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Obama denies Raines ties
Politico ^ | September 18, 2008 | Ben Smith

Posted on 09/18/2008 5:44:59 PM PDT by RatsDawg

The campaign puts out a statement from former Fannie Mae chief Franklin Raines, disowning ties to Obama, after a McCain ad attacked him for the ties.

The Washington Post reported -- with the kind of blind sourcing that suggests the source was Raines -- that Raines had "taken calls from Barack Obama's presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters."

Raines said in the statement through the campaign, "I am not an advisor to Barack Obama, nor have I provided his campaign with advice on housing or economic matters."

Obama spokesman Bill Burton added an attack:

This is another flat-out lie from a dishonorable campaign that is increasingly incapable of telling the truth. Frank Raines has never advised Senator Obama about anything -- ever. And by the way, someone whose campaign manager and top advisor worked and lobbied for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shouldn't be throwing stones from his seven glass houses.

UPDATE: McCain spokesman Brian Rogers notes that Obama didn't contradict the claim when it first appeared in the Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; denial; electionads; fanniemae; fanniemaeobama; fightingback; franklinraines; hangemall; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; obamafanniemae; obamafdr; underthebus
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------------------------ Did McCains campaign manager advise work and lobby for Fannie and Freddie?
1 posted on 09/18/2008 5:44:59 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: RatsDawg
PAYDIRT!

You can tell that it hurts by how hard they are yelling.

2 posted on 09/18/2008 5:46:52 PM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: RatsDawg

Under the bus!!!!


3 posted on 09/18/2008 5:46:59 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: RatsDawg


4 posted on 09/18/2008 5:47:26 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: RatsDawg

Tomorrow - tell ‘em how much Raines contributed to Obama ...


5 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:13 PM PDT by 11th_VA (VRWC Local 2774 - Working to make DC, RAT free)
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To: RatsDawg

A blatant, bald-faced lie by Barack Obama. Will the media call him out on it? Of course not. He has a (D) next to his name.


6 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:22 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: RatsDawg

The louder they scream, the closer the hit on the mark.


7 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:26 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: RatsDawg

Obama lying? Does it rain in the rain forest?


8 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: RatsDawg
Carrying water for obama? Didn't Obama receive the SECOND MOST CONTRIBUTIONS from Freddie Mac?
9 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:35 PM PDT by jrooney (Obama's mentor says God Da*n America. That explains Obama's refusal to put his hand over his heart.)
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To: RatsDawg

Of course Obama never took advice from Raines. Never talked to Bill Ayers or listened to a Rev Wright sermon either.


10 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:36 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Up Chuck for Biden)
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To: RatsDawg

Anyone else smell something really FOUL here?


11 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:36 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: RatsDawg
Note that they continue to use the "dishonorable" term for McCain. It's a direct assault on his honorable military service, though they will deny it as they did the lipstick/pig comment.

The Obama camp is full-out on dirty campaigning now.

12 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:45 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: RatsDawg

I have no idea, but let’s be clear on this, there is no comparison between Raines position as chief of Fannie Mae and a lobbyist or advisor. Raines walked away with millions.


13 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:49 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: darkwing104

We need the document links now! Hannity has been on this for weeks and he never says boo without a firm paper trail on the desk before him.

I sniff Obamanic lies of gargantuan proportion, but the claim needs to be backed with the facts.


14 posted on 09/18/2008 5:49:04 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: darkwing104

Wright, Ayers, Grandma, Raines...all under the bus.


15 posted on 09/18/2008 5:49:08 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: RatsDawg
"Frank Raines has never advised Senator Obama about anything -- ever" is another flat-out lie from a dishonorable campaign that is increasingly incapable of telling the truth. -- fixed it
16 posted on 09/18/2008 5:49:30 PM PDT by DaveyB (Those who are merciful to the cruel will be cruel to the merciful.")
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To: ajwharton
PAYDIRT! You can tell that it hurts by how hard they are yelling.

Absolutely!! When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps is the one that got hit!!

17 posted on 09/18/2008 5:49:31 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: darkwing104
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 posted on 09/18/2008 5:49:53 PM PDT by BossLady (Welcome to the new SARAHDIGM!!!!!!!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Oh, yeah, that would be the money. Of course, Obama paid no attention to that man behind the money curtain. He’s too much the community organizer and has no time for such riffraff.

/sarc


19 posted on 09/18/2008 5:50:09 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: RatsDawg

It’s getting very crowded under the bus. Obama should borrow more buses from Nagen. The buses are probably still in the parking lot before and after Katrina.
There is NO denying all of these guys including Obama are as guilty as hell and they know it.


20 posted on 09/18/2008 5:50:34 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: RatsDawg
The wheels on the bus go thump-diddy-thump
Thump-diddy-thump
Thump-diddy-thump.
The wheels on the bus go thump-diddy-thump
All over Franklin Raines.
21 posted on 09/18/2008 5:50:35 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: RatsDawg

Team McCain scores a direct hit on obama!


22 posted on 09/18/2008 5:51:21 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: Blue Turtle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ssb0


23 posted on 09/18/2008 5:51:35 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2085476/posts


24 posted on 09/18/2008 5:52:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: RatsDawg

25 posted on 09/18/2008 5:52:17 PM PDT by PhilosopherStones
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To: RatsDawg

It is my contention that actions of individuals at Fannie Mae and Freddi Mac were criminal-If Bush had any balls he’d announce that the justice dept is launching an investigation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Eventhough he’s only in office 3 more months the DoJ should put a pitbull on this investigation of criminal activity at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-as the investigation progress over that three month period DoJ should “leak” details of the investigation.


26 posted on 09/18/2008 5:54:25 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Thane_Banquo

Obama lies and seems to get away with it. All that matters is enough people hear it and believe it on Nov. 4 to not promote Obama to the highest office.


27 posted on 09/18/2008 5:54:26 PM PDT by Michigan CD
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To: RatsDawg
‘’These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,’’ said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee.

‘’The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.’’

28 posted on 09/18/2008 5:55:32 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: ronnie raygun
Room for lots more!


29 posted on 09/18/2008 5:56:20 PM PDT by jaz.357 (the best in a war, very dangerous otherwise.)
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To: RatsDawg

It reminds me of “I am not a crook...”


30 posted on 09/18/2008 5:56:22 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: RatsDawg

More background from the corner:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NDY5MGQ1MWMwMjQzM2E5ODI0NzNiZmUyZDVkNGVkYTY=


31 posted on 09/18/2008 5:56:23 PM PDT by Jagman
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To: RatsDawg

Check out Raines wikipedia entry today....suddenly Raines has been removed from any association with Obama....wow. Any guesses on the IP address involved in doing that today?


32 posted on 09/18/2008 5:56:29 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: Blue Turtle

Thanks for posting. One big happy dysfunctional “family”.

‘Rat Crime Syndicate Culture of Corruption...players/enabers/co-conspirators BUMP!


33 posted on 09/18/2008 5:56:40 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: RatsDawg

Just because BHO says it doesn’t make it so. I have to laugh at all the libs on politico.com who believe his every word (well, I guess he is the Messiah). The message board was great entertainment!


34 posted on 09/18/2008 5:56:53 PM PDT by castowell (...and all weez can say is "Merci beaucoup." - BHO, 7/8/08)
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To: Vision Thing; All
The Washington Post says he is an adviser in this July 16, 2008 article.

I guess that right wing source doesn't count. /s

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/15/AR2008071502827.html

35 posted on 09/18/2008 5:57:43 PM PDT by az_gila (AZ - need less democrats)
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To: Chicos_Bail_Bonds

Thats how I found this article!

I went there to look up info on Raines, and found this article!


36 posted on 09/18/2008 5:58:14 PM PDT by RatsDawg (I love Palin :))
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To: Chicos_Bail_Bonds

We need a screen shot of the old Wiki entry! If anyone can even do that!


37 posted on 09/18/2008 5:58:49 PM PDT by RatsDawg (I love Palin :))
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To: RatsDawg

McCain most certainly bring this up at the DEBATES.


38 posted on 09/18/2008 5:59:24 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Jagman

I can’t link it because I am on my BlackBerry but there is a July 16 Washington Post article clearly stating that the Obama campaign solicited advice from Raines.


39 posted on 09/18/2008 5:59:28 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Perdogg

Sweet link! Thanks


40 posted on 09/18/2008 5:59:41 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: mrmargaritaville

Ahhh, so it’s Bush’s fault. How original.


41 posted on 09/18/2008 6:01:14 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: cdga5for4

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2085476/posts


42 posted on 09/18/2008 6:01:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: RatsDawg

OOPSY!
SOMEBODY IS LYING HERE!!

WASHINGTON POST, July 16 2008:
“ 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.

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 policy matters.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/15/AR2008071502827.html?sid=ST2008071503047&s_pos=

(Thank the morons at KOS for the link to this article!!)


43 posted on 09/18/2008 6:01:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: Blue Turtle
WOW!

How can they escape this. The proof is there in plain site.

DODD

OBAMAO

JOHN KERRY

Swiftboated again. The truth will hurt.

44 posted on 09/18/2008 6:03:14 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: mrmargaritaville

There will not be any investigation of Fannie Mae. PERIOD.

It involves:
1) Too many Democrats
-and-
2) Too many BLACK Democrats

That’s a DOUBLE Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Media Card!


45 posted on 09/18/2008 6:03:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: RatsDawg
Obama lied...
his campaign died!

46 posted on 09/18/2008 6:04:04 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: RatsDawg
FEC Reports PROVE that Obama took more than $400k in campaign contributions from Fannie May.

B.S. he never got "advice" from Raines. This simply doesn't pass the smell test.

47 posted on 09/18/2008 6:04:20 PM PDT by usconservative (Palin/McCain 2008)
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To: anniegetyourgun

“The Obama camp is full-out on dirty campaigning now.”

The nutroots has been BEGGING for a Dirty campaign to get even with those “EVIL, VILE, BASTARDLY REPUBLICANS”.

And the Obama Camp must be seeing some really horrible internals to have jettisoned the “HOPE!” mantra this early...


48 posted on 09/18/2008 6:06:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: az_gila

This article is the smoking gun. Thanks


49 posted on 09/18/2008 6:07:33 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: RatsDawg

It sees like every time obama has the slightest chance he flat out calls Sen. McCain a liar. It really is making him sound like the boy who cried wolf.


50 posted on 09/18/2008 6:10:58 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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