WaPo editors: Obama being deceptive on McCain’s regulatory record

posted at 11:20 am on September 19, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama’s assault on John McCain over his record on financial regulation draws the ire of the Washington Post editorial board.  Calling Obama “deceptive”, they note that while McCain has opposed federal regulation as a rule, he has fought for tougher oversight on the very functions that failed in the credit-sector meltdown.  They also note that Obama has been invisible on this issue until this week:

TO LISTEN to Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain is a Johnny-come-lately to the cause of regulating financial markets. “He has consistently opposed the sorts of common-sense regulations that might have lessened the current crisis,” Mr. Obama said in New Mexico yesterday. “When I was warning about the danger ahead on Wall Street months ago because of the lack of oversight, Senator McCain was telling the Wall Street Journal — and I quote — ‘I’m always for less regulation.’ ”

But the full quotation from Mr. McCain’s March interview with the Journal’s editorial board belies Mr. Obama’s one-sided rendition. The Republican candidate went on to say, “But I am aware of the view that there is a need for government oversight. I think we found this in the subprime lending crisis — that there are people that game the system and if not outright broke the law, they certainly engaged in unethical conduct which made this problem worse. So I do believe that there is role for oversight.” …

In 2006, he pushed for stronger regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — while Mr. Obama was notably silent. “If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole,” Mr. McCain warned at the time.

The editors also point out a massive hypocrisy on the part of Obama when pushing this line of attack:

One element of the Obama campaign’s brief against Mr. McCain is that he supported repeal of the law separating commercial banks from investment banks. “He’s spent decades in Washington supporting financial institutions instead of their customers,” Mr. Obama said yesterday. “Phil Gramm, one of the architects of the deregulation in Washington that led directly to this mess on Wall Street, is also the architect of John McCain’s economic plan.” Would it be churlish to point out that another author of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley law is former congressman Jim Leach, a founder of Republicans for Obama? Or that Obama advisers Lawrence H. Summers and Robert E. Rubin supported the repeal — which was signed by President Bill Clinton?

Obama can keep talking about Phil Gramm all day long. McCain can point to Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines as Obama advisers. Obama will lose that conversation every time.


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Blamo!!!

csdeven on September 19, 2008 at 11:21 AM

This is BLASPHEMY! How DARE you accuse the Prophet of being deceptive?!

Tony737 on September 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM

What were the WaPo editors smoking today?

promachus on September 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM

TELL it John! Tell it long and LOUD.

The TIDE is turning and the TRUTH will set us FREE from being called racists for NOT voting for this lightweight, ineffective JUNIOR Senator.

Democrats, oh how you will regret NOT voting for Hillary.

originalpechanga on September 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Hey, Deven, how ya been stranger?

Tony737 on September 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Media will shut that conversation down in…
3…2…1…

(It just doesn’t go with our narrative man!)

SkinnerVic on September 19, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Second look at WaPo?

lodge on September 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM

O-Bambi is the one with very little tech/computer-savvy. He apparently believes intelligent people are incapable of ferreting out and pointing out his lies and inconsistencies.

AubieJon on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

but Kurtz and Obama says we shouldn’t beleive the WaPo?

I’m confused

jp on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

BO cannot win the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae argument – his campaign should just STFU because they are only making it worse for themselves….on second thought, keep on talking.

HawaiiLwyr on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Someone should ask Obama if he agrees with McCain’s desire to fire the chair of the FEC.

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

In 2006, he pushed for stronger regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — while Mr. Obama was notably silent. “If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole,” Mr. McCain warned at the time.

Just like on the Surge, Mac was right and Obama was wrong … well ok this time he wasn’t able to be wrong ’cause he avoided the issue. Must be above his paygrade. “Present”

Tony737 on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Wow! WaPo is one of the lefty newspapers. What gives? There have been several of these types of things lately.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Wow, the hits on Obama are strong today. What is this–only 8:30 on the West Coast and Team McCain has released three great ads already, the WaPo has hammered Obama, and Obama has fled the room on what to do about the financial crisis.

Not a good start to the day for Obama.

Vanceone on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Doesnt matter what WaPo writes…. To most Obamatrons, what Obama says is true even when he lies, and all that McCain says are lies even when its the truth.

AverageJoe on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Future McCain ad quoting WaPo?

In 2006, [McCain] pushed for stronger regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — while Mr. Obama was notably silent. “If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole,” Mr. McCain warned at the time.

Pigs are flying somewhere.

capitano on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

The WaPo and the MSM need to be deligitimized, so it’s a bad idea to invoke them as an authority on the truth or falsity of anything.

flenser on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Could it be?

Do you think Al-WaPo would consider endorsing Maverick over Teh One?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

“Vanceone on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM”

commenters pointed out yesterday that John needed to do soemthing today to own the weekend news cycle. Our man has surely delivered!
:-)

Buckaroo on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

This kind of editorial is a run up to WaPo shocking the crap out of everyone and endorsing John McCain.

Mark my words.

flipflop on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Oh, there you are? Found those “readily available, easy to find”, unregurgitated Rush Limbaugh quotes yet?

AubieJon on September 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Maybe WaPo sees that there is an opportunity to become America’s new newspaper of record..

joepub on September 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM

The Washington Post is starting to morph into the Wall Street Journal, as far as the ideological differences between its editorial and news pages.

jon1979 on September 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM

“Do you think Al-WaPo would consider endorsing Maverick over Teh One?”

er, no …

Buckaroo on September 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM

er, no …

Buckaroo on September 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM

I’ll betcha Allahpundit’s next paycheck you’re wrong. ;-)

flipflop on September 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM

get a grip people!

wapo is just indulging in the briefest of episodes of honest reporting — sadly, since such an act is SO uncharacterisitic of today’s lll one could [wrongly] think they’ve done a 180 on their editorial p.o.v. …

Buckaroo on September 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Second look at WaPo?

lodge on September 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Nope. Like jon1979 says, the Post Editorial Dept. is pretty much honest and fair, though skewed a bit leftward. The News Dept. is totally dishonest, unfair, and skewed way far to the left.

Powerline has some great examples of the BS the Post news dept. has been up to lately.

BuzzCrutcher on September 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Could it be?

Do you think Al-WaPo would consider endorsing Maverick over Teh One?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

I have been wondering that myself. Imagine the hysteria from the news staff if their editorial board endorses McCain. If Obama really bombed in the debates, it might be enough for the editorial board to go with McCain.

Wethal on September 19, 2008 at 11:34 AM

“Phil Gramm, one of the architects of the deregulation in Washington that led directly to this mess on Wall Street, is also the architect of John McCain’s economic plan.” Would it be churlish to point out that another author of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley law is former congressman Jim Leach, a founder of Republicans for Obama? Or that Obama advisers Lawrence H. Summers and Robert E. Rubin supported the repeal — which was signed by President Bill Clinton?

I love the word, churlish. Backatcha Barry!

Buy Danish on September 19, 2008 at 11:34 AM

This is not the WaPo I knew.

powerpro on September 19, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

McCain called for the fella to submit his resignation, not to have him ‘fired’.

Of course, as POTUS, McCain may well fire his ass, and rightly so….along with many others.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:35 AM

…once again, upon closer examination of his britches, Mr. Obama is found to have insufficient ass.

…Barak Obama…the national popcorn fart….

Puritan1648 on September 19, 2008 at 11:36 AM

The National Council on Senility and Recycling has sent an exploratory questionnaire to the WaPo editors.

Limerick on September 19, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Ooof, Obippy is just getting the stuffing kicked out of him on this banking debacle.

Come on, Obappo, pull out the race card and get it over with.

Bishop on September 19, 2008 at 11:39 AM

The editorial’s closing sentence:

“But Mr. Obama’s attack does not give a fair reading of the McCain record.”

Real world translation: Its dishonest as sin.

tgharris on September 19, 2008 at 11:41 AM

The next stage in Obama’s psychosis is for him to start calling his wife “Cindy”. Meaning that the unsupportable positions which Obama cannot square with Reality will cause him to ‘put on his opponents shoes’. In simple, Obama is arguing with himself, using McCain as a goat of reason to butt against his own weak arguments. This is Identity transference-and it’s kind of fun to watch.

Doug on September 19, 2008 at 11:41 AM

“Mr. Obama was notably silent”

I can see NYT saying “Silence is good during a time of turmoil”

marklmail on September 19, 2008 at 11:42 AM

I don’t know — this all seems a little racist.

D2Boston on September 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM

wonder if Joyce Behar is gonna castigate Apollo for lying the next time he’s on the View?

theblacksheepwasright on September 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM

To quote Jason Bateman in Dodgeball:

Ouchtown dude! Population: you bro!

Pcoop on September 19, 2008 at 11:44 AM

I don’t know — this all seems a little racist.

D2Boston on September 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Isn’t everything? It’s all the rage nowadays.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM

It’s about damn time.

Don’t forget that Fannie and Freddie are HQed in Washington and the Post is VERY aware of what they have been up to in recent years. They are the “Wall Street” of Washington and the Post has covered them extensively. The Post was very hard on Obama earlier this year for choosing Jim Johnson to head his VP search.

Obama has been demagoguing Gramm-Leach-Bliley as badly as he has NAFTA. At least NAFTA passed Congress narrowly. GLB passed overwhelmingly, and it was pushed SPECIFICALLY by Bob Rubin because Citibank wanted to buy Travelers Insurance and the Glass-Steagall law prohibited it.

rockmom on September 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM

McCain called for the fella to submit his resignation, not to have him ‘fired’.

Of course, as POTUS, McCain may well fire his ass, and rightly so….along with many others.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Oh, I beg to differ. From McCains’s speech yesterday:

“The Chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and has betrayed the public’s trust. If I were President today, I would fire him.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/18/mccain-goes-on-offense-links-obama-to-credit-crisis/

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Ooof, Obippy is just getting the stuffing kicked out of him on this banking debacle.

Come on, Obappo, pull out the race card and get it over with.

Bishop on September 19, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Actually he’s getting his usual pass. We are quick to look for anything that makes it look like the MSM is cracking, but it’s simply not so. Most people are buying the capitalism-run-amok, anti-Bush lines. Sorry

clnurnberg on September 19, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Deceptive, is this the first time they have noticed this. Taking the blinders off?

d1carter on September 19, 2008 at 11:47 AM

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Exactly – if he was President

All he has done directly is ask for his resignation.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Ouch!

bopbottle on September 19, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Can Obama throw an entire newspaper organization under a bus?

D2Boston on September 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM

McCain can point to Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines as Obama advisers.

If and only if he has the wontons to do it. Has that happened yet, or is he still crippling himself with this “honorable campaign” garbage in the face of a complete lunatic like Obama?

Spanglemaker on September 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM

The editors also point out a massive hypocrisy on the part of Obama when pushing this line of attack:

Allright, which one of you clowns hacked into WaPo and pulled off this stunt?

Rick on September 19, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Can Obama throw an entire newspaper organization under a bus?

D2Boston on September 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Oh! So now you’re questioning whether a black man can throw?

Racist pig.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Isn’t everything? It’s all the rage nowadays.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM

And your statement is raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccciiiiiiisssstttt, too.

How dare you mention a (half) black man and rage? Have you no shame??????

/sarc

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Jeepers Ed! I’m so busy clicking Buzz Up!, I hardly have time to leave comments!

Thanks for all your hard work!

Mr_Magoo on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Oh my heart be still. Pigs must be flying, it has to be awfully cold in hell.

The Washington Post might actually find a little fault with Obama.

Weesie I am coming to see you this must be the big one.

DVPTexFla on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Fired/resign – same thing at that level.
In any case, McCain wants the chair of the FEC gone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s9IERbxFFA

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:47 AM

You have an arguable point, but I see little difference between him specifically asking President Bush to fire him and saying that “if I were president, I would fire him.” It would seem to me that McCain’s position on the matter is clear, even though he didn’t specifically ask for the firing. I hope we can agree agree on what McCain would do, but agree to disagree on the semantics of what he said.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:53 AM

You called Obama a “black man” – - that makes you RACIST.

Rick on September 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM

McCain can point to Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines as Obama advisers.
If and only if he has the wontons to do it. Has that happened yet, or is he still crippling himself with this “honorable campaign” garbage in the face of a complete lunatic like Obama?

Spanglemaker on September 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM

He absolutely has. Look at the other Hot Air links for the ads where he does just that.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Worth noting that the Washington Post’s editorial department has been fairly good on the War on Terror and the War in Iraq.

However, I’d be truly, truly shocked if they could bring themselves to endorse McCain-Palin. But it would be a really, really pleasant shock.

ClintACK on September 19, 2008 at 11:59 AM

People in America need to wake, Obama life is base on lies.

pukara61 on September 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Obama just now………”We’ve been under-invested in infrastructure, under-invested in blah, blah blah,” BUT, he FAILED to mention the fact that we are under-invested in ENERGY PRODUCTION! Thanks to Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party for failing this nation on ANY path to energy independence that would certainly put millions to work in high paying jobs.

Rovin on September 19, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Wow! WaPo is one of the lefty newspapers. What gives? There have been several of these types of things lately.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

The MSM needs to keep the race competitive.

The WaPo has to tilt right for a while, to appear objective and maximize EEEEVIL capitalist revenue.

Right_of_Attila on September 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Looks like Maverick has political air superiority
over Obama’s political ‘blamos financial landscape’!

Go ahead Hopey,I dare you to turn your Blamo radar on,
and respond!! haha.

canopfor on September 19, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Pigs with lipstick are flying!

Just saw THE ONE MANCHILD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER on Fox addressing this. He was solidly reading from cards. I mean heavily reading! No enthusiasm and still no plan. It was weak and there were 10,000 uhs, ahs, and “well here is where I am coming from” and “here is what the problem is”. He looked tired and out to lunch.

freeus on September 19, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Hey, the Hope and Change Express has arrived.

Rick on September 19, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Fired/resign – same thing at that level.

Twaddle. At any level. Being dismissed is a far cry from stepping down.

In any case, McCain wants the chair of the FEC gone.
Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Quite rightly too.

McCain was speaking on FNC radio on Sirius this morning (broadcast from some event), and he recalled the story of Eisenhower writing two letters before the Normandy invasion.

That neatly summarized McCain’s view on what should happen to the SEC fella.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008

Dave,

Do you know the difference between the FEC and the SEC? I’m guessing you don’t as you have repeated your error.

Those who who want to troll about a gaffe shouldn’t live under a glass bridge.

Karl on September 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM

How dare you mention a (half) black man and rage? Have you no shame??????

/sarc

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Barry isn’t even half black. Only 6.25% black.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2021389/posts

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 12:12 PM

They also note that Obama has been invisible on this issue until this week:

Didn’t he work on this when he was a community organizer?

Right-brained on September 19, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Stand by, boys and girls!

B.O. is about to throw WaPo under the bus!

Boy, it’s starting to get crowded under there!

pilamaye on September 19, 2008 at 12:15 PM

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 11:53 AM

You called Obama a “black man” – - that makes you RACIST.

Rick on September 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Well, at least he didn’t call him a “clean, articulate black man” That would have been pretty much a thought crime.

Fishoutofwater on September 19, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Barry isn’t even half black. Only 6.25% black.

Perhaps we should inflate his vote-count by 6.25% then….affirmative action is a wonderful thing.

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 12:17 PM

A week from tonight the election will be decided. Between now and then the pressure will be on Obama to switch the debate topic back to the economy and off of national security. Expect a call from the WaPo to do just that and switch the topics.

Limerick on September 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Barry isn’t even half black. Only 6.25% black.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Oh, OK. I guess I can vote for the clean, articulate 6.25% BLACK man. Whew, that’s a relief.

Fishoutofwater on September 19, 2008 at 12:19 PM

How dead would Obama’s candidacy be if 10% of the MSM were honestly reporting about him? All dead or just mostly dead? No chocolate-coated magic pill for you.

SKYFOX on September 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Obama just now………”We’ve been under-invested in infrastructure, under-invested in blah, blah blah,” BUT, he FAILED to mention the fact that we are under-invested in ENERGY PRODUCTION! Thanks to Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party for failing this nation on ANY path to energy independence that would certainly put millions to work in high paying jobs.

Rovin on September 19, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Maybe Obama prefers this.

Right-brained on September 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Even if Barry is elected, Bubba will still be the only black president.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM

LOL mwdiver!

Christine on September 19, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Let’s ask the McCain Reform Institute how much money they have funneled to lobby the Senate Commerce Committee that McCain sits on and chaired twice. Let’s ask McCain’s campaign chairman Rick Davis what his lobbyist income was from Verizon and Cablevision when Mccain was chairman of the committee.

Reform may ass.

Fletch54 on September 19, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Gaarrr….

Someone who writes for a broadsheet callin Politician a Liar?

Isn’t that like a Merchant with a Letter of Marque callin someone else a Pirate?

/sorry folks… its Talk like a Pirate day… so avast there ya landlubbers!

Romeo13 on September 19, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Someone should ask Obama if he agrees with McCain’s desire to fire the chair of the FEC.

Dave Rywall on September 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Uh, It’s SEC, dork! Securities and Exchange Commission! And Obama already commented on it. He ridiculed it. He doesn’t want to hold anyone accountable for anything, least of all himself and his fellow dems who are pigging out on pork and Fannie and Freddie cushy jobs post Congress.

You are a day late and a dollar short as usual!

JAM on September 19, 2008 at 12:35 PM

This goes to show you that if you live long enough anything can happen.

Jdripper on September 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Do you think Al-WaPo would consider endorsing Maverick over Teh One?

DrCWAC, Zero percent chance, this is cover for post election when they can point back to how “fair” they were to Senator McCain.

FireBlogger on September 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM

“The Chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and has betrayed the public’s trust. If I were President today, I would fire him.” From John McCain’s speech yesterday.

I understand later he misspoke and said “FEC” but that is NOT what he said in his speech yesterday. Look it up.

About as important as 57 states, I suppose.

JAM on September 19, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Bill Clinton doesn’t hold a candle to this guy Obama in stretching the truth and if that doesn’t work to just outright LIE.

Herb on September 19, 2008 at 12:58 PM

JAM on September 19, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Dave is just being Dave – - kind of like Manny being Manny…

Rick on September 19, 2008 at 1:01 PM

TO LISTEN to Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain is a Johnny-come-lately to the cause of regulating financial markets. — “When I was warning about the danger ahead on Wall Street months ago because of the lack of oversight, Senator McCain was telling the Wall Street Journal — and I quote — ‘I’m always for less regulation.’ ”

But the full quotation from Mr. McCain’s March interview with the Journal’s editorial board belies Mr. Obama’s one-sided rendition. The Republican candidate went on to say, “But I am aware of th…

In 2006, he pushed for stronger regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — while Mr. Obama was notably silent.

All you need to know.

And would make an outstanding TV spot for McCain to counter Obama’s lies.

wise_man on September 19, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Will the WAPO editors be fired for telling the truth and challenging the “ONE”????

azcop on September 19, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Obama can keep talking about Phil Gramm all day long. McCain can point to Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines as Obama advisers. Obama will lose that conversation every time.

Only if McCain keeps talking about it, publicly, on TV, for weeks on end, and in the debates, as well as his own efforts to reform Fannie and Freddie in 2005.

I’ve got to hand it to the Washington Post for writing this, and McCain will need to jump on this opportunity using an ad. This will probably put Virginia solidly in the McCain column, but what are the swing voters in OH, PA, MI, and CO reading and hearing?

Steve Z on September 19, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Wow! WaPo is one of the lefty newspapers. What gives? There have been several of these types of things lately.

mwdiver on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

The little white lies, the nuanced fibs, the lovers spats and the spins-in-place can be ignored by the MSM. When the lies become such whoppers that the blowback is going to stick on some journalists, and their recently written words, the rules of the game have to shift a bit.

Yoop on September 19, 2008 at 1:27 PM

In 2006, (McCain) pushed for stronger regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — while Mr. Obama was notably silent.

…because Fan & Fred paid BO off with big campaign bucks.

jgapinoy on September 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM

This kind of editorial is a run up to WaPo shocking the crap out of everyone and endorsing John McCain.

Mark my words.

flipflop on September 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Not at all. This is a CYA maneuver in case, despite the MSM’s best efforts, McCain is elected.

The WaPoo editors know how Obama will treat those who have dissed him if elected, and are no doubt afraid McCain would do the same.

MrScribbler on September 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Doesnt matter what WaPo writes…. To most Obamatrons, what Obama says is true even when he lies, and all that McCain says are lies even when its the truth.

AverageJoe on September 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM

The Obamatrons do not matter where these issues are concerned. We know how they are going to vote, no matter what.

Now, the undecided, independent voters are another matter. To those paying attention this information is poison for Obama. I sense another attack of panic is coming.

Yoop on September 19, 2008 at 1:32 PM

MrScribbler on September 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM

No doubt President McCain would use tippex on the 1st amendment and then order the second kristallnacht

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 1:33 PM

I have to say that I’m starting to not care anymore…

The bailouts, the regulation, the Do Nothing Congress, Obama-go-along-to-get-along-race-card-playing campaign, the 1st Amendment tearing-amnesty-granting RINO McCain…its all just coming apart at the seams.

Geministorm on September 19, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Geministorm on September 19, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Think of it like a rock band in a hotel room and enjoy the ride ;)

LimeyGeek on September 19, 2008 at 1:50 PM

while Mr. Obama was notably silent.

Boom!!!!!!!!

And Obama was Silent about About Rezko, After Rezko DIID NOT heat the Building in Obama’s District! Obama still Took Campaign Cash from him after that!

Obama Did a Land and House deal With Rezko LONG AFTER He was was exposed in the media and he was being tried for crimes..

Chakra Hammer on September 19, 2008 at 2:15 PM

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