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Obama Facts vs. McPain Lies!

This comes from Alan at n6vfp at Live Journal.

McCain Lies... Long List of Lies

Obama Will Raise Your Taxes
ACTUALLY : Obama's tax plan lowers taxes for almost all of the middle class - McCain is assuming Obama will repeal is own tax cuts once in office. factcheck.org

"Thanks, but no thanks" (repeated 36++ times)
ACTUALLY : Palin supported the Bridge, then opposed it, and kept the money for a bridge that won't be built. politifact.com

McCain refuses special interest money
ACTUALLY : McCain takes millions from big oil and foreign military contractors - and his campaign is run by lobbyists - mccainslobbyists.com

Sarah Palin commands the Alaskan National Guard
ACTUALLY : Sarah Palin has next to no authority to command the National Guard - vetvoice.com

McCain never asks for pork
ACTUALLY : Arizona keeps getting pork via McCain's influence. - politifact.com

Obama agrees that the economy is fundamentally strong
ACTUALLY : Obama disagrees with McCain's foolish claim. - CNN PoliticalTicker

Alaska Produces 20% of US Energy
ACTUALLY : Alaska produces just 3.5%. Neither fact means Palin is qualified. - factcheck.org

McCain's Campaign has no Connections to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac
ACTUALLY : John McCain flat lied - his lead campaign adviser Rick Davis took checks from Freddie Mac until August 2008. -
NY Times

Obama will Tax Electricity
ACTUALLY : Obama said he supported taxing dirty fuel like coal to pay for clean energy like wind and solar. - factcheck.org

Palin Rejected $500 million Earmarks
ACTUALLY : Palin pushed for federal earmarks as both Mayor and Governor. - MSNBC and The Washington Post and TPM

Obama is 'mum' on the economic crisis
ACTUALLY : Obama has offered a variety of proposals, but held off on a full bill because he didn't want to play politics with the economic crisis. - factcheck.org

Obama Supports Kindergarten Sex Ed
ACTUALLY : The bill (which never passed) supported warning Kindergarteners about the danger of sexual abuse. - politifact.com

Obama voted against funding troops
ACTUALLY : Obama backed funding at least 10 times, while McCain has flip-flopped on Iraq funding. - factcheck.org

Palin sold the Govnr's jet on EBay
ACTUALLY : In a political stunt, Palin put the jet on eBay for much less than its worth - and it didn't sell. -
The Washington Post

Obama gave big oil millions in subsidies
ACTUALLY : This claim has no basis - Obama subsidized alternative energies and taxed oil companies. - factcheck.org

Palin took on big oil
ACTUALLY : Palin only disagreed on where to place one pipeline, otherwise she supports ANWR drilling and other disastrous policies. - factcheck.org

Obama Killed Immigration reform
ACTUALLY : Obama voted for bipartisan immigration reform bills, while McCain decided he would vote against his own immigration bill- hardly a step forward for reform. -
The Washington Post

Palin visited troops in Iraq
ACTUALLY : Palin grandstanded on a US base in Kuwait, but never quite made it over to Iraq. - The Boston Globe

McCain Tried to Reform Freddie and Frannie
ACTUALLY : McCain only showed his support for a report on Fannie/Freddie corruption - and his campaign aides lobbied for both, working for deregulation. - The New York Times and DKos

Obama wants to increase government size by 23%
ACTUALLY : McCain invented this figure from faulty assumptions and misstatements. - politifact.com

Obama opposes the electric car
ACTUALLY : Obama backs clean energy, he said 'no' to McCain's ineffective free-market solutions to the energy crisis. - politifact.com

Obama is advised by the former CEO of Freddie Mac
ACTUALLY : Obama only spoke with the Freddie head once, on the phone. John McCain's campaign adviser was taking checks from Freddie until August '08. - liecount.com

Obama wants to bomb Pakistan
ACTUALLY : Obama merely supported taking action against Osama bin Laden when the US knows where he is, using special forces troops. - The New Republic

McCain supports a 'bipartisanship' in the bailout
ACTUALLY : McCain has openly blamed Democrats for the economic collapse, and Obama for the bailout bill's failure in Congress. - Talking Points Memo

Obama opposes all free trade
ACTUALLY : just a plain lie - Obama supports free-trade with significant protections for workers and the environment. - liecount.com

Obama asked for a million $ a day in pork
ACTUALLY : Fuzzy math. - liecount.com

"23,000 People at our rallies"
ACTUALLY : No one knows where this number came from. It appears to be a fabrication. - Bloomberg

FactCheck.org Agrees with Us
ACTUALLY : FactCheck.org disagrees, particularly about this lie. - factcheck.org

Palin Fired Trooper for Performance Reasons
ACTUALLY : Palin's story keeps changing, lying about her previous lies. - ABC News

Obama thinks Iran isn't a serious threat
ACTUALLY : Obama supports aggressive diplomacy with Iran - this is a vicious misquoting. - factcheck.org

"McCain invented the Blackberry"
ACTUALLY : McCain voted against the law making the Blackberry and similar devices possible. Give Al Gore his cliché back. - Think Progress

Obama is part of the corrupt Chicago establishment
ACTUALLY : McCain's assertions make mountains out of molehills. - factcheck.org


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