Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain Suspends Campaign...

... to go back to Washington to deal with the financial markets meltdown. He invites Obama to do the same to help bring a bipartisan consensus to what needs to be done.

Sounds almost presidential.

19 Comments:

Anonymous r said...

NObama said No. He said that his campaign is more important than saving the world financial market.

At least the guy has priorities…

September 24, 2008 at 6:05 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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September 25, 2008 at 12:19 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Gil- Someone who admits knowing little about the economy is going to save us from this mess? It just doesn't make a lot of sense. McCain trying to come across as making a great sacrifice to impress the voters, or McCain trying to call another time out because he's unprepared or scared?
Makes much more sense.

September 25, 2008 at 7:26 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

As opposed to Obama, who probably doesn't want to have independent voters reminded that he took more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any senator (but one) to look the other way while they bungled the taxpayers blind.

Obama was simply wrong on the merits of supporting taxpayer protection of subprime, no-doc loans for low income borrowers. If a few more voters had a lick of understanding about that, Obama would lose in landslide.

September 25, 2008 at 7:44 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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September 25, 2008 at 8:36 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Gil- up until 2006, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae gave 53% of their contributions to the Republican party, and like it or not, both candidates have connections.

Is that any reason for McCain to suspend his campaign? Maybe McCain wants to stall so he can get some "witchcraft" protection from Palins minister before the debates.

September 25, 2008 at 9:22 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

It is interesting that Davis has flat out - and in no uncertain terms - denied the NYTs report, that he received any payments of any kind from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac "up until a month ago."

So either he's lying on the NYT is wrong. The paper quotes unnamed "sources" as being familiar with Davis' deal.

Given Davis' denials the Times should make sure its sources know what they're talking about and better yet get documentation of the payments.

If he is lying, Davis should be fired.

If he is not, the Times should not only retract, it should apologize to Davis and fire the reporters responsible for the story.

September 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Clearly only the Obama camp is playing politics with this, putting his campaign ahead of the country.
The fact is that one of these men is going to be our next president and will have to deal with the aftermath of this. So of course they should be there on the front line and involved in the fix. Of course. To say anything against McCain’s actions on this is nothing more than political gamesmanship and impure partisan dishonesty. Period.

September 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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September 25, 2008 at 1:40 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

The press doesn't need to be invited to investigate, it should do so on its own initiative.

For some reason the New York Times has found little to look into when it comes to Barack Obama background, including his ties to former terrorist and current radical Bill Ayers.

There is a new story out about Obama getting a $100,000 earmark for a former campaign worker to build some sort of garden that was somehow never built. But I think the story appeared in one of the Chicago papers, not the NYT.>

Not much on the $100 million Obama and that guy from his neighborhood (Ayers) spent NOT reforming or improving the Chicago public school system.

Nice work if you can get it.

The Peter Principle lives

September 25, 2008 at 3:26 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Gil- Obama was 8 when Bill Ayers was involved with the SDS and the Weathermen. Ya think they were in cahoots? Ya think? Just because their paths have crossed doesn't mean they are in bed together. If that story had any legs, the Republicans and the press would be all over it. It's just an attempt at guilt by association. You and I sat at a table, had drinks and talked politics and movies for several hours. Does that make me a conservative? Does it make you an anti war critic? Does it mean that you support my involvment with Delco. Wage Peace and Justice? You have to come up with something better than someone who is nothing more than a social contact. We both know alot of the same people. Well. Some are less than perfect.
Hell, you're supporting one of the Keating 5 for president!

September 25, 2008 at 3:50 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Sure! And so what if it turns out that maybe Obama had been lifelong friends with, say, Osama bin Laden? What’s the big deal? That doesn’t mean they share the same hatred for America. Why, that would be silly!

Funny how LibDems are soooo quick to excuse and dismiss very questionable things about their candidate but all the while they remain petty nitpickers who overblow even minor scraps as they desperately grasp for any criticism of Bush or Cheney or McCain or any Repub…

Here, I’ll play along some more… Just because Dick Cheney used to work for Haliburton that doesn’t mean the no-bid contract he gave them is crooked! Hehehe…

The dishonesty of the Hurt Feelings Left knows no bounds. Every single post, I swear…

September 25, 2008 at 5:02 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Bob,

That's Obama's line. The issue isn't just what Ayers did when Obama was 8 years old, its who Ayers is now, a far left-wing radical who has little if anything nice to say about America or its people.

Instead of throwing bombs today, he solicits and throws millions of dollars at left-wing "educational" programs meant to politically indoctrinate kids to his radical way of thinking.

Obama helped him do that, not when he was 8 years old but when he was 33.

Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko is not excellent company for a would-be president to keep.

September 25, 2008 at 7:01 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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September 26, 2008 at 12:35 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

That IS a good trick, recapping a show you didn't see or hear about.

The Spencerblog source for information on Obama and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge is Stanley Kurtz, one of the few journalists investigating Obama's claims of barely knowing Ayers.

But Ayers has never made any secret of his politics or goals.

As Kurtz reports:

"The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto. In works like “City Kids, City Teachers” and “Teaching the Personal and the Political,” Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? “I’m a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist,” Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk’s, “Sixties Radicals,” at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC."

Leftists like Diano are very comfortable with likes of Bill Ayers and so apparently was Barack Obama until he decided to run for president.

September 26, 2008 at 8:13 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

It is important to note that the more than $100 million spent by the CAC run by Obama and Ayers did nothing to improve test scores or the academic results for millions of Chicago school children.

But then, it appears, that was never their goal.

September 26, 2008 at 8:24 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Gil - Dave forgot to mention McCains friend (he was against him before he was for him)Falwell and liberty U. A school to politicaly indoctrinate kids to the radical conservative way of thinking.
After viewing the Palin-Kouric interview, who in their right mind would not question McCains decission making ability? Lets face it. They are both politicians, and both are less than perfect. There are no gods on this earth. So for me, it comes down to this.

Obama is young, healthy, highly intelligent, even tempered, and he picked a VP with experience.
McCain is old, has medical issues, is not the sharpest tool in the shed, is a hot head who can be mean spirited, has admitted changing his position on issues just to get votes, and he picked a highly functioning moron as his VP. We already have a highly functioning moron in the White House. Do we need another?

And no doubt, you will still vote for McCain. For you, party loyalty is more important than character.

September 26, 2008 at 8:40 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Bob,

Students voluntarily choose a college like Liberty U. Not so with public schools in Chicago.

I find the rest cheap, condescending and disappointing.

September 28, 2008 at 5:49 PM 
Anonymous r said...

I find the rest cheap, condescending and disappointing.

Yeah, I’ve noticed BB has gotten more and more like that as the election approaches. Prolly hanging around with Dishonest Dave hasn’t helped either.
Maybe we'll have to start calling him DBB?

September 28, 2008 at 6:18 PM 

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