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Obama: The Evils Of Negative Campaign Ads

If the Olympics gave a gold medal for hypocrisy, Obama would be able to put it next to his Nobel Prize and Grammies:

Obama: "If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up! If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things."

That is just one example of the things Obama has said in the past about the evils of negative campaign ads.

Here are a few more, courtesy of the Alabama Republican Party:

Obama Said Negative Ads “Do The American People A Disservice By Trying To Distract Us From The Very Real Challenges That We Face.” OBAMA: “All of those negative ads that he’s running won’t do a thing to lower your gas prices or to lift up the debate in this country. The fact is, these Washington tactics do the American people a disservice by trying to distract us from the very real challenges that we face.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks In Cedar Rapids, IA,7/31/08)

Obama Warned Of “Slash And Burn, Say-Anything, Do-Anything Politics That’s Calculated To Divide And Distract.” OBAMA: “So I expect we’re going to see a lot more of that over the next few days. More of the slash and burn, say-anything, do-anything politics that’s calculated to divide and distract; to tear us apart instead of bringing us together. Well, that’s not the kind of politics the American people need right now.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks, Columbus, OH, 11/2/08)

Obama Said “If You Don’t Have Any Fresh Ideas, Then You Use Stale Tactics To Scare Voters.” OBAMA: “Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” (Senator Barack Obama, Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO, 8/28/08)

Obama Said “If You Can’t Beat Your Opponents Ideas, You Distort Those Ideas And Maybe Make Some Up.” OBAMA: “Deep down, Senator McCain knows that, which is why his campaign said that ‘if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’ That’s why he’s spending these last weeks calling me every name in the book. Because that’s how you play the game in Washington. If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas and maybe make some up.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks in Canton, Ohio, 10/27/08)

Obama Said “If You Don’t Have A Record To Run On, Then You Paint Your Opponent As Someone People Should Run Away From. You Make A Big Election About Small Things.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks in Canton, Ohio, 10/27/08)

Obama Vowed To “Fire” Any Of His Staff Who Attacked His Opponents Personally. “In a news conference today, Mr. Obama vowed to fire anyone on his staff who was looking into the personal lives of a candidate in the Democratic field . He was responding to a question asked about research pertaining to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.” (Jeff Zeleny, “Obama’s Vow On Opposition Research,” The New York Times’ “The Caucus” Blog, 12/15/07)

Obama Said: “I Do Not Want To See Research That Is Involved In Trying To Tear People Down Personally.” OBAMA: “I have been very clear to my campaign. I do not want to see research that is involved in trying to tear people down personally … If I find out that somebody is doing that, they will be fired. And I have been absolutely crystal clear about this, and I have been clear about this for a very long time.” (Jeff Zeleny, “Obama’s Vow On Opposition Research,” The New York Times’“The Caucus” Blog, 12/15/07)

But that was then and this is now.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama: The Evils Of Negative Campaign Ads”

  1. JohnMG says:

    …..”But that was then and this is now……”

    And this is now, but it is the same as it was then. He’s still lying and he’s still as full of carp as a Christmas goose.

    My most fervent wish is that he not only lose in November, but that he lose by such a humiliating margin that his head explodes. I wish no evil to befall him, but I do hope the soul-less creature gets everything he deserves.


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