Brains Not Included

Cracked Up, Whacked Out and Completely Out of Control

A Head On Collision

Many people don’t like it when politicians argue and accuse.  They wish for a more story-book setting where we all get along and nobody slings mud.

Well it’s time to to wake up!  Our political history has been fraught with conflict.  Today’s political environment is much tamer that our past.  Remember the days of Burr and Jefferson.  The days when you could win a senate seat by winning a duel?  The days when a fist fight was likely to break out just outside the doors of congress?

Yes, the arguments flowing over the airwaves in today’s public discourse are much tamer and are very necessary.  The Press has always been ‘in the tank’ for one candidate or the other and the only way to get the public to wake up and look at both candidates evenly is to sling a little mud.

This campaign season is no different.  This year we have two virtual unknowns, one is a VP candidate and other is a Presidential candidate.  However the press has vetted the VP candidate much harder than the other sides Presidential choice.  This was the complaint of his opponents in his primary and it is still the complaint today.

Finally, the Republicans have got the message.  They must sling a little muck and get a little dirty to wake up the electorate.  Nobody wants to get dirty but it’s tough to stay clean when your opponent constantly slings mud, obvuscates the truth and is never questioned by the press.

Kudos to McCain for finally getting it!  I believe in no small part, this change in strategy is due to the popularity amoung the base for his VP candidate.  Hopefully the attacks will keep coming because there is so much the electorate doesn’t know about the Democratic nominee.

1.  Did you know that John McCain DID lead the way on the attempt to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two main causes of our current economic crisis?

2.  Did you know that one of the largest contributors to the Obama campaign were these two organizations?

3.  Did you know that is was the Democrat party that blocked tighter regulation of Fannie and Freddie as far back as 1995.  Even President Clinton stated in a recent interview that he wanted tighter regulation of Fannie and Freddie but he was blocked by his own party?

4.  Did you know that Barney Frank, the lead Democrat on the committee in charge of overseeing banking regulation stated that there was no problem with Fannie and Freddie and accused the republicans of tyring to squelch affordable housing?  (Why is this man still in charge of that committee, he should be castigated with all the CEO’s that went along with this crap!)

5.  Did you know that Senator Obama had a chance to vote for heavier regulations and chose to vote present instead?

There is a lot to know about this man who appears to have become the defacto leader of our great nation.  With early voting going on all around the country and with people and corporations with their hands outstretched and willing to vote for the politician that will give them the most, it is time for a little mud slinging. 

It is time for the electorate to wake up and for Obama to answer the hard questions.  Then maybe we can all have the information that we need to make an informed decision about who our next leader will be.

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