quinta-feira, 12 de junho de 2008

Fight the smears

The Obama campaign has set up a page on his website devoted to refuting - in detail - all the smears being churned up about him. I'm doing my bit for this "anti-swiftboating" campaign by spreading the word via this blog. Unfortunately, I can't sign up on Fightthesmears.com because I don't have a US zip code. If you do, please sign up and spread the word yourself! Visit Fight the Smears.com

It's a shame that the smearmeisters are trying to put Obama on the defensive to get him "off message". It's also a crying shame that someone would have to deny being a Muslim as if it were a crime. It's offensive to peace-loving Muslims everywhere.

Here are some of the smears/truths so far:

Smear: Michelle Obama Says “Whitey” On a Tape

LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word “whitey” from the pulpit of Trinity United

LIE: Blogger Larry Johnson writes “New and dramatic developments. This is a heads up. I'll post the news Monday morning by 0900 hours.”

LIE: Proven GOP sleazemeister Roger Stone says he has “credible that some indelible record exists” of a tape of Michelle Obama using the term “whitey”

LIE: Blogger: “Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women‚ Event.”

No Such Tape Exists

Smear: Barack Obama is a Muslim

LIE: Barack Obama is a Muslim

LIE: Barack Obama attended a radical madrassa

LIE: Senator Obama was sworn into the US Senate using the Koran

Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian

Spread the Word

Smear: Obama's Books Contain Racially Incendiary Remarks

LIE: A recent email forward allegedly quotes passages from Senator Obama's books related to race and religion. The majority of these are alterations, deliberate manipulations, and in one case, an outright fabrication of Obama's words.

Book Quotes are Truncated and Out of Context

Smear: Barack Obama Won't Say The Pledge of Allegiance/Won't Put His Hand Over His Heart

LIE: Barack Obama won't say the pledge

LIE: Barack Obama won't put his hand over this heart during the pledge of allegiance

View video of Barack leading The Pledge of Allegiance in the United States Senate

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