9/10/08 Class Blog
Obama accuses McCain campaign of ‘lies’
Recently, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama accused John McCain’s campaign of “lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics”, claiming that he used a sexist comment about McCain’s newly elected Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Obama responded back by saying “I don’t care what they say about me but I love this country too much to let them (republicans) take over another election with lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics. Enough is enough.”
The reference that Obama was making about Swift-boat politics was to the 2004 group called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. This was the same group that made public announcements questions John Kerry’s military record in
Obama took some heat for a comment he made that was accused of being directed towards Palin, saying, “you can put lipstick on a pig… its still a pig…” This comment may have stemmed from Palin’s speech last week during her Vice Presidential acceptance speech mentioning that lipstick was the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit-bull.