Sunday, October 05, 2008

McCain Campaign Refuses To Address Palin Lies About Obama "Palling Around With Terrorists"


CNN bends so far over backwards to present all sides, that they often-- very often-- will state completely made up propaganda from the GOP and give it an equal footing to objective reality. It's part of the reason I bade my longtime station adieu and migrated to MSNBC earlier this year. But today CNN did yeoman's work in debunking the Lipsticked Pitbull's latest Obama smear, the Bill Ayer's nonsense. Keep in mind that Obama was 8 years old when Ayer's was a member of the Weather Underground and that he long ago denounced Ayers' violence.

Ace McCain, of course, is too chickenshit to repeat this whopper himself so he sends the hapless Mooselini of Wasilla out to repeat it while he hides away in one of his dozen homes and refuses to respond to questions from the press about why his campaign is rolling around in the gutter after promising the nation not to. Palin should still be in her remedial campaign classes learning basic geography so she stops mixing up Afghanistan and Mexico instead of running around the country spreading her lies, poisonous racism and divisiveness on behalf of Senator Chickenshit's increasingly hopeless and desperate campaign to capture the White House.

Harold Meyerson makes a good point in tomorrow's Washington Post about McCain's new all-negative all the time campaign strategy:
... [I]f the McCain people want to rummage through presidential candidates' associations, real or imagined, to turn up figures who threaten to pull down this proud republic, they should begin in-house. Chief among those to whom responsibility attaches for the financial crisis that is plunging the nation into recession is former Texas senator Phil Gramm, McCain's own economic guru.

Gramm was always Wall Street's man in the Senate. As chairman of the Senate Banking Committee during the Clinton administration, he consistently underfunded the Securities and Exchange Commission and kept it from stopping accounting firms from auditing corporations with which they had conflicts of interest. Gramm's piece de resistance came on Dec. 15, 2000, when he slipped into an omnibus spending bill a provision called the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), which prohibited any governmental regulation of credit default swaps, those insurance policies covering losses on securities in the event they went belly up. As the housing bubble ballooned, the face value of those swaps rose to a tidy $62 trillion. And as the housing bubble burst, those swaps became a massive pile of worthless paper, because no government agency had required the banks to set aside money to back them up.

The CFMA also prohibited government regulation of the energy-trading market, which enabled Enron to nearly bankrupt the state of California before bankrupting itself.

The problem with this exercise, of course, is that Gramm's relationship to McCain is not comparable to the relationships that Ayers or Wright have with Obama. The idea that either Ayers or Wright would have any impact on the workings of an Obama administration is nonsensical. But Gramm and McCain do have an enduring political and economic alliance. McCain chaired Gramm's short-lived presidential campaign in 1996; Gramm is co-chair of McCain's current effort. McCain has called Gramm one of his leading economic counselors and has not repudiated reports that Gramm is on the shortlist to become McCain's Treasury secretary if he's elected.

CNN hoping viewers want to see the actual truth about Palin's lies and smears:


The McCain campaign, through their happy fool Palin, has accused Obama, who was 8 years old when Bill Ayers was a Weatherman, of "palling around with terrorists. McCain himself actually has palled around with terrorists-- right wing kooks and criminals like G. Gordon Liddy-- and Palin more than palled around with terrorists; she has been heavily involved with a militia group and even married one! Would she and McCain pardon Terry Nichols, the right-wing Oklahoma City bomber? He has the same world view they do. Dave Neiwert brings up a great point at Orcinus this morning: Palin is throwing stones from a glass house.
Notably, she nominated one of her local militiamen/John Birch Society types in Wasilla to serve on the city's planning board. This is a big deal to "Patriot" folks, who consider local planning and zoning ordinances to be among the chief signs of creeping socialism, and fight them tooth and nail. Had the Wasilla Council not balked at her nomination, the man no doubt would have wreaked havoc with the city's planning laws and their enforcement.

She also fired the city's museum director at the behest of this character.

And then there were Palin's notable and extended dalliances with the radical secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. In 1992, its members largely supported former militiaman James "Bo" Gritz for president. It has over the years been associated with promoting paranoid "New World Order" conspiracy theories.

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At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of all the people to start talking about the past, "Say it ain't so Joe" Palin is the last one to be throwing stones. She and McCain live in a Great Big Glass House. Her Troopergate, her Witchcraft Video (who if any other canidate had that in their background would be totally decimated) , McCains Keating Five and his long term deregulation which has caused this country to be on the brink of depression should be laying low on past associations and practices. It amazes me that they are throwing all this toxic waste into a campaign that has so many crucial problems to discuss. But instead of talking about these REAL problems, which obviously they have no solution for, they are throwing mud. Shame on them!!

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I agree. Here she is LYING HER FACE OFF about how she turned down the BRIDGE TO NOWHERE and she wants to talk about Obama. How desperate can you get. I'll take the WINNER, O B A M A!!! Maybe Palin can get a job cleaning on Saturday Night Live. Don't even get me started on McCain! VOTE THE GOP BUMS OUT.

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your "Down with Tyranny!" blog! McCain is desperate and the only option is for him is to swiftboat Barack Obama. I think the American voters are sick of this Rovian tactic of smears and lies! Phil Gramm and John McCain have had a major role in de-regulating the banking and financial service industries. Now McCain now claims the facts are not true! There was a reason why John McCain graduated in the bottom 1% of his USNA class. He was very dysfunctional as a young man and would have been booted from the Naval Academy if not for his father and grandfather's legacy in the US Navy. He was a loser then, he is a loser now. John McCain and Sarah Palin are well matched...both undereducated losers. Palin particularly is all mouth and no substance. There was a reason why the McCain campaign kept her hidden from the public...she dumber than all the real soccer moms I know! Here's the bottom line, our economy is in serious trouble. Obama's economic team is the only way out of this Bushy mess! McCain's economic plan crafted by Phil Gramm (who said this recession was an illusion) fits on a 3 x 5 card! its a sad, bloody joke!

At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lying from Palin will continue through 11/4, at which time she will become the answer to a trivia question: "Which failed VP candidate made Dan Quayle actually look intelligent?" After that, she'll pass the baton on to the likes of Bill O. and Rush to continue to slam President Obama for 4-8 years, much like they did Bill Clinton.

At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great comments here, let me summarize: McCain + Palin = Total Desperation. Palin's insights and comments + McCain's Plane crash record(5 of them)+ McCains academic record = combined IQ score of 60--Scary stuff!!EJP

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Great Blog!
I hope those Idiots ( Michelle Malkin included) who propogate these lies as the Truth -SEE MCCain-Palin for who they really are - two Hypocrites putting their own agenda first - NOT the country!

At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know.. you really piss me off. You are SO brainwashed by Obama that you decide to completely DISMISS his associations with terrorists and radicals! I bet you think Obama is experienced too, huh?

Well, wake up. Obama is not experienced, has very questionable ties with the terrorist William Ayers, has dubious ties with Rezko and can't even sit back in the Senate and gain experience! Instead, he has to write two self-worshiping books and then go on to "the next great thing". Obama needs to realize experience and character are two major important qualifications a President must have.

Head over to my blog at if you disagree with me. I have wrote many times about Obama's questionable past. You can't deny it. Stop lying.

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