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Without 527s, Candidates Must Carry Negative Message

In the last 72 hours, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has repeatedly referred to Barack Obama "palling" around with terrorists while Obama's campaign has sent an email to its supporters announcing the creation of a new Web site highlighting John McCain's ties to the "Keating Five" scandal of the 1980s.

Bill Ayers
The McCain has tapped Sarah Palin to go after Obama's association with William Ayers.

What is amazing about these incidents is not that they happened -- after all, with a month to go before the general election the "kitchen sink" theory always applies in politics -- but that the attacks came from the campaigns themselves.

In recent past presidential elections, personal attacks like these almost always have come not from the candidate but from outside organizations with no ties to the campaigns. That lack of a linkage allowed the candidates to disavow the attacks while benefiting from the fact the information was being moved into the public consciousness.

The 2004 presidential election provides a perfect lesson in the effectiveness of outside groups in carrying negative personal messages.

The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth went up with ads attacking Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's military record at the start of August 2004. By the end of that month, President George W. Bush was disavowing the ads -- insisting that "they're bad for the system." But, the ads went on (and on) -- inflicting considerable damage to Kerry's chances at the presidency.

While it drew less attention, the Media Fund, a 527 group run by Democratic operatives, performed a similar function for Kerry. The group, which spent tens of millions on ads, hammered Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on their ties to Enron and Halliburton among others.

The collapse of the Media Fund in the wake of the 2004 election presaged a broader struggle for these outside organizations seeking to exert influence on the election.

Bill Ayers
Without groups like the American Issues Project, the Obama campaign is having to put out its own McCain-Keating video.

Although McCain and Obama have relaxed their initial opposition to the involvement of outside groups in the campaign, a series of attempts to organize efforts on the right and left have failed to get off the ground due to a lack of interest on the part of major donors to fund the efforts.

One such group -- the American Issues Project -- ran several weeks of television ads in August attacking Obama on his connection to William Ayers, and promised more ads in the fall campaign. But, to date AIP remains silent and off the airwaves with time running out for them to have a serious impact on the contest.

AIP is not alone. Liberal donors, who gave so freely to Media Fund and the related America Coming Together in 2004, have avoided that sort of giving in 2008 -- leading to the disbanding of groups like Progressive Media USA and the Fund for America. Organized labor remains a player but is more focused on voter identification and turnout than persuasion -- particularly with straight personal negative messaging.

Without these sort of coordinated and well funded outside organizations to carry the negative message, it has fallen to the candidates themselves to make sure voters know the sordid details about their opponent that tend to come up in the final month of a campaign.

Both McCain and Obama are trying to game the system in their own way. McCain is using Palin to carry the negative message about Ayers -- hoping to keeping the stink of the attack off of the candidate himself -- while the Obama campaign is putting the Keating Five video on the web rather than television in hopes it seeps into the public consciousness with less clear associations with the Illinois senator.

The risk is still very real for the two candidates -- particularly McCain. Voters tend to recoil at what they believe to be negative personal attacks in politics, no matter how much truth the attacks may have. For that reason, candidates are always wary about using their campaign ads to drive home personal hits for fear that the public reaction could rebound against them.

Given McCain's slippage in recent state and national polls and the increased focus on economic matters over the last few weeks, the only path currently available to the Arizona Senator is to raise questions about Obama's character and readiness for office. Without some sort of outside group to carry that water, McCain must push the attack on his own -- in the process risking the possibility that voters will simply turn their back on him due to the personal nature of the attacks.

The silver lining for McCain is that there are still 29 days before the November election, and all it takes is for one affluent donor to write a $10 million check to launch a group that can take the character fight to Obama. But, the clock is ticking.

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 6, 2008; 12:03 PM ET
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McSame is campaigning exactly as Bush did...swiftboat attacks. McSame will undoubtably use the shill angle like Bush did, put a paid shill in the audience. Remember Bush and Jeff Gannon as a White House reporter between 2003 and 2005 ...turns out Gannon was a male prostitute who was paid to pose as a journalist and throw Bush softball questions. Bush ran as a pretend cowboy...McSame runs as a pretend maverick....maverick means cowboy, look it up!

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 7, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 7, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

The thing is, Sen. McCain has already admitted to all of the issues surrounding the Keating mess. Sen. Obama has not answered any questions about Ayers (to his defense, the media haven't really asked the questions, either.)

Here's one: Sen. Obama, when you were working with Bill Ayers to turn some Chicago schools into places in which you could spread your radical views to school children, did you ever consider the impact that his past as a terrorist would have on your future political ambitions?

Posted by: PASpilman | October 7, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

The thing is, Sen. McCain has already admitted to all of the issues surrounding the Keating mess. Sen. Obama has not answered any questions about Ayers (to his defense, the media haven't really asked the questions, either.)

Here's one: Sen. Obama, when you were working with Bill Ayers to turn some Chicago schools into places in which you could spread your radical views to school children, did you ever consider the impact that his past as a terrorist would have on your future political ambitions?

Posted by: PASpilman | October 7, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse


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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 7, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse


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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 7, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Just as I always suspected -- Aspergirl is really a truck driver in drag.

Not only does she show no real measurable intelligence in any of her typically grungy, moronic, pro-Hillary, pro-McCain, pro-neocon, pseudo-right-wing comments to the Fix - but now -- she's a burly macho wannabe gym attendant prowling around some alley looking for a fight.

Aspergirl: you are way, way beyond pathetic and pitiful. You seriously need some heavy duty counseling by a competent psychiatrist -- followed by mandatory re-enrollment in middle school and high school -- just to learn what you missed the first time around - how to logically comprehend, analyze and think before your mouth and hands start to move.

You've got 8 yrs of what will be an enormously successful Obama-Biden administration to get up to speed before the next open Presidential primary and general election in 2016. Here's hoping you make the best of it by getting the help you so obviously need.

Posted by: les_ca | October 7, 2008 6:08 AM | Report abuse

Just as I always suspected -- Aspergirl is really a truck driver in drag.

Not only does she show no real measurable intelligence in any of her typically grungy, moronic, pro-Hillary, pro-McCain, pro-neocon, pseudo-right-wing comments to the Fix - but now -- she's a burly macho wannabe gym attendant prowling around some alley looking for a fight.

Aspergirl: you are way, way beyond pathetic and pitiful. You seriously need some heavy duty counseling by a competent psychiatrist -- followed by mandatory re-enrollment in middle school and high school -- just to learn what you missed the first time around - how to logically comprehend, analyze and think before your mouth and hands start to move.

You've got 8 yrs of what will be an enormously successful Obama-Biden administration to get up to speed before the next open Presidential primary and general election in 2016. Here's hoping you make the best of it by getting the help you so obviously need.

Posted by: les_ca | October 7, 2008 6:08 AM | Report abuse

Just as I always suspected -- Aspergirl is really a truck driver in drag.

Not only does she show no real measurable intelligence in any of her typically grungy, moronic, pro-Hillary, pro-McCain, pro-neocon, pseudo-right-wing comments to the Fix - but now -- she's a burly macho wannabe gym attendant prowling around some alley looking for a fight.

Aspergirl: you are way, way beyond pathetic and pitiful. You seriously need some heavy duty counseling by a competent psychiatrist -- followed by mandatory re-enrollment in middle school and high school -- just to learn what you missed the first time around - how to logically comprehend, analyze and think before your mouth and hands start to move.

You've got 8 yrs of what will be an enormously successful Obama-Biden administration to get up to speed before the next open Presidential primary and general election in 2016. Here's hoping you make the best of it by getting the help you so obviously need.

Posted by: les_ca | October 7, 2008 6:03 AM | Report abuse

Just as I always suspected -- Aspergirl is really a truck driver in drag.

Not only does she show no real measurable intelligence in any of her typically grungy, moronic, pro-Hillary, pro-McCain, pro-neocon, pseudo-right-wing comments to the Fix - but now -- she's a burly macho wannabe gym attendant prowling around some alley looking for a fight.

Aspergirl: you are way, way beyond pathetic and pitiful. You seriously need some heavy duty counseling by a competent psychiatrist -- followed by mandatory re-enrollment in middle school and high school -- just to learn what you missed the first time around - how to logically comprehend, analyze and think before your mouth and hands start to move.

You've got 8 yrs of what will be an enormously successful Obama-Biden administration to get up to speed before the next open Presidential primary and general election in 2016. Here's hoping you make the best of it by getting the help you so obviously need.

Posted by: les_ca | October 7, 2008 5:56 AM | Report abuse

I see that AspenGirl (AKA Dianne72 AKA JakeD)
has no problem with genocide in East Timor.
McCain's buddy Kissinger backed in in Dec 1975.
Kissinger let die in one day more peole than Bill Ayers never killed in 10 years.

But AspenGirl (AKA Dianne72 AKAJakeD) probably believes the Timorese deserved to die.

Posted by: edlharris | October 7, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Palin had an interesting day in Florida today. In a Starbucks she had to hurried out by the secret service as people were yelling at her and calling her names. I think they were actually afraid for her safety. At a rally as palin was referring to Obama as a terrorist, members of the audience were yelling out "Kill Him Kill, Him" as Palin continued to stir them up. Palin is one sick person. She is the perfect "STOOGE" for the republicans.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 6, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

People in glass houses should not throw Stones. McCain has his own skeletons with Charles Keating. Palin has hers with her voodoo preacher, not to mention TROOPERGATE and the fact that Todd was, perhaps still is a member a secessionist party.

Posted by: tydicea | October 6, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

To quote the Bob Dylan song that gave the name to the faction of the SDS that Ayers was involved in: "You don't need a weatherman to see which way the wind is blowing." These days it's obvious that wind is at Obama's back and blowing back the smoke set forth by the negativity of Rove's Rangers who work for McCain and Palin and also pushing away a wave that will wash away all the mud they have splattered over the campaign trail.

Posted by: ejgallagher1 | October 6, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

John Keating McCainiac
&
Sarahcide Palingate
2008
*Country First Savings & Loan*

Is Why The Keating5/Lincoln Savings & Loan Matters
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We must take our country back from Ali Mohammad McCain and Osama Bin Palin! My Friends..If they want to play the blame game with silly tactics flavored with racial overtones and list Barack Obama's name with terrorists, muslims, thugs, resko/ayres fibs, anti-hillary accusations, & flag pins; We must demand the following GOP/McCainiac issues come to the forefront and be answered in the media:
~Keating 5 www(dot)keatingeconomics(dot)com
~Fundamental Deregulator
~Deregulation of Social Security
~Deregulation of HealthCare
~Enron Loophole
~100 Year War Monger & $Trillions$ Spent On Iraqi War
~Vicki Iseman Girlfriend and Media Lobbyist
~Brokaw/McCain Friendship
~Infidelity/Adultery
~Anti-Catholic
~Tax Break Elimination
~Voted Against Equal Pay & Equal Rights For Our Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Grandmothers, Nieces, Aunts, Wives, & Girlfriends
~Temperament-Erraticsism, Is There A Blood Relation Between McCraziac & Bill-Had-Sex-With-A-Show-Intern-O'Reilly ?
~McCain Campaign Lobbyist ie. Rick Davis & 169 more Lobbyists
~Andrew McCain + Nevada based Silver State Bank
~Andrew McCain + CMKM Diamonds,better known as CMKX
~Palingate/Troopergate Criminal Investigation
~Palin's REV.THOMAS MUTHEE Witchdoctor Video
~Betrayus With A Surge To Nowhere In Iraq
~US Council For World Freedom; Radical, Dangerous & Racist Organization
~Voted Against Veteran Benefits At Home
~4th Stage Cancer & recurrence rate
~Radical Criminal: G. Gordon Liddy's Fundraiser At His Home For & With McCain
~Anheuser Busch(Budweiser)Cindy Mccain #1 National Debate Sponsor
~*Straight Talk America PAC, *Altria Group, *American Issues Project, *National Campaign Fund, *Vets For Freedom
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www(dot)mccainslobbyists(dot)com

www(dot)mccainsource(dot)com

www(dot)therealmccain(dot)com/butler

www(dot)mudflats(dot)wordpress(dot)com

www(dot)plnewsforum(dot)com/index.php/forums/viewthread/39966

www(dot)phoenixnewtimes(dot)com/1989-11-29/news/mccain-the-most-reprehensible-of-the-keating-five/1

www(dot)rationalrevolution0(dot)tripod(dot)com/war/bush_family_and_the_s(dot)htm

www(dot)republicansexoffenders(dot)com

www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c

McCain Campaign Has Strong Ties To Corporate Lobbyists At Center Of Bailout
www(dot)thinkprogress(dot)org/2008/09/22/mccain-campaign-lobbies-bailou

McCain on Special Interest, Lobbyists and DC Sleaze—What you should remember
www(dot)personals(dot)nymag(dot)com/blog/1069/post_78180.html?dcb=personals(dot)nymag(dot)com

Media advance myth of McCain as lobbyist foe
www(dot)mediamatters(dot)org/items/200802260009

the McCAIN BUSH GRAMM foreclosure plan: called BIG BANK BAILOUT (4 more years of BUSH PILLAGE?)
www(dot)miami(dot)craigslist(dot)org/mdc/pol/850631984(dot)html

G. Gordon Liddy: John McCain Finds His Own Radical Criminal Ties At A Fundraiser For McCain At Liddy's House
www(dot)huffingtonpost(dot)com/2008/05/05/g-gordon-liddy-john-mccai_n_100134(dot)html

NOW, IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE, PUT "credit default swap + Mccain lobbyists" INTO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BAR
AND YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THE UNETHICAL THEFT THAT MCCAIN HAS PULLED OVER THE EYES OF ALL THE LOW INFORMATION AMERICANS THAT WILL VOTE FOR HIM. IT IS DISGUSTING AND IT'S THE SAME LIPSTICK ON THE SAME PIG!

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


Dawd, bonjedi and the poster who creates screen names to look like other posters:


Please identify yourselves as part of the Obama campaign - it is only right that your comments are attributed to your hope and leader Obama.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet

Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 6, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

P.S. I think McCain should also make the point that he is not running because teevee stars and celebrities think he's cool. That he doesn't care about being cool. That what he cares about is fighting for this country, which he has done his entire adult life, and now he wants to do it in new ways that change the corruption in DC and restore integrity to government.

Obama has fought for nothing except his self image and the major dollars from big donors. Compare and contrast.

Posted by: ophelia3 | October 6, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Our country has become so politically correct it is ridiculous. We are supposed to give Obama the Presidency "just because" he is BLACK> what a bunch of bulldoodoo. Obama is a slimeball who should not be in office at all. I did not vote for him and I hope the other people don't fall for his speeches either.

Posted by: Scruffy1970 | October 6, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 6, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Character is a valid and important criterion in evaluating a candidate.

But McCain doesn't have to attack Obama directly. He only has to attack him obliquely by saying "I am not running for office because of ego, because I need the attention. Because of narcissism. I am not running for president to ride in Air Force 1. I am not running for president without a record, because I want to be famous and I think it's about ME." Then add that he is running to continue to fight corruption and continue to change the system.

If McCain does this, people will get exactly what it is about Obama that is wrong and what McCain is saying about Obama's character, or lack thereof.

Posted by: ophelia3 | October 6, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

The real question for McCain isnt that he was corrupted by the Keating 5 but that he learned from it and fought against the corruption of money politics as a result. Mr Obama doesn't really have a similar incident in his background to compare to wither in terms of blatant corruption or correcting the damage. Either guy at this point will probably make a good president, and I intended to vote for McCain until he chose Palin who seems about as stupid and venal as bush. Now its either mickey mouse write in, hold my nose and vote for McCain with the fear for his health or vote for Obama who is not of my party or represents my beliefs.

Posted by: chet_brewer | October 6, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

How is AsperGirl doing? We need th push the culture thing and the character issue ... These are pocket book issue in Ohio. We trust the white guy ... and not the one paling around with terrorist!!

Obama was more accountable at 8 years old that McCain was as an elder Senator in the Keating 5

Palin/McCain all the way ... Sorry I meant McCain/Palin. Palin for 2012 when she reads up on the economy.

Posted by: amitchell13 | October 6, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Lets get to the point.Palin has no room to talk about dishonesty when she is 'avoiding, any mention of Troopergate' and why her 7 associates never showed up for a court hearing and are still stalling it from going forward, here is some news on McCain and his association with kingpin Charles Keating and his tainted creatures:
http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/democrats_to_raise_mccain_asso.php

Posted by: grdn_nell | October 6, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

hey aspergirl you're a really tough talking girl hiding behind a blog handle talking about beating the crud out of people. Whether you like what the weather underground stood for they had the conviction to take their fight to the streets. Kind of like the boston tea party, the sons of liberty and other terrorist organizations. You have the courage to hide behind anonymous posts and talk about punching folks out. These guys trained for street fighting, they would have (and probably still could )kicked the crap out of you.

While I think they were wrong, they showed more courage in their convictions then the chicken hawk neo cons who dodged the draft or went into AF reserve and want to sacrifice other folks kids for their strongly held beliefs.

Your trash talk is part of the problem with current politics

Posted by: chet_brewer | October 6, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Bill O'Reilly appears to agree with me that the Ayers stuff is currently less relevant than which candidate is good at economics.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but I see William Ayers' corrupt, weak and self-obsessed face and I just want to beat the crap out of him. And I bet I could, even being a girl with both hands tied behind my back. What an F-ing dickless wonder who used social unrest to aggrandize himself!

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but I see William Ayers' corrupt, weak and self-obsessed face and I just want to beat the crap out of him. And I bet I could, even being a girl with both hands tied behind my back. What an F-ing dickless wonder who used social unrest to aggrandize himself!

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

If McCain understood economics, or had the depth and insight to prepare himself on economics when (1) he knew he was weak in the subject and (2) that it could become an issue this election year, he'd have still made grandstanding postures and headline-grabbing moves.

The difference is, had he prepared himself and gained some insight and depth on these economic problems, his headline-grabbing moves would have been the right ones.

McCain should have voted against the bailout package, which was, as I tried to repeatedly point out last week, a big rip-off. The markets -- and credit -- will collapse with or without it. The only thing that really happened was a bunch of wall street types successfully pushed for a bailout, arguing that if they were bailed out there was a chance of avoiding a collapse (which chance is in fact really low).

What these financiers pulled off was in effect like a village that sits on a volcano's mountainside selling everyone else on the island on the idea that if the village on that sits on the mountainside are sent all the virgins on the island, the volcano might not erupt, when the volcano will erupt eventually anyways.

The real grandstanding, headline-grabbing play McCain should have pulled was doing the right thing and voting against the bailout, which is what many of his Republican house counterparts did. The headline-grabbing stuff McCain did do was meaningless by comparison.

McCain blew it.

And the crazy person, dwashington1, shut down this board with his insane long lunatic posts. The user should be informed that he will be banned if he continues to post novel-length verbal diarrhea.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Nicely balanced article. Stand by for incoming from both fronts!

Posted by: officermancuso | October 6, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Chris,
Consider this- when McCain and Obama were both talking about a new and respectful type of politics people assumed they would lay off of the personal attacks and really dirty stuff. But what if the result of that-the disabling of 527s that used to run the smears- does actually make the campaign system better. If candidates themselves have to run the most negative ads, they are going to have to answer for them unlike they had to answer for outside groups. The new politics isn't nice and polite, but it is responsive, accountable, and easily policed by both the media and candidate teams alike.

No one likes negative ads, but they are an essential part of our system. If negative jabs are to be thrown, though, who better than by the candidates themselves-then there will be greater scrutiny and policing of the charges in the public square.
Hoorah

Posted by: sfcpoll | October 6, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

37OAlley screeches:

Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.
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Who cares?

It's the economy, stupid.

Game over.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 6, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 6, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

The desperate and dismal last throes of the McCain campaign have exposed the emptiness of Republican ideas and leadership.

McCain and his puppet Palin are resolved to lead a scurrilous and unfounded attack against Obama at a time when the American people want to have a serious discussion about the imploding economic crisis.

Since McCain and Palin are utterly devoid of ideas and incapable of presenting a positive vision for the future, they have turned to the last resort of the scoundrel: political slime.

Shame on McCain. Palin doesn't know enough to be condemned for this vile behavior, but McCain used to be a true man. Now he is just an angry, erratic, dangerous old liar. McCain's complete collapse is a political travesty of the highest order.

Each time McCain slings more mud, Obama just rises up looking more collected, intelligent, level-headed, principled, and stronger than ever.

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: dee5 | October 6, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

The market is in the tank with Dow Jones industrials plunged as much as 800 points and set a new record for a one-day point drop and all the major indexes fell more than 7.5 percent. The benchmark index that gauges fear in the market jumped to the highest level in its 18-year history. Last month, 159,000 Americans jobs were lost. I could not sleep the whole weekend after opening my 401K statements with a quarter of retirement account vanish. And McCain wants to talk about gimmick “character” shenanigans. Where the FCUK does this idiot live at? McCain is beyond out-of-touch. More than any other time, we need a stable, smart and rational person at the helm of our economy. John McCain and his stupid running-mate, Sarah “Airhead” Palin can’t provide the required leadership.

No amount of “character” attack is going to persuade any reasonable person from the Economy. It’s all about the ECONOMY.

We are at a crossroad and the decision we make on November 4th will determine if America remains the World leader or to begin the slow but sure decline that the Great Britain has been on in the last century.

keatingeconomics.com

Posted by: JHigginss | October 6, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

The market is in the tank with DOW plunged 800 points and set a new record for a one-day point drop and all major indexes fell more than 7.5%. The benchmark index that gauges fear in the market jumped to the highest level in its 18-year history. Last month, 159,000 Americans jobs were lost. I couldn't sleep the whole weekend after opening my 401K statement with quarter of retirement account vanish. And McCain wants to talk about gimmick “character” shenanigans. What planet is this idiot live?

Posted by: JHigginss | October 6, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Mudslinging is the last refuge of the truly hapless, helpless and hopeless. It is a tactic favored by scoundrels and weasels. Sadly, it also invites retaliation in kind and any such retaliation will invariably be unkind. To wit:
• McCain's entry into political life as a member of The Keating Five;
• his marital infidelity and spousal abandonment in favor of a younger, uncrippled, decidedly richer heiress;
• Cindy's father's business association (and the founding of the McCain fortune) with a Mafia-linked business partner;
• Cindy's drug addiction and drug conviction resulting in the court-ordered dismantling of a medical charity misused as a front for her phony, illegal prescriptions;
• McCain's health issues and four bouts with melanoma (was it stage 2A or 3B?);
• increasingly bizarre and erratic behavior by a septuagenarian candidate (incipient Alzheimer’s or merely senior moments?);
• medical cover-up?;
• McCain a compulsive gambler accepting perks and favors from that lobby?;
• tax issues w/ Palin failure to report per diem income;
• Palin Trooper-gate issue;
• Palin "witchcraft" prayer protection service at Wasilla Assembly of God;
• Palin children's behavior in general (lots of allegations and rumors, none of which should be anybody's d**n business);
• Palin’s taking a per diem and charging the taxpayers of Alaska for every night spent in her own home, as if it were a Motel 6;
• Palin's book banning/burning activities as mayor;
• Palin's intellectual fitness to serve and be a sick, 72 year old heartbeat removed from the presidency.
• etc., etc., etcetera.
It's ugly folks anyway you look at it! It's always wrong and NEVER appropriate. It's tawdry, unseemly, unwarranted and unwonted in the political process. It besmirches the target and the mudslinger himself/herself. And... it cuts both ways. Both parties CAN do it. Up and until now only one has been so desperate as to stoop to it. Let us not open this can of worms lest we soon find them crawling all over us!

Posted by: kmarin | October 6, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

As I said before desperate people do desperate things. Talking about looking back. If it isn't the pots calling the kettle black. They criticized Joe Biden for talking about the Bush administration as looking back and not looking toward the future. Now McCain and Palin are looking back talking about old news Jeremiah Wright and this Ayers guy. Did Barack know him when he was doing this so called activity? No! When he was working with him did he know that this man was a member of this so called radical group? No!

But they are so desperate they have to use old news to attack Obama. Not going to work. People don't pay attention to old news.

Poverty,- Old News, Homelessness -Old News,-Crime -Old news(unless it is in the backyard of the affluent then it is news). These are issues we do need to pay attention to but don't.

Palin is just a robot who is doing John McCains dirty work for him. She is so unintelligent that she cannot think of anything new to say.

Saying Barack would put our country in jeopardy by sitting down talking to our so called enemies. Maybe if we did we would finally have peace in the world!

But this man is not stupid. This is a man like you Sarah Palin, who loves his family. Any decision he makes about the safety of America will also affect the safety of his family. He has to also put America first when he becomes President. Not if, but when! Now that truly is Country First.

You and John McCain would continue to put our country in further jeopardy by continuing the policies of George Bush. Who is more dangerous? Hmmm

Who would potentially put our country in jeopardy by putting a You betcha woman in arms length of the Presidency. A woman who may be folksy but doesn't know who the commanders in Iraq are? A woman who herself has had no foreign policy experience except for being next door to Russia and Canada? Hmm that sounds more dangerous anyway.

You all don't understand a think about African American ministers. What Jeremiah Wright says has nothing to do with what Barack Obama says. I may not agree with somethings my minister says. But just because the man attended the church. Please.

As far as Preachers Sarah Palin let's not get started on Preachers. Your church is supposedly so conservative but yet and still they accept the fact that your daughter is unmarried and pregnant.

I can't wait to hear how that troopergate business comes out? Did you abuse your power by firing your sisters ex husband? You betcha!

Ye who is without sin cast the first stone. Neither Obama, McCain or Palin can
talk. McCain who had an affair with Cindy while still married to his disabled first wife and then divorced her. Put yet and still he is such an honorable man. Not!

Lord, please have mercy on us. Grant us a new party in the White House, not the same old thing.
Obama/Biden 2008

Posted by: bjlopez1130 | October 6, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 6, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 6, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Anyone wanna talk about Palin's association with her husband and his radical Alaska separatist views? Come WaPo, get with it.

Posted by: AB68 | October 6, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Not sure of the details but I Florida today Palin had to be ushered out of a Starbucks by the secret service for her protection. People in the Starbucks were not interested in see Palin and began calling her names and yelling at her.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 6, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

What matters is the economy, and at least the mention of Keating 5 illustrates that McCain has not learned anything from his last SNAFU with deregulation. As for Sarah Pain (sic), she doesn't seem to have the intellectual capacity to understand ramifications. With the Governor and First Dude's links to the Alaskan Independence Party, it may be a mistake for her to throw this kind of mud.

Posted by: cpwebb | October 6, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, nine trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work. Two thirds of that comes from inheritance; interest on interest accumulating to widows / idiot sons; and stock / real estate SPECULATION. It is crap.

Ninety percent of the American public has little or no net worth.

WALL STREET SPECULATORS create nothing. But through SUPER-CAPITALISM (FRAUD), WALL STREET SPECULATORS OWN THE MAJORITY OF THIS COUNTRY. The Super Rich running America are doing it through Las Vegas style gambling. IT IS CRAP!!!

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS make the rules (news, war, peace, famine, upheaval).

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS pick that rabbit out of the hat while the American People wonder how WE GOT INTO THIS MESS.

You are not naive enough to think that we live in a Democracy?

IT'S THE FREE MARKET. And you're a part of it.

GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS have that killer instinct. Stick around, GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS still have more stealing to do.


In a Democracy, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA. That's right, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA.

AMERICANS are being robbed by GOP RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR WHITE HOUSE / CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES with their:

Obscenely high salaries,
Luncheons,
Hunting trips,
Golf tournaments,
Escort services,
Corporate jets,
GOLDEN PARACHUTES.

Thousands of GOP Republican CEOs and their White House / Congressional Stooges are walking away with over $20,000,000 each of stolen money from the U.S. Treasury (AMERICAN PEOPLE). This Is Treason Against the American People.


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CONGRESS YOU NO LONGER REPRESENT WALL STREET SOLELY
CONGRESS YOU NOW REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

THIS IS THE AGENDA
CONGRESS WILL REMOVE ALL GOLDEN PARACHUTES FROM THE BILL
CONGRESS WILL ENSURE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WELL PROTECTED WITHIN THE BILL

CONGRESS WILL PROSECUTE GOP REPUBLICANS ON THE FIX AND WALL STREET SUPER RICH CEO INSIDE TRADERS. THEIR CORPORATE SHARES AND PRIVATE PROPERTIES (DOMESTIC AND ABROAD) WILL BE CONFISCATED AND RETURNED TO THE U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

GREED IS TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

IF CONGRESS FAILS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEN CONGRESS WILL BE DESOLVED AND A NEW CONGRESS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE TO REFLECT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE


SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO CONGRESS IN EXTREMELY SIMPLE TERMS THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COME FIRST.

THE DAYS WHEN CONGRESS ACTED AS THE STOOGE OF GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS HAS COME TO AN END


THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TAKE TOP PRIORITY IN AMERICA

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NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS

GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION


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THOSE RICH WALL STREET SPECULATING GOP REPUBLICANS WHO DROVE THE BUS INTO THE DITCH, WILL NOT BE TRUSTED TO DRIVE THE BUS OUT OF THAT DITCH.

SUPER RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR GOP REPUBLICAN HAND PICKED STOOGES IN THE WHITE HOUSE ADMINISTRATION, SENATE, SUPREME COURT, TREASURY, SEC AND CONGRESS TOGETHER HAVE $1 TRILLION WORTH OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S ASSETS (DOMESTIC AND HIDDEN ABROAD) THAT MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

AMERICA WANTS ITS $1 TRILLION BACK NOW AND CRIMINAL TRIALS FOR ALL INVOLVED IN THIS CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ARE THE NEW LAWS OF THE LAND.

TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS. GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION.

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THOSE GOP REPUBLICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES WHO STOLE AND SQUANDERED AVERAGE AMERICANS’ MONEY ON HIGH RISK UNSECURED WALL STREET LAS VEGAS STYLE SPECULATIONS SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED WITH MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR COMPENSATION PACKAGES SUBSIDIZED BY THE TAXPAYERS.

THESE GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, SPECULATORS AND CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES SHOULD BE IN HANDCUFFS. ALL OF THEIR ASSETS SHOULD BE CONFISCATED, LIQUIDATED AND RETURNED THE TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

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LET THE TRIALS BEGIN: GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN FLEECING OF AMERICA

CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS GOP SUPER RICH GOP REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS

ACT QUICKLY, ACT QUICKLY, ACT QUICKLY
IS NOT THIS THE SAME THING THAT THOSE GOP REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS SAID TO START THE ILLEGAL IRAQ WAR!

LET THE TRIALS BEGIN: CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS (BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PAULSON, MCCAIN) AND THEIR WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALIST SPECULATING FELLOW CONSPIRATOR FRIENDS

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL

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THIS GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH WALL STREET MELTDOWN IS CRIMINAL MISUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S MONEY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL (TREASON)

D STUDENT JOHN MCCAIN FEARS SHARING THE STAGE WITH HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR BARACK OBAMA

MOOSE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SARAH PALIN FEARS SHARING THE STAGE WITH LAW SCHOLAR JOE BIDEN

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Hmmm, let's see. We have a bunch of republicans whining about wanting these CEOs to keep their fortunes, multiple houses and cars, and they want the taxpayers to bail them out. But when the taxpayer wanted help to keep THEIR homes, they were called a bunch of whiners by these SAME republicans and were given NO bailout.

Why are their oversized fortunes more important than the rest of America's modest and undersized ones?

Now, for the last time, once and for all, explain to me how Obama is the elitist and the republicans are "just like you and me." Go ahead. I triple dog dare you.


TREASON TRIALS FOR GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH CRIMINALS

$1Trillion Illegal Iraq War plus $1Trillion Wall Street Fraud equals $2Trillion that
GOP Republicans (Bush, Cheney, Rice, Paulson, Guiliani, McCain) and those contributing members of Congress, Wall Street Speculators, and Cabinet who took part in the most Monumental Fraud against the American People owe to Our National Treasury.



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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM AT ITS WORST

Executive salaries, CEO bonuses, grand robberies of the U.S. TREASURY in the $MILLIONS, $BILLIONS, and $TRILLIONS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISTS robbed the AMERICAN PEOPLE of a $Trillion. RULE OF LAW states that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will be protected and all private properties, money, and wealth domestic and abroad owned by GOP REPUBLICAN SUPERCAPITALISTS taking part in robbing the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE) will immediately be confiscated and returned to the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

REPLACE GOP REPUBLICAN CEO GOLDEN PARACHUTES WITH CRIMINAL TRIALS AND PROPERTY CONFISCATION. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION WILL BE REINSTATED. LONG LIVE FREEDOM AND JUSTICE. CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WILL BE THE LAW OF THE LAND.

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INSIDE JOB AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL:
GOP REPUBLICAN WHITE HOUSE ILLEGAL WARS AND
WALL STREET CRIMINAL DEREGULATED SPECULATIONS

You asked for it and you got it. GOP REPUBLICANS INSIDERS McCain, Bush, Cheney, Paulson, and Rice were hired by Super-Capitalists (Super Wealthy GOP REPUBLICANS) to start Illegal Oil Wars against Oil producing Nations and DEREGULATE (eliminate AMERICAN PEOPLE PROTECTION) the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (White House, Congress, Supreme Court), TREASURY and WALL STREET. These INSIDERS did exactly what they were paid to do. Past GOP REPUBLICANS (Nixon, Reagan, Bush I) and current GOP REPUBLICANS (Bush II, Cheney, Rice, McCain, Paulson) have a credibility factor of zero. Americans no longer believe them, the World has never believed them and now they are done. They came in with the 9/11 attack upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE and leave with the Wall Street $1Trillion attack upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Wave after wave after wave the GOP REPUBLICANS attack the AMERICAN PEOPLE based on the premise of disrespect for anyone who is not a GOP RICH REPUBLICAN. Either you are in their group (GOP RICH REPUBLICAN) or out (debt ridden worker bee / victim). GOP REPUBLICANS view the AMERICAN PEOPLE as gullible sheep perpetually fattened with debt and led to the subhuman existence slaughter. When slavery (free labor) ended GOP RICH REPUBLICANS attacked and enslaved the people of the world through unbalanced trade. Now that foreign sweatshops are demanding better pay and treatment, GOP RICH REPUBLICANS are attacking the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS. GOP RICH REPUBLICANS are banking on the idea that the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS are non-thinking drones fat with artificial food, high on Wall Street sponsored imported drugs (legal / illegal), and choked with clutter, debt and noise.

Through massive GOP REPUBLICAN SPONSORED DEREGULATIONS, GOP REPUBLICAN CEOs, Treasury Secretary, Wall Street Speculators, White House Administration, Cabinet Members, and their insider friends each walked away with more than $20,000,000 annually of money stolen directly from the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE). After eight years of GRAND FRAUD AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, thousands of GOP REPUBLICANS ROBBED OUR UNITED STATES TREASURY OF $1TRILLION (ACTS OF TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE).

The AMERICAN PEOPLE will hold ALL GOP REPUBLICANS INVOLVED in these ACTS OF TREASON accountable before a TRIAL. ALL GOP REPUBLICANS INVOLVED in these ACTS OF TREASON will have ALL OF THEIR PROPERTIES (corporate and private, domestic and foreign sheltered) CONFISCATED, SOLD and RETURNED to OUR NATIONAL TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE). The UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE) shall prevail, despite the criminal efforts of GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPER-CAPITALIST CRIMINALS.

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CONGRESS WILL NOT ADJOURN UNTIL AFTER THE GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY FIX THEIR COLOSSAL MESS

GOP (GOOD OLDBOY PRIVATEERS)

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Britain has nationalized its banks. The U.S. has nationalized Wall Street and will do the same for U.S. Oil if it hits $6.50 a gallon in two years. The Treasury and Oil are too crucial for national defense to be left in the hands of self serving speculators' private greed. The United States greed based society is over. We will copy Britain or Germany’s mixed economy system based heavily on the People government oversight. Speculators and gamblers cannot be trusted with the American economy. Wrong is wrong and wolves cannot be hired to protect cash cows. Today you can gamble in Las Vegas with your credit card (money that you don’t have); Wall Street high leverage speculation is the same thing.

Three weeks ago, some Americans stupidly said that we don’t need to consider World Opinion during the 2008 presidential election. It is now clear that America and The World are closely connected and that we need to consider how the World perceives our decisions. The World does not like John McCain and will not cooperate with McCain. Europeans and the World view John McCain as an old relic bent on returning the World to perpetual hostility.

No one wants another Cold War, except McCain. Palin’s childish perceptions are not worth mentioning, especially with the World watching and laughing at McCain’s choices. Russia does not want another Expensive Cold War, but it will play ball if McCain kicks off. While Bush and McCain are building military bases in Poland, Russia is speaking with Latin American Oil Nations about refining and cutting out U.S. Oil Companies. Next Russia will build military bases in Latin American in response to U.S. bases in Eastern Europe. McCain and Wall Street weapons manufacturers are the only ones who want to profit from a new Cold War. In reality, no one benefits from a new Cold War. The American People, Russian People and World People will be injured by a new Cold War. Expect European demands to be rid of all U.S. bases in Europe. The American People, Russian People and World People want peace and cooperation from the United States led by Barack Obama.

The World loves Barack Obama and has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with America under Barack’s leadership. Throughout the World young presidents are emerging and none of them want to return to the bad days of the Cold War (bomb shelters, high interest rates, disproportionate military spending, nuclear buildup, general fear). Nobody wants the return of the Cold War, except McCain and Wall Street weapons manufacturers. The American People are nationalizing Wall Street to prevent weapons manufacturers from dictating unfavorable terms to our economy. Again the American middle class must see pass their ignorance and the emperor with no clothes (Bush, McCain, Palin, Guiliani). Americans must vote for it’s best interest, which includes a favorable World Opinion. America And The World Will Vote Obama to avert financial and military catastrophes.

Let’s not forget that China, Saudi Arabia and India together hold over $1 Trillion in American currency. Do you think that China, Saudi Arabia and India have votes in the 2008 American election? The CEOs of American companies and Wall Street Banks heavily invested with funds from China, Saudi Arabia and India know that foreign governments will be exercising their strong votes in our election. You can thank McCain deregulations and GOP Republican American job outsourcing for dissipating Our American votes.

Obama has 8 years experience as a State Senator, 4 years in the US Senate, taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, etc. Obama’s very high intellectual capacity allows him to analyze situations and make sound decisions. How can you even compare Palin’s GED from Moose Community College credentials to these?

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GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN WALL STREET DEREGULATIONS
GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN ALSO WANTED TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY (BONEHEAD)
GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN sponsored landmark legislation in 1999 that removed the walls between banks, investment firms and insurance companies. GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN bill allowed a company like AIG to expand beyond its traditional insurance business (which is still profitable) into exotic new extremely high risk products that brought the company down and created this colossal mess.

WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
THE GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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Average Americans are becoming poorer, because GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET super rich SPECULATORS and corporate CEOs are paying themselves, business partners, friends, and family members at least $20,000,000 annually from MONEY STOLEN FROM THE U.S. TREASURY. These major crimes committed by WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND CEOs have gone beyond greed and into acts of treason against the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Seize the stolen money and properties valued in the $TRILLIONS back from these super criminals for attacking America. Those stolen $MILLIONS / $BILLIONS / $TRILLIONS belong to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

RULE OF LAW states that the People of the United States will be defended. Those who attack American Citizens will be prosecuted. WALL STREET SPECULATORS and CORPORATE CEOs dictatorship over the AMERICAN PEOPLE is over. Average Americans are not going to accept WALL STREET CORPORATE CRIMES anymore. Rights of Citizen and Average Workers of the United States will be enforced. The AMERICAN PEOPLE will always come before corporate interests, because Americans Love America more than Wall Street Speculators love greed.

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GERMANY, FRANCE, ENGLAND HAVE GREATER CITIZEN-WORKERS’ RIGHTS, TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY THAN GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET RUN AMERICA. AMERICA WILL HONOR AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH DEMOCRATIC WORKERS’ RIGHTS, TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY.

NO MORE WALL STREET DICTATORSHIP OVER CONGRESS
NO MORE WALL STREET IMPORTATION OF ILLEGAL CARTEL DRUGS
NO MORE WALL STREET MASS GUN SALES
NO MORE WALL STREET ILLEGAL WARS
NO MORE WALL STREET WILD SPECULATION AND IRRESPONSIBLE LEVERAGE
NO MORE WALL STREET SOFT PORNOGRAPHY ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION
NO MORE WALL STREET MASS VIOLENCE ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION
NO MORE WALL STREET HATE RADIO
NO MORE WALL STREET UNAUTHORIZED SPYING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS
NO MORE WALL STREET ILLEGAL CREDIT SCORES
NO MORE WALL STREET OVERSEAS TAX HAVENS
NO MORE WALL STREET OUTSOURCING AMERICAN JOBS
NO MORE WALL STREET BUYING AMERICAN POLITICIANS


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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET $TRILLION FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Direct impact of GOP McCain sponsored deregulations
Bankrupt and floundering
Failure of the investment bank
Government's takeover

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET's business model has collapsed

Greed and fear routinely govern GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET financial markets and GLOBAL CRISIS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET (giant investment houses, brokerage firms, hedge funds, "private equity" firms) irresponsibly TRADED the savings of average Americans (placed LAS VEGAS STYLE BETS on extremely high risk stocks, bonds, and other securities).

DUBIOUS MORTGAGES were PACKAGED into BONDS and SOLD and TRADED. Investment houses had huge incentives to increase LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWING).

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET compensation is heavily skewed toward annual bonuses, reflecting the profits traders and managers earned in the tune of lavish base salaries and obscenely high annual bonuses of $20,000,000.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET relies heavily on OBSCENELY HIGH LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWING). $3 Trillion (stocks, bonds, other securities) backed by only $80 billion in shareholders' equity while the $2.8 Trillion was LEVERAGE (BORROWED).

Leverage (huge borrowing) can create huge debts (huge principal and interest obligations)

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET is a manic machine for gambling.
Traders and money managers are given huge incentives to do whatever would increase short-term profits.

For decades, GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN sponsored legislation that broadly deregulated WALL STREET banking and insurance industries.

GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN swept away Consumer Protection legislation and opened the way for a less restricted high risk financial marketplace.

While the GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET boom continued, government (White House, Congress, Supreme Court) looked the other way.

GOP REPUBLICAN Congress resisted tougher regulation and permitted WALL STREET to run out of control at obscenely high LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWED MONEY) RATIOS perpetrating intentional fraud against the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET leaders intentionally deceived customers and lenders into taking hazardous risks for short-term rewards regardless of the long-term dangers to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Mortgages went bad. The powerful high leverage went into reverse. Losses eroded firms' capital bases and raised doubts about their survival.

Financial firms took major stupid and wasteful risks that severely damaged the American Economy and impeded economic recovery.

GOP REPUBLICAN STOCK MARKET $TRILLION FRAUD has deepened consumers' pessimism, fear and reluctance to spend. There may be more failures of FINANCIAL FIRMS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET financial crises resemble the GOP REPUBLICAN illegal miscalculated war.


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How were we ever made to believe that the now-collapsing GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET model ever made sense? Common sense should have told us that making RISKY BETS with HUGE AMOUNTS of BORROWED MONEY was a DANGEROUS GAME; if the bets pay off you make money beyond your wildest dreams, but if they go bad you face utter ruin.

Common sense should have told us that betting fortunes on meaningless fluctuations in stock, bond or currency values (McCain sponsored deregulated hedge funds) was about as productive as a trip to Las Vegas. Common sense should have told us that buying and selling exotic securities based on other securities based on bundles of mortgages that were treated like mere numbers on a balance sheet (no recognition that the whole iffy construct was based on real people living in real houses that they might or might not be able to afford) was not an intelligent endeavor.

Somehow, we all forgot that "HIGHLY LEVERAGED" is just another way of saying "DEEPLY INDEBTED." Now we've had a wake-up call, and maybe the erstwhile Masters of the Universe will have to stop playing with imaginary money and go back to using the real stuff.


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RULE OF LAW WILL ENFORCE CONFISCATION OF ALL GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS’ AND CEOS’ PERSONAL PROPERTIES RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR ECONOMY’S MELTDOWN. All money and properties of the Super Rich CEOs and WALL STREET Speculators domestic and abroad will be confiscated and returned to the United States TREASURY and the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
OUR GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.


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GOP REPUBLICAN LIARS SUPER RICH WALL STREET GET RICH QUICK GREEDY
BILLION DOLLARS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS
REPACKAGED AND SOLD TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

GOP REPUBLICAN LIARS SUPER RICH WALL STREET ROBBER BARONS
COMMIT TREASON AND GRAND FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.


WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
OUR GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN’S REMARKS

Comments uttered by Sarah Palin has angered Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who described Sarah Palin as an opportunist with no qualifications. Senator Hillary Clinton also stated that John McCain and Sarah Palin’s records on women’s rights are abominable. The country cannot withstand anymore George Bush failures cloaked in McCain/Palin. Asking Sarah Palin to become Vice President is like asking the grazing moose behind her trailer to pilot the shuttle.

National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorsed Pro-Women’s Rights ticket Obama / Biden for their outstanding work bettering the lives of women.

During her first term as Mayor, Palin went on an intense firing spree by sacking, or requesting resumes and resignation letters from the chief of police, finance director, public works director, and librarian.

In October of 1996, Palin consulted the city librarian about censoring "objectionable" books. The librarian was shocked and responded that the books were selected "on the basis of national selection criteria of libraries this size" and would resist all efforts to ban or remove any books from the library. A few months later Emmons received a letter from Palin stating that she had been terminated from her job. Emmons was reinstated the next day after public outcry.

Long time Alaskan acquaintance described Sarah Palin as a malicious, conniving opportunist, a reckless spender, and power abuser. Initially Palin supported the 'bridge to nowhere' project and even wore t-shirts that supported the project. When she realized that the project was not supported by the public she decided to back off.

Palin is an avid pro-lifer. Teen pregnancies are a major dilemma facing the nation today. The government spent $1 billion in supporting abstinence-only sex education programs since 1996. In the case of Palin's daughter, such programs are failing us. Palin is comfortable with giving her own daughter a choice, but wants to take away that choice from the rest of the nation.

By picking a young, attractive and vivacious woman as his partner in crime, McCain hoped to pull in all the disappointed Clinton supporters. This was his crucial mistake, because Sarah Palin is the antithesis of Hillary Clinton. She stands against women rights and would reverse women's rights by fifty years. Women are not as gullible as McCain and his advisors had hoped that they would be. Just because McCain placed a young woman in front of the crowd does not mean women will automatically vote for her without any question. Women will soon realize that Sarah Palin is an anti-choice, homophobic, polar bear, wolf, moose, and deer killing machine.

Sarah Palin is incapable of writing a speech. The speech given by her at the Republican National Convention was written long before she was considered for McCain’s running mate by the computer. McCain had never heard of Palin until after the computer printed her name one day before his announcement.

The thought that Sarah Palin will do anything in the White House is unsettling, because she is a unhinged lunatic who will mess up and give the public the perception that women cannot be in power. Hillary Rodham Clinton and women throughout the country are very angry that Sarah “moose hunter” Palin is in such an important position. Four out of Sarah’s five best friends have committed to Barack Obama.


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GOP REPUBLICANS ARE AUTHORITARIANS WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH OR DEMOCRACY. GOP REPUBLICAN ONLY INTERESTS ARE POWER AND MONEY.

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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM AT ITS WORST

Executive salaries, CEO bonuses, grand robberies of the U.S. TREASURY in the $MILLIONS, $BILLIONS, and $TRILLIONS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISTS robbed the AMERICAN PEOPLE of a $Trillion. RULE OF LAW states that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will be protected and all private properties, money, and wealth domestic and abroad owned by GOP REPUBLICAN SUPERCAPITALISTS taking part in robbing the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE) will immediately be confiscated and returned to the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

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PALIN FAILIN RETURNED HOME TO 2,000 ALASKAN PROTESTERS WHO CHEERFULLY CHANTED "O-BAM-AH.

Gov. Sarah Palin returned home to 2,000 protesters outside the Anchorage library who wanted to correct the widespread impression that the Last Frontier endorses her candidacy.

"Last week a group of women were sitting around talking about this perception that all of Alaska supports Sarah Palin. We apparently hit a nerve and started a movement,"

A sense of festival obtained. There was a woman in a polar bear suit representing "Polar Bear Moms Say: No Palin Failin." Drivers on 36th Avenue saw a little girl waving a sign "Don't Ban My Books."

"My mom is from Alaska. She's a working mother. She's good looking," said Nolan. "So she seems to be qualified to be vice president."

Asking Sarah Palin to become the Vice President is like asking the grazing moose behind her trailer to pilot the shuttle.

Sarah Palin Failin Protesters Held Signs Reading:

Bush In A Skirt
Palin Be Failin
Jesus Was a Community Organizer
Palin Failin: Thanks But No Thanks
Smearing Alaska's Good Name One Scandal @ a Time
Candidate To Nowhere
Rape Kits Should Be Free
Voted For Her Once: Never Again!
Community Organizers are the Real Patriots
Barbies for War
I Shall Not Be Pandered To
Give Palin Failin Your Vote AND Your Draft Age Child
Sarah Palin Failin: So Far Right She's Wrong
Alaska Is Not Frisco
Coat Hangers for McCain
Sarah Palin Failin, Undoing 150 Years of American Feminism
Hockey Mama for Obama (on a hockey stick)


Cheerful chants of "O-bam-ah.


National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorses Obama / Biden For Their Pro-Women Rights Stance


McCain / Palin Failin are rejected for their anti-women stance and votes against Women Rights


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PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL CHOICES

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, and its a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer,
become President of the Harvard Law Review,
create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters,
spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor,
spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people,
become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee,
spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13
million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign
Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees,
you don't have any real leadership experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years
on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less
than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000
people, and cook caribou/grizzly/wolf stew, then you're qualified to become the country's second
highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters,
all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress,
and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month,
you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including
the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only,
with no other option in sex education in your state's school system
while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm
to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family,
your family's values don't represent America's.

If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction
and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and
once was a member of a group that advocated: the secession of Alaska from the USA,
your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.


National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorses Obama / Biden For Their Pro-Women Rights Stance


McCain / Palin Failin are rejected for their anti-women stance and votes against Women Rights


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BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN SUPPORTS BARACK OBAMA

LONDON - BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN voiced support for UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA, saying he would help Americans struggling with an economic downturn.

In a move seen by some British media as a break with a political convention requiring foreign leaders to remain neutral ahead of US elections, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN praised MR. OBAMA as a fellow “progressive politician” who would help ordinary Americans in tough times. With eight weeks to go before the presidential election, MR. OBAMA and his Republican rival John McCain are neck-and-neck in domestic opinion polls.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN described the race for the White House as “electrifying” and said: “It is the DEMOCRATS who are generating the ideas to help people through more difficult times.”

“To help prevent people from losing their home, BARACK OBAMA has proposed a Foreclosure Prevention Fund to increase emergency pre-foreclosure counselling, and help families facing repossession,” he wrote in an article in The Monitor magazine, a monthly political publication.

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2008 UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN D STUDENTS

OBAMA OF HARVARD LAW AND PRESIDENT OF HARVARD LAW REVIEW
BIDEN OF SYRACUSE LAW

MCCAIN OF NAVY ACADEMY LAST PLACE D STUDENT
PALIN FAILIN OF MOOSE COLLEGE

GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE

STOP DESTRUCTIVE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM OIL SPECUALTARS (OIL MILLIONAIRES BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, MCCAIN, PALIN FAILIN)

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE

WHY A BARREL OF OIL ILLEGALLY SHOT UP FROM $24 TO $145 DURING THE GOP REPUBLICAN (MCCAIN, BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PALIN FAILIN) ADMINISTRATION


GOP REPUBLICAN BUSH I OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN BUSH II OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN CHENEY OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN RICE OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN GUILIANI OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL STOCKHOLDER
GOP REPUBLICAN MCCAIN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL STOCKHOLDER
GOP REPUBLICAN PALIN FAILIN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL COMMISSIONER AND OIL STOCKHOLDER


TOGETHER WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

THEY ARE ALL GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRES AND OIL STOCKHOLDERS


GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK
GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK
GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK


CAN YOU SAY GOP REPUBLICAN CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, ROB OUR U.S. TREASURY, AND SPECULATE FOR OBSCENELY HIGH PROFIT RETURNS ON WALL STREET OIL STOCKS

WAKE UP AMERICA, BECAUCE THE WORLD ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THE CRIMINAL GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY OF CONSPIRATORS

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE AS A VITAL RESOURCE

AMERICA AND AMERICANS FIRST

NO MORE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET OOOOOIIIIILLLLL SPECULATION AND FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

IF YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE AMERICA, THEN PROVE IT AND STOP THE GOP REPUBLICAN RAIDERS UPON OUR U.S. TREASURY AND OUTSOURCING OF U.S. JOBS

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GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS


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Will the GOP Republican get rich by selling America party take credit for any of their disasters? GOP Republicans are successful at failing and hurting OUR COUNTRY in the eyes of the WORLD. Can we really afford to ignore what the ENTIRE WORLD THINKS OF US?


How does the WORLD perceive AMERICA led by Barack Obama? Extremely favorable.

How does the WORLD perceive AMERICA led by John McCain? Extremely negative.

FOUR MORE YEARS ANYONE?

Eventually, Americans will realize that doing the same thing (electing GOP Republicans) will not yield different results (stock market disasters, economic disasters, world view disasters, failed foreign policy disasters, failed domestic policies disasters).

Spraying perfume on a new GOP Republican Pig will not create a bright and shiny candidate. Garbage in equal garbage out. GOP Republican garbage in yield (stock market, economic, foreign relations, domestic policies) garbage out.

McCain has perpetually been a failure from school until now.
Palin Failin has perpetually been a failure (with a hillbilly hockey mom accent) from day one until now. Her bear hunting Arctic outback kids prove it.

Do you really need someone to tell you these basic facts? Under the Freedom of Information Act, all of this information is available free if you choose to type in the questions.

Lets prove to the Europeans and the World that we are not stupid, because they think that we are after two terms of Forrest Gump Bush.

D Student Crash Every Plane McCain and Hillbilly Trailer Palin Failin are not reflective of the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

If Palin Failin had a brain, then she would have considered the immense responsibilities demanded of the Office of the United States Vice President or President; and politely declined McCain’s crack induced invitation. GOP Republican Party is a joke.

If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.


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REPORT SAYS GOP REPUBLICAN OIL AGENCY RAN AMOK

INVESTIGATION OF GOP REPUBLICAN OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

INVESTIGATION OF GOP REPUBLICAN MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE OIL MARKETING GROUP


GOP REPUBLICAN Government officials in charge of collecting BILLIONS of dollars worth of royalties from OIL and gas companies accepted gifts, steered contracts to favored clients and engaged in drug use and illicit sex with employees of the energy firms, federal investigators reported.

Investigators from the Interior Department's inspector general's office said more than a dozen employees, including the former director of the OIL royalty program, took meals, ski trips, sports tickets and golf outings from industry representatives. The report alleges that the former director, also netted more than $30,000 from improper outside work.

The report from Inspector General contains fresh allegations about the practices at the beleaguered royalty-in-kind program of Interior's Minerals Management Service, which last year collected more than $4 billion worth of OIL and natural gas from companies given contracts to tap energy on federal and Indian lands and offshore. The revelations come as Congress is set to consider opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and areas off the coast of Florida for drilling.

The royalty-in-kind program, based near Denver, allows energy companies to pay the government in OIL and gas, rather than cash, for the privilege of drilling on government land. It has been the subject of multiple investigations since 2006 by the Interior Department's secretary, its inspector general, the Justice Department and Congress for alleged mismanagement and conflicts of interest.

In the report released yesterday, investigators said they "discovered a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" in which employees accepted gratuities "with prodigious frequency." The report cited one e-mail from a Shell Pipeline representative asking a woman in the royalty office to attend "tailgating festivities" at a Houston Texans football game: "You're invited . . . have you and the girls meet at my place at 6am for bubble baths and final prep."

Besides Shell, the energy company employees mentioned in the report worked for Chevron, Hess and Gary-Williams Energy. The social outings detailed in the report included alcohol-, cocaine- and marijuana-filled parties where certain employees of the Minerals Management Service were nicknamed the "MMS Chicks" by the energy employees. The companies paid for federal workers to attend football and baseball games, PGA Tour events, Colorado ski trips, paintball outings and "treasure hunts," investigators found.

"The OIL INDUSTRY holds shocking sway over the ADMINISTRATION and even KEY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES,". "This is why we must not allow BIG OIL'S AGENDA to be jammed through CONGRESS."

The current director of the Minerals Management Service, said that he takes the report "very seriously".
Employees identified in the report told investigators that they didn't think ethics rules applied to them because of their "unique" role in the agency and that they needed to socialize with industry representatives for "market intelligence," according to the report. Those employees, some of whom have been transferred to different offices, have been recommended for internal administrative action.

The inspector general's release comprised three separate reports, including one devoted to the program's director. It alleges that Smith improperly worked part time for Geomatrix Consultants, an Oakland, Calif.-based environmental and engineering firm, and marketed the company to government clients.

Additionally, the report said that the director had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate whom he paid to buy cocaine, promising her a bonus in return. The director admitted to the sexual encounter.

The director, who now works for a private OIL company in Denver, did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators referred their findings to federal prosecutors.

Justice officials also declined to comment on their decision about the criminal case against the highest-ranking official named in the report director of the Minerals Management Service, who worked in Washington. She is accused of improperly arranging a million-dollar deal for two retired employees.

The wife of the procurement policy administrator for the WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, retired from government service Jan. 31. She declined to comment on the report. She told investigators she had a "personal issue. The Justice Department's decision to charge created a rift with Interior officials.

One of the two retired employees pleaded guilty in July to a federal conflict-of-interest charge related to the investigation. Another employee has been under investigation for similar conflict-of-interest allegations.

Before he left, Mayberry created a job for himself by writing the job description and the criteria for selecting the winning bidder, court documents show. He started a company out of his Texas home and was awarded a $150,000 contract in June 2003. He later hired Dial, the report said. Mayberry's firm collected $788,000 worth of contracts.

The royalty-in-kind program, which started as a small pilot project a decade ago, has been touted as a way to simplify the way OIL AND GAS COMPANIES pay for the right to drill on federal land and offshore. Instead of calculating the profit from a well, they can simply give the government one-eighth to one-sixth of whatever they take from the ground.

Revenue rose quickly, from $1.5 billion in 2004 to $4.3 billion last fiscal year. But the growth occurred "in an environment with relatively unstructured in-house oversight," the congressionally convened Royalty Policy Committee said in a December report. Previous reports have said that companies were allowed to revise their million-dollar bids for projects indiscriminately, that government workers routinely failed to seek out legal advice on complicated deals and that the agency used outdated computers and a $150 million software program that resulted in royalty money going uncollected.

A lawyer who represented states and tribes entitled to a cut of the royalties, said it was nearly impossible to get accurate numbers from the agency. "They kept hemming and hawing," she said.

In late 2006 questions arose over its handling of leases written in 1998 and 1999 that allowed major OIL companies drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to avoid BILLIONS of dollars in royalty payments.

Former Interior Department auditors accused the agency of failing to bill companies. "We weren't allowed to audit them. It was disturbing," said an auditor who sued the federal government for not collecting royalties. "You couldn't see what was going on."

The minerals agency director said that the harm done by the royalty employees was to public trust and TREASURY, and acknowledged that financial considerations were given to firms that gave favors to federal employees, and he said the contracts will be audited.


Do you really question the motives of GOP Republicans Criminals? America must Immediately Nationalize U.S. OIL and Gas For National Defense.

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DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN CRASH JET AND MUDVILLE


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U.S. Presidents From Harvard Law
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Rutherford Hayes
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
John Kennedy
Barack Obama


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President and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama Contrast With D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain


Growing Up

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was privileged, given everything by both parents, and worked for nothing.


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama grew up poor, raised by his Irish-American single white mother and Irish-American white working class maternal grand parents. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama was given nothing and worked for everything.

Education

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was a D student and graduated last in his class. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain and McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire share failed academic records. He partied constantly and dependent on favor handouts from his high ranking father and grandfather. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain earned nothing on his own similar to McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain is also Internet illiterate which slows down his information processing capacity. Is this good for the country?


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama worked hard and became PRESIDENT OF THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW. Everything that Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama accomplished he did on his own. Irish-American Barack Obama’s HARVARD Scholarship ranks among the best. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama’s hard work represents the American Dream.


Community Service

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain poor studies translated into poor performances in the military where he crashed several planes and recklessly endangered the lives of others. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was never trusted by his colleagues nor loved by his peers. The highlight of D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s career was getting shot down and becoming a prisoner. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain served his country by getting handouts from his guards. Getting handouts seems to be D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s modem of operations. WillObscenelyRich Crash Every Plane McCain, who finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and who lost five jets, return competence to the White House? To lose one plane over Vietnam may be a heroic tragedy; to lose five planes here and there is carelessness.

Irish-American Barack Obama turned down large profits after graduating from HARVARD LAW to serve the community in Chicago where help was needed most. The community learned to trust and love Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama for his dedication to public service.


Marriage

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain walked out on his family to chase a younger woman who was on drugs, embezzling money from her company, stealing, and facing criminal charges, until her privileged family saved her from trial. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s dysfunctional family represents chaos and lack of respect when he curses her in public.


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama married an intelligent IVY LEAGUE attorney and adores his beautiful young daughters. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama’s First Family represents what America is striving for. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama has always been surrounded by and still maintains a great respect for women (Irish mother, Irish grandmother, sister, wife, and two daughters). If anyone is in tune with and favors the betterment of working American women, then it’s Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama.

International Diplomacy

The World wants no more chaotic McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire-D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain.


The World loves Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama and will follow America’s leadership behind Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama.

If D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain had to make another emergency landing on a deserted island with Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama onboard as one of the passengers, then it is safe to say that D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain would assume the role of Gilligan, while Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama would assume the role of the professor.

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Hillary Clinton Will Destroy Sarah Palin Failin From Mooseville College.


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Navy pilot John Sidney D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III should have never been allowed to graduate from the U.S. Navy flight school. He was a below average student and a lousy pilot. Had his father and grandfather not been famous four star U.S. Navy admirals, D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III would have never been allowed in the cockpit of a military aircraft.

His father John S. "Junior" McCain was commander of U.S. forces in Europe later becoming commander of American forces in Vietnam while D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III was being held prisoner of war. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III's grandfather John S. McCain, Sr. commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.

During his relative short stunt on flight status, D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III lost five U.S. Navy aircraft, four in accidents and one in combat.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings. He was knocked unconscious by the impact coming to as the plane settled to the bottom.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's second crash occurred while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral."

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's third crash three occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's fourth aircraft loss occurred July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot. While seated in the cockpit of his aircraft waiting his turn for takeoff, an accidently fired rocket slammed into D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's plane. He escaped from the burning aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft, and threatened to sink the ship.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's fifth loss happened during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, when D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's A-4 Skyhawk was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain ejected from the plane breaking both arms and a leg in the process and subsequently parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi.

"Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I [D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain] did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant."

When the communist learned that D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's father was Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., the soon-to-be commander of all U.S. Forces in the Pacific, he was rushed to Gai Lam military hospital.

The communist Vietnamese figured, because POW D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's father was of such high military rank, that he was of royalty or the governing circle. Thereafter the communist bragged that they had captured "the crown prince."

For 23 combat missions (an estimated 20 hours over enemy territory), the U.S. Navy awarded D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain a Silver Star, a Legion of Merit for Valor, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation medals plus two Purple Hearts and a dozen service medals.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain had roughly 20 hours in combat. Since D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain got 28 medals, that equals out to a medal-and-a-half for each hour he spent in combat. There were infantry guys -- grunts on the ground -- who had more than 7,000 hours in combat where I'm sure a prison cell would have looked pretty good to them by comparison. The question really is how many guys got that number of medals for not being shot down.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain has been an unchecked master at manipulating an overly friendly and biased news media. The former POW turned Congressman, turned U.S. Senator, has managed to gloss over his failures as a pilot and collaborations with the enemy by exaggerating his military service and lying about his feats of heroism.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain has sprouted a halo and wings to become America's POW-hero presidential candidate.

Former naval officer and the owner of an OOIIILLLL-trading company that inked defense contracts worth $1 billion is the modern presidential money man. The law forbids high-level supporters from writing huge checks, but with help from friends in the Middle East D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain is receiving large donations.

If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


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Barak Obama proved why November's presidential election will end in a 50-state sweep. John Crash Every Plane McCain has no chance. It's like George Bush climbing into the ring with Mike Tyson; one thundering left hook and the Crawford Caligula would be sprawled across the canvas. "No mas"! The same fate awaits the crabby senator from Arizona. The polls are skewed to look like there's a political horse-race going on. There isn't. It's a complete rout. There's one well-toned thoroughbred striding from venue to venue electrifying the ever-increasing throngs, and one doddering, old mare limping towards the glue-factory. Someone should put a stop to it before Crash Every Plane McCain gets hurt.

At the Victory Column in Berlin's Tiergarten, Obama extracted Old Glory from the burn-pile and gave Brand America a desperately needed shot of adrenaline. 200,000 ecstatic Germans jammed the streets in what turned out to be the political shindig of the year. Many of them were waving American flags and chanting, "Obama, Obama, Obama". It was like Jack Kennedy had risen from his moldy sepulcher and made his way across the pond for one last rousing ovation. Obama has the very same affect on crowds. Its a gift and he knows how to use it to great advantage.

"People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment, this is our time," Obama boomed. "I know my country has not perfected itself, we've made our share of mistakes and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. But the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another."

What can we say about Obama's oratory skills that hasn't already been said? He is one of those unique characters who knows how to tap into the collective psyche and put them under his spell. He is the closest thing to a Pied Piper we've seen in the last half century. Whatever one thinks of his politics, his speeches are a welcome reprieve from the simian blabbering of President Dimwit.

"I speak to you not as a candidate for president, but as a citizen; a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world." (Roaring applause)

JOHN Crash Every Plane McCain: Maverick or Freak?
Have you taken a look at the crowds at a Crash Every Plane McCain event. Usually, there aren't any. Typically, there are more journalists and cameramen then people; and even they look bored. It's the truth. He generates no enthusiasm at all. None. He may be the most uninspiring, tedious, pure-vanilla candidate of all time; a complete dud. I challenge anyone to recite from memory anything John Crash Every Plane McCain has ever said in his 40 years in office. Time's up! When Crash Every Plane McCain begins to talk, its a signal for women to pull out the nail-files and for men to figure out how they're going to get out of cutting the lawn this week. Really. No one listens.

And the people that do manage to drag themselves to his speeches out of a sense of obligation are (you guessed it) scowling white guys with baseball caps pulled tightly over their ears or nearly-ambulatory Korea-era Vets who think the United Nations is a communist front-group that's planning to air-drop blue-helmets into Duluth to take over the United States. Tin-foil hats anyone?

Popularity and charisma, how does one survive in politics with neither. That's the question, and it may be the biggest mystery of Crash Every Plane McCain's candidacy. He's just not a likable guy. No one ever talks about hanging out and having a beer with John Crash Every Plane McCain, because they know that he might go "Jackie Chan" and start busting the place up. And he's utterly impossible to listen to. His high-pitched squeaky voice is about two octaves higher than a dog-whistle and twice as annoying. So how is he going to beat Obama. It's a total mismatch.

Crash Every Plane McCain is the perfect candidate for the GOP Republic party that has completely collapsed. He's like the "Jolly Roger" on the front of an iodine bottle; Brand X. In 2000, the Republican Party boasted it was the "party of ideas". What ideas? The Republican Party has never had ideas because the corporate mandarins and blue-blooded kleptocrats that run the party are suspicious of ideas, ideology, doctrine, philosophy or anything else that veers from their primary objectives of crushing the poor, despoiling the environment, carpet-bombing brown people wherever they may be, and enriching themselves. That's all they care about. The task of the right-wing think-tanks is to treat "war and tax cuts" like they're ideas. They're not. But war and tax cuts ARE the two foundation blocks of the Republican Party. There's nothing else; there never has been. Don't look for ideas; there aren't any. GOP Republican get rich quick by defrauding the AMERICAN PEOPLE, robbing the National TREASURY, sending American jobs overseas, and raising the national debt.

Hold Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Crash Every Plane McCain accountable for the crimes they've committed during their time in office.

Obama is not a candidate; he's a phenomenon. Obama is an explosive, vital, charismatic politician. When he speaks people feel better about themselves and their country. And, they're more hopeful about the future, too. That's what makes him unbeatable.

Crash Every Plane McCain, on the other hand, is the perfect embodiment of his party; a rusty, broken-down hulk that's been stripped of its engine, its fenders and all its moving parts. Even the steering wheel is gone. It's a dead-loss; nothing is salvageable.

Crash Every Plane McCain is in way over his head. This election is going to be a real embarrassment for him. It's too bad. He should be back at the Phoenix Rest Home shooing kids off the front lawn instead of waiting for the ax to fall in November. It's a rotten way to end a career.

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GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE


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GOP REPUBLICAN PLANE/TRAILER WRECK MCCAIN/PALIN FAILIN

With Wall Street OOOIIIIILLLLLL stocks paid under the table to Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner from OOOOOIIIIIILLLLLLL Millionaires Crash Every Plane McCain, Bush, Cheney, Rice and Guiliani; it appears that Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner, her large family, dogs, cats, chickens, and hogs can now move out of their trailer. Guiliani went from GOP front runner to anonymous polygamist. Guiliani is the biggest joke and shares home dysfunction with Bush, Cheney, Rice, Crash Every Plane McCain and now Sarah trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner. OOOOIIIIILLLLLLL MILLIONS stolen from Our TREASURY did not help their dysfunctional families.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich by robbing the American TREASURY and outsourcing American jobs party has officially been dissolved. Plane wreck McCrash and Train wreck Trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioners have destroyed the already dysfunctional GOP Republican Party of Corporate Welfare Thieves.

Democrats and Independents are the official parties. Blessings to America and the World for peaceful cooperation and the elimination of unjust wars for GOP profits. The People First Party has arrived and Rich Wall Street millionaires will no longer use the AMERICAN PEOPLE as their cattle. Americans today are all free independent Democratic People in pursuit of happiness in the spirit of cooperation.

“We joined up with an altruistic vision of promoting freedom and justice around the world,” said Vince Emanuel, a Marine lance corporal who did a tour of duty in Iraq from August 2004 to April 2005, explaining why he was marching and protesting the GOP Republican Convention.

“Except we saw the killing of innocent people and the destruction of property ... for a lot of us it was very disenfranchising."

The veterans group tried to hand a message to the campaign of GOP Republican John Crash Every Plane McCain calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, reparations for the Iraqi people, and full medical benefits for veterans. No one from John Crash Every Plane McCain’s campaign received them.


If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE

Prerequisite for the United Stats President and Vice President is advance degrees, especially in Constitutional Law. D student McCain and hillbilly Palin Failin are excluded from the highest offices in the World. The debates will be fun: Harvard Law vs. Crash Jet and Mudville.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.

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What has WALL STREET SUPER-CAPITALISM brought you besides:

Cluttered homes full of useless crap

Semi-illiterate teenage sons on alcohol and drugs

Semi-illiterate teenage daughters on drugs and having unwanted babies

Selfish lifestyles mimicking immoral rich people with off the chart divorce rates

Depress people living alone and addicted to church on TV or pornography

Guns deregulation freeing children to murder each other in school and after school

Prime time television soft pornography for the kids to mimic

Daughters dressing like prostitutes

Sons dressing like homeless

GREED GREED GREED steal money from your neighbors through wild WALL STREET speculations

SELL SELL SELL BUY BUY BUY (It is all enslaving crap)

Super Rich becomes more Super Rich, while the middle class becomes poor

College graduates cannot afford a small home and must live in their parents’ basements

Clinton left the United States with a surplus

GOP Republicans have stolen all of the Treasury surplus plus another $3Trillion. Let the trials and confiscation (America versus Super Rich GOP Republican Criminals) begin

The American People will prevail over Super Rich Greedy Lawless Super Rich GOP Republicans

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS

Hillary wants to know if Palin wants to run the United States in the same manner that she and McCain ran their dysfunctional families. Hillary added that Sarah Palin’s pathological lieing and unprofessional naming calling led to the five lettered word for Arctic hillbilly which is P A L I N.

Posted by: dwashington1 | October 6, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it. McCain/Palin accuse Obama of "palling around" with a terrorist when he hardly knew him. Yet McCain selects Palin, who not only "pals around" with secessionists who loathe our country, but is actually married to one. Palin's husband was a member of the Alaska Independence Party. She personally spoke at their events. Perhaps she no longer holds these views, I don't know. But don't we deserve an explanation? What does this say about McCain that he is on the same ticket as a one-time America-hater?

Posted by: ElCidVicious | October 6, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Did Sarah "PIG" Palin forget that she is currently under investigation in Alaska?

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | October 6, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Okay, let’s go with that judgment thing, shall we. Barack Obama served on the board of an educational organization headed by a terrorist bomber. He launched his political career in said bomber’s home. He then went on to serve two years alongside said bomber on the board of a “charitable” organization. Not quite done, Obama gave the bomber the gift of an enthusiastic blurb for the bomber’s book jacket. Even if Obama’s preposterous new claim about not knowing who Bill Ayers was was true in 1995, was it true in 1997 when Obama, then state senator, endorsed Ayers’s book? Had he not yet found out the identity of his buddy by 2000, when he took the position serving with Ayers on the board of the Woods Fund? Did no one slip him a note over the next two years reading, “Don’t indicate that you’re reading this note, but the guy next to you is a terrorist”? Frankly, if Obama didn’t find out that Bill Ayers is a terrorist until it came up during the primary, then there’s more to worry about than the candidate’s political leanings.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

By the McCain campaigns own admission, the smears against Barack Obama have started and the "dirty tricks" have begun. The GOP will do anything in its power to win the elections of 2008, including voter intimidation and suppression. The web site below has a growing list of some examples that the republicans are employing for this election cycle. The site is a list of links that take you directly to legitimate news articles. Again, these are from LEGITIMATE news sources and are not opinion or op-ed pieces:

http://www.republicantricks.com
http://www.republicantricks.com

Please forward this web site address to as many people as you can, especially those in States that are directly affected. The republicans cannot be allowed to steal or alter the outcome of this election!

http://www.republicantricks.com

Posted by: Drewster1 | October 6, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse


To distract from Palin's tax evasion, cronyism, extreme religious activities, and McCain's psychiatric records, adultery, and responsibility for the economic crisis facing America, the two of them go on a trash-Obama rampage. Rightwing news agencies, INCLUDING CNN, parrot their trash rather than address the reality behind it.

The McCain strategists are also trying to rattle Obama in advance of tomorrow's debate, and trying to influence the debate questions away from the issues and into the soap opera arena.

When the same slimey, lying, trashy advisors who ran the Bush administration are now running the McCain campaign, you get slime, lies, and garbage.

The media owe us better than what we're getting from CNN, et. al..

Posted by: bamccampbell | October 6, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not only inexperience and untested but now there is double of his clandestine connection with slum lord Tony R, Ayers, Rev Wright. Obama does NOT exemplified the traditions of America. But,he wants the Pie (White House) for his reward. And Obama said "Let there be Kool-aid for my loyal supporters"

Posted by: somers91 | October 6, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

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The story about William Ayers is TRUE it is not a smear to tell the truth about how Obama got his start in politics and who Obama's backers are.


What is amazing is the William Ayers has a job at ANY University.


I am sickened by Obama - he does not represent the mainstream of the black community - that is what few whites understand Obama is an ultra-left wing BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY SUPPORTER.

This is a joke.

The democratic party has failed the American public by advancing Obama as their candidate - now the democrats are trying everything they can - DECEPTION DISTRACTION EVERYTHING to avoid the truth about Obama and his ultra left-wing Black Liberation Theology views.

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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 6, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

So Richard Nixon's ambassador (Annenberg) funds a school reform movement, and the project sees fit to hire a former 60s radical - who is legally free in the community - to help reshape schools for kids nobody else in America gives a damn about. The project eventually hires a young ivy grad, and he meets the former radicial (with whom he disagrees).

And a republican from Alaska doesn't think Richard Nixon's ambassador's judgment and fortune are sufficient brief for the young lawyer - who was in grade school at the time the former radical was active.

The Alaska republican also disapproves of the former radical and the yalie living in the same neighborhood (evidently, there is a registry for former radicals that the rest of the nation should check, to make sure they won't be guilty by association).

The same republican and her spouse want their state to secede from the union - unless and until the republican gets to be the governor, when they wish the issue and t-shirts would go away.

What are sane people missing here?

Posted by: practica1 | October 6, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"The making of a presendential cand.Obama"
Started with a self-confessed terrorist's Bill Ayers financial support. Hey that will go down well in the history books.

Posted by: somers91 | October 6, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

dwashington1: Your heart is in the right place, but...

10, 236 words is TOO FRAKIN' LONG!

Spare us, OK?

Posted by: Garak | October 6, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama refuse to take wise counsel from Hillary with his connection With Ayers. He Obama thinks it no big deal 'cause of his arrogance, he continued to meet for 'coffee and cash' for his oversize ambition. And now he is telling America all this is 'lies and smears'. His definition of truth sure beat the imagination. Let's see how the Obama the houdini gets of this 'embarrassment'

Posted by: somers91 | October 6, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

What's happening with the stock market is what always happens with the stock market: It goes up but it also goes down. There is no golden rule that the dow has be above 10,000. That figure was only reached a decade ago and that was during a period of speculation.
Right now there apppear to be any number of speculators doing their best to force the market's ascension and descension at a more rapid rate to make a lot of money overnight.
When good stocks go down that is the time to buy. A lot of good stocks are down. Time to get my piggy bank out.
I could get rich if all these headless chickens keep it up.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | October 6, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

That's it...I finally made my decision! McCain is disgusting, and should be ashamed of himself! Just look at how desperate he is! He wants this so bad for his own personal gain. If he could cut a deal for his mother's life or the presidency, he would off his own mother for it! Hey John...fire away! It won't change a thing! You are a light weight! I don't even consider you a hero anymore. A true hero is a role model for all!

Posted by: not-me | October 6, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Phil Gramm matters. Charles Keating mattered. Bill Ayers doesn't matter (unless, like Palin ridiculously suggests, you think Obama is going to bring him 40 years out of retirement to blow up the Pentagon)

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 6, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dwashington1 | October 6, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Your rant is just unacceptable and bizarre.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Cillizza wins today's false equivalency award. McCain's ties to Keating? Substantial. Obama's ties to Ayers? Casual at best.

And anyway, McCain should be forced to answer one question: If Ayers is such a terrorist, why hasn't McCain/Bush pushed for his arrest?

Letting a known terrorist move freely around the homeland makes America less safe, doesn't it?

Posted by: castanea | October 6, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, nine trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work. Two thirds of that comes from inheritance; interest on interest accumulating to widows / idiot sons; and stock / real estate SPECULATION. It is crap.

Ninety percent of the American public has little or no net worth.

WALL STREET SPECULATORS create nothing. But through SUPER-CAPITALISM (FRAUD), WALL STREET SPECULATORS OWN THE MAJORITY OF THIS COUNTRY. The Super Rich running America are doing it through Las Vegas style gambling. IT IS CRAP!!!

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS make the rules (news, war, peace, famine, upheaval).

RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS pick that rabbit out of the hat while the American People wonder how WE GOT INTO THIS MESS.

You are not naive enough to think that we live in a Democracy?

IT'S THE FREE MARKET. And you're a part of it.

GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS have that killer instinct. Stick around, GOP REPUBLICAN RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS still have more stealing to do.


In a Democracy, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA. That's right, the AMERICAN PEOPLE suppose to own AMERICA.

AMERICANS are being robbed by GOP RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR WHITE HOUSE / CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES with their:

Obscenely high salaries,
Luncheons,
Hunting trips,
Golf tournaments,
Escort services,
Corporate jets,
GOLDEN PARACHUTES.

Thousands of GOP Republican CEOs and their White House / Congressional Stooges are walking away with over $20,000,000 each of stolen money from the U.S. Treasury (AMERICAN PEOPLE). This Is Treason Against the American People.


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CONGRESS YOU NO LONGER REPRESENT WALL STREET SOLELY
CONGRESS YOU NOW REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

THIS IS THE AGENDA
CONGRESS WILL REMOVE ALL GOLDEN PARACHUTES FROM THE BILL
CONGRESS WILL ENSURE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WELL PROTECTED WITHIN THE BILL

CONGRESS WILL PROSECUTE GOP REPUBLICANS ON THE FIX AND WALL STREET SUPER RICH CEO INSIDE TRADERS. THEIR CORPORATE SHARES AND PRIVATE PROPERTIES (DOMESTIC AND ABROAD) WILL BE CONFISCATED AND RETURNED TO THE U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

GREED IS TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

IF CONGRESS FAILS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEN CONGRESS WILL BE DESOLVED AND A NEW CONGRESS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE TO REFLECT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE


SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO CONGRESS IN EXTREMELY SIMPLE TERMS THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COME FIRST.

THE DAYS WHEN CONGRESS ACTED AS THE STOOGE OF GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH WALL STREET SPECULATORS HAS COME TO AN END


THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TAKE TOP PRIORITY IN AMERICA

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NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS

GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION


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THOSE RICH WALL STREET SPECULATING GOP REPUBLICANS WHO DROVE THE BUS INTO THE DITCH, WILL NOT BE TRUSTED TO DRIVE THE BUS OUT OF THAT DITCH.

SUPER RICH GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND THEIR GOP REPUBLICAN HAND PICKED STOOGES IN THE WHITE HOUSE ADMINISTRATION, SENATE, SUPREME COURT, TREASURY, SEC AND CONGRESS TOGETHER HAVE $1 TRILLION WORTH OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S ASSETS (DOMESTIC AND HIDDEN ABROAD) THAT MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

AMERICA WANTS ITS $1 TRILLION BACK NOW AND CRIMINAL TRIALS FOR ALL INVOLVED IN THIS CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ARE THE NEW LAWS OF THE LAND.

TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES FOR EXECUTIVE CRIMINALS. GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN WALL STREET CRIMINALS PREPARE FOR HANDCUFFS AND ASSETS CONFISCATION.

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THOSE GOP REPUBLICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES WHO STOLE AND SQUANDERED AVERAGE AMERICANS’ MONEY ON HIGH RISK UNSECURED WALL STREET LAS VEGAS STYLE SPECULATIONS SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED WITH MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR COMPENSATION PACKAGES SUBSIDIZED BY THE TAXPAYERS.

THESE GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, SPECULATORS AND CONGRESSIONAL STOOGES SHOULD BE IN HANDCUFFS. ALL OF THEIR ASSETS SHOULD BE CONFISCATED, LIQUIDATED AND RETURNED THE TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

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LET THE TRIALS BEGIN: GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN FLEECING OF AMERICA

CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS GOP SUPER RICH GOP REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS

ACT QUICKLY, ACT QUICKLY, ACT QUICKLY
IS NOT THIS THE SAME THING THAT THOSE GOP REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS SAID TO START THE ILLEGAL IRAQ WAR!

LET THE TRIALS BEGIN: CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES VERSUS GOP SUPER RICH REPUBLICAN CRIMINALS (BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PAULSON, MCCAIN) AND THEIR WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALIST SPECULATING FELLOW CONSPIRATOR FRIENDS

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL

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THIS GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH WALL STREET MELTDOWN IS CRIMINAL MISUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S MONEY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL (TREASON)

D STUDENT JOHN MCCAIN FEARS SHARING THE STAGE WITH HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR BARACK OBAMA

MOOSE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SARAH PALIN FEARS SHARING THE STAGE WITH LAW SCHOLAR JOE BIDEN

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Hmmm, let's see. We have a bunch of republicans whining about wanting these CEOs to keep their fortunes, multiple houses and cars, and they want the taxpayers to bail them out. But when the taxpayer wanted help to keep THEIR homes, they were called a bunch of whiners by these SAME republicans and were given NO bailout.

Why are their oversized fortunes more important than the rest of America's modest and undersized ones?

Now, for the last time, once and for all, explain to me how Obama is the elitist and the republicans are "just like you and me." Go ahead. I triple dog dare you.


TREASON TRIALS FOR GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH CRIMINALS

$1Trillion Illegal Iraq War plus $1Trillion Wall Street Fraud equals $2Trillion that
GOP Republicans (Bush, Cheney, Rice, Paulson, Guiliani, McCain) and those contributing members of Congress, Wall Street Speculators, and Cabinet who took part in the most Monumental Fraud against the American People owe to Our National Treasury.



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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM AT ITS WORST

Executive salaries, CEO bonuses, grand robberies of the U.S. TREASURY in the $MILLIONS, $BILLIONS, and $TRILLIONS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISTS robbed the AMERICAN PEOPLE of a $Trillion. RULE OF LAW states that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will be protected and all private properties, money, and wealth domestic and abroad owned by GOP REPUBLICAN SUPERCAPITALISTS taking part in robbing the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE) will immediately be confiscated and returned to the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

REPLACE GOP REPUBLICAN CEO GOLDEN PARACHUTES WITH CRIMINAL TRIALS AND PROPERTY CONFISCATION. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION WILL BE REINSTATED. LONG LIVE FREEDOM AND JUSTICE. CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WILL BE THE LAW OF THE LAND.

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INSIDE JOB AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL:
GOP REPUBLICAN WHITE HOUSE ILLEGAL WARS AND
WALL STREET CRIMINAL DEREGULATED SPECULATIONS

You asked for it and you got it. GOP REPUBLICANS INSIDERS McCain, Bush, Cheney, Paulson, and Rice were hired by Super-Capitalists (Super Wealthy GOP REPUBLICANS) to start Illegal Oil Wars against Oil producing Nations and DEREGULATE (eliminate AMERICAN PEOPLE PROTECTION) the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (White House, Congress, Supreme Court), TREASURY and WALL STREET. These INSIDERS did exactly what they were paid to do. Past GOP REPUBLICANS (Nixon, Reagan, Bush I) and current GOP REPUBLICANS (Bush II, Cheney, Rice, McCain, Paulson) have a credibility factor of zero. Americans no longer believe them, the World has never believed them and now they are done. They came in with the 9/11 attack upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE and leave with the Wall Street $1Trillion attack upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Wave after wave after wave the GOP REPUBLICANS attack the AMERICAN PEOPLE based on the premise of disrespect for anyone who is not a GOP RICH REPUBLICAN. Either you are in their group (GOP RICH REPUBLICAN) or out (debt ridden worker bee / victim). GOP REPUBLICANS view the AMERICAN PEOPLE as gullible sheep perpetually fattened with debt and led to the subhuman existence slaughter. When slavery (free labor) ended GOP RICH REPUBLICANS attacked and enslaved the people of the world through unbalanced trade. Now that foreign sweatshops are demanding better pay and treatment, GOP RICH REPUBLICANS are attacking the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS. GOP RICH REPUBLICANS are banking on the idea that the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS are non-thinking drones fat with artificial food, high on Wall Street sponsored imported drugs (legal / illegal), and choked with clutter, debt and noise.

Through massive GOP REPUBLICAN SPONSORED DEREGULATIONS, GOP REPUBLICAN CEOs, Treasury Secretary, Wall Street Speculators, White House Administration, Cabinet Members, and their insider friends each walked away with more than $20,000,000 annually of money stolen directly from the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE). After eight years of GRAND FRAUD AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, thousands of GOP REPUBLICANS ROBBED OUR UNITED STATES TREASURY OF $1TRILLION (ACTS OF TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE).

The AMERICAN PEOPLE will hold ALL GOP REPUBLICANS INVOLVED in these ACTS OF TREASON accountable before a TRIAL. ALL GOP REPUBLICANS INVOLVED in these ACTS OF TREASON will have ALL OF THEIR PROPERTIES (corporate and private, domestic and foreign sheltered) CONFISCATED, SOLD and RETURNED to OUR NATIONAL TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE). The UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE) shall prevail, despite the criminal efforts of GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPER-CAPITALIST CRIMINALS.

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CONGRESS WILL NOT ADJOURN UNTIL AFTER THE GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY FIX THEIR COLOSSAL MESS

GOP (GOOD OLDBOY PRIVATEERS)

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Britain has nationalized its banks. The U.S. has nationalized Wall Street and will do the same for U.S. Oil if it hits $6.50 a gallon in two years. The Treasury and Oil are too crucial for national defense to be left in the hands of self serving speculators' private greed. The United States greed based society is over. We will copy Britain or Germany’s mixed economy system based heavily on the People government oversight. Speculators and gamblers cannot be trusted with the American economy. Wrong is wrong and wolves cannot be hired to protect cash cows. Today you can gamble in Las Vegas with your credit card (money that you don’t have); Wall Street high leverage speculation is the same thing.

Three weeks ago, some Americans stupidly said that we don’t need to consider World Opinion during the 2008 presidential election. It is now clear that America and The World are closely connected and that we need to consider how the World perceives our decisions. The World does not like John McCain and will not cooperate with McCain. Europeans and the World view John McCain as an old relic bent on returning the World to perpetual hostility.

No one wants another Cold War, except McCain. Palin’s childish perceptions are not worth mentioning, especially with the World watching and laughing at McCain’s choices. Russia does not want another Expensive Cold War, but it will play ball if McCain kicks off. While Bush and McCain are building military bases in Poland, Russia is speaking with Latin American Oil Nations about refining and cutting out U.S. Oil Companies. Next Russia will build military bases in Latin American in response to U.S. bases in Eastern Europe. McCain and Wall Street weapons manufacturers are the only ones who want to profit from a new Cold War. In reality, no one benefits from a new Cold War. The American People, Russian People and World People will be injured by a new Cold War. Expect European demands to be rid of all U.S. bases in Europe. The American People, Russian People and World People want peace and cooperation from the United States led by Barack Obama.

The World loves Barack Obama and has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with America under Barack’s leadership. Throughout the World young presidents are emerging and none of them want to return to the bad days of the Cold War (bomb shelters, high interest rates, disproportionate military spending, nuclear buildup, general fear). Nobody wants the return of the Cold War, except McCain and Wall Street weapons manufacturers. The American People are nationalizing Wall Street to prevent weapons manufacturers from dictating unfavorable terms to our economy. Again the American middle class must see pass their ignorance and the emperor with no clothes (Bush, McCain, Palin, Guiliani). Americans must vote for it’s best interest, which includes a favorable World Opinion. America And The World Will Vote Obama to avert financial and military catastrophes.

Let’s not forget that China, Saudi Arabia and India together hold over $1 Trillion in American currency. Do you think that China, Saudi Arabia and India have votes in the 2008 American election? The CEOs of American companies and Wall Street Banks heavily invested with funds from China, Saudi Arabia and India know that foreign governments will be exercising their strong votes in our election. You can thank McCain deregulations and GOP Republican American job outsourcing for dissipating Our American votes.

Obama has 8 years experience as a State Senator, 4 years in the US Senate, taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, etc. Obama’s very high intellectual capacity allows him to analyze situations and make sound decisions. How can you even compare Palin’s GED from Moose Community College credentials to these?

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GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN WALL STREET DEREGULATIONS
GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN ALSO WANTED TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY (BONEHEAD)
GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN sponsored landmark legislation in 1999 that removed the walls between banks, investment firms and insurance companies. GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN bill allowed a company like AIG to expand beyond its traditional insurance business (which is still profitable) into exotic new extremely high risk products that brought the company down and created this colossal mess.

WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
THE GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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Average Americans are becoming poorer, because GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET super rich SPECULATORS and corporate CEOs are paying themselves, business partners, friends, and family members at least $20,000,000 annually from MONEY STOLEN FROM THE U.S. TREASURY. These major crimes committed by WALL STREET SPECULATORS AND CEOs have gone beyond greed and into acts of treason against the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Seize the stolen money and properties valued in the $TRILLIONS back from these super criminals for attacking America. Those stolen $MILLIONS / $BILLIONS / $TRILLIONS belong to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

RULE OF LAW states that the People of the United States will be defended. Those who attack American Citizens will be prosecuted. WALL STREET SPECULATORS and CORPORATE CEOs dictatorship over the AMERICAN PEOPLE is over. Average Americans are not going to accept WALL STREET CORPORATE CRIMES anymore. Rights of Citizen and Average Workers of the United States will be enforced. The AMERICAN PEOPLE will always come before corporate interests, because Americans Love America more than Wall Street Speculators love greed.

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GERMANY, FRANCE, ENGLAND HAVE GREATER CITIZEN-WORKERS’ RIGHTS, TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY THAN GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET RUN AMERICA. AMERICA WILL HONOR AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH DEMOCRATIC WORKERS’ RIGHTS, TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY.

NO MORE WALL STREET DICTATORSHIP OVER CONGRESS
NO MORE WALL STREET IMPORTATION OF ILLEGAL CARTEL DRUGS
NO MORE WALL STREET MASS GUN SALES
NO MORE WALL STREET ILLEGAL WARS
NO MORE WALL STREET WILD SPECULATION AND IRRESPONSIBLE LEVERAGE
NO MORE WALL STREET SOFT PORNOGRAPHY ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION
NO MORE WALL STREET MASS VIOLENCE ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION
NO MORE WALL STREET HATE RADIO
NO MORE WALL STREET UNAUTHORIZED SPYING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS
NO MORE WALL STREET ILLEGAL CREDIT SCORES
NO MORE WALL STREET OVERSEAS TAX HAVENS
NO MORE WALL STREET OUTSOURCING AMERICAN JOBS
NO MORE WALL STREET BUYING AMERICAN POLITICIANS


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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET $TRILLION FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Direct impact of GOP McCain sponsored deregulations
Bankrupt and floundering
Failure of the investment bank
Government's takeover

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET's business model has collapsed

Greed and fear routinely govern GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET financial markets and GLOBAL CRISIS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET (giant investment houses, brokerage firms, hedge funds, "private equity" firms) irresponsibly TRADED the savings of average Americans (placed LAS VEGAS STYLE BETS on extremely high risk stocks, bonds, and other securities).

DUBIOUS MORTGAGES were PACKAGED into BONDS and SOLD and TRADED. Investment houses had huge incentives to increase LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWING).

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET compensation is heavily skewed toward annual bonuses, reflecting the profits traders and managers earned in the tune of lavish base salaries and obscenely high annual bonuses of $20,000,000.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET relies heavily on OBSCENELY HIGH LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWING). $3 Trillion (stocks, bonds, other securities) backed by only $80 billion in shareholders' equity while the $2.8 Trillion was LEVERAGE (BORROWED).

Leverage (huge borrowing) can create huge debts (huge principal and interest obligations)

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET is a manic machine for gambling.
Traders and money managers are given huge incentives to do whatever would increase short-term profits.

For decades, GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN sponsored legislation that broadly deregulated WALL STREET banking and insurance industries.

GOP REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN swept away Consumer Protection legislation and opened the way for a less restricted high risk financial marketplace.

While the GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET boom continued, government (White House, Congress, Supreme Court) looked the other way.

GOP REPUBLICAN Congress resisted tougher regulation and permitted WALL STREET to run out of control at obscenely high LEVERAGE (OBSCENELY HIGH BORROWED MONEY) RATIOS perpetrating intentional fraud against the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET leaders intentionally deceived customers and lenders into taking hazardous risks for short-term rewards regardless of the long-term dangers to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Mortgages went bad. The powerful high leverage went into reverse. Losses eroded firms' capital bases and raised doubts about their survival.

Financial firms took major stupid and wasteful risks that severely damaged the American Economy and impeded economic recovery.

GOP REPUBLICAN STOCK MARKET $TRILLION FRAUD has deepened consumers' pessimism, fear and reluctance to spend. There may be more failures of FINANCIAL FIRMS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET financial crises resemble the GOP REPUBLICAN illegal miscalculated war.


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How were we ever made to believe that the now-collapsing GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET model ever made sense? Common sense should have told us that making RISKY BETS with HUGE AMOUNTS of BORROWED MONEY was a DANGEROUS GAME; if the bets pay off you make money beyond your wildest dreams, but if they go bad you face utter ruin.

Common sense should have told us that betting fortunes on meaningless fluctuations in stock, bond or currency values (McCain sponsored deregulated hedge funds) was about as productive as a trip to Las Vegas. Common sense should have told us that buying and selling exotic securities based on other securities based on bundles of mortgages that were treated like mere numbers on a balance sheet (no recognition that the whole iffy construct was based on real people living in real houses that they might or might not be able to afford) was not an intelligent endeavor.

Somehow, we all forgot that "HIGHLY LEVERAGED" is just another way of saying "DEEPLY INDEBTED." Now we've had a wake-up call, and maybe the erstwhile Masters of the Universe will have to stop playing with imaginary money and go back to using the real stuff.


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RULE OF LAW WILL ENFORCE CONFISCATION OF ALL GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SPECULATORS’ AND CEOS’ PERSONAL PROPERTIES RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR ECONOMY’S MELTDOWN. All money and properties of the Super Rich CEOs and WALL STREET Speculators domestic and abroad will be confiscated and returned to the United States TREASURY and the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
OUR GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.


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GOP REPUBLICAN LIARS SUPER RICH WALL STREET GET RICH QUICK GREEDY
BILLION DOLLARS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS RISKY UNSECURED LOANS
REPACKAGED AND SOLD TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

GOP REPUBLICAN LIARS SUPER RICH WALL STREET ROBBER BARONS
COMMIT TREASON AND GRAND FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.


WALL STREET SRO - SELF REGULATORY ORGANIZATION
OUR GOP REPUBLICAN RUN Government (GOP President, GOP Congress, GOP Supreme Court) looked the other way, while GOP REPUBLICAN Super-capitalist Obscenely Rich WALL STREET SRO Speculators Robbed Our U.S. TREASURY and Forced the $Trillion Debt Upon the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN’S REMARKS

Comments uttered by Sarah Palin has angered Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who described Sarah Palin as an opportunist with no qualifications. Senator Hillary Clinton also stated that John McCain and Sarah Palin’s records on women’s rights are abominable. The country cannot withstand anymore George Bush failures cloaked in McCain/Palin. Asking Sarah Palin to become Vice President is like asking the grazing moose behind her trailer to pilot the shuttle.

National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorsed Pro-Women’s Rights ticket Obama / Biden for their outstanding work bettering the lives of women.

During her first term as Mayor, Palin went on an intense firing spree by sacking, or requesting resumes and resignation letters from the chief of police, finance director, public works director, and librarian.

In October of 1996, Palin consulted the city librarian about censoring "objectionable" books. The librarian was shocked and responded that the books were selected "on the basis of national selection criteria of libraries this size" and would resist all efforts to ban or remove any books from the library. A few months later Emmons received a letter from Palin stating that she had been terminated from her job. Emmons was reinstated the next day after public outcry.

Long time Alaskan acquaintance described Sarah Palin as a malicious, conniving opportunist, a reckless spender, and power abuser. Initially Palin supported the 'bridge to nowhere' project and even wore t-shirts that supported the project. When she realized that the project was not supported by the public she decided to back off.

Palin is an avid pro-lifer. Teen pregnancies are a major dilemma facing the nation today. The government spent $1 billion in supporting abstinence-only sex education programs since 1996. In the case of Palin's daughter, such programs are failing us. Palin is comfortable with giving her own daughter a choice, but wants to take away that choice from the rest of the nation.

By picking a young, attractive and vivacious woman as his partner in crime, McCain hoped to pull in all the disappointed Clinton supporters. This was his crucial mistake, because Sarah Palin is the antithesis of Hillary Clinton. She stands against women rights and would reverse women's rights by fifty years. Women are not as gullible as McCain and his advisors had hoped that they would be. Just because McCain placed a young woman in front of the crowd does not mean women will automatically vote for her without any question. Women will soon realize that Sarah Palin is an anti-choice, homophobic, polar bear, wolf, moose, and deer killing machine.

Sarah Palin is incapable of writing a speech. The speech given by her at the Republican National Convention was written long before she was considered for McCain’s running mate by the computer. McCain had never heard of Palin until after the computer printed her name one day before his announcement.

The thought that Sarah Palin will do anything in the White House is unsettling, because she is a unhinged lunatic who will mess up and give the public the perception that women cannot be in power. Hillary Rodham Clinton and women throughout the country are very angry that Sarah “moose hunter” Palin is in such an important position. Four out of Sarah’s five best friends have committed to Barack Obama.


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GOP REPUBLICANS ARE AUTHORITARIANS WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH OR DEMOCRACY. GOP REPUBLICAN ONLY INTERESTS ARE POWER AND MONEY.

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GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM AT ITS WORST

Executive salaries, CEO bonuses, grand robberies of the U.S. TREASURY in the $MILLIONS, $BILLIONS, and $TRILLIONS.

GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISTS robbed the AMERICAN PEOPLE of a $Trillion. RULE OF LAW states that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will be protected and all private properties, money, and wealth domestic and abroad owned by GOP REPUBLICAN SUPERCAPITALISTS taking part in robbing the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE) will immediately be confiscated and returned to the U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN PEOPLE).

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PALIN FAILIN RETURNED HOME TO 2,000 ALASKAN PROTESTERS WHO CHEERFULLY CHANTED "O-BAM-AH.

Gov. Sarah Palin returned home to 2,000 protesters outside the Anchorage library who wanted to correct the widespread impression that the Last Frontier endorses her candidacy.

"Last week a group of women were sitting around talking about this perception that all of Alaska supports Sarah Palin. We apparently hit a nerve and started a movement,"

A sense of festival obtained. There was a woman in a polar bear suit representing "Polar Bear Moms Say: No Palin Failin." Drivers on 36th Avenue saw a little girl waving a sign "Don't Ban My Books."

"My mom is from Alaska. She's a working mother. She's good looking," said Nolan. "So she seems to be qualified to be vice president."

Asking Sarah Palin to become the Vice President is like asking the grazing moose behind her trailer to pilot the shuttle.

Sarah Palin Failin Protesters Held Signs Reading:

Bush In A Skirt
Palin Be Failin
Jesus Was a Community Organizer
Palin Failin: Thanks But No Thanks
Smearing Alaska's Good Name One Scandal @ a Time
Candidate To Nowhere
Rape Kits Should Be Free
Voted For Her Once: Never Again!
Community Organizers are the Real Patriots
Barbies for War
I Shall Not Be Pandered To
Give Palin Failin Your Vote AND Your Draft Age Child
Sarah Palin Failin: So Far Right She's Wrong
Alaska Is Not Frisco
Coat Hangers for McCain
Sarah Palin Failin, Undoing 150 Years of American Feminism
Hockey Mama for Obama (on a hockey stick)


Cheerful chants of "O-bam-ah.


National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorses Obama / Biden For Their Pro-Women Rights Stance


McCain / Palin Failin are rejected for their anti-women stance and votes against Women Rights


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PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL CHOICES

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, and its a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer,
become President of the Harvard Law Review,
create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters,
spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor,
spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people,
become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee,
spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13
million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign
Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees,
you don't have any real leadership experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years
on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less
than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000
people, and cook caribou/grizzly/wolf stew, then you're qualified to become the country's second
highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters,
all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress,
and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month,
you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including
the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only,
with no other option in sex education in your state's school system
while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm
to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family,
your family's values don't represent America's.

If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction
and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and
once was a member of a group that advocated: the secession of Alaska from the USA,
your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.


National Organization of Women (NOW) Endorses Obama / Biden For Their Pro-Women Rights Stance


McCain / Palin Failin are rejected for their anti-women stance and votes against Women Rights


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BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN SUPPORTS BARACK OBAMA

LONDON - BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN voiced support for UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA, saying he would help Americans struggling with an economic downturn.

In a move seen by some British media as a break with a political convention requiring foreign leaders to remain neutral ahead of US elections, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN praised MR. OBAMA as a fellow “progressive politician” who would help ordinary Americans in tough times. With eight weeks to go before the presidential election, MR. OBAMA and his Republican rival John McCain are neck-and-neck in domestic opinion polls.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BROWN described the race for the White House as “electrifying” and said: “It is the DEMOCRATS who are generating the ideas to help people through more difficult times.”

“To help prevent people from losing their home, BARACK OBAMA has proposed a Foreclosure Prevention Fund to increase emergency pre-foreclosure counselling, and help families facing repossession,” he wrote in an article in The Monitor magazine, a monthly political publication.

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2008 UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN D STUDENTS

OBAMA OF HARVARD LAW AND PRESIDENT OF HARVARD LAW REVIEW
BIDEN OF SYRACUSE LAW

MCCAIN OF NAVY ACADEMY LAST PLACE D STUDENT
PALIN FAILIN OF MOOSE COLLEGE

GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE

STOP DESTRUCTIVE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET SUPERCAPITALISM OIL SPECUALTARS (OIL MILLIONAIRES BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, MCCAIN, PALIN FAILIN)

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE

WHY A BARREL OF OIL ILLEGALLY SHOT UP FROM $24 TO $145 DURING THE GOP REPUBLICAN (MCCAIN, BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PALIN FAILIN) ADMINISTRATION


GOP REPUBLICAN BUSH I OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN BUSH II OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN CHENEY OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN RICE OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL EXECUTIVE
GOP REPUBLICAN GUILIANI OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL STOCKHOLDER
GOP REPUBLICAN MCCAIN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRE AND OIL STOCKHOLDER
GOP REPUBLICAN PALIN FAILIN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL COMMISSIONER AND OIL STOCKHOLDER


TOGETHER WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

THEY ARE ALL GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIILLLLL MILLIONAIRES AND OIL STOCKHOLDERS


GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK
GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK
GOP REPUBLICAN OOOOOIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL IS THE NEW CRACK


CAN YOU SAY GOP REPUBLICAN CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, ROB OUR U.S. TREASURY, AND SPECULATE FOR OBSCENELY HIGH PROFIT RETURNS ON WALL STREET OIL STOCKS

WAKE UP AMERICA, BECAUCE THE WORLD ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THE CRIMINAL GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY OF CONSPIRATORS

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE AS A VITAL RESOURCE

AMERICA AND AMERICANS FIRST

NO MORE GOP REPUBLICAN WALL STREET OOOOOIIIIILLLLL SPECULATION AND FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

IF YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE AMERICA, THEN PROVE IT AND STOP THE GOP REPUBLICAN RAIDERS UPON OUR U.S. TREASURY AND OUTSOURCING OF U.S. JOBS

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GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS


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Will the GOP Republican get rich by selling America party take credit for any of their disasters? GOP Republicans are successful at failing and hurting OUR COUNTRY in the eyes of the WORLD. Can we really afford to ignore what the ENTIRE WORLD THINKS OF US?


How does the WORLD perceive AMERICA led by Barack Obama? Extremely favorable.

How does the WORLD perceive AMERICA led by John McCain? Extremely negative.

FOUR MORE YEARS ANYONE?

Eventually, Americans will realize that doing the same thing (electing GOP Republicans) will not yield different results (stock market disasters, economic disasters, world view disasters, failed foreign policy disasters, failed domestic policies disasters).

Spraying perfume on a new GOP Republican Pig will not create a bright and shiny candidate. Garbage in equal garbage out. GOP Republican garbage in yield (stock market, economic, foreign relations, domestic policies) garbage out.

McCain has perpetually been a failure from school until now.
Palin Failin has perpetually been a failure (with a hillbilly hockey mom accent) from day one until now. Her bear hunting Arctic outback kids prove it.

Do you really need someone to tell you these basic facts? Under the Freedom of Information Act, all of this information is available free if you choose to type in the questions.

Lets prove to the Europeans and the World that we are not stupid, because they think that we are after two terms of Forrest Gump Bush.

D Student Crash Every Plane McCain and Hillbilly Trailer Palin Failin are not reflective of the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

If Palin Failin had a brain, then she would have considered the immense responsibilities demanded of the Office of the United States Vice President or President; and politely declined McCain’s crack induced invitation. GOP Republican Party is a joke.

If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.


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REPORT SAYS GOP REPUBLICAN OIL AGENCY RAN AMOK

INVESTIGATION OF GOP REPUBLICAN OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

INVESTIGATION OF GOP REPUBLICAN MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE OIL MARKETING GROUP


GOP REPUBLICAN Government officials in charge of collecting BILLIONS of dollars worth of royalties from OIL and gas companies accepted gifts, steered contracts to favored clients and engaged in drug use and illicit sex with employees of the energy firms, federal investigators reported.

Investigators from the Interior Department's inspector general's office said more than a dozen employees, including the former director of the OIL royalty program, took meals, ski trips, sports tickets and golf outings from industry representatives. The report alleges that the former director, also netted more than $30,000 from improper outside work.

The report from Inspector General contains fresh allegations about the practices at the beleaguered royalty-in-kind program of Interior's Minerals Management Service, which last year collected more than $4 billion worth of OIL and natural gas from companies given contracts to tap energy on federal and Indian lands and offshore. The revelations come as Congress is set to consider opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and areas off the coast of Florida for drilling.

The royalty-in-kind program, based near Denver, allows energy companies to pay the government in OIL and gas, rather than cash, for the privilege of drilling on government land. It has been the subject of multiple investigations since 2006 by the Interior Department's secretary, its inspector general, the Justice Department and Congress for alleged mismanagement and conflicts of interest.

In the report released yesterday, investigators said they "discovered a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" in which employees accepted gratuities "with prodigious frequency." The report cited one e-mail from a Shell Pipeline representative asking a woman in the royalty office to attend "tailgating festivities" at a Houston Texans football game: "You're invited . . . have you and the girls meet at my place at 6am for bubble baths and final prep."

Besides Shell, the energy company employees mentioned in the report worked for Chevron, Hess and Gary-Williams Energy. The social outings detailed in the report included alcohol-, cocaine- and marijuana-filled parties where certain employees of the Minerals Management Service were nicknamed the "MMS Chicks" by the energy employees. The companies paid for federal workers to attend football and baseball games, PGA Tour events, Colorado ski trips, paintball outings and "treasure hunts," investigators found.

"The OIL INDUSTRY holds shocking sway over the ADMINISTRATION and even KEY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES,". "This is why we must not allow BIG OIL'S AGENDA to be jammed through CONGRESS."

The current director of the Minerals Management Service, said that he takes the report "very seriously".
Employees identified in the report told investigators that they didn't think ethics rules applied to them because of their "unique" role in the agency and that they needed to socialize with industry representatives for "market intelligence," according to the report. Those employees, some of whom have been transferred to different offices, have been recommended for internal administrative action.

The inspector general's release comprised three separate reports, including one devoted to the program's director. It alleges that Smith improperly worked part time for Geomatrix Consultants, an Oakland, Calif.-based environmental and engineering firm, and marketed the company to government clients.

Additionally, the report said that the director had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate whom he paid to buy cocaine, promising her a bonus in return. The director admitted to the sexual encounter.

The director, who now works for a private OIL company in Denver, did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators referred their findings to federal prosecutors.

Justice officials also declined to comment on their decision about the criminal case against the highest-ranking official named in the report director of the Minerals Management Service, who worked in Washington. She is accused of improperly arranging a million-dollar deal for two retired employees.

The wife of the procurement policy administrator for the WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, retired from government service Jan. 31. She declined to comment on the report. She told investigators she had a "personal issue. The Justice Department's decision to charge created a rift with Interior officials.

One of the two retired employees pleaded guilty in July to a federal conflict-of-interest charge related to the investigation. Another employee has been under investigation for similar conflict-of-interest allegations.

Before he left, Mayberry created a job for himself by writing the job description and the criteria for selecting the winning bidder, court documents show. He started a company out of his Texas home and was awarded a $150,000 contract in June 2003. He later hired Dial, the report said. Mayberry's firm collected $788,000 worth of contracts.

The royalty-in-kind program, which started as a small pilot project a decade ago, has been touted as a way to simplify the way OIL AND GAS COMPANIES pay for the right to drill on federal land and offshore. Instead of calculating the profit from a well, they can simply give the government one-eighth to one-sixth of whatever they take from the ground.

Revenue rose quickly, from $1.5 billion in 2004 to $4.3 billion last fiscal year. But the growth occurred "in an environment with relatively unstructured in-house oversight," the congressionally convened Royalty Policy Committee said in a December report. Previous reports have said that companies were allowed to revise their million-dollar bids for projects indiscriminately, that government workers routinely failed to seek out legal advice on complicated deals and that the agency used outdated computers and a $150 million software program that resulted in royalty money going uncollected.

A lawyer who represented states and tribes entitled to a cut of the royalties, said it was nearly impossible to get accurate numbers from the agency. "They kept hemming and hawing," she said.

In late 2006 questions arose over its handling of leases written in 1998 and 1999 that allowed major OIL companies drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to avoid BILLIONS of dollars in royalty payments.

Former Interior Department auditors accused the agency of failing to bill companies. "We weren't allowed to audit them. It was disturbing," said an auditor who sued the federal government for not collecting royalties. "You couldn't see what was going on."

The minerals agency director said that the harm done by the royalty employees was to public trust and TREASURY, and acknowledged that financial considerations were given to firms that gave favors to federal employees, and he said the contracts will be audited.


Do you really question the motives of GOP Republicans Criminals? America must Immediately Nationalize U.S. OIL and Gas For National Defense.

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DEMOCRAT HARVARD LAW VS. GOP REPUBLICAN CRASH JET AND MUDVILLE


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U.S. Presidents From Harvard Law
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Rutherford Hayes
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
John Kennedy
Barack Obama


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President and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama Contrast With D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain


Growing Up

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was privileged, given everything by both parents, and worked for nothing.


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama grew up poor, raised by his Irish-American single white mother and Irish-American white working class maternal grand parents. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama was given nothing and worked for everything.

Education

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was a D student and graduated last in his class. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain and McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire share failed academic records. He partied constantly and dependent on favor handouts from his high ranking father and grandfather. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain earned nothing on his own similar to McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain is also Internet illiterate which slows down his information processing capacity. Is this good for the country?


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama worked hard and became PRESIDENT OF THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW. Everything that Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama accomplished he did on his own. Irish-American Barack Obama’s HARVARD Scholarship ranks among the best. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama’s hard work represents the American Dream.


Community Service

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain poor studies translated into poor performances in the military where he crashed several planes and recklessly endangered the lives of others. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain was never trusted by his colleagues nor loved by his peers. The highlight of D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s career was getting shot down and becoming a prisoner. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain served his country by getting handouts from his guards. Getting handouts seems to be D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s modem of operations. WillObscenelyRich Crash Every Plane McCain, who finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and who lost five jets, return competence to the White House? To lose one plane over Vietnam may be a heroic tragedy; to lose five planes here and there is carelessness.

Irish-American Barack Obama turned down large profits after graduating from HARVARD LAW to serve the community in Chicago where help was needed most. The community learned to trust and love Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama for his dedication to public service.


Marriage

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain walked out on his family to chase a younger woman who was on drugs, embezzling money from her company, stealing, and facing criminal charges, until her privileged family saved her from trial. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain’s dysfunctional family represents chaos and lack of respect when he curses her in public.


Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama married an intelligent IVY LEAGUE attorney and adores his beautiful young daughters. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama’s First Family represents what America is striving for. Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama has always been surrounded by and still maintains a great respect for women (Irish mother, Irish grandmother, sister, wife, and two daughters). If anyone is in tune with and favors the betterment of working American women, then it’s Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama.

International Diplomacy

The World wants no more chaotic McBush Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire-D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain.


The World loves Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama and will follow America’s leadership behind Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama.

If D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain had to make another emergency landing on a deserted island with Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama onboard as one of the passengers, then it is safe to say that D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain would assume the role of Gilligan, while Irish-American and Harvard Law Scholar Barack Obama would assume the role of the professor.

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Hillary Clinton Will Destroy Sarah Palin Failin From Mooseville College.


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Navy pilot John Sidney D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III should have never been allowed to graduate from the U.S. Navy flight school. He was a below average student and a lousy pilot. Had his father and grandfather not been famous four star U.S. Navy admirals, D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III would have never been allowed in the cockpit of a military aircraft.

His father John S. "Junior" McCain was commander of U.S. forces in Europe later becoming commander of American forces in Vietnam while D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III was being held prisoner of war. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III's grandfather John S. McCain, Sr. commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.

During his relative short stunt on flight status, D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III lost five U.S. Navy aircraft, four in accidents and one in combat.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings. He was knocked unconscious by the impact coming to as the plane settled to the bottom.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's second crash occurred while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral."

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's third crash three occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's fourth aircraft loss occurred July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot. While seated in the cockpit of his aircraft waiting his turn for takeoff, an accidently fired rocket slammed into D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's plane. He escaped from the burning aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft, and threatened to sink the ship.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's fifth loss happened during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, when D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's A-4 Skyhawk was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain ejected from the plane breaking both arms and a leg in the process and subsequently parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi.

"Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I [D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain] did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant."

When the communist learned that D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's father was Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., the soon-to-be commander of all U.S. Forces in the Pacific, he was rushed to Gai Lam military hospital.

The communist Vietnamese figured, because POW D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain's father was of such high military rank, that he was of royalty or the governing circle. Thereafter the communist bragged that they had captured "the crown prince."

For 23 combat missions (an estimated 20 hours over enemy territory), the U.S. Navy awarded D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain a Silver Star, a Legion of Merit for Valor, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation medals plus two Purple Hearts and a dozen service medals.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain had roughly 20 hours in combat. Since D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain got 28 medals, that equals out to a medal-and-a-half for each hour he spent in combat. There were infantry guys -- grunts on the ground -- who had more than 7,000 hours in combat where I'm sure a prison cell would have looked pretty good to them by comparison. The question really is how many guys got that number of medals for not being shot down.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain has been an unchecked master at manipulating an overly friendly and biased news media. The former POW turned Congressman, turned U.S. Senator, has managed to gloss over his failures as a pilot and collaborations with the enemy by exaggerating his military service and lying about his feats of heroism.

D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain has sprouted a halo and wings to become America's POW-hero presidential candidate.

Former naval officer and the owner of an OOIIILLLL-trading company that inked defense contracts worth $1 billion is the modern presidential money man. The law forbids high-level supporters from writing huge checks, but with help from friends in the Middle East D Student Obscenely Rich Wall Street OOIIILLLL Millionaire Crash Every Plane McCain is receiving large donations.

If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


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Barak Obama proved why November's presidential election will end in a 50-state sweep. John Crash Every Plane McCain has no chance. It's like George Bush climbing into the ring with Mike Tyson; one thundering left hook and the Crawford Caligula would be sprawled across the canvas. "No mas"! The same fate awaits the crabby senator from Arizona. The polls are skewed to look like there's a political horse-race going on. There isn't. It's a complete rout. There's one well-toned thoroughbred striding from venue to venue electrifying the ever-increasing throngs, and one doddering, old mare limping towards the glue-factory. Someone should put a stop to it before Crash Every Plane McCain gets hurt.

At the Victory Column in Berlin's Tiergarten, Obama extracted Old Glory from the burn-pile and gave Brand America a desperately needed shot of adrenaline. 200,000 ecstatic Germans jammed the streets in what turned out to be the political shindig of the year. Many of them were waving American flags and chanting, "Obama, Obama, Obama". It was like Jack Kennedy had risen from his moldy sepulcher and made his way across the pond for one last rousing ovation. Obama has the very same affect on crowds. Its a gift and he knows how to use it to great advantage.

"People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment, this is our time," Obama boomed. "I know my country has not perfected itself, we've made our share of mistakes and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. But the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another."

What can we say about Obama's oratory skills that hasn't already been said? He is one of those unique characters who knows how to tap into the collective psyche and put them under his spell. He is the closest thing to a Pied Piper we've seen in the last half century. Whatever one thinks of his politics, his speeches are a welcome reprieve from the simian blabbering of President Dimwit.

"I speak to you not as a candidate for president, but as a citizen; a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world." (Roaring applause)

JOHN Crash Every Plane McCain: Maverick or Freak?
Have you taken a look at the crowds at a Crash Every Plane McCain event. Usually, there aren't any. Typically, there are more journalists and cameramen then people; and even they look bored. It's the truth. He generates no enthusiasm at all. None. He may be the most uninspiring, tedious, pure-vanilla candidate of all time; a complete dud. I challenge anyone to recite from memory anything John Crash Every Plane McCain has ever said in his 40 years in office. Time's up! When Crash Every Plane McCain begins to talk, its a signal for women to pull out the nail-files and for men to figure out how they're going to get out of cutting the lawn this week. Really. No one listens.

And the people that do manage to drag themselves to his speeches out of a sense of obligation are (you guessed it) scowling white guys with baseball caps pulled tightly over their ears or nearly-ambulatory Korea-era Vets who think the United Nations is a communist front-group that's planning to air-drop blue-helmets into Duluth to take over the United States. Tin-foil hats anyone?

Popularity and charisma, how does one survive in politics with neither. That's the question, and it may be the biggest mystery of Crash Every Plane McCain's candidacy. He's just not a likable guy. No one ever talks about hanging out and having a beer with John Crash Every Plane McCain, because they know that he might go "Jackie Chan" and start busting the place up. And he's utterly impossible to listen to. His high-pitched squeaky voice is about two octaves higher than a dog-whistle and twice as annoying. So how is he going to beat Obama. It's a total mismatch.

Crash Every Plane McCain is the perfect candidate for the GOP Republic party that has completely collapsed. He's like the "Jolly Roger" on the front of an iodine bottle; Brand X. In 2000, the Republican Party boasted it was the "party of ideas". What ideas? The Republican Party has never had ideas because the corporate mandarins and blue-blooded kleptocrats that run the party are suspicious of ideas, ideology, doctrine, philosophy or anything else that veers from their primary objectives of crushing the poor, despoiling the environment, carpet-bombing brown people wherever they may be, and enriching themselves. That's all they care about. The task of the right-wing think-tanks is to treat "war and tax cuts" like they're ideas. They're not. But war and tax cuts ARE the two foundation blocks of the Republican Party. There's nothing else; there never has been. Don't look for ideas; there aren't any. GOP Republican get rich quick by defrauding the AMERICAN PEOPLE, robbing the National TREASURY, sending American jobs overseas, and raising the national debt.

Hold Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Crash Every Plane McCain accountable for the crimes they've committed during their time in office.

Obama is not a candidate; he's a phenomenon. Obama is an explosive, vital, charismatic politician. When he speaks people feel better about themselves and their country. And, they're more hopeful about the future, too. That's what makes him unbeatable.

Crash Every Plane McCain, on the other hand, is the perfect embodiment of his party; a rusty, broken-down hulk that's been stripped of its engine, its fenders and all its moving parts. Even the steering wheel is gone. It's a dead-loss; nothing is salvageable.

Crash Every Plane McCain is in way over his head. This election is going to be a real embarrassment for him. It's too bad. He should be back at the Phoenix Rest Home shooing kids off the front lawn instead of waiting for the ax to fall in November. It's a rotten way to end a career.

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GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE


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GOP REPUBLICAN PLANE/TRAILER WRECK MCCAIN/PALIN FAILIN

With Wall Street OOOIIIIILLLLLL stocks paid under the table to Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner from OOOOOIIIIIILLLLLLL Millionaires Crash Every Plane McCain, Bush, Cheney, Rice and Guiliani; it appears that Sarah Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner, her large family, dogs, cats, chickens, and hogs can now move out of their trailer. Guiliani went from GOP front runner to anonymous polygamist. Guiliani is the biggest joke and shares home dysfunction with Bush, Cheney, Rice, Crash Every Plane McCain and now Sarah trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioner. OOOOIIIIILLLLLLL MILLIONS stolen from Our TREASURY did not help their dysfunctional families.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich by robbing the American TREASURY and outsourcing American jobs party has officially been dissolved. Plane wreck McCrash and Train wreck Trailer Palin Failin OOOOIIIIILLLLLL Commissioners have destroyed the already dysfunctional GOP Republican Party of Corporate Welfare Thieves.

Democrats and Independents are the official parties. Blessings to America and the World for peaceful cooperation and the elimination of unjust wars for GOP profits. The People First Party has arrived and Rich Wall Street millionaires will no longer use the AMERICAN PEOPLE as their cattle. Americans today are all free independent Democratic People in pursuit of happiness in the spirit of cooperation.

“We joined up with an altruistic vision of promoting freedom and justice around the world,” said Vince Emanuel, a Marine lance corporal who did a tour of duty in Iraq from August 2004 to April 2005, explaining why he was marching and protesting the GOP Republican Convention.

“Except we saw the killing of innocent people and the destruction of property ... for a lot of us it was very disenfranchising."

The veterans group tried to hand a message to the campaign of GOP Republican John Crash Every Plane McCain calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, reparations for the Iraqi people, and full medical benefits for veterans. No one from John Crash Every Plane McCain’s campaign received them.


If FOX NEWS does not clean up it’s filthy RACIST acts of discrimination, then American and European audiences will B O Y C O T T FOX RACIST NEWS.


GOP Republican Wall Street SRO (Self Regulatory Organization) Robber Baron Supercapitalism Is Down And Will No Longer Rob the U.S. TREASURY and AMERICAN PEOPLE

Prerequisite for the United Stats President and Vice President is advance degrees, especially in Constitutional Law. D student McCain and hillbilly Palin Failin are excluded from the highest offices in the World. The debates will be fun: Harvard Law vs. Crash Jet and Mudville.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich Quick By Robbing America TREASURY Wild Speculators Created The Enormous National Debt, So Make Them Pay For It And Balance Our Budget.
GOP Republican Wall Street Supercapitalism Speculators Have Committed Treason Against Our Country.

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What has WALL STREET SUPER-CAPITALISM brought you besides:

Cluttered homes full of useless crap

Semi-illiterate teenage sons on alcohol and drugs

Semi-illiterate teenage daughters on drugs and having unwanted babies

Selfish lifestyles mimicking immoral rich people with off the chart divorce rates

Depress people living alone and addicted to church on TV or pornography

Guns deregulation freeing children to murder each other in school and after school

Prime time television soft pornography for the kids to mimic

Daughters dressing like prostitutes

Sons dressing like homeless

GREED GREED GREED steal money from your neighbors through wild WALL STREET speculations

SELL SELL SELL BUY BUY BUY (It is all enslaving crap)

Super Rich becomes more Super Rich, while the middle class becomes poor

College graduates cannot afford a small home and must live in their parents’ basements

Clinton left the United States with a surplus

GOP Republicans have stolen all of the Treasury surplus plus another $3Trillion. Let the trials and confiscation (America versus Super Rich GOP Republican Criminals) begin

The American People will prevail over Super Rich Greedy Lawless Super Rich GOP Republicans

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ANGERED BY SARAH PALIN FAILIN’S REMARKS

Hillary wants to know if Palin wants to run the United States in the same manner that she and McCain ran their dysfunctional families. Hillary added that Sarah Palin’s pathological lieing and unprofessional naming calling led to the five lettered word for Arctic hillbilly which is P A L I N.

Posted by: dwashington1 | October 6, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

John McCain has ripped off his mask and exposed the rotting corpse of man that is underneath...

Thanks John McCain! You might have had a teeny tiny chance if you didnt disrespect everything that you claimed to have stood for after getting busted by the Keating 5 Commission. Now we know that you are just a typical, but terrible politician. No wonder Bush beat you in 2000...You are utterly clueless.

Posted by: Beka13 | October 6, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Yes, we are well aware of McCain's associations, his proven judgment with his associations (not implied simply because he knew them), his actions WITH his associations, and lets not talk about other political AND personal judgments of his. I'd rather stick to the legit points, The Issues, on both sides. By McCain's condoning of these low standards, should I base my voting judgment on all of the above, PLUS my opposition to his stances on the issues? Golly that wouldn't help him much either.

Rather than pointing fingers in circles, I'd rather hear The Issues.

McCain is losing H-A-R-D right now, because of Obama talking to us all on the issues which matters to us.

See Here:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/

America, MAKE McCain and Palin sell us their plans on the issues. MAKE them meet our higher standards of expectations of them, on the issues. They're experienced, they ought to be able to do what Obama is out there doing. Don't let them get lazy on us, and try to manipulate us by invoking doubt based not on the issues, but implications rather than red-handed facts. Don't let McCain and Palin ease into our White House, by getting lazy on us. Let us make that statement Loud and Clear for McCain and Palin to understand. Their actions scream loudly of them trying to get over on us, like we're dumb and don't know any better. Decide where you stand On The Issues, and make it clear.

The vast of America counts on you.
Obama/Biden '08 : The sincere, competent, knowledgable ticket

Come on Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, and North Carolina!!! Deliver striking numbers for us all!! We're counting on you!!

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 6, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

DrainYou 02:03 PM, like many Obama supporters, tries to excuse Barack Obama's 20 + year membership in the racist white--hating and America--hating cults Jerimiah Wright sermons as"....(Kristol didn't mention)that Obama wasn't present for the incendiary sermons by Wright". Not true. As black journalist and writer for the Washington Insider has reported in his column "Obama Attended Hate America Sermon" 3/16/08, Washington Insider writer Jim Davis and a freelance correspondent for Newsmax attended several services at Sen. Obama's church during the month of July, including July 22 when Wright blamed 'white arrogance' of America's Caucasian majority for the world's suffering, especially the oppression of blacks. Mr. Davis reported that during one of the services he attended during the month of July, Sen. Barack Obama was present and sat through the sermon given by Rev. Wright. Several Secret Service men were also present when Obama was there. Davis reports that "In his sermon that day (July 22) Wright tore into America, referring to the 'United States of White America' and lacing his sermon with expletives as Obama listened. Hearing Wright's attacks on his own country, Obama had the opportunity to walk out, but the Senator sat in his pew and nodded in agreement. Addressing the Iraq War, Wright thundered (that) 'Young African-American men' were dying for nothing. "The illegal war, he shouted was based on Bush lies and is being fought for oil money". There's more, but the point is that DramYou and other Liars-for-Obama are making things up out of thin air to try to excuse Obama's 20+ year membership and support of a white--hating and America--hating cult to con the white useful idiots to get their support.

Posted by: armpeg | October 6, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the wonders of magic. Modern political magic works just the same as stage illusion, massive misdirection. The significant difference is that Criss Angel, Lance Burton, et al, never killed anyone in misdirections.

Consider Iraq, not only did Osama get forgotten, but far far more important, Dubya's years-long connections to the bin ladens, especially Salem bin Laden, Osama's half brother. all gone..magic.
WD


Posted by: wisdomdude | October 6, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

There are few things in this world more ridiculous than one politician attacking the character of another. I can't think of a politician I'd trust enough to loan five bucks to.

One of my favorite quotes on politicians comes from an otherwise unremarkable movie from the '80s, Extreme Prejudice. In it, Rip Torn's character says:

"State legislature; hell, Jack! The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester."

Posted by: EnjoyEverySandwich | October 6, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

google: Rolling Stone The Make Believe Maverick Mccain.

The old man mouthing attack rhetoric is really a sad sight; Mccain reduces his image to a clumsy dried up mean old man; key word old, and ridiculous as he dodges issues.

Who Is John Mccain? Who has gotten the "pass"?

Posted by: ukeman | October 6, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

talk all you want about these lame distractions; they won't matter. All Obama needs to do is remind people of how wonderfully our economy is doing and explain the McCain healthcare scheme in plain English.

If you like what deregulation has done to our markets, you'll LOVE what deregulation will do to the health insurance industry!

Hello $700,000,000,000 hospital bills!

Posted by: birdaa | October 6, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

In response to aspergirl's vulgarity, including her rant about Mrs. Obama, may I remind her that it was McCain who dumped his first wife after serial adulteries and that it was McCain's second wife who became addicted to pain-killers (obtained through her charity) while he blissfully enjoyed the perks of the Keating 5 in DC. Several of the McCain's houses are made of glass.

Posted by: Trimmer1 | October 6, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yes, and Pat Robertson and James Dobson and Chuck Swindahl and John Hagee and Parsley are such upstanding guys, never a lie, never cheated on their wives, just perfect examples of virtue and tolerance and "christian" love. Come on AsperGirl/Dianne72, these subhuman cochroaches make the Rev Wright look downright good.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 6, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I was so depressed after Senators Obama and Biden voted in favor of the "Bailout," even in the face of such wise and experienced voices as former FDIC Chairman William Isaac and Economist James Galbraith, that I decided not to vote at all. No doubt Obama and Biden were listening to their corporate sponsors rather than the American People.

So, the Bailout is "in," and Stock Markets tank around the world. THAT's a hopeful sign.

However, two ideas turned my stomach and made me change my mind, and I decided to "hold my nose" and vote for Obama this November.

McCain will stack the U.S. Supreme Court, and my children will pay the price.

Obama is wildly popular in Western Europe, and just maybe he can recover some small modicum of our international reputation.

Listen as the Wolves On Wall Street gather for the kill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXmFADm61Rc

(and this link is only part 1)

Posted by: Babbleon | October 6, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

The Framers of the Constitution were always suspiciuos of the capacity of the people to employ dispassionate, rational judgment when it came to public policy. That's why they chose an Electoral College and initially, Senators were selected by State Legislatures. Democrats have more faith in the peoples capacity for reason. Republicans don't. The proof is that they, more than Democrats, believe that the distortions they peddle in these campaign ads will work.

Posted by: JohnY1928 | October 6, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

From John McCain:
"Sooner or later people are going to figure out that 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."

See it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsX2Gx9jl_o

Posted by: kiernanje | October 6, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

By the way, just to point this out:

William Ayers, Father Pfleger, Rev. Jeremiah Wright... these are all self-righteous, sanctimonious and destructive haters and attackers of mainstream American.

With that and his nasty wife, you gotta wonder what an A-hole Obama is in his private life that is inconsistent with the media hype. The way he treated Hlllary Clinton is certainly like an A-hole who knows how to hate and hold a grudge.

Just sayin', the guy ain't admirable, if you're not black or a repressed, Republican-hating left-winger.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I've said this for weeks now... it doesn't matter who is elected this time around. The next president will be presiding over what will be a lot like a depression. He won't be able to do much, just try to manage a lot of problems and pain.

Whomever gets elected will be presiding over bad problems that will span at least his entire four years. It will be bad and it's unlikely he will be more than a first-term president.

Early this year, when I argued that Clinton should be nominated, I said that if Obama is elected, the depression that will probably span the next few years would be known as "Obama's depression" and his presidency would be viewed as a failure.

This election really doesn't matter that much. All we are electing is a depression manager.

I proposed a while back that a good topic for The Fix would be the traits of who would be a good depression president. Who would be a better leader for a depression, McCain (budget-slasher, corruption battler) or Obama (public works, public programs)?

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I want to second the sentiments expressed by MarcMyWords:

"The entire world economy is melting down and all McCain/Palin care about is trying to blame Obama for something that happened when he was 8 years old."

"How much more out of touch can you get?The entire world economy is melting down and all McCain/Palin care about is trying to blame Obama for something that happened when he was 8 years old."

"How much more out of touch can you get?"

I would like add that the Ayer thing is an old story tried and failed in the Democratic Primaries earlier this year. This smear is nothing but character assassination and guilt by association.
Both indicate that McCain and his advisors are morally bankrupt.

I wonder why the The Fix avoids describing these smear attacks from McCain as character assassination etc?

Posted by: pbarnett52 | October 6, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

How much more out of touch can you get?

Posted by: MarcMyWords


As out of touch as you it seems. It is not the act that is an issue, although messiah would like to make it so. It is that Obama runs in very leftists anti-american circles. He has tried to hide these friends, and the press has cooperated. he has tried to hide his school records - the press has cooperated. he has tried to hide his accomplishments, no wait, there were none to hide.

Posted by: king_of_zouk

--I guess you could be so out of touch that bringing yourself up by your BOOTSTRAPS and graduating at top of your class at one of the most prestigious Universities in the world is no longer an accomplishment.

Face it this guy has a story to tell and it's one lock step with 95% of Americans....the dream of working your way up and succeeding.

We've had enough silver spoon leaders to choke an economy.

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 6, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Ayers, soooooooo irrelevant, but so is Palin. The most dishonest and damaging people to this country have been George W Bush and Dick Cheney in concert with those dishonest, incompetent and oh so loyal Republicans. Fight to send billions to Iraq and get their milllionaire buddies more money to trickle down to the average Ameican who is whining. Phil Gramm, a face to the Republican philosophy. The Republicans and their ideology have done more damage to this country than a hundred Ayers's. Bush, Cheney, and now McCain the real threat. Palin, in the mold of Harriet Meirers, a classic Republican incompetent.

Posted by: MikeQ2 | October 6, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Who cares? I want to hear about the economy, foreign policy, health care plans! Tell me how you are going to change the lives of me and my family! This Willie-Hortoning of Obama is just more proof that the McCain campaign has nothing of substance to say!

Posted by: blithe | October 6, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Fine if you hold Obama to his nutcase Chicago friends as long as you hold McCain to Phil Gramm.

Posted by: bantred | October 6, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Palin is praised for all these things Michelle Obama was lambasted for....

Posted by: osmiljan | October 6, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

By going negative....again, McCain has proved to America that he has lost on the issues (economy, healthcare, Iraq/Afganistan etc) and all he's got left to offer Americans between now and Nov 4th are his and Caribou Barbies lies and distortions.


Judgement:
Barack Obama chose as his running mate Joe Biden. John McCain chose as his running mate Sarah Pailin. John McCain's campaign is erratically bouncing from one crisis to the next. Barack Obama's organization is running with precision, effectiveness that has never before been seen in a Presidential campaign. In contrast McCain's organization (excuse the oxymoron) has been a slow motion train wreck. "High drama" would be the best way to describe McCain's out of control campaign.
Obama is cool in a crisis. McCain has a hair trigger temper and he makes seat of the pant's decisions (Palin).


Honesty:
Barack Obama is probably the most transparent politician to arrive on the scene in the last 200 years. He has written two best selling biographies. Note here: Obama wrote his books himself. McCain used a ghost writer. Obama has already survived the scrutiny of a protracted primary campaign against one of the most powerful political organizations ever. John McCain hides his medical records, his wife's tax returns and continually distorts his voting record.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c
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Personal Ties:

There are no personal ties that Obama has that have not been scrutinized and responded to (thank you Hillary!) Most of them are foolish anyway. McCain's personal ties are still a ticking time bomb. Phil Graham and the architects of this mess of an economy we find ourselves in. They are McCain's "personal ties" not Obama's.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioy90nF2anI
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But more than all that, going NEGATIVE will no longer work. America has seen the "leaders" brought to us by Atwater and Rove and their NEGATIVE campaigns and they are are SICK of it. America is HUNGRY for positive leaders and see that possibility with Barack Obama. All the Mud and Smears that McCain and his cronies are going to throw at Obama will in the old schoolyard saying ... Bounce off Obama and take McCain down.


McCain might want to take a good hard look in the mirror before he brings up: Judgement, Honesty and Personal Ties.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

But, being born into privilege, and acting privileged one's whole life (favorite word: "c*nt" and "nucular") is so very American, while working one's way up from welfare, single-parent home as a minority is so friggin unAmerican that it makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: osmiljan | October 6, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

What does "leftist" mean? Anti-American?

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint.

When I ask why the poor have no food, they me a communist."

Posted by: osmiljan | October 6, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Actor Jon Voight Was On Fox Last Night, He went nuts on Obama. Assuses him of all kinds of Crazy things. Watch his crazy rant at http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

According to a new Poll, McCain/Palin is not the most desirable republican ticket, Huckabee/Palin would be the most desirable GOP ticket See Poll results at
http://www.mccanes.com/watchdebatevp.html

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

How much more out of touch can you get?

Posted by: MarcMyWords


As out of touch as you it seems. It is not the act that is an issue, although messiah would like to make it so. It is that Obama runs in very leftists anti-american circles. He has tried to hide these friends, and the press has cooperated. he has tried to hide his school records - the press has cooperated. he has tried to hide his accomplishments, no wait, there were none to hide.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

yes you do have to be almost as old as Ayers to remember the Keating 5, but McCain was up to his eyeballs in it (and only comparatively less guilty than the other 4). McCain took Keating's money to start his career and keep it going, Cindy invested in his S&L and other holdings, and McCain personally used his office to see if the regulators might back off what turned out to be a major swindle by Keating that led to a huge mess with lots of people hurt. Keating and McCain were real pals, and McCain actually helped him.

compare that with Ayers: you get appointed to a conservative board with a 60 year old education professor, and that's the basis for a charge that you pal around with terrorists, because this 60 year old was a Vietnam era protestor when you were 8 years old in a group that set off some explosives that didn't do any damage, and for which he was never charged with anything.

And of course you denounce what he did when you were 8, and you haven't seen him at all in 3 years, and he hasn't been a terrorist since McCAin was a POW even if he has no regrets for having been one.

Palin did more than that, she said that Obama thought the US was so imperfect that he saw the need to pal around with terrorists. That makes a causal link that he sees terrorism as a way to correct those imperfections (what else can it mean to say that he pals around with terrorists BECAUSE he sees the US as imperfect?) and of course she wants you to think muslim terrorists, not Medicare age Vietnam War protestors.

might as well just quit pussyfooting around and say that Obama supports terrorism as a change strategy and get it over with.

Palin has joined McCain (Obama wants to teach safe sex in kindergarten) in the gutter. They are perfect for each other. Both slime.

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 6, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

MerrillFrank, quoting those well-known radical leftist publications buys you no credibility. You might as well have 'lefty loonie' tattooed on your forehead.

MiBrooks27, google ACORN Housing Obama and ACORN Obama to see who you should be divorcing. Over a million hits and exploding; let's see if the MSM picks it up.

Posted by: RUBY2 | October 6, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

We'll Mccain/Palin have prooved that they are not change candidates or reformers. How can you be for change when you actulally devoted to smear campaigns. Its a big mistake for Palin to use her Fresh, New Image as a reformer to become an controversial attack dog practicing the old politics. I think most people would have wanted Palin at the top of the ticket instead of Mccain but now that Palin is tarnishing her reformer image with slash and burn politics instead of reform and cleaning up Washington they can't run as reformers anymore. Therefore thanks to Mccain Obama can kill 2 birds with one stone. Like Obama said the Mccain Camp is, "OUT OF TOUCH, OUT OF IDEAS, AND OUT OF TIME."

Posted by: amosdefnails | October 6, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The entire world economy is melting down and all McCain/Palin care about is trying to blame Obama for something that happened when he was 8 years old.

How much more out of touch can you get?

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 6, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"King of Zouk, are you really trying to blame the failures of deregulation on the Democrats?..."

Posted by: edlharris | October 6, 2008 2:26 PM

The subprime mortgage mandates were forced on the banking industry by Democrats, in the name of correcting racial discrimination in housing lending. They accused banks of not lending to bad borrowers in risky loans out to racism, not good lending practices. During the Clinton Administration, Democrats forced the lending standards to be lower across the industry as a whole. Also, the banking deregulation that is relevant to our current problems took place during the Clinton Administration, too. And since then, the Democrats have blocked reform, investigation and regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two main packagers and sellers of subprime mortgage-backed securities.

The Republicans have a lot to answer for, including Bush's negligent SEC and Justice Department.

But this is from start to finish, a Democrat-driven mess.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I have just been to the new site on "Keating Economics" and am truly stunned. There is a mountain of (very) public evidence on the record of a deep, serious scandal. This is not having some partisan fun by twisting around a volunteer board promoting worthy educational initiatives on which a wide variety of Chicago public figures served (that's the suspected "palling around with terrorists" that McCain's running mate stupidly referred to -- both Obama and Ayers, along with lots of other people, were members of that board).

This is a much deeper, more serious, and more detailed matter, stretching over a much longer period of time, that led to criminal sentences, congressional hearings, documentary evidence, and on and on.

I highly recommend the site, which includes many factual sources and public documents, including facsimiles of all of McCain's letters on behalf of this financial criminal, Charles Keating. More important, the 13-minute movie includes a narration, in detail, by one of the actual regulators that McCain and the other senators unethically pressured to keep off of Keating. He is still passionate about being muzzled by McCain all these years later. He points out that Keating's savings and loan stayed open another two years, giving it time to commit far more fraud, as a direct result of the senators' intervention.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | October 6, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

The Mccain brought this association business up because he has no clue on how to solve the problems were facing in today in our economy. I think Obama is right for bringing up the Keating 5 scandal. Besides it does have something to with the bailout were facing now and deregulation which both has something to do with Mccain. I don't what Ayers or Rev. Wright have to do with either. Besides, Mccain/Palin have made a big mistake because their supposed to be the reformers going to clean up Washington of corruption and greedy Ceo's. Instead of going after the corrupt Ceo's their going after Rev. wright and Ayers which have nothing to do with Washington or the bailout on Wall St. Using Palin to become the controversial attack dog is a bigger mistake. Palin is the new, Reformer and she's practicing the old slash and burn smear campaign politics so their message doesn't match the image their projecting nor does their actions reflect that image. Thats the Mccain/Palin ticket biggest problem they don't have a message of hope, excitment anymore and Palin was the excitement now she just a New poltical figure practicing the old politics which makes her more of the same. Obama was right, The Mccain camp is, "OUT OF TOUCH, OUT OF IDEAS, AND OUT OF TIME."

Posted by: amosdefnails | October 6, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

While McCain has flashbacks and searchs for the illusive old VW Microbus with Bill Ayers behind the wheel along with members of the Weather Underground thus ending up in a wild goose chase he ignores his own terror ties.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/02/mccain-fundraiser-oversaw_n_110354.html

As well as Charlie Black and his lobbying efforts on behalf of some of the most reprehensible dictators in the world. http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/332544

Not to mention a few old terrorists who happen to be part of a key Republican constituency hiding out in Miami drinking Cuba Libre’s
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/25/195811/157/570/575062

Posted by: MerrillFrank | October 6, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

King of Zouk, are you really trying to blame the failures of deregulation on the Democrats? If I remember correctly, it was the sainted Ronald Reagan who pushed for systematic deregulation, and Sen. Phil Gramm (McCain's buddy) who hammered nails in the coffin of government oversight.

Deregulation was started back in the 70s by the neo-liberals. (Never trust a neo fool)
see http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn09202008.html

Posted by: edlharris | October 6, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

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

McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.
Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud in both state and federal court after his Lincoln Savings & Loan collapsed, costing the taxpayers $3.4 billion. His convictions were overturned on technicalities; for example, the federal conviction was overturned because jurors had heard about his state conviction, and his state charges because Judge Lance Ito (yes, that judge) screwed up jury instructions. Neither court cleared him, and he faces new trials in both courts.)

Though he was not convicted of anything, McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."


Here's some more mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

mark -in austin - I think that an Obama presidency in tandem with Pelosi and Reid in congress is not what you can call panic . It is actual abject fear of real consequences. remember what happened last time the Libs were in charge. It took two years for them to be booted out of congress and the Gingrich revolution to take hold. the time before that was the worst president in history, surrenduring to Iran, hollowing out the military, ruining the economy, etc. sounds eerily similar to the ideas of THE ONE.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

King of Zouk said...
...the Obama admin will spell certain doom.
Imagine raising taxes and spending like crazy next year.

OK, you blame Obama fear for our economy tanking. Hmmmm...What about the Irish economy that was featured in the WAPO today? That article blamed easy credit and hyperinflated property values that couldn't be sustained against a backdrop of lax regulation.

Maybe Barak scared the leprechan and he hid his pot of gold. You GOP trolls will say damn near anything.


Posted by: willandjansdad1 | October 6, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

My previous post was rife with typos. Apologies to all....

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 6, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

AspeGirl, I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your reply. But did you know that somehow there is now a $45T -$60T worldwide float of derivatives when there was only about a $1T float ten years ago? did you know that the mortgage backed securities are a mere small fraction of the derivatives out there and that more of them are actually backed by expected [wait for this] credit card cash flow? Honestly, this has been a "perfect storm" of calamitous errors building one atop another and fueled by the nonsensical pipedream of endless expansion.

I really mean it when I write that I do not think even the financial modelers and their computers have a clue. Yet, if the panic subsides, most of these debt instruments will actually pay off, and if the panic does not subside the whole industrial world looks like Japan in the 90s.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 6, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Only 29 more days of king_of_zouk posting and then people can begin climb out of their bunkers to attempt adult conversation.

Well we'll have to see how soon until Palin kicks off her intention to run in 1012. The day after I'm sure we'll begin receiving more education tips from the king of party before country.

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 6, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

dbitt - learn something about facts before you drool all over campaign points.

the facts are that the Liberal congress required banks to lend to people who had no business getting loans. Much like the Dem party is now intent on electing someone who has no business running anything. qualifications are not an issue or cencern with Dems. when Mccain pointed this out and tried to reign in the problem, it was blocked by the pocket lining Libs Clinton, dodd and you guessed it - the messiah. now, as payback he has the criminals as his close housing advisors.

If centuries of bank procedures about lending would not have been trampled by Libs, we would not be in this mess. in other words, if the market would have been allowed to function and not been "liberalized" for social policy experiments.

now we are to beleive that the idiots who caused this will spend your money properly to fix it. more like reward the ones who do the best cover up.

guess what the result of President Obama's investigation of Senator Obama will yeild? yep - greed, avarice, corruption, waste and abuse are to blame. but not his, the other guys.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama's interaction with William Ayers on the Chicago Annenberg Project has some interesting connections. Obama was recruited to chair the board of that school reform organization funded and established by the Annenberg Foundation It was then that Obama met Ayers. Ayers was a 60's radical that is now active in education reform. The CAP was a project of the Annenberg Foundation.

Who was Walter Annenberg, this despicable funder of domestic terrorists?

Annenberg was a Nixon supporter. Annenberg introduced President Reagan to British Prime Minister Thatcher, and the Reagans often celebrated New Years with the Annenbergs. Leonore Annenberg was named by President Ronald Reagan as the State Department's Chief of Protocol as well. Annenberg was a life-long Republican.

So by McCain's logic...Reagan palled around with a guy that funds "America hating" terrorists.

I wish we had known then what we know now.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | October 6, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"Voters tend to recoil at what they believe to be negative personal attacks in politics, no matter how much truth the attacks may have. For that reason, candidates are always wary about using their campaign ads to drive home personal hits for fear that the public reaction could rebound against them."

I see statements like this all the time in the media, and I just don't think that they are, unfortunately, true. Can a single instance be found to suggest that negative campaigning rebounded to do more harm than good for the perpetrator?

Posted by: stumpff | October 6, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Actually mikeb - if you tune your tin foil hat to the other station you will discover that the market functions very well without government interference. the whole cause of this meltdown was ignoring that in the first place. Imagine having the Liberals in government demanding that home loans be given to anyone, regardless of quals. what did those ninkompoops think would happen?

Now we have the market functioning as expected. the sudden drop is the result of traders and investors pricing in the possibility that Obama will lead the likes of Pelosi and reid to economic ruin. you see the market is forward looking and has realized that the expansion and good times of the bush admin is coming to an end. the Pelosi congress put a dent in it, but the Obama admin will spell certain doom.

Imagine raising taxes and spending like crazy next year.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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This is beyond stupid.
King of Zouk, are you really trying to blame the failures of deregulation on the Democrats? If I remember correctly, it was the sainted Ronald Reagan who pushed for systematic deregulation, and Sen. Phil Gramm (McCain's buddy) who hammered nails in the coffin of government oversight.
The free market only works when it is bounded by rules and regulations; otherwise it is anarchy. We are seeing the collapse of that house of cards, built upon the delusions of free marketeers over the past near-30 years, and will pass this legacy of failure to our grandchildren.
Please do everyone on the board a favor and learn something about the subject before you spout off with a partisan cheap shot.
DB

Posted by: dbitt | October 6, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"World wide panic in credit markets will pass; the question is will it pass in a week or in, perhaps, six months. Sooner would be better...."

"And strangely, the dollar is up against the Euro and the Russian Stock Market is closed again."

Posted by: mark_in_austin

No, the credit markets seizure isn't going to pass. The thing that fed the inflating asset bubble here, is that there were many buyers of U.S. assets. That was due to our dollars flowing back to us from our spending due to our foreign oil dependence and manufactured goods trade deficit with countries like China. When the U.S. started to have these problems last year, that flow of foreign investment dollars into our assets stopped. Foreign investors are hoarding their dollars because there is no good place to invest right now. It only made it worse when the U.S. assumed a massive debt to bail out Wall Street, which will harm our economy even more as well as devalue the dollar. What this means is there are no real foreign investors in U.S. assets because there is a double-negative: falling asset values and a falling dollar. No one wants to lend against falling assets in a dollar that is falling faster than the rate of inflation.

Would you want to lend someone $20K to buy a car that is falling in value faster than typical, with a 7 percent interest rate loan when the rate of real inflation is more than 10 percent?

The whole Wall Street bailout deal, including the arguments that by bailing these banks and hedge funds out we will give them a lot of money that they will turn around and start lending with, was a load of horse hockey. People aren't avoiding credit backed securities because of lack of cash.

The American people have just been royally ripped off by this Wall Street bailout package, and the people who understand this (including the Republicans in Congress who opposed it) were in the minority and were being bullied and berated for opposing it. But now that the financiers and the politicians they own muscled their bailout into law, the reality is starting to sink in to more and more people that they were sold a bunch of lies and taken for a ride.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I'll start taking Palin seriously when she proves that she can do something more than use a teleprompter and read note cards....maybe do something like, I don't know.....give a PRESS CONFERENCE!


Since the McCain campaign settled on the strategy of keeping Sarah Palin from any member of the media not safely in the back pocket of the Republican Party, they have only let her speak to carefully chosen people. And today's recipient of the crying-for-Palin award goes to William Kristol of the New York Times. Kristol's mission? To assist in the McCain campaign's strategy to swift boat Barack Obama.


It seems that Kristol just happened to chat with Sarah Palin on the phone and gosh, you betcha that she thinks saying that Obama "pals around with terrorists" is fair game, never mind that it's not true. And never mind that Palin herself has a very personal association with the America-hating Alaska Secessionist Party (AIP)
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http://mediamatters.org/items/200809030019
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...a group whose founder damned America and cursed the flag, and was later murdered in a "plastic explosives sale gone bad." But instead of asking about that, Kristol wondered if Jeremiah Wright should be an issue. Well, you betcha. Palin told Kristol:

"I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character."


Naturally Kristol didn't mention that Obama wasn't present for the incendiary sermons by Wright, nor did he ask Palin why she didn't have the character to get up and walk out during this sermon by Thomas Muthee:


...where Muthee said:


"The second area whereby God wants us, wants to penetrate in our society is in the economic area. The Bible says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. It's high time that we have top Christian businessmen, businesswomen, bankers, you know, who are men and women of integrity running the economics of our nations. That's what we are waiting for. That's part and parcel of transformation. If you look at the -- you know -- if you look at the Israelites, that's how they work. And that's how they are, even today.
Not only did Palin not get up and leave, she joined Muthee on stage (7:10 in) so he could pray over her. And by the way, Palin later credited Muthee's prayer with helping her win the governorship of Alaska".
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4HIc-yfgM
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But Kristol wasn't interested in asking Palin about her associations with the AIP or the anti-Semitic Thomas Muthee. That wasn't his job.


Of course it should be noted that back in April, when the North Carolina Republican Party planned an ad about Wright, McCain said:

“There’s no place for that kind of campaigning, the American people don’t want it, period,” Mr. McCain told reporters on his bus this morning. He said he had not seen the ad and hoped that he wouldn’t, but that he had been given a description of it.

“I understand that it moves numbers, negative ads do all that, but that doesn’t mean it’s right,” Mr. McCain said.
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http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/nc-republicans-preview-wright-obama-ad/
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But now that McCain is losing, doing what's right doesn't matter to him because McCain is a LIAR and he always has been.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight, you libs think the guy that halted Fannie reform in the Senate - oversight lead by Mccain, btw, is the one to fix the problem?

you think the guy that spent $1M per day on earmarks, including for his wife's org, is the one to lower waste?

you think raising taxes in a ruinous economy is a good bet? that more regulation from the clowns who regulated us into this mess is good?

that the guy who thinks our troops are bombing civilains and killing babies is a good choice for CinC?

you think the guy who won't release his transcripts, his writings, his history, who has "truth squads", who wins elections by suing, who lies about his friends, lies about his accomplishments (there are none), will uphold Liberal values once in power?

We have all the honesty of the clintons with the effectiveness of Carter.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama's ties to terrorist and America--hater Bill Ayers was much more than he and his supporters are now trying to pooh-pooh as just as some guys community organizing. Not only should Obama be held to account for schoozing with Ayers for many years and having a business and campaign relationship, but he should also be held to account for his 20+ years of close assocciation with white--haters and America--haters in that church Trinity UFC that he was a member of. No one becomes a member and supporter, and stays a member and supporter for more than 20 years unless they agree with that group, church, gang, club or whatever unless they agree with the message and what was going on. This racist white--hating and America--hating church was closely aligned with Louis Farrakhan who they honored and supported, and who like Bill Ayers hates America. Barack Obama's "chickens" of supporting terrorist America--haters like Bill Ayers, racist white--haters and America--haters like Louis Farrakhan, Jerimiah Wright Jr., and a racist hate-group congregation for more than 20 years should be an issue in this campaign. What this issue is all about is that Barack Obama has supported America--hating terrorists and racist white--haters and America--haters for all of his political life of more than 20 years, and only now when he's trying to get the votes of the people and the country he once hated, has he thrown his former friends and associates under the bus, all done to get elected. The sad thing about all this is that the American Democratic Party--controlled MSM has shirked their responsibility of being the watchdog for the people by NOT holding Barack Obama to account, as they would John McCain, had he been a 20 year member of a group promoting racial hatred against blacks and hatred for America.

Posted by: armpeg | October 6, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't anyone ask Obama about Rezco a notorious slumlord and one of his his top Campaign contributors the person who's wife purchased the land next to Obamas home in Chicago a purchase that allowed Obama to acquire the VERY NICE HOUSE he now owns. Why don't they ask him why he didn't pick up the phone and call Rezco and say hey Tony you've got the people who elected me living in third world condiditons what are you going to do about it, or is Rezco someone he just knew but wasn't really friends with like Ayres. Ayres who Obama sat on a board who's very group espousing to improve the conditions of schools in Chicago but whose true mission was to radicalize the students they espoused to help.
Why doesn't anyone ask about Obama who worked as a Lawyer and trainer for Acorn, about Acorn, a radical group who espouses the teachings of Saul Alinsky who's idea was to infiltrate the Government and destroy it from within. As a lawyer he represented Acorn in a lawsuit instrumental in the forcing of banks to write bad loans.
Acorn forced banks to give risky loans to uncreditworthy people with no money down, ie no vested interest. People with no real vested interest buy property increasing the price of real estate creating the housing bubble, and while artifially inflating the value of real estate which also increased your property tax. The republicans fought over and over for more regulation and oversight, but Andrew Mozillo, Countrywide/ Raines & Johnson of Fannie Mae along with their Counterparts and reciepients of the largest campaign contributions who are supposed to work for you the people not Fannie Mae, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, in fact all the Democratic Memebers of Congress voted against it. So Fannie sells these worthless mortgages to the Stock market and now we have a Crisis. The bad loans that should not have been made are being forclosed on and those foreclosures have now driven down the value of your property. Who wins Jim Johnson/Franklin Raines who made millions from Fannie Mae & The recipients of campaign contribushions , Dodd , Obama, Frank, Angelo Mozilo owner of Countrywide who did his bailout by selling his stock before things really got bad THEY SHOULD ALL BE IN PRISON. Who are the losers, You the American Taxpayer who has to pay for the Bailout that the Dems not only rushed to push through, (Jeez they wanted to help a Lame Duck Republican President) .We can blame it on Wall Street Greed like any one who buys an investment they bought it in droves because they were led to believe it was sound and insured . And now your Retirement Fund your 401K is not worth S***, So when you open your earnings report and go to vote in Nov. remember who got you into this mess. Loosers Americant Taxpayers who elected theses idiots.

I have heard Obama described as the Manchurian Candidate I see him as a Trojan Horse.

Posted by: pmpondnp | October 6, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Haven't Fox and MSNBC made 527's redundant? Both networks present themselves as "news" networks but are little more than 24/7 spin channels for liberals/conservatives. Everything wrong with the ideology they represent is glossed over and rationalized, and everything wrong with the other side is magnified and dragged out. 527's have become a waste of money and resources; the audience they are targetting already watches those networks religiously and accepts anything they say as scripture. Sure, they throw in the occasional liberal/conservative to maintain some semblance of objectivity, but by and large they are just party mouth pieces. And the most hilarious (or tragic) part of it all is that they use each other's obvious bias to justify their own bias.

PS: If you don't believe me, watch an episode of Hannity's or Olbermann's shows (I picked those because they are the most disgustingly transparant partisan hacks) and browse through a random comments section on the Wapo, NYT or WSJ the day after. You'd be surprised at the number of comments that are almost verbatim regurgitations of party talking points spoonfed by these two clowns.

Posted by: CohtR | October 6, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"Now we have the market functioning as expected. the sudden drop is the result of traders and investors pricing in the possibility that Obama will lead the likes of Pelosi and reid to economic ruin."

That's the funniest thing I've seen all week.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 6, 2008 1:23 PM

No, this is true. There has been an historic "Obama effect" all year in which the stock market drops when Obama pulls ahead. So we are seeing 3 things happening at the same time:

(1) the stock market panics the more Obama looks inevitable, in part because Democrats are the ones whose housing and banking policies are responsible for this mess, and Obama with his redistribution of wealth ideas are least likely to be able to restore good economic health

(2) the mainstream media is hyping to the public that the Republicans are responsible for this mess that Democrats, which is false, so that the worse the stock market falls, the more the electorate punishes McCain,

and

(3) McCain is actually incompetent economically despite his experience, as is the jejeune Obama, and Congress is just plain lost as the country just got suckered into pointlessly bailing out Wall Street (which won't solve these problems, just let a bunch of financial professionals avoid bankruptcy), so the markets are worsening the more it's obvious there is no leadership and insight at the top.

What we are seeing in the markets today and in the past week is a worsening spiral of fear, dawning recognition of the deep sh** we're in, the mainstream media pumping out misinformation and obtuse stories trying to push the Democratic candidate and encourage voters to punish Republicans and the fear that the next president of America is going to be inexperienced and/or incompetent in economic matters.

The media could do a lot to stop this spiral of ignorance, confusion and fear if it would only stop stonewalling and obfuscating the economic problems to protect the Democrats, and started running really informative stories on what caused these problems and how to stop them.

Presumably, they think that they can start covering these things more fully and honestly, including the stories about how Democrats started this mess with their subprime lending mandates and Fannie and Freddie enablers, after Obama gets elected. But then it will be too late to avoid a lot of the damage that panic in world markets cause.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

KOZ - I just love it when incompetent blow hards like yourself talk about "market economics". Of course, everyone here can tell you that I constructed the mathematical model more than two years ago and have been publishing updates and predictions from it over that entire span of time and it hasn't been wrong even once. You are an idiot if you believe you and you Republican fanatasies can survive this. Actually, you and your fanatical doctrines are a threat to this country, to the world, and to us as individuals. In that, I think you and all who think like you are criminally liable. Now, the world is holding the United States responible for the collapse of their banking and credit systems, and their industrial infrastruture. I think they are quite correct, too. Wall Street and Neoconservartives, in general, are nothing mroe than a criminal syndicate, every member of which deserves to be imprisoned as we imprisoned members of the Nazi SS as war criminals. Before all is said and done, let me assure you, that WILL be the case. The model does, in fact, predict precisely that. Unfortunately, like termites eating at the walls of a home, like polio crippling a body, like AIDS killing or any of a multitude of parasites, you have already done your damage. In the end, you will claim ignorance, but we know better.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 6, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

See Actor Jon Voight, Go nuts on Obama. Assuses him of all kinds of stuff. He was on fox last night, He went into a rant http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

World wide panic in credit markets will pass; the question is will it pass in a week or in, perhaps, six months. Sooner would be better.

Meanwhile, for related reasons, demand is down. That completes the framework for a down spiral.

And strangely, the dollar is up against the Euro and the Russian Stock Market is closed again.

There was plenty of blame to go around the last 8 - 10 years, but now not only is no one taking blame, I think no one has a clue, at least in the short run. Not reassuring.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 6, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the ultimate poster child of Chicago gutter politics, he was groomed and mentored by Boss Tweed Daley, Saul Alinsky, Reverend Wright, and Bill Ayers. He has never bucked his own party on any issue, ever. To have risen to such high prominence through the Chicago political hierarchy and to have not witnessed the absolute corruption therein? Obama is either a stupid fool, turned a blind eye, in denial (not a river in Egypt) or he has, and always will be, just another lying leftist, sock puppet, mouth piece hack for his real political masters.

There is one entity in this election who is in a lose, lose, situation, the MSM.(MAINSTREAM MEDIA) After pulling out all stops and having lost all pretense of objectivity in their unabashed push for Obama. If McCain wins, it will show the media have lost their power. If Obama wins, he will bring confusion, strife and ruin upon us all, and the media will stand undeniably proven to have been the very ones who championed, fostered and installed him upon America.

Posted by: blevins20061 | October 6, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"Now we have the market functioning as expected. the sudden drop is the result of traders and investors pricing in the possibility that Obama will lead the likes of Pelosi and reid to economic ruin."


That's the funniest thing I've seen all week.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 6, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

This economic crisis has the potential to mostly hurt those 55 and older with homes, IRAs, 401Ks, and the like.

These are the very same voters that Obama has had trouble reaching in the past. These dire economic times will push them into the Obama camp or risk suffering another 4 more years under McBush.

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 6, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

This November we need to vote on the most important election in history....

And we must also think that when we vote against McCaint and peeeuuu Palin, against their lies and their war made from lies....

They hide behind not only the US Flag, but against our men and women sacrificing their lives to fight a war made from them..Bush 2 and the Repunks....

On this Veterans Day, let us remember their commitment and service to our country.

Throughout the history of our nation, brave men and women have answered the call of duty to defend our democracy and preserve our freedom..

When peeeuuu Palin is to stupid even get the name correctly on who is commanding the troops in Afganistan 4 times .....

Its McKierkan not McClennan...what a pathetic McCaint drone...!

....he was in the civil war...peeeuu Palin stinks...she is not for them she is only there to support MORE of the RNC/GOP and McCaint talking point lies..

Each November our country comes together to remember veterans who served their nation and those who paid the ultimate price to preserve our country's freedom.

Every 4 years in November we vote for those who are to protect and lead us...McCaint and peeeuuu Palin will do neither...only drive us further apart and in either the unemployment line or the welfare line

Without the brave efforts of all the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines as well as their families, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely.

Many of the veterans who return home find they must wage a new war against the bureaucracy to receive their health care and benefits....an McCaint and peeeuuu Palin are against them..

We need better VA hospitals, funding of more benefits, education for veterans to get better jobs and pay, and more assistance when they finally come home!

Although veterans make up only 11 percent of the general adult population, they represent 25 percent of the homeless population.

These examples and countless others illustrate that promises have been broken. Any instance where a veteran receives less than the best healthcare and services this country is able to provide is not only shameful – it's wrong.

So many veterans depend on improved care, and we cannot afford to let them be treated as a number instead of the heroes they truly are.

McCaint is not a hero, peeeuuu Palin is more like a hero sandwich....full of baloney...

Americans when we vote lets not vote for ourselves but for our military, our economy, our families, our lives.......

Thanks but no thanks to more of the lies from McCain/Palin that are a bridge to bring America to Nowhere, Alaska...

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 6, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

With DOW down more than 1000 pts since last week and international markets taking a hit, for the candidates not to talk about the economy is a real danger.

So please Palin keep talking about Ayers and Wright! It will only show how much McCain and Palin are out-of-touch with the NUMBER 1 ISSUE in most voters' minds, THE ECONOMY!

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 6, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I honestly do not see what the big deal over Ayres is about.
for example:
Jerry Rubin ended up on Wall Street.
Tom Hayden was a State assemblyman in california.
among others.
These guys were young and caught up in a wild era 40 years ago and grew up and settled down.
We all have a past and we all know know people with a past.
I think it's time to stop being so self righteous and this thinking of the finger pointers being as pure as the driven snow.
It's time for everyone to grow up and use some common sense and focus on the important issues like the economy and stop playing guilt by association over people who were 18, 19 years old or so over 40 years ago.
Ancient history.
I think we need to stop carrying on like this as no one is perfect or pure or doesn't have something they've done while they were young.

Posted by: vwcat | October 6, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

It's very funny that Palin uses the term 'terrorist' to describe someone in Obama's sphere when Bush/Cheney have done nothing but terrorize the world for 8 years. At this point, both sides can fling mud but it won't make any difference while the financial meltdown continues.... Voters are angry with Bush/Cheney

Posted by: RickJ | October 6, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

According to a new Poll, McCain/Palin is not the most desirable republican ticket, Huckabee/Palin would be the most desirable GOP ticket See Poll results at
http://www.mccanes.com/watchdebatevp.html

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Actually mikeb - if you tune your tin foil hat to the other station you will discover that the market functions very well without government interference. the whole cause of this meltdown was ignoring that in the first place. Imagine having the Liberals in government demanding that home loans be given to anyone, regardless of quals. what did those ninkompoops think would happen?

Now we have the market functioning as expected. the sudden drop is the result of traders and investors pricing in the possibility that Obama will lead the likes of Pelosi and reid to economic ruin. you see the market is forward looking and has realized that the expansion and good times of the bush admin is coming to an end. the Pelosi congress put a dent in it, but the Obama admin will spell certain doom.

Imagine raising taxes and spending like crazy next year.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Let us be perfectly clear that it was the McCain/Palin?Rove/Schmidt machine that decided to take the campaign into the gutter, having lost the argument on policy with the voters.

In his 2000 campaign Senator McCain begged us to judge the candidates “by the example we set, by the way we conduct our campaigns, by the way we personally practice politics.” Very well. Having done so, at this juncture of the McCain/Palin campaign all I feel is revulsion. Even were we not clearly at a time of great danger for the country, but especially now, we deserve better from our candidates.

The McCain/Palin attempt at character assassination is despicable, dishonest and dishonorable. This last desperate flailing of the McCain campaign is reminiscent — in very specific ways — of McCarthyism at its worst. I believe the American electorate is better than the McCain/Palin/Rove/Schmidt smear machine apparently do and that they will reject the cynicism that underlies this vileness.

To Senator McCain and his "attack dog with lipstick" I pose the question once posed to Senator McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

Posted by: truthtopower40 | October 6, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and boys and girls, just as I told you last week, watch out for the October 5, 6, and 7. This will will be a disaster. But, the statistical model shows there is much much worse to come. The cause is external, but is likely a move by OPEC to repeg oil prices to the Euro. Then, then the stock market will blow below 9,000 so fast your heads will spin. And all of this you get a ring side seat to watch over thew next two to three weeks. The DOW will sink below or close to 8,000 by election day and we will be in an out of control world wide downward spiral that no one WILL stop. The model predicts unemployment oevels close to 30% with inflation hitting close to that number. The only solution, the one not advocated by ANY candidates, not McCain, not Obama, no one, is to flat out end free trade, bring back tariffs on goods and services produced off shore, taxing the snot out of companies that outsource and investors that support them, ending the H1-B, L-1 and other work visas, force U.S. schools to give priority to U.S. students in prgrams necessary for our national survival - engineering, the sciences, computer programming, medicine, mathematics - and cease the globalization nonsense. No one, of course, will do anything like this. We are too wedded to those low low Wal-Mart prices. Unfortunately, the point of no return is in December or January, when it all collapses, and you get a ringside seat to World War III....for about 30 minutes. And, then, of course, you get to die.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 6, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

VA: Obama 51, McCain 39 (Suffolk-10/3-5/08)

See what I mean?

VIRGINIA: 51-39 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Macaca that!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 6, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

The more McCain piles on, the better Obama does. It just emphasizes that McCain/Palin aren't for change at all...just more Bush/Rove neativity and attendant failure.

Whereas Obama is seen as just defending himself.

This development will help only Obama.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 6, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Of course McCain is going to go negative, its all he has left. Borrow and spend fiscal policy has proven to be a disaster, so he can't talk about that. Shoot first and ask questions later foreign policy has proven to be a disaster, so he can't talk about that either. So now he's stuck with "I was against dirty campaigns before I was for them."

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 6, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"Nevertheless, Palin's negative speeches are pale in comparison to Obama's and Biden's.

Posted by: AsperGirl | "
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The distinction is that McCain attacks are based on innuendos, gross exaggerations, race, fear and character. Obama/Biden attacks are based on McCain's record.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 6, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I would hope the rejection of negative politics ("I'll trump your Ayers with a Keating Five") is based on Americans realizing that negative politics have taken us down the sewer.

Unfortunately, the decrease of negative mud-slinging is probably more about the voters being scared to death about the economy and the debt we're putting on our kids. Compared to paying bills, this inconsequential stuff becomes real inconsequential.

What bothers me most isn't that John McCain is going negative...tons of politicians do it every election...but that it's John McCain. I mean, the John McCain that had it done to him eight years ago and flatly stated he would never run that kind of campaign. Is there any politician out there who will keep his integrity even when faced with being behind in the polls?

Posted by: amaikovich | October 6, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Cindy Hensley is home wrecker.

As a Christian man, I can’t in a clear conscious vote for an adulterer and sinner. As the article delineated, John is an adulterer and his marriage with Cindy is NOT legal as he was still married to Carol.

I am sorry, but all the evangelical voters, who claim to support McCain because of his values and religion background are hypocrites or misinformed.

Posted by: JJames081 | October 6, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Why is telling the truth about Democrats always called mud slinging or attacks? will the press admit culpability if Obama wins the election and turns out to have the honesty of a clinton and the effectivesness of a carter? I presume that they will take the Barney Frank route and blame everyone else.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 6, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Risky? Dangerous? Allow me to put it in terms that, maybe, McCain and Palin, all of those hockey moms can understand. We had a marriage, a contract between us and the government all of the social institutions of this country. Now, our spouse committed adultery. Worse, he mortgaged the house and blew it all on drugs and a trip to Reno with a bimbo. He left us with the kids and the bills, with no medical insurance, no job, no money for food, and our house is about to be taken to pay off this huge gambling debt. THAT is risky. Whoring with that bimbo and her friends and carrying home god only knows what diseases and infecting us, everyone in the house. THAT IS BEYOND RISKY.

McCain, Bush, Palin, Cheney, all of those Wall Street swine, the crooks who outsourced our jobs, looted our retirement accounts, lied to us about the reason for invading another country and outfitted our sons and daughters up in cheap foreign made uniforms and sent thousands to die or be maimed, allowed Wall Street Jackals to run up the price of energy and food and medical care and pharmaceuticals and every basic necessity for life, all of those things are a breach of the marriage contract, a breach of the basic contract that gives meaning to society. Our social institutions, our country, our partnership, our marriage is broken, perhaps beyond all repair. And the McCain campaign has the gall to talk about risk and trust? WE WANT A DIVORCE!

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 6, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Also, McCain doesn't have the media doing his negative attacks and belittling parodies for him, as Obama does.

Nevertheless, Palin's negative speeches are pale in comparison to Obama's and Biden's.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Whether it's spelling "palling" or "paling", I seriously doubt that it has a "g" on the end of it if it comes from the lips of Moose-olini.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 6, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Since not much funny money is being made on Wall Street these days, the ranks of those willing to write that $10 million check have dwindled greatly. Combine that with Obama's big lead, and the prospects are that such an "investment" would be doomed to failure.

Posted by: optimyst | October 6, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

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