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Meet Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor, Liar in Chief, NY Times exposes Obama’s campaign ads full of lies

September 26th, 2008 · No Comments

These are the lies that Mark Halperin was hinting at:

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for Mr. Obama, said the campaign stood by its advertisements.

“Our ads discuss serious differences on critical issues like stem cell research, Social Security and energy policy,” Mr. Vietor said. “John McCain’s ads are about Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, and have been called some of the most frivolous and dishonest ads in campaign history.”

Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for Mr. McCain, said, “It’s bad enough that Barack Obama fictionalizes his own record, but it is a disgrace that he lies about John McCain’s.”

The disputed spots from Mr. Obama coincide with a significantly increased advertising push by his campaign and the Democratic National Committee that has taken a decidedly negative tone in the past few weeks, perhaps reflecting the natural progression of a tight campaign. CMAG, a group that tracks political advertising, said Thursday that the $10 million Mr. Obama had spent over the previous week on advertisements represented a nearly $4 million increase from the week before.

Here are Mark Halperin’s highlights:

–Regarding radio ad running in Wisconsin and other contested states saying McCain has stood in the way of federal financing for stem cell research: “Mr. McCain did once oppose such federally supported research but broke with President Bush to consistently support it starting in 2001 (his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, does not support it).”

–Regarding Virginia ad highlighting McCain’s votes against incentives for alternative energy, saying he supports tax breaks for “one source of energy: oil companies”: “Mr. McCain’s proposed corporate tax break would cover all companies, including those developing new sources of power.”

–Regarding TV ad targeting elderly voters saying McCain supports Bush’s plan of “cutting benefits in half” for Social Security: “An analysis of Mr. Bush’s plan that would have applied to upper-income Americans retiring in the year 2075.”

–Regarding a Spanish-language TV ad linking McCain to Limbaugh’s remarks on Mexicans: “The advertisement implies Mr. Limbaugh is one of Mr. McCain’s ‘Republican friends,’ and quotes Mr. Limbaugh as calling Mexicans ’stupid and unqualified.’ Mr. Limbaugh has written that his quotes were taken out of context and that he was mocking the views of others.”

Here is the fall guy, in Chicago politics you always have a fall guy that covers for your lies, Vietor’s primary job in this election has been to fulfill that role, Obama will throw him under the bus, that is the Obama way, Obama politics - Chicago style.

Obama spokesman, liar in chief, Tommy Pinocchio Vietor

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