Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Change you can believe in? Hardly.

Obama is trying to convince us that he would affect real change in our financial markets and that McCain would just be "more of the same."

The problem is, we actually have a record here to look back upon and see how each actually acts when they're not on the campaign trail.

I listened to a recording of John McCain in 2005 speaking on the floor of the Senate. He was decrying the lack of oversight of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and introducing a bill to reign in their free-wheeling (and questionable) activities.

So, did Obama cross the proverbial aisle and stand with McCain in calling for reform?

Uh, no.

Instead, he voted with Biden and the rest of his forward-thinking Democrats to maintain the status quo and protect the F&F thieves from any further oversight.

Obama then continued to take money from Freddie and Fannie....over $120,000, an amount second only to fellow Democrat senator Chris Dodd. That's not bad, considering Dodd has been in the Senate six times longer than Obama, yet Big O has pulled in almost as much money!

Hillary had it right in the primaries: "This isn't change you can believe in. This is change you can Xerox!"

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