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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:40 AM
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McCain Camp Attacks Obama's Holocaust Museum Statement
Source: The Huffington Post

The McCain campaign implied on Wednesday that Barack Obama's commitment to preventing a future genocide was not sincere, attacking the Democratic candidate during his appearance at the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem.

In an early morning press release, entitled Obama on Genocide, McCain aide Tucker Bounds emailed reporters a quote from Obama's appearance in which the Illinois Democrat reiterated the cry "never again." He followed that quote with one taken a year ago from an interview that the Senator gave with the Associated Press in which he said that genocide or humanitarian crises were not a prerequisite for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq (a statement he has since walked back)

"Well, look, if that's the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces," said Obama, "then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now."

The message was fairly explicit: Obama's commitment to stopping future Holocausts is in doubt. Asked for clarification, McCain aide Michael Goldfarb responded:

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/23/mccain-camp-at...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:42 AM
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1. What a bunch of idiots! Yes, we'll admit it, 'Obama really does want
future Holocausts.'

Gimme a break! They are grasping at straws!
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:43 AM
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2. Is there anything more fucking low-class than attacking him when he
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 AM by wienerdoggie
appears at important international sites? And this is a total stretch--they couldn't even find a prior Holocaust quote to hit him with, just a general statement on when to send forces to stop genocide. Jesus, they're just desperately lashing out at ANYTHING. Next they'll be criticizing the way he shakes hands, or chews, or breathes.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:49 AM
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3. Oh yeah, that's classy
...and there can't possibly be ANY blowback. :eyes:

Another genius move by the McCain campaign.
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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:51 AM
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4. All McCain talks about is Obama
He's starting to sound obsessed.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 AM
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11. Obama is all RW radio talks about too...
then has the nerve to talk about his coverage in the MSM. It is incessant too... they hardly ever say a word about McCain.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:56 AM
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5. So McCain is saying Obama supports the genocide in Africa?
What an asswipe.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:58 AM
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6. Yes, clearly he flip-flopped and is now FOR genocide. Expect to see
a new pro-genocide plank in the Dem platform at Denver.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:14 AM
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12. No, McCain supports the african genocide, thus the snarky remark...
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:59 AM
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18. The Two Great Congo Wars
were 1996-97 and 1998-03

McCain was in the Senate, Obama was not.
McCain did nothing.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 AM
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7. One thing comes to mind...
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:34 AM
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16. heh
:toast:
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 AM
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8. Making more Shit Up McCain
McCain, do you have one honest bone in your body or are you too weak to stand on your own two feet?
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:00 AM
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9. Michael Goldfarb needs to understand that the U.S. is CAUSING a genocide in Iraq.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:05 AM
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10. McCain camp seething with jealousy.
They forget this little jaunt was their idea.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:17 AM
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13. This desperation by McCain tells me he is freaking out big time. Couple
this with his crying about the media hating him, his screw up about the surge.

Pathetic McCain, his real message here is No Israel, it is me that loves you more, not Obama!

Fucking neocons.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:22 AM
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14. about RW's whining regarding Obama
seems to me they are whining/attacking Obama because there's nothing good to spin about mccain
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:32 AM
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15. Oh plus we get another rationale for the Iraq war from the McCain camp
Prevent genocide!

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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:38 AM
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17. GOP stategists claim focus on Obama helps McCain-if on McC, then Obama wins.
Almost doesn't matter the content, if bad about McC and good about Obama-can't get through.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 AM
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19. This is beyond pathetic n/t
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