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Former Fannie Chief Franklin Raines's Civic Duty

Guess where beleaguered former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines spent the better part of his day Wednesday? (Hint: Not in front of a congressional committee, where plenty of lawmakers, especially Republicans, would love to grill the Clinton-appointed former Fannie chief for his role in helping to cause the nation's living financial nightmare.)

Raines
Franklin Raines was in court yesterday for reasons having nothing to do with the nation's financial crisis.

Nope. Instead, Raines was confined to D.C. Superior Court for most of the day. And his visit wasn't even related to the controversial accounting woes that marked his tenure at the failed mortgage giant.

Raines had jury duty. Like a regular Joe Sixpack.

And he quietly read the newspapers in his "expensive blue blazer and a nice pair of slacks," as one top Senate aide and regular Sleuth informant tells us, while he awaited his jury duty fate.

"Can't tell if he has noticed yet that both President Bush yesterday and then John McCain last night basically blamed the current economic crisis on Fannie and Freddie and by extension, on him," our snarky tipster emailed. (The tipster also had jury duty.)

We caught up with Raines via email to see if he was chosen for jury duty and whether he might like to respond to McCain's attacks. He had no comment to the latter, but he did let us know he was off the hook for jury duty.

"Today was my biennial jury service day," replied Raines, who now sits on the board of Steve Case's Revolution Health company, wrote to us in an email. "I was placed on a jury selection panel but not picked to serve. Murder case. I will be back to the court house in two years."

Though if Republicans ever have their way, Raines could be spending a lot of time in the hot seat just a few blocks away from the courthouse on Capitol Hill.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
 
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I tics me off when articles like this promote that Clinton appointed this clown. First, I believe Clinton was 20 times more liberal in his appointments than any of the Bushes... Especially this nazi dictator who resides in the WH now. Please be sure to NOTE that Mary Ann.

I do not think this guy should be questioned on a committee panel... he should be locked up in CHAINS right next to Charles Manson for the rest of his life... and all his billions should be put right back into the Treasury asap!

Posted by: Ed | October 9, 2008 7:27 AM | Report abuse

yea he needs to go to jail along with jim johnson, nancy pelosi, barney frank harry reid and all the rest of the liberal pigs

Posted by: Joe | October 9, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

MR.GIBBS beat down Hannity last night
i mean he made hannity be the soap boy
in the shower.Is Hannity a real journalist
could someone write on his lies,cause he
does'nt have the intel.and when did the financial disaster fall on the sole shoulders on low income homeowners,what happen to FHA. and is it Black people
fault that AIG ripped people off,and could'nt remain solvent,what if the prudential was hurting,then we will really
go into the dumps.


OBAMA/BIden

Posted by: BULLWINKE J. MOOSE | October 9, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Everything that happens is always the
democrats fault.do the repubs. take any respondsibly for anything? the party of
blame,anybody but themselves,what about AIG
grookes Arse,who gets the blame for them1
well I will tell you Reagan(there God)
and lil Bush!

Posted by: swifty | October 9, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

WAITING FOR RUSH, TO PLEASE FRIEND WILL
YOU PICK UP THE SOAP FOR ME PALIE(SMILE)

I CAN SMELL CHANGE!!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Are you sure wanting rush picking up soap
in the shower room,remember he was 4F
because something was not right in the behind! think about poster.

Posted by: RICHARD | October 9, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

JASON LEWIS IS AN IDOT TOO!

Posted by: AMY | October 9, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

repubs are playing the socialist&communist
card now once again,but they won't call
the POTUS one !and he is our current leader
all of the bailout crap is his ideal,but
blame the poor and call them unpatriotic names,just like them rich and crooked
neocons-repubs.and their reich-wing radio
nazis,let not support their sponors,and
see will we bail their azz out!

Posted by: dttohead | October 9, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Iseen that beatdown on fox tv,but since
hannity is hosting jew-haters on his show
how does that make his friend Rush feel!
Rush Limbaugh is a Jew isn't he? don't
get me wrong I like the Jewish people,
but I thought Rush was a jew! I might be wrong!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

In July, Mr. Raines was interviewed by Anita Huslin, a business reporter for the Washington Post."In the four years since he stepped down as Fannie Mae's chief executive under the shadow of a $6.3 billion accounting scandal, Franklin D. Raines has been quietly constructing a new life for himself," Ms. Huslin's story began. "He has shaved eight points off his golf handicap, taken a corner office in Steve Case's D.C. conglomeration of finance, entertainment and health care companies and, more recently, taken calls from Barack Obama's presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing matters."

Posted by: GoogleRaines | October 9, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"...for his role in helping to cause the nation's living financial nightmare.)"

It's good to see this acknowledged, even if the Post seems to be doing it belatedly and in the Behind the Scenes column. The Post previously did a gushing profile on this guy. I'd rather see this topic explored more deeply. Maybe if he switches to the Republican party he'd get the Watergate treatment.

Posted by: Days of Broken Arrows | October 9, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Just a thought while the goverrnment is giving away our money why not give it to us. 800 billion if divided among the citizens over 18 years of age each citizen would get $350,000. Then each Citizen could apply it to a bad mortage if they have one or they could blow it on consumer goods or pay off other debts,save it, buy stock while its cheap, that would should get this country going again....We could even pay taxes on it and have a little left.

Posted by: John Littleton | October 9, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

I think Mr Littleton misplaced a decimal point. He says if the $800 billion were divided among everyone over 18, each would get $350,000. Actually it would be $3,500.

Posted by: Gary Robb | October 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin SUPPORTERS SCREAM OUT, 'KILL HIM', AT ANTI-OBAMA RALLIES AS MCCAIN/PALIN CONDONE THIS BEHAVIOUR WITH THEIR SILENCE....McCain and Palin have gone on record saying they are Christians...So, is this condoning murder of a US Senator Christ like?

From 'fact of the matter'
http;//www.need4trth.blogspot.com

McCain made this statement at his rally, it was an accussation of EVIL

..."My friends you ask these questions and all you get is a barrage of insults."

THE INSULT IS THE LIE THAT MCCAIN IS PORTRAYING...The insult is having a following of RACIST HATEMONGERS....The insult is the insidious RACEBAITING WHICH THIS crude HONORLESS man who has stood up to offend our AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE AND IN THE MIDST OF A FINANCIAL WORLD CRISIS...all McCain is offering is RACIST FEAR-BAITING.

RACIST RALLIES AND PEOPLE SCREAMING OUT, "KILL HIM"........WHY ISN'T THE PRESS ALL OVER THIS? WHY AREN'T SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN, AND GOVERNORS FROM ALL OVER THE NATION CONDEMNING WHAT MCCAIN/PALIN/SEAN HANNITY ARE ATTEMPTING? HAS OUR NTION WHICH WAS FOUNDED ON RIGHTEOUSNESS COME DOWN TO MCCAIN AND PALIN AND HANNITY? WHY AREN'T WHITE LEADERS AND BLACK LEADERS AND LATINO LEADERS AND ASIAN LEADERS FROM THE COURTS AND CHURCHES ALL OER THIS CONDEMNING THEM FROM EVERY CORNER OF OUR NATION?? THE CONVERSATION IS WHAT DO WE DO TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM THIS FINANCIAL CRISIS, FROM LOSING JOBS, AND HOMES, AND SAVINGS? hOW DO WE RESPONSIBLY GET OUT OF THIS WAR AND STILL SUPPORT OUR FELLOW ALLIES AND PROMOTE DEMOCRACY WITHOUT SHOOTING FIRST AND THEN ASKING QUESTIONS? HOW DO WE NOT COMMIT OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO A 7 YEAR ISTAKE AND OCCUPATION? HOW DO WE CLEAN UP OUR STANDING IN THE WORLD AND AMONGST OUR ALLIES?

THE CONVERSATION ISN'T A QUESTION CREATED TO DECEIVE AND DIVIDE IN THE MIDST OF CRISIS, BECAUSE MY TEAM DOESN'T HAVE THE ANSWER AN VOTERS ARE LISTENING TOO SOUNDNESS OF HEART AND CHARACTER, BUT IT'S NOT ME, SO I'M JEALOUS AND WIL TRY ANYTHING EVEN EVIL TO DECIEVE THOSE I CALL AT MY RALLIES, 'MY FRIENDS' AND EVEN, 'MY FELLOW AMERICANS', BECAUSE I DONT HAVE THE ANSWERS. LEARN TO LOSE GRACEFULLY, DON'T DRAG THE NATION DOWN WITH YOU. WHY AREN'T OUR LEADERS DISCUSSING THIS AND CONDEMNING IT? DO OUR LEADERS NOT KNOW HOW TO LEAD IN INTEGRITY??? dO WE ACCEPT THIS AS AMERICANS???? MCCAIN AND PALIN ARE ATTEMPTING TO CHEAT US FOR POLITICALK EXPEDIENCY. SPEAKING TOO THE LOWEST SENSES OF OUR NATURE AND NOT THE HIGHEST....
THEY WOULD CHEAT OUR NATION FROM THE TIME OF HEALING WE SO NEED...WE CAN'T AS A PEOPLE LET THEM. NO!!!!!BY NO MEANS WILL YOU ROB US AGAIN!!!!! NO!!!!

McCain was silent giving a full voice to DANGEROUS THREATS OF ASSASSINATION. Where is his leadership on this? If any harm comes to Senator Obama, we need to remember that Senator John McCain CONDONED IT BY GIVING IT A VOICE, Sean Hannity, CONDONED IT by allowing an ani-smetic terrorist on his show and then allowing McCain and Palin own his show to give a voice too, TWO POLITICIANS WHO ARE EVEN SUPPORTED BY SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS, AND THEY THEMSELVES PROFESS CHRIST, and they came on FOX NEWS accussing a fellow American Senator of being a TERROIST, EVEN INCITING the use of his African middle name to stir up RACIST HATRED on National TV. We need to remember that FOX NEWS has given RACISM, AND ANTI-SEMITISM A VOICE THROUGH Sean Hannity's show.....If anything atrocious happens to Senator Obama THESE PEOPLE AND ENTITIES NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.


QUICK FAIR QUESTION.....

Where are we as a nation when in our politics this type of behaviour is accepted? Talked about on the news as if they were speaking about baseball and not our very lives, and what we stand for? Notice this, no one contends with the fact that John McCain and Sarah Palin and The RNC, and the NRA, and Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and a Police officer From Florida and two RNC statechairmans have PUBLICLY AND LOUDLY EVOKED RACIST SENTIMENTS OF HATRED AND MURDER and have tied it into WHAT WOULD BE CALLED PATRIOTISM.

I say this with no fear at all of being judged by a TRUE ALTRUISTIC CREATOR, who presides over us all....John McCain, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, and other dishonorable people like these who say Christ is their GOD and behave contrary to Christ are LIARS....Christ is not as Evil is. To go forth in the name of Christ yet LIE ON YOUR BROTHER, is EVIL AND WICKED!!!

To go forth in the Name of Christ and ACCUSE YOUR BROTHER FALSELY and attempt to raise questions which would CAUSE THREATS ARE EVEN HARM to his life should be evidence enough to anyone who is of Christ of something EVIL USING YOU.

Senator McCain and Governor Palin, and Senator Obama and his wife Michelle all understand in their inner being, that these aren't honest inquiries raised out of LOVE and CONCERN. McCain and Palin should be publicy shamed. Barack and Michelle should continue to walk wisely yet be very cautious and PRAY.

If it is not of TRUE LOVE AND CONCERN then it is the OPPOSITE, HATRED, and SCORN. This strategy that Senator McCain and Governor Palin have aligned themselves with is EVIL IN THE VERY CORE OF IT'S MOTIVE. It is an ANYTHING TO WIN strategy. Anything to win includes EVILNESS. DO YOU NOT KNOW YOU ARE OPENING YOURSELVES TO BE USED BY FORCES WHICH ARE NOT OF CHRIST NOR LOVE? You are opening yourselves to THE MURDER OF YOUR BROTHER, and your message is the vehicle of MURDER.

Moses said, when accused by Aaron and Miriam, his brother and sister, and then again when accused by Aken who were jealous of the Authority which God had laid upon him, see they were used of evil and even stirred up a LYNCH MOB as McCain and Palin are ALLOWING THEMSELVES TO BE USED TO DO, and they said, "Who is Moses that he should lead us??" Just as McCain and Palin are asking in the spirit of WICKEDNESS and EVIL, "Who is Barack Obama that he should lead our nation?"

When Moses heard them saying these things he fell down on his knees before them and said, "Let God Judge between you and me." Miriam was struck with Leprosy I believe Aaron then Repented. As to Aken and his fellows, Moses cried out, "Who is on the side of the Lord let them seperate themselves From Aken." Then the earth opened up and swallowed Aken and his fellows and closed in on them.

Yes, I believe at this time it is that Serious. It is written, "Authority comes not from the nor from the right, but God raises up one man and puts down another." This Nation was born on these, Senator McCain has said in the past, "These Judeo-Christian Principles". Did he really believe and mean that? If he did then he knows what position he stands in when intruding on the WILL OF GOD.

I dare also to say Let God judge between Senator McCain and Governor Palin and their attack against their brother Senator Obama. If what McCain and Palin and their SURROGATES ARE ATTEMPTING AGAINST THEIR BROTHER SENATOR OBAMA IS OF THE NATURE OF EVIL, Let God Judge in what ever manner He chooses arightly to deal with ALL WHO SAY THEY ARE OF CHRIST THAT ARE INVOLVED.

I SAY THIS IN THIS TONE BECAUSE ALL INVOLVED HAVE GONE ON RECORD TO SAY THEY ARE OF CHRIST.......

Senator John McCain, Governor Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, And Senator Barack Obama. So they all understand the Language and the meaning of this. Christ is God according to them all. So, if He is really their God and they are his children, in the book of Hebrews in The Judeo Christian Bible it says, "Do not despise when you are Disciplined by the Lord For the Lord disciplines all those who are considered his sons/daughters. If you be without discipline you do not belong to God and are illigitimate." Would Christ behave as a RACEBAITER? Would Christ Behave as "THE ACCUSER OF HIS BROTHER? Would Christ INCITE HATRED AND MURDER AT his rallies? I think not....I really think not.

SO LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY, IN THE NAME OF HIS 'HIGHEST'...SO BE IT

Posted by: need4trth | October 10, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Yeah this guy got away with a $100 million dollar compensation package and he blows out a town like a fat cat with all his loot in tow. Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank were all high and mighty about the need for a taxpayer bailout to the point that Pelosi had to give her noxious speech on the House floor before the vote that blew up at her. They were just trying to divert attention away from their own shenanigans in this mess and they are just as culpable as the Republicans in the mortgage meltdown. I think they all stink and calling the Congress a swamp is to kind. It is more like a sespool. They should all be voted out and we should start over and really put some teeth into cohorting with lobbyists and special interests just to create a revenue pool for these political parties.

Posted by: flcracker | October 10, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

When germandy mistreated the jewish people
in the 30's & 40's. If they were jewish
they all went to the camps Rush!
includeing the super rich Zionist like
yourselve. so be careful how you treat my
black people, mr.limbaugh dude!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

The problem is simple, GREED! Just look at our Congress and the bureaucracy. Lastly, look at US.
Until and unless we rid outselves of the contemptous thieves rampant in our government and two political parties, we are surely on the fast-track to decline as a nation. Business no longer needs to convince customers of the viability and the worth of their products and services via advertising and salesmanship; it's easier and cheaper to buy government officials who will do it for them, much cheaper and much more effectively!
If there was ever a time that demanded a third party truly representing the Americana people and their values...it's now. It's too late for this election; hopefully, it's not too late for our destiny.

Posted by: Lew | October 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Next historical rewrite of 'How to affect real change in a Republic that is founded on Free Commerce': 1) Indoctrinate youth with the principles of socialism (everything belongs to everybody - no one actually achieves anything based on his own abiliity) 2) Funnel money into socialistic activist organizations, 3) Break the financial underpinnings of the republic, 4) Entrench government leadership positions with members of the activist movement, 5) Become the party of majority and assume the head of the government, 6) Start a surveillance/monitoring program to obtain useful information on informants/investigations against the organization and as leverage against those who would threaten your progress, 7) Redistribute the wealth of all but the elite at the top of the organization (WHO KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE REST OF US).

Posted by: WiseUp | October 11, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Need4trth: You are full of hatred, why? Your vicious discourse is the mirror image of the behavior you condemn. Remember that the presidency has minimal impact on what happens in our country. It is our congressional leaders who are actually in charge; they make the laws we must live by. Why not go after the head the octopus instead of its tentacles?

Posted by: Vertex | October 11, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

IT BOTHERS ME THAT SO MANY OF YOU ARE ALL WRONG ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM THAT IS CAUSING THIS ECONOMIC CRISIS. IT IS NOT JUST HERE IN THE U.S. BUT HAS SPREAD TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BIG POND WITH OUR INVESTMENT BANKING SYSTEM. SINCE YOU DON'T ALL KNOW THE FACTS AND THE MOUTH RUNNETH OVER, YOU SHOULD LISTEN AND INVESTIGATE. GO TO: IBDEDITORIALS.COM AND READ HOW FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC STARTED THE CRISIS BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING FORCED INTO GIVING MORTGAGES TO POOR PEOPLE ON WELFARE OR UNEMPLOYMENT W/O DOWNPAYMENTS OR CREDIT CHECKS. THESE LOANS WERE BNDLED AND SOLD TO OTHER FINANCE AND BANKING SYSTEMS. WHEN PEOPLE STOPPED PAYING THEIR MORTGAGES AND ABANDONING THE HOMES THEY COULD NO LONGER AFFORD, THE BANKS STARTED COLLAPSING IN A DOMINO FASHION.THIS ALL STARTED IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, LIKE ITOR NOT HE WAS THE WORST PRESIDENT FOR HIS IRRESPONSIBLE ACTS. TALK ABOUT BAD JUDGMENT? GIVE ME A BREAK. HE & HUD PUT PRESSURE ON THE FED TO LOWER CREDIT STANDARDS FOR HOME MORTGAGES, HE WANTED EVERYONE TO OWN THEIR OWN HOME. HE CREATED THE REAL ESTATE BOOM. NOW WE'RE ALL PAYING THE PRICE BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS WHO ARE ON THE BANKING AND FINANCE COMMITTEES WERE TOLD AND WARNED 18 TIMES IN THE PAST 4 YEARS THAT FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC WERE HEADED FOR TROUBLE BY BUSH. FANNIE & FREDDIE FUDGED THEIR BOOKS AND FRANKLIN RAINES TOOK $100 MIL. BARNEY FRANK WAS IN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST SITUATION SINCE HIS FORMER PARTNER MOSES, WAS A CEO AND INVOLVED IN THIS AS WELL. DURING ONE OF THE HEARINGS, FRANK ASKED RAINES IF THERE WERE ANY PROBLEMS AND HE SAID "NO", SO FRANK SAYS "WELL, THEN WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?"
CHRIS DODD, MAXINE WATERS, NANCY "PHLEBOSI" AND HARRY REID, AND A FEW OTHERS WERE ALL INVOLVED IN A "COVER UP". YOU KNOW THE STANDARD:IGNORE IT AND MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY"? WELL, IT DIDN'T, IT JUST GOT BIGGER AND BIGGER AND PRES. BUSH ASKED THE CONGRESS TO TIGHTEN THEIR REINS ON THE SITUATION BUT THE DEMS KEPT IGNORING IT.

I'M SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING ALL YOUR GIBBERISH SINCE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. I'M SICK & TIRED OF HEARING DEMS BLAMING BUSH FOR EVERYTHING WHEN IT WAS THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS WHO RUN THE COUNTRY. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS, THEN SHUT UP AND LISTEN, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING. FACTUALLY SPEAKING, EVERYTHING THAT'S GONE WRONG FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS INCLUDING AN ATTACK THAT LEAD US INTO A WAR ON TERRRORISM, WAS CREATED BY THE FORMER CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.

IF YOU'RE A DEMOCRAT, YOU CAN CONTINUE TO BE IN DENIAL, YOU CAN BURY YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND, NO MATTER WHAT, THESE ARE THE FACTS. IF CLINTON GOT BIN LADEN WHEN THE CIA HAD HIM LOCKED IN, HE BACKED OUT, WE WOULD NOT BE TALKING ABOUT TERRORISM TODAY. THIS COUNTRY AND IT'S EMBASSIES AND INTERESTS OVERSEAS WERE BOMBED EIGHT TIMES STARTING IN '93 WHICH CLINTON IGNORED AND WENT TO OUR EMBASSIES IN AFRICA WITH ONE EVERY YEAR. THE LAST ONE WAS THE USS COLE BEFORE CLINTON LEFT OFFICE. IN 1998 CLINTON SIGNED A BILL PASSED BY CONGRESS CALLED "THE IRAQ LIBERATION ACT" BUT HE NEVER ACTED ON IT. IT CALLED FOR THE REMOVAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN AND A TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY FOR THE IRAQIS. IT NEVER HAPPENED INTILL BUSH. LOOK IT UP.

ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR CLINTON TOLD BUSH ABOUT THE RECENT THREATS FROM BIN LADEN SND LEFT IT ON THE WHITE HOUSE DESK. JUST AS A REPORT CAME IN TO SECRETARY OF STATE CONDI RICE, WE GET BLOWN UP ON 911.
CLINTON LEFT US WITH A MESS. IT HAS BEEN CONSTANT FOR 8 YEARS, YET EVERYONE THINKS HE'S "MR. WONDERFUL" (ONE OF THE WORST AND LOWEST RANKING PRESIDENT) EVEN THOUGH HE CHASES INTERNS AND COMMITS SEX ACTS IN THE OVAL OFFICE, HE TALKS A GOOD STORY. THE TRUTH IS HE ROBBED THE MILITARY BY CUTTING BUDGETS AND WHEN WE GOT ATTACKED OUR MEN WENT TO WAR WITHOUT PROPER EQUIPMENT. EVEN THE INTEL BUDGET WAS CUT. HE TELLS EVERYONE HE LEFT WITH A "SURPLUS", WHEN IN FACT WE WERE IN A MILD RECESSION, THE SURPLUS WAS "PROJECTED" BUT NEVER APPEARED BECAUSE WE HAD SO MUCH DEBT, THEN CAME THE WAR. THIS HAS BEEN OUR BIGGEST EXPENSE, AGAIN IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS FINANCIAL CRISIS. BUSH IS NOT REPSONSIBLE FOR THIS EITHER. IT'S YOUR CONGRESSMEN WHO COVERED UP A PROBLEM AND LIED ABOUT IT, THAT CREATED IT. IT'S THE "COVER-UP" THAT EXACERBATES THE PROBLEM.
THEN WE HAVE THE ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS WHO CONTINUE THEIR PROPAGANDA WHILE BUSH WAS AT LEAST DOING HIS JOB BY PROTECTING THE COUNTRY. SO FAR IN THE LAST 7 YEARS WE HAVE MANAGED TO SURVIVE WITHOUT AN ATTACK. THAT IS MORE THAN CAN BE SAID ABOUT THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION WITH 8 ACTS OF TERRORIST BOMBINGS IN EIGHT YEARS.
AS A COUNTRY, WE WILL ALWAYS SURVIVE, BECAUSE WE ARE "AMERICA", WE ARE STRONG,WE ARE RESILIENT, AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. ANYONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE THE PATRIOTISM TO STAND BY AND RESPECT THEIR LEADER AND THEIR COUNTRY, SHOULD JUST MOVE TO ANOTHER AND SEE WHAT YOU ARE MISSING. TRY IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. WE ARE THE LEADERS, WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE ELSE AND IF THEY DON'T LIKE US, WE SHOULDN'T SUPPORT THEM EITHER. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, BUT GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES AND NOT BE DEPENDENT ON THEIR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. WE NEED "LESS" GOVERNMENT BUT MORE "OVERSIGHT" IN WATCHNG WHAT THEY ARE DOING INSTEAD OF THE SMOOTH-TALKING PROPAGANDISTS WHO STAND THERE CLAIMING TO FIX A PROBLEM THAT THEY CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE NEED MORE "SUPERVISION" AND THE "DOERS" NEED TO BE REPLACED.
READ MORE AND FYI, THE FNC CABLE NEWS ALWAYS HAS BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY REPRESENTED ON THEIR PROGRAMMING AND NO, RUSH LIMBAUGH IS NOT JEWISH, NOT BLACK EITHER.
AND FYI AGAIN, BARACK OBAMA IS, ACCORDING TO THE MUSLIM FAITH, A MUSLIM BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS MUSLIM. HE DID NOT DENOIUNCE HIS FAITH. HIS IS STILL A MUSLIM, BUT APPARENTLY NO LONGER GOES TO A MOSQUE.
HIS 20 YEARS AT THE REV WRIGHT'S CHURCH OF PREACHING BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY EXPLAINS HIS SPEAKING TACTICS, HE SOUNDS LIKE A PREACHER, HE SPEAKS LIKE A PREACHER. SINCE HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN PROMOTING MORTGAGES FOR POOR PEOPLE AS ACOMMUNITY ORGANIZER FOR ACORN, HE SHOULD BECOME A PREACHER. THAT IS HIS MOST EXPERIENCED ASSET. HIS WIFE MICHELLE, ALSO HAS CARRIED HER TEACHINGS OF REV WRIGHT WITH HER. IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT AMERICA IS A "MEAN" COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE EXPECTATIONS OF OCCUPYING IT'S HIGHEST AND MOST PRECIOUS "WHITE HOUSE". DO US ALL A FAVOR, POR FAVOUR, AND CONTINUE YOUR PREACHING IN YOUR CHICAGO CHURCH OF CHOICE.

Posted by: ROSEBUD | October 13, 2008 4:18 AM | Report abuse

Wise up dittohead. What do you call a program that takes from the wealthy and gives to the poor. That is Socialism. Most poor people are there because they refuse to be educated and go to WORK. What do you call it when the Government owns property and businesses- Thats call Socialism and tends to lean toward Communism.
You are who you associate with and Obama has some problems in that catagory.
Why is this site one partied. I see no stories on the voter fraud that is taking place

Posted by: shar | October 13, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

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