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Obama: McCain Flits Between Goldwater and Kucinich

By Anne E. Kornblut
ESPANOLA, N.M.-- Sen. Barack Obama mounted an aggressive case against Sen. John McCain over the economy on Thursday -- escalating his criticism and ridiculing McCain for "ranting" as the national financial crisis continues.

Obama mocked McCain for saying, earlier in the day, that he wanted to fire the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. "Don't just get rid of one guy. Get rid of this bureaucracy," Obama said.

But Obama, appearing more energetic than he had in days, also took another line of attack against McCain: saying the Arizona senator is confused about his own positions and ideology.

By favoring both greater regulation and less, Obama said, McCain "can't decide whether he's Barry Goldwater or Dennis Kucinich."

"On Monday, he said the economy was fundamentally sound -- and he was fundamentally wrong. On Tuesday, he said the government should stand by and allow one of the nation's largest insurers to collapse, putting the well-being of millions of Americans at risk. But by Wednesday, he changed his mind," Obama said.

"He said he would take on the ol' boy network, but he seemed to forget that he took seven of the biggest lobbyists in Washington from that network and put them in charge of your campaign," Obama said.

"Well, I have a message for Senator McCain: You can't just run away from your long-held views or your life-long record. You can't erase twenty-six years of support for the very policies and people who helped bring on this disaster with one week of rants."

Obama is planning to roll out a new set of economic policies on Friday, with three goals: providing capital to the financial system; providing liquidity to allow the financial markets to function; and devising a plan to help struggling homeowners restructure their mortgages so they do not have their houses foreclosed on.

The McCain campaign responded swiftly -- part of an ongoing back-and-forth between the two camps that has grown more heated as the economic concerns have grown. "When Barack Obama came to Washington, he chose to strengthen his ties to spiraling lenders like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their jet-set CEOs, not make change," a McCain-Palin spokesman, Tucker Bounds, said.

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Independent, Palin is not hiding. She's not that smart. If you really want to know, read the papers, it is the McCain staff that is pushing this investigation squashed. I think they know something that we don't. It may be that Palin finally came clean with them and it scared the @#*$ out of them. The McCain campaign committee is the one that sent all the lawyers up to Alaska. I really feel sorry for poor, old boy. He is so totally out of his depth in this economic blunder. He so wants to talk about going to war with Iran or maybe Russia. This is just not chest beating stuff and McCain is no good if he can't beat his chest and howl at the enemy, nasty enemy, fasit enemy. Maybe if he could talk Georgia into invading Russia, or as McCain calls them, the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Casper | September 20, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

to Common Sense 12:

your comment is really pathetic. There was a major financial crisis in the US and around the globe this week -- the worst, most economists are saying, since the Great Depression in the 1930's. McCain proved how out-to-lunch he is with his daily, bizarre comments. Even Republicans -- on Wall St. and Main St. -- have been appalled and totally turned off by McCain's really stupid comments and panicked, angry reactions to this economic mess -- which, by the way, HE helped to create by constantly promoting non-regulation in Wash DC for 22+ yrs.

And, even after all of THIS -- you, Common Sense 12 -- proclaim yourself a Democrat voting for McCain-Palin --- wow -- you are as out-to-lunch as your hero McCain.

Its people like you -- and those pathetic, self-absorbed, myopic women who proclaim their zeal for feminist political goals by supporting a total right wing religious bigot airhead like Sarah Palin -- simply because she is a woman -- that have helped the Republicans to bring this country to its knees.

Does the word "loser" sound familiar? it should -- because it perfectly describes your comments.

Posted by: LesG | September 20, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

JC where is your mind, all the people I know who were for Hillary are for Obama, and half the people who were Republicans are now for Obama,

Posted by: worldofnana | September 19, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Can some one answer this Question for me, If John Mc Cain was to drop dead befor the Election ,what would happen ,I hope there would be another Election for Republican President, Because I wouldn't want Palin in the white House,Mc Cain look's lost lately and seems like his mind is not all there,and why hasn't Mc Cain released his Medical records to the press and public ? what is he hiding ?

Posted by: worldofnana | September 19, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Can some one answer this Question for me, If John Mc Cain was to drop dead befor the Election ,what would happen ,I hope there would be another Election for Republican President, Because I wouldn't want Palin in the white House,Mc Cain look's lost lately and seems like his mind is not all there,and why hasn't Mc Cain released his Medical records to the press and public ? what is he hiding ?

Posted by: worldofnana | September 19, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

REAL Independent for Obama-Biden. No way, no how, no Palin, no McCain.

What are you hiding Palin? Why wouldn't you cooperate with the Alaska legislative probe into your firing of Monegan after you promised you would? So much for transparency. Yup a real Dick Cheney maverick you are.

Posted by: Independent | September 19, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

So I guess when McFlip Flop apologizes for wrongly linking (lying if you wanna be real about it) Franklin Raines to Barack Obama he may also want to apologize for the pathetic ad in Michigan linking him to Ousted, shamed mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. What is McCain doing playing the "if you're black you must be associated card now"? Absolutely disgusting.

Posted by: 2pacolypse Now | September 19, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Now I get it, That Movie "DUMB and Dumber" was all about OBAMA and Biden>

Posted by: don Pepe | September 19, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Raines has sent an offical letter to the McCain campaign saying he is not part of the Obama campaign and to stop saying so....

If you are going to try to use guilt by association, at least get the associations right.

Posted by: Timmee | September 19, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Let me add the following please, to what I just said re Kristen's thoughtful comment...

I intend to split my ticket on November 4th, along with several million more voters. I am voting for McCain/Palin at the top, and all Democratic Party for Congress. Both houses of Congress have been doing the absolute best possible. The problem has been this incompetant President and Vice President we have been stuck with for eight years.

I believe McCain/Palin are the right team to put in there, not Barack Obama.

Common Sense 12
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Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: Kristin | September 19, 2008 2:10 PM
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To: Kristen

I agree. Thank you for your input. There will be several million of us.

Common Sense 12

Posted by: CommonSense12 | September 19, 2008 2:18 PM

Posted by: CommonSense12 | September 19, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: Kristin | September 19, 2008 2:10 PM

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To: Kristen

I agree. Thank you for your input. There will be several million of us.

Common Sense 12

Posted by: CommonSense12 | September 19, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: Kristin | September 19, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is flopping around like a frog in a frying pan. Once upon a time he skewered Romney for being the champion of change, meaning change of positions. But now McCain wears the crown.

The word is "irresolute." Or may be its just that the old boy doesn't know what to do but knows he has got to do something, or at least say something.

Posted by: Buck TX | September 19, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

When a reader's comment (CommonSense12) is nothing more than a pitch for a book attacking Obama, THAT'S OFFENSIVE!

It also draws into question the WaPo's impartiality. That's offensive, too. I suggest you remove this comment.

Posted by: rduhrich | September 19, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Attention: ALL VOTERS - BIG NEWS! CHECK OUT NEW BOOK.

While Mr. Obama continues to issue his stone tablets of wisdom,I urge all voters check out this great new book just out:

“The Case Against Barack Obama” by David Freddoso.

Suggest you go immediately to www.amazon.com, and place your order: “The Case Against Barack Obama” by David Freddoso. This is a great new book in hardcover for only $15.37 plus shipping (my shipping was only $3.99), and is already at Number Five (5) on the New York Times bestseller list, hardcover, non-fiction. The book has 290 pages, and covers everything you have heard about, and much more, and all with excellent sources and references.

In fact it is so good, the Obama Camp “arrogants” are coming after it and the author with full “attack” rhetoric. See article in www.spectator.org, “The American Spectator” written by Matthew Vadum, dated 9/18/2008, his article titled “Obama Camp Slimes David Freddoso”. This article is also linked and running on www.RealClearPolitics.com

For example, in centerfold -- black and white glossy photos – you will see a picture of Obama’s house for which he paid $1.65 million, some $300,000 below the list price; and the book covers much of his close relationship with Antoin (Tony) Rezko, who was convicted in June 2008 on sixteen counts of fraud and money-laundering. It has been charged that Mr. Rezko was involved somehow with the purchase of that house and property.

Continuing, across from page 163, under a glossy plate of Michelle Obama, we have the following in quotes: “Michelle Obama’s employer, University of Chicago Hospitals, raised her pay from $121,910 in 2004 to $316,962, two months after her husband became a U.S. Senator. Barack Obama would later request a $1 million federal earmark for her hospital”.

Note: I guess Barack Obama is opposed to Earmarks in general unless of course they benefit himself or his family.

This is an explosive book.

Urge everyone get their copy, and pass the word.

Thank you.

Common Sense 12


Posted by: CommonSense12 | September 19, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

PALIN BACKED RON PAUL? http://www.veeppeek.com

YESTERDAY MORE CAME OUT ABOUT SARAH PALINS ALLEDGED AFFIAR. http://www.hotpres.com

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

This one will be decided by people's wallets:

http://www.obamataxcut.com

Posted by: ray ray | September 19, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

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Note the date on this Politico piece by Ben Smith- OF COURSE OBAMA "NEVER HEARD OF" His Advisor Franklin Raines who took $90 Million out of Fannie Mae and ran it into the ground- I'm sure donating some to Obama- stay tuned!

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July 16, 2008
Categories: Barack Obama

Advice from Raines

An ill-timed -- for Obama -- profile of former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines, forced out in an accounting mess a few years ago.

The Style Section piece reports that he's recently been taking "calls from Barack Obama's presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters."

Hard to find anybody in the mortgage industry who's looking real great right now, but Fannie Mae's critics, in particular, seem to have been vindicated.


By Ben Smith 11:42 AM
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Rezko, Ayres, Raines....nice company Barack

Posted by: Scott | September 19, 2008 8:25 AM | Report abuse


September 19, 2008
Abortions Do Sometimes Produce Live Births
By Mona Charen

Appearing on C-SPAN last weekend I mentioned that Barack Obama had opposed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act when he was an Illinois state senator -- a position he has attempted to deny or obfuscate ever since. The liberal blogger who appeared on the program with me erupted with indignation. She didn't deny that Obama had opposed the bill. She denied, hotly, that babies are ever born alive after an attempted abortion. Since I have actually met Gianna Jessen, who survived an attempted abortion, I invited viewers to contact me directly if they wanted evidence. My inbox has been bursting.

The denial goes very deep. Any number of e-mailers expressed their contemptuous certainty that "born alive" infants were an invention of pro-life activists. OK, enter "abortion survivors" into your browser and see what you get. Or, if you prefer a traditional media source, consult the Daily Mail in Britain. The Mail has reported that in just the past year 66 infants had been left to die after abortions in Great Britain.

When Congress was considering the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Jill Stanek and Allison Baker, two nurses at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. They described several instances in which babies who were moving and breathing after induced abortions were left to die. The committee report quoted Jill Stanek: "Mrs. Stanek testified about another aborted baby who was thought to have had spina bifida, but was delivered with an intact spine. On another occasion, an aborted baby was left to die on the counter of the Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel." The committee report also quoted Shelly Lowe, a lab technician at Bethesda North Medical Center in Cincinnati. A young woman who had undergone just the first cervix-opening phase of a partial-birth abortion gave birth in the emergency room. The doctor placed the 22-week-old baby in a specimen dish to be taken to the lab. According to the report, when Ms. Lowe "saw the baby girl in the dish she was stunned when she saw the girl gasping for air. 'I don't think I can do that,' Ms. Lowe reportedly said. 'This baby is alive.'" Lowe asked permission to hold the baby until she died. She wrapped the child she dubbed "Baby Hope" in a blanket and sang to her. Breathing room air without any other supports, Baby Hope lived for three hours.

I've received a number of letters from viewers. This one caught my eye: "I am a pediatrician. When I was a pediatric resident on a neonatal intensive care rotation, we were routinely called to ... resuscitate infants. In one instance I was called to pronounce a baby dead who had been born an hour earlier after a failed abortion. We were not called to resuscitate the baby immediately after the delivery as the intent was abortion. ... I write to attest that babies are sometimes born alive after abortion and then put aside to die."

The BAIPA was designed to ensure that in those rare cases in which a baby marked for abortion happens to survive -- that the child will be immediately accorded full human and constitutional rights. The measure passed the U.S. House by a vote 380 to 15 but was blocked in the Senate. When a "neutrality clause" was inserted to the effect that the law should not be construed to limit the scope of Roe v. Wade, the measure was passed by unanimous consent and signed into law in 2002.

At the time, Barack Obama was an Illinois state senator. An almost exact copy of the federal bill was introduced in 2001. Obama opposed it, saying, "I mean it, it would essentially bar abortions because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute." Even though the baby would be completely separated from the mother. In 2003, the Illinois legislature added a neutrality clause to the bill, making it a virtual clone of the federal legislation. As chairman of the committee considering the bill, Obama again opposed it, saying, "... an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman ..."

Barack Obama is a charming and intelligent man. But there is no other way to interpret his position on BAIPA than this: A woman who chooses an abortion is entitled to a dead child no matter what. That is an abortion extremist.

Posted by: Scott | September 19, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign responded swiftly... Oh, no - not that Tucker Bounds character again with his daily whine. The fact is, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have links to both campaigns, but perhaps poor old Tucker Bounds has been kept out of the loop again.

Posted by: Mark O | September 19, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

It is my understanding that only five months ago Obama called for a commission on Wall Street. What happen there?
I'm getting tired of his 95% tax figure for the middle class. Most people at the lower earnings scale pay no taxes anyway. It's just misleading.

Between Michelle Obama and Biden, there's a lot of distain for the American voter. Do they really think we'd vote for someone because they're "cute" or we consider taxes on par with patriotism. And please don't say she meant herself. When's the last time anyone described Michelle as "cute". She has the same sarcastic attitude as her husband. We get it Michelle.

Posted by: BJLeone | September 19, 2008 6:08 AM | Report abuse

"I'm not an economist" "The fundamentals of our economy are strong" -- George W Bush - Aug 9, 2007

"The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should" -- John McCain - Dec 17. 2007
"Our economy, I think, still the fundamentals of our economy are strong" -- John McCain - Sep 15. 2008

Does anyone see a pattern here? Are 50% of the American people really stupid enough to still support this clueless idiot McCain?
I have never seen someone so out of touch in my life.

Posted by: Democrats 08 | September 19, 2008 4:58 AM | Report abuse

That information on the tax bracket is great, but McCain also proposes doubling the child tax credit from 1000 to 2000, which is more beneficial to the lower-middle class. Trust me, I am living it! One other point: Everyone just hates those rich people(tax,tax,tax), but everyone wants to be one. Truth is Obama's tax cuts are good but with his increases on business we(middle-class) will not have jobs to pay his taxes. My company has to facilities in China that are well capable take our production. That's what WILL happen under Obama. They are not going to pay his taxes!!!

Posted by: kev0281 | September 19, 2008 3:08 AM | Report abuse

If you don't like paying taxes, you'll really like this
McCain Versus Obama on Taxes

If you make 38-66K a year:
Obama: -$1,042 (tax decrease)
McCain: -$319 (Decrease)

If you make 66-112K a year:
Obama: -$1,290 (decrease)
McCain: -$1,009 (decrease)

If you make 227-603K a year:
Obama: +12.00 (Yes that’s a twelve dollar increase)
McCain: -$7,871 (decrease)

If you make 803K a year or higher:
Obama: +115,974 (increase)
McCain: -45,361 (decrease yes that DECREASE)

I realize that conventional Republican wisdom says that cutting taxes on the rich stimulates the economy, but we see where that got us the last 8 years, didn't we?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

to anon - who said I don't give a damned who is representing me, I don't want more taxes.

OK. How do you feel about fees? My Republican governor cut my taxes too, and he's breaking my back. New fees, higher fees, higher tolls, sales tax expanded to more things that used to be untaxed. My new lower tax rate magically raised my taxes $2,000 - a streetlight fee, a sewer fee, a tax collection fee, a fuel fee for the garbage collection, etc etc etc But I am supposed to be grateful because he cut my tax rate. Now they're talking about selling toll roads to private enterprise who will of course be unregulated and free to gouge to their hearts content, after they collect their government subsidy

We have an enormous deficit, bridges falling down, highways crumbling, public transportation a joke,and we have sold our country to China. Sounds like great national security to me, being beholden to China. You don't really believe that we can put off paying the piper forever, do you?

McCAin has two choices - he can continue to borrow from China more and more and more until your grandchildren are bankrupted but you get to live it up in the meantime - kind of like those people who bought those big fancy houses they couldn't afford. Or, he can "lower" your taxes, but raise "fees", like my Governor did. Double the price for a passport, for a social security card, starve the state an local governments of those "earmarks", forcing states to raise money to fix the bridges and the roads with new tolls, fees, .... but gee it doesn't matter if you pay more so long as he doesn't call it a tax, no?

If you still believe in a free lunch let me sell you this bridge in Alaska....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

"I don't know ANY Libertarian's running for office"

Bob Barr is running on the Libertarian ticket, even though I don't think he is truly a Libertarian. He will siphon some votes from true Conservatives (not neoconservatives or Guns and Jesus pseudoconservatives), but I think not enough to make a difference in the outcome of the election - unless McCain continues to have this many senior moments and Palin continues to look more and more like a fool every time she opens her mouth.

Socialism will never succeed in America because we are too racially diverse. It works quite well in Europe (really, go live there for a while and see for yourself. Belgium has a higher standard of living than most Americans). But in Europe people in one country still, pardon the euphimism, look like each other. People are willing to share with people like themselves, but not with people of other ethnicities.

ON the continium between communism and fascism, we have moved waaaaay too far toward fascism, and it is time to correct back to the left. After 4 to 8 years of Obama it will be time to correct back to the right - although hopefully the true Conservatives will have wrested the soul of the Republican Party from the neoconservatives by then. The Guns and Jesus pseudoconservatives will do whatver their party leaders tell them to.

Posted by: patriot | September 19, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

So--Joe Biden says it's "partiotic" to tax the rich, huh?

If elected, watch them redefine "rich", lol!

Boston Tea Party comes to mind about how this country was founded, and how patriotic our forefathers felt when they were excessively taxed without representation.

Here's a news flash. I don't give a damned who is representing me, I don't want more taxes.

These Obama people are nuts! Why would anyone want to vote against their own interests by letting these a$$clowns take our hard earned cash and spending it on socialist free cheese programs to attract more immigrants and goober votes! Thats what it's all about you know.

Take our money, to attract the goobers for 2012 and solidify their base of power. It's all about the power with these socialists.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Libertarianism with a completely unregulated market system is in fact the perfect social environment....if you live in Utopia. Last time I looked we didn't live there.

Vicki, have you read Atlas Shrugged (by Ayn Rand)? Shes a libertarian who sang the praises of free markets. Its the book that made me understand why they burn books. But the problem with her books is that her good guys abhored not only regulation, but also corporate welfare, cronyism and abuse of employees. Only her bad guys were into those things.

Unregulated free markets in the US are all about corporate welfare, cronyism and abuse of employees - our free markets are her bad guys. So sad, too bad, its time we put some brakes on the bad guys.

Posted by: patriot
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I don't know ANY Libertarian's running for office. What you assert is not the case for progressive socialists such as Obama and his EU buddies.

Europe is three steps behind America in most aspects of Capitalism simply because most businesses are infected by government intervention. Europe envys the US as was evident when in 1994 both Clinton and Gore refused to sign the Kyoto Accords. The EU knew we would put 50K workers (auto) on the streets the next day--and they would be waiting to take up the slack with BMW, VW, Saab et cetera. They can't sell like we do. Nationalized business the shackles of the EU.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:58 AM | Report abuse

I have many colleagues in Europe. They say they pay 50% of their income in taxes.

However they also say they have free health care, free college tuition, solvent retirement funds and comfortable lives. Without these financial concerns, they have more spendable income than we do. They feel sorry for us, thrown to the mercies of the wind, medical bankrupcy, crushing college loans, everyone for him/her self.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Well anon, here's the thing. Your "scandal', which I haven't seen on any reputable TV, purports that Obama wanted Maliki to modify troop withdrawals so that it wouldn't look like the Bush Doctrine was successful.

But, I thought there was no such thing as the Bush Doctrine? That it was some multiply or poorly defined issue that isn't really defined.

If Obama and Maliki discussed the Bush Doctrine, that must mean that there is in fact such a thing and that it was understsood by these two men to mean the same thing. But that can't be, can it? I mean if these two guys discussed it, and the people to whom the story was "leaked" understood what it meant, and the news station who reported the story knew what it meant, why didn't Sarah Palin?

Posted by: patriot | September 19, 2008 12:32 AM
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I posted the link to one of the papers. Please don't insult my intelligence by asserting MSNBC, the epitome of liberal theocrisy is a legitimate "news" source. It isn't and five minutes of watching it makes Toon Town look normal.

That is quite the left wing convoluted version of the "Bush Doctrine" ya posted there. to use the only principle understood here in Toon Town, we'll call it the KISS principle. Preemptive war, as in elective surgery. So according to your philosophy Preemptive war is narrowly defined--so be it. The fact is, it contains many underlying meanings and ideas.

Sarah Palin gave Gibson a look and asked "in what respect". A very valid question. Gibson expected a one liner, one answer covers all, and Palin understood, unlike Gibson, it wasn't that simple.

Palin is smart. She and McCain will do well together in the WH.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Libertarianism with a completely unregulated market system is in fact the perfect social environment....if you live in Utopia. Last time I looked we didn't live there.

Vicki, have you read Atlas Shrugged (by Ayn Rand)? Shes a libertarian who sang the praises of free markets. Its the book that made me understand why they burn books. But the problem with her books is that her good guys abhored not only regulation, but also corporate welfare, cronyism and abuse of employees. Only her bad guys were into those things.

Unregulated free markets in the US are all about corporate welfare, cronyism and abuse of employees - our free markets are her bad guys. So sad, too bad, its time we put some brakes on the bad guys.

Posted by: patriot | September 19, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Vicki:

America's free enterprise sytem is based on free market enterprise. The goal is minimal regulation. This seperates us from Europe.

Good news though! There'sa rally soon for Ahmadinejad and lots of Obamasupporters will be there supporting him!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

What is the Toon Town Chronicle and where can I read it?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Well anon, here's the thing. Your "scandal', which I haven't seen on any reputable TV, purports that Obama wanted Maliki to modify troop withdrawals so that it wouldn't look like the Bush Doctrine was successful.

But, I thought there was no such thing as the Bush Doctrine? That it was some multiply or poorly defined issue that isn't really defined.

If Obama and Maliki discussed the Bush Doctrine, that must mean that there is in fact such a thing and that it was understsood by these two men to mean the same thing. But that can't be, can it? I mean if these two guys discussed it, and the people to whom the story was "leaked" understood what it meant, and the news station who reported the story knew what it meant, why didn't Sarah Palin?

Posted by: patriot | September 19, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Man, you need to stop smokin' that crack, it is rotting your brain. Sure so where is the justice department on this? Don't you think a republican administration would jump on something like this if it were true? Get real.

Posted by: Dave | September 19, 2008 12:20 AM
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Poor Dave. You just don't get it do you?

Of course it's true. But you already know that don't you? Try reading the news some time at somewhere other than The Toon Town Chronicle...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Senator Obama is fired up. He knows McCain has become so two-faced that he doesn't know if he is going or coming. McCain has a problem and everyone knows it. He has been a big deregulation supporter for years which shows how completely stupid the man is. Regulations and oversight are critical or greed and corruption take place. McCain is so old he should be retiring, not running for office. With all the lies he and Palin have been saying they have lost all credibility.

Posted by: Vicki | September 19, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Only the clinically depressed and delusional believe Obama will EVER be the POTUS. No way, ain't gonna happen! Forget polls, we saw how they worked in 2000 and 04. America isn't ready to become Europe and a second tier nation. America knows that and so do you!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

It was on several news shows as well except of course shows like those of Toon Town watch like crazy Keith Olbermann.

Posted by: Anonymous

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Man, you need to stop smokin' that crack, it is rotting your brain. Sure so where is the justice department on this? Don't you think a republican administration would jump on something like this if it were true? Get real.

Posted by: Dave | September 19, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Holy cow, the wackos are out tonight. I smell desperation. Palin is a national joke and the neocons might lose the White House.

Posted by: patriot

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It's getting towards the end of the month and they can't afford their medications because of the Republican drug payment plan. They will be over their limit if they do and penalized heavily.

Posted by: DikesforPalin | September 19, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Palain's Yahoo account is breached, Democrats went to dig Palin in Alaska and offer money to her ex-brother-in-law for the story(CNN-).This is inspite Obama had promised that he will run a clean compagin. Just now CNN reported that Obama's ad is 77 % -Ve, McCain is 55 %. Where are his promises?. I am really very mad on Mr. Obama, It was his speeches which got me intrested in American Politics. I had register on his web site about a year ago only due to his clean image at that time. Now I am dead against his speeches...He does not know any thing beyond Bush and McCain. He had use Bush and McCain name atleast seven thounds times.
I am here for last ten years only and now I consider America as my second country, I have never heard on any interview where Obama has address USA as "My Country" In his all interviews and speeches he had address USA as "THIS Country...I love this country so much because my story can not be possible in any other country.." "I love this country because..." etc etc. If some had heard him saying USA as "My Country" please let me know. Let me tell you one thing, this is not the only country where you can reach at the top....Indian, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not even from a middle class family. He belongs to a community of 2%(Sikhs'of Punjab state) in one Billion plus. He had lived in a single bed room appartment, with his six siblings, and little Manmohan used to study under the street lamp post, these are the facts. I think,atleast Obama remember Punjab even if he does not know any thing about it, otherwise he would not had commented on Hillary (Senator from Punjab).
I expect that he should go back to his original position and be more specific, while giving speeaches,and the less he talk about the McCain, Bush and Palin will be better for him. No one is going to read his policies on his web....

Posted by: sudhirprannath | September 19, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Imagine that after telling Maliki not to withdraw troops to facilitate Obama's campaign. Wow! You denizens of Toon Town admire quite the hero!!

Posted by: Anonymous

Except for the simple fact it isn't true and is another neocon lie with a puppet as credentials.
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Unfortunately it IS true!

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09152008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/obama_tried_to_stall_gis_iraq_withdrawal_129150.htm?page=2

It was on several news shows as well except of course shows like those of Toon Town watch like crazy Keith Olbermann. Tell, did you get a chill up your leg when Obama spoke? You did you know...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Holy cow, the wackos are out tonight. I smell desperation. Palin is a national joke and the neocons might lose the White House.

You know, I was going to sign off and go to bed, but then I realize that's what the nutjobs want - to shut down genuine discussion. Guess I can stay up a half hour later tonight.

Posted by: patriot | September 19, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

There is a substantial independent report from a major Democratic source that confirms Diamond's suspicions. The source confirms the unit is led by Bill Ayers himself and likely includes Tom Hayden and other members of...

Blah, blah, blah.

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Do you honestly believe you are convincing anyone with this nonsense? Ok, one, yourself.

Posted by: Dave | September 19, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Said Obama to the fetus, "Have you any viability." "I don't know," trembled the fetus. "Then chop the fetus into bits," said Massa Obama. And they did. Said Obama to the child lying in a nurse's arms after surviving an abortion, "How dare you escape death." Said the child, aptly named Churchill, the U.S. citizen, to Darth Vader, "We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Illinois, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our lives, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this country or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our hope beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the righteousness, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the infant." (almost Winston Churchill). Then Darth Massa Obama, enraged, commanded the nurse to murder the U.S. citizen.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Biden says it is our patriotic duty to pay higher taxes!! Blah, blah blah.

Posted by: EHawk

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Except you tell only a fraction of the story, he and his wife actually PAID a substantial amount of taxes rather than hiding his income in off shore banks.

Posted by: DikesforPalin | September 19, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

It is a patriotic measure to pay taxes to keep the country working. If you make $250,000 you will need to be more patriotic and pay more taxes. If you make less than that you will get a tax break. It is just a matter of the wealthy will pay their fair share, and the middle class will get a tax cut. Sounds good to me. McCain is Mr. deregulation himself. He and Phil Gramm are two peas in a pod.

Posted by: Vicki | September 19, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

America! Vote for your best interests. Anyone but Obama.

"There is a secret group in the Obama-Biden campaign tasked with shutting off any leaks from the record that links Barack Obama to his longtime adviser and mentor Bill Ayers, professor of education at the University of Illinois and unrepentant Weatherman terrorist and fugitive from the 1970s.

This surprising fact has been developed by Chicago-born Professor Steve Diamond of Santa Clara University Law School, who maintains the Global Labor and Politics blog and has pieced together over many months the unusual surreptitious activity around the public records of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) grant now housed at the University of Illinois and Brown University.

Diamond believes this Obama-Biden "Plumbers" unit was responsible for the harassment of Stanley Kurtz of National Review, who sought access to public records of the now defunct CAC at the University of Illinois Library in Chicago in mid-August. He also believes it may have played a part in frustrating his own investigation of similar CAC records in the papers of the nationwide Annenberg Challenge program that are housed at Brown University. The question now is who among the major figures in the Chicago progressive circle, as well as former Annenberg Challenge officials, are unofficial members of Obama's Plumbers? And who among other responsible officials of the University of Illinois are their unwitting allies?

There is a substantial independent report from a major Democratic source that confirms Diamond's suspicions. The source confirms the unit is led by Bill Ayers himself and likely includes Tom Hayden and other members of "Progressives for Obama." Most critically, the Democratic source says this unit has direct access to media adviser David Axelrod of the Obama-Biden campaign."

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28508

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Imagine that after telling Maliki not to withdraw troops to facilitate Obama's campaign. Wow! You denizens of Toon Town admire quite the hero!!

Posted by: Anonymous

Except for the simple fact it isn't true and is another neocon lie with a puppet as credentials.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Evidently you don't know what a Marxist is or you do and are twisting it on purpose. You are also confusing the "Second Coming", this is what Palin believes will happen in her lifetime and has been preparing Alaska to take in all of the refuges from the lower 48. She would just love to be the one to fulfill the prophecy or Armageddon.

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 19, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

"Obama said the Bush administration’s announcement it was bringing some U.S. troops home fell short, calling it a "modest" step that indicated no real change in policy.

"At this point what it appears is the next president will inherit a status quo that is still unstable, Obama told reporters at a high school outside Dayton. "And what’s going to be required is a comprehensive strategy, and that’s what I’ve been offering for the last two years...."

Mind you, Commander-in Chief Obama has never even been a boy scout, but now he's second-guessing the combined wisdom of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs, Central Command, the Presidents National Defense Team and the real Commander-in-Chief.

Obama's greatest attribute -- arrogance."

Imagine that after telling Maliki not to withdraw troops to facilitate Obama's campaign. Wow! You denizens of Toon Town admire quite the hero!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Biden says it is our patriotic duty to pay higher taxes!! Spoken like someone who contributed less than $300 to charity out of his $400,000 take home pay in 2007. Like all democrats, they don't mine spending hard earned $$ of the taxpayer for their social programs but not thier own money. Obama-Biden are Hypocrites

Posted by: EHawk | September 19, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

just in, after 20 years, the release of john denver and bob byrd: "almost heaven, west virginia, no blacks in these mountains.....I endorsed him because those pant suits reminded me of the sheets we used to use."
Vote donkeycrat, the party where the KKK, Jose, and Jessei can all feel welcome.

Posted by: roberty byrd | September 19, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

The fact is I am a lying, emasculated, paid RNC poster how is in the closet. Pray for me Sister Sarah! I want to leach after you like John McCain does!

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 18, 2008 11:59 PM
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The above, plagarized and reposted by an OBAMA supporter.

Cowards, one and all

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

> "Well, I have a message for Senator McCain: You can't just run away from your long-held views or your life-long record. You can't erase twenty-six years of support for the very policies and people who helped bring on this disaster with one week of rants."

This is Obama's own quote from the article above. Too bad he doesn't follow it in his own life since he believes that he shouldn't be help accountable for his friendships with terrorists, theives and racists.

Obama's nothing more than a marxist that will destroy what is left of this country. All you people who think Obama is the second coming of Jesus Christ are in for a real suprise if he manages to get elected.

Posted by: halfblue | September 19, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

The fact is I am a lying, emasculated, paid RNC poster how is in the closet. Pray for me Sister Sarah! I want to leach after you like John McCain does!

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 18, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

I'll be in Knoxville Saturday and I'll sit down with this wayward kid . . . and teach him how to not get caught next time.

Posted by: tim tebow | September 18, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Senor Al said I no take password to Obama--too obvio. He said friend from Mempus have nino in school....he say fall guy. I say green card...senor al say I like green.

Posted by: jorge | September 18, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

No Republican Brownshirts here. The only Brownshirts that exist are the progressive socialists who support OBAMA.

repost:

Now we know where Obama’s mean, nasty, abusive followers get their marching orders. At a Nevada rally Wednesday, Obama said this to about 14,000 people:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

Nice. So much for the politics of hope and unity. So much for teaching our youth how to be good citizens and neighbors. So much for teaching tolerance, respect, and bi-partisanship. If someone doesn’t agree with you, especially if they don’t choose Obama, just get in their face and pick a fight.

Is this how Obama plans to train his National Citizen Service Corps?

How presidential. Teaching young people how to be Chicago thugs.

Maybe Germany cica 1937...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/17/politics/p185733D40.DTL&type=politics


These are facts, name calling is all the Obamabots have.

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 18, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Kornblut is in bed with Obama. Remove her from covering the campaign. Five successive hit pieces on Palin in one week then this lovefest on Obama going negative, , ,what a homer for the democrats.

Posted by: NoBama | September 18, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Gawker now has excerpts from her master's thesis

Posted by: flubber | September 18, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Parágrafo único. A República Federativa do Brasil buscará a integração econômica, política, social e cultural dos povos da América Latina, visando à formação de uma comunidade latino-americana de nações.

Posted by: maicon jackson | September 18, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Moose lady?? Some call Sarah Palin moose lady?

And the guy they support has purple lips and ears that would take him airborne in a good wind.

A vane actor who has begun to dye his hair with a tint of gray to fool the goobers into believing he looks seasoned!!

Posted by: Wow! | September 18, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

§ 3º Compete ao poder público recensear os educandos no ensino fundamental, fazer-lhes a chamada e zelar, junto aos pais ou responsáveis, pela freqüência à escola.

Posted by: zico | September 18, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

What the McCain supporters want you to forget is that McCain changes his position daily this week and has contradicted what he stood for his whole political career. He is for regulation and bailouts. Next week he will want to kill free trade. There is a crisis and he helped create it with Bush and the Republicans and he wants to make as much noise and distraction as he can so you will forget that he does not know what he is talking about when it comes to the economy.

McCain can not lead because he does not know where he is going.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

IV - atendimento em creche e pré-escola às crianças de zero a seis anos de idade;

Posted by: dunga | September 18, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an empty suit. Now he has become an empty suit race baiter who produced a lying attack ad aimed at hispanics that even ABC news web has conceded is a poutright lie. When ABC news is calling out Obama for lying, there has to be a pretty good reason. Liar!

Posted by: PAL | September 18, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Art. 23. É competência comum da União, dos Estados, do Distrito Federal e dos Municípios:
I - zelar pela guarda da Constituição, das leis e das instituições democráticas e conservar o patrimônio público;

Posted by: socrates | September 18, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Donkeys and elephants. Elephants and donkeys. Where is the Constitution?
Greetings from Brazil, Indiana.

Posted by: Rivelino | September 18, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

It looks to me the Palin-McCain brown shirts try there best to disrupt any real discussion right here on the WP blogs. What goes around, comes around.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 11:34 PM
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Are the WP blogs sacred donkey dung country? We don't wear brown shirts, but we do cling to our 12 gauge and Bible. If you need brown shirts, Bill Ayers just blew a hole in a garment factory owned by Rezkotero in Pueblo.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Ladies! Beware progressive socialists like Obama!! You have the right to vote but how many rights do you really have. Obama is proven to say one thing and do another.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson the twenty-eighth President of the United States. A leading intellectual of the Progressive Era and a Democrat he served as President of Princeton University and then became the Governor of New Jersey in 1910.

Sound familiar ladies?

Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote. The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs and asking for the vote. And by the end of the night, they were barely alive.

Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden's blessing went on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of
'obstructing sidewalk traffic.'

They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping for air. this is only one story!

Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they "dared" to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote.

Ol' Woodrow was a real charmer---until he got into power that is. Progressive Democrats like Obama will turn on a dime once the honeymoon is over. They only look good in WaPo land and on youtube!

JUST LOOK HOW THE OBAMABOTS ARE USING BULLY TACTICS TO SILENCE DETRACTORS!

Vote your best interests! Vote ANTONE but Obama!!

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 18, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the idealistic, naive junior senator from Illionois that wasn't going to run a traditional negative campain? CHANGE YES WE CAN! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are not going to employ a divisive campain. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!


THE JOKE CONTINUES!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT TO MENTION OUTRIGHT LIES AND HYPOCRACY!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: donmac | September 18, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse


well.. it looks like the moose lady's husband has REFUSED TO TESTIFY in the investigation that moose lady ABUSED HER POWER..

all i can say is...

WHAT IS MOOSE LADY HIDING???

HAVEN'T WE HAD **ENOUGH*** OF GEORGE BUSH REFUSING TO TESTIFY?????

AND MOOSE LADY HASN'T EVEN BEEN ELECTED!!!

WOW!

f*ck palin!

i don't need another a**hole in office!

no friggin way!

bye bye moose lady!

bye! bye! bye!

Posted by: BOB | September 18, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

After Obama announces his regulatory policy McCain will start to create one. A regulation will not come from his staff of advisers as they are Washington lobbyists who know nothing about the subject.

McCain has changed his mind on free markets and bailouts as well. What a difference this crisis has made. You have to listen to McCain daily if you want his current position. So far he has not changed twice in one day.

If I were trying to imitate a McCain attack I would say, Can McCain really be trusted. He chose a running mate that got her first passport last year and the campaign included on her itinerary Ireland where the plane refueled. Sometimes when he looks at her he can't take his eyes off of her. He seems like a leacher to me.

There is some truth in the attack and some fabrication but what is totally lacking is a substantive content. McCain cedes te issues and sticks to the ad hominem attacks. McCains lack of qualifications his unwillingness to discuss issues reminds me of Bush,

There was nothing substanative

Posted by: Ronnn | September 18, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN AND PALIN REFORMING THE FINANCIAL MARKETS

At a town hall meeting in a small city of USA, republican candidates sen. John McCain and gov. Sarah Palin both called for reforming the financial markets "in Wall Street and Washington," as McCain and Palin put it.

McCain: We're going to reform Wall Street and Washington.

Palin: I have that confidence. I have that readiness...

McCain: I believe in you, Palin. You are totally qualified.

Palin: I already spoke with some specialists on it, Jonh.

McCain: Ohhh!!! And who are they?

Palin: Some friends, architects and decorators of Alaska

McCain: But the fundamentals of our economy are very strong, Palin.

Palin: Yes! I know Jonh McCain.

McCain: We need to put fire and put an end in the crisis in our markets...

Palin: I already spoke with God, Jonh.

McCain: Ohhhh!!! And what did he say?

Palin: Put fire there is not mission of him. But he indicated 2 names for us, Jonh.

McCain: Hummm...Great! And who are they?

Palin: Satan or Bin Laden.

McCain: No, No Thanks.

HUGS FROM BRAZIL FOR ALL CONSCIOUS CITIZENS IN USA!!!!

Posted by: Dalmo | September 18, 2008 11:30 PM
===========================================O estrangeiro admitido no território nacional não pode exercer atividade de natureza política, nem se imiscuir, direta ou indiretamente, nos negócios públicos do Brasil. Corintiano, que tal uma certa reciprocidade?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Hussein McCain was given the a gun toting bulldog wearing lipstick wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. These two Fascist Crusaders are marching to Dominion Theology with whilst their heads are in clouds of delusion.

Posted by: Democracy must prevail | September 18, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

he should sharpen his rhetoric on troopergate as well. now we have Todd Palin claiming he doesn't have to honor a subpoena because suddenly the once bipartisan investigation has, without anything apparent happening, become partisan, as if that were a defense to a duly issued subpoena in the first place. they are buying time to stall the investigation til after the election. same reason the Attorney General/unqualified high school classmate of Palin, instructed state employees to ignore their subpoenas as well, on the even more lame basis that because Palin won't agree to an unofficial meeting with the prosecutor, it would create a loyalty conflict for employees to testify. a what? they have subpoenas, she doesn't, and she has never suggested that they shouldn't testify. she has a crony do it for her on a ground that should embarass a lawyer, if upholding the law were actually her aim.

Posted by: JoeT | September 18, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

"Obama says capitalism has failed

Regretfully, the producer of the video couches this Obama speech into some opinion, but starting at 40 seconds is one of the most important Obama videos I've seen. In this video, Obama clearly reveals his socialist agenda and calls for the end of capitalism.

CNN runs the headline, "We are in the most serious financial crisis in generations," for one minute, before switching to, "McCain's philosophy involves giving 'more and more' to the rich," as Obama does the Alinsky.

Watch him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fxz3UgwCR0&eurl=http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaLatest.htm

Obama comes before his audience bemoaning "all the problems we're facing right now," and identifies the "economic philosophy" as the culprit. He runs down a list of problems, repeatedly identifying "this philosophy" as the cause.

Obama describes the dire results, jobs disappear, life savings at risk, millions of families face foreclosure, etc., etc., etc. -- this is the Alinsky process, to "rub raw the sores of discontent."

Obama then condemns capitalism, saying, "..the final verdict on an economic philosophy that has completely failed. The year 1938 comes to mind here.

He closes by presenting his solution to all of America's problems -- himself:

"And I am running for president, because the dreams of the American People can not be endangered anymore."

That is the statement of an egomaniac!"

Posted by: olds442 | September 18, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

It looks to me the Palin-McCain brown shirts try there best to disrupt any real discussion right here on the WP blogs. What goes around, comes around.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Hope and change now includes breaking the law.

Posted by: Hussein Osama Hawaii | September 18, 2008 11:12 PM
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It is not breaking the law if it is exposing an existing crime performed on a public domain space. Besides, Mr. "Hussein Osama", shouldn't you be busy trying to think of ways to destroy America instead of wasting time posting blogs. It is a good thing the Republicans are keeping you alive in order to do their bidding by scaring Americans to win votes.

Posted by: John | September 18, 2008 11:23 PM
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It may not be breaking the law in Kenya, Hawaii, Illinois, etc. But in Tennessee, they have Tennessee Code Annotated 39-13-601. Here again, I don't think the law means much to obasmics, who prefer to support the slaughter of innocent children and now the invasion of all things private and personal in order to advance their culture of death.

Posted by: hussein | September 18, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

It Makes Sense - Someone must have dropped you on your head when you were a child. You really think that we should go through 4 years of McCain and the airhead just so we can have Hillary in 2012? I was a Hillary supporter and was very disappointed that she didn't get the nomination, but true Hillary supporters could never vote for McCain. If you can, then you truly didn't understand why Hillary was running and I wouldn't disrespect her ideals by voting for 4 more years of the same crap we've been through. I am thoroughly disgusted by McCains pick for VP - she is one scary lady! I honestly don't think she has the brains (forget the experience line) to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin

Posted by: ggreenwd | September 18, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Sinclair Lewis was, in fact, an actual communist...

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 11:25 PM
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and Larry Sinclair is a good bud of Obama's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3hJASCerAk

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

"During the late, lamented Wall Street boom, America's leading investment institutions were plenty bullish on China's economy, on exotic financial devices built atop millions of bad loans, and, above all -- judging by the unprecedented amount of wealth they showered on the Street -- on themselves. The last thing our financial community was bullish on was America -- that is, the America where the vast majority of Americans live and work."

IT'S KNOWN AS THE TRICKLE OUT EFFECT. . . . . And John McCain wants to see more of it?!!!!

Republicans socialize their loses, and privitize their gains.
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OH, WONDERFUL THE MARKETS ARE RALLYING ( on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren’s taxes$$$$$ ).

1) Our economy is in crisis; these bailouts for the skin of our hides rest upon the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.

2) This falls squarely into the laps of the Republicans ( and John McCain ). To be sure one can point to where the Democrats helped it along, but the difference is like the difference between dawn and the dark night.

3) In 2004, McCain urged and pleaded with Americans to vote back in one of the worst Presidents in American History, and McCain knew exactly what he was doing.

4) Now McCain is on the campaign trail acting so much like Karl Rove that even Karl Rove is appalled.

Republicans socialize their loses, and privitize their gains.

Posted by: Coldcomfort | September 18, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

In a posting at the blog wired.com, the alleged hacker said that he had read all of Palin’s emails and had found “nothing incriminating, nothing that would derail her campaign as I had hoped. All I saw was personal stuff, some clerical stuff from when she was a governor….and pictures of her family”.

Tennessee State Rep. Mike Kernell declined Thursday to respond to online allegations his son hacked into Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account (read more in my blog)

http://www.mccain08-hillary2012.blogspot.com/

Posted by: DCfred | September 18, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN AND PALIN REFORMING THE FINANCIAL MARKETS

At a town hall meeting in a small city of USA, republican candidates sen. John McCain and gov. Sarah Palin both called for reforming the financial markets "in Wall Street and Washington," as McCain and Palin put it.

McCain: We're going to reform Wall Street and Washington.

Palin: I have that confidence. I have that readiness...

McCain: I believe in you, Palin. You are totally qualified.

Palin: I already spoke with some specialists on it, Jonh.

McCain: Ohhh!!! And who are they?

Palin: Some friends, architects and decorators of Alaska

McCain: But the fundamentals of our economy are very strong, Palin.

Palin: Yes! I know Jonh McCain.

McCain: We need to put fire and put an end in the crisis in our markets...

Palin: I already spoke with God, Jonh.

McCain: Ohhhh!!! And what did he say?

Palin: Put fire there is not mission of him. But he indicated 2 names for us, Jonh.

McCain: Hummm...Great! And who are they?

Palin: Satan or Bin Laden.

McCain: No, No Thanks.

HUGS FROM BRAZIL FOR ALL CONSCIOUS CITIZENS IN USA!!!!

Posted by: Dalmo | September 18, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse


http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/083008a.html

"In 2003, she reported Ruedrich to Gov. Frank Murkowski’s administration, saying she suspected him of an ethics breach in conducting work for the state GOP on government time.

To obtain evidence of Ruedrich’s alleged malfeasance, Palin hacked into his computer, an ethical lapse in its own right. She resigned from the commission in January 2004."

Strong chance Palin will be charged with a crime in Troopergate.

http://www.pubrecord.org/home/299.html?task=view

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin_Yahoo_account_2008

Palin keeps repeating this line about Trooper Wooten threatening to kill her father. Look at the records of the State Police interview with Palin about the "death threat." Palin on May 5 says the threat came, she thinks, about February 17. Who would wait nearly two months on what they thought was a credible death threat? Sarah Palin did. If the threat were credible her father would have been dead already by the time she reported it. In other words, even Palin herself did not think the threat was credible, if there was one in the first place. If i went to the police two months after someone threatened to kill someone, the police wouldn't even listen because of the amount of time that had passed and the ulterior motives of people,that is, unless you were someone like a Governor and use your official position for a personal vendetta..

Posted by: Palins a hacker | September 18, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Now we know where Obama’s mean, nasty, abusive followers get their marching orders. At a Nevada rally Wednesday, Obama said this to about 14,000 people:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

Nice. So much for the politics of hope and unity. So much for teaching our youth how to be good citizens and neighbors. So much for teaching tolerance, respect, and bi-partisanship. If someone doesn’t agree with you, especially if they don’t choose Obama, just get in their face and pick a fight.

Is this how Obama plans to train his National Citizen Service Corps?

How presidential. Teaching young people how to be Chicago thugs.

Maybe Germany cica 1937...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/17/politics/p185733D40.DTL&type=politics

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 18, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

____________________________________________________

Hello My name is Barrack Obama.

I won't tell you my middle name, I'm ashamed

My friends and family call me Barry, but I don't want to be called that either, sounds too much like my famous cousin the drug addicted former DC Mayor Marion Barry. I don't need to add another questionable character to my resume' It's already chock full of Hate America Tyrants, Terrorists, swindlers and crooks.

They call me B.O...... and I HAVE B.O. I want your vote so I can change America from the land of the free to the US of EU and join forces with my buddies Putin and Ahmadinejad in a new modern socialism.

Oh yeah, and while you're at it, would you drop off this empty suit at the cleaners? I keep coming home smelling like dog *hit after those campaign rallies where they worship me as the Messiah.

Do we really want a community organizer who has never been in charge of anything elected President of the United States?

NO THANKS!

__________________________________________

Posted by: StarsandStripes | September 18, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Sinclair Lewis was, in fact, an actual communist...

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

The Secret Service should contact Todd Palin -- he knows all.

Posted by: Tell the Truth | September 18, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

This is only some of the good stuff that'll be coming this October. Obama and his cohort in thuggery David Axelrod using skull-thuggery to hijack the Dem. party like he did when Axelrod sold it to George Soros (billionaire gun runner) in 2004.

"We don't hear much fretting at all about the Obama Action Wire, which, unlike the brownshirts of yore, is actually managed by Barack Obama's campaign to muzzle critical media.

Here's how it works. A message goes out over Barack Obama's Web site with the names, phone numbers and e-mails of editors and producers foolish enough to host Obama critics. With Mr. Obama's extensive digital following, and his extensive fund-raising and contact lists, shutting up the Democratic nominee's critics with a fraction of Mr. Obama's millions of supporters is relatively simple. The digital legions plug phone lines, crash servers and intimidate the advertisers of these media outlets. This must be another instance of the "new" politics that Mr. Obama frequently talks about.

The latest incident, reported in the Chicago Tribune, "orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of Tribune Co.-owned WGN-AM in Chicago. "The offense: The station hosted National Review's David Freddoso, author of 'The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate,' a fair and rigorous but adversarial examination of Mr. Obama's record. Surely, we can't have any of that.

"The Action Wire serves as a means of arming our supporters with the facts to take on those who spread lies about Barack Obama and respond forcefully with the truth, whether it's an author passing off fiction as biography, a Web site spreading baseless conspiracy theories or a TV station airing an ad that makes demonstrably false claims," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt told the Tribune."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/18/the-new-digital-brownshirts/

Posted by: ObamaBrownShirt | September 18, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Hope and change now includes breaking the law.

Posted by: Hussein Osama Hawaii | September 18, 2008 11:12 PM
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It is not breaking the law if it is exposing an existing crime performed on a public domain space. Besides, Mr. "Hussein Osama", shouldn't you be busy trying to think of ways to destroy America instead of wasting time posting blogs. It is a good thing the Republicans are keeping you alive in order to do their bidding by scaring Americans to win votes.

Posted by: John | September 18, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

anonymous 10:36

"When fascism comes to America it will come wrapped in a flag carrying a cross"

Sinclair Lewis
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"[W]ith firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right." Name that tune.

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln | September 18, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.

Posted by: barney fife frank | September 18, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

RENO, Nev. - A few tents cropped up hard by the railroad tracks, pitched by men left with nowhere to go once the emergency winter shelter closed for the summer.

Then others appeared — people who had lost their jobs to the ailing economy, or newcomers who had moved to Reno for work and discovered no one was hiring.

Within weeks, more than 150 people were living in tents big and small, barely a foot apart in a patch of dirt slated to be a parking lot for a campus of shelters Reno is building for its homeless population. Like many other cities, Reno has found itself with a "tent city" — an encampment of people who had nowhere else to go.

From Seattle to Athens, Ga., homeless advocacy groups and city agencies are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a generation.

There used to me a name for tent cities:

Hoovervilles.......

Posted by: toritto | September 18, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I wonder in McCain knows what Yahoo is?

Posted by: John Galt | September 18, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

anonymous 10:36

"When fascism comes to America it will come wrapped in a flag carrying a cross"

Sinclair Lewis

Posted by: toritto | September 18, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Well, we all know for sure it wasn't mccain that hacked palin's e-mail. He doesn't know how to use e-mail, which makes him dumber than most of his supporters who log on here.
Hurray for the kids if he did hack her e-mail. Consider it public access since the lying governor refuses to cooperate in the troopergate investigation as she promised to. Since she e-mailed her subpeona-disregarding hubbie on state business, her e-mails are a matter of public record. So, if Ms law & order won't cooperate, then the public has the right to the truth, even if it means hacking her e-mail. She's just another cheney with lipstick.
Posted by: mike l | September 18, 2008 11:05 PM
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Hope and change now includes breaking the law.

Posted by: Hussein Osama Hawaii | September 18, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

If McCain wins in 2008, there won't be a country in 2012.

Posted by: George Bush | September 18, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

McCain is so clueless. I don't know why the press even bothers to report on him.

Posted by: NotABanker | September 18, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Attention Hillary Voters:
Vote for Obama and you will have DESTROYED Hillary's chance at
becoming President!!

Obama has already destroyed Hillary's chances for this time around. He
couldn't even do her the honor of making her VP.

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

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

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

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

Think about it!! It makes sense!!

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

Go McCain / Palin 2008! and Hillary in 2012!!

Posted by: It Makes Sense | September 18, 2008 6:47 PM
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Who's to say that if McCain wins in 2008, that he won't win in 2012? And how much more damage will be done by then?

Do you care more about your country, or about Hillary's apparently God-given right to run for president?

Posted by: SMC | September 18, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

David Kernell has nothing to worry about. All he has to do is bring a blizzard of lawyers, refuse to cooperate with the investigation, twist the arms of the prosecutors until they back down, and refuse to answer subpoenas.

It works for Rove, Palin, Miers, so why shouldn't it work for Kerness?

Rule of law is so twentieth century.

Posted by: patriot | September 18, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Over 25 years of supporting deregulation then suddenly a change Washington pro-regulation reforming Maverick the next. Give me break!

Posted by: woody | September 18, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama has pulled the sword from the scabbard of silence and unleashed the fury that only the truth can bring. Touche!

Posted by: Kevin Morgan | September 18, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Talk is cheap.
Blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: NO Experience Necessary

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Obviously. And you are a stellar example.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Well, we all know for sure it wasn't mccain that hacked palin's e-mail. He doesn't know how to use e-mail, which makes him dumber than most of his supporters who log on here.
Hurray for the kids if he did hack her e-mail. Consider it public access since the lying governor refuses to cooperate in the troopergate investigation as she promised to. Since she e-mailed her subpeona-disregarding hubbie on state business, her e-mails are a matter of public record. So, if Ms law & order won't cooperate, then the public has the right to the truth, even if it means hacking her e-mail. She's just another cheney with lipstick.

Posted by: mike l | September 18, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Talk is cheap.
Too bad Obama cannot sharpen his skills.

Posted by: NO Experience Necessary | September 18, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." Name that tune.

Posted by: Leif Ericson

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You'd better check the real facts instead of a neocon web site. He never actually said that. Try again.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." Name that tune.

Posted by: Leif Ericson | September 18, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Most racist will smile in your face, and talk behind your back. Puzzies.

Posted by: chitown | September 18, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

When on earth is someone going to report on Senator McCain's urgent visit to the Gulf Coast for Gustav in order to delay the RNC.

His silence on Ike and comments yesterday in Ohio that there was no place he'd rather be than with them in Ohio, while folks down in Galveston are trying to pick up their lives.

Did anyone tell Senator McCain about Ike?

Posted by: David Blackburn | September 18, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Most racist have small private parts, and don't know how to please their wife, or sister.

Posted by: chitown | September 18, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Feastorfamine - fascism typically requires a dictator to hold it together, but it is so much more than just a dictatorship. Fascism - exalts nationalism (uberpatriotism, attacks opponents by challenging their patriotism), fosters xenophobia (think immigration and Muslims), has rampant cronyism, concentrates money and power into a small number of elites, disdains intellectuals and sows distrust of "academia" (that is, those who can wake people up are pre-emptively discredited), uses religion to consolidate control (we are doing God's work), supports wealthy industrialists/capitalists while suppressing labor and unions, excessively focuses on national security and sows fear of attack/infiltration, etc. Is the hair standing up on your arms yet?

Although fascism celebrates the state over the individual, it is the opposite of Communism . And there's so much more -suggest reading Britt's 14 tenets of fascism

Fascism tends to take hold when conditions are bad and people are easily led into looking for a scapegoat, or when people are afraid and looking for a strong leader. Most fascists take power "legally" by manipulating legal channels. They don't take power with coups, they twist the law. Hitler was appointed to his post, and then got the Reichstag to pass an Enabling Act with an every 4 year sunset provision that made him legal dictator. Mussolini was apointed legally. If it wasn't for a few guys at Justice with consciences, Bush would have signed himself into dictatorial powers (and they've learned their lesson and purged Justice of guys with consciences).

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain Flip Flops like a Fish out of Water

Posted by: Don | September 18, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Most racist sleep with family members, and have a straight line for a family tree.

Posted by: circus monkey | September 18, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

The last 26 years have been good? Well, the years 1993-2000 were. That's when we had a large budget surplus and low unemployment. We were not involved in a phony war that cost over 4,100 Americans their lives and thousands more their limbs. 3,000 Americans didn't die in an attack on NYC. And our economy was strong. All those other years seemed to have record-high deficits, high mortgage rates, stagnant wages for the middle class, a blatant disrespect for the Constitution and our laws, illegal operations like Iran-Contra and wiretapping of American citizens. Stonewalling of investigations into illegal activities. Removal of regulatory powers that led to Enron, Tyco, and now the Wall ST. disasters. Yep, those other 18 years of the past 26 have been reall doozies.

Posted by: stryker | September 18, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Tennessee State Rep. Mike Kernell declined Thursday to respond to online allegations his son hacked into Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account.

"My son's the one in question, and I can't comment on him," said Kernell, a Memphis Democrat. (read more in my blog)


http://mccain08-hillary2012.blogspot.com

Posted by: DCfred | September 18, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I am also paid to post by the RNC, I don't believe this trash, I just need the money to pay for the boys at the meat market.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Attention all racist

Don't have a heart attack when obama bemcome president. I know you hate to see a black man who did not receive any special treatment at harvard, and was at the top of his class. Student loans he earned it but you have so much hate in your heart and for what?

Posted by: brock101 | September 18, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama's democrats broke into Palin's E-mail account.

Palin Email Hacker is Son of Democrat Tennessee State Senator

Bristol Palin may be pregnant out of wedlock, but at least she's not going to jail.

David Kernell, a college student has been positively identified as the perp who hacked Sarah Palin's Yahoo account.

State Rep. Mike Kernell said today that he was aware of Internet rumors about his son being the subject of speculation that he accessed the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Asked whether he or his son, a student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, had been contacted by authorities investigating the break-in of Palin's account, he responded:

"Me, no."

As far as his 20-year-old son, David, he said: "I can't say. That doesn't mean he has or hasn't (been contacted by investigators."

Kernell, D-Memphis, cited the father-son relationship.

He said he had talked to his son today, but that he talks to his son regularly.

He declined further comment.

Posted by: wired | September 18, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry for my comments, I'm really a latent homosexual and I am hoping Sarah and her church will pray for me so I can become straight.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

i kicked a preg dem in the gut.

Saving tax dollars and doing my part for the economy

it's a noble gesture

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

It's sad to see McCain at the point that he needs Sarah Palin to be along to get someone to show up to see him. He needs her ,though. because she remembers her lines better than he does. He can't remember what he said yesterday about the economy. "In crisis" or "fundamentally strong"? Please prompt me, Sarah!

She and Todd need to stay near McCain and his team of lawyers and lobbyists to avoid the supoenas for the investigation of abuse of power that might send them to jail. So they all need each other.
Given the circumstances we've come to, I suggest they rename the " Straight Talk Express" the "Hospice Express". Seems more fitting for this phase of the campaign.
Who can McCain or Palin fire tomorrow? I hope they find some "Hater" to fire.

Posted by: slysosome | September 18, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

If the inventer of the internet came from Tennessee, why not the super hacker?

Posted by: Leif Ericson

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Yeah and the inventor of the Blackberry came from Arizona. Your comment is an urban legend, mine is direct from a McCain Aide. Granted he was just making a stupid comment because he couldn't come up with anything McCain had actually done as chairman his committee.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I want NObama tried under the Logan act and thenstrung up to a tree. I make a damn good noose

Posted by: Anonymous

You people are embarrassing me! I mean I appreciate your support, but it is bad enough me making an a*s of myself in the media daily without this sort of repugnant rhetoric. Oh well, Schmidt said I had do everything possible to win. It may come down to what you suggest, but let's not show our hand yet.

Posted by: JohnMcCain | September 18, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin will put the Loser Obama on that bridge to nowhere.By by Lamobama!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

DEMs should be exterminated from plant earth.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

If the inventer of the internet came from Tennessee, why not the super hacker?

Posted by: Leif Ericson | September 18, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the idiotic communist with communist agenda for this country.Do we need the idiot communist in WH?

Posted by: Mike | September 18, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

You are either a nasty little 13 year old or the sickest son of a b!tch I have encountered on this forum.
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Wow..tuff guy on a PC. typical DEM coward hiding behind his mother
FACT DEM activist Jogn Lennon stated he wanted to have sex with his mother in his diary.

you people aren't human

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post is staffed with a bunch of press secretaries for the Obama campaign. It is pretty obvious that they are biased.

Posted by: evangel7 | September 18, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

anon, what drugs are you smoking? What politics did Obama play with the troops in Iraq? You mean he visited with them and tralked to them? Like so many other senators and congressmen, like mccain? I didn't know that our representatives meeting with servicemen was illegal. Or is it only politicians you don't like. I fanybody has played politics it is mccain, with his stroll through the market in Baghdah surrounded by a company of troops with tanks and helicopter. He put our guys in harm's way for a photo-op. Want to hold the noose for him, too?

Posted by: stryker | September 18, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

5 schools in 6 years vs Harvard law review

Sarah Baracuda wasn't allowed affirmative action. She did it on her own.

Harvard Law review? This idiot can't even complete a sentence.

After hearing Sarah speak it's obvious who the educated one is and who grad. from the ghetto

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama broke the law when he bought that house together with criminal Rezko.All fact should be available by now.They are working realy hard to hide them.Do we need the criminal president?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

I want NObama tried under the Logan act and thenstrung up to a tree.

I make a damn good noose

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:37 PM

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You are either a nasty little 13 year old or the sickest son of a b!tch I have encountered on this forum.

Posted by: maggots | September 18, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

I love straight talk from the Republicans. Now we know what they really want. Lynch this Niggr before he becomes president.

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Obama played politics with our armed service en in Iraq.

I deman he be tried for war crimes and strung up to a tree. I'll make the noose, proudly

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:35 PM

Posted by: All Republicans Are Racist Pigs | September 18, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Anon

You mean bush, mccain should be tried at the hage for war crimes.

Posted by: circus monkey | September 18, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I love straight talk from the Republicans. Now we know what they really want. Lynch this Niggr before he becomes president.

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Obama played politics with our armed service en in Iraq.

I deman he be tried for war crimes and strung up to a tree. I'll make the noose, proudly

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:35 PM

Posted by: All Republicans Are Racist Pigs | September 18, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I don’t think that anyone here can answer my question. Again, someone please tell me what Obama’s big accomplishments are that qualify him to be president?

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 10:27 PM

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As soon as you provide me with the big accomplishments that qualify Palin to be vice president.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I want NObama tried under the Logan act and thenstrung up to a tree.

I make a damn good noose

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

5 schools in 6 years vs Harvard law review?

Palin cheated on her husband, and McCain cheated on his first wife.

Posted by: circus monkey | September 18, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama played politics with our armed service en in Iraq.

I deman he be tried for war crimes and strung up to a tree. I'll make the noose, proudly

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

* If you were born in and grew up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

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

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

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

* Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

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

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

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

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

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

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

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

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

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

OK, much clearer now.

Posted by: tom | September 18, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

How do you know what other names Mercedes uses?

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Let's face it McCain is a freaken old dummy. Washington, no place for old man.

Posted by: chitown | September 18, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

"When Barack Obama came to Washington, he chose to strengthen his ties to spiraling lenders like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their jet-set CEOs, not make change," a McCain-Palin spokesman, Tucker Bounds, said."

That's it? That's all they could say

And to top it all off, its not even true.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I challenge Obama and all the Liberals to come up with something, anything better than the last 26 years period.

Come on, bring it to me.

Posted by: pete | September 18, 2008 10:23 PM

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Pal, here it is - Get conservatives out of power. The bible-thumpers, the tax avoiders, the lying neocons - the whole rotten lot of you.

It's coming soon to a White House near you.

Posted by: maggots | September 18, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

to fellow people on this blog that contribute constructive comments, regardless if you are republican or democrat.

the blogger "Mercedes" appears on lots of blogs, with the same tired old comments, but under different ID names.

This person lies, distorts and will pull anything out of the air to make a fiction out of reality. I don't know if this person is one of the several that "troll" the internet as McCain operatives, but either way, this person is really a low life for nothing that comes on his (or her) comments is based remotely on the truth

Posted by: bobby taylor | September 18, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

two wars and a national and international economic crisis, plus a record number of people with no health insurance (including me) - and they waste time nitpicking one another's "spin" of the day comment?
that is not change I can believe in. NoBama looks smaller and smaller as he engages in old-school politicking that is annoying and grade-schoolish.
Write in Hillary! and please vote for Dems on your ballot. NoBama - hold out for a real Dem leader - hint, she is the one who took in the most votes.

Posted by: no way NoBama | September 18, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

LIBS every 4 years remeber one thing. America REJECTS your sorry azz

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

festinog wrote: "Do you republicans even KNOW what your candidate stands for anymore?"

Yes they do. Dems problem is that ever after 8 years, we still haven't learned to listen to them. Palin managed to work into her speech the other day that Wall Street had to be reformed so that we could get back to a free market economy. I'm shocked that it got so little press. They have no intention to regulate anything, and when people feel betrayed by them after the election, whose fault will it be?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

If it helps keep you away from the temptation of violating your parole, by all means, consider this blog your personal fan club!

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I don’t think that anyone here can answer my question. Again, someone please tell me what Obama’s big accomplishments are that qualify him to be president?

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Chevy, viejo1, AuggustWest1, JakeD and now Anonymous. Yep, those are all me.

people, the only reason i post is because it pisses you off. i love posting this garbage because i get attention, and all of you lapdogs (republican and democrat) give me attention. i can't vote, i have a felony on my record...yep, beat a woman one to many times. she deserved it, she thought she was smarter than me...and she voted REPUBLICAN.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Do DEMS ever take a damn bath? Everytime I even see one i have to take a shower.

Ever see how filthy a libs car is?

I sware these people are animals

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

"When Barack Obama came to Washington, he chose to strengthen his ties to spiraling lenders like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their jet-set CEOs, not make change," a McCain-Palin spokesman, Tucker Bounds, said."

That's it? That's all they could say after Obama called McCain on his flippity-floppityness. Every day McCain says one thing for that day. One soundbite that sounds really good, like he'd fire the SEC chairman, someone he has not raised a word about since Bush appointed him and since McCain himself voted to confirm!

That's not change!

We need to fire all the fundies hired into our government by fundie appointees. We need to let the government work after Bush put gags around the mouths of NASA scientists and fired good public servants in Justice. God knows what they have been doing at Treasury or the SEC. But you can guess.

Government is not the problem, the republicans are the problem.

Posted by: Fate | September 18, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain is displaying signs of being disoriented and confused, this week alone he’s said:

* The economy is fundamentally sound - that was the morning after Lehman filed for Chapter 11 and Merrill Lynch was forced to sell itself to Bank of America.

* He’s denounced greed and corruption on Wall Street - that would be fine except there has been greed and corruption for sometime now (can you spell ENRON?) - has he just noticed?

* He announced that he’s going to clean up Washington - one has to ask what he’s been doing for the past 26 years?

* Now he wants to fire Christopher Cox as Chairman of the SEC - well, he had plenty of opportunities to question Cox’s suitability for the job at his Senate confirmation hearings, why didn’t he? In fact, back in March some of McCain’s fellow Republicans even went as far as suggesting Cox as a potential McCain running mate, you didn’t hear McCain object to him then?

The simple fact is that McCain is a member of the don’t regulate Republican Party. He has supported George Bush and his failed economic policies which have led us into this mess, supported them for the past 8 years. Or has he forgotten that?

McCain isn’t the solution to our economic woes, he’s a part of the problem.

Posted by: laSerenissima2003 | September 18, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

I challenge Obama and all the Liberals to come up with something, anything better than the last 26 years period.

Come on, bring it to me.

Posted by: pete | September 18, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Someone please tell me what Obama’s big accomplishments are that qualify him to be president?

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

To the Blue Star Families -

Be prepared to have trouble voting. Be prepared for the absentee ballots for your loved ones risking their lives abroad to be rejected on technicalities. Be prepared for challenged registrations and long lines at the polls, and to be threatened with termination if you dare to take off too long to vote. Be prepared for threats against your soldier's career because of your actions. All the while they'll be pointing a finger at Obama for not honoring our soldiers.

God Bless you and your loved ones.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that GW and his crew are trying to distance themselves from McCain, just as much as McCain is trying to distance himself from GW. Of course the strategy is to make McCain look like a "maverick". Also it seems that the republicans are now ashamed to call themselves republicans. Why is that?

Neat trick! But I gotta say, republicans are republicans, and they've taken our country down.

Don't fall for this stunt. No way, No how, no McBush/Quaylin.

Posted by: Ed | September 18, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I kicked a preg lib in the gut, saving the tax payer a few bucks

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:15 PM

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Why did you kick your own mama in the gut when she was pregnant? or was that your daddy when you were nothing more than a fetus.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

I kicked a preg lib in the gut, saving the tax payer a few bucks

I'm doing my part for the economy

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton was right, Obama’s campaign is a fairytale.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

notice that a lot of the mcsame supporters post a lot of garbage aimed at obama, but they have absolutely nothing of substance...much like mcsame.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama and Biden are both 10,000 smarter than
McCaine and Palin. And Obama and Biden
will create millions of jobs and rebuild America.

The only reason that the Republicans are whining is for them the election is all about TAXES and nothing else. In fact the Republicans didn't start getting scared till Monday when the market began collapsing which effected their financial situation.

Well, guess what Republicans the Democrats have been suffering financially ever since Bush and Cheney entered the White House
and we're not going to suffer anymore.

If you don't like it then leave America becuase the Democrats are taking America back. The Republicans held the reins for eight years and devastated and gutted America.

The Republicans want tax cuts for themselves.

The Democrats want jobs and healthcare and homes.

That's what this election boils down to.

Posted by: The Last American | September 18, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Look at Bush. The economy is collapsing, and he is completely out of the picture, confused, irrelevant, unable in the least to help fix the disasters he has created. He is a creation of the single issue abortion voter nuts. If you want to blame somebody for the Bush years, blame people like "How Creepy Can Obama (McCain) Get" who even distort the only issue they care about. Now they are pushing Sarah Palin. Someone who cannot stand up to a simple interview. Someone who is already stonewalling investigations. They are traitors to the greatest country on earth, trying to do everything they can to bring about its ultimate destruction.

Posted by: orrg1 | September 18, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

I have some advice for the neocons, start reading Maureen Dowd
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Yeah right NY times wacky woman

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous, you post the same sick, stupid stuff every day. You really should seek counseling, I hear they can do wonders with modern medications.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

I kicked a preg lib in the gut, saving the tax payer a few bucks

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I have some advice for the neocons, start reading Maureen Dowd and start appreciating how absurd you really are. Don't fit it, accept it and be proud of your mentally challengedness.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - I'm disappointed Jake. Only a few weeks ago we were having decent discussions about the pro's and con's of our preferred candidates. And here you are attacking the physical appearance of some poor woman who isn't even remotely attached to the campaign. Is it because you watch in awe as McCain swings like a pendulum between non-regulation (a stance he has held for 27 years) and his new found love of regulation? Is it his cynical choice of a VP candidate whose only qualification is she has a vagina? Is it his sudden decision that experience is no longer important, but change is? Say what you will about Obama; his central message has remained the same. McCain on the otherhand is showing more and more that all he wants is to be is president. Nothing else matters. Is it because his old man was an admiral and all JMcC managed was to get shot down? Is this the young rebels way of showing Dad that he has amounted to something? Are you watching confusion as your candidate invents and re-invents himself in whatever guise he feels will best serve to get him into the Whitehouse?
Do you republicans even KNOW what your candidate stands for anymore? Would you recognise this JMcC if you met him in the street, or are you still looking for the man who 8 years ago was robbed by Bush and has sworn never to let that happen again. Whatever the cost?
McCain and honour. Now there's a contradiction in terms.

Posted by: festinog | September 18, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

In 2005 McCain tried to put through legislation to fix the problems with AIG and it was blocked by the Democrats.

From 1989-2008, Obama received the second highest amount (Millions of dollars) of campaign donations from both Fannie Mae and Lehman.

Obama has a slimey character. Wake up Democrats.

Posted by: Mercedes | September 18, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Yep, viejo1 is one of ten screen names i post under.

YOU KNOW WHAT; I'M PISSED OFF AT THE DEMOCRATS FOR NOT HAVING AS MANY GAYS AS THE GOP. i mean, really...come on; the only reason we got mccain is because his wife is hot and we were tired of all of those larry craig and gop = gay old perverts jokes. and we knew mccain was a perv...he chose a HOTTIE WITH A BODY

yeah, sara palin is hot; that's about it...no more, no less; so what if she has no experience and hasn't told the truth on anything; give her a break...after all, she's hot. it's been a long time since i was able to jerk off at least three times a day and once at night.

please, vote for mccain, not because he's senile and won't last until december, but because sara is HOT and gives me a good cardio workout.

Posted by: Chevy | September 18, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Man did Michelle NObama screw up, the negro is coming out of her

The feces that drips off the lips and chins of these libs attacking Palin beats SNL
Libs have proven to America they truly are a sick group who are obsessed with sex and race

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

At least, Rev. Jackson still has the balls. It is good to stand up for your country and your community against those who put them down.

Posted by: pete | September 18, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

My friends, don't listen to a word Obama says about me, although all of it is true. I am old and losing my mental faculties, but that doesn't mean I can't bring change to this country. I will continue to change my positions faster than Obama can change his underwear, and the country will be better for it. That you can trust, my friends.

Posted by: JohnMcCain | September 18, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

How creepy can Obama get: 7 of the 9 judges n the supreme court were appointed by Republican Presidents yet Roe v. Wade has gone unturned.

You are a blind pawn!

Posted by: ProfWrightBSU | September 18, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Ignore "Anonymous", obviously a paid posting idiot.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

How creepy can Obama get?, I'd be willing to bet Obama has done more good for America and Americans than you or any of the paid posters slamming him have done.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me maam. You put the lipstick on the WRONG END of the dog.
That's the anus, maam. Not the mouth.....
OOPS! Wrong lips!

Posted by: tomcat3 | September 18, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Using the word "confused" is a slur against older people. It is ageism. How would Obama like it if McCain called him Sambo?

Posted by: George | September 18, 2008 9:50 PM

When Barack Obama puts on a minstrel suit and starts singing "way down upon the swanee river" this might be appropriate. When John McCain can't decide whether he's a regulator, a deregulator, for lower taxes or against them and says as President he should fire the Chairman of the SEC (a power the President does not have) he's acting confused. You want to ascribe it to his 72 years -- fine. Either that or he's a moron. Either choice -- he's NOT ready to lead on the economy, a subject he has no expertise or understanding of ... except for creating the Blackberry, of course.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Todd Palin refuses to testify in Trooper gate.
Mark Foley off the hook in homo probe.

REPUBLICANS LOVE CRIMINALS.
REPUBLICANS LOVE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
REPUBLICANS HAVEN"T MENTIONED THE PHRASE "RULE OF LAW IN YEARS.
REPUBLICANS LOVE LIARS:
"I am not a crook"
"I am a uniter not a divider"
"We will be greeted as liberators"

Posted by: Tomcat3 | September 18, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

pete, tell the people paying you to post to buy you a better translation program

"Obama is rude and an idiot.
He is a fish-stinking, vinyl stool of the unions."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama has never been any good at what he has done, none whatsoever. If elected he would be worse than Carter.

A fish-stinking, bloody, vinyl stool of the unions.

Posted by: pete | September 18, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

"You can't erase twenty-six years of support for the very policies and people who helped bring on this disaster with one week of rants."

How hypocritical does this sound from someone who has done absolutely NOTHING for America except insure that late-term infants die.

What a self righteous creep. Can't wait until he gets his butt handed to him.

Posted by: How creepy can Obama get? | September 18, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

S"arah Baracuda will be w/o question America's president before long"

That is, I believe, the neocon's plan. It is quite obvious that McCain is a shell of his former self. If elected, his handlers will at some point stop scripting and protecting him until it is so obvious that he's not right that he will be forced to resign. Knowing the neocons, they'll probably start a whispering campaign about it first. I imagine Palin will help, probably with a predictable cooing about how deeply concerned she is about her good friend John and how she fears for his health. The neocons will have no trouble pulling her strings. If you like Bush, you'll love Palin.

Posted by: patriot | September 18, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

BARACK OBAMA all the way folks. Get use to it, he's almost there. They say he lacks experiece, but what about Palin?? Let me guess, lipstick right... :)-

Posted by: BostonFinest | September 18, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

NObama after watching Sarah Baracuda on FOX. I guaratee he's chain smoking another pack of Kools right down to the filter burning his nicotene stained fingers.

Sarah Baracuda has the DEMS in an absolute frenzy, an altered state of mind

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

JONH MCCAIN TEACHING FOREIGN POLITIC TO PALIN

After a short list of republican candidates to VP of McCain, then was chosen the governor of Alaska as his running mate. But before to announce Palin to the American people, McCain taught something of foreign politic for her:

McCain: You need know deeply the Bush Doctrine, Palin.

Palin: Ok! You are right, Jonh.

McCain: I already contracted Gibson to teach you.

Palin: No, No Thanks...

McCain: To know on Sunnis and Shiites, two branches of Islam that split violently.

Palin: Yes! Iraq War is mission of God, Jonh.

McCain: Why we need to attack strongly the actions of the Al Qaeda in any place.

Palin: I’m associated of the NRA. And I have a great rifle to hunt bears there at home.

McCain: I'm afraid it's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.

Palin:No problems, Jonh! I’m qualified and ready to serve.

McCain: Do you know something on President Putin of Germany?

Palin: Yes! They're our next door neighbors, and I can actually see Russia there of my home.

McCain: Great! I see that you are totally qualified.

HUGS FROM BRAZIL FOR ALL CONSCIOUS CITIZENS IN USA!!!!

Posted by: Dalmo | September 18, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Guest, wenn Sie Deutscher sind dan bin Ich von Antarctica. Ich glaube es gibt doch keine Deutscher dasss sowas klischee schreiben wurde.

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I like ice cream. It is good.

Posted by: Ice Cream | September 18, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain brags about his pre-eminence in experience, and indeed he could if he so chooses claim the lessons learned from his involvement in the savings & loan crisis of the late 1980s abd early 1990s.

Posted by: 2mature2bHornswoggled | September 18, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

"You can't erase twenty-six years of support for the very policies and people who helped bring on this disaster with one week of rants."

Honestly the last 26 years have been pretty good for Americans, possibly one of longer period of grow ever.

Obama is rude and an idiot.
He is a fish-stinking, vinyl stool of the unions.

Posted by: pete | September 18, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

That's because Grandpa Walton and Mary Ellen
have no chance. They are so unqualified to lead this country it's dumbfounding to even consider them. I wouldn't trust them teaching kindergardners.

Only Obama and Biden can resurrect America to the power and prestige and prosperity (for all) that it once held.

Obama and Biden represent TRUE CHANGE in America from the Republicans that have devastated this country due to epic mismanagement.

Obama and Biden represent TRUE AND SMART CHANGE to leading AMERICA.

Think about that word for a minute. What does AMERICA mean to you? America means so many things to me and the way I think of America now and the future I think of Obama and Biden as American SuperHeroes. The only thing that they are missing are capes like Superman.

McCaine and Palin are a laughable in terms of abilities, intelligence, character, ethics, results, and ... integrity.

Posted by: Blake Southwood | September 18, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

DEMS aren't posting yet, they're all watching Sarah Baracuda on FOX with drool dripping down their chins

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Chevy wrote: "It's easy to see why America has fallen in love with her. Unlike NObama Sarah Baracuda is so articulate, intelligent, her speech is absolutely flawless, perfect diction"

Palin is what car dealers call a cream puff. Looks great on the outside, nice, flashy, shiny.... but inside - its full of ........ And car dealers know that Americans are suckers for cream puffs. So does Karl Rove.


Posted by: patriot | September 18, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Bob Barr and Ron Paul are the only ones who saw this financial train wreck coming, just read their websites!

Time for a change, time for a NEW PARTY in Washington not just a new guy representing the Same Old Party.

Posted by: WhatAboutBob? | September 18, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Using the word "confused" is a slur against older people. It is ageism. How would Obama like it if McCain called him Sambo?

Posted by: George | September 18, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Every NORMAL household in America has a Sarah Palin and that's why NObama's campaign has become so vile, racist.

Sarah Baracuda will be w/o question America's president before long

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener | September 18, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Lot's of good issues to bring up in Espanola, pro and con: criminal justice, immigration, education, medical care, payroll taxes, Hispanic / Native American issues, management of public lands, ecology, etc... and that's without touching the privatization damages from the Johnson years or the fallout from the current governor in any of his former capacities. The fact a campaign chose the economy as the crucial subject in Espanola just says they didn't care what the local issues were, but were just looking for a place from which to address the issue of the week. Espanola families have some pretty sound ways of surviving the worst of economic times, but other major concerns in the area abound, and I suspect moral issues take a precedent to financial ones there, despite the comparitively low quality of life.

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Baracuda is on FOX. My God, this woman is mezmorizing.

It's easy to see why America has fallen in love with her.

Unlike NObama Sarah Baracuda is so articulate, intelligent, her speech is absolutely flawless, perfect diction

Sarah baracuda = An American Woman, America's Mom.

Chevy


Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Dave, if you don't care about what mainstream media reports, why are you reading the story and commenting on it?

I guess Anne Kornbutt and her colleagues in the MSM don't realize that the harder they squeeze McCain/Palin, the more voters will slip through their fingers. The MSM has completely lost its credibility on the Sara Palin issue with at least 50% of the American population. A lot of people will not listen to the MSM media any more because of their initial smear attacks when she was announced as a VP candidate. Even worse, many people (like me) have now come to regard the MSM as a contrary indicator - anything that comes from them is automatically false and deceptive until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:22 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

ThisisReality wrote: how much foreign policy experience did Abraham Lincoln have before he was elected President?
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That's a fudge. What we know, based on well documented history, is that Lincoln was well-versed - extremely well-versed- on the topics and challenges of the day. That included, most notably, the brewing issue of slavery, southern secession and the prospect of civil war.

Palin's few interviews where she has spoken about Iraq show that she has zero command of this subject, which is the challenge of this day. It is the biggest dividing policy (which just happens to be foreign policy) in the country for the past 5 years and she has proven to be uninformed and inarticulate about it. We're not just talking about the kerfuffle over the Bush Doctrine; we're talking about her opinion on the surge (she only knew more troops were heading over to Eye-rack), she said she wasn't up to snuff on Iraq because of her Gov. job (fair 'nuff, but she couldn't even wing a coherent statement). Even now, it's pretty clear she can't say anything sensible using the terms Sunni, Shia and Iran without new round of tutoring she's getting from her McCain supplied handlers.

Chuck Hagel (R NE) has her pegged as a joke.

Posted by: criticalthought1 | September 18, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Men will vote for Sarah Palin by a wide margin.

Posted by: Dave

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Yeah because so many of them are pigs and will vote little brain rather than big brain. They call it the MILF factor. Good thing women are smarter.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I am a German citizen and was taught from childhood about the horrible cruelties that were done by my ancestors under Hitler's leadership.
To compare Obama with Hitler is just unbearable, tasteless and is missing every dignity against a democratic elected political person of the USA.
This "Hitler" comment is not only highly insulting to Obama but also to all the other people suffering under the tyranny of Hitler, who represented indeed an evil system.
Freedom of speech is one important base of democracy but to demonise one of the two present presidential candidates is just unacceptable.

Posted by: guest | September 18, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ThisIsReality

To feastorafamine:

okay, since you can't clarify the meaning of your negative posts about Sarah Palin, I'll just ask this one simple question, though it might overtax your knowledge (?) of history: how much foreign policy experience did Abraham Lincoln have before he was elected President?

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Not that much, but James Buchanan didn’t start a preemptive war either. But in his final years he certainly resembled Bush.

From http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jb15.html

Buchanan reverted to a policy of inactivity that continued until he left office. In March 1861 he retired to his Pennsylvania home Wheatland--where he died seven years later--leaving his successor to resolve the frightful issue facing the Nation.
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Hmmm, sound familiar?

Posted by: Schweg | September 18, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Barack is very correct in pointing out McCain's confusion about his ideology. Does anyone truly have an idea as to what McCain would try to do as president in his domestic agenda? He has completely flip flopped on numerous major issues, including taxes, offshore oil drilling, overturning Roe vs. Wade, government regulation of Wall Street.

I think Barack should have said McCain can not make up his mind whether he is Goldwater or Teddy Roosevelt. Denis Kucinich is one of the only persons in Congress who sincerely believes presidents and vice-presidents should obey the Constitution of the United States. He is to be commended for his valiant efforts to bring about impeachment proceedings for Bush and Cheney.

Palin is obviously unqualified to be vice-president or president. The GOP has chosen Agnew, Quayle, Cheney and Palin over forty years. Only fervent right wingers, who care less about a person's qualifications for high office, believe she is ready to be vice-president or president.
With the dishonorable campaign by McCain and Palin being unqualified to be vice-president, so much for the Republican propaganda about "country first."

Posted by: Independent | September 18, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Baracuda is on FOX. My God, this woman is mezmorizing.

It's easy to see why America has fallen in love with her.

Unlike NObama Sarah Baracuda is so articulate, intelligent, her speech is absolutely flawless, perfect diction

Sarah baracuda = An American Woman, America's Mom.

Chevy

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Men will vote for Sarah Palin by a wide margin.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

ThisIsReality,

you can't compare foreign relations then and now. foreign policy for the US back then involved dealing with England, France, maybe Russia and that's pretty much it.

Posted by: thor | September 18, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous replied, when I asked what foreign policy experience Abraham Lincoln had when he was elected President:

"At least Lincoln was an attorney...".

Yeah, but the country has never held that against him. America's a wonderful place.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

It's about time, Obama has Generallisomo McCain in a positon where he must defend his 26 years promoting and protecting GOP economic ideology that favors the rich and burdens the middle class. Also, Ms. Palin's thin experience is beginning to be exposed that leads people to question whether she is prepared to assume the Presidency should McCain win and become physically and mentally impaired, or, God forbid, dies while serving as President.

Folks, with respect to Palin, we are talking about the frightening prospect of this well-intentioned, but unqualified person assuming the Presidency over the most powerful nation in the world, Come on, her threats to shake up Washington, and belief that being a neighbor to Russia gives her the foreign affairs crededntials to be the leader of the free world.

McCain's judgment must be called into question when he selected Palin for no other purpse than to solidify the noisy religous GOP that has despised him for years. This action begs the question on whether McCain cares for the future of the nation. God help us.

Posted by: Forrest Gerard | September 18, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Why don't you ask him. While you are at it, why don't you as the Palin's who they used to score from.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama in his own words: "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though," he says. Citation - Washington Post, 03 Jan 2007.

So my questions are 1) How much cocaine did Obama snort? 2) How much money did he pay for the cocaine? 3) Did he snort all the cocaine himself, or did he sell the rest? 4) Who did he buy the cocaine from?

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Before Bush took office there actually was a surplus and the national debt decreased but was about $5,676,989,904,887 on September 7, 2000 - http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/09/07/debt.clock/.
The National Debt was $9,648,845,772,711 as of September 18, 2008 - http://tinyurl.com/ecpx. Bear in mind that this is the fiscal policy that McCain wants to continue, but tries to give the impression that Obama wants to raise taxes on all families.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Marx was a philosopher. Reagan was a teleprompter reading bubble-head, corporate puppet and a thug. He also, btw, almost ruined the economy until Bush Sr. raised the taxes and saved Reagan's legacy.

Posted by: thor | September 18, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

okay, since you can't clarify the meaning of your negative posts about Sarah Palin, I'll just ask this one simple question, though it might overtax your knowledge (?) of history: how much foreign policy experience did Abraham Lincoln have before he was elected President?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 9:28 PM

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Wow! Now there is a well thought out argument! Let's see...maybe if there was a nuke-u-ler arsenal at his and other country's disposal, Lincoln wouldn't have been elected. But the argument is completely irrelevant.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

OldUno,
Diatribe:"a bitter, abusive criticism or denunciation"
"Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edition", Copyright 1988

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I’ve been to Espanola several times. I’m thinking that Obama has a connection there – if you know what I mean.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

To ThisisReality -
At least Lincoln was an attorney and not some ex-cheerleader bimbo who is proud of her own stupidity.
I think that the world situation we live in today is far, far more complex than in Lincoln's time as well.
Nice try.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Viejo, that almost looked like you were outing yourself as flamebait. Say it isn't so...

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

with all due respect to a working mother of 5 kids, Lincoln had no foreign policy experience at a time when the US was in Civil War mode and had to foreign clout anyway. Palin is calling for a new war with Iran and possibly Russia, when US world power is collapsing amidst 2 overseas wars already. Foreign policy credentials are a little more important these days.

Posted by: FLRepublican | September 18, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm a burgur king employee who is pissed off just because i never went to kolletch like my friends; i'd rather live with momy and have her support me.

i dont get lade eithur.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Dave...

Karl Marx war never a "community organizer". This you can forget.

Marx was an intellectual and had very little to do with the community, with the masses as was the term - his poor wife took care of the practical things, like food on the table & raising their many children.

It's tragic that people like Lenin, Stalin & other Russian pestiferous criminals, pseudo-revolutionaries & mass murderers used his economic writings to murder & slaughter millions from 1917 up until Chrustchev and beyond.

I doubt very much that Marx would have "lowered" himself to explain his writings to the uneducated.

Posted by: hadeze | September 18, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

How can i vote for man who is so far out of touch with life's everyday struggles?

I just want answers. I am not rich nor poor. I work hard and am proud of what i do. I provide for my family. Life has gotten hard though and i think this election really is going to count.

Why would McCain say the economy is fundamentally strong?

Why would he say that? When i saw that on TV it made my stomach turn.

I think McCain just is not in touch with the average American family. I don't know if Obama is in touch either but at this point in time he hasn't made me think that he isn't.

Posted by: SFB | September 18, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

*am I

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

what i don't understand is that electoral college PROJECTIONS don't mean a damn thing because the electorate votes based upon the person the PUBLIC votes for, he/she who is a member of that electorate won't cast their electoral vote for the candidate that the majority of that state didn't vote for. And the only poll that matters is the one in NOVEMBER. By the way, you noticed that I didn't bother citing my source.

And please forgive me for the whole "No, you barkin' up the wrong tree, dog, yo". That's slang used by burger king employees like me.


Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Please help Obama's poverty-stricken extended family in Africa:

http://www.helpobamasbrother.org/

Posted by: Dave

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Dave, the only rational answer is you are a toad and a troll. Obama's brother has specifically stated he didn't want any help, he wanted to stay with his people and use his education to help them. You know, a community organizer trying to make people's lives better. I know, a foreign concept.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Incidentally, I'm the only one whose been to Espanola, NM, and can appreciate how ironic it is to have this conversation based on a news item from there?

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous? Anonymous?

Oh, well, I guess I'll leave and wait on Chris's next blog.

The libs who post on Kornblut's board are always chicken and stupid, anyway.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Left-wingers: you are clueless so I'll explain it too you. Socialists and Democrats love to put themselves in positions where they can claim to be "helping people" but have no actual responsibility. A "community organizer" gets to claim he is helping with community development, but he is not responsible for hiring and firing, he is not responsible for managing a budget, and he is never faced with decisions that will inevitably make some part of his constituency mad. A "community organizer" doesn't have to compete for the job - anyone can call himself a "community organizer." This is why Obama's citation of "community organizer" experience is so bogus. One only gets management experience in an executive position such as mayor, business owner, or governor (like Sarah Palin) or military commander (like John McCain). I'm providing this clue to you liberals free of charge.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Let me clarify that, I didn't mean it to come across insulting to eric hoffer, I meant it to come across insulting to the rabid sophmoric philosophy being flung around.

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

To feastorafamine:

okay, since you can't clarify the meaning of your negative posts about Sarah Palin, I'll just ask this one simple question, though it might overtax your knowledge (?) of history: how much foreign policy experience did Abraham Lincoln have before he was elected President?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Marx was a melo-dramatic middle class theoretician with possibly the world's worst economic idea. On the other hand, if you want to throw a little hoffer in here, that is part of the game. And, very unfortunately, this election has gone completely hoffer, as has this blog.

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Please help Obama's poverty-stricken extended family in Africa:

http://www.helpobamasbrother.org/

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Oh brother. Skipping the election of these two candidates is just throwing your vote away. So be it.
Thank god it's not Lincoln and Douglas or any other time in history where your vote really counted , huh? Just throw it away on narcissitc opinion. Go right ahead.

Posted by: helengio | September 18, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Karl Marx was a "community organizer," Ronald Reagan was a governor.

Posted by: Dave

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Nice sound bite, but Marx wasn't any such thing. Maybe if you would actually read history you could comment intelligently on it, but I suppose that is too much to expect.

Posted by: NoOBAMA | September 18, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous (balzy screenname!)

"Diatribe" doesn't apply, but anyway-in what respect is my history off or my knowledge wrong?

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Karl Marx was a "community organizer," Ronald Reagan was a governor.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:18 PM

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Jesus was a community organizer
Pontius Pilot was a governer

Thanks for your gibberish you call a comparative model

Martin Luther King was a community organizer
Hitler was a governer


Ghandi was a community organizer
mussolini was a governer

hell lets just start pluggin in whatever

Do you have an intelleigent point to make?

Do you really think trying to equate being a community organizer to evil is a strong talking point?
Go back to lipstick on pigs. that might be more effective for you

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

I guess Anne Kornbutt and her colleagues in the MSM don't realize that the harder they squeeze McCain/Palin, the more voters will slip through their fingers. The MSM has completely lost its credibility on the Sara Palin issue with at least 50% of the American population. A lot of people will not listen to the MSM media any more because of their initial smear attacks when she was announced as a VP candidate. Even worse, many people (like me) have now come to regard the MSM as a contrary indicator - anything that comes from them is automatically false and deceptive until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Obama will cut taxes for 95% of all Americans, Obama will provide free health care for all Americans, Obama will pay all of our mortgages, Obama will give everything to everybody. Blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: Dave

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At least we will have something tangible to hold an Obama administration accountable for. McCain won't say or commit to anything, just broad sweeping generalizations. His own campaign adviser said today when asked about how McCain planned to deal with the financial crisis, he didn't see any need for specifics until January. Sure, buy the car sight unseen, don't be surprised if you end up with a clunker.

Posted by: DikesforPalin | September 18, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey SFB, try working a little harder, get an education, a better job and stop winning and thinking that Obama is going to magically make all your troubles go away.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

According to the last Democrat President, the one who was impeached, Barry Obama's presidential run is a fairytale.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey, "OldUno",
Please work on exercising your mental muscle, your diatribes show a serious lack of knowledge or apreciation for history.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Karl Marx was a "community organizer," Ronald Reagan was a governor.

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

thor

You DO sense panic; Democrat panic, as Republicans have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Check the electoral college projections. Pobama is about 100 in the hole.

Georgia has McCain up by 16 points.

The RNC "bounce" is long gone, and McCain is still polling great.

There's no dirt to dig up on McCain, they already tried on Palin and couldn't, and they haven't even started revealing Pobama's shenanigans.

This country won't elect a muslim socialist-too many white gun owners to lose a minute's sleep over rioting-
what's to panic about for Republicans?

No, you barkin' up the wrong tree, dog, yo.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

"The economy is fundamentally strong",
said the man who lived in bubble. "Yes, the economy is strong". Meanwhile families struggle to keep their homes and their children go to bed hungry.

How can i vote for man who is so far out of touch with life's everyday struggles?

Posted by: SFB | September 18, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

From the ABC News Interview:
GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

Read it yourself: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/Story?id=5782924&page=2.

Posted by: v_woman | September 18, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

to festorafamine, who has trouble telling Tina Fey apart from Sarah Palin (this being part of the witless leftist delusion about who actually said "I can see Russia..."), could you post again and try to make it more sensible? Cause I still don't see what an SNL skit is proof of. But hey, what do I know? I only demand some level of logical coherence, which is apparently asking too much of the Dems' and their rants.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 9:02 PM

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I am going to REPOST again verbatim. If you cannot read or follow a simple posting then go back to school. its not tough to figure out what i said. It seems as if everytime i hand you your hat all you can say is that i cant be understood. I never said the SNL skit was proof of anything. Look at the post, actually read it, give that a try.
Reposting......
Hey, Anonymous quoted Tina Fey saying "I can see Russia from my house" and thought he was quoting Sarah Palin! What a doofus! Are there any Dems who can tell the real world from a TV show? No?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 8:43 PM

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My response:
Actually that was Cindy McCain defending Palin's utter lack of foreign policy experience.

McCAIN: You know, the experience that she comes from is what she’s done in government, and remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It’s not as if she doesn’t understand what’s at stake here.

Is this part of that TV show you were mentioning? If so let me know cause that is what i call a good situational comedy.

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 8:53 PM


Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Obama will cut taxes for 95% of all Americans, Obama will provide free health care for all Americans, Obama will pay all of our mortgages, Obama will give everything to everybody. In an Obama administration there will be no tooth decay and no bad weather (not too hot, not too cold). Obama will provide everything and the American people will have to do nothing. How can anyone fall for this crock??

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

It is not the economy stupids, it is Barack Obama.

Posted by: tim591

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Me thinks Palin has much more of a cult, evidently white men who have nasty thoughts about her. Poor McCain, people leave his events after Palin is don't speaking. It truly is the Palin-McCain ticket.

As for your remarks, well it is about race, you know the color of his skin more than it is about him being liberal and you know it. If people are so foolish to vote against someone because of race, they deserve the people they will elect, a senile, learing old man and pink fluff with a vitriolic mouth.

Posted by: DikesforPalin | September 18, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Is McCain an idiot? After listening to him this week make increasingly dumb statements I'm not sure if he is stupid or senile. Plain is clearly stupid. She knows more about energy than anyone in the US. Jesus...

Posted by: Scott F. | September 18, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Evanlassman, that’s because you can’t say anymore. Obama has no record. He’s an empty suit. You’re an idiot.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

@Scott: But then again, both parties have a piece. Republican administration, Democrat congress. Not to mention the 9/11 impact that both parties are responsible for from the "strip DoD and the IC to nothing" peace dividend '90s. Do you really believe that either candidate is the one to fix it?

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't it Bill Clinton, another stellar liberal, who said that Obama's run for President is a fairy tale?

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

John McCain & Sarah Palin sound and look more and more like the reincarnation of Herbert Hoover & Aimee Semple Macpherson -- what a combo!! With them in charge the executive branch will be 3-ring circus. Pray often and fervently for only God will be able to keep the US out of deep doo-doo unless Congress gets a miraculous spinal transplant. But, I guess praying a lot is probably the predominant strategy of their plan for governing anyway.

Trivia question: There's only one tiny part of Alaska where one can see, at ground level with either the naked eye or binoculars, one tiny part of Russia. Name that tiny part of Alaska and the corresponding tiny part of Russia. Maybe Sarah (Aimee 2) could answer that question without being prepped by a McCain handler.

Posted by: Zooter | September 18, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Look at this stupid article. All Anne Kornblut did was string a bunch of Obama quotes together and put her name on top. What an idiot reporter. Lazy Anne, real lazy work.
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why the rage?
what happened to all those bullish repubs today? just 3 days ago they were all celebrating the victory come November. is the earth moving from under your feet? I sense panic.

Posted by: thor | September 18, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Beyond war and Drill Baby Drill, McCain doesn't know how to deal with any other issues. Ranting is exactly how McCain has responded to this economic crisis.

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BTW: the NYTimes/CBS poll shows a paltry 17% do not believe McCain picked Palin becasue she well qualifed. Instead, a whopping 75% believe McCain picked Palin just to get elected.

No matter how much the republicans chant and cheer about Palin's "qualifications", the American public ain't buying it--the republicans are looking more foolish by the day. What they don't get is the more foolish and responsible they look, the less confidence the voting public will have in them..................and they need to remember, the election includes more than the selection of the President and Vice President. I can see the tide turning...

Posted by: socalgal59 | September 18, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me? Now the Republicans are comparing Obama to Hitler??? Now, how do I say this nicely........Simply put, you sound stupid. I don't even need to say anymore.

Posted by: evanlassman | September 18, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

What has whether John McCain can use a computer or not got to do with the price of eggs. It certainly has nothing to do with the problems our country and the next president will face. If that is all Obama can find to sling at John McCain, it is stupid.
So we talk about comparisons-----------
Obama is some where between Hitler and Castro. Hitler was a smooth talker and charmer that charmed his way into power. Castro put everything in Cuba under government control. Hitler did every thing he could to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth. Obama would like to do the same thing to what he calls "old people" in this country. To listen to him and his supporter talk one would think it was a deadly sin to get to what they consider "old." We have never had a president or presidential contender that put such a high importance on class as Obama classifies us. Let us go back to the ones he does not like, old, low class, racist, un-educated, mean, cold white people, bible thumping, gun toters, etc. The list goes on. He calls himself the uniter when in fact he has done more to divide this country than anyone else has ever dared.
His wife says they will re-distribute the wealth in this country. I wonder if the wealth to be re-distributed includes that of persons like their rich,rich friends or just the racist white. They could put a lot of poor black families in that mansion Obama lives in.
Read in the history books how the young (and foolish) people swooned and bowed to the leadership of Stalin and then Hitler. Look how they lived to regret it. What has happened twice in this world, can it happen again.

Posted by: rdancer42 | September 18, 2008 9:01 PM

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Really? Wipe older people off the planet? Adolf Hitler?
Obama's tax plan includes ZERO i said ZERO taxes for those over 55 years old. In fact he wants this to be a permanenet tax policy.
Obama has the rich in mind? Oh you mean like this?

McCain Versus Obama on Taxes

If you make 38-66K a year:
Obama: -$1,042 (tax decrease)
McCain: -$319 (Decrease)

If you make 66-112K a year:
Obama: -$1,290 (decrease)
McCain: -$1,009 (decrease)

If you make 227-603K a year:
Obama: +12.00 (Yes that’s a twelve dollar increase)
McCain: -$7,871 (decrease)

If you make 803K a year or higher:
Obama: +115,974 (increase)
McCain: -45,361 (decrease yes that DECREASE)

Obama’s tax plan REDUCES taxes for 88% of all Americans. Only the top 2% in the country receive a significant increase in taxes.
One of the richest men in the world Mr. Warren Buffet explains that his secretary has a higher tax rate then he does. Its time for the
richest among us to pay their fair share. We once threw tea into a harbor, we plan to do the same with McCain. Trickle down economics
is a colossal failure. Still McCain sticks to this economic model. No surpsise there. Nothing new, nothing will change and of
course if the “fundamentals of the economy are strong” (John McCain) then no change is needed. Disgusting.

redistribution of wealth? You mean like 99% of ALL the wealth in the US in the hands of only .05% of the population? So this polling of wealth isnt distribution? Not only do you need an economics lesson but you need a history lesson.
Hitler
Stalin
were both fascists
Definition: political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation (Uber patriotism)and often ideology (religeon) above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

gee that sounds alot like the last 8 years

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton was right, Obama’s whole campaign is a fairytale.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

If McCain fits between "Goldwater and Kucinich" then does Obama fit between Rezko and Rangel?

O! Wait! Goldwater and Kucinich weren't/aren't criminals.

Nevermind...

M

Posted by: Michael | September 18, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

These Obama cultist just like their idol don't get it. Obama will never be president. Why just look at the polls. There is an unpopular president and an unpopular war. The economy is in distressed, you would assume then that Obama should be leading by double digit points but why are the polls so tight?

It is not the economy stupids, it is Barack Obama.

Posted by: tim591 | September 18, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

I want to follow McCain's plan on improving my own economy. I will marry an extremely rich stepford wife and my own economy will improve immensely!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Kornblut, if Obama were to suddenly stop walking right now, you'd probably suffocate before they got your mug out of his colon.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Look at this stupid article. All Anne Kornblut did was string a bunch of Obama quotes together and put her name on top. What an idiot reporter. Lazy Anne, real lazy work.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

to festorafamine, who has trouble telling Tina Fey apart from Sarah Palin (this being part of the witless leftist delusion about who actually said "I can see Russia..."), could you post again and try to make it more sensible? Cause I still don't see what an SNL skit is proof of. But hey, what do I know? I only demand some level of logical coherence, which is apparently asking too much of the Dems' and their rants.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Michelle warns you gals not to vote for Sarah Palin just because she's pretty.

This indicates that she believes that you liberal chicks are stupid enough to vote for someone because she's pretty.

Does that grievous insult to your collective intelligence not bother you?

Is she jealous because she looks like a naired gigantopithecus?

No wonder you don't see much of Michelle.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain was for deregulation before he was for regulation. LMAO!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

What has whether John McCain can use a computer or not got to do with the price of eggs. It certainly has nothing to do with the problems our country and the next president will face. If that is all Obama can find to sling at John McCain, it is stupid.
So we talk about comparisons-----------
Obama is some where between Hitler and Castro. Hitler was a smooth talker and charmer that charmed his way into power. Castro put everything in Cuba under government control. Hitler did every thing he could to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth. Obama would like to do the same thing to what he calls "old people" in this country. To listen to him and his supporter talk one would think it was a deadly sin to get to what they consider "old." We have never had a president or presidential contender that put such a high importance on class as Obama classifies us. Let us go back to the ones he does not like, old, low class, racist, un-educated, mean, cold white people, bible thumping, gun toters, etc. The list goes on. He calls himself the uniter when in fact he has done more to divide this country than anyone else has ever dared.
His wife says they will re-distribute the wealth in this country. I wonder if the wealth to be re-distributed includes that of persons like their rich,rich friends or just the racist white. They could put a lot of poor black families in that mansion Obama lives in.
Read in the history books how the young (and foolish) people swooned and bowed to the leadership of Stalin and then Hitler. Look how they lived to regret it. What has happened twice in this world, can it happen again.

Posted by: rdancer42 | September 18, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

The economy is fundamentally strong.

Why would he say that?

The economy is fundamentally strong. WTF? Why? Maybe he missed his nappy or took the wrong vitamins.

Who's economy is strong? Your wife's? Speak to me old man, you are not making any sense.

Posted by: Scott | September 18, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Adolf Hitler was a community organizer, Ronald Reagan was a governor.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Hey Feast of Defamation, maybe McCain studied history and recalls Russia owned Alaska, there are constant combat air patrols out of Elmendorf Air Force Base, and Russia had just invaded Georgia (Dems, this is also a country).

But, a beanpole Harvard Law Review editor should be able to frighten ex KGB Agent Putin, no doubt.

If Putin laughs, maybe Palin can pick Obama up off the mat.

Obama's such a wuss. It's pathethic.

Posted by: Izviniti Ruski? | September 18, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

"

I feel a little sorry for Tucker Bounds. :(

Posted by: Hilary Smith | September 18, 2008 8:02 PM "

Frankly, I do not. You need to watch him, beady eyed, making stuff up and lying. He deserves to be in a tough position try to defend the indefensible. He is a light weight Karl Rove. In my view, he is not an honest nor an honorable person.

I might feel a little sorry for him if his shameless lying and changing the subject (the one area of change where McCain and co excel - changing the subject).

Posted by: Paul Stewart | September 18, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

I think Mccain may just have already acquired Alzheimer's disease. Wait......what does he stand for again???

Posted by: evanlassman | September 18, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

BLUE STAR FAMILIES FOR OBAMA

http://www.bsf4o.com/index.php

The set of folks with a larger stake in this election - Blue Star Families.

As military family members who support Barack Obama, we knew there was something different this election cycle. More interest in the Dem candidate, fewer Republican bumper stickers than we're used to seeing. But nothing prepared us for this. Our new Blue Star Families for Obama website went live yesterday (www.bsf4o.com). We expected it to generate a little interest, but hey, we're volunteers, we've done no publicity about it, no press release, no ads, nothing. So we didn't expect over 3000 hits in the first few hours.

Blue Star Families for Obama was started by five Army and Marine Corps wives back in July. We have a budget of zero. You might otherwise know us as the casserole brigade. But in just two short months we have generated chapters in 23 states, helped host a care package service event at the convention in Denver attended by Michelle Obama, attended dozens of rallies and roundtables and hosted house parties across the country. And keep in mind - we admire John McCain's service to his country. What we do not admire is his vision for tomorrow and his long refusal to provide real support to the military community.

Military families are flocking to Senator Obama because we recognize real respect when we see it. The Senator's admiration and support of military families and veterans is clear in his record, his stump speeches and his constant reminders to the country that we should all be a part of the war on terror - and not just by going shopping.

If you need proof, look no further than the new GI Bill. Supported by every major veterans' group in this country. Passed by a veto-proof bipartisan majority (hello, Governor Palin?). A real chance for veterans who sweated it out for years defending this country without question to contribute to it once again, through a solid education and upward mobility. Senator McCain inexplicably and inexcusably opposed the bill for budgetary reasons. Military families have seen eight years of attempted cuts to our benefits by the current administration. Do they really think we are getting too much? We dare you to come and live our lives for a couple of years and make that argument.

On our website we'll be posting comparisons of Obama v McCain's voting record on defense and veterans issues. We'd compare McCain's plans for military families to Obama's, except that only Barack Obama has a plan that directly addresses our issues.

So we say to the many thousands who have checked out our site in the last day or so, and to the rest of you: Please come back. Keep reading. Decide for yourself. And join us in electing a president who will restore our respect and sense of community with our civilian brothers and sisters, not one who will continue to ask us to serve in silence.

Written by Laura Dempsey and Kathy Roth-Douquet

Posted by: SueMVetforOBAMA | September 18, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Obwahahama is about a hundred behind in the electoral college projections.

Mac's 16 points ahead in Georgeia.

They've tried to dig dirt on Mac for decades-no dice.

Obama will be a different story.

No wonder libs cry themselves to sleep every night, then post absurd inanities under paid-blogger screen names.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Anne E. Kornblut has got to be one of the worst, most dishonest reporters to write for this paper. Her articles are full of democrat bias and talking points.

Gaias Child, Kucinich is an idiot who constantly makes a fool out of himself in house hearings.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Anonymous quoted Tina Fey saying "I can see Russia from my house" and thought he was quoting Sarah Palin! What a doofus! Are there any Dems who can tell the real world from a TV show? No?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 8:43 PM

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Actually that was Cindy McCain defending Palin's utter lack of foreign policy experience.

McCAIN: You know, the experience that she comes from is what she’s done in government, and remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It’s not as if she doesn’t understand what’s at stake here.

Is this part of that TV show you were mentioning? If so let me know cause that is what i call a good situational comedy.

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how Chelsea Clinton's and Joe Biden's son's hedge funds are doing? I worry about Obama the Pauper getting by on $4.2 million this year.

Did Andrea Mitchell in the tank for Obama lose much with Alan Greenspan?


Obama's "down" with the people, all right.

The stimulus package he lied about creating must have been meth.

Posted by: Democrat Limousine Liberals | September 18, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

The economy is fundamentally strong.

Let me repeat myself, the economy is fundamentally strong.

Freaking idiot. Earth to McCain, Americans are suffering. Open you eyes old man and stop taking orders from the fringe element in your party.

Dumb ass McCain might need a medical check up. Call in the geriatric doctors please.

Posted by: Scott | September 18, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain has flip flopped on the issues so many times in the last few weeks, it leaves you with the impression he would say ANYTHING to get elected....

In contrast Obama has been remarkably thoughtful and consistent in his ideas and message ever since the first day he announced he was running for President.

Posted by: Billin Shasta | September 18, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama (my candidate) ought not to be careless with the name of Dennis Kucinich, who is so loved and respected in Oregon for his truthfulness and courage and sincerity in office .... that mostly people here think Obama needs to listen to Rep K and respect him. As for who's got the prettier wife, consensus is Kucinich does. And she's a thinking woman too, not a Stepford barbie.

Posted by: Gaias Child | September 18, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

kornblut (rhymes with butt or hoot?)

You flit between Dumbo and Dopey.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

this-is-reality

You wanted the action-packed life of a liberal; you got it.

Posted by: viejo1 | September 18, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

What fitting book ends to Mccain's career.
S & L theft enabler as the Keating 5 and Wall Street / Bushenomics theft enabler 2008.
The only way Republicans know how to fix the economy is to starve working people. Bail out the working guys and gals, not the corporate Titans. The rich man will always make his money, help the worker to keep a steady job, pay his bills and save to send their kids to college and the economy will recover. The rich will do ok, no one needs to worry about them.

Posted by: Tom Niederberger | September 18, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Anonymous quoted Tina Fey saying "I can see Russia from my house" and thought he was quoting Sarah Palin! What a doofus! Are there any Dems who can tell the real world from a TV show? No?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama has no record to run on, the man’s an empty suit, a joke, a fairytale.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama "says" McCain is confused? McCain IS confused. Very confused. And it's no wonder. With his the hourly flip flopping, I think he's confusing himself.

Posted by: DFG | September 18, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Republicans, you and I both know that Americans always vote against the incumbent presidential party when the economy is bad. There is nothing you can do. You can't win, people are suffering. No matter what you say no matter how hard you fight you can not win. Sucks to be you.

I can see Russia!

Posted by: Scott | September 18, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I mean really WHAT DOES HE THINK, YOU'RE STUPID OR SOMETHING??? EVEN SNL KNOWS SARAH PALIN'S A JOKE!

Posted by: evanlassman | September 18, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton was right, Obama’s whole campaign is a fairytale.

Posted by: what the ?!?!? | September 18, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Confused McCain/Clueless Palin - the dream team.

Posted by: Thor | September 18, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama will not raise my taxes: I donot make over 250,000 a year, in fact if I lose any more income after this great republician fiasco,I won't be paying any taxes at..I'll be on welfare.
GO OBAMA

Posted by: PUREDEMO | September 18, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain served as a Chair of State Commerce Committee that oversaw the FCC and Securities
Exchange. All what he did was to provide room for his friends to enrich themselves. He preferred as less regulation as possible for the institutions. One of his ideas is to privatize social security. He has lots of wall street big boys running his campaign. He is very confused and therefore, half the time he does not know what he is talking about. It is the mess that he helped to create. Would you trust to go and clear it?

Posted by: bettys | September 18, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm really not swept away by either, lots of rhetoric, a few things that sound good but probably can't be done without a whole heck of a lot bigger swell of support than either have. In alphabetical order by last name:

http://www.johnmccain.com/

http://www.barackobama.com/

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

See how that works? McCain "attacks" and Obama "sharpens his rhetoric". Give me a break.

Posted by: rmorrow | September 18, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Obamania? Nice one. it sounds even worse than Nobama. Another lame attempt at a joke by the old and wise. Now get your facts straight here. Mccain supported and STILL supports the US occupying Iraq. Occupying Iraq takes supplies. Suppies take money. Money takes........well.....us. You see it's common sense. If we stay in Iraq for god knows how many years, who knows how high taxes will be.

Posted by: evanlassman | September 18, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

hi- I'm ThisIsReality. I cry myself to sleep at night, but I feel tough when I get on a site under a pseudonym and post obnoxious crap not supported by facts. Please don't hurt me.

Posted by: ThisIsRealityinonlymyhead | September 18, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

To feastorfamine, who tried to explain why Obama pays his female Senate staffers less his male Senate staffers, and why McCain pays his female Senate staffers more than his male Senate staffers, thereby proving (?) that McCain is the sexist and that Obama is the progressive (LOL),

Do you wanna try to explain that again? Cause it made you sound stupid the first time the first time you tried.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 8:13 PM

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OK I'll go realy really slow so you can keep up OK?

I made it as clear as i could for you before but i will see if you can grasp this basic premise ONE MORE TIME

McCain has female staffers in HIGHER positions in his staffing pool. Meaning that he has more upper managment positions filled by women. The gorilla math in the study posted by a RIGHT WING organization seems to suggest that this means McCain pays women more. lets do a little model shall we?
Follow if you can, i know it might be tough...

CEO's make more money than secretarys wether they are women OR men.

Mccain simply has more woman on his staff that are upper management thus they are paid more for thier jobs, much like a CEO would get paid more than his secretary.

Obama pays women the same or more as he does for men for the same job. It's called EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK. There is no disparity between the amount Obama pays one of his female staffers for job-B, than McCain pays his female staffers for job-B. I know this is tough stuff because it requires mathmatics and comparative models but really try hard for me ok?

Most importantly is this
McCain has voted his entire career AGAINST equal pay for women.
Want a source?
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/07/mccain_on_equal_pay.html

any other issues you want to chat about? Supply side economics perhaps? Deregulation?

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Poor info, he/she writes:

"What a hypocrite Obama is -- he's running a far more negative campaign than McCain.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Posted by: info | September 18, 2008 8:22 PM"

Actually, Senator Obama is just telling the truth about old man McCain and his VP trainee. Truth and facts hurt.

Posted by: No McCain or Moose Killer | September 18, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Well said concerned citizen

Posted by: Scott | September 18, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

truthseeker: You may want to re-dedicate yourself to the art of punctuation...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

So much for "compassionate conservatism", "no child left behind", "faith-based initiatives", "family values", "preventive war", "water boarding", "domestic wire-tapping", "troop surge", "PNAC", and on and on and on. What an abysmal failure these people have been! Addington, Rove, Card, Hughes, Pearle, Wolfowitz, Libby,Cheney, Bush, Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld, Feith, and all the rest of this GANG have taken the largest surplus the USA ever had and turned it into the worst deficit in the nation's history! They've enmeshed us in 2 wars and have tried like hell to get us into a war with Iran. McCain supported all this mayhem! Who on earth does he think he's hoodwinking??!!

Posted by: Concerned Citizen | September 18, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

So republicans, tell me, where is all this money we just spent on these big companies going to come from?

It's apparently not in the budget. No new taxes to pay for it ... where is it coming from?

More republican borrowing and deception, that's the answer. Do you think we're not going to have to pay for the republican free ride tomorrow?

No wonder they do so well with you, you're actually too stupid to do the numbers.

Posted by: troid | September 18, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

McCain has a record. He has as his ideology idols Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. The main tenet of their philosophy is to get government out of the market.

They undid the regulations set in place after the lessons of the first Wall Street Crash leading to the Great Depression.

Now we see a similar calamity. Coincidence? I do not think so.

McCain and his Republican mates philosophy led to this economic crisis.

Senator Obama is right. You cannot run away from your record with a week long rant.

Posted by: Scott of Sydney, Australia | September 18, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God, i can see Russia.

I declare that women is an Idiot!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

What a hypocrite Obama is -- he's running a far more negative campaign than McCain.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Posted by: info | September 18, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

YOU KNOW...THIS WHOLE ELECTION IS GETTING PRETTY DISGUSTING! WHO REALLY CARES WHAT GLASSES SARAH PALIN IS WEARING(OR WHAT COMES OUT OF HER MOUTH EITHER)?McCAIN CAN'T CONTROL HIMSELF..OR HIS LIES, AND HE RANTS ON AND ON LIKE SOME OLD FOOL. IF THIS DUO WINS, I WILL NEVER AGAIN OPEN UP A NEWSPAPER OR WATCH THE NEWS ON T.V! I REALLY DO FIND IT THAT NAUSEATING!
OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 FOR PEOPLE WITH A BRAIN

Posted by: PUREDEMO | September 18, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Why are you guys so confused about why McCain would block a measure to protect children from sex offenders by educating them about bad touches?

I mean, just how did you expect us to win the Catholic vote?

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

OR- you could just check any of a number of non-partisan fact check sites to discover that Obama's plan is SUPERIOR to gramps' old hack rhetoric. Your taxes will go up if you want a road to drive on, or a school for your kid. Unless you live in Alaska, then we'll ALL just send money bt the buckets to the welfare state. Eat your moose and STFU wingnut tards.

Posted by: not a kool aid drinking wingnut | September 18, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

The republicans always used to sound so confidently vicious, as if they owed nobody any politeness.

Now they just sound petty. It's just pathetic, it makes you want to say: get a life you republicans, and, uh, keep your filthy hands off of my money.

Posted by: rant | September 18, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

I have no appreciation for the McCain spin on the economy, but I don't have any for Obama's either. The conversation has reduced to a blamestorm, which both merit losing. It's a Republican administration and McCain has been part of the game for a while. It's a Democrat congress and Obama's completely Democrat machine Chicago background can't claim any more economic competence than McCain.

I'm not claiming to be particularly economically savvy, quite the opposite. The one thing I see in my pedestrian world-view is that there are multiple, massive, parts of the private sector which look like they are completely locked up by a few huge institutions. That doesn't strike me as healthy. That does strike me as a natural result of having a horrendously complex legal code. It is so convoluted no small business, no new start, can afford the battalions of lawyers it takes to operate. That is not to mention the massive political clout it takes to prevent being legislated out of business by statesmen purchased by the competition.

The more complex the code, the more Sarbanes-Oxley type burdens, the more governmentally entwined it gets, the more we trot down the path to zaibatsus. Though McCain and Obama are both all about shoving the consistently incompetent Federal nose into the markets, I can't help but believe letting investors eat the risk would tend to lead investors to be more aware, more involved, and less risky in the future.

If you own part of a business shouldn't you actually bother to track how it's being run? Aren't there information services that would cheerfully cater to a more involved breed of investor? Doesn't government involvement and regulation just give people a license to be uninformed and overconfident?

Posted by: lshokanson | September 18, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

You impulsive voters who are under the spell of obamania. Check which candidate is going to raise your taxes by double, higher fiscal expenditure Look before you
LEAP INto nevertheland!

Posted by: roseann | September 18, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

To feastorfamine, who tried to explain why Obama pays his female Senate staffers less his male Senate staffers, and why McCain pays his female Senate staffers more than his male Senate staffers, thereby proving (?) that McCain is the sexist and that Obama is the progressive (LOL),

Do you wanna try to explain that again? Cause it made you sound stupid the first time the first time you tried.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

> even though he knew that McCain's fingers were smashed when he was a POW

There are plenty of pictures of him typing that prove that to be a lie:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/12/yes-mccain-can-use-electr_n_126130.html

If McCain had any respect for the troops, he wouldn't be acting as Liar in Chief. How horrible is that? To lie about America's POWs for cheap political gain? Disgusting!

America's troops deserve a better leader than McCain! It's no wonder our fine enlisted men support Obama six times as much.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/08/troops-deployed-abroad-give-61.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

This just in:

McCain endorses Windows Vista. On learning that many of the speculative-short-selling trades of Lehman and AIG stock was done on Windows XP computers, McCain quipped, "This is an outrage. We must not allow ourselves to be vulnerable to XP ever again! The first thing I'll do as president is increase regulation forcing the end of XP."

Posted by: SonOfHistoryProf | September 18, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm smiling a whole lot more lately as I watch McCain make mistake after mistake, backpedal, re-explain what he originally meant, change his mind, and weaken what he stands for.

I wish they'd bring out a blank world map during the debates and have each candidate take turns naming which country they were pointing to. Start with something real tough for Johnny, like Mexico. It could prove quite revealing.

Posted by: MK | September 18, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

What idiots ........voting for Barack Obama.
He is not qualified to tie your shoes, and even if you don't know it, he knows it. If there were a fly on the wall, he would be telling America about the laugh Obama has on Americans behind closed doors.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

In the 1964 Presidential campaign Senator Goldwater! told americans the truth about Vietnam?, that it should have been our Commander in Chiefs duty to either?,defeat the communists there! or?? leave that troubled land. However,truthfully sadly,ignorantly america's voters choose the bright shining lie! of LBJ. Once more, this time in 1994 Ohio Congressman, Dennis Kucinich spoke sincerely against the evils of NAFTA,which ended all hopes of US textile workers keeping! their livelyhoods,they fell prey to the lies of Clinton,Newt,and Lott. Presently,these former textile, & steel workers whom must labor! at two,perhaps 3???, different jobs! just to live from one paycheck to another are being scolded by some Ivy League Idiot!, that they must bale out! Wall Street?, the exact upper-case social parasites, whom for the last quarter century have sought to enslave 'middle' income americans. If??, Sen. John McCain is either Goldwater!,or Kucinich! should the senior Arizona Senator be elected???, at the very least! our nation's next president shall be a truthful Chief Executive.

Posted by: truthseeker | September 18, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Give 'em hell, Obama!! Tell the truth on McCain!!! Shame on him trying to run away from his lloooonnngggg record in the Senate; McCain has been in the tank for the monied class and interests (remember, he left his injured wife for the rich one) and now he calls himself a reformer. When pigs fly and put on lipstick, I'll believe McCain.

Posted by: Black and Bitter Like Coffee | September 18, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

I heard in the news today that American is turning into a BANANA REPUBLIC.

A Banana Republic is is a pejorative term for a small country that is politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture (e.g., bananas), and ruled by a small, self-elected, wealthy and corrupt clique.

[1] It is most commonly used for countries in Central America such as El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala.

We can't let this happen people with a McCain/Palin Administration.

Obama/Biden 2008

Posted by: U.S. - Banana Republic | September 18, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous, an Obama partisan, says "Don't worry, I'm sure you are the smartest clerk at the Quickie Mart."

Anonymous follows in the footsteps of Joe Biden, another Democrat ignoramus, who said that you can't go in to a Quickie Mart unless you speak Hindi.

No wonder he's Anonymous.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

This just in:

McCain did not mean to Fire the SEC cheif and insult the leader of Spain. He instead meant to insult the SEC cheif and fire the leader of Spain.

McCain also favors Windows3.1 over Vista because concerns over the immigration status of a Spanish sounding operating system, and the possibility of a Foreign operating system having so much control over the country's vital infrastructure.

Posted by: SonOfHistoryProf | September 18, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Okay, to you leftist nitwits who started posting with my user name on this board because you have no rational responses to my statements.

To the latest poseur, who claimed that Senate staff jobs are part of civil service, and that justifies why Obama pays his female staffers earn much less than the male staffers: Oh man, you are richly stupid! You don't have a CLUE what you're talking about!


Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:58 PM

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to Anonymous, who questions whether Obama really pays his female Senate staffers much less than he pays his male Senate staffers:

It's already been reported in the major media, genius.

Along with the fact that McCain pays his female Senate staffers more than his male Senate staffers.

And all of this is public information. You could look it up yourself if you knew how to use a computer. But aside from ranting with flying spittle about Republicans, you don't really know much, do you, genius?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:37 PM

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LOL.
YOUR ORIGINAL SOURCE
Is Cybercast News Service a RIGHT WING news orginization (their editor in chief also rights for the right wing Washington times)

OOPS!
Also you forgot to mention that Obama pays equal or MORE for women doing the same job as men. See its called EQUAL pay for EQUAL work. McCain has more female staffers in higher paid positions so by the CNS and your gorilla math mcCain pays women more.
Hmmm thats interesting. By that definition ANYONE is a sexist pig. NICE

you wanna talk policies? You wanna see who knows something?

I'm your huckleberry.

AGAIN
AGAIN
I'm your huckleberry

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I feel a little sorry for Tucker Bounds. :(

Posted by: Hilary Smith | September 18, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

I wish Obama was in office already so he could fix our banking crisis for us. He passed up a big job on Wall St., ya know..

He thought about joining the military too.

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Okay, to you leftist nitwits who started posting with my user name on this board because you have no rational responses to my statements.

To the latest poseur, who claimed that Senate staff jobs are part of civil service, and that justifies why Obama pays his female staffers earn much less than the male staffers: Oh man, you are richly stupid! You don't have a CLUE what you're talking about!


Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Hagel: Palin experience a ‘stretch’
Posted: 02:50 PM ET

From CNN Assignment Editor Lauren Kornreich

Sen. Chuch Hagel said Palin 'doesnt have any foreign policy credentials.'.'

(CNN) – Sen. Chuck Hagel has become one of the most prominent Republicans to openly question VP nominee Sarah Palin’s qualifications on Thursday.

"She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said in an interview with the Omaha World Herald. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don't know what you can say. You can't say anything."

On her first overseas trip last year, Palin traveled to Kuwait and Germany to visit Alaskan National Guard troops.

In defending her own foreign policy experience, Palin has said that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her international expertise. Hagel, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called that notion “insulting to the American people.”


"I do think in a world that is so complicated, so interconnected and so combustible, you really got to have some people in charge that have some sense of the bigger scope of the world," he added. "I think that's just a requirement."

Hagel, who broke with fellow Republicans over the Iraq war, has said he will not endorse either major party candidate. The Nebraska senator has said he would have considered being Obama’s running mate and was rumored to be on his VP short list.

Although Hagel is a longtime friend of GOP presidential nominee John McCain, he traveled to the Middle East with Obama in July. Hagel also came to Obama’s defense in May after the Democratic nominee and McCain had a dispute over the best way to deal with Iran.

Hagel, whose Senate term is drawing to a close, is not running for re-election to the Senate.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/18/hagel-palin-experience-a-%E2%80%98stretch%E2%80%99/

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

It saddens me to point this out. But John McCain's statements in the past few days (on everything from ranging Spain to firing the head of SEC to his positions on AIG and the fundamentally strong state of the economy) is reminiscent of someone who in early stages of Alzheimer's or dementia. I mentioned this to a physician friend of mind and he said he too had noticed changes in John McCain's gait, posture and stare that to him indicated cerebellar degeneration.

Perhaps this is why McCain's campaign appearances have suddenly become more "structured". This may also be behind Palin's "Freudian" slip today where she called their campaign a "Palin/McCain" ticket. I wonder if the Republican party knows something that we don't know and is thinking of doing away with McCain either pre- or post election. Why else would Karl Rove be criticizing him?

Posted by: Dr. Faust | September 18, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

ThisIsReality (which it is not) - Typical Republicretin. Can't argue with the facts, so let's be pissy about spelling. Don't worry, I'm sure you are the smartest clerk at the Quickie Mart.

PLEASE put down your crayons and go take your meds. You're starting to believe your own spewings. It's really sad to see people like you trying to justify the people trying to screw you.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Go Obama Go!!! All week he has been laying into McCain - Bush - Cheney and Washington. It's about time someone stodd up for the people and that's what Obama is doing. The trush is painful and it hurts! By the way - has anyone noticed that McCain has not said anything to retort what Obama is saying back to Obama?!! McCain is a weak leader who let's his own party brow beat him and moreover, is now letting Palin claim it is a Palin-McCain administration and he's getting brow beat by a woman right now!!!

How pathetic!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/18/the-palin-mccain-administ_n_127567.html

Posted by: Kimberly | September 18, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Absolute accord with Obama's steadiness compared with McCain's extremely worrisome volatility.

"Well, I have a message for Senator McCain: You can't just run away from your long-held views or your life-long record. You can't erase twenty-six years of support for the very policies and people who helped bring on this disaster with one week of rants."

I cannot believe, and I must pray, that this republic will not fall for such extremes of self-contradiction and frighteningly deep indiscipline as is embodied in the McCain candidacy for the most important office that we can confer. Surely, the joyride must not engulf us in more and more and more recklessness in that, of all our offices.

Posted by: Carter Nicholas, Charlottesville | September 18, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

GO OBAMA! America needs the SMART guy this time around. We cannot afford anymore incompetence in the White House. America needs change. Kick these Republicans out of the White House. Republican Leadership= Private EXCESSIVE profits and SOCIALIZED LOSSES! Turns out the Republicans like Big Government! McSame and Abuse of Power Palin ONLY offer more of the same BEAT DOWN to the American Dream. ENOUGH!

Posted by: Women for Obama | September 18, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

GO OBAMA! America needs the SMART guy this time around. We cannot afford anymore incompetence in the White House. America needs change. Kick these Republicans out of the White House. Republican Leadership= Private EXCESSIVE profits and SOCIALIZED LOSSES! Turns out the Republicans like Big Government! McSame and Abuse of Power Palin ONLY offer more of the same BEAT DOWN to the American Dream. ENOUGH!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I wonder when McCain and Palin are going to start telling the truth?

I can tell by the RepubliCON postings on WaPo that the McCain camp is panicking. They're bringing up the same garbage that RepubliCONs used back in 2004, 2000, 1996, and 1992.

A retiree and a piece of "eye candy". That's the best the RepubliCON party can come up with?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

to Anonymous, who questions whether Obama really pays his female Senate staffers much less than he pays his male Senate staffers:

It's already been reported in the major media, genius.

Along with the fact that McCain pays his female Senate staffers more than his male Senate staffers.

And all of this is public information. You could look it up yourself if you knew how to use a computer. But aside from ranting with flying spittle about Republicans, you don't really know much, do you, genius?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:37 PM

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LOL.
YOUR ORIGINAL SOURCE
Is Cybercast News Service a RIGHT WING news orginization (their editor in chief also rights for the right wing Washington times)

OOPS!
Also you forgot to mention that Obama pays equal or MORE for women doing the same job as men. See its called EQUAL pay for EQUAL work. McCain has more female staffers in higher paid positions so by the CNS and your gorilla math mcCain pays women more.
Hmmm thats interesting. By that definition ANYONE is a sexist pig. NICE

you wanna talk policies? You wanna see who knows something?

I'm your huckleberry.

Posted by: feastorafamine | September 18, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

A previous writter suggests that Barack needs to be hit for his use of James Johnson, the former Fannie Mae CEO, as Barack hits McCain for using seven major DC lobbyists (currently on leave from their lobbying duties) in his campaign.

There seems to be a problem with the writer's argument. James Johnson, as a former Fannie Mae CEO, is obviously not the CEO now. Secondly, he was a CEO! Lobbyists are horses of totally different colors and expertise. CEO's run companies. Lobbyists influence and/or run Congressmen. Also, there is nothing wrong for a CEO ,who may even be Republican, to lend his/her expertise to solving a problem or aiding with finding a person for a position.

Posted by: Earl C | September 18, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I wish Obama was in office already so he could fix our banking crisis for us. He passed up a big job on Wall St., ya know..

Posted by: Dave | September 18, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

i was telling a McCain earlier about the salaries, the staffer jobs are civil service jobs and pay rates are set by congress. the women in M.C. Cain's office get more becase they have to put up with hearing how he was a POW all the time and see that grin

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

No Experience Necessary - You have so much to learn...

Posted by: HESS | September 18, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

when you've run out of excuses to support McCain and his failed economic vision, you talk about the photogenic qualities of Cindy McCain.

Desperate are we?

Posted by: Chuck Stevens | September 18, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

The self-proclaimed (but mendacious) "ex-conservative" said this about McCain:

" If I shook his hand, I'd count my fingers and if he visited my house I'd give the dog a pregnancy test.

If he's a Maverick, the Marverick is a gelding."

A "Marverick" (your spelling, genius) who gets a dog pregnant? Wow, you leftists are confused about much more than politics.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse


Wonder if McCain's spokesman could give examles of how Obama 'strengthened his ties with Fanny M and Freddie M when he came to Washington'? Course not

That imploding campaign just shovels it out, no rhyme or reason and certainly no accuracy or intelligence.

Either they're desparate, (and I don't think they know they are yet)...or they're
completely bonkers. Perhaps the leaders don't care now that Lieberman won't be the veep (the leaders of the McC campaign are all Jewish neocons and they WANTED Lieberman, to become the first Jewish president as McCain faded...Palin isn't working out, won't listen to them, knows it all, thinks she's real)

I think that campaign is about to shrivel.
In a cloud of phony fog.

Posted by: Foggy | September 18, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

DCFred,

A campaign's ties to lobbyists is certainly fair game, but your assertion that Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac are responsible for the current crisis indicates that you don't understand much about the current crisis.

FNMA and FRMC were guarantors of loans up to $417k. Indeed they melted down as borrowers began defaulting on their loans in large numbers as the interest rates on said loans started resetting.

However, the loans were NOT made by these organizations (predatory practices were perpetrated by others), nor were the securitized mortgages rated or traded by these organizations.

There is plenty of criticism to be levied against Fannie and Freddie, but they are most certainly not the primary cause of the financial meltdown we see today.

Posted by: Mike | September 18, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama has NO experience. Absolutly NONE! And him, out on the campaign trail telling McCain, Americans or Joe Blow Anybody what they need to do about anything is a joke.


Posted by: NO Experience Necessary | September 18, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand how anyone could vote for the old fool and the yahoo.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

ThisIsReality wrote - You think that Obama will make sure there's pay equality between men and women? Then why does Obama pay the women in his Senate office much less than he pays the men?
___________________________________________

Prove it! What's your source.
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His source is the McSame campaign. He visited the Bull S**t Express and they told him and the rest of the Republicretins what to say. Yes, they pay the Male office manager more than the female receptionist. As usual, McSame doesn't have an honest bone in his body and is twisting the facts until they lie.

ThisIsReality - I hope the Republicretins are paying you for saying this, otherwise you are looking stupid for free.

Posted by: ex-conservative | September 18, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama is just getting warmed up in the rhetorical battles. (There used to be a saying that the team on played as well as the opposition. It is really difficult to show your superior skills against a lackluster team.) As long as Obama peaks just before election day is all I ask. At this point, McCain's aimless shooting at anything that moves is helping Democrats. By the time of the great debates, I predict that Obama will have McCain on the ropes in two rounds. McCain has flip-flopped and lied so much that Obama may not even have to land a glove on him to knock him out. All I am saying is how can those who are charged with asking the questions hit McCain's strength? McCain has been his own worst enemy.

Posted by: Earl C | September 18, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm still waiting for the Washington Post and the rest of the MSM to express outrage over Obama criticizing McCain for not being able to use a computer--even though he knew that McCain's fingers were smashed when he was a POW. Frankly, that ad turned my stomach. What kind of person mocks a veterans for his war related injuries?
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McSame can't use a computer because he's a technophobic old fool that can't keep up with the times. My eighty year old father can use a computer and he's in way worse shape physically than McSame.

I'm sick of hearing about that horses a$$ and his POW experiences. I used to respect his service to the country but now he is whoring that along with everything else he used to stand for. He'd sell his mother for a nickel, his wife for a dime and throw in his daughter if it would seal the deal. If I shook his hand, I'd count my fingers and if he visited my house I'd give the dog a pregnancy test.

If he's a Maverick, the Marverick is a gelding.

Posted by: ex-conservative | September 18, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

to Anonymous, who questions whether Obama really pays his female Senate staffers much less than he pays his male Senate staffers:

It's already been reported in the major media, genius.

Along with the fact that McCain pays his female Senate staffers more than his male Senate staffers.

And all of this is public information. You could look it up yourself if you knew how to use a computer. But aside from ranting with flying spittle about Republicans, you don't really know much, do you, genius?

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

Hillary supporter here..........You don't make sense at all. And I believe most of think concervatives are cruel.

Posted by: registered independent | September 18, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I think the McCain campaign is collapsing.

The man is confused and befuddled. He doesn't know what to say about the economy. His own corporate spokesman, Fiorina, has been deep-sixed for telling the truth. He didn't know where Spain was or who the prime minister is. McCain shows every sign of senility.

Palin's favorable rating has declined by 18% in the last six days, coinciding with the National Enquirer's expose of her affair with her husband's business partner, and the drug problems and criminality of her two oldest children.

The Alaska "Troopergate" affair is in full swing, and even if McCain's campaign manages to quash the investigation, the questions are not going to go away.

By this time next month, McCain-Palin will be 15 points behind, and on their way to a landslide trouncing in November.

Posted by: Magic Dog | September 18, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

keep it up Obama......The twisted, corrupt policies of this administration will be continued under a mccain administration....people need to be reminded of that

Posted by: Oregon4Obama | September 18, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

"I'm still waiting for the Washington Post and the rest of the MSM to express outrage over Obama criticizing McCain for not being able to use a computer--even though he knew that McCain's fingers were smashed when he was a POW."

I have read of people who quadriplegics and people without arms write and draw and use the mouse (with their feet, with sticks etc.)

McCain can't use the computer because he does not have the inclination, interest or attitude to do it.

He doesn't deserve any sympathy.He is simply the proverbial old dog who is unwilling and disinterested to learn new tricks.

He needs to be in a retirement community...not run a campaign.

I wouldn't want to be operated on by a 72-year old surgeon because I would be worried about his lack of manual dexterity.

I wouldn't want this country to be run by a 72-year old president because I know he lacks not just manual dexterity but intellectual dexterity and intellectual curiosity.

Posted by: sm | September 18, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

ThisIsReality wrote - You think that Obama will make sure there's pay equality between men and women? Then why does Obama pay the women in his Senate office much less than he pays the men?

___________________________________________

Prove it! What's your source.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

When Senator Obama goes on with his litany of lobbyists in the McCain campaign, he fails to mention that he is closely associated with one of the worst: James Johnson, the former Fannie Mae CEO, the guy he selected to oversee his vice presidential vetting process. What hypocrisy! Fannie Mae is the entity blamed for the current world financial crisis. And to make things worse, he got hundreds of thousands in contributions from the failed institution.

The audacity of cynicism!

http://www.mccain08-hillary2012.blogspot.com/

Posted by: DCfred | September 18, 2008 7:18 PM

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This is a lie. Factcheck.org:
First, Obama "made a phone call to Johnson" to get information about Fannie Mae. It doesn't say whether or not he used the information at all.

Second, while Fannie Mae definitely has its problems, there is absolutely no evidence that "Fannie Mae is the entity blamed for the current world financial crisis." It is no more responsible for what's going on than any other financial institution.

Deregulation--especially that driven by Phil Gramm, McCain's former economic "guru"--in '99 and '00 has caused much of the problem because it removed Depression-era firewalls between banks, other types of investment houses and insurance companies. Once the regulations were removed by the Republicans, that left traders and investment houses to make all kinds of shady and risky deals--especially because traders get paid by commission.

Your post is simply untrue.

Posted by: tellthetruth | September 18, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Hillary for cabinet!!

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Posted by: Hillary Supporter | September 18, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

ThisIsReality:

"Then why does Obama pay the women in his Senate office much less than he pays the men?"

This is great stuff! Supply us with the link so we can send it to the MSM. That is, if you... uh... do you have proof?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Hillary doesn't belong in the president's office (Obama won that), and she shouldn't be the VP either.

She should be on the SUPREME COURT, along with Bill Clinton.

Clinton and Clinton: SUPREME COURT 09.

Posted by: Another chap | September 18, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are spending ten billion a month to steal oil and just bailed out the losses of investment firms, banks and insurers and you have the audacity to ask if Democrats will increase government, like the Homeland Security Agency created by Republicans, the largest agency in history to go with the largest debt from the most bad checks Republicans WILL NOT PAY BECAUSE THEY WANT tax breaks because Jesus chose them. Insanity. Republicans told you they kill your kids, your soldiers for oil and you say ok.
That's just stupid. As a veteran, let me explain to you that is just inbred stupid. Vote McCain. You deserve it because you're too stupid to have anything worthwhile.

Posted by: bob II | September 18, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

"I'm still waiting for the Washington Post and the rest of the MSM to express outrage over Obama criticizing McCain for not being able to use a computer--even though he knew that McCain's fingers were smashed when he was a POW."

That's yet another dishonorable lie from McCain and his supporters. I live in Arizona and have met the Senator on many occasions, having plenty of opportunities to shake his hand. Given his grip, his hands are fine, as are his fingers.

What a dishonorable post.

Posted by: Phxflyer | September 18, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

JakeD still wallowing in the puddle of his own divine.

At least Cindy McCain looks better than Mrs. Kucinich!
Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 6:32 PM

Posted by: observer | September 18, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

To Black and Bitter Like Coffee:

You think that Obama will make sure there's pay equality between men and women? Then why does Obama pay the women in his Senate office much less than he pays the men?

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to see Obama with more life in him these days!

I would love for the Dems to start doing what Sarah Palin just did...refer to a possible Palin-McCain administration. That would drive the maverick bonkers.

If you didn't hear Palin say it, the video is up on my blog. It happened during the stop in Cedar Rapids.

Here it is:
http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/palin-touts-palin-mccain-administration.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 18, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

hey doo-dah who said Mr. Magoo can't write on a computer because the gooks broke his fingers. I participated in this Vietname War and if you had been paying attention you would know the Democrats stole the W keys off all the computers before Clinton left town. So0000000000000000, if you believe Junior Oil Boy's first lie, warming up, then you cain't fetch up no oil war on no computer without no W for War. Fethchin oil for Jesus, Ray Ray Hunt and the American Way! Doo-Dah!!

Posted by: ROBERTO DOS | September 18, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

A significant concern of the voters is that When Obama say he wants to make Govt bigger, does that mean double bureaucracy? or would that be BARACKRACY? We all know that would lead to an increase in spending and also waste. Is that the change he is talking about?

Posted by: roseann | September 18, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

02smith1:

"I'm still waiting for the Washington Post and the rest of the MSM to express outrage over Obama criticizing McCain for not being able to use a computer--even though he knew that McCain's fingers were smashed when he was a POW."

Dude, if he can hold a microphone, hold paper, shake hands, and take swings at reporters... he can definitely do the "Chicken finger" on the keyboard. My 3 year old can even do that. McCain explicitly said he "doesn't know how" to use a computer. The POW injury story was to stop the bleeding from the comments on that. POW is the answer for every so called "gaffe" he makes. Save it.

Posted by: Jomamma | September 18, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

looking at the comments here, there is a lot of hatred and bigotry in America. There is also a large streak of moronism. You want to believe that a country of ignorant bigots would support a ticket with two minorities better than it will a ticket with one minority candidate. I think Jim Jones made that Kool-aid you're drinking. have some more on me.

Posted by: THE curious black | September 18, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

When Senator Obama goes on with his litany of lobbyists in the McCain campaign, he fails to mention that he is closely associated with one of the worst: James Johnson, the former Fannie Mae CEO, the guy he selected to oversee his vice presidential vetting process. What hypocrisy! Fannie Mae is the entity blamed for the current world financial crisis. And to make things worse, he got hundreds of thousands in contributions from the failed institution.

The audacity of cynicism!

http://www.mccain08-hillary2012.blogspot.com/

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

Anonymous:
"What drivel, the old man and his daughter. I bet he carries her picture in his wallet".

Hillarious, quote of the day...

Posted by: Jomamma | September 18, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Jake D - -

He probably will . . . Unfortunately for the Republican's almost all of them will come from Texas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and a number of other Republican Leaning states.

Now if you think that Democrats are going to put McCain into the White House I have a bride to nowhere to sell you . . . and it comes due November 5th.

Posted by: Trey | September 18, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Obama the boxer is pummeling McCain senseless. His legs wobbly, McCain staggers and falls into the arms of his soulmate Sarah. Obama unleashes one last punch that knocks them both down.

Posted by: DemoDevil | September 18, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm still waiting for the Washington Post and the rest of the MSM to express outrage over Obama criticizing McCain for not being able to use a computer--even though he knew that McCain's fingers were smashed when he was a POW. Frankly, that ad turned my stomach. What kind of person mocks a veterans for his war related injuries?

What is worse, is it isn't the first time. Obama only gets mild criticism for any inaccuracies while the MSM pillorized McCain for the lipstick on a pig criticism and the sex education ad (for Obama's REAL position on sex education for small children, go to: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/07/sex-ed-for-kind.html and read the 7th paragraph down. Obama said it may be appropriate for schools--rather than parents--to teach 5- and 6-year olds about where babies come from. Whether you agree or not, his position goes farther than teaching about inappropriate touching).

Other examples of Obama's lies, half-truths, and out-of-context quotes include statements such as: 1. McCain wanted to keep troops in Iraq for 100 years, 2. Geraldine Ferraro's comments were equivalent to Rev. Wright's, and 3. McCain was planning to run a racist campaign. The last point is just as disgusting and inexcusable as being called a sexist or having your position on sex education distorted (and, of course, Obama's position on sex education was not distorted). Now, Obama is distorting McCain's position on immigration.

When is the Washington Post and MSM going to hold Obama to the same standard they set for McCain?

Posted by: 02smith1 | September 18, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

On the way home this evening, I saw a Clinton supporter in her car with an Obama sticker on it. I did not have the opportunity to thank her for supporting Obama and not join the ranks of the PUMAs.

Listen folks - the bottom line is that McCain voted again equality in pay for women (to correct the Ledbetter decision from SCOTUS). McCain picked Palin the Clueless to pander to women. Do you want McCain/Palin running the country for four years? Neither do I. Vote Obama/Biden; save the drama for your mamma!

Posted by: Black and Bitter Like Coffee | September 18, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

The best thing about this is that neither the dishonorable McCain campaign or it's supporters can come up with anything better than what equates to a "nonny, nonny, pooh, pooh" response

Posted by: Phxflyer | September 18, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Just like hiding a tax break in the Homeland Security Act before Republican oil thieves began their gangbang in Iraq, the corporate socialism of Ernest T. and the Bassettes includes: socializing the losses and privatizing the profits! BRILLIANT. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. AN OIL NAZI KIND OF DICTATORIAL THEOCRACY WITH A SWIZEL STICK OF CORPORATE SOCIALISM FOR THE RANK STENCH OF THE BOOK OF MORON!
Choose NUMERO UNO IN HIS CLASS AT HARVARD or seventh in his class at the war college, SEVENTH FROM THE BOTTOM FOR MR. MAGOO WHO'S 72 and doesn't know micro from macro from Mecca!! OBAMAANDBIDEN08

Posted by: bob II | September 18, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone hear the McCain-Palin stump speech today? Palin started talking and McCain interupted to mention that she had won a state basketball championship! Huh? How many years ago was that? And he felt the need to bring it up during a Presidential race? If that makes her qualified to be VP, didn't Obama win a championship too?

What drivel, the old man and his daughter. I bet he carries her picture in his wallet.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

"patriot":

In 2004, George W. Bush received over 6 million votes from DEMOCRATS!!! If you don't think that McCain is going to get more than that this time around, you are in for a lot of disappointment come November 5th.

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama has demonstrated over and over that he is one cool person even in times of crisis. His reasoned and hopeful responses today were clear proof of the differences between Obama and McCain. McCain has been turning in a circle and firing his gun at any target in sight. McCain looks like what Custer must have looked like during Custer's last stand. The amazing thing is that McCain is taking shots at himself as he changes his positions on a daily basis. How can you trust a guy like this? This maverick needs to have some self-control.

People over the years have said that they would skip an election and wait for another. See what happens when you do this? Just look at the last two elections for proof. Each election is important. Believe me when I say that there will never be a "perfect" candidate. However, I believe Obama has a very quick learning curve. Bush has still not learned after 8 years. McCain has shown that a remarkable lack of a learning curve for 26 years. I say this because the principles he has said that he has had for 26 years are crumbing this week.

Posted by: EarlC | September 18, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh the Hillary stuff is so pathetic. I am quite certain there are disgruntled Hillary voters who will vote for McCAin. But given the rather large increase in women's vote that Obama has picked up in the polls, it will be insignificant. Let the disgruntled ones have their 15 minutes, and then we'll get on with it.

The demographic that McCAin picked up with Palin is MEN, not women. However, I doubt most of these guys would have voted for a black man. And if Palin instead of McCAin was at teh head of the ticket, I'm not so sure they would vote for her either - they'd probably stay home.

Living in a blue state I'm not seeing Obama's TV spots, and only sound bites of his rhetoric. He's a fool if he isn't putting videotape of McCain saying he opposes regulation all over the TV. Anyone from a battleground state out there with info on this?

Posted by: patriot | September 18, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama was bought completely by Raines and Johnson at Fannie Mae. They retired with huge financial packages, greased by the Senator. Their bad management led to FNMA's failure but neither they nor Obama care. Yeah, Obama has an economic plan. It's called "Give me your money, dummies".

Posted by: ThisIsReality | September 18, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Hope you had a breakfast burrito or a dish of green chile stew while you were here, Ann!

Posted by: Santa Fe | September 18, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama's memorable lines of the last 2 days:

"Old boys' network? ... in John McCain's campaign that's called a staff meeting."

"Why stop there? In 47 days you can fire this Administration."

"John McCain can't decide if he's Barry Goldwater or Dennis Kucinich."

They were all pretty good zingers!

Imagine this, Obama's campaign hasn't yet used even one of the many videos of McCain fumbling impotently with economic concepts and they've already succeeded in defining him as weak on the economy.

This is good. Barack is giving me hope that he can give it to the GOP.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

jakeD you are an idiot.
elizabeth kucinich is an UBER hot red headed english woman with legs for days she studies KAMA SUTRA YOGA ..
YEAH BABY YOU READ THAT RIGHT.
dennis is the luckist 4'9" man on the planet hooking up with that leggy babe she is 5'11"
cindy is ok if you like plastic surgery she is dryed up and way to skinny.

Posted by: JudgeAlan | September 18, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

To everyone who's giving up on this election cause it's messed up...

...where have you been the past 30 years?

If you weren't born yet, I apologize, but recommend you go to the library. Yes, the library. Read up.

Posted by: Rockvillian | September 18, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Get it!

Posted by: Obama2008 | September 18, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey "It Makes Sense",
How can you be so obsessed with Hillary that you are willing to let our country fall to pieces. Think of what the McCain/Palin ticket could do to our Supreme Court. Have some common sense and do what Hillary is doing.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama is spot on these days with his pointed and hilariously accurate jabs at McCain.

Poor old John McCain, he is thoroughly confused by the economic issues confronting the nation today. He is reduced to blustering, lying, and hiding behind Palin's skirts.

In contrast, Obama offers sound and specific policies designed to address the real crisis facing middle class families. His two minute ad earlier this week was a brilliant example of calm, pragmatic leadership.

Posted by: dee | September 18, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

incredible

Posted by: boruch yona loriner | September 18, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Greatest protest crowd ever for anti Sara Protest in Alaska 1,200 anti Sarah 90 anti-anti-Sarah counter protesters.

great homemade signs they do have mavericks in Alaska

Posted by: Alaska for Obama | September 18, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

JohnC:

MILLIONS of Hillary supporters will be voting for McCain.

Eric:

TWO "L"s : )

http://clinton.senate.gov/

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

End

Thanks, it now makes sense. Great point!

Posted by: Gene | September 18, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I thought we WERE keeping alleged affairs and families out of it -- I didn't start this war -- but I will finish it:

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Obama asked voters Thursday to make their choice on the issues, not because, "I like that guy" or, "she's cute."

Might she be talking about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin?

"I'm talking about me," she said with a smile.

Barack Obama's wife, of course, is not on the ticket in the presidential election. Palin is.

Michelle Obama is part of a concerted effort involving her husband, his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to neutralize the appeal that Palin has brought to John McCain's ticket for some female voters. They are doing so unmistakably but gingerly, so as to not appear sexist or invite another lipstick-on-a-pig tempest.

But, perhaps, not gingerly enough."

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Attention Hillary voters:

If you really don't care about health insurance like Hillary does, McCain is your man. If you don't care about the right to choose, McCain is your man. If you want this election to be a grudge match instead of about issues that matter, McCain is your man.

But for those Hillary supporters who actually value what she believes in, Obama is the only way to go in '08.

Posted by: JohnC | September 18, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Gene

When you subtract use by the BLUE "sinner" states will soon be destroyed the percent is correct!

Posted by: the end is near. | September 18, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

It Makes Sense: Poor effort. Much too transparent. BTW: One "L" in Hilary.

Posted by: Eric1004 | September 18, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

It makes sense,

You should have used the moniker It doesn't make sense. Hillary was her own worst enemy. Remember the under fire during the Bosnia trip. Just remember this, You may vote for her in 2012, but because of the behavior of her supporters after she lost she wont get elected in 2012 and you can mark that down. So go ahead an vote McCain, i hope you enjoy your vote if he is elected and your paying 5.00 a gallon for gas....

Posted by: American First | September 18, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh, we get to hear some policy for a change. I just hope it doesn't require more debt. I am leveraged out. I know what happens when you put lipstick on a pig, but what about on a flying pig? http://www.bop-o-rama.com

Obama 1,505,725
McCain 714,227

Posted by: Pigs can Fly! | September 18, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were keeping the families out of it. JakeD apparently failed to get that memo.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Attention Hillary Voters:
Vote for Obama and you will have DESTROYED Hillary's chance at
becoming President!!

Obama has already destroyed Hillary's chances for this time around. He
couldn't even do her the honor of making her VP.

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

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

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

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

Think about it!! It makes sense!!

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

Go McCain / Palin 2008! and Hillary in 2012!!

Posted by: It Makes Sense | September 18, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

You know, you can put lipstick on John McCain but he'd still be a republican PIG.

Posted by: Kase | September 18, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

I have but one simple question for John McCain. If he can answer it reasonably, or one of his blog civilian surrogates, l pledge to vote for him. The question is this: If, as he claims, Sarah Palin probably knows more about energy than anyone else in the country then why did she claim that Alaska provides 20 percent of the country's supply of energy when in FACT it is considerably less?

Posted by: Gene Fox | September 18, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I thought you said "flirts" -- my bad.

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Cindy looks like $100,000,000 JaKe

and so do her friends

Posted by: blood for oil mcshame | September 18, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Elmore Fudd McSame is still trying to fire the pesky GOP SEC RABBIT

Posted by: dickcheneyisacorruptliar | September 18, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Im so tired of these two choices McCain and Obama. I have decided to skip 08, got a 2012 yard sign In my yard. Im so tired of this election

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN, MORE HAS COME OUT ABOUT HER CHEATING SCANDAL TODAY. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

At least Cindy McCain looks better than Mrs. Kucinich!

Posted by: JakeD | September 18, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

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