Hi, this is Rudy Giuliani, and I’m calling for John McCain and the Republican National Committee because you need to know that Barack Obama opposes mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, drug dealers, and murderers.
That’s right, kids, it’s 1988 all over again, and that foreign-looking liberal wants to let liberal judges release all that scum onto your streets and into your homes.
This is despicable fearmongering, of course, and yet more vilification of Obama as the dangerous, untrustworthy Other.
Who better to spread the slime than a fascist thug like Giuliani?
As the National Association of Police Organizations responded:
This is one of the most dishonest attacks yet from an increasingly dishonest, dishonorable campaign. It is a fact that Senator McCain voted against putting more police on the street, outlawing cop killer bullets, voted against Justice Department grants that would help local police keep our nation’s neighborhoods safe and he even voted against the Violence Against Women Act, while Senator Obama voted to crack down on crime, target gangs, put rapists away and was endorsed by the National Association of Police Organizations. It’s clear that Senator McCain and his agents would rather distort facts and scare people than talk about his disastrous public safety and economic policies that offer no change from the last eight years.