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The Federal Election Commission Friday[9-8-08] approved payment of $84.1 million in federal funds for the general election campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin…. In that letter the candidates agreed to abide by the overall spending limit (there are no state-by-state limits) and to other legal requirements, including a post-campaign audit.  Presidential candidates accepting the federal payment are subject to a spending limit of $84.1 million, the amount of the payment, plus a combined personal spending limit of $50,000 from their personal funds.Additional funds may be raised, subject to the limits and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act, for legal and accounting expenses. http://www.fec.gov/press/press2008/20080908cert.shtml

Obama opted out and has significantly received more donations than McCain.  I wonder, if in part, the reason he chose not to accept federal funds was to avoid some of the legal requirements and possibly to avoid an audit.

Obama’s largest contributors to date is William Budinger to the tune of $30,800.  http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/search.php?cid=N00009638&name=&employ=&state=%28all%29&zip=%28any+zip%29&submit=OK&amt=a&sort=A 

Who is William Budinger? William Budinger is listed as an active Trusee for the Aspen Institute, his time is now spent helping the Rodel Foundation pursue its education reform objectives.  What are exactly are those objectives, I wonder.  http://www.rodelfoundations.org/aspen.shtml  Foundation recipients are lucky enough to attend “week-long seminars in both China and the Middle East where Fellows will meet with regional leaders and learn about the challenges and opportunities those areas pose for the future of America.”

Obama, Barack Budinger, William
Aspen,CO 81611
Not employed 7/31/08 $30,800
Obama, Barack BOSLER, JAMES
FORT WORTH,TX 76126
NOT EMPLOYED/RETIRED 8/28/08 $28,500
Obama, Barack HIGDON, JOE
WASHINGTON,DC 20008
NOT EMPLOYED/RETIRED 8/28/08 $28,500
Obama, Barack MYERS, DEBRA
RANCHO PALOS VERDE,CA 90275
SELF EMPLOYED/PHYSICIAN 8/31/08 $28,500
Obama, Barack MYERS, WOODROW JR
INDIANAPOLIS,IN 46204
MYERS VENTURES LLC/MANAGING DIRECTO 8/31/08 $28,500

A Conversation with Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson,

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.1096989/k.C19/Senator_Barack_Obama_and_Walter_Isaacson.htm

From Obama own lips speaking at the Aspen Institute, “Abortion is an issue that is very difficult to compromise on because people feel very deeply about these issues. And if you believe that abortion is murder, then it’s hard to say, “Well, I’ll admit murder in some circumstances.” You feel that you have to go all the way and fight as hard as you can.”

What is more controversial than Obama’s stance on partial birth abortions? http://www.abortionfacts.com/online_books/love_them_both/why_cant_we_love_them_both_18.asp#partial%20birth%20abortion  His wife Michelle is right in his shadow.  “In February 2004, his wife, Michelle, sent out a fundraising letter, which actually stated her concern over the rise of conservatism in the Country, and that the ‘so-called’ partial-birth abortion was a legitimate medical procedure that should be protected.” http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/77500/barack_hussein_obama_jr_defends_partialbirth.html?cat=9   And, Barack Obama said on July 17th, 2007: “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing that I’d do.” It will require that the taxpayer fund abortions and remove restrictions on abortion.  You can’t give a kid an aspirin from the school nurse without restrictions and yet, abortion will have little restrictions. 

Getting back to Isaacson -CNN, the network he headed during the Iraq War coverage, he is quoted as saying, “Walter Isaacson, who headed CNN, observes, “The people at Knight Ridder were calling the colonels and the lieutenants and the people in the CIA and finding out, you know, that the intelligence is not very good. We should’ve all been doing that.” If Issacson knew there was some questionable intelligence CNN didn’t report it or question it- Did they?

From its site, “The Aspen Institute mission is two fold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.  http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.493947/k.7AC3/About_the_Aspen_Institute.htm

The Aspen Institute lists Harvard graduated Walter Isaacson as its current President & CEO.   http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.2253415/k.5A1D/About_Walter_Isaacson.htm Walter Isaacson, the president of the Aspen Institute, is the former managing editor of Time and chairman of CNN and the author of biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. 

William E. Mayer is the Chairman of The Board for the Aspen Group with a pretty good resume dotted with being a Senior Partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners, to Credit Suisse, a trustee of the Columbia Group of Mutual Funds, a board member of the Acumen Fund, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice Chairman of the Middle East Investment Initiative. http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.612715/k.960D/William_E_Mayer.htm

Surprisingly William Mayer he has supported John McCain by making campaign contributions to him.  Oops, he had to take some back.  ANYONE KNOW WHY?

McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E MR
DARIEN,CT 06820
PARK AVENUE EQUITY PARTNERS/INVESTM 6/30/07 $4,600
Giuliani, Rudolph W MAYER, WILLIAM E MR
DARIEN,CT 06820
PARK AVENUE EQUILTY/PARTNER 8/15/07 $2,300
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM J MR
GREENWICH,CT 06830
W.J. MAYER & COMPANY/INVESTMENT BAN 1/30/08 $2,300
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E MR
DARIEN,CT 06820
PARK AVENUE EQUITY PARTNERS/INVESTM 7/30/07 $2,100
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E MR
DARIEN,CT 06820
PARK AVE. EQUITY PARTNERS/SENIOR PA 3/15/07 $2,100
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E
DARIEN,CT 06820
  3/31/08 $-2,100
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E
NEW YORK,NY 10016
  6/30/08 $-2,100
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E
NEW YORK,NY 10016
  6/30/08 $-2,100
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E MR
DARIEN,CT 06820
PARK AVENUE EQUITY PARTNERS/INVESTM 7/30/07 $-2,100
McCain, John MAYER, WILLIAM E MR
DARIEN,CT 06820
PARK AVENUE EQUITY PARTNERS/INVESTM 7/30/07 $-2,300

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/search.php?cid=&name=mayer%2C+william&employ=%28any+employer%29&state=%28all%29&zip=%28any+zip%29&submit=OK&amt=a&sort=A

Why is the contribution to John McCain by William E. Mayer shown as being returned?  It is because he is linked to tightly with the liberal Aspen Institute and was pressured into doing so?  Did William E. Mayer violate campaign laws?  Did he over extend himself and the checks bounced?  Did McCain stamp the envelope with return to sender?

On the Board of Directors at The Aspen we find some notable names like, Henry E. Catto, Madeleine K. Albright, and Leonard A. Lauder.  What brand of Lipstick does Sarah Palin wear? Also David Gergen, Robert K. Steel of Wachovia, Roderick von Lipsey USB Financial Services, Frederick B. Whittemore Morgan Stanley, Sidney Harman of Harmon Ind., but the name that really caught my eye besides well known Henry A. Kissinger, being Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc.,  was Prince Bandar bin Sultan-Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States. 

Prince Bandar bin Sultan in the past, has had loyalties to Bush, but not Sultan is not with out controversy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandar_bin_Sultan  There were rumors that Prince Bandar bin Sultan was told of the plan to invade Iraq ahead of notifying Secretary of State Colin Powell.  Did Colin Powell’s feeling get hurt, and the reason he is now endorsing Obama and getting even with the Republican Party? 

Interestedly enough, Prince Bandar bin Sultan has a home larger that The White House, in where?  You guessed it, Aspen, Colorado, USA. Called The Halla Ranch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandar_bin_Sultan  http://www.christiesgreatestates.com   has it listed for sale.  Since 9-11, Prince Bandar bin Sultan no longer visits as often.  The Halla Ranch home has 15 bedrooms, but in his defense he has 8 children, so I can actually see that for such an honored dignitary.

McCain wants to know where Obama’s money is coming from and so do I.  We know all about William Budinger donation but “There’s $200 million of those campaign contributions – there’s no record. They’re not reported. You can report online now, $200 million, that we don’t know where the money came from. A lot of strange things going on in this campaign,” McCain said. “The American people should know where every penny came from. They know where every penny of my campaign contributions came from.”  http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/19/politics/fromtheroad/entry4531269.shtml

The Company that you keep, the words you speak, and your current and past associations sure says a lot about you Mr. Obama.  I hear on Howie Mandel’s, new game show, Deal or No Deal, “show me the money”  from contestants.  Well Mr. Obama who has no birth certificate and has 56 other citizenship questions pending for him in the Berg vs Obama, and the DNC et al pending lawsuit, SHOW ME THE MONEY.

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It all comes down to the money.  While economist have the US economy in crisis mode, hundreds, if not thousands, have ante up to give Obama over $150 million in contributions.  A record!  I wonder how much of that $150 million is foreign dollars?

Poor Republican nominee John McCain is literally poor.  McCain’s campaign is languishing not only on his message but monies coming in.  The pollsters say that McCain should stay focused on issues and that ads that attack and question Obama’s policies and associations don’t work.  Polls matter but message matters more.  Who owns the polls?  Gallup and Zogby are two polling companies we hear mentioned often in the news but even there associations are suspect.   

http://texashillblog.wordpress.com/ questions this in a great post.  “Also on some minds is the influence of John Zogby’ s brother, James Zogby. James Zogby, who blogs at the Huffington Post, is “founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community.” His organization is active in promoting voter registration and mobilization within this community.”  Gee you wouldn’t think there would be undue influence there, eh?  Shame Shame on filling our heads with slanted, misaligned information that says Obama is the victor. 

It is a bunch of crap and McCain better wake up and get his message out now, before it is too late and Obama is in fact the victor in the battle for Presidency.  Ask the questions of Obama directly and stop being such a nice old grandpa figure.  Get Berg on TV to mention the pending court case regarding his citizenship status and 56 questions.  Get Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald to give us an update on Rezko and Obama’s associations.  http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/evidence_mounts_ayers_cowrote.html goes as far as to question whether Ayers was the closet author of his biography ,”Dreams from My Father”.  Get friend of Ayers-like Rashid Khalidi, the American-Arab friend of Obama’s with possible tiest to the PLO.  “In the acknowledgment section of his 2004 book, Resurrecting Empire,Khalidi writes of Ayers, “Bill was particularly generous in letting me use his family’s dining room table to do some writing for the project.” 

Get a grip McCain and step up to the plate, you have nothing to loose- America does and if McCain can’t get the truth out there ASAP,  his years of patriotic service to this country are about to come to an end.   There are just so many unanswered questions lingering about Obama, it makes me sick.  And it makes me sick that McCain can’t seem to get this message out.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010723055650/www.newstips.org/blackchicago.html

ORGANIZING AND ISLAM “Organizing in neighborhoods has taken two paths that reflect historic dichotomy between integrationist and nationalist strategies. Many top commununity leaders collaborate on urban issues through city’s grassroots network, forging multi-racial coalitions, while others take black nationalist approach, looking only within the African-American community for leadership and resources. In first category are Ani Russell of community policing network, 312-461-0444; Jacky Grimshaw, former strategist for Harold Washington now working an community transportation issues; 773-278-4800, ext. 133; and Barack Obama, 773-684-4809, whose work to empower blacks has included his law practice, community organizing, philanthropy and most recently electoral politics: he is a candidate for state senate. A quiet leader with broad vision of empowerment and redevelopment in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood is Sokoni Karanja, 773-373-5700, whose nonprofit Centers for New Horizons provides social services, youth programs, education and child care.”

You got it, Presidential Canditate Barack Obama is listed on a Chicago Black community organizing website under “Organizing and Islam” and his name appears with other questionable Nation of Islam -NOI people like; Salim Muwakkil, Mikail Bilal, Abdul Rashid Akbar http://www.islamicrepublicofafghanistan.com/abdul-rashid-dostum/ , Ayesha Mustafaa.   

This is whom Barack Hussein Obama was keeping company with during his “grass roots” years less than less than six years ago, in 2001.  I wish every dime McCain had left would show the headlines and photos of people he has some associations with.   I want a poll that asks clearly and concisely, “Do You Trust Obama?”  Vote McCain. 

“In God We Trust” is on every piece cent of the $150 million dollars Obama has received in contributions.  Will he trust God or rely on his shady associates from the past to form America’s policy for the future? 

If McCain can’t win then let it be his job to make sure every Democratic Voter knows exactly who they are voting for when choosing That One. 

Be warned to keep a wary eye on his motives.

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