Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Let's Expose the Lies

I just read on the Washington Post that Clinton is relenting on her intent not to debate Obama on MSNBC. Good.

Then I read some of the comments left by readers. Some were thoughtful, some provocative; the usual mix.

Except that some were liberally sprinkled throughout by bots. At least two versions of the same "story" were repeated several times among the comments. They were stories regarding some thoughtless words spoken by Obama's preacher friend regarding a missing teenage girl. I have no idea if the story is true or not. I do know that this is a deliberate smear and it's only the beginning what promises to be a gigantic smear campaign - probably unparalleled in our history.

I think we who are informed, and who hate the right wing lies, owe it to America to prepare ourselves to fight fight fight. We cannot allow this sewage to be dumped raw into the American conscience. I think we need something concerted. I'm not sure how this can be done. I'm not talking about a reverse smear campaign. I'm talking about an offensive defense. Not only point out the lies (which will require research to verify), but even more importantly, point out and condemn the liars and the Republican Party and their candidate by extension. When they shout their lies, we need to scream the truth.

Any ideas on how we can make this broadband?

1 comment:

Beth said...

I think at this juncture there are a lot of Hillary operatives out there spreading crap about Obama as well - not just the Repubs. I don't think it's going to be easy to smear Obama ...first of all I don't think the country is in the mood for it. The atmosphere is much different than in 2004.I think people see him and they like his young, fresh face. He's very likeable and that comes across (I think it's the ears :) Hillary is in a bad spot because if they try to take him down - people are going to turn on her....she will be toast and loose support. She's going to have to hit him hard and beat him with facts on the issues or she's done. She's no longer the favorite and even her own base is begining to crack and peel away. You still have those hard core kool aid drinking Republicans that are going to pull that ugly stuff but they aren't the majority of the country or the majority of Republicans thank God. Obama has a massive organization in place and lots of money. The races in Ohio and Tx are going to tighten. Most people I talk politics with here in Ohio - are going to support Obama in March the 4th.