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    John McCain raised questions about Barack Obama's background and questioned the Illinois senator's truthfulness at a rally in New Mexico Monday, one day before the two White House hopefuls square off at the second presidential debate. The comments, which came hours after Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin publicly questioned Obama's patriotism while raising questions about connection to onetime radical William Ayers, are among McCain's harshest language to date on the campaigning trail and signal the campaign is ratcheting its attacks on the Illinois senator with less than 30 days remaining until Election Day.

    "I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people," McCain will say according to prepared text sent out by his campaign. "And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn’t seek advice from a Chicago politician." McCain delivered the remarks at a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the hardly-fought battleground state where the latest CNN poll of polls shows the Arizona senator trailing slightly.

    "My opponent’s touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned," McCain also said. "For a guy who’s already authored two memoirs, he’s not exactly an open book. It’s as if somehow the usual rules don’t apply, and where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he is above all that."

    The new language is part of the McCain campaign's effort to move away from the country's economic crisis as the primary narrative on the campaign trail, aides told CNN's Dana Bash earlier Monday. McCain, the aides say, will try to reframe the economic issue into an overall theme that Obama is still a virtual unknown, and is not the right person to steer the country through its current financial turmoil.

    "All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government? What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama?" McCain said.

    The Obama campaign quickly responded to the comments, calling McCain the "one truly angry candidate in this race.

    “On a day when the markets are plunging and the credit crisis is putting millions of jobs at risk, the one truly angry candidate in this race kept up his strategy of ‘turning the page’ on the economy by unleashing another frustrated tirade against Barack Obama," Spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

    My opponent has invited serious questioning by announcing a few weeks ago that he would quote — “take off the gloves.” Since then, whenever I have questioned his policies or his record, he has called me a liar.
    Rather than answer his critics, Senator Obama will try to distract you from noticing that he never answers the serious and legitimate questions he has been asked. But let me reply in the plainest terms I know. I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people. And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn’t seek advice from a Chicago politician.

    My opponent’s touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned. For a guy who’s already authored two memoirs, he’s not exactly an open book. It’s as if somehow the usual rules don’t apply, and where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he is above all that. Whatever the question, whatever the issue, there’s always a back story with Senator Obama. All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government? What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama? But ask such questions and all you get in response is another barrage of angry insults.

    Our current economic crisis is a good case in point. What was his actual record in the years before the great economic crisis of our lifetimes?
    This crisis started in our housing market in the form of subprime loans that were pushed on people who could not afford them. Bad mortgages were being backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it was only a matter of time before a contagion of unsustainable debt began to spread. This corruption was encouraged by Democrats in Congress, and abetted by Senator Obama.

    Senator Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed. But the truth is I was the one who called at the time for tighter restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could have helped prevent this crisis from happening in the first place. Senator Obama was silent on the regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and his Democratic allies in Congress opposed every effort to rein them in. As recently as September of last year he said that subprime loans had been, quote, “a good idea.” Well, Senator Obama, that “good idea” has now plunged this country into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

    To hear him talk now, you’d think he’d always opposed the dangerous practices at these institutions. But there is absolutely nothing in his record to suggest he did. He was surely familiar with the people who were creating this problem. The executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have advised him, and he has taken their money for his campaign. He has received more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any other senator in history, with the exception of the chairman of the committee overseeing them. Did he ever talk to the executives at Fannie and Freddie about these reckless loans? Did he ever discuss with them the stronger oversight I proposed? If Senator Obama is such a champion of financial regulation, why didn’t he support these regulations that could have prevented this crisis in the first place? He won’t tell you, but you deserve an answer.

    Who is the real Senator Obama? Is he the candidate who promises to cut middle class taxes, or the politician who voted to raise middle class taxes? Is he the candidate who talks about regulation or the politician who took money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and turned a blind eye as they ran our economy into a ditch?

    Is he the candidate who promises change, or is he the politician who has bought into everything that is wrong with Washington? We can’t change the system with someone who’s never fought the system.

    Washington is on the wrong track and I’m going to set it right. The American people know my record. They know I am going to change Washington, because I’ve done it before. They know I’m going to reform our broken institutions in Washington and on Wall Street because I’ve done it before. They know I’m going to deliver relief to the middle class, because that’s what I’ve done.

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain gets more aggressive: ‘Who is the real Barack Obama?’ « - Blogs from CNN.com

    Tomorrow night is going to be must see TV.

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    right, McCain has no issue with the truth.. despite 80% of his campaign being debunked as outright false.

    retard. fuck off and die finally.
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    "My opponent’s touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned,"

    What's funny about that is his own VP won't even participate in her own ethics investigation.

    "I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people"

    Actually, you do, Mcfuck. Because 99% of what comes out of your mouth is a fucking lie.

    What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama?" McCain said.

    What is YOUR plan for America? Because we haven't heard shit yet. And who is the real McTard? SInce every day you flip flop.

    FLIP FLOP FUCK. Gosh this old geezer is really really such a piece of shit, it's difficult to put it into words.

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    These people are desperate. Desperate times call for desperate measures - including making up shit, digging through their virtual underwear drawer - ANYTHING to make the other guy look bad. If you're a McCain believer, you'll fall for this stuff. I guess they're hoping that for the folks still on the fence, this wool that's being pulled over their eyes will fit, feel warm and fuzzy, and blind them from the truth. Sad, really.

    Now really - STFU.

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    Senator Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed.
    Oh my GOD, there has never been a bigger, blacker pot calling the kettle...I mean, really he must be preaching to his own supporters because they're the only ones willing to overlook the hypocrisy of that statement. Unbe-fuckin-lievable.

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    My blood pressure rises astronomically every time I read the verbal diarrhea coming from McCain or Palin.

    It's as if they are just making it up as they go along...I'm s-t-i-l-l waiting to hear how cutting more taxes makes McCain in any way different than Bush. It's like they've forgotten the 2000-2006 expriment that was the Repub's wet dream of policy - wage war, cut taxes, deregulate, blame the lower class. See result. Pitiful. This is NOT an honorable man.

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    Much of America is wondering who the REAL Obama is. Palin rally was amazing today!!!
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    It must be wonderful to live in your world where reality never interfers with your fantasies and all the trolls stay under the bridge.

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    Truly wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    Much of America is wondering who the REAL Obama is. Palin rally was amazing today!!!
    Yes, more lies and folksy garbage for morons who lap it up and can't be bothered to verify if th information is accurate.. the ayers thing, obama is a terrorist, USA! USA!

    derrrrr.
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    Who is the REAL Barack Obama? What does he REALLY want to do with Lady Liberty?

    I'm waiting for the hired lynch mob. Disgusting tactics on McCain's behalf. McCain is trying to tie a noose up in the tree, but his arms aren't long enough, it's not the 1950s anymore, no matter how much he wishes it was.

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    I'm going to have to stop reading this stuff. Truly I think my blood pressure does go up. I get so mad. I am so disapointed in McCain. I used to have respect for him, but between this and the Rolling Stone article I'm done. I have NO respect for him. I hope he has a stroke. How awful of me to feel like that.
    If I can't be a good example, then let me be a horrible warning.

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    Take a deep breath. We are all going to be ok...really
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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    Take a deep breath. We are all going to be ok...really

    Yes, once Obama is finally sworn in, things will get better.

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    I shouldn't click on these threads expecting to read anything more than stupid shit.

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