican John McCain is getting desperate. In revealing moment, McCain showed just how low he is ready to go to wrest votes from Democrat Barack Obama.

On the campaign trail over the weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin assailed Obama for “palling around with terrorists.” The effort was patently racist and clearly tried to tie Obama to Middle Eastern terrorists, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Palin’s attack, unsubstantiated and racially tinged, showed a clear change in direction for the campaign and a potentially changing role for her. In this election, where voters seem to be particularly intolerant of mud-slinging, McCain may come to regret the move. But it seems clear, at least at the moment, that Palin has taken up the same role as former Maryland Gov. Spiro Agnew, the vice presidential running mate of former President Richard Nixon, the GOP's godfather of dirty campaign tricks.

Agnew was used as a vicious campaign attack dog smearing Nixon’s opponents, the press and anyone else to play on the prejudices of voters. Meanwhile, Nixon was allowed to remain above the fray.

Since then, Republicans have become known for dirty personal attacks. George H.W. Bush criticized Democrat Michael Dukakis over the furlough granted to Willie Horton, a black convicted murderer who raped a woman and stabbed her companion after his release. The Vietnam-era Swift Boat attack Democrat John Kerry created a cloud around Kerry’s war record, enough to off-set the fact that George W. Bush dodged the war in the Texas National Guard. After the election, too late to help Kerry, the Swift Boat attack was widely discredited.

It worked back then, but it could easily backfire now. The time and the mood of the public are clearly different.

Here's how Palin recently tried to paint Obama: "Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country," she told a group of donors in Englewood, Colo.

The attempt to smear Obama was deliberate. Palin repeated the line at three separate events Saturday (Oct 4). "This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America," she said. "We see America as a force of good in this world. We see an America of exceptionalism."
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Oct 6, 2008 4:15 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Magnetic
MagneticMagneticgreensboro, North Carolina USA88 Threads 172 Posts
Obama isn't above attacking McCain's character – on the issues. He released an ad on Sunday (Oct. 05) that calls the Republican "erratic" — a suggestion that at 72, McCain's age might be a factor, according to the Associated Press. "Our financial system in turmoil," an announcer says in Obama's new ad. "And John McCain? Erratic in a crisis. Out of touch on the economy." The ad may question his competence, but not his patriotism or his race or suggest that a U.S. Senator is un-American and friendly to terrorists.

In this case, though, the “terrorist” is not some Middle Eastern radical who has threatened America, but William Ayers, who was a member of the Vietnam-era Weather Underground in a radical 1960s group that went out of existence more than 40 years ago. The implication of her remark is false to the point of absurdity.

Ayers and Obama happened to worked on community boards long after Ayers’ renounced his radical youth. Ayers also hosted a political event for Obama early in his career. But there is no evidence to suggest they were “pals” or that Obama subscribed to Ayer’s radical beliefs during the 1960s, when the war in Vietnam sent hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets in protest.

In fact, Obama was a child when the Weathermen were planting bombs, and he has denounced Ayers' radical views and actions on more than one occasion. "It's a giant changing of the subject," Jenny Backus, a Democratic strategist told the Associated Press. "The problem is the messenger. If you want to start throwing fire bombs, you don't send out the fluffy bunny to do it. I think people don't take Sarah Palin seriously."

Palin, however, has little to lose. Only a minority of voters take her seriously on the issues. Her strength is her charm, and she can throw mud up against the wall with little recourse to her already low credibility. If it sticks, mission accomplished. If not, she can smile her way through it while McCain keeps his distance. The only saving grace is the fact that Palin didn’t deliver the remarks with much conviction. Hopefully it’s a sign that even she has some shred of decency.

The McCain campaign is desperate to return the focus of the campaign back on Obama. During the credit meltdown, most of the nation has been focused on the economy, and Obama has steadily gained in the polls. In the last 30 days of the campaign, many undecided voters will finally start focusing on the race and start making up their minds about the candidates.

Obama's ties to Ayers as well as convicted felon Antoin "Tony" Rezko and the minister Jeremiah Wright are potential sore spots. But Palin is equally vulnerable on her extremist “end of days” religious beliefs, her shameful treatment of rape victims, and her cronyism in office.

After one presidential debate and one vice presidential debate, McCain is continuing to lose ground to Obama among voters, especially independents, according to the latest poll.

Fortunately, voters seem to be more aware that dirty campaign charges are likely to be untrue and seem to have less tolerance for them this time around. If so, this could easily turn out to be another instance where the McCain campaign shoots itself in the foot.
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Oct 6, 2008 4:17 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Many often find the "truth" offensive..crying
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Oct 6, 2008 4:17 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
shawn0311
shawn0311shawn0311Melfa, Virginia USA2 Threads 19 Posts
Katie Couric is way more qualified to be in the VP role than Sarah Palin is laugh
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Oct 6, 2008 4:23 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
shawn0311: Katie Couric is way more qualified to be in the VP role than Sarah Palin is



doh

rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 6, 2008 4:30 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts
scold The whole mudslinging thing got old the last election. I am tired of the local politicians slinging BS every comercial break and smearing one anothers names. I live in one states and get comercials for a neighboring statedoh . I mean, come one. What do they expect me to do, I can't vote for or against canidates for other states. sigh
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Oct 6, 2008 5:00 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
shawn0311: Katie Couric is way more qualified to be in the VP role than Sarah Palin is




rolling on the floor laughing x 100,000
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Oct 6, 2008 5:28 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Don216
Don216Don216Cocoa, Florida USA1 Threads 611 Posts
shawn0311: Katie Couric is way more qualified to be the President than BHO is


FIXED FER YA!banana head banger cheering
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Oct 7, 2008 8:11 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
shawn0311
shawn0311shawn0311Melfa, Virginia USA2 Threads 19 Posts
Don216: FIXED FER YA!


You was close Don216, Katie Couric is actually more qualified than McCain and Palin. I fixed it completely now Don216. I hope the republicans love it laugh rolling on the floor laughing laugh rolling on the floor laughing peace dancing
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Oct 7, 2008 8:14 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
mindfful
mindffulmindffulChicago, Illinois USA307 Threads 9 Polls 25,009 Posts
common is magnetic
but magnetic isnt common

yay for the post but magnetic isnt even black

should he be reported for the misleading foto?

rolling on the floor laughing



<<<thinks common is bombblushing
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Oct 7, 2008 8:25 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Magnetic: Obama isn't above attacking McCain's character – on the issues. He released an ad on Sunday (Oct. 05) that calls the Republican "erratic" — a suggestion that at 72, McCain's age might be a factor, according to the Associated Press. "Our financial system in turmoil," an announcer says in Obama's new ad. "And John McCain? Erratic in a crisis. Out of touch on the economy." The ad may question his competence, but not his patriotism or his race or suggest that a U.S. Senator is un-American and friendly to terrorists.

In this case, though, the “terrorist” is not some Middle Eastern radical who has threatened America, but William Ayers, who was a member of the Vietnam-era Weather Underground in a radical 1960s group that went out of existence more than 40 years ago. The implication of her remark is false to the point of absurdity.

Ayers and Obama happened to worked on community boards long after Ayers’ renounced his radical youth. Ayers also hosted a political event for Obama early in his career. But there is no evidence to suggest they were “pals” or that Obama subscribed to Ayer’s radical beliefs during the 1960s, when the war in Vietnam sent hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets in protest.

In fact, Obama was a child when the Weathermen were planting bombs, and he has denounced Ayers' radical views and actions on more than one occasion. "It's a giant changing of the subject," Jenny Backus, a Democratic strategist told the Associated Press. "The problem is the messenger. If you want to start throwing fire bombs, you don't send out the fluffy bunny to do it. I think people don't take Sarah Palin seriously."

Palin, however, has little to lose. Only a minority of voters take her seriously on the issues. Her strength is her charm, and she can throw mud up against the wall with little recourse to her already low credibility. If it sticks, mission accomplished. If not, she can smile her way through it while McCain keeps his distance. The only saving grace is the fact that Palin didn’t deliver the remarks with much conviction. Hopefully it’s a sign that even she has some shred of decency.

The McCain campaign is desperate to return the focus of the campaign back on Obama. During the credit meltdown, most of the nation has been focused on the economy, and Obama has steadily gained in the polls. In the last 30 days of the campaign, many undecided voters will finally start focusing on the race and start making up their minds about the candidates.

Obama's ties to Ayers as well as convicted felon Antoin "Tony" Rezko and the minister Jeremiah Wright are potential sore spots. But Palin is equally vulnerable on her extremist “end of days” religious beliefs, her shameful treatment of rape victims, and her cronyism in office.

After one presidential debate and one vice presidential debate, McCain is continuing to lose ground to Obama among voters, especially independents, according to the latest poll.

Fortunately, voters seem to be more aware that dirty campaign charges are likely to be untrue and seem to have less tolerance for them this time around. If so, this could easily turn out to be another instance where the McCain campaign shoots itself in the foot.



News organizations are finally looking into Ayres, Resko and the rest of the Chicago Clan. It's seeping out finally. OH....bad news, Feds raided Obama's old community organizing front; ACORN in Nevada. rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 7, 2008 8:27 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Oh, quick question. Where's the racism? I'm sure you can find it if ya look hard enough...but I'm not seeing it. Please clarify. confused
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Oct 7, 2008 8:40 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
mindfful: common is magnetic
but magnetic isnt common

yay for the post but magnetic isnt even black

should he be reported for the misleading foto?


<<<thinks common is bomb
You mean the PIC of a young Bob Marley?mumbling
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Oct 7, 2008 8:48 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Conrad73: You mean the PIC of a young Bob Marley?



I think they've already given him 1 warning. If it's not his photo, he could be a goner. laugh
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Oct 7, 2008 8:52 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Indyfella: I think they've already given him 1 warning. If it's not his photo, he could be a goner.
Oh he will be back,his Ilk always will!frustrated doh
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Oct 7, 2008 9:03 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Alfalfa
AlfalfaAlfalfaTybee Island, Georgia USA21 Threads 2 Polls 816 Posts
Magnetic: October 5, 2008By TheImproper.com
John McCain, Sarah Palin



On the campaign trail over the weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin assailed Obama for “palling around with terrorists.” The effort was patently racist and clearly tried to tie Obama to Middle Eastern terrorists, when nothing could be further from the truth.


Patently racist?!! The focus is on Ayers who is WHITE and a US Citizen (embarrassingly). Liberals spew so much hate and nonsense an independent can never hold on to anything they say.
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Oct 7, 2008 9:06 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
lusciousmile
lusciousmilelusciousmileThere, Aland Islands Finland31 Threads 2 Polls 17,895 Posts
mindfful: common is magnetic
but magnetic isnt common

yay for the post but magnetic isnt even black

should he be reported for the misleading foto?


<<<thinks common is bomb



I thought, wow, a chance for me to hook up with a celeb! shock wow


Common- Mistaken identity! doh crying sad flower
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Oct 7, 2008 9:18 PM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
jlw45
jlw45jlw45lake Dallas, Texas USA101 Threads 1 Polls 21,759 Posts
Alfalfa: Patently racist?!! The focus is on Ayers who is WHITE and a US Citizen (embarrassingly). Liberals spew so much hate and nonsense an independent can never hold on to anything they say.
exactly
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Oct 8, 2008 10:37 AM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Astrild
AstrildAstrildWooster, Ohio USA45 Posts
Magnetic: October 5, 2008By TheImproper.com
John McCain, Sarah Palin

With about a month to go before the November general election, the campaign of Republican John McCain is getting desperate. In revealing moment, McCain showed just how low he is ready to go to wrest votes from Democrat Barack Obama.

On the campaign trail over the weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin assailed Obama for “palling around with terrorists.” The effort was patently racist and clearly tried to tie Obama to Middle Eastern terrorists, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Palin’s attack, unsubstantiated and racially tinged, showed a clear change in direction for the campaign and a potentially changing role for her. In this election, where voters seem to be particularly intolerant of mud-slinging, McCain may come to regret the move. But it seems clear, at least at the moment, that Palin has taken up the same role as former Maryland Gov. Spiro Agnew, the vice presidential running mate of former President Richard Nixon, the GOP's godfather of dirty campaign tricks.

Agnew was used as a vicious campaign attack dog smearing Nixon’s opponents, the press and anyone else to play on the prejudices of voters. Meanwhile, Nixon was allowed to remain above the fray.

Since then, Republicans have become known for dirty personal attacks. George H.W. Bush criticized Democrat Michael Dukakis over the furlough granted to Willie Horton, a black convicted murderer who raped a woman and stabbed her companion after his release. The Vietnam-era Swift Boat attack Democrat John Kerry created a cloud around Kerry’s war record, enough to off-set the fact that George W. Bush dodged the war in the Texas National Guard. After the election, too late to help Kerry, the Swift Boat attack was widely discredited.

It worked back then, but it could easily backfire now. The time and the mood of the public are clearly different.

Here's how Palin recently tried to paint Obama: "Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country," she told a group of donors in Englewood, Colo.

The attempt to smear Obama was deliberate. Palin repeated the line at three separate events Saturday (Oct 4). "This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America," she said. "We see America as a force of good in this world. We see an America of exceptionalism."

Palin was talking about William Ayers, a member of the Weather Underground, who blew up government buildings and thereatened judges in the 60's. That's why she said "terrrorists who would target their own country". Ayers is a white American. He is unpenitent and was quoted as saying 'he wish he'd done more' in an article that ran on 9/11. He lives near Obama and they have had close ties for years. I think it's racist NOT to hold Sen Obama accountable for his associations and the judgements he's made in the past, when he's running for our nation's highest office. For me, Senator Obama just hasn't done enough good to offset his negatives. He is an excellent speaker, but what has he done?
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Oct 8, 2008 10:41 AM CST Sarah Palin's Racist Smear Campaign Against Barack Obama
Does the Bob Marley Picture really fit the OP?confused rolling on the floor laughing
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