Why we vet political candidates

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  1. Mr.Fitnah
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    Obama was given the highest security clearance even before he took the oath of office in order to make the transition even more smooth. Do you honestly think any of his alleged "Marxist" leanings while a college student weren't already known by the FBI? Apparently it was a minor point in THEIR vetting process, so now we're all supposed to believe this Dr. Drew (who is this guy?) just because every right wing publication and blogsite has glommed onto that interview as gospel (and, oooohh, scary)?

    Obama has already said a number of times (and in fact, it's in his first book) that he ventured into lots of gray areas in order to grow up and make mature decisions about the direction he wanted to take in life.

    This is absurd. Jeezus, Joe McCarthy would have had him already shot at dawn just because Barack Obama may have expressed some opinions that were deemed "Marxist."
     
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    The political party vets candidates to determine their ability to win. As of now, it is still legal to explore marxism and other 'grey' areas.

    The american people 'vet' candidates by either voting for them or not.

    While I am not what you would call an Obama supporter, this looks to me like simple political mudslinging.
     
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    Was scott brown vetted?
     
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    Obama would not met the qualifications to protect himself as a secret service agent .
    Obama's progressive pedigree is not in question the direction he chose is clear .
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLiOCKLwq9c]YouTube - David Horowitz: makes an interesting comparison[/ame]

    I wonder what the support would have been if the media had let the general public in on the well known secret ,say before Iowa.
     
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    Both of Obama's books were available for anyone to read all about this, including Iowans.
     
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    The press completely failed the American people in 2008 and 2009. Some of it continues to fail today. No effort other then rah rah first black man crap reports was made to vet Obama at all.
     
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    In reality though, there's no reason why voters couldn't have done their own vetting.

    We don't need the media to hold our hands.
     
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    Man oh man I would hate to think what some of my schoolmates that have not seen me since school would say about me.
    :D

    I would like to think I have gotten my head out of my ass a bit more since then.
     
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    Did u hear where the guy said that part of the reason for a welfare state was caused by child labor laws? OMGWTF! Tell me if I heard that wrong. I find it hard to buy anything he says. He's president now anyway.
     

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