Overview of McCain's Involvement in the S&L Crisis in late 80's and early 90's (from Obama for America)

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    Oct 07, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    "John McCain wants you to forget about his role in our country's last major financial crisis and costly bailout: the savings and loan crisis of the late '80s and early '90s.

    But voters deserve to know that the failed philosophy and culture of corruption that created the savings and loan crisis then are alive in the current crisis -- and in John McCain's plans for our economic future.

    We just released a short documentary about John McCain's role in that financial crisis -- watch it now and share it with your friends:
    "

    http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/keatingvideo

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    Oct 07, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    more Mud-Slinging

    and from a camp that has said the past is the past, as in...
    Oh I haven't supported that church in years.

    They are both tired and out of touch, shut-the-fuck-up about the past and starting detailing our future you two whinny-ass bitches.


    Let's put Biden and Palin on a ticket together. icon_eek.gif
  • Aquanerd

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    Oct 07, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    PDSurfer said"John McCain wants you to forget about his role in our country's last major financial crisis and costly bailout: the savings and loan crisis of the late '80s and early '90s.

    But voters deserve to know that the failed philosophy and culture of corruption that created the savings and loan crisis then are alive in the current crisis -- and in John McCain's plans for our economic future.

    We just released a short documentary about John McCain's role in that financial crisis -- watch it now and share it with your friends:
    "

    http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/keatingvideo

    Comments from McCain supporters?


    Find me an unbiased work of nonfiction to respond to. Do a little research on your own dude, or do you just want to blindly BELIEF Obama, with the HOPE that his CHANGE will be completely different from everything he and any democrat have ever done in dealing with economic issues.
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    Oct 07, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    Aquanerd wrote......Find me an unbiased work of nonfiction to respond to. Do a little research on your own dude, or do you just want to blindly BELIEF Obama, with the HOPE that his CHANGE will be completely different from everything he and any democrat have ever done in dealing with economic issues.


    I don't find your comments to be very helpful. First of all, I doubt there is any work that is truely unbiased and completely free of fiction (either via comission or omission). More helpful would have been a reference of a work related to the content of the video that you deem to minimize bias or fiction. Failing that, perhaps at least a reference (or references) that presents an alternative view of the events contained in the video so that points of contention between the two sides are identified and more readily researched.

    If I wanted to "blindly belief(sic) Obama" (or material from sources favoring him), I wouldn't have bothered to create this thread, nor having created the thread, would I have specifically requested comments from Republicans relative to the contents of the video (to get a view of the same events, probably similarly biased, from supporters of the McCain side). A comparison of the two views of events could be of substantial help in focusing and optimizing one's subsequent research.

  • GQjock

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    Oct 07, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    Unbiased piece of Nonfiction to respond to ........

    Senator John McCain was rebuked by the Senate Ethics Committee for his part in the Keating SNL Scandal

    Response please......
  • Koaa2

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    Oct 07, 2008 11:44 PM GMT
    McSame says it all!
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    Oct 08, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    GQjock, Senator McCain's culpability in any wrong doing with the Keating 5 scandal is miniscule to non-existant.
    Senators McCain and Glenn were invited by Senators Cranston, DeConcini, and Riegle to get involved.

    From Wickipedia; " After a lengthy investigation, the Senate Ethics Committee determined in 1991 that Alan Cranston, Dennis DeConcini, and Donald Riegle had substantially and improperly interfered with the FHLBB in its investigation of Lincoln Savings, with Cranston receiving a formal reprimand. Senators John Glenn and John McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised "poor judgment".

    All five of the senators involved served out their terms. "


    If you noticed, John McCain was the only Republican of the "Keating 5".