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Rep. Boehner Calls Obama a Chicken... What?

If Barack Obama wins the White House on Tuesday, his first meeting with House Minority Leader John Boehner could be very interesting.

While campaigning for John McCain at Miami University of Ohio this week, Boehner, R-Ohio, pretty much called Obama a chicken in the strongest of terms."

The House Republican leader spoke to students at the Brick Street Bar and Grill Wednesday and, according to The Miami Student newspaper, took Obama to task for all his "present" votes in the Illinois state legislature.

"Now, listen, I've voted 'present' two or three times in my entire 25-year political career, where there might have been a conflict of interest and I didn't feel like I should vote," Boehner was quoted saying. "In Congress, we have a red button, a green button and a yellow button, alright. Green means 'yes,' red means 'no,' and yellow means you're a chicken shit. And the last thing we need in the White House, in the oval office, behind that big desk, is some chicken who wants to push this yellow button."

The student newspaper quoted sophomore Laura Heins expressing outrage, saying it was "absolutely appalling" to hear Boener use such foul language. "It angered me that he would go that low in order to promote his own candidate," she added.

But sources close to Boehner say the GOP leader from Ohio wasn't crudely characterizing Obama, just his voting practices.

Boehner's political spokesman, Don Seymour, didn't directly address our question about whether Boehner intended to label Obama as such. But he said, "Boehner's point was that Barack Obama consistently avoided making tough decisions and taking tough votes, and voters need to know that. You can't take a pass on a tough issue when you're president of the United States."

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 31, 2008; 7:00 PM ET
 
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What a crock.

Posted by: alarico | October 31, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Yet McCain lost all credibility when he voted AGAINST up-armoring tactical vehiles for troops in Iraq. He's a total phony!

USMC Veteran and Blue Star Mother voting for Obama who will increase troop strength (64,000 Soldiers, 17,000 Marines)

McCain's a phony! Read up on his record at IAVA

Posted by: SueMVetforObama | October 31, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I see Boehner continues to use his expansive vocabulary; it will indeed be very interesting when he has to call Senator Obama, "Mr. President-elect" and "Mr. President". I hope Boehner won't be eating food at that moment, you know, with choking hazards and such.

Posted by: meldupree | October 31, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

How seriously can you take a guy named "Boner?"

Posted by: turningfool | October 31, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

boehner is a colossal bonehead. he still smokes a lot, and it aint all cigs.

Posted by: axolotl | October 31, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Blah blah, woof woof! Obama voted present 129 times which equals about 3% of the votes he cast in the senate.

Posted by: PleaseChange | October 31, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain lost all cred, friends say, when he covered up the records from Forrestal fire, according to TS reportage. Othr PWs say he fears some think he started by making a cold start of his A4, which cooked off the Zuni missile under the jet behind him. he also lost uber cred by picking Palin and claimed it was an expression of Cuontry First. no one can figure why he claim dat. i thimk he maybe put cuontry last because she is so ignorant and mean.

I can't figure whether to vote for him, but I really like Obama better, so maybe I vote for Monsieur Obama before mccain thug take de money and run Venezuela.

Posted by: axolotl | October 31, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Obaby is the one who's chummy with Chavez. maybe a little more than friends...

Chavez is tight with Putin who is tight with Ahmadinejad... and the circle continues

Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever | October 31, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Now that I think about it, I will vote entirely for Democrats. Guys like Boehner just cost the incumbent GOP Senator in my state a key vote.

They can't lose enough seats for me. The "present" votes is the biggest red herring of the campaign.

Posted by: steveboyington | October 31, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama's a good man and will be a great president.

All things like this will do will be to cause greater Democratic turnout and a stronger motibation for people to elect a Republican-proof majority in the house and senate as well.

Posted by: svreader | October 31, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Hey, John, if we wanted any of that stuff out of you, we would squeeze your head.

Posted by: steveboyington | October 31, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Trying to turn people against Obama isn't going to work.

As far as the level of language used, what else can you expect from the party that gave you a VP that says "Go F*UCK yourself" to a member of congress.

The most interesting thing is that the GOP and McCain has done just that to themselves by running such a gutteral campaign.

We're tired of them doing that to us as well.

On Tuesday, they'll find out just how strongly America feels about it.

Posted by: svreader | October 31, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Yo, "StarsandStripesForever" - How exactly are Obama and Chavez chummy? They've never met, spoken, emailed, texted, IM'd, twittered etc etc. So why do you believe they are BFF's?

If you've heard words to that effect, dude, you might want to trim your mullet down a little, you're obviously having some hearing problems.

Posted by: SoCal_Distortion | October 31, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Republicans got us here. Enough is enough.

Posted by: frodot | October 31, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

In Illinois you put a hold on legislation by voting "present". In the U.S. Congress there are different tools which serve the same function, but go by a different name.

Boehner is making a false comparison here and of course he knows it.

Like a lot of skilled politicians -- especially of the GOP variety -- he knows he's lying. Or more accurately "Bearing False Witness".

Boehner needs to spend less time on the tanning bed and more time in Confessional.

The God Lord knows that man has dirty hands after having spent 8 years on his knees kissing W.'s backside.

Posted by: JPRS | October 31, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

It would be nice if Rep. Boehner would do a little research before making such a nasty accusation. The Illinois system uses the present vote as a way to say you support the idea but there are things in the bill that you cannot support. It is a tactical voting method and the fact that Rep. Boehner does not understand this says more for his (and Senator McCain's) misunderstanding and lack of knowledge than they do about Senator Obama. In fact, Obama's deep understanding of the law and, in particular, the constitution is one of the reasons that I support him for President. He has taught constitutional law and he respects and supports our rights. Anyone who doubts Obama's love of his country should think about that before you make judgments about him. This is just one more area where Obama is being judged guilty based on what can most kindly be called severe misinformation and it shows the reason behind one of the basic rights in our country, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Think about how hard it is to prove that you haven't done something when people are saying there must be something there - how do prove that there is not. This is not what our country is about nor is the type of attack that Rep. Boehner is making. I'd like to see the candidates sticking to the differences in their policy views and not calling each other names. Look at who is showing grace and dignity and you'll see the man who should President.

Posted by: Nataya1 | October 31, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Boehner spoke the truth and it's obvious by these lame comments it hurt the Obama crowd. These are among the most disappointing comments I have come across this campaign season. If you have the brains to read the Post, why bother to post such mindless, Kool Aid drinking drivel.These are complicated issues and making comments that are not even at a 6th grade level is embarrassing.
These are dangerous times.Our collective retirement accounts, both personal and employer based, have lost 40% of their value. The national media has abdicated its responsibility to scrutinize both parties, it is so flagrantly pro-Obama. This is the ultimate "cult of personality", it would make Mussolini blush.I agree it is fair game to question Palin's qualifications to be VP. But how in the world can the media explain its worship of Obama when in fact he is not even qualified to manage a Starbucks?
Remember Newt's revolution in 1994? Well here it comes again in 2010.
Boehner, keep speaking the truth, we know the media lapdogs won't.

Posted by: johio | October 31, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I have one question to all of you- the faithful Obama, who sat in the parish, but had EAR PLUGS during SERMON, could not CHANGE Rev WRIGHT's thoughts when he rebuked the very country he was born in, decided to leave the parish- how could he bring about CHANGE- very first time he had the chance to speak out, CUT & RAN, and left the parish. Now, Obama says he can change the country, DO YOU BELEIVE HIM- NO JUDGEMENT and AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT- can he lead this great country- if the answer is is yes, vote for him, if not, VOTE FOR MACCAIN/PALIN
who

Posted by: jayrkay | October 31, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

"The Illinois system uses the present vote as a way to say you support the idea but there are things in the bill that you cannot support."

Exactly. Trying to have it both ways, refusing to take a stand, and/or make and explain a difficult decision. What would happen if 51% of the legislature voted "present"? Barack Obama is a poser.

Posted by: sampjack | October 31, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

How do I put this objectively...

John Boehner is a megalomaniacal fraud. I sincerely doubt he cares at all about the interests of any given Ohioan.

I do not care at all what he thinks or stands for. And no one should. Period.

Fraud.

Posted by: Goombay | October 31, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

"

Obaby is the one who's chummy with Chavez. maybe a little more than friends...

Chavez is tight with Putin who is tight with Ahmadinejad... and the circle continues

Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever"

Not sure where you're getting your misinformation, starsandyellowstripes. But this much is true: One of McCain's major backers is Carl Lindner, who was Charles Keating's mentor and boss and is now McCain's major fundraiser in Ohio. Lindner's corporation, Chiquita, was fined last year, that's LAST YEAR, $1.7 million in settlement of criminal charges for providing assistance to right-wing death squads in Colombia, which are listed as "terrorist organizations" by the US government.

You could look it up. Now who's consorting with terrorists, eh, Starsandbars?

Posted by: thrh | November 1, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

"

I have one question to all of you- the faithful Obama, who sat in the parish, but had EAR PLUGS during SERMON, could not CHANGE Rev WRIGHT's thoughts when he rebuked the very country he was born in, decided to leave the parish- how could he bring about CHANGE- very first time he had the chance to speak out, CUT & RAN, and left the parish. Now, Obama says he can change the country, DO YOU BELEIVE HIM- NO JUDGEMENT and AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT- can he lead this great country- if the answer is is yes, vote for him, if not, VOTE FOR MACCAIN/PALIN
who

Posted by: jayrkay"

Who what? Have preachers who say that Hitler was part of God's plan for dealing with the Jews? Who have preachers who exorcise witches and drive them out of town, and pray for their candidate to be safe from witches?

Posted by: thrh | November 1, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Gotta admit; Boner made a tough decision, supporting McCain. One that will haunt him for the rest of his brief political career. Maybe he can join Tom Delay in the exterminator business?

Posted by: thrh | November 1, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

It's like shooting fish in a barrel, but fish are smarter than Republican congressmen.

Posted by: thrh | November 1, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

I'm thrh, and I support this message!

Posted by: thrh | November 1, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

I'll be happy when Boehner is GONE. If I have to watch his crocodile tears one more time on C-Span, I just may throw up. He, like most (not all) of the Republican pols is such a hypocrite. He sure would make a mother proud...not! I'd be embarassed to have voted him in office. He acts like a 2 year old. And all that business after the bailout...trying to put the blame on Pelosi...oh, grow up and act like an adult. Obviously his "hurt" feelings were more important than the country. Yeah, he's another "Country First" guy...more BS!

Posted by: treetracker | November 1, 2008 12:39 AM | Report abuse


When you have no strong or convincing argument you start behaving like a nasty child, calling names, and using bully speak.

Mr Boehner and his ilk, like Elizabeth Dole, Palin and many others are a stain on a real democracy.

You don't gain votes by allowing yourself to use foul language in front of an audience. By doing so, you show yourself for what you are. A stack of Bull, and a gasbag. Empty and lost.

Such clowns should be kept out of any public office by concerned voters.

Posted by: bekabo | November 1, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Posted by bekabo:

"Such clowns should be kept out of any public office by concerned voters."

I do what I can. Unfortunately, here in the Ohio 8th District, Boehner has had no serious competition for years. Until I saw a yard sign this week, I was unaware that Boehner was being opposed. (Not that it matters much...I always vote for any name other than Boehner.)

Posted by treetracker:

"I'll be happy when Boehner is GONE. If I have to watch his crocodile tears one more time on C-Span, I just may throw up. "

Crocodile tears? Don't fool yourself. They're real...he's a big pu$$y. (Sorry, but that's the kind of language Boehner understands.)


Posted by: mainspark | November 1, 2008 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Chicken sh*t is what Boehner will be eating for breakfast on Nov. 5.

Payback time. Let's crush these little rodents. Obama '08, yes we will.

Posted by: realcountrymusic | November 1, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

The media seems to have been covering for Biden for some time. While news stories still talk about Dan Quayle’s spelling mistake 18 years later, there has been almost no news coverage of Biden’s numerous wacky statements. What if Quayle had said something similar to Biden’s recent statement that, "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'" A neat trick given that Herbert Hoover was president in 1929 and no one was watching television.

It might not fit the simple template for a 36-year veteran of the Senate to not understand what vice presidents do (after all, eight vice presidents have served with him), but Biden knew less about this than the political outsider, Sarah Palin. Given that they are running to be vice president, why didn’t that story dominate the news coverage after the debate?
-- Finally, an amusing point as evidence that Biden is just one of the people he pointed to, inviting anyone to have a beer with him at "Katie's Restaurant" in Wilmington, Del. Unfortunately, people will have a hard time taking him up on his offer, since the restaurant hasn't had that name for probably 15 years.

Posted by: lucygirl1 | November 1, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

John McCain's web site doesn't need a "Fight the Smears" page, which is found at Barack Obama's site, because he has run an honorable campaign based on the issues, while the McCain campaign engages in character assassination.

Yet, the news media hasn't bothered to expose the truth about John McCain found in "What Is the True Story of McCain’s Wartime Experience?" It's a detailed report by historian Mary Hershberger about John McCain's role and behavior regarding the disastrous fire on the USS Forrestal, which can be found at http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081007_investigating_john_mccains_tragedy_at_sea/.

Posted by: BettyW1 | November 1, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Ah, the scatological rhetoric of the conservatives...it brings back memories...

Dick....meet Boehner. Boehner, Dick.

Posted by: caraprado1 | November 1, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Small men...small minds...stupid remarks. Obama '08--for CHANGE.

Boehner? Old news very soon.

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

Are the Republicans holding auditions for the name-calling All-Star team?
The man who dropped the C-bomb on his wife was so impressed with how a(6 college) journalism major was able to smear both candidates in the space of 4 words upon hearing of an Obama primary victory over Hillary this spring that he chose her as his running mate. Now Boehner is making his run.
Michelle Bachmann, Robin Hayes, Dick Cheney, ... maybe they need Joe the Plumber (well, unlicensed & tax-dodging) to judge this event.
What grace, class, & responsible citizenship- role models for our kids?

Posted by: DoctorB | November 1, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING:

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

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

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

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

Posted by: caraprado1 | November 1, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a socialist. Democrats should be embarrassed by putting this person up for election.

The great silent conservative majority will rise up on Tuesday and elect President McCain and Vice-President Palin. Don't you love the sound of that you left-wing liberals?

It should be interesting to see in-the-tank-for-obama Mary Ann Makers blog on Wednesday morning. Surprise!!!

Posted by: jim000122 | November 1, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Should Boehner bow down and worship Obama Ms. Makers??????

The college soph was appalled by hearing chicken sh-t? Give me a break...She should go to a frat or sorority party and hear alot worse things.

Posted by: jim000122 | November 1, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

If Obama's a chicken than Boehner's a cock.

Posted by: jelow | November 1, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm voting for Obama because he keeps his cool, he's intelligent and I think he's a good manager. He's someone who will be smart enough to pull people together to resolve problems instead of totally ignoring those who simply don't agree with him. I never believed Bush's rhetoric about compassionate conservatism and I can't believe McCain or Palin especially since they started purposely putting a wedge between the two political factions by calling themselves the true Americans implying the rest of us are not somehow patriotic. I can't vote republican because Palin is just another example of how the campaign and the GOP think real Americans are stupid by putting forth an inexperienced politician who talks down to the country. The other reason I can't vote for McCain is because of the racism and the violence that exudes from his followers, screaming "kill him" from the background. I'm not certain Obama will win but I'm praying that he will win. 43 old white men have run this country, the last 8 years by one who drove the country into the ground so it's time to give some one else a chance, this time it's a black man maybe next time it will be a woman but right now McCain/Palin are not the people that can do the job right, and they encourage their followers that being unsophisticated, ignorant and violent is OK. It's time to bring our men and women home from Iraq, send long needed help to our Military in Afghanistan and heal the nation as one.

Posted by: DaveBronx | November 2, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

"...for Obama who will increase troop strength (64,000 Soldiers, 17,000 Marines)..."

End strength was already going up and it has nothing to do with Obama.

I side with Bohner on this one, Obama was scared sh*tless to vote, showing his true feelings. This is not the type of person I want in the White House, neither is McCain.
So, as an Indie, I am voting for Ron Paul.

Posted by: zendrell | November 2, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing that so many postings on this site are pro-Obama. You people have no clue as to what this man truly represents and the threat to your own individual freedoms which he poses.

He has been quoted as saying:

When I am President I will "disarm America" (Meet the Press, 2007)

America should be more like the nations of Islam (Meet the Press, October, 2007)

America has done a grave injustice to the nation of Islam! (October 7, 2007)

Obama will not honor the American Flag and suggests that we redesign the American Flag! That the National Anthem should be changed to "I want to teach the world to sing" He admitted to attending several flag burning events with his wife! (meet the Press, 2007)

Studies done by Newsmax have substantiated that the Obama is and has been more than just friends with radicals like Louis Farrakan, who calls Obama their Messiah (AP, August, 2007) That he (Obama) campaigned for Raila Odenga in Kenya, South Africa. Odenga promosted the rape and muder of hundreds of Christians in Kenya. Odinga belongs to the same tribe of which Obama's father also belonged. It has been reported that Odenga is Obama's cousin, but I have not been able to verify this claim.

Obama received financial aide, while attending the Harvard Law School, from Khalid Al-Mansour, a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist who was a “mentor” to the founders of the Black Panther party at the time the party was founded in the early 1960s.

The present economic crisis was rooted in the Clinton Administration who rubber stamped the feds mandate that lenders should finance mortgages to high risk individuals who ultimately defaulted on these loans. Alan Greenspan, the Federal Reserve Chairman, espoused the credit derivatives or credit default swaps, which are directly responsible for our present fiancial woes! (60 Minutes, October 26, 2008)

In 2001, the Republicans attempted to push for regulatory controls over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and again in 2003, but their efforts were defeated by the Democrats. (CBS News Special, October 9, 2008)Obama Advisers opposed this effort to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which resulted in the subprime fiasco.

Yet, none of you seem to consider the truth in forming your allegiance to Obama. You are voting merely because you have been deceived by this con man who is the most left wing "wingnut" to come down the pike in the last 200 years.

I am not enamored by McCain, but in weighing the two, I must admit that McCain is a "choir boy" compared to this very dangerous counterfiet christian who is buying the White House. Elect Obama if you want, but you will dreadfully regret your choice. You and your children will pay the price in the loss of everything you value!

Posted by: Jordan48 | November 3, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

"It is amazing that so many postings on this site are pro-Obama."

Jordan48, why is it amazing? He's up in the polls, he's about to win a landslide in the electoral college, and he's going to be our next President.

You can rant all you want - you guys have been throwing out these outrageous smears about Obama's character from the beginning. The strategy hasn't worked, basically because the stuff is either completely fabricated, or the incredibly small grain of truth has been twisted so far out of context that reasonable people have had a hard time believing anything you guys say.

So my advice is: just give it a rest. Nobody believes these stories anymore. This baby's over. It's going to be President Obama. Get used to it.

Posted by: mjo1 | November 3, 2008 2:41 AM | Report abuse

"Boehner, keep speaking the truth, we know the media lapdogs won't.

Posted by: johio | October 31, 2008 10:47 PM "

And then here comes johio with his neo-con crusade blinders on. I am glad you are proud of this idiot (and I mean that literally) in office. Keep voting him back cause you'll GET what you wanted... just like Bush/Cheney! Perhaps you should watch C-SPAN occasionally and watch your rep in action... you might be surprised how dumb he really is....

Posted by: darmar40 | November 3, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

John McCain has ties to Khalidi through a group Khalidi helped found 15 years ago. The Center for Palestine Research and Studies received at least $448,000 from an organization McCain chairs.


During the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by Khalidi, including one worth half a million dollars.

A 1998 tax filing for the McCain-led group shows a $448,873 grant to Khalidi’s Center for Palestine Research and Studies for work in the West Bank. (See grant number 5180, “West Bank: CPRS” on page 14 of this PDF.)

The relationship extends back as far as 1993, when John McCain joined IRI as chairman in January.

Foreign Affairs noted in September of that year that IRI had helped fund several extensive studies in Palestine run by Khalidi’s group, including over 30 public opinion polls and a study of “sociopolitical attitudes.”

Why is McCain trying to pass Khalidi off as another "Radical Obama Associate?"

With all of the pathetic and laughable attacks on Obama... What is next?
Pictures of Obama at age 5 playing with a GI Joe....and a caption reading...

"Obama, a terrorist who plays with dolls..."

Posted by: AlexP1 | November 3, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

The reason that McCain doesn't have a "fight the smears" link on his website is because Obama is focusing on the issues that are important to American citizens....not a smear campaign. Do you really want to go down the road of Rev. Wright? Sarah Palin has some pretty damn scary church affiliations that have not been discussed. She belongs to a prayer group that casts out witches and prays to block the prayers of Catholics. Her affiliations with the AIP should also be of concern. Don't even get me started on McCain's history. He could not discuss the economy so he resorts to smears.

Posted by: trisha4 | November 3, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Bohner's another phony Republican patriot who opted out of serving in VietNam when he had the chance.

Posted by: ahopewell55 | November 3, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Bohner's another phony Republican patriot who opted out of serving in VietNam when he had the chance.

Posted by: ahopewell55 | November 3, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Why did McCain vote against improved health care for returning military? That's the one thing that really bothers me. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama voted for it. How could a veteran vote against such a bill?

Posted by: ukwriter | November 3, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Now who's the Chicken ..... Mr. Boehner

Posted by: bardbebe54 | November 3, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Celebrity Muslim, Arab, foreigner, leftist, liberal, terrorist, socialist--and now chicken s... Call him what his petty-minded opponents will, Barack Obama has risen above the slander and, come Nov. 4,he could well be the President elect of the United States.

Sorry, Mr. Boehner

Posted by: Carlossss | November 3, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

As I read the comments posted by Obamaites, I am appaled at the character of people who back him. As an Independent, I am not pleased with the choices that the major parties gave me to vote for, but I must say that the comments submitted by McCain supporters seem to be of a much higher quality than Obama's. Supposedly, Obama lays claim to having the better educated backing him. If so, they certainly aren't represented by what is submitted in this comment section. There are numerous lapses in basic grammar and spelling. It makes you want to believe that most of the postings here are being made my young teens. There is no originality in their postings and simply follow like lemmings what their contemporaries say.

Posted by: depoulins | November 3, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

The thrilling game of "Six Steps of Separation" continues, with this gem posted by: StarsAndStripesForever:

"Obaby is the one who's chummy with Chavez. maybe a little more than friends... Chavez is tight with Putin who is tight with Ahmadinejad... and the circle continues"

Beginning with a contrived falsehood (the silly contention about Senator Obama being "chummy" with Venezuelan President Chavez is simply manufactured), Stars extrapolates to produce a potential indictment of anybody on the planet. We ALL "know someone who knows someone". Turns out Dick Cheney and Barrack Obama are distant relatives! So WHAT?


Remember when only "totalitarian" governments imprisoned people without charges, tortured prisoners, spied on their own citizens, enriched their own corrupt elites at the expense of ordinary people and invaded foreign nations on false pretexts?

I want my country back. I want my old Republican Party back. Time to throw the Neocon bums out.

Republicans for Obama!

Posted by: Iconoblaster | November 3, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I think that whichever candidate wins this election, global poverty needs to be one of the top issues on the agenda that he has. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | November 3, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey jayrkay!

Just wondered if you knew that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a member of the United States Marine Corps! I think he even fought for this country (not sure of this though). Before you start spewing the same old propaganda, you might want to check out some facts. The neocons and their misinformed cronies sure break my heart with their frantic whinings about their POSSIBLE loss of power. I, on the other hand, am breathing a cautious sigh of relief. Obama will have the oportunity to make a great president. At the very least he will be better than what we have had for the past eight years.

Posted by: nwsjnky1 | November 3, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Is he serious?!!!! Is he out of his mind?!!!! I suppose McCaine has been the posterboy for heroism only? This man couldn't stand up to Obama's knees; for it takes courage to deal with all of the crap such as threats to his and his family's lives, the racial name-calling, and dealing with the racist filth I've seen in so many blogs from the "true chickens" that are the fearful ones. The ones who, probably just like him, are afraid of Black people, afraid of the unknown, threatened by change and feel that nothing positive can come out of this historic event. My God! people, let's unite and support whomever the victor is on Wednesday!He'll need it. If it's Obama, he will need support; not the yelling of racial epithets or anything else that he's been called or accused of doing or being. It's time for change; as it is 2008, and there are all kinds of wonderful people which make up these wonderful United States of America!All have such wonderful contributions to make, so don't be the one who makes it difficult. If you allow it to, this can be such a great life-growing experience for all; and just as Obama has said in the past,will allow fearful people who have pre-conceived ideas and prejudices, and never took the time to learn anything positive about any minority, to learn about them and open up the dialogue and release their fear. All will be happier because of this change if it happens. This is a positive thing. Let it go, folks. Peace to all!

Posted by: sjohns | November 3, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

"It will indeed be very interesting when [Boehner] has to call Senator Obama, 'Mr. President-elect' and 'Mr. President'. I hope Boehner won't be eating food at that moment, you know, with choking hazards and such."

He will be eating not chicken, but crow. S**tcrow, to be precise. And yes, that does sound cannibalistic to me too.

And as to the choking hazard, I don't see any cause for concern. Boehner is very experienced and adept at choking his chicken.

Posted by: laboo | November 3, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

HE SAID CHICKEN WHAT? ...IF THE SHOE FITS

'COURSE, FRANKLY, HE DIDN'T GO FAR ENOUGH...-- AND YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU'LL ALL DOUBLE THAT A YEAR FROM NOW WHEN WE'RE STANDING IN BREAD LINES......

Posted by: myworld | November 3, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

HE WILL NEVER BE MY PRESIDENT !!!!!

Posted by: myworld | November 3, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

HE WILL NEVER BE MY PRESIDENT !!!!!

Posted by: myworld | November 3, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey Boner! Here's a new word for your vocabulary. It somehow seems to embody your very essence.

"Aarshaarknabbelaar"

It's Dutch, but it's almost the same in your native Nazi, so I imagine you'll get the gist pretty quick.

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Posted by: laboo | November 3, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I thought the senate was supposed to be more resrved in its soliloquies? He's probably sore that he and his legion of 'con followers will be in the minority yet again due to thier lock-step voting w/ Pres. Bush

Posted by: davidmc1 | November 4, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Well hopefully Boener won't have to show up to vote in the house because his vote will not matter.

Posted by: JRM2 | November 4, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"Just wondered if you knew that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a member of the United States Marine Corps!"
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Rev. Wright served with honor and re-enlisted while guys like Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and others were taking deferments.

Jeremiah Wright was so well thought of as a medic that he was chosen to treat President Lyndon Johnson.

Despite the repeated video clips that we have all seen he has also done a lot of good for people less fortunate than us.

Just a little perspective for 'ya

Posted by: JRM2 | November 4, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

"There is no originality in their postings and simply follow like lemmings what their contemporaries say.

Posted by: depoulins | November 3, 2008 12:14 PM"
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Now there's a well constructed sentence.

Posted by: JRM2 | November 4, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

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