I attended a Sarah Palin rally in Carson, California this Saturday. When I heard her go after Obama for his long-standing relationship with William Ayers, my immediate reaction was “finally”. I was hoping that this would be the foreshadowing of what to expect in the second Presidential debate in Nashville. You can imagine my disappointment when the debate wrapped up Tuesday night.
What I wanted to hear never made it into the debate, regardless of the numerous opportunities that were available. Both Obama and Biden have chip away the “failures” of the Bush Administration and McCain’s support for Bush. Why has John McCain or Sarah Palin not countered by saying, “haven’t the Democrats been in control of the Congress? Did they promise to get the troops out of Iraq and a lot of other things they were going to dramatically changed? What have they accomplished? Did this economic crisis not develop under their watch?”
On the present bail-out (or rescue if you are so inclined), why hasn’t John McCain asked a vital question, “Senator Obama, Franklin Raines, the head of Fannie Mae, is one of the architects of this financial crisis. He was rewarded by the likes of Barney Frank and Maxine Waters, with a $20 million bonus for bringing in sub-prime mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them. This effort was under the guise of making available affordable housing to those of lower economic means. This ruse played well to the sector of the population the Democrats pander to. Franklin Raines stepped down from his position in shame for his mismanagement of Fannie Mae, yet he still pocketed his $20 million bonus. Franklin Raines is one of the top economic advisors to Senator Obama’s Presidential Campaign, along with two others who are equally involved in the sub-prime mess. Don’t you see that to be a major problem? How can the American people expect you to do what is in their best interest when the people that put them in this crisis are putting together your economic policies?” Personally, this would bring down the house and rock the Obama juggernaut.
Obama cites the meager budget surplus the Iraqi government has. Would the Senator prefer to bankrupt the Iraqi efforts towards democracy?
Finally, the William Ayers issue is beginning to surface. How the grants obtained by Ayers and Obama went to fund Afro-centric, socialist-oriented programs for Chicago public schools. However, there is so much more that needs to be asked about his early years. Last night he made reference to money going to the Saudis. This would seem to be a bit hypocritical considering it was a Saudi extremist that made it possible for Obama to attend Harvard School of Law. Dr. Khalid al Mansour, an outspoken anti-Semite, raised the funds necessary for Obama to attend Harvard. Of course, then there is the work Obama did for ACORN, whose offices in Nevada were raided for outrageous voter fraud. Then there is the infamous Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s mentor, who the dear Senator seems to have no clue as to what pastor was preaching for the last 20 years. Never the less, Obama has declared this all off-limits and has restricted his alma maters not to release any information. Anytime any questions are raised about his previous activities and relationship, the inference given by the Obama campaign and his surrogates is that this is all racially motivated as an attempt to deflect any further scrutiny.
Why is this not all front and center in this campaign? Doesn’t the American voter have a right to know? Why has the press been silent on this and not been relentless in getting to the bottom of this? It comes down the principles of democracy and capitalism versus socialism and political correctness. John, it is time to come out swinging!