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Obama Ad Attacks McCain's Attacks

By Ed O'Keefe
The Obama campaign will air the political commercial "New Subject" on national cable stations starting Monday. The ad calls out the McCain campaign for its recent attacks, including an ad released Friday, that use comments by vice presidential candidate Joe Biden to raise questions about Barack Obama's experience.

"He's out of ideas. Out of touch and running out of time," the ad says of John McCain. "But with no plan to lift our economy up, John McCain wants to tear Barack Obama down with scare tactics and smears. Why? McCain's own campaign admits that if the election is about the economy, he's going to lose. But as Americans lose their jobs, homes, and savings, it's time for a president who will change the economy, not change the subject."

The new ad is the second new one released by the Obama campaign this weekend. A two-minute commercial will air in "key states" this week. The campaign's 30-minute infomercial will air Wednesday night on CBS, Fox and NBC.

Posted at 11:30 AM ET on Oct 26, 2008  | Category:  Channel 08
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MYVIEW49-Your criticizm of those who choose to follow Obama shows you are obviously a McCain/Palin follower. I'm impressed at how eloquently you expressed your crap, but disappointed at your lack of intellectual substance. Realistically, anyone with a single digit IQ can see McCain is incapable of unifying the country when he's demonstrated an obvious inability to unify his own party and/or campaign? He's now lost control of his VP candidate, Sarah Palin, and she's dense enough to make DAISY DUKE seem like a RHODES SCHOLAR. How can you possibly think he can give this country direction when he's given no direction to his on campaign?

Palin is at odds with McCain and her handlers, and McCains handlers are at odds with Palin's handlers. And most of McCain and Palin's handlers are former Bush advisors. And you can't figure out why their campaign is falling apart and is as screwed up as our economy? Based on what Obama has accomplished over the last 2yrs, he could be considered a modern day Jedi Knight. Based on what McCain has accomplished over the last 2yrs, he might be considered the human version of the animated Star Wars character zaza Binks. AND YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO CRITICIZE SOMEONE FOR NOT BEING STUPID ENOUGH TO FOLLOW THE MCCAIN/PALIN CIRCUS, LIKE YOU.

Posted by: kensdobs | October 28, 2008 1:08 AM

The only mindless followers I detect are the ones like the previous post. Follow him off a cliff? Well the neocons and right wingnuts have already jumped following their failed ideological dogma. Unfortunately they are taking the rest of the country with them.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 27, 2008 6:41 PM

Obama seems to think he is a jedi knight and all he has to do is wave his hand and say the magic words "Don't get distracted by the attacks", then all his mindless followers will continue to ignore the truth. So, go ahead and follow him over the cliff like a bunch of lemmings.

Posted by: MyView49 | October 27, 2008 4:37 PM

Here we go again. It looks like Republicans are revisiting Florida and the 2000 election fraud all over again. Fraud is becoming an issue again in all of the key Republican controlled battleground states(FL, GA, Co, PA, NC & VA). Republican administrators in these states are purging ten of thousands of registered voters from the voting rolls at the last minute. It appears voters that are likely to vote Democatic are the target.

The Republican party is destroying our concept of democracy. This represents the 3rd election in which they have introduced what we call 3RD WORLD ELECTION TACTICS AND CORRUPTION into our once cherished democtratic election process. HOW CAN ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN, OTHER THAN THE PROFITEERS, ACTUALLY WANT MORE OF THIS TYPE OF CORRUPTION, GREED AND INCOMPETENCE? THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOTHING MORE THAN A REFLECTION OF THE GREEDY, CORRUPT CORP THAT ARE BEING BAILED OUT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYER.

IT'S TIME FOR US TO STAND UP AND VOTE THEM COMPLETELY OUT OF POWER AND TAKE BACK AMERICA.

Posted by: kensdobs | October 27, 2008 11:40 AM

sonnychiba72,

You are a phony as has been obvious from the start. If you were serious you would actually contact the proper authorities rather than spew innuendo, but this is and has been your purpose all along. Your motives have been transparent from the beginning.

Now you make excuses about contacting the Department of Justice decrying they are in effect, in the tank for Obama or so emasculated as to be useless.

As for your stated reasons as to why, well you'd better look around because there is potential voter registration fraud taking place in several states on a scale which dwarfs any supposed or actual ACORN improprieties in the way several states have been purging voter records. Georgia happens to be a prime example but it has been happening in Colorado and several other swing or hotly contested states as well.

So contact the DofJ, it's time to put up or shut up as the old saying goes, but posting and perpetuating lies and innuendos on a blog isn't going to result in you finding "The Truth" you claim you wish to find. I suspect though you are as sincere as is Andrew Martin in your quest for "The Truth". Come to think of it, Martin may be more sincere since in his unstable and unbalanced mind he may actually believe what he espouses.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 27, 2008 11:38 AM

Contact the Justice Dept? Whatta joke that is!

We've all read a lot about the "politicization" of the Justice Department in recent years, and that political pounding is having an ironic effect. The prosecutors who are supposed to guard against voter fraud don't seem very interested in running the political risk of doing their job.

Barack Obama has also joined in this political intimidation, demanding in two letters that Mr. Mukasey appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Justice staff who he claims are engaged in "unlawful coordination" with John McCain's campaign to pursue "so-called 'election fraud.'" There is zero evidence that such coordination exists, but it is remarkable that a Presidential nominee would dismiss election fraud as a myth.

In summary, neither the Justice Dept or Obama are any help. One does not want to get involved and the other one is fighting tooth and nail to stop an investigation into voter fraud.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 27, 2008 8:23 AM

sonnychiba72:

Here's the link to the Department of Justice web site:

http://www.usdoj.gov/index.html

If it seriously troubles you, which it appears to, you will contact them.

Make sure you let us all know what you find out.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 27, 2008 4:51 AM

sonnychiba72,

Why don't you call the Department of Justice and take it up with them if it troubles you so deeply. Otherwise most people already know what an unstable lunatic Andrew Martin is and wouldn't trust him to tell the truth about what day of the week it is.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 27, 2008 4:43 AM

It is not a conspiracy about Obama, it is a REAL Fact Check. The American public must be told how a person who was an Indonesian citizen with an Indonesian passport, with the name of Barry Soetoro, becomes US citizen Barack Obama again. A US President cannot be a dual citizen.

Even if it isn't true that Barack Obama is really the son of Frank Marshall Davis, a known Communist Party USA member, Obama needs to release the sealed vault copy of his birth certificate since he is running for President. Why does he refuse?

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 27, 2008 2:38 AM

Michelle Obama has a DUI? http://www.duihelpguide.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 27, 2008 2:09 AM

davidhtinkyaw, you have every right to be concerned, as are millions of Americans.

BEFORE the NY Times endorsed Obama for President, they did a story about him in April, 2008, when his name was Barry Soetoro in Indonesia. Several of his Indonesian classmates were interviewed about him. Obama may not BE muslim but he sure had to list that as his religion on his Indonesian citizenship application, same as his mother. At that time and perhaps even to this day, non-Muslims could not be citizens of Indonesia.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 27, 2008 1:46 AM

McCain campaign reaches a new low in their Obama character attacks spreading a new lie. http://www.TheObamaPlan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 27, 2008 1:03 AM

Aren't you oversimplifying things. If lowering or eliminating corp taxes was the answer, we wouldn't be having this economic crisis. After all, Bush has gone overboard with his tax breaks to corp and the wealthy. Corp greed and corruption will always get in the way of the trickle down theory, as we've just seen.

I'd rather pay more in income tax, which I can deduct, than pay more for gas, food, utilities, sales tax, etc, which aren't deductible. It's really troubling how people are jumping on the McCain "Obama will raise your taxes" bandwagon. On the other hand, they're showing little concern about McCain's "I will continue spending your tax dollars at a rate of 10B+ a mo. on the Iraq war and sacrifice as many American lives as I deem necessary".

Also, McCain says he'll prevent us from buying oil from foreign countries that don't like us. Yet, in addition to domestic requirements, he will continue to commit millons of gallons of fuel each day to fight a war against those countries that don't like us. It's not the taxes we pay that's causing our problems, it's how those taxes are being misspent.

Bush has been lowering corp taxes for the last 8yrs and corp have been downsizing and eliminating jobs during that period, long before this current economic meltdown. It's no coincidence certain corp are eliminating jobs and laying off workers while simultaneously raking in record profits. WE NO LONGER LIVE IN THE ERA WHERE CORPS MADE THEIR PROFITS FROM THE HARD WORK OF ITS WORKERS. WE'RE NOW IN THE REPUBLICAN ERA OF CORP GREED AND CORRUPTION WHERE THEY MAKE THEIR PROFITS AT THE EXPENSE OF ITS WORKERS, COMMONLY KNOWN AS DOWNSIZING. THIS ALL STARTED UNDER RONALD REAGAN WHO LAUNCHED AN ALL OUT ASSAULT ON OUR ANTITRUST LAWS, WHICH WERE ESTABLISHED BY HHOOVER TO PREVENT THE OCCURRANCE OF ANOTHER DEPRESSION. THEN REAGAN LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN PROMOTING DEREGULATION, WITH JOHN MCCAIN AS HIS STAUNCHEST ALLY.

Posted by: kensdobs | October 26, 2008 11:47 PM

Where is the common sense of those still listening to McCain?
kensdobs
*************
Kensdobs-

Both Jack Welch and I are listening to McCain and we feel you missed the most important articles in the NY Times today- the lead article on Increasing Unemployment in the United States and the follow up article on the Job Disaster in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is suffering with 8.8% unemployment and, not coincidentally, is the state ranked 50th for business tax treatment by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Neighboring Massachusetts is ranked 34th, with 6.1% unemployment. Two states with no state corporate tax, South Dakota and Wyoming , have 2.8 and 3.0% unemployment. The conclusion of the NYT article is that State officials in RI are rethinking and planning to alter their business tax policy. Do you think this article has implications in the coming election? Jack and I do!
Jack said so on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning. He said that he moved GE out of RI because of their state corporate taxes! Do you think we should increase or decrease corporate taxes in the current recession (hint-Herbert Hoover increased them)?

Why are you listening to a candidate who wants to turn all 50 states into Rhode Island?

Lowering business taxes leads to JOB creation...$900 is a cheap price to pay for a job (Obama wants to give the middle class a $1200 annual tax cut and McCain wants to give them a $300 cut). Just ask the people of Rhode Island

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 9:41 PM

Where is the common sense of those still listening to McCain?
kensdobs

Both Jack Welch and I are listening to McCain and we feel you missed the most important articles in the NY Times today- the lead article on Increasing Unemployment in the United States and the follow up article on the Job Disaster in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is suffering with 8.8% unemployment and, not coincidentally, is the state ranked 50th for business tax treatment by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Neighboring Massachusetts is ranked 34th, with 6.1% unemployment. Two states with no state corporate tax, South Dakota and Wyoming , have 2.8 and 3.0% unemployment. The conclusion of the NYT article is that State officials in RI are rethinking and planning to alter their business tax policy. Do you think this article has implications in the coming election? Jack and I do!
Jack said so on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning. He said that he moved GE out of RI because of their state corporate taxes! Do you think we should increase or decrease corporate taxes in the current recession (Herbert Hoover did)?

Why are you listening to a candidate who wants to turn all 50 states into Rhode Island?

Lowering business taxes leads to JOB creation...$900 is a cheap price to pay for a job (Obama wants to give the middle class a $1200 annual tax cut and McCain wants to give them a $300 cut). Just ask the people of Rhode Island.

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 9:39 PM

Where is the common sense of those still listening to McCain? He says Obama will have to raise taxes to pay for his programs. Now, Obama has made it clear how he'll pay for his programs. (1)By ending the Iraq war and reallocating the 10B+ a month McCain vows to continue spending. (2)By closing corp tax loop holes.(3)By raising the taxes of corps and those making $250K+ close to the levels they were paying before Bush started favoring them with his lavish tax cuts.

Now, how does McCain propose to pay for the programs he seems to no longer want to discuss? He claims he'll cut spending, but has yet to specify what he'll cut. Is continuing to spend 10B+mo in Iraq (2) or proposing to spend at least 300B for his proposed govt backed mortgage bailout plan and (3) or eliminating tax revenue by vowing to further extend Bush's deep tax cuts for corps and the wealthy his idea of cutting spending?

You have to ask yourself the following quesion about anyone still listening to McCain's BS at this point. WHO'S THE BIGGEST FOOL, THE FOOL, OR THE FOOL THAT CONTINUES LISTENING TO THE FOOL?

Posted by: kensdobs | October 26, 2008 7:43 PM

Mccain is not running a fair race.watch funny videos http://www.frizle.com

Posted by: roverfind | October 26, 2008 5:58 PM

The Cannula ...

While you are trying to figure out a response to why you think Abraham Lincoln was a Marxist, I am going to make a bold assertion.

You are not wealthy enough to afford your own roads, schools, fire fighters, police, and private military.

How do you propose we pay for our roads, schools, military, etc. without taxes?

It will take you awhile to answer that one, but in the meantime I'm still wondering:

Why do you think Abraham Lincoln was a Marxist?


Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 5:06 PM

The Cannula ...

Your frustration level is the same that my party felt before Clinton was elected.

I voted for George Bush Sr. I remember all of the predictions like they were yesterday, "Clinton will raise taxes, the economy will go into a tailspin, we will become a welfare state, Marxism, Communism ... end of the world."

None of that happened. We had one of the longest periods of sustained growth and prosperity.

Relax, Cannula. Everything will be fine. The current situation we are in now is because of us, the Republicans.

We need to face the fact that trickle down doesn't work. We need to move on.

And you still didn't answer my question:

Why do you think Abraham Lincoln was a Marxist?

Why are you afraid to answer that question. You have avoided it over and over.

I'll ask it again:

Why do you think Abraham Lincoln was a Marxist?

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 5:00 PM

thecannula: yikes. you clearly don't get it and I am not in the mood today to give a lecture on political science in regards to Marxism, socialism and the mix system we have between the ecomonic system of capitalism and the political system of democracy and how to reconcile the two which are often conflicted. Look it up sometime. It will make more sense that you know. Take a chance. Don't be afraid.

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 4:55 PM

The Cannula ...

I understand that you are bitter ... and I appreciate you calling me a GENIUS.

If you were to look at the report I referenced, you would see that it contains in depth analysis of all the factors that go into small and large business growth. They even reference Rhode Island.

The conclusion of the study is that there is little to no correlation between taxation policy and unemployment.

Taxation is a factor as much as proximity to consumers, raw material, and labor pool.

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 4:52 PM


JohnnieB- Your accuracy is uncanny! Republicans in the US invented WHAT?

From Taxworld.org-

"Taxes during 14th century were very progressive. Under the earliest taxing schemes an income tax was imposed on the wealthy, office holders, and the clergy. A tax on movable property was imposed on merchants. The poor paid little or no taxes.

Charles I was ultimately charged with treason and beheaded. However, his problems with Parliament came about because of a disagreement in 1629 about the rights of taxation afforded the King and the rights of taxation afforded the Parliament."


Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 4:49 PM

PleaseChange - I offered 2 statements for comparison, but no one offers any argument for their difference. Please tell me how the one made by Marx in 1875 differs from the one made by your candidate in 2008?

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 4:42 PM

Total State+Fed Corp Tax Rate Unemployment

Rhode Island- 41% (9% st tax adjusted) 8.8%

South Dakota- 35% (no state tax) 2.8%

Wyoming - 35% (no state tax) 3.0%

...hmmm, should we raise or lower business taxes? I believe most middle class workers would give up the $900 difference in their tax cut between Obama and McCain for a JOB!

Vote McCain


Massachusetts' 2008 Business Tax Climate Ranks 34th
Massachusetts ranks 34th in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes; individual income taxes; sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes; and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. Neighboring states ranked as follows: Rhode Island (50th), Connecticut (38th), New York (48th), New Hampshire (7th) and Vermont (44th).

Massachusetts THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION: SEPTEMBER 2008

Nonfarm payroll employment declined by 159,000 in September, and
the unemployment rate held at 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Employment
continued to fall in construction, manufacturing, and retail trade,
while mining and health care
continued to add jobs.

HMMMM JohnnieB- Mass has a better tax environment and lower unemployment than it's NEIGHBORING STATE RHODE ISLAND!

No correlation, JohnnieB? You're a Republican, JohnnieB? You're certainly not a very good financial analyst. I'll stick with Jack Welch's analysis- HE's a republican.

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 4:36 PM

The Cannula ...

So you skated around the fact that it was our party, the Republicans, that started the income tax.

Why do you insist that Abraham Lincoln was a Marxist?

It is very unpatriotic of you to say that Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest Presidents, was a Marxist.

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 4:34 PM

thecannula: "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need"

I have never heard or read anything that suggests that Obama thinks that should happen. Comparing Obama to Karl Marx is not going to help anyone because it's a distortion. If we continue to enable the rich to get richer at the expense at of the rest of us, then how are we suppose to shop and keep the economy going? How are we supposed to afford to pay a plumber? McCain wants to paint Obama a socialist right now because its serves his purpose. He has, in the past, made statesment that indicate he believes the same thing. In order for the economy to grow, you have to grow the middle class. In order to do that, you've got to move money around and that is what sharing the wealth means. We have been programed to respond to that language with fear and distrust, yet that is what we've been doing for a very long time.


Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 4:34 PM

JOHNNIEB- From TODAY's NY Times-(you know the paper that endorsed your candidate)

Rhode Island also has few big companies — more than 80 percent of businesses employ fewer than 20 employees — and small employers have less reserves to withstand economic turmoil, Ms. Powell said.

Mr. Kaplan said that as the industrial jobs moved out of the state, it had become too dependent on lower wage service jobs like retail and hospitality, which he said were “very vulnerable to economic downturns.”

Many economic analysts and state officials say Rhode Island has long had a high tax burden for businesses, discouraging them from moving here. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)...

JACK WELCH stated on This Week this AM that GE pulled out of RI directly because of their state Corporate taxes GENIUS!

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 4:24 PM

How many years did McCain spend in Communist custody?...can anybody say "Manchurian Candidate"?
After all, He's done His best to destroy Our Country 90% of the time for the last 8 years.

Posted by: Gargaryun | October 26, 2008 4:24 PM

So it us evil Republicans that first introduced income tax. Imagine that. Doesn't that bother you TheCannula ... that we are responsible for "spreading the wealth"?
JohnnieB-

Johnnie- No, Does the similarity in these 2 statements bother you?

1. "It's good to spread the wealth around"

2. "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need"

1. B. Obama- 2008
2. K. Marx- 1875

Countries based on this philosophy have failed throughout history- those currently employing it have, according to the World Health Organization, the highest rates of suicide in the world!

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 4:18 PM

Hey The Cannula ...

There is no correlation between taxation and unemployment.

Please look at the following publication for details:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/bp58.pdf

It's based on Department of Labor statistics.

Per your assertion, my state, Florida, should then one of the lowest unemployment rates. It doesn't ... we are at 5.5%.

And "Tax-achusetts" should have the highest unemployment rate. It doesn't ... 4.5%.

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 4:17 PM

It's amazing to hear McCain/Palin continue to talk about giving $s back to business so that we can create jobs. The wealthy have been getting richer since Bush passed his tax cuts for the rich and famous. When are we going to benefit from those tax cuts because since 2002, it's all gone to hell in a handbag.

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 4:07 PM

BudG024: Absolutely right. And....we could also start talking about McCains involvement in the The Iran-Contra Affair in 1987. I'm not sure that would be helpful to Americans at this point and I don't know the truth of McCain's involvement, but sowing the seeds of doubt seems to be the tactic of the day.

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 3:56 PM

No one is going to change their minds here and that speaks volumes to the kind of politics we have allowed ourselves to be accustomed to. We have been polarized for more than 40 years now and Liberals have been blamed for everything bad that happens while our government hasn't has a Liberal leaning president since LBJ. The blame game is working to separate and divide public opinion and class distinction has never been more pronounced. The successful redistribution of the wealth to fewer and fewer people at the top of the pyramid has alienated the general population and even the Republican followers of Cut Taxes and less government are voting against their own interest. Amazingly stupid for any person to vote against their own interest be they Seniors, The Poor, The Disabled, Union Workers, Teachers or Public Servants. They have been brainwashed (Programmed) to think that they are better than others who would use Government Funds to provide services to PEOPLE, no they would give the tax cuts to the wealthiest of Americans and Corporations and receive nothing in return. Utterly Stupid!!

Posted by: psycheboat | October 26, 2008 3:52 PM

TheCannula ... if you have a small business where that many of your employees are making over $102,000 ... you are blessed.

But I guess if you are in Joe the Plumber fairy land and you and all of your plumbers are making over $102,000, then yes, your employer match will go up.

I have a small business, and I have a few programmers that work for me, but none of them make over $102,000/year ... and I certainly don't.

No matter how you slice it, and I know my fellow Republicans hate hearing this, Obama has a better plan to get us out of this fix.

Abraham Lincoln did enact the first income tax to help finance the Union during the Civil War. It was a Republican tax with a promise that it would be rescinded after the war. The promise was kept after running ten years. The tax was only placed on the "rich" which were people making more than $3000 a year. It actually didn't apply to most people, since an infantry private only made $12 a month!

A Constitutional Amendment passed in 1909 authorizing an income tax of 1% on people earning more than $3000 and 6% on those making $500,000 or more. Wilson raised the income tax to 77% to finance our entry into the First World War and it was dropped to 28% after the war. Roosevelt raised the income tax during the Depression "to spread the wealth around." Does that sound familiar?

So it us evil Republicans that first introduced income tax. Imagine that. Doesn't that bother you TheCannula ... that we are responsible for "spreading the wealth"?

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 3:48 PM

Total State+Fed Corp Tax Rate Unemployment

Rhode Island- 41% (9% st tax adjusted) 8.8%

South Dakota- 35% (no state tax) 2.8%

Wyoming - 35% (no state tax) 3.0%

...hmmm, should we raise or lower business taxes? I believe most middle class workers would give up the $900 difference in their tax cut between Obama and McCain for a JOB!

Vote McCain

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 3:48 PM

olandug: I'm not even going to try and argue to the type of nonsense you're spewing. It boggles the mind. I'd feel better though, if you could please confirm that you have not reproduced.

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 3:46 PM

....so I guess McSame can count on getting those 4 electoral votes in little Rhody?

....so how come he's trails Obama by more than 20 percentage points?

...Guess they would rather suffer in Warwick than vote Republican....a lot of the country feels that way.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 26, 2008 3:39 PM

Hey Ya'll, Anyone watching TV RIGHT NOW? We are witnessing Bush's October surprise. Our military today stepped over the boarder and into Syrian airspace for (supposedly) the first time. How long will it take for the media to forget about the economy (stupid) and make the this election a ref about national security? Let us count that mintues...

BTW, hi Luke2!

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 3:35 PM

To be fair (and I'm a Republican), Obama is saying that we should get rid of the cap on Social Security. Currently, only the first $97,500 of a person's annual income is taxed. The amount is scheduled to rise to $102,000 next year. Obama is saying get rid of the cap so if you make $1million per year, all of the $1 million would be subject to the SS tax.

It's not a tax on small business ... it's a tax on the individual. Median household income in the US is $50,233 ... the majority of Americans would not be effected by it.

Please stop distorting the facts. If you are a millionaire, you have nothing to cry about. You are living large, and you will continue to live large under an Obama administration. You may have to pay a little more, but you will survive with one less house.

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 3:29 PM

McCain the senior and his Republican operatives like to spread the wealth, they take from Republican campaign donors and spread the money through the Palin family for new clothes, beauty supplies and a hair styist.

Posted by: info4 | October 26, 2008 3:21 PM

Funny how campaigns and politics in general make for some very strange bed fellows. More interesting is how we, as a society, have encourage it since our Country was founded. Anyone who wants to win an election, especially the office of the President, must go by Malcolm X's philosophy of by any means necessary. This may be a case of which comes first, the chicken or the egg. McCain accepted the apparent rules of campaign financing and Obama chose not to do that, and that mean seem to some as going back on your word. Yet, how was Obama suppose to compete with the Republican mean machine? I can't see how Obama could done that and competed with the types of smear campaigns and tactics of Karl Rove, Jerome Corsi (yeah, the guy behind the amazing swiftboat campaign). Both fortunately and unfortunately for the Democratic party, they don't have someone on their side that can pull that off and not have to stand in the shower for three weeks to wash off the slime. . Also interesting is that Karl Rove is still holding the puppet strings for the campaign, but likes to appear on the sidelines to tell folks to stop what he has initiated. On principal, all elections should be publicly financed and PACs should be regulated. However, even if we manage to do that, we are we going to stop all the sidelines shows that spew lies, slander or just doubt about some one's character without any proof? Can we expect publishing houses to look past the $ signs and figure in how books they put out and what effect that will happen on public opinion? Where does it stop?

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 26, 2008 3:21 PM

Luke2
Bill Clinton also REFORMED welfare- Obama's tax "credits" are welfare payments of federal check to people who currently pay no federal taxes- invest the money in lower business taxes to create JOBS!...or become 50 Rhode Islands?

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 3:04 PM

The people making over $250,000 will be taxed at the rate they were when Bill Clinton was President. The rich weren't complaining about "socialism" then. Why now?
Luke2
?????????????????????????????????????

Because you left out the 15.65% tax increase that results from the removal of the payroll cap on social security taxes that Obama proposes and that Bill Clinton said in 1988 is REGRESSIVE! That's a tax on small business, the leading employers in this nation, because small business profits pass through to their owners tax return- look at Rhode Island's crisis in today's NY Times online for a preview of what America would look like under Obama!
Then, save jobs and vote McCain.

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 2:59 PM


Posted by: dcn1
"Exactly what is Obama’s plan for the economy?"

Don't be so lazy dcn1. Senator Obama's economic plan is completley presented at www.barackobama.com

His tax plan guarantees a considerable tax break for 95% of Americans. They even have a tax calculator on the website. The people making over $250,000 will be taxed at the rate they were when Bill Clinton was President. The rich weren't complaining about "socialism" then. Why now?

We have a progressive tax system. McCain's plan only rewards the wealthy- and indeed on income over $250,000 is just 3% lower than Obama's.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and many conservatives support Obama.

By the way George Soros is not a Democrat. He fully funded Rick Davis, who is John McCain's campaign advisor.

What kind of "baseless left-wing" projects has Soros funded in the past?

Well, how about the McCain-founded Reform Institute, a nonpartisan 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting accountability and transparency in government.

Indeed, according to the Reform Institute's own website the "Constitutions & Legal Policy Program" of Soros' own Open Society Institute donated "above $50,000" to the group while McCain was with the organization. Reporting at Talking Points Memo today, Greg Sargent gets the actual figure of the donation: $150,000.

And who served as the top staffer for the Reform Institute? That would be Rick Davis, McCain chief campaign advisor, who according to news articles was earning $110,000 a year at his post. Davis, however, has severed his ties with the group. But currently serving as a senior fellow at the Reform Institute is Juan Hernandez, who also doubles as an adviser to the McCain campaign.

So, to draw this out a bit: Soros, the man Rick Davis believes funds "baseless left-wing projects" has not only funded McCain's own organization (we don't know how much over $50,000 he gave), but also portions of Rick Davis' salary.

Update: It gets even better. According to TPM, in 2002 the Open Society Institute gave $300,000 in grants to various groups that were defending McCain's campaign finance law against legal challenges to it. An OSI spokesperson, Laura Silber, confirmed the report. So not only did McCain's own organization and his campaign manager benefit from Soros' cash, but McCain's chief legislative issue was defended using money from the financier they are now deriding.

Not this time, folks.


Posted by: Luke2 | October 26, 2008 2:43 PM

Gee, just go read his plan here.

http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/economy/EconomicPolicyFullPlan.pdf

"Exactly what is Obama’s plan for the economy?
Posted by: dcn1"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 2:36 PM

Leading in Job Losses, Rhode Island Struggles On
NY Times
By PAM BELLUCK
Published: October 25, 2008
JOHNSTON, R.I. — The family resemblance shared by John Hallam, his brother Arthur, and their cousin Dennis goes far beyond their ruddy features these days.
Dianne Ford says she has had no luck finding work.
All three were laid off this year from jobs they had held for more than a decade, with John losing two jobs in just the last nine months. Dennis’s 29-year-old daughter, Mary, a single mother of two, is out of work too, having lost her job at a restaurant when summer ended.

“What the hell’s going to happen to us?” asked John, 58, who drove a truck for a lumber company. “There are no good jobs here anymore.”

Or enough jobs of any kind. Rhode Island now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, the first time the state has held that distinction in the three decades since such records have been kept.

With unemployment at 8.8 percent, Rhode Island has edged past Michigan, and every month seems to bring fresh reports of companies cutting workers, shutting divisions, closing altogether.
Saul Kaplan, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-state agency, said the situation “could likely get worse before it gets better,” adding, “ironically, we were the home of the Industrial Revolution.”

There are several reasons Rhode Island has fared so poorly in the economic crisis gripping the country.

Rhode Island also has few big companies — more than 80 percent of businesses employ fewer than 20 employees — and small employers have less reserves to withstand economic turmoil, Ms. Powell said.

Mr. Kaplan said that as the industrial jobs moved out of the state, it had become too dependent on lower wage service jobs like retail and hospitality, which he said were “very vulnerable to economic downturns.”

Many economic analysts and state officials say Rhode Island has long had a high tax burden for businesses, discouraging them from moving here. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)...

Working to remedy the situation, Governor Carcieri has formed a tax policy committee to recommend changes. Mr. Kaplan said state and economic leaders were “moving full steam ahead to create a new economy here” to “come out of this downturn stronger than the way we went in it.”
**********

SO, AS RI RECOGNIZES THE PROBLEMS HIGH CORPORATE TAXES CREATE, ARE THE OTHER 49 STATES ABOUT TO FIND OUT THAT RAISING SMALL AND LARGE BUSINESS TAXES IN A RECESSION IS THE FORMULA FOR A DEPRESSION?

Avoid this economic disaster and Vote for Jobs- Vote McCain

A job is more valuable than the 900 dollar difference between Obama's $1200 and McCain's $300 middle class tax cut !

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 2:35 PM

It is sad that my Republican party has been reduced to this. Our country is in a world of trouble, and we are going to need to unify in order to get out of if.

"United we stand, divided we fall."

Please good people, let's stand behind whatever leader gets elected. If it is Obama, we should stand behind him and if he does not do a good job, elect someone else in four years.

This slander, racism, hate-mongering is counterproductive.

Let's think about this logically ... IF Obama was not a US citizen or a terrorist, don't you think that our CIA, FBI, Homeland Security or NSA would have found some proof by now?

Do you honestly believe that ALL of our security agencies are that inept? Or do you think they are part of the conspiracy?

Please good people I understand that we are all on edge because of the economy and the war, but we are missing the key message ... "United we stand, divided we fall".

Posted by: JonnieB | October 26, 2008 2:32 PM

Obama's plan for the economy is essentially to give you and me a few breaks, since the rich corporations and people have had them all for about 16 years or so.

And also to try to get the nation out of the giant debt hole. When you cut revenue, you have to cut expenditures - d-OH! Dubya not know dat!

I think there are a lot of factors that affect the economy, the President can only do so much

Posted by: BudG024 | October 26, 2008 2:31 PM

Exactly what is Obama’s plan for the economy?

Will he promote class envy?

Will he confiscate money from those who earn it and redistribute it to those who support the politicians who control the purse strings? This is called a patronage system, the basis of machine politics. Not coincidently, Senator Obama is a product of the notorious Daley political machine in Chicago.

How will the virulent anti corporate mentality of Obama’s far left supporters translate into employment opportunities for America’s working class? Don’t forget that this is the man who told a San Francisco audience that blue collar Americans are bitter and angry xenophobes desperately clinging to their guns and bibles.

What steps will an Obama administration take to reign in sleazy currency and market manipulators like Democratic party activist George Soros? Will Obama ever acknowledge that policies encouraging banks to issue sub-prime loans to unqualified borrowers played a role in this crisis? Will any politician, of either party, have the courage to tell irresponsible consumers who have five figure credit card debts, that they are as guilty as Wall Street hustlers?

Obama, ever the lawyer, has taken the fifth (chosen to remain silent) on these questions.

Posted by: dcn1 | October 26, 2008 2:25 PM

You know, people who aren't BIGOTS don't hesitate to criticize someone because of their ethnicity.

Since we're all just people - I'll tell you if you're wrong, don't worry about that.

Y'all keep repeating your bizarre exaggerations until Nov. 4 - everyone who has fallen for them already has, and some are coming their senses still.

MICHELLE 2016

Posted by: BudG024 | October 26, 2008 2:23 PM

....10 more days.....

Posted by: toritto | October 26, 2008 2:23 PM

Oh don't fall back on your stupid race card. Obama supporters believe in WHO HE IS. It ain't some kind of Affirmative Action, and to suggest that it does quite frankly pisses me off.

Posted by: BudG024 | October 26, 2008 2:19 PM

Gonna watch Sun(oct26) 9ET on Foxnews Sean Hannity's show on Obama to get brainwashed.

Posted by: goforit999 | October 26, 2008 1:07 PM |

Fixed that for ya!

Posted by: flarrfan | October 26, 2008 2:18 PM

olandug:

Go ahead and keep spending your time spouting this nonsense while your candidate falls further behind in the polls. Shouldn't you be making calls or out knocking on doors if you really want to help McCain?

"Claim: The Book of Revelation describes the anti-Christ as someone with characteristics matching those of Barack Obama.

Status: False."

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/antichrist.asp

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 2:17 PM

Obama- an Antichrist We Can Believe In

Consider his sexual rockstar status among voters, his ability to continuously lie without impunity, his connections to mob members and terrorist both real and wannabes. His strong and unscrupulous desire for raw power, at any cost, regardless what it does to others, (he became senator simply by disqualifying his opponents). His empty words and changing promises, his desire to be friends with those who wish to destroy us. His wife Michele has expressed her hatred for this country and has publicly announced her husband as the messiah.

The voodoo of this all is that Teflon Obama remains unscathed by all his nefarious connections and thug like history. He is worshiped not only blindly by the mindless masses, but by the fearful media.

I am not very religious, but I think Nostradamus got it right again. What is God going to think of all the lemmings that follow a man of darkness?

Posted by: olandug | October 26, 2008 2:08 PM

The truly sad part about all of the smears, lies and attacks is no matter who wins it is going to make getting done what needs to get done that much more difficult if not impossible. People, this country is in a world of hurt and I don't think we have seen the worst of it yet. Did you look at your latest 401k?

Neither Obama nor McCain nor Barr or Paul for that matter are going to solve all of the problems this country faces in four years and certainly not by themselves. It is going to take people working together and helping each other and TRULY putting Country First and not just as a campaign slogan. People are going to actually have to sacrifice as in learn how to be fiscally responsible and not so caught up in instant gratification and greed. That means all of us not just the government, but business too. It means investing in your company and in people and not just the next quarterly dividend at all cost. So many people like to claim they are patriotic, but it means more than waving a flag or spewing dogma.

There used to be a time not so very long ago when most people could agree to disagree but still work together to accomplish what had to be done. Now thanks to the recent "win at all costs" political strategies to divide people there is no middle ground. When the unsubstantiated words of lunatics is accepted and promulgated as the truth there is something seriously wrong with us as a country.

And you know, I don't agree with Obama 100% on all of the issues, but what I appreciate most about what he says is let's find and work on what we can agree on, but let's get to work. Also he is the only one willing to say, you know what? Government can't fix all of your problems, you, the people have to be part of the solution too.

I may be wrong about it, but my intuition is Obama is going to be much more a moderate than many people are willing to believe at this point. We don't need ideological dogma to solve our problems, we need solutions.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 26, 2008 2:06 PM

Obama seems to have a Teflon quality because the American public is hesitant to criticize an African American. If Obama were white, he would have been crucified a long time ago.
All Obama says in his speech is empty hyperbole. And like a Gumby without integrity, he bends his words to fit what the public wants to hear, prostituting his words for a vote.
We know nothing about Obama, the only thing we know is that it is politically correct to vote for a black man and not ask questions.
But his past actions and associations clearly demonstrate a hatred for this country and extreme bad judgment.
I have never given credence to the idea of an Anti-Christ, until now.

Posted by: olandug | October 26, 2008 2:05 PM

Speakerforhope: Thank you! For weeks, I've been trying to figure out who McCain reminds me of. In the campaign, he has acted like Dr. Strangelove. That is so scary but rings so true to me.

Posted by: smalltowngirl1 | October 26, 2008 2:00 PM

franglais, I assume you mean Rev. Wright, 'cause they've beaten Bill Ayers into the ground. I wish Ayers would just come out and say &$#@*&# to Palin.

Anyway, isn't judging someone by something that someone they knew said once pretty dang LAME. Obama doesn't need to defame Sarah and Todd, they do a great job embarrassing themselves.

Judging a person's entire life by a 20-second video clip is pretty sad too. Do you know that Rev. Wright is an ex-Marine? I've never known a Marine that wasn't a great person ... but them I guess I'm a Elitist Leftie Muslim Socialist.

Obama a leader for everyone, let's get on board - we have to work TOGETHER to get this country back on the tracks.

Posted by: BudG024 | October 26, 2008 1:54 PM

If we could have elected McCain instead of Dubya, I bet we wouldn't have been slidin' down the tubes like we are now.

Sad, McCain had to sell his soul to Rove, O'Reilly, Limbaugh et al. He's just dirty now, and old. Really dang old, and sort of a pale zombie shadow of that handsome guy who limped out of the Hanoi Hilton.

We absolutely need to elect Barack Obama.

VOTE

Posted by: BudG024 | October 26, 2008 1:47 PM

Barack Obama has run a really decent, steady campaign compared to John McCain. Which to me is a sign of competence and the ability to bring a great number of people together to achieve a common goal. McCain has shown no such ability throughout his campaign.

The "guilt by association" game that the McCain camp is pushing hard, is not sticking because when you actually sit down and listen to what Senator Obama says, his message to voters is so much more in line with the way most Americans think than Senator McCain's. Obama is cool headed, answers three part questions without a hitch, and in no way projects the big, mean, scary guy the radical right portrays him to be.

Posted by: goaway41 | October 26, 2008 1:39 PM

"The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government."

I suspect McCain and Obama have some backroom deal where as long as Ayers isn't brought up, Obama doesn't bring up Palin's association to the Alaskan Independence Party.

You know, the AIP, who Todd was a long time member of, and who Palin has addressed at their conventions.

You know, the AIP, whose ex-leader said,
"The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government."

She addressed its convention this year, in 2008, as an incumbent governor whose oath of office includes upholding the Constitution of the United States.

Palin's husband, Todd Palin, was a member of the party from 1995-2002 with a brief exception in 2000.

Sarah Palin palling around with secessionists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eniG9l_7its

Posted by: franglais | October 26, 2008 1:32 PM

re: request in a previous comment-
Why not find the answer to your question about whether Barack Obama is eligible to run for President of the United States at your local library, to assure yourself that the information you're getting is reliable? This is what I have done.

Posted by: leesddigs | October 26, 2008 1:31 PM

People talk about Bill Clinton being the most astute politician of his generation....move over Bill, make room way for Barack.

Posted by: tydicea | October 26, 2008 1:28 PM

sonnychiba72,

We all have the right to our own opinion, but sorry, you don't have the right to make up your own facts. This birth certificate BS you espouse is for the crazies. I suppose you think Obama is Muslim too?

Posted by: goaway41 | October 26, 2008 1:23 PM

If you can't find a conspiracy...make one up! Why don't you guys get real. Again, the US Government accepts Obama as a US citizen. The Republican run Department of Justice doesn't seem to believe there is a problem. So why do you? If you are so convinced and concerned write to the DofJ and ask them to investigate.

The company you keep says leagues about you and Andrew Martin is a nut case. Sorry, but the IS the truth.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 26, 2008 1:20 PM

Thanks again goaway for confirming what I said earlier about how Obama supporters attack people who disagree.

Thank you very much. Point taken.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 26, 2008 1:17 PM

Wow decisions decisions. Should I vote for someone who has a plan of how to run the country or for someone who blames his oppponent as not being "American" enough?

This is an echo of 2000 and 2004. For all of McCain saying he is not like Bush, he sure campaigns like Bush.

Posted by: glenglish | October 26, 2008 1:12 PM

Here you have an opportunity for great discussion about the candidates across the country but I see next to nothing that helps anyone who is undecided make a decision, here and at other sites provided free of charge by the media.

I hear so many people claiming that they're sick of the attack ads, and yet these ads pale in comparison to what I'm seeing on the internet from the public, here and elsewhere!


Posted by: leesddigs | October 26, 2008 1:10 PM

sonnychiba72,

From the October 18 (2006) edition of ABC Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
"...I want you to stay home on Election Day because you must accept the fact that your party has abandoned you. You've gotta accept the fact that your vote doesn't matter anyway. So all you Democrats, stay home..."

Ha. Ha. Busted. I was practically taking the words out of Sean's mouth, you silly McCain/Palin dork. I just substituted republican for democrat. But it just goes to show, you guys on the far, far, far right have no clear thinking or deduction skills. Your party has left the country in eight years of ruin. And you want us trust the opinion of Bush voters like you??? What. Ever. Pal.

Posted by: goaway41 | October 26, 2008 1:09 PM

Destroy those who see your deception and greed (lieberman mccain palin) vs learn from your mistakes and strive for the common good
(barack biden)

Posted by: tabita | October 26, 2008 1:09 PM

sonnychiba72 wrote: Obama's refusal to release his original sealed birth certificate, which was sealed when he was adopted by his Indonesian step dad
----------------------------------------
I really want to know whether Obama is eligible to run for President or not. He also used to hold Kenya citizenship, which he never renewed and expired in 1985 (it is stated in his own "fight the smears" website. When he went to college, in his school applications, he filled "indonesian" in his nationality space.
His background is so mixed up and we really don't know who and what he is. I'm reluctant to vote for him because I'm a democrat.

Posted by: davidhtinkyaw | October 26, 2008 1:08 PM

hoimacoach, There was already a law on the books that would save the children born alive post abortion. So Obama was not voting for killing the babies. Get informed, stay informed.

We don't need the Christian-facists stiring up religious fear and hatred among the Islamofacists and getting us into more wars. Thanks, but no thanks on your end of days scenerio. (And not "thanks but no thanks" like Palin meant either.)

Posted by: smp55 | October 26, 2008 1:08 PM

Hey everyone...I hear all sorts of things about Obama...like his "Associations" with folks like of Ayres, and then there's Khalidi and then a guy named Michael Klonsky and Rezko and then the religious dudes Flager and Reve Wright... and someone told me that while living in Hawaii his mentor was a guy name Fank Marshall Davis Gonna watch Sun(oct26) 9ET on Foxnews Sean Hannity's show on Obama to understand

Posted by: goforit999 | October 26, 2008 1:07 PM

I have serious reservations about both candidates but staying at home was not an option so I voted third party. I was saddened by the sight of caricatures of Senator Obama surrounded by watermelons ribs, kool-aid and fried chicken. and the more distrubing photo of a man parading a monkey with an Obama sticker jeering about how he was going to show the monkey real Americans. As a Navy veteran, I am disapointed that Senator McCain did not focus his campaign on policy issues. Second, he did not chose a fellow veteran with a solid record. Instead he chose an individual who spews mindless and divisive vitrol. Do not think for one minute that House democrats especially Senator Reid will forget or forgive Gov. Palin's remarks. Shakespeare once said beware of ill-gotten gains. If Senator McCain wins and I believe, with a heavy heart, that he will. I hope that his presidency is marred by division and strife. Despite my misgvings about Senator Obama, he has shown remarkable poise and class throughtout this election. If I had not been burned by democrats stealing defeat from the jaws of victory or if he had more experience, he would have earned my vote. Mark my words the McCain presidency will be an unqualified disaster. He won't be Bush 44.He will be WORSE.

Posted by: goldenlady007 | October 26, 2008 1:04 PM

Save America from militant extremists!

Seems to me the "militant extremists" are the Palin-McCain supporters who are screaming: Communist! Socialist! And doing the race baiting with fraudulent attacks so their candidates win. Now THAT's extreme!

Posted by: wes1155
-------------------------------------------
Extreme people aren't good for both sides. We've heard and seen extreme people in McCain Palin rallay but why we DID NOT see the T shirts that Obama's supporters wear at Obama's rally? The words on the T shirts are so rude and even shouldn't talk in family table.
McCain Palin people went extreme sometimes but Obama Biden people also went extreme.

Posted by: davidhtinkyaw | October 26, 2008 1:02 PM

Fight to the end McCain, the Republic lies in the balance.

Posted by: hoimacoach | October 26, 2008 1:01 PM

If you cannot stand the heat Obama, go to Hawaii and work on your acceptance speech. Change we do without: Infanticide, Socialism, and soft on Islamofacism. Obama voted three times to not give medical assistance to children who survived abortions. Obama supports the culture of death, so women will not have to penalized with a child. Do not believe a word printed in the Washington Post, it was promoting voter fraud yesterday. Keep blasting McCain. Full guns blazing.

Posted by: hoimacoach | October 26, 2008 12:57 PM

goaway, excuse me, but EVERY American vote matters. You just made a big statement. Obama supporters say the only vote that counts are the one for Obama. Thank you, goaway for confirming it. Wake up America!

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 26, 2008 12:57 PM

uzanabria1 writes "The Left has now unleashed demeanor against Joe the Plumber, which could be as well "Joe the People". Most plumbers do not have money to go to technical schools and learn through informal, on the job, training. However, because he does not have a certification and has a modest house, these modern Marxists have disqualified him as plumber."

Leaving aside that "has now unleashed demeanor" doesn't actually make sense in the English language, what's interesting about Joe the plumber is that his question was based on fear and fabrication. He doesn't have the money to buy his boss's plumbing business. Even if he WAS making a quarter million dollars a year, his tax increase would amount to around a whopping $700. $700 out of $250,000! Oh the hardship! The humanity! It's communism I tells ya! But, given that the dude has nowhere near that kind of income, he'll get a tax break like most everyone else under Obama. But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your hysteria. Clearly the end is nigh!

Posted by: Chip_M | October 26, 2008 12:55 PM

The best comments so far!
The ONLY extremists that I've seen in this campaign have been McCain/Palin supporters. Who is going to protect the rest of America from these extremists? Certainly NOT Shoot From The Hip, hot-tempered, Dr. Strangelove McCain.

Hopefully, we won't have to listen to "Bomb, bomb Iran" anymore after this election from the man who claims to have been tested, but has, in fact, failed most of his tests: 894/899 in his naval academy graduating class with a major in wrestling. He crashed more training planes than is normally allowed for most trainees (those without dad and grandfather admirals). He failed honesty and integrity in the Keating Five scandal. He failed good judgement by serving on a board that was involved with death squads in South America. He failed his country by picking Sarah Palin (apparently one whose delusions of grandeur and corruption exceed even those of John McCain) to be VP.
Finally, he failed human decency and honor by running the most despicable and sleazy campaign in the history of this country.
How can any sane person trust a man who tries desperately to win the presidency by nonstop fearmongering?

Posted by: Speakerforhope | October 26, 2008 12:35 PM

Posted by: sirrhinorocks | October 26, 2008 12:52 PM

Republicans might as well stay home on election day, your vote doesn't matter anyway.

Posted by: goaway41 | October 26, 2008 12:50 PM

If the Republicans really cared about the country instead of themselves they would not stoop to such negative fear tactics.

Posted by: joetarcy | October 26, 2008 12:49 PM

Ouch. The Righties are going to lose this election and instead of trying to pick up the pieces of their broken party all they can do is complain, complain, complain. I hope the sane wing of the conservative party awakens and regains control in the near future. Otherwise they're doomed.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | October 26, 2008 12:48 PM

...10 more days...

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 26, 2008 12:46 PM

Together with Obama's refusal to release his original sealed birth certificate, which was sealed when he was adopted by his Indonesian step dad, and his socialistic tendencies, Americans will make the right choice on November 4.

The media wants us all to believe that Obama has already won but this is far from the truth. The manner in which Obama supporters attack others online and verbally in person for criticizing Obama has made the "Bradley Effect" much more powerful than ever before.

Obama will be shocked when he loses. It is best he owned up to his prior Indonesian citizenship and his other name, Barry Soetoro, instead of trying to hide it from the public. A dual citizen cannot be President of the USA.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 26, 2008 12:44 PM

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 26, 2008 12:43 PM

You can be rest assured that Barry Soetoro has not forgotten his Indonesian lessons. Barack Obama has not forgotten his lessons from Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA member, and he has not forgotten the sermons of Rev. Wright.
We can forget about Bill Ayers, since that is not really verifiable as to how close he is with him but Obama's Indonesian connection, his connection with Frank Marshall Davis and his connection with Rev Wright is verifiable.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 26, 2008 12:40 PM

The more the McCain/Palin ticket implodes, the less access rightwing wackos and cranks like uzanabria1 and manolete will have to rational thought.

Your frothing at the mouth and you're calling someone else an extremist?

Posted by: itchy2008 | October 26, 2008 12:40 PM

The ONLY extremists that I've seen in this campaign have been McCain/Palin supporters. Who is going to protect the rest of America from these extremists? Certainly NOT Shoot From The Hip, hot-tempered, Dr. Strangelove McCain.

Hopefully, we won't have to listen to "Bomb, bomb Iran" anymore after this election from the man who claims to have been tested, but has, in fact, failed most of his tests: 894/899 in his naval academy graduating class with a major in wrestling. He crashed more training planes than is normally allowed for most trainees (those without dad and grandfather admirals). He failed honesty and integrity in the Keating Five scandal. He failed good judgement by serving on a board that was involved with death squads in South America. He failed his country by picking Sarah Palin (apparently one whose delusions of grandeur and corruption exceed even those of John McCain) to be VP.
Finally, he failed human decency and honor by running the most despicable and sleazy campaign in the history of this country.
How can any sane person trust a man who tries desperately to win the presidency by nonstop fearmongering?

Posted by: Speakerforhope | October 26, 2008 12:35 PM

The Left has now unleashed demeanor against Joe the Plumber, which could be as well "Joe the People". Most plumbers do not have money to go to technical schools and learn through informal, on the job, training. However, because he does not have a certification and has a modest house, these modern Marxists have disqualified him as plumber.
MSNBC has sold to the left who has a lot of money, mostly from "un-named sources". Those "un-named" sources are the Hugo Chavez's of the world funneling their Narco-Petro dollars to try to tell us who our next president should be.
Let’s vote for McCain to stop the Obama/Harry Read/Nancy Pelosi Communist agenda for America.

Posted by: uzanabria1 | October 26, 2008 12:33 PM

Good Cristian's, those evangelical republicans. Faced with losing power to people of intelligent thought, they resort to gutter morals and display the colors of greed and corruption in ernest. No wonder the framers of this government separated church form issues of state. The first thing they did after assuming power was to try throwing each other under the bus. Time to return to politics of progress and education for all and if thats socialism then we should correct the errors of past socialist efforts and improve the life of all those who are real Americans and not just the greedy among us.

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | October 26, 2008 12:31 PM

The Republican campaigns this century are becoming more and more reminicent of Germany in the early thirties. Seig Heil Seig Heil Seig Heil

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 26, 2008 12:25 PM


Posted by: Manolete | October 26, 2008 11:36 AM:
"We don't need another idiot in the White House that will destroy America and the American values we treasure and hold dear."

you mean like the idiot that's been in the whitehouse for eight years? i agree. that's why i voted for obmama/biden.

Posted by: hartwell1 | October 26, 2008 12:24 PM

We are witnessing the most shameful example of character assassination against Sarah Palin.
For the left it is OK to use University Dissertation to attach your own country, to use high Office of Government to abuse young interns, to lie.
The left has now a multi-million dollars bank from questionable sources. With this money they can buy the New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post and other sources to tell Americans who our next president should be.
But the people of America will reject the possibility of falling into the OBAMA/HARRY READ/NANCY PELOSI “share the wealth around” Socialist Agenda for America.

Posted by: uzanabria1 | October 26, 2008 12:23 PM

The Way That We Should See McCain and Palin From Now On:
Maverick Personality Disorder: A New Diagnosis:
http://tinyurl.com/5ggtte

Posted by: janawalter87 | October 26, 2008 12:22 PM

The politics of desperation are playing out now in the Republican Party. The politics of preserving wealth for the super-rich (you know, those CEOs with the big golden parachutes) is alive and well in the Republican campaign. Listen to McCain keep begging to give the super-wealthy more tax cuts.

Posted by: EarlC | October 26, 2008 12:20 PM

Manolete spewed:

Save America from militant extremists!

Seems to me the "militant extremists" are the Palin-McCain supporters who are screaming: Communist! Socialist! And doing the race baiting with fraudulent attacks so their candidates win. Now THAT's extreme!

Posted by: wes1155 | October 26, 2008 12:06 PM

"What is wrong with the extremists in the liberal media?"

Maybe they aren't extreme? Maybe you are?
Something to consider.

Posted by: vraymond | October 26, 2008 12:01 PM

Manolete, thanks! I get it!
Hussein Obama will
rape our women,
made everybody see the doctors,
blow up the Pentagon,
lower taxes to poor,
make Ayers the head of Homeland Security
get us out of the war Americans do not want,
convert Roman Pope into Shiite Muslim
raise taxes on the bankers who are now bailed out by ungrateful taxpayers,
send Sarah Palin 4 years subscription to
"Mein Kampf" magazine.

Thank you, you convinced me,
I won't vote for Hussein Barak,
I'll vote for Barak Obama instead.

Posted by: Serge_Birbrair | October 26, 2008 11:57 AM

What is wrong with the extremists in the liberal media?

The liberal media are the ones who didn't have the spine or integrity to expose Bush's lies about the war in Iraq and many other excesses of their administration. The liberal media is responsible for the election of a republican idiot to the White House!,....and here we go again...

The liberal media is now supporting another idiot with their propaganda of lies in support of Barack Hussein, the most extreme and radical and militant candidate this country has ever seen!

We don't need another idiot in the White House that will destroy America and the American values we treasure and hold dear.

Americans need to wake up and ignore the liberal media mind control propaganda and vote for the only candidate that loves America, John McCain, a true patriot that risked his life for our country.

Save America from militant extremists!
Vote for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 26, 2008 11:36 AM

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