The Republicans finally pulled out the Reverend Wright bullet in Michigan, in this ad below. Greg Sargent at TalkingPointsMemo's Election Central talks about how this specific ad, run by The Freedom's Defense Fund, is running in Macomb County in Michigan.
Macomb County is a stronghold of unionized white workers, which makes this ad specifically targeted to divide voters on the issue of race. Right now, Macomb County is the sort of county that could tip the state of Michigan to Senator Obama or to Senator McCain. The New York Times goes into the issue of highly targeted negative advertising into greater detail by focusing on the efforts of Freedom's Defense Fund, the PAC that has the likes of Jerome Corsi as its advisor.
Here's what Freedom's Defense Fund said about their ad currently playing in Michigan:
"We feel Obama can’t win the presidency without Michigan and he can’t win Michigan without Macomb," he said. "We’re relatively small, but we’re trying to be effective and relevant."
This is a call to arms, Kossacks. It's time for us to go on offense against these guys since they are going to go out all dirty in Macomb County by planning to run an ad about Obama's so-called support of Odinga, an African leader, and highlighting his so-called "Muslim" ties.
Please CONTACT our 527,Truthandhope about their planned advertising efforts in Macomb County by e-mailing Eugene at eugene at truthandhope dot org.
Now's the time to fight back against these rotten dirty bastards. Also, please help our union, the AFL-CIO, in their efforts to dispel these rumors about Obama by donating to them so they can continue on sending out fliers about Obama's voting record on labor issues.
If you think this diary is important and that we should fight against 527s like Freedom's Defense Fund, then please contact Truthandhope, and contact the AFL-CIO, and their Michigan state affiliate. Ask them to help us fight back against these smears!
Also, here's our own Sarah Palin's wacky pastor video. Check out the time mark at 6 minutes and fifty seconds into the video.