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Obama Tries To Get Ads Pulled – Again

Once again, Mr. Obama has gone running to Mommy.

From the Politico:


Obama seeks to take down NRA ad

The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association.

“This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama’s position on the Second Amendment,” says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. “For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement.”

The ad, “Hunter,” conflates Obama’s anti-gun stances of the 1990s with his current, more pro-gun, stand, and was chided for inaccuracy in The Washington Post, an item to which Bauer’s letter refers.

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam, who provided the letter, said it shows clear evidence that the ads are “hurting him,” and stood by their substance. He also provided a copy of the NRA’s own letter to the stations and memo disputing the Post story, after the jump. He also said the ad is running only in Pennsylvania at the moment.

The Politico has the NRA’s very substantial documentation at the link.

But, man, what a whiner Obama is.

And what a hypocrite, especially in view of the blatant lies he puts in almost every one of his ads.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 25th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Obama Tries To Get Ads Pulled – Again”

  1. Exeter says:

    For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement.”

    Is this a veiled threat? Sounds to me like the Anointed One is threatening to pull the stations’ licenses if they continue to air the ads.

  2. marinetbryant says:

    Donations to Presidential campaigns from lawyers and lobbyists, as of 9-2-08:

    Obama, Barack $24,279,665

    McCain, John $8,801,162

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/sectors.php?sector=K

    Tom

  3. Is this a veiled threat? Sounds to me like the Anointed One is threatening to pull the stations’ licenses if they continue to air the ads.

    Bing bing bing bing bing! We have a winner.

    Exeter, you hit the nail. On. The. Head. Who here doesn’t honestly think Obama won’t crap on the First Amendment if elected president? He will. He’s doing it now.

  4. gipper says:

    Where’s the Department of Justice when you need them, right Barack?

  5. wirenut says:

    I’ve never had a rift with anyone that promotes freedom. Ever since I understood what the NRA stands for , I’ve licked a stamp and have sent what I could . How can you belittle the 2nd and then be for the 2nd , if you do not truly believe in the 2nd . We only have free speech because of the 2nd . Little by little the PC will do away with these “old and arcane” rights . Voter beware! Politicians have led to more deaths than any manufacturer of fine arms ever has . This nut is no different .
    Deny me my 1st, and you will get the 2nd .

  6. 1sttofight says:

    Without the 2nd, you do not have the 1st.

  7. Zeusshiloh says:

    It is interesting to see history repeat itself, and watch as the liberals try to deny that they are following the steps of many socialistic dictators and other nuts from the past.

    As Liberals love to compare conservatives as Nazi’s, one needs to remember that the Nazi movement was a Socialistic movement. One of the earliest things that Hitler did was to outlaw the private ownership of firearms. However, Hitler had his SA put a stop to any one who happened to publish facts about him that he disagreed with.

    As I told my son last night, we need to stop calling them Liberals, and instead call them Marxists.

  8. sheehanjihad says:

    This strikes me as obama complaining because he had been assured of complete MSM cooperation to get him elected, and when a station runs an ad contrary to his version of things, he bitches and implies retaliation. Whoever paid for this election will take care of the miscreant station, you can count on it. Socialists will not tolerate anyone out of step with their agenda.

    Obama cannot afford any gaffes in his bid for power either. The ad will be pulled, and replaced with one showing McCain bankrolling a suicide vest factory in Yemen instead. The media is all about the truth you know.

  9. wardmama4 says:

    The NRA has a $10 associate ‘membership’ – it does not give you any of the bennies that a regular membership does – but is the cheapest way to support them.

    Obama has consistently been anti-gun ownership and has slid a little toward the right verbally – since the DC gun ban was found un-Constitutional and he dropped in the polls. He and his minions have used that lame ‘a staffer filled out the questionaire’ bs since 1996 – it no longer washes – if he can’t stand the heat, perhaps he should get out of the race.

    I agree – Without the 2nd Amendment, there would be no 1st Amendment.

    And with this little stunt – Obama is attempting to put an end to both.

  10. BillK says:

    Life NRA member here – once I realized I couldn’t conceive of a time I wouldn’t agree with them.

  11. Reality Bytes says:

    “Talk to tha hand cause tha face ain’t listenin.” Holmes!


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