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Oh Baby Baby -- Obama Fires Back!

7/30/2008 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It is on now!
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Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor just released this statement about John McCain's new political ad, comparing Mr. O to Britney and Paris:

"On a day when major news organizations across the country are taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative attacks, his campaign has launched yet another. Or, as some might say, 'Oops! He did it again.' Our dependence on foreign oil is one of the greatest challenges we face.

In this election the American people have a real choice -- between Obama's plan to provide tax rebates to American families while creating a renewable energy economy in America that frees us from our dependence on foreign oil, and Senator McCain's plan to continue the same failed energy policies by handing out nearly $4 billion in tax breaks to oil companies while investing almost nothing in the new energy sources that represent our future."

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BabyGirl    

First!

2089 days ago
2.

Mik    

Obama what do you think about the Ludacris song?

2089 days ago
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westvil1    

mccain is a doddering, old fool who embodies the worst essence of the republican party.
get this man the hell outta here.

2089 days ago
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Maisy    

Why is this even on TMZ? TMZ isn't playing politics for their million dollar baby are they? naaaw

2089 days ago
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Soo    

Obama supporters: before you go running your mouth about politics someone needs to learn a thing or two about economics and pay more attention to these campaigns. If you knew half as much as you claim to you would realize that Obama's ideas are that of a socialist and would throw the economy down further into a tailspin. Where the hell do you think all this money for "reform and change" is coming from? Our pockets, and especially the pockets of small business owners. BTW 3% of the population already pay 94% of taxes so if you agree with Obama on further punishing people for making money and working their butts off to get ahead in life go ahead and vote for Obama and mooch off the real acheivers in this country.

2089 days ago
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Loud and talentless    

The comparison to Paris and Britney is right on target. This man has ZERO substance, his past overwhelmingly shows his REAL thoughts and beliefs (ie: wonderful church there, Fraudbama).
This guy has no more legitimate experience than the 8-year old girl selling lemonade a couple of blocks down in my subdivision.

JOHN McCAIN in 2008! (Honor, Integrity, Courage and Experience)

2089 days ago
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Lynn    

Obama's a hottie!

2089 days ago
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Tangie    

I'd rather have war hero running the country instead of someone who has never done ANYTHING!

2089 days ago
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TM    

TMZ writers should keep their political opinions to themselves....there's enough left wing media that tries to sway everyone. We're here for fluff and smut, people.......trying to escape the madness!!

2089 days ago
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pimp    

Any economist will tell you that THE ONLY way to lessen our dependence on foreign oil is to TAX it and use the revenues to fund BASIC research, you know the kind of research that oil and energy companies won't do because it is not profitable.


Jojosays has absolutely no clue how the free market works for a globally traded commodity like oil works. Drilling for one will not make any difference in the supply-demand balance, it will simply benefit the Chinese and Indians. Even if we were to tap ALL of the oil in the artic, this the equivalent of only 3yrs worth of supply. Why even bother? The world is running out of oil, while at the same time all them billions of third world country people are just starting to get cars, electricity, and all those plastic trinkets. Now even if we had enough oil to make a difference, it won't matter because we don't have the refineries necessary.

The answer is to tax oil, promote nuclear, and get them cars to run on natural gas....

2089 days ago
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Sh*tney    

Dee - being such a bad pilot and crashing a plane does NOT make a hero. Here is another McAlzheimer's lie...don't you reTHUGlicans ever get tired of lying..Nixon, Bush Sr, Bush jr., Heidi and Spencer
McCain's camp, accused in the New York Times and the Washington Post this morning of distorting Obama's canceled trip to a military hospital in German, seems to have backed off the core of the charge: That he canceled the trip because "the Pentagon wouldn't allow him to bring cameras."

"It does now seem that Barack Obama snubbed the troops for reasons other than a lack of photo-op potential," writes McCain blogger Michael Goldfarb this morning, contradicting his campaign's televised ads and his candidate's statements.

But as the media swings around to contradict McCain's story, the campaign is trying to stay on offense, blaming the press for the confusion:

"[T]he initial reports were less clear," Goldfarb writes. "The early explanations from the Obama campaign were vague and contradictory, with David Axelrod blaming the Pentagon (Lynn Sweet now says she misreported and misunderstood Axelrod's statement, though she provides no further context for the quote that might change the meaning), Robert Gibbs saying Obama himself felt the trip would be inappropriate, and Scott Gration saying the Pentagon had discouraged the visit by dubbing it 'a campaign event.'"

The accurate story, which the Obama campaign never told particularly clearly because it isn't all that flattering, seems to be that they were afraid the trip would be criticized as political.

2089 days ago
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Patty    

God Help us all if Obama wins this election... This man can not be trusted... He believes that he is better than all of us and will try to dictate our lives... Anyone who votes for his is a total fool... Talk about whiner... Barack Obama wines about his ears, his wife, his color, his associates... Just take a look at the folks who are on his side... Jermiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and some not so good dictater from other countries... Hello... Wake up people... this man is not to be trusted... He speaks out of both sides of his mouth and neither side sounds like what the other side said... Than man is a Liar... and I can not stand a liar... I hope more people wake up to this man and realize that he is not the best candidate for our
Freedom and for our country...

2089 days ago
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Raider    

Interesting that Obama is trying to make dependence on foreign oil an issue, when the record clearly shows that the reason we as a nation are dependent on foreign oil is because of over reaching environmental laws that prohibit anybody from accessing our own natural resources.

Also, isn't it interesting that the day after W signed a bill repealing some of the legislation which prohibits drilling in our own country and opens up over one billion acres (yes, that's right one billion) for drilling research, that the price of oil drops dramatically. Even Harry Reid has been forced to admit that previous environmental legislation has resulted in this mess and has quietly supported W's decision.

Checkmate Obama...

2089 days ago
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amanda    

I can't believe TMZ is just another biased liberal media paper/TV. I no longer will visit this site! I am so disapointed....I expect it with Perez Hilton, but TMZ shame on you!!!

2089 days ago
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Cherish    

How terribly one sided. I don't think tmz is doing a very good job of presenting both sides. It is extremely apparent from the last paragraph of your story that you are endorsing Obama....whether it is proclaimed verbally or not.

2089 days ago
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