Rove says McCain is Lying

 | September 15, 2008 2:40 PM

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All over the internet everyone is talking about Karl Rove, in a Fox News interview, saying that McCain has gone too far in his attack ads.

McCain has gone in some of his ads — similarly gone one step too far and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100-percent-truth test.
Karl Rove says McCain, Obama have gone too far

Some of my Republican friends might point out that much of the press is highlighting Rove’s comments about McCain and are not pointing out that he made similar comments about Obama.  But considering the source of the comment, Karl Rove, the Republican pioneer of the perfect sleaze campaign, and that the interview was on Fox News, it’s amazing that this was even aired.

From my view point I think the criticisms leveled at McCain are fair.  First, McCain has in the past always tried to portray himself as the honorable one who would never do negative campaigning.  But his current campaign is incredibly negative which sends the message that McCain will do and say whatever is necessary to win.  Recently I saw an ad here in California that made all sorts of statements about Obama including the bald faced lie that Obama would raise taxes on the middle class.  This is not true, Obama is actually going to lower them while McCain has no tax plan except to keep  tax cuts for the wealthy.  McCain’s campaign is not positive, it is not about building, it is about fear.

One Response to “Rove says McCain is Lying”

eyeman wrote a comment on September 16, 2008

Where do you get all these cartoons/pictorials to go with your entries? They’re more interesting then the actual blog, :-). Just kidding.

I read that article and thought it was fair. You don’t think Obama is smearing McCain? The latest one about how McCain doesn’t know how to use email implies that he is old and behind the times, but the fact is that he can’t type because of his war injuries. He and his campaign knows that but chose to portray it to mislead.

Care to comment?