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VIDEO: Palin Shuts Down a Heckler

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

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The Bottom Line on the Keating 5

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

The Democrats own lawyer in the “Keating 5” investigation, Bob Bennet, said that McCain did absolutely nothing wrong and should never have been dragged into the investigation, but he said that the Democrats did it anyways because they wanted a Republican to make the scandal look “bi-partisan”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331651,00.html

Video: Watch Part 1 of the interview | Watch Part 2

Democrat Lawyer and Power Broker Bob Bennet

Democrat Lawyer and Power Broker Bob Bennet

BENNETT: You know, I’m in a pretty unique position to talk about John McCain. First, I should tell your listeners, you know, I’m a registered Democrat, so I’m not on his side of a lot of issues. But I investigated John McCain for a year and a half, at least, when I was special counsel to the Senate Ethics Committee in the Keating Five, which, by the way, this New York Times article goes back to and discusses, goes back years and years.

And if there is one thing I am absolutely confident of, it is John McCain is an honest and honest man. I recommended to the Senate Ethics Committee that he be cut out of the case, that there was no evidence against him, and I think for the New York Times to dig this up just shows that Senator McCain’s public statement about this is correct. It’s a smear job. I’m sorry.

COLMES: It’s OK, sir. In your book, you actually talk about the Keating Case and how you suggested they not pursue John McCain. The Washington Post reported back in December that you sent prepared answers to written questions submitted by the New York Times concerning the breaking news we are discussing tonight. Can you elaborate on that?

BENNETT: Yes. All of the matters that they allude to – I mean, they are not even very specific – we answered fully to the New York Times. We showed them that there was just nothing there. And, unfortunately, they have just obviously disregarded all of the hard evidence that we presented.

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McCain FINALLY unloads on Obama’s record with Fannie Mae and the “It’s Republican’s deregulation” lie.

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

It’s about darn time.  

McCain tells how Obama and the Democrats blocked reforms that would have fixed this. He should have been doing this weeks ago. McCain finally calls Obama out as a liar for saying that it was McCain and the Republicans who resisted regulation of Fannie Mae. The record shows the truth that Republicans tried to fix this problem over and over and over again and were blocked by Democrats, as we have shown in detail in a series of articles, packed with evidence, about every facet of this story HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HEREHERE and HERE ….. but if you had to read just ONE of those articles I suggest THIS ONE as it gives the best synopsis with all the evidence you need to be certain.

Hat tip Hotair.com for the video link.

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Associated Press in Full Blown Propaganda Mode for Obama

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

 

First AP tried to say that Obama and Ayres just passed by from time to time and that Palin is a racist for even bringing it up… well now the Obama campaign just says that he didn’t know about Ayres past. Just like he never heard Pfleger and Wright make those America damning sermons over a 20 year long relationship. Even MSNBC went after the AP for that one transcript HERE and the video is here in WMV format to download.

Ayres was Obama’s boss at Woods and CAC all the while Ayres was being interviewed with Connie Chung, had a big spread in Chicago Magazine and in the New York Times saying that he had no regrets about the people and places he bombed and that he wished he had done more. Of course Ayres is one of a long list of dangerous or hateful radicals that Obama has chosen to hang out with for 20 years. This evidence is in posts HERE and HERE (and the associated evidence, links and video’s in those posts.

Well here is today’s spin from AP:

McCain calls Obama a liar

Oct 6 03:44 PM US/Eastern
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press Writer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Republican John McCain is calling Democratic rival Barack Obama a liar.
The GOP presidential candidate told a campaign rally: “Sen. Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed.”

In some of the harshest language yet, McCain said the campaign comes down to a simple question: Who is the real Barack Obama?

McCain drew the loudest cheers when he said the Democrat has written two memoirs but “he’s not exactly an open book.”

Trailing in the polls, McCain and his advisers say they will hammer that theme as the campaign heads toward the Nov. 4 election. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D93L6MQO1&show_article=1

Does AP even bother to fact check to see if McCain is correct?? Not on your life. They know this because it is in the record and all over the blogosphere and has even gotten scant mention in the debates.

Here is McCain’s Bill that he co-sponsored and Statements: 

S. 190 [109th]: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005
A bill to address the regulation of secondary mortgage market enterprises, and for other purposes. Here is the text of the bill. HERE is the link to McCains remarks on the floor of the Senate. The bottom line, Bush and McCain, who Obama accuses of knowing nothing about the economy and putting us in this mess, predicted it and tried to fix it, while Obama and Dodd and others were taking the largest sums of money from these people. They should have gone public and made a big stink in the press, but Republicans since Nixon have been awful at communications strategy.

The House version of S.190 was H.R. 1461

In fact Senators Sununnu, Hagel, and Dole introduced this legislation repeatedly (link HERE).

Every facet of the mortgage crisis story, who benefited and who is lying can be found HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HEREHERE and HERE. – Editor

UPDATE: Hotair.com comments on this story HERE and has video HERE

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Video: Another Black American “I Can’t Vote for Barack”

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

“I’ts not like an unrepentant terrorist met Barack when jogging out of the blue and said, ‘Hey let me throw a political fundraiser for you at my house.'”

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Hillary Clinton Blogs Furious Over Sexist Attacks on Palin and Media Love Fest with Obama

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com/sarah-palin-sexism-watch/

Not Your Sweetie Blog http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/

P.U.M.A. Blog http://www.puma08.com/

http://realdemocratsusa.blogspot.com/

Yesterday in California, Sarah Palin received a very important endorsement from Shelly Mandell, the head of the Los Angeles Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women). This big endorsement has been ignored by the MSN. Why?

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/

http://pumaparty.com/

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Ayres – Keating – Obama – McCain

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

Patterico has a MEGA-AWESOME post on recent political events. This is simply the best analysis of the events of the last few days I have seen – Well done Patterico The key Portion of his post is below – be sure to visit his web site HERE. Also be sure to see our other coverage of this story HERE.

Patterico:

The Politico’s Mark Allen reports:

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Monday will launch a multimedia campaign to draw attention to the involvement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the “Keating Five” savings-and-loan scandal of 1989-91, which blemished McCain’s public image and set him on his course as a self-styled reformer.

This attack is ostensibly in retaliation for McCain’s “guilt-by-association” tactics, presumably Sarah Palin reminding voters of Obama’s longtime association with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

The McCain campaign ought to use Obama’s attack as an opportunity to educate. 

In the Keating Five case, Senate Ethics Committee Special Counsel Bill Bob Bennett, who did the preliminary investigation of the matter, recommended that no further action be taken against  McCain:

This was perhaps the first time the recommendation of a special counsel not to charge a senator was rejected. This was pure politics as the Democrats on the committee did not want to cut McCain loose so that only Democrats would remain in the proceedings.

Ultimately, the committee found that McCain’s actions were not improper.  Indeed, McCain took no action on Keating’s behalf after regulators said they intended to recommend a criminal investigation of Keating and his savings and loan.

In contrast, Obama has always known that Bill Ayers is an unrepentant domestic terrorist and chose to work with him anyway.  Other “progressives” have chosen to avoid the association.  Thus, while Obama’s website once openly defended Ayers and his equally radical wife Bernadine Dohrn, the site later underwent some creative rewriting.  Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod lied to the press about the Obama-Ayers relationship. Obama lied about it in an nationally-televised debate in Pennsylvania.  Even the New York Times whitewash of their relationship admits that Obama “has played down his contacts” with Ayers.  What Obama has not done is express any disagreement with the underlying hard Left agenda Ayers continues to pursue to this day.

Rather than an official representing a constituent (as was the case with McCain and Keating), Obama chose to chair a $150 million effort spearheaded by Ayers on the important issue of public education, which funded “awful” projects and “had little impact on student outcomes.”  Given that Obama’s work on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) was Obama’s biggest executive experience and biggest attempt at reform, the releationship — and the failure of the project — should be newsworthy even if Ayers had not been involved in bombing the Pentagon.  That Ayers would like to transform the public schools into revolutionary indoctrination centers and used the CAC to advance that agenda also seems newsworthy.  Indeed, Obama touted the effort as a qualification in running for Congress.

Nor was education the only issue on which Obama and Ayers were allies, as Stanley Kurtz notes in deconstructing the NYT’s apologia:

Obama was perfectly aware of Ayers’ radical views, since he read and publically endorsed, without qualification, Ayers’ book on juvenile crime. That book is quite radical, expressing doubts about whether we ought to have a prison system at all, comparing America to South Africa’s apartheid system, and contemptuously dismissing the idea of the United States as a kind or just country. Shane mentions the book endorsement, yet says nothing about the book’s actual content. Nor does Shane mention the panel about Ayers’ book, on which Obama spoke as part of a joint Ayers-Obama effort to sink the 1998 Illinois juvenile crime bill [or mention Michelle Obama’s involvement in setting up the panel. – K] . Again, we have unmistakable evidence of a substantial political working relationship.

Of course, this contemptuous view of the United States could also be heard regularly at the church to which Obama belonged for 20 years and left only when it threatened his presidential campaign.  It is the sort of viewpoint Obama has sought out his entire adult life.

Thus, on the one hand, we have McCain representing a constituent, stopping when he heard Keating might have engaged in wrongdoing, being found to have done nothing improper, yet devoting his career to the cause of reform because he believed he had been made to look less than honorable. 

On the other hand, we have Obama knowingly embracing unrepentant domestic terrorists like Ayers and Dohrn and working to advance their political agendas as part of a lifelong pattern of seeking to associate with the hard Left in the US.

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New 527 Ads on Fannie Mae Corruption

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

Hotair.com comments HERE.

NRCC Ad “What Happened”

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Reality Check: Ayers Was Obama’s Boss in 2001 While He Desecrated the Flag on a Magazine Cover & Said He Wished He Had Done More Bombings to the NYT – UPDATE Obama Changes Story: Now Its We Hung Out But I Didn’t Know His Past – Oh really…evidence says otherwise.

Posted by iusbvision on October 6, 2008

This piece is LOADED with evidence so read carefully and enjoy.- Editor

UPDATE III: Now Obama says he worked with Ayres, knew about his past but thought he was rehabilitated, in spite of highly publicized interviews where Ayres said he was proud of what he did and regrets nothing. Details HERE.

UPDATE II: Obama Campaign conceeds they lied about Ayers – Admits that Obama knew of Ayres past when they served on two boards together link HERE.

UPDATE: CNN OUTS OBAMA: LYING ABOUT AYERS
Hotair.com comments HERE.

The original story begins here – Editor

The AP is calling Sarah Palin a racist for bringing up the long term relationship that Obama had with a host of radicals who are not nice people at all. The king of these radicals is William Ayers, who set bombs and killed people and got away with it in the 60’s and 70’s. He did it becayse he is a Marxist and hates American freedom and makes no bones about it. On September 11th 2001 Ayres told the NY Times that he wished ha had bombed more.

Obama’s political career was started in Ayres living room at a meet the candidate meeting where Ayres used his connections among prominent leftists to get Obama’s career going. You don’t do that for someone who doesn’t share your belief system. Ayres hired Obama for his position on the Woods Foundation and the Chicacgo Annenberg Challenge where they routed charity money to political groups and political activism.

While some may say that Ayres hiring Obama to work on the Woods Foundation Board to hand out money is no big deal, but Ayres chose Obama to hand out the $50 million Ayres was given from the Annenberg Foundation to help out poverty striken schools. The money went to radical groups and training for teachers in how to radicalize their students. The fact that Ayres picked Obama to hand out that money for that purpose is significant. What does this mean about what about Obama would do with our education tax dollars and education policy? So while the NYT & the AP lie and say that Obama and Ayres just passed each other occasionally when the truth is that  See Links HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

I am not making this up folks – just stop and read HERE at politifact.com and then come back. Hillary said all of these same things about Obama because they are a part of the public record. Politifact.com says that all of this is accurate.

So in 2001 when Ayers was obama’s boss at woods for several years he wrote his book bragging about the bombings and said he didn’t do enough.. but maybe this picture and article from Chicago Magazine will do it for you.

“Barack Obama was much older than 8 when William Ayers was photographed stepping on a US flag in 2001, for an article in which Ayers said he had “No Regrets” for his violent actions in the Weather Underground.” – LGF

The article in Chicago Magazine is titled “No Regrets”  http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2001/No-Regrets/index.php?cp=1&si=0#artanc

So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? ”I don’t want to discount the possibility,” he said.

When Obama started making good money as his political career took off convicted felon Tony Rezco helped him obtain a house just a short walk from the home of Ayers and Louis Farrakhan. We published an article in March pointing out the numerous radicals and nut cases that Obama has chosen to associate himself with. This included Father Pfleger whose hateful rhetoric, anti-American rhetoric and proud association with Louis Farrakhan is well known. Obama used his influence to send a $225,000 grant to Pfleger and Pfleger contributed to Obama’s campaign. Obama said in his books that Rev Wright and Pfleger were his spiritual advisors for 20 years. Of course Pfleger got thrown under the bus by Obama too.

But words just don’t convey the full meaning of the truth – so here we have two video’s of Father Pfleger and one defends Louis Farrakhan

This is from Rev. Wrights DVD’s of sermons from his church that Barack Obama attended for 20 years and claims he never saw Rev. Wright speak like this and had no idea Wright had such views…. Do you believe that for a minute?

The list goes on:

“Michael Klonsky, whose disgust for mainstream politics led him to launch a new, Maoist Communist Party in the 1970s, today supports Barack Obama so enthusiastically that until recently he was blogging on the Illinois senator’s campaign website.” Michael Rudd, Carl Davidson, Tom Heyden, and Mark Rudd are all professed Maoists, collaborated with Ayres in the 1970’s and now run “Progressives for Obama”.   

MINI UPDATE: Speaking of Mark Rudd he is in this video & Obama Knew Ayres when he did this interview with Connie Chung in 1998 and after all this Obama didn’t know?? 

This isn’t the occasional bad judgement or coincidence, these were ongoing relationships with a list of people who hate the traditional American way of life. It speaks a great deal that these are the kinds of people that Obama feels comfortable with, and that he would throw them under the bus when politically convenient.

The AP and the NYT don’t want you to know this or Obama’s long history with ACORN..

For more evidence about Obama’s history with ACORN and the mortgage crisis click HERE.

Chuck Norton

UPDATE: Ayres and Obama shared the stage in 1997 and Michelle Obama heaped on the praise.

Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system; Randolph Stone, Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic; Alex Correa, a reformed juvenile offender who spent seven years in Cook County Temporary Detention Center; Frank Tobin, a former priest and teacher at the Detention Center who helped Correa; and Willy Baldwin, who grew up in public housing and is currently a teacher at the Detention Center.

The juvenile justice system was founded by Chicago reformer Jane Addams, who advocated the establishment of a separate court system for children which would act like a “kind and just parent” for children in crisis.

One hundred years later, the system is “overcrowded, under-funded, over-centralized and racist,” Ayers said.

Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.

“Students and faculty explore these issues in the classroom, but it is an internal conversation,” Obama said. “We know that issues like juvenile justice impact the city of Chicago, this nation and — directly or indirectly — this campus. This panel gives students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it.”

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/971106/justice.shtml

UPDATE II: Obama Campaign – We were Together But I Didn’t Know His Past

JIM ACOSTA: Now a college professor in Chicago, Ayers and Obama served together several years on a nonprofit board. And in 1995 Ayers hosted a coffee for Obama when the young community organizer was making his first run for the State Senate. At this point looking back, should he not have done that?

DAVID AXELROD: Well I mean, when he went, he certainly — he didn’t know the history.

ACOSTA: The Democratic nominee’s chief strategist David Axelrod maintains Obama at that time had no idea about Ayers’ violent past.

So no one close to Obama read the Chicago or NY Press? …. come on ….  

Hat Tip Hotair.com

UPDATE III: Mark Steyn and Dr. Thomas Sowell comment

But, in the world in which Obama moves, it would seem absurd and provincial to object to partying with an “unrepentant terrorist”. The Senator advanced and prospered in a milieu in which men like Ayers are not just accepted but admired for their “passionate participation”, and function as power-brokers and path-smoothers. This is a great country, and most of us (as Peter Kirsanow notes below) make it without having to kiss up to America-haters like Ayers and Wright. But not Obama.

Who is this man on course to be 44th president? Apparently, it’s not just impolite but racist to ask. As notorious white supremacist Thomas Sowell puts it:

But the country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it-all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric, and who has for years allied himself with a succession of people who have openly expressed their hatred of America.

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