OK this is how this works.
This is where you can refute whatever claims have been made against your candidate of choice.
You list something negative that your candidate has been accused of, smeared with or generally associated with then in the SAME POST you refute it with evidence to to the contrary or a point countering the claim with the same or similar accusation that has been made. Here I will start.
OK one by one......
Obama/Biden > ACORN no formal charges in fact they report what they believe to be fraudulent registrations while turning in all registrations as required by federal law
McCain/Palin > The head of a voter registration group hired by the California Republican Party was arrested over the weekend for allegedly lying about his address in the state in order to vote illegally, the office of California's secretary of state announced Sunday.
Mark Anthony Jacoby, the owner of a signature-gathering firm called Young Political Majors, was taken into custody by Ontario police just after midnight Saturday and booked with a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.
Obama/Biden > Ayers
McCain/Palin > G Gordon Liddy Source Oregon's Citizens Alliance Source
Does John McCain "pal around with terrorists?"
Certainly McCain's continuing "association" and relationship with the convicted Watergate burglar and domestic terrorist G. Gordon Liddy might suggest that is the case, if we are to apply the standards drawn by the McCain campaign.
In 1998, Liddy gave a fundraiser in his Scottsdale, Arizona home for McCain's senatorial re-election campaign -- the two posed for photographs together; and as recently as May, 2007, as a presidential candidate, McCain was a guest on Liddy's syndicated radio show. Inexplicably, McCain heaped praise on his host's values. During the segment, McCain said he was "proud" of Liddy, and praised Liddy's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great."
Which of Liddy's "principles and philosophies" was McCain referring to? Liddy's advocacy of break-ins? Firebombings? Assassinations? Kidnappings? Taking target practice with figures nicknamed Bill and Hillary?
It seems that in 1993, John McCain was the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet for the Oregon Citizens Alliance, the notorious anti-gay organization that was causing all sorts of trouble in Oregon in the 1990s.
McCain quickly got a first-hand flavor for the OCA. Marylin Shannon, the vice chairwoman of the Oregon GOP, had a spot on the program to give an opening prayer. In short order, she praised the Grants Pass woman accused of shooting an abortion doctor in Wichita and thanked the Lord "for Lon Mabon and the vision you put in his heart."
Let's check that again. Marilyn Shannon praises a terrorist who shot a doctor while introducing John McCain, and not only does he stay, he stands up and gives a fundraising address for these terrorist-lovers?
Outrageous. Will John McCain do what he should have done 15 years ago - and denounce the domestic terrorists who shoot doctors who provide legal medical services?
America is waiting.
Obama/Biden > Rev Wright "god damn America"
McCain/Palin > Ed Kalnins "if you disagree with Bush you are going to hell"..source
A review of recorded sermons Ed Kalnins, the senior pastor of Wasilla Assembly of God since 1999, also offers an "eyebrow-raising sketch of Palin's longtime spiritual home,'' the Post reports.
Kalnins has preached that critics of Bush will be banished to Hell, questioned if people who voted for Sen. John Kerry in 2004 would be accepted to Heaven, charged that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Iraq were part of a war "contending for your faith;" and that Jesus "operated from that position of war mode."
During the 2004 election, Kalnins praised Bush's performance in debate with Sen. John Kerry, then offered a not-so-subtle message about his own preference: "I'm not going tell you who to vote for, but if you vote for this particular person, I question your salvation. I'm sorry." Kalnins said. "If every Christian will vote righteously, it would be a landslide every time."
Kalnins later bristled at the criticism Bush was facing for the government's handling of Hurricane Katrina: "I hate criticisms towards the president, because it's like criticisms towards the pastor -- it's almost like, it's not going to get you anywhere, you know, except for hell. That's what it'll get you."
Obama/Biden > Tony Rezko
McCain/Palin > Council for World Freedom. Source
GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.
The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out communism around the globe.
The council's founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group.
Oh, my. Playing the Guilt by Association Game doesn't seem to be a good idea for McCain with friends like those.
Not following the format of point/counterpoint will result in your post being deleted. ( I will not delete simple I agree or I don't agree statements to show support, but if you make a point about a candidate it must be point/counterpoint.
Please post your point/counter points one post at a time, not like above all strung together.
See how this works? No baseless claims without citing a source.
This could be interesting.....