Monday, October 6, 2008

I wouldn't feel right unless I said something..

Okay- so I get that most of my blog readers don't want to get involved in politics. I was raised different though- I was taught you share your views, always listen to others and make an educated decision. Seeing that the election is a mere 29 days away- and I want my friends, family and blog stalkers to be aware of something..

This weekend Sarah Palin was quoted as saying the following concerning Barack Obama-
(according to Associated Press)

1. "Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country." — Palin, to donors Saturday at a private airport in Englewood, Colo.

2. "This is someone who sees America as 'imperfect enough' to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country." — Palin, at a rally Monday in Clearwater, Fla.

3. “Turns out one of his earliest supporters is a man, who according to the New York Times, was a domestic terrorist,” Palin told about 10,000 supporters at a rally at the Home Depot Center.

Of course we know she is talking about Bill Ayers- who in the 1960's lead the radical group Weather Underground, who were staunch opponents of the Vietnam War. Ayers is now a professor at the University of Illionios. (Ayers was never charged with crimes not did he serve any time in prison or jail.)

So here are some facts about Obama's relationship with Ayers.

1. Obama's Chicago home is in the same neighborhood where Ayers and Dohrn live.

2. Ayers and his wife's home was used by Sen. Alice Palmer to host a "Meet and Greet" to show Sen. Palmer's support for Obama as she was naming him her successor for State Senator when she decided to run for Congress. (Growing up in a political family I can not tell you HOW many "Meet and Greet's" I have attended for my grandfather, former Senator Lin Whitworth. A "Meet in Greet" is normally hosted by another politician in different neighbors in the running candidates jurisdictions so people can come over in a casual setting and meet the candidate.) The fact is- Sen. Alice Palmer hosted this event and used the Ayers home- this does not sound like Mr. Ayers was launching his career.

3. Ayers and Obama worked with the non-profit Chicago Annenberg Challenge on a huge school improvement project. The Annenberg Challenge was for cities to compete for $50 million grants to improve public education. Ayers fought to bring the grant to Chicago, and Obama was recruited onto the board.

4. Both were board members on the Woods Fund, a charitable foundation that gave money to various causes, including the Trinity United Church that Obama attended and Northwestern University Law Schools' Children and Family Justice Center.

I have gathered this information from 2 sources, CNN's Fact Check- CLICK HERE and if you do not trust the media and want a more unbiased view- check out Wikipedia CLICK HERE

I don't know about you- but I am more concerned about the state of the economy- than I am about Palin blasting Obama by twisting words and telling a few more lies. As of the time of this post the Dow has plummeted 700 points due to fears about the American economy. This is what I want to hear the candidates talk about.


Brandy said...

I absolutely hate the back and forth between candidates during this stage of an election. It happens on both sides, and it seriously BUGS.

So, I try to ignore the bull*%$# and vote with what I truly think is the best. Sometimes, you have to vote for the lesser of two evils, which is what it is this year for me.

Also, lets hold Sen. Barney Frank and all the other doofuses accountable for their negligence on their committees to prevent this economic crisis. We(in the car sales business)are seriously suffering. Like, seriously.

Thanks for the outlet, Jessica! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Palin isn't the brightest, she's a FEMALE VERSION OF GWB. When she talks she annoys me so much I want to kick her in the face... How's that for an opinion? :)
I'm a liberal chick and an Obama Mama.

Kristy said...

I do want to know the associations that the candidates have. I think Ayers is an association but I do not think he holds any influence on Baracks policies. I want both sides of the story, not the one sided version. But to get both sides you need to do your own research. Everything that comes out of both candidates mouth is a twisted version of a truth. But you know if you need Obama's support on fixing the economy he says "call me if you need me". hehehe :0

sarahhicken said...

I hate when there is so much bashing in elections. I wish they would just stick to their beliefs and I will make the choice about whom I feel is more right. We are all connected in some way especially when you enter the political area. To me it seemed to be a way to deflect the attention of the voters.

Rachelle said...

Sorry this is not what you want to hear but it is my opnion. I love Sarah Palin, I think she is the best thing out there right now, McCain sucks and so does Obama. I agree with the fact that they twist thier words to make themselves look better but I guess that is the politics way of doing things. Little do they know that it actually makes them look bad by stretching the truth..

Anonymous said...

Ok I decided the best thing about the election is Tina Fey doing her version of Sarah Palin! It's just so dead on!

Me said...

Ok, I couldn't not post. I tried, I really tried, but I can't. Did anyone see Palin's interview with Katie Couric. IF YOU SAW THAT INTERVIEW YOU MUST KNOW THAT SHE IS IN NO WAY OR SHAPE READY TO a Vice President. She's a nice enough person, she's got good morals, ok, but she knows nothing. She sounded like a hockey Mom not like a presidential candidate. It scared the crap out of me thinking she could get elected.