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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:33 PM
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Wexler: McCain Attack On Obama's Holocaust Museum Visit "Shameful"
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Wexler: McCain Attack On Obama's Holocaust Museum Visit "Shameful"


Florida Democrat Robert Wexler isn't pleased with the McCain campaign's decision to attack remarks made by Barack Obama during his visit today to Israel's Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem.

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Wexler called it "shameful" and "unconscionable" that the McCain campaign is "using Senator Obama's somber visit to Israel's Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem as a backdrop to score cheap political points instead of focusing on the security needs of the nation."

Wexler, who was one of Obama's most high-profile Jewish surrogates during the primary season, added that Obama's trip "is a time to strengthen America's historic relationship with our ally Israel and to renew our nation's commitment to Israel's right to self defense and security."

Earlier Wednesday, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds contrasted Obama's invocation of the familiar cry "never again" with a past statement in which the Illinois Democrat suggested that United States could not deploy troops whenever and wherever genocide is taking place.

Wexler said the McCain spokesman's attack "smacks of desperation and I urge Senator McCain to denounce this unconscionable statement and join Senator Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki in supporting a safe and secure redeployment of American troops from Iraq."
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:36 PM
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1. McCain's campaign doesn't know when to quit shooting itself in the foot
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:40 PM
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3. Desperate times calls for desperate measures
and McSchizo is completely out of control and it is only July so by October he will be in the Insane Asylum like "Girl, Interrupted" (Coot, Interrupted)
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:41 PM
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4. At this point, McCain has shot himself in the foot so many times, he must be a centipede!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 12:41 PM by hisownpetard
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:37 PM
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2. Wexler's a firebrand.
I remember watching him at the RBC committee meeting and thinking he was amazing.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:44 PM
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5. "Smacks of desperation"
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 12:53 PM by Kristi1696
This is becoming the unofficial motto of the McCain campaign.

Joe Klein said it yesterday regarding McCain's BS "Obama would rather lose a war than an election" stunt. Now Wexler says it again today.

I have to say, I concur.

ETA: link to Klein's piece.
http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2008/07/mccain_meltd...
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:47 PM
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6. McCain's lifelong nastiness of personality is beginning to show through.
This kind of shady, uncouth, uncivil, unwarranted behavior is the hallmark of McCain's life.

I think it hurts him. The only people that respond positively to that kind of attack are his most hardcore supporters. No undecided voter is going to see this obvious heckling of Obama as a reason to support McCain or reject Obama.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:50 PM
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7. I was so impressed with Obama's appearance there and his words
were meaningful and beautiful. My Jewish neighbors were very impressed, and I think they're repubs....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:14 PM
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8. mccain is fast becoming the
loose cannon that sinks ships like his own.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:16 PM
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9. Pathetic desperation can be ugly.
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:01 PM
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10. not a centipede...just holey
:rofl:
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