I hope Mark R. Levin doesn’t mind me posting his article on this site. We all need to read it. Thank you Mark!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Unfriendly Rhetoric [Mark R. Levin]
“Those, then, are friends to whom the same things are good and evil; and those who are, moreover, friendly or unfriendly to the same people; for in that case they must have the same wishes, and thus by wishing for each other what they wish for themselves, they show themselves each other’s friends.” (Aristotle, Rhetoric, Book II, Chapter)
As for Obama’s commercials, they are deceitful even by the Washington Post‘s standards. They flat out lie about McCain’s health-care plan and the tax consequences. Indeed, one of the sources he cites for the truthfulness of his ad is the Center for America’s Progress, which is John Podesta’s group. But Obama doesn’t care. He is spending a fortune on the ads, hoping to scare people into believing McCain will take their health care away. Obama’s ad about McCain’s position on corporate taxes is another flat out lie. McCain isn’t proposing a $4 billion tax for oil companies or loopholes for corporations. He opposes letting the Bush tax cuts lapse and wants to further reduce corporate tax rates across the board. Obama has been called on the ad as well, but he is running them non-stop.
And then there is ACORN. Obama worked for them, represented them, and has now given them $800,000 from his campaign. Is Obama unaware of what a fraudulent operation this is? Of course not. He rejects any responsibility for their actions. And what of Obama’s thuggish tactics in intimidating those with whom he disagrees? He asked the Justice Department to prosecute a private group that was running ads about his ties to William Ayers — and later sought tax information from them to file complaints with the IRS. He tried to silence our own Stanley Kurtz by using his campaign e-mail list to encourage calls to the management of a radio station on two separate occasions to keep Kurtz off the air. And then they flooded the show with calls when Kurtz was on.