Don't back down on the "lipstick on a pig" issue, and FIGHT HARD on this issue. Link the "lipstick on a pig" to the failure of the Iraq war, and McCain refusing to acknowledge the war was wrong, the failure of McCain on housing, education, the economy, and health care!
KOSSACKS, the Obama people are appearing on shows, on this issue. Tell them to fight back hard with a new angle of their own!
CALL THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN AT (866) 675-2008!!!! AND TELL THEM NOT TO BACK DOWN!
TELL THEM TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE SEX AD, AND TWIST IT AROUND ON MCCAIN! SAY HE DOESN'T SUPPORT THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS! Apparently children shouldn't be taught the difference between "good touch" and "bad touch" and McCain wants them to remain ignorant.
I'm sorry, but I don't want our kids to be ignorant like John McCain. AND don't ever explain in great detail that law, just say, "John McCain should be ashamed of himself, and he has no honor! He doesn't want our children to be protected from sexual predators!"
Seriously, it's not the time to back down or be nice, or defensive, or wishy-washy. It's time to launch your own attacks, Barack Obama!
Share your thoughts with the Obama campaign at (866) 675-2008! It's time for the Obama campaign to show that they can make others respect them by being strong!
Keep up press statements like this! Now is the time to follow up with an ad questioning McCain's honor, using his own POW film:
Bill Burton, Obama's press secretary, responded in a statement: "It is shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited political attack against a father of two young girls – a position that his friend Mitt Romney also holds. Last week, John McCain told Time magazine he couldn't define what honor was. Now we know why."
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Suggested response for Obama on tonight's Letterman from kossack concernedamerican.
I am not going to apologize to someone who deliberately misinterpreted what I said to score cheap political points. Now either you're tough enough to be in office or you're going to run and cry every time you get your feelings hurt. Which is it John McCain?
AND STOP PRAISING JOHN MCCAIN FOR HIS MILITARY SERVICE! He's not honorable at all, and he just called you a child molester, Obama!
UPDATE: THE PHONE LINES ARE OPEN NOW!!! CALL (866) 675-2008!!!!
And ask for a strong, hard-hitting response to the despicable McCain ad.
Here's Josh Marshall's take on it from a reader:
TPM Reader EH ...
I think I'm the first one to say it: "honorgate". Presumably somebody will ask Obama about this today. I hope his response is something like, "look, I don't know how Senator McCain defines honor, but it's worth asking: is it honorable to characterize a bill to protect children from sexual predators as 'teaching sex-ed to kindergarteners'? Is it honorable to accuse your opponent of wanting to lose a war to win an election? Is it honorable to repeat the same lies day after day on the campaign trail, long after they have been proven false?"
Needless to say I'll be extremely unhappy if Obama does anything to distance himself from those comments or to come across as apologetic.
We're still talking about honor with this guy? Face it. This guy is running the sleaziest presidential campaign of our lifetimes. McCain and Palin are out their lying their heads off. Liars have no honor.
According to kossack kestrel9000 a radio wingnut is ranting about the lipstick on a pig thing---CALL THIS NUMBER (508) 673-1480 to set that wingnut straight.