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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Taxes

Chart of the Day–Taxes

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HT: Doug

Tax Problems

Obama seems to be plagued these days with administration picks with tax problems. While it means that the vetting process his team is doing needs some fine tuning, it begs the question? what are the odds that 3 of the people he has chosen out of the Washington elite have tax problems. It makes me wonder wonder how wide spread tax issues are among our law makers on both sides of the political isle. 

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