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Talking Point – Guilt by Association

October 9th, 2008

Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.

So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?


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State Senate Heats Up

Earlier Today I mentioned that the state Republicans are quickly trying to put pressure on state Senate Democrats in order to get them to cave in and allow people to actually vote on whether or not gays and lesbians will be allowed to get married and live happy lives just like everyone else and unfortunately it looks like its starting to work.

Democratic Senate President Jack Kibbie has stated that he would like to Iowans the opportunity to vote on stripping away marriage rights from gays and lesbians.

An amendment writing this sort of discrimination into our state constitution certain proves that Republicans are not telling the truth when they tell voters that they are in favor of limited government.

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