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A Pro-Obama, Anti-McCain Email

I’m attempting to put together a pro-Obama, anti-McCain viral email. I have about 50 topics listed and I’m in the process of whittling them down and organizing them in a fashion. It’s directly inspired by this smear email debunked by Snopes. Here’s a taste of my attempt, which is based on the theory expressed by the philosopher Stephen Colbert that “reality has a well-known liberal bias”:

McCain called the media his “base.”

Actually true.

The media is “in the tank for Obama.”

Not exactly. The only study I’ve found about this is from July of this year and concludes that though the big TV networks (which were the only media studied) paid far more attention to Barack Obama than John McCain, they were tougher on Obama than McCain.

The media’s feeding frenzy over Sarah Palin was an unprecedented attack on a candidate for public office.

Not exactly. Does anyone remember the media frenzy surrounding Rev. Wright? Remember that infamous debate moderated by Charlie Gibson in which half the debate was about various smears? It took that debate and Obama’s nuanced race speech to “lance the boil.” Palin, so far, isn’t commenting all that much on these matters.

Obama’s campaign has been just as untruthful as McCain’s.

Not exactly. While both sides have stretched the truth, McCain’s campaign has told
Obama said several times that McCain wants to “continue a war in Iraq perhaps as long as 100 years.”

Not exactly. McCain has said that he’s willing to keep troops in Iraq for as much as 100 years, but he doesn’t anticipate them fighting the whole time, and he’s started talking about drawing down troops at some point in the unspecified future. Obama has stopped using this line of attack.

One of McCain’s closest friends and advisers who wrote McCain’s economic plan and who McCain said he would rely on and was expected to be Treasury Secretary, Phil Gramm, said “This is a mental recession…We sort of become a nation of whiners.

Actually True. After Gramm said this, McCain ditched him though, and McCain distanced himself from the comments, although he kept Gramm’s plans in place.

Joe Biden claimed that McCain has “hired to run this campaign” “the very people” who smeared McCain in the infamous 2000 primary in South Carolina against Bush.

Actually True. Or at least McCain has hired some of them. ABC News reported that McCain hired Tucker Eskew who was one of the people in Bush’s camp that McCain held responsible for the vicious campaign in South Carolina that derailed his campaign in 2000. Also, in 2007, he hired the same firm, Stevens Reed Curcio & Potholm, that made the Swift Boat ads he criticized in 2004 to work for his campaign.

McCain wants to tax my heath care benefits.

McCain has said in a number of his ads that Obama is going to raise taxes on the middle class.

Not at all. Obama pledged not to raise middle class taxes. Here’s a breakdown of the where McCain’s and Obama’s tax cuts would go:

McCain’s Tax Cuts:
Top 10% of Americans
Above $2.87 million                 -$269,364
$603,403 to $2.87 million           -$45,361
$226,982 to $603,402                 -$7,871
$160,973 to $226,981                 -$4,380
$111,646 to $160,972                 -$2,614
90% of Americans
$66, 355 to $111,645                  -$1,009
$37,596 to $66,345                       -$319
$18,982 to $37,595                       -$113
Up to $18,981                                -$19

Obama’s Tax Cuts:
Top 10% of Americans
Above $2.87 million                 +$701,885
$603,403 to $2.87 million         +$115,975
$226,982 to $603,402                     -$12
$160,973 to $226,981                 -$2,789
$111,646 to $160,972                 -$2,204
90% of Americans
$66, 355 to $111,645                  -$1,290
$37,596 to $66,345                     -$1,042
$18,982 to $37,595                       -$892
Up to $18,981                              -$567

Based on the graph created by the Washington Post to illustrate the analysis done by the Tax Policy Center.

Alan Greenspan said that the country can’t afford John McCain’s tax cuts.

Actually True. Greenspan said he would support the cuts if McCain also cut government spending – which McCain has pledged to do, but hasn’t explained what programs he would cut aside from eliminating earmarks which would account for less than half of a percent of the estimated cost of McCain’s tax cuts.

8 replies on “A Pro-Obama, Anti-McCain Email”

News-flash to Obama-controlled robots: why no mention in media of Obama plan to overthrow 51 Constitutions, each containing Peoples’ right to keep and bear arms?

I love it when people post dumb stuff. Read up on the emails you get before posting comments on something legit. Obama has said over and over (and proven it) that he supports the 2nd ammendment and would fight to protect it. He does believe in tougher regulation on assault rifles, which honestly, isnt that bad. I dont mind having to take the extra time to register my assault rifle.

I am a former obama suporter for the first time in my life I will vote a complete republican ticket obama is the most unqualified most unknown candidate he has the shady history with ayers that he has lied about from just a guy in the neighborhood to I thought he was reformed farricon wright resco how any one could accept these relationships and not question them is beyond me if it were Mcain or Palin the press would be all over it how can you accept the press and media shoving this down your throat are you all drinking the koolaid they did in jones town and look what happened there the FACTS he has voted to raise taxes 95 times 75% of his votes were present not yea or nay what the hell is that Palin has much more practical experience than obama ever has she has actually run something please take off the blinders think for your self do not let the media do it for you look at this link the last 30 seconds says it all

Obama’s political philosophies represent everything that is
wrong with our country. They represent the culture of government dependence
instead of self reliance; Entitlement mentality instead of personal
achievement; Penalization of the successful to reward the unmotivated;
Political correctness instead of open mindedness and open debate. If he is
successful, he may preside over the final transformation of America from being
the greatest and most self-reliant culture on earth, to just another country of
whiners and wimps, who sit around looking to the government to solve their
problems. Like all of western Europe. All countries on the decline. All
countries that, because of liberal socialistic mentalities, have a little less
to offer mankind every year.

Just wanted to say that I am working at a big Pharmaceutical company in Clayton NC and I support Barack Obama with all my being. I invite all my friends and colleagues to re-elect Obama in 2012!! I LOVE YOU OBAMA

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