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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Beaches, Brothers and Mychal Massie
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In his Aug. 26 WorldNetDaily column, Mychal Massie repeats the conservative talking point that Barack obama recently vacationed at "an exclusive, private beach in Hawaii that most of those who support him could not afford."

In fact, there are no private beaches in Hawaii.

Massie also attacks Obama for "allow[ing] his half-brother George to live in a mud hut in Nairobi on less than $12 – that's right – less than $12 a year." That claim -- which surfaced in an Italian Vanity Fair article repeated in a Republican smear ad -- has been challenged by none other than George Obama himself: "They say I live on a dollar a month, but this is all lies by people who don't want my brother to win."

Massie does repeat his conservative talking points well -- he even runs to the defense of John McCain over the how-many-houses-does-he-own gaffe, defining the issue as "class envy," asserting that "McCain may not have known at that precise moment the number of homes (or condos) he owns in 'specific legal terms,'" adding that "it is common for upper-income couples, including politicians, to have pre-marriage documents that are unimaginable for most people to comprehend due to their complexity." He also throws in "McCain met and married a woman from a family of means. Unlike some former Democrat presidential nominees, he has not made a career of marrying uber-wealthy widows."

Posted by Terry K. at 4:28 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:52 PM EDT

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