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Obama Raised $51 Million in July

By Matthew Mosk
Sen. Barack Obama raised $51 million in July, falling short of his one-month record, but raising enough to end the month with $65.8 million in the bank -- a formidable number for the middle of the summer.

Obama's July fundraising efforts, which were interrupted by a week in Europe, yielded one of the highest monthly totals for his campaign, and for any presidential candidate. Obama set the record for a single month of fundraising, with $55 million in February, during the height of the hotly contested Democratic primary fight. He raised just over $52 million in June.

"We are proud of the millions of volunteers and more than two million donors to the Obama campaign who will provide the backbone of our campaign to put America back on track and reject the old politics and failed Bush policies, which is all John McCain is offering," said David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager.

Obama's numbers far surpass those of McCain for July. The presumptive Republican nominee raised his highest total of the campaign, $27 million. And he finished with $21 million in the bank.

The McCain campaign, however, will only need to use money raised in individual contributions until Sept. 4, when he becomes eligible to receive $84 million in federal funds that will sustain his campaign until Election Day. Obama, by contrast, has opted to forgo the federal funds, and plans to continue raising money as he campaigns.

Both candidates will also be able to receive assistance from the national parties, though the candidates will not be permitted to control how that money is spent. The Republican National Committee reported having $75 million stored up by the end of July. The Democratic National Committee reported raising $27.7 million in July, leaving the party with $28.5 million in cash on hand.

Part of Obama's strategy relies on a donor base that largely consists of people giving in small amounts, to whom Obama can return again and again for assistance. The Obama campaign said it added 65,000 new donors to its fundraising lists in July, bringing the total to over 2 million Americans.

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THE MAD MAN WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain arrived late at his Senate office on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just after the first plane hit the World Trade Center. “This is war,” he murmured to his aides. The sound of scrambling fighter planes rattled the windows, sending a tremor of panic through the room.


Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
John McCain said he had consulted Henry A. Kissinger on foreign policy before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Within hours, Mr. McCain, the Vietnam War hero and famed straight talker of the 2000 Republican primary, had taken on a new role: the leading advocate of taking the American retaliation against Al Qaeda far beyond Afghanistan. In a marathon of television and radio appearances, Mr. McCain recited a short list of other countries said to support terrorism, invariably including Iraq, Iran and Syria.

“There is a system out there or network, and that network is going to have to be attacked,” Mr. McCain said the next morning on ABC News. “It isn’t just Afghanistan,” he added, on MSNBC. “I don’t think if you got bin Laden tomorrow that the threat has disappeared,” he said on CBS, pointing toward other countries in the Middle East.

Within a month he made clear his priority. “Very obviously Iraq is the first country,” he declared on CNN. By Jan. 2, Mr. McCain was on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, yelling to a crowd of sailors and airmen: “Next up, Baghdad!”

Now, as Mr. McCain prepares to accept the Republican presidential nomination, his response to the attacks of Sept. 11 opens a window onto how he might approach the gravest responsibilities of a potential commander in chief. Like many, he immediately recalibrated his assessment of the unseen risks to America’s security. But he also began to suggest that he saw a new “opportunity” to deter other potential foes by punishing not only Al Qaeda but also Iraq.

“Just as Sept. 11 revolutionized our resolve to defeat our enemies, so has it brought into focus the opportunities we now have to secure and expand our freedom,” Mr. McCain told a NATO conference in Munich in early 2002, urging the Europeans to join what he portrayed as an all but certain assault on Saddam Hussein. “A better world is already emerging from the rubble.”

To his admirers, Mr. McCain’s tough response to Sept. 11 is at the heart of his appeal. They argue that he displayed the same decisiveness again last week in his swift calls to penalize Russia for its incursion into Georgia, in part by sending peacekeepers to police its border.

His critics charge that the emotion of Sept. 11 overwhelmed his former cool-eyed caution about deploying American troops without a clear national interest and a well-defined exit, turning him into a tool of the Bush administration in its push for a war to transform the region.

“He has the personality of a fighter pilot: when somebody stings you, you want to strike out,” said retired Gen. John H. Johns, a former friend and supporter of Mr. McCain who turned against him over the Iraq war. “Just like the American people, his reaction was: show me somebody to hit.”

Whether through ideology or instinct, though, Mr. McCain began making his case for invading Iraq to the public more than six months before the White House began to do the same. He drew on principles he learned growing up in a military family and on conclusions he formed as a prisoner in North Vietnam. He also returned to a conviction about “the common identity” of dangerous autocracies as far-flung as Serbia and North Korea that he had developed consulting with hawkish foreign policy thinkers to help sharpen the themes of his 2000 presidential campaign.

While pushing to take on Saddam Hussein, Mr. McCain also made arguments and statements that he may no longer wish to recall. He lauded the war planners he would later criticize, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney. (Mr. McCain even volunteered that he would have given the same job to Mr. Cheney.) He urged support for the later-discredited Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi’s opposition group, the Iraqi National Congress, and echoed some of its suspect accusations in the national media. And he advanced misleading assertions not only about Mr. Hussein’s supposed weapons programs but also about his possible ties to international terrorists, Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 attacks.

Five years after the invasion of Iraq, Mr. McCain’s supporters note that he became an early critic of the administration’s execution of the occupation, and they credit him with pushing the troop “surge” that helped bring stability. Mr. McCain, though, stands by his support for the war and expresses no regrets about his advocacy.

In written answers to questions, he blamed “Iraq’s opacity under Saddam” for any misleading remarks he made about the peril it posed.

The Sept. 11 attacks “demonstrated the grave threat posed by a hostile regime, possessing weapons of mass destruction, and with reported ties to terrorists,” Mr. McCain wrote in an e-mail message on Friday. Given Mr. Hussein’s history of pursuing illegal weapons and his avowed hostility to the United States, “his regime posed a threat we had to take seriously.” The attacks were still a reminder, Mr. McCain added, of the importance of international action “to prevent outlaw states — like Iran today — from developing weapons of mass destruction.”

Formative Years

Mr. McCain has been debating questions about the use of military force far longer than most. He grew up in a family that had sent a son to every American war since 1776, and international relations were a staple of the McCain family dinner table. Mr. McCain grew up listening to his father, Adm. John S. McCain Jr., deliver lectures on “The Four Ocean Navy and the Soviet Threat,” closing with a slide of an image he considered the ultimate factor in the balance of power: a soldier marching through a rice paddy with a rifle at his shoulder.

“To quote Sherman, war is all hell and we need to fight it out and get it over with and that is when the killing stops,” recalled Joe McCain, Senator McCain’s younger brother.

Vietnam, for Senator McCain, reinforced those lessons. He has often said he blamed the Johnson administration’s pause in bombing for prolonging the war, and he credited President Richard M. Nixon’s renewed attacks with securing his release from a North Vietnamese prison. He has made the principle that the exercise of military power sets the bargaining table for international relations a consistent theme of his career ever since, and in his 2002 memoir he wrote that one of his lifelong convictions was “the imperative that American power never retreat in response to an inferior adversary’s provocation.”


But Mr. McCain also took away from Vietnam a second, restraining lesson: the necessity for broad domestic support for any military action. For years he opposed a string of interventions — in Lebanon, Haiti, Somalia, and, for a time, the Balkans — on the grounds that the public would balk at the loss of life without clear national interests. “The Vietnam thing,” he recently said.

In the late 1990s, however, while he was beginning to consider his 2000 presidential race, he started rebalancing his view of the needs to project American strength and to sustain public support. The 1995 massacre of 5,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica under NATO’s watch struck at his conscience, he has said, and in addition to America’s strategic national interests — in that case, the future and credibility of NATO — Mr. McCain began to speak more expansively about America’s moral obligations as the only remaining superpower.

His aides say he later described the American air strikes in Bosnia in 1996 and in Kosovo in 1999 as a parable of political leadership: Mr. McCain, Senator Bob Dole and others had rallied Congressional support for the strikes despite widespread public opposition, then watched approval soar after the intervention helped to bring peace.

“Americans elect their leaders to make these kinds of judgments,” Mr. McCain said in the e-mail message.

It was during the Balkan wars that Mr. McCain and his advisers read a 1997 article on the Wall Street Journal editorial page by William Kristol and David Brooks of The Weekly Standard — both now Op-Ed page columnists at The New York Times — promoting the idea of “national greatness” conservatism, defined by a more activist agenda at home and a more muscular role in the world.

“I wouldn’t call it a ‘eureka’ moment, but there was a sense that this is where we are headed and this is what we are trying to articulate and they have already done a lot of the work,” said John Weaver, a former McCain political adviser. “And, quite frankly, from a crass political point of view, we were in the making-friends business. The Weekly Standard represented a part of the primary electorate that we could get.”

Soon Mr. McCain and his aides were consulting regularly with the circle of hawkish foreign policy thinkers sometimes referred to as neoconservatives — including Mr. Kristol, Robert Kagan and Randy Scheunemann, a former aide to Mr. Dole who became a McCain campaign adviser — to develop the senator’s foreign policy ideas and instincts into the broad themes of a presidential campaign. (In his e-mail message, Mr. McCain noted that he had also consulted with friends like Henry A. Kissinger, known for a narrower view of American interests.)

One result was a series of speeches in which Mr. McCain called for “rogue state rollback.” He argued that disparate regional troublemakers, including Iraq, North Korea and Serbia, bore a common stamp: they were all autocracies. And as such, he contended, they were more likely to export terrorism, spread dangerous weapons, or start ethnic conflicts. In an early outline of what would become his initial response to the Sept. 11 attacks, Mr. McCain argued that “swift and sure” retribution against any one of the rogue states was an essential deterrent to any of the others. But Mr. McCain’s advisers and aides say his “rogue state” speeches stopped short of the most sweeping international agenda put forth by Mr. Kristol, Mr. Kagan and their allies. Mr. McCain explicitly disavowed direct military action merely to advance American values, foreswearing any “global crusade” of interventions in favor of relying on covert and financial support for internal opposition groups.

As an example, he could point to his 1998 sponsorship of the Iraqi Liberation Act, which sought to direct nearly $100 million to Iraqis who hoped to overthrow Saddam Hussein. The bill, signed by President Bill Clinton, also endorsed the ouster of Mr. Hussein.

Mr. McCain said then that he doubted the United States could muster the political will to use ground troops to remove the Iraqi dictator any time soon. “It was much easier when Saddam Hussein was occupying Kuwait and threatening Saudi Arabia,” the senator told Fox News in November 1998. “We’d have to convince the American people that it’s worth again the sacrifice of American lives, because that would also be part of the price.”

Hard Calls

Mr. McCain spent the afternoon of Sept. 11 in a young aide’s studio apartment near the Capitol. There was no cable television, nothing but water in the kitchen, and the hallway reminded him of an old boxing gym. Evacuated from his office but stranded by traffic, he could not resist imagining himself at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. “There are not enough Secret Service agents in the world to keep me away from Washington and New York at a time like this,” Mr. McCain told an adviser.


Over the next days and weeks, however, Mr. McCain became almost as visible as he would have been as president. Broadcasters rushed to him as a patriotic icon and reassuring voice, and for weeks he was ubiquitous on the morning news programs, Sunday talk shows, cable news networks, and even late-night comedy shows.

In the spotlight, he pushed rogue state rollback one step further, arguing that the United States should go on the offensive as a warning to any other country that might condone such an attack. “These networks are well-embedded in some of these countries,” Mr. McCain said on Sept. 12, listing Iraq, Iran and Syria as potential targets of United States pressure. “We’re going to have to prove to them that we are very serious, and the price that they will pay will not only be for punishment but also deterrence.”

Although he had campaigned for President Bush during the 2000 general election, he was still largely frozen out of the White House because of animosities left over from the Republican primary. But after Mr. Bush declared he would hold responsible any country condoning terrorism, Mr. McCain called his leadership “magnificent” and his national security team the strongest “that has ever been assembled.” A few weeks later, Larry King of CNN asked whether he would have named Mr. Rumsfeld and Colin L. Powell to a McCain cabinet. “Oh, yes, and Cheney,” Mr. McCain answered, saying he, too, would have offered Mr. Cheney the vice presidency.

Even during the heat of the war in Afghanistan, Mr. McCain kept an eye on Iraq. To Jay Leno in mid-September, Mr. McCain said he believed “some other countries” had assisted Osama bin Laden, going on to suggest Iraq, Syria and Iran as potential suspects. In October 2001, when an Op-Ed page column in The New York Times speculated that Iraq, Russia or some other country might bear responsibility for that month’s anthrax mailings, Mr. McCain interrupted a question about Afghanistan from David Letterman on that night’s “Late Show.” “The second phase is Iraq,” Mr. McCain said, adding, “Some of this anthrax may — and I emphasize may — have come from Iraq.” (The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it came from a federal government laboratory in Maryland.) By October, United States and foreign intelligence agencies had said publicly that they doubted any cooperation between Mr. Hussein and Al Qaeda, noting Al Qaeda’s opposition to such secular nationalists. American intelligence officials soon declared that Mr. Hussein had not supported international terrorism for nearly a decade.

But when the Czech government said that before the attacks, one of the 9/11 hijackers had met in Prague with an Iraqi intelligence official, Mr. McCain seized the report as something close to a smoking gun. “The evidence is very clear,” he said three days later, in an Oct. 29 television interview. (Intelligence agencies quickly cast doubt on the meeting.)

Frustrated by the dearth of American intelligence about Iraq, Mr. McCain’s aides say, he had long sought to learn as much as he could from Iraqi opposition figures in exile, including Mr. Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress. Over the years, Mr. McCain often urged support for the group, saying it had “significant support, in my view, inside Iraq.”

After Sept. 11, Mr. Chalabi’s group said an Iraqi emissary had once met with Osama bin Laden, and brought forward two Iraqi defectors who described terrorist training camps and biological weapons efforts. At times, Mr. McCain seemed to echo their accusations, citing the “two defectors” in a television interview and attesting to “credible reports of involvement between Iraqi administration officials, Iraqi officials and the terrorists.”

Growing Impatient

But United States intelligence officials had doubts about Mr. Chalabi at the time and have since discredited his group. In 2006, Mr. McCain acknowledged to The New Republic that he had been “too enamored with the I.N.C.” In his e-mail message, though, he said he never relied on the group for information about Iraq’s weapons program.

At a European security conference in February 2002, when the Bush administration still publicly maintained that it had made no decision about moving against Iraq, Mr. McCain described an invasion as all but certain. “A terrorist resides in Baghdad,” he said, adding, “A day of reckoning is approaching.”

Regime change in Iraq in addition to Afghanistan, he argued, would compel other sponsors of terrorism to mend their ways, “accomplishing by example what we would otherwise have to pursue through force of arms.”

Finally, as American troops massed in the Persian Gulf in early 2003, Mr. McCain grew impatient, his aides say, concerned that the White House was failing to act as the hot desert summer neared. Waiting, he warned in a speech in Washington, risked squandering the public and international support aroused by Sept. 11. “Does anyone really believe that the world’s will to contain Saddam won’t eventually collapse as utterly as it did in the 1990s?” Mr. McCain asked.

In retrospect, some of Mr. McCain’s critics now accuse him of looking for a pretext to justify the war. “McCain was hell-bent for leather: ‘Saddam Hussein is a bad guy, we have got to teach him, let’s send a message to the other people in the Middle East,’ ” said Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts.

But Mr. McCain, in his e-mail message, said the reason he had supported the war was the evolving threat from Mr. Hussein.

“I believe voters elect their leaders based on their experience and judgment — their ability to make hard calls, for instance, on matters of war and peace,” he wrote. “It’s important to get them right.”

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 11:09 AM

Your phony hero.

JOHN MCCAIN, TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY, COLLABORATOR WITH THE ENEMY, MILITARY DISGRACE.


Ted Sampley, a Vietnam Veteran and former Green Beret, issued a CHALLENGE to John McCain "If you can show us that the information presented in our mailer is untruthful . . . we will Stand Down" This CHALLENGE was issued during an interview with INSIDE EDITION on January 17, 2008.
John, family members of Vietnam POW/MIA(s) have been waiting for more then 14 years for you to have the courage to face them eye to eye in front of the American Public - Here is your opportunity for some "STRAIGHT TALK." Stop hiding behind your fabricated "War Hero" persona. You know we can prove your collaborations with declassified government documents . . . It is time for the American people to get to know the REAL John McCain - the John McCain that the POW/MIA families witnessed during the 1991-93 US Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs .
Bring It On John! HERE IS OUR NUMBER 252-527-0442

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JOHN MCCAIN, TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY, COLLABORATOR WITH THE ENEMY, MILITARY DISGRACE.
Ted Sampley, a Vietnam Veteran and former Green Beret, issued a CHALLENGE to John McCain "If you can show us that the information presented in our mailer is untruthful . . . we will Stand Down" This CHALLENGE was issued during an interview with INSIDE EDITION on January 17, 2008.
John, family members of Vietnam POW/MIA(s) have been waiting for more then 14 years for you to have the courage to face them eye to eye in front of the American Public - Here is your opportunity for some "STRAIGHT TALK." Stop hiding behind your fabricated "War Hero" persona. You know we can prove your collaborations with declassified government documents . . . It is time for the American people to get to know the REAL John McCain - the John McCain that the POW/MIA families witnessed during the 1991-93 US Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs .
Bring It On John! HERE IS OUR NUMBER 252-527-0442

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 11:06 AM

After spending millions upon millions of dollars (from WHO KNOWS WHERE?!) Mr. Obama still cannot get a lead to win the general election. This is because he is NOT the legitimate candidate. He also has no experience. He was chosen by only a few at the DNC, and it is showing now that he is in fact NOT ELECTABLE. Why would he be??? This is for the office of the President of the United States. For 8 years we have had someone in the office that has totally destroyed the fabric of our country because he did not have any experience, and now you are setting up another person for the run WITH NO EXPERIENCE, just like GWB. I don't think you can fool people three times around! The people pushing GWB's candidacy ALSO threw millions upon millions at their candidate. And don't forget the media went all ga-ga over GWB also, just like Obama!
Hillary Clinton was the legitimate candidate and should be the one making the run for the White House. She does have the experience and carried the 18+ million historic votes.
It is also OUTRAGEOUS the amount of money being spent by the candidates while our country is down the tube economically. THIS! is NOT new politics. Mr. Obama only appeals to the people that sit around watching t.v. and American Idol. It is all make-believe and made up......just like George W. Bush.

Posted by: librairie | August 17, 2008 10:35 AM


A must read. A look into the mind of a madman who may be our next president.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/us/politics/17mccain.html?hp

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 10:26 AM


Obviously the use of the word "modern" refers to differentiate between a third world country and countries with modern and advanced cultures and educational systems. It is not a time reference. The comment itself is the sort of thing you may find in a comprehension section of an IQ test. You didn't do very well. In answer to your other comment, there is an old saying

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

That is the freighting part of a democracy.

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Anonymous coward wrote: "Average US IQ 97 one of the lowest among modern countries"

Yeah, there was a lot of IQ testing done in ancient countries. Glad you made that distinction.

I think people who complain about the American IQ should rather be wondering why such morons are so globally dominant. Bad luck, you'd probably say. Freakish chance.

IQ is supposed to be a predictor of achievement, not a substitute for it. You suffer from a common mistake. If your results aren't matching your test, maybe you need a new test.

This criticism of stupid IQ factoids in defense of America is brought to you by someone Rush would describe as a wild-eyed liberal Demoract Party member socialist marxist anti-American gay-loving tree-hugger facist. With a 160+ IQ (oh boy! guess I'm smart!), and relatives who have fought in every war since the Revolution, including both sides of the Civil War. Born in Omaha. Love my country. Embarrassed and appalled by what Republicans are doing to this shining city on a hill.

Obama 2008!

Posted by: drossless | August 17, 2008 2:03 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 10:12 AM

"On the other hand, McCain lies about Church membership. Imagine someone who brags about his membership in a Southern Baptist Church when in fact he only attends. Perhaps he is trying to win over Christian conservatives by telling a lie, or perhaps he is just just stupid, or perhaps he is so ignorant about Christian behavior in spite of his claim at being a Christian conservative. Of all the things I would not lie about it would be church membership. Who cares what his church membership is? But a lie is a lie is a lie."
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It's not necessarily a lie and people shouldn't be judgmental about how others pursue their faith.

If Sen. McCain has accepted Jesus then it can be said that he's been baptized by the spirit. And that, according to Acts 1:5, should be more than enough. Part of the beauty of the baptist faith is that people are saved by grace, not by some social church activity or some other social thing.

Having said that, I'm voting for Obama. But people shouldn't judge other people.

Sen. McCain may be running a sleazy campaign, but he deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion when it comes to his personal religious beliefs.

Posted by: JR, Boston | August 17, 2008 3:23 AM

Anonymous coward wrote: "Average US IQ 97 one of the lowest among modern countries"

Yeah, there was a lot of IQ testing done in ancient countries. Glad you made that distinction.

I think people who complain about the American IQ should rather be wondering why such morons are so globally dominant. Bad luck, you'd probably say. Freakish chance.

IQ is supposed to be a predictor of achievement, not a substitute for it. You suffer from a common mistake. If your results aren't matching your test, maybe you need a new test.

This criticism of stupid IQ factoids in defense of America is brought to you by someone Rush would describe as a wild-eyed liberal Demoract Party member socialist marxist anti-American gay-loving tree-hugger facist. With a 160+ IQ (oh boy! guess I'm smart!), and relatives who have fought in every war since the Revolution, including both sides of the Civil War. Born in Omaha. Love my country. Embarrassed and appalled by what Republicans are doing to this shining city on a hill.

Obama 2008!

Posted by: drossless | August 17, 2008 2:03 AM

Average US IQ 97 one of the lowest among modern countries

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overseas american wrote: "remember that half the people in america have an IQ that is below average."

No, actually half the people in America have an IQ that is below the median. You're confusing the median with the mean (average).

If there were a small number of very smart, or very unintelligent people, the average could be pulled above or below the median.

Actually I have no idea how much the average and median IQ differ; I suspect only by very little. But let's keep the difference between the median and the average straight :).
Posted by: yrral | August 16, 2008 9:02 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 12:35 AM

On the other hand, McCain lies about Church membership. Imagine someone who brags about his membership in a Southern Baptist Church when in fact he only attends. Perhaps he is trying to win over Christian conservatives by telling a lie, or perhaps he is just just stupid, or perhaps he is so ignorant about Christian behavior in spite of his claim at being a Christian conservative. Of all the things I would not lie about it would be church membership. Who cares what his church membership is? But a lie is a lie is a lie.

Posted by: mJJ | August 17, 2008 12:11 AM

well you can't accuse McCain of having Mad Cow disease since he is immune... that is he has had it and so he can't get it again....

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 16, 2008 11:02 PM

Who cares how much his campaign raises. This guy is an inexperienced con artist with radical ties with stupid pastor wright, farakhan, auchi rezko and others..
He will prove to be weak against radical islamic terrorists

Posted by: Jon | August 16, 2008 10:35 PM

Graduated from Annapolis 894th of 899.


5th from the goat.


Stupid.


Half-dyslexic, at best.


Reading comprehension of a slug.......


THANK YOU, REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS.


You did it again and this time with a one-dimensional dummy (McCain).


And he dumped a crippled wife, almost as bad as what Gingrich did dumping his wife when she had cancer.


Come Jan 2009 the Repuglican Party will officially become 4th Party Gadflies!

Posted by: Drain You | August 16, 2008 10:18 PM

So what? He's still unfit. All the money in the world will never change that fact. The only thing this means is that he's bought and paid for.

Posted by: Griffin | August 16, 2008 9:03 PM

overseas american wrote: "remember that half the people in america have an IQ that is below average."

No, actually half the people in America have an IQ that is below the median. You're confusing the median with the mean (average).

If there were a small number of very smart, or very unintelligent people, the average could be pulled above or below the median.

Actually I have no idea how much the average and median IQ differ; I suspect only by very little. But let's keep the difference between the median and the average straight :).

Posted by: yrral | August 16, 2008 9:02 PM

DemPublicans and Campaign Oh-Eight...

Let's say a person is trying hard to find reasons for not supporting a Pub for the W'House. But you think, well, what about BO's decision to forgo federal campaign financing for the general election? I mean, it's clear he's doing it because he can raise boatloads more than the fed limit. That sounds pretty much like "old politics": whichever pile of money is larger, grab it. No "change" there.

So a person Googles "Federal campaign funding" and on the first page of results is a blog by somone named Jim Shipp which has been incorporated into Obama's official 2008 Presidential Campaign website. And a person thinks, well, let's see how BO's people justify the big money grab. And what does BO/Shipp say? I'll paraphrase: Those guys have control of the White House. We want to get control of the White House -- by way of electing Barack Obama of course. Our cause is so grand and magnanimous that we have to dismiss any spending limits. Especially since (I love this part), those guys LIE! (Imagine: a political campaign in which your opponent, well, LIES! Whoda thunk it, Jethro?) The only part of this screed which didn't make me laugh was when BO/Shipp called George W. Bush, "the village idiot". I don't disagree. But as far as BO is concerned, I don't really see much change.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 8:54 PM

Obama's breaking records with his campaign donations - but can't break the tie with McCain, in spite of all the reasons the GOP candidate should have been left in the dust.

In the end, it won't matter how much money is thrown at Obama. He remains as unelectable as he's ever been.

Posted by: Lynn | August 16, 2008 8:54 PM

Responding to the last two posters:

1. I pray to Yahweh and to Jesus that John McCain picks Joe Lieberman for his running mate. They would make a dynamic duo.

2. President George W. Bush is one of the greatest Presidents who ever lived.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 8:33 PM

Lieberman, McCain! Yeah!

Israel rocks!

Joe ain't just usin' McCain. He really likes him, you can tell.

Posted by: kackermann | August 16, 2008 8:03 PM

This is a question for just the stupid people here:

How y'all like George Bush?

He tellin' dem Ruskies off good now, huh?

I herda good one t' other day. Let's see if I can remember...

How do you starve a republican?

Hide his food stamps in Barbara Bush's giant labia!

Ain't that a hoot?

Posted by: kackermann | August 16, 2008 7:59 PM

I think it is obvious they are carefully managing Mccain to make it through November. What ever happens after that they don't care, he can drop dead for all the republicans care.

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Anonymous at 7:33 posted (w/o link):
John Mccain on Alzheimer's drugs

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac

August 15, 2008 Insiders claim John Mccain has been taking Cholinesterase inhibitors, . . . . The drugs are used in the early treatment on alzheimers.

And I respond by noting this site with a comprehensive collection of gaffes that the MSM is hiding and/or not talking about:

http://www.stopthinkvote.com/concern.html

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:48 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:58 PM

Wow, I had not seen that. There is no spin or innuendo that is what has been going on. Is it posable we are about to elect a man president who is losing his mind?

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Anonymous at 7:33 posted (w/o link):
John Mccain on Alzheimer's drugs

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac

August 15, 2008 Insiders claim John Mccain has been taking Cholinesterase inhibitors, . . . . The drugs are used in the early treatment on alzheimers.

And I respond by noting this site with a comprehensive collection of gaffes that the MSM is hiding and/or not talking about:

http://www.stopthinkvote.com/concern.html

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:48 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:56 PM

Anonymous at 7:33 posted (w/o link):
John Mccain on Alzheimer's drugs

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac

August 15, 2008 Insiders claim John Mccain has been taking Cholinesterase inhibitors, . . . . The drugs are used in the early treatment on alzheimers.

And I respond by noting this site with a comprehensive collection of gaffes that the MSM is hiding and/or not talking about:

http://www.stopthinkvote.com/concern.html

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:48 PM

I'm votin' for the niger.

Posted by: kackermann | August 16, 2008 7:47 PM

The same can be said for Mccain. He is a failure in life, a drunk and someone who never accomplished a thing on his own. Obama a is a brilliant self-made man, not someone who finished next to last in his class like Mccain and needed daddy to get him his degree. Then relied on daddy to get him into flight school so he would not have to o to war. Then later on his father in law to buy him his political career. Mccain is the consummate loser and phony. No matter how one tries to spin it, Mccain can not run away from his past as a drunk, womanizer, adultery, wife abuser and so on.

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I am still waiting for Obama to explain to the american people what his experience "is" and what "success" he has had as a "leader" that qualifies him to be the next POTUS. He can take all the millions from Soros he wants, but that won't cut it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:34 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:45 PM

YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED YOURSELF THAT BEFORE YOU VOTED FOR BUSH TWICE YOU RETARD FACIST RETHUGLICAN!


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I am still waiting for Obama to explain to the american people what his experience "is" and what "success" he has had as a "leader" that qualifies him to be the next POTUS. He can take all the millions from Soros he wants, but that won't cut it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:34 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:38 PM

I am still waiting for Obama to explain to the american people what his experience "is" and what "success" he has had as a "leader" that qualifies him to be the next POTUS. He can take all the millions from Soros he wants, but that won't cut it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:34 PM

HAHAHA!!!


HEY YOU INBRED WINGNUT CRACKER, WE'VE ALREADY SEEN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN THAT DUMB OLD MAN (MCCAIN) YOU'RE RUNNING LOSES TRACK OF THE TELE-PROMPTER AND IT AINT' PRETTY!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxCgxRzjFQ


HAHAHA!!!

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Take away the telepromter and what do you have, a walking talking idiot. But don't criticize the Messiah, for he is really Black and truly knows what it is to be an american. lol

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 16, 2008 7:17 PM

Posted by: Your Worst Nightmare | August 16, 2008 7:33 PM

From a london paper, it may be over

UK EDITION

John Mccain on Alzheimer's drugs

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac

August 15, 2008 Insiders claim John Mccain has been taking Cholinesterase inhibitors, a type of drug that improves the effectiveness of acetylcholine either by increasing the amount of it in the brain or by enhancing nerve cells' response to it. The drugs are used in the early treatment on alzheimers. This came from a confidential source inside the Mccain campaign. He takes several medications and one that was said to be for high blood pressure was recognized as a Cholinesterase inhibitor. The source was familiar with the drug from a family member who takes the same drug. We will be following up on this in days to come but if true this may signal the end of the candidates campaign for the United States office of it's President.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:33 PM

Why?

Do we have two black governors? Why do we
have a black for President? It is called
Affirmative Action Politics. Those that
govern so badly want a black they manipulate and confuse our political situation. DISGUSTING...not because they are black but because it is rigged!!!
How many Algerians are provincial leaders in France? Turks in Germany? Blacks in Brazil, Whites in South Africa, rigged rigged rigged.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:29 PM


YES!

The War Criminal is OUT!


General Wesley Clark is not attending the Democratic National Convention. I was told by General Clark's personal office in Little Rock that he would not be attending.

Clark was informed by Barack Obama's people that there was no reason to come.

General Clark has been given no role of any kind at the convention.


YES!


Posted by: Lisa | August 16, 2008 7:18 PM

Yes, the young and dumb crowd giving their parents money to the radical from corrupt Chicago. Just smile Osama Obama, image is everything when you have no intellect or common sense. Take away the telepromter and what do you have, a walking talking idiot. But don't criticize the Messiah, for he is really Black and truly knows what it is to be an american. lol

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 16, 2008 7:17 PM

CitizenAJ,

Can’t you read? I ASKED where all the money is going if only $90 million has been spent in expenses. The Obama campaign to date has taken in more than $400 million dollars. In June, headlines read he was the $500 million dollar man – that was projections – and then the money taken in primaries. I am asking for an accounting and a report on that. A question is not slander. A question is to this newpaper and writer, to make the article more informative. Tell us more facts instead of the same reports for nine months!

Posted by: anotherperspective1 | August 16, 2008 7:13 PM

Still a few commie GOP whiney loosers about but less each day.

Posted by: walker1 | August 16, 2008 7:10 PM

Racists. Terrified little white boys. Drooling little edless lilly white illiterate thugs murderin colords for oil contracts. pathetic dross.

Posted by: bob II | August 16, 2008 7:10 PM

hey clyde you biggoted inbred moron, go suck your maw-maw's weenie. the muslims are coming to reproduce with your gerbal and your jowel sucking sis germinating a redneck with a brain. Obama is raising enough money to go door to door to exterminate the dross from Dixie.

Posted by: bob ii | August 16, 2008 7:06 PM

Did you hear Howard Deans statement Friday on National Radio when he called the Republican Party the White Party. He quickly corrected himself. Wonder what color he thinks the Democratic Party represents.

Posted by: Gary Hilterson | August 16, 2008 7:05 PM

Obama London: your comment about Obama stickers being all over London is because there are 60,000 Muslims (mostly radicals, some trained by al Qaeda) in London and they all are proObama. The Western European nations opened their borders to the Muslims in the 1980s and they (Muslims) have reproduced in great quantities and their offsprings are now European citizens and most are radicals. Most are not yet on U.S. terrorist list and can enter the U.S. on European passports. W. Europe will have a majority population of Muslims by the tern of century. Doesn't that make you happy? All this Obama money is probably coming from the Islamic nations illegally.

Posted by: Clyde Nugget | August 16, 2008 7:00 PM

Your maw-maw's calling you edless little inbred chevy. pathetic little inbred twit. go murder some colored folks for oil hick boy, oh, you already are. mr. magoo and little limbaughs in their footy jammies terrified of black people. go screw yourself little edless chevy.

Posted by: bob II | August 16, 2008 6:57 PM

anotherperspective1,

Are you trying to accuse the Obama campaign of foul play? Making accusations like that SHOULD be backed by some evidence and not just your suspicions. That is slander. If you DON'T want to vote in your best interest this Fall, that is fine. Don't come on some blog making half-baked accusations based on your unfounded suspicions to try and stain what has been a very well ran campaign thus far. Shouldn't you ask the same questions of the Republican National Party and John McCain's campaign? Get real, state some facts, stop spreading lies! That is all you republican supporting folks can do, LIE! Just like them so we should expect it.

Posted by: CitizenAJ | August 16, 2008 6:54 PM

Dear "another perspective"

Conventions are always funded separately from campaigns. It is the same with the Republican convention.

Obama is having to compensate for the fact that the Democratic Party has not been very successful in raising money. He and McCain have roughly equal amounts of money being spent on their campaigns. If he had agreed to campaign spending limits this would not be true.

As to accounting for his expenditures - yes, there are campaign laws that require him to account for every penny he spends. You can even get the information from the Federal Elections Committee, if you are curious.

Posted by: Chuck | August 16, 2008 6:53 PM

I'd also like to know who exactly contributed to McCain; how many lobbyists are donating to his campaign?

Posted by: anotherperspective1 | August 16, 2008 6:48 PM

In a election that is all about change it sure was nice of the Republic Party to run a nearly 100 year old man (McCain) who has the very same disasterous policies that the Bush/Cheney mis-administration does:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfngOsvmA0
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Posted by: The Big Orange Satan | August 16, 2008 6:35 PM

Chevy55 or whatever name he/she wants to go by is ONE MORE REASON why I cannot bring myself to vote for Senator McCain. If he/she is the type of citizen that McCain draws, then I DO NOT WANT that type of person representing me as a citizen or this fine nation. Imagine the type of people Senator McCain will put around him. Senator Graham already said "Americans have become whiners" when he was discussing he economy. In other words, shut up poor working class citizens, let us rich folk make our money in silence.

Chevy55, you are one of those people who is easily manipulated into voting against your best interest. Look what happend the last 8 years, Mr. Educated.

Posted by: CitizenAJ | August 16, 2008 6:32 PM

In a election that is all about change it sure was nice of the Republic Party to run a nearly 100 year old man (McCain) who has the very same disasterous policies that the Bush/Cheney mis-administration does:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfngOsvmA0
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Posted by: The Big Orange Satan | August 16, 2008 6:30 PM

Old man Mr McGoo can't hardly remember his name half the time let alone what his policiy positions might be from day to day without the help of his Rovebot campaign flunkies and Turncoat Joe Liebertoad. The Repuglican Party concern trolls on here would be laughable if they weren't so pathetic, they know their about to become 4th Party Gadflies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqMQFlV0R90


Posted by: Johhny Rotten | August 16, 2008 6:21 PM

I would like to know what is happening with all the money Obama has raised. In a report earlier today, it mentioned that $91 million has been on expenses. Where has all the other $700 million gone? Is anyone keeping an accounting on all this money? If Obama has so much money, why is the Democratic National Convention broke? Who is getting rich from all this money? Someone is going to be really rich and loaded with money after this election. Obama will be richer than Oprah! Can someone please report on where all this money is used? By the end of this campaign, either way, almost $1 billion dollars will have passed through to his campaign. Can we get a report on this?

Posted by: anotherperspective1 | August 16, 2008 6:20 PM

Chevy55sc

You are the reason racism still exist and you cause your fellow white Americans to feel guilty, because you still live and breath hate. With sc in your name it means South Carolina, at least we know where you are. It's good to know where evil and wicked thrive so we can avoid it. Unfortunately, racism wont work not this time not this year. I hope you get through this b4 November 4th but probably not otherwise when OBAMA gets in the White House you will implode and all the hate will implode with you.

OBAMA '08

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 6:18 PM

OBAMA STICKERS ARE ALL OVER LONDON, UK.
I am pleasantly shocked to report, from out here.

OBAMA STICKERS ARE ALL OVER LONDON, UK.
I am pleasantly shocked to report, from out here.

OBAMA STICKERS ARE ALL OVER LONDON, UK.
I am pleasantly shocked to report, from out here.

OBAMA STICKERS ARE ALL OVER LONDON, UK.
I am pleasantly shocked to report, from out here.

MAYBE it's because they've seen war in other countries that they don't support "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Eye-Ran" McCain.
MAYBE it's because they know what sirens sound like during aerial bombardments.
DEFINITELY not because they love French Fries.

Posted by: LONDON OBAMA FAN | August 16, 2008 6:14 PM

I am a Stepford McSame racist moron.

I mindlessly parrot the neocon propaganda.

Squawk!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 6:02 PM

$51 million in July. $55 million in February. $52 million in June. Plus Hilary. Plus McCain. Plus Edwards, Romney and Giuliano.


MasterCard and VISA must be lovin' it!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 6:00 PM

RACIST Barry Obama stated that his Grandmother is a "TYPICAL WHITE PERSON"
GD Racist!!
"http://www.hiphop-elements.com/article/read/4/18998/1/"
Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:58 PM

"Um, let me, let me, be, absolutely clear, uh, Israel, doh, is a strong friend of Israels." Barry Obama 072108

"Um, what a, you know, It's "always" a bad practice, doh, to say "always"" Barry Obama 072108

If it's always a bad practice to say "always" then why would you use the word "always" to say it's bad to say always?

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:56 PM

Barry Obama hawks a LUGGI at our wounded men in Germany and disses them because he couldn't use them for a photo op because the press was not allowed. So he spits in their face.

Make NO mistake, this racist is a cancer.

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:54 PM

Since Obama is going to win, can we count on you like yourself when this is over? That alone would make voting for Obama worth it. Get rid of some of that gene pool that is ruining this country. In a country with an average IQ of 97 something needs to be done if we are to compete as a nation. We don't need a leader who graduated 894 of 899 in his class or retards like you running around

=======
DEM HUMPING News the Media refuses to Print

Muslim, Racist, Barry Hussein Obama is the DEMS first Black presidential candidate and it was created by a white woman who was all horned up one Night and decided to have a one-night Hump in Africa to a native tribesman who had multiple wifes.

It's important to bring this to light because the final product (Barry) is the sum of it's parts. And the parts ain't lookin all that good.
Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News
Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:42 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:52 PM

Chevvy, Do you hate anybody?

yeah idiots

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 5:41 PM

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:52 PM

I SPITS IN THE FACE OF "BLACK PEOPLE"

"I can no more disown [KKK] than I can disown my grandmother" chevy

I am sticking the knife in the back of THE black RACE by defending a McSame who preached "hate blacky" "Hate the Dems" and "GD the Constitution" sermons for the past 20 years.

Chevy - Misleading you up-to-date DEMonized News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:51 PM

According to the bible, hating a fellow human being is the same as hating God.

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 5:38 PM

SO WHAT

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:50 PM

Chevvy, Do you hate anybody?

yeah idiots

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 5:41 PM

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:49 PM

If McCain is any good, he would have win in year 2000, not Dummy The Bush. It's funny, how he got rejected and now he is all republicans got left. So long with republicans; we will see them back on feet in year 2039.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 16, 2008 5:48 PM

GOP HUMPING News the Media refuses to Print

Stepford, Racist, John McSame is the GOPs first Senile presidential candidate and it was created by a neocon racist Cheney who was all horned up one Night in the White House and decided to have a one-night Hump with Bush and a fake reporter but real gay male prostitute.

It's important to bring this to light because the final product (McSame) is the sum of it's parts. And the parts ain't lookin all that good.

Chevy - UnEducated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEMonized News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:47 PM

Chevvy, Do you hate anybody?

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 5:41 PM

someome is writing crap and signing my name idiot

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:46 PM

"Iraq borders Afghanistan" McStepford McSenile McSame

LOL and the little neocons wonder why Racist Stepford McSame is tanking.

LOL LOL 59 mistakes with geography being one of them?

Just Brilliant McSame

Chevy - Highly UnEducated Redneck

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:43 PM

DEM HUMPING News the Media refuses to Print

Muslim, Racist, Barry Hussein Obama is the DEMS first Black presidential candidate and it was created by a white woman who was all horned up one Night and decided to have a one-night Hump in Africa to a native tribesman who had multiple wifes.

It's important to bring this to light because the final product (Barry) is the sum of it's parts. And the parts ain't lookin all that good.

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:42 PM

wheetie00@aol.com said...
"unqualified people who . . . are now in jobs they don't qualify for."

And all the attorneys and immigration judges hired by Monica Goodling, Alberto Gonzales, et. al. at DoJ are qualified? Qualified for what?

They answered all the political and religious questions correctly (which, BY LAW, those are NOT to be considered when hiring for career, non-political, positions), but what about their knowledge of the law and the Constitution? Very little, probably. If they WERE actually qualified, they would have known the hiring was based on illegalities.

Where's a 'law and order' Republican when you need one? Oh, yeah, the 'law and order' Republicans only wanted to enforce the segregationist laws, not the laws that protect Americans from illegal government actions in all aspects of life.

Wheetie, you can continue whistling Dixie, but it won't bring back the South as it existed prior to 1861.

Posted by: Critter69 | August 16, 2008 5:42 PM

Chevvy, Do you hate anybody?

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 5:41 PM

According to the bible, hating a fellow human being is the same as hating God.

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 5:38 PM

Obama evident of how he raises campaign fund shows how he will effectively run this country as President. He has the heart of millions of people who contribute to his campaign. He knows how to speak and is very smart and intelligent. McCain is the opposite of Obama. McCain is not as smart as Obama and is hot headed and ready to fight other countries at the drop of a hat. Obama will have enough funds to travel and put out good ads that let the people know what he will do as President. On the other hand, the only kind of ads McCan put out are smut ads that does not let the people know what he hope to do. The reason he puts out smut ads about Obama is because he knows he will not win. Right on Obama and may God bless you.

Posted by: lclon | August 16, 2008 5:37 PM

Chevy55sc,

I just forwarded your threat against Senator Obama to the Secret Service and the FBI.

Your hate is going to destroy you and the pthers around you. Stp while you are ahead.

Your lies and deceit will not work this time.

What have you got to say about your old. forgetful, angry and inept candidate?

Posted by: Helen | August 16, 2008 5:22 PM

=======================================

Good, maybe they'll arrest this anti black hating american.

Give me their e-mail so I can send some of McSame's anti black comments. I am too stupid to go to FBI.gov and find it myself.

Thanks in Advance,

Chevy

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:37 PM

Another great month for Barack. Tonight my DJ Party at a Thai restaurant in Midtown Atlanta will raise him another $1000. God, I love sending Barack money!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:36 PM

I just absolutely love how people can throw around the fact that Obama is a Muslim, but you show no PROOF....where is your PROOF....because you heard it on the internet or in a spam email? Seriously people get with the program and educate yourselves....many of you sound completely ignorant and avoid of any facts whatsoever....that's why the educated people choose Obama - they know the facts.....try Truth rather than Hate sometimes, it works wonders

Posted by: akblinka0891 | August 16, 2008 5:35 PM

"I've now been in 59 states, I think one left to go. Alaska and Mexico" Barry Obama - LATimes

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/05/barack-obama-wa.html

LOL and the little libbies wonder why Racist Barry Obama is tanking.

LOL LOL 59 states with Mexico being one of them?

Just Brilliant Barry

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:34 PM

What's this??

Ba dee, ba dee, uh, uh ug, hmmm ya know, and ya know...

Barry NObama on the campaign stump

Chevy

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:33 PM

Chevy55sc,

I just forwarded your threat against Senator Obama to the Secret Service and the FBI.

Your hate is going to destroy you and the pthers around you. Stp while you are ahead.

Your lies and deceit will not work this time.

What have you got to say about your old. forgetful, angry and inept candidate?

Posted by: Helen | August 16, 2008 5:22 PM

=======================================

Good, maybe they'll arrest this anti white hating american.

Give me their e-mail so I can send some of Barry's anti white comments.

Thanks in Advance,

Chevy

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:30 PM

excuse me, not daffy lame duck Bush, my husband corrected me McSame talks like Porky Pig Cheney.

ba Dee, ba dee, ba dee, ug and uh, uh, uh

Go McSame...you da man Porky Cheney

Ba DEEEEEEE!!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:29 PM

excuse me, not daffy duck, my wife corrected me NObama talks like Porky Pig.

ba Dee, ba dee, ba dee, ug and uh, uh, uh

Go Barry...you da man Porky

Ba DEEEEEEE!!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:27 PM

Why Corsi has no point about McSame and his current Depends diaper use.

Notice lately when he talks he sounds more and more like daffy lame duck Bush?

You can't listen to him anymore he's constantly mumbling incoherently.

da, da, der uh, uh. what a babling baffoon.

Just like me!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:26 PM

excuse me, not daffy duck, my wife corrected me NObama talks like Porky Pig.

ba Dee, ba dee, ba dee, ug and uh, uh, uh

Go Barry...you da man Porky

Ba DEEEEEEE!!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:26 PM

excuse me, not daffy duck, my wife corrected me NObama talks like Porky Pig.

ba Dee, ba dee, ba dee, ug and uh, uh, uh

Go Barry...you da man Porky

Ba DEEEEEEE!!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:26 PM

Most headline News today wrote about McSame tanking in fund raising.

I predicted a month ago black America will not tolerate his Neocon Stepford talk as he uses it more and more when he doesn't have a prepared speech. It also shows how dumb he is.

Chevy - UnEducated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEMonized News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:23 PM

Well, we are going to find out if enormous amounts of money and an empty suite can indeed win an election.

Still in favor of letting President elect Barack keep the change.

Packard


Posted by: Packard | August 16, 2008 5:23 PM

Why Corsi has a point about NObama and his current drug use.

Notice lately when he talks he sounds more and more like daffy duck?

You can't listen to him anymore he's constantly mumbling incoherently.

da, da, der uh, uh. what a babling baffoon.

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:23 PM

Chevy55sc,

I just forwarded your threat against Senator Obama to the Secret Service and the FBI.

Your hate is going to destroy you and the pthers around you. Stp while you are ahead.

Your lies and deceit will not work this time.

What have you got to say about your old. forgetful, angry and inept candidate?

Posted by: Helen | August 16, 2008 5:22 PM

this is the chance 4 america s to sho that they r not racist.am suprised to hear all those coments about obama. such things make the rest of the world to hate americans and that makes americans unsafe. decist racism and racial segregation. god bless america

Posted by: simon | August 16, 2008 5:22 PM

McSame is nothing more then a Stepford wife of Bush who attended Holy Roller church for 20 years bashing Blacks.

"My grandmother wears army boots" Racist McSame.

McSame spits in the face of black people yet some low-lifes on here still support this racist pig.

Chevy - UnEducated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEMonized News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:21 PM

"I've now been in 59 states, I think one left to go. Alaska and Mexico" Barry Obama - LATimes

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/05/barack-obama-wa.html

LOL and the little libbies wonder why Racist Barry Obama is tanking.

LOL LOL 59 states with Mexico being one of them?

Just Brilliant Barry

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:17 PM

lEAVE IT TO me to get all paranoid and accuse a Dem TO WRITE CRAP AND THEN SIGN MY NAME.

UNLIKE THESE OTHER NEOCON MAGGOTS I ALWAYS CITE MY PARROTING OF THE PROPAGANDA, SMEARS AND LIES SOURCES WHEREAS THEY JUST POST CRAP

True Hallmark of a coward, ME
Chevy

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:17 PM


What a waste. If only he hadn't lied about using federal funding limits. Now the Republicans have 30million more cash on hand than he does.

Can't buy you love Obama. Thought you would have learned that from squeaking through after outspending Clinton 4 to 1.

Posted by: Chicago1 | August 16, 2008 5:16 PM

I wish he'd donate all that money to the Michigan Public Schools!

Posted by: Ann | August 16, 2008 5:13 PM

Hey, wait a minute, isn't this is the McCain--er, Washington Post!

Given the fact that Obama raised 52 million the PREVIOUS month, shouldn't the actual headline of this story be:

"Obama Fundraising slips in July--a sign of problems for the 'Uppity' candidate???"

If I didn't know better, I'd think that the Post was ONLY interested in reporting FACTS, and crazy stuff like that!

Posted by: Smallz | August 16, 2008 5:12 PM

Why are the Electoral College polls not so close? Simple. Because people are not going to vote for a McSame person for president. Come on and just admit it. You can hide behind your screen name and your blog. No one's going to hurt you, except Blackwater.

Posted by: upperdeck4 | August 16, 2008 5:12 PM

lEAVE IT TO A dem TO WRITE CRAP AND THEN SIGN MY NAME.

UNLIKE THESE MAGGOTS I ALWAYS CITE MY SOURCES WHEREAS THEY DON'T CITE CRAP, JUST SPEW LIKS

True Hallmark of a coward

Chevy

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:10 PM

I am a meatball and don't like what I write, tell me i'm losing my mind?

OH well, just writing facts about McSame. That kind of says it all.

BTW Obama picked up another 6 million dollars in the last two days.

I knew this was coming as Black Americans see this McSame racist black hater for what he is

Also I should...STOP TRASHING AND APOLOGIZING THE COUNTRY I HATE. AMERICA!!

I really do make me sick I am a POS!!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:09 PM

Republicans have already ruined this country do we really want to give them another chance to screw it up more? Keep whining about baby killers you rednecks, your president has killed over 600,000 iraqi's, men, women and children. Your president gave us this crappy economy. Your president made the world hate us. You are the poster children for every bad stereotype the world has about Americans.

I hope Obama wins but Im not gonna bet on it, too many ignorant people in this country. We will get the government we deserve, when only 100 million people vote and 50 million of them are loud violent and ignorant.

Posted by: Darin | August 16, 2008 5:08 PM

Why are the polls so close? Simple. Because white people are not going to vote for a black person for president. Come on and just admit it. You can hide behind your screen name and your blog. No one's going to hurt you.

Posted by: upperdeck4 | August 16, 2008 5:08 PM

Somebody's goin to drop the smoldering torso of a dead Iraqi baby slaughtered by inbred Neanderthals like the jowel sucking edless heavy chevy family down your throat. hear edless chevy family calling yourself the Value Vote this week. Idiota! Crawl back from the ooze from whence you germinated edless Chevy family plebe.

Posted by: bob II | August 16, 2008 5:07 PM

Muslim Racist Hussein NoBama hucks a LUGGI at the White race

"My grandmother is a typical White person" Racist Barry Obama 03/21/2008.

Barry Obama spits in the face of the white race yet some low-lifes on here still support this racist pig.

You idiots that support this white hating racist have no shame.

You're the lowest of the lowest to have someone spit in your face and say

"HEY…He's got my Vote"

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News


Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:07 PM

I find it pretty amazing that McSame is raising ANY money. The 1% of the upper income people I see wearing elitist designer clothing look like they have enough money to fund an empire. Where are they getting all this money to give to him, stealing it from the middle class?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:05 PM

Is Obama's 51 millions from Bush's welfare checks? LMAO

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:04 PM

You meatballs don't like what I write, tell me i'm losing my mind?

OH well, just writing facts about NObama. That kind of says it all.

BTW NObama dropped another 6 points in the last two days.

I knew this was coming as White Americans see this racist white hater for what he is

Also NOBama..When Abroad...STOP TRASHING AND APOLOGIZING THE COUNTRY I LOVE. AMERICA!!

You really do make me sick you POS!!

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:01 PM

I Chooses Murder the Baby if born alive with cluster bombs.

I, a racist dirtbag opposed a bill to protect the woman's right to choose. This of course violates the Constitution which makes me nothing more then a traitor.

McSame supported a bill to continue the use of cluster bombs that were proven to kill children, which passed the U.S. Senate
We Now Know John McSame is a Baby Killer!

This racist dirtbag opposed a bill to protect the life of children.

Anyone supporting this dirtbag is an animal.

Chevy - UnEducated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEMonized News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 5:01 PM

Obama can strut in front of crowds of stupid fawning Europeans but confront him with a real crisis like Georgia and he goes silent. He is clueless at that point.

Posted by: John | August 16, 2008 5:01 PM

highly educated redneck is an oxymoron inbred chevy. how many dead chillen does it take for a redneck to fetch an oil contract heavy ed chevy. I don't think you don't fetch up no ed. edless chevy. I'll just bet edless chevy you never served, betcha edless chevy!!

Posted by: bob II | August 16, 2008 5:00 PM

I find it pretty amazing that Obama is raising so much money. The people I see wearing his T-shirts don't look like they have enough money to pump gas in their cars. Where are they getting all this money to give to him, stealing it?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:58 PM

Who cares if 80 percent of Europeans would vote for Obama? Who cares about Europeans at all?

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:57 PM

Say goodnight John Boy!

Posted by: bob II | August 16, 2008 4:56 PM

Barry Obama hawks a LUGGI at our wounded men in Germany and disses them because he couldn't use them for a photo op because the press was not allowed. So he spits in their face.

Make NO mistake, this racist is a cancer.

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:56 PM

Yes I'm a black man,newly naturlized us citizen who just contributed to John Mc Cain camp,registered democrat and will never vote for Hussein.He is not the product of the black slavery,he is black...white...maybe!Only God knows why blacks are voting for him in mass.Stupid.Where is his policies for Blaks?No no no no .Busy courting the whites poeple.Who is Barack hussein Obama?nobody can realy tell.

Posted by: mink/celes | August 16, 2008 3:39 PM
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The Al Jolson of this thread. This gentleman is about as black as John McCain. Let the minstrel show begin.

Posted by: upperdeck4 | August 16, 2008 4:56 PM

I am a Muslim Racist

"My grandmother is a typical idiot.

I spits in the face of the black race I am a low-life on here and I still support this McSame racist pig.

I am an idiots that support this black hating racist McSame. I have no shame.

I'm the lowest of the lowest to spit in your face and say

"HEY…He's got my Vote"

Chevy - UnEducated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEMonized News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:55 PM

Chevy55 Wrote: Go for it DEMS, continue your personal attacks while I write facts about your racist candidate.

You're throwing spitballs at a battleship

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck
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Chevy you may be a Highly Educated Redneck, but you sound like you are loosing your mind. Maybe you go and take your Meds, or something.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:55 PM

Barry Hussein Obama Chooses Murder the Baby if Born Alive

This racist dirtbag opposed a bill to protect the life of an infant who survived a late-term abortion. This ofcourse violates the equal protection act which makes NObama nothing more then a Baby Murderer"

Hussein Obama while Illinois state senator, opposed a state version of the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which passed the U.S. Senate in 2002 by a
We Now Know Barry Hussein Obama is a Baby Killer!

This racist dirtbag opposed a bill to protect the life of an infant who survived a late-term abortion.

Hussein Obama while Illinois state senator, opposed a state version of the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which passed the U.S. Senate in 2002 by a unanimous vote. The law prevents the killing of Babies.
Anyone supporting this dirtbag is an animal.

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:52 PM

Chevy55 are you obsessed with Obama, you sound like a crazed suicidal maniac. I am starting to worry about you with all of the post rantings that you have done in the last hour. Man, I think you seriously need to go and get some help!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:52 PM

When will the media begin dissecting McCain's first marriage, which ended when he fooled around on - and then dumped - his first wife after she gained a bunch of weight in a crippling auto accident? McCain is getting a big pass from the so-called liberal media on his many "indiscretions." Why is that?

Posted by: Wondering | August 16, 2008 4:51 PM

I don't understand why you folks let Chevy55 get next to you. Can't you see he is a bitter white man, who has probably failed in life in more ways than one.

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Here we go again. Do these dirtbags ever debate what i write?

Of course not! Cause everything I write is 100% fact abd truth. I unlime most of these dirtbags also cite everyone of my sources using only legitimate references. That's what a college education and a course in logic does.

Go for it DEMS, continue your personal attacks while I write facts about your racist candidate.

You're throwing spitballs at a battleship

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:50 PM

I'm sorry. I didn't realize Obama was prevented from seeing the troops by the Pentagon.

Pentagon - Why didn't you allow Obama to see American wounded troops in Germany who are doing what America asked of them?

He was over there, You didn't have time to let him see our wounded and dying men in uniform fighting for the country he is soon going to be president of?

I am really one sick SOB for accusing Obama. The lowest of the lows

Make no mistake, in my book I'm a maggot.

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:49 PM

@Political Watchdog: I love people like you, who claim to be Dems. The problem lies in the words you use, most of which reflect GOP talking points.
Dems tend to think for themselves, hence, next time you choose to impersonate a Dem, perhaps you'll support your comments with facts, rather than just repeating what you've been told to think.
If you disagree with Obama on issues, cool.
But this stuff of Obama lacking substance, and dismissing what he HAS accomplished, all seems to be projections of wishful thinking, rather than reality.
Dems tend to live in reality, while you reflect the GOP's Revisionist Reality.

Posted by: baz | August 16, 2008 4:47 PM

Muslim Racist Hussein NoBama hucks a LUGGI at the White race

"My grandmother is a typical White person" Racist Barry Obama 03/21/2008.

Barry Obama spits in the face of the white race yet some low-lifes on here still support this racist pig.

You idiots that support this white hating racist have no shame.

You're the lowest of the lowest to have someone spit in your face and say

"HEY…He's got my Vote"

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:44 PM

The WashingtonCompost ran 2 weeks of Headlines about Larry Craig tapping his foot in the mens room

Today we have the story of the year. John Edwards looking for sympathy votes announced his wife has terminal cancer and would stay in the race.

Meanwhile this lowlife scumbag while out pimping his dying wife for votes was out humpin some bimbo.

Without question this is the story of the year and shows just how low a Demorat will go to ascertain power.

It boggles the mind this bum would pimp his dying wife for votes while out humping some pig.

WashingtonCompost - You should be ashamed to refer to yourself as a legitimate news organization.

You're nothing more then an appendage of the DemoRat party

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:43 PM

I don't understand why you folks let Chevy55 get next to you. Can't you see he is a bitter white man, who has probably failed in life in more ways than one.

For example, he probably was denied a promotion at work, or couldn't get the education that he so desired because of his own failings. Yet, he chooses to blame is problems on blacks and other ethnic groups and polices, such as affirmative action.

I am also sure that is wife and kids left him, because she found someone who is more refined then him. As a matter of fact, I bet Chevy55 is also one of those white men, who secretly love black women from afar. Really, think about it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:41 PM

Nobama - Why didn't you bother to see American wounded troops in Germany who are doing what America asked of them?

You were over there Obama, You didn't have time to see our wounded and dying men in uniform fighting for the country you want to be president of?

You really are one sick SOB. The lowest of the lows

Make no mistake, in my book you're a maggot.

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:41 PM

"Do any one of you think your candidate is perfect? I think there is plenty of emotion on both sides."

I do not. I was even pleased to see Obama acknowledge that fact, and on multiple occasions. I do expect a human president, but it's just, for me, a matter of prioritizing issues by "weight" and picking the imperfect one that I believe is more likely to focus on them at all and with a certain approach.

I agree, supporters are passionate. I would HIGHLY appreciate it if we brought our calm, passions to the polls at times like this.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 4:40 PM

I am 62 years old, and I can remember being in my forties.It is hard to remember things as you get older,all the old folks diseases start setting in when you hit that sixty mark. John McCain is to old, wheather you want to except it or not. Ronald Regan was a good President, but what no one will say is that his last two years in office he was a president with alzheimers that diseases doesn't come over night, I can remember some of his news conferences at the end of his term and he was confused, and Nancy was telling him what to say. In these difficult complicated time, we need a smart young mine, give Obama a chance, it can't get any worse than it is now, I have this feeling it may be better. This is a smart young man,if you can run a campain like his. I bet he can run this country, and I am so so tired of all the devision. He seem to want to bring the country togeather and that will be refreshing.

Posted by: Jamie | August 16, 2008 4:38 PM

Posted by: mink/celes - Yes I'm a black man,newly naturlized us citizen who just contributed to John Mc Cain camp,registered democrat and will never vote for Hussein.He is not the product of the black slavery,he is
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Oh this is Rich coming from a Black Man. Let me ask you, I guess that White Man has always had policies for Blacks. Yes, they have had policies alright... Keep them dumb and stupid, and on welfare.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:32 PM

Washington Post needs to do a better job monitoring this thing. There is an obviously offensive posting by chevvy55sc. Obviously, he's just trying to be offensive and get under people's skin via racism. He shouldn't be given room to his views on a reputable newspaper's comment area. Of course, I tried to email the address that washingtonpost gives to report offensive comments, but the address doesn't work. Bravo washingtonpost!

Posted by: William | August 16, 2008 4:31 PM

Do any one of you think your candidate is perfect? I think there is plenty of emotion on both sides.

Posted by: katiekmd | August 16, 2008 4:29 PM

"Has anyone anywhere ever heard anybody but a Republican call Obama the Messiah?"

Never; only from Obama's opposers.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 4:28 PM

All that money, and Obama just can't budge the polls. You picked a turkey, Obama contributors.
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All that experience and McSame just can't budge the polls. You picked a turkey, McSame supporters.


Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:27 PM

"FACT: NObama says “KILL THE BABY”"

That is not a " FACT" It is a LIE.

Senator Obama is not in favor of abortion.

He just doesn't think the government has any right to make women's personal decisions regarding their bodies for them.

That is not the government's role. It is a role for the individual, guided by their pastor, and their family to make.

If you want the government to make all your moral decisions for you you would be happier in a dictatorship.

Senator Obama believes that we can effectively end abortion by education and making available birth control for everyone.

Get over your hate- it will just destroy you- and the others around you.

Posted by: Audrey | August 16, 2008 4:27 PM

This is indeed great news for the Obama campaign.

This coming on the heels of the masterful visit to Europe.

Go Obama go!

Posted by: jfp | August 16, 2008 4:26 PM

We have this nutcase president and his number one supporter, McClueless, sending billions to an oil rich country. That is the most over the top nutcase liberal agenda ever, now we have Georgia, in which McClueless says we are all Georgian. Hey, you are supposed to be representing this country. We really need a nice fiscally sound mind for a president and someone who will get back our strong military. Think about it, and Obama gets this country there. The mental midgets called Republicans will look at the lies, muslim, burn flags, take our guns away, gay marriage, immigration and vote on no substantive issue at all and vote against their best interests. Just unbelievable. Obama for a good future, McClueless for a piss poor future.

Posted by: Michael Mahan | August 16, 2008 4:25 PM

“The only fools in here are the ones that truly believe that Obama is the messiah who is destined to win.”

Well I agree! Has anyone anywhere ever heard anybody but a Republican call Obama the Messiah?

And those who try to scare people into thinking that Obama’s money comes from Europe are either totally ignorant of the campaign financing laws which prohibit foreign contributions or are just plain totally ignorant.

Republicans just can’t stand to see our European allies waving American flags in support of an American politician instead of burning them when their guys go over there.

Posted by: jcarte5 | August 16, 2008 4:22 PM

Please forgive my former misspelled words. (I was raised by republicans.)

Dear chevvy55sc,
You would be helpless without the people you don't respect. If republicans stay in charge there may not be a road to drive your Chevvy on.

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 4:21 PM

Please forgive my former misspelled words. (I was raised by republicans.)

Dear chevvy55sc,
You would be helpless without the people you don't respect. If republicans stay in charge there may not be a road to drive your Chevvy on.

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 4:21 PM

Ah, yes, chevy55sc. Thanks for reminding me of the reason I’m trying so hard to defeat you Republicans. Your scum remarks about Michelle Obama inspired me to donate to him again.

Posted by: jcarte5 | August 16, 2008 4:18 PM

" just returned from Europe where many people I spoke to asked why he was in Europe acting as president."

That's hilarious.

I have traveled extensively in Europe for the last twenty years, and can say without doubt that the Europeans including Swiss, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Austrian, German, British, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Finish, and Danish ( did I leave anyone out?), would vote 80% to 10% for Senator Obama against McLame, if the election were held in their countries.

You must have been talking to oil executives. They are the only people in Europe who would possibly back your grumpy old man.

Not this time.

Posted by: Phil Alexander | August 16, 2008 4:16 PM

FACT: NObama says “KILL THE BABY”

This POS really makes me SICK!

I ever get my hands on him I’ll wipe the floor with him.

If a baby was born alive during a botched abortion they would just let the baby lay there until it starved to death.

FACT Obama while in the Ill. state legistature stopped a bill coming to the floor that would allow the baby to live once it came out of the womb.

When Obama left that same bill came back to the floor and Illinois passed it by a unanimous vote. This bill is identical to the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which passed the U.S. Senate in 2002

You DEMS going to tell me NObama isn't a sick individual?

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News - Gone underground due to Wapo's violation of my 1st amendment rights.

Posted by: chevy55sc | August 16, 2008 4:14 PM

All I can say is....


OBAMA '08

Posted by: OBAMA '08 | August 16, 2008 4:08 PM

As I review these blogs I see more emotion on the right and more reason on the left. Take heart, republicans, you know that in your case "Ignorance is stength." It's just too bad there are so many innocent vicims of your poor judgement.

stength? vicims? judgement (no e)? Ignorance?!

Posted by: dcbill1 | August 16, 2008 4:07 PM

by Obamascare

It's interesting reading these various comments, the panicky aggresive expressions and worries from the GOP crowd-anti Obama bloggers- is just that panic and worry- they view words like liberal or socialism (probably thinks the -ism has something to do with communism) like profanity although if you would look at systems which employ these kinds of systems- people are happier (perhaps the lucky 5% at the top- but the other 95% without a question). Barring any disasters I dare say- your time is up! After Bush and his Neocon Jughead administration has all but managed to bankrupt the US, in a war which should have never been fought,
John McCain comes into the picture. The Chinese must be loving this- borrow some more money- the US used to be a country of respect- look around the world- what has happened- anyway - winds of change are coming- In posting a comment hear I must say that this is not a condemnation of republicans- many republicans know just how bad it is in the US- McCain- would literally be the straw that breaks the US's back- --- George W.Bush will go down as the worst president in the history of the US- McCain- probably couldn't be worse-but then again.........

Posted by: Helen Gahagan | August 16, 2008 4:05 PM

Liar. Europeans hate Bush and love Obama.

You Republicans are so stupid that you think your lies will pass as reality as long as you keep repeating them.

Guess what, we're not genetically defective, inbred retards like your KKK brethren down South.

Posted by: Lie Detector | August 16, 2008 4:04 PM

As I review these blogs I see more emotion on the right and more reason on the left. Take heart, republicans, you know that in your case "Ignorance is stength." It's just too bad there are so many innocent vicims of your poor judgement.

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 4:03 PM

by Obamascare

It's interesting reading these various comments, the panicky aggresive expressions and worries from the GOP crowd-anti Obama bloggers- is just that panic and worry- they view words like liberal or socialism (probably thinks the -ism has something to do with communism) like profanity although if you would look at systems which employ these kinds of systems- people are happier (perhaps the lucky 5% at the top- but the other 95% without a question). Barring any disasters I dare say- your time is up! After Bush and his Neocon Jughead administration has all but managed to bankrupt the US, in a war which should have never been fought,
John McCain comes into the picture. The Chinese must be loving this- borrow some more money- the US used to be a country of respect- look around the world- what has happened- anyway - winds of change are coming- In posting a comment hear I must say that this is not a condemnation of republicans- many republicans know just how bad it is in the US- McCain- would literally be the straw that breaks the US's back- --- George W.Bush will go down as the worst president in the history of the US- McCain- probably couldn't be worse-but then again.........

Posted by: Helen Gahagan | August 16, 2008 4:03 PM

This whole presidential campaign is sickening, starting with the primaries. We have become a nation of loving money. To spent all this time on an election and all this money which could be put to good use for humanity is sinful. There needs to be laws that limits the time and money spent on any campaign, be it local and national. We the United States have stepped way over the line. This does not make me proud to be an American.

Posted by: Millie Burgoyne | August 16, 2008 4:01 PM

Some of you Obama supporters have been sold a bill of goods. You say he takes no money from lobbyists, give me a break. You say he worked himself up from the bottom. He attended one of the most prestigious elementary schools. Ever wonder why he is getting so much money and who is behind that money. The guy comes from Chicago and he wasn't even supposed to be the U.S. Senate candidate from Chicago. It was a fluke.

Get real. Obama has changed nothing in his life. Hardly attended Illinois Senate meetings. And has one of the worst absentee records in the U.S. Senate. And he is the most liberal.

I am a Democrat, but this guy isn't who I want running this country. He is all flash and no substance.

I just returned from Europe where many people I spoke to asked why he was in Europe acting as president. The throngs of people in the audience where there to see a rock concert, not Obama. All flash which will not prevail.

Posted by: Political Watchdog | August 16, 2008 3:58 PM

Did you read about the amount of $$$ Mr O got from Exxon?

Posted by: katiekmd | August 16, 2008 3:58 PM

All that money, and Obama just can't budge the polls. You picked a turkey, Obama contributors.

And this time, there aren't any superdelegates to physically shove him across the finish line. Waaah, life's so unfair.

Posted by: jt | August 16, 2008 3:57 PM

$51 million, eh?

It pays to have friends in the health insurance industry.

You realize of course that we will never get single payer health care under an Obama presidency. NEVER.

That's why he was lying to us when he said that his "plan" will cover just as many people as Hillary Clinton's plan.

I believed him, I'm really sorry I did.

Vote Nader '08. For national health care for 40 years.

-Wexler

Posted by: William W. Wexler | August 16, 2008 3:53 PM

If the election is for sale, Obama will clearly be able to buy it.

Posted by: dnjake | August 16, 2008 3:51 PM

"I'll move to London" AirNZ

AirNZ,

There are plenty of dumb people in London also.

John McCain is not dumb- he's just not very smart- but that has never been a qualification to be President of the United States.

I'm voting for Senator Obama because I believe he is the best candidate to bring needed change to Washington, kick the corporate lobbyists out of the White House, and restore our confidence in the Executive branch's need to operate under the Constitution.

John McCain only promises to continue the failed Bush/Cheney policies that have led us into recession and a nightmare war in Iraq.

Not this time.

Posted by: Lucas Gilmore | August 16, 2008 3:48 PM

It is ignorant to keep our people ignorant, and it's sick to keep our people sick.

If we are going to compete in a global economy, where Republicans will continue to sell out middle America, then *our people* should at least having a fighting chance.

I could understand if we were arguing about how much foreign aid to give to a certain country or how much corporate welfare to give the special interests who bribe Republicans, but we are talking about education and make sure that our people are healthy enough to make a living in the 21st century.

When that's too much to ask then you know the Republicans are out of their crooked minds.

Posted by: Corruption Anon | August 16, 2008 3:44 PM

The Denver Group's new commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McfAVoR-C7A

Wow those pumas are getting organized.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 3:43 PM

One presidential candidate worked his way up from a tough childhood experience and graduated Harvard Law School where he met and married a bright Harvard Law grad. He worked with inner city youths to help them get off the streets and into stable jobs. He "saw the light" and converted to Christianity, never cheated on nor divorced his wife for a younger woman. Sounds like the perfect success story for a candidate on the Republican right. Only problem is this candidate didn't hang out with the "old boy" country club crowd nor was he part of the club called white evangelicals.

Posted by: Tom in Alabama | August 16, 2008 3:40 PM

Yes I'm a black man,newly naturlized us citizen who just contributed to John Mc Cain camp,registered democrat and will never vote for Hussein.He is not the product of the black slavery,he is black...white...maybe!Only God knows why blacks are voting for him in mass.Stupid.Where is his policies for Blaks?No no no no .Busy courting the whites poeple.Who is Barack hussein Obama?nobody can realy tell.

Posted by: mink/celes | August 16, 2008 3:39 PM

"There have been pieces in the MSM about the serious concerns that much of the money raised abroad is not from Americans." chk

Dear chk,

Ah, the old "foreign scare tactic."

The money can only be given using a credit card which is readily identifiable.

If you are so worried about "foreign" influence, then you better start worrying that McCain's closet economic advisor Phil Gramm is a registered lobbyist for a foreign bank, that several of his campaign people are also registered as lobbyists for foreign governments.


Believe me, the Senator Obama money is coming from over 2,000,000 small doations from people like me. McCain's consists of very large donations from a few very wealthy people.

Not this time.

Viet-Nam Veteran 1963-1968

Posted by: Lucas Gilmore | August 16, 2008 3:38 PM

Imagine if the media wasn't giving McBush such a free ride, Obama would be leading by 30% or so..McBush should sent a contribution to the media since they continue to show that stupid old man in such a faovrable light....

McBush offers absolutely nothing but more of the same bitter partisan politics....Furthermore, McBush has neither the judgement, intellect, or temperment to be a leader....

John McBush is without a doubt the dumbest candiate to ever run for president.....I would be embarassed to be an American if that dope won....I'll move to London

Posted by: AirNZ | August 16, 2008 3:37 PM

The GOP embraces Orwellian logic:

Here's the funniest one, "Obama will lose because he is too popular".

Now with this article we see, "Obama will lose because he raises twice as much in campaign contributions as McSame".

The most idiotic one I heard was, "Obama will lose because he is the same as Bush".
Never mind the fact that McSame is now called McSame for voting 100% of the time for Bush policies.

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | August 16, 2008 3:37 PM

Quotation:
"It is dangerous to bet our nation on an politically inexperienced plagarist [plagiarist]." (posted by 'a concerned voter, 2:53)

This sentence, meant to fit Obama, indeed fits only McCain.

It's an old neocon trick - take every issue you want - to translate own weaknesses into fictitious weaknesses of your opponent.

It is easy to see that McCain is the 'inexperienced plag(i)arist' because he is nothing else but a neocon puppet. In other words: McCain is a neocon plagiarist.

The coming debates (and today the joint appearance with Obama at the Saddleback Church in California) will show the terrifying ignorance of McCain and his increasing loss of memory. This loss of memory has extinguished all of McCain's experience. Therefore McCain has become totally inexperienced. Experience without memory doesn't exist.

McCain's 'experience' and his 'independence' ('maverick' status) are the greatest and indeed breath-taking blunders of this presidential campaign.

Posted by: Hegelfan | August 16, 2008 3:35 PM

To be honest, I trust McCain when he says he won't raise my taxes, will drill for oil, won't enlarge government. But the REALITY is that taxes MUST be raised on those who make more than most on this planet. The reality is that we can't afford to keep using oil and carbon based fuels, because the economy that we fuel with them will be completely destroyed by Global Warming.

I don't like taxes, I don't like expensive commodities. But I don't like people who give me the same old tired BS that may have worked in the 60's. And I don't like people saying that you need to have served in the military to be a President or served decades in government. That got us Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice.

American's need to wake up and realize that we aren't invincible and if we don't change, really nasty people like the Russians and Chinese will eat us for lunch. The only reason we are insulated from crazy countries like those is that we are economically and technologically superior. But when our leadership rails against college funding, prohibits basic scientific research and looks to old solutions for a new millenium, our days truly become numbered.

Posted by: TK | August 16, 2008 3:34 PM

Senator Obama is as good for this country as Maxwell House coffee " Good to the Last Drop"....Go Obama

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 3:31 PM

"If you are so concerned about Senator Obama's knowledge of geography you should know that he graduated from Columbia University with a major in International Studies and that his I.Q. was verified twice in school at over 165. He has actually lived in a foreign country and is very knowledgeable about political geography."

So then how come he is so clueless when it comes to what actually works in the real world? All his economic proposals will only damage our economy further. McCain isn't much better.

Obama's "accomplishments" were simply a way for him to get political power, that's all.

I find it hilarious how people worship Obama like he's the political second coming of Christ. Look past the smoke and mirrors and you'll see that he's just another stereotypical politician.

Posted by: Johnny Sade | August 16, 2008 3:31 PM

The corporate MSM has no incentive to be "fair and balanced" because they know the candidates will then have to spend millions of dollars in advertising with the corporate MSM so they can correct the misperceptions, lies and smears being promoted by the corporate MSM.

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | August 16, 2008 3:29 PM

Stop It!! You're dealing in reality and this is the political season.

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THIS IS A GUY THAT SAID THAT HIS MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IS , IF HE HAD VOTED TO GO TO IRAQ HE WOULD HAVE VOTED NO, BUT HE WAS NOT EVEN IN THE SENATE...BUT ONCE HE GOT THERE HE VOTED UNIDENTICAL TO THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED YES TO WAR LIKE THE HILLARY CLINTON AND JOHN ROCKERFELL....THIS GUY IS A CALCULATED AND OPPORTUNISTIC AND WORST YET "HINDSIGHT" DECISION MAKER...WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!

Posted by: JAKE | August 16, 2008 1:21 PM

Posted by: Ed | August 16, 2008 3:27 PM

Walmart is trying to urge their customers to not vote for Obama, shame on you Walmart.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 3:26 PM

"Obama had a chance to do something about it and chose self interest over the best interests of this country." dcbill

dcbill,

Senator Obama chose to run his campaign financed by small donations from grassroots supporters like me because John McCain refused to agree that he would reign in the same "527" dirty tricks people that attacked John Kerry.

If Senator Obama had limited himself to public financing, he would have been outspent by the corporate donors to the Republican Party two to one. So much for "the best interest of the country. The GOP bought and stole the last election by their smear tactics, and by their voter caging plan, dreamed up by Karl Rove, in which they spent millions to disenfranchise Democratic votes. It's all documented at www.gregpalast.com.

Not this time.

Posted by: Helen Gahagan | August 16, 2008 3:26 PM

To shame on you
There have been pieces in the MSM about the serious concerns that much of the money raised abroad is not from Americans. It is a known fact that since much of this comes via the internet it is difficult to trace. It is not an unreasonable concern.

Posted by: chk | August 16, 2008 3:23 PM

After reading some ignorant Obama-bashing comments here, I think I'll go give Obama some more money. One of the Lobbyists running McBush's campaign has been paid $800k by the Georgia government, so McCain's support for their misadventures in attacking a lion should get lots of support from the wrinkly old white-haired dude. Incredible that McCain sees no conflict of interest there, but I guess a charter member of the Keating Five knows all about doing right by those who bribe him.

Posted by: Dolph T | August 16, 2008 3:17 PM

....And he goes to the Democratic Convention with the worst poll numbers of any presidential candidate in modern history.

Welcome President McCain

Posted by: Political Watchdog | August 16, 2008 3:15 PM

Isn't anyone else offended on the amount of money being spent on this election? It's truly obscene. Obama had a chance to do something about it and chose self interest over the best interests of this country. What a phony. And all you bloggers act like it's a fun game with all your back and forth with the insults and such. Election reform now, put your energy towards fixing this broken system rather than calling each other names.

Posted by: dcbill1 | August 16, 2008 3:13 PM

So here is the deal, I have read COUNTLESS messages bashing Barack Obama for this or that.. Some say he experience that would allow him to become the President of the United States. He is a United States Senator and was a state Senator before that. He was a professor of law (constitutional law) in Illinois as well. Our current president worked in the oil industry before becoming governor, but governor of Texas was his only real qualification to become US president. Now, it seems to me that working as a professor of law teaching constitutional law and then serving as a state senator and then a United States Senator would be as good experience if not better than only serving as a governor on the state level...John McCain has the same qualification, he is a United States Senator. More terms in the senate is beneficial in some ways, but not in others. Senator Obama has been in the senate long enough to understand how things work, and in government and law for long enough to understand how they are supposed to work, as well as the limitations of govt(something Bush could learn from). Sen McCain has been in government so long the chances of him doing anything to change the broken system are slim to none... He has demonstrated his lack of substance and his inclination to use attack politics with no substance, I don't want another president like that... And I used to have alot of respect for McCain, by the way, I am a republican that will be voting for Obama...

Posted by: Paul | August 16, 2008 3:11 PM

"does BO know where Georgia is on the map?" concerned voter

Mr/Mrs/Ms concerned voter.

If you are so concerned about Senator Obama's knowledge of geography you should know that he graduated from Columbia University with a major in International Studies and that his I.Q. was verified twice in school at over 165. He has actually lived in a foreign country and is very knowledgeable about political geography.

The old white guy drove corvettes, majored in partying, and almost flunked out of Anapolis.

No wonder McCain thinks that Czechoslovakia is still a country. He is the one that had to read a wikipedia article to get his facts about Georgia. He only went there because his oil lobbyist friends wanted him to.

I'll take intelligence, good judgment, and an ability to not be confused by complex issues of Senator Obama over the angry, irritable, impatient, and often forgetful McGrumpy any day.

Not this time.

Posted by: Elizabeth Martin | August 16, 2008 3:10 PM

To the Jim Jones comment, you must be "Jim Jones"....You better get ready for a much needed change..go ahead and make your contribution, it's ok.......Go Obama!

Posted by: anonymous | August 16, 2008 3:08 PM

Blah, blah, blah, blah and more blah. The country's on the verge of class warfare, we're in debt up to the top of the Washington Monument, we're becoming more and more hated around the world, our economy is deeply in the dumper and scores of "Limbaugh-listening and Fox News watching" morons want to keep it going. Their problem is too much kool-aid and not enough brains. As for the rest of us, mastering the obvious is not that difficult. We're voting for Obama.

Posted by: Dave Morgan | August 16, 2008 3:04 PM

To the 10 cent donator, you are worth as much as your donation to a Great campaign. Dont' hate you might as well come on over to the Obama side!

Posted by: anonymous | August 16, 2008 3:04 PM

Obama had better raise a lot of money because the only way he will get elected is to buy it like he did against Hillary for the Democratic nomination. He will need a full blown ad blitz to cover over the fact he is an elitist, Marxist loving, Black Liberation Theology supporting socialist. The only thing filling that suit he wears is money. Otherwise, it would be completely empty. Obama will be the ruin of this county if he manages to buy his way into the White House.

Posted by: obiewan | August 16, 2008 3:02 PM

It's time to put Obama to work for all America. It's nice to be FOR something. It'll be great to see healthcare initiatives, housing solutions, economic answers, an end to wasting money in Iraq, welcoming a new day for international relations where we enlist support from our allies to help solve problems and make the world a better place, re-gain respect for U.S. policies at home and abroad, get solar and wind power projects going now--and even hydrogen cell power for the next generation of cars within years not decades, improve the medicare and medicaid programs based on assisting the generations that earned it, and having the new generation pick up the mantle and now earn their keep, ...and still have time to enjoy the college football season!

Posted by: benighse | August 16, 2008 2:59 PM

Isn't it sad and weird that BO camp has no problem in raising big bucks and in July almost doubled McCain's yet still holds points in the polls 46, 47 or most of time not over 48. McCain just trails 1-3 points or tied, or sometime 1 point ahead?? Pathetic! Remember, BO needs to raise 2-4 even5 times of McCain's money to beat him like he did to Hillary in primary! I guess more people have started to see the true color of BO camp - empty suit as it always is and they lose confidence on him. BTW, does BO know where Georgia is on the map? It is dangerous to bet our nation on an politically inexperienced plagarist.

Posted by: concerned voter | August 16, 2008 2:56 PM

I'm voting McCain too.

We are going to dress Obama up to look like general Chow and take bets on how long it takes for McCain to surrender to him.

Everybody make sure you watch ol' cancer face tonight on CNN.

You cannot call yourself a McCain supporter and then chicken out of watching him.

I DARE you to watch both him and Obama tonight.

I bet none of you will. There's not a man among you, even when I include your mothers.

Whenever I think of your mothers, I always think of hotdogs and hallways for some reason.

Posted by: kackermann | August 16, 2008 2:56 PM

Senator Barack Obama is the vision of this country! Anyone who wants another Republician in the White House for the next four years, has a desire for a continued Bush Look-A-Like Disease. Senator Obama understands that the poor and middle class citizens of this country are suffering daily. He understands food, gas, safety issues of this country, the environment, jobs, our military and their families, our Veterans, the homeless are what the American People are concerned about and not the smears and lies of Senator John McCain and the Rep Party. Even if Senator Obama was not my choice for the next President of The United States of America I would vote for a FROG before I would cast my vote for Any Republican! Senator Obama is my choice. I have never made contributions for any President until this election. For any democrat who is considering voting for Senator McCain I urge you to think again. Our country is in such a mess we can not afford another 4 years of any Republican leading this country. For one thing McCain is too OLD! He can't remember what he says from time to time and flip flops too much. I admire him for fighting for this country but being a prisoner of war DOES NOT make him "Presidential" material, sorry. Democrats, let us continue to work together to elect Senator Obama.Engage your family and friends and make donations to this important campaign... May God Bless America and Senator Obama.

Posted by: sc | August 16, 2008 2:54 PM

Isn't it sad and weird that BO camp has no problem in raising big bucks and in July almost doubled McCain's yet still holds points in the polls 46, 47 or most of time not over 48. McCain just trails 1-3 points or tied, or sometime 1 point ahead?? Pathetic! Remember, BO needs to raise 2-4 even5 times of McCain's money to beat him like he did to Hillary in primary! I guess more people have started to see the true color of BO camp - empty suit as it always is and they lose confidence on him. BTW, does BO know where Georgia is on the map? It is dangerous to bet our nation on an politically inexperienced plagarist.

Posted by: concerned voter | August 16, 2008 2:53 PM

remember that half the people in america have an IQ that is below average. That is what the McCain party plays to the half that is below average and can't think for themselves and why the election will be close. What happened to Meritocracy in America. It's what made America great. The only reason McCain got into Annapolis was because his dad was an Admiral and then he proceeds to graduate 5th from the BOTTOM of his class. Now after 26 years in the senate and the country a mess he wants to lead. WTF has he been doing for the last 26 years. It's the morons vs the intelligent. Since we all know that it seems like we are surrounded by idiots (just read some of the posts) McCain has a great chance to lead the morons.

Posted by: overseas american | August 16, 2008 2:50 PM

I can't believe that we are even seeing these idiotic, ignorant and paranoiac rants about "communism," "socialism," and "Marxism."

Wake up you fools. This is not the 1950's and the Joe McCarthy era.

You won't find "communists" even if you travel to Russia or China. Capitalism and free enterprise is the dominant economic system which has prevailed- even in the former socialist states.

Communism calls for the withering away of the state- hardly what the Democrats have been accused of wanting to do.

Senator Obama taught Constitutional Law at the very conservative University of Chicago Law School for 12 years. The Republican professors that he taught with are mostly voting for him.

Warren Buffet, one of the world's richest capitalists is backing Senator Obama and agrees with his economic policies.

Your fear and ignorant tactics are not going to work this time.

Senator Obama believes in the American free enterprise system with checks and balances to keep crooks like Enron from defrauding the public- that is very unlike what Bush/Cheney allowed there corporate rulers to get away with.

Not this time.

Posted by: Lucas Gilmore | August 16, 2008 2:49 PM

Boy. boy we have so many anti-American rethuglicans on this site. These people need to be water-boarded ASAP.

We need to figure out how we can win the the Retard and Short Bus vote! They continue to support McCain and they really cannot explain why!

We have to do a better job handing out flash cards to these people.

Posted by: Capt. Smash | August 16, 2008 2:49 PM

It's interesting reading these various comments, the panicky aggresive expressions and worries from the GOP crowd-anti Obama bloggers- is just that panic and worry- they view words like liberal or socialism (probably thinks the -ism has something to do with communism) like profanity although if you would look at systems which employ these kinds of systems- people are happier (perhaps the lucky 5% at the top- but the other 95% without a question). Barring any disasters I dare say- your time is up! After Bush and his Neocon Jughead administration has all but managed to bankrupt the US, in a war which should have never been fought,
John McCain comes into the picture. The Chinese must be loving this- borrow some more money- the US used to be a country of respect- look around the world- what has happened- anyway - winds of change are coming- In posting a comment hear I must say that this is not a condemnation of republicans- many republicans know just how bad it is in the US- McCain- would literally be the straw that breaks the US's back- --- George W.Bush will go down as the worst president in the history of the US- McCain- probably couldn't be worse-but then again.........

Posted by: OBAMASCARE | August 16, 2008 2:47 PM

At age 65 I'am still amazed by people's opinions that are based merely on emotion and not on facts.

One of our Presidential want-to-be's has one of the worst voting records in the Senate. When he does vote, he has the singular most liberal record in the Senate.

His first term in the Senate have been interupted by his run for the office of President.

Do we want a man who does not take his current office seriously enouth to truly represent his constituency?

Yes, here we are with another election with no one to really feel good about, but my vote will be for experience and not a warm fuzzy.

Posted by: Dusty3443 | August 16, 2008 2:46 PM


and as usual, MSM is happy to help the 'cause'!


"Georgia War a Neocon Election Ploy?

In 2005, while registered as a paid lobbyist for Georgia, Scheunemann worked with McCain to draft a congressional resolution pushing for Georgia’s membership in NATO. A year later, while still on the Georgian payroll, Scheunemann accompanied McCain on a trip to that country, where they met with Saakashvili and supported his bellicose views toward Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Scheunemann is at the center of the neoconservative cabal that has come to dominate the Republican candidate’s foreign policy stance in a replay of the run-up to the war against Iraq. These folks are always looking for a foreign enemy on which to base a new Cold War, and with the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, it was Putin’s Russia that came increasingly to fit the bill.''

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080812_georgia_war_a_neocon_election_ploy/


Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 2:46 PM

I'm voting for MCain... because he knows how the jangly bracelets can cause a man to go medievil... as it were. I'm just saying.

Posted by: Scott Peterson | August 16, 2008 2:43 PM

Glad to see that Obama out raised McCain, the standard bearer of Red Party of America. McCain and those guys are worst than the Red Chinese and the Russians who want to suppress the individual freedoms and outright destroy the middle class.

Posted by: apneni | August 16, 2008 2:41 PM

And he does return again and again.

I'm almost afraid to check my mail these days.

You know what makes me open my wallet even faster? When I hear someone like Lou Dobbs making snide, snippy little remarks whenever anybody says anything decent about Obama.

He's like a weasle with his snippy little choppy teeth and turned up nose. And he thinks he says clever things but only he snorts out a snotty laugh.

He looks like he still lives with his mother.

I'd love to see someone on his show say, "you know what Lou? About your war hero Mr. McCain: the only qualification to become a POW is a willingness to surrender. Between that, and the Lincoln Savings and Loan job he did, I'd say you are backing a criminal surrender monkey who cannot possibly expect to live to see the effects of his surrenduring, felonious, type of behavior as surrendurer in chief."

"You and me have something in common, Lou; we expect to live more than 4 years. You might want to think who is vested more 4 years out. If not Lou, I challenge you to a bet of $1,000,000 that McCain will unilaterally start a war with first a teeni weeni country and then a bigger one that he ends up surrenduring to because in his advancing dementia, he thought we had 8 million troops in Checkoslovakia or Siam. What'daya say?"

Posted by: kackermann | August 16, 2008 2:41 PM

Obama Confirms Relationship With Red Mentor - FOXBusiness.com


http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/obama-confirms-relationship-red-mentor/

ANYBODY BUT THE COMMIE!

Posted by: rtfanning | August 16, 2008 2:28 PM

It's a shame that there are so many suckers who keep giving money to the Socialist Party and Obama. You guys should save all you can for the taxes he proposes and the economic disaster which will probably follow his innauguration. The good news is that McCain has won many times before when he was outspent, because the guy can out-campaign anyone. Go Johnny, go!

Posted by: Publius | August 16, 2008 2:26 PM

Really, in what way?

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Jim Jones raised a lot of dough too. He and the Messiah Obama are quite similar.

Posted by: muskrat | August 16, 2008 2:17 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 2:24 PM

THIS IS A GUY THAT SAID THAT HIS MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IS , IF HE HAD VOTED TO GO TO IRAQ HE WOULD HAVE VOTED NO, BUT HE WAS NOT EVEN IN THE SENATE...BUT ONCE HE GOT THERE HE VOTED UNIDENTICAL TO THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED YES TO WAR LIKE THE HILLARY CLINTON AND JOHN ROCKERFELL....THIS GUY IS A CALCULATED AND OPPORTUNISTIC AND WORST YET "HINDSIGHT" DECISION MAKER...WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!

Posted by: JAKE
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Jake, Senator Obama gave a passionate speech in 2000 against going to war in Iraq, outlining exactly what would happen if you we went to war in Iraq. At the time he gave this outstanding speech, he was running for the Senate in Illinois and it was NOT a popular thing to do, it could have very well cost him the senate position; however he did the right thing at the right time! Unfortunately, President Bush and the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS IGNORED Senator Obama's SUPERB JUDGEMENT; HAD THEY LISTENED, WE WOULD NOT BE WHERE WE ARE TOEAY---A broken country DEEPLY IN DEBT AND OUR CITIZENS STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET!! Please google Senator Obama's 2002 speech and compare it to what has happened and is still happening and you will see Senator Obama was totally correct in his VISION and ASSESSMENTS!! I suggest everyone please do so!

Jake, Senator Obama and others in the U.S. Senate who were against the Iraq war voted to PROVIDE OUR TROOPS WITH THE PROPER AND NECESSARY EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONRY FOR OUR TROOPS TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR ASSIGNED MISSIONS!! TO NOT SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH WHAT THE NEEDED/NEED TO FIGHT A WAR WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THEM!! JUST what did YOU want?? THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS MORE BODYBAGS TO OUR RETURNING TO OUR MORGUES?? THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS MORE SEVERELY INSJURED WITH MISSING LIMBS AND OTHER SEVERE PERMANANT DAMAGE DUE TO BRAIN INJURIES, BLOWN UP FACES, BURNT DAMAGE TO 90 PERCENT OF THEIR BODIES? PERHAPS, LIKE McCAIN AND THE REPUBS, YOU DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT OUR TROOPS, USE AND ABUSE THEM AND NOT PROVIDE THEM WITH WHAT THEY NEED, INCLUDING PROPER MEDICAL CARE! YOU, JAKE, ARE CONTEMPTABLE TO WANT TO DENY OUR TROOPS!!!
DAMN RIGHT, I AM ANGRY, ANGRY AT YOU AND OTHERS YOU WHO CONDEMN A GOOD AND CARING PERSON FOR PROVIDING THE NEEDS OF OUR TROOPS AT WAR, A WAR WHICH THEY DID NOT CHOOSE BUT WHICH THEY WERE FORCED INTO BY BUSH, HIS CRONIES, AND THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS!!

Posted by: NinaK | August 16, 2008 2:24 PM

Who remembers this country's government is "by the people and for the people"? That's why elite republicans want you to turn against the very government which was concieved to protect average citizens from the excesses of the priveledged.

In the 1950s CEO's recieved 20 times what their workers recieved. Now the ratio is roughly 500 to 1., even though they manage so badly as to bankrupt the company. They are even so brazen as to mobilize to block efforts by stockholders to hold CEO's accountable for granting unreasonable salaries with the stockholder's money. Executives claim to earn this money, but they really steal it by force and fraud. It's under reported in the comercial media because these same executives will pull their ads from stations who give them unfavorable press.
When the powerful are allowed to run over the less powerful it's called anarchy, and that's what we are spiraling into.

To oppose government "by the people and for the people" is un-American! Why would anyone trust someone who espouses hatred of the very goverment (And thereby, its people) in which they choose to hold elected office? The American government is the collective of the American people. Republicans have chosen to side with short-sighted business interests to take away the economic freedom of the American people, and they have succeeded to and alarming extent. True patriots will stand up to them and expose the mendacity which has tricked hard working Americans into voting against their own best interests.

Posted by: Charles | August 16, 2008 2:21 PM

Jim Jones raised a lot of dough too. He and the Messiah Obama are quite similar.

Posted by: muskrat | August 16, 2008 2:17 PM

The only fools in here are the ones that truly believe that Obama is the messiah who is destined to win. Wally if you had any education you would refrain from calling others stupid or joking about old people. For all you know you could be older than me, certainly lacking class, that i know.

Posted by: ArrogantObama | August 16, 2008 2:15 PM

I will be sending another donation to Barack Obama. I have sent many donations. He must win....He will win. Get used to the idea America. CHANGE IS COMING! Barack for President.

Posted by: RadianChalant | August 16, 2008 2:15 PM

Obama Confirms Relationship With Red Mentor - FOXBusiness.com

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/obama-confirms-relationship-red-mentor/

ANYBODY BUT THE COMMIE!

Posted by: rtfanning | August 16, 2008 2:14 PM

Obie wan Kenobi with 55 million raised in July and 65 in the bank, is running even with John McCain who raised only 27 million in July, with 21 in the bank.

Seems to me the Obamaniacs should be concerned. Oh, but they are not. They figure that the Barack is so popular, he will win the election even if he doesn't win any state. They don't 'need' the traditional democratic states, they said. Heck, they don't have an office in Arkansas, it was recently reported.

Of course, why would they deign to appeal to that Clinton-tainted state!

Posted by: Krishna | August 16, 2008 2:08 PM

I will continue to give what I can, when I can. Thank you for asking, Obama campaign.

Sincerely
In For The Good

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 2:08 PM

Obama got $51 million and McCain got $27 million ... that's $78 million dollars that people have "given away" ... so what is all this nonsense about a depressed economy??? If this money was put into goods and services instead of politics ... it would have made a lot of people's lives better!!!!!!!

Posted by: Francisco Cardenas | August 16, 2008 2:08 PM

There is a very good article about fundraising in the Rolling Stone that just came out you might want to read. Read the whole article it is very good.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/22210615/canadidates_for_sale

Posted by: Jace | August 16, 2008 2:05 PM

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We don't read flaming liberal propaganda from the Rolling Stones....please!

When's our celebritiy, Obama going to be on the next cover?

What a truely sad party, the Democrats.

Posted by: allen ridge | August 16, 2008 2:07 PM

Go Obama!

This is great news. The best thing about Obama is that he is not going to stand in the way of prosperity and happiness.

Bush and the Republicans love to say no to the people and yes to big business. And now, we have fewer decent jobs, our money and homes are shrinking in value, our food and gas are going up, we enjoy fewer protections in the workplace, we are less safe, our military is stretched thin, our justice department is turned into a wing of the Republican party, our environment is in decline, our international reputation in the toilet, our medical system is failing us, social security might go broke, college is getting too expensive to afford, and our schools stink.

Of course the Republicans didn't cause this. They just allowed it to happen... while they went to play golf and dine with lobbyists and pass repressive laws.

Obama isn't perfect, but he's better than anyone I have seen run for office in the last two decades.

Posted by: Brutus | August 16, 2008 2:06 PM

you could be old and certain that you are right. But being old does not mean being righ. OBama 48, Mclueless 41. obama up 2 points from last week. You are old and stupid.
ArrogantObama

Posted by: Wally | August 16, 2008 2:06 PM

Anyonymous (who called the Republicans Communists):

I hate to rain on your parade, but the Neocons are not Communists. They do not want the state to own all facets of the economy.

The Neocons want corporations to control the state. That's National Socialism...aka Nazis.

Let's get our terminology straight here people!

Posted by: scott032 | August 16, 2008 2:05 PM

Arrogant, you foolish, foolish OLD man. Go ahead and believe what you want, Obama will be the next president and there is absolutely nothing you lightweights can do to stop this run away train.....by all means though, keep standing on the track, it will be fun seeing you torn to pieces on November 4th...

Posted by: pj 451 | August 16, 2008 2:05 PM

There is a very good article about fundraising in the Rolling Stone that just came out you might want to read. Read the whole article it is very good.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/22210615/canadidates_for_sale

Posted by: Jace | August 16, 2008 2:05 PM

Obama raised $51 Million? He'll need it and more to inch out of the rut he's in. Maybe he can use it as a down payment to help Hillary pay her debt after John McCains takes the oath of president.

Posted by: Back From Iraq | August 16, 2008 2:04 PM

Obama thinks he can buy the election. Just like he tried to buy New Hampshire and Hillary won.

Just like he tried to buy PA, Ohio, and Indiana etc............etc........

Obama is done and there is no doubt about that fact.

See ya libs on November 4th............

Signed, The Silent Majority...........

Posted by: allen ridge | August 16, 2008 2:03 PM

..."THis Registered Voter/VET USAF, says, "BARACK THE VOTE."

...."Help Barack help you/America, and "THROW THE REPUBLICANS THE HELL OOUT!

The republicans record is CRIMINAL...fact."

..."A time comes when Silence Is Betrayal."
---Martin L. King

Posted by: ztcb41 | August 16, 2008 2:02 PM

I am old enough to know not to believe everything every campaign claims. Obama supporters believe Obama is doing well or even better than he did before. HAHAHAHA that's a joke, McCain has been chipping away at his lead and McCain has been gaining on some states that were leaning blue now toss up. It's too early and too soon to say who's winning, they are both close and anything can happen. Liberals please stop spreading lies, oh wait you get that from your Obama the biggest liar.

Posted by: ArrogantObama | August 16, 2008 1:57 PM

Ive been giving since day ONE and I wont stop until Barak is in office !! GOBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: pj451 | August 16, 2008 1:57 PM

McCain, the guy who raised $27 million--isn't that the guy who is so stupid he said that the Georgia/Russia contretemps is the first major conflict of the 21st century? What then, I wonder, would he call his own government's adventures in the middle east?

Maybe that's why Obama took in twice as much in July as McSame--folks just don't want another stupid, ignorant Republican to continue destroying this country.

Posted by: Helena Montana | August 16, 2008 1:55 PM

inzane 121 just wrote:

"The fact that Obama is so charismatic and can charm Americans into believing his nonsence is ridiculous....At this point I am pretty much ashamed to be an American."

So are Obama supporters allowed to use this "ashamed to be an American" quote to beat McCain over the head with? Or is that little trick only allowed to be used by Republicans?

Posted by: Andy | August 16, 2008 1:55 PM

some people are just stupid. Now that Obama is liked overseas, they think that much of these millions comes from there. America wake up man! Mcain can't even remember stuff he's said few weeks ago. When he messes up his campaign give us explainations such as "he did not understand the question" or "he miss spoke" how many time he is going to miss speak?

Posted by: wally | August 16, 2008 1:48 PM

Some of you bleeding heart liberals may want to look at your buddy Ed Rendell and the new position in his state Diversity Cultural Officer. Ket me translate that for you -- reverse discrimination. The federal government has tons of EEO positions and having worked for the government for 32 years I can tell you first hand that the end result is unqualified people who filed law suits and are now in jobs they don't qualify for. Much like NOBAMA if he gets in. Democrats love quotas (although disguised as "GOALS". The goal is to hire as many non-white middle class people as possible. Ed's recent revelation of this "new" position will add more layers of government which translates into more tax dollars from the PA residents. Of course once these are stood up all over, the liberals will have to build an office in DC to monitor all of these so called Diversity Officer Offices and positions. What a racket. The Democrats are so sure of a win, they have started spending your tax increase. If you would just do some reading............but I can only assume that sheep do not like to read, they go by color.

Posted by: wheetie00
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Wheetie00, Congratulations!! Spoken like a true, low-class racist and bigot! Racists and bigots are the scum of America!

PS: For the record, I am of Spanish and German heritage. I am sick and tired of the outright racism and bigotry by so many "WHITE" folks who think they are the supreme beings being sent by our Creator to condemn anyone who does not have the same skin color as their own. Little do you and the rest of you realize that our Creator is not fond of dark souls and hearts. Wouldn't you racists and bigots be totally shocked when you reach the Pearly Gates and find our Creator's skin is actually a shade of BLACK?? What would you say then??? Just thinking this just might be possible...YOU KNOW, GOD IS THE ULTIMATE JUDGE. Who knows, He might change the color of skin to have some "fun" with YOU. LOL

Posted by: NinaK | August 16, 2008 1:48 PM

Anonymous - if you're going to quote polls, don't cherry pick a result to support your thesis. Check out real clear politics, an aggregator. Obama's held a steady lead which has actually increased a bit recently.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 16, 2008 1:42 PM

It is quite apparent that the demise of this country as a "free" country will end soon. I feel bad for the future children who will be prisoners in their own land. The fact that Obama is so charismatic and can charm Americans into believing his nonsence is ridiculous. His tax proposals will wipe out people like me, the lower middle class, and soon there will be a wealthy class, and flat out poverty stricken folks. Folks that are good people with good morals about life and Liberty and the things this country was founded upon. At this point I am pretty much ashamed to be an American. We have these politicians raking in hundreds of millions of campaign dollars so people will think they are worthy of presidential status, while good honest hard working americans are dying because they cant afford the medicines that could potentially save thier lives.... pathetic... no wonder everyone around the world hates America now days. I used to be a much happier person when I was oblivious to what goes on in the world.... I wish I still was!

Posted by: inzane121 | August 16, 2008 1:41 PM

Given Sen. McCain's business network in Phoenix/Vegas/LA, you have to wonder how much money he's getting under the table from his underworld friends who exploit the darker parts of the cash economy.

http://www.girlinshortshorts.blogspot.com/2008/02/john-mccain-and-mob.html

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/haunted-by-spirits/1

Posted by: Declan Patrick MacManus | August 16, 2008 1:35 PM

And, that base is going to be even more upset after they tune in to Rick Warren's interview with McCain and discover just how shallow his understanding of their Christian beliefs is.
This is gonna be good. Reminds me of when Paris Hilton was released from jail, went on Larry King, after a coming-to-Jesus meeting in jail, and attempted to identify her favorite Scripture.
It was funnier than her commercial.

Posted by: cms@cablespeed.com | August 16, 2008 1:31 PM

Please continue donating generously to Obama. He desparately needs the money so that he can continue to buy cocaine from me.

Posted by: Escobar | August 16, 2008 1:29 PM

Yes! wrote:
It's great to see that so many Americans are supporting Obama's positive vision for this country! It seems that Americans are much smarter than the pundits think they are.

How I agree. The pundits may have dewdrops in their eyes with McCain and want to pick apart Obama but, they cannot see that we are smarter then they are.
We know who is the superior candidate and the best person to lead our country.
I do not throw my money away and have never given to a candidate before but, I do send money to Obama.
I never wanted someone to be president as much as I want Obama to be and my husband and I are putting our money where our mouth is.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:27 PM

obama's organization is a well oiled machine and as president his first step will be to crack down on oil speculators..wallstreet thinks obama will win..that's why oil is down from a high of 147..obama will open the national oil reserves..mccain wins oil 300 a barrel since he will bomb iran for israel within the first year..keep iraq war going 100 years

Posted by: america_first | August 16, 2008 1:27 PM

These Commie Republicans can whine all they want.

The GOP is loosing because Rove's NeoConMen have turned the Republican party into the Communist Party.

That is why so many are talking about setting up a Real Conservative Party.

THE GOP IS DEAD.
The GOP lost the National Security Conservative vote after George Bush and his commie GOP buddies tucked tail and ran from Afghanistan when they had a chance to get Bin Laden. The military on the ground do not forget that kind of FUBAR REMF from the likes of Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush.

After a needless war in Iraq.

NO WMD
NO Link to Al-Qaeda
NO Link to 9/11
That kinda grates on the military.

After outing a US NOC agent Valerie Wilson (nee Plame); you reading this “Traitor Bob”?
That really gets soldiers hackles up.

After no body armor and no Humvee or Truck armor and most of all after a cockroach and rat infested Walter Reed and STILL nobody talking about the real problems of PTSD!

And after the abiding shame of the US nation dragged through the putrefaction of state sponsored torture. Soldiers do not not take lightly to the Flag being dragged through the mud by some commie GOP.

THE GOP IS DEAD.
The GOP lost the Fiscal Conservative vote after 8 years of NeoConMen philosophy of BORROW AND SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! with which they have INFECTED US businesses and the very citizens of America! The very same sick ideology of DEBT Cheney glorified with his: "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter."Pronouncement.

George Bush and his commie cronies have already left the USA with a TAX DEBT BILL of 9.5 trillion; the equivalent of a second mortgage on every US family, 30,000 dollars for every Man Woman and Child in the USA. And it is expected to reach 10 trillion by the end of the year.

TEN Trillion Dollars of Republicommie back taxes! PLUS INTEREST!

Ten Trillion Dollars that the US TAX payer has been left the bill for!

After PORK SUBSIDIES for the likes of Halliburton, Blackwater and KBR and all those other Republicommie companies that went to Iraq to suck on the US TAX TIT.

After NO BID contracts for Halliburton surely America's biggest ever social security cheque for hard up billionaires who run their own companies into the ground.

After Enron, Abramoff, Tom Delay, Tom Anderson, John G. Rowland, George Ryan, Tom Noe and yes Ted Stevens etc. and the philosophy of flimflam that pervades this Administration.

And After infecting US business with BORROW AND SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! Until US business is bought up by Commie China and under the Sharia Law of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

THE GOP IS DEAD.
The GOP lost the Main Street Conservative vote after the Dollar Depreciation Policy, 130 Dollar Oil, Stocks through the floor, Banks going bust, foreclosures, halving the value of your 401K and pensions, raiding the Social Security and Medicaid savings account and after the NeoConMen asked for a blank cheque for Fannie and Freddy.

The DEBT of predatory lending practices.
The DEBT of maxed out credit cards.
The DEBT of rising mortgage interest rates.
The DEBT that created sub-prime.

The DEBT that destroys US companies.

And by infecting America with the NeoConMen's BORROW AND SPEND SPEND SPEND philosophy DEBT on cars, houses, furniture, college, and even your credit card for the groceries,

Shop till you drop! DEBT!

Another THIRTEEN TRILLION dollars of Personal and Business DEBT!

A ZOMBIE GOP based on VOODOO ECONOMICS.

THE GOP IS DEAD.
The GOP lost the Christian Conservative vote after Katrina, Abu Ghraib, Mark Foley and when Christians realised the Bush Faith-Based and Community Initiatives program was just a Con.

The Republicommies called evangelicals: "boorish" "ridiculous" "goofy" "nuts" according to David Kuo, a conservative Christian, former assistant to President Bush and Deputy Director of Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiatives program, in his book Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction.

As David Kuo points out NeoConMen are "cynically hijacking the faith-based initiatives idea for electoral gain," ignoring issues such as poverty, and limiting faith-based grants to organizations that are "politically friendly to the administration." For those who became part of the Republicommie NeoConMen team 8 billion dollars was promised but only about 21 million was ever paid out.

The main people the Republicommies gave money to? You guessed it they were people like Rev. Ted Haggard there to run the Republicommie owned church. Of course he was more interested in paying 200 dollars a go by cash in envelopes to give a gay rent boy oral sex and snort methamphetamine.

THE GOP IS DEAD.

Everyone can see the Republican party ain't conservative any more, time somebody dug a hole and buried the GOP's stinking slimy commie corpse!

What patriotic American would vote for this commie GOP?

Do you want the commie GOP to continue to dammage America?

Are you a commie GOP suporter?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:24 PM

Some of you bleeding heart liberals may want to look at your buddy Ed Rendell and the new position in his state Diversity Cultural Officer. Ket me translate that for you -- reverse discrimination. The federal government has tons of EEO positions and having worked for the government for 32 years I can tell you first hand that the end result is unqualified people who filed law suits and are now in jobs they don't qualify for. Much like NOBAMA if he gets in. Democrats love quotas (although disguised as "GOALS". The goal is to hire as many non-white middle class people as possible. Ed's recent revelation of this "new" position will add more layers of government which translates into more tax dollars from the PA residents. Of course once these are stood up all over, the liberals will have to build an office in DC to monitor all of these so called Diversity Officer Offices and positions. What a racket. The Democrats are so sure of a win, they have started spending your tax increase. If you would just do some reading............but I can only assume that sheep do not like to read, they go by color.

Posted by: wheetie00@aol.com | August 16, 2008 1:23 PM

Roy Tarbell,
Donate to the right candidate to solve those problems. Your $100 donation to a poor person would not change a poor man's life. What we need is a policy change to fight poverty. So better donate to Obama

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:23 PM

chk wrote:
Do the Obama people believe we are all so clueless to accept that these huge sums are coming from small donations?

Excuse me but, I am one of those small donors who give to the Obama campaign every month. My husband and I cannot give alot but, we desire to save our country from the abuse and darkness of the Bush years and see Obama as the man to do this.
We have never given to any candidate before. But, ever since Obama had announced we give what we can.
We see Obama as the best hope to clean up the mess and repair our image.
When was the last time you saw people overseas not burn or spit on our flag but, wave it?
You may not have felt proud but, I certainly did. Seeing all those Germans waving our flag when Obama was there made me feel a pride in my country and the certainty of this is how it is suppose to be.
How it use to be when we were seen as beacon of hope and light in the world.
I want that back!
I want my country back!
And Barack Obama is the man to do it.

Posted by: vwcat | August 16, 2008 1:23 PM

THIS IS A GUY THAT SAID THAT HIS MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IS , IF HE HAD VOTED TO GO TO IRAQ HE WOULD HAVE VOTED NO, BUT HE WAS NOT EVEN IN THE SENATE...BUT ONCE HE GOT THERE HE VOTED UNIDENTICAL TO THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED YES TO WAR LIKE THE HILLARY CLINTON AND JOHN ROCKERFELL....THIS GUY IS A CALCULATED AND OPPORTUNISTIC AND WORST YET "HINDSIGHT" DECISION MAKER...WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!

Posted by: JAKE | August 16, 2008 1:21 PM

chk,
Are you still not ashamed of voting republicans to power the last two elections. I wonder if you are born to humans! LOL

Posted by: Chinky | August 16, 2008 1:19 PM

Obama will have more money in the bank by September than McCain's entire public finance account.

Posted by: Falcon | August 16, 2008 1:19 PM

This amount of money raised to support a person who has a huge amount of money is obscene. It is disappointing for me to read these types of articles when there is hunger and homeless people in our country. We need to step back and set proper priorities when asked to donate money.

Posted by: Roy Tarbell | August 16, 2008 1:19 PM

It's great to see that so many Americans are supporting Obama's positive vision for this country! It seems that Americans are much smarter than the pundits think they are.

Posted by: Yes! | August 16, 2008 1:18 PM

AMERICA IS "GULLIBLE" AND YOU CAN SAY AND PROMISE THEM ANYTHING AND THEY BELIEVE IN IT....OBAMA IS JUST "PRIME" EXAMPLE...

Posted by: JOHN | August 16, 2008 1:18 PM

Do the Obama people believe we are all so clueless to accept that these huge sums are coming from small donations? I was traveling in Europe. He has significant fund raising activities there. We should not allow Europeans to buy influence with our President. Shame on Obama and his people.
Posted by: chk | August 16, 2008 1:08 PM
*************

Exactly, because there are certainly no Americans living or working in Europe.

Posted by: aleks | August 16, 2008 1:17 PM

APPARENTLY MILLION OF "STUPID" PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE IN THIS CAR SALESMAN WHO CAN TALK A GOOD TALK....JUST LIKE THE COMMUNIST...

Posted by: tom | August 16, 2008 1:17 PM

It's a shame that people here are trying to smear Obama by questioning how much of the money came from "foreigners". ANY FOOL KNOWS THAT ONLY AMERICAN CITIZENS CAN DONATE TO A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. The "foreigners" that people are speaking of in such a derogatory manner are AMERICANS who live abroad. So, not only are you smearing Obama, you're smearing fellow Americans! You should be ashamed!

Posted by: Shame on you | August 16, 2008 1:16 PM

I am sorry that is all you can afford but every penny counts.

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I sent Obama a check for .10 just to gum up his stupid Che Guevera loving organization. I just wonder...how much of this $50+ million came from foreigners? I think Europe is trying to imapct the US election. Obama is coward, back-stabbing Europe's love child. They LOVE him. Reason enough to hate his guts.

Posted by: egrib | August 16, 2008 1:07 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:12 PM

------Anonymous

You can stay steeped in your denial all you want, but polls do matter. BO has been on a steady downhill slide. The dude can't get any traction to save his life. Not from the fake Presidential seal, not from the European ego tour, not from millions of dollars. Consider this; many Americans use well-thought out criteria to elect a President. Past accomplishments are the best predictor of future success. Experience ? Present ? flip/flop? Is his performance in the polls a surprise? I don't think so.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Barack Obama attracting 43% of the vote while John McCain earns 41%. When "leaners" are included, it’s Obama 46% and McCain 45% (see recent daily results). Tracking Polls are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time each day (Premium Members can see more at the Daily Snapshot).

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:12 PM

I AM ONE LIKE OTHERS,WHO DO NOT FOLLOW POLLS,WE FOLLOW THE MONEY..OBAMA IS OUTRAISING MCSHAME IN FUNDS,IT TELLS ME THAT HE HAS A BIGGER FOLLOWING THAN THESE SO CALLED POLL EXPERTS THINK..

I HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED NOR EMAILED BY ANY POLLSTERS ON WHOM IM VOTING FOR,HAVE ANY OF U?

IF WE ALL WERE,AND THEY DIDN'T POLL THE SAME PEOPLE EVERY WEEK TO SEE IF THEY'RE MINDS HAVE CHANGED OR POLLED IN A CERTAIN AREA,THEN THEY WOULD SEE THIS IS AN OBAMA NATION..

GET OVER IT MCCAIN SUPPORTERS,YOUR BOY IS TOAST!!!

GOBAMA!!

Posted by: bad news for conservatives... | August 16, 2008 1:08 PM

Do the Obama people believe we are all so clueless to accept that these huge sums are coming from small donations? I was traveling in Europe. He has significant fund raising activities there. We should not allow Europeans to buy influence with our President. Shame on Obama and his people.

Posted by: chk | August 16, 2008 1:08 PM

I sent Obama a check for .10 just to gum up his stupid Che Guevera loving organization. I just wonder...how much of this $50+ million came from foreigners? I think Europe is trying to imapct the US election. Obama is coward, back-stabbing Europe's love child. They LOVE him. Reason enough to hate his guts.

Posted by: egrib | August 16, 2008 1:07 PM

I'm approaching the max for Obama, but I'm married, and my onetime Republican husband (voted for W TWICE)changed his party affiliation to Independent so he could vote for Obama in the primary in NC-soon we'll be making our Obama donations in HIS name.

More importantly, I've found and gotten registered sev. more Obama voters. If every Obama supporter can find just ONE unregistered voter and get them signed up, this will be a landslide. If you don't know how to do it, call the local Obama headquarters, they've got a dynamite group of people in every state who will help you do it legally, so the new voter won't be shut out or given a provisional ballot.

Posted by: Susan E | August 16, 2008 1:06 PM

At the Start of August The Republican National Committee had 75 million to spend. Their goal is over 300 million. DNC has $28.5 million.

Has anyone counted the cost of the hidden e-mail smears against Obama yet? This alone must be worth million of millions of dollars!

Posted by: Ruth | August 16, 2008 1:04 PM

Why do taxpayers have to pay for the old white hair guy? Is paying for his campaign part of his social security benefits? Having presidential candidates raise money for their own campaign is change that my wallet can believe in.

Posted by: Meg | August 16, 2008 1:04 PM

Obama is a solid 6 to 9 points ahead. Those polls don't mean anything. What you think millions of voters change their minds back and forth every three days? That poll is effected by the time of day and what is on TV. Nothing has changed it just gives people something to talk about. Mccain has every vote right now he is ever going to get and it is not enough. I hope you don't bet your hard earned money with an off shore bookie based on those polls.

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Yeah, but apparently you can't just buy an election.
After blowing off the Democratic base for moveon.org's money, I think the question should be presented to Howie and Nancy.................Are you happy now?

Gallup Daily: McCain, Obama Tied at 44%
Obama’s support down slightly
August 15, 2008

Someone has to save dems from their pathetic leadership, and now that they have handed the reins over to the BO campaign, it is all slip sliding away. Pretty sad commentary considering this was supposed to be a landslide win for dems in November. Why do the dems make it so easy for Republicans? Has anyone considered it is turning out exactly how they hoped it would?
Posted by: greenfun | August 16, 2008 12:57 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:03 PM

John McCain: Geriatric, uber-wealthy, arrogant, angry, elitist Washington celebrity, adulterer, and an all-around slimy, despicable, dishonorable, untrustworthy, cowardly loser.

Posted by: McCain: Ego First | August 16, 2008 1:02 PM

I gave him another $1000.00 and so did my wife.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:58 PM

Yeah, but apparently you can't just buy an election.
After blowing off the Democratic base for moveon.org's money, I think the question should be presented to Howie and Nancy.................Are you happy now?

Gallup Daily: McCain, Obama Tied at 44%
Obama’s support down slightly
August 15, 2008

Someone has to save dems from their pathetic leadership, and now that they have handed the reins over to the BO campaign, it is all slip sliding away. Pretty sad commentary considering this was supposed to be a landslide win for dems in November. Why do the dems make it so easy for Republicans? Has anyone considered it is turning out exactly how they hoped it would?

Posted by: greenfun | August 16, 2008 12:57 PM

obama is hype-inteligent.America needs rigth now a president who CAN THINK TOUGH, NOT JUST TALK TOUGH, because it seems like war is inevitable if the current aggression from neo-communist dictators from the Kremlin continues.

Posted by: prince | August 16, 2008 12:49 PM

holding on till he gets that $86. million taxpayer welfare check.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 16, 2008 12:39 PM

this is great news, and if the campaign keeps the financial momentum on , obama will have all the money he needs to fend off all the lies and smears the RNC is hurling at him. More importantly, he seems destined to lead America and the free world in a time like this.there will never be another Obama this century or the next. there have been few obamas in the history of America-in 1960, in 1860, in 1800.

Posted by: benjamin | August 16, 2008 12:39 PM

All I know is many of the GOP base are sooo unhappy with the GOP, Some Huckabee supporters have even started a movement to get Huckabee to start a new party, Becuase they feel so left out of the process this year., like their voices are not being heard. Here is one of the links where you can see what I am talking about. McCain and the GOP will be in big trouble if they lose thier base.
http://www.mccanes.com/newparty.html

Posted by: Peter | August 16, 2008 12:30 PM

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