Update and bumped: The Obama campaign is weighing in on the McCain/Palin 'guilt by association' game, providing starting linkage between John McCain and his "anti-semite pals" with the introduction of the following regarding U.S. Council for World Freedom founder John Singlaub.
The Obama camp today is sending around reports on Singlaub, founder of the US Council for World Freedom, which was involved in the Iran-Contra scandal during the mid-1980s and was criticized for supposed links to Nazi collaborators and right-wing death squads in Central America.
Singlaub told Congress that he helped funnel arms to anti-communist forces in Nicaragua, in violation of a congressional ban. McCain joined the group's advisory board for a time as he was launching his political career in Arizona in the early 1980s.
My, my - what striking similarities between Obama's early political career, with Obama crossing paths with William Ayers, and McCain's similar early political career experience that connects him (by association - which the McCain campaign seems to think is fair game) with Nazis and right wing death squads.
No doubt the release of this information today, just hours before the debate, puts McCain on notice that the subject of Singlaub will come up tonight. It'll be in interesting to see McCain bob and weave his way through this 'mine field of his own making'....
The plot thickens...
The timing of McCain's resignation - specifically, its proximity to the Iran-Contra scandal in 1986 - could become particularly pertinent. McCain has said he quit the group in 1984, and spokesman Brian Rogers told Politico.com that the Republican nominee resigned "when questions were raised about its activities".[...]
McCain's name remained on CWF letterhead as late as 1986, however, according to several reports today.
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published Sunday, October 5, 2008
McCain Pals Around with Racists and Anti-Semites
Paul Begala, appearing this morning on NBC's "Meet the Press," revealed that back in the 1980s John McCain sat on the board of the extremist "U.S. Council for World Freedom" an ultra-conservative right wing organization which was affiliated with the "World Anti-communist League" which the Anti-Defamation League said "has increasingly become a gathering place, a forum, a point of contact for extremists, racists and anti-semites"
So playing the childish Sarah Palin "guilt by association" game, McCain was palling around with racists and anti-semites back in the 1980s.
McCain and Palin hope that their desperate efforts to distract Americans from the real issues will stem the increasing surge of support for Obama and Biden, and that voters will lose track of issues like the 750,000 jobs lost under the McCain-Bush economic program.
They hope middle-class Americans will forget that rich Americans get tax cuts, Wall Street gets bailouts, and Main Street America gets smears and false issues like William Ayers as the Republicans do their "gosh-darndest" to get four more years of control of Washington.
It's Time for a Change.
Update: I'll have a post up in a day or two which outlines the fact that John McCain celebrated a recent birthday with a filthy-rich self-confessed con man.
Much more evidence that "two can play this game" will be presented in the weeks ahead, stay tuned.
Related: "The Racist Wit & Wisdom Of John McCain" - link
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