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 Thursday, October 09, 2008

Republican's Campaign Entering into VERY DANGEROUS Territority: McCain's Campaign Implies Obama is a Terrorist-Sympathizer

  Read here article by Sheldon Alberts


John McCain's campaign on Wednesday escalated its efforts to characterize the Democratic candidate as a terrorist sympathizer - an incendiary charge that Democrats described as a "dangerous" and desperate strategy.

Sarah Palin (had) accused Obama of "palling around" with William Ayers, a one-time member of the radical Weather Underground.

McCain's campaign released a statement from a man whose home was targeted by the violent group in 1970.

"Barack Obama may have been a child when William Ayers was plotting attacks against U.S. targets, but I was one of those targets," said John Murtagh, a city councilman from Yonkers, N.Y. "Barack Obama's friend tried to kill my family."
Obama has repeatedly denounced Ayers' activities in the 1960s as "detestable," says he has had no contact with him since 2005 and accuses McCain's campaign of practicing "guilt by association."

Just in the past week, the mention of Obama's name at rallies held both by McCain and Palin has produced some ugly invective.

When McCain asked at one event this week: "Who is the real Barack Obama?", a crowd member responded, "Terrorist."

At a Palin rally, an audience member shouted "Kill him!" when the Alaska governor mentioned Ayers' ties to Obama.

Delaware Senator Joe Biden, Obama's vice-presidential running mate, said McCain's campaign had gone too far and is risking inciting crowds against the Illinois senator.

"It gets really over the edge. I mean, some of the stuff (Palin) is saying about Barack Obama and the stuff that people are yelling from the crowd . . . that's overboard," Biden told ABC's Good Morning America. "I mean, you know, this is volatile stuff."

Biden told another interviewer Palin's attacks are "mildly dangerous."

Still, a McCain supporter who introduced the GOP ticket in Pennsylvania twice referred to Obama by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, a strategy that Democrats allege is aimed at making the Illinois senator sound Muslim or Arabic.

Meantime, McCain's performance in Tuesday night's debate has drawn criticism from several conservative bloggers, who expressed concerns the election may be slipping away from the Arizona senator.

The CBS survey, of undecided voters, showed Obama winning by a 39 per cent - 27 per cent margin.

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