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This is Republican Chestnut Night. The speakers’ attacks on the Democratic Party thus far are the very same that Ronald Reagan made 28 years ago, or Richard Nixon 40 years ago. “It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency!” Mitt Romney just vowed -- as if welfare reform had yet to happen. Romney chastised the government in Washington -- even the Supreme Court -- for charting a liberal course, seemingly forgetting who’s on the Court and which president put them there. A more partisan view of history hasn’t been heard from since Stalin wrote Trotsky out of the history of the Russian Revolution.

By Harold Meyerson  | September 3, 2008; 9:31 PM ET
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Yes, you would think they have not been in charge the greater part of the last 8 years.

Posted by: Olive | September 3, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

when they criticize the supreme court, it is worth remembering that there have been exactly two democratic appointments in the last forty years.

Posted by: pt | September 3, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Comparing Republicans to communists may be approapriate with regard to their authoritiarianism, although I consider them to be fascists. Democrats, for the most part, have been far too timid in educating the general public about how the policies and values of this bizarre alliance of big money and evangelical Christians is a primary cause of the decline of representative democracy in the United States.

Posted by: Xiao Peng | September 3, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

This election has been a true wake up call to all women. While each party has put forth the same rhetoric as in days gone by as reported here, suddenly the status of women as Americans has come into focus.

The Liberal Democrats have charged up the Good Ole Boy network with Dean and the Kennedys at the helm to ensure there was no woman on their ticket - either in the number 1 or 2 slot. Worse yet they slandered the female contender - they said she was "pimping" her daughter while Obama paraded his daughters (minors) all over the country at all hours. They ridiculed her foreign relations work as First Lady for Obama who voted Present more than yea or nay. And they succeeded. Good Ole Boy politics at their best.

Now it is the Republicans turn in the spotlight. Yes they say the same old things but the conservatives have actually put a woman on the ticket - yes a real female. The Democrats, the Good Ole Boys, and Obama have gone into high gear to dismiss Sarah Palin by criminalizing her for being a working mother among many other things related solely to being a woman and a mother. Now that is different - right? The Democrats always portrayed themselves as the women's party - right?

No - for women - this is not politics as usual. The entire balance has been disrupted. Obama has struck back with scare tactics - vote for McCain and lose your right to choose. But this is the same Obama who has excelled at woman bashing. In fact he said with great confidence that he was more experienced than Sarah Palin because he was running a Presidential campaign. Really? That is a credible one up on Sarah Palin?

So women - where do you go? Do you pick an issue and accept the disrespect and the prejudice? Do you vote for abortion and support a party that criminalizes working mothers? Do you vote for a party willing to give a woman an equal chance but married to the religious right?

Maybe it is time for women to unite as African Ameircans did for Civil Rights. Maybe women do need to vote with their anatomy first like African Americans did and put all other issues that divide us second. The slogan is "divided we fail" and it is true.

This woman is voting for true CHANGE - I am voting for Sarah Palin 08.

Posted by: Rise Up Women | September 3, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Shame on you Governor Romney! In your greed to become President in 2012 you have sold your values and ideals to the Republican Party that will NEVER vote for you despite your solid record because of your religion. The same people who are all thrilled with the pregnancy of the younger Palin are the ones who think nothing of the poorest and the weakest in our society. If it had been Obama's daughter that got pregnant I sincerely doubt we would have heard the "life happens" stuff we have been hearing all week.

I cannot believe I voted for you here in Massachusetts and if I could I would take my vote back. Your groveling to these folks is simply PATHETIC! You are waaaaay too smart not to know this. I think you would have been the nominee (of the Democratic Party) if you had run as a fiscally conservative, socially moderate (as you were here) Democrat. But then again, they would accuse you of flip flopping I suppose.

Btw, for a guy who graduated from both HLS and HBS you are pathetic in your attempt to portray Democrats as not loving their country as much as the Republicans. Surely you should know better!

Posted by: Cindy C. | September 3, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

I heard Romney say it's time for the end of Big Brother or some such... Wasn't it our good ol' President Bush who pushed for warrantless wire taps? They are railing against their own party! And trying to grab the mantle of change from the dems... Yeah, after 8 years it's time for a change all right. November can't come fast enough for this Obama voter...

Posted by: dhigginb | September 3, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

This election still isn't about women. It's about a man who recklessly uses a woman to prop his ticket up and create a diversion from the real issues. (She aids the diversion by throwing her child to the wolves but this is another issue altogether.) However, this VP selection is about HIS choice and the choices HE will make if president. His choice was risky and irresponsible. (Two months before a national election is NOT a very good time to bring out an unknown as your VP pick.) Furthermore, he failed to adequately vet her which meant that the media was given the job-what a jerk!!!! Talk about disrespectful!!! Her family has been dragged through mud simply because he didn't do his research. Once women refuse to be props and stop lapping up poor treatment, then there will be progress. I want a woman president, but lady in waiting is NOT good enough for me.

Posted by: 1armywife | September 3, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

WEll.. it guess MONEY can buy a Kingdom.

We can complain, shout, drink the Obama Koolaid, and march into the ocean like lemmings.

The MSM and the DNC have ordained King Obama as the cross between JFK and MLK. This is all a tactic by the DNC to get control of the White House. They knew that with a Black, articulate Harvard Lawyer.. that they could recruit the neglected black voter. That is not meant to be racist... it is just the facts.

We have been sold a bill of goods by the black journalists, scholars, and business.
It is common knowledge that the majority of American is not ready to have any woman controlling the all Men good ole boy network in Business and in DC.

WE have not be exposed to Obama from the Mainstream Media in any negative way. He is experienced in international affairs because he has 'traveled' in foreign countries twice in his time as a Senator. NoteE TRAVELED he has not done more than hob knob with world leaders... acting like he was PRESIDENT ALREADY. People want to say that he sponsored all those bills... he only "chopped" off on the bills when he was in the State Legislator.

The Republicans... they are actively seeking the Female vote.. AFTER the King was dumb enough to not put Hillary on his Ticket. Putting a Bi-racial (I did not say black) and a female on the ticket. He would have been unbeatable.. But his ego. would not have anything to do with that and the Dean's, Kennedy's, and the other boys on the hill WOULD NEVER support a Clinton for any position above Senator.

So folks you can allow yourself to be BOUGHT by the DNC, or sweet talked by the GOP and say that they are for women.

Me I will set here and complain.. because.. if you vote for the ONE that wants to be KING. Then Hillary will not be able to run in 2012.

And the GOP has not idea as to what to do..

Ill sit this one out and hope that someone will convince Colin Powell to run or someone this principles, values, honor, believes in duty and his country.

Posted by: Bob Miller | September 3, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Love ignorant liberals. Makes for good entertainment during a slow night of work at local emergency room. Should be getting a crack head or shooting victim soon. Man I get paid $300k a year to keep thugs alive. Ain't life good.

Posted by: whiteguy | September 3, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

This night was such a refresher on how Republicans strive to divide the American electorate in its "divide and conquer" strategy.

Using manipulated evidence they shamed and bullied Americans into buying into the Iraq war.

Tonight was more of the same. How cynical, how arrogant.

Posted by: somerseten | September 3, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

The rhetoric during the GOP convention seemed very stale and trite. Romney's speech was the height of the type of partisanship that I depise because to categorize everyone with differing view as a Liberal is asinine.

The GOP convention not only lacks the fun and excitement present for the Dems, but there is very little substance because the rhetoric doesn't align with the facts.

How can the Liberal be responsible for everything, espcially considering the previous Republican congress and the Republican president.

Posted by: Shannon | September 3, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL What a smarmy sarcastic person, I closed my eyes and thought of arguing with my teenagers, thank God they grew up! She sounded like nails on a chalk board.

Posted by: Nails on a Chalkboard | September 3, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to the G.O.P. for introducing their Eva Peron and Alessandra Mussolini to the nation as Sarah Palin. This is a natural progression as representative democracy in the United States falls to proto-fascism.

Posted by: Riccardo | September 3, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

I thought I was back in high school with all of the nasty sarcastic remarks coming out of Palin's mouth. Yeah I can see she is effective at making the other kids cry. Typical bully tactics of the Republicans.

It won't work this year, I will be speaking out every time I hear the BS coming from the idiots around me, no more politeness.

Posted by: Time Traveler | September 4, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a bully. Any claim to be a victim of sexism just went out the window, I think. God, I would hate to work for her.

Posted by: Mary | September 4, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Love ignorant liberals. Makes for good entertainment during a slow night of work at local emergency room. Should be getting a crack head or shooting victim soon. Man I get paid $300k a year to keep thugs alive. Ain't life good.

Posted by: whiteguy | September 3, 2008 11:35 PM
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And that sir is the reason why this white woman with biracial children and who lost my brother and a black brother-in-law to cocaine will donate $100 more dollars to the future President of the Real People, Barack Obama!
Drugs aren't just for minorities.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

New strategy: pretend Bush is a liberal Democrat.

These guys are weird.

Posted by: Eric | September 4, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

re: whiteguy.

And that is exactly why THIS white guy, his spouse, his two children, and his two grandchildren will donate $2000 to the Obama candidacy tonight. I am a physician who graduated from Medical School in 1972. You are an ignoramus. (Parse it.)

Posted by: John Plunkett | September 4, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Sarkozy won the French elections by presenting him self as the agent of change, even if he was from the same party of the then outgoing president. In his case it worked, it seems that the republicans are playing the same card, they are the new agents of change from W.

Posted by: Marc | September 4, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for that comment anonymous.

By the way RNC, McCain is not the only one to risk his life for country, Barack Obama risks his life everyday by running to become the first black president. And his enemies are his fellow Americans!!! Not even Colin Powell was brave enough to do that and he is a 4-star general!! (I actually respect him though)

It seems that extreme conservatives believe the only way to keep america safe is to impose our will worldwide and kill everyone who has different values than them.

Has anyone not realized that it was this same mentality that caused us to get attacked in the first place.

I grew up most of my life overseas as a diplomats kid, and in my own right an ambassador for my country. Thank God I never had to defend Bush/McCain policies or any of this rhetoric I witnessed tonight

I encourage everyone to vote from their heart, I just recognize the importance of intelligence and level minded actions

Posted by: geeksquad guy | September 4, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

So much for McCain's idea about changing the tenor of GOP politics, huh? Back to the same fearmongering as ever.

I love that Rudy still hasn't gotten it through his head that Iraq had nothing to do with Al Qaeda or 9/11.

Posted by: Nick, MD | September 4, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

AFTER THE DEMOCRACTIC CONVENTION AND THE LEFT WING MEDIA ONSLAUGHT ON PALIN, WHAT DID YOU WIMPS EXPECT?

WAS WAS DECLARED ON THE SECOND WOMAN TO BE ON A MAJOR PARTY TICKET, SO A WAR WILL BE FOUGHT.

I THINK THE LEFT IS SO SURE THEY ARE RIGHT (no pun intended) THEY THINK ANY REBUTTAL, RETORT OR REBUKE IS SOME ACT AGAINST HUMANITY ITSELF.

YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL WHEN THE RIGHT IS ON TARGET, THE LEFT STARTS WHINNING....WHINE WHINE WHINE

Posted by: Kris in AL | September 4, 2008 1:51 AM | Report abuse

The difference between the Republican and Democratic conventions is stark. The Democrats talked about their plans for lifting the country out of its current mess and forcefully articulated the differences between their approach and that of Bush/McCain. But their differences were on issues. They had no need to resort to disrespectful demonization and ridicule. The Republicans, by contrast, have nothing else but the tired old Bush-league politics of sneers, smears and spin. Obama/Biden will win this election, but the country will emerge as divided as ever and the Republicans will spend the next four years engaged in political guerrilla warfare and sabotage, blaming any problems they cause on the administration's failure of leadership. How sad that we have been dragged into this seemingly endless political civil war.

Posted by: Jim | September 4, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

My good friend Kris, I have defeated many opponents in my day verbally and physically so I have no fear of a good fight or debate. BRING IT!!

But honestly tell me what issues you stand for and I will point out how Obama would be your candidate. Either that or the error in your thinking

Posted by: Geeksquad guy | September 4, 2008 2:13 AM | Report abuse

The Hypocrisy Convention: With a mix of Fascism and twisted and distorted religion the Pseudo Republicans are running against their own "Miserable Failure" record, their own obstruction in Congress and are blaming the Democrats. They are so engulfed in the Nazi "Big Lie", that they have dug themselves a grave, still thinking they are in a groove.

Posted by: ghostcommander | September 4, 2008 2:17 AM | Report abuse

Kris in Al, take caps off, it's whiney. but your post made me smile because you almost mistakenly wrote 'the left start winning', which they've actually been doing for some time now.

this convention just shows the right is its own worst enemy. if the Rs had candidates with their own policy and didn't just co-opt the competition's campaign slogan of 'change', they might have some credibility.

they're not going to expand their dwindling base by misrepresenting their opponents' positions, they're only going to whip up the most ignorant of their existing supporters, as they've clearly done with you.

Posted by: cheds | September 4, 2008 3:09 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, somerseten, for our observation: “This night was such a refresher on how Republicans strive to divide the American electorate in its "divide and conquer" strategy.”

Another poster, “whiteguy”, wrote: “Love ignorant liberals.” Thereby demonstrating is own ignorance and rotten attitude.

I am a woman, committed to equality in pay for women, choice, and countless other rational progressive policies and practices that are consistent with our nation’s FREEDOMS.
For over 50 years, since I was old enough to vote -- I have voted in every election available to me except for 2 (one a premature birth, and one time stuck overseas on a job unexpectedly).

I respect competence – REAL COMPETENCE IN NATIONAL ISSUES. Palin gives an inspiring speech -- until you look beyond the words and delivery. What about issues other than advancing Alaska's wealth through petroleum industry development? What about more balanced solid facts on McSame? … the so-called “maverick” who has voted with Pres. Dubya over 90% of the time?
What about the SAME OLD BUSH REPUG PLATROM?
What about the Supreme Court, with only Republican appointees for the past 40 years?

RE HILLARY CLINTON: I supported Hillary Clinton, but there is no way in the world that I could even consider voting for Palin just "because she is a woman". That is stupid. Anyone who supported Hillary should have the respect to follow her Obama-Biden endorsement.
A previous poster claimed that the Dems do not want any woman in a role higher than a Senator. Baloney. BTW, wouldn't it be great -- and a perfect fit in this case -- if Hillary were Secy of Health, Education ... that's considerably "higher" than a Senator!

Gov. Palin may be a “good woman” in many ways, and has a great family. I respect her son, Track, as a serviceman going to Iraq, but sadly Iraq is now a civil war (and it was NEVER any hotbed of Al Queda – until we invaded because our leaders were misled by tricky Cheney et. Al. THEY picked that fight. . . . McSame would send our kids there to die for another 100 years (or did he really not mean that???).

This “good woman” can give a good speech, but would you really want to work for her?
Would you really want to vote for her, when she “believes” in the Iraq War? … “believes” in imposing “no abortion” under any circumstances (except death of mom), though children have a right to be wanted, cherished, and nurtured in order to have a real LIFE? … “believes” in shooting other species, such as wolves and bears from aircraft as “sport”? “believes” in destroying Alaska’s unique ecosystems and environmental quality? … “believes” in DEvolution of our lives, our planet, and our economy rather than comprehending that SCIENCE is a lynchpin that supports life?

And worst of all – she not only does not know what the VP DOES, she is happy to be demeaned by being another McCain Barbie doll!

This is a leader of the U.S.ofA.? WOW – IMHO, our American penchant for shallow entertainment and celebrity worship has hit a new low.

Posted by: AnnDe in Swing-state Virginia | September 4, 2008 3:39 AM | Report abuse

I hear you "AnnDe in Swing-state Virginia"
not only is she against abortion she is against birth control, honestly!!

Although she is an admirable woman for her acheivements as gov. and her maverick nature. She took on the world armed with a journalism degree and a fiery spirit. But VP. I think she makes a mockery of women, running for the white house. I think that is the true republican agenda. Rove is as amazing as he is scary!! After this election people will second guess women unfairly!!

Posted by: curious | September 4, 2008 4:10 AM | Report abuse

The Republican National Convention - a gathering of our nation's top hypocrites and liars! All in one place...too bad we couldn't drop a smart bomb to rid the nation of this scourge.

Posted by: Tom | September 4, 2008 4:25 AM | Report abuse

I think she makes a mockery of women and their struggle for equality. She is the poster girl for "bare foot and pregnant". A woman's vote for Palin is a vote against a woman's right to equality.

Posted by: katman | September 4, 2008 5:31 AM | Report abuse

I have to agree with Meyerson, the proceedings last night appear to have occurred in a time warp. Nothing that was said would have been out of place from an RNC convention of the past 28 or 40 years. How to summarize the proceedings, in a word, "stale."

The one outlier as pointed out by other posters was Romney who seems to be positioning himself for 2012, with his version of Goldwater's extremism in the defense of liberty riff.

Posted by: Jeff-for-progress | September 4, 2008 5:56 AM | Report abuse

Palin stood up last night and without mentioning Sen. Obama, attacked him as a terrorist loving, liberal elitist poof.

Then she compared her own experience against his, claiming she has run a community and all that hogwash. How dare she compare herself to Sen. Obama, she is not running for president, she did not have the guts to run as a nomineee, she did not fight a democratic battle with Hilary Clinton and stand up before people and make a case for why she was the person to be elected.

She just signed up cos it would be fun, and waited when McCain asked. Nice time to jump in now.

If she wants to make comparisons, then she should do so on her level by comparing herself to Joe Biden.

This woman is not running for president, show some respect to Sen. Obama, he did to her when the press were sniffing like hound dogs around her family. Attack him on his issues, what he stands for, but don't walk around calling him names even if you do it with a smile on your face.

Posted by: Suzi_Q | September 4, 2008 7:00 AM | Report abuse

EAT YOUR HEART OUT LIBERALS, THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
....AND SHE'S A LADY.

Posted by: sonnysideup34 | September 4, 2008 7:02 AM | Report abuse

>>So women - where do you go? Do you pick an issue and accept the disrespect and the prejudice? Do you vote for abortion and support a party that criminalizes working mothers? Do you vote for a party willing to give a woman an equal chance but married to the religious right?

Maybe it is time for women to unite as African Ameircans did for Civil Rights. Maybe women do need to vote with their anatomy first like African Americans did and put all other issues that divide us second. The slogan is "divided we fail" and it is true.

This woman is voting for true CHANGE - I am voting for Sarah Palin 08.

Posted by: Rise Up Women | September 3, 2008 10:27 PM <<

Aside from the fact that change is an oxymoron coming from a party that has essentially been in charge of all three branches of the federal government for the most of the last decade and has held the presidency for over half of the last 50 years, I cannot understand someone
who claims to be for women's rights advocating as you do.
I am a woman and I voted for Hillary Clinton, and the only change that I see Palin representing for women is the total end of reproductive choice. She has made it clear that she would compel even incest and rape victims to continue pregnancies that resulted from the crimes inflicted on them unless they could establish, like other women, that continuing the pregnancy would put their life in danger. And it not just about abortion. Look at the new proposed "conscience" regulations for health care providers, including pharmacists, that would allow them to refuse to provide and even refuse to refer women they'd turn down to other providers services that they believed would constitute abortion. This inevitably would include both birth control and the morning after pill based on speculation that there was a chance that, in some instances, those medications would prevent a fertilized egg from implanting instead of preventing fertilization. Remember that Roe rested on the Constitutional right of privacy described by the US Supreme Court decisions in Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972) and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). Eisenstadt overturned a Massachusetts law that charged an advocate with a felony for providing contraceptive foam to an unmarried woman (the law banned providing contraception to unmarried men. Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) overturned a Connecticut law that made it a criminal offense to counsel and provide medical treatment to MARRIED couples on how to prevent conception. If the change that you want includes eliminating one of the most critical elements in women having economic independence, the ability to decide on whether, when, and how often she will have children as well as denying couples the right to be able to make that decision together and men the right to control when they might become fathers and have the criminal laws determine that instead, go ahead and vote for McCain-Palin.

Posted by: HarrisburgPA | September 4, 2008 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Actually they've changed a lot.
You don't hear any asking:
"Are you really better off than you were 8 years ago?"

Posted by: jpslon1 | September 4, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

< EAT YOUR HEART OUT LIBERALS, THERE IS A < < NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
< ....AND SHE'S A LADY.

< sonnysideup34

Hey sonnysideup34!!! I wonder how many brain cells are still floating in that empty head of yours. Typical stupid conservative rhetoric. Palin is a lady, but not the right one as a leader. Hillary is a lot better than her and you know it.

Posted by: Slick Willy | September 4, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to the G.O.P. for introducing their Eva Peron -- their Alessandra Mussolini -- to the nation in a typical proto-fascist speech replete with lies and contradictions to appeal to extremist elements of the middle class. Yes, the gloves are off. Does the Democratic Party have enough courage and strength to confront and reverse the ongoing decline of representative democracy in the United States?

Posted by: Riccardo | September 4, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

How nice and white? Almost spotlessly so.
I thought about bleach all the way through.

Now I definately know who I want as President and Vice President:

a man who is disorented on stage,

and a woman who pees in the words, then puts on lipstick and goes out to dinner.

I'm so impressed by the United States!

God bless America!

Posted by: sanity | September 4, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

So..
Palin is real tough when she's speaking to an arena of supporters, so tough she will take on Vlad Putin, but she's scared to death to talk to reporters?
Palin is such a great governor because she can cut taxes, but to do so she accepts more Federal money per capita than any other state in the union?
We are supposed to trust Palin because she's a "reformer", but she is now refusing to cooperate with an investigation into her abuses of power?
Other than Palin being a liar, a coward, and all her policy positions are either wrong or stupid, she's great!

Oh, and isn't it great the Republicans are celebrating teen marriage? Will the new couple move into the VP's house, or will Sarah put a doublewide onto the front lawn?

Posted by: Marc Edward | September 4, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Let me say first that I don't think its right to target the candidates family. But the truth of the matter is that Palin and McCain are the ones who wanted to HIGHLIGHT her family from the beginning. The first time they introduced her, the biography was -- SON is going to WAR, other SON has disability, and HUSBAND is champion snowmobile racer. So unfortunately Palin and McCain opened the door for scrutiny on Palin's daughter. You can't go around saying my SON is going to WAR and SHOUT it everywhere you go, and then say don't talk about my daughter.

In addition, as a Evangelical Christian she opens herself up to the standards of the church when seeking a position of authority. In 1 Timothy 3 it talks about certain qulaifications people should have when seeking an office in the church, and therefore this should be referenced when seeking a government office as a Christian. 1 Tim 3:1-4 "1...If anyone sets his/her heart on being an overseer, he/she desires a noble task... 4He/she must manage his/her own family well and see that his/her children obey him/her with proper respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his/her own family, how can he/she take care of God's church?)" Thus since the Bible tells Christians to look at the family of those seeking high positions, she has opened herself up to scrutiny which includes family values and childrens behaviors... (That is if she's an evangelical Christian... because this standard does not hold water unless you profess what's in the Bible.)

Posted by: ThinkAboutIt | September 4, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

It is sad to see so many women deluded(i.e., "RISE UP WOMEN" - 9/3 10:27am).

The reality is that SARAH PALIN was chosen not because she is qualified. There are FAR more qualified women to be vice-president (Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Christine Todd Whitman to name a few).

For some reason, McCain decided to go with Mrs. Palin. Could it be that she is YOUNGER and PRETTIER than the two other women I just named? Could it be because she subscribes to an ideology far our the mainstream of America?

A vote for Palin is a vote FOR sexism and ageism.

Wake up women and evangelicals - McCain doesn't give a dam about you. He will use your vote just like Bush did in '00. He'll do NOTHING for you. Remember George W.? He actually believed in what evangelicals believe and look at what he did for them. NOTHING! Well, nothing except tank the economy, start two wars, let a major city collapse, let corruption get out of control in Washington (i.e., Abramoff).

Do you remember when gasoline used to be a buck or two a gallon?

Posted by: Hector | September 4, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

It is just amazing to me that in 2008, with all our other problems such as War, Gas, Housing and the Economy, the presidential election is still going to be about what I can or cannot do with my uterus. Reformer means that Sara Palin will take away rights for women. It does not surprise me that so many women are reformers - it is much harder to stand up for one's rights than it is to please the status quo.

Posted by: Patricia | September 4, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Yes, the Repubicans have a woman on the ticket. But with all of the women who have great qualifications why did they pick a skirt? It looks to me like the Republicans use women to do their dirty work - like Kathleen Harris in Florida. No I could NEVER vote for McCain!

Posted by: Woman in Washington | September 4, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if America really will buy the idea that all of the problems in our country come from Democrats despite Republicans in charge for 20 of the last 28 years.

I hope our country isn't that ignorant of history.

Posted by: Gary | September 4, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

To "rise up for women": you have taken the wrong slant on reasons to vote those that are to lead our country. The Democrats, irregardless of how you think the Clinton situation was handled, still have shown the most postive and most honest response to women to women rights and opportunities. The Republican show you are now watching should be more of an insult to women than an honor.

This is nothing more than a desperate candidate pandering to women and a Consertative base that did not care enought for his consertative imput. Had not the Clinton situation developed within the Democrat's and McCain been an instant Consertative hero, Palin would never had happened. Palin, however, has all the things Consertatives love and McCain now has a face that generates excitment because its new and its a women. It does nothing to improve the Republican message on issues that affect all America and not just women. What the Republicans want for America remains the same.

This is a 72 year old man facing one of the toughest job in the world and one that has worn down much younger men. The "one heartbeat away from the Presidency" is never more in play here than ever before and McCain's choice for VP is not one I want standing in line to be the President. Not any lesser an importance, McCains policy still remains a failed policy of the previous eight years. His stated plans for running this country still remains the same Republican policy and philosphy that has put this country where it currently is.

An opportunity to vote should be honored by using that opportunity voting for those can be the best overall leader to guide this country in the direction needed for all its citizens. Not just because you are angry over a perceived snub of a women as you are in this case. You want women to be up front and given opportunities and with this I don't disagree. We do disagree in giving your vote to someone just because it is a women. Be it man or woman, your vote should be responsible and in the interest of all Americans not in self interest and for a cause.

Your statements do you no honor, it seems apparent your concern for the country is much less than your concern for women and to me that is a concern.

Posted by: ken | September 4, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Meyerson misses the crux of the issue:

How will it play in Peoria?
How will it play in Scranton?
How will it play in rural Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, etc.?
How will it play with disaffected women?

This has gotten the Obama campaign terrified.

Posted by: alance | September 4, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Yes the Elitist of TWP and the Cliton News Nerwork are terrified for thier canadiate .. Obama must tap into more of TWP liberal extremist to pull this one out..

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

"So..
Palin is real tough when she's speaking to an arena of supporters, so tough she will take on Vlad Putin, but she's scared to death to talk to reporters?
Palin is such a great governor because she can cut taxes, but to do so she accepts more Federal money per capita than any other state in the union?
We are supposed to trust Palin because she's a "reformer", but she is now refusing to cooperate with an investigation into her abuses of power?
Other than Palin being a liar, a coward, and all her policy positions are either wrong or stupid, she's great!

Oh, and isn't it great the Republicans are celebrating teen marriage? Will the new couple move into the VP's house, or will Sarah put a doublewide onto the front lawn?"

Posted by: Marc Edward | September 4, 2008 9:06 AM

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I'm betting double-wide, but she struck me as being sophisticated enough to at least put the damn thing either on side of or behind the White House, her having so much executive experience and all, that's where she is bound to end up. (That investigation thing is nothing to be concerned about. Hell, investigations and Republicans are joined at the hip, she just hired a lawyer because she's going to be SO BUSY running the country.)

And this is the best the Republicans could do ?

Posted by: Dennis in KC | September 4, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The republicans aren't eating their young, they are eating their old. I imagine Newt, Rudy, Mitt, Trent and George W. are grinding their teeth to the gums trying hold back from responding to the implicit attacks from their party on their leadership and performances over the past two decades. And then, having to go before the TV cameras and agree is almost to delicious for words.

Posted by: Benny1 | September 4, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Wait till what you can read gets censored, just for starters.

Posted by: sanity | September 4, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Fascism (auth-Unberto Eco): A cult of tradition; reject modernism (traditionalism); action for actions sake; disagreement is treason; built upon social or individual frustration stemming from fear of difference; humiliated by the force and wealth of enemies; contempt for the weak; No struggle for life - life is lived to struggle as a form of permanent warfare on multiple levels; newspeak; selective populism; the truth is already spelled out - only interpretation remains; obsession with plots; convinced of might; culture of heroism or heroic death;

Vote Bob Barr.

Posted by: Zelig W. | September 4, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Rise up women says :

"This woman is voting for true CHANGE "

What has she said that has led to you to conclude there will be real change? I have heard nothing from her or McCain on how we are going to be a great country again, or how to solve the energy, healthcare and security of our nation. Looking at her resume she is a perfect GOP candidate, just talk and no action.......

Posted by: Huh | September 4, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

If only the Democrats were the majority in congress, they could fix this country once and for all. Oh wait, they've been the majority in congress for the past two years and they haven't done anything!

Posted by: Matt | September 4, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Well, Little Harold. charter member of WaPo's Chauvins for Obama, did you expect Republicna to be as intoxicated on Obama's snake oil as you are?

I know, you think Obama is the second coming, and I know you'll trash McCain and Sarah just as you trashed Hillary.

Runts, unsure of their manhood, are always afraid of strong women.

Posted by: William | September 4, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

To Rise Up Women:

How interesting, a woman voting for a woman who will do absolutely nothing for women.

I used to have a higher opinion of women than men but after hearing from Hillary supporters who will now vote for McCain and reading a ridiculously idiotic and ignorant comment by this Rise Up Womsn I realize that people are people and men and women are basically the same. What makes people different is when they become educated (As I and thousands of others have) and make informed intelligent decisions like voting for real change in Washington which can only mean Obama. After all, Obama is more of a feminist and supporter of women's rights than Palin ever will be.

Ask yourself, you are interviewing for the job of vice president and Palin's resume comes across your desk. If you are honest you will admit that there is no way in heck she would get the job. If you are dishonest perhaps you should change your Name here and call it "Rise Up and Stupid Woman". That would be accurate.

Posted by: MarkinNY | September 4, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Re: RiseUpWomen -
I wonder what RNC hack wrote this? -
There were NO women candidates for President in the GOP primary...or ever have been. The woman on the McCain ticket emerged (hatched???) - 96-hours ago...20-months in office of the 4th least populous state - that bleeds the rest of the country for oil money. The Dems nominated a woman for VP in 1984.. No wonder the GOP is down 20-points with women voters.

Posted by: Fla Joe | September 4, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

It's really very sad. All they could do was attack. I didn't hear one new idea come out of the mouth of any of the speakers. Palin came across in a very whiny way and her pursed lips made her look like someone sitting on a city council and just waiting to let you know how important she is.

Posted by: Tom | September 4, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Why is it always the Republican commenters who don't know the proper use of a caps lock key.

Posted by: Gus | September 4, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Republicans assume the voters are very dumb. Frequently they are right, but not this year.

Posted by: Chuck | September 4, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Rise Up Women is the closest thing to a retard that I can imagine. You think it's a great idea to vote for someone who wants to exert governmental control over personal (often traumatic) reproductive decisions, to force women to keep babies engendered through rape and incest and to prevent your daughters receiving sex education that could save their lives or preserve their health - all on some nutty, ideological basis - simply because that ridiculous someone happens to be a woman???!!! Think about it this way: what if the clown trying to foist that kind of retrogade thinking on you was a man? Would you vote for him? I detest knuckleheads ... and so many of them seem to be right-wingers ...

Posted by: Chert | September 4, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Please women, don't vote Republican just because of Palin. You're not going to tell me that a person of her record embodies all that women have been looking for in a candidate. She works for the party that can't do anything good for anyone under $80K. Seriously? She hasn't done any good for our nation, and if (God forbid) something happens to McCain, Palin becomes President with years of experience as the mayor of a town in Alaska. No really, you have got to be kidding me. Palin is strong? Because she and McCain bashed the "other guys" all night and had nothing new to say about their own plans (plans? what plans?). Hillary was in a campaign, she didn't get anything she didn't deserve from the "media." Everyone knew she was fighting a losing battle. Btw, I love how the Republican commenters are always talking about the personal attributes (gender, race, snake-oil-sales) or resorting to elementary-grade humor when attacking Obama. Forget the fact that your candidate could drop dead in 20 minutes or that your last Presidential effort may have been the worst ever.

Posted by: Jauhar | September 4, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

If I understand the arguments made from the podium last night, it's that we should give the Republicans a chance because the Republicans can't be trusted.

Who wrote these speeches, Groucho Marx?

Posted by: DFC102 | September 4, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The GOP used to be run from the middle - where most of America lives. If Nixon were to run today he'd likely be attacked by the current GOP as too liberal. If Eisenhower ran he surely would.

I hope the traditional Republicans - fiscally conservative, intelligent people, who know that government has a reasonable role to play in the scheme of things - will take their party back from this evangelical, irrational, mean-spirited wing.

Posted by: Michael Glover | September 4, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Palin's talk was essentially the "Checkers speech" updated a bit.

This is still the party of Nixon, much more than it is the party of Reagan, Bush, or McCain.

Posted by: Matt | September 4, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Well the republicans have to think outside the box. The Washington Post/liberal extremist have the inside of the box covered. Hooray for bigger government and higher taxes. Hooray for handing our country over to the UN.. Let the security Council decide forigen policy..

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

What is the liberal-extremist Post going to say about the Democractic control congress? Job well done four more errr 6 years.. We love the one sided slant that the dumbass dems and the Post have on issue.. We believe.. We Believe and can I have some of that Kool-aid

Posted by: dubs | September 4, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Four years of McCain then 8 for Palin. She could put a bullet in the head of her children and she'd still be a two-term president. There is no stopping this cult of personality. Bush was Stalin. Palin will be Pol Pot, Pinochet, Hitler all in one cheeky little bundle.

Posted by: Andrew | September 4, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Rise Up Women:
1. You're not voting for Sarah Palin 08, you're voting for McCain 08. Just thought I'd clear that up first.
2. What sort of "change" is she for anyway? If it's to reverse RoevWade, I guess you can call it change. Most of the other stuff that resembles the last 8 years will probably remain the same.

Posted by: Mr. G | September 4, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Harold, "A more partisan view of history hasn’t been heard from since..."? well, let's see...since the Democratic convention, which to my ears sounded very much like what I'd heard years and years ago, too. I'm hearing and reading a lot of the pot calling the kettle black. --no pun intended.

Posted by: Greg | September 4, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

"It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant" Barack Obama


Truer words were never spoken....

Posted by: Sums it up nicely.... | September 4, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

All the blogs are good and entertaining for the most part! One talks about a Kathleen Harris, Oh, the last I heard she is still in Florida, searching for Wisdom. She can rely on the old serenity prayer for starters. Some one says up above which alludes to keep your family in order before you seek a position of authority or managing other people's, and they quote the bible etc. which I refrain from using because of the division of church and state. A secular person I am and private individual and a father of four children, one mentally retarded,and autistic as well! I have lived in fear for the past eight years. Why, the war in Iraq is a prime reason for example! It was un-patriotic to question the present white house, what if there was no "WMD". The supreme C-in-C of this country, makes a move to attack that country called Iraq, scores of people dead, what is accomplished, thus far? More oil prices because of this big credit card expense, which the future is burdened with? So we fast forward to September of '04 the current president used to use the words "hard working" many a times, I lost my fingers in the process of counting!! If it is one's strength then it will be obvious and there is no need to express it, american's are no dummy's. Suddenly the hard work rhetoric stopped, one fine day!! Rove at work? Then on election day as I was driving back from Las Vegas, I turned to a radio station which was singing "sayonara" as if a catastrophe is going hit these US. Needless to say that the polls were still open in OHIO, and this syndicated radio station was widely listened to. Then we have another Kathleen Harris at work, some road blocks were set up in certain neighborhood's, and the polling places were kept open in certain other places. We are talking about a time frame of 7:00 PM, PST. Back east in OHIO is 10:00PM. And the polling places in California closed at 8:00PM, and I had casted my choice by mail so no worry there. This OHIO was still in play at 11:00PM (8:00 PM PST)? It reminds me of Florida Key's in 2000!! So in Ohio it appears we have another "Kathleen", I think the polls closed at 1:00AM (in Ohio), from other's reckoning!! This Kathleen replica was removed from office a short while later! So, this is our democracy, unfortunately we had a sleep "John" running and you know that is history now! Moving forward, wow! Now we hear that the whole theory that this Washington thingy "is all liberal".
No names because you guys are really smart!! The real question are these people for real? Do you think that both candidates having equal amount of these almighty dollars, that Spin is going to win over "Reality"? Unless we have been comatose for the last 8 years, that "question" are you better off in the last four years and so on....will be in play! What I am really looking forward to is this surrogate campaign from the so-called 527 groups! Can't wait. What will they attack, race, in experience, "Un-patrotic" and I am waiting to hear more from other's...I am spent!!

From Los Angeles

Posted by: You_See | September 4, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

We need a secular state No reglion, no guns
no jobs

rise of the social state

Obama 08

I already control the Washington post

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

What a sad nation America has become. I would imagine that we must be a laughing stock to many countries around the world. Year after year we hear the same tired, outdated vitriol flowing forth from the lips of the Republican party. And now that it comes from a woman, it is supposed to be somehow different (i.e. change). The sad fact is that the record speaks for itself and republican policies are simplistic, onesided/homogenus, dangerous, and unsuccessful. In an age of globalization and in a nation becoming more and more diverse on many levels, the republican brand has as much use as lawn mower in a snow storm. With all of the ills confronting our nation and indeed our world, where our status as a superpower is quickly depleting as we see in the cases of Iraq, Afganistan, and Georgia the republican way was failed time and time again. Simply put, history has spoken and trickle down theory doesn't work, bullying doesn't work, and denying environmental issues is not going to make them go away. I mean why is it that under Republican administrations, people die needlessly and struggle financially? The Republicans need a series wake up call to the needs and demands of the 21st century. And so do voters, who themselves can no longer afford to vote against their own interests nor stand against the true winds of change. I only pray that this wake up icomes sooner than later. If not, Montreal here I come!

Posted by: shakazuluonetime | September 4, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Well the republicans have to think outside the box. The Washington Post/liberal extremist have the inside of the box covered. Hooray for bigger government and higher taxes. Hooray for handing our country over to the UN.. Let the security Council decide forigen policy..

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 2:00 PM

No, it makes much more sense to have somebody be second in command that traveled overseas for the FIRST time last year. Do you truly believe that Gov Palin is the best person available to be VP after listening to ONE speech? Your lack of intelligence is truly amazing.

Posted by: Dave | September 4, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

On May 9, Obama Claimed To Have Visited 57 States. Obama: "Because, you know, it is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states, I think, one left to go. One left to go, Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Beaverton, OR, 5/9/08)

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"A more partisan view of history hasn’t been heard from since Stalin wrote Trotsky out of the history of the Russian Revolution."

Great line. And so true. Although I think that the Reagan Legacy Project is pretty close.

Posted by: Fiscal Conservative | September 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Someone up above mentioned something about Obama's international experience. At least he's had is passport for more than 8 months!!! Palin went to Germany to see some Guardsmen, had a stop at the airport in Ireland and has the nerve to count that as foreign experience......

She's an agressive, angry little pitbull. Guess someone on that ticket has to have some "tools"

Posted by: Virginia | September 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Great 200,000 screaming Germans=policy experience? Ohhhh yeah road trip to Kenya top see pops hanouts, and a Ismalic school. Oh yeah that sound progressive.. Oh yeah road trips to Kuwait and IQ to vist the military he hates..

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I've read the same "Rise Up Women" post on other news blog commentary sections, too. That post appears to be typical political spam concocted by someone who is paid to write spam.

We should be careful about the idea that on blogs we read what people really think. Lots of people blog or post comments about what they think, others write what sells ads or produces click trails or simply political propaganda intended to confuse people. But I do think the Post should weed stuff like that post out, if possible, for the sake of the integrity of what it suggests it is presenting here.

There are filtering tools which could do it by cross-checking posts across blogs.

Re: Palin, I thought the speech was sad, vicious, deceptive, and overly calculated to direct discussion to generic hot-button "values" issues rather than clarify the candidate's own qualifications and vision. Personally I find a VP candidate who compares women to dogs (with lipstick on) unfunny at best, and unbecoming of a VP candidate generally.

Palin seemed to be trying to take the political discourse to new lows, a classic strategy of distraction. That will allow McCain to take a higher road, comparatively speaking. Having the VP do the dirty work is in keeping with any presidential campaign, but I find it unfortunate that this time around, it's women being scripted to do the dirty work against women's issues. I honestly feel sorry for her, but that isn't something that would make me vote for or against her.


Posted by: leo9Hawk | September 4, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

What a sad nation America has become. I would imagine that we must be a laughing stock to many countries around the world. Year after year we hear the same tired, outdated vitriol flowing forth from the lips of the Republican party. And now that it comes from a woman, it is supposed to be somehow different (i.e. change). The sad fact is that the record speaks for itself and republican policies are simplistic, onesided/homogenus, dangerous, and unsuccessful. In an age of globalization and in a nation becoming more and more diverse on many levels, the republican brand has as much use as lawn mower in a snow storm. With all of the ills confronting our nation and indeed our world, where our status as a superpower is quickly depleting as we see in the cases of Iraq, Afganistan, and Georgia the republican way was failed time and time again. Simply put, history has spoken and trickle down theory doesn't work, bullying doesn't work, and denying environmental issues is not going to make them go away. I mean why is it that under Republican administrations, people die needlessly and struggle financially? The Republicans need a series wake up call to the needs and demands of the 21st century. And so do voters, who themselves can no longer afford to vote against their own interests nor stand against the true winds of change. I only pray that this wake up icomes sooner than later. If not, Montreal here I come!

Posted by: shakazuluonetime | September 4, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

On May 9, Obama Claimed To Have Visited 57 States.

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference is an international organization with 57 member states.

Maybe he meant these 57 states.

Posted by: Fergie | September 4, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

The other definitions of maverick:
1. Southwestern U.S. an unbranded calf, cow, or steer, esp. an unbranded calf that is separated from its mother. (this will be Trig should the repubs remain in the house)
2. a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates. (this was mccain at one time, but the last thing he did on his own was choose his vp. the reason the experience keeps cropping up in the comments is that he himself does not think he will live through his own presidency)
3. (initial capital letter) an electro-optically guided U.S. air-to-ground tactical missile for destroying tanks and other hardened targets at ranges up to 15 mi. (24 km). (should be aimed at the rnc the rhetoric is so old and used. are there no new thoughts with this party?)

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

go,fight,win. go where? fight what? win nothing. please leave us alone. i'm not scared. i'm mad that my home value decreased. my retirement fund decreased. my childrens tuition increased. and my government bails out the banks. enough is enough! it's time for something new.

Posted by: scotty | September 4, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Aha yes. Same old, same old from the right. But also the same old,from the left.

Why attack the left in the media and elsewhere, just because they attack her and her family unfairly, viciously and in a meanspiritedness manner? What is new is that most journalists in the media have no integrity, interest in the truth and are openly campaigning for the Democrats, rather than pretending to be fair and objective.
Duh!

Posted by: rljmsilver | September 4, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

And so is Rudy, Romney and Huckaby

This is what’s wrong with our politics. At the Republican convention, speaker after speaker just flat-out lied, and our news media isn’t calling them on any of it. YOU CAN’T GET THE STORY FROM THE PUNDITS.

They smeared Barack Obama repeatedly and told lies big and small.

Here’s just a few of them:

- Sarah Palin and John McCain claim that Barack Obama wants to raise our taxes, but the vast majority of families are way better off under Barack Obama’s plan. JOHN MCCAIN ACTUALLY WANTS TO TAX OUR HEALTH BENEFITS!!! Barack Obama’s plan only raises taxes on people with individual incomes over a quarter-million dollars.

- Sarah Palin and John McCain lie and claim that their plan is better for people like us. They don’t cut taxes for us hardly at all, and wipe out that cut with their plan to tax our health benefits!!!! Barack Obama actually cuts middle class taxes to try to restore fairness that was lost under Bush.

- Sarah Palin lied when she said Barack Obama had authored “no major law, not even in the state senate.” This is just a bald-faced lie. In fact, just in the US Senate, Barack Obama passed the most sweeping reform package since Watergate, and reached across party lines to pass, with Senator Lugar, legislation to help keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists and, with Senator Coburn, legislation to create a revolutionary database that makes government more transparent and accountable.

- Sarah Palin and John McCain continue to lie about Barack Obama’s energy plans. They keep pushing more drilling as the main answer to our problems, when it won’t do anything to lower the price of gas. And then they claim Barack Obama, in the words of Palin, “is against producing [more energy]. Barack Obama is for producing more clean energy and ending our addiction to oil. He has the most comprehensive energy plan of any Presidential candidate in history.

- The Republicans keep attacking Barack Obama’s plans for Iraq, even though the Iraqi government AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION just signed an agreement that follows the plan Barack Obama has been advocating for months.

- It’s the same thing on negotiations and diplomacy. Sarah Palin attacked Barack Obama for holding the position that the Bush Administration has belatedly been forced to adopt: holding direct talks with Iran. We’re too strong a country to be afraid of talking to Iraq.

It goes on and on. I’m tired of the lies. AND I’M TIRED OF THE MEDIA NOT TELLING US THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM!

Posted by: SHE IS A LIAR!!! | September 4, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Comrade Myerson,
We know you miss Trotsky. We know you are a red-diapper baby. You think the stealth Commie candidate of your friend Ayers will triumph! Remember what comrade Leon said about the trash bin of History. You are sitting in it.

Posted by: paladin | September 4, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

We need a miracle to get a great woman - Hillary - back. Palin looks, acts and sounds like a redneck in a brothel fight. Does living near sources of oil or near the Russians really give you deep insight into energy or foreign policy. Palin is an embarrassment. So is Obama, Biden and McCain. Can we write in Hillary?

Posted by: Les Franks | September 4, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/11/news/economy/candidates_taxproposals_tpc/

If that link doesn't work just google "obama mccain taxes" and see for yourself.

Obama is cutting taxes on folks making less than $200,000 while McCain is really giving almost all of the tax cuts to the bloatedly wealthy.

Posted by: underdog | September 4, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Drill Baby Drill is not an energy policy

Posted by: oil slick | September 4, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090303999.html

The pundits know the score but they don't admit it on camera. Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy trashed Sarah Palin when they thought they were offline.

Posted by: disappointed | September 4, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

This woman is voting for true CHANGE - I am voting for Sarah Palin 08.

Posted by: Rise Up Women | September 3, 2008 10:27 PM

Oh good - someone invited one of the (very small) group from PUMAPAC to comment. Your candidate lost, Rise Up - time to get over it and stop selling out your values. I thought you had to be a grown-up to vote...

Posted by: Paddyboy | September 4, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

EAT YOUR HEART OUT LIBERALS, THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
....AND SHE'S A LADY.

Posted by: sonnysideup34 | September 4, 2008 7:02 AM

Hey Sonnyside - are you just going around to every comment thread you can find and posting the exact same comment? I've seen it 3 times today now.

How very GOP of you - not only does your message lack any real substance, but you can only think of one message at a time.

After almost 8 years of complete and utter abandonment of our country's principles, rights, responsibilities, and morals, I hate to be the one to tell you...but I think your Dubya Crew has delivered us a Democratic government for at least the next 8 years.

Posted by: Paddyboy | September 4, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse


We need a secular state No reglion, no guns
no jobs

rise of the social state

Obama 08

I already control the Washington post

Posted by: Dubs | September 4, 2008 2:43 PM

Good Christ, Dubs! Learn to spell BEFORE you type! It's bad enough hearing incoherent nonsensical drivel that seems to well up as a gut response rather than from any actual cognitive activity. But do have to read it with the pathetic spelling and punctuation is going too far!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

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