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McCain Pulls Out of Michigan


Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona answers a question during a Town Hall meeting at Grand Rapids Community College Sept. 17, 2008, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Updated 4:52 p.m.
By Michael D. Shear and Jon Cohen
Sen. John McCain has decided to pull his campaign out of Michigan, deeming it a lost cause after internal polls showed the Republican trailing badly in the economically hard-hit state, according to a senior Republican official.

McCain's television ads will be taken down and most of his staff will be redirected to other places, the officials said, and plans for direct mail in the state will be canceled. There will be no new offices opened as the campaign enters its final stage.

"The numbers have been bad in Michigan for some time," said the official, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to speak for the campaign. He said some offices will stay open with reduced staff because the leases have already been signed: "We have infrastructure in the state that will stay there. We just won't ramp it up."

Public polls in the state show Obama with a clear edge, and with momentum on his side. The Illinois senator hit 51 percent in the new Seltzer and Co. poll for the Detroit Free Press, stretching 13 points ahead of McCain.

As in national polling, it appears to be Obama's edge on handling the economy that has propelled him to the top of the polls in Michigan. In the Free Press poll, Obama held a 15-point lead over McCain on fixing problems with the national economy, and he had an even bigger, 20-point edge on the question of which candidate is "more likely to fight
for the concerns most important to you and your family."

A McCain adviser dismissed the decision as irrelevant to the campaign's overall strategy to win. He said the original decision to try and compete in Michigan was a tactic to spread Obama thin on Democratic turf. He noted that Obama has already pulled back from several states where he originally had hoped to challenge McCain, as well.

"If we win FL, MO, NC, VA, IN and OH -- all states Republicans have won for decades -- that puts us at 260 electoral votes," the adviser said in an e-mail. "We need to find 10 electoral votes from CO, NV, NM, NH, MN, WI, and PA. Frankly, we have an easier map than Obama. He's on the defense."

Obama has scaled back his initial ambitions for a "50-state" strategy, pulling out of states like Georgia, North Dakota and Alaska after polls showed the Republican opening a wide lead.

But public polls paint a very different picture than the McCain adviser. In many of the battleground states where both campaigns are competing fiercely, Obama has opened up significant leads.

Multiple polls in recent days have shown Obama leading or very close in places like Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Minnesota. In some states, surveys show Obama breaking the 50-percent barrier and leading McCain by as many as 10 points.

Obama communications director Dan Pfeiffer said, "We will continue to fight for every vote in Michigan because middle class families there just cannot afford more of the same."

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 2, 2008; 3:27 PM ET
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Comments

"rharring

you fall for this democrat nonsence just trying to make republicans look bad look at the facts stupid"

It's so satisfying when one person calls another stupid while demonstrating their lack of basic grammar and spelling.

Posted by: socaltransplant | October 3, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I thought Republicans were for abstinence, not pulling out.

Posted by: YUTZ | October 3, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Is that the white flag of surrender?

Posted by: YUTZ | October 3, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I guess once John got a load of our Ojamas on the Today show in Detroit, he knew he was done for ;-) 1 down, 49 more to go!

Posted by: Ojamas | October 3, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

to the McCain adviser...IF my aunt had testicles she'd be my uncle.

Posted by: tailblazer_ca | October 3, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

michael4, that will be the day after the election, when President-Elect McCain starts picking his Cabinet.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Please let me know when he pulls his idiotic campaign out altogether...

Posted by: michael4 | October 2, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

oh and Guns are for cowards in urban areas - the right to bear arms is the right to blow away other citizens in a modern context.....

Posted by: colinemery | October 2, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Hey Johnny Rep how old are you - going senile - where you at Gettysberg and Bull run...racist idiot - its people like you holding and sedning the USA back to not just the last century but the 1800's... but then again thats where all the Right wing Christian Neo Cons would prefer things - or maybe 1600's so you can burn witches and have slaves...as we say down here - "Numbnuts"

Posted by: colinemery | October 2, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Mc cain is like the silly knights in "Holy Grail"..banging away on the castle walls of logic and then turning and running and shouting "Runaway runaway!!!!!"....couldnt talk at the vote yesterday - he is hoping his Mosse woman will savethe day...Rocky abd Bullwinkle election stratgey - if you guys vote this lot in kiss your country and economy goodbye...prob have to anyway...

I think actually if you kick these repubs out (as they need to rebuild their party back to its traditional good solid baseand have agood cleanout) you may even get a swing in sentiment from its pessimistic panic levels at the moment to a bit of refreshing confidence that things will change for the better... otherwise what you get the same jugheads in for more mess...I know what I will be doing on the Market if Mc Cain gets in ....SELLL

Posted by: colinemery | October 2, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

its called trickle down if my boss pays more money to taxes he has to pay me less maybe you should try reading sometime genius

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:12 PM"
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Johnny, do you really think the boss is going to turn around and give the money to you?

Posted by: ExpatAsia | October 2, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP,

The GOP has done a bang up job making themselves and the country look bad. Them Dems had nothing to do with that...

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin, there are more than two of us named "Mark" in this city. I have never posted as "KOZ."

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP,

How about using punctuation before calling someone "uneducated?" Just a suggestion......

Posted by: wm49rs | October 2, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyRep said:

"your clearly an uneducated liberal take a look at the facts then we can talk"

You made me laugh with this one. I'm sure I have more and better education than you...which now you can use against me.

I'm not a liberal, although I agree with some liberal thought. I'm also not a conservative though I agree with some conservative thought. I am also not a neo-con, and I disagree with the neo-cons thoroughly.

Sorry Johnny, I don't fit into any box you may want to put me in. I'm a multi-dimensional person who thinks and feels and does his best to contribute to the world. Can you say the same?

Posted by: mtnmanvt | October 2, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

So you agree the vast majority of people would be paying less taxes under Obama's plan then JohnnyRep?

Yes it is trickledown and how have you been doing with that? How is our economy doing with that?

This was also known as the horse and sparrow theory. "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows." As a sparrow I don't think enough of those oats have been trickling down, leaving us mostly with horse crap.

Obama's business tax plan also has some advantages for business, just not the wopping tax cuts and writeoffs of McCain's plan.

"One cannot get a good picture of what the candidates are trying to achieve by considering only the individual tax or the business tax provisions. One needs to apply a more holistic approach and consider the full set of proposals. Senator Obama provides tax relief directly to individuals, without major changes in how the tax system interacts with or affects individual and business decision making. Senator McCain provides broad tax relief and channels most of it to businesses, with the notion that the best way to help workers is to encourage investment and ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in the global marketplace. The policies present very different choices: redistribution versus economic growth, and short run versus long term."
http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/show/23496.html


"nowanna3

its called trickle down if my boss pays more money to taxes he has to pay me less maybe you should try reading sometime genius

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:12 PM"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 2, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyRep said:

"you fall for this democrat nonsence just trying to make republicans look bad look at the facts stupid"

Ah so now you are using the customary republican fallback, resorting to insults. Johnny, everything you post here proves further that you are not thinking deeply. I challenge you to go do some research, to open your mind to learning.

Check out http://commondreams.org http://alternet.org http://truthout.org

You may not agree with everything you read on those sites, but open your mind and consider that the people whose writing is posted there care as much as you do about their families and their country and the world, and maybe they know some things you don't know...and maybe you could stand to do some learning.

With all due respect, your posts come across as ignorant and shallow. Are you ignorant and shallow, or are you just reacting passionately? It's clear that you have poor information because so far you have not cited one thing to back up your rhetoric, while others posting here have cited real information.

Think about it. I mean you no harm, I just think you could stand to do some deeper thinking.

Posted by: mtnmanvt | October 2, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

mtnmanvt

your clearly an uneducated liberal take a look at the facts then we can talk

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

rharring

you fall for this democrat nonsence just trying to make republicans look bad look at the facts stupid

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

At best, its the smartest decision McSame has made yet, given "the numbers have been bad in Michigan for some time."

Posted by: FloridaDem | October 2, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Again, that was not I at 5:02P. KOZ, if that is you spoofing me, why?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 2, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyRep said:

"how can you sit around and watch your hard earned taxes goto someone who wants them for there own benefit"

I'm not, that's why I do not support McCain. McCain is all for tax cuts for the wealthy and no assistance for the rest of us even though we pay most of the taxes.

I do not think Obama is perfect, by any means, but I do think he is intelligent, thoughtful, and that he actually cares about people, whereas McCain is clearly a very sick old man who can't organize his thoughts, who does whatever the corporate masters tell him, and when he dies in early 2009 Palin would take office. She believes the earth is 12,000 years old, women should have no choice about whether to bear a child, and the earth should be plundered which will lead to our extinction.

Posted by: mtnmanvt | October 2, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

JohhnyRep,

Have you been on the moon the last 8 years? Who benefited from Dubyas tax break? The rich, i didnt see a break. Your comments are just absurd, please do some research before you post. You sound like a Karl Rove broken record with nothing to back it up. Get an education...........

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

nowanna3

its called trickle down if my boss pays more money to taxes he has to pay me less maybe you should try reading sometime genius

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

If this contest was for an accounting prize, maybe the numbers would be all that mattered. But considering the millions McCain poured into Michigan, to blithely shrug your shoulders at his trading a prime battleground state for one that splits it's votes less than a month before the election is missing the greater point. McCain is surrendering one state and being forced to put all of his remaining resources into states he is trailing in. Like it or not, this decision is at best a retreat by his campaign. At best.

Posted by: wm49rs | October 2, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

You must be doing alright JohnnyRep because if you are making less than $111,646.00 your taxes would be going down with Obama's plan.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/06/09/ST2008060900950.html

"it aint gonna be a good life paying all those taxes to line obamas pockets

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:02 PM"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 2, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain always reminded people "I was a POW", "I was a POW". That's all he got for building his political career. I am tired of hearing it all the time. We need a stable and intelligent leader at this critical moment of our country, not just a POW.

Posted by: leiguo1959 | October 2, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I think 8 years is enough of the McSame. It is time for a new world order that stands up for ordinary American's needs and wants and not those of corporate (Wall Street) bailouts. Michigan has been listening.

Posted by: FloridaDem | October 2, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

mtnmanvt

how can you sit around and watch your hard earned taxes goto someone who wants them for there own benefit

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin probably won't have any certain answers for the debate questions tonight but will have alot of explaining to do...not only for her own lipstick on a pig slip-ups on CBS but also the McSame pull-out of Michigan...I mean I thought they were mavericks after all...

Posted by: FloridaDem | October 2, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

wm49rs, you were the one who wanted to add up electoral votes. Lilly-white or not, bottom line, that is really the only number that matters.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

it aint gonna be a good life paying all those taxes to line obamas pockets

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

JohhnyREP,

Lets see, Dubya grew up a life of privileged,
just like his dad, and neither are from small towns. Dubya's biggest lie is he is from Texas when he was born in Connecticut...

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyRep said:

"you guys couldnt be more wrong first of all listen to what the republicans preach they talk about small town values they are all from small towns they grew up hard working people god loving people and how can you say wages wend down the federal minimum wage has gone up this year"

Have your wages gone up? They may preach small town values but look at what they practice...how many corruption scandals are there in the Bush administration? Many many many. They tell you what you want to hear but they don't live by it, do you not look beyond the words and see the actions?

Clearly you, like all of us, want a good life. How about a good life for everyone, not just the few rich ?

Posted by: mtnmanvt | October 2, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

When the going gets tough, McCain plays the role of crash test dummy and repeatedly rams his "straight-talk express" into a brick wall of stupidity and lies.

McCain isn't a quitter, he's a bad accident waiting to happen.
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Very well stated. I like it.

Posted by: patrick10 | October 2, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

you guys couldnt be more wrong first of all listen to what the republicans preach they talk about small town values they are all from small towns they grew up hard working people god loving people and how can you say wages wend down the federal minimum wage has gone up this year

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

i aint no raceist you idiot he is a muslim and he wants to abolish guns like all the democrats you liberals aint nothin but stuck up know it alls
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Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It just makes you mad
And it only annoys the pig

Posted by: patrick10 | October 2, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

First, pulling out of a Wyoming or North Dakota or Utah is exactly as surprising as pulling out of a high-visibility state like Michigan. Second, how is it wasting money when McCain is the one trading Michigan for Maine, a state that actually split it's vote 2-2 in the 2004 election? And third, with essentially 30 days before the election it's more damaging to the McCain camp to admit defeat in a state such as Michigan as opposed to the likes of lilly-white North Dakota, Utah or Wyoming.

Posted by: wm49rs | October 2, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow!
Sarah Palin magic at work in Michigan for sure!
McCain is a Angry Old Man, who picked unqualified Sarah in a senile moment.

Posted by: Troglodyte | October 2, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyRep said:

"I support the republican party because they stand up for the working man they are about small town values, christianity, pro life, and supporting the right to bear arms. I dont want to pay all my hard earned money into the democrats enormous tax raises so they can put it in their pockets"

But under the GOP your wages have gone down, your health care has become more expensive, your schools have gone downhill, and your taxes are paying for the murder of civilians. How can all thay be OK with you?

Posted by: mtnmanvt | October 2, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP,

You are with the wrong party then, outside of trying to blame homosexuals for all that is wrong with the world, the GOP does not stand up for the working man, nor small town values. You dont remember Tom Delay or Mark Foley or hell even Richard Nixon do you? I have never seen the GOP be for anything but business and that is why i have left them in the dirt for good. While our soldiers were dying in Iraq, Dubya and Cheneys buddies from Halliburton were staying in five star hotels, and guess who picked up that tab? You and I...

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain crashed and burned his campaign when he pretended to "suspended" his campaign and flew back to Washington where he proceeded to screw up the negotiations that were already going on there.


When the going gets tough, McCain plays the role of crash test dummy and repeatedly rams his "straight-talk express" into a brick wall of stupidity and lies.


McCain isn't a quitter, he's a bad accident waiting to happen.


McCain doesn't have a clue on the economy, but he still wants to "bomb,bomb,bomb Iran" and Palin makes Bush look like a genius We don't need 2 more C students in the Whitehouse. You want another 4 yrs like the last 8?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 2, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

mtnmanvt

I support the republican party because they stand up for the working man they are about small town values, christianity, pro life, and supporting the right to bear arms. I dont want to pay all my hard earned money into the democrats enormous tax raises so they can put it in their pockets

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Just for argument's sake, let's say he is a Muslim. So what? Is that a disqualifier for this job?

Posted by: cao091402 | October 2, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP,

From your 4:26 post:

rharring

i aint no raceist you idiot he is a muslim and he wants to abolish guns like all the democrats you liberals aint nothin but stuck up know it alls


Raceist is spelled racist.....

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

rharring
your real dumb how could you vote for someone thta hates america
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JohnnyREP, if anybody with a third grade education were to read this, who do you think they would judge to be “real dumb?”


Posted by: lhummer | October 2, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The reason Michigan is an "economically hard-hit state" (and, by the way, that is an understatement)is because of our Democratic "Governor" Jennifer Granholm, who has done nothing for SIX YEARS except blame President Bush and our former governor for the endless economic issues in our state; unemployment, poor housing market, foreclosures, etc. Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot, she did recently spent four (4) days "coaching" Joe Biden for the VP Debate tonight. Way to work for Michigan, Jennifer!

McCain/Palin 2008

Posted by: Jolene2008 | October 2, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP,

Normally i dont debate with the ignorant but in your case i will make an exception. Clinton handed Dubya a surplus of 295 billion dollars. Under Dubya our national debt has grown 70%. And again i am a long time GOP supporter. Your rants about guns border on the absurd. Let me ask you, what do you hunt with automatic weapons? What do you need a handgun for? I guess when you only read 5 words from a two line sentence (2nd amendment) but somehow forget the rest of the whole text shows your intellect. You go ahead and support McCain, you are just showing that you like high gas prices, Americans losing their jobs, poor healthcare, and treating the constitution like it is toilet paper then McCain is your man. Just remember more jobs have been lost under Dubya than Clinton....

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

The beggining of the end. Like the Germans retreating from France in WW2. An army in retreat is an ugly thing to have to watch.

This does not forbode well for the McCain message in Ohio. If the same argument failed in Michigan, why would it work in Ohio?

Not going to be pretty seeing his campaign retreating in a futile attempt to hold their ground elsewhere. This will lead to one retreat after another.

This is not the image McCain needs to try and win over the undecided voters. No one wants to vote for a perceived loser.

I don't feel sorry for either one of them. To brash, too cocky, too mean, too much bad strategy. What do you expect from two mavericks as McCain said.

Say goodbye Republicans. Say goodbye to 8 years of total disregard and contempt for the American people who paid you're salaries for way too long.

Posted by: patrick10 | October 2, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyRep, where do you get your information?

Why are you prejudiced against Muslims? Sure, there are Muslim extremists, but there are Christian extremists (Sarah Palin) and Zionist extremists (Joe Lieberman) who support all kinds of murder of civilians; 1.5 million civilians dead in Iraq. Do you think that some people have more of a right to live than others?

Why would you support a GOP government that clearly doesn't care about you, that is willing to see you in poverty, uneducated, working for slave wages, with no health care?

What are you thinking? Or are you just reacting, accepting misinformation that you are not examining with a critical eye?

The folks who are stealing you blind (Bush, Paulsen, Cheney, et al) do not value your life at all, so why would you support them?


Posted by: mtnmanvt | October 2, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

rahrring i didnt make any racist comments what are you talking about

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

JohhnyREP,

Kinda like your raceist comment.. moron

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

obama doesnt care about the american worker you guys are idiots the republican party stands up for the working man look at all the jobs clinton shipped overseas

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

You mean his campaign is going away and not coming back? Kind of like our jobs, huh Johnny?

Posted by: mojojo715 | October 2, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

rahrring

So if he wants to hate American he has every right....

Nice spelling stupid

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Of course McCain is tanking in Michigan. He stood there in the primaries and told everyone there jobs were "never coming back"!

Obama is willing to fight for middle class jobs. If you are worried about jobs and the economy voting for Obama is the obvious choice.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 2, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

DeltaVictorBravo

yeah remember the assult weapons ban you jackass who was behind that? DEMECRATS you aint gonna tell me they dont want to take your guns away

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP,

The only person i see that hates America is you. I have not heard Obama say he does and if he did it wouldnt bother me. I grew up in the South and have seen how African Americans have been treated. So if he wants to hate American he has every right....

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

wm49rs, there was a third state too (maybe Wyoming?) so that total is closer to Michigan's. That wasn't my point though. Every Obama supporter jumping on this "news" to bash McCain doesn't even know that their own candidate withdrew from multiple states.

At least McCain waited until AFTER Obama wasted his time in Michigan before making the announcement.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

JohhnyREP,

Hmm short memory their pal. I listened to Rev Wright speech and had no problem with it. It brings up alot that African Americans have had to put up with. On the other hand Jerry Fallwell states that the September 11th attacks wasnt carried out by terrorists, but it was God who orchestrated the attack because we are tolerant to homosexuals. And guess who this year went sucking up to him for support. None other than JOHN McCAIN.......

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and another thing, JohnnyREP... about the guns. Obama taught Constitutional Law... remember the Constitution? That thing Bush has been dismantling?

Remember the debate when someone asked him about the second ammendment (the one about guns) with regard to the DC case pending... Obama said that the second amendment protected an INDIVIDUAL's right to bear arms... that's not the position of someone who wants to take your gun away. There's a difference between taking your rights (as Bush has actually done, by the way, with his gutting of the 4th amendment) and providing sensible regulation for public safety. Or do you throw fits because you need a license to drive, too? This is another wedge issue that has no merit.

Posted by: DeltaVictorBravo | October 2, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

rharring

your real dumb how could you vote for someone thta hates america

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

yeah his crazy pastor talking bad about the united states what is that all about you idiot hes a terrorist i aint votin for no terrorist to run this country its already in bad enough shape from the demecrats ruining it already

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Some presidential mettle: way to give up, Sen. McFailin

Posted by: keithwright1 | October 2, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

JohhnyRep,

Oh really? then show me your proof he is a muslim, you cant because he isnt. You dont read alot do you? It is all over he is christian.

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Do you hear that McCain was complaining this morning "life is not fair" on recent poll results. What a whiner! Can you believe a man with 8 houses and 13 cars complaining "life is not fair"? Up or down, poor or rich, Obama never complained in the race or in his life. That's the president we are looking forward to. That's the president we deserve. Can anyone imagine Obama does this?

Obama/Biden 08!

Posted by: leiguo1959 | October 2, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

CO, NM, WI, and PA all appear to be leaning toward Obama.

www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/

Posted by: codysea | October 2, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain needs to withdraw from the other 49 states .... I never heard of a Presidential candidate withdrawing from any state 4 weeks before the elections. Guess Johns eyes aren't as bad as we all thought, he can still read the polls.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 2, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

rharring

i aint no raceist you idiot he is a muslim and he wants to abolish guns like all the democrats you liberals aint nothin but stuck up know it alls

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I love stupid people, who are sure they are right, when every knows they are wrong.

"Obama is a muslim."

You treat these people like 2 years olds, and say, "Yes, Yes johnny, Obama is a muslim, now go back to your finger painting and let mommy read her wall street journal."

Posted by: Independent4tw | October 2, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"If we win FL, MO, NC, VA, IN and OH -- all states Republicans have won for decades -- that puts us at 260 electoral votes," the adviser said in an e-mail. "We need to find 10 electoral votes from CO, NV, NM, NH, MN, WI, and PA. Frankly, we have an easier map than Obama. He's on the defense."

Oh, silly McCain adviser. When he pulls his head out of the sand, he'll be shocked to discover that all the recent polls show Obama leading in FL, NC, VA, IN and OH. He's leading in CO, NV, NM, MN, WI, and PA too.

McCain's going to have to bust his hump just to keep the red states red, much less, pick off any of the blue ones.

Posted by: kenyaj | October 2, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

CONGRESS YOU NO LONGER REPRESENT WALL STREET
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 PASS THE BILL TODAY

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

NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS

GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION


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.

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).

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

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

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.



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.

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.


CONGRESS WILL NOT ADJOURN UNTIL AFTER THE GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY FIX THEIR COLOSSAL MESS

GOP (GOOD OLDBOY PRIVATEERS)


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?

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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


GOP REPUBLICANS ARE AUTHORITARIANS WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH OR DEMOCRACY. GOP REPUBLICAN ONLY INTERESTS ARE POWER AND MONEY.


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).


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

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

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.


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


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.

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS

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.


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.


DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN CRASH JET AND MUDVILLE

U.S. Presidents From Harvard Law
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Rutherford Hayes
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
John Kennedy
Barack Obama

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.

Hillary Clinton Will Destroy Sarah Palin Failin From Mooseville College.


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.

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.


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


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.


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 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 $Trillion. 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


HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS

Posted by: dwashington1 | October 2, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Romney's revenge?

Posted by: chiclayoperu | October 2, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey, JohnnyREP... For your information, Obama is not a Muslim... he's a Christian.. remember all the flap about his minister (at a Chicago United Church of Christ) saying controversial things?

This is one of many lies spread by the extreme right to divide us.

Enough.

Posted by: DeltaVictorBravo | October 2, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Johnnyrep,

You are the one who has shown their ignorance. Obama is not a muslim, i know at your Klan rallies this is a big talking point but it is incorrect. And some of you do need their guns taken away. And yes i will be voting for Obama, and i am a long time GOP supporter....

Posted by: rharring | October 2, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

John McCain's campaign is dying. He is doomed.

NO it aint you liberals dont know nothing all you do is repeat what you see on tv.

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

You can fool some of the people in Michigan all of the time, and all of the people in Michigan some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people in Michigan all of the time.

Posted by: HughBriss | October 2, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

mcsame and the moose hunter should hang it up every where,the once crazy mcbush supporters have even come to their senses. the repugs will lie, cheat and bankrupt this country and blame everyone but themselves. finally this country will come together, don't cut off your nose to spite your face. vote for brains not beer drinking buddies, how did that work for you before?

Posted by: ninnafaye | October 2, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

J.McCAIN WHAT HAPPENED, YOU WERE AHEAD IN JUNE ? YOU STILL HAVE 25 DAYS TO PULL OUT FROM THE 50 STATES ! HIS ADVISERS SAID THAT " MICHIGAN IS IRRELEVANT " ! I KEEP THESE WISE COMMENTS SO I CAN E-MAIL THEM BACK TO THEIR OFFICE NOVEMBER 5.

Posted by: mtavro | October 2, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Being from Michigan, I am saddened. I thought my vote was going to be pivotal. Oh, well. I can't live in a battleground state forever.

Check out the RealPolitics maps. Obama at 260. Then switch to "no tossups" and he goes to 354!!!

Posted by: mikeinmidland | October 2, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

i wonder if this means john's suspending his campaign again

Posted by: montysoprano | October 2, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

John McCain's campaign is dying. He is doomed.

Posted by: euroguy | October 2, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama is on the defensive? That's political spin, right? (I'm not real good with this silly stuff. I tend to assume the guy running away is losing the fight.)

Silly me.

Posted by: evasdaddy | October 2, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

What happened to all the Hillary Democrats in Michigan which were going to carry the day for McCain? McCain and Palin bragged about bringing Hillary supporters into the Republican fold. And now just a few well-placed appearances by Hillary Clinton herself in Michigan has routed the McCain troops in Michigan.

Posted by: JerryinLA | October 2, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

OhioVoterForObama

your the misinformed one stupid are you really going to vote for that muslim that wants to take your guns away

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Give 'em hell, Harry, er... Johnny!

Posted by: rfpiktor | October 2, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Good strategy by McCain, just like him using up precious money and time yesterday in a state he knows he can't win (Iowa) 30 days before the election.

But while he was there he at least he made sure to p!ss-off the press and also made sure it was caught on video too.

Not very good at strategizing, or public relations. Maybe he needs someone on his ticket who majored in journalism.

Just what we need in a POTUS.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 2, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

SEND OBAMA BACK TO THE MUSLIM TOWN HE CAME FROM

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

JohnnyREP, curious.... why are you still so misinformed? The Republican HBIC, George W Bush has ALREADY run the country into the ground! Wake up!

Obama 2008!!!!

YES WE CAN

Posted by: OhioVoterForObama | October 2, 2008 4:11 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 September 29, 2008: $ 3.89/Gallon

DOW January 19, 2001: 10,587.59
DOW September 29, 2008: 10,365.45

NASDAQ Jan 19, 2001: 2770.38
NASDAQ September 29, 2008: 1983.73

CPI, January 19, 2001: 175
CPI, September 29, 2008: 219

Dollar exchange with Euro, Jan. 19, 2001: 1.068
Dollar exchange with Euro, Sept. 29, 2008: .695

Posted by: JJames081 | October 2, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Cut and run? Quit? I didn't think that Hero McCain did such things . . . But, if he can't convince voters in Michigan that he can address their economic woes, why should we think he could do so anywhere else?

Posted by: chrisduckworth | October 2, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

North Dakota + Utah = 8 electoral votes. Michigan = 17. Not quite the same......

Posted by: wm49rs | October 2, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse


John, try that Surge Thing in Michigan.

You know, where we pay one tribe to wipe out the other one?

Works wonders.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | October 2, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

FWIW, the person signing in as MarkInAustin at 3:56P is not I.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 2, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin...Obama never thought he could win Utah, and distantly thought his chances in winning North Dakota. Obama did the head fake on McCain.

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 2, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

This is big....And more to come I suspect. Michigan was a battle ground state...emphasis on WAS.

GOBAMA!!!

Posted by: indytucker | October 2, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse


But John, you said "Drill, drill, drill!"


Try campaigning in Alaska. Some folks there want to leave the United States. And John, you're just the guy to help bring them back into The Union.

Alaska First!


Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | October 2, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama pulled out of "Utah and North Dakota", if a Republican ever loses Utah and ND, you're looking at a 50 state Democratic victory!

Posted by: SinnedNoir | October 2, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm also seeing 4 states in their "Red State" list that might not go Republican this year......wishful thinking on McCain's part.

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 2, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Pull out? Doesn't sound manly to me John...

Posted by: 1FLWB2 | October 2, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

This is the united states we dont want no MUSLIM runnin our country into the ground look what the demecrats have done so far

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 2, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Too bad Levi Johnston didn't "Pull out" early enough :P

Posted by: vmunikoti | October 2, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 2, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

More McCain camp spin.

"If we win FL, MO, NC, VA, IN and OH -- all states Republicans have won for decades -- that puts us at 260 electoral votes," the adviser said in an e-mail. "We need to find 10 electoral votes from CO, NV, NM, NH, MN, WI, and PA. Frankly, we have an easier map than Obama. He's on the defense."

WTF?!?!?! The problem with that adviser is that if you believe in polling then Obama leads McCain in the Republican states of Florida and Virginia and both are tied in Montana, North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio. The only swing states in which McCain leads in out of the list of CO, NV, NM, NH, MN, WI, and PA is New Hampshire (the lowest amount of electoral votes with 4).

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 2, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

This is not Victory with Honor!!!

I can't believe he had the nerve to campaign there in the first place. His support of our lovely economic policies could never go over well in a state with double digit unemployment. Is this the kind of decision making we need in the White House?

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 2, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

No big deal. Obama announced a "pull out" of North Dakota and Utah last week.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

We're leaving Michigan, because Obama's on the defensive.... WTF?

Is this another McLame stunt? He's pulling out of Michigan until he can cross the aisle and bring bipartisan support to the Detroit Lions' effort to win the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Roofelstoon | October 2, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I thought pulling out meant admitting defeat? Can't wait for the spin.

Posted by: upland_bill | October 2, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Gosh! Imagine that!

Posted by: wes1155 | October 2, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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