View Poll Results: Is this add accurate, dishonest, or does it cross the line?

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  • The add is accurate and does not distort Obama's words

    39 46.99%
  • The add is dishonest

    24 28.92%
  • The add is dishonest and crosses a line beyond the standard political add distortions

    18 21.69%
  • Other, do not know

    2 2.41%
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Thread: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I won't say "honest," but I will say shrewd. Let BO say it's untrue.

    "But I was quoting McCain! HE said it! HE said it!" The quote still stands.

    Even if BO was quoting McCain, the words still ring true.

    Good ad. Looking forward to the rebuttal. (Of course, I speak as one who considers BO a lying sack of excrement.)
    Where have you been?

    From 2 days ago:

    Obama campaign blasts Romney New Hampshire ad as 'deceitful, dishonest'

    "President Obama’s campaign is blasting an ad Mitt Romney is running in New Hampshire as “a deceitful and dishonest attack.”

    The Republican presidential candidate’s ad, timed for a visit by Obama to the state, uses a partial quote from Obama in 2008 that says “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

    In the full quote from 2008, it is clear that Obama is actually referring to something said by an adviser to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the GOP presidential candidate that year.

    “His campaign actually said, and I quote, ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose,’ ” Obama said at the time, according to a CNN report.

    Democrats and Obama’s campaign said Romney’s new advertisement takes Obama’s quotation out of context and is dishonest.

    “Just last week fact-checkers scolded Mitt Romney for distorting a comment the president made about creating American jobs, and now Romney launches a deceitful and dishonest attack rather than outline his own record or plans for the future,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Monday night in a statement."

    Obama campaign blasts Romney New Hampshire ad as 'deceitful, dishonest' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Dishonest? I see truth, though

    Look: if Obama and all other candidates didn't dribble out a lot of bull**** faux empty campaign promises to win everyone's favor then those bull****, faux empty promises that weren't possible to achieve wouldn't be there to use against them when they don't make magic happen.

    But you know: people want the lies.
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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    The ad definitely crosses the line for deceit. It's interesting that Mitt is acting as though he's the nominee though with this ad.

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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Dishonest? I see truth, though

    Look: if Obama and all other candidates didn't dribble out a lot of bull**** faux empty campaign promises to win everyone's favor then those bull****, faux empty promises that weren't possible to achieve wouldn't be there to use against them when they don't make magic happen.

    But you know: people want the lies.
    So it is as good as true because Obama said other unrelated things and is a politician, so other people want lies. Of course you just said you saw truth in the lie, so maybe you have what people want mixed up with what you want.

    Basically, your post is one of the most messed up jumbles of complete nonsense I have ever read. Congratulations!
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So it is as good as true because Obama said other unrelated things and is a politician, so other people want lies. Of course you just said you saw truth in the lie, so maybe you have what people want mixed up with what you want.

    Basically, your post is one of the most messed up jumbles of complete nonsense I have ever read. Congratulations!
    No - actually . . . what happened is I thought I saw superman out the window.

    no What really happened is that I misunderstood the issue raised about the add in the OP. . . after rereading (and re-watching) I see what the issue is, now, it just skipped over me before . . . and I agree that it was dishonest.
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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    The add is accurate and does not distort Obama's words
    1. Tucker Case
    2. TurtleDude
    The add is dishonest:
    1. Catawba
    2. Esther
    3. Josie
    4. lpast
    5. LuckyDan
    6. Manc Skipper
    7. Mickey Shane
    8. Phys251
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    10. rosie1
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    The add is dishonest and crosses a line: haymarket
    1. Keridan
    2. OhIsee.Then
    3. Omgitsme
    4. What if...?

    Just thought I'd put up an accurate count.
    I’m replying to my own post. I see that names are no longer listed in the votes. And now the count is even more suspect. (Also my previous post is not showing on my list of posts.) Is everybody happy with this?

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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    It's dishonest, but what can anyone really do about it?
    You would not accept lying from your children would you? If your answer is no how can you accept it from people you hold up to your children as role models and I do not care what party the person belongs to lying is not an exclusive behavior to any party.

    What can you do? Write them a letter or send them an e-mail or when they come a knocking tell them why you will not vote for thier candidate

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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    You would not accept lying from your children would you? If your answer is no how can you accept it from people you hold up to your children as role models and I do not care what party the person belongs to lying is not an exclusive behavior to any party.

    What can you do? Write them a letter or send them an e-mail or when they come a knocking tell them why you will not vote for thier candidate
    It all depends on what the meaning of 'is' is.

    I think you can teach your kids a healthy distrust of every political figure and if you actually find an honest one...hold that one up as an example. The acceptance of stretching the truth and conveniently intentionally misinterpreting the facts is something voters accept all the time...when its their guy. When it is the other guy they insist on 'truthiness'. Kinda tough for party or the other (or their supporters) to claim moral high ground when their own foundation is so shaky.

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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    I’m replying to my own post. I see that names are no longer listed in the votes. And now the count is even more suspect. (Also my previous post is not showing on my list of posts.) Is everybody happy with this?
    Lolwut?



    ETA: Sorry, apparently attaching that shrunk it too small to read the names you thought were no longer listed.
    Last edited by TacticalEvilDan; 11-25-11 at 01:16 PM.

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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I won't say "honest," but I will say shrewd. Let BO say it's untrue.

    "But I was quoting McCain! HE said it! HE said it!" The quote still stands.

    Even if BO was quoting McCain, the words still ring true.

    Good ad. Looking forward to the rebuttal. (Of course, I speak as one who considers BO a lying sack of excrement.)
    The openness of your post explained you vote clearly. I bet if you were even more introspective you'd find a more basic or the root cause of your vote. Thanks.

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