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McCain Paints Obama as Disrespectful

By Howard Kurtz
The Ad: He was the world's biggest celebrity, but his star's fading. So they lashed out at Sarah Palin. Dismissed her as "good looking." That backfired, so they said she was doing, "what she was told." Then desperately called Sarah Palin a liar. How disrespectful. And how Governor Sarah Palin proves them wrong, every day.

Analysis: This John McCain commercial, which contains two significant distortions, is part of a larger effort to rule criticism of his running mate out of bounds and paint her as the victim of unfair attacks from both Democrats and the media.

The "they" is never specified here, but the notion that Barack Obama's campaign "dismissed" Sarah Palin based on her looks twists what was clearly a self-deprecating joke by his running mate, Joe Biden. The Delaware senator laughed as he compared himself to the Alaska governor: "'Well, there's obvious differences. She's good looking."

The "doing what she was told" line is an exaggerated version of a comment by Obama strategist David Axelrod. "She tried to attack Obama by saying he had no significant legislative accomplishments -- maybe that's what she was told," he said. Axelrod did not say that Palin was entirely programmed by the McCain campaign.

The spot is accurate in saying the Obama campaign called Palin a liar. An ad for the Illinois senator challenged her for taking credit for stopping Alaska's Bridge to Nowhere, which she had originally supported, saying: "Politicians lying about their records?"

The indignant female narrator's voice suggests that the Obama camp is unfairly pillorying Palin, in no small measure because she is a woman. One irony is that while earlier McCain ads depicted the Illinois senator as "the world's biggest celebrity" -- trying to make a liability of the large and enthusiastic crowds Obama was drawing -- McCain now has a celebrity of his own on the ticket and is determined to protect her image.

Posted at 1:27 PM ET on Sep 12, 2008  | Category:  Ad Watch
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Obama has lost the women's vote. He's lost Minnesota, New York and New Jersey. According to the latest Electoral College forecast, he will lose by at least 30 votes. He's in a statistical dead heat for the popular vote but only when you exclude independent and undecideds.

Now he's been caught stealing Palin's e-mail, faking ballots in New Mexico and sneaking illegals over the border to vote illegally.

So much for his "new politics."

Posted by: ObamaHatesWomen | September 18, 2008 11:34 PM

barrac oboma sucks

Posted by: aaron roberts | September 15, 2008 12:34 PM

hi im aron thomas and barrac obama sucks. all he can think of is lies. you need to tell the nation correct information because most people just listen to him and don't know the full truth because they don't watch the news.

Posted by: aron thomas | September 15, 2008 12:32 PM

The McCain campaign is desperate to change the subject. False controversy takes the emphasis away from a candidate who was so uninspiring that only 20% of his supporters were enthusiastic about him. Tiny crowds of bored people were the norm for McCain. Palin was selected by the same folks who brought us a "compassionate conservative" from Texas, who, like Palin, turned out to be anything but what was advertised.

Meanwhile, hard working Americans are slipping into the mud in this economy. Our real incomes have dropped while everything costs more. Can you tell me one thing McCain has done to help uninsured Americans get health care? Can you tell me what McCain has done over the last 26 years that will help us transition to a renewable energy economy? McCain agrees that global warming is influenced by the burning of fossil fuels. Do you know what his solution is? You heard it at the convention: Drill, Baby, Drill.

Drilling. That was the answer in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and most of the first decade of the new century. Don't you think it's time we actually did something different?

Posted by: Jennifer | September 13, 2008 9:16 PM

this week's republican theme - 'pigs, and lipstick, and wolves! OH MY!'

priceless.

Posted by: eric.harrison | September 13, 2008 5:13 PM

Posted by: Karl "Dough Head" Rove | September 13, 2008 4:24 PM

Is this really how the greatest country on earth elects its next President? It's a sad day, America.

Posted by: wireknob | September 13, 2008 3:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QNTDZYkn4o&feature=related

To Learn MORE TRUTH about Barak Obama go to this link:

http://www.ObamaTruth.org

Posted by: GreatAmericanWoman | September 13, 2008 1:53 PM

* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you’re “exotic, different.”

* Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

* Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you’re a maverick.

* Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership experience.

* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second highest ranking executive.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian.

* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.

* If you teach teach children about sexual predators, you are irresponsible and eroding the fiber of society.

* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state’s school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you’re very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate laywer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values don’t represent America ’s.

* If you’re husband is nicknamed “First Dude”, with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that hates America and advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 1:39 PM

From Politico:

“Every day not talking about the economy, the war and how to fix a broken system is a victory for McCain,” said John Weaver, a former top strategist to the nominee who left the campaign last year. “They’re going to ride it as long as they can and as long as the mainstream media puts up every ridiculous charge.”

Posted by: Four more years? | September 13, 2008 10:05 AM

How many posters here fit David Brooks's residential profile of "trailer trash"?

Posted by: Just wonderin | September 13, 2008 9:53 AM

McShame tightens his claim as yesterday's man with his deceitful, dishonorable ads.

Since when -- and why -- did he decide that truthfulness is not a virtue?

If he continues with this ugly game, what sort of legacy has he built for himself, in office, perhaps higher office, and in the history books?

Posted by: 2mature2bHornswoggled | September 13, 2008 9:49 AM

Oh please, Scott, you with your myriad polls to mesmerize and make us faint and cower the way you think Dems are supposed to cower. I don't think so. The polls have been so spot on in the past, right? Not. I've also seen a few sites using intricate computer models that predict a handy electoral college win for Obama, along with some esteemed economic or polital science professor (don't remember who he is) who has correctly predicted every race since 1988 using his own computer model. I'll take computers and science over your faith in McCain and polls. We'll see come November, that is unless the Republicans try to steal a third election.

Posted by: Poll this . . . | September 13, 2008 7:15 AM

Looks like the people of New Jersey are losing some Respect for Barack Obama-

Marist 09/05 - 09/08 805 RV 48 45 Obama +3
Fairleigh Dickinson 09/04 - 09/07 872 LV 47 41 Obama +6
Quinnipiac 08/04 - 08/10 1468 LV 51 41 Obama +10
Rasmussen 08/04 - 08/04 500 LV 52 42 Obama +10
Monmouth/Gannett 07/17 - 07/21 698 LV 50 36 Obama +14

************************

Look out below.... New Jersey!
14pt lead down to margin of error in 6wks.
Looks like Sarah's wowing them in Secaucus....and Seattle and Helena Montana and Raleigh NC, and...

Hey Democrats, how's that "Western Strategy" working out against the Senator from Arizona and The Governor of Alaska?

Not so well, huh? I suppose to win you'll have to go after NC and Georgia again...oops.

Election 2008 Latest Polls
Friday, September 12
Race Poll Results Spread
Missouri Rasmussen McCain 51, Obama 46 McCain +5
Oklahoma Rasmussen McCain 63, Obama 32 McCain +31
Washington Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 47 Obama +2

Ohio Univ. of Cinci McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4

Thursday, September 11
Race Poll Results Spread
Ohio InAdv/PollPosition McCain 48, Obama 47 McCain +1
Florida InAdv/PollPosition McCain 50, Obama 42 McCain +8
Michigan InAdv/PollPosition Obama 44, McCain 45 McCain +1

Colorado InAdv/PollPosition Obama 49, McCain 46 Obama +3
Georgia InAdv/PollPosition McCain 56, Obama 38 McCain +18
Nevada InAdv/PollPosition McCain 46, Obama 45 McCain +1
Wyoming Rasmussen McCain 58, Obama 39 McCain +19
Alaska Rasmussen McCain 64, Obama 33 McCain +31
Idaho Rasmussen McCain 68, Obama 29 McCain +39

North Carolina Research 2000 McCain 55, Obama 38 McCain +17
New Mexico Rasmussen Obama 47, McCain 49 McCain +2

Mississippi Research 2000 McCain 55, Obama 37 McCain +18
Ohio Strategic Vision (R) McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
Michigan CNN/Time Obama 49, McCain 45 Obama +4
Virginia CNN/Time McCain 50, Obama 46 McCain +4
Colorado PPP (D) Obama 47, McCain 46 Obama +1
Missouri CNN/Time McCain 50, Obama 45 McCain +5

Georgia Strategic Vision (R) McCain 52, Obama 39 McCain +13


Pennsylvania Quinnipiac Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3

Florida Quinnipiac McCain 50, Obama 43 McCain +7


Alabama AEA/Capital Survey McCain 55, Obama 35 McCain +20
Wednesday, September 10
Race Poll Results Spread

Montana Rasmussen McCain 53, Obama 42 McCain +11
North Dakota Rasmussen McCain 55, Obama 41 McCain +14

North Carolina SurveyUSA McCain 58, Obama 38 McCain +20
Pennsylvania Strategic Vision (R) Obama 47, McCain 45 Obama +2
West Virginia MBE McCain 44, Obama 39 McCain +5

Posted by: Scott | September 13, 2008 6:42 AM

Let's Stop Being Played by McCain/Palin. Declare Saturday, Sept. 13 McCain/Palin Blogging Blackout Day
http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/...
By Joe Perez - September 12, 2008, 9:10PM
Now I feel like a fool. Read this truly must-read post by Andrew Sullivan, wherein one of his readers makes the case that the Liberal Blogosphere has been duped by the McCain campaign.

How did Rove's proteges pull off this feat? How did he replace Thoughtful Liberal Bloggers with Pod People?

We have been focusing all our energy on replying to McCain's sleaze, Palin's lies, rebuting their arguments, defending ourselves, digging up dirt, we have totally turned the Liberal Blogosphere "McCain Central". We've forgotten Obama! We're not pushing Obama's message! We're reinforcing McCain's narratives! We're helping John Sidney McCain win!

It's not enough to "Drop SARAH PALIN like a BAD HABIT!!! WE are running the McCAIN/BUSH/ROVE playbook for them!!" only to start "digging up all the dirt we can find and verify on John Sidney McCain" -- despite O¿O's good intentions, that too is still giving up a focus on driving home Obama's Story, Why We Must Have Change, Why Only Obama/Biden Can Be Trusted to Deliver That Change, What Obama Is Doing and Why It Matters, and What Biden is Doing and Why It Matters.

Can we try a full day -- say, Saturday, Sept. 13 -- where nobody at the TPM Cafe blogs about McCain or Palin or feeds on any of their narratives and frames? Let's try turning the page.

I promise not to post anything to TPM Cafe tomorrow-- not even in the comments -- that will simply focus all of its attention on What McCain is Saying, What Palin is Saying, or Why They're Wrong. Just for a day, one day at a time.

Is anyone else up for this challenge?

Posted by: dotheresearch | September 13, 2008 5:42 AM

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 4:51 AM

Below is one man's views about Sarah Palin. He apparently knew her well in Alaska . A good read if interested in some of her background.

And from a Alaska man who is a very serious cynic about all things political here is my take on Sarah.

I met and spoke with Sarah Palin about two years ago at our downtown Park Strip. It is a place for walking, carnivals, political outdoor things and such. She was cooking hotdogs at a fund raiser and introducing herself to the public as a Governor hopeful.

She came by and said the usual "Hi, I'm Sarah Palin and I am running for Governor"...and I expected her to keep on to the next person but she asked me who I was and what I did in Alaska and we ended up talking for 15 minutes about me, Air America (she was all agog!) and my career in the Army and AAM. She is a pilot (Super Cub) I'm told although all she told me about that was that she loved flying.

As I watched her over the next six months as she successfully ran for Governor I was really impressed. I was impressed greatly even before that after she resigned a good position (Alaska Gas and Oil Regulatory Commission) because a fellow Commission member (Chair of the Alaska Republican Party) misused their office and position. He was using the FAX, computers, printing room and all to promote the Republican endeavors while in a State job. That is a huge no-no in any government employment position.

She resigned and made her point and within weeks Randy Ruderich (the above bad guy) found his ass out on the street and a subsequent investigation found him guilty and he was fined $12,000. Small change actually but a giant point was made.

Next she went after our most horrible Governor ever, Governor Murkowski, and damned if she didn't beat him! All of us here in Alaska , except the Democrats, are sick of our State's corruption. That fact was shouted to the heavens after she was elected with an overwhelming point spread.

After she got into office she started after corrupt legislators and with the FBI's help we've put four of them in prison, indicted six more and the "Corrupt Bastard's Club" as they arrogantly called themselves (even had hats made with CBC on the front!) suddenly found it no fun anymore. Club membership is now in the toilet!!

The current flap which has cost her a ten point loss of popularity (she's still 82%!) was over firing a popular Commissioner of Public Safety who is responsible for our Alaska State Troopers. She fired him for no STATED reason which was her prerogative as the Gov. He served entirely at her option. She and her whole family had a bad, bad experience with a rogue Trooper who was married to Sarah's sister. His name is Trooper Wooten. This dimwit Trooper had threatened Sarah's father (death threat!), threatened Sarah ("I'll get you too"), tasered his 12 year old stepson, drove drunk in his AST cruiser, got a pass by a fellow Trooper who stopped him for erratic driving a second time while in civvies and just a host of other things not yet released to the public. He got away with it and got another pass by the Commissioner's appointed AST Trooper Internal Affairs investigator with a tiny slap on the wrist. Five days off without pay to be exact!!

This maverick Trooper is still on the payroll but only just. The Union intervening saved his malcontent ass. He'll yet get his I'm sure. Incredible heat is being heaped on the Troopers. Public heat, not the Governors office.

The Democrats had the audacity to appoint a obviously biased investigator, Rep. "Gunny" French (so called because he lied about being in the USMC while running for the Legislature) is a staunch liberal and under the orders of Senate President Lyda Green who hates Sara. She hates Sarah because after being elected Governor Sarah told the whole Legislature in one of her first meetings with them that, quote; "All of you here need some Adult Supervision!!!". Sarah was seriously pissed and not afraid of anyone there.That played wonderfully well with Alaskan's after all of our corruption and after all of her successful battles against a seriously entrenched corrupt government here in Alaska . It pissed off the whole Legislature though! They have stayed pissed but also afraid of her because of her popularity.

She reminds me personally of our Alaska wolverine which will fight anything in it's path if it see's fit to do so. No respect at all for size or position. Wife Cindy is in this category too. Unfortunately.

In closing I must tell you that she is the best, most moral and most focused leader I've seen since President Reagan. I feel, really strongly, that like Alaska the rest of our country will love her within a few weeks. Put simply, she represents middle America like NO leader we've ever had. I think McCain made a totally brilliant move in choosing her. She's a maverick who is probably tougher and more focused than McCain himself....and she won't be a total "Yes Man" or more appropriately, woman. McCain will love her.

In 2012 she will be President.

My best to all of you in the hurricane belt. I hope you are all OK. We just had another mini Air America reunion here in beautiful Soldotna , Alaska along the Kenai river. We'll be doing this every year now I guess. Like our Flying Tiger pal's before us there are not that many Air America guys left. I'm 71 myself this September 16. Where the hell did the years go so fast?

My best to you old buddy,
Semper Fi,
George W. About

Posted by: LaVelle | September 13, 2008 3:21 AM

Below is one man's views about Sarah Palin. He apparently knew her well in Alaska . A good read if interested in some of her background.

And from a Alaska man who is a very serious cynic about all things political here is my take on Sarah.

I met and spoke with Sarah Palin about two years ago at our downtown Park Strip. It is a place for walking, carnivals, political outdoor things and such. She was cooking hotdogs at a fund raiser and introducing herself to the public as a Governor hopeful.

She came by and said the usual "Hi, I'm Sarah Palin and I am running for Governor"...and I expected her to keep on to the next person but she asked me who I was and what I did in Alaska and we ended up talking for 15 minutes about me, Air America (she was all agog!) and my career in the Army and AAM. She is a pilot (Super Cub) I'm told although all she told me about that was that she loved flying.

As I watched her over the next six months as she successfully ran for Governor I was really impressed. I was impressed greatly even before that after she resigned a good position (Alaska Gas and Oil Regulatory Commission) because a fellow Commission member (Chair of the Alaska Republican Party) misused their office and position. He was using the FAX, computers, printing room and all to promote the Republican endeavors while in a State job. That is a huge no-no in any government employment position.

She resigned and made her point and within weeks Randy Ruderich (the above bad guy) found his ass out on the street and a subsequent investigation found him guilty and he was fined $12,000. Small change actually but a giant point was made.

Next she went after our most horrible Governor ever, Governor Murkowski, and damned if she didn't beat him! All of us here in Alaska , except the Democrats, are sick of our State's corruption. That fact was shouted to the heavens after she was elected with an overwhelming point spread.

After she got into office she started after corrupt legislators and with the FBI's help we've put four of them in prison, indicted six more and the "Corrupt Bastard's Club" as they arrogantly called themselves (even had hats made with CBC on the front!) suddenly found it no fun anymore. Club membership is now in the toilet!!

The current flap which has cost her a ten point loss of popularity (she's still 82%!) was over firing a popular Commissioner of Public Safety who is responsible for our Alaska State Troopers. She fired him for no STATED reason which was her prerogative as the Gov. He served entirely at her option. She and her whole family had a bad, bad experience with a rogue Trooper who was married to Sarah's sister. His name is Trooper Wooten. This dimwit Trooper had threatened Sarah's father (death threat!), threatened Sarah ("I'll get you too"), tasered his 12 year old stepson, drove drunk in his AST cruiser, got a pass by a fellow Trooper who stopped him for erratic driving a second time while in civvies and just a host of other things not yet released to the public. He got away with it and got another pass by the Commissioner's appointed AST Trooper Internal Affairs investigator with a tiny slap on the wrist. Five days off without pay to be exact!!

This maverick Trooper is still on the payroll but only just. The Union intervening saved his malcontent ass. He'll yet get his I'm sure. Incredible heat is being heaped on the Troopers. Public heat, not the Governors office.

The Democrats had the audacity to appoint a obviously biased investigator, Rep. "Gunny" French (so called because he lied about being in the USMC while running for the Legislature) is a staunch liberal and under the orders of Senate President Lyda Green who hates Sara. She hates Sarah because after being elected Governor Sarah told the whole Legislature in one of her first meetings with them that, quote; "All of you here need some Adult Supervision!!!". Sarah was seriously pissed and not afraid of anyone there.That played wonderfully well with Alaskan's after all of our corruption and after all of her successful battles against a seriously entrenched corrupt government here in Alaska . It pissed off the whole Legislature though! They have stayed pissed but also afraid of her because of her popularity.

She reminds me personally of our Alaska wolverine which will fight anything in it's path if it see's fit to do so. No respect at all for size or position. Wife Cindy is in this category too. Unfortunately.

In closing I must tell you that she is the best, most moral and most focused leader I've seen since President Reagan. I feel, really strongly, that like Alaska the rest of our country will love her within a few weeks. Put simply, she represents middle America like NO leader we've ever had. I think McCain made a totally brilliant move in choosing her. She's a maverick who is probably tougher and more focused than McCain himself....and she won't be a total "Yes Man" or more appropriately, woman. McCain will love her.

In 2012 she will be President.

My best to all of you in the hurricane belt. I hope you are all OK. We just had another mini Air America reunion here in beautiful Soldotna , Alaska along the Kenai river. We'll be doing this every year now I guess. Like our Flying Tiger pal's before us there are not that many Air America guys left. I'm 71 myself this September 16. Where the hell did the years go so fast?


My best to you old buddy,
Semper Fi,
George W. About

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 3:18 AM

He would rather focus on her being the victim rather than the fact his campaign is being run by Washington Lobbyists. Ask McCain why he has the Outsourcing industry and Oil Companies as his biggest supporters. He is not a maverick but a war hero who should not be in charge of the same horrible policies that brought us a trillion dollar deficit. He has nine houses and a private jet but paints Obama as the elitist since he has a Harvard education on student loans. McCain has admitted the economy is not his strong suit.Haven't we had enough of this party running our country into the ground? Don't vote stupid, please America!

Posted by: Judy | September 13, 2008 2:55 AM

If Michelle Obama's car had a flat tire/ who would probaly be better at changing the flat?(probably Palin) Incapable of changing a flat--incapable of leading. Incapable of winning at arm wrestling!Just why did Obama never serve in the military? Cowardice?

Posted by: Jinny | September 13, 2008 2:49 AM

McCain ia an outrageous LIAR! He has lost every bit of honor he might have had kept after collaborating with the North Vietnamese who tortured him. His ads prove the audacity of lying. His choice of a totally inept and power-driven beauty queen shows his utter cynicism and his dangerous placing of SELF before our beloved country. I am disgusted at his open manipulation of the truth to smear, slime, distort, deceive; he is not simply using the Rove playbook, his campaign has entered a new low in our nation's politics. His admiral forefathers are writhing in their graves as he turns his family name into crap. Can decent Republicans really vote for this bare-faced liar?

Posted by: lin | September 13, 2008 2:36 AM

John McCain has sold his honor, his veracity, & his ethical/moral standards for a chance to get in the white house. As a 64 yr old Navy vet, who has never pulled a lever for a Democrat I will switch parties this election. If McCain put country first he would have picked the most qualified person out there for vp, certainly not Palin. His campaign has become a slime machine. He shows signs of senility. A man I once admired has evolved into a dirt bag in a matter of months. It will be a sad day for this country & it's future if McCain wins.

Posted by: stbdtac | September 13, 2008 1:55 AM

Yes, VP Palin is a great choice and NObama made a huge mistake picking the old man (it just doesnt look right either)

Posted by: Bob | September 13, 2008 1:53 AM

Outright lies, populist policies, and a VP selected for purely political purposes (the best a nation of 300 million can muster? Please.). Country First indeed. That such person as John McCain is a presidential candidate at all betrays the reality that orthodox democracy is deeply flawed. To consider all votes as equal is to accept a majority even if such majority overly represents below median intelligence. The genius of Karl Rove was understanding that half of all voters by definition are below median intelligence, an easily amused fifty percent plus one, hence no need to worry about the upper half of the median, properly amused and swift boated. Real patriots, these bastards. Until votes are weighed according to citizenship status, time in country, age, education, community service, and criminal record, our elections will always focus on the low hanging fruit of the lower intelligence median for its majority, and pigs, lipstick, and designer glasses will overshadow the real hard problems facing America, and the election of sub-prime leadership across all elected positions will continue unabated, as the country implodes under the weight of its empowered ignorant.

Posted by: theantibush | September 13, 2008 1:43 AM

Enough is enough!

A Monkey in a Suit is still a Monkey!

NObama has no experience, has no brains and is only following the radical ideology of his pastor Jeremiah Wright who support a black supremacist ideology and of Hate For America.

A Monkey in a Suit is still a Monkey!

Farrack Hussein NObama made a grave mistake when he chose a Washington insider and he lost the promise of "change" and replaced with "more of the same".

The rejection of Hillary Clinton for the post of VP, fractured the democratic party and ignored the choice of 18 million democrats who are now considering to support the republican ticket!....Why?

For the reason to elect an experienced,and qualifien President who loves his country and risked his life for America, John McCain a patriot that loves his country, AND
To elect a woman to the White House to prove that a woman can be an equal partner in governance.

Former Hillary supporters are contemplating to vote for the re[publican ticket in November />

Country First!
McCain/Palin!

"HAHAHA, DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!!"

Posted by: manolete | September 13, 2008 1:33 AM

NOTE:

Some idiot is copying comments and re-posting them with "HAHAHA, DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!!"

-aero

Posted by: aero | September 13, 2008 1:30 AM

Enough is enough!

A Monkey in a Suit is still a Monkey!

NObama has no experience, has no brains and is only following the radical ideology of his pastor Jeremiah Wright who support a black supremacist ideology and of Hate For America.

A Monkey in a Suit is still a Monkey!

Farrack Hussein NObama made a grave mistake when he chose a Washington insider and he lost the promise of "change" and replaced with "more of the same".

The rejection of Hillary Clinton for the post of VP, fractured the democratic party and ignored the choice of 18 million democrats who are now considering to support the republican ticket!....Why?

For the reason to elect an experienced,and qualifien President who loves his country and risked his life for America, John McCain a patriot that loves his country, AND
To elect a woman to the White House to prove that a woman can be an equal partner in governance.

Former Hillary supporters are contemplating to vote for the re[publican ticket in November />

Country First!
McCain/Palin!

Posted by: Manolete | September 13, 2008 1:29 AM

Enough is enough!

A Monkey in a Suit is still a Monkey!

NObama has no experience, has no brains and is only following the radical ideology of his pastor Jeremiah Wright who support a black supremacist ideology and of Hate For America.

A Monkey in a Suit is still a Monkey!

Farrack Hussein NObama made a grave mistake when he chose a Washington insider and he lost the promise of "change" and replaced with "more of the same".

The rejection of Hillary Clinton for the post of VP, fractured the democratic party and ignored the choice of 18 million democrats who are now considering to support the republican ticket!....Why?

For the reason to elect an experienced,and qualifien President who loves his country and risked his life for America, John McCain a patriot that loves his country, AND
To elect a woman to the White House to prove that a woman can be an equal partner in governance.

Former Hillary supporters are contemplating to vote for the re[publican ticket in November />

Country First!
McCain/Palin!

Posted by: Manolete | September 13, 2008 1:27 AM

Outright lies, populist policies, and a VP selected for purely political purposes (the best a nation of 300 million can muster? Please.). Country First indeed. That such person as John McCain is a presidential candidate at all betrays the reality that orthodox democracy is deeply flawed. To consider all votes as equal is to accept a majority even if such majority overly represents below median intelligence. The genius of Karl Rove was understanding that half of all voters by definition are below median intelligence, an easily amused fifty percent plus one, hence no need to worry about the upper half of the median, properly amused and swift boated. Real patriots, these bastards. Until votes are weighed according to citizenship status, time in country, age, education, community service, and criminal record, our elections will always focus on the low hanging fruit of the lower intelligence median for its majority, and pigs, lipstick, and designer glasses will overshadow the real hard problems facing America, and the election of sub-prime leadership across all elected positions will continue unabated, as the country implodes under the weight of its empowered ignorant.

HAHAHA, DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!!

Posted by: theantibush | September 13, 2008 1:21 AM

Outright lies, populist policies, and a VP selected for purely political purposes (the best a nation of 300 million can muster? Please.). Country First indeed. That such person as John McCain is a presidential candidate at all betrays the reality that orthodox democracy is deeply flawed. To consider all votes as equal is to accept a majority even if such majority overly represents below median intelligence. The genius of Karl Rove was understanding that half of all voters by definition are below median intelligence, an easily amused fifty percent plus one, hence no need to worry about the upper half of the median, properly amused and swift boated. Real patriots, these bastards. Until votes are weighed according to citizenship status, time in country, age, education, community service, and criminal record, our elections will always focus on the low hanging fruit of the lower intelligence median for its majority, and pigs, lipstick, and designer glasses will overshadow the real hard problems facing America, and the election of sub-prime leadership across all elected positions will continue unabated, as the country implodes under the weight of its empowered ignorant.

Posted by: theantibush | September 13, 2008 1:15 AM

Obama totally destroys McCain in this debate.
http://resources.on.nimp.org

Posted by: Obama_Fan1 | September 13, 2008 1:00 AM

Do you let lying, hypocrites like these sway your opinion? (video) >>> http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

HAHAHA, DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!

Posted by: Insight | September 13, 2008 12:52 AM

Do you let lying, hypocrites like these sway your opinion? (video) >>> http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

Posted by: Insight | September 13, 2008 12:07 AM

Marist 09/05 - 09/08 805 RV 48 45 Obama +3
Fairleigh Dickinson 09/04 - 09/07 872 LV 47 41 Obama +6
Quinnipiac 08/04 - 08/10 1468 LV 51 41 Obama +10
Rasmussen 08/04 - 08/04 500 LV 52 42 Obama +10
Monmouth/Gannett 07/17 - 07/21 698 LV 50 36 Obama +14

************************

Look out below....there goes New Jersey!
14pt lead down to margin of error in 6wks.
Looks like Sarah's wowing them in Secaucus.

Posted by: Scott | September 12, 2008 11:26 PM

Obama disrespected all the women.

Posted by: jen | September 12, 2008 10:47 PM

Yep that our girl. We are very proud of her. We are all voiting twice so she can win. I am not sure what happened to what his name running with her. Hopefully he is still on the ticket.

Posted by: Hottopics | September 12, 2008 9:55 PM

If John McCain had real intentions of cleaning up Washington, he would have started at home and carried out the "honorable" campaign he promised. What good is a country free of earmarks if it is laid to waste first by cultural warfare? If John McCain manages to win the presidency, it will be a pyrrhic victory. Intellectually honest people of all affiliations will never trust his word. He will be forever resented for perpetuating Rovian politics under the Orwellian banners of "Country First" and "Straight Talk". And to think he once sounded so indignant when he complained that Rove and Bush "know no depths." No, John McCain, you know no depths!

Posted by: Honor=Obama | September 12, 2008 9:46 PM

To John McCain's credit, he takes full responsibility for this and other recent ugly ads. As a retired Navy officer myself I commend his assumption of accountability for his crew, his ship and their conduct.

But McCain should recognize that by his lies he is tarnishing his name and fame, and in an immediate practical sense he is redefining himself so badly that he may well be losing followers, followers of the old McCain who remember a man for whom honor once meant a great deal more than it evidently means today.

Posted by: another old white guy | September 12, 2008 9:13 PM

Palins alledged affair http://www.veeppeek.com

McCain throws his BlackBerry http://www.mccanes.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 8:43 PM

Did you see Gov. Palin's interview with "Charlie" on ABC just now? Wow, That Ball is still flying. I think she ripped the cover off of it!

Posted by: Scott | September 12, 2008 6:57 PM

These endless dialogs re: the relative merits of John McCain-Sarah Palin v. Barack Obama-Joe Biden would not be occurring if the common denominator American voter had sufficient intelligence and discernment to realize their nation is about to go under and that four or eight more years of what we have suffered under George W. Bush will likely represent a coups de grâce for the American experiment in representative democracy.

Sarah Palin is so woefully ill-prepared to become president of this nation and John McCain is so old and possessed of such problematic health that no reasonably intelligent voter could possibly vote for the McCain-Palin ticket.

But what percentage of American voters possess the critical thinking skills required to process this material? Sadly, relatively few.

I am no sociologist. I do not know where the American experiment went wrong. But I am certain it has gone wrong. Secondary education institutions do not prepare young Americans to think seriously or critically about anything. They learn only to consume and satiate their senses.

We who are reasonably thoughtful live in a sea of shallow, mindless, hedonistic gum-chewers who are more concerned this Friday night about a movie, an escapist television show, or their weekend sex than about the real possibility that Sarah Palin may become president of their nation in a year or two.

That is a sad and frightening commentary on a nation once so full of promise.

D. Grant Haynes

Posted by: D. Grant Haynes | September 12, 2008 6:49 PM

Everyone who doesn't need BARACK OBAMA to be the next president of the UNITED STATES are racist,Mcsame old raton must go to retreat.After so many years what he ever done and accomplish,he use the war in vietnam to manipulate people to vote for him;(so many war veteran if they come now in say I'm in title to be the next president because, I was a martyre)oh give me a break! Mcsame doen't know how to use a computer and send email!do you hear that people of the great country.I'm living in NETHERLAND, I follow the election, HOPE BARACK OBAMA WIN...

Posted by: ANAKARONA | September 12, 2008 6:41 PM

Missed the Name last time!
OBAMA Disrespectful? Boy the MAveriCKS sure are scraping the barrel's bottom (or is it not PC to use common aphorisms?) to smear Obama. His cool is enviable. But he really needs to start pressing the issues: how does Mcsame propose to correct the disasters he and the R's have created in the past 7 years? All this 'country first' wrap oneself in the flag is not enough. truly, patriotism is the first refuge of the scoundrels. I used to respect McSame and he may be a highly respected old far**t but he still is an old far**t. Anyone remember Raygun (and his buddy Pinochet of Chile)? We don't want a repeat of these old geezers. McCain deserves respect and credit for what he did in 'nam but not the presidency. As for Paylin, she deserves Payless---her kids need her more than the country needs her.

Posted by: yard80197 | September 12, 2008 6:31 PM

McCain't, Palid, and the republicans are just jealous of how good Obama is, and the only thing that they CAN do WELL is whine--and they are very good at that.

Posted by: howells | September 12, 2008 6:24 PM

McCAIN AND FAMILY VALUES

The Planned Parenthood ad turns a perverted attack on its head, asking why McCain objects to protecting toddlers.

"Every eight minutes a child is sexually abused. That's why Barack Obama supported legislation to teach children how to protect themselves," a female narrator says in it.

"Now John McCain is twisting the facts and attacking Sen. Obama. Doesn't McCain want our children to protect themselves from sex offenders? Or after 26 years in Washington is he just another politician who'll say anything to get elected?"

Does McCain, like Tom DeLay, support child abuse? Why is he attacking legislation with the purpose of protecting our kids? Is the a ploy to protect his republican friends like Idaho senator Larry Craig?

What are McCain’s views on pedophilia?

BOOZE FOR KIDS

Barack Obama does not want to lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18. John McCain is not so clear on whether he supports such a move.

McCain has routinely sought to steer clear of alcohol-related matters. His wife, Cindy, is the chairwoman of the Hensley & Co. beer distribution company. Phoenix-based Hensley is one of the largest Anheuser Busch Companies Inc. distributorships in the country.

McCain has routinely not voted on issues directly impacting Hensley and alcohol-related sectors during his time in Congress.

The Obama campaign said the Illinois senator does not support a lower legal drinking age.

MARRIAGE

McCain likes to illustrate his moral fiber by referring to his five years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam and to demonstrate his commitment to family values. The truth is somewhat different.

The first Mrs McCain casts is the mother to McCain’s three eldest children. Carol, who was a famous beauty and a successful swimwear model when they married in 1965, was the woman McCain dreamed of during his long incarceration and torture in Vietnam’s infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison and the woman who faithfully stayed at home looking after the children and waiting anxiously for news.

But when McCain returned to America in 1973, he discovered his wife had been disfigured in a terrible car crash three years earlier. Her pelvis and one arm were shattered and she suffered massive internal injuries. In order to save her legs, surgeons had been forced to cut away huge sections of shattered bone, taking with it her tall, willowy figure. She was confined to a wheelchair and was forced to use a catheter.

When John McCain came home from Vietnam, she had gained a lot of weight and bore little resemblance to her old self. ‘My marriage ended because John McCain didn’t want to be 40, he wanted to be 25. You know that happens...it just does.’

Some of McCain’s acquaintances are less forgiving, however. They portray the politician as a self-centered womanizer who effectively abandoned his crippled wife to ‘play the field’. They accuse him of finally settling on Cindy, a former rodeo beauty queen, for financial reasons. McCain was then earning little more than $40,000 a year as a naval officer, while his new father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was a multi-millionaire who had impeccable political connections.


Posted by: basementfrog | September 12, 2008 6:22 PM

The Republican's would talk about what they are going to do to make things better, but they are controlled by lobbyists, and they CAN'T because they WON'T.

Posted by: Insight | September 12, 2008 6:21 PM

"As a professional woman, I find Obama's kissing of women who are on stage with him offensive and I'm really not easily offended. Granted McCain hugs and I find that equally as disturbing."

I've got some bad news for you, apparently you are easily offended.

Posted by: Strange Days | September 12, 2008 6:16 PM

That's it! I'm am voting for Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 6:14 PM

Posted by: Jeremy | September 12, 2008 5:54 PM

Do you realize you didn't say ONE THING that McCain offers this country?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 6:08 PM

Posted by: Jeremy | September 12, 2008 5:54 PM

Why don't you tell us exactly what you are FOR in a McCain presidensy?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 6:06 PM

Your FACE would be a disaster

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:55 PM

Celebrities,so ised to the limelight, have a very hard time when the spotlight turns from them to someone else. It brings out their worst.

That sense of panic explains the absurd comments that Obama has made since Palin's speech at the convention beginning with the comment that he has more 'executive' experience because he has been running his presidential campaign which has a budget of 11-12 million dollars and over 2,000 people under him. Of course, let's forget that Obama has professional people running his campaign and deciding how that $12 million is spent.

Who else would have the chutzpah to say he was qualified to be president based on running a campaign for President! Only a fading Paris Hilton-type.

Oh, and he forgot Palin is Governor of Alaska and not mayor of a small Alaskan town.
Then he criticized her for voting for the infamous bridge-to-nowhere forgetting that (a) she was probably the one person most responsible for defeating that wasteful pork and (b) it was himself ( excuse me, Himself) Obama, who voted for it.

But what I find most entertaining is the now Democratic uproar over the "inexperience" of Palin when they are fronting the Most Inexperienced Person Ever to Run for the Presidency of the USA!

I read that someone on Facebook wrote "I have more foreign policy experience than Palin". Do they know they also have more foreign policy experience that Obama? Yes, he was given the chairmenship of a subcommittee on NATO - but he never held a hearing!!

If I were back in college and Obama were running for Class President, he would have my vote. If he ran for my City Councilman, I would probably vote for him also ( depending on the competition).

But President of the US? C'mon now. That is not the kind of job you get by having your resume printed on very nice, heavy expensive paper and wearing a well pointed suit to the interview.

An Obama presidency would be an absolute disaster- especially for the first three years while he was learning the ropes.

Posted by: Jeremy | September 12, 2008 5:54 PM

McCain will have a stroke playing the rusty trombone.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:53 PM

You puppies Perfer Obama for President...rather than Skeletor!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:51 PM

Palin likes to rape Polar bears. Did you all hear the rape joke McCain told not too long ago? McCain = Pro-Rapist.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:50 PM

Lets keep the hordes of undead out of the white house!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:47 PM

Or at least, the living dead.

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 5:49 PM

Lets keep the hordes of undead out of the white house!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:47 PM

Posted by: eldridgekj | September 12, 2008 5:38 PM

Now, now, listing a couple of minor shortcoming's won't help bring everyone together.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:44 PM

Julia-
Why are you so deluded? Sad, really!

In response to your silly questions:
Why does Obama call women 'sweetie'? BECAUSE HE'S KIND AND IT'S A TERM OF ENDEARMENT. I WILL CONCED THAT HE DOES NEED TO BE SENSITIVE TO THE FACT THAT SOME WOMEN DON'T WANT TO BE CALLED TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. SURELY YOU KNOW HE MEANS NO HARM.

Why does Obama pay women less than men? (McCain pays women equal): PLEASE DON'T BE LIKE THE REPUBS & MCCAIN CAMP. COME WITH FACTS W/YOU MAKE OUTRAGEOUS ASSERTIONS. MCCAIN HAS VOTED AGAINST LEGISLATION RELATED TO EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN!! COME ON!
Why did Obama flip Hillary the bird? YOU'VE GOT TO DO BETTER. IT'S A MOVE HE'S DONE OFTEN, WITHOUT EVEN THINKING. SAD THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO STRAIN TO FIND SOMETHING DEROGATORY.

Why is Obama's campaign slogan 'BROs BEFORE HOs'? THAT IS NOT OBAMA'S SLOGAN. I'VE HEARD IT BEFORE & YOU KNOW FULL WELL THAT CRAP DIDN'T COME FROM HIS CAMP!
Why did Obama call Palin a pig? HE DIDN'T. NICE TRY BY YOU AND MCCAIN SLIMEMASTERS! (If your logic fits, then McCain called Hillary a pig - twice! Where's your outrage?)

OBAMA=INTELLIGENCE & RESPECT BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE!


Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:43 PM

Gibson's national security gotcha will soon fade into the obscurity it deserves.

But Sarah Palin's devotion to this country's national security will keep shining.

That's the difference between stale cynicism and heartfelt commitment.

Posted by: newton31 | September 12, 2008 5:38 PM

Who in the hell is Big Daddy? Killers don’t brag about killing folk. So, I doubt that you were in the special forces; smart special force members aren’t dumb enough to leave a footprint online. I say that as a fellow veteran. Thanks for revealing that Republicans are quite turned off to gays.

The following is a list I compiled about this current Administration.

1. Constitution Destroyers – with one the exception of “the right to bear arms”, which I support.

2. Use women for their parts – not for their minds

3. Warmongers

4. Iraq – the worst foreign policy debacle in our nation’s history (worst than Vietnam)

5. Want to privatize profits, but publicize losses (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, Enron, etc)

6. Torturers

7. Corrupt

8. Fascists

9. Liars (McCain and Palin on their records)

10. Party of the worst President in the history of our nation

11. Advocates for Military Industrial Complex

12. Piss poor leadership (which got us into the mess that we are in)

13. Anti-veterans (failed to take care of our troops when they returned from service
By the way McCain initially opposed the GI Bill. He’d rather lose an election than win a war…my ass.

14. Speak for the Rich not for the middle class

15. Free Trade Advocates – Off Shoring American Jobs

16. Politicize 9/11for their advantage

17. Party of no-bid Contracts - Haliburton

18. Fire those who don’t agree with them

19. Politicize the justice department

20. Failure to Lead – Remember Katrina “Doing a heck of a job Brownie”

21. Bush doctrine “Palin doesn't know what it stands for”

22. Associated with “Alaska First” Agenda – They hate the American Government and wish to secede from the Union – again “Country First” my ass.

I think we need to stop the name calling, because for every adjective you use to describe liberals, there is a factual one coming back at ya. Let's be civil. www.obamamatters.wordpress.com. Coming Soon! It’s been great sharing.

Posted by: eldridgekj | September 12, 2008 5:38 PM

Kissing of the hand or cheek has been an American tradition forever. You can see in the old black and white television shows when it was still taboo to talk about sex openly. Get off it maggie.

Posted by: Can't believe it | September 12, 2008 5:36 PM

I can't help making fun of his age. I don't even like the fact that senile and wrinklie are legally able to operate cars...More or less operate a COUNTRY? That's insane! He IS the OLDEST nominee that our country has ever spit up. Literally...Look it up!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:33 PM

Maggie, seriously? Kissing the hands or the cheek is an accepted form of greeting from man to woman, it is a compliment as well as a greeting. I could see if he was grabbing her breast or looking her up and down while licking his lips, but come on... we all know it's okay to kiss a woman on the cheek as a greeting. What rock have you been under.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:32 PM

Maverick McCain wants Obama to take responsiblity for everything that comes out of ANY of his staff's mouth. But doesn't want to do that him himself. No accountability. SOUNDS LIKE MORE OF THE SAME.

Has been called out by the national press, continues to act as if it's the "truth". Carries on the with the "We've been wronged with the 'pig on a lipstick' song EVEN TODAY. Blatant disregard for the truth. SOUNDS LIKE MORE OF THE SAME.

Posted by: mavsreader | September 12, 2008 5:31 PM

Posted by: Maggie | September 12, 2008 5:29 PM

Maggie, does it matter to you if the woman being kissed mind it? And if so, do they?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 5:31 PM

Now, now....let's not make fun of the maverick's age.

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 5:29 PM

As a professional woman, I find Obama's kissing of women who are on stage with him offensive and I'm really not easily offended. Granted McCain hugs and I find that equally as disturbing. Nonetheless, I have watched Obama pretty consistantly kiss the women (not his wife or daughters) and that is just down right disrespectful in that venue. Obama had his chance to pick a powerful woman (Clinton) who would ensure him 18 millin votes but I just have to assume he couldn't hang with having a more powerful woman on his ticket regardless of how it may benefit the part or the country. So....that accompanied by the sexist remarks the democrats have made I just have to assume Obama is not the man I would want to be President. Bush too has made some major gaffs in this arena. When are men in power going to realize that a woman does not have to be kissed or hugged when greeted in a professional environment.

Posted by: Maggie | September 12, 2008 5:29 PM

Think about it! He can barely walk in a straight line without looking like he's going to just tilt over and fall, break a hip, and crap his depends.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:24 PM

Yet more dishonorable, shameful lies from McCain.

Does John McCain realize that he is redefining himself, and that the most apparent "change" is from the straight shooter of old to the pitiful little old man who emerged from the Republican convention?

Posted by: Four more years? | September 12, 2008 5:24 PM

VOTING MANIPULATION

State Republicans, though, have a plan to give the McCain campaign an edge: suppress the vote.

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP's effort to challenge some voters on Election Day. "We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses," party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

State election rules allow parties to assign "election challengers" to polls to monitor the election. In addition to observing the poll workers, these volunteers can challenge the eligibility of any voter provided they "have a good reason to believe" that the person is not eligible to vote. One allowable reason is that the person is not a "true resident of the city or township."

The Michigan Republicans' planned use of foreclosure lists is apparently an attempt to challenge ineligible voters as not being "true residents."

The scheme would, of course, disproportionately affect African-American families in the area, who are more likely to vote Democratic, and more likely to be in foreclosure as a result of sub-prime loans.

This is just part of a "comprehensive voter-challenge campaign" Michigan Republicans are launching this year, which will coordinate with the regional McCain campaign to train volunteers in challenging those who wish to vote on Election Day. (Whether the foreclosure-driven scheme will be implemented statewide is unclear.)

Asked about the GOP's efforts, Carabelli said, "I would rather not tell you all the things we are doing."

The Evangelical Party used the same tactic to deny men and women serving in Iraq their right to vote. Doesn't sound like change to me.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:24 PM

Why do YOU accept living life this way: Opinion against opinion, people against people, party against party, country against country, ideology against ideology?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 5:23 PM

If I wanted the living dead to be our president....I would be voting for the crypt keeper.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:22 PM

McCain is like your great grandparents older friend...who you just know is going to kill over while taking a crap soon.

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

Obama should sue for slander.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:16 PM

Does anybody REALLY want a president who has to wear Depends to important diplomatic meetings? McCain is just too damn old!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:16 PM

Republicans do not have any credibility after these last 8 years. BAD POLICIES ALL AROUND.
REPUBLICANS ARE KAKISTOCRATS - KAKISTORACY

Posted by: Christian | September 12, 2008 5:15 PM

Great American war hero or average pathtic politican?

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Post_McCains_Keating_5_lawyer_pressured_0912.html

You make the call.

Posted by: Brian K. | September 12, 2008 5:12 PM

Palin.....Ms. Hubris
In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow, similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and nemesis in the Greek world. The proverb "pride goes before a fall" is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris. In reference to someone being in hubrity: hubrity is a fulfillment of being hubristic or a continual behavior of being prideful. Victor in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein exudes hubris in order to become a great scientist, but is eventually regretting this previous desire. Faustus in Christopher Marlowe's play Dr. Faustus exudes hubris, all the way until his final minutes of life.

Posted by: DUNCAN | September 12, 2008 5:07 PM

McCain's attacks consist of a noun, a verb and "Sarah Palin"

If they can't handle her being called good looking, how they are going to handle Putin, Kim Jong Il and Ahmadinajad who will say something much craser just to get the US to start another $3 trillion dollar war. Remember "mother of all wars"

Posted by: Young Atheart | September 12, 2008 5:06 PM

r0carriba,

I don't know about that...Obama has narrowed McCains lead to only 3 points according to the gallop poles. Are the republicians really charged up? Because McCain DID have a rather commanding lead earlier this week. Why do you think it's gone down? Could it be because people just aren't dumb enough to believe that the "pig on lipstick" qoute is being ambiguously distorted? Yet somehow, he thinks people ARE that dumb?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:06 PM

As our nation's IQ rises...so will our Democratic leaders. The top 16 IQ states are Left! You backwoods inbreds had better start hitting the books instead of hitting your spouses.
http://chrisevans3d.com/files/iq.htm

Posted by: paulrickson | September 12, 2008 5:03 PM

"Why did McCain leave his dying wife for other women?
Why did McCain call his wife a C U N T in public?
Why does McCain need a forien policy know nothing woman as a VP?"


Technically his wife was "crippled" or "disfigured" when he left her, not dying. She had stabilized long before McCain returned home.

You also forget to mention how he cheated on his wife while they were still married. He could have just left her instead of sleeping around until he found "Ms. Right"...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 5:03 PM

Is Obama disrespectful toward Palin or is McCain just disrespectful in general?

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/McCain_temper_boiled_over_in_92_0407.html

You make the call, but I don't remember Obama calling anyone a s h i t head, a s s hole, f u c king jerk or c u n t.

Posted by: Brian K. | September 12, 2008 5:01 PM

So Obama is uppity and disrespectful of white women. The Reprehensible Republican code machine is oiled up and running. The boy seems a little sullen to me, too.

Posted by: r0carriba | September 12, 2008 4:58 PM

Bush used the same type of belittling tactics, and McCain and Palin are using them now.

Bush has driven the American economy on the verge of collapse, due to his 'trickle down' carelessly, greed, self-serving attitude, and his desire to 'make something of himself' when there's nothing there in Bush to make something of----

McCain makes a good senator, but he doesn't have leadership abilities. If him being a POW makes him presidential material and much as he says it does, then there's millions who have served that are and should be president too.

It sounds as if McCain had his way we'd still be fighting in Viet Nam----

He has no permanent stance on ANYTHING---everything that he has stated lately has been 'updated' to reflect the mood of the moment---he's 'whipped' by the money people behind him to say anything to win--including retrograding back into a 'high school' attitude of putting down the person (Obama) that can speak and think better than he does.

He's just old, tired, and can't think straight anymore--and its not going to get better as time goes by.

Posted by: howells | September 12, 2008 4:57 PM

Wow Julia!

Your lies are actually worse than McCain's.

We should give you a medal!

Posted by: J-tyme | September 12, 2008 4:57 PM

The Nazi Mantra: "Country First"
The Taliban Mantra: "Religion First"
The Republican Mantra: "Country and Religion First"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:56 PM

McCain's been in Washington since the Cretaceous Period. He's had some medical problems.
Look at pictures of George W. Bush before he went into office in 2000, and compare that picture to how he appears today. Being the President aged him I would say by about 20 years.
So by my calculations, he will drop dead in about a year...and we'll be stuck with a gun toting religious nut for president for the next 3.
But if people are okay with the line between separation of church and state are okay with that, then that is just fine.
Just remember that the founders of this country migrated to America to escape religion persecution. And the reason why we have the separation between church and state was created to prevent our government becoming as oppressive as their former homes were.
I'm sure most of you know the reason why politicians pander (and that's what it is)to the religious majority. It's because it works.
I consider myself a religious person, yet I don't base my decisions on elected officials on that marrot.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:56 PM

one thing I see on TV is that it is okay for ALL BLACKS to support OBAMA but the whites have to prove their racial credentials by supporting Obama.

why does the media stand on a perceived higher moral ground just because it supports a black candidate.

Posted by: Kash | September 12, 2008 4:55 PM

"How come the repubs hate obama for the same reason they fawn over palin?"


They are the masters of hypocrisy...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:55 PM

I'm for Independence from Foreign Oil AND Against Global Warming- So, I CAN'T vote Democratic this year, because your candidate panders to his Illinois Farmers! (So, I don't know what you're talking about)


Obama's Gift to Illinois farmers-

(I thought he was for a REDUCTION in dependency on foreign oil- corn ethanol requires 1 unit of petroleum for every unit it replaces- the more we make, the more we need, the bigger the profits in Illinois and the warmer the planet gets)

Study: Ethanol may add to global warming
Updated 2/8/2008 5:52 PM
By H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON — The widespread use of ethanol from corn could result in nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the gasoline it would replace because of expected land-use changes, researchers concluded Thursday. The study challenges the rush to biofuels as a response to global warming.
The researchers said that past studies showing the benefits of ethanol in combating climate change have not taken into account almost certain changes in land use worldwide if ethanol from corn — and in the future from other feedstocks such as switchgrass — become a prized commodity.
"Using good cropland to expand biofuels will probably exacerbate global warming," concludes the study published in Science magazine.
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The researchers said that farmers under economic pressure to produce biofuels will increasingly "plow up more forest or grasslands," releasing much of the carbon formerly stored in plants and soils through decomposition or fires. Globally, more grasslands and forests will be converted to growing the crops to replace the loss of grains when U.S. farmers convert land to biofuels, the study said.
The Renewable Fuels Association, which represents ethanol producers, called the researchers' view of land-use changes "simplistic" and said the study "fails to put the issue in context."
FIND MORE STORIES IN: Congress | Princeton University | Thursday
"Assigning the blame for rainforest deforestation and grassland conversion to agriculture solely on the renewable fuels industry ignores key factors that play a greater role," said Bob Dinneen, the association's president.
There has been a rush to developing biofuels, especially ethanol from corn and cellulosic feedstock such as switchgrass and wood chips, as a substitute for gasoline. President Bush signed energy legislation in December that mandates a six-fold increase in ethanol use as a fuel to 36 billion gallons a year by 2022, calling the requirement key to weaning the nation from imported oil.
The new "green" fuel, whether made from corn or other feedstocks, has been widely promoted — both in Congress and by the White House — as a key to combating global warming. Burning it produces less carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas, than the fossil fuels it will replace.
During the recent congressional debate over energy legislation, lawmakers frequently cited estimates that corn-based ethanol produces 20% less greenhouse gases in production, transportation and use than gasoline, and that cellulosic ethanol has an even greater benefit of 70% less emissions.
The study released Thursday by researchers affiliated with Princeton University and a number of other institutions maintains that these analyses "were one-sided" and counted the carbon benefits of using land for biofuels but not the carbon costs of diverting land from its existing uses.
"The other studies missed a key factor that everyone agrees should have been included, the land use changes that actually are going to increase greenhouse gas emissions," said Tim Searchinger, a research scholar at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and lead author of the study.
The study said that after taking into account expected worldwide land-use changes, corn-based ethanol, instead of reducing greenhouse gases by 20%, will increases it by 93% compared to using gasoline over a 30-year period. Biofuels from switchgrass, if they replace croplands and other carbon-absorbing lands, would result in 50% more greenhouse gas emissions, the researchers concluded.

Posted by: Scott | September 12, 2008 4:53 PM

Julia

Why did McCain leave his dying wife for other women?
Why did McCain call his wife a C U N T in public?
Why does McCain need a forien policy know nothing woman as a VP?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:52 PM

Wolf: That 'Mom' is a very insincere attempt at garnering the female vote. I'd have more respect for a woman's intelligence, if I were you

Please pass that suggestion along to Obama.

Qualifications for the Office of President


Age and Citizenship requirements - US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

Term limit amendment - US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 – ratified February 27, 1951

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

yep, Mom's qualify

Posted by: Bob Elliott | September 12, 2008 4:52 PM

When is John McCain and his campaign going to start talking about the issues that really affect people's lives?

Posted by: ToPeters | September 12, 2008 4:49 PM

Does the average person have one speck of intelligence that they use?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 4:48 PM


Why does Obama call women 'sweetie'?
Why does Obama pay women less than men? (McCain pays women equal)
Why did Obama flip Hillary the bird?
Why is Obama's campaign slogan 'BROs BEFORE HOs'?
Why did Obama call Palin a pig?

OBAMA=SEXIST PIG

Posted by: julia | September 12, 2008 4:47 PM

If Gov. Palin "can't understand the Bush doctrine, cant understand the economy, and cant understand Iraq" you lefties should be dancing in the street and joining her and McCain - not you have a guarantee that she and McCain will not be like a 3rd Bush term LOL

Keep drinking that Kool-aid suckers :)

McCain / Palin in November
Registered Democrat for McCain Palin :)

Posted by: AsBee | September 12, 2008 4:46 PM

The ad is RACIST. No if and or buts about it. It's emant to appeal to those voters who feel as if the White man is losing his control on the society. As someone posted, Emmett Till's murderers used that as the reason why they killed him.
The McCain camp has lost all semblance of class and have completely degenerated into the muck. I think they feel the American public doesn't mind this sort of campaigning and may even like it.
It's up to us to show them we don't like it on Nov 4, 2008 when we vote to elect Sen Obama as out next POTUS.

Posted by: SpoxLogic | September 12, 2008 4:46 PM

The most blatant disrepect one show is lying to someone.Obama is giving new meaning to the label "Liar". He is dishonoring the honest, law abiding citizens of this country, fellow muslims, and his own family with his conduct.

If he were selling cars, he would be put in jail for his lies.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:46 PM

Hey McCain - DISRESPECTFUL TO WHO? THE PIT BULL

COME ON GIVE US A BREAK. YOU NOT ONLY SOUND LIKE AN OLD MAN, BUT A FOOL OF THE FIRST ORDER AS WELL

COME OFF IT! SEND HER BACK TO ALASKA WHERE SHE BELONGS!

Posted by: lynn parker. | September 12, 2008 4:45 PM

Bob Elliott, simply being an American Mom is not a credential for being Vice President of the United States. If it were, I'd nominate mine.

That 'Mom' is a very insincere attempt at garnering the female vote. I'd have more respect for a woman's intelligence, if I were you.

Posted by: wolf | September 12, 2008 4:45 PM

How come the repubs hate obama for the same reason they fawn over palin?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:41 PM

Self-interest?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:44 PM

Obama is dishonoring himself by this campaign.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:44 PM

The most blatant disrepect one show is lying to someone. McCain is giving new meaning to the label "Liar". He is dishonoring the honest, law abiding citizens of this country, fellow veterans, and his own family with his conduct.

If he were selling cars, he would be put in jail for his lies. Goebbels would be proud.

Posted by: Bill P. | September 12, 2008 4:44 PM

Here's some interesting news for you to ponder:

Blue States lead red States in IQ scores by a frightening degree.

It's something along the lines of the 10 States with the highest IQ are all Blue and the last ten are all Red. Look it up and cry...

However, I don't think IQ-tests prove anything at all, and comparing an average of IQs in a State to the average of another is even more misleading because of many factors such as population and class.

The point im trying to make is that conservatives shouldn't pursue the "liberals have low IQs argument", because the facts will bite you in the A**.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:44 PM

So now Obama is hiding behind a empty talk? This is ridiculous. Is this the best he has? He's had more than 18 months to dream up his issues.

how much more proof do we need he is incapable of being Commander in Chief? And we don't owe it to him because he is a black.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:43 PM

julia = uninformed moron

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:42 PM

Check out this video to see the "sport" that Palin supports so much:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQobIUE1zTU

Posted by: hoos3014 | September 12, 2008 4:42 PM

McCain is dishonoring himself by this campaign.

Posted by: wolf | September 12, 2008 4:41 PM

Sarah Palin is a true American woman in the Spirit of America and all that is good about her. John McCain need not worry about protecting Sarah's image, we Americans will do that.

It is very obvious the Media is woefully deep into the Obama Camp and thinks it is on a mission to protect Obama's Campagin at any cost. Besides the Media today just like any other blog on the 'net. They know their end is at the door, so they turn to sensationalism with no holds barred to do what they can to protect the liberal special interests groups.

Real Americans will vote for the only two real Americans in the contest. Senator John McCain, a war hero and Governor Sarah Palin, an American mom.

God bless America, President George W. Bush and the US Marines

Posted by: Bob Elliott | September 12, 2008 4:41 PM

Here's some interesting news for you to ponder:

Blue States lead red States in IQ scores by a frightening degree.

It's something along the lines of the 10 States with the highest IQ are all Blue and the last ten are all Red. Look it up and cry...

However, I don't think IQ-tests prove anything at all, and comparing an average of IQs in a State to the average of another is even more misleading because of many factors such as population and class.

The point im trying to make is that conservatives shouldn't pursue the "liberals have low IQs argument", because the facts will bite you in the A**.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:41 PM

How come the repubs hate obama for the same reason they fawn over palin?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:41 PM

Can each one of us put aside ALL opinions, ideas, prejudices and self-interest's for the good of the rest of humanity?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 4:40 PM

This is a purely RACIST ad. Back in the day - if a Black man called a White woman good looking he ran the risk of being lynched because the white men would feel he was being "DISRESPECTFUL" and "UPPITY".
McCain needs to be called on this racist ad.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:37 PM

How come Dems hate Palin for all the same reasons they love Obama?

Posted by: Bob | September 12, 2008 4:37 PM

Obama is shamelessly using suttle racial incindiary messages, to woo black voters who would otherwise be open to vote across racial lines. Make no mistake his campaign is not just using the lipstick on a pig remark and campaign attacks, It has racial connotones to it yet the media would not call him on it but continues to report it.He claims to want to unite this nation however like the promise of Nothing If he is elected there will be chasm in this nation that hell will rejoice at.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:37 PM


OBAMA=SEXIST PIG

Posted by: julia | September 12, 2008 4:36 PM

So now McCain is hiding behind a woman's skirts? This outrage issue is ridiculous. Is this the best he has? He's had more than 8 years to dream up his issues.

how much more proof do we need he is incapable of being Commander in Chief? And we don't owe it to him because he was a POW.

Posted by: Smart Shopper | September 12, 2008 4:35 PM

We have verified this is true, we funded the operation and titled it, 'Country First'.

Posted by: Ruepert Murdauck | September 12, 2008 4:32 PM

Mccain is shamelessly using suttle racial incindiary messages, to woo white voters who would otherwise be open to vote across racial lines. Make no mistake his campaign is not just using the lipstick on a pig remark, and now the direspectful allegation of a black man disrespecting a white woman as just campaign attacks, It has racial connotones to it yet the media would not call him on it but continues to report it.He claims to want to unite this nation however like the promise of George Bush If he is elected there will be chasm in this nation that hell will rejoice at.

Posted by: samiael | September 12, 2008 4:30 PM

Breaking news! We just learned that John McCain passed away from natural causes 2 months ago and all television appearances have been doctored CGI creations. His in public appearances have actually been Karl Rove in a girdle and a plethora of prosthetics!

Posted by: Faux Opinion News | September 12, 2008 4:27 PM

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to become conditioned with ideas that have no physical reality?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 4:27 PM

You can't handle the truth!

Posted by: Jack Nicholson | September 12, 2008 4:24 PM

THECANDYPOEM - Are you serious? You're judging a human being on the fact that he has his hand in his pocket.

Please look into where each candidate stands on the issues. Go to factcheck.com to find out who's telling the truth about what.

A hand in his pocket...get over yourself.

Posted by: Connie C | September 12, 2008 4:22 PM

"Why doesn't everyone speak (and demand) the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

Because people are easily swayed into believing whatever someone tells them as absolute truth. I personally don't believe anything until I am able to prove it to myself through research. People take too much at face value, and don't cherish the joy of finding things out for yourself.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 4:17 PM

ANN, ANN, ANN - PLEASE don't stay home election day. That's what the Republicans are hoping you will do. John McCain and Sarah Palin are both liars. Check out the lies McCain told during his interview on The View. Get out and vote for Barack Obama. He needs your vote. And he will do a good job for you and for America.

Posted by: Connie C | September 12, 2008 4:17 PM

Maybe you should smoke some herb--you might actually find your brain, because studies show that "heads" actually live longer; have less prevalence of most diseases, especially cancer; are above average in income and in intelligence. Wow, imagine that--oh yeah, you can't: you're a dumba$$ using a lame drug excuse while we Americans poison ourselves with alcohol, tobacco, and pesticides, not to mention all the pollutants in our air, water, and homes. Smoke yourself an imagination.

Posted by: Pothead | September 12, 2008 4:16 PM

Ever notice how one side of McSame's face looks as if it is about to slide off onto the floor? It's really disgusting.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:16 PM

Anyone wondering about the 57 states Obama mentioned merely need look up how many Democratic primary contests that were held for the 2008 Dem nomination and the answer is...57. Hillary did not count the ones after Super Tues.

Posted by: JakeD? | September 12, 2008 4:15 PM

"When Obama struts on stage, holding one hand inside his pocket, he looks so disrespectful. I know his mother was mostly absent from his life, but somebody should have taught him to not imitate this cool and thuggish gesture from film noir movies of the 40's. It makes him look like he's too cool for us, and probably hiding something too."

Well, it's time for a little lunch, but I will touch on this before I depart. If you are saying that gestures make the man, then what does it say about McCain? He is stiff, robotic, and very uncomfortable standing for long periods of time.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 4:15 PM

McSame is gooonnnnnnaaaaaa lllooooossssseee!!!!!!! And I like it!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:13 PM

Why doesn't everyone speak (and demand) the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 4:13 PM

When Obama struts on stage, holding one hand inside his pocket, he looks so disrespectful. I know his mother was mostly absent from his life, but somebody should have taught him to not imitate this cool and thuggish gesture from film noir movies of the 40's. It makes him look like he's too cool for us, and probably hiding something too.

Posted by: thecandypoem | September 12, 2008 4:12 PM

McCain you are disrespectful of this nation! How could you have her as a VP? How can you compare her to Hillary? It is so disrespectful. I will be staying home on Election Day. What a joke!

Posted by: ann | September 12, 2008 4:11 PM

The recent McCain ad calling Obama “disrespectful” made me sick to my stomach when I first saw it, but I wasn’t quite sure why. Then I made a connection between the label “disrespectful” and one of the major events that occurred during the civil rights movement era.

Someone else out there must also see a frightening connection between the label "disrespectful" being tacked onto Barack Obama regarding his behavior toward Sarah Palin (a white woman) and Emmett Till!

For those of you unfamiliar with Emmett Till, he was a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for being "disrespectful" to a white woman. In many of the quotes from the fellows that tortured and killed Emmett Till the term “disrespectful” is used to describe Emmett’s behavior that his murderers cited as justification for their actions. (Google “Emmett Till” and you’ll quickly get educated on what I’m talking about.)

Is McCain's bunch hoping to appeal to potential voters that would like to bring back Jim Crow laws? Or, are McCain's bunch trying to provoke the Obama camp into claiming there are racial undertones in McCain's add calling Obama disrespectful of Palin so that they can say Obama is trying to “play the race card?"

Posted by: christiansin | September 12, 2008 4:11 PM

"This ad is racist. Calling a black man "disrespectful" is a code word for "uppity." Then to show him apparently leering while the narrator says "they" criticized her "good looks." This whole ad is disgusting. Pandering to racism works because its so hard to see and impossible to counter.?"

I'm a supporter of Obama, and I will have to disagree with this. They are just namecalling, not trying to hint towards racism. Now if they would have used the word "uppity", I would have to question it more. But they were just trying to paint him as being disrespectful towards Palin.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 4:10 PM

Does anyone realize THEY are part of causing more and more devisions, and more and more problems in the world?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 4:08 PM

Facts,
I think its clear, who you want to win, but lets face it, BO, is going to win, there just isn't enough of you to "change" that.Besides, is it really going to affect you so personally(not emotionally)who is in the Whte house, you don't think a figure head can have that kind of impact on the individaul level, do you?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:07 PM

This ad is racist. Calling a black man "disrespectful" is a code word for "uppity." Then to show him apparently leering while the narrator says "they" criticized her "good looks." This whole ad is disgusting. Pandering to racism works because its so hard to see and impossible to counter.

Posted by: against this racist ad | September 12, 2008 4:07 PM

Why did the RNC nominate someone for president with a known positive genetic test for Alzheimer's, and at the age where its starting to become apparent that he has it?

Posted by: oh-oh | September 12, 2008 4:05 PM

"Xander has no job and is hoping Obama will bring him happiness"

Actually, I'm at work right now. Next?

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 4:05 PM

When I look at his audience I get a measure of how many lazy people in this country belive in miracles

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 4:03 PM

Why don't people think that they themselves are part of the major problems in the world?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 4:03 PM

Xander has no job and is hoping Obama will bring him happiness

Posted by: Facts of job | September 12, 2008 4:01 PM

"Curiosity killed the cat"

And Palin killed the moose.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 4:01 PM

Actually,Facts of life, from what I've gathered, its the other way around, just look at his audience in the background when he is making a speech. try to find someone of dark skin, even if its a bad tan.

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 4:00 PM

Curiosity killed the cat

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 4:00 PM

"Xander you hope you get a decent job from Obama"

Yep, because during the last 8 years (read "Bush Administration") a great number of jobs have left this country because of his tax breaks for business who move their jobs overseas. So yes, I'm hoping Obama can bring back jobs for the American People. Apparently you're settled in all nice and cozy with your job that you must not have earned, otherwise you wouldn't make such a dumb comment.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:59 PM

What is McCain and Palin's next move? I don't know lets call up Schmitt and Rove for their next smear tactic. Smell the Bush fragrance? It's getting real thick and familiar.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:59 PM

The cynicism that McCain showed by picking Palin was truely amazing. Rove and his other advisors told him, nobody cares about qualifications, look we got George Bush elected in 2000 and 2004, so we can surely get Palin elected. Rove style politics doesn't care about qualifications, beliefs or even policy, it's all about running an elemetary school like election, where the most popular kid gets the job. The ideas is that Palin would be most likely to win an elmentary school election so she is likely to carry the day in a US Presidential election.

They want to try and paint the choice as who would you rather sit down with and have a beer? Would it be with some President of the Harvard Law Review smart guy or a regular guy like McCain or Palin? The problem is that the guy you would like to have a beer with isn't the best choice for President, because running a country isn't like drinking a beer.

We have had the 8 worst years in my 50 year life by electing a good old boy as President, are we really going to be so stupid that we do it again?

Posted by: captbilly | September 12, 2008 3:58 PM

Obama prefers to be considered a black person disregarding that half of its blood is white

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:58 PM

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:51 PM >> Draw your own conclusions I am just stating the facts

Drawing a conclusion doesn't mean it's a fact, does it?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 3:57 PM

Xander you hope you get a decent job from Obama

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:54 PM

----------------------------------

No, he is just retarded

Posted by: Mike | September 12, 2008 3:57 PM

Curious Guy,

Because, people tend to forget that they are one in 6 billion, and have no grasp on their existance beyond the walls of their homes. I know its sad.

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:57 PM

Curious Guy,

Because, people tend to forget that they are one in 6 billion, and have no grasp on their existance beyond the walls of their homes. I know its sad.

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:57 PM

Curious Guy,

Because, people tend to forget that they are one in 6 billion, and have no grasp on their existance beyond the walls of their homes. I know its sad.

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:57 PM

"Look beyond the popular movement to blame the President and the Vice President for the state of this country, it just isn't true. If you think it is the President that makes all the decisions, changes and controls the economy, show what you know then backs up your point of view." Even though I am a Republican, I'm pretending to be logical.
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Now, see, here's how the President affects the economy: If he decides to attack a Middle-Eastern country (be it illigitimate or otherwise), it'll affect oil prices, which in turn will effect gas prices, which in turn will affect food prices, which in turn will effect your grocery prices. Also, those businesses affected with higher fuel prices might have to start laying off employees, who then won't have the means to pay for their bills, and even their homes. Forclosures, anyone? There are other situations that could come up, but this is a main point I've made here. A President must make rational, logical decisions that either way will affect the economy. The Fed Chairman may have more of an influence on the economy, just as the Attorney General with the law of the land, the Sec. of Defense about our armed forces, etc., but the President has the ULTIMATE power to make decisions in this country. I'd rather have a President who approaches these problems rationally (Obama), than one who gives the impression that he'll go in with guns a' blazin' (McCain). We already have one who's prescribed to McCain's way (Bush), now, it's time to do something different.

Posted by: SAGG | September 12, 2008 3:54 PM

Xander you hope you get a decent job from Obama

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:54 PM

Why are the OBAMA supporters so concerned about Palin and her experience? OBAMA has NO EXPERIENCE other than smoking dope and doing coke. OH, I forgot, he was a community organizer. WOW!!!!!! and you fools thought NOBAMA could do better than HILLARY? What a JOKE! By far the biggest JOKE is NOBAMA, who is the PRESIDENTIAL candidate CONSTANTLY comparing his lack of a record to that of Governor Palin. She has MORE EXPERIENCE and is much better looking. Let NOBAMA go put lipstick on his own PIG, you know, the gorilla women he's married to.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM

@ Robert Campbell

Palin: Iraq is God's war.

While I don't have further in depth fodder as of yet, give it a few weeks and I'm sure we will see more of Palin's extremism. Maybe trooper-gate will ballon in the next week? I think so.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM

How Palin got vetted:

Pay-lie-in (pronounced pa-li-n)


Posted by: oh-oh | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM

Answer you own question

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM

"Draw your own conclusions I am just stating the facts"

No, you are blatantly lying. That is your problem. You can't tell truth from fiction. Go find a coloring book and keep your thoughts to yourself.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM

Obama has never worked as a lawyer

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:52 PM

Why do people think their opinions are so important?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 3:51 PM

Draw your own conclusions I am just stating the facts

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:51 PM

What was John Sidney McCain and his campaign manager doing on a yacht with Ann Hathaway and her then boy friend Raffaello Follieri (the one who plead guilty to conspiracy, money laundering and fraud)?

Posted by: Honest Question | September 12, 2008 3:51 PM

"Obama's "spiritual leader and guide", "

Actually, that is no longer true. But you can't base your opinions of a man based on his "spiritual leader". If so, then Palin is a wackjob. Her pastor preaches about how the apocalypse is nigh and speaks about how he can "cure homosexuality through prayer". So lets keep to those who actually matter, the ones running for their respective positions atop the totem pole of our government.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:50 PM

Michelle wears lipstick

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:46 PM

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You mean he was talking about his wife....possible

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:50 PM

Obama said he wouldn't run for the Presidency!
He likes lies!

Is that precise enough?

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:49 PM

Robert - Thanks for asking.
The best way would to be for Rev Wright, Obama's "spiritual leader and guide", himself to tell you his feelings about white America and whites in general.

1)"Jesus was a poor black man who lived in a country and who lived in a culture, that was controlled by rich white people! The Romans were rich. The Romans were Italians, which means they were European, which means they were white -- and the Romans ran everything in Jesus' country."

2)" Hillary is married to Bill and Bill have been good to us? No, he ain't! Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky! "

3)"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law, and then wants us to sing God bless America? No, no, no! Not God bless America! God (bleep) America! (cheers) -- it's in the Bible -- for killing innocent people! God Damn America for treating her citizens as less than human!"

4)"The winds of Katrina blew the cover off America. The hurricane exposed the hypocrisy," Rev. Wright said, "protecting white folks' property took priority over saving black folks' lives." He continued, "This storm called Katrina says far more about a racist government than it does about the wrath of God."

5)For every one Oprah, a billionaire, you've got five million blacks who are out of work," he said. "For every one Colin Powell, a millionaire, you've got 10 million blacks who cannot read. For every one Condoskeeza [sic] Rice, you've got one million in prison. For every one Tiger Woods, who needs to get beat, at the Masters, with his cap-blazing hips, playing on a course that discriminates against women? For every one Tiger Woods, we got 10,000 black kids who will never see a golf course."

6) “In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.”

7)“Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!…We [in the U.S.] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.”

I think you get the idea. So why does Rev Wright being an obvious racists make Obama a racists.

The fact that Obama would sit in a church for 20 years and listen to the rants of Rev Write is one thing. To me, and this is the most troubling aspect of Obama, is that he would repeatedly expose his children, in there most formative years, to someone who espouses the idea that whites created AIDS to kill African Americans and a person so strongly committed to racism he would grant a lifetime achievement award to the Nation of Islam's racists, anti- Semite Louis Farrakhan says it all.

There are only two acceptable response to why Obama would do select such a person to be one of his self described mentors - 1) He is either a complete imbecile (and I have to admit, I have heard him speak without rehearsing and he does give one that opinion) -OR- 2) he himself agrees with the core of what Wright has preached for decades. Why else expose you own children to it.

If you recall, when he was originally approached about the issue he defended Wright. It was not until the outrage was clearly affecting his chances against Hillary did he denounce him.

Posted by: Robert Campbell | September 12, 2008 3:48 PM

There is no bigger racist than Obama.Why liberals are disturbing the facts

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:48 PM

Anonymous = I wan't money without working

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:47 PM

Facts of Life, wouldn't changing your name to "My Meaningless Opinions", be much more accurate?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 3:47 PM

Actually, Jazbo has not declared a party affiliation on his voters registration card. Once again, let's hear some backbone, or are you too afraid to appear sillier than you already appear.

Was the growth in our economy in the 90's a result of President Clinton's expertise in finacial affairs? Was the growtrh in the economy after the attacks on the World Trade Center the result of President Bush's prowess? Was it Congress'? Think for a just a minute and look at Congress, that is where change is needed now. Also, get off your presumptive lofty position and learn to accept other view points or your life will undoubtedly be less than you might have hoped.

Posted by: Jazbo | September 12, 2008 3:47 PM

"Your logic defies common sense"

Yes, I guess that having as low an IQ as yours would hinder your ability to comprehend how narrow minded you are.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:46 PM

Michelle wears lipstick

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:46 PM

How can so many people be caught up with enthusiasm for this woman? McCain selected such an untested candidate with blind ambition to fill his shoes in the event of his death, which is quite possible at age 72. Some men seem to like her because she is tough and attractive, likes to fish and kill wildlife and has no regard for the importance of community organizations. Don't they see how dangerous this woman will be in office, especially after the expanded role Cheney has played in the past 7.5 years? She didn't even know what the Bush Doctrine was in an interview with Gibson and tried to fake her way out of it! As if that kind of knowledge for the VP office isn't crucial to understanding and establishing new foreign policies. Why aren't more people continuing to question McCain's judgement? The man is classified as a patriot, but how much can he truly care about the future of the American people and the nation when he makes such an important selection based purely on politics? It is so obvious that any administration with McCain will always be politics first, war first, big corporations first, NOT COUNTRY FIRST. Even with all his years in Congress, McCain just doesn't have the capacity to lead this nation through the threshold of this very pivotal time in American history. McCain has got to realize that he just doesn't have what it takes when comparing himself to Obama, whose forthrightness and an honest-to-goodness sense of what this country needs comes through every time he stands up or sits down with people who really want to know the answers to some very tough questions. Obama was not my first choice on the democratic side, but the more I listen to this man, the more I believe he is the best candidate to come around for presidency in decades from any political party. I am deeply concerned of what will happen to this nation if more people do not have the sense to put him into office. He has inspired me so much that I am thinking of becoming involved locally, which is a very different place from where I was a few years back due in part to the Bush administration. Thank you, Senator Obama, for beginning to balance out the damage to my sense of patriotism that the current administration has done and continues to do in nearly every major issue this country and the world faces today.

Posted by: maryann8 | September 12, 2008 3:45 PM

Your logic defies common sense

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:44 PM

Facts of life and justme you aren't tarnishing your family name (in public, the lord still sees you), though you are doing a terrific job of painting your party racist on this blog.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:42 PM

Facts of life, just change your name to Needs a life and move on. You are just making yourself out to be a racist moron. Move along, nothing to see here.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:42 PM

Facts of life,
Are you being anti-patriotic?Better put on your flag pin.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:41 PM

The Christian 'anti-christ' would be dark skinned as the white majority of it's followers are white. So Christians = Racist? I think so.

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This talk about the unknown Obama being possibly the Antichrist amuses me. You know, Sarah Palin's even more of an unknown than Obama is, and has any "real" Christian here (this question is not for atheists or agnostics) ever wondered that if the Bible says that there's going to be an Antichrist, that there's going to be an Antichrist? In other words, you're NOT going to stop him/her from coming no matter what you do? If the Bible says it's going to happen, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. Now, I couldn't tell you if either are or aren't, but whichever wins, they'll either lead or help lead our government. By the way, the Bible also points out that the Antichrist will use religion to help their rule. Something else for you to keep in mind...

Posted by: SAGG | September 12, 2008 3:41 PM

Anonymous = lazy moron waitin' for the pay check for posting all day

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:41 PM

Anon said: I think we are seeing his "vision", take care of "ME" first and just maybe, if I get enough pressure I'll contribute a few bucks to my half brother.

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At least Obama's mother knows who she slept with. Unlike your momma who takes her $5 without asking any questions.

Posted by: doug.canfield | September 12, 2008 3:41 PM

I said a great nation. If we pick this empty suit the statement will remain true!

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:40 PM

Jazbo, Are you talking a people actually using some intelligence? Lord Forbid..

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 3:39 PM

Facts of life & justme = exactly the racist part of the right base that isn't being discussed in this election. Behind anonimity comes truth.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:39 PM

Obama has done nothing to help his own brother who lives in a shack in Kenya

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:35 PM

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He will trust me if he lands in WH.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:39 PM

"Look beyond the popular movement to blame the President and the Vice President for the state of this country, it just isn't true. If you think it is the President that makes all the decisions, changes and controls the economy, show what you know then backs up your point of view." Even though I am a Republican, I'm pretending to be logical.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:39 PM

"Obama has done nothing to help his own brother who lives in a shack in Kenya"

Care to cite your source for this? Or are you just following like a little sheep to the drum of the falsities that are spreading around the net?

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:38 PM

Obama is just a petulant new rich coming up the ladder

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:38 PM

Facts of life,

There is always a first, enjoy 2009

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:38 PM

Facts of Life, who said his brother wants help. More words being put in Obamas mouth. Be quiet and silently mourn the fact that the neo-con ship is crashing and burning hard and fast.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:37 PM

No black has ever lead a great nation!

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:37 PM

Gov. Palin looks more like a Tina Fey impersonator after a long night of running around in the snow with a rifle and Bullwinkle’s scalp strapped to her head. McCain’s wife looks like an Amy Poler look-alike only with a tacky sense of fashion and a meth problem. Are they running a campaign, or are they on the road promoting the "Baby Mama" DVD release with their former SNL guest host (aired on October 12, 2002, with musical guest, The White Stripes), John Sidney McCain?

Posted by: Chupa mi Culo | September 12, 2008 3:36 PM

Obama has done nothing to help his own brother who lives in a shack in Kenya

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:35 PM

Let's just laugh at each other, we're all fools making foolish remarks about foolish things.

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:35 PM

Obama is not black, he is non white!

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:34 PM

Respondents herein seem to know their point of view is the best -- no proof, no debate, no issues -- I'm right and you're wrong.

How's about listening carefully to what each candidate proposes and then we vote. Simple. Let's lay off the opinions based on perceived knowledge that at times has no basis of fact and in the end may mean nothing. It's a waste of time.

After all, let's talk about Congress, that's where change needs to occur, they are the so-called representatives of the people of the United States and what is their approval rating? The lowest in history. Why? Because they are perceived as do nothings. We need energy legislation, what is your Congressional Rep doing to make that happen? Did he/she go home when some wanted to stay in session this past recess?

Do you know what do your Congressional candidates stand for? They are the ones that have the responsiblity for running the country, not the President. The President is the Commander in Chief and has the right to veto... sure it's important, but not as much so as the members of Congress. Time after time members of Congress get the pass on scrutiny and skate back in office -- over and over. Many are in office until they die in office. Is that a way to make a change? Look beyond the popular movement to blame the President and the Vice President for the state of this country, it just isn't true. If you think it is the President that makes all the decisions, changes and controls the economy, show what you know then backs up your point of view.

Posted by: Jazbo | September 12, 2008 3:33 PM

"The antichrist is coming!"

One word describes you. Bigot.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:33 PM

Ever see an educated Republican moron?

Posted by: Scary | September 12, 2008 3:33 PM

Obama is not a muslim, he is just an idiot!

Posted by: Facts of life | September 12, 2008 3:33 PM

The Christian 'anti-christ' would be dark skinned as the white majority of it's followers are white. So Christians = Racist? I think so.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 3:32 PM

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 3:31 PM

Scary, do you know what you call a doctor who graduates LAST in his class? DOCTOR!
Your pointless comment about McCain's ranking is meaningless. Look at the big deal you DEMO CRAPS made of W's GPA only to find out later it was higher than Kerry's. Back to McCain, have you ever taken a look inside a U.S.Navy jet fighter? Anyone who can go through the necessary training and learn to fly one, in combat situations is head and shoulders above some mixed breed who is unwilling to help his half brother, who makes $1 a month, when he reported a gross income of over $4,000,000. I think we are seeing his "vision", take care of "ME" first and just maybe, if I get enough pressure I'll contribute a few bucks to my half brother.

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

Over the weekend, B. Hussein Obama mentioned his "muslim" faith and when corrected with "you mean your Christian faith" he said yes.

B. Hussein Obama mentioned he visited "57 states during his campaign". Now google 57 states and see how it ties to the muslim world.

The antichrist is coming!

Posted by: justme | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

Really St. Pete? Have you ever heard the term facetious? That is exactly what I was being. I find it a ton of fun to get people like you riled up so the rest of the world can see just how foolish you look when you attack somebody with lies. And yes blip, "special forces" is a short bus program and the driver is stpete78.

Posted by: Ric | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

Really St. Pete? Have you ever heard the term facetious? That is exactly what I was being. I find it a ton of fun to get people like you riled up so the rest of the world can see just how foolish you look when you attack somebody with lies. And yes blip, "special forces" is a short bus program and the driver is stpete78.

Posted by: Ric | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

Really St. Pete? Have you ever heard the term facetious? That is exactly what I was being. I find it a ton of fun to get people like you riled up so the rest of the world can see just how foolish you look when you attack somebody with lies. And yes blip, "special forces" is a short bus program and the driver is stpete78.

Posted by: Ric | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

justme,
Ah you beat me to it. I was going to give the churchies some fodder by reminding them to read the bible's description of the Antichrist. I would have loved to see how they spun that one. Maybe make an ad about it.How funny would that have been.

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

If Condaleeza Rice was as ignorant as Sarah Palin is about Foreign Policy would you righteous Republicans be singing her praise?

Posted by: mojo1228 | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM


Black people said that they will make the revolution if we wouldnt vote for Obama.Now we must be scared.

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

Dream ticket: Big Daddy-Hillary
Nightmare ticket:Obama-Biden

Posted by: Choices | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

If Condoleeza Rice was as ignorant as Sarah Palin is about Foreign Policy would you righteous Republicans be singing her praise?

Posted by: mojo1228 | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

If Condoleeza Rice was as ignorant as Sarah Palin is about Foreign Policy would you righteous Republicans be singing her praise?

Posted by: 1228mojo | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

Just doing my Rethuglican smear tactic scumbag job!

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM

Yes, John McCain is to be commended for his military service. He did something good for the nation yesterday. Today, however, he is not.

Posted by: ziadora | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM

Thanks to our wonderful government, Barack Obama is considered to be black. Simply because he has 1/16th percent of black blood. Just an FYI for those of you who say is Arab.

Posted by: A Black woman | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM

All this bickering and yet, no one has stood up and applauded Palin for her interview. Why? Because she obviouly blew it. You could see the uncertainty in the moments she was trying to remember what McCain and Lieberman tried to imbed into her head. You could hear the uneasiness wavering in her voice. This is not an American Vice President.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM

Obama the messiah? I think everyone should look the other way where it talks about the antichrist being of dark skin and a smooth talker. Don't be fooled.

Posted by: justme | September 12, 2008 3:26 PM

JakeD is the paid idiot from Obama campaign

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:26 PM

HEY PHFYREBYRD, agree with your pot and kettle analogy - fair enough - happens every election - so my question is, why are obama's words not being held to this ridiculous level of scrutiny ? if one side has to defend every word of every ad, why not the other ?? p.s. your logic doesn't flow AT ALL in your question - just because some pro-mccain people over-react (as do many probamas) that does not mean the press should therefore not be even handed with both sides - the two issues are entirely unrelated - but it is certainly not the stupidest thing i have read today - not even in the top 100 - lots of people are saying stupid things on both sides these days, but there are also stupid things said in these articles themselves and admit it or not, these articles are almost ALWAYS slanted for obama - it has gone beyond laughable already - and though both sides are saying stupid things, in the past seven days it has been mostly obama saying stupid things - but I honestly like both guys and truth be told they are both paid for by special interests to varying degrees - it's just that obama is by far the worst one in this respect and he's also the one in the most denial about it - very uncool - TGIF - God bless ya, man


I'm OUT .......... MCCAIN PALIN 2008

Posted by: tojoley | September 12, 2008 3:25 PM

After watching Palin's performance last night, this Virginia soccer mom has come to the conclusion that you would have to put a gun up to my head get me to vote for McCain. And I might not even do it then -- I couldn't do that to my children, to my nation, or to the world. The day Palin is sworn in as President will be a sad, sad day indeed. The fact that McCain chose that mediocre person as his running-mate is demeaning to all the Democratic and Republican women out there (Hillary Clinton, Olympia Snowe, etc.) who really *are* qualified to be president. In fact, it's demeaning to women!

Posted by: Southern Belle | September 12, 2008 3:25 PM

Jeez people get your head out of your collective a$$e$!You all should realize that what you say will probably only matter until after Nov. The world will continue to turn just as it has for all these millions of years regardless of who is in the white house. Neither McCain or Obama are going to change this country, and definetly not in four years. You all are basically saying alot of nothing when it comes down to it. Grow up or act grown up, and better YOUR OWN PERSONAL LIFE.Jeez

Posted by: Refresh | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM

Dic, er, Ric,

Never a good idea to make fun of Special Forces, whether or not BD is one. Just a no-no. Karma, bro (or bra?) Karma. Those men are placing their butts on the line to defend your right to work at Best Buy and take TKD. So, when you're willing to take the risks they are and stop kicking a sparring bag, you can comment on them, but till then keep your liberal butt mouth shut. Attack BD, but not the Special Forces.

Posted by: stpete78 | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM

MR NEWSMAN CHARLIE GIBSON, ....NEXT TIME ASK HER SOME DIRECT QUESTIONS FOR DIRECT ANSWERS WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE FIVE MINUTES:
....1) DO YOU SUPPORT INDICTED 84 YEAR OLD ALASKA SENATOR TED STEVENS FOR RE-ELECTION AS YOUR SENATOR? (GOES TO HER ETHICS AND OLD TIME WASHINGTON POLITICS THAT SHE SAYS SHE'S FOUGHT AGAINST TO PUBLIC BUT ACCEPTS FOR HERSELF)
....2) DO YOU SUPPORT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OUTLAW ALL ABORTIONS AND WILL YOU SUPPORT SELECTING SUPREME COURT JUDGES WHO SUPPORT YOUR VIEW ON ABORTION DESPITE ROE v WADE?
....3) DO YOU SUPPORT TEACHING CREATIONISM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
....4) IS ABSTINENCE ONLY A VIABLE S.E.X. EDUCATION POLICY FOR THE NATION?
....5) IS THERE ANY REASON TO BAN BOOKS YOU DON'T LIKE IN A LIBRARY?
....6) IS MARRIAGE SACRED? IS IT SACRED FOR G.A.Y.S. TOO?
....7) WERE YOU A PENTECOSTAL AND DO YOU STILL SUPPORT IT'S TENETS SUCH AS SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND THE APOCALYPSE IN OUR LIFETIME?
....8) IS LIVING NEAR RUSSIA ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU A WORLD AFFAIRS EXPERT?
....9) HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO BE PRESIDENT?
....10) HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG TO BE PRESIDENT?
....11) WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER "CHOOSING TO KEEP YOUR CHILD" WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT IT AS A CHOICE, LIKE IN PRO-CHOICE, OR WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT IT AS MANDATORY BECAUSE THEIR IS NO CHOICE FOR TRUE PRO-LIFE PEOPLE?
....12) AT WHAT POINT DOES A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE END AND THE GOVERNMENT'S RIGHT TO REQUIRE A WOMAN TO TAKE A PREGNANCY FULL TERM BEGIN?
....13) HOW MANY MEXICANS WORK IN ALASKA, AND HOW MANY WILL YOU SEND BACK TO MEXICO UNDER YOUR IMMIGRATION POLICY?
....14) HOW MANY ILLEGAL CANADIANS ARE IN ALASKA, AND SHOULD A FENCE SIMILAR TO THE US-MEXICO BORDER FENCE BE BUILT?
....15) WHEN AND HOW LONG DID YOU SUPPORT THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE UNTIL YOU OPPOSED IT WHEN YOU FOUND OUT ALASKANS MIGHT HAVE TO PAY SOME OF THE COSTS TO FINISH IT FOR 50 PEOPLE? ===ALL OF THESE AND MORE COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC IN FIVE MINUTES OR LESS IF YOU DID YOUR JOB.....DO WE HAVE TO WAIT TWO MORE WEEKS FOR THE MAINSTREAM OR MUDSTREAM MEDIA TO HAVE ANOTHER SESSION WITH SARAH?????

Posted by: benighse | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM

Did Hillary really mean it when she said she backed Obama? Where has she been lately? I haven't heard hide nor hare of her since she passed on the roll call. Where are all the candidates that ran against Obama? I did not see them on the stage at the dnc. Why is that? I surmise it is because they know he is not fit for the job. If you support socialistic views and socialized medicine you are in a state of delusion. Its simple to do the math, the money will come from somewhere, it doesn't grow one trees. If you tax the rich, it will find its way to the middle class and the poor, one way or the other. socialism=communism; communism will lead us into a world where you can work as hard as you want, but if you have to give away all that you reap in the form of taxes, what’s the point in working hard. Once our work ethic has been stripped, our nation will decline. Communism has been tried and it has failed time and again. anybody that supports that kind of thinking, is either to young to know, has no intention of making something of their life, or is just plain ole anti American.

Posted by: gettyleigh | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM

Who is running for President? Palin or McCain? It seems as though the puppet is McCain.

Posted by: Dean from Los Angeles | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM

Palin admits to smoking the occasional reefer, too.

But, yeah, Obama, bad, sissy. Smart am bad. We want dumb. Dumb make good trick. Win election. McCain am dumb. McCain do dumb thing trick commies. Make dumb people happy have dumb president.

Posted by: blip | September 12, 2008 3:23 PM

Those are fake JakeD posts from 2:30 PM to 2:51 PM.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 3:23 PM

Disrespectful- one of the best word to characterize Obama.I'd say he is also loooooser!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:23 PM

The only reason McCain was anywhere NEAR an aircraft in Vietnam was because his daddy was an Admiral. He was 894th out of 899 students in his class at Annapolis. This guy had one of the worst flying ratings of anyone in the Navy BEFORE he got sent over there (after begging daddy to send him). He'd already wrecked 3 aircraft with NO enemy shooting at him (one was done in by those nefarious telephone wires). After spending approximately 20 hours in combat (23 missions), he was shot down. 4 days after being shot down over Hanoi, McCain began singing like a songbird for the North Vietnamese, and was moved to a hospital which wasn't available to the other POW's. During his time in captivity, he was often sited as the source of classified military information which cost many American servicemen their lives. There's your "hero".

Posted by: Chuck Yeager | September 12, 2008 3:22 PM

everyone get a life.. you sound like morons.

Posted by: irving goldsack | September 12, 2008 3:21 PM

"To the McCain supporters, John is a hero and a credit to our country and he deserves his eight or nine houses. "

Interesting. So you're saying that because he's a Vet that he deserves multiple houses? Then why is it that there are thousands of Vets out there right now who are homeless? Where are their houses? Why hasn't McPlain spoke about their problems? He should be caring about how this country is treating its own veterans, not spreading lies about his opponent.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:21 PM

"your silly martial arts mean squat... learn how to kill a man with your bare hands then come talk to me!"

Big Daddy you are an idiot of astronomical proportions. You deserve to work for someone who can't figure out how to check his own email. The stupid leading the retarded. Just seems right.

Just out of curiosity what do you think the "Martial Arts" are?

Posted by: IDIOTS | September 12, 2008 3:21 PM

John McCain was born in Panama because his father was in the military. Growing up he attended about 20 different schools. But wait, he did manage to do really well in wrestling! Of course, the guy is 5′7″ tall and probably weighed about 125 pounds. So, I’m guessing that he was quite a scrapper as a kid.

Suffice it to say that that sort of an early education can’t be good. So how the hell did he get into the US Naval Academy? Simple. His father and grandfather were both four-star United States Navy admirals.

The guy was then ranked number 894 of 899 in his class! WTF?!?!? Do you know how bad you have to be in order to be ranked that low by military personnel who know that your father and grandfather could have you shipped off to a freakin’ base in Alaska? You can’t justify that by saying you’re “a rebel”! It’s the freakin military! That just means you have no discipline whatsoever.

But speaking of Alaska, Sarah Palin took 6 years and 5 colleges to receive a BS in Journalism. Holy crap! It reminds me of the movie Tommy Boy.

http://onemansblog.com/2008/09/11/educational-qualifications-obama-and-biden-vs-mccain-and-palin/

Posted by: Scary | September 12, 2008 3:21 PM

I really wish the Republican Party had thought this through. I mean, I don't understand why they would choose someone without national or international experience. That puts America at risk. What if John McCain dies? Sarah will simply be a puppet in the White House. I can't in good conscience, vote for the McCain/Palin ticket. Maybe next time.

Posted by: Repulican at Heart | September 12, 2008 3:20 PM

Many countries governed by powerful women, such as Margaret Thatcher, President Mary McAleese of Ireland, and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, have raised their children during their time in office, what is the big deal? While watching C-Span this morning, they had an open phone session; the session concerned Sarah Palin's ability to lead and her experience in government. A woman from Atlanta, GA, had brought up the point that she feared Sarah would not have any clout in the Middle East due to the lack of credibility Muslim’s place on women in their society. The reality is, Bangladesh, Turkey, India, and Indonesia are run by women, and coincidentally they all happen to have large Muslim populations. Otherwise, Condoleezza Rice has held audiences with the powers that be in most every Muslim country without a lack of credibility. This argument is as invalid as the circumstances surrounding Palin’s firing Monegan. It is a governor’s prerogative to hire and fire those in her cabinet at her will. These attacks on her character are nothing more than fear mongering.

Posted by: gettyleigh | September 12, 2008 3:20 PM

You are so pathetic small mommy. Taking you would be easier than taking a 75 year old parapalegic. Do you know what parapalegic means or do I need to define that big long word for you? And it seems to me that "special forces" teaches different forms of martial arts therefore if my martial arts mean squat then so does your special forces training. I do now know why they call them "special forces." They have tards like you they have to train.

Posted by: Ric | September 12, 2008 3:20 PM

Is the "special" forces... was this some kind of short bus program for the Salvation Army?

Because I am friends with some seals, green berets, and rangers, and they seem to be an intelligent bunch.

Posted by: blip | September 12, 2008 3:19 PM

Long before he ever ran for political office, Obama wrote a book about himself and his amazing journey from messed up kid to his life at the time of writing the book. It was quite an epic, considering he was 34 at the time.
In the book, called "Dreams From My Father," he writes that he used marijuana and cocaine ("maybe a little blow".) Oddly enough, he writes that he didn't try heroin because he didn't like the pusher who was selling it. In his defense he stated that "Teenage boys are frequently confused." When consulted, classmates confer that “Barry Obama” was no more confused than anyone else, and that “hey it was the seventies, everyone was doing it!”

Posted by: gettyleigh | September 12, 2008 3:18 PM

gettyleigh:

YOU ARE AWESOME..!

Nice work..!

McCain/Palin '08

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:18 PM

Prepare yourself for the greatest ideological match-up of the century!

No, it's not Obama versus McCain, it's McCain versus Palin.


LET'S GET READY TO RUUUMMMBBBLLLE...!


This was John McCain, late last year on why he was qualified to be the president:

"I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time."

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/21/us/politics/21debate-transcript.html?_r=1&pagewanted=3&fta=y&oref=slogin
.


And here is Sarah Palin last night on why she is ready to be a 72-year old heartbeat away from the presidency:

"Charlie, again, we've got to remember what the desire is in this nation at this time. It is for no more politics as usual and somebody's big, fat resume maybe that shows decades and decades in that Washington establishment, where, yes, they've had opportunities to meet heads of state."

http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=5782924
.


So there you have it. The ultimate he said, she said. John McCain explained why Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, and Sarah Palin explained why John McCain doesn't represent change, just more of the same old politics as usual.


AMERICA, IF YOU'RE DUMB ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR THESE TWO KNOW NOTHINGS (MCCAIN/PALIN) THEN YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET - FOUR MORE YEARS OF BUSH/CHENEY LIKE INCOMPETENCE AND THUGGERY!

Posted by: DrainYou | September 12, 2008 3:17 PM

Ric....

Rhymes with....tee-heehee. Hey. Rufio Ric. Tae Kwon Do? Wowwwwwwwww. That makes you dangerous. "Here. Hold my wrist. No. No. My other wrist. HHHHHYah!!" TKD iz fa za ba-bies. Zee real men do zee MMA and drink zee bee-yah!!

Ok. Dude, seriously, I doubt some guy is gonna fly on a plane to come fight you over a comment on a web page. Get real. Obviously your BA didn't enhance your common sense skills. tsk tsk.

Posted by: stpete78 | September 12, 2008 3:17 PM

To the McCain supporters, John is a hero and a credit to our country and he deserves his eight or nine houses.
That said Barack is of a different mold. He is a different intriguing kind of person who has a certainty about where he wants to see our great country. I would like to see where a Harvard scholar who understands both poverty and racism firsthand takes our great nation when given the power of the Oval office. He is not above anyone folks, he works for you and me!
Obama/Biden in 08!

Posted by: Jimmy c. | September 12, 2008 3:17 PM

The founding fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew how big our federal government is. It was never meant to be this way. The thirteen colonies merged for the purpose of having a strong centralized government that existed only to serve the states, and to have limited powers that benefited the good of all states. Government at the state level was to be the boss of federal and local government. The tax dollars that Obama plans to spend on socialized programs such as national healthcare will come from the taxpayers one way or the other. The money the government uses to pay for military expenses, welfare, civil servant salaries, government works programs, disaster relief, etc . . . is based on the money the government expects to collect from taxpayers and businesses. The money is not just sitting around waiting to be spent; it is a projected amount that they expect to collect. He has committed to tax cuts, tax credits, reducing the deficit, education benefits, healthcare benefits, and other social reforms [that I am sure I missed.] It’s unrealistic that think our current budget is big enough to pay for all these things, and it’s unrealistic that he will be able to achieve all the promises he has committed to. It could be he knows this, and is aware that honoring all his promises is not a feasible proposition; I cannot speculate on that, only he can answer that. Still, not only has he committed his administration to providing all those benefits to the voters, but he committed to raising the minimum wage again, and raising taxes on businesses. By raising taxes on businesses and raising the minimum wage, it just makes it that much harder for small businesses to remain in business. A business cannot be viable if there is not enough cash flow to keep it solvent. By adding more overhead in the form of another wage increase, and a reduction in cash flow by increasing taxes, the profit margins for the business shrink, which in turn reduces cash flow. Small businesses are the heart and soul of America; more people are employed by small businesses than large businesses. In order to stay in business, they would have to raise their prices, which would in turn be passed on to the public. Raising the minimum wage might increase the amount of money in your paycheck, but the IRS would just take more tax to build their coffers. Likewise, the IRS increasing taxes on businesses might help the government to raise more tax dollars, but when the business owner raises his price in order to stay in business the public will be burdened with the extra cost. If the business fails, and the people are left unemployed, another burden is placed on the tax payers in the form of unemployment or health & welfare assistance. As for whether it is better to have a state run organization or a private run organization; usually it’s better to have a privately run organization. The free market tends to promote fiscal responsibility and a good work ethic; socialism does just the opposite, it promotes waste and slothfulness. The more a government regulates an industry, the more control they possess, and the less control the people have. I think socialism is anti-American. Study some of Karl Marx and Adam Smith’s work if you want to know more, they are pretty much the authorities everyone consults when researching the issues.

Posted by: gettyleigh | September 12, 2008 3:17 PM

Big Daddy...
You make too many mistakes to take seriously.

Posted by: Blip | September 12, 2008 3:16 PM

"Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party for two years in the mid-90's, and they support a vote on whether Alaska should secede from the Union. "

I can't believe I'm actually going to defend Palin here. But this is completely inaccurate. Palin has been a registered Republican since 1983. Her Husband is the one who was a part of the AIP until she got into politics.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:16 PM

Anytime ric... if you were ever in the military as I was (special forces) you would know that your silly martial arts mean squat... learn how to kill a man with your bare hands then come talk to me!

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:15 PM

WOW! McCain/Palin widening their lead today. Hmmm. oh it must be that nobody is reading the fool liberal bloggers, or more likely that more people just are not taking them seriously anymore. Anyone with a brain cell who reads the whining lefties is eventually going to be sneering at them. Before the advent of mass blogging/posts, I was not aware of the hordes of unthinking democrat fools out there. THAT is the scary thing about who wins this election.

Posted by: cecil | September 12, 2008 3:15 PM

To be fair... if you've been reading the news... it's the "drill, baby, drill" crowd that is using coke.

These politicians have been doing so much coke and sleeping with so many prostitutes... that they will do and say whatever the oil companies tell them.

First, they like the free goodies.
Second, if they go against big oil, the companies have lots of dirt to use for blackmail.

Which is why the GOP cannot break our addiction to oil.

But I suppose it makes you a maverick to break the laws of the nation you are sworn to protect.

Posted by: Blip | September 12, 2008 3:14 PM

I love this article titled "Palin wins over Obama women". She has my vote!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4740955.ece

Posted by: Suzy | September 12, 2008 3:14 PM

wtf WP

my post is censored but big daddy can flame away?

you're worse than those who don't know better

Posted by: sheepherder | September 12, 2008 3:14 PM

Obama's Not Exactly's:
1.) Selma March Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google'Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)
2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.
4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Oba ma, is Odinga's follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that....and for more.
Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.
5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.
6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya , his father's family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro). From....and for more....go to.....
http://www.arcadeathome.com/newsboy.phtml?Barack_Hussein_Obama_-_Arab-American,_only_6.25%25_African
7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.
4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious in islam'' http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=60559
8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).
February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.'
9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.
10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.
11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.
12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.
13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.
14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.
15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.
16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.
17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.
18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn't write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.
21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.
22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.
23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.
24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.
25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.
26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.
27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.
28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.
29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction off Israel .
30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide.
31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.
32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.
33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.
34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.
35.) I don't Have Lobbysists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.
37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.
38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it.
39.) My uncle liberated Auschwitz concentration camp - NOT EXACTLY, your mother had no brothers and the Russan army did the liberating.

Posted by: gettyleigh | September 12, 2008 3:13 PM

ONE more time for the slowest of the slow liberal shrub humpers in class!!!

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:13 PM

In response to big daddy. I am a liberal who holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. I don't hump shrubs, but I do trim bushes. Not a hippy as I shower every morning before work. Have a bachelors in history and working on my masters degree so my IQ is not low and as far as the coward comment...I would gladly meet you anytime anywhere and discuss these lies man to man if your have the ba!!$.

Posted by: Ric | September 12, 2008 3:12 PM

I love this article titled "Palin wins over Obama women". She has my vote!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4740955.ece

Posted by: Suzy | September 12, 2008 3:12 PM

To cecil:
Argument:
"Any analysis of Palin's interview is subjective and absolutely partisan. It takes only a couple minutes of reading these posts to prove the point."

and an Example:
"Anyone listen to Obama at the Columbia forum yesterday? He spun, deflected, and refused to answer directly so many questions that I thought I was lisening to a high school debate. It really is ridiculous to heap scorn on Palin and give Obama a pass on his sophomoric forum presentation. About that "Bush Doctrine." The Washington Post printed a piece today that unveiled at least a dozen so-called "Doctrines." Why didn't Gibson simply stte the policy and ask her what she thought? It clearly was an "I-gotcha" setup because even a seasoned politician would likely ask for a definition. And ff I had been Palin I would have answered that I have at least as much foreign policy experience as the democratic candidate for president."

I like what you did here...any analysis, especially yours, is subjective and partisan

Posted by: naz | September 12, 2008 3:12 PM

LORD FORGIVE ME: It is obvious that Gov. Palin is needed more at home than she is in the White House! Her home is in shambles .... she's under investigation..... she has sort legal counsel..... and her 17 year old daughter Bristol Palin with her legs tossed back has put a new spin on McCains slogan "Drill Drill Drill" .....and only God knows what's around the corner........Notwithstanding all of the above.....her new boss is suffering from the early stages of dementia. Gov. Palin needs our prayers....not our criticism!!!

Posted by: ziadora | September 12, 2008 3:11 PM

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:10 PM

Don't you think, that come election day, all but the most die-hard Republican's will realize just how scary the thought of Sarah Palin succeeding John McCain in the presidency would be?

Posted by: Curious Guy | September 12, 2008 3:10 PM

okay, I was making dumb remarks but now I'm done because that one remark here is longer than the d@mn story

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:10 PM

The liberal media have launched an offensive against McCain's vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin. The New York Times suggested Palin wasn't properly vetted. ABC News' Matt Dowd is saying that Republican delegates are turning on Palin. I doubt that very much--it appears that just the opposite is happening--Republicans are rallying around Palin the face of this controversy contrived by the liberal media.

Let's take a look at the left's bill of particulars against Sarah Palin, gleaned from The New York Times:

1) Her seventeen year-old daughter is pregnant.

That this is being dwelled on by the media is shameful. It is a nonstory, as http://www.notwrightforamerica.com/ covered earlier and even Obama says.

2) Palin's husband was arrested for DUI 22 years ago.

That this is brought up is la joke--how many members of Congress have gotten DUIs? And this happened when Mr. Palin was in his early twenties.

3) Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party for two years in the mid-90's, and they support a vote on whether Alaska should secede from the Union.

Alaska ain't New York City, and the politics there are much different than they are in the lower 48. I can only imagine how those who are truly living on the Last Frontier feel about being bossed around by people like Nancy Pelosi. But regardless, a two year membership in a party with a goofy secessionist plank is going to generate a collective yawn from the American public. Ironically, her voters registration card was released and this was proven to be another rumor.

4) Palin has hired a private lawyer to defend her "in an Alaska legislative ethics investigation into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner." (That quote from the New York Times.)

It's funny, I don't remember the media making a big deal of it the countless times the Clintons hired private counsel to defend them in various scandals. And this also appears to be erroneous--the state hired the lawyer, not Palin.

Regardless, on the surface this last one is the most serious charge against Palin, but it falls apart even under mild scrutiny.

The essence of this matter is that Palin's staff is alleged to have pressured Alaska's Department of Public Safety Commissioner to fire a state trooper, and ultimately fired the Public Safety Commissioner when he did not do so. This state trooper was involved in a nasty custody fight with the Governor's sister.

In the first instance this "ethics" investigation is being led by Senator Hollis French, a Democrat and a Massachusetts born, Cornell educated lawyer who advocates socialized medicine. In other words, a liberal.

The other thing you won't get from the liberal media is that this Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was appointed by Palin and according to the Anchorage Daily News, "she had a right to fire him for any reason." This will shock you, but that important detail was left out of the Times story. But if this is an investigation into whether Palin abused her power by firing Monegan, as the Times says, the investigation should be over already--she had the legal right to do what she did. Hollis French, as a liberal lawyer, should know this. That the investigation continues shows that it is nothing but a partisan witch hunt.

This sounds just like the selective outrage at Bush's dismissal of a handful of US Attorneys when the media barely made a peep when Bill Clinton fired every sitting US Attorney.

And here's another little tidbit that The New York Times does not want you to know about, and in fact left out of their story--the trooper who Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan refused to fire threatened to kill Governor Palin's father if he got a lawyer for his daughter in the custody fight. And then the trooper lied about this in an internal investigation.

This "ethics" witch hunt reflects poorly on the liberal lawyer who is leading it, and the liberal, cheerleading media, not Palin.

It's time for McCain to stand up and denounce this anti-Palin garbage dump. All he needs to say is that it has been clear from the start that the media are in love with Obama, and their anti-Palin feeding frenzy is just a part of their efforts to elect him. And Palin's 17 year-old daughter Bristol is nothing but collateral damage to the liberal media, who have pulled out all the stops for Obama.

And it's time for conservatives to rally around Palin. McCain could have picked Mother Theresa and the liberal media still would have found a way to savage her.

Posted by: gettyleigh | September 12, 2008 3:10 PM

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:10 PM

Palin quotes Abraham Lincoln about the Iraq war being a "task from God"? Please spare me, everyone knows darn well her little advisors came up with this lie, yes lie! Lincoln was the last thing on her mind when she made that comment, do the Republicans think we are that stupid, I can see right through that woman and I don't like what I see.

Posted by: Dale | September 12, 2008 3:09 PM

No more lipstick, John McCain! Let's talk issues:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4vmoz3OcQ

Posted by: Charles M. | September 12, 2008 3:09 PM

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:09 PM

I cannot believe that the McCain campaign is complaining about Gibson's interview.

Gibson submitted to every request the McCain campaign made. They gave her over a week to prepare. Drew some parameters around the debate. And broke it up into bits so that Palin could pull out gracefully if Gibson was too hard on her.

Now they are saying EVEN this interview, after a week of preparation, was too hard for her and unfair and biased.

They need to stop whining about their candidate. If she cannot stand up to a lukewarm interview like that... how can she lead the country.

This is a political election. Candidates have to offer questions. The press has spent two days trying to figure out if a common phrase... "lipstick on a pig"... is evidence that Obama is sexist. They have tried to play gotcha with him over and over again. And Obama never blinked.

But Palin, who "didn't blink" when asked to be VP, is blinking like crazy over answering questions that we all have a right to know.

What a load.

Posted by: Blip | September 12, 2008 3:09 PM

Jeez Bid daddy,
It must have taken you forever to put that list togheter. Thanks for giving us more insight into you ignorance,and backward thinking.Its great to see someone show who they really are.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:08 PM

Jake D.

You're the idiot. A white person can be racist against white people. A black person can be racist against black people. It's called slef-loathing, but it's very well documented, i.e. mulattos looking down on, and owning, slaves. Racism is not in the race of the racist but the actions against any particular race. And you might want to read his lovely wife's thesis from Princeton. If you want a black power racist 1st lady, go on and drink the coll-daddy aid. Dummy. By the way, why don't you read Obama's autobi? Might be insghtfiul to pick up on his hatred of his white roots. I personally don't give a crap about my mixed ancestry. Dumbbutt. And before you crack on my grammar ands spelling, I could care less cause I gots my them thar advanced degrres and don'ts have too proof that I can spell and write to some liberal paper's forum.

Posted by: stpete78 | September 12, 2008 3:08 PM

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:08 PM

Palin's a dude.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:08 PM

The Honorable Senator Obama is an upright man, who has one wife and two lovely daughters. There is no report of any womanizing, abusing or cheating of any sort on him. We can conclude that by this time if there was one iota of any such information on him, Hannity, O’Rilley and Limbaugh would have discovered it. Obama stayed in school, got a good education and continued on and got a college degree. He gained employment in the field of his choice and in time married the young lady of his heart‘s choice. That’s the American dream, right? That’s what we plead with all of our young people to do. We tell them that if they do what Obama, and his wife by the way, have done there are no limits on what they can achieve in this country. Running a gauntlet of destructive forces, he has come to this point. He has done what he has without using and or abusing anyone.

Now, let’s look at the Honorable Senator John McCain. He served in the Navy, where he reached the rank of Captain. He fought in the Viet Nam war, was shot down, taken POW and suffered some torture. Subsequently, he entered the world of politics and has been there for some twenty five years. On viewing his record on his long stay in the Congress and listening to him and his supporters, his crowning achievement was a bill on campaign financing. That’s it. I have searched to see if I could find where he passed any legislation that made a significance difference on the average American’s life. I couldn’t fine one, not one.

McCain has supported President Bush in almost all that the latter has tried to do. That support includes voting to race into Iraq based upon bogus intelligence not challenged by McCain, this is in spite of the fact that he touts vast experience and declares a hatred for war. Iraq is the unnecessary mess in which we have lost over four thousand of our young men and women and billed our children over a trillion dollars. Our allies are estranged from us and our economy is in shambles with unemployment high and 401k‘s, home equities and bank balances headed south with some already there. McCain, Bush and the Republicans have been in charge for almost eight years. Yet, with a straight face, McCain, who declares that he loves this country, is asking Americans to stick with a losing horse and make it twelve.

Will someone please ask McCain and his supporters if they would keep their business with a company that had eight years of mismanagement such as this country has and is presently experiencing? Wouldn’t a truly patriotic American voluntarily step aside and let someone else try? Not John McCain, he is running for President to continue the Bush policies, which he has mostly supported. What kind of love is that?

I have always said that Republicans would do anything to win an election. The legacy left by Richard Nixon is alive and well. We see it in McCain’s campaign. He started his slime pit with a Paris Hilton ad. Remember? Then he proceeded to pick a Hilton look-a-like as his VP running mate. This is crucial to the point that I am going to make. Immediately following McCain’s announcement of his VP choice, Rush Limbaugh stated on his radio show that the Governor was a good pick because if the Democrats go after her then they will say that women are being attacked. Does that sound familiar from American history? They are following that script to the letter. A review of McCain’s history and by his own admissions one is led to believe that he knows how to use women.

Governor Palin has a two year old special needs son, a pregnant teen and three other minor children. We know what the results would have been had Obama picked a woman with such a family situation. The race would be over and McCain would be practicing Oval Office oath taking protocols. Anyway, we are told that on very short notice the Governor, surprised by McCain’s call, made the decision to go on McCain’s ticket. During her speech before the convention, over which people are still going giddy, she said nothing about taking her time and making sure she was doing what was best for her son. Yet, her son has the RIGHT to have the totally dedicated care, time and attention of his parents. What’s in the best interest of her needy son?

McCain knows how to use women. Records would show that a man, who knows how to use women and does it, also doesn’t hesitate to abuse children and/or put pressure on women to neglect and or abuse their own children. In this connection, and this is the key point that I would make, the Honorable Senator John McCain, with nothing of merit to run on, is cannibalizing the care, time and attention away from a special needs child in order to advance his own personal political ambitions. In the process, in my view and as I gather from what Limbaugh said, McCain is using the Governor solely to cover his backside while he steals Osama’s “change” ideals and appropriate them to his own use trying to snake oil and smoke and mirror his way to the Oval Office. Stealing from a needy baby is the saddest part of this sordid McCain mess. That the religious right and evangelicals are going along with this sorry spectacle makes the Reverend Wright look like a saint. Doesn’t it? With the religious right and evangelicals, it is now ok to peddle the flesh of a woman in pursuit of higher office. The pimps on the streets must be feeling very comfortable these days. Those college football coaches, who want to entice prospects to attend their college will now be emboldened to carry on. Womanizing ministers will now feel free to pursue their vices with abandon. This list goes on ad nauseam. Hypocrisy rules. Will it win in November? - vmonroe valnesio

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:07 PM

Jeez Bid daddy,
It must have taken you forever to put that list togheter. Thanks for giving us more insight into you ignorance,and backward thinking.Its great to see someone show who they really are.

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

JakeD- "the open minded liberal"

Nice job- every time you post you continue to reinforce my points about Democrats repeatedly making comments that show them to be imbeciles. No substance; just a continual display of myopic ignorance trying to cover for a vacuous candidate whose only message is "change" - Problem is nimrod, every time he changes, he takes another position identical to McCain.

Posted by: Robert Campbell | September 12, 2008 3:06 PM

Let us go to war with Russia. Go Sarah go

Posted by: Jo | September 12, 2008 3:06 PM

The reason why you can't reason with Obama supporters is becaused they're all coked-up. Obama's still a pot-head. He muses about random stuff all day. Don't blame him, blame the pot.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:05 PM

It is time for McCain to stop hiding behind her (Palin's) SKIRT and come out and campaign all by himself. Come on, a vietnam war hero should not take the number to slot on the ticket. It is McCain-Palin not Palin-McCain.

Posted by: Jo | September 12, 2008 3:05 PM

"Xander go smoke some pot with your buddy Obama. I'm sure he'll lace it up with some PCP. You already got some faulty logic there, so I can't imagine you getting even more messed up"

Well done. Another GOP-like attack. You have nothing to say that is of any importance to defend your cause, so you attack me instead. That seems oddly familiar. Well, like Obama, I won't stupe to your level and smear back. Have a nice day.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:04 PM

We need a smart president...like Bush!

Posted by: Repulican at Heart | September 12, 2008 3:04 PM

God bless America and its right to free speech.I hope we/you are not making a mockery of that privilage.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:04 PM

Dear John McCain, what were you doing on a yacht with a Ann Hathaway and her then boy friend Raffaello Follieri?

Posted by: st. gutfree | September 12, 2008 3:03 PM

McCain/Palin/Republicans are doing it to themselves. They are demeaning to themselves and making a joke of themselves. I do not think it is going to work this time; they are outright ridiculous and are discredited every time they open their mouths or put an ad out.
They are pathetic. I hope we have enough time before November for all critical thinkers and Independents to see them for what they are and to get past the hype and to feel insulted for what they are doing and trying to do, win an election on false claim and false credits.

Posted by: TJW | September 12, 2008 3:03 PM

Thatcher never played the defenseless woman card. SHe was a tough as nails woman who took everything thrown at her without ever saying it was sexist.

Posted by: vicky | September 12, 2008 3:03 PM

I had read that when Obama made the pig analogy, that pigs across this nation were mad! The thought of being compared to Palin!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:03 PM

I am troubled by the fact that the media is all over the sensationalistic trash that is bandied about instead of asking probabtive questions about intended courses of action one would take if elected. McCain's add is truly "Rovian", frothing up emotional trash where nothing is substantive. Isn't the electorate smarter than that? Are we truly so easily manuevered? Oh Wow it is Idiocracy!

Posted by: Elsa Anders | September 12, 2008 3:03 PM

SAY NO to liberals...!

They are:

1. usually ugly.

2. lazy (do for me government).

3. of low IQ.

4. naive.

5. quazi-communist.

6. socialist.

7. baby killers.

8. convict lovers.

9. convicts.

10. potential convicts.

11. hippies.

12. dope smokers.

13. butt pirates.

14. jealous of success.

15. losers.

16. pacifists.

17. cowards.

18. fem-woman haters. cuz they are mostly gay... and we know how catty those flamers can be! They like the butch women like Gov. Napalitano though.

19. fools.

20. THEY are slooooowwww!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 3:02 PM

I'm a woman and I don't think she's smart. She doesn't think human's are responsible for global warming. What rock is she living under? It's not sexist to know when someone is in over their head and she is. I am so offended by her as a woman. If she can't take getting punched in the face then Washington is not for her. If she wants to play with the big boys she needs to stop playing the poor defensless woman act....because the rest of the world won't feel sorry for her or give a damn that she's a woman.

Posted by: Vicky | September 12, 2008 3:02 PM

The comments herein are amazing. The Democrats/leftist/pointy heads are in a true dither. The know from experience that they have blown another election and are flailing about like a hard to kill cockroach.

It's not the black guy, it's not the old guy. It is the same leftist message of government controlling our daily life.

Americans do not want socialist propaganda fed to them. They have the wisdom to see through the slick packaging of Obama and know that the left whackos like Soros, Gore, really pull the strings.

Obama can learn a skill and get a job or use his fundraising skills like Jesse Jackson and blackmail gutless corporate executives into "donation" to the "cause of the day"

Please don't try promote him as a brilliant law school grad as that just proves how affirmative action dumbs down the educational system in this country

Posted by: PRH | September 12, 2008 3:02 PM

Excuse me, can anyone tell me how to change your first name here? I seem to have made a silly mistake. You can trust I would do anything to help you too, I am a hockey mom. -Sarah

Posted by: Scary Palin | September 12, 2008 3:02 PM

what scrutiny, xander ?? obama makes half-cocked remarks all day long attacking palin on earmarks when mccains record is sound and obama's is not - he attacks palin on experience when mccain's experience is sound and obama's is not - he broke promises about campaign finance and non-partisanship (where is the press on that issue ???) - of course, obama attacks sarah, otherwise he has to run against mccain - WHAT SCRUTINY ???? OH XANDER, OH XAAAAAAAANDER, WHAT SCRUTINY ????? WHERE IS THE PRESS ON ANY OF THESE OBVIOUS ISSUES - WHERE ARE THEY ON JUST ONE OF THESE ??? AND YET THEY ATTACK A FAIRLY UNUSUAL AD WITH SUCH VENOM - ONE LAST TIME xxxxxxxxxaaaaaaaaaaanderrrrrrrrr, WHERE IS PRESS SCRUTINY ON OBAMA'S EARMARKS VS MCCAIN (AFTER OBAMA BROUGHT IT UP) ??????????? WHERE IS PRESS SCRUTINY ON OBAMA'S EXPERIENCE VS MCCAIN EVEN AFTER HE DARED BRING IT UP ???????? WHERE IS THE PRESS SCRUTINY OVER "NONPARTISANSHIP" AND THE CHOICE OF BIDEN ??????? COME ON, CAN XANDER HANDLE SCRUTINY ? ANSWER JUST ONE WITH A DIRECT ANSWER - SHOW ME ONE EXAMPLE IN THE PRESS CRITICIZING OBAMA VS MCCAIN ON EARMARKS SINCE OBAMA MADE THOSE ATTACKS ON PALIN - JUST ONE - WHERE IS IT ? YOU CANNOT FIND IT BECAUSE THERE IS NO SCRUTINY OF OBAMA (what can I say ? hillary warned you - go get obama a pillow, xander)

Posted by: tojoley | September 12, 2008 3:01 PM

"Charles Gibson fully revealed what he is during that interview, a self promoting “NEWS READER” who should stick to reading. He and others like him, particularly at MSNBC and similar cable and broadcast networks are very obviously, biased organizations, that think they are 'NEWS' organizations, but really are simple television channels, trying to make money, and scrambling for ratings, at the expense of silly tactics like Gibson’s foolish ambush style questions. Again, he should stick to reading and actually reporting the news, not trying to create it."

So who is unbiased then? Fox News? Just because Palin made herself look like an idiot doesn't mean it is Gibson's fault. Gibson went easy on her. Gibson tore into Obama before Palin was even a blip on the radar. So quit your "omg the media isn't on the GOP's side anymore waaaaa" complaining. It's just making you look childish. Kind of like the GOP. Zing!

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 3:01 PM

Poor Tojoley. "OBAMIDEN cannot withstand any scrutiny" he writes, angrily.
If it's true that the democratic ticket can't withstand any scrutiny, why is it republicans and conservatives are the ones whining and crying and complaining that Charles Gibson was "too hard" on Sarah Palin last night and this morning? Why is it the right who are so upset over people asking her ANYTHING? And why is it, as soon as the tiniest bit of negative news comes out about Sarah Palin, your pretty pretty princess, you're all up in arms, throwing around words like "sexist," "rude," "disrespectful"? Pot and kettle, we're all black.

Posted by: phfyrebyrd | September 12, 2008 3:01 PM

I think preemptive means defend. Well, if I say like I mean....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:01 PM

McCain boasts that he stood up to the Republicans in DC and that Palin stood up to the Republicans in AK....hmmm...what seems to be the underlying connection here??

Posted by: mudfoot | September 12, 2008 3:01 PM

One thing is for sure, Bill and Hillary Clinton definitely WON'T be voting for John McCain!

Posted by: Sheila | September 12, 2008 3:00 PM

I would be comfortable if people called McCain a "pig." He acts like one lately.

He is someone that I used to have a great deal of respect for....

Posted by: Blip | September 12, 2008 3:00 PM

Xander go smoke some pot with your buddy Obama. I'm sure he'll lace it up with some PCP. You already got some faulty logic there, so I can't imagine you getting even more messed up.

Posted by: Something Corporate | September 12, 2008 2:59 PM

"She is more like small town americans than anyone else who has come down the pike for a long time... GO SARAH!!!"

There is one of the problems -- people will vote for someone who seems more like one of them (and remember that is just the image she projects, she may not be all that down-home and folksy), than they will vote for someone based on their stand on issues and past performance. Am I qualified to run because I have 2 kids, serve as officer in my PTA, and have a BA in Journalism? God forbid if I were an "elitist" with advanced education, extensive national and international travel and connections, a track record of successfully promoting the same measures I am now campaigning for, etc.

Just remember, you can put lipstick on a pig . . .

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:59 PM

Charles Gibson fully revealed what he is during that interview, a self promoting “NEWS READER” who should stick to reading. He and others like him, particularly at MSNBC and similar cable and broadcast networks are very obviously, biased organizations, that think they are 'NEWS' organizations, but really are simple television channels, trying to make money, and scrambling for ratings, at the expense of silly tactics like Gibson’s foolish ambush style questions. Again, he should stick to reading and actually reporting the news, not trying to create it.
Few if any American news organizations know how to do this. The reason is because in America, news organizations are commercial and need advertising money that comes from ratings. The BBC in Britain just reports the news, whatever it is, they have no bias and no hidden agenda to promote one side or another and no need to sensationalize to get ratings or attention. They have national and worldwide credibility. Gibson and his type do not. He was all about trying to shine by attempting to trip Palin up and make a name for himself as the anchor who asked tough questions. The question about the Bush doctrine and the question about whether Palin considered this as America’s holy war was so transparent, was so obviously designed not to elicit enlightment on Palins thoughts, but rather designed to attempt to trip her up. Gibson is a real ass, does he and his ilk really think intelligent Americans don’t see through that. Gibson, Olberman, Matthews, people like them are the real problem. They are not news men, asking questions that will bring out real insight into a candidate, they are pathetic hounds searching for their own low level of journalistic immortality by attempting to trick a candidate into stumbling on a question that they then parlay into a newsbite for ratings glory. Gibson should stick to what he was hired to do, read the words on the teleprompter and try and get more viewers than the other two anchors. If Gibson had half the intelligence of a senator running for high office he would display that intelligence, what he displayed was a petulant and arrogant small minded reporter who failed to get the big ratings score he sought by tricking a much smarter person than he is.

Posted by: spacecowboy | September 12, 2008 2:59 PM

And to think I used to have respect for McCain.

He WAS a maverick, but now is following Bush's examples.

McCain... WHAT A SELL OUT TO THE FAR-RIGHT!

Posted by: Ian-Paul Guzman-Escobar | September 12, 2008 2:59 PM

Senator McCain has lost it. He is out of touch after two decades in Congress and doesn't have the basics to lead this country.

I've gone to two events and he can hardly put three sentences together coherently. His handlers seem to have him squeezed into a closet. What is going on? Why isn't he doing more interviews. Come on, "The View" and a cooking show hardly serves us any questions regarding policy. For a presidential election of this magnitude will we only have three debates and that is it?

I saw him on the ServiceNation event yesterday and he was better. However, he still was going off topic and every third sentence was off. What is going on?

Posted by: lucy2008 | September 12, 2008 2:58 PM

Since Sarah Palin has not commented directly to the last weeks "verbal slams", is it not John McCain and the GOP who are comming to her rescue, therfor showing sexist behavior? Poor Sarha needs a mans help eh?

One different Perspective

Posted by: Tomek G | September 12, 2008 2:57 PM

Ziadora is hitting the nail on the head, utter lies that are "repeated" by RNC. If they will lie now, they will lie if they got in office. . . .keep them out.

Palin - "Iraq is God's war" - If this isn't scary, I don't know what is and I am a Christian. A war built on LIES, is God's war? Hardly! That's almost like saying the Crusades were a good thing.

During Hurricane Gustav McSame said, "Take off our Rublican hats, and put on our American hats" I thought we were supposed to wear our American hats at all times? A true testament to who John really represents, don't be fooled, Obama has proved to be a great community and country building man of character, McSame has tarnished his military honor by participating and allowing the Rovian surrogates in his campaign to continue to circulate these lies. Bushes sidekick, McSame, panders and will say anything to get elected. How can this multi decade fixture in congress, who voted with Bush 90% of the time (he said himself), be suddenly for change? Republicans are so gullable.

Bush: "McCain will best carry out my agenda"

Maverick is along the same line of thought as Cowboy. Say no, to more quick draw, drop bombs, warmongering politics!

Vote Obama '08/'12

Posted by: STOPTHELIES! | September 12, 2008 2:56 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:56 PM

BO is stinking up Washington with his BS. This do-nothing phony has attempted to capitalize on America's fears and insecurity. Our Framers warned against such demagoguery. Take a stand against the clueless Obamabots and put them in their place when they make the same tired, absurd blanket accusations and hackneyed tirades of we hate Bush. McCain is one of the most independent Republicans ever. He faced tremendous opposition from his own party because he was willing to take on the establishment. McCain has the personal courage to do what's right. In contrast, Obama is as far left as you can get and can't hold a solid position on things as simple as a flag-pin.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:55 PM

Mr. Campbell, please explain how Obama is racist and a thug wannabe?

Posted by: Robert | September 12, 2008 2:55 PM

Wow. Palin is a dimwit.
It took her six colleges to finally eek out one degree in Journalism. that's the extent of her education, and it shows.

Sorry if McCain thinks that criticism of his bad choice of a VP 'disrespectful'. Just calling it like it is.

Posted by: Dan | September 12, 2008 2:55 PM

Hey Robert Campbell, Palin kept the $233 million. That's a lot of ears to mark.

Posted by: getitright | September 12, 2008 2:55 PM

"Demand that media outlets do some "real reporting.""

So by real reporting you mean praise the holy name of the GOP and shun the Democrats completely? Because as of right now, the media is pretty much in the middle of the road, depending on who you get your news sources from. I'm sorry, but just because the media is going after McCain and Palin, it doesn't mean they are doing it with biased reasoning. McCain and Palin are spreading fabricated lies time and time again. You may be dumb enough to believe them, but the media isn't, and for sure a good deal of the population doesn't want to be.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 2:54 PM

Yeah the media is biased.....SO. they are tired of the Reps. in the white house,because they sucked at it.Let the Dems. prove if they can do better or worse,there is always 2012.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:54 PM

Please everyone, Sarah Palin is not completely unqualified for the job. Afterall, mayors tend to the roads, trees, and garbage.

Posted by: ziadora | September 12, 2008 2:54 PM

Disrespectful? Boy the Macks sure are scraping the barrel's bottom (or is it not PC to use common aphorisms?) to smear Obama. His cool is enviable. But he really needs to start pressing the issues: how does Mcsame propose to correct the disasters he and the R's have created in the past 7 years? All this 'country first' wrap oneself in the flag is not enough. truly, patriotism is the first refuge of the scoundrels.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:53 PM

Big Daddy, if this is your idea of informed debate, you might as well zip your knee-jerk lip. This liberal will gladly show you that you are no more than a bitter, angry little man, and I'll use an actual argument. Go drown a cat, tough guy, and let the smart people talk.


Never forget:

democrat = liberal = socialist =
anti-capitalist = weak = quazi-communist = cowards = hippy = shrub humper = low IQ = losers

Just like 2000 and '04 ... liberal democrats will fail and fade away....

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Posted by: Left Jab | September 12, 2008 2:53 PM

Tom Sanders:

IT is a ground attack aircraft ... basically the same as the F4 ... but McCain's was an A4 ... for "attack"

You are a retard! Really! look it up!

Retard = Tom Sanders

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:53 PM

I'm disgusted at the tactics that McCain is using, but yet he says he's not satisfied with the running of his own campaign. This Republican has had it and will be voting for Obama!!

Posted by: NoGOP | September 12, 2008 2:52 PM

Yikes. The war continues while we fight over gender roles.

As far as I am concerned, the only thing we needed to go to the Middle East for was to hunt down Bin Laden. McCain, who's on his way out of life, continues to support an unnecessary war. Once he's gone, Palin will be left, receiving training on the job, which won't help because she still won't make the best choice for the U.S. As for Obama, even though he's been criticized as a Socialist, self-centered, inexperienced democrat, I would rather see him in office than someone who'll pass in office.

I'll admit that the Crypt Walker (McCain) has some good pointers, but bragging about service in Vietnam and being a POW and a senator of a desert is pointless and tedious. Then the Ice Queen (Palin) and her policies and track record as the governor of a sub-arctic iceburg. I swear, they should stop with all the gender arguments and the past records.

One last thing. For those of you that now support the Cryptwalker now that he has Palin on his team, I pray that you are rich, because that's the only way that you'll survive McInsane's administration.

Posted by: Red Haniwa | September 12, 2008 2:51 PM

@ Robert Campbell

Do the world a favor and stick your head even further up McCain's a s s.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 2:51 PM

"It’s the same old democratic ploy - we have nothing to offer so let’s destroy our rivals with lies, smears, and half truths and then if we don't win; let's whine incessantly for the next 8 years.""

You do realize that is not only what the Republicans ARE doing, but have done for decades right? You seem confused here.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 2:51 PM

Sarah Palin is stupid. I'm sorry. I don't mean to be sexist.

Posted by: ziadora | September 12, 2008 2:50 PM

Rock against Obama's duplicity and deception. This charlatan will be exposed.

Demand that media outlets do some "real reporting."

This biased bs is sickening.

Posted by: Rock Against Obama | September 12, 2008 2:50 PM

Apparently the Obama camp made an extra large batch of Kool Aid this morning and have been piping into their little trolls' homes.

For those of you who do not understand how government appropriations work but insist on passing along information; allow me to help you sound a bit less ignorant. - A Governor CAN NOT ask for ear marks, only a Senator can.

It is testimony to the utter ignorance on the left that in every post you read about Palin, some moron continues to feed that regurgitated vomit to the equally ignorant masses on the left who swallow it hook line and sinker.

Please spare the world your tripe about the virtues of Obama, the Democratic Party, or its constituents and the mind numbing drivel of Obama being about "change". He is an inexperienced politian who happens to also be a racist, communist sympathizing, thug wannbe from Chicago and nothing more.

Posted by: Robert Campbell | September 12, 2008 2:49 PM

whatever little respect I had for McCain at the beginning of this race is now 100% gone.... I can't believe in this critical times in US history, all McCain and the Republican party can do is to continue to create baseless smear ads to attack Obama. How about we get back to the important issues such as the economy in recession, the energy crisis, the ever worsening US image around the world...

Posted by: david | September 12, 2008 2:49 PM

"Ok. Haven't really heard this side of the argument, yet, but if you argree with me, can a get a Hell Yeah!! and please start smashing the liberal dummies every time you hear the "heartbeat away" proppganda. First of all, you jerkies are so stupid to make it like McCain's gonna die the second he gets in office. Holy Crap!!!! My dad's like 70 years old"

Well, McCain is a cancer "survivor" multiple times. He has been listed as having a 1 in 3 chance of surviving his first term. Those aren't odds I'm willing to bank on with Palin waiting in the wings.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 2:49 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:49 PM

I really was hoping that McCain was above this type of ad. I guess I'll vote for Paul.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:48 PM

One: Obama is half-black half-white, any charge of racism is basically an oxymoron.

Two: Sexism is being played by the McCain campaign as a dirty tactic. There has been no comments made by Obama to Palin, only to McCains policy.

Get your facts straight you s t u p i d Rethuglican.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 2:48 PM

"Actually he was NOT a FIGHTER pilot (look it up). He flew a small bomber. Much less to it."
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Well, actually, he was flying an A-4 when he got shot down. An A-4 is a fighter/Bomber, so in essence, there is much MORE to it. As a comparison, the plane he was flying is smaller than the F-14 Tomcats from the movie "Top Gun", which is also considered a fighter/bomber.

Get your facts straight. YOU look it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-4_Skyhawk

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

You can give a monkey a good speech, but at the end of the day, he's still a monkey.

And that comment was not racist, its directed at Democrats as a whole.

Obama's lipstick comment does not stand scrutiny and it should be condemned for what it is. Obamabots wake up and start holding your own candidate up to the same standard.

Posted by: Rise Against | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

"Obama and the media have tried to crucify Palin and have come away with nothing for all their efforts.

It’s the same old democratic ploy - we have nothing to offer so let’s destroy our rivals with lies, smears, and half truths and then if we don't win; let's whine incessantly for the next 8 years."

Are you CRAZY? Where are the lies? The smears?

McCain has consistently referred to the media as his base due to their treatment of him in the past.

He has introduced a candidate that no one but a handful of people know about 60 days before the election. What did you expect? People want to know more about her. If they wanted to do damage control, he should have picked her in July. But he wanted to wait to build suspense--and because he was hoping his base would let him choose Lieberman, which they didn't. Now they've sequestered her, so that of course the few words she does say in public will face scrutiny. He's made this bed. He has to lie in it.

Posted by: anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

Any analysis of Palin's interview is subjective and absolutely partisan. It takes only a couple minutes of reading these posts to prove the point. Anyone listen to Obama at the Columbia forum yesterday? He spun, deflected, and refused to answer directly so many questions that I thought I was lisening to a high school debate. It really is ridiculous to heap scorn on Palin and give Obama a pass on his sophomoric forum presentation. About that "Bush Doctrine." The Washington Post printed a piece today that unveiled at least a dozen so-called "Doctrines." Why didn't Gibson simply stte the policy and ask her what she thought? It clearly was an "I-gotcha" setup because even a seasoned politician would likely ask for a definition. And ff I had been Palin I would have answered that I have at least as much foreign policy experience as the democratic candidate for president.

Posted by: cecil | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

Hey big daddy

First of all that name is G*y talk for the "catcher". Second of all un-cling your gun for a second, because you sound like a nazi, ready to kill.
AND the battle for the white house is called the election process..idiot.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:47 PM

"What is it with you NOBAMA believers? Gov. Palin conducted herself far better than NOBAMA did on the O'Reilly interviews. Perhaps you should all watch your hero being taken apart by Bill. Oh, did I mention, NOBAMA have this wonderful, free education which obviously he can't seem to figure out how to use. Boy, can that boy talk though, doesn't ever say anything about the specifics but he sure can lay some words on us all."

That was because O'Reilly was TRYING to dismantle Obama. Gibson was very fair and forthcoming with Palin, not attacking her in any way, and she crumbled under the pressure. Even O'Reilly admitted that Obama is "a helluva good guy, strong and dedicated". Don't be mad because Palin proved how inept she truly is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM

Ok. Haven't really heard this side of the argument, yet, but if you argree with me, can a get a Hell Yeah!! and please start smashing the liberal dummies every time you hear the "heartbeat away" proppganda. First of all, you jerkies are so stupid to make it like McCain's gonna die the second he gets in office. Holy Crap!!!! My dad's like 70 years old. I hope the guy has 20 more years before I start getting worried he's gonna flatline! GEEZ!!!!!!!! If I were a senior citizen, I'd be pissed. All you 55 and 65 year olds, might as well make out your dang wills and pick out the casket. you've got 5-10 more years. Cmon, man! I plan on starting REALLY living at 65 to 70!!

But, anyhow, my main point is..... could we please stop with the "EXperience" thing? Hell of a lot of good it did for our rotten Congress and previous presidents from Bush Sr. to now. I would freakin WELCOME a strong, confident, every day Joe (or Josephine) to be president. Maybe we need someone who's not already jaded and dirty. Would it really be that bad to get someone in there who is tough, moral, and American to the core? PALIN??

Obama is not experienced, AND he's a racist mulatto. He's not black. He's half black, half white. He's not black. He's half black, half white. I don't hold that against him, or anyone, but why are we calling hijm black? What, his white doesn't count? It was the same with Halle Barry. I'm so sick of the race card. Are we voting for race, sex, or a person.

And besides (and then I'll end this forum cause I have a life and wife waiting at home for me) has anyone picked up on the fact that Obama is RUNNING against PALIN??!! HAHAHA I mean, the guy is running for Pres against the other parties VP. When in the world has that ever happened? Obama and his racist bigoted wife stink, Congress stinks, McCain kinda stinks, but less than OBama stinkyboy, Biden reeks, Bush stinks but thinks he smells good, and Palin still smells pretty good, but she'd better be careful this whole VP thing doesn't make her stink like Limberger and the rest of the idiots dictating to us from the Peoples Reublic of Washington DC.

Posted by: stpete78 | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM

Conservatives calling liberals sexist?

We can already see the change Obama is bringing in action. From Republican's choosing a female VP to conservatives actually admitting the existence and sexism.

As far as falsely accusing Obama or Biden of sexism, I don't think McCain camp is doing it as political spin. The real reason is that republicans simply don't know the meaning of the word "sexism", since they just started acknowledging its relevence in our society a few months ago.

Whats next? Republican's admitting racism is still a problem in America? Maybe calling for the need of more civil liberties?

gObama, keep hitting them, they have nowhere to go but left.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM

Why not accept McCain's town-hall challenges and get to the root of this instead of hiding behind teleprompters, staffers, network media, bloggers and pundits?

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McCain's town hall challenges (10! of them) would have kept Obama off the campaign trail, which is where he believes he needs to be in order to reach the right audience. They have both proposed debate formats that the other has rejected. It's not because they're afraid of getting up to speak, it's because they both want to pick a format that gives them a strategic advantage.

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM

This is actually a pretty compelling discussion if you just skip over the ones they make a bunch of links or that have posted the same thing 50 times or anyone who uses all caps.

Go, digital public forum, go!

Posted by: Alan | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM

Enter the new Democratic party, a sexist and racist institution.

You can thank Obama for bringing about that CHANGE.

I think I'll go for MCCAIN AND PALIN FOR POSITIVE CHANGE.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:45 PM

I am a republican for Obama, Palin is too scary!

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:45 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:45 PM

election time
if you are candidate
if you want to say some thing
if they understood wrong way
if you say again,i mean this
if they ignore
so do not be child infront of baby
you can think twice
what obama said
even obama has two doughter
he knows they will use always lipstick
even obama mom used lipstick too
his sweet heart,his wife also useing lipstick too
as a educated person
how come obama can say wrong way about lipstick
do not make issue
that is non issue
issue is economy
farid khan

Posted by: farid khan | September 12, 2008 2:44 PM

disrespect? you have got to be kidding- aside form the swiftboating and lies they are shamelessly putting out, did you hear Palin's speech? the smugness, mockery and sarcasm was unbelievable and far more disrespectful.

even if Obama did actually intend to smear with the lipstick, he is allowed a single shot after what he has taken...

as a woman myself, I can feel free to say there is nothing sexist in adding Pig to her other self-inflicted unpleasant animal nicknames, Barracuda and Pitbull, it's not that different.

here's a nice compilation illustrating Palin's Repulblican brand of "respect"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEQOxcsLL8

“I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a `community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities" ...


Posted by: karlamanzur | September 12, 2008 2:44 PM

" You might look us up. WE DON'T TRUST YOU, AND YOU KNOW WHY"

Actually that is interesting. A guy I know wrote something bad about the Associated Press and McCain, and the next day he received an email from the AP (which was CCed to his boss) at his work threatening him to either take down the post or they would sue. Now, this guy not only DIDN'T write it at work, he didn't reference his job at all. The AP attacked his livelihood because of something that, although was completely true, was "slanderous". Scary times.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 2:44 PM

All that abstinence only stuff is making conservatives real testy!

Advice, go out and have some sex, relax, and stop calling people sexist for attacking a female on issues unrelated to gender.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:44 PM

Fernando

Please don't compare Mexico with the U.S. again. There is no comaparison, we like your food, drink, women and cheap labor. That is all.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 2:44 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:43 PM

What is it with you NOBAMA believers? Gov. Palin conducted herself far better than NOBAMA did on the O'Reilly interviews. Perhaps you should all watch your hero being taken apart by Bill. Oh, did I mention, NOBAMA have this wonderful, free education which obviously he can't seem to figure out how to use. Boy, can that boy talk though, doesn't ever say anything about the specifics but he sure can lay some words on us all.

Posted by: w | September 12, 2008 2:42 PM

It is truly frightening how Obama is more worried about the qualifications of the opposing party's VP candidate than he is about actually outlining a detailed plan for the country and what he stands for?!?! Why not accept McCain's town-hall challenges and get to the root of this instead of hiding behind teleprompters, staffers, network media, bloggers and pundits?

Posted by: JeffM | September 12, 2008 2:42 PM

Have you guys stopped to think that another reason McCain "picked" Palin is because it would create the stir that it has? Has it occured to you that all of this focus and attention on Sarah Palin is exactly what the Republican strategists want? While everyone is stumbling around with Palin Fever, arguing, criticizing, and in general, getting all worked up about her, her record, what she says, etc, that it also keeps the negative focus off of the #1 on the ticket so that he can campaign relatively unfettered, above the fray that is happening below him?

With the office of Leader of the Free World up for grabs, do you really think that the McCain campaign is as dumb as all of you dumb Americans seem to think it is? Keep thinking.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 12, 2008 2:42 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:42 PM

Hey liberals:

Lets have a battle and see who wins the White House...!

Lets do it the old fashioned way! THE BEST MEN & WOMEN WIN!

YOU KNOW YOU WOULD LOSE THAT IS WHY YOU FLOOD THE INTERNET WITH YOUR BULL SH!T...!

THAT IS IF YOU CAN DROP THE SHRUB YOU ARE HUMPPING AND PICK UP A WEAPON... OH! THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE AGAINST THE MILITARY.... COWARDS!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:41 PM

Actually he was NOT a FIGHTER pilot (look it up). He flew a small bomber. Much less to it.

Posted by: Tom Sanders | September 12, 2008 2:39 PM

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Man, this is starting to make me feel like a McCain supporter, but this isn't right either. In Vietnam, I would have much preferred to be a fighter pilot than a bomber. Just think about it for a minute, and you'll probably agree.

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:41 PM

People ware up, what Oabama is trying to do is buy the votes from the American people by stating that he will give Education, Health Care, etc.
There is nothing that he can give, he has nothing, the goverment money is yours and mine. That is how arrogant, egomaniac he is, and trust me I come from Mexico a third world country, and its the same retoric from Mexican politicians.
The US will become a third wold nation if its decide to go the Obama way.

Trust me, these types of politicians will ruin the US. I have lived this.

Posted by: Fernando | September 12, 2008 2:41 PM

Are we supposed to vote for McCain because he chose a woman to be his VP? Are we supposed vote for McCain because he was a POW? Are we supposed to vote for McCain because Obama is a "fading star"? Are we supposed to vote for McCain because he painted his running mate as a victim?

Should we be voting for any of these reasons?

Or should we be voting because of what the candidate will do for the economy, national security, foreign policy, health care, energy, education, etc?

I think its the latter -- and Obama is the only candidate talking about those issues, while McCain-Palin talk about "lipstick", "hockey moms" vs "pit bulls", etc

Posted by: nonsumdignus | September 12, 2008 2:41 PM

I will go out on a limb and say that Obama WAS talking about Palin when he made the pig comment.At least he started to... His body language indicated that he was going to say something unconsioulsy that his consious being realized half-way thru the sentence, as he put his hand on his forehead.He knew how it wa going to be taken, but had no choice but to continue. Now that being said let me ask you this:
Just because you can see Russia from your state.. are you qualified to handle foreign policy?
just because you ran a national guard of a few hundred could you help the commander in chief to do his job?
Are you running for VP or president?
Is your son going to war qualification enough to handle an army?
If old Gibson can make you nervous how will you handle yourself in front of those from other countries that tell you to your face they don't like you?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

This is for Laura,

You spent a whole paragraph talking about how inept, irrelevent, and formulaic McCain's pick of Palin was... and then, "McCain is nothing without Palin". How can a man with the most experience of any candidate running be made "nothing" by such an inexperienced VP who by your argument is unqualified? Your argument is FULL of holes and hypocrisy.

How do you make this argument when your guy Obama has even less experience as proven by his many gaffes which have been conveniently glossed over by the media?

I think Sarah Palin has done wonders in the short time she has been a Governor, proof enough that she will be fine. The fact that (perhaps justifiably) McCain is "nothing" without her only magnifies her qualities as a leader.

As for McCain hijacking Obama's message for change, I suspect it is to highlight the fact that he is nothing more than a formula. Anybody can make pie in the sky arguments for change. I will take the two that have an actual record for doing it over someone who has no record.

The American people ARE NOT Stupid and recognize someone who is doing the job they were hired to do... and not just making empty promises. She is more like small town americans than anyone else who has come down the pike for a long time... GO SARAH!!!

Posted by: am like Sarah | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

"OBAMIDEN cannot withstand any scrutiny "

Actually, Obama has been handling the "scrutiny" that has been placed upon him ever since he stated that he was running for the POTUS. He has handled it quite well, without reverting to name calling and fabricating lies. McCain and Palin? Well they can't handle being questioned fairly, since they don't have the answers. So what do they do? They attack the media for asking the questions that matter to this country for being "biased". And your type just fall for the spin every single time. All I can say is, following little bo peep may end you in the slaughterhouse.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

McCain was bombing innocent civilians over hanoi, maybe youw ere asleep during taht or weren't born.

He flew 22 but was shot down and captured on his 3rd? MAkes sense to you perhaps.

Was it the 5th or 6th jet he crashed, flyboy?

Is it true he only got into Annapolis due to his connections? Was a self-admitted thug in school nearly graduating last in his class?

And that he was only flying in Nam due to his dad's fenagling?

Oh, nice to hear. Glad you support this vet when you no doubt trashed Kerry last time

You epublicans are beyond fraudulent. Why not campaign on issues and stop trying to block legitimate voters?

Why do you lie all teh time? We will just end up with another disastrous criminal administration, one that looks like it will make Bush seem intellectual, a pacifist and reasonable.

I think why many of us write "Anonymous" is we area fraid of the more dangerous lunatics amongst you right wing fruitcakes. You might look us up. WE DON'T TRUST YOU, AND YOU KNOW WHY

Posted by: Mr. Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Funny how much scrutiny and how concerned dems are about Palin while letting through a guy with zero experience or achievements in his life other than giving a ok speech and talking about socialist utopia.

Posted by: Charlie | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Bush-McPalin have lost their minds.....I saw the first part of her interview and this woman is empty....

Her trooper-gate, bridge to nowhere, flip-flop on earmarks and reform, her views on: global warming, drilling, equal rights for gays and lesbians, foreign policy and how god plays a role etc.....

This woman is not hillary clinton
www.sarahpalinisnthillaryclinton.com

Posted by: Oregon4Obama | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

A fairer headline would have been:

McCain Distorts Facts to Paint Obama as Disrepectful.

Posted by: JT | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

What a ridiculously biased article. Kurtz should be fired. Mr. Kurtz, I'm sure you can find some work at a gossip column.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Conservatives calling liberals sexist?

We can already see the change Obama is bringing in action. From Republican's choosing a female VP to conservatives actually admitting the existence and sexism.

As far as falsely accusing Obama or Biden of sexism, I don't think McCain camp is doing it as political spin. The real reason is that republicans simply don't know the meaning of the word "sexism", since they just started acknowledging its relevence in our society a few months ago.

Whats next? Republican's admitting racism is still a problem in America? Maybe calling for the need of more civil liberties?

gObama, keep hitting them, they have nowhere to go but left.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:39 PM

Just because he is a Vet and POW does not earn him special treatment versus the rest of us. Respect? Yes. Special treatment? No.

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Right on. He doesn't deserve your vote for it, just the respect. Everybody needs to try to stay American about this whole election thing. Once we start slinging mud at our veterans because they were shot down in the line of duty, there's just not much dignity left to salvage on November 5th.

Incidentally, McCain's not very strong on dignity and respect right now himself. His campaign has become embarrassing lately, and accusing Obama of being disrespectful should get him a disappointed head shake from anybody who's paying attention.

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:39 PM

Actually he was NOT a FIGHTER pilot (look it up). He flew a small bomber. Much less to it.

Posted by: Tom Sanders | September 12, 2008 2:39 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:39 PM

tojoley, naked this, naked that, naked whatever...you got s e x on the brain or what?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:38 PM

McCain is a lying piece of s h i t that only deserves an eternity in hell.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 2:38 PM

ATTENTION:

All booger eating socialists, your mom is calling you upstairs to get ready for dinner.

Posted by: big g | September 12, 2008 2:38 PM

Yes. Do it, or else I'll Internet Punch you.

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Fair enough. Yes, he's a decorated war veteran and fighting for our country is something to respect, just as respectable as any other profession.

The comment threads get me foaming at the mouth a bit. I can't intake all this political vitriol without spitting a little of it out in turn.

I'm also not a huge fan of the cult of military adoration that is in vogue currently. I know a lot of people in the military, relatives and friends, and none of them rank among the most honorable or self-sacrificing people I know.

Honor veterans - fine. But also honor the millions of people in this country who don't give their lives, but dedicate their lives to others. You can have both without diminishing either.

Posted by: Alan | September 12, 2008 2:37 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:37 PM

StPete78 is Right !!!! the double standard is SO thick - thicker than ever - the media is not even pretending to be neutral anymore - OBAMIDEN cannot withstand any scrutiny - obama has virtually no experience (hillary warned you) and zero evidence of EVER making a tough stand (except on a war vote that he didn't have to make and WOW he said he would have voted no while his running mate voted yes - and then ran off somewhere to vote "present" on something that didn't even matter) - obama promised new politics and less partisanship but ran negative at clinton and mccain and picked an EXTREMELY partisan running mate OBAMA IS THE ONE NOW MAKING A MOCKERY OF CAMPAIGN FINANCING - yet to hear the media speak (like the Post), you can HEAR THEM CHANTING HOW GREAT THE EMPEROR'S CLOTHES LOOK - AND NOW THAT SARAH PALIN HAS POINTED OUT THE EMPEROR IS NAKED, THEY ATTACK HER INSTEAD OF THE NAKED ONE - we will keep saying that OBAMA is the naked one - because we are right - and you can't shut us up no matter how much you would like to - the country will see obama's nakedness and it is certainly fair game

Posted by: tojoley | September 12, 2008 2:36 PM

She doesn't understand the economy; she doesn't understand the Bush Doctrine; she doesn't understand that the Iraq war is a task from Bush. What exactly does she understand that qualifies her to be in the White House?

Posted by: ziadora | September 12, 2008 2:35 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:35 PM

"John McCain is a sell-out and exposed he is just a typical Republican politician by picking Palin. He picked her to appease his base, poach Hillary votes and stoke a class divide." -- Laura
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Yes - that is correct, but when has winning an election ever been about actually doing or wanting what's right for the country? Not even Saint Bill Clinton is immune from that. The candidates do everything they can to win. From a strategic standpoint, McCain's choice of Palin was brilliant. It shook everything up and it put him back in contention in a race that he was losing to a very charismatic, eloquent speaker. When you get right down to it, Obama isn't nearly as qualified for the post as McCain, and that's not really an opinion. However, the PERCEPTION is that he can get things done where others have failed, and that perception is mostly based on his strong personal appeal and has nothing to do with any real qualifications.

Laura - your posts are too long, and I couldn't get past the beginning of it before I quit out of boredom. Keep it short and sweet, make your point, and I'll read everything you have to say.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 12, 2008 2:34 PM

Bill P.

Your comments about bombinh Hanoi, Korea, Iran show that you are a sick, disrespectful, SOB.

Is it just me, or are there Democrat trolls waiting for a chance to flood the commentary? I mean, how in the heck do you come up with a freaking doctoral dissertation on a news article, links and all?

Posted by: stpete78 | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

Even if you were for McCain before he chose Palin, please, stop and think about the judgement of a man who is highly likely to be ill and possibly die in office, to pick a next-in-line like Palin. It is the most selfish and irresponsible act I can imagine -- unless McCain really believes he is so necessary to America's future that any means necessary to get elected are OK, even picking an unqualified candidate that is being used to turn the campaign into an Entertainment Tonight Special. It's sickening -- but, she performed horribly on the interview with Charles Gibson and hopefully that is the beginning of her end. I hope and pray that, this time, the American people will not let the Republicans just squeak by and get in the White House for four more years. I want the middle class to be strong and vibrant again.

Posted by: I Vey | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

"That doesn't mean vote for him, but he deserves more respect than this."

I gladly respect what McCain has done for this country in the past. But that is also the past. Just because he is a Vet and POW does not earn him special treatment versus the rest of us. Respect? Yes. Special treatment? No. You don't get to hide behind your military service whenever something comes along that challenges you. You face it head on. The old McCain was that way. He wasn't afraid to take the fight to someone else. But he fought with some sort of honor. Now it's like he's trying to beat up a quadropolegic (sp >.

Posted by: Xander | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

The Republicans are being serious and grim again: "Respect your elders or you shall burn in hell!"

Posted by: Steve | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

The lies and misrepresentations by the McCain/Palin camp and the degree of pure mean-spiritedness have gone to the level of the 2000 Bush campaign that smeared Senator McCain himself and caused him to leave the race. Some report that this shows he has spunk, but that kind of talk is serving all of us citizens in the poorest way possible. We need issues and policies talked about.
Senator McCain, after decades in Congress, is not anywhere the same person he used to be. He is a sad, cynical and out-of-touch man with the mantra, "I want to be president, I want to be president". He doesn't care about this country at all. He doesn't care about us.

Posted by: lucy2008 | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

Mccain may have been a fighter pilot but that was when he wasnt senile and now can only think as forcefully as he can wave a flag. Id rather have a younger person than someone shot down, broken after torture and now thinks he deserves the presidency more because of that.

Posted by: i use email | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

Gov. Palin looks more like a Tina Fey impersonator. McCain’s wife looks like an Amy Poler look-alike. Are they running a campaign, or are they on the road promoting the "Baby Mama" DVD release with their former SNL guest host (aired on October 12, 2002, with musical guest, The White Stripes), John McCain? Damn celebrities and their yacht parties with the lovely Ann Hathaway and her then boy friend Raffaello Follieri. Dear John, what were you doing on a yacht with a criminal and a starlet?

Posted by: st. gutfree | September 12, 2008 2:33 PM

23rd

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:32 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:32 PM

Gee- let's see:
McCain is a thug.
... liar.
.... no honor.

Yep, absolutely. Cogent arguments like that cut me to the quick. Just like Kurtz the Wise, who says the McCain camp is 'painting' Obama. So, the ad is factually reciting authorized public statements of people who work for the Obama campaign, but it's a foul? Isn't McCain's camp supposed to be making McCain ads? The WaPo and Kurtz the Wise are the Obama apologists, and very busy they are, I might 'ad'. Yeah, I'll switch sides on the strength of that logic.

Oh, and need4trth- "i before e, except after c". Otherwise, that was the most tedious set of arguments I ever waded halfway through. Brevity is the root of wit, you know.

Posted by: FlyDiesel | September 12, 2008 2:32 PM

Give him the credit he deserves.

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Posted by: Alan | September 12, 2008 2:30 PM

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Yes. Do it, or else I'll Internet Punch you.

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:31 PM

Anonymous:

I love how you sissy democrat campaign operatives cruise the blogs... and go by Anonymous!

McCain flew 22 "sorties" before being shot down on his 3rd. Whilst flying the most dangerous and deadly of missions... directly over Hanoi you Effing RETARD! YOU know nothing of military operations... that is why the VAST MAJORITY of military personel are REPUBLICAN!

Only people who are completely lacking in intelligence are liberals... if you have any sort of common understanding and knowledge you would be a conservative!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:31 PM

I am a Repeatican/Rethuglican (whichever you fancy as I know you liberals love the freedom of choice) that will do anything to jam my head even further up McCains a s s to further support our partys agenda to distort and outright lie about anything or anyone that crosses our message of deception. We claim change, now that Obama has made this the centerpiece of his campaign and it is truly what people of America want, but what we will give you is 4 more years of the same foriegn policy, the same economy, the same tax breaks for the rich and give all the decent jobs to the illegal immigrants that work for pennies on the dollar . Vote decaying old man of yore and hard rightwing woman hand picked to match Obamas luster 08!

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 2:30 PM

"Biden would never have called a male VP "good looking".

Huh? You can't imagine Biden making a joking reference that Edwards is better looking than he is? This is ridiculous. Pretty much everyone is better looking than Joe Biden.

Posted by: anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:30 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:30 PM

The ravenous force of envy is not to be seen in Obama's campaign but clearly the engine behind desperate fearful Republicans.
Their hubris unmasked by themselves.
Brilliant!

Posted by: ad-wise | September 12, 2008 2:30 PM

Give him the credit he deserves.

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Posted by: Alan | September 12, 2008 2:30 PM

He got shot down! He did his job poorly and that makes him a hero? Give me a break. Prison camp - boo hoo. Next time fly better Maverick.

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Eh.. I've seen people say this a few times, and it is kind of irritating. I don't like John McCain's policies in '08, but to argue that he was a bad pilot because he got shot down is like arguing you're a bad soldier if you get shot. It's not like he was flying packages for FedEx in Vietnam. Lots of people were shooting at him. The man really is a decorated war veteran. Give him the credit he deserves.

That doesn't mean vote for him, but he deserves more respect than this.

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:28 PM

In the big picture, who gives a rip about all the tiny details of Palin. This is about Obama and McCain and this utterly sleazy ad from the McCain/Rove camp is more proof that when you have no respectful record to stand on, you Swiftboat the opponent. They talk about "celebrity" after the have trotted out and orchestrated Palin's every move with the public and press? Pathetic. Almost as pathetic as her pat, rehearsed and often ill-informed answers to ABC's Gibson interview.

Posted by: tdub | September 12, 2008 2:28 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:28 PM

There is nothing left to respect McCain, you've lowered your very own standards and are now in lock step with Bush. You have lied to make your case, smeared like Bush to make your case and now you want respect? sorry John, dirt bags and liars don't get respect, we thought you knew that, once..

Posted by: Democrats 08 | September 12, 2008 2:27 PM

"Oh really? Please, give us specific examples and cite your proof. Considering that the media is speculating at best (and it breaks in both directions, depending on point of view) I seriously doubt if you actually know anything more than the tripe you have been spoon fed by the media outlets you choose to pay attention to."

Both she and McCain have been laying claim to the fact that she "never tried to obtain earmarks". And yet, it has been proven that she has asked for over $200 million in earmarks this year alone. It's one thing to try to defend someone, it's another to be blind to their obvious faults. She and McCain lie. It's been proven time and time again. They get called on the lie, and yet they keep repeating it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:27 PM

Even Britain and Europe know Obama is the better candidate. The only people who don’t get it are the brainwashed right-wing puppets or small town folk who think that just because someone has a speech draw and likes to fish that somehow makes politicans like them or the best candidate to run the government. I like Clint Eastwood too, that doesn’t mean he should run the country. Are we really this foolish?

When conservatives call liberals elitists I take it as a complement. What they are really saying is conservatives are low class, ignorant, uncultured, backward-thinking sheep. So this “elitist” says go “F” yourself and your small-minded 50 year dated mentality.

Posted by: sue | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM

Hey, remember people, this is Obama v. McCain, not Obama v. Palin. Let her jabber and jabber...Need more be said than she expressed the opinion that the U.S. should go to war with Russia over Georgia and the Ukraine? I doubt whether she was particularly concerned with the Cold War during her days transferring from college to college. Does she remember the drills we all had to go through during elementary school? No she wasn't even alive. She wasn't around during the Cuban missile crisis (no, neither was Obama) or she wouldn't be so flip about going to war with another nuclear power.
She'll talk herself into oblivion given time and there's more than enough time before the election.
Concentrate on Obama v. McCain. Obama, a man who is thoughtful enough to gather around him those who can give him the knowledge he requires against McCain, a guy who is just another four years of Bush (Sorry, I can't be more creative. Facts are facts..another four years of Republican ideology).

Posted by: Ken | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM

Obama is a little man with big talk like an empty vessel this is best way to handle him. Thanks Hillary for showing the way

Posted by: MRN744 | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM

WHY DON'T THE LEMMINGS ADMIT IT - Obama and the media have tried to crucify Palin and have come away with nothing for all their efforts.

It’s the same old democratic ploy - we have nothing to offer so let’s destroy our rivals with lies, smears, and half truths and then if we don't win; let's whine incessantly for the next 8 years.

I know the left is about as lazy as a person can get but take a read at what Mark Penn has to say about how the media has treated Palin. Again, since most of you are completly uninformed - Mark Penn was the chief campaign strategist to both Bill and Hillary Clinton

CBSNews.com: Your former colleague Howard Wolfson argued that you all unintentionally paved the way for Palin by exposing some of the unfair media coverage that Hillary Clinton received. And, therefore, a lot of the media may now be treating Sarah Palin with kid gloves. Do you agree with that?

Mark Penn: Well, no, I think the people themselves saw unfair media coverage of Senator Clinton. I think if you go back, the polls reflected very clearly what "Saturday Night Live" crystallized in one of their mock debates about what was happening with the press.

I think here the media is on very dangerous ground. I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Governor Palin ever filed, if they don't do that for all four of the candidates, they're on very dangerous ground. I think the media so far has been the biggest loser in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems.

And I think that that's a real problem growing out of this election. The media now, all of the media — not just Fox News, that was perceived as highly partisan — but all of the media is now being viewed as partisan in one way or another. And that is an unfortunate development.

CBSNews.com: So you think the media is being uniquely tough on Palin now?

Mark Penn: Well, I think that the media is doing the kinds of stories on Palin that they're not doing on the other candidates. And that's going to subject them to people concluding that they're giving her a tougher time.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM

jodi, if you know anything about politics, you must know that electing McCain in 2008 will not help Hillary at all. Clinton herself is keenly aware of this.

And the idea that you are going to "show" Obama by voting for McCain? Well, this is what a lot of liberals did in 2000 when they voted for Nader. Oh yeah, that really stuck it to Gore--rather than the rest of the American people.

Posted by: ethel08 | September 12, 2008 2:26 PM

I dislike false rumors as much as anyone, but can a member of the press please confirm why Sara Palin is not at least 7 months pregnant in this public Governors photo taken with President Bush in February 2008? Her baby was supposedly born on April 18, 2008.

http://www.subnet.nga.org/centennial/2008Meeting.htm from Feb, 2008 (click text link "View Larger Photo")

This photo is from March 14th 2008, where she clearly is not 7 months pregnant:

http://www.daylife.com/photo/0fcQ5EM7gafd9

Finally, she is also on the cover of December issue of Vogue which was taken December 12, 2007. She should have been 4-5 months preganant. Clearly shes not.

Reportedly, her water broke the day before or hours before she gave birth in Texas and flew 8 hour to Alaska in labor? Would a doctor/the airline allow this?

Why did she supposedly announce she was pregnant after 7 months?

There are claims she didn't look pregnant from public video interviews about the annoucement.

Why is there no evidence supporting this?

Something isn't adding up?

Posted by: Dana | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Obama is desperate. Biden would never have called a male VP "good looking". Obama surrogates have been all over the airwaves calling into question her judgement as a mother, her experience when Obama has less, and flat out calling her a liar. Obama is the liar. Mr "do nothing" Chicago politician who hasn't reofrmed one thing, had one major accomplishemt and has less foreign policy experience than Palin wants to be President??? He lacks character as seen in his attendance of an anti-american, racist church for 20 years, he's called by his own people "arrogant". And he played the race card to get this far. His dismissal of Hillary and treament of her did it for me. I'm a Hillary supporter voting republican for the first time ever.

Who would have thought it would be the repulicans who would break the glass ceiling with the first female VP!!

Posted by: Dem in Fla | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Hello "McCain = Bush's third term" if your scared with Palin you should be horrified with Obama as he has less governing experience than she does. Actually he has none -- zero -- nada!

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Never forget:

democrat = liberal = socialist =
anti-capitalist = weak = quazi-communist = cowards = hippy = shrub humper = low IQ = losers

Just like 2000 and '04 ... liberal democrats will fail and fade away....

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Amen to that Muad'dib,At the end of the day both the left and the right are going to do and say everything in their power to win. For those who defend their candidate choice so fiercely, I hope you are aware that the person you support is probably lying to you about 40% of the time.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about. (John Stewart The Daily Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

I dislike false rumors as much as anyone, but can a member of the press please confirm why Sara Palin is not at least 7 months pregnant in this public Governors photo taken with President Bush in February 2008? Her baby was supposedly born on April 18, 2008.

http://www.subnet.nga.org/centennial/2008Meeting.htm from Feb, 2008 (click text link "View Larger Photo")

This photo is from March 14th 2008, where she clearly is not 7 months pregnant:

http://www.daylife.com/photo/0fcQ5EM7gafd9

Finally, she is also on the cover of December issue of Vogue which was taken December 12, 2007. She should have been 4-5 months preganant. Clearly shes not.

Reportedly, her water broke the day before or hours before she gave birth in Texas and flew 8 hour to Alaska in labor? Would a doctor/the airline allow this?

Why did she supposedly announce she was pregnant after 7 months?

There are claims she didn't look pregnant from public video interviews about the annoucement.

Why is there no evidence supporting this?

Something isn't adding up?

Posted by: Dana | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

HE WAS A FIGHTER PILOT you moron! Not only does that mean you need excellent technical ablities but you need "jungle cat" reflexes and coordination!

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Were those the "jungle cat" reflexes that got him shot down and imprisoned? Maybe if he was a better pilot, he wouldn't have a political career at all.

He got shot down! He did his job poorly and that makes him a hero? Give me a break. Prison camp - boo hoo. Next time fly better Maverick.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:24 PM

All polictical writers should be required to farily disclose their political affiliations. This would make life easier for the readers. I have noted the same story distorted in many ways by a republican writer vs. a democratic writer.

Like the stock analysts who are required to disclose their position, political writers should be required the same.

What do you think?

Posted by: xandu | September 12, 2008 2:24 PM

I agree with the majority of the posters here.

Palin is clueless as to how the world works. McCain picked her to get the women to support him. Simply because he saw it work for hillary.

How can you say you're ready for office and not be able to answer a single question about the very job you hope to obtain?

It's despicable and sadly it's working. If McCain/Palin win, I'm leaving this country.

Posted by: Ryan | September 12, 2008 2:24 PM

"The evidence on many things she has claimed is that she is lying - and repeatedly." -- vic
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Oh really? Please, give us specific examples and cite your proof. Considering that the media is speculating at best (and it breaks in both directions, depending on point of view) I seriously doubt if you actually know anything more than the tripe you have been spoon fed by the media outlets you choose to pay attention to.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 12, 2008 2:24 PM

This assertion that criticism of Palin is unfair may serve the short-term goal of McCain by protecting Palin from damage, but it also enforces an impression that Palin is not ready to play in the big leagues and needs to be protected. If she winds up as President, who is going to protect her from Putin and other world leaders?

Posted by: Steve | September 12, 2008 2:23 PM

First of all, OK. I understand people being riled up by this election, and I welcome comments by the opposition, but need4trth, what the heck?! Not only is your posting aggravatingly TYPED IN BOLD FACE AT THE wrong TIMES, it comes off as kooky. To say that you were once republican and then quote Al Franken is laughable.

But anyhow, I'm not the the most insightful person, and I truly am a once-Republican, now independent conservative (love the platform; hate the fact that the supposed leadership never delivers), BUT this piece seems like a back-handed slap instead of unbiased commentary. Geez loueez, Howard, no need to go out of your way to protect your sacrosanct Obama. Believe me, I am NOT excited by McCain, but the old guy's running a political campaign. Why do we have to pretend that people need to explain every scenario a comment was made in. The tone of your article would imply that Obama and Biden have been anything BUT disrespectful when speaking about Palin or McCain. C'mon, man, you know that's b.s. PLease don't try to pass this off as simple commentary on RNC boogieman lies and malicious ads. Everyone in America knows gloves are off on both sides, and I, for one, like it. i can trust someone who tells me to go screw myself when I'm wrong; at least I know they'renot plotting behind my back while smiling. At a minimum, the Obama messiah effect is off and the truth is out...here's an ad for both sides. "My fellow Americans, I come to you today to let you know that our racial, cultural, and religious wounds are deeper than we ever thought. Only time, money, and the media will tell which faction wins out in the long run." Change? BwwwwwaaHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: stpete78 | September 12, 2008 2:23 PM

John McCain is a sell-out and exposed he is just a typical Republican politician by picking Palin. He picked her to appease his base, poach Hillary votes and stoke a class divide. Palin wasn’t the best or most qualified, it’s because he knew she would be a draw to small town America whom they are duping (Sara Palin ain’t like you, folks).

How is this being a "maverick"? How is it ‘Country First”? How is this “I rather win a war than loose an election”? I’ll say it again, John McCain is a sell-out. Obama said it pretty accurately too - Lipstick on a pig, is still a pig.

The most important metric for picking a VP is they are ready to step in from day one. His judgment is reckless and he gambled at our expense. The mere fact Palin is being educated on foreign policy and is avoiding the press indicates she wasn’t prepared on day one. She is running for the second highest office, but can’t answer questions from the press or public? This doesn’t alarm anyone?

I lost all my respect for John McCain. He's not the hero today he was 35 years ago. McCain is nothing without Palin.

What does it say about a campaign that has to "mimic" what and whom Obama is, not to mention hijack Obamas core message of Change from day one just to poach votes? Is that all they view Obama as, a "product" a "formula", a “personality”? It makes McCain look weak and more importantly, the American people stupid if they fall for it.

Now all these puppets are willing to just get behind her without even knowing anything about her and try to convince the American public she is prepared to be VP or President? Not even uncertain objectiveness, caution, pause or question just because she has an "R" in front of her name? How can anyone make a honest, clear determination reasonably in less than 60 days?
Bravo America! We look like complete idiots once again while the world watches. I am truly embarrassed of my country. I guess all isn’t lost, at least many will have Palin’s eye glass frames while our country crumbles economically. We are such tools.

If Palin/McCain wins I'm leaving this country. I not paying for a war that should have never happened or failed Bush ploicies any more than I already have.

British Prime Minister Backs Obama
http://waugh.standard.co.uk/2008/09/brown-backs-oba.html

World wants Obama
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/09/2360240.htm?section=world


Posted by: Laura | September 12, 2008 2:23 PM

From: The Patriot

To: The Great American People


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This is what the republican party is all about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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" We can't all be George Washington's, but we all can be Patriots."

Posted by: The Patriot | September 12, 2008 2:23 PM

Certainly proves what republicans have been doing all along, Trying to say by deeds that all Americans are fools.

All of you vote for McCain if you believe it

Posted by: Anon | September 12, 2008 2:22 PM

I think that the greater population of America loses sight of who the candidates really are in the pre-election campaigns. They are not what the adds portray them to be. It's all Hollywood - they need to play a part, and they need to play it in such a way as to get the most votes to win the election. Once the election is over, THEN they get down to the business of running the nation, which of course has very little to do with the roles they played in order to win the election in the first place.

Something else to keep in mind is that the candidates who are running might not be the best people either. Again, it's about playing a role and getting someone to believe you have the right stuff is much different than actually having what it takes to lead.

As far as I know, neither McCain nor Obama have what it takes to lead, but those are the ones American's have deemed are fit due to the roles they have played up until this point.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 12, 2008 2:22 PM

Palin is Cheney in a dress.

Why do I despise Palin? Because she pretends to take the teachings of Christ to heart and yet she plays gutterball in politics. You are either lying or you are not. The evidence on many things she has claimed is that she is lying - and repeatedly.

The Republican party is doomed if they have to resort to this instead of addressing actual issues.

The most comical of all the right wing attacks on Obama are the sexist ones. What a bunch of mentally deranged people the McCain camp must have hired to make these claims! If you say any of the actual statements made by Biden or Obama about Palin you would scratch your head over the complete grasp on reality McCain and Palin must have in order to come up with these distortions.

Apparently, the best the McCain-Palin ticket can do is claim they are patriots (wrap themselves in the flag), invoke extreme interpretations of Christianity (demonizing Democrats in the nastiest way possible), and well - lie about as much as they possibly can.

Posted by: vic | September 12, 2008 2:19 PM

If I was going to vote for someone on their ability to make the 'BEST' snide comments----

(meaning the 'Palin/McCain ticket'----meaning that without Palin as the 'main' person, the McCain ticket would be 20 to 30 points down right now)---

---I would vote for Conan O'Brien instead.

If anyone/(you) is voting for the 'PALIN/McCain ticket' , even slightly, for their ability to 'put down' Obama, they (you) had better learn and look up the word 'Presidential' in the dictionary.

Posted by: Lincolnland | September 12, 2008 2:19 PM

STILL WAITING TO HEAR HOW MANY HOUSES HE OWNS.

Posted by: HOUSING CRISIS | September 12, 2008 2:19 PM

Obama used sexism and race baiting on Hillary but is limited to only sexism with Sarah, why? Because McCain has an adopted daughter that happens to be black. So the real history maker in this election will be for a woman to be elected VP and a black child to live in the White House. I can not imagine how anyone could still vote Obama after all the sexism and race baiting he did to win this nomination. Obama will not win in November and women will be much better off if it is the women's vote that causes his loss. Then and only then will the DNC stop taking women votes for granted.

If the only thing Biden can think of that differs himself from Palin is here looks then the reporter should ask Palin the same question. I bet she does not lower herself to a sexist remark as Biden did.

McCain/Palin 2008 and HILLARY 2012

Posted by: jodi | September 12, 2008 2:18 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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Posted by: George WALKER Bush-Bag | September 12, 2008 2:18 PM

ZappoDave:

There is a fundamental flaw in your argument of McCain "not knowing how to use a computer..." HE WAS A FIGHTER PILOT you moron! Not only does that mean you need excellent technical ablities but you need "jungle cat" reflexes and coordination!

I'll put that up against Barack Osama's email abilities any day!

You are a retard! Really!

Posted by: Big Daddy | September 12, 2008 2:18 PM

Isn't the constant defense of Palin by the Republicans a form of sexism?Do they feel that by constantly blaming anyone that may try to question her is justified?Do they consider her a damsel in distress?To me at the end of the day she is not a woman she is a person like anyone else who should be treated like anyone else.After all isn't that what the whole feminist movement was about?Quit being so two-faced about things.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:17 PM

Repubecans back to old tricks. Trix are for kids. They'l loose!

Posted by: oto | September 12, 2008 2:17 PM

As an older woman who has long admired strong female leaders, I take strong offense to the Republican characterization of the opposition as sexist or disrespectful. As a woman , I have always believed and practiced the idea that gender is not enough. Quality, intelligence, good judgment and genuine integrity are necessary with or without gender consideration. We are all answerable for these traits. This is a sorry state of affairs for caring citizens and for those who care about respect of gender as well as race.

Posted by: C. Warren | September 12, 2008 2:17 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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Posted by: McCain | September 12, 2008 2:16 PM

The political advertisements by the republicans appeal to the low level of intelligence that they believe the American people possess. These ads are truly insulting and avoid every issue that voters should be concentrating on-the wars, an econmony in the tank, and the myriad other problems we have. McCain says he wants to take the high-road as he travels the low-road. But, we have to remember this worked in 2004 along with the other Rove tactics. It is not inconceivable that this could happen again.

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Posted by: Scott | September 12, 2008 2:15 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

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Posted by: sCOTT | September 12, 2008 2:14 PM

Shame on John McCain. He used to give straight talk. Now he wants to be President so badly that he is employing Karl Rove tactics, where deception and perception rule--not honest, straightforward information. Sad, really. He actually had some potential. But if you lie your way into anything just to get there, the lies follow you. That's really how it works for all of us.

Posted by: Bob Keteyian | September 12, 2008 2:14 PM

Howard Kurtz - you are an idiot! ..... We know which direction you lean, but it must be because you are drunk!

Posted by: timturpin | September 12, 2008 2:13 PM

If only the media had grinded McCain about his utter lack of morals, McCain wouldn't be here today.

Instead, the media gave McCain a pass because he's old.

And he's running for Pres.

Scary.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:13 PM

McCain 08.

Clinton 2012.

No-bama.

Posted by: Clinton 2012 | September 12, 2008 2:13 PM

never forget Obama=socialist. or if you prefer Obama=Castro.

Posted by: sam | September 12, 2008 2:12 PM

McCain/Palin = The Dishonest Express

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:11 PM

Typical Rove politics: Propaganda!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:11 PM

I guess McCain must be frustrated that he can't bomb Hanoi, Iran, or North Korea. So, he's taking it out his anger issues on the media and Obama.

This is just what the US needs right now: a lying, contentious, rigid, old sleeze bag who spends his time lecturing the public about his honor and service, while desparaging any one elses.

Posted by: Bill P. | September 12, 2008 2:11 PM

quoting William F. Buckley
to push your liberal cause?
how stupid do think
americans are?
''Compassion can not come from a
position of supiority'''
Dali Lama
NoBama08!

Posted by: usa3 | September 12, 2008 2:11 PM

lol!! Palin is a bigger joke than the Raiders!

THIS VIDEO DISPLAY WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS ALL ABOUT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxs6_3TfPE

Posted by: Gov. Palin | September 12, 2008 2:11 PM

If only the media had grinded Obama about his utter lack of experience, Obama wouldn't be here today.

Instead, the media gave Obama a pass because he's black.

And he's running for Pres.

Scary.

Posted by: Charlie is an idiot | September 12, 2008 2:10 PM

Get ready for the *ultimate* desperation move: the return of Hillary Clinton, as Bama's VP (bye, bye boring Biden).

Posted by: Hal | September 12, 2008 2:10 PM


We won't forget!

Republican = Extremist

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:09 PM

need4trth: please- SHUT UP!!!!Your post is too long. I'll bet you knew what the "Bush Doctrine"is, didn't you? NOT!

Posted by: phil | September 12, 2008 2:07 PM

Only a man would see Biden's kneejerk sexualization of Palin as a harmless "joke."

There are a multitude of ways to distinguish himself from Palin, but, typically, he zeroed in on looks because that's where men immediately go when a powerful woman threatens them.

Biden is an old fart anachronism whose tactics have become pathetically obsolete. Clearly, Mr. Kurtz was cut from the same cloth.

Posted by: Dems | September 12, 2008 2:07 PM


Never forget:

LIBERAL=SEXIST

Posted by: julia | September 12, 2008 2:06 PM

The world will not respect
america, for having a
highly educated man
with no character.
citizen of the world?
puppet of the left!
Nobama08!

Posted by: usa3 | September 12, 2008 2:06 PM

Schmit and Rove campaign ads scare everyone because they are branding the Media as “Piranhas!”, Democrats are “Wolves” and talented Artists are just lite “Celebrities” without talent and their voice doesn't count. Schmidt and Rove have branded Palin as their Barracuda and Pit Bull.

Now Schmit and Rove are attempting to play the victim when ever the Democrat's response or the mainstream media asking the questions that are on the minds of the voters.

This will be the election that will be studied by historians. How did they do it? They took out everyone with negative ads and then created their own celebrity who is running on a open playing field now. Barracuda and Pit Bull running down field carrying the football. Can a goldfish stop them. I'm checking out a video - Trained Goldfish Performs Amazing Tricks!!. Can all talking dogs stop them? I look at the video -Talking Dogs. This election may decided by a gold fish and all talking dogs taking on Schmidt and Rove's Barracuda and Pit Bull. I have faith in the gold fish who says “No worries Team. Everything is going to be all right!” Our Goldfish runs onto the playing field to take on Schmidt and Rove's Barracuda. A determined mutt joins our gold fish to take on Schmidt and Rove's Pit Bull.

Democrats and Obamacans's courting all Republican and Independent Voters!

Obama’s message rings of a “Beautiful day coming to America” which is similar to Reagan’s “Its morning in america again”

Beautiful day coming to America

U2 - beautiful day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omFdpnSu57U

Obamacan's - “The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.”
William F. Buckley, Jr. quote

The real change team for the last 19 months
Change we can believe in.

Vote Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Cooday | September 12, 2008 2:05 PM

Where is obama's new politics?
This has completely stripped
the media of it's fascade
of unbiased reporting.
McMain/Palin08!

Posted by: usa3 | September 12, 2008 2:04 PM

McCain:

"Listen, mayors have the toughest job, I think, in America. It's easy for me to go to Washington and, frankly, be somewhat divorced from the day-to-day challenges people have."


Finally! Some frank and honest straight talk from the guy (McCain) who doesn't know how to use computers, owns eight homes, thinks "middle class" is anything under $5 million, thinks people suffering economically are whiners, and -- yes -- thinks that being the mayor of a town with 6,000 residents is somehow qualified to run the United States of America.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: ZappoDave | September 12, 2008 2:03 PM

How about this papaer does some freaking news stories and not their crappy news spin.

Posted by: Ivan | September 12, 2008 2:01 PM

ziadora:

"Thanks, but no thanks" -- I'll be voting for McCain instead.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 2:00 PM

I'm 72 years old. I've had cancer 4 times. I don't know how to use a computer. I left my disabled, first wife for Cindy. I selected Sarah Palin for you. I believe in scare tactics, ridicule, and lies. Please vote for me.

Posted by: ziadora | September 12, 2008 1:54 PM

John McCain, if he ever did have any honor, has completely adjusted himself comfortably into a DISHONORABLE MODE OF DECIET.

I have completely lost any respect that I once as a registered Republican (one of the many decieved) had for him.

This thing with Sarah Palin and the lack of the Press REALLY PINNING JOHN McCain and Sarah Palin down and holding them accountable for these..., there's no other PHRASE that describes it more accurately than a quote from the book by Al Franken, " LIES, and the LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM."

The RNC IS RUNNING WITH THIS LIE LIKE BATS FLYING OUT OF HELL. They remain UNCHALLENGED BY THE PRESS CORP. Even in the Presidential FORUM LAST NIGHT IT WAS HARDLY TOUCHED. The press and the CORPORATE MEDIA continue to Laud the so-called honor of John McCain while his action are anything but HONORABLE. The RNC and senator john mccain and Governor Sarah palign are running a POISONOUS, HITLER/STALIN PRPAGANDA CAMPAIGN.

IT IS NOTHING LESS THAN THIS. Yet, McCain walks about as though he is divorced from his actions. Where is the fulfillment of our AMERICAN MEDIAS CIVIC DUTY to challenge things and politics which are UNAMERICAN and CORRUPT?

The RNC and Mccain camp ARE ENGAGED IN OUTRIGHT HITLER LIKE PROPAGANDA. This is an ASSAULT ON OUR AMERICAN CONSCEINCE AND INTELLIGENCE.

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF FACTS FROM FACTCHECK.ORG AND POLITIFACT.COM

The McCain camp has put out a Web ad painting Obama as “ready to smear.”

McCain ad, “Lipstick”

[Title: Sarah Palin on: Sarah Palin]

Palin: Do you know they say, the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.

[Title: Barack Obama on: Sarah Palin]

Obama: But you know, you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.

[Title: Katie Couric on: This election]

Couric: One of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life.

[Title: Ready to lead? No. Ready to smear? Yes.]

Let’s start with what the ad gets right. It does seem to be true that Republican v.p. candidate Sarah Palin wears lipstick. And it’s true that she mentioned this particular cosmetic choice at the convention, when she joked that lipstick is the only difference between a hockey mom and pit bull, as the ad shows before it goes completely off the rails. If this were a CoverGirl commercial, we’d be all set.

But it’s not; it’s a political ad. And it goes on to imply that Obama made a personal dig at Palin, calling her a “pig,” and that commentators decried his sexism for derailing the campaign. This is bunk. Let’s look at what Obama actually said at a campaign rally in Virginia:

Obama, Sept. 9: John McCain says he’s about change too. And so I guess his whole angle is, watch out, George Bush — except for economic policy, healthcare policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics, we’re really going to shake things up in Washington. That’s not change. That’s just calling some, the same thing something different. You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.

Here’s what the McCain campaign heard, according to ABC News’ Jake Tapper:

Tapper, Sept. 10: Asked why she was so confident Obama was “comparing” Palin to a pig, [former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, on behalf of the McCain campaign,] said Palin was the only one of the four candidates on both parties’ tickets who wears lipstick.

“She is the only one of the four candidates for president or the only vice presidential candidate who wears lipstick,” Swift said. “I mean it seemed to me a very gendered comment.”

But, Swift added, if “as part of his apology Senator Obama wants to say no he was calling Senator McCain — who is a true hero in our country a pig — then I suppose we could wait en masse for an apology to that as well.”

For starters, Swift is ignoring the fact that “putting lipstick on a pig” is a hoary old expression of the same caliber as “building a better mousetrap” or “letting the cat out of the bag.” We did a quick Nexis search on uses of the expression before Tuesday, and found 2,290 instances dating back to 1985 (which is as far back as most Nexis news goes). Its meaning is precisely what Obama was talking about in his speech: calling the same thing something different. Context for the phrase in the last two decades ranged from health care to taxes to fashion to business to, uh, pig racing. It has tumbled from the lips of sports commissioners, librarians and company spokesmen, but it’s particularly popular with politicians. (Congressional newspaper The Hill even featured the phrase in its “Congress Speak” column.) It’s been spotted as far away as New Zealand. It’s even the title of a book by former McCain press aide Torie Clarke.

As several people (including Tapper, Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic, Ben Smith at Politico, the Obama campaign and some of our readers) have pointed out, John McCain employed the phrase in 2007, in talking about Hillary Clinton’s health care plan: “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” Oh, and he also said it about Iraq war strategy – if it’s really a personal smear, it’s not clear who’s wearing the lipstick in that example. Obama has used the expression before, too (also in referring to Iraq strategy). But before either McCain or Obama speculated on porcine cosmetics, members of Congress from Rick Santorum to Ted Kennedy had been talking pig lips for years.

If the McCain campaign wants to get literal, ignoring the expression’s long political pedigree, they could go whole hog (as it were) and look at what Obama actually said. He is talking about John McCain’s policies, not about his running mate. “Barack Obama on Sarah Palin”? Not at all.

And “Katie Couric on this election”? Well, it depends on what your definition of “this” is. Couric was referring to the Hillary Clinton campaign, long before Palin was tapped for v.p. Hey, remember when McCain called Clinton’s health plan “lipstick on a pig”?

Posted under Presidential Election 2008, Sarah Palin

This post was written by Jess Henig on September 10, 2008

Don’t mess with us

We were displeased, to say the least, when the McCain campaign released a new TV ad today making it seem as though FactCheck.org was endorsing its claims that Obama is making stuff up about Palin. So we posted this article on our home page:

McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding

September 10, 2008

Those attacks on Palin that we debunked didn’t come from Obama.

Posted under FactCheck.org

This post was written by Brooks Jackson on September 10, 2008

If They Keep Saying It, It Must Be So

Today’s Washington Post has a story about the repetition of deceptive statements in the campaign, leading with McCain’s and Palin’s claim that Palin told Congress “Thanks, but no thanks” for the Bridge to Nowhere. It’s a standard line in their stump speeches, despite the fact that we and a slew of news organizations have explained that it’s extremely misleading, at best. One quote from a GOP strategist: “[T]he bigger truths are that [Palin]’s new, she’s popular in Alaska and she is an insurgent. As long as those are out there, these little facts don’t really matter.” Hmmm. (Full disclosure: The article credits FactCheck.org with puncturing a couple of claims about Palin, but that’s not why we recommend it. Also, for more on why repetition works, see our Special Report, “Cognitive Science and FactCheck.org, or Why We (Still) Do What We Do.”)

Posted under Barack Obama, E-mail Rumors, FactCheck.org, John McCain, Presidential Election 2008, Sarah Palin

Kindergarten Sex Ed? Hardly

By Angie Drobnic Holan

Published on Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.

SUMMARY: A McCain ad says Education Week trashed Obama's education plans and that Obama wants "comprehensive" sex ed for kindergartners. The Truth-O-Meter says Wrong.

John McCain released an ad this week making the accusation that Barack Obama supports sex education for five-year-olds.

Here's what the ad says:

"Education Week says Obama 'hasn't made a significant mark on education,' that he's 'elusive' on accountability, a 'staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly.'

Obama's one accomplishment? Legislation to teach 'comprehensive sex education' to kindergartners.

Learning about sex before learning to read? Barack Obama. Wrong on education. Wrong for your family."

Let's look first at the claim that Obama wants five-year-olds to learn about sex.

The origins of this claim go back to Obama's days as a state senator in the Illinois General Assembly.

In 2003, the Assembly considered a bill to expand sex education directives from grades 6 through 12 to grades K through 12. The legislation required the curriculum to be medically accurate and include information on the prevention of HIV and contraceptives. It also said abstinence must be taught and that students "shall be encouraged to base their actions on reasoning, self-discipline, sense of responsibility, self-control, and ethical considerations, such as respect for oneself and others."

Most pertinent to the kindergarten allegation, the legislation states that "course material and instruction shall be age and developmentally appropriate."

Carol Ronen, the now-retired state senator who sponsored the bill, said its main intent was to make sure that teenagers got information that was "medically accurate," a requirement that wasn't then part of the school code. A secondary effect was to expand age-appropriate sex education down to lower grades, to allow things like teaching school children to avoid sex predators, Ronen said.

"Barack never had anything to do with it," she said. "This is a lot of hoopla."

Obama voted for the legislation in committee on a party-line vote. He was not a sponsor nor a co-sponsor, and the legislation never made it to a full Senate vote. So calling it one of his accomplishments is wrong, since it never became law and it wasn't his bill anyway.

This isn't the first time Obama has faced the "sex ed for kindergartners" charge. When Obama ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004, his opponent Alan Keyes used it. "Nobody's suggesting that kindergartners are going to be getting information about sex in the way that we think about it," Obama said at a campaign event in 2004. "If they ask a teacher 'where do babies come from,' that providing information that the fact is that it's not a stork is probably not an unhealthy thing. Although again, that's going to be determined on a case by case basis by local communities and local school boards."

Because the legislation doesn't say what the ad implies it said, and because it was not sponsored by Obama and didn't pass, calling it one of his "accomplishments" is absurd. We rated this claim Pants on Fire!

Now to the lesser accusation, that Education Week deplores Obama's record on education.

Education Week did write that Obama "hasn't made a significant mark on education," but the phrase is plucked out of its original context. It's is from a long article written during the Democratic primary that reviewed Obama's positions on education, particularly in comparison with the other Democratic candidates.

Here's the full quote:

"In his eight years in the state Senate and two years in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Obama hasn’t made a significant mark on education policy. In Illinois, his biggest accomplishments were in reforming state ethics rules and capital punishment. He did promote early-childhood initiatives that advocates considered 'innovative and progressive,' said Betsy D. Mitchell, a lobbyist for the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children. "His biggest accomplishment in the field was the creation of a state board to oversee the expansion of early-childhood education in the state, Ms. Mitchell said."

So Education Week did write the words "hasn't made a significant mark on education," but it was not as disparaging a remark as the ad makes it out to be.

The audio portion of the ad is misleading because Education Week did not say Obama was "elusive" or a "staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly." People who only hear the audio portion of the ad will not know that those two phrases are attributed to other publications. And, more significantly, those last two quotes come from opinion columns not news stories, which isn't made clear in the audio or video.

The "elusive" description is from a July 7, 2008, Washington Post editorial that says both candidates have fuzzy education proposals.

"Mr. McCain has not been forthcoming with any detailed plan; he is said to be preparing one for the fall. Mr. Obama, as the New York Times' David Brooks recently observed, has promised dozens of crowd-pleasing programs but has been elusive on such thorny issues as teacher tenure and school accountability," said the editorial.

The charge that Obama is a "staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly" comes from a Chicago Tribune opinion piece by Steve Chapman. That brief quote does accurately capture the substance of Chapman's piece, which criticizes Obama for not embracing school vouchers. We rated this statement Barely True.

Lipstick, pigs and pit bulls

By Angie Drobnic Holan

Published on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 06:33 p.m.

SUMMARY: Not quite a week after Gov. Sarah Palin joked about hockey moms being like pit bulls with lipstick, the McCain and Obama campaigns spar sharply over the phrase, "it's like putting lipstick on a pig."

The story begins, like so many these days, with Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention last week. Having stirred the crowd to its feet more than once, Palin delivered a knock-out line when she deadpanned:

“I love those hockey moms. You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.” The line drew cheerful applause and has echoed ever since, which seems to explain how Sen. Barack Obama found himself in the middle of an uproar when he uttered a time-worn phrase to denigrate Sen. John McCain’s proclaimed agenda for “change” in Washington.

After declaring that McCain will follow the policies of President Bush on economics, health care, taxes, education and foreign affairs Obama said, “That’s not change. That’s just calling the same thing something different. But you know, you can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.”

Gasp! He just said lipstick! Did he just call Sarah Palin a pig??!!!

That’s the charge.

Later that day, the McCain campaign arranged a conference call for reporters with Jane Swift, the former governor of Massachusetts. She said that when you add up Obama’s comments and Palin’s comments, you get Obama calling Palin a pig. Swift said Obama should apologize.

“Calling a very prominent female governor of one of our states a ‘pig’ is not exactly what we want to see,” Swift said.

The issue has dominated the presidential campaign for two days, with the McCain campaign stirring a controversy by having local lawmakers call for Obama to apologize, and the Obama campaign responding with examples of how often he and others have used the phrase. The Obama campaign called McCain’s campaign tactics “lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics.

On Wednesday, the McCain campaign released a Web ad called “Lipstick.” It begins with a clip of Palin delivering her lipstick line, then text flashes on the screen saying “Barack Obama on: Sarah Palin.” A moment later, the ad plays a small portion of Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” remark, but not enough of his quotation to make clear what he was talking about. The ad concludes with a clip of CBS anchor Katie Couric soberly remarking on sexism on the campaign trail.

The ad has two big problems, as does the complaint of former Gov. Swift. First, in the full text of the remarks it’s clear that Obama isn’t talking about Sarah Palin. He’s talking about McCain’s argument that he represents change.

Second, “putting lipstick on a pig” is a popular put-down, especially among politicians. It generally means taking a bad or unattractive idea and trying to dress it up.

We weren’t able to pin down the origins of this folksy expression, but we found tons of instances of people using it. It’s so common, the political newspaper The Hill labeled the phrase “Congress Speak” back in June, and gave it an official definition: “an expression used to illustrate that something unattractive cannot be beautified or otherwise positively changed by any amount of makeup or other exterior alterations.”

Obama and McCain both have used the expression.

In September 2007, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson quoted Obama using the phrase to discuss Iraq policy:

“I think that both Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker are capable people who have been given an impossible assignment,” Obama said. “George Bush has given a mission to Gen. Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig.”

In Iowa on Oct. 11, 2007, McCain panned Sen. Hillary Clinton’s health care plan, calling it “eerily reminiscent” of the plan that failed during Bill Clinton’s administration, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

“I think they put some lipstick on a pig,” McCain said, “but it’s still a pig.”

On Feb. 1, 2007, McCain blasted a Senate resolution that would have criticized President Bush’s strategy in Iraq. Some had praised the resolution as a compromise measure, but McCain disagreed. “It gets down to whether you support what is being done in this new strategy or you don’t,” McCain said. “You can put lipstick on a pig, [but] it’s still a pig, in my view.”

It is simply impossible to view the complete remarks by Obama and conclude that he’s making a veiled and unsavory reference to Palin. Her name never is used in the preceding sentence. In fact, it’s hard to see how one could interpret Obama’s lipstick-on-a-pig remark as referring directly to McCain, either.

We think it’s very clear that Obama was saying McCain’s effort to call himself the “candidate of change” is like putting lipstick on a pig, trying to dress up a bad idea to look better. Agree or disagree with Obama’s point, but his remark wasn’t the smear that McCain’s people have tried to make it.

If anyone’s doing any smearing, it’s the McCain campaign and its outrageous attempt to distort the facts. Did Obama call Palin a pig? No, and saying so is Pants on Fire wrong.

These are the facts. Yet, the AMERICAN CORPORATE MEDIA LEAVE ANY LIES MCCAIN LAUNCHES UNCHALLENGED. The Free Ride for McCain continues as the CORPORATE MEDIA attempts yet again to STEAL AN ELECTION for the RNC by remaining TIGHTLIPPED AND ONESIDED. The corporate MEDIA CONTINUES TO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH ABOUT The WARMONGER and would be KING GEORGE BUSH THE 2ND, John McCain .

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Posted by: need4trth | September 12, 2008 1:53 PM

scootmandubious:

I seriously doubt that either Bill or Hillary Clinton are going to vote for Obama on Election Day ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 1:51 PM

McCain has no honor, he is a two bit lying thug just like Bush and Cheney are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioy90nF2anI
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If the corporate media hadn't been carrying McCain's water for him for the last six months he'd already be out of this race:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c
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McCain is a fraud just like Bush and Cheney are. If you want four more years of thuggery and incompetence then you should vote for him because that's what you'll get:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnb2IrsU1Cg
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Posted by: Bush + McCain = "W"orthless | September 12, 2008 1:50 PM

ji_john:

"Hiding behind Palin's skirt"?! You are aware that McCain was in Pennsylvania and New York yesterday while she was in Alaska, right? That must be a really, really big skirt!

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 1:50 PM

Disrespectful? Why don't we look up some quotes from the Republican party:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=Sarah-Palin-Gender-Card

I think we'll find that the Republican party's idea of 'respect' is a thin veneer.

Posted by: Joe | September 12, 2008 1:47 PM

Howie misses the big dog whistle moment: by characterizing Obama as "disrespecting" a white woman, McCain is building on his racist code words of "arrogant, elitist, presumptuous," all words used by McCain, his campaign, the media and two Georgia GOP congressmen just this week to explain their (the congressmen's) use of the word "uppity" to describe Barack Obama and NBC news correspondent Ron Allen.

Give McCain about a week before he drops the N-word bomb on a hot mic near the ropeline.

McCain and his campaign are despicable, dishonorable and disgusting racists of convenience.

Posted by: Jade7243 Hussein | September 12, 2008 1:47 PM

Since John McCain chose to start up with yet another fraudulent non-issue, he left Obama an opening.

If I were the Dems, here is how I would respond to the phony GOP charge, and I would have Hillary Clinton, or other prominent Democratic women lead the charge with it:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/if-revlon-fits.html

After all, Palin is the queen of pork, and, if the Revlon fits.

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 12, 2008 1:46 PM

The McCain Campaign is doing something that leaves a lot to be desired concerning 'Country First' and 'Honor'. McCain is hiding behind Sarah Palin's skirt. The Republican convention gives this Big Spill about how great of a war hero McCain is, how he suffered as a POW, how that transfers to his leading the Jewel of the Free World, America. Yet instead of tackling the issues of the day, he uses a smear campaign on Obama and then hides behind a woman's skirt.

Bugs Bunny used to kiss the people he aggravated. Lipstick aside, McCain is trying to do the same thing, hoping that it will spell the 'kiss of death' for the Obama camp. McCain learned well from Bush; it was McCain on the receiving end of such garbage in 2000. Obama had to endure this type of crap before during the primaries. Obama survived the attacks then, and he'll survive them now. We're just waiting for him to hit back--HARD.

Posted by: ji_john | September 12, 2008 1:44 PM

Why isn't anyone in the media picking up on some of the erroneous comparisons regarding the experience between Obama and Palin. It should be: Community Service vs. PTA President. State Senate vs. mayor of a small town (with fewer people than my NYC High School). Governor of Alaska vs. U.S. Senator.

Posted by: dallasshrink | September 12, 2008 1:40 PM

McCain will continue to lie, lie lie as long as it works. He has no honor. I hold out hope that the majority of Americans can see the truth and reject the dishonarable liar.

Posted by: NM Moderate | September 12, 2008 1:40 PM

Its funny that McCain calls Obama everything that McCain is himself! Its like he thinks Obama is the guy he sees in the mirror each morning.

McCain is morally bankrupt!

Posted by: Sally | September 12, 2008 1:33 PM

I thought the "Bush Doctrine" had something to do with making no distinction between terrorists and the countries who harbor terrorists? Maybe that's why she asked for clarification.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 1:33 PM

THIS ISN'T FUNNY, IT'S SCARY AS H#LL!

THIS WOMAN IS SO UNQUALIFIED AND CLUELESS THAT IT'S SCARY TO THINK WHAT HER AND GRAMPY WARMONGER MCCAIN WOULD DO IF THEY WERE TO HAPPEN TO GET ELECTED!


Last week, Palin said she didn't know what the Vice President does every day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4gkPXSDtGQ
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This week, she has no idea what the President has been doing for the last eight years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgMWhrCzbdk
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I thought Gibson was remarkably poised for not laughing in her face.


"In what respect?" That's not even a valid delaying question. There's no other "respect" in which the question can be cast! Do you agree with the doctrine or not?


You can't parse that question. You can shade your answer, but you can't parse the question. Gibson was nearly struck dumb by how easily and quickly she revealed her total ignorance.


Last week she didn't know what the VP did all day. This week, she doesn't know what the President has been doing for eight years.


"In what respect, Charlie?"


I haven't seen a newscaster so dumbfounded by a question since "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
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Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | September 12, 2008 1:28 PM

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