Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Quote of the Day

"...the liberal media are filtering the news and report only what makes Obama look good or the GOP ticket look bad.

But the gloves are off. The McCain campaign has released another hard-hitting ad challenging Barack Obama for threatening to prosecute his political critics, while many of his ads were labeled “false” and “misleading.” The McCain commercial closes by saying, “He [Barack Obama] promised better. He lied.” The McCain campaign has also produced ads tying Obama to former Fannie Mae executives Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson.

Yesterday, Senator McCain went after Obama and the liberal Democrats in Congress for their role in the economic meltdown. Here is a brief excerpt of a speech Senator McCain gave in New Mexico:

“This crisis started in our housing market in the form of subprime loans that were pushed on people who could not afford them. Bad mortgages were being backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it was only a matter of time before a contagion of unsustainable debt began to spread. This corruption was encouraged by Democrats in Congress, and abetted by Senator Obama. …

“Senator Obama was silent on the regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and his Democratic allies in Congress opposed every effort to rein them in. As recently as September of last year, [Obama] said that subprime loans had been, quote ‘a good idea.’ Well, Senator Obama, that ‘good idea’ has now plunged this country into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. …

“The executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have advised him, and he has taken their money for his campaign. He has received more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any other senator in history, with the exception of the chairman of the committee overseeing them.”

On the downside, we continue to get reports of massive voter fraud by Obama’s leftwing allies at ACORN. Late last week, news broke that officials in Lake County, Indiana, “had to reject a large portion of 5,000 registration forms” turned in by ACORN. According to elections officials, ACORN workers “pulled names and addresses from telephone books and forged their signatures.” The article also noted that “Telephones to ACORN offices in Gary, Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee were reported to be disconnected.”

There is breaking news this afternoon that authorities raided the ACORN headquarters in Las Vegas after elections officials in Nevada accused the pro-Obama group of “submitting multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names.” How many times do we have to read reports like this? ACORN should never receive another dime of your money, and the Justice Department and the IRS should thoroughly investigate this rogue outfit.

The Left will stop at nothing to win, and that’s why it is so important for men and women of faith to be engaged in the political process and support organizations like this political action committee. Take a stand! Click here to make a difference in this campaign for our pro-life, pro-family values."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families