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K5 Openthread : If you start saying lies about me …. *UPDATE* Complete video now online!

“If you start saying lies about me, I’ll tell the truth about you.”

Obama promised he would….

and here it is!

The complete video.

Send it to everyone you know!!!!

They bring the smears….


Sorry Johnny

Mike Allen from Politico :

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Monday will launch a multimedia campaign to draw attention to the involvement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the “Keating Five” savings-and-loan scandal of 1989-91, which blemished McCain’s public image and set him on his course as a self-styled reformer.

Retaliating for what it calls McCain’s “guilt-by-association” tactics, the Obama campaign is e-mailing millions of supporters a link to a website,, which will have a 13-minute documentary on the scandal beginning at noon Eastern time on Monday. The overnight e-mails urge recipients to pass the link on to friends.

The Obama campaign, including its surrogates appearing on radio and television, will argue that the deregulatory fervor that caused massive, cascading savings-and-loan collapses in the late ’80s was pursued by McCain throughout his career, and helped cause the current credit crisis.

The whole video will be up at 12:00 PM.

Here is something to get you in the mood while you wait.

(courtesy of HuffPo)

Traditional media picking it up :



This issue is the trifecta ( fourfecta? fivefecta?) for us, bringing together various of McCain’s most important weaknesses:  

1) Financial meltdown due to lack of regulation

2) Political influence peddling business-as-usual-corruption, and

3) Lobbying influence.

While also :

1) Making the case a day before the debate ( get McCain mad)

2) Neutralize the Ayers b.s.

3) Take over the media cycle and the narrative

Rather than focus on bullshit associations, Obama is cranking up the pressure by making McCain defend his own associations.

Even better when they actually relate to a previous economic scandal.  

Will it turn off independents?

Will the media do their job and air this A LOT?

How good is the Obama campaign?

Keating 5 Open Thread!

Talk to me Moose!


  1. I like the “Just Business” one, personally.  

    My brother, who follows economics as a hobby (insert your own joke here), could not decide why the campaign had not mentioned the K5 as the economy was collapsing.  I guess he has his answer.

  2. fogiv

    Did ya’ll see some of the comments under the article at the WSJ link?  Samples:

    The McCain camp should have known that this was contingent on their using guilt by association. I like McCain, but he deserves it now.

    Comment by Setay – October 5, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Very interesting. What goes around will come around.

    I think Obama is very smart and will not lose like Kerry. If he hits McCain with “Keating Five”, McCain is done as he doesn’t have anything to throw at him.

    Comment by Independent – October 5, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    McCain has run a dishonorable campaign.

    Comment by Texan – October 5, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I used to like McCain but he has traded his honor for his ambition. I can’t stand him now. I think when this is over and McCain loses, he will regret letting the Bush team run his campaign. He will be remembered, not for his service, but for his lies and dirty tricks.

    Comment by Michelle – October 5, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Way to go Palin – You probably just cost McCain the election with the stupid comments yesterday. Obama has been incredibly intelligent throughout this campaign in how he has dealt with these attacks. He could have used this a long time ago, but he waited until he truly needed it, which with 4 weeks left to go and the economy in turmoil – one could not ask for better timing. McCain was playing with fire and just got burned.

    Comment by Anonymous – October 5, 2008 at 11:27 pm

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