Palin says Obama friendly with terrorists

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  1. edonline

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    Palin says Obama friendly with terrorists | Politics | Reuters

    Palin says Obama friendly with terrorists

    Sun Oct 5, 2008 10:04am EDT

    By Jason Szep

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (Reuters)- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin accused Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday of "palling around with terrorists," marking a shift to a nastier tone in the White House race.

    The remark was dismissed by Obama as "gutter politics" but appeared to reflect an effort by Sen. John McCain's campaign to target Obama's judgment as the Illinois senator solidifies his national lead and gains an edge in vital battleground states a month before the November 4 election.

    It came shortly after McCain's campaign called Obama a liar and just days after both candidates urged Congress to set aside partisan politics to pass a $700 billion financial rescue package in a bid to revive credit markets.

    "There is a time when it's necessary to take the gloves off and that time is right now," Palin told thousands of supporters at a rally in a sports arena in Carson, California.

    Earlier at a fundraiser in Englewood, Colorado, she departed from her usual speech to question Obama's character.

    "Our opponent though is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough that he is palling around with terrorists who would target their own country," Palin said of Obama, also calling him an embarrassment.

    Palin cited a New York Times story on Saturday that examined Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, a former member of the Vietnam War-era militant Weather Underground organization who is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Times concluded they were not close.

    In Costa Mesa, California, after raising $2 million from donors, the Alaska governor said she and McCain would "start to tell Americans more and more aggressively, I guess, about the choices" in the election.

    The tougher tone comes as McCain struggles to move the theme of the election away from the economy, an issue that has helped Obama build leads in key states, including several won by Republicans in the last presidential election in 2004.

    Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan said, "Today, the McCain-Palin team took their discredited, dishonorable campaign one desperate step further, announcing that they were going to try 'turning a page on this financial crisis' and launching more personal attacks on Senator Obama."

    "Instead of offering solutions for working Americans and families struggling through a failing economy, they have offered more gutter politics and false attacks," he said in a statement.

    'BALD-FACED LIE'

    Speaking at a fundraiser in Asheville, North Carolina, on Saturday night, Obama made no direct reference to Palin's remarks but told supporters he would continue to run a positive campaign.

    "Most of all (people) are tired of the politics of distraction, the politics of division ... that says that the way to win an election is simply to run nasty ads and lie about their opponents," he said.

    Obama served with Ayers on the board of a foundation in Chicago, and has said he was only 8 years old when the Weather Underground committed its best-known bombing. He has also noted that former President Bill Clinton pardoned two members of the group during the last days of his presidency.

    Earlier, McCain's campaign called Obama a bald-faced liar in reference to how he characterized the Republican's plan to reform health insurance.

    "When you read the fine print, it's clear that John McCain is pulling an old Washington bait and switch. It's a shell game," Obama said of McCain's plan to reform health insurance.

    "He gives you a tax credit with one hand but he raises your taxes with the other," Obama told about 18,000 supporters in Newport News, Virginia.

    McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds shot back: "Barack Obama is lying to voters. ... It's a bald-faced lie."

    After a week where congressional negotiations over the financial rescue package dominated the campaign, Obama had hoped to use his rally in Virginia to refocus the political discourse on health insurance and economic policy.

    Some 45 million Americans live without coverage and others worry about losing coverage if they lose their jobs in the economic slump.

    Both campaigns say they will improve access to health insurance and make care more affordable. On Saturday, both campaigns derided the other's plan as "radical."

    McCain and Obama will get to spar in person on Tuesday when they meet for the second of three nationally televised presidential debates, this one in Nashville, Tennessee.
     
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    McCain's campaign would seem to be entering the "say-anything-because-we're-losing-anyway" mode.
     
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    Just like the now-banned Trinity. Say anything...do anything. Say any lie. There must be mass hysteria now in the Republican ranks.

    When the fact is Bush has done more for terrorist recruiting than 9/11.

    The next 30 days will be a slew of lies from the corrupt plutocratic theocratic Republican Machine.

    They are about to lose EVERYTHING.

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    Yeah, I hate to say this, but the terrorists won. Our economy is in shambles in part due to this irrelevant war in Iraq and that was Al Qaida's ultimate plan when they attacked the World Trade Center. Linking Obama with terrorists might make a nice zinger for a 24 hour news cycle but it's not going to play out. Nice try, though.
     
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    Remember Hillary's "kitchen sink" campaign? Didn't work then, heck it might turn people off the McCain ticket.
     
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    It's almost like McCain/Palin are trying their best NOT to win.
     
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    Watch out dude! You might be gettin' an all inclusive stay in GitMo for that one. :wink:
     
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    Yep scooped up off the street and taken to a secret CIA prison with no writ of Habeas corpus. Locked up in the dungeon like the royals used to do to peasants.
     
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    She is risking the security of our nation and border-lining on treason with those comments. She better watch her step.
     
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    I thought it was clear to everyone by now it's "Party Before Country'. It's actually party, self, family, then country now.
     
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    The real sad truth is that the terrorists could NOT have won without the collusion of Republican policies and the Idiotic 'strategies" of Bush.


    All Bin Laden did was knock down a few buildings and kill a few thousand people.

    But every single objective he could ever have had in attacking the US was HANDED to him on a silver platter by GW BUSH and the republican congress.


    The day after 9/11 the US had the sympathy of the whole world.

    Bush has managed to Turn that sympathy into Antipathy- has made us go from being the wounded hero, into being perceived world wide as the oafish bully.

    Bush has taken a hit to our economy, and turned it into devastation.
    Has taken the nation that stood for civil rights, and turned it into a nation that kidnaps and tortures innocent people for having Muslim names.

    The republicans have steadfastly eroded the nobility and prestige of the United States- and turned our presence in the world into something other nations see as ugly and destructive.

    Way to go, republicans....


    What should you expect from assholes who patently claim to HATE government?

    A hateful government.
     
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    Not really. Great Britain and possibly a few Western European countries demonstrated some sympathy. No one else gave a fuck.

    Most countries in the East will hate the US regardless of what happens. Very similar to the way that liberals like yourself will hate Republicans regardless of what happens.
     
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    More republican lies.

    I was in China when it happened- people were crying in the streets...

    There were expressions of sympathy from nearly every nation on earth.
    Even MUSLIM nations.


    And Bush managed to make US look like the bad guys.

    Managed to make Saddam Hussein look GOOD to those Iraqis who have survived our idiotic invasion.


    And Mc Cain wants to kill even more muslims that had nothing to do with 9/11.
    More murder- more children maimed

    And we have to order even more granite on which to carve the names of our own fallen sons and daughters.
     
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    Not true. There was support from all over the world. NATO invoked a clause to defend a fellow member for the first time. There were even prayer vigils in Iran.



    Are you aware of the definition of treason? It doesn't include lying about one's political enemies.
     
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    The prayer vigils in Iran were touching I'm sure. FYI, NATO really, really needs the U.S. The U.S. represents the majority of NATO's military strength. Tony Blair was outspoken about supporting us and our cause. France and Germany were, well, France and Germany.
     
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    Don't forget, Iran also gave complete compliance and assistance with the United States and the Northern Alliance in defeating the Taleban.
     
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    Actually, if you watched international news, including sources like Al Jazzera News, you would have seen that people DID care. It was the complete arrogance and stubbornness of our administration with their hunger to "bomb first and ask questions later" that turned off other countries and some of our allies.

    No. Liberals tend to hate most Republicans for their blatant hypocrisy, and the inability to use any kind of logic, real tolerance or common sense.

    And BTW, most countries in the East do not hate the USA. They're just constantly frustrated with the BS our current administration has put the rest of the world through. I should know... I did spend two weeks in Jordan and Israel this year and didn't have to worry about some radical Islamic terrorist or suicide bomber coming to eliminate the American Infidels that were staying at a nearby hotel. Regular people in these countries do not resent us. However, if we listen to Bush and his cronies that's exactly the message we'll get. Grant it, I wasn't where the fighting is actually happening, but the impact of the war is prevalent in every country nearby. Some of my sightseeing was less than an hour away from the Iraq border, which is closer than most common people has EVER been to a war zone in their lifetime. You should try to watch some other news source, like CNN International or even Al Jazzera English to find out what they really think. Faux News doesn't know a damn thing about the Middle East.
     
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    I think you'll agree here:

    The World Isn’t So Dark

    Ever since WWII, America has tended to make its strategic missteps by exaggerating dangers.
     
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    You'll have to forgive her, Sarah Palin is only repeating what she read in the tabloids. That is, seeing how she can't name anything else that she's read lately ?
     
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    I can't believe the things this woman says..., dumb and cunning is a lethal combo. And the public will still vote for her.
     
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