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Obama Lies About His Fannie Mae Advisors

From Obama’s (not yet airbrushed) Fight the Smears website:

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Barack Obama does not take advice from Fannie Mae executives

John McCain started smearing Barack Obama about non-existent ties to Fannie Mae in some of his deceptive attack ads. Anonymous smear emails have followed McCain’s lead by fabricating even more connections.

These smears disguise the fact that Barack actually has a sensible, detailed plan to fix the economy — and it’s a much better source of answers than anonymous attack emails.

The non-partisan fact-check website Snopes.com looked into these smears, and their conclusions about Barack and the Fannie Mae executives shouldn’t be surprising: “None of them has (or apparently ever had) ongoing roles with the campaign as chief economic advisors.”

Not an adviser: Frank Raines
Barack estimates that he and Raines have talked for “maybe five minutes” in their lives, and Frank Raines himself even released a statement saying that he is “not an advisor to Barack Obama, nor have I provided his campaign with advice on housing or economic matters.”

Not an adviser: Tim Howard
This supposed connection appears to have been made up completely out of thin air. Snopes.com writes, “We haven’t yet found any tangible connection between Tim Howard and the Obama campaign, however, much less any information supporting the claim that Howard is a ‘chief economic adviser’ to Obama.”

Not an adviser: Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson has never held a paid position with Obama for America. He volunteered to help Barack select a vice presidential nominee but stepped down after just one week.

Was and is an adviser: Rahm Emanuel:

Emanuel was named to the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) by then President Bill Clinton in 2000. His position paid him $31,060 in 2000 and $231,655 in 2001. During the time Emanuel spent on the board, Freddie Mac was plagued with scandals involving campaign contributions and accounting irregularities. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) later accused the board of having “failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention.” Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001 when he ran for congress.

But never mind such petty details.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 10th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama Lies About His Fannie Mae Advisors”

  1. bill says:

    Awww man, he isn’t even ruling yet and he lies. Wait, is this new to anyone?

    Lying became a non-issue with BJ Clinton.

  2. libertyman says:

    Errrrrrr “non partisan” snopes.com ? I don’t think so!

  3. proreason says:

    Webster’s new definition of “Lie”:

    Something other than what Obamy says.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    We gotta put up with this for 4 years? I’m sick up and fed NOW!!!
    BJ CLINTON….Thats a hoot!

  5. GL0120 says:

    Has anyone noticed that the candidate for whom blacks voted nearly unanimously for has yet to name a black adviser?
    Why Rahm Emmanuel for Chief of Staff, Colin Powell has a great deal of leadership experience, he did his level best to sabotage George W. Bush, and publicly supported Obama.
    Is this what was meant by “Transcending Race?”

  6. texaspsue says:

    Yep, I noticed that too GLO120.

    President Bush’s cabinet and staff are way more diverse. Let’s see how it goes. ( I wonder how long it will be before the MSM catches on to this. )

  7. proreason says:

    “I wonder how long it will be before the MSM catches on to this.”

    texaspsue has a WICKED sense of humor

  8. DANEgerus says:

    Don’t forget Jamie Gorelick… enabler of 911 and FannieMae/FreddieMac exec while she was between (D)emocrat administrations.

  9. JohnMG says:

    Every time I hear the name ‘Gorelick’ I have to wonder at the perverse irony of it all. ;-}

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