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McCain's Seven-State Sprint: Arizona

3 a.m.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Addressing a crowd of supporters for the eighth time in 24 hours, GOP presidential nominee John McCain told his backers, "I have always put my country first. I promise you, I will put my country first."

When McCain headed to the podium, accompanied by his wife Cindy, he didn't bound up on stage but instead walked up at a leisurely pace and held his arms out with his thumbs up. But both McCains appeared relieved to have made it home.

Cindy spoke first. "Hello, Arizona, it is so nice to be home. Thank you," she told the assembled crowd. "It's been a long day coming home, but a wonderful day."

Her voice cracking with emotion, Cindy McCain said, "I am so proud to introduce to you tonight my husband, John McCain."

McCain began his remarks by telling one of his favorite Arizona jokes -- the one that takes note of the fact that he and fellow Arizonans Barry Goldwater, Mo Udall and Bruce Babbitt have all run failed presidential bids in the past. Udall, he recalled, liked to remark, "Arizona may be the only state in America where mothers don't tell their children they might grow up and be president. Tomorrow we're going to reverse that unhappy tradition, and I'm going to be the president of the United States."

The speech McCain delivered here did not vary substantially from the remarks he has made repeatedly over the last few weeks. Alluding to the nation's troubled economy, McCain said he would work to solve the current mortgage crisis. "Arizona, along with some other states, has some of the highest foreclosure rates," he said. "I will keep Americans in their home. And we will realize the American dream when I'm president in the United States."

But he also returned to the initial theme on which he had launched his campaign in 2007: national security. "My friends, keeping this nation secure is our first priority," he said.

Recalling how the mother of Matthew Stanley, a New Hampshire native who was killed in combat outside of Baghdad last year, had asked him to ensure that her son's death was not in vain, McCain said he would both pursue the war Stanley had fought in, and would also work to inspire other young men and women pursue the path of public service to which he had dedicated his life.

"I think of her every single day," he said. "That's what I can do, to ensure a generation of Americans to serve a cause greater than their self-interest."

While McCain's talk was largely upbeat, the audience that welcomed him home highlighted the polarization of American politics that has intensified over the course of the 2008 campaign. There was a sizable group of protesters standing across the street, chanting "Obama! Obama!" And as the traveling press corps entered the event, several members of the crowd started shouting, "Liberal media! Liberal media!"

Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), who spoke before McCain arrived, asked the senator's backers, 'Are you ready to prove to the crowd over there that they don't have much in the way of voices?'" The audience roared in response.

"Winning this election, from this moment forward, is not up to John McCain and Sarah Palin," Shadegg cautioned the group. "From this moment forward, it's up to you, and me."
--Juliet Eilperin

11:46 p.m.
HENDERSON, Nev. -- While John McCain and his allies have already logged thousands of miles over more than 14 hours as part of their cross-country rally marathon, they haven't run out of quips.

Introducing his friend here at the Henderson Pavilion, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he had endorsed a Republican for president this year because "country matters more than party" -- and he could afford to take such a risk, given Las Vegas' popular slogan.

"I know there are some Democrats that are unhappy with me that I'm here supporting John McCain tomorrow," he told the crowd, which roared with approval in return. "But that doesn't matter, because I know whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

"As they say in Vegas, it's show time," Lieberman continued. "Tomorrow is time to choose."

McCain put a slightly different spin on the catchphrase once he began speaking, predicting that a win here would help put Nevada in the GOP column. "What happens in Las Vegas is going to end with us winning this election tomorrow," he said. The audience cheered.

McCain attacks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in every stump speech, and he made a point of attacking the Nevada Democrat twice here in his home state. Suggesting that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama simply adhered to his party's line, McCain declared, "Senator Obama's never taken on Harry Reid. I have."

"This is the same Harry Reid who said in April 2007 that the war was lost," he added.

The pavilion erupted into a chorus of boos.
--Juliet Eilperin

8:08 p.m.
ROSWELL, N.M. -- When you're in UFO country, you've just got to joke about it.

At least, that's what GOP presidential nominee John McCain did at his rally here tonight. Shortly after taking the stage, he said, "I'm pleased to announce I've received the alien endorsement," which pleased the crowd that had gathered in the balmy evening air to hear him speak. "And I'm proud," he added.

He proceeded to make a regional pitch to voters here, saying he understood their concerns after representing Arizona in Congress for more than a quarter century.

"I am a Western senator. I'm from your neighboring state," he said, as his supporters cheered. "I understand border issues. I understand water issues. I understand land."

"I am prepared to defend the southwestern part of the United States," he added. "My friends, I understand those issues, my opponent does not."

But McCain also had words of sympathy for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, whose grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, died today.

"He is in our thoughts and our prayers," McCain said. "We mourn his loss, and we are with him in our thoughts today."

McCain sandwiched those words of sympathy in between remarks praising his running mate, Sarah Palin. With no transition, he followed his comments on Dunham's death by saying that Palin "is going to shake up Washington. I'm sorry she hasn't been on the Georgetown cocktail circuit, but she's going to shake things up in Washington."
--Juliet Eilperin

4:15 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS -- John McCain has not visited here since July 1, and while a large crowd welcomed him to the state this afternoon, some wondered whether he should have come a bit sooner.

Barack Obama has worked aggressively to bring the state into the Democratic column this election, and it now stands as a pure tossup. Mark Shaver, a 58-year-old attorney from Indianapolis who came out for McCain's airport rally, said Republicans can not assume Indiana's safe for the GOP.

"I wish he had been here before now," Shaver said in an interview. "Had he come here a couple of times, the people of Indiana really would have warmed up to him, had he advertised more. He's barely advertised here. Sarah Palin's been here three times, but he hasn't. I know you have limited time and resources in a campaign, but he may have taken the state a little bit for granted."

Shaver added that he thought the state would end up backing McCain tomorrow, but the margin between the parties would be close. "This is the sort of state ABC usually calls at 6:45 -- you're not going to have that this year," he said. "This is going to be one of those late-night states."
--Juliet Eilperin

2:14 p.m.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Penn. -- As John McCain and his campaign touched down here, just outside of Pittsburgh, they had a simple message for the men and women who gathered here in an airport hangar: McCain loves coal.

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge (R) kicked off the sooty theme by suggesting that Democratic presidential Barack Obama doesn't sufficiently appreciate the resource's contribution to the U.S. economy.

"He doesn't understand that 50 percent of the electricity in America is generated by coal," Ridge told the audience. "We're not only going to drill, baby, drill -- we're going to dig, baby, dig. Dig, baby, dig."

McCain went even further in attacking Obama, making a point of saying that his opponent told "a San Francisco newspaper that, quote, 'So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can -- it's just that it will bankrupt them." McCain deliberately cut off the quote in mid-sentence. It continues with Obama saying, "because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."

"I believe we need to control emissions, you know that, but I'm not going to let our coal industry go bankrupt, and I'm not going to let coal workers lose their jobs," McCain continued. "We can't abandon coal, my friends."

In reality, McCain backs the same sort of federal cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases as Obama, which will transform the utility industry and probably lead to higher energy prices in the short term. The main difference between the candidates is that McCain supports a 60 percent reduction in greenhouse gases compared with 1990 levels by mid-century, while Obama backs an 80 percent reduction by 2050, which is the target endorsed by most scientists who study climate change. Obama would charge all polluters for the greenhouse gas emission permits they would have to obtain in order to release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, while McCain would provide an unspecified amount of those permits for free.
--Juliet Eilperin

12:27 p.m.
BLOUNTSVILLE, Tenn. -- John McCain landed in Tennessee and promptly started talking about ... Virginia.

McCain's aides chose the airport hangar rally here because it was an easy way for the GOP presidential nominee to hit southwest Virginia and North Carolina television markets at the same time. Barack Obama isn't seriously competing here, but he is challenging McCain in such traditionally red states as Virginia and North Carolina.

A few thousand people from both Virginia and Tennessee showed up to cheer McCain on, along with the state's two Republican senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, and former Tennessee GOP senator Fred Thompson. Thompson competed against McCain for their party's nomination this year, but the two men remain close, and Thompson endorsed him after dropping out of the race.

"We need to win Virginia on November fourth," McCain told the crowd. "Knock on doors, get your neighbors to the polls. I need your vote!"

He also brought the crowd greetings from his running mate, "the governor from the great state of Alaska, Sarah Palin," and alluded to his appearance this weekend on "Saturday Night Live" with Palin's comedic doppelganger Tina Fey.

"I really believe Sarah Palin and Tina Fey were separated at birth," he told the audience, prompting laughter. "I really do."
--Juliet Eilperin


Republican presidential nominee John McCain held a morning rally in Tampa, Nov. 3, 2008. (Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

10:02 a.m.
TAMPA -- Call these events speed rallies -- the Tampa gathering lasted just over 13 minutes, as John McCain raced through the highlights of his standard stump speech. Standing in front a billboard that featured a skull-and-bones clutching a football along with Coca-Cola and Hess logos, the nominee blasted Barack Obama for his stance on taxes and drilling. (In the campaign's more light-hearted days, McCain used to joke he was a pirate. Senior aide Steve Duprey quipped today, "We only came here because we wanted a pirate in the backdrop.")

"Senator Obama's massive new tax increases would kill jobs, make a bad economy worse," McCain told a crowd of roughly 1,300 standing outside in the sunshine, which booed appreciatively in response. "I'm not going to let that happen."

Using a trope he has employed frequently in recent days, McCain said, "If I'm -- when I'm elected president, we're gonna stop sending 700 billion to countries that don't like us very much, including Hugo Chevez, my friends." He then tossed in a specific promise for Florida. "We will have environmentally safe offshore drilling, Senator Obama opposes it. We will drill offshore and drill now. And you know what? We're going to take more of those revenues and share them with Florida."
--Juliet Eilperin

9:53 a.m.
TAMPA -- Maybe McCain really SHOULD have all his rallies at midnight.

When the Straight Talk Express headed from the airport toward 65,000-seat Raymond James Stadium, it looked to be an audacious move. But the stadium was closed and empty. McCain's rally was in a field across the street, where there were all of 1,100 people awaiting the candidate, a disastrous showing for an election-eve event in this big, Republican town. A vast, fenced off overflow area went unoccupied.

But the candidate pressed ahead, no doubt aware that the densely packed crowd would still look good on TV. "Thank you all for being here," he said. "With this kind of enthusiasm, this kind of intensity, we will win Florida!"

He went on with his usual stump speech, including the part featuring his ongoing effort to call Obama the "redistributionist in chief." Yesterday it came out as "redistrict." In Tampa, he called Obama the "redistribution in [pause] ist in chief."
--Dana Milbank

9:26 a.m.
TAMPA -- In an elaborate, last-minute effort aimed at bringing undecided voters to his side, GOP presidential candidate John McCain embarked on a seven-state, 20-hour cross-country odyssey today.

McCain, who started out this morning in Miami, touched down in Tampa around 9:10 a.m. and headed straight to Raymond James Stadium for his first rally for the day. The arena gathering marked an exception to the airport hangar rallies that dominate his schedule today, allowing him to journey to as many cities as possible.

Nearly every place the Arizonan is visiting -- Tampa, Moon Township, Penn., Indianapolis, Ind., Roswell, N.M., Henderson, Nev., and Prescott, Ariz. -- is located in a swing state. The one exception is Blountville, Tenn., which campaign aides picked because it will ensure McCain will appear on television in both southwestern Virginia and North Carolina as a result.
--Juliet Eilperin

5:49 a.m.
CORAL GABLES -- The fire alarm goes off at McCain's hotel, the Biltmore, and sirens blare in the rooms, along with a recording: "An alarm has been detected and is being investigated. Do not panic." Nobody panics. They are too tired to panic.

McCain's motorcade arrived at the Biltmore at 1:20 a.m. Within moments, there were 58 people in line at the reception desk, where three clerks were taking credit-card imprints. The journalists received word that they'd need to have their bags in the lobby at 5:30 a.m., giving the McCain entourage roughly three hours to sleep. The campaign also announced that, because of logistical complications, half the press corps would have to skip two of McCain's events on Monday, which led to a mad scramble to locate another charter plane at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars.

At 1:45 a.m., reporters, camera crews and staffers picked up their bags and headed to their rooms. Getting on an elevator with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), a cameraman observed that his luggage had been left out in the rain and his clothes were now wet.

It is a luxurious hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and the kind of place where they put slippers at your bedside. But, with a 5 a.m. wake-up call, there was no time to enjoy the pampering.

At 7:35 a.m., two hours after reporters were directed to bring their luggage to the lobby, McCain hopped into his SUV. An hour later, Straight Talk Air, McCain's 737, is on its way to Tampa, the first of seven stops for McCain on Tuesday. The death march has only begun, and he's already half an hour late.
--Dana Milbank

12:35 a.m.
MIAMI -- You know Joe the Plumber. Now, meet Pepe the Feather Duster.

John McCain's motorcade pulls into the BankUnited Center, the University of Miami basketball arena. His campaign plane had just landed in Miami after a desultory day of campaigning in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. The candidate's spirits leap, however, when he sees a crowd of 10,000 awaiting him, many of them Cuban Americans and virtually all of them very, very loud.

Before he starts his speech, somebody whispers to him, and he scribbles a note to himself. When he gets to the part in his speech about the Ohio plumber who challenges Barack Obama on his tax plan, McCain checks the note he has just written. "Joe the plumber -- or, as they say in Little Havana, Pepe el Plumero," McCain tells the Cuban Americans, struggling over the pronunciation. "That's the last time I try that," he says.

Good thing. First, it's not clear why Joe's Hispanic counterpart would be Pepe and not Jose. Worse, McCain's pronunciation of the Spanish "plomero" -- actually, the more common word is "fotanero" -- makes it sound more like plumero, the Spanish word for feather duster. No matter: the crowd cheers the attempt.

McCain, in turn, is cheered by the boisterous crowd. They wave signs with messages such as "Viva Mac." A band is playing loud horn music before he enters, and the vocalist is singing, "McCain, McCain, donde esta McCain?"

Aqui esta. McCain comes out in an open-collar dress shirt with a windowpane pattern and a pen in his pocket. The crowd, though not Obama size, is many times bigger than those at his rallies during the day on Sunday. "We ought to have all our rallies at this time of night, I'm telling you," McCain says. Members of his press corps do not agree.
--Dana Milbank

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Soooo, JakeD.

What do YOU know about Obama's S-2433 Global Poverty Act(World Income Tax)?

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 4, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

wes1155:

People too stupid to think tomorrow is Election Day shouldn't be voting. Did you hear about the Obama campaign staffer who is registered to vote in THREE States?

Posted by: JakeD | November 4, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

JakeD:

Personally I could care less if McCain ever gives a concession speech tonight or otherwise. I'm willing to wait for the votes to be counted, that is the only projections that matter.

Now about your kick about alleged voter fraud, well they seem to be coming from Palin-McCain supporters. Did you happen to hear about the robo-calls in Ohio which were calling people stating that Palin-McCain supporters should vote November 4th and Obama-Biden supporters November 5th? It may sound ridiculous to us this would actually work, but I've know more than a few older people who might be confused by such underhanded dirty tricks.

There was a similar instance of this in North Carolina but in this case it was with posters. So it seems so far the only election tampering we know of is from Palin-McCain supporters.

Posted by: wes1155 | November 4, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Another Obama buddy: Beyond audacity
Monday, November 3, 2008

Barack Obama's audacity is a grave concern for anyone troubled by the Wall Street meltdown.

Sen. Obama continues to support Penny Pritzker -- the disgraced billionaire hotel heiress who helped sink a major bank that used subprime mortgage machinations -- as she helps fund his crusade.

Ms. Pritzker is the finance chairwoman overseeing Obama's fundraising and a "bundler" who has pledged to personally raise between $200,000 and $500,000 for him. She has contributed nearly $500,000 to Democrat candidates and political action committees since 2000, reports The Washington Times.

Pritzker, among Forbes magazine's 2008 richest Americans with a net worth of $2 billion, had run Superior Bank until she became a board member of the parent company. The Treasury Department closed Superior and its 18 branches in 2001.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation found the bank's failure "was directly attributable to the bank's board of directors and executives ignoring sound risk management principles." And that it "paid dividends and other financial benefits without regard to the deteriorating financial and operating condition of Superior."

In July, Obama said he and Pritzker "share certain core values about how to run organizations, and hopefully that will inform how we manage the government."

Barack Obama must be taken at his word.

Posted by: thecannula | November 4, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Huckabee voted for Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/user/charleslawlesss

Report of some states that are already decided because of early voting.
http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | November 4, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

For a guy campaigning on family values, John McCain has broken up a lot of marriages.

When he met his first wife (a swimsuit model), she was married to naval academy classmate of his.

After he broke that marriage up, she stuck by him loyally as he went off to war and was a prisoner for 5 and a half years.

When he returned to America, though, he found out that she had been in a car wreck and wasn't as pretty.

So he had a series of affairs, by his own admission, and dumped his wife and adopted family for a younger, very rich blond Cindy Hensley

Cindy, the daughter of a wealthy Budweiser beer distributor, was addicted to prescription narcotics and even stole hard drugs from a medical charity that she ran.

In February, 2008, the New York Times ran a big article about the unusually close relationship between McCaint and a young telecommunications lobbyist named Vicki Iseman (who looks uncannily like Cindy McCain did when SHE was 25).

They became so close that his staff, convinced they were having an affair, confronted both McCaint and Iseman, telling them to back off.

Now, a lot of people have criticized the Times for hinting without actually saying that McCain had sexual relations with that woman.

But really, it doesn't matter. It's a matter of record that he accepted money and favors from her, spent a lot of time for her, and did favors for her clients. Among other things, McCaint wrote two letters -- from a draft provided by Vicki Iseman -- to the head of the Federal Communications Commission -- which was way out of line, since McCaint headed the Senate Commmerce Committee, which controls the FCC.

McCaint's pressure was so outrageous that, even though McCaitn was in charge of funding his commission, the FCC commissioner wrote a letter back rebuking him for his interference, at the height of McCaint's "ethics in government" campaign.

So, was McCaint sleeping with her, hoping to sleep with her, or being subconsciously manipulated by a cute young woman?

It doesn't really matter.

He was being led by his groin into ethical violations.

Let's face it, he was 64 at the time and is 72 now. Whether he is still cheating or not, he seems to be led by his little McCaint witness the videos of McCaint checking out peeeuuu's Palin's butt during the speech where he introduced her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qUVQDmLf7s

McCaint...Where's that damn "fragrance consultant" I hired....'cus my campaign stinks.."

Its time for the voters to drop the children off at the pool.....flush Palin/McCain

Posted by: AlexP1 | November 4, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Also, heavy rains are God's warning to NOT vote for Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | November 4, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | November 4, 2008 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Attention all bitter people clinging to your guns, and your god. Get ready for President OBAMA.

Posted by: r4147824 | November 4, 2008 6:56 AM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72:

Don't forget his uncle in Boston, also a fugitive from the law, has gone "missing". More people conveniently disappear around Barack HUSSEIN Obama than even did around William JEFFERSON Clinton.

Posted by: JakeD | November 4, 2008 6:45 AM | Report abuse

wes1155:

I don't believe it is "hateful" to urge McCain, whatever the results are today, to not give a concession speech and keep ALL his legal options open. Or, better yet, ring Obama after Florida is called by the liberal media and congratulate him, but then call back half an hour later and "withdraw" said congratulations (a la Gore 2000 ; )

Posted by: JakeD | November 4, 2008 6:39 AM | Report abuse

The moment of thruth. I guess Hannity, limbaugh, and all the other multi millionaire pundits help bush sell the war, the patriot act, and other projects that turn off independents, and libertarians.

McCain thought he kicked ass at saddleback, but he drove independents, and libertarians further away trying to please the evangelicals.

He even picked a woman dumber then a box of rocks as a running mate. Now spin don't work when people are looking a their pocket books.

Posted by: r4147824 | November 4, 2008 6:33 AM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72 and those other hate filled trolls like him can soon crawl back under the rocks, bridges or into the ponds filled with slime which they inhabit. They can take their lunatic BFFs Andrew Martin, Jerome Corsi and Larry Sinclair with them.

America can do without these divisive people who revel in spewing lies, smears and trying to divide America. America deserves and needs better than that now.

I sincerely hope some of them at least will seek the professional counseling they desperately need.

Posted by: wes1155 | November 4, 2008 5:02 AM | Report abuse

Obama has raised and spent a lot of money when America is in financial crisis. $5 million on his acceptance speech in Denver with the light show and all the props.

Obama spent untold $millions$ on his recent TV commercial blitz. It is all about himself. Obama's brother lives in a shanty in Africa, living in poverty. Obama's Aunt, an illegal alien, lived in a Boston Housing Project for 4 years.

Obama promised a school named in his honor in Kenya that he would raise money for them. To this day, the school does not have electricty, running water or sanitation.

Americans, do you really think Barack Obama cares for you? He will bankrupt the coal industry to promote his own agenda. Obama, Pelosi and Reid will try and change the US Constitution to promote their own Party Agenda.

There are so many shady things about Obama, all which have been brought to light in recent days. From his ties with ACORN, a known voter fraud scam for many years, to the outsourcing of his campaign in Palestine, to his ties with known militants, such as Rashid Khalidi and Dr Khalid al Mansour. We have all know about Obama's connection with Bill Ayers and to Tony Rezco.

The State of Virginia did not send the absentee ballots to US Military Personel stationed abroad to prevent them from voting. Obama has a spider web that spreads Internationally. He has tried to buy the Presidency and he is trying to get it by questionable means. By any means! Sound familiar?

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 4, 2008 4:38 AM | Report abuse

On Tuesday I will exercise my right to vote.

I hope you will too. I hope you'll honor the sacrifice that others made for you so that you could stand up and be counted as a free citizen.

No matter how rich you are no matter how proud you are no matter how poor you are no matter how tired you are - people died to give you this right. For a dozen generations it has been protected with blood sacrifice and it is now delivered into your hands.

I've enjoyed reading your posts and debating the issues here. But the entertainment is over. It's time to stop jaw-boning.

It's time to VOTE!

Posted by: JohnQuimby | November 4, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Those of us who have been involved in Indiana politics for over four decades know that when McCain showed up in the Hoosier state the day before the election that it was an implicit concession speech.

He's toast.

Posted by: diogeron | November 3, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

TIN SOLDIER OBAMA'S COMING- COAL PLANTS ARE ON THEIR OWN- BANKRUPT- YOU CAN HEAR THE DRUMMING- ALL DEAD IN O-HI-O!!!

(WATCH McCAIN TAKE THE COAL STATES)

Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

TIN SOLDIER OBAMA'S COMING- COAL PLANTS ARE ON THEIR OWN- BANKRUPT- YOU CAN HEAR THE DRUMMING- ALL DEAD IN O-HI-O!!!

Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Attention Coal Producing New Mexico-
Obama has boasted to the SF Chronicle that his Cap and Trade Policy will Bankrupt
American Coal Plants and Raise Electricity
Prices-

Message from The National Republican Trust PAC
From Scott Wheeler


Dear Supporter:

The latest battleground poll from Fox News is out Monday afternoon for the key battleground states and it shows McCain is leading in Florida and North Carolina, tied in Ohio and Missouri and behind just a little in Colorado and Virginia. This is so close — McCain can win!

We here at the National Republican Trust PAC (GOPtrust.com) are targeting these battleground states for a McCain win.

As you can tell from the numbers, the election is in critical mode and any one of these state may make the difference in defeating Barack Obama.
*********************************
Please Go Vote Tomorrow!

Let's Prove Jack Cafferty and Keith Olberman Can't Intimidate Us!

McCain/Palin 2008

Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

The GOP Rats are Deserting the USS McCain in Titanic Proportions


The Republican rats are all jumping the ship. The USS McCain/Titanic is in full sink mode and all the traditional Republicans, strategists and party faithful are running away as fast as they can.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbjg9Hh17lI
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All of these Republican water-carriers who faithfully parroted every lunacy and vicious Bush/Cheney lie of the last eight years are seeing their Propaganda Factory shut down and put out of business. They can't control the national conversation anymore, so they're all angling to be considered "one of the good ones" in the post-conservative era. I look for a lot of these guys to start avoiding Fixed News Channel like the plague the next few years as they seek to rehab their reputations.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

"How can anyone who is not a millionaire cheer John McCain, who has said he wants to extend the tax breaks for the wealthiest instead of returning the tax for them to what it was during the Clinton administration, as Obama proposes?"
BettyW1

Betty, I know ten thousand or more coal miners in West Virginia this morning who woke up to read the Spectator and none are millionaires, yet all are questioning any support they may have had for Obama.
Bill Clinton said in 1988 that removing the cap on social secutity taxes was "regressive...no one wants to." THAT'S Exactly what Obama wants to do- it will hurt small business. Obama cleverly claims that 98% of small businesses make under 250k and therefore won't be hurt. He conveniently leaves out the fact that ALL SMALL businesses are included in his figure- EBAY sellers who work at home by themselves, for example. 50% of all small business INCOME will suffer additional heavy taxes due to Obama's unprecidented move.
His "most aggressive cap and trade policy"- his words- will put tens of thousands of coal workers out of work across the country- New Mexico, Colorado, W. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginis. WHO WILL EMPLOY THESE PEOPLE? THE SMALL BUSINESSES WHO ARE BEING MORE HEAVILY TAXED?

The NY Times last week covered the horrible jobs picture in Rhode Island- 8.8% unemployment as the state with the highest cumulative business taxes-

Wake up Betty, don't cut off your nose to spite your face, by voting for Obama in order to "stick it" to Exxon/Mobile and in turn ruining the entire job creating small and medium sized business sector in our great country.

Millionaires, like Penny Pritzker and Barbara Streisand can AFFORD to support Obama Betty- we can't.


Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Is McCain ACTUALY out on the Campaign Trail?
I found this earlier...

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr160/thelocke/hospital-shot.jpg

Posted by: thelocke | November 3, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama vs. jobs
By Ralph R. Reiland Pitts. Trib
Monday, November 3, 2008

I interviewed two plumbing company owners over the weekend about Barack Obama's economic proposals for small business.

One has 15 employees and 12 trucks. The other has 52 employees and 34 trucks. They're Joe the Plumber, writ large.

Both owners had the same reaction to Obama's proposed new taxes and mandates. To not have their bottom lines reduced by government fiat, both said they'd be forced to lay off employees.

pecifically, here's what the owner of the larger firm said regarding six of Obama's key proposals for the small-business sector: The average wage at his company, figuring the 52 paychecks of his office staff, installers and service workers, is $31,200, $15 an hour.

First, "Barack Obama and Joe Biden will require that employers provide seven paid sick days per year," states the Obama campaign's Web site. "I give three paid sick days," explained the business owner. His extra cost for this one new regulation would be $24,960 (4 extra days, 52 employees, at an average of $120 per day). "That's one of the women in the office," he said. "I can make up that cost by letting one of the office people go."

Second, Obama states that employers will be required to pay 100 percent of the cost of health insurance premiums for 100 percent of their employees or face a tax penalty. "I pay 75 percent of their coverage," explained the owner. "The family policy is about $11,000. For single guys, it's about $5,000." At an average annual cost of $7,000 per policy, his additional cost for 52 employees to cover the 25 percent of the premiums that he currently doesn't pay is $91,000. "That's the price of three installers," he said. "Just to stay even with where I am, I'd have to fire three more people or raise some prices and fire two."

The result is more unemployment or more inflation, or both.

Sixth, the increase in taxes on this small business owner from Obama's proposed hike in the income tax rate from 36% to 39.8% on incomes above $200,000 and the proposed increase in Social Security taxes comes to $32,000 per year. "That's another employee," he said, referring to the termination of another installer in order to just stay even.

As Obama explained in July: "We cannot continue to rely on our military to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."

As "well funded" as our Armed Forces personnel comes to $119 billion per year in paychecks for "community activism," a lot of money for registering dead voters, caulking windows, making sure that all the guns are locked up at the municipal buildings, and monitoring the airways to make sure that conservatives don't have too many talk shows.

Bottom line, Obama's economic plan doesn't hold water. Neither will our pipes.

Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised that Grampy McCain and Alaskan Blunder Woman are getting their butts kicked in this election because I'm still trying to figure out what the McCain campaign message is, other than:
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"Don't vote for the scary black guy"
-MCCAIN/PALIN 08!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd0Kb2SnD_Q
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

It will be interesting and fun to watch the GOP shrink to a few nativist haters, a couple of religious nuts, and the Kathryn Jean-Lopez's of the world in the next few years.


As long as the Rethuglican party continues to offer huge outsized tax breaks for the filthy rich and nothing for everyone else, the extremist nuts will be the only one's left carrying the GOPer banner after 2008.


I think it is going to be a while before we hear about the big tent Republican party.


Ladies and Germs...I give you your 2009 Republican party:


All hail the GOPer "pup tent party"!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5mdIPNB8t8
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN - JUST LIKE BUSH AND CHENEY...ONLY WORSE!!!


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 3, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Dick The VP Throws McCain Under The Bush!!!


The least popular vice president in history endorses John McCain, his personal choice to succeed the least popular president in history.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Y8n9FWz4E
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In 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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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 5:06 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.
.
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.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what the next McCain campaign stunt will be?


So far we've had:
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- Ashley the Sociopathic Fraud

- Joe the Liar, Fraud and Tax Cheat Plumber

- OMG! Bill Ayers!

- Drill, baby, drill

- Watch out for the scary ACORN's!

- It's not Socialism but maybe it is if I scream it loud enough!!!

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


We still have about 15 hours left...


COME ON GRAMPY MCCAIN, I KNOW YOU'VE GOT ONE MORE CAMPAIGN STUNT LEFT IN YA!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnb2IrsU1Cg
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Gator-Ron; I seem to be getting blocked from Posting a Transcript of it.

But It seems I can Mention S-2433 Global Poverty Act(World Income Tax).

This little "Pet" Bill of Barack Hussein's, is REALLY worth the Time to Look Up!

Seems, he wants the President to be responsible for All the World's poor!

While we cannot even take care of our own!

Do you think he might be thinking of Eastern Africa?

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 3, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I think that JakeD said he was golfing on another post.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | November 3, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

There is little question that Obama has failed to prove he is a "natural born" citizen and, therefore, eligible to be President of the United States.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | November 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

There is little question that Obama has failed to prove he is a "natural born" citizen and, therefore, eligible to be President of the United States.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | November 3, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

No pronouncement of victory by JakeD. Has modesty cought up with you? Lets hear the blather about no inauguration for Obama, etc.

Posted by: Gator-ron | November 3, 2008 4:12 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.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

No pronouncement of victory by JakeD. Has modesty cought up with you? Lets hear the blather about no inauguration for Obama, etc.

Posted by: Gator-ron | November 3, 2008 4:09 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.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

There is little question that Barack Obama is the best candidate for the country, and many Americans see it as a no-brainer. Unfortunately a sufficient number of those without brains need to let go of their fears before it can happen.

see opine-blog.com

Opine editor

Posted by: OpineEditor | November 3, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

There is little question that Barack Obama is the best candidate for the country, and many Americans see it as a no-brainer. Unfortunately a sufficient number of those without brains need to let go of their fears before it can happen.

see opine-blog.com

Opine editor

Posted by: OpineEditor | November 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:29 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.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 3:28 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.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 3:25 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.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 3:22 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.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


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.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


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.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

ahhh Saint: You brought it on yourselves.

Tomorrow.......:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Have you seen Obama explaining his tax plan on CNN?

He said if you make less then $250,000 you MAY get a tax cut. Even his bait and switch tax plan is falling apart.

45% of lower income earners depend on their week to week paychecks to pay the bills. Please Democrats, stop this cruel bait and switch the poor and electing Gov. Palin into the office.

I trust a woman with budgeting more than some in a senators promises.

Posted by: peterdaol | November 3, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

ahhh Saint: You brought it on yourselves.

Tomorrow.......:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Final Presidential Polling Results...(there have been 3 to 4 times as many polls conducted this year than in 2004!)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/02/latest-presidential-polls_n_140177.html

Posted by: AJ2008 | November 3, 2008 2:52 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=hnb2IrsU1Cg
.


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 | November 3, 2008 2:37 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=ek3jAkx9m10

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=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 2:24 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=ek3jAkx9m10

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=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 3, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

WASHINGTON – A juror who vanished during Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial told the judge Monday she lied about her father dying and flew to California to see horse races.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Marian Hinnant, identified as juror No. 4, to return to court to explain why she disappeared during jury deliberations. Hinnant, 52, brought a stack of handwritten notes with her to the court Monday along with public defender A.J. Kramer, and told the judge that her father hadn't died and she was at the Breeders' Cup in Arcadia, Calif.

She apologized for lying, and then started a long rambling story about horses, which included references to horse breeding, the Breeders' Cup, drugs, President Ford's son Steven and her condo in Florida being bugged.

Typical Alaska....:-)

Tomorrow.....:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

WASHINGTON – A juror who vanished during Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial told the judge Monday she lied about her father dying and flew to California to see horse races.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Marian Hinnant, identified as juror No. 4, to return to court to explain why she disappeared during jury deliberations. Hinnant, 52, brought a stack of handwritten notes with her to the court Monday along with public defender A.J. Kramer, and told the judge that her father hadn't died and she was at the Breeders' Cup in Arcadia, Calif.

She apologized for lying, and then started a long rambling story about horses, which included references to horse breeding, the Breeders' Cup, drugs, President Ford's son Steven and her condo in Florida being bugged.

Typical Alaska....:-)

Tomorrow.....:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

WASHINGTON – A juror who vanished during Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial told the judge Monday she lied about her father dying and flew to California to see horse races.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Marian Hinnant, identified as juror No. 4, to return to court to explain why she disappeared during jury deliberations. Hinnant, 52, brought a stack of handwritten notes with her to the court Monday along with public defender A.J. Kramer, and told the judge that her father hadn't died and she was at the Breeders' Cup in Arcadia, Calif.

She apologized for lying, and then started a long rambling story about horses, which included references to horse breeding, the Breeders' Cup, drugs, President Ford's son Steven and her condo in Florida being bugged.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: SAINT---The | November 3, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The politics of division do not work anymore. Maybe, in the future, a Republican will try running on their record, rather than demonizing the opposition.

Bye Bye McCain...and Dole...(fill in the blank)

The anti-Obama ad that even the networks won't run:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | November 3, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

The politics of division do not work anymore. Maybe, in the future, a Republican will try running on their record, rather than demonizing the opposition.

Bye Bye McCain...and Dole...(fill in the blank)

The anti-Obama ad that even the networks won't run:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

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

Maybe the next Republican to run for president will try something new...running on their record, instead of making it all about demonizing Democrats.

The politics of division doesn't work anymore.

Here's an anti-Obama attack ad that even the networks won't run:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | November 3, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the next Republican to run for president will try something new...running on their record, instead of making it all about demonizing Democrats.

The politics of division doesn't work anymore.

Here's an anti-Obama attack ad that even the networks won't run:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | November 3, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Soooooo Toritto,

Are YOU talking about those evil Racist RepubliCANS who just had Colin Powell and Dr. Condi Rice as the Secretaries of State?

Along with all the other so-called "Minority"
Group appointees-Competent and Moronic! ;~)

After two Terms, EIGHT Years of African American Secretaries of State, the World is not going to Flip-out over a Happa Haole(That's Half White, there Mange-Landers) President!

Now, a World Labor Party Stooge they all helped get in...

Well Now!

That's;

NEW!

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

Maybe the next Republican to run for president will try something new...running on their record, instead of making it all about demonizing Democrats.

The politics of division doesn't work anymore.

Here's an anti-Obama attack ad that even the networks won't run:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | November 3, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Of course McCain is going to Tennessee, he has to weigh in with the guys who are going to be doctoring the votes.

The fact that national election votes are housed on servers controlled by right wing hacks is absurd.

The mainstream media has no, to borrow from Nader, nuts. Chicago got all of the negative attention, not Arizona. Acorn got all of the negative attention, not Diebold and Smartech.

If McCain successfully steals this election, the mainstream press will have been complicit.

Of course, McCain is going to Tennessee. For the same reason his campaign led him to Colombia: he's dirty.

Posted by: jrob822 | November 3, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

This nation is on the verge of something historic - the election of a smart, competent black man as President of the United States. If is fair to say the entire world is watching. It is also fair to say the vast majority is rooting for a Republican defeat. If you don’t believe me you clearly don’t read anything.

How did we get to this place and time? How did a freshman Senator inspire millions of voters to finance his unlikely campaign? Why is he leading in the polls? How did this happen?

Well, I’ll tell you how it happened for me.

I was one of those who had doubts about the Iraq war. I did not believe that Iraq was an imminent threat to the United States. Not that Saddam was a good guy ( he wasn’t) however there are lots of bad guys in the world who are not an imminent threat to us whom we don’t attack. We were already flying over his country everyday. There was a tight embargo. Unless he had nuclear weapons how big a threat could he be?

The Administration then lied to us about Saddam and his weaponry.. Further, it sent out a duped Colin Powell to convince us. Bush knew we would believe Colin. So the United States of America, beacon of liberty, attacked a third world country, destroyed its hapless military, made rubble of its infrastructure and occupied it.

Later the lies came out. There were no dangerous weapons. Just fudged intelligence.

The Dems swept into control of Congress in 2006. Bush’s veto could override a 51-49 majority in the Senate so the war went on. Notwithstanding every indication that the majority of Americans didn’t want this war to continue, it went on anyway with no end date. I watched as we tortured prisoners, suspended Habeas Corpus and shredded the Constitution. I watched as Bush politicized the Justice Department and placed incompetent political hacks in high office. Then came the financial collapse.

So here we are. Tens of millions of us have made this journey starting a different places for different reasons; a journey which began with a distaste and disgust with Bush to a point where we may take our country back. Tens of millions have worked hard, made whatever donations we could afford and are already voting in many states.

The whole world is rooting for us to succeed. The whole world needs an America they can look up to again.

MAKE SURE YOU VOTE!

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

He is 72 years old. Are they trying to kill him before Election Night is over? I appreciate the effort, but this is nuts.

Posted by: kitcarlson | November 3, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Obama in Ohio yesterday:

In Cleveland, according to the city's safety director, Martin Flask, 80,000 people turned out to hear the 47-year-old U.S. senator from Illinois, making it the largest single political event in Northeast Ohio since Democrat John F. Kennedy rallied more than 100,000 people at Euclid Beach Park during his 1960 presidential campaign.

Barack Obama returned to Ohio Sunday to rally tens of thousands of people in the state's three largest cities, whose support is crucial to any Democratic victory in a state known for its evenly divided electorate.

Obama, within reach of becoming the first black president in U.S. history, found rapturous crowds in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati that spilled out of parks and stadiums and into surrounding streets -- 21 months after launching a campaign propelled by new and young voters and by virtually unanimous support from black voters.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

How about, Malisa the prostitute. Please, give us more info for this is ridiculous.

Posted by: justada56 | November 3, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

"How can anyone who is not a millionaire cheer John McCain, who has said he wants to extend the tax breaks for the wealthiest instead of returning the tax for them to what it was during the Clinton administration, as Obama proposes?"
BettyW1

Betty, I know ten thousand or more coal miners in West Virginia this morning who are waking up to read the Spectator and none are millionaires, yet all are questioning any support they may have had for Obama.
Bill Clinton said in 1988 that removing the cap on social secutity taxes was "regressive...no one wants to." THAT'S Exactly what Obama wants to do- it will hurt small business. Obama cleverly claims that 98% of small businesses make under 250k and therefore won't be hurt. He conveniently leaves out the fact that ALL SMALL businesses are included in his figure- EBAY sellers who work at home by themselves, for example. 50% of all small business INCOME will suffer additional heavy taxes due to Obama's unprecidented move.
His "most aggressive cap and trade policy"- his words- will put tens of thousands of coal workers out of work across the country- New Mexico, Colorado, W. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginis. WHO WILL EMPLOY THESE PEOPLE? THE SMALL BUSINESSES WHO ARE BEING MORE HEAVILY TAXED?

The NY Times last week covered the horrible jobs picture in Rhode Island- 8.8% unemployment as the state with the highest cumulative business taxes-

Wake up Betty, don't cut off your nose to spite your face, by voting for Obama in order to "stick it" to Exxon/Mobile and in turn ruining the entire job creating small and medium sized business sector in our great country.

Millionaires, like Penny Pritzker and Barbara Streisand can AFFORD to support Obama Betty- we can't.

Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Okay, I certainly understand that. But how many Americans are making $30,000.00 a year. Why is this not mentioned. You all must be richer than us, that's a fact.

Posted by: justada56 | November 3, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

We are Joe the plumber and this is Sparta .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aat3ArHUcEo
more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTjnhS96Nyo
___________________________________________
.......... COMMANDER * IN * CHIEF .........

............... JOHN * McCAIN .............
___________________________________________

Posted by: RaZoR777 | November 3, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Being a Canadian, I guess I just don't get it with all respect. Why would you vote for same after 8 years and a once powerful and gracious Country falling, and fast.
Nothing but sorrow for all of you. Your brave young men and women don't have a job, a home, nor proper medical aid to hope for if and when they come home. All you people are having a bugger of a time. Just explain with respect for my ignorance. You are our nieghbours and best friends.
And before you judge me, I believe in being able to protect yourself with a fire arm. A cash of semi automatics is a different story. But the issue is, your in a mess. May your God Bless you all.

Posted by: justada56 | November 3, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

wait, is it possible that the people that show up at today's rallies (both for McCain and Obama) are already set on voting for their respective candidates?

furthermore, are any of the undecided voters going to truly pay attention to these rallies?

one more point, how many of the still (don't know how) undecided voters our there are just not going to vote?

Posted by: SC4RR3D | November 3, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Roswell has more space aliens than Klansmen.

Posted by: JakeD | November 3, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Oh there goes John McCain!

Traveling all over the God D'ed KKK of A!

Talking to those Common People with all their Religion and Guns!

Not Redistributing any of their Wealth to Black People!

Fortunately, Auntie might be safe!-For Now!

BTW-Just How many Liberal Judges;

Does it take to Screw-Up a Nation?

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 3, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Where was the McCain I saw in Tampa today, say for the last two months of this campaign? He was hitting all the pots and right notes at that rally. Too bad it's way past too late...

http://www.political-buzz.com

Posted by: parkerfl1 | November 3, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden Football Team
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55BZ2gSsSmY

Change we need
Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: cooday | November 3, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

jakeD:

Latest from Tampa - "Where is everybody?"

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2008/11/tampa-tampa-ral.html

Tomorrow......:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

McCain don't need to be comin' round here in Missouri. The Redneck Gazette done said Obama is gonna win. But they don't take no pole or nothin' - they is just talking. .........


http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/11/03/redneck-gazette-obama-gonna-win/

Posted by: glclark4750 | November 3, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

toritto:

Bush did not get 15,000 at MIDNIGHT! Regardless, what matters is how many vote. If McCain gets more than Bush's 60+ million, he will win.

Posted by: JakeD | November 3, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

That's why you get paid the big bucks, Milbank. So much for McCain being "too old" to be President.

Posted by: JakeD | November 3, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse


LONG LINES AT THE POLLS, MACHINE IRREGULARITIES:

HOW COME MAINSTREAM MEDIA IGNORES THE WARNING SIGNS?

Why is it that Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is one of the few mainstream journalists who recognizes that the long lines at the polls amount to a de facto poll tax, skewing the results of the election?

Or that reports of electronic voting machine irregularities could be symptomatic of a systemic condition that could be siphoning votes from one candidate to the benefit of another?

And those long lines: There is a phenomenon known as "store mobbing." It's a tactic used by so-called community or gang stalkers to harass and intimidate fellow citizens who are victims of so-called "extrajudicial targeting."

Could we be seeing a variation on this tactic that might be termed "poll mobbing" -- a group of people who arrive at certain targeted polling places to stand in line, extending the time it takes to cast a ballot?

As Maddow remarked on last night's program, how many voters can afford to take several hours off from work to exercise their constitutional right to cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice?

Those would-be voters who are frustrated by the long lines should observe other people in line carefully. Are there people standing in line who, when they get to the front of the line, suddenly drop out and reposition themselves further back in line?

If so, they could be engaging in a crude but effective means of voter suppression.


BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are "gang stalking" American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens
OR members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 3, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

New coal fired electricity plants will still be built......in China.

Remember Beijing before the Olympic cleanup? All those folks wearing face masks? Smog thick enough you couldn't see the next street corner?

Yeah we want that!! Gimme that ole black lung!

That Obama speech was made in January - seems like you're a little late.

Tomorrow.......:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I have a friend named Joe, who is a Registered Nurse. His father, fleeing Orteaga's communist regime, brought him to America in the 1980's. Joe has been a conservative all his life.

Joe the Nurse surprised me when he told me he voted for Obama this time. He said, "McCain represents the past. If Obama doesn't win by a landslide, we'll know the elections were rigged."

Posted by: rooster54 | November 3, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Latest electoral map:

http://news.yahoo.com/election/2008/dashboard

Obama 338 electoral votes WITHOUT North Carolina.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Tampa: McLame had a rally in front of Raymond James Stadium (he wouldn't dare hold it inside!) this morning.

He got 1,100 people - eleven hundred folks.

Bush held a rally at the same spot in 2004 and got 15,000.

McLame is toast.

Counseling will be available on Wednesday for the near hysterical and the morbidly depressed......brought to you by an effete liberal.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | November 3, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Sunday, November 02, 2008
Gateway Pundit
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO--

OBAMA TOLD A SAN FRANCISCO AUDIENCE THAT HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY!

ATTN: Coal states Virginia , OHIO, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, West Virginia, and Indiana, guess what Obama told San Francisco about you?

from his talk to the San Francisco Chronicle in January 2008:


"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I've said with respect to coal, I haven't been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It's just that it will bankrupt them."

Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

57% of americans consider
themselves Conservative,
How can obama possibly win
he is so liberal he is socialist?
the drama unfolds,
will americans wake up
to the most liberal
freshman senator.???
tune in,
we'll find out
tomorrow

NOBAMA08

Posted by: USA3 | November 3, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

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