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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Why is the McCain campaign lying about Obama?

Obama got 132 thousand from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by their employees, as McCain Adviser took nearly 2 million. McCain's campaign manager was paid more then 30 thousand a month for five years.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/us/politics/22mc...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Cause its politics. McCain will say and do anything to protect the rich as all others isn't protected cause they aren't such.

    He believes the more made up stories he can come up with to convince the people, the more votes he can get to keep the oldboys network going. Oldboys need to go home and rest, they done their work and its time for somebody else to clean up what they left behind.

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  • 3 years ago

    That McCain desires to decrease guard Veterans, that McCain desires to combat in Iraq for one hundred years, that McCain had an affair with a lobbyist, and that Palin enables rapes to ensue in Alaska...yada yada yada. Obama supporters haven't any shame interior the blatant lies they're going to tell, yet stick their heads interior the sand while it is composed of something questionable approximately Obama.

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  • 1 decade ago

    That is being stupid. Campaign fund is totally different from salaries. Obama took campaign funds. McCain advisers worked for their money.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They are not.

    David Kirkpatrick the author of the article you cite is the one telling a lie of his own: "Mr. McCain was never a leading critic or defender of the mortgage giants,"

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive...

    John McCain saw the fiscal meltdown coming two years ago and tried to do something about it by cosponsoring S.190.

    The bill was shot down by members of Congress who were influenced by Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac lobbyists and the Black Congessional Caucaus. You know Obama's friends.

    McCain:

    "I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.

    I urge my colleagues to support swift action on this GSE reform legislation."

    Source(s):

    The Congressional Record.

    Obama got much more than that from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He got influence and laid the groundwork for his presidential campaign.

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  • mike
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Not true Obama got way more and by the way he had the CEO in charge of finding his VP. Come on.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He was a paid consultant. Obama received political contributions. There's a difference

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where exactly is the lie. McCain himself has received nothing from these fraudulent corporations. Please get informed before you post and don't use one of Obama's #1 cheerleaders as a link.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Welcome to politics !!!!

    Get used to it, as both McCain and Obama will be raining falsehoods in their ads for the next 40 days and 40 nights.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    McCain's campaign manager, Phil Gramm....yes, the one who called all Americans 'whiners'.......is the one who wrote the bill to deregulate the financial markets.....if anyone started this mess, it was him. As John McCain says: "I don't really know about the economy".

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because this is how they 'campaign'.

    It's easy to tell lies about your opponent when you have nothing of substance about yourself.

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