Sunday, October 05, 2008

McCain lie counter lurches to 104 lies

John McCain has already run the most dishonest campaign for the presidency in recent history. Here's the latest gem:
Five Ohio Papers: "Tax Cutter" Ad Repeats Exaggerated Claims, Gets 0 out of 10 on Truthfulness Scale. "RATING: 0 on a scale from 0 (misleading) to 10 (truthful) ... ANALYSIS: During Thursday's vice presidential debate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin repeated the exaggeration that Sen. Obama voted 94 times to increase taxes. According to, the total includes seven votes that would have lowered taxes for many, while raising them on corporations or affluent individuals; 23 votes were against tax cuts; and 17 came on seven different bills. A closer look reveals Obama has consistently voted to restore higher tax rates on upper-income taxpayers, but not on low- or middle-income workers. Over the next decade, Obama's spending plan would result in a national debt $1.2 trillion smaller than under Republican Sen. John McCain's plan, according to the Tax Policy Center." [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/4/08:]
Fact checking organizations are going to have their work cut out for them. John McCain has announced that he is poised to launch an unprecedented campaign of lies and smears in an effort to reverse his losing streak. I think its McCain's complete disregard for the truth that is responsible for McCain's slide in the polls.

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