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New RNC Ad Aims to Stir Doubts About Obama

By Ed O'Keefe
The Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit has released its latest ad, "Storm," that once again raises questions about Barack Obama's experience and ability to deal with a major crisis. It will air in Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia starting Monday and through Election Day, according to spokesman Brad Todd.

With a camera shot panning over rough waves, an announcer says: "We choose presidents to lead us through uncertain times. Rely on their background and experience to guide us. Some now say this storm cannot get worse. Our nation is so off-course that Barack Obama's quick rise to power and inexperience should not matter. But what if the storm does get worse? With someone who's untested at the helm."

"In case the McCain campaign hasn't noticed, the financial storm has already hit, and John McCain responded by erratically steering his ship in about five different directions," Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan said in a statement. "The reason that a vast majority of Americans trust Barack Obama to fix this economy is because of the steady leadership he has shown and the change he is promising in this election."

The independent expenditure unit last hit Obama in an ad released 10 days ago: "Our nation considers elevating one of the least experienced people ever to run for president. Barack Obama: He hasn't had executive experience," the ad said.

This new ad comes out as John McCain plans to continue raising questions about Obama's experience, as well as questions about his tax- and government-spending proposals.

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See McCains latest personal attack on Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 27, 2008 1:47 AM | Report abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Working to remedy the situation, Governor Carcieri has formed a tax policy committee to recommend changes. Mr. Kaplan said state and economic leaders were “moving full steam ahead to create a new economy here” to “come out of this downturn stronger than the way we went in it.”
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SO, AS RI RECOGNIZES THE PROBLEMS HIGH CORPORATE TAXES CREATE, ARE THE OTHER 49 STATES ABOUT TO FIND OUT THAT RAISING SMALL AND LARGE BUSINESS TAXES IN A RECESSION IS THE FORMULA FOR A DEPRESSION?

Avoid this economic disaster and Vote for Jobs- Vote McCain

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

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Ironic McCain is pushing his support for 'Joe' while supporting policies which will continue to make the rich richer and the rest of us sink to the bottom. This will result in the collapse of the capitalist system.

To maintain growth in a capitalist system, regulations protect business by setting standards which help ensure safe products and industry safety. Tax rates must be fair for all, not just tilted towards the wealthy in order for consumers to have purchasing power. Without regulation and progressive taxation, the system will become unstable.

China's lack of regulation results in no one wanting to purchase their unsafe, unethically produced products. McCain will put the US in the same position.

Obama/Biden '08!!

Posted by: rjbunny | October 26, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Doubts? I read that Sen. John McCain believes he will win the election, and not in the poll numbers. Others say the ground is now being laid to steal the election. They say the strategy is to condition the minds of people with the thought that Sen. McCain can still win, i.e. by implanting varying doubts and fears in the minds of people. The purpose is so that people would not react too violently to any actions they would take to win at all cost. I hope it is not true, but it bears watching nonetheless!

Posted by: wwt101 | October 26, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 26, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Jack Welch Former GE CEO on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning-
"The New York Times ran as its lead story the best ad for John McCain this morning"
He referred directly to the story I noted last night on the Washiungton Poat the Trail blog covering the fact that America's largest companies are cutting jobs AND the story of Rhode Island which has the HIGHEST corporate tax rates in the US with a state business tax rate of 9%- while most of RI workers are employed by small businesses, employing 20 workers or less, their unemployment rate is soaring- a promise of the future for the entire US if Obama is elected. GE, he said, pulled out of RI years ago because of increased corporate taxes.
Thanks Jack and (I never thought I'd say this) Thanks NY Times!-
It's not too late to save America from a depression-Business employs the Middle Class...so let's lower business taxes, help small business employment and keep large business jobs here. What's more important, a the $900 difference between a $1200 Obama cut and a $300 McCain cut to the middle class or a job?

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

McCain ads alluding to Barack's supposed inexperience only remind most voters about how unqualified Palin is to be potentially be president. They also alienate the majority of independents who are tired of desperate Republican attempts to ignore the economic and domestic issues they have failed to alleviate or solve.

The party of Lincoln has completely reversed its original pro human rights, pro-common people, agenda. Were this the election of 1860, the contemporary Republicans would be supporting Stephen Douglass for president, touting his experience and belitting Abraham Lincoln's inexperience.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | October 26, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Jack Welch Former GE CEO on This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3 minutes ago-

"The New York Times ran as its lead story the best ad for John McCain this morning"

He referred directly to the story I noted last night on how America's largest companies are cutting jobs AND the story of Rhode Island which has the HIGHEST corporate tax rates in the US with a state business tax rate of 9%- while most of RI workers are employed by small businesses, employing 20 workers or less, their unemployment rare is soaring- a promise of the future for the entire US if Obama is elected! GE, he said, pulled out of RI years ago because of increased taxes!

Thanks Jack and (I never thought I'd say this) Thanks NY Times!-

It's not too late to save America from a depression- VOTE McCain- Business employs the Middle Class!

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Time to stop undermining and attacking. We have serious problems and the attacks and slams don't help the electorate see who has something to offer in times of trouble.

It's baffling how McCain doesn't get that attacking is the wrong strategy in the middle of historic crisis. He really is out of touch.

Whomever wins is going to be faced with a lot of problems he will be trying to solve for all of our good. The country has to unite behind the next president and give him full support and discuss the problems and the proposed solutions. Focusing on attacking the person and not focusing on the problems at hand and the issues, is the totally wrong mentality. McCain went off the rails when the Wall Street meltdown struck in September and he continues to stubbornly act wrongly.

Barack Obama has shown he can unite the country in time of trouble and lead. If the next president doesn't have that, he has nothing. McCain has shown he doesn't have that.

I have switched my vote to Obama.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 26, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Remember what your president warned about in 2003, and what John McCain warned about in 2005. Don't trust Obama to doctor this nation's economy. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house! Do not be deceived with any lie of Obama's, whether it involves George W. Bush or John McCain. Keep America safe and prosperous with John S. McCain as president.

Posted by: PROFINDS | October 26, 2008 7:49 AM | Report abuse

WE HAVE A SLANTED VIEW THAT ALL OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FOR OBAMA..
JUST BECAZ HE IS CLOSER TO THIER AGE.
THAT WHY HE IS SO INTO COLLEGES THEY ARE NOT MOLDED YET.

WELL, ALL YOUNG PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE IS BETTER CANDIDATE THAT REPRESENTS THEM.. FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE OF THE GENERATIONS.

AS WORKING CLASS AMERICAN,
JUST BY RESEARCH, ITS SO OBVIOUS,
I WOULD NOT WANT MY COLLEGE PERSON BE INFLUENCED BY THIS CANIDATE.

THERE ARE MANY VIEWS BUT THE SAME MESSAGE ON THE TUBES,
PRESENTS TO MANY QUESTIONS OF WHO HE IS OR WHAT HE REALLY STANDS FOR EVEN THOU HE CAN RELATE TO US POOR DISADVANTAGE FOR HIS ADVANTAGE.
IS THIS DECEPTIVE OR JUST SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.
HE IS STRONG IN LEADING US THINK WHAT IS..
WHEN WE SEE ON THE TUBES WHAT IS..

THINKING HE IS SO ISOLATED TO AMERICA BUT HE HAS OTHER ACTIVE RELATIONSHIPS ABROAD. I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ABOUT US..BUT TOO MANY TUBES ARE RELAYING MESSAGES THAT ARE CONTRAVERSAL.

WE ARE NOT FIRST, HIS FELLOWS WILL SAY ANYTHING (EVEN HERE IN AMERICA)
FOR THE REWARDS PULL THEY WILL BE GETTING WHEN HE IS ELECTED.
HIGH PEOPLE IN HIGH PLACES EVEN POEPLE IN OFFICE..THAT ARE SO DESPERATE THEMSELVES..

THAT IS THE GAME.

WE ARE NOT FIRST..WE ARE LAST..

THE INTELLIGENT YOUNG GENERATION KNOW THAT THEY CAN HAVE A BETTER CHOICE.. TO COME..

THERE IS SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO LEAD THE WAY, THAN WHAT IS BEFORE US.

I VOTE FOR ALL THE YOUNG COLLEGE & PROFESSIONALS OUT THERE WHO ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP OTHER THAN WHAT OBAMA OFFERS..

MCCAIN IS SAFE.

AT THE SAME TIME MAY THE BEST NEXT YOUNG REAL PRESIDENT STAND UP PLEASE..

DON'T CUT YOU SELF SHORT NOW.. FOR THIS CHANGE..
WHEN WE HAVE BETTER IN AMERICA....

FROM ALL THIS EXPERIENCE.. WE ALL ARE ENGAGED NOW.. SO PLAN & PREPARE FOR THE NEXT REAL PRESIDENT.
DON'T LAUNCH THIS ONE..

LAUNCH THE REAL ONE..

PLEASE STAND UP, PLEASE..


Posted by: suttons77hotmailcom | October 26, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Osama Bin Laden and the United Muslim terrorist Nations are in full support of the Extremist and Radical Barack Hussein....

Osama has poured millions into Hussein's campaign and has remained quiet for the first time since the attack on America on 9/11.

Jeremiah Wright, Barack's pastor of hate who damned America after the Muslim's attack on 9/11, is also quite in hiding, just like Osama.

Amerrcans need to come together to save the country we love from the radical Muslims headed by Osama Obama, by voting for John McCain, a true patriot that risked his life for the country he loves and has always been proud of.

Same America!
Vote for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 26, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

John McCain is unstable. His loopy antics throughout his campaign prove he's not going to be a 'steady hand at the tiller'. He's shown us all he's a knee-jerk reactionary, not a leader.

A McCain/Palin administration would the THE final nail in the coffin of this country. After eight years of Bush, anyone who would vote for McCain aka Bush Jr., needs their head examined.

Vote Obama/Biden 08.

Posted by: smsbks | October 26, 2008 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Today's NY Times Headline-

Spending Stalls and Businesses Slash U.S. Jobs
By LOUIS UCHITELLE
As the financial crisis cuts demand for American goods and services, the workers who produce them are losing their jobs by the tens of thousands.

***GREAT TIME TO ELECT A PRESIDENT WHO WOULD RAISE TAXES ON BUSINESS!!!!!***

Small Businesses will lay off!

Big Businesses will move jobs overseas!

13% Unemployment in an Obama 1st term...

(only Herbert Hoover raised taxes in a recession...what kind of a warped mind squeezes every last drop of milk from a sick cow?)


Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

McCain's new desperate line of attack comes as news reports indicate that there is a growing schism between McCain and Palin, who is now looking towards maintaining her viability for 2012.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/25/palin.tension/index.html


Apparently, now that McCain-land has moved on from wolves and bears:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=mccains-beef-with-bears


...they're lost at at sea. The McCain campaign is falling apart, as well it should be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8eacDUvmfY
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

"Our economy is structurally sound for the long term"
George W Bush - Feb 11, 2008


"The American people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system"
Henry Paulson - Sept 15, 2008


"The economy is fundamentally sound"
Herbert Hoover - October, 1931


"The fundamentals of our economy are strong"
John McCain - Sept 15, 2008


McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable campaign stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.


It was McCain and his economic adviser Phil Gramm who pushed for the deregulation that helped lead to the banking crisis, and it was McCain's crony Rick Davis who had deep lobbyist ties to Freddie Mac. Don't let others be fooled by McCain's economic grandstanding because the reality is his policies and principles will only exacerbate our financial hardships.


McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

How can McCain run the country if he can't run his own campaign!

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for CNN's PALIN GONE WILD!

McCain Adviser: "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."---SCARY!

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Save our country!
Vote Obama Nov. 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES! McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, is back with the McCain campaign full time again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay. McCain doesn't understand our tanking economy because it doesn't affect him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxIYTEDARU

The $100 Million Man
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.

The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.

The Anheuser-Busch Windfall
While John McCain played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3jAkx9m10

Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Given that John McCain selected the most inexperienced elected official he could find to be his vice presidential running mate, it is amazing that he has the nerve to run this ad.

Besides, what has all this wonderful "experience" that Sen. McCain is suppose to have done for us as a country? Not much, given the state of the economy, the deficit, the wasteful, useless war he supports, the state of the environment, etc.

For the sake of our country, it's time for a change, a real change, not just another Republican who carry one with the same failed policies. We need a president who is focused on the future, not one mired in the past.

Posted by: laSerenissima2003 | October 25, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Ahem!

Cough-cough!

Liberal Judges...

HUNDREDS of LIBERAL, Legislate from the Bench, Obstructing, Life Long;

Libbie from Hell Judge appointments!

Bend over America, and grab them Toes!

Guess just where Libbie Judges want to go!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 25, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Urban grind- posting the same nonsense- why don't you find something useful to do like laundry or reading

Posted by: silverspring25 | October 25, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

The Ku Klutz Klan, David Duke University, Weekley Standard,American Enterprise Institute, American Nazi Pary, Kristol,Rupert Murdoch, Wolfowitz, Jonah Goldberg, Frum, Hannity, Fixed News, Heinrich Himmler---- PROUDLY ENDORSES , " JOHN McCAIN.

Posted by: orionexpress | October 25, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

The honesty and integrity of Republicans is evidenced by the gall, audacity and dishonesty of RNC Fox News claiming to be "fair and balanced" when anyone watching a minimum of ten minutes of their attacks on Obama can tell this is an outright lie.

Ashly Todd represents the desperate mentality of the Rovians. I guess the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness" is another one of those laws that the Republicans have made themselves above in their intolerant white evangelical might.

No more years.

Posted by: coloradodog | October 25, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Things are getting too tense and sad

Time for a little humour:
==================================
Deep in the dark bowels of NeoCon HQ is the place where Abu Ghraib was invented.

A man in round wire frame glasses, sits oposit his subjects...

McSame: "I am not Bush."
McSame: "I am not Bush. Really, I am not."
McSame: "I am not Bush"
McSame: "My Friend Joe."
McSame: "I used to be a war hero you know, well a POW but its the same thing"
McSame: "I am a little butterfly floating on the breeze"
McSame: "WHERE IS MY OATMEAL?"
Rove: "Get back on message! Your not Bush Remember"
McSame: "Yes boss, don’t put me back in the bamboo cage"
McSame: "I am not Bush"
McSame: "My Friend Joe."
McSame: "I am not Bush, really I am not."
McSame: "I used to be a war hero you know, well a POW but its the same really"
McSame: "I am not Bush"
Rove: "Now the next line"
McSame: "I am not Bush, I am not even GOP."
Rove: "Excellent!"
McSame: "I am not Bush"
McSame: "I am not Bush"
McSame: "My Friend Joe."
McSame: "I am not Bush. Really I am not"
McSame: "I used to be a war hero you know, well a POW but its the same thing"
McSame: "I am not Bush, I am not even GOP."
Rove: "That's a good little candidate.”
Rove: “Now I can get back to Palin stupid Sarah. It was much easier with the chimp."
Rove: “WE SPENT ALL THIS MONEY ON CLOTHES FOR YOU NOW SHOW THEM OFF!”
Rove: "Remember Cleavage, Leg, Cleavage, Leg"
Rove: “Chest out, flutter eyes, thumbs up, grin”
Palin stupid Sarah: “You betcha!”
Palin stupid Sarah: “Hey joe six pack!”
Rove: “Remember dagnabit !Chest out, flutter eyes, thumbs up, grin”
Palin stupid Sarah: “You betcha!”
Palin stupid Sarah: “Hey joe six pack!”
Rove: “GIVE ME STRENGTH! Cant you remember anything?”
Rove: “Chest out, flutter eyes, thumbs up, grin”
Palin stupid Sarah: “You betcha!”
Palin stupid Sarah: “Hey joe six pack!”
Rove: “FINALY!”
Rove: “OK New line. He will be off on maternity leave next, Chest out, flutter eyes, thumbs up, grin. Little laugh. End Line Repeat program ”
Rove: “Now lets get back to the next phase Begin Voter Control Program.”
Rove: “He is an Arab you know?”
Rove: “He is a Muslim.”
Rove: “He is not experienced enough”
Rove: “He is a terrorist.”
Rove: “He is not an American”
Rove: “He is a socialist.”

Rove: "We will use Bachmann as the guinepig."
Bachmann: "I am supposed to submit to men."
Bachmann: "I am supposed to submit to men."
Bachmann: "I am supposed to..."
Rove: "This one will be easier than the chimp."

Ten minutes later.

Rove: "Robots are the way forward."
Rove: "Dick I have solved the volunteer problem..."

Robo GOP: “Hello are you worried about black men?”
Crazy McCain lady: “He is an… Harab you know...”

A few days later...

Dick: "Karl RoboGOP is not winning enough Votes!"
Rove: "Better thaw the Bin Laden body out in the vaults"
Dick: "Yeh and I had better phone up Diebold We need Florida II"

Have RoboGOP calls been working on you?
Do you think the moon is made green cheese?
Will you vote Rove Puppet II?

Posted by: walker1 | October 25, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

If a crisis occurs in the middle of the night, how many days latter will anyone even care to tell Sarah Palin or explain it to her.

Posted by: oldgeek143 | October 25, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Quick, the McCain campaign needs to instruct their volunteers that if you carve a "B" in your face to perpetuate "Willie Horton" type hate and racism, don't use a mirror like Ashley Todd did or it will be backwards.

Posted by: coloradodog | October 25, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

The honesty and integrity of Republicans is evidenced by the gall, audacity and dishonesty of RNC Fox News claiming to be "fair and balanced" when anyone watching a minimum of ten minutes of their attacks on Obama can tell this is an outright lie.

Ashly Todd represents the desperate mentality of the Rovians. I guess the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness" is another one of those laws that the Republicans have made themselves above in their intolerant white evangelical might.

No more years.

Posted by: coloradodog | October 25, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

How can McCain run the country if he can't run his own campaign!

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for PALIN OUT OF CONTROL!

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

theurbangrind: all your "facts" are wrong. Acorn didn't fraudulently register anyone. The folks that some dishonest ACORN stringers registered don't exist, or in the case of Mickey Mouse and the Dallas Cowboys, won't be voting at all or at least not where they aren't supposed to. No voter fraud, just bogus registrations. not a good thing, of course, but no bogus votes.

the rest of your stuff is just bogus garbage.

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 25, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

This is going nowhere for McDope. To paraphrase Robert Bolt, “We must just hope that when John McCain’s head stops spinning, it will be faced to the front again.”

Posted by: heuristic77 | October 25, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

it's bad enough that the experience argument is lamer coming from McCain than it was for Hillary, but the steady hand argument just backfires, because by all accounts most people think of Obama as being steadier and more level headed on both the economy and foreign policy at the moment.

McCain looks like the desperate, erratic hothead, so the ad just leaves viewers thinking "great ad, wrong candidate." another dumb move by the RNC.

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 25, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama and ACORN Donation
 
Barack Hussein Obama recently made an $800,000 donation to the Marxist community-organizing group ACORN, which has illegally registered at least 300,000 ineligible voters. This has been very well-publicized and can be referenced in any Internet media search. Should we be voting for a candidate who stands idly by while one of his favorite nonprofits commits mass voter fraud? Is this somebody who respects the integrity of the electoral process? And also--Obama claims to be middle-class and to stand for the working man. How many American workers are able to make donations of close to a million dollars at the drop of a hat?
 
Five Reasons Barack Hussein Obama Cannot Be Trusted On Economy
 
1: To this day, Obama refuses to condemn or even criticize corrupt Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines, a key supporter of his, whose insane zeal for lowering the credit threshhold of new loan applicants played a pivotal role in collapsing the mortgage system.
 
2: It is undisputed fact that Obama voted to raise income taxes for all making over $42,000 annually as an Illinois state senator.
 
3: Senator Obama and key congressional Democratic friends of his such as Reps. Barney Frank and Maxine Waters (D-MA and CA, respectively) were instrumental in pushing for Clinton's Fair Housing Act, which required banks to lower their lending standards in an effort to boost minority homeownership.
 
4: Taken cumulatively, Obama's promised spending plans would add up to an increase in federal spending of ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Do you really think that ONLY those making $250,000 or more will be paying for something that massive?
 
5: Obama enthusiastically supported the $750 billion-dollar bailout that Bush wanted. In other words, Obama (who supposedly is a friend of the downtrodden and the hardworking taxpayer) likes rewarding corrupt, robber-baron CEOs with your money.

Posted by: theurbangrind | October 25, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have been employing this tactic for about 2 months to no avail. Insanity, the act of doing the same thing repeatedly with a known outcome, but looking for a different result. People don't care about sleazy attacks, nor the attempts at character assassination. They care about who is best to lead us out of this economic wilderness. It is most definitely, demonstrably not McCain.

Posted by: tydicea | October 25, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

No one in their right mind gives a crap about what the Republicans say, do or think anymore. They are going down, sinking, come November and they had better come to some conclusion that it is time they need to overhaul their party, their ideas, and their personnel.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | October 25, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Hey seemstome.

You do know that both Cindy McCain and Palin where once beauty contestants. McCain has a fetish for it. ive always felt that way since he picked her.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 25, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

John McCain has been acting erratically ever since he selected Palin for his running mate. When the economy failed his behavior became bizarre. Stresses on any president in the next few years are going to be extreme . They will be fatal for someone in McCain's health and mental state. When he steps down we will then inherit his Palin fiasco.

Now Colin Powell has recognized these facts and has endorsed Obama as being a cool-headed and logical leader who is more fit for the presidency.

Kipling said it best:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!


He was talking about men like Obama.


Posted by: seemstome | October 25, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

If the intention is to make viewers seasick, then this ad is great, otherwise, it is totally lame, like the Republican campaign.

Posted by: garry2 | October 25, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what the next McCain campaign stunt will be?


So far we've had:
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- "Drill, baby, drill"

- "Ashley the Fraud

- "Joe the pretend Plumber"

- "OMG! Bill Ayers"!


Am I missing anything?


Grampy McCain has become a very sick man in his old age, he needs to retire.


HEY MCCAIN!
.
Lie, lie to my face
Tell me it ain't no thing
That's what I wanna hear

Take, your lie to the grave
That's what an old friend told me
Look what it did for him

The truth hurts so bad, wouldn't you say?
So why tell it?
If ignorance is bliss, then you're in
Heaven now, My Friend.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gITOL-KFZ50
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha! Anther Yanni Fan posting :-)

May I suggest Yanni's classic

Yanni World Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACWdB7QX_F8&feature=related

Yes to Hope and Change! No to Fear tactics!

In support of Obama/Biden

Posted by: elizabeth141 | October 25, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

YYYYAAAAWWWWNNNN smack sniff grunt fart

what the hell else is new from the right wingers and bigots galore?


Posted by: llewis40 | October 25, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Yanni fans for Obama/Biden 08

The only storm McCain/Palin must worry about is the Yanni Fan's Storm!!!

Yanni - The Storm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSrH_oqnrl0

Posted by: cooday | October 25, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The storm came. It was called Hurricane Financial Crisis. Captain McCain ordered a red alert and then jumped overboard and was devoured by sharks. His first mate, Sarah Palin, was out shopping. Ensign Obama ook command and has been a steady hand at the tiller. We're not through the storm yet, but at least HE hasn't capsized.

Posted by: jpmcad | October 25, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Democrats courting all Republican and Independent Voters!

Obama’s message rings of a “Beautiful day coming to America” which is similar to Reagan’s “Its morning in america again”

Beautiful day coming to America

U2 - beautiful day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omFdpnSu57U

Army general Colin Powell and over 70 retired generals and admirals have endorsed Obama/Biden '08

Hope and Change backed by strength.

Our World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

The Mom Vote
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1197846/4274384
Change we need

Vote Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: cooday | October 25, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

It seems to us that whatever the RNC does to stir doubts in the public - they cannot stir doubts in the candidate. This man is cool, calm, and collected. ................

http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/24/the-root-of-obamas-calm-is-humility/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 25, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

When it comes down to it you vote in elections for your vision of America.

And the candidates vie for that vision in the message they present to bring about that vision.

There are two messages to choose from here in this election.

The McCain Message of FEAR, HATRED and DIVISION.

Versus

The Obama message of Change Unity and Hope.

One is an American vision.

When you vote on November 4th you have to ask yourself:

Which is your vision for America?

Posted by: walker1 | October 25, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

We'll see in 10 days.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

DON'T BELIEVE MCCAIN!

Trickle-Down=Tinkled-On

McCain will subsidize the rich and force the hard working middle-class in to extinction.

We Will All Be Slaves to the Rich!

Vote Obama Nov. 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

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