Just a day after McCain ranted that his running mate, Sarah Palin, was the victim of "gotcha" journalism, the McCain camp sunk to lower depths by actually taking an Obama quote completely out of context to create the ad.
Here is the quote McCain uses in the ad:
"We've got the long term fundamentals that will really make sure this economy grows."
And here is Obama's actual statement, which suggests exactly the opposite of what McCain's ad claims: mainly, that he believes the country must repair the economy's long-term structure.
"[We need] a plan that would extend expiring unemployment benefits. For those Americans who have lost their jobs and have been working hard to find a new one, but haven't found one yet. That's part of the change we need. And then after this immediate problem, we've got the long-term fundamentals that will really make sure this economy grows. Change means tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses that deserve it. As President I am going to eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups."
Here's the script from McCain's deceitful ad:
ANNOUNCER: Who's Barack Obama? First, Obama attacked McCain. Then said: BARACK OBAMA: "We've got the long term fundamentals that will really make sure this economy grows."
ANNOUNCER: Strong fundamentals? Is Obama saying McCain's right? Or is Obama saying his own attacks are shameless? Either way, Obama's a hypocrite.
Actually, McCain is utterly shameless and the world's biggest hypocrite. On Sept. 15, McCain reiterated at a campaign rally in Florida, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong," a comment he has made before. After looking like a complete fool for saying it, after last week's financial melt down, McCain is now actually trying to pin the quote on his opponent. McCain is a deseperate man resorting to desperate tactics.