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  1. So taking a poll about true facts is now called a smear.

    On August 24, Mr. Brzezinski, a one-time national security adviser to President Carter, announced in an interview on Bloomberg’s satellite news channel that he was endorsing Mr. Obama, and he has been an adviser to the campaign since.

    A spokesman for the senator’s presidential campaign, Tommy Vietor, said the campaign did not know Mr. Brzezinski was leading the delegation. “The first we heard of this trip was from you,” he said. He added: “Brzezinski is not a day-to-day adviser for the campaign, he is someone whose guidance Senator Obama seeks on Iraq.”

    He’s not an informal advisor. Just someone Obama turns to for advice once in a while.

  2. @amir: The push poll did not call Brzezinski an “informal advisor,” Ben Smith did. The lying push poll called the former an Obama “foreign policy advisor.” There IS a difference. Obama has not spoken directly to Brzezinski since the beginning of the campaign. I read an earlier rpt. that stated the latter had NO role, informal or otherwise. It may be that Smith is right as of Aug. 24th. But the push poll still lies any way you look at it.

  3. After readin this story on campaign smear tactics, I can imagine substituting any corrupt nation’s name in place of the US (A latin american dictatorship or a corrupt government in Asia perhaps?) and seeing readers shake their heads in pity.

    BUT ITS WITHIN OUR BORDERS THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. This is what this country has come to? Lies upon lies upon lies? And the sad thing is that we let the liars get away with it from the whitehouse on down to our community.

    We will pay for this dearly.


  4. Richard,
    I wonder if you have considered promoting your blog among the “Jews for Obama” groups?

    I was at a meeting of such a group last night. One of the topics was the virulent anti-Obama propaganda. I brought up some of the tricks by the Republican Jewish council which you blog about, and the “obsession” film, and most of the people there had not heard of these.
    I referred them to your blog. {I am not very good at recalling details.}
    Next time, I will bring some print-outs of that particular topic.
    I have an ulterior motive in wanting other Jews in particular to read your blog! The Jews for Obama that I have met – a small number of people but I believe they are representative – focus a lot on proving that Obama is “good for Israel”. The question of Palestinians is somehow absent from the conversation, only lurking in the background as a “threat”.

    Last night, one person kept asking, “But is it true Obama once supported Palestine?” I pointed out to the group that one of the speakers had named the Jewish tradition of “mercy, compassion and decency”. Given that, I said, I had no problem with Obama supporting the Palestinian people.

    I expected to be denounced, but to my surprise, a few of the people there expressed agreement. One of the people later said that Israel was not the only issue Jews should be concerned about. Which I agree with, but that’s not a sentiment commonly expressed at the meetings I’ve been at. So now I feel that I can have a good effect, by going and articulating my (minority) position.

    And if “Jews for Obama” people go to your blog to inform themselves about anti-Obama dirty tricks, and stay to read about the Free Gaza movement, well…who knows?

    Some eyes and hearts may be opened.

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