Saturday, August 2, 2008

McCain strategy: LIE

John McCain continues to lie about Obama's tax plan, even after his lies have been exposed by independent fact checkers.
Lying is a tried and true Republican strategy (i.e... "moral values," SBVT, et...), particularly effective since their constituency tends to be the less educated and aware - you know, the kind of people who base their vote on fear, buzz words and slogans like cut n' run, tax n' spend, Obama is a Muslim, etc .... without having the foggiest idea of the truth.

McCain and his campaign repeated at least two lines of attack against Obama, which when first said in early July, were called "bogus," "wrong," "inflated" and "misleading" by independent fact checkers.

At his town hall today, McCain repeated that Obama wants to raise taxes on those making as little as $32,000 a year and in his campaign's response to Obama's event in Springfield, Mo., today, repeated that "...Obama’s bad judgment led him to vote in support of higher taxes 94 times...."

For a thorough debunking of the "$32,000 lie" and the lie that "Obama voted for higher taxes 94 times" -- see here and here.

McCain's desperate strategy now includes repeated lies, and that is documented.

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