Thursday, October 23, 2008

please take a minute for something that is so obviously just

Hello Elizabeth's Blog Readers,

Across the country, people are picking up the phone, usually in the evening, and hearing a recorded voice recite vile smears about Barack Obama. The voice could be Rudy Giuliani's, or Sarah Palin's, or someone anonymous, but the pattern is the same: overheated rhetoric spreading distortions and lies designed to whip up fear or anger at Barack Obama.

The calls are so bad, even some Republicans have come out against them. Republican Senator Gordon Smith's spokesman said, "Senator Smith does not condone these sort of calls."

Susan Collins "urges the McCain campaign to stop these calls immediately." Even Norm Coleman in Minnesota has distanced himself from the calls.

It's time we get all Senators and House members on record about these calls. Follow this link to listen to a couple of these calls, and then fax or call your elected officials and urge them to condemn the McCain-Palin robocalls:

We've been working hard at to highlight these types of political tactics. We need to make these tactics unacceptable, make it politically painful to run these types of smear campaigns.

Our country deserves better than the slash-n-burn politics of the past. So fax or call your Senators and your Representative in the House and ask them to come out against these calls.

Brian Young


Anonymous said...

McCain-Palin 2008

Anonymous said...

hm...and using giuliani or palin's name is also a tactic to "whip up fear or anger." perhaps mr. young forgot obama's persistent campaigning against bush this year? guess mccain is too strong on his own that obama has to try to continue to find the nonexistent link between mccain and obama.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black !!!

Elizabeth Vicary said...

A puzzling saying, given that both pots and kettles are traditionally black, making the pot arguably hypocritical but certainly correct.

Anonymous said...

I honestly believe the Republicans decided to 'throw' this election. They know the economy's going to tank and they can't fix it, so it makes more sense to give it to the Democrats.

When they can't fix it either and things really get ugly, the ever-intelligent and memory-endowed Americans will blame the Democrats and we will suffer another 16 years of Reagans and Bushes before people get tired of nationalism, xenophobia, and libertarian propaganda (read: random wars and expanded corruption) and another Democrat is elected.

I'm still hoping for a miracle, and best wishes for Obama.... It just looks like a very difficult road for anyone.