Monday, September 15, 2008

McCain To Media: I'll Lie If I Want To

I was shocked to read this on Talking Points Memo yesterday, a conservative operative actually said something that was true. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers told the Politico during an interview "We're running a campaign to win. And we're not too concerned about what the media filter tries to say about it." This was his answer to a question about the increased media scrutiny of the campaign's lies, exaggerations, and fictional claims.

So basically this McCain spokesman was saying they are going to lie their heads off if they think it will help them win. And let me tell you, they really believe that lying will win them the Presidency of the United States, and that's all that matters to them. They also believe there is nothing anyone can do to stop them. They have taken to heart the lessons of their mentor, Karl Rove.

Just how baldly is John McCain lying? He's lying so egregiously that, dday noted on the blog Hullabaloo, even Karl Rove thinks McCain's gone too far. The women of the View felt compelled to call McCain on his lies (McCain of course just lied some more). The AP which has been completely in the bag for John McCain is saying the "Straight Talk Express" has detoured into doublespeak. Even Fox News' Megyn Kelly was downright indignant, on the air, about the McCain campaign's dishonesty. Columnist Paul Krugman may have summed it up best when he described the McCain campaign as a Blizzard of Lies.

To win this election John McCain has thrown away his honor and given control of his campaign to men who now are making a circus of this election, leveling unserious and dishonest accusations, and don't care if they are called on it, because they figure they can get 51% of the election before anyone notices.

It is time that Barak Obama, Joe Biden, and the entire Democratic party confront the disaster that is current Republican party head on, no punches pulled, and point out they have no honor, no integrity, no honesty, and a track record of failure so large it cannot be understood.

The media is giving the Obama campaign an opening to set the narrative. They have to seize it.

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