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McCain Mocks Obama's Fundraiser with Streisand


John McCain and his wife Cindy are introduced to a crowd of supporters at a rally with Republican vice-presidential nominee Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin in Vienna, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2008. (Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk)

By Robert Barnes
VIENNA, Ohio -- You knew it was coming, even though it took John McCain all day to get to it.

But in an airplane hanger here, reunited with running mate Sarah Palin and in front of a boisterous crowd, McCain pointed out that Democratic rival Barack Obama's hard-edged comments about McCain and the economy came "just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand.''

For his part, McCain said, "Let me tell you, friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the hard-working men and women of Ohio.''

The $5.1 million McCain raised Monday night at a swank Miami hotel is apparently a distant memory.

McCain was almost upstaged at the rally here by Palin, who drew rapturous applause from the crowd with her bubbly declaration -- twice -- that she and McCain were "going to Washington, D.C., to shake things up!''

McCain recited a speech he had given earlier in the day about the need to reform Wall Street. A slow but steady trickle of supporters began to file out after Palin's speech introducing McCain.

But McCain got them cheering by altering the address to get personal with Obama, whom he said saw in the nation's economic crisis "a political opportunity.''

"This is not a time for political opportunism,'' McCain said. "This is a time for leadership.''

McCain also used a little selective history in saying that while Obama praises the economic stimulus Congress provided, "he didn't even show up to vote.''

McCain is right that Obama was not there when the bill passed 81-16 last February. But the Illinois senator had voted for it the day before, when Senate Republicans blocked a final vote. Obama and then-Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton were campaigning when the final vote was taken.

McCain voted yea on the final round, but missed the procedural vote Obama made.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 16, 2008; 5:51 PM ET
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McCain time and time again has stated that the fundamentals of the economy are strong and the markets will work themselves out. Only now it the wake crises does he tout "reform", "oversight", and "regulation". This is coming from a man whose closest economic advisors has referred to millionaire CEOs the "most exploited workers in America." [Please see the Opinion Section of Wall Street Journal dated June 28-29, 2008-interview with Phil Gramm] But on the campaign trail McSame likes to pretend that he represents the everyday middle-class American.

Obviously, experience is not something high on the list of must-haves for either party. Please do not make this an election about gender or race. It's not the community organizer vs. the hockey mom. It's about the economy, foreign policy/relations, war on terror, energy independence. Let's not diminish the experience or make light of the each individual's accomplishments. That's petty. However, what is is important is to examine the track record, opinions, judgements, and plans proposed by both candidates. John McCain - readily admits that he isn't knowledgeable on the economy. As it relates to the economy, McCain has exhibited poor judgment in choosing a economic adivsors and even worse in his selection of a running mate. Running one of the largest most complex economies in the nation is no small task. John McCain admits he doesn't know what's going on. And his running mate - has openely admits that she has not focused on national issues - like the economy, war in Iraq, foreign policy/relations. These are very serious issues. Mr. McCain had no plan until very recently. And the plan he did have included no relief for everyday households. Let's not kid ourselve about the Bush Tax Cuts. They have done nothing for most Americans. Making them permanent will do absolutely nothing.

Posted by: KP | September 18, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of what vote Obama didn't show up to cast, maybe someone should take a look at how many votes McCain showed up to cast so far this year: 411 votes, while Obama missed 294 votes.

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/110/senate/vote-missers/

Who's not doing his job again?

Posted by: Roystah | September 18, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

McCain did a fundraiser with Pat Boone last month.

Posted by: Eric Jaffa | September 18, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious this site is not reviewed as it states. There are a lot of foul comments on here, and I will no longer visit this site.

Posted by: ali | September 18, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

John McCain is bitter and clinging to Sister Sarah to help him "oversights" the government.

Can McCain open his mouth anymore without lying? This is getting pathological.

Sister sarah has been a very bad influence on the Old Straight-Talker.

Posted by: Becca | September 17, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

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 2:35 PM | Report abuse

OK, 97% of "likely black voters" pledge their vote to Barrack. Can we call that racist yet? Or are we still tied down to the double standard that only allows those who at ONE POINT in time downtrodden to be handheld?
MOVE ON PEOPLE!

Posted by: Truth in Advertising | September 17, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

From Ruppert Murdoch's New York Post:

SARAH HAS SECRET STYLE TEAM
September 17, 2008 --

HOCKEY mom Sarah Palin not only wore lipstick to the Republican National Convention, the vice-presidential candidate wore a shantung silk Valentino jacket worth $2,500.

Insiders tell Page Six Palin has a secretive circle of stylists who dress her for events. For her big speech in St. Paul, where she accepted the GOP's vice-presidential nod, this fashion-conscious team encouraged the Alaska governor to splurge on a $2,500 jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue designed by Valentino Garavani.

Palin, shunning the pantsuits favored by Hillary Clinton, wore the top during her first big speech, where she told McCain's delegates: "I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better."

But she's springing for designer labels. One source familiar with Palin's primping posse told us, "They do not want the American public to know that Palin is using stylists or that she is paying for expensive clothes this early on in the campaign."

We spoke to someone on Palin's styling team, who told us, "I did a little bit of personal styling, but I can't discuss anything I've done with Sarah Palin. I'm not sure which designs she wore . . . anything related to working with her is confidential."

Presidential nominee John McCain's wife, Cindy, recently took some heat after Vanity Fair itemized the cost of her wardrobe during her RNC speech with Laura Bush to a whopping $300,000 worth of designer wear and diamonds.

A representative for Valentino confirmed Palin wore one of his designs during her convention speech, but said she did not buy it from a Valentino store. Palin's reps had no comment.


- Maybe she got the Valentino from the Wasilla Goodwill store?

Posted by: Pot Calling Kettle | September 17, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

If Obama is an affirmative action candidate, so is Palin. Come on now. As far as education versus experience that can be argued on so many levels. I am sure one or more of you have been passed over for a job because someone else worked in the industry or the company longer and had tenure but you were more qualified to do the job. Heck I was passed over for a white male, who had a few years over me who complained louder, got the job and then they asked me to train him...Who is the affirmative action candidate in that situation...they said "I know you could do the job better, but you know...he's been here longer. By the way, can you carve out some time on your calendar to show him the ropes."

Furthermore, affirmative action doesn't count in your example, he got the votes from the American people (white, black, yellow or brown) the people spoke and he received the nomination. So now are you saying that affirmative action forced everyone in Iowa to vote for a black man or could it possibly be that they thought he was the better candidate? I guess affirmative action got him Elected as President to the Harvard Law Review, the first ever Black person to do so...but no wait...the people at Harvard voted for him to go there to.

Posted by: ... | September 17, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Gee . . .

Bush threw McCain a birthday party-fund raiser while Katrina destroyed New Orleans.

I guess if your Wall Street buddies are wallowing in their own greed induced fiasco, that makes it completely different.

What a freakin' hypocrite.

Typical Republican liar, thief, cheat, and friend of the Wall Street cheaters.

Posted by: Continuum | September 17, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

If Obama is an affirmative action candidate, so is Palin. Come on now. As far as education versus experience that can be argued on so many levels. I am sure one or more of you have been passed over for a job because someone else worked in the industry or the company longer and had tenure but you were more qualified to do the job. Heck I was passed over for a white male, who had a few years over me who complained louder, got the job and then they asked me to train him...Who is the affirmative action candidate in that situation...they said "I know you could do the job better, but you know...he's been here longer. By the way, can you carve out some time on your calendar to show him the ropes."

Furthermore, affirmative action doesn't count in your example, he got the votes from the American people (white, black, yellow or brown) the people spoke and he received the nomination. So now are you saying that affirmative action forced everyone in Iowa to vote for a black man or could it possibly be that they thought he was the better candidate? I guess affirmative action got him Elected as President to the Harvard Law Review, the first ever Black person to do so...but no wait...the people at Harvard voted for him to go there to.

Posted by: ... | September 17, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an affirmative action candidate, who like most, is not qualified. Doesn't matter to democrats or blacks who will vote his color not his qualifications. He's been running against the GOP VP and losing because she is more qualified. If he's not ahead by 15 in the polls come Oct 15, he'll lose. Many of those who say they are for him will not pull his lever in the privacy of the voting booth. Many because he is black, probably because he is wrong and certainly because of ilk like Barbra who support him.

Posted by: v racer | September 17, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

LOL....LOL....McCain has got to be kidding. I would say that Streisand has always been a working woman. In fact she was single for decades. Now let's see....what presidential candidate can you think of who perhaps married for the money???!!

Posted by: Chibri | September 17, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Hey you can't criticize McCain for his $5.1 million fundraiser the day before in Miami.
Remember "It's OK If You're A Republican."
The real notable fact is that Obama has gotten millions of people involved in supporting his campaign - with an average donation size of $68.

Posted by: rhetorical tool | September 17, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Look up news photos of last night's Hollywood/Obama bash...you'll find maybe 6 or 7 at best, all taken outside the gates of the Greystone mansion.

Now why would Obama not want cameras, still or video, inside of this fundraiser? Is he ashamed? Shouldn't he be proud to show off his associations with show business? He sure doesn't mind the cameras at any other rally he holds.

But hold on, John McCain's big-ticket dinners were ALSO closed to the media as well...why?? Same reason?

My friends, the blunt truth is that NEITHER of these men, uniquely UNQUALIFIED in their own ways, would want to publicize the big-money movers & shakers ponying up for them. That's why when ABC News tried to expose the guest list at the parties held in Denver and St.Paul during the conventions, many of the weasels attending scampered away or covered their face with tablecloths.

Does any of this not make you sick?
Does any of this not scream that both of the political parties are HOPELESSLY out of touch with the rest of us?

When Obama and/or McCain start swearing off of the dirty money, THEN I'll be impressed.

Posted by: chirlee | September 17, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

And just where was McCain on Monday night? At a $50,000 per ticket fundraiser in Miami where he raised $5 Million. Always throwing stones, hoping the public is too dumb to see through it.

Posted by: Noreen | September 17, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse


But it is OK when McCain has the McSAME type of fundraiser out in Hollywood?????

MORE of the SAME hype & LIES from the McCain Campaign, WIN First, HONOR Last!

http://cbs2.com/politics/McCain.Los.Angeles.2.803060.html

From above link:

McCain went from Burbank to Beverly Hills, where at least 1,000 people attended his campaign fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton.

Organizer Cassandra Vandenberg described the fundraiser, which was closed to reporters, as "a wonderful party" with McCain and his wife as guests of honor and "many" celebrities in attendance, though she did not release any names.

The Web site Wilshire and Washington, operated by the entertainment trade newspaper Daily Variety, reported that actors Jon Cryer, Robert Duvall, Angie Harmon, Craig T. Nelson and Jon Voight, and writer-producer-directors Lionel Chetwynd and David Zucker ("Airplane") were among those scheduled to attend.....McCain's visit coincided with the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, which featured a speech by Michelle Obama, the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Posted by: Dari | September 17, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

If Bush=Fascist, then Obama=Communist.

Posted by: Blueman | September 17, 2008 12:19 AM

I'll take a communist over a fascist any day of the week. If you look at the definition I'm not sure we're too far away.

Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist political ideology and mass movement that is concerned with notions of cultural decline or decadence (abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research), and which seeks to achieve a millenarian national rebirth by exalting the nation or race, as well as promoting cults of unity (you're either with us or your with the terrorists), strength (Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran) and purity (Okay I'm not sure which one to go with here. Purity rings, abstinence balls, abstinence only education).

Like I said, doesn't look like we're too far away.
http://www.aftercancernowwhat.wordpress.com

Posted by: Kate | September 17, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is not a centrist. He has never challenged his own party nor has he worked with the opposition.

National Journal rates him as the most liberal senator with regards to his voting record.

One could make an argument for Bill Clinton's centrism but certainly not Obama's.


Posted by: dbj1 | September 17, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Is the GOP "hating" on Barbara Streisand? Do we not have more important matters to talk about than Barbara Streisand?

Isn't it clear that both campaign has to do fundraising to underwrite their campaigns?

What is telling, recently, after Palin introduced McCain, the audience members started leaving while McCain was speaking.

The GOP seems to think that their VP is the Presidential nominee.

Telling, VERY telling...

Posted by: Ward6ForNow | September 17, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

It is so odd that Republicans call everything and everyone Marxist that does not align with their Pseudo-Conservative, Pseudo-Christian talking points. That would include the media.

Barack Obama is a centrist and has ALWAYS been a centrist. If he were far left he would NOT be the Democratic nominee and he would NOT be appealing to the conservative democrats.

Republicans have a tendacy to be extremist against anyone who has a difference of opinion, on politics than they do.

Nonetheless, the White House been in the control of the GOP for the last 8 years and Congress 6 of the last 8.

They expect contemplative Americans to give them a "pass" on the condition of this economy, because of their bizarre extremeist accusations against the Democrats.

Let's face it. YOU HAVE FAILED THE AMERICAN ECONOMY and PEOPLE, to the benefit of the top 2% of the wage earners in America.

We can not afford 4 more years of your FAILED agenda.

Posted by: Concernedaboutdc | September 17, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

HEY ANONYMOUS, WE DONT CARE ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE IN GERMANY THINK, LAST TIME I CHECKED WE LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IF YOU ARE SO CONCERNED WHAT GERMANY THINKS THEN MOVE THERE, AND FOR THE RECORD LOOK HOW WE HELPED GERMANY OVER THE YEARS, SHOULD I SAY REAGON, THEY SHOULD CARE WHAT WE THINK, OBAMA IS THE MOST CORRUPT, INEXPERIANCED PERSON EVER NOMINATED TO BE PRESIDENT, MAYBE YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY READ SOMETHNG INSTEAD OF WATCHING CNN, GET A GRIP HIPPIE

Posted by: TOM | September 17, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Boy, the Washington Post, as with its allies in the mainstream media, can't try hard enough to cover the presidential campaign with enough bias. What exactly is it about the far-left Obama and his extreme Marxist views that would be good for America? What do you expect from someone who began his political career at the home of a terrorist and has had close ties to the guy, Bill Ayers, for years? Obama didn't change the corrupt Chicago Democrat machine that spawned him and now he claims he can "change" America? The only change socialism would bring to America is change that would bring the country down.

Posted by: RedChicago | September 17, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

McCain said, "Let me tell you, friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the hard-working men and women of Ohio.''

The FACT is, Obama says he feels Ohio's pain and then goes to Hollywood for a $30,000 a plate dinner with Babs.
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Crocadile tears. Crocadile whining? Still whining because Obama switched away from free government campaign funds to going directly to the people for even more money?

Here is the only FACT: If McCain could he would. But he isn't capable.

If McCain went to Germany he wouldn't draw spit. He knows it and belittled Obama for it. He went to a German restaurant in the mid-west and talked to 75 people.

If he could raise more money like Obama is doing, he would jump off that free money train in an instant. But he can't, so he didn't. To expect Obama to restrict himself and then accuse Obama of flip flopping is another pathetic attempt which only points out the envious position of his opponent.

And to think McCain wouldn't love to fly out of the Mid-west to raise 9 Mil in one night is just another example of how McCain can't have what he would love so he attempts to ridicule and drag down his opponent.

MCain would have done all these things himself. If he only could. So ex-honorable Sen. McCain is reduced to going low and tearing down his opponent any way he can. Not the same guy who last winter said he would run an honorable race.

I don't blame McCain so much. He is riding the edge of a wave driven by the Republican Party and the Karl Rove wing of hatred, venom, and scorched earth policy of deceit and dishonest rationalizations.

Palin is naieve enough to think she is really making a difference reading her scripts and acting out her choreographed role. GOP conservative historians even admit this is bogus.

Kind of like the last 8 years with Cheney/Rove/Ashcroft/Gonzales/Hadley/Yee/Abrams/et al.

Why did you do it John? Why did you sell your maverick soul to the Republican Dark side? You are now reduced to futile attempts to bite the hand that is feeding/handling you.

How absurd a reality where the Rovians attack the Bush memory to promote Mccain.

America First? Not hardly. GOP first and McCain second. And America is third in this scenario.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

WOW!!! $30grand to listen to the warblings of 'YENTL' BARFBRA STREISAND and the rest of HOLLYWOOD's MARXIST-wannabe's = $9million BUCKAROOSKIS for BARRY'incurably-dishonest'OBAMA!!! SAY AREN'R WE IN A DEPRESSION/RECESSION??? The cost of listening to a SOCIALIST SINGER is not cheap in this economy!!! Ha. DEMBHOLES always ready to 'spend' for IDJIT SINGERS!!!

Posted by: Zyskandar A. Jaimot | September 17, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

I guess WaPo is unable to report without making editorial comment in Barack Obama's behalf:

"Let us explain to our readers why John McCain is a hypocrite and Barack Obama is pure as the driven snow."

The FACT is, Obama says he feels Ohio's pain and then goes to Hollywood for a $30,000 a plate dinner with Babs.

This is the candidate who, behind closed doors at another fund-raiser, said that the "bitter" voters in PA cling to guns and god.

I wish the media wasn't so blatantly in The Chosen One's corner.

Do you not realize that he has NO experience accomplishing anything except making great speeches???

We don't care if his speeches DO give the media a tingle up their legs -- it's NOT experience.

Posted by: Jan | September 17, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

just watched the ABC interview of Palin on you.tube. It was hilarious. She is a real republican.

Can't wait till she takes the reins. She is going to provide the world with some truly comical moments. 'Look Putin i'm a hockey mum pitbull lipstick and and and you'll do this or else i'll push a little red button'

Americans you have got to be the dumbest race on the planet. Apparently 25% of you can't even find america on a world map. Awesome!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 7:02 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Supporter,

fk you, fk traitor hillary, fk republicans and especially fk mccain and palin.

love australia

Posted by: kk | September 17, 2008 6:42 AM | Report abuse

JGW

fk you, fk republicans and especially fk mccain and palin

love australia

Posted by: kk | September 17, 2008 6:35 AM | Report abuse

This comment thread is the worst I have seen this election. The WaPo needs to hire some moderators FAST. I have been unable to turn away because it is like watching a car wreck. There are so many people on here in desperate need of heavy medication. The true loonies seem to be mostly the pro McCain crowd, but some of the Dems on here obviously are too. I feel the need to go take a shower after reading these comments.

Posted by: NewWorldMan | September 17, 2008 6:28 AM | Report abuse

Imagine this;

Scene 1: Phone rings at 3am. Doddery old McCain thinks it’s the alarm clock and reaches out from his bed to switch it off, knocks the phone off the cradle and inadvertently pushes down on the “Red Button” instead --- and goes back to sleep.

Scene 2: Palin’s phone rings at 3.30am “Yes? What’s up?”

Answer: “Madam VP, It’s the Department of Defense, Russia has been destroyed and we can’t connect with the President!”

Palin: “Heavens above, I’ll see if I can get Cindy on her mobile”

Scene 3: It’s 4.30 am and Cindy wakes McCain to get department of defense on the phone urgently.

McCain rings them saying “Sorry, but I can’t hear you for all that buzzing noise – what’s up?”

Dept. of Defense: “ Russia has been destroyed sir, and that buzzing noise is 15,000 Atomic missiles arriving overhead in retaliation, Mr. President.”

McCain: “OMG! Get hold of Sarah quick”

D of D :” She’s outside trying to shoot down the incoming missiles with her moose-gun sir’

McCain : “What a brave girl! Just make sure she has plenty of ammo and I hope she downs all those commie missiles.”

Scene 4: At precisely 5am a brilliant blue flash of light fills McCain’s window.

5.01 am the full blast arrives and all Americans are instantly vaporized and the whole country is turned into molten glass.

Scary?

Posted by: Pauline | September 17, 2008 4:13 AM | Report abuse

Hang On Sloopy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oPiBSktp6M

Change we need
Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Yeil Raven | September 17, 2008 3:25 AM | Report abuse

How DARE OBAMA say such things as:

Sen. BARAK OBAMA: “For eight years, we’ve had policies that have shredded consumer protections, that have loosened oversight and regulation and encouraged out-sized bonuses to CEO’s while ignoring middle-class Americans. The result is the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression. And I certainly don’t fault Senator John McCain for these problems, but I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to, because it’s the same philosophy we’ve had for the last eight years.”

How DARE the Senator from Illinois utter such words, when it is HIS running mate JOE BIDEN, the plastic Senator from Delaware - or now know as the "MASTERCARD VP", helped pave the way for the economic collapse this country presently finds itself in.

BIDEN is going to have a tough time explaining to people that he has been MBNA's man in the Senate--

"MBNA - now owned by Bank of America and one of the world's largest credit card issuers - has been his biggest financial backer, after contributing $214,000 over his career--he was the long-time champion and key architect of, in the words of Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Chris Dodd, "one of the "worst bills ever," the anti-consumer bankruptcy law, which helped pave the way for the present foreclosure crisis by shifting the risk for engaging in predatory lending practices from predatory lenders to hapless borrowers."

So what does "shifting the risk for engaging in predatory lending practices from predatory lenders to hapless borrowers" mean? Well, previous to this bill when a bank, or lender, issued a loan they knew the borrower could in no way afford, the bank could be legally pursued as a "Predatory Lender". However, thanks to JOE BIDEN'S bill that risk is shifted to the borrower who never should have been issued the loan by the bank in the first place. Or as OBAMA stated in a recent speech - the blame lays on the "irresponsible borrowers". WHAT?!?!?!

This team preaches change for the middle class... appears as though that change of which they speak is the further destruction of the American economy, further isolation of the middle and lower classes, as the rich get richer and the OBAMA/BIDEN team and their corporate puppet masters laugh all the way to the bank with our money... which they will then steal from our banks and then get bailed out with our tax monies. Sound familiar? Sure doesn't sound like change to me.

I find it difficult to believe that the millions of Americans being pushed out of their homes and squeezed on interest rate payments will be likely to vote for a ticket with BIDEN'S name on it when he is the one who worked through two presidential administrations to ram his legislation through on behalf of the mega-corporate credit card companies that make their livelihood by walking on the backs of the middle class, first with President Clinton who had the good sense to veto it, and then President Bush who had the moral bankruptcy to sign it.

The OBAMA/BIDEN ticket of change is a BOLD FACED LIE!!!

Had OBAMA wanted change for this country... I mean REAL CHANGE... he never would have chosen this corporate pawn for his running mate...

JOE BIDEN...

That's NOT change...

That just more of the same!


Your comments are welcome.

Posted by: North To The Future | September 17, 2008 3:09 AM | Report abuse

McCain camp, Why don't you ask Palin to Fund Raise for you. Your sucker old man, is the most hateful candidate for Presidency in our country. People are wondering how long will he last. It is shame that even celebrities hated him so much and trying their best to raise money for the Obama's Campaign. You still doesn't get it, because you are all in denial and out of touch. The sky is falling on your head, your money would not protect from evil. Pray for your soul!

Posted by: goldieluck | September 17, 2008 2:35 AM | Report abuse

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030805/sta_20050308002.shtml

Another Palin claim to fame. Wasilla, the meth capital of Alaska. A town of 9780 with 42 meth labs. Love the comments on that site.

Posted by: Obags | September 17, 2008 1:51 AM | Report abuse

Notice to McCain Republicans:

Go figure - Never did I ever think I would agree with Barbara Streisand on anything. You guys had 8 years and blew it royally. Our economy is tanking. We’re stuck in Iraq and in danger of losing in Afghanistan while China rises, Russia sacks Georgia, and Iran pursues nukes. And at every pass, you creeps are caught with your hands in the cookie jar. You don’t deserve to run the country for another 4 years. You deserve to be kicked out. Maybe after sometime on the side lines, you’ll get your act together and I’ll consider voting Republican again. Until then, please get lost.

– Fiscal Conservative, Social Conservative and Former Republican

Posted by: Conservative at Heart | September 17, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Facts have a well-known liberal bias. The liberal media fosters an anti-Republican agenda by publishing facts instead of talking points!

Posted by: JakeR | September 17, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

dbj1,
lol, you're as scary as a newborn lamb.
You, johnny and sarah are soon to be material for comedy skits around the world. Shame we have to clean up your mess, but victory will be sweet none the less.

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Ah yes, the smell of left liberal fear!

Posted by: dbj1 | September 17, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

That "liberal media" crap is worn out and doesn't cut it. Just more spin, lies, exscuses and disinformation from the GOP scum machine. The sheep are the fools who beleive what the republicans sell them.
That's what the GOP has become, a bunch of sleazy salesmen.

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Dick Chenney should have run president. I think all of the McCain's suporters would vote for Chenney anyway.
Oh by the way, I wish him many more heart attacks and I hope he survives every single of them. That oughta be enough from me.

Posted by: ByPassING-Fart | September 17, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

So Cal Native,

Agreed, NAFTA was Clinton's blunder, but Bush did nothing to rectify it.

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

McCain=Bush 2.0

Posted by: Vote for Obama | September 17, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

If Bush=Fascist, then Obama=Communist.

Posted by: Blueman | September 17, 2008 12:19 AM

hmmm; i'll take a er, COMUNIST.

Next stupid comment please!

Posted by: ``Palin Anonymoose`` | September 17, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

ignore my last post, too much caffiene

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous,
Without googling it, please define fascism and then tell us how Obama is a facist.
You have one minute.

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

If Bush=Fascist, then Obama=Communist.

Posted by: Blueman | September 17, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

"Her Majesty"

JUST BECAUSE YOU SPEAK ENGLISH, DOESN'T MEAN YOU BELONG HERE AT ALL>

Posted by: lulaby | September 17, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

"REPUBLICANS DON'T REFORM REPUBLICANS!" - RNCLieBuster

"Its the 21st century economy stupid." - Chill

Posted by: chillingaz | September 17, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Fight fascism, vote Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Her Majesty:
"You Americans are such fools! You should choose Obama, and then you can be more like us! Obama is racially inclusive, which will result in a period of universal happiness like we have here. We just decided to recognize the judgment of sharia law courts, so that Islam will have more say in our society. The Magna Carta is ssoooooooo 13th century!! And the Constitution!! Old news!! Elect your "living Constitution" president and make way for a life of bliss and cultural sensitivity like in our country."

Dude..you are sooooooo full of crap!! Please blog on your own country's website's and let us deal with this mess.

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: its wrong | September 16, 2008 11:57 PM

I think its wrong to use movie stars and bands to endorse any one running for office.One reason is most of them don't know anything about politics. And second when most do a interview they look stupid because they don't know anything.So Obama had a fund raiser today and boy they loved paying $28,500 a plate. If they can just wast money like that why aren't they giving it to schools. They can't do that its not important to them. And what kind of a picture would they get with giving it to schools. At lest here they might get their picture taken with the next president how cool is that.Stars are a joke. They should stay in the movies thats what they are good at acting the part.

REPLY: You are soooo jealous are you, or you are out of touch like McCain.
Allow me to shake your memory little bit!!!!
JESSE VENTURA (WWE Wrestler) - Minesotta Governor
Arnold Schartzeneger (Action Actor) - California Governor
Sonny Bono - (Singer) - US Rep. from California
Al Franken - (Comedian) - Minesotta senator
Jerry Springer (Crazy Talk Show Host) - Mayor from Ohio
Fred Thompson (Actor) - Senator from Tennesse (McCain's opponent in candidacy for president)
AND LET'S NOT FORGET THE GREAT ONE: Ronald Reagan, he was actor also.

I guess all of these stars are stupid and you are the smart one, or is it the other way maybe?

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 17, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

it's wrong:
"I think its wrong to use movie stars and bands to endorse any one running for office.One reason is most of them don't know anything about politics. And second when most do a interview they look stupid because they don't know anything.So Obama had a fund raiser today and boy they loved paying $28,500 a plate. If they can just wast money like that why aren't they giving it to schools. They can't do that its not important to them. And what kind of a picture would they get with giving it to schools. At lest here they might get their picture taken with the next president how cool is that.Stars are a joke. They should stay in the movies thats what they are good at acting the part."

Judging from your articulate comment, I think they are at least as qualified as you to speak up on this election.

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Arnold had to get his butt back to Mars!

Posted by: Blueman | September 17, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

I like how McCain is attacking Obama for his "celebrity friends" especially since John McCain was celebrating his 70th birthday with convicted felon Raffaello Follieri and his starlet girlfriend Anne Hathaway: http://exiledonline.com/the-mccain-follieri-bang-boat/

Posted by: Tyler Durden | September 17, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute, where the hell is Arnold Schwarzenegger? Why isn't he stumping for McCain? I want answers!

Posted by: tom | September 17, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Forget Clinton, forget Bush, forget Obama. McCain/Palin, or vote Independent.

Posted by: So Cal Native | September 16, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

I think its wrong to use movie stars and bands to endorse any one running for office.One reason is most of them don't know anything about politics. And second when most do a interview they look stupid because they don't know anything.So Obama had a fund raiser today and boy they loved paying $28,500 a plate. If they can just wast money like that why aren't they giving it to schools. They can't do that its not important to them. And what kind of a picture would they get with giving it to schools. At lest here they might get their picture taken with the next president how cool is that.Stars are a joke. They should stay in the movies thats what they are good at acting the part.

Posted by: its wrong | September 16, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Why would America REWARD complete Republican failure ?

Piss-poor state-craft...

A bungled economy...

uhhhh... Yeah ! Great job ! How 'bout some more !

Some people are so tribal they would vote for a blow-up doll if you slapped a elephant badge on it.

Posted by: PulSamsara | September 16, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: So Cal Native | September 16, 2008 11:49 PM
Clinton's not to blame for everything. But regardless of national surplus or today's national debt...makes no difference if there aren't any jobs and people can't afford to eat, pay their rent\mortgages, and create spending stimulus. If we didn't allow everything to be outsourced to other countries, I'm sure our economy wouldn't be nearly as bad off as it is today.

REPLY: You know, screw Bill Clinton, ignore the facts that you know. But take the fact that it was nearly bad as it was soon we attacked Iraq. Everything starting crumbling except gas prices and salaries and porifts of corporatins. Dollar had a value with Bill Clinton and people had nothing to be afraid of even if he outsourced some jobs to China. Outsourcing was selective, not everybody could do it, but under George Bush anybody could do it because he had to make it up to Chinese, we owe them money for Iraq, BILLIONS!!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey al11 - Obama and Biden voted for the bridge to nowhere. So what exactly are you saying about Sarah Palin??

Posted by: ldhwitchy@yahoo,com | September 16, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

The HE IS BUSH note that Obama keeps striking is a lawyer's trick. If McCain were Bush, the neo-cons wouldn't have tried so hard to keep him away from the nomination. McCain and Obama were working on legislation together as recently as May. They are more like one another than McCain is like Bush.

Posted by: C. Potts | September 16, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~USA3

Why do you post under 2 different names? just go back to sleep, will ya!

Posted by: lulaby | September 16, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Clinton's not to blame for everything. But regardless of national surplus or today's national debt...makes no difference if there aren't any jobs and people can't afford to eat, pay their rent\mortgages, and create spending stimulus. If we didn't allow everything to be outsourced to other countries, I'm sure our economy wouldn't be nearly as bad off as it is today.

Posted by: So Cal Native | September 16, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 16, 2008 11:39 PM

Joe biden is in the credit industries
pocket! his son is a lobbyist for
mbna.
Obama got a 1.5 million dollar
earmark for the hospital his wife
works for.
change?
crooked politicians!!!!!
BOTH OF THEM

REPLY: Biden's son already dumped the duties of lobying. He realized how offensive is that to people and it doesn't get things done right. YEP, HE DONE IT, BUT McCAIN AND PALIN ARE SURROUNDED WITH LOBYISTS AND LOBYISTS ARE TELLING THEM WHAT TO DO. SHOULDN'T THEY DUMP THOSE LOBYISTS? SURE THEY WILL; "WHEN PIGS WITH LIPSTICK FLY". JUST LIKE WE ALL KNOW, THEY ARE SAME AS BUSH AND CHENNEY. AS WELL HAVE THE SIGN BUSH/CHENNEY 2008.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

You Americans are such fools! You should choose Obama, and then you can be more like us! Obama is racially inclusive, which will result in a period of universal happiness like we have here. We just decided to recognize the judgment of sharia law courts, so that Islam will have more say in our society. The Magna Carta is ssoooooooo 13th century!! And the Constitution!! Old news!! Elect your "living Constitution" president and make way for a life of bliss and cultural sensitivity like in our country.

Posted by: Her Majesty | September 16, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

with your such intelligent posts!
you is so smart very much, too.
time to put the bottle down
and throw up and go to bed,
you have a government check
to wait for tomorrow.

Posted by: USA3 | September 16, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Joe biden is in the credit industries
pocket! his son is a lobbyist for
mbna.
Obama got a 1.5 million dollar
earmark for the hospital his wife
works for.
change?
crooked politicians!!!!!
BOTH OF THEM

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 16, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

~~~~~~~~~~~USA3

go back to bed! you are disturbing everybody with your such intelligent posts!

Posted by: "lulaby" | September 16, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

GOP could not choose better clowns than McCain/Palin. It is so laughable to watch old goat McCain grinning behind Barracuda when standing on the stage. I just hope people stop adore these empty suit from Alaska who has already now more scandals in her backpack than any other woman from National politic scene. It is not woman at all but puppet of neocons who is capable to say anything to gain the power.

Posted by: Jarda | September 16, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

and who is no. 3 on the
donation list of Fannie Mae?
Yes Obama,
a hypocrit..
dod and obama,
real change?
change is all you'll have
left in your pocket!!!!!

Posted by: USA3 | September 16, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again with Bill Clinton, its all his fault. 9/11 attack, economy, defficit, no decent allies, its all Bill Clinton!!!! Please have slightly better memory when Clinton left; THIS COUNTRY HAD A SURPLUS OF BILLIONS NOT DEFFICIT OF $400BILLION!!! Not that I like Clinton, but he did good for this country and he turned it to hands of George Bush in good condition.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

NOBAMA!!!!! Just say no to the liberal media!!

Posted by: So Cal Native | September 16, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

the real shame, obama got
967 million in earmarks
and he has the gall to
point the finger at others!
NOBAMA!!!!

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 16, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

the blame game works in the senate,
but obama will have no one to blame
in the white house. then what?
The worst day since the great
depression? scare tactics!
he would rather sink the economy
and lose troops in Iraq
then lose this election!
Nobama!

Posted by: USA3 | September 16, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Sarah doesn't need fundraisers for bridges -- just bring home the bacon!

http://www.ktva.com/alaskanews/ci_10478216

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5heg2jO4nPglP4mOITAxxpW3u3rjQD937LUV81

Posted by: al11 | September 16, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I would rather live anywhere else than live in a country where ignorant pop stars and the liberal media decides who our president will be. You are all a bunch of sheep and cows!!!

Posted by: ldhwitchy@yahoo.com | September 16, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

This country isn't crawling because of Bush, it's crawling because of Clinton's support of the NAFTA, and the resulting lack of jobs. Thanks to Clinton, all of the products we buy today come from other countries who can mass produce crappy products while paying their own citizens 10 cents an hour.

Posted by: So Cal Native | September 16, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

"TMD"
don't blame it on banks. they need their pieace of cake and everything turns out good as long banks take charge of situation. and, subprime is bad, i think i could agree on that, but i am not bad one here! its people buying SUV''s, boats, shopping while they have mortgage from bank. That is when i pull my side of the rope and yank it out of your hands.

Posted by: LoanSharkBanker | September 16, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

McCain is jealous of the Streisand fund raiser. He should have Mark Foley and Larry Craig do a fundraiser for him. Ice cream and cookies for $500. a pop. He would rather be in Ohio than at a fund raiser ???? He is so full of s---. He might be worst than Dubya. Give Palin a box of cow ear tags for her wardrobe.....
She'll look just darling as "green tag 33"

Posted by: billy7 | September 16, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

As we say in Texas, "Bull Hockey!"

If McCain could find one celebrity such as Barbara Streisand, he would smile that goofy grin and revel in it. He mocks this sort of thing because he doesn't have it.

He mocked "celebrity" draw until he got one of his own and he grins now, foolishly, like a child.

He mocked "Change" until he miraculously just labeled it one day as his own.

Maybe if he promised a high level female celebrity the Secretary of State position, he, too, could have this kind of fundraiser.

Posted by: TJW | September 16, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TMD | September 16, 2008 11:15 PM

Its not disgusting, its money and its not yours anymore... Your Cowboy Bush has done exactly what the terrorists wanted him to do bleed the country dry. Your pride and egos blind you so you look to a 72 year old senile man and bimbo from the wild for the future... Like I said you all deserve what you ask for because you get it every time.

REPLY: You said it right. I think America is not on it's knees, I think America is crawling. McCain could just kill this country if continue with Bush agendas, and lets be honest, he hasn't denounced Bush once. So, if we do elect him, its the end of this country, everything will come to the naked bone and we all will be slaves to China and rich Americans.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Loan shark banker please stay on your side of the rope when selling your American dream they could not afford in the first place. You are simply an enabler and a bad one at that if you are still selling sub-prime. Good luck though the drinks will be on me

Posted by: TMD | September 16, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

You are very true about Americans. They are idiots. How can these people in America justify voting for 4 more years of Bush, heh? Against their own good because Americans are hypocrits and racist. Obaama say in his speech today a lot about Phil Gramm who helped cause the deregulation that would sink America financial institution. You idiots borrow money from my countrys government to only dig yourself in a bigger hole. Your country is broke and you want to vote for McCain will be good for my country. We take your jobs and we own your country you pompous idiots. Please vote for McCain to speed up your demise. Karma, ha

Posted by: We own you | September 16, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Its not disgusting, its money and its not yours anymore... Your Cowboy Bush has done exactly what the terrorists wanted him to do bleed the country dry. Your pride and egos blind you so you look to a 72 year old senile man and bimbo from the wild for the future... Like I said you all deserve what you ask for because you get it every time.

Posted by: TMD | September 16, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

God, you got to love USA. Schmucks!

Posted by: LoanSharkBanker | September 16, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

The Greater Gulf Sovereign Wealth Trust had been generous with MoveOn.Org until the Obama Campaign began excluding Muslims and when it became clear the candidate himself was an apostate, a no-no according to the Holy Quran. Although he seems confused and fights his own Party, ironically, perhaps, Sen. McCain now appears more reliable. Our Board now is weighing backing him.

Posted by: Hassan Ali Al-Hadoodi | September 16, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Business? My business is buying your homes once you nit wits cant afford them. thanks for making my job easier.. Its funny to me because I can say it to your face and you wont do a thing about it. I bet your a "Patriot". God we love the USA!

Posted by: TMD | September 16, 2008 11:06 PM

hey "TMD" my business is to give a loan so you can buy it from "nit wits" and then after you pay off half of it, I jack up your interest rate until "you" can't afford it and then I sell it cheap to "nit wits". Thanks for supporting my lavish lifestyle!!

Posted by: LoanSharkBanker | September 16, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

You are all blinded by your biases. It's disgusting.

Posted by: Time | September 16, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Business? My business is buying your homes once you nit wits cant afford them. thanks for making my job easier.. Its funny to me because I can say it to your face and you wont do a thing about it. I bet your a "Patriot". God we love the USA!

Posted by: TMD | September 16, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh how your forget 9/11 and the evidence that we had at the time.
Not to mention that the war in Iraq was overwhelming approved by the Congress that was controlled by the Democrats. The president can't start a war without them. Sorry.
Posted by: annonymouse | September 16, 2008 10:54 PM

REPLY: First of all, 9-11 evidence? Is there something that you know and we don't? What evidence are you talking about? We haven't heard from anybody in our government, why we even got attacked.
Second of all, congress was not controlled by democrats until 2006. The reason congress and most of the senators and congressmens aporoved the war because they beleived evidence that Bush presented and sent Collin Powell to lie in front of the whole world at UN. iT TURN OUT, IT WAS ALL LIES. Bush deffrauded us with his phony evidence just to attack Iraq. ANYWAY, WHAT IS YOUR POINT HERE. IT IS SOMETHING THAT ALL IDIOTS ARE TRYING TO BLAME ON CONGRESS AND SENATE. BLAME IT ON BUSH, CHENNEY AND KARL ROVE.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Quote: "been watching the American election and I now know why the world thinks your dumb. It seems half of you want another 8 years of bullocks. You people will be owned by the world soon and you will have deserved it. Good luck and I look forward to my new vacation home in miami... cheers"

Cheers? and where are you from those sink holes called the UK or Canada. I've been to both, and I'd rather be here. If it wasn't for the US, most of you foreigners would be speaking German. What business of yours is our election anyhow??

Posted by: annonymouse | September 16, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Watching these comments tells me I should tell my friends to really start looking for real estate in the USA.. You dumb twits, maybe we will let you look at what you used to own while John McCain gives me a tax break... suckers

Posted by: Teddy | September 16, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

I will NOT let the MAN with the most money (that is Barack by the way - do your research folks at www.opensecrets.org) and the MAN with the most media and celebrity followers choose MY president for me. In case you've forgotten votes. This is STILL America and my vote counts too!

Posted by: gaypastor | September 16, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

If Streisand is for anyone, I am definitely against them.

Endorse away, Barbra, as my grand-daughter and her friends said when they heard her name "Barbra Who"

Posted by: willy | September 16, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

"My intention was not to trash Marines, my point is what happened, what happened with Bush agendas, what happens when you go to war without reason...."

Oh how your forget 9/11 and the evidence that we had at the time.
Not to mention that the war in Iraq was overwhelming approved by the Congress that was controlled by the Democrats. The president can't start a war without them. Sorry.

Posted by: annonymouse | September 16, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

been watching the American election and I now know why the world thinks your dumb. It seems half of you want another 8 years of bullocks. You people will be owned by the world soon and you will have deserved it. Good luck and I look forward to my new vacation home in miami... cheers

Posted by: TMD | September 16, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

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:
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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.
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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
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Posted by: McCain is a LIAR! | September 16, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Jeff, let take a look elsewhere. The democratic speaker Nanci Pelosi is also worth at least 25 million. She is one of the richest in Congress.
Double standard again??

Posted by: annonymouse | September 16, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh the many brainwashed opinions of the little Obama minions.....

Posted by: WhoDo | September 16, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

While McCain and his millionaire wife hobnob with all of his lobbyist millionaire friends behind the scenes, he takes Obama to task for soliciting money from Hollywood supporters. oooo, those evil hollywood people. We just know how drastically they will affect his policies.

Posted by: tdub | September 16, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain's campain has twice as much money as Obama. Let's face it, With the lies and propoganda they keep puching Barack needs money to fend off the wolves. By the way McCain is worth over $25,000,000 and his wife, over $100,000,000. I think this explains a lot of his comments. When he talks, he actually thinks he's just talking to his freinds. Most of them make over $250,000 a year, so Obama would raise their taxes.

Posted by: Jeff | September 16, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

The USA does not belong to the poor people only. Rich people also have their share of helping to support their candidate. Why McCain is so mean and whinny.

Posted by: Sauyinzhi | September 16, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussain Obama for President!! Yea those people from Hollywood can pick my President any day!

Posted by: Hussain Jabez | September 16, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 9:50 PM

The Marines were referenced in your post. Anyone referring to an alleged incident with Marines in November of 2005 was clearly referring to Haditha.

The point is that they were trashed in the media and by several Democrats in Congress without benefit of trial. One awaits trial, the other 7 have been acquitted or charges have been dropped. In other words, with regard to 7 of the Marines, it didn't happen. Jury is, so to speak. still out on the eighth Marine.
Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 10:16 PM

REPLY: Maybe I shouldn't post that and maybe it's good I did. My intention was not to trash Marines, my point is what happened, what happened with Bush agendas, what happens when you go to war without reason, what happens if we get the same guy after Bush. No dissrespect to Marines, NEVER. Mentioning Marines was taken out of context, but Marines are to serve, they don't get to choose to go to Iraq. Honestly, I hope very of them gets aquited and start speaking out loud what actualy happened there. Sorry, I really don't mean to offend anybody with that, especilay some Marines here.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Jeez - just heard on the news that the story of Palin's teleprompter going out during her RNC acceptance speech was total bull! Now she's been caught in another lie; what a stupid lie! Her favorables are going down in the polls, she refuses to cooperate with the troopergate investigation that she previously stated she would be happy to cooperate with! Maybe she helped John McCain invent the blackberry too!

Posted by: ggreenwd | September 16, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 9:50 PM

The Marines were referenced in your post. Anyone referring to an alleged incident with Marines in November of 2005 was clearly referring to Haditha.

The point is that they were trashed in the media and by several Democrats in Congress without benefit of trial. One awaits trial, the other 7 have been acquitted or charges have been dropped. In other words, with regard to 7 of the Marines, it didn't happen. Jury is, so to speak. still out on the eighth Marine.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

For his part, McCain said, "Let me tell you, friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the hard-working men and women of Ohio.''

The $5.1 million McCain raised Monday night at a swank Miami hotel is apparently a distant memory.

IF YOU WRITE IT JUST LIKE THIS, YOU ARE LIBERAL MEDIA, BUT IF YOU SKIP McCAIN'S PART FOR $5.1 MILLION, YOU ARE GOOD JOURNALIST. Is it me or this is just brain twisting theory?

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Give it a rest.

At least the celebs Sen. Obama is hosted by haven't been indited.

Remember the pictures of Sen. McCain boarding the yacht with the indicted husband of a famous Hollywood actress?

Posted by: AnnapolisMD | September 16, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

So it was ok for McCreepy to attend a fund raiser Monday, but not ok for Obama to do the same thing today. This nasty old man is as dishonorable as they come. Ugh.

Posted by: JudiNV | September 16, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Why does John McCain continue to knowingly lie whenever he opens his mouth? Where is your honor John McCain???!! You disgrace POW's and military men everywhere with your constant lies. STOP LYING JOHN MCCAIN.

Posted by: Serviceman | September 16, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain looks happy in that picture. He must like the market's strong fundamentals.

What an idiot!

Posted by: George | September 16, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

"Gee I wonder if this article's author is biased in favor of Obama at all. I've heard much about the "liberal media" but articles like this one remove all doubt. Why don't you get serious and practice honest, objective journalism?"

And where did you get the idea the media is liberal? From the media? When you dig deeper and find all the unreported stories in mainstream media, you might realize how big a lie this is.

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

lol, he's mocking Obama for fundraising? John McCain is a ridiculous little fool.

Posted by: John McStupid | September 16, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

How can you claim to care for the common people when you wine and dine with hollywood celebrities at the time of the economic crisis?

Posted by: Fair | September 16, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Could you share how this epiphany came about, McCain supporters?

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 9:35 PM

REPLY: Its a mission for some voters and it doesn't hurt them at all or they don't feel pain, they feel pleasure of knowing that republican is a president. Take a look at Karl Rove. The guy doesn't even have college degree and he is president's brain. Why? It was a mission all his life to strive a win for republican party. But when he got hurt, he quit. Surely McCain is phenomenon for most of hardcore republicans and they don't see nothing wrong with them, they don't even say anything bad about Obama, but they will vote for McCain. I think its just selective hearing and seeing dissease, not tradition, its political dissease!!!! Thanks for asking, just vote right this time.

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

It is hard to have honest journalism when McCain lies everyday.

Posted by: George Bush | September 16, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Gee I wonder if this article's author is biased in favor of Obama at all. I've heard much about the "liberal media" but articles like this one remove all doubt. Why don't you get serious and practise honest, objective journalism?

Posted by: Kevin | September 16, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

It`s sad that old McShame is living up to his image as a craggy old garbage peddler who stakes this as being a winning image. Poor guy can`t even pass the easy litmus of a Presendial Campaign. He`d be an arrogant old out of touch goat on the world stage! The rest of the world must look on in horror at the propect of any meaningful negotiation with this man!

Posted by: gary | September 16, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

All Hillary has to do is make it LOOK LIKE she is supporting Obama to get her chance next time. Forced Servitude if you will.

If Obama wins...her chances are gone completly because he will almost automatically (not 100%) get the nomination next time as well. Kennedy didn't really support Carter after he lost to him and his career lasted longer than Carter's.

Bill still seems to be hacked off for being labeled a racist by Obama when he is not. That struck him to the core of his soul because his compassion for other races is something deep within him.

So...I agree that maybe outwardly Hillary and Bill are supporting Obama...to keep the Party happy. But inwardly I think they know their chances are better next time if Obama loses this time.

Posted by: Hmmmm | September 16, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

i dont care if obamer is a muslim a socilist a bigot a infidel a buddhist

he has the highest iq of anybody left in the field what america needs is intelligence not another baffon like bush.

by the way people first came to america
to seek religous freedom

Posted by: strategery | September 16, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

"Haditha Marines"
Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 9:34 PM

Thanks for reminding us of that massacre!!! "Haditha Marines", IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL THEM? OH WELL, YOU LABELED THEM, NOT ME!!! Oh, and don't get me wrong, IF I RESPECT SOMEBODY IN OUR ARMED FORCES, THAT IS MARINES, BUT HALF OF ONE PERCENT ARE SOME IDIOTS THAT DO KILL INNOCENT CIVILIANS. SORRY, NOBODY CAN LEAVE THAT OUT. I THOUGHT THAT IS WHY WE ATTACKED IRAQ; BECAUSE SADDAM, WAS KILLING THEM, NOT US!!!! THIS TYPE OF MISTAKES CAN NOT BE TOLERATED AND KEEP HAPPENING.


Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

i love when old out of touch people mock us...the meds will kick in soon..Just say BUD in Dutch...six times

Posted by: canyousayCANDIAN/AMERICAN GENERAL LIFE | September 16, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Stilton - if Obama doesn't win, hillary's career is over. Don't get me wrong, I am truly a Hillary fan, but her job now is to get Obama elected or her party will abandon her and you won't be seeing her running with any success in 2012. You have to be a team player to play with the "big boys" and her and Bill need to do whatever is needed to take one for the team.

Posted by: ggreenwd | September 16, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's chances will be all but gone for 2012.
Posted by: WP | September 16, 2008 9:31 PM

REPLY: This the smartest comment I have seen so far. Of course if Obama wins, Hillary wont run against him in 2012, but if McCain wins, Sarah Palin could become president in 2010 because McCain could die anytime from his old age. NOW THAT IS SCARRY!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

"100,000 dead Iraqis, 4,300 dead Americans and 1,500 dead Katrina victims" is nothing compared to the carnage McCain will cause with his wars. Try adding a few more 0's to the numbers.

Posted by: John Galt | September 16, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I have seen this piece posted so many times today, I am thinking..maybe this comes from a talking head on the right..these are the troops of someone like Rush or Sean.."go forth and post this drivel"

Obama's Double-Dealing Diplomacy
1 hour, 52 minutes ago (9-16-08)
Investor's Business Daily


Election '08: Barack Obama premised his campaign on calling for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. But now he's been quietly telling Iraq "not so fast." It's part of a deceptive pattern.


Election: Barack Obama, who premised his campaign on calling for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, has now been quietly telling Iraq "not so fast." It's part of a deceptive pattern.Iraq's Foreign Minister Moshyar Zebari told the New York Post's Amir Taheri that Obama made delaying the troops' return a key theme of his talks with Iraqi leaders during his campaign stop in Baghdad last July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the U.S. elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari told Teheri, on the record.

Funny, that's not what Obama told voters. He has made an immediate pullout the cornerstone of his campaign. Taheri's report signals the Democratic standard-bearer would manipulate the war's end for political advantage and is willing to deceive voters to do it.

This in itself is reprehensible. But his secret calls also leave U.S. troops unnecessarily in harm's way. It's the kind of foreign policy meddling that serves Obama's interests over the national interest.

"Obama has given Iraqis the impression that he doesn't want Iraq to appear anything like a success, let alone a victory, for America," Taheri reported. "To be credible, his foreign-policy philosophy requires Iraq to be seen as a failure, a disaster, a quagmire, a pig with lipstick or any of the other apocalyptic adjectives used by the American defeat industry in the past five years."

Can Obama be trusted? We ask because he's shown a pattern of secretive double-dealing with voters, not just in his talking about small town voters one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco, as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin pointed out, but particularly in foreign affairs.

It dates back to at least February, when Obama's economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, secretly told the Canadian embassy that Obama's demagoguery against NAFTA in the primaries was just a Styrofoam-pillar bid to win the Ohio vote.

Obama's pattern of deception continued. In March, Colombian troops raided a FARC terrorist camp in Ecuador and recovered a terrorist computer belonging to a top FARC warlord, Raul Reyes.

Computer e-mails revealed that someone who knew Obama's positions had secretly met with the terrorists and assured them Obama would cut U.S. military aid under Plan Colombia and veto its free trade pact. Both are major goals of the Marxist terrorists aligned with America's enemies.

Subsequent events confirmed this. Obama did come out in favor of shutting Colombia out of free trade. More disturbingly, Obama adviser Daniel Restrepo last week told Colombia's Radio Caracol that Obama planned to convert the military aid Colombia needs to crush terrorists into social aid programs that don't.

That's not the end of it. Now Obama is double-dealing with Iraqi officials to leave American troops in harm's way and prolong the appearance of war long enough to call it a failure and win votes.

The astonishing thing about Obama's deals is they're the very thing Democrats accused Republicans of without a shred of proof.

They accused Richard Nixon of making a secret deal with the North Vietnamese to prolong the Vietnam war enough to presumably win election in 1968.

Years later, in 1980, they accused Ronald Reagan of making a secret deal with Iranian terrorists holding U.S. diplomats hostage to win election over incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Neither of these claims, often repeated by leftist historians, has ever been proven. But the statement of Iraq's foreign minister, speaking to a leading writer on foreign policy, is considerably stronger as evidence. It signals that Obama places politics over the national interest to the extent that he would work against his own public positions to gull voters into electing him.

It's the absolute opposite of John McCain's courageous position supporting the surge in Iraq, even as politicos were warning him he'd lose the election for it. "I'd rather lose an election than lose a war," McCain said.

With Obama's promises to sit down with dictators in Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, voters have a right to ask if he's made any deals at odds with his public condemnations of them, too. Before he starts acting like president, he needs to come clean to voters and reveal his true positions. Whatever they are, voters have a right to know.

Posted by: Scott | September 16, 2008 8:48 PM

Posted by: goodcake4 | September 16, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I read these posts and see everyone arguing about this little thing and that little thing. But the big thing is this: I expect my "leader" to be a person smart enough to bring peace and prosperity to America. Well... just look at what we've gotten thus far from the Republican leadership in America. Death, destruction, economic disaster. How dare the Republican Party lie to the people of America again and again and again and expect us to re-elect them? They should go hang their heads in shame for the horror they have brought upon this country. 100,000 dead Iraqis, 4,300 dead Americans and 1,500 dead Katrina victims all ask the same question: where, oh G.O.P., was your compassion, your leadership, your protection, when we needed it?

Well, it wasn't, and that's why we should just forget all these little things and focus on electing someone who does not have the blood of thousands on their hands.

Posted by: Dan Rains | September 16, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

As Dilbert would say: "Don't step in the leadership."

Posted by: John Galt | September 16, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Bobster, quite a list of accomplishments, eh? Most people who will be voting for McCain voted for Bush twice. But somehow, they now know how to correct the very problems that they helped create (providing they actually are aware of how bad it's been the last 8 years). Could you share how this epiphany came about, McCain supporters?

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Nice long post and it's obvious you suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome so you there isn't any point in attempting intelligent discourse, however, regarding the Haditha Marines - and yes, Marines is ALWAYS capitalized - six of the eight have been acquitted, one has had all charges dropped and one awaits trial. Murtha (fully supported by Biden) headed the witchhunt against these men - he pronounced them guilty right from the get go. Regardless of your politics, show some decency and leave the Haditha Marines out of this.

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain twists the truth again. What else is new?

Posted by: NotABanker | September 16, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

BOTTOM LINE:

Babs and Obama and hedonist pigs cavort in their own excrement, while the bad loans Bill Clinton and the DNC forced Wall Street to underwrite are now being used as DNC gun powder. If only the AWOL media would engage in due diligence with all politicians.

Posted by: rural americans | September 16, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

ggreenwd_

Hillary and Barrack Obama do agree on some things but you saw the way his campaign (and his press) treated Hillary.

And...whether we want to admit it (now) or not...he really is inexperienced. I truly felt that during the Primaries and I still believe that to be true.

I respect your vote "against" McCain but for this time I will have to take the long term view that if Obama wins this year....Hillary's chances will be all but gone for 2012.

Hillary 2012

Posted by: WP | September 16, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

"This is not a time for political opportunism,'' McCain said. "This is a time for leadership.''

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This is very curious..this piece..because yesterday, Ed Schultz's Town Hall Meeting in Ancorage was the subject of his radio show and the audience kept calling Palin a political opportunist..by the way..1,400 people showed up at an anti Palin rally..while she was greeted by 1,000 supporters..and over a thousand people showed up at the Town Hall Meeting on Saturday night..

Posted by: goodcake4 | September 16, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Barnes -

The spelling for hangar is with an "a" after the "g". Your were referring to the other type of hanger were you should leave your ignorance. I attended the rally at the hangar and no one left until it was over. Get a life. The best thing to happen to the US is just several weeks away when we can stop hearing the community organizer say he will be making history. Enough already.

McCain/Palin - You're almost there - don't let up for one second.

Posted by: JGW | September 16, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Robert Barnes needs to decide if he wants to be an editorialist or a reporter because he is doing a bad job trying to be both.

Posted by: Bo | September 16, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

McSame promise if elected I WILL GIVE YOU THIS THAT and the OTHER THING.

Saying that was my favorite episode of Guiligans Island....

Posted by: The Millionare and John McSame | September 16, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mom:

You seem to think that I should have some respect for the people that dropped 1,000 pound bombs on innocent men, women and children in downtown Baghdad, all because their fearless leader wasn't smart enough to figure out how to take out Saddam Hussein without destroying the entire place. Holy smokes, hire a hit-man, the Israelis do it all the time, for heavens' sake!

You're a mom - luckily not an Iraqi one - Put yourself in their shoes. Maybe you should think about YOUR own children, burned alive by falling cruise missles, all because President HasNoBrain of the Republican Party was stupid enough to push the button at the behest of the defense industry, who need their paychecks in the form of your children's blood.

I call them as I see them, Mom. You just refuse to see them, whatever you want to call them.

Posted by: Dan Rains | September 16, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

We've already been Bushwhacked (twice), let's not get McCained.. An old Texan sayng.. fool me twice and... ahh.. uhh.. hmmm.. well don't fool me again.

Posted by: George | September 16, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

You McCainiacs said the Iraqis will listen to Obama and not to Bush or McCane. Both of them are wimps and the Iraqis want a real leader. I am sure that this whole thing is your immagination, like McCain's role in the development of the blackberry. That was a lie but then thats what McCainiacs do.

Posted by: Ronnn | September 16, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

"Do you really think the Clintons want Obama to win?"

Hillary won't have a career if Obama doesn't win. She'll be credited with Obama's loss for doing more damage to him than McCain. She'll become a party pariah. They will shame her into retirement.

Think whatever you may but each of the party's major appeal is they don't look kindly on traitors, and they are reviled by a presidential nominee 'eating her own' so to speak, e.g. a member of the same party. Sad but true.

Hillary too ran a win-at-all-costs campaign, a la John McCain. She didn't. John McCain is worse politically for the financial and Bush albatross which can conveniently be hung around his neck like a noose. You're seeing it happen in real time. It will only get tighter.

Posted by: STILTON | September 16, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Dear bloggers and space wasters; Allow me to take you to hell and back.
Most of you remember some of this stuff and some of you wanna just overlook it.
WHEN YOU VOTE REMEMBER THIS !!!!!
ITS A LOOOONG LIST OF BUSH'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS WITH McCAIN'S HELP.
- Jan.2006 – Jack Abramoff – Pleaded guilty to 3 felony charges; conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion. Abramoff is White House lobbyist serving prison time for defrauding of American Indian tribes and corruption of public officials
- Feb.2006 – picture with Jack Abramoff and George Bush (Although Abramoff said that he met and talked to Bush about 12 times, Bush denied all that, even taking picture with him.
- Feb.2007 – wiretapping law passed
- Jan.2006 – Internet search records law
- Sept.2002 – Library records law
- Sept.2005 – Hurricane Katrina mishandling and death of hundreds of people
- Sept.2005 – Comment by Bush about Michael Brown handling of Katrina “Brownie You Are doing Heck of a Job”. (Michael Brown is director of FEMA)
- Oct.2005 – Harriet Miers – Bush nominated her to be Supreme Court associates. Lost that bid (Controversy, conflict of interest and cronies)
- Jan-Feb.2004 – Abu Ghraib prison torture
- Jan.2002 – Guantanamo Bay prison open
- Aug.2004 – New overtime rules
- Nov.2005 – Some Marines killing Iraqi civilians in cold blood
- Year 2001 – Halliburton won contract with DOD to provide emergency services to pentagon.
- Jan.2007 - Bush says he and other government officials have the power to snoop through your mail without a judge's warrant
- Dec.2006 – Eight US attorneys fired from the DOJ
- Apr.2007 – Alberto Gonzales - During actual testimony on April 19, Gonzales stated at least 71 times that he couldn't “recall” events related to the firing of 8 US Attorneys. Although he had good memory and there was evidence presented.
- Early 2006 – Donald Rumsfeld - Eight retired generals and admirals called for Rumsfeld to resign, accusing him of "abysmal" military planning and lack of strategic competence. (Generals Revolt)
- Nov.2006 - Bush stated he would stand by Rumsfeld as defense secretary for the length of his term as president
- Mar.2006 – New Law – Whistleblowers will not be protected by government
- Sept.2006 – Threatening Iran with sanctions and war
- Oct.2007 – FEMA holds fake press conference with fake journalists and staged questions
- Jun.2008 – DOJ – rejected applications of well qualified applicants, because they had a ties with democrats, liberal organizations or Bill Clinton
- Sept.2007 – Blackwater Worldwide – Killing Iraqi civilians. Got denied by Iraqi government to operate anything in Iraq (Still there fully working for some reasons)
- Mar.2006 – Scooter Libby – Sentenced to prison after found guilty for perjury and obstruction of justice.
- Jun.2007 – Bush pardoning Scooter Libby
- Aug.2007 – Karl Rove quits the job (Decision after being questioned about CIA agent name leak
- May.2008 - The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former White House top political adviser Karl Rove to testify about whether the White House improperly meddled with the Justice Department
- Mar.2003 - Paul Wolfowitz – in 2005 nominated for World Bank President by Bush. Argued how oil money from Iraq would pay for its reconstruction. Also had a scandal about affair with Shaha Ali Riza, who got her job at World Bank thanks to Wolfowitz.
- May.2007 – Paul Wolfowitz resigns from World Bank. Violations of code of ethics
- Feb.2003 – Colin Powel builds a case of war against Iraq in front of the UN
- May.2005 – Colin Powel retires
- Jul.2007 – Colin Powel – Secretary of the state reveals that he spent 2 hours trying to convince Bush not to attack Iraq
- Aug.2005 – John Bolton – Nominated by bush as ambassador to UN. Although, Bolton was never confirmed by the senate, Bush decided to place him as ambassador. Bolton also stated in his early carrier “There is no such thing as the United Nations”. He is also known as strong critic of UN.
- Dec.2006 – John Bolton announced that he would terminate his work as U.S. Representative to the UN at the end of the recess appointment and would not continue to seek confirmation. This was kind of surprise because he was about to be nominated
- Dec.2006 – John Bolton resigns
- Jan.2007 – Ari Fleischer – Press Secretary - Fleischer became an important figure in the CIA agent name leak case; he testified that Scooter Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former Chief of Staff, told him that Valerie Plame was a covert agent weeks before Libby had claimed to have been informed of Plame's status by a reporter
- Apr.2006 – Scott McClellan – Press Secretary – RESIGNS
- Jun.2008 – Scott McClellan publishes controversial book about White House, Bush and war in Iraq.
- 2000 Elections – Bush’s arrest records and military records of AWOL

AND THANKS TO GOOD DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, THE FOLLOWING CRONNIES AND CROOKS ARE GONE, BUT SOME THE HONEST AND GOOD PEOPLE HAD TO LEAVE A WHITE HOUSE BECASUE THEY COULDN'T STAND LYING ANYMORE FOR FELLOW REPUBLICANS, HATS OFF TO THEM.

-SCOOTER LIBBY (Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States)
-JACK ABRAMOFF (White House lobbyist)
-ALBERTO GONZALES (General Attorney)
-COLIN POWEL (Secretary of the State)
-PAUL WOLFOWITZ (World Bank President)
-SCOTT McCLELLAN (White House press secretary)
-MICHAEL BROWN (FEMA director)
-TOMMY FRANKS (US Army general – Iraq – first in Iraq)
-JOHN ABIZAID (US Army general – Iraq - after Tommy Franks)
- White House Senior Political Adviser Karl Rove
- White House Counselor Dan Bartlett
- White House Budget Director Rob Portman
- White House Counsel Harriet Miers
- White House Political Director Sara Taylor
- White House Director of Strategic Initiatives Pete Wehner
- White House Deputy National Security Adviser J.D. Crouch
- Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty
- Acting Associate Attorney General William Mercer
- Justice Department White House liaison Monica Goodling
- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
- Army Secretary Francis Harvey
- Joint Chief of Staffs Chairman Peter Pace
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson
- U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
- USAID Director Randall Tobias

Posted by: BOBSTER | September 16, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

“They keep wanting to say, people out there are just celebrities,” “They’re more than that,” “A lot of people that nobody knows will be there. People may work in the industry, but that doesn’t make them celebrities.” They all have $28,500 and then $2,500 to spare for one evening? That reminds me of another blue collar event over in Bon Jovi’s hangout in New Jersey. Apparently the price was the same. Sen. Obama collected $4 millions. I mean this guy is a real celebrity. I am dying to have a celebrity for the President. Apparently, the celebrities are dying to get him there as well. Should we not prevent this American Darfur from killing all of our celebrities?

Posted by: Wiel | September 16, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

“Palin, who drew rapturous applause from the crowd with her bubbly declaration -- twice -- that she and McCain were "going to Washington, D.C., to shake things up!'' I wonder if Mr. Robert Barnes would write the same way about remarks made by Michelle Obama. Let’s not be sexist here Mr. Barnes.

Posted by: Wiel | September 16, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

John McCain never appears alone on stage. There is always someone with him. Does the poor man have agoraphobia? That would be alright I suppose. But if he lacked the confidence to be out on the stage alone, that would be a problem.

Posted by: | September 16, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh Scott. You know you shouldn't have exposed the story of Obama's attempted double dealing with Iraqi leaders. The lefties who are already in an uproar that "Karl Rove's Freeperland blogger contingent" is out in force tonight. They hate it when you put the FACTS in front of them because it doesn't square with their FEELINGS. Shame on you for pointing out Obama's treasonous behavior, but also his complete disregard and disrespect for our troops.

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Right now America is like a moose caught in the headlights, literally dumbstruck by the glare of the dazzling idiocy emanating from, of all places, the gaping black hole in the brains of the Republican Party. Someone better call 911, we're about to be skinned alive.

Posted by: Dan Rains | September 16, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Cindy is right McSame can't drive!

The slease bag express is circling the dump.

Posted by: dumboroldpresidentsarebadfortheecomony | September 16, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Dan Rains...calling people names only makes peole think less of YOU. We know that you have something to contribute so please do so in an intelligent way.

You are afterall, representing Barrack Obama, or so it seems by your post. Do you think Independent Voters want to be associated with Obama and his supporters after reading posts like yours? Birds of a feather......

Posted by: Mom | September 16, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Go Dems!! We're in good shape. Remain on the issues, and really drill on them. We need to widen the gap in those toss up states, although most are in favor of the Dem ticket. Lets have the debates. This can't be screwed for another 4 years. This is serious.

Dems '08; we're doing good, but we have to work harder.

Posted by: Obama2008 | September 16, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

A Hillary Supporter - yes Hillary wanted to win, but what would be a bigger blow to her would be to see Sarah Palin get in as vice president. She is the antithesis of every thing that Hillary embdodies and would set women back 20 years. She would much rather see Obama elected then to see McCain ruin the country.

Posted by: ggreenwd | September 16, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

"Notice that Bill and Obama did not even shake hands when they met last week."
Posted by: WP | September 16, 2008 9:06 PM

You know this how? You were there. Or is this more loose talk like McCain helped in the development of the blackberry.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

I think the wheels will be coming off the Republican ticket very soon now. McCain's ignorance about the economy and his hypocritical tirades are embarrassing. Worse, Sarah Palin will be exposed as a corrupt and incompetent small time politician. She is already getting help in Alaska by 5 Republicans who filed suit to stop the investigation into her dismissal of her brother-in-law. Also, she will be found to be as shallow as a babbling brook. There must be 50 million women who would be more competent than she is. Look for a swing in the polls within the next 2 weeks.

Posted by: Vernon | September 16, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

"Mccain mocks" seems to start a lot of political stories these days. I read about Obama's detailed plans to move America forward and deal with the important issues like affordable healthcare, improved education, alternative energy, bringing our troops home and the most visible today, our failing economy and the need to put Americans back to work in good jobs. Meanwhile, Mccain, who listens to Phill Gramm, one of those most responsible for the deregulated financial market mess we're in, can only mock and cite "9/11". It is sad to see the once well respected Mccain so reduced in integrity that even Rove says he goes too far.

Posted by: Suzn | September 16, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Stop bailing out the companies you let go wild.

McSame - Phil Grahm

You want a commission?

After the bailout!
What for?
To see if the boss should get extra golden parachute?

Posted by: dickcheneyisacorruptliar | September 16, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Being with the people of Ohio is not enough. He needs to give tax breaks to those people in Ohio. They are hurting and the extra money will help pay the bills. Paying the debts will keep the financial service companies and we all profit. John McCain need to learn some economics. He needs to spend more time becoming competent and less time sniping at Obama. McCain is at present unfit to serve. He does not even know if the economy is strong or not. Yesterday and for the last six months it was, today its in crisis. Did this whole thing sneak up on you John McCain? Don't your economic advisers keep you abreast of the economy?

They are doing a poor job and should be replaced. You seem out of touch.

Calling for a commission is ducking the issue. That is Washington speak for burying it. Leadership is facing the tough issues and presenting solutions like Obama did today. The buck stops with the president, not with the commission.

Posted by: Ronnn | September 16, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

I heard that after that moose-killer left the stage no one wanted to stick around and listen to McCain. That should tell us all we need to know about his supporters. They'll abandon America, too, just as they did when they turned the Republicanazi party over to Emperor Bush and Darth Cheney. All America got for that was the blood of 100,000 dead Iraqi men, women and children, and 4,300 American soldiers on our hands - for NOTHING. They don't even intend to sell us their oil. Every night I pray to God that the whole nightmare of the Republican Party will come to a close and America will be respected and strong again. Certainly no Alaska-first neoconazis are going to do anything to help America restore its greatness.

Posted by: Dan Rains | September 16, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

A Hillary Supporter...

We know that Hillary really doesn't like Obama. She is outwardly supporting him because that is the only way that she can stay true to the party and run again in 2012 should McCain win this year.

She is a stategist and a calculating politician. Notice that Bill and Obama did not even shake hands when they met last week. Bill is putting on his politico face as well for the sake of Hillary's next run. Sure he will "campaign" for Obama...for the sake of Hillary's run in 2012.

An Obabma win in 2008 would drastically reduce the chances for Hillary in 2012. Do you really think the Clintons want Obama to win?

Posted by: WP | September 16, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Liberal (pronounced [lib-er-uhl, lib-ruhl]:

–adjective
1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
6. of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.
7. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.
8. open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.
9. characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts: a liberal donor.
10. given freely or abundantly; generous: a liberal donation.
11. not strict or rigorous; free; not literal: a liberal interpretation of a rule.
12. of, pertaining to, or based on the liberal arts.
13. of, pertaining to, or befitting a freeman.
–noun
14. a person of liberal principles or views, esp. in politics or religion.
15. (often initial capital letter) a member of a liberal party in politics, esp. of the Liberal party in Great Britain.

Kind of sounds like CHANGE, eh?

Posted by: STILTON | September 16, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama missed another vote? Like the 195 times in the Senate when he only voted present? I want a President to do more than just be present.

Posted by: dragonfly777 | September 16, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I bet you are Hussein Doug. You guys use this posting board to influence US voters Get OFFF this board and go to your dammmAllah
Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM

Do you know what Allah means? IF YOU DO, YOU WOULDN'T SAY IT, BECAUSE EVEN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS THAT SPEAK ARABIC USE THIS WORD IN THEIR PRAYERS IN CHURCH AND SYNAGOGES.

Dumbass Redneck!!!

Posted by: ````````GodamnU`````````` | September 16, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Hillary supporter -
Hillary would be ashamed of you. You are not a Hillary supporter at all, if you were, you would honor her by supporting someone who thought like her and strived for a lot of the same ideals as her. You couldn't be any further away from that by supporting McCain/Palin. Come off your charade and stop insulting Hillary by calling yourself one of her supporters. Hillary deserves better than that. Not that anyone believes your posting anyway.

Posted by: ggreenwd | September 16, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Karl Rove's Freeperland blogger contingent is especially active tonight, huh? What with creating that echo chamber of supposed "protests" in the comments section and all?

Posted by: STILTON | September 16, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

This election cycle, this Democrat will be voting for McCain.

Posted by: William | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM

Why don't you tell us the basis of your reasoning? Or do you think that making a dogmatic proclamation is sufficient.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

"Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!"

Thanks, "Moderate Voter", for that in depth analysis. Now get back to chawing with Gomer and Nub so you can update us on other breaking news.

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama's Double-Dealing Diplomacy
1 hour, 52 minutes ago (9-16-08)
Investor's Business Daily


Election '08: Barack Obama premised his campaign on calling for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. But now he's been quietly telling Iraq "not so fast." It's part of a deceptive pattern.


Election: Barack Obama, who premised his campaign on calling for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, has now been quietly telling Iraq "not so fast." It's part of a deceptive pattern.Iraq's Foreign Minister Moshyar Zebari told the New York Post's Amir Taheri that Obama made delaying the troops' return a key theme of his talks with Iraqi leaders during his campaign stop in Baghdad last July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the U.S. elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari told Teheri, on the record.

Funny, that's not what Obama told voters. He has made an immediate pullout the cornerstone of his campaign. Taheri's report signals the Democratic standard-bearer would manipulate the war's end for political advantage and is willing to deceive voters to do it.

This in itself is reprehensible. But his secret calls also leave U.S. troops unnecessarily in harm's way. It's the kind of foreign policy meddling that serves Obama's interests over the national interest.

"Obama has given Iraqis the impression that he doesn't want Iraq to appear anything like a success, let alone a victory, for America," Taheri reported. "To be credible, his foreign-policy philosophy requires Iraq to be seen as a failure, a disaster, a quagmire, a pig with lipstick or any of the other apocalyptic adjectives used by the American defeat industry in the past five years."

Can Obama be trusted? We ask because he's shown a pattern of secretive double-dealing with voters, not just in his talking about small town voters one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco, as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin pointed out, but particularly in foreign affairs.

It dates back to at least February, when Obama's economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, secretly told the Canadian embassy that Obama's demagoguery against NAFTA in the primaries was just a Styrofoam-pillar bid to win the Ohio vote.

Obama's pattern of deception continued. In March, Colombian troops raided a FARC terrorist camp in Ecuador and recovered a terrorist computer belonging to a top FARC warlord, Raul Reyes.

Computer e-mails revealed that someone who knew Obama's positions had secretly met with the terrorists and assured them Obama would cut U.S. military aid under Plan Colombia and veto its free trade pact. Both are major goals of the Marxist terrorists aligned with America's enemies.

Subsequent events confirmed this. Obama did come out in favor of shutting Colombia out of free trade. More disturbingly, Obama adviser Daniel Restrepo last week told Colombia's Radio Caracol that Obama planned to convert the military aid Colombia needs to crush terrorists into social aid programs that don't.

That's not the end of it. Now Obama is double-dealing with Iraqi officials to leave American troops in harm's way and prolong the appearance of war long enough to call it a failure and win votes.

The astonishing thing about Obama's deals is they're the very thing Democrats accused Republicans of without a shred of proof.

They accused Richard Nixon of making a secret deal with the North Vietnamese to prolong the Vietnam war enough to presumably win election in 1968.

Years later, in 1980, they accused Ronald Reagan of making a secret deal with Iranian terrorists holding U.S. diplomats hostage to win election over incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Neither of these claims, often repeated by leftist historians, has ever been proven. But the statement of Iraq's foreign minister, speaking to a leading writer on foreign policy, is considerably stronger as evidence. It signals that Obama places politics over the national interest to the extent that he would work against his own public positions to gull voters into electing him.

It's the absolute opposite of John McCain's courageous position supporting the surge in Iraq, even as politicos were warning him he'd lose the election for it. "I'd rather lose an election than lose a war," McCain said.

With Obama's promises to sit down with dictators in Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, voters have a right to ask if he's made any deals at odds with his public condemnations of them, too. Before he starts acting like president, he needs to come clean to voters and reveal his true positions. Whatever they are, voters have a right to know.


Posted by: Scott | September 16, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

This article, like most out there, brainwashing by the Obama Press Corp.

Posted by: The LogicalOne | September 16, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

"The $5.1 million McCain raised Monday night at a swank Miami hotel is apparently a distant memory."

The Keating Five seems to be a distant memory too. But it shouldn't be. It tells us a lot about McCain's character, starting with his early days in the Senate

Posted by: Hugh Briss | September 16, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Barack Hussein Obama would be a terrible choice! He's a Muslim, communist loving, terrorist supporting wacko!

Posted by: Moderate Voter | September 16, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight - the man with 7 houses and a wife who wears a $310,000 outfit feels my pain?????

Posted by: cta | September 16, 2008 8:24 PM

REPLY: And $419.00 shoes. He has never been in our shoes!!!

Posted by: Price Check | September 16, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

And where did John McCain choose to spend his 70th birthday? Oh, that's right, on a felon's yacht in Montenegro, with Anne Hathaway...isn't she a Hollywood type? A Man Who Feels My Pain? Go on.

From The Nation:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080929/berman_ames

"John McCain has been hammering rival Barack Obama for being little more than a vapid "celebrity" and "elitist." But The Nation has obtained a photo revealing just how star-struck a straight-talking maverick can become when offered the chance to celebrate his birthday aboard a yacht filled with celebrities--even if one of those celebrity types turns out to be an A-list con man.

The photograph substantiates reports that in late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway."

Posted by: FrederikM | September 16, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh, bet there would be change if McCain is elected;

McCain's temper led Republican Senator Domenici of New Mexico to say "I decided I didn't want this guy anywhere near a trigger." McCain's "ire is all too real. This has prompted questions about whether his temperament is suited to the office of commander-in-chief... 'I decided I didn't want this guy anywhere near a trigger,' Domenici told Newsweek in 2000." [AP, 2/16/08]

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

“I like McCain. I respect McCain. But I am a little worried by his knee-jerk response factor,” said retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, who was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004. “I think it is a little scary. I think this guy’s first reactions are not necessarily the best reactions. I believe that he acts on impulse.”

"I studied leadership for a long time during 32 years in the military," said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, a one-time Republican who is supporting Obama. "It is all about character. Who can motivate willing followers? Who has the vision? Who can inspire people?" Gration asked. "I have tremendous respect for John McCain, but I would not follow him."

"One of the things the senior military would like to see when they go visit the president is a kind of consistency, a kind of reliability," explained retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, a former Republican, former chief of staff of the Air Force and former fighter pilot who flew 285 combat missions. McPeak said his perception is that Obama is "not that up when he is up and not that down when he is down. He is kind of a steady Eddie. This is a very important feature," McPeak said. On the other hand, he said, "McCain has got a reputation for being a little volatile." McPeak is campaigning for Obama.

Stephen Wayne, a political science professor at Georgetown who is studying the personalities of the presidential candidates, agrees McCain's temperament is of real concern. "The anger is there," Wayne said. If McCain is the one to answer the phone at 3 a.m., he said, "you worry about an initial emotive, less rational response."

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Do you think the person posting as "unanimous" really means "anonymous?" It would figure.

Posted by: jim | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse


NEWSWEEK, Palin goes from most popular to least popular in three days. It looks like the novelty is waring off already. This may be one of the fastest "Flash in the pans in history"
Move over Taylor Hicks.

The polls reflected the early success of her strategy. In the three days after Palin joined Team McCain--Aug. 29-31--32 percent of voters told the pollsters at Diageo/Hotline that they had a favorable opinion of her; most (48 percent) didn't know enough to say. By Sept. 4, however, 43 percent of Diageo/Hotline respondents approved of Palin with only 25 percent disapproving--an 18-point split. Apparently, voters were liking what they were hearing. Four days later, Palin's approval rating had climbed to 47 percent (+17), and by Sept. 13 it had hit 52 percent. The gap at that point between her favorable and unfavorable numbers--22 percent--was larger than either McCain's (+20) or Obama's (+13).

But then a funny thing happened: Palin lost some of her luster. Since Sept. 13, Palin's unfavorables have climbed from 30 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, her favorables have slipped from 52 percent to 48 percent. That's a three-day net swing of -10 points, and it leaves her in the Sept. 15 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll tied for the smallest favorability split (+12) of any of the Final Four. Over the course of a single weekend, in other words, Palin went from being the most popular White House hopeful to the least.

What happened? I'd argue that Palin's considerable novelty is starting to wear off. In part it's the result of a steady stream of unhelpful stories: her unfamiliarity with the Bush Doctrine during last Thursday's interview with Charles Gibson (video above); her refusal to cooperate with the Troopergate investigation; her repeated stretching of the truth on everything from earmarks to the Bridge to Nowhere to the amount of energy her state produces. That stuff has a way of inspiring disapproval and eroding one's support. (Interestingly, Palin's preparedness numbers--about 50 percent yes, 45 percent no--haven't budged.) But mostly it's the start of an inevitable process. Between now and Nov. 4, voters will stop seeing Palin as a fascinating story and starting taking her measure as an actual candidate for office. Some will approve; some won't. It remains to be seen whether Palin's recent slide will continue, or hurt John McCain in the polls. But it's hard to argue that the journey from intriguing new superstar to earthbound politician--a necessary part of the process--doesn't involve a loss of altitude.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse


NEWSWEEK, Palin goes from most popular to least popular in three days. It looks like the novelty is waring off already. This may be one of the fastest "Flash in the pans in history"
Move over Taylor Hicks.

The polls reflected the early success of her strategy. In the three days after Palin joined Team McCain--Aug. 29-31--32 percent of voters told the pollsters at Diageo/Hotline that they had a favorable opinion of her; most (48 percent) didn't know enough to say. By Sept. 4, however, 43 percent of Diageo/Hotline respondents approved of Palin with only 25 percent disapproving--an 18-point split. Apparently, voters were liking what they were hearing. Four days later, Palin's approval rating had climbed to 47 percent (+17), and by Sept. 13 it had hit 52 percent. The gap at that point between her favorable and unfavorable numbers--22 percent--was larger than either McCain's (+20) or Obama's (+13).

But then a funny thing happened: Palin lost some of her luster. Since Sept. 13, Palin's unfavorables have climbed from 30 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, her favorables have slipped from 52 percent to 48 percent. That's a three-day net swing of -10 points, and it leaves her in the Sept. 15 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll tied for the smallest favorability split (+12) of any of the Final Four. Over the course of a single weekend, in other words, Palin went from being the most popular White House hopeful to the least.

What happened? I'd argue that Palin's considerable novelty is starting to wear off. In part it's the result of a steady stream of unhelpful stories: her unfamiliarity with the Bush Doctrine during last Thursday's interview with Charles Gibson (video above); her refusal to cooperate with the Troopergate investigation; her repeated stretching of the truth on everything from earmarks to the Bridge to Nowhere to the amount of energy her state produces. That stuff has a way of inspiring disapproval and eroding one's support. (Interestingly, Palin's preparedness numbers--about 50 percent yes, 45 percent no--haven't budged.) But mostly it's the start of an inevitable process. Between now and Nov. 4, voters will stop seeing Palin as a fascinating story and starting taking her measure as an actual candidate for office. Some will approve; some won't. It remains to be seen whether Palin's recent slide will continue, or hurt John McCain in the polls. But it's hard to argue that the journey from intriguing new superstar to earthbound politician--a necessary part of the process--doesn't involve a loss of altitude.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse


NEWSWEEK, Palin goes from most popular to least popular in three days. It looks like the novelty is waring off already. This may be one of the fastest "Flash in the pans in history"
Move over Taylor Hicks.

The polls reflected the early success of her strategy. In the three days after Palin joined Team McCain--Aug. 29-31--32 percent of voters told the pollsters at Diageo/Hotline that they had a favorable opinion of her; most (48 percent) didn't know enough to say. By Sept. 4, however, 43 percent of Diageo/Hotline respondents approved of Palin with only 25 percent disapproving--an 18-point split. Apparently, voters were liking what they were hearing. Four days later, Palin's approval rating had climbed to 47 percent (+17), and by Sept. 13 it had hit 52 percent. The gap at that point between her favorable and unfavorable numbers--22 percent--was larger than either McCain's (+20) or Obama's (+13).

But then a funny thing happened: Palin lost some of her luster. Since Sept. 13, Palin's unfavorables have climbed from 30 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, her favorables have slipped from 52 percent to 48 percent. That's a three-day net swing of -10 points, and it leaves her in the Sept. 15 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll tied for the smallest favorability split (+12) of any of the Final Four. Over the course of a single weekend, in other words, Palin went from being the most popular White House hopeful to the least.

What happened? I'd argue that Palin's considerable novelty is starting to wear off. In part it's the result of a steady stream of unhelpful stories: her unfamiliarity with the Bush Doctrine during last Thursday's interview with Charles Gibson (video above); her refusal to cooperate with the Troopergate investigation; her repeated stretching of the truth on everything from earmarks to the Bridge to Nowhere to the amount of energy her state produces. That stuff has a way of inspiring disapproval and eroding one's support. (Interestingly, Palin's preparedness numbers--about 50 percent yes, 45 percent no--haven't budged.) But mostly it's the start of an inevitable process. Between now and Nov. 4, voters will stop seeing Palin as a fascinating story and starting taking her measure as an actual candidate for office. Some will approve; some won't. It remains to be seen whether Palin's recent slide will continue, or hurt John McCain in the polls. But it's hard to argue that the journey from intriguing new superstar to earthbound politician--a necessary part of the process--doesn't involve a loss of altitude.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse


NEWSWEEK, Palin goes from most popular to least popular in three days. It looks like the novelty is waring off already. This may be one of the fastest "Flash in the pans in history"
Move over Taylor Hicks.

The polls reflected the early success of her strategy. In the three days after Palin joined Team McCain--Aug. 29-31--32 percent of voters told the pollsters at Diageo/Hotline that they had a favorable opinion of her; most (48 percent) didn't know enough to say. By Sept. 4, however, 43 percent of Diageo/Hotline respondents approved of Palin with only 25 percent disapproving--an 18-point split. Apparently, voters were liking what they were hearing. Four days later, Palin's approval rating had climbed to 47 percent (+17), and by Sept. 13 it had hit 52 percent. The gap at that point between her favorable and unfavorable numbers--22 percent--was larger than either McCain's (+20) or Obama's (+13).

But then a funny thing happened: Palin lost some of her luster. Since Sept. 13, Palin's unfavorables have climbed from 30 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, her favorables have slipped from 52 percent to 48 percent. That's a three-day net swing of -10 points, and it leaves her in the Sept. 15 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll tied for the smallest favorability split (+12) of any of the Final Four. Over the course of a single weekend, in other words, Palin went from being the most popular White House hopeful to the least.

What happened? I'd argue that Palin's considerable novelty is starting to wear off. In part it's the result of a steady stream of unhelpful stories: her unfamiliarity with the Bush Doctrine during last Thursday's interview with Charles Gibson (video above); her refusal to cooperate with the Troopergate investigation; her repeated stretching of the truth on everything from earmarks to the Bridge to Nowhere to the amount of energy her state produces. That stuff has a way of inspiring disapproval and eroding one's support. (Interestingly, Palin's preparedness numbers--about 50 percent yes, 45 percent no--haven't budged.) But mostly it's the start of an inevitable process. Between now and Nov. 4, voters will stop seeing Palin as a fascinating story and starting taking her measure as an actual candidate for office. Some will approve; some won't. It remains to be seen whether Palin's recent slide will continue, or hurt John McCain in the polls. But it's hard to argue that the journey from intriguing new superstar to earthbound politician--a necessary part of the process--doesn't involve a loss of altitude.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse


NEWSWEEK, Palin goes from most popular to least popular in three days. It looks like the novelty is waring off already. This may be one of the fastest "Flash in the pans in history"
Move over Taylor Hicks.

The polls reflected the early success of her strategy. In the three days after Palin joined Team McCain--Aug. 29-31--32 percent of voters told the pollsters at Diageo/Hotline that they had a favorable opinion of her; most (48 percent) didn't know enough to say. By Sept. 4, however, 43 percent of Diageo/Hotline respondents approved of Palin with only 25 percent disapproving--an 18-point split. Apparently, voters were liking what they were hearing. Four days later, Palin's approval rating had climbed to 47 percent (+17), and by Sept. 13 it had hit 52 percent. The gap at that point between her favorable and unfavorable numbers--22 percent--was larger than either McCain's (+20) or Obama's (+13).

But then a funny thing happened: Palin lost some of her luster. Since Sept. 13, Palin's unfavorables have climbed from 30 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, her favorables have slipped from 52 percent to 48 percent. That's a three-day net swing of -10 points, and it leaves her in the Sept. 15 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll tied for the smallest favorability split (+12) of any of the Final Four. Over the course of a single weekend, in other words, Palin went from being the most popular White House hopeful to the least.

What happened? I'd argue that Palin's considerable novelty is starting to wear off. In part it's the result of a steady stream of unhelpful stories: her unfamiliarity with the Bush Doctrine during last Thursday's interview with Charles Gibson (video above); her refusal to cooperate with the Troopergate investigation; her repeated stretching of the truth on everything from earmarks to the Bridge to Nowhere to the amount of energy her state produces. That stuff has a way of inspiring disapproval and eroding one's support. (Interestingly, Palin's preparedness numbers--about 50 percent yes, 45 percent no--haven't budged.) But mostly it's the start of an inevitable process. Between now and Nov. 4, voters will stop seeing Palin as a fascinating story and starting taking her measure as an actual candidate for office. Some will approve; some won't. It remains to be seen whether Palin's recent slide will continue, or hurt John McCain in the polls. But it's hard to argue that the journey from intriguing new superstar to earthbound politician--a necessary part of the process--doesn't involve a loss of altitude.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

The scariest thing about Palin:
McCain is old, and Palin is even more ignorant than Bush.
That's why Karl Rove and Dick Cheney want Palin: she can be their figurehead puppet just like Bush was.

Beware, America.

Posted by: Nkirv | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama will lose in November.

Other Hillary supporters, like me, are going to vote for McCain/Palin. Deal with it.

Posted by: Hillary Supporter | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama will lose in November.

Other Hillary supporters, like me, are going to vote for McCain/Palin. Deal with it.

Posted by: Hillary Supporter | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, bet there would be change if McCain is elected;

McCain's temper led Republican Senator Domenici of New Mexico to say "I decided I didn't want this guy anywhere near a trigger." McCain's "ire is all too real. This has prompted questions about whether his temperament is suited to the office of commander-in-chief... 'I decided I didn't want this guy anywhere near a trigger,' Domenici told Newsweek in 2000." [AP, 2/16/08]

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

“I like McCain. I respect McCain. But I am a little worried by his knee-jerk response factor,” said retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, who was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004. “I think it is a little scary. I think this guy’s first reactions are not necessarily the best reactions. I believe that he acts on impulse.”

"I studied leadership for a long time during 32 years in the military," said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, a one-time Republican who is supporting Obama. "It is all about character. Who can motivate willing followers? Who has the vision? Who can inspire people?" Gration asked. "I have tremendous respect for John McCain, but I would not follow him."

"One of the things the senior military would like to see when they go visit the president is a kind of consistency, a kind of reliability," explained retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, a former Republican, former chief of staff of the Air Force and former fighter pilot who flew 285 combat missions. McPeak said his perception is that Obama is "not that up when he is up and not that down when he is down. He is kind of a steady Eddie. This is a very important feature," McPeak said. On the other hand, he said, "McCain has got a reputation for being a little volatile." McPeak is campaigning for Obama.

Stephen Wayne, a political science professor at Georgetown who is studying the personalities of the presidential candidates, agrees McCain's temperament is of real concern. "The anger is there," Wayne said. If McCain is the one to answer the phone at 3 a.m., he said, "you worry about an initial emotive, less rational response."

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

The scariest thing about Palin:
McCain is old, and Palin is even more ignorant than Bush.
That's why Karl Rove and Dick Cheney want Palin: she can be their figurehead puppet just like Bush was.

Beware, America.

Posted by: Nkirv | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

As a life long Democrat, I have studied all information I could find about Obama and McCain. I've listened to both men speak.
I watched both conventions and paid attention to all politcal ads. I've watched news coverage on all major networks and the cable networks.
And I have come to the conclusion that a vote for Obama would be a vote against the betterment of the country. Obama is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people.
This election cycle, this Democrat will be voting for McCain.

Posted by: William | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

> Republican Christians will proudly be the ones who ensure Obama will be our next president. Our votes will be cast, and they will be cast for Obama.

Amen to that! Obama is definitely the most Christian candidate.

McCain constantly blasphemes Jesus in attack ads, lies unrepentantly, and is highly hypocritical. Though I will give McCain credit for repenting of adultery.

And what's he got on Obama? Charges of 'being friends with sinners'? I remember the last time the moralistic but hypocritical Pharisees tried to make that charge stick.

Like they say, Jesus was a community organizer. Pilate was a governor.

Posted by: Moe | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

As a life long Democrat, I have studied all information I could find about Obama and McCain. I've listened to both men speak.
I watched both conventions and paid attention to all politcal ads. I've watched news coverage on all major networks and the cable networks.
And I have come to the conclusion that a vote for Obama would be a vote against the betterment of the country. Obama is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people.
This election cycle, this Democrat will be voting for McCain.

Posted by: William | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Bob Miller's post of September 16, 2008 7:00 PM shows exactly what kind of person Bob is. He is racist, pure and simple. He is trying to make the Obamas look like "uppity blacks" but instead Bobby, you are coming across as the white supremacist you are.

When you talk about racism and elitism and such, you need to address that guy in the mirror that you see every morning. Okay?

This is 2008, not 1808 or 1908 - okay? This is the United States of America --- Okay?

Posted by: Paul Stewart | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

For "Lifelong Democrat":

Speculation on who terrorists would vote for is, of course, just nonsense speculation but while you're on the topic don't you think that the bin Laden plan from 2004 ( http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/01/binladen.tape/ ) is pretty much the track that Bush and McSame have been and would continue to follow? Seems to me they'd just encourage a further spiral into the economic black hole the Republicans have steered us into

Posted by: truthseeker | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Bob Miller's post of September 16, 2008 7:00 PM shows exactly what kind of person Bob is. He is racist, pure and simple. He is trying to make the Obamas look like "uppity blacks" but instead Bobby, you are coming across as the white supremacist you are.

When you talk about racism and elitism and such, you need to address that guy in the mirror that you see every morning. Okay?

This is 2008, not 1808 or 1908 - okay? This is the United States of America --- Okay?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey Hussein DOug, I bet you are one of those outsiders try to influence the young US voters by placing lies and trash comments about Mccain-Palin..You ^*&(& GET OFF and go back to your hole and pray to your DAmmALLAh

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

The scariest thing about Palin:
McCain is old, and Palin is even more ignorant than Bush.
That's why Karl Rove and Dick Cheney want Palin: she can be their figurehead puppet just like Bush was.

Beware, America.

Posted by: Nkirv | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Hussein Doug I bet you are one of them outsiders try to influence our young US voters. I suggest you GEtOOF now and go back to your Dammm AlQuaida hole.

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama will lose in November.

Other Hillary supporters, like me, are going to vote for McCain/Palin. Deal with it.

Posted by: Hillary Supporter | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama will lose in November.

Other Hillary supporters, like me, are going to vote for McCain/Palin. Deal with it.

Posted by: Hillary Supporter | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama will lose in November.

Other Hillary supporters, like me, are going to vote for McCain/Palin. Deal with it.

Posted by: Hillary Supporter | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I bet you are Hussein Doug. You guys use this posting board to influence US voters Get OFFF this board and go to your dammmAllah

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

People who vote are not those who can attest to one's character - that would be friends, colleagues, people who have actually known the person over time. Where are those people?

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 8:02 PM

Here are the words of two people that can give some insight into Senator Obama's character, there are many more statements on the web if you cared enough to look.

A conservative woman who attended law school with Senator Obama - http://townhall.com/Columnists/CarolPlattLiebau/2007/03/05/the_barack_i_knew?page=full

A Rabbi that is a neighbor of Senator Obama- http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c55_a5420/Editorial__Opinion/Opinion.html

Posted by: mollyandmia | September 16, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Al-Qaeda voting for president? Are you insane? What kind of comment is that? The stupidest one I've heard in a long time. But as long as you're on that line of thinking, who in the world would vote for McCain? Nobody.

Posted by: doug | September 16, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I bet most of comments posted here are from outsiders of the USA. They try to pollute our mind and to create a divisive atmosphere among us in American. Especially those Muslim Fanatic Extremists want Obama to win so that they could exploit the political of this freedom country. Just Wait and See.

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

So let's see. McCain decides to spend $87M of taxpayer money on his campaign. Obama decides, instead, to actually raise his money from individuals. And conservatives are criticizing Obama for this? (And it looks like they sort of found feminism, too, since they now label any critics of Palin "sexist"). These conservatives are becoming downright pinko!

Posted by: John S. | September 16, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight - the man with 7 houses and a wife who wears a $310,000 outfit feels my pain?????

Posted by: cta | September 16, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

"Resist McCain and he will Flee"

Posted by: Janna Morrison | September 16, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

If every member of Al-Qaeda could vote for President, along with every other Islamic militant, who would they vote for? You know as well as I do they'd vote for Barack Hussein Obama. Every single one of them!

It's far too dangerous at this time to trust a wimpy, inexperienced pretender like Barack Hussein Obama.

Who would he turn to for advice? Jeremiah Wright? Tony Rezko? William Ayers? Barack Hussein Obama is a pathetic pretender...

Posted by: Lifelong Democrat | September 16, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain is such a tragic figure--lies, distortions, half truths; no dignity, no McCain--

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Top of his class at Harvard Law School. Editor of the Harvard Law Review. C.O. for three years. Civil rights lawyer for nine years. Taught constitutional law for twelve years. Also has a degree in political science specializing in foreign policy. State senator and U.S. senator. I'll take my chances.

Posted by: jim | September 16, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

My mom was a hockey mom.

She wasn't a pit bull, a liar or a con artist.
She was a ''reformed Republican.'' She had a brain.

Not half a brain like those buying into this Palin Project at the same time America is coming apart at the seams. The closest thing to "a mountain being removed and be thou cast into the sea" in her view of the world, would have been Lehman Bros. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" she once joked, referring to John McCain.

Mom was more like a smart Golden Retriever. She was loyal and kind, but could get real tough those who were unreasonable. She looked out for the common person with deep spirit of compassion and volunteered to help the less fortunate. In in the late 60's she tutored underprivileged kids of a different race. I went with her, still remembering how we had to lock the car doors once we entered into that neighborhood.

She went to church, but didn't wave her hands to the sky during the service like a lunatic. Mom taught us to beware of a wacko.

Pit bulls are the most dangerous, vicious dogs on the planet. I know dogs and I know people.

And Sarah Palin, you are no Golden Retriever

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | September 16, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

I guess he'll mock the "Birthday Yacht" photo with Anne Hathaway's jailbird ex-fiancee too. Or at least Gary Sinise...if anyone still watches that show.

Posted by: kravitz | September 16, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama is good candidate for Muslims!

Posted by: Muhammed | September 16, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

You don't see any high end republicans backing Palin. They don't want to look stupid. Intelligent people on both sides know she is an empty head. Conservative pundits are now starting to point out how useless she is because it is so blatantly obvious and they don't want to look as stupid as her.

Posted by: doug | September 16, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Mcain and palin is a bad combination. I'm not American but from the look of things PALIN may be a threat to USA. If Mcain dies, Palin will be president....easier for terrorism and the other G7 countries

Posted by: IranJam | September 16, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama graduated top of his class at Havard Law School? This guy did not really study. He practiced plagiarism. When was asked when the baby has the human right, his answer was "above my pay grade" You guys want this looney tooney becomes president?
What kind of Law did he learn at Havard? Street Jungle Law? I bet he is good at that.

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't this article in the Opinions Section? People accept "reporting" like this as objective journalism? Sad, but increasingly typical . . .

Posted by: Sandy | September 16, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5120542367107282803&vt=lf&hl=en

I love Sara Palin, but i dont think she is the best choice for the country. Only no-brain citizens will vote for repubs with that pick. Just because she is a woman does not make her the best vp. At first it was difficult between obama and Mcain, now Palin made it an easier choice for Obama

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5120542367107282803&vt=lf&hl=en watch and be educated before posting.

Posted by: summary of it all | September 16, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

"Republican Christians will proudly be the ones who ensure Obama will be our next president. Our votes will be cast, and they will be cast for Obama."

Doutbful... More likely the liberal muslims...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been vetted; he didn't stop any inquiries because he had nothing to hide regarding Rezco.
Now Palin, who was investigated by primarily republican legislature is calling EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE>>>sound familiar ? ya but since you don't care,
think about it:
Who would vote for those responsible for the downfall of America today?
Lies and double talk and temper tantrums won't help an old out of date pol.
Come on, compare a Harvard top of his class with 899 out of 900 in his class.
Then compare sports caster with a senator as VP.
Mcain crashed and burned out of the military and is doing the same here.

Posted by: ukeman | September 16, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

I am glad and happy to inform that more and more people listen to me and turn out to support McCain. The recent poll indicates that McCain-Palin is winning even though the Great Deceiver spends millons of dollars from stupid liberals and trashed radicals, he still a sore looser.
ALLAH is GREAT!!!hahahhaALALH is What?

Posted by: unanimous | September 16, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

McCains' father and grandfather died around his age, I believe. You know how the presidency works you over. I hate to say it, but I think the bible-thumpers are going to pray for his demise so the airhead will be in power.

Posted by: mike | September 16, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

One is known by the company they keep. Bill Ayers, while not convicted, is an admitted domestic terrorist. If not for his ties and those of his father to the Chicago machine, he probably wouldn't enjoy his "respected" position as a professor of education. He sat on the board of CAC for many years with Ayers so stop trying to pretend he was just some guy in the neighborhood. Tony Rezko is a convicted crook. He was under indictment when Obama bought the land from him. Perhaps it was just an error in judgment, but his dealings with Rezko go back to the early 1990s.

People who vote are not those who can attest to one's character - that would be friends, colleagues, people who have actually known the person over time. Where are those people?

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

This race is all about race.
20-30 % of all blacks are voting for Barrack because he is black. They don't care about the issuesw.
If people stated they are voting for McCain because he is white, that is racist.
If people are voting for Barrack because he is black, that's just being politically correct - not. It is also racist.
You can't have it both ways, Barrack. Condemn racists in both camps.
Bush - Nobel Peace prize - 2030.

Posted by: canamdutch | September 16, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

"This USA is going down by stupid Democrats and liberals," wrote a pathetic "unanimous" who have it all mixed up. Demographic data shows again and again that EDUCATED PEOPLE, or those with HIGHER EDUCATION, are mostly inclined toward Obama; whereas bigots and racists are inclined toward McCain. Got brain?

Posted by: Tao Zen | September 16, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Reading this bias article and these posts make me laugh (LOL). Are the Dem's scared or what. Their vicious attacks, their lies, their mean spirited comments, all show how desparate and afraid they have become over a Republican woman becoming Vice President. Pallin has taken America's soul and generated so much excitment that it will win the election for McCain. Pallin has more executive experience than Oh, what's his name, has even dreamed of.

Posted by: fitgrandpa | September 16, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain even flip flops on whether it's good or bad to have lots of supporters show up at his events. Since Palin was announced as his VP running mate, she has become his star. His campaign has even exaggerated about how many supporters show up! There's nothing wrong with being popular. Obama should not make excuses for it - it's great.

Posted by: Debbie | September 16, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, McCain/Palin will really shake things up...on what planet?

If McCain/Palin manages to win, we can guarantee the continuation of the terminal dumbing-down of what passes for political discourse in America.

Is that all there is?

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 16, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

The neo-cons and elite members of the Republican party INCLUDING DAVID BROOKS have declared Palin a terrible pick. She had too much baggage and zero meaningful experience. The woman has traveled to 2, count them 2 countries. She received a degree from a second rate college after attending 6 schools. Rather than respect the experience of those in her administration who were doing a good job, she fired anyone who disagreed with her and replaced them with her childhood friends.

BAD PICK FOR MCCAIN, BAD OPTION FOR AMERICA.

Get over it. All the negative dredged up crap that Republicans have been peddling about Obama for the last 2 years that has been disproved over and over and over again will not help put lipstick on Palin's lack of experience or lack of vetting.

I, like Carly, wouldn't let her anywhere near my business and the closest she should be allowed to the White House is a group tour when Obama is President to see what she missed.

Posted by: Palin is toast | September 16, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I swear if i vote for mcain and then find out he tricked me, I WILL KILL HIM (kiddin) I couldn't be serious cuz that would mean PALIN would be president...

wait a minute, did he chose PALIN because it rhymes with STALIN?

Posted by: spongebob | September 16, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

...Like a little spoiled kid, if they dont like it, they change it and so they keep changing because afterall they are not pleased with anything and so the Muslims comes in and exploit their weakness. ...Posted by: unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:52 PM

Funny, that sounds like a right-on-target description of John McCain!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Talk about opportunism. McCain is 72 freakin' years old. Go home old man. It's time to move into the 21st. century.

Posted by: doug | September 16, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god, I'm so tired of people saying that all those Hilary supporters now have Palin to turn to. Is it just the boobs, or what? I mean if you SERIOUSLY supported Hilary, you would know that Palin goes against absolutely everything Hilary has been fighting her whole life for. I guess it's not really the issues that matter, just the gender. WOW.

Posted by: Brianna | September 16, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

So, Sarah Palin is "bubbly." Glad to see non-partisan, non-sexist reporting from this objective journalist.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Manolete | September 16, 2008 7:48 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... Been there, heard that. So tired. So boring. So misinformed.

Country first! Vote for Obama!

Posted by: United Republicans for Obama | September 16, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

This USA is going down by stupid Democrats and liberals. Like a little spoiled kid, if they dont like it, they change it and so they keep changing because afterall they are not pleased with anything and so the Muslims comes in and exploit their weakness. They tell them stories to please their ears and they fall for it. But no sooner 4 years, they start to complain again. That the nature of those stupid Liberals and Democrats.

Posted by: unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

This USA is going down by stupid Democrats and liberals. Like a little spoiled kid, if they dont like it, they change it and so they keep changing because afterall they are not pleased with anything and so the Muslims comes in and exploit their weakness. They tell them sotries to please their ears and they fall for it. But no sooner 4 years, they complain again. That the nature of those stupid Liberals and Democrats.

Posted by: unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Rove was a speechwriter? I think you need to do some homework. While you're at it, how about looking into Obama's past and the questionable company he has kept. How about some accomplishments and running a campaign doesn't count.

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

"Wonder what he'd do if given the keys to the U.S Treasury and put in charge of the Internal Revenue Service and our economy."

Neither he nor McCain could do any worse.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Jealous jealous jealous. Everything that happens in McCain's life is jealousy driven. How juvenile and immature he is. Ready to lead? Hardly.

Republican Christians will proudly be the ones who ensure Obama will be our next president. Our votes will be cast, and they will be cast for Obama.

Posted by: Republican Christians for Obama! | September 16, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

For his part, McCain said, "Let me tell you, friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the hard-working men and women of Ohio.''

He says as he goes home with his billionaire wife.

No way, no McCain or Palin!

Posted by: Ralph | September 16, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA IS IN DISARRAY, CONFUSED AND FOAMING AT THE MOUTH after the Maverick, John McCain chose Sarah Palin, a woman reformer for VP. Their response has been a vicious attack on Sarah ranging from insults to smearing and the sexist tactics that brought Hillary's campaign crashing down.
OBAMA FRACTURED AND DIVIDED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHEN HE REJECTED THE CHOICE OF 18 MILLION DEMOCRATS and instead of choosing Hillary Clinton for VP, he chose an old Washington politician Joe Biden, and by this grave mistake in choice, negated the flag of "change" Obama had been waiving and replaced it with the flag of "more of the same".
On the other side, THE MAVERICK STOLE THE MANTRA OF CHANGE FROM BARACK WHEN HE SELECTED A WOMAN REFORMER FOR VP, who has gained the respect of the State she governs as well as of the nation governors.
THE MCCAIN/PALIN TICKET HAS GIVEN HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA TO ALL THE 18 MILLION FORMER HILLARY SUPPORTERS who now have a very compelling reason to vote for the republican ticket, as a way to put their country first by electing a president that has the qualifications, experience and love for our country and at the same time elect a woman to the White House as equal partners in governance and leadership of our country.
Country First!

DEMOCRATS FOR MCCAIN/PALIN!

Posted by: Manolete | September 16, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

"What I would like the media to do is delve into Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, ACORN, Chicago Annenberg Challenge and Tony Rezko for a start. Then I would like to know why no one other than his wife can attest to his character. Kind of odd for a 47 year old man to have no one else who can vouch for him. No one from Occidental or Columbia undergrad, Harvard Law, his community organizer days"

Obama's personal life has been delved into for 19 months, there is no relationship with Bill Ayers other than serving on the same board of a charity foundation and Ayers holding a fundraiser. BTW Bill Ayers is a respected University Professor at a major university and has not been convicted of a crime, may I suggest that you take the matter up with the DOJ.

Now let's take a look at McCain: Big buddies with convicted felon G. Gordon Liddy, an unabashed proponent of domestic terrorism.

Re: Rezco, Rezco was brought to justice and Obama was NEVER implicated in ANY wrongdoing.

BTW: there are over 18 million Americans that have attested to Obama's character, he doesn't NEED to have anyone from the Harvard Law Review vouch for him, they already did when they elected him.

McCain picks a running mate who's husband was a long time member of a party who's goal is to secede from the union, you know, like start a civil war. The founder of the group proclaiming "I've got no use for God Damn America"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain was saying necessary calming things when he said that the economy's fundamentals were strong, but the things he was saying were in fact true. Yesterday afternoon, Bloomberg came out and agreed with McCain's statement that the fundamentals of our economy are strong, and so have others.

All the real leaders were out yesterday making reassuring noises, which were true, by the way. Except Obama. Obama would rather go around hyping the fear and exaggerating the systemic seriousness of the problem. Only Obama was out yesterday shrilling fearful gloom-and-doom statements (that were exaggerations) hoping to capitalize on the Lehman bankruptcy to beat the bushes to drive up an economic-fear vote.

Finally, on the day that Obama releases an ad ridiculing John McCain's reassuring & accurate statement that the fundamentals of the economy are strong, and declaring that John McCain is wrong, that the economy is "broken", Obama is now flying off to feast and entertain with multimillionaires at a fundraiser with Barbera Streisand. Although Obama has raised breathtaking & historic campaign funds ($400 million so far?), he's also engaged in lavish and obscene spending. He spent $6 million alone to move his nomination acceptance speech to Mile-High stadium on that special-built temple-like stage. He's raised historic money, but he's also spent it in an unprecedented way. He needs every penny of the $10 million he's expected to make off his Hollywood backers tonight.

This is how a self-centered and narcissistic me-first politician wastes his donors' historic giving and then when he blows through that, goes out asking for more.

Wonder what he'd do if given the keys to the U.S Treasury and put in charge of the Internal Revenue Service and our economy.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 16, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Rove was a speechwriter? I think you need to do some homework. While you're at it, how about looking into Obama? He hasn't been vetted at all.

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been a senator for 4 years and palin only for 2. She can't take interviews and makes a complete ass out of herself.

Posted by: Obama For Peace | September 16, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Unanimous, where are you from that you are so misguided and retarded as well? Maybe YOU are a stupid Xtain!

Posted by: common sence | September 16, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's First Foreign Policy Initiative Announced:

Bringing Orange Slices to Iraq at "Halftime".

http://megasizzle.com/funny/sarah-palin-brings-orange-slices-to-save-iraq-at-halftime/

Posted by: Slappy Whyte | September 16, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Well there's a serious argument - a Hollywood actor's opinion of Governor Palin. Why not get the quote from Lindsay Lohan while you're at it? Earlier poster is correct - the Obama supporters are getting increasingly shrill and the arguments increasingly slim. And apparently if the words lie, lying, or liar are removed from your lexicon, many will be unable to complete a sentence.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I did see that Matt Damon video. He is saying what we all are thinking...Palin is a member of the Flat Earth society, did you know that?? She's a nut, she can beleive what she wants, but she wants you ALL to believe it as well...so much for the constitution, aye???

Posted by: Coventina | September 16, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Wowww!there are lots of muslims and stupid Democrats here try to defend the GReat deceiver of All time Obama. No wonder why there are lots of Muslims running around Europe and they want to come over here to take over America too. Obama is their first probe to test our polital system.

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Willie Sutton is famously quoted for answering a reporter, who asked: Why do you rob banks? He said: "Because that's where the money is."

McCain asks Obama: Why go to a fundraiser in Hollywood?: "Because that's where the money is."

Then they ask John where he goes to fundraise: "I don't understand economics that well, so let me have Carly Fiorini answer that question for you." Carly says: "He can't run a business either."

Maybe John will turn to Willie Sutton to help him, but it better be soon, because there doesn't appear there'll be much money in banks anymore either if the republicans stay in office.

Posted by: benighse | September 16, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain has changed too much, and we only have 2 months to get to know Palin and the McCain campaign is hiding her from the media and the legislative investigation in Alaska.

I can't vote for McCain because I have no idea who HE is anymore and as far as Palin, well I have no idea who SHE is, period.

At least with Obama I was able to get to know who he is while he was being vetted by the media. Biden is the same old Biden. At least with them I know what to expect, while with a McCain presidency I have no idea what's going to happen.

Posted by: Paul | September 16, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Joanne600

Observation by a McCain speech writer? How quaint.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Bubbly? Palin made a "bubbly" statement? The Washington Post isn't even hiding its bias or disdain any more. They would never, ever characterize a statement by Senator Clinton as "bubbly." Shouldn't the WaPo and the other running dog media outlets be required to sign up as an Obama PAC?

Posted by: Gregg | September 16, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain's gimicks and manipulations are maddening!

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. She has five kids - one just headed off to Iraq (how distracting is that?, one is pregnant (how distracting is that?), the same one is making wedding plans (oh my, how distracting is that!), another one is a young infant (how distracting is that), and that same infant has a disability (how distracting is that)?

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 16, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

My opinion...if i have one: If McCain wins, then all the conspiracy and 911 theories are dead on correct. If Obama wins, then even if they were real, we can expect some change.

McCain is too vile, too angry, too grumpy. imagine if mcCain wins, and dies 1 year after....PALIN IS PRESIDENT! can u imagine? She might have the aggression but not the wits and experience.

MATT DAMON ON PALIN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw_SJzDEd3M

Posted by: bluebomber | September 16, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama was raised part Muslim because his father was from Africa. And??? So what???

To the ignorant: Not all Muslims, like all Xtains, are not bad people at all. Rep. love to use religion to manipulate the ignorant.

Also, living in America Obama has taken up with the Christian faith, but with his proper bringing up as a child, he RESPECTS other faiths. Would be nice to have a Dem in the White House again and many more Dems in Congress, NO 51% is NOT taking over the White House believe me!

Posted by: common sence | September 16, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

TO Bob Miller who posted: "I bet Michele Obama will pull out one of her designer dresses (that will be expensed to the campaign I am sure.) and LOVE AMERICAN again.. Because she will be with the rich and famous".

Perhaps you did'nt read that Cindy McCain was wearing a $300,000.00 dollar outfit at the RNC? Why? Because she's REALLY, REALY RICH! Careful how you cast aspursions - Like out candidates, it can make you look like a bug Dufus!!

Posted by: Tom Tom | September 16, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad that people are catching on to McCain and his lies.

The only chance he has of winning is to badmouth Obama with outlandish tales (Have you heard the latest ones... that he puts his hands on his penis during the national anthem? A bizarre, perverse lie. But it says something about the kind of people that McCain speaks to.)


McCain will sit there and badmouth Obama for going to a fundraiser with rich people like Streisand... but then look who he married. He lives with a millionaire. So while he likes to take a photo op with some workers, he personal life says otherwise.
He

Posted by: Blip | September 16, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

"The more afraid and nervous the Obama supporters become of McCain winning the louder and nastier they become."

That's because we used to feel sorry for him but when we see him getting his way with his shenanigans then, yes, it pisses people off because:
He is a lying, liar
His pick of Palin proves he does not really put "country first"

Palin is a juevenille, AND a serial liar just like McCain.

But, McCain's supporters apparently don't mind being lied to.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama wears Christian Cloak to deceive stupid Democrats. He did and will continue to say what all Democrats want to hear.He is a planted Mulism in this Country.Guess what, UK has already accepted Sharia Court in their judiciary system. USA will be the same soon.

Posted by: unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone heard of the new theme song for McCain's campaign? Rumor has it that it was proposed by his running mater Sarah Palin :-).

Every sperm is sacred,
Every sperm is great.
If a sperm is wasted,
God gets quite irate.

Every sperm is sacred,
Every sperm is good ,
Every sperm is needed,
In your neighbourhood.

(courtesy: Monty Python)

Posted by: Jane | September 16, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Rove did not say that McCain lied or exaggerated, he said that both sides probably crossed the line in terms of attacks. And he said it with a smile. It was hardly an accusation, just an observation.
What I would like the media to do is delve into Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, ACORN, Chicago Annenberg Challenge and Tony Rezko for a start. Then I would like to know why no one other than his wife can attest to his character. Kind of odd for a 47 year old man to have no one else who can vouch for him. No one from Occidental or Columbia undergrad, Harvard Law, his community organizer days. Who is Obama and who/what is behind him? And by all means, keep calling his opponent, McSame, McLame, McBush, etc., because that sort of real wit advances your arguments so effectively.

Posted by: Joanne600 | September 16, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

LOL! McCain can NEVER find anything bad to say about Obama, so makes up things. So what about a Hollywood fundraiser?? As if that is the only place Obama goes...I think McBush is jealous and afraid! There are a million and one things to say bad about Palin and McCain, especially with Palin there...more of the same, Reps fear change...

Posted by: Theresa | September 16, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

To Researcher,

Heres a direct quote from Obama from his interview with George Stenophalous...."My Muslim Faith". , until of course George had to remind him he was a Christan. What a pathetic piece of crap your candidate is. Seems your Obama tried to throw our troops under the bus by trying to make an agreement with Iraq to DELAY making an agreement for troop withdrawl until after the election. What a disgrace, using our American heroes in his political chess game. All you liberals are a joke who is everything that is wrong with this country. YOU all will lose in November.

Posted by: yeahright | September 16, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

The more afraid and nervous the Obama supporters become of McCain winning the louder and nastier they become. Lately, it has hit a new high.

Posted by: clm | September 16, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Don't you think that if Obama was a muslim plant, part of an ingenious, intricate plot that they would have at least changed his name?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

"Of course he knows how to use a computer." Jim

Jim,

Of course, he does not. He is self admitedly computer illiterate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ipiTj2ymQ&NR=1

"Cindy takes care of all that for me."

And by the way, it is not because of any POW sustained injuries- he hunt and pecks on a keyboard just fine.

He just isn't interested.


Posted by: Lucy | September 16, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I think I got it figured out with the hangers. The writer was just trying to point out, that after McCain and Palin are elected. Women will need airplanes for trips overseas and the coathangers for domestic use, once they role back Roe vs, Wade.

Posted by: Ogel | September 16, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a CROOK!!!He messed around with our troops' lives. When visiting the 9/11 Ground Zero, He did not place the flowers, he threw them down. When everyone place their right hands on their heart for the NAtional Anthem, he has his hands by his penis. I just cannot believe Democrats support this unpatriotic guy

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Let us cut McDaddy McCain some slack. After all, he graduated from the venerable United States Naval Academy - placing 894 out of a class of 899! And his running mate Palin dropped out of or got kicked out of four different colleges that no one has heard of before managing to graduate with a degree in journalism :-). So naturally, McDaddy McCain must be feeling a little inadequate. Let us cut him some slack - especially since he seems to be suffering from the afflictions of old age, not to mention, a severe case of palinoma!

Posted by: Jill | September 16, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I think if these guys kept running through 2012 we could retire the national debt with their fund raising. The IRS does allow you to fill out a form and pay more taxes. The poll at http://www.boppoll.com is moving against Obama. What is going on with Team Obama. McCain's number should be heading to a million!

Posted by: To much singing goin' on! | September 16, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry, folks. The real story on Palin is coming out and it's well-known that McSame is a liar.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

To all you right-wingnuts out there crying about the WAPO's coverage of McCain it's because he is saying and doing things that are dishonest while running as a straight-talker, when that kind of thing happens it becomes newsworthy. Even Karl Rove is calling McCain out on his lies and exaggerations, what does that tell you?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should know that McCain is essentially using our taxpayer money to spread these half-truths and exaggerations. Regardless of the fact that BOTH of them go to fundraisers, Obama is trying to fund his campaign by private donors and not rely on taxpayers.

Posted by: Daniel | September 16, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a CROOK!!!He mess around with our troops' lives

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

I wonder is Palin grunts when she is being mounted..

Posted by: Democrats 08 | September 16, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."-Fiction!
This is a corruption of a quote from Obama's book The Audacity of Hope. It is from a section that talks about the concerns of immigrants who are American citizens.

Here is the accurate and more complete quote: "Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Posted by: Researcher | September 16, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/and-so-my-friends-i-have-decided-not-to.html


Tuesday, September 16, 2008
And, So, My Friends, I Have Decided Not To Run For President in 2008...

Washington Post:

McCain, September 19:

"'This is not a time for political opportunism,' McCain said. 'This is a time for leadership.'"

What else can one say but--I'm speechless.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/and-so-my-friends-i-have-decided-not-to.html

Posted by: Emily | September 16, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Electoral College:
obama ahead by 62 on 9/5, ahead by 43 on 9/7, ahead by 28 on 9/10, ahead by 1 on 9/11, McCain ahead by 10 9/13, ahead by 20 9/14-16 OH MY look at the trend.

Read it and weep.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/election_2008/electoral_count.html

Posted by: J in LA | September 16, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

"You can put a Muslim in the White House, if you're that dumb."

Don, admit your a racist OK?

Posted by: Bill | September 16, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I had hoped even a Washington Post writer would know that airplanes are kept inside a hangar, not on a hanger.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Love the journalistic objectivity. Not biased at all. Nope.

Posted by: Bob | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM

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What's the bias here? The fact that they pointed out that McCain also had a high-priced fundraiser this week? This screaming and crying about the left-wing media bias is really absurd. I used to buy into that idea, but the more I look around, the more I see a lot of boys crying wolf. Grow up.

Posted by: Dan | September 16, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Before long, everyone will be laughing when Palin starts to talk as she introduces you because she reminds them so much of Tina Fey.....It looks like her shooting star status has already warn thin....Anyway, John, You've always got the BUDWEISER FROGS to listen to: "Bud" "weis" "er" -- except now they need an extra frog after moving to Europe...."euro" "Bud" "weis" "er"....just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

Posted by: benighse | September 16, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god, seriously, if I hear one more person refer to Obama as Osama I'm going to flip my freaking lid. HOW IGNORANT DO YOU HAVE TO BE??? Because their freaking NAMES RHYME??? Where on earth is your factual evidence? He grew up in Hawaii, here in the USA by a WHITE mother and WHITE grandparents. He is a Christian, NOT a Muslim. Check your facts, people, you don't even know what you're talking about. It's scary that people who think Obama is gonna make us all wear towels on our heads can vote. There should be a preliminary test before you can vote on both candidates and what they stand for.

Posted by: Getting pissed | September 16, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

This is why Obama thinks there are 57 states in our union:
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organization with a permanent delegation to the United Nations. It groups 57 member states, from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkan, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America. The official languages of the organization are Arabic, English and French. You can put a Muslim in the White House, if you're that dumb.
From Audacity of Hope:'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
Not to mention his admitted Muslim faith comment on national TV...

Posted by: Don | September 16, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

This just shows Obama is the man to vote for. BOOM.

Posted by: Obama is Awesome | September 16, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

I have problems with Obama and McCain, but right now I'm having more problems with McCain. What ever happened to the straigt talk express. Please regain your integrity. I want a president I can trust when he talks. Not a president that just keeps spinning everything to make it sound like he's never wrong.

Posted by: Independent | September 16, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Bush/Cheney lied, 4000 died.

The Republicans claim that our troops are in Iraq to act as a magnet for the terrorists so they won't attack us at home. That is a total lie. We have lost over 4,000 loyal soldiers, had over 30,000 terrible casualties, spent over a trillion dollars to act as a "magnet?" They hate us because we are in their country. Time to wake up and stop being lied to.


Old man McCain is a "dead man walking," his father died at 70, and his grandfather at 63. He has had four bouts with melanoma in the last few years, and his physicians have refused to release his comprehensive medical records which include the military ones that probably indicate post traumatic stress syndrome from his POW days. His forgetfulness, anger, impatience, and irrational lack of judgment all point to this type of disorder.

His choice, in this light, of the totally unqualified moose killer Palin is cynical in the extreme. It shows callous disregard of what is needed to get our country out of its problems at home and abroad.

The McCain/Palin team offers no solutions or ideas. They just bring us daily doses of Steve Schmidt/Karl Rove hate and smear lies.

The news media is picking up on their tactics this time- unlike 2004- and thus both McCain and Palin are attacking them.
Neither of them can stand the heat from being exposed for what they are. Liars.

When Sarah Palin ran for Governor she was kept completely under wraps. The press was not allowed anywhere near her, for good reason. She is only capable of mouthing cliches, soundbytes, and trite non sequiturs. McCain is handling her the same way in this campaign. No more interviews after the disastrous one with Charles Gibson.

We can't afford to have a vindictive small town, part time, know nothing President. Keep in mind, in the first year as Governor, she spent 300 days and nights at home- 600 miles from her office in Juneau- and charged Alaskans per diem expenses for doing it. $17,000 for meals, and $43,000 for transportation? Some reform.

Not this time.

Posted by: Alexis | September 16, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain can't type e-mails like we do because of his injuries.

Of course he knows how to use a computer.

BTW - the Washington Post is a bunch of Liberal pigs with lipsick on their butts!

Posted by: Jim | September 16, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Lol McCain has no more experience than Obama does... hes vever been in execuive power, and neither had obama LOL!

Obama ftw.

End of Story.

Posted by: the bus | September 16, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Most people are turning their TV's off, or muting the sound, when the campaign ads come on these days. Overkill, folks.

I too think McCain is losing it. And to think I voted for him back in the 80's when I lived in Arizona. I am ashamed of myself now. He has REALLY REALLY changed.

One of my sister's in-laws was in the same prison camp in Nam as McCain was. I was really surprised to hear that this relative is voting for Obama. I don't know all the particulars, but this relative REALLY doesn't like McCain anymore either. The jist is that McCain has SOLD OUT.

Posted by: lindsay | September 16, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

I did not know that they could put an airplane on one of those wire things.

Posted by: Ogel | September 16, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

What's w/the tude dude...you can say the same about Obama the Magnificent too...so what's the point of your article man! It would be a more informative article if the dude meister cooled his love and tried to inform the reader of the politics on both sides rather than the love he has for the Magnificent One. Not everyone is stupid dude...respect the reader dude.

Posted by: kotonias | September 16, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

McLame would be jumping up and down if he could get Streisand to do a fund-raiser for him, all he could get is half of "Big and Rich" and the gasolino guy.

Posted by: Michael | September 16, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

You could always have Pentecostal Palin start singing "End of Days." ---She believes talking in tongues works to get Jesus here soon....so walk with the evangelical dinosaurs....or was that song...Walk Like an Egyptian

Posted by: benighse | September 16, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants troops withdrawal after the election to discredit Bush administration.
Read this:
http://www.nypost.com/seven/09152008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/obama_tried_to_stall_gis_iraq_withdrawal_129150.htm

Posted by: Unanimous | September 16, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Just go to youtube and type in "the real John McCain" or McCain v. McCain. You will see that Mr. McCain can't keep track of his own lies... I mean misstatements. There are only two explanations for his statements.

1. He is dishonest
2. He can't remember what he said yesterday.

Both explanations should concern all of us.

Posted by: SM | September 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama sounds harsh and desparate in tone. It seems that all of the fawning by the press over Obama was wasted air-time. No one was watching, or believing. Obama is melting, and McCain keeps turning up the heat.
For a real dems vs, Repubs match up blog site:
http://americanpoliticalblog.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/ground-zero-2008-you-report-we-decide/

Posted by: Larry | September 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I never knew that they could put an airplane on one of those bent wire things.

Posted by: Ogel | September 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

it is so easy to see from these remarks that all of the obama supporters are extremely out of touch .........

but to modrockman specifically; THANKS FOR POINTING OUT, MR MODROCKMAN THAT EVERYONE SHOULD VOTE FOR MCCAIN !!!!!!!

MR.(ms.) MODROCKMAN MAKES CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT MCCAIN IS THE ONLY LOGICAL CHOICE - PERIOD - END OF DISCUSSION - IN FACT, EVERY TIME ANY OBAMACONCUBINE LIKE MODROCKMAN (AND JESSICA) MAKE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST ISSUE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPERIENCE, THEY IMMEDIATELY MAKE A ROCK SOLID CASE THAT IS IRON CLAD IN FAVOR OF MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT


why is mccain so clearly the best candidate ?

BECAUSE MCCAIN HAS MUCH EXPERIENCE AND OBAMA HAS ZERO - SO, ONCE AGAIN, THANKS FOR ALL OF THESE REMINDERS AS TO WHY MCCAIN IS THE SUPERIOR CANDIDATE - BY FAR !!!

(AND, IN FACT, MCCAIN IS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES)

YOU ARE SO RIGHT TO BRING THIS UP MODROCKMAN, THANKS FOR THE REMINDER THAT EVERYONE SHOULD VOTE FOR MCCAIN - YOU PUT THE PRIORITIES UP THERE SO WELL - EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT - OBAMA HAS NONE - MCCAIN HAS MUCH - THESE ARE THE ONLY TWO RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT - for anyone who thinks experience is important in a president, any vote for OBAMA would have to logically mean you really do not like your country

so........


SLAM DUNK - MCCAIN IS THE BEST CHOICE (and we have modrockman to thank for being one of the millions to remind us how important it is to vote for mccain as mccain scores 100 on experience and obama scores a ZERO)


THE UNDENIABLE TRUTH IS THAT MCCAIN'S EXPERIENCE FAR EXCEEDS OBAMA'S - since experience is important - case closed - the choice is clear


MCCAIN 2008

Posted by: tojoley | September 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Poor old John must have taken a page out of Herbert Hoover's playbook. Remember when, in the depths of the Great Depression, he told us that, "Prosperity is just around the corner, and there'll be a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage"? Kinda' like Abbott telling Costello, "You MUST trust everybody !"

Posted by: Thorninurside | September 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

If any of you live near or in Ohio or Michigan, please go there after you vote yourself to volunteer outside of the polls. There will be McCain backers trying to intimidate people from voting! I live in W. Wisconsin, and am surrounded by blue!

I think it is so funny when the McCain camp mocks Obama because Obama is popular!

Posted by: woman voter | September 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post's policy toward the McCain campaign is obviously "if we can't make it sound negative, we don't mention it". Why does Obama need Barbra Streisand as an advocate when he has The Washington Post?

Posted by: C Nelson | September 16, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is looking more unsteady and agitated every day. When he stands behind Sarah Palin as she panders to him, he just appears to be like a lobster in boiling water. Eyes twitching, finger twisting. Almost in agony as she whines on and on, about how they are going to "reform" everyone.

A few months ago, ABC had article about McCain's use of Ambien and possible side effects. Not a good thing.

(http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Politics/Story?id=4919842)

This raises a question that, I believe, must be asked. What other medications is John McCain being prescribed?

It's also a fact, that if you track his participation in the campaign, he takes most weekends off and at least one other day during the week to rest and recuperate. Presidents (unless you are George Bush) don't usually have that option.

I've researched some signs of dementia and McCain sure seems to be displaying a few of them.

We need to see his complete medical records including the military ones which undoubtably point to PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder.)

Save a moose- elect Sarah Palin to "VP."


Posted by: Tony | September 16, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Why does Obama need a campaign budget and press secretary when he has the Wa Po and NYT.

This bias is incredible.

Posted by: Obama Talking Points | September 16, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

palin should be arrested and made to serve 30 years for her trooper gate alone then there are the money issues lol how much has she stole to fly her kids and her husband around eh and why would the husband be in a room with her to make a budget i thought she was elected not her husband rofl sad rly that anyone would think she has a clue and mr flip flop rofl
btw joe great post lol go obama

Posted by: facts | September 16, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Good thing Palin showed up. Otherwise Old John would have been all alone in the hanger
with the planes.

Posted by: Johann Wagener | September 16, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Where on earth do you Obama haters get your totally skewed perception of him? Egotistical? Sexist? Racist? What???? Do you even watch him speak? He sincerely presents himself as nothing but compassionate, humble and honest. McCain's the one who doesn't even know he has nine freaking houses, and who flys his mom to france just because she felt like driving around there for a while. And Obama is the elitist? I'm sorry, but delusional much?

Posted by: Brianna | September 16, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Ah McCain,
There's the nasty, cheap shot lovin' little man we all remember.

Posted by: Charles | September 16, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Illuminated: Your not.

Posted by: commoner | September 16, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Mac will try any trick in his political bag to win the white house. Then what? Can we believe anything that comes out of his mouth? I think not!

Posted by: johnatahnporterfield | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The real question is. Are we better off now then eight years ago?

Posted by: Old Coot | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Okay.. Obama calls on the Clintons to assist him with his campaign. The debt he paid back to the Clinton Campaign SHOULD BE PAID IN FULL NOW.

30000 DOLLARS PER person to see OBAMA and Barbara.. is a lot.

But hey when you are a shaker and baker.. and you HAVE THE CLINTON'S helping. Is it not amazing what you can accomplishing.

To bad that Obama is a sexist and a racist.. he has a problem with white women in position of power. He disrespected Hillary and Bill Clinton. And alleged that Bill was racist. When the opposite is true of the MIGHT ONE. His slame against Palin about putting Lipstick on a pig.. was meant as a slam against... BUT all the Black journalists and the MSM quickly changed that around. (The audience KNEW what he as saying.. because they got to their feet when he paused, clapping ans laughing.)

I quess anyone one with average intelligence that CAN get into HARVARD LAW school with a 'b' average in high school.. can rub elbows with the elite in HOLLYWOOD. Remember the 'beautiful people' only associate with the 'beautiful people'. I bet Michele Obama will pull out one of her designer dresses (that will be expensed to the campaign I am sure.) and LOVE AMERICAN again.. Because she will be with the rich and famous.

Thank you Hillary and Bill Clinton for giving THE KING another opportunity to be show as the Elite baffoon that he is.

Posted by: Bob Miller | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

He will raise 9 Million tonight. I'd say that's a damn smart move.

Posted by: realist | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

ridiculous - should Obama NOT attend a fundraiser that people are having for him? Would YOU not go to a celebrity fundraiser, in your honor?? i mean, get real... too bad entertainment is one of the only exports we even have in this country, so people probably shouldn't knock it too much.

Posted by: jjb | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

> Don't 'cha just love these 'impartial' offerings from the loyal sheep at WaPo?

And people wonder why I don't want to associate with the Republican party any more.

The economy is going down the tubes and the Republicans resort to mockery because they don't want us to notice that they're the ones who allowed us to get into this mess in the first place!

Posted by: Joe | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Just once I would like to hear news and not commentary. Tell me What Obama said and what McCain said. I don't want to hear how you wish to spin it. Let me decide. And people—how about making commments without name calling. Make intelligent observations without making snide remards, that will get your point across.

Posted by: Kim | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain's just jealous nobody in Hollywood is giving him a 'bash'!

On more serious note, what else is new?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

One thing about McC**p, he will change as soon as he finds a celebrity to help him.

Remember Obama has no experience?

Remember rock star remarks?

Remember Obama is a tax raising politician?

The he picked Palin to be his shining rock star, a brain dead nut with no experience who raised taxes on oil companies in the middle of an energy crisis!! Now somehow all those bad things are good.

Ye old organ grinder found his little monkey.

Senile or just a scum bag trying any trick to be the prez? you decide.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?

If McCain wants to spend time discussing Barbara - fine. His choice. The rest of us will listen to the other guy, talking about how to fix our economy.

Posted by: wolf | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Well we see what's important to Senator McCain.
The economy is crashing, and he's talking about celebrities, & Barbra Streisand.
That's what he thinks is important to America.
The hypocrisy of his statement, and his focus, kind of makes the brain explode.
How he's cynically treating the American People as dimwits, as the GOP always does... hopefully, people will stop proving McCain right, and start voting in their own best interests.

Posted by: baz | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a truth twister. He can keep mocking Obama, but he still can not get my vote.

Posted by: Mila | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Where on earth do you Obama haters get your totally skewed perception of him? Egotistical? Sexist? Racist? What???? Do you even watch him speack? He presents himself as nothing but sincere, compassionate, humble and honest. McCain's the one who doesn't even know he has nine freaking houses, and who flys his mom to france just because she felt like driving around there for a while. And Obama is the elitist? Delusional much?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

One thing about McC**p, he will change as soon as he finds a celebrity to help him.

Remember Obama has no experience?

Remember rock star remarks?

Remember Obama is a tax raising politician?

The he picked Palin to be his shining rock star, a brain dead nut with no experience who raised taxes on oil companies in the middle of an energy crisis!! Now somehow all those bad things are good.

Ye old organ grinder found his little monkey.

Senile or just a scum bag trying any trick to be the prez? you decide.

Posted by: basementfrog | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a superficial idiot! It is sad how deceptive he is....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

he's a whiny liar, it's like nails on a chalkboard when he complains about Obama...

Posted by: jjb | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Just go to youtube and type in "the real John McCain" or McCain v. McCain. You will see that Mr. McCain can't keep track of his own lies... I mean misstatements. There are only two explanations for his statements.

1. He is dishonest
2. He can't remember what he said yesterday.

Both explanations should concern all of us.

Posted by: SM | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

they're not there to see Mccain- its the NASCAR/NRA crowd checking out McCain's new girlfriend with lipstick

Posted by: R Sampson | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

they're not there to see Mccain- its the NASCAR/NRA crowd checking out McCain's new girlfriend with lipstick

Posted by: R Sampson | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Love the journalistic objectivity. Not biased at all. Nope.

Posted by: Bob | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a superficial idiot! It is sad how deceptive he is....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, Mac will say and do anything to con the American public to vote for him! I'm not convinced! Are you?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

they're not there to see Mccain- its the NASCAR/NRA crowd checking out McCain's new girlfriend with lipstick

Posted by: R Sampson | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

they're not there to see Mccain- its the NASCAR/NRA crowd checking out McCain's new girlfriend

Posted by: R Sampson | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The real question is. Are we better off now than we were eight years ago?

Posted by: Old Coot | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a superficial idiot! It is sad how deceptive he is....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Love the journalistic objectivity. Not biased at all. Nope.

Posted by: Bob | September 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McBush is an old crusty fartbag waiting to die. Palin is a MILF but dumber than a bag o' hammers...

OBAMA will win and that is that. No more right wing whackos please, IRAQ and oil get richer while USA gets poorer, no thanks, not this 8 years!!!

Posted by: Ole'Krusty | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Why does Obama want to be president at all cost ? Is he genuine. Please remember to vote for a genuine individual , then American People would truly benefit. Thanks
What you do Not know about Obama could Hurt you . McCain's choice of Palin proves McCain to be very smart and keen. The world may prefer Obama because it would be easier for them to deal with In-Experienced Obama . Do we need Ethnic/Race Quota in US government ? I suppose that one has to earn the privilege . Does Obama deserve that !
Please keep Obama as Senator Here in Illinois;How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks
Please Keep Senator Obama here for the state of Illinois. Thanks How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks Dear People, when you think that you could not achieve some tasks or multiple tasks, please do Not think that nobody else could achieve since people are different , there are way smarter people out there and Sarah Palin are among them. Please do research in quantum, metaphysics about that truth. Obama could be Senator , at the best! Please vote for President McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin. Thanks. God Bless America Forever. -- We must pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended upon us. St. Ignatius of Loyola

Posted by: godloved | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McBush is an old crusty fartbag waiting to die. Palin is a MILF but dumber than a bag o' hammers...

OBAMA will win and that is that. No more right wing whackos please, IRAQ and oil get richer while USA gets poorer, no thanks, not this 8 years!!!

Posted by: Ole'Krusty | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama may have the celebs but what he does not expect is that there is a very large majority of those that work behind the scenes in Hollywood that are Republican. I would like to know how much of the $30,000 per person actually goes to Obama, how about donating half of it to the people affected by Gustav & Ike?

Obama is fabricated.
http://www.zazzle.com/nobama_bumpersticker-128902772017680901

Posted by: NO B.O. '08 | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow...and I thought MSNBC was biased, whatever happen to reporting things the way they happen? Instead of adding editorial tidbits every other sentence.

Posted by: Detroit Native | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, Mac will say and do anything to con the American public to vote for him! I'm not convinced! Are you?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Well we see what's important to Senator McCain.
The economy is crashing, and he's talking about celebrities, & Barbra Streisand.
That's what he thinks is important to America.
The hypocrisy of his statement, and his focus, kind of makes the brain explode.
How he's cynically treating the American People as dimwits, as the GOP always does... hopefully, people will stop proving McCain right, and start voting in their own best interests.

Posted by: baz | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Love the sneering tone of this "news article." It's really unprofessional.

Posted by: Jay Guevara | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Just go to youtube and type in "the real John McCain" or McCain v. McCain. You will see that Mr. McCain can't keep track of his own lies... I mean misstatements. There are only two explanations for his statements.

1. He is dishonest
2. He can't remember what he said yesterday.

Both explanations should concern all of us.

Posted by: SM | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Keep this in mind, you knotheaded liberals. A vote for obama is a vote for osama! Vote early, vote often. Towel heads forever. Hey, maybe the inaugural dinner will be chit'lins and blackeye peas. A little watermelon for dessert, followed by a rousing display of terrorism from the featured guest hamas.

Posted by: meatless sidedish | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Another wonderfully edited piece of partisan trash by an obama supporter.

This little journalistic hatchet job pretends to be "reporting the news" but leaving what was really said out by McClain is blatantly misleading.

Your almost hidden disdain for Palin by mocking her enthusiasm only rankles and continues to support what has been said many times before, the media openly supports Obama and was unfair to Hillary.

Keep up the good work, it is backfiring.

Posted by: GaryR | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Why does Obama want to be president at all cost ? Is he genuine. Please remember to vote for a genuine individual , then American People would truly benefit. Thanks
What you do Not know about Obama could Hurt you . McCain's choice of Palin proves McCain to be very smart and keen. The world may prefer Obama because it would be easier for them to deal with In-Experienced Obama . Do we need Ethnic/Race Quota in US government ? I suppose that one has to earn the privilege . Does Obama deserve that !
Please keep Obama as Senator Here in Illinois;How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks
Please Keep Senator Obama here for the state of Illinois. Thanks How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks Dear People, when you think that you could not achieve some tasks or multiple tasks, please do Not think that nobody else could achieve since people are different , there are way smarter people out there and Sarah Palin are among them. Please do research in quantum, metaphysics about that truth. Obama could be Senator , at the best! Please vote for President McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin. Thanks. God Bless America Forever. -- We must pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended upon us. St. Ignatius of Loyola

Posted by: godloved | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

It is hard to believe the Republican party is pushing a guy that by all indications is as dumb as George Bush. Another 4 years of this crap and we will be owned by China but McMansions will be 77 years old at the end of the term and won't remember any of it.

Not only that but put lipstick on Dick the current so called VP and it gives you Sarah Palin. She has the same mindset - It is just that there is very little in hers.

Posted by: Paul Howard | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

JOHN BOY, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE GUY LOMBARDO AND LAWRENCE WELK MUSIC.....BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE TUNES SINCE THE BUDWEISER FROGS HAVE GONE TO EUROPE TO PLAY AND TOAST YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY....OH THAT'S RIGHT, YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY IS TOAST----AND EVEN YOUR TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER, FIRED HP CEO CARLY FIORINI, SAYS YOU CAN'T EVEN RUN A BUSINESS---WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES.....TAKE A NAP JOHN....

Posted by: benighse | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Why does Obama want to be president at all cost ? Is he genuine. Please remember to vote for a genuine individual , then American People would truly benefit. Thanks
What you do Not know about Obama could Hurt you . McCain's choice of Palin proves McCain to be very smart and keen. The world may prefer Obama because it would be easier for them to deal with In-Experienced Obama . Do we need Ethnic/Race Quota in US government ? I suppose that one has to earn the privilege . Does Obama deserve that !
Please keep Obama as Senator Here in Illinois;How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks
Please Keep Senator Obama here for the state of Illinois. Thanks How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks Dear People, when you think that you could not achieve some tasks or multiple tasks, please do Not think that nobody else could achieve since people are different , there are way smarter people out there and Sarah Palin are among them. Please do research in quantum, metaphysics about that truth. Obama could be Senator , at the best! Please vote for President McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin. Thanks. God Bless America Forever. -- We must pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended upon us. St. Ignatius of Loyola

Posted by: godloved | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Another wonderfully edited piece of partisan trash by an obama supporter.

This little journalistic hatchet job pretends to be "reporting the news" but leaving what was really said out by McClain is blatantly misleading.

Your almost hidden disdain for Palin by mocking her enthusiasm only rankles and continues to support what has been said many times before, the media openly supports Obama and was unfair to Hillary.

Keep up the good work, it is backfiring.

Posted by: GaryR | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a liar--I can't believe you supporting him are so blind. Blinded by what??

Posted by: <3 US | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain has gone senile. He is an old man who can't be trusted with the future of this country. He has again and again shown that he does not understand the financial situation of the middle class people, as well as the dire situation this country is in financially. One way to wash the governments hands off its responsibilities is to privatise every thing and say the free market will balance everything. The fiasco we have in wall street is because of this attitude as well as all the deregulations that the Bush/Cheney administration with the help of McCain and his gang in the senate had been doing for the past eight years. Do we want this man who definitely does not understand and has started forgetting what life is like for the middle class of this country to shape our future. I would give him all the 15 minutes he wants to boast his past accomplishments as a war hero. But he ain't going to be a hero of reform as he claims he wants to be. He had the past 26 years to shape Washington. Look where we are now. People forget about his dealings in the Keatings 5 scandal. Adios McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

JOHN BOY, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE GUY LOMBARDO AND LAWRENCE WELK MUSIC.....BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE TUNES SINCE THE BUDWEISER FROGS HAVE GONE TO EUROPE TO PLAY AND TOAST YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY....OH THAT'S RIGHT, YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY IS TOAST----AND EVEN YOUR TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER, FIRED HP CEO CARLY FIORINI, SAYS YOU CAN'T EVEN RUN A BUSINESS---WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES.....TAKE A NAP JOHN....

Posted by: benighse | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McBush is an old crusty fartbag waiting to die. Palin is a MILF but dumber than a bag o' hammers...

OBAMA will win and that is that. No more right wing whackos please, IRAQ and oil get richer while USA gets poorer, no thanks, not this 8 years!!!

Posted by: Ole'Krusty | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Was Walnuts getting on his wife's Jet?

Posted by: Rob L. | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain would rather be in Ohio than in Hollywood, but he'd really rather be in Miami with his fat cat friends raising $5.3 million

Posted by: bgjd1979 | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain has gone senile. He is an old man who can't be trusted with the future of this country. He has again and again shown that he does not understand the financial situation of the middle class people, as well as the dire situation this country is in financially. One way to wash the governments hands off its responsibilities is to privatise every thing and say the free market will balance everything. The fiasco we have in wall street is because of this attitude as well as all the deregulations that the Bush/Cheney administration with the help of McCain and his gang in the senate had been doing for the past eight years. Do we want this man who definitely does not understand and has started forgetting what life is like for the middle class of this country to shape our future. I would give him all the 15 minutes he wants to boast his past accomplishments as a war hero. But he ain't going to be a hero of reform as he claims he wants to be. He had the past 26 years to shape Washington. Look where we are now. People forget about his dealings in the Keatings 5 scandal. Adios McCain.

Posted by: Kevin | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama may have the celebs but what he does not expect is that there is a very large majority of those that work behind the scenes in Hollywood that are Republican. I would like to know how much of the $30,000 per person actually goes to Obama, how about donating half of it to the people affected by Gustav & Ike?

Obama is fabricated.
http://www.zazzle.com/nobama_bumpersticker-128902772017680901

Posted by: NO B.O. '08 | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

he's a whiny liar, it's like nails on a chalkboard when he complains about Obama...

Posted by: jjb | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

JOHN BOY, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE GUY LOMBARDO AND LAWRENCE WELK MUSIC.....BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE TUNES SINCE THE BUDWEISER FROGS HAVE GONE TO EUROPE TO PLAY AND TOAST YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY....OH THAT'S RIGHT, YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY IS TOAST----AND EVEN YOUR TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER, FIRED HP CEO CARLY FIORINI, SAYS YOU CAN'T EVEN RUN A BUSINESS---WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES.....TAKE A NAP JOHN....

Posted by: BENIGHSE | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Why does Obama want to be president at all cost ? Is he genuine. Please remember to vote for a genuine individual , then American People would truly benefit. Thanks
What you do Not know about Obama could Hurt you . McCain's choice of Palin proves McCain to be very smart and keen. The world may prefer Obama because it would be easier for them to deal with In-Experienced Obama . Do we need Ethnic/Race Quota in US government ? I suppose that one has to earn the privilege . Does Obama deserve that !
Please keep Obama as Senator Here in Illinois;How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks
Please Keep Senator Obama here for the state of Illinois. Thanks How could you guarantee that Obama would be a good president ? Thanks Dear People, when you think that you could not achieve some tasks or multiple tasks, please do Not think that nobody else could achieve since people are different , there are way smarter people out there and Sarah Palin are among them. Please do research in quantum, metaphysics about that truth. Obama could be Senator , at the best! Please vote for President McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin. Thanks. God Bless America Forever. -- We must pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended upon us. St. Ignatius of Loyola

Posted by: godloved | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Another wonderfully edited piece of partisan trash by an obama supporter.

This little journalistic hatchet job pretends to be "reporting the news" but leaving what was really said out by McClain is blatantly misleading.

Your almost hidden disdain for Palin by mocking her enthusiasm only rankles and continues to support what has been said many times before, the media openly supports Obama and was unfair to Hillary.

Keep up the good work, it is backfiring.

Posted by: GaryR | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McBush is an old crusty fartbag waiting to die. Palin is a MILF but dumber than a bag o' hammers...

OBAMA will win and that is that. No more right wing whackos please, IRAQ and oil get richer while USA gets poorer, no thanks, not this 8 years!!!

Posted by: Ole'Krusty | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Palin is so energizing. She could probably win the national election over McCain. Biden is such a buffoon compared to her. He is going around telling wheelchaired bound guys to stand up and embarrassing himself. McCain-Palin is going to win again and the Dems are still clueless why no one else thinks Obama is the Messiah.

Posted by: Jimmy | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McBush is an old crusty fartbag waiting to die. Palin is a MILF but dumber than a bag o' hammers...

OBAMA will win and that is that. No more right wing whackos please, IRAQ and oil get richer while USA gets poorer, no thanks, not this 8 years!!!

Posted by: Ole'Krusty | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

The economic crisis a political opportunity? And what do you think is more important to most people right now?

Let me tell you, my friends, there is no place I’d rather be than here, with the working men and women of Ohio.” Yes, I am sure that is where you would most rather be.

Oh, there will be changes if he's elected;

McCain's temper led REPUBLICAN Senator Domenici of New Mexico to say "McCain's "ire is all too real. This has prompted questions about whether his temperament is suited to the office of commander-in-chief ... 'I decided I didn't want this guy anywhere near a trigger,' Domenici told Newsweek in 2000." [AP, 2/16/08]

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

“I like McCain. I respect McCain. But I am a little worried by his knee-jerk response factor,” said retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, who was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004. “I think it is a little scary. I think this guy’s first reactions are not necessarily the best reactions. I believe that he acts on impulse.”

"I studied leadership for a long time during 32 years in the military," said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, a one-time Republican who is supporting Obama. "It is all about character. Who can motivate willing followers? Who has the vision? Who can inspire people?" Gration asked. "I have tremendous respect for John McCain, but I would not follow him."

"One of the things the senior military would like to see when they go visit the president is a kind of consistency, a kind of reliability," explained retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, a former Republican, former chief of staff of the Air Force and former fighter pilot who flew 285 combat missions. McPeak said his perception is that Obama is "not that up when he is up and not that down when he is down. He is kind of a steady Eddie. This is a very important feature," McPeak said. On the other hand, he said, "McCain has got a reputation for being a little volatile."

Stephen Wayne, a political science professor at Georgetown who is studying the personalities of the presidential candidates, agrees McCain's temperament is of real concern. "The anger is there," Wayne said. If McCain is the one to answer the phone at 3 a.m., he said, "you worry about an initial emotive, less rational response."

Posted by: Obags | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Gee, do I get a whiff of Nixon and stonewalling here ? What happenened to Palin's promise of "Open and transparent politics "? Come on Sarah...you're in the big leagues now, and you can't hide until AFTER election day. Let's hear YOUR version of Troopergate. And remember, if you lie your nose will be sooo...long !

Posted by: Thorninurside | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

The McCain-Follieri Love Boat

In late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway.

Montenegro's leading daily
newspaper, Vijesti, earlier reported that during McCain's visit in 2006 he celebrated with birthday cocktails and sweets aboard the Celine Ashley yacht. In the photograph, taken in Montenegro at the end of August, McCain is shown boarding the yacht ramp towards the smiling Follieri and Hathaway. Just ahead of McCain and shaking hands with Follieri appears to be Rick Davis--McCain's top aide and now co-manager of his campaign, who accompanied him on the trip and advised the government of Montenegro. A few months after McCain's yacht party, Follieri strengthened his ties to McCain's orbit by retaining Rick Davis's well-connected Washington lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, and offering Davis both an investment deal and help in securing the Catholic vote for McCain's presidential bid.

What, exactly, was McCain doing aboard Follieri's yacht? Or put another way, was this McCain's 70th birthday wish--to spend an evening floating on the Adriatic with one of Hollywood's top actresses and her smooth-talking Italian beau?

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080929/berman_ames

Posted by: PeaceLoveHarmony | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I BEAT OFF WHEN I SEE MCCAIN TRY TO RAISE HIS ARMS! CRAZY HUH? LOL

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

The McCain-Follieri Love Boat

In late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway.

Montenegro's leading daily
newspaper, Vijesti, earlier reported that during McCain's visit in 2006 he celebrated with birthday cocktails and sweets aboard the Celine Ashley yacht. In the photograph, taken in Montenegro at the end of August, McCain is shown boarding the yacht ramp towards the smiling Follieri and Hathaway. Just ahead of McCain and shaking hands with Follieri appears to be Rick Davis--McCain's top aide and now co-manager of his campaign, who accompanied him on the trip and advised the government of Montenegro. A few months after McCain's yacht party, Follieri strengthened his ties to McCain's orbit by retaining Rick Davis's well-connected Washington lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, and offering Davis both an investment deal and help in securing the Catholic vote for McCain's presidential bid.

What, exactly, was McCain doing aboard Follieri's yacht? Or put another way, was this McCain's 70th birthday wish--to spend an evening floating on the Adriatic with one of Hollywood's top actresses and her smooth-talking Italian beau?

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080929/berman_ames

Posted by: PeaceLoveHarmony | September 16, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain is such an incredible liar--the U.S. is in deep trouble if he is elected.

Posted by: RR | September 16, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Brainwashing.

Posted by: simiam | September 16, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN WAKE UP! YOUR FAMILY IS WORTH 1 BILLION DOLLARS YOU NUT CASE! YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS.YA WIFE HAD ON A $3000.000 DRESS YOU OLD PILE CRUSTY JERK!

Posted by: TIM | September 16, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

What on earth is the fascination with Sarah Palin? The crowd goes wild when she recites some tired old line about "reform" -- not once, but twice -- only to begin leaving as soon as Johnny Mac takes the stage. WTF? Wow, those are some dedicated, hardcore Republicans alright. I guess we know where the skirt-chasing vote will come from this election. Unreal. Those of you who would vote for Palin based on her scant "experience" and reading lines like a parrot, shame on you.

Posted by: modrockman | September 16, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Don't 'cha just love these 'impartial' offerings from the loyal sheep at WaPo?

The rational Obama uses to explain his attendance at the BaBa soiree-- Cocaine abuse w/organic impairment.

Posted by: flyingrinaldo | September 16, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

hangar

Posted by: thelastmoderate | September 16, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

McCain is also selective regarding his history of opposing regulation. Now that no one can ignore the need for regulation, McCain has selected the I'm-the-big-time-regulator option.

Posted by: DoTheMath | September 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Yes the economy is in crises and McMansions wants to talk about celebrities. John McCain needs to stop trying to be Perez Hilton and come up with some ideas for our country.

Posted by: TexDem | September 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

It figures that McCain would be more concerned with celebrities than with the economy he admits he doesn't understand. And how could he understand it? His former economic adviser told us this was a "mental recession" (I wish I were just imagining the stock meltdown...) and his current adviser is the failed CEO of Hewlett-Packard who ran the company into the ground so far the stock shot *up* when they fired her.

But why don't we look at who has *actually* done better at managing the economy? Let's let the numbers speak for themselves:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms

Since 1933, Republican administrations have averaged 1.25% annual job growth, while Democrat administrations have averaged 3.25%. Even after removing FDR's terms the Democrats still average 2.9% annual growth.

Since 1978, Republican administrations have increased government spending by an average of 3% annually, while Democrat administrations have averaged 2.5%.

Since 1978, Republican administrations have increased the national debt by an average of 9.1% annually, while Democrat administrations have averaged 1%.

Since 1978, Republican administrations have increased the GDP by an average of 2.7% annually, while Democrat administrations have averaged 3.1%.

Posted by: Joe | September 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Bush/Cheney lied, 4000 died.

The Republicans claim that our troops are in Iraq to act as a magnet for the terrorists so they won't attack us at home. That is a total lie. We have lost over 4,000 loyal soldiers, had over 30,000 terrible casualties, spent over a trillion dollars to act as a "magnet?" They hate us because we are in their country. Time to wake up and stop being lied to.


Old man McCain is a "dead man walking," his father died at 70, and his grandfather at 63. He has had four bouts with melanoma in the last few years, and his physicians have refused to release his comprehensive medical records which include the military ones that probably indicate post traumatic stress syndrome from his POW days. His forgetfulness, anger, impatience, and irrational lack of judgment all point to this type of disorder.

His choice, in this light, of the totally unqualified moose killer Palin is cynical in the extreme. It shows callous disregard of what is needed to get our country out of its problems at home and abroad.

The McCain/Palin offer no solutions or ideas. They just bring us daily doses of Steve Schmidt/Karl Rove hate and smear lies.

The news media is picking up on their tactics this time- unlike 2004- and thus both McCain and Palin are attacking them.
Neither of them can stand the heat from being exposed for what they are. Liars.

When Sarah Palin ran for Governor she was kept completely under wraps. The press was not allowed anywhere near her, for good reason. She is only capable of mouthing cliches, soundbytes, and trite non sequiturs. McCain is handling her the same way in this campaign. No more interviews after the disastrous one with Charles Gibson.

We can't afford to have a vindictive small town, part time, know nothing President. Keep in mind, in the first year as Governor, she spent 300 days and nights at home- 600 miles from her office in Juneau- and charged Alaskans per diem expenses for doing it. $17,000 for meals, and $43,000 for transportation? Some reform.

Not this time.

Posted by: Alexis | September 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Mccain is such a dick! he is so old and weak.I used to like him but he has chaged big time Mccain u will not get my vote!

Posted by: jessica | September 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain-
Keep the hogwash coming.

Posted by: Charles | September 16, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Streisand can sing for anyone she wants, especially for those of us who are hurting. The truth is that we're actually only whining and McCain makes money either anyway. I bet he owns shares in a company that makes psychotropics for mental recession.

Posted by: José | September 16, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Once again, Obama would rather be with the glitz and glamour of the lights and cameras. When are more people going to realize this guy is just a big egomaniac, with no resume to stand on?

Posted by: Illuminated | September 16, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

So what else is new! McCain "forgets" when he is involved with celebrity (remember the movie Wedding Crashers?. He also has no qualms about twisting the truth if it works to his advantage. I think that he is hoping that somehow he can get Obama-Biden to take the bait and answer his jibes. That way he can distract us again from the real issues at hand (i.e. the economy, health care, jobs, housing, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan).

Posted by: terry | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

So what else is new! McCain "forgets" when he is involved with celebrity (remember the movie Wedding Crashers?. He also has no qualms about twisting the truth if it works to his advantage. I think that he is hoping that somehow he can get Obama-Biden to take the bait and answer his jibes. That way he can distract us again from the real issues at hand (i.e. the economy, health care, jobs, housing, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan).

Posted by: terry | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Okay.. Obama calls on the Clintons to assist him with his campaign. The debt he paid back to the Clinton Campaign SHOULD BE PAID IN FULL NOW.

30000 DOLLARS PER person to see OBAMA and Barbara.. is a lot.

But hey when you are a shaker and baker.. and you HAVE THE CLINTON'S helping. Is it not amazing what you can accomplishing.

To bad that Obama is a sexist and a racist.. he has a problem with white women in position of power. He disrespected Hillary and Bill Clinton. And alleged that Bill was racist. When the opposite is true of the MIGHT ONE. His slame against Palin about putting Lipstick on a pig.. was meant as a slam against... BUT all the Black journalists and the MSM quickly changed that around. (The audience KNEW what he as saying.. because they got to their feet when he paused, clapping ans laughing.)

I quess anyone one with average intelligence that CAN get into HARVARD LAW school with a 'b' average in high school.. can rub elbows with the elite in HOLLYWOOD. Remember the 'beautiful people' only associate with the 'beautiful people'. I bet Michele Obama will pull out one of her designer dresses (that will be expensed to the campaign I am sure.) and LOVE AMERICAN again.. Because she will be with the rich and famous.

Thank you Hillary and Bill Clinton for giving THE KING another opportunity to be show as the Elite baffoon that he is.

Posted by: Bob Miller | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

So what else is new! McCain "forgets" when he is involved with celebrity (remember the movie Wedding Crashers?. He also has no qualms about twisting the truth if it works to his advantage. I think that he is hoping that somehow he can get Obama-Biden to take the bait and answer his jibes. That way he can distract us again from the real issues at hand (i.e. the economy, health care, jobs, housing, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan).

Posted by: terry | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! Didn't Babs "help" Algore and Kerry too?

Posted by: JakeD | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

It may be true. Depending how far a news person wants to go on this. I think there is a good case to be made he is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. All it would take would be a panel of experts to examine him over the last year in just what is on tape. There must be hundreds of hours of tape of him. I am far from an expert but I certainly see the decline over the last year and it is huge if you go back to 2000. He is undoubtedly a sick man and getting worse quickly. Now in the last few weeks he has developed a bad facial tic where he opens his eyes real wide then tucks his chin into his chest. This is very bad and needs to be looked into. You would think the possibility of a man being elected president who may be losing his mind would be an issue. WTF is going on here?

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"The $5.1 million McCain raised Monday night at a swank Miami hotel is apparently a distant memory."

Alzheimers?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:56 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

This is another celebrity ad in the waiting, especially if the papparazi are out.

Posted by: Kate | September 16, 2008 5:57 PM


...and that would be so useful...

Maybe he and Sarah can go snowmobiling in it!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Barnes, you forgot the "and his celebrity friends" part of the quote! Don't worry. Here is the full quote, without your editing. McCain talking about Obama:

“He talked about siding with the people… just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbara Streisand and his celebrity friends. Let me tell you, my friends, there is no place I’d rather be than here, with the working men and women of Ohio.”

This is another celebrity ad in the waiting, especially if the papparazi are out.

Posted by: Kate | September 16, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

"The $5.1 million McCain raised Monday night at a swank Miami hotel is apparently a distant memory."

Alzheimers?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

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