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article imageOp-Ed: Barack Obama Whines Because John McCain Tells The Truth

By Susan Duclos     May 9, 2008 in Politics
It always amuses me how politicians accuse others of "smearing" them when the simple truth is stated. A top Hamas adviser "endorsed" Obama, McCain speaks about it, then Obama whines that he is being smeared.
Barack obama is whining and saying that John McCain is smearing him because McCain told Jon Stewart from The Daily Show, "an adviser for Hamas said they wanted Sen. Obama as president. ... It's indicative of how some of our enemies view America. I guarantee you they're not going to endorse me."
News for Obama and Obama supporters...when the truth is told, it isn't a smear, that is when someone lies and since a Hamas top adviser, Ahmed Yousef, told WABC radio, "We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance", John McCain's comment is not only the truth, it is spot on.
Obama's response is that John McCain is "losing his bearings" and is "smearing him".
His exact words to Wolf Blitzer were, "John McCain always says 'I am not going to run that kind of politics,' and to engage in that kind of smear is unfortunate, particularly because my policy toward Hamas has been no different than his", he then goes on to say, "I've said it's a terrorist organization and we should not negotiate with them unless they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and unless they are willing to abide by previous accords between the Palestinians and the Israelis. So for him to toss out comments like that I think is an example of him losing his bearings as he pursues this nomination. We don't need name calling in this debate."
Bottom line here is that John McCain told the truth and will continue to do so and Barack Obama doesn't like the truth being stated in this regards.
He better learn to get some thicker skin if he is chosen as the Democratic nominee to go against McCain in November becauseit is guaranteed that this is nothing compared to what will be said about him.
John McCain senior adviser, Mark Salter, also issued a response to Obama's words.
First, let us be clear about the nature of Senator Obama’s attack today: He used the words ‘losing his bearings’ intentionally, a not particularly clever way of raising John McCain’s age as an issue. This is typical of the Obama style of campaigning.
We have all become familiar with Senator Obama’s new brand of politics. First, you demand civility from your opponent, then you attack him, distort his record and send out surrogates to question his integrity. It is called hypocrisy, and it is the oldest kind of politics there is.
He goes on to point out something that others have noticed and that is that anytime anyone criticizes Barack Obama, it is called a "negative personal attack" and that Obama is trying to delegitimize the discussion of issues that raise legitimate questions about his judgment and preparedness to be President of the United States."
You can read the whole statement for yourself, but now that Obama has all but sewn up the Democratic nomination, at least unofficially, we can expect McCain and Obama to go at it like this from now until November.
The more the media learns, the more the conservatives will have to throw at him for the general election and that is the way politics works, whether he or his supporters like it or not.
Terrorists groups are making it known that they prefer Obama as president.
No spin needed when they have publicly stated it.
[Update] Barack Obama severed all ties with his Middle East policy adviser, Robert Malley, after the adviser disclosed that "he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas."
Some might say that disclosure was very bad timing.
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