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McLies 3

From Fact Check dot org. Follow the link the for the full analysis (emphasis added):

In a TV ad, McCain says Obama “lied” about his association with William Ayers, a former bomb-setting, anti-war radical from the 1960s and ’70s. We find McCain’s claim to be groundless. New details have recently come to light, but nothing Obama said previously has been shown to be false.

In a Web ad and in repeated attacks from the stump, McCain describes the two as associates, and Palin claims they “pal around” together. But so far as is known, their relationship was never very close. An Obama spokesman says they last saw each other in a chance encounter on the street more than a year ago.

McCain says in an Internet ad that the two “ran a radical ‘education’ foundation” in Chicago. But the supposedly “radical” group was supported by a Republican governor and included on its board prominent local civic leaders, including one former Nixon administration official who has given $1,500 to McCain’s campaign this year. Education Week says the group’s work “reflected mainstream thinking” among school reformers. The group was the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, started by a $49 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation, which was established by the publisher Walter Annenberg, a prominent Republican whose widow, Leonore, is a contributor to the McCain campaign.

For Fact Checks I missed while rebuilding the server, go to the FactCheck website.

Ya know, the lies are bad enough.

But what is truly appalling is that Republipartisans are so willing to wrap themselves up in willful ignorance as to profess them. And maybe even believe them.

I do not think that Senator Obama is the second coming.

Remember, I was a Dodd guy.

But, frankly, the basic rule, based on the experience of things seen, is this:

Any Democrat is better than every Republican.

The rest of the political discourse starts from that point.

The Current Federal Administrator has proved that and sealed it with a kiss.



  1. Opie

    October 11, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Over the past five years, Chris Dodd has accepted $800,000 – $1,000,000 per year from the very same securities and investment sector companies that we are told were under-regulated in the financial crisis. Does that strike you as a conflict of any sort?

  2. Frank

    October 11, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Over the years, every politician has accepted contributions from all sorts of people.

    It is, I think, unwise to judge someone solely on who supports him or her, though it is an easy source of mud for slinging; rather, politicians should be judged on their stated positions, their conduct while in office, and the conformity between the two.

  3. Opie

    October 11, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Nope, Dodd received that level of money from that sector of industry because he was Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, whose website states:

    “Such Committee shall also study and review on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to international economic policy as it affects United States monetary affairs, credit, and financial institutions; economic growth, urban affairs, and credit, and report thereon from time to time.”

    Do you honestly think they did their job well under his leadership? Do you really think he’s one bit less responsible for this mess than George Bush, Barney Frank or Franklin Raines?