POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Frank Rich: the McCain-Palin pattern of lies is just as insidious as Bush-Cheney’s lies selling the Iraq war

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 21, 2008

Frank Rich writes in today’s NYT …

  • McCain, Sarah Palin and their surrogates keep repeating the same lies over and over not just to smear their opponents and not just to mask their own record.
  • Their larger aim is to construct a bogus alternative reality so relentless it can overwhelm any haphazard journalistic stabs at puncturing it.
  • Just as the Bushies once flogged uranium from Africa, so Palin ceaselessly repeats her discredited claim that she said “no thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere.
  • Nothing is too small or sacred for the McCain campaign to lie about.
  • Half of voters now believe in the daily McCain refrain that Obama will raise their taxes.
    • In fact, Obama proposes raising taxes only on the 1.9% of households that make more than $250,000 a year and cutting them for nearly everyone else.

For the entire Frank Rich column, click … http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/opinion/21rich.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

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One Response to “* Frank Rich: the McCain-Palin pattern of lies is just as insidious as Bush-Cheney’s lies selling the Iraq war”

  1. maureen hanahan said

    Maureen Dowd, New York Times, said: “The Repubicans have to lie.
    the truth is not their friend right now…We have to get angry
    ..Mock them mercilessly…they’ve earned it.” Maureen Hanahan,
    Stuart, Fla.

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