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McCain suggests Obama tax policies are socialist

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Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of favoring a socialistic economic approach by supporting tax cuts and tax credits McCain says would merely ...

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Gag order

Sand Springs, OK

#1 Oct 18, 2008
McCain's tax policies are for the Multinational Corporation.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081018/ap_on_bi_...

www.savelongisland.org/news2.html
McSlime

Port Washington, NY

#2 Oct 18, 2008
McCain's Robo-Slime Campaign

By Greg Sargent - October 18, 2008, 5:20PM

The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN are now getting serious about picking up on the story of John McCain's robo-slime campaign, all weighing in with pieces that endeavor to demonstrate the true breadth and scope of McCain's under-the-radar smear effort.

The Times piece is here. WaPo's is here. And you can watch CNN's report on the video below.

The Times piece hits directly hits on two key points: First, the calls are "misleading," as the paper puts it, perhaps too delicately. And second, the calls show McCain yet again jettisoning a formerly claimed principle as he faces the increasingly likely prospect of defeat. As the paper notes, McCain high-mindedly denounced such tactics when he was the target of them in 2000, and again during the GOP primary this year, when he described the robo-slime being directed at him as "scurrilous stuff."

It's worth stepping back to ponder what's really going on here. While McCain and Sarah Palin try to persuade you that they're running a relatively clean campaign and don't question Obama's patriotism or love of country, they are running an enormous shadow campaign to smear Obama in the ugliest of ways, one that's designed to portray him as a friend of terrorists, as a vaguely sinister other, as not genuinely committed to defending our country, and as callously indifferent to the lives of newborn babies.

Thus, while Palin was sweetly claiming yesterday that she knows "Obama loves America," her and McCain's campaign were funding thousands upon thousands of calls telling battleground state voters that Obama put "Hollywood above America" during the crisis negotiations, that Obama and Dems merely "say" they want to keep you safe and "aren't who you think they are," and that Obama has "worked closely" with a "domestic terrorist" whose group "killed Americans."

There are two McCain campaigns operating simultaneously right now. There's the one that McCain and Palin are running in front of the cameras, and then there's the subterranean robo-slime campaign, which is bombarding thousands upon thousands of voters with multiple messages that McCain would never associate himself with in the glare of the klieg lights. That's the real story here.

“Big City of Dreams”

Since: Oct 08

Bronx

#4 Oct 18, 2008
When all else fails, attack someones patriotism.

A lot like that other Mc, McCarthy !

as in McCarthyism !

It's all the McLiar campaign has left now, finger pointing, slander and lies. He and the pit bull deserve each other.

Obama '08 !!
Unbelievable

Plainfield, NJ

#5 Oct 18, 2008
McSlime wrote:
McCain's Robo-Slime Campaign
By Greg Sargent - October 18, 2008, 5:20PM
The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN are now getting serious about picking up on the story of John McCain's robo-slime campaign, all weighing in with pieces that endeavor to demonstrate the true breadth and scope of McCain's under-the-radar smear effort.
The Times piece is here. WaPo's is here. And you can watch CNN's report on the video below.
The Times piece hits directly hits on two key points: First, the calls are "misleading," as the paper puts it, perhaps too delicately. And second, the calls show McCain yet again jettisoning a formerly claimed principle as he faces the increasingly likely prospect of defeat. As the paper notes, McCain high-mindedly denounced such tactics when he was the target of them in 2000, and again during the GOP primary this year, when he described the robo-slime being directed at him as "scurrilous stuff."
It's worth stepping back to ponder what's really going on here. While McCain and Sarah Palin try to persuade you that they're running a relatively clean campaign and don't question Obama's patriotism or love of country, they are running an enormous shadow campaign to smear Obama in the ugliest of ways, one that's designed to portray him as a friend of terrorists, as a vaguely sinister other, as not genuinely committed to defending our country, and as callously indifferent to the lives of newborn babies.
Thus, while Palin was sweetly claiming yesterday that she knows "Obama loves America," her and McCain's campaign were funding thousands upon thousands of calls telling battleground state voters that Obama put "Hollywood above America" during the crisis negotiations, that Obama and Dems merely "say" they want to keep you safe and "aren't who you think they are," and that Obama has "worked closely" with a "domestic terrorist" whose group "killed Americans."
There are two McCain campaigns operating simultaneously right now. There's the one that McCain and Palin are running in front of the cameras, and then there's the subterranean robo-slime campaign, which is bombarding thousands upon thousands of voters with multiple messages that McCain would never associate himself with in the glare of the klieg lights. That's the real story here.
This story means nothing as the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN are all part of the Obama campaign. Otherwise they would be talking about the dirty ads Obama ran comparing Mccain to Rush Limbaugh. They would be investigating Obama's drug use instead of Cindy Mccain's use of painkillers, and they would be covering the disgusting Obama rallies where supporters yell obscenities about Sarah Palin and wear Sara Palin is a c--- t-shirts. The only use for the New York Times and Washington Post are for paper training dogs and to be put in birdcages. And as far as Obama's tax increase only affecting individuals making 250,000 or more, if anyone believes that I have a bridge to sell them. His spending plans will require a tax increase the scope of which has not been seen in American history and will be a new welfare plan to take money from the working americans and spread it around to those who don't work.

The real problem with this campaign is that John Mccain is running against a candidate like Obama, who does not hesitate to lie, and to who the media will not investigate, and not call on lies. As a result due to the total loss of journalistic integrity, we will be faced in tough times with one of the worst and inexperienced presidential candidates in American history.
McSlime

Port Washington, NY

#6 Oct 18, 2008
Unbelievable wrote:
<quoted text>
This story means nothing
How are those blinders? Socially limiting?
Sal Harpton

Freeport, NY

#7 Oct 18, 2008
I do not hear anyone denying that O's plan is Socialist, if not Communist. Wake up NY'ers, with the cost of living here, we will be hit hardest by this tax plan.
For The Love Of God

Shoreham, NY

#8 Oct 18, 2008
Will someone please give McCane a warm glass of milk, change his diaper and put him to bed? Doling out one trillion dollars to bail out big financial companies isn't socialist? This old fool and his gun-totin moll are just too embarrassing to take seriously.
Unbelievable

Plainfield, NJ

#9 Oct 18, 2008
McSlime wrote:
<quoted text>
How are those blinders? Socially limiting?
The blinders are great. How is the kool-aid.
Jane from Babylon

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Oct 18, 2008
Robin Hood
Obama Hood
same thing
pat

AOL

#11 Oct 18, 2008
mcnasty will say and do what evser he can to belittle a man who is kicking his old ass!! He is and old boar, and dumb as a doorknob. we need a real leader , and that is not mccain!!!i would not call that fool palin and kind of real leader either..
Jane from Babylon

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Oct 18, 2008
Unbelievable wrote:
<quoted text>
This story means nothing as the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN are all part of the Obama campaign. Otherwise they would be talking about the dirty ads Obama ran comparing Mccain to Rush Limbaugh. They would be investigating Obama's drug use instead of Cindy Mccain's use of painkillers, and they would be covering the disgusting Obama rallies where supporters yell obscenities about Sarah Palin and wear Sara Palin is a c--- t-shirts. The only use for the New York Times and Washington Post are for paper training dogs and to be put in birdcages. And as far as Obama's tax increase only affecting individuals making 250,000 or more, if anyone believes that I have a bridge to sell them. His spending plans will require a tax increase the scope of which has not been seen in American history and will be a new welfare plan to take money from the working americans and spread it around to those who don't work.
The real problem with this campaign is that John Mccain is running against a candidate like Obama, who does not hesitate to lie, and to who the media will not investigate, and not call on lies. As a result due to the total loss of journalistic integrity, we will be faced in tough times with one of the worst and inexperienced presidential candidates in American history.
i'm afraid we might go back to the Carter days--high unemployment and high interest rates, but the American people seem to prefer style over substance and even if Mickey Mouse was running, he would be ahead in the polls because they are tired of the Bush years.(actually, Mickey is just a newly registered democratic voter in Ohio though, so I doubt he'll run in this election.).
McSlime

Port Washington, NY

#14 Oct 18, 2008
Unbelievable wrote:
<quoted text>
The blinders are great. How is the kool-aid.
I wouldn't touch anything McSlime and McLipstink are serving.
Unbelievable

Plainfield, NJ

#15 Oct 18, 2008
McSlime wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't touch anything McSlime and McLipstink are serving.
Your response reminds me of Keith Olbermans response to John Mccain, mean spirited and lame.

Blue Obama Cult

Greenwich, CT

#16 Oct 18, 2008
The Obamessiah will "spread the wealth" in the tradition of Huey "share the wealth" Long of the 1930's. The soon to be less affluent fools here in New York who vote for him will have their pockets picked the most. Poetic or financial justice at its best! YES WE CAN!
Jim

Nashville, TN

#17 Oct 18, 2008
McCains policies are socialist as well.

only thing different is his are for the Wealthy.
djm

Chicago, IL

#18 Oct 18, 2008
McSlime wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't touch anything McSlime and McLipstink are serving.
Kool Aide along with your mean spirited [email protected]?
OK here ya go

Port Washington, NY

#19 Oct 18, 2008
Unbelievable wrote:
<quoted text>
Your response reminds me of Keith Olbermans response to John Mccain, mean spirited and lame.
Well boo effin hoo to you!

And have another McSlime flavored Kool Aid.
OK here ya go

Port Washington, NY

#20 Oct 18, 2008
djm wrote:
<quoted text>
Kool Aide along with your mean spirited [email protected]?
Learn to spell, McMoron.
Chong

New York, NY

#21 Oct 18, 2008
The purchase of bank stock by the feds - sponsored by Bush, orchestrated by Henry Paulson and supported by McCain - is also socialist.

Once again, McCain is a pot calling a kettle black.

The poor old fool doesn't even know what he is saying. How sad.
middleclass

Phoenix, AZ

#22 Oct 18, 2008
Sal Harpton wrote:
I do not hear anyone denying that O's plan is Socialist, if not Communist. Wake up NY'ers, with the cost of living here, we will be hit hardest by this tax plan.
O's Plan is not socialist. If you make less than $250k you won't be hit at all, currently those making over $250k get an additional 20% cut you get 4%.
When Repubs don't like something they label it - socialism, Communism, Terrorism, Arab.
Bush policies just forced us to give Wall Street - 1.3 trillion dollars, that was socialism.
Obama is suppose to be communist, Muslim, socialist - all code words for not like us.

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