Monsters Behind the Myths
You're not the type that believes those emails when you get them, and you certainly don't send them on to everyone in your address book—you don't, do you? I mean, c'mon, even John McCain knows as much.
Anyway, at the very least, you probably are curious like me, where these malicious lies about Barack Obama come from, lies that are created with the sole purpose of creating fear and outrage in ordinary Americans. And I don't mean who perpetuates the lies—thanks, Fox News and Rush "Where-are-my-pills?" Limbaugh—but who actually originates the mistruths?
Spoiler Alert: This particular fear-mongering smear campaign actually isn't headed up by Karl Rove this time: it's a 62 year-old man named Andy, who:
- was barred by the Illinois State Bar from becoming an attorney due to "severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character."
- ran for Congress in Connecticut to "to exterminate Jew power"
- aired a television advertisement in New Hampshire in 1999 accusing George W. Bush of using cocaine
- had a judge bar him from filing lawsuits in any federal court without preliminary approval, because of how many frivolous lawsuits he has filed
For more information on the lies that lying liars tell about Barack Obama, and to connect the dots even further, visit FightTheSmears.com.
(Post-debate addendum: This just in, McCain isn't innocent in this matter either, as he himself in the final debate took one last cheap shot and perpetuated the myth and outright lie that Obama is chums with Bill Ayers, and specifically that Obama began his political career in Ayers' home, a known falsehood. Shame on you, McCain.)