15 September 2008

McCain's Lies & Distractions - Let's Focus on Issues

Here’s a comment from a “loyal reader” of this blog, which I think is worthy of sharing:


I certainly agree with what you say, in your post about Palin. However, that is not the argument we should be having. McCain's whole campaign has been an effort to divert public attention from the issues that we face in this election. The economy! Social Security! The Deficit! The Iraq war! Invasion of our privacy! And all of Bush's assault on the working class that McCain supports.

I recommend that everyone review the positions of the two candidates. This info is available on their respective web sites:

Obama : http://origin.barackobama.com/taxes/ .

McCain : http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/ .

Our motto should be, "It's the issues, stupid!"

Name withheld….

PS: You may recall that earlier in the campaign, the McCain people made a big stink over Obama not wearing a flag pin on his lapel (to divert from the issues). Did you notice that, on the recent cover of News Week showing McCain and Palin, Palin is wearing a large, jeweled flag pin, but McCain is not? I don't think he wore one during his acceptance speech either. This a trivial point but I thought it a bit humorous.”

And, to this I only want to add that, I completely agree. The more we focus on the Palin distraction is the more we shift our focus from the McCain lies and promises to continue the disastrous policies of the Bush administration.

There’s an old political axiom that no one wins by getting into a “pissing” contest with a skunk. But, that doesn’t mean we have to back down on the issues, or the smear campaign, or the lies coming from the McCain camp. We need to stay on the issues, be prepared to rebut and challenge every shibboleth and canard and not get caught up in the distractions. We must be knowledgeable of McCain's real position. And while it is fun to make screw of McCain's nitwit running mate, we need to exercise care that we do not allow that to become our focus--McCain promises to administer Bush's third term. We do not want that.

Here’s a Obama video going after the lies!

And, issues? Here’s a look some issues driving people to vote Republican.

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