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Obama Jumps on McCain House Comment


Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), right, gets a salute from a Vietnam Veteran, Aug. 21, 2008, during a meeting at John Tyler Community College in Chester, Va. (AP /Steve Helber)

By Anne E. Kornblut
RICHMOND, Va. -- As part of an increasingly aggressive effort to redefine his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday morning seized on a new remark by Sen. John McCain that he does not know how many houses he owns.

"Somebody asked John McCain, 'How many houses do you have?' And he said, 'I'm not sure, I'll have to check with my staff,'" Obama said with a tone of incredulousness at an outdoor event here.

"If you don't know how many houses you have, then it's not surprising that you might think the economy is fundamentally strong," he said. "But if you're like me, and you got one house, or you are like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so they don't lose their home, then you might have a different perspective."

The audience laughed and clapped, and then Obama added: "And, by the way, the answer is, John McCain has seven homes." That, it turns out, is true.

The damning McCain quote, which came in an interview with Politico, played neatly into Obama's argument -- his current focus heading into the convention -- that he understand the economy better and that the Republican candidate "doesn't get it" when it comes to voters' lives.

The two presumptive nominees have played tug-of-war over which of them is most down-to-earth, a battle that continued at breakneck speed on Thursday, as the McCain campaign issued a statement on Obama's remarks less than 15 minutes after he uttered them and before the presumptive nominee had even finished speaking.

"Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses?" McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in a statement. "Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people 'cling' to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who's in touch with regular Americans?"

Both Obama and McCain are borrowing language from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as they fight for the populist mantle -- one she wore well by the end of her candidacy.

Obama is now frequently citing the years Bill Clinton was in office -- mentioning the former president by name -- as strong economic years. Obama is presenting himself as a fighter (remember Clinton's Rocky theme?), saying here on Thursday morning: "Are we going to make sure the American people have somebody in the White House who's fighting for them?"

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 21, 2008; 11:37 AM ET
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Posted by: keith | August 28, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I do not have good feelings about Barack.. He turns on his long time friends that he devoted his book to. He changes his platform as quickly as he feels it will help in get into office. I think the Blacks deserve to be President but not Barack.. I from my deepest part of my heart I think he is a phoney and will step on anyone to get where he's going. I am a devoted Jesus person , love every one Barack too but i don't trust him.. we will all will see once he settles in office.all he has going for him truly is his apting other political ideas and a great personality. He has a lovely wife and I think she sees what I see in him... Please do not make the mistake of voting for him. We will only be hurt. He's cashing in on being Black and realizes how ashamed this country is for having been so cruel to the Blacks.I'm old enough torecall in the fifties and sixties how my Black friends were treated like My friend could not sleep in a hotel with me unless she was my maid and her husband had to be my husband valet. We took them on a honeymoon and had to go way back to to Delware before that condition was considered. Blacks were asked to leave eating places etc. it was disgraceful and now a phoney is getting to be president by the Black peoples hurts. He didn't even know how embarrassed they were. shame on you if you vote for him, Janet

Posted by: Janet | August 28, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

I do not have good feelings about Barack.. He turns on his long time friends that he devoted his book to. He changes his platform as quickly as he feels it will help in get into office. I think the Blacks deserve to be President but not Barack.. I from my deepest part of my heart I think he is a phoney and will step on anyone to get where he's going. I am a devoted Jesus person , love every one Barack too but i don't trust him.. we will all will see once he settles in office.all he has going for him truly is his apting other political ideas and a great personality. He has a lovely wife and I think she sees what I see in him... Please do not make the mistake of voting for him. We will only be hurt. He's cashing in on being Black and realizes how ashamed this country is for having been so cruel to the Blacks.I'm old enough torecall in the fifties and sixties how my Black friends were treated like My friend could not sleep in a hotel with me unless she was my maid and her husband had to be my husband valet. We took them on a honeymoon and had to go way back to to Delware before that condition was considered. Blacks were asked to leave eating places etc. it was disgraceful and now a phoney is getting to be president by the Black peoples hurts. He didn't even know how embarrassed they were. shame on you if you vote for him, Janet

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Obama should have chosen Clinton if it’s really for the good of America, both of them would have given up their differences and tried to work out all the issues by employing Obama’s vision and Clinton’s experience. The fact that Obama chose Biden simply because this guys has the cleanest history and less problems for Republican’s attack shows how egoistic Obama is and what he’s really in for - to win the race, not for the good of America. Clinton is so much more brilliant and capable than Biden. What a poor choice on Obama’s part to choose Biden as a running mate. He just lost my vote for this election

Posted by: Moonriver | August 25, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Kind of funny how Obama attacks McCain on how many homes he owns.....who cares???? especially when he (Obama) made over 4 mil last year alone...meanwhile,his brother lives in a shanty.....I say clean up your own backyard before pointing fingers.

Posted by: Beth Guest | August 25, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a hypocrite who is trying to seem like he is one of the "regular guys" He is not. He is filthy rich living off his wife's family fortune.. McCain admits he knows nothing about the economy. He can only repeat the "trickle-down tax cut for the rich" policies of Bush who has run up the worst deficits since Ronald Reagan. McCain can't wait to find other wars to get us into and will further drive our economy into the dirt. A weak dollar due to heavy debt drives up the price of oil and hurts everyone except Big Oil who will receive huge subsidies under McCain. He can barely answer a question in front of a live audience. McCain demonstrates over and over that he is not bright enough, not competent. He has become a complete tool of the Bushies and we can expect more of the same warmed over failed policies. He just doesn''t have the smarts or imagination to do anything different. He can''t even manage his own campaign with out the Cheney/Rove thugs. A guy who doesn't know how many houses he owns?? Pathetic- - how can he be credible as a key player in a global e

Posted by: jefflz | August 24, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Atleast Mc Cain pays taxes and owns property in the state he represents, not like a certain high ranking fla comgressman.

Also, if elected, how many days will it take for obama to pardon buddy rezko? I would like for barry to answre this question.

Posted by: D R | August 24, 2008 1:36 AM | Report abuse

Seems like Obama s treading on dangerous ground when he makes comments regarding McCain's homes. Reminds voters that the purchase of his ONE house was done in cooperation with Tony Rezko.

Posted by: Kris | August 22, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: jeff | August 22, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

The White Racists and Supremacists tickle me by trying to attack Barack Obama's intelligence. How STUPID must these Idiots be to actually think that a man who graduated at the TOP OF HIS CLASS at HARVARD who was the FIRST BLACK Editor of the HARVARD LAW REVIEW who became an Activist and Civil Rights Attorney and later one of the few Black Professors of Constitutional Law at Chicago Univ. who had the foresight to embrace his Black Race and Culture when every other Black person was running from their Race and Culture trying to become White. A man who became one of only three Black Senators since re-construction in this Country and is certain to become the first Black President of the United States of America when clearly 99.9% of Whites(non-Blacks) and 90% of all Blacks believe in the genetic and intellectual inferiority of the Black Race is a feet that is no less then amazing.I know its difficult for Idiots to believe that Obama is immensely gifted and exhibits genius qualities but still,the attempt by FOOLS to portray him as uneducated and unintelligent is really the hieght of STUPIDITY it doesn't help your cause and it simply makes you look racist and ridiculous.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 22, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Obama doesn't know how many houses McCain has either, only he's had time to research it. In fact, I don't know if anyone in the media knows because I've heard 4, 7, and 10. I have a friend who owns at least 7 houses and only earns 5 figures. It's called rentals. It sounds like McCain owns 4 residences and several rental properties. That's something those of us who believe in capitalism call "investing". Sorry if we don't subscribe to Obama's elitist, socialist agenda.

Posted by: Bored in PA | August 22, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

targa,

DON'T Whine about Cindy the "pillionaire" being attacked, cuz Obama might not use her stealing pain pills from a Charity...but I will.

Tell me HOW does a woman who owns UNCOUNTABLE HOMES, PLANES and PARKING GARAGES go so LOW as to steal pain medications from a Charity for Children, when she joneses for her HIGH?

Posted by: mark | August 22, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain NEEDS 7 houses, where else can he stash all those LOBBIESTS?

Posted by: mark | August 22, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I always laugh at these inexperienced pseudo intellectual goofballs like Obmama that are going to set a new tone of "change" in politics...sticking to issues, no negativity, new ideas, moving forward etc.

(Right, you prefer the Rove style of attack politics. Besides, it isn't as if McCain is such great shakes. A 72 year old former POW who dumped his first wife (after cheating on her) for the rich cheerleader)

ROFL Obama has changed his change so much his back to an ultra liberal tax and spend negative campaigner and an empty suit without his teleprompter who got his clock cleaned in Saddleback with questions less intense than most would have in a serious job interview.

(Changed his tune ? You mean like McOld on tax cuts ? Or off shore drilling ? Or torture ? Clock cleaned ? Did your 72 year old hero McCain hear the questions on the way in, in his secret service motorcade ? No one knows.....except McCain and his surrogates)

Posted by: MA | August 22, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I always laugh at these inexperienced pseudo intellectual goofballs like Obmama that are going to set a new tone of "change" in politics...sticking to issues, no negativity, new ideas, moving forward etc.ROFL Obama has changed his change so much his back to an ultra liberal tax and spend negative campaigner and an empty suit without his teleprompter who got his clock cleaned in Saddleback with questions less intense than most would have in a serious job interview.

Posted by: Mike | August 22, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

So I guess now old John thinks that the U.S. military is surrendering to the terrorists for signing off on an Iraq pull-out plan. Perhaps next year he can move to the nation of Georgia and take command of a special Georgian unit to ride into Iraq and really give it to those terrorists. He can have Cindy buy him an authentic Napoleon suit and a grand steed.

Posted by: General Pappy | August 22, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Poor old john, maybe he's running just to get a free tour of the country looking for a good retirement home. Of course, he would use other people's money even to do that.

Posted by: old john | August 22, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

And the worst part about it is old john complain cheated on his first wife to get to all of those houses. So, on top of everything else, he's not even self-made.

Posted by: john complain | August 22, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

obama is a communist

Posted by: pumpkin | August 22, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

obama is a communist

Posted by: pumpkin | August 22, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

No one's saying Obama hasn't made a couple verbal mistakes (take a good look at Gee Dubya before you go any further), but to be unable to answer how many houses you own, or your $100 Million wife you won while cheating on your first wife after she had gotten into a car accident and was less "desirable" is just outrageous. And it's not like this is the first time McCain has made verbal mistakes either.

Posted by: Nick | August 22, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Has anybody told Obama how many states there really are or does he still believe that there are 58?

Posted by: Mike | August 22, 2008 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Has anybody told Obama how many states they really are or does he still believe that there are 58?

Posted by: Mike | August 22, 2008 2:18 AM | Report abuse

It is McCains wife that owns all the houses. Why is Obama attacking Cindy McCain? he wants hands off on his I hate America wife but McCains wife is OK to attack?

Obama is a phony!

Posted by: targa | August 22, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

MCCAIN IS BUSH WITH NO VALUES.. I WILL VOTE FOR OBAMA.

HE IS THE WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO MY PARTY EVER!

Posted by: MCCAIN | August 22, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

If AMERICA VOTES IN JOHN MCCAIN I'M MOVING TO CANADA.

WE DONT NEED ANOTHER RICH WHITE GUY SCREWING THE POOR.

JOHN MCCAIN THOUGHT $5 PER HOUR WAS TO MUCH FOR MINIMUM WAGE.. SELFISH ****!

HE MAKES 20,000 PER HOUR!!

Posted by: Save America! | August 22, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Mccain is out of touch and part of the super rich.

The top 1% earn the same as the bottom 90%.

That seems fair in John Mccains America because Bush, Chenny, Cindy and friend are that same 1%.

Posted by: Mccain sells out! | August 22, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 22, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

According to the FNC doc about Obama, after digging up the story, spending significant time on it, it was declared that there is no evidence of any wrong doing on his part. He who voted for arguably the worse President in the history of the United States of America twice, now tells me to vote for John McCain once.

Posted by: hmmm | August 21, 2008 12:28 PM

COULDN'T SAY IT BETTER IF I TRIED!!!

About Obama and Rezcko: And Obama was accused of what wrong doing in court??? Zero, Zip, NADA!!!

Posted by: Chris, Atlanta, GA | August 21, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the best! Smart, wise and a true gentleman. Someone for us to aspire to be like.

Posted by: vegasmomx3 | August 21, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

So McCain thinks earning "five million a year" qualifies you as rich.

That's about $100,000 a week.

He HAS to say that, so he can say - with a straight face - that he's going to "help the middle-class"...in his book, those making between $20,000 and $100,000 a week.

The rest of us - making less than $20,000 a week - will pay MORE taxes for their tax cuts under McCain.

It's the Republican Way. Always has been.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

old McCain had a house

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here a house
there a house
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Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Remember this news story???
"Over the Fourth of July Weekend, the Washington Post revealed Obama had also secured a reduced mortgage for the same home, on top of the Rezko's discount, saving him more than $300 a month in mortgage payments."
Posted by: Amy Dugan | August 21, 2008 10:49 PM>>>>>

You forgot to mention that the story mentioned that Obama got a rate that was slightly (.25%) better than the AVERAGE rate on that given day.

Do you know what AVERAGE means? That means he got a better rate than HALF the loans issued that day. Heck, my credit score is 780 and I put down 20% on my home purchase. How much do you want to bet that I also got a better than AVERAGE rate???

You must think we are all a bunch of idiots. LMAO

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Lieberman = McCain's BRAIN

he knows how many houses they own

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

No wonder McCain can't raise half the donations Obama can in ANY month, it doesn't say "help me pay for my campaign" when you have more houses than you can remember.

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain actually doesn't own any homes (read this article: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12700.html . They are all owned by his wife and are condos she purchased using family trust funds.
Not to mention, Obama got his mansion by doing shady business with the convicted felon named Tony Rezco. Just another shady person to add to Obama's list of friends. I can't believe people are ignorant enough to vote for Obama. God help us all.

Posted by: Tim | August 21, 2008 10:31 PM>>

Hey Tim,

Yeah, the trusts are all controlled by Cindy McCain and she's married to......John McCain, right? And these 7 homes are for their personal use, right?

So, what's your point?

At least Obama earned his own money, by writing his own books. McCain did it the easy way: He dumped his crippled first wife to marry a rich heiress. Republican Family Values???

The Feds offered Rezcko every possible deal out there to come up with dirt about Obama and he produced squat. Just like you and other Republican lackeys.

Correction: You got less than squat trying to resurrect Rezcko. Heck, why not talk about John McCain and the Keating 5, from the Savings & Loan debacle. McCain was given a Senate Reprimand for his ties with that group.

Posted by: Chris, Atlanta, GA | August 21, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Remember this news story???
"Over the Fourth of July Weekend, the Washington Post revealed Obama had also secured a reduced mortgage for the same home, on top of the Rezko's discount, saving him more than $300 a month in mortgage payments."

"When Obama purchased his current home in June 2005, he and his wife paid $1.65 million — a hefty sum but $300,000 less than the asking price. In February 2008, his campaign largely defused questions about the sale when the couple from whom the Obamas bought their house said the senator had submitted three bids, starting with an offer of $1.3 million, before his final offer was accepted."


I don't care if the McCain's have 17 homes as long as they earned them,
NO FREEBIES!!!!

Posted by: Amy Dugan | August 21, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse


Obama might not want to talk about houses right now. Where is his half-brother living?
He wants to force me to pay more taxes to support complete strangers and he won't even help his half-brother who lives in a shack!
Posted by: JB | August 21, 2008 10:04 PM

Hey JB,

Read the story about Cindy McCain's half sister. And she lives right here in the good ol' US of A. Heck, Cindy doesn't even acknowledge her. At last Obama acknowledges that he HAS a half brother.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93708729

Unlike Obama's HALF brother who lives 3000 miles away in another country who he has only met once. Cindy has $100 million and she couldn't spare a few to help her sister who lives practically next door???

What's that about throwing stones while living in a glass house?

Posted by: Chris, Atlanta, GA | August 21, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Don't fret the incredible number of White Racists and Supremacists that are on these Boards.Understand that they are scared to death that Obama will forever dispell the MYTH of White genetic Superiority.They are over estimating their numbers.Know and trust that they have never scene or imagined the intelligence(brilliance)of Barack Obama.All they can do is take cheap shots at him and as he said he simply brushes it off.I truly believe that the Republicans wrote off this election a long time ago and that's why they nominated McCain.They too are over estimating the number of Racists and hard core White Supremacists in America but they know that Obama is gonna slaughter him.
TKCAL

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

straight talk my a**...you're post is exactly right.

Ever wonder why Republicans always hate the guy who actually started from nothing, worked his way up all by himself, and achieves the chance to actually run for President?

Clinton...Obama...they HATE these guys.

But they love Bush and McCain...who got everything they've ever had from their rich, connected families.

Go figure.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

By the way, the $100 Million Man's campaign is starting to sound like Rudy Guiliani. They can't say a sentence without a noun, a verb and POW. Oh, but McCain wasn't going to try to use his captivity for political uses, because that would tarnish the service of men like my father who spent 2 1/2 years as a POW in WWII, saving lives of fellow prisoners during forced marches, trying to escape three times and coming home with frostbite damage, no teeth and an anger management problem that plagued him throughout his life. He didn't receive any medals, any hoopla. Didn't expect to be called a hero. And as a life-long Democrat, I think he'd be telling McCain to stop trying to hide behind his service. He's cheapening himself and all other POWs. Remember those guys who served on Swift Boats (other than John Kerry?). They've never been able to recover their good names. Do NOT try to do that to your POW brothers, Senator McCain. Many of them suffered even more than you, hard as it may be to believe. And many more never came home, or have already been called home. Being a POW has nothing to do with how many houses you own. You and your staff need to stop trying to hide behind that chapter in your life.

Posted by: straight talk my a** | August 21, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse


McCain actually doesn't own any homes (read this article: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12700.html . They are all owned by his wife and are condos she purchased using family trust funds.
Not to mention, Obama got his mansion by doing shady business with the convicted felon named Tony Rezco. Just another shady person to add to Obama's list of friends. I can't believe people are ignorant enough to vote for Obama. God help us all.

Posted by: Tim | August 21, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Good for McCain, that is what this country is about, it's the American Dream to work your way to the top. Hard work will reward you. I wish I had 7 homes too or that I had enough money so that my children don't have to work as hard as I have had to. Obama is jealous.

Posted by: Roger | August 21, 2008 9:56 PM

You're kidding, right, Roger? McCain married his way to the top ... after being born into a family of Admirals, thereby assuring his admission to Annapolis and keeping him from being expelled after numerous honor code violations. After graduating fifth from the bottom of his class (yeah, THAT'S really working your way to the top) he got put into jets -- unheard of for a bottom feeder at the Academy UNLESS they happen to come from a family of Admirals. And after joining the Navy, he crashed not 1, not 2 but FIVE jets, including one horrific accident that caused 165 deaths. Any Naval pilot will tell you that is enormously above average and, after the first, or second, most pilots would no longer be, well, pilots! Unless, of course, you had the good fortune of having been born into a family of Admirals. So I'd really like to know exactly HOW you see this as Sen. McCain "working" his way to the top. The top, yes, working, no.

Posted by: straight talk my a** | August 21, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and check the background of the "family" he married into.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hensley#Early_business_career.2C_legal_issues

Hensley worked for Marley, a guy who made his money from bookmaking, prostitution, etc. In short, McCain married into the mob.

Posted by: Corruption Anon | August 21, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Roger..."it's the American Dream to work your way to the top. Hard work will reward you."

I agree.

Unfortunately, McCain didn't lift a finger for all his mansions. He had an affair with the richest woman in Arizona and dumped his first wife to marry her.

That's John McCain's "American Dream".

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama might not want to talk about houses right now. Where is his half-brother living?

He wants to force me to pay more taxes to support complete strangers and he won't even help his half-brother who lives in a shack!

Obama = hypocrite. "Do as I say, not as I do" is neither change nor something I can believe in.

Posted by: JB | August 21, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Good for McCain, that is what this country is about, it's the American Dream to work your way to the top. Hard work will reward you. I wish I had 7 homes too or that I had enough money so that my children don't have to work as hard as I have had to. Obama is jealous.

Posted by: Roger | August 21, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I have been reading the post and have noticed some angry white racist on the board who are badly misinformed.
But, what I want to say is, according to McCain's definition of "rich," Obama is "middle class." His own words are being used against him.

It matters not if it is Cindy or John, he should still know how many homes e as. IMO, this shows that man is not in charge of his own household, Cindy is!

This man wants to run the country, but does not run his own house? How bad does that make im look?

It also makes him appear OLD! He cannot rememeber, so he has staff check it out? Wy would they know how many homes he has?

McCain put his foot in is mouth and gave Obama the opening he needed for his Economic Policy!
Obama can use both McCain's and Gramm's own words against them!

To say that McCain is only wealthy because of her is an insult. If he were poor, he and Cindy would not be together. Mccain received $1.3 million from te oil companies a few weeks ago, has written books, and has been paid by lobbyist. He has $$$$.

Posted by: Neesy08 | August 21, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

jake - McCain married into wealth, wasn't born into it.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington blade | August 21, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

love this! Getting to use the old geezers words against em! If Obama is worth $4 million, then, according to McCain he and his family are "middle class." They owe ONE home, and are or have paid off student loans!

Obama has different avenues with this. If McC says Cindy owes the houses, then he is not in charge of his own house. If he does not run his own house, he cannot run the WH.

He can say he is too old, as this was a Senior moment.

Point out the Agricultural Digest photo of him and Cindy on the cover.

Phil Gramm and his "whining? comment and the "mental" comment. I LOVE this gaffe!

Fits right into the economy stance Obama needs to play on.

Posted by: Neesy08 | August 21, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Messiah Obama, you want to talk houses, lets do it. How 'bout those deals you got from sleazebag Rezko? How 'bout those sweatheart deals a gang of Dems like Dodd got from Countrywide? Go back to watching your Moesha reruns, Obama.

Posted by: muskrat | August 21, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

These days...McCain's excuse for EVERYTHING is that he was a POW. Whatever happened to the John McCain of eight years ago?

Pathetic.

He's smelling more and more like George W Bush every day.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

LISTEN TO THOSE WORDS AND HOW THEY COAST YOU TO SIDE WITH HIM. OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST!!!

Posted by: Mr. Benidect | August 21, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

LISTEN TO THOSE WORDS AND HOW THEY COAST YOU TO SIDE WITH HIM. OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST!!!

Posted by: R. C. Christian | August 21, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

dude wrote: "at least Mccain has the guts to admit he doesn't know how many houses he has!!"

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I suppose he could have lied, but they would have called him on that eventually. Besides, the answer he gave "I'll have my aides get back to you," was pretty weak considering he is supposed to be Mr. Straight Talk Express.

Posted by: anon | August 21, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse


Super Obama Girl, HRC go away vid...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrVQeNU2hPo

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 21, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

McCain calls lobbyists 'birds of prey'? If that's the case then McCain is the 'Birdman of Washington.'

Posted by: woody | August 21, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Also Barack wrote two best selling books and was a successful College Professor who worked hard for and earned his money and his wife (First Sista' Michelle)is also an accomplished attorney and ran a hospital in Chicago. I see the White Supremacist lesbians are still upset about Hillary and they need to go sit down somewhere.Obama is not going to bend over backwards for you Idiots you're losers and if you continue to act this way when Obama wins he will have nothing for you cry babies.Now you either get with us or get the hell away from us. The nomination showed that Obama doesn't need your support to win he only needs a majority so get over it.Do you Idiots really think that Hillary will get an appointment if McCain wins? Stop being so damn stupid and emotional and ask your husbands(or Ellen Degeneres) to think for you.
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 21, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

I saw both of those videos and funny I couldn't see the teleprompter? The White Racists and Supremacists claim that Obama is lost speaking without a teleprompter but I have yet to see one and wonder if they have a "Cone of Silence" like McCain had over him when we was listening to all the questions before he was asked them at the Saddleback farce? They must use the cloaking device to make the teleprompter look invisable so we can't see Obama reading off of it.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 21, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

float like a butterfly.... sting like a bee.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 21, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

To someone who CHOSE to stay in a rat hole as a POW and not give in to the enemy, does not care how many homes he has...understandable.
Obama who got his bu## kicked big time at Saddleback is grasping at straws in his effort to minimize the damage. The empty suit without his teleprompter is becoming an even bigger a##hole.

Posted by: Mike | August 21, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

"Obama has a mansion" !!! Big deal. He's a friggin Harvard Grad and a Senator fer crissakes. Why shouldn't he buy a nice house with the money he's earned. Whole different thing than MCCAin and BUsh, who are spoiled rich kids who never grew up. BTW, In Chicago, a million dollars buys a nice house, not a mansion.

Posted by: Bob | August 21, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to stay quiet! Not only did he get some help buying his home by convicted felon Rezko, but he has some REAL problems in his "home" right now! That home is divided! About 11% of the party is NOT voting for him! And this is not Hillary's fault nor is it her responsibility to fix, it is Obama's. He cheated himself into the State Senate and now he was given the Democrat nomination. That is enough!

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 21, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Someone should ask how many private jets he owns, to see if he can at least count to one. If you want to know a good way to decern if someone is a regular person, figure out if they have ever had to go to the store to buy toothpaste. McCain flunks the toothpaste test. So does George Bush. They have never even been in a CVS. Come on folks, let's stop with the Republican BS and elect real people for a change.

Posted by: BOB | August 21, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama can sure pounce like a lion when he needs to to get a vote. What about the fact that he just back from hawaii on vacation and bought a MANSION.

Posted by: johnnieB | August 21, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I like how Obama is all talk. He'll tell you what you want to hear and then not back it up at least Mccain has the guts to admit he doesn't know how many houses he has!!

Posted by: dude | August 21, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

"The economy's fundamentally strong. My heiress wife and I own so many properties I lost count"

Uh huh.

Thanks for reminding me why Republicans suck.

Posted by: Ol' Rich Bastard | August 21, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Look at all the right-wingers scambling to cover Gramps. HA!

Posted by: John HUSSEIN Mccain | August 21, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

yeah lets get a review of Keating 5 please

Attention Washington Post: KEATING 5

KEATING 5 KEATING 5 KEATING 5

Posted by: lol Keating 5 | August 21, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

The sleazy NObama is now using Clinton years as a testament to how he will govern? Did n't he compare Clinton to Nixon and held up his admiration for Reagan when he ran against HRC? Does this guy have no shame?

Well I take that last question back.

The best part of my day was when I opened my copy of the Journal and saw that 52% of all CLinton supporters don't support Nob, and will either sit home or vote Mac. Bravo! The rest of my fellow CLinton supporters, don't be shy, don't be browbeaten by the thugs of the Dem party (yes, the same thugs that blithely looked the other way as the Nob campaign and his prostitute media pals piled on HRC using all kinds of dirty race and sex cards) that somehow you need to unite and vote the Nob, and forget all that happened.

Nothing has changed; just read the daily column of the media prostitute Mo Dowd; she is still spouting anti-Clinton venom till today, even as the Nob is praising HRC for her trail blazing campaign. You know who is sincere and who is not between them; the venom is real. This is how all the gutter rat groupies of Nob feel towards the CLintons. As soon as the Nob is elected, he will throw CLinton under the bus (heck, he did that to his fine grandma and his beloved pastor of 20 years).

Posted by: intcamd1 | August 21, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Chris | August 21, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

yes, kjones, censorship is a good thing. criticism of your messiah is not permissible. let's just keep insinuating mccain is senile. bashing mccain for being wealthier and a real capitalist should be the only type of criticism allowed here.

obama is a black marxist. if you're going to scrub the "racism" from these comments, how about the "agist" and "anti-capitalist" comments? moron.

Posted by: flipmode | August 21, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse


"McCain's dumb comments and video on his houses"

Rezko the crook helps with Obama's houses purchases.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

obama is a communist. sure, mccain is a moron, but i'd take him over a radical like obama any day.

Posted by: crazy libs | August 21, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

" Mr. Know-it-All Obama says arrogantly that it's 7. USA Today found 11, then amended it to 12."

Aha... McCain appears vindicated. Also likely Cindy handles and is responsible for much of this.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps the Washington Post could do itself a service and scrub the highly offensive racist rantings posted by McCain supporters here? They're both off-topic and are violations of the terms of use.

Posted by: kjones121 | August 21, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

you idiots criticize McCain for not keeping track of his wife's investments. Oh no! At least he's not a marxist. Barry Hussein is a millionaire too, by the way. Save some venom for him. idiots.

Posted by: flipmode | August 21, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Could anyone of your gifted editors write a piece on the Keating 5 and MCCains part he played and the other men that follow Mccain around waiting for little scraps to fall like the 2 Grahams.

Posted by: Keating 5 | August 21, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain's response to the question is very reasonable as they own a number of investment properties that McCain doesn't visit or deal with. Mr. Know-it-All Obama says arrogantly that it's 7. USA Today found 11, then amended it to 12. None of those homes were bought with the help of a convicted felon like Tony Rezko. Perhaps now the WaPo will do its job and actually investigate the Obama-Rezko scandal.

Posted by: Jarbo | August 21, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about my spelling and punctuation in my post below-but this fact about McCane is one of rather uncontrollable passion for myself.
I find his issue one of fundamental evil, or emotional illness.
And that noone dare says it it i unacceptable.
LUX

Posted by: lux lumina | August 21, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse


"No one is going to vote for a racist, which Barry Nobama has shown himself to be."

This WILL have an unforseen effect. See Google for the "Bradley effect"

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

To Anonymous | August 21, 2008 6:30 PM

You got it all in a nutshell. Obama is a fake, and that's putting it very politely.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Mc cane doesn"t care about Americans ecconmic situation. He diesn"t care about our brave heroes. Or Islamic terroism.
He has one need- he wants to win a war- vengence for the humlation of being imprisoned in anotherlosing war of dubious purpose. Iy's a personal thimng with him.

Posted by: lux lumina | August 21, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse


wilder5121: "I was wrong because Obama is a bag of air.Vote John McCain"

McCain is the lesser of "two evils", but perhaps re the delegates.....

A light will shine down... from somewhere. It will light upon them. They will experience an epiphany... They will say to themselves, 'I have to vote for Hillary'

.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

'Barack Obama
Obama Jumps on McCain House Comment

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), right, gets a salute from a Vietnam Veteran, Aug. 21, 2008, during a meeting at John Tyler Community College in Chester, Va. (AP /Steve Helber)


By Anne E. Kornblut
RICHMOND, Va. -- As part of an increasingly aggressive effort to redefine his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday morning seized on a new remark by Sen. John McCain that he does not know how many houses he owns.

"Somebody asked John McCain, 'How many houses do you have?' And he said, 'I'm not sure, I'll have to check with my staff,'" Obama said with a tone of incredulousness at an outdoor event here.

"If you don't know how many houses you have, then it's not surprising that you might think the economy is fundamentally strong," he said. "But if you're like me, and you got one house, or you are like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so they don't lose their home, then you might have a different perspective."

The audience laughed and clapped, and then Obama added: "And, by the way, the answer is, John McCain has seven homes." That, it turns out, is true.

The damning McCain quote, which came in an interview with Politico, played neatly into Obama's argument -- his current focus heading into the convention -- that he understand the economy better and that the Republican candidate "doesn't get it" when it comes to voters' lives.

The two presumptive nominees have played tug-of-war over which of them is most down-to-earth, a battle that continued at breakneck speed on Thursday, as the McCain campaign issued a statement on Obama's remarks less than 15 minutes after he uttered them and before the presumptive nominee had even finished speaking.

"Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses?" McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in a statement. "Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people 'cling' to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who's in touch with regular Americans?"'

Shall we discuss the specifics of how Obama bought that adjacent lot from Tony Rezko? How much did Rezko pay for the lot? How much did Obama pay Rezko for the lot? What was expected quid pro quo to make up the difference?

Was Rezko in the business of buying politicians and peddling their influence?

Posted by: DaTourist | August 21, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

NObama has once again spit in the face of the Black race for the white lunatic fringe vote.

NObama mocks the only Black on the Supreme Court.

The Black race has shown time after time to be very supportive of Clarence Thomas's appointment to the Supreme Court.

What Judicial experience does Nobama have to pass judgment on Thomas.

Nobama, head of the Harvard Law review has never written an opinion about anything that's ever been published

Thomas has written well over 300 opinions and in one wiped the floor with O'Connor after dissenting.

There is NO ONE on the Supreme Court that understands the history of law, its evolution and its intended application better then Clarence Thomas.

NObama continues to play with fire to appease the white liberal establishment and hucks a luggi at a Black Justice.

And BTW Nobama, those on the Supreme Court are known as Justices, NOT Judges you idiot. Only the Supreme Court holds that distinction.

Have you no shame NObama?

What kind of Man are you to spit on your own race for the "whitey liberal" vote?

In my book Thomas is a hero seeing all the crap he had to deal with and now you, ya low-life sticking the knife in the back of a brother.

Maybe you can lookup another backstabber for VP.....Anita Hill.

Chevy - Highly Educated Beer-Drinkin Redneck


Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Benedict John Maverick McCain has this election in a nutshell.

No one is going to vote for a racist, which Barry Nobama has shown himself to be.

This is not a personal attack, just judge the man by his past associations, which speaks more to who he is then a bunch of one minute speeches where he can be all things to all people.

On Abortion - Out on the stump Nobama stated he's against late-term abortion

The REAL Nobama blocked a bill that would allow the baby to live if born alive.

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

On RACE - "I can no more disown [Rev.Wright] than I can disown my grandmother" Barry Obama" Nobama 3/21/2008

Rev Wright preached hate whitey, hate the jew and said "no, no, no, no, no, not God Bless Amerioca, it's God D* America.

What legitimate preacher uses the Lord's name in vain repeatedly?

NOBama attended this "Church of HATE" for 20 years and only left when pressure mounted.

"My grandmother is a typical White person" Racist Barry Obama

When are you LIBS going to stop pretending Nobama is who he say's he is?

Go ahead LIBS do what you do best, call me names, poke fun of my family, etc.

You'll never debate this post, because you can't!

Chevy - Educated Redneck

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse


CLINTON????

Can't remember how many houses????

Above my pay grade????

Some little chance the delegates will consider this in Denver and nominate Clinton. At lease she would have Bill by her side.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Picture it, Trinity Church 2006.

Michelle Shiniqua Obama speaking from the pulpit.

Hair flooded with Afro Sheen,

Her prominent nostrils flared wide open.

Brow furrowed, and a scowl of hate written across her face.

Michele "Fist Pumping" the air in an absolute rage".

All the while ranting against "Whiety" and how they keep raising the bar!

The congregation is worked into a frenzy "SCREAMING" You Go Girl" Bring it Home Sister Obama, etc.

This, my friends is what we will see in October when they release her "whitey-gate" tapes on YouTube.

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

The senile, little fraud in a moment of dementia couldn't remember how many houses he owns? Grandpa McBush, it is time for a new home, a Nursing Home.

Posted by: shiva7 | August 21, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

•What Obama really did for convicted developer Tony Rezko
• How Barack Obama opposed a bill banning infanticide-by-neglect — a stance too extreme even for Nancy Pelosi.
I was wrong because Obama is a bag of air.

Vote John McCain

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Does Obama campaign dare to ask the following wealthy Dem. supporters and members in congress the question that how much they worth and how many houses they own ? Nancy Pelosi, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, John Kerry , Ted Kennedy, Jane Harman and Jay Rockefeller.

Posted by: austin | August 21, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

"According to McCain someone who makes 4.2 million a year is only 'middle class.' I guess someone like me who makes are around 40K is 'worm class' according to McCain and his elitist supporters.

Posted by: Brad | August 21, 2008 4:55 PM"

Many people who make those "incomes" are small business owners. If you are trying to build a business $250,000 is nothing since you have to take the majority of your income and re-invest it.

Posted by: Cryos | August 21, 2008 6:06 PM"

As an added note the taxes above $250K will hurt a lot of small business owners along with things like capital gains tax increases. I guess we're supposed to punish people that save or invest their money so that we can pay for the people that waste their money on things like spinners and stereos then cry about how they can't pay for medical insurance.

Let's get everyone in America to only think


Obama claims he'll account for this but judging how his stances change day to day and since he is a pretty straightforward socialist I wouldn't expect him to follow through.

Posted by: Cryos | August 21, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Oooh, good one Toxic Avenger. I obviously have to look no further than to you for wisdom and wit. Anyone to the left is doomed by your savage grasp of the issues. Prozac...Hah! Maybe you and Chevy should get together. Your intelligence is definitely more on par with that genious than with my feeble mind...

Posted by: Captain Bearfart | August 21, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

"According to McCain someone who makes 4.2 million a year is only 'middle class.' I guess someone like me who makes are around 40K is 'worm class' according to McCain and his elitist supporters.

Posted by: Brad | August 21, 2008 4:55 PM"

Many people who make those "incomes" are small business owners. If you are trying to build a business $250,000 is nothing since you have to take the majority of your income and re-invest it.

Posted by: Cryos | August 21, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

TOO OLD
TOO RICH
TOO STUPID

Posted by: Kase | August 21, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

A review of tax returns reveals that the compassionate Barack Obama is a typical hypocrite liberal. It's like Al Gore all over again.

The Obamas, between 2000 and 2004, gave less than one percent of their income to charity, far lower than the national average despite an annual average income over the period of about $244,000.

So much for caring for the poor. This tax and spend socialist wannabe will be charitable with everybody else's money except his own. What a disgusting politician.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey Miguel, quit your liberal whinning, it's getting old. Your party has far more wealth members than the GOP. I don't recall Miguel your obscene remarks about all the houses Kerry owned back in '04.If your struggling than get a second job, don't blame the GOP because you bought a house you couldn't afford or you can't pay your credit card bills that you shouldn't have used. It's called RESPONSIBILITY, which is not exactly what the democRATS believe in. lol

Posted by: Speed Racer | August 21, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

IMAGINE

Grampy spending the next 4 years snug in one of his minimum of four houses...NONE of them WHITE.

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

On the heels of the LAT/Bloomberg survey showing Obama dropping 10 points since June comes another piece of bad news from Reuters/Zogby. Their new poll, conducted Thursday through Saturday (August 14-17), shows McCain taking the lead away from Obama - a 12-point turnaround from last month when Obama led by 7:
cCain 46 (+6)
Obama 41 (-6)

CNN: 8/21/08 (THE OBAMA CAMP NETWORK); troubling news for Obama as he gets set to accept his party's nomination in Denver. What can Barack Obama do to reverse his continued sudden slide in the polls? Name Hillary Clinton as his running mate!!! It would turn the Democratic National Convention into a love-in. 4,438 delegates locking arms and singing "Kum-Ba-Ya’’!

Consider this finding from the new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll out Wednesday night. A bare majority of Clinton supporters, say they will vote for Obama. Twenty one percent favor McCain, while 27 percent are still undecided or say they will vote for "someone else.’’ More than half of Clinton’s supporters are still not on board with Obama! The holdouts tend to like McCain more than Obama and have more confidence in McCain’s ability to be commander-in-chief.

Would Clinton add to the ticket? Apparently. The poll shows Obama leading McCain by three points. If Clinton were at the top of the ticket, she would be leading McCain by eight.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

eecee,

What a ridiculous post. Do you think people are going to read all of it?

Posted by: bartok | August 21, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is an old, senile, elitist SOB completely out of touch with the average American. Many Americans are struggling to keep just one house. McShame has seven? Obscene.

Posted by: miguel | August 21, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

This is my first time responding to some of the mess some of you folks write. There really are a lot of mean spirited hateful people on this blog scared Obama could win this Presidency. It appears a lot of you are CONSERVATIVES, which usually mean you are right winged and unfortunately confess Christianity. Most of your comments are spewed with hate, towards anyone who does not see it your bigoted way. This Country needs prayer, especially for folks like you who assassinate the character of a man you hate because of deep seated hatred when people don't believe in the same ideas as you, or in most cases don't share your skin color. If you so called right wingers have what is suppose to be called Christianity, then maybe thats why we're in the mess we are today. You voted the oil men in the White House, and you see what we've gained from that, almost $5.00 a gallon for diesel fuel. Don't you get it the Country is almost bankrupt, and you want to continue with the same old mess, its insanity. Definition of insanity, keep doing things the same old way and look for a different result. That's insanity! Stop your hate, read your Bible and learn from Jesus, love thy neighbor as thy self and stop this hatred.

Posted by: Checkinitout | August 21, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Who cares.... about this stupid election?

Posted by: T.Metzler | August 21, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Brian Rogers, is that all you have?

I don't know, McCain's wife even bought a plane and got her pilot license without McCain knowing it. He's got not 1, not 2, not 3, but seven houses. Brian, you don't think these things stand out?

I personally think Obama's family is too small for a mansion, but he made four million last year...and I can still simply relate to the fact that he has 1 home. His wife doesn't dress like she's on red carpet everyday (I can relate), hasn't bought planes and things like that (I think their marriage is more my ideal - but I'm not voting based on these things, my issue is solely with the issues and the trust in the next president behind the issues). He's a Christian, and he believes in work. He likes sports. He's got old clothes, kept in good condition over a period of 10 years. I don't personally know Obama, but so far it is as though I could invite him right to my livingroom and have something similar to a family reunion, or simply a gathering right in my home. I'd say he has a "richer" version of my lifestyle, but he definitely fits in. I'm not voting based on that though, but since the topic is there....

I have a more difficult time seeing how I'd relate with McCain, other than being a Christian. I can't see myself having as comfortable a conversation as I can see myself having one with Obama. Obama's got some money, but I also believe he has more of a clue of what's going on with people. I surely thought Huckabee would be the Republican nominee, him or Ron Paul.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 21, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

~~Look at the photo up top of him saluting a veteran.

I'll bet Obama is thinking in the back of his mind, "I was doing coke and having white women while you're dumb-ass was getting shot at, and I'm going to be president!!!" I LOVE USA!!~~~


Right, 'cause he was all of seven years old at the time.

But thanks for adding to the racist tone of the wingnut commentary here.


Posted by: eecee | August 21, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

"The REAL Nobama blocked a bill that would allow the baby to live if born alive."

Uhm, hello, there's already a law in place in Illinois that does exactly that:


" (720 ILCS 510/6) (from Ch. 38, par. 81‑26)
Sec. 6. (1) (a) Any physician who intentionally performs an abortion when, in his medical judgment based on the particular facts of the case before him, there is a reasonable likelihood of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support, shall utilize that method of abortion which, of those he knows to be available, is in his medical judgment most likely to preserve the life and health of the fetus.
(b) The physician shall certify in writing, on a form prescribed by the Department under Section 10 of this Act, the available methods considered and the reasons for choosing the method employed.
(c) Any physician who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates the provisions of Section 6(1)(a) commits a Class 3 felony.
(2) (a) No abortion shall be performed or induced when the fetus is viable unless there is in attendance a physician other than the physician performing or inducing the abortion who shall take control of and provide immediate medical care for any child born alive as a result of the abortion. This requirement shall not apply when, in the medical judgment of the physician performing or inducing the abortion based on the particular facts of the case before him, there exists a medical emergency; in such a case, the physician shall describe the basis of this judgment on the form prescribed by Section 10 of this Act. Any physician who intentionally performs or induces such an abortion and who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly fails to arrange for the attendance of such a second physician in violation of Section 6(2)(a) commits a Class 3 felony.
(b) Subsequent to the abortion, if a child is born alive, the physician required by Section 6(2)(a) to be in attendance shall exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as would be required of a physician providing immediate medical care to a child born alive in the course of a pregnancy termination which was not an abortion. Any such physician who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates Section 6(2)(b) commits a Class 3 felony.
(3) The law of this State shall not be construed to imply that any living individual organism of the species homo sapiens who has been born alive is not an individual under the "Criminal Code of 1961," approved July 28, 1961, as amended.
(4) (a) Any physician who intentionally performs an abortion when, in his medical judgment based on the particular facts of the case before him, there is a reasonable possibility of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support, shall utilize that method of abortion which, of those he knows to be available, is in his medical judgment most likely to preserve the life and health of the fetus.
(b) The physician shall certify in writing, on a form prescribed by the Department under Section 10 of this Act, the available methods considered and the reasons for choosing the method employed.
(c) Any physician who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates the provisions of Section 6(4)(a) commits a Class 3 felony.
(5) Nothing in Section 6 requires a physician to employ a method of abortion which, in the medical judgment of the physician performing the abortion based on the particular facts of the case before him, would increase medical risk to the mother.
(6) When the fetus is viable and when there exists reasonable medical certainty (a) that the particular method of abortion to be employed will cause organic pain to the fetus, and (b) that use of an anesthetic or analgesic would abolish or alleviate organic pain to the fetus caused by the particular method of abortion to be employed, then the physician who is to perform the abortion or his agent or the referring physician or his agent shall inform the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed that such an anesthetic or analgesic is available, if he knows it to be available, for use to abolish or alleviate organic pain caused to the fetus by the particular method of abortion to be employed. Any person who performs an abortion with knowledge that any such reasonable medical certainty exists and that such an anesthetic or analgesic is available, and intentionally fails to so inform the woman or to ascertain that the woman has been so informed commits a Class B misdemeanor. The foregoing requirements of subsection (6) of Section 6 shall not apply (a) when in the medical judgment of the physician who is to perform the abortion or the referring physician based upon the particular facts of the case before him: (i) there exists a medical emergency, or (ii) the administration of such an anesthetic or analgesic would decrease a possibility of sustained survival of the fetus apart from the body of the mother, with or without artificial support, or (b) when the physician who is to perform the abortion administers an anesthetic or an analgesic to the woman or the fetus and he knows there exists reasonable medical certainty that such use will abolish organic pain caused to the fetus during the course of the abortion.
(7) No person shall sell or experiment upon a fetus produced by the fertilization of a human ovum by a human sperm unless such experimentation is therapeutic to the fetus thereby produced. Intentional violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor. Nothing in this subsection (7) is intended to prohibit the performance of in vitro fertilization.
(8) No person shall intentionally perform an abortion with knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion solely on account of the sex of the fetus. Nothing in Section 6(8) shall be construed to proscribe the performance of an abortion on account of the sex of the fetus because of a genetic disorder linked to that sex. If the application of Section 6(8) to the period of pregnancy prior to viability is held invalid, then such invalidity shall not affect its application to the period of pregnancy subsequent to viability.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1001.) "

Posted by: eecee | August 21, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

No one will read this but comparing mccain's gaffe to whatever happened with rezco is distortive and misleading. The thrust of mccain's gaffe is not that he's rich (which may or may not be a fair issue) but he has no clue about his finances- and how can he be sensitive and knowledgeable about economic problems when he has no clue about his own wealth.

There's no issue about whether or not Obama knows about his wealth or the extent of it. rezko has nothing to do with that. that's the issue at hand. Don't distort it by bringing in rezko

Posted by: tonedef | August 21, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Kicking Republicans while they are REALLY Down today

is an olympic sport

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The democrats are suffering from what is called "buyer's remorse".

Despite winning the popular vote and being better qualified, the Dems dropped Hillary for Obama. Obama was like a shiney new toy on Christmas morning- he was "good looking and articulate and clean" to quote Joe Biden.

So you chose him. Now you are stuck with him. So when you lose in November, please just accept it graciously and let's not pull the recount, they cheated, disenfranchized, lost ballot boxes card you did in 2000. Let's not waste time and money on endless recounts that all show the same result (or my personal favorite- the hand recount paid for by the DNC which actually had Bush winning by MORE votes!). Just accept your defeat.

We promise not to gloat.

And for the Clinton supporters- we miss you, honestly. It would have been a great race. Like sitting with the adults at Thanksgiving Dinner! Instead we got stuck at the kiddie table.

Posted by: RightPOV | August 21, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey Captain Bearfart-try the DailyKos or the Huffington Post if you want to read some intelligent comments by your peers. The young and ignorant crowd is the one Obama is targeting, and for specific reasons. Did you forget to take your Prozac today Captain?

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

...Just like those 4 am infomercials....."but wait there's more.....

It's not much of a secret that despite claiming to be "fair and balanced" Fox News has an agenda cribbed directly from the playbook of Joseph Goebbels. However, it is interesting when former Fox News employees confirm it for us.

David Shuster (now of MSNBC) recounted some details of his six-year stint at Fox News:

At the time I started at Fox I thought, this is a great news organization to let me be very aggressive with a sitting president of the United States."

That president was, of course, Bill Clinton - and there's nothing wrong with that. The media should cast a thoroughly critical eye over those in power.

Shuster continued:
I started having issues when others in the organization would take my carefully scripted and nuanced reporting and pull out bits and pieces to support their agenda on their shows. With the change of administration in Washington, I wanted to do the same kind of reporting, holding the (Bush) administration accountable, and that was not something that Fox was interested in doing.

My my. There's a shock. Do go on...

Editorially, I had issues with story selection. But the bigger issue was that there wasn't a tradition or track record of honoring journalistic integrity. I found some reporters at Fox would cut corners or steal information from other sources or in some cases, just make things up.

Management would either look the other way or just wouldn't care to take a closer look. I had serious issues with that.

So there you have it.

Fox News: fair and balanced, or giant crapola clogging the media toilet bowl? We report, you decide.


Bill O'Reilly
And finally... Hush! Listen closely. Off there... in the distance - can you hear it?

Why, it's the delicate call of Billicus Oreillicus, famous for its habit of defending itself by turning purple, puffing up its chest to three times normal size, and then unplugging its opponent's microphone.

Hush! There it is again... can you hear it? Wh... wha... WHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Surely there's no greater whiner in all of TV punditry than poor downtrodden Bill O'Reilly.

He once dedicated an entire segment of his show to "the most vicious political websites in the country" - the most vicious of which is, according to O'Reilly, the great Media Matters.

Brillo said that Media Matters "make[s] stuff [up] about me ... [e]very day of my life," has "no ethics or scruples," and called them "assassins" and "zombies."

Brillo then went on to claim that he'd had trouble booking guests on his TV show because "they were afraid that Media Matters would go after them," and announced that, "I've got to have bodyguards. I've got to have security wherever I go. And it's because of them. ... I don't fear them; I loathe them."

Brillo is apparently living in such fear that he's too scared to even enter the same room as the truly terrifying Media Matters honcho David Brock. Yes - O'Reilly has turned down repeated requests from Media Matters to appear on his show.

...So what does'nt Brillo have Captain Cueball on his show with McCaint.......

...McCaint may be a "puppet" for the RNC/GOP lie machine but Captain Cueball is a bad ventriloquist, and McCaint may just poop his pants while on his lap if he has to answer a tough question like...

...How many homes do "you" own Mr McCaint?

Posted by: AlexP1 | August 21, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

WHINERS = people who know how many houses they own

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else get the feeling that Obamas smile is the look of a con-man getting away with a scheme?

Look at the photo up top of him saluting a veteran.

I'll bet Obama is thinking in the back of his mind, "I was doing coke and having white women while you're dumb-ass was getting shot at, and I'm going to be president!!!" I LOVE USA!!

Posted by: david.kuhns | August 21, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain asked his audience,
"How many homes do you own?"

Every hand raised one finger, no need to tell you which finger.

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The venom from the right-leaning types in these posts is astounding. It is exactly this type of juvenile ranting with which the majority of Americans are disgusted. I don't begrudge anyone their viewpoint, only the manner with which it is presented. Well, that's not entirely true...racism is unnacceptable regardless of the manner with which it is presented. And to try to hide your own obvious biggotry by painting your opponent as the bigot is truly laughable. Highly educated? Maybe. Intelligent? Certainly not.

Posted by: Captain Bearfart | August 21, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone believe that any of our presidents were ever average Joes?

All of them were millionaires before the took office.

Who cares how many homes Mr. Millionaire McCain has.

Good for him, he's rich. At least he didn't need a convicted felon to purchase a land-locked lot next door to his home in order to afford it.

Posted by: david.kuhns | August 21, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

This is the truth about McCain: he is an out of touch elitist. Moreover, much of what is left of the middle class and lower middle class in this country will be reduced to near poverty under his administration.

Think long and hard before you vote for John McCain. He pretends to be a man of the people (like W did) but he's far from it.

Posted by: alexadav | August 21, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

According to McCain someone who makes 4.2 million a year is only 'middle class.' I guess someone like me who makes are around 40K is 'worm class' according to McCain and his elitist supporters.

Posted by: Brad | August 21, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Picture it, Trinity Church 2006.

Michelle Shiniqua Obama speaking from the pulpit.

Hair flooded with Afro Sheen,

Her prominent nostrils flared wide open.

Brow furrowed, and a scowl of hate written across her face.

Michele "Fist Pumping" the air in an absolute rage".

All the while ranting against "Whiety" and how they keep raising the bar!

The congregation is worked into a frenzy "SCREAMING" You Go Girl" Bring it Home Sister Obama, etc.

This, my friends is what we will see in October when they release her "whitey-gate" tapes on YouTube.

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News


Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain

Attended Naval Academy = Bottom of his class
Navy pilot = downed 5 planes/killed 100+ sailors
Married wife #1 = cheated repeatedly on injured/disabled wife
Married wife #2 = refers to her as c*nt
Keating 5 = you decide
Senator = voted 95% of the time with G.Bush
...supports ban of affirmative action which includes women.
...has stated he will run a ProLife presidency...???? what does that mean exactly????
...wanted to keep our troops in Iraq for 100 years but the Iraqis agreed with Obama
...wants to kick Russia out of the G8 thereby alienating Putin
...will follow Osama Bin Laden to the gates of hell (from his oval office) with our sons and daughters no matter what it takes.
...voted against Veterans benefits because it might make them soft and not reenlist.
...prone to gaffes, kneejerk reactions, ignorant of present day geography, etc.
...promises to set the economy back on track but unable to account for the number of homes he presently owns. Depends on staff to remind him...we want this hand on the nuclear button????

Signed by a 60-year-old life-long Republican who has newly registered with the Democratic Party.

I'd Rather be Sane than vote for McCain.

Posted by: Marie N | August 21, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse


.
hussein isn't rich?

He had income of ONLY $4.2 MILLION last year and lives in a mansion (bought with the help of slum-landlord, lobbyist, sleazebag and convicted felon Tony Rezko and a sweetheart below market rate loan from National Trust Bank) that is worth about 1.65Million!

Poor hussein. He's just a "regular" guy, if by regular you mean: a Kerry-like shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, lying, elitist, narcissistic, flip-flopping gas-bag.


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Posted by: ALEX H. | August 21, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I guess the majority of the bloggers here lived on the moon the last 7 1/2 years. Are we better off since Dubya and his Nixonian cabinet took office? Nope, most of what i read from the McCain bloggers is wishful thinking. I think an earlier blogger asked for proof about Obama and his house. I havent seen it, Now they are bringing up a video that doesnt even exist. Hope you like the coming recession when McCain is elected. You will only have yourselves to blame...

Posted by: Ignorance is bliss | August 21, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

McCain's staff got back to Politico today and told them that he had 'at least four' houses. Pretty pathetic operation, when your staff can't even figure it something so simple.

Stay tuned, tomorrow Obama lets McCain in on the fact that the sky is blue!

Posted by: Brad | August 21, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Notice how the WashingtonCompost uses a pic of a smiling Barry in front of the American Glag?

Yet this Black racist created by a white woman refuses to wear the flag on his lapel

This nitwit makes me sick

Chevy

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous,

Im sure your buddies in the Klan plan that will happen but it wont. So when will they release the tapes of McCain kissing but to Fallwell? Oh they cant to graphic. I have been waiting for the whitey tape for 3 months now. It is in the same place and Bush's foreign policiy NOWHERE........

Posted by: American First | August 21, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Does a man whose wife just bought a SECOND beach condo - so the kids could use the first one - really want to get into a debate about who's more in touch with regular Americans? Okay, you lose, Johnny.

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/08/mccains_bought_second_beach_ho.php

Posted by: eecee | August 21, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

This is an example of the "BO Drivel" you get from Barack Hussein Obama...totally unqualified and lacking the experience needed for a President...BO is all glitz and not substance...his comments show his total lack of substance and maturity required of a President...BO, if we get down to your level of comments, one could ask to see your "real" birth certificate, et al., things, but we won't stoop down to your level...have a nice day.

Posted by: ltk01 | August 21, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Picture it, Trinity Church 2006.

Michelle Shiniqua Obama speaking from the pulpit.

Hair flooded with Afro Sheen,

Her prominent nostrils flared wide open in anger breathing fire,

Brow furrowed, and a scowl of hate written across her face.

Michele is "Fist Pumping" the air in an absolute rage".

All the while ranting against "Whiety" and how they keep raising the bar!

The congregation is worked into a frenzy "SCREAMING" You Go Girl" Bring it Home Sister Obama, etc.

This, my friends is what we will see in October when they release her "whitey-gate" tapes on YouTube.

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

When I was a young girl, all I heard was that if I married a rich man, I could become a princess and all my money worries would be over, 'cause I'd be taken care of in regal style.

Yep, McCain made his money the old fashioned way -- he married it. Now HE'S the princess I so wanted to be (not). Seven homes, eh?

What a hoot. What a jerk. Since Cindy's got all the money, I can't imagine what she sees in him or what she needs from him (not even *that* -- oh, please). I do understand that he has been verbally abusive towards her (when, before a lot of people, he called her a (well, it's four letters, starts with a "c" and ends in a "t") -- and she's *still* with him? And people were angry at Hillary for staying with Bill! I guess if you're Republican, it's okay.

*expletive*

Posted by: ch | August 21, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Benedict John Maverick McCain has this election in a nutshell.

No one is going to vote for a racist, which Barry Nobama has shown himself to be.

This is not a personal attack, just judge the man by his past associations, which speaks more to who he is then a bunch of one minute speeches where he can be all things to all people.

On Abortion - Out on the stump Nobama stated he's against late-term abortion

The REAL Nobama blocked a bill that would allow the baby to live if born alive.

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

On RACE - "I can no more disown [Rev.Wright] than I can disown my grandmother" Barry Obama" Nobama 3/21/2008

Rev Wright preached hate whitey, hate the jew and said "no, no, no, no, no, not God Bless Amerioca, it's God D* America.

What legitimate preacher uses the Lord's name in vain repeatedly?

NOBama attended this "Church of HATE" for 20 years and only left when pressure mounted.

"My grandmother is a typical White person" Racist Barry Obama

When are you LIBS going to stop pretending Nobama is who he say's he is?

Go ahead LIBS do what you do best, call me names, poke fun of my family, etc.

You'll never debate this post, because you can't!

Chevy - Educated Redneck

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

To Dr. Don Key, your suggestion that the democRATS give more in charity is nothing short of BS. Just look at Obama and his B I T C H of a wife who gave less than 1% of their salary to charity. It was reported months ago that liberals give less to charity than conservatives and that conservatives are generally alot happier than liberals-imagine that?The democRATS havedestroyed the black family and all for power, so quit your whinning about minorities being victims from republicans, if anything minorities deserve what they get for always asking for a hand-out and for always voting democRAT!

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

NObama has once again spit in the face of the Black race for the white lunatic fringe vote.

NObama mocks the only Black on the Supreme Court.

The Black race has shown time after time to be very supportive of Clarence Thomas's appointment to the Supreme Court.

What Judicial experience does Nobama have to pass judgment on Thomas.

Nobama, head of the Harvard Law review has never written an opinion about anything that's ever been published

Thomas has written well over 300 opinions and in one wiped the floor with O'Connor after dissenting.

There is NO ONE on the Supreme Court that understands the history of law, its evolution and its intended application better then Clarence Thomas.

NObama continues to play with fire to appease the white liberal establishment and hucks a luggi at a Black Justice.

And BTW Nobama, those on the Supreme Court are known as Justices, NOT Judges you idiot. Only the Supreme Court holds that distinction.

Have you no shame NObama?

What kind of Man are you to spit on your own race for the "whitey liberal" vote?

In my book Thomas is a hero seeing all the crap he had to deal with and now you, ya low-life sticking the knife in the back of a brother.

Maybe you can lookup another backstabber for VP.....Anita Hill.

Chevy - Highly Educated Beer-Drinkin Redneck

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"Houses are bought and sold. Not knowing the exact status of real estate when a gotcha question is being presented by, undoubtedly, a liberal, is nothing for a busy Senator campaigning to be President.

Of course, this is logical thinking."

There is nothing funnier than a drooling dittohead trying to spin his hero's latest moronic comment.

"Houses are bought and sold." Nice use of the passive tense, ace. "People" sell houses. If McCain sold a house, he should remember doing so, unless he's so senile he can't.

And by the way, he's not in the real estate business. How many houses do you think he's bought and sold recently? If he can't remember, he's definitely too senile to be president. Thanks for pointing that out!

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I knew NObama would fall from grace. Down 5 points from a 7 point lead.

There's no way White America is going to vote for this racist.

The freaks will, Always the exceptions.

Chevy

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I do not want a pot smokin, cocaine snortin, privately racially divisive ACTOR in front of me for four years. Please help!

Posted by: Michael | August 21, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to show he has a pair of testicles and stop playing silly little games.

Take old man McCain's dumb comments and video on his houses, put it in a political ad along with a newspaper clip of the $520 shoes plus the private jet, and ask if this is the man who can relate to factory workers and wage earners as they live through the economic misery created by Bush and McCain. There is no need for Obama to say anything; let the ad do the talking.

Let the McCain fans and old man McCain justify why he is a man of the people.
They can't.


Then do another ad on McCain and bombing Iran this time with mothers doing the talking along with a vet or two.

Then do another ad showing old man McCain's service as a prisoner of war some 40 years ago. Show a young McCain and then several photos as he ages with a voice saying the world is a lot different than it was 40 years ago; solutions which didn't work then won't work today; can we trust our future to someone stuck in the past of 40 years ago.

Put the ads out, run them over and over, and don't apologize for them. Otherwise Obama, our "little people" check books will close up.

Posted by: Grow A Pair! | August 21, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Why is this sort of thing "cute" when a Republican says it about a Democrat but class warfare when the shoe is on the other foot?

Did I care how much John Edwards spent on a haircut? No, but the Republicans used that to make him look out of touch. John McCain is just as out of touch - in fact, MOST politicans are. The people running for president generally are among the wealthiest in the nation and graduates of Ivy schools.

The difference is that only Republicans try to "dumb down" in order to look like average joes. Well, McCain has been called out on this and I think it's a good move by Obama. It's time the Republicans are shown to be the elitists they are...

Posted by: Gary | August 21, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Whoever says that Obama is running a positive campaign, hasn't been watching his campaign. Obama need to take his ball and go home.

There's still a chance for people to get Clinton on the ticket, please people, wake up!

Posted by: Max | August 21, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

HEY DITTOHEADS.... THE REZKO STORY'S PLAYED OUT. It might be time to try and find something else new, maybe Rev. Wright.

Rezko's not new so it's not going to get air time.

Posted by: BigB1 | August 21, 2008 4:22 PM
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It isn't the Dittoheads per se: just walked in from the car and it's more likely the great unwashed-but-Hannitized nation that's parroting their ignominious leader. "News you can't get anywhere else" indeed. It's alright: they're just shouting in their ever-shrinking echo chamber.....

Posted by: abqcleve | August 21, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Yes Biggirl-it's always W's fault. And NO, the Resko story hasn't played out, it's just beginning, and there's nothing you or the liberal media can do about it. I see alot of liberals are going to be ordering alot of diapers for themselves in November. LMMFAO!

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Here we have a man running for President who has several homes, enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and is married to a very wealthy woman; his name is

A. John McCain (Republican 2008)
B. John Kerry (Democrat 2004)
C. All of the Above

So what's the point?

Posted by: Jobo | August 21, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Funny. All these frothing-at-the-mouth liberals weren't complaining about the Kerrys' mansions.

Are they HYPOCRITES??? I think they are.

Hey liberals, don't tell me 'he didn't now how many!!!'

Houses are bought and sold. Not knowing the exact status of real estate when a gotcha question is being presented by, undoubtedly, a liberal, is nothing for a busy Senator campaigning to be President.

Of course, this is logical thinking.

Posted by: JimMF | August 21, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

SO WHAT if McCain dumped his first wife to marry a rich trophy wife he'd been having an affair with?

All that means is that when he loses the election...he'll dump Cindy and hook up with Rush Limbaugh. Now THERE'S some REAL money.

I can see them now, Rush and McCain sitting in their rocking chairs in Palm Beach, holding hands, and smoking those foot long Cubans (the boys, not the men).

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

They are.

Posted by: bubba31138 | August 21, 2008 4:05 PM

You do realize that you just implied poor people are dumb right? Who is the elitist again?

Posted by: bigworm | August 21, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

The point for you stupid repugs is this:
YOU HAVE TRIED TO LABEL OBAMA AS AN ELITIST.
MCCAIN IS THE ELITIST YOU STUPID STUPID STUPID IDIOTS!!!
WHAT A BUNCH OF MORONS!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

"I don't have a problem with a guy, who is so busy working and probably takes little interest in material possessions, who doesn't know how many houses his wealthy family has purchased and currently owns.

THAT IS YOUR CLASS ENVY AND YOUR HATRED AT WORK. GET A LIFE!!!!"

Right, moron, there are so many people out there who don't know how many homes they own. Could you be any more of the prototypical drooling subnormal Republican voter?

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

BigB1 tells me the Zogby/Reuters poll is not correct and that Obama is ahead in the national polls. And his quote:

"That seems a more suited number."

"Seems" and "suited" are wonderfully subjective terms. Not scientific but based on impulse and perceptions. And this proves my point. You, WAPO, NYT, MSNBC- you WANT Obama to be in the lead. He "seems" better "suited" for it. Look at the crowds he draws! Look how much coverage he gets! 7 front covers of TIME magazine!!! He MUST be in the lead.

But he's not. He's dropping. Spending more money, and dropping. Getting more coverage, and dropping. Unfavorables are rising.

Something is wrong. You should be UP! Kerry was up 10 points over Bush at this point! Gore was up agaisnt Bush!

It "seems" wrong. But it "is" right.

Sorry.

The dig about me taking a statistics class is just anger. When liberals get angry they usually resort to ad hominem attacks. That's OK. We are used to it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

response to: (biggirl | August 21, 2008 4:17 PM)

The system needs some tweaking, but another issue is that Repuglicans like to talk the talk. Phil Gramm, who recently made some very fugly comments there about the indolence of people who actually work for a living, is a perfect case. Throughout his lifetime he has received over a million bucks in state/federal benefits. Republicans try to cut all federal spending except the DoD's budget and their own salaries.

There are some rich Dems, but the main difference is that they tend to give back to society. Besides paying their taxes, they are concerned about the welfare of others. Like Truman said, if you want to live like a Republican, vote for the Democrats. Billionaire Republicans simply want oppress the women, and minorities, and the Middle Class.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 21, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing that 99.99 percent of the American public knows how many homes or businesses they own.

I'm guessing that only a tiny percent of the elite haven't kept track of this number.

I'm also guessing that the first Mrs. McCain can tell you how many houses she owns (one).

Posted by: homer | August 21, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

And although Obama made 4 million last year he's is not rich per John McCain who said rich is making 5 million.

Posted by: Mazzy | August 21, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

HEY DITTOHEADS.... THE REZKO STORY'S PLAYED OUT. It might be time to try and find something else new, maybe Rev. Wright.

Rezko's not new so it's not going to get air time.

Posted by: BigB1 | August 21, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"Meanwhile 59 people have been killed in Pakistan and now we are going to have to deal in a new way with Russia"

Blame YOUR republican president for that. We should have taken care of that issue years ago, instead of invading a country that had nothing to do with 9/11.

Posted by: biggirl | August 21, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I wonder which is more damning: Mr. McCain not knowing how many houses he owns, or Mr. Obama proclaiming he has campaigned in all 57 States?

Posted by: wcmillionairre | August 21, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I bet McCain has 3,000 pairs of those $500 shoes, too...just like Imelda Marcos.

Somebody should ask him.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bryan | August 21, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to believe that this attack line against McCain is being put forth by the same person who ridiculed "bitter small town Americans" that take refuge in religion and gun ownership. Obama himself lives in a mansion which, by the way, was acquired with financial help from a convicted felon. In any case, most presidential candidates are wealthy. Most wealthy people invest in various resources, including in real estate. Honestly acquired wealth is not a bad thing. If a person is not smart enough to become wealthy in our system, then he/she probably is not smart enough to be President.

Posted by: bubba31138 | August 21, 2008 4:05 PM

You do realize that you just implied poor people are dumb right? Who is the elitist again?

Posted by: Evil | August 21, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who does not know how many homes he or she owns does not live in the same world that I do, and certainly does not represent me or my interests in any way that I can imagine.

Posted by: Brad | August 21, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

From what I read, the reason McCain didn't answer immediately about how many houses he has, is because he and his wife have numerous real estate investments, and McCain wanted to respond with total accuracy.
Obama and his campaign will latch onto anything they can, and mischaracterize it, in order to discredit McCain. Since Obama is dropping in the polls in all 57 STATES. this empty suit will say, or do anything to win. NOBAMA!!!

Posted by: Howard | August 21, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Lehaha has posted "Obama is not only an elitist, he's a simpleton".

Few words, well said, defining the heart of the matter! Thank you, Lehaha.

Both Msrs. McCain and Obama better remove their craniums from their colons, and start to submit quality solutions for the complex problems facing our Country. I fear neither gentleman is up to the task!

Posted by: wcmillionairre | August 21, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The Republican posters are as dumb as McCain. They missed the whole point. That being that McCain doesn't have a clue about what's going on around him. He's "Out of Touch" with reality. Much like his supporters. Nobody cares how much money his wife has. Its about his seriously lacking mental capacity.

Posted by: DWayne | August 21, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 4:10 PM

"And you go right on believing those polls."

Right, they're the opinion of voters, and more often correct than not.

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I don't think polls in August hold a lot of weight come November. The economy is still going to suck in November and we'll still be fighting a war we never should have started.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I pretty livid that this guy McCain doesn't even know many houses he owns, and yet, he helped pave the way for foreign-owned DHL to take over an American shipping company. McCain's campaign manager was lead lobbyist for the deal. Now, thousands of Ohio jobs, including my own, are at risk.

Maybe I can stay at one of McCain mansions when the bank forecloses on my home.


Posted by: Ohio Voter | August 21, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

S**t-for-brains, for the 10,000th time the issue here is that McMoron couldn't/wouldn't say how many homes he owns when asked. That's a very simple question and it takes either someone who is senile or a pathological liar to not answer it.


Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 4:08 PM
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I don't have a problem with a guy, who is so busy working and probably takes little interest in material possessions, who doesn't know how many houses his wealthy family has purchased and currently owns.

THAT IS YOUR CLASS ENVY AND YOUR HATRED AT WORK. GET A LIFE!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

It turns out McBane has 7 houses. No wonder he pulled a Reagan.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 21, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I have a question...
If John McCain has 7 homes, wears shoes that cost over $500, has a wife worth over 100 Million...Why, tell me, does he collect social security?
Seriously? Now there's a big problem with our system.

Posted by: biggirl | August 21, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

If you don't know how many homes you own, it can only mean one of two things:

1. You're the most elitist person that's lived since Julius Caesar

2. You're getting senile

Which is it, McCain sheep?

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Picture this...President John McCain, age 73, suffers heart attack due to having a temper tantrum while being questioned by reporters. Following repeated attempts to revive the old man, Vice President Lieberman is sworn into office. The United States is now in a world of sh*t.

Never before has the VP choice been more important than now. If anything happens to either of these candidates once they occupy the oval office...it will be their VP running the country.

The whole scenario makes me nervous. I wonder how long it will be before this country is engaged in a global conflict started by the "buckeroos" ie. cowboys in the White House.

Give me a rational intelligent man who doesn't think the answer to everything is the use of military and who is smart enough to know that Bush lifted the ban on offshore drilling as a smoke screen and a bandaid for what was pissing off the American voters so that he could take their minds off the fact that his party's nominee was losing in the poles.

OBAMA in 08...we can't wait!

Posted by: Marie N | August 21, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

RightPOV,

The ZOgby/Reuters poll has been wrong on the last three elections. So, take with it what you will. Also, though McCain made some ground he still is not ahead in the national polling average. That seems a more suited number. Furthermore, the sample size was a little over 1,000. Is that a representative sample? GO take a statistics class.

Posted by: BigB1 | August 21, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I believe he actually has more than 7 homes. I think it's more in the neighborhood of 10-13. I just did a google satellite tour. What kind of guy doesn't know how many homes he owns? I would say a guy totally out of touch with the average American. McCain could have just responded to the question by simply stating "I own many homes, far more than the vast majority of people in this country." When you have that many, exact numbers really aren't that important. If anyone doesn't think McCain is more of the same in every possible way, he/she is seriously delusional. McCain has already said he intends to pursue the same economic policies as Bush- more tax cuts for the rich and big corporations. I'm really beginning to believe that America is a country of total imbeciles for even considering this guy for president. McCain will be Bush on steroids. In the words of the very conservative Pat Buchanan, he'll make Dick Cheney look like Ghandi.

Posted by: spicegal | August 21, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I believe he actually has more than 7 homes. I think it's more in the neighborhood of 10-13. I just did a google satellite tour. What kind of guy doesn't know how many homes he owns? I would say a guy totally out of touch with the average American. McCain could have just responded to the question by simply stating "I own many homes, far more than the vast majority of people in this country." When you have that many, exact numbers really aren't that important. If anyone doesn't think McCain is more of the same in every possible way, he/she is seriously delusional. McCain has already said he intends to pursue the same economic policies as Bush- more tax cuts for the rich and big corporations. I'm really beginning to believe that America is a country of total imbeciles for even considering this guy for president. McCain will be Bush on steroids. In the words of the very conservative Pat Buchanan, he'll make Dick Cheney look like Ghandi.

Posted by: spicegal | August 21, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Seems a nerve's been struck, judging from the # of comments. This story is everywhere.

Posted by: Becca | August 21, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I believe he actually has more than 7 homes. I think it's more in the neighborhood of 10-13. I just did a google satellite tour. What kind of guy doesn't know how many homes he owns? I would say a guy totally out of touch with the average American. McCain could have just responded to the question by simply stating "I own many homes, far more than the vast majority of people in this country." When you have that many, exact numbers really aren't that important. If anyone doesn't think McCain is more of the same in every possible way, he/she is seriously delusional. McCain has already said he intends to pursue the same economic policies as Bush- more tax cuts for the rich and big corporations. I'm really beginning to believe that America is a country of total imbeciles for even considering this guy for president. McCain will be Bush on steroids. In the words of the very conservative Pat Buchanan, he'll make Dick Cheney look like Ghandi.

Posted by: spicegal | August 21, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

John McCain's wife is rich, so why wouldn't they have 7 homes? What the hell is wrong with that. They released their tax records a while back. There's no news here.
Meanwhile 59 people have been killed in Pakistan and now we are going to have to deal in a new way with Russia and Obama is taking issue with the amount of money the guy has? Obama is not only an elitist, he's a simpleton.

Posted by: Leehaha | August 21, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

So McCain is wealthy; what does that have to do with anything? It is not like Mr. Obama is a blue-collar guy. I own four homes in three states, but I am not "wealthy" by Senator McCain's definition. I fail to see what all the fuss is about, and frankly find it deplorable that the "Class Envy Card" as well as the "Race Card" is so easily played by Mr. Obama. I believe he thinks we Citizens are stupid, and he does not own a mirror...

Posted by: wcmillionairre | August 21, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Bubba, you said that honestly aquired wealth is not a bad thing...and you're right, however McCain has spent his entire life in jobs that you can't be fired from. First working for the Navy, then spending a year working for his father in law, then as a congressman and senator. he never aquired any of this wealth, he married it and never has to worry about it, never has to figure out how to make more, or how to invest what he has...all of that is taken care of for him. THAT is why I worry about him on the economy, the guy has never had to blanace a checkbook in his life.

Posted by: Steven | August 21, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

"If a person is not smart enough to become wealthy in our system, then he/she probably is not smart enough to be President."

And if a person claims to not know how many homes he owns, then he/she is probably too senile/too much of a pathological liar to be President.

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

"And you go right on believing those polls."

Right, they're the opinion of voters, and more often correct than not.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain will obviously be MUCH better at starting wars than Obama. Look like he could start two or three more in just his first year in office.

Only problem is...like all Republicans since 1898 (Spanish-American War)...he won't know how to finish them.

He was asked yesterday about having to start the draft again if he gets us into more wars...and McCain didn't say no.

If you're of draft age or have children...you'd better PRAY that Obama gets elected.

No wonder active-duty troops give Obama SIX TIMES as much money as they give McCain.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

"Funny. All these frothing-at-the-mouth liberals weren't complaining about the Kerrys' mansions."

S**t-for-brains, for the 10,000th time the issue here is that McMoron couldn't/wouldn't say how many homes he owns when asked. That's a very simple question and it takes either someone who is senile or a pathological liar to not answer it.

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

RightPOV

Please leave the Grateful Dead out of this.

And you go right on believing those polls.

Posted by: Bill J | August 21, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse


HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's elect Hillary and be done with it, OK?

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

too little too late, way too late

Posted by: skinsfanmoyo | August 21, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to believe that this attack line against McCain is being put forth by the same person who ridiculed "bitter small town Americans" that take refuge in religion and gun ownership. Obama himself lives in a mansion which, by the way, was acquired with financial help from a convicted felon. In any case, most presidential candidates are wealthy. Most wealthy people invest in various resources, including in real estate. Honestly acquired wealth is not a bad thing. If a person is not smart enough to become wealthy in our system, then he/she probably is not smart enough to be President.

Posted by: bubba31138 | August 21, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Let's cut to the chase libs...

You are down in the polls. Virginia is no longer in the toss-up column but back in McCain. Reuters/Zogby has you down 5 points despite spending $55 million a year.

You are angry. So you call McCain old and make fun of his wife and stir up some class warfare.

You just can't stand the fact that Obama isn't doing what MSNBC and WAPO want. He isn't in the lead, America is sick of him, he's a weak candidate.

We understand you are mad. It's okay. Go kick around the hacky sack and smoke a bowl. Light up that lava lamp and listen to the Grateful Dead. You'll feel better.

Posted by: RightPOV | August 21, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

To: TWstround: McCain is not stupid but he is not smart either. He is "ordinary" just like Bush. Your comment about him not playing well with others is exactly what scares me. The man has one solution for all international problems-military might. It is no accident that he acknowledged the need for a draft yesterday. He is all about war, war, war. His comment about bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iraq was delivered from the heart. If he is elected, we can expect 4 more years of war and no attention to the many domestic problems facing the nation. Can you imagine how excited he must be at the thought of being commander-in-chief. He is liable to more aroused than seeing the beautiful Cindy in the buff.

Posted by: CDGainesville | August 21, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I had arugula and thought it was pretty good. I got it from Trader Joes. Much cheaper than Whole Foods (and still Organic).

Now, what does this have to do with being president.

Oh, while I have had arugula, I have not had 7 houses or a $5 million a year salary or a rich wife.

So, I can relate to Obama but not McCain (now that lifestyles of the rich and famous if off the air).

Posted by: Bill J | August 21, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me Jimbo, but McCain has supported the spending of over $400 billion for a war in Iraq that never should have happened(except to give conservatives a cheap thrill).

So let's cut this crap about liberals spending other peoples' money - conservatives are the biggest free spenders in this nation's history.


Posted by: Maggots | August 21, 2008 3:51 PM
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Hey Maggots,
Obama opposed the Iraq War even though the world's intelligence reports were claiming that Hussein had stockpiles of WMD which, by the way, he had ample opportunity to ship out of the country before the invasion. Obama didn't have better intelligence, he was just following his anti-war, left wing tendencies. The war was executed badly so Obama can claim he was smarter than everybody else. The decision to go to war, as we know today, was well justified.

While we didn't find the WMD stockpiles, it is well-documented that Saddam had the capability to start production of WMDs within a few weeks time and he had the intentions to maintain that readiness. Saddam Hussein was a murderous dictator responsible for torturing and killing hundreds of thousands, had well-documented ties and sponsorship to terrorism, violated 17 UN Resolutions in addition to the UN Oil-for-Food scandal where he stole billions of dollars (to be used in food and medicine) from his own people, he attacked neighboring countries including Kuwait and Israel, plotted the assassination of a US President, and, his successors, his sons Uday and Qusay, had shown themselves to be no better. There was also good probability that the radical Shiite clerics, with support from Iran, would have made a power play without a sovereign Iraqi government and capable military force in place, after Hussein’s eventual death, making the whole region unstable. History will be favorable to Bush even though the liberals hate him like they hated Reagan.

Of course, the above facts will not change your hate for Bush or McCain. This is for people who have some objectivity.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

To those who are used to telling the truth and cannot comprehend why someone cannot remember how many homes he owns: He damn and well knows. He just either (a) took a quick reflection on what his opponent has and decided that the answer sounded too shameful in light of what the average American is going through economically today OR (b)was given information on how to respond and forgot to say it (typical for him these days). OR (c)Used the response, "I'm not sure..." as an arrogant way of skirting around the answer.

Posted by: writer_33 | August 21, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

What a wonderful testimony of the American Dream. This country allows you to become so successful you can lose track of how many houses you actually own. It is not so hard to do as I currently own three. I will vote for a man that is an example of the American Dream personified, Sen. John McCain!!

Posted by: Mike D. | August 21, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I would advise McCain to get on Aricept.


Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

So McCain thinks you have to earn $5 million a year to be "rich"?

That's about $20,000 A DAY.

And this elitist jerk who MARRIED his money wants to be President?

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama will win by 6-7 points, and a electoral landslide. Nobody wants an old ("my friends")...EVERY OTHER BREATH, (did I say REALLY OLD bad tempered crudmudgeon, who will say anything to get elected. He is not anti-abortion and he would dump the naive religious right as soon as he would take office. Which RepubliCON president has ever done anything to help you religous wacko's get what you want? Not one of them. You must love the pain. Reminds me of a scene in a movie. As the trainee was getting a whack across his a$$ by his superior, he kept pleading "please sir, GIVE ME ANOTHER". That's what you'll get from the wrinklely old white dude from the "olden days". A tired, hateful, crazy man just itching to start WWIII. Young voters show up at the poles. You can get what you want, but you must vote Obama.

Posted by: Smarter than any RepubliCON with both hands tied behind my back!!!! | August 21, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an elitest? How in the hell can you not know how many homes you own? That's a first for me, and I bet a first for most Americans.

Posted by: Tanya | August 21, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain probably does not know how much a 6-pack costs either. Come to think of it, he's got to be happy when they get more expensive.

BUT - It is unfair to use McCain's class ranking as a sign of unintelligence. He had poor 'conduct marks'. That marks him as 'unable to work and play well with others', not stupid.

However, one must question his and his family's military background. He has a definite John Wayne streak. Can he foster effective diplomacy when stuck in a confrontational mind set? Also, can he be expected to start realigning our military as called for by Gates and the recent RAND and GAO studies. They call for cut backs in wasteful weapons systems. McCain likes those toys. If he thinks that everything has a military solution, he is not likely to show such judgement.

Posted by: TWstroud | August 21, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

So McCain thinks you have to earn $5 million a year to be "rich"?

That's about $100,000 A WEEK.

And this elitist jerk who MARRIED his money wants to be President?

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Funny. All these frothing-at-the-mouth liberals weren't complaining about the Kerrys' mansions.
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or his rich b...itch wife.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain probably does not know how much a 6-pack costs either. Come to think of it, he's got to be happy when they get more expensive.

BUT - It is unfair to use McCain's class ranking as a sign of unintelligence. He had poor 'conduct marks'. That marks him as 'unable to work and play well with others', not stupid.

However, one must question his and his family's military background. He has a definite John Wayne streak. Can he foster effective diplomacy when stuck in a confrontational mind set? Also, can he be expected to start realigning our military as called for by Gates and the recent RAND and GAO studies. They call for cut backs in wasteful weapons systems. McCain likes those toys. If he thinks that everything has a military solution, he is not likely to show such judgement.

Posted by: TWstroud | August 21, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Barack double his brother's income and mail him a dollar a month?

Posted by: Leehaha | August 21, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

CORRECTION TO MY LAST POST:

So McCain thinks you have to earn $5 million a year to be "rich"?

That's over $400,000 a month.

And this elitist jerk who MARRIED his money wants to be President?

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

LOL - Mark, that was a good one.
Yes, John McCain must have yelled out c*nt...!!!! after this HUGE GAFFE.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | August 21, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

John yells from his recliner...
"C*NT, how many houses do we own?"

she answers, what's this "WE?"

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Ha HA, what an old fool

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

So McCain thinks you have to earn $5 million a year to be "rich"?

That's over $100,000 a month.

And this elitist jerk who MARRIED his money wants to be President?

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Better laugh your a$$ off while you can O-baa-MA!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm Barack Obama. Watch me pull out the class envy card, something I love to do, and watch all the lefties froth at the mouth with contempt for McCain.

Funny. All these frothing-at-the-mouth liberals weren't complaining about the Kerrys' mansions.

Are they HYPOCRITES??? I think they are.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

It seems to me that alot of white folks are not merely concerned about or feel alienated about Obama's "background." They are concerned about his pigmentation and all the stereotypical BS that the mass media and Hollywood feed the general public on a daily basis.
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Have you had your head buried in the sand. The mass media and hollywood have kissed Obama's butt, so often they have ringworms.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Barack should keep his mouth shut. A review of tax returns reveals a typical hypocrite liberal. It's like Al Gore all over again.

The Obamas, between 2000 and 2004, gave less than one percent of their income to charity, far lower than the national average despite an annual average income over the period of about $244,000.

So much for caring for the poor. This tax and spend socialist wannabe will be charitable with everybody else's money except his own. What a disgusting politician.


Posted by: JimMF | August 21, 2008 3:46 PM

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Excuse me Jimbo, but McCain has supported the spending of over $400 billion for a war in Iraq that never should have happened(except to give conservatives a cheap thrill).

So let's cut this crap about liberals spending other peoples' money - conservatives are the biggest free spenders in this nation's history.

Posted by: Maggots | August 21, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

John yells from his recliner...

C*NT, how many houses do we own?

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

The point isn't how many homes he owns...its that he couldn't remember how many homes he owns...duh!

Posted by: Rapcetera | August 21, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Hola America! Can you do something to help George Obama?

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Telegraph UK
Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya
Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed.


By Nick Pisa in Rome
Last Updated: 11:52AM BST 21 Aug 2008

The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

"No-one knows who I am," he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month."

Posted by: Starving Dem | August 21, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Someone like John's dear wife will be changing Johns diaper in 4 years oh not a chance he has secret service to do that or the many hired minimum wage earners to put on their latex gloves and wash his arse for the dear fellow. John McCain isn't fighting his own political retorical point of view no, no ,no! Someone is behind the diaper pal telling John how to say something(say it a rude tone, now John) and what to say. Because John is illiterate on the net.

Posted by: Cindy McCain,changing diapers get ready! | August 21, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Whats up with the Arugala bashing?!?!?!? It might be the most beneficial element to the whole drama. Cleans your liver, cleans your blood...cheaper than a doctor, etc..etc...and it grows like a weed!

Posted by: Alan | August 21, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

It's seems obvious that there is more going on in this selection process than the mere search for superior qualifications and high morals. There are certainly some serious, unspoken reasons why an adulterous, hot headed, out of touch septuagenerian with a mediocre education can be polling neck and neck with a brilliant, charismatic, hard working family man. Something stinks here.
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Your right. I expected McCain to have a bigger lead by now.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I Yes Travis, I know why you get more white booty than the rest of us..... you took a 2nd mortgage so you can afford to pay more than us pink fingered types will

Posted by: Dive4Blood | August 21, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Who's ELITIST?

The guy who knows he ONLY owns one house?

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

It's seems obvious that there is more going on in this selection process than the mere search for superior qualifications and high morals. There are certainly some serious, unspoken reasons why an adulterous, hot headed, out of touch septuagenerian with a mediocre education can be polling neck and neck with a brilliant, charismatic, hard working family man. Something stinks here.

Posted by: yonayo | August 21, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama has reported earned income of around a quarter of a million per year for the last 5 years, he has also had two best selling books. Despite this he has to ask for help from convicted crooks to buy his home? A household of two working lawyers with Harvard law degrees and they can easily tell us how many homes they own. But who owns them?

Posted by: rpatoh | August 21, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"At least McCain knows how many brothers he has."

But does he know how many sisters-in-law he has?

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

It's no wonder that John McCain is out of touch with ordinary Americans. The guy is so rich, he doesn't even know how many mansions he owns. So rich, that he thinks people making $3 million a year are only middle class. So rich, that his heiress wife broke her arm by just shaking someone's hand.

Posted by: Average Joe | August 21, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Barack should keep his mouth shut. A review of tax returns reveals a typical hypocrite liberal. It's like Al Gore all over again.

The Obamas, between 2000 and 2004, gave less than one percent of their income to charity, far lower than the national average despite an annual average income over the period of about $244,000.

So much for caring for the poor. This tax and spend socialist wannabe will be charitable with everybody else's money except his own. What a disgusting politician.

Posted by: JimMF | August 21, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Just to touch on mortgage problems. Why should we US Citizens bail out the idiots who signed mortgages they could not afford to pay. Why should we bail out the banks that were stupid enough to to people who had no possiblity of making their mortgage payments.

Let them crash down. The only way they will learn their lessons if if we don't bail them out.

How do you teach children? Let them fail a few times. They learn from experience.

Posted by: countryboy | August 21, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

WHINERS = people who know how many houses they own

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Shawn, Obama doesn't have a clue what it MEANS to be an american. Reality sux, eh?

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I keep reading how many working class Whites can't relate to Obama. They're asking questions such as, "Where is he coming from?" All things considered, his situation isn't too different from many of today's US families. He came from a broken home, and moved around alot. Granted, not everyone has lived in Indonesia, but in a global economy it doesn't seem as "foreign" as it once was. Also, the majority of the world is "non-Christian," so aside from what rightwing-extremist Republicans say, if you live outside of North America and Europe, you are likely to live in a "non-Christian" country. No surprises there.

In half a decade, whites will be the minority in America. Though it concerns Republicans that Obama's father was black and his mother was white, it's not really a big deal nowadays.

On the other hand, McCain came from a privileged family with his father being an admiral. Have you ever met an admiral who struggled to pay his bills? McCain himself apparently owns at least 4 houses, wears $520 loafers, and his wife could be worth an estimated $100M.

It seems to me that alot of white folks are not merely concerned about or feel alienated about Obama's "background." They are concerned about his pigmentation and all the stereotypical BS that the mass media and Hollywood feed the general public on a daily basis. It's safe to say that your average Red State Repuglican doesn't live in areas where diversity is accepted, and in many cases--exists at all. Your average Red State Republican is the type of person who says, "I'm not racist because I have one black friend." It's really no wonder that the less diversity an area has, the more likely it is to support the Grand Old Pinheads.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 21, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse


The old fool doesn't have a clue about how real Americans live.

KICK HIS A$S, BARACK!

Posted by: Shawn | August 21, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

At EVERY Townhall meeting ask McCain:

What are your utility bills Total, at a minimum of four houses?

How much staff does your wife employ, at a minimum of four houses?

How much square footage Total, do your minimum of four hoses have?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Err, aahhhhh, I love the 1958 references, it's so relevant to today. If I ahhhhh, got away with driving a little girl off of a bridge, I don't think McCain is going to get nailed for errrr something an in-law did. Hey where are my pants?

Posted by: Teddy Kennedy | August 21, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

The truth about John "Songbird" McCain...

Graduating at the very bottom of his class at the Naval Academy, John McCain did not meet the qualifications to become a naval aviator. His admiral father pulled some strings and he was admitted into the elite air corps. But it soon became apparent that McCain was not a very good aviator. He destroyed five planes in preventable accidents, including one when aboard the USS Forrestal which killed 134 sailors. Shortly thereafter, after just several combat missions, McCain was shot down over Hanoi because he flew too low in violation of orders.


According to U.S. News & World Report (May 14, 1973), John McCain didn't wait long before offering military information to the North Vietnamese in return for medical care initially, and later, whiskey and prostitutes. Quote from a fellow POW: "He was never tortured...The Vietnamese Communists called him Songbird, that's his name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know."


See also, http://www.combat-diaries.co.uk/diary30/Mysterious%20McCain%202.htm


McCain's was a self-described ``frontrunner'' of the normalization process with Vietnam, which increased trade with the US to $11 billion a year. There are credible reports that McCain advocated normalization in a quid pro quo for the North Vietnamese covering up McCain's collaboration with them. In fact, the Vietnamese believe that McCain should "repay" them for having shown him ``mercy'' after his mission ended prematurely on Oct. 26, 1967, low in Hanoi's flak-filled skies. (Bloomberg News, 8/20/08).

Posted by: Alon | August 21, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

"obama went to private prep schools"

On scholarship.

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"got into ivy league colleges through affirmative action"

He didn't even mention his race on his HLS application.

Posted by: eecee | August 21, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

we need some more work on the facts. Obama did not go only to fancy prep schools. he went to the public school in Indonesia because his mom couldn't afford the private Catholic one any more. He got scholarships because of his grades, no affirmative action, and made editor of the Law review because of his brains, not his color. McCain can get in to the Naval Academy because of his dad, finish near the bottom and you attack Obama for affirmative action? bit of a double standard.

Rezko did not buy the property for more than it was worth and sell to Obama for less. He didn't have to disclose anything because it was all above board. The only thing Obama regrets is that he did business with Rezko at all, not that the deal was in any way suspect. No one has found anything wrong with it other than that it was with Rezko. If Clinton couldn't make anything of it, McCain can't. they just lie about private beaches (there aren't any in Hawaii) and call Obama's house a "frickin" mansion. McCain probably wouldn't be caught dead slummin in Obama's Chicago house. who's whinning now?

Posted by: JoeT | August 21, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Maybe McRockefeller shouldn't have played the elitist card.

Posted by: Sara B. | August 21, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Barack should keep his mouth shut. A review of tax returns reveals a typical hypocrite liberal. It's like Al Gore all over again.

The Obamas, between 2000 and 2004, gave less than one percent of their income to charity, far lower than the national average despite an annual average income over the period of about $244,000.

So much for caring for the poor. This tax and spend socialist wannabe will be charitable with everybody else's money except his own. What a disgusting politician.

Posted by: JimMF | August 21, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain looks embarrassingly rich and OLD and forgetful in one sentence.

FIST BUMPS all around

is it Nov 4th YET?

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse


At least McCain knows how many brothers he has.

And I doubt any of them are living on a dollar month in an shanty.

Posted by: slappy white | August 21, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama commercial

Show Monopoly's Park Place and Boardwalk covered with houses, then pan to McCain with baffled look on his face.

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I really don't care how many houses he has...It's the fact that he doesn't even know that tears me a new one!

How out of touch can you be?

Posted by: willandjansdad | August 21, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Come on John,Mr. Obama is smarter and wiser and kinder then You or anyone in your party these days and we all know it.Corsi what scum a little worm did George senoir spend his social security check on buying up the trash bin book club and he and the republican garbage will be wave bye out the door from the White House in january . You remind me of my siser, John MCain, you tell her to stop lying and she hits you in the head. You tell her to stop abusing your kids and she tries to kill them. Lets go Barack and get Bad, it won't take long . WE, I, want you to win so roll up your sleeves Man and give it your best shot. Knock him out of the ball game.

Posted by: McCain old and out of touch with reality | August 21, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

obama went to private prep schools, got into ivy league colleges through affirmative action and was groomed for political life by the corrupt chicago machine that includes terrorist among its darlings. not too many people can relate to that either

Posted by: dick cabesa | August 21, 2008 3:17 PM

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Nice smears, Dick. Is McCain giving you a toaster to post this crap?

Posted by: Maggots | August 21, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Look, McBush is an old man who never was very smart even when young (class rank 894/899). How can you expect him to know how to count 6 houses on his multi-million dollar Sedona estate (you know, the one the MSM called a rustic cabin)? Does that count as 1 or 6? How about the 4-5 in the multi-million dollar Wyoming estate? 1 or 5? The Arizona & California condo communities? We are already well beyond the # of fingers McBush has. Do all the commercial properties count?

Posted by: tom | August 21, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

the comments on this site are mostly false, just fiction and anyone with intelligence would view the contents as such, i grew up in Arizona and worked at Pulliam Press(Republic & Gazzette)saw the Bowles murder investigation and know the history, whoever the hacks are that have posted these very bizarre untruths on this site obviously hope that there are fools out there to ingest this bile, and i guess a few will think it true, but nothing sinks faster thatbthe crap these minions are floating, the truth is available ,just not on this site.

Posted by: john driscoll | August 21, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

If I was McCain, had people handling my money and investing it, and some of that money was invested in homes, I probably wouldn't know how money I had either. As long as my financial reports showed appreciation and I was making money, why would I care? If I were actually living in all those homes, that would be a different story. His response, admittedly, was lame though.

Posted by: AhhhYeah | August 21, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Barack should keep his mouth shut. A review of tax returns reveals a typical hypocrite liberal. It's like Al Gore all over again.

The Obamas, between 2000 and 2004, gave less than one percent of their income to charity, far lower than the national average despite an annual average income over the period of about $244,000.

So much for caring for the poor. This tax and spend socialist wannabe will be charitable with everybody else's money except his own. What a disgusting politician.

Posted by: JimMF | August 21, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama start EVERY speech until the election by asking the audience,

If you know how many houses you own, raise your hand?

EVEN britney knows how many houses she owns.

Best bumpersticker
"Cindy KNOWS"

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Brian Rogers is just plain mean. Go away.

TJ

Posted by: Jefferson2008 | August 21, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

It's not these guys money that should determine our vote, but our own. McCain will respect our earnings, Obama will take them. McCain will work to keep jobs here (like he has with DHL), Obama will work to send outsource them (like he has with Canada and Mexico). McCain will fight for our country, Obama will negotiate it away.

Posted by: rpatoh | August 21, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse


bob II: "to the republican fourth graders littering this blog; you're redneck is toast"

Now you say that McCain is just toast
Sounds to me like a rather idle boast.
But Obama is the Dude
Who's gonna' get screwed,
'cause in November his arse we will roast.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse


“McCain’s personal fortune traces back to organized crime in Arizona.”

Bootleggers? Kool. He has something in common with JFK.

Posted by: WylieD | August 21, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

McCain is out of touch with 95% of the country. This guy doesnt know how many homes he owns, lives in "only 4 of them" (only!!!!), wants to cut taxes for the rich, considers only those making more than $5 million a year to be rich....

I am all about working hard, making money, financial discipline, and keeping the money you make. But the fact is that Republicans only respond to the interests and the demands placed on government by those with a lot of money and many houses. They manipulate those of us that care about religion and they give the shaft to those of us that care about using some of our wealth to feed the poor. They give fat contracts to their best friends at Halliburton and KBR, demand no accountability from them, while sending our troops into battle with not enough body armor. The Republicans fail on all accounts, but especially when measured upon the values they themselves claim to hold dear.

Posted by: Former Republican | August 21, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: nate | August 21, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

The young John McCain was brainless. Ranked 894 out 899 at graduation in the US Naval Academy, Annapolis in 1958. The old John McCain is still brainless. Joe Lieberman is his brain. Remember he said Iran is training Al qaeda and Joe corrected him. His domestic policy is made by a self-opiniontated and self-conceited guy called Shaun Hannity of Hannity and Colmes on Fox news. Tell Shaun Hannity that McCain lost 4 US navy aircrafts before he went to Vietnam. Tell Shaun Hannity again that John McCain graduated at the bottom of his class. And also ask Shaun Hannity dig a bit about McCain's wife's family history and money and also the Keating five. That is character for Shaun.

Posted by: Shane McGoldrick | August 21, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Guy beat another guy over the head with a hammer, and you have the audacity to question why he is fitting back.

Posted by: Erv | August 21, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"AhhhYeah...Snapple? Your limbaugh is showing!"


Thanks. I love stereotypes. Is it empty yet? Ready for another one?

Posted by: AhhhYeah | August 21, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Where's my whitey tape...

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Latest count is seven homes for McGoo, although that huge empire in Sedona could bump it up past ten. Yep, the economy's still fundementally sound at McCain, Inc.

Posted by: maxfli | August 21, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

It's so funny to read all these McCain apologists stepping all over each other to make this about something other than what it is. Or are they all just lackeys trying to rack up points by posting on every Obama article they can find?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/06/AR2008080603589_pf.html

Posted by: Washington, DC | August 21, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Good thing McCain isn't able to read these posts or he would have one of his conniption fits.

Like the one where he cussed out his second wife.

Posted by: 2mature2bHornswoggled | August 21, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

So, let me get this straight. John McCain has to ask his staff how many homes he owns. So, as a matter of principle, he is using umptydump millions of taxpayer dollars to finance his bid for a job which comes with public housing.

Will Rogers is clawing to get out of his grave to chat about this one.

And yes, I know both candidates are extremely wealthy. But come on- McCain tried to paint Obama as an elitist- and still is, with his spokesman for some reason obsessing about Obama's worrying about the proce of arugula. And you have to admit- not knowing how many homes you own is a sign you are out of touch with somethingt fairly basic.

Posted by: crosseyed with amazement | August 21, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Senator Obama may open a can of worms by trying to relate number/size of homes to feeling the pain of ordinary people. Most people who are feeling the pain don't live in mansions the size of Obama's or have the help of friends like Tony Rezko who bought the adjoining lot, which I think was a part of the negotiated price he paid.

Neither candidate is of modest means, no matter how hard the Obama campaign would like to paint him that way. I don't begrudge people their homes or their wealth, but I do have a problem with candidates not acknowledging that they are doing very well in a financial sense.

Obama's mother may have had to use food stamps when he was a child, but he has friends and associates who have guided and mentored him on his path to the nomination. There is no shame in that, but don't try to pretend that you are something you aren't.

Posted by: annetta | August 21, 2008 12:12 PM

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Well, McCain needs to stop pretending that he is common folk also - he and his wife are worth $100 million, far more than Obama. I would bet McCain's seven houses are just as grand as Obama's.

The key really isn't this BS, which Republicans have been promoting for months, but instead their performance over the last seven years (which has been horrendous) and how McCain differs from Bush on policies (not much at all).

Posted by: Maggots | August 21, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain just had a senior moment....next he will be sleeping at his Cabinent briefings.. Whats the fuss over

Posted by: Troy | August 21, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain is going down!!! Face the facts, all the lying hypocritical Republicans!

Posted by: Doug | August 21, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Senator Obama may open a can of worms by trying to relate number/size of homes to feeling the pain of ordinary people. Most people who are feeling the pain don't live in mansions the size of Obama's or have the help of friends like Tony Rezko who bought the adjoining lot, which I think was a part of the negotiated price he paid.

Neither candidate is of modest means, no matter how hard the Obama campaign would like to paint him that way. I don't begrudge people their homes or their wealth, but I do have a problem with candidates not acknowledging that they are doing very well in a financial sense.

Obama's mother may have had to use food stamps when he was a child, but he has friends and associates who have guided and mentored him on his path to the nomination. There is no shame in that, but don't try to pretend that you are something you aren't.

Posted by: annetta | August 21, 2008 12:12 PM

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Well, McCain needs to stop pretending that he is common folk also - he and his wife are worth $100 million, far more than Obama. I would bet McCain's seven houses are just as grand as Obama's.

The key really isn't this BS, which Republicans have been promoting for months, but instead their performance over the last seven years (which has been horrendous) and how McCain differs from Bush on policies (not much at all).

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

You mean like when McCain pocketed $112,000 (probably more) from Keating without reporting it?

Let's fact it, McCain's dirty:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/opinion/17rich.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin
"“McCain’s personal fortune traces back to organized crime in Arizona.”

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/haunted-by-spirits/1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hensley#Early_business_career.2C_legal_issues

Posted by: Corruption Anon | August 21, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama's response was great and sounded very off-the-cuff: http://www.entertonement.com/collections/2326/Obama-Hits-Back-At-McCain

Posted by: BaxterJ | August 21, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama should be careful when talking about homes. He has yet to explain fully that transaction with Rezko and his wife, where the Rezkos purchased land for more than it was worth then sold it back to the Obamas for less than it was worth....all in the same day. Was the difference a payoff, a gift? Was it reported in the Obama's income taxes? All gifts over 11k have to be reported to the IRS!

Posted by: Fred | August 21, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Let's all hide behind our keyboards and toss insults under our fake names, OK?

Don't worry... your Daddy wont find out!

How can you not know how many houses you own?

Are you kidding?

At Least 4?

Would that mean 5 or 19?

What about Properties?

What were your heroic duties in Vietnam before you got "caught in the act?"

serving your country, huh?

If your country asked you to bomb women and children after no provocation whatsoever, would you?

Would you then be a Hero?

Hey, I got an idea for all you White Racist Republicans...

Let's let SIZE really matter. Lets have Cindy McSame let us know which candy date is bigger...

I know where the smart money is... Whitey.

And it aint on you.

So hide your pink little faces, tap out your insults on your little laptops, and hope your Little Woman never gets a taste of some real meat.

'Cause I know one MF who is votin' for Obama, aint Liberal, doesn't own a Mac, and gets more White Booty than all you little keyboard warriors combined.

And we all know why.

Posted by: Travis Jackson | August 21, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"Bottom line, most of you (not all) are DUMB AMERICANS"

Well... half the people ARE below average intelligence, and Abraham Lincoln said "to win the election, impress the ignorant".

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse


At least McCain knows how many brothers he has.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/1119352,CST-NWS-brother21.article

Posted by: WylieD | August 21, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse


It's probably not crossed into the Teleprompter Man's empty head that his new line of attack now puts Tony Rezko squarely into play.

Posted by: angrycrat | August 21, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I pretty livid that this guy McCain doesn't even know many houses he owns, and yet, he helped pave the way for foreign-owned DHL to take over an American shipping company. McCain's campaign manager was lead lobbyist for the deal. Now, thousands of Ohio jobs, including my own, are at risk.

Maybe I can stay at one of McCain mansions when the bank forecloses on my home.

Posted by: Independent Ohio Voter | August 21, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

AhhhYeah...Snapple? Your limbaugh is showing!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

obama went to private prep schools, got into ivy league colleges through affirmative action and was groomed for political life by the corrupt chicago machine that includes terrorist among its darlings. not too many people can relate to that either

Posted by: dick cabesa | August 21, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

It is crazy to read all of these rants. You people are so gullable. Arguing because people are too rich or too poor. It is amazing! How many of you have been to a rally for one of these candidates? How many could recite their plans and points of what they intend to do when in office? One person quoted a candiadtes book and said "If you read this you will see how good of a person they are." What do you think someone is going to write about themselves. Wallmart? Does shopping their make you intouch with the peoeple? What percentage of Walmart shoppers do you think vote? Our problem with these candidates and our system is that no one will compromise. It is the republicans fault for the war? My last check was the house and cngress that started the war were democrats - The democrats are responsible for all taxes? My last check the president is Republican and could veto anything he wants...

Bottom line, most of you (not all) are DUMB AMERICANS that think your way is the only way. If you open your mind to different peoples ideas you might be able to co inhabit without ripping each other to shreads...

Posted by: Stupid Americans | August 21, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

You guys are all nuts! Neither of these guys knows what it is like to have money problems! NEITHER OF THEM! When you've absorbed that, find me ONE politician who is truly clean.

Posted by: Ron Paul 08 | August 21, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"Mamma don't let your babies grow up to be liberals, cos they'll never leave home and they are always stoned, and they'll spend all your hard earned cash"

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse


BB: "Your candidate made one of the stupidest gaffes in recent history."

Obama's gaffes involve more than words, they involve his actions in the past. They'll be brought up starting with Rezko.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

they are both wealthy, and they both live in mansions. bamamama got a 300k raise the second barack made the senate, at her hospital "community relations" job, a thinly disgusied bribe for legislative favors. how about that?

Posted by: dick cabesa | August 21, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse


"Obama is now frequently citing the years Bill Clinton was in office -- mentioning the former president by name -- as strong economic years."

Obama's memory is worse than McCain's.

When he was battling Hillary in the primaries, Obama regularly portrayed Clinton's presidency as a bad time for middle-class Americans and lumped Bill Clinton in with Bush 1.

Posted by: WylieD | August 21, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

McCain won't go down Rezko Road for two reasons.

#1 Clinton's been there...dead end.

#2 McCain doesn't want his own skeletons dug up - Tully, Keating, Simington and, last but not least, his own father-in-law, who bankrolled McCain's entry into politics and introduced him to all the AZ power brokers.

Here's a sneak peak:
Cindy's Dad - Jim Hensley and his brother Eugene went to work after World War II for Kemper Marley, a wealthy wholesale liquor distributor. Marley, in fact, had once been a bookie, getting his start working for the Transamerica Wire Service, a betting service established by mafiosi Gus Greenbaum (who was murdered with his wife when their throats were slashed in bed in 1958). Until 1947, liquor was rationed by the government. Apparently Marley did quite well in spite of the restrictions, and in 1948 the reason why became clear. Eugene and Jim Hensley were convicted of falsifying records on behalf of Marley's distributorship, United Liquor (along with fifty other Marley employees) to conceal the illegal distribution of hundreds of cases of liquor. Jim Hensley got a six month suspended sentence.

In 1953, Jim Hensley, then the General Manager for United Liquor, was once more charged for doing the same thing again. Marley paid for top notch legal representation though (future Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist.) Hensley still went to prison, but took the fall when the rest of the company was cleared. According to an article in American Mafia.com, Marley rewarded Hensley for his loyalty to the organization:
When Hensley strolled out of the joint, Marley bought his silence with a lucrative Phoenix-based Budweiser beer distributorship.

That distributorship and the rest of Marley's empire did very well over the decades for both Hensley and Marley, making both men multi-millionaires.

for the rest of the story, go to
http://tiodt.blogspot.com/2006/12/married-to-mob.html

Posted by: Billy B. | August 21, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

The point isn't how many homes McCain has, it's the fact that he didn't know how many he had. That he had to check with his staff. He is not only not in touch with what an average American needs to get by, he is not in touch with his own finances.

Obama has never said home ownership is bad or having money to buy more than one is dispicable. Obama has pointed out that electing someone for whom "economics really isn't (their) strong suit" during a downturn is a bad choice. The opportunity to create new wealth makes this country great, and we need someone who keeps the middle class at the heart when crafting economic policy for this country.

McCain is a priveleged son, a kept man, a friend to the superwealthy.

Posted by: ThingsThatShine | August 21, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"McCain, the son and grandson of Admirals, was 891 out of 899 -- as a legacy -- in his Naval Academy class"

Your being to kind. He was 894 out of 899.

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

It was McCain who thought the elitist attack would work. kind of opened the door, as the lawyers would say.

Posted by: JoeT | August 21, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

McCain has been on the government payroll his entire life. His wealth mostly comes from having the good taste to marry someone incredibly rich. Obama educated himself and now earns a decent living through sweat and brains.

Conservatives can't seriously be arguing that he's an elitist who has committed the sin of (gasp) becoming successful. Because that would be, you know, un-American.


Posted by: BlueDog1 | August 21, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"I vote for Obama bcause he spend money to give my mortgage back to me. He spend dollars for many people mortgage. Now I send for my wife famly from Mexico and my famlie to. We share our house with familie and Obama stop ICE from raiding my house. We help make Obama President. Si, cue puedo."

Sweet. Glad I work 80 hours a week to pay for your house.

Posted by: DearLord | August 21, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Rut Ro, moron's gone to bold type. Your racist child bombing oil thievin parasite doesn't know life from a cluster bomb. "LIFE BEGINS BEFORE LIFE ACTUALLY WHEN IT'S JUST A SPARKLE IN BILLY BOB'S PET GOAT'S EYES. LIFE FOR DEAD IRAQI CHILLEN SLAUGHTERED FOR OIL CONTRACTS HOWEVER IS POSTPONED DUE TO AN OIL DELAY. Too bad million dead Iraqi insurgent/extremist/coloredguys! I love Jesus cause I's SAVED. Don't matter who I killed, don't matter who I kill, I paid up and I's saved for Christ. Psychopaths with itty bitty educations.

Posted by: bob II | August 21, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

guest (et al.): check your facts. Rezko didn't give Obama anything on the house, not a dime, not a good deal, nothing. Rezko bought two lots being sold together and sold Obama one of them at value. that's it, end of story, nothing to see.

McCain knew it was improper to take money from Keating and even show up in the office of the regulators, regardless of whether he pretended to say "I don't want you to do anything improper for him." Especially when he had investments in Keating ventures.

Posted by: JoeT | August 21, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse


Obama erred and played the "house card". Rezko ad coming up.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

"Now Rezko is on the table"

You're acting as if all this coverage is the result of some Obama attack. Your candidate made one of the stupidest gaffes in recent history. Blame him.

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse


"Obama Jumps on McCain House Comment"

So much for the junior senator's promise of a different kind of politics. No wonder McCain has caught him in the polls.


Posted by: WylieD | August 21, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

If McCain has got any homes to spare, we've got a few families around here who were left homeless by the recent Midwestern floods and who could use a home.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain's camp cannot stop lying- even in their weak response to Obama.

First of all, Hawaii doesn't have private beaches, Obama and his kids used the public beaches- And visited their grandma, who lives in Hawaii.

Second, as an Associated Press article states today regarding the convicted Rezko, "THE CASE HAD NO CONNECTION TO OBAMA, and Obama has said it was a mistake to work with Rezko on buying the house."

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i5KYVj3b7Jr4YUPxf8ppl1QM8QtwD92MQUH80

Posted by: jd | August 21, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama is just jealous that we'd rather stare at Cindy's sweater meat for 4 years than that of his wife...

Libs smell funny. Take a shower. Now get off your Mac, put your Snapple down, and get in your Saturn to go look for a real J O B.

Posted by: AhhhYeah | August 21, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Picture it, Trinity Church 2006. Michelle Shiniqua Obama is speaking from the pulpit. Her prominent nostrils are flared, exagerated features furrowed, and a scowl across her face. She is ranting against "whitey" and how they keep "raising the bar". All the while punching the air with a fist-bump. This my friends is what we will see in October when they release her "whitey-gate" tapes on YouTube.

Posted by: Dianne72 | August 21, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

McCain, the son and grandson of Admirals, was 891 out of 899 -- as a legacy -- in his Naval Academy class......does that sound more than a bit like Bush the younger?

To all: In your heart of hearts, think: can the US take another four years of this?

Posted by: Chris | August 21, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I vote for Obama bcause he spend money to give my mortgage back to me. He spend dollars for many people mortgage. Now I send for my wife famly from Mexico and my famlie to. We share our house with familie and Obama stop ICE from raiding my house. We help make Obama President. Si, cue puedo.

Posted by: Hector | August 21, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Go Obama! It's so good to see you fighting back.

Posted by: Alon | August 21, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, let's see -- how many houses do I own again? Hmmmmm. Oh, that's right, NONE!

A vote for McCain is a vote for Rockefeller ==> NOT in our interest!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Shellie | August 21, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Where were you miserable worthless liberal HIV spreaders when John "gold digger" Kerry was running for the POTUS? Just another reminder of the hypocrisy from the loony-left.

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse


"Obama knows what it is to be without."

Then he won't be shocked in November.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Barry Hussein is slipping in the polls and his devotees are beginning to worry.

Posted by: Nadeem Zakaria | August 21, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Also, McCain's was a self-described ``frontrunner'' of the normalization process with Vietnam, which increase trade with the US to $11 billion a year. There are credible reports that McCain advocated normalization in a quid pro quo for the North Vietnamese covering up McCain's collaboration with them. In fact, the Vietnamese believe that McCain should "repay" them for having shown him ``mercy'' after his mission ended prematurely on Oct. 26, 1967, low in Hanoi's flak-filled skies. (Bloomberg News, 8/20/08).

Posted by: Ohio Voter | August 21, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey Barry. The better question for you is, How many homes did you get a sweetheart deal on your houses.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are having a VERY VERY VERY bad day....po' babies

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse


"Republican PIGS"

Pigs eat cockroaches.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Cindy will be releasing the latest craft brew from the Hensley House of Beers - Omerta.

Who knew that Cindy McCain cheated her step sisters out of their share of the family forunte. No wonder she was attracted to a criminal, corrupt pig like John McBush.

Posted by: Cindy's Private Mafia Brew | August 21, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

You know when a candidate is behind when grasping at straw items like who has the bigger house is more out of touch with America. Middle America grab your guns and cling to your religion b'coz the War is going to start and I won't be able to protect you. I just spent billions granting low-wage illegals amesty.

Posted by: Juan | August 21, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Not only is McCain economically insulated personally, he's also economically deprived conceptually. Growing up a privileged son of an admiral, he relies on the same people or same type of people George Bush does. These advisors believe favoring the wealthy with tax cuts and breaks and thinking the runoff will trickle down to the rest of us. It doesn't work that way. The middle class slice of the economic pie has shrunk dramatically over the past 8 years. Recession and economic misery have risen up and the McCains of this world are belatedly taking notice. McCain shows no economic foresight. He talks the talk but has never walked the walk.

Obama knows what it is to be without. He worked his way up. He personally understands and conceptually grasps what being middle class means.

Posted by: Ceee | August 21, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain it no longer matters who is your VP..this election is OVER.
Obama WINS

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of what you feel about liberals, their policies still positively effect middle America. Since neither candidates are really coming from Middle America, (or staying there), might as well go with the one that at the very least, pulls this economy from the crapper. McCain isn't going to do that. 12 years of Republican Presidency will do worse than GWB's 8 years of dis-service. Dems have a higher economic stability rate when under the helm.

Truthiness hurts.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget that Cindy McCain's charitable works include drug abuse like that fat pig blowhard Rush Limbaugh, and stealing money from charity to buy drugs.

Nice.

Posted by: Cindy McCain for Drug Czar | August 21, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

This is because Tony Rezko did shady real estate deals for McCain while McCain was a Chicago pol........doh.....

That was Obama's "house story"......

Posted by: George Dixon | August 21, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain wants to talk about Rezko? Wow. Does a guy who has inches of fecal matter caked on him from the Keating 5 scandal really want to talk about criminal associations, especially when there have been no charges filed against Obama in any way shape or form?

I hope Obama beats McSame over the head with Charles Keating. I'm sorry, I know Obama has kept to his pledge to run a positive campaign. But I am sick of these Republican Nazi stooges and their dirty tricks. It's time to start flinging poop back at these Republican PIGS.

Posted by: Charles Keating loves John McCain | August 21, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

to the republican fourth graders littering this blog; you're redneck is toast, just like the Iraqi chillen you barbecue from 40 grand for Ray Hunt oil contracts!!

Posted by: bob II | August 21, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Even if Obama has $4 million, that's still middle class, since McCain says you need an income of $5 million to be rich. McCain is so out of touch there's no reaching him.

Posted by: NegSpin | August 21, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Late Night comics must be dancing in the streets they have JOKES all the way til Nov 4th

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

How can someone who owns 7 homes relate to the average American who is renting???
McSame put his $500 shoes completely in his big mouth!!!

Posted by: Parker | August 21, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"Organized crime helps buy Obama's home"? do you really think that repeating a lie often enough will magically make it true? I guess it's worked for Bush for the past eight years.
You and your party are going to lose in November if you have to resort to bald faced lies to try and make a point.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | August 21, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

By McCain's standards, (5 million, as stated), Obama's paltry 4 million suggests he thinks Obama is Middle Class.

Truthiness hurts.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain not only gets tagged as out of touch with AN EMBARRASSMENT of RICHES, he also gets tagged as a dottering OLD man with faulty memory.....HA!

McCain also didn't remember he had a WIFE, when he started cheatin' on her with the pillionaire.

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Nancy:
"Let's see - what's worse? Seven homes or seven long-term relationships with Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Nadhmi Auchi, Father Flagler, Michelle Obama, Richard Daley, Chicago corrupt political machine in general? McCain in November!!"

YEA!!!! Dip in the can of worms, McCain.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

(Let me catch my breath)

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

How can someone who owns 7 homes relate to someone who is renting???

Posted by: Bobby | August 21, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Here we go. What total hypocrites the liberals are! Let see..the obscene wealth on the Democrat side...Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Edwards, Clinton, Feinstein, Boxer, Bayh,..........

And how is it that all of these "activists" in Chicago are living in million dollar homes and the schools in South Chicago still suck?

Obama may have been 8 yo when Ayres bombed govt buildings but he was 40 yo when Ayres said he did not bomb enough.

Posted by: RTGreenwood | August 21, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

How about McCain asks how many terrorists friends Obama has: 1,2 or greater than 10.
Tit for Tat libs.
"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be"!

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 21, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I'd just like to say again to the McCain supporters out there:

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse


"Well, here's a big rasberry for you!!!"

We might want to stand back a little, as the can of worms is now open.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

And don't get me started about McCain cheating on, then divorcing his crippled first wife. Aren't you Republicans the "family values" party? Really!!!???

Posted by: logcabin1836 | August 21, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

WHINERS = people who know how many houses they own

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama start EVERY speech until the election by asking the audience,

If you now how many houses you own, raise your hand?

EVEN britney knows how many houses she owns.

Best bumpersticker
"Cindy KNOWS"

Posted by: mark | August 21, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Organized crime helps buy Obama's house, while McCain doesn't know how many homes his wife has bought. Obama says rich McCain is out of touch, but Obama makes 4 million a year. Does Obama believe 4 million a year is middle class wages? This whole thing looks like it is Obama who is out of touch.

Posted by: cbk16 | August 21, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans started with the Obama crap of elitism. Tit for Tat guys! Turns out YOUR man McCain is the ultimate elitist. How many people don't know how many homes they own? Really!!?? McCain is so out of touch with the average person it's pathetic.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | August 21, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Let's see - what's worse? Seven homes or seven long-term relationships with Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Nadhmi Auchi, Father Flagler, Michelle Obama, Richard Daley, Chicago corrupt political machine in general? McCain in November!!

Posted by: Nancy | August 21, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are the perverts and criminals?

Were you guys sleeping during the Clinton years?

They are all politicians...they've pretty much ALL done something unscrupulous at some point...they've ALL flip-flopped on their positions. Pull your heads out of your collective butts, all of you.

No one running for President in recent years meets the description of the "common man." No, not even Barak Obama.

I am personally, and strictly, an economic conservative because I believe that allowing and encouraging business owners to create more jobs is the best option, that I am smart enough to know what to do with my own money, and that more government costs more money.

You people labeling Republicans as "Nazi Pigs" and thinking that any of these candidates are either pure or genuine, are completely delusional or just plain nuts.

Posted by: RightisRight | August 21, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Which house did the delusional redneck almost beat his first wife to death when he was playing around with another woman? Lots of Iraqis have no homes because Redneck chemically bombed them to steal their oil. Seven homes for the wife beater and child bombing oil thief.

Posted by: bob II | August 21, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse


Ron: "Not God bless America, God will damn America for mroal decay"

You are in denial. It was "God d--n America". No excuse for that, especially addressing an audience with children and from a pulpit.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE watching the right wingers here as their heads explode!!!

Ha ha!

Your side brought up elitism. I think the son and grandson of an admiral that never once had to take out a loan in his life; especially after he dumped the woman that stood by him while he was a POW and raised their kids, for a rich, 24 year old should mind that he not call self made Americans elitist. Obama has draw blood or you neocons wouldn't have your dander up! Well, here's a big rasberry for you!!!

Posted by: Vic | August 21, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

This is just the beginning.

Obama's going to rip McCain to shreds...with the TRUTH...not wimpy jokes about Brittney Spears.

By the time America learns the truth about McCain, George W Bush will look like Thomas Jefferson in comparison.

By November, the only people that will be voting for McCain are the drooling idiots that still think Bush Junior is the greatest President in US history.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Krishna....this issue is that you Republicans we after Obama FIRST as an elitist...turns out McCain is far more of privledged elitist.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | August 21, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"Obama Jumps on McCain House Comment"


Hey, I thought Senator Arugula a "new" politcian who wasn't going to go negative.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

How many of McCain's homes did Tony Rezko pay for?

Posted by: guest | August 21, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

LTC US Army said....
"Don't be fooled in Washington..the 11B trigger pullers know the real deal..and McCain is not the man..."
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That doesn't surprise me.

You probably agree with Chuck Hagel's war assessments as he compares it with his experience as a "grunt" on the Vietnam frontlines.
“Surely it has affected how I have seen this war and why I have spoken out as I have,” Mr. Hagel said in an interview last week. “I was part of, I think, the forgotten group of people in all wars — that is, the person at the bottom who is expected to fight and die and has very little to say in policy, even tactics.”

My late husband served as a Marine Capt. in Vietnam. He always said, he hoped the next "Mission" would be clearly defined. It astounds me that any veteran would support anyone who supports the Mission Creep that is the Iraq War. I'd ask McCain this one question about Iraq...How will we know when we, the United States of America, have "won" in Iraq?

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Thanks for your service. I'll do my part to help elect the guy who has your and our country's best interests at heart and will bring you home in a responsible way. OBAMA 2008

Posted by: Joyce | August 21, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse


Pam: "William Ayers is now a respectable educator."

That doesn't vindicate Obama. In fact Obama's background reeks with associating with shady characters and druggies.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

By the way, the Obama family's pastor also has his own book coming out in late September.

THAT ought to be a HOOT!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:41 PM

________________________________________
You should pick up some of his other books as well - very inspirational, I must say. Helped me through some difficult periods.

Posted by: Kim | August 21, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Watch Obama smack McCain in his new ad:

http://healinganation.wordpress.com/

Posted by: tankas | August 21, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again about twenty years of hate preaching. It was one sermon.... One time when Barack was Not in attendance that day. If ther were more sermons you wold have seen them.

If you would have taken the time and listen to the entire sermon you would have understood the analogy Rev. Wright was giving. All the previous super powers were damned by God. Palistinian, Egyptian, Roman, Outermon, Turks, were damned because of mroal decay, grred and human sufferage. Rev. Wright was stating after 9/11 that America has headed down the same moral decay as the other empires. That is the analogy he was using when he said,"Not God bless America, God will damn America for mroal decay."

People who know nothing about charasmatic preaching should go visit some Black churches before makeing comments about something you know nothing about. Preaching in Black churches are not like college lectures. Charasmatic preaching is emotional..... the audience ( Congregation ) is responsive.

Posted by: Ron | August 21, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Not to mention Obama's house "with 4 fireplaces and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar". Not exactly an average Joe's house, is it?

Posted by: Krishna | August 21, 2008 2:37 PM
__________________________________________
Owning seven homes and being fuzzy on how many you own is not exactly an AVERAGE JOE.
I'm an Average Joe. I want an above average person running this country.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE UPDATE, MCCAIN HAS 7 HOMES.

Posted by: JEEZ... | August 21, 2008 1:15 PM


And in case you haven't heard, Obama and his wife and his children for years sat in a church where the pastor frequently screams "Goddamn, America!! Goddamn, America!!! The U.S.A of KKK!!!"

By the way, the Obama family's pastor also has his own book coming out in late September.

THAT ought to be a HOOT!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

At the end of the day, I think both campaigns will be equally damaged by this stupidity. It's probably true that Obama made McCain look bad. However, McCain will make Obama look just as bad -- Obama can't pass himself off as an ordinary guy when even the WaPo described his house as a mansion, and stated that he benefited from a below market loan (see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/01/AR2008070103008.html). IMHO, it's a lose-lose all around.

Posted by: Jackie | August 21, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Tit for tat time. Now Obama use the Keating affair against McCain.

The Anonymous polemic posted at 224PM is false and phony. Whomever wrote it should take some time to read Obama' book, "Dreams of My Father."

Everyone else should, too. Then you will really understand who Obama is, a kind, humble man who wants a better life for us and for future generations. Seven houses and Ferragamo shoes are not included.

BTW During is childhood and youth, Obama wore inexpensive Indonesian made sandals. Read the book.

Posted by: Peter | August 21, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Mccain made 30 propaganda films, not the one he admitted to in his book for medical attention. That is collaboration.

+++++++++++
The truth about John "Songbird" McCain...
Graduating at the very bottom of his class at the Naval Academy, John McCain did not meet the qualifications to be a naval aviator, but his admiral father pulled some strings and he was admitted into the elite air corps. But it soon became apparent that McCain was not a very good aviator. He destroyed five planes in preventable accidents, including one when aboard the USS Forrestal which killed 134 sailors. Shortly thereafter, after just several combat missions, McCain was shot down over Hanoi because he flew too low in violation of orders.

According to U.S. News & World Report (May 14, 1973), John McCain didn't wait long before offering military information to the North Vietnamese in return for medical care initially, and later, whiskey and prostitutes. Quote: "He was never tortured...The Vietnamese Communists called him Songbird, that's his name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know."

See also, http://www.combat-diaries.co.uk/diary30/Mysterious%20McCain%202.htm

If John McCain is going to run as war hero, shouldn’t the American people know everything about his record?
Posted by: Virginia Veteran | August 21, 2008 2:31 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Following is the list of keynote speakers and topics at the upcoming Republican Convention:

That got me thinking about other Republican holier than thou folks who might be in the same boat. I asked a friend to do a bit of research on that subject, and here is the list that he put together;

Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania pled no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo of Floyd County, Kentucky was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.

Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins of Asbury Park, New Jersey pled guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.

Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker of Nashua, New Hampshire is a convicted child molester.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano of Waterbury, Connecticut is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8 and 10-year old girls.

Republican Mayor John Gosek of Oswego, New York was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz of Richland County, Ohio pled guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain of Monroe County, Pennsylvania was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth of Kannapolis, N.C., is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader of Witchita, Kansas pled guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency of Camden, New Jersey pled guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge of Soputhbay, California was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz of Des Moines, Iowa, who George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble of New London, Connecticut pled no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer of Arizona was charged with molesting his 9-year old step daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial.

Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. and Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence both of Washington, D.C. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens of Columbus, Ohio was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio of Burke, Virginia was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

Republican activist Mark A. Grethen of Colorado Springs. Colorado was convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

Republican activist Randal David Ankeney of El Paso County, Arizona pled guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane of Illinois had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition and South Carolina Republican leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline of Orange County, California was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman of Maryland was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

Republican Committee Chairman and attorney Jeffrey Patti of Sparta, New Jersey was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

Republican activist Marty Glickman of Florida (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD. It was Glickman, interestingly enough, that claimed Bill Clinton came from a low rent state and had torn down all of the standards for the highest office in the land.

Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks of Quartz Hill, California was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway who had relocated to Maine from Huntsville, Alabama after having been accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

Republican preacher Stephen White of West Chester, Pennsylvania, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews of Houston, Texas pled guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

Republican anti-gay activist Earl “Butch” Kimmerling of Anderson, Indiana was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram of Thurston County, Washington pled guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan of St. Louis, Missouri was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

Republican politician Andrew Buhr, also of St. Louis, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

Republican politician Keith Westmoreland of Kingsport, Tennessee was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt of Pensacola, Florida was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs of Hawaii County, Hawaii pled guilty to molesting a male child.

Republican activist John Butler of Cass County, Illinois was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Republican candidate Richard Gardner of Clark County, Nevada admitted to molesting his two daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter of Boothbay, Maine pled guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. of Wrightsville Borough, Delaware pled no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall of Virginia was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

Republican city councilman Mark Harris of West Bend, Wisconsin, who has been described as a “good military man” and “church goer,” was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

Republican director of the “Young Republican Federation” Nicholas Elizondo of Bakersfield, California molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp, Russell Harding, pled guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.

Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen, Sr. of Kalispell, Montana, was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency.

These are all matters of public record, not hearsay. They have been reported in both the local press where the incidents occurred and in various national media. The perverts in question have come from all over the country. Their major similarity is that they are Republican Conservative Christian activists who have made their mark by preaching family values while performing unspeakable acts of perversion, many with minors.

So much for family values from the religious right. Now, I am not saying that there aren’t a few pervs who call themselves Democrats, but, somehow, these holier than thou arsh luchs (you can look it up, it’s Yiddish for a**holes) are true and certain hypocrites along with being perverts.

When a political party presents itself as the party of the righteous, whether it is The Republican Party or the Shiite Party in Iraq, or for that matter some members of the various Chasidic sects, you can be absolutely certain that there is something being hidden under all of that religious pomp. Consider the child molestation scandals that have rocked The Roman Catholic Church over the past few years, and you will realize that this problem covers a broad range of people.

However, when you consider the number of Republican members of the religious right/anti choice crowd that have been arrested and sentenced for these perverse acts with children, you come to realize that in their place, at least, religion and conservative politics are truly the hiding places of perverts and scoundrels, perhaps in larger numbers than anywhere else in our country.

Or as Gomer Pyle might have put it, “Surprise, Surprise!”

Posted by: AlexP1 | August 21, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Given that Obama made more than McCain I hardly think that Obama has faired poorly in the economy no matter how strong or weak it is. And to beat up someone for being successful isn't impressive to anyone. But then again maybe McCain has earned his money and owned his home through honesty and hard work which are lost on Obama who covered up his land deal and let his bud take the fall for it (or at least the outcome of the hearings will determine if ANYONE takes the fall).

Posted by: Fightertom34 | August 21, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse


BenLaguer: "Barry H goes negative, how sad."

Depends on who's side you're on. He opened up a can of worms re Rezko, and maybe even
Ayers>


Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

McCains is Clueless old fart and elitist
does he shop at Wal-mart? nooooooooooooooo
McCain is more of a war monger than Bush
He is a born and raised hot-head, trigger-happy, beligerant, arrogant.
The change we need is foe America to stop being strong and mean. John McCain would not bring that change and he is proud of it,Cindy McCain forged her father's will (she and McCain) over and over again until the actual signatures aren't legible. Cindy's half sister can't afford an attorney so she can't even fight the wicked step sister, Cindy...So all those billions and many mansions owned by the McGrunts are stolen from other siblings and tied up from the mafia which is how Cindy and John McGooball made their money! So Obama's camp should throw some ice on the old grunt with the sources to back up the McFool's crime ties. I know McCain's folks or the Red faced Bubba...I actually HATE the Clintons don't want to go there on the crimminal stories...(it's ashame what seems to be happening to a couple of her supporters, though...hmmmm....I guess God don't like ugly).McCrane got his foot in his mount, first he did not know the price of milk, well we can cut him some slack that he does not go shopping (i dont go shopping too, my wife does). But not remembering how many homes he owns? there seems to be a pattern in here,,,, what else, does he remember how many children he has from both wives (or is it one wife by his memory...) McCrane needs to get down from his high crane...
McCain is a dumb coward! Time to go to the potty...Mr. McGoo....he can't even read his cards...The campaign should have given him the cards with a pt 50 font! LMAO!!!

He is such a puppet on a string for the rethugs...the same way he was a puppet on the string during the Nam war...he was a snitch...snitches wears stiches....shameful warmonger...Send Clepto maniac Cindy to Russia to figh

Posted by: American voters | August 21, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse


I'M WAITING FOR THIS AD....

Since we're into negative ads, let's consider Obama's relationship with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, at whose home Obama’s political career was launched. Mr. Ayers was a leader of the Weather Underground, a terrorist group responsible for bombings against targets including many in America. In recent years, Mr. Ayers has stated, "I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough."

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:19 PM
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William Ayers is now a respectable educator. Will you idiots also condemn the young people who happen to take his class at the University of Chicago? After all he is in contact with them more frequently than he was Obama. What about his univerity colleagues?, Will they be condemned? The folks who decided to hire him, the students who register for his class, his colleagues - all don't seem to have a problem associating with him. If they like it - I love it.

Posted by: PAM | August 21, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

This isn't like those celebrity ads. The Democrats didn't have to make up anything ridiculous about McCain to make him look bad. He did it to himself.

Posted by: Patrick | August 21, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous states that McCain 'knows' as many religious right people as Obama does, religious left ones. Without naming any names. 'Knowing' a pastor is not the same as associating with the pastor for twenty years as a friend, mentor, spiritual advisor, campaign advisor, ...

As to being in touch with the average Joe, have you heard Michelle Obama's comments about how she couldn't afford piano lessons for her children, etc... Not to mention Obama's house "with 4 fireplaces and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar". Not exactly an average Joe's house, is it?

Posted by: Krishna | August 21, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey Beck -

McCain has accumulated SQUAT!! He earned his money the old fashioned way - by marrying a c*nt!! (Yes, that's what he had the nerve to call Cindy).

You right wing fascists made fun of John Kerry because of Theresa. But, as is typical of all hypocrite REPUKES, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.

What a pathetic state of affairs for the GOP. The party of ideas has become the party of sleaze, lies, distortions, and fear. You people are single handedly responsible for the moral and economic decline of this country.

Now go back to jerking off to pictures of Ronald Reagan and George Bush you Nazi pigs.

Posted by: Becktard | August 21, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I know it's hard for average Americans to keep track of the endless stream of Republican perverts, criminals, and scandals.

So as a public service, republicanoffenders (website) provides a long, long, long list of Republican criminals from the past ten years...nicely organized by category (pedophiles, drugs/prostitution, corruption/bribery, rape, lewd conduct, assorted felonies, fraud/embezzlement etc etc etc).

Looks like only about 400 or so Republicans listed...so it's obviously a work in progress.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

McCain having to depend on his staff to tell him how many homes he owns shows how out of touch he truly is. Then we have the elitist label that McCain has been trying to stick to Obama so this makes McCain look like a hypocrite.

The little bite about "arugula" shows a real small mindedness especially when we know how much Cindy McCain likes her PRADA suits and dresses ($2K-3$K a pop).

Obama needs to keep pounding this all the way through election day. They need to keep playing this clip in every other commercial.

Posted by: Chris, Atlanta, GA | August 21, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

The MRC is a conservative org. that whines about so called liberal bias...things like the news reporting a republican saying stupid things.

Posted by: Recovering Republican | August 21, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

You sniffling socials who hate wealth and prosperity make me sick.

Who cares if the housese are 7 or 70 or his or his wife's. Who cares if they got them from Beer Distribution or Ketchup like Mrs. Heinz Kerry.

How many houses do the Hollywood crowd have? (Are they not voting for Obama?) Did they earn it? Do they pay taxes on it? Do they employ cooks and maids and gardeners? Do they keep the economy going?

It should scare us that Obama mocks McCain's wealth and uses it to show something "bad" about him.

Money isn't bad. Cindy's wealth allows her to work for Operation Smile and help children in 3rd world countries born with facial deformities.

Posted by: RightPOV | August 21, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Well, this article doesn't help me decide who to vote for. I'll try not to read anything else Kornblut writes since it's meaningless blather. The article does make apparent that Obama thinks he can become the President by repeatedly telling us how bad things are; kind of Jimmy Carter II. This doesn't seem like a winning strategy to me. And so much for Obama's pledge that he is going to change the way candidates campaign.

Posted by: Virginian | August 21, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

You sure do throw alot of lies out there hoping it will stick. I guess you think a majority of the people are as dumb as you and take it at face value instead of researching it. Yep oil is up because your messiah Dubya has not control over international affairs. Since he has quit sabre rattling with Iran oil dropped big time. No help to him, and now it goes back up because he and McCain have no clue when it comes to foreign policy. Hope you enjoy gassing up that hummer...

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

The most interesting thing about McCain is that George Bush is cleverer than him. George Bush went to Harvard and Yale. John McCain graduated in the very bottom of his class at Annapolis in 1958. How did he manage to leap-frog all the 893 people to go to Navy Flying School at Penscola? Is it because his father was an Admiral and his grandfather was an admiral. Even Paris Hilton wouldn't have got such a privilege. What is it that the McCain supporters don't get. The gentleman has never got it. He crashed 4 aircrafts before he went to Vietman. Who else ever gets such a privilege? John McCain says he is not going to tax you? Right? But John McCain will crash the economy more times than anyone can ever tax you. The crashed economy would itself tax you. Yet you won't get health care out of it if you fall ill. When the dollar is low everything gets expensive. John McCain will drill his way while crashing the economy further. Because he has never got it. He did not get in 1958. He still doesn't. Drill here, drill now, drill there will add 3 percent to the world oil supply after ten years at best. But India and China alone have a combined middle class of about 600 million which grows by approximately 1 percent per anum. India and China would increase the world demand for oil by at least 7 percent in 10 years. So where is the oil from the the Drill here - drill now - drill going to go in a free market. Please permit me to call this McCain's fallacy.

Posted by: Frank Adams | August 21, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a complete sell-out and a liar who'll do anything to get elected. I might have voted for him eight years ago, but now he's just another George W Bush. Only a lot older. And judging from his college record and "Brittney Spears" campaign style...a whole lot dumber. America can't afford any more of that garbage.

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Barry H goes negative, how sad.

Posted by: BenLaguer | August 21, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Article Found on the Real John McCaint...
Most working families today do not have homes that have anywhere near 10 rooms. John McCain has 10 houses. Many working people in America have to work two and three jobs to provide for their families and pay their car loans. John McCain hops on a private jet. Is it any wonder why McCain champions a George Bush agenda of cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy, helping oil companies turn record profits, and leaving working families to fend for themselves? McCain's velvet world leaves him utterly unprepared to make the tough choices we need to restore the middle class and ensure that everyone in America has quality, affordable health insurance.
-Andy Stern, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

John McCain is soaring to new heights of hypocrisy on his wife's personal jet. He flies around the country bent on duping the public into believing he's "one of them," a regular guy who can empathize with Americans facing an overwhelming economic crush. What's more, he disparages those who oppose his ridiculous policy proposals as "elitist." But who's the real elitist?
The REAL McCain is a multimillionaire who owns ten luxurious homes. The REAL McCain backs President Bush's tax cuts for big corporations. The REAL McCain empathizes only with the interests of our nation's wealthy minority, not its money-strapped majority. But far too many are buying into McCain's deceit because the corporate press won't present the whole picture, so we created this video to educate the public about the REAL McCain.

Together, you have been a force in making sure The REAL McCain videos have been seen by nearly 6.5 million people. But as Frank Rich noted in his NY Times column yesterday, 40% of Americans hear too little about McCain from the mainstream media, meaning "the public doesn't know who on earth John McCain is." That's why it's crucial you ensure this video is seen by as many as possible, and that we use each and every tool at our disposal to get the word out. Send this on to five friends and family members, and tell them to send it to five people they know. Get it to your local news outlets and blogs and networking sites like Digg. Raise hell about McCain's economic duplicity!

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney summed it up best when he said McCain "simply doesn't understand the challenges America's working families are facing because he isn't remotely affected by them." It's up to us to tell people who McCain really is, a jet-setting elitist more concerned with corporate lobbyists than hard-working Americans.

http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/49248-mccain-s-mansions-the-houses-that-greed-built

Posted by: AlexP1 | August 21, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Does Obama own any houses that weren't purchased in collusion with a convicted felon?

The Obama-lama-ding-dong Kool-aid drinkers can now begin their whining.

Posted by: Rufus | August 21, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Democrats are like children who forget how the world works, and cant handle the truth. As we live in a world with walls, and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns..."

Does anyone really trust Obama on that wall, or is he so good looking that the world as we know it will CHANGE?

Posted by: david.kuhns | August 21, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Following is the list of keynote speakers and topics at the upcoming Democratic Convention:

Marion Barry --- Drug Abuse

Rep. Denny Kucinich --- How to garner 1 % of the vote in every primary entered

Sen. Chrissy Dodd --- Obtaining Countrywide loans

Sen. Chucky Schumer --- How to initiate a run on a bank

Jesse Jackson ---- Marital fidelity and Castration

John Edwards ---- Ambulance Chasing and Spousal support in time of need

Sen. Theodore Kennedy --- Driver education and How to stop a pending autopsy

James McGreevey ---- Gay rights

Mayor Ray Nagin --- Emergency evacuation preparations

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – Email etiquette in the workplace

Al Sharpton ---- Race relations

Sen. Evan Bayh --- How to ignore the Liberal wing of the Democratic Party and support the war in Iraq

Al Gore --- Snow Removal

Louis Farrakhan --- Muslims in America and Muslim in the White House

Posted by: Charles | August 21, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"Let's see, Obama went to the best schools with an Ivy league education. His father is from Kenya and mom from Kansas, so he practically lived in the ghetto as well."
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You're damn right he did! While Obama was a Community Organizer, he lived in a 1 bedroom apartment in the ghetto. Obama also EARNED his degree, and fought his way to the finacial freedom he has today. As for McLame? ((sigh)) That's another story.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

The truth about John "Songbird" McCain...
Graduating at the very bottom of his class at the Naval Academy, John McCain did not meet the qualifications to be a naval aviator, but his admiral father pulled some strings and he was admitted into the elite air corps. But it soon became apparent that McCain was not a very good aviator. He destroyed five planes in preventable accidents, including one when aboard the USS Forrestal which killed 134 sailors. Shortly thereafter, after just several combat missions, McCain was shot down over Hanoi because he flew too low in violation of orders.

According to U.S. News & World Report (May 14, 1973), John McCain didn't wait long before offering military information to the North Vietnamese in return for medical care initially, and later, whiskey and prostitutes. Quote: "He was never tortured...The Vietnamese Communists called him Songbird, that's his name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know."

See also, http://www.combat-diaries.co.uk/diary30/Mysterious%20McCain%202.htm

If John McCain is going to run as war hero, shouldn’t the American people know everything about his record?

Posted by: Virginia Veteran | August 21, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Obama knows how many homes he has...........WAIT, he only has ONE!

Someone also tell McCain's spokesman that Hawai does not have private beaches. Its state law. Obama went to public beaches and visited relatives, since, HELLO, he grew up there. If this is the best defense the McCain campaign can come up with, they are truly misinformed and incompetent!

2nd, for those NUTS resurrecting Rezcko. Rezcko went to court, the feds offered him deal after deal to prove that Obama had done anything wrong and he still couldn't show SQUAT. If that's the best you can come up with, you also got SQUAT!

Posted by: Chris, Atlanta, GA | August 21, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

This is the silliest issue I have ever heard. Obama has sunk to a new low because he doesn't have anything to sell himself with. Does it really matter how much wealth a 72 year old man has accumulated? It's not like McCain has sat around and done nothing the whole time he was in the navy or the senate. He has rightfully earned his place in public service. Unlike Obama who has done nothing but decided he should be president because he gave a good speech. How much money and how many homes do you think Obama will have when he's 72? I think it will probably be more than 7 the way he and Michelle love their money. Afterall, they gave what....less than 4% to charity. This is non issue and the fact that McCain said it today and the ads are already are making him look desperate to get the polls back up. People are losing faith in Obama.

Posted by: beck | August 21, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Karen

Lets face it, the only people that are going to be influenced by Rezko are people like you who were not going to vote for obama anyway and will use that as an excuse. On the other hand how many people you think are influenced by McCain not knowing or not willing to admit that he has 7 houses while trying to paint himself as a regular guy in contrast to super elitist celeb obama in his ads. McCain already opened the can of worms you are talking about. He is the one that may regret it. If Rezko is enough to bring down Obama than he wasn't going to win anyway.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

You would be surprised, there are actually some people who understand this stuff. I know you don't but that can't be helped.

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Price of oil up $5 a barrel today.

Jitters over Russia.

Stuff that's above Senator Showboat's pay grade.

Better roll out Oprah's fat butt to save the day again.

Posted by: angrycrat | August 21, 2008 2:21 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama's quote on pg. 100-100 from Obama's "Dreams from My Father," sounds like he is in touch normal Americans. I think not!!

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed NEOCOLONIALISM, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated. But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

If Obama ever wanted money he could have raked it in after graduating as Harvard's top law student and running their law review. He'd have untold millions now after going corporate. Now, he's made a good chunk of change selling the books he wrote himself, but nothing compared to what years of a high-powered law practice could have brought in. Instead, Obama left Harvard and began trying to involve the poor and minority populations of Chicago in democracy.

Posted by: positive force | August 21, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Insinuation is easy. If there's something to the Resko story, prove it. You've had many many months and a court record. If there's nothing there, than shut up.

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies....
Clinton already went down that road. Dead end.

Posted by: Thou shalt not bear false witness. | August 21, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Those serving overseas and in the states are surprised McCain just does not know how many houses he owns.

How can a buffon like that call himself a wonderment of the common man. I think not!

McCain has borrowed all of the Bush people to "buy" another election. If the American people elect this guy, then we are all in very big trouble.

A paper chip vote the other day (no names) came up with 83 for Obama and 17 for McCain.

Don't be fooled in Washington..the 11B trigger pullers know the real deal..and McCain is not the man...

Posted by: LTC US Army | August 21, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

George W McCain and his advisers call hard-working Americans "whiners" and "mental" cases?

Here's how the McCain family lives:

"Their credit card bills peaked between January 2007 and May 2008, during which time Cindy McCain charged as much as $500,000 in a single month on one American Express card and $250,000 on another, while one of their two dependent children had an AmEx card with a monthly balance as large as $50,000."

"In the June issue of Vogue magazine, Cindy McCain said she favors suits made by the German designer Escada, which typically retail for around $3,000-a-pop."

"Property records show that trusts and corporations controlled by her (Cindy McCain) and her children spent nearly $11 million between the summer of 2004 and this February on three condominiums in Phoenix and a pair outside San Diego."

SO STOP YOUR WHINING AND SHUT UP, PEOPLE OF AMERICA!!!

Posted by: wilder5121 | August 21, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse


To easy to disprove and has already been discredited. They would look like fools like Hillary did. Only weak blogers ever bring up those old lies. If you want to discredit Obama why don't you actually come up with something? Just repeating that old stuff is silly. No one cares.

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I'M WAITING FOR THIS AD....

Since we're into negative ads, let's consider Obama's relationship with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, at whose home Obama’s political career was launched. Mr. Ayers was a leader of the Weather Underground, a terrorist group responsible for bombings against targets including many in America. In recent years, Mr. Ayers has stated, "I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough."

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:19 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Yes, there are people in the world who are so rich they wouldn't miss five million if it fell out of their wallet.

Good for McCain if he is one of them. It shouldn't tarnish the sacrifices and service he, and his family, have given the United States over the last century.

Not a single dime of his families money bought his way out of the Vietnam torture camps he spent five years in while in service.

It blows me away how quickly democrats sweep this under the rug like its no big deal.

Posted by: david.kuhns | August 21, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Get can of worms. Open.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12694.html

By the way, Keating is old news, McCain was exonerated, and has since then worked on campaign finance reform. Has Obama worked on creative real estate financing reform?

Posted by: rnva | August 21, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone heard, if Sen. Chrissy Dodd (D) was able to refinance his Countrywide loan ?

Posted by: mike | August 21, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I loved the line, he couldn't remember how many houses he had because he can't count that high.

And these are the people who run around calling educated people elitist.

Posted by: Sara B. | August 21, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

rnva

While your out there can you do me a favor and fetch the link about Keating and his association with the lending industry and McCain? Pleeeze..

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama went house shopping with Resko so they could live side by side. Obama was too busy earmarking money to his wife's employer so her salary could DOUBLE in one year.

Obama opened this can of worms.

Posted by: Karen | August 21, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama has not walked in an African American shoes during his life. He was raised by a white family and had many more advantages than a majority of blacks in America. He never lived in the ghettos and he was sent to the best schools. And it is these facts that Obama probably feels superior to all people. Here is one example during the start of the primary when Hillary was polling better then Obama for the black vote. Michelle said “black America will wake up and get it" and Obama has been taking them for granted since. But what's new, blacks have been taken for granted by democrats for years.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

What is this effort to paint a vacation in Hawaii as some sign of privilege? You guys are DESPERATE.

Actually, please keep up that line. Make an ad saying that the GOP doesn't want the vote of anyone who has every vacationed in Hawaii.

You know its pretty spendy to go to Disney World too. Make an ad saying that you won't accept the vote of anyone who has ever spent a few days at Disney World.

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

look, people, if you can't remember how many properties YOU own, vote for mccain. his economic policies will be FANTASTIC for you, just like bush's have been the last seven-odd years. if, however, your cost of living has increased so dramatically that you've STOPPED BUYING BEER the way i have sadly had to do, vote for the black man. i am sick of rich people growing fat off war. this $h!t sucks.

Posted by: bennyboo | August 21, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Get your FACTS STRAIGHT, STUPID.
-Wexler
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You were the one stating that Hillary's Healthcare plan had the single payer option...which it didn't; only Obama's Plan had it. Then you turn around and insinuated that Obama took the single payer option from of Hillary's plan? LMAO! What an idiot. Who needs to get their facts straight?

Hillary's plan was a MANDATE. Meaning you had to pay for it (even if you couldn't). If you opt not to get Healthcare through Hillary's plan, you will get penalized.

Go educate yourself!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse


Price of oil up $5 a barrel today.

Jitters over Russia.

Stuff that's above Senator Showboat's pay grade.

Better roll out Oprah's fat butt to save the day again.

Posted by: angrycrat | August 21, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain (the real elitist) campaign answer is that because Barack like arugula, an herb that is good to fight fever and hyper tension, he must be an elitist. I guess I must be an elitist too. And Barack ( a man who just finished paying his student loans)received $4 million because he wrote two books ( his own words not shadow writers , unlike McCain with questionable source of that wealth estimated at over $100 million with his own private jet. I'm surprised the McCain campaign would assume Barack is rich, didn't McCain said one needs $5 million to be rich. According to that premise, Barach is $1 million short. Talking about his single modest house in Chicago, this coming from a corrupt guy from the Keating Five, Enron deregulation, Saving and Loans debacle and the subprime mess with the help his economic advisor and close buddy Phil Graham, you republicans have some nerves

Posted by: Gerald | August 21, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

So what is their response? "John doesn't speak for the campaign" like they said last week? How about "John as you know is a little craze so pay no attention to what he said." Maybe, "We will be telling him how many homes he owns and he will get back to you" It must be really hard being for Mccain, I almost feel sorry for you poor people.


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Obama just got back from a week frolicing in the Hawaii surf. He has suspicious real estate deals with felons. He wants to take the campaign in this direction? Is he out of his frickin' mind?

McCain's people must be salivating as they work feverishly in the cutting room preparing the response to this ad.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | August 21, 2008 2:12 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Shellie

What you ignore is we all know about Rezko. It was used during the primary. Its old. Now the real vulnerable one is McCain because Obama is just getting started exposing the public to who he really is and who he is associated with. People are just starting to learn about Keating. People do not know who is backing McCain and who his associates are. Imagine if Obama actually goes negative on McCain starting in September. Who do you think has the most dirty laundry? Who has the longer voting record to be scrutinized? Who has know the lobbyist longer? Who has the corporate ties? Who wants to continue the occupation in Iraq and who is in agreement with Iraqi leaders? Who has the 7 houses that he cant remember? You think old news like Rezko and Rev Wright will fool voters into thinking that McCain is the squeaky clean regular guy looking out for the regular american and their interest. Tell that to the guy who home is in foreclosure when he finds out more about Keating 5 which has not been put into play fully. I think McCain is making the same mistake hillary made, thinking they can trash obama to win instead of concentrating on their own image and voter perception of them. Obama has been playing nice up to this point. He has far more mud to sling than they do.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"I see alot of comments about Obama buying his house with help from a crook, can you prove it? Can you show me one link from a legitimate website that backs up your claims?"
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Ok here,
http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/757340,CST-NWS-watchdog24.article

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-rezkomar15,0,848648.story

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=4111483

I could go on. Where have you been? Even Obama acknowledged it, but called it a "boneheaded mistake". Rezko was not an indicted criminal at the time, but has since been indicted.


Posted by: rnva | August 21, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Watch...me thinks the can o' worms can not bet unopened. Hillary was limited by the party...watch (the facts are the facts )and weep

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You mean you think there is something there Hillary didn't look for. He is totally clean. No one cares about that stuff. You think you know something they don't know? Contact the Enquirer and make yourself some money.

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BHO has made a huge mistake...the McCain camp will now use Rezko

Posted by: Shellie | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:15 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse


I'M WAITING FOR THIS AD....

Since we're into negative ads, let's consider Obama's relationship with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, at whose home Obama’s political career was launched. Mr. Ayers was a leader of the Weather Underground, a terrorist group responsible for bombings against targets including many in America. In recent years, Mr. Ayers has stated, "I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough."

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 21, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous wrote, Come on folks, the McCain's can relate to me and you, the common folks. Hell, they practically live in the ghetto!!!
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Let's see, Obama went to the best schools with an Ivy league education. His father is from Kenya and mom from Kansas, so he practically lived in the ghetto as well.

Posted by: realitycheck | August 21, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Maybe mcworse should show how good he is at being an average american by giving some of those multi million dollar homes to a few of those about to lose the one home they have, but naw mcworse could care less he only cares about those rich folks like himself the ones he wants to keep giving big tax breaks to.

Posted by: sharon | August 21, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Regarding polls...

Obama can't put this away because he's driving progressives away from his campaign in flocks. On guns, religion in government, Iraq, Afghanistan, health care, energy policy, public campaign financing, he sounds more like Bush than a Democrat.

He's blown it.

He used the progressive movement to win the nomination then chucked us overboard as soon as he could.

Now he's going to lose all those purple states that he could have gotten if people were not going to vote for someone they can trust. Like Nader, for example.

-Wexler

Posted by: William W. Wexler | August 21, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

so McCain's response is that Obama bought his one nice, but hardly extravagant home with a felon's help (not really true, he didn't get any money or any break on price from Rezko, just a convenient two step lot purchase), had a week on a private beach in Hawaii (not true, the beach is public, it seems) (gee only ridiculously rich folks can do a week in Hawaii), and he knows the price of arugula. That really makes him just like McCain, who wouldn't stoop to Hawaii, would never have one of his houses in Chicago at all, and probably doesn't even know what the chef put on the table for dinner. If I were Obama I would tell McCain's spokesman, yes, I do want to have a conversation about who's in touch with average Americans, I am soooooo much closer than you it's obscene. Just more hypocrisy from McCain. I'm filthy rich, but you are out of touch because you buy arugula. Life begins at conception is for other folks, but an abortion would be my daughter's choice alone (news flash, that's pro choice).

and yesterday he said he would reinstitute the draft to get the troops to hunt Osama. Our military is the best because it's voluntary. McCain is ridiculous and Americans are falling for his self righteousness.

Posted by: JoeT | August 21, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

This is a significant difference between the two candidates that McCane should further emphasize. To Obama, having seven houses is sinful...too much personal success takes away from the needy. Obama is simply a socialist. From the perspective of a McCane supporter, having seven houses is a great reward from hard work! If you work hard you get ahead. How about all the property taxes McCane contributes to local governments. Pathetic how Obama plays off his supporters suggesting if you are rich, you should be ashamed and you are some how out of touch. Then again, this is the Democrat party business as usual! If you have an ounce of conservative blood in you, you cannot possibly vote for Obama! Are Democrats concerned with how many homes Nancy Pelosi has?????????

Posted by: Independent | August 21, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

You mean you think there is something there Hillary didn't look for. He is totally clean. No one cares about that stuff. You think you know something they don't know? Contact the Enquirer and make yourself some money.

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BHO has made a huge mistake...the McCain camp will now use Rezko

Posted by: Shellie | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a non American man that was born out of legitimate marriage. Therefore he is a Bas.... Mccain got lucky in finding this beautiful woman who is very very rich. It sounds like Obama is jealous that Mccain did it the right way and Obama has to be given everything or steal it to get it.

Posted by: Joe Bloise | August 21, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I must say I find the idea that John McCain claims welfare payments from social security just bizarre. The salary he claims from the Senate and the welfare payments he gets from the military due to his disability should be enough for him to live on without claiming additional money he doesn't need.

He's buying Italian loafers with money that could better be spent helping infirm old people who find themselves without a government pension or the many former POWs who are unable to work.

Not to mention that he married a multi-millionaire and he wants to give himself and his wife a tax cut that will rival the total income for most hard working American families.

Posted by: fletc3her | August 21, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain leads Obama by five points in latest Reuters/Zogby poll.

A Media Research Center study of the Big Three TV networks’ coverage of Barack Obama shows that their favorable spin on the Democrat gave him his margin of victory in the primaries, according to MRC president Brent Bozell.

Barack Obama had a crucial advantage over his rivals this year: the support of the national media, especially the three broadcast networks,” an MRC report on the study states.

“At every step of his national political career, network reporters showered the Illinois Senator with glowing media coverage, building him up as a political celebrity and exhibiting little interest in investigating his past associations or exploring the controversies that could have threatened his campaign.”

The Alexandria, Va.-based MRC logged every story, sound bite, and mention of Obama on ABC, CBS and NBC evening news telecasts from his first appearance on a network broadcast in May 2000 through the end of the Democratic primaries this past June — a total of 1,365 stories.

Among the key findings:

The three broadcast networks ran 462 positive stories about Obama — 34 percent of the total — compared with only 70 stories (5 percent) that were critical.

NBC Nightly News was the most lopsided, with 179 pro-Obama reports, more than 10 times the number of anti-Obama stories, 17. The CBS Evening News ran 156 stories in favor of Obama, compared to just 21 anti-Obama reports. ABC’s World News was the least slanted, but still tilted roughly four-to-one in Obama’s favor — 127 positive stories to 32 negative reports.

Barack Obama received his best press “when it mattered most, as he debuted on the national scene,” the MRC report observed. All three networks lavished him with praise when he was the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and did not produce a single negative story about Obama prior to the start of his presidential campaign in early 2007.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama just got back from a week frolicing in the Hawaii surf. He has suspicious real estate deals with felons. He wants to take the campaign in this direction? Is he out of his frickin' mind?

McCain's people must be salivating as they work feverishly in the cutting room preparing the response to this ad.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | August 21, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad this topic isn't above Obama's pay grade.

Posted by: DCortez | August 21, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Mc I am a dick Cain.

Posted by: 1-20-09 | August 21, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Haiku response from average American:

as for my count of
forclosure letters -- i'll have
my staff get to you

http://latebreakingmuse.blogspot.com/

Posted by: DaveB | August 21, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

DEM now IND....
Obama bought his OWN house with his OWN money he earned from his OWN book sales he wrote entirely on his OWN. He has never done favors from Rezco or anyone else.

On the other hand....
Arizona old-timers know perfectly well how opportunist John McCain followed the money to further his OWN interests. His lust for money and power led him to marry his mistress, Cindy and get bankrolled by her father, Jim Hensley, whose connections with the mob are notorious. For some interesting reading: Google Duke Tully, Charles Keating, Jim Hensley, Kemper Marley, Don Bolles. This is real life "Sopranos" stuff.

Posted by: Jane | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Krishna

Nice try but you are reaching. Have you stop to notice that McCain knows just as many people on the religious right who are more radical than Obama's pastor? Secondly Obama was right to go on the offensive seeing that over the last two months we have been watching ads that paint him as a paris hilton like celeb out of touch with average americans and McCain as a regular guy who understands the average joe. Now you are trying to rationalize why the super rich don't always know all of their assets. But you forget, he advertised himself as the regular guy and Obama as the celeb remember? I guess you forgot about that huh? Obama has his controversial religious figure and so does McCain. Obama has his Rezko, McCain has Keeting who by the way has done a lot worse. But I suppose if we just listened to you and did not research your post would be more convincing.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

BHO has made a huge mistake...the McCain camp will now use Rezko

Posted by: Shellie | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

@rplat

You miss the point. It's not about one's personal financial success in a capitalist system. McCain married rich -- that's his right. The importance of McCain's remark is that it demonstrates his utter hypocrisy in attempting to portray himself as a "man of the people" who can relate to Joe Six-pack and his economic woes. The fact that he has no idea how many dwellings he owns speaks to a mindset that is far, far detached from such everyday concerns that most American have to deal with, such as paying mortgages, utlity bills, contractor bills and real estate taxes.

Posted by: Guy B. Jones | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Here we go. What total hypocrites the liberals are! Let see..the obscene wealth on the Democrat side...Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Edwards, Clinton, Feinstein, Boxer, Bayh,..........

Posted by: RTGreenwood | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Ann wrote:

Btw, if John McCain and his wife are worth over $100 million why is he still receiving Social Security. Why doesn't he want younger people to have the same rights to Social Security as he does? Why does John McCain receive a government pension? Isn’t he against government pensions. Why did John McCain vote no for increasing benefits to our veterans when he is receiving 100% disability benefit check each month from the veterans administration. All this while making over $165200 every year.

Why does a man worth over $100 million need any financial assitance from the government?
_______________________
Amen, typical replicans, its only a problem when the financial assistance is going to appalachia and minority communities to help a poor mother feed her kids. Great family value--I don't give a damn if you starve as long as I get my money.

Posted by: Angel1966 | August 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Here's a photo of the Mexican-tiled patio off the master bedroom, a private space complete with a pergola, a spa and a built-in fireplace at one of the McCain's houses they own in Arizona. Come on folks, the McCain's can relate to me and you, the common folks. Hell, they practically live in the ghetto!!!

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/features/archive/mccain_slideshow_072005?slide=8#globalNav

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

The problem with the 4 million dollars is, it was like a lottery winning due to the book. Obama didn't make 4 million total all of his previous working life added up. What a dumb statement for a spokesman to be saying.

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"Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii ..." McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in a statement.

HAWAII DOES NOT HAVE PRIVATE BEACHES. THEY ALL ARE PUBLIC, THAT'S OUR STATE LAW.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:56 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Would someone PLEASE get this out in the news??? Money Laundering OR do we have to wait for the National Enqurier???

http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/08/20/money-laundering-scandal/

Posted by: BPOWER | August 21, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Does Obama really want to go down this road of houses and how he was given his home for political favors along with a piece of land next to it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Grifin,

I will be the first in line for Barak, your candidate has proved for over 20 years he is not fit to run the rest stop restrooms much less the White House. You like 3.50 gas? You like the housing market crashing? You like a worthless war in Iraq? You like the fact that Osama bin Laden does not fear any GOP candidate because he knows they have no backbone to come find him? Then you vote for McCain, just dont gripe when the economy is still in the toilet, considering he said he know nothing about the economy...

Posted by: American First | August 21, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Note to McCain supporters:

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Posted by: BB | August 21, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

A cretin posted:


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"Obama's Plan was the one offering single payer...not Hillary's plan. What the heII are you talking about?"

Sit down, shut the F*CK up, and go back to school, you moron.

Get your FACTS STRAIGHT, STUPID.

-Wexler

Posted by: William W. Wexler | August 21, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

The felon comment is very legit. Go back an research it. It was in a WaPo article about 6-8 months ago.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Hola America! Can you do something to help George Obama?

-
Telegraph UK
Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya
Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed.


By Nick Pisa in Rome
Last Updated: 11:52AM BST 21 Aug 2008

The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

"No-one knows who I am," he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month."

Posted by: Starving Dem | August 21, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The answer 5 million was in regard to annual income. Obama could not even afford to go to collage and had loans. He only just paid them off, with the advance from his book. Most of the book money went pretty quick. Obama will be a rich man but he currently is not what most would consider rich. He may in fact be financially one of the poorest senators serving.

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sure a lot of lies and bs posted. Obama
was never poor and that is just a fact.
McCain knows where he stands, Obama has to ask someone where he stands. To think so many of these hateful democrats get to vote....a really mean and nasty bunch. By the way, middle class in this country often live in homes worth over 500K! So five million is really not that much money. Get a life democrats. And don't expect a hand out every day. If your too stupid to get rich, don't blame those that have the smarts to do so. I'm going to vote for Paris Hilton.
Rusty

Posted by: rusty | August 21, 2008 1:54 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I am amazed so many Americans seem to believe this Obama guy, A short list of his advisors:

William Ayers – I hate America
Ludicrous – I hate America
P Diddy- I hate America
Black Panthers – I hate America
Louis Farrakhan – I hate America
Rev Wright – I hate America
Mummer Kaddafi – I hate America
Tony Rezko – I love America
Michell Obama – I hate America
4 years of civil rights muck – UGG
Nancy Pelosi – Save the planet at any cost.
Harry Reid- Worm

Surly this isn’t what we want, is it?

I don’t care who you vote for America, just not obama please

Posted by: amazed | August 21, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is still relying on voters being ignorant and emotional like most of us were during bush's tenure. But just like any other hustle people get wise to it. You cant run the same con on the same people but for so long before they realize they are being conned. Like the republican strategist said, another 9/11 type event would probably help the GOP in november. Then we voters would fall back into scared emotional state looking for our daddy to make us feel safe.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

John McCain, or more accurately, his wife is a killionaire; several times over.

It is quite likely for people in those income levels, to own several houses, aartments, condos in various parts of the country. And have several cars at their disposal. And not have an exact idea of how many at any given tie.

It is a cheap shot for Obama to pick n this matter. By this reckoning, most super millionaires would be prohibited from running for President. People such as John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Franklin Roosevelt, ...

McCain's confusion as to exactly how many houses he has (together with his wife), it is nothing compared with that of Obama, who sat for twenty years in a church listening to a pastor, only to realze when his candidacy is at stake, that he didn't 'know' the pastor, after all.

Posted by: Krishna | August 21, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Dems. should run with the issue of houses. McSame is another mealy-mouthed Republican billionaire who thinks everyone else is dumb as dirt. With so many people who actually work for a living struggling to pay their mortgage, at least McSame could give a straight answer about how rich taxpayers have made him. The Dems should crank out several poltiical ads about McSame's newest senior momment. Republicans are a little bit funny. They think that lining their own pockets and the pockets of televangelists is more important than helping average Joes to put food on the table.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 21, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

He just got asked a question he didn't have a prepared answer memorized like he does at the phony town hall meetings.

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Was he stumped by the question?

I'm trying to conceive of a circumstance where I wouldn't know how many houses I have.

Head injury or massive memory loss are the only viable answers.

He either has a major character defect, or a serious mental condition.
Posted by: K Ackermann | August 21, 2008 1:54 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

This is ridiculous. Can we just agree that the candidates are BOTH rich? Okay, so now let's find out which of these rich guys will make the better president and quit this BS "I'm more Walmart than you" bickering. I'll bet McCain no more ate McDonald's for dinner last night than Obama came home looking at a foreclosure notice.

IIRC, didn't Ahmadinejad get elected president in Iran after airing an ad criticizing the opulence of his opponent's home? So now we've got Ahmadinejad, a Holocaust denier who wants to wipe out Israel and antiWestern nut, rather than Khatami, a reformer. But at least Ahmadinejad's more 'umble.

Who do we want for president, anyway - Uriah Heep?

Posted by: treetopflyer | August 21, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

BFD.

Most politicians are wealthy. They generally have above-average intelligence and professional or leadership talents (yes, including Bush). McCain would be a millionaire even if it was not for his wife's wealth, because of his books, six-figure senate salary and speaking engagements. And what's he supposed to do, make Cindy give it away? She has millions and owns numerous houses as investments. Big deal.

I think this is a non-starter for either side.

Posted by: Unsmart Liberal | August 21, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

What makes McCain look bad is not how many but that he does not know. Maybe he knew but was too embarrassed to say because he had painted himself in a corner by claiming himself more in touch with the average american than Obama. Then having to admit he owns 7 homes in an interview totally goes against his claim. So thinking on his feet he says he does not know to avoid answering the question not realizing that not knowing is a worse than actually saying I own serveral. This is the guy we want to represent us as the president? The GOP set themselves up on that one.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

"Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii ..." McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in a statement.

HAWAII DOES NOT HAVE PRIVATE BEACHES. THEY ALL ARE PUBLIC, THAT'S OUR STATE LAW.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

The Public Schools are cutting back on spending while the drop out rates of kids in some high schools is 40% and more. The rate at which people, working people are losing homes is the highest in decades, young people are being maimed and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan for reasons that are either unclear or don't make sense. Mr Putin is taking care of some border business and threatening much more while being talked at by our illustrious leadership. Our Presidential candidates are talking about each others personal business and we cannot get too much of such drivel. I think that we have a problem, a very big problem, maybe two problems.

Posted by: Draesop | August 21, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

sure a lot of lies and bs posted. Obama
was never poor and that is just a fact.
McCain knows where he stands, Obama has to ask someone where he stands. To think so many of these hateful democrats get to vote....a really mean and nasty bunch. By the way, middle class in this country often live in homes worth over 500K! So five million is really not that much money. Get a life democrats. And don't expect a hand out every day. If your too stupid to get rich, don't blame those that have the smarts to do so. I'm going to vote for Paris Hilton.
Rusty

Posted by: rusty | August 21, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Was he stumped by the question?

I'm trying to conceive of a circumstance where I wouldn't know how many houses I have.

Head injury or massive memory loss are the only viable answers.

He either has a major character defect, or a serious mental condition.

Posted by: K Ackermann | August 21, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that was so weak it was embarrassing. And not very good spelling either.

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I think the Annoited One needs to drop this. Where did he get the money to buy his homes? Also, didn't he make a comment on how many states he has been to 57 or so.

Posted by: Mike | August 21, 2008 12:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

How many houses McCain may or may not own will not change the basic fact that Obama is unfit to be president. He's blowing smoke, trying to hide his inadequacies with irrelevancies. Now, how many of America's sheep will follow his lead into the political mire, again?

Posted by: Griffin | August 21, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

to anonymous Aug 21 @ 1:28 and1:34, no wonder you sign anonymous. more people can afford the house Obama lives in than the 7 McCain 'lives in/visits'. or did you think of that?

Posted by: bgainey | August 21, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, that's right, oil tycoon John McCain knows 'nothing' about money.

Funny how you reds try to overlook all the obvious flaws. Likewise the blues overlook the fact that there hasn't been anybody fit for the presidency running since 04.

And he 'apparently' lost. We did nothing about that.


I smell chaos in the winds; and anarchy'll fetch a high price.

Posted by: Idiots... | August 21, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama is going to lose by the largest margin in American presidential election history. What an idiot.

Posted by: Paul Bazemore | August 21, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Ellis

What a contradiction. While labeling obama as whitey hating you call him Barry Husein which is more racist and stereotypical. Do you really believe in the crap you are posting or are you just being loyal to the GOP playbook by blindly attacking obama with no real rational intent but to name call and try to connect dots that dont really connect. The public does not care any more about what clinton makes than they do about the who controls the Federal Reserve or The Carlyle Group. They care about their own problems and which candidate is committed to helping them. McCain needs to prove to voters why he is better for them and stop spending his effort trying to convince voters that Obama is bad for them. Thats what seems to be the approach of you silly GOP loyalist. No matter how much you attack Obama your shiiit still stinks to high heaven. And we will not forget that between now and november no matter how many cute nicknames you can come up with for Obama. You know the one nickname that people take seriously. McSame. It has more bite because it has some truth to it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

An idiot said:
"As long as Obama can talk about McCain's houses, he won't have to explain why he told us his health care plan was identical to Hillary Clinton's plan but now it turns out that he is totally opposed to single payer."
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Obama's Plan was the one offering single payer...not Hillary's plan. What the heII are you talking about?

Posted by: P.O'ed | August 21, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I love it.

As for the GOP Zombies bellow, it's not the fact of how many he has, though like Oprah and Ellen it's obscene. It's the fact he didn't know!! McOld should just retire while he has any brain cells left.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | August 21, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I see alot of comments about Obama buying his house with help from a crook, can you prove it? Can you show me one link from a legitimate website that backs up your claims? Nope i didnt think so, The Rove days are over, your idiot in chief finally did something right in this country, nobody believes the BS any more. Unless your a GOP supporter, they seem to hang on every lie even though those lies cant be proven...

Posted by: American First | August 21, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Good thing John Kerry didn't win. Obamabots would have that whole Theresa Heinz-Kerry thing to deal with.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing John McCain does NOT know how many homes he owns!

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | August 21, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Okay, so we are distracted--keep it up my friends. Lets talk about the draft that John McCain said out of his out mouth yesterdary that he is in favor of reinstituting--you guys deserve him. Where is the media on this--how convenient to not mention it and let the young people know what they are voting for. I personally don't have a problem with the draft since as long as there is no deferrements for the rich and their children. Way to go John. You spoke the truth but it conveniently doesn't make the news but Obama sneezing does. Love it.

Posted by: Angel1966 | August 21, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats lose on defense, economy and energy. They had better change their stance on energy. Don't make mention of defense and focus instead on education and health care. It makes no sense to take the low road with trying to demean McCain. The American people know McCain. Stick with real issues.

Posted by: Mark Sethre | August 21, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

And what portion of John McCain's investments are Arizona Mafia Driven?
Let's ask Cindykins. I just bet that the Old Coot has investors just oozing to
see this has-been Vietnam Vet as our
next Appointed President, just like George
W..

Posted by: Jet-Man | August 21, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a typical multi-billionaire Repuglican space cadet. So much for straight talk. He's not sure how many houses he has? Obviously "Greenspan's book" hasn't been as useful as he claims it was. Anyone who actually works for a living should be offended that he classified those with $5M as "rich." No wonder he took such a laissez faire approach to the mortgage crisis...he probably paid cash for each of his plantations.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 21, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Please; McMoney wouldn’t know “hardship” if it bit him in the a$$!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

This is about the dumbest thing I've heard lately. In case Obama hadn't heard this is a capitalistic society and owning property is a sign of success. This might not fit well in his leftist world and I'm sure he doesn't understand it, but this is significant factor that separates America from communism. And by the way, you can’t clean up his political philosophy by calling him a “populist . . . he in fact is a Marxist.

Posted by: rplat | August 21, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Appalachian....Up here in Boone, NC we will be opening our Obama HQ Friday at 5:30. The only candidate that has ever had a dedicated presence here has been Obama. The Republicans didn't even field any County Council candidates.

Posted by: willandjansdad | August 21, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

As long as Obama can talk about McCain's houses, he won't have to explain why he told us his health care plan was identical to Hillary Clinton's plan but now it turns out that he is totally opposed to single payer.

That's right... if you thought you were going to get health insurance "reform" under Obama, you were wrong. The only thing that is going to change is that boatloads of federal money is going to be shoveled into the pockets of the health insurance companies, who will still be there to deny care, tell MDs how to do their job, and skim 33% off the top as their "value added".

OK, so your health care situation stays the same.

Back to McCain's houses... I think he has 7.

Nader '08 - for a single payer health plan that covers everyone, just like what a vast majority of American MDs and their patients WANT.

-Wexler

Posted by: William W. Wexler | August 21, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

So I guess, according to McCain's own postulate at Saddleback, that Obama is not rich. He only made $4 million last year. He's a million short of the rich/elite level!

Posted by: Pompous Magnus | August 21, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

What a stupid comment by Obama given that his buddy Rezko "washed" $300K to Obama through the purchase of his own mansion.

I lived in D.C. for 30 years and will never understand why so many working Washington professionals live and die by the democratic party.

Who the hell wants higher taxes, weak national security, and a healthcare system that will probably bankrupt the country and only benefits those who earn less then $45K per year.

I can't beleive how many people want, and blindly believe that Obama is going to deliver on any of his B.S. promises.

Posted by: CapHillDave | August 21, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Although the popular complaint would be that Obama gets the press and the press pass but its like McCain has all these ties to elitist corporate lobbies and wealth then tries to pass himself off as more in touch than Obama. Obama has one house, its expensive but as a senator I am sure he and his wife can make the payments. Its like we know Rezko but the media protects McCain in regards to Keeting. If not for McCain's politico interview we would be talking about Obamas one house and labeling him the rich guy out of touch.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

As they say in the whitey-hating, black nationalist church that Barry Hussein Obama belonged to for more than twenty years (until Axelrod told him to quit), "Don't go there, boyfriend" or "Oh no he didn't".

Barry must really be feeling desperate if he wants to revisit (actually the Big Media never really "visited" it) real estate. Perhaps Americans will think about Barry Hussein's sweetheart deal, his buddy Chris Dodd's deal or the disaster at Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, where much of the Clinton Administration went to collect a big paycheck.

Posted by: Ellis | August 21, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

7 houses, 5 Keatings, 2 wives...

It's confusing....My staff will know what tos say.

Posted by: willandjansdad | August 21, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

There is not even a doubt he will bring back the draft. Yesterday was just the first time he slipped and came out and said it. We know how he thinks, He has said dozens of times in public he thinks people should have t serve the country in some form.

Here is the main problem with Mccain. He doesn't get this is mot a military run country like Cuba or Russia. Our country is run by a civilians elected by its people to do their bidding. Not a military who will tell us how things will be whether we like it or not. Mccain would love his own Storm troopers to do his bidding. He is a sick and dangerous man.
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Clueless old fart....who has just recently (yesterday) has promised the Americans a draft once he becomes President of the U.S.A. You can go ahead and vote for him because it will be your children, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters who will be dying for the rich neocons to get richer!! 4,000 dead men and women in this f$cker's war chest and he still ain't happy...Go ahead, you dumb idiots!!! Vote him in!!! When you bury your kin folk, don't say I ain't warned ya!! I am an Appalachian who is proudly voted for Obama!

Posted by: Proud Appalacian | August 21, 2008 1:32 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

McCain doesn't own the homes Cindy does. McCain lives off his wife and his Social Security. Look Cindy brought and paid for McCain and everything he has gotten is from her money. His first wife was paid off. He dumped his kids and did what he was told. Cindy is now a Desperate Housewife and more likely has many men on the side. McCain looks for younger woman who look like Cindy and of course uses the yellow pages for prostitutes. Now asking him about money matter is just plain stupid he's a brought and paid for man who wouldn't know one thing about money.

Posted by: Jackie | August 21, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"Awful lot of class envy here."

You're right. McCain supporters have no class whatsoever.

Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

As dumb as it is for Mc to not know how many houses he's got (???), Ob's use of it as a new centerpiece doesn't sound like 'change' to me. SOS, different player. Yeah, I know the Republicans are mean and rotten and nasty and unfair and cheat and are mean (oops, repeat), but Ob is supposed to transcend this. Not.

Posted by: Jose Jimenez | August 21, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Zach, LOL, It's not that he owns seven homes, it's that he can't remember how many homes he owns. It's not that complicated. Most of us, if we owned multiple homes, would be able to remember how many. People fear this scenario: President McCain, how many cabinet secretaries do you have? McCain: I don't know. My staff will have to get back to you. President McCain, is Syria an ally or a hostile country? McCain: I don't know. My staff will have to get back to you. President McCain, I see you're boarding Helicopter One, where are you headed? McCain: I don't know. My staff will have to get back to you.

Posted by: Dave | August 21, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only person who thinks we ought to be concerned that the Republican nominee doesn't know how many houses he owns period, whether than number 3,7, or 70 it shows a remarkable obliviousness. Shouldn't we really be asking not is John McCain too rich to be president, but rather is he too stupid.

Posted by: Justin | August 21, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

It would take 25% of Obamas total net worth to pay Cindy Mccains AMX bill for one month. Thats a fact. Obama is not rich although there are more books to come and I am sure he will over time make the kind of money the Clintons have made.

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pot is calling the kettle black. how many people in the U.S. can afford the million dollar house Obama own???

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:28 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Comes to understanding how others try to survive in today's economy, rich old Pops is simply out of it.

Posted by: TooOldtobeBamboozled | August 21, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

They have the nerve to bring up Rezko? How about Keating. The young Americans need a refresher course about how Keating and McCain almost sunk the banking industry. Billions lost. What is wrong with the press after the McCain's outrageous statement on Rezko?

Posted by: Mike from Detroit | August 21, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Party first, country last = right wing "patriotism"

Posted by: gipper | August 21, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"LOL They expect to us vote for that empty suit obama because McCain has seven houses? This that it? LOL"

LOL no, numbnuts, that's not it. They expect you to vote for that empty suit because McCain is either so senile or such a pathological liar that he can't answer a simple question. LOL


Posted by: Spectator2 | August 21, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"Just like in the biblical days of Moses when the people wanted a golden calf to worship when they had the real thing in Moses."

Are you f'ing KIDDING me??? The REAL THING? You think God of the Old Testament wanted the Jews to worship the real thing IN MOSES???

You think OBAMA IS LIKE MOSES? You think we should worship at the feet of OBAMA?

OBAMA is sent from ALMIGHTY GOD like the 10 Commandments???

HOLY CRAP you guys are nuts.

Posted by: RightPOV | August 21, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Clueless old fart....who has just recently (yesterday) has promised the Americans a draft once he becomes President of the U.S.A. You can go ahead and vote for him because it will be your children, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters who will be dying for the rich neocons to get richer!! 4,000 dead men and women in this f$cker's war chest and he still ain't happy...Go ahead, you dumb idiots!!! Vote him in!!! When you bury your kin folk, don't say I ain't warned ya!! I am an Appalachian who is proudly voted for Obama!

Posted by: Proud Appalacian | August 21, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Check your facts, fool. We never turned down Al Gore, the system did.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Don't shift the focus - it is not important how many homes McCain owns... it is that he owns SO MANY THAT HE CAN'T KEEP COUNT!

Hey John, I don't need an exact number- just round it off to the nearest half dozen.

I like elitist presidents - Kennedy, FDR, Adams, Washington...

Posted by: joe in wv | August 21, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

So the guys running for president are really rich...wow, that's a shocker...

Posted by: Wolfcastle | August 21, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

pot is calling the kettle black. how many people in the U.S. can afford the million dollar house Obama own???

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

McCain can't keep track of his many homes, but doesn't want to "reward irresponsible borrowers" who are facing foreclosure. McCain is so responsible, himself, that he failed to pay taxes on one of those homes (in La Jolla Shores) for 4 years! Any of us who did that would end up in jail for tax evasion. His wife and daughter ran up $150,000 in credit card bills in one month. He lectures us on responsible behavior?

McCain's buddy and economic guru Phil Gramm is directly responsible for a large component of the housing crisis--he passed the law repealing banking regulations that had protected us since the great depression, and would have prevented this current crisis. But when the results of that disasterous bill put millions in foreclosure, Phil Gramm called us whiners. McCain doesn't understand the economy, but this is the guy he listens to. Unless you have more than $5 million in the bank, McCain doesn't give a fig about you.

Posted by: S. L. | August 21, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: observer | August 21, 2008 12:41 PM - mention of the price of milk.

McCain should know the price of cheese now, however... he delivered a very moving speech in front of the Kraft case at some central PA supermarket.

Obama is looking better everyday.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

the crime isn't in owning 7 houses. It is in not knowing how many he owns. MONEY BAGS MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH.

Posted by: john | August 21, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

what political figure is the "average" American?

Posted by: mg | August 21, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

LOL They expect to us vote for that empty suit obama because McCain has seven houses? This that it? LOL

Posted by: zach | August 21, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

America is getting what they ask for. We asked for George Bush and we got him. This was after 8 years of very good economic times. We turned down Al Gore, who had as muich to do with that economic growth as Bill Clinton. Now we have a no win situation all because we let few people manipulate us. Just like in the biblical days of Moses when the people wanted a golden calf to worship when they had the real thing in Moses. Because of this the people were in the wilderness for fourty years. I just hope and pray we we come to our senses and no spend 32 more years in this wilderness.

Posted by: hcaker | August 21, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Ya money does mean anything, that’s why I’m voting for McCain. I enjoy living in my trailer home, driving my beat up truck,I love the gas prices, my kids on their 3rd tour in the middle east, not to mention not affording my medicines to keep me alive, love the outrages grocery store prices… Just don’t raise my taxes, to help others like me. Government is only good to fight company wars, Right. GOP Full of Sh*$

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Conservative base....tell me what to say and I'll say it...I am no longer a maverick, I am just a d$ck! I will say and do what you want me to...We will ony have to classes, poor and rich...I will represent the rich...we have practically deleted any traces of middle class. I can really rally up the Apalachian (aka PWT) base and get them to vote for us...they aren't really all that bright. They blame their failures and misfortunate, no jobs, trailer homes, etc on affirmative action. All we have to do is keep hammering on affirmative action...they will keep the hate boiling in the poor racist souls, while us elitist rich folks continue to make billions of money......oops..was my mike on.....

I am John McCain and I approve this message!

Posted by: Lucy | August 21, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

What difference does it make HOW MANY homes John McCain owns?? This is America and it is every American's right to buy as much of it as they can. Obama is just mad because John won't rent one to Baracks african brother that lives in a shed for $1 a month. Maybe Barack can have Tony Rezko float him a couple of dollars. That is how Barack got his million dollar home.

Posted by: Kevin | August 21, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I agree with annetta up there (August 21, 2008 12:12 PM ). If I made my own wealth by getting the education, working hard, spending much less than what I save from each paycheck, then I would like to enjoy the fruit of my sacrifice. I don't shop at Whole Foods, but I do look for good quality food at Albertsons and Costco. I dno't think there's anything wrong with wanting to do well financially because that's your own business. When you apply for a job, you are not judged by how many houses you have, but you are judged by your qualifications. So, it's really silly for Obama to make a huge deal out of this. This does not help anyone or any issue.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

How many people know that John McCain did not care, in fact, he was completely dismissive when he heard the news that Princess Di had died. He reportedly said, "Why is that important? She was a spoiled brat."

Posted by: Curmudgeon | August 21, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

It's the hypocricy, stupid. Who brought up the 'elitist' charge in the first place? The honorable John McCain.

Posted by: RollaMO | August 21, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I guess Obama would rather see us all in government housing projects so he can oppress us with his big-government largesse.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Ahh, it makes me laugh an smile.

Liberals are just so DESPERATE! All the smears you read on this page about John and Cindy McCain...it must just be KILLING you that those don't gain any traction, no matter how hard you try.

There is a reason for this of course, but the funniest part is, you will never be able to understand it. Doesn't that just eat at you too?

Just be careful. I know your Messiah has told us all that negative smears and attacking wives is off limits and should not be tolerated. Do you really want to risk offending The Almighty? Barack might become cross with you and tell everyone that you were a late-term abortion that survived, so we can kill you with impunity.

It's funny. Keep trying though. The more you shout and scream, the more certain I am that John McCain will be our next President.

Posted by: ep | August 21, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Man you lefties are nervous. I would be too- Barry spent $55 million in July and Reuters/Zogby has his 7 point lead now a deficit of 5. He's down in electoral count too.

You also have very short memories. Because Mr. Kerry whom you enthusiatically nominated in 2004 also had a house or two... or 8. The $5million brownstone in Beacon Hill, the $10million ski house in Ketchum, the georgetown mansion, the PA ranch... shall I go on?

But this does not surprise us. You advocated abolishing the electoral college in 2000. You wanted the POPULAR vote to rule. Yet, after Hillary WON the popular vote, you say "delegates are what count".

Your inconsistency is your achillies heal. And that is why you will lose again this November. Flip flop, flip flop, flip flop.

Change you can believe in.

Posted by: RightPOV | August 21, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a dumb coward! Time to go to the potty...Mr. McGoo....he can't even read his cards...The campaign should have given him the cards with a pt 50 font! LMAO!!!

He is such a puppet on a string for the rethugs...the same way he was a puppet on the string during the Nam war...he was a snitch...snitches wears stiches....shameful warmonger...Send Clepto maniac Cindy to Russia to fight!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey folks, you think the deal Obama got is significant - clearly you forget how real estate scandals work - ask John "Keating 5" McCain about real estate scandals... ask him about vacationing at a S&L slimeball's mansion in the bahamas and flying around on Keating's private jet... ask him about his buddy in AZ that made $20 mil on a real estate deal buying land from the Army...
"poor judgement" "Helping constituents" "my wife's finances are separate"

Nancy Regan hated his guts - she saw his true colors 30 years ago.

Posted by: joe in wv | August 21, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE UPDATE, MCCAIN HAS 7 HOMES.

Posted by: JEEZ... | August 21, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Vote Mcstatus quo, no sir. Not in a million years which mcstatus quo might live to. John sold his last vestiges of Maverick status way to cheap. He has his marching orders and its plain to see if you take off your partisian colored glassess that they dont inculde us the working men and women of this country to be on the good side of Mcstatus quo's economic war. OBAMA 08"

Posted by: pogo9304 | August 21, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have a president who owns several homes with his wife and their legit money than a president who bought one house in an illicit manner.

Besides, aren't these types of attacks a show of "politics as usual?" As I have often observed, obama is not for change, he is simply for obama.

Posted by: Tony S. | August 21, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Obama loves her $800.00 Jimmy Choo shoes:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-517824/Mrs-O-The-truth-Michelle-Obamas-working-class-credentials.html

This whole house thing is a non-issue.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Mecane steels people heart by telling his captivitu in vetnam and when he talks about it he thinks makes his listeners to belive he is the only vetran from that wrongly started war and finished shmefully.
He uses it like a currency to buy peoples heart, ear and now their vote AMERICA WAKE UP BEFORE CRYING FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

MACANE STOP USING YOUR EXPERIANCE IN VETNAM AS ACURRENCY TO BY PEOPLS HEART BECAUSE YOU ARE FROM RICH FAMILY AND GOT A CHANCE TO BE ON NATIONAL STAGE DONT MAKE MONY AND STATUS WITH THAT EXPERIANCE. THERE ARE MANY VETRACE WHO DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE LIKE YOU AND CANNOT CASH IN TELLING THEIR STORY. WE ARE TIRED OF LISTING YOUR BLABLA BLA .....VETNAM......BLABLA.... TALK REALITY NOW.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Hey, way to go John McCain. Barack was too stupid to marry into money, although he sure has been trying to get it by hook or by crook with the likes of Tony Rezko. Is it surprising that a senator with so many years of service that married into a wealthy family has real estate. If that's the case Donald Trump is a real bad guy. Take a good look at your Democratic legislators and you'll find they all are wealthy. And tell me Barack doesn't plan to get wealthy. He is very wealthy himself. But, he wants to convince ignorant democrats that he is really watching out for them. Guess what, STUPID, Barack is watching out for Barack.

Posted by: Jerry | August 21, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow our Country couldnt be more divided.

It really comes down to this.
Obama= The Great Depression part 2
McCain = Same Great Depression part 2 with
a side serving of WWIII
I will take Obama.
http://www.mccanes.com/newparty.html

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Hahahah Funny Guys McLame and Obama funny funny guys...

Posted by: Alex | August 21, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

For McCain people that make less than 5 million a year are little people ... McCain remainds me of Leona Helmsley.

Posted by: BobBrown | August 21, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

TedFFG- You could not be more right about MCain being the real 'empty suit'. He has proposed nothing specific throughout this campaign and does nothing except whine about Obama. He's been in Washington for 30 years, and yet no one knows what he's about anymore. I honestly have no idea what his presidency would be like because he talks in soundbites and zingers yet never offers any solutions. Based on his campaigning, one would think that, if elected, he'll bomb Iran, take a nap, and then track oil stocks for the next 4 years. Sad man.

Posted by: Sparky44 | August 21, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Not only does McCain,own 7 houses,he also have 100 million dollars,and allegedly 100 million in oil stocks.McCain,agree to bring back the draft.The bias Media will never report the above.And mark my word, McCain, will start a war if elected president,to show his bravado.

Posted by: Bosworth1 | August 21, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Is McCain a Freemason? I'll bet he is and that he is part of the illumanitie, he probably meets with the Pres. at the bohemian groove also!

Posted by: jon | August 21, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

It really comes down to this.

Obama= The Great Depression part 2

McCain = Same Great Depression part 2 with
a side serving of WWIII

I will take Obama.

http://www.mccanes.com/newparty.html

Posted by: Billy Joe Bob Red Neck | August 21, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

He (Obama) has got to tie in his narrative.

He's self-made. McCain isn't.

He's the American Dream -- use your God-given talents to pull yourself up.

McCain is the Old Europe Dream -- use your family ties and marry well.

Is that an incomplete picture of the candidates? Sure. But McCain has been using every trick to shredd Obama, and Obama needs to meet in kind -- he can't be swift-boated and expect to win without an extreme response.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

I know this is a little off-point, but I'm tired of people associating arugula with elitism. Anybody who has compost under their fingernails knows that arugula is a prolific garden weed -- about as "elite" as a dandelion. Buy it at the grocery, and a bunch is under $2. Anybody who associates arugula with "elite" behavior is employing a lazy stereotype.

The way people carry on, you'd think that putting a few leaves -- 15 cents worth -- on a sandwich is the equivalent of buying a second (or third) home in France! Get a grip, people.

Posted by: gardener | August 21, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Why I Will Not Vote for John McCain

Phillip Butler | March 27, 2008

As some of you might know, John McCain is a long-time acquaintance of mine that goes way back to our time together at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Prisoners of War in Vietnam. He is a man I respect and admire in some ways. But there are a number of reasons why I will not vote for him for President of the United States.
When I was a Plebe (4th classman, or freshman) at the Naval Academy in 1957-58, I was assigned to the 17th Company for my four years there. In those days we had about 3,600 midshipmen spread among 24 companies, thus about 150 midshipmen to a company. As fortune would have it, John, a First Classman (senior) and his roommate lived directly across the hall from me and my two roommates. Believe me when I say that back then I would never in a million or more years have dreamed that the crazy guy across the hall would someday be a Senator and candidate for President!
John was a wild man. He was funny, with a quick wit and he was intelligent. But he was intent on breaking every USNA regulation in our 4-inch thick USNA Regulations book. And I believe he must have come as close to his goal as any midshipman who ever attended the Academy. John had me "coming around" to his room frequently during my plebe year. And on one occasion he took me with him to escape "over the wall" in the dead of night. He had a taxicab waiting for us that took us to a bar some 7 miles away. John had a few beers, but forbid me to drink (watching out for me I guess) and made me drink cokes. I could tell many other midshipman stories about John that year and he unbelievably managed to graduate though he spent the majority of his first class year on restriction for the stuff he did get caught doing. In fact, he barely managed to graduate, standing 5th from the bottom of his 800 man graduating class. I and many others have speculated that the main reason he did graduate was because his father was an Admiral, and also his grandfather, both U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
People often ask if I was a Prisoner of War with John McCain. My answer is always "No - John McCain was a POW with me.” The reason is I was there for 8 years and John got there 2 ½ years later, so he was a POW for 5 ½ years. And we have our own seniority system, based on time as a POW.
John's treatment as a POW:
1) Was he tortured for 5 years? No. He was subjected to torture and maltreatment during his first 2 years, from September of 1967 to September of 1969. After September of 1969, the Vietnamese stopped the torture and gave us increased food and rudimentary health care. Several hundred of us were captured much earlier. I got there April 20, 1965 so my bad treatment period lasted 4 1/2 years. President Ho Chi Minh died on September 9, 1969, and the new regime that replaced him and his policies was more pragmatic. They realized we were worth a lot as bargaining chips if we were alive. And they were right because eventually Americans gave up on the war and agreed to trade our POW's for their country. A damn good trade in my opinion! But my point here is that John allows the media to make him out to be THE hero POW, which he knows is absolutely not true, to further his political goals.


2) John was badly injured when he was shot down. Both arms were broken and he had other wounds from his ejection. Unfortunately, this was often the case - new POW's arriving with broken bones and serious combat injuries. Many died from their wounds. Medical care was non-existent to rudimentary. Relief from pain was almost never given and often the wounds were used as an available way to torture the POW. Because John's father was the Naval Commander in the Pacific theater, he was exploited with TV interviews while wounded. These film clips have now been widely seen. But it must be known that many POW's suffered similarly, not just John. And many were similarly exploited for political propaganda.
3) John was offered, and refused, "early release.” Many of us were given this offer. It meant speaking out against your country and lying about your treatment to the press. You had to "admit" that the U.S. was criminal and that our treatment was "lenient and humane.” So I, like numerous others, refused the offer. This was obviously something none of us could accept. Besides, we were bound by our service regulations, Geneva Conventions, and loyalties to refuse early release until all the POW's were released, with the sick and wounded going first.
4) John was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart for heroism and wounds in combat. This heroism has been played up in the press and in his various political campaigns. But it should be known that there were approximately 600 military POW's in Vietnam. Among all of us, decorations awarded have recently been totaled to the following: Medals of Honor - 8, Service Crosses - 42, Silver Stars - 590, Bronze Stars - 958 and Purple Hearts - 1,249. John certainly performed courageously and well. But it must be remembered that he was one hero among many - not uniquely, so as his campaigns would have people believe.
John McCain served his time as a POW with great courage, loyalty, and tenacity. More that 600 of us did the same. After our repatriation, a census showed that 95% of us had been tortured at least once. The Vietnamese were quite democratic about it. There were many heroes in North Vietnam. I saw heroism every day there. And we motivated each other to endure and succeed far beyond what any of us thought we had in ourselves. Succeeding as a POW is a group sport, not an individual one. We all supported and encouraged each other to survive and succeed. John knows that. He was not an individual POW hero. He was a POW who surmounted the odds with the help of many comrades, as all of us did.
I furthermore believe that having been a POW is no special qualification for being President of the United States. The two jobs are not the same, and POW experience is not, in my opinion, something I would look for in a presidential candidate.
Most of us who survived that experience are now in our late 60's and 70's. Sadly, we have died and are dying off at a greater rate than our non-POW contemporaries. We experienced injuries and malnutrition that are coming home to roost. So I believe John's age (73) and survival expectation are not good for being elected to serve as our President for 4 or more years.
I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button.
It is also disappointing to see him take on and support Bush's war in Iraq, even stating we might be there for another 100 years. For me John represents the entrenched and bankrupt policies of Washington-as-usual. The past 7 years have proven to be disastrous for our country. And I believe John's views on war, foreign policy, economics, environment, health care, education, national infrastructure, and other important areas are much the same as those of the Bush administration.


I am disappointed to see John represent himself politically in ways that are not accurate. He is not a moderate Republican. On some issues, he is a maverick. But his voting record is far to the right. I fear for his nominations to our Supreme Court, and the consequent continuing loss of individual freedoms, especially regarding moral and religious issues. John is not a religious person, but he has taken every opportunity to ally himself with some really obnoxious and crazy fundamentalist ministers lately. I was also disappointed to see him cozy up to Bush because I know he hates that man. He disingenuously and famously put his arm around the guy, even after Bush had intensely disrespected him with lies and slander. So on these and many other instances, I don't see that John is the "straight talk express" he markets himself to be.
Senator John Sidney McCain, III is a remarkable man who has made enormous personal achievements. And he is a man that I am proud to call a fellow POW who "Returned With Honor.” That's our POW motto. But since many of you keep asking what I think of him, I've decided to write it out. In short, I think John Sidney McCain, III is a good man, but not someone I will vote for in the upcoming election to be our President of the United States.

About Phillip Butler:

Doctor Phillip Butler is a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former light-attack carrier pilot. In 1965, he was shot down over North Vietnam where he spent eight years as a prisoner of war. He is a highly decorated combat veteran who was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Heart medals.
After his repatriation in 1973, he earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at San Diego and became a Navy Organizational Effectiveness consultant. He completed his Navy career in 1981 as a professor of management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is now a peace and justice activist with Veterans for Peace.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

These Obama folks make me sick.First they said McCain is rich like its a crime.Now they say no thats not the issue but money is his wife's.Why is it a crime that Cindy McCain is rich?Because she is a woman? Not surprised though coming from the misogynistic followers the annointed one. Isnt Obama rich?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Correction;

The McCain's got the Dineh-Navajo HOOKED ON CHEAP BEER, then upped the price. THEN kicked them off their native lands.

Magoo's wife was smart enough to wring every last penny out of those people BEFORE her husband, Magoo, STOLE THEIR LAND!!! That's what she learned growing up in the mob.

Posted by: Vote Magoo he's an adulteror too! | August 21, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

How is it that John McCain collects
a government pension
100 disablity check
Social Security
while earning $165k each year and worth over $100 million dollars?

Btw, he is against all of it unless its for him self.

Posted by: Ann | August 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

It was quite interesting at the Saddleback forum that McCain said "I want everyone to be rich!" when one of the most fundamental tenats of the Bible is that "it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven"...so basically McCain was telling these bible-reading folk that he wants to help them all increase their chances of going to Hell??? wow. Talk about a canidate that has done his research...or perhaps he had but just forgot, senility is a sneaky thing...
President Alzheimer your ambulance is waiting, Sir.

Posted by: mynamesyow | August 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Since Obama lives in a million dollar Tony Rezko special in Hyde Park, he should be careful about throwing stones.

It was also interesting to notice that Drudge reported yesterday Obama's brother is living in a hut in a slum in Kenya. He obviously is not his brother's keeper. With his income he could afford a small allowance for his bro.

Posted by: alance | August 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain is crooked- as many have mentioned- the Keating Five- McCain was one of them. Phil Graham was responsible for lending deregulation that led to the current mortgage crisis. Every major figure in McCain's campaign is a paid lobbyist- his foreign policy adviser got 800K from Georgia last year to lobby on their behalf! Those who say Obama doesn't say anything- he can't, the sheeply are too stupid to listen. Go to his website and read his 15 point energy independence plan. McCain's plan is put more money into the pockets of the same oil companies who have sold all of us up the river. Get real, vote for integrity: vote Obama!

Posted by: Tactical | August 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The real difference is that Obama grew up poor with a single mom, then helped a lot of laid off people in Chicago as they struggled to pick themselves up and rebuild their lives. He's only recently been wealthy.
At least he worries about the price of SOMETHING! At least arugula is food (I think). McCain hasn't had to worry about money his entire life. First the son and grandson of an admirals, he still barely managed to graduate. Family money then, family money now.
I'll say it again: Obama might be rich now, but he was poor and has worked for what he has. He didn't use Rezko's money to buy his house; at the worst he might've gotten a slightly better loan rate (although that's been debunked as well).
When did working hard and pulling yourself up become un-American?!

Posted by: Jerry S. | August 21, 2008 12:54 PM
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You also fail to mention that for being born into "wealth" and being a son of someone very connected in the Navy, McCain had absoultely no need to get into the military but did so anyways.

Not that there are many rich kids actually join the military, now are there?

Posted by: JakeD | August 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers says, "Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses?"

True, John McCain might have bought his house with the help of a convicted criminal, but at least he had the decency to marry her first.

Posted by: Egregious | August 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The Obama's made their money the old-fashioned way, they worked for it. They came from lower middle class homes that honored hard work and education. Most of their current income comes from the sales of Barack Obama's two books, that he wrote himself. Both of them know from personal experience what it's like to struggle to succeed.

McCain has a couple of books out too, that were written for him. But most of his wealth comes from his wife's family's money. He comes from a privileged background and has benefited throughout his life by family connections.

It doesn't surprise me that McCain doesn't know how many houses he has. What surprises me is that once again, some people think that the person from family wealth and privilege is somehow more "regular" than the guy who has had to work hard for everything he has.

Posted by: sharon s | August 21, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

The republicans are backing an after school movie about Obama teen years. making a movie about Barry OBama's teen years http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: Kanye | August 21, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

If Mccains elected say hello to cold war two. Your lives as you know it will be over. An already stretched military means re-enlistment of the draft but hey if your like Mccain or bush daddy will make it O.K. I'm on inactive duty so I guess I should lace up my boots and get ready to go to moscow. You people are remedial just like bush and by the seven aircraft crashed and one of the lowest G.P.A.s the naval acadamy has had ever I guess your gop choice is also.

Posted by: Sgt. S. | August 21, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"I didn't decide to run for president to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become MY AMBITION to be president. . . . In truth, I'D HAD THE AMBITION for a long time." - John McCain, 2002.

Posted by: valskeet | August 21, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

There has been no wrongdoing in Obama's purchase of his home. Yes, Rezko bought the adjoining plot at the same time but Obama paid the market price on his home and Rezko was not at that time convicted of anything. Obama has made the point several times that he never had the money to pay for that kind of house before he sold his books- he earned his degrees, he earned his jobs, and he earned his money. There is no shame in that. McCain has leaned on others all his life, from his father and grandfather to get through school, to a beer heiress Cindi McCain. The Obamas have still been paying off their college loans until just a few years ago. Sorry, there is no comparison.

Posted by: katharine | August 21, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

More of the same? Vote McCain... the repubs choice for their unquenchable greed & exploitation.

Posted by: Jaxon | August 21, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

McCain said that he wants us all to be rich ... NO-bambi wants us all to give up our houses and support those who don't work!!!

Posted by: Francisco Cardenas | August 21, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Awful lot of class envy here.

Posted by: justwatching | August 21, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Cindy McCain is a harlot, bimbo just like her mother was.. Like mother, like daughter! Her adulterous mother stole her father from his wife and daugther. I guess, fruit don't fall far from the trees! Hmmm....she knew all about McCain's first cripple wife and the daughter..she was engaged to him while he was still married and living home with the face....I know the broad is dumb and in-articulate! But her shiesty arse knew she wanted that old man! So she took him and threw the handicap wife underneath the bus and didn't give one heck! That's why McFool treats Cindy like dog doo doo...She deserves it! She's a drug addict dough dough bird..She seems to steal an awful lot! My goodness...her father's will, fake charities, pills...she needs counseling for stealing...Clepto maniac

Posted by: Lucy | August 21, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Who cares how many home John McCain owns? I think the bigger question we should ask is, "How can our "public servants" make $3-4M every year? As taxpayers, we should be outraged. Not only are we paying for their salaries, but it also implies that other interests are either influencing or taking away their time of solving the taxpayers problems.

It's time to clean Washington top to bottom.

Posted by: djaymick | August 21, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

If this issue is the best Barak Hussein can do against McCain maybe he better try another tack like getting McCain thrown off the ballot.

Posted by: Norm Worrell | August 21, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

My prediction is that when all is said and done, Obama will win this election by 4 to 8 points over McCain. McCain biggest obstacle is his war mentality. I don't think the public is in the mood for a war with Iran unless it is absolutely necessary. McCain is more likely to press the 3 a.m. red button for a war with Iran without much forethought or like Bush, he may not rely on expert advice. Obama will try diplomacy first and determine if a war can be avoided - he will push the 3 a.m. button if it is necessary and he is more likely to listen to the experts.

McCain has a lot of other deficits but his war mentality is his biggest deficit.

Posted by: Peace | August 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I think McCain's 'comeback' will end up having a shelf life of about 14 hours. He's toast. His negative, hypocritical, attacks on Obama are all coming back to haunt him, starting right now.

Who's the empty suit? McCain.
Who's the elitist? McCain
Who's the "celebrity? (Talk-show regular) McCain.
Who's out of touch with voters? McCain.
Who's the ambitious one? McCain.
Who will say anything to get elected? McCain.


Posted by: TedFFG | August 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

McCain couldnt manage the local Mcdonalds. The RNC wants him for his puppet abilitys., Oh yeah Mitt Romney is a puppet too. I was a republican until my party got hijacked bought and paid for by the RNC. I am an independant now. I liked Huckabee because he seem to care about the working class, and fixing the economy with real issues. But I dobt I will vote for McCain. I will vote for Obama or Barr. McCain is too old, he will just be a puppet. No more puppets. We need a president that actually will lead by his convictions. McCain changed on every position, just so the RNC would prop him up. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: John | August 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Btw, if John McCain and his wife are worth over $100 million why is he still receiving Social Security. Why doesn't he want younger people to have the same rights to Social Security as he does? Why does John McCain receive a government pension? Isn’t he against government pensions. Why did John McCain vote no for increasing benefits to our veterans when he is receiving 100% disability benefit check each month from the veterans administration. All this while making over $165200 every year.

Why does a man worth over $100 million need any financial assitance from the government?

Posted by: Ann | August 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

OMG!

McCain owns more than 1 house!

Elitist!

And what normal American can afford a $1.65 million (sold at 300k under market value) house in Chicago?

NOT MANY!

Barack is getting desperate.

Posted by: Longtime DC Resident | August 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

All of you are so blind and naive its rediculous.

Posted by: Jon | August 21, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I would rather see the "Citizen of the World" run for President of the world. We need a president for this country.

Posted by: daveS | August 21, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain said a in the saddlebrook debate last weak that a rich man is one who have more than 5 million. So Obama is not rich

Posted by: Syed Hassan | August 21, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Flip Floped on EVERY major issue
Lost to chimpie
72
Adulteror
Dumped disfigured first wife
Wife cheated sisters out of inheritance
Wife's dad in mob
In bed with big business
Keating 5
Can't fly airplanes worth a crap
Can't escape from hapless NVA

Posted by: Vote Magoo he's an adulteror too! | August 21, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of the Navajos, you must read this.
McCain has boasted that he has "never done any favors for anybody -- lobbyist or special interest group -- that's a clear, 24-year record."

Description
http://www.cain2008.org "Am I my brother's keeper?"

The UN, EU and numerous public organizations are deeply outraged over the stripping of rights and forced resettlement of these gentle and deeply spiritual band of Dineh-Navajo Indians from Arizona. The UN Human Rights Commission (SR AbdelTelif Amor, Investigating the US Government's abuse of the Navajo), issued a condemnation, they were so disgusted. The European Union issued written criticisms and demanded the Clinton Administration intervene in McCaine's lawmaking. Clinton remained silent. The Dineh-Navajo were quite literally swept off of lands they'd owned since 1500 A.D. by legislations authored by Senator McCain on a ruse that challenged their deeds to these lands, and handed the coal beneath them over to the largest unsustainable energy corporation in America.

Peabody Western Coal Group, the nation's largest coal mining company, has been progressively strip mining the vast Coal resources from beneath the Dineh-Navajo's farmlands at nominal cost and tapping their pristine lakes and wells to slurry pipe it to a power station in Nevada, while McCain arranged convenient amendments to this very ugly law so as to more easily evict the Dineh-Navajo from their lands just ahead of Peabody's perpetual expansion of it's Coal Mining operations. The Black Mesa was one of the nations most beautiful plains areas, today, it's a Hell on earth.

To force them off the lands, a partition fence was used (through law enacted by McCain in a 1996 bill he brought before the Senate and House) designed to deprive them of range to herd their cattle. When the Dineh simply removed sections of the fence to range their herds, the Dineh's water wells (for cattle, but on the other side of the fences from them) were capped, their properties vandalized, their cattle seized, and ultimately false challenges to their deeds were filed by paid proxies of the Peabody Western Coal Company under the guise of a phony "Hopi" tribal counsel claiming theoretical ownership of all Indian lands nationwide.

UN officials, even the Commissioners appointed to oversee the resettlement by the Senate and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, have issued hue and cry that the entire affair is little more than Genocide against the gentle Dineh-Navajo. Many have resigned shortly after being appointed. The Environmental impacts of the strip mining and the slurry pipeline are not only horrifying but many are not lawful. Some officials have equated the behavior of Senator McCain's laws and the activities of his Senate Committee and that of the Government to enforce same, to be on a par with that of the Nazis during WWII, and have suggested that same will remain "a blotch upon the history" of America for a very long time. See the attached Press Release top right for details about the hue and cry.

Amendments to US Public Law PL 93-531 in:

* 1996 (Partition Fence),
* 1999 (Settlement and Eviction),
* 2001 (Enforcement of Resettlement Mandates) and
* 2005 (Expansion of Resettlement),

all of which were authored and introduced before the US Senate by Senator John McCain. For the past 8 years, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (Hon. Abdeltalif Amor) on Indigenous People's Rights and the United Nations' have been issuing most vigorous condemnation of human rights violations they say, after very lengthy investigations, that the US Government is and has been committing against the Dineh-Navajo from Arizona. Senator McCain's legislative activities against the Dineh-Navajo in Arizona have led to the very first UN Human Rights investigation inside the USA in history.

Senator McCain has also introduced a bill this year, before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, intended to strip away Indian Casino Operations, the sole source after Arts and Crafts that most Tribes have for funding Education, Housing, Health Care and Law and Tribal Security, for their peoples. This would also open most Tribes up to looting of their lands and resources, lacking the funds to legally defend themselves from carpetbagging.

The Dineh-Navajo, who have been progressively victimized by McCain and others over the course of three decades, have no Casino and little by way of financial resources to defend their legal rights with, a difficult position when up against one of the Senate's most powerful figures and the largest Coal Mining company in the US. As a result, during their three decades long peaceful resistance to the avarice of Senator McCain and greed of Peabody Group, they've been handed legal setback after legal setback, while a phony adversary tribal counsel composed by Peabody testifies over and over again against their rights before an egregiously "gullible" US Senate, House, and Supreme Court.

The organization, Common Cause, suggests McCain received large numbers of street name campaign contributions backing his three Presidential runs, and allegations have been made that Senator McCain's family liquor distribution business, operated by his Wife, landed huge "payback" contracts in Las Vegas, Nevada where the Coal supplied lower costpower via the Mohave Generating Station in Loughlin operated by giant Bechtel Corporation. Meanwhile, the forced resettlements have led to disease and early death among more than 7,000 of the Dineh-Navajo.

ACSA study reveals that after assembling a team of "pro-Peabody Western Coal" Indians and obtaining a false "Hopi-Navajo" Tribal Counsel designation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for these paid Tribal representatives, in the period 1974-1996, Senator McCain was able to get large bands of the Dineh-Navajo relocated off their lands, so that Peabody Western could mine the coal under their farms at nominal expense. Common Cause has suggested McCain was indirectly compensated by street name cash contributions to his Federal Election Fund during three Presidential runs, and through a family beer and liquor distribution business with Las Vegas Casinos who benefited from the coal driven power he supplied. McCain's wife operates the business.

FOR MORE INFO and A FILM ON THE SUBJECT VISIT

http://www.cain2008.org and click "ENTER >"

Watch the film, "Vanishing Prayer", but bring kleenex. It is a story that demonstrates why McCain and his peers do not belong in public office

Posted by: Natasha | August 21, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I'm loosing my bearings alot of spelling mistakes but it happens when you are over sixty years and stinking rich!!!

Posted by: Pedeen | August 21, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

MULTI HOUSING FAMILY

Though the wealth is both his and his spouse's,
And he fancies he's close to the throne,
Politicians who live in glass houses
Should know just how many they own.

www.newsandverse.com
Light verse, ripped from the headlines

Posted by: Kevin Pierce | August 21, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

The republicans are using dirty politics and name calling. They should stop, Barak is above that. Right?

Posted by: Bmore Matt | August 21, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

...The time has come for Mr Obama to finally begin to take on McCaint and is cronies, and to jump on them faster and quicker...he has been to complacent to allow McCaint to smear and lie about Mr Obama

...its time to give McCaint a few "rights" to that swollen cheek of his from the "left"......

Posted by: AlexP1 | August 21, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

If you voted for Bush you are to blame for the current state of our country and you should actually be deported to the country of Texas.

If you vote for McCain you are voting to keep our economy in the gutter, although he will improve the war efforts and possibly clean up those messes Bush caused. We might even catch and kill Bin Laden, wow imagine that completing the actual mission. If McCain would have stayed the maverick and not bent over for the religious right he would have already won.

If you vote for Obama you are voting for alot of unknowns. Illinois has produce an occassional great politician but generally the politicians in Illinois are the most corrupt in the country. People may be holding onto the possibilty of change too much with him.

What people really need to do is vote for anyone not a Democrat or Republican. This two party system has divided and destroyed the foundation of this country. We need more choices and until people actually vote for the 3rd choice you have only yourselves to blame. Now initially you may have to vote for a total moron, but really, what have you all been voting for the last century.

Posted by: VotersAreToBlame | August 21, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes the McCain apologist rush to the blog with bad facts, what a shocker considering their candidate is so out of touch. Lets see Rove and company attack McCains family in 2000, and he crumpled like a cheap suit. So what will he do when faced against the leader of another country? Not much. And for those who keep referring to Obama as Hussein, nice try, did you learn this at your weekly Klan meetings????

Posted by: American First | August 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

McSame is the most confused old man since Ronnie Raygun.

Posted by: Bill Monroe | August 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

watch video of McCain talking about his failed first marrige at http://www.mccanes.com

Posted by: Peter | August 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Also, sure Obama vacationed in Hawaii, but that's where his Grandma lives and where he spent a good part of his formative years! They're beating the guy up for visiting his Grandma and playing with his daughters and spending quality time with his family! How RUDE! And yes, how un-American, John McUnameriCain!

Posted by: Jinxilla | August 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Mcain without Cindy could be another homeless veteran! no I'm wrong he was the son of Admiral? yes but Mcain the sondbird is a hero by athe American standard! ask the Vietcog who the real Mcain is!!

Posted by: Pedeen | August 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

WE CAN NOT AFORD LET mcane be president when he can not manage his property.

Posted by: JOJO | August 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if he has seven addresses stitched to the inside of his shirt just in case he gets lost during his daily 5AM walk to the corner? Don't forget, dinner is at 3PM.

Posted by: SeanD | August 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

"Sorry but your opinions do not mean much"????

Yes they do... On election day they are worth the same as yours.

Posted by: John | August 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Madhypnotist | August 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

It seems like some of you fools are going to let your wealth envy make the decision for you. Neither of them are poor and neither one of them are one of the "regular people". By the way.. When is Osama going to talk abut something of substance. Change is a good word, but shouldnt be the only thing coming from a presidential candidate's mouth. Maybe there isnt any substance behind the celebrity.

Posted by: GD | August 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

maybe he could have his brother move in then. Cause his brother lives in a shack...
http://www.nypost.com/seven/08212008/news/nationalnews/barack_brother_in_shack_shock_125404.htm

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

You Say Rezko, I say Charles Keating Junior.

McCain calls the Keating scandal ''my asterisk.'' Over the years, his opponents have failed to turn it into a period.
Arizona Republic - 1999

Yeah, let's put that guy in charge of overseeing the Federal Banking system.

Read on:

"It all started in March 1987. Charles H Keating Jr., the flamboyant developer and anti-porn crusader, needed help. The government was poised to seize Lincoln Savings and Loan, a freewheeling subsidiary of Keating's American Continental Corp.

As federal auditors crawled all over Lincoln, Keating was not content to wait and hope for the best. He'd spread a lot of money around Washington, and it was time to call in his chits.

One of his first stops was Sen. Dennis DeConcini. The Arizona lawmaker was one of Keating's most loyal friends in Congress, and for good reason. Keating had given thousands of dollars to DeConcini's campaigns. At one point, DeConcini even pushed Keating for ambassador to the Bahamas, where Keating owned a luxurious vacation home.

Now Keating had a job for DeConcini. He wanted him to organize a meeting with the regulators. The message: Get off Lincoln's back. Eventually, DeConcini would set up a meeting between five senators and the regulators. One of them was John McCain.

McCain knew Keating well. His ties to the home builder dated to 1981, when the two men met at a Navy League dinner where McCain was the speaker.

After the speech, Keating walked up to McCain and told him that he, too, was a Navy flier, and that he greatly respected McCain's war record. He met McCain's wife and family. The two men became friends.

Charlie Keating always took care of his friends, especially those in politics. John McCain was no exception.

In 1982, during McCain's first run for the House, Keating held a fund-raiser for him, collecting more than $11,000 from 40 employees of American Continental Corp. McCain would spend more than $550,000 to win the primary and the general election.

In 1983, during McCain's second House race, Keating hosted a $1,000-a-plate dinner for McCain, though he had no serious competition and coasted into his second term. When McCain pushed for the Senate in 1986, Keating was there with more than $50,000.

By 1987, McCain had received about $112,000 in political contributions from Keating and his associates.

McCain had also carried a little water for Keating in Washington. While in the House, McCain, along with a majority of representatives, co-sponsored a resolution to delay new regulations designed to curb risky investments by thrifts like Lincoln."
Arizona Republic - 1999

Posted by: Patriotic Imposter | August 21, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain is old, clueless and and out of touch. Be fearless and smart, vote Obama.

Posted by: Glenn | August 21, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the media.

Focusing on the issues again. And the good little American voter just feeding right into it.

Obama played his part just right too.

Posted by: Fed Up With Them All | August 21, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

So stupid ... McCain will be talking about Obama's "57 states" gaffe next. Instead of talking about the issues, both candidates are getting caught up in this ridiculous lowbrow politiking.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Real Americans Vote for McCain… (McCain could never answer a question about wealth? He has so much of it)

Posted by: GOP Party = Greed | August 21, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Continue pounding this! McCain thinks that those earning $5 Million are the rich ones. Which mean he'll continue giving them more taxes while middle America pays for them! Now he doesn't even know how many homes he owns! McCain is filthy rich and he doesn't giva s%^* about us.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I cant believe McCain doesnt know how many houses he owns, not counting the fact that he thinks you have to make 5 mill a year to be wealthy? WTF McCain is a PRO WAR> the commenter is right above. McCain only has stories., in the forum he didnt even answer questions. Instead he told stories which he has memorized and repeated at everytown hall meeting he has ever had. Obama might lead to the great depression. But McCain will probably lead to the Great Depression with a side of WWIII. We should probably elect someone who has to at least live with the choices they make in the white house. McCain will be checking out soon, What does he care if he leaves this country in a mess. The US presidency is just a prize to him. I hate the two party system. Obama is right to say McCain is out of touch and a hot head. John McCain does have a temper, I saw the video of him blowing up on a former senator and dropping the f bomb. http://www.mccanes.com Y

Posted by: Luke | August 21, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why anyone wants to vote for MCCain:
He has a flawed character like Edwards cheated on his disabled wife and divorced her for a rich woman, told her is separated and lied about his age, was involved in the Keating Five scandal, is telling what voters want they want to hear but will stab in their backs once he is elected, when he loses his temper then he shows his true face, his first reaction to Russia made me worried. We cannot afford a guy who would do more harm to us and our children. IF you don't like Obama then please don't vote. Don't trust MCCain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Martin | August 21, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama will be just fine. Hes weathered a book called Obama Nation. Soon they will be making a movie about Barry OBama's teen years http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: Kanye | August 21, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Those of you that seem to know Obama will be a bad President are the same people that knew George Bush would be a good one.

Sorry but your opinions do not mean much.

Posted by: Mike D | August 21, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Well, It seems most people dont know what John and Cindy Mcain are:john cheated on his first wife;(dishonesty), his wife disown her half sisters(Washington Post Style-08/20/08) so that she can have all her Dads millions to herself, yet she claims to be patriotic, my question is if you can disown your own sisters,How can you be patriotic? the same old gimmics from the GOP play books, that is so old politics, so Mcbush, Mcsame, Dirty old Grand'pa

Posted by: Freddie | August 21, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Remember the savings and loans debacle that cost millions of Americans their money in the 1980's.. That was the Keating Five. You know the housing slump due to deregulation. That was Phil Graham.
You say Rezko I say Keating Five.. And there are tapes of John McCain too. Btw, Obama received no special favors. Ask John McCain why he allowed his son to lobby him? Why is the McCain business against D.A.R.E?

Posted by: Ann | August 21, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

We all know Cindy is rich, which is not a crime considering today's Democrats are just as rich as Republicans if not more.

McCain's not knowing how many houses they own is a positive indication on how much he cares about his self interest. He does mean that his country is before his self interest, when he said this over and over again. What we don't want is to elect somebody that constantly counts how much he or she owns before and after the election.

Obama camp'd better find something positive or constructive to attack McCain, because he shouldn't repeat the Hillary route to damage himself one more time. She is all smiling for 2012 when his polls came down.
Obama has to stop hurting himself.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, McDraft, for the "Mr. Burns" moment - you just blew the air out of your "I'm ordinary folk" b.s. Add your comments about being open to a draft and your running back to the right regarding a pro-choice candidate, you have given the DNC convention all the ammo they need this week. LOL!!!

Posted by: 2008 | August 21, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Brian Rogers "THERE ARE NO PRIVATE BEACHES IN HAWAII....MORON" Get your facts right...besides McCain comes from a priviledge background......Obama does not.....I don't think McCain has had to work hard ever in his life to get what he wanted. It was handed to him on silver spoon or his wife silver spoon....

Posted by: Hawaiian | August 21, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

The real difference is that Obama grew up poor with a single mom, then helped a lot of laid off people in Chicago as they struggled to pick themselves up and rebuild their lives. He's only recently been wealthy.
At least he worries about the price of SOMETHING! At least arugula is food (I think). McCain hasn't had to worry about money his entire life. First the son and grandson of an admirals, he still barely managed to graduate. Family money then, family money now.
I'll say it again: Obama might be rich now, but he was poor and has worked for what he has. He didn't use Rezko's money to buy his house; at the worst he might've gotten a slightly better loan rate (although that's been debunked as well).
When did working hard and pulling yourself up become un-American?!

Posted by: Jerry S. | August 21, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Each day McCain and his camp shows just how stupid with each passing minute. McCain looked like a complete degrepid old fart yesterday while reading cards attempting to attack Obama. At one point he could even see the cards, he was getting ready to ask someone in the audience if they could pronounce the word. What a moron!! Picture that, an old moron and an old harlot in the white house pimping the American people, the same way they pimped their own families and the way the Bush Adminstration pimped the middle class!!!! Boy, it's a whole lotta pimping going around!!!

Posted by: Lucy | August 21, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me GOP is all about rich people protecting their money, their investment in Georgia, and just putting a dummy like George Bush or John McCain to feign a likeness to common people

Posted by: Josh | August 21, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Which is harder, and takes more strenght to do?

1) Punch a man in the face who had just insulted your wife.

2) Calmly explain to a man that he is wrong about insulting your wife, and explain to him that this will not be tolerated.

Watch any kungfu movie and you will now that true strenght is in the ability to stay calm and focused.

We can't go punch countries in the face because they insult us.

Of course, when that man insults your wife again, You beat the f*cking sh8t out of him. At least you gave that man a chance to realize his mistake.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

"I'm a Democrat. Why does Obama choose an issue for which he is equally able to get clobbered as an issue to go after McCain, i.e., how rich McCain is? I could never live the McCain life-style, but then again, I don't own a Chicago mansion or vacation in million dollar Hawaiin beach houses. Why can't the Democrats get smart about this election?"

Difference:

Obama earned his money.

McCain was born with it and then married into more.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

So that's where my beer money goes.

Posted by: ernest | August 21, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a VERY charitable guy;

Toward the end of each month, when the Navajos on the reservation are running out of cash - the McCains send them their old beer (that has gone out of date) from their beer business so that the Navajos can continue to get drunk and stay addicted to alcohol - so then they'll continue to buy beer when they get their Gov't checks at the first of the month.

That's just the kind of people the McCains are!!!

Posted by: Vote Magoo he's an adulteror too! | August 21, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

7 houses is probably conservative - his Sedona AZ cabin property has several houses on it.

But the elitist house issue is not what will prevent me for voting McCain (although the though of more GOP economics makes me shudder), it is his blustery neocon go to war ask question later foreign policy. We don't need an even more trigger happy president than the one we have now.

Obama 08

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I ask the women out there who talk about women's rights and question if Hillary's loss isn't partly due to sexism... stick up for Cindy McCain. A millionaire who choses to keep her own finances? A women who keeps investments and real estate under her OWN name and NOT her husbands- and yet she is being criticized and bashed? A woman who isn't letting her husband take credit for what is not HIS but HERS- and yet somehow this is bad.

Stand up women- your voice needs to be heard.

Posted by: RightPOV | August 21, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Democrat. Why does Obama choose an issue for which he is equally able to get clobbered as an issue to go after McCain, i.e., how rich McCain is? I could never live the McCain life-style, but then again, I don't own a Chicago mansion or vacation in million dollar Hawaiin beach houses. Why can't the Democrats get smart about this election?

Posted by: Clint Zumbado | August 21, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Maybe McCain owns a home in all 57 states.

This is an veiled attack on McCain's age.

It is also an attack on McCain's wife.

Michelle Obama is now fair game

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Which is harder, and takes more strenght to do?

1) Punch a man in the face who had just insulted your wife.

2) Calmly explain to a man that he is wrong about insulting your wife, and explain to him that this will not be tolerated.

Watch any kungfu movie and you will now that true strenght is in the ability to stay calm and focused.

We can't go punch countries in the face because they insult us.

Of course, when that man insults your wife again, You beat the f*cking sh8t out of him. At least you gave that man a chance to realize his mistake.

Posted by: Tim | August 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

> "Obama's argument that he understand the economy better and that the Republican candidate doesn't get it"

underSTANDS.

Doesn't the post use copy editors anymore?

> "candidate's seven residents are evidence"

What seven residents? Does he have seven women tied up in his basement?

-- faye kane, homeless brain
Read more of my smartmouth opinions at http://blog.myspace.com/fayekane

Posted by: faye kane | August 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

How dare MCCain be so rich when I am so poor that we had no place to live and my buddy Rezko had to buy me some houses?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Regarding the McCain campaign response- State law dictates that Hawaii's shorelines are public. There are no private beaches in Hawaii.

Posted by: td450 | August 21, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, here come the lies from the McSame camp as they attempt to deal with another moment created by McSame's senile dementia. Now, let's see, among other things, McSame does not know how many homes he owns and he believes that a border exist between Pakistan and Iraq. We can certainly scratch the economy and foreign policy from McSame's so-called "strengths". Obama 08!!!

Posted by: caliguy55 | August 21, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm ... someone who can't remember how many houses he owns is hoping to run the most powerful country in the world?

Posted by: Sam | August 21, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the anti christ. Vote for me little Bush I mean John McCain....What day is it again?

Posted by: J. McCain | August 21, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain's America is the U.S. as it existed in 1959, indisputably the most powerful nation on Earth, with an overwhelmingly white middle-class population that believed without any skepticism in American moral superiority in the world, that the U.S. really did defend freedom. Unfortunately, he never learned the lessons of Vietnam and Iraq -- that U.S. power is limited, that the U.S. must get along with other nations and work with other nations, and that Osama bin Laden notwithstanding, the U.S. is quite capable of doing plenty of evil in the world all by itself.

Posted by: ArtDodger | August 21, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"Do you really want McCain, Gramm, and Fiorina running the economy?"
Sure.I would rather have them run America than Obama,Rezko,Rev Wright and the ilk.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

THERE ARE NO PRIVATE BEACHES IN HAWAII.ALL
OUR BEACHES ARE PUBLIC.SO, OBAMA WAS OUT HERE MINGLING WITH REGULAR FOLKS AND WE LOVED IT!

Posted by: HAWAIIGAL | August 21, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Mike....No, McCain won't take care of his family...he beat his cripple wife's arse and threw her cripple arse under the bus with child...hmmmm...then married the harlot who is the daughter of a harlot who also destroyed a marriage. McFool and Cindy, forged the will of her fathers and deleted her two half sisters, took the money and ran. It's all mob money anyways. Obama doesn't really know his father, his father left him at 2 years old. He's been raised on welfare by his white poor mother. McCain's story is a heck of a lot different. He's a coward warmonger.....who thinks he's patriotic while pimping the American people. What a fine candidate, I might add!

Posted by: Lucy | August 21, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about the houses…. Who is going to help the US start anther war for the rich folk to profit and keep screwing the working class.(Everything is corporate driven, there still trying to take what is left from the working man) The U.S is a very divide country, just drive down the street sheepeople… Vote for Obama for a change. If you can’t see the light, god help ya brotha

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

McCain’s campaign staff counts 4 houses across the country, but Newsweek and the Washington Post count 7. Which is it John McCain? -- Boy, McCain's maverick "straight talk" is just so refreshing, err, well entertaining anyway.

Posted by: john | August 21, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

You trust Obama to be strong? What a joke! He let Hillary push him around!
I live in Arizona. The amount of charity work the McCains do is staggering, Including the Navajo Nation, blankets, food, clothing, medical care, every winter they look up for the helicopters bringing them relief. Ask them who sent them! the McCains.

Posted by: Rusty | August 21, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I look at it this way: McCain clearly doesn't understand the economy by his own admission. Given that he picked the failed CEO of Hewlett-Packard (who was given an exit package of millions when the board kicked her out for driving the company to ruin) as his technical and economic adviser, there's no hope that he will come to understand it no matter who his VP pick is.

McCain wants to cut the taxes of foreign oil companies and pretend that they'll trickle down to you. Because, you know, they're making record profits, so it's not like they could afford to lower gas prices now. Obama wants a middle class tax cut, so the money goes to us directly.

So, we can either give money to oil companies and hope they pass the savings on to us with that gas tax cut by lowering the taxes for foreign oil companies, or give the money directly to the people who need it with a middle class tax cut.

Gee, brilliant plan, McCain. Way to help those poor, needy oil companies. Must have learned that from Bush. Wasn't his oil company executive experience supposed to help lower prices? No wonder you're making the same worthless campaign promises he did. With any luck, we'll hit $8/gallon gas if McCain is elected and those poor oil executives won't have to get by with just 6 homes instead of 7.

Posted by: Joe | August 21, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Well, once again McCrane got his foot in his mount, first he did not know the price of milk, well we can cut him some slack that he does not go shopping (i dont go shopping too, my wife does). But not remembering how many homes he owns? there seems to be a pattern in here,,,, what else, does he remember how many children he has from both wives (or is it one wife by his memory...) McCrane needs to get down from his high crane...

Posted by: observer | August 21, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

People are missing the point. I don't care how many homes McCain owns. Let's not forget that the vast majority of their wealth comes from his wife and that McCain has always kept separate finances - so it would make sense that McCain wouldn't have an immediate answer. Candidly I'm more concerned about who is going to stand up to the mistakes of the Bush administration than who owns the most or the least houses. I want a President with a new vision and direction. Give me Obama -- Obama is the RIGHT man for the RIGHT time. We need new leadership in Washington.

Posted by: ZI | August 21, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Do you really want McCain, Gramm, and Fiorina running the economy?

I guess all the ones wanting a war with Russia are too old for the draft, or plan to avoid it like the Chickenhawks in our current administration.

Posted by: Michael | August 21, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Jose....interestingly, Rezko admitted that the prosecutors and right winged jackarses tried to get him to tie Obama to his crimes but he said that he refused to drag a good man down with his wrongdoings? The prosecutors said they have absolutely nothing on Obama....Boy, I tell you, you conservatives lie so much that you don't even know when you are telling the truth or lying! LMAO.....McCain's a rich old fart. That's why he kicked the cripple wife under the bus and he and his momma sued her for the kitchen sink and the microwave...while Cindy stood by and jerked her sisters for their father fortune....and you want this old geezer to be our Prez...You have got to be kidding...Oh, by the way, 4,000 dead soldiers aren't enough trophies to add in the old fart's war chest so now he admits that once he gets elected, he will impose the draft...out of his own mouth during his town hall meeting...

Posted by: Lucy | August 21, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

"Here's the difference: AMNESTY-JOHN and his wife paid for their homes with their own money."

To be more accurage, John "7th Commandment" McCain didn't pay for any of his homes, Cindy "Homewrecker" Hensley McCain paid for them with money she cheated away from her two half-sisters.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

What an angry retort by the McCain side, and before the applause settled on Obama's comments. Had this not hit a sore point in the McCain persona, another of many gaffes, the response would have been less charged. The Rovian minions are nasty people. Another gaffe by McCain yesterday was agreeing with a town hall questioner about the need for a military draft; this on top of his $5 million comment Saturday night. Look for more ugliness from the minion group as their candidate continues to make their lives more difficult. The campaign has the appearance of water going down the bathtub drain.

Posted by: Lou R | August 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Don't scream too loudly about Rezko since all of Cindy McCain's money came from organized crime. The beer distributorship that she inherited came through the Bronfman family. McCain's start in politics was fully funded by his contacts with organized crime.

See These links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl7_XAtHwtQ

http://www.hiddenmysteries.org/conspiracy/reststory/bronfmanscrime.html

Posted by: kaj | August 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

They're both right. John McSame is a rich authoritarian elitist, and Barack Obama is a rich authoritarian elitist. Which one is more rich, more authoritarian, or more elitist doesn't rally matter. Think for yourself. Act for yourself and the world. Don't let the media or the Parties control how you think about political matters.

Posted by: Dean Tuckerman | August 21, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Well IZ - YOU might not care but I DO b/c I finally want a presidet whose going to get that most Americans care about whats happening here in AMERICA & not warring all over the dang world! I want a president who knows what it means to struggle & will
F I X T H E E C O N O M Y !! -- John "7 H O U S E S" McCAIN
N E E D N O T A P P L Y!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

LMAO
I'll bet McCain would take care of his family and not let his half brother starve to death. You are an idot

Posted by: Mike | August 21, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Time for Obama to come right back.

"Eating argula is more elitist than owing 7 homes? You've got to be kidding.

As long as you like strong-tasting greens, you can go to the store and buy some arugula, but I guess to get 7 homes all you have to do is cheat on your wife with an heiress and then get her to marry you.

Come on, O, take the gloves ALL the way off.

Posted by: RealCalGal | August 21, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

WAR WAR WAR...!!! I want the U.S to fight Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, and start another with China.
Real Americans want WAR WAR WAR!!!! Vote for McCain. I have my money invest with Military stock not to mention my Oil deals, Dame, it feels good to be a American Corporate Gangster

Posted by: Cheney- | August 21, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

McCain is sooo rich.. and poor little Obama is just a broke guy just like the rest of us. He's so poor he had to ask his buddy Rezko to buy the land next to his little $2million dollar house so he could get a deal for it. His poor wify had to make ends meet with her little $400,000/year salary. I'm glad he's not out of touch with us. And he has sacrificed so much serving in public office and getting multi-million dollar book deals instead of getting a big salary as a lawyer. No wonder he's so in touch with us bitter clingers!

Posted by: Jose | August 21, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Indeed - McCain probably belongs to country clubs that wouldn't allow someone of Obama's color even serve as caddy. Afterall, McCain did say he wasn't very good with economics. yeah - let him lead the country

Posted by: Not relevant | August 21, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Mike, Obama only have one home...idiot...stick to the facts!!! Your jerk arse candidate is the one with 7 mansions! LMAO

Posted by: Lucy | August 21, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

McCain is of the ruling-class and he will protect ruling-class interests, not the interests of the everyman. McCain cannot be trusted. If you’re a working-class person who cares about keeping a roof over his head, you’d better do yourself a favor and vote for Obama.

Posted by: Hilary Smith | August 21, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

People are missing the point. I don't care how many homes McCain owns. Let's not forget that the vast majority of their wealth comes from his wife and that McCain has always kept separate finances - so it would make sense that McCain wouldn't have an immediate answer. Candidly I'm more concerned about who is going to stand up to Putin than who owns the most or the least houses. I want a President with experience. Give me McCain (the most liberal of all Republicans) or give me Hillary (she was robbed!) -- Obama is the WRONG man for the WRONG time. He should have waited his turn and gained some real-world experience.

Posted by: IZ | August 21, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: siba | August 21, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

A Million dollar 'Mansion?' LOL

Please show me where a million bucks buys a 'Mansion.'

McCain's wife is an extremely wealthy heiress, I seriously doubt even one of their homes is worth under 5 Million. I'll bet that their 'main' MANSION is easily worth 20 Mill.

And let's not forget that Obama was still paying off his student loans through sales of his books. McCain is absurd.

Posted by: Jim | August 21, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama...tell those McFool folks to bring it on....Cindy McCain's money is tied to Mafia connections..McCain's money is tied to drugs! Tell them to bring it on!!! We won't even mention the oil and the lobbyist money...we'll just keep it on the crime boss families....McCain is an old jackarse with a crimminal history and story of being a fun'ing coward in the airforce!! Now he wants to impose the draft..that old geezer should just literally drop the f$ck dead!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I think the Annoited One needs to drop this. Where did he get the money to buy his homes? Also, didn't he make a comment on how many states he has been to 57 or so.

Posted by: Mike | August 21, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

"How many homes does Ted Kennedy own?? Or does he shop at Wal-mart?? Who cares!! World war 111 may be looming, get the guy with experience and worldwide respect in the office!! That isn't Obama!"

IF/when the war starts I will trust Obama to make much better decisions about it. I also fully expect McCain will be involved in starting WWIII.

Please debate me on the fact that McCain has no diplomacy, and will rather fight then talk. I want a man that communicates well, not a man that talks without listening.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

According to the FNC doc about Obama, after digging up the story, spending significant time on it, it was declared that there is no evidence of any wrong doing on his part. He who voted for arguably the worse President in the history of the United States of America twice, now tells me to vote for John McCain once.

Posted by: hmmm | August 21, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

If he asks everything to his staff, he is an id--- not a President.

Posted by: TZ | August 21, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Here is the kicker...Cindy McCain forged her father's will (she and McCain) over and over again until the actual signatures aren't legible. Cindy's half sister can't afford an attorney so she can't even fight the wicked step sister, Cindy...So all those billions and many mansions owned by the McGrunts are stolen from other siblings and tied up from the mafia which is how Cindy and John McGooball made their money! So Obama's camp should throw some ice on the old grunt with the sources to back up the McFool's crime ties. I know McCain's folks or the Red faced Bubba...I actually HATE the Clintons don't want to go there on the crimminal stories...(it's ashame what seems to be happening to a couple of her supporters, though...hmmmm....I guess God don't like ugly)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Bring it on Obama-lets talk about houses!Bring your buddy Rezko along as well!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an elitist because:

He went to an elite college.
He has an elite intellegence.


McCain is an elitist because:

His daddy past down elite military fame.
His wife gave him an elite amount of money.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama just rented an 8 million dollar home in Hawaii. McCain can't remember how many homes he owns. Obama bought his with a guy going to prison. Sounds like an issue they should both drop. Hey, it looks like McCain may break 200,000 at the real-time open poll at http://www.bop-o-rama.com. Obama is already over 400,000. this poll does not show the race as close as the poll over at Gallup.

Posted by: acarponzo | August 21, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans would use it too, and, to be honest, it does matter. If McCain were Warren Buffet he might own seven thousand and still turn it to a positive: Warren Buffet worked for what he has. McCain dumped his cancer ridden wife and inherited it from Cindy, who came by it, in turn, by estranging her father from her other two sisters. I imagine John McCain doesn't know how many golf memberships he has, either.

Posted by: David | August 21, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

And the Alzheimer's starts...

Posted by: clearandsimple | August 21, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

The bottom line: Yes, the economy stinks and it is for two reasons:
1) war is expensive
2) the war destabilized the region and drove up gas prices

McCain is more of a war monger than Bush. If you think our economy stinks now, try paying for a McCain administration: war, more war, and still more war. He is a born and raised hot-head, trigger-happy, beligerant, arrogant.
The change we need is foe America to stop being strong and mean. John McCain would not bring that change and he is proud of it.
The change we need is for America to be strong and proud. Obama is the agent of that change.

Posted by: Thoren | August 21, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Throw me into that briar patch. Maybe I can get my wife to keep up with how many houses she has bought.

Posted by: FLTNVA | August 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain may own many houses but I am sure that not even one of these houses were bought with freebies from any slum landlords like Rezko.

Posted by: J | August 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

McMansions does not now how many houses he has and thinks, just jocking though, that 5 mill is the threshold to be rich!!!!!!

Get this elitist out of our face, we are hurting with this economy and I don;t need a patronizing billionaire that has lived all his live on the Government dole to tell me who is rich and who should be taxed!!!

Posted by: James | August 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

How many homes does Ted Kennedy own?? Or does he shop at Wal-mart?? Who cares!! World war 111 may be looming, get the guy with experience and worldwide respect in the office!! That isn't Obama!

Posted by: Pamela | August 21, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Which is more out of touch with society?

A man gets a deal on his house.

OR

A man owns 7 houses and forgets it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Is this one home Obama owns the same one he got through his buddy Rezko that included a $300,000 cut in price? I think he just needs to drop this one.

Posted by: sanbar216 | August 21, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Here's the difference: AMNESTY-JOHN and his wife paid for their homes with their own money.

Hussein got his mansion via a deal with sleazy lobbyist, slum landlord, and pal Tony Rezko, who is now a convicted felon. There have been numerous shady real estate deals between hussein and Rezko - including the lot next to hussein's Chicago mansion that was purchased by Rezko, then sold to hussein at a bargain-basement price. The Los Angeles Times reported that it had found that Rezko and his associates had given hussein "more than $200,000 in donations since 1995."

The suspicious, pay-off-like dealings between Rezko and his partner-in-crime hussein were originally exposed many, many months ago, but these were as well hidden by the liberal media as was edwards' affair and love-child. The sleaze between the Chicago Cretin and Rezko stinks well beyond Chicago. Hopefully, the voters of America will get a good whiff of it.

Posted by: ALEX H. | August 21, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha. Who's the "elitist" now?

Posted by: SpaceCat | August 21, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Senator Obama may open a can of worms by trying to relate number/size of homes to feeling the pain of ordinary people. Most people who are feeling the pain don't live in mansions the size of Obama's or have the help of friends like Tony Rezko who bought the adjoining lot, which I think was a part of the negotiated price he paid.

Neither candidate is of modest means, no matter how hard the Obama campaign would like to paint him that way. I don't begrudge people their homes or their wealth, but I do have a problem with candidates not acknowledging that they are doing very well in a financial sense.

Obama's mother may have had to use food stamps when he was a child, but he has friends and associates who have guided and mentored him on his path to the nomination. There is no shame in that, but don't try to pretend that you are something you aren't.

Posted by: annetta | August 21, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Ever ask Cindy or John McCain what they pay for the price of arugula at Whole Foods? Where they shop? Do you know how filthy rich the McCain's are? Where the hell do you think they shop for their groceries? Walmart?! Costco?! Hell no. And do you really think they give a rat's ass about how much anything costs at the grocery store? They're filthy filthy rich! They send somebody out to buy the stuff for them. But Obama, he makes a comment about the price of arugula at Whole Foods and all of a sudden he becomes an elitist! Obama actaully makes a reference to the price of food going up and bam! Oh my God he's out of touch! And what's that makes John McCain? In touch? The guy can't even open an Email or rememeber how many houses he owns!!!

And where the hell do you think the McCain's go on vacation? Do you think maybe, just maybe, they've rented a private home on a beach somewhere? Stayed at a upscale spa resort? A fancy 5 star downtown high-end hotel? No, wait, they stay at the Holiday Inn and Motel 6!!! You idiots, do you have any idea of the Country Club the McCain's belong to and the company they keep?

If you've ever worked in the service industry or had to pay a mortgage payment on a 30 year loan you might have some idea what I'm talking about here.

Posted by: Factory Worker, Akron Ohio | August 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Better that McCain own 100 homes he can buy than only one home that he cannot. So he gets assistance from a Chicago crook.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 21, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

If he is 72 and still don't know how much he has annnn maybe he got to much which is why he thinks you only rich if makng more than 5 millions ohh ok thats why he gives breaks to people making 2.5 millions because that is the Middle class in his head. which make 95% of us in america poor people.

Posted by: J. Bello | August 21, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Why hasn't the Washing Post reported that his staff got back with a low end figure of homes owned by the McCains. At least 4.

I guess it could be 20. But they said at least 4. At least. Probably more.

Posted by: Crempole Stalwart | August 21, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

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