Friday, September 12, 2008

The Media's Starting to Rip McLiar Apart, and It's About Damned Time...

How is it that you can get caught in a bald-faced, blatant lie, and still stand by the lie and claim it's true? How, exactly, does that work? 

McCain has now lied about Sarah Palin's record for requesting, as governor, earmarks for her state. He says she didn't. The RECORDS show, quite clearly, she did. 
McCain claims Obama called Palin a pig (which, quite frankly, she IS). But he didn't. He called the Republican Party a pig, and used the simile that trying to beautify a pig doesn't make it any less of a pig, in reference to McCain's BS promises to bring change to Washington, not at ALL in reference to Sarah Palin. McCain claims Obama wants Kindergarten children taught sex education. Again, utterly ridiculous and stupid. He DOES support teaching age appropriate sex education to help prevent sexual abuse. Isn't that IMPORTANT? I'd SURELY like my son and daughter to be aware of their bodies and know to run if someone, God forbid, attempts something with them (never mind that person would have to contend with me killing him, or her, with my bare hands).
NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday defended two debunked television ads attacking Democrat Barack Obama and claimed erroneously that running mate Sarah Palin never sought money for lawmakers' pet projects as Alaska governor.

Palin sought $197 million in so-called "earmarks" for 2009. In the previous budget year, she asked for earmarks worth $256 million.

McCain said he had chosen Palin because she would help to reform Washington, specifically cited curbing federal spending for earmarks. When pressed about Palin's record of requesting and accepting such money for Alaska, McCain ignored the record and said, "Not as governor she didn't."
Sorry, McLiars-R-Us. YOU'RE the one who's lying.

And here's that great one about the Bush doctrine:
When asked if she supported the doctrine, Palin replied, "In what respect?"
Um. Let's see. Considering the Bush doctrine states the US has the right to make preemptive strikes against terrorist, in what respect does she think? Going to get a Slupee at 7-11?

Then of course, there's the book banning thing. Who is she? Hitler? He liked to burn books too:
The McCain campaign defended Palin's much-criticized inquiry into banning books at her hometown library, saying her questions were only hypothetical.

Shortly after taking office in 1996 as mayor of Wasilla, a city of about 7,000 people, Palin asked the city's head librarian about banning books. Later, Palin told the librarian that she was being fired, although Palin backed off under pressure.

Taylor Griffin, a spokesman for the McCain campaign, said Thursday that Palin asked the head librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, on three occasions how she would react to attempts at banning books. He said the questions, in the fall of 1996, were hypothetical and entirely appropriate. He said a patron had asked the library to remove a title the year before and Palin wanted to understand how such disputes were handled.
Except, gee, what a surprise:
Records on the city's Web site, however, do not show any books were challenged in Wasilla in the 10 years before Palin took office.
And of course, McLiar's ads of lies about sex education and the pig/lipstick thing (which, by the way, McCain himself HAS used in DIRECT reference to Hillary Clinton):
McCain stood by two of his campaign commercials — one which said Obama favored comprehensive sex education for kindergarten students and another that suggested Obama had called Palin a pig. Both are misleading and factually inaccurate.

Obama, as an Illinois state senator, voted in favor of legislation that would teach age appropriate sex education to kindergartners, including information on rejecting advances by sexual predators. And while Obama told a campaign rally this week that electing McCain would be like "putting lipstick on a pig," he never used the phrase in connection to Palin.

"Those ads aren't true. They're lies," said "View" co-host Joy Behar.

"They're not lies," McCain said, insisting that Obama "chooses his words very carefully" and should never had made the lipstick remark.
And finally, McSame claims he hasn't changed:
McCain looked irked when Behar asked him whether he had jettisoned his independence as a candidate by appearing to be in "lock step" with President Bush's policies.

"What specific area have I, quote, 'changed?' Nobody can name it," McCain said.

McCain has changed positions on significant issues. For example, he once opposed Bush's tax cuts but now supports making them permanent. He had opposed lifting the ban on additional offshore oil exploration but now calls for drilling off the U.S. coast. He had been against mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions but now favors them.
This man is either a liar who refuses to understand we ALL know he's lying, or he's just not all there any more. In which case he's CERTAINLY not fit to be president.

Well, at least the polls are finally starting to reverse back in Obama's favor. Let's hope the trend holds and Obama has a clear, unequivocal victory.