The Barack Obama campaign has begun to feel the heat from their 100 Years of War lie. After the Columbia Journalism Review scolded the media for letting Obama off the hook for the distortion and the Washington Post gave Obama two Pinocchios for fibbing, the campaign and the candidate have belatedly tried backtracking. Now they insist that they never said that John McCain would have us at war for 100 years but have our troops deployed overseas for that length of time. David Axelrod tried that tack with Joe Scarborough on MS-NBC, but this mash-up proves that someone isn’t telling the truth:
Is this the politics of Hope and Change? Not exactly. It’s the same old politics of distortion and dishonesty, and it comes from the candidate who can least afford to be defined in those terms.