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McCain Blasts Obama Over William Ayers

By Juliet Eilperin
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) affiliation with a sixties radical today, foreshadowing the kind of cultural divide that will likely dominate any contest between the two parties during the general election.

In his appearance on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the presumptive GOP presidential nominee questioned why Obama had compared William Ayers -- an academic who belonged to the Weather Underground, a violent group opposed to the Vietnam war -- to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a McCain supporter who supports the death penalty for abortion providers.

During last week's Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia, Obama deflected a question about Ayers by saying it was akin to asking whether he endorses the positions of Coburn, a senator with whom he is cordial, "who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions. Do I need to apologize for Mr. Coburn's statements? Because I certainly don't agree with those, either."

McCain, however, drew a sharp distinction between Ayers and Coburn, arguing that Obama's analogy highlighted how the Illinois Democrat holds values that are far from mainstream. Obama's relationship with Ayers, McCain told Stephanopoulos, "is open to question.... Because if you're going to associate and have as a friend and serve on a board and have a guy kick off your campaign that says he's unrepentant, that he wished [he] bombed more -- and then, the worst thing of all, that, I think, really indicates Senator Obama's attitude, is he had the incredible statement that he compared Mr. Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist, with Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Coburn, a physician who goes to Oklahoma on the weekends and brings babies into life -- comparing those two -- I mean, that's not -- that's an attitude, frankly, that certainly isn't in keeping with the overall attitude."

While the spat between McCain and Obama underscored the enormous generational gulf between the two men -- a contest between the two would represent the largest age gap between any two presidential candidates in U.S. history -- McCain is likely to try to tie Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) to 1960s radicals, as well, should she win her party's nomination.

McCain has already made fun of Clinton on this point, during a GOP presidential debate shortly after Clinton backed spending $1 million in federal funds on a museum commemorating the 1969 Woodstock music festival. "Now my friends, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event," McCain told the debate audience, pausing before making reference to his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. "I was tied up at the time."

Obama's campaign, meanwhile, accused McCain of adopting the identical kind of campaign tactics President Bush used eight years ago when he first sought the presidency.

"Unable to sell his out-of-touch ideas on the economy and Iraq, John McCain has stooped to the same smear politics and low road that he denounced in 2000," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. "The American people can't afford a third term of President Bush's failed policies and divisive tactics."

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For Change Vote Obama!
Supporting Barack Obama 08!
Posted by: Tongassberry | April 20, 2008 6:28 PM

Hello Tongasbery,
Heres some samples of Obama changes!
OBAMA IS AN IDIOT AND LIAR WHO HATES WHITES AND AMERICANS!
OBAMA THE CHANGE AGENT -CNN -- Last night, Obama supporter Texas State Senator Kirk Watson was asked to name Obama's legislative accomplishments. He failed to name a single one. Heres a few
Obama said he goofed on votes angered fellow Democrats in the Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago's West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed!
Also announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote the day before, on a measure that passed 51 to 6. The next day, he acknowledged voting "present" on a key telecommunications vote. He stood on March 11, 1999, to take back his vote against legislation to end good-behavior credits for certain felons in county jails. "I pressed the wrong button on that," he said. Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. "I pressed the wrong button by accident," he said.

But two of Obama's bumbles came on more-sensitive topics, he backed legislation to permit riverboat casinos to operate even when the boats were dockside.

The measure, pushed by the gambling industry and fought by church groups whose support Obama was seeking, passed with two "yeas" to spare -- including Obama's. Moments after its passage he rose to say, explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it.

Obama would later develop a reputation as a critic of the gambling industry, and he voted against a similar measure two years later. But he was clearly confused about how to handle the issue at the time of his first vote, telling a church group that he was "undecided" about whether he backed an expansion of riverboat gambling. And, months earlier, he had voted in favor of a version of the bill.

Obama's vote sparked a confrontation after he joined Republicans to block Democrats trying to override a veto by GOP Gov. George Ryan of a $2-million allotment for the west Chicago child welfare office. being responsible," said Sen. Rickey Hendon, accusing Obama of voting to close the child welfare office.Obama replied "I understand Sen. Hendon's anger, I was not aware that I had voted no on that piece of legislation.

He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. Abortion opponents see Obama's vote on medical care for aborted fetuses as a refusal to protect the helpless. Some have even accused him of supporting infanticide.
Striking similarities between Barack Obama's words and those of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during his 2006 election campaign have raised eyebrows and attracted traffic on YouTube. The stump speech Barack Obama has been giving aimed at convincing voters that his campaign is not just about lofty rhetoric -- is from Patrick, Obama's campaign acknowledged over the weekend.
OBAMA LIES AGAIN AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIKE CNN HIDES IT!
VOTERS ARE SICK OF THE MEDIA EXCUSING OBAMA NO MATTER WHO HE OFFENDS!!!!

Sen. Obama referres to himself as 'a constitutional law professor on the campaign trail. TRUTH: He never held any such title! Obama changed website bio to reflect that he was a 'lecturer' rather than 'professor. Chicago Daily Herald

Obama gets 4 Pinocchio's for 100 Years War-Wondered why the national media won't call out Obama for his serial distortions on McCain's Iraq comments, the Globe tried to help Obama rationalize it. Michael Dobbs scolded Obama in today's Fact Checker


MSNBC-OBAMA: ANOTHER SUPER, EXAGGERATION
Washington Post caught Obama in a lie about the Kennedy family role.
The WashigntonPost Fact Check- Senator Obama CAUGHT LYING about Kennedy Role in Helping His Father Contrary to Obama's claims in speeches Kennedy family did not provide the funding for a September 1959 airlift of 81 Kenyan students to the United States that included Obama's father. According to historical records and interviews with participants, the Kennedys were approached for support for the program a year later, July 1960. family responded with a $100,000 donation, which went to pay for a second airlift in September 1960.

Judicial Watch:
By Klaus Marre-Obama 'intended to leave no paper trail' OBAMA REFUSES to cooperate in releasing 8 years of his state senate records. One main reason REZKO!

Politico reports, "During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than he acknowledges in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion- positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he's projected during his presidential campaign. The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group's detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his bid for a state Senate. In response to a Politico story, Obama's answers he never saw questioaire?

NBC- Aswini Anburajan
OBAMA LIES IN PENNSYLVANIA AD
It's unfortunate that Senator Obama is using false advertising to explain why he can be trusted to do something about energy prices. In his ad, Obama says, I'm Barack Obama, and I don't take money from oil companies or lobbyists, and I won't let them block change any more. Obama has been the recipient of more than $220,000 from the oil and gas industry just since as of Feb/08. Two of Obama's campaign bundlers are also CEOs for oil and gas companies, per his campaign Web site? Obama needs to answer to VOTERS about his dealings with one of his largest contributors Exelon, a big nuclear power company that he cut deals behind closed doors protecting them from full disclosure in the nuclear industry. Exxon, Shell, and others are among his biggest donors

Obama in last debate- My writing wasn't on that particular questionnaire ...... as I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns

Obamas record shows he infact did support the war when he got to the senate, voted twice against bringing America's troops back home. He voted for war appropriations giving our money to Halliburton and Blackwater where Texas woman, was gang-raped by her co-workers at a Halliburton/KBR camp in Baghdad, His latest bit of posturing S 433 allows the Bush Administration to suspend any troop withdrawal, if not suspended, keeps the troops in Iraq for a long time to come

Obama said he goofed on votes angered fellow Democrats in the Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago's West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed! Also announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote the day before, on a measure that passed 51 to 6. The next day, he acknowledged voting "present" on a key telecommunications vote. He stood on March 11, 1999, to take back his vote against legislation to end good-behavior credits for certain felons in county jails. "I pressed the wrong button on that," he said. Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. "I pressed the wrong button by accident," he said. But two of Obama's bumbles came on more-sensitive topics, he backed legislation to permit riverboat casinos to operate even when the boats were dockside. The measure, pushed by the gambling industry and fought by church groups whose support Obama was seeking, passed with two "yeas" to spare -- including Obama's. Moments after its passage he rose to say, explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it.

Obama would later develop a reputation as a critic of the gambling industry, and he voted against a similar measure two years later. But he was clearly confused about how to handle the issue at the time of his first vote, telling a church group that he was "undecided" about whether he backed an expansion of riverboat gambling. And, months earlier, he had voted in favor of a version of the bill.


Posted by: Anonymous | April 22, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

WRITE DNC AND DEMAND OBAMA DROP OUT OF RACE!
democraticparty@democrats.org

OBAMAS AGAIN NAMED IN FEDERAL Rezko trial!
Obama needs to tell us more about his relationship with Ayers. It's important because voters might well wonder whether that relationship, coupled with Obama's longtime relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is just the beginning of a pattern, a pattern in which Obama seems quite comfortable with people who really, really, really don't like the United States of America.

FEDERAL COURT | The Obamas lied about attending bash for Iraqi crook Nadhmi Auchi. BY NATASHA KORECKI, CHRIS FUSCO AND TIM NOVAK

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama was again drawn into Tony Rezko's corruption trial when the prosecution's star witness placed Obama at a party for an Iraqi-born billionaire who was barred entry to the United States. Stuart Levine testified under cross-examination that Obama and his wife, Michelle, attended the reception for Nadhmi Auchi.

An Obama connection court testimony have linked presidential hopeful Barack Obama with Iraqi-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi and Rezko. Obama met Middle Eastern bankers at the Four Seasons hotel in Chicago hosted by Rezko, who was courting potential investors for a 62-acre South Loop development. Auchi later took control of that project. Later Auchi attended a dinner party at Rezko's Wilmette mansion. Obama and his wife, Michelle, also were there, according to federal testimony at Rezko's corruption trial. The Obama campaign's responsed that Senator and Mrs. Obama have no recollection of attending the event.

Jan. 28, 2008 Rezko was jailed for withholding details of his finances -- including a $3.5 million payment from Auchi convicted of fraud in France in 2003. After visiting Chicago and Detroit in 2004, he wasn't allowed back into this country, according to a prosecution filing in the Rezko case gathering for Auchi took place at Rezko's mansion in Wilmette, with Mr. and Mrs. Obama there. Monday, Obama camp said Obama does not recall meeting Nadhmi Auchi but Obamas attended the Wilmette reception, which came less than a month after Obama's Democratic primary win for his U.S. Senate seat. Rezko had been a key fund-raiser for Obama with Auchi. Obamas relationship with Rezko who is accused of demanding kickbacks from people seeking Illinois government business is now under a federal microscope as he seeks the presidency. Obama particularly has drawn fire for buying property from Rezko's wife a strip of land adjacent to Obama's Kenwood home at a time when both Obamas knew Rezko was already known to be under federal investigation.

Gov. Blagojevich hosted a separate dinner party for Auchi two days earlier, at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Chicago, the Sun-Times has reported. Auchi was named by prosecutors in the January court filing that led to Rezko's bail being revoked and his being jailed. Last April, an Auchi company wired Rezko $3.5 million in connection with a valuable 62-acre South Loop site, which Rezko didn't disclose to authorities. Auchi's General Mediterranean Holding now controls the land at Roosevelt and Clark. Prosecutors said Rezko appealed to the State Department in November 2005 to allow Auchi to enter the United States, after Auchi was unable to do so.

Huffington Post-William Ayers, in the age of terrorism, is Obamas Willie Horton said
Former counterterrorism expert Larry Johnson,
There has been sudden information linking Obama to a former member of the radical Weathermen Underground group that claimed responsibility for a dozen bombings between 1970 and 1974. The former Weatherman, William Ayers, told the New York Times. I don't regret setting bombs...I feel we didn't do enough. Obama and Ayers were members of the board between 92-02. In addition, Ayers contributed to Obama's election to the Senate. They lived within a few blocks of each other in the trendy Hyde Park section of Chicago and moved in the same liberal-progressive circles. Larry Johnson, a former counterterrorism official at the CIA and the State Department, predicts Republicans would seize on the Ayers case, and again raises questions about Obama's judgment. WHERES MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIKE CNN & MSNBC WHY ARE THEY HIDING THIS MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM VOTERS??

OBAMA WAS AWFUL IN THE DEBATE, we cannot risk our country on him! OUR TIME HAS COME FOR DEMOCRATS TO FULLY SUPPORT SENATOR CLINTON TO WIN IN NOV.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 22, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Still waiting for Hannity to condemn his own Rev. Peterson's horrible statements on the people that suffered and died in New Orleans. I guess he can ask Obama to leave his chucrch without condemning what goes on in his. Can you say hypocrite children. Too big a word to see when you view the world through neocon rose colored glasses, I will repeat it in capitals. HYPOCRITE

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove, what a righteous man. He created a truth squad to report to him and Republican bigshots wrongdoing by members. Foley was reported by them to Hastert's right arm. Does anyone believe Hastert and Rove did not know or do you believe a bible thumping 100 percenter was enabled to prey on congressional pledges?

Posted by: L'Angelo Mysterioso | April 21, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Senator Barack Obama, But you are a NIGGAR. I know this will not be posted and had to say the word, but it hurt me deeply. My Friend, you are not White enough.
You are a Communist, and a person who loves all cultures.
Sorry this will not be posted. May God Bless you and all the people supporting you. You are Americas only hope for more of what you have. Go to war and get an education. It's a freebie if you are poor and have no hope. Barack Obama, YOU RULE, You are a Champion with Hope.

Posted by: justadad55 | April 21, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Senator Barack Obama, But you are a NIGGAR. I know this will not be posted and had to say the word, but it hurt me deeply. My Friend, you are not White enough.
You are a Communist, and a person who loves all cultures.
Sorry this will not be posted. May God Bless you and all the people supporting you. You are Americas only hope for more of what you have. Go to war and get an education. It's a freebie if you are poor and have no hope. Barack Obama, YOU RULE, You are a Champion with Hope.

Posted by: justadad55 | April 21, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Man you people have media on the mind. If you want pease, vote Barack Obama, if you want to hold up against the euro, vote, Barack Obama. If you want another 4-years of political and media bull, Vote for whose left. Shame on you America. Even Canadians are willing to give our younger generation a chance. You will not see to many Canadians willing to sacrifice all for OUR corrupt Government, or Religion. You will get what you Choose, BIG TIME.

Posted by: Justadad55 | April 21, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama, If you want to be President, and I think you would make a good one, get the experience that would make you a great president by being vice president for one or two terms.

Posted by: Sean Macdonald | April 21, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama was incorrect to say the McCain would be better than Bush (even though McCain can speak proper English grammar and can read and write). McCain and Bush ideologically are exactly the same and McCain will strictly follow the ridiculous "New World Plan" set out by the donor class and corporate interests here and around the world to the detriment of the majority of the working class citizens of this country and to this economy. Today we have Citigroup laying off 9,000, plus another 4,600 being laid off from AT & T - so just where are all of these people going to find a job or paying a comparable salary. There is pervasive unemployment and most of those unemployed aren't even being counted because they are not receiving any benefits, do not have resources to search for a job or simply have given up looking. This is not to mention the many families and individuals facing foreclosure today or later this year or who have already lost their homes and are homeless. So all McCain keeps saying is those people who got loans they couldn't afford when the truth is that most of those people were tricked and deceieved into these loans -- many with the assurance that they could refinance before the interest rate adjusted to an unaffordable rate, but these disgusting, cheating lenders changed the rules so that those people could no longer refinance to obtain a reasonable, low fixed interest rate on their loans. Nevertheless, the corporate lenders charged these people enormous fees to obtain the initial loans and make tons of money off of the hardworking backs of these everyday working American citizens. McCain is pretty clueless and bought and paid by donor class and the corporate interests he so clearly has represented during his years in Congress. As a result, he will certainly continue to do as he has been told in their best interest without question or giving any serious consideration to establishing polices or laws to benefit the interests of the working taxpaying citizens of this country. Make no mistake McCain is simply Bush III in action!!!! A vote for McCain is just a vote for more the same!!!

Posted by: Jim McLaughlin | April 21, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Do not understand the American voters. Do they read themself or just listen to speeches. All job lost due to BUSH admin.,While going through the impact of job loss on two Penn.. Cites (Washington post article) These two cites were deserted even before 2000.How come it is due to republicans polices?

Posted by: SudhirPrannath | April 21, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Ayers and Dohrn were FOUNDING MEMBERS of the Weathermen, a violent terrorist group who escaped prosection because of surveilance tactics, not because they were innocent of wrongdoing. They terrorized government agencies for years threatening to bomb them and succeeded in doing so.

10/7/69 Bombing of Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago, as "kickoff" for "Days of Rage" riots

10/8/69 "Days of Rage" riots in Chicago - 287 Weatherman were arrested and a large amount of property damage done

10/6/69 Bombing of Chicago Police cars. The WUO stated in their book "Prairie Fire" that they did the explosion

12/27/69 Weathermen hold "War Council" finalizing plans to submerge into an underground status from which they plan to commit strategic acts of sabotage against the government. Thereafter they are called the "Weather Underground Organization" WUO. Dohrn raised three fingers in a "fork salute" to CHARLES MANSON, whom she proposed as a revolutionary inspiration. She went on to joke about Manson's victims. "Dig it," said Dohrn at the time. "First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim's stomach! Wild!"

1969 Ayers attempted to extort money from the Vietnam Moratorium Committee, demanding $20,000 to abstain from violence during a planned peace protest. After rejecting this demand, a member of the group asked Ayers what he really wanted. "To kill all rich people," Ayers responded. When another peace activist pointed out that Ayers came from wealth, he answered with an angry slogan: "Bring the war home. Kill your parents."

2/13/70 Bombing of Berkeley CA police vehicles

2/16/70 Bombing of San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen

3/6/70 Bombing Detroit PD. 34 sticks of dynamite are discovered. During Feb and early March, 1970, members of the WUO, led by Bill Ayers, are in Detroit, during that period, for the purpose of bombing a police facility

3/6/70 "bomb factory" located in Greenwich Village explodes. WUO members die. The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, NJ that night. The bomb was packed with nails TO INFILICT MAXIMUM CASUALTIES UPON DETONATION

3/30/70 Chicago Police discover WUO "bomb factory" on Chicago's north side. Subsequent discovery of WUO "weapons cache" in south side Chicago apartment several days later ends WUO activity in the city

5/10/70 Bombing of The National Guard Association building in Washington, D.C.

5/21/70 WUO under Bernardine Dohrn's name releases its "Declaration of a State of War" communique

6/6/70 WUO sends letter claiming credit for bombing of San Francisco Hall of Justice. No explosion actually took place. Months later, workmen in this building located an unexploded device which had been dormant for some time

6/9/70 Bombing of New York City Police Headquarters

7/27/70 Bombing of The Presidio army base in San Francisco

9/12/70 WUO helps Timothy Leary break out and escape from the CA Men's Colony prison

10/8/70 Bombing of Marin County courthouse

10/10/70 Bombing of Queens traffic-court building

10/14/70 Bombing of The Harvard Center for International Affairs

3/1/71 Bombing of The US Capitol

4/71 abandoned WUO "bomb factory" discovered in San Francisco

8/29/71 Bombing of the Office of CA Prisons

9/17/71 Bombing of The NY Dept of Corrections in Albany, NY

10/15/71 Bombing of William Bundy's office in the MIT research center

5/19/72 Bombing of The Pentagon

5/18/73 Bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in NY

9/28/73 Bombing of ITT headquarters in NY and Rome, Italy

3/6/74 Bombing of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare in San Francisco

5/31/74 Bombing of The Office of the CA Attorney General

6/17/74 Bombing of Gulf Oil Pittsburgh headquarters

9/11/74/ Bombing of Anaconda Corporation

1/29/75 Bombing of State Department

6/16/75 Bombing of Banco de Ponce in NY

9/75 Bombing of Kennecott Corporation

10/20/81 Brinks robbery several members of the Weather Underground stole over $1 million from a Brinks armored car near Nyack, NY. The robbers murdered 2 police officers and 1 Brinks guard. Several others seriously wounded.

1991 "Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country," Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz

1995 Obama campaign event at Ayers/Dohrn house

1997 Ayers and Obama serve on a U of Chicago panel organized by Michelle Obama

1999-2002 Obama and Ayers serve together as paid directors on Woods Fund Board of Directors

4/2/01 Obama accepts campaign contribution from Ayers and, after 9/11 never returned the money

9/11/01 "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? "I don't want to discount the possibility"

4/20/02 Ayers and Obama serve on panel together called "Intellectuals in Times of Crisis" organized by Michelle O.

Posted by: jpp | April 21, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

There's a misconception that the question about Ayers came from Fox. According to ABC (Boston Globe 4.18.08) it did not. The Globe quotes ABC spokesperson Jeff Schneider as saying it came from ABC - courtesy of Jake Tapper. "Tapper outlined Ayers's background in a April 10 blog entry titled "Stormy Weather." He also asked Obama about Ayers on the campaign trail, but didn't get an answer, ABC spokesman Schneider said. Hence, Schneider said, the Ayers question was posed in the debate."

Nice red baiting. And a bit ironic than a new era of McCarthyism began with that particular source.

Posted by: Mara | April 21, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't George counter McCain on Coburn? He let McCain get away with saying Coburn "brings babies to life." He didn't say what else Coburn does. I"m a mother and the 11th of 11 , but I think Coburn has abominable beliefs - and tries to translate them into legislation. Coburn's own website links to an AP article in which he advocates the death penalty for doctors who perform abortions - although he himself has performed them. I do not believe that most Americans are aware of this - and George wasn't shy in the debates about breaking in when he felt the need.

Posted by: Mara | April 21, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

The comments here make interesting reading. I would agree that John McCain has a lot of baggage that hasn't been aired yet.

But the Obamaphiles who object to any criticism of their candidate better get used to it if he is the nominee. It won't come directly from John McCain but it will come from the 527 groups who attacked John Kerry with the Swift Boat ads.

Barack Obama has left himself open to these attacks with some of the mistakes he has made on the campaign trail. Hillary has hit him mildly- and I say very mildly- for them. The Republicans will go at him with a sledge hammer.

As a Democrat I want to see us hammer McCain for all his mistakes as well but lets not get all high and mightly because if we do we will lose.

Campaigns are tough and everything goes. Rememeber the atom bomb commercial and Willie Horton commercial and Dukakis in a Tank. Fair or not they work. It is time to stop telling people their attacks on Obama are terrible and its time that Obama learnt to answer the attacks well.

If his last debate performance is any indication he needs to do a lot of work. He looked aggrieved that anyone would ask him those questions. He didn't have answers prepared and he looked weak and stumbling. That won't work with McCain.

McCain may be old but he is smart and he starts with a level of acceptance with Independents who given any negative feelings about Obama will feel comfortable going with McCain. And I truly believe that when we get into a debate and discuss social issues the Republicans will all come out voting for McCain.

Obama will be tagged as the most liberal member of the Senate. He will be tagged with wanting to abolish handguns, he will be tagged as vasilating in his Illinois Senate by voting "present" and he will be tagged as a neophyte in foreign policy. He will be tagged with Revs Wright and Meeks and will be the target of every racist in the nation. He will be tagged as an elitist and not understanding middle America. After all he may have grown up poor but went to one of the most elite HS's in the nation, and then on to Columbia and Yale. He had to work a little as a community activist to even find out what the community was about and it can be shown he did that only to begin his political career.

Barack Obama and his supporters better get ready for the onslaught if he is the candidate and stop whining about how hard it is and prepare to answer the questions. I would say the same to McCain and Clinton if she is the candidate. Either way this will not be a pretty campaign.

Posted by: peter DC | April 21, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Again I ask Why Senator Clinton shakes her head up and down after every line or speech. Is she trying to convince her self or the people?

Posted by: Justadad55 | April 21, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Campaign 08 is intro to the new washington politics and to the new policies we will soon enjoy thanks to buch of teenaged voters who can't tie thier shoes unless they google for directions. No one knows where the money come from. "Regime Obama" if you ask, off with your head. and for the blogger about hillary lending money to her campaign well she did. what the law allows her to. She gave 5 millions. Obama did not spend a nickle. he's not stupid to spend his own money on us. And as for Big Mc his wife is rich as you know.

Posted by: Nobodcares | April 21, 2008 6:43 AM | Report abuse

Sean HanRATTY?

Pahlease!

Hannity is Cat-Like! Not Rat-Like.

He Plays with his food, I nibble on them! :-)

HE, needs his Guests to come back.

I, want them to GO AWAY!

Hint Barack Obasama-HINT! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | April 21, 2008 4:29 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: America Please Listen
George Stupidnopolis


LOL!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Putting it in plain terms: McCain was a pilot who bombed Vietnamese villages, and probably killed hundreds. But it's okay, since he never saw them. Then he got shot down, which wasn't in his job description. After he was released, he was hired by a corrupt liquor distributor in Phoenix, who saw a way to improve his business by making McCain a political figure. So John McCain decided to make the most of it, and dumped his disabled wife and married the boss's daughter. After some political inconvenience over his father-in-law's business partner, Charles Keating, McCain narrowly dodged censure by the Senate and became a self-styled "National Hero." And after being thoroughly trashed by Bush and his machine in 2000, he adopted their policies and strategies, and hopes to live happily ever after. Without releasing his wife's tax returns.

Posted by: tom | April 21, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Sorry. McCain was only recommended for censure, and ended up being reprimanded by the Senate. Gutless wonders!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

"Whatever happens with Hillary, Obama - you're gig is up. McCain has lived through stuff you only fantasize about - he can handle you and 100 more worse than you."

Hey! Just look what he did with Charles Keating! He avoided prison; only got censured by the Senate!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah. Let's talk about the Keating Five, for a change. That's what Hillary's giving us with her shrill "ME! ME! ME!" crap: avoiding McCain's huge negatives.

Fortunately, they are so huge, and so negative, Obama will have no problem exploiting them after he gets rid of the minor annoyance that refuses to go away!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

"The Agents of Evil are out in force. It's so plain in front of your eyes that Obama would be the death knell of the American nation."

No kidding! Why just tonight I saw Hillary Clinton on TV! Watch out!!!!! She is invading your underwear as we speak!

Poor loony fools!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Someone wrote:

and there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between advocating imposing the death penalty and actually going out and killing people, like William Ayers did, which makes Obama's attempt at drawing a moral equivalence between ayers and coburn very specious.

Uh. WHO did Ayers kill? Names and dates.
The answer is no one. If he had, he would have been prosecuted by the Reagan DOJ when he surrendered.

Posted by: Tired of Lies | April 20, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the Keating Five Scandal tainted mcCain forever because it was proved in court of law he gave official favors to his lobbyist friend, and it costed the treasury $3.0 billions.
the fact that McCain got off lightly doesnot mean he was not guilty but protected by friends in higher places!!. So if McCain like to talk about Ayers, we would like to about his shady and criminal friends,The Keating Five and why he is not in prison!!!.

Posted by: ayos58 | April 20, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

"This relationship deserves being vetted. As an adult Obama made the decision to work with a terrorist. This is a legitimate issue, the judgment and associations of the possible nominee."

Cut the crap! He was "associating" with a Professor of Education at the University of Chicago. Obama didn't choose him for the Board of the Woods Fund [and Ayers wasn't Obama's "boss," as some loonies on this board have claimed]. They were both asked by the charity to serve on its Board of Directors. Both accepted.

Next question?

McCain is either too smart to have asked this one, or too senile to know what he was talking about!

Give him more credit than the bozos who keep posting this rubbish!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

"Guess that pretty much sums it up. If any you don't find a connection with the above mentioned groups, McCain is your President."

And if you're dumb enough to believe ANY of the BS jenn posted, you'll probably believe her name is jenn, too! What a load!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

"and there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between advocating imposing the death penalty and actually going out and killing people, like William Ayers did"

Well, actually, he didn't. Name me one person William Ayers killed, or was implicated in the killing of.

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

"If the relationship between the possible next president and a terrorist wont worry this country--what will? Obama should be questioned about his relationship with Ayers. Its essential. Obama worked for terrorist William Ayers. He said he was 8 when Ayers bombed New York. Nice try. But he was 30something when he served on a board with Mr. Ayers in the 1990's, the Woods Foundation, which was a paid, underlined PAID directorship position."

Nice try, Leanza, or whatever your name is this time! You've been posting this same lie all over the internet under various names for the past few days.

So Obama and Ayers served on the board of the Woods Fund, right? Staggered appointments that overlapped. Does that mean Obama "worked for" Ayers? Or does it mean they both worked for the Woods Family, who established the Fund? I know some of the Woods family, and they're about as conservative as they get. Railroad money, telephone company money.... They endowed a foundation to improve education in South Chicago, among other places. Ayers is a distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Chicago; Obama was the local state rep from that area. Both make sense as members of the Board of Directors of the Woods Fund. Beyond that, it don't mean diddly.

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

How many crazy or mad people do we know in course of a lifetime?. MANY!!!.
Yes if we must vet, then logically, we must vet them all including Mccain terrorist associations:Pastor Parsley, Hagee and Cunninghum.
But you live in the civilised world, the notion of guilt by association is just a right-wing conspiracy!!!.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 20, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Ayers was never convicted of anything, and his ties to Obama are vague and tenuous at best.

Charles Keating, on the other hand, went to the federal slammer for creating the biggest bank fraud scandal before the current subprime loan scandal, and destroying the Savings and Loan industry in the bargain. He was one of McCain's biggest backers, partner of McCain's wife's father [where all of McCain's money comes from], and McCain went to the wall as part of the "Keating Five" to try to keep him out of prison. Didn't work. Just wait, Johnny-boy; there's lots of it about to come down on you!

Posted by: tom | April 20, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

This election is turning RETARDED...WE WILL LOSE if we let the MEDIA rather than us state the issues we face...from George Stupidnopolis to Shill O'Reily...they are supposed to report the news...not create it

Posted by: America Please Listen | April 20, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of who is running, the bottom line is they all do the American people a disservice by attacking one another versus debating the issues. I blame the media who is, to a large extent responsible for this lack of dialogue between the candidates. The media's role SHOULD BE to elevate the discussions / debate between the candidates and force them to speak in terms that everyone can comprehend. NOT let the discussion descend into petty name calling and "gotcha" politics.

I am so saddened by the role of the media and their lack of responsibility to the American people. IF (just if) they had done their job, perhaps countless lives would not have been lost or continued to be lost over in Iraq. It is disgustingly sad when they realized THEIR gaffe they simply say (or write) "mia culpa."

I believe during this elections season, the "real elites" are doing it again and it is obvious who recognize and enjoys playing the game.

There is real hurt in this country and while I feel somewhat privileged to have a computer (with internet connection), the reality is that I am a minority of the populace. Most people are too busy worrying about how they are going to put food on their table next week; how they are going to buy gasoline to go to work; how they are going to survive another month in their foreclosed home. Where is the media to put these questions to the candidate and where is the media to put these questions to the current administration to ask why are we here. I want a media that will hold these and the current administration accountable to the people not a media looking for a scoop on the next gaffe or Sen. Clinton drinking beer and whisky.

Posted by: ed | April 20, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

And, yet again today, the media treats Senator McCain with kid gloves. Amongst other missed opportunities this morning on This Week with George Stephanopolous -

- Why didn't George Stephanopolous question the hypocrisy of Senator McCain's assertions? Senator McCain contends he has acted appropriately in regards to John Hagee but continues to demand that Senator Obama has still not sufficiently addressed Rev. Wright and William Ayers?

- Why didn't Mr. Stephanopolous point out to Senator McCain that Senator Obama was NOT attacking Senator Coburn, but merely pointing out that it is absurd to hold candidates accountable for the positions and statements of people they know and work with?

- But, mostly - Why didn't Mr. Stephanopolous ask Senator McCain why he wasn't wearing a flag pin? From what we learned from last weeks ABC debate, isn't that truly the test of whether or not a candidate is patriotic?

Oh, that's right - ABC only thinks Senator Obama needs to pass a patriotism test.

Posted by: Walldog | April 20, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Sean Hanratty is pulling the strings again.

Posted by: Troy | April 20, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I predict McCain will self destruct in much the same way HRC did.

Interesting indeed.

Posted by: Vance McDaniel | April 20, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

LOL McCain gets a blessing from the biggest terrorist alive and gets an endorsement from him and he blasts Obama? McSame more of the insane vitrol Bush has drooled.

Posted by: Terry | April 20, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

McCain & the Republicans all feared Obama more than Hillary. She was so weighted down with baggage they concluded she was vunerable.

But now the Republicans can not believe their good fortune that awaits them in the Fall should Obama, which they believe, gain the nomination.

McCain's Ayers critique is but another dent in the Obama's armor. They will be adding to & escalating these minor but cumlative questions about Obama's character which will cresendo

Posted by: dennis | April 20, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that Senator McCain forgave his North Vietnamese captors who tortured him relentlessly for nearly six years- and then went on a trade mission for the United States to restore diplomatic relations and enable American companies to offshore jobs to Vietnamese cheap labor factories.

Then he smears his fellow Senator for serving on a charity board with a man who made mistakes over 40 years ago and has since led an exemplary life winning many civic honors from the state of Illinois and the mayor of Chicago himself.

Is that the Christian way, or has he simply adopted the Karl Rove tactics of fear that won the White House for George Bush?

I was planning on voting for John McCain if Mrs. Clinton somehow "won" the Democratic nomination. I will not even consider him for a moment if he continues these irrational smear tactics of the Fox News crowd.

Posted by: Elizabeth | April 20, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

McCain Needs To Use Caution When Speaking About Others

Elitist

McCain has continued to call Senator Obama an elitist without considering the possible repercussion such a comment could have on his image and the image of his campaign.

McCain is the son of a Navy Admiral, and grandson to a man who was also a Navy Admiral. The title of Admiral carries with it an elitist lifestyle and authority that is not generally disputed. Senator John McCain married a woman who grew up in an affluent home, and is the heir to one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the nation. Senator John McCain has postioned himself as a Washington elitist, and has benefited from his postion during his years in the Senate.

Senator McCain used his elitist position during the investigation into Cindy McCain's usage of drugs obtained by writing prescriptions for Percocet and Vicodin using the names of staff members working at her charity organization, The American Voluntary Medical Team.
McCain's powerful elitist Washington lawyers were successful in securing an agreement with
U.S. Attorney's office to limit Cindy McCain's punishment to financial restrictions, and enrollment in a drug rehab program without public disclosure. Considering the seriousness of such a crime, an average American would still be serving time in prison simply because of their lack of elitist opportunities.


MCCAIN WANTS OBAMA TO CONDEMN WILLIAM AYERS

John McCain has apparently forgotten about sending his birthday regards and regrets to 90 year-old Joe Bananas, retired head to the New York Bonano crime family on January 17, 1995.

McCain has not condemned his supporter, Republican Representative Geoff Davis for using the harsh words "that boy" and referring to Senator Obama as being a snake oil salesman. Americans have moved beyond the 60's and 70's when white elitist within our society used and condoned derogatory and inflammatory slang words to describe African Americans. Americans have moved on, and recognizes the many achievements of American Americans within our society.

McCain has not condemned supporter Senator Tom Coburn who supports the death penalty for abortion providers. Then there's McCain's relationship with Rep. Rick Renzi, a member of Senator John McCain's National Leadership Team and co-chairman of his Arizona Leadership Team. McCain in 2006 described Renzi as a man with tenacity, honesty and integrity beyond reproach.

McCain does not like to be opposed, and will react by agitation and will aggressively bully anyone who tries to oppose him. But, will his tactics work in a country that's had enough of Washington's old politicians.

Posted by: timeforchange08 | April 20, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

A bad soldier is one who fails to carryout his mission.But what is worst than this expoliting such failure for money and power.what about those made the ultimate sacrifice???.

Posted by: ayos58 | April 20, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Its about time. If the relationship between the possible next president and a terrorist wont worry this country--what will? Obama should be questioned about his relationship with Ayers. Its essential. Obama worked for terrorist William Ayers. He said he was 8 when Ayers bombed New York. Nice try. But he was 30something when he served on a board with Mr. Ayers in the 1990's, the Woods Foundation, which was a paid, underlined PAID directorship position. They worked together, attended fundraisers together, Ayers held fundraisers and was a contributor to Obama's Chicago's campaign, plus they are neighbors and visited each other quite often. Enough said. This relationship deserves being vetted. As an adult Obama made the decision to work with a terrorist. This is a legitimate issue, the judgment and associations of the possible nominee. Its goes straight to the reason why democrats have lost the last two elections. It goes directly to his associations with Farrahkan, Wright, Ayers, Auchi and Refko. This needs to be fully vetted.

Posted by: Leanza Cornett | April 20, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Common give us a break.Carl Rove, the prophet of evil?.
what's new?. Didn't the republicans reject McCain in 2000?.what's worst than george Bush?. MCCAINNNNNNNNNN!!!. Hannity "guilt by association" and Mccain the born-again flip-flopers.common who are you kidding???!!!.

Posted by: Joe durant | April 20, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Good One Luke!

Yeah, McCain not a good soldier? Where'd you get that from - the Public Library?? Or your history class at ultra liberal college anywhere? So your basing your dislike of McCain on his soldiery. Name me a better soldier that you support? Obama? Oh, right he didn't serve did he?

Once again, you guys don't get it, you never do. I used to be one of you, but I wised up, served my country and now support those who uphold the values and belief's that made Western Civilization the envy of the world. Supporting dictators, murderers and caving in to any critic of US policy will not win the presidency. Good luck in November, I look forward to reading the reasons for (yet another electoral disaster in a long line of similiar disasters) democratic defeat.

Posted by: LoveMyCountry | April 20, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

will people stop falsely stating that Bill Ayers has killed people? He hasn't. The bombs that were placed in federal buildings by the Weather Underground were always timed to go off outside of working hours. They made a violent statement. And caused some material damage. But they didn't kill a single person. Please get in tune with basic facts people!

Posted by: Alex | April 20, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

will people stop falsely stating that Bill Ayers has killed people? He hasn't. The bombs that were placed in federal buildings by the Weather Underground were always timed to go off outside of working hours. They made a violent statement. And caused some material damage. But they didn't kill a single person. Please get in tune with basic facts people!

Posted by: Alex | April 20, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Good One Luke!

Yeah, McCain not a good soldier? Where'd you get that from - the Public Library?? Or your history class at ultra liberal college anywhere? So your basing your dislike of McCain on his soldiery. Name me a better soldier that you support? Obama? Oh, right he didn't serve did he?

Once again, you guys don't get it, you never do. I used to be one of you, but I wised up, served my country and now support those who uphold the values and belief's that made Western Civilization the envy of the world. Supporting dictators, murderers and caving in to any critic of US policy will not win the presidency. Good luck in November, I look forward to reading the reasons for (yet another electoral disaster in a long line of similiar disasters) democratic defeat.

Posted by: LoveMyCountry | April 20, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama's past will destroy him with only the slightest help from either Hillary or McCain. Watch what happens in PA and it should reveal that America has caught on to Obama's hidden agenda.

Obama's dishonesty is beginning to break the mania of his mindless supporters who, incredibly, are able to ignore the absence of logic between Obama's "words", demeanor, and presence....and the reality of his past and present associations with violent anti-American figures, criminals, and race hustlers. Where's the experience in his life "that brings people together"...?

Whatever happens with Hillary, Obama - you're gig is up. McCain has lived through stuff you only fantasize about - he can handle you and 100 more worse than you.

Posted by: JRD | April 20, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama's past will destroy him with only the slightest help from either Hillary or McCain. Watch what happens in PA and it should reveal that America has caught on to Obama's hidden agenda.

Obama's dishonesty is beginning to break the mania of his mindless supporters who, incredibly, are able to ignore the absence of logic between Obama's "words", demeanor, and presence....and the reality of his past and present associations with violent anti-American figures, criminals, and race hustlers. Where's the experience in his life "that brings people together"...?

Whatever happens with Hillary, Obama - you're gig is up. McCain has lived through stuff you only fantasize about - he can handle you and 100 more worse than you.

Posted by: JRD | April 20, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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C L I N T O N . E Q U A L S . M C C A I N


McCain = Clinton

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Posted by: C = M | April 20, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

News Flash,

Obama political support groups go public,

17% Alliance against Family Values
15% Advocates for Killing of the Unborn
13% Allies for Homosexual Marriage
12% Self-Perceived Victims
11% Acadamy for Academic Mind Control
10% Youth Groups for Constitutional Erasure
7% Anti-Religious Coalition
6% Illegals for Obama
4% Stoners in Zombieland
2% MoveOnToChaos.org
2% Anarchists

Guess that pretty much sums it up. If any you don't find a connection with the above mentioned groups, McCain is your President.

Posted by: jenn | April 20, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

News Flash,

Obama political support groups go public,

17% Alliance against Family Values
15% Advocates for Killing of the Unborn
13% Allies for Homosexual Marriage
12% Self-Perceived Victims
11% Acadamy for Academic Mind Control
10% Youth Groups for Constitutional Erasure
7% Anti-Religious Coalition
6% Illegals for Obama
4% Stoners in Zombieland
2% MoveOnToChaos.org
2% Anarchists

Guess that pretty much sums it up. If any you don't find a connection with the above mentioned groups, McCain is your President.

Posted by: jenn | April 20, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

I have to laugh at some of the drivel I've just read here.

Shallow minds supporting the chicken hawk & ignoring the very real problems this country faces because of the recovering alcoholic Jesus freak in the White House. Get real, folks, our country cannot afford four years of a geriatric W presidency.

I suggest you look up McCain's background. War hero? Look again.

Posted by: lou | April 20, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again with Mccain self-professed,self-righteous attitude.Ranting and raging against others who hold views other his!!!.
Let's for once hold Mccain to his "double-talk" standards.If guilt by asociation is the criterion for public office then Mccain show explain his association with Pastor Tod Parsley, John hagee, Cunninghum to mention just a few.All his Pastors have either called for the persecution of homosexuals,Jews,moslems,blacks and illegal immigrants!!!. calling for the extermination of those who hold other political and religious views is tantamount to and equivalent to terrorism and genocide.And senator Coburn is a terrorist because who calls for state-sponsored terrorism against those who believes in pro-choice as individual legal right.Coburn giving birth to babies is his duty as a doctor but it's not his duty or right to judge and condemn at the point of death those who legally are exercising their pro-choice rights under the USA abortion laws!!!. If we apply John Mccain's twisted logic then he's a terrorist just like his pastors and who wants a president who believes i must die because i believe in abortion as the right of the individual and the business of the state!!!.

Posted by: Joe Durant | April 20, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't anyone writing stories about how Hillary Clinton is only running for the votes of super delegates. She admittedly and whole heartedly does not believe that this election should be based on the popular vote of normal non-super-delegate citizens. Moreover, she bluntly states that the votes of ordinary citizens of the United States of America should not amount to any value whatsoever in this election. I heard her interviewed on NPR stating that pledged delegates who were appointed by elections in previous state primaries should ignore the vote of the people and vote for her regardless of percentages. Please, listen for yourself via this link to npr.org's recording of the interview by Michele Norris. She mentions this at around the 6min mark. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89476099 Afterwards, ask yourself, "does she care about us?" I demand fair coverage by our evidently spineless commercial media!

Posted by: Philadelphious | April 20, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I don't have a problem with McCain criticizing Obama over Ayres (despite the fact it reeks of McCarthyism). However, he came off as a completely hypocritical clown when he in the next statement defends his endorsement from anti-Catholic preacher Hagee.

Posted by: KevinNYC | April 20, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

OK, children, our lesson for today,

A candidate can be asked any question, at any time, regarding any issue, which will have a significant impact on the beliefs of a candidate, and his/her understanding with the American people.

So, for all you children out there, who think George should stop asking questions, or that Sean should discontinue the effort to unmask the two Dems, well you just really can't do that in today's world.

OK, class dismissed:)

Posted by: jenn | April 20, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

The Agents of Evil are out in force. It's so plain in front of your eyes that Obama would be the death knell of the American nation. The slovenly....the cowardly....the mean spirited extreme liberal left are truly out in force, once again, trying to shove their version of change down everybody's throat. The good news is that there is, at least, no ultra right wing whacko to choose between on the left and right. You know that if the right wing nuts don't care for McCain and the Left Wing Loons don't care for McCain, then he's the right choice.

Ditch Obama. He has nothing of substance to offer. He truly is all smoke and mirrors.

Posted by: AgentOfGood | April 20, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

The Agents of Evil are out in force. It's so plain in front of your eyes that Obama would be the death knell of the American nation. The slovenly....the cowardly....the mean spirited extreme liberal left are truly out in force, once again, trying to shove their version of change down everybody's throat. The good news is that there is, at least, no ultra right wing whacko to choose between on the left and right. You know that if the right wing nuts don't care for McCain and the Left Wing Loons don't care for McCain, then he's the right choice.

Ditch Obama. He has nothing of substance to offer. He truly is all smoke and mirrors.

Posted by: AgentOfGood | April 20, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Mr Ayers is listed as a distinguished professor at Univ of chicago. Does this make UC a terrorist organization and all the alumnus of UC terrorists????

McDumbs brain is long lost. Whatever comes out of his mouth is confused babble.

Posted by: sandy | April 20, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

"Obama's campaign, meanwhile, accused McCain of adopting the identical kind of campaign tactics President Bush used eight years ago when he first sought the presidency.

"Unable to sell his out-of-touch ideas on the economy and Iraq, John McCain has stooped to the same smear politics and low road that he denounced in 2000," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. "The American people can't afford a third term of President Bush's failed policies and divisive tactics.""

Wow, Obama is emerging more and more who is campaigning in the old, ugly, divisive way. He's right now got the most negative, disrespectful campaign of all 3 candidates. What change is that?

Yesterday, he did this hip-hop "brush off" gesture toward Clinton, that Maureen Dowd raved about as being "cool". You act like you're brushing off something that got on your suit shoulders. The gesture basically implies that your opponent is dirt.

His campaign is so tribal and nasty.

Posted by: Annette Keller | April 20, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

war - war - war -war - war - war -war - war - war -war


MCCLINTON FOR PRESIDENT !


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war - war - war -war - war - war -war - war - war -war

Posted by: Neocon For Hillary | April 20, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Really? 2/3rds of the country will be looked at as Nazi sympathizers? I highly doubt that. Anyone who professes to "love their country" while voting for John McCain is either lying or very misinformed. McCain was a crappy soldier, he will be an even worse president.

Posted by: Luke | April 20, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a neo-fascist_utlra-liberal Muslim-Christian who's an elitist-demagogue
by Neocons for McClinton
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Do you realize that these labels are internally inconsistent like a Protestant Atheist or a 7 foot tall midget?

Posted by: faird | April 20, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a neo-fascist_utlra-liberal Muslim-Christian who's an elitist-demagogue
by Neocons for McClinton
************************************
Do you realize that these labels are internally inconsistent like a Protestant Atheist or a 7 foot tall midget?

Posted by: faird | April 20, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

bong_jamesbong2001, you should be ashamed of your comment. whether you are a McCain supporter or not (I'm not), there is a HUGE difference between him and William Ayers. Mr. McCain followed his orders, bravely withstood torture tactics and bears the scars of his wounds to this day. Mr. Ayers took the law into his own hands. If you are in favor of such lawlessness, that tells me a lot about YOU.

grow up and get wise, moron.

Posted by: jims349 | April 20, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Obama & Hillary just pledge not to raise taxes? Must be rightwing babble.

Posted by: LoveMyCountry | April 20, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

After seeming really sincere about his history of temper, McCain dissolved into rightwing babble defending tax cuts no matter what, equating individuals making their own choices in health to "your on your own", criticizing Obama known acquaintences while defending his support by unAmerican right wing whackos.

Posted by: William Stickney | April 20, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

After seeming really sincere about his history of temper, McCain dissolved into rightwing babble defending tax cuts no matter what, equating individuals making their own choices in health to "your on your own", criticizing Obama known acquaintences while defending his support by unAmerican right wing whackos.

Posted by: William Stickney | April 20, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahahahahahaha!
Keep telling yourselves whatever you want. Facts are facts, not that that has ever meant anything to liberals. W won in Florida fair and square - it's not our fault dems don't know how to punch a chad. Also review every non-partisan evaluation of Florida. W won. Not a single Public library will have anything contrary other than books written by how shall I put this - biased liberals. What a shock.

We will win this war and history will look back on your side the way we look back on Nazi sympathizers today. All of your kooky theories notwithstanding.

Good luck in November. Does Mondale sound familiar? How about Dukakis? McGovern? Hahahahahaahaha!

Posted by: LoveMyCountry | April 20, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Matt:

Excellent point!!! I forgot all about that fact!! Your post came right on time. Excellent point indeed. If we're going to go to the lengths of judging like that, by all means let us not have ANY double standards. You are exactly right. High ten!

Posted by: Obama2008 | April 20, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Until McCain "repents" for carrying water for the Bush Crime Family, he shouldn't talk. He stood there, shoulder to shoulder with a man whose campaign smeared him in the 2000 primary, a man who hid out in the National Guard getting drunk, doing drugs and screwing debutants while he sat in a POW camp. He said nothing for years while Bush broke every rule in the book: invaded a country that did nothing to us, held and tortured POWs contrary to the "quaint" Geneva Conventions, and accused Americans who bled for their country of being unpatriotic for question his regimes policies.

This guy isn't qualified to question the character of anyone.

Posted by: thebob.bob | April 20, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

war - war - war -war - war - war -war - war - war -war


MCCLINTON FOR PRESIDENT !


by neocons for Hillary


war - war - war -war - war - war -war - war - war -war

Posted by: . | April 20, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Everyone watching the 2000 election know full and well Al Gore won. If you don't believe the election was handed to Bush, go to your nearest public library. Better yet, you have the internet. Do research.

I went to the library and read. The votes were counted, and Al Gore was our 2000 President. After so many recounts, Bush gets the nomination handed to him. In the middle of recounting (meaning, they didn't finish the recount-it was still in process), they stopped the counting process as Bush was ahead rather than finishing the job. In the end, it was handed to Bush. If you're not going to finish the recount, then Al Gore should have held onto the position, not hand the nomination completely to the person whom rightfully didn't win. That election was insulting to the many. The hijackers of the election, they screwed our country up by not listening to the results of the people. I don't doubt at all this country would have been in better shape than Bush put us in. No doubt about it.

Posted by: Obama2008 | April 20, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Ah, what about the Bush connections with the Bin Laden family? McCain welcomed both Bush endorsements with open arms. Doesn't that make McCain associated with the most wanted terrorist? McCain attacks Obama because he knows he can beat Hillary in November. Both Clinton and McCain will lose. Barack Obama will be president. Enjoy the ride folks.

Posted by: Matt | April 20, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahahahahhaha! Another landslide because you Dems keep nominating liberals so far left Joe Stalin would think them radical. Hahahahahahahahaha Obama thinks Ayers equates to Coburn. Maybe to liberal radicals there is no difference, and you pansies can tell yourself that until November, but as usual it won't fly. If you don't like Republicans attacking your nominees on character issues here's an idea, nominate someone with character.

When will you people get a clue? Most Americans don't believe the election in 2000 was stolen, most Americans believe the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and most Americans will not vote for someone who hates his or her own country and associates with those who do. Yet for some strange reason you democrats sit around wondering what's wrong with Kansas for four years and then get your butt's handed to you. Here you go again!

You people have such small minds and yet hold everyone else in such great contempt. You hate war, why? Because by bringing home our troops you would be effectively murdering thousands and thousands of Iraqi's that you would leave in the hands of butchers, just like you did in Vietnam. Don't lie to us and tell us that you hate war, what you really hate is self sacrifice and the idea that some things are worth fighting for. You and your kind stand for nothing and you never will. You appease everybody and when anybody takes action for what is right you stand around criticizing and hoping for failure so you can look good. You live a free life based upon the sacrifices of others and then condemn thousands of others to death through your arrogant dismissal of Bush and "his war." Well this is not just his war it is our war and it is a war that pits fundamental respect for human dignity against radical Islam that seeks to subjugate all. And you democrats and your politicians have sided with the enemy. That is why you will lose again, just like you did when you sided with communists. I guess after all there is nothing funny about your defeat in the fall. McCain will win and he will win big - Character does not just count - it is the most important element. Obama has none.

Posted by: LoveMyCountry | April 20, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

God. I hope we're not going to have to listen to all McCain's "war stories" and relive the Vietnam War. We've got enough problems with the current quagmire.

Posted by: Vincent | April 20, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

This is a bunch of crap. McCain spent several years with some real Communists. Can we accuse him of guilt by association?

He was born in Panama, same as Noreiga. Why doesn't he explain that?

Posted by: jonmiktay | April 20, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain (with respect to your services sir), you are not paying attention as you have admitted before. It annoys me when you come into the public stream with your comments when you don't even follow up with what is going on with these candidates. If you were paying full attention, you would have understood what Obama was saying. Obama challenged Gibson and Steph's guilt by association questions saying that he is his own person and if he should apologize for someone else's actions simply because of whatever relationship with them, that similarily having some relationship with Coburn with Coburn's stances on abortion (which there is a group in this here country whom would fiercely disagree with Coburn on his stance on abortion), then he should perhaps apologize for that too; and the entire idea is ridiculous because these extra people, not Obama himself, need to be responsible for their own actions. Obama is in charge of his own credibility by his own deeds.

McCain, you are seriously insulting the intelligence of many. Please remain focused on your own ideals until the general election process.

Posted by: Obama2008 | April 20, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Mr. High and Mighty McCain has no business criticizing Obama's associates. His buddy Charles Keating was convicted and served prison time for bilking seniors out of their life savings in the Lincoln Thrift Savings and Loan scandal...the largest case of bank fraud in U.S. history.

William Ayers never took part in an actual bombing. He turned himself in, but was never charged with anything. The only fatalities caused by the Weathermen were to their own members when they accidentally blew up a bomb while in their own apartment.

Posted by: Joseph | April 20, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Some of you might not like this but, guess what, this is a free country. William Ayers can endorse or support anyone he wishes to support. So can any other convicted felon. They can make a choice and pick their favorite. That does not mean that the candidate they happen to like or chose ALSO endorses the actions, history, or political positions of those individuals who endorse them.

There is the creepy kind of political smear going on right now that reminds me of the red menance/red fear of the 1950s. Come on, let's call it for what it is. Morons, right here on these boards, trying to paint a atmosphere of fear and intimidation calling Obama "dangerous black Muslim turned Christian" -- it all fear mongering. when fear is used as a tool to move voters to make decision is the worst conditions for democracy to try and function under.

These people will led us into tyranny and those who practice this mongering know exactly what they are doing. They are as calculating as any other demagogue and tyrant who is seeking absolute centralized power in the hands of a few. They are out to destroy the basic tenants of American Democracy and the great Constitution on which it is built.

Posted by: Richard Prince | April 20, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

So Obama says he's going to work across the aisle, but he couldn't do it with McCain when he had a chance and now he's trashing another fellow senator.

I am absolutely stunned that Obama followers still support their candidate despite his very poor performance in the debate, the rationale being that he was picked on. Please. How is he going to do in the White House without the scripts and the teleprompters and having to constantly explain to foreign leaders what he meant to say. He is totally unfit to lead this country. And please don't tell me about Hillary's lies: Obama has an equal and more chilling lie for every one of Hillary's. What will it take to see how dangerous Barack Obama is for this country??

Posted by: Lana | April 20, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Tongassberry | April 20, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

The problem with all of this is that as the Chinese saying goes: "It doesn't matter because it doesn't matter." McCain is already even or ahead with either Clinton or Obama. This is with a trashed economy, people losing their health care, their jobs, their homes, etc. The fact he is this close tells you something. People are not going to vote for Obama to run the country only two years out of the Illinois State Senate. That is the fact. He has no accomplisments and proved on Wednesday night how ill prepared he is to answer the tough questions that are sure to come. Wednesday night was the minor leagues compared to the main campaign. The fact he was so unprepared made me believe not only is he as arrogant as some say but he is reading and believing his own press releases. 1972. Sam Donaldson said it today and I have been saying it for months. McGovern again. The left wing has managed one more time to grab defeat from the jaws of victory. The only thing that will save the Democrats is if they can get about 5 or 6 more seats in the Senate and a veto proof majority in the House. Then fire Pelosi and Reid. That might overcome the compentence of Dean and the left wing of the party.

Posted by: Polcomm | April 20, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

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Obama is a neo-fascist_utlra-liberal Muslim-Christian who's an elitist-demagogue


by Neocons for McClinton
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Posted by: . | April 20, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

when you elect a man with anti American friends, you get an anti American president. hold dems accountable.

Posted by: Dwight | April 20, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh my GOD! John McCain is ranting about Wm. Ayers and bombing. What did you do in the war, Sen. McCain?? Does it begin, and end, in a "B"? You wanted to do more, too, and had to be violently restrained from continuing to BOMB by the government....of another country, where you served seven years in jail for crimes.

Posted by: bong_jamesbong2001 | April 20, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

If McCain wants to play dirty, he may find himself watching "Swift Boat II," based on material at the Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain Web site. (Obama might not bring up McCain's past, but that won't keep 527 groups from doing so.)

Posted by: Durant Imboden | April 20, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

McCain is treading very dangerous legal ground here, is there video on youtube?

libel definition:
An untruthful statement about a person, published in writing or through broadcast media, that injures the person's reputation or standing in the community. Because libel is a tort (a civil wrong), the injured person can bring a lawsuit against the person who made the false statement.

Wow a lot is hanging out there Mr McCain - you really do need to define precisely what you meant about "... reflects Obama's attitude"

There might be another lawsuit coming.

Posted by: LegalAspect | April 20, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

But what about the important issue? Did McCain or Stephanopoulous wear a flag lapel pin or not?!

My serious question is whether either of them understanding the famous American phrase: "I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

Apparently not.

Posted by: Tom J | April 20, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: . | April 20, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Article states:

McCain, however, drew a sharp distinction between Ayers and Coburn, arguing that Obama's analogy highlighted how the Illinois Democrat holds values that are far from mainstream. Obama's relationship with Ayers, McCain told Stephanopoulos, "is open to question.... Because if you're going to associate and have as a friend and serve on a board and have a guy kick off your campaign that says he's unrepentant, that he wished [he] bombed more -- and then, the worst thing of all, that, I think, really indicates Senator Obama's attitude.

Ayers position:

In 2001, Ayers published Fugitive Days: A Memoir. Ayers's interview with the New York Times about his book was published, by historical coincidence, on September 11, 2001, and opens with his statement, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." Ayers later explained that by "no regrets" he meant that he didn't regret his efforts to oppose the Vietnam War, and that "we didn't do enough" meant that efforts to stop the war were obviously inadequate as it dragged on for a decade; the two statements were not intended to elide into a wish they had set more bombs.

MY Concern:

Senator McCain should know the difference between meaning what you say and saying what you mean - this marks an extremely precarious precedent to start off a Republican Presidential campaign with. The implication is that Barack Obama's attitude is what? That of a terrorist or conspires to be a terrorist? That Obama thinks it's ok to bomb America? Senator McCain, I am greatly disappointed in your participation in this MSM sleazefest. Now you have become part of the RW fenzy that got our nation INTO this mess - a failing economy, an endless war - your careless remarks are completely uncalled for - and might have slanderous grounds for disqualification. We need your definition of "Obama's attitude" to be clarified immediately. Because if you are setting the marker that it's clearly OK to call Presidential candidates terrorists ... what would then be considered off-limits? Personally, I believed you when you said that you wanted to run a respectable campaign - clearly you DON'T.

Posted by: VERYConcernedRepublican | April 20, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

"a guy kick off your campaign". McCain: that is NOT what Bill Ayers did for Barack Obama. Although we all know Karl Rove is now one of your advisors, so it's hardly unexpected.

I don't know whose opposition tesearch team is worse: Clinton's or McCain's. I get the feeling they're just a bunch of underpaid interns who spend a couple of minutes a day googling and then write up whatever junk they find as 'research'.

The teams have had over a year to check out these old stories on Obama, and all we get are scrambled half-truths. They sound more like "bar stories" than anything else. Disgraceful. Yet another example why we need to get rid of 'old-style politics'.

Posted by: Tom J | April 20, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Did Stephanopoulus ask him what sect of Islam Al Qaeda is affiliated with? And what countries the 9/11 bombers came from? And where they were trained?

Probably not.

Posted by: steve boyington | April 20, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Senator Clinton has no shame, whatever works to get her aim. Lying comes easy, just fabricate a story for sympathy than brush it off when caught (I misspoke, she said a whole story with minute details and she but misspoke!), Are there truly people so naive or irresponsible who would believe her (if she makes it and I pray not for we've had the liars and are paying a high price). She started the negative attacks and now she dares to blame Senator Obama for responding. If he doesn't respond to her she and her pundits would accuse him of being a wimp and when he does as he has been doing, she cries foul and screams he is negative. Win at all cost, the end justifies the means, I thought we as a nation are tired of that frame of mind.

Posted by: Jhan | April 20, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

McLame is nothing but the Penguin from Batman with his waddling and comb over. Finally his turn to get married and no bride or party worth saving at the altar. Keep up the attacks McLame, your time is coming you BushTool!

Posted by: jpodem | April 20, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me cb, but you are also missing the point. Do you think it's okay for McCain's buddy, Coburn, to say "... that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions."?

Posted by: Larry'O | April 20, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for so clearly pointing out the problem with Senator Obama's analogy of Ayers. This is a serious problem that very well may cause the dems to loose if he is the nominee. It scared me off!! I will vote for McCain if that is the case! My son in college called and said that it was a surprise to him. He had never heard of Ayers and after the debate went to find what he could about him. Even the kids that have taken the time to look it up feel as though it's a problem considering in 2002 Ayers said his regret was not bombing more!!!

Posted by: cb | April 20, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

It's apparent that McCain misses the point. He expects Obama to condemn Ayers for his history with the Weather Underground and statements made to the New York Times, (which Obama has done). But McCain seems to think it's fine for Coburn to say "... that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions."

Why doesn't McCain condemn Coburn's statement?

Posted by: Larry'O | April 20, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

American Continental Corporation, the parent of Lincoln Savings, went bankrupt in 1989. More than 21,000 mostly elderly investors lost their life savings, in total about $285 million. This occurred largely because they held securities backed by the parent company rather than deposits in the federally-insured institution, a distinction apparently lost on many if not most depositors until it was too late. The federal government covered almost $3 billion of Lincoln's losses when it seized the institution.

Hey McCain! I wonder if this can be construed as a form of domestic terrorrism?

Posted by: tydicea | April 20, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Juliet -- Please choose more accurate words. You start by using the word 'affiliation' to describe the Obama-Ayers connection. That implies a closeness of association that hasn't been asserted, much less proven in this case.

Later you write: "McCain, however, drew a sharp distinction between Ayers and Coburn, arguing that Obama's analogy highlighted how the Illinois Democrat holds values that are far from mainstream." This construction suggests that he does in fact hold views that are "far from the mainstream" which isn't at all true. Sloppy constructions such as these (I hope that's all it is) simply feed the frenzy, which will only sink us deeper into the mire.

Posted by: John | April 20, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: NEOCON | April 20, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain is burying himself deeper into irrelevance. He's more afraid of Obama than he is of Hillary or the NVC.

By the time the REAL run for the White House begins, there will be nothing new to throw at Obama. Not only that, but most people have already made up their minds on who they will be voting for. Once the dirt starts coming out on McCain, he won't be able to defend himself, nor will he be able to skirt the issue. Ultimately, he's going to lose votes. People have learned BIG lessons from the last 7+ years of being cr@pped on by RepubliCONs.

We can't afford another 4 years of Republicans in the White House.

Posted by: Michael | April 20, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

what is so un-respectful about what mccain said?

plenty of people think that abortion is murder. its not an uncommon view. i mean, partial birth abortion, at least, come on, thats infacide.

and there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between advocating imposing the death penalty and actually going out and killing people, like William Ayers did, which makes Obama's attempt at drawing a moral equivalence between ayers and coburn very specious.

all john mccain was pointing that out. most americans probably agree with him

Posted by: Anonymous | April 20, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

what is so un-respectful about what mccain said?

plenty of people think that abortion is murder. its not an uncommon view. i mean, partial birth abortion, at least, come on, thats infacide.

and there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between advocating imposing the death penalty and actually going out and killing people, like William Ayers did, which makes Obama's attempt at drawing a moral equivalence between ayers and coburn very specious.

all john mccain was pointing that out. most americans probably agree with him

Posted by: Anonymous | April 20, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Wake up, America, and stop voting by sound bite. Obama is being 'Swift boated' by every single "issue" out there. Dig deeper. See the truth. Clinton and McCain are owned by special interests and lobbyists. Elect them if you want to continue living in a country where 5% of the population controls 60% of the wealth.

Me, I'm voting for the guy whose candidacy is being funded primarily by average Americans, one $25 contribution at a time.

Posted by: Wake up, America | April 20, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

So Georgie has a second shot to show his "objective" press credentials .... and gives John McCain the opportunity to blather on about Bill Ayers???? Compounding the debate sleaze???? I, too, didn't see this because I've turned ABC off in my home. But as pointed out above, McCain has plenty of his own prior associations that could have been gone into; but I'm not advocating equal sleaze. Just none.

Posted by: omyobama | April 20, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

SO MUCH FOR RUNNING A RESPECTABLE CAMPAIGN JOHN RECKLESSLY DISHONEST MCCAIN!

Posted by: RENEA 1 | April 20, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

"What about the fact that he flipped flopped on the Bush tax cuts?"

the dems seem to think that throwing in the word "flip-flop" is automatically a winning line. Kerry's flip-flops were so embrassesing because they were on the war, and the last thing you can have in a commander in chief is someone who is irresolute in that area.

changing your view on tax cuts? are we seriously to believe that this is supposed to be a big deal? economies go in cycles, what was good economic policy today might be bad economic policy a year from now.

another thing the dems dont get: you have to be speaking to conservatives in order for this particular flip-flop charge to have any effect. And do you really think conservatives are going to forego a chance to vote against eithe "the most liberal person in the senate" or hilliary clinton?
of course not.

flip-flop only works when your talking to independents, and when your talking about an issue where there is premium on being resolute (i.e., prosecution of a war).

also, these virolent and hyperbolic attacks on john mccain is really revealing of what a nasty little rotten core there is in the democratic party.

obama's going to have a very hard time uniting the party if he has to continuously cow-tow to these barbarians

Posted by: I is for independent | April 20, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: max | April 20, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I thought Mccain had class. Now I realize he is an A--.

Posted by: jeffp | April 20, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA SLOGAN IS "CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN."

BUT "AMERICANS DO NOT WANT REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE DRIVEN BY AN ALIEN IDEOLOGY. OBAMA'S CHANGE IS THE KIND OF CHANGE NO AMERICAN COULD STOMACHE"

CARL ROVE QUOTE

Posted by: Grace | April 20, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA SLOGAN IS "CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN."

BUT "AMERICANS DO NOT WANT REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE DRIVEN BY AN ALIEN IDEOLOGY. OBAMA'S CHANGE IS THE KIND OF CHANGE NO AMERICAN COULD STOMACHE"

CARL ROVE QUOTE

Posted by: Grace | April 20, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

This is ridiculous. Should we start hunting down Vicki Iseman now? Or bring up the Keating Five? Start examining every casual acquaintance to see if he's given or gotten any inappropriate favors?

How stupid are you if you want to make a casual acquaintance from a charity board into a big deal! How many criminals are the Clintons associated with? Even Chelsea's boyfriend - dad convicted of FRAUD. Everyone around the Clintons seems to be tainted by fraud. This is why they want Clinton as the adversary - we will get a recitation of every single fraudulent creep they have been associated with, and the choice will be clear for John McCain.

The sad truth is that if America is this stupid then Barack Obama will have to stop taking the high road and strike back using the same tactics if he wants to get into a position to change things.

Posted by: smear tactics | April 20, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm a 74 year old person, a recovering republican (since '92) and for Obama. Now, let's get some "hardball" questions to Sen. McCain and all those things already mentioned.

Posted by: MaryAnn | April 20, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama is CORRUPT, a LIAR, and his slogan of change an ILLUSION.

1) CORRUPT: A houseowner wants to sell both a house and adjoining land. Obama can afford to buy only the house. No problem, the criminal Rezko to the rescue. Rezko pays full price for the land, whereas Obama gets a discount of $300,000 on the house. Nice to have criminal friends like this!!! (ref ABC News)

2) LIAR: Obama claims he did not know about Wright's America-hating (God damn America) and racist views till it was revealed in the mainstream media in March 2008. Obama attended Wright's church for 20 years, was married by Wright, had his children baptized by Wright, donated over $20,000 to Wright's church and named his book "Audacity of Hope" after one of Wright's sermons. You really believe after 20 years and all this he did not know?

3) ILLUSION: Exelon Corporation had not disclosed radioactive leaks at one of its nuclear plants in Illinois. Obama, a senator for Illinois introduces a bill to make disclosures mandatory. Seems like Exelon doesn't like it. Each draft of the new bill by Obama goes more and more towards Exelon till disclosures end up being "voluntary". What gives? How about $250,000+ donations by Exelon!!! Obama is not change, he is WASHINGTON BUSINESS AS USUAL. (ref NYT)

People need to realize that Hillary has been fighting for them all along. All the way back to 1993 when she tried to introduce universal health care.

Posted by: Jaycal | April 20, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

What about McCains involvement in the coverup of the Jack Abramhoff scandall. He's got dirt, it's all a matter of time.

Posted by: Julie | April 20, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

What about McCain and the Keating Five? What about the fact that he admitted he knows nothing about the economy? What about the fact that he flipped flopped on the Bush tax cuts?

Posted by: Chris Salzmann | April 20, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

It's pathetic the way you people try to Obama more and more hype.

Posted by: Kevin | April 20, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I like old people, and one day I will be McCains age. I also will know that I am too damn old to get into the affairs of young folks. It's going to be real embarrassing when our President craps his diaper while giving the State of the Union.

Posted by: jocee | April 20, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain is such a lying hypocrite. Didn't he say last week that, "he wants to distance himself from the smear tactics that Bush used against him in 2000?" Maybe he is senile!

Posted by: jocee | April 20, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I watched McCain on "SOFTBALL With George Stephanopoulos" this morning. George must have read

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/19/AR2008041902224.html

because he looked scared of McCain, especially after he pointed out that McCain has enjoyed government-run healthcare his entire life. I think that's when McCain referred to George as "my friend." Look out, George, you are in trouble now! George was afraid that McCain would blow right there and then.

Let's start talking about a real issue in the general election, McCain's unsuitability for the presidency. His well-documented, out-of-control anger, complemented by rudeness, filthy language in public (even against his own wife), physical intimidation, arrogance and vindictiveness cannot be ignored. How do these serious character flaws impact his judgment? How can someone this unstable and small-minded be a serious contender for the presidency?

Posted by: 01/20/09 | April 20, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It's January 21, 2009;

Live Feed from the US/Canadian Border:

"I'm Barack Hussein!, And I'm Running FROM the President of the United States"! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | April 20, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain's sounding more like Joe McCarthy every day.

Posted by: CWatson | April 20, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

It's starting. McCain will need to attack, after all, he is behind, at least when the Internet is concerned;

Obama vs Clinton vs McCain -
The Google Effect:

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=76

Posted by: Dave | April 20, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

hagee has white ,black ,yellow and red people sitting in his church. they are allowed to believe what they want,just like wright is allowed to believe what he wants. and everybody is entitled to know what they all believe.

Posted by: gunclinger | April 20, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

april: wrighhhhhhhhhhhhhhht:nov. april
;guncontrollllllllllllll:nov. april: weathermeeeeeeeen: nov. and the young people need to hear it too because they aren't paying close enough attention to the change agent.

Posted by: gunclinger | April 20, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding? George didn't ask about that nutty minister, what's his name, Hagee? Or about the Keating Five, or McCain's shilling for EAS for the air tanker?

I guess Sean Hannity wouldn't feed him those kinds of questions.

Posted by: Helen | April 20, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

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