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Joe Biden Isn't Joe Biden Anymore, He's John McCain

Thanks to the lightning speed of the Republican National Committee's media team, this video was circulated everywhere today. It shows an announcer at a Democratic campaign rally in Tampa getting Joe Biden confused with John McCain. Instead of introducing Biden as the "next vice president of the United States," the announcer flubbed his introduction and said "the next Vice President of the United States, John McCain." The RNC press release says "perhaps" the announcer was "recalling Joe Biden's offer to run on John McCain's ticket."

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 8, 2008; 12:14 PM ET
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The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget

Posted by: maryna1 | October 8, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I liked your "shear" slip in a previous post that dealt with Palin. I know what you were thinking. She's all about looks - the hair, the lipstick, the dress. There is no substance there beyond the image, and I hope people will look beyond this sort of pretty face and realize this.

Also, she sounds like a Canadian. Why would anyone want to elect a ticket consisting of the Manchurian Candidate and his Cement-Head Sidekick? If this country makes this mistake, we'll be blown to smithereens and then Hell will freeze over.

Posted by: Mike K | October 8, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

See Out Takes From Last Nights Debate, Obama and McCain practicing for the debate and the mistakes they made.

Watch a video of McCain dropping the F-Bomb
in a video

So I just saw a new poll come out....Dream tickets for the president. Huckabee/Palin comes out 5 to 1 over McCain/Palin. Perhaps the RNC should switch out McCain for Huckabee, they might have a better chance at the white house this year cause I just can't see Obama loosing at this point. The problem is news stations are already calling the race for Obama.....switch it up and have a chance, or should we all stay home and just let Obama take the white house? see poll at

Posted by: Anonymous | October 8, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

"Also, she sounds like a Canadian."

No. She doesn't. She sounds like Herb Tarlek's wife.

All of your candidates suck.

Posted by: A Canadian | October 8, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain is certainly qualified to be Bush's VP. McCain is no maverick. He's Bush's sidekick.

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

McCain's choices of late show he is a maverick and underline what maverick really means. A maverick is a steer that wanders away from the herd and has to be retrieve or leads the entire herd astray, quite a bother to ranchers in either case. McCain isn't erratic by his own measure, but perhaps by others. He does what he sees as making sense, like that maverick steer, it isn't always contrary to his party, sometimes it simply defies logic.

Posted by: Richard | October 8, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin does not sound like a Canook, Eh! You hosers better show your ignorance, Eh!, when talking about accents.

Posted by: chris | October 8, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

We all know that if Obama wins in November, Joe Biden will disappear. That is what he is. He will let Barack "Ayers" Obama run the country.

Posted by: Kevin | October 8, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

she is a moose!

Posted by: Joe | October 8, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I have never met any radical because they are dangerous. We are in shock because Obama has tolerated such behaviors.

Posted by: No nonsense | October 8, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

If you watch the following video clip, you know why democrats are reponsible for the bailout.

Posted by: serious voter | October 8, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

on sounding canadian

Not one that we would actually elect. Although I would cast her in Fargo 2.

Posted by: yourkiddingme | October 8, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

After the fat lady sings for McCain/Palin in November, Johnny Mac will retire in, where else, Arizona. Sarah "hairhead" will return for a couple of years to the obscurity of Alaska where she will become bored with the First Dude and bastard grandbaby. Sarah will reluctantly reject Larry Flint's generous offer to pose nude in Hustler magazine and she eventually will marry a wealthy Republican businessman. Ahmen.

Posted by: Tom Tee | October 8, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin "sounds like a Canadian"? What a stereotypical absurdly biased comment. I'm curious whether Mike K has ever been to Canada as equating us with a woman who can't speak intelligently, has no concept of science or of the importance of the environment, and who is pro-life and anti-gay marriage makes no sense as everything she stands for is in no way consistent with Canadian beliefs.

Posted by: Melissa | October 8, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

No "slip" just a better choice and all they have is McCaint.....

McCaint is a spineless coward....

Watch his response on the :14 sec mark...

...Why didnt McCaint talk about his running "nurse" peeeuuu Palin?

Neo-cons...please answer why his "pig" with lipstick was not mentioned......
Could it be because of 1200 dollar rape kits that victims pay in Alaska
Could it be because of the Alaskan Independence Party?
Could it be because of the Alaskan Independence Party sympathized with Timothy McVeigh.
Could it be because of AIP Founder Joe Vogel: “The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government", “and I won't be buried under their damn flag." (Joe Vogel is buried in Canada.)
Could it be because of Vogels' rantings of ....“I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." Joe Vogel – Founder.
Could it be because of Dexter Clark, vice chairman of the A.I.P.: refers to the American soldiers in Alaska as "occupying troops."
Could it be because of Michael Hill, a representative of A.I.P., stated on Glen Beck’s program that the goal of the A.I.P. is to dissolve the United States and the Constitution.
Could it be because of a rally in Ft. Myers Monday, a crowd member screamed, "Kill Him" as Sarah laughed and cheered with the crowd.
Could it be because of a fake skinheaded sherriff waddles to the podium after peeeuuu and calls out Barack Hussein Obama to the crowd to further boos and chants of kill him...on Monday
Could it be because of a McCain rally, he asked, "Who is Barack Obama?" and a crowd member yelled out "Terrorist" as McCain held that silly smirk on his addled face.
Could it be because of the reprehensible type of political campaigning is typical of the desperation the Republican Party finds itself in, as their numbers in the polls fall like the stock market...and now even further...

Could it be because of the Alaskan Drug Enforcement report under Palin proved uneffective...

...Or could it be that McCaint forgot who she was...

....Or just that negative campaigning and negative pathetic ad's have a negative effect...

Thanks But No Thanks..............

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 8, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Just to comment on Biden. He lied during the debate. We've come to expect it.

I'm 63 years old and have been a republican for just about all my voting life. (I became a GOP guy in 1967 when Linden Johnson announced he was stopping the bombing of North Viet Nam and I was standing in the DMZ outnumbered 5 to 1).

Well, anyway, I do not understand the Bailout. Bush has spent like mad and the banks and investment cos have made dumb decisions. Dumb homebuyers have also made bad decisions. And why did it just come up as an emergency almost overnight? Why is it MY problem? Where was congress? Sen. Dodd,head of the banking committee? And others I dont really have a clue about? Really, what are they doing for us? I just dont get it?

Posted by: sam | October 8, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have a Muslim terrorist than an Alaskan woman.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 8, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse


The Ayers-Weber-McCain connection. Truth? Guilt by Association? We report. YOU Decide!

Arnold R. "Arnie" Weber is a Chicago Annenberg Board Member and Chicago "insider". He was a part of the Nixon White House. Arnie Weber has held other Washington "insider" jobs too. He is a LONGTIME REPUBLICAN DONOR. But get this: Arnie Weber was a BOARD MEMBER of the infamous **CHICAGO ANNNENBERG CHALLENGE** organization, which was founded by known "TERRORIST" Bill Ayers!

Sarah Palin was using "guilt by association". This, however, is a two way street but Gov. Palin may not understand this.


Arnie Weber has given the maximum legal amount of $1,500 to the McCain campaign in 2008. He probably would have given more if allowed by law. In 2008, Arnie Weber made two separate donations of $1,000 and $500 to McCain’s presidential campaign run by EX-LOBBYIST AND WASHINGTON INSIDER RICK DAVIS.

I demand that Senator McCain denounce this man, Arnie Weber, and his associations to "terrorists" (as defined by his vice-president, Sarah Palin). I call on Senator McCain to reject these tainted donations. John McCain should then investigate how such a thing could possibly happen inside HIS OWN CAMPAIGN before seeking to cast stones at Senator Obama. McCain's campaign CEO, RICK DAVIS, needs to explain to the AMERICAN VOTERS his reasons for accepting this dirty money. Are they really that desperate to win this election? Doesn't John McCain still believe in the honor that he felt when defending this country against the enemy in Vietnam where he served as a prisoner of war for years?


This is probably because he hasn't been asked.

Now for the reality check: It turns out that these types of "facts" are simply BASELESS SMEAR ATTACKS WITH NO MERIT! Yes. It is true. Attacks like this are meant to distract the uninformed voters near the end of an election. We don't hear about them very often because most candidates have too much integrity to run them. They know that winning an election based on lies is unacceptable. Besides, people want to talk about REAL issues affecting REAL lives, not play a game of "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon".

Random associations are EASY to find. For instance, it turns out that you can trace Obama's FAMILY TREE to both George W. Bush (10th cousins once removed) and Dick Cheney (eighth cousins). Yep! They are legally RELATIVES. This is yet another useless "fact" for Trivial Pursuit lovers, but it is not worthy of any media time in this national election for the greatest country on God's green earth.

If you want some more guilt by association, here is something to find out for yourself. Who said this? Who supports this guy and his political party? "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. And I won't be buried under their damn flag."

Guilt by association is an attack on voters and on the electoral process. Voters need to learn about the issues. Governor Palin should apologize for raising this STUPID guilt by association tactic against Senator Obama. And if she REALLY believes what she is saying, she REALLY should demand that they return "Arnie" Weber's campaign donations. Seriously. To do anything short of that would be blatant hypocrisy.

"Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future or you're not ready to articulate it." [John McCain - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - 2/21/2000]

Posted by: W Underwood | October 8, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama? Very interesting name! Does he like american values? No wonder he likes radicals.

Posted by: no nonsense | October 8, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | October 8, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Head of State

Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Fear and Loathing in the Town Hall: A Predictive Fantasy

(The camera looks at the hall from above, into the hall, from the POV of the stage. Red meat has been hung from the walls and rafters, along with dollar bills which, upon closer inspection, are prop money.

The crowd is seated. They are strangely quiet. Their manner is that between those who are waiting for their instructions, post-op surgical recoverees, and post-war survivors. They are slightly slumped, in the same posture.

The candidates enter from opposite sides of the rear of the stage and walk to their podiums. The crowd rises as one and cheers with a loud, aggressive fervor reflective of their desperation.

Obama is standing tall in stride, looking a bit overcome by the experience, although genuine. McCain is smiling--his cheerful public grimace, although there is some genuine pleasure. His eyes have the slightest glaze of a gradually oncoming fog.)

MODERATOR: Tonight is a different format--one where you, the public, can ask your questions directly to the candidates. None of the questions have been screened in advance, and the candidates have been given no advance notice of what the questions, or who the questioners, might be. And with that, we begin. Our first question:

CITIZEN 1: My name is Jan, I'm from Murfreesboro? I've been watching the news, and I'm scared. I can't say that I've listened much about the stock market before? But I know that it's going down, and that's bad. I don't know what's going to happen to my job, or my house, or my kids. My question is for Mr. McCain? What will you do to help us understand what is going on, and to make it clear just what you will do about it?

(Crowd applauds vigorously as Jan sits down with a bit of embarrassment).

MCCAIN: (Holding the top of the rostrum with both hands and smiling): Well, first, I want to welcome each of you here tonight. You know, I know what each of you are feeling. I think that each of you must be scared--as I am, of not verifying myself in my father's and my grandfather's eyes. But, that's not so important today--or, at least saying it isn't. What is most important is to appear that I understand an economy that just months ago I said that I had little understanding of at all. I want to win. I need it, frankly, as a way of overcoming my own personal horrors and demons, of overcoming the anger that was bestowed and thrust, unwillingly, upon me. And that's why I'm still willing, even as the sharpest edges of mental function fade, to propel myself through this mass of insult. I understand how to respond to insult. With anger. And impulse. And that's what I'll bring to the White House, come January of 2009.

(Crowd applauds vigorously)

MODERATOR: The next question is for Senator Obama.

CITIZEN 2: Thanks. My name is Ross, from Shreveport. First-time caller, long-time listener. My question is: Senator Obama, it's not an error that you were given the middle name "Barack". We know that that is the same name of the murderous. Communist leader of Iran--and that's no accident. (A slight murmur from the crowd. The moderator looks vaguely stunned, but does not interrupt). Now, when you were going to Russia, with Bill Ayers, and dodging the draft--just like William Jefferson Clinton--(speaking more quickly now, more aggressively, turning to the crowd)--why weren't you here at home, saving our banks from the Liberals and the Socialists who want to take our money away from us and just give it to the terrorists?

SARAH PALIN: (Poking her head out from the wings, with a big smile): You betcha'!

(She withdraws).

OBAMA: Well. First of all, I also want to welcome you all here tonight. You know, I know that this is a difficult time. Many of you are worried about your jobs, your families, your homes. There are times that test a man's soul, and every woman's as well. And I know that this may be one of those times. I can understand why you would be frightened, even angry at what this nation has done. But we are a nation that has risen up in adversity even in the best of times, we found our strength, and honor, and courage, our ability to work as one, when faced with the most difficult situations. And I want to call on each of you, in that spirit of patriotic sacrifice, to join with me in that effort in the days ahead.

(Silence. Then applause, as the recognition of actual thought begins to spread through the crowd. It swells, and finally, subsides).

MODERATOR: The next question is for Senator McCain.

CITIZEN 3 (He is a man who appears to be in his early 40's wearing blue jeans that are stiff and obviously brand-new. They are perfectly creased. He is wearing a tight fitting, also obviously new T-Shirt that says "Average American...And Black With Rage!" beneath which is an American flag. He is wearing black wing-tip shoes. ). Senator McCain, I'm just an average American, just an average Joe, just your Average Joe-Sixpack (Blackberry begins ringing)...Oh...
excuse boss's phone...(whispering tensely into phone:) "No...I said sell. Sell. Yes, the entire portfolio. No, not Ghanan timber, for god's sake, gold, the lot of it. Jesus H....(tucks Blackberry back into pants pocket and then readjusts his stance to that of average Joe, slumping to one side again and changing his voice back to it's original tenor). Like I said, just an average Joe Sixpack. And I'm wonderin'. I heard what Mr. Hussein just said about "rising up", and I'm wonderin' if that's exactly what he wants to do! Oh, sure, he wants us to band together to rise up--where have we heard that before? Socialists! That's what they do! (crowd begins to murmur, and in the rising heat, the smell of the fresh meat begins to waft faintly through the hall). Rise up! That's what he wants to do! Well, we need to rise up! Against those kind of Socialist, Communist, Fascist, Atheist, Marxist policies! (the crowd is talking, some nodding their heads). And so what I want to ask you, Sen. McCain (crowd quiets), as an average everyday American, is this: What is it like, being a fighter pilot and all, when you know that Barack Hussein was out there, palling around with his Communist friends?

MCCAIN: Well, my friend--and by that, I mean that all of you are my friends--I'm glad you asked. Not everyone has had the luxury of gaining an education merely on the basis of their own talent, or the opportunity to travel the world learning how to be separate from important family members without their having significant pull, or to be able to experience the variety of foods that one has the chance to consume when they are paid for by the State. And, I can say that, in that way, I haven't been quiet as lucky. But I will say this--I will not look such fortune in the face and say: 'Fine, I'll work on education with the Bill Ayers of this world', "I'll be at the top of my class at Harvard", when I can be down, down there with you at the bottom! I know what it's like to be at the bottom when I've had all the opportunities--and I want to share that experience with those of you who have had none. You're angry. I'm angry. We have that in common. Let's be angry together, satisfied that, for another for four years, we've put those who have the arrogance to think for extended periods in their place, content in knowing that we're right--even if we're wrong.

CITIZEN 4: Hiya. My name is George, from Midland, altho' some would say Kennebunkport, heh, heh. I have a question for ya, John, and it's this. Listen: I'm goin' to be out of a job soon. Oil futures aren't lookin' that good, and I've got to tell ya', I didn't have too much luck there in the first place. So I'd like to ask ya, one flyin' man to another--what do you think I oughta do?

PALIN: (emerges from wings with purposeful strides to McCain's podium): I've got to take this one, John. Mr. Bush, if you can't figure out what you want to do after you leave and we move in, take a little time off, and then you come right up to Alaska. They love hunting just like you--and you can fly, you can learn to do it from a plane! The pipeline's big enough for any number of mistakes. So you come up here when you're finished--we've got plenty of bars with plenty of bowls of nuts and plenty of televisions right on Wasiila Main street--we'll take care of you right!

(Bush smiles and sits, crowd applauds, Palin, smiling and waving, exits).

CITIZEN 5: Well, look. This is a serious question. I'm John, from Carpenter. It's for both of you. I've got two kids, 4 and 6, a boy and a girl--so sweet. You know. My wife, she was working for the WaMu branch, center of town. It's closing next week. She's been looking in the ads, the newspapers, online--nothing. It's all she can do to keep a smile on her face for the kids. Myself, I built a commerical trucking business from the ground up. Sixteen years. Sweat everyday, grease on my hands, I can never get it out. We were never rich, but I made a good living. I didn't know about investing--who does, you're not born with it! Anyway, I went to an investment advisor, it seemed like the safe thing to do, protect the kids, plan for the future, not use my own dumb head (smiles). Well, he was so smart, and he was so sure, and he had it all planned out. And it looked so impressive on paper. Now--all of a sudden--it's gone. Everything is changing. It's changing so quickly. It seems like nobody--nobody knew. Not even the people who were supposed to! Everybody was talkin', makin noise, thinkin' of one thing: Themselves, themselves, themselves. Never worrying to think about someone else, about the future, about the next moment.

Well, now the next moment is here. And I wanna know--what are the two of you really going to do about it?

(The room is quiet as his last word echoes in the hall. The raw meat is rocking, slowly in the air, and the paper bills are gently fluttering). You can see Palin in profile, standing in the wings, holding her chin in her hand. The two candidates stare straight ahead, holding the podium. They are silent).

Head of State

Posted by: Cara Prado | October 8, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Head of State=== your post doesn't make much sense, but you keep posting it all over the place. Quote from John McCain today, "MY Fellow Prisoners" . Hey John , I don't feel that way about this country at all. But I guess being married to Cindy's money may make you feel that way. I love Canadians. My grandfather and grandmother came from Canada in 1885 with 5 of my aunts and uncles, and both sides of my wife's family came from Canada. I think Canadians are on average pretty well educated. I would never insults them by saying that Palin sounds Canadian. She sounds stupid and white trashy, that's what she sounds like.

Posted by: majorteddy | October 8, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

mrs,palin was chosen by john mccain out of the blue. He ignored so many extraordinary well known candidates in the republican party, intelligent,well educated and most important well educated in domestic and international affairs and decided for somebody non american because of her looks. What he sought probably was that barack was going to choose mrs clinton and that would make a great competition and balance. He screw himself because I thinks he is a short brainer(no substance in his brain)

Posted by: | October 9, 2008 6:29 AM | Report abuse

"Just to comment on Biden. He lied during the debate. We've come to expect it.

I'm 63 years old and have been a republican for just about all my voting life. (I became a GOP guy in 1967 when Linden Johnson announced he was stopping the bombing of North Viet Nam and I was standing in the DMZ outnumbered 5 to 1).

Well, anyway, I do not understand the Bailout. Bush has spent like mad and the banks and investment cos have made dumb decisions. Dumb homebuyers have also made bad decisions. And why did it just come up as an emergency almost overnight? Why is it MY problem? Where was congress? Sen. Dodd,head of the banking committee? And others I dont really have a clue about? Really, what are they doing for us? I just dont get it?

Posted by: sam | October 8, 2008 4:57 PM"

sam, please tell us what Biden lied about? Perhaps you were cornfused with the SPEW that came from Palin lipstick lips?

You are a long time Republican... That's fine. But when are you going to get your 63 year old head out of your butt and realize mostly the GOP party has been in power of the federal govt for the last few decades... and that is WHY we are in trouble. Did you not read the news the past few years... article after article of corrupt GOP congress pukes? Did it not occur to you that most of the corruption throughout washington is backed by the GOP party? Who started K street sam?

I agree both parties suck and are corrupt... perhaps people like you should seek alternatives (ie. Independant, Green Party, Constitutionalist, etc.) the main stream media refuse to give them news coverage BECAUSE of the monopoly of the GOP and Democratic corporations... but there is ways to find out their beliefs and principles...

Being an over 50 myself, I just CAN NOT fathom why you people stick to backing these GOP lipstick radicals... who lie and cheat to get into the white house and congress. If more people like you would "see the light" and research on your own... instead of believing that these main stream media is gospel for the news... we would be living in a better country and economy. Clinton balanced the budget buster! What has Bush (who is 90% supported by McCain) done? Sent the deficit up to 10 trillion dollars! Sent us to an illegal war (YES, illegal). Scrambled our rights and constitution left and right for the past 8 years. Blessed the torture of people! Allowed the eavesdropping of American citizens. Pushes insane bills thru the congress for his personal beliefs. Implanted so many radical righties into the courts and justice dept... it will take decades to clean it up! just to name a few things.

Do what's right... don't vote for an old senile McBush or lipstick idiot model from Alaska... because they tell you to. Be a man for once! Stand up to them!

Posted by: Eddie Rascal | October 9, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

Kevin writes:

"We all know that if Obama wins in November, Joe Biden will disappear. That is what he is. He will let Barack "Ayers" Obama run the country."

Posted by: Kevin | October 8, 2008

I am surprised Kevin, that you aren't aware, as every other hateful person seems to know, Mr. Obama's middle name is Hussein.

I thought that was the first question on the I want to be a Republican test.

Posted by: Thatsnuts | October 9, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

i really like joe biden because of all his experience and i will never get him mixed up with old man mccain. and i dont like srah palin!!

Posted by: kevin | October 9, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: CGarrett | October 9, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Ms Akers, I don't believe I've ever seen you in person but seeing your picture that's attached to your column, you'd look like a shoe-in if Tina Fey ever gave up her gig impersonating Palin.

Posted by: ed feeney, SF | October 9, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Please do not let Sarah Palin return to Alaska. She has been very, very bad for my families health and welfare.

Posted by: Bullwinkle J Moose | October 9, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

To NoNonesense and the other trolls:

If you can't win the argument of ideas (and you can't because if this crisis shows us anything, it is the absolute failure of conservative idealogy), then skip the invective and the lies. It says much more about you than anything else. You only reveal yourself to be a moron and a very little human being.

Posted by: Michael Deane | October 9, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama? Very interesting name! Does he like american values? No wonder he likes radicals.

Posted by: no nonsense
You make nonsense? Do you deny that Barak Obama is American like you are?
For the time, if you agree that he is American the same as you are, then he has the right to be a president of USA, if he is elected by Americans?
I don't know what do you mean? But obviously you don't know what it means to be in a democratic country? It means the choice for the majority? thus, race has no value, if we take democracy path. I hope it will get to your head!!
He like radicals? Interesting statement?
Is the radical one who bankrupt us, or send our young people to dangerous spot to come back in a palstic bag-dead- or who export catastrophe to other countries, kills their people and ruins their lives for ever? or who demote America from World leadership to be in the rank of third world? But, it is our serious problem that you and many like you are lost their feelings, and can't make the distinction?
Just be honest with yourself, wake up, oepn your eyes?

Posted by: Mike Hanson | October 9, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

If obama is such a good american, why doesn't he salute our american flag? That flag has been our symbol since besty ross made the first one. Ask any service man about the flag, it has gone all over the world with the military personal. Would you as a service person want to serve under someone that don't respect our countrys greatest symbol, I sure wouldn't want to!!!

Posted by: erbear | October 9, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

You are only saying that Obama does not salute the flag because that is what fox news and Rush and all the other right wing media have said. However, if you take some time to research you will find many times where he did salute the flag. Even when there is evidence that something is not true you choose to believe it anyway, this is silly. You so badly want to believe that he is guilty no matter how high the pile of evidence that says he is not guilty, you won't change your mind. Also, the mention of his name is also silly. What child has a choice in what his name is? It was given to him at birth, he did not ask to be named Barak Obama. As far as his middle name is concerned, at the time he was named Sadam Hussein was not a factor in the world. It is so silly to make these stupid assumptions because of these little petty things. It basically makes anyone who takes on the opinions look shallow, including Palin and McCain. Don't insult the people with this weak reasoning. Give them something real if you can find it. However, it is quite obvious you have nothing because if you did you would have certainly mentioned it by now.

Posted by: nickster | October 10, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

I think Sen. McCain is too old and acording to his old age he is lacks political understanding and intelligence of a single solution to these crisis that keep people whirring. His Beauty Queen Sarah Pelin is very much busy into nagative and nasty campaign of smears to Sen.Barack Obama, this is not the American way to win the White House. GROW UP.!!!!

Posted by: AKBER A. KASSAM. | October 10, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Based on No Nonsense's seriously impaired thinking, since John McCain has the same first name as John wilkes Booth, McCain must favor assassination of U.S. political leaders. No only are Republicans vile, whining cowards, they are also just plain stupid. ODUG

Posted by: ODUG | October 11, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Hi loser

Posted by: Valde | October 13, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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