Thursday, June 12, 2008

Websites Fighting Obama Smears

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of getting the latest forwarded email message about Barack Obama being a muslim, anti-American, commie terrorist. There are some people, including members of my family, who don't take the time to critically read the crap they send out to their entire address book as forwards. I had to respond to an aunt the other day who sent out the "Obama doesn't put his hand over his heart during the pledge" myth. She admitted that she didn't even read the original message in full. :::Sigh::: and :::Grrrr:::

There are now two tools available online to combat the smears and myths that are winding their way through email inboxes across the world. The first has been launched by the Obama campaign, and is an extension of the official website.

The second site is not affiliated with the campaign, but will be an important counter-measure to the right's latest tactic to demonize Michelle Obama:

Please add them to your bookmarks. The sites will be part of an important and collective effort to educate the public on the truth of Barack Obama's candidacy and background. Some people in this country are going to be dragged kicking and screaming into the general election because they feel their ignorant bubble of security threatened. Others, however, don't really grasp what they're buying in to with spreading these email chains - they are the ones that we can take our time with to teach the underlying messages of the campaign.

There will be a stark choice in November between the two major-party candidates. Let's make sure they go to the polls armed with information that is based in reality.

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