McCain’s Campaign of lies-Palin No Iraq Visit?

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McCain’s straight talk has become a toxic mix of lies and double-speak. It is leaving a permanent stain on his reputation for integrity, and it is a short-term strategy that eventually will backfire with the very types of independent-thinking voters that were so attracted to him.

John McCain released an ad this week making the accusation that Barack Obama supports sex education for five-year-olds. The ad says:

Education Week says Obama ‘hasn’t made a significant mark on education,’ that he’s ‘elusive’ on accountability, a ‘staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly.’

“Obama’s one accomplishment? Legislation to teach ‘comprehensive sex education’ to kindergartners. “Learning about sex before learning to read? Barack Obama. Wrong on education. Wrong for your family.”

The facts are: Obama said that he did not support telling youngsters about explicit information about sex. The bill specifically mentions that instructional material must be age appropriate. It specifically mentions teaching children how to “say no to unwanted sexual advances” and “nonconsensual physical sexual contact.” The legislation was not sponsored by Obama and it didn’t pass, so calling it one of his “accomplishments” is absurd. Politifact.com rates this claim LIAR-Pants on Fire!

Now the next revelation in the ongoing saga of lies from the McCain/Palin campaign to unfold is that, according to a new report, Governor Palin didn’t go to Iraq as the campaign claimed.

Palin made an official visit to see Alaskan troops in Kuwait in July of 2007. There, she made a stop at a border crossing with Iraq, but did not actually visit the country, according to a new report in the Boston Globe.

Earlier, McCain aides had said that Palin visited Iraq, and expressed indignation at questions about her slim foreign travel. The campaign also said she had been to Ireland; that turned out to have been a refueling stop.

Comments from an Obama aide Tommy Vietor had this to say.

He described the new revisions to Palin’s account as part of a growing pattern of deception. “The McCain campaign said Governor Palin opposed the Bridge to Nowhere, but now we know she supported it. They said she didn’t seek earmarks, but now we know she hired a lobbyist to get millions in pork for her town and her state. They said she visited Iraq, but today we learned that she only stopped at the border. Americans are starting to wonder, is there anything the McCain campaign isn’t lying about?”

Later, the Obama campaign sent out a Bloomberg report that states: McCain-Palin Crowd-Size Estimates Not Backed by Officials.

McCain aide Kimmie Lipscomb told reporters on Sept. 10 that an outdoor rally in Fairfax City, Virginia, drew 23,000 people, attributing the crowd estimate to a fire marshal.

Fairfax City Fire Marshal Andrew Wilson said his office did not supply that number to the campaign and could not confirm it. Wilson, in an interview, said the fire department does not monitor attendance at outdoor events.

As a rebuttal from the McCain Campaign; “The 23,000 figure was substantiated on the ground,” McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said. “The campaign is willing to stand by the fact that it was our biggest crowd to date.”

Lies, more lies, and cover-up of the lies.. McCain/Palin not a class act…

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6 thoughts on “McCain’s Campaign of lies-Palin No Iraq Visit?

  1. I am so sick of this shit!! Are these people totally incapable of telling the truth about ANYTHING??

    Palin not only politicized 9/11 by linking it to Iraq in her speech to the soldiers deploying to Iraq, but it turns out the ceremony with her speech was HELD on 9/11, but they don’t deploy until the END OF THE MONTH!!

    http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/523703.html

    “Thursday’s deployment ceremony was held on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., but Private First Class Track Palin and his unit won’t actually ship overseas until later this month, according to military officials. Once the group gets to the country, they will be in northern Iraq, likely the province of Diyala, and Track Palin will help provide security for the brigade’s commander and deputy commander. The unit will be in Iraq for a year.”

    These people have NO shame. None! Nada! Nixt! Nessuno!

    You know they held this ceremony ON this day just for her campaign, to make her look more patriotic than her opponents (specifically, Senator Biden whose son is also being deployed to Iraq. I guess if her son deploys ON 9/11, then that trumps his son being deployed on a different day..).

  2. You go muse… :) The McCain/Palin campaign have really gone too far…

    The Fact Checkers have McCain blazing in Fire; for lying so much.. Their ads are really an all time low, they should be ashamed.

  3. I thought this was one of the most despicable things I had seen yet. This made me almost madder than the GOP playing that terrible 9/11 “tribute” at their convention to get the crowd into a lather before McCain came on to give his”speech”.

  4. I agree with you completely. The McCain campaign keeps finding new ways that are even slimier than the last. I’m throughly disgusted at this point. I can’t even image how anyone can defend them…. Palin is just as bad as McCain is, but she reminds me of another Cheney.

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