"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ruthless  Republican Robocalls Reiterate Their Rubbish And Lies.  They Must Be Held Accountable In A Big Way.


To Start with I suggest the everyone call this number and keep their phones busy with the message that you  thank them for helping you make up your mind and your vote will be for anyone but McCain/Palin anyone but A Republican for any office!


Call: The Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500.


A harsh new round of robocalls— at least the third in a series — attacks Obama for having "worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers" whose group "killed Americans."


Robocalls are a relatively inexpensive way to deliver a negative message, and used to be seen as an under-the-radar way to do it, though that's no longer really true. The ad comes just hours after McCain dismissed the issue: "I don't care about an old, washed-up terrorist," he said.


The script:  Click here to listen to the robo call!


Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. capitol, the Pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans. And Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they take control of Washington. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the judgment to lead our country. This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500.


I spoke to women who got the call in Wisconsin and New Mexico, and a Democratic official said they'd also had reports of it in Northern Virginia, Maine, Florida, Missouri, and North Carolina. Other readers report getting the call in Ohio and Indiana. Shaun Dakin has a report from Pennsylvania.


Greg Sargent has reported on two earlier calls.


New McCain Campaign/RNC Robocalls Question Whether Obama And Dems Really Want To Keep Us Safe


By Greg Sargent - October 16, 2008, 12:17PM


The McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee are pumping stark new robo-calls into Virginia that assert that Barack Obama isn't "who you think" he is and subtly question whether he and his fellow Democrats really want to keep us safe.


The insinuations in the call -- which was sent our way by a Virginia reader -- go considerably beyond the McCain campaign's official message about Obama and national security, meaning this is another under-the-radar effort to push a more lurid message than might be considered acceptable in broad daylight.


Give it a listen:








"Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats aren't who you think they are," the call says. "They say they want to keep us safe, but Barack Obama said the threat we face now from terrorism is nowhere near as dire as it was in the end of the Cold War. And Congressional Democrats now want to give civil rights to terrorists."


Note the effort to sow doubts by saying Obama and Dems "aren't who you think they are" and that they merely "say" they want to keep us safe.


The claim about Dems and civil rights for terrorists seems to be a reference to Congressional Dems' support for habeas for terror suspects. And the assertion about Obama and the Cold War appears to be a distorted reference to this recent claim by Obama:


"Iran, Cuba, Venezuela -- these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us."


The robocall closes with a stark suggestion that Obama and Dems can't be trusted on national security. "John McCain and his party allies understand the threats we face," it says. "When you vote, vote for the team you can trust to keep America safe."


Today's call comes after we reported here yesterday that the McCain campaign are pumping calls into multiple states claiming that Obama put "Hollywood above America," suggesting a massive last-minute robocall effort by McCain is underway as the race enters its final stretch.


Neither the McCain campaign nor the RNC immediately responded to a request for comment.


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