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If McCain Doesn't Want to Talk Fannie and Freddie, Why Is He Running?
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Posted on 10/05/2008 2:20:37 PM PDT by hecht

If McCain Doesn't Want to Talk Fannie and Freddie, Why Is He Running?

Palin is bringing up Barack Obama's long connection to William Ayers... okay.

I don't doubt that not enough Americans know about Obama and his ties to Ayers, and what an unrepentant domestic terrorist and SOB Ayers is. But that message is going to come up against a media that is hostile, determined to downplay the ties and/or willing to lie. (What the heck got into CNN lately? The past few weeks, they're getting things 180 degrees flat wrong, again and again, about easily verifiable facts and the mistakes always benefit Obama. When all the mistakes point in the same direction, one suspects they're not really mistakes.)

But I cannot emphasize enough how much the Campaign Spot's readership is yearning for the Republican nominee to lay out the various ways that Democrats on Capitol Hill aided and abetted the mismanagement and risky gambles at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Atrocious management at Fannie and Freddie isn't the sole reason for our financial mess, but it's a big one. And there were certain voices in Congress, generally on the right, who saw it as risky, and a lot of loud voices on the Hill, generally on the left, insisting that nothing was wrong.

The RNC web ad is a pretty good start, but how many will see it? (About 155,000 so far, in an electorate that will be measured in the tens of millions, probably considerably more than 2004's 122 million.) Can the 1:30 version be cut down and put on television? Why can't John McCain and Sarah Palin make the points about the how the crisis was built illustrated in the "Burning Down the House" (with the revised music) YouTube video? Could McCain please, please bring up some of this in Tuesday's debate?

Don't the American people deserve to know that Democrat Barney Frank, the ranking member and now chairman of the House, said, “I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing”? Isn’t the fact that the ranking Democrat in charge of oversight of Fannie Mae was in a sexual relationship with a high-ranking Fannie Mae executive a glaring conflict of interest ? Isn’t it worth noting that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters insisted, “we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and in particular at Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines”? Shouldn’t the American people know that Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks insist that “there's been nothing that was indicated that's wrong with Fannie Mae”?

If nothing else, shouldn’t we salute Democratic Rep. Artur Davis for saying, “Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable homeownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.” (His statement also criticized Republicans for lax regulation of Wall Street.)

One has to suspect that Obama's ties to Wright, Rezko and Ayers — sounds like a law firm of evil — have persuaded just about all the voters that they're going to persuade. But Americans are furious over the financial mess, and eager to blame somebody. The McCain campaign would be doing the nation a service by spelling out exactly whose bad decisions helped get us into this mess and how.

The excuses given by an unnamed source to U.S. News and World Report will not fly, and Spruiell's objections are spot-on. I might even be harsher - does McCain want to be president and lead on all issues, or does he just want to handle the easily-explained issues? If John McCain doesn't feel that the Democrats' refusal to confront mismanagement of government-backed institutions that gambled and lost, requiring a massive infusion of taxpayer dollars, isn't worth making an argument about, then you might as well let Obama have the presidency.

(And ever since the convention speech, I've gotten several e-mails a day, with many readers saying, "Since you're in a position to suggest lines to Palin's team, why don't you tell her to say, 'blah blah blah.' Some are great, some are okay, and some are dreadful. But I haven't forwarded any, and don't plan on doing so, since my job is to write about the campaigns instead of writing for them. I'd urge readers to use their best lines themselves.)


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Let Palin do it!!!!
1 posted on 10/05/2008 2:20:37 PM PDT by hecht
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To: hecht

If it were me, I’d make a HUGE deal out of it in the LAST DEBATE! Call that the “October Surprise!” and let the cards fall where they will!


2 posted on 10/05/2008 2:22:07 PM PDT by woodb01 (ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: hecht

I really disagree with this column. Ayers and Rezko and Wright will win this election. The economy stuff is too complicated for most voters.


3 posted on 10/05/2008 2:22:21 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: hecht
Democrats Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Economic Crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p1Wc2NFa3w

MORE WARNINGS TO DEMS who actually BLOCKED REPUBLICAN ATTEMPTS TO FIX THE MESS IN 2004 AND 2006

EVEN BEFORE THE HOUSING MARKET TANKED, MCCAIN SPONSORED A BILL TO TRY TO FIX FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC. DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED CONGRESS AND KILLED IT!

Americans everywhere had better quickly come to terms with the fact that the Democrats and their media propaganda machines are anti-American terrorist sympathizers who want America destroyed.  They have so completely deceived the public with their Goebbles-style media propaganda machine that misguided “useful idiots” are attacking Republicans the same way that the brown shirts attacked the jews. 

THERE IS A TOTAL MEDIA BLACKOUT ON DEMOCRAT TERRORIST ACTIVITIES!

THE BARAK OBAMA - DIRECT CONNECTION TO THE SCANDAL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiEWCnpNnBQ

The Story the Democrat Media Propaganda Machine is hiding! The story that EVERYONE IN AMERICA should know!

SEND THESE LINKS TO EVERY PERSON IN AMERICA!
SEND THESE LINKS TO EVERY PERSON IN AMERICA!

If you actually take the time to do the research you will quickly learn that the Democrats want to “tax” oil and gas companies, and push their “green agenda” as a means to control energy.  By controlling energy they can then control the means of production.  Or put in plain English they can bring America FULLY into Communism.  The shrieks for health care reform are related to regulating the medical industry to FORCE them into supporting abortion.  The Democrats are nothing but fascists, they do NOT believe in Democracy or they wouldn't routinely take such unpopular stances against the public!

THE MAJOR MEDIA IS NOTHING BUT THE DEMOCRAT PROPAGANDA ARM.  EXCEPT FOR FOX NEWS THEY WILL NEVER REPORT THIS.  THEY ARE ACTIVELY HIDING IT AND COVERING IT UP!  GET THE WORD OUT!  SEND THIS INFORMATION TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN THE COUNTRY, EVERYTHING THEY THINK THEY KNOW ABOUT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IS A BIG LIE!  A BIG LIE SPONSORED BY THE DEMOCRAT MEDIA PROPAGANDA MACHINE!
4 posted on 10/05/2008 2:22:21 PM PDT by woodb01 (ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: hecht
I couldn't agree more. Fannie/Freddie is a bombshell that should destroy DNC chances this year. There is still time, but it was best to strike while the iron was hot. People are still angry about it, they need to get after it and drop that bomb and win the election.

I fired off some emails to RNC etc and I'm just hoping they are smart enough to take action. RNC has been lame for many years. RNC doesn't understand the need to run even a radio ad in the South. We're still fighting Dems down here and could use some support. People need a reminder of what conservatism is, and that the DNC is a socialist monster that cannot be trusted.

5 posted on 10/05/2008 2:25:40 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Yeah that Ayers guy just lives down the street. I dont know why I launched my run for Senate there.)
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To: hecht

I certainly agree with the point about Fannie and Freddie but, in addition, maybe even more so, for crying out loud, the McCain campaign has got to talk about what happens to the Supreme Court after this election. Two openings probably, maybe more. I cannot accept that people want the Hillary Clintons, Ted Kennedys, Terry McCauliffes, etc. creating our national ethic for years to come. Except for nationa security, the other issues pale in comparison to this.


6 posted on 10/05/2008 2:27:35 PM PDT by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: dinoparty
The economy stuff is too complicated for most voters.

BS. This is how simple it is;

Clinton wanted to get more poor and minorities into homes. He lowered the standards at Fannie/Freddie creating risky subprime loans to accomplish that goal. When Republicans tried to regulate Fannie/Freddie they were blocked by Dems. (show video with testimony of Barney, Shumer, Dodd, etc say there were no problems at Fannie/Freddie) Democrats not only made statements against fixing the problem, they voted against or blocked every piece of legislation to control the run-a-way subprime loan problem.

What about that is so difficult to understand?

7 posted on 10/05/2008 2:29:32 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: dinoparty
Right on. Let the RNC take on Fannie and Freddie as a topic because it benefits the party as a whole and McCain has a much better opening highlighting Obama’s nefarious connections. Also, if Obama brings up Keating in response (which many pundits say he will) McCain responds with Wright. I think McCain wins the character argument hands down.
8 posted on 10/05/2008 2:30:41 PM PDT by lt.america (Palin was McCain's Midway while Saddleback was his Coral Sea)
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To: lt.america

It is beyond me why the McIdiot campaign hasn’t tried to use the meltdown to their benefit.

They better start now, or it will soon be too late.


9 posted on 10/05/2008 2:32:04 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Hey B. Hussein, are you going to prosecute me now?)
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To: hecht
For what it's worth around here, I am in complete agreement.

They need to hammer this unmercifully.

10 posted on 10/05/2008 2:32:08 PM PDT by backhoe (For a Real Change, Vote Palin)
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To: TruthWillWin

McCain must be worried about alienating the black vote...


11 posted on 10/05/2008 2:33:20 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: TruthWillWin
Absolutely right! The stupid RNC should be beating this drum loud and clear. Why are they so timid about touching this? Using the Democrats own words against them would ensure an Obama and Democratic defeat come November.
12 posted on 10/05/2008 2:34:30 PM PDT by bushinohio
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To: TruthWillWin
“Clinton wanted to get more poor and minorities into homes. He lowered the standards at Fannie/Freddie creating risky subprime loans to accomplish that goal”

Even that is arguable because Clinton recently pointed out that he wanted to do a better job of regulating Fannie and Freddie and the Democrats in his own party blocked him. Then you also have 2 or so state of the union addresses when President Bush spoke of home ownership and what it will do when we have more homeowners in the country (wink and nod to Democrats and his compassionate conservatism).

Let the RNC fight this battle because the electorate does not know who to believe at this point and the more McCain brings this up the more time it distracts from true winners like Rezko/Ayers connections.

13 posted on 10/05/2008 2:36:05 PM PDT by lt.america (Palin was McCain's Midway while Saddleback was his Coral Sea)
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To: dogcaller

McCain is alienating my white @$$.


14 posted on 10/05/2008 2:37:17 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: TruthWillWin

Nope. People will blame Bush for the economy. Period. Fair or not, its a fact. The best we can do is change the subject. Moreover, it completely misunderstands the undecided voters who will decide this election — patriotic, blue collar and other common sense people in Ohio, Penn, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, New Mexico, etc. They really have not heard much about Wright, Rezko and Ayers ... and they have not seen the emotional, devastating type of ads that can be run about these associations. There will be a groundswell against Obama if done correctly.


15 posted on 10/05/2008 2:38:14 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: bushinohio
Post ll could be part of the reason. I think there was a racial element as a factor in preventing Republicans to get legislation passed. If they pushed to hard the Dems played the race card. It sure appears that way when watching the videos of testimony in 2003 regarding Bushes strong warning and request to get this under control.
16 posted on 10/05/2008 2:38:53 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: gathersnomoss

Not this S*** again. If you want to bash McCain go on DU and do it.


17 posted on 10/05/2008 2:39:10 PM PDT by lt.america (Palin was McCain's Midway while Saddleback was his Coral Sea)
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To: dinoparty
The economy stuff is too complicated for most voters.

That may be true, but the Congressional corruption and guilt-by-association stuff is not.

Palin should attack Obama, McCain needs to attack the corrupt Congress.

18 posted on 10/05/2008 2:41:33 PM PDT by pray4liberty (The Lord is on the side of the truly righteous.)
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To: dinoparty
I disagree. Three things will win this for McCain:

1. Economy. To win this battle it is a must to explain how this happened.

2. Energy independence. McCain has a much better plan than Obama, he needs to use this.

3. Obama's character.

19 posted on 10/05/2008 2:42:10 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: TruthWillWin

“BS. This is how simple it is;

Clinton wanted to get more poor and minorities into homes. He lowered the standards at Fannie/Freddie creating risky subprime loans to accomplish that goal. When Republicans tried to regulate Fannie/Freddie they were blocked by Dems. (show video with testimony of Barney, Shumer, Dodd, etc say there were no problems at Fannie/Freddie) Democrats not only made statements against fixing the problem, they voted against or blocked every piece of legislation to control the run-a-way subprime loan problem.

What about that is so difficult to understand?”

Exactly, but start at 1977 and let’s not forget who’s taking money from whom: http://www.opensecrets.org/


20 posted on 10/05/2008 2:43:50 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (The gloves are off, the heels are on - GO SARAHCUDA, GO!)
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To: TruthWillWin

It is FAR too late in the game to try to tie the economy to the Dems. Wasting too much time on this will lead to an Obama landslide of Reaganesque proportions. The President gets blamed for the economy, regardless of the facts.


21 posted on 10/05/2008 2:44:47 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: lt.america; All

While it is important that Kurtz goes after the terrorist connections I feel its far more important to reveal what Obama and Ayers did with those CAC funds. This gives the American public an idea what direction Obama would take as POTUS once entrenched in office. That is something Joe Sixpack will be able grab on to far easier than the terrorist charge/connection which MSM finds easy to dismiss.http://www.theusmat.com/


22 posted on 10/05/2008 2:46:15 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Parachutes are put together by riggers. Time to recall them and the parachutes they made)
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To: hecht

Wasn’t one of McCain’s top advisors a lobbyist whose firm collected millions from F&F?

This fact might be preventing McCain from going on the warpath and naming names-——he has “his own” name.

They don’t call it “the stupid party” for nothing.


23 posted on 10/05/2008 2:46:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: hecht

“What the heck got into CNN lately? The past few weeks, they’re getting things 180 degrees flat wrong..”

They are not wrong because of misinformation that they may have received — they are flat out lying. What do you expect from CNN?


24 posted on 10/05/2008 2:49:18 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: dinoparty
It is FAR too late in the game to try to tie the economy to the Dems.

That is already happening. When the likes of SNL and Alex Baldwin are already starting to do that the word must be starting to get out. Fox had an hour long show last night (replayed today) that did a good job explaining this.

I think McCain can do a lot in the debate also explaining the blame for the economy.

25 posted on 10/05/2008 2:50:15 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: dinoparty
The President gets blamed for the economy, regardless of the facts.

Normally that is the case. This time however there are days of C-Span testimony showing who is to blame. Use it McCain and the GOP!

26 posted on 10/05/2008 2:52:38 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: lt.america
Clinton recently pointed out that he wanted to do a better job of regulating Fannie and Freddie

Huh? I thought he was lying . . . covering his own you-know-what . . . possibly mulling over pushing it harder in the future to make things hard for Obama without spoiling Hillary's chances in 2012 . . .

27 posted on 10/05/2008 2:53:16 PM PDT by maryz
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To: lt.america

Fine, I will follow your suggestion. Ignore any possibility that McCain may not level an honest blow to the liberals. Time will tell.

Game on Tuesday.


28 posted on 10/05/2008 2:56:13 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: hecht

Don’t forget the sweetheart loans from Countrywide to Jim Johnson!


29 posted on 10/05/2008 2:56:40 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: maryz

The beginning of those risky subprime loans was Bill Clinton and Robert Rubin changing the rules at Fannie/Freddie. Bill’s going to need the services of Sandy Bergular again.


30 posted on 10/05/2008 2:56:54 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: maryz
Clinton has always been about his legacy IMO. I think inevitably there will be a commission on this (after the 2010 elections I am sure) and he is just putting some trip wires out because we know the Dems have the stink on them and it is just a matter of who will be the biggest name with the rose pinned on them.
31 posted on 10/05/2008 2:57:59 PM PDT by lt.america (Palin was McCain's Midway while Saddleback was his Coral Sea)
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To: hecht
McCain should do it; Palin should do it; and the whole Republican Party should do it in gargantuan scale every day.
32 posted on 10/05/2008 3:02:43 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: dinoparty

Many people are rightly frightened about the economy, and all the media lets them hear is Obama promising to protect them from “greed”. They need to know that Obama got a lot of campaign contributions from Fannie and Freddie, as did other politicians who swore there was no problem. We have video clips of the liberals all saying there is no problem, while McCain and others said that there was a problem brewing. It would be a devastating ad to show those clips. The simple but true explanation is that Fannie and Freddie were under political pressure to make bad loans, these bad loans were packaged with good loans to disguise the problem and these bad loans are a big part of what is undermining the economy. And this is mostly the Democrats’ doing. This is a gross oversimplification but the McCain campaign should be on the offensive. They don’t have to explain the whole economy, just the major part of what went wrong.


33 posted on 10/05/2008 3:03:58 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: hecht

BTTT


34 posted on 10/05/2008 3:05:10 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: hecht

AMEN! McCain is actually doing the country a disservice by not making an absolute stink about Fannie and Freddie.

As a candidate it’s his job to hold the opposing party accountable and to use the platform he’s been given to see the truth gets out.

It would be SO easy to parlay such an attack into an attack on Democrat-run socialized health care. It’s just unconscionable.

As far as the Ayers, Rezko stuff, et al voters assume it’s just typical campaign dirt and tune it out no matter the merits.

Fannie and Freddie affects pocket books and tax bills, it’s an unbelievably potent issue and McCain is guilty of campaign malpractice for not making the center of an attack on Obama.


35 posted on 10/05/2008 3:13:53 PM PDT by Catphish
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To: hecht

I completely disagree with Geraghty here. There’s 30 days to go, this Fannie/Freddie thing is too complicated, and it returns the conversation right back to the economy which is Obama’s turf.

All this attack will do is satisfy the conservatives who want justice (I’m among them), but it won’t persuade anyone as Obama and the MSM muddy the waters with who took lobbying money from whom.

Hit the trillion in spending, raising taxes during a recession, Rezko, Ayers, and Wright. These are simple and easy to understand for those undecideds who — if you’ve watched those focus groups — aren’t made up of the brightest bulbs in the chandelier.


36 posted on 10/05/2008 3:26:00 PM PDT by DHarry
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To: dinoparty

Yes, the column is wrong. It was the Democrats who introduced Fannie Mae into the election, with Paulson pulling his October Surprise. Sure, McCain and Palin need to address it, but it’s hardly the only thing they need to talk about.

Moreover, what needs to be done is to show how OBAMA is linked to the Fannie Mae fiasco, and the only way to do that is precisely through the Ayers connection, the Community Action stuff, and his lawsuit against a bank in Chicago for not giving out enough subprime mortgages.

It’s irrelevant that Barney Frank is guilty as hell. Let the voters in Massachusetts worry about that. McCain needs to destroy Obama, not Frank.


37 posted on 10/05/2008 3:27:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: hecht

My thoughts exactly. Glad National Review is coming round. What bloody well took them so long?


38 posted on 10/05/2008 3:32:33 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: TruthWillWin
I disagree. Three things will win this for McCain:

1. Economy. To win this battle it is a must to explain how this happened.

2. Energy independence. McCain has a much better plan than Obama, he needs to use this.

3. Obama's character.

I agree on all three. The economy & energy must be discussed since they are costing voters money/pain right now. I also agree that Obama's free ride must end and his negatives need to go up.

39 posted on 10/05/2008 3:38:25 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: dogcaller
McCain must be worried about alienating the black vote...

I'm so sure.


40 posted on 10/05/2008 3:57:38 PM PDT by rdb3 (Man, why can't life always be this easy?)
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To: hecht
McCain said he would name names.

McCain Lied.

41 posted on 10/05/2008 4:20:11 PM PDT by cookcounty (McCain:....... Still seeking the media's good opinion.)
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To: DHarry

“this Fannie/Freddie thing is too complicated, and it returns the conversation right back to the economy which is Obama’s turf.”

I disagree. It’s not too complicated for SNL to blame the DEMS.

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/c-span-bailout/727521/


42 posted on 10/05/2008 4:23:35 PM PDT by hecht
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To: dinoparty

People will blame Bush for the economy and therefore McCain UNLESS he works VERY HARD at voter education. There is no indication whatsoever that he has any interest in this at all.


43 posted on 10/05/2008 4:23:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (McCain:....... Still seeking the media's good opinion.)
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To: gathersnomoss

McCain is alienating my white @$$

amen. amen and amen


44 posted on 10/05/2008 4:49:44 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: DHarry

“Hit the trillion in spending, raising taxes during a recession”

I got news for you buddy. You just got a tax increase of 850 Billion Dollars.
You must not understand how large of a bill they just passed, or living in lala land.

The Iraq/Afgan war to date has cost about 10 Billion Dollars

The House and Senate just passed and the president signed a bill that is 85 X THE COST OF THE ENTIRE IRAQ WAR TO DATE,

I would not be holding my breath waiting on a tax cut anytime soon.
In fact, You just got a mega tax increase and don’t even know it.


45 posted on 10/05/2008 4:59:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: hecht

1. McCain doesn’t understand it well enough to explain it.

2. He got campaign contributions from Fannie Mae.

3. He’s losing this election by yelling “Ayers” constantly when voters don’t care - they do care about their savings going down the drain and blame Republicans Bush/McCain for it.


46 posted on 10/05/2008 5:08:45 PM PDT by Marcella (Cardinal birds visiting my rose garden make more sense than either pres. candidate..)
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To: dinoparty
I don't know what world you live it. You can't walk away from the three biggest issues of the election: Economy, Iraq, Al Qaeda.
You either win of draw on those, or you lose. Stop telling us to act like President Geore HW Bush in 1992.
47 posted on 10/06/2008 12:09:36 AM PDT by rmlew (NYARLATHOTEP / BIDEN'08 . If you don't believe me check out the first's wikipedia page.)
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To: dinoparty
WRong. The American people care about this. And even if Obama implodes, the Democrats will gain 10 seats in the Senate and more in the House.
You either fight or resign and allow a better person to save the country.
48 posted on 10/06/2008 12:11:22 AM PDT by rmlew (NYARLATHOTEP / BIDEN'08 . If you don't believe me check out the first's wikipedia page.)
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To: rmlew

Fine, if you want to piddle away the last month of the campaign talking about obscure historical details about mortgage companies, be ready for an Obama landslide. I’d rather concentrate on Obama’s crystal clear radical idealogy (as evidenced by his associations) and its dangers.


49 posted on 10/06/2008 5:06:27 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty

McCain needs to explain to the American people how we got into this sub-prime mess to begin with. He has done a very poor job explaining it so far, blaming it on Wall Street Greed.

Is McCain that clueless? Let’s hear more about the CRA and Fannie Mae and the way the Democrats forced banks to lend to those with low incomes and bad credit.


50 posted on 10/06/2008 5:22:37 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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