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Aristocrat Who Favored Clinton Endorses McCain

By Matthew Mosk
John McCain's election strategy has for weeks involved an aggressive push for support from disenchanted Hillary Clinton voters, particularly those white working class women who helped the former first lady win primaries in general election swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.

So it was with great fanfare this morning that McCain's campaign alerted reporters of a major development on that front: "A prominent Hillary Clinton supporter who is a member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee will endorse John McCain at a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club today, September 17," the advisory said.

As a headline, the announcement played great -- even landing a prominent spot on the Drudge Report. But McCain supporters who read further might not have found the payoff quite as satisfying.

Turns out, the prominent Clinton supporter who crossed the partisan aisle to support McCain was none other than Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, wife of British banking scion Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. And the Lady Forester, as she is sometimes known, may not be the ideal spokesperson for McCain in the present environment of economic uncertainty.

When not engaged in politics, de Rothschild -- whom the Wall Street Journal dubbed a "New York socialite" and Portfolio has described as "the flashiest hostess in London" -- has the run of a sprawling estate in Buckinghamshire, north of London, known as Ascott House. In the U.S., she summers on Martha's Vineyard. And she has not been shy with her feelings about Obama prior to today, telling CNN weeks ago -- and without any hint of irony -- that, "frankly, I don't like him. I feel like he is an elitist."

Today, Rothschild offered a written statement, circulated by the McCain campaign, saying "In an election as important at this, we must choose the candidate who has a proven record of bipartisanship and reforming government, and that's John McCain. We can't afford a president who lacks experience and judgment and has never crossed party lines to work for meaningful reform."

In the midst of the nation's worsening economic crisis, the Obama campaign decided to sit back and let the announcement speak for itself. And they countered with an endorsement of their own, from Lilly Ledbetter, the Alabama woman whose fight for equal pay led her to the United States Supreme Court and inspired the 2007 fair pay legislation that bears her name -- and which McCain opposed.

But Clinton did offer a reaction to the Rothschild defection, by way of spokeswoman Kathleen Strand.

"Senator Clinton disagrees with her decision," Strand said. "And she will continue to talk to her supporters about what is at stake and making the point that this critical election is not about who anyone is for -- it's about who is for the American people. And the answer is Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

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This lady is clearly on the side of power and money (no matter the party). Her explanation of why she backed Hillary Clinton (at one time) and now supports McCain just sounds bitter to me.

Clinton and Obama are clearly closer on the major issues in this election versus McCain (yet she supports McCain?).

It's her right to support McCain (I don't have a problem with her decision) but someone in her position (a millionaire) calling someone else an 'elitist' is just ridiculous.

She clearly is not interested in the real issues facing average Americans today (it's more or less a game to her, an elitist).

Posted by: sanford00 | September 24, 2008 2:29 PM

If this isn't the pot trying to call the kettle black, i don't know what is.

"Obama an elitist" coming from a international socialite is not even worth the attention we are giving it.

As for these clowns that supported hillary and now are switching to mccain, i can only say that an education in the differences between Republicans & Democrats is in order.
In case you forgot or just did not know(latter more believable)there are fundamental differences like Abortion, gun rights, creationism & foreign policy.
So when you switch from one camp to the other you only serve to confirm that belief that u are ignorant, bitter women with no conception of politics.

Posted by: micA | September 23, 2008 7:03 PM

de Rothschild was raised in an ordinary New Jersey middle class home where her father worked 2 jobs to support his 4 children. She is also a member of the DNC who saw firsthand, the corruption and fraud which occurred in this primary, of which Obama had a part. That is why she can not support him. He is worse than Chicago Politics. You koolaid drinkers better wake up. Good for Lynn, for following her conscience, unlike the other cowards in this party, a party I also have withdrawn from to become an independent and will support the only candidate with integrity; McCain.

Posted by: rrow | September 20, 2008 11:38 PM

I think the Republicans are probably unhappy that their "October surprise" had to be used up now to try and distract attention from the economy. A very common Republican tactic is to produce false "liberals" whose sole purpose is to come out at the right time and claim they "no longer" support the Democratic candidate.

In point of fact, we now have proof that throwing lots of money at the obscenely wealthy does NOT produce a sound economy. It is time for a change. I can understand why the obscenely wealthy do not like that, though seeing one of them call Obama "elitist" at least adds a bit of comedy to their ploy.

Posted by: JohnRichards | September 20, 2008 1:46 PM

Too much peroxide toxic... clouded the logic there...

Posted by: Uaana | September 19, 2008 6:18 PM

Breaking News!
Scientists found that Lady Rothschild's dictionary is in fact broken:

These words were reversed:
-> elitism
-> populism

It's not her fault. Bad bad dictionary..

Posted by: Jove | September 19, 2008 10:31 AM

I'm in ROTHSCHILD camp..OBAMA/BIDEN ARE BOTH HYPOCRITES..BIDEN's son HUNTER, owner of a WASH D.C. lobbyist firm that specializes in EARMARKS...YES EARMARKS, clients affiliated with PORN SITES, PHONE SEX & INTERNET PORN SITES...NO wonder OBAMA wants sex education for K-12..Look who is calling the kettle black. Also Biden, Pro-Life, Obama, Pro-choice. DO WE KNOW WHAT THEY STAND FOR?
Please tell OBAMA, walking with his hands in his pockets "NOT VERY PRESIDENTIAL".

Posted by: JUNE | September 18, 2008 4:04 PM

What a pathetic LADY! Utter lack of class. This is beyond vindictiveness.

Granted Obama isn't perfect. Nobody is. I would never use those words in public.

Too bad this New York socialite hasn't learn any mannerism from her English LORD husband.

Posted by: Holmes | September 18, 2008 2:59 PM

That's another idiocy to assume that people vote b/c of their pocket book. Of course there's nothing else but values right? when my family had 0$ and lived in a roach infested home, I had conservative beliefs (and no, I am not a "christian"... I respect all religions that don't kill other people). No that I am older, and although I do have money, it's not at that $250,000 mark... and I still have conservative values. You get what you put into society.

Seriously, if you say that "money" is everything... then how is it that folks who makes the most give the most? It's those who are "semi-rich" are the ones who holds tight to their money for a rainy day. and in general, there are a bunch of people in this world who do what they can b/c of their values. Our world and our citizen is not as shallow as some liberals may think. Tired of this "everything" is negative attitude. Goodness, there's difficulties in life, deal with it... smile, for life is too short.

Posted by: Kim | September 18, 2008 1:19 PM

"Williams Ayers an unrepentant radical terrorist who bombed government buildings"

Do you racist idiots realize that this happened around 1969, when Obama was 8 years old?

Posted by: Michael **************** Michael, every one knows that. A friend of yours terrorized your country when you were younger. Now that you're older, you know this fact, and he still hates america and wish he did more. No remorse... could a president of a country be friends w/someone who wishes he did more damage to the country at this grown age? Only idiots can't see associations of man is a a part of who he is... all anti-american friends. Where are his "normal" friends, please stand up. The friends he has now are just all trying to kiss his @ss b/c of power. New money, new fame, new power, young man... scarry thought.

Posted by: Kim | September 18, 2008 1:14 PM

The reason she is supporting McCain has little to do with race. It has to do with $$$.

If you see a chart breaking down who's tax policy benefits who... you'd see that Obama's is three times better for most economic classes, but for her's, McCain's is way better. She's endorsing based on her pocket book. The trouble is for her, if everyone votes based on their own pocket book, Obama will get 95% of the vote.

Posted by: Charlie S | September 18, 2008 1:03 PM

"It's blatantly obvious that she won't vote for Obama because he's Black. " -- This is absolute GARBAGE... If you don't vote Obama, you're racist! So stupid! There are a gazilion of things people don't like about him. Again, this "race" BS is crap. There are people who have different politicals views...

Posted by: Kim | September 18, 2008 12:54 PM

Pathetic.

Posted by: DH | September 18, 2008 12:51 PM

robert_george:

Careful how many McCain Democrats you "show the door" to -- did you hear about Donald Trumpt -- every Hillary supporter that goes for McCain instead is a net of TWO votes.

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 12:43 PM

Hmmm...so the Democratic Party left her? And she left the country, so she can have the walk of a royal estate in Buckinghamshire? Don't let the door hit you on the way out, "Lady."

Posted by: robert_george | September 18, 2008 12:40 PM

Word is that Donald Trump (another Hillary supporter) has switched to McCain too. Don't tell me he's an "aristocrat" too?

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 12:30 PM

I saw that Rothschild woman on CNN yesterday. What a phony! Her claim that the Democratic Party left her is laughable. The Dem. platform didn't change because Obama is at the head of the ticket. It's blatantly obvious that she won't vote for Obama because he's Black. This woman also accused the Dems of playing the class card, conveniently overlooking the fact that she called Obama an elitist. And, just how stupid is she to endorse McCain on a day when when the financial markets are taking a dive! She has no idea how silly she looks. This is one woman the Dems can do without. Good riddance!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mrgrbrad2 | September 18, 2008 11:02 AM

Who would care what this person thinks about anything ?

I have no idea who this person is.

Posted by: PulSamsara | September 18, 2008 10:37 AM

...talk about the pot calling the kettle black... no pun intended lol.

Oh, and last I checked being a self made man, having started from literally nowhere and pulling yourself up to realize the American Dream is not elitist. Marrying into wealth to jump start a political career, however,IS.

Posted by: Wow | September 18, 2008 10:08 AM

I have a feeling Mr. Will didn't include the first six years of the Bush administration in his figures. Remember that great freshman college textbook by Huff, "How to Lie With Statistics". It should be required reading for every registered voter.

Posted by: DikesforPalin | September 18, 2008 9:39 AM

George Will on yet another reason to vote McCain/Palin-

"Divided government compels compromises that curb each party's excesses, especially both parties' proclivities for excessive spending when unconstrained by an institution controlled by the other party. William Niskanen, chairman of the libertarian Cato Institute, notes that in the last 50 years, "government spending has increased an average of only 1.73 percent annually during periods of divided government. This number more than triples, to 5.26 percent, for periods of unified government."

By picking Palin, McCain got the country's attention. That is a perishable thing and before it dissipates, he should show the country his veto pen."

Posted by: Scott | September 18, 2008 9:33 AM

How can that be? I mean after all, I have been reading for weeks...angry Hillary supporters claiming McCain was an idiot if he thought Hillary supporters would support him simply because he picked Gov Palin as his VP.

I guess it never occurred to them that some would not simply fall in line with Obama just because he supports the killing of babies, both inside and outside the womb.

Most democrat women I know who support the pro-choice view, has not had, and would never have an abortion themselves...so for them it is not as important of an issue as taxes, the economy, national security, leadership experience...and a track record of bipartisan participation.

It just goes to show that not all Hillary supporters, are angry woman that feel killing babies in the womb...is the deciding paramount issue.

Posted by: dan | September 18, 2008 9:24 AM

In the midst of this financial crisis, this is all McCain has got?

Honestly, who cares?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:30 AM

As Hillary Clinton cannot dissuade her longtime friend, what good is Hillary Clinton?

BTW, it's Lady Rothschild, not Lady Lynn. Her name is Lynn Forrester Stein de Rothschild. The Stein is for the father of her children, to whom she was married when she arranged an introduction to Sir Evelyn. It's Sir Evelyn, because he was born with the title. The "de" takes care of the title part. That completes your lesson in the intricacies of British Aristocracy. So next time this horrible woman uses the E-word, you'll know how to credit her.

Posted by: CC | September 18, 2008 12:23 AM

Alan Chernoff's CNN Report on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Buying Influence in Washington DC- Guess who DID take their money in a BIG way (yep B. Obama):


"Freddie Mac (FRE, Fortune 500) spent over $94.8-million on lobbyists since 1998, making it the nation's 12th-largest lobbying client, while Fannie Mae (FNM, Fortune 500) bought $79.5-million of influence, the 20th biggest spender, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

"They wanted to fend off regulation of their enterprises," said Massie Ritsch of the Center.

Until recent months, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac largely succeeded in that effort - functioning with relatively little oversight as they aggressively grew their portfolio of mortgages to try to increase earnings.

Campaign contributions bought influence as well, including donations to the presidential candidates.

Sen. Barack Obama is the No. 3 recipient of Fannie and Freddie campaign dollars, having collected $123,000 from the companies since he first ran for the Senate in 2004, according to the Federal Election Commission and the Center for Responsive Politics.

The former chief executive of Fannie Mae, James Johnson, was the original head of Obama's vice presidential search team. Johnson resigned from Obama's campaign amid controversy over discounted home loans he had received.

Sen. John McCain has received $19,000 from the two companies in the past ten years."
________

That's $40,000 a year for Obama and $1900 a year for McCain- Wow, Obama what do you owe them in return?

Posted by: scott | September 17, 2008 11:37 PM

Rothschild knows that Republicans have the biggest balls in the country.

She just wants to be invited for their coming out parties.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 11:36 PM

Oh good, another pissing contest. My candidate is less elite than yours.

Meanwhile the feds spend another $85 million that they borrowed from China to bail out another Wall St. entity. (no, we can't have any socialism in a Republican administration. Wouldn't look good.)

So we got the flag pin thing, the patriotism thing, who has the patent on the change name, now the elite thing going on again.

And Palin not being able to tell the truth any better than Casey Anthony down in Florida.

We sure know how to pick them.

"You know Laura, I think I am going to vote for old McCain. If they elect him he may screw this job up better than I did. And if that hapens we can move back to Dallas and show our faces on the streets again. Would you like that darlin'?"

I don't know if I trust Sarah with her finger on the nuclear button. She seems nice enough. I'd buy Avon from her.

Posted by: WTF?? | September 17, 2008 11:33 PM

This is so exciting. Someone who will cross party lines to vote for what is best for the country. She has been a democrat all of her life, supported and raised money for Hillary, and now decides that McCain is the person best to lead us through all of the land mines. Yes, Bush has been an embarassment, but let us remember that congress is held by the Democrats. Sammy

Posted by: RLJ99 | September 17, 2008 11:25 PM

An aristocrat? Should we be surprised that she'd support the party of tax breaks and bail outs for the rich? While some aristocrats may be concerned with the welfare of us commoners, I'd say most truly believe they are superior and entitled to maintain their wealth and power over us, and will do or say what ever they have to (like McCain is doing now) to achieve their goals. Not much has changed in the last couple of hundred years.

Posted by: carl c | September 17, 2008 11:23 PM

So McCain has a Rothschild on his side now? Aren't they the ones with the a spigot for Champagne Dom Pérignon next to the hot and cold knobs in their bathtub?

This Mccain/Palin act are becoming like shapeshifters. Anyone else notice how they slither almost transparently between fact and fantasy?

And they seem to do it so effortlessly and shamelessly. To be fair I don't believe McCain is always aware of what he is doing. And as far as Palin goes I believe she thinks we aren't going to notice while she gives us one of her dazzling performances.

It is a bit scary to preview what her vice presidency will be like with her stonewalling in her trial by claiming executive privlige of not sharing her Yahoo emails. Especially after copying Todd and stating previously she would provide any information requested of her. And after all, these are public records, yes? The old Bush/Cheney defense.

Wonder if any of her early emails were from Cheney? Oh, of course. She is a maverick and wants to go to Washington to do the honorable thing and throw out all the bad actors currently there.

Maybe 4 more years isn't such a good idea. Cheney had his "Friends of Energy" meeting as soon as he got into office and it just got worse from that point forward with the subterfuge and deceit and the Iraq War fiasco.

To be fair, Cheney was good at what he did. Palin appears to be a yahoo.

Posted by: Deja Vu for 4 more years | September 17, 2008 11:20 PM

Leaving Obamia is like leaving the Mafia.
This lady needs to enter a witness protection program.

You love her, fawn over her; then she changes her opinion and you despise her.

The author calls her an aristocrat when she had a working class background, studied hard in school, and became a sucess in her own right?

Notice that the author does not label as aristorcrats the other thousands of wealthy elite movie stars, and heiresses surrounding the O.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 11:03 PM

It is amazing to see the name calling. Both of these candidates are in the elite... if you think Obama isn't (at a 4Mil per year salary) then you can go back to the crack you are smoking. And if you think McCain isn't then I am not sure you are from this planet.

The blame for the economic mess is equally shared as well -- and I guarantee you that if you let either of these folks "fix" the healthcare system you will be really really sorry. Just ask any veteran about government healthcare if you want to know the value of government promises.

Bottom line for me -- I am praying we make it through the coming nightmare -- but I don't have much hope when there are so many fruitbats out there calling Republican's "Child Rapists" and Fascists (see post below) or calling Democrats communists or socialists or worse...

We need a better class of leaders -- and people who are actually willing to think before they write something down.

God help us.

Posted by: Crazytalk | September 17, 2008 11:01 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 searches.
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 it is already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:52 PM

GET FREAKING REAL!!!!

No WAY McBush will EVER win, after all this crap?!?!

Only a die hard republican redneck would still cote for this loser and the repugs failed policies.

We voted a republican in the whitehouse last time, that part f!@#ed it all up, now let's get some positive, USA focused NON-offshoring our labor, NON-big business and big-oil, C H A N G E !!!!!!!!!

OBAMA will be the next president.
Deal with it.

Posted by: TheTruth | September 17, 2008 10:45 PM

Zimbabwe: see what happens when a black socialist is elected president.

Posted by: Simon Jester | September 17, 2008 10:44 PM

SARAH PALIN GAVE MY COUSIN HERPIES TOO.

Posted by: GOPNAZI | September 17, 2008 10:31 PM

HA HA FUNNY STORY!

LETS FACE IT - BUSH II HAS RAPED THIS COUNTRY AND IS LEAVING THE SMOKING RUINS FOR THE POOR SAP WHO WINS THIS UPCOMING ELECTION. BUSH WAS A FAILURE IN COLLEGE, BUSINESS, AND A DISASTER FOR THIS NATION. REPUBLICANS ARE CHILD RAPISTS.

Posted by: GOPNAZI | September 17, 2008 10:29 PM

Magoo and his pet pig are going to need more that the endorsement of a fascist zionist enemy of freedom.

Posted by: DWayne | September 17, 2008 10:25 PM

I love this country! Everyone gets to believe whatever they want and NO MATTER who says what!

So this is what .....
If you are a die hard Democrat let the people who do not agree with you be, go ahead and vote for Obama/Biden.

If you are a republican and believe everything they say...stop spewing hate and racism and sexism....vote for McCain/Palin! Obviously Obama/Biden have things that they have not done perfectly but you would have to be blind to claim that McCain/Palin have perfect records!

Vote on issues not on Hype, or race or sex!

Posted by: Anita | September 17, 2008 10:24 PM

We don't have aristocrats any more.

Posted by: Chris | September 17, 2008 10:23 PM

This goofy twit goes to show that the people that backed Hillary are crazy.

Posted by: DWayne | September 17, 2008 10:23 PM

Obama is not for the American People. He is for Obama and if the American People can help him get to where he wants, then he is for the American People.
What a FRAUD!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:19 PM

I don't know this woman. Do you? John McCain has brought some strong women to his effort. Including his wife who could run the country and even get some 'cudos' from Carla Fiori....whos that?? Ok ? no then how about the left attack on a Governor that has an 80% approval rating (highest) fro her stae... let's dig up something on her....go ahead, dig.

You stupid libs cant get it... and this election will probably whip ou into submission.... this America that we all experience is not going to go down with out a fight... Tak your B, Hussien Osama' socialism back to where he came from... Oh if he really wanted to be in the mainstrean American dream... He should have picked Hillary as a running mate....She as Pres and he as VP hahahah

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:18 PM

Wow. I don't think if I were running the McCain campaign that I would be trumpeting this "Democrat" as an example. If McCain is trying so hard to play populist - making fun of Obama for getting cozy with Hollywoodites just days after having done the same thing - the last thing he needs is a Rothschild's endorsement. What are they thinking?

Posted by: Rob | September 17, 2008 10:11 PM

Stop Sarah!! Spread the word!!

http://www.cafepress.com/MarcsPlace.30059444

Posted by: Marc G | September 17, 2008 10:09 PM

Comment from above:

"Palin is no Hillary".

Thank God. Ms. Clinton has proven again and again that she has no moral compass what-so-ever, and that she will prostitute herself if she feels it politically expedient.

The beauty of this is that if Obama wins the Democratic party will support an incumbent in four years, and in eight years, well stick a fork in her ass, she's done. Basically, she compromised herself right into political irrelevance.

Good riddance.

Posted by: epigonigrp | September 17, 2008 10:04 PM

Fight fascism, vote Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:58 PM

I'm still cracking up at the fact that she wants to call Barack Obama an elitist. She lost credibility with that statement

Posted by: Tanya Lee | September 17, 2008 9:56 PM

to dotty:
Hillary didn't quit. I cannot comprehend ANY way that you can see her getting LESS votes than Obama got equates to her quitting. Obama got to the number of Democratic delegates needed to secure the nomination, and Clinton did not. I guess by your logic Kerry quit the 04 election, as did Gore in 00, Dole in 96, Bush Sr. in 82, etc. etc.

On topic: This is a clear example of someone who was either supporting Hillary to begin with because she's a woman (but would have vote Republican if Hillary wasn't in the equation), or someone who is bitter, and does not actually care about issues--because Obama and Hillary have damn near identical plans.

Posted by: ben | September 17, 2008 9:44 PM

Get it right, Matthew Mosk: She is Lady de Rothschild and is never known as Lady Forester (her maiden name). She is the American wife of a British aristocrat. If you're going to write about people with titles at least get the use of the titles correct. Maybe someone at the Post could buy you a copy of Debrett's Peerage to help you out? Surely the Post's library could help you out.

Posted by: Keeper of the Castle | September 17, 2008 9:43 PM

McCain's campaign attorney has filed papers in Alaska to keep troopergate from going forward!!! Looks like McCain, Pilan, and his campaign are seeking to HIDE the TRUTH about Pilan!! Didn't she recently say she would cooperate with the troopergate investigation?? What happened? Now she is trying to COVER IT UP!!! People, BEWARE!! This, in itself, tells us a whole lot about her!!! And shame on McCain for covering up for her!! No wonder they won't let her do interviews!!! I certainly do not want these two crooks leading our country!!

Posted by: NinaK | September 17, 2008 9:42 PM

Palin is no Hillary.
Obama/Biden 2008!

Posted by: Mary | September 17, 2008 9:36 PM

wait a second....this chick called obama an elitist. lol jeez what is with all these elitists calling obama an elitist? i mean mccain and palin 2 elitists who snuggle up tightly to all of washington's elitists try to pass off that "they are like us" give me a break. obama is sooo much more like myself and everyone i know than mccain ever could be.

Posted by: gabe | September 17, 2008 9:35 PM

She is voting in her own economic interest. No surprise there. Those of us, who make less that 250k, will also vote in our own economic interest, which is Democratic. Of course there are some who really can’t afford to do so but still vote against their own economic interest. The republicans have become pretty adept at confusing this crowd. They throw in some religion, fear and plenty of lies and they lead this crow by the nose to poverty while their wealthy patrons take our jobs overseas.

It is an illusion to think that a party that doesn’t care about the economic interest of the majority of its population really cares about my country or me. The facts are pretty unforgiving in that respect. As long as this country has been in existence, this country has done much better economically during the leadership of the Democratic Party. All you have to do is ask yours and the countries state of finance during these past two presidents. The Democratic administration before this one left the office with surplus. This administration has decimated the entire surplus it inherited and put this country in the worst financial state since the depression. Where the economy goes, there follows our security. Mind you, we can’t go on like this and remain a super power for long.

Posted by: Tom | September 17, 2008 9:25 PM

SHE'S A SMALL TOWN CRIMINAL AND A BULLY,AND NOW ON STAGE...! NETHERLANDS ANTILLEAN

Posted by: ANAKARONA | September 17, 2008 9:18 PM

Female dems who support BHO are weak, dumb, and uneducated? This one happens to have law enforcement experience, active duty military experience (enlisted), and a J.D. from Yale.

Come on, now. That reasoning is as fallacious as that of the PUMAs who claim that any opposition to HRO is rooted in sexism and misogyny (or repubs who make the same argument with respect to SP).

Posted by: themis | September 17, 2008 9:13 PM

AMAZING! The Democrats set up this mortgage crisis and now they have the nerve to blame the Republicans. HINT: Start with the House Financial Services Committee. Oh and he's a Democrat. Why? Because the Democrats have owned Congress, both the Senate and the House, for the last 2 years. Gas was 2 bucks a gallon when they took control, now it's 4. But don't drill...NOOOOOooooooooooooooo!

Here's a little Wiki about Barney Frank:

"In 2003, Frank rejected Bush administration and Congressional Republican efforts for the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis. Under the plan a new agency would have been created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry. "These two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis," Frank said. He added, "The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing." (from Wikipedia, Barney Frank, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee).

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Posted by: NoBama for President... | September 17, 2008 9:08 PM

Comment by Paul......Just another American Female that votes for another Female candidate for President due to the sole issue of gender. The first female candidate is defeated (Hillary) and she switches to Palin. What an idiot. God help America if this is the way some Women vote for President.

Posted by: paul


Hillary was not defeated, she quit, and then turned on her supporters on the floor along with organizers to tell women to "silence" or be silenced.Women will not follow that leader.

Hillary should not be bearing forward the ornate chariot of the Messiah male (requiring no resume), who proclaims he is black with big ears to get votes. She is acting as a memeber of Harem Scarem mush team along with Sebelius and Nepalitano.
How humiliating for the bone they will be thrown.

Women wanted to support the party of Change, which is a woman in the Whitehouse.
Now there will be.
Palin 2008


Posted by: dotty | September 17, 2008 9:02 PM

Who is she? O man! I will my sleep because who ever she is will not support Obama, please give me a break, everything is news for you guys, if she like can go and support Putin we care less, she is nobody, and we don't want to know.

Posted by: dennis | September 17, 2008 9:01 PM

Memo to JakeD: I think anybody who is married to a British Peer qualifies as an effing aristocrat, you moron.

Posted by: John Brisker | September 17, 2008 8:58 PM

Wow, McCain got endorsed by somebody named de Rothschild who owns a big estate in England. That's really going to enhance his credentials as a working class populist, isn't it?

Posted by: Patrick | September 17, 2008 8:55 PM

I just saw her interview on CNN. She really looked bitter, detached from that middle class she said she grew up in, and frankly a little small when she refused to answer Campbell's questions. I'm glad she's not supporting Obama. One less rich disingenuous person saying they care about the middle class.

Posted by: enlightened | September 17, 2008 8:53 PM

She has a vested interest in McCain winning so she does not get her rich white butt taxed more.

Posted by: swd | September 17, 2008 8:44 PM

She may have registered as a Democrat but she is far from being a true Democrat! A Democrat stands no matter what .she is what I call a trader. So deal with it.She should have registered as an Independant if she wanted to go to the other side :) sues them for what ?telling the truth? im sure they are shaking in their shoe!!! Not

Posted by: beth | September 17, 2008 8:38 PM

Gold prices had their biggest one day rise in history.

Today money fleeing the equity markets went by the tens of billions into 3 month Treasury bills - at ZERO percent interest - just looking for a safe place.

WHERE IS OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT?

Are you waiting for Jesus?

Posted by: toritto | September 17, 2008 8:35 PM

Actually, she is an aristocrat - a Baroness, to be precise. Her husband is British.

Posted by: El Bruce | September 17, 2008 8:33 PM

The equity markets have lost over a trillion dollars in value over the last three days.

Two major mortgage lenders, Countrywide and Indymac are gone.

The two largest mortgage intermediaries, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been taken over by the government.

Three of the five giant investment banks on Wall Street no longer exist as independent entities.

The largest insurer in the world got an $85 billion loan from the Fed today. It had been unable secure it in the private sector.

Hundreds of billions of dollars of home value has evaporated.

We have an enormous federal budget deficit and external debt which can only be financed by foreign lenders.

Today we saw the largest one day increase in gold prices in history.

Today we saw hundreds of billions of dollars fleeing the equity markets into 3 month treasury bills at ZERO interest, looking only for safety.

We are witnessing the impoverisment of America.

The Republican Party, which enabled all of this with their deregulation pipe-dreams now suddenly are for re-regulation.

The media was talking about lipstick and celebrity until last weekend.

Half of America thinks the world was created 7,000 years ago and are waiting for the rapture.

Where is our President?

....and this Party wants 4 more years??

Posted by: toritto | September 17, 2008 8:32 PM

It's the anti-Arianna! RUN!

But seriously, I'm sure that Lady de Rothschild will find the Republican party completely devoid of any of that "elitism" stuff which her Ladyship finds so distasteful...

Posted by: El Bruce | September 17, 2008 8:32 PM

OBAMA ELITIST??? SHE would know!

CLEARLY she's a closet racist.

Posted by: OBAMA/BIDEN '08!! | September 17, 2008 8:31 PM

her money, she can vote however she wants, but I'll cancel her vote with mine, go President Obama!
Seems that Ms. Rothschild votes for candidates based strictly on their anatomy. Odd.

Posted by: Ron Sampson | September 17, 2008 8:12 PM

Vanpek and daver:

Keep it up (please ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 8:10 PM

She said he is elite, but she married Aristocrat!!! What a joke.

Posted by: T.L. | September 17, 2008 8:08 PM

BOBSTER:

You don't want to "insult" Ronald Reagan (he's dead BTW), but you "insult" every woman who has changed her mind / suffered from PMS?

JakeR and Dendroica:

There are plenty of attorneys who would file this libel suit. There is simply NO American "aristocracy" and (as is obvious from the comments here) was intended to defame. I don't think she'd even qualify as a "public figure" either.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 8:07 PM

nIf you as a woman, were a Hillary Clinton supporter and now you are thinking to give your vote to the McCain Palin gang, with all due respect you are not a DEMOCRAT, you are a SEXIST and most of all you are an IDIOT.

Posted by: Vanpek | September 17, 2008 8:06 PM

Posted by: thinker08 | September 17, 2008 7:26 PM
There will be many more Hillary supporter crossing over to the McCain/Palin ticket ... for many reasons: Here's five of them.
1. Obama just "talks" and makes empty promises.
2. The women of this country are fed up with the sexist, biased, liberal media trying to influence their vote.
3. Obama's choice for VP has shown that he can not make wise decisions. Hillary Clinton was clearly the stronger candidate and a better choice.
4. Obama's attacks on Sarah Palin has shown just how disrespectful he is of women in general.
5. His association with criminals (Rezko), with racists (Wright) and terrorists (Ayers) is very telling of who Obama really is.

1-OBAMA TALKS AND EXPLAINS, WE THINK IT'S McCAIN THAT TALKS AND NO EXPLANATION. NOT NEEDED AT ALL, BECASUE WE HEARD IT FROM GEORGE BUSH EVERY FOR YEARS. SAME THING OVER AND OVER.

2-WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY FED UP WITH McCAIN AND PALIN MENTIONING HILLARY CLINTON MORE THAN GEORGE BUSH, AND THEY ARE DISSGUSTED OF OBVIOUS REASON McCAIN GOT HIMSELF CHICK AS VP.

3-OBAMA PICKED JOE BIDEN BECAUSE JOE BIDEN DOESN'T HAVE PROBLEMS LIKE HILLARY CLINTON DOES. AND McCAIN PICKING "ZERO KNOWLEDGE" SARAH PALIN SHOWS US HOW BAD DECISION MAKER HE IS AND HIS SUPPORT FOR BUSH SHOWS US THAT "HE IS OUT OF TOUCH".

4-OBAMA SPEAKS THE TRUTH OF PALIN. THOSE WHO THINK IT'S PRIVATE MATTER, GOOD LUCK, WOMEN WANNA KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HER, BUT McCAIN AND PALIN ARE QUIET ABOUT HER LIFE.

5-OBAMA GOT RID OF HIS ZERO INLUENCE CRIMINALS, McCAIN AND PALIN ARE STILL SURROUNDED WITH CROOKED LOBYISTS AND LOBYISTS ARE TELLING THEM HOW TO RUN THEIR CAMPAIGN AND PALIN STILL HAS LEGAL PROBLEMS IN ALASKA THAT JUST WONT GO AWAY.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 17, 2008 8:04 PM

Unfortunately, there are far more ignorant and uneducated women who are registered Democrats. This has always been the case. This is why Bill Clinton got a 60+ percent approval from them while he was molesting Democrat women and destroying them as president. An analogy is a herd of cattle being driven over a cliff by male Democrat range riders.
Liberal women seem to enjoy receiving degrading behavior from their Demo-masters.
Now that the Democrat media has branded Forester an aristocrat, McCain will only peel off another handful of Hillary women.
Most liberal women will follow behind Obama faithfully picking up his messes as they did for BC. They will attack Palin like she-dogs on steroids and do exactly as they are told by NOW, the liberal media, and Obama operatives.
The women's movement ended long ago when lesbians and lefties hijacked NOW.
All that is left, no punn intended, are the less educated, easily manipulated women.
The strong all-American women will support Palin against the James Carville types. They understand what is happening to Palin because they have seen it all through time. They will hold their fire for the voting booth....
McCain and Palin are going to win the election without most liberal women. Liberal women are Obama's women. Like most African Americans, they will go faithfully to the polls and do exactly as they are told to do. After all, they must!

Posted by: Matoosa Ferrera | September 17, 2008 7:59 PM

I suppose one name we can longer give her is "Democrat". So, let us all call her a "Republican" from now on. She now represents everything that the Republicans have given to us over the last 8 years - wars and economic chaos.

Posted by: daver | September 17, 2008 7:55 PM

I just do not understand why this woman who has never had to work a day in her life and never will should affect the way a hard working American looks at this election. This womans family has made money off of poor people for ever. They had an empire in Europe at one time and have their hands in political decisions all over the world. Sorry people they are only as important as you let them be, so just stop! It really is that easy.

Posted by: Hideaway22 | September 17, 2008 7:54 PM

"Cindy McCain's father made that money the old fashioned way: HE EARNED IT!"

AND
Cindy McCain's husband also made the money the old fashioned way... HE MARRIED IT!!... that is, after dumping Carol.

Posted by: 876jnr | September 17, 2008 7:49 PM

> the United States does not grant titles of nobility.

Right. That's why she gets hers from Europe.

Posted by: JakeR | September 17, 2008 7:46 PM

Notes:
1) She can't sue the paper for calling her an "aristocrat"- there is no libel involved. In case you didn't know this, that family was not just "aristocratic" in the past, but actual royalty. But that was in another country; JakeD it seems doesn't understand that the US is not the only nation on earth.

2) As is clear to anyone with a pulse and honesty, Hillary's policies are almost to the letter the same as Obama's. So a vote for Obama will in most likelihood deliver a presidency that is for all intents and purposes the same as one would have been for her. But a vote for McCain would be the polar opposite. Are we living in a nation where ideas count, or are we in a "cult of personality" banana-republic? Judging by the last 8 years, I think the latter.

3) McCain has on several occasions stated his utter ignorance on economics, and as recently as Monday stated the economy was strong. 24 hours later, the fastest flip-flop in history.

Posted by: Dendroica | September 17, 2008 7:45 PM

> The women of this country are fed up with the sexist, biased, liberal media trying to influence their vote.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

Let those sexists have what for!

Posted by: Joe | September 17, 2008 7:45 PM

Lets not get carried away!! McCain is not Reagan, not even close. Reagan was much smarter than this. Don't insult Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 17, 2008 7:44 PM

"Remember all the Reagan Democrats? They weren't a "joke" were they?"

---
Not a joke... just misguided, mostly uneducated Democrats who voted against their own interests by voting for an Administration that took money from the middle class to pay for the tax cuts that would benefit the wealthy. About that time we saw the last days of organized labor and pensions disappear.... except for the pensions in Washington. NOW we have McCain who wants to screw workers out of their health insurance.. again, for the benefit of corporations.
So.. the GOP calls the Democrats health insurance proposal socialized medicine. Strange how the same plan is called a group plan for members of Congress... but socialized medicine for you and me.

Posted by: 876jnr | September 17, 2008 7:38 PM

McCain was the only candidate that would give her the royal treatment, She wanted special treatment, McCain agreed if she would call him elitist and out of touch. She having no honor and McCain having groveled she spoke about him being out of touch as if the baroness knew anything about rural Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 7:33 PM

There will be many more Hillary supporter crossing over to the McCain/Palin ticket ... for many reasons: Here's five of them.

1. Obama just "talks" and makes empty promises.

2. The women of this country are fed up with the sexist, biased, liberal media trying to influence their vote.

3. Obama's choice for VP has shown that he can not make wise decisions. Hillary Clinton was clearly the stronger candidate and a better choice.

4. Obama's attacks on Sarah Palin has shown just how disrespectful he is of women in general.

5. His association with criminals (Rezko), with racists (Wright) and terrorists (Ayers) is very telling of who Obama really is.

Posted by: thinker08 | September 17, 2008 7:26 PM

It must be PMS! We will have to wait a week to see is she gonna change her mind or not.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 17, 2008 7:24 PM

I really hope the American people are not so shallow to defect to the McCain Palin ticket because of Gender alone! With the country on the brink of economic collapse, it is absurd that we are even discussing gender or race as a meaningful reason to pick ANY side! The Republican economic philosophy has failed! Imagine if Bush would have had his way and privitized Social Security (which McCain supported), where would we be? I send a plea to all Americans... Educate yourselves, look beyond the petty distractions and focus on the issues. We cannot keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result! We need fundamental change in economic policy!

Posted by: Dale | September 17, 2008 7:21 PM

Defector? Naw, she was a mole. This woman is an elite that belongs next to McCain on the great Republican "Platform de Rothschilds". Its like fine wine to the wealthy is the Republican brand. So elite, you must be in the $100 million plus wealth category and have at least enough homes that you forget where some of them are.....

Posted by: Paul Stewart | September 17, 2008 7:19 PM

Vote for Obama and you will have DESTROYED Hilary's chance at becoming President!!

Consider this:
If you elect Obama for 2008 , Hillary CAN'T RUN IN 2012!! The incumbent always runs for their party in reelection.

Hillary will then be 69 when she gets a chance to run as democrat. Then people will call her old(like they do McCain who is 72) and she will NEVER become President.

Reagan was 69 when he got elected but he wasn't trying to break the glass ceiling at the same time.

So if you care at all about Hillary, you will VOTE AGAINST Obama this time around. Plus, you will break the glass ceiling and Hillary WILL BE THERE in 2012!!

Think about it!! It makes sense!!

If you support Hillary, YOU MUST VOTE AGAINST OBAMA!!!

Posted by: Eric | September 17, 2008 7:14 PM

Asper Female,

Cindy McCain's father made that money the old fashioned way: HE EARNED IT! Cindy McCain has done so much charitable work around the world that the rest of us should be ashamed. What is your point? Other than to show you are another angry loser who's not getting it done and needs to vent against conservatives who work hard every day.

Posted by: ken | September 17, 2008 7:13 PM

reading these comments made by people who live in this great country and making Obama's middle name a sin? i'm an asian-american and i say the race will very much affect the outcome of this presidential election because many people cannot accept any race running the White House other than their own race.
why is it that when African Americans voted for Caucasian Americans in previous elections no one accuse them of voting by race? and now, they want to vote for an African American (he is 1/2 Caucasian) and they are accused of favoring their own race. who's truly playing the race card? that's ok, we'll bear our own consequences and see how the other politically matured nations view us in a new perspective.
national security? we have internal national security problem ourselves, so divided within.

Posted by: abc | September 17, 2008 7:11 PM

Just another American Female that votes for another Female candidate for President due to the sole issue of gender. The first female candidate is defeated (Hillary) and she switches to Palin. What an idiot. God help America if this is the way some Women vote for President.

Posted by: paul | September 17, 2008 7:09 PM

Obama's accomplishments: sink Hillary's chance for president, helped slum lord in exchange for a sweet mortgage deal, idolizes a pastor who is calling upon god to erase our country, spends exorbitant amounts of money for a britney spears stage and football stadium just to give a mediocre speech.


McCain / Palin will turn our country around and Break the glass ceiling while they're at it. Plus they'll give Hillary another chance in 2012.

Hillary voters consider this: if you elect Obama, Hillary CAN'T RUN IN 2012

Hillary will then be 69 when she gets a chance to run as democrat and people will try to cal her old like they do McCain.

So if you care at all about Hillary, you will VOTE AGAINST Obama this time around.

Posted by: Jim | September 17, 2008 7:08 PM

BOBSTER:

More of her biography (and pictures) here:

http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=1702

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 7:08 PM

i bet she will host a 28k a plate fundraiser

Posted by: poverty | September 17, 2008 7:07 PM

bgjd1979:

She made her money the old fashioned way -- so only married a "de Rothschild" in 2000 -- of course, she's only ONE Democrat out of millions who will be voting for McCain. Remember all the Reagan Democrats? They weren't a "joke" were they?

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 7:03 PM

It is particularily a joke on a day McCain is trying mightly to convince working people he is fighting for them.

Posted by: bgjd1979 | September 17, 2008 7:03 PM

Excuse Lady D,

Could you please pass the Grey Poupon

Posted by: vicryl | September 17, 2008 7:02 PM

MissPiggy:

Better check the tower for your clearance.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 7:01 PM

Come on Jake, for someone named "Rothchild" to call anyone in the world "elitist" is absurd, no matter how you define elitist. Her comments are the joke of the month.

Posted by: bgjd1979 | September 17, 2008 7:01 PM

Exit polling in 2004 showed that 11% of Democrats voted for Bush -- that's over six million right there -- McCain will certainly get more than that this time around.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/US/P/00/epolls.0.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 7:00 PM

McCain will in this ellection!!!!!!


(((((WHEN PIGS WITH LIPSTICK FLY))))

Posted by: ^^^MissPiggy>>> | September 17, 2008 7:00 PM

This is the best thing can happen for Hillary! HOORAY!!!

Palin vs. Hillary 2012!!!


ACTION VS. PROMISES

Posted by: Mike | September 17, 2008 7:00 PM

BOBSTER:

She's not the first (you missed the McCain ad with another Hillary supporter last month?). She won't be the last. There will be literally MILLIONS of McCain Democrats.

After you read her biography, let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:59 PM

"You mean like with global warming being a result of human activity?"

Lol. Republicans don't have to spin this one. AGW is based on dubious science including unrealistic positive feedback mechanisms. Did you hear the report where the "worst case scenario" for sea level rise has been axed to 1/3 what is was before? I love how a scientific THEORY when questioned is responded to with non-scientific means like "flat earth society" and "the debate is over." We'll see how the whole corrupt carbon credit wealth redistribution AGW works out and the liberals who fell for it will feel like suckers.


"Or weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?"

This was a bipartisan and international mistake. Saddam himself gave the image of having WMDs to intimidate neighboring countries and groups like the Kurds.

www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:59 PM

Obama has Barbara and George, McCain has Jon Voight and Robert Duvall, who attended McCain's party in Beverly Hills a few weeks ago. Each has his celebrities, Obama's are just a little less over the hill.

Posted by: bgjd1979 | September 17, 2008 6:57 PM

She's obvously just the latest thrown under the bus by Obama. This happened in spite of her years of dedication and support of the Democratic Party. Of course, her mistake was that she didn’t follow along with the Party intentions of declaring Barack HUSSEIN Obama as Messiah.

If you would have been following political news, this would not be such a shocker though. In July, she announced that she was meeting with John McCain to determine if she could support him for the Presidency.

As is evidenced by the comments here and in any other website that mentions Rothschild’s comments about Obama’s ‘elistism’, she is being raked over the coals for those comments as well as her support of McCain. Apparently, a lot of people don’t have a good understanding of what elitism means in this context. Briefly, it has to do with the fundamental philosophy of elitists that there are people who are in a ‘ruling class’ and the rest are the ‘unwashed masses’. This ‘ruling class’ dictates to the masses how to live their lives under the belief that they can’t make good decisions on their own. For instance, legislating how much fat you can eat, what schools you can go to, how you should raise your kids, etc. In that sense, Obama IS an elitist. It has nothing to do with money.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild Biography:

Lynn Forester was born on July 2, 1954 in Oradell, New Jersey. She is 54-years-old. She is the daughter of John K. and Annabelle Forester. She is a graduate of Pomona College and, in 1979, graduated from the Columbia Law School. She left her prestegious law firm career to become a telecommunications entrepreneur (she worked hard to become the founder and co-chairman of FirstMark Communications).

Here's her full quote about Obama in context:

“This is a hard decision for me personally because, frankly, I don’t like him. I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.”

Sounds reasonable to me.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:57 PM

"Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild"

WOOOW!!! First one that switched to McCain's campaign! Good job McCain campaign, after so many tries, you got ONE. My hat is off to you.

Who is this lady by the way, I have never heard of her?

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 17, 2008 6:56 PM

"That's what happens when the majority party tries passing laws completely on its own. Democrats have been negotiating behind closed doors and coming out with a bill to put to a vote not even allowing republicans a chance to add amendments. Their latest energy sham bill did the same thing."

The democrats went out of their way to change the absolute shutting out of the other party that the Republicans made the cornerstone of their legislative strategy. Shutting out the lights on Democrats trying to shine light on anything, midnight votes to hide despicable legislation from view, and shutting down any attempts to put amendments on bills. Blaming the democrats for what republicans do is what, well, republicans do.

Posted by: Strange Days | September 17, 2008 6:50 PM

"Deny, spin, change the subject, etc etc and when someone has conclusive proof you have no way of denying or sidestepping only then be honest about what you really think about things like bipartisanship."

You mean like with global warming being a result of human activity?

Like evolution being somehow under question by any reasonable scientific source?

Like some market regulations being a good thing?

Like hiring cronies instead of people with an appropriate background being a bad thing?

Or weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

Deny, spin, change subject, lie: these are the hallmarks of the Bush administration. They are the definition in total of, how shall we say, "The Bush Doctrine".

Posted by: Strange Days | September 17, 2008 6:47 PM

judymvincent:

You are aware that "de Rothschild" is her married name, right?

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:47 PM

Barack Oabam doesn't need endorsements from rich socialites like De Rothchild. Barack Obama fights for regular people like Barbara Streisand and George Clooney.

Posted by: Freedom Fighter | September 17, 2008 6:47 PM

bgjd1979:

Too bad we can't agree on who the American people will decide that will be ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:46 PM

Back to the subject at hand, is Lady Rothchild one of the "working people" McCain is saying he os working for?

And to JakeD, I too believe the American voters will recognize who is the real elitist. Finally something we agree on.

Posted by: bgjd1979 | September 17, 2008 6:43 PM

""I love bringing out the real attitudes and viewpoints of liberals."

Too bad you've never succeeded in doing so, but you're delusional, so you'd hardly notice. Rock on, dude."

I did bring out one of the true attitudes. Deny, spin, change the subject, etc etc and when someone has conclusive proof you have no way of denying or sidestepping only then be honest about what you really think about things like bipartisanship.

Palin has also brought out a lot of the real attitudes. "The small town flyover country hicks need to realize they are quaint and out of touch and the enlightened liberals in NYC, LA and DC need to make their decisions for them." There is a large percentage of liberals in a nutshell. Have fun saying President McCain on November 5th (or maybe later I bet the democrats try to litigate their way into office again this year).

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:35 PM

"Coming from the side of the aisle that sometime back in June had racked up 77 filibusters, shattering the all time record for a two year session... I wonder how high they will drive it."

That's what happens when the majority party tries passing laws completely on its own. Democrats have been negotiating behind closed doors and coming out with a bill to put to a vote not even allowing republicans a chance to add amendments. Their latest energy sham bill did the same thing.

Both parties play games when they're in the majority but the democrats are playing it worse than usual; probably because they're still crabby about FAIRLY losing the 2000 and 2004 elections. Waaahhhhh

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:31 PM

"We simply don't like him,"whined the duchess as she sipped her vintage Merlot from an 800 year old crystal glass. I'm sure Obama will be crushed that Ms hoity toity don't like him.

Posted by: J. Woode | September 17, 2008 6:29 PM

I don't know why people are surprised, or why this is even a story. Maybe she is doing this because she makes more than $250,000? And she does not believe in social welfare? Or what the republicans call Socialism?

The system is broken...rewarding the rich hoping that it will trickle down to benefit the rest of the middle class is a pipe dream..it does not work.

Get over it Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild....the revolution has begun.

Posted by: Andy | September 17, 2008 6:26 PM

"Lol and it is attitudes like yours that are causing the gridlock in washington."

Coming from the side of the aisle that sometime back in June had racked up 77 filibusters, shattering the all time record for a two year session... I wonder how high they will drive it.

"I love bringing out the real attitudes and viewpoints of liberals."

Too bad you've never succeeded in doing so, but you're delusional, so you'd hardly notice. Rock on, dude.

Posted by: Strange Days | September 17, 2008 6:25 PM

They married in 2000.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:21 PM

White privilege is when your name is Lynn Forester de Rothschild and you think Democratic nominee Barack Obama is "arrogant" and "has a problem connecting with average Americans." This is code for saying Obama is "uppity" and that "white folks won't vote for him".

Yeah white people always "speak in code." Don't forget about how we get white VIP cards that get us into everywhere for free along with our social security cards. We also have secret handshakes and have developed secretive ESP for communicating to screw over black people when they're in earshot.

Grow up, get over your mental problems and quit taking out your own insecurities with racism.

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:19 PM

judymvincent:

You are aware that's her married name, right?

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:18 PM

anonymous,

great grammar!
now, take your ritalin and plan where you're going to move. clearly, you don't want to leave in the U.S. the rest of your life - you'll flip your lid. It was probably good to go by anonymous otherwise the fbi and cia would be looking for you (probably already are, at least in your paranoid world.

Posted by: kev | September 17, 2008 6:18 PM

"On the bipartisan front, the washington times did an analysis based on voting records and bill sponsorships and determined McCain is much more bipartisan in practice. Some of us aren't surprised.

And why should we be? Sen. McCain recognizes that the Democrats have better ideas than those of his own party.

Posted by: Anonymous"

Lol and it is attitudes like yours that are causing the gridlock in washington. I love bringing out the real attitudes and viewpoints of liberals.

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:12 PM


White privilege is when your name is Lynn Forester de Rothschild and you think Democratic nominee Barack Obama is "arrogant" and "has a problem connecting with average Americans." This is code for saying Obama is "uppity" and that "white folks won't vote for him".

White privilege is when your last name is de Rothschild and you split your time living in London and New York. How the hell does she know what "average Americans" think?

White privilege is someone with the last name of de Rothschild who splits her time between London and the United States calling a black man "arrogant" because he has the audacity of hope to run for president of the United States.

White privilege is someone with the last name of de Rothschild who splits her time between London and the United States calling a black man "arrogant" because he beat the Clinton machine.

Who is arrogant? Who is elitist? McCain!

Posted by: judymvincent | September 17, 2008 6:11 PM

I trust the American people to decide who is the elitist.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 6:11 PM

"Sandra S:
I too want a FAIR election! Therefore, we should be more concerned about Obuma's extensive past experience and expertise in Chicago party politics of putting dead people on voter rolls!

Posted by: DCinColo"

Yep I love how they omit one of the things Barack was a "community organizer" including providing legal representation for was ACORN who is repeatedly including this year investigated for voter fraud.


Barack was a community organizer for a Chicago slum that got worse during his "help" and for a far left liberal group that specializes in voter fraud. Real nice.

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:10 PM

Big surprise. An "aristocrat" supporting the party of feudalism.

Posted by: mnjam | September 17, 2008 6:07 PM

On the bipartisan front, the washington times did an analysis based on voting records and bill sponsorships and determined McCain is much more bipartisan in practice. Some of us aren't surprised.

And why should we be? Sen. McCain recognizes that the Democrats have better ideas than those of his own party.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 6:07 PM

Yes, JD, she was a gold-digger who already had a fortune! Nothing elitist about that, mind you.

Posted by: d_in_laurel | September 17, 2008 6:04 PM

Let's see...whose the elitist again?...oh yeah, Barack Obama....HAHAHA!!!


McCain in April declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, was back with the campaign last week.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay.


In his defense, McCain's shocking tone-deafness may just be a matter of perspective. When you're as well off as he is, anything below a $5 million income (a figure exceeding that earned on average by the top 0.1% of Americans) seems middle class.


*The $100 Million Man*
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.


*The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership*
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.


*The Anheuser-Busch Windfall*
As it turns out, the beauty of globalization is in the eye of the beholder. While John McCain apparently played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock. Amazingly, while Missouri's politicians of both parties lined up to try to block the sale, John McCain held a fundraiser in the Show Me State even as the In Bev deal was being finalized.


*McCain's $370,000 Personal Tax Break*
Earlier this year, the Center for American Progress analyzed John McCain's tax proposals. The conclusion? McCain's plan is radically more regressive than even that of President Bush, delivering 58% of its benefits to the wealthiest 1% of American taxpayers. McCain's born-again support for the Bush tax cuts has one additional bonus for Mr. Straight Talk: the McCains would save an estimated $373,000 a year.


*Paying Off $225,000 Credit Card Debt - Priceless*
That massive windfall from his own tax plan will come in handy for John McCain. As was reported in June, the McCains were carrying over $225,000 in credit card debt. The American Express card - don't leave your homes without it.


*Charity Begins at Home*
As Harpers documented earlier this year, the McCains are true believers in the old saying that charity begins at home:
.
Between 2001 and 2006, McCain contributed roughly $950,000 to [their] foundation. That accounted for all of its listed income other than for $100 that came from an anonymous donor. During that same period, the McCain foundation made contributions of roughly $1.6 million. More than $500,000 went to his kids' private schools, most of which was donated when his children were attending those institutions. So McCain apparently received major tax deductions for supporting elite schools attended by his children.
.
Ironically, the McCain campaign last week blasted Barack Obama for having attended a private school in Hawaii on scholarship. That attack came just weeks after John McCain held an event at his old prep school, Episcopal High, an institution where fees now top $38,000 a year.


*Private Jet Setters*
As the New York Times detailed back in April, John McCain enjoyed the use of his wife's private jet for his campaign, courtesy of election law loopholes he helped craft. Despite the controversy, McCain continued to use Cindy's corporate jet. For her part, Cindy McCain says that even with skyrocketing fuel costs, "in Arizona the only way to get around the state is by small private plane."


*Help on the Homefront*
In these tough economic times, the McCains are able to stretch their household budget. As the AP reported in April, "McCain reported paying $136,572 in wages to household employees in 2007. Aides say the McCains pay for a caretaker for a cabin in Sedona, Ariz., child care for their teenage daughter, and a personal assistant for Cindy McCain."


*Well-Heeled in $520 Shoes*
If clothes make the man, then John McCain has it made. As Huffington Post noted in July, "He has worn a pair of $520 black leather Ferragamo shoes on every recent campaign stop - from a news conference with the Dalai Lama to a supermarket visit in Bethlehem, PA." It is altogether fitting that McCain wore the golden loafers during a golf outing with President George H.W. Bush in which he rode around in cart displaying the sign, "Property of Bush #41. Hands Off."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N38Ug_ugzXs
.

Posted by: Asper Female | September 17, 2008 6:04 PM

Sandra S:
I too want a FAIR election! Therefore, we should be more concerned about Obuma's extensive past experience and expertise in Chicago party politics of putting dead people on voter rolls!

Posted by: DCinColo | September 17, 2008 6:03 PM

Yes, JD, she was a gold-digger who already had a fortune! Nothing elitist about that, mind you.

Posted by: d_in_laurel | September 17, 2008 6:03 PM

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are at the base of a lot of these problems and guess the party who got the majority of the contributions from them? Democrats. Guess who's campaign a former CEO is working for? Obama. Obama has received 6X the contributions from them over 3 years than McCain has since they were formed.

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 6:03 PM

For the record, Lynn Forester was born in Oradell, New Jersey -- she's an AMERICAN CITIZEN -- and made her money as a lawyer and entrepreneur (she worked hard to become the founder and co-chairman of FirstMark Communications):

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2000/10/16/289606/index.htm

She only married the Brit after that.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:48 PM
---------
I am currently a carpet salesman from Perth Amboy New Jersey...And tomorrow I wake up and find that I am Barron von Heinrich Freundenheimer de Schnikelfritzen and I support John McCain because he ain't no elitist

Give me break Jake...Barack Obama is raised by a single mom. Becomes successful by using his own intelligence and drive. He becomes a community organizer in down-trodden areas of Chicago and then he is labeled an elitist. Give me a F-ing break.

Posted by: :-) | September 17, 2008 5:59 PM

"Cyros you fool. Do you really think there is no evidence that speculation drove up oil prices? How about all the hedge funds that had to sell oil futures in the past two weeks to ward off liquidity problems? That wouldn't have any impact on oil prices falling would it?

Posted by: Politicus"

Just keep on believing the hype. If you are referring to the "60 billion added to the market and 39 billion removed" think for a minute about the cost of oil at the start at the peak and now. How about actually reading the articles from the CFTC not from the Virgin Island hedge fund manager who has vested interests in the airline industry.

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 5:54 PM

Honestly, it's getting harder and harder to keep up with all of the lies that come out of John McCain's mouth.

Here's McCain's Latest Lie:

"Two years ago, I warned that the oversight of Fannie and Freddie was terrible, that we were facing a crisis because of it, or certainly serious problems," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CBS this morning. "The influence that Fannie and Freddie had in the inside the Beltway, old boy network, which led to this kind of corruption is unacceptable and I warned about it a couple of years ago."
.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/despite-claims.html
.

And here is "straight- takin'" John McCain 10 months ago when asked about the subprime mortgage crisis:

"But so, in this whole new derivative stuff, and SIBs and all of this kind of new ways of packaging mortgages together and all that is something that frankly I don’t know a lot about. [...]"
"But I don’t know of hardly anybody, with the exception of a handful, that said ‘wait a minute, this thing is getting completely out of hand and is overheating."
"So, I’d like to tell you that I did anticipate it, but I have to give you straight talk, I did not."


I'm starting to lose track of all of these mavericky flip-flops from McCain and as usual our corporate media Republican water carriers won't report it because their job is to take every situation that arises in this Presidential race and ask:
"How is this good for McCain and how is this bad for Obama"?.


McCain Lies, it's part of his campaign strategy and here's the documentation of his lies:
.
http://mccainpedia.org/index.php/Count_the_Lies
.

Posted by: ace mcfunkenstein | September 17, 2008 5:53 PM

How much of this vitriol is intended to "send a message" to any other prominent Democrat thinking of endorsing McCain? She has FREEDOM OF SPEECH, right? Luckily, we also have the secret ballot box in this country.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:52 PM

tony,
carly fiorina said john mccaine cannot be a ceo, obama cannot be a ceo, biden and palin can't be ceo's. But cherry picking and taking things out of context is ok, right?
I'm tired of being called a racist because I support McCain. Are the 98% of black folks supporting Obama racists? Also, it doesn't matter how old Barak was when Ayers was bombing places. Ayers says he wished he had done more and Barak is tied to him.

Posted by: ken | September 17, 2008 5:52 PM

For the record, Lynn Forester was born in Oradell, New Jersey -- she's an AMERICAN CITIZEN -- and made her money as a lawyer and entrepreneur (she worked hard to become the founder and co-chairman of FirstMark Communications):

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2000/10/16/289606/index.htm

She only married the Brit after that.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:48 PM

And even more material for the late-night comedy shows..

Keep them coming John..Keep them coming.

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, wife of British banking scion Sir Evelyn de Rothschild.

PrrrrHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: :-) | September 17, 2008 5:47 PM

All white democrats who chose to vote for McCane are realy racist.That is a proven fact.

Posted by: JOJO | September 17, 2008 5:46 PM

she is portrayed as an aristocrat when supporting a republican but what about the fund raiser obama had with all the movie stars. Are they not aristocrats as well. why the double standard? This is not a journalist.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:29

Dear Anonymous, Do you even know the definition of an Aristocrat? According to my Webster's dictionary an aristocrat is a member of the aristocracy, esp: noble. Many (not all) in Hollywood are "new money", new money is not part of the nobility. And other than a few British actors who the Queen of England has knighted, none of Hollywood's "elite" are part of the nobility. When your name is Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild by any standard you would be an aristocrat.

Posted by: IA Dem | September 17, 2008 5:46 PM

Sandra S:

Rock the Vote (Part II) will fail too.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:44 PM

I wonder if Sir John de Mentia McCain and Lady Sarah Louise Heath Palin will be dining with Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild before speaking at an outdoor rally in Muskingum Ohio

Posted by: :-) | September 17, 2008 5:43 PM

There are over 11 million more registered Democrats than Republicans, not including the millions of new young voters recruited by Obama over the past year and a half. The important thing is to vote on November 4, check your ballot before leaving the polling place to ensure it represents how you voted; and to report immediately any evidence of obstruction, intimidation or harrassmen by neocon thugs.

Posted by: Sandra S | September 17, 2008 5:42 PM

Yeah, so what, she just wanted her name in the News, to say look at me, maybe cause she is getting older, and needs more botox injections.

The only real reason Republicans trash Democrats is cause they know with all the studies the American people do better under Democrats, even the rich.

Also she should just shut up, after all they are not clean of crimes, ripping off people, slave labor, child labor, you name it, old money is dirty money. Not including murdering those against you.


Funny how rich think just cause I have money it makes me a better person.

Most likely she got some business deal from Cindy McCain's family. What goes around comes around, if she really was for Hillary she would not of made such a public announcement, nope, something else is up, more like one hand washes the other.

Don't fool yourself, she got something for this public display to prove the Rich have no loyalty to you or anyone else but


MONEY THE MIGHTY DOLLAR.

GOOD, MOST LIKELY HILLARY CANNED HER.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOOR, YOU CAN BET SHE TOOK A BRIBE.

Posted by: Free thinker | September 17, 2008 5:42 PM

Only white trash vote for McCane and Palynn.This lady is top racist we know it all!!!

Posted by: JOJO | September 17, 2008 5:41 PM

Hey mn

Nobody calls a president by their middle name you idiot! It WILL be President Obama whether you like it or not!

Your parents are racist pigs or stupid, possibly both!

Posted by: luvwknd | September 17, 2008 5:40 PM

When this woman was supporting Clinton, the media referred to her as "Lynn Forester."

Now that she's supporting McCain she's "Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild."

No media bias here.

Posted by: info | September 17, 2008 5:40 PM

Is this the Washington Times that was founded by the direction of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon in 1982? Well, thank you for sharing that right wing viewpoint.

Posted by: Sandra S | September 17, 2008 5:39 PM

Jonas:

I refuse to believe that you are African-American.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:39 PM

P.S. to pam harvey:

Exit polling in 2004 showed that 11% of Democrats voted for Bush -- that's over six million right there -- McCain will certainly get more than that this time around.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/US/P/00/epolls.0.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:38 PM

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, wife of British banking scion Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

I can't stop cracking up over these phony people. It's like out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon...You can keep-em Sir John de Mentia McCain

Posted by: :-) | September 17, 2008 5:37 PM

Cyros you fool. Do you really think there is no evidence that speculation drove up oil prices? How about all the hedge funds that had to sell oil futures in the past two weeks to ward off liquidity problems? That wouldn't have any impact on oil prices falling would it?

Posted by: Politicus | September 17, 2008 5:37 PM

If you vote for McCain you are a racist.

We are owed this presidency!!!

Posted by: Jonas | September 17, 2008 5:37 PM

Funny People! Who better to recognize those with elitist tendencies & aspirations than a true member of the social elite?
As to those who "protest too much" and site Obama's adoption of a poor woman in Alabama as his campaign mascot; which woman do you think Obama is more likely to encounter in his chosen personal & political circle of friends?
As an example: "Sep. 16: Guests arrive at Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. for a $28,500 per plate fundraiser for Barack Obama." Do you think Ms. Ledbetter was on the guest list?
Happy psychotic episodes to all you rabid Demo-or-Die folk!

Posted by: MIKE REED | September 17, 2008 5:36 PM

"when will the story about all the aristocrats who just held a fund raiser for obama"

First off, they were celebs, not aristocrats (big difference :P). Secondly, of course Obama has to have fundraisers. His campaign is funded by the people. McCain's campaign is funded by the 188 lobbyists he has on staff / backing him. McCain doesn't need fundraisers, because his pockets are lined with Corporate cash.

Posted by: Xander | September 17, 2008 5:36 PM

I hate to use the term, but after reading the post using the words "President Hussein" (it's President Obama for your information), I can honestly believe there is a category of 'trailer trash'.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:36 PM

Any registered Democrat who was once behind Hillary and now is going for McShame probably doesn't even have enough common sense to come in out of the rain. "Girl-Power" means NOTHING in politics and anybody with just a little 'intelligence' can obviously see that McShame/Putin are a losing ticket and have NO skills or business running a government! Even the Repuks backer Fiorina said neither of them could run a corporation, but then again neither could Fiorina!

Vote OBAMA IN NOVEMBER OR SUFFER MORE GWB POLICIES!

Posted by: luvwknd | September 17, 2008 5:35 PM

On the bipartisan front, the washington times did an analysis based on voting records and bill sponsorships and determined McCain is much more bipartisan in practice. Some of us aren't surprised.

washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/15/records-show-mccain-more-bipartisan/

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 5:34 PM

PGG adn Randy:

You do realize there will be some African-Americans who will vote for McCain, right? They are all "racist idiots" too?

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:34 PM

when will the story about all the aristocrats who just held a fund raiser for obama.Matthew Mosk is a huge hypocrite.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:33 PM

Repubs are desparate and angry. The polls change every day and today, your man has a thumbs down. We shall see what we shall see on November 4th. So there's no sense jumping up and down and thumbing infantile noses at anyone. I for one am betting on Obama, the leader all Americans need today.

Posted by: Sandra S | September 17, 2008 5:32 PM

My parents r life long dems are for Mccain...
can't trust a hussein.

really! think about it President Hussein!!

r we kidding ourselves.
thanks palin for joining--made it easy for all us PUMA and Hillraisers to find a home

Posted by: mn | September 17, 2008 5:32 PM

A lot of the liberal posts on here validate why the Obama campaign is using class warfare so heavily; people buy into it. The bottom feeders do because they know they're worthless and won't make it anywhere in life, and the hardworking middle class does because they can't see past the surface dollar amount and don't understand the economic ramifications of socialism. The only people that really win are the bottom feeders.

Under Obama's tax plan I would APPEAR to pay less taxes but

1. In the long run would pay for it in increased product costs, unemployment insurance do to companies cutting jobs etc

2. I am more interested in the state of the country. It does me no good to save a couple thousand dollars if the country heads downhill and all my rights are taken in the way in the name of being for my own good (democratic party way of taking control; instead of national security they use "the children", the environment, public health etc as a way of gaining control)

I also find it interesting how the "speculation issue has gone largely quiet since the CFTC report that claims it is hard to determine but it appears there is absolutely no evidence to show speculation has had any effect on oil prices.

Posted by: Cryos | September 17, 2008 5:31 PM

Lynn Forester de Rothschild is a closet racist. McCain's policies are not even close to the Democrats yet she's supporting McCain - that says a lot about her disdain of seeing a black man president.

Posted by: PGG | September 17, 2008 5:30 PM

With her fundraiser for Obama and harsh words for Sarah Palin, B. Streisand's has demonstrated that she had lost all judgment (to put it very mildly). Thanks God there are people like Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild to offset the loss.

Posted by: Peter Suares | September 17, 2008 5:30 PM

It's funny how this lady believes that Barack Obama never stood up against his own political party. I guess standing up against the Iraq war really doesn't matter. When nearly everyone in Washington, with the exception of a few from both parties (Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich), few had the courage to stand on their principles rather then stand along their political affiliations. Barack Obama made his stand clear before the war. John Maverick McCain's few stances against the GOP mean nothing to the families who have suffered losses in a war that never should have happened in the first place. Shame on any Democrat who wants to vote for McCain because Obama never went against his party. You all know he went against nearly everyone in Washington when we were swamped with propaganda against Iraq by the same people supporting McCain.

Posted by: Ron Paul Supporter | September 17, 2008 5:30 PM

As much as I hate to say this being a lifelong Democrat, but this proves some people no matter what the situation, will not vote for anyone non-white. For Rothschild to call someone an elitist is insulting. I gaurantee she's been to more country clubs and functions amongst snobs in her lifetime than Obama. Just because Hollywood supports Obama does not mean he is an elitist.

Posted by: Randy | September 17, 2008 5:30 PM

McCain: “my friends” “country first” “Stand with me”.

Alabama Governor George Wallace 1963: “I an a conservative.” “We invite the negro citizens of Alabama to work with us from his separate racial station” .

“ . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.”

“We can win. We can control the election of the president in november.”

“Our object must be our country, our whole country and nothing but our country. If we will stand together--the people of this state--the people of my state--the people throughout this great region--yes, throughout the United States--then we can be the balance of power. We can determine who will be the next president.”

Posted by: theodosia1 | September 17, 2008 5:30 PM

What a phony woman. There is not a thing real on her face.

A supporter of Hillary? Give me freaking break.

Posted by: Hal | September 17, 2008 5:30 PM

Yes. So it's a free country so far. And there are both Dems and Repubs jumping ship right and left going to the other side, depending on which candidate the media is trying to push for the day.

As Hillary said, Obama/Biden are the leaders the American people need, and this is about all of the American people, right? Not just about baronesses and pundits.

Posted by: Sandra S | September 17, 2008 5:29 PM

she is portrayed as an aristocrat when supporting a republican but what about the fund raiser obama had with all the movie stars. Are they not aristocrats as well. why the double standard? This is not a journalist.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:29 PM

Yes, vote democrat if you want the country to be a slave to the government.

Posted by: Tom | September 17, 2008 5:28 PM

pam harvey:

She SLAPPED herself in the face?! She's done more for the Democratic Party in the last 5 years than you ever will. There will be MILLIONS of McCain Democrats voting for him on Election Day.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:28 PM

Listen, we need you with the Democratic ticket this time. America needs change that will benefit everyone, and not just a few of the privileged. I encourage you to come back to the Democratic ticket and vote for Barack Obama.

Posted by: tada | September 17, 2008 5:27 PM

I don't think that there is any desparation on the side of republicans... polls are showing quite favorably on their side... and climbing.

Posted by: Tom | September 17, 2008 5:26 PM

For the last time, Lynn Forester de Rothschild is an AMERICAN CITIZEN! She married a Brit, ergo the last name and title.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:26 PM

This story is just too funny for words!

Even funnier is that the McCain folks think that this is something for them to become excited about - hints of desperation...?

Posted by: Chris | September 17, 2008 5:23 PM

It is funny that the wealthy like to use "elite" as an insult to intelligent people, while they are the ones with contempt for the average American...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:23 PM

My dad who is a life long republican is voting democrat.

Posted by: cta | September 17, 2008 5:22 PM

So, apparently she does not care about the issues, including those that Hillary cares about. She will fit right in with the McCain campaign. The McCain campaign needs another prominent female surrogate after Carly Fiorina threw McCain and Palin under the bus by saying that they cannot run a Fortune 500 company. This means that they cannot run the biggest economy in the world, the United States, either.

Posted by: tony | September 17, 2008 5:22 PM

Clearly despite the speech the Lady is NO DEMOCRAT. To state that She loves Governor Palin is a slap in the face to ALL Democratic Women. As a naturalized older woman who has dealt with discrimination based on gender I am ashamed that someone who has clearly not had to fight for woman’s rights, would support a team that does not support Special Olympics, the minimum wage,Veteran’s benefits,the separation of Church and State. A team that is shutting down investigations into abuse of power and a campaign that continues to spread lies. Honor means Honesty they go Hand in Hand.
— pam harvey

Posted by: pam harvey | September 17, 2008 5:22 PM

Debbie Pine and Lauren:

So, she's a racist idiot, huh? Every Hillary supporter who votes for McCain will be a racist idiot? Must be nice in your world.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 5:22 PM

Is she one of the Hilary supporters that Palin was brought in to attract? How many houses does she own? I'm sure her endorsement will be a big boost to the McCain camp. They must be very proud.

Posted by: Politicus | September 17, 2008 5:22 PM

Jake, you hit the nail on the head! An incumbant VP Palin running against Hillary. That certainly would further highlight the fallacy that a female conservative can't be a champion for female issues, rights, etc.

peterclark1 - well stated points!

Posted by: DCinColo | September 17, 2008 5:21 PM

They're all good little Nazi women.

Posted by: SO | September 17, 2008 5:21 PM

No what shows racism is continuing to use disproved right-wing talking points such as calling him a muslim, bringing up Ayers, etc...

Posted by: Bill | September 17, 2008 5:21 PM

Another woman voting for the wrong reasons.

Sarah Palin is a diversion to distract us from what has actually be going on these past eight years. Those of you who are even considering her, consider this:

If you would have asked her six months ago if she would be nominated for the position of VP of the US, she would have laughed at you. How ready can she possibly be?

Now the GOP are continually grooming her so that she seems ready enough to you, but she is being used to manipulate us, and it's time to wake up! Consider the following article:

This is a very interesting read concerning McCain's choice of Palin and Republican manipulation from an unusual and surprising religious perspective. I highly recommend checking it out:

http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/McCain-Hijacks-Christianity-Via-Palin.240929

Posted by: LaRae | September 17, 2008 5:20 PM

Who cares? The rich don't really care who's in power - they win either way and come out on top. She believes McCain is the better choice. It won't really affect her. If McCain wins and messes up she'll go back to Britain. If Obama wins, she'll go back to Britain. We get rid of Ms de Rothschild either way.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:19 PM

The John McCain comedy hour..

Starring

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

AND Special Guest

Sir Loin of Beef

Posted by: :-) | September 17, 2008 5:18 PM

What about The Lady Chablis of Savannah? That's an endorsement that would be worth crowing about.

Posted by: anonymice | September 17, 2008 5:17 PM

I have seen several articles/comments today regarding racism in this election. Seems to me there is reverse racism going on... implying that only a vote for Obama proves non-racism.

Posted by: Tom | September 17, 2008 5:17 PM

"Williams Ayers an unrepentant radical terrorist who bombed government buildings"

Do you racist idiots realize that this happened around 1969, when Obama was 8 years old?

Posted by: Michael | September 17, 2008 5:17 PM

*She* is calling *him* an elitest? She must really be hitting the sauce at those social parties at Martha's vinyard, or doing God knows what in London at her estate.

Anyone who summers in Martha's vineyard and winters in London has no business calling anyone else "elitist". By definition, she IS an elitist.

Posted by: RLawson | September 17, 2008 5:16 PM

peterclarke1

I would love for you to cite your sources with that information, because I noted quite a few inaccuracies there.

Posted by: Xander | September 17, 2008 5:16 PM

Well it was just a matter of time before the democrats started jumping the bandwagon of their own party onto the republican ticket. My own parents, lifelong democrats from blue-collar Youngstown, Ohio, are both voting for McCain/Palin this year... the first time they will ever vote republican.

Posted by: Tom | September 17, 2008 5:13 PM

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild!?

Are you F-ing kidding me!

Oh yeah, she sounds like your everyday suburban soccer/hockey mom trying to make ends meet.

Posted by: :-) | September 17, 2008 5:13 PM

It is astounding to me that women who supported Hilary Clinton could even phathom voting for John McCain. Never mind he made an impulsive move asking an ill-equipped person to be his running mate, never mind he is a war monger who talks about his military service yet votes against veteran’s benefits, never mind he has been desperately lying throughout this entire campaign … but what astounds me the most is his disloyalty to his own party. Now having a picture standing next to the person the party nominated, stood behind, and supported is suddenly the last person they see as an asset to their cause. Instead of saying that mistakes have been made by our party and now is the time to redirect our efforts, the McCain campaign is pretending they are not them. It reminds me when my kids were little and they would “hide” in the middle of the room saying 'you can’t see me' and we would all pretend we couldn’t find them… Playing pretend is very different then trying to deceive the American people with smoke and mirrors. The country is not as naive as it was eight years ago. If you supported Hilary, then you are smart enough to see all this yourself.

Posted by: Debbie Pine | September 17, 2008 5:12 PM

So, this just basically tells us that she's racist. Surprise, surprise. Rich white woman is a racist.

Posted by: Lauren | September 17, 2008 5:11 PM

Should something tragic happen to McCain before 2012, wouldn't a PRESIDENT Palin vs. Hillary match-up be fascinating?!

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:59 PM

well its essentially the two sides of feminism, to be equal through balancing programs that support women because they are "weaker" or to be a strong woman who makes herself equal.

idk if it would be a good race, but it would definitely show which side prevails.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:04 PM

Like her all voters should take a hard look at Barack Hussein Obama.

Besides the obvious concern about the qualifications of Obama, this election is about which way the country will go. Socialism(Democrats) or Capitalism(Republicans).

Obama plans to give your hard earned tax dollars to 100 million American who do not have to pay taxes or do not have to file taxes. This is not a tax cut but a welfare cheque. He does not want to give small or large businesses a tax break but wants to raise business and corporate taxes. This will never produce a single job. He plans to put the Unions in charge of education and increase the size of government and its control over peoples lives and earnings. He wants to renegotiate the free trade agreements, because the unions with their ever increasing demands have made it harder for American corporations and small businesses to compete with global trading partners. He wants to talk, with out any conditions to radical Muslim terrorists and dictators from Cuba, South America and Europe. He wants to jump into a new and prolonged war of 10, 15 or 25 years in Afghanistan, without any time frame or exit strategy.

Barack Hussein Obama is a lawyer with no historical perspective, but with great rhetoric and hype of hope and change. He is social worker (community organizer) and a junior legislator of less than 2 years, who votes present 40% of the time and votes 100% along party lines. He or Biden do not have the biography or experience or a record of change. No change, with zero accomplishments. Both might make better stay at home dads.

Obama’s wife until recently was not proud of America and he is connected with the corrupt Chicago Daley gang; for 20 years had an infamous racist narcissistic spiritual adviser; has close ties with two convicted felons Tony Rezko (www.suntimes.com/.../353829,CST-NWS-rez23.article) and Williams Ayers an unrepentant radical terrorist who bombed government buildings. He has never been vetted by the news media. Not the time for 4 years of on the job training program for Obama. Keep smiling…..

Posted by: peterclarke1 | September 17, 2008 5:03 PM

DCinColo:

Should something tragic happen to McCain before 2012, wouldn't a PRESIDENT Palin vs. Hillary match-up be fascinating?!

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:59 PM

For the record, Lynn Forester was born in America, and made her money as a lawyer and entrepreneur (she was the founder and co-chairman of FirstMark Communications):

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2000/10/16/289606/index.htm

She at least knows what's at stake in this election.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:56 PM

I'm beginning to wonder if all Dems have a room temperature IQ! Obviously Forester is lining up behind McCain/Palin because 1) she's smart enough to see Obuma for the fraud he is and 2) she's looking fwd to a Hillary vs McCain (or Palin) race in 4 yrs.

Posted by: DCinColo | September 17, 2008 4:54 PM

i love how people beleive that a person with money doesn't understand the average American. when these are the people who for the most part stimulate the very biggest issue of this campaign and most others in history.

Posted by: dale | September 17, 2008 4:53 PM

justadad55+

You're wrong.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:50 PM

Obama-Junkie:

Bedwetter's endorsement was old news. Keep piling on Hillary supporters though. It's very amusing.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:49 PM

Who in the hell cares. Does she feel your pain. Get a grip. I put my trust in the women and men of the true, you the people of America. Everyone has made mistakes, a few bribes, you me, everyone. Stop the crap and shut your TV off for this snotty B.
If you have not noticed, your falling apart and any future President has to change a bit for a bit for the people. McCain, just changed overnight. Call me wrong. From Canada. Do you want another 4 years of Bush. Deepest respect from Canada. Actually this pisses me off so call us Canadians what you want. Tell Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild to take a swim, a cruise, a Hike.

Posted by: justada55+ | September 17, 2008 4:49 PM

Hillary Clinton needs to call up this b@ytch and tell her in strong terms, that she's cutting off all ties to her. Otherwise, it's Hillary who gets cut off the democratic party. We all know Hillary never misses an opportunity to stab Barack in the back, while whining for our votes.

Posted by: Ben | September 17, 2008 4:41 PM

can you blame her? he outspent her 3:1 and barely won the primaries, and the super delegates STILL picked obama over her.

its a regretful decision that she hoped was beyond her parties intelligence.

Posted by: dale | September 17, 2008 4:46 PM

I LOVE IT! A RICH NY-SOCIALITE AND FORMER-HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTER WITH THE TITLE, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, is endorsing McCain.

And in response, the Obama campaign released the endorsement of Lilly Ledbetter, the Alabama woman whose fight for equal pay led her to the United States Supreme Court and inspired the 2007 fair pay legislation that bears her name -- and which McCain opposed. SWEET!

McCain is looking more and more out-of-touch with middle America than ever!


Posted by: Obama-Junkie | September 17, 2008 4:45 PM

Ben:

I'm sure she would do that, or anything else for that matter, if the Obama campaign asks her to. I think you need to stop blaming Hillary and start looking at why people feel this way about Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:44 PM

Hillary Clinton needs to call up this b@ytch and tell her in strong terms, that she's cutting off all ties to her. Otherwise, it's Hillary who gets cut off the democratic party. We all know Hillary never misses an opportunity to stab Barack in the back, while whining for our votes.

Posted by: Ben | September 17, 2008 4:41 PM

do they call her bonershrinker too?

Posted by: dick cabesa | September 17, 2008 4:41 PM

Interesting, the Post's lead campaign finance reporter is typing up this chaff while a presidential campaign is burning through millions at a record breaking pace and our financial system teeters on the brink of collapse. Our high end political discourse has become absurd and irrelevant.

Posted by: zukermand | September 17, 2008 4:37 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 searches.
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 it is already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 4:36 PM

Wealthy self-made women marries a member of the Titled European Elite. Strike one.

Bundles millions for Clinton and is a member of Democratic Party elite. Strike two.

Fails to support her Party's nominated candidate because "I don't like him. I feel like he is an elitist.". Strike three.

btw. Great column in the WaPo:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/15/AR2008091502406.html

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 17, 2008 4:35 PM

"And she has not been shy with her feelings about Obama prior to today, telling CNN weeks ago -- and without any hint of irony -- that, "frankly, I don't like him. I feel like he is an elitist.""

This is also out of line. Unprofessional and inaccurate. As I'm sure Mr Mosk is well aware, "elitist" does not mean wealthy. One must wonder why he pretends otherwise.

Posted by: zukermand | September 17, 2008 4:34 PM

RT:

I know exactly who she is -- for once, I agree with zuckermand on this -- and, the headline does not read "wife of a British Aristocrat ..."

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:33 PM

Hmmm. Maybe they should reschedule the press conference for a better day.

Am I reading into it, or do Hillary's declarations of support fall a little flat?

http://www.politicswithagrin.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Kristen | September 17, 2008 4:33 PM

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FIND OUT WHAT RON PAUL HAS SAID ABOUT SARAH PALIN.
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Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 4:31 PM

I agree, "aristocrat" is loaded and inappropriate. I'll go further and say this event does not merit even this level of coverage. What makes this newsworthy, other than the assertion of the McCain campaign and Mr Drudge, if they can be considered separate?

Posted by: zukermand | September 17, 2008 4:29 PM

Hey JakeD, she is the wife of a British Aristocrat, so therefore she is an Aristocrat. Read the whole article before commenting.

Posted by: RT | September 17, 2008 4:29 PM

ar·is·toc·ra·cy (n)

1. a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, esp. the hereditary nobility.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:28 PM

Her last name says it ALL!!!

Her family is what is WORST about America.

Worst EVEN than McCain.

Posted by: Ward6ForNow | September 17, 2008 4:28 PM

NIce bias Mosk

she's a self made business woman who married a brit.

but then , that would be a BAD headline for Obami, would n't it?

Obami lost another self made woman!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 4:28 PM

this is a short excerpt from a history on Adolph Hitler...

"Using demagogic oratory, Hitler spoke to scores of mass audiences, calling for the German people to resist the yoke of Jews and Communists, and to create a new empire which would rule the world for 1,000 years.
"

Hitler as many know was a seemingly upstanding citizen by the time he ran and won in Germany. However, he had a historical tradition of overpowering people who did not support him through intimidation tactics. During his first real campaign he did a great deal to enforce positive propaganda in his favor.


He then took Germany and the world on a ride that will not be forgotten.


Why am i telling you this? Because it was preventable to those who stood up and saw the initial signs. Beware of great speakers, as speech is more about appearance than anything else.


Because Barack Obama is assaulting our free speech. From the Pennsylvania gazette to Michelle Malkin to Stanley Kurtz, anyone who voices negative comments about Barack Obama's history or questions it at all is being attacked.


In a recent article on Michelle Malkin's website Obama sought out a help from the Department of Justice, asking the GOVERNMENT to pick his battles for him. They obviously refused as no one has convincingly been able to prove true or false on either side. However, it is necessary to understand that Obama is not even in power yet, and is already seeking the oppression of conservative talk radio, and private funded organizations with the aid of government agencies.


No matter how much you may dislike republicans, this cannot be allowed.


Don't put Hitler in power again, not when we can clearly see his intentions.


"Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it.
"

Posted by: dale | September 17, 2008 4:27 PM

zukermand:

Do you think she is an "Aristocrat"?

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:26 PM

P.S. Lilly Bedwetter's endorsement is OLD news -- she spoke at Obama's convention!!!

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:25 PM

This is a real eye opener. The Lady Forester and I have much in common and share many of the same day to day concerns and issues. Also, hers is an opinion on which I have heavily relied in the past. This will cause me to seriously reconsider my support for Sen Obama. Thank you, Washington Post!

Posted by: zukermand | September 17, 2008 4:24 PM

"Aristocrat"? Wow. Obviously can't just identify her as a Democrat because she dared call Obama an "elitist". In case you are wondering, Matthew Mosk, the United States does not grant titles of nobility. She is not an aristocrat, and I hope she sues you and your paper.

Posted by: JakeD | September 17, 2008 4:23 PM

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