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Originally posted by TheRooster
Right now, the polls indicate that a whole lot of the people are being fooled a whole lot of the time. The current financial bailout crisis has propelled Barack Obama into a substantial lead over John McCain, which is astonishing considering which man and which party has had the most responsibility with bringing on this crisis.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
For those who are interested. This is the new ad that McCain is coming out with - dealing with Obama and his vast ACORN involvement -
McCain Acorn Ad
Originally posted by skeptic1
reply to post by TheRooster
Hey, that's my sig.
And, as to the economic crisis now, most people are going to put all of the blame on the party who occupies the White House. Their logic holds that the problem is now, so we blame it on who is in power now. But, that's not really logic, is it?
As to issues mattering....no, they don't. At least not to the majority of the voting public in this country. The majority is lazy (they don't want to do any research to find out the truth), they are complacent (why look for facts when it only takes 10 minutes at the top of the hour to get the "supposed issues" from one of the cable news channels), and they prefer to be entertained, not informed.
Originally posted by davion
Regardless of how you grandstand there is a lot of blame to go around, banks are to blame, people trying to get loans are to blame, Republicans are to blame, Democrats are to blame, Clinton is to blame, the list goes on.
Now Frank has said that he can't be blamed while Republicans controlled the House, because Democrats could not block legislation in the House that the Republicans wanted to pass. Not true. Barney Frank explained why that is not true himself, in some of the same interviews when he defended himself on the Wall Street bailout bill.
Democrats now control the House. Republicans could not stop the Wall Street bailout bill if Democrats wanted to pass it. Frank was asked why Democrats on his own committee--enough to pass the bill--voted to reject the bill supported by the Democratic leadership last Monday. Frank's answer, at the same time he was saying Republicans could pass any bill they wanted on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? "I don't control the Democrats on my committee. They have their own minds." His answer as to why Democrats could not pass the Wall Street bailout bill themselves was that Democrats were unwilling to take the political heat without Republican participation. He probably also said, in some interviews, that you could not expect all Democrats to think the same on the bill, even though the leadership endorsed it.
It takes an industrial strength hypocrite to take opposite positions in the same interview. Barney Frank managed it, because he is such a hypocrite. He simultaneously said that the Democrats could not be responsible for failing to pass the Wall Street bailout bill, even though in the majority, while Republicans were totally responsible for passing reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, over heavy Democrat opposition (joined by, of course, some Republicans and blocked by Democrats like Chris Dodd in the Senate, as well). You just can't get any more hypocritical than that.
Barney Frank is "on tape" saying the there was nothing wrong with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, all of the way up to 2003 to 2005, and perhaps beyond that. That included in the 1990's, when he had a homosexual lover who was an official of Fannie Mae. Barney Frank, in the House, and Democrat Chris Dodd, in the Senate (where a minority can block action on bills), were more responsible than any other people to block reform and strict "oversight" of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. John McCain, of course, warned of the financial crisis that would result if the bill he co-sponsored, in 2005 (Federal Housing Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, or some such name--correct name in previous entry in this blog), failed to pass. That bill was blocked by Democrats in the Senate, such as Chris Dodd, along with some Republicans. The bill would have provided for a "regulator" with strong powers to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Barney Frank makes a point of saying that his committee, and the Congress, passed watered down regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2007, shortly after he became chairman of the committee (after Democrats gained control in the 2006 elections). However, his was obvious "too little, too late". How do we know that? We know that because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac totally failed, and were takken over by the Federal Government, a year later.
To almost the very end, Barney Frank, and the Democrats in Congress, were saying that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were there to make sure that there was "affordable housing" for almost everyone, The Democrats rejected criticism of the accounting of Franklin Raines (forced to resign in 2005l), and generally protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the bitter end (the bitter end being the present mortgage/housing/credit crisis.
Jailed Obama Fundraiser Spills the Beans
The new "voting rights" coalition combines mass voter registration drives -- typically featuring high levels of fraud -- with systematic intimidation of election officials in the form of frivolous lawsuits, unfounded charges of "racism" and "disenfranchisement," and "direct action" (street protests, violent or otherwise). Just as they swamped America's welfare offices in the 1960s, Cloward-Piven devotees now seek to overwhelm the nation's understaffed and poorly policed electoral system. Their tactics set the stage for the Florida recount crisis of 2000, and have introduced a level of fear, tension and foreboding to U.S. elections heretofore encountered mainly in Third World countries.
Both the Living Wage and Voting Rights movements depend heavily on financial support from George Soros's Open Society Institute and his "Shadow Party," through whose support the Cloward-Piven strategy continues to provide a blueprint for some of the Left's most ambitious campaigns.
Originally posted by TheRooster
Having been a kid and now a father, much can be gleaned from an individual by the company he keeps. I remember some of my own associatons and wonder if my old man ever "bought any of my stories".
What struck me as odd about the article is a quote by O'Bama. "I regret it," Obama said at the time. "I'm going to make sure that from this point on I don't even come close to the line." The quote was in reference to this...
In 2005, the Obamas paid $1.65 million for their home near the University of Chicago. The sellers wanted a parcel they owned next door to sell on the same day, and Rezko's wife, Rita, was the buyer. At the request of the Obamas, Mrs. Rezko later sold them a 10-foot strip of land to enlarge their lot. They paid $104,500.
Jailed political fundraiser Antoin ''Tony'' Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the political fallout could be explosive.
Originally posted by MorningStar8741
As for the rest of the thread...eh. I do not understand why anyone would be a member of a site like this and then still use FOX as a reference or source.
I wish someone would spend a little time looking at John McCain. Both candidates are dirty to the bone but McCain keeps getting away with this "look over there" tactic.
I just wish that I was not already hearing about it 24/7 on Fox and talk radio.