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A Debate About McCain


Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), arrives for a technical walk-through of the debate site in advance of the presidential debate with Democrat rival Barack Obama at Belmont University in Nashville, Oct. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

By Dan Balz
NASHVILLE -- Every debate, every encounter, every moment of Campaign 2008 is its own mini-drama. Tuesday's debate at Belmont University is no exception. The focus is all on John McCain.

Since his first debate with Barack Obama, McCain has seen his fortunes take a turn for the worse. His post-convention, Sarah Palin-generated bounce began to fade. The economic meltdown shifted the playing field to terrain more hostile to his candidacy. His handling of the negotiations in Washington drew sharp criticism.

More troublesome for McCain has been the political impact of all those factors on the state of the race. Over the past three weeks, there has been an across-the-board shift toward Obama, to the point that, without a reversal, McCain is threatened with losing the election -- and not by the whisker that many had predicted earlier.

McCain has, for now, ceded Michigan, once a prime pickup target for the GOP, to Obama. Bellwether Ohio, a state that no Republican has lost while winning the presidency, is trending away from McCain. Solid red North Carolina is, for now at least, a toss up.

Florida, which broke Al Gore's heart eight years ago and then moved decisively to President Bush four years later, also is in that category, partly out of neglect by McCain's campaign. Virginia and Colorado, two of this year's new battlegrounds, look favorable to Obama. The electoral map looks awfully promising for Obama. For now, at least.

But this is not late October. There are still four weeks of hard campaigning left. The twists and turns have come at a dizzying pace in this campaign. Think how rapidly perceptions -- and the campaign narrative they have driven -- have changed just in the last few months.

Obama's foreign trip was considered a triumph on the weekend he returned to Chicago. Within two weeks, thanks to a concerted strategy by the McCain campaign to bring him down to earth with mocking ads linking him to Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton, the trip was seen, at best, as a questionable exercise and at worst as a demonstration of hubris by the Democratic nominee.

Then came Denver and the Invesco Field acceptance speech and, it seemed, Obama had put his campaign on track. Then came Palin's selection, judged harshly by the political cognoscenti but received enthusiastically by the Republican faithful, and by mid-September, Democrats were grumbling about what had gone wrong with the Obama campaign.

Now it is less than a month later. Obama appears to be cruising and McCain stumbling. Every shift in campaign tactics by McCain is seen through the prism of an operation in distress. That's why McCain is on the hot seat for Tuesday's debate.

What are his options? Even his running mate, offering encouragement from her perch, says it's time to take off the gloves and go after Obama. Through advertising and in campaign trail rhetoric, that's the direction McCain has charted. But the other piece of wisdom that must be rolling around in McCain's head is the warning that town hall audiences don't like confrontation, attacks or anything particularly nasty.

So calibrating his performance Tuesday becomes especially difficult. In the first debate, McCain wouldn't even look at his younger rival. That's not really possible when the two will be less tethered to specific spots on the stage at Belmont. Can he be engaging and still engage?

Town halls invite civility. That's one of the reasons McCain proposed doing a series of town halls with Obama over the summer and fall. It was, his advisers know, his hope of conducting a different kind of campaign, one in which the two nominees might even share a meal after their joint performances. McCain long has envisioned this kind of a presidential campaign, something out of the ordinary.

The irony now is that, when McCain finally gets Obama on the stage for a town hall style debate, the pressure on him is to discard his traditional instincts and go after his opponent. That reality may cause McCain to be even more resentful toward Obama for rejecting what seemed like an eminently sensible proposal. But this campaign is leagues away from all that now.

The other challenge for McCain is finding ways to raise the questions he wants to raise about Obama during a debate in which the all-enveloping economic crisis demands serious attention and discussion by the candidates. Obama mocked McCain's campaign advisers on Monday for suggesting they wanted to turn the page on the economic crisis and move to character issues.

What McCain and his team really want is breathing room. They know the economy won't go away, but as long as the markets continue a roller coaster ride that is more down than up and the problem spreads globally, they can't easily interject anything else into the conversation.

McCain can't avoid talking about it, nor does he plan to. But one of the fundamental realities of a campaign driven by fundamentals is that Democrats benefit when the economy dominates.

So it would seem the deck is stacked against McCain, for Tuesday's debate and generally. But how many times has he been counted out already in this campaign? How much did Palin exceed the generally low expectations for her in last weeks' debate? How often has Obama faced questions about his own focus or strategy?

Only a few debates ever rise to the category of game-changers. McCain may need something just short of that to shift the narrative back in his direction -- a winning performance or at least one that erases some of the questions that have emerged recently and that puts Obama on the defensive.

McCain will have a final opportunity to engage his opponent on Oct. 15 at Hofstra University. Outside events will continue to shape perceptions. No one can predict the degree of public anxiety over the economic situation in a few weeks.

Things may not change significantly for McCain but there is time for that to happen, if McCain finds the right voice. Haley Barbour, the governor or Mississippi and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, likes to say, nothing is ever as good or bad as it seems. That's what has to propel McCain at this moment.

By Post Editor  |  October 7, 2008; 12:42 PM ET
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Man, can anyone chronicle the Sarah Palin story in her short period of being in the spotlight. It is starting to get confusing.

1. She comes on the scene on McCain’s inauguration

2. She is kept hidden from the press

3. Than her selected interviews – SNL tells it best

4. She debates Biden – I think

5. After the debate, McCain camp says no more interviews

6. Now the Troopergate report (think McCain will let her do any interviews)

7. What’s next...will her Secessionists be finally revealed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eniG9l_7its&eurl=http://news.vodpod.com/watch/4435

8. I just listen to Palin stump speech after the TROOPERGATE report came out. Her new stump speech is taking care of children with special needs. This is the same woman who held the head of wolf pups and shot them in the head one by one (you can google it and get the scoop -- it is also in the TROOPERGATE report). Yes, we need a woman with such compassion for life involved with children with special needs.

Her and MICHAEL VICK probably pal around.

Posted by: steveeyes | October 11, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

"That's one of the reasons McCain proposed doing a series of town halls with Obama over the summer and fall. It was, his advisers know, his hope of conducting a different kind of campaign, one in which the two nominees might even share a meal after their joint performances. McCain long has envisioned this kind of a presidential campaign, something out of the ordinary."

That sounds nice, but I don't believe a word of it. Not now. A lot of independents and even democrats had great respect for McCain when he ran in 2000, and great sympathy for the way he was knocked out of the race by Bush's smear campaign. He's squandered that respect and sympathy by running an even uglier campaign against Obama. Just because he didn't get his way with the town hall meetings is no excuse to throw his supposed desire for a different kind of campaign out the window. The voting public isn't stupid. We see the huge disconnect between the rhetoric and the reality. He stands up at every rally and debate and talks up his honor while running a campaign that utterly betrays it. He's sold his soul and, unlike the Wall Street bailout, no one can force the American public rescue him from moral bankruptcy. He's become one of the agents of intolerance he used to decry.

Posted by: Chip_M | October 10, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Please see the following video, you will see that all the bailout crisis was created by Democrats and they now blame Republicans. Democrats are good liars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs

Posted by: nononsense3 | October 8, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Mccain mentioned Joe Lieberman several times during the debate and didn't mention Sarah Palin at all. He also didn't mention the word "maverick". The only one who is really unknown is Sarah Palin and McCain is not giving any info on her to change this. I bring this up as well as the maverick label they both have used to descrbe themselves because only 9% of America believes we are going in the right direction and this is linked to Bush/Cheney more than anybody. Nothing McCain said tonight made a strongpoint of his differences from the Bush/Cheney administration, but Obama made a point of connecting them. There was no "maverick" talk from McCain. The Mc/Palin duo would be better off spending their time showing America the seperation they have from this administration than going after Obama for his past associations. McCain sided with Bush 90% of the time and unless McCain is willing to prove to America he will not be four more years of Bush/Cheney, he & Palin have lost this race.....as will other Republicans running in senate races.

Waste your time on finger pointing if it makes you feel better, but there is no worse association past or present than McCain's association with Bush. He has got to figure out a way to counteract this and mudslinging Obama is not working with those who are undecided. They see foreclosure, job loss, high gas prices, 2 trillion dollars of lost pension and a Wall Street melt down. "The buck stops here" is what America is feeling and the "here" is this administration. Right or not right, fair or unfair, this is the reality. Mc/Palin has to fight the right battles if they want to win this election. The right battles to fight are the economy & Bush/Cheney. America wants a viable plan with viable leaders and mudslinging is not the answer.....not when the reality of America's perception is McCain's worse and closest association being with Bush/Chaney!

Posted by: leah1946 | October 8, 2008 2:59 AM | Report abuse

McCain divorced his first wife because she was a political liability.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html

Posted by: gauthor | October 8, 2008 2:44 AM | Report abuse

One of the most useless threads I have yet seen. Obama fans say he won, despite his stumbling, inept answering of several questions. If told you the sky is green, you buy the argument. Obama is a mile wide and inch deep, and as his stumbling, bumbling performance tonight showed...he cannot think on his feet. The best he can do is to somehow equate McCain with Bush, which works well for the uneducated media fed folks out there. McCain dislikes Bush and has worked against him and for the country many times...as well as running against him for President...or has everyone forgotten that?

Thinking outside the box to you people appears to be synonym for Obama saying whatever comes into his head whether it answers the question or not. Thinking on his feet apparently means the same thing to you.

I teach public speaking at the University level and spent many years in public and National Security policy at the highest levels, especially in the Clinton administration. Sen Obama is an inexperienced, naive politician whom the country may elect just because he is different. Is that all it takes? Whatever happened to being qualified? What has he done or even tried that qualifies him? Two good books and a good speech? Making you feel good? Does he get to be President just because he wants to and the guy in there now is awful?

I am serious - tell me anything he has done to warrant this worship. Didn't think so. The arrogance is astonishing, and our myopia is scary.

The worst economy since the Depression, and you folks want to elect someone who has pledged to raise taxes on the folks who can get us out of it (small and large business owners)? Does it not dawn on you that no President has ever raised taxes and improved an economy? Hubert Hoover really was the last guy to try it to the level that Hoover says he wants to try (look it up).

Churchill said it best: "Taxing oneself into prosperity he is same as standing in a bucket and trying pick yourself with the handle." It has never, ever worked.

Think people, please think about turning the most important job in the world over to a man who is woefully unqualified and inexperienced and whose political philosophy, as explained in his two autobiographies (read them) is the most liberal, socialist agenda ever put forth by either party.

Posted by: coop2911 | October 7, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Both these guys are now proposing to spend our way out of the coming recession. Hasn't that been the problem? Not exactly inspirational, that. Neither was John McCain, and he needed to be tonight. Anything less than a knockdown would not be enough and a comment like "that one" isn't it. He is about to become a footnote in history.

Posted by: rmpatera | October 7, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama won. He communicates better his ideas and is more clear... He looked very Presidential!

Posted by: d_hyperion | October 7, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama can think outside the box - its time for a dynamic leader and not one that says "my way or the highway" - its counterproductive as shown by the past 8 years! McCain has the same republican thought process - they dont learn from their mistakes and they hold their ideologies so closely they cant see beyond it for the solutions!

Posted by: smashem | October 7, 2008 10:32 PM

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I know. I had no idea what McCain meant by "PRECONDITIONS" when speaking with world leaders until Obama told us in the first debate. Telling leaders of another country it's my way or the highway before talks has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. No wonder why everyone hates us. This crap has to stop.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain says he knows what it's like to go through tough times. Do ya think he has to eat Smart Ones Microwave dinners like me.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama can think outside the box - its time for a dynamic leader and not one that says "my way or the highway" - its counterproductive as shown by the past 8 years! McCain has the same republican thought process - they dont learn from their mistakes and they hold their ideologies so closely they cant see beyond it for the solutions!

Posted by: smashem | October 7, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

McCain has said 'My Friend ' sooo much it's now disingenuous. Pure Pablum.

Ah those talking points from McCain. no need to think. No wonder he keeps repeating the same answers over and over .

Posted by: ripley8 | October 7, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

I am in the military, have been to Iraq and other tourist locations at the expense of the taxpayers.

Saying this, I once highly respected McCain, but the way he has behaved has sullied his own reputation. He is rapidly approaching the description of "grumpy old man." And Palin? Well, she quick frankly scares the h--- out of me. Reminds me of Ollie North on heels, without the intelligence.

And, given that our economy is tanking due to the gambles of Wall Street, we need someone who isn't the gambler McCain is. (Btw, funny how the religious right wing is supporting a man who cheated on his wife, gambles at an obscene level with his buddies in the industry, and who is flinging dirt and yet claims to be bipartisan.)

Posted by: tarheeler | October 7, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

doesnt mccain understand that what you have done for years doesnt work - those sanctions sure showed Castro!

Posted by: smashem | October 7, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

My Friends, vote for me and you get a hot swimsuit model to back me up if I should meet my maker while in office, my friends. My friends, do you believe anything I say while constantly repeating "my friends"? I don't even believe myself, my friends.

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 7, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

GO MCCAIN! HE IS BEATIN THE BRICKS OFF OF OBAMA. NO WONDER WHY OBAMA WOULD NOT ATTEND TOWN HALLS WITH MCCAIN!!!!
CLEAR CHOICE FOR ME. MCCAIN/PALIN ALL THE WAY!!

Posted by: arwah | October 7, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

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I am laughing at the comments from the excuse for a presidential candidate that the Democratic Party has put forward. He is a joke. He is nervous. He is talking all over the map when speaking and not answering questions; at least McCain is trying to answer the question. He is adolescent looking and behaving.

McCain's debate performance is excellent. Obama looks like a fool.

The audience's reaction to Obama's statements vary from confusion to boredom.

Please John, save us from this pseudo professioral condescending young man."

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oh please --- quite a few times McCain sounded just like Palin. talking in circles and not making sense. Not to mention lying.


Posted by: ripley8 | October 7, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Hate to be a nitpicker, but if this was an assignment in my journalism class, I would have failed for saying McCain's ads linked Obama to "Brittany Spears"

Check your spelling.

Posted by: pkumar12 | October 7, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I am laughing at the comments from the excuse for a presidential candidate that the Democratic Party has put forward. He is a joke. He is nervous. He is talking all over the map when speaking and not answering questions; at least McCain is trying to answer the question. He is adolescent looking and behaving.

McCain's debate performance is excellent. Obama looks like a fool.

The audience's reaction to Obama's statements vary from confusion to boredom.

Please John, save us from this pseudo professioral condescending young man.

Posted by: skinsfanmoyo | October 7, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama is soooooooooooooo loosing. He is know breaking the debate rules. On the defense. He can't keep up with Mccain

Posted by: arwah | October 7, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

I love it! Obama just hit McCain with Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

John McCain just confirmed that he will treat Healthcare as a commodity. He would give people a $5000 voucher to shop for health insurance, like you go to the outlet mall and buy stuff. How out of touch can you get?

Posted by: luckdress | October 7, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

just heard - McCain said he supported the Marines going into Lebanon ... but .....

McCain seriously misstated his vote concerning the marines in Lebanon. He said that when he went into Congress in 1983, he voted against deploying them in Beirut. The Marines went in Lebanon in 1982, before McCain came to Congress. The vote came up a year into their deployment, when the Marines had already suffered 54 casualties. What McCain voted against was a measure to invoke the War Powers Act and to authorize the deployment of U.S. Marines in Lebanon for an additional 18 months. The measure passed 270-161, with 26 other Republicans (including McCain) and 134 Democrats voting against it.

Posted by: ripley8 | October 7, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

And let us not forget G Gordon Liddy, who supports and has donated thousands to McCain.

During the Waco disaster Liddy openly advocated killing ATF agents with "head shots".

McCain and the RNC are truly despicable.
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Gordon Liddy is an ex-FBI agent who went to jail as a participant in the Watergate scandal which had Nixon impeached. Gordon Liddy was seen recently advocating in college campuses that students should carry concealed weapons and teaching them that when they pull the weapon out is to shoot, and that when they shoot they shoot to kill.

Posted by: ripley8 | October 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

someone keep McCains seat in congress warm and a one way bus ticket to Alaska to Palin.

Posted by: ripley8 | October 7, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Yeah My Friends, I can do it. I have the record My Friends. I can reach across the isle my friends. We can reprocess that spent nuclear fuel my friends.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain seems angry... Country bumpkin question... need an interpreter... Obama looks cool and ready to rock and roll... attached McCain to trickle down... McCain got the Shucky Green shuffle going... McCain has a plan... drill baby drill

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 7, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 6:54 AM

WASHINGTON - GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.

McCain's ties are facing renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago. The council's founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

I shall twitter...

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 7, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

" one other challenge for McCain is finding ways to raise the questions he wants to raise about Obama during a debate in which the all-enveloping economic crisis demands serious attention and discussion by the candidates."

Maybe we should listen for lots of clever segues tonight.. Answers that begin "and speaking of terrorists..." No matter what the question.

Posted by: davidscott1 | October 7, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

"TERROIST, KILL HIM, TREASON," ARE RANTS FROM THE MCCAIN/PALIN RALLY'S.

"CHANGE, HOPE, OBAMA," ARE CHEERS YOU HEAR FROM THE OBAMA/BIDEN RALLY'S.

A WAY TO JUDGE THE CHARACTERS OF THE CANDIDATES IS THE TYPE OF SUPPORTERS THEY ATTRACT.

I THINK OBAMA CLEARLY HAS THE POSITIVE AND RIGHT CHANGE FOR AMERICA.

MCCAIN HAS NEGATIVITY, NO HOPE AND A DIM VISION FOR AMERICA.

ON NOV. 4TH VOTE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE WITH OBAMA/BIDEN 08

Posted by: amosdefnails | October 7, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

B. DISABLING INTERNATIONAL LAW

The unilateral U.S. decision to go to war in Iraq violated the United Nations Charter, setting a dangerous precedent for other countries to seize any opportunity to respond militarily to claimed threats, whether real or contrived, that must be "pre-empted." The U.S. military has also violated the Geneva Convention, making it more likely that in the future, other nations will ignore these protections in their treatment of civilian populations and detainees.

C. UNDERMINING THE UNITED NATIONS

At every turn, the Bush Administration has attacked the legitimacy and credibility of the UN, undermining the institution's capacity to act in the future as the centerpiece of global disarmament and conflict resolution. The efforts of the Bush administration to gain UN acceptance of an Iraqi government that was not elected but rather installed by occupying forces undermines the entire notion of national sovereignty as the basis for the UN Charter. It was on this basis that Secretary General Annan referred specifically to the vantage point of the UN Charter in his September 2004 finding that the war was illegal

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

This election boils down to a few fundimental questions. Do you really believe that the Republican idea of tax breaks for the rich and extreme deficit speanding actually helps the economy? Every study I have seen (including one by the none too liberal Wall Street Journal) shows that the economy grows about twice as fast when Democrats are in power. In addition Democratic rule results in less deficit spending (or in the case of the Clinton administration, a repayment of much of the deficit), and less disparity in wealth.

Is McCain's idea of staying in Iraq until we "win" a practical affordable option? As an ex USAF officer and pilot I can say with some confidence that our military has become essentially impotent because of our time in Iraq. In some sense it doesn't really even matter what McCain thinks about winning in Iraq because we will be forced to leave due to the impossible strain on our military. In addition the war has drained our budget and made us far less safe because we cannot respond to other threats. It is no coincidence that Korea built a bomb while we were in Iraq, or that Iran is well on their way to a nuke, they know we can't really do anything about it. As well, Russia realized that we were in no position to counter them in Georgia.

At 72 can McCain handle the stress of being President. I would say that the answer to this is that he is already showing signs of breaking under the strain. Picking Palin with no vetting, suspending his campaign, postponing and then showing up for the last debate, these are signs of a man who is out of control and making irrational decisions.

Finally, what would happen if McCain died and Palin had to take over. I cannot imagine a serious person actually believing that Palin is equipped to handle the Presidency. She seems reasonably comfortable reading from a teleprompter, but that's about it. Even her supposedly satisfactory performance at the VP debate was scary. Those questions that she answered recived nothing more than bits of the speaches that were written for her, and when she got a question she didn't know how to answer she simply answered a different one. I think Palin believes that being President is like being an actor. You read your lines with lots of homey enthusiasm and everyone cheers, but the President is supposed to actually be able to answer questions with some thought and incite. If the phone rings at 3 am does anyone even entertain the idea that Palin would know what to do or say.

I was a big McCain fan for many years, but that McCain seems to have died after the 2000 election, and that McCain would never dishonor himself the way the new McCain seems to do on a regualr basis.

Posted by: bjuhasz | October 7, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama the "BLACK LORD"

As a Chicago community organnizer making a mere 50K a yr

Bought a 1.5 million dollar home.........HOW?..........Ayers!!! Thats how

McCain part of the Keating (5) along with Sen John Glen Democrat

John Glen The same one working with Sen Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The two headed coin!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama voted with bush many times.... Obama =Bush Oh Yes!!!!!!!!!!

Why cant we see Obama's school records or his campaign fund records why are these UN Available?

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How come we can't see your name on the bottom of this post. I'll take Obama the Terrorist over McCain any day of the week. As long as Obama is fighting the neo-con war profiteers it's all good with me. I think Bush knew this was gonna happen that's why he's building a police state. God, I can't wait to see Bush in jail.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Find out why Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are impeding Republican efforts to investigate Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Even Bill Clinton blames the democrats for obstructing efforts to investigate these corrupt institutions and their executives who stole tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

In 2005, Sen. McCain co-sponsored a bill to tighten control of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The bill was opposed primarily by House Democrats led by Rep. Frank Barney who wanted little control or oversight of these financial giants. Read the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 that was co-sponsored by Sen. McCain and rejected by House Democrats.

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Liar! Liar Liar Liar! In 2005 the Repukes had control and could've done whatever they wanted. I think it took them a while to figure that out because they have an ad out now with the date changed to 2006.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I see that 'fear' tactic is in full swing for the McCain/Bush campaign.

This tactic is truly 'home grown' terrorism (whether they realize it or not).

Let's talk about the real issue:

The Economy

How many people need to lose their jobs before people in this country realize that McCain & Palin are not average citizens (they are very much out of touch with us)?

Posted by: ssanford00 | October 7, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

As you can see from my last post the GOP is still desperate to "Turn The Page on The Economy".

It is not working. Just as they gain traction the StockMarket plunges. (No connection suggested, tempting though). As a result Economy remains King of the Issues.

You got to give Bill Clinton and his team credit.
It IS the Economy Stupid.
We just did not know he was talking to McCain

Posted by: guytaur1 | October 7, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

This is a response to CNN that I could not do due to their ridiculous close off period.

Cindy McCain

Yeah Senator Obama has fought a real "dirt" campaign. So unfair and underhanded to fight on "THE ISSUES".

Your husband Senator McCain has fought the campaign of innuendo, guilt by association. Typical smear campaign of the Republican party.

Cindy McCain, I assume that this outburst is in response to the web attack ad by Obama campaign on Keating5. It makes me wonder why so sensitive? What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Posted by: guytaur1 | October 7, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT WAS OSAMA BEN LADIN GOOD FRIEND...SO, THINGS GOING SOUR BETWEEN THEM.
BUSH MAKING BUSINESS WITH OSAMA BEN LADIN FAMILY,I MEAN OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
THAT MAKE BUSH TERRORIST!!!

THE WOLRD KNOW EVRYTHING

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Interesting posts on religion(s). Thing is, as soon as someone says any group of people do not deserve happines, that person is officially a .....fanatic! Any religion that preaches hate & intolerance is not healthy. Neither Mohammed or Christ preached either.....I know there will be argument on this, but that proves that "religion crates division". The Qur'an largely encompasses the OT of the bible. It has it's differences, but the violence of the OT is equal to the violence in the Qur'an. The NT, with the words of Jesus, is all about love and tolerance. The Sermon On The Mount given by Christ gives an outline on how Christians should live, including how one should treat one's enemies. He doesn't talk about the use of violence.....so many Christians go to the OT for that support. Christianity, Islam and Judiism all have a history of violence and a presence of violence in today's world. Not any difference in the thought process either.....The violence is right or wrong depending on whom one talk's to.

Posted by: leah1946 | October 7, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Interesting posts on religion(s). Thing is, as soon as someone says any group of people do not deserve happines, that person is officially a .....fanatic! Any religion that preaches hate & intolerance is not healthy. Neither Mohammed or Christ preached either.....I know there will be argument on this, but that proves that "religion crates division". The Qur'an largely encompasses the OT of the bible. It has it's differences, but the violence of the OT is equal to the violence in the Qur'an. The NT, with the words of Jesus, is all about love and tolerance. The Sermon On The Mount given by Christ gives an outline on how Christians should live, including how one should treat one's enemies. He doesn't talk about the use of violence.....so many Christians go to the OT for that support. Christianity, Islam and Judiism all have a history of violence and a presence of violence in today's world. Not any difference in the thought process either.....The violence is right or wrong depending on whom one talk's to.

Posted by: leah1946 | October 7, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama the "BLACK LORD"

As a Chicago community organnizer making a mere 50K a yr

Bought a 1.5 million dollar home.........HOW?..........Ayers!!! Thats how

McCain part of the Keating (5) along with Sen John Glen Democrat

John Glen The same one working with Sen Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The two headed coin!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama voted with bush many times.... Obama =Bush Oh Yes!!!!!!!!!!

Why cant we see Obama's school records or his campaign fund records why are these UN Available?


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Good Morning Arizona
McCain Palin Country First
Obama Obama First
Do you know if Obama/Biden come with a Bacon Nator?

Posted by: nnia | October 7, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Millions in Illegal Contributions from Iran to Obama: Is Iran trying to influence the US elections? Well the records show yes. Iran would benefit with Obama in the White House.
According to both Washington Post and Reuters, Sen. Obama has raised millions of dollars in very questionable contributions including our enemy, Iran. The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) will not confirm whether they're conducting an investigation, but FEC has asked the Obama campaign to explain or to return some of it. That includes over $17,000 given in $25 increments by someone named "Good Will" and listing his employer as "Loving" and his occupation as "You". Someone using similar obviously false information donated even more, claiming to be from a different city.

It also includes millions of dollars from overseas donors. While past campaigns have placed stringent safeguards to ensure that all of that money was coming from U.S. citizens, the Obama campaign has not complied:


The FEC breakdown of the Obama campaign has identified a staggering $222.7 million as coming from contributions of $200 or less [note: more than half of the total]. Only $39.6 million of that amount comes from donors the Obama campaign has identified...
...The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom...

...[about $200,000 might be legit, but] others came from places as far as Saudi Arabia, Somalia, China, Iraq, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.


Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran! Read Washington Post report ... [Oct. 5, 2008].

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Yeah isn't it great! For once we'll get an honest President. John McCain took the Public financing, broke his own laws and is using the RNC to pay his way. Just like Obama said, it's broken. The system is broken and McCain is mad because Obama raised more money than him. Poor Baby!

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I'll be watching Tom Brokaw, an aggressive Republican partisan, who is an advisor to the McCain campaign in some capacity to do with dealing with the media?
Although there were days of media blather about Gwen Ifill's partisan leanings, Brokaw is MUCH, MUCH MORE aggressive and assertive, nothing will stop him if he can give McCain the upper hand and he'll be happy to grab it, with a smug smirk of his face!

I remember the debate in St. Louis very well, when Kerry, only Kerry, was asked at the last minute by a sweet young thing what HIS, only his, views were on abortion. I sensed her there, all through the debate, waiting, waiting, setting quietly on the left hand side of the front row and sure enough, she was picked to ask her question, and she came through for the Bush Regime. She was just waiting and watching all evening...and what a rehearsed question it was!
I thought Kerry's campaign and the DNC unforgivably ,pathetically clueless and they lost the election because they refused to look out for and take steps to thwart the GOP's dirty tricks and stand up for themselves, they were criminal in their neglect, almost.

I don't like Brokaw and I don't trust him. And .. no one can convince me that McCain didn't know the questions beforehand at the shameful Saddleback affair. And the media is fearful of even bringing up the question that McCain may have cheated.

Tonight I'll be watching for how fair the questions are and if there are more challenging ones directed at Obama than McCain.

Why are all of the debates being held in Southern States?

Posted by: strohblumen | October 7, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama, ACORN, and Fannie Mae: What exactly does a "community organizer" do? Barack Obama's rise has left many Americans asking themselves that question. Here's a big part of the answer: Community organizers intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to customers with poor credit (Source: Stanley Kurtz, The National Review).
What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. ACORN is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because ACORN works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. ACORN likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama.

In the name of fairness to minorities, community organizers occupy private offices, chant inside bank lobbies, and confront executives at their homes - and thereby force financial institutions to direct hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages to low-credit customers.

In other words, community organizers help to undermine the US economy by pushing the banking system into a sinkhole of bad loans. And Obama has spent years training and funding the organizers who do it. Read the shocking details...

Read the $700 Billion Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 bill passed by the US Senate by a vote of 74-25 and currently in the House of Representatives.

Find out why Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are impeding Republican efforts to investigate Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Even Bill Clinton blames the democrats for obstructing efforts to investigate these corrupt institutions and their executives who stole tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

In 2005, Sen. McCain co-sponsored a bill to tighten control of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The bill was opposed primarily by House Democrats led by Rep. Frank Barney who wanted little control or oversight of these financial giants. Read the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 that was co-sponsored by Sen. McCain and rejected by House Democrats.


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I will stand with the Muslims: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction - declared Barack Obama.

Posted by: nnia | October 7, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

>Nothing at all wrong being a muslim, buddist, catholic, christian,hindu or jewish. I just want to hear him say he will do all he can to destroy all radical groups including and specifically say each religion.

That not what you implied. at least stand by your bigotry.

So let me get this straight, you want Obama to say he will destroy all radical groups from every religon? Should he send you cookies and milk to chase the monster under you bed away too?

You are right on the edge of rational sanity here. Have you ever had your head examined? Just curious.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 7:17 PM

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Tell me about it! Bush has everybody labeled a Terrorist. If you want to kill everyone that Bush says is a terrorist, be my guest. The Palestinians are Terrorists because they want their land back. Chavez is a Terrorist because he won't bend over for Exxon/Mobil to stick it to him. Iran is a terrorist nation because they want nuclear technology. I can go on and on. It looks like you got a lot of killing to do. I don't know where your gonna get the help because the people in this country refuse to join up because Bush is Crazy. He's on a neo-con nation building kick that'll get us all killed. If their a threat against us, we take them out. Against our allies, we ask if they want help. No more killing for profit wars.. And Bush is making serious profits in Iraq. http://www.algore.org/blog/black_cell/bush_familys_war_profiteering

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Temple of the Dog.... Hunger Strike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXtqFBgovv0

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 7, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

When is the media going to stop repeating McCain's false narrative that Obama refused his offer of town halls over the summer? Obama countered with a proposal of his own for some town halls, but McCain didn't want to compromise. He wanted to dictate the terms to Obama, and then ramped up his nasty campaign when he didn't get his way. In fact, there was a story about the first 'undecided' town hall that McCain had asked Obama to attend - turned out it was loaded with pre-screened Republican supporters.

Posted by: jak2 | October 7, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I made a nice video for Barack Obama at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MBrFWuKkWQ

Obama 2008. God bless USA.

Posted by: wembakoy | October 7, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Millions in Illegal Contributions from Iran to Obama: Is Iran trying to influence the US elections? Well the records show yes. Iran would benefit with Obama in the White House.
According to both Washington Post and Reuters, Sen. Obama has raised millions of dollars in very questionable contributions including our enemy, Iran. The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) will not confirm whether they're conducting an investigation, but FEC has asked the Obama campaign to explain or to return some of it. That includes over $17,000 given in $25 increments by someone named "Good Will" and listing his employer as "Loving" and his occupation as "You". Someone using similar obviously false information donated even more, claiming to be from a different city.

It also includes millions of dollars from overseas donors. While past campaigns have placed stringent safeguards to ensure that all of that money was coming from U.S. citizens, the Obama campaign has not complied:


The FEC breakdown of the Obama campaign has identified a staggering $222.7 million as coming from contributions of $200 or less [note: more than half of the total]. Only $39.6 million of that amount comes from donors the Obama campaign has identified...
...The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom...

...[about $200,000 might be legit, but] others came from places as far as Saudi Arabia, Somalia, China, Iraq, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.


Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran! Read Washington Post report ... [Oct. 5, 2008].


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http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 7, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain has kicked up dirt hoping it will blind Obama. Instead he uncovered his own past with the Keatings emerging. One thing that is more telling about McCain is that he has had many convicted felons as bed fellows in some or other operation almost every decade.

Before all this Keating scandal we had a president by the name of Richard Nixon in the white house. Gordon Liddy was the chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit that existed during several years of Richard Nixon's Presidency. Along with E. Howard Hunt, Liddy masterminded the first break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in 1972. The subsequent cover-up of the Watergate scandal led to Nixon's resignation in 1974; Liddy served four and a half years in prison for his role in the burglary.

Later Gordon Giddy became a syndicated radio talk show host. Last November, McCain went on his radio show. Liddy greeted him as "an old friend," and McCain sounded like one. "I'm proud of you, I'm proud of your family," he gushed. "It's always a pleasure for me to come on your program.".

Some of the above excerpts were taken from the following two articles and you can read a more detailed account of McNuggets association with felon Liddy here.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/oped/chi-oped0504chapmanmay04,0,3136852.column

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Liddy

Posted by: JimFargo | October 7, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

An Unoriginal Question About William C. Ayers: Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman in the New York Times said the following:
"If John McCain had a long association with a guy who'd bombed abortion clinics, I don't think people would say, 'That's ancient history.' "

What if McCain had launched his political career in the living room of a former abortion clinic bomber who is now a respected professor at, say, a Christian college, who is unrepentant in his previous actions, but never charged with a crime, and was now pursuing a different avenue for his views ...

What if he'd given McCain a $200 campaign contribution eight years ago, and they'd served on a board together, and were "friendly" though they hadn't spoken in a while, and McCain had condemned his previous actions and didn't know him back then ...

What if right now McCain were ahead with a Republican wind blowing, and Obama were behind? What if Obama started attacking McCain about this guy? How would it look to you? How would the media react? And would it be a fair hit?

Watch the Hannity's America documentary which proves Sen. Obama had a closer relationship with the terror master than he admits.

Would the real Barack Hussein Obama stand up?

Posted by: nnia | October 7, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

THE SENTENCES SUM UP WHAT THE PARTY GOP REPUBLICAN STANDS FOR,AND THEY ARE:

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

OBAMA BIDEN 08!!!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Yes---and a box of chocolates!! Also about 100,000,000,000,000,000 barrels of oil from his friends so I can distribute it to all the people of this nation free of charge!!!!

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I never believed McCain's POW fairy tales.

He is not a hero.

A hero dies in combat.


Posted by: bobnsri | October 7, 2008 6:57 PM

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The only reason McCain got medals and a hero's welcome is because of his Daddy. Hero's don't have their war records sealed in Washington. He's never even seen combat. He bombed a bunch of Children, got shot down and sat out the way in luxury when they found out who his Daddy was. He says he has the Veterans on his side but he don't. Why do ya think our soldiers gave more money to Obama's campaign by a margin of 6 to 1. And he had the nerve to call Kerry yellow. He was in nasty combat. McCain is a fraud. A two timing lo-life that shouldn't even be in the Senate.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

>Yes muslims do have a right to happiness as do all people of all religions. But radicals of any religion should not have that right to happiness!!!

Who said it does? What does that have to do with Obama or McCain for that matter?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

>Nothing at all wrong being a muslim, buddist, catholic, christian,hindu or jewish. I just want to hear him say he will do all he can to destroy all radical groups including and specifically say each religion.

That not what you implied. at least stand by your bigotry.

So let me get this straight, you want Obama to say he will destroy all radical groups from every religon? Should he send you cookies and milk to chase the monster under you bed away too?

You are right on the edge of rational sanity here. Have you ever had your head examined? Just curious.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

The headline on the front page, instead of "McCain Between A Rock And A Hard Place," should be "McCain Between Barack And A Hard Place."

Posted by: bobmik1 | October 7, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

AMERICA IS IN DANGER!

OBAMA’S POLITICAL CAREER STARTED WITH HIS AFFILIATION WITH WILLIAM AYERS AND BERNARDINE DOHRN, THE UNREPENTANT TERRORISTS ... part of “The Weathermen” terrorist group which launched a campaign to bomb" the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. In the 90’s, both “Community Organizers” Ayers and Obama worked together for years, radicalizing the Chicago school system.

At a 1969 "War Council" in Flint, Michigan, Weatherman leaders Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn proclaimed that the time had come to launch a war against "Amerikkka". The Weather Underground went on to claim credit for some 25 bombings over the next several years, detonating explosives at the rebuilt Haymarket statue, a bathroom at the Pentagon, the Capitol barber shop, the New York City police headquarters, and a variety of other targets.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH RADICAL EXTREMISTS PUTS AMERICA IN DANGER of being taken over by a group of radical terrorists that would “change” America as Obama has promised;…but the change would be to fulfill the dreams of the Weathermen of overthrowing capitalism and launching a race war against the “white” United States.

AMERICANS OF ALL PARTIES MUST COME TOGETHER AND DEFEND OUR COUNTRY against dangerous terrorists and vote for a True American Patriot, John McCain!

AMERICA FIRST!
JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN

Posted by: Manolete | October 7, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Yes muslims do have a right to happiness as do all people of all religions. But radicals of any religion should not have that right to happiness!!!

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

THE SENTENCES SUM UP WHAT THE PARTY GOP REPUBLICAN STANDS FOR,AND THEY ARE:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

TO BOBNSRI
YOU KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT, MCCAIN IS NOT A HERO,A HERO DIES IN COMBAT
HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

>For all christians of all races!!! This is a long term plan by the radical muslims!!!All christians beware!!!

Your misguided views need a reality check. Another christian who thinks their views are supeior to everyone elses and everyone elses religon. Muslims have a right to persue happiness too.

Go read you bible. You obviously misunderstood it the first time through. You sound like your from the turn of the century. By the way the world isn't flat just in case you were wondering.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

WAKE UP AMERICA!! Why let these spoiled POS take down America!!

Fight for you life before the republicans
take that away from you!!

I would let not Osama kill America
why should we let the F U C K I N G
talibushies kill America!!

FIGHT!! Before your DEAD and BROKE...

VOTE OBAMA!!!!!

Posted by: 1-20-09 | October 7, 2008 6:53 PM

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Right now their robbing the stock market. Didn't you hear Bush's boy Cox call for a temporary ban on naked short selling last month, and the month before that. Naked short selling is illegal. Always has been. Their using their double short funds to loot us all. I'm not even taking my money out because as soon as the selling stops the media will start reporting good news and the market will go up 2000 points in one day. Only a sap plays to the tune of these criminals. They know all the information before you do so you can't win.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

THE SENTENCES SUM UP WHAT THE PARTY GOP REPUBLICAN STANDS FOR,AND THEY ARE:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Seems as many are voting for Obama for the color of his skin and not the character of his soul. Even black christians will be sorry if he wins. I personally would like to see Allan Keyes as president. He is a black man. He is sincere and intelligent with a clean history. A white man with the history of Obama would have been forgotten about a long time ago. If Obama wins then these are the last days of America!!!!! For all christians of all races!!! This is a long term plan by the radical muslims!!!All christians beware!!!

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I never believed McCain's POW fairy tales.

He is not a hero.

A hero dies in combat.

Posted by: bobnsri | October 7, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

>If Obama wins many christians living in these hard times will seem like the goods days in the future.

Hey, I had to put up with the last 8 years. You'll get through it. It will give you plenty of time to read your bible.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Does McCain really think he won big with those stupid Brittany ad's. Two days later Paris made a fool of him. The press is always telling us what we think. This race was never close. McCain is finished. Game over!

Posted by: HemiHead66 | October 7, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Look at the stock market and think what
Social Security would look like if
Bozo Bush got his stinkin hands on it!!

WAKE UP AMERICA!! Why let these spoiled POS take down America!!

Fight for you life before the republicans
take that away from you!!

I would let not Osama kill America
why should we let the F U C K I N G
talibushies kill America!!

FIGHT!! Before your DEAD and BROKE...

VOTE OBAMA!!!!!

Posted by: 1-20-09 | October 7, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I love these posts claiming that the Saudis paid for Obama's education. Absolutely hilarious.

But the real surprise is that the communist Vietnamese government has underwritten McCain's rise in politics. They flipped him during his years as a POW, and he has been an agent on their behalf ever since.

But even more frightening, the Vietnamese teamed with North Korea in the early 1990s to build support for McCain's eventual run for the presidency. Cindy McCain did not underwrite that first Senate campaign. No, it was North Korea. And they have been supporting him each step of the way. And you though global communism was nearly dead. Vote for McCain and you will have voted for the death of democratic government in the US.

Now, this must be true, because you read it on the internet.

Posted by: BwanaDik | October 7, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/fear-and-loathing-in-town-hall.html

Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Fear and Loathing in the Town Hall: A Predictive Fantasy

(The camera looks at the hall from above, into the hall, from the POV of the stage. Red meat has been hung from the walls and rafters, along with dollar bills which, upon closer inspection, are Monopoly money.

The crowd is seated. They are strangely quiet. Their manner is that between those who are waiting for their instructions, post-op surgical recoverees, and post-war survivors. They are slightly slumped, in the same posture.

The candidates enter from opposite sides of the rear of the stage and walk to their podiums. The crowd rises as one and cheers with a loud, aggressive fervor reflective of their desperation.
Obama is standing tall in stride, looking a bit overcome by the experience, although genuine. McCain is smiling--his cheerful public grimace, although there is some genuine pleasure. His eyes have the slightest glaze of a gradually oncoming fog.)

MODERATOR: Tonight is a different format--one where you, the public, can ask your questions directly to the candidates. None of the questions have been screened in advance, and the candidates have been given no advance notice of what the questions, or who the questioners, might be. And with that, we begin. Our first question:

CITIZEN 1: My name is Jan, I'm from Murfreesboro? I've been watching the news, and I'm scared. I can't say that I've listened much about the stock market before? But I know that it's going down, and that's bad. I don't know what's going to happen to my job, or my house, or my kids. My question is for Mr. McCain? What will you do to help us understand what is going on, and to make it clear just what you will do about it?

(Crowd applauds vigourously as Jan sits down with a bit of embarassment).

MCCAIN: (Holding the top of the rostrum with both hands and smiling): Well, first, I want to welcome each of you here tonight. You know, I know what each of you are feeling. I think that each of you must be scared--as I am, of not verifying myself in my father's and my grandfather's eyes. But, that's not so important today--or, at least saying it isn't. What is most important is to appear that I understand an economy that just months ago I said that I had little understanding of at all. I want to win. I need it, frankly, as a way of overcoming my own personal horrors and demons, of overcoming the anger that was bestowed and thrust, unwillingly, upon me. And that's why I'm still willing, even as the sharpest edges of mental function fade, to propel myself through this mass of insult. I understand how to respond to insult. With anger. And impulse. And that's what I'll bring to the White House, come January of 2009.

(Crowd applauds vigorously)

MODERATOR: The next question is for Senator Obama.

CITIZEN 2: Thanks. My name is Ross, from Shreveport. First-time caller, long-time listener. My question is: Senator Obama, it's not an error that you were given the middle name "Barack". We know that that is the same name of the murderous. Communist leader of Iran--and that's no accident. (A slight murmur from the crowd. The moderator looks vaguely stunned, but does not interrupt). Now, when you were going to Russia, with Bill Ayers, and dodging the draft--just like William Jefferson Clinton--(speaking more quickly now, more aggressively, turning to the crowd)--why weren't you here at home, saving our banks from the Liberals and the Socialists who want to take our money away from us and just give it to the terrorists?

SARAH PALIN: (Poking her head out from the wings, with a big smile): You betcha'!

(She withdraws).

OBAMA: Well. First of all, I also want to welcome you all here tonight. You know, I know that this is a difficult time. Many of you are worried about your jobs, your families, your homes. There are times that test a man's soul, and every woman's as well. And I know that this may be one of those times. I can understand why you would be frightened, even angry at what this nation has done. But we are a nation that has risen up in adversity even in the best of times, we found our strength, and honor, and courage, our ability to work as one, when faced with the most difficult situations. And I want to call on each of you, in that spirit of patriotic sacrifice, to join with me in that effort in the days ahead.

(Silence. Then applause, as the recognition of actual thought begins to spread through the crowd. It swells, and finally, subsides).

MODERATOR: The next question is for Senator McCain.

CITIZEN 3 (He is a man who appears to be in his early 40's wearing blue jeans that are stiff and obviously brand-new. They are perfectly creased. He is wearing a tight fitting, also obviously new T-Shirt that says "Average American...And Black With Rage!" beneath which is an American flag. He is wearing black wing-tip shoes. ). Senator McCain, I'm just an average American, just an average Joe, just your Average Joe-Sixpack (Blackberry begins ringing)...Oh...
excuse me...just...a...sec...my boss's phone...(whispering tensely into phone:) "No...I said sell. Sell. Yes, the entire portfolio. No, not Ghanan timber, for god's sake, gold, the lot of it. Jesus H....(tucks Blackberry back into pants pocket and then readjusts his stance to that of average Joe, slumping to one side again and changing his voice back to it's original tenor). Like I said, just an average Joe Sixpack. And I'm wonderin'. I heard what Mr. Hussein just said about "rising up", and I'm wonderin' if that's exactly what he wants to do! Oh, sure, he wants us to band together to rise up--where have we heard that before? Socialists! That's what they do! (crowd begins to murmur, and in the rising heat, the smell of the fresh meat begins to waft faintly through the hall). Rise up! That's what he wants to do! Well, we need to rise up! Against those kind of Socialist, Communist, Fascist, Atheist, Marxist policies! (the crowd is talking, some nodding their heads). And so what I want to ask you, Sen. McCain (crowd quiets), as an average everyday American, is this: What is it like, being a fighter pilot and all, when you know that Barack Hussein was out there, palling around with his Communist friends?

MCCAIN: Well, my friend--and by that, I mean that all of you are my friends--I'm glad you asked. Not everyone has had the luxury of gaining an education merely on the basis of their own talent, or the opportunity to travel the world learning how to be separate from important family members without their having significant pull, or to be able to experience the variety of foods that one has the chance to consume when they are paid for by the State. And, I can say that, in that way, I haven't been quiet as lucky. But I will say this--I will not look such fortune in the face and say: 'Fine, I'll work on education with the Bill Ayers of this world', "I'll be at the top of my class at Harvard", when I can be down, down there with you at the bottom! I know what it's like to be at the bottom when I've had all the opportunities--and I want to share that experience with those of you who have had none. You're angry. I'm angry. We have that in common. Let's be angry together, satisfied that, for another for four years, we've put those who have the arrogance to think for extended periods in their place, content in knowing that we're right--even if we're wrong.

CITIZEN 4: Hiya. My name is George, from Midland, altho' some would say Kennebunkport, heh, heh. I have a question for ya, John, and it's this. Listen: I'm goin' to be out of a job soon. Oil futures aren't lookin' that good, and I've got to tell ya', I didn't have too much luck there in the first place. So I'd like to ask ya, one flyin' man to another--what do you think I oughta do?

PALIN: (emerges from wings with purposeful strides to McCain's podium): I've got to take this one, John. Mr. Bush, if you can't figure out what you want to do after you leave and we move in, take a little time off, and then you come right up to Alaska. They love hunting just like you--and you can fly, you can learn to do it from a plane! The pipeline's big enough for any number of mistakes. So you come up here when you're finished--we've got plenty of bars with plenty of bowls of nuts and plenty of televisions right on Wasiila Main street--we'll take care of you right!

(Bush smiles and sits, crowd applauds, Palin, smiling and waving, exits).

CITIZEN 5: Well, look. This is a serious question. I'm John, from Carpenter. It's for both of you. I've got two kids, 4 and 6, a boy and a girl--so sweet. You know. My wife, she was working for the WaMu branch, center of town. It's closing next week. She's been looking in the ads, the newspapers, online--nothing. It's all she can do to keep a smile on her face for the kids. Myself, I built a commerical trucking business from the ground up. Sixteen years. Sweat everyday, grease on my hands, I can never get it out. We were never rich, but I made a good living. I didn't know about investing--who does, you're not born with it! Anyway, I went to an investment advisor, it seemed like the safe thing to do, protect the kids, plan for the future, not use my own dumb head (smiles). Well, he was so smart, and he was so sure, and he had it all planned out. And it looked so impressive on paper. Now--all of a sudden--it's gone. Everything is changing. It's changing so quickly. It seems like nobody--nobody knew. Not even the people who were supposed to! Everybody was talkin', makin noise, thinkin' of one thing: Themselves, themselves, themselves. Never worrying to think about someone else, about the future, about the next moment.

Well, now the next moment is here. And I wanna know--what are the two of you really gonna do about it?

(The room is quiet as his last word echoes in the hall. The raw meat is rocking, slowly in the air, and the paper bills are gently fluttering). You can see Palin in profile, standing in the wings, holding her chin in her hand. The two candidates stare straight ahead, holding the podium. They are silent).

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/fear-and-loathing-in-town-hall.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | October 7, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

I wish Obama would shove the whole Ayers nonsense right up McCains ass once and for all.

So what, he served on a charity board with him. Do you comprehend how rediculous this is?

They were doing things to HELP other poeple!

What Ayers did 40 years ago ( I'll say it again -40 years ago!) was in direct response to protesting the vietnam war. He was in his early 20s! No one was killed, no one was hurt. A lot of people did things like that. Go to youtube and see how many people were involved in violence against the gov. Was it dumb, yes.

Does that mean Ayers is the same person today? Does that mean ayers hasn't anything good since then? Absolutly not, in fact just the contrary.

Should McCain be held accountable today for the keating 5 right? I hear everyone saying "Oh, that was 20 years ago!"...


Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Check out rollingstone.com for a ten-page life story of John McCain. He used to hold his breath until he passed out when mad, and he has admitted he still has the temperament he had as a child. His is a life of privilege, self-entitlement, and poor judgement.

Posted by: davemarks | October 7, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Magoo who's 72 is between a rock and a hard place, better than being a dead Iraqi baby slaughtered for oil contracts. It's your lucky day War Criminal. Back to basics America. The ten billion a month to murder colored chillen from 40 grand to privatize their oil is gone. Obama and Democrats are shutting down your OIL GANGBANG and beating you senseless with your bloody crosses. Game Over Big Oil Boys. Eat the blood of your victims for lunch Republican maggots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: rhyer | October 7, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

If Obama wins many christians living in these hard times will seem like the goods days in the future.

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if McCain will drop the F bomb in the debate tonight, McCain is no stranger to the f word, see video at http://www.mccanes.com

You can watch McCain and Obama preparing for the debates, including out takes at http://www.watchdebate.com

See who won the watchdebate debator of the year award. http://www.Huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 7, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately it took a disaster of global proportions to finally turn an American election into a substancial discussion about issues. Issues, and how the respective candidates will handle them, are the only things that matter, and good on us if we force the desperate McCain camp to answer those questions for us.

Meanwhile, people lik "nnia" show us how desperate republicans are to put style, invective and outright lies over substance. Obaman, as "nnia" well knows, was a scholarship student.

Posted by: jimcummings | October 7, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a Maverick not because he's taken positions in opposition to Bush and the Republican Party, he's a Maverick because he's taken positions in opposition to himself!

Drilling in ANWAR? Was against it but now is for it.

Regulation of the financial sector? Was against it but now is for it.

Tax cuts for the wealthy? Was against them but now is for them.

Waterboarding of prisoners? Was against it but now is for it.

The estate tax? Was for it but now is against it.

Coastal drilling? Was against it but now is for it.

Running a clean campaign based on the issues? Was for it but now is against it?

It's hard to imagine anyone being more "Mavericky" than John McCain. He has a near-perfect record of voting in opposition to himself.

Posted by: BwanaDik | October 7, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Nothing at all wrong being a muslim, buddist, catholic, christian,hindu or jewish. I just want to hear him say he will do all he can to destroy all radical groups including and specifically say each religion.

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I listened to rush Limbaugh to see what he was up to and as usual he was raving on like a lunatic. He blames Obama for the bailout because " Obama is too far left." Meanwhile America is crumbling underneath its path of an ill future filled with fear. And to this tune the ones who created this whole mess went to a top resort complete with all the trimmings spa caviar and most expensive booth. You know they didn,t learn a lesson and it becomes clear they aren,t sweating it at all ..because they will be part of the burn and fall party of hving closeted buyers sapping up all of the failed adventures and stocks when all starts to roll which it is already in free fall. Please if this doesn,t shake the middle class up nothing will wake the innocent decieved up. Vote Democratic this time, your future and your children stand to benefit from your choice.
Obama/Biden

Posted by: grdn_nell | October 7, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Funny! Tell another one.

Posted by: davemarks | October 7, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

>Wish all of you repugs would give up on the whole Obama/Ayres thing.

Yeah, this was such a concern for McCain 3 months ago, right? It reeks of politics and thats why it isn't working. McCain doesnt genuine believe this crap. He too coward to say it himself. Thats why he has the top of his ticket do it for him.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

>McCain must win big tonight to have any hope.

Even if he "wins" Obama's not going to fall apart or implode. Obama will do a great job.

...........

I do agree with you... just playing devil's advocate. I too don't see how McLame can climb out of the whole he dug himself into. But if he is to win somehow, I gather he needs to blow Obama out of the water tonight on the scale of how Biden Spanked Palin.

Of course I'll be routing the other way, watching and hoping McCain throws a temper tantrum.

Truth is, like you said Obama is almost untouchable at this point.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 7, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA'S MOST GUARDED SECRET: WHO PAID OBAMA'S TUITION? WHY OBAMA HAS NO OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOANS?

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. During this time he had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan. In the summer of 1981 after his second year in college, he made a 'round the world' trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommates family. Then off to Africa to visit his fathers family. Where Did He Get The Money For This Trip?
When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia? Its Not cheap! to say the least. Where Did He Get The Money For Tuition?
Student Loans? Maybe BUT where are the Loans then?

Saudi Prince Waleed Bin Taleed, paid Obama's trip and Tuition. This is a very guarded secret that Obama refuses to talk about.

After Columbia he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000 a year. Why Chicago? Why not New York? He was already living in New York.
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The Saudi Prince ordered Obama to take charge of ACORN and the election fraud machinery that they were organizing there.
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Obama soon entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School? Where Did He Get The Money?????

Prince Alwaleed Bin Taleed paid Obama's tuition again. Now the Saudis own Obama.

In 2005 Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million. Just down the street from Louis Farrakahns' Home, and very near the home of William Ayers. With all those student loans - Where Did He Get The Money For The Property???
On the same day Antoin Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price.
The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obamas new home was purchased. Obama met with Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

The Saudi Prince and Muslims own Obama, he's just a Saudi puppet.

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Posted by: nnia | October 7, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA'S MOST GUARDED SECRET: WHO PAID OBAMA'S TUITION? WHY OBAMA HAS NO OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOANS?

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. During this time he had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan. In the summer of 1981 after his second year in college, he made a 'round the world' trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommates family. Then off to Africa to visit his fathers family. Where Did He Get The Money For This Trip?
When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia? Its Not cheap! to say the least. Where Did He Get The Money For Tuition?
Student Loans? Maybe BUT where are the Loans then?

Saudi Prince Waleed Bin Taleed, paid Obama's trip and Tuition. This is a very guarded secret that Obama refuses to talk about.

After Columbia he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000 a year. Why Chicago? Why not New York? He was already living in New York.
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The Saudi Prince ordered Obama to take charge of ACORN and the election fraud machinery that they were organizing there.
----------
Obama soon entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School? Where Did He Get The Money?????

Prince Alwaleed Bin Taleed paid Obama's tuition again. Now the Saudis own Obama.

In 2005 Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million. Just down the street from Louis Farrakahns' Home, and very near the home of William Ayers. With all those student loans - Where Did He Get The Money For The Property???
On the same day Antoin Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price.
The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obamas new home was purchased. Obama met with Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

The Saudi Prince and Muslims own Obama, he's just a Saudi puppet.

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B O Y C O T T

OPRAH , CNN , NBC , ABC , NEW YORK TIMES , CBS , NAACP

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Re-Copy!,Re-Post! This will be Censored by Topix jihadis! and the Muslims of Politico.com

http://www.obamaunveiled.com


Posted by: nnia | October 7, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

It astounds me that after 8 years of Bush hell, a collapsed economy, 2 wars, people just fall in line like sheep.

How do you people look at yourself in the mirror everyday? How do you lie to yourselves?

"Well McCain got and "R" in front of his name, thats good enough for me"!

"Hey I'm joe six-pack, I could thred a needle let alone run a government, but hell Palin sounds folky so I vote for her"!

It's so pathetic.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

McCain must win big tonight to have any hope.
Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 7, 2008 6:27 PM
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Win big? Look Moron, after the WINKY debate, none other than David Brooks, the "DRAG QUEEN OF MEDIA CONSERVATIVES", declared her the WINNAH!!
No matter what happens, short of McCain vomittng on Brow-Kaw, David Brooks and FOX NOISE will declare McCain the WINNAH!!

Posted by: harried | October 7, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain, who is toast, has too many chickens coming home to roost. He is a clichéd character from a cheap morality play and will sorely miss his access to power. Tonight he must shout out his craggy wisdom and rant against the winds of change.

Posted by: davemarks | October 7, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

>McCain must win big tonight to have any hope.

Even if he "wins" Obama's not going to fall apart or implode. Obama will do a great job.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Wish all of you repugs would give up on the whole Obama/Ayres thing.I know as everyone does that you have checked factcheck.com and every newspaper available to you trying to read something into it that just isn't there, so you keep harping on it anyway, hoping some naive voter will come along and believe it.At the same time you just ignore McCain and Palin's bad affiliations. HOW LAME

Posted by: puredemo | October 7, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Just think what would have happened if Bozo Bush got a hold of Social Security...
Keep Mc where is my Cain away from
Social Security!!

VOTE OBAMA!!

Watch this bail out go to the talibushies..
carlyle group, haliburton, blackwater killing Americans and stealing their money is so easy...Happy America??

You put the crooks in charge of the piggy bank and they have just stuck the empty pig up your broke A S S!!

Posted by: 1-20-09 | October 7, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well, what’s good for the gander is good for the goose.

It looks like John McCain has his own character problems to address such as John Singlaub Iran/Contra scandal and of course an old favorite, the Keating 5 scandal which cost tax payers billions.

Wait until they get to the Palin’s. Succession for the US, troopergate, tax evasion, and their radical church practices just to name a few.

So the question is, "Who is the real John McCain"?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

It seems McCain must be aggressive tonight, if not the terrorist angle, then the dangerously inexperience flaming liberal one.

Can't afford to sit back and make it boring.

If that's the case, Obama just needs to do what he did in the first meetup, he can afford to be boring, draw a greater contrast of an even-keel temperment and a petulant one across the stage.

McCain must win big tonight to have any hope.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

This is an election that just about has something for everyone to vote against. Those that don't like whitey, those that don't like blackie, those that don't like old folks, those that don't like young ones, those that don't like women, those that don't like men, those that don't like the military and those that don't like citizens. There has never been one that offered such a selection to vote against. Enjoy it. We may not get another chance like this.

Posted by: Thependulumswings | October 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain needs to explain clearly how his economic plan will help the struggling middle class and the poor and how his economic plan differs from the Bush administration's. He needs to point out that Obama's Robin Hood philosophy will not work and why. After he is elected president, Obama will have a million spins on why he isn't able to fulfill his campaign promises. McCain needs to give us those reasons now. McCain needs to calmly present Obama's political and personal alliances and his concerns about our national security. Above all, McCain needs to keep his cool tonight.

Posted by: jiaenglish | October 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Yes Obama will get the most votes.

And it may not matter. It's the vote count from the voting machines that matters. Controlled by Diebold, et al.

And gosh, we all trust *them* don't we. Certainly they don't have any republican, conservative bias, do they?

Posted by: ian807 | October 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

What about Obama and his ties with the organization Acorn!!!! This organization forced banks to give mortgages that should not have been given. This contributed greatly to this economic mess we have today.

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

John McCains own words and deeds are his damnation.

And he knows it!!

Posted by: variezn34gm | October 7, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

When will the Republican party and the McCain camp figure out that America has had it with negative smears? Just read the posts on this thread. Like cattle herders driving votes to Obama with every nasty ovation. In truth, they are the hardest working volunteers for the Obama campaign.

Posted by: fishingriver | October 7, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

>I want McCain to ask Obama if he is a Muslim with a yes or no answer.

This is exactly why your ideology is flawed. What's wrong with being a muslim? Is that inferior to being a jew? To being a Buddist? To being a christian?

Your a bigot!

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

>I want McCain to ask Obama if he is a Muslim with a yes or no answer.

I want Obama to ask McCain what his religious beliefs are. He never ever talks about it.

Who's the real John McCain?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

>ALL christians of all races and denominations please wake up and take no chances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They will. The'll vote for for Barack Obama.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

ALL christians of all races and denominations please wake up and take no chances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!All christians must vote!!!!Remember the book of revelations!!!!

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

So from what I'm reading here, it won't matter who wins the debate tonight. Voters who are commited to their candidate are staying put and are not going to change thier minds.Good...because that means that Obama will stay ahead in the polls and will win this election!

Posted by: puredemo | October 7, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

The stock market is obviously reacting to the possibility of the Socialist Obama getting into office. You think things are bad now, wait'll you see this tax and spend moron in action.

Posted by: birvin9999 | October 7, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

palin is a heartless WITCH!!!! how the heck is she going to criticize biden while he is attending his mother-in-law funeral!!!!!!!!


if you dont believe it check out the link!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/07/palin-criticizes-biden-wh_n_132753.html


Posted by: rinny_1983 | October 7, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh excuse me, it was actually "crossingpaths" that made that dumba** post

Posted by: Barnicle | October 7, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Re: 3 Fannie Mae executives with ties to Obama.

This has been totally discredited.

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

Posted by: kmb31576 | October 7, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

We can sit at our computers all day and go back & forth on whom has associated with whom....McCain not only had his dalliances with women, he had lots of shady characters in his life also...he WAS a shady character himself for more years than some have considered him a "good guy"! You can write post after post of who said what to whom......America is not interested!!! America wants a Pres & VP to give answers regarding economy & plans to get us out of this mess, Instead of arguing about who knows whom or who knew whom, people (McCain backers especially right now) need to figure who can help America climb out of this mess & how! Mc/Palin HAS to overcome the distrust Americans have for the Republican Party! Like it or not, fair or not, it is anger over Iraq and the financial disasters taking place NOW in the USA! If McPalin cannot do this and their followers cannot do this, the majority of Americans will walk away fromthem....as the polls are showing now! When you get real regarding what the battles are and what Americans consider "real" issues, it does NOT come down to who knows whom! McPalin has to show they can do more right now than sling accusations.....The economy is a serious issue and Americans want serious answers to the issue, not a pres & vpho would rather mudsling than talk sincerely and deeply about the issues. McPalin has to go deeper on this than Obama cause McPalin has to deal with being Republican in a country who blames Bush/Cheney for it's woes. "The buck stops here".....at the pres/vp regardless who is to blame.....& even though there is enough blame to spread throughout all political parties and peoples! It is no longer a campaign that will go in the direction of who knew whom.....America doesn't give a darn and will not give a darn as long as there are increased job loss, foreclosures & Wall Street melt downs & high gas prices. You can't fight the wrong battles and expect to win the war!!!!

Posted by: leah1946 | October 7, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I want McCain to ask Obama if he is a Muslim with a yes or no answer. He would want to answer he is a Christian. One can be a Muslim and a Christian at the same time. Then ask him if you would hunt and imprison all radical terrorist including radical Muslims. With only a yes or no answer accepted!!!

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey Ace10, your an idiot.. Are you really just one of those people that just spouts off whatever they hear on Fox news or something and think that makes you smart? They are NOT economic advisors to Obama just look at this

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


Please atleast do your own researchbefore just throwing nonsense like that around ok? Your whats wrong with America

Posted by: Barnicle | October 7, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

John McCain debería avergonzarse de sí mismo que sólo quiere dividir a su país y Sarah Palin es una perra! esto no tiene sentido la forma en que se Barak Obama poner en peligro la vida! Espero que Obama gana con todo mi podría!

Posted by: rinny_1983 | October 7, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

If there is another rigged election, *this* time we will *really* explode. With this point spread, the tampering is going to be so obvious that there will be a few cities - er - inconvenienced this time. Not a threat but a guess.

Posted by: imhodudes | October 7, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Yes really with McCain warning us of this in 2005 he really is between a rock and a hard place for telling the TRUTH!!!
Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate January 2005) and McCain then became a sponsor of this bill. If this was passed in 2005 MUCH of this problem today could have been avoided. You can find the full text of the bill here http://thomas.loc.gov/ It is 206 pages long, but this is to give you a brief idea of it.

`(2) AUTHORITY OVER FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS, AND THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK FINANCE CORPORATION- The Director shall have general regulatory authority over each regulated entity and the Federal Home Loan Bank Finance Corporation, and shall exercise such general regulatory authority, including such duties and authorities set forth under section 1313 of this Act , to ensure that the purposes of this Act , the authorizing statutes, and any other applicable law are carried out.

`(ii) the operations and activities of each regulated entity foster liquid, efficient, competitive, and resilient national housing finance markets (including activities relating to mortgages on housing for low- and moderate- income families involving a reasonable economic return that may be less than the return earned on other activities);

SEC. 111. LIMIT ON GOLDEN PARACHUTES.
Section 1318 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 4518) is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(c) AUTHORITY TO REGULATE OR PROHIBIT CERTAIN FORMS OF BENEFITS TO AFFILIATED PARTIES-
`(1) GOLDEN PARACHUTES AND INDEMNIFICATION PAYMENTS- The Agency may prohibit or limit, by regulation or order, any golden parachute payment or indemnification payment.
(2) FACTORS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT- The Agency shall prescribe, by regulation, the factors to be considered by the Agency in taking any action pursuant to paragraph (1), which may include such factors as--
`(A) whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that the affiliated party has committed any fraudulent act or omission, breach of trust or fiduciary duty, or insider abuse with regard to the enterprise that has had a material affect on the financial condition of the enterprise ;
`(B) whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that the affiliated party is substantially responsible for the insolvency of the enterprise , the appointment of a conservator or receiver for the enterprise , or the enterprise's troubled condition (as defined in the regulations prescribed pursuant to section 32(f));
`(C) whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that the affiliated party has materially violated any applicable Federal or State law or regulation that has had a material affect on the financial condition of the enterprise ;
`(D) whether the affiliated party was in a position of managerial or fiduciary responsibility; and
`(E) the length of time the party was affiliated with the enterprise , and the degree to which--
`(i) the payment reasonably reflects compensation earned over the period of employment; and
`(ii) the compensation involved represents a reasonable payment for services rendered.
`(3) CERTAIN PAYMENTS PROHIBITED- No enterprise may prepay the salary or any liability or legal expense of any affiliated party if such payment is made--
`(A) in contemplation of the insolvency of such enterprise , or after the commission of an act of insolvency; and
`(B) with a view to, or has the result of --
`(i) preventing the proper application of the assets of the enterprise to creditors; or
`(ii) preferring one creditor over another.
`(4) GOLDEN PARACHUTE PAYMENT DEFINED- For purposes of this subsection--
`(A) IN GENERAL- The term `golden parachute payment' means any payment (or any agreement to make any payment) in the nature of compensation by any enterprise for the benefit of any affiliated party pursuant to an obligation of such enterprise that—


You can’t say we weren’t warned!

Posted by: pattipace7 | October 7, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I am neither dem or rep. Everyone should look at this as an outsiders point of view. The Democrats control the senate. SOOOOOOO who is really to blame for this mess????

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 5:45 PM

This mess started long before the Dems had more seats. They still don't have a veto or filibuster-proof majority. And how many vetoes and filibusters have they done in the last 2 years. There lies your answer.

Posted by: jime2000 | October 7, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain myth: A hero

A true hero does not shine the light on himself or talk about his actions.

McCain: the Anti-Hero

Repub motto:Country first..BS...more like Party then shareholders first.

Posted by: jime2000 | October 7, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

John McCain does not have the foresight or the imagination on the national issues that we are facing. All of his life he has been very lucky (Like dumping 5 Navy Planes & living through it) or has had the political support of prominent citizens loyal to his father & grandfather.

McCains facad is to talk tough & defend the principals of party loyalty established by others. His own knowledge is shallow & he lacks creativity & good judgement on his own.

Lately it has been noted that wherever he goes he needs to be propped up with a pretty face (Cindy or Sarah nodding their heads.). Sorry; This man is too shallow to represent himself as leadership material.

Posted by: dhcobra | October 7, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

mccain is such a whiner!

he should go on a vacation to Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif., and hang out with his friends.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/livecoverage/2008/10/after_bailout_aig_executives_h.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by: kelargo | October 7, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I am neither dem or rep. Everyone should look at this as an outsiders point of view. The Democrats control the senate. SOOOOOOO who is really to blame for this mess????

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 7, 2008

"This race is still tight enough that Obama must be at peak form. He needs to keep this debate focused on the audience both in Brenton and at home. If attacked by smearing he must respond but must also bring the discussion back to the voters. Nothing will make McCain look more out of touch is for him to be the one who repeatedly strays from the audience questions."

Right on, Gator-ron. Definite words of wisdom. If McCain wants to act like the crazy uncle who talks to himself in a crowded room, go ahead and let him.

It's hard to believe that the once honorable John McCain, who maintained that honor despite years of torture, is now trying to take us deeper and deeper into the mud. But it's hard to ignore the evidence, and it's a sad sight to behold.


Posted by: andym108 | October 7, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Things are bad for all right now including me. Many things can get much much worse. In his (Obama)own words written by him in his book of THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, he says "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction". With his past ties with terrorist and sitting down listening about destroying America for twenty years does not tell me he is a patriot at all. In his book From Dreams of My Father he says"'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13". Seems to me he is also a racists. I do not really support McCain either. I just have to ask where is the common sense that God has given people to even think this man is for the good of all? Remember that Hitler once deceived a nation. We may be saying in the future one nation under Islam. Maybe Christians will even be imprisioned for their beliefs!!!!

Posted by: art10 | October 7, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Subject: Fannie Mae ... Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street.Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, " Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that "mistakes were made" and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlie r promised. News reports indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four years." Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.Raines left with a "golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear. http://housingdoom.com/2006/12/18/fannie-charges/ . The Government noted, "The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public. The Notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner." These charges were made in 2006. The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits. *************************************************************************************************************************Tim Howard - Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard "was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a "stable pattern of earnings" at Fannie. In everyday English - he was cooking the books. The Government Investigation determined that, "Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions within Fannie Mae," On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied manipulating the mortgage-financegiant's income statement to achieve management pay bonuses. Investigations b y federal regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004.Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!************************************************************************************************************************* Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some interesting things about John son. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of John son's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million." John son is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae.Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief EconomicAdvisorTIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to ObamaJIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and wasselected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee

Posted by: crossingpaths | October 7, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey! What's wrong with Kool Aid? I'm from Hastings, NE, the birthplace of this fine American beverage, and we Kool Aid sippers are just as American as the Joe Six-Packers out there!

I struggle to see how McCain can "find his voice" when he's spoken on both sides of most issues. He can't find a regulation he likes, but wait a minute, he's now Mr. Regulation. He opposes Bush's tax cuts, but wait a minute, he wants to make them permanent and even expand them. He's opposed to drilling in ANWAR, but wait a minute, it's drill baby drill all of the sudden. He's a man of principle, who, having been subjected to the dirty tricks of a Karl Rove-led campaign, vows to run a clean campaign focused on the issues, but wait a minute, now that the going appears tough he hires the thugs who savaged his campaign in 2000 and now is slinging mud so fast and furiously that even Karl Rove is embarrassed.

But the Post gives us this mealy-mouthed article that tries to convince us that we're watching a horse race rather than an election. Dan Balz usually does better than this, and I hope he's ashamed to have stooped to the level of TV journalism.

Posted by: BwanaDik | October 7, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Taocpa,

Europe is full of socialists like John Stuart Mill? Adam Smith? Friedrich Hayek? Three guys considered the pillars of Liberal capitalism. Just because they didn't produce a Joe McCarthy doesn't mean their socialists (although Hitler and McCarthy do have their similarities).

As for the rest of your post, typical Republican denialist rant. Say it enough times and everyone will believe it.

Posted by: phillayton | October 7, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

It's really interesting to read these comments. Almost everybody leaves ad hominem attacks instead of evidence. Yes, that's for both Obama and McCain supporters. If you want to make a point, the best way to do it is by presenting facts, not attacks (ha rhyme). I think this applies to the McCain strategy. Obama constantly tries to face the issues while McCain worries more about "character issues" and how Obama is allegedly a terrorist. Amazingly, people are buying these false attacks. Wake up, America!

Posted by: cupptx2 | October 7, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Subject: Fw: Fannie Mae ... Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street.Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, " Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that "mistakes were made" and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlie r promised. News reports indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four years." Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.Raines left with a "golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear. http://housingdoom.com/2006/12/18/fannie-charges/ . The Government noted, "The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public. The Notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner." These charges were made in 2006. The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits. *************************************************************************************************************************Tim Howard - Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard "was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a "stable pattern of earnings" at Fannie. In everyday English - he was cooking the books. The Government Investigation determined that, "Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions within Fannie Mae," On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied manipulating the mortgage-financegiant's income statement to achieve management pay bonuses. Investigations b y federal regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004.Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!************************************************************************************************************************* Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some interesting things about John son. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of John son's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million." John son is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae.Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief EconomicAdvisorTIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to ObamaJIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and wasselected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee

Posted by: crossingpaths | October 7, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain has had plenty of time to tell the the average taxpayer what he can do for us but he can't do it.

He is out of touch with the middle/working class so it makes sense, 'my friends', why he doesn't know where to begin.

He has had the best health care (on my dime) for almost all of his life so how can he relate to the millions of people without it.

This McCain/Palin ticket is another Bush term, no doubt.

Posted by: ssanford00 | October 7, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey boyydz, You appear to be the Kool Aid drinker, because you're so locked into your ideologically rigid views that you can't see straight anymore. These kinds of issues you raise are smokescreens, nothing more. Why don't you and the other McCain-Palin ditto heads talk about the issues for once. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, kind of hard to talk about the issues when you've got next to nothing to say. Maybe Phil Gramm will come up with another brilliant soundbite about the economy being in such good shape.

Posted by: osullivanc1 | October 7, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

See what I mean?

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | October 7, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Whew - a lot of Kool-Aid drinkers here. I guess that's what the Washington Post attracts. No one wants to face the facts that Obama is linked to radical Ayers. "Just a coincidence," they all cry. No one wants to accept that Obama was a member of Trinity UCC for 20 years and clearly believes its near-Marxist and racist "black liberation theology" - great uniter indeed! (Have you folks read James Cone? Yikes!) Sure, McCain was one of the Keating 5. He also was exonerated by the group, and admits he went astray. I think we can forgive him this misstep if we're willing to overlook Obama's drug dealing (maybe he didn't inhale either!)

"Hope & Change!" they cry. But hope for WHAT? Change to WHAT? Has Bush Derangement Syndrome blinded all of you? Why Obama? How can he actually be a better president than even Bush? What possible reason is there to believe he would be? "Hope" is not a good criterion for selcting the President of the United States. Obama has lied - barefaced - repeatedly about his associations with Ayers and Wright. He has acted solely with political expedience at all times, saying only what is required to win the election. Why in heaven's name do you folks believe anything the man says? How can he cut taxes for 95% of Americans when 35% of households pay ZERO tax already? What sensible energy plan does he have (not that this really matters, because no way a Dem Congress will do anything to press energy issues anyway)?

Trust me, folks - two years from now you'll be wondering what you were smoking! Take a long hard look at Obama the man right now, before it's too late. What can it hurt? If you are still convinced he's the right one to be president (how can you be?), have at it.

Posted by: boyydz | October 7, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

The stock market fell over 500 points today. McCain will either be focused on the economy or lose the debate.

Posted by: skrut003 | October 7, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama is on record and tape admitting to friendships and associations with the following:

Saul "The Red" Alinski author of "Rules for Radicals"
Frank Marshall Davis - a registered communist who Obama notes in his book as being a long time mentor
William Ayers - domestic terrorist who still states he only wishes he bombed more American buildings
Bernardine Dohrn - former FBI "10 Most Wanted" for her domestic terrorist activities
Antoin "Tony" Rezko - convicted felon, loaned Obama money for his house
Father Michael Pfleger - the hate-spewer - received $225,000 grant money via Obama
Pastor Jeremiah Wright - yeah, you've heard his tapes but apparently Obama say he never heard them in 20 years attending his church.

Okay, either Obama knew about the hate filled and felonious activities of these people chose them as friends/associates anyway. Or Obama is completely clueless on reading the people around him. What kind of cabinet can we expect him to put together? How can we trust him to conduct these "sit down" discussions with contentious foreign leaders? Is this a man we can trust with the national checkbook?

Posted by: floridarez | October 7, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Like Odysseus and his crew trying to pass the Sirens, Americans are going to have to fill their ears with beeswax and tie themselves to the mast so that they can withstand the barrage of vile invectives the republicans will throw at Obama as the campaign traverses the final month until the election.

On the other side, the vast relief and joy of having a democratic congress and white house will begin paying dividends immediately. We will have our civil liberties and freedoms again! Yeah! The American people win!!!

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | October 7, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

To KarlMalone and the rest of the big, dumb, NRA-Member rednecks who think Barack Obama wants to ban your handguns, please read the following link:

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/nra_targets_obama.html

Now I know that for many of you, owning a gun makes up for your other "short comings" (the smaller the "%$#@#$", the bigger the gun you own)...but for chrissakes, Karl, get you head out of Rush Limbaughs behind long enough to do just a little research on your own, hmmm?

Posted by: Drewster1 | October 7, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

This race is still tight enough that Obama must be at peak form. He needs to keep this debate focused on the audience both in Brenton and at home. If attacked by smearing he must respond but must also bring the discussion back to the voters. Nothing will make McCain look more out of touch is for him to be the one who repeatedly strays from the audience questions.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 7, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Republicans got exactly what they wanted eight years ago: Control of all three branches of government. And they held that position for six long years, up until only eighteen months ago.

That's TOTAL CONTROL.

Result: The near collapse of the United States on virtually every level. Except for the EXTREMELY rich top one-percent, every American has suffered from the consequences of what is universally recognised as the worst, most incompetent running of America into a ditch in history.

It would be too much to ask that the Republican politicians and the voters who created this situation accept responsibility for it, since no Republican has ever been known to accept responsiblity for anything...but it would at least be acceptable to America if they wouldn't be so determined to CONTINUE the destruction of our country, economy, military, foreign policy, security and Constitution by voting for Palin/McCain...MORE OF THE SAME.

Posted by: wilder5121 | October 7, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

dwashington1,

We get it. You can copy and paste.

First off, oil spiked because China and India starting demanding more of it.

Secondly, gas usually goes up in the summer. But I agree with those who feel there is no reason the price should not drop considerably by now.

We are the US, not Europe which basically contains a whole bunch of socialist countries. The Europeans love Obama because he thinks like them. He's a socialist at heart.

Back in 2004, some Republicans were sounding alarm bells about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Democrats were praising Franklin Raines, a Democrat, who made millions while accounting irregularities were going on at Fannie Mae. It's no wonder it went south.

The problems in this country cannot be laid solely at the feet of Republicans or Democrats. Both are to blame. And if you think for one minute that electing the favorite son of the Post, i.e., Obama, is going to fix everything in one fell swoop, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you.

Posted by: taocpa | October 7, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Desperate people do desperate things. McCain and the GOP know that if the race were held today more than likely they would lose the White House.
So they will stoop to any tactics even using bringing out racism to win the White House.
I have heard at some of their rallies, that black professional journalist who were there to cover the story were told to sit down boy or we will kill you. Is this message that the GOP wants to invoke that they are a racist party. Some of their supporters sure are. That is no surprise to me.
Supposedly when you ask the GOP member who held office on camera everybody is treated equally.

However this is what his Vp nominee is bring out in their constituents. That is scary.

The GOP has no message for minorities yet it behooves me that they have minorities who are members of the Republican party.
Their party does not look like America. How can they understand what America is about.

I'm sorry the economy is not going away. The gloves are off so they say. But don't think Obama is going to just lie there and take it. However he will respond appropriately and intelligently.

I resent people's ignorance that think Obama is a terrorist or that any actions he will do will put the United States in danger. This is a man who loves his wonderful family. His family is about something. Can we say the same about Sarah Palin's family. Hmm pregnant daughter. Husband associated with a party that wants Alaska to succeed from the Union. I don't know about that.

He will put country first. Endangering our country will mean endangering his family. I can't see him doing that. This is a man who loves his wife. Loves his daughter. I don't see that when McCain is with his wife.

I think that if he sits down with our non allies, it will be done in a decisive and intelligent manner. I also believe he will not hesistate to what needs to be done to protect our country because he will also be protecting his family. So Sarah are you saying that Barack doesn't care about his family?
Look at his rash decision of Sarah Palin. Even his own party is still questioning her readiness and preparedness.

As for his experience,if he didn't think he could do the job, he wouldn't be sacrificing himself and his time with his family to run for President. He believes it is time for a change. People with experience has been running Washington for years and look where we are.


McCain may or may not do well in these debates. I don't see it being a gamechanger. I think people are going to be more turned off by going negative.

The GOP needs to go somewhere are regroup. They do not deserve another 4 yrs to get holding the Presidency right.

It is time for a true change. Time for America to have a President who truly cares about them. Time for Obama!

Posted by: bjlopez1130 | October 7, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

"how cant you trust mccain he is for the working man obama aint gonna do nothing but raise your taxes and take your guns away your out of touch"

Posted by: karlmalone

Karl, you can't possibly be as dumb as you sound. Here's something--try to get your little mind around it: Phil Gramm is John McCain's economic adviser. Phil Gramm is the person most responsible for slipping legislation into an omnibus bill that gutted all the bank regulations that protected the working man's savings and investments. When the credit crisis began, Phil Gramm called America "a nation of whiners." That includes you, Karl. The guy who was one of the architects of this financial collapse called America "a nation of whiners." He also said there was no financial crisis. He said that Americans were having a "mental recession." Got that, Karl? Now, Karl, do you think Phil Gramm, John McCain's very good friend and financial adviser, is for the working man? By the way, Karl, Obama is a Constitutional law scholar. He knows the Second Amendment. Think about it.

Posted by: edwcorey | October 7, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

So John McCain's descent into a dishonest and dishonorable politician is all Barack Obama's fault because Obama didn't agree to do town hall-style debates with McCain? What a lame excuse!

"But one of the fundamental realities of a campaign driven by fundamentals is that Democrats benefit when the economy dominates." Why is it a fundamental that Democrats benefit when the economy dominates? Why wouldn't McCain benefit if he had good policy proposals to offer? Another lame excuse.

And both excuses point to one thing: there must be something fundamentally deficient about John McCain compared to Barack Obama. Why can't he compete with Obama with honor and honesty in a regular campaign and why can't he outcompete Obama on economic issues otherwise?

Posted by: ChrisL1 | October 7, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

What "right voice" is McCain going to find? He chose a mental lightweight for his replacement should he pass on, and the "maverick" mantra has worn out it's welcome as people learn more about his past. The only possible "right voice" would be "I am dropping out of the race for personal reasons.

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 7, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Mr Obama in 2005 promulgated the idea that Investment bankers needed tighter regulation. These purveyors of toxic assets were not being watched by the SEC and even when it later saw red flags it assumed that these CEOs, consumed with greed, would act reasonable It ignored what Chairman Donaldson (the one before Cox) said it would do and that was oversee the company, when the SEC loosened restrictions (deregulated) on these firms.

McCain wants the voter to blame Obama for this financial crisi by shifting the cause of this mess from investment bankers and big banks to Fannie and Freddie. They are dissembling. McCain blamed Cox and he is partly to blame, Donaldson and Bush their appointer are also the culprits.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 7, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

What women think about Sarah Palin...
http://womenagainstsarahpalin.blogspot.com/

Posted by: mikeu1 | October 7, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

What is truly disheartening about this election is the fact that no matter which one of these men wins nothing will change for the better. If anyone here truly believes Barack Obama is going to be a crusader of the people and change anything then I have some ocean front property in Arizona you might be interested in.

The simple fact is these two warring factions, the Dems and Repubs, have skillfully crafted a divisive storyline over the past fifteen years that has kept us all distracted from what they've been really doing. Everyone now is pointing fingers, but you know who is responsible for the financial crisis; ALL OF THEM. And us.

None of them did their job, none of them protected the welfare of the people they are elected to serve, and none of them have made the right decisions to correct their egregious errors in judgement, and why is that you might ask? Because they're all still getting rich off of our heartache.

Obama is just another stuff suit mouthpiece of his special interest backers. Politicians now are more involved with keeping the rich rich that they have no time for the rest of us. For the past few years they have all stood with their hands in their pockets and watched Rome burn. And as for us, we sat back without demanding accountability and let them.

This election really isn't about John McCain or Barack Obama, it's about us. It's a referendum on how the citizens of the United States have failed our duty in protecting a free and prosperous nation. We became so obsessed with the greed soaked soap opera of national government that we forgot we should be playing a leading role.

Neither of these men are the answer and neither will do anything to fix our country. They already have their own agendas. We are once again left with the sick feeling of knowing no matter who wins we lose.

Posted by: Goat91 | October 7, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"How much did Palin exceed the generally low expectations for her in last weeks' debate?"

She may not have been as monstrously stupid as she appeared to be during her Couric interview, but she sure raised a lot of other questions regarding her character and temperament. She's cunning and feral. She lies without guilt. She's like a robot, with no compassion or empathy. She has no gravitas. She's amoral. She's a hypocrite. This was all evident during and immediately after the debate. And her campaign now is like a traveling Klan rally, with her inciting viciousness and violence and appealing to her supporters' basest instincts. However attractive her looks, she is an ugly person.

Posted by: edwcorey | October 7, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

But wait....isn't Captain America's strategy to highlight Obama's communist, terrorist, Muslim extremist (nobody is saying Black)inexperience?
McCain is running his campaign the way he ran his fighter jet over Vietnam.....stupid, reckless and impulsive. He got shot down for it over Hanoi and has somehow managed to be called a war hero for it. His campaign will merely crash, valiantly I am sure. Not even his new woman, Sarah `The Executive' Palin, can save him from himself now.

Posted by: jmf3210 | October 7, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Those who think that McCain was unlucky about this economy were right that few people who are supposedly in the know predicted it. That does not mean that they should not have known for the SEC was not watching over Bear Stearns, Lehman Bros the way they had agreed to. They instead thought that the free market and the CEO's desire for survival would be all the regulation that was needed and they would abdicate their responsibility. We learned yesterday how wrong that free market theory is when the CEo of Lehman still did not understand how it all happened when a casual observer who knows little about finance could see that there was a misallocation of resources.

Lack of regulation was the culprit and the principal failure was in the SEC, though congress has culpability as well.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 7, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Boy, that Karl Malone is a mental giant, I hope he's not smart enough to register to vote. If I were THE Karl Malone I'd sue for defamation.

GO BARACK!

Posted by: elkofan | October 7, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRAT HAVARD LAW SCHOLAR BARACK OBAMA VS.GOP REPUBLICAN MCCAIN CRASH EVERY PLANE.A D STUDENT OBSCENELY RICH WALL STREET OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
CRASH EVERY PLANE,MCCAIN WAS A D STUDENT GRADUATE LAST IN HIS CLASS.

DEMOCRAT HAVARD LAW SCHOLAR BARACK OBAMA VS.GOP REPUBLICAN MCCAIN CRASH JET IN MUDVILLE.


OBAMA'S VERY HIGHT INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY ALLOWS HIM TO ANALYZE SITUATIONS AND MAKE SOUND DECISIONS.
IRISH AMERICAN AND HAVARD LAW SCHOLAR BARACK OBAMA WORKED HARD AND BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE HAVARD LAW REVIEW.

TIME TO RETIRE WITH WHATEVER IS LEFT OF YOUR DIGNITY AND A GRACEFUL WAR, Mr MCCAIN.

OBAMA BIDEN 08!!!


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

"Has anyone noticed that as the election gets closer and closer we are seeing more raids on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Those damn Republicans will steal this election any way they can and do anything to keep our people from voting.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | October 7, 2008 4:10 PM"
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Illegals don't have the right to vote ding-dong.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 7, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Here's a good take on what ought to happen at tonight's debate. Enjoy.

http://writingfrontier.com/2008/10/04/thats-not-debatable/

Posted by: jheubusch | October 7, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"Who is Obama and what has he ever done?
A fair question. Who is he and what has he EVER done?
Manned up and voted “Present”?
Who is this empty suit clown anyway?
Posted by: ChangeWhat | October 7, 2008 2:30 PM |
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Obama has been scrutinized for over 20 months now, all these stories are just re-hashes that were played to death months ago, unfortunately, the Repubs over-played their hands a long time ago...it's OLD news and nothing new has emerged.

What has he done?-Loose nukes legislation with Repub. Dick Lugar, ethics reform legislation to name a few, the list is too long for this thread.

Re:Voting Present-His "present" votes amount to 3% of his votes as a state Senator. Voting "present" is an accepted Illinois practice when a bill is overwhelmingly going to win, or lose. The majority of his "present" votes were for procedural matters. Voting present under such circumstances allows a state Senator to concentrate on other matters at hand.

BTW: McCain has set the record for NOT SHOWING UP TO VOTE in the Senate this year. There is a Senator who is IN A COMA that has voted more times this year than McCain.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 7, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama shouldn't limit his counterpunching to Keating:
The family man McCain cheated on his wife who waited for him while he was a POW and then dumped her: all to further his own ambitions by marrying the sleazy, trashy, beer heiress Cindy Henley.

Posted by: charlesjacksonnyc | October 7, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I just read that Dick Cheney has declared himself Vice President For Life, and backed by a large cadre of Blackwater security specialists and units of the 82d Airborne and 1st and 2nd Cavalry, has moved to seize all principal government buildings and offices in Washington and other major metropolitan areas.

Cheney is reported to have claimed absolute authority under powers granted by a secret Presidential memorandum drafted by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez that establishes a new Presidential succession outside the Constitution's outmoded provisions. Cheney also stated through spokespersons that “since President Bush has become such an impotent lame duck, [Vice President For Life Cheney] is now in charge under the emergency provisions of the secretly amended USA Patriot Act, and the recent Emergency Economic stabilization Act of 2008, in which Congress granted plenary authority over the nation's finances, money supply, credit and general economy to the executive branch.”

Vice President For Life Cheney has dissolved Congress, dismissed the Supreme Court, and placed the entire nation under martial law. He has ordered the immediate return of all U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, stating that "creation and preservation of disorder at home is far more important than any petty squabbles overseas." Vice President For Life Cheney stated that the U.S. nuclear arsenal will be used to maintain U.S. hegemony throughout the world.

John McCain is quoted as saying he approved this change, and is looking forward to his role in the new government.

Posted by: jtmcphee0214 | October 7, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Two trillion dollars of baby boomer's retirement savings lost in the last two weeks. These people are going to be a whisker away from living on the street, and we're going to have to take care of them or our cities are going to look like a scene out of that crazed zombie movie, "28 Days." And anyone who ponders this awful and inevitable scenario does not want to hear stupid contest about who's more patriotic. Ugh!!!!

Posted by: Dolmance | October 7, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Today I realized that McCain has probably lost. I was speaking to a neighbor who was in Vietnam, in the Navy, has Hanoi Jane go back to Vietnam stickers and votes Republican... He said he has had it with McCain and is voting for Obama. The last straw has been Palin and her lack of brains.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | October 7, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain v. Obama = We suck.

Which crook will win?

Posted by: forgetthis | October 7, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

It's typical of the way things are going for McCain that the Dow had such a dramatic fall on the day of his do-or-die debate with Obama. Trying to focus on anything other than the economy now will make him look completely clueless.

Posted by: skrut003 | October 7, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

McCain has a bigger fight on his hands than Obama... Should, God forbid, McCain steals the votes, Palin certainly is not going to sit back and let McCain run the show. She has a bigger moose to shoot. Probably about 2012..., you know, the Commander job?

I have changed my mind about who I want to take over, no questions asked. I am more willing to jump into new territory, and have a new adventure, than to be assured of the same old thing. I am not better off now than I was 4 years ago. Apart from the recent Market slash and burn, I do want change, and Obama/Biden 08 is the way. I am willing to see the next 4--oh, make that 8 years, yes, I have the time.

Posted by: Ladywire | October 7, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Neighbors losing their houses. John Sydney McCain III doesn't even know how many houses he has. That doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by: kflet3 | October 7, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Our current economic crisis has Democrat fingerprints all over it.
Posted by: KMichaels | October 7, 2008 3:38 PM

This is another smear by McCain supporter. He wants you to think that those who were not in power, the Democrats, were responsible.He wants you to ignore those who were supposed to regulate, the SEC, a part of the Bush administration did not regulate. Bush did not appoint one SEC chairman but two SEC chairman who had a direct responsibility for oversight of Bear Stears, Citigroup and Lehman who created these toxic assets that we are now about to buy. Fannie and Freddie did not create a single toxic asset and are not responsible for the seizure in the credit markets.

This is all a smoke screen by the McCain campaign who like the candidate are out of touch with the problem. If They do not realize that the problem was in the creation of these toxic assets how will they regulate them in the future.

McCain and his campaign are out of touch and they coverup by pointing fingers. Two weeks ago they had it right that Cox was in part to blame. But Wm Donaldson also was to blame and the man who appointed them, Mr Bush was every bit the deregulator that McCain is.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 7, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama has ALWAYS been about REAL change. Meanwhile, McCain keeps struggling with a different message every week. Nothing sticks. McCain is stunt man who can't remember his own lies. Enough already. We can't put our economy in the hands of the Keaton 5. We're ready for the change only Obama can deliver.

Posted by: PA_DC | October 7, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that as the election gets closer and closer we are seeing more raids on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Those damn Republicans will steal this election any way they can and do anything to keep our people from voting.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | October 7, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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Europeans ignored GOP REPUBLICAN McBush Tour of Europe. The historic Democratic primaries covered exhaustively by European news outlets are not the sole reason the fire has gone out of European GOP REPUBLICAN McBush-hatred. One of the main sparks fueling it was a deep frustration that Americans couldn't see what Europeans considered obvious: that GOP REPUBLICAN McBush is a moron.

America, Europe and the World need healing through forward thinking Harvard Law Scholar and Community Leader Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law.

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law will unite America, Europe and the World in friendship and cooperation.

America the Beautiful United as One America.
No more divisive GOP REPUBLICAN media induced failures failures failures
No more black black black black black black black black
No more white white white white white white white white white
No more male male male male male male male male male male
No more female female female female female female female
No more Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
No more GOP REPUBLICAN GOP REPUBLICAN GOP REPUBLICAN GOP REPUBLICAN GOP REPUBLICAN
No more divisive WALL STREET Obscene Super-capitalistic greedy Media lies
No more Obscene Super-capitalistic sending American jobs overseas to GOP REPUBLICAN sweatshops
We must stop this GOP REPUBLICAN hate media (Wacko Bill Meltdown O’Reilly, Newsmax, O’Reilly Racist Factor, FOX News, Obscene Super-racist Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, The New Yorker) induced division and hatred

Europe and the World are watching our 2008 Presidential Election to see if we act in dignity and grace or revert back to our penal American colonial, cannibalistic and dumping grounds for old world criminals way. The daughters of the American Revolution quoted the last words spoken to their European ancestors were, For your crimes you will hang from the neck or given the opportunity to take your chances in the New World American Penal Colony.

We will either unite as ONE United States of America World leader or come in second to the expanding European Union.

McBush said Mission Accomplish seven years ago. Now Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is saying Mission Accomplish to more failures. Perhaps America should dissolve the defunct GOP REPUBLICAN Party for decades of failures and ruins. The World would welcome such progress. Mission Accomplish.

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AN AMERICAN STORY


Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law is a United States Senator from Illinois and nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election.

A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.

Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. He was elected to the Senate in November 2004 with 70% of the vote.

As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds.

He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S. military personnel.

After announcing his presidential campaign in February 2007, Obama emphasized withdrawing American troops from Iraq, energy independence, decreasing the influence of lobbyists, and promoting universal health care as top national priorities.

It is wonderful that the World loves America under the leadership of Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law and looks forward to cooperating with America again in friendship, peace and economics.

America, Europe, Asia, South America and the World are looking forward to cooperating with Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law.

Constitutional Law Professor and Harvard Law Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama will be the smartest and most beloved President in American History.

America Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Germany Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

France Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

England Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Russia Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Italy Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Mexico Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Venezuela Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Brazil Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Spain Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

Hillary Loves Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

It is wonderful that the World loves America under the leadership of Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law and looks forward to cooperating with America again in friendship, peace and economics.

Harvard Scholar Beats Navy McCain in Intellectual Debates

Navy Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire Requests Dictionary During Debates With Harvard Scholar Obama of Harvard Law

Harvard Scholar Obama Intellectually Defeats Navy Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush III

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GERMANY, FRANCE, BRITAIN HAVE SOUND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS AND SHOULD ADVISE AMERICA, BECAUSE GOP REPUBLICAN DEREGULATED WALL STREET WILD SPECULATIONS AND FRAUD HAVE NEVER BENEFITED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

GERMANY ADMIRES HARVARD SCHOLAR AND PRESIDENT IRISH-AMERICAN BARACK OBAMA

AS THE WORLD’S MOST LITERATE COUNTRY, GERMANY IS MOST INFORMED

GERMANY LOVES HARVARD SCHOLAR BARACK OBAMA

FRIENDSHIP FOREVER BETWEEN AMERICA AND GERMANY

International Court of Justice (The Hague) Wish To Speak With McBush, Cheney, Rice, Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire in January for War Crimes.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Get Rich By Selling America Party started the illegal Iraq War. Now the GOP REPUBLICAN s are totally obligated to immediately stop the illegal Iraq War.

Mumbles Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel and did not always obey the rules, which contributed to a very low class rank (894 of 899) that he did not aim to improve. Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire earned a reputation as a partying man. The planes he was flying crashed twice and once collided with power lines.

GOP REPUBLICAN McSame, McBush, Cheney, and Rice are paying themselves and their Obscene Super Rich OOIIILLLL friends millions of Treasury dollars in bonuses as Average Americans suffer and watch their children future decline. GOP REPUBLICAN s have caused trillions of dollar debts outsourcing Our Country to China, Saudi Arabia and India. I see nothing patriotic about GOP REPUBLICAN s destroying the lives of millions of Americans in the name of WALL STREET Obscene Super Rich speculative greed.

GOP REPUBLICAN Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush Have Many Many Many Crisis To Answer For

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush III

Trillion Dollar Treasury Robbing War Crisis
Trillion Dollar Deficit Crisis (Disgrace)
Democracy Crisis
American People Crisis
U.S. Constitution Crisis
Barrel of OOIIILLLL Crisis (Democrat $24 changed to GOP REPUBLICAN $145)
Gallon of Gasoline Crisis (Democrat $1.25 changed to GOP REPUBLICAN $4.50)
WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Speculation Crisis
WALL STREET Obscene Super-capitalism cannibalistic Crisis
WALL STREET selling America to Saudi Arabia Crisis
WALL STREET selling America to India Crisis
WALL STREET selling America to China Crisis
Iraq War Crisis
Iran Crisis
North Korea Crisis
Relations with China Crisis
Healthcare Crisis
U.S. Economics Crisis
U.S. Employment Crisis
Out Sourcing American Jobs Crisis
Auto Industry Crisis
Airline Industry Crisis
Travel Crisis
Flood Levee Crisis
Energy Crisis
WALL STREET Tax Haven Rich Tax Avoidance Crisis
CEO and Employees Wage Gap Crisis
Lack of Employees’ Rights Crisis
2000 Election False Vote Count Crisis
2004 Election False Vote Count Crisis
Dubious War on Drugs Crisis (American are using crack)
Education Crisis
School Shooting Crisis
GOP REPUBLICAN Drug Money Laundering Crisis
GOP REPUBLICAN Drug Cartel Kickbacks Crisis
Prime Time Soft Pornography Crisis
GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Mad Cow Crisis
Poison Water Crisis
Poison Air Crisis
Poison Agriculture Crisis (Asia won’t accept our food)
GOP REPUBLICAN Treasury Robbery Crisis
American People Lack Confidence in Government Crisis
World Chaos Crisis
Food Price Crisis
Global Warming Crisis
Disasters in America Crisis
Katrina Crisis
Racist Talk Radio Crisis
Racist Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, The New Yorker Crisis
Housing Crisis
U.S. Dollar Crisis
Deceptive GOP REPUBLICAN Administration Crisis
Negative World Perception Crisis
Illegal Iraq War Crisis (Hague Trial of Bush, Cheney, Rice, McCain, Palin Failin)
Illegal Iraq War Crisis (Hague Trial of Bush, Cheney, Rice, McCain, Palin Failin)
Illegal Iraq War Crisis (Hague Trial of Bush, Cheney, Rice, McCain, Palin Failin)
Corporate Welfare Robbing the US Treasury (American People)
WALL STREET selling American Big Banks to foreign billionaires Crisis giving foreign sweatshop billionaires direct votes in Our Economy, Way of Life and Government.

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush III For Trying To Destroy Our Democracy and Economy

The Multiple Crisis that are hurting OUR COUNTRY are the fault of the Administration, Supreme Court, Congress and especially the GOP REPUBLICAN Party for allowing GOP REPUBLICAN International War Suspects McBush, Cheney, and Rice to lie, cheat and steal their way into the Highest Office on Earth and remain there for eight years. The Entire World thinks that America was ridiculous for allowing GOP REPUBLICAN criminals and scoundrels to steal their way into office not once but twice. If you locked three Rock Wellers in a jewelry shop for eight years without supervision, what would you expect upon returning? Why are Americans surprised that the three scoundrels McBush, Cheney, and Rice have smashed up the place and almost destroyed America in eight years? You should have expected bad things from those criminals eight years ago and stopped them back then. Instead of stopping the trillion dollar criminals, the media (Wacko Bill Meltdown O’Reilly, Newsmax, O’Reilly Racist Factor, FOX News, Super-racist Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, The New Yorker) went after the Dixie Chicks, Paris Hilton, Rosie O’Donnel, and Britney Spears. How stupid.

Now the media (Wacko Bill Meltdown O’Reilly, Newsmax, O’Reilly Racist Factor, FOX News, Super-racist Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, The New Yorker) pursues Boy George, because he might be a threat. What an incredibly stupid, stupid, and racist media we have.

The World is watching and laughing at our stupid media and defunct WALL STREET robber barons greedy selfish shortsighted failed Supercapitalistic system. Since when does the prerequisite for becoming the President includes being a poor military academy student, out of action POW, computer illiterate, senior citizen and husband of a recovering drug addict / thief / criminal?

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is qualified to be a former POW and Mrs. McThief is qualified to be a recovering drug addict. What a pair and example for our youth.

Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioners the North Pole trailer lady will not help our country as vice president.

Force the GOP REPUBLICAN s to fix their gigantic GOP REPUBLICAN Supercapitalism mess or dissolve the defunct and failing GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Get Rich By Selling America Party.

The defunct GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Get Rich By Selling America Party started the illegal Iraq War against the objection of Most Americans and the Entire World. Now the GOP REPUBLICAN s are obligated to immediately stop this illegal Iraq War; involve Europe in the peace keeping / rebuilding task; and face the International Court of Justice (The Hague) on charges of War Crimes.

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law takes the high road, while Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire and Sarah Trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner swim in the OIL sewer.


GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Reagan was an idiot.
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush I and idiot sidekick Quayle accomplished nothing.


Democratic Success Bill Clinton Balanced the Budget
Democratic Success Bill Clinton maintained a barrel of OOIIILLLL at $24
Democratic Success Bill Clinton maintained a gallon of gasoline at $1.50
Democratic Success Bill Clinton achieved an excellent US relationship with the World


GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II attacks the US Constitution and steals elections from the American People
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II attacks the United Nations and declares an illegal war against an innocent country Iraq
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II smuggles criminal Saudi Arabian friends of the Bush out of the country who were key figures in the attack against our country
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II speculates with his millionaire OOIIILLLL criminal WALL STREET friends to illegally raise a barrel of OOIIILLLL from $24 to $145
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II speculates with his millionaire OOIIILLLL criminal WALL STREET friends to illegally raise a gallon of gasoline from $1.50 to $4.50
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II illegally starts wire tapping citizens, torturing prisoners, and attacking Mexican-American workers (who are the backbone of American labor)
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II tarnishes America’s good name with the World
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II is perceived as a villain to the World
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Bush II, Cheney, and Rice War Crimes questioning by The Hague
GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is owned by millionaire OOIIILLLL criminals and will continue the Bush policies of failures

AMERICA belongs to AMERICANS and not to greedy GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET criminals speculating away our children’s future.


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GOD BLESS AMERICA OUR HOME. Harvard Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama.

Americans are too smart to fall for diabolical divisive GOP REPUBLICAN tricks.
Leave out divisive hate mongering (race, gender, religion).

Barack

Focus on the ECONOMY, HOMES, IRAQ WAR, OOIIILLLL, ENERGY, FAMILY, MORALITY, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP, AND ONE AMERCA.

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law has a wonderful, loving, intelligent and spiritual family with high morals. This is exactly what is expected of the First Family.

Return Democratic Values to the White House and get rid of GOP REPUBLICAN Get Rich Quick By Selling America to Foreigners and Robbing the US Treasury.

GOP REPUBLICAN U.S. Treasury Raiders Must Stop Now
GOP REPUBLICAN U.S. Treasury Raiders Must Stop Now
GOP REPUBLICAN U.S. Treasury Raiders Must Stop Now


GOP REPUBLICAN Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush entered the White House Seven Years Ago with OOIIILLLL at $24 a barrel.
GOP REPUBLICAN Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush entered the White House Seven Years Ago with OOIIILLLL at $24 a barrel.
GOP REPUBLICAN Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush entered the White House Seven Years Ago with OOIIILLLL at $24 a barrel.


Americans, Europeans and the World are under the impression that Rich GOP REPUBLICAN s are pathological and thieves. And they are right. False statements, cheating and undermining Democratic values are GOP REPUBLICAN tools to hurt mankind in their selfish destructive quest to own and control this beautiful World that’s temporarily enjoyed by all.

GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush must answer to the fact that a barrel of OOIIILLLL was $24 when McBush took office and now a barrel of OOIIILLLL is $145. GOP REPUBLICAN rich OOIIILLLL conspiracy has undermined the American People and Our Economy in their quest for selfish, destructive and greedy ill gotten Obscene Super-capitalistic WALL STREET gains.

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush seven years ago changed a barrel of OOIIILLLL from $24 into today’s Obscene Super-capitalistic greedy out of control $145.

Will the American people sit on their hands and allow Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush continued out of control WALL STREET Obscene Supercapitalistic greed to raise a barrel of OOIIILLLL to $200?

The price of OOIIILLLL is a national emergency. OOIIILLLL should be immediately nationalized for United States national defense.

GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush within seven years changed a $24 barrel of OOIIILLLL into a $145 barrel of OOIIILLLL.

Were the GOP REPUBLICAN Failures Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush serving the American People or serving their Obscene Super-rich friends when they help change the price of a barrel of OOIIILLLL from $24 to $145 in just seven years?

It’s time to Nationalize U.S. OOIIILLLL and the Energy Industries for National Defense.

300,000,000 Americans come first when it comes to the greatest benefits to the greatest number. When one percent of the population (Obscene Super rich), owns and runs everything to the destruction of the ninety nine percent (typical Americans), then something must change. Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush represents greed and destruction that must stop.

If you love America, then you should inspire the American People to rise higher and HOPE for better days.

America is HOPEFUL and GREAT and will follow the HOPEFUL and inspirational message of Harvard Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law.

This is the greatest presidential race in history, because Harvard Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law is flying like an eagle.

GOD BLESS AMERICA OUR HOME. Harvard Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama.

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Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law loves America and the troops.

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law will work with the international community to end the Iraq War in 2009.

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law will bring American troops home in 2009 and reward them with benefits for homes, college, medical care, and jobs.

American troops are overwhelmingly voting for Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law


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EUROPE, CHINA, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, AND SOUTH AMERICA ARE WATCHING YOU


THE WORLD IS WATCHING AMERICA’S 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
THE WORLD IS WATCHING AMERICA’S 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
THE WORLD IS WATCHING AMERICA’S 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.


AND THE WORLD WILL JUDGE WHETHER AMERICA IS SUITED TO BE ITS MORAL LEADER.
AND THE WORLD WILL JUDGE WHETHER AMERICA IS SUITED TO BE ITS MORAL LEADER.
AND THE WORLD WILL JUDGE WHETHER AMERICA IS SUITED TO BE ITS MORAL LEADER.

London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Madrid, Rome, Tokyo, Peking, and the other capitals all look forward to cooperating with President Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law.

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush policies of failures are afraid to stand on stage with Harvard Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama.

Mumbles Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush petitioned to have a dictionary close by to keep up with Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law’s intellectual discourse.

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire’s public insults towards his own wife and McBush’s public insults towards the AMERICAN PEOPLE have precluded them from moral judgment upon the World. Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush and Sarah trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner lack moral and intellectual credibility to sit in judgment of the World and serve the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

AMERICA is voting in an intellectual scholar from Harvard Law to right OUR COUNTRY and prosecute the criminal Obscene Super-capitalists.

The World is watching how a self professed Christian Moral Nation handles its pivotal point in history during the 2008 presidential election.

Will AMERICA rise to the occasion with maturity, dignity, intellect and grace?

Or will AMERICA degenerate into the GOP REPUBLICAN ’s Policy of Hate?

Will GOP REPUBLICAN s again toss evil words of hate to OUR PUBLIC and promote a filthy campaign worthy of pre-WWII Germany?

This is a pivotal time in AMERICAN history.

Will AMERICA run a dignified 2008 presidential election?

Or will AMERICA allow Hillbillies to take over the media and orchestrate the message of hate that will shock the watching World?

A barrel of OOIIILLLL was $24 when McBush took office.

It's time for AMERICA to nationalize OOIIILLLL and Energy Industries for National Defense.

Rich OOIIILLLL billionaires and WALL STREET (Obscene Super-capitalism) selling out Our Country the United States of AMERICA for their own selfish profits is unpatriotic and treason.

AMERICA belongs to AMERICANS and not to WALL STREET sell-out Obscene Super-capitalists who send trillions of OUR U.S. DOLLARS overseas in chase of the highest immediate return on their private investments. Greed does not work and greed is destroying OUR COUNTRY. Dependence on foreign OOIIILLLL and OOIIILLLL billionaire businessmen are destroying OUR COUNTRY.

Immediately nationalize OOIIILLLL and energy industries for U.S. National Defense. It’s the intelligent thing to do. AMERICANS are collectively much more important than a handful of billionaire Obscene Super-capitalists on WALL STREET who have allegiance to no one, but their own private, selfish, destructive, and nation undermining capital gains.

McCentury McSame (McBush Part III) wants to continue McBush's failed policies.

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GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER GREEDY RICH LOBBYIST MCCAIN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRE-MCBUSH HOODWINKED AMERICA

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush (policies of failures) has a lot to answer for:

War fought on the premise of uprooting weapons of mass destruction that were never found,

The failure to catch Osama Bin Laden,

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush Disgraceful proclamation “mission accomplish”

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush assumption that we would be greeted as liberators and not invaders

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush invasion of our white house (America house)

Turning Iran into the "greatest beneficiary" of the Iraq war

Manipulating the price of OOIIILLLL from $24.00 a barrel to $145.00 a barrel. whose interest are they lobbying for? Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush policies are not in America’s interest.

Plans to keep American troops in Iraq for 100 years

Plans to initiate the draft to secure enough troops

These are just a few of Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush policies of failures that must stop.


AMERICA needs change now in a better direction.

Harvard Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law will demonstrate how Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush has hurt OUR COUNTRY.

The World is watching how a self professed Christian Moral Nation handles its pivotal point in history during the 2008 presidential election.

Europe is looking forward to renewing friendship and cooperation with the United States through President Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law.

The overwhelming majority of American soldiers are voting for Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law

The World is Watching one America.

United Sates of America

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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPER RICH SPECULATION TRILLION DOLLAR FRAUD / TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPER RICH ROB U.S. TREASURY AND AMERICAN PEOPLE

MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS ARE BECOMING POOR, BECAUSE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPER RICH HAVE STOLEN OUR NATIONALTREASURY WEALTH THROUGH FRAUD SPECULATIONS

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Super Rich Are Emptying Our National Treasury To Give Each Other $10 Million Dollars Bonuses Every Year While Outsourcing Our American Jobs To Foreign Sweatshops. GOP REPUBLICAN s lobby for no regulations to steal the United States National Wealth from the American People. This is not GOP REPUBLICAN patriotism in the least, but treason.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Super Rich giving each other multi-billion dollar unsecured loans backed only by a handshake or slap on the back during golf outings and drink parties. Our United States Treasury emptied by these GOP REPUBLICAN s every year in exchange for Annual Mammoth National Debt forced upon the American People to pay.

GOP REPUBLICAN McCentury Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is a weak nominee who lacks the intelligence to receive the 3:00 am call.

Americans are tired of corruption from McBush and his Obscenely Super Rich WALL STREET Robber Barons.

Stop Corporate Welfare.

Stop CEO Welfare.

Stop Millionaire Welfare.

Stop the rich from outsourcing American jobs.

Stop giving Golden Parachutes to the Rich for outsourcing American jobs.

Stop the Rich from using Our Public Offices for Private Ill Gotten Gains.

Stop the Rich from stealing Our National Treasury.

Stop the Rich from robbing Our National Treasury and raising the National debt.

Stop the Rich from Tax Avoidance and Tax Havens.

Stop the Rich from importing illegal drugs by the ton and destroying Our Country in the name of
WALL STREET high returns on investment.

Stop the Rich from eroding Our Constitutional Rights.

Stop the Rich (McBush, Cheney, Rice, Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire) from selling Our America to Saudi Arabia, China, India) in the name of outsourcing American jobs, selling American Banks, selling bulk shares of key American corporations.

Nationalize the American OOIIILLLL Industry for National Defense, if you love America.
America is not for sale now or ever.

Obscenely Super Rich Capitalistic privileged C students with no business running hotdog stands illegally place themselves, their rich friends, and their rich family members into the highest positions of OUR COUNTRY to maintain, promote, and expand their ill gotten wealth at the expense of Average Americans. Do you still think that lieing GOP REPUBLICAN s are patriots? I think not.

Greed and stupidity are destroying Our Country and it must stop.

America must get back to moral decency, family values, respect, honor, scholarship, and service to the general Public.

America is about Public Service and not private greed.

Change is happening and America, Europe and the World welcome cooperation.

Out with GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Robber Barons.

In with the U.S. Constitution and the American People.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

We The People Are Voting For Harvard Scholar, Irish-American, and Constitution Law Professor Barack Obama.


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SUPER GREEDY RICH LOBBYIST MCCAIN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRE-MCBUSH AND THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (THE HAGUE) WILL HOLD MCBUSH, CHENEY AND RICE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ILLEGAL IRAQ WAR

The American People Have Been MCCAINED, HOODWINKED, BUSHWHACKED By the GOP REPUBLICAN LOBBYISTS PARTY OF

The GOP REPUBLICAN Party has sold its soul in exchange for private WALL STREET gains that have sent trillions of Our U.S. dollars overseas to sweatshops and tax havens at the expense of the American People. This blindly overzealous Las Vegas gambling style GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET greed, which is selling to the highest bidder Our Beautiful Country must stop. America doesn’t belong to the greedy GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Banks. Our Beautiful America belongs with Americans. It’s time to get that straight.

The OOIIILLLL Crisis is a National Emergency that must be immediately Nationalized for National Defense. America must be saved by the American People. We’ve learned that America cannot rely on irresponsibly greedy GOP REPUBLICAN s WALL STREET Banks that have no loyalty to the American People. The greedy GOP REPUBLICAN s are outsourcing American jobs to overseas sweatshops and sending trillions of Our U.S. dollars to overseas tax haven. These greedy GOP REPUBLICAN acts are giving foreign governments and private billionaires a direct say and ownership in Our Country. The GOP REPUBLICAN s are not patriots, but destroyers of the American Dream. We the People must take back Our Beautiful America Now.

International Court of Justice (The Hague) will question Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush-Cheney-Rice in January about their involvement in the Iraq War.

A long-delayed Senate committee report endorsed by Democrats and some GOP REPUBLICAN s concluded that President McBush and his aides built the public case for war against Iraq by exaggerating available intelligence and by ignoring disagreements among spy agencies about Iraq’s weapons programs and Saddam Hussein’s links to Al Qaeda.

The report was released after years of partisan squabbling, and it represented the close of five years of investigations by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence into the use, abuse and faulty assessments of intelligence leading to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

That some McBush administration claims about the Iraqi threat turned out to be false is hardly new. But the report, based on a detailed review of public statements by Mr. McBush and other officials, was the most comprehensive effort to date to assess whether policy makers systematically painted a more dire picture about Iraq than was justified by the available intelligence.

The 170-page report accuses Mr. McBush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other top officials of repeatedly overstating the Iraqi threat in the emotional aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

In a statement accompanying the report the president and his advisers undertook a relentless public campaign in the aftermath of the attacks to use the war against Al Qaeda as a justification for overthrowing Saddam Hussein.

The report on the prewar statements found that on some important issues, most notably on what was believed to be Iraq’s nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs, the public statements from Mr. McBush, Mr. Cheney and other senior officials were substantiated. The administration statements did not reflect the intelligence agencies’ uncertainties about the evidence or the disputes among them.

In a separate report the intelligence committee provided new details about a series of clandestine meetings in Rome and Paris between Pentagon officials and Iranian dissidents in 2001 and 2003. The meetings included discussions about possible covert actions to destabilize the government in Tehran, and were used by the Pentagon officials to glean information about rivalries in Iran and what was thought to be an Iranian hit team intending to attack American troops in Afghanistan.

The report criticized the meetings as ill advised and keeping the State Department and intelligence agencies in the dark about the meetings, which the report portrayed as part of a rogue intelligence operation.

The two reports were the final parts of the committee’s so-called Phase 2 investigation of prewar intelligence on Iraq and related issues. The first phase of the inquiry, begun in the summer of 2003 and completed in July 2004, identified grave faults in the C.I.A.’s analysis of the threat posed by Mr. Hussein.

The report on Iraq was especially critical of statements by the president and vice president linking Iraq to Al Qaeda and raising the possibility that Mr. Hussein might supply the terrorist group with unconventional weapons. Representing to the American people that the two had an operational partnership and posed a single, indistinguishable threat was fundamentally misleading and led the nation to war on false premises.

GOP REPUBLICAN s on the committee sharply dissented from the report’s findings and suggested that the investigation was a partisan smoke screen to obscure the real story: that the C.I.A. failed the McBush administration by delivering intelligence assessments to policy makers that have since been discredited.

The report about the McBush administration’s public statements offers some new details about the intelligence information that was available to policy makers as they built a case for war. For instance, in September 2002 the defense secretary told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Iraq problem cannot be solved by airstrikes alone, because Iraqi chemical and biological weapons were so deeply buried that they could not be penetrated by American bombs.

Two months later, however, the National Intelligence Council wrote an assessment concluding that the Iraqi underground weapons facilities identified by the intelligence agencies are vulnerable to conventional, precision-guided, penetrating munitions because they are not deeply buried.

Congress had never been told about the National Intelligence Council’s assessment.

International Court of Justice (The Hague in Europe) will question Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush-Cheney-Rice in January about their involvement in the Iraq War.

The OOIIILLLL Crisis is a National Emergency that must be immediately Nationalized for National Defense. America must be saved by the American People. We’ve learned that America cannot rely on irresponsibly greedy GOP REPUBLICAN s WALL STREET Banks that have no loyalty to the American People. The greedy GOP REPUBLICAN s are outsourcing American jobs to overseas sweatshops and sending trillions of Our U.S. dollars to overseas tax haven. These greedy GOP REPUBLICAN acts are giving foreign governments and private billionaires a direct say and ownership in Our Country. The GOP REPUBLICAN s are not patriots, but destroyers of the American Dream. We the People must take back Our Beautiful America Now.

The American People Have Been Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaireed-McBushed-Hoodwinked-Bushwhacked By the GOP REPUBLICAN Lobbyists and Party of .

America will restore it’s Constitution and closely regulate Criminal WALL STREET GOP REPUBLICAN s.

Your choice between a Harvard Law Scholar Obama or Computer Illiterate Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire


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PRESIDENT OBAMA OF HARVARD LAW PREDICTED TO HEAL AMERICA AND THE WORLD

The match-up between John Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire and Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law is close in nationwide surveys in the United States, but around the World it's no contest: Obama of Harvard Law prevails.

A survey of 24 nations taken by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds high levels of interest in the U.S. presidential election and broad optimism that American foreign policy "will change for the better" after the inauguration of a new president next year.

In 21 of the 23 foreign countries, those polled express more faith in Obama of Harvard Law than in Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire to "do the right thing regarding World affairs." In the other two nations, Pakistan and Jordan, neither inspires much confidence.

"Obama of Harvard Law obviously has an appeal that has crossed the waters," says Andrew Kohut, who directs the Pew project. "Some of it may have to do with his being associated with opposition to the war in Iraq, which is consistent with views of people around the World. Some of it may have to do with his charismatic qualities and the fact that he's different than the typical American presidential candidate."

Among the findings:

•Interest is high. Japanese are even more likely than Americans to say they are following the election closely. At least of half of those surveyed in Germany, Australia, Jordan and Britain say they are paying attention. In most of the nations surveyed, a third or more are tuning in.

•Optimism about a new president is broad. About two-thirds of those surveyed in France, Spain, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania predict U.S. foreign policy will improve after the inauguration. In 20 of 24 nations, more say U.S. foreign policy will change for the better than for the worse.

•Obama of Harvard Law is heavily favored. In 21 of 23 countries, more people have faith in the Illinois senator than in Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire to "do the right thing" in foreign affairs. The two contenders were essentially tied in the United States and Jordan.

In most countries, Obama of Harvard Law is also more trusted than Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire. The contrast was particular steep in Europe, where McBush made his farewell presidential tour. In France, where he visits Friday, 13% say they have "a lot" or some confidence in McBush to do the right thing. Six times as many, 84%, say that of Obama of Harvard Law.

If the best the GOP REPUBLICAN Get Rich By Selling America Party can do is Bush and Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire, then the GOP REPUBLICAN Party should be dissolved.

Your choice between Harvard Law Scholar Irish-American Barack Obama or Computer Illiterate C Student GOP REPUBLICAN Sell America For A Quick Profit Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire.

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United States Constitution - We the people of the United States


Democrat $24 barrel of OOIIILLLL

DEMOCRAT $1.50 A GALLON OF GASOLINE


OOIIILLLL was $24 a barrel when Democrats left office


A gallon of gasoline was $1.50 when Democrats left office


GOP REPUBLICAN s took office to change OOIIILLLL to $145 a barrel

GOP REPUBLICAN s took office to change gasoline to $4.50 a gallon


GOP REPUBLICAN $145 barrel of OOIIILLLL


A gallon of gasoline is $4.50 under the GOP REPUBLICAN s

Rising OOIIILLLL Prices Swell Profits at Exxon and Shell

You do the math and decide if Texas OOIIILLLL millionaires warrant investigations to protect the American people.


BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, AND SUPER GREEDY RICH LOBBYIST MCCAIN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRES


Aren’t there LAWS against defrauding the American People (US Constitution), robbing the US Treasury, and using US Government Offices for private gains?

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Conspiracy to defraud the American People and steal from the United States Treasury.


GOP REPUBLICAN abusive power and blind greed run amok to transfer the American economy into the private capitalistic pockets of the Obscene Super rich who own and run WALL STREET.


GOP REPUBLICAN s are manipulating the market system to make the many (95 percent of American citizens) suffer and serve the Obscene Superwealthy few (5 percent WALL STREET Obscene Supercapitalists).


GOP REPUBLICAN s Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush III Trillion Dollar War Crisis


GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET MILLIONAIRES ARE PAYING THEMSELVES $10,000,000 BONUSES FROM MONEY STOLEN FROM THE UNITED STATES TREASURY, WHILE SENDING OUR AMERCAN JOBS OVERSEAS. RECKLESS OUTSOURCING IS DESTROYING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.


No more GOP REPUBLICAN lies, conspiracies, and grand larcenies.


GOP REPUBLICAN $155 barrel of OOIIILLLL speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $175 barrel of OOIIILLLL speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $195 barrel of OOIIILLLL speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $215 barrel of OOIIILLLL speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $235 barrel of OOIIILLLL speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $255 barrel of OOIIILLLL speculations


GOP REPUBLICAN $4.50 a Gallon Gasoline speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $5.00 a Gallon Gasoline speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $5.50 a Gallon Gasoline speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $6.00 a Gallon Gasoline speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $6.50 a Gallon Gasoline speculations
GOP REPUBLICAN $7.00 a Gallon Gasoline speculations


When does it stop if ever?


GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Greed Speculation does not work.
GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Greed Speculation is hurting America.
GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Greed Speculation is hurting Our Constitutional Rights.


Stop GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL speculations today


GOP REPUBLICAN OOIIILLLL addiction has become the new crack drug and we better get off soon


GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET MILLIONAIRES ARE PAYING THEMSELVES $10,000,000 BONUSES FROM MONEY STOLEN FROM THE UNITED STATES TREASURY, WHILE SENDING OUR AMERCAN JOBS OVERSEAS. RECKLESS AMERICAN JOB OUTSOURCING IS DESTROYING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.


Nationalize U.S. OOIIILLLL For National Defense.
Nationalize U.S. OOIIILLLL For National Defense.
Nationalize U.S. OOIIILLLL For National Defense.


Clean nuclear electric energy is the answer. USA partnership with France will produce clean abundant Nuclear Fusion electricity. Eighty percent of French electricity is produce through nuclear energy. USA will learn nuclear production of clean energy.

Over 35 percent of France’s total energy requirement and over 78 percent of French electricity demands are met by nuclear energy. In 1999, France generated 375 billion kWh of electricity from its fifty-eight pressurized water reactors currently in operation. The electrical generation capacity of these plants is 65,702 MWe. France also operates one fast reactor, which generates 250 MWe of energy.

Because of their large operation capacity, the French also export energy, mainly to the rest of Europe, roughly 72.1 TWh per year. This large amount of energy generation allows France to be more energy self-sufficient than most European countries. In fact, France is over 50 percent able to meet its own energy needs, an incredibly large percentage for a modernized, western country. In comparison, Italy is only 18 percent energy self-sufficient. This was one of the goals of the French Nuclear program, to decrease French dependence on foreign energy sources.

The French national energy company, Electricite¢ de France (EDF) runs France’s nuclear power plants. The EDF was created in 1946 to alleviate the energy shortage that occurred just after World War II. In the 1950s the EDF provided France with the energy to modernize itself into an industrial power. However like most energy corporations, the EDF relied heavily on hydrocarbon generation up until the first OOIIILLLL CRISIS occurred. Then it was decided that the EDF should pursue NUCLEAR ENERGY TO REDUCE FRENCH DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN ENERGY.


We the people of the United States.


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WHY A BARREL OF OOIIILLLL ROSE FROM $24 TO $145 WHEN GOP REPUBLICAN OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRES BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, AND SUPER GREEDY RICH LOBBYIST MCCAIN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRES TOOK OVER


GOP REPUBLICAN Get Rich By Selling America And Using Our Public Office For Private Gains Is Treason against the American People. Big OOIIILLLL inside trading millionaires Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire will answer for war crimes.

The White House connection to Big OOIIILLLL goes too far. Now Chevron's OOIIILLLL tanker named Condoleezza Rice is too much OOIIILLLL conspiracy in the face of the American people.

The double-hulled OOIIILLLL giant, Condoleezza Rice, is part of the international OOIIILLLL tanker fleet of the San Francisco-based multinational OOIIILLLL firm, named several years ago Rice because she is a Chevron OOIIILLLL board member and stockholder.

Rice serves on Chevron's OOIIILLLL board and Bush Administration.

Far too cozy relationship among multinational energy giants, Bush and his key advisers -- including Vice President Dick Cheney and Rice.

There's never been an administration in power in this country that has been so close to a single industry, the OOIIILLLL-and-gas industry.

You wonder why a barrel of OOIIILLLL rose from $24 to $145 when OOIIILLLL millionaires Bush, Cheney, Rice took over. You wonder why a gallon of gasoline rose from $1.50 to $4.50 when OOIIILLLL millionaires Bush, Cheney, Rice took over.

Public Integrity raised the issue of the OOIIILLLL tanker's moniker. Look at the president and his background, the vice president (executive at Halliburton), (Commerce Secretary) Don Evans and his OOIIILLLL interests . . . and now this."

Rice closeness to a major OOIIILLLL company. It's not every day that someone has an OOIIILLLL tanker named after her.

Bush specifically request the Condoleezza Rice OOIIILLLL tanker be given a name change -- particularly since Chevron OOIIILLLL does business on six continents and 25 countries, and has been sued for human rights abuses in Nigeria.

The Center for Constitutional Rights filed suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, charging Chevron OOIIILLLL aided Nigerian police in attacks on local communities protesting Chevron OOIIILLLL production activities.

The Rice OOIIILLLL tanker came up at the White House briefing in connection with the incident in Nigeria.

Chevron OOIIILLLL giant has no intention of renaming the Condoleezza Rice and noted that board member Carla Hills also had a Chevron OOIIILLLL tanker named in her honor before she was appointed former President George Bush's trade secretary -- and the vessel has kept the name.

Naming OOIIILLLL tankers after members of the OOIIILLLL board of directors.

Rice's office did not return repeated phone calls, but she told Fox TV that she has no regrets regarding her Chevron OOIIILLLL ties and huge WALL STREET OOIIILLLL profits. Big OOIIILLLL has been good to me.

Rice and the White House decisions directly involving Chevron OOIIILLLL. Condi Rice is dealing with issues that are enormous interest to Chevron OOIIILLLL. From a public relations standpoint, they're desperately hoping this is one OOIIILLLL tanker that doesn't run aground. That could be a major problem.


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IRISH-AMERICAN BARACK OBAMA OF HARVARD LAW WILL bring back our United States Constitution and Rights of the American people. Who is better to save the country than an Ivy League United States Constitution Law professor who loves his country more than GOP REPUBLICAN s love ill gotten WALL STREET speculation money.


GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET MILLIONAIRES ARE PAYING THEMSELVES $10,000,000 BONUSES FROM MONEY STOLEN FROM THE UNITED STATES TREASURY, WHILE SENDING OUR AMERCAN JOBS OVERSEAS. RECKLESS OUTSOURCING IS DESTROYING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.


Stop GOP REPUBLICAN Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire from selling our America.


This remarkable unleashing of deep Democratic energies went hand in hand with clever GOP REPUBLICAN efforts to subvert the will of the American People, whether by overt corruption or covert manipulation. This corruption or manipulation resulted from the widespread market activity that was incompatible with the good of the American Public. American Citizens were well aware that the voices of the People could be offset by powerful GOP REPUBLICAN market elites bending the system to serve the interests of the few. The economic power of the GOP REPUBLICAN s was recognized to be the primary source of WALL STREET speculators’ corruptions.

Democratic dialogue was motivated by opposition to the market–driven greedy GOP REPUBLICAN s obsessed with obscene quantity of moneymaking with little regard for the quality of the Public’s Democracy. Democratic love of wisdom was contrasted sharply against the GOP REPUBLICAN s love of money.

Impeach the defunct GOP REPUBLICAN Party of WALL STREET Obscene Super Rich Thieves for milking our country the way wolves milk cows. America deserves intelligent and honest leadership demonstrated by scholars who love America, Americans and Our Freedom. America the Beautiful belongs to All Americans and will no longer be the plaything for WALL STREET Obscene Super Rich GOP REPUBLICAN s wolves.


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INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (THE HAGUE) WISHES TO SPEAK WITH MCBUSH, CHENEY, RICE, SUPER GREEDY RICH LOBBYIST MCCAIN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRE IN JANUARY FOR WAR CRIMES.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Get Rich By Selling America Party started the illegal Iraq War. Now the GOP REPUBLICAN s are totally obligated to immediately stop the illegal Iraq War.

Mumbles Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel and did not always obey the rules, which contributed to a very low class rank (894 of 899) that he did not aim to improve. Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire earned a reputation as a partying man. The planes he was flying crashed twice and once collided with power lines.

McSame Poor Military Record / McWife Former Criminal Drug Addict

GOP REPUBLICAN John Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire (McBush III) is a weak candidate, but that does not give him the excuse to publicly insult his wife who is a recovering drug addict.

In 1989, Cindy Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire became addicted to opioid painkillers such as Percocet and Vicodin, which she initially took to alleviate pain following two spinal surgeries for ruptured discs and to ease emotional stress during the Keating Five scandal, which involved her as a bookkeeper who had difficulty finding receipts.

The addiction progressed to where she resorted to stealing drugs from her own AVMT. During 1992, Tom Gosinski, the director of government and international affairs for AVMT, discovered her drug theft.

Subsequently in 1992, her parents staged an intervention to force her to get help; she told her husband about her problem, attended a drug treatment facility, began outpatient sessions, and ended her three years of active addiction.

In January 1993, Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire terminated Gosinski's employment on grounds of budgetary reasons. In spring 1993, Gosinski tipped off the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire's drug theft, and a federal investigation ensued.

Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire's defense team, led by Washington lawyer John Dowd, secured an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office that limited her punishment to financial restitution and enrollment in a diversion program, without any public disclosure.

Meanwhile, in early 1994 Gosinski filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire, which he told her he would settle for $250,000. In April 1994, Dowd requested that Maricopa County officials investigate Gosinski for extortion. The Phoenix New Times was about to publish a negatively-cast article about the whole affair.

Cindy Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire pre-empted this by publicly revealing her past addiction, stating she hoped it would give fellow drug addicts courage in their struggles: "Although my conduct did not result in compromising any missions of AVMT, my actions were wrong, and I regret them."

A flurry of press attention followed, including charges by Gosinski that she had asked him to lie concerning her drug use when the Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaires were applying to adopt their baby from Bangladesh and statements by past AVMT employees that Gosinski had once threatened to blackmail her.

The Arizona Republic published an editorial cartoon ridiculing the motivations for her AVMT work and an award dinner in her honor was canceled citing poor ticket sales. In the end, both Gosinski's lawsuit and the extortion investigation against him were dropped.

AVMT concluded its activities in 1995. That year, Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire founded a new organization, the Hensley Family Foundation, which donates monies towards children's programs in Arizona and nationally, and she was largely a stay-at-home mom during the balance of the 1990s. She also held positions as vice president, director, and vice chair of Hensley & Co.

It is difficult to protect the country with McSame who graduated last in his war college and last on the battlefield. You cannot protect the country while spending your career as a prisoner.

Basically, McSame is qualified to be a prisoner and his McWife a recovering drug counselor.

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law takes the high road, while Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire swims in the sewer.


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Racial profile raids violate our Constitutional Rights and must be stopped immediately. American industries rely heavily upon Latin workers and must protect them and American industries from these violations. These workers are productive and vital members of our society and must be protected.

If someone commits a crime and is picked up by the authority, then by all means check his/her status. Destructive people should be checked and separated from society.

Pulling a racial profile raid (telling workers to get off the roof and stand in line, because they have brown skin) is a violation of our Constitutional Rights.

Raiding a Latin birthday party and telling everyone to line up is a violation of our Constitutional Rights.

Raiding an Indian wedding and telling everyone to line up is a violation of our Constitutional Rights.

Going after law breakers and checking their status are correct actions.
Patrolling the borders to maintain America's safety from smugglers is the right thing to do.
Prosecuting WALL STREET bankers for drug money laundry is the right thing to do.
Prosecuting owners and executives of container ships bringing illegal drugs by the tons is the right thing to do.
Prosecuting WALL STREET price fixers, market manipulators and destructive speculators is the right thing to do.

Going after innocent productive members of society, because they have brown skin is a violation of our Constitutional Rights.

Americans have grown so fat, lazy and addicted that if you asked them to cook their own food; watch their own kids; clean their own homes; wash their own clothes; build their own homes; landscape their own yards; pick their own food; or repair their own cars; then they would faint.


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Democrats left office with gasoline at $1.50 a gallon and OOIIILLLL at $24 a barrel.

GOP REPUBLICAN takes office and raises gasoline to $4.50 a gallon and OOIIILLLL to $145 a barrel.

Which group loves America and which group loves money by any means?

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law takes the high road, while Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire swims in the sewer.

GOP REPUBLICAN MCBUSH TAX BREAK FOR THE OBSCENE SUPER RICH
Let's call this trillion-dollar giveaway what it is - the Paris Hilton Tax Break. It's about giving billions of dollars to billionaire heirs and heiresses at a time when American taxpayers just can't afford it.

The REPUBLICAN s have brought out the Paris Hilton Tax Break in June because they're eager to make it an election issue in November.

And I think that's fine. In fact, I'm eager for the American people to choose. Because if people want their government to spend one trillion dollars - an amount more than double what we've spent on Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terror combined - on tax breaks for multimillionaires and multibillionaires, than the GOP REPUBLICAN Get Rich Quick By Selling America and Robbing the US Treasury is your party.

If the American people want to borrow billions more from the Chinese, spend billions more in taxes to pay the interest on our debt, and watch billions cut from health care and education and Gulf Coast Reconstruction, then the Paris Hilton Tax Break is your tax break

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law takes the high road, while Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire swims in the sewer.


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GROWING FOREIGN STAKE IN U.S. BANKS AND OUTRAGEOUS OOIIILLLL PRICES COMPROMISE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Speculators Selling America To High Bidding Foreign Governments and Billionaires Compromises Our National Security

The nation's biggest financial firms, battered by huge losses in their mortgage businesses, are relying on an enigmatic source for cash: foreign governments in the Middle East and Asia.

Citigroup sold a 7.8 percent stake in the company worth $14.5 billion to a group of investors, including the government of Singapore and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as it revealed a colossal $10 billion loss. Merrill Lynch reported a massive loss, said that it sold a special class of stock worth $6.6 billion to funds managed by South Korea and Kuwait.

U.S. Banks have sought help from foreign government investment pools, known as sovereign wealth funds.

The worsening credit crunch in the United States has left domestic financial institutions with little choice but to seek help from foreign governments that have been enriched by the surge in the price of OOIIILLLL and the trade gap between the United States and Asia.

Once satisfied with holding safe bonds such as U.S. Treasurys, these countries now are stockpiling some of the largest investment funds in history and are looking for bargains in the ailing U.S. financial sector. Sovereign wealth funds have invested more than $40 billion in WALL STREET's biggest names, including UBS, Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns.

The rapid rise of these funds represents a fundamental shift in financial power away from the United States. And their growing clout is causing concern on Capitol Hill.

"As investments by sovereign wealth funds in American companies increase and the specter of control and undue influence by government entities looms. "We should be keeping a watchful eye on these investments as they increase in size and scope."

A major issue for lawmakers is the transparency of these funds. Some, like Norway's, which has $350 billion, are upfront about their activities. Others, such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's $875 billion fund, which is the World's largest, are more secretive.

Sovereign wealth funds recently have preferred to make passive investments that do not allow them to have any say in management decisions.

They don't want to worry the markets. "But you have to ask the question: 'What do they really want?' And that's the mystery behind these funds, we don't know who runs them."

Lawmakers reacted strongly against a Dubai firm that wanted to buy U.S. seaports in 2006 and a state-run Chinese firm that tried to take over a U.S. OOIIILLLL company in 2005. But since those incidents, sovereign wealth fund managers have become more savvy in their dealings with Congress by hiring lobbyists and by keeping their stakes low enough that they don't trigger reviews by regulators.

Little furor erupted last summer when Dubai paid $825 million for U.S. clothing retailer Barneys New York in June and followed with a 19.9 percent stake in the NASDAQ Stock Market.

The greater concern is the economic weakness that has eroded the power of the U.S. banking system.

GOP REPUBLICAN on the Senate Banking Committee, has asked the Government Accountability Office to study the emergence of sovereign funds. GOP REPUBLICAN recognizes the important role that foreign direct investment plays in the U.S. economy, and he welcomes such investment though it compromises our national security.

About two dozen countries have established sovereign wealth funds, including Libya, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Australia. While precise data about these funds are difficult to obtain, GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET analysts agree that their value Worldwide has reached $2 trillion and is likely to grow at least fivefold by 2012.

Notable funds include Norway's, which is viewed as a model of transparency and governance. Its managers have been actively advising several nations, including East Timor, Bolivia, Nigeria and Russia, which are starting funds. The Kuwait Investment Authority, a longtime investor in Chrysler, and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are also respected for their acumen and size.

China's source of money is its trade surplus with the United States and other countries. In the past, China poured much of its surplus of $1.3 trillion into U.S. Treasurys. Now it is seeking higher returns and a more diversified investment strategy. On Sept. 29, it took $200 billion from its surplus and launched a sovereign wealth fund. One of the fund's first moves was to invest $3 billion into one of GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET's biggest names, private-equity giant Blackstone.

Sovereign funds' activity has demonstrated that they are primarily focused on maximizing profit by any means. They are not investing in the United States as "a goodwill gesture, but they are not doing it as foreign policy either -- they are doing it to make obscene quantity of money at the American taxpayer (U.S. Treasury) expense.”

What Are the Consequences of a Government Bailout?

Paying for GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET Losses:
A bailout would potentially put taxpayers on the hook for billions to offset Fannie's and Freddie's losses.

National Debt
It would most likely make it more expensive for the United States government to borrow money in the future, since the government's potential obligations, which currently stand at $9 trillion, would rise by an additional $5 trillion.

Investors Suffer
Shares of Fannie and Freddie would probably be worth little or nothing.


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AMERICA AND EUROPE LOVES PRESIDENT IRISH-AMERICAN BARACK OBAMA OF HARVARD LAW

Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law bolsters his foreign policy credentials back home with trips to Germany, Britain, France, and the Middle East. The most visible and symbolically important stop was Berlin, where he gave a major address in front of 200,000 adoring friends of the next American president. He received the warmest welcome in history reminiscent of President John F. Kennedy’s legendary visit and “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in 1963.

Obama of Harvard Law is viewed in Germany as the next Kennedy, and he is linking his theme of a generational change in leadership to Kennedy’s appeal for the torch to be passed to a new generation.

The expectations in Europe are sky-high. Obama of Harvard Law has the confidence of 84 percent of the French, 82 percent of the Germans and 74 percent of the Brits.

First, Obama of Harvard Law is not President Bush, and he is not a REPUBLICAN . This is seen as a great plus by most Europeans, especially Germans, because Europeans do not like GOP REPUBLICAN s Bush or Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire.

For Europeans, Bush represents a militaristic approach to international affairs, compounded by bad manners (unilateralism) and a naive and reckless engagement with an un-American World. Like most Americans, Europeans believe the Iraq war was a major mistake and a violation of international law. This has damaged the image both of American competence and of America as a democracy that respects international law and civil liberties. The Hague will question Bush, Cheney, Rice and Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire in January about War Crimes. Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is seen as Bush’s third term of incompetence.

Obama of Harvard Law’s appeal goes beyond the fact that he is not Bush. He, and many of his foreign policy advisers, are of a younger generation shaped by the post-Cold War era. In addition, he has lived outside the U.S. and is able to see how the country is viewed by non-Americans. This makes him better equipped to deal with a new transatlantic relationship, forged not by the East-West conflict but by the challenges of globalization. Kennedy spoke in a divided Berlin and thought of Germany and Europe as the pivot in the struggle with the Soviet Union. Obama of Harvard Law will speak to Berliners, many of whom were born after the wall fell, and to a Europe that is an indispensable partner in dealing with such non-European challenges as global terrorism, energy and climate security, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. He will be thinking of Afghanistan and the Middle East rather than of Berlin or even the Balkans.

In this sense, he can connect to his audience and to the leaders of Europe, most of whom are closer in age and outlook to him than they are to the elderly Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire. And Obama of Harvard Law looks like the new America, with its racial diversity and openness to new groups. This alone will transform the image of Bush’s America among most Europeans.

In addition, Obama of Harvard Law is cool and Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is hot, and Europeans prefer cool. He is unflappable, while Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire’s temper is legendary. And he is willing to deal with the World as it is and to live with the messiness this implies, including dealing with some unpleasant characters. This is very much a European approach, something Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire regards as appeasement and acceptance of evil. Obama of Harvard Law is soft power, while Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire comes across as a military man who is only too willing to resort to force or the threat of force.

Obama of Harvard Law understands the limits of American power in a post-Iraq-war World, and this is an assessment that is shared by many European leaders. Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire talks of never surrendering in Iraq and of the continuing primacy of American power. This rhetoric plays better on the American campaign trail than it does with Europeans, who think such concepts are as archaic as Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire’s confessed non-use of the Internet (computer illiterate).

The REPUBLICAN s have been trying to take this disadvantage and turn it into a plus for Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire by arguing, as they did successfully against John F. Kerry, that Obama of Harvard Law is too European. Mitt Romney took up this theme last week, saying, “I do think that, frankly, Irish-American Barack Obama of Harvard Law looks toward Europe for a lot of his inspiration. Due to GOP REPUBLICAN ures, two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is less respected in the World today than it has been in the past. The poll also found that 60 percent of REPUBLICAN s felt this way, with 43 percent of GOP supporters regarding it as a major problem.

If Obama of Harvard Law is sworn in as president next January, there will be a major political climate change in transatlantic relations — in the direction of a welcome warming on both sides.

The conditions are ripe for a major improvement and transformation of transatlantic relations. The atmosphere will improve and the upside of an Obama of Harvard Law victory would clearly be greater.

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UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD.

My mother was born in the heartland of America and my father grew up in Kenya.

At the height of the Cold War, my father decided that his yearning and dream required the freedom and opportunity promised by the West. So he wrote letter after letter to universities all across America until somebody answered his prayer for a better life.

That is why I’m here. And you are here because you too know that yearning. This city knows the dream of freedom. And you know that the only reason we stand here tonight is because men and women from both of our nations came together to work, struggle and sacrifice for that better life.

Ours is a partnership that truly began sixty years ago this summer, on the day when the first American plane touched down at Templehof.

On that day, much of this continent still lay in ruin. The rubble of this city had yet to be built into a wall. The Soviet shadow had swept across Eastern Europe, while in the West, America, Britain, and France took stock of their losses, and pondered how the World might be remade.

This is where the two sides met. And on the twenty-fourth of June, 1948, the Communists chose to blockade the western part of the city. They cut off food and supplies to more than two million Germans in an effort to extinguish the last flame of freedom in Berlin.

The size of our forces was no match for the much larger Soviet Army. And yet retreat would have allowed Communism to march across Europe. Where the last war had ended, another World War could have easily begun. All that stood in the way was Berlin.

And that’s when the airlift began – when the largest and most unlikely rescue in history brought food and hope to the people of this city.

The odds were stacked against success. In the winter, a heavy fog filled the sky above, and many planes were forced to turn back without dropping off the needed supplies. The streets where we stand were filled with hungry families who had no comfort from the cold.

But in the darkest hours, the people of Berlin kept the flame of hope burning. The people of Berlin refused to give up. And on one fall day, hundreds of thousands of Berliners came here, to the Tiergarten, and heard the city’s mayor implore the World not to give up on freedom. “There is only one possibility,” he said. “For us to stand together united until this battle is won…The people of Berlin have spoken. We have done our duty, and we will keep on doing our duty. People of the World: now do your duty…People of the World, look at Berlin!”
People of the World – look at Berlin!

Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.

Look at Berlin, where the determination of a people met the generosity of the Marshall Plan and created a German miracle; where a victory over tyranny gave rise to NATO, the greatest alliance ever formed to defend our common security.

Look at Berlin, where the bullet holes in the buildings and the somber stones and pillars near the Brandenburg Gate insist that we never forget our common humanity.

People of the World – look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a World that stands as one.

Sixty years after the airlift, we are called upon again. History has led us to a new crossroad, with new promise and new peril. When you, the German people, tore down that wall – a wall that divided East and West; freedom and tyranny; fear and hope – walls came tumbling down around the World. From Kiev to Cape Town, prison camps were closed, and the doors of democracy were opened. Markets opened too, and the spread of information and technology reduced barriers to opportunity and prosperity. While the 20th century taught us that we share a common destiny, the 21st has revealed a World more intertwined than at any time in human history.

The fall of the Berlin Wall brought new hope. But that very closeness has given rise to new dangers – dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean.

The terrorists of September 11th plotted in Hamburg and trained in Kandahar and Karachi before killing thousands from all over the Globe on American sOOIIILLLL.

As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.
Poorly secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union, or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris. The poppies in Afghanistan become the heroin in Berlin. The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow. The genocide in Darfur shames the conscience of us all.

In this new World, such dangerous currents have swept along faster than our efforts to contain them. That is why we cannot afford to be divided. No one nation, no matter how large or powerful, can defeat such challenges alone. None of us can deny these threats, or escape responsibility in meeting them. Yet, in the absence of Soviet tanks and a terrible wall, it has become easy to forget this truth. And if we’re honest with each other, we know that sometimes, on both sides of the Atlantic, we have drifted apart, and forgotten our shared destiny.

In Europe, the view that America is part of what has gone wrong in our World, rather than a force to help make it right, has become all too common. In America, there are voices that deride and deny the importance of Europe’s role in our security and our future. Both views miss the truth – that Europeans today are bearing new burdens and taking more responsibility in critical parts of the World; and that just as American bases built in the last century still help to defend the security of this continent, so does our country still sacrifice greatly for freedom around the Globe.

Yes, there have been differences between America and Europe. No doubt, there will be differences in the future. But the burdens of Global citizenship continue to bind us together. A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden. In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more – not less. Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity.

That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another. The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.

We know they have fallen before. After centuries of strife, the people of Europe have formed a Union of promise and prosperity. Here, at the base of a column built to mark victory in war, we meet in the center of a Europe at peace. Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast, where Protestant and Catholic found a way to live together; in the Balkans, where our Atlantic alliance ended wars and brought savage war criminals to justice; and in South Africa, where the struggle of a courageous people defeated apartheid.

So history reminds us that walls can be torn down. But the task is never easy. True partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice. They require sharing the burdens of development and diplomacy; of progress and peace. They require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other.

That is why America cannot turn inward. That is why Europe cannot turn inward. America has no better partner than Europe. Now is the time to build new bridges across the Globe as strong as the one that bound us across the Atlantic. Now is the time to join together, through constant cooperation, strong institutions, shared sacrifice, and a Global commitment to progress, to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It was this spirit that led airlift planes to appear in the sky above our heads, and people to assemble where we stand today. And this is the moment when our nations – and all nations – must summon that spirit anew.

This is the moment when we must defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it. This threat is real and we cannot shrink from our responsibility to combat it. If we could create NATO to face down the Soviet Union, we can join in a new and Global partnership to dismantle the networks that have struck in Madrid and Amman; in London and Bali; in Washington and New York. If we could win a battle of ideas against the communists, we can stand with the vast majority of Muslims who reject the extremism that leads to hate instead of hope.

This is the moment when we must renew our resolve to rout the terrorists who threaten our security in Afghanistan, and the traffickers who sell drugs on your streets. No one welcomes war. I recognize the enormous difficulties in Afghanistan. But my country and yours have a stake in seeing that NATO’s first mission beyond Europe’s borders is a success. For the people of
Afghanistan, and for our shared security, the work must be done. America cannot do this alone.

The Afghan people need our troops and your troops; our support and your support to defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, to develop their economy, and to help them rebuild their nation. We have too much at stake to turn back now.

This is the moment when we must renew the goal of a World without nuclear weapons. The two Obscene Superpowers that faced each other across the wall of this city came too close too often to destroying all we have built and all that we love. With that wall gone, we need not stand idly by and watch the further spread of the deadly atom. It is time to secure all loose nuclear materials; to stop the spread of nuclear weapons; and to reduce the arsenals from another era. This is the moment to begin the work of seeking the peace of a World without nuclear weapons.

This is the moment when every nation in Europe must have the chance to choose its own tomorrow free from the shadows of yesterday. In this century, we need a strong European Union that deepens the security and prosperity of this continent, while extending a hand abroad. In this century – in this city of all cities – we must reject the Cold War mind-set of the past, and resolve to work with Russia when we can, to stand up for our values when we must, and to seek a partnership that extends across this entire continent.

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and Global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. Together, we must forge trade that truly rewards the work that creates wealth, with meaningful protections for our people and our Planet. This is the moment for trade that is free and fair for all.

This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East. My country must stand with yours and with Europe in sending a direct message to Iran that it must abandon its nuclear ambitions. We must support the Lebanese who have marched and bled for democracy, and the Israelis and Palestinians who seek a secure and lasting peace. And despite past differences, this is the moment when the World should support the millions of Iraqis who seek to rebuild their lives, even as we pass responsibility to the Iraqi government and finally bring this war to a close.

This is the moment when we must come together to save this Planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a World where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations – including my own – will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one.

And this is the moment when we must give hope to those left behind in a Globalized World. We must remember that the Cold War born in this city was not a battle for land or treasure. Sixty years ago, the planes that flew over Berlin did not drop bombs; instead they delivered food, and coal, and candy to grateful children. And in that show of solidarity, those pilots won more than a military victory. They won hearts and minds; love and loyalty and trust – not just from the people in this city, but from all those who heard the story of what they did here.

Now the World will watch and remember what we do here – what we do with this moment. Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this World who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe? Will we give meaning to the words “never again” in Darfur?

Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the World? Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don’t look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?
People of Berlin – people of the World – this is our moment. This is our time.

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the World have not lived up to our best intentions.

But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived – at great cost and great sacrifice – to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful World. Our allegiance has never been to any particular tribe or kingdom – indeed, every language is spoken in our country; every culture has left its imprint on ours; every point of view is expressed in our public squares. What has always united us – what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America’s shores – is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please.

These are the aspirations that joined the fates of all nations in this city. These aspirations are bigger than anything that drives us apart. It is because of these aspirations that the airlift began. It is because of these aspirations that all free people – everywhere – became citizens of Berlin. It is in pursuit of these aspirations that a new generation – our generation – must make our mark on the World.

People of Berlin – and people of the World – the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. With an eye toward the future, with resolve in our hearts, let us remember this history, and answer our destiny, and remake the World once again.

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READ ORWELL’S 1984: SUPER GREEDY RICH LOBBYIST MCCAIN WALL STREET OOIIILLLL MILLIONAIRE APPROVES MCBUSH TORTURE METHODS
Crimes Against Humanity Trials By The International Court of Justice (The Hague)
Get your head out of that hole and READ 1984 Orwell’s prediction of a diabolical future of a New World Obscene Supercapitalism Order of total control. Orwell warns people of Obscene Supercapitalism GOP REPUBLICAN control.
Winston Smith, who is a man in his late 30's and a member of the 'outer party' - the lower of the two classes. Winston Smith works for the Obscene Supercapitalism controlled government in one of the four main government buildings called the Ministry of Truth where his job is to rewrite history books in order for people not to learn what the past used to be like (the slogan of 'the party' is "who controls the past, controls the future."). As the book is beginning, Winston begins to contemplate setting himself against Obscene Supercapitalism GOP REPUBLICAN Big Brother Party, but of course is reluctant, knowing that even thinking about such a thing could easily result in his death. The three sentences sum up what the party stands for, and they are:

"War is Peace"
"Freedom is Slavery"
"Ignorance is Strength"

All appear to be oxymoron's, but make some sense once the reader has progressed through the book, for example, the term "War is Peace" has a simple, but somewhat complex explanation.
The society in 1984 revolves around 3 'Obscene Superstates' which are Eurasia, Eastasia, and Oceania. All of these states are in a constant state of war with one another, yet all are self contained, and require no trade with one another, and therefore do not require war as a means of economical necessity. However, it is their feeling that as long as a constant state of war is prevailing, the people will be too preoccupied with the war effort to worry about whether or not the present political system is working. The government constantly reminds the people that when they win the war, Oceania will rule the world, and life will be better. So therefore, as long as the war is going (as it always will be), peace within the states can prevail.
Obscene Supercapitalism GOP REPUBLICAN Big Brother becomes suspicious of Winston, and he is therefore watched by O'Brien, an intelligent executive at the Ministry of Truth who is a member of the Inner Party (the upper wealthy class). After a bit of casual conversation at the workplace, he is invited to O'Brien's house where he denounces to him his thoughts and ideas about the WALL STREET Brotherhood. O'Brien mentions a gentleman named Emmanuel Goldstein whom he claims to know heads an organization for such the same purposes of which Winston spoke. O'Brien promises to help Winston, and promises him a copy of Goldstein's book.
Julia is the third and final main character of the book. She is an attractive young female who works with Winston at the Ministry of Truth. She is a member of the Outer Poor Party. They fall in love, but never marry because of existing laws in 1984. Julia eventually learns of Winston’s plans, and even helps him. However, unlike O'Brien, she does not betray him.
Eventually, Winston is caught and taken to a place "where there is no darkness" which are bright underground rooms where criminals are taken to be interrogated. He is tortured Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush style and mentally murdered so badly that by the end of the book he loves Obscene Supercapitalism GOP REPUBLICAN Big Brother, and cannot think a single thought without the permission of the party. Winston is tortured on several different occasions, and on all occasions it is done by his "teacher" - O'Brien. Almost the entire last 1/3 of the book is devoted to the dialogue that takes place during these torture sessions between O'Brien and Winston.
Winston turns out to be a textbook case of a person reformed by the WALL STREET GOP REPUBLICAN Party. By the end of the book, Winston is completely mentally dead. He cannot think or act for himself, and he is merely a toy of the party. He is useless to anyone (including the Obscene Supercapitalism GOP REPUBLICAN Party), and may as well be put to death, but is kept alive, probably as a trophy to Obscene Supercapitalism GOP REPUBLICAN Big Brother Party.
Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush III WALL STREET selling American Big Banks to foreign billionaires Crisis giving foreign sweatshop billionaires direct votes in Our Economy, Way of Life and Government.
Mission Accomplish Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire-McBush III For Trying To Destroy Our Democracy and Economy

The Multiple Crisis are the fault of the Administration, Supreme Court, Congress and especially the GOP REPUBLICAN Party for allowing GOP REPUBLICAN International War Suspects McBush, Cheney, and Rice to lie, cheat and steal their way into the Highest Office on Earth and remain there for eight years. The Entire World thinks that America was ridiculous for allowing GOP REPUBLICAN criminals and scoundrels to steal their way into office not once but twice. If you locked three Rock Wellers in a jewelry shop for eight years without Obscene Supervision, what would you expect upon returning? Why are Americans surprised that the three scoundrels McBush, Cheney, and Rice have smashed up the place and almost destroyed America in eight years? You should have expected bad things from those criminals eight years ago and stopped them back then. Instead of stopping the trillion dollar criminals, the media (O’Reilly, FOX News, The New Yorker) went after the Dixie Chicks, Paris Hilton, Rosie O’Donnel, and Britney Spears. How stupid.

Now the media (O’Reilly, FOX News, The New Yorker) pursues Boy George, because he might be a threat. What an incredibly stupid, stupid, and racist media we have. The World is watching and laughing at our stupid media and defunct WALL STREET robber barons greedy selfish shortsighted Obscene Supercapitalistic system. Since when does the prerequisite for becoming the President includes being a poor military academy student, out of action POW, computer illiterate, senior citizen and husband of a recovering drug addict/thief/criminal? Super Greedy Rich Lobbyist McCain WALL STREET OOIIILLLL Millionaire is qualified to be a former POW and Mrs. McThief is qualified to be a recovering drug addict. What a pair and example for our youth. Romney the compulsive will not help our country as vice president. I say elect the GOP REPUBLICAN s and force them to fix their gigantic GOP REPUBLICAN Obscene Supercapitalism mess or impeach the defunct and failing GOP REPUBLICAN Party.


Posted by: dwashington1 | October 7, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Neighbors losing their houses. John Sydney McCain III doesn't even know how many houses he has. That doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by: kflet3 | October 7, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

This is an election that just about has something for everyone to vote against. Those that don't like whitey, those that don't like blackie, those that don't like old folks, those that don't like young ones, those that don't like women, those that don't like men, those that don't like the military and those that love the military. There has never been one that offered such a selection to vote against. Enjoy it. We may not get another chance like this.

Posted by: Thependulumswings | October 7, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

McCain began selling his favorite subject, war, on September 12th! Yes, the DAY AFTER 9/11.
"I'm sure John McCain loves his country," says Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism czar under Bush. "But loving your country and lying to the American people are apparently not inconsistent in his view."
**On Sept. 12, 2001, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, where Matthews asked whether the appropriate response should be "a legal matter or a military matter."
"I think it's both," McCain replied. "As - as we stated, the - a nation has the right to defend itself, No. 1. But No. 2, these organizations could not flourish effectively unless they had the help and assistance and safe harbor of these nations. And it isn't just Afghanistan - we're talking about Syria, Iraq, Iran, perhaps North Korea, Libya and others."
** Oct. 18, 2001, appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, with the nation on edge about the anthrax mailings and in the early stages of the campaign in Afganistan, McCain singled out Iraq.
After sharing his views about Afghanistan, McCain told Letterman: "I think we'll do fine. The second phase - if I could just make one, very quickly - the second phase is Iraq. There is some indication, and I don't have the conclusions, but some of this anthrax may - and I emphasize may - have come from Iraq."

**In January 2002, while touring the flight bridge of an aircraft carrier on the Arabian Sea, McCain shouted: "Next up: Baghdad!"

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | October 7, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

sobugged

how cant you trust mccain he is for the working man obama aint gonna do nothing but raise your taxes and take your guns away your out of touch

Posted by: karlmalone | October 7, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

NOBAMA's resume is thinner than Sarah Pallin's, and this was also the case with Hillary Clinton. However, the media clearly want this man to win . . . and he formed the VP committee.

THE LACK OF INTEREST IN KNOWING JUST WHO NOBAMA IS IS STUNNING!

MEDICAL DISCLOSURE:

Senator John McCain has granted access to more than 2,500 pages of medical records, in 1999 and 2008, and a recent report, including all medications from a team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic who has been treating him for years.

NObama released in May, a one-page letter from his primary care doctor, who he had not seen in 18 months.

There is so much information that frightens me about Nobama, but what started as hoopla and song and dance about change has morphed into refusal to look beyonf the hoopla and song and dance. Now, people are saying they would trust a person who NO ONE KNOWS with running the country (of course with his belt-way boys advising him).

1. NObama's twenty year membership with Wright's anti-American and anti-white church! In plain English, racist is the word.

2. NObama's words about the supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton who he called "uneducated, low-class whites, clutching guns and going to church."

3. Then there is Michelle Obama, an angry woman expressing anti-American sentiments that, "life in America is not good, we're a country that is just down right mean . . . We're a country that is guided by fear, We're a nation of cynics, sloths and complacents."

4. Remember, Obama claimed the Teamsters need less oversight (The Wall Street Journal, 5/5/08). Hoffa and the Obama camp agreed upon less oversight during discussion to end the government regulation prior to the Union endorsing Obama.

5. NObama's claim that he was a law professor . . . a real stretch, and an insult to REAL professors.

6. NObama's relationship with Ayer is no small matter: People must understand that the Weatherman Underground gunned down Boston Police Detective Officer Walter Schroeder outside a Brighton bank on Sept.23, 1970. Schroeder was shot in the back. He left behind a wife and nine children ,aged 17,15,13,10,9,7,6,2, and 11 months. Katharine Powers drove the get-away car and was on the lam for 23 years before getting caught and then treated with the same despicable reverence that Obama's friend Ayers has been given by the media. Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, like Powers, went underground as fugitives after a bomb-making factory blew up on a residential Manhattan block, killing three people. Ayer as recent as an interview following 9/11, claimed he regretted not building more bombs!

7. The NOBama interview where he talked about 57 states? No American history in Jarkata.

8. Nobama's broken campaign promise by opting out of public financing.

Posted by: Cantabrigian | October 7, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

We cannot trust the GOP or John McCain with the future of our great nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i5T301aAWg

Posted by: sobugged1 | October 7, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

mccain gonna git r dun tonight he aint gonna let no terrorist in office and he defanently aint gonna let no terrorist take our guns away. Obama is a criminal terrorst communist

Posted by: karlmalone | October 7, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The foundation for everything McCain needs to do tonight is contained in this sentence from his speech the other day in New Mexico: "the status quo is not on the ballot."

Of course, that's the Democrats' argument, that a first term for McCain would be a third term of Bush. If Bush is not President, if McCain and Obama are facing each other without the context provided by the last eight years, McCain wins ten times out of ten. But Bush is President, McCain has endorsed Bush's positions on every major issue, and the public by and large believes the Democrats that McCain as President would do what Bush has done.

If McCain could alter that perception tonight, he'd be the big winner. That's the only thing that will make him a winner, though, and I don't think he can do it.

The other side of that coin is that he could do things that would make him a big loser, and turn this race into a rout. The main thing he could do is repeat some of the red meat lines about Obama that have worked so well with Republican audiences -- Obama is a liar, he's a friend of terrorists, and so forth. Voters somewhere between deep concern and panic over the economy could react very negatively to this kind of thing, especially if McCain went into it in response to a question from the audience in this "town-hall" format debate.

It may turn out that McCain, recognizing this risk, will dial back his rhetoric so far that tonight's debate ends up not making much of an impression on anyone (Obama, already ahead and notably risk-averse, will not make news if McCain doesn't). This happens rather often in campaign debates; it's one reason why so few of them are memorable. Lots of outcomes are possible, but the two most likely seem to be a tense but not very dramatic performance by Obama and McCain, and a debate in which McCain tries for a big score and misses by talking about issues other than those the voters are worried about right now.

Posted by: jbritt3 | October 7, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm a white female, 40's & middle class. I'm not voting for Obama because of his race, but because I trust him with the leadership of this country. He is intelligent, kind, has family and Christian values that I can relate to. When I see so-calledl Christian Sarah Palin whipping up crowds into hate-filled frenzys, accusing a US Senator of domestic terrorism, and instigating cries of "BOO-HISS" and "KILL HIM!", all with the blessings of Mr. McCain, I am appalled. Her mob yesterday went after CNN technicians, using the "N" word and cat-calls of "Hey Boy". I thought this country had moved beyond such evil actions. I have never seen politicians sink so low in their quest for power. It is disgusting.

Posted by: GenuineRisk | October 7, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

This is GREAT!!!

If ole' magoo attacks - he is ill tempered, erratic, crotchety and unstable.

If Popeye does NOT reach for the spinach and try to beat up Obama, then he gets clobbered on substance because he has none.

Either way,

MAGOO LOSES!!!

BWAHHHH HAAAAA HAAAAA

Posted by: McCainIsPopeye | October 7, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

ATTENTION: ALL YOU UN EMPLOYED REPUBLICANS .... Apply at Fox News, they attract all the cry babies

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 7, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

The hate filled rhetoric of the mccain/palin campaign in the past few days is very disturbing, inapprorpiate and menacing. Hearing a person in the audience yell "terrorist" or "kill him" and NOT hearing either McCain or Palin respond with an insistent "NO, we will not have that kind of talk" could make a person wonder if THAT is what they are trying to inspire. If so, then their campaigns should immediately be investigated by the FBI to determine if they are intentionally trying to incite violence. McCain should know better. I am profoundly disappointed that he does not.

Maybe he should start the debate with an apology to Obama. It couldn't hurt in the "warming him up" department.

Posted by: MassamachusettsWoman | October 7, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

This is GREAT!!!

If ole' magoo attacks - he is ill tempered, erratic, crotchety and unstable.

If Popeye does NOT reach for the spinach and try to beat up Obama, then he gets clobbered on substance because he has none.

Either way,

MAGOO LOSES!!!

BWAHHHH HAAAAA HAAAAA

Posted by: McCainIsPopeye | October 7, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

So McCain thinks that Obama should attend his town hall meetings?

Well, how many folks know that it cost fifty bucks to get into one to ask the canadate a question? Only Republicans, not undecided voters, would donate money to McCain. Therefore Obama is wise not to take the bait. He would be eaten alive by McCain's own base, the only people who attend those meetings, simalar to the Q&A with the preacher in California a month ago.
McCains town halls are merely ego stroking photo-ops.

Posted by: Neutermen | October 7, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain is not a responsible person. He lost 5 airplanes in his Navy Flying career.

Fact Check shows:


1. Student pilot McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings.

2. Pilot McCain III lost another plane two years later while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral.

3. Pilot McCain III lost number three in 1965 when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. McCain III radioed, ”I’ve got a flameout” and ejected at one thousand feet. The plane crashed to the ground and McCain III floated to a deserted beach.

4. Combat pilot McCain III lost his fourth on July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk combat pilot. While waiting his turn for takeoff, an accidently fired rocket slammed into McCain Jr’s plane. He escaped from the burning aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft, and threatened to sink the ship.

5. Combat pilot McCain III lost a fifth plane three months later (Oct. 26, 1967) during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam when he failed to avoid a surface-to-air missile. McCain III ejected from the plane breaking both arms and a leg in the process and subsequently parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi. After being pulled from the lake by the North Vietnamese, McCain III was bayoneted in his left foot and shoulder and struck by a rifle butt. He was then transported to the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton.


Most of the above was caused by getting lost, running out of fuel or going where he shouldn't.

Not my choice to be our leader.

Posted by: JJames081 | October 7, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

McKeating: The Creation of Trust and Its Betrayal

http://highwayscribery.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html#897078594119354115

Posted by: highwayscribery1 | October 7, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

It really doesn't matter what McCain does tonight. I am an independent, and almost everyone I know, even in so-called ultra-right Orange County, California, has already made up their minds and they are voting for Obama. What Senator Mccain and his handlers don't get, at all, is that the world has turned a few revolutions since Vietnam and William Ayers and the Weather Underground. That was over a quarter century ago and we just don't care. It's irrelevant in our lives and has no bearing on our future. If he goes there tonight with this "pals around with terrorists stuff", he might as well dig his own political grave. At least he should go down with some grace & dignity, but it has become sadly apparent that neither he, nor what is left of the Republican Party, has any of that left to draw upon. Senator Obama does get it, and that's why he is in fact and deed, "one of us". He is the face of 21st cetury America and its long-term future .... educated, organized, hopeful, and ready to meet the challenge. McCain's supporters are fearful of that, but they do need to come to grips with their racial fears, and really put the future of the nation first.

Posted by: pookiecat | October 7, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

>Can someone tell me why McCain voted AGAINST making the bombing of abortion clinics a federal crime?

Because he's lying hypocrite.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

The report on CNN last night clearly detailing Obama's long relationship with the terrorist Ayers up to and including the fund raiser that Ayers gave for Obama in 1996 is fact not smear.
When the character of your candidate is brought into question it's best to look at the evidence not close your eyes and ears like a child because it's something you don't want to hear.
It clearly brings severe questions about Obama's judgement.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | October 7, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

>Savoring this moment. The look on hanity, oreily, cavuto, doocy, hume, rove, morris and the rest of the FOX news character’s faces as they come to grips with the polls. The utter frustration on their grills as they ring their hands in >disbelief.

Don't be fooled. Athose tools get bonus payouts if McCain gets elected.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Can someone tell me why McCain voted AGAINST making the bombing of abortion clinics a federal crime?
That DIRECTLY supports and enables domestic terrorists from the right wing.

Posted by: frankdiscussion1 | October 7, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Savoring this moment. The look on hanity, oreily, cavuto, doocy, hume, rove, morris and the rest of the FOX news character’s faces as they come to grips with the polls. The utter frustration on their grills as they ring their hands in disbelief. Classic! It may not last for Obama but it is fun to watch.
Approximate cost of Obama’s campaign? $450M
Approximate cost of McCain’s campaign? $84M
The look on the Fox faces come election night? Priceless!

Posted by: ohhhthepossibilities | October 7, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Ladywire, you are right, it is time for a new adventure, a complete change that will take us on a ride we can't yet imagine.

I am ready for that change, I have already seen what the Republicans have to offer.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | October 7, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Brigadere

Are you joking or what?????

Ah yes, Obamoron the great "letter" writer. He's not supposed to be writing letters mo; he's supposed to be writing LEGISLATION. That's why he has US Senator in front of his name and my secretary has administrative assistant behind her name. She writes letters - Senators write LEGISLATION.

Oh, BTW 2007 was a little late don't you think. And if your boy Barry was so concerned in 2007 why did he take $126,000 in campaign contribution from Freddie/Fannie while voting AGAINST A.190 in 2007; S. 190 was a bill that would have brought oversight to Freddie/Fannie and anyone else involved in secondary subprime lending.

One more FACT you apparently are unaware of since this is such an important issue to you but you continue your support for this phony - S.190 was co-sponsored by guess who - yep you little troll, John McCain.

I'll be looking for you to register as a Republican now that you have FACTS to base your decision on and not just the Obamoron infomercial via Katie "I wouldn't know a Republic from a democracy" Couric.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | October 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

So sad, every 4 years ( Presidential Election Years ) all the slime crawl out of their holes and try to destroy what ever decentency is left in American Politics and our country. These preachers of hate have never voted, most don't have a clue as to what they say. They read others comments and yell & scream against them, no matter what party they represent. Thank god in 30 days they'll all crawl back in their holes for an other 4 years and be quiet.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

town hall meeting, however, will be a disaster for Sen. Obama if someone asks him why he has been lying about his relationship with the home-grown terrorist William Ayers.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | October 7, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

#########################################

More smears from the smear artists.

I think that the questioners will be more concerned about McCain's relationship with GW Bush the economic terrorist and about why McCain lied about Iraq.

Posted by: maggots | October 7, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"Thanks, but no thanks" - Palin/McCain 08

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

McCain is not a responsible person. He lost 5 airplanes in his Navy Flying career.

Fact Check shows:

1 - Student pilot McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus
Christi Bay while practicing landings.
2 - Pilot McCain III lost another plane two years later while he was deployed in the
Mediterranean. ”Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines
which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the
son of an admiral.
3 - Pilot McCain III lost number three in 1965 when he was returning from flying a Navy
trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. McCain III radioed, ”I’ve got
a flameout” and ejected at one thousand feet. The plane crashed to the ground and
McCain III floated to a deserted beach.
4 - Combat pilot McCain III lost his fourth on July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to
the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk combat pilot. While waiting his turn for takeoff, an
accidently fired rocket slammed into McCain Jr’s. plane. He escaped from the burning
aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft,
and threatened to sink the ship.
5 - Combat pilot McCain III lost a fifth plane three months later (Oct. 26, 1967) during his
23rd mission over North Vietnam when he failed to avoid a surface-to-air missile. McCain
III ejected from the plane breaking both arms and a leg in the process and subsequently
parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi. After being pulled from the lake by the North
Vietnamese, McCain III was bayoneted in his left foot and shoulder and struck by a rifle
butt. He was then transported to the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton.


Most of the above was caused by getting lost, running out of fuel or going where he shouldn't.

Not my choice to be our leader.

Posted by: dhcobra | October 7, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

McCain has a bigger fight on his hands than Obama... Should, God forbid, McCain steals the votes, Palin certainly is not going to sit back and let McCain run the show. She has a bigger moose to shoot. Probably about 2012..., you know, the Commander job?

I have changed my mind about who I want to take over, no questions asked. I am more willing to jump into new territory, and have a new adventure, than to be assured of the same old thing. I am not better off now than I was 4 years ago. Apart from the recent Market slash and burn, I do want change, and Obama/Biden 08 is the way. I am willing to see the next 4--oh, make that 8 years, yes, I have the time.

Posted by: Ladywire | October 7, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Not sure John can turn things around sticking with the same policies. I for one voted for both Bushes and Reagan twice, so I can't be accused of being a liberal, but I am concerned that trickle down economics is at best a failure. The only trickle down that happened was what accidentally slipped through their fingers of the rich because they were carrying too much out to their 16 wheel trucks. This idea of no regulations or rules on big business has just been a license to steal. The finance industry is a great example. Now the middle class tax payers are bailing out the rich for their greedy mistakes. What was the kicker for me is that John McCain not only wants to continue the current tax breaks for the rich but give them more. Since the rich have most of the money it is time that they paid their share. That would be patriotic. At best trickle down economic is a legal license to rob from the poor and give to the rich. Besides that I don't like the way the McCain camp has started inciting the people. It isn't the John McCain that I knew. Think he has picked poor advisors and a president is only as good as the people he or she surrounds themselves with. If you do not know something you have to be smart enough to not only listen, but to ask the right questions. By the tone of the McCain camp that is not happening. They are telling and that is not leading.

Posted by: 1concernedvoter | October 7, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

It looks like John McCain has his own character problems to address such as John Singlaub Iran/Contra scandal and of course an old favorite, the Keating 5 scandal which cost tax payers billions.

Wait until they get to the Palin’s. Succession for the US, troopergate, tax evasion, and their radical church practices just to name a few.

So the question is, "Who is the real John McCain"?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

So now the McCain camp can say and do anything that they want, all it has become is hated filled and completely mean spirited.

I hear the heckler at the Palin event was taken out by 10 guys dressed in black T shirts, while the guy that yelled "kill him" was standing 10 feet away fromt he secret service and nothing was done? The press is kept out by the Secret Service? Are we not a free nation and don't we as a collective pay the salary of the Secret Service?

Good Lord, what is going on. I know that McCain can't be completely held responsible for every moron they attract, but to start yelling racial obscenities at the sound crew as they are leaving is beyond the pall.

If McCain can't step forward and ask for this to stop, really, and with some heart, then he is no better than the terrorist he is calling others.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | October 7, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain is wrong to believe that he's very good at town hall meetings. He really isn't. In fact he's not really very good on any kind of platform.
This town hall meeting, however, will be a disaster for Sen. Obama if someone asks him why he has been lying about his relationship with the home-grown terrorist William Ayers.
He clearly HAS been lying about this relationship.
That's bad enough but what is really startling is his judgement. The terrorist activities of William Ayers are well know and even Ayers admits to his culpability-and wishes he could have planted more bombs putting his fellow Americans at risk!
That Sen. Obama, a man with presidential ambitions, would even HAVE such a long relationship with this well know terrorist-never mind attending fund raisers at his house-is simply astounding.
It either suggests that he has no judgement at all or that he will do anything to get elected.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | October 7, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

If McCain is elected then the Republicans get away with the worst presidency in modern history. On substantive issues McCain's campaign has issued one misleading statement after another. (Don't take my word for it, just Google "fact check" and whichever statement you want to research. It works for both campaigns.)
All they can do is attack Obama and attempt to hijack the themes of his campaign because McCain doesn't have anything real to offer on his own. It's the same Republican strategy that we've seen for the last 8 years: "Just Keep Lying."
On top of all that, at the age of 72 McCain is simply TOO OLD and TOO LATE. Do you really want an 80-year old president (which is how old he'd be by the end of his 2nd term)?
And really, if the VP has to step up to the plate for any reason, do you really want President Sarah Palin?

Posted by: RobertinColorado | October 7, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA'S VERY HIGHT INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY ALLOWS HIM TO ANALYZE SITUATION AND MAKE SOUND DECISIONS.
HOW CAN YOU EVEN COMPARE PALIN'S GED FROM MOOSE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CREDENTIAL TO THESE?


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

ernursek wrote,"EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEAVE MCCAIN ALONE AN FOCUS ON A {RADICALIST, OBAMA}EVERYONE NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND UNDERSTAND THAT HIS OWN PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF HIM. HOW CAN HE LEAD OUR COUNTRY WITHOUT CHARACTER. HE IS A LIAR AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED. GOD HELP US ALL IF THIS HAPPENS. I AM A DEMOCRAT AND VOTING REPUBLICAN FOR FIRST TIME. I FEEL UNSAFE WITH OBAMA."

Dear God, ernursek makes a strong case for IQ-based suffrage.

D. Grant Haynes


Posted by: dgh27 | October 7, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

One of the biggest lies perpetrated by the MSM is that democrats are better for the economy. During Carter, when both pres and congress was democrats we had our worst economy since the depression.

Our current economic crisis has Democrat fingerprints all over it.

The MSM continues lapdogging for Obama and passing on the same myth.

When pressed for details of what exactly Obama will do to change the economy the MSM comes up blank, as does Obama himself. He figures he can subdue the questioners by mentioning the word Change and Hope a few thousand more times and hopefully wear them out.

MSM has done by far the most crappy job on earth in presenting actual facts related to Obama, his plans, his history and his connections.

People like Dan Balzless could have been doing research on the real Obama but has relegated himself to puff pieces at best.

Posted by: KMichaels | October 7, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God! McCain may be inhibited from injecting irrelevant personal slanders into the debate because of the town hall format? What will he have left to say? Maybe he should suspend his campaign and boycott the debate.

Posted by: ejs2 | October 7, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

If you listen you can hear it

It's the laughter in the street

It's the motion in the music

And the fire beneath your feet

All the signs are right this time

You don't have to try so very hard

If you live in this world

You're feelin' the change of the guard



All the cowboys and your neighbors

Can you swallow up your pride

Take your guns off it you're willin'

And you know we're on your side

If you wanna get thru the years

It's high time you played your card

If you live in this world

You're feelin' the change of the guard

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: pete1013 | October 7, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

PALIN BOMBSHELL!

Why wasn't Sara Plain at least 7 months pregnant in this public, Governors photo taken with President Bush in February 2008?

Her baby was supposedly born on April 18, 2008.

http://www.subnet.nga.org/centennial/2008Meeting.htm (Feb, 2008) Click "view larger photo".

This photo is from March 14th 2008, where she clearly is not pregnant:

THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN 1 MONTH BEFORE SHE ALLEGEDLY GAVE BIRTH!

http://www.daylife.com/photo/0fcQ5EM7gafd9

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

So if I get this right McCain's idea of a different kind of campaign involves calling your opponent a terrorist and having his VP lead rallies where people scream "Kill Him" about Obama and yell the N-Word at any blacks in the audience.

Thanks but no thanks McCain. Ill take Hope over Hate any day of the week and so will the rest of America.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 7, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

"I AM A DEMOCRAT AND VOTING REPUBLICAN FOR FIRST TIME."

---------------------------------------------

LOL. Nice try, Republican.

You people sure are transparent.

Posted by: neon_bunny | October 7, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Who is Balz, and what editor passes this nonsense on to publication? "His trip was seen, at best ....." blah blah blah.

By whom? Vapid pundits and the people who hang around the Post? Not by the people. Some may agree with Balz, but many others will not.

Who are these morons who write blather about what things are "about" and how things "are seen?"

We don't need the giant empty heads and egos who write this junk to tell us what to think, what things are about and what they mean, and what is really going on in the world.

Give us the facts, and let us do the rest. Surely WP can do better than Balz?

Posted by: thymezone | October 7, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

[[...Town halls invite civility. That's one of the reasons McCain proposed doing a series of town halls with Obama over the summer and fall. It was, his advisers know, his hope of conducting a different kind of campaign, one in which the two nominees might even share a meal after their joint performances. McCain long has envisioned this kind of a presidential campaign, something out of the ordinary.

The irony now is that, when McCain finally gets Obama on the stage for a town hall style debate, the pressure on him is to discard his traditional instincts and go after his opponent. That reality may cause McCain to be even more resentful toward Obama for rejecting what seemed like an eminently sensible proposal. But this campaign is leagues away from all that now....]]]

At the time when McCain first ordered (he didn't "propose") the TownHall meetings, complete with orders as to how Obama was to travel to the meetings, McCain had already gone negative and in a very vile way. McCain has been negative since the beginning. He didn't want Obama in the TH meetings because they would be more civil--he wanted the debate in that format because he, McCain, does better there.

It is Obama that has continued to largely take the high road while McCain and his winky VP candidate have done nothing but character attacks.

I hope Obama slams McCain to the ground tonight in the debate. I'm sick of McCain and Palin and their septic-tank politics.

It's time for America to move on to cleaning up the disaster McCain and Bush left this country in.

Posted by: politicalamazon | October 7, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Okay. I've read these posts and I just don't understand why some of the issues surrounding Palin and McCain are never brought out in such a way that the general public knows it?

America runs on fear. If McCain can put enough fear into average Americans, they will not vote for Obama. People need to use their heads and not their stirred up, fearful, images. McCain has associated with some questionable characters and Palin--well Palin would destroy our country if she ever had to become president. It is really scarry to think that digging up dirt and magnifying it can cause so much stir against Obama.

In general, people are interested in the issues until they become scared. Something needs to be done to set the record straight. I think Obama needs to directly and honestly, answer the questions that rise from this fear.

It wasn't suppose to be a nasty campaign? I hate this stress. To think McCain might win gives me nightmares. Americans need to see the underhanded schemes and insist on honest dialogue, not slanderous.

Posted by: karenswright1 | October 7, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I have lost all respect for McCain... (I never had any for Palin).

What a shameful and pathetic campaign... having his cronies screaming the "N" word and terms like "Terrorist" is just sad.

What a Sad Man.

Posted by: fzelaya1 | October 7, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Beware the idiots within. That is what we should be worried about. They hijacked our country 8 years ago, and now Mcsame and Failin Palin are trying to lie their way into steering us over the final cliff.
Thankfully, we've seen this horror film before, and know what the last scene looks like. The American people will vote two thumbs down to those immoral liars.

Posted by: COLEBRACKETT | October 7, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Re: "A Debate About McCain"

Dan Balz, you have written a really tiresome "on the other hand" piece.

You have balanced arguments in support of Barack Obama's candidacy on the one hand with those in support of John McCain’s candidacy on the other, ad nauseum.

We get the point: You are fair and objective.

Zzzzz...

Now, next time you write, why don't you seek to be at least slightly interesting!

D. Grant Haynes

Posted by: dgh27 | October 7, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

This race is not about the economy or the middle class or the two wars. It is all about putting a non-white person in the White house. Obama is a liberal freshman senator who have sociailistic ideals. He would not be on this Democratic if he was white.

Posted by: RAF3 | October 7, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

dbj1 >> here's your crying towel ... you've lost already * smiles *

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 7, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

They say John McCain likes town hall format.

Wasn't he supposed to be a foreign policy expert and favored in the first debate too?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

McCain = Unstable liar willing to say anything to get elected

Palin = Bible Spice with First Dude and pregnant high-schooler

What a pair!

Posted by: neon_bunny | October 7, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEAVE MCCAIN ALONE AN FOCUS ON A {RADICALIST, OBAMA}EVERYONE NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND UNDERSTAND THAT HIS OWN PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF HIM. HOW CAN HE LEAD OUR COUNTRY WITHOUT CHARACTER. HE IS A LIAR AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED. GOD HELP US ALL IF THIS HAPPENS. I AM A DEMOCRAT AND VOTING REPUBLICAN FOR FIRST TIME. I FEEL UNSAFE WITH OBAMA.

Posted by: ernursek

-- His OWN people??? I don't even know who you're talking about!!! Well, I'll be his people... a single white woman living in the suburbs. I am not afraid of Obama, but I am certainly afraid of the s&*(hole that America is becoming and the whole world going to crap. Also frightening is that American politics brings out the worst and scariest part of people. Some people don't even care!!! I do believe in Obama, at least that he will try to look out for the better interest of this country... and frankly, no matter who gets in I feel sorry for them and the mess they have on their desk when they get there. Obama may not be able to fix everything in 4 years, but I feel more comfortable with where we'll ALL be at 4 years later with the black man with the middle name Hussein than the old 'Maverick' (ha) and the dim-wit pretty lady. Speaking of WHO will do ANYTHING to get elected... please tell me who in their RIGHT mind would CHOOSE Palin as VP, if not just because they thought it would help win them the election... Ugh...
"His own people... " Ignorance.

Posted by: julie6418 | October 7, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse


From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/impulsively-unreflective-duo-inmccain.html

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In..."McCain Goes Negative!"

In our last episode, we saw the indomitable, impulsive duo suspend the campaign to take on the Crisis on Wall Street! Now, watch, as, in our next episode...McCain Goes Negative!

McCain paces the floor in the Fortress of Irritability. He is cracking walnuts.

A walnut slips to the floor.

McCain: Damn nutcracker!

Sarah Palin is sitting in a chair at a desk. She is writing on a piece of paper: "J.M + S.P." This is then crossed out and replaced by "S.P. + J.M.". These alternating versions , the one before it always crossed out, continues down the page.

McCain: Well, the first plan didn't work. We tried to put them in a trance with the folksy ray, but they had their deflectors halfway raised. If only you hadn't called the commander in Afghanistan "McClellan"

Palin: But...didn't you say they were fighting a civil war, Sir?

McCain looks at Palin silently. He is smiling but he is holding back anger.

McCain: I think the time has come. We have to call in...Dr. Negative.

He pushes a large black button, which is the only button, on a red phone on his desk.

Dr. Negative immediately bursts through the door. He is carrying flyers, masking tape; telephone wires are wrapped around his arms hanging in every way; a tattered copy of the book "Accusations of Fascism, Communism, Terrorism, Drug Use, Pedophilia, Islamism, Adultery, Pandeism, Cannibalism, Cubism, Miscegenation, and Spousal Abuse...for Dummies!" is rolled and stuffed in his left pocket, filled with bookmarks; he is dragging a Robocaller behind him, leashed to a chain.

Dr. Negative (quickly, eagerly): Did you hear? Obama was born in Bin Laden's subterranean bomb making factory, outside of U.S. lines. He was born on a pile of cocaine and dynamite--and the midwife was a Trotskyite!

McCain: Not yet, Dr. Negative. I want you to meet Sarah.

Sarah: Oh, we've already met.

Dr. Negative: That trooper went down! He poisoned the salmon milk at the Wasilla Bible school! With drugs made at a Leftist Satan worshiping collective! That you could see from Russia!

Sarah: You betcha'!

Sarah and Dr. Negative give each other a high five. Dr. Negative's telephone wires rattle on his arm as he does so, triggering the Robocaller, which starts playing "...illegitimate babies made in test tube factories in North Korea and sent to Chicago by Bill Ayers..."

Dr. Negative shuts off the Robocaller with an embarassed smile.

Dr. Negative: Just practicing.

There is a pause.

McCain: That's fine, Dr. Negative. That's fine. Because, now, I have a special job for you. An important one.

Dr. Negative leaps into the air with excited glee. As he does, detritus falls to the floor--buttons reading "Election Day: Remember, the 3rd Tuesday in November!", business cards, reading "Push Polls Anonymous--We Call, They Fall", "Mongers On Call-No Rumor Too Far fetched"; Bandaids with purple hearts; mangled and dirty chads.

Dr. Negative: A new job! A special job! Oh, Mr. McCain! I'm ready! I'm ready!

Sarah watches from her chair, filing her nails.

McCain: Now, Dr. Negative. You have to make him seem radical...

Dr. Negative quickly pulls a can out of his right pocket, emblazoned with the word "Radical" He opens the top. Red and Black snakes fly out.

Dr. Negative: (eagerly, expectantly, hungrily) Yes...Yes...

McCain: You'll have to start rumors that are so inflammatory that they will spread like wildfire, and that will be started too late to stop them with the actual truth...

Dr. Negative pulls a gigantic grinder out of his left pocket. It is labeled "Rumor Mill". He turns the crank a few times. Hamsters, syringes, and Peace symbols fly out.

Dr. Negative: Yes...Yes...

He is salivating.

McCain: They will have to be so incredible, so over-the-top, based on such tawdry and poorly sourced evidence, yet riddled with tempting minutia--bullet gauges, Google maps of supposed meetings and the like, that the right will eat them up, and start analyzing the minutia with adolescent glee.

Dr. Negative (Very calmly, matter of fact): Oh, that's easy. They'll eat anything.

Dr. Negative reaches into his back pocket, pulls out a manila envelope labeled "Minutia: So-called "Proof" for the Right". He empties it to the floor. Bullet gauge measures, outdated copies of Photoshop, paperbacks entitled "How to Use the Insane as Competent Witnesses", "The Faked Moon Landings! Roswell! And Other Believable Phenomena!" and "You TOO Can Be A Warrior--From Your Own Couch!" fall to the floor.

Sarah plucks out the "Faked Moon Landings" book. She starts reading.

McCain: We know how our girl loves to read.

Sarah stops, and begins fixing her hair in a hand mirror.

Now, Dr. Negative, there is one final task.

Dr. Negative: Yes, Mr. McCain?

McCain: It is very difficult. Very...dark.

Dr. Negative: (Leaning forward expectantly, his voice quivering with excitement): Yes, Mr. McCain, Yes?

McCain: You will have to play the card that they played against me. Do you understand?

The room becomes silent. Sarah stops looking at herself, and looks towards the center of the room where McCain and Dr. Negative are staring at each other.

Dr. Negative: You mean...(eyes widened with disbelief. His telephone wires are quietly shaking as he shivers).

McCain (nodding): Yes.

Dr. Negative slowly removes from his jacket pocket what seems to be an ordinary pack of playing cards. They are labeled "Joker" brand. He takes a penknife from his pocket, and slowly slices the covering cellophane. There is a slight and distant roar. He looks at McCain.

McCain nods.

Dr. Negative then slowly removes the red ribbon encircling the cellophane at the top of the pack. He inserts the penknife--holding it from it very farthest end--and flips open the top of the pack.

Smoke begins to pour from the top of the pack, thick, acrid smoke. It quickly fills the room, covering all that is in sight.

McCain (shouting amidst the sound of smoke rushing into the room): And remember--no fingerprints!

Next episode: The smoke is cleared.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/10/impulsively-unreflective-duo-inmccain.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | October 7, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

In the 2000 Republican primaries I was 100 % for McCain, Bush & his swift boat crew and the way they attacked McCain made me dislike Bush & I never got over that dislike. But McCain is a different person from the 2000 primaries, he seems to copy Bush, his thoughts & actions and With Bush's popularity around 25 % why is McCain doing this ? McCain should have picked someone for his Vice President like Romney, not some unknown from Alaska who actually has hurt him. When you see Republicans who are up for re election criticize McCain, the writing is on the wall. McCain has lost the election already, the only question is by how big of a margin.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 7, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse


I thought perhaps we had a full moon.

Not the case, so all this left liberal anti-american propaganda must be the result of some other lunacy.

Posted by: dbj1 | October 7, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama has clearly been lying about his relationship with the terrorist William Ayers. It was indeed a lengthy relationship and not a chance happening as Obama has told America.
CNN just last night on Anderson Cooper in their "keeping 'em honest" segment clearly detailed Obama's long and mutual relationship with Ayers.
William Ayers activities as a leader of the Weathermen Underground in the sixties/seventies is well documented. No one in all of Illinois or most of America-let alone a college professor- could have possibly been in any doubt as this man's record of annt-American terrorist activities.
Obama's relationship with Ayers was not that of a casual/passing acquaintance as he has claimed. Ayers was a fund raiser for Obama in 1996. Obama's political career even began with a fundraiser for his campaign at Ayers home in 1996. Even before that Obama had an active relationship with this man who planted bombs in buildings in this country and wishes-to this day-that he could have planted a few more.
The fact that Sen. Obama has been lying about his relationship with Ayers brings in to question his character.
The fact that he would have so much to do with a known terrorist-even as he ran for political office-suggests at the very least that he lacks judgement in the extreme.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | October 7, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Voting for McCain after 8 years of bush is treason.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Palin can't sell their platform because even they realize that they have no substantive policies to present which differ significantly from those of the Bush years.

So instead they rely on instilling fear and hatred of somebody who is "different", a philosophy that is consistent with the history of the extreme right of the GOP. They are all about morality, but care nothing about ethics.

Posted by: labman57 | October 7, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain shouldn't worry.

The combination of racists, fundamentalist Christians and Republican voter suppression should guarantee another illegitimate Republican win.

McCain/Palin '08: More wars, less jobs

Posted by: neon_bunny | October 7, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I have lost all respect for McCain... (I never had any for Palin).

What a shameful and pathetic campaign... having his cronies screaming the "N" word and terms like "Terrorist" is just sad.

What a Sad Man.

Posted by: fzelaya1 | October 7, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a know entity. He is transparent. We know what he is about.

Obama is unknown. He has some agenda, but no one is quite sure what it is. But we do know who has shaped his thinking over the years, and THAT is the scary thing about Obama.

Posted by: RAF3 | October 7, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Don't you believe it - the town hall format is McCain's strong point. Obama needs to be careful not to get pummelled tonight.

I say that as a 100% Obama supporter - I don't want to see someone win just because he (McCain) is better a swift-boating his opponent. Some say that McCain & Palin are resorting to these tactics because they're desperate - I just remember that this is exactly the same script that was used to win the last two elections.

Posted by: vlodko | October 7, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Hazwalnut: The elder Bush said "Read my lips, there will be NO new taxes" and then taxed Americans!The shrub didn't raise taxes, but gave big tax breaks to the wealthy. We can go back and forth on all of this and both be right. It doesn't matter to the American people over all. What matters is what is happening and the fact GW & Cheney are in charge. Bush's approval rating is 24% and McCain has voted with Bush 90% of the time. The 12 billion dollars a month spent in Iraq is also resonating negatively to Americans who are very angry they were lied to by Bush/Cheney. This anger is steering the elections right now. Negative ads from either party will not change the minds of those who have made their choice, but an economy in the crapper speaks volumes. McPalin has to work to overcome the anger of the USA towards Bush/Cheney for our nation's economy being in the crapper, the Wall Street melt down, foreclosures and job loss and for billions spent every week in foreign countries, that we can't afford to be spending.

Posted by: leah1946 | October 7, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

From now until the end of the campaign, McCain and Palin will be giving all their speeches in German while Wagner plays in the background.

Posted by: blarsen1 | October 7, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

DWASHINGTON1
YOU ARE ONLY THE ONE,WHO TALK THE REAL ISSUE WHAT HAPPEN NOW.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain will get trounced tonight when he is asked why he has been misrepresenting the truth about Obama in order to sway swing voters. Obama will be able to say with a straight face, "I have not misrepresented the truth." McCain will not. This will be a key factor in these swing voter's decision making process, and will expose McCain for the fraud that he is.

By the way, this campaign has had Obama's momentum all along...even witht he Palin bounce. Everyone, including the diehard GOP's knew that the Palin pick would only last if she showed that she had the intelligence and strength of character to be President. When she gave her speech at the convention, it was obvious that all she has were putdowns and finger pointing...hardly the stuff of character or intellect. It was just a matter of time before things got back to the way they were before the GOP convention, and with the Couric debvale and her less than Presidential performance at the debate with Biden, the Palin bounce has officially ended. Now we are back to looking at the old man struggle to relate to a country that has passed him by long ago.

Dan Balz is making an attempt at saying things are pretty wide open, but for those of us who are paying attention, the changing of the guard is inevitable.

Posted by: Grant_x | October 7, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain is going to get his ass handed to him tonight.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

benighse, you did a great job summing up what this election is about.

McCain says: "The economy is not my strong suit."

BUT THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT THE ECONOMY:

1) IT'S THE ECONOMY!!!

2) IT'S JOBS, WHICH IS THE ECONOMY!!!

3) IT'S HEALTHCARE, WHICH IS THE ECONOMY!!!

4) IT'S GIVE IRAQ BACK TO IRAQIS, WHICH IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE ECONOMY!!!

5) IT'S IMPROVED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH OUR ALLIES AND OUR WORLD STANDING, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST LINK TO THE ECONOMY!!!

6) IT'S IMPROVING THE DOLLAR IN THE WORLD, WHICH IS THE ECONOMY!!!

===Now which part of this don't you understand when you VOTE????

---IT'S THE ECONOMY

....and it's time to VOTE OBAMA AND BIDEN IN '08!!!

Posted by: LonesomeThunderbolt | October 7, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain would love to 'lay hands' on Sarah Palin.

Posted by: blarsen1 | October 7, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has controlled the House for all but 20 months of the last 14 years. They've controlled the White House for the last 8 years, and also had control of both houses of Congress for 4 of those years...
McCain supported a war that has cost 600 billion, will cost a trillion, and favors US imperialism over US economic self sufficiency. He has generally supported Bush's economic plans and policies that run counter to economic development and any real care for the middle class.

Nothing demonstrates McCain's commitment to an oil-based foreign policy--and and oil-based economy--more than his support for the war. Though his selection of Palin is also quite relevant:
at the convention Palin said she 'stood up to oil interests'
followed by
"My sister Heather and her husband have just built a service station that's now opened for business"[seriously]--she was in the industry, her husband is in the industry, and consider her quote, "God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built"
I don't think ya can stand up to the oil industry while announcing that the furtherance of their agenda is god's will.

Posted by: e9999999 | October 7, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

>Ok its true that Obama isnt that qualified to be president...

Plain isn't qualified to be Gov. She will get tossed out as soon as she's up for reelection. Her popularity rating in alaza is in the tank.

By the way Palin was a very vocal Obama supporter before McCain picked her. she planned on voting for Obama and was just as stunned McCian picked her.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

It might behove Mr. Balz to be honest about the reason for Mr, McCain's suggestion for the town hall meetings. That suggestion had nothing to do with a McCain attempt at civility, a trait that it is well documented that Mr. McCain does not possess to any appreciable degree.

Rather the suggestion was made when Mr. McCain was looking at being badly outspent on the campaign. It was a way for Mr. McCain to get access to the American people at no cost to himself to offset the campaign contribution disparity in favor of Mr. Obama. It was simply a campaign move. Mr. Obama's decision to reject the suggestion denied Mr. McCain the free access.

Mr. McCain's suggestion of town hall meetings had nothing to do with civility. It was a campaign tactic. Nothing wrong with that, but let's not make it out to be something it was not.

Posted by: jdcolv | October 7, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I have lost all respect for McCain... (I never had any for Palin).

What a shameful and pathetic campaign... having his cronies screaming the "N" word and terms like "Terrorist" is just sad.

What a Sad Man.

Posted by: fzelaya1 | October 7, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Filthy BabyBurner.

Posted by: kase | October 7, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

In spite of all pools and republican inanities, America will *not* elect a black or mixed race president. And that's a fact!

Posted by: paolo1 | October 7, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well, what’s good for the gander is good for the goose.

It looks like John McCain has his own character problems to address such as John Singlaub Iran/Contra scandal and of course an old favorite, the Keating 5 scandal which cost tax payers billions.

Very bad judgement. You cry the Keating 5 scandle was 20 years ago, what Ayers did in protest to the vietnam war was 40 years ago! Oh by the way Ayers has done a lot of good deeds since then.

Wait until they get to the Palin’s. Succession from the US, troopergate, tax evasion, and their radical church practices just to name a few.

So the question is, "Who is the real John McCain"?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 7, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

This may be "inappropriate", and if this isn't posted, I'll understand. But how can McCain think his "new" strategy is anything other than inflammatory, designed not so much to actually persuade people to vote for him, as to incite some misguided soul into taking the law into his own hands? Maverick? Try Travis Bickle!

Posted by: JerryinLA | October 7, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Ok its true that Obama isnt that qualified to be president, but an even sadder fact is that people are even less enthusiastic about McCain, McBush, McRNC, so the GOP should of had a different nominee, then maybe they would of had a chance. A new national poll taken by watchdebate.com says that people preffer Huckabee/Palin08
5 to 1 over mccain palin. Matter of fact those polled liked Huckabee/mccain08 over McCain/Palin08 nearly 2 to 1. The problem isnt how bad Obama is, The problem is how bad of a candidate McCain is. See the Poll your self at http://www.mccanes.com/watchdebatevp.html

So no matter how much the GOP crys, and how desperate they get its their own fault for Pushing such a weak candidate. This will be the first time I ever vote Dem and I think Obama is a much stronger candidate then McCain. Funny though, You will never beleive who was voted Debator of the year.
http://www.watchdebate.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 7, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Balz,

Do your readers a favor by reading Eugene Robinson's column today. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/06/AR2008100602637.html

"If we in the media really believe what we say about serving the public interest, we have a duty to avoid being turned into instruments of mass distraction."

Do you have what it takes to be a real journalist?

Posted by: jcbarrett44 | October 7, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

What is past is prologue. The sad reality is that the economy never does well when the GOP occupies the White House. Peace and prosperity are only possible when there is a Democratic majority in the Congress and the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue has a Democrat residing in the White House.

This is the year to vote your pocketbook and ensure that the GOP are the opposition party.

Posted by: lavinsr | October 7, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

You must be DAFT! She did not EXCEED any expectations especially considering the bar was laying on the ground! She is still the same IGNORANT NO KNOWLEDGE female we saw with the press interviews. All she managed to do was MEMORIZE and REGURGITATE BY ROTE McCains Talking Points and for that, you want us to believe she "EXCEEDED AND/OR EXCELLED"? Any trained monkey could do what she did, so please don't try to make it sound as though she actually gained some INTELLECT or KNOWLEDGE - she DIDN'T!
Posted by: ObamasLady

Excuse my ignorance, but you are way more ignorant than Sarah Palin and a moron to boot. Get the facts before you post something so idiotic.

Posted by: leeh11281 | October 7, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if McCain will talk about this tonight?


McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "Americans are whiners about the economy" remarks, is back on board with the McCain campaign again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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In his defense, McCain's shocking tone-deafness may just be a matter of perspective. When you're as well off as he is, anything below a $5 million income (a figure exceeding that earned on average by the top 0.1% of Americans) seems middle class.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


*Well-Heeled in $520 Shoes*
If clothes make the man, then John McCain has it made. As Huffington Post noted in July, "He has worn a pair of $520 black leather Ferragamo shoes on every recent campaign stop - from a news conference with the Dalai Lama to a supermarket visit in Bethlehem, PA." It is altogether fitting that McCain wore the golden loafers during a golf outing with President George H.W. Bush in which he rode around in cart displaying the sign, "Property of Bush #41. Hands Off."
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 7, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

@staplesla, Please stop spreading lies like, "This is the organization Obama used to head." Obama never headed ACORN though he did work with the organization. There is nothing that ties him to voter registration fraud as you implicate with your lies.

Posted by: CharlesLD | October 7, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEAVE MCCAIN ALONE AN FOCUS ON A {RADICALIST, OBAMA}EVERYONE NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND UNDERSTAND THAT HIS OWN PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF HIM. HOW CAN HE LEAD OUR COUNTRY WITHOUT CHARACTER. HE IS A LIAR AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED. GOD HELP US ALL IF THIS HAPPENS. I AM A DEMOCRAT AND VOTING REPUBLICAN FOR FIRST TIME. I FEEL UNSAFE WITH OBAMA.

Posted by: ernursek | October 7, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

DWASHINGTON1
YOU ARE GOOD....

YOU KNOW I LIKE YOUR POST SO MUCH,YOU GIVE A LOT REAL INFORMATION.
I ALSO USE THEM MYSELF

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to plan to perry the inevitable Freddi/Fannie smokescreen-noting that all troubled mortgages are less than 4 % of the total-and that the true genesis of this crisis is Mr. Deregulation himself, (McCain), and the positive steps taken by his chief economic advisor, Phil Graham, (we're a nation of whiners in a mental recession), who acted to prohibit oversight of Credit Default Swaps and other derivatives.

Posted by: whereareweandwhatarewedoinginthishandbasket | October 7, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Thousands of GOP Republican CEOs and their White House / Congressional Stooges are walking away with over $20,000,000 each of stolen money from the U.S. Treasury (AMERICAN PEOPLE). This Is Treason Against the American People.

Posted by: dwashington1

Wow. You really need to be locked up in a pysch ward. Get the facts straight before you post.

Posted by: leeh11281 | October 7, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse


The only debate on McCain is if he has or doesn't have, some form of a psychological abnormality. The only other Senator I recall as bad, was McCarthy from Wisconsin. McCains own brother's comment about suburban Virginians, his target audience for the day, underscores this real world issue

Along with the strage behavior of McCains brother, numerous ex- Generals were recently stumping at that same rally for John McCain in VA. Hidden within their 'endorsements', these career military leaders are indirectly selling voters on continued funding of the same "Industrial Military Complex" that Dwight Eisenhower warned about in his final speech to the nation as President.

These generals should also be warning the Virgina voters. They won't. It's their job to get more money for WAR and to keep them and all who make a living from the WAR industry, employed, fat and happy.

WAR is their business. War is a trillion dollar business. WAR is John McCains business.

McCain has shown himself over this campaign to be a smoldering mountain of rage, anger and irrational behavior. I don't know which one it is, but he has exibited many signs of one with a a form of mental illness; most pronounced is resembles the behavior of one with a personality disorder.

McCains own brother, just called suburban Virginians " Communists!" Brother John McCain showed early signs of serious form of mental imbalance as early as 5-6 years old, when he threw violent tantrums while holding his breath until he was blue in the face. His parents had to go to such extremes as dunking him in freezing water to 'cure him' of his seriously disturbing behavior. Do your own research. Evidence of the early displays of mental disturbance exists in his own books, all written by McCains Chief of Staff.

No more dangerous person since Joseph McCarthy, has held a US Senate office.

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | October 7, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

With what is said in the Obamaexcrement being hurled at old Mc Goo in these comments (except one), how can the Democratic Party nominee not win? When Tony Rezko, who has started talking to the Feds to stay out of prison, spills the beans.

Posted by: reformthesystem | October 7, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse


Who is Obama and what has he ever done?

A fair question. Who is he and what has he EVER done?

Manned up and voted “Present”?

Who is this empty suit clown anyway?

Posted by: ChangeWhat | October 7, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

#######################################

What have McCain and Bush ever done RIGHT? For McCain, nothing lately and for Bush, nothing ever.

Posted by: maggots | October 7, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse


HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN’S REMARKS

Hillary wants to know if Palin wants to run the United States in the same manner that she and McCain ran their dysfunctional families. With the nomination of hockey mom Sarah Palin, John McCain has officially transformed the defunct GOP Republican Party into a circus complete with a lipstick wearing pig clown displaying the IQ of a cockatoo. Hillary added that Sarah Palin’s pathological lies and unprofessional name calling led to the five letter word pertaining to an Arctic hillbilly (P A L I N).

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MCCAIN-KEATING SAVINGS AND LOANS FRAUD / FINANCIAL CRISIS AGAINST AMERICA

MCCAIN-KEATING SAVINGS AND LOANS FRAUD / FINANCIAL CRISIS AGAINST AMERICA

MCCAIN-KEATING SAVINGS AND LOANS FRAUD / FINANCIAL CRISIS AGAINST AMERICA


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The financial system is still in grave peril, despite Congress's approval of an unprecedented $700 billion bailout.

Unemployment is rising, the economy is slowing, and the question isn't whether we're in for a recession but how long and how deep the recession will be.

Meanwhile, U.S. troops are still fighting in two places -- Iraq and Afghanistan -- where foreign occupations end badly.

The terrorists who struck us on Sept. 11, 2001, have been allowed to regroup within the borders of nuclear-armed Pakistan and are busy plotting new attacks.

Rarely have there been bigger or more urgent issues to talk about in a presidential campaign.

Yet GOP Republican McCain / Palin refuse to talk about these vital issues to America. Why?
GOP Republicans caused this mess and have not a clue of how to get us out of this mess.

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The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, nine trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work. Two thirds of that comes from inheritance; interest on interest accumulating to widows / idiot sons; and stock / real estate SPECULATION. It is crap.

Ninety percent of the American public has little or no net worth.

WALL STREET SPECULATORS create nothing. But through SUPER-CAPITALISM (FRAUD), WALL STREET SPECULATORS OWN THE MAJORITY OF THIS COUNTRY. The Super Rich running America are doing it through Las Vegas style gambling. IT IS CRAP!!!

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS make the rules (news, war, peace, famine, upheaval).

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS pick that rabbit out of the hat while the American People wonder how WE GOT INTO THIS MESS.

You are not naive enough to think that we live in a Democracy?

IT'S THE FREE MARKET. And you're a part of it.

GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS have that killer instinct. Stick around, GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS still have more stealing to do.


In a Democracy, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA. That's right, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA.

AMERICANS are being robbed by GOP RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR WHITE HOUSE / CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES with their:

Obscenely high salaries,
Tax havens for the rich,
Tax breaks for the rich,
Tax laws for the rich,
Exclusive clubs “Eyes Wide Shut”,
Luncheons,
Hunting trips,
Golf tournaments,
Escort services,
Corporate jets,
GOLDEN PARACHUTES.

Thousands of GOP Republican CEOs and their White House / Congressional Stooges are walking away with over $20,000,000 each of stolen money from the U.S. Treasury (AMERICAN PEOPLE). This Is Treason Against the American People.


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CONGRESS YOU NO LONGER REPRESENT WALL STREET SOLELY
CONGRESS YOU NOW REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

THIS IS THE AGENDA
CONGRESS WILL REMOVE ALL GOLDEN PARACHUTES FROM THE BILL
CONGRESS WILL ENSURE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WELL PROTECTED WITHIN THE BILL

CONGRESS WILL PROSECUTE GOP REPUBLICANS ON THE FIX AND WALL STREET SUPER RICH CEO INSIDE TRADERS. THEIR CORPORATE SHARES AND PRIVATE PROPERTIES (DOMESTIC AND ABROAD) WILL BE CONFISCATED AND RETURNED TO THE U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

GREED IS TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

IF CONGRESS FAILS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEN CONGRESS WILL BE DESOLVED AND A NEW CONGRESS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE TO REFLECT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE


SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO CONGRESS IN EXTREMELY SIMPLE TERMS THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COME FIRST.

THE DAYS WHEN CONGRESS ACTED AS THE STOOGE OF GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS HAS COME TO AN END


THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TAKE TOP PRIORITY IN AMERICA

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NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS

GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION


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THOSE RICH WALL STREET SPECULATING GOP REPUBLICANS WHO DROVE THE BUS INTO THE DITCH, WILL NOT BE TRUSTED TO DRIVE THE BUS OUT OF THAT DITCH.

SUPER RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR GOP REPUBLICAN HAND PICKED STOOGES IN THE WHITE HOUSE ADMINISTRATION, SENATE, SUPREME COURT, TREASURY, SEC AND CONGRESS TOGETHER HAVE $1 TRILLION WORTH OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S ASSETS (DOMESTIC AND HIDDEN ABROAD) THAT MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

AMERICA WANTS ITS $1 TRILLION BACK NOW AND CRIMINAL TRIALS FOR ALL INVOLVED IN THIS CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ARE THE NEW LAWS OF THE LAND.

TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS. GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION.

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THOSE GOP REPUBLICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES WHO STOLE AND SQUANDERED AVERAGE AMERICANS’ MONEY ON HIGH RISK UNSECURED WALL STREET LAS VEGAS STYLE SPECULATIONS SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED WITH MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR COMPENSATION PACKAGES SUBSIDIZED BY THE TAXPAYERS.

THESE GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, SPECULATORS AND CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES SHOULD BE IN HANDCUFFS. ALL OF THEIR ASSETS SHOULD BE CONFISCATED, LIQUIDATED AND RETURNED THE TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

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LET THE TRIALS BEGIN: GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN FLEECING OF AMERICA

CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS GOP SUPER RICH GOP REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS

ACT QUICKLY, ACT QUICKLY, ACT QUICKLY
IS NOT THIS THE SAME THING THAT THOSE GOP REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS SAID TO START THE ILLEGAL IRAQ WAR!

LET THE TRIALS BEGIN: CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS (BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PAULSON, MCCAIN) AND THEIR WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALIST SPECULATING FELLOW CONSPIRATOR FRIENDS

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL

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THIS GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH WALL STREET MELTDOWN IS CRIMINAL MISUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S MONEY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL (TREASON)

D STUDENT JOHN MCCAIN FEARS SHARING THE STAGE WITH HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR BARACK OBAMA

MOOSE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SARAH PALIN FEARS SHARING THE STAGE WITH LAW SCHOLAR JOE BIDEN

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Hmmm, let's see. We have a bunch of republicans whining about wanting these CEOs to keep their fortunes, multiple houses and cars, and they want the taxpayers to bail them out. But when the taxpayer wanted help to keep THEIR homes, they were called a bunch of whiners by these SAME republicans and were given NO bailout.

Why are their oversized fortunes more important than the rest of America's modest and undersized ones?

Now, for the last time, once and for all, explain to me how Obama is the elitist and the republicans are "just like you and me." Go ahead. I triple dog dare you.


TREASON TRIALS FOR GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH CRIMINALS

$1Trillion Illegal Iraq War plus $1Trillion Wall Street Fraud equals $2Trillion that
GOP Republicans (Bush, Cheney, Rice, Paulson, Guiliani, McCain) and those contributing members of Congress, Wall Street Speculators, and Cabinet who took part in the most Monumental Fraud against the American People owe to Our National Treasury.



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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM AT ITS WORST

Executive salaries, CEO bonuses, grand robberies of the U.S. TREASURY in the $MILLIONS, $BILLIONS, and $TRILLIONS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISTS robbed the AMERICAN PEOPLE of a $Trillion. RULE OF LAW states that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will be protected and all private properties, money, and wealth domestic and abroad owned by GOP REPUBLICAN SUPERCAPITALISTS taking part in robbing the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE) will immediately be confiscated and returned to the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

REPLACE GOP REPUBLICAN CEO GOLDEN PARACHUTES WITH CRIMINAL TRIALS AND PROPERTY CONFISCATION. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION WILL BE REINSTATED. LONG LIVE FREEDOM AND JUSTICE. CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WILL BE THE LAW OF THE LAND.

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INSIDE JOB AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL:
GOP REPUBLICAN WHITE HOUSE ILLEGAL WARS AND
WALL STREET CRIMINAL DEREGULATED SPECULATIONS

You asked for it and you got it. GOP REPUBLICANS INSIDERS McCain, Bush, Cheney, Paulson, and Rice were hired by Super-Capitalists (Super Wealthy GOP REPUBLICANS) to start Illegal Oil Wars against Oil producing Nations and DEREGULATE (eliminate AMERICAN PEOPLE PROTECTION) the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (White House, Congress, Supreme Court), TREASURY and WALL STREET. These INSIDERS did exactly what they were paid to do. Past GOP REPUBLICANS (Nixon, Reagan, Bush I) and current GOP REPUBLICANS (Bush II, Cheney, Rice, McCain, Paulson) have a credibility factor of zero. Americans no longer believe them, the World has never believed them and now they are done. They came in with the 9/11 attack upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE and leave with the Wall Street $1Trillion attack upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Wave after wave after wave the GOP REPUBLICANS attack the AMERICAN PEOPLE based on the premise of disrespect for anyone who is not a GOP RICH REPUBLICAN. Either you are in their group (GOP RICH REPUBLICAN) or out (debt ridden worker bee / victim). GOP REPUBLICANS view the AMERICAN PEOPLE as gullible sheep perpetually fattened with debt and led to the subhuman existence slaughter. When slavery (free labor) ended GOP RICH REPUBLICANS attacked and enslaved the people of the world through unbalanced trade. Now that foreign sweatshops are demanding better pay and treatment, GOP RICH REPUBLICANS are attacking the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS. GOP RICH REPUBLICANS are banking on the idea that the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS are non-thinking drones fat with artificial food, high on Wall Street sponsored imported drugs (legal / illegal), and choked with clutter, debt and noise.

Through massive GOP REPUBLICAN SPONSORED DEREGULATIONS, GOP REPUBLICAN CEOs, Treasury Secretary, Wall Street Speculators, White House Administration, Cabinet Members, and their insider friends each walked away with more than $20,000,000 annually of money stolen directly from the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE). After eight years of GRAND FRAUD AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, thousands of GOP REPUBLICANS ROBBED OUR UNITED STATES TREASURY OF $1TRILLION (ACTS OF TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE).

The AMERICAN PEOPLE will hold ALL GOP REPUBLICANS INVOLVED in these ACTS OF TREASON accountable before a TRIAL. ALL GOP REPUBLICANS INVOLVED in these ACTS OF TREASON will have ALL OF THEIR PROPERTIES (corporate and private, domestic and foreign sheltered) CONFISCATED, SOLD and RETURNED to OUR NATIONAL TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE). The UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE) shall prevail, despite the criminal efforts of GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPER-CAPITALIST CRIMINALS.

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CONGRESS WILL NOT ADJOURN UNTIL AFTER THE GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY FIX THEIR COLOSSAL MESS

GOP (GOOD OLDBOY PRIVATEERS)

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Britain has nationalized its banks. The U.S. has nationalized Wall Street and will do the same for U.S. Oil if it hits $6.50 a gallon in two years. The Treasury and Oil are too crucial for national defense to be left in the hands of self serving speculators' private greed. The United States greed based society is over. We will copy Britain or Germany’s mixed economy system based heavily on the People government oversight. Speculators and gamblers cannot be trusted with the American economy. Wrong is wrong and wolves cannot be hired to protect cash cows. Today you can gamble in Las Vegas with your credit card (money that you don’t have); Wall Street high leverage speculation is the same thing.

Three weeks ago, some Americans stupidly said that we don’t need to consider World Opinion during the 2008 presidential election. It is now clear that America and The World are closely connected and that we need to consider how the World perceives our decisions. The World does not like John McCain and will not cooperate with McCain. Europeans and the World view John McCain as an old relic bent on returning the World to perpetual hostility.

No one wants another Cold War, except McCain. Palin’s childish perceptions are not worth mentioning, especially with the World watching and laughing at McCain’s choices. Russia does not want another Expensive Cold War, but it will play ball if McCain kicks off. While Bush and McCain are building military bases in Poland, Russia is speaking with Latin American Oil Nations about refining and cutting out U.S. Oil Companies. Next Russia will build military bases in Latin American in response to U.S. bases in Eastern Europe. McCain and Wall Street weapons manufacturers are the only ones who want to profit from a new Cold War. In reality, no one benefits from a new Cold War. The American People, Russian People and World People will be injured by a new Cold War. Expect European demands to be rid of all U.S. bases in Europe. The American People, Russian People and World People want peace and cooperation from the United States led by Barack Obama.

The World loves Barack Obama and has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with America under Barack’s leadership. Throughout the World young presidents are emerging and none of them want to return to the bad days of the Cold War (bomb shelters, high interest rates, disproportionate military spending, nuclear buildup, general fear). Nobody wants the return of the Cold War, except McCain and Wall Street weapons manufacturers. The American People are nationalizing Wall Street to prevent weapons manufacturers from dictating unfavorable terms to our economy. Again the American middle class must see pass their ignorance and the emperor with no clothes (Bush, McCain, Palin, Guiliani). Americans must vote for it’s best interest, which includes a favorable World Opinion. America And The World Will Vote Obama to avert financial and military catastrophes.

Let’s not forget that China, Saudi Arabia and India together hold over $1 Trillion in American currency. Do you think that China, Saudi Arabia and India have votes in the 2008 American election? The CEOs of American companies and Wall Street Banks heavily invested with funds from China, Saudi Arabia and India know that foreign governments will be exercising their strong votes in our election. You can thank McCain deregulations and GOP Republican American job outsourcing for dissipating Our American votes.

Obama has 8 years experience as a State Senator, 4 years in the US Senate, taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, etc. Obama’s very high intellectual capacity allows him to analyze situations and make sound decisions. How can you even compare Palin’s GED from Moose Community College credentials to these?

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GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN WALL STREET DEREGULATIONS
GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN ALSO WANTED TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY (BONEHEAD)
GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN sponsored landmark legislation in 1999 that removed the walls between banks, investment firms and insurance companies. GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN bill allowed a company like AIG to expand beyond its traditional insurance business (which is still profitable) into exotic new extremely high risk products that brought the company down and created this colossal mess.

WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
THE GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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Average Americans are becoming poorer, because GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET super rich SPECULATORS and corporate CEOs are paying themselves, business partners, friends, and family members at least $20,000,000 annually from MONEY STOLEN FROM THE U.S. TREASURY. These major crimes committed by WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND CEOs have gone beyond greed and into acts of treason against the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Seize the stolen money and properties valued in the $TRILLIONS back from these super criminals for attacking America. Those stolen $MILLIONS / $BILLIONS / $TRILLIONS belong to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

RULE OF LAW states that the People of the United States will be defended. Those who attack American Citizens will be prosecuted. WALL STREET SPECULATORS and CORPORATE CEOs dictatorship over the AMERICAN PEOPLE is over. Average Americans are not going to accept WALL STREET CORPORATE CRIMES anymore. Rights of Citizen and Average Workers of the United States will be enforced. The AMERICAN PEOPLE will always come before corporate interests, because Americans Love America more than Wall Street Speculators love greed.

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GERMANY, FRANCE, ENGLAND HAVE GREATER CITIZEN-WORKERS’ RIGHTS, TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY THAN GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET RUN AMERICA. AMERICA WILL HONOR AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH DEMOCRATIC WORKERS’ RIGHTS, TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY.

NO MORE WALL STREET DICTATORSHIP OVER CONGRESS
NO MORE WALL STREET IMPORTATION OF ILLEGAL CARTEL DRUGS
NO MORE WALL STREET MASS GUN SALES
NO MORE WALL STREET ILLEGAL WARS
NO MORE WALL STREET WILD SPECULATION AND IRRESPONSIBLE LEVERAGE
NO MORE WALL STREET SOFT PORNOGRAPHY ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION
NO MORE WALL STREET MASS VIOLENCE ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION
NO MORE WALL STREET HATE RADIO
NO MORE WALL STREET UNAUTHORIZED SPYING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS
NO MORE WALL STREET ILLEGAL CREDIT SCORES
NO MORE WALL STREET OVERSEAS TAX HAVENS
NO MORE WALL STREET OUTSOURCING AMERICAN JOBS
NO MORE WALL STREET BUYING AMERICAN POLITICIANS


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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET $TRILLION FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Direct impact of GOP McCain sponsored deregulations
Bankrupt and floundering
Failure of the investment bank
Government's takeover

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET's business model has collapsed

Greed and fear routinely govern GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET financial markets and GLOBAL CRISIS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET (giant investment houses, brokerage firms, hedge funds, "private equity" firms) irresponsibly TRADED the savings of average Americans (placed LAS VEGAS STYLE BETS on extremely high risk stocks, bonds, and other securities).

DUBIOUS MORTGAGES were PACKAGED into BONDS and SOLD and TRADED. Investment houses had huge incentives to increase LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWING).

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET compensation is heavily skewed toward annual bonuses, reflecting the profits traders and managers earned in the tune of lavish base salaries and obscenely high annual bonuses of $20,000,000.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET relies heavily on OBSCENELY HIGH LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWING). $3 Trillion (stocks, bonds, other securities) backed by only $80 billion in shareholders' equity while the $2.8 Trillion was LEVERAGE (BORROWED).

Leverage (huge borrowing) can create huge debts (huge principal and interest obligations)

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET is a manic machine for gambling.
Traders and money managers are given huge incentives to do whatever would increase short-term profits.

For decades, GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN sponsored legislation that broadly deregulated WALL STREET banking and insurance industries.

GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN swept away Consumer Protection legislation and opened the way for a less restricted high risk financial marketplace.

While the GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET boom continued, government (White House, Congress, Supreme Court) looked the other way.

GOP REPUBLICAN Congress resisted tougher regulation and permitted WALL STREET to run out of control at obscenely high LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWED MONEY) RATIOS perpetrating intentional fraud against the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET leaders intentionally deceived customers and lenders into taking hazardous risks for short-term rewards regardless of the long-term dangers to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Mortgages went bad. The powerful high leverage went into reverse. Losses eroded firms' capital bases and raised doubts about their survival.

Financial firms took major stupid and wasteful risks that severely damaged the American Economy and impeded economic recovery.

GOP REPUBLICAN STOCK MARKET $TRILLION FRAUD has deepened consumers' pessimism, fear and reluctance to spend. There may be more failures of FINANCIAL FIRMS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET financial crises resemble the GOP REPUBLICAN illegal miscalculated war.


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How were we ever made to believe that the now-collapsing GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET model ever made sense? Common sense should have told us that making RISKY BETS with HUGE AMOUNTS of BORROWED MONEY was a DANGEROUS GAME; if the bets pay off you make money beyond your wildest dreams, but if they go bad you face utter ruin.

Common sense should have told us that betting fortunes on meaningless fluctuations in stock, bond or currency values (McCain sponsored deregulated hedge funds) was about as productive as a trip to Las Vegas. Common sense should have told us that buying and selling exotic securities based on other securities based on bundles of mortgages that were treated like mere numbers on a balance sheet (no recognition that the whole iffy construct was based on real people living in real houses that they might or might not be able to afford) was not an intelligent endeavor.

Somehow, we all forgot that "HIGHLY LEVERAGED" is just another way of saying "DEEPLY INDEBTED." Now we've had a wake-up call, and maybe the erstwhile Masters of the Universe will have to stop playing with imaginary money and go back to using the real stuff.


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RULE OF LAW WILL ENFORCE CONFISCATION OF ALL GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS’ AND CEOS’ PERSONAL PROPERTIES RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR ECONOMY’S MELTDOWN. All money and properties of the Super Rich CEOs and WALL STREET Speculators domestic and abroad will be confiscated and returned to the United States TREASURY and the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
OUR GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.


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GOP REPUBLICAN LIARS SUPER RICH WALL STREET GET RICH QUICK GREEDY
BILLION DOLLARS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS
REPACKAGED AND SOLD TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

GOP REPUBLICAN LIARS SUPER RICH WALL STREET ROBBER BARONS
COMMIT TREASON AND GRAND FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.


WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
OUR GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN’S REMARKS

Comments uttered by Sarah Palin has angered Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who described Sarah Palin as an opportunist with no qualifications. Senator Hillary Clinton also stated that John McCain and Sarah Palin’s records on women’s rights are abominable. The country cannot withstand anymore George Bush failures cloaked in McCain/Palin. Asking Sarah Palin to become Vice President is like asking the grazing moose behind her trailer to pilot the shuttle.

National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorsed Pro-Women’s Rights ticket Obama / Biden for their outstanding work bettering the lives of women.

During her first term as Mayor, Palin went on an intense firing spree by sacking, or requesting resumes and resignation letters from the chief of police, finance director, public works director, and librarian.

In October of 1996, Palin consulted the city librarian about censoring "objectionable" books. The librarian was shocked and responded that the books were selected "on the basis of national selection criteria of libraries this size" and would resist all efforts to ban or remove any books from the library. A few months later Emmons received a letter from Palin stating that she had been terminated from her job. Emmons was reinstated the next day after public outcry.

Long time Alaskan acquaintance described Sarah Palin as a malicious, conniving opportunist, a reckless spender, and power abuser. Initially Palin supported the 'bridge to nowhere' project and even wore t-shirts that supported the project. When she realized that the project was not supported by the public she decided to back off.

Palin is an avid pro-lifer. Teen pregnancies are a major dilemma facing the nation today. The government spent $1 billion in supporting abstinence-only sex education programs since 1996. In the case of Palin's daughter, such programs are failing us. Palin is comfortable with giving her own daughter a choice, but wants to take away that choice from the rest of the nation.

By picking a young, attractive and vivacious woman as his partner in crime, McCain hoped to pull in all the disappointed Clinton supporters. This was his crucial mistake, because Sarah Palin is the antithesis of Hillary Clinton. She stands against women rights and would reverse women's rights by fifty years. Women are not as gullible as McCain and his advisors had hoped that they would be. Just because McCain placed a young woman in front of the crowd does not mean women will automatically vote for her without any question. Women will soon realize that Sarah Palin is an anti-choice, homophobic, polar bear, wolf, moose, and deer killing machine.

Sarah Palin is incapable of writing a speech. The speech given by her at the Republican National Convention was written long before she was considered for McCain’s running mate by the computer. McCain had never heard of Palin until after the computer printed her name one day before his announcement.

The thought that Sarah Palin will do anything in the White House is unsettling, because she is a unhinged lunatic who will mess up and give the public the perception that women cannot be in power. Hillary Rodham Clinton and women throughout the country are very angry that Sarah “moose hunter” Palin is in such an important position. Four out of Sarah’s five best friends have committed to Barack Obama.


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GOP REPUBLICANS ARE AUTHORITARIANS WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH OR DEMOCRACY. GOP REPUBLICAN ONLY INTERESTS ARE POWER AND MONEY.

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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM AT ITS WORST

Executive salaries, CEO bonuses, grand robberies of the U.S. TREASURY in the $MILLIONS, $BILLIONS, and $TRILLIONS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISTS robbed the AMERICAN PEOPLE of a $Trillion. RULE OF LAW states that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will be protected and all private properties, money, and wealth domestic and abroad owned by GOP REPUBLICAN SUPERCAPITALISTS taking part in robbing the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE) will immediately be confiscated and returned to the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

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PALIN FAILIN RETURNED HOME TO 2,000 ALASKAN PROTESTERS WHO CHEERFULLY CHANTED "O-BAM-AH.

Gov. Sarah Palin returned home to 2,000 protesters outside the Anchorage library who wanted to correct the widespread impression that the Last Frontier endorses her candidacy.

"Last week a group of women were sitting around talking about this perception that all of Alaska supports Sarah Palin. We apparently hit a nerve and started a movement,"

A sense of festival obtained. There was a woman in a polar bear suit representing "Polar Bear Moms Say: No Palin Failin." Drivers on 36th Avenue saw a little girl waving a sign "Don't Ban My Books."

"My mom is from Alaska. She's a working mother. She's good looking," said Nolan. "So she seems to be qualified to be vice president."

Asking Sarah Palin to become the Vice President is like asking the grazing moose behind her trailer to pilot the shuttle.

Sarah Palin Failin Protesters Held Signs Reading:

Bush In A Skirt
Palin Be Failin
Jesus Was a Community Organizer
Palin Failin: Thanks But No Thanks
Smearing Alaska's Good Name One Scandal @ a Time
Candidate To Nowhere
Rape Kits Should Be Free
Voted For Her Once: Never Again!
Community Organizers are the Real Patriots
Barbies for War
I Shall Not Be Pandered To
Give Palin Failin Your Vote AND Your Draft Age Child
Sarah Palin Failin: So Far Right She's Wrong
Alaska Is Not Frisco
Coat Hangers for McCain
Sarah Palin Failin, Undoing 150 Years of American Feminism
Hockey Mama for Obama (on a hockey stick)


Cheerful chants of "O-bam-ah.


National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorses Obama / Biden For Their Pro-Women Rights Stance


McCain / Palin Failin are rejected for their anti-women stance and votes against Women Rights


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PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL CHOICES

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

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, and its 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 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 your 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, and cook caribou/grizzly/wolf stew, then you're qualified to become the country's second
highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters,
all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

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


National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorses Obama / Biden For Their Pro-Women Rights Stance


McCain / Palin Failin are rejected for their anti-women stance and votes against Women Rights


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BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN SUPPORTS BARACK OBAMA

LONDON - BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN voiced support for UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA, saying he would help Americans struggling with an economic downturn.

In a move seen by some British media as a break with a political convention requiring foreign leaders to remain neutral ahead of US elections, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN praised MR. OBAMA as a fellow “progressive politician” who would help ordinary Americans in tough times. With eight weeks to go before the presidential election, MR. OBAMA and his Republican rival John McCain are neck-and-neck in domestic opinion polls.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN described the race for the White House as “electrifying” and said: “It is the DEMOCRATS who are generating the ideas to help people through more difficult times.”

“To help prevent people from losing their home, BARACK OBAMA has proposed a Foreclosure Prevention Fund to increase emergency pre-foreclosure counselling, and help families facing repossession,” he wrote in an article in The Monitor magazine, a monthly political publication.

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2008 UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN D STUDENTS

OBAMA OF HARVARD LAW AND PRESIDENT OF HARVARD LAW REVIEW
BIDEN OF SYRACUSE LAW

MCCAIN OF NAVY ACADEMY LAST PLACE D STUDENT
PALIN FAILIN OF MOOSE COLLEGE

GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE

STOP DESTRUCTIVE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM OIL SPECUALTARS (OIL MILLIONAIRES BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, MCCAIN, PALIN FAILIN)

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE

WHY A BARREL OF OIL ILLEGALLY SHOT UP FROM $24 TO $145 DURING THE GOP REPUBLICAN (MCCAIN, BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PALIN FAILIN) ADMINISTRATION


GOP REPUBLICAN BUSH I OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN BUSH II OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN CHENEY OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN RICE OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN GUILIANI OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL STOCKHOLDER
GOP REPUBLICAN MCCAIN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL STOCKHOLDER
GOP REPUBLICAN PALIN FAILIN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL COMMISSIONER AND OIL STOCKHOLDER


TOGETHER WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

THEY ARE ALL GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRES AND OIL STOCKHOLDERS


GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK
GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK
GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK


CAN YOU SAY GOP REPUBLICAN CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, ROB OUR U.S. TREASURY, AND SPECULATE FOR OBSCENELY HIGH PROFIT RETURNS ON WALL STREET OIL STOCKS

WAKE UP AMERICA, BECAUCE THE WORLD ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THE CRIMINAL GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY OF CONSPIRATORS

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE AS A VITAL RESOURCE

AMERICA AND AMERICANS FIRST

NO MORE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET OOOOOIIIIILLLLL SPECULATION AND FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

IF YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE AMERICA, THEN PROVE IT AND STOP THE GOP REPUBLICAN RAIDERS UPON OUR U.S. TREASURY AND OUTSOURCING OF U.S. JOBS

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GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS


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Will the GOP Republican get rich by selling America party take credit for any of their disasters? GOP Republicans are successful at failing and hurting OUR COUNTRY in the eyes of the WORLD. Can we really afford to ignore what the ENTIRE WORLD THINKS OF US?


How does the WORLD perceive AMERICA led by Barack Obama? Extremely favorable.

How does the WORLD perceive AMERICA led by John McCain? Extremely negative.

FOUR MORE YEARS ANYONE?

Eventually, Americans will realize that doing the same thing (electing GOP Republicans) will not yield different results (stock market disasters, economic disasters, world view disasters, failed foreign policy disasters, failed domestic policies disasters).

Spraying perfume on a new GOP Republican Pig will not create a bright and shiny candidate. Garbage in equal garbage out. GOP Republican garbage in yield (stock market, economic, foreign relations, domestic policies) garbage out.

McCain has perpetually been a failure from school until now.
Palin Failin has perpetually been a failure (with a hillbilly hockey mom accent) from day one until now. Her bear hunting Arctic outback kids prove it.

Do you really need someone to tell you these basic facts? Under the Freedom of Information Act, all of this information is available free if you choose to type in the questions.

Lets prove to the Europeans and the World that we are not stupid, because they think that we are after two terms of Forrest Gump Bush.

D Student Crash Every Plane McCain and Hillbilly Trailer Palin Failin are not reflective of the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

If Palin Failin had a brain, then she would have considered the immense responsibilities demanded of the Office of the United States Vice President or President; and politely declined McCain’s crack induced invitation. GOP Republican Party is a joke.

If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.


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REPORT SAYS GOP REPUBLICAN OIL AGENCY RAN AMOK

INVESTIGATION OF GOP REPUBLICAN OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

INVESTIGATION OF GOP REPUBLICAN MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE OIL MARKETING GROUP


GOP REPUBLICAN Government officials in charge of collecting BILLIONS of dollars worth of royalties from OIL and gas companies accepted gifts, steered contracts to favored clients and engaged in drug use and illicit sex with employees of the energy firms, federal investigators reported.

Investigators from the Interior Department's inspector general's office said more than a dozen employees, including the former director of the OIL royalty program, took meals, ski trips, sports tickets and golf outings from industry representatives. The report alleges that the former director, also netted more than $30,000 from improper outside work.

The report from Inspector General contains fresh allegations about the practices at the beleaguered royalty-in-kind program of Interior's Minerals Management Service, which last year collected more than $4 billion worth of OIL and natural gas from companies given contracts to tap energy on federal and Indian lands and offshore. The revelations come as Congress is set to consider opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and areas off the coast of Florida for drilling.

The royalty-in-kind program, based near Denver, allows energy companies to pay the government in OIL and gas, rather than cash, for the privilege of drilling on government land. It has been the subject of multiple investigations since 2006 by the Interior Department's secretary, its inspector general, the Justice Department and Congress for alleged mismanagement and conflicts of interest.

In the report released yesterday, investigators said they "discovered a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" in which employees accepted gratuities "with prodigious frequency." The report cited one e-mail from a Shell Pipeline representative asking a woman in the royalty office to attend "tailgating festivities" at a Houston Texans football game: "You're invited . . . have you and the girls meet at my place at 6am for bubble baths and final prep."

Besides Shell, the energy company employees mentioned in the report worked for Chevron, Hess and Gary-Williams Energy. The social outings detailed in the report included alcohol-, cocaine- and marijuana-filled parties where certain employees of the Minerals Management Service were nicknamed the "MMS Chicks" by the energy employees. The companies paid for federal workers to attend football and baseball games, PGA Tour events, Colorado ski trips, paintball outings and "treasure hunts," investigators found.

"The OIL INDUSTRY holds shocking sway over the ADMINISTRATION and even KEY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES,". "This is why we must not allow BIG OIL'S AGENDA to be jammed through CONGRESS."

The current director of the Minerals Management Service, said that he takes the report "very seriously".
Employees identified in the report told investigators that they didn't think ethics rules applied to them because of their "unique" role in the agency and that they needed to socialize with industry representatives for "market intelligence," according to the report. Those employees, some of whom have been transferred to different offices, have been recommended for internal administrative action.

The inspector general's release comprised three separate reports, including one devoted to the program's director. It alleges that Smith improperly worked part time for Geomatrix Consultants, an Oakland, Calif.-based environmental and engineering firm, and marketed the company to government clients.

Additionally, the report said that the director had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate whom he paid to buy cocaine, promising her a bonus in return. The director admitted to the sexual encounter.

The director, who now works for a private OIL company in Denver, did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators referred their findings to federal prosecutors.

Justice officials also declined to comment on their decision about the criminal case against the highest-ranking official named in the report director of the Minerals Management Service, who worked in Washington. She is accused of improperly arranging a million-dollar deal for two retired employees.

The wife of the procurement policy administrator for the WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, retired from government service Jan. 31. She declined to comment on the report. She told investigators she had a "personal issue. The Justice Department's decision to charge created a rift with Interior officials.

One of the two retired employees pleaded guilty in July to a federal conflict-of-interest charge related to the investigation. Another employee has been under investigation for similar conflict-of-interest allegations.

Before he left, Mayberry created a job for himself by writing the job description and the criteria for selecting the winning bidder, court documents show. He started a company out of his Texas home and was awarded a $150,000 contract in June 2003. He later hired Dial, the report said. Mayberry's firm collected $788,000 worth of contracts.

The royalty-in-kind program, which started as a small pilot project a decade ago, has been touted as a way to simplify the way OIL AND GAS COMPANIES pay for the right to drill on federal land and offshore. Instead of calculating the profit from a well, they can simply give the government one-eighth to one-sixth of whatever they take from the ground.

Revenue rose quickly, from $1.5 billion in 2004 to $4.3 billion last fiscal year. But the growth occurred "in an environment with relatively unstructured in-house oversight," the congressionally convened Royalty Policy Committee said in a December report. Previous reports have said that companies were allowed to revise their million-dollar bids for projects indiscriminately, that government workers routinely failed to seek out legal advice on complicated deals and that the agency used outdated computers and a $150 million software program that resulted in royalty money going uncollected.

A lawyer who represented states and tribes entitled to a cut of the royalties, said it was nearly impossible to get accurate numbers from the agency. "They kept hemming and hawing," she said.

In late 2006 questions arose over its handling of leases written in 1998 and 1999 that allowed major OIL companies drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to avoid BILLIONS of dollars in royalty payments.

Former Interior Department auditors accused the agency of failing to bill companies. "We weren't allowed to audit them. It was disturbing," said an auditor who sued the federal government for not collecting royalties. "You couldn't see what was going on."

The minerals agency director said that the harm done by the royalty employees was to public trust and TREASURY, and acknowledged that financial considerations were given to firms that gave favors to federal employees, and he said the contracts will be audited.


Do you really question the motives of GOP Republicans Criminals? America must Immediately Nationalize U.S. OIL and Gas For National Defense.

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DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN CRASH JET AND MUDVILLE


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U.S. Presidents From Harvard Law
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Rutherford Hayes
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
John Kennedy
Barack Obama


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President and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama Contrast With D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain


Growing Up

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was privileged, given everything by both parents, and worked for nothing.


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama grew up poor, raised by his Irish-American single white mother and Irish-American white working class maternal grand parents. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama was given nothing and worked for everything.

Education

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was a D student and graduated last in his class. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain and McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire share failed academic records. He partied constantly and dependent on favor handouts from his high ranking father and grandfather. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain earned nothing on his own similar to McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain is also Internet illiterate which slows down his information processing capacity. Is this good for the country?


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama worked hard and became PRESIDENT OF THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW. Everything that Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama accomplished he did on his own. Irish-American Barack Obama’s HARVARD Scholarship ranks among the best. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama’s hard work represents the American Dream.


Community Service

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain poor studies translated into poor performances in the military where he crashed several planes and recklessly endangered the lives of others. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was never trusted by his colleagues nor loved by his peers. The highlight of D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s career was getting shot down and becoming a prisoner. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain served his country by getting handouts from his guards. Getting handouts seems to be D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s modem of operations. WillObscenelyRich Crash Every Plane McCain, who finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and who lost five jets, return competence to the White House? To lose one plane over Vietnam may be a heroic tragedy; to lose five planes here and there is carelessness.

Irish-American Barack Obama turned down large profits after graduating from HARVARD LAW to serve the community in Chicago where help was needed most. The community learned to trust and love Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama for his dedication to public service.


Marriage

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain walked out on his family to chase a younger woman who was on drugs, embezzling money from her company, stealing, and facing criminal charges, until her privileged family saved her from trial. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s dysfunctional family represents chaos and lack of respect when he curses her in public.


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama married an intelligent IVY LEAGUE attorney and adores his beautiful young daughters. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama’s First Family represents what America is striving for. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama has always been surrounded by and still maintains a great respect for women (Irish mother, Irish grandmother, sister, wife, and two daughters). If anyone is in tune with and favors the betterment of working American women, then it’s Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama.

International Diplomacy

The World wants no more chaotic McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire-D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain.


The World loves Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama and will follow America’s leadership behind Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama.

If D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain had to make another emergency landing on a deserted island with Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama onboard as one of the passengers, then it is safe to say that D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain would assume the role of Gilligan, while Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama would assume the role of the professor.

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Hillary Clinton Will Destroy Sarah Palin Failin From Mooseville College.


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Navy pilot John Sidney D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III should have never been allowed to graduate from the U.S. Navy flight school. He was a below average student and a lousy pilot. Had his father and grandfather not been famous four star U.S. Navy admirals, D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III would have never been allowed in the cockpit of a military aircraft.

His father John S. "Junior" McCain was commander of U.S. forces in Europe later becoming commander of American forces in Vietnam while D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III was being held prisoner of war. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III's grandfather John S. McCain, Sr. commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.

During his relative short stunt on flight status, D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III lost five U.S. Navy aircraft, four in accidents and one in combat.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings. He was knocked unconscious by the impact coming to as the plane settled to the bottom.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's second crash occurred while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral."

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's third crash three occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's fourth aircraft loss occurred July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot. While seated in the cockpit of his aircraft waiting his turn for takeoff, an accidently fired rocket slammed into D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's plane. He escaped from the burning aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft, and threatened to sink the ship.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's fifth loss happened during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, when D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's A-4 Skyhawk was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain ejected from the plane breaking both arms and a leg in the process and subsequently parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi.

"Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I [D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain] did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant."

When the communist learned that D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's father was Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., the soon-to-be commander of all U.S. Forces in the Pacific, he was rushed to Gai Lam military hospital.

The communist Vietnamese figured, because POW D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's father was of such high military rank, that he was of royalty or the governing circle. Thereafter the communist bragged that they had captured "the crown prince."

For 23 combat missions (an estimated 20 hours over enemy territory), the U.S. Navy awarded D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain a Silver Star, a Legion of Merit for Valor, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation medals plus two Purple Hearts and a dozen service medals.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain had roughly 20 hours in combat. Since D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain got 28 medals, that equals out to a medal-and-a-half for each hour he spent in combat. There were infantry guys -- grunts on the ground -- who had more than 7,000 hours in combat where I'm sure a prison cell would have looked pretty good to them by comparison. The question really is how many guys got that number of medals for not being shot down.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain has been an unchecked master at manipulating an overly friendly and biased news media. The former POW turned Congressman, turned U.S. Senator, has managed to gloss over his failures as a pilot and collaborations with the enemy by exaggerating his military service and lying about his feats of heroism.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain has sprouted a halo and wings to become America's POW-hero presidential candidate.

Former naval officer and the owner of an OOIIILLLL-trading company that inked defense contracts worth $1 billion is the modern presidential money man. The law forbids high-level supporters from writing huge checks, but with help from friends in the Middle East D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain is receiving large donations.

If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


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Barak Obama proved why November's presidential election will end in a 50-state sweep. John Crash Every Plane McCain has no chance. It's like George Bush climbing into the ring with Mike Tyson; one thundering left hook and the Crawford Caligula would be sprawled across the canvas. "No mas"! The same fate awaits the crabby senator from Arizona. The polls are skewed to look like there's a political horse-race going on. There isn't. It's a complete rout. There's one well-toned thoroughbred striding from venue to venue electrifying the ever-increasing throngs, and one doddering, old mare limping towards the glue-factory. Someone should put a stop to it before Crash Every Plane McCain gets hurt.

At the Victory Column in Berlin's Tiergarten, Obama extracted Old Glory from the burn-pile and gave Brand America a desperately needed shot of adrenaline. 200,000 ecstatic Germans jammed the streets in what turned out to be the political shindig of the year. Many of them were waving American flags and chanting, "Obama, Obama, Obama". It was like Jack Kennedy had risen from his moldy sepulcher and made his way across the pond for one last rousing ovation. Obama has the very same affect on crowds. Its a gift and he knows how to use it to great advantage.

"People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment, this is our time," Obama boomed. "I know my country has not perfected itself, we've made our share of mistakes and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. But the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another."

What can we say about Obama's oratory skills that hasn't already been said? He is one of those unique characters who knows how to tap into the collective psyche and put them under his spell. He is the closest thing to a Pied Piper we've seen in the last half century. Whatever one thinks of his politics, his speeches are a welcome reprieve from the simian blabbering of President Dimwit.

"I speak to you not as a candidate for president, but as a citizen; a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world." (Roaring applause)

JOHN Crash Every Plane McCain: Maverick or Freak?
Have you taken a look at the crowds at a Crash Every Plane McCain event. Usually, there aren't any. Typically, there are more journalists and cameramen then people; and even they look bored. It's the truth. He generates no enthusiasm at all. None. He may be the most uninspiring, tedious, pure-vanilla candidate of all time; a complete dud. I challenge anyone to recite from memory anything John Crash Every Plane McCain has ever said in his 40 years in office. Time's up! When Crash Every Plane McCain begins to talk, its a signal for women to pull out the nail-files and for men to figure out how they're going to get out of cutting the lawn this week. Really. No one listens.

And the people that do manage to drag themselves to his speeches out of a sense of obligation are (you guessed it) scowling white guys with baseball caps pulled tightly over their ears or nearly-ambulatory Korea-era Vets who think the United Nations is a communist front-group that's planning to air-drop blue-helmets into Duluth to take over the United States. Tin-foil hats anyone?

Popularity and charisma, how does one survive in politics with neither. That's the question, and it may be the biggest mystery of Crash Every Plane McCain's candidacy. He's just not a likable guy. No one ever talks about hanging out and having a beer with John Crash Every Plane McCain, because they know that he might go "Jackie Chan" and start busting the place up. And he's utterly impossible to listen to. His high-pitched squeaky voice is about two octaves higher than a dog-whistle and twice as annoying. So how is he going to beat Obama. It's a total mismatch.

Crash Every Plane McCain is the perfect candidate for the GOP Republic party that has completely collapsed. He's like the "Jolly Roger" on the front of an iodine bottle; Brand X. In 2000, the Republican Party boasted it was the "party of ideas". What ideas? The Republican Party has never had ideas because the corporate mandarins and blue-blooded kleptocrats that run the party are suspicious of ideas, ideology, doctrine, philosophy or anything else that veers from their primary objectives of crushing the poor, despoiling the environment, carpet-bombing brown people wherever they may be, and enriching themselves. That's all they care about. The task of the right-wing think-tanks is to treat "war and tax cuts" like they're ideas. They're not. But war and tax cuts ARE the two foundation blocks of the Republican Party. There's nothing else; there never has been. Don't look for ideas; there aren't any. GOP Republican get rich quick by defrauding the AMERICAN PEOPLE, robbing the National TREASURY, sending American jobs overseas, and raising the national debt.

Hold Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Crash Every Plane McCain accountable for the crimes they've committed during their time in office.

Obama is not a candidate; he's a phenomenon. Obama is an explosive, vital, charismatic politician. When he speaks people feel better about themselves and their country. And, they're more hopeful about the future, too. That's what makes him unbeatable.

Crash Every Plane McCain, on the other hand, is the perfect embodiment of his party; a rusty, broken-down hulk that's been stripped of its engine, its fenders and all its moving parts. Even the steering wheel is gone. It's a dead-loss; nothing is salvageable.

Crash Every Plane McCain is in way over his head. This election is going to be a real embarrassment for him. It's too bad. He should be back at the Phoenix Rest Home shooing kids off the front lawn instead of waiting for the ax to fall in November. It's a rotten way to end a career.

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GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE


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GOP REPUBLICAN PLANE/TRAILER WRECK MCCAIN/PALIN FAILIN

With Wall Street OOOIIIIILLLLLL stocks paid under the table to Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner from OOOOOIIIIIILLLLLLL Millionaires Crash Every Plane McCain, Bush, Cheney, Rice and Guiliani; it appears that Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner, her large family, dogs, cats, chickens, and hogs can now move out of their trailer. Guiliani went from GOP front runner to anonymous polygamist. Guiliani is the biggest joke and shares home dysfunction with Bush, Cheney, Rice, Crash Every Plane McCain and now Sarah trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner. OOOOIIIIILLLLLLL MILLIONS stolen from Our TREASURY did not help their dysfunctional families.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich by robbing the American TREASURY and outsourcing American jobs party has officially been dissolved. Plane wreck McCrash and Train wreck Trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioners have destroyed the already dysfunctional GOP Republican Party of Corporate Welfare Thieves.

Democrats and Independents are the official parties. Blessings to America and the World for peaceful cooperation and the elimination of unjust wars for GOP profits. The People First Party has arrived and Rich Wall Street millionaires will no longer use the AMERICAN PEOPLE as their cattle. Americans today are all free independent Democratic People in pursuit of happiness in the spirit of cooperation.

“We joined up with an altruistic vision of promoting freedom and justice around the world,” said Vince Emanuel, a Marine lance corporal who did a tour of duty in Iraq from August 2004 to April 2005, explaining why he was marching and protesting the GOP Republican Convention.

“Except we saw the killing of innocent people and the destruction of property ... for a lot of us it was very disenfranchising."

The veterans group tried to hand a message to the campaign of GOP Republican John Crash Every Plane McCain calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, reparations for the Iraqi people, and full medical benefits for veterans. No one from John Crash Every Plane McCain’s campaign received them.


If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE

Prerequisite for the United Stats President and Vice President is advance degrees, especially in Constitutional Law. D student McCain and hillbilly Palin Failin are excluded from the highest offices in the World. The debates will be fun: Harvard Law vs. Crash Jet and Mudville.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.

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What has WALL STREET SUPER-CAPITALISM brought you besides:

Cluttered homes full of useless crap

Semi-illiterate teenage sons on alcohol and drugs

Semi-illiterate teenage daughters on drugs and having unwanted babies

Selfish lifestyles mimicking immoral rich people with off the chart divorce rates

Depress people living alone and addicted to church on TV or pornography

Guns deregulation freeing children to murder each other in school and after school

Prime time television soft pornography for the kids to mimic

Daughters dressing like prostitutes

Sons dressing like homeless

GREED GREED GREED steal money from your neighbors through wild WALL STREET speculations

SELL SELL SELL BUY BUY BUY (It is all enslaving crap)

Super Rich becomes more Super Rich, while the middle class becomes poor

College graduates cannot afford a small home and must live in their parents’ basements

Clinton left the United States with a surplus

GOP Republicans have stolen all of the Treasury surplus plus another $3Trillion. Let the trials and confiscation (America versus Super Rich GOP Republican Criminals) begin

The American People will prevail over Super Rich Greedy Lawless Super Rich GOP Republicans

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN’S REMARKS

Hillary wants to know if Palin wants to run the United States in the same manner that she and McCain ran their dysfunctional families. With the nomination of hockey mom Sarah Palin, John McCain has official transformed the defunct GOP Republican Party into a circus complete with a lipstick wearing pig clown displaying the IQ of a cockatoo. Hillary added that Sarah Palin’s pathological lies and unprofessional name calling led to the five letter word pertaining to an Arctic hillbilly (P A L I N).

Posted by: dwashington1 | October 7, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't think pgr88 "reads" much of anything; even comics are high brow for this RNC clown. If it doesn't come in a memo with bullet points it ain't fit fur learnin

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 7, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Watching McCain self-destruct is a macabre and pathetic spectacle. The economic crisis made it worse, but the process of self-destruction had been well underway. The irresponsible pick of dimwit Sarah did nothing to shore up his credibility. An economist as VP might have saved him now, but Palin merely offends by her racism, and costs him the Jewish vote that Lieberman might have gotten.

Posted by: dunnhaupt | October 7, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN’S REMARKS

Hillary wants to know if Palin wants to run the United States in the same manner that she and McCain ran their dysfunctional families. With the nomination of hockey mom Sarah Palin, John McCain has official transformed the defunct GOP Republican Party into a circus complete with a lipstick wearing pig clown displaying the IQ of a cockatoo. Hillary added that Sarah Palin’s pathological lies and unprofessional name calling led to the five letter word pertaining to an Arctic hillbilly (P A L I N).

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MCCAIN-KEATING SAVINGS AND LOANS FRAUD / FINANCIAL CRISIS AGAINST AMERICA

MCCAIN-KEATING SAVINGS AND LOANS FRAUD / FINANCIAL CRISIS AGAINST AMERICA

MCCAIN-KEATING SAVINGS AND LOANS FRAUD / FINANCIAL CRISIS AGAINST AMERICA


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The financial system is still in grave peril, despite Congress's approval of an unprecedented $700 billion bailout.

Unemployment is rising, the economy is slowing, and the question isn't whether we're in for a recession but how long and how deep the recession will be.

Meanwhile, U.S. troops are still fighting in two places -- Iraq and Afghanistan -- where foreign occupations end badly.

The terrorists who struck us on Sept. 11, 2001, have been allowed to regroup within the borders of nuclear-armed Pakistan and are busy plotting new attacks.

Rarely have there been bigger or more urgent issues to talk about in a presidential campaign.

Yet GOP Republican McCain / Palin refuse to talk about these vital issues to America. Why?
GOP Republicans caused this mess and have not a clue of how to get us out of this mess.

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The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, nine trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work. Two thirds of that comes from inheritance; interest on interest accumulating to widows / idiot sons; and stock / real estate SPECULATION. It is crap.

Ninety percent of the American public has little or no net worth.

WALL STREET SPECULATORS create nothing. But through SUPER-CAPITALISM (FRAUD), WALL STREET SPECULATORS OWN THE MAJORITY OF THIS COUNTRY. The Super Rich running America are doing it through Las Vegas style gambling. IT IS CRAP!!!

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS make the rules (news, war, peace, famine, upheaval).

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS pick that rabbit out of the hat while the American People wonder how WE GOT INTO THIS MESS.

You are not naive enough to think that we live in a Democracy?

IT'S THE FREE MARKET. And you're a part of it.

GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS have that killer instinct. Stick around, GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS still have more stealing to do.


In a Democracy, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA. That's right, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA.

AMERICANS are being robbed by GOP RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR WHITE HOUSE / CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES with their:

Obscenely high salaries,
Tax havens for the rich,
Tax breaks for the rich,
Tax laws for the rich,
Exclusive clubs “Eyes Wide Shut”,
Luncheons,
Hunting trips,
Golf tournaments,
Escort services,
Corporate jets,
GOLDEN PARACHUTES.

Thousands of GOP Republican CEOs and their White House / Congressional Stooges are walking away with over $20,000,000 each of stolen money from the U.S. Treasury (AMERICAN PEOPLE). This Is Treason Against the American People.

Posted by: dwashington1 | October 7, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Political commentary and opinion is meaningless noise in the cosmos.
Politics is the opiate of the masses.
Gives 'em a sense that they're in control.
Are you the master of your own destiny ?
Are you self suffiecient or do you want the government to bail you out too by giving you my stuff?


Posted by: rtfanning | October 7, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

The "maverick" thing isn't resonating well with the American public these days for either McCain or Palin. Bush is a Republican....McCain branded himself as Republican and he has sided with GW 90% of the time. Bush's low approval rating is being transferred to McCain. The Reps & Dems can point the finger at each for blame of our faltering economy, but America sees Republicans at the helm and our economy in the dumper. An old cliche from a past president "The buck stops here", is where the blame ultimately stays....the reigning Pres & VP! Sarah Palin may well be the "unbranded cow" even though she brands herself Republican. She had no problem complaing about McCain pulling out of Michigan....Pouting in public and complaining about your running mate will deplete more votes than her lies about stopping the "bridge to nowhere". You all of course know she supported that bridge till congress dried of the funds. She never returned the previous funds that were granted....for the bridge. Wonder if McCain got hot under the collar for her public guffaw aimed at him and saying SHE could get the job done?

Posted by: leah1946 | October 7, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Those who are scared of Palin and of McCain's health, might consider that should McCain win the election, Palin will nearly certainly be acting president at some point (possible multiple points) during McCain's four years. This is because McCain, being 72 years old now, will nearly certainly require anaesthetized medical investigation or treatment before Jan 2013.

A McCain election means, with near absolute certainty, Palin's finger on the button; after all, George W. a very healthy and relatively young man, has had to turn the acting presidency over to Cheney at least once (due to a colonoscopy).

Posted by: william_fontaine_de_la_tour_dauterive | October 7, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

The more people reflect on the possibilities of a McCain/Palin Administration - a world without FDA, EPA, and USDA regulation - a world without any government regulations to protect Joe-Six Pack from corporate greed - they are beginning to say, "Thanks, but no thanks!" ;)

Posted by: hamishdad | October 7, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I've studied both candidates thoroughly and have come to the realization that the best thing right now for America would be to initiate a groundswell for a Hillary Clinton write-in vote... there's no one else that would commit so completely to improving our current precarious condition.

Posted by: TerrifiedCitizen | October 7, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The media is continuing to spin the web that Obama can help the economy better than McCain. Well, McCain wasn't promoting Fannie and Freddie purchasing more below prime mortgages so their CEO, a faithful friend of the Democrats including Barack Obama (who received more funding from them than any other person in the last 2 years)could walk away with tens of millions of dollars. The Democrats should have been watching the store the last 2 years and they were watching their finances grow as they received more and more sweet deals from those in the market.

I think people will realize sooner or later that it is the Dems this time that have gotten us into trouble...the question is whether they'll become smart before or after the election. If the past is any indication, it will be after the election.

Look at the tax cuts Clinton promised during the campaign....only to tell voters later that those tax cuts were just not going to happen. I happen to have liked his presidency but if you were counting on tax cuts, you were very disappointed with that administration.

Always question the motives of the MSM...they just don't report the truth. They skew everything to whatever their political position is at the moment and at this moment they are trying desperately to usher in Barack Obama. One wonders why.

Posted by: hazwalnut | October 7, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"How much did Palin exceed the generally low expectations for her in last weeks' debate?"

You must be DAFT! She did not EXCEED any expectations especially considering the bar was laying on the ground! She is still the same IGNORANT NO KNOWLEDGE female we saw with the press interviews. All she managed to do was MEMORIZE and REGURGITATE BY ROTE McCains Talking Points and for that, you want us to believe she "EXCEEDED AND/OR EXCELLED"? Any trained monkey could do what she did, so please don't try to make it sound as though she actually gained some INTELLECT or KNOWLEDGE - she DIDN'T!

As for McCain turning the page on the campaign or in this debate, I doubt seriously he will be successful since he can't seem to get past his 'HATE and JEALOUSY of OBAMA' and that has a way of keeping him pinned in the same box he put himself into long ago! Read the article in Rolling Stone so that you can gain a better insight into what makes McCain tick - it sure ain't HONORABLE! He is a FAKE, FRAUD, AND OPPORTUNIST [and so is his new gal Palin], so please don't mistake HONOR for anything even remotely attached to McCain.

You say 4 weeks out is still a long time and I agree with politics it is. But I also see McCain for what he is and as long as he remains the person with that Napolean complex along with all the other sorry things about him, his chances of winning this election - regardless of how many days remain - I would never gamble that he will be our POTUS; THANK GOD!

Posted by: ObamasLady | October 7, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

tommyd60
I think it would be fair to state tha you need to follow the threads....the Attorney Generals Office in NV just Raided ACORNS office.

Posted by: quikshok | October 7, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

"Only a few debates ever rise to the category of game-changers. McCain may need something just short of that to shift the narrative back in his direction -- a winning performance or at least one that erases some of the questions that have emerged recently and that puts Obama on the defensive."


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It's easy to roll a boulder off a cliff, but hard to stop once it gets going. Much like the McCain campaign.

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Posted by: el_barto | October 7, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain pals around with terrorists, too:

Cheney, Bush and Kissinger


Posted by: lichtme | October 7, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

pgr88, you reat to many comic books.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 7, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRAT HAVARD LAW SCHOLAR VS.
GOP REPUBLICAN MCCAIN, A D STUDENT CRASH EVERY PLANE,OBSCENELY RICH WALL STREET OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
CRASH JET IN MUDVILLE....
TIME TO RETIRE WITH WHATEVER IS LEFT OF YOUR DIGNITY,AND A GRACEFUL WAR,Mr MCCAIN.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"i don't have a clue about the economy, about the Constitution and about foreign policy, but I like to insult other people" (an hockey mom)

Posted by: stearm | October 7, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyone see this? It's breaking on the news. This is the organization Obama used to head.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/07/acorn-vegas-office-raided-voter-fraud-investigation/

Posted by: staplesla | October 7, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, yet again...the fate of our country will not come down to what happens in the Election booth...but rather in the court room. Everyone fails to remember that the GOP has one final "last ditch" chance to maintain the office should Obama get elected...they can challenge his qualifications to become President. There are a lot of Kenyans out there who are claiming that Barack was born in Kenya....and he has yet to produce a Birth Certificate or a Doctor/Nurse/Administartor in any Hospital in Hawaii that can support his "claim"

Posted by: quikshok | October 7, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

ChangeWhat, and you are one serious freakshow.

Posted by: wangbang747 | October 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm supporting John McCain in this election, but I don't understand his strategy at all. During the debates, Obama and Biden have been allowed to get by with saying that they will lower taxes for the 95% of Americans that make less than $250,000 a year. What they DON'T say is that the other 5% get a tax INCREASE. I don't care how much money they make... any tax increase during what could be a very severe recession makes no sense. Why doesn't McCain point this out more forcefully?

Posted by: GaryC | October 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

"But this is not late October."


You are right, oh great one Dan Balz.

It is but the first week of October, not the last.

Your powers of observation astound and confuse me!

Posted by: el_barto | October 7, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

How can you say that the deck is stacked against McCain when it spent all summer selecting the cards. He chose to spend his time talking to the American people about celebrities, POWs and Mavericks. Rather than speaking about why he is best suited to fix this economy.

While Obama was writing letters in 2007 to Paulson and Bernanke chiding them about the coming mortgage meltdown, McCain was still trying to sell America on the surge and other legends of a Maverick.


Posted by: Brigadere | October 7, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Nobody stacked up the deck aganinst Whining John, he did that to himself. No matter how hard Karl Rove's surrogates try to simiss Obama, it's been Obama and the meltdown, of which Whining John is an intergral part of, that did poor little John in (big mouth Palin didn't help either).
In other words:
IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!

Posted by: analyst72 | October 7, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Latest Headline - Nevada AG raids Las Vegas ACORN on suspicion of voter fraud.

Obama and his radical allies are intent on stealing this election, Venezuela-style. Unfortunately, papers like WaPo will continue to deny reality, lose readers, and guide America into 3rd world status.

Posted by: pgr88 | October 7, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure McCain's base--the MSM--will rush to his aid tonight. First of all, there's the partisan Tom Brokaw, who, I'm sure, will help McCain inject Ayers, Wright and/or Rezko into the debate. Then, there's the post-debate, so-called analysis, where the pundits are sure to laud McCain's fiestiness and declare Obama too professorial. Then, there's the anchors of most of the cable and networks news programs, who will replay McCain's negative ads ad nauseum, suggesting there's some truth to them.

It's a wonder Obama is pulling ahead amidst all of this MSM partisanship. It seems the American people are not the sheep the MSM and McCain thought they were.

Posted by: Seneca7 | October 7, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

With McCain's heart so COMPLETELY FULL OF HIS ANGER AND HATE FOR OBAMA, I don't know how anyone could call the first debate "a debate" since McCain could NOT even look in Obama's direction let alone look him in the eyes. There was no political discourse from McCain, but rather his IMMATURE DISPLAY of RANTING AND RAVING about his "love for his vets" [little secret here, he did not vote for the new GI Bill if that proves his "love"]. Yes "my friends", he is 72 years old but still throws temper tantrums due to his lack of maturity! So unless he has released some of that pent up ANGER, RAGE AND HATE, there will also NOT be another 'debate' tonight.

Furthermore, when he and his IGNORANT gal Palin campaign and deliberately "incite" their supporters to scream out "terrorist" and "kill him" [you know who they are referring to] and they do NOT STAND UP IMMEIDATELY AND REPUDIATE IT, there is treason going on right in front of our faces. I see two 'domestic terrorists' among us! Is this the kind of "honorable" man [and woman] we really want running our country? I sure as h*ll don't!

So anyone who can forget what is actually happening in McCain's campaign and who does not speak out against it can only wonder along with them November 5th how they lost this election. I won't have to wonder - I will KNOW - it was because we, as a country, could not tolerate this behavior from anyone especially a Senator and Governor! Domestic terrorists are not welcomed in our country let alone running our country on any level!

Posted by: ObamasLady | October 7, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Clearly a democratically biased media outlet I am observing, but I'll say it anyway... The only reason for this housing "crisis" was the democrats insistence upon "affordable mortgages" which required banks to give risky loans. Republicans were not for this, nor would they be in the future. Nothing can be free, and we are now paying for these junk loans.

Posted by: cinkert | October 7, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a slick deceitful political hack street punk. That IS what he is.

He has had/has relationships with criminals, terrorists, felons and radical hate America organizations. He supports their believes, philosophies, and radical views.

Obama believes in the government control of the population. He believes that Americans should serve the State, Communism. He is in favor of a World Court.

Obama IS a Marxist. He wants to bring America down. He hates Capitalism. He and his wife ARE racists.

He is a far left very liberal radical Marxist.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | October 7, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

It appears that McCain only has one realistic choice. It is to convince voters that he is more able than Obama to deal with the economic problems that will dominate President's time for at least the next term.

Posted by: dnjake | October 7, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin campaign is the lowest and the dirtiest ever. Read this from AlexP1’ message: ‘At a rally yesterday, a crowd member screamed, "Kill Him" [referring to Senator Obama] as Sarah Palin laughed and cheered with the crowd. A person in a sheriff’s uniform was calling out Barack’s full name to boos and chants of kill him...". Is FBI going to investigate this case? McCain and Palin should be held responsible for this act of racism and hate. And so-called sheriff who is obligated to protect us and prevent this kind of actions should be discharged and suffer a just punishment.

Posted by: elvera38 | October 7, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Nobody stacked up the deck aganinst Whining John, he did that to himself. No matter how hard Karl Rove's surrogates try to simiss Obama, it's been Obama and the meltdown, of which Whining John is an intergral part of, that did poor little John in (big mouth Palin didn't help either).
In other words:
IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!

Posted by: analyst72 | October 7, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

John Mc Cain, Bush, and Cheny are members of a wicked gang of neocons who have damaged the economy of this country and started unnecessary wars that cost us billions of US$ and thousands of the lives of our young and brave soldiers. They have lied to all Americans about WMD in Iraq and unfortunately got us stuck in a quaqmire with no way out in the near future.Nobody can trust or tolerate such wicked clowns for another presidential term under any circustances. The proper place for John Mc Cain is a suitable oldman house, not the White House nor even the Senate.

Posted by: mass2 | October 7, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

McCain can't put lipstick on himself and be a non-McNasty. He's incapable of that. Not only are his policies and record deplorable, but his personality is unhinged and erratic and people have picked up on that. Palin is merely a nazi in hockey mom clothing. An airhead nazi, I might add. She makes Barbie look like a Nobel Prize physicist. Tonight McCain can hope for one-liners but as for addressing the issues, he's got no leg to stand on. This old man needs to be put out to pasture. Plenty of bullcrap out there; he knows all about that. He specializes in it.

Posted by: Plutonium57 | October 7, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain is disconnected, erratic, impulsive, cranky, secretive and dishonorable. Ignore the economy at your own peril, Senator.

Posted by: pax_vobiscum2002 | October 7, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

"Let's face it," says Larry Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel who served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. "John McCain made his reputation on the fact that he doesn't bend his principles for politics. That's just not true."

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

Posted by: DoTheMath | October 7, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain: It's the economy, stupid.

Posted by: thesacado | October 7, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

What''s the difference between the Alaskan secessionist party and the ACORN organization to help people get mortgages?
1. Palin''s husband was a member of the secessionist party whose intention and hope is to end Alaska''s statehood in the USA and put it to a vote whether to become a new nation or a commonwealth or a territory or a state.
2. ACORN helps poor people get homes.

Hmmmm.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 7, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

ConcernedToo = Crackpot

Another parnoid, conservative or nothing, closet racist. your ticket stinks this year pal...should have went with Giuliani!
See ya in four years!(wink) I'll betchya!

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 7, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

RE: ConcernedToo, 2:04 PM:

Your copying and pasting skills are to be commended...you are quoting word for word an email that's making the rounds, except you left off the intro, "To All My Friends, this is every important, please take the time to read it."

Too bad snopes.com has already debunked it:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/money.asp

Posted by: 742evergreenterrace | October 7, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

McLame does his stunts but is only able to get a tie in the polls.

The Steady Eddie game that Obama practices feels better to people wracked by anything but steadiness. The Dow would have to rebound by 4,400 points return to a level last seen a year ago. The markets may rebound some but volatility like that only magnifies the uncertainty that people are feeling today.

Not even a tape for Osama bin Jerk-Off will change the landscape much.

Posted by: Roofelstoon | October 7, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is so old he used to sit behind Jesus in third grade

Posted by: vmunikoti | October 7, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

@ConcernedToo

You raise the issue of how Barack paid for college and Law School. Why is it so hard to believe he took out large student loans, like so many other bright students? As for how he afforded a house in 2005 with all those student loans, you do realize he was author of two bestselling books by that point, right? He made millions off their sale, quite legitimately, just like your pal Rush Limbaugh has. A few hundred thousand for a nice house in the Chicago area was easy, no need to resort to any of the sordid acts you imply. He's living the American Dream, man, why is that so hard for you to comprehend? Are you that anti-American that you willingly do the work of Satan, as your post clearly indicates you do, or are you just another deluded fool?

Posted by: clearbeard | October 7, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

DON'T FALL FOR IT OBAMA! Keep your cool and focus on the economy, i.e. how and why it is so bad and what are your plans to improve it.

If Obama's focus is continuously on the middle-class, remembering what your MOTHER told you, 'IMAGINE YOURSELF IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES', then Obama should do well.

Let McCain rant on about Ayers, Wright and Rezko, and show out of touch McCain is with the middle class.

Show empathy towards the questioners and TAKE OFF THAT JACKET AND TIE and ROLL-UP YOUR SLEEVES MIDWAY THROUGH THE DEBATE, to show you mean business!

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 7, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse


Is Obama naive, ignorant or simply deceitful when he claims he didn’t know about Wright's racist hate America spewing, he didn’t know about Ayers' terrorist past, didn’t know about Resko, the thug Felon, was unaware of ACORN'S extortion and voter fraud activities?


I suspect it is the latter....DECEITFUL.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | October 7, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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Deceitful? Oh, you mean like Bush and McCain saying we had to invade Iraq because of WMDs and Al Qaeda. The kind of deceit that has killed over 4,000 American soldiers.

Posted by: maggots | October 7, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, let's talk about McCain...and here's one of the reasons that that senile old man (McCain) want's to talking about anything and everything but the tanking US economy.


McCain knows all about bailing out rich bankers and screwing over middle class and poor people, he's been doing it for years.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzDEbVFcg8
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McCain - Founding Member of the Keating Five:

McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.
Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud in both state and federal court after his Lincoln Savings & Loan collapsed, costing the taxpayers $3.4 billion. His convictions were overturned on technicalities; for example, the federal conviction was overturned because jurors had heard about his state conviction, and his state charges because Judge Lance Ito (yes, that judge) screwed up jury instructions. Neither court cleared him, and he faces new trials in both courts.)

Though he was not convicted of anything, McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."


Here's some more mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 7, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

So this is what it has come to. Painting with a wide brush any and everyone who has crossed Obama's path. If a man in Texas batters his wife in a Obama T-shirt, the media will be complicit in reporting that McCain and more noteably "Winky" Sarah Palin blaming Barak Obama for the attack. And they say the media is in the tank for Obama. What kind of people are ready to believe such nonsense. Dare I say RACIST! What else would make White working class Americans take leave of their senses. PATHETIC!

Posted by: minco_007 | October 7, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain is going to sneer, scowl, disrespect and, again, carry an overwhelmingly condescending attitude towards Obama, and it is, again, going to bite him in the behind.

What has defined him as a candidate since the GOP primaries has been LOST. He looks like a totally different candidate. He is completely unlikable to the moderate undecided voter. He is angrily debasing and responsively erratic to issues.

I am starting to believe that the McCain that we see today, the one whose character has dragged him down, really isn't the REAL McCain. That likable fellow was a fabrication.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | October 7, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

The McCaint campaign shows no shame in engaging in a tired guilt-by-association tactic as Sarah Palin accuses Obama of "palling around with terrorists."

This desperate PLOY derives from Obama once serving on the same non-profit board as former 60's radical Bill Ayers, one of the founders of the Weather Underground.

But what about McCaint's own associations with former 60's radicals.

Indeed, until just a few years ago, McCaint openly boasted not only about his passing friendship but also his deep collaboration with one of the most prominent of Vietnam-era student radicals, David Ifshin.

The same David Ifshin who denounced America on Radio Hanoi as McCaint sat locked up as a POW.

In 1970, as president of the left-leaning National Student Association, Ifshin traveled to North Vietnam with other anti-war radicals and it was then that he went on Radio Hanoi to denounce his own country's war effort.

That broadcast was piped directly into POW McCaint's cell in the Hanoi Hilton and he was understandably enraged by what he thought was a traitorous act by a fellow American.

The same David Ifshin a few months later when showed up in Chile with folksinger Phil Ochs and Yippie leader Jerry Rubin.

He opened up his NSA offices to radicals trying to shut down Washington DC with streets protests in May 1971. Just after their sojourn in Chile, Ifshin and Ochs went on to Uruguay, joined a local university takeover and were arrested and deported.

As the years passed, Ifshin - just like Ayers-- eventually moved into the American political mainstream. Ayers came out of the underground, took up education as a profession and staked himself out on the non-violent political left.

Ifshin moved more quickly to the center and eventually became General Counsel to the Bill Clinton campaign as well as a prominent leader in pro-Israeli causes.

But until the day he died, at age 47 in 1996, Ifshin never renounced nor apologized for his youthful, radical past.

In the meantime, and much to his credit, Senator John McCaint forged a close personal friendship with Ifshin, as well as a working political alliance. Together they worked to establish the Institute for Democracy in Vietnam and partnered up on the issue of normalization of relations with Vietnam.

As recently as two years ago, speaking at Columbia College, McCaint affectionately and warmly recalled his relationship with Ifshin saying:

"We worked together in an organization dedicated to promoting human rights in the country where he and I had once come for different reasons. I came to admire him for his generosity, his passion for his ideals, for the largeness of his heart, and I realized he had not been my enemy, but my countryman . . . my countryman ...and later "my friend"...UGH

....His friendship honored me. We disagreed over much. Our politics were often opposed, and we argued those disagreements. But we worked together for our shared ideals."

That John McCaint is unrecognizable from the man who today stands behind the scurrilous attacks suggesting that Barack Obama pals around with terrorists because Bill Ayres - when Obama was literally eight years old--stupidly fancied himself an armed revolutionary.

The old John McCaint was able to overcome his own repulsion against a young man who went on the radio station of the enemy who was holding and torturing him and built a warm friendship with him. If Obama were to run commercials today criticizing McCaint for hanging out with the Tokyo Rose of the Vietnam era, it would be nearly as execrable as the McCaint campaign's current smears around Bill Ayres.

The Candidate does not speak for the campaign on, war in two countries, the economy, health care, unemployment...et cetera...just lies, lies and more lies..."

PS...Wall Street/Dow Jones lost 300+ points......

Obama/Biden '08
Obama/Biden '12

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 7, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008 = paid republican bloggers

All stops will be pulled in the next debate. McCain will get nasty and frustrated. He will slander his opponent and the democratic party. He has no other choice. There's nothing left to do at this point, so he will appeal to peoples fears and ignorance, using lies, half truths, misquotes and insinuate guilt by association. What a way to run a campaign.
And when it's all over, and he loses in discrace, his party will disown him.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 7, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Concernedtoo = ConcernedTOOL

Posted by: thegwoe | October 7, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Who is Obama and what has he ever done?

A fair question. Who is he and what has he EVER done?

Manned up and voted “Present”?

Who is this empty suit clown anyway?


Posted by: ChangeWhat | October 7, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

McCain = Past

Posted by: thegwoe | October 7, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

ConcernedToo

What is your point? That you are a bigot? or are you trying to infer that somehow muslims have "bought" Obama? You are an idiot- by the way, one of your sources is wikipedia.. it even says " Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." So I am really sure that everything is 100% factual.. good job!! Maybe you should now focus on finding bigfoot or the truth behind Roswell..

Posted by: hildtpd | October 7, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Is Obama naive, ignorant or simply deceitful when he claims he didn’t know about Wright's racist hate America spewing, he didn’t know about Ayers' terrorist past, didn’t know about Resko, the thug Felon, was unaware of ACORN'S extortion and voter fraud activities?


I suspect it is the latter....DECEITFUL.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | October 7, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Where is that money coming from?* The poor and
middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?

What a crock. It "COULD" be coming from the middle east?

And it could be coming from the Easter Bunny, who has the WMDs in a pile in his bunny cave. Ask McCain where the WMD bunny is.
McCain lied to the US people on Letterman, OCT 2001 when he said he has a SOURCE who knew it was IRAQI's who did the anthrax attack upon Congressional offices. That was false propaganda to lead us to war, which is a crime in the USA.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 7, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Now the *BIG* question - If I found out all this information on my own,
Why haven't all of our 'intelligent' members of the press been reporting this?*
A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the enemy from within'!!!

Posted by: ConcernedToo | October 7, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse


######################################

You could also ask why the chicken crossed the road - what was the chicken's motivation, who accompanied the chicken, did someone pay the chicken to to this, was the chicken a secret Muslim?

The bottom line is that neither the chicken or Obama have done anything wrong or unethical. Your questions are pointless.

Maybe you should spend more time asking why Bush invaded Iraq, or hired Alberto Gonzales, or authorized toture.

Posted by: maggots | October 7, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

For all of complaining about Palin and the Alaskan Independence Party, the same albatross can be tied around Obama's neck with the clowns at ACORN.

And all those bringing up Muthee, Wright was bashing America and Obama sat in those pews for 20 years and then repudiated his message? Please. So glad you guys get your news from that Cornell journalism-major, Keith Olberman.

Both candidates have skeletons in their closet. Neither is perfect.

The fact is Congress, in my opinion, over the last two years, has brought this country to a crawl. Bush hasn't helped I will grant you that, but the point is the rancor on Capitol Hill is the problem.

I think what scares me more is a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress. If you think things are bad now, watch your wallets.

Posted by: taocpa | October 7, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

It is important to remember that John McCain is confused, showing signs of dementia, likely to have his melanoma cancer return and is mindlessly spouting lies from his sleazy, dishonest campaign. John McCain has been in lockstep with George W Bush over 90% of the time. Another four years of Bush policies would totally destroy our country and that is what we would get with John McCain. If you believe John McCain's recent campaign lies that suddenly he would be different, then I have a Bridge to Nowhere to sell you.

Sarah Palin is clearly unqualified to be President, is a religious fundamentalist extremist who would take away a women's right to choose and would create an American Taliban reversing all the gains in civil rights. For the sake of our country, we must make sure that Barack Obama is elected President.

See http://www.Democracy-Now.us

Posted by: Fox7777 | October 7, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Politics is the opiate of the masses.

Gives 'em a sense that they're in control.

Are you the master of your own destiny ?

Posted by: rtfanning | October 7, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ChangeNow2 | October 7, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the enemy from within'!!"
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Don't worry - we're keeping a very close eye on you.

Posted by: treetopflyer | October 7, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse


Who You Callin’ a Maverick?
By JOHN SCHWARTZ
Published: October 4, 2008
There’s that word again: maverick. In Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican candidate, used it to describe herself and her running mate, Senator John McCain, no fewer than six times, at one point calling him “the consummate maverick.”

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BRAND Samuel Augustus Maverick
But to those who know the history of the word, applying it to Mr. McCain is a bit of a stretch — and to one Texas family in particular it is even a bit offensive.

“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.

In the 1800s, Samuel Augustus Maverick went to Texas and became known for not branding his cattle. He was more interested in keeping track of the land he owned than the livestock on it, Ms. Maverick said; unbranded cattle, then, were called “Maverick’s.” The name came to mean anyone who didn’t bear another’s brand.

Sam Maverick’s grandson, Fontaine Maury Maverick, was a two-term congressman and a mayor of San Antonio who lost his mayoral re-election bid when conservatives labeled him a Communist. He served in the Roosevelt administration on the Smaller War Plants Corporation and is best known for another coinage. He came up with the term “gobbledygook” in frustration at the convoluted language of bureaucrats.

This Maverick’s son, Maury Jr., was a firebrand civil libertarian and lawyer who defended draft resisters, atheists and others scorned by society. He served in the Texas Legislature during the McCarthy era and wrote fiery columns for The San Antonio Express-News. His final column, published on Feb. 2, 2003, just after he died at 82, was an attack on the coming war in Iraq.

Terrellita Maverick, sister of Maury Jr., is a member emeritus of the board of the San Antonio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

Considering the family’s long history of association with liberalism and progressive ideals, it should come as no surprise that Ms. Maverick insists that John McCain, who has voted so often with his party, “is in no way a maverick, in uppercase or lowercase.”

“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”

“He’s a Republican,” she said. “He’s branded.”

More Articles in Week in Review » A version of this article appeared in print on October 5, 2008, on page WK2 of the New York edition.

Posted by: lndlouis | October 7, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRAT HAVARD LAW SCHOLAR BARACK OBAMA VS.GOP REPUBLICAN, A D STUDENT OBSCENELY RICH WALL STREET OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
CRASH EVERY PLANE, MCCAIN...

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 7, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

With the GOP strapped with the SOCIALISTIC changes to America, it would seem hard to run away for all the fiascoes facing this nation.

Thanks to the hard right we will not morph into COMMUNISM and the rest of us, but SOCIALISM is here thanks to GWB/DC.

And for those voters on the far right, over the last 8 years there has been no change in the amount of abortions conducted in the US. No game changer here.

Posted by: jrubin1 | October 7, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm an independent voter but leaning to Obama since last few weeks. Specially after the VP debate. What the hell was she talking?? and that prostitute wink wink makes me puke. We can listen to those personal messages against the candidates. But will that solve the problems we facing now. Will those McCain personal attacks going to bring down the cost of living? I read about Obama, the guy used to be the president of the Harvard Law review. Also, Palin better shut up before It's too late.

Palin talks about Obama but does she know where her children is at this very moment????

Posted by: Impartialreporter | October 7, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

BIG JOHN MCBUSH (err McCain) still doesn't get it! That just like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan he is fighting a losing battle to capture the White House. It's got nothing to do with his age or his heroic background. It has to do with his inability to comprehend what is happening TODAY! All that takes is common sense!

Posted by: inewsmaster | October 7, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Since the GOP handlers of Palin's candidacy have decided to prevent the full range of reporters from give and take interviews, and to allow only trusted reporters the honor of soft-balling the Gov of Alaska, I have decided to make up the interviews you all would expect of a nation which depends on the press to help winnow the wheat from the chaff.
Today: banning books

Ottothewise: Gov Palin
Which books did you want to purge from the library when you were mayor?
Palin: Two kinds:
1. books that have as their basis any point of view that disturbs or challenges.
2. books that I felt were not appropriate.
Ottothewise: not appropriate?
Palin: yes.
Ottothewise: What were your criteria?
Palin: Based on my understanding of the Bible.
Ottothewise: Which Bible?
Palin. THE Bible.

Tomorrow you shall hear how Palin uses her intuition to determine how the Bible would dictate books to be banned in the USA. And Ottothewise will attempt to explain to the Gov of Wasilla, that there are dozens of BIbles in use in the USA and all the people who use them think THEIR BIble is THE only right and true BIBLE.
That's for tomorrow.
REGISTER TODAY AND VOTE ABSENTEE.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 7, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I am going to keep this note short as opposed to the comments from some windbags.

Early voting which begins this week in some jurisdictions and next week in others has caused changes in campaign tactics. It is why McCain launched his gutter and sewer attack this past weekend and one reason why Obama did not wait even a moment to respond. The polling numbers over the last few days are much more solid than they would be if there was no early voting.

The debate (if you insist on calling it a debate) will be geared to the early voting.

My guess is that early voting will go for Obama with a 6 to 8 per cent spread consistent with current polling. I also think that the "October" and "November" surprise is the economy collapse. My guess is that the November in the polling place results will be at least the same margin for Obama as the expected early voting result.

McCain lost the election when he said the fundamentals of the economy are strong.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | October 7, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Because my children, your children, will be paying off the national debt to China for years to come, because McCain has no intention of reducing hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax cuts to billionaires to reduce the deficit, I will vote Obama this year.

Posted by: trace1 | October 7, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Dear Concerned Too,

If you want to know who is supplying all the money to Obama's camapaign, let me help. There's me, my sisters and brothers (5 of us), my adult children and their spouses (6 of them altogether), hundreds of my friends, neighbors and co-workers. 99% of us are white Christians or Jews, and all are US citizens,. None of us are members of nefarious off shore foreign organizations or terrorist groups. Some of us are registered Republicans. Many of us never gave money to a politician before.

Just so you and other paranoid right wingers know...

Posted by: smeesq | October 7, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Naval Officers questioned his "judgement" after his third crash as a pilot.

Superior court Judges said he was guilty of "poor judgement" in his role with the Keating 5.

His "judgment" in the run up to the iraq war has been proven to be faulty.

His ":judgment" that the market should be de-regulated has been shown to be disastrous.

judgement, judgment, judgemnet....

But he accuses Obama of using poor judgement.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 7, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

There is only one basis upon which a voter can remain undecided, and that is race (or I should say, racism). The qualitative chasm between these two candidates couldn't be greater as well as the solutions they propose to the nation's economic crisis. McCain doesn't have a solution, except to appoint a commission to study why the markets are failing or why the securities' insurance was underfunded and non-regulated. Moreover, he has indicated that he is stongly considering one of the primary architects of deregulating securities insurance, Phil Gramm, as his secretary of Treasury. The fox once again guards the hen-house.

On the other hand, Obama has expressly stated that their needs to be increasd regulation and middle income taxpayers need relief so that they can meet their mortgage bills, provided they haven't faced foreclosure already. This nation cannot afford a third term of the worst president in United States history. Vote Obama.

Posted by: CarpeDiem705 | October 7, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

It is hard when you may be losing your home. And then you hear John Sydney McCain III say he isn't sure how many houses he has. That doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by: kflet3 | October 7, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

GOP suppresses case against Palin.

Tomorrow the Alaskan supreme court decides on Palin's case. McCains people are trying to stop the case, on the basis of adult humans being able to make up their own minds without the suppressed testimony her own people forbade to be given even after subpoenas. GOP stops justice. That's the headline.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 7, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

KaneMan wrote:
Are you better off than you were eight years ago?

GAS Prices January 19, 2001: $1.45/Gallon
GAS Prices October 6, 2008: $ 3.89/Gallon

DOW January 19, 2001: 10,587.59
DOW October 6, 2008: 9,955.50

NASDAQ Jan 19, 2001: 2770.38
NASDAQ October 6, 2008: 1862.96

CPI, January 19, 2001: 175
CPI, September, 2008: 315

Dollar exchange with Euro, Jan. 19, 2001: 1.068
Dollar exchange with Euro, October 6, 2008: .733

Are you better off than you were eight years ago?
Better yet, are you ready for another four years same as last eight?

=================================================
=================================================

Unfortunately, it’s been HELL eight years for me and my family.

My wages have declined because of downsizing. My wife also encountered a huge health scare that caused us to accumulate a fairly large debt.

Our combined income is less than what it was in 2001. Our Debt to income ratio is a lot higher than it was in 2001. Our Net worth is actually negative compared to positive in 2001.

We are struggling on daily basis with no end in sight.

We also lost a family member to the war in Iraq.

In short, the last eight years have been a HELL for me and my family.

Posted by: JJames081 | October 7, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse


John can't type you know. Of course, modern technology supports verbal commands to your computer.
He wouldnt know about that, and apparently, neither do his staff.
They just repeat, dont pick on him for being ignorant about technology, he was a POW.
And they forget to mention, he committed treason, while a POW.
Any POW giving propaganda to the enemy is treason. You can google his speech given to Cuban radio.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 7, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

GUTTER POLITICS OF MCCAIN/PALIN WON'T WORK THIS TIME:

Those in 11 glass houses should not throw stones or mud:....

1) McCain in his own book admits he was part of the "KEATING FIVE" fiasco, and was WRONG for his ethical violations;

2) Palin chastises Obama for sitting through a minister's nonsensical sermons, while IGNORING BEING EXORCISED BY HER WITCH-DOCTOR Minister Thomas Muthee and claiming as a Pentecostal that she believes "END OF DAYS" will happen soon;

3) Palin chastises Obama about an Ayers character who did HIS actions when OBAMA was only 8 years old and as an adult has said Ayers was wrong; WHILE PALIN as an ADULT has vigorously supported, and her husband formally joined as well, the SECESSIONIST MOVEMENT of the Alaska Independence Party---She also gave them aid and comfort as recently as six months ago for their AIG convention (check YouTube)---Even Abraham Lincoln had to fight a Civil War to prevent such secessionist treason activities when States tried to leave the U.S. Union;

4) McCain still has the FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC lobbyists running his campaign---THEY ARE PURSUING THE VERY FAILED POLICIES of his old Savings and Loan BILLIONS of dollars fiasco and NOW HIS ADVOCATED CONTINUED failed economic policies for the current financial, bank and mortgage TRILLION dollar meltdown.

Enough of this failed Republican gutter politics.

IT's TIME TO PUT OBAMA and BIDEN TO WORK FOR ALL AMERICA!!!

Posted by: benighse | October 7, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Now, see, Palin had better be keeping an eye out for Troopergate. If the investigation concludes that she abused her power, McCain's in even more trouble, no matter how he fares against Obama in the second debate. I personally think Palin DID do something wrong, otherwise she, her husband, and their friends wouldn't have stalled so long on testifying. Also, if the stock market dives as bad or even worse than it did on Monday, then McCain's plans to attack Obama take a turn for the worse. People are REALLY going to be anxious about the economy, and they're going to be in no mood for McCain's shenanagins.

Posted by: SGall23241 | October 7, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

"A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the enemy from within'!!"
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Right, it's all part of an elaborate radical muslim ingenious plot except they forgot to change his name.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 7, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

There are no democrats for McCain/Palin in 08....

VOTE DEMOCRAT IN NOVEMBER

Posted by: robertmerry | October 7, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

The unfairest handicap of all to the McCain campaign is the candidate.

Posted by: treetopflyer | October 7, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

McCain's credibility has sunk into the stank toilet!! His campaign is under investigation for using funds for their campaign which they should not have been using....Fraud!!!! Now they are trying to turn the tables on Obama because the American people...not the dirtballs and the biggots.....and the hateful group of supporters that seem to show up at the McFailin rallies....but true patriotic American people are financing his campaign....this is why that young man is taking over those red swing states...because when reality hits home....hatred and bigotry won't feed a hungry america!

I can't wait until November 5 and Mr. Obama is PResident of this fine country and McCain and Palin and their entire pathetic campaign can crawl back in the swamp that they climbed out of! you betcha!....wink, wink...

Posted by: YesweCan1 | October 7, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

cadetvet-
Exactly...EXACTLY...How is George McCain a hero as a result of his complicity in serial mass murder in Viet Nam?

Posted by: kase | October 7, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse


The Alaskan Independence Party's goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958.
The call for this vote is in furtherance of the dream of the Alaskan Independence Party's founding father, Joe Vogler, that Alaskans achieve independence under a minimal government, fully responsive to the people, and promoting a peaceful and lawful means of resolving differences.

The Alaskan Independence Party's goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:

1) Remain a Territory.
2) Become a separate and Independent Nation.
3) Accept Commonwealth status.
4) Become a State.

Palin addressed the AIP while she was governor and praised them for their good work. What is that good work? To secede from the union and become a nation or commonwealth. Alaska is ALREADY A STATE, SO IF THE PUBLIC OF ALASKA VOTES TO SECEDE, THEY ARE GOING TO CHOOSE OPTIONS 2 or 3. Her husband has been a long time member.
Her lifetime association is with a secessionist, her own husband.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 7, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

It is a sad end to a once dignified or shall I say respectable Senator's career, he hitched his wagon to the wrong people. I kept on looking for reasons to vote for him but he has become the political equivalent of a rodeo clown.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 7, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

McCain is acting like Daffy Duck...Is it the medications he's on for recent mini-strokes, or is it just being 73 and erratic!

Posted by: benighse | October 7, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

While Obama's message is that of hope and a promise of a better tomorrow, McCain's m essage is the same old "Rovian strategy" of divide and conquer...divide the nation into two waring camps with theirs owning 51% of the troops. It worked in 2000, and 2004 and see what we have to show for it...a terrible mistake in Iraq, world condemnation, and an economy on the verge of another Great Depression. But, it's not going to work in 2008 Mr.McCain. Come January 20,2009 you and your buddy George Bush are history.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | October 7, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Failin Palin is absolutely scary....

She's dumber than Georgie Boy (Lord knows, I didn't think that an individual could be that dumb) and she's more polarizing and power struck than Cheyney. That accounts for a very dangerous person running our country...because we all know that she will be running the country because the rethugs will deem McCain unstable once he is ever sworn in to be President....The U.S.A. will be governed by an empty headed baffoon who went to five colleges just to earn a bachelors degree in liberal arts. Three of those five colleges threw her out for poor academic perfomance.....Folks say it ain't so! Dong gone it!! You betcha...wink, wink.....I will shoot myself if this fool gets near that white house!! LMAO

Posted by: YesweCan1 | October 7, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

This election has me very worried. So many things to consider.But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with. About six
months ago, I started thinking 'where did the money come from for Obama'.

Looking into Obama's life:

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very
open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was
wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply
himself to his studies. 'Barry' (that was the name he used all his life)
during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid
Hamid, both from Pakistan. During the summer of 1981, after his second year in
college, he made a 'round the world' trip. Stopping to see his mother in
Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where
he stayed with his roommate's family, then off to Africa to visit his
father's family. My question - *Where did he get the money for this trip?*
Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like
this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at
Columbia University in New York. It is at this time he wants everyone to
call him Barack - not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia?
It's not cheap! to say the least. *Where did he get money for tuition?*
Student Loans? Maybe. After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a
Community Organizer for $12,000. a year. Why Chicago? Why not New York?
He was already living in New York.

By 'chance' he met Antoin 'Tony' Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria, and a real
estate developer in Chicago. Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery
this year. Rezko, was named 'Entrepreneur of the Decade' by the
Arab-American Business and Professional Association'. About two years
later, Obama entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition
is for Harvard Law School? *Where did he get the money for Law School?*
More student loans? After Law school, he went back to Chicago. Rezko
offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis,
Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented 'Rezar' which
Rezko's firm. Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors
when he ran for office in Chicago. In 2003 Rezko threw an early fundraiser
for Obama which Chicago Tribunereporter David Mendelland claims was
instrumental in providing Obama with 'seed money' for his U.S. Senate race.
In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for
$1.65 million (less than asking price).
With ALL those Student Loans - *Where did he get the money for the
property?* On the same day Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining
empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an
Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's
new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele
Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any
major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born?
Ready for this? Shiraz, Iran! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?

On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley advisor to Obama was
'sacked' after the press found out he was having regular contacts with
'Hamas', which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week,
buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during
Obama's visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war
until after he is elected, and he will 'Take care of things'.

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in
Pakistan? They are in charge of all those 'small' Internet campaign
contribution for Obama. *Where is that money coming from?* The poor and
middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?

And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times
posted a verbal slip that was made on 'This Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, 'My Muslim faith'. When questioned, 'he make a mistake'. Some mistake!

All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it -
Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily
Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7,
2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

Now the *BIG* question - If I found out all this information on my own,
Why haven't all of our 'intelligent' members of the press been reporting this?*
A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the enemy from within'!!!

Posted by: ConcernedToo | October 7, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

LOL LOL LOL
George McCain is looking worse and worse and dumber and dumber and so, so, SO OLD...

(couldn't happen to a more deserving galloot)

LOL LOL LOL

Posted by: kase | October 7, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

When were the gloves ever on?

Posted by: JRM2 | October 7, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

McCain says: "The economy is not my strong suit."

BUT THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT THE ECONOMY:

1) IT'S THE ECONOMY!!!

2) IT'S JOBS, WHICH IS THE ECONOMY!!!

3) IT'S HEALTHCARE, WHICH IS THE ECONOMY!!!

4) IT'S GIVE IRAQ BACK TO IRAQIS, WHICH IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE ECONOMY!!!

5) IT'S IMPROVED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH OUR ALLIES AND OUR WORLD STANDING, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST LINK TO THE ECONOMY!!!

6) IT'S IMPROVING THE DOLLAR IN THE WORLD, WHICH IS THE ECONOMY!!!

===Now which part of this don't you understand when you VOTE????

---IT'S THE ECONOMY

....and it's time to VOTE OBAMA AND BIDEN IN '08!!!

Posted by: benighse | October 7, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Any credibility McCain had left flew out the window yesterday when his campaign started calling Obama a terrorist.

Its come down to Hate vs. Hope.

Ill take hope thanks!

Obama 08

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 7, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain's problem is even deeper. His hero status, while true, doesn't make him an Eisenhower. Ike had substantial management experience in his years during WWII. McCain's experience in Hanoi, while heroic, are markedly different - and it shows.

Take the "no death unavenged" stand. The basic problem with that is that leads to endless war - there will, no doubt, be deaths that occur while avenging prior deaths. That is the type of will that may get one through Hanoi, but it also is the type of stubbornness that cannot win a war - as the war can never be over.

McCain heroics also never involved developing strategy or tactics. He was a bomber jock who got shot down. Even Patton - the poster child for stubborn, intractable, but brilliant military leaders - had substantial experience in strategy and tactics. McCain clearly has no clue how to win a war.

There are many kinds of heros. McCain's heroics came not from the leadership of a great army - or a great bureaucracy. His heroics do not qualify him for office.

Posted by: cadetvet | October 7, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Before this woman starting noble people! can she stand-up and tell Americans! what makes her qualified to be the Vice President of the Greatest Nation on Earth? it takes her 4 days to give a simple answer of what she reads!!. Ladies and gentlemen!with all respects! Karl Rove, Sean Hannity and Limbaugh controls what the gutter media like fox and abc want you to hear. Lets remove our heads from their asses and form a new perfect union for the sake of THIS GREAT NATION.

Posted by: sirrhinorocks | October 7, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The Republican side is getting really scary... just read the Post's coverage of Palin's rally in Florida (Dana Milbank's column) for proof.

Why are so many Americans so stupid, so sheep-like that they believe being a brave POW is a qualification for President? Why can't they see that Palin is Bush with a pretty facade (and probably worse)?

I have nothing against what I call "old-style conservatives" (what Republicans used to be, pre-neo-con), I even agree with a few (very few) of their policies, but the neo-fascists are truly frightening.

If the United States chooses these people and - even worse - if Ms. Palin becomes President, the country is lost.

Posted by: beefchop423 | October 7, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I expect the republicans will work the low expectations angle again, (i.e. "We lost, but everyone expected us to, therefore we won.")
Please keep in mind this is McCain's venue, and there will be a conservative moderator.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 7, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I found this article from another paper! its well articulated!!
I wonder what life would be like today if McCain were president during the Iranian (oops...Cuban) missile crisis, with all the hawks screaming "Invade now!", unaware of the island's tactical nukes. Thankfully, a cool JFK was instead on watch.

I do not fault McCain for voting to attack Iraq. Attack is what hawks do. Avoiding war in the first place is a (competent) president's job, and something that Obama would have done.

I do not fault Obama for voting against the surge. He is not a military man, and would be no more good at advising the nuts and bolts of conflict than a hawk like McCain could in avoiding such conflict in the first place. I expect the executive to keep us out, like Obama would have, not run the ground war.

McCain said in the debates that he would fight in Iraq for the honor of the service persons who have died there, so their deaths are not in vain. He is wrong. There is no way to die in vain in service to America. Military action sends a clear message to anyone wanting to steal America's freedom to think again, regardless of the overall military success of the conflict.

McCain's doctrine of no deaths unavenged is nonsense, otherwise we would reinvade the Korean peninsula and reengage in Indochina. This doctrine of his is a recipe for future, more protracted wars.

McCain also believes only the top 5% can create jobs, and tax cuts to these people will take care of the apparently unwashed 95% of Americans. This is a failed notion. Those 5% at one time were among the 95%. A break for the middle class would engage a huge number of Americans, innovative, creative Americans, not to mention increase consumer spending.

McCain also wants to put us on a collision course with Russia by rushing former satellites into NATO. This is reckless; all things have their moment and now is not the moment to be pushing the Russians further. Our own Secretary of State mentioned this last month, saying we have been ignorant of Russia's perspective. Hawks, by their nature, always think the time is NOW, just like McCain running off to Washington instead of the debates.

John McCain's impulsive manor was on full display during the last debate, with the simpleton cure to spending by just freezing and vetoing everything. This is again his narrow-minded focus, devoid of the bigger picture. Obama, on the other hand, wants measured cuts based upon our morals and needs. A McCain weight loss program would be a feeding freeze; an Obama plan a healthy diet and exercise.

McCain believes we are not fostering a second cold war through our incompetent foreign policy. But then again, this is a man that didn't even see the train wreck of the economy burning in front of him.

Hawks like McCain, seeing only the target immediately in front of them, see only the small picture, usually in cross hairs. That’s what makes a great military man, and we need such magnificent individuals to carry out the will of the executive.

But we do not need such individual as the executive.

Posted by: sirrhinorocks | October 7, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Neither McCain nor Palin are qualified to deal with the current situation, nor have they done any attempts to surround themselves with people that might be. Paul Volcker (Reagan's Federal Reserve Chariman) is behind Obama. Chosing McCain/Palin would be collective suicide.

Posted by: al11 | October 7, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Palin's attacks on Obama's so-called "relationship" with former Weatherman member, Bill Ayers, a "domestic terrorist", who never killed anyone and who was never convicted of anything and whose actions took place when Obama was 8 years old, have verged on racist as she claims that Obama "doesn't see America as you and I do".

At a rally yesterday, a crowd member screamed, "Kill Him" as Sarah laughed and cheered with the crowd.

A fake sherriff waddles to the podium after peeeuuu and calls out Barack Hussein Obama to the crowd to further boos and chants of kill him...

At a McCain rally, he asked, "Who is Barack Obama?" and a crowd member yelled out "Terrorist" as McCain held that silly smirk on his addled face.

This reprehensible type of political campaigning is typical of the desperation the Republican Party finds itself in, as their numbers in the polls fall like the stock market...

peeeuuu palin and her husband are closeted facists and traitors...and again so is Vietcong propaganda model McCaint...

What is the Alaskan Independence Party?

The A.I.P. sympathized with Timothy McVeigh.

Founder Joe Vogel: “The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government", “and I won't be buried under their damn flag." (Joe Vogel is buried in Canada.)

“I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." Joe Vogel – Founder.

Dexter Clark, vice chairman of the A.I.P.: refers to the American soldiers in Alaska as "occupying troops."

Michael Hill, a representative of A.I.P., stated on Glen Beck’s program that the goal of the A.I.P. is to dissolve the United States and the Constitution.

This is Sarah Palin’s and the Republican Party’s version of patriotism and love of country.
........peeeuuuu

"First Dud", Todd Palin, registered with the Alaskan Independence Party in 1995 and remained a member for seven years. "Besides a short period of a few months in 2000 when he changed his registration to undeclared, pheww Palin remained a registered member of AIP until July 2002 when he registered again as an undeclared voter."

The AIP was founded in 1984, but its website doesn't begin listing officers until 1992, when its founder, Joe Vogler, "Disappeared"... in 1992, body found in May 1994."

As I have written in a previous blog...the same Joe Vogler who turned-up dead in a Fairbanks gravel pit, the victim of a "plastic-explosives sale gone bad", according to his murderer.

Sarah Palin addressed the Alaskan Independence Party Convention a little over 6 months ago, happily telling its attendees that she shared its "vision of upholding the Constitution of our great state", curiously not mentioning the Constitution of the United States.

She encouraged AIP to "keep up the good work".

The AIP website enshrines on its website a tirade from Joe Vogel that concludes with this statement.....

"We (the Alaskan Independence Party) ask that a courageous member of the United Nations sponsor us to appear before the General Assembly to present our case, that we may be restored to the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories so that we may eventually secure our right to self determination. We would also like to take the matter before the International Court of Justice if such is feasible."

...Now them's a fightun words.....

As for Wasilla, Alaska, it is STILL called the Methamphetamine capital of Alaska...oh also did you know that it is legal to possess under 3 ounces of Marijuhana in that state as well....

Sarah Sez..."gotta keep 'em stoned and stupid"

peeeuuu Palins 80% approval rating..yea, now I can see why...

A Skinhead Sherriff
Crowds chanting for human blood
A Woman in White....

Facism will come to us by a Bible in the right hand and a semi automatic rifle in the left.....

Alaskan Drug Enforcement under Palin proved uneffective...

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/states/alaska.html

Thanks but no thanks to McCaint and peeeuuu Palin for their treachery and further traitorus encounters

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 7, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Palin rally = KKK rally

Posted by: cao091402 | October 7, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain's reputation is the biggest casualty of this campaign.

Posted by: nodebris | October 7, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the dichotomy between McCain's professed love of civil discourse and honorable campaigning and the actions of his campaign will cause a cognitive dissonance so great that his eyes will roll, steam will blow from his ears and his head will explode in rage. This guy is unfit for command and he knows it.

End the Drama. Vote Obama!!

Posted by: thebobbob | October 7, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 7, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain-palin tactics and temperament.
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Dear concerned citizens of America and Mass Media of the U.S.A.
As a concerned registered independent voter, forensic psychiatrist, disabled American I made my decision to vote after taking into consideration following joint tickets attributes and characteristics.

1. Has the ticket shown adequate calmness, coolness, and connectedness's under pressure to lead our nation [Presidential Temperament]?
2. Has the ticket shown sustained sound "Judgment and Caliber"?
3. Has the ticket shown adequate understanding of depth and degree to address the crucial challenges in their their purpose, policies, and positions [ Honesty, integrity and sincerity]?
4. Has the ticket sufficient "understanding and knowledge" of inside Washington workings [Experience]"?
5. Has the ticket reservoir resilience, wisdom, and vigor to address the present and future f our beloved "Great-grand Nation"?
6. Has the ticket enough joint foreign policy experience and exposure based on " Values, Virtues, Vastness, and " [American moral soul]"?
7. Has their campaign talk, slogans, ads, plans, and programs based on facts and are they free of fear, fiction, frivolous labels, unfair attacks, negativity, and impulsively? [No "imminent danger to national
security and safety"].
8. Has the ticket genuinely kept on message of country first and politics last and avoided copying [Message change"]?
9.Has the ticket message stayed away from Culture divide and war[ Disaster prevention ]?
10. Has the ticket resisted being surrounded, supported and surrogate's by divisiveness, distortion's, and destructive characters, [ Real patriotism VS shiftiness and shameless parrot-ism]?
11. Has the ticket thoughtful, real non-partisan, & non-impulsive plans to address our current economic crisis or political tactics and temperamental statements.
I have personally and professionally concluded that OBAMA-BIDEN ticket will lift and inspire our greatgrand nation back to its greatness within and restore our global standing with the use of maximum, firm
international diplomacy and minimal force if and when indicated {" Peace thru Strenght "}.
12. The era of responsibility has to replace irresponsibility and unaccountability will change to accountability and transparency. The Wall Street greed will change to Main Street need.
13. Temperamental and Angry McCain is out to play and create a card mistrust and distress around Obama with the Vail of claim that he will bring bipartisanship in Washington DC. He is destroying him claim every by painting Obama naive. It is tragic, sad, and unfortunate that so called Maverick McCain has already generated a disdain and demeaning face off in the debates and bailout suggestion. Obama is real Presidential and he maintained a smile during the debate and while McCain had a constant grin and disdain towards Obama.
Yours sincerely,
COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret] MD.
Forensic psychiatrist, Disabled American Veteran and Iraq
Freedom team. Grass roots California leader per Senator McCain's
PS: It is sad and unfortunate that Hon, Temperamental and angry Maverick McCain has changed into bitter rather than better man. McCain VS McCain

Posted by: akhajawall | October 7, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 7, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Its Over..... Know Hope

The press just can't let go of their horse race.

Posted by: PJF311 | October 7, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

When thinking, talking and writing about economic subjects, keep the following things in mind:

GOP policies favor the hoarding of wealth by an elect few. Those who oppose them promote the creation of wealth by providing opportunity for the many.

The GOP promotes a rigged game where wealth is inherited and business is done via secret deals; those who oppose them insist on a level playing field where wealth is achieved via a fair process.

The old frame of haves vs. have-nots is counter-productive, since people tend to identify with aspirations and identification with "have-not" is defeatist.

Even as we may hate them, we also want to be them (or at least, we want to have the freedom and possibility that attends having what they have).

Instead, their lying to message of hope that will end GOP ownership of the wealth frame revolves around the haves and the will-haves.

Although it's less catchy rolling off the tongue, another way to frame the haves is to emphasize that they're the "keeps" or "keep-aways," which focuses on their greed and selfishness.

When possible, we should point to the idea that at its core we're seeing a struggle between old money and new horizons.

They're inbred and rule by downward pressure, while we leverage the inherent creativity bound up in America's birthright of diversity.

Lies are also GOP policies, build walls between people and the opportunity to attain wealth through their innovation and hard work.

Those who oppose the Republicans are "building bridges" ..no pun intended to the American Dream.

The GOP-dominated establishment over the last 8 years is a system of exclusion that prevents people from earning their way up the ladder of success.

Our system is one of inclusion where people are free to achieve their destiny.

Conservative-dominated businesses are obsessed with cutting costs, which is a code-word for "people."

Those who oppose the GOP are committed to investing in the value of human ingenuity.

While they seek to offshore opportunity..oil, jobs..etc, we the democrats promote policies that onboard American talent.

The GOP/RNC card holders, they work to preserve a small, clutching aristocracy.

We "the people" believe in promoting a meritocracy where the only limits on human achievement are the abilities of the individuals or teams involved.

Despite the cynical language they use to talk about "entitlements," "community activism" .....no class of people in the history of the world act as entitled as those who were born to privilege.

The fat and stupid feel entitled to power and money. Those of us who are lean and hungry seek nothing more than the chance to earn it through our abilities.

Existing, pro-GOP policies are a lock on the gate of opportunity. We "the people" promote policies that are a key to "community activism" which equals to universal opportunity.

When you look hard at the GOP-enabled lobbying culture that has taken over Washington,about special interests. it becomes painfully clear that they're about special interests.

The Democrats are about the public interest.

The GOP acts like a gang,"beating up old ladies"..etc

Democrats promote policies that bring talented individuals together as teams.

The GOP talks a lot about free markets, where people excel by working in their own self-interest.

However, as their policies **** the chance for real profit out of the market they foster stagnation

As we replace their policies with those that truly do allow people to reap the rewards of their work, we promote a new golden age of innovation

The GOP divides us against each other, knowing that artificial notions of red vs. blue distract us from the real issues
We unite all Americans in the pursuit of prosperity for all

In GOP Land people succeed .. depending on how well they're plugged into the old-boy network

Those of us who oppose them believe in creating productivity networks

GOP policies are patently and exclusively self-serving

Our vision replaces self-serving with self-sufficient

It's ironic that those who scream the loudest about taxes because they allow others to leech off your hard work are the ones who profit massively off of the work of others
The truth is that it's the GOP hoarding class that leeches off of those who actually produce.

The GOP favors a world where decisions are made in a smoke-filled back room. We believe democracy and free markets work best when conducted in an open forum.

One of the most important ways that the GOP has gamed the system is through a long war to transform our schools into institutions of indoctrination to better our society..

We're not afraid of ANY ideas - just bad ones.

peeeuuu Palin and McCaint offer more of the same bad ideas..but they are getting more and more inane and stupider every day....

Whats the difference between Sarah Peeeuu Palin and a pit bull with lipstick...you can sell the dog...

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 7, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

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