Friday, September 19, 2008

Despicable lies? Does he really want to play that game?

Here's the transcript of Obama's new ad responding to the Gianna Jessen ad with some fact-checking interspersed: (transcript via Michelle)
[V]otes taken out of context accusing Obama of letting infants die. . .
Out of context? This isn't some last-minute amendment tacked on to an omnibus budget bill. The sole reason for the bill was to close the loophole in existing Illinois state law that permitted doctors to withhold lifesaving or comfort care from infants born alive during an abortion procedure. And only 9 people voted against it . . . including Obama. Looks like the other legislators understood the context all right.
It’s a despicable lie.

So what you're saying, Senator, is that lying as bad? Interesting. . .

Even the bill’s Republican sponsor said it’s untrue. Obama’s always supported medical care to protect infants.

Except, of course, Obama doesn't define "infant" as "born-alive fetus" but "wanted born-alive fetus."

Oh, so we're talking about McCain now? That's interesting, because that's not actually a McCain ad you're talking about, is it?

He’s running on a platform to ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.

No he isn't. McCain supports abortion for rape and incest. You're thinking of Palin here, who is not actually at the top of the ticket. I know you get confused about that sometimes.

Sleazy ads.

Oh yes. (Yours.)

Anti-the choice to let "born-alive fetuses" die!

That’s John McCain.
From the beginning of the ad.

I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message

John McCain’s Attacks: “the sleaziest ads ever”, “truly vile”

That's right kids! Lying is bad, John McCain is sleazy, and Barack can prove it by countering an attack McCain didn't make.

Come to think of it, John, maybe you should!

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