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McCain Radio Spot Trumpets Stem Cell Policy Palin Opposed

By Robert Barnes
Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign today released a radio ad that four times trumpeted his support for stem cell research but never mentioned that his vice presidential pick opposes it.

The ad, which the campaign said is running in "key states,'' says that the "original mavericks'' will work with congressional allies to improve America's health and mentions the use of stem cell research to, among other things, "help free families from the fear and devastation of illness (the full text is below).

But, unless she has changed her opinion, McCain's running mate opposes stem cell research because of her opposition to abortion, which she condemns even in the cases of rape or incest.

In a gubernatorial debate in 2006, Palin said, "With a pro-life position, and it's interesting that so many questions revolve around this centeredness I have for respecting life, and the potential of every human life, but no, stem-cell research would ultimately end in the destruction of life. I couldn't support it."

The ad, without being specific, attempts to show McCain as opposing his party, since Senate Republicans helped sustain President Bush's veto of legislation that would have advanced stem cell research, and the recently adopted Republican platform calls for a ban "on all embryonic stem-cell research, public or private."

The Obama campaign responded with a statement from Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), who was paralyzed at age 16 while working with the Warwick, R.I., police department. "While it's good that that Senator McCain says he supports stem cell research, It would be far better for the millions of Americans awaiting new cures if he had shown leadership when it really mattered: when he chose his running mate and when he failed to marshal his allies to override the President's veto," Langevin said.

The ad states:

They're the original mavericks. Leaders. Reformers. Fighting for real change.
John McCain will lead his Congressional allies to improve America's health.
Stem cell research to unlock the mystery of cancer, diabetes, heart disease.
Stem cell research to help free families from the fear and devastation of illness.
Stem cell research to help doctors repair spinal cord damage, knee injuries, serious burns.
Stem cell research to help stroke victims.
And, John McCain and his Congressional allies will invest millions more in new NIH medical research to prevent disease.
Medical breakthroughs to help you get better, faster.
Change is coming.
McCain-Palin and Congressional allies.
The leadership and experience to really change Washington and improve your health.
Paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee.

Posted at 6:13 PM ET on Sep 12, 2008  | Category:  Sarah Palin
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Sadly the author, Mr. Robert Barnes, missed the fact that nowhere was "embryonic" Stem Cell research used. The most promising Stem Cell research IS adult stem cell research supported by all conservatives. Hence, this entire article in essence says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Perhaps he should have mention that it was misleading in some sense, but otherwise there is little to speak of otherwise.

Speaking of misleading information, I find it absurd how Liberals have brain washed even the sick and needy. Using their despiration to fool them into thinking that Embryonic Stem Cell research hold more promise when reality is quite the opposite. Unfortunately, this disinformation also has the author confused...not to mention the masses.

Posted by: Micael | September 16, 2008 8:09 PM

Sadly the author, Mr. Robert Barnes, missed the fact that nowhere was "embryonic" Stem Cell research used. The most promising Stem Cell research IS adult stem cell research which is supported by all conservatives. Hence, this entire article in essence says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Perhaps he should have mention that it was misleading in some sense, but otherwise there is little to speak of otherwise.

Speaking of misleading information, I find it absurd how Liberals have brain washed even the sick and needy. Using their despiration to fool them into thinking that Embryonic Stem Cell research hold more promise when reality is quite the opposite. Unfortunately, this disinformation also has the author confused...not to mention the masses.

Posted by: Micael | September 16, 2008 8:07 PM

Sen. Clinton's Former Chief Strategist on Palin and the Media-

CBS News 9/12/08

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. Now, the media defense would be, "Yeah, we looked at these other candidates who have been in public life at an earlier time."

What happened here very clearly is that the controversy over Palin led to 37 million Americans tuning into a vice-presidential speech, something that is unprecedented, because they wanted to see for themselves. This is an election in which the voters are going to decide for themselves. The media has lost credibility with them.
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Keep it up- the Independents are watching-

September 9, 2008
McCain Now Winning Majority of IndependentsMajority of independents now prefer him over Obama, 52% to 37%USA Democrats Election 2008 Government and Politics Republicans Americas Northern America by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- John McCain's 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.


By contrast, Democrats' support for McCain rose 5 percentage points over the GOP convention period, from 9% to 14%, while Republicans' already-high support stayed about the same.

The surge in political independents who favor McCain for president marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters' general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates. Prior to now, McCain had received no better than 48% of the independent vote and Obama no better than 46%, making the race for the political middle highly competitive.
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Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 7:15 AM

Is just stupid to judge a comment in the pass after an event that happened in the future. No sense at all.

Posted by: Dan | September 13, 2008 11:21 PM

She's a right-wing wet dream!!! That's why none of her views matter. She spews the right message and that's the only qualification she needs for those boneheads.

Posted by: tbone pickins | September 13, 2008 4:24 PM

Another day, another McCain campaign lie. It is difficult to keep up with them all, and that seems to be the idea. It is going to be an interesting election.

Posted by: Chuck | September 13, 2008 2:47 PM

September 13, 2008
Charlie Gibson's Gaffe
By Charles Krauthammer

"Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of `anticipatory self-defense.'" -- New York Times, Sept. 12

WASHINGTON -- Informed her? Rubbish.

The Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.

There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration -- and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today.

He asked Palin, "Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?"

She responded, quite sensibly to a question that is ambiguous, "In what respect, Charlie?"

Sensing his "gotcha" moment, Gibson refused to tell her. After making her fish for the answer, he grudgingly explained to the moose-hunting rube that the Bush doctrine "is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense."

Wrong.

I know something about the subject because, as the Wikipedia entry on the Bush doctrine notes, I was the first to use the term. In the cover essay of the June 4, 2001, issue of The Weekly Standard titled, "The Bush Doctrine: ABM, Kyoto, and the New American Unilateralism," I suggested that the Bush administration policies of unilaterally withdrawing from the ABM treaty and rejecting the Kyoto protocol, together with others, amounted to a radical change in foreign policy that should be called the Bush doctrine.

Then came 9/11, and that notion was immediately superseded by the advent of the war on terror. In his address to Congress nine days later, Bush declared: "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime." This "with us or against us" policy regarding terror -- first deployed against Pakistan when Secretary of State Colin Powell gave President Musharraf that seven-point ultimatum to end support for the Taliban and support our attack on Afghanistan -- became the essence of the Bush Doctrine.

Until Iraq. A year later, when the Iraq War was looming, Bush offered his major justification by enunciating a doctrine of pre-emptive war. This is the one Charlie Gibson thinks is the Bush doctrine.

It's not. It's the third in a series and was superseded by the fourth and current definition of the Bush doctrine, the most sweeping formulation of Bush foreign policy and the one that most distinctively defines it: the idea that the fundamental mission of American foreign policy is to spread democracy throughout the world. It was most dramatically enunciated in Bush's second inaugural address: "The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."

This declaration of a sweeping, universal American freedom agenda was consciously meant to echo John Kennedy's pledge that the United States "shall pay any price, bear any burden ... to assure the survival and the success of liberty." It draws also from the Truman doctrine of March 1947 and from Wilson's 14 points.

If I were in any public foreign policy debate today, and my adversary were to raise the Bush doctrine, both I and the audience would assume -- unless my interlocutor annotated the reference otherwise -- that he was speaking about Bush's grandly proclaimed (and widely attacked) freedom agenda.

Not the Gibson doctrine of pre-emption.

Not the "with us or against us" no-neutrality-is-permitted policy of the immediate post-9/11 days.

Not the unilateralism that characterized the pre-9/11 first year of the Bush administration.

Presidential doctrines are inherently malleable and difficult to define. The only fixed "doctrines" in American history are the Monroe and the Truman doctrines, which came out of single presidential statements during administrations where there were few conflicting foreign policy crosscurrents.

Such is not the case with the Bush doctrine.

Yes, Palin didn't know what it is. But neither does Gibson. And at least she didn't pretend to know -- while he looked down his nose and over his glasses with weary disdain, "sounding like an impatient teacher," as the Times noted. In doing so, he captured perfectly the establishment snobbery and intellectual condescension that has characterized the chattering classes' reaction to the phenom who presumes to play on their stage.

Posted by: Scott | September 13, 2008 12:32 PM

Well, I guess that McBush and Palin forgot to cover the stem cell issue when she was being "tutored", or better yet, when she was being "vetted". {Guess when you DO NOT VET a potential running mate, you simply don't know their VIEWS!]

It is quite apparent that McFeeble did not chose her because of her intellect or knowledge of world affairs. And the fact that he has not coordinated 'speaking points' with her certainly reveals itself with this article. She acts like she is running in a ms. congeniality contest based on physical attributes rather than for the second most important job on earth that requires a brain! Since she has proven she is NOT READY, the possibility that the GOP could actually win again [after the last 8 years of great suffering] due to so many TOTALLY IGNORANT VOTERS scares the h*ll out of me!

Posted by: Disparaged | September 13, 2008 11:19 AM

Again, as another commentator noted, this article is inaccurate and misleading, as it implies that Republicans and Palin (1) oppose all stem cell research, (2) for religious reasons. Instead, Republicans oppose (1) embryonic stem cell research, as it involves the death of a human person; this is a position (2) motivated by science, not religion, as anyone with a high school education in biology knows that life begins at conception, when all the human DNA is present and a unique individual comes into being. This article is a misleading disgrace, inaccurate to the gills, and yet another example of the media stultifying public debate in favor of a chosen side.

Posted by: Thomist | September 13, 2008 8:23 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

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Look out below....there goes 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 6:30 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. 12 -- 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 5:39 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"

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Posted by: eo7e794udz | September 13, 2008 4:13 AM

This is for you. I am white and you make me want to puke. Get a sheep or somthing for comfort. Any animal will do for it is obvious your wife beats the hell out of you, or your hate women, or just plain like sheep?? Married 37 years to my equal.


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 1:33 AM

Posted by: justada55+ | September 13, 2008 2:19 AM

Wrong post, please delete and I am so very sorry.

Posted by: justa adad55+ | September 13, 2008 2:14 AM

Read post below and reject or find the bastard who wrote this.

Manolete,
What do you call someone who blindly follows someone else? A fool. You really need to take a look at the policies of each candidates. There are many patriots, each who should be commended for their sacrifice but, that doesn't mean they should be President. There's more skills that are required then "country first". If after researching the policies you feel that McCain has the vision and the policies that meet your ideas of what is needed for america then vote for him. Name calling is unneeded and foolish. You loose credibility but, I have faith in you.

Posted by: OK4obama | September 13, 2008 1:57 AM

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 13, 2008 2:13 AM

Manolete,
What do you call someone who blindly follows someone else? A fool. You really need to take a look at the policies of each candidates. There are many patriots, each who should be commended for their sacrifice but, that doesn't mean they should be President. There's more skills that are required then "country first". If after researching the policies you feel that McCain has the vision and the policies that meet your ideas of what is needed for america then vote for him. Name calling is unneeded and foolish. You loose credibility but, I have faith in you.

Posted by: OK4obama | September 13, 2008 1:57 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 1:33 AM

If your talking about rape, spare the world. Your Vp opinion , and over done I may say does not give women of America anything. Easy to talk about life when all her medicare will be paid by Americans. Will yours????

Posted by: justada55+ | September 13, 2008 1:15 AM

mccaincampaignisalyinganddeceivingpowerhouse wrote:


"That's not change," Obama told a responsive audience. "That's just calling something -- the same thing -- something different. But you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig."

this was Obama's comment!!!!

the American public and the media is just a tool in the republican hands these days.
god bless America. America will need the blessing if Mccain gets elected.
we americans really need to see the truth, not half of it.

If Mccain by any chance is elected its is the American people who will suffer so i dont get y people r supporting mccain who can only deceive the public and approve ads that states only half the truth.
i don't think serving ones country loyally makes a person qualified to lead it, and it surely does not give the person the right to take the country in the wrong direction

Posted by: no mccain | September 13, 2008 12:39 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

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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 11:12 PM

Thoroughly Vetted! Lies! Confusion of Past Positions--A result of not vetting your VP pick. Governor Palin reformed Alaska! Lies! She took $200 mil. in earmarks. Self-implosion any day now--sparked when lies catch up to the McCain/Palin ticket. And they already have.

Posted by: ji_john | September 12, 2008 10:58 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 10:02 PM

Stem cell research CANNOT be squared with "babies getting human rights at conception," as Pastor Rick and President McCain both agree. Nor can in vitro fertilization -- for every successful in vitro fertilization, hundreds of "babies" are flushed down the toilet.

Don't expect consistency from pro-lifers. Their position has nothing to do with life or human rights.

Posted by: mnjam | September 12, 2008 8:43 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

How can this be squared with life and "human rights" begins at conception?

Posted by: Veneita | September 12, 2008 8:10 PM

" so many questions revolve around this centeredness I have for respecting life, and the potential of every human life,"

She says after sending her son off to fight in Iraq.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 7:56 PM

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 12, 2008 7:23 PM

Her position hasn't changed, but stem-cell technology has. She is opposed to embyronic stem cell research. In the time since those statements, we have now discovered ways to harvest stem cells from a variety of different sources. There is no longer a need for ebryonic stem cells, -hence the reason countless pro-lifers are no longer opposed. It would do us all a great deal of good if you journalists would do the slightest bit of research about the topics you're covering before writing. This is not a "pro-life" issue anymore.

Posted by: Michael B | September 12, 2008 7:10 PM

Obviously someone who wrote this article is not informed enough to know there are more than one form of stem cell research. Not all stem cells come from aborted children. There arealso adult forms of stem cells and in that consideration I guaranty Sarah Palin would be in favor of the research. My point being the McCain ad is not in disagreement with Palin and the Washington Post should do the right thing for once, admit the error instead of attempting to take down someone from the right side of the aisle. But then again, there will be a next time......at least until your subscription base dissappears.

Posted by: David Sailer | September 12, 2008 7:07 PM

There's nothing in the ad that says "embryonic" stem cell research, which is what Palin, President Bush and many other conservatives oppose. All are in favor of adult stem cell research because it has proven results for the diseases and spinal cord injuries, etc., mentioned in the ad. Adult stem cell research doesn't destroy embryos and is not controversial. Mr. Barnes needs to learn the difference between the two rather than try to blur the issue. He gives a false impression, no doubt on purpose.

Posted by: Joanne from Houston | September 12, 2008 7:07 PM

Idiots! Who CARES if Palin opposes it. McCain is the Presidential candidate! It doesn't matter if she is on the other side... that is what OBAMA said, that he chose Joe Biden for his opposing views!!

Damn hypocrites!

Posted by: tommyz | September 12, 2008 6:59 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 6:54 PM

Like the Bridge to Nowhere, like McCain's previous statements on the ability of mayors and governors to handle the job...

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

Posted by: mpp | September 12, 2008 6:48 PM

Maybe this should go to the Fact Checker, but you can see all the negative ads that came out this week in a good five seconds. Check it out: http://www.236.com/video/2008/speedcampaigning_all_your_nega_8916.php

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

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