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McCain new web video, direct mail hits Obama on Tony Rezko

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Updated 10:25 p.m. eastern time....The McCain team is hitting Barack Obama on his ties to Tony Rezko in video, direct mail timed to hit mail boxes in targeted areas on Monday and in robo calls....Here's the link to a McCain-Rezko direct mail piece.



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VO: Tony Rezko.

We've been hearing a lot about him lately.

Barack Obama?

He's been hearing about him and from him for 18 years.

In 1990, Rezko offered Obama a job.

He declined but did legal work on Rezko's deals anyway.

And they've been helping each other ever since.

Obama went to Rezko when he needed money to launch his first state Senate campaign.

And Rezko went to Senator Obama for government contracts.

Obama had Rezko raise money for his failed Congressional bid and then sponsored a bill that increased state subsidies for private developers like Rezko.

Rezko raised more money for Obama for his U.S. Senate campaign and Obama attended a reception for an Iraqi billionaire who engaged in arms deals with the Iraqi regime in the 1980s.

OBAMA: "I have done a good job in rising politically in this environment."

VO: And when it came time for Obama to purchase his Chicago mansion?

He went to Rezko and they toured the property together.

It was a home and a lot.

Obama and Rezko?

They bought both and closed on the deal the same day.

At the same time, Tony Rezko was soon to be indicted for fraud and influence peddling.

He was convicted.

TV CLIP: A jury found him guilty on 16 of 24 counts including fraud and money laundering.

VO: And what does Obama say of their Kenwood purchase now?

OBAMA: "This is what I've referred to as a boneheaded move."

"I can see sort of a lapse in judgment."

7 Comments

Another pathetic attempt to create guilt by association---the issue has been vetted, the Rezko trial excluded any Obama involvements. The Ayers association has failed (backfired) so Rezko is more of the same unsupported nonsense. The Republican Party has worked extra hard over the past eight years to deserve the trouncing awaiting them November 4th. If Republicans are not viewing themselves as victims, they embrace denial.

THIS IS WHY YOU WILL LOSE MCCAIN, YOU GOT DOWN
IN THE GUTTER AND YOU THOUGHT THIS WOULD HELP YOU
WIN, THE MAN DIDN'T HAMMER AT YOU ABOUT THE
KEATING 5, HE DIDN'T HAMMER YOU ABOUT YOUR WIFE'S
PILL PROBLEMS, BUT YOU COULDN'T LET IT GO, AND
NOW YOU HAVE TO FACE REALITY YOU ARE A GETTING
A GOOD WHOOPING!
THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE YOU WILL
GO AND VISIT BARACK OBAMA!
HANNITY COULDN'T GET YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE, ROVE
COULDN'T GET YOU IN THERE, TUCKER BOUNDS COULDN'T
DELIVER THE GOODS, ALL OF YOU ARE A BUNCH OF
LOSERS, TAKE CARE LOOKING FOR NEW JOBS!
HANNITY YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE THAT JOB AT FOX,
YOU ARE GOING TO PUT YOUR FOOT IN YOUR MOUTH
SOONER OR LATER, ADIOS LOSER!

I am a 50 something, conservative white male. I am respectfully providing you with seven simple reasons why I could never vote for you.
1. I hear your mantra of change, change, and change. Yet, you picked a long term, liberal, Washington insider (Joe Biden) to be your running mate. This is NOT change. It is a move that hypocritically refutes the very thing you supposedly stand for.
2. You have the single most liberal voting record in the senate. This indicates to me and others like me that you may very well be an angry black man seeking to punish our country for sins of a different generation. I am not racist. I will give any person who truly needs help, help. Your lovely wife so disappointed people like me during this campaign when she stated it was the first time she had ever been proud of this country. She apparently never noticed the massive aid we give dozens of other countries. SShe is an angry black woman who appears to not like her country very much. I don't want her representing me to the rest of the world.
3. You claim Christianity but apparently haven't realized that the Bible teaches that he, who does not work, does not eat. You should heed the words of Winston Churchill: "We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
4. During your question and answer session with Rick Warren of Saddleback Church your answer concerning the question of where does life begin, stunned me: "Above your pay grade?" Does this mean when something bad happens as President of this nation that you are going to look at your salary to determine if you can respond? Is that what all the "present" votes in Chicago stood for "above your pay grade" and why you would not take a stand on the issues at hand?
5. If anything stands out about you it is probably your appeasement mentality. In this era of rampant, radical Islamic extremism and with the latest stunt pulled by the reenergized Russian government, I am not sure appeasement is healthy. Do you remember Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain in the 1930's prior to WW II? I again revert to the words of Winston Churchill: "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
6. You and your party tacitly believe that a 13 or 14 year old girl must have the parents' approval to have the school nurse provide them with a Tylenol when they have a headache at school Yet, this same girl can become pregnant and the school can skirt her off to a clinic and abort the child in her body without the parents knowing or being notified. This scares the hell out of me. You have two little girls. Would you be upset if this happened to them and you were not informed?
7.I have watched the Hollywood entertainers that support you, systematically embrace Hugo Chavez of Venezuela , Iranian Dictator Ahmadenijad and others like them. I see the continuous smut and garbage produced by Hollywood that dams America constantly, and the very people who promote you most vigorously. The way that I see it; when the devil is for you, we should question whether or not we should be against you. In closing, I just want you to know that you scare me. I cannot vote for you. It is not because of your skin color. It is because these items and many others like them. Do not claim that my dislike for you is race based. It is because I do not feel you have the best interests of this nation and its people at heart.

If getting the extra lot gave the family a fence to protect themselves before the secret service kicked in--I say good for Obama. There's clearly no criminal problem here.

SLING THAT DIRT JOHN, AND ELECTION DAY IT WILL
COME BACK AROUND AND BITE YOU IN THE YOU KNOW
WHAT!
YOU ARE THE THIRD TERM OF GEORGE BUSH!
AND WE DON'T NEED THAT!
OBAMA AND BIDEN ALL THE WAY!

It's about time McCain came out swinging. I would only wish that McCain would put WRIGHT into his speech. YES it's fair. obama sat in that church for TWENTY years and listened to that hate spewing preacher against whites and the usa. It's called black liberation theology. Translation: RACIST.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LONG HE SAT IN THE CHURCH!
PUT IT THIS WAY IF FOX NEWS HAD MORE DIRT ON
REV. WRIGHT AND THE CHURCH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
REVEALED, MOST PEOPLE WHO HEARD THE ENTIRE SERMON
OF THE SNIPPETS YOU HEARD AGREED WITH WHAT REV.
WRIGHT HAD TO SAY!
YOU ARE CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK!
REV. WRIGHT ISN'T RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!
STOP TRYING TO PLAY GUILT BY ASSOCIATION, THAT
IS WHY YOUR CANDIDATE IS LOSING, AMERICANS DON'T
CARE ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS, WHO FOX
NEWS HAS DEEMED AS UNWORTHY OF HIS FRIENDSHIP!
MCCAIN HAS SWUNG HIMSELF IN TO DISGRACE AND HIS
MESSAGE DOESN'T MAKE IT TO MAIN STREET!
YOUR CANDIDATE DOESN'T LOOK WELL, AND THE LADY
HE HAS CHOSEN IS LIKE A TRAIN WRECK, SHE IS OFF
ON HER OWN AGENDA, SHE IS THE MAVERICK, AND SHE
COULDN'T EVEN GET THE ENDORSEMENT FROM HER OWN
STATE'S NEWSPAPER!
THEY KNOW HER BETTER THAN SOME OF YOU!
ALOT OF YOU SAW A PRETTY FACE, AND WERE BLINDED BY
THE MAKE UP AND GLASSES, SHE IS WEARING 150,000
DOLLARS IN CLOTHES AND SHE WANTS TO TELL EVERYONE
THE CLOTHES AREN'T HERS!
DON'T YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND THE MORE DIRT YOU THREW
PALIN, KEATING 5, THE CLOTHES, THE WAY SHE TREATS
HER INFANT, HER PREGNANT DAUGHTER, THE FIRST DUDE
MCCAIN'S ATTITUDE, KARL ROVE, TUCKER NEGATIVE
BOUNDS, ALL OF THIS CAME BACK AND BIT YOU IN THE
YOU KNOW WHAT!
AND NOW PALIN THINKS SHE CAN BE PRESIDENT IN
2012, SOMEBODY SLAP THIS WOMAN AND WAKE HER UP,
WHEN THIS OVER SHE WILL NEVER BE HEARD FROM
AGAIN, NOT ON THIS LEVEL ANYWAY!
OBAMA AND BIDEN REAL MEN, LAWYERS, THINKERS,
MEN WHO HAVE VISION FOR A COUNTRY THAT NEEDS
THEM!

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