THE AUDACITY OF SLANDER

When they aren’t launching viral smear campaigns on the sly, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has been busy promoting the ironic canard that John McCain is a liar.

The audacity of this charge was more than I could stand, so I wrote a piece for the American Spectator highlighting some of Obama’s whoppers. Here’s an excerpt:

Obama’s whoppers about McCain’s positions on health care, Social Security, and the mortgage crisis do not by any means exhaust his repertoire of mendacity. He still tells the stretcher about McCain’s willingness to stay in Iraq “for 100 years,” he hasn’t stopped misrepresenting the “$5 million” joke, and he continues to distort McCain’s positions on Afghanistan and immigration. Most ironically, he lambastes the Republican nominee for “lying.” Now that’s true audacity.

To read the rest of the article, go to here.

UPDATE:

It would appear that Obama’s whoppers have been so brazen that even the NYT felt obligated to point them out:

Obama has released at least five commercials that have been criticized as misleading or untruthful against Mr. McCain’s positions in the past two weeks.

That’s pretty tepid stuff, of course, but its about as hard-hitting as the Grey Lady is likely to get where “The One” is concerned.

Comments 5

  1. C. Bensing wrote:

    I read you article on American Spectator.
    Excellent summary of Obama’s lies.
    Obviously anyone who reads conservative blogs knows why he gets away with it.
    The MSM is the lefts mouthpiece, even more so this election cycle. Better minds than mine might be able to come up with replacements for these soviet type propaganda organizations and when they do I think the majority of the American public will be behind it. Even Democrats (ordinary people) I’m sure would like to hear unfiltered news. I can see a flood of new conservatives if this comes to pass.
    C. Bensing

    Posted 24 Sep 2008 at 2:47 pm
  2. Marc B. wrote:

    David, I know you’re not interested in balance here, but the McCain camp’s lies are from what I can see much bigger and more frequent than Obama’s. While both campaigns are guilty, McCain also tells lies about lies – there’s no end to his mendacity and he is clearly not fit to be your president.

    Posted 25 Sep 2008 at 6:12 am
  3. Matt Horn wrote:

    Well Marc, that should be easy to prove if they are so blatent. I’ll leave the rest to you.

    Posted 25 Sep 2008 at 10:01 am
  4. Marc B. wrote:

    I think the fact that Karl Rove has said the McCain ads have gone too far is all the evidence you need.

    Posted 25 Sep 2008 at 2:48 pm
  5. Matt Horn wrote:

    Not really. That is an opinion. You inferred that there were quantifiable events. Please elaborate.

    Posted 26 Sep 2008 at 9:32 am

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