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The talking heads are doing major lip moving on the economy.  What has caused all of these huge institutions to fail?  Why now?  Was it the big Wall Street fat cats looking to gold-plate yet another bathroom fixture? Just one more Ferrari and I’ll be happy?

And what happened to my favorite house flipping shows?

The catalyst for the economic woes is the subprime lending mess.  Did you know Obama’s national finance chairwoman, Penny Pritzker, helped run a Chicago bank, Superior Bank, which preyed upon minorities with subprime lending?

Did you know the bank went out of business after falling 1 billion in debt?

And this from the same article:

As an owner and board chair of Superior, Penny Pritzker also was named in a RICO class action suit on behalf of the more than 1,400 depositors at Superior, who initially lost over $50 million of their life savings.

Remember, this is the woman who is Obama’s national finance chairwoman!

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

John McCain in 2005:

Mr. President, this week Fannie Mae’s regulator reported that the company’s quarterly reports of profit growth over the past few years were “illusions deliberately and systematically created” by the company’s senior management, which resulted in a $10.6 billion accounting scandal.

Here are a few links to articles which are tying bad policies back to Obama:

THE REAL SCANDAL- HOW FEDS INVITED THE MORTGAGE MESS

The Best Congress Fannie Could Buy

McCain’s attempt to fix Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in 2005; Update: Obama can’t get AIG right

More to come…

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Chris Wallace shoots down Obama’s hit man, Axelrod.

This is from the McCain campaign today:

On Fox News Sunday this week, host Chris Wallace interviewed Barack Obama’s chief political strategist David Axelrod. At one point, Chris Wallace asked Axelrod to list Barack Obama’s biparistan achievements during his time in the Senate. Axelrod, providing his standard response, told Chris Wallace that Obama had been a leader in crafting Senate ethics legislation and passing a nuclear non-proliferation deal.

Wallace astutely pointed out, however, both of those “achievements” were passed by unananimous consent in the Senate. The truth is that Barack Obama has never challenged his own party or worked across the aisle on a contentious issue. His lack of bipartisan credentials is reflected by his 2007 voting record, in which he voted with his fellow Democrats 97% of the time.

John McCain has a 25 year record of reaching across the aisle in the United States Senate. John McCain has worked with Demcorats to hold tobacco companies accountable and to reform the campaign finance system. John McCain is also not afraid to buck his own party when necessary. In 2005, John McCain voted against the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill because it did not do enough to confront America’s energy crisis. In 2006, he challenged Republican leaders to adopt a new strategy for Iraq, even while his advocacy for the Surge was not popular among Republicans or the public at large. Today, it is clear that the troop surge has been an enormous success

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It’s really hard to believe ANYONE can tell you what Obama will do about Iraq.

If you have 8 minutes- assuming you can stomach all of this- please watch this video.  It chronicles many of Obama’s Iraq War positions.

Now please tell me what his position is on the most important foreign policy issue our country faces!

This is the change you can believe in, right?

Changing his mind so many times it takes nearly ten minutes to chronicle his various positions.

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More Palin coverage here at AMPG!  I really should say Maverick Squared!

Commentary from The Wall Street Journal:

For starters, we’d say Governor Palin’s credentials as an agent of reform exceed Barack Obama’s. Mr. Obama rose through the Chicago Democratic machine without a peep of push-back. Alaska’s politics are deeply inbred and backed by energy-industry money. Mr. Obama slid past the kind of forces that Mrs. Palin took head on. This is one reason her selection — despite its campaign risks — seems to have been so well received by Republicans yesterday. They are looking for a new generation of leaders.

Obama’s campaign is built around one word- change.

Have you ever thought about what that word has meant along the way?

During the Democratic primary change meant no Clinton- Bill or Hillary- in the White House.

After he won the nomination change has meant no more Bush/Cheney- or anyone like him.

Has change ever meant reforming the government? Perhaps making it smaller and more efficient?  Has change ever been used as a positive argument not just for the different but for the better?

McCain and Palin have both reformed from within their party for the people’s sake.  They’ve done what’s right instead of the party line.

Can Biden and Obama say the same?  If not, what are they changing?

I hope we see that highlighted over and over and over again in the coming weeks.

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Well, are Hillary, Bill AND Biden wrong about Barack?

Hillary on Obama’s lack of a universal health care plan and his politics (change, right?)

Bill Clinton: Obama’s a Fairy Tale

Hillary – I have experience, McCain has experience, Obama has a speech

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“Change you can believe in” has been a popular phrase used by Obama during his campaign.

“Nepotism you can believe in” could be the newest Obama/ Biden slogan.

From ABC news:

The son of Barack Obama’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Joe Biden, is a top partner at a Washington law firm that has lobbied his father’s office, a family tie that could prove embarrassing for a campaign that has positioned itself as fighting lobbyists and special interests in Washington.

When the Obama campaign was confronted with this information (I’m sure they knew this) they gave a hopeful answer from a different type of candidate.  They gave an answer that shows they care about change.  They gave an answer that shows they … think it’s fine if you follow the letter of the law:

“He’s never worked on a client issue where other members of the firm have lobbied the office. Hunter shares expenses not revenues with his partners, so there’s no benefit to him when a partner lobbies. Sen. Biden has been as strong a supporter of ethics reform as the Senate has known, and his office follows all ethics laws right down to the letter.”

Now that’s a new kind of politics, isn’t it?

Following the letter of the ethics law isn’t really the point.  The spirit of the law is what matters.  Otherwise we’ll be defining the word “is” again.

Obama’s main theme for his entire campaign is CHANGE.  Now his VP’s son is a huge DC insider with connections to daddy?

If this is not cronyism, I don’t know what is.

It’s nothing new, and it’s not change.

And Obama? Oh yea, he’s been on the lobbyist take:

Away from the bright lights and high-minded rhetoric of the campaign trail, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has quietly worked with corporate lobbyists to help pass breaks worth $12 million.

In his speeches, Obama has lambasted lobbyists and moneyed interests who “have turned our government into a game only they can afford to play.”

“We need a president who sees government not as a tool to enrich well-connected friends and high-priced lobbyists, but as the defender of fairness and opportunity for every American,” the candidate said in his June speech. “That’s the kind of president I intend to be.”

Full article here.

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