Sunday, September 21, 2008

The "Right" To Tell The Truth

Mainstream Media In Bed With Democrats To Cover-Up Truth About Obama

Published: September 20, 2008 - New York Times Editorial

The wholesale descent into Swift Boat campaigning has been blocked — for now — by a federal judge in Virginia. But voters should not rest easy. A group calling itself The Real Truth About Obama is appealing the ruling.

The group aims to block federal regulations so it can spend unlimited money on a commercial smearing the Democratic nominee as a zealous proponent of any and all abortion on demand — “at any time during pregnancy, as many times as a woman wants one.”

If the group were to win on appeal, it would signal open season for countless stealth groups to flood the remaining weeks of the campaign with underhanded attack ads. The courts must uphold the law, heeding the Federal Election Commission’s warning of “serious harm to the public” if the attack group prevails.

Posing as a mere “issue advocacy” operation, the group’s ad attacks Mr. Obama’s character and accuses him of “lying” about his abortion record. In truth, it trashes the candidate’s nuanced position. It even employs an Obama-like voice pledging to make taxpayers pay for abortions, help minors conceal abortions from their parents, and legalize late-term abortions.

To spread these lies, the group wants an injunction against the election commission’s disclosure and spending rules, instituted after the Swift Boaters of 2004 were belatedly ruled in violation of election law.

Voters do not need a repeat of operatives from both parties running nonprofit shadow operations, fobbing off the most vicious attack ads as innocent issue messages. The constitutionality of the F.E.C. rules was upheld by a federal judge, who should be supported by the appeals court. The F.E.C. must also be vigilant for what inevitably will be fresh attempts to mislead voters with fresh lies.

The truth about Obama's stance on abortion is this: Barak Obama had three opportunities to protect babies that survived abortions.  Each time, Obama voted "NO" to protecting the lives of those children who were born ALIVE through the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion.


As a Junior State Senator in Illinois from 2001 through 2003, Barak Obama voted "NO" on the following bills that would've protected the lives of babies that survived abortion procedures:

2001 - Illinois State Legislature

Senate Bill 1095, Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Obama's "no" vote in the IL Senate Judiciary Committeehere, March 28, 2001

Transcript of Obama's verbal opposition to Born Alive on the IL Senate floor, March 30, 2001, pages 84-90

Obama's "present" vote on the IL Senate floor, March 30, 2001

2002 - Illinois State Legislature

Senate Bill 1662, Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Obama's "no" vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, March 6, 2002

Transcript of Obama's verbal opposition to Born Alive on the IL Senate floor, April 4, 2002, pages 28-35

Obama's "no" vote on the IL Senate floor, April 4, 2002

Listen to audio from Obama's 2002 IL Senate floor debate wherein he argued that while babies might be aborted alive, it would be a "burden" to a mother's "original decision" to assess and treat them.

2003 - Illinois State Legislature (After Democrats took Control of the Illinois State Senate)

Senate Bill 1082, Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Democrats took control of the IL Senate with the 2002 elections. This year Born Alive was sent to the Health & Human Services Committee, chaired by Barack Obama.

As can be seen on the vote docket, Obama first voted to amend SB1082 to add the "neutrality clause" from the federal version of Born Alive to the IL version to make them absolutely identical. (DP#1 means "Do Pass Amendment #1.)

Then Obama voted against the identical version. (DPA means, "Do Pass as Amended.)

Additional corroboration of Obama's vote: IL State Senate Republican Staff Analysis of SB 1082, March 12-13, 2003, bottom of page 2

For the years following 2003, Barak Hussein Obama has consistently LIED about his position, stating the wording between the Illinois Bill and the Federal Bill as passed were not the same.  In fact, they were and Barak Hussein Obama himself introduced the amendment in the Illinois Legislature to make it so!  As recently as August 16, 2008 Obama maintained his assertion that the two bills were not the same.

It gets better though.  The "non-partisan" (translate: left-wing liberal) group FactCheck.Org has since verified that Obama misrepresented his position and in fact voted against identical legislation at the Illinois State level as was overwhelmingly passed at the Federal Level - which he said he supported - misrepresenting his vote in Illinois!

Finally, it's indisputable that Barak Hussein Obama has lied, misrepresented and flip-flopped his way through this issue as the August 18th New York Sun  carried Obama's admission he "misrepresented" (lied about) his position against Partial Birth Abortion.

If we truly are electing someone to the highest office in the world that is expected to exercise good judgement and to tell the truth to the American People then we as voters in this country have no choice but to vote AGAINST someone who consistently LIES about his position on this issue, and has continued to do so even past August 18th when he finally admitted the truth.

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