On Monday I went after Howard Dean and company for picking up Obama's lies with another less than truthful ad.
Now FactCheck.org has examined the Democrat's latest prevarications and found, once again, that the Democrats' ad "twists" what Senator McCain actually said:
The ad twists the sense of McCain's words by showing images of war, when he was really talking about a peaceful troop presence. Imagine how different the ad would seem if it showed images of, say, American troops walking the streets of Tokyo or Seoul and had included what McCain said about "Americans ... not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed."
Anyone who didn't already know the fuller version of McCain's answer could easily be fooled into thinking that McCain would be perfectly happy to see the war continue. McCain has said quite clearly that he considers Democratic proposals for a quick withdrawal from Iraq to be "surrender," and so deadly fighting could well continue longer under a President McCain than under either a President Hillary Clinton or a President Obama. But what the DNC ad conveys is the opposite of what McCain said.
Worse, FactChecker.com found a second DNC ad, this one distorting McCain's assessment of President Bush's economic record during a January debate, contains "untrue claims:"
Nevertheless, two of the DNC's factual claims are untrue.
Not Enough Jobs
While McCain says "a lot of jobs have been created," the ad shows a graphic that states, "1.8 million jobs lost." McCain is correct and the ad is wrong. Total nonfarm employment was nearly 5.4 million higher last month than it was when President Bush took office in January 2001, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's the standard measure of jobs, and it means 5.4 million have been created.
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The ad claims gasoline prices are "up 200 percent," which isn't correct. The increase is actually 139 percent.
Dean and company know no shame. At least Obama, after being beat up by numerous factcheckers for grossly misrepresenting Senator McCain's "100 Years" comment, finally dropped that distortion from his stump speech. Obama stopped using that discredited attack because it became obvious to all, even the admittedly Obamamania infected main stream media, that Obama's misrepresentation of McCain's comment was a "serious distortion to the point of rank falsehood."
How long will it be before the mainstream media takes Chairman Dean and the Democrats to task for even more "distortion," "rank falsehood," "seriously misleading" statements and "outright lying?"