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McCain Previews Debate Line of Attack


Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), participates in a rally with his wife Cindy in Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 6, 2008. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

By Michael Abramowitz
ALBUQUERQUE -- On the eve of the second presidential debate, John McCain offered some of his sharpest rhetoric about Barack Obama, saying there are "essential things we don't know about Senator Obama" or his record.

Appearing before an audience at the University of New Mexico that cheered at virtually every jibe at Obama, McCain unloaded on his Democratic rival for everything from what he called his propensity to raise taxes and desire to impose a government-run health care system to his purported waffling on issues and his "eager" participation in a "corrupt" earmark system.

"Who is the real Senator Obama?" McCain asked. "Is he the candidate who promises to cut middle class taxes, or the politician who voted to raise middle class taxes? Is he the candidate who talks about regulation or the politician who took money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and turned a blind eye as they ran our economy into the ditch?"

McCain said Obama has "bought into everything that is wrong about Washington" and sharply attacked him for doing little either to prevent the financial crisis from developing -- or addressing it when it had fully metastasized.

"If Senator Obama is such a champion of financial regulation, why didn't he support these regulations that could have prevented this crisis in the first place?" said McCain, who also accused Obama of being "missing in action" when Congress took up the financial rescue bill last week. He said Obama did not begin lobbying members to support the bill until after it initially collapsed last Monday on the House floor.

"Why didn't Senator Obama work to pass this bill from the start?" McCain asked.

McCain steered clear of attacks over Obama's association with radical William Ayers, leaving that to running mate Sarah Palin and other surrogates. Instead he seemed to preview an aggressive debate strategy aimed at portraying Obama as a risky choice who would bring the wrong kind of change to Washington.

"The status quo is not on the ballot," McCain said. "We're going to see change in Washington. The question is in what direction do we go."

In making his case this afternoon, McCain distorted a number of Obama's statements and positions, as the Obama campaign quickly complained. For instance, McCain attacked Obama for last year describing subprime mortgages as a "good thing."

"Well, Senator Obama, that 'good idea' has now plunged this country into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression," McCain said.

But that mischaracterized the essence of what Obama was saying in a speech to NASDAQ last September.

"Subprime lending started off as a good idea -- helping Americans buy homes who couldn't previously afford to," Obama said at the time. "Financial institutions created new financial instruments that could securitize these loans, slice them into finer and finer risk categories and spread them out among investors around the country and around the world. In theory, this should have allowed mortgage lending to be less risky and more diversified. But as certain lenders and brokers began to see how much money could be made, they began to lower their standards."

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Sarah Palin's religious followings should certianly be scutinized more carefully. Just as Wright has some colorful oratories, Ms. Palin's paster has spewed pure, unadulterated HATE from his puplit yet she faithfully attended. I can only assume that she agreed and received fullfuillment from his word.

Posted by: gtnaustin | October 7, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Maybe in Sara Palin's next interview someone will ask her opinion on infidelity a subject both she and McCain should be very familiar with. She has a past too which included adultery, having carry on an affair with Todds friend and business partner. Remember it is McCain and Palin asking who Obama is, better yet the question should be asked "who are these two adulters".

Posted by: FORREAL | October 7, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Desparation is not a pretty thing and John McCain is so competely desparate right now that he is willing to sell his soul to the devil just to get into office. His political ambition has taken over his logical mind.

“As we look to November, surely we can agree that the last thing we need in the Oval Office is another escapee from the reality-based community.” Henneberger

Posted by: gtnaustin | October 7, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a runaway train, waiting to crash. Instead of taking the lead and addressing this worldwide economic crisis head on, he wants to DECEND to character attacks, of which, Americans don't give a damn about right now.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | October 7, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

If McCain doesnt who Obama is after working together and campaigning against him I can only assume it is Alzheimers.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 7, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Whatever he did in Vietnam, remember that's the past(Palin), he is nothing but a muckraking, two-faced, sleazeball.

Posted by: crossroadsnow | October 7, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain's decision to take this campaign into the gutter is sure to come back and haunt him. After promising to make this a campaign about the issues he has spent the whole summer running negative attack ads and avoiding answering any questions of substance.

Now he is calling Obama a terrorist and blaming the financial crisis on black and hispanic homeowners. His buddy Palin laughs and waves while the crowd chants "kill him" (referring to Obama).

It has come down to Hate vs. Hope.


Ill take Hope please!


Obama/Biden 08

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 7, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

We'll see if McCain can do better tonight than his angry, sacastic persona in the last debate. His refusal to even look at Obama (1) reflects an inability to work across the aisle (can't even glance across the stage?) and (2) the deluded belief that refusing to talk to (or look at) a foe is somehow being "tough". It is being unrealistic.

Posted by: hangdogit | October 7, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I've never read so many biased and uninformed comments as regards both Obama and McCain. To paraphrase Albert Einstein, "When you join a political party you give up the right to think objectively."

Neither McCain nor Obama has qualifications to be President of the United States. The difference is that McCain has a record which can be evaluated, while Obama has no record, and remains an unknown quantity.

Posted by: diogenes5 | October 7, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Keating 5 and the Rezko deals are equal......both were bonehead mistakes.

Posted by: ca67klein | October 7, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness McCain and Palin are finally taking off the gloves. Like millions of Americans I've awaited the truth, while feeling frustration watching Obama get a free ride. Subjects like Wright, Farrakhan, Pfleger, Rezko, Ayers, and others, seem to have been off limits for discussion, when they go to the core of who Obama is. In defense of Obama, the media treats him like a sacred cow, and implies that since these subjects were visited at one time, they're not fair game to revisit ... but, why not? Like millions of Americans I've never been comfortable with Obama attending Jeremiah Wright's church for TWENTY YEARS ... suddenly quitting for political expediency, and then claiming that he never heard the racist, anti-American sermons going on there. Also, the Trintity church website has since sanitized it's previous links on the 'Black Values System' ... and, the 'Black Liberation Theology' which Obama sworn an oath to for TWENTY YEARS.

Posted by: howard521 | October 7, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Go to U-tube and listen to the Keith Olbermann show from last night 10/6 about the great Sara Palin and her association with a Terroist in Alaska. Oh and lets not for get her associaton with the crazy minister that chases withes in Kenya that prayed over her for her to be elected as govemor.Pretty scary and McCain said he vetted her yeah right.Obama/Biden 08

Posted by: jgipson1 | October 7, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Why don't you go and listen to Keith Olbermann on MSNBC or U-Tube regarding Palin and her
contection to a terroists group in Alaska. shortcut to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3-WTy8cNNk

Posted by: jgipson1 | October 7, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a Pin h ea d.The only reason that Obama would lose is because he is black. Palin is just plain retarded. Someone needs to b i t c h slap that woman.

Posted by: woodard3 | October 7, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a Pin h ea d.The only reason that Obama would lose is because he is black. Palin is just plain retarded. Someone needs to b i t c h slap that woman.

Posted by: woodard3 | October 7, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

McCain is baldly lying about Obama. Next McCain will probably tell us that Obama caused the San Andreas Fault and the Red Spot on Jupiter. We don't need a compulsive liar as President.

Posted by: Steve62 | October 7, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

McCain is baldly lying about Obama. Next McCain will tell us that Obama caused the San Andreas Fault and the Red Spot on Jupiter. We don't need a compulsive liar as President.

Posted by: Steve62 | October 7, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm under the impression that if Obama is as dangerous as Palin/McCain are making out. The FBI or the CIA would have years of information about Obama on their files and that information collected would have came out in the primaries.

The only thing we are seeing at the moment is McCain losing his character and Palin showing her true colors.

This is sad to see and a shame because we have had ENOUGH of this sort of Washington.

Just a word of advice to McCain and palin, when you throw dirt make sure you are clean, which, I am sure you are!!!

Sarah, do you know any of these people?

They belong to the AIP
Chairman Lynette Clark Fox
Vice-Chairman J.R. Meyers
Kenai
Vice-Chairman Dexter Clark
Fox
Secretary James Sousa
Palmer
Treasurer Rita Hymes Fairbanks
Parlimentarian Dee Roberts Fairbanks

Does "first Dude" still support this?
"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions."

Joe Vogler


Troopergate

Keating Five

Like I said, it is wise to be clean before you throw dirty. That is based on fear.

Posted by: alan15 | October 7, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Reverend Jeremiah Wright made a revealing statement during his rant at the National Press Club in Washington. Reverend Wright stated that "Barack Obama is a politician and he will say anything that will get him elected".
Reverend Wright mentored Obama for over twenty years and it appears that Wright is right on Obama!

Posted by: mwhoke | October 7, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

The more i watch Senator Maccain talk the more I relate him to Senator Palpatine- a fictional character in George Lucas's science fiction saga Star Wars. Now, Palpatine was secretly Darth Sidious, a Dark Lord of the Sith who initiates and manipulates the Clone Wars to destroy the Jedi and usher in the totalitarian Galactic Empire. He became the Emperor of the Galactic Empire.

He was characterised as cunning, evil, bad tempered - easy to be provoked.

John Maccain, as the financial crisis explode, become more irascible, quick temper, and more evil. He is dipping into derty politics and personal attacks.


Posted by: kenny4 | October 7, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Reverend Jeremiah Wright stated in his rant at the National Press Club in Washington early this summer that "Barack Obama is a politician and he will say anything to get himself elected".

We still know so little about Obama and it appears Wright was right!

Posted by: mwhoke | October 7, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain is losing the election with a win spread of 5-10% in the citizen vote and >60% in the electoral college vote.

I'm a 52 yr old working mother and I run my own small business. I am a moderate and a progressive depending on the issues. I worry about our economic crisis and healthcare, and forging a superior statesmen approach to foreign policy and national security. I want the bums and robber barons kicked out of Washington.

I'm voting for Senator Obama the next president of the United State to serve our country for the 21st Century. I love my country and I know that Senator Obama, his policies and the excellent people around him will bring back the rule of law and honor in our constitution, will raise our image abroad and work through both the State and the Defense Department for our national security and global issues. I'm voting for Senator Obama because the brightest and wisest in the land- in the service of excellence- have joined in and will serve his administration to solve the problems of the this century. He has already attracted the best economists and financial advisers, foreign policy and national security advisers, health and human services advisers and so on. He has a plan to set up a new Chief Technologist on the cabinet as well as a National Service Post.

I am voting for Senator Obama.I support his mixture of moderate policies and progressive policies that serve the 21st Century in the spirit of our founding fathers and honor of reenergizing the dream of our constitution.

Posted by: lucy2008 | October 7, 2008 6:40 AM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain is losing the election with a win spread of 5-10% in the citizen vote and >60% in the electoral college vote.

I'm a 52 yr old working mother and I run my own small business. I am a moderate and a progressive depending on the issues. I worry about our economic crisis and healthcare, and forging a superior statesmen approach to foreign policy and national security. I want the bums and robber barons kicked out of Washington.

I'm voting for Senator Obama the next president of the United State to serve our country for the 21st Century. I love my country and I know that Senator Obama, his policies and the excellent people around him will bring back the rule of law and honor in our constitution, will raise our image abroad and work through both the State and the Defense Department for our national security and global issues. I'm voting for Senator Obama because the brightest and wisest in the land- in the service of excellence- have joined in and will serve his administration to solve the problems of the this century. He has already attracted the best economists and financial advisers, foreign policy and national security advisers, health and human services advisers and so on. He has a plan to set up a new Chief Technologist on the cabinet as well as a National Service Post.

I am voting for Senator Obama.I support his mixture of moderate policies and progressive policies that serve the 21st Century in the spirit of our founding fathers and honor of reenergizing the dream of our constitution.

Posted by: lucy2008 | October 7, 2008 6:40 AM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain is losing the election. With a win spread of 5-10% in the citizen vote and >60% in the electoral college vote.

I'm a 52 yr old working mother and I run my own small business. I am a moderate and a progressive depending on the issues. I worry about our economic crisis and healthcare, and forging a superior statesmen approach to foreign policy and national security. I want the bums and robber barons kicked out of Washington.

I'm voting for Senator Obama the next president of the United State to serve our country for the 21st Century. I love my country and I know that Senator Obama, his policies and the excellent people around him will bring back the rule of law and honor in our constitution, will raise our image abroad and work through both the State and the Defense Department for our national security and global issues. I'm voting for Senator Obama because the brightest and wisest in the land- in the service of excellence- have joined in and will serve his administration to solve the problems of the this century. He has already attracted the best economists and financial advisers, foreign policy and national security advisers, health and human services advisers and so on. He has a plan to set up a new Chief Technologist on the cabinet as well as a National Service Post.

I am voting for Senator Obama.I support his mixture of moderate policies and progressive policies that serve the 21st Century in the spirit of our founding fathers and honor of reenergizing the dream of our constitution.

Posted by: lucy2008 | October 7, 2008 6:40 AM | Report abuse

Andrew McCai, John McCain's son was the director of the Silver State bank. He resigned a month or so ago when that bank collapsed. Even after knowing from his own son that the financial market is on very shaky ground, McCain cons the American people by saying "The fundamentals of our economy are strong". If Obama hadn't caught his lies right away, McCain would still be singing kumbaya the fundamentals of our economy are strong and then changed the subject right away to something about Iraq. Corruption runs in McCain's family. His name John S. McCain stands for John Slimeball McCain.

Posted by: JimFargo | October 7, 2008 4:27 AM | Report abuse

I just love it.

When you dig a hole for some one make sure you don't fall in the hole yourself.

The more McSTUPID and Failing Palin tries to use fear smear on OBAMA the farther they dig themselves in their own muck.

Keep up the good work sunshines when Obama win the election you can both take credit.

Mc of ages and failing Palin.

Posted by: jacksac | October 7, 2008 4:19 AM | Report abuse

McLiar needs to tell the truth. Starting with the three crashes he had before he got shot down the lies started. He was doing something stupid and not paying attention when he was shot down. His nick name was Ace McCain not because he shot 3 enemy planes down but he because he crashed 3 planes before he went to Veitnam. He was protected and given privileges because of his family's military connection. This is why the investigation results were reversed.
A drowning man will grab anything and now that's what he and his running mate are doing. I have lost all respect for them both. The dirty tactics they are using is out of charactor for a president and vp. POLITRICKS. Any one willing to stoop that low will taint the highest office in the country.
I like it because he is allowing the voters to see just what he is made of and he can't be trusted. Lies, deceiption, forgetting, aldultry and flip floping.
Keep up the attacks your dirt is only pulling you under. McCain+Palin=Mcfailing

Posted by: jacksac | October 7, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse

MCCAIN WANTS TO TURN THE PAGE ON THE ECONOMY DURING AN ECONOMIC CRISIS. MCCAIN CAMPAIGN THINKS TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY IS A LOSING ISSUE. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A PRESIDENT THAT WILL REFORM WASHINTON? OR MORE OF THE SAME IN WASHINGTON? OBAMA/BIDEN 08

Posted by: amosdefnails | October 7, 2008 3:19 AM | Report abuse

John McCain: American Terrorist

Terrorism is the systematic use of terror.

Terrorism is also a form of psychological warfare.

When John McCain or those who represent him accuse Senator Obama of "palling around with terrorists," the intent is to incite fear and hatred.

John McCain is not a man of character. He does not uphold the ideals of this nation. He does not belong in the White House.

Posted by: ziadora | October 7, 2008 2:32 AM | Report abuse

I am not surprised John 5 Plane McCain steered away from talking about his (oops I mean Obama's) associations with BILL AYERS.

THAT STRIKES TOO CLOSE TO HOME.

Why is McCain hiding his campaign contributions from Arnie Weber (Arnold R. Weber was a member of the CAC organization Bill Ayers founded)? What else is McCain hiding? Does it stop there?

Posted by: wunderwood | October 7, 2008 2:32 AM | Report abuse

McCain is showing ominous signs of how power has corrupted his mind.
Over the past few days Sarah Palin has incited crowds to dangerous levels of hatred usually seen at K.K.K. meetings.
She openly attacked the press as if it was somehow Un-American in questioning her.
After one rally in Clearwater reporters were harassed by the crowd.
McCain elicited one response of "Terrorist"
during a town hall meeting.
The Palin crowd said "kill him" referring to Obama.
This same ugly strategy has been employed by every dictator in modern times. Fear, Intimidation of the press and False Patriotism were Mussolini’s tools. Hitler used these and race hatred as well.
We can't be timid in condemning McCain for these actions or civil liberty will go the same way as the economy.

Posted by: seemstome | October 7, 2008 2:15 AM | Report abuse

as i read some of the comment,i begin to wonder how many of you people really knowanything about barack obama! i can tell you this and the information is readly available on line.if you elect obama your taxes are going to almost double.he wants to tax electric,heat and water.also he wants to tax retiremen pay,plus he will raise the gas tax at the pump.obama also has at least two friends in the communist party USA. IF HE IS ELECTED HE WILL BE 'YOUR PRESIDENT' AND NOT MINE.I WILL NOT VOTE, FOR HIM I GUESS I HAVE TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN UNDER THE WAY IT IS NOW.

Posted by: Lwebb121 | October 7, 2008 2:13 AM | Report abuse

ACCEPTING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ASSOCIATES OF KNOWN TERRORISTS?

The Ayers-Weber-McCain connection. Truth? Guilt by Association? We report. YOU Decide!

Arnold R. "Arnie" Weber is a Chicago Annenberg Board Member and Chicago "insider". He was a part of the Nixon White House. Arnie Weber has held other Washington "insider" jobs too. He is a LONGTIME REPUBLICAN DONOR. But get this: Arnie Weber was a BOARD MEMBER of the infamous **CHICAGO ANNNENBERG CHALLENGE** organization, which was founded by known "TERRORIST" Bill Ayers!

Sarah Palin was using "guilt by association". This, however, is a two way street but Gov. Palin may not understand this.

NEW INFORMATION SHOWS THAT JOHN MCCAIN HAS ACCEPTED "TAINTED" CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM ARNIE WEBER, AN ASSOCIATE OF BILL AYERS.

Arnie Weber has given the maximum legal amount of $1,500 to the McCain campaign in 2008. He probably would have given more if allowed by law. In 2008, Arnie Weber made two separate donations of $1,000 and $500 to McCain’s presidential campaign run by EX-LOBBYIST AND WASHINGTON INSIDER RICK DAVIS.

I demand that Senator McCain denounce this man, Arnie Weber, and his associations to "terrorists" (as defined by his vice-president, Sarah Palin). I call on Senator McCain to reject these tainted donations. John McCain should then investigate how such a thing could possibly happen inside HIS OWN CAMPAIGN before seeking to cast stones at Senator Obama. McCain's campaign CEO, RICK DAVIS, needs to explain to the AMERICAN VOTERS his reasons for accepting this dirty money. Are they really that desperate to win this election? Doesn't John McCain still believe in the honor that he felt when defending this country against the enemy in Vietnam where he served as a prisoner of war for years?

THE "LIBERAL MEDIA" SHOULD ASK JOHN MCCAIN WHY HE ACCEPTED THIS TAINTED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS "TERRORIST" ASSOCIATE. Incredible as it may sound, Arnie Weber doesn't even DENY that he ASSOCIATED FOR YEARS with a "KNOWN TERRORIST".

This is probably because he hasn't been asked.

Now for the reality check: It turns out that these types of "facts" are simply BASELESS SMEAR ATTACKS WITH NO MERIT! Yes. It is true. Attacks like this are meant to distract the uninformed voters near the end of an election. We don't hear about them very often because most candidates have too much integrity to run them. They know that winning an election based on lies is unacceptable. Besides, people want to talk about REAL issues affecting REAL lives, not play a game of "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon".

Random associations are EASY to find. For instance, it turns out that you can trace Obama's FAMILY TREE to both George W. Bush (10th cousins once removed) and Dick Cheney (eighth cousins). Yep! They are legally RELATIVES. This is yet another useless "fact" for Trivial Pursuit lovers, but it is not worthy of any media time in this national election for the greatest country on God's green earth.

If you want some more guilt by association, here is something to find out for yourself. Who said this? Who supports this guy and his political party? "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."

Guilt by association is an attack on voters and on the electoral process. Voters need to learn about the issues. Governor Palin should apologize for raising this STUPID guilt by association tactic against Senator Obama. And if she REALLY believes what she is saying, she REALLY should demand that they return "Arnie" Weber's campaign donations. Seriously. To do anything short of that would be blatant hypocrisy.

I am tired of the character attacks by a man I used to respect. John McCain should be ashamed of himself. He knows what it is like to have BASELESS Karl Rove style attacks on his character. McCain is reaping what he has sown.

"Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future or you're not ready to articulate it." [John McCain - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - 2/21/2000]

Posted by: wunderwood | October 7, 2008 2:04 AM | Report abuse

What little respect I had left for McCain I lost this week. I never had any for Palin, so that's a wash. To incite or encourage fear to the point the your supporter chant "kill him" about your opponent is dangerous and speaks volume about McCain's diminshing character. His new motto should be "I'd rather loss my character and soul than loss an election". Obama may not be the idea candidate, but, he has proven himself to be a better man, a better person than John McCain. McCain asks us to look at what Obama did years ago and judge him by that. I say, instead, look at what McCain is doing now and who he is now and Judge HIM. He is acting erractic, unstable, and has become a demon. I believe him to be the anitchrist, not Obama. This week has been more telling about the character these two men than any other period in this election. And, I am shame to call McCain a fellow American. What must the world be thinking of us and our "experienced" senator McCain?

Posted by: friendlyfire1 | October 7, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

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 of last eight years?

Posted by: KaneMan | October 7, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

John McCain has truly had enough of Obama's phoney baloney rhetoric. Obama has been lying about his record and his past associations long enough. Obama has gotten a break on these matters because the MSM is on his side. I think that Obama is working overtime to try and steal this election with this "Get Out The Vote" drive that has been funded with left wing funds from groups like ACORN and others. This is a living example of his radical ideaology. America has truly lost its way. People who are supporting Obama for President are voting for a man they truly DO NOT KNOW! I have been asking the same questions for months...who is Barack Obama? No answers ever come back. The media has shielded him form being challenged and has painted him as a "savior". He is just a man (hopefully) but moreover, he is just another politician with an agenda that is bursting at the seams with EXTREME LIBERAL AND RADICAL VIEWS about America and the world.
Hitler was adored by the masses when he hit the political scene too!
Oh by the way...Obama's sudden rise to popularity on the political scene is the result of a political underground machine at work funded by mega dollars from sources known and unknown. Obama is the front man for a movement that has "government takeover" at the top of its political agenda.

Posted by: TyroneJonessr | October 7, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

McCain will be gritting his teeth so hard tomorrow night that his head will explode. Must see TV!

Posted by: DemoDevil | October 7, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

McCain will be gritting his teeth so hard tomorrow night that his head will explode. Must see TV!

Posted by: DemoDevil | October 7, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

John McCain has truly had enough of Obama's phoney baloney rhetoric. Obama has been lying about his record and his past associations long enough. Obama has gotten a break on these matters because the MSM is on his side. I think that Obama is working overtime to try and steal this election with this "Get Out The Vote" drive that has been funded with left wing funds from groups like ACORN and others. This is a living example of his radical ideaology. America has truly lost its way. People who are supporting Obama for President are voting for a man they truly DO NOT KNOW! I have been asking the same questions for months...who is Barack Obama? No answers ever come back. The media has shielded him form being challenged and has painted him as a "savior". He is just a man (hopefully) but moreover, he is just another politician with an agenda that is bursting at the seams with EXTREME LIBERAL AND RADICAL VIEWS about America and the world.
Hitler was adored by the masses when he hit the political scene too!

Posted by: TyroneJonessr | October 7, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

PALIN: MS HUBRIS, USA
In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow, similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and nemesis in the Greek world. The proverb "pride goes before a fall" is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris. In reference to someone being in hubrity: hubrity is a fulfillment of being hubristic or a continual behavior of being prideful. Victor in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein exudes hubris in order to become a great scientist, but is eventually regretting this previous desire. Faustus in Christopher Marlowe's play Dr. Faustus exudes hubris, all the way until his final minutes of life.

Posted by: nacnudbob | October 7, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

When you can't win on the issues and you have no plan to improve the lives of average middle class Americans, break out the Fear and Smear.

What does McCain have to say about the huge losses in the stock market and how he will address it?

What does McCain have to say about the 159,000 people who were laid off last month and how he will address it?

What does McCain have to say about his healtcare proposal to tax employer provided health benefits and force millions into the private healthcare marketplace while adding another $7,000 in private market healthcare insurance costs to the American family?

What does McCain have to say about improving regulation and oversight on Wall St. to bring back investor confidence in the markets?

What does McCain have to say about improving Social Security and planning for its long term stability?

What does McCain have to say about making college more affordable for the middle class?

Why does "maverick" McCain who claims to be a "reformer", refuse to address the issues that matter to the average middle class person?

Why can't McCain explain why McCain/Palin policies are just like Bush's but will somehow work for them after 8 years of failure with Bush?

Senator McCain, deliver speeches about issues that matter to the middle class and how your policies will make middle class lives better.

Posted by: flyfishchef | October 7, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Earlier today the McCain campaign had the gall to hold a conference call and have McCain's lawyer from the Keating Five scandal, John Dowd, claim that:


"...he vehemently disagreed with the judgment of the Senate Ethics Committee that McCain had made some serious mistakes. "That's not something that as his counsel I accepted," Dowd said.

"Dowd singled out the late Sen. Howell Heflin (D-AL), who vocally criticized McCain at the time, for particular scorn. "But you know, Sen. Mitchell was the majority leader, and Howell Heflin was his stooge," said Dowd. "And he was doing what he was told because the rest were Democrats in the hearing. So it's sort of a classic political smear-job on John."

http://www.americablog.com/2008/10/mccain-now-saying-keating-five-scandal.html


And what did McCain have to say about his involvement in the Keating scandel...back in the day when he wasn't losing a presidential campaign, that is?


"I created the appearance of impropriety so it was my -- I was guilty, and therefore did not represent the people of my state in the manner which they expected of me".
[CNN, Larry King, 10/12/02]

"The biggest mistake that I made in my life was attending a meeting with four other senators and four regulators because of the appearance of impropriety, and it is something that will always be a mark on my record, and something that people will judge me for the rest of my life".
[GOP Presidential Primary Debate, 1/7/00]

"Despite my recovery, the Keating Five experience was not one that I have walked away from as easily as I have other bad times. Twelve years after its conclusion, I still wince thinking about it and find that if I do not repress the memory, its recollection still provokes a vague but real feeling that I had lost something very important, something that was sacrificed in the pursuit of gratifying ambitions, my own and others', and that I might never possess again as assuredly as I once had."
[McCain, Worth the Fighting For Page 204]


For nearly 20 years, McCain has talked about his involvement in the Keating Five scandal as the biggest mistake of his political career, but now that it's become a part of the campaign conversation, McCain is too much of a coward to stand up and accept responsibility for his past words and actions.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/mccain/articles/2007/03/01/20070301mccainbio-chapter7.html
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Who is the real johm mccain"
the country first one
or the keating guy?

Posted by: tabita | October 6, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

'who is the real john mccain?'
the country first one
or the keating guy?

Posted by: tabita | October 6, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

This raises a question almost as important as whether our economy will survive the next -- month -- week-- day: who is the real John McCain?

Do you remember the funny, easygoing guy who called the harebrained ideas of the Bush Administration for what they were? Is he the real John McCain?

Or the guy who lied to a young heiress that he was 1) single, and 2) young?

Or the robotic, foolishly grinning fellow who endorses all Bush's bankrupt policies and recites nasty smear lines fed him by Steve Schmidt? Who is this guy?

Oh, I know, he's the Manchurian Candidate!

Posted by: thaimex | October 6, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

This raises a question almost as important as whether our economy will survive the next -- month -- week-- day: who is the real John McCain?

Do you remember the funny, easygoing guy who called the harebrained ideas of the Bush Administration for what they were? Is he the real John McCain?

Or the guy who lied to a young heiress that he was 1) single, and 2) young?

Or the robotic, foolishly grinning fellow who endorses all Bush's bankrupt policies and recites nasty smear lines fed him by Steve Schmidt? Who is this guy?

Oh, I know, he's the Manchurian Candidate!

Posted by: thaimex | October 6, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

broknbuddha: your faux concern can be answered by looking through these pages that came up first in a search:

http://wolfhowling.blogspot.com/2008/10/finally-republican-ad-goes-on-offensive.html

http://www.per-cale.com/2008/10/obscure-5-year-old-video-makes-most.html

I haven't read them thoroughly, but they link to more information from other sources. The second, for instance, links to a CSPAN video showing Barney Frank - a Democrat - as one of the culprits in the current mess.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | October 6, 2008 11:09 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 6, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Forgive me, I'm a little confused - I keep seeing posts about this whole economical mess being the fault of the Democrats and Obama - ???? If both sides of congress and the Presidency are in the hands of ONE party, the Republican party, than ALL of the governmental decisions are made by THAT PARTY. It wasn't a split House or a contentious Senate where bills had to be tossed back and forth between both parties, it was ONE PARTY making all of the decisions. If a driver takes a car out for a drive - a car that was doing pretty well before he started driving it - and drives it into a swamp you don't get to blame the passenger in the back seat!

Posted by: broknbuddha | October 6, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

From "Fact Of The Matter
http://www.need4trth.blogspot.com

Read the full story and see the KEATING ECONOMICS DOCUMENTARY

Tonight marks a sad moment in American politics. The McCain Campaign has decided to attack the character of 'Senator Obama, to distract us from the fact that today THE DOW JONES DROPPED BELOW 10,OOO. The reason McCain's camp wants to distract us is, because they are CLUELESS, on what to do about the ECONOMY, needed TAXATION, ending a 7 YEAR WAR and OCCUPATION,which by the way was an egregious, extraordinary glaringly blatant MISTAKE, where lives have been lost and continue to be lost, FIGHTING THE WRONG WAR. McCain having publicly blundered and proved himself a liar when it came down to bringing not both sides of the aisles together but just a certain fringe in his very own party in to agreement. Most notably McCain/Palin/and the RNC are beginning to sense America rise above the lies and the smears and a sleeping stupor, and begin to put their eyes on the Real Man of Integrity and Character and Truth. The REAL "Man In The Arena" Senator Barack Obama, whom we see as MORE CAPABLE AND READY TO LEAD than an erratic confused, name calling, angry, ill tempered, untreated PTSD sufferer of delusions of FALSEHOODS THAT he thinks can win an election. McCain is in fact saying, "I'll call him a Terrorist and Lie that he is somehow involved with Osama Bin Laden, if it wins me the White house."


It is the beginning of the negative campaigning (round 3) for the McCain Campaign and perhaps (round TRUTHS you didn't know about John Sydney McCain)from the Obama Campaign. John McCain said today at a rally, "I don't need to take lessons of truthfulness from a Chicago politician." The old guilt by association tactic. IT WON'T WORK THIS TIME. You see, when you are a PATHLOGICAL LIAR, YOU LIVE IN A LIE AD BELIEVE IT'S THE TRUTH.

Creating doubt and questions which actually have no REAL vallidity, because they are just questions to confuse the populace, throw them off track to what's really at stake, As Senator Obama has said, "these are distractions, SILLI SEASON in Washington," with a vile motive to attack with non-issues to distract from real issues.

We the American populace have heard the "War Hero" story. We've heard about the White hat wearing, Sheriffs Badge Bran danging, Riding in on 'Ole Silver, Boots, Belt Bridle and Fake Reagan imitation of calm, Maverick Story about John McCain. The The Corporate Media has almost totally protected and covered and recreated John McCain as Something he never was. REAL. So now that the red phone moment occurred here at home and McCain knew not what to do...The Corporate Medias Facade of the Maverick has as Peter Murphy said in the song "Your Eyes", "The grand facade so soon did burn" After the smoke is clearing we Now see the REAL McCain.....READY TO FALL APART AT THE SEEMS.

HOW DOES MCCAIN TRY TO RECOVER? HE SAYS, LET'S TURN THE PAGE.......


FORGET ABOUT THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY THE WAR AND OCCUPATION OUR COMMITTING YOUR SON'S AND DAUGHTERS TO A MISTAKE, MY INVOLVEMENT IN TE DEREGULATIONS THAT NEARLY RUINED OUR BANKING SYSTEMS AND LET'S LOOK AT THIS PROPAGANDA AD...

Posted by: need4trth | October 6, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Why won't Barack Obama release his college transcripts? What secrets is he hiding? Affirmative action? Poor grades? Suspect courses? Did he really go there? Obama owes the American people a detailed explanation and documentation. There is a large hole in Obama's life that needs to be explained, and it's not just a college days thing either.

Posted by: pissoffwapo | October 6, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Michael Abramowitz is really reaching to do his job and support BHO.

The quote in the last paragraph indicates that BHO supports sub-prime mortgages.

BHO might not support sub-prime mortgages together with the other things mentioned, but until he comes out against sub-prime mortgages alone, he supports sub-prime mortgages.

Therefore, what McCain said is correct, and Michael Abramowitz is simply being misleading in order to help BHO.

If anyone wants to do a public service, go to a BHO appearance and ask him a question about this issue on video. Then, upload his response to Youtube. There are some good questions here:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/008095.html

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | October 6, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a muslim

He won't turn the other cheek

He will fight the lies

Posted by: r4147824 | October 6, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Palin you don't know Jack about

economics

international affairs

Medicare

energy

balancing a budget

You do no how to

fleece the citizens of alaska

lie about everything

cheat on your husband

Posted by: r4147824 | October 6, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

What would really excite me is a return by Obama to what I call MONOLITH MODE, which's what Obama was in at the outset of his race.

He rose above everything - not even deigning to grace crappy things with a response.

I hope he does the same thing again as time runs out and just turns to ICE on McCain, isolating him and causing him to have to stand alone in a pool of his own filth.

Posted by: zer0lin | October 6, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain FOR PRESIDENT

Everybody please watch and mae yourself an opinion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb0osbXJwIw

Posted by: fortey | October 6, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

And will the real McCain stand up? To read an insightful article about McCain go to:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

Even the Reagans rejected McCain after McCain dumped his wife for the younger, healthier, richer model.

If this is a race about character, Obama wins hands down. Just because McCain was a war prisoner, does not mean he has character. He is a character right from a bad B-movie. He has no conscience and lies over and over again.

As to Obama's connection to a former 60's radical, the insinuations are simply outrageous. Jane Fonda was a 60's radical, yet Ted Turner married her. Are we going to blame Obama for knowing someone who did something 40 years ago?

Can McCain stand the scrutiny for his relationship with Keating? Can Palin stand the scrutiny for her husband's association with a group that wants to secede from the US? Talk about unpatriotic!!!!!

It's no wonder that a majority of Americans now see that Obama is the right choice!!!

Posted by: trescharmante1952 | October 6, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The very things that made McCain a successful fighter pilot make him unsuited to be presidemt. A fighter pilot must make split second decisions. There is no time for thoughtful planning. There is a reason why the previous military presidents were generals. Generals are thoughtful planners. John McCain has run his campaign just like a fighter pilot - moving quickly from one instant decision to the next. This is not what I want leading our country. I want someone capable of looking thoughfully at the future, taking in alturnative ideas and proceeding with the best plan. That is why I want Obama - a thoughtful man in the top office. And Sara Palin has just shown herself to be an attack dog - nothing more.

Posted by: lindamack5 | October 6, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The current economic news is not the first crises we've faced. The first Arab oil embargo back in 1973 was another crises I remember well. The muslims were trying to hold us hostage because we supported Israel, and we were dependent on them for oil.

Although it would take four years to build (an amazingly short time for a massive project), the Trans-Alaska Pipeline would help assure the security of the United States, and help prevent us from being blackmailed over Israel. It wasn't the only answer, but it was an immense help.

One U.S. senator, who apparently didn't care about our national security or about Israel voted against this project at every turn. Despite this, the bill passed the Senate overwhelmingly 80-5. This was a senate controlled by Democrats, and most of them had the wisdom to try and disconnect us from our muslim oil masters in the Middle East.

This uncaring Senator is, unbelievably enough, still a Senator. His name is Joe Biden. He's the same one who's keeps voting to stop further oil exploration in the U.S. helping to keep us dependent on foreign oil.

How can Biden now say he's with Israel when he slapped them in the mouth in 1973?

Nice choice, Obama.

Posted by: pissoffwapo | October 6, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Tom29 | October 6, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

WOW! So lame.

McCain has so many great lines of attack re: this economic crisis and the programs of Democrats, and he is incapable of articulating any of them.

And I understand his economic policy talks still comprise tax cuts and budget cuts only.

What a dim bulb. He's gonna lose.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

It's getting harder and harder even to listen to McCain speak. I am feeling embarrassed and sorry for the guy. If he had beaten Bush for the nomination in 2000 I probably would have voted for him over Gore. At that time I had a lot of respect for him and though I thought that the Democrats had done a very good job I still wanted a change to a somewhat more conservative government. But now that I have seen McCain in action, I am scared of this erratic, incompetent fellow. I would like to keep my prior positive memories of him but perhaps they were just an illusion. I am beginning to think that McCain has been the "rock star" all along with a carefully cultivated image which has now dissolved. Despite his imperfections, I appreciate his long years of service. But I do not want him and actually fear him as President. Though I do not expect miracles from Obama, I think he is an intelligent level-headed guy who will not be afraid of hiring men and women who are true experts at what they do rather than the "yes-persons" and ideologues with which Bush and McCain seem to surround themselves. We are in all kinds of difficulties today and we need the best and brightest to help pull us out. We wouldn't be getting that from McCain any more than we got it from Bush.

Posted by: saberman1 | October 6, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Mc Same is a non starter and when you add Pailin the parrot to the mix it is a slam dunk election for Senator Obama. Obama is a man of intellect and integrity. OBAMANOS! YES WE WILL BRING THE CHANGE WE NEED NOW! BARACK AND ROLL. Throw out the Republican and igloo trash now America.

Posted by: pedraza1 | October 6, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

"Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years."

"According to Delawareonline, The News Journal, Katie's Restaurant is no longer in business; locals remember it on Union Street 25 to 30 years ago."

*****************

Hey Obama, "Say it Ain't So Joe" obviously needs a rest (and new points and PLUGS)- John and Sarah are going to give him one!

Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I believe it is obvious to most voters that McCain lies about the lies he lied about. And it will not work this time. We know who Obama is - if you read his books and research his records from reliable sources, you will see that the man has nothing to hide. As opposed to McCain, who may not really be who he says he is:

http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFM1xqqTX_g

http://stopmcpalin.wordpress.com/


Posted by: skolniks | October 6, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I wish bill Ayers would sue Palin, and McCain for defamation and slander. He's a respected college professor, and Palin insinuates he is involved in terrorist activities. He NEVER was convicted of any such offenses.
I'll contribute $100 to Ayers legal fund right now, if he does it.

Posted by: dahur | October 6, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

We've heard rumors for ages about McCain's legendary temper.

My question is: Why aren't his handlers doing a better job of managing the anger?

He's one scary dude.

Posted by: smalltowngirl1 | October 6, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Gas price was 1.37 cents when Bush started his first term.... Anything else to say?

Posted by: regaladoc | October 6, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

McCain "The Deregulator" was wrong in 1990 ( Keating 5 ), in 1999 with Phil Gramm, and, again, with Gramm in 2008.

John McCain just can't do the right thing when it comes to economics.....

Palin can only do personal attacks, no substance there........

Posted by: aeaustin | October 6, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just saw a great commercial for a new Movie starring Leonardo Decaprio and Russell Crowe, based on the Barack Obama
candidacy-

"Body of Lies"

Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

rooster said: "Pay attention. The current variation of Orwellian Roveian tactics used by McCain involve lashing out at Obama/Biden with an accustion of something McCain/Palin is about to be caught at."

BINGO! By the end of the week, it will be all about Troopergate. I cannot be certain, but I highly doubt the Alaska Supreme Court is going to stop the investigation. Quite the contrary....

When Palin says Obama is being "less than truthful", she is talking about herself and her husband.

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

I feel sorry for Sen.Obama...always having to fend off all of the nonsense that McCain and Palin keep throwing at him. It sure reveals where their priorities are concerning this country.How anyone with a brain can respect or vote for this team,is beyond me. Oh and Palin seems to be enjoying this mudslinging just a little too much...makes you wonder what happened to her supposed strong belief in God. I guess that went out the door with all of the fun she's having at the country's expense!

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

We cannot trust the future of our nation to the GOP.

There is just too much at stake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i5T301aAWg

Posted by: sobugged1 | October 6, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Stumping in NM today makes about as much sense as stumping in IA last week...very little.

If McCain pulls the "we don't really know who this Obama guy is" tomorrow night, Barack will very calmly and cooly remind McErratic of the number of times they've worked on issues together in the Senate.

Face it, McOld is out of gas, out of ideas and he's still taking weekends off with four weeks until election day.

Obama wins with 51% of the popular vote and 290-310 electoral college votes.

Posted by: mathas | October 6, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

McCain is getting angrier and angrier. As the angry rises, so does the lies and distortion. I don't believe McCain -- his character does not jive with a war hero. I don't believe the story when he was a POW they told him he could leave but he refused. I been in two wars, and never did the enemy let a pow go because he was the son of a high ranking officer. Hell, if anything, they would want to keep him for questioning hoping to gain information. This is an obvious lie and a story used for political benefit. It is these surfacing character traits that McCain can't hide and is becoming more and more obvious. He is a liar, an angry man with no morality. He is a traitor of middle class and caters to the rich (keating 5). He is so out of touch with his 7 homes and 13 cars that McCain will never identify with folks on Main St. Maybe when this is all over, he can pal around with his Wall St buddies and George Bush.

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

Hmmm. McCain is planning another "angry" debate, huh? It worked so well for him the first time.

Let's see if he's man enough to look Obama in the eye.

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

Pay attention. The current variation of Orwellian Roveian tactics used by McCain involve lashing out at Obama/Biden with an accustion of something McCain/Palin is about to be caught at. It's pretty effective because when they get caught the scandal is largly negated by a he-said-she-said factor.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Sen McCain and Gov Palin scare the hell out of me. His fiasco during the bailout and subsequent attempt to take credit before the vote, then hide behind the curtain in his plane after eating crow is not how I would like my president to be in times of another crisis, should it ever happen. If Gov Palin is as unprepared as she was when interviewed by friendly correspondents, then blames her terrible performance on the correspondents, how is she prepared for the highest office of the land, regardless of being better prepared in the VP debate. How she will react to really tough questions and follow-ups is what I'm interested in. It seems to me that both Sen McCain and Gov Palin gets way too defensive if their decisions are questioned. Why don't they defend their decisions instead of getting defensive? That is how I want my leaders to be.

Posted by: papaedde | October 6, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama and liberal Congress are more guilty than anyone

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:42 PM

That is a matter of opinion. But the Obama economic plan will definitely stimulate job creation in the US and discourage jobs from leaving the country. Large Companies like Exxon-Mobil will not get the breaks that other companies that create jobs in the US will get breaks. The tax cut that John McCain would give to Exxon will go to the middle class and working people with Obama.

The biggest "cause of the problem that was bailed out last week" was the failure of the SEC to act. The Bush administration failed.

The Fannie and Freddie mess was separate problem and was caused by both parties. However the only plan to get us out of this mess is Obama's.

Blaming is a waste of time. Finding answers is a useful exercise. McCain does not have those answers so he resorts to blaming.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 6, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Pro36-
I'll pass on your invitation to hell. I've already seen too much evil right wing activity in this life.

Seriously, your ranting about Obama reveals more about you and McCain's derailed base, than it does about Obama.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

BUSH MAKE BUSINESS WITH OSAMA BEN LADEN FAMILY'S, I MEAN OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
THAT MAKE BUSH A TERRORIST!!!!


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

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

Pro36-
You're hallucinating.

Posted by: rooster54

----------------------

No not hallucinating, counting the money. You know, a paid RNC/Palin-McCain troll.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 6, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

This is why I am a democrat. The only combacks the conservative posts' have is; "look at the communist Muslim." It's frightening how many bigots, are still not only living in the US but, appear to be proud of it! Look within yourself and decide who is the real terrorist? It is the hatred all around the world that drives terroism. Those who continue to say erroneous slanderous remarks about BO's loyalty to his country, based soley on skin color, is one reason why we continue to be held back as a country! Why don't you bigots think of something intelligent to say for once?

Posted by: bazrc | October 6, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT WAS OSAMA BEN LADIN FRIEND,SO DON'T COME TO FOOL PEOPLE IN HERE..


THE WORLD KNOW EVERYTHING!!!


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 6, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

patrick10 I dont care f..k off.Main thing -Obama is the scumbag

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Pro36-
You're hallucinating.

He is mindless. How can he hallucinate if he doesn't have a brain?

Posted by: patrick10 | October 6, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

BUSH WAS OSAMA BEN LADIN FRIEND,AND HE'S STILL HIS FAMILY'S FRIEND.HE ALSO MAKE BUSINESS WITH THE FAMILY BUYING
OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
THAT MAKE BUSH A TERRORIST!!!!


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 6, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama best watch it, what he plans to sling at McCain could just as easily be slung at him, his eratic behavior during his campaign, the whole criminal dealing he had with REZKO and more...

Obama is truly a desperate individual, highly unstable mentally.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
McCain best watch it, what he plans to sling at Obama could just as easily be slung at him, his eratic behavior during his campaign, the whole criminal dealing he had with KEATING and more...

McCain is truly a desperate individual, highly unstable mentally.


I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I???

Anybody notice the engines have quit on our 747, we are nose diving from 40,000 at near supersonic speeds and our pilots are locked in the bathroom?

Anyone concerned??

Posted by: patrick10 | October 6, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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Obama and liberal Congress are more guilty than anyone

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

The debate is tomorrow!

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

what we know about Obama is just unbelievable-muslim communist and the best body to terrorists

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama best watch it, what he plans to sling at McCain could just as easily be slung at him, his eratic behavior during his campaign, the whole criminal dealing he had with REZKO and more...

Obama is truly a desperate individual, highly unstable mentally.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
McCain best watch it, what he plans to sling at Obama could just as easily be slung at him, his eratic behavior during his campaign, the whole criminal dealing he had with KEATING and more...

McCain is truly a desperate individual, highly unstable mentally.


I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I???

Anybody notice the engines have quit on our 747, we are nose diving from 40,000 at near supersonic speeds and our pilots are locked in the bathroom?

Anyone concerned??

Posted by: patrick10 | October 6, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

rooster54 kiss my a.s and go to hell

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

In case it disappears, you can see the Obots here too:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rUEQz5dltmI

Posted by: pissoffwapo | October 6, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Pro36-
You're hallucinating.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

So who will Barack face tomorrow, Dr McJeckell or Mr McHyde?

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Erratic. Unstable. Frantic. Unglued. Maybe that's why we need to know more about Obama, because what we know about McCain is just terrible.

Posted by: ObamaWins1 | October 6, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters, you gotta see this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aojLyJVNUwQ&feature=related

Posted by: jousd | October 6, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama best watch it, what he plans to sling at McCain could just as easily be slung at him, his eratic behavior during his campaign, the whole criminal dealing he had with REZKO and more...

Obama is truly a desperate individual, highly unstable mentally.

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

BUSH MAKE BUSINESS WITH OSAMA BEN LADIN FAMILY.I MEAN OILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 6, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Screw you retarded man Obama why don't you go to jail already! Obama locking in the biggot votes!

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain best watch it, what he plans to sling at Obama could just as easily be slung at him, his eratic flying during his military sevice, the whole criminal dealing he had with Charles Keating and more...

McCain is truly a desperate individual, highly unstable mentally.

Posted by: rrowleyarizona | October 6, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else see Jon Voight Go Crazy attacking Obama on The Fox Channel last night, here is the video http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Today while Palin was whipping up the crowd accusing Obama of all the latest nasty things they can think of, a man in the crowd yelled: "Let's kill him!"

Later, McCain was whipping up the crowd and a man shouted: "He's a terrorist!"

Neither Palin nor McCain reprimanded either spectator.

What does this tell you about their "values"?

It almost seems as though they are inciting violence by telling lies.

Isn't that against the law?

Posted by: JRM2 | October 6, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama broke the law when he bought that house in Chicago together with criminal REZKO.No wonder considering his Chicago mob connections.Do we need the criminal in OUR WH?

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

The Obots are here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSvBCBnulLs

Goodbye USA, hello Obamastan.

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

McCain is coming unglued and his lies are catching up with him so he is desperate. THE ENTIRE BAG OF REPUBLICAN LIES AND CORRUPTION IS ROTTING AND FALLING APART. THERE IS NOTHING THAT PALIN OR MCCAIN CAN DO ABOUT IT. ALL THEY HAVE LEFT IS MORE LIES AND MORE FEAR MONGERING. ITS FINALLY NOT WORKING!!! THANK GOD THE COUNTRY MAY YET BE PULLED FROM THE BRINK BY OBABMA. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Posted by: Derek5 | October 6, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I have a question. Who is the REAL John McCain? He certainly isn't who we were lead to believe he was. According the the previously known McCain country came first and he was going to run an honorable campaign. The NEW and IMPROVED John McCain puts his political ambitions first and country last.

So he can ask "Who is the real Senator Obama?", but I believe the more pertinent question is who is the REAL Senator McCain? John McCain is proving experience doesn't matter as much as he would have the American people believe. He is shameful and shameless.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 6, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Screw you old man Mccain why don't you go retire already! McCain/Palin locking in the biggot votes!

Posted by: beaniec52 | October 6, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

U liberals can say anything to push ur Lamobama but the truth is-Obama is the muslim communist with a communist agenda for this great country.Do we need a muslim communist in OUR WH?

Posted by: pro36 | October 6, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

The market is in the tank with Dow Jones industrials plunged as much as 800 points and set a new record for a one-day point drop and all the major indexes fell more than 7.5 percent. The benchmark index that gauges fear in the market jumped to the highest level in its 18-year history. Last month, 159,000 Americans jobs were lost. I could not sleep the whole weekend after opening my 401K statements with a quarter of retirement account vanish. And McCain wants to talk about gimmick “character” shenanigans. Where the FCUK does this idiot live at? McCain is beyond out-of-touch. More than any other time, we need a stable, smart and rational person at the helm of our economy. John McCain and his stupid running-mate, Sarah “Airhead” Palin can’t provide the required leadership.

No amount of “character” attack is going to persuade any reasonable person from the Economy. It’s all about the ECONOMY. And every time McCain says something stupid, the market is adversely reacting to it.

We are at a crossroad and the decision we make on November 4th will determine if America remains the World leader or to begin the slow but sure decline that the Great Britain has been on in the last century.

keatingeconomics.com

Posted by: JHigginss | October 6, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

My, my, where do we start.

First, earmarks.- This from McCain, who made the Queen of Earmarks his VP running mate.

Then regulatio- McCain who has always said he wants less regulation, until that position made him look like the idiot given the present crisis.

Fannie and Freddie- you know, the companies that had McCain's chief advisor as their lead lobbist.

Then taxes- which McCain continues to lie about every chance he gets, as he knows full well Obama never voted to raise middle-class taxes, he voted to end Bush's give away to the wealthist 1%. Obama does have a plan to cut middle-class and working people's taxes. McCain doesn't.

Despperate declines in poll numbers calls for ever more desperate lies from McCain.

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

My, my, where do we start.

First, earmarks.- This from McCain, who made the Queen of Earmarks his VP running mate.

Then regulatio- McCain who has always said he wants less regulation, until that position made him look like the idiot given the present crisis.

Fannie and Freddie- you know, the companies that had McCain's chief advisor as their lead lobbist.

Then taxes- which McCain continues to lie about every chance he gets, as he knows full well Obama never voted to raise middle-class taxes, he voted to end Bush's give away to the wealthist 1%. Obama does have a plan to cut middle-class and working people's taxes. McCain doesn't.

Despperate declines in poll numbers calls for ever more desperate lies from McCain.

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

Pathetic” and “Deranged”. These are the two words the Obama campaign should start using now.

Why does a crowd of highly agitated mouth-breathers cheer the line “Who is the real Barack Obama?” Because they take it as a validation of what they’ve “known” all along, that Barack Hussein Obama is a secret Muslim who hates America.

Obama needs to call this garbage out for what it is now, before things get out of hand. And so should the Secret Service, for that matter.

Remember when McCain revealed the classified departure date of Obama’s trip to Iraq? Does anyone still think that was an accident? And the attack ads insinuating that Obama is the Anti-Christ? That was just after a right-wing nut shot up a Universalist church in Knoxville because they were too liberal. Just doesn’t seem to me that McCain is inclined to stop at CHARACTER assassination. Apparently, he’ll do whatever it takes to "win".

Posted by: BillinChicago1 | October 6, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

What other line of attack can McCain take up? He's already lost on the economy; why not call Obama a terrorist liar?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | October 6, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Did McCain really just say that Barack Obama gets "touchy" and "angry" whenever he gets questioned on his credentials or policies? I know that projection is a common psychological phenomenon, especially for those who find themselves in desperate situations. But for a set piece speech that must mean it's afflicted McCain's entire campaign.


I mean, I still remember McCain's boil over performance at the Des Moines Register editorial board last week ..
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhb41Z-Znkg
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And now a member of the paper's editorial board, who I assume was in the room, is asking whether McCain is just too touchy and unstable to be a safe person to have as president.


From the weekend column ...

"John McCain is angry.
You can feel it in the clenched muscles in his throat, the narrowing of his eyes, the controlled tone with which he handles a question he doesn't like, as if struggling to contain something that might spill out. We've seen that body language on TV. But around a Des Moines Register table Tuesday, the anger and tension were palpable. And unsettling."
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http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008810030350
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Eeesh ...


I think the lesson is that it's hard to take potshots about the other guy (Obama) being 'angry' when you're (McCain) in the midst of having your own on-air breakdown with fifty years of anger and resentment boiling to the surface for everyone in America to see.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

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