It is the same old game; the Okie-Doke. Yes, Republican 527s are now attacking Obama. If this latest example is any indication of what they have, well, we are going to enjoy this November!
To see an example of the same old game, follow me below the fold:
Well, it had to happen sooner of later: the Republican 527's have started to fire at Barack Obama.
The latest 527 is the so called "National Committee", which operates a site called "exposeobama.com"
The site is seeking funding to air this youtube video:
Oh no, there is violent crime in Chicago? That's Obama's fault, right? Oh wait, he is blamed for not voting to extend the death penalty to certain gang related crimes. Yes, that was in 2001.
There is one problem: Illinois suspended the death penalty in the January 2000 and it hasn't been reinstated since!
Illinois Gov. George Ryan on Monday imposed a moratorium on the state's death penalty. All lethal injections will be postponed indefinitely pending an investigation into why more executions have been overturned than carried out since 1977, when Illinois reinstated capital punishment.
"We have now freed more people than we have put to death under our system -- 13 people have been exonerated and 12 have been put to death," Ryan told CNN. "There is a flaw in the system, without question, and it needs to be studied."
So Obama voted against a measure that couldn't have done any good!
If this is the best that the Republicans can do, we are going to enjoy this November.
I'll let BHO have the last word:
Update It has been pointed out that there is a much better Kos Diary (by Jeffrey Feldman) on this (and yes, I did look prior to posting; I just missed it)
Please read the Jeffrey Feldman diary that I linked to.