Today, all Barack Obama can do is accuse John McCain of lying about him, saying that John McCain is blaming him for the failure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
I haven’t heard John McCain actually blame Barack Obama for being the cause of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failures. John McCain did say that, when a bill was proposed to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago in 2006, Barack Obama silently sat by … essentially taking his “present” stand which he was infamously noted for in the Illinois legislature. At that time, it was widely known that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had serious accounting problems.
Besides accusing John McCain of lying, Obama’s spokeman, Bill Burton, repeats his favorite slogan, “Well, John McCain is surrounded by 19 or 20 lobbyists who worked for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I don’t know whether that’s actually true. It is a fact that Obama’s campaign has received over $165,000 from members or associates of those institutions while McCain has received about $22,000.
While John McCain received about $900 a year on the average from supporters of these entities, Obama has managed to accumulate over $40,000 a year in a very short time. That is an impressive record.
I would imagine that,if a person has already been paid off, lobbyists don’t need to waste their time on him.
Obama hides behind the excuse that he’s only been in Washington for a short time.How can he be responsible for the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? In spite of that short time in Congress, Obama managed to accumulate the second highest donations to members of Congress by associates of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That’s right. He managed to collect eight times the donations from these people in less than four years than John McCain received in nearly 30 years.
Now. That’s real change.
We definitely need four years of that kind of record. Barack Obama is certainly trying to prove that the presidency of the United States can be bought.