Friday, October 31, 2008

Today's Op-Ed

Konichiwa, Mudslingers (Original title) (turned to Twisting up the tall tales)

Imagine that you’re sitting in your house or your dorm or wherever you live. The phone rings. You answer it and you hear a person speaking on the other end. “Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC. You need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home and killed Americans.”

Ta-da! You’ve been robocalled! It’s one of the disgusting parts of an election year. And did you know that McCain is using the same firm that made robocalls against him during his 2000 campaign to make these robocalls?

Did you hear the one about McCain and Palin palling around with terrorists and other such people? Let me tell it to you.

McCain is friendly with G. Gordon Liddy, one of the men behind the Watergate scandal. Liddy has even donated money to McCain’s various campaigns. Palin’s husband, Todd, has been associated with an Alaskan secessionist party. Palin even recorded a video for one of their conferences! Who’s palling around with terrorists now, hmm? Can you say “hypocrite,” Senator?

Have you heard the claims that Barack Obama’s policy of “redistributing the wealth” is socialist and that he is a socialist? Well, there’s nothing much to them. Redistributing the wealth has been done before. It happened during the Great Depression with FDR. Even Ronald Reagan redistributed the wealth. Why aren’t the RNC and the McCain campaign acknowledging this fact? And guess what? Palin redistributed the wealth in Alaska as governor! Can you say “hypocrite,” Governor?

Did you hear about the McCain supporter/volunteer who claimed that she was attacked by a tall and menacing black man who carved a “B” into her face when he found out that she was a McCain supporter? Falsified and a hoax! Firstly, the letter “B” was backwards! Secondly, the story was started by Fox News and the McCain campaign, and spread from there. Personally, I don’t believe much that I hear from Fox News. And when I saw the picture on the news, before the hoax was broken, I could easily tell that she faked the attack. Who carves a “B” backwards into their face? Someone looking into a mirror!

And have you heard the claim that Obama is a Muslim and doesn’t go to church? Blatant lie! He’s a Christian who did go to the same church for nearly 20 years, until the Rev. Wright story came to the surface. And what about McCain and Palin’s religious associations? You don’t hear too much about McCain attending church, and as for Palin, that’s a whole new story. Her pastor in Alaska is a man by the name of Thomas Muthee. Basically, before he became a pastor in Alaska, he ran a woman out of an African town, claiming that she was a witch. What’s more is that during a sermon, Muthee said a blessing over Palin to keep the witches and evil spirits away from her. Can you say “hypocrite?”

Finally, Sen. McCain, what happened to the respectful and “straight talk” campaigning you promised? Your campaign is currently as straight as a circle and as clean as a pig. Thanks for destroying my faith in the party of Lincoln.

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