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Republicans pounce on HUGE gaffe by Obama!!!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spinning27, May 27, 2008.

  1. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Obama told a story about a great-uncle who helped liberate Auschwitz.

    Whoops! It was actually Buchenwald.


    Here's the damning Fox link: http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/05/27/recollection-of-obama-familys-service-missing-key-details/

    The RNC is giddy over its discovery: “Barack Obama’s dubious claim is inconsistent with world history and demands an explanation. It was Soviet troops that liberated Auschwitz, so unless his uncle was serving in the Red Army, there’s no way Obama’s statement yesterday can be true. Obama’s frequent exaggerations and outright distortions raise questions about his judgment and his readiness to lead as commander in chief,” said RNC Press Secretary Alex Conant.

    Seriously, people. We've got a war going on. A housing crisis. A crappy dollar. Rising oil prices.

    This is the best the Republicans have got?
  2. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I didn't know Buchenwald was liberated by Muslims.
  3. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    Yes, I saw that story on CNN. I had to check the comments just to see whether anyone was buying the RNC's bullshit. Thankfully, they aren't. Almost every poster said it was quite a reach and a non-issue. That Wright thing got pretty hairy, but this is flat dumb. The RNC PR people who ran with this should be embarrassed.
  4. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    That's the funny part about this "controversy." It actually sheds light on Obama's family background, which Republicans would much rather not come to light. They'd clearly prefer people to think he's a Muslim.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    At least he wasn't lying about his own "military" service. ::)
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    This is just the tip of the ol' iceberg. The repubs will likely use anything at all, no matter how insignificant or prejudiced, to slander Obama.
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    This is clearly more egregious than McCain's Iranian/Al-Qaeda in Iraq/Sunni-Shia errors.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Unfortunately, I'm sure the comments on FNC are very different.
  9. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    I'm sure the "Fair and Balanced" folks are giving this one a thorough vetting.
  10. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    What a trivial thing, shouldn't even be reported on.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So Obama is a commie black nationalist and a sleeper agent for Islamo-fascists? Amazing stuff. Didn't realize the RNC was such a stickler for details.
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