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Obama says McCain Camp Turned Comment Into 'Racially Incendiary Remark'

By Jonathan Weisman

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Sen. Barack Obama conceded Saturday morning that allegations he made that Republicans would try to "scare" voters by raising his appearance and name did allude to race, but he said it was rival John McCain's campaign that transformed general comments about his unusual biography into a "racially incendiary remark."

"I don't think it's accurate to say my comments have nothing to do with race," he told reporters here. But, he elaborated, "here's what I was saying, and I think it should be undisputed: I don't come out of central casting when it comes to presidential races, for a whole range of reasons. I'm young, new to the national scene. My name is Barack Obama. I'm African American. I was born in Hawaii. I spent time in Indonesia. I do not have the typical biography of a presidential candidate."

From that, he said, the McCain campaign has tried to portray him as "risky."
"In no way do I think John McCain's campaign was being racist," he concluded. "They're cynical, and I think they want to distract people from the real issues."

Obama offered some grudging respect for the McCain campaign's negative advertising and statements, that began this week charging that Obama is willing to lose a war to win the campaign, moved on to say he would not visit wounded soldiers without a media entourage, then compared him to celebrities such as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and concluded by mocking him as the Messiah.

"If you think about this week, what they've been good at is distraction," he said. "You've got statistics saying we've lost another 50,000 jobs, that Florida's in recession for the first time in a decade and a half and what was being talked about were Paris and Britney. And so they're clever on creating distractions from the issues that really matter in people's lives."

As Obama's motorcade pulled into Brevard Community College here, it was greeted by a small clutch of McCain supporters, one of whom held aloft a sign reading, "Titusville welcomes the Messiah."

McCain's campaign released a statement that said "We're glad the Obama campaign retracted Barack Obama's accusation because it was absolutely false, and we're moving on. The only 'cynical' candidate in this election is Barack Obama, who has opposed every element of John McCain's comprehensive energy plan that includes additional oil drilling, affordable nuclear energy and gas tax relief for hardworking families."

By Washington Post Editor  |  August 2, 2008; 12:11 PM ET
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Posted by: BoomToife | August 13, 2008 3:22 AM | Report abuse

McCain did not call obama "Racist". Obama bots some how wants to distract from real issues of Obama Character and radical associations, inexperience , anti-american wife...

Posted by: Martha | August 4, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Attached is a link to an ad that McCain's camp launched in June 2008. They clearly used race as a bait. The ad is pitiful. You decide who played the race card first.

http://www.jedreport.com/2008/08/setting-the-rec.html

My concern is that the media has failed to show this ad and have failed to comment or demand answers to McCain about this ad. We, the American people should demand the media to question McCain's camp about his ad. He has clearly played the race card first. What a shame. This old man is pitiful..and to think that he wants to be in charge of our country which is aready frucked up! My Gosh!


Posted by: Lucy | August 4, 2008 1:42 PM

Posted by: Lucy | August 4, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Here's an interesting little story that the MSM doesn't seem to be picking up:

Black Reporter Singled Out And Asked To Leave Media Area At McCain Rally

http://www.stopthinkvote.com/whatsnew/080208.html



Posted by: DMW, FL | August 4, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

NObama tried to get away with it ("did he mention he was black" in July), but NObama was caught red handed by McCAIN, Lieberman, et. al.

Lieberman is RIGHT - McCAIN for President '08

Posted by: CJB in CA | August 4, 2008 6:52 AM | Report abuse

Everyone can see that Obama is black. But not black in the sense that his family is from the deep south, brought to this country as slaves and discriminated against since emancipation. Obama's experience aligns him more with whites. Obama was raised by whites and was schooled either abroad, in multi-racial Hawaii or in ivy league universities. His blackness was acquired by study with Rev. Wright's TUC.

Michelle, on the other hand, was raised in a comfortable, middle class household. No struggling to pay the bills, her dad had a union job. In my world, if your dad was in a union, your family was rich. And to be black and intelligent - well, you could write your ticket. She didn't attend a historically black college - she went to Princeton. Her "black experience" was accentuated by her juxtaposition to lily white ivies.

Neither of these "black Americans" experienced the racism that they claim. They led pretty normal lives. When Obama points out that he is black, I chuckle. He's much whiter than me.

Posted by: David | August 3, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

The best defense against Schmidt/ Rove/ McCain offensive. Focus on the negative strategy. Use their strength (the negative campaign) against them, repeatedly.

1. The takeover is now complete. The McCain campaign is now run by the Schmidt/ Rove/ Cheneyt/ Neocon/ Haliburton/ Swiftboat/ Smear apparatus. The same team that gave us Bush, the same dirty politics, the same distractions, the same disaster awaiting the country and economy, is now in controlling the McCain campaign.

2. They know how to win Presidential campaigns. And when let loose in the Whitehouse in just 8 short years - they will also run the economy into the ground, lose 50,000 jobs per month to China and India, send billions a month in US wealth to middle east oil despots who stoke terrorism, lose prime US assets to our enemies, lead us into record national debt, the subprime crisis, Enron and more.

3. They must think we are stupid. Vote against Rove, Cheney and the neocons and show them that you can't fool all the people all the time. Tell McCain it is sad that he is embracing the same dirty politics and desperate Bush stretegist that smeared McCain, his family and his adopted Bangladeshi daughter Bridget in 2000.

Posted by: Couper | August 3, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama does not have any solutions to our problems as well.. did you hear about "Inflate your tire" solution for sky rocketing gas prices? :)

Posted by: Mat | August 3, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Exactly..we will not vote for his because of his questionable character, 0 experience, unknown.. anti-american wife.. radical associations..

Wo cares what obama supporters calls us.. it doesn't matter and we remain same before they call us what ever and after they call us what ever. .just they are the ones who are infected by disease to call one and all "racists"..

As you said its a joke now..

Posted by: Rick | August 3, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Not a surprise at all to see obama lovers calling everyone racist :).. We laugh at them and there frustrations to see the criticism and truth about their candidate being vetted atleast here online.
We reject those shameless remarks considering as their uninvited useless opinions and not worthy of any discussion time.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain cannot do anything to please the media but he is not running for media elitist, he is running for President of the U.S.A. and is more experienced, better prepared, has more energy and more apt to obey the Constitution than his esteemed rival, I assure you.

Posted by: parfait4VP | August 3, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

If McCain says nothing he is weak, old and tired (almost dead); if he makes even the slightest response to the Obama camp he is a mean, bitter old man.

Posted by: parfait4VP | August 3, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama cannot win the election without the votes of a large number of White Americans and I am glad to see that most White Americans are not as ignorant as Nicole and some of the other posters here. The people who say that Obama is nothing but an empty suit are trying conceal their racist views, because they know that if their true reasons for not voting for Obama were known, they would be looked down upon by Americans (Whites, Black and others) who are descent people trying to move past the racism that has kept us divided for so long in this country. Remember the KKK hid behind sheets, now they hide behind their words while sitting in front of a computer screen. They would never say in the public square, the things that they write here.

Posted by: joceeco | August 3, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

What would Jesus say about all you psuedo christians that hide behind your racism???

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

to Nicole and the Afghanistan - Black man comment: but you have NO PROBLEM letting a bunch of war mongers like mc LAME send your kids to die in a blood for oil war, talk about a hypocrite... and the "black" comment, says it all. I see you've dusted off the hood and sheet.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

On This Week this morning, David Gergen said "When McCain's camp calls Obama "The Messiah" and "The One", he's really calling him "uppity." I'm from the South, and we understand what that means. That's code."

Like I said to Kathryn and other code speakers and dog whistlers... we KNOW what you are up to - some of us southerners think you are dispicable and are making us all look like a bunch of racists.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama was responding -- maybe if the question was preceded with Facts - the Rasmussen poll would be valid --

McCain put out an ad with Barack's face on the $100 bill BEFORE Barack said anything in response -- he is not injecting race into this -

The only thing Sen Obama is guilty of is injecting CLASS into a despicable political process - he need sone attack dogs -
Why doesn't the media do their job?

Here's the link to the ad- right there on John McCain's You Tube site (and the embed - not sure which works on this site)

Ran June 27th for the first time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDTJDv4hevU
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ALLISON

Posted by: alison | August 3, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama does not seems to be honest to americans. Due to some reason, What ever he says just turns to be another lie. Story about his father, his mother and grand mother.. hiw wife, 20 years pastor wright, his buddy rezko, Auchi.. MalcomX Sharpton, and on and on... He just turned himself into nothing but bunch of lies. He does not have any solutions nor any experience
I do not see a character there and values and principles are missing as he such a hypocrat and untrustworthy.

Posted by: Bill | August 3, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I will not vote for John McCain. His blatant attempt to warp Obama's comments and thus introduce the divisive race issue into this campaign is dangerous for our country and beneath contempt. I was always skeptical of McCain, but I thought I'd hold my nose and vote for him as the best of two alternatives. I still don't know if I can bring myself to vote for Obama, but he clearly is running a much more issue-focused and admirable campaign. For the first time in my adult life I will not be voting for the Republican candidate for president (if that person is John McCain). He's more despicable than I ever could have imagined. That much is for sure.

Posted by: Republican from VA | August 3, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I agree completely except we also can't hand those keys to a known incompetent. John Mccain is the most hated senator in the senate. He has been known from the first day he walked in as "Insane Mccain". He is a dangerous man who doesn't just disagree with rivals but feels he needs to hate them as well. Just look ate his past. He will we, can assume, exhibit the same hateful and irrational attitudes when dealing with foreign powers. We already have one insane world leader in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we don't need a leader of a country with the power of the US that may turn out to be a madman. Mccain is dangerous, just listen to him.
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Will we ever hand over key to our house to an Unknown? But I would safely and confidently hand it over to my Grand father no matter how old he is... Thats more safe and secure than "unknown"

Think about this..

How can we hand over the key to most powerful office in the greatest country america to an unknown candidate? Only thing that we know about him is anti-american wife, 20 years pastor wright and other radical associations and empty "rehtoric".

He should agree and appear for more debate to show who he really is to americans before he asks our votes.

Posted by: Tracey | August 3, 2008 11:18 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Can we allow a McDufus to run the country when he is so out of it he didn't know Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia 15 years ago, didn't know Yugoslavia had broken up into several countries and didn't exist, and who thought Iraq and Pakistan shared a common border when they are 800 miles apart.How could ANYBODY consider voting for such an ignorant man for president?

Posted by: majorteddy | August 3, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

As a life-long Democrat who plans to vote for Sen. McCain, I would like the WP to monitor comments such as Nicole's:

"I am not going to let a lying, self-serving black man send my sons to die in Afghanistan. Obama can go and do the fighting himself."
Posted by: Nicole | August 3, 2008 2:53 AM

Nicole's post appears (at least) twice. This same sort of inflammatory garbage was used against Sen. Clinton and I strongly suspect it is coming from the Obama camp. Please stop the race baiting!

Posted by: Wilson | August 3, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

We can't hand the keys to the white house to someone who married into the mob, either.

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

The guy is a scum. Phoenix/Vegas/LA scum.

Dirty, filthy politician from a dirty, filthy network that bootlegged, ran rackets, and worse.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Will we ever hand over key to our house to an Unknown? But I would safely and confidently hand it over to my Grand father no matter how old he is... Thats more safe and secure than "unknown"

Think about this..

How can we hand over the key to most powerful office in the greatest country america to an unknown candidate? Only thing that we know about him is anti-american wife, 20 years pastor wright and other radical associations and empty "rehtoric".

He should agree and appear for more debate to show who he really is to americans before he asks our votes.

Posted by: Tracey | August 3, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

McCain is showing us what a hypocrite he actually is. Didn't he say he refused to wallow in the rhetoric and would not run a 'smear campaign' against Obama? and that he would stay focused on the issues? so much for that idea. To say Obama is all show and no substance is a pretty naive remark too. Obama has plenty to say on all of the issues and what his plans are to make a change and a difference. So far all McCain has harped about on the issues is how much he wants to pollute the ocean with drilling instead of doing the right thing to actually fix the problem, going after the obscenely wealthy Republican oil companies, his buddies, for gouging American working people at the pump. McCain is a loser and will continue to destroy America as Bush has done. WARNING - Do not vote for McCain if you seriously ever want to see America recover, under McCain we will surely fall completely.

Posted by: Democrats 08 | August 3, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse


Instead 20,000 in iran

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I am not going to let a lying, self-serving black man send my sons to die in Afghanistan. Obama can go and do the fighting himself.

Posted by: Nicole | August 3, 2008 2:53 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

All this talk about "race", but no one wants to say what we all know, John McCain is "too old" to be President.No disrespect, just the way it is. Every time McCain steps up to the mic he demonstrates that fact. It's not about the number of years he is, 72 years this month, it's about his actions, words, demeanor, temper incapacity to formulate thoughts, articulate a message. He goes home to rest up every Thursday night only because he can't keep pace. He uses weak, offensive, oftern sick humor as excuses for his regressive behaviors. Go to any Home for the Elderly and you will find countless good men just like McCain. Many of them are veteran's as well. Do they have interesting backgrounds and stories to tell? Yes they do, many are even more commendable and honorable than John McCain's story. Do they get around pretty good physically? Yes they do, many much better than John McCain does. Are any of these people getting any younger, more alert, healthier? No they aren't, just as John McCain isn't. One minute McCain is saying things are "serious" and they have no place in this campaign. The next minute McCain is saying "Lighten Up, all my campaigns are fun", "Can't they take a joke". I say to John McCain, "What the hell is so funny Senator McCain"? People are losing their homes, jobs, lives. People are dieing in unjust wars, paying rediculous high prices for gas, food, clothing, college and you want to make "fun"." Sick, sick and more sick. McBush, McSame, more Bush in every way. Next thing we know, McCain will be tap dancing on steps somewhere trying to entertain us. We don't need an Entertainer, Jokester in Chief, we need an educated, intelligent, serious leader to get us out of the mess we are in as a Country. Bottom of the class, when all else fails make it all about fun, isn't going to fly this time around. Wise up America, we've been there, and done that.

Posted by: cathy | August 3, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

There is a "White Guy" running against Obama, can't something be done it looks "racial".

Posted by: ZarDotZ | August 3, 2008 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Obama's statements are baseless and laughable! He played the race card several times now and wants to spin it around when americans didn't buy it! :)

This move by obama camp is foolish as Americans clearly are looking beyond his "just words" into his character, 20 years Pastor wright, radical Ayers, Rezko, Auchi, Farakhan, Sharpton, Jackson and this shot is definitely "Cheap" and "Street class"

McCain camp did a good job bringing this to light and got obama camp on back foot.

Posted by: Dan | August 3, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

John McCain is no race-baiting Republican. Just ask Nicole.

Posted by: mnjam | August 3, 2008 3:12 AM | Report abuse

I am not going to let a lying, self-serving black man send my sons to die in Afghanistan. Obama can go and do the fighting himself.

Posted by: Nicole | August 3, 2008 2:53 AM | Report abuse

Songbird: here's one that is "visual" for you - thanks for that link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZv4aU998ik

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 2:36 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Uncle John would be proud.

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kathryn - sounds like your run of the mill white woman standing up for the racist bigot that speaks in code. you are all alike - the white sheets and hooded separatists are just posing as regular folk these days and talk in CODE.

Posted by: | August 3, 2008 1:42 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Mccain elected a war with Iran in 12 months 10,000 american soldiers dead in 24 months. Do you want this war mongering monster in your future. He said through a spokesperson two weeks there was no talking to Iran war will be the only solution.
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It's hardly news that Obama has played the race card - over and over and over again. That is, it's hardly news for those of us who have learned to sift the Internet for factual reports, now that reporters have largely morphed into infotainers, pit bulls, and pom pom wavers. McCain is right to call Obama on the rotten race tactics, the very tactics Obama, to his bottomless disgrace, used to bury Hillary Clinton and smear President Clinton. A pox on Obama, who must be stopped before he further damages race relations in this country.

Posted by: Kathryn | August 3, 2008 1:39 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

kathryn - sounds like your run of the mill white woman standing up for the racist bigot that speaks in code. you are all alike - the white sheets and hooded separatists are just posing as regular folk these days and talk in CODE.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:42 AM | Report abuse

It's hardly news that Obama has played the race card - over and over and over again. That is, it's hardly news for those of us who have learned to sift the Internet for factual reports, now that reporters have largely morphed into infotainers, pit bulls, and pom pom wavers. McCain is right to call Obama on the rotten race tactics, the very tactics Obama, to his bottomless disgrace, used to bury Hillary Clinton and smear President Clinton. A pox on Obama, who must be stopped before he further damages race relations in this country.

Posted by: Kathryn | August 3, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

I hate gooks and spooks - John McCain

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

John Mccain, the man who said the black soldiers in viet nam were good for finding land mines. He would be proud of his followers. They are his kind of people. Check and see how many blacks work for his wife's company other then sweeping the floors. It is a total white bread company.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse


That's BS. Obama brought up the race issue by saying McCain would bring it up and even predicted what McCain or his team would say.
Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 11:25

NO, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. HE SAID HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE FOLKS ON THE DOLLAR BILLS. AND HE DOESN'T. HE'S YOUNGER, NO BEARD, BLACK...


Obama admitted this today by saying "I don't think it's accurate to say my comments have nothing to do with race,"
Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 11:25

YES, HE KNOWS HE'S HALF-BLACK. NOW THERE IS A BIG, SHOCKING ADMISSION! GOOD THING YOU ALERTED US TO THAT.

WHEN ARE YOU NATTERING NABOBS GONNA STOP NIT-PICKING STUPID STUFF AND MAKE RATIONAL, COGENT POLICY ARGUMENTS. YOU NEED NOT TELL US WHAT TO THINK OF OBAMA OR HIS POLICIES, JUST TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ARE THE BEST POLICIES AND WHY YOUR'S ARE GOOD.

WE'LL MAKE UP OUR OWN MINDS AS TO WHAT WE VOTE FOR. IT SURE ISN'T WHO WEARS A LAPEL PIN OR WHO HAS A AIRPLANE TAIL WITH A FLAG.

Posted by: michael4 | August 3, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

michael4 re flag removal on Obama's plane:
"You are intellectually bankrupt." & "Who cares?"

Typical name-calling from an obama supporter re Obama's indefensible behavior.

Posted by: Billw | August 3, 2008 12:34 AM
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That is not name calling. It is a description of his intellectual prowess. As for "indefensible" where is it written that a flag is required? Why should it be? Don't you know what country this is, and for what country he is a presidential candidate?

Posted by: michael4 | August 3, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

some people wondered what happened to all those people who use to yell segregation today, tomorrow and forever. They have found their way to the WaPo boards. We all know God loves them like he does us.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 3, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse


michael4 re flag removal on Obama's plane:
"You are intellectually bankrupt." & "Who cares?"

Typical name-calling from an obama supporter re Obama's indefensible behavior.


Posted by: Billw | August 3, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Ocain | August 3, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

maggib:

You are intellectually bankrupt. You suck down Snopes' point of view as though it has some significance. Who cares?

Also, it is not a picture of "himself" it is his campaign logo.

Get a life. Nattering nabobs.

Posted by: michael4 | August 3, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

McCain's campaign released a statement that said "We're glad the Obama campaign retracted Barack Obama's accusation because it was absolutely false, and we're moving on. The only 'cynical' candidate in this election is Barack Obama, who has opposed every element of John McCain's comprehensive energy plan that includes additional oil drilling, affordable nuclear energy and gas tax relief for hardworking families."
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Is that a joke? Retraction? I don't think so... there was no "accusation" to retract; whatever there was, it was manufactured by the McCain campaign, i.e they played the race card.

Is it "cynical" to have different ideas and not agree with McCain on every issue? Stupid statement.

Don't the Republicans get tired of nit-picking silly things?

Posted by: michael4 | August 3, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Though a great many would love to see Obama take the office, this race isn't over. Every one of the people who post negative comments will be at the polls on election day. That's how Republicans keep the office. They get more people to the polls. So if you really believe in what you're saying, don't forget to vote. And take someone with you too...let's not let a hanging chad scandal in Florida keep the RIGHT person out of the office. EVERY vote counts!

Posted by: KC | August 2, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

WHAT A DISGRACE!!! This is really
getting

scary!?

Obama The Patriot - Removes American Flag From His Plane

The Patriot Room

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:11:07 AM by Bill

Dupray

Barack Obama recently finished a $500,000 total overhaul of his 757.

And as part of the new design, he decided to remove the American


flag from the tail...

What American running for President of the United States would

remove the symbol of his country? And worse, he replaced the
flag with it with a symbol of himself...? All American Presidential
nominees planes have carried the American Flag - Even John
Kerry.


Please forward this on if you're not ashamed of your country or it's
flag & think this is a disgrace!

Check it out....if you don;t believe me..................??

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/airplane.asp

Posted by: maggib | August 2, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse


DEM now IND:
"ANYONE that followed Wright and his HATE for 20 years and called him an "uncle and mentor" instead of walking out on this hate is a follower of the teachings."

Wright is an anti-American racist and Farrakhan supporter. Also, Obama is friends with Ayers (an unrepentant terrorist), and friends with Rezko (the convicted felon who got Obama a deal on his house). Then considering his muslim background and leanings expressed in his books, he is not trustworthy. One would have to have an agenda to support him.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse


Sagg:
"McCain's the one who brought up the race card issue, not Obama."

That's BS. Obama brought up the race issue by saying McCain would bring it up and even predicted what McCain or his team would say. Obama admitted this today by saying "I don't think it's accurate to say my comments have nothing to do with race,"
You sound like you're p-ssed because you've been snookered by supporting Obama.


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Having said that the alternative is a 72 year old demented deranged war mongering madman who if he has his way will be the cause of tens of thousands of deaths, many American service men. I have met him and looked in his eyes, he is an insane monster.
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Obama started the race conversations. One of the very FIRST things I ever heard from Obama was his name and his race. He put it out there. And he has continued to use it since. Even on the Clinton's. And I am no Republican plant. I have never voted Republican in my life, but Obama and his "Uncle" Wright's views are everything the Democrats, including myself, fought against the past 25 years. Obama has no idea what equality for all means or he would never have sat there, with his children, for 25 years! Obama has ruined the Democrat Party. And he has made a mockery of the election and office of President.
No Obama. He is a divider. And he has divided the Democrat Party.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 2, 2008 11:14 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

To the media:

Have you guys forgotten the art of critical thinking? How to take each candidate's policy and break it apart, laying out the pros and cons?

If you have forgotten, then lay low for a while because God Knows you've got to stop feeding us these dribble conversations. Just look at some of these emotionally dysfunctional comments and you ought to know these kinds of topics do not stimulate our intellect... does not engage us in understanding the issues that are affecting our lives...
Please do your jobs.

Posted by: nerakami | August 2, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama started the race conversations. One of the very FIRST things I ever heard from Obama was his name and his race. He put it out there. And he has continued to use it since. Even on the Clinton's. And I am no Republican plant. I have never voted Republican in my life, but Obama and his "Uncle" Wright's views are everything the Democrats, including myself, fought against the past 25 years. Obama has no idea what equality for all means or he would never have sat there, with his children, for 25 years! Obama has ruined the Democrat Party. And he has made a mockery of the election and office of President.
No Obama. He is a divider. And he has divided the Democrat Party.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 2, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Your so clever. John would be proud of his little drone. You forgot to copy the part of the quote that said "Insane Mccain"
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f Obama is elected in November we will have actually elected a man that is out of his mind. Most of his fellow senators candidly would say the same thing.
You think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is nuts? Now the world will have two world leaders who are certifiably insane.

Posted by: ML FREID | August 2, 2008 10:02 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama's words were racist and he meant them as racist. His whole political game plan is playing the race card by using the words of his race and "fear" together. He is trying to convince all Americans that they can vote for him regardless of his race. It should never have mattered. Yet, ANYONE that followed Wright and his HATE for 20 years and called him an "uncle and mentor" instead of walking out on this hate is a follower of the teachings. It is very alarming. And Obama's "political team" know it. They are twisting the facts. But soon the book Obama Nation will be out. We will all know the REAL Obama. And he will LOSE in November. And he should. Obama is the worst kind of divider. And that is not what this country needs.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 2, 2008 10:54 PM

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Dem now Ind? Sounds like a Repub plant to me. And McCain's doing the dividing, not Obama. McCain's the one who brought up the race card issue, not Obama.

Posted by: SAGG | August 2, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain's campaign released a statement that said "We're glad the Obama campaign retracted Barack Obama's accusation because it was absolutely false, and we're moving on. The only 'cynical' candidate in this election is Barack Obama, who has opposed every element of John McCain's comprehensive energy plan that includes additional oil drilling, affordable nuclear energy and gas tax relief for hardworking families."
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Sorry, but when did Obama's campaign retract their statement??

Posted by: SAGG | August 2, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama's words were racist and he meant them as racist. His whole political game plan is playing the race card by using the words of his race and "fear" together. He is trying to convince all Americans that they can vote for him regardless of his race. It should never have mattered. Yet, ANYONE that followed Wright and his HATE for 20 years and called him an "uncle and mentor" instead of walking out on this hate is a follower of the teachings. It is very alarming. And Obama's "political team" know it. They are twisting the facts. But soon the book Obama Nation will be out. We will all know the REAL Obama. And he will LOSE in November. And he should. Obama is the worst kind of divider. And that is not what this country needs.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 2, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

To ML FREID who posted that Obama is out of his mind and insane. I think you need to remember that the guy you see in the mirror and think is insane is you - it is certainly not Obama in anyone's estimation. You need to get a better line of reasoning if you are against him. This one won't fly any more than you can.

Posted by: Paul Stewart | August 2, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious that McCain is looking for a way to get into race. Obama was simply saying the obvious - the Republicans are saying he is not the main stream, he is different, does not represent the typical American. The right wing bloggers of course are saying much much worse. All in the name of alienating whites. Of course, with Rovian/Bush philosophy guiding him, McCain is looking to reverse the responsibility to the one who he is attacking. Great eh, get your issue tabled in your favor and you paint it as the other guy's bad for raising it. I think right thinking Americans will see through this.

The Republicans and the right wing elite extremists of course must resort to trying to embarrass Obama or personally discredit him with racism, fear mongering and the like. This is because their views and policies are inferior and they have no strategy figured out for themselves other than to attack his character and also of course his wife's character.

McCain's dealing with all of this shows a small mind and a reactionary agenda. It shows he is not made of the right stuff to be a strong leader. I respect him. He is a patriot, he served his country, he suffered torture. However, that does not necessarily make him Presidential material. The more I see of him, the less I like.

I believe Obama is neither right or left, Democrat or Republican in his thinking and views. He is simply an intelligent commonsense person with a broad perspective. He also has a strong moral core, and I believe the steely determination to do what is right for America -- yes, including the dealing with terrorists and the wars. I believe this is what America needs -- what is right for America at any given one time is a mixture of the liberal and conservative ideologies. Not necessarily one or the other.

In fact, I would argue that neither liberal or conservative ideology is particularly better or correct. America's parties, particularly the Republican Party led by Bush and Rove, have tried to split America down the middle in order to execute a philosophy of 50% plus one vote is enough to govern the other 50% minus 1 against their will. This has been more than misguided -- it has led to disastrous consequences for the country and indeed for other countries, and arguably the entire world.

I also believe Obama is in fact the mainstream here; he might not look mainstream on the outside, but inside, he is mainstream to the core. And, its what's inside that counts.

Posted by: Paul Stewart | August 2, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

f Obama is elected in November we will have actually elected a man that is out of his mind. Most of his fellow senators candidly would say the same thing.
You think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is nuts? Now the world will have two world leaders who are certifiably insane.

Posted by: ML FREID | August 2, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

mcCains a racist. He used the term 'Gooks' to describe Asians in 2000. Why isn't this news?

"I hate the gooks," McCain said yesterday (2000) in response to a question from reporters aboard his campaign bus. "I will hate them as long as I live."


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/02/18/MN32194.DTL

Posted by: The racist mccains | August 2, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama.......thinks he needs his own "civilian national security force".
....what woud have happened if Bush / Cheny announced " you will experience an Epiphany (feeling)," .........
{the sudden realization or comprehension of the essence or meaning of something }
...... and then asked for their own police force?
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=69601


Posted by: rtfanning | August 2, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

You have to make posts that make sense. Even if someone thinks Obama is a phony it still is not a good enough reason to vote for Mccain. Have you met Mccain? The guy is nuts. They haven't called him "Insane Mccain" since the first day he walked into the senate for nothing you know. And people are actually considering voting for this mental case? If Mccain is elected in November we will have actually elected a man that is out of his mind. Most of his fellow senators candidly would say the same thing.
You think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is nuts? Now the world will have two world leaders who are certifiably insane.

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OBAMA is the one that's making himself to be special. He ain't. He's a phony which is why Americans oughta vote for McCain.

Posted by: John | August 2, 2008 8:36 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

There is lies the biggest fallacy in your argument. Americans love people who think they are special. They don't like losers. Everything Mccain thinks he is pointing out that in his antiquated thinking is negative are actually some of the best qualities Obama has going for him. Ask Arnold if is nice to be s celebraty?

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OBAMA is the one that's making himself to be special. He ain't. He's a phony which is why Americans oughta vote for McCain.

Posted by: John | August 2, 2008 8:36 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA is the one that's making himself to be special. He ain't. He's a phony which is why Americans oughta vote for McCain.

Posted by: John | August 2, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I think you are under some impression this is some kind of sporting event. In fact I think this is what it is to many on here. They make all their posts but probably won't even vote themselves whan the time comes and they move on to the next fad. Today it happens to be politics.. Obama plays the game better the Mccain and his crew. I don't think that fact is even in dispute, I expect Obama to do what ever it takes t win and I expect Mccain to do the same. A hundred years ago people would be kill during a political campaign. They would fight duels over political views. This crap is not really anything and in November we will have an election and someone will be elected.

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What a farce, Obummer plays the race card, passes it off to McCain, takes it back today. That poor race card must be getting worn out, Obummer's BFF, Jesse Jackson played that card as well as any one could but the Clintons borrowed it during the primaries when both Hillary and Geraldine both stated the obvious,"If Obama had been white, with his resume, lack of new idea and sketchy background, no one would pay any attention". Bill Clinton did use the card a bit during primary as well with some of his comments. Guess the party that plays the race card the best....

Posted by: starryperdun | August 2, 2008 7:24 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Scholars have determined that it is indeed;

Barry's Racist White Half,


that has caused his "Victimized" Black Half to only appear Racist by Proxy! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | August 2, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

What a farce, Obummer plays the race card, passes it off to McCain, takes it back today. That poor race card must be getting worn out, Obummer's BFF, Jesse Jackson played that card as well as any one could but the Clintons borrowed it during the primaries when both Hillary and Geraldine both stated the obvious,"If Obama had been white, with his resume, lack of new idea and sketchy background, no one would pay any attention". Bill Clinton did use the card a bit during primary as well with some of his comments. Guess the party that plays the race card the best....

Posted by: starryperdun | August 2, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

intcamd 1

Be the village idiot and waste your precious vote on a kook like Nader. a total waste of space that ever ran for president.

waste you vote on Ron Paul. Or like you posted put your name in. Idiot. You dont deserve to even be allowed to vote.

wont matter. OBAMA will be the next president of these United States. Its a foregone conclusion no matter the hate that you and others of your ilk spew out of your holes.

Waste a vote. your a fool intcamd 1.

It would be best for all concerned to figure out the gene poll that produced you so steps can be made to prevent such a thing to happen again.

Posted by: llewis40 | August 2, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

The first post was a joke.Slimeball McDirty has changed his platform more than that.Dilling,Abortion.Check his platform for 2000.Facts people please.

Posted by: gman | August 2, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Slimeball NObama opted out of debates after he was for it?

Slimeball changed stance on offshore drilling, after being against it?

Slimeball NObama is for FISA after being against it?

Slimeball NObama is for staying in Iraq forever, after advocating pullout in strict 16 months?

SLimeball NObama used race card on Clinton?

Slimeball NObama used sex card on CLinton?

Slimeball NObama compared Pres Clinton to Nixon, but is now cringing because the right wingers are attacking him?

YES to all of these.
But that is slimeball NOBama for ya'll.
Clinton fans, don't fall for the "you need to toe the party line" angle. This is not a commie party.
The sleazy NObama campaign stole the nomination. Now his true colors are coming out.

Wright, Ayers, bittergate, those were small fried. The truly scary thing about this guy is that he is a Hypocrite par none, and will do anything, flip anything, race/sex card anything, to get his trone and crown.

Ruthless egomaniac, in other words.

Stay home or vote Nader, write Clinton name, or Ron Paul name, or your own name.
ANything but NObama.

Posted by: intcamd1 | August 2, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

There is actually a U-Tube animation of Benjamin Franklin's face on the 100 dollar bill being morphed into the face of Obama's.At the end of the ad is says paid for by the McCain campaign.I guess Obama was right about this racial element because it was posted June 30th.

Posted by: joseph marcucilli | August 2, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Bush gave us the start of a recession, McCain wants to put the
United States into a costly Depression

Posted by: gordon Kemps | August 2, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to believe that experience and ability to lead are even concerns ... we've had 8 years of the most incompetent bozo as "decider." Good God, it can't get worse!!

The debates are going to show that Obama is about 100 times more intelligent and steady than McSame.

Yes. We can.

Get used to it.

Posted by: Bud | August 2, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

These debates are a great idea.

Unless they are run by morons like Stephanopolous or Matthews.

Posted by: Chuckamok | August 2, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse


To Ben and anonymous, where anonymous said:

"I was in Viet Nam and I can tell you, being black and a solider was not the same as being white."

A short story or two:
In 1985 a black man came into my electronics store and ask "you don't recognize me, do you?". I said "Sorry, I don't". He then said "Back in the sixties when I was 14, I came in here drooling over the goodies, and had no money. You ask if I liked music, and I said yes, and we talked a little. You went in the back and got a used amplifier, two speakers, and a turntable. You checked them out, got some wire and showed me how to connect them up and gave them to me. Well, I liked religious music and played it on that set for hours at a time. It got me started in church and today I'm the Pastor in a nice little church over in Philadelphia." Then he put out his hand for a handshake.

I also have a black friend that brings me medicine for a war inflicted would when I am unable to go out for it. He was in Nam, and complained that he was made the point man too often, and it almost got to him. He still has nightmares about such. I apologized best I could for the white lieutenant leading his group.

On the other hand I have called some blacks a--holes, and had them do the same to me. Best to take people on an individual basis.

I'm off the stump now and out of here for a while. Cheers.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Ben wrote:

"Your's is probably the most honest right-wing post I've ever read on these boards. You think the Democrats have a socialist/facist agenda, which is stupid for many reasons, not the least because these ideologies aren't compatible, but your statement is so honest I applaud you."

Ben. You don't know your history. You need to read about Fascism, Mussolini's brand that Hitler idolized. The word "Totalitarian" comes exactly from Mussolini's Socialistic agenda. Fascism and Socialism are the same. You may not choose to believe it, because in your mind, ONLY Republicans can be fascists, but you've been misinformed. Read for yourself. Think for yourself.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | August 2, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse


This post is just plain illiterate. What is you are trying to say? Is it meant to be cryptic?

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ivy leauge school will when the election.the devil is here wolf in sheeps clothing

Posted by: gman | August 2, 2008 5:11 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

This was posted by someone who won't even use an anonymous name...

"I think when this is over there should be a bounty on Republicans and we have a season when they can be hunted."

Very nice. Democrats are so "tolerant" of people who disagree with them. Democrats ideologically have much in common with the Nazis and the Soviets. Democrats generally are NOT liberal when it comes to personal freedom, free will and personal responsibility. And if you disagree with them, you'll be dispatched.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | August 2, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

ivy leauge school will when the election.the devil is here wolf in sheeps clothing

Posted by: gman | August 2, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I can only say, a white person would have a hard time even being part of the conversation. I was in Viet Nam and I can tell you, being black and a solider was not the same as being white. If I was black I would probably hate white people myself from what I saw. I can't believe how easy going most black people really are considering what they go through every day of their lives. I would be the classic angry black all the time. A magazine some years back did a poll of white readers. The question was would you be black for a million dollars? If I remember right it was like 98% said no. Imagine waking up everyday and being something that almost no one would take a million dollars to be?

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Bill -- There you go with the really dumb stuff. I don't know Wright personally, but I'm confident that he doesn't hate America. He served his country in uniform, and he has apparently served thousands of people over the years in his community. As Americans we are allowed to be critical of our country. That is a large part of what has made us a great nation. You can't correct problems that you won't aknowledge. That's one of Bush's greatest flaws.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 4:52 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse


Ben:
"There you go with the really dumb stuff. I don't know Wright personally, but I'm confident that he doesn't hate America. "

Now you imply I am dumb in response to my joke - did you not see the :) ? OK, fine.

Wright said G.D.America from the pulpit to
a church audience where children attend. Maybe you need to join his church, then you too might learn to admire Farrahkan.


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Bill -- There you go with the really dumb stuff. I don't know Wright personally, but I'm confident that he doesn't hate America. He served his country in uniform, and he has apparently served thousands of people over the years in his community. As Americans we are allowed to be critical of our country. That is a large part of what has made us a great nation. You can't correct problems that you won't aknowledge. That's one of Bush's greatest flaws.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

With just the two of them up there it will come through. He shakes and his voice quivers when he begins getting mad and it happens so easy. He gets mad in like two seconds. Keep an open mind till you see the debates and observe the man. He stammers through prepared talking points now, I can't imagine a debate. I say now because I think he is deteriorating by the week. I also want you to search out some footage of him from 2000. It is night and day. 2008 he sounds like an imbecile by comparison. One thing that really scares me is his inability to deal with the written word even simple notes he has in his hand much less a teleprompter. My mother in law had Alzheimer's disease and not being to deal with the written word is an early symptom. When he does his town halls he just walks around with his mike. He may stammer or goof something up but it can be covered up with clearing the throat or a distracting gesture sort of the way someone with Parkinson's does. They hide the movements with other movements. If you see Mccain work from a teleprompter he looks lost as he tries to define the words and keep them straight. You will see what I mean. It is really the story of the campaign that Mccain is actually a sick man. The four day work week they have him on and the careful management can only hide so much. We may be about to elect a man to the office of president who is losing his mind.

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"Like I say you have to meet the man. It is truly scary."

I have only your word. We shall see during the debates.


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:31 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse


"I have no idea how Obama is presumptuous enough to claim to be able to bring us together."

Simple. He will flip-flop each time he walks across the isle.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse


Ben:
"Whoa, Judy! I'm thinking maybe you're doing hard drugs now."

Hey!! You can do better, Ben.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse


Ben
"So much more refreshing than all the delusional crap about "hating America", etc."

uh-oh... Wright's posting? :)


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Mainer1776 said: Frankly, I hate the Democrats and everything they stand for. I will never ever vote for a Democrat or support their socialist/facist agendas.

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Thanks, Mainer. Your's is probably the most honest right-wing post I've ever read on these boards. You think the Democrats have a socialist/facist agenda, which is stupid for many reasons, not the least because these ideologies aren't compatible, but your statement is so honest I applaud you. So much more refreshing than all the delusional crap about "hating America", etc.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse


"Republicans will attempt to delay the coming of the light"

Well... Obama did say it would shine down on him, but can he be trusted?

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I think when this is over there should be a bounty on Republicans and we have a season when they can be hunted.

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I have no idea how Obama is presumptuous enough to claim to be able to bring us together. McCain actually has worked both sides of the aisle. Obama has total disdain for Republicans, like Dean: He hates the Republicans and everything the stand for.

Frankly, I hate the Democrats and everything they stand for. I will never ever vote for a Democrat or support their socialist/facist agendas.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | August 2, 2008 4:14 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse


RE McCain:
"How dare anyone mention his age"

McCain can't help it if he's not young enough to know everything.....

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse


"Like I say you have to meet the man. It is truly scary."

I have only your word. We shall see during the debates.


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Who cares, Mccain has been playing the age card from the beginning. "How dare anyone mention his age" has been implied from the start.. So now they are even and maybe can talk about issues.

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Obama clearly threw "the race card" into the race.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | August 2, 2008 4:08 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Judy wrote: Ben, I did read Obama's books. In "Dreams of My Father" he admits to hard drug use in his youth and one can tell from reading that he is not particular fond of whites."
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Whoa, Judy! I'm thinking maybe you're doing hard drugs now. You completely missed the point of this book. Raised white, but viewed by others as black, the book is about finding out who he is and where he came from since he didn't have an available father. He concludes that people are the same -- regardless of circumstances, race, or nationality -- and that family ties are vital.

His love and appreciation for the grandparents who helped raise him are woven throughout the narrative. So either you didn't read it or you are on drugs, which may also account for your ridiculous "his rapper" and muslim ravings. Judy, seriously, consider getting help.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that neocons criticize Obama because of past associations and neglect to mention McCains Keating Five legacy as well as the Paxon Communicatiions incident. Kick in unfaithful husband for good luck.

Posted by: gpabud | August 2, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Republicans will attempt to delay the coming of the light, and they will succeed for a little while, but they will fail because thy WILL be done.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Peace is very easy for those who practice peace and teach it.

Peace is impossible for those who practice fear.

Peace is impossible to those who practice war.

Peace is inevitable to those who offer peace.

Posted by: Julio | August 2, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I have no idea how Obama is presumptuous enough to claim to be able to bring us together. McCain actually has worked both sides of the aisle. Obama has total disdain for Republicans, like Dean: He hates the Republicans and everything the stand for.

Frankly, I hate the Democrats and everything they stand for. I will never ever vote for a Democrat or support their socialist/facist agendas.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | August 2, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

"hardworking families"?

Geez, can't those Republicans even get an original phrase to insinuate "white people"? They're quoting Hillary here when she was going after the white blue-collar votes in Pennsylvania.

Whatever attack works, I guess. McCain's people are bottom-feeders.


Posted by: Catherine | August 2, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama clearly threw "the race card" into the race.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | August 2, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain always takes the low road name calling kindergarten behavior.

Obama's speech on race proved that he
has a balanced deep appreciation of race,
unlike the all white male republican party.

Obama IS WHITE, and he loves his mother as
much as he loves his father who he barely knew.

McCain and his minions have raised insane
fear about Obama and his color and his
name. Just as the super conservative raised
fears about a Catholic John F. Kennedy. Ironically they fear Obama who is a far better christian than Bush or McCain, with
their support of rampant corruption, pre-emptive wars base on lies killing millions of innocent Iraqis who believe they are defending thier nation from a unjust lying president of the republicans.

Barak was not radical muslim, Barak is a Harvard constitutional scholar Summe Cume Laude who has a far greater knowledge of what it is to be american. We swear oaths to the constitution in the millitary not the president who sends on wars based on lies.

Barak is one of the best Christians I know
who has taken the high road at every chance he has gotten, despite the McCain and his low road negative ads, and bringing race into the race.

Posted by: Pulsar | August 2, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Say it with me Everyone:

Democrats practice "Love"

Republicans practice "Fear"

The choice is very clear.

Louder

Democrats practice "Love"

Republicans practice "Fear"

The choice is very clear.

Louder!

Democrats practice "Love"

Republicans practice "Fear"

The choice is very clear.

Louder!!

Democrats practice "Love"

Republicans practice "Fear"

The choice is very clear.

Yes, We Can! Yes, We can!

Posted by: Julio | August 2, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Judy: Good for you for reading Obama's book. It is a pity that after writing a few words you can't remember the title. It is also a pity you believe in racist rhetoric rather than truth, but I suppose being a racist is something you are proud of.

Frankly, I am amazed that you can read and write!

Posted by: Limey | August 2, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I pasted my last response to the wrong post. corrected below

I agree with what I assume you to mean as "A lesser of two evils" I just have an opposite opinion. Obama may turn out to be not much and he can always be voted out in four years. The alternative of Mccain however is truly dangerous and not what I am willing to risk. One may just disappoint, while the other has the capacity to kill tens of thousands of people and plunge our country into an abyss we could spend decades trying to get out of. Like I say you have to meet the man. It is truly scary.

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No-name, you have formed your opinion, and that's OK. I agree the Republicans could have picked better. My view is that McCain is the lesser of "two evils", with Obama's indefensible background and current arrogant attitude being the reason for my choice. Perhap whichever wins will pick a VP that can assist actively and competently.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 3:21 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I agree with what I assume you to mean as "A lesser of two evils" I just have an opposite opinion. Obama may turn out to be not much and he can always be voted out in four years. The alternative of Mccain however is truly dangerous and not what I am willing to risk. One may just disappoint, while the other has the capacity to kill tens of thousands of people and plunge our country into an abyss we could spend decades trying to get out of. Like I say you have to meet the man. It is truly scary.
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Ben:

Thank you for a civil post of your view. Please note there is a difference in being afraid and being distrustful with due cause. Further to the problem of trust is Obama's arrogance. Just listen to his last words in McCain's ad about "a light will shine down" etc. Also his premature victory lap around the world before he is even nominated. Also his elitist remarks. These things do NOT show good judgment, and along with his indefensible background should give any sensible person pause.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 3:12 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Ben, I did read Obama's books. In "Dreams of My Father" he admits to hard drug use in his youth and one can tell from reading that he is not particular fond of whites. Guess Obama's lovers will read what they want to in his books. Don't forget that he was around Islamic radicals including his step father in Indonesia, and he has Muslim brothers (one very radical), and other close relatives. His friends were Muslims in Indonesia and here (Nation of Islam). Ever wonder what the title "Dreams From My Father" & Not "Dreams From My Mother (or White Grandparents)" since they were the ones who raised him after his father abandoned him. His father spent a month w/him in Indonesia. A young person is easily brainwashed. A grandson (adult) who was given help by his white grandparents and states that his white grandmother was afraid of blacks is not a very good person, and he said it to the whole world. His rapper who he complimented in the interview w/Rolling Stones called Hillary a h--........We want "that" for our leader??????? No, no, no.

Posted by: Judy Casper | August 2, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Ben:
"I don't understand the resentment to Obama's recent trip. McCain made a big issue out of his not having been to Iraq for a couple years, basically daring him to go."

McCain only suggested Iraq. Resentment? It's more like disbelief that he was representing America before being in an official position to do so.

RE elitist, surely you know Of Obama's elitist remarks in San Francisco and his Sweetie remark. This is supposed to make him likable? I don't think so.

"We are the most powerful nation in the world and Bush made the world a more dangerous place. Europe -- like many of us here -- are hoping for something better following this election."

Can't blame you, Bush is one of the worst things that ever happened to the country. However as I noted to "no-name", my view is that McCain is the lesser of "two evils", with Obama's indefensible background and current arrogant attitude being the reason for my choice. Perhaps whichever wins will pick a VP that can assist actively and competently.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

We are so naive to let a stupid ad or Britney Spears and Paris Hilton distract us from what Obama achieved in Europe and the Middle East. The world wants an Obama presidency because just like the majority of Americans they too want change from the failed Bush policies. Now compare that with Mccain's Britney spears ad and Moses ad. Mccain is the kind of leadership and incompetence we should be voting against. Obama asked our allies to help us with the war in Afgainistan, global warming, and preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. These are the major challenges the next president will face. Obama will definatey get the support from our Europeans allies and our Middle Eastern allies because he has the support of the governments and its people. Mccain doesn't, thats why he put out these stupid ads to distract us from what an Obama administration is capable of and What a Mccain administration is not capable of. Our allies all over the world see Mccain as a 3rd Bush presidency. Obama's presence in the world is powerful and America needs that support from our allies to help us with the challenges we face. Obama 08 and 09

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

It is very sad for people in America to let someone like Mccain to try to distract them from what is at stake in the coming election. Not too long ago senator Mccain had proposed that senator Obama take a trip with him to the middle east to see for himself the reality on the ground.As they always say "Be careful what you wish for". Obama traveled to the middle east and europe. The success of his trip was so great that Mccain and his entourage chose not to talk about it,except when it cama down to the visit to the wounded soldiers. Why does Mccain have problem with the success of Obama ? The answer lies in the fact that despite all his so called experience in foreign affairs, John Mccain could is as good at making good impression on foreign dignitaries as Bush is at spelling or speaking. The world is very passionate about Barack for the simple fact that he is different. He has an open mind,he listens,he is smart. Why doesn't Mccain confront Barack about the issues that he talked about with the other countries presidents? He cannot dismiss the fact that Barack looks more presidential than he does. Mccain looks like a joker wherever he goes. He repeats the same things over and over again and they have no substance. Let us talk about the summer gas tax holiday. How would we pay for highway repair if we do not collect the tax? Mccain never gives an answer. We need to understand that taxes collection is the only way for any government to legally make money in a capitalist system. If you have a system where the government control the production of agriculture,weapon,and all forms of goods production, then through the sales of this things it can bring in extra money. We are the only industrialized country without a universal health care system. Tell me what is wrong with the health care system in France ,Denmark, Germany, Canada ,etc. No system is perfect, but having close to fifty millions people in the U.S with no health coverage is a disgrace to all of us. If Mccain is so resentful about the government controlling the health care system in the U.S why is he still in government? The complete liberalization of the housing industry has done all of us a great good. Those who benefit from the completely privatized health care system control the media and want us to believe that no coverage or partial coverage is better than a universal one. Those who are rich will always have the choice to pay millions for their coverage if they so choose. It's like telling you that it is better to walk naked or with ragged designer clothes than to wear some clothes that are well made,but that do not have a designer label. How stupid is that. However a lot of us fall for it. We have become a nation of zombies. We need to think for ourselves and tell politicians who are like Mccain that they need to pack their luggage and beat it. We became the laughing stock of the world when we elected and reelected George Bush, let us not repeat that stupidity with John Mccain. He has nothing to offer to America except for the same old policies that took us to Iraq. He is of course very experience at repeating the same mistakes, at doing the same old things, at using the same tactics to get elected in order to provide tax relief for the very rich and the powerful. Bush tax cut for the big corporations did bother his conscience when he was not running for president,now he does not posses a conscience anymore. I am hoping that someone from the republican side tell me what the Mccain policies proposal will do to get us out of the mess created by Bush policies which he by the way supports. Can you get out of a ditch driven into by a drunk driver by using another drunk driver? Or should you use another driver who has not been driving for thirty years but understand the concept of "don't drink and drive" ? Bush's blood alcohol level is .3 and Mccain's is 0.27 they are both completely drunk and cannot drive this car that we call the U.S.A. Driving experience going in the wrong direction is not going to spare you an accident in the reality of making life and death decisions that will impact the destiny of our world. A career in the military doesn't necessarily prepare you to be president. If is was so,then we need to have only the ex chairman of the chiefs of staff to run for the presidency. You do not have to be an ex football or basket ball player to be an excellent coach. You have to know the game and know how to defeat your opponents. The players play the game,the coach makes the decisions about the plays. I wish you all good luck and good understanding.

Posted by: lavenirelie | August 2, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

The Republican party has long been known to resort to the tactics of fear and hatred. In addition, McCain feels he is losing, so here come the mud slinging. The beatings Obama has taken are beyond comprehension, yet he keeps his cool. Obama is the right candidate at the right time offering the right solutions to this countrys' problems.

Posted by: edwinjones | August 2, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Does this country really deserve Obama ?

I think we can offer him a better proposal:

I propose the following to the people of the US of A:

You keep John McCain (possibly as the POTUS of America). We offer Barack Hussein Obama (you know,
we're not afraid of his middle name) the position of POTUS of Europe.

This has the following advantages to us:

* A president who knows how to deal with
leaders of nations at war.
* A president who knows how to deal with
leaders of nations involved in low-intensity
conflicts. Yes, I know that the Northern
Ireland conflict has died down, but the
Balkan still needs attention.
* A president who intimately knows the
decision making process of our "closest
ally".

Advantages for him:

* A working economy.
* No wars lingering that we still have to end.
* A stable, multi-party, multi-ethnic,
democracy.

Posted by: Toon Moene | August 2, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Bill - I don't understand the resentment to Obama's recent trip. McCain made a big issue out of his not having been to Iraq for a couple years, basically daring him to go. McCain was just in Latin America but not one called that a "victory lap".

I suppose that's because no one really paid attention to McCain's trip. But are you saying that it's elitist to be liked. Wouldn't you prefer for our allies to admire our president? How can that be a bad thing?

We are the most powerful nation in the world and Bush made the world a more dangerous place. Europe -- like many of us here -- are hoping for something better following this election.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse


No-name, you have formed your opinion, and that's OK. I agree the Republicans could have picked better. My view is that McCain is the lesser of "two evils", with Obama's indefensible background and current arrogant attitude being the reason for my choice. Perhap whichever wins will pick a VP that can assist actively and competently.

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


Ben:

Thank you for a civil post of your view. Please note there is a difference in being afraid and being distrustful with due cause. Further to the problem of trust is Obama's arrogance. Just listen to his last words in McCain's ad about "a light will shine down" etc. Also his premature victory lap around the world before he is even nominated. Also his elitist remarks. These things do NOT show good judgment, and along with his indefensible background should give any sensible person pause.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Not at all, an observation. I have met him he wanted my money. After listening to his BS him for a half hour and looking into his eyes when shaking hands, I am convinced he is really nuts. When we all left it was unanimous this guy must never be allowed to be president, he is out of his mind. I urge you to get to one of his town halls if there is any way you can. get to see this mental case close up and you will NEVER vote for this nut. I love when I see he is having one of those town hall meetings because I know he will lose a few more posable voters every time. I saw him in 2000 and the guy you see now in 2008 is not the same person. That John Mccain doesn't live here anymore.

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TYPICAL OBAMA SUPPORTER BEHAVIOR

No-name said:
"Mccain is a 72 year old demented deranged war monger"

A name-calling response instead of any rebuttal to where I posted:

OBAMA'S MUSLIM LEANINGS
Obama's background of being friends with Ayers (an unrepentant terrorist), Rezko (the convicted felon who got Obama a deal on his house), and the anti-American racist and Farrakhan supporter Wright (his 20 year friend, pastor, and mentor) cause concern among most. That along with his father being muslim and his writings in his books (favoring muslims and the black race) make many wonder if he has ACTUALLY CHANGED his muslim leanings and/or ties. It will boil down to who you trust, and
Obama's background in no way engenders trust. In the end this will decide the election.


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 3:01 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

You are kidding right? Hillary built her whole candidacy around it. The tried to play the sexist card.

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What WAS the racially incendiary remark that the McCain campaign made? If Obama is going to make this charge, then he needs to be specific. Otherwise, he's just blowing more hot air, which is deflating his suit even further.

You didn't hear Hillary Clinton calling attention to the fact that she didn't look like all those presidents on our money, or that she was different than the usual cast of characters who have run for president, or that she just knew "they" were going to attack her gender. And, I might add, when sexist remarks WERE made about her, where was Obama's ire about that? Nowhere, because he was making them himself, just as he allowed his surrogates to claim that she and President Clinton made racist remarks. It took him days to admit that was not true and he didn't think the Clintons were racists, just as it's taken him days, this time, to admit his own remarks were playing the race card, although he put it differently.

Obama is dirty politics as usual, just in a sneaky, passive-aggressive way.

Posted by: Judy Kilgore | August 2, 2008 2:45 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse


TYPICAL OBAMA SUPPORTER BEHAVIOR

No-name said:
"Mccain is a 72 year old demented deranged war monger"

A name-calling response instead of any rebuttal to where I posted:

OBAMA'S MUSLIM LEANINGS
Obama's background of being friends with Ayers (an unrepentant terrorist), Rezko (the convicted felon who got Obama a deal on his house), and the anti-American racist and Farrakhan supporter Wright (his 20 year friend, pastor, and mentor) cause concern among most. That along with his father being muslim and his writings in his books (favoring muslims and the black race) make many wonder if he has ACTUALLY CHANGED his muslim leanings and/or ties. It will boil down to who you trust, and
Obama's background in no way engenders trust. In the end this will decide the election.


Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Billw. It's obvious that you haven't read Obama's books, but you should. Read "Dreams of My Father", written when he was 33 years old. It predates his political life and you'll learn about the values and issues that have shaped this man. You'll discover that Obama is the first post-racial candidate to run for president. He's not racist; he's beyond that and ahead of most of the electorate in that regard. That's why young people admire him, but lots of older people don't understand him. Because they don't, they're suspicious.

McCain represents the past. The country needs to move forward, but you have to be willing to accept change, to believe that we can be a better nation, that there can be a better future for our children. You have to stop being afraid.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Judy Kilgore"
"What WAS the racially incendiary remark that the McCain campaign made? If Obama is going to make this charge, then he needs to be specific."

He can't be specific, since McCain only responded to Obama bringing up race. Obama is a fraud and a clown, out trying to bamboozle people in order to win.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I used to live next door to Sam Giancana, my father played Gin with him everyday but we were not in the Mafia. I owned a popular bar near the Hollydog dog track i Florida frequented by all kinds of wise guys so am I in the Mafia just because I know those guys? I don't really care who Obama knew or didn't know. I care what he is going to do for the country. Mccain is a 72 year old demented deranged war monger. The choice is easy.
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OBAMA'S MUSLIM LEANINGS

KC said:
"Why do so many still think Mr. Obama is a Muslim, when he's said so many times that he is a Christian."

Obama's background of being friends with Ayers (an unrepentant terrorist), Rezko (the convicted felon who got Obama a deal on his house), and the anti-American racist and Farrakhan supporter Wright (his 20 year friend, pastor, and mentor) cause concern among most. That along with his father being muslim and his writings in his books (favoring muslims and the black race) make many wonder if he has ACTUALLY CHANGED his muslim leanings and/or ties. It will boil down to who you trust, and
Obama's background in no way engenders trust. In the end this will decide the election.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 2:42 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't any one talk about Cindy Mcaine's lover in Phoenix? This apparently is a well known fact.

Posted by: Jed
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Pretty soon McCain and cohorts are going to say Senator is a good basketball player and it expected ONLY because he is "Black"

Posted by: NinaK | August 2, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

What WAS the racially incendiary remark that the McCain campaign made? If Obama is going to make this charge, then he needs to be specific. Otherwise, he's just blowing more hot air, which is deflating his suit even further.

You didn't hear Hillary Clinton calling attention to the fact that she didn't look like all those presidents on our money, or that she was different than the usual cast of characters who have run for president, or that she just knew "they" were going to attack her gender. And, I might add, when sexist remarks WERE made about her, where was Obama's ire about that? Nowhere, because he was making them himself, just as he allowed his surrogates to claim that she and President Clinton made racist remarks. It took him days to admit that was not true and he didn't think the Clintons were racists, just as it's taken him days, this time, to admit his own remarks were playing the race card, although he put it differently.

Obama is dirty politics as usual, just in a sneaky, passive-aggressive way.

Posted by: Judy Kilgore | August 2, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse


OBAMA'S MUSLIM LEANINGS

KC said:
"Why do so many still think Mr. Obama is a Muslim, when he's said so many times that he is a Christian."

Obama's background of being friends with Ayers (an unrepentant terrorist), Rezko (the convicted felon who got Obama a deal on his house), and the anti-American racist and Farrakhan supporter Wright (his 20 year friend, pastor, and mentor) cause concern among most. That along with his father being muslim and his writings in his books (favoring muslims and the black race) make many wonder if he has ACTUALLY CHANGED his muslim leanings and/or ties. It will boil down to who you trust, and
Obama's background in no way engenders trust. In the end this will decide the election.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

No, I employ over 1500 people and I am sorry to say that is a good assessment of the populous. Do you know how hard it is to hire someone who is qualified for even the most menial jobs? It is sad what we value in this country. We are some of the weakest people in the world. People like Mccain and Bush exploit what they know the American people to be. Afraid of their own shadow. All you have to do is make them afraid and they line up like sheep. Every other major corporation knows it also with the junk they sell us and the poor quality they know we are willing to accept and all the lies. I actually saw one of Mccains spokespeople on a talk show last week when he was questioned about the fact that the Obama hospital story was shown to be not true he said, "So what, it works". They just play the American people for the known fools they are. The public doesn't even deserve better, screw them. Obama win or lose will make a hundred million dollars just like Bill and Hillary did and be one of the most important people of his time. Those who knock him will still be the poor white trash they always were.
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My I.Q. is 97, and I am a brane surgon. G, give me a brake.

Shame on you for looking down your nose (probably ugly, and coked-out) at people with seemingly less mental horsepower than you. You must be a racist white redneck bigot right wing fanatic.

Posted by: Phil O Sophie | August 2, 2008 1:52 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't any one talk about Cindy Mcaine's lover in Phoenix? This apparently is a well known fact.

Posted by: Jed
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She needs a lover to keep her somewhat happy and to help her self esteem. We all know what McCain thinks of his wife, remember the "at least I do not cake the makeup on like a trollop, you cccc!" when he became agitated about her teasing him about his thinning hair. This comment in the presence of others!! On top of that, they have lived SEPARATELY during the entire time he has been in the senate, except for those few trips McCain takes from DC to Arizona. Umm, I wonder if McCain's secret phone number was in the Washington Madams's list??

Posted by: NinaK | August 2, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

obama says he made a racist statement, but it's only racist because McCain noticed its racist?
WTF?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

It's typical of the shopworn hypocrites to project onto others the very behaviors and characteristics which they themselves exemplify. Thus did the Republican neoconservative "movement" that began with Newt Gingrich attack the Democrats on issues of "family values", "morals", "fiscal responsibility", etc. Of course, after they won election to office, these "neocons" have proceeded, for the past 14 years, to violate every single one of the "values" which they so fervently espoused to the general public.

Not to be outdone, the Democrats have also obscured the central issues facing most American citizens today. The "debate" between the 2 major "parties" is nothing more than a sham to keep people distracted from the fact that the economy is owned and operated by an elite which owns both the Democrats and the Republicans.

Posted by: Concerned Citizen | August 2, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

It's more then that, he is now demented and getting worse
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When McCain ran in 2000 he was way more qualified than W, but the McCain of 2008 is more like Bush and the failed policies of his party than ever before. In 2002, he reportedly thought hard about switching parties. He should have. The country needs to return to fiscal responsiblity the way it was under a Democratic president before Bush. But McCain of course is now for the fiscally irresponsible tax breaks Bush larded mainly on the top 1% of earners and is happy to continue burdening future generations with the eventual need to pay back the deficits created by those cuts. McCain is also for continuing massive tax breaks for oil companies, pledging this with a straight face while the oil companies make the highest profits of any industry in US history. Vote Democrat. Save the nation.

Posted by: | August 2, 2008 1:39 PM
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I am delighted and grateful McCain did NOT change parties in 2004!! Look at how he would be embarrassing the Democrats with his campaign tactics and old buzzard rationale! No, thank you, the Republicans are more than welcome to keep this outdated, out-of-touch senile old man!!
Funny, McCain has talked about his OLD AGE, does that mean he is "PULLING THE OLD AGE CARD AND TRYING TO USE IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE" like they are ACCUSING Senator Obama of doing with his race?? Both race and (OLD) age come under the EEO issues of discrimination.

Since McCain, in fact, pulled the OLD AGE CARD, I feel comfortable talking about his old and his mental state.

Posted by: Nina | August 2, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

This is dejavu all over again. The Rove et al crowd is at it again and has so little regard for the American people's ability to discern it that they are just using the same play book again. Much more of a stretch this time (celebrity vs, windsurfing, hunting vs. can the bowling incident be far behind, etc etc.), but. And this race card and from the bottom of the deck is just incredible.

One would like to think that all of this plays only with those who would never vote for Obama anyway, but....

Posted by: savvy | August 2, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

A few more things on McCain: He voted against the the Martin Luther King Holiday, voted against funds to honor Martin Luther King, and voted against Civil Rights Lesigislation!! McCain was a racist back then and he has not changed his beliefs and attitude. He is a racist and a bigot to this day!

Posted by: NinaK | August 2, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

"I almost agree, screw them they are too stupid for their own good. In a country with an average I.Q. of 97, one of the lowest in the world for a modern country, what can you expect."
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Absolutely right. It's frightening to see simpletons writing on these boards who claim Obama -- a man from humble beginnings who worked himself up through Harvard Law -- is somehow an elitist. And at the same time they imagine that they can relate to Bush -- someone born to privilege and power -- because he'd be great to drink beer with. I guess the village idiots stick together. But trust me, idiots, the country is better off with brains at the helm.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse


KC:
"Why do so many still think Mr. Obama is a Muslim, when he's said so many times that he is a Christian."

Do you really want to go there? He flip-flops and his background in no way engenders trust.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse


"Once she and her sleazebag husband played the race card, the redneck racists fell in line and voted for her over the "black man". "

Sorry, but the "race card bit" was after the first 11 primaries on March 13. It was sexism prior to that.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama created this issue. He wants everthing to be about race so he can call everyone who legitemately critises him a racist. The reason he is going to lose is not because of his race but because he is a far left socialist who has no business in american politics.

If Colin Powell were running he would win by a landslide. Obama knows he is losing and is desperately doing what all leftists do.. dirty politics. The race card is just the first thing he pulled.

Posted by: reason
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If Collin Powell was running for president, he, too, would be harassed and beaten for being black. Unfortunately racism and bigotry exist big time in our United States, particulary in the less forward states such as Kentucky, West Virginia, and portions of Ohio. That is the way it is and those people are not about to get out of this rut; they think because they are WHITE they are superior to the other races--Black, Latino, Asian. In those states, you have to be WHITE, otherwise you are "substandard". So, yes, Collin Powell would be getting the same hatred and degradation simply because he, too, is Black.

McCain's incindiary trash-and-burn tactics are deplorable. Because Senator Obama alludes to the fact he is indeed different from other Presidents because of his backround and black heritage, both of which are FACTS, McCain jumps up and down gleefuly like a screeching hyena attacking its prey making accusations against the young senator of Illinois of brining out the race card. McCain's campaign went so far as to state Obama brought up the race card during the primaries. They are fabricating this; as we all know it was Hilliary and Bill that belittled Martin Luther King's fight for civil rights and it was Bill that likened Senator Obama's win in South Carolina to the Jessie Jackson wins in the 1980s---in other words, South Carolina has a large number of African Americans and they ONLY voted for Obama and Jackson because they, too, are African American (Black). McCain has spent the last 40 years coveting the Office of the Presidency but did not run for office until 2000 at age 64 and got beaten by GWB. Now McCain is 72 (this month) and knows he is not long for this world and feels because he was a POW, we, the American people OWE him because "I fought for my country". Selling out our country and our troops by agreeing at different times to doing several propaganda ads are NOT a heroic actions, they the actions of a coward. And McCain KNOWS IT!! The fact of the matter is McCain has to talk about his "heroic" POW years to keep pumping his ego and to remind himself that he is in deep denial that, in fact, he WAS/IS A COWARD. McCain's comment to the African American audience yesterday that the the military is an equal opportunity employer was disgusting in that it clearly told them, the Black community, that if they WANTED EQUAL Opportunity (Equall Rights) they would have to join the military services to get equal opportunity and equal rights. Just how racial is that?? This was in reply to a question asked about McCain voting against Affirmative Action in Arizona!! Some people say McCain is not racist. I beg to differ--the above comments by McCain prove differently. In simple terms, what he said was: "You want equal opportunities and equal rights, then, damn it, join the military because that's the ONLY place you are going to get them" because I, as sure as hell, am going to make sure you do NOT get them in MY state or anyplace else because I WILL get rid of Affirmative Action. The ONLY place we cannot diiscriminate is the Military and that is mainly because I need YOU Blacks to fight my battles!!" Whether or not you, out there, want to hear this or not, this is EXACTLY what McCain told African Americans yesterday! The Black community should take McCain to task on this one!!

Posted by: NinaK | August 2, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Cindy McCain has a need for a lover. A hottie with an OLD GEEZER for a husband needs someone with working equipment to satisfy her. I don't blame her - after all she showed her need for lotsa sex when she started ****ing McCain when he was still married to wife #1.

Posted by: D.O.M. from NYC | August 2, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

My I.Q. is 97, and I am a brane surgon. G, give me a brake.

Shame on you for looking down your nose (probably ugly, and coked-out) at people with seemingly less mental horsepower than you. You must be a racist white redneck bigot right wing fanatic.

Posted by: Phil O Sophie | August 2, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't any one talk about Cindy Mcaine's lover in Phoenix? This apparently is a well known fact.

Posted by: Jed | August 2, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Well said, KC.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Mccain married into a crime family with deep ties to the Phoenix/Vegas/LA underworld.

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

Bronfman/Lansky/Greenbaum/Marley/Hensley/McCain

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

It's more then that, he is now demented and getting worse
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When McCain ran in 2000 he was way more qualified than W, but the McCain of 2008 is more like Bush and the failed policies of his party than ever before. In 2002, he reportedly thought hard about switching parties. He should have. The country needs to return to fiscal responsiblity the way it was under a Democratic president before Bush. But McCain of course is now for the fiscally irresponsible tax breaks Bush larded mainly on the top 1% of earners and is happy to continue burdening future generations with the eventual need to pay back the deficits created by those cuts. McCain is also for continuing massive tax breaks for oil companies, pledging this with a straight face while the oil companies make the highest profits of any industry in US history. Vote Democrat. Save the nation.

Posted by: | August 2, 2008 1:39 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Many don't want to admit it to themselves, but race is an issue in this election. There are many who won't vote for Mr. Obama just because he's black. Remember the exit polls in W. Virginia during the primaries? You can't really believe for a second that it would be any different if Colin Powell were running. Why do so many still think Mr. Obama is a Muslim, when he's said so many times that he is a Christian. Stop trying to fool yourselves people, it's not his positions or politics you fear.

Politics is all about popularity. The most popular person is the one that people want to be seen with. That's why popular presidents get things done. Because all the Senators and Congressmen want their pictures taken with the popular guy, so they pass his agendas and help get things done. Obama can reach across the aisle and garner support much better than Mr. McCain will ever be able to.

And as far as experience is concerned, look into the resumes of his advisers. They're some of the most brilliant minds on the planet. In the last couple of weeks he met with Paulson and Bernanke, then with Buffet. People, he's trying to figure out what do do about our economy!!! Aren't your watching!

And who better to represent us on the world stage. Who do you think has a better chance in dealing with world leaders on global issues, Mr McCain who's trips abroad were barely noticed or Mr. Obama who was welcomed by not only the heads of foreign nations, but the people of those nations as well. Quite impressive for someone who's a "citizen".

It's all about getting things done. No matter who you decide to vote for at least make an informed, UNBIASED opinion.

Posted by: KC | August 2, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I almost agree, screw them they are too stupid for their own good. In a country with an average I.Q. of 97, one of the lowest in the world for a modern country, what can you expect.

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I actually almost wish the Republicans do win again and finish the job they started: That is, the dismantling of the American dream and myth. Imagine this. After four more years of the Bush doctrine, this country will still be stuck in a quagmire in Iraq and $5 trillion poorer. And, hundreds of thousands of innocent souls will have perished. We will have officially become a fascist country. And we will all be good Germans. May be then the people will wake up and rise. Of course, by then it will be too late as their goal will have been accomplished, and the American experiment will have died.

Unlike then, now the spoils will be left to the Chinese, the Russians, and the rich Sheiks from the Middle East, who will be Cheney's neighbors in Dubai.

We do need to pray that the country will see the light and the goodness of his son who wishes to share the gift given him with the rest of us. The mind that thought of the messiah attack ad is a purely evil mind with intent to kill and annihilate.

"there are only two emotions" "Love and Fear"

Democrats practice "Love"

Republicans practice "Fear"

The choice is very clear.

Peace is very easy for those practice peace and teach it. Peace is impossible for those who practice fear. Peace is impossible to those who practice war. Peace is inevitable to those who offer peace.

Republicans will attempt to delay the coming of the light, and they will succeed for a little while, but they will fail because thy WILL be done.

Posted by: Julio | August 2, 2008 1:34 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Bill -

She lost the first 11 because no one could stomach her and her tuna taco gang!!! Once she and her sleazebag husband played the race card, the redneck racists fell in line and voted for her over the "black man".

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

When McCain ran in 2000 he was way more qualified than W, but the McCain of 2008 is more like Bush and the failed policies of his party than ever before. In 2002, he reportedly thought hard about switching parties. He should have. The country needs to return to fiscal responsiblity the way it was under a Democratic president before Bush. But McCain of course is now for the fiscally irresponsible tax breaks Bush larded mainly on the top 1% of earners and is happy to continue burdening future generations with the eventual need to pay back the deficits created by those cuts. McCain is also for continuing massive tax breaks for oil companies, pledging this with a straight face while the oil companies make the highest profits of any industry in US history. Vote Democrat. Save the nation.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain = old man with rich bimbo wife with big boobs and a beer distributorship. What the Hell is he doing running for President? He's got all he'll ever need now!

Posted by: Phil O Sophie | August 2, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse


"Clinton "deserved" nothing. She lost, fair and square"

BS again. She lost the first 11 primaries due to sexism. The Wright issue leveled the playing field.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I actually almost wish the Republicans do win again and finish the job they started: That is, the dismantling of the American dream and myth. Imagine this. After four more years of the Bush doctrine, this country will still be stuck in a quagmire in Iraq and $5 trillion poorer. And, hundreds of thousands of innocent souls will have perished. We will have officially become a fascist country. And we will all be good Germans. May be then the people will wake up and rise. Of course, by then it will be too late as their goal will have been accomplished, and the American experiment will have died.

Unlike then, now the spoils will be left to the Chinese, the Russians, and the rich Sheiks from the Middle East, who will be Cheney's neighbors in Dubai.

We do need to pray that the country will see the light and the goodness of his son who wishes to share the gift given him with the rest of us. The mind that thought of the messiah attack ad is a purely evil mind with intent to kill and annihilate.

"there are only two emotions" "Love and Fear"

Democrats practice "Love"

Republicans practice "Fear"

The choice is very clear.

Peace is very easy for those practice peace and teach it. Peace is impossible for those who practice fear. Peace is impossible to those who practice war. Peace is inevitable to those who offer peace.

Republicans will attempt to delay the coming of the light, and they will succeed for a little while, but they will fail because thy WILL be done.

Posted by: Julio | August 2, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Ben:
"It's not playing a race card to acknowledge what everyone with eyes can see."

Obama states his opponent will bring up the race issue, then when McCain responds he blames McCain. His supporters have been snookered by the man of few principles.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Barry O'Bomba-Nation: "What I was REALLY Saying..."

Gawd! THAT, is getting Sooooooo Old!


Hey Barack: STATESMEN, should be a whole lot better at STATING things!

Forget trying to be a President, and go back to pushing your Lawyer/Congressional Clown PENCIL!

Posted by: SAINT-The | August 2, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

JOHN MCCAIN, PLAYING THE DISABILITY CARD HIS WHOLE CAREER.

Mccain has been playing the disability card for his entire career. No one dares tell the truth about him or challenge the war hero or say anything bad or he will tell you,
" MY ARMS HURT, MY ARMS HURT, I WAS A P.O.W., I AM A HERO ASK ANYBODY".
He gets away with murder, why, Hell, "HE IS DISABLED".
At one of his town hall meetings he even paraded around a half blind demented "Real" war hero with all his medals on exploiting him. He has been hiding behind his disability for so long I was actually glad in 2000 when Bush went after him. Enough is enough he had been living off this hero BS with no political substance what so ever long enough. Much of his past can not even be substantiated. He can not account for most of his medals, ask him. They were just handed to him because of who his father was. It has long been just assumed his military records have been altered and faked by his father. It's nice when your father is an Admiral. Two other men in his camp who collaborated with the enemy were threatened with execution as traders for doing the exact same thing Mccain himself admits doing in his book, except Mccain did it "30" times. But like I said, when your father is an Admiral your past can be what ever you say it is and after a while you even begin to believe it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I am better off than four years ago.

Posted by: sidfishn | August 2, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

johns not good at distractions he and his camp just thinks the american people is stupid.you see racist comments would have help him some years ago.i am sure he and his camp has some predudices as we all do,but this is why he should not be voted for.we need to be brought into the 21 century this guy is still living in the past.this is not new people this is old politics.new is to talk issues economy,new era not about your community or my community it's about our community as american citizens.we need to come together and stay together,not every 4 yrs, holidays,disasters its time we break the cycle.lets be proud of who we are as american human beings.

Posted by: frank | August 2, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

People of color (latino, black, indian) in American are not in the position to play the race card, because they will be accused of being labeled ' whinners' a term that is familiar to McDesperate.

McDesperate has serious flaws which disqualifies him from being an effective president, so what does he do? he takes the low road. McDesperate is typical old, grumpy, crusty tardy old man, who's age is showing.

Posted by: Evan | August 2, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Up until this spring I considered myself a Republican and I am not some naive follower of the "One". At 55 I have seen a lot and can smell it when I see it and I see it here and I am disgusted by McCain's descent. It was obvious it was going to happen but what a dolt.

So Barack played the race card how? Referring to his face not looking like the President's on our currency?

Here is the video posted on 6/27 of a web ad by the McCain Campaign.

Not only did they use the $100 bill with his picture replacing Ben's, but superimposing Barack's face over those of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt one by one on Mt. Rushmore and ending with him as the Statue of Liberty.

The ad is funny in a bizarre way and pretty pathetic in another as its message of trying to make him look different (code word - Black) in multiple ways by its visual comparisons. You'd have to be blind not to draw this comparison or insanely naive. This is Rovian crap at its best.

The Celeb ad plays the same visual tricks with young blond women and a black man in the same images - (again code word Black and scary)...and eerily similar to the Harold Ford ad.

It is time for Barack to hit back and hit hard on McCain's inability to remember details in a funny way (code word "too Old") and pound on him for his wife's million dollar Amex bill, 8 houses, private plane, $540 loafers et al (code word Elitist)....that is different...not at all like the US voter...

Or the trips abroad on tax payer dollars since he won, the troop visit turned down abroad for he and his wife.

Or simply a montage of all the things he and Cindy have said about a dirty campaign with the media quotes next to them decrying them.....and a big McCain picture with a Pinocchio nose at the end.

A firm and consistent response is required... NOW!! lets give this tired, old man some of his own medicine....time for a "gun at the knife fight".

Posted by: John Nail | August 2, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I think all of you that think John McCain would make a great president Vote For Him. You will get what you deserve. Because if you do vote for him you are saying you like what been happening the last 7.5 years. I think we need another president that the world hates!

I think we should lose more jobs and put another guy that will be some dignity to the white house! What does John McCain stand for? oh Dumping on Obama yeah he is our man.

Posted by: Dwight Oceanside | August 2, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Bill -

Clinton "deserved" nothing. She lost, fair and square - no matter how she tried to change the rules.

She thought she could waltz in and be crowned Prez. What an arrogant fool. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hopefully she will lose her Senate seat. The she can pursue her affinity for tuna tacos.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

McCain has had Mob ties in Arizona ever since he started fornicating with Cindy Hensley while still married to his first wife. Where is that in his sanitized history? BEWARE THE FALSE HERO!!

Posted by: Racist White Pigs for Obama | August 2, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The Democrat Congress has not convinced me for one that four years of Democrats would be better then Republicans.

Is it ok to link everything the Democrats have done to Obama? Because it sure seems to be ok to use that tactic against McCain.

Obama accusations that others will use his race against him are intended to gain voters. His intent is to portray anyone that doesn't support him as being afraid of his different color.

Obama is playing the race card.

Posted by: win | August 2, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Andy,

My sentiments exactly. McShame is employing subtle race-baiting tactics. Obama is pointing out what is clearly the obvious to those with eyes and brains. Yesterday, the Democratic Governor of Tennessee warned McShame against using race as a wedge.

I would hope that voters would reject this kind of garbage, because there is too much at stake in this election for us to be distracted by republithug scare tactics. What Obama can do is make Hillary Clinton VP and employ her as his attack dog.

Posted by: Jalani | August 2, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse


"Hillary lost because she is disliked by most of the human race."

BS, she lost because Obama's "Wright baggage" didn't hit the news until after the first 11 primaries. It was nip and tuck ater that. Clinton actually deserved the nomination for this reason.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama says McCain is creating a distraction from issues that really matter, yet he does not offer anything but platitudes as policy.

Obama continually creates distractions from his qualifications to be president. The reason is obvious: he has no qualifications.

Posted by: Avanti | August 2, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I love allegory! However, there seems to be some confusion as to identity of the snake. The snake is John McCain. He has traded on his Vietnam error as a rotten and inept pilot for the past 30+ years. He got into Congress on his second wife's money...and stayed there because he accepts money from big oil and from Arizona Mobsters.

Old Man McCain is the snake, folks. Beware of someone trying to profit from their military service by saying they were a hero!

Posted by: Racist White Pigs for Obama | August 2, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Say what you will, but it's obvious to a lot of us that Obama feels entitled to the Presidency as part of Affirmative Action Policies.
He still doesn't under stand the large part of the Population detests Affirmative Action.
Maybe he'll reflect on this when he does his Book Tours after he loses.

Posted by: RoBoTech | August 2, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

For heaven sakes, the guy is BLACK. It's not playing a race card to acknowledge what everyone with eyes can see. Not any more than McCain is playing the age card for joking about his age. The McCain camp only pounced on this to distract voters from paying attention to the absolute disaster that has been the Republican leadership. And from the comments by some in this discussion, the tactic is working. They are playing you for stupid and you're proving them right.

The question worth asking in this election contest is this: Are you better off today than you were eight years ago? If not, dump the Republicans.

Posted by: Ben | August 2, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain is doing exactly what Bush did to him in 2000. His tactics are pathetic, low and yes, racist.

If i can recall McCain was first candidate to call for a civil campaign, but when he noticed his flagging campaign wasn't gaining much traction he decides to go negative. Obama and Democrats need to rip the scab off of McCain and expose for the fake and liar he really is.

McCain, this a man, who left his first crippled wife for a beer hieress. In the 90s he was involved in the KEATING FIVE SCANDAL, VICKI EISMAN, CAMPAIGN FINANCE LOOP HOLES ETC.
McCain is no maverick he's a racist, old goon.

Posted by: Eli | August 2, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

You mean Barack HUSSEIN Obama? Remember that line of attack?

The only way McCain can win is by scaring enough people into voting for him... while not creating a bigger backlash.

McCain is going to push the "different is scary" angle as hard as he can, and the republican party is going to push it even harder. Barack is only trying to make people aware of this. Seems like a smart move, good think he's not getting his campaign advice from the comments section of an op-ed...

Posted by: Andy | August 2, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

FJB -

QUIT BEING SUCH A SORE LOSER. HILLARY LOST. OBAMA WON. If you cannot support the Democratic nominee - get out of the Party and go vote for the old goat McSleezy.

Hillary lost because she is disliked by most of the human race. We found her to be lacking in morals, comity, sincerity, and honesty. "Enuf said, get on with your life loser!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Remember, America, The next war may the the last.

Posted by: Jesus was a pacifist | August 2, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse


OBAMA'S GAME

Obama brought up the race issue by saying McCain would bring it up and even predicted what McCain or his team would say
Then he says McCain turned this into a "racially incendiary remark." The man is playing his supporters for fools, but maybe he has nothing to lose there...

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Wake up Obama Supporters.

There was a man walking down a street and on the sidewalk was a snake unable to move because he was cold. The man picked him up and tucked him inside his coat to warm him up. Suddenly the snake bit him. The man said to the snake ,Why did you bite me?
The snake replied. You knew what I was when you picked me up.

It is clear what Obama is. But you all are being taken in. Go ahead and vote for him and surely you will be bitten. When you go into the voting booth remember the good old snake story.

Posted by: Ginny | August 2, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

So in response to Obama be accused of dropping the race card, he drops the race card again? Wow, he just doesn't get it.

Posted by: Leeballz | August 2, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

More of the same...racism by Obama.....who the he11 does he think he is fooling????

He uses the powerful, sly and demeaning inuendo....Pfleger style!!! And then projects it onto Mc Cain??????? B *** S ###

Obama the destructive!!!!!!

Posted by: Paul | August 2, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The truth is that McCain's camp including many of his supporters on this board are using race by inuendo. The right wing wants Obama to be a victim of cloaked racial slurs without allowing him the right to defend himself. If Obama defends himself against their racial attacks, they accuse him of playing the race card for mentioning it.

Posted by: Kevin Morgan | August 2, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

"Sen. Barack Obama conceded Saturday morning that allegations he made that Republicans would try to "scare" voters by raising his appearance and name did allude to race"
Same BS he pulled on HRC in primary. I am one Dem who sees no place for such tactics. HRC fought long and hard - more so than Obama ever dreamed - for minorities. Obama wants to play the victim when he is the instigator.

Posted by: FJB | August 2, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I support Senator Obama because I think that he has greatness within him, and the United States of America is going to need a great man as President to dig ourselves out of the messes we are in. In fact, we probably will need great men or great women to lead our country for the next 20 years to dig out.

Posted by: Jim Freeman | August 2, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a typical politician - he initiates a fight by a charged comment KNOWING that it will cause trouble - then tries to spin it on the opponent.

What's that he says about "old politics"..??

McCain is not my dream president - but he's 10 times the man in all respects, than Obama.

Posted by: JRDevo | August 2, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Mccain mocks the age issue so it will not be used against him the same way Obama mocks the race issue.On a different note Blitzer of CNN always trys to stoke a issue.Look at his leading headline every day on his show.He never leads with the important news it is always a tabloid headline to improve ratings.

Posted by: RENEA1 | August 2, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Silverman is lying when she said she hates Ch*nks she dates Jimmy Kimmel. Keating's crew is lying about private savings.

Posted by: Spiel | August 2, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

re: Obama's rope-a-dope

You may have a point there. (Or it may have been a mistake.)

People don't really like talking about race in America and, after this episode, there's going to be a big price to pay for the person who brings it up next. Obama got it out of the way, on his terms, at the time of his choosing.

It's like in baseball when the ump warns both benches after a beanball.

This takes one more option out of the McCain campaign's dirty trick toolbox.

And they can't play the Anti-Christ card again, can they?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse


OBAMA ADMITS HIS RACIAL COMMENT
"I don't think it's accurate to say that my comments had nothing to do with race"

When pinned down during questioning, Obama just made the above statement. Looks like his free ride is about over.

Posted by: Billw | August 2, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

The sintax is wrong, Jake didn't write this.

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I support Barak Obama because I do not... repeat do not want another war.... this time with Iran. I also support Obama because he has the vision thing... unlike McCaine who's only vision was doing propaganda films for the Viet Cong. He is a born rat in search of cheese.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | August 2, 2008 12:51 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain is qualified?

Yes, he is a world class adulter and race-baiter.

But that's it.

Foreign Affairs: No real experience -- not a day on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee despite a Senate tenure of 22 years. No significant foreign affairs legislation. Not educated in this area. No personal experience in this area.

Domestic Policy. McSame all the way -- endorses all the failed policies of Bush.

Legislative Accomplishments. Virutally none. McCain-Feingold, reviled in his own party and which he now rejects, promising to appoint Justices who view it as unconstitutional. McCain-Lieberman (global warming) and McCain-Kennedy (immigration), rejected by his own party, not passed.

McCain's record as Senator tells you what kind of President he would be. NOTHING WOULD CHANGE. Bush's ruinous fiscal policies would remain in place. National debt, now 74% of GDP thanks to Bush, would exceed 100% GDP, rendering the US bankrupt. Reform on immigration and global warming would never happen since McCain cannot command support from his own party. Energy: by signaling to the world that the US is incapable of breaking its addition to oil, a McCain presidency would produce oil prices of $300 per barrel and $10 per gallon at the pump.

John McCain, a disaster about to happen.

Posted by: mnjam | August 2, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I support Barak Obama because I do not... repeat do not want another war.... this time with Iran. I also support Obama because he has the vision thing... unlike McCaine who's only vision was doing propaganda films for the Viet Cong. He is a born rat in search of cheese.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | August 2, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I have met Obama a few years ago and like a boxer who faints back draws in the opponent and knocks them out that is politics to him. Just look back at his early days if you think anything he does is an accadent just wait. He was willing to take a small hit to bait them into committing themselves to never playing the race card. Now they have said it, and if they do it will get thrown in their face in two seconds. Obama has now gotten that out of the way early and can move on while making Mccain petty and silly. Anyone who thinks Obama does not know what he is doing are fools and will pay for it. Mccains team got tricked plain and simple.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

That's OK. Sooner or later it will come out that John McCain allegedly married into an Arizona crime family.

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

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, where is the racially 'incendiary remark' of the headline?

Can the race card Obama, it's getting real old. You ARE risky: you are totally unqualified to be president.

JFK: 6 years House, 8 years Senate, war hero, participant in father's Ambassadorship to the UK, pre-war. And HE was considered a risky lightweight!

You? Local activist, a few years in an uncontested nickel and dime state senatorship, and an absentee US Senator for a seat contended for by carpetbagging nutcase Alan Keyes. Really.

McCain: well, you know, more qualified.

Posted by: Chicago1 | August 2, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Don't know who is writing headlines at The Post, but boiling down Obama's comments to "racially incendiary" completely distorts what he said. In fact, that line seems to have been ripped out of context.

You folks are REALLY bad at your jobs.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama created this issue. He wants everthing to be about race so he can call everyone who legitemately critises him a racist. The reason he is going to lose is not because of his race but because he is a far left socialist who has no business in american politics.

If Colin Powell were running he would win by a landslide. Obama knows he is losing and is desperately doing what all leftists do.. dirty politics. The race card is just the first thing he pulled.

Posted by: reason | August 2, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Kelly,

You speak so harshly of the Obama staff/media. They're the reason that no one really looks past the surface of an unqualified empty individual like Sen Obama.

Like the fact that you think McCain and Bush are the same points to the ignorance that the Obama machine has put forth. Feel free to look up actual facts and figures to draw that line yourself as opposed to drinking the Kool-aid.

Posted by: Mirror | August 2, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain is undertaking a "racially incendiary" strategy? That is very harsh...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 2, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

At what point will the NY Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and NBC realize that they bear an enormous amount of responsibility for how this country is run?

They are the ones who promote the ridiculous lies that Obama is playing the race card, or that John Kerry didn't serve honorably in Vietnam, or that Gore is a bore, etc. Meanwhile they completely ignore reporting the facts about McCain, Bush, Cheney, etc.

The people in this country deserve facts, not sensationalism. The job of so-called journalists like Brian Williams and Wolf Blitzer is to actually report the facts, and to be wise about not giving voice to blatant lies.

If they can't do their job we are going to end up with another 4 years of Republicans running the country into the ground. And how is Republican rule helping anyone, including the very reporters (and the media companies) who tolerate Republican lies?

PS: Obama, you need to punch back. Remind the country that McCain is a HUGE Bush supporter. Remind the country that on the day Katrina was destroying New Orleans, those two idiots were eating cake in Arizona.

Posted by: Kelly | August 2, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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