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By Anne E. Kornblut
After many months of emphasizing his crossover appeal, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign rolled out some actual Republican supporters today -- including former Iowa Rep. Jim Leach, a prominent moderate, who said foreign policy was part of his decision to switch sides.

"A lot of Republicans and independents are going to be attracted by his call for a new era," Leach said in a conference call with reporters.

Joining Leach on the call were Rita Hauser, a former White House intelligence adviser, and Lincoln Chafee, the former senator from Rhode Island. Leach pushed the idea of Sen. Chuck Hagel as Obama's running mate, saying the Nebraska Republican would bring a "wonderful balance to the ticket."

"I just hope he is considered," Leach said of Hagel.

Hauser said the candidates' responses to the recent conflict in Georgia demonstrated an important contrast -- with Obama's being preferable. "John McCain's was very bellicose. It was calling to kick Russia out of the G-8, ignoring all the strategic interests we have with Russia." Obama, she said, was "very firm in calling for [Russia] to withdraw" from Georgia, but did so with a diplomatic tone.

The Republican caucus for Obama is planning to launch a web site in the next few days that will provide information to non-Democrats considering voting for him.

Posted at 2:40 PM ET on Aug 12, 2008  | Category:  Barack Obama
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McCain voted over 90% of the time with (for) GW Bush's agenda. There is no better measure of how closely he is aligned with Bush. There is no greater measure of the fact that McCain would give us 4 more years of Bush policies (economic and foreign).

Even more telling is that for those other 5% of Bush policies, McCain has flip flopped on his position and now supports even more of what Bush set forth (e.g. was against the Bush tax cuts now is for them; was against off shore drilling, now is for it.)

Four more years of Bush is what McCain brings to the table. McCain is more of the same; a "Man Suck in the Past".

McCain lacks the vision and ideas needed to carry this nation into the second decade of the 21st century. Any voter willing to overlook this fact is doing it for other reasons.

Posted by: Vgirl1 | August 13, 2008 5:54 PM

Fox News is reporting that Colin Powell is set to endorse Barack Hussein Obama:

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/13/kristol-colin-powell-to-endorse-barack-obama/

Posted by: JakeD | August 13, 2008 5:24 PM

I am an Obamacan. I have been giving Obama meetings at my home and everything for the past six months. I have to take time to tend to the things I neglected while doing this but I wish all the newbie Obamacans well

Posted by: Carolyn Ann | August 13, 2008 4:44 PM

I thought there was to many Rino's in the party anyhow. Glad the liberal figured out what he was and moving over.

The Republican party even tho on the increase in numbers will loose because they forgot their base that are the campaigners and the new generation.

Liberals will not succeed with us, because we want the government to just leave us alone. Because anything they take charge of is always taking what is not there's and in name of votes give a portion back.

Like plan abcd medicare. They immediately got the votes got in and then found they lacked money and trashed the program. Typical liberals. I want freedom, I want my money, you thieves. It is not charity when it does not come from an individuals hands.

Posted by: charleydan | August 13, 2008 3:57 PM

Jim Leach, Lincoln Landslide Chafee, some woman I never heard of nad oh yeah, my landscape guy that lives down the street.

Formidable!

Question is will they be more or less reviled in their party than Lieberman is (rightfully) by Democrats.

Posted by: Paul | August 13, 2008 3:47 PM

Good for those Republicans!! I am going to a meeting tonight for Obama to see what I can do to help him get elected. My whole family will be there and it should prove to be very interesting.
I really hope more Republicans will vote for Obama and I have a feeling they will.

Posted by: Obama 08 | August 13, 2008 3:26 PM

Yes! We need those moderate Repubs to educate those American's that want another 4 years of Bush. God help us all!

Posted by: claudiatucsonaz | August 13, 2008 3:07 PM

You Repugs are despicable. After ruining our country for the past 8 years, you have the gall to support a turn-coat like McCain because you can use him as a puppet just like GW? You are the true traitors, the Un-Americans, the hate-mongers, the radicals that you warn the Dems about. Turn that mirror around and see yourselves!! There are no true Republicans anymore so, naturally, anyone who thinks will support Barack Obama. The rest of you have no agenda but to push our country further into ruin and degradation. Can't you see that the Republican agenda is an outline for how Osama Bin Laden said he would ruin and bankrupt our country? I think he will be laughing and rolling around in his cave if we are truly stupid enough to elect this senile hawk with broken wings.

Posted by: Linda | August 13, 2008 1:59 PM

"So, do you feel the same way about the 13% of Democrats that say they will support McCain, or is your support for thinking "beyond party lines" only for those that think the same way you do?"

Sure if these Democrats for McCain believed in McCain's stances on the issues, if McCain's stances indeed were/are IN LINE with the thoughts of these individuals first and foremost. I wouldn't buy it if certain ones supported a Democrat for specific reasons, and then totally flopped their entire platform, for totally different options than the Democrat they supported in the first place.

It is to my hope, yes, that Obama is supported enough to push through what a well blend of us think needs to happen. For me, it is not about being Democrat or Republican, it is about who is more aligned with my views. I am pleased to see that there are many others who share this view. I'm in for the good. Period.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 13, 2008 1:28 PM

Before anyone starts gushing with "irrational exuberance", to borrow a phrase from that stalwart pillar of elite rule, Alan Greenspan.....just let's ask ourselves this question: When the final tally is in, will there be more Democrats-for-McCain than there will be Republicans-for-Obama?

This is the SAME American electorate that voted George W Bush BACK into the White House in 2004!! THAT was AFTER the electorate had had 4 years to actually OBSERVE and UNDERSTAND what BUSH is really all about! And....the electorate said: "YEAH!! GIMME 4 MORE YEARS of THIS!!" So much for the American electorate! So much for "irrational exuberance"!

Posted by: Concerned Citizen | August 13, 2008 12:23 PM

Are some Americans stupids? Do they know what people all over the world are thinking about G.W.Bush and the Republicans who elected(???) this moron? Do they want more?
Chafee, Hagel, Leach and Hauser open their eyes, thanks God.

Posted by: brazilianRio | August 13, 2008 12:22 PM

My thanks to Jim Leach, a moderate Republican who represented the district of my hometown for many years. He ran an honorable campaign in 2006, losing to Dave Loebsock. When the RNC starting running nasty Rovian ads, Leach demanded they stop. He even threatened to caucus with the Democrats if the ads continued and he won. I'm not surprised that moderate Republicans are publicly supporting Obama. Welcome aboard, from this life-long Democrat and enthusiastic Obama supporter.

Posted by: jcvancamp | August 13, 2008 11:38 AM

Obama2008 wrote: "Wow! Go Republicans for Obama!! Barriers are breaking, and something else has emerged. I suppose we have common interests. This is great news, and I have even more hope in the near future. Way to go!! It is great when we can stand back and look at the entire picture as it is, and think beyond party lines, moreso about who is indeed IN LINE with what we think, as individuals, needs to happen."

So, do you feel the same way about the 13% of Demorcrats that say they will support McCain, or is your support for thinking "beyond party lines" only for those that think the same way you do?

Posted by: Quizzical | August 13, 2008 11:23 AM

Iclon wrote: "Plus others are just plain racist and will not vote for Obama merely because he is black."

So, what label would you pin on someone that votes FOR Obama "merely becasue he is black"?

Posted by: Quizzical | August 13, 2008 11:19 AM

Going to support this guy for president? You have got to be kidding.


Hope is alive: “America is—is no longer, uh, what it—it could be, what it was once was. And I say to myself, ‘I don’t want that future for my children’.” —Barack Obama

Posted by: John | August 13, 2008 11:05 AM

Thank you Republicans for Obama! It's good to see there are still some elected officials who actually think about the choices they make for our country, rather than just for their own chances at reelection. Welcome aboard! You won't be sorry.

Posted by: Susan | August 13, 2008 9:29 AM

Wow! Go Republicans for Obama!! Barriers are breaking, and something else has emerged. I suppose we have common interests. This is great news, and I have even more hope in the near future. Way to go!! It is great when we can stand back and look at the entire picture as it is, and think beyond party lines, moreso about who is indeed IN LINE with what we think, as individuals, needs to happen. I agree with these Republicans here.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 13, 2008 9:04 AM

I think when voters realize the breadth and depth of John McCain's voting record in the Senate they will see Obama for what he is, a callow partisan who seldom has an original thought.

Democrats can run ads implying that John McCain is a "Bush Republican" but that is a stretch. It is much easier for Republicans to hang Nancy Pelosi around Obama's neck. That is a much better fit.

Posted by: millerroberta | August 13, 2008 8:26 AM

The fact is, Mr. Magoo. . .er McCain HAS lost his bearings. His compass, moral and otherwise, need to be adjusted quickly.

Posted by: progressocrat | August 13, 2008 8:17 AM

I am a Republican, and to quote Paris Hilton, I am voting for the wrinkly white-haired guy.

He has the experience, the maturity, and the right conservative values to lead this country. I cannot imagine why a Republican would want to vote for Obama, no less actively support him.

Obama is part of the Pelosi crowd, and we all see how popular they are with the American voters.

Posted by: millerroberta | August 13, 2008 8:00 AM

Its good that the republicans for Obama are letting it known that they see Obama as the Only choice for American to move forward. Seeing John Mc Conn as a senile old old man on tv is an embarrassment for any repubi8can. I'm casting my ote for an intelligient god fearing democrat this time to lead this country forward and not backward another 30 years. Mc Conn is just too old and has old thoughts and is no in touch with todays problems. He wants war against russia for god sake.

Posted by: artaxxx1 | August 13, 2008 7:40 AM

Barack Obama could very well win this election but he is not going to get a significant percentage of Republicans voting for him. The notion that there are Obamacons is a myth. The Republicans forming this group are not influential. Former Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) is a politician from a bygone era and former Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) is to Republicans what Senator Joseph Leiberman is to Democrats. He was a lukewarm Republican at best. I am not familiar with Rita Hauser but the article says she was a former intelligence advisor so I guess she is probably angling for a similar job in an Obama Administration. It is really hard to get people to leave Washington, D.C. once they have worked there.

Posted by: danielhancock | August 13, 2008 1:11 AM

Are they opening a NY office. This lifelong NY Dem is disgusted w/ her party that even in the face of the revelations about her racist vicious campaign continues to support the Walmart Evita they forced on us in 2000.
Obama for President, King for Congress 2008
Bloomberg/Fuschillo for Governor/Senator. You get the picture.

Posted by: Miri NY | August 12, 2008 11:42 PM

McCain very well may get a higher percentage of Republicans than Obama gets of Democrats but that is because a) there are a lot less Rs than Ds now, b) lots of Rs will be staying at home this Nov4, c) a bunch of southern Ds are closet Rs, and d) Rs who want to vote for Obama are now Is.

Gallup has Obama up today by 7 points. And their methodology focuses on RVs not LVs, and they don't account for cellphone users, and the young vote and black vote are going to be historical. +40% for the young, +20% for the blacks. Todays polls use the old turnout demographic models. Obama's probably really up 10-12pts now.

McCain is going to get smoked. One Senate Republican's office said they weren't going to the "funeral" of the RNC. Not a lot of excitement for McCain. Hard core conservatives know that he'd raise taxes, and they know that if he wins then that means that a R candidate doesn't need the Cs. They can't have that... He's toast.

Posted by: JR, Boston | August 12, 2008 11:01 PM

jakeD is not me, I was the original Jake after JakeA shot himself in the head with a crossbow at a Ted Nugent concert. Not sure what happened to JakeC. But WaPo... please do something to stop JakeD from polluting the planet with his toxic waste. I have called the EPA and reported him.

Posted by: jakeB | August 12, 2008 10:31 PM

the dingo's ate my baby....

Posted by: jakeD's shadow | August 12, 2008 10:25 PM


ANGRIESTDOGINTHEWORLD
Call me a name.....quick, I'm going back to my workout
=================================

Mickey McCrinkely aka Mcbutt bunch is so OLD... when he was a wee one the "Homeland" was but a collection of caves measured by how far a pteradactlyl flies.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 12, 2008 10:23 PM

The Neo Conservatives have hijacked the Republican pary. Its about time Republicans took back there party and the fundamentals behind it. The Republican brand has been tarnished. Mccain like Bush would continue the same old policies and it will same all Americans, and those around the world who looked to America for leadership. Mccain is not the leader for our trying times. Mccain would be a disaster. I don't like or believe his politics nor his values. Real Republicans should stand up and fight for there party and vote against Neocons like Mccain.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 10:00 PM

"Diplomacy" is the word. "Bellicosity we have tried for 7 years, and you can see where we are almost a 1 trilion dollars later. For those who are still wandering if John McCain is a continuation of the current administration, simply listen to him and ask yourself what the difference is. As much as he tries to distance himself, he is unwittingly betrayed by his language.

Posted by: Cook7 | August 12, 2008 9:12 PM

When it is all said and done, John McCain will get a higher percentage of the Republican vote than Barack Obama gets of the the Democratic vote this group. Again, there will be more Democrats voting for McCain than there will be Republicans voting for Obama this group not withstanding. Polls bear this out.

That being said, A Obama ticket with Chuck Hagel or any other Republican would be bad for the country if it wins the election. A Republican vice-president under Obama would really be out of the loop even more than Lyndon Johnson was under John F. Kennedy.

An awkward situation, to put it mildly, would result in the event of sucession of the vice-president to the presidency in this situation. The two examples from history bear this out. John Tyler was a Democrat who became president after Willam Henry Harrison, a Whig, died thirty days after taking office. Tyler was not able to do anything and a stalement between the executive and the legislative branch resulted for the three plus remaining years Harrison's term.

Andrew Johnson was a Democrat who took office after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a Republican. Johnson was at odds with the Radical Republicans in Congress and it resulted in his impeachment and near removal from office.

These bi-partisan tickets that are proposed make the vice-presidency a token office in the best situation and would create chaos in the worst situation.

I am sure that Obama will pay lip service to this idea but that he has enough sense not to do it.

Posted by: danielhancock | August 12, 2008 9:02 PM

Are Jabber & JakeD the same person or simply twins separated at birth? From the postings, we can surmise that if separated from birth, then Jabber & JakeD share the same empty soul . . .

Posted by: FastJack | August 12, 2008 8:51 PM

Most Republicans are not concerned about economic problems this country is facing because they want the continuation of Bush Policy. They value loyalty rather than change in direction for this country. Plus others are just plain racist and will not vote for Obama merely because he is black. This country needs a new direction and Obama is the person who can bring about change. A few of the republicans are seeing the light and beginning to support Obama. When Obama becomes President old Bush policies will dissolve and this country will experience prosperity and peace. God knows that this country is in a mess and needs a President who will do justice for this country. Obama is that man. God bless you Obama.

Posted by: lclon | August 12, 2008 8:39 PM

The Republicans need to get rid of the fanatical fringe that have controlled the party. It is very difficult for decent people to vote for a party controlled by Bush/Cheney. There may be some support for Obama but even more so it is a rejection of McCain.

Posted by: Ronnn | August 12, 2008 8:33 PM

MAYBE BARACK OBAMA CHANGED HIS NAME SO HE WOULD FIT IN WITH THE BLACKS MORE, HE IS 1/2 AND 1/2 AND HE SHOULD NOT FORGETIT! AS HE IS TRYING TO FIND OUT HIS OWN IDENITY WE ALL WITH SUFFER@!@ HE WILL "BRING TH HOUSE DOWN" THE DEM HOUSE THAT IS! PELOSI AND OBAMA ARE 2 OF A KIND! I HOPE SHE GET VOTED OUT THIS YR! AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE A MAN THAT HAD DISRESPECT FOR HIS MOTHER BECAUSE SHE WAS WHITE WIN THE PRESIDENCY!

Posted by: JABBER | August 12, 2008 8:26 PM

OBAMA WHO? OBAMA DISOWNED HIS MOTHER,S WHITE RACE, HE SAID HIS FATHER WAS A POOR GOAT HERDER, WHICH HE WAS A MAN OF WEALTH. HE SMOKLED POT AND DID CRACK, HE IS AN ELITIST, TAKES A VACATION RIGHT BEFORE THE NEWS OF JOHN EDWARDS COMES OUT, CHEATED HILLARY OUT OF THE PRIMARIES, AND HAS CONECTIONS WITH THE BOMBER AYERS, REZKO THE MONEY MAN, AND AUCHI THE GUY FROM THE FORIEGN COUNTRY THAT CAN'T WAIT TILL HE MAKES IT FOR PRES!HE THREW MORE OF HIS FRIENDS UNDER THE BUS,WHAT IS THIS MAN? HE SURE IS NOT GOING TO BE CALLED PRESIDENT BY ME! I WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN /ROMNEY AND HOPE FOR HILLARY IN 2012!!!

Posted by: JABBER | August 12, 2008 8:17 PM

I agree. This is one republican who has been embarressed too many times by G W Bush. What ever happened to us running someone with some intelligence? What the hell is going on here? Almost any of the people in the primaries were smarter than McCain. I don't know... I think he is losing it...mabe he is too old or maybe he just never was very smart. We tried dumb and incompetent for 7 years. I 'll hold my nose, vote for the Dem, at least he's not incompetent, and hope for a GOP leader in 2012.

Posted by: mike | August 12, 2008 8:05 PM

The end of the Republican Era/Error is Coming at last!

Posted by: Don | August 12, 2008 7:44 PM

Good for Republicans for Obama! Sometimes it's necessary to take a stand and not allow your intelligene to be undermined by party loyalty. Besides your ego, there's the future of our country at stake, and this group courageously stands up to the challenge!

Posted by: jblee | August 12, 2008 7:27 PM

I know they were paid very well. After all George Soros is a billionaire and has already bought the democratic party. Even dished out 20 million to try to but the Hispanic vote...money talks. especially if you're and old nobody has been that was voted out yourself..

Posted by: Nette60 | August 12, 2008 7:04 PM

Anyone who casts a vote just because of partisanship is a fool.

--------------
No Republican worth his salt would ever
vote for the Liberal Democrat, Barack
Obama! You should have switched parties
years ago! Good Riddance!
Can You Say President McCain? LOL!

Posted by: Ernie in Florida | August 12, 2008 6:37 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:54 PM

Republicans have us at war in two countries as a result of Republican lies and deceptions, and we might be in two more wars--Iran and Pakistan--by November. We have alienated the entire Muslim world and most of the rest.

The dollar has lost 60% of its value against the euro, and the once mighty dollar is losing its reserve currency role.

The Republicans' policies have driven up the price of both oil and gold by 400%.

Inflation is in double digits. Employment is falling.

The Republican economy in the 21st century has been unable to create net new jobs for Americans except for low wage domestic services such as waitresses, bartenders, retail clerks and hospital orderlies.

Republican deregulation brought about fraud in mortgage lending and dangerous financial instruments which have collapsed the housing market, leaving a million or more homeowners facing foreclosure. The financial system is in disarray and might collapse from insolvency.

The trade and budget deficits have exploded. The US trade deficit is larger than the combined trade deficits of every deficit country in the world.

The US can no longer finance its wars or its own government and relies on foreign loans to function day to day. To pay for its consumption, the US sells its existing assets--companies, real estate, toll roads, whatever it can offer--to foreigners.

Republicans have run roughshod over the US Constitution, Congress, the courts and civil liberties. Republicans have made it perfectly clear that they believe that our civil liberties make us unsafe--precisely the opposite view of our Founding Fathers. Yet, Republicans regard themselves as the Patriotic Party.

The Republicans have violated the Nuremberg prohibitions against war crimes, and they have violated the Geneva Conventions against torture and abuse of prisoners. Republican disregard for human rights ranks with that of history's great tyrants.

The Republicans have put in place the foundation for a police state, which they have no problem using against fellow citizens!

We must get the Republicans totally out of power, or we will have no country left for any of us!

Posted by: Franky | August 12, 2008 6:38 PM

No Republican worth his salt would ever
vote for the Liberal Democrat, Barack
Obama! You should have switched parties
years ago! Good Riddance!
Can You Say President McCain? LOL!

Posted by: Ernie in Florida | August 12, 2008 6:37 PM

Did I see maybe one you wrote that there is also democrats for McCain? OOOH YES, Hillary gals!!! That is just under PMS situation and soon "period" is gone, they switch to Obama. I trully hope you stock on those "Maxi Pads", because you are going to need them. Goodluck.

Posted by: Bobster | August 12, 2008 6:25 PM

Take it from Iowan.
Jim Leach is probably on of the most intelligent politicians in Iowa. He knows how to predict situation in the state and whole country, and he predicted bad situation with John McCain. Thank you Jim for carring for the people first and then politics. Maybe some of you stuborn republicans should think twice before you make a vote for McCain. I think you could have more chance of winning if you chose Ron Paul. Now you are going to be out for another 20 years at least because of Bush and bad choice McCain.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 12, 2008 6:20 PM

Hey guys, I'm one of those repub's voteing Dem this year! Don't bet on Hagel, just yet! He fed up with Mccain's war mongering ways, and the way he acted toward Russia probally just made Hagels mind up to vote for Obama! every one knows how dangerouse Mccain is! were not proud were not voteing for our party! but I will repeat what I believe senator Hagel was the one who said "MY country is more important than my party". We'll my children and grandkids are more important as well as my country than any Republican or republican party is! Mccain does not speak for me! He complaineed about Obama acting like he was already our president over sea"s! we'll Mccain says that he represents all us when he said We back Georgia and call Russia out on this! to bad Mccain didn't do his home work once again! Georgia was already attacking and provoking Russia first. Also I will take the man who graduated at the top of his law class, than the one who graduated at the BOTTOM of his military class! I'll take the one who's mom used food stamps, over the one born with a silver spoon in his mouth, who committed adultry on his first wife to marry a millionair his second wife! Yes there is a lot of difference's in these guys! One to lazy to study situations, and one who study's before takeing the test!

Posted by: alberta treadway | August 12, 2008 5:42 PM

The republican mayor of Fairbanks Alaska endorsed Obama today.
Seems Obama is appealing across the aisle and I hope this signals the beginning of the end to the hyper partisanship that is poisoning our country.

Posted by: vwcat | August 12, 2008 5:33 PM

Wow. A Republican who could only get elected to one term after his daddy died (Chafee) and two other people no one has ever heard of. Great start for "Republicans" for Obama. And sorry to burst your bubble, but Chuck Hagel won't be joining this group.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:20 PM

IT'S GOOD TO KNOW WHICH REPUBLICANS ARE DOING THIS.. SO WE CAN VOTE THEM OUT..

at least democrats for McCain launched their own sites..ABOUT 300 of them for hillary and McCain .. and McCain didn't have to ask them to do this either..as I am sure Obama ask the republicans to do so..

Posted by: AMN | August 12, 2008 5:19 PM

Finally some more smart Republicans publicly supporting Obama. Okay McCain you can keep Joe "Judas" Lieberman and us Obama-supporters, Obama-junkies, Obamabots, Obamamites or whatever you want to call us, will take Chuck Hagel, Jim Leach, Rita Hauser, and Lincoln Chafee.

At some point if McCain strokes the Georgia/Russian conflict enough, you might see Ron Paul endorse Obama.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 12, 2008 5:09 PM

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1094/is_3_36/ai_78177925/pg_18

Here you go meat. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Educated yourself...

Posted by: Jeff | August 12, 2008 4:44 PM

Perfect -- the fake Jake(s) can post and I can take a break now -- see you all later : )

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:41 PM

Your right I am sorry. I thought berlin was part of russia which didn't even exist when the wall fell in germany

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:37 PM

Sorry, Freudian slip -- I meant McCain.

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:31 PM

teo:

I would bet you that Bill and Hillary Clinton are voting for Obama (so, that's 2 ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:30 PM

seriously, what kind of a blog is this? Obama 'actually' found a Republican that will vote for him. I'm pretty sure that the list of Republicans voting for Obama will be longer than the list of Democrats (1) voting for McCain.

Since 2006, members of the group of Republicans for Obama (www.republicansforobama.org) have posted ideas and articles online and have expressed their support for Obama in many other ways.

Your post makes it sound as if the only Republicans to support Obama are Chuck Hagel and Jim Leach. It's not the case.

Posted by: teo | August 12, 2008 4:28 PM

Thanks, Ron. Now maybe you can explain to Jeff when and why the Berlin Wall fell.

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:26 PM

"Carter embargoes"?! LOL -- oh, yeah, that and the Olympic boycott brought them to their knees -- that's why liberals like John Kerry vilified Reagan, because he was doing nothing to actually bring them down. Good one -- I needed a laugh today.

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:25 PM

JakeD,

Berlin is actually west of Russia. In a country known as Germany. They have good beer by the way.

Posted by: Ron | August 12, 2008 4:24 PM

You mean the SOVIETS fell while Regan oh wait bush senior was in office?? It's historical fact that the Carter embargoes were the biggest outside pressure's contributing to the fall. But ultimatley they were doomed to fail by their own bad decision making.

Posted by: Jeff | August 12, 2008 4:18 PM

I can say that I have totally changed my mind about Barack after i actually educated myself. I will NO QUESTION be voting for BARACK OBAMA!!!! Independents for Obama

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:10 PM

More like "Infiltrators for McCain".

Posted by: Mack | August 12, 2008 4:10 PM

Jeff:

Ronald Wilson Reagan, for starters. You are aware the Berlin Wall is down, right?

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:07 PM

Can't say i know of any republicans defeating RUSSIANS????? Nice try though

Posted by: Jeff | August 12, 2008 4:04 PM

Truth:

Are you saying it is a "lie" that Republicans and Independents like Jim Leach are voting for Barack Hussein Obama?

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 4:00 PM

It looks like they already have their site up:

www.RepublicansforObama.org

Posted by: Eric | August 12, 2008 3:59 PM

The world "hates" McCain already? Usually it takes GOP Presidents being sworn in and defeating the Russians first before the sheer hatred sets in ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 3:58 PM

When you have nothing else to post resort to lies. Just because it's on a website does not make it true. What a shame people can't debate facts.

Posted by: Truth | August 12, 2008 3:57 PM

Why do Republicans insist on trying to elect candidates that the world hates? Do they think that America’s position in the world will be advanced by having a president that is hated, looked upon as a moron, and protested against every time they make an international appearance?

It is hilarious that John McCain is the finest the Republicans have to offer!

Posted by: miknugget | August 12, 2008 3:45 PM

Nothing about BHO is consistent with conservative values, although some of his policies are similar to those from RINOs such as his support for illegal activity:

http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/007820.html

BHO is probably the furthest left major party candidate ever, and Republicans backing him is more of a test of paying attention or being corrupt than anything else.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | August 12, 2008 3:45 PM

caliguy55:

Some (pro-life) Democrats voted for Bush twice too. What's your point?

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 3:34 PM

It's great to see that some members of the GOP do have common sense. We need to build a strong bipartisan consensus in favor of Sen. Barack Obama to rescue the country from its certain destruction by GOP policies. And, we simply can't have a senile, Alzheimer's affected old man in the White House, when someone with intelligence, youth, and vigor is needed to pull our country back from the brink.

Posted by: caliguy55 | August 12, 2008 3:31 PM

ANGRIESTDOGINTHEWORLD
Call me a name.....quick, I'm going back to my workout

"Obama mentor identified as communist"


http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56859

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:30 PM

So?! Unless I am mistaken, the article is about Republicans and Independents who are voting for Obama. I just wanted to make sure everyone knows some of us will not be voting for Obama (also, I am not a racist -- I would gladly vote Alan Keyes for President -- maybe you are thinking of fake JakeD posts).

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 3:29 PM

as a former repug strategist (Atwater aide 1979-81), I will be voting for Obama... enthusiastically, based on the failed Foreign Policy objectives of Bush and the Neo-Cons who have destroyed the country I love. I am ashamed of the McCain campaigns attempt to carry on the SAME policies for a third term.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 12, 2008 3:25 PM

John McCain is not fit to run a pet store, never mind the White House.

http://nahnopenotquite.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/why-isnt-mccain-doing-better/

Posted by: Nah Nope | August 12, 2008 3:25 PM

JD

you have some serious issues - I just hopethe african americans in your community do not find you.

Posted by: Monique in Toronto | August 12, 2008 3:22 PM

Jake D

We get it you are a racist - remember pay back is a mother.......

Posted by: Monique in Toronto | August 12, 2008 3:21 PM

Barry Hussein Obama was going to the exclusive college prep school , Punahou ~45 miles south of Honolulu. I don’t know who paid his very pricy tuition to Punahou; I need to find out, but my suspicions are that being half black, Barry represented unique diversity and probably went free, thanks to liberal white guilt (i.e., trust fund money from the decedents of the original Hawaii missionary families.) I just find it absolutely hilarious that while his Punahou counterparts busied themselves with maintaining their grades, surfing and other aspects of island life, Barry visited some reprobate anarchist on the lam, holed up in a Waikiki dive. Hardly the Lincolnesque or Jeffersonian characteristics of a potential president of the U.S. So the island kids kicked back, surfed, enjoyed the sunsets, while disaffected young Barry consorted with a white Marxist in Waikiki, brooding on progressivism. After his Punahou rebel period of visiting Frank the Marxist, he apparently grew in his distaste for the ‘establishment.’ At Harvard, Barry commented : “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Euro centrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.”


http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1511

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/07/obamas_civilian_national_secur.html

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=69601

Posted by: rtfanning | August 12, 2008 3:20 PM

JakeD, color me amazed. After non-stop vicious anti-Obama comments often with a racist or xenophobic tinge from you, you have now revealed you will not be voting for him! Stop the presses! This is news indeed. Oh yes, and also the sun will rise tomorrow.

Posted by: For goodness sake | August 12, 2008 3:15 PM

So!!!!!


As a registered Indepedent voter, I can say without a doubt I will NOT be voting for Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 2:52 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:06 PM

I've been embarrassed enough by the likes of GWB and it looks like Mr. McCain has the same gaffe/embarrassment factor - if not an even higher one. No thanks McCain - I'll take the skinny guy with the funny name over the grouchy old man with no vision. McCain is running his campaign like he's running for jr. high class president. He's definitely NOT presidential material.

Posted by: JDB | August 12, 2008 2:55 PM

As a registered Indepedent voter, I can say without a doubt I will NOT be voting for Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | August 12, 2008 2:52 PM

Lots of us are ashamed of Bush, and worried that McCain is too much like Bush.

Being loyal to the party is one thing, but risking the nation is another!

I'll most likely be voting for Obama this election.

Posted by: Marshall | August 12, 2008 2:47 PM

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