Obama Fights Back

I was really excited to hear on NPR today that Barack Obama’s campaign has decided to deal with slanderous accusations head on. They’ve put together a new site, Fight the Smears, that calls these accusations what they are: lies.

For example, the site responds to the smear that “Barack Obama Won’t Say The Pledge of Allegiance/Won’t Put His Hand Over His Heart” this way:

LIE: Barack Obama won’t say the pledge

LIE: Barack Obama won’t put his hand over this heart during the pledge of allegiance

TRUTH: View video of Barack leading The Pledge of Allegiance in the United States Senate.

It’s about time a candidate confronted such fear mongering. Check out the site to see more rumors dispelled, including those about his faith and his wife.

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2 Responses to Obama Fights Back

  1. Amanda says:

    Just another reason to like Obama.

  2. kevin says:

    Hi Karl, while we’re on the issue of ill-publicized political news stories, I ran across this article in the NYT regarding McCain’s $225,000 in credit card debt and the income streams of both candidates. I think it speaks volumes on their ideas of fiscal responsibility and I haven’t seen any coverage outside of this particular article. Then again, perhaps I don’t listed to as much NPR as I used to.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/14/us/politics/14disclosure.html?scp=1&sq=mccain%2C american express&st=nyt

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