The conservatives have been throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Obama for 4 months now in an unprecedented onslaught of negative partisan politics, and their attacks have become increasingly desperate and ridiculous. Read below for a list of the 30 most pathetic lies, smears, distortions, and conspiracy theories they have used.
Why is the right wing lambasting the president in such a way? In my opinion, the answer is simple: they are following the exact same playbook they used in 1992 after the election of Bill Clinton. They start by obstructing and attacking. The Democrats usually respond with an increasingly elevated voice of their own, leading to the popular conception that BOTH parties are bad and guilty for the mudslinging. Next will come the calls for terms limits (the same call that suddenly vanished after the GOP took over congress in 1994). Finally, some ploy similar to the failed 'Contract With America' will be headlined by the supposedly 'new' GOP during midterms in 2010 in an attempt to retake the House and Senate, effectively hamstringing Obama and the movement for change in this country.
In any case, a simple google search can find even more than those listed below, including a huge collection by internet wingnuts johswift and Alex Jones . To debunk these claims, FightTheSmears, ObamaConspiracyTheories, FactCheck.org, TruthObama and Wikipedia are good resources. Always keep the truth on your side, and the moral high ground will be yours. Anyways, feel free to use these links liberally and on with the show:
1. Hannity Attacks Obama For Putting Mustard On His Burger
2. RNC slams Obama for romantic date with Michelle in New York
3. Obama is targetting GOP owned car dealerships
4. Obama Birth Certificate is a Fake
5. Obama to increase debt to $27.225 trillion by 2012
6. 65 Trillion - U.S. Debt Exceeds The GDP Of The Entire World
7. Obama is a communist
8. Obama is a fascist
9. Obama is a terrorist
10. Obama is a muslim
11. Obama recites oath on Koran
12. Obama does nothing about Somali Pirates with US hostage
13. Obama kills Somali pirates
14. Obama building Fema camps to house vast segments of the population
15. Obama's church isn't really christian
16. Obama Inauguration costs 4x what Bush's did
17. Obama is the first president to use a teleprompter
18. Barack Obama Committed Purjury on his Illinois Bar Application
19. Obama Admits Wanting to Raise Taxes
20. Obama to take your guns away
21. Obama to legalize the evil weed
22. Obama opposes decriminalizing medical marijuana
23. Obama Favors Sex-Ed For Kindergartners
24. Barack Obama had an underage, gay "affair" with a pedophile
25. Obama had affair, Michelle banished the gf to the Carribean
26. Bill Ayers actually wrote Dreams of My Father
27. Obama involved in domestic terrorist bombings
28. Obama had cocaine-fueled gay sex in the back of a limousine with a not-very-attractive disabled man with a criminal background
29. Obama to let Iran develop a nuclear weapon, so that they can bomb Israel
30. RNC ad attacks President Obama's dog
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