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http://www.kmov.com/video/index.html?nvid=285793&shu=1

Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV ads
September 23rd, 2008

The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.
Misleading ads, Senator Obama?

Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, meet pot.
 

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Obama grant being probed by IL AG

$100,000 DEAL | State to charity: What happened to garden money, other cash?

A $100,000 state grant for a botanic garden in Englewood that then-state Sen. Barack Obama awarded in 2001 to a group headed by a onetime campaign volunteer is now under investigation by the Illinois attorney general amid new questions, prompted by Chicago Sun-Times reports, about whether the money might have been misspent.

The garden was never built. And now state records obtained by the Sun-Times show $65,000 of the grant money went to the wife of Kenny B. Smith, the Obama 2000 congressional campaign volunteer who heads the Chicago Better Housing Association, which was in charge of the project for the blighted South Side neighborhood.

Smith wrote another $20,000 in grant-related checks to K.D. Contractors, a construction company that his wife, Karen D. Smith, created five months after work on the garden was supposed to have begun, records show. K.D. is no longer in business.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan -- a Democrat who is supporting Obama's presidential bid -- is investigating "whether this charitable organization properly used its charitable assets, including the state funds it received," Cara Smith, Madigan's deputy chief of staff, said Wednesday.

In addition to the 2001 grant that Obama directed to the housing association as a "member initiative," the not-for-profit group got a separate $20,000 state grant in 2006.

Madigan's office has notified Obama's presidential campaign of the probe, which was launched this week. But Obama's actions in awarding the money are not a focus of the investigation, Smith said.

Questions about the grant, though, come as spending on local pet projects has become an issue in Obama's campaign against John McCain.

Obama and Kenny Smith announced the "Englewood Botanic Garden Project" at a January 2000 news conference at Englewood High School. Obama was in the midst of a failed bid to oust South Side Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush for a seat in Congress. The garden -- planned near and under L tracks between 59th Place and 62nd Place -- fell outside of Obama's Illinois Senate district but within the congressional district's borders.

Obama vowed to "work tirelessly" to raise $1.1 million to help Smith's organization turn the City of Chicago-owned lot into an oasis of trees and paths. But Obama lost the congressional race, no more money was raised, and today the garden site is a mess of weeds, chunks of concrete and garbage. The only noticeable improvement is a gazebo.

In a previous interview, Smith said the state grant money was legitimately spent, mostly on underground site preparation.

But no one ever took out construction permits required for such work, city records show. And a contractor who Smith said did most of the work told a reporter all he did was cut down trees and grade the site with a Bobcat.

Citing the garden's failure to take root, NeighborSpace -- an umbrella group for dozens of community gardens citywide -- moved Sept. 9 to return the site to the city. Its action followed a July 11 Sun-Times report on the grant.

Obama spokesman Michael Ortiz said Wednesday the senator's staff in Washington will monitor the Madigan probe and an additional review under way by Gov. Blagojevich's administration to make sure "the taxpayer funds allocated for the construction of the garden are recuperated from CBHA if the agencies determine that the funds were not properly spent." Obama's goal is to ensure the site "be used in a way that benefits the community and that any taxpayer dollars allocated are spent wisely," Ortiz said.

The relationship between Smith and Obama dates to at least 1997, when Obama wrote a letter that Smith used to help the housing association win city funding for an affordable-housing development near the garden site. Plans called for more than 50 homes; a dozen ultimately were built.

Smith also has donated $550 to Obama campaign funds.

The Sun-Times learned about Karen Smith's involvement in the project through an Aug. 12 Freedom of Information Act response from a lawyer for Blagojevich¹s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The department, according to the lawyer, had ³discovered² 52 pages of ³additional documents² ommitted from an initial response in May to a Sun-Times¹ Freedom of Information Act request about the grant.

Neither Smith nor his wife has been accused of any wrongdoing. Smith and his lawyer did not return repeated calls seeking comment.

In an interview in July, Smith said he was never able to raise the money needed for the garden. But the state grant awarded by Obama was spent properly, he said, on the underground work, with most of the work done by a contractor whose name Smith got wrong.

The Sun-Times tracked down the contractor, Rodolfo Marin, in Austin, Texas, where he now lives.

"What I was hired for was: Clean up the area and cut the trees -- that's all," Marin said. He said he rented a Bobcat -- a sort of small bulldozer -- for the project.

And how much did Smith pay him? "If he spent about $3,000 with me, that was too much."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/1184049,CST-NWS-watchdog25.article#
 

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Prosecute for "character attacks"? How amusing. Someone must have bribed him to throw the election. This is such a bad idea.
 

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Ever see a snake in the grass? They lay in wait, sniffing the air with it's forked tongue..until they are discovered, then they flee for cover.

Obama's M.O. exactly.

The best course of action if you discover one, is to bash it's head! Obama has the most extraordinary security protection of any candidate in history. Think he knows there's snake hunters with clubs out there after him?

Well, if we can't club his head in, then let's burn the field of grass he's trying to hide in!
His campaign!

Obama is a frightened and arrogant P-u-s-s-y!
 

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WHAT A COUPLE OF F-IN IDIOTS!

I can't believe they would go on camera. That just goes to show you how ignorant the generations have become.:mad:
 

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Everythings just fine folks . I want a yellow star !!!

 

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Does anybody doubt what this guy will do if he is elected to office? Nazism will be nothing next to what will happen to those who oppose this tyrant!
 

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Where in the hell is FXjohn?
9/29/08
State Pollster Date Obama McCain Barr
FL SUSA 9/27-28 47% 48% -
FL Rass 9/28 47% 47% -
PA Rass 9/28 50% 42% -
OH Rass 9/28 47% 48% -
NC PPP 9/28-29 47% 45% 3%
VA Rass 9/28 50% 47% -
TN MTSU 9/15-27 36% 48% -
CO Rass 9/28 49% 48% -
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This is what Rasmussen Reports had to say:

Over the past week, Obama gained ground in all five battleground states included in the Fox News/Rasmussen Reports polling this week.

and here is what our electoral college projections look like after factoring in the polls above.
Method Obama McCain
Latest Poll Per State 288 214
Poll of Polls 273 265
Rasmussen Reports 292 219

http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/

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I'm curious to see how our resident Obama fans will defend this one.
well refer above fer yer answer -- there is no defense for indefensiblly corrupt action---
so change the subject and hope nobody notices.
 

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well refer above fer yer answer -- there is no defense for indefensiblly corrupt action---
so change the subject and hope nobody notices.
Number of prosecutions for anti W political speech after 8 years: Zero (despite the absolute Acme of EVIL, The Patriot Act :rofl:)

Number of prosecutions for anti Obama political speech: TBD, but they ARE coming.

The silence on this issue from HippieSurvivalist and his sock puppet speaks volumes.
 

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I'm curious to see how our resident Obama fans will defend this one.
Easy, it's called defamation. You intentionally lie or mislead in a publication (any oral or written communication to a third party), then you can be found guilty of defamation.

The only criticism I have of the call for prosecution is that, traditionally, defamation is a civil matter (not criminal). If Obama thinks people are lying about him, he should sue them himself with his own funds and not call for the spending of public money and valuable local prosecutor time. Public money and officials should be prosecuting actual crime.

Although, if a single actor's attempt to mislead is widespread and sophisticated enough, it can be elevated to the level of election fraud.
 

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This entire campaign is like the WWF. McCain is Randy Macho Man Savage and Obama is S.D. Jones..

Both actors, trying to make you think what they are doing is real. And 99% of Americans have already proven to have short term memories so as not to really question much going back prior to a couple of days of main stream media coverage... We're like gold fish that can't connect ANY dots..

The main problem here is who Vince McMahon is...

Any takers?
 

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Both of the major party candidates are a joke. C'mon people. Get over it. :cool: Vote third party- save yourself the stress. Then sit back and laugh at these two clowns. (Four clowns...)

Though I must say- newsertainment wise- Palin is proving the MOST valuable entertainment out there right now LOL
 

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Easy, it's called defamation.
No, it's called "guilty concience". He has aligned himself with Socialists, Marxists, Black radicals and anti-American terrorists. He knows if this became public knowledge, the majority of Americans would throw him out on his ear.

The only criticism I have of the call for prosecution is that, traditionally, defamation is a civil matter (not criminal). If Obama thinks people are lying about him, he should sue them himself with his own funds and not call for the spending of public money and valuable local prosecutor time. Public money and officials should be prosecuting actual crime.
BINGO. So why hasn't any other politician been afforded this "protection"?
 
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