Poor McCain and Palin are so desperate that they are now stooping to bringing up Bill Ayers who they claim is a terrorist. He is a terrorist who has not served a day in jail for any actions and is now a professor and NOT in jail. Maybe he is that terrorist that they claim he is, I am not here to address that one way or another. I am not going to get into the actions this man did while Obama was about eight years old.
They say this goes to judgment. Well I do want to talk about judgment. Let’s talk about the Keating five. Isn’t that a show of judgment or should we NOT look into the past, or at least not into the past of John McCain. He may not have been convicted but he was definitely reprimanded for showing poor judgment.
Not only did it show poor judgment but his direct words were “I have done this kind of thing many, many times,” and said the Lincoln case was like “helping the little lady who didn’t get her Social Security.” He admits he has done this many, many times, doesn’t this go to continued bad judgment.
So McCain has evidence that Ayers gave Obama a whopping two hundred dollars for his earlier campaign. Does this overshadow the fact that McCain got not only one hundred twelve thousand dollars in contributions? In addition according to The Arizona Republic and The New York Times, McCain’s wife Cindy McCain and her father Jim Hensley had invested $359,100 in a Keating shopping center in April 1986, a year before McCain met with the regulators.
McCain, his family, and their baby-sitter had made nine trips at Keating’s expense, sometimes aboard Keating’s jet. Three of the trips were made during vacations to Keating’s opulent Bahamas retreat at Cat Cay. McCain did not pay Keating (in the amount of $13,433) for some of the trips until years after they were taken, when he learned that Keating was in trouble over Lincoln.
Sure McCain washed his hands of Keating AFTER the criminal investigation started. But if I am involved in a burglary all the way until there is a criminal investigation does this somehow negate my actions in the crime which occurred? Of course not, but for McCain it seems it did. Not only this McCain and Keating were personal friends after first meeting in 1981, and McCain was also the closest socially to Keating of the five senators. And we are supposed to fault Barack for something that some dude did when Barack was eight, RIGHT I GET IT.
How about someone telling me if Barack sitting on a board with Ayers ever injured anyone in anyway? How much did Obama knowing Ayers hurt the American people? Not what Ayers did long before he met Obama, but what harm did the two of them knowing each other cause the American people? Well McCain being pals with Keating more than 21,000 majority elderly investors lost their life savings to the tune of about $285 million. Not to mention that this relationship caused damage to the taxpayers of America 2 billion dollars.
This scandal was just a part of the U.S. Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s was the failure of 747 Savings & Loans in the United States. The ultimate cost of the crisis is estimated to have totaled around $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. John McCain was right in the middle of it in the 80’s and 90’s, so should we be surprised that his bad judgment of being the “deregulator” as he has referred to himself, has put him right in the middle of this debacle right now?
The things that people do when they are desperate liars can be seen as despicable but this goes far beyond that. It has implications that could sink McCain and Palin as they start to ride that fine line of US vs. them when referring to their view of America vs. Obama’s. It might even begin to look awful racial.
But like I said when you are desperate and losing you will pull out any card you feel will help revive your failing campaign. Whether that be “the race card” or the “Obama is the terrorist card,” they are all too eager in hoping that either will push you over the top. Except what you better hope is that this line of attack doesn’t push you and your campaign over the line as well as making you look like a bigger fool than you already are.
Sarah Palin being the silly ignorant un-Vice Presidential person that she is wants to play this childlike game of one being guilty by association I will be forced to do more posts on John McCain and herself about their shady associations. Maybe the next post will be on the anti semitic and unashamedly racist organization for which John McCain served on its board called the U.S. Council For Freedom.