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Sharp Words from McCain for Obama in N.M.

By Michael Abramowitz
ALBUQUERQUE -- Continuing the rapid-fire tit-for-tat of the campaign trail, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans a sharp new assault on Sen Barack Obama (D-Ill.) this afternoon for what he described as a yawning gap between his rhetoric and his record.

The alleged gap has been a feature of McCain's campaign speeches in recent days, but seldom expressed with the kind of vehemence employed today, when McCain complained that Obama calls him a liar anytime McCain raises questions about his policies or his record. "I don't need lessons about telling the truth to American people," McCain said, according to excerpts released by his campaign. "And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn't seek advice from a Chicago politician."

The two campaigns have been exchanging fire at an increasingly rapid pace, with the McCain camp focusing on Obama's association with onetime radical William Ayers and Obama now criticizing McCain's involvement in the Keating Five scandal of the early 1990s. In his speech this afternoon at the University of New Mexico, McCain plans to accuse Obama of thinking "he is above" having to answer questions about his record. "All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government?" McCain asks. "What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama? But ask such questions and all you get in response is another barrage of angry insults."

As an example, McCain plans to point to the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying that he called for tighter restrictions (in 2006) -- but was rebuffed by Democrats in Congress. He has accused Obama of being "silent" on the regulation of the two mortgage giants.

"To hear him talk now, you'd think he'd always opposed the dangerous practices at these institutions," McCain will say. "But there is absolutely nothing in his record to suggest he did. He was surely familiar with the people who were creating this problem. The executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have advised him, and he has taken their money for his campaign. He has received more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any other senator in history, with the exception of the chairman of the committee overseeing them. Did he ever talk to the executives at Fannie and Freddie about these reckless loans? Did he ever discuss with them the stronger oversight I proposed? If Senator Obama is such a champion of financial regulation, why didn't he support these regulations that could have prevented this crisis in the first place? He won't tell you, but you deserve an answer."

McCain will not apparently address the role of his own campaign manager Rick Davis, whose work on behalf of the two Fannies has drawn sharp criticism from the Obama camp.

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I guess if one has an evil heart, if one is unqualified to be president, and campaign is in the toilet; then I guess it's the only thing he has left. I hope ALL of the American people will completely reject him and his empty useless evil words !

No weapon forged against you [ Barack Obama] will prevail, and you [ Barack Obama] will refute every tongue that accuses you [ Barack Obama] . This is the heritage of the servants [ Barack Obama] of the LORD, and this is their [ Barack Obama] vindication from me," declares the LORD. - Isaiah 54:17

" I [ God ] will send my terror ahead of you [ Barack Obama] and throw into confusion every nation you [ Barack Obama] encounter. I [ God ] will make all your [ Barack Obama] enemies turn their backs and run." - Exodus 23:27

The Lord will rescue me [ Barack Obama] from every evil attack and will bring me [ Barack Obama] safely to his heavenly kingdom. - 2 Timothy 4:18


It's time for the American people to get it right and NOT vote for McCain-Palin, instead vote for change. It's time for this country to turn the page and seek a new and better future for ourselves and our children.It's time for REAL change in Washington, it's time to elect Barack Obama for president !

Obama-Biden are the wiser and stronger team to solve the crucial challenges we have in this nation and abroad !

Posted by: Obama44thpres | October 7, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is mentally unstable and Joe Six-pack has filed a restraining order against Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Ritalisa | October 7, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain need to release his medical records.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 7, 2008 7:22 AM | Report abuse

McCain why don't you release your medical records

Posted by: r4147824 | October 7, 2008 7:20 AM | Report abuse

PALIN: MS HUBRIS, USA
In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow, similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and nemesis in the Greek world. The proverb "pride goes before a fall" is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris. In reference to someone being in hubrity: hubrity is a fulfillment of being hubristic or a continual behavior of being prideful. Victor in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein exudes hubris in order to become a great scientist, but is eventually regretting this previous desire. Faustus in Christopher Marlowe's play Dr. Faustus exudes hubris, all the way until his final minutes of life.

Posted by: nacnudbob | October 7, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

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nowanna3:
"I'm sorry Billw3, did you sleep through the entire democratic primary?"

Clinton would have won the primary, except that Obamma wasn't vetted re the Wright issue until after March 13. He won the first nine due to sexism, but after that it was nip and tuck and Clinton almost won anyway.

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Posted by: Billw3 | October 6, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just saw a great commercial for a new Movie starring Leonardo Decaprio and Russell Crowe, based on the Barack Obama
candidacy-

"Body of Lies"

Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT WAS GOOD FRIEND OF OSAMA BEN LADIN,THINGS GOING BAD.BUSH MAKE BUSINESS WITH OSAMA BEN LADIN FAMILY'S I MEAN OILLLLLLLLLLL
THAT MAKE BUSH A TERRORIST!!!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 6, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

How about this: All the people who want to vote for Palin/McCain can give their tax money to the richest 1% and everybody who wants to vote for Obama gets the tax break (except those making more than $250k)

Posted by: JRM2 | October 6, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Today while Palin was whipping up the crowd accusing Obama of all the latest nasty things they can think of, a man in the crowd yelled: "Let's kill him!"

Later, McCain was whipping up the crowd and a man shouted: "He's a terrorist!"

Neither Palin nor McCain reprimanded either spectator.

What does this tell you about their "values"?

It almost seems as though they are inciting violence by telling lies.

Isn't that against the law?

Posted by: JRM2 | October 6, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

BUSH,HE'S GOOD FRIEND OF OSAMA BEN LADIN FAMILY.


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 6, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

This whole distraction is already being debunked on the networks.

The McCain campaign made a fatal flaw that Obama exposed today - they admitted they need to change the subject and talk about something else beside the economy.

"Say Anything McCain" is at it again. So who and what will he be tomorrow? A Conservative? A Democrat? A Populist? A Maverick? Or maybe just aptly, Bozo The Clown?

McCain is too frantic, jittery and erratic. Too reckless and political. He make me feel very uneasy.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the next debate will be when McCain's head explodes? Obama will call him out for his lies and exaggerations. One man takes campaign donations from individuals who happen to work for Fannie and Freddie, the other hires the lobbyists who made millions lobbying for Fannie and Freddie.

The pressure is on and we know that McCain panics and lashes out under pressure. Watch carefully as he clenches his teeth and glares. The guy is damaged goods. Keep his finger away from "the button".

Posted by: thebobbob | October 6, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Apparently McCain's the kind of person who, when he's desperate because he's going down, will try to take as many others down with him as he can. Thank God he showed this side of himself before the election. WE'VE SUFFERED ENOUGH.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

1. If McCain was truly concerned about Obama character he would have brought it up much, much sooner. Were less than a month away from the election, right?

2. McCains own campaign admitted they need to change the subject away from economy further exposing this is just a roost.

3. Plain has no credibility to make such claims with her questionable shady past. witchcraft and troopergate anyone?

Sorry conservatives, your ideology is old fashioned, flawed and on the way out. Most of the country leans left. Thats a fact.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

McCain will not apparently address the role of his
-----own campaign manager Rick Davis, whose work on behalf of the two Fannies has drawn sharp criticism from the Obama camp.

What a joke. The McCain /Palin team is the biggest political joke in the last 100 years.

"Rope-a-dope" should now read "Rope The Dopes"

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | October 6, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry Billw3, did you sleep through the entire democratic primary?

Maybe if McCain/Palin came up with something better than the old Hillary talking points they would get more attention. They can say it louder and more often, but it still the same old stuff that didn't work last time.


"Obama's shady background is off-limits to the mainstream media. Liberalism reigns with them where the mantra is do what feels good, be uncaring, get something for nothing, and be irresponsible. The Roman empire comes to mind.

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Posted by: Billw3"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 6, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

No one will be talking about Ayers or wright by the weekend. Americans are tired of this non-sense. Been there, done that.

McCain bringing this now up to try and change the subject is disgenuine. In other words, it's that it's really a concern, but rather a ploy to not talk abou the economy. Otherwise McCain would have been talking about months or a year before, right?

we all this. That why McCain lost.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for early voting! I am casting my ballot tomorrow and then turning my TV off until November 5 :)

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 6, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

How did the Ayers and Wright stuff work out the first time they were raised?

Not going to work. Everything has been vetted. This is just repeating everything for the sake of a distraction.

We're too smart.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Sorry but McCain missed the boat. The time to make Obama character an issue has come and gone by about 1 year.

This reeks of politics as usual.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

I said it earlier karma sucks, what goes around comes around and McCain is getting his.Like Bill Clinton said it would be a landslide and Obama will win by 65%70% of the vote. So McCain supporters sucks to be you oh that's right that will be the big corporations not maintstreet that will suffer, with Obama's plan mainstreet will be getting the tax breaks,while the big corporations pay more in taxes. The American people want to hear about the economy & enegry and health care plans not a campaign seaar, it is only making Obama look better in Americans eyes.

Posted by: jgipson1 | October 6, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

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lucy2008:
"Mr. McCain shouldn't talk like this"

Sure, let Obama go unvetted to many voters. Would that make you happy?

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Posted by: Billw3 | October 6, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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Obama's shady background is off-limits to the mainstream media. Liberalism reigns with them where the mantra is do what feels good, be uncaring, get something for nothing, and be irresponsible. The Roman empire comes to mind.

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Posted by: Billw3 | October 6, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Did McCain really just say that Barack Obama gets "touchy" and "angry" whenever he gets questioned on his credentials or policies? I know that projection is a common psychological phenomenon, especially for those who find themselves in desperate situations. But for a set piece speech that must mean it's afflicted McCain's entire campaign.


I mean, I still remember McCain's boil over performance at the Des Moines Register editorial board last week ..
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhb41Z-Znkg
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And now a member of the paper's editorial board, who I assume was in the room, is asking whether McCain is just too touchy and unstable to be a safe person to have as president.


From the weekend column ...

"John McCain is angry.
You can feel it in the clenched muscles in his throat, the narrowing of his eyes, the controlled tone with which he handles a question he doesn't like, as if struggling to contain something that might spill out. We've seen that body language on TV. But around a Des Moines Register table Tuesday, the anger and tension were palpable. And unsettling."
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http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008810030350
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Eeesh ...


I think the lesson is that it's hard to take potshots about the other guy (Obama) being 'angry' when you're (McCain) in the midst of having your own on-air breakdown with fifty years of anger and resentment boiling to the surface for everyone in America to see.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

arrrrggggghhhh!
JOSEPH MCCARTHY

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | October 6, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I could care less about the Keating 5 or the Keating 50. Obama was never vetted. He not only has ties to Ayers but to black racists like Jeremiah Wright and Louis KKK Farakkkhan who is a Mugabe wannabee. Obama is not fit for the Presidency. He is an invention of Bolsheviks. Even if he didn't have ties to black racists and other American haters, his left wing philosophy is way of touch with middle America. Obama is dangerous for America. He is not fit to lead this country. McCain and Palin need to fight fight fight and so do McCain/Palin supporters to tell the nation who this Obama really is.

Posted by: elreyjones | October 6, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the most dangerous Senator since
Eugene McCarthy.
His techniques are just far less obvious

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | October 6, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

National Review-

August 28, 2008 12:00 PM

Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar
By the Editors


...But we are talking about more than a mere “association.”

Bluntly, Obama has lied about his relationship with Ayers, whom he now dismisses as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” Ayers and Obama have made joint appearances together; they have argued together for “reforms” of the criminal justice system to make it more criminal-friendly; Obama gushed with praise for Ayers’ 1997 polemical book on the Chicago courts; and they sat together for three years on the board of the Woods Fund, a left-wing enterprise that distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to their ideological allies. Most significant, they worked closely together on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).

The CAC was a major education reform project, proposed by Ayers, which was underwritten by a $49.2 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation, complemented by another $100 million in private and public funding. The project ran for about five years, beginning in 1995. As the liberal researcher Steve Diamond has recounted, Ayers ran its operational arm, the “Chicago School Reform Collaborative.” Obama, then a 33-year-old, third-year associate at a small law firm, having no executive experience, was brought in to chair the board of directors, which oversaw all “fiscal matters.”

By the time the CAC’s operations were wound down in 2001 it had doled out more than $100 million in grants but had failed to achieve any improvement in the Chicago schools. What little is known about the grants Obama oversaw is troubling. As Diamond relates, one of the first CAC awards in 1995 was $175,000 for the “Small Schools Workshop,” which had been founded by Ayers and was then headed by Mike Klonsky. It was only the beginning of the CAC’s generous funding of Klonsky — a committed Maoist who had been an Ayers comrade in the radical Students for a Democratic Society (the forerunner of Ayers’ Weatherman terrorist organization), and who hosted a “social justice” blog on the Obama campaign website until his writings were hastily purged in June after Diamond called attention to them.

The CAC records, said to comprise 70 linear feet of files, have long been maintained at the library of the UIC, the public university where Ayers teaches. This summer, Kurtz made an appointment to review them and, after being assured access, was blocked from seeing them by library administrators, who stammered about needing permission from the “donor” — whom they declined to identify. Kurtz energetically raised public awareness to the stonewalling, and the library finally relented this week. That is, as Barack Obama prepares to accept the Democrats’ nomination tonight, the records of his only significant executive experience just became available for review on Tuesday.

Kurtz began his review, and on Wednesday was invited on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program to discuss it. Rosenberg is a Chicago institution. His program, “Extension 720,” has aired for more than 30 years — a civil forum where knowledgeable guests from across the political spectrum discuss important issues in revealing two-hour interviews. What happened Wednesday night was stunning, as even the normally unflappable Rosenberg observed.

The Obama campaign — which has emissaries appearing everywhere — declined Rosenberg’s invitation to have a representative appear on the program and respond to Kurtz’s factual assertions. The campaign did, however, issue an “Obama Action Wire” that encouraged supporters to contact the program (telephone information was provided) and use scripted “talking points” to disrupt Kurtz’s appearance, which it deemed “unacceptable.” As the Politico’s Ben Smith reported, the campaign also urged supporters to demand that Rosenberg scrap the appearance of Kurtz, whom the campaign libeled as a “smear-merchant” and a “slimy character assassin.” The rant was reminiscent of the work of the left-wing media “watch-dog” Media Matters for America.

Other than denigrating Kurtz for being conservative, Obama’s operatives have provided no response to the substance of his claims. In their only pretense of engaging him, they accuse him of telling “a flat out lie” that Ayers recruited Obama for the CAC. Though it is a reasonable inference that Ayers recruited Obama, the careful Kurtz has stopped short of making it — observing only that Obama offers no explanation of how he was recruited if not through Ayers, his friend and the CAC’s driving force.

The station, WGN, has made a stream of the broadcast available online, here, and it has to be heard to be believed. Obama’s robotic legions dutifully jammed the station’s phone lines and inundated the program with emails, attacking Kurtz personally. Pressed by Rosenberg to specify what inaccuracies Kurtz was guilty of, caller after caller demurred, mulishly railing that “we just want it to stop,” and that criticism of Obama was “just not what we want to hear as Americans.” Remarkably, as Obama sympathizers raced through their script, they echoed the campaign’s insistence that it was Rosenberg who was “lowering the standards of political discourse” by having Kurtz on, rather than the campaign by shouting him down.

Kurtz has obviously hit a nerve. It is the same nerve hit by the American Issues Project, whose television ad calling for examination of the Obama/Ayers relationship has prompted the Obama campaign to demand that the Justice Department begin a criminal investigation. Obama fancies himself as “post-partisan.” He is that only in the sense that he apparently brooks no criticism. This episode could be an alarming preview of what life will be like for the media should the party of the Fairness Doctrine gain unified control of the federal government next year.

Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

DEAR WASHINGTON POST,

I WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR UPHOLDING THE MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY FREEDOM OF SPEECH. I AM SHOCKED HOW FAR LEFT BLOGS, SUCH AS HUFFINGTON POST FOR EXAMPLE, BAN PEOPLE FROM COMMENTING JUST BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH WHAT ONE MIGHT SAY.

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.

Justice Anthony Kennedy (1936 - )

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 6, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Mudslinging is the last refuge of the truly hapless, helpless and hopeless. It is a tactic favored by scoundrels and weasels. Sadly, it also invites retaliation in kind and any such retaliation will invariably be unkind. To wit:
• McCain's entry into political life as a member of The Keating Five;
• his marital infidelity and spousal abandonment in favor of a younger, uncrippled, decidedly richer heiress;
• Cindy's father's business association (and the founding of the McCain fortune) with a Mafia-linked business partner;
• Cindy's drug addiction and drug conviction resulting in the court-ordered dismantling of a medical charity misused as a front for her phony, illegal prescriptions;
• McCain's health issues and four bouts with melanoma (was it stage 2A or 3B?);
• increasingly bizarre and erratic behavior by a septuagenarian candidate (incipient Alzheimer’s or merely senior moments?);
• medical cover-up?;
• McCain a compulsive gambler accepting perks and favors from that lobby?;
• tax issues w/ Palin failure to report per diem income;
• Palin Trooper-gate issue;
• Palin "witchcraft" prayer protection service at Wasilla Assembly of God;
• Palin children's behavior in general (lots of allegations and rumors, none of which should be anybody's d**n business);
• Palin’s taking a per diem and charging the taxpayers of Alaska for every night spent in her own home, as if it were a Motel 6;
• Palin's book banning/burning activities as mayor;
• Palin's intellectual fitness to serve and be a sick, 72 year old heartbeat removed from the presidency.
• etc., etc., etcetera.
It's ugly folks anyway you look at it! It's always wrong and NEVER appropriate. It's tawdry, unseemly, unwarranted and unwonted in the political process. It besmirches the target and the mudslinger himself/herself. And... it cuts both ways. Both parties CAN do it. Up and until now only one has been so desperate as to stoop to it. Let us not open this can of worms lest we soon find them crawling all over us!

Posted by: kmarin | October 6, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain is losing the election by greater than 60% in electoral votes. He is now defending his red states. Resorting to outrageous lies and smears is his way to not talk about the economy and financial tumble we are in. He does not serve a voter like me who's IRA is melting and business is at risk. He is a multi-millionaire who pals with wall street and big oil lobbyists and let's them run his campaign or be his advisors (Rick Davis, Phill Graham and others). John McCain has many closets in those 7 houses that are filled with skeletons. These skeletons have been polished up with video and pdfs to make a killing if need be. McCain shouldn't play this game.

McCain should join our democratic election and share the debate on substanative issues. We need to talk about the economy, jobs, healthcare, our children. I want to hear this! Not the silly lies. And yes, they are lies.

Posted by: lucy2008 | October 6, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain shouldn't talk like this. He looks utterly rediculous and sounds like a ranting old man with a Napoleon complex.

Over half of the nation believe him to be untruthfull and over half believe he is not the same person he was over 8 yrs ago.He has shown the public something dark. He has shown all of us the scaly underbelly of what is not admirable in our country. The same things that caused this financial downfall.

Mr. McCain is a lier and has a long track record regarding this. He is a myth monger for self-agrandizement. He isn't a leader of men. He does not have a record of good works that inspire. He doesn't even have the rhetoric to inspire. He is a pal of the robber barons and finally joined their ranks.

Mr. McCain is running on the same Bush/Cheney policies and took part in the last 8 yrs of Republican deregulation and fox in the chicken coup management of government.

Posted by: lucy2008 | October 6, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The Ayers "ONE" and the Keating 5


National Review Online-

Monday, October 06, 2008


The Ayers Question [Yuval Levin]


Very soon after she was picked to be McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin was attacked by Obama campaign spokesmen and a Democratic member of Congress for once being seen wearing a Pat Buchanan button. She had an answer and the campaign offered it. Yet now we are asked to believe that it’s somehow inappropriate to inquire why Barack Obama’s political career began in the home of an admitted and unrepentant domestic terrorist of the radical left? “Who is Barack Obama?” is not an irrelevant question given the job Obama is seeking, and it’s a question he has sought mightily to avoid answering. The veil of secrecy he has thrown over his past (journalists have been denied access to his state legislative office records, documents about state earmarks he distributed in Illinois, a list of his legal clients, his state bar application, billing records related to Tony Rezko, medical records, academic records — all of which are the sort of documents candidates routinely make public) forces the question all the more.

The Obama campaign’s response to the question appears to be to raise John McCain’s connection to the Keating Five scandal. It is by no means out of bounds to raise the issue. McCain received campaign funds from Keating, his wife’s company had been involved in investment ventures with him, and he once met with federal regulators about Keating’s bank — though the Senate Ethics Committee found that unlike three other senators involved in the scandal, “Senator McCain’s actions were not improper.” The committee said only that he had exercised bad judgment by being involved with Keating at all and not seeing what others were doing. In fact, Bob Bennett, who was the Democratic lawyer selected by the committee to investigate the Keating Five, says in his book that he recommended that McCain’s name be dropped from the investigation because there was no evidence against him but, for political reasons (the other Senators were all Democrats), McCain’s name was left on the list.

McCain’s response to that scandal should certainly be compared with Obama’s Ayers explanations. McCain has spoken and written about every detail of the Keating mess, has expressed open contrition for allowing himself to be drawn into it even tangentially, and devoted years of his career to combating corruption as a result. He even badly overreacted and pushed for vastly excessive regulation of campaign financing. He has said (in a book in which he details his and others’ actions in the matter) that merely the appearance of impropriety involved makes his involvement with Keating “the worst mistake of my life.”

Had Obama done and said something similar regarding the sort of radicalism Ayers represents, he would now have an answer to offer. Instead, he has worked with Ayers, supported his causes, and denied any significance to the links between them. That, too, makes this a legitimate question about a man who would be president.


10/06 02:41 PM


Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

It boggles the mind how Mr. McCain and Mrs. Palin lie. And with such temerity, these are bold-faced smears with racial overtones. It is clear that they are losing the election and are capital "L" losers.

Where the state of our economy is right now this minute- the stock market dropping by 800 pts. We deserve better than Mr. McCain. He is a self-absorbed weak man. He can get riled and angry, but that hardly inspires and in fact does the opposite.

Mr McCain does not have the character or leadership skills to be president. He is only a maverick by being an erratic outlier.

Posted by: lucy2008 | October 6, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

it's all over now...

Please Watch this before voting.

Remember the Keating 5?


Posted by: parsonsscott | October 6, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"Say Anything McCain" is at it again. So who and what will he be tomorrow? A Conservative? A Democrat? A Populist? A Maverick? Or maybe just aptly, Bozo The Clown?

McCain is too frantic, jittery and erratic. Too reckless and political. He make me feel very uneasy.

Ayers and Wright weren't an issue for the McCain campaign a month ago, yet now it is? Why? Out of cards Palin/McCain?

Palin/McCain 08- "Thanks, but no Thanks!"

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

30 Fact checks about Ayers/Obama

LIE: "My view is that the community organizer was really a sham event. Bill Ayers was testing him."(Andy Martin, Hannity's America, October 5, 2008, "Obama and His Friends: History of Radicalism")
TRUTH: Bill Ayers had nothing to do with Obama's community organizing job. It's pure lunacy to imagine that Ayers was "testing" Obama.

LIE: Obama's "community organizing is a grand scheme perpetuated by none other than William Ayers."(Sean Hannity, Hannity's America, October 5, 2008, "Obama and His Friends: History of Radicalism")
TRUTH: Obama's community organizing was not a vast conspiracy for revolution devised by Bill Ayers.

LIE: "They live half a mile from William Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist" and "Just a half a mile from those homes is Louis Farrakhan."(Hannity's America, October 5, 2008, "Obama and His Friends: History of Radicalism")
TRUTH: It's true, of course, that Obama lives in this same neighborhood, as do tens of thousands of other people who presumably are also guilty by geographical association. The logic of this argument would be, if you live half a mile from a sex offender, then you agree with child molesters.

LIE: Obama and Ayers "appeared together at various public engagements...it would seem that they are more than just a little bit friendly."(Sean Hannity, Hannity's America, October 5, 2008, "Obama and His Friends: History of Radicalism")
TRUTH: Appearing on a speaking panel is not a sign of friendship. There is no evidence that Obama had any role in ever inviting Ayers to speak.

LIE: In 1995, Ayers and Dohrn "hosted a political coming out party for a young Barack Obama."(Sean Hannity, Hannity's America, October 5, 2008, "Obama and His Friends: History of Radicalism")
TRUTH: This was an event for Alice Palmer, not a "coming-out party" for Obama. Obama was invited by Palmer to the event.

But long before tonight's Hannity, the right-wing has been spreading a series of lies about Obama and Ayers.

LIE: "Bill Ayers is an unrepentant terrorist."
TRUTH: Bill Ayers is not, and apparently never was, a terrorist. The conventional definition of a terrorist is someone who tries to kill innocent people for political purposes. As Factcheck.org noted, In fact, nobody died as a result of bombings in which Ayers said he participated as part of the Weather Underground. (Factcheck.org)

LIE: "I'm sure he's very patriotic, but his relationship with Mr. Ayers is open to question....Because, if you're going to associate and have as a friend and serve on a board and have a guy kick off your campaign that says he's unrepentant, that he wished he'd bombed more. And then, the worst thing of all, that I think really indicates Senator Obama's attitude, is he had the incredible statement that he compared Mr. Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist -- an unrepentant terrorist, with Senator Tom Coburn. Senator Coburn, a physician who goes to Oklahoma on the weekends and brings babies into life.' (John McCain, April 20, 2008, ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos)
TRUTH: Obama was not friends with Ayers. Ayers did not kick off Obama's campaign. And Obama was not comparing Ayers' actions with Coburn. Obama was pointing out that he works with people even when he disagrees with them.

LIE: "Obama's oldest friend in politics is a murderer and unrepentant terrorist. Why are they friends?"(ExposeObama.com email, Sept. 7, 2008)
TRUTH: Ayers isn't Obama's oldest friend in politics.

LIE: Ayers was "Obama's boss."(Jerome Corsi, p. 147)
TRUTH: The chair of a foundation board is not the boss of the members.

LIE: Jerome Corsi claimed Alice "Palmer would never have introduced Obama to the Hyde Park political community at the Ayres-Dohrn home unless she saw an affinity between Ayers and Dohrn's radical leftist history, her own history of far-leftist politics, and the politics of Barack Obama."(p. 137)
TRUTH: The event wasn't held primarily for Obama. It was Palmer's own announcement that she would run for Congress. Obama was there as Palmer's endorsed successor for her Senate seat, but there's no evidence that he had any role in deciding to hold it at Ayers' home.

LIE: Jerome Corsi claims about Obama: "either he did not know Ayers and Dohrn are still radical leftists--in which case he is implausibly naive--or Obama did know, which would confirm he joined with Ayers and Dohrn because Obama too continues to believe, albeit silently and secretly, in the Far Left's radical agenda."(p. 140)
TRUTH: Obama probably knew Ayers was a leftist, but he didn't care. Obama believes in the notion of a free society, where you work with people you disagree with.

LIE: "Even today, Ayers appears to hold the same radical political beliefs he did in the Weather Underground, and Obama had to know that was also the case when he first met Ayers in 1995."(Jerome Corsi, p. 147)
TRUTH: Corsi doesn't explain how Obama "had to know" Ayers' views on politics when he first met him. Telepathy? Mind-reading?

LIE: David Freddoso calls Obama's distant connection with Bill Ayers "a remarkable relationship for a presidential nominee to have."(p. 122)
TRUTH: It reality, it's not remarkable at all. The notion that people should resign from foundations and refuse to speak in public in order to avoid any connection to a former radical never convicted of a crime is absurd.

LIE: "The major media simply have not reported on Obama's two years at New York's Columbia University, where, among other things, he lived a mere quarter-mile from former terrorist Bill Ayers."(Tony Blankley, September 24, 2008)
TRUTH: Thousands upon thousands of people lived near Bill Ayers in Manhattan. Obama didn't know Ayers.

LIE: Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval. (Stanley Kurtz, Wall Street Journal)
TRUTH: Kurtz has no evidence to support his claim. Ayers was one of several people involved in starting the group, and was not its guiding spirit. According to the New York Times reporting, Obama was recruited by other CAC leaders who knew him through the Joyce Foundation.

LIE: Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda. (Stanley Kurtz, Wall Street Journal)
TRUTH: Kurtz has no evidence that Obama and Ayers worked as a team. Ayers attended six meetings of the group along with Obama.

LIE: "Obama is hanging around with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. By the way, Bill Ayers advertised himself as being a communist with a small c just when he was beginning to
partner with Obama on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. (Stanley Kurtz, Hudson Institute, Washington DC, October 1, 2008)
TRUTH: Contrary to this McCarthyist attack, there's no evidence that Obama ever knew that Ayers supposedly called himself a communist, nor is that a good reason for Obama to end his work on school reform and charitable activities.

LIE: "who provided Obama with the only executive experience he has ever had in his young life? Bill Ayers, unrepentant domestic terrorist, communist revolutionary... (Joseph Farah, World Net Daily, October 2, 2008)
TRUTH: Ayers did not provide Obama with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge job. And Obama has also had executive experience in community organizing, running a voter registration drive, as well as running his campaigns. The New York Times reported, "In fact, according to several people involved, Mr. Ayers played no role in Mr. Obama's appointment. Instead, it was suggested by Deborah Leff, then president of the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago-based group whose board Mr. Obama, a young lawyer, had joined the previous year."(Scott Shane, New York Times, October 4, 2008)

LIE: "Barack Obama is friends with Ayers, defending him as quote 'respectable and mainstream.'"(American Issues Project ad, August 2008)
TRUTH: David Axelrod described them as "friendly," not friends. Obama didn't call Ayers respectable and mainstream (although Ayers now is); Obama's campaign on his website posted an op-ed in the press that described Ayers that way.

LIE: "I can't understand why somebody who wants to be president of the United States, I'll be perfectly honest with you, would want to associate or not condemn the actions of people in the past."(Paul Ragonese, April 27, 2008, Fox News' Hannity's America)
TRUTH: Obama has condemned the past actions of Bill Ayers and called him somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago. (April 16, 2008 debate)

LIE: "Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval."(Stanley Kurtz, Wall Street Journal)
TRUTH: Kurtz has no evidence to support his claim. Ayers was one of several people involved in starting the group, and was not its guiding spirit.

LIE: "Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda."(Stanley Kurtz, Wall Street Journal)
TRUTH: Kurtz has no evidence that Obama and Ayers worked as a team. Ayers attended six meetings of the group along with Obama.

LIE: About Bill Ayers, "Barack Obama really couldn't bring himself to say 'you know, I really don't like that guy.' That was too much for him to say. He had to talk about what a decent guy he is and what a good professor."(Jim Geraghty, "Hype: The Obama Effect")
TRUTH: There is no record of Obama during the campaign calling Ayers "decent" and "a good professor." In fact, Obama really did bring himself to criticize Ayers, denouncing him during a Democratic debate as "somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago."

LIE: "Obama was feted at a fundraising event" at Ayers' home.("Hype: The Obama Effect")
TRUTH: Obama never had a fundraising event at Ayers' home.

LIE: Barack Obama and Bill Ayers had a close working relationship...the two of them were running the foundation together. (Stanley Kurtz, Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, September 29, 2008)
TRUTH: Kurtz has no evidence of a "close working relationship" beyond attending a few meetings together. The notion that Obama and Ayers were the only ones running the Chicago Annenberg Challenge is absolutely false.

LIE: "The most important smoking gun is that Barack Obama was funding Bill Ayers' radical educational projects."(Stanley Kurtz, Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, September 29, 2008)
TRUTH: This is false. Obama was the president of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, not its dictator. There's no evidence that Obama made any funding decisions. Moreover, it would have been completely unprofessional for anyone, including Obama, to ban Bill Ayers from receiving funding for educational projects because of alleged radical activities decades earlier which Ayers was never convicted of. Kurtz has no evidence that projects were judged based on anything other than their merits. This is a pure smear by association.

LIE: Emails "give us strong evidence that there may have been a cover-up in Bill Ayers' role choosing Barack Obama."(Stanley Kurtz, Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, September 29, 2008)
TRUTH: This is a fabrication. The email Kurtz is referring to shows absolutely no kind of cover up. In fact, it shows exactly the opposite. In his blog, Kurtz quotes the entire email Ken Rolling wrote to CAC founders Warren Chapman and Anne Hallett and notes that Sam Dillon, Education Reporter for the New York Times, was working on an article. Rolling wrote about Dillon, He is trying to understand how Barack got 'picked' for the CAC board, by whom, why, etc. - I have avoided that question head-on though I believe Barack was Debbie Leff's/Joyce nomination." This email reveals no kind of cover-up, and the New York Times article found several sources that said Obama was not picked by Ayers.

LIE: "There is a secret group in the Obama-Biden campaign tasked with shutting off any leaks from the record that links Barack Obama to his longtime adviser and mentor Bill Ayers, professor of education at the University of Illinois and unrepentant Weatherman terrorist and fugitive from the 1970s....There is a substantial independent report from a major Democratic source that confirms Diamond's suspicions. The source confirms the unit is led by Bill Ayers himself and likely includes Tom Hayden and other members of 'Progressives for Obama.' Most critically, the Democratic source says this unit has direct access to media adviser David Axelrod of the Obama-Biden campaign."(John Batchelor, Human Events, September 12, 2008)
TRUTH: There is no "secret group." Hayden reports, "I am not part of any effort, personal or organized, trying to protect Obama against any leaks." The notion that Ayers is leading the "unit" is laughable. According to the University of Illinois library, "all papers have been available since August 26" about the school reform group that Ayers and Obama worked on. Diamond, the source cited for the existence of the "unit," declares, "I have no evidence of such a unit." Diamond added, "I told Batchelor that I would not speak to Human Events yet he made up a quote from me and placed it in his article."

Crossposted at ObamaPolitics.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I cant wit until Nov 5th the day Palin gets her ass handed to her and is thrown on plane back to alaska for good.

Palin is right, she like regular folk. That exactly why she cant be VP. 99% of regular folk isn't qualified either.

Her debate performance was nothing short of obnotious. All the juvinile winking, country slang and lack of knowledge.

Palin/McCain 08 - "Thanks, but no thanks!"

Posted by: Dano111 | October 6, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse


National Review Online-



Monday, October 06, 2008

The Ayers Question [Yuval Levin]


Very soon after she was picked to be McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin was attacked by Obama campaign spokesmen and a Democratic member of Congress for once being seen wearing a Pat Buchanan button. She had an answer and the campaign offered it. Yet now we are asked to believe that it’s somehow inappropriate to inquire why Barack Obama’s political career began in the home of an admitted and unrepentant domestic terrorist of the radical left? “Who is Barack Obama?” is not an irrelevant question given the job Obama is seeking, and it’s a question he has sought mightily to avoid answering. The veil of secrecy he has thrown over his past (journalists have been denied access to his state legislative office records, documents about state earmarks he distributed in Illinois, a list of his legal clients, his state bar application, billing records related to Tony Rezko, medical records, academic records — all of which are the sort of documents candidates routinely make public) forces the question all the more.

The Obama campaign’s response to the question appears to be to raise John McCain’s connection to the Keating Five scandal. It is by no means out of bounds to raise the issue. McCain received campaign funds from Keating, his wife’s company had been involved in investment ventures with him, and he once met with federal regulators about Keating’s bank — though the Senate Ethics Committee found that unlike three other senators involved in the scandal, “Senator McCain’s actions were not improper.” The committee said only that he had exercised bad judgment by being involved with Keating at all and not seeing what others were doing. In fact, Bob Bennett, who was the Democratic lawyer selected by the committee to investigate the Keating Five, says in his book that he recommended that McCain’s name be dropped from the investigation because there was no evidence against him but, for political reasons (the other Senators were all Democrats), McCain’s name was left on the list.

McCain’s response to that scandal should certainly be compared with Obama’s Ayers explanations. McCain has spoken and written about every detail of the Keating mess, has expressed open contrition for allowing himself to be drawn into it even tangentially, and devoted years of his career to combating corruption as a result. He even badly overreacted and pushed for vastly excessive regulation of campaign financing. He has said (in a book in which he details his and others’ actions in the matter) that merely the appearance of impropriety involved makes his involvement with Keating “the worst mistake of my life.”

Had Obama done and said something similar regarding the sort of radicalism Ayers represents, he would now have an answer to offer. Instead, he has worked with Ayers, supported his causes, and denied any significance to the links between them. That, too, makes this a legitimate question about a man who would be president.


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Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

This election is coming down to a choice for either hate or hope.

Maybe McCain can drag his campaign out of the gutter and back to the issues that affect us the most, like the economy.

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 6, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Proof by Obamas own words that he is alot closer to Ayer's than he would like to admit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-45A6I-N5I

Posted by: chrisesco2001 | October 6, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why Obamatons call it 'smearing' when it's the truth. Facts are facts, boys and girls. Fact: Obama has many unethical and unsavory associations. Fact: Obama is intimately tied to ACORN and ACORN Housing. Fact: The bulk of Obama's resume came from legislation that Emil Jones, Jr. did and then allowed Obama to take the credit. Fact: Obama wants a socialist country. Fact: Obama is a radical leftist. The only one that could be considered a smear is that Obama may be a racist. Going to a racist church and marrying a racist wife may not be enough to verify this.

Posted by: RUBY2 | October 6, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Has the McCain camp purged their coffers of donations from anyone who ever sat on a non-profit board with William Ayers?

Posted by: chrisduckworth | October 6, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Actor Jon Voight Was On Fox Last Night, He went nuts on Obama. Assuses him of all kinds of Crazy things. Watch his crazy rant at http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Since the Post wrote so extensively about William Ayers, why don't you write a front page investigative piece on Sarah Palin's association with the Alaska independence party. She has "buddied" up with the group for years and her husband has been a member for years as well. Since their founder has hatred toward America and call for succession from the U.S. the is relevant to the campaign. Your paper would not be doing its duty if it did not shed light on this relationship.

Posted by: benabong | October 6, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

It's about time!

Posted by: JakeD | October 6, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Corporate-owned media falls in line with McCain’s smear assault

Interesting, isn’t it? On the very day that the McCain campaign is to begin its “Obama is a terrorist” swiftboat-style smear assault, the New York Times leads with a story outlining Obama’s non-relationship-relationship with 70s era radical William Ayers. The New York Times concluded, as have all the many reports relating to the subject; the New York Times’ piece concluded that Obama did not and does not have ties to Ayers. But, wait! Interesting, too, that ALL THREE CORPORATE-OWNED NETWORKS continued the discussion on Sunday—that is interesting, isn’t it?

This Ayres-Obama smear has been debunked ten times over. So, why is the corporate-owned media continuing to play it up? Why are they doing the McCain campaign’s dirty work even when they know it is all a lie?

That is simple! The corporate-owned media is doing what their corporate masters want them to do. Corporate America is terrified—scared out of their minds that the American people are going to make the Democratic candidate, Obama, their president and, too, give the Democrats filibuster proof majorities in both houses of congress. The corporations understand what that would mean for them—they know that the people are really pissed off for having to handover a trillion dollars to Wall Street and corporate greed-merchants. The corporations know that the American people are going to want changes to the system! The corporations know that the American people are going to demand an end to the greed-driven trickle down three card monte-like scheme that has been imposed upon them!

Understand, the McCain campaign’s “Obama is a terrorist” swiftboat smear assault is being demanded by and propagated by corporate America. Corporate America knows that their only hope for maintaining power is to destroy Obama and to catapult their guy, their very old geezer, John McCain, into the Oval Office. So, it is interesting to see the corporate-owned press begin and to continue McCain’s “Obama is a terrorist” swiftboat smear assault, but it isn’t happening by accident—it is by design! This is corporate America’s way of ensuring that the Democrats won’t control all three levers of representative government. Interesting how it works, isn’t it?

(ProgressiveDailyBeacon.com)

Posted by: dsoulplane | October 6, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

For those looking for excitement tomorrow night should be high drama. McCain has been testy lately and if McCain comes out swinging like I think he will and Obama bobs and weaves like I know he can, then the fun will begins. A few counter punches that draw a little McCain's blood and the warrior will lose it. The real John McCain will be on display in Brenton College. The toughness and calmness of Obama will be there for all to see as well.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 6, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh....now I get it.....NOT!

It's that darn "media filter" that's preventing Palin from talking about "the real issues"...cough cough, rather than flinging crap at Obama.....pleeeeeease.


Palin has devoted a significant portion of every one of her stump speeches in recent days to lamenting that the "filter of the mainstream media" has not given her a chance to do what she really wants to do: talk about the issues. But in filter-free forums across the country, Palin continues to speak in generalities about where she and John McCain want to take the country, calling for tax cuts, winning the wars, and reforming government, while providing very few details on how she would accomplish those goals.


Instead, Palin has increasingly focused her remarks on tearing down Obama.

"Either do the math or just go with your gut," Palin said at a rally here this morning. "Either way you’re going to come up with the same conclusion — Barack Obama is gonna raise your taxes. So there’s a pattern here of a left-wing agenda that is packaged and prettied up to look like mainstream policies."
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http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/06/politics/fromtheroad/entry4503812.shtml
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The McCain/Palin ship is sinking faster than the Titanic and Fear mongering is all they have left.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

How about ms palin being put to the same scrutiny - why isn't she taking questions on anything? Why isn't mccain explaining rick davis and his ties. Or better yet - phil gramm, you know, his economic brain trust - where's the explanation on his role in this meltdown.

McCain is a sad and desperate man. It's a shame to see him throw away his integrity and reputation the way he has. Truly shameful behavior on McCains part.

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions | October 6, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"McCain will not apparently address the role of his own campaign manager Rick Davis, whose work on behalf of the two Fannies has drawn sharp criticism from the Obama camp."

Posted by: flyfishchef | October 6, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

When you can't win on the issues and you have no plan to improve the lives of average middle class Americans, break out the Fear and Smear.

What does McCain have to say about the huge losses in the stock market and how he will address it?

What does McCain have to say about the 159,000 people who were laid off last month and how he will address it?

What does McCain have to say about his healtcare proposal to tax employer provided health benefits and force millions into the private healthcare marketplace while adding another $7,000 in private market healthcare insurance costs to the American family?

What does McCain have to say about improving regulation and oversight on Wall St. to bring back investor confidence in the markets?

What does McCain have to say about improving Social Security and planning for its long term stability?

What does McCain have to say about making college more affordable for the middle class?

Why does "maverick" McCain who claims to be a "reformer", refuse to address the issues that matter to the average middle class person?

Why can't McCain explain why McCain/Palin policies are just like Bush's but will somehow work for them after 8 years of failure with Bush?

Give speeches about issues that matter to the middle class and how your policies will make middle class lives better.

Posted by: flyfishchef | October 6, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

SHARP WORDS FROM MCCAIN.......
JUST ANOTHER ONE OF HIS ERRATIC RANTS SMELLING LIKE A SHARP CHEESE.
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JOHN KEATING MCCAINIAC
&
SARAHCIDE PALINGATE
2008
*COUNTRY FIRST SAVINGS & LOAN*
_____________

We must take our country back from Ali Mohammad McCain and Osama Bin Palin! My Friends..If they want to play the blame game with silly tactics flavored with racial overtones and list Barack Obama's name with terrorists, muslims, thugs, resko/ayres fibs, anti-hillary accusations, & flag pins; We must demand the following GOP/McCraziac issues come to the forefront and be answered in the media:
~Keating 5 www(dot)KeatingEconomics(dot)com
~Fundamental Deregulator
~Deregulation of Social Security
~Deregulation of HealthCare
~Enron Loophole
~100 Year War Monger & $Trillions$ Spent On Iraqi War
~Vicki Iseman
~Brokaw/McCain Friendship
~Infidelity/Adultery
~Anti-Catholic
~Tax Break Elimination
~Voted Against Equal Pay & Equal Rights For Our Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Grandmothers, Nieces, Aunts, Wives, & Girlfriends
~Temperament-Erraticsism, Is There A Blood Relation Between McCraziac & Bill-Had-Sex-With-A-Show-Intern-O'Reilly ?
~McCain Campaign Lobbyist ie. Rick Davis & 169 more Lobbyists
~Andrew McCain + Nevada based Silver State Bank
~Andrew McCain + CMKM Diamonds,better known as CMKX
~Palingate/Troopergate Criminal Investigation
~Palin's REV.THOMAS MUTHEE Witchdoctor Video
~Betrayus With A Surge To Nowhere In Iraq
~US Council For World Freedom; Radical, Dangerous & Racist Organization
~Voted Against Veteran Benefits At Home
~4th Stage Cancer
~Anheuser Busch(Budweiser)Cindy Mccain #1 National Debate Sponsor
~*Straight Talk America PAC, *Altria Group, *American Issues Project, *National Campaign Fund, *Vets For Freedom
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
www(dot)mccainslobbyists(dot)com

www(dot)mccainsource(dot)com

www(dot)therealmccain(dot)com/butler

www(dot)mudflats(dot)wordpress(dot)com

www(dot)plnewsforum(dot)com/index.php/forums/viewthread/39966

www(dot)phoenixnewtimes(dot)com/1989-11-29/news/mccain-the-most-reprehensible-of-the-keating-five/1

www(dot)rationalrevolution0(dot)tripod(dot)com/war/bush_family_and_the_s(dot)htm

www(dot)republicansexoffenders(dot)com

www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c

McCain Campaign Has Strong Ties To Corporate Lobbyists At Center Of Bailout
www(dot)thinkprogress(dot)org/2008/09/22/mccain-campaign-lobbies-bailou

McCain on Special Interest, Lobbyists and DC Sleaze—What you should remember
www(dot)personals(dot)nymag(dot)com/blog/1069/post_78180.html?dcb=personals(dot)nymag(dot)com

Media advance myth of McCain as lobbyist foe
www(dot)mediamatters(dot)org/items/200802260009

the McCAIN BUSH GRAMM foreclosure plan: called BIG BANK BAILOUT (4 more years of BUSH PILLAGE?)
www(dot)miami(dot)craigslist(dot)org/mdc/pol/850631984(dot)html

NOW, IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE, PUT "credit default swap + Mccain lobbyists" INTO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BAR
AND YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THE UNETHICAL THEFT THAT MCCAIN HAS PULLED OVER THE EYES OF ALL THE LOW INFORMATION AMERICANS THAT WILL VOTE FOR HIM. IT IS DISGUSTING AND IT'S THE SAME LIPSTICK ON THE SAME PIG!

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