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Team Obama Keeps Heat on Over Black Comments

By Anne E. Kornblut
Obama advisers have seized on Charlie Black's controversial remark on terrorism - that an attack would be politically beneficial for his client, Sen. John McCain - as an obviously tone-deaf gaffe. On Tuesday, even after Black, a senior adviser to McCain, apologized, the Obama team portrayed it as a policy misstep as well, arguing that the campaigns should be talking about the substance of terrorism policy rather than its political impact.

"It is important that the candidates debate their vision for America's national security free from the politics of fear that has for so long dominated and distorted the discussion," Richard Ben-Veniste, an Obama adviser and a member of the 9/11 Commission, said. He said the Charlie Black incident "provides a candid, and very disappointing, glimpse into the thinking of one of Sen. McCain's closest advisers."

Even in a year when both major party nominees are presenting themselves as new-style political unifiers, the terrorism issue has so far broken along traditional partisan fault lines, with Republicans arguing they are better on national security and Democrats accusing them of fearmongering. Obama is trying to shift the debate, making the case that the country is in fact less safe as a result of the Bush administration, whose policies, he argues, McCain would extend.

Asked on a conference call with reporters why Obama believes there has not been an attack on US soil since Sept. 11, 2001, one of his senior foreign policy advisers, Dennis McDonough, replied: "We've seen that Al Qaeda attacks when it wants to." He went on to credit intelligence efforts as well. "The question, now, is how do we remain vigilant and not let the politicization of these issues divide the country, and not allow us to be less safe?"

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Charlie Black whose firm made millions lobbying for the world worst tyrans Zaire's Muboto, Ferdinand Marcus and Jonnas Savimbi all mass murderers now want Americans to be murdered for John McCain to win the presidency. What a needed sacrifice

Posted by: maramara | June 28, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Are all of the Hussein Obama supporter on crack like Barrack?

Posted by: Nora Lee | June 25, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Obama for President | June 25, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Everyone feels so bad for Obama....for what his kind did 9-11 now to make things better lets just let them all take over....
oh yeah that would be much better its just another bush just another color...we would not have to worry about war because we all will be like slaves, you cant belive words anymore, you all will see. Say bye to freedom or what we have left of it.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 25, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Charles Black has black in his name. Is that how they caught him?

Posted by: Lynn E | June 25, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

McWinner is more qualified than NObama.

Posted by: McWinner for President | June 25, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

NObama = Carter

NObama = Rev. Wright

NObama = Incompetent

Posted by: Mr. NObama | June 25, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

So, now Charles Black is hoping for a major terrorist attack on American soil to give John McSame's campaign a "big boost". With this comment, I've got to ask will McSame go further than Bush in doing, saying, or hoping for anything that will help him win the White House. The latest Newsweek Poll showing that Obama has opened up a 16% lead over McSame must be correct for McSame to be this desperate. Here is the quote from Fortune Magazine: "We saw how that might play out early in the campaign, when one good scare, one timely reminder of the chaos lurking in the world, probably saved McCain in New Hampshire, a state he had to win to save his candidacy - this according to McCain's chief strategist, Charlie Black. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December was an "unfortunate event," says Black. "But his knowledge and ability to talk about it reemphasized that this is the guy who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief. And it helped us." As would, Black concedes with startling candor after we raise the issue, another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. "Certainly it would be a big advantage to him," says Black." See http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/20/magazines/fortune/Evolution_McCain_Whitford.fortune/index.htm or http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/mccain-adviser-apologizes-for-terrorism-remark/index.html

Posted by: miles55 | June 25, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

It's time for you to grow up, stand on your own feet, and recognise that the chances of a 'terrorist' getting anywhere near you is lower than your chances of winning American Idol.

Posted by: strum | June 25, 2008 8:58 AM
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I sure hope your family is alive after the next attack.

God bless you. God bless America.

Oh, by the way, did you hear about the al qaeda plot to destroy oil refineries around the world...?

Maybe I won't get killed, I'll just sufferer under the next great depression after we let Radical Islam control the world.

Radical Islam = Nazis

It time for you to realize that everyone in the world doesn't love you... I know it's hard to understand... you're perfect.

GUESS WHAT. This isn't new. Like with Hitler, the United States had the opportunity to STOP fascism in Germany but we did nothing. And what did it lead to? Just WWII.

So wake up American, you need to agree with strum. Apparently we have nothing to worry about...

Posted by: JohnW | June 25, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

JohnW - "Who is more qualified to be commander and chief of the United States?"

Nobody. There is no such position on offer. The president is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, not of the nation.

The difference matters. USA is supposed to be a civil society, but militarisation has created a permanent state of armed fearfulness, frightening people like you into scuttling behind the toughest-sounding bully on the block.

It's time for you to grow up, stand on your own feet, and recognise that the chances of a 'terrorist' getting anywhere near you is lower than your chances of winning American Idol.

Posted by: strum | June 25, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

GB (the post below) = George Bush!

Posted by: Don | June 24, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

I challenge The Washington Post to follow the money in Obamas
online campaing contribution program. There's a big story there and nobody is touching it, $25.oo at time ok. dig!

Posted by: GB | June 24, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

I remember like yesterday while on vacation, late July 2004, Tom Ridge coming on TV saying the threat alert had been raised due to a 'possible threat'. My 74 yr old mother in law saying she was afraid. I don't know if there really was a threat or not, which is the point. We don't trust our own government anymore. Was it political "to scare up votes", or legitimate. So this guy from McCain's campaign was telling the truth, and let's hope we don't have another pre-election terror alert like 2004. I will be quite skeptical, which is a shame. Maybe Obama can restore confidence in our government.

Posted by: Bob | June 24, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I don't think that you should necessarily stay away from either the republican or democrat websites or news outlets. It's not that hard to separate out the slant.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

That's what I thought at first when I looked into this story and the story about Obama wanting to change the Presidential Seal.

They do slant the story but the basic facts are there.

Obama scrubbed his website after they started getting really bad mainstream press about the seal controversy and I've heard the statement about Hilary voters being told to "get over it" from other more reliable sources. Honestly I was a bit shaken.


Posted by: Don Davies | June 24, 2008 9:13 PM >>>

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Griffin wrote: "Check out this story in Newsmax.com"

If you're really a Hillary supporter and a Democrat, then you wouldn't be reading the extreme right-wing Republican news source of Newsmax.com . That source is even more dishonest than Fox news, in fact much more!


Posted by: Don Davies | June 24, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

The point I was making was not that her grandmother harbors any racial animosity-she doesn't, but she is a typical black person who

Posted by: rabbleRouser | June 24, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

iowatreasures...
I don't put much credence in any of the polls. I think Obama is much farther ahead of McCain than any of the polls indicate.

LA Times/Bloomberg...Obama +12.0
Gallup...Obama +3.0
Rasmussen....Obama +5.0
Newsweek....Obama +15.0
FOX News....Obama +4.0
USA Today/Gallup....Obama +6.0

My question to you GW is, how on earth can you go from supporting Clinton to now supporting McCain? They are polar opposites on virtually every issue. Or aren't you interested in issues that concern us average people?

Posted by: Joyce | June 24, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

This is the true attitude of the so-called uniter that Clinton is now asking us to support. What an arrogant a$$. He''ll never get my vote. Check out this story in Newsmax.com

Obama Tells Hillary Supporters to ''Get Over It''

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:18 PM

By: Rick Pedraza Article Font Size

Sen. Barack Obama is being criticized for the choice of words he used last week during a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in which he reportedly degraded senior female allies of his one-time rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., by telling them to "get over it."

Posted by: Griffin | June 24, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures is a stupid handle.

You are a disgusting troll, liar-bot.

you've been posting nonsense for months, switching from Hillary to McCain, etc.

What is your point? Go Away. You have NO opinion except that "Obama is Bad"

Guess what? You are Worse.

Posted by: IowaIdiot. | June 24, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah I can see it now. McCain sails to a landslide talking about

".. the .. the bridge to nowhere ..."

while Joe "Jiminy Cricket" Lieberman whispers one factual correction after another into his ear.

" .. I think he's elistist ..."

Supporting the war that 2/3 of us think we never should have gotten into? This is a serious candidate?

He should get 90% .. of the 24% who still support Bush.

Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

CarolTate2...
Here are some facts for you:

Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was born in Kansas, as were his maternal grandparents. His mother and grandparents moved to Hawaii in 1960. Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state August 21, 1959. Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Joyce | June 24, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

korny, that's a heck of a title...
but if americans are not troubled by this clear-channel into the thinking of the fear-mongering pols- nothing will awake us.
people we need change and to reaquire our government.

Posted by: jacade | June 24, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahah you Republicans crack me up. You're gonna "boycott" MSNBC for showing Obama in the lead. How do you "boycott" a news service? Look the other way?

No wonder you guys still support President Stupid.

Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Obama is inexperienced. But he's a quick learner. Bush was inexperienced. And he's a proven slow learner. Obama is smart. Bush is a moron (unless you're an idiot, then he's a genius.) Obama will build an administration of smart, honest people. The McCain administration will be as smart and honest as the Bush administration. I know, after 8 years of being wrong, of being clowned by Bush and the GOP, you're still gonna vote for McCain. That's pathetic.

Posted by: Clowned by the GOP | June 24, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Gentlemen, for the last 8 years Republicans have been badgering and beating up the Democrats, and the Dems just stood there and took it without fighting back. NOT THIS YEAR. Not this time. Finally we have a Democratic candidate who is fighting back hard, who is making the right points and making the right arguments to bring America forward. We are witnessing the beginning of a Democrat party revival lead by a great man with great intelligence and great vision. Do not back down from Republican slander. These guys are idiots. Every problem we are facing today you can be 100% sure is due to Republican politics. We have a choice this year between the same old crap, or change that will lead America in a better direction. Alternative energy is the solution, not oil oil oil that is the base and the strength of the Republican party. We've already given the Exxons and Enrons far too much. Vote for change, Obama 2008!

Posted by: Joe Dumars | June 24, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

We all need to be wary of Newsweek reporting and poll taking. Every other poll taken says that Obama/McCain are in a statistical dead heat - a statistical tie.

Newsweek has fudged on the truth before and they do it to slant the election in Obama's favor - but we are on to them now - it won't work any more. Ignore Newsweek polls and articles about this election.

And the Newsweek spokesman that is on MSNBC a lot is just as untruthful and playing games with the truth. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 24, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

robert belli - You are right - the Obama/Axelrod camp is getting too sure if itself.

Case in point: The stupid Obama presidential seal. That was the heighth of arrogance. He forgets he is not the nominee, he is not the Democratic candidate, he is not the President of the United States.

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., is a presumptive nominee until the Convention no matter how he tries to slice it - he is still just an Obama/Axelrod control freak like the rest of his sharp elbow supporters and surrogates.

With the grace of God, the superdelegates will still come to their senses before August - their "endorsements" mean nothing - their votes in August will.

The can still save us from this terrible quandry we are in - vote for McCain or Obama. A choice that sure makes it difficult to go to sleep at night. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 24, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow sure are a lot of nasty-grimy losers talking about "Barack Hussein."

Anyone have anything good to say about McCain?

(shades eyes, rotates head)

nope!

McCain needs both independents and Republicans to win, and he can only gain one by losing the other.

Obama has an advantage too .. actually he has many, but the one I'm talking about is that McCain has to lie about what he would do as president and Obama can tell the truth.

Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't it seem like, from Day One, that Obama has been defending himself about something every day. Everything he espoused while he was introducing himself as the charismatic, practically the second coming of Christ, leader.

It seems it is always about what mess Obama is in, his horrible relationships, his angry, immature wife, his radical separatist church, his secrecy about his Arab ethnicity - calling himself and his father "black" so he won't have to 'fess up.

I am making a big deal of it because he is making a big deal of it. Obama is the most secretive candidate in U.S. history and it may very well be our collective undoing if we don't quit being in denial about his lack of good judgement all his life. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 24, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse


Black should have said what Chris Dodd said:

"Frankly, I find it tasteless to discuss political implications when talking about a potential terrorist attack on the United States,"

But Dodd, with the special treatment he enjoys from the mortgage industry, is a morally superior fellow.

Posted by: WylieD | June 24, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Let's face it!
Barack Hussei's congregation and religious leader Jeremiah Wright hate America and were celebrating after the attack on America on 9/11.

Let's face it!
John Mc Cain is a patriot that risked his life to preserve America and our way of living.

Let's face it!
Barack Hussein and his congregation of black supremacists are working towards taking over the government of the United States of America to achieve supremacy over whites and turn the White House into the "Black House"

Let's face it!
Americans need to come together to save the country we love and have always been proud of and vote for John McCain, a patriot that loves America.

Let's face it! John McCain is the only choice for President of the United States of America.....

Posted by: Manolete | June 24, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Wylie D - I don't believe Hillary said what you said she said. If she said what you said she said, you need to provide your source that says she said what you said she said. Kapish? gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 24, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyM: no you're not excited about McCain, you're settling for him. He was just the last one standing and without the winner-take-all Republican primary system McCain would still be campaigning against Romney and Huckabee, if he hadn't dropped out.McCain has no popular policy ideas, he's running as Bush III, and atop that he's feeble-minded and he looks *awful*
Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 7:25 PM ******** If the dem party had run with winner take all, Hillary would be the presumptive dem nominee~......bama has no popular policy ideas either, all he says is "Change, Change, Change".....to what??? McCain '08

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Black's remark was, obviously, a stupid remark.

That said, his remark doesn't change the fact that Obama is totally inexperienced in foreign affairs and is not ready to be President of the United States of America.

Obama is too secretive, deceitful, aggressive, and immature. Sounds a lot like Bush, also - eh? gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 24, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

So Obama is a different kind of politician? This seems like the same old politicing to me.

I respect that McCain responded swiftly and decisively to Black's comments while Obama could not do the same with Rev. Wright and Trinity Church. His press conference on leaving Trinity was weak and timid. Lost my vote of confidence with that one.

America is in bad shape and needs strong and balanced leadership - which is why I am backing McCain.

Posted by: McCain Woman Democrat | June 24, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Typical liberal dogma, not to see the truth in front of their face. Of course, who do you think the country will turn to if there is a terrorist attck before the election? Certainly not the inexperienced Obamasiah. So the obvious was stated--just in a untactful way...

BTW--Obamasiah is the one who is fearmongering--"they are going to smear me because I am young, black, and inexperienced"--oh wait that's not what he said--is it? And the 527's have all come form Move on.org...

When asked how she planned to win the White House, Clinton answered:

"There are circumstances beyond our control, and I think I am better able to handle things that I have no control over.

"It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself, 'What if? What if?' But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world."

John McCain's top adviser Charlie Black is not the first or the only political veteran to suggest that another major terrorist attack would be a political benefit to the Republican Party. Last summer it was Hillary Clinton who made a similar remark during a town hall meeting in Concord, N.H.

At the time, Clinton faced criticism from her Democratic opponents and left-wing blogs.

"Frankly, I find it tasteless to discuss political implications when talking about a potential terrorist attack on the United States," Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) said at the time.

Posted by: terri | June 24, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Marcello and Ivete

YOU ARE IDIOTS!!!!! TYPING IN CAPS AND REPEATING THINGS DOESN'T MAKE ANYONE LISTEN TO YOU. HAVE FUN WHEN MCBUSH LOSES THIS FALL. Posted by: | June 24, 2008 5:25 PM ******* See what I mean? non-bama supporters express their "God-Given" rights to free speech but bamabots reply only with viciousness, hate & name calling! Blessings to Marcello & Ivete.. Nobama anytime.......McCain '08

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse


What a load of self-righteous manure from the Obama camp.

I don't recall reading that Black said he was hoping for such an attack. Oh, but maybe secretly, secretly....

Obama would benefit from a big jump in US combat deaths in Iraq and the failure of the troop surge.

Obama, his backers, the press all know this. The better the surge goes, the worse for Obama, who opposed it.

Does this make Obama bad? Does it mean Obama and David Axelrove secretly hope for a spike in violence in Iraq?

A little charity all around would help.

Posted by: WylieD | June 24, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyM: no you're not excited about McCain, you're settling for him. He was just the last one standing and without the winner-take-all Republican primary system McCain would still be campaigning against Romney and Huckabee, if he hadn't dropped out.

McCain has no popular policy ideas, he's running as Bush III, and atop that he's feeble-minded and he looks *awful*

Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Black didn't say anything that wasn't true and that hasn't already been said by countless commentators. Obama's campaign try to make a a big deal about it because they're trying to get the focus off of Obama since most everything being said about him is negative. And rightly so. Posted by: | June 24, 2008 2:39 PM ******** AMEN! Truth Abides....Why are these facts hidden from voters? ***"CAN OBAMA BE PRESIDENT?
It seems that Barack Obama is not qualified to be president after all for the following reason: Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between "December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986?

Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. citizen parents, which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama Canal US Law very clearly stipulates: ".If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16."

Barack Obama's father was not a U.S. citizen and Obama's mother was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S. citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawaii being a territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years **prior to** Barack Obama's birth, but *after* age 16. It doesn't matter *after* . In essence, she was not old enough to qualify her son for automatic U.S. citizenship.

At most, there were only 2 years elapsed since his mother turned 16 at the time of Barack Obama's birth when she was 18 in Hawaii. His mother would have needed to have been 16+5= 21 years old, at the time of Barack Obama's birth for him to have been a natural-born citizen. As aforementioned, she was a young college student at the time and was not. Barack Obama was already 3 years old at that time his mother would have needed to have waited to have him as the only U.S. Citizen parent. Obama instead should have been naturalized, but even then, that would still disqualify him from holding the office.

*** Naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office of President. *** Though Barack Obama was sent back to Hawaii at age 10, all the other info does not matter because his mother is the one who needed to have been a U.S. citizen for 10 years prior to his birth on August 4, 1961, with 5 of those years being after age 16. Further, Obama may have had to have remained in the country for some time to protect any citizenship he would have had, rather than living in Indonesia.

Now you can see why Obama's aides stopped his speech about how we technically have more than 50 states, because it would have led to this discovery. This is very clear cut and a blaring violation of U.S. election law. I think the Gov. of California would be very interested in knowing this if Obama were elected President without being a natural-born U.S. citizen, and it would set precedence.

Stay tuned to your TV sets because I suspect some of this information will be leaking through over the next several days."
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Thomas Sowell
Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on, McCain is going to lose by 20 points and we all know it. Not even the most vicious haters of Obama have anything good to say about McCain, nobody is excited about him. Every Republican running for president in the last 30 years had followers chanting his name until they were wet-eyed and stuporous; nobody and I mean NOBODY is excited about John McCain.
Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 6:44 PM ******* The only vicious & haters I've seen on any of the blogs are you bamabots! But since your leader is of the same mold, I guess ya'll feel it's OK?******* non-bama supporters don't need to have something trickling down our legs to know who will be the better President....McCain '08!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Okay, some people are excited about Senator McCain's candidacy.

Of course, they are excited about the last six months of George Bush's presidency.

Posted by: amaikovich | June 24, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

The list goes on and on, the straight talk express has lost some wheels. Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 5:45 PM ****** bama doesn't even know the meaning of "straight talk"! Talking about the "straight talk express" losing some wheels......bamabus's wheels can't even get a grip on the road cause of all the people who've been thrown under it. You bamabots' turn is coming up......I'd feel sorry for ya'll but with the names you bamabots have called "typical white people" & "Nobama Blacks" has turned my heart cold towards any suffering you will experience in the end! NObama '08....

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

nobody and I mean NOBODY is excited about John McCain.

Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 6:44 PM
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Hey Chris, I'm excited about John McCain!

Posted by: JohnnyM | June 24, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

How much did you get to sell out your country.Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 6:01 PM ****** What do you expect to get out of supporting the change you think you'll get...bama is out for himself only, the change he envisions is a communistic socialist dictatorship with HIM as Dictator. He hates the U.S. flag & national anthem cause he says they're too warlike.....but he heaps praise upon his radical muslim family who fly the bloody red crescent...... Get Real! No matter what you bamabots say or do bamatraitor will never become president of OUR country. NObama '08....

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on, McCain is going to lose by 20 points and we all know it. Not even the most vicious haters of Obama have anything good to say about McCain, nobody is excited about him.

Every Republican running for president in the last 30 years had followers chanting his name until they were wet-eyed and stuporous; nobody and I mean NOBODY is excited about John McCain.

Posted by: Chris Fox | June 24, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Bernadette posted:Mr. Black has lobbying ties are of concern (reportedly including tyrants and dictators),****** So does bamacamp... everything you say about McCain can be reversed & put in the bamacamp basket......

You who say that McCain only puts other people's children in the war are liars, he has TWO SONS now in the war. ALL of bama's family are radical muslims & murdered thousands of non-muslim Africans. Where is your indignation of this fact? bama throws everyone who is not a political asset under the bama bus.....why has he not denounced what his own family is doing. These are the people he's SO PROUD OF, this is what you're supporting, change indeed! just like the change his family is forcing on the non-muslims of Africa! Shame on all of you who claim to love your black brothers & sisters in Africa but let them be tortured & murdered..... but you just go ahead & bash everyone is does not support your bamatraitor.....

Posted by: CarolTate2 | June 24, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

How much did you get to sell out your country.(?)
Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 6:01 PM
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I didn't say anything about Republicans/Democrats...

I said you should have voted for Hillary. She's more capable of doing the job.

Posted by: Mark29 | June 24, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Mark29, Inexperienced at what, picking up the phone and sending your best to death for oil contracts. You need to try a little harder than that. If Obama wins he's going to have a real hard time fighting the republican terrorists. Lord knows how much info they already sold to China to make a buck. They already sold off 100 years of American technology and will not stop there. I'm sure you filled your pockets somewhere along the way or you wouldn't be here. How much did you get to sell out your country.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

The list goes on and on, the straight talk express has lost some wheels.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 5:45 PM
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Ahhh, conspiracy theory... an even better reason to elect and incompetent would be president like Mr. Obama...

Posted by: lennyR | June 24, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Are you trying to tell me McCain's pockets are not filled with oil money. Are we supposed to believe 9,11 didn't happen on Bush's watch. When he was told about it he just sat there and did nothing. Are you going to tell me that Phill Gramm is not up to his neck with lobbyist ties and UBS. Do you really think America needs a businessman running this country. Why did McCain block the committee from looking for POW's in Nam. The list goes on and on, the straight talk express has lost some wheels.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Yep, looks like the Obama fans have no more real comebacks.

Their Candidate is young and inexperienced. That's the bottom line.

It's gotta suck when your party chooses someone who's incompetent.

You should have voted for Hillary, she would have been the better choice.

Posted by: mark29 | June 24, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Humm . . . Would the campaign pay for the hit job? Or would it be the 527s? Would it be based on number of persons killed, or just a lump sum for the act alone? . . .

Posted by: Fred | June 24, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

It's 3AM, and your children are safe and asleep.
But the McCain campaign is hoping that terrorists are about to kill them.

McCain/Bin Laden 08!

Posted by: Bud0 | June 24, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

WINEMASTER2, Great post. Tell it like it is.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

It should be more like, John McCain, keeping our military asleep while I make money.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 5:24 PM
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Typical liberal. Can face the fact that you're canidate doesn't have the experience so you resourt to slander.

Tell me, how is J. McCain manking money from Iraq?

Must be from the troops returing home that are having a beer bash in Arizona.

Posted by: willy8 | June 24, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Marcello and Ivete

YOU ARE IDIOTS!!!!! TYPING IN CAPS AND REPEATING THINGS DOESN'T MAKE ANYONE LISTEN TO YOU.
HAVE FUN WHEN MCBUSH LOSES THIS FALL.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

At least you can say about Charlie Black is he is consistent. Let's hope he sticks around a bit longer.... he do like the limelight, but who doesn't.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | June 24, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

If we had an attack on American soil, the first thing that would come to my mind is, "The republicans did it." We have the largest military in the world and we managed to lose the Twin Towers, Bld.7, The pentagon, and a field in Pency in one day. John McCain is running on "Keep America Safe." It should be more like, John McCain, keeping our military asleep while I make money.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Bottom line is this evil republican conservatism akin to the Nazis will nothing better then a few more 9/11.

Posted by: winemaster2 | June 24, 2008 5:17 PM
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This is just retarded.

Posted by: willy8 | June 24, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

There is absolutely nothing in that statement that these conservative republican Nazis have not exploited after 9/11. In fact it was a blessing for the Bush Presidency that was going no where. That is precisely the real reason that the Bush Administration is not releasing all the facts before and after the attacks. Just like after the fire in the Reistag, the Bushee with the planning of the head Nazi Karl Rove went on a binge with the propaganda of terror hype, fomentation of hate, fear and republican patriotic feeding frenzy to control the hearts and minds if the misled and the gullible nation. That was followed by the creation of the big white elephant of the the Department of Home Land Security that implemented the perfect siege mentality.

The war on terror and the fraud war om Iraq was and still is a calculated plan to have Islamic Radical rise up like flawed mushrooms. In order for the propaganda of get hold Hitler and his gang needed the Jews to blame and the neo conservatives, the Islamic Radicals and some other of the the home grown variety.

It is the usual mind set all the way up to the US Supreme Court, where even the Supremo Scalia is singing the democracy song and dance plus barking that the suspension of the habeas corpus and even the Constitution will save American Lives.

As the rest these malignant narcissists, chronic scape goaters and uncorrectable grab baggers are prepared not only to sacrifice others but the country with coercion, reckless abandon and impunity to promote their outward/hypocrite self image of good. These veil people are the real people of the lie.

To that end even Saclia has declared that the constitution is a dead document. Meaning that it it cannot evolve to meets the needs of the 21st Century US or accommodate the WE THE PEOPLE.

Then in the same breath the great Judge has the audacity to pronounce that all his decisions are based on the principles of Democracy and the Democratic process. When in fact, if Scalia looks the words Democracy, Democracy Process and Democratic Principles are not mentioned any where in the Constitution.

Bottom line is this evil republican conservatism akin to the Nazis will nothing better then a few more 9/11.

Posted by: winemaster2 | June 24, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with Charlie Black's statement is first that it is profoundly cynical (as is he -- check out his career) and second that it is simplistic.

If he was actually thinking, he would have to break it down. What kind of attack? Where? When? What is the economic impact? And most important of all, does the media once again do its collapse into obeisance to the current White House occupant?

I think it is quite likely that a large scale terrorist attack would benefit Obama, since the Dems would be seen as the ones who could manage the damaged economy, and since McCain quite likely would be unable to prevent himself from making anti-Iran noises signalling that his response would be another damn war.

But perhaps all Charlie Black was really saying was "We own the corporate media, and if anything remarkable happens, our media will take the opportunity to spin it our way." That is hard to argue with, at least if you read the Washington Post (Motto: "We brought you this damn war and we still don't get it!")

Posted by: Larry Yates | June 24, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

If you think bombing our way to a safe life is the answer, grab a gun and join the military.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 4:57 PM

That's knida funny... I've been in the Military and I love this Country!

What I fear most is the sacrifices that I've made and the troops fighting this WAR have made will be in vein. I don't believe SURRENDER is an option.

I also don't believe that when someone attacks us we should stand by at let it happen again.

Well, like Clinton did in WTC attack 1 and the USS Cole.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS NOT ABOUT IRAQ.

Posted by: Former Marine | June 24, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Black made a stupid awkward comment but most thinking Americans realize exactly what he was saying; if something happens between now and the election it will shock people back to reality of what is at stake here. This was the same logic behind Senator Clinton's much attacked "3AM Call" ad during the primary. Whom do you trust?

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 5:00 PM

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This is what thinking Americans believe...In God We Trust

We now will trust the McCain campaign to use fear, not trust, as the one hope for the White House.

Posted by: Al | June 24, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Senator Obama has run a brilliant and non-conventional campaign but now that he has won the nomination, his campaign team is acquiring some bad habits, specifically the well practiced and too oft used tactic of pouncing immediately on an opponent't faux pas, issuing a flurry of press releases and talking points to spin the news cycle and launching an army of surrogates to parrot the party line on cable news shows. Instead of setting the pace and defining the race, Senator Obama's campaign has settled into a traditional model and that does not bode well for his chances in the general election where Republicans are masters of the status quo.

Charles Black's recent misstep where he, in a moment of candor, stated that a terrorist attack prior to the election would accrue to Senator McCain's benefit was immediately characterized as "shameful" by the Obama team and his stafff and spokespeople pilloried Black and Senator McCain. For what purpose? To gain a momentary advantage in the news cycle; to put McCain off his message of energy efficiency; or simply to play the game the way most Americans have come to expect and loathe?

Obama and his team should have spent the time and energy expended bashing Mr. Black on more important and less self evident truths; you know, that Mr. Obama is not going to rear back in horror if, God forbid, we were to experience a terrorist attack on his watch as President; or that Senator Obama has some real and practical ideas for an energy policy other than extolling the virutues of "alternative energy sources" like bio fuels, wind and solar which all sound great but which have about as much chance of becoming viable in my lifetime as I have of winning the Power Ball lottery.

I was attracted to Senator Obama because I believed he, among all the candidates, has the best chance of tearing up the playbook and truly forcing change. The more we see of him and his team, the more I am led to believe he is morphing into a normal candidate and normal campaign. We need and should expect more than a campaign of dueling press releases and "gotcha" politics; that is why we are in the mess we are in.

Charlie Black pulled the trigger on his mouth and shot himself in the foot. The media did a great job of covering this mistake and putting it into perspective. We did not need Senator Obama and his campaign to react Pavlovian and issue a press releaes drawing our attention to the incident.

Posted by: robert bell | June 24, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse


HILLARY'S SUPPORTERS ARE KEEPING THE HEAT ON OBAMA

OVER THE WAY HE PLAYED THE GAME


DIRTY ROTTEN DC THUG POLITICS

WITH THE ROVIAN RAT DEMOCRATS BASHING AND BAD MOUTHING OUR BEST CANDIDATE


WE WILL NOT FORGET THEM OR WHAT THEY DID AND WHAT THEY SAID


THE INVISIBLE 50% WILL NOT BE TURNING OUT IN NOVEMBER


WHY?

NOT HILLARY


WE SAW THEIR NASTY AWFUL ROVIAN WAYS


THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP CAN BLAME THEMSELVES


IT'S TOTALLY THIER BOYS CLUB PUPPET CRUSADE THAT IS THE REASON HE WILL LOSE


THUGS AND SUPER THUGS


NOVEMBER = NOBAMA


WHO SAYS SO?


SMALL TOWN BITTER WHITE FOLK


Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Black made a stupid awkward comment but most thinking Americans realize exactly what he was saying; if something happens between now and the election it will shock people back to reality of what is at stake here. This was the same logic behind Senator Clinton's much attacked "3AM Call" ad during the primary. Whom do you trust?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

But wait, this was Pres. Kennedy... I thought the Dems knew it all...!

Posted by: page1
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Don't call these fools Dems. The real Dems want vote for McCain if you persist. Call them Obamanites, Obamanuts, Obamafools or Brownies.

I will tell you before you ask. Brownie is the name I gave to those vicious Obamanuts who had their noses so far up Obama's butt that it caused them to have that crappy, vile, and venomous attitude toward Hillary and her supporters. Looks like the affliction has carried over to McCain. Not all Obama supporters are Brownies. Some are just confused and fell for him when he said "Hello I'm Barack Obama" His words sound so "pur-tee" the just fell. Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Chief | June 24, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

So now we have it. Fear, terror, the loss of innocent lives, and physical harm to our citizens are the workable strategies needed by the McCain camp to win the election. I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't even want to be on a team who even thinks this way. If this is their only way to win, I don't want to win. Who in the world would want to base his presidential win on the blood of innocent everyday Americans? The thing about these campaigns is that the candidates and their teams are faced with the crucible, and in the process of meeting the crucible their true selves are revealed.

Posted by: Ellie | June 24, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Making excuses for them. I didn't say it was right, by any means. You have to be pretty sick to kill children to prove a point. Why don't you post the reasons why they said they did it. What did we do when we were pushed into a corner and had to fight for our country. I don't recall anyone calling us terrorists. We have the largest military in the world, what do they have, pea shooters. If China over ran this country what would you do to get it back. When you post the reasons they did all those killings we can talk more. I am not supporting the terrorists that are killing to convert the world to Islam. If you believe that everything going on in the Middle East is on the up and up your way out of touch. All i'm saying is that we shouldn't be taking sides, and people should be treated fair. If you think bombing our way to a safe life is the answer, grab a gun and join the military.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Larry,

Brilliant.

For fun why not add "Radical" to the name... Radical Muslims for McCain.

Maybe a new 527?

Posted by: Al | June 24, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Re this piece's title, talk about "The pot calling the kettle (please insert politically correct option)!" Of course, considering McCain's "campaign," why is it surprising that he has a mental midget on board? The "Straight Talk Express" per se already has driven away the show business, academe and consenting-adult voting masses, not to speak of the media that he thought adored him. Now that Obama has insulted the Muslims, maybe McCain should organize a "Muslims for McCain" group. That'll be a biggie.

Posted by: Larry R. Lugnut III | June 24, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

McCain: "My wish for America, terrorist please come and kill a few thousand Americans so that I can be President. Terrorist, trust me, I will not hunt you down. Don't trust me, Osama Bin Laden is still alive. Trust me now?"

Posted by: McCain is a DISGRACE | June 24, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

The issue is not what Black said was right or wrong -- but it reveals the demented sick political logic that drives and motivates the ruinous, deceiful campaign of warmonger MCCAIN.

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Kinda like the demented sick logic that drives Baby Obama's vile and venomous racial campaign. Right. Crying racism before it is even used by your opponent and you have been the only one to use racism in either campaign. Low life of the highest degree.

Cry Baby Obama. Wussy. Bless his heart

Reckon he will ever grow up. He still uses the sneaky finger. Heh heh

Posted by: Chief | June 24, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Da, Pearl Harbor was part of a real war. What does that have to do with murder for oil.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 4:23 PM
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That's right, because 911 and the WAR on terror isn't real...

And no you idiot; this has nothing to do with Iraq.

Posted by: JohnW | June 24, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Now that Charlie Black has told us how John McCain can win the election perhaps he can inform the voters why McCain is in good enough health to be president if he is receiving $59,000 a year from the Veterans Administration for a 100% disability judgement.

Recently released medical records by McCain's campaign (physical but not not psychological) claim he is in great health. What is the truth?

Also, maybe McCain can explain why he voted against a bill that would have increased both financial and medical benefits for veterans while posing as a veteran's best friend?

Something stinks here. Maybe the scource of the stench is McCain, in the Senate, has a voting record of 100% for Bush's policies in 2007.

Instead of a maverick a little research reveals McCain to be just another Bush republican!

Posted by: Bill Appelhans | June 24, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Black did make a pretty bad slip but I hope that it came in time to make the McCain campaign realize that America doesn't want to invite any form of terrorism. What he should first care about is the people, their lives. War kills, and takes away. There is no sense. I'm all for Obama. If you want to help himout, check out WhyObama08.org

Posted by: G Green | June 24, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Arron | June 24, 2008 4:10 PM

If Mr. Black = Mr. McCain then...

Rev. Wrong = Mr. Obama

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The fallacy of your argument is that Rev Wrong [sic] is not on Senator Obama's campaign staff, now or in the past. Charlie Black IS McShame's chief political adviser.

Want to try again?

Posted by: Roofelstoon | June 24, 2008 4:18 PM
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Sure- Mr. Obama attend a Church for 20 years and was married by a pastor that, well, let's let Rev Wright explain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hPR5jnjtLo

Posted by: Arron | June 24, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Iraq had everything to do with 9,11. Our government blew up three buildings to sell us on a war that was really for oil.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey MikeD
Get a life idiot.
IRAQ had nothing to do with 911.
We never should have invaded Iraq.
Why can't you stupid republicans admit you were played for fools.

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 4:15 PM
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Did I ever link terrorism to Iraq? No, I didn't. Go back and READ. I understand you have been brain washed by the democrats and the media.

We're in a war - Right or wrong - we're in a war.

The right war = Terrorism

The wrong war = Iraq

But guess what my ill-informed friend; we have to deal with both of them. Just like Kennedy and LBJ left the country hanging in Vietnam, we need someone who has EXPERIENCE and LEADERSHIP to get us out of Iraq correctly - not surrender.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Mr. National Security's (McCain) adviser said the death of Americans will put Mr. National Security in office. Way to go. My guess is whoever votes for McCain in November will be signing his/her death warrant.

Posted by: I want to be safe | June 24, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Roofelstoon you're right. he was obama's spiritual advisor. not sure which is worst.

Posted by: gskrptr | June 24, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Do you ever stop and wonder why we have all these terrorist problems? What an idiot question! Because we are stealing oil indeed! What were the Spanish doing when they blew up their train station. How about the Aussies in Bali? What was the latest excuse when they shot up the 1972 Olympics, Pan American 101, the embassys in Kenya, our embassy in Iran, the Marine barracks in Libya,the hijacked airplane when they killed Navy diver Stethem.
You make me sick making excuses for these savages.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Da, Pearl Harbor was part of a real war. What does that have to do with murder for oil.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Arron | June 24, 2008 4:10 PM

If Mr. Black = Mr. McCain then...

Rev. Wrong = Mr. Obama

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The fallacy of your argument is that Rev Wrong [sic] is not on Senator Obama's campaign staff, now or in the past. Charlie Black IS McShame's chief political adviser.

Want to try again?

Posted by: Roofelstoon | June 24, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Hey MikeD
Get a life idiot.
IRAQ had nothing to do with 911.
We never should have invaded Iraq.
Why can't you stupid republicans admit you were played for fools.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

EXPERIENCE, Is John McCain the one on the front line going into battle. The only thing John McCain knows how to do, is pick up the phone and send other people's children to war. You can bet your life it will be for all the wrong reasons. Like Obama said, "The straight talk express has lost some wheels."

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This kinda sounds like Bush and the WMD argument that the Dems keep talking about...

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/06/what_the_president_didnt_know.html

But wait, this was Pres. Kennedy... I thought the Dems knew it all...!

Posted by: page1 | June 24, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The reason I call him "McBush" is that he's going to give us 4 more years of the same[stuff] we've had shoved down our throats the last 8 years.

Posted by: Mike Dooley | June 24, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If Mr. Black = Mr. McCain then...

Rev. Wrong = Mr. Obama

Posted by: Arron | June 24, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

The bottomline is that: Can Obama handle a crisis? That's a big question on people's mind. Indeed, we have to think, and think, and think it through before we vote.

Posted by: GY | June 24, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Ivete and Marcello. What idiots!

Posted by: nic | June 24, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The two worst attacks on American soil have come under Republican Presidents (Reagan and Bush).

Posted by: Ron | June 24, 2008 3:05
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Hey Ron, did you forget about Pear Harbor...? FDR- Democrat.

Posted by: Eric78 | June 24, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Of course they are going to continue to pound on Black, what else have they got?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.!!

Posted by: jihadalready | June 24, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse


Well, the remark is true, so what's the problem? Oh, the truth. So unPC.

It's Obama that's doing the fear-mongering here, just like he played the race card and blamed it on Clinton. What a hypocrite. Is this the best we can do in this country?

Posted by: Chicago1 | June 24, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Do you ever stop and wonder why we have all these terrorist problems. When you bomb a country to steal their oil, do you expect these people to sit around and do nothing. When you help Israel steal Palestinian land for the last fifty years do you expect those people to sit around and do nothing. All you have to do is treat people with respect, and 99% of our terrorist problems will go away. Do you really think our government is looking out for our best interest. Look how much it cost's us to fight these people. If our leaders were looking out for us it would cost nothing to fight terrorism. Why don't you look at things from your own point of view, and don't pay attention to anything the media has to say.

Posted by: HemiHead | June 24, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't McCain and his fanatic fans -- be rightnow fighting in Vietnam - against his captors -- or was Vietnam invasion and occupation anathor ruinous criminal enterprice like IRAQ ???
Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:44 PM
That's right Raj, because LBJ and Kennedy did a great job in Vietnam!!!!!!

McCain has EXPERIENCE when it comes to Democrats fighting a war.

We are forced to SURRENDER because of failed policies.

The surge is working in Iraq and NO ONE can say otherwise. McCain pushed for the surge and has stood by it. Now that it's working, were going to put a President into the White House will make the United States SURRENDER again!

Posted by: MikeD | June 24, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

What branch of the armed services did Obama serve? Or was he a member of the Ivy League ROTC like Bush?

Posted by: Peanut | June 24, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Black is black and the problems, many self imposed by the likes of Jessee Jackson and Sharpton, will continue to plague and haunt the black community until they join the American people and not keep wanting to be identified seprately. God help this country should Obama be elected, but, it would be just as bad to have McCain, depending on his running mate!!!!!

Posted by: bill peck | June 24, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Aaron i was trying to find out which post you were referring to, so i could see your point better but it's a pretty long blog.

Posted by: gskrptr | June 24, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Facinating to see the neo-conned walking in herd-like fashion behind Black.

Bush says "we are safer than before 9/11".
McCain says "that is because we are fighting them on their soil".
Obama says "we are less safe now".

Black says "if we are attacked (here on our "safer" soil), it will help McCain"?

I guess connecting the dots is something the neo-conned are not capable of performing - without Rush and Laura and Sean telling them how to do it.

Posted by: Al | June 24, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Ziggy1, oh please. You're engaged in selective reading if you only see the left doing that. Besides, I don't blame them. After 7 years of being called unpatriotic terrorist lovers and made subject to other "sophisticated" "debate" techniques, can you really blame them?

It is funny though that you have taken on a high society country club tone in light of Karl Rove's recent comments about Obama and country clubs. Personally, I rarely get down and dirty with the bad language, but I've got friends in low places so I'm not about to throw stones over language, when those people had nothing to do with the deaths of thousands of our soldiers in a war based on lies.

It says a lot more about people who can blindly support a war that kills 50,000 people based on lies and never admit they were wrong or that the war was wrong, yet complain about other peoples bad language like that is somehow worse. That says a lot about such people's level of sophistication and indeed, complete inability to think for themselves.

Posted by: Benjamin | June 24, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

John W Racist, please explain how electing President Obama would be a "surrender to radical Islam."

you must be among the 50.5% of idiots in this country who gave us Dumbya.

Posted by: Todd | June 24, 2008 2:42 PM
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Radical Islam isn't a problem in the world... Right?

By saying so automatically makes me racists... Right?

You're immature, ignorant and foolish. My comment had nothing to do with Barack Obama, but apparently I hit a soft stop in his character and yours.

WE MUST PROCTECT OURSELVES FROM THIS THREAT.

Obama lacks the experience to defend this country and if YOU can prove otherwise, let me know.


Posted by: JohnW | June 24, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

LMAO @ nonsensical posters using politically correct language for black Americans in the same sentence as they reveal their racist thoughts.

Posted by: Aaron | June 24, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

If Obama wants to hold McCain accountable for something his stupid adviser said, then it is only fair that we hold Obama accountable for everything his pastor of 20 years said, including his "God d*mn America" remarks!

Posted by: Rees | June 24, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

That's leadership for you. First he offers us the placebo effect as energy policy talking about how offshore drilling will help prices today through psychology, then his campaign aid reveals the terrorist attack campaign strategy.

Now I'm waiting for him to announce his hope that a giant asteroid made entirely of ice will strike the earth and solve the issue of global warming.

Posted by: Benjamin | June 24, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

What I've noticed most in reading the commentarys on these blogs is the manner in which the left I assume democrats use vile and dispicable language to criticize those with whom they disagree with. Its almost as if they are children whose feelings have been hurt and the only way they know how to retaliate is by lashing out with name calling such as inferring someone has rabies because they don't agree with their opinion. There is definitely a lack of sophistication, however, one must consider the source

Posted by: Ziggy 1 | June 24, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

we voted for Obama in the primary but have since been turned from him...not saying that McCain is the best but is much better than Obama...

And remember we did vote for him at first but now wish he never got our vote...

Wake up and take off the blinders

Posted by: nobama | June 24, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

If Obama wants to hold McCain accountable for something his stupid adviser aid, then it is only fair that we hold Obama accountable for everything his pastor of 20 years said, including his "God d*mn America" remarks!

Posted by: Rees | June 24, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Plain and simple: McCain's guy is doing what he has to in order for his boss to win the election. He made a wild, baseless comment because he knows that the pundits will discuss it for the next few weeks. Let's face it, the republicans can't win an election on past performance.

They've had plenty of time and clout to make abortion and gay marriage illegal, and yet those things are still legal (depending upon where you live).

They've had plenty of time & clout to reduce government spending, but the waste just gets bigger.

They've had plenty of time & clout to make America safe, and yet we are not.

It's time for America to wake up and realize that these are only campaign year values for the republican party. Vote Libertarian! Bob Barr for President!

Posted by: Dark Coffee | June 24, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Are the hostages back from Iran yet?

Obama=Carter

Posted by: Peanuts | June 24, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

you know all the obama lovers like to refer to mccain as mc'whatever'. As an american who's last name starts with 'Mc', I find it very offensive. Is this the type of change obama and his naive bigoted supporters bring? If so, then say it to my face!!!

Posted by: amac | June 24, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Black has issued an open invitation to terrorists worldwide -- PLEASE ATTACK US (We Need The Votes!)

Now that's some Straight Talk!

Posted by: Roofelstoon | June 24, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

If the Obama supporters want to refer to McCain as MCbush, thats perfectly fine. Lets not cry foul when McCain supporters refer to Hussien as Jimrak Ocarterama

Posted by: Ziggy 1 | June 24, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I also think its important for the candidates to debate where they stand on foreign policy and all of the issues. Unfortunately, one candidate by the name of Obama is reluctant to debate unless its on the 4th of July when there will be a national audience of 5 people, or unless there is a prescripted format where Obama will not put his foot in his mouth as he's done in the past.

Posted by: Ziggy 1 | June 24, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Marcello & Ivete - get over your low self esteem and misinformation and get used to President Obama.

As stated in the news...

"The general consistency of Obama's policy views--with an occasional bald deviation, as on the public funding of his campaign--is a contrast to John McCain's erratic shape-shifting. McCain opposed the Bush tax cuts as skewed toward the rich, and unsustainable; now he wants to extend them forever. He co-sponsored a relatively humane immigration bill; now he disowns it. He deplored the torture of detainees at Guantánamo; now he attacks the Supreme Court's decision granting them the constitutional right to challenge in federal court their continued detention as "one of the worst decisions in the history of this country."

"Sen. Obama told how he was raised by a single mother and his grandmother, who made sacrifices to support their family. He told them that Sen. McCain opposed legislation earlier this year that would have made it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination. Obama supported the bill."

"McCain has said he supports equal pay for women but had said the measure would lead to more lawsuits."

Yes We Can!

Posted by: ob08 | June 24, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Judging from some of these posts, it looks like McCain has a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting the segment of voters who have untreated rabies.
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At least we're not Brownies. Rather be hydrophobic any day.


Posted by: Chief | June 24, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Hey Marcello and Ivette:
You wrote your diatribe as a singular entity but signed two names???????
How is Senator Obama not elegible to run for president?
How would you change the electoral process to prevent someone like him, an African-American, from running?

Posted by: Mike Dooley | June 24, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

The issue is not what Black said was right or wrong -- but it reveals the demented sick political logic that drives and motivates the ruinous, deceiful campaign of warmonger MCCAIN.

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I think Marcelo and Ivette need to move to Cuba...they might feel better about themselves.

Posted by: eww | June 24, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Baby Obama

Posted by: Chief | June 24, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

The two worst attacks on American soil have come under Republican Presidents (Reagan and Bush). Not to mention the unsolved, and apparently forgotten by the Right, anthrax attacks, killing only one less American than WTC1.
The worst miltary failures have come under Republicans-Reagan, Bush2 and "Peace with honorable mention" Nixon. The biggest victories under Wilson, FDR and Clinton (Kosovo).
Given their record of surrender in Viet nam, cutting and running in Lebanon and failed leadership in Iraq and afghanistan, how can anybody seriously consider Republicans fit to run anything other than a used car lot?

Posted by: Ron | June 24, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Black didn't say anything that wasn't true and that hasn't already been said by countless commentators. Obama's campaign try to make a a big deal about it because they're trying to get the focus off of Obama since most everything being said about him is negative. And rightly so.
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We are arguing a moot point here. The terrorist groups all support Obama. They're not going to attack and ruin his chances.

Let's talk about Obama using the race card in his speech, saying the Repubs would say what he was saying. Now that is divisive and destructive for this country. This guy will do or say anything to win.
Uniter my butt.

Posted by: Chief | June 24, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey Marcello and Ivette - You only have to hit the submit button once.
Also, your CAPS LOCK key is stuck.
Oh, and by the way, you're as delusional as Bush-Cheney-McBush

Posted by: Mike Dooley | June 24, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Judging from some of these posts, it looks like McCain has a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting the segment of voters who have untreated rabies.

Posted by: Patrick | June 24, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

When are we going to talk about McBush's, er, McCain's indirect ties to the rightwing nutcase John Birch Society?

McCain's Godfather, Barry Goldwater, who BTW, hand-picked McCain to succeed him as Senator from Arizona, was shacked up in bed with that group of racist, xenophobic nuts.

If guilt by association is good enough for Obama, then it's good enough for McCain.

So let's talk.

Posted by: ceefer66 | June 24, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

When are we going to talk about McBush's, er, Mcain's indirect tiers to the rightwing nutcase John Birch Society?

McCain's Godfather, Barry Goldwater, who BTW, hand-picked McCain to succeed him as Senator from Arizona, was shacked up in bed with that group of racist, xenophobic nuts.

If guilt by association is good enough for Obama, then it's good enough for McCain.

So let's talk.

Posted by: ceefer66 | June 24, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

IRAQ was among the few secular countries in middle east under Hussain. Al-Qaida and Radical Islam is a product of Saudi-Arabia-Pakistan. Jihadi terrorism did not have any roots in Iraq under Saddam

Even an Idiot like Bush and a spineless warmonger like McCain must have known that in 2002 and should know it NOW.

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

JeffP is exactly right; McBush is a senile old fool.
He forgot to add that most of his staff is too.

Posted by: Mike Dooley | June 24, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, I AM DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF THE USA. THAT´S WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT THE ELECTION OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AS AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! AS A MATTER OF FACT, I CAN´T UNDERSTAND WHY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES WANT TO BLACKMALE THE AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WANT TO JEOPARDIZE THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE ELECTION OF A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT FELLOW.

IT IS NEVER RIGHT TO ELECT A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT CANDIDATE. WHAT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN REALLY MEANS TO THE WORLD? I AM SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER (OR AT LEAST GUESS IT)! YOU WILL SURELY FEEL SORRY AND DISAPPOINTED FOR THE INCOMING EVENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE USA NOW.

HOW COME WE DIDN´T REALIZE YET THAT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CAN´T BE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT? HOW COME WE ALLOW AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? ARE WE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMERICAN FUTURE´S ROLE IN THE WORLD? ARE WE REALLY AWARE THAT THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA WOULD BE A POLITICAL DISASTER NOT ONLY FOR THE USA BUT ALSO FOR THE WORLD?

AS A MATTER OF FACT, OBAMA IS JUST DRIVEN BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SELFISH HIDDEN INTERESTS WHILE MISS HILLARY CLINTON AND MR. JOHN MCCAIN REMAIN AS THE ONLY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY CANDIDATES WHO DESERVE TO REPRESENT AND TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD!

THE THREE MOST CONCERNING PROBLEMS FACED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY NOW ARE EXACTLY THE SAME THREE MAIN ISSUES TO BE TACKLED BY THE NEXT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. HE WILL NEED TO COPE WITH THESE PROBLEMS AND TO SOLVE THEM IN THE SHORTEST TERM IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN POLITICAL, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL GROUND IN THE WORLD! THESE PROBLEMS ARE:

1) THE NATO´S FINAL COALITION VICTORY AGAINST THE MUSLIM TERRORISM NETWORK IN THE WORLD; ISLAMIC REMAINING ENEMIES WILL HAVE TO BE KEPT UNDER SEVERE AND TOUGH CONTROL BY NATO´S MILITARY FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN, IN IRAQ AND IN THE STRATEGIC MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF CYPRUS;

2) A NEW AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY IN ORDER TO STOP THE ILLEGAL REMITTANCE OF AMERICAN GOODS AND MONEY ABROAD PERFORMED AS AN OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE BY LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS, IN ORDER TO PUNISH AND TO BANISH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER IMMIGRANTS FROM COMING TO THE USA;

3) THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE NAFTA AS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE AMERICAN TRADE AGREEMENT. BY THE WAY, MERCOSUR REPRESENTS THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFTIST CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE MERCOSUR MEMBERS ARE UNITED WITH VENEZUELA, WITH CUBA, WITH BOLIVIA, WITH ECUADOR JUST TO CHALLENGE THE AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, TO THREAT THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AND TO REPLACE THE NAFTA BY MERCOSUR AS IF MERCOSUR COULD BE RECOGNIZED AS AN AMERICAN RELIABLE, QUALIFIED AND LEGITIMATE TRADE AGREEMENT! THAT´S WHY CASTRO, CHÁVEZ, MORALES, CORREA AND LULA WILL REMAIN ARROGANT, DEFIANT AND REVENGEFUL AGAINST THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD. THAT´S WHY THE POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL KEY TO WIN THIS COMMERCIAL BATTLE IN AMERICA IS THE NAFTA´S GROWTH AND EXPANSION THROUGH AN AMERICAN / MEXICAN TOUGH, SEVERE AND DEMANDING POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE AGAINST MERCOSUR´S CONSPIRACY.
THE NAFTA HAS TO BE A STRONG AND POWERFUL COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (W.T.O.)!
DEAR PRESIDENT, I MAKE A STRONG APPEAL FOR EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN; AS FAR AS WE ALREADY KNOW WE ALL NEED TO GET RID OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, TO GET FREE FROM LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS AND TO GET AWAY WITH OBAMA!
PLEASE, LET´S JOIN THE SAME COMMON EFFORT ON KEEPING THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN THE RIGHT FAST TRACK NOW! WE NEED TO FIGHT TOGETHER IN ORDER TO REMAIN UNITED ON STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD! OTHERWISE IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO REACT AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE TROUBLED BY AN UNBEARABLE GOVERNMENT FROM NOW ON!

DOES BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA STAND FOR CHANGE? YES, SURE BUT CHANGE FOR WORSE!!! AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS IS NOT LEGITIMATE BECAUSE THE CANDIDATE OBAMA IS NOT EITHER QUALIFIED OR ELIGIBLE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO CHANGE IS THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS THAT ALLOWS SOMEONE LIKE HIM TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NATION IN THE WORLD.

Posted by: Marcello and Ivete | June 24, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, I AM DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF THE USA. THAT´S WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT THE ELECTION OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AS AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! AS A MATTER OF FACT, I CAN´T UNDERSTAND WHY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES WANT TO BLACKMALE THE AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WANT TO JEOPARDIZE THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE ELECTION OF A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT FELLOW.

IT IS NEVER RIGHT TO ELECT A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT CANDIDATE. WHAT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN REALLY MEANS TO THE WORLD? I AM SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER (OR AT LEAST GUESS IT)! YOU WILL SURELY FEEL SORRY AND DISAPPOINTED FOR THE INCOMING EVENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE USA NOW.

HOW COME WE DIDN´T REALIZE YET THAT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CAN´T BE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT? HOW COME WE ALLOW AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? ARE WE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMERICAN FUTURE´S ROLE IN THE WORLD? ARE WE REALLY AWARE THAT THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA WOULD BE A POLITICAL DISASTER NOT ONLY FOR THE USA BUT ALSO FOR THE WORLD?

AS A MATTER OF FACT, OBAMA IS JUST DRIVEN BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SELFISH HIDDEN INTERESTS WHILE MISS HILLARY CLINTON AND MR. JOHN MCCAIN REMAIN AS THE ONLY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY CANDIDATES WHO DESERVE TO REPRESENT AND TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD!

THE THREE MOST CONCERNING PROBLEMS FACED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY NOW ARE EXACTLY THE SAME THREE MAIN ISSUES TO BE TACKLED BY THE NEXT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. HE WILL NEED TO COPE WITH THESE PROBLEMS AND TO SOLVE THEM IN THE SHORTEST TERM IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN POLITICAL, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL GROUND IN THE WORLD! THESE PROBLEMS ARE:

1) THE NATO´S FINAL COALITION VICTORY AGAINST THE MUSLIM TERRORISM NETWORK IN THE WORLD; ISLAMIC REMAINING ENEMIES WILL HAVE TO BE KEPT UNDER SEVERE AND TOUGH CONTROL BY NATO´S MILITARY FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN, IN IRAQ AND IN THE STRATEGIC MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF CYPRUS;

2) A NEW AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY IN ORDER TO STOP THE ILLEGAL REMITTANCE OF AMERICAN GOODS AND MONEY ABROAD PERFORMED AS AN OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE BY LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS, IN ORDER TO PUNISH AND TO BANISH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER IMMIGRANTS FROM COMING TO THE USA;

3) THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE NAFTA AS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE AMERICAN TRADE AGREEMENT. BY THE WAY, MERCOSUR REPRESENTS THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFTIST CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE MERCOSUR MEMBERS ARE UNITED WITH VENEZUELA, WITH CUBA, WITH BOLIVIA, WITH ECUADOR JUST TO CHALLENGE THE AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, TO THREAT THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AND TO REPLACE THE NAFTA BY MERCOSUR AS IF MERCOSUR COULD BE RECOGNIZED AS AN AMERICAN RELIABLE, QUALIFIED AND LEGITIMATE TRADE AGREEMENT! THAT´S WHY CASTRO, CHÁVEZ, MORALES, CORREA AND LULA WILL REMAIN ARROGANT, DEFIANT AND REVENGEFUL AGAINST THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD. THAT´S WHY THE POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL KEY TO WIN THIS COMMERCIAL BATTLE IN AMERICA IS THE NAFTA´S GROWTH AND EXPANSION THROUGH AN AMERICAN / MEXICAN TOUGH, SEVERE AND DEMANDING POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE AGAINST MERCOSUR´S CONSPIRACY.
THE NAFTA HAS TO BE A STRONG AND POWERFUL COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (W.T.O.)!
DEAR PRESIDENT, I MAKE A STRONG APPEAL FOR EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN; AS FAR AS WE ALREADY KNOW WE ALL NEED TO GET RID OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, TO GET FREE FROM LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS AND TO GET AWAY WITH OBAMA!
PLEASE, LET´S JOIN THE SAME COMMON EFFORT ON KEEPING THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN THE RIGHT FAST TRACK NOW! WE NEED TO FIGHT TOGETHER IN ORDER TO REMAIN UNITED ON STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD! OTHERWISE IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO REACT AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE TROUBLED BY AN UNBEARABLE GOVERNMENT FROM NOW ON!

DOES BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA STAND FOR CHANGE? YES, SURE BUT CHANGE FOR WORSE!!! AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS IS NOT LEGITIMATE BECAUSE THE CANDIDATE OBAMA IS NOT EITHER QUALIFIED OR ELIGIBLE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO CHANGE IS THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS THAT ALLOWS SOMEONE LIKE HIM TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NATION IN THE WORLD.

Posted by: Marcello and Ivete | June 24, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, I AM DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF THE USA. THAT´S WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT THE ELECTION OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AS AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! AS A MATTER OF FACT, I CAN´T UNDERSTAND WHY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES WANT TO BLACKMALE THE AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WANT TO JEOPARDIZE THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE ELECTION OF A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT FELLOW.

IT IS NEVER RIGHT TO ELECT A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT CANDIDATE. WHAT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN REALLY MEANS TO THE WORLD? I AM SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER (OR AT LEAST GUESS IT)! YOU WILL SURELY FEEL SORRY AND DISAPPOINTED FOR THE INCOMING EVENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE USA NOW.

HOW COME WE DIDN´T REALIZE YET THAT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CAN´T BE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT? HOW COME WE ALLOW AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? ARE WE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMERICAN FUTURE´S ROLE IN THE WORLD? ARE WE REALLY AWARE THAT THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA WOULD BE A POLITICAL DISASTER NOT ONLY FOR THE USA BUT ALSO FOR THE WORLD?

AS A MATTER OF FACT, OBAMA IS JUST DRIVEN BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SELFISH HIDDEN INTERESTS WHILE MISS HILLARY CLINTON AND MR. JOHN MCCAIN REMAIN AS THE ONLY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY CANDIDATES WHO DESERVE TO REPRESENT AND TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD!

THE THREE MOST CONCERNING PROBLEMS FACED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY NOW ARE EXACTLY THE SAME THREE MAIN ISSUES TO BE TACKLED BY THE NEXT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. HE WILL NEED TO COPE WITH THESE PROBLEMS AND TO SOLVE THEM IN THE SHORTEST TERM IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN POLITICAL, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL GROUND IN THE WORLD! THESE PROBLEMS ARE:

1) THE NATO´S FINAL COALITION VICTORY AGAINST THE MUSLIM TERRORISM NETWORK IN THE WORLD; ISLAMIC REMAINING ENEMIES WILL HAVE TO BE KEPT UNDER SEVERE AND TOUGH CONTROL BY NATO´S MILITARY FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN, IN IRAQ AND IN THE STRATEGIC MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF CYPRUS;

2) A NEW AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY IN ORDER TO STOP THE ILLEGAL REMITTANCE OF AMERICAN GOODS AND MONEY ABROAD PERFORMED AS AN OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE BY LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS, IN ORDER TO PUNISH AND TO BANISH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER IMMIGRANTS FROM COMING TO THE USA;

3) THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE NAFTA AS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE AMERICAN TRADE AGREEMENT. BY THE WAY, MERCOSUR REPRESENTS THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFTIST CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE MERCOSUR MEMBERS ARE UNITED WITH VENEZUELA, WITH CUBA, WITH BOLIVIA, WITH ECUADOR JUST TO CHALLENGE THE AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, TO THREAT THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AND TO REPLACE THE NAFTA BY MERCOSUR AS IF MERCOSUR COULD BE RECOGNIZED AS AN AMERICAN RELIABLE, QUALIFIED AND LEGITIMATE TRADE AGREEMENT! THAT´S WHY CASTRO, CHÁVEZ, MORALES, CORREA AND LULA WILL REMAIN ARROGANT, DEFIANT AND REVENGEFUL AGAINST THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD. THAT´S WHY THE POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL KEY TO WIN THIS COMMERCIAL BATTLE IN AMERICA IS THE NAFTA´S GROWTH AND EXPANSION THROUGH AN AMERICAN / MEXICAN TOUGH, SEVERE AND DEMANDING POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE AGAINST MERCOSUR´S CONSPIRACY.
THE NAFTA HAS TO BE A STRONG AND POWERFUL COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (W.T.O.)!
DEAR PRESIDENT, I MAKE A STRONG APPEAL FOR EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN; AS FAR AS WE ALREADY KNOW WE ALL NEED TO GET RID OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, TO GET FREE FROM LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS AND TO GET AWAY WITH OBAMA!
PLEASE, LET´S JOIN THE SAME COMMON EFFORT ON KEEPING THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN THE RIGHT FAST TRACK NOW! WE NEED TO FIGHT TOGETHER IN ORDER TO REMAIN UNITED ON STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD! OTHERWISE IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO REACT AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE TROUBLED BY AN UNBEARABLE GOVERNMENT FROM NOW ON!

DOES BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA STAND FOR CHANGE? YES, SURE BUT CHANGE FOR WORSE!!! AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS IS NOT LEGITIMATE BECAUSE THE CANDIDATE OBAMA IS NOT EITHER QUALIFIED OR ELIGIBLE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO CHANGE IS THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS THAT ALLOWS SOMEONE LIKE HIM TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NATION IN THE WORLD.

Posted by: Ivete and Marcello | June 24, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, I AM DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF THE USA. THAT´S WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT THE ELECTION OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AS AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! AS A MATTER OF FACT, I CAN´T UNDERSTAND WHY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES WANT TO BLACKMALE THE AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WANT TO JEOPARDIZE THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE ELECTION OF A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT FELLOW.

IT IS NEVER RIGHT TO ELECT A JEREMIAH´S WRIGHT CANDIDATE. WHAT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN REALLY MEANS TO THE WORLD? I AM SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER (OR AT LEAST GUESS IT)! YOU WILL SURELY FEEL SORRY AND DISAPPOINTED FOR THE INCOMING EVENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE USA NOW.

HOW COME WE DIDN´T REALIZE YET THAT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CAN´T BE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT? HOW COME WE ALLOW AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? ARE WE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMERICAN FUTURE´S ROLE IN THE WORLD? ARE WE REALLY AWARE THAT THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA WOULD BE A POLITICAL DISASTER NOT ONLY FOR THE USA BUT ALSO FOR THE WORLD?

AS A MATTER OF FACT, OBAMA IS JUST DRIVEN BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SELFISH HIDDEN INTERESTS WHILE MISS HILLARY CLINTON AND MR. JOHN MCCAIN REMAIN AS THE ONLY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY CANDIDATES WHO DESERVE TO REPRESENT AND TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD!

THE THREE MOST CONCERNING PROBLEMS FACED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY NOW ARE EXACTLY THE SAME THREE MAIN ISSUES TO BE TACKLED BY THE NEXT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. HE WILL NEED TO COPE WITH THESE PROBLEMS AND TO SOLVE THEM IN THE SHORTEST TERM IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN POLITICAL, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL GROUND IN THE WORLD! THESE PROBLEMS ARE:

1) THE NATO´S FINAL COALITION VICTORY AGAINST THE MUSLIM TERRORISM NETWORK IN THE WORLD; ISLAMIC REMAINING ENEMIES WILL HAVE TO BE KEPT UNDER SEVERE AND TOUGH CONTROL BY NATO´S MILITARY FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN, IN IRAQ AND IN THE STRATEGIC MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF CYPRUS;

2) A NEW AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY IN ORDER TO STOP THE ILLEGAL REMITTANCE OF AMERICAN GOODS AND MONEY ABROAD PERFORMED AS AN OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE BY LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS, IN ORDER TO PUNISH AND TO BANISH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER IMMIGRANTS FROM COMING TO THE USA;

3) THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE NAFTA AS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE AMERICAN TRADE AGREEMENT. BY THE WAY, MERCOSUR REPRESENTS THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFTIST CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE MERCOSUR MEMBERS ARE UNITED WITH VENEZUELA, WITH CUBA, WITH BOLIVIA, WITH ECUADOR JUST TO CHALLENGE THE AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, TO THREAT THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AND TO REPLACE THE NAFTA BY MERCOSUR AS IF MERCOSUR COULD BE RECOGNIZED AS AN AMERICAN RELIABLE, QUALIFIED AND LEGITIMATE TRADE AGREEMENT! THAT´S WHY CASTRO, CHÁVEZ, MORALES, CORREA AND LULA WILL REMAIN ARROGANT, DEFIANT AND REVENGEFUL AGAINST THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD. THAT´S WHY THE POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL KEY TO WIN THIS COMMERCIAL BATTLE IN AMERICA IS THE NAFTA´S GROWTH AND EXPANSION THROUGH AN AMERICAN / MEXICAN TOUGH, SEVERE AND DEMANDING POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE AGAINST MERCOSUR´S CONSPIRACY.
THE NAFTA HAS TO BE A STRONG AND POWERFUL COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE IN ORDER TO STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (W.T.O.)!
DEAR PRESIDENT, I MAKE A STRONG APPEAL FOR EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN; AS FAR AS WE ALREADY KNOW WE ALL NEED TO GET RID OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, TO GET FREE FROM LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS AND TO GET AWAY WITH OBAMA!
PLEASE, LET´S JOIN THE SAME COMMON EFFORT ON KEEPING THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN THE RIGHT FAST TRACK NOW! WE NEED TO FIGHT TOGETHER IN ORDER TO REMAIN UNITED ON STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD! OTHERWISE IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO REACT AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE TROUBLED BY AN UNBEARABLE GOVERNMENT FROM NOW ON!

DOES BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA STAND FOR CHANGE? YES, SURE BUT CHANGE FOR WORSE!!! AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS IS NOT LEGITIMATE BECAUSE THE CANDIDATE OBAMA IS NOT EITHER QUALIFIED OR ELIGIBLE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO CHANGE IS THE AMERICAN ELECTION PROCESS THAT ALLOWS SOMEONE LIKE HIM TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NATION IN THE WORLD.

Posted by: Ivete and Marcello | June 24, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

VIETNAM : Does McCain support the RETREAT from Vietnam or does he plan to Invade and occupy VIETNAM in a farcical attemt to avenge the lives of 50,000 plus Americans lost ?

Does spineles WAR-MONGER McCain support the invasion and ocupation of IRAQ ?

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks Obama protests too much over this. I guess Black's comment strikes a nerve with him and has more truth than Obama wants to admit. Obama is the biggest crybaby I have ever seen run for president. God help us all if he gets elected. He is a whining, sniveling, naive, spoiled brat and is totally unprepared to occupy the office of President of the United States.

Posted by: obiewan | June 24, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

JohnW - I have concerns over both of them and their abilities on foreign policy and terrorism. Hopefully, their Homeland Security and NSC teams will have better judgement.

Posted by: gskrptr | June 24, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't McCain and his fanatic fans -- be rightnow fighting in Vietnam - against his captors -- or was Vietnam invasion and occupation anathor ruinous criminal enterprice like IRAQ ???

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

JohnW

do you really want this man to be your commander in chief ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c

Posted by: Songbird McCain | June 24, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

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I'll bet the terrortists can't wait to see Obama elected. America will fold to any radical whim.

I'm glad my grandfather died in WWII so I could see this county surrender to radical Islam.

Posted by: JohnW | June 24, 2008 2:21 PM
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too bad your grandfather sired children first.
John W Racist, please explain how electing President Obama would be a "surrender to radical Islam."

you must be among the 50.5% of idiots in this country who gave us Dumbya.

Posted by: Todd | June 24, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Research Flash : Atleast 30% of Americans ( mostly Republicans ) will vote on propogandist , politically deceitful and false issues of religion, homosexuality, abortion, flag etc above issues of good governance, economy, education etc.

Why blame thugs like Bush-McCain ?

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Black was NOT hoping for an attack to help McCain, as the obamanation tries to imply.
He was speaking honestly and not in the phony 'politically correct' manner that this election has been reduced to.
The fact is, and does remain that if, God forbid, the USA is attacked again it would help McCain immensely because people would want his skill and experience in these matters to respond appropriately. That's a
fact that even today's msnbc morning show unamimously acknowledged (and HRC did as well during the primary). Sometimes you've
got to tell it like it is.
And for the citizens that feel there is no threat to the USA, then don't worry about it; just keep avoiding the terribly obvious.

Posted by: Richinfla | June 24, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Black didn't say anything that wasn't true and that hasn't already been said by countless commentators. Obama's campaign try to make a a big deal about it because they're trying to get the focus off of Obama since most everything being said about him is negative. And rightly so.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Republicans view terror as just another card in their favor. If this country moved to really support democracy in the Middle East in places like Saudi Arabia that gave birth to Bin Laden and most of the 911 gang we wouldn't have so many wanting our heads.
On the flip side we can elect McCain, the same guy who as a baby would hold his breath till he passed out if he he didn't get what he wanted. The guy's a psycho. Even Pat Buchanan calls him "Bush on steroids."

Posted by: Doug | June 24, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see the McCain Stream Media bothers to even cover this...

They still won't mention McCain's campaign financing flip flop that happens to be illegal as well...

Posted by: Alex | June 24, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama's team may really want to focus on his campaign. Everyone in politics thinks what Charlie Black said is true- so focusing on it may not help Obama.

For Obama to win we need to focus on the economy and on domestic issues. If the focus stays on foreign policy and terrorism it becomes harder for Obama.

The issue of his staff asking two Muslim women not to be in camera view and uninviting the only Muslin Congressperson from a rally is something that shows up how hard it will be to walk a line for Obama. My understanding is that there are over 5 million Muslims in the US and I don't know how many of them vote but it is an issue.

I would like the Obama campaign to live up to its billing as a "change agent". So far they are not doing that. Support for FISA and flip-flop on public financing don't ring true as "change".

I am an Obama supporter and these things ring false to me.

Let's move the campaign to a positive plane and Obama can do that if he tries.

Posted by: concerned citizen | June 24, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

BUSH-MC-CAINS RUINOUS LIES - have ruined our country and imposed an additional trillion dollar of debt.
However - some dumb republicans will continue to worship Bush-McCain even if they accepted that they lies and deceived USA into a propogandist war.

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"The question, now, is how do we remain vigilant and not let the politicization of these issues divide the country, and not allow us to be less safe?"
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THAT is a very funny quote. How do we not politicize this, asks the man who is holding a conference call designed to politicize it.

Obama faux outrage is getting tiresome.

Posted by: Echo21 | June 24, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

JohnW - the war in Iraq had and still has nothing to do with 911 or terrorist attacks. The reason we went to war was because Bush CLAIMED they had WMD's. Later found not to be true. The reason HE went to war was for money.

Posted by: gskrptr | June 24, 2008 2:29 PM

Like I said, this presidential election has to do with who will do a better job protecting us from terrorists. Are you telling me 911 had nothing to do with terrorists?

Push Iraq aside for a minute (I know it's hard for you to see the big picture).

Who is more qualified to be commander and chief of the United States? An honest answer please.

Posted by: JohnW | June 24, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

no suprise coming from
Songbird McCain
sell off your country once....

Posted by: here we go again | June 24, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

John McCain in hot headed old fool with a mental problem and will be a dangerous man if elected President.

Posted by: Westexacan | June 24, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

JohnW - the war in Iraq had and still has nothing to do with 911 or terrorist attacks. The reason we went to war was because Bush CLAIMED they had WMD's. Later found not to be true. The reason HE went to war was for money.

Posted by: gskrptr | June 24, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Carter

Sounds Great!

Posted by: Hward | June 24, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Demagoguery, ruinous lies that have distorted USA = Republicans and McCain and Bush

Posted by: Raj | June 24, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Black is the embodiment of the Military-Industrial complex. He lobbys for every company that has an interest in long-term US military involvement in Iraq. Of course an attack would be good for McCain! Do I think that John McCain personally wants Al q'da to attack? No. But after the dust cleared, there are plenty of political and corporate vultures ready to make a few billion bucks at our expense.

Posted by: thebob.bob | June 24, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

All this shows that another Bush in office would drag this country even into a worse shape than it's ever been. God forbid McLain

Posted by: Morty W | June 24, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Maybe what Black meant was that another attack would benefit McCain no politically but financially (along with most of the high ranking GOP officials) since they all seem to have private financial ties with war-profiteering megaconglomorates..

Posted by: yyy | June 24, 2008 2:14 PM

Do you remember the WTC attacks...? Unbelievable.

There are people in this world the want to KILL US. UNDERSTAND.

This isn't an issue of who's right in Iraq, it which candidate will keep us ALIVE.

I'll bet the terrorists can't wait to see Obama elected. America will fold to any radical whim.

I'm glad my grandfather dies in WWII so I could see this county surrender to radical Islam.
Unbelivable.

There are people in this world the want to KILL US. UNDERSTAND.

This isn't an issue of who's right in Iraq, it which canidate will keep us ALIVE.

I'll bet the terrortists can't wait to see Obama elected. America will fold to any radical whim.

I'm glad my grandfather died in WWII so I could see this county surrender to radical Islam.

Posted by: JohnW | June 24, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Just say NObama.

Posted by: Dave | June 24, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Maybe what Black meant was that another attack would benefit McCain no politically but financially (along with most of the high ranking GOP officials) since they all seem to have private financial ties with war-profiteering megaconglomorates..

Posted by: yyy | June 24, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

The Truth. I know dems, it hurts.

It's funny to watch your hissy fit over a legitimate question and answer.

C-H-A-N-G-E= Rhetoric: not reality.

Posted by: MikeD | June 24, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

What Black said is not a terror tactic nor does it promote fear. It's just dumb. If anything, the real issue now is what if a terror attack actually happened? This would lead to theories that McCain was behind it to boost his ratings, etc due to what Black has said. Really, had Black kept his mouth shut, the answer to the question would be "Yes." But now???

Posted by: Laura | June 24, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone actually read the transcript? Again, the media lifted the quote and blew it out of proportion.

The guy is a political analysis and answered a direct question from the reporter. Nothing more.

Posted by: Eric78 | June 24, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Cheney, " So "

Posted by: Cheney | June 24, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I was going to say that it seems odd that there's no Republican responses to this.

Then I realized there's absolutely no way to defend this kind of speech, even among the truest believers.

Posted by: Marx Dudek | June 24, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

In response to " Question? Would McCain benefit from a terrorist attack before November? Answer honestly.",my honest answer is no, McCain will not benefit from a terrorist attack before November. Because voters perceive McCain as a senile extension of Bush and will take that attack as a further evidence of the failure of of Bush and his likes, thus not voting for Bush's likes.

Posted by: Dr. Yehia Badran | June 24, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Republicans benefit enormously from the "Be Afraid!!!" message constructed since Rove and Cheney (ok, and the mouthpiece of the greed machine, W) were inaugurated in 2001. Eisenhower, ironically a Republican of superior ethical standing, warned of the military and their ability to dominate our minds with incessant flag-waving and devour our incomes. The short of it is that if we're not kept afraid, we won't feed the machine...simple arithmetic and the Cheney-Rove machine knows it. Again, W is just a deer-in-the-headlights novice and Connecticut moneyed mouthpiece with a contrived Waco twang. "Mission accomplished."

Posted by: Steve M | June 24, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh, boohooing again, Mr Osama Obama???

Posted by: Mattie | June 24, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Fear, hate, C. Black, Dobson equal McCain. So, this the main opposition to Obama! Looks like the Republicans are losing ground at a fast pace.

Posted by: DenisR | June 24, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Yes, honestly the McCain campaign would benefit from a terrorist attack. So technically Black is right. However, to say so is disgusting. It preys on the fears of the American people and sends a signal to terrorists that they still hold a lot of sway over our politics.

Posted by: luke | June 24, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

to answer chief - it's unfortunate to say but most likely yes. but let's not give the govt any ideas...there's still some skepticism over 9-11.

Posted by: gskrptr | June 24, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans only know FEAR and HATE.

Expect both of those to be used often as we get closer to November.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

What's the difference between the real Bush and The McCloneBush?

Absolutely nothing, except one is a drug-addled alcoholic and the other is a senile old fool.

Posted by: jeffp | June 24, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse


Question? Would McCain benefit from a terrorist attack before November? Answer honestly.

Posted by: Chief | June 24, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Good for McBush and Black. They are showing their true colors early on in the campaign. Let's all give lots more money and time to OBAMA and the protectors of the American way.

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | June 24, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I am sick and tired of the Bush (and now McCain) fear tactics. Mr. Black has lobbying ties are of concern (reportedly including tyrants and dictators), his terroist attack comments are disqusting, and yet McCain refuses to get rid of him - a real sign to me that McCain is not at all about changing how things work.

Posted by: bernadette | June 24, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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