Friday, August 08, 2008


For some reason lie and liar are one of those forbidden words in politics, equivalent to accusing someone of raping a goat. But John "I approved this message" McCain is lying, even if that's literally impossible given his straight talking Maverickyness. Good for the Obama camp for actually calling it what it is:

This ad is a lie, and it's part of the old, tired politics of a party in Washington that has run out of ideas and run out of steam. Even though a host of independent, nonpartisan organizations have said this attack isn't true, Senator McCain continues to lie about Senator Obama's plan to give 95% of all families a tax cut of $1,000, and not raise taxes for those making under $250,000 a single dime. The reason so many families are hurting today is because we've had eight years of failed Bush policies that Senator McCain wants to continue for another four, and that's what Barack Obama will change as President.