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Barack Obama Swings Both Ways [updated]

October 6, 2008

Shamless Obama shameless.

Sen. John Glenn One of the Keating Five Stumps for Obama
With in hours after Glenn appeared at an Obama rally in Ohio the Obama camp launched their McCain Keating Five attack.

Good God man make up your mind. Is being involved in the Keating Five scandal ok as long as they support you? But if one happens to be your opponent in the presidential election then it is a different story?


A Different Member of the Keating 5 Introduces the Boss at Obama Rally

[…]Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, was — along with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — one of the Keating Five, the handful of senators who met with federal regulators to urge them to ease up on the savings and loan owned by contributor Charles Keating.

Hours after Glenn introduced the Boss at the Obama rally, the Obama campaign launched a campaign attacking McCain for his Keating Five activities. They made no mention of Mr. Glenn.

The Obama camp runs a slick campaign alright. Heh.

H/T Brian Simpson at The Minority Report

I should point out that “only McCain and John Glenn were found not guilty of violating any Senate rules”.

Obama was asked back in May on if he would use the Keating scandal against McCain:

NY Times

May 10, 2008
In a news conference here, Mr. Obama was asked whether his campaign intended to raise the banking scandal from the 1980s, which Mr. McCain has apologized for. Every piece of every candidate’s public record, Mr. Obama said, is “germane to the presidency.”

“I was just asked previously about a whole host of issues and associations that are a lot more flimsy than John McCain’s relationship to Keating Five,” Mr. Obama said.

“Every piece of every candidate’s public record, Mr. Obama said, is “germane to the presidency”

Fantastic, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and ACORN are fair game.

Happy to see we are on the same page Barry…

Obama brags about receiving an endorsement (on his official website) from another of the Keating Five, Senator Don Riegle.


Former Senator Don Riegle Endorses Barack Obama
Chicago, IL | April 19, 2008

Chicago, IL – Today, Former United States Senator Don Riegle endorsed Barack Obama, citing his ability to unite Americans and bring real change for middle class families and workers.


Senator Obama said, “I’m grateful today to have the support of former Senator Riegle,


Bob Bennett On the Keating Five: John McCain is an honest man – Doctor Bulldog & Ronin

Alright, after a couple hours of monkeying around with various video applications, I have successfully uploaded the first half of the Hannity & Colmes interview with Robert Bennett.

If any of your friends are buying into the ObaMedia lies about the Keating 5, I suggest you show them this:

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  1. maeg permalink
    October 7, 2008 12:43 am

    Let’s see if you have the balls to publish this.

    “When I and others in the legislature found out we had some millions of dollars in Sudan, we called for divestment through legislation of those dollars to make sure we weren’t doing anything that would be seen as condoning the activities there in Darfur.”
    –Sarah Palin, Oct. 2, 2008, VP Debate.


    1. In November, 2006, members of Congress wrote personally to the Governor to ask that she join other states in divesting their assets from companies implicated by the human rights community in the Darfur genocide.

    (Nov. 2006 Letter To Palin).

    2. In 2007 the Alaska press started covering the public effort to get Alaska to divest from genocide-implicated companies doing business in Sudan.

    (Dec, 2007 Alaska NBC News Story On divestment Effort).

    3. In December 2007, members of the Save Darfur Coalition Met with the Governor’s office, without success, in an effort to gain support for divestment.

    (Save Darfur Coalition Meeting With Governor’s Office, December, 2007).

    (Bill Press release, January, 2008)

    4. The Palin Administration testified in opposition to divestment from companies implicated in the Darfur genocide. On February 9, 2008, the Alaska Legislature’s House State Affairs Committee held its first hearing on Rep. Lynn & Gara’s HB 287. The Palin Administration and the Permanent Fund Corporation testified against the bill. Brian Andrews (since deceased), Deputy Commissioner of the State of Alaska, Department of Revenue, testified on behalf of the Palin Administration. This testimony helped kill this bill, with 4 members of the Governor’s Republican party stating their opposition to the bill (Reps. Bob Roses, Craig Johnson, Kyle Johansen and John Coghill). The bill never left this committee, and died when the legislative session ended on April 12, 2008. Deputy Commissioner Andrews testified at length against divestment from Sudan, and stated in part: “[T]he desire to make a difference is noble, but mixing moral and political agendas at the expense of our citizens’ financial security is not a good combination.”
    (Feb 9, 2008 House State Affairs Committee testimony Minutes).

  2. October 7, 2008 7:25 am

    Palin is not running for president. When will you Obots realize that.

    Obama’s associations and influences and hard leftist ideology trump all. Deal with it. Your choice is a pathetic excuse for a candidate.

    But it is ok for Obama to be against helping babies who have survived abortion?
    American children.
    Shut up.

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