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McCain Mocks Obama for Feeling 'Vindicated' in Iowa


Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain speaks at a rally on Nov. 1, 2008, in Springfield , Va. (Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press)

By Juliet Eilperin
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- GOP presidential candidate John McCain told Virginians this afternoon that he deserved to win the presidency based on his economic plan and foreign policy expertise, suggesting that Democrat Barack Obama was too liberal and inexperienced to handle the nation's top job.

While McCain's age has raised concerns among some voters, today the Arizona senator referred to his experiences in the early 1960s and 1980s to bolster his closing argument in the presidential race. Referring to Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden's comment that Obama would be tested with a foreign policy crisis within the first six months of being elected, McCain told the audience at a local trucking facility that he had "personal experience" with the Cuban missile crisis that tested President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

Referring to his time in the Navy, McCain said, "I was on board the U.S.S. Enterprise and I sat in the cockpit waiting for orders to take off. We had a target."

Suggesting that the U.S. cannot afford another young president who could invite such challenges from America's enemies, McCain added, "I will not be tested my friends."

Joking that Democrats were trying to scare voters about his policy on Social Security this week because it was Halloween, McCain told his supporters, "I was there when we saved Social Security under Ronald Reagan. I'm going to protect Social Security... I'm not going to let Congress tax away your retirement."

As he has in recent speeches, McCain devoted a significant portion of his speech to discussing how Obama's brief exchange with Joe Wurzelbacher, known as "Joe the plumber," showed the Democrat was going to tax successful Americans in order to pay for his spending priorities.

"Joe's dream is your dream, to own a small business that will create jobs," he said, adding that small businesses account for 84 percent American jobs.

"He's a Marxist!" one attendee cried, while another shouted out, "Regular Americans for McCain!"

Seizing on a comment Obama made Friday that his faith in America was "vindicated" by his win in the Iowa caucuses, McCain mocked the Democratic presidential nominee for needing a test of the nation's goodness. "We learn more and more about Senator Obama. He said the other day that his primary victory 'vindicated' his faith in America," he said, as the crowd booed. "My country has never had anything to prove to me, my friends. I have always had faith in it, and I have been humbled and honored to serve it."

Given the financial and international challenges the country is facing, McCain concluded, the U.S. could not afford to elect Obama: "We're at a moment of national crisis that will determine our future."

The Obama campaign responded that McCain's latest line of attack was "pathetic."

"It's pathetic that John McCain would take a statement Barack Obama has been making for a year about his faith in the American people and distort it to attack his patriotism," said Obama-Biden spokesman Bill Burton. "Sadly, this is what we've come to expect from a desperate, dishonorable campaign that will say anything in a failed attempt to win this election."

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You've got to watch this SNL skit the Democrats tried to "pull" from the whole internet! Too much truth for thier liking!

http://msunderestimated.com/SNLBailoutSkit.wmv

Posted by: AverageAmerican1 | November 3, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The McCain people are in such a sad situation that they are now attacking Mickey Mouse and even dead people. What a hatefull bunch!

Posted by: ElMugroso | November 2, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

there's nothing "wrong" or un-American with premature ejaculation then either. For the record, I am not a "bigot" and would have no problem voting for a pro-life Muslim.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

There is nothing wrong or Un-American about Barack Obama feeling vindicated. Obama bet his campaign prospects on his belief that only 44 years after the demise of Jim Crow, America was ready to elect an African American President. Most thought he was crazy... otherwise, there would not be so much discussion about the Bradley Effect, or those bigots who consistently refer to him as "Hussein."

Posted by: jimestw | November 2, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

McCain Endorsed by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 11/2/08


(Do you think Obama will get angry again and throw their reporter off the plane too?)


"Welcome to the 2008 presidential race. This nation's liberal elite and its predominantly liberal media have anointed as the next president Democrat Barack Obama, 47, the junior senator of Illinois.

The liberal tutorial is that Sen. Obama is a visionary, a man of hope, if not the political equivalent of the Second Coming. And a plurality of the student body appears to accept this at face value. But Obama has sparse political experience, no executive experience, no leadership experience, really, and woefully little experience at much of anything.

That is, other than rationalizing quite leftist and collectivist views that include everything from the worst of command economics -- sure to turn recession into depression -- to perverting the U.S. Constitution by making it and the Supreme Court some kind of rule-of-law relative social re-engineering tool.

Talk about manifest danger.

The only truly experienced leader in this race -- the gentleman whose resume actually is worthy of the phrase -- is John McCain, 72, war hero, former congressman and longtime U.S. senator of Arizona.

John McCain is fiercely independent. And he makes no apologies for the principles he holds dear, even if they be at odds with the traditional party base. But he has never wavered in his core belief of what Republicanism (with a capital "R") and republicanism (with a lower-case "r") are all about:

Small government. Fiscal discipline. Low taxes. A strong defense. And a judiciary that does not legislate from the bench.

Compared with Barack Obama's long and dangerous statist laundry list of the ever more expansive role government should play in our lives, John McCain sums it up quite succinctly, quite effectively and quite nicely, thank you.

Indeed, we have differences that are more than quibbles with some of Sen. McCain's positions. We stridently disagree with his campaign finance and immigration "reform" efforts. And we've told him so face to face.

But it being, as once was written, a golden rule that one should never judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them, it would be imprudent of us to allow our respectful differences to preclude our support.

Thus, we again today wholeheartedly endorse John McCain for president of the United States. For it really is time to stand up and fight."

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

"I will not be tested my friends." There he goes again. A maverick indeed, who is so weird he can distort such a simple and well-meant statement, "vindicated his faith in America," for political gains. Its really a shame that there are people in this US of A who still listen to such mindless drivels. Well Congratulations America for electing another warlord! One thing you can be sure about is, if they don't test him within the first six months in office, he'll test them." Start girding up your loins.

Posted by: bpowerful2005 | November 2, 2008 2:50 AM | Report abuse

Obama feeling "vindicated"
HhhMmmmm
the fact remains the same he is a LAIR,VOTING PRESANT,IN ONE WORD NO CONFIDANCE,HE & THE DEM. WILL DO ANITHING TO WIN,, EVEN IF IT TAKES DISTROYING THE ECONOMY..AND THE COUNTRY

Posted by: koko44 | November 2, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

Funnier than John McCain on SNL-

The 5 Greatest Jokes of 2007-8:

1. I could no more disavow Rev Wright than I could an Uncle: I never in 20 years heard him say anything controversial

2. Allowing Mrs Rezko to buy me a sideyard was a Bonehead Move

3. Bill Ayres was a guy in my neighborhood:our kids knew each
other: I didn't know about the Weatherman

4. Khalidi was a guy in my neighborhood: I didn't about know his PLO background

5. I didn't know my Aunt was in America

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

STOP all of you ,stop please, ,listen to you guys. makes me wonder if some of you are on Obama's payroll???? since he got all that $$$$$$$.. or may be he was able to BRAINWASH you with his ad's
who did this to our economy???
Obama, blames George W. Bush,& the past 8 years, write???
the truth is you & I & every one else knows its the PAST 2 YEAR'S the economy been going down,
you guys never noticed lately Obama & the democrats talk only economy???
its their only subject.
IT ONLY MAKES SENSE TO SAY DEMOCRATS DID ALL THEY CAN TO BRING THE ECONOMY TO THIS BAD STAGE. since its for there advantage.
So please tell me now who is the bigger lair??????
Obama or MCCain ????

MCCain/palin 08

Posted by: koko44 | November 2, 2008 1:36 AM | Report abuse

DrainYou:

Are you just going to spam every thread, or actually discuss the topic, in this case Obama feeling "vindicated" prematurely?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows all about bailing out rich bankers and screwing over middle class and poor people, he's been doing it for years.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzDEbVFcg8
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McCain - Founding Member of the Keating 5:


McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.


Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud in both state and federal court after his Lincoln Savings & Loan collapsed, costing the taxpayers $3.4 billion. His convictions were overturned on technicalities; for example, the federal conviction was overturned because jurors had heard about his state conviction, and his state charges because Judge Lance Ito (yes, that judge) screwed up jury instructions. Neither court cleared him, and he faces new trials in both courts.)


McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."


McCain was not convicted of any crimes, though the Senate concluded that he exercised "poor judgment." (Furthermore, he got off on some charges by a technicality -- that he was still in the House when he took those vacation trips, and so the Senate couldn't prosecute him. The House concluded that THEY couldn't prosecute him because he had moved to the Senate.)


Here's some mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Telling that McCain/Palin go full bore on making unsubstantiated accusations against Obaama saying Obama thought like terrorist Ayers and unpatriotic Wright yet Obama/Biden have said little about the Keating Five and being married to an Alaskan secessionist. It's as simple as divisive, "them-against-us" hate mongering and a positive, unifying strategy.

Posted by: nick13 | November 1, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Re Florida Amendment 2,

Advocates are overreaching by trying to outlaw equivalent civil unions.

As I mentioned, lots of older retirees live together but dont want to marry because of estate issues and social security.

Many enter civil unions so they can have a say in medical treatment, hospital visits etc.

They dont want civil unions outlawed.

Amendment 2 may go down because of it.

As for gay marriage, my niece is gay. I went to her wedding in Massachusetts this past September.

I didn't catch anything!

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Good idea to amend the state constitutions, because the homosexual activists are showing no signs of slowing down.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

so...how many Republicans think Romney-Huckabee would have been a stronger ticket?

Or Romney-Giuliani? or even McCain-Romney?

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is like Darth Cheney Jr.


Is Palin a Whack Job?


YOU BETCHA!


Whack Job: noun - A crazy, possibly dangerous, person.
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http://www.allwords.com/word-whackjob.html
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Politico brings word that McCain advisors are upping the verbal leak campaign against Sarah Palin, who must long for the days when members of her campaign were calling her a hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack.

A top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless "diva" description, calling Palin "a whack job."
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/palin-a-whack-job-top-mcc_n_138523.html
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Whack job. It's a good charge, cause it's true! This is one of my favorite leaks from the anti-Palin forces working for McCain, right up with the claim that she's "going rogue." Like Iran?


I've never seen a breakdown in discipline like this on a presidential campaign. It testifies to McCain's lack of leadership and to the state of his campaign. Knowing they're going to lose, Mittens' kittens are angling for advantage against Palin going into the 2012 primary.


Ah, yes, the coming GOP primary. Fantasize, my friends, with me. It's 2011, Obama and the Democrats in Congress have passed good progressive legislation to help bring us out of recession, institute universal health care, and end our dependence on foreign oil. Our troops are home from Iraq. Then we will all get to sit back and watch Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and whoever else fight for the right to lose to Obama.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I heard about Dick's endorsement. Gee, that should swing some undecided voters!

We have Amendment 2 in Florida attempting to amend the Florida Consititution. Amendment 2 will define marriage as only between a man and woman but will also ban any "equivalents" like civil unions. Florida already bans gay marriage but it is not in the Florida constitution.

Lots of single retired folks here living together have civil unions.

I think it will be defeated. We will see.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

....I've had enough of campaigning for awhile.

While I want Obama to win, no matter what the outcome I wish our new President the best. He will have a hell of a job to do in the next four year.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be a nail biter out here in California on Prop. 8. BTW: Did you hear about Cheney's endorsement?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Rest is for the wicked.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm fine. I'll be glad when its over.

Then after a week's rest we can all start on 2010!

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Just waiting for Election Day. How are you doing?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

jaked: heehee. How you doing today?

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Well, Agnew WAS in charge of the Senate (until that unfortunate resignation issue ; )

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Nope. Palin is Agnew.

She's not talented enough to be Nixon.

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

No one is talking about Rashidi no more or the tape LA times hiding.
Money makes wonders !!!!!!

MCCain/Palin 08

Posted by: koko44 | November 1, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Now Palin is Nixon?!

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I know what the word "vindicated" means -- but, Obama has not won Iowa yet -- how about you look up the word "presumptous" next?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Who is more on the attack??? Obama people or MCCain’s????
One more LIE. SEE ?????

MCCain/Palin 08

Posted by: koko44 | November 1, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Listening to McCain and Palin is listening to the ghost of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

"real Americans", "real America" "socialists" "traitors" "they hate America" "terrorists"

"the silent majority" "fellow travelers" "soft on communism" "nattering nabobs of negativism" "elites" "liberal media" "ivory towerrs of liberalism"

Nixon is long gone from the Presidency and now long dead.....but his influence goes on.

Like it or not, Nixon was one of the most influencial pols of the 20th century.

Posted by: toritto | November 1, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

All this really reveals is McCain's ignorance. The word "vindication" refers to something that already exists. To say "my faith is vindicated" is to say that the faith I already have in America has been given verification. Eg. My faith in America as a land of opportunity has been vindicated by Barak Obama's life story as it shows that a boy from a mixed race marriage can be given access to an education which brings out the best gifts he has to offer to our nation. The faith I have in America as a nation of opportunity is VINDICATED by this story.

The question is, do we really want another president who is as clueless as McCain about something simple as the use of the English language? And don't get me going about Sarah Palin. She is, as some have said, Bush in a skirt (a very expensive skirt).

http://sarahpalinwatch.blogspot.com

Posted by: jbrinkmeyer | November 1, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else watch "McCain Revealed" on CNN?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else watch "McCain Revealed" on CNN?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

STOP all of you ,stop please, ,listen to you guys. makes me wonder if some of you are on Obama's payroll???? since he got all that $$$$$$$.. or may be he was able to BRAINWASH you with his ad's
who did this to our economy???
Obama, blames George W. Bush,& the past 8 years, write???
the truth is you & I & every one else knows its the PAST 2 YEAR'S the economy been going down,
you guys never noticed lately Obama & the democrats talk only economy???
its their only subject.
IT ONLY MAKES SENSE TO SAY DEMOCRATS DID ALL THEY CAN TO BRING THE ECONOMY TO THIS BAD STAGE. since its for there advantage.
So please tell me now who is the bigger lair??????
Obama or MCCain ????

Posted by: koko44 | November 1, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

John McCain says he's not going to let Congress tax away our retirement, but he's all for taxing our HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS! We can't afford to let McCain do that!! Most middle class Americans and MOST senior retirees depend on their health care benefits so they can still buy food and clothing their families, pay high prices for gas, and pay high taxes on everything else imaginable. Not to mention the HIGH COST OF THEIR HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS! How in the name of good sense can McCain even THINK about taxing health care benefits?? Maybe he can afford the best and most expensive of everything he needs . . . or WANTS, but MOST of the rest of us are living from one payday to the next, barely making it until the end of the month year after year.

We DON'T need another 4 years like the last 8 years we've had under the Bush regime. We NEED a president and vice president who will represent the working class in America; who will have a heart for our Senior Citizens; who will see that our children have the opportunity to have the best education on Planet Earth. That means we need Barack Obama and Joe Biden in our White House for the next 4 years, and another 4 beyond that!

Get out and vote on November 4th! If you don't vote you will have no right to complain after the fact!

Posted by: bethinWA | November 1, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Mc Cain is an idiot and all he has to do is open his mouth to prove it with out any doubt.

Posted by: philstoneys | November 1, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

It's taken much of his campaign for me to realize how good McCain is at mocking. Come to think of it, Bush was too. Here's Letterman mocking McCain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiwS1XIpuIc

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 1, 2008 7:25 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
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcdLO3jKkPo
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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. That's why you must spread this video.


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 | November 1, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

It's taken much of his campaign for me to realize how good McCain is at mocking. Come to think of it, Bush was too.

Here's Letterman mocking McCain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiwS1XIpuIc

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 1, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

DD163, to say he was in the cockpit waiting for an order is a damn lie,I don't care what your fighter pilot says,Everyone was on alert,And! John MCCain was! down in the officers quarters," Make Believe Maverick"is all John MCain is, Ask your friend WHO his CO was,ask him,His Damn CO was my Uncle, I don't want to hear anymore of your idiotic stuff.
That video was hilarious,
Only Sarah Palin would really think France's President would call her at her hotel, what an idiot.MCCain will probably be mad hahaahaha

Posted by: ruffian518 | November 1, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

This is a heart wrenching video that involves Palin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX5wSxgbGuM

Posted by: 1SuzyQ1 | November 1, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a Freeloader


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
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$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
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All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
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A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the f^ck, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff and goodluck to you in your newly minted 4th party gadfly status starting in 2009.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain or at least someone on his campaign should have looked up the word "vindicated" in the dictionary before he was allowed to open his mouth and question Obama's patriotism.

Posted by: 1SuzyQ1 | November 1, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

4 more years of "blaming Bush" for "past Bush policy"...This is their way. They find fault, but don't get a damn thing done...Reed, Pelosi and Obama.
The three stooges

Posted by: erdgeist | November 1, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Thanks "vbalfour" for pointing to the youtube video on Palin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbEwKcs-7Hc
I had a good laugh. She is really not very smart is she? I am so looking forward to not having to hear her shrill voice, "joe the Plumber" and all that garbage in three more days, when she can return to her front porch and watch the Russians.
Talking about Cheney: Looks like he has come out of the dungeon "invigorated" by the vitriolic depths the McCain campaign has reached! McCain/Palin supporters must be finally relieved that Darth Vader has arrived just in time to save the day!

Posted by: 1SuzyQ1 | November 1, 2008 6:29 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=5FD_M2BEl64

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
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 6:26 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=5FD_M2BEl64

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
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

What Is There In Obama's Past Or Present To Ease Your Fears About Him? When A Rattlesnke Gives A Warning, How Many More Do You Need?

Posted by: Georgiapeac21556 | November 1, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

McCain can mock Obama, but the truth is that McCain is running the standard GOP (Republican) party campaign -- dirty -- dishonest with smears, distortions, and lies.... McCain's out of touch, erratic, and clearly fighting anyway he can to win. Apparently the idea of being an officer AND A GENTLEMAN is an idea that McCain has forgotten.
McCain beats his chest (figuratively) about his "honor" but has run a dishonorable campaign.
The last thing we need in the oval office is another liar and fool.
As for Palin --the less said the better.

Posted by: abby0802 | November 1, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Biden went beyond just saying there'd be a crisis if BHO is elected. He also said that it wouldn't be apparent initially that what they were doing was correct. In other words, not only would we get a crisis, but it would be something that most of BHO's supporters wouldn't like at all. What could that be?

And, shouldn't we try to avoid getting ourselves into an unnecessary crisis?

Meanwhile, here are twenty non-partisan reasons why voting for BHO would be a mistake:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/008247.html

Please send that list to as many undecided voters as you can find.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | November 1, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

After Senator McCain began going negative, I am no longer surprised by anything he says about Senators Obama and Biden. I had respect for Senator McCain when he ran against President Bush, but he's shown his true colors this time. It's sad that he lost his integrity in order to win. And, to be very honest, I am really getting weary hearing about "Joe the Plumber." Should Senator Obama be honored to become our next president, if he handles the nation and its many challenges as well and as efficiently and wisely as he's conducted his campaign, we will become a greater nation.

Posted by: hawk423 | November 1, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

ruffian518

They were on alert and what McCain said was true...apparently Soviet ships would have been his target from what I just learned. They were on the cusp of bombing and sinking those ships...fact. source: another fighter pilot that was their in real time.

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

acutely savvy we are when it comes to
understand complex subplots in fiction however
down to reality we seem all blind.
Hello? mccain represents thanatos, period.
His compinche looks good for fashion opium pueblo. so what? a good looking psychopath who oozes secret underworld of incest, cruel forced
pregnancy of more beautiful daughter don palin
in love with.in fiction could perfectly be.
from there we land in palin charming and revitalizing prozac/gop natuerlich kissinger undsoweiter. they hate sexy precise good looking modern eros in action
fighting for life for the life of all of us in the globe. mccain the villain wants to bring the world down with him out of rage and intense hassad..
Time for the good guys 4once to land soon in the white house. in fiction definitely what we all want before it's too late.

Posted by: tabita | November 1, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse


McCain is sad and pathetic. I am sorry for him and for the ugliness that he has brought to the national discourse.

Posted by: champion2 | November 1, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

“Help to make sure that those who put others first are always taken care of and their sacrifices are never forgotten.” – Please show your support for us veterans before Veterans Day and vote McCain.

And fellow veterans’ have you also been walking down that lonely street of dreams? Well it is time to stop hanging on to the promises of yesterday, and walk alongside John McCain in bipartisan unity.

While a good president knows there would be no United States without veterans he would-not rightly put veterans in front of our Country (what true veteran would even want that?). Veterans barely survived these last thirty years and our funding has finally been getting on the right track, and with no thanks to this congress for adding billions in back door pork, earmarks and/or amnesty for illegal’s etc…As President McCain will stop this waste and has stated the VA will be properly funded. Yes, for once with President McCain it will be!

All our active duty military deserve the best Commander In Chief and veterans also deserve the best. McCain knows were he’s been and knows the way our country must go…

Whitesnake performing: Here I Go Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKTiwCez6Zs

WE HAVE NO MORE TIME TO WASTE VOTE MCCAIN

Posted by: pattipace7 | November 1, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

“Help to make sure that those who put others first are always taken care of and their sacrifices are never forgotten.” – Please show your support for us veterans before Veterans Day and vote McCain.

And fellow veterans’ have you also been walking down that lonely street of dreams? Well it is time to stop hanging on to the promises of yesterday, and walk alongside John McCain in bipartisan unity.

While a good president knows there would be no United States without veterans he would-not rightly put veterans in front of our Country (what true veteran would even want that?). Veterans barely survived these last thirty years and our funding has finally been getting on the right track, and with no thanks to this congress for adding billions in back door pork, earmarks and/or amnesty for illegal’s etc…As President McCain will stop this waste and has stated the VA will be properly funded. Yes, for once with President McCain it will be!

All our active duty military deserve the best Commander In Chief and veterans also deserve the best. McCain knows were he’s been and knows the way our country must go…

Whitesnake performing: Here I Go Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKTiwCez6Zs

WE HAVE NO MORE TIME TO WASTE VOTE MCCAIN

Posted by: pattipace7 | November 1, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is the only National Security expert I know that couldn't even fly his own planes. He's so good at what he does, his Daddy had to keep him from getting thrown out of the service.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | November 1, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

BTW I'm Voting For Mccain / Palin


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A

Great perspective and enjoyable to watch

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Kolbkl, The Enterprise was commissioned out of Norfolk along with the USS Essex,and Independence,forthe cuban missile crises,So it wasn't in Europe or Soviet Union like you said,and anyway, My point was that he lies!

Posted by: ruffian518 | November 1, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Well as for me...

I have often prayed David's prayer to "vindicate me oh, Lord..." I am also deeply asking this now.

vindicate: to uphold or justify an argument or evidence; to claim; to assert, maintain or defend against an opponent.

I also hope MY faith in America is vindicated this coming Tuesday. So be it.


Posted by: veracity99 | November 1, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Well I must confess that Barack does lack many of the experiences of McCain and Palin:

1. He has never crashed a jet or *hot dogged it through power lines putting tens of thousands out of electricity.

2. He has never been found guilty of abusing power by a bipartisan review committee in any state.

3. He has never left his wife on her sick bed to sport around with a healthier and richer model.

4. He has never spoken encouragingly to a convention of misfits that advocates Alaskan secession from "hated America."

5. He has never tried to sabotage his opponent's patriotism, and attempted to raise his audience's anger to hateful mob hysteria.

6. He has not been cool enough to blow off his education and party instead of (ugh) studying hard to graduate with high honors.

No wonder the McCain fanatics don't like Obama. He just hasn't had enough meaningful experiences.

* After a "hot dog" passes his fortieth birthday, he gets to call himself a "Maverick."

Posted by: robertchoward | November 1, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Another day, another ridiculous attack from Senator McCain. I'm beginning to suspect that English is not his first language...

Posted by: CohtR | November 1, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney has recognized a kindred spirit in John McCain. It is only natural that he would endorse the evil rancor that he holds within his mind. When at last McCain has to face the truth at what this campaign has cost him it may be too much for him to bear, if he has a conscience left.

Posted by: seemstome | November 1, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin gets pranked by Canadian disk jockeys pretending to be Nicolas Sarkozy:

Very embarrassing for her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbEwKcs-7Hc

Posted by: vbalfour | November 1, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Do you people understand what it means when Obama says his faith in America was vindicated. If translated into even simple English that statement would mean that, I have always had faith in America and that faith was shown to be justified. How could anyone interpret that statement to be negative, unpatriotic or anti American? Obama in no way suggested that he ever questioned the goodness of the American people. In fact he was saying just the opposite.

Why does McCain constantly try and change the discussion to one of questioning Obama's patriotism. Are there really people out there who wonder whether Obama cares about America? Why would Obama want to be President of a country he does not love? Obama has spent most of his life preparing to become a politician, why would he do that if he didn't care about America?

To kolbkl, as an ex USAF B-52 pilot I can tell you that McCain's targets would not have been in the Soviet Union. There is simply no way that the Aircraft he was flying could make it to any part of the Soviet Union. In addition I am fairly sure that none of his target information from the early 1960s would be considered secret anymore. I also cannot imagine in what way any of the experience McCain had in the Navy would help him as President. If anything the ghosts of his past treatment as a POW are likely to cloud his judgement.

Posted by: bjuhasz | November 1, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain is grasping at anything. He knows that there are many people who don't know what "vindicated" means. On Tuesday, Obama will be vindicated for refusing to sink to the level of John McCain, a man without honor and a disgrace to his country and the office he would seek to attain.

justified beyond a doubt

Posted by: seemstome | November 1, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

If sarcasm were a prerequisite for the Oval Office, McCain/Palin would be the team poised for a landslide.

Unfortunately for them, in a time of serious consquences, snarky comments about an opponent don't tend to persuade anyone other than the party faithful.

Granted, the snide comments worked for Bush in 2000, but we were all basking in the glow of the peace and prosperity of the Clinton era and could vote for a guy we'd rather have a beer with instead of someone who presented thoughtful policies about our most vexing problems.

Now, it seems that the thoughtful policies are winning out over the sarcastic mocking of an opponent.

Posted by: tsawyer_mv | November 1, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

To Saint,
You people make me laugh. The truth is you don't want a Black President, and if you took him on because he was Black, you would be a bigot and most people would be against you! Very safe to try and tell the world that Obama's a Muslim though, as that way you don't appear racist! You try to incite fear in everyone through lies! Hitler would have loved people like you!

What little self respect John McCain has left will be completely gone by Tuesday. Take heart though, your History test will be over on Tuesday! Here's the results! You failed!

As far as Palin being the future of the Republican party, she's already proved she can Lie, Cheat and Steal. With a lot of refinement she could become a real politician, but if the RNP back her next election, the Republican party will cease to exist!

Oh, I'm White, Over 60 and have voted Republican for 40 years. I've already voted for Obama!

Theonejrs

Posted by: theonejrs | November 1, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA!!!


YOU CAN'T ASK FOR WORSE PRE-ELECTION KARMA THAN THIS!


Dick The VP Throws McCain Under The Bush:


The least popular vice president in history endorses McCain, his personal choice to succeed the least popular President (Bush) in history.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Y8n9FWz4E
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In Barack Obama's prepared remarks for Pueblo, CO, he congratulated McCain on getting on Dick the VP's endorsement:


President Bush is sitting out the last few days before the election. But earlier today, Dick Cheney came out of his undisclosed location and hit the campaign trail. He said that he is, and I quote, "delighted to support John McCain."


I’d like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.


But here’s my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain’s going to bring change? Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/Obama_knocks_Cheney_vote.html?showall
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DON'T GET DICKED BY CHENEY, PEOPLE!!!


OBAMA/BIDEN 08!
GOTV TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4th, 2008!
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

DD13 posts...

"well I hope your half of America has the muscle to see it through because I'm certain it doesn't"

Number one -- America is one country.. the UNITED States.

Two -- if you are referring to those of us who support and have or will vote for Obama/Biden, half is too small of a percentage.

And by the way -- our "muscle" is the one that pumps blood. There is not another more important one in ANY body.

I hope the good I expect for America includes you and your family.

Posted by: veracity99 | November 1, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is pranked--extensively--by a false French President "Nicholas Sarkozy."

As the call becomes more and more farcial and unbelievable--as the "President", swears, makes double entendres, and sings, all in an exaggerated French accent, she continues. She never discovers it until it is revealed:

headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/11/shes-ready.html

Listen, and decide how she might respond to a false Vladimir Putin.

Posted by: caraprado1 | November 1, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

If Obama wins it will be 4 more years of "blaming Bush" for "past Bush policy"...This is their way. They find fault, but don't get a damn thing done...Reed, Pelosi and Obama.
The three stooges

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain and mockery - how ironic. We have a choice between an Obamanation and an Abomination. .................


http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/11/01/obamanation-or-abomination/

Posted by: glclark4750 | November 1, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

John MCCain thinks having Sam(Joe) the plumber is going to cut it, I think not,Besides everyone knows what Joe's about,He's using his 15 minutes of fame as MCCain's buddy!(not),to further his own agenda like country western singer, book,etc.If you listen to him talk,he's really quite dumb,in the things he says.he will be dropped like a loose noodle when it's all over with the campaign.
Perhaps John MCCain should hook up with his buddie Markus Arnheiter,while arnheiter was running a speed boat up the ME Cong Delta, equipped with unarmed marines,MCCain was hovering over him from above,shooting at the very speedboat.Markus Arnheiter,John MCCain, both,One relieved of duty for his stunts,The only Mutiny I think ever in modernNavel History. The other, John MCCain, the only one not to be promoted,returning from Vietnam,because of his stunts.And of course Sarah Palin , the spewer of hate!got race relations in an uproar here in Pa.Only the press doesn't report that.Just stupid stuff,like he said she said!

Posted by: ruffian518 | November 1, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Angry bigots, greedy fools, celebrate your ignorance. You deserve it. You must have really messed the bed. A black President!?
Michelle and Barak doing it in the White House!? You really must have messed up you Bush Cheney voters. Ashamed of yourselves, you try to put Palin/McSame up as "We'll get it right this time."

Republicans are getting spanked. Your mask slipped. America knows you now.

Lick your wounds, but go ahead keep the hate alive. Never tune to anything but FOX, Rush and Focus on the Family.

Seeeee Yaaa.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 1, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh, believe me DD163, I *do* need a shrink to help me understand all the anger I see in my own country. But my own situation doesn't change the fact that there is a lot of fear and hatred aimed at the Middle East right now -- and it needs to stop, just as racism of all kinds needs to come to an end.

Posted by: happyeverafter | November 1, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

"America's got a meassage this year:"

well I hope your half of America has the muscle to see it through because I'm certain it doesn't.

He will not and cannot achieve any success with his party. The looney, I give up democrats.

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

exeunt:

I am actually a trivia buff.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Sarah Palin should explain what parts of America are anti-American. What did she say? Small town people are real Americans.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | November 1, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love Dick Cheney. As much as McCain tries to talk distance from the "famous" duo, he definitely earned their support. Very telling. I'll take the intelligent side instead of the willfully ignorant. Screwed our country up, and they furthermore agree with McCain's stances to continue it.

America's got a meassage this year: Not this time. We've had more than enough. Sorry Bush/Cheney/McCain/Palin, but it's OUR turn. We want our country back, and the best for it.

Posted by: Obama2008 | November 1, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

,,,"Hussein" as a curse word that they should be ashamed of themselves and their own xenophobic bigotry."

save it for you psychiatrist

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Ruffian518,

Know your history.

The Navy is a big thing. Not every ship was in the blockade and the ENTIRE NAVY and US military forces were on alert.

John McCain, and many other members of the military weren't given targets in Cuba. He couldn't give locations, but I'd be willing to wager it was someplace in Eastern Europe or the Soviet Union itself.

Settle down.

Posted by: kolbkl | November 1, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

The only poll that counts is on Tuesday.

The liberal news have had their say for months, now it is our turn.

If you want America in good hands, vote for a man and a woman America can depend on.

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Bravo, DD163!

Thank you for posting a video that demonstrates Obama's ability to avoid another cold war. If the United States wishes to be a leader in keeping nuclear weapons out of enemy hands, we have to act as leaders -- and that means, avoiding hypocrisy and participating as the world finds an end to the nuclear arms race that has poisoned us all for the past 70 years.

I believe in peace; I believe in democracy; I believe in Barack Hussein Obama.

(And yes, that is his middle name: I think if his supporters are willing to use it too, we might finally show the rest of the country that there is nothing to fear. At the very least, we'll remind those who use "Hussein" as a curse word that they should be ashamed of themselves and their own xenophobic bigotry.)

Posted by: happyeverafter | November 1, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

DD163-

Are you right wing paranoids trying to make us turn from doing what we know is right out of fear? We Barack supporters are real patriots and we are not going to let fear stop us. You heathen can rage all you want.

So McCain is mocking us. What else is new? "Mock mock mock....." has replaced "P.O.W. P.O.W. P.O.W.", and "Maverick Maverick Maverick"

WHAT A RIDICULOUS CAMPAIGN MCCAIN IS RUNNING. DOES HE THINK WE'RE IDIOTS?
This country is better than that.

Posted by: rooster54 | November 1, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is gonna get us all Killed here's proof

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRBLi-Th4lk

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is gonna get us all Killed here's proof

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRBLi-Th4lk


Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

DD163

Could you please repeat & repeat yourself ... if you have nothing to say? Thank you.

Posted by: hchiba | November 1, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The only thing other countries "hate" about America is its intelligent and not-intelligent bombs ripping apart, terminating the lives of non-Americans.

See "Body of Lies" if the imagination can't generate shrapnel (from the comforts of McCain's warmed pilot seat) tearing into foreign flesh below.

This one-going killing (Afghanistan, Irak, Syria, Pakistan) and always from a safe distance makes other people, world-wide, turn with disdain when America talks about itself in a compartmentalized manner, like some god is on its side when non-American blood flows....

Posted by: hchiba | November 1, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Seven decades and then some more years McCain's constant pretension that younger persons lack presidential mettle comes from his underlying mean streak.

His bad temper (grinding ceramic teeth whilst twisting sour grins), inherent pettiness & underlying meanness is evident, even though (McCain) still struggles to hide his dark deformed nature. Who would want such an ever-deteriorating emotional persona in charge of a political team? Is this America's "dream" or nightmare?

McCain might try to assume a persona non grata role in grade-school performances of Greek tragedies - much too dark & acid-like to be anyone politically important in the present social & economic turmoil.

Posted by: hchiba | November 1, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

You guys never cease to amaze me. "Face it, people, John SIDNEY McCain III will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009."

Saint, I feel sad for you. Just like we need to stop polarizing the United States (McCain and Palin are constantly making speeches that reject certain kinds of Americans in favor of others; Obama says every day that it's not about Red America and Blue America, but about the United States of America) -- we also need to stop polarizing the world.

I don't believe in "Haters of America" -- but even if I did, I wouldn't believe that hating them back will end the hatred. Why does it frighten you if the people that you name are in support of Obama? I don't actually think that they are, by the way, I think you're paranoid -- but if they are, FINE, that would just increase this country's chances of diplomatic solutions to very real problems. I prefer diplomacy to bombs, and I want a leader who is both able to talk to the enemy AND able to be a strong military commander. I believe that McCain is the latter, but Obama is both.

On one side of their family, my children trace their bloodlines back to John Paul Jones, and on the other to a Persian poet. To me, they represent the diversity that makes this country great. We need to stop imagining that this is a country that is "hated" by the rest of the world, much less a country that needs to be afraid of people who are different from ourselves -- if we cultive the politics of fear, we will raise a generation that goes to war with itself. And I don't want that.

It's time to turn the page and vote for someone who appeals to our highest ideals, not our basest fears. OBAMA/BIDEN '08!!!

Posted by: happyeverafter | November 1, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Tuesday is going to be a good day, and Wednesday better.

Let's be clear: anyone who wields Barack Obama's middle name as a weapon (as is done all over the net by McCain supporters, including here) is a *bigot*. There's no other word for it. They're not using the name to clarify meaning, just to suggest that Obama is a crypto-Muslim.

This is in the same spectrum as the young woman trying to ignite race hatred by carving a 'B' in her face, the mailer showing Obama with fried chicken and watermelon, and the white radicals planning to assassinate a Presidential nominee.

So when you vote ask yourself, which of these men supports the America that you'd like to believe in?

Posted by: exeunt | November 1, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain / Palin 08!

Devil Dog163

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

McCain sacrificed his dignity and decency to end his campaign in attacks and lies. I will wait to read his book(I won't buy it but I'll borrow it from the library) in which he will admit he was forced to accept Palin and resorted to attack campaigning because there was "nothing to lose".

Posted by: silverspring25 | November 1, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain sacrificed his dignity and decency to end his campaign in attacks and lies. I will wait to read his book(I won't buy it but I'll borrow it from the library) in which he will admit he was forced to accept Palin and resorted to attack campaigning because there was "nothing to lose".

Posted by: silverspring25 | November 1, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

My, haven't we become emotional? Let's hope that leveler heads will prevail. That's one of Obama's most obvious positive traits: he keeps his head when those around him are losing theirs.
McCain sounds like a spoiled child, having tantrums, calling names. It's unprofessional and un-Presidential. The only way he can win is to play on emotions and tell lies. America does not need what he is offering.

Posted by: KateSaunders | November 1, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

John MCCain is a liar! He said he was in the cockpit waiting on orders,7that he had a target He's so full of it,My husband was also in the cuban missile crises and he said the ships were used for a blockade so russian ships couldn't bring nuclear warheads into Cuba, It would have been the ships firing at each other,MCCain was down in the officers quarters,he wasn't in no cockpit.Once again he lies, because my husband was there.Everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie.My husband also was a assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander,MCCain is a LIAR!!!!LIAR!!!

Posted by: ruffian518 | November 1, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

If the election for president and vice president were being held today

October 23-25, 2004

John Kerry 51%
George W. Bush 46%
undecided 3%

Posted by: DD163 | November 1, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

First of all, Obama isn't claiming to be the Messiah but he does place his faith in a certain carpenter from the House of David who became the ultimate community organizer. You have may have heard HIM called "Messiah" but have you read the Sermon on the Mount?

Sadly, McCain's personality has become corrupted by his Gollum-like lust for the golden ring. I expect him to start muttering "my precious" any day now.

Posted by: robertchoward | November 1, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

He wasn't questioning anyone's patriotism. Face it, people, Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Oops-Forgot to include Obama bin Laden! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Consider that Birds of a Feather Flock together.

No, I am NOT referring to Barack Hussein's associations with Ayers, Rezco, Wright...;

That is too easy, and most people supporting their "Messiah" choose to Blindly ignore the significance.

When know Haters of America, are asked:

Who would YOU vote for(To Hurt, or Damage a country you view with Hostility, or, at least make complacent towards themselves(You know-Capitulate to!)).

Who do YOU think

Hugo Chavez,
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Evo Morales,
Kim Jung Il,
Vladimir Putin,
or the Castro Bros,

Would be all together wanting?!

Golly Gee, what a lovely group of Supporters!

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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