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"Mine, Baby, Mine"

Anita Kumar

Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin were greeted by throngs of red-clad fans at the Virginia Beach Convention Center today.

Palin, who introduced McCain, received more cheers than any other speaker, even more than country music legend Hank Williams Jr. In her 10-minute speech, Palin talked about energy independence, among other issues, touting offshore oil drilling and coal mining.

The crowd started chanting "Drill, baby, drill." But she corrected them: "It's 'Mine, baby, mine.' "

Supporters didn't seem to mind that she mispronounced the word "Norfolk" and awkwardly used the term "the" Hampton Roads.

"It's going to come right down to the wire here and it's pretty clear that the road to victory in 2008 is going to run right through the Hampton Roads," Palin said.

Williams, wearing a Washington Redskins jersey, sang several of his classics, including "All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down" and "A Country Boy Can Survive."
After speeches by Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell, U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes and U.S. Thelma Drake and a brief concert, Williams introduced John and Cindy McCain and Sarah and Todd Palin.

The McCain campaign estimated the crowd at 25,000 people, but local police and fire marshal put it closer to 12,000. The convention center holds 20,000 people.

Read McCain's speech below:

Three weeks from now, you will choose a new President. Choose well. There is much at stake.

These are hard times. Our economy is in crisis. Financial markets are collapsing. Credit is drying up. Your savings are in danger. Your retirement is at risk. Jobs are disappearing. The cost of health care, your children's college, gasoline and groceries are rising all the time with no end in sight. While your most important asset -- your home -- is losing value every day.

Americans are fighting in two wars. We face many enemies in this dangerous world, and they are waiting to see if our current troubles will permanently weaken us.

The next President won't have time to get used to the office. He won't have the luxury of studying up on the issues before he acts. He will have to act immediately. And to do that, he will need experience, courage, judgment and a bold plan of action to take this country in a new direction. We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change. The hour is late; our troubles are getting worse; our enemies watch. We have to act immediately. We have to change direction now. We have to fight.

I've been fighting for this country since I was seventeen years old, and I have the scars to prove it. If I'm elected President, I will fight to take America in a new direction from my first day in office until my last. I'm not afraid of the fight, I'm ready for it.

I'm not going to spend $700 billion dollars of your money just bailing out the Wall Street bankers and brokers who got us into this mess. I'm going to make sure we take care of the people who were devastated by the excesses of Wall Street and Washington. I'm going to spend a lot of that money to bring relief to you, and I'm not going to wait sixty days to start doing it.

I have a plan to protect the value of your home and get it rising again by buying up bad mortgages and refinancing them so if your neighbor defaults he doesn't bring down the value of your house with him.

I have a plan to let retirees and people nearing retirement keep their money in their retirement accounts longer so they can rebuild their savings.

I have a plan to rebuild the retirement savings of every worker.

I have a plan to hold the line on taxes and cut them to make America more competitive and create jobs here at home.

Raising taxes makes a bad economy much worse. Keeping taxes low creates jobs, keeps money in your hands and strengthens our economy.

The explosion of government spending over the last eight years has put us deeper in debt to foreign countries that don't have our best interests at heart. It weakened the dollar and made everything you buy more expensive.

If I'm elected President, I won't spend nearly a trillion dollars more of your money, on top of the $700 billion we just gave the Treasury Secretary, as Senator Obama proposes. Because he can't do that without raising your taxes or digging us further into debt. I'm going to make government live on a budget just like you do.

I will freeze government spending on all but the most important programs like defense, veterans care, Social Security and health care until we scrub every single government program and get rid of the ones that aren't working for the American people. And I will veto every single pork barrel bill Congresses passes.

If I'm elected President, I won't fine small businesses and families with children, as Senator Obama proposes, to force them into a new huge government run health care program, while I keep the cost of the fine a secret until I hit you with it. I will bring down the skyrocketing cost of health care with competition and choice to lower your premiums, and make it more available to more Americans. I'll make sure you can keep the same health plan if you change jobs or leave a job to stay home.

I will provide every single American family with a $5000 refundable tax credit to help them purchase insurance. Workers who already have health care insurance from their employers will keep it and have more money to cover costs. Workers who don't have health insurance can use it to find a policy anywhere in this country to meet their basic needs.

If I'm elected President, I won't raise taxes on small businesses, as Senator Obama proposes, and force them to cut jobs. I will keep small business taxes where they are, help them keep their costs low, and let them spend their earnings to create more jobs.
If I'm elected President, I won't make it harder to sell our goods overseas and kill more jobs as Senator Obama proposes. I will open new markets to goods made in America and make sure our trade is free and fair. And I'll make sure we help workers who've lost a job that won't come back find a new one that won't go away.

The last President to raise taxes and restrict trade in a bad economy as Senator Obama proposes was Herbert Hoover. That didn't turn out too well. They say those who don't learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Well, my friends, I know my history lessons, and I sure won't make the mistakes Senator Obama will.

If I'm elected President, we're going to stop sending $700 billion to countries that don't like us very much. I won't argue to delay drilling for more oil and gas and building new nuclear power plants in America, as Senator Obama does. We will start new drilling now. We will invest in all energy alternatives -- nuclear, wind, solar, and tide. We will encourage the manufacture of hybrid, flex fuel and electric automobiles. We will invest in clean coal technology. We will lower the cost of energy within months, and we will create millions of new jobs.

Let me give you the state of the race today. We have 22 days to go. We're 6 points down. The national media has written us off. Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we've got them just where we want them.

What America needs in this hour is a fighter; someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people. I come from a long line of McCains who believed that to love America is to fight for her. I have fought for you most of my life. There are other ways to love this country, but I've never been the kind to do it from the sidelines.

I know you're worried. America is a great country, but we are at a moment of national crisis that will determine our future. Will we continue to lead the world's economies or will we be overtaken? Will the world become safer or more dangerous? Will our military remain the strongest in the world? Will our children and grandchildren's future be brighter than ours?

My answer to you is yes. Yes, we will lead. Yes, we will prosper. Yes, we will be safer. Yes, we will pass on to our children a stronger, better country. But we must be prepared to act swiftly, boldly, with courage and wisdom.

I know what fear feels like. It's a thief in the night who robs your strength.

I know what hopelessness feels like. It's an enemy who defeats your will.

I felt those things once before. I will never let them in again. I'm an American. And I choose to fight.

Don't give up hope. Be strong. Have courage. And fight.

Fight for a new direction for our country.

Fight for what's right for America.

Fight to clean up the mess of corruption, infighting and selfishness in Washington.

Fight to get our economy out of the ditch and back in the lead.

Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.

Fight for our children's future.

Fight for justice and opportunity for all.

Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.
Now, let's go win this election and get this country moving again.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 13, 2008; 5:47 PM ET
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get the facts

Posted by: dealer | October 13, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

So McCain is claiming that he did not vote for the bail out plan? That's what I read. And is a government health care program better than no health insurance at all and those people making visits to emergency rooms that they never pay for? Or the Republican plan, which is to let the riff-raff die, thereby assuring survival of the fittest? McCain is a typical Republican... claiming to be Christian, while actually going out of their way to do exactly what Jesus would NOT do.

Posted by: Sharon | October 13, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Question: "What's the difference between a KuKluxKlan rally and a McCain/Palin rally?"

Answer #1: Instead of a WARLOCK grandmaster, they have a WITCH grandmaster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI

Answer #2: Lipstick


Another question (not a joke): Can somebody tell me what the HE*L kinda church Palin belongs to?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI

Posted by: Justin McCarthy | October 13, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

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

"Fight..., fight..., fight..."

Who do you fight when you're the one making mistakes?


Posted by: Euclid | October 13, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who mispronounced the word "Norfolk" and ackwardly used the term "the" Hampton Roads is clearly not competent to be a heartbeat away from the presidency!

Posted by: obamamaniac | October 13, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

"The next President won't have time to get used to the office. He won't have the luxury of studying up on the issues before he acts."

Leave it to McCain to come up with an excuse to explain why he has so much trouble understanding the economy, who Sunnis and Shiites are, and what countries border Afghanistan.

Maybe he should study more, not less.

Posted by: JasonWisconsin | October 13, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

"The next President won't have time to get used to the office. He won't have the luxury of studying up on the issues before he acts," said Senator McCain, above.

Yes, and this is why McCain shouldn't have picked Palin to be one elderly, cancer prone heartbeat away from that high office.

"That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Helping the—it’s got to be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade—we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today—we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity."

This an exact quote of Palin's response to the question regarding whether or not the Wall Street bailout was a good idea. Saturday Night Live used the quote verbatim, apparently feeling that they couldn't improve on it for comedy. Does she sound ready for the leadership of the free world?

Posted by: Tim Dunn | October 13, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

When Senator Obama makes speeches, they are not full of lies. If McCain and his staff can't hear or see straight now, what do you think a future with them will be like. Palin has already been found to be an abuser of power. If she's VP, they will be telling us our pockets are full of money when all we can see is tissue paper filled with our tears. Something is wrong with American. Times like these I don't feel real proud. I'm extremely ashamed.

Posted by: Natalie | October 13, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

So much for Hank Junior. He's been riding on his Dad's coattails with minimum talent since the old days. Maybe he should change his name to Hank Palin, Jr.

Posted by: Jon Rosen | October 13, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a walking NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE. Do you think angry arabs or ANYBODY is going to take her seriously when Mr. Angry Troll kicks off and LEAVES HER in charge? Even though she's got a LOUD MOUTH, she'll always be a DOPE with NO respect.

Posted by: Justin McCarthy | October 13, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Exactly what is that word, ackwardly, and what does it mean. This is typical of know-it-all people. Just remember, when you slam John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are slamming at least half of your fellow Americans and while you are pointing a finger at them, four are pointing back at you. United we stand but divided we fall.

Posted by: Mary Wiedenhaupt | October 13, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin are NOT mavercks nor hero's, the are corrupt, decieving, manipulative foxes decieving an undereducated american public - the stupider americans are kept, the better for the republican's - and don't they know it!

Posted by: dane | October 13, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Your entire sentence correcting Palin's spoken error seems a bit awkward:

Supporters didn't seem to "find"(?)...

Hypocrite.

Posted by: PCH | October 13, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Let them keep rallying their base and cheering themselves. Mc Cain saying fight eighteen(18) times in one speech is now becoming a caricature of boxer who has fought past his prime. Dont tell us any more about yourself John try telling us what your plans are for us and why they are better than those of Senator Obama. You have zilch chance of getting my vote because as a decorated Iraq veteran I wont forgive you for your terrible support of our nations veterans. Visit iava.com and see what the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans grade you sir. I personally wont forget your trying to derail my education benefits in the GI Bill and then not being there to vote for it. Senator Obama has proposed and passed excellent legislation for us veterans and also co authored the GI Bill. OBAMANOS for this Vet. YES WE CAN BRING THE CHANGE WE NEED NOW!

Posted by: Jorge Ramirez SSG US ARMY | October 13, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR OSAMA

Posted by: JUNKkICKER2008 | October 13, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

If McCain won, it is because of the white racism.
If McCain lost, it is because of black racism.
If Obama won, it is because of his merit.
If Obama lost, it is because of the white racism.And they said there will be riots on the street.
So however you cut it, the black has to win this time, or else..

Posted by: Shoot | October 13, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Kumar wrote,

Supporters didn't seem to find that she mispronounced the word "Norfolk" and ackwardly used the term "the" Hampton Roads.

I wonder if she meant AWKWARDLY!!!

Posted by: HH | October 13, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

my birth state leaves a lot to be desired if they elect mccain-palin

O'biden 08

Posted by: marleyinoc | October 13, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

OK...Mary Wiedenhaupt...Please don't tell me that McCain/Palin are like me: It is detructive to the fabric of this country to run a campaign like they have at a time like this. They are putting politics 1st to the detriment of OUR great country.

Also, can you tell me what the HE*L kind of church Palin belongs to?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI

Posted by: Justin McCarthy | October 13, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain changes his direction/plans/thoughts as often as I change my clothes....DAILY...
Most amazing, he says he can do ALL of these things and has a PLAN...but it's a secret.. Tell us how, Sir?

Palin can see 'the hamptons' from where ever she is.....we all know this. What a BIMBO

Posted by: Eric Santa Fe | October 13, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Violence is the solution, that's why I'm voting McCain '08.

Posted by: Jesse | October 13, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

McCain is desperate and Palin is a disaster. race baiting, fear mongering, and character assination - guilt by association - its like Joe McCarthy never left. Please engage brains when voting, and vote Obama/Biden into office.

Posted by: steve foley | October 13, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Republican, but even I have to admit that Hillary was right to say that the chant should be "Jobs, baby, jobs!"

Unless you're instead planning on teaching your kids Chinese so that they can adapt when our country is sold off, piece by piece, to repay our debts.

McCain had a chance to get a respected economist like Romney on the ticket. He chose a "pit bull," instead and we get morons instead of Mormons.

This is the first time I've ever voted for a Democrat, but my state has early voting and my vote has already been sent in.

Posted by: Mark | October 13, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain and his people don't even know how to estimate the size of the crowd!!!

"The McCain campaign estimated the crowd at 25,000 people, but local police and fire marshal put it closer to 12,000. The convention center holds 20,000 people".

Here is a clue. If the convention center can hold 20,000 people, and half of the seats are empty, or every other seat is empty, then you have close to 10,000 people in the convention center.

McCain, Sir, how many US soldiers are in Iraq, five million? Why am I asking him, may be Palin can see the US military from per porch. So, she should be able to dot each one and get the exact count.

Posted by: David | October 13, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Is Hank Williams, Jr. really a country music legend?

But, seriously, thanks for the info.

Posted by: Charles Dow | October 13, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

wow JUNKkICKER2008, did you think of that one all by yourself?

Posted by: JUNKkICKER1908 | October 13, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

McCain is running out of gimmicks and stunts. He is such a hypocrite trying to pretend he didn't back Bush on almost everything in the last eight years. We need change.
Obama/Biden 08

Posted by: maria | October 13, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Palin is McCain's one choice that made his run for president irrelevant. I can not vote for a man who believes that the gender of the person is more important than whats on their shoulders. Palin is of average intellect and average should NEVER AGAIN lead this country. Bush is average. See what average did for us.

Posted by: TimL | October 13, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

People, don't be foolish and elect a novice to the presidency. America needs President McCain, a man of courage, honor, and integrity. He will lead us out of this wilderness of uncertainty and terror. He will give us hope and a positive direction. He will calm our fears and soothe our anxieties about the future. John McCain has the experience to guide this beautiful ship called America through the rocky waters, ultimately bringing us to tranquil seas. We need him at this hour. His wisdom, knowledge, and love for the United States will bring about a transformation and enlightenment that will benefit all of the American people. People, have faith in a better tomorrow; have faith in John McCain.

Posted by: Spencer | October 13, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

What does Obama have to offer? Words? Hopes? Dreams? Promises? About half of the Americans bought into those lines. That is how we go ourselves into this mess. We shall see how he fix our country in the next four years. Blame Bush?

Posted by: indi | October 13, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey Shoot:

hat's really cowardly about racism is the FEAR that racists have (both sides of the equation)....Take a look inside my friend and MANUP.

Posted by: Justin McCarthy | October 13, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I don't know about you but I don't like to fight. Fighting is the last bastion of the weak, not the strong. A strong leader knows that talking is better than fighting.

It shocks me that a man who has been scarred by war is so anxious for more. Does he forget that there is no glory in losing a limb or a life; only pain.

The message I hear from the McCain camp is one of fear, anger and bellicosity (is that a word?). It is the wrong message. It is the message of a loser.

It is the same Republican drivel that Bush used in the last two elections - "Be scared of foriegners. They are not as good as you. I will protect you from our enemies. I will lower your taxes. We will bring freedom to the reat of the world, by force if necessary." I think that 40% of our population must be brain-dead to accept these tired old platitudes from a tired old man.

Come on America, show us you believe in something positive. Do you really want your children to fight a war? Or do you believe that peace is a good thing? Do you really believe that taxes on the wealthy is a bad thing? Or do you believe that its time for the millionaires to pay their fair share and stop finding loopholes in our bloated tax code? Do you really believe that that foreigners are somehow inferior to Americans just because they were born somewhere else? Or do you believe in our constitution, that ALL men were created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable right?

Come on, stop cheering for the same old platitudes. Stop letting some politician convince you to be afraid and then capitalize on your fears by making the fat cats richer.

Posted by: Alan Pozner | October 13, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

OK, I read the whole thing now.

I see, you write a little bit at the beginning and kind of put your snide spin on it, then you basically reprint the speech.

Nice work if you can get it.

Posted by: Charles Dow | October 13, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Point...McCain/Palin estimated count at the Virginia Convention Center 25,000
Fire Marshall estimated count 12,000

So ...take half of everything that McCain/Palin are offering you and deduct the absolute lies that they hand feed you and that is the reality of what you may or may not get...if you put them in office..
Hey I think I have the hang of Palin sentences,,,,,,,,
You betcha!!!


Posted by: Micheli | October 13, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh yea - I would much rather elect someone with only 143 days of experience. Thats right I said 143 days.From the time he became a senator to the day he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee he logged 143 days that the senate was actually in session and working. Would you go to a doctor with only 143 days of experience? I wouldn't and neither will I vote in a President with that much experience.

Posted by: Sheri Skinner | October 13, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Could any VP be worse than Cheney on environment? Sarah Palin could be.

Vote Obama!

Daniel Patterson
Tucson Arizona
dpatterson.blogspot.com

Posted by: Daniel Patterson | October 13, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Lots of comments!

MY team is better than yours!

Hurray for our side!

I have lots of pithy comments to support my preconceived ideas!

Oh, never mind...

Posted by: Charles Dow | October 13, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Find out who the real Sarah Palin is. Go to the many website about her especially those about the Alaskan Independence Party. Alaska out of US, Baby! should be her slogan.

Posted by: Jack of all | October 13, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain will need to somehow overcome his decision to select an unqualified running mate. That's really why he's behind. It's not her fault but he's been receiving (and following) some very bad advice. I believe he'd be ahead if not for that. www.LikeSoup.com

Posted by: Jim Campbell | October 13, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Mr McCain, just how much are you expecting to gain by "freezing
government spending on all but the most important programs like defense, veterans care, Social Security and health care" when these budget categories comprise approx. 75% of the federal budget.

Defense: 21%
Social Sec. 22%
Interest on Debt: 9%
Health: 23%
Vets. less than 1%

How about a lock box on social security taxes?? You POLs have been robbing the SS surplus for years, this year to the tune of 300Billion - just to cover a portion of the yearly deficit. Social Security will be the second financial disaster... just a few short years away.

Oh yeah. And the folks making more than about 94K get essentially a free ride on the 300Billion of SS tax surplus used in 2007 to pay down the deficit.

What happened to the surplus of 8 years ago?? Don't even BEGIN to talk to me about managing FED finances.

Posted by: DaveDan | October 13, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Posted by: redneck in nyc | October 13, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Palin is not good? How about Biden? He has a big mouth and is never consistent on his "vision". History consistently proved him wrong. He knew a lot of "things", but never seemed to able to put the facts together. Even the Democrats think he is not presidential". He was told to "shut his mouth" for anything major, so that he does not cause harm or embarrassments. Obama wants to tab his "years of experience" but not necessary his "vision".

Posted by: Shoot | October 13, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mary,

Don't you mean "when you point a finger, THREE are pointing back at you?" Or do you guys have extra fingers where you live?

Just asking.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Mary Wiedenhaupt wrote: "Just remember, when you slam John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are slamming at least half of your fellow Americans and while you are pointing a finger at them, four are pointing back at you. United we stand but divided we fall."

Are you saying that half of Americans are hot-headed flip-flopping @$$holes with seven houses that lack integrity, and dumb, vindictive, selfish, incompetent, power abusing walking contradictions? I'd put that percentage at 25% based on Bush's current approval rating (which is now the lowest ever recorded in American history).

Don't get mad at us honey, you're the ones who got us into this current disaster, all the while calling us traitors and terrorist sympathizers when we questioned the logic of your president's insane policies. Divided we fall indeed, as it was your Karl Rove et. al. who divided us. And how far we have fallen.

Posted by: Terrorfied | October 13, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Did you ever realize that everything you've experienced is just from your point of view?

Maybe the other guy who's talking, or better yet, all those guys who don't need to talk, know better.

Maybe you are all just too stupid to have such strongly held opinions. Didja ever think about that? Well, maybe that's just another sign you're too stupid. Think about it. Please. For all our sakes.

Posted by: Charles Dow | October 13, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Who do you want? Let me think the one with the brains or the blubbering old fool. Duh GO OBAMA GO BIDEN 08

Posted by: joan Pa. | October 13, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Some of you bloggers should seek professional phyciatric counseling. Here is an example of what I'm talking about, "A vote for Obama is a vote for Osama! Where do you come up with this crap! Oh, I know your talking out your rear end, why do I even bother! It only shows your stupidity!

Posted by: Jack of all | October 13, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1445/pub_detail.asp

Info so explosive it could be a game changer!

Posted by: edeldoug | October 13, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

You can't put Palin in line to be President. No matter how much you don't like left policies or any of that, you just can't do it. You can't be that insane, even if you have been drinking the normal Republican kool-aid all these years. Reality actually matters, and Palin has no visible acquaintance with it.

Posted by: Nomo Stew | October 13, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

God Bless George Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Phil Graham, and all the rest of the Republicans for their devout belief in limited government and fiscal responsibility!!! Just magine the horrible mess our country would be in right now without them!!!

Posted by: Roscoe the Goose | October 13, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

For the Obama's supporters, would you please let us know a few things that the man has accomplished in the past? Attacking McCain and Palin does not make Obama more qualified.

Posted by: shoot | October 13, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Sheri,

The average length of residency for a family physician is 3 years. Barack Obama entered the senate in January 2005 (3.5 years ago); therefore, your logic doesn't hold up.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

"I wouldn't and neither will I vote in a President with that much experience"

But you will vote for a VP who could end up Pres with much less experiance. You should really try thinking for yourself instead of spewing right wing talking points. You don't make any sense.

Posted by: Michael | October 13, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

First of all Hank Williams Jr. is not a country music legend, his DAD was. This is article contributes nothing but Republican talking points. Is it that hard to have an idea about something? Maybe you should try being a hockey mom.

Posted by: Timorhy Crocker | October 13, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh so creative, when did they start are allowing 3rd graders to vote?
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A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR OSAMA

Posted by: JUNKkICKER2008 | October 13, 2008 7:24 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Ms Kumar- "ackwardly " ??? And we should believe your accusation that she "mispronounced" from you.

Posted by: ackwardly? | October 13, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a circus freak . . . zero substance.

Posted by: Peter Clemenza | October 13, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Just kidding.

Seriously, I love all you guys. Even more than Obama and McCain could if they were put together.

Just give me the power. Give me the keys to the kingdom. I'll make you all happy. I'll be your president, baby.

The first bill I submit will be one to make everybody happy. Failing that, I'll put one up to make 90% happy. OK, I'm willing to go to 51%, no lower!

Vote for me and I'll set you free!!!


Posted by: Charles Dow | October 13, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Those who said Palin is not qualify to be president. She is NOT running for president! And the one who is running for the president from the left is NOT qualify from the first day, and in case something happen to him, Biden is the worst to be a backup. The guy is a fool and a joke.

Posted by: indi | October 13, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

These aren't our only two choices.


Don't overlook 3rd, 4th and 5th parties when voting.


We will keep getting extremes if we only look at two options.

Posted by: More than 2 choices | October 13, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else here just post comments without reading anybody else's?

I'd find that REALLY irritating if I were you...

Posted by: Charles Dow | October 13, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Who do you want running our country, a man who served his country with honor, or one that pal's around with terrorists? The only reason Obama is on the ticket is because he is black.

Posted by: Tim | October 13, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Charles Dow wrote: "Did you ever realize that everything you've experienced is just from your point of view?"

::hits bong:: Dude, I think you just BLEW MY MIND!

Posted by: Terrorfied | October 13, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Not sure who I'm voting for yet, but to be honest, I really don't care who wins the election.

One thing I know for sure is that I'm not going to leave the country if McCain wins and I'm going to riot if Obama wins.

I'll support whoever our next president is because I'm a proud American.

Posted by: Jim Rodney | October 13, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

"ackwardly"? "Supporters didn't seem to find that she mispronounced..."

You went to college to learn this kind of spelling and grammer?

Posted by: John Stubler | October 13, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

How about this everyone:

- Question your fave party and POLS with the same skepticism as your non-fave POLS.

- Use the same accountability yardstick on your own party buddies, the same "yardstick" you find so easy to slam opponents transgressions.

Perhaps the principled approaches postulated above would lead us to a better state of affairs. I suggest we all take a breath and re-evaluate our own thought processes.

Haven't ALL our Washington leaders failed us?? Or just maybe we are failing OURSELVES by continuing to back this insanity in Washington.

Posted by: DaveDan | October 13, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain and Company,
About your health insurance plan: How will I contact all the insurance companies offering individual health insurance? Most of my relations either have no internet service or do not use a computer. So what will they do? Phone them up and ask about rates and coverage? Can you imagine the time it will take to research this project? I can't. Have you ever actually READ a health insurance policy through? It's mostly lawyer or medical industry speak and is pretty much impossible to know exactly what you are insured for. But you'll find out if you get sick. This is guaranteed. And if I do get sick, let's say become diabetic---do you believe that my insurance company will not increase my rates at the policy renewal time to an astronomical rate that I can't afford? Think again. How often will I have to re-negociate? Yearly? Get real. And you want to tax the benefits I now get from my employer? You say my employer's saving by not having to pay my health care benefits will make them pay me more money in my salary to stay competitive in the labor market? Get real. I think the labor market is in something of a glut at the moment. There are so many things wrong with this proposal, I can't begin to list them all. It is simply more poorly thought out campaign tripe that is not worth the breath it takes to speak it. This plan is a train wreck trying to leave the station. Hopefully it will be de-railed on election day. Fight!!? Indeed we should!!!

Posted by: ickman of Dover | October 13, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Instead, vote for a man with values who's co-workers,friends,associates, spiritual leaders & neighbors are on the FBI,CIA & Interpol watch list. That's exactly what I want to teach my children & grandchildren to do!

Posted by: Mercedes | October 13, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Isn't the single most important measure NOT being talked about here the readyness to invest in SHARES of major banks so that the government can insist on borrowing on 'main street' rather than just massaging it by way of left of field 'incentives' such as buying bad debt. Part A involves buying a crystal Part B involves buying a T*rd!!

Gordon Brown, former Bitish finance minister turned PM put a spark into the markets via the G7 meeting where he suggested this should be adopted worldwide. The Bush administration is already seeking legal advice on how to distribute this within the US, as are three massive UK-based banks.

It would be nice to see how the Presidential Candidates stand on this issue rather than the 'currently spinned' points, as this will surely affect not only most Americans, but also most 'others' as well...

Btw. I'm a UK resident.

Posted by: Dan Hall | October 13, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the question for the Palin/McCain ticket should be:

How sick is John McCain?

Read this:

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn10122008.html

Do we really want Todd and Sarah running (or should I say ruining) the country?

Posted by: Jim Dandy | October 13, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Can I have some more neo-con Kool-Aid Sarah? Please!

THE McCain Chosen One: a finger wagging, tongue-babbling, witchcraft fighting, TrooperGate dodging, Nowhere flip flopping, animal slaughtering, book banning, Putin pontificating, Drill-Baby-Drill cheerleading, earmark requesting, media manipulating, rape victim charging, choice killing, lipstick wearing pitbull who aspires to be Commander in Chief on the basis of her Alaskan National Guard "leadership" and clear, unfettered view of the soul of Putin in the Russian countryside to fix all the problems in Washington.

http://theshrillhockeymom.com


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*•. .•* *Obama/Biden* o8!! Vote4 REAL Change!!
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Posted by: Hemi | October 13, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

In 1974 I attended a bluegrass festival in Pennsylvania where Hank Williams Jr. performed accompanied by former members of his father's band the Drifting Cowboys. He did a gimicky number in which he started out playing the banjo, then dropped it to the stage as if it was a gum wrapper and then played a few bars on each band members instrument in turn, each one visibly cringing when he took their instrument. The disrespect evident in his attitude to his bandmates and their instruments at that time made me feel about him the way I have now come to feel about John McCain (who I formerly admired though I disagreed with him) and Sara Palin. I hope some bandmember "accidentally" spills a beer on them all when they are mourning their election loss in some sleazy honky tonk.

Posted by: JP | October 13, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but the First Dude will be in the Oval Office calling the shots. He spent half his time in the governor's office, sticking his nose where it didn't belong. "Sarah" had him copied on official government correspondence and let him sit in on official(closed) meetings. The Palins either have no idea about or no respect for the law.

Posted by: Malby | October 13, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign is ironic and self-contradictory. McCain said that what this country needs in a crisis is a steady hand. And then he reinvents himself and his changes his positions weekly. Palin says the report on her activities in Alaska clears her of any wrong doing. But anyone reading the report sees that it says she abused her power as governor. In other words, it is a question of honesty - she is the liar. I guess for ethically challenged Republicans, abuse of power and lying is not wrong doing. Once I thought that no Pres and VP could be worse than Bush and Cheney. No wonder Bush supports McCain/Palin - he would no longer be the worst president in U.S. history if they are elected.

Posted by: lorax2 | October 13, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

This bailout wasn't handled the way it should have. Understand, I am strapped just as much as most citizens are, but for the life of me, I don't understand the logic of the bailout.

Why doesn't the feds just seperate the commercial banks from the investment banks and put the money into the commercial banks? It would isolate the bad debts, allowing the commercial banks loan money for businesses, mortgages, credit, etc. This way the investment banks, who deal in risk (gambling in securities and such) would become loses on their own.

Investments would suffer (stocks, bonds and the like), but not the everyday basic foundation of our economy.

If anyone disagrees with this idea, now is the time to say something.

Posted by: germanguy | October 13, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

ALL THE DICTATORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE VOTING FOR OBAMA ARE YOU WITH THEM IF YES I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHIDREN YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY AND THIS COUNTRY.

Posted by: STEVE JOHNSON | October 13, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

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Why would America REWARD complete Republican failure ?

We wont.

Posted by: PulSamsara | October 13, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Tim writes:

"Who do you want running our country, a man who served his country with honor, or one that pal's around with terrorists?"

You're SO right, Tim... the only reason Obama the Terrorist wants to be President is so he can seize control of Air Force One on Inauguration Day and crash it into the Pentagon!

Y'know... the guy served with Ayers on the board of an educational foundation - the Annenberg Foundation - which got it's money from that notorious left-wing radical Walter Annenberg who, in actual fact, was a Republican billionaire publisher (back when a billion dollars was real money)and was Nixon's appointee as Ambassador to the UK. (Note to Tim - the "UK" means "England", in case you and Sarah think it's a branch of SDS.)

And as far as serving one's country with "honor" and palling around with the wrong sort of people, try Googling the name "Charles Keating" or "Keating Five".

Your hero, John McCain, was up to his eyebrows in the pocket of Keating. Hero John, and family, flew to Keating's estate in the Bahamas at Keating's expense NINE TIMES - all the while doing his best to keep Federal regulators from examining the records of Keating's Bank - Lincoln Savings.

When the crash finally came, the bailout of Lincoln Savings was the biggest Federal bailout of a financial institution of its day.

Gee... does that sound familiar? Lax government regulation... bank failures... government bailout? And everyone is so thrilled with McCain's EXPERIENCE in office??? Yeah... he's experienced in how to hold back investigations so Republican fat cats can line their pockets at taxpayer expense!

Posted by: David from Arizona | October 13, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

CLINTON IS BACKING UP OBAMA CLINTON WAS PUTTING SPERM STAINS IN MONICA LEWINSKY DRESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE THE TERRORISTS OF 911 WERE LEARNING HOW TO FLY SO THEY CAN KILLED 3,000,00 INNOCENT LIVES. ARE YOU READY TO TRUST OBAMA.WHO PALS AROUND WITH TERRORISTS.OBAMA IS ALL ABOUT SOCIALISM THATS THE CHANGE WE DONT NEED.

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

ahh, Virginia, home of redstate rednecks. you go, girl, all the way back to the 19th century...

Posted by: vaporland | October 13, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for Obama, the next President of the United States.

Posted by: Ralph | October 13, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

More for Tim, who wrote:

"Who do you want running our country, a man who served his country with honor, or one that pal's around with terrorists?"

Tim... if you'd like to pick a President by the company he keeps, then perhaps you'd be interested to learn which candidate is related to a convicted felon?

Jim Hensley, Cindy McCain's hardworking father who lived the "American Dream" of building up a major company, did so with the help of the Las Vagas mob, and one of Arizona's most famous crooks - Kemper Marley. These gangster connections led ol' Jim to do hard time in prison for "conspiracy (with his brother, Cindy's uncle)to conceal illegal distribution of whiskey against post-war rationing regulations".

After schtupping Jim's daughter, John saw a golden path, divorced the wife he was cheating on, married Cindy, and took a job at her Daddy's company touring the state for a year or 2 meeting all the politically connected folks he could meet on his father-in-law's expense account. Then he ran for office, and got elected because he was such a "hero".

Google "Jim Hensley" and "Jim Henslay Mafia" and read all about it at Wikipedia.

The only very, very, very miniscule reason that I'd like to see McCain win on Nov. 4 is that then MAYBE the scumbag will spend even less time in Arizona than he does now.


Posted by: Dave from Arizona | October 13, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Women of America Unite!
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!

Women must unite against the liberal media vicious, sexist, cruel, demeaning, contemptuous UN-AMERICAN, unfair, unprofessional, unrelenting and blatantly biased treatment against Vice President Sarah Palin and acting blatantly in favor of Barack Hussein Obama during this unprecedented historic quest for the presidency!

Barack Hussein Obama claims a mightier throne, one forged in liberal ideals of justice and equality and hope, BUT he has benefited mightily from sexism in this campaign, and has remained silent. Obama supporters seem very happy with the sexist way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by Sarah Palin, and many believe that most of the "venom" in the campaign is coming from supporters of Obama.

Women of America Unite in this defining moment in American history. To ensure we can grow up from the male dominated government that has caused many of the problems our country is facing; to a country where men and women are equal partners in governance.

Women of America Unite
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!
VOTE for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 13, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

McCain says he knows how to fix the problems...so why doesn't he tell us? Why is he holding out? Come on Johnny.."Country First"
By the way McCain, wasn't there anyone else in the big old country that you could have choosen for a running mate instead of Palin?
What the hell were you thinking John? I guess you would hire someone to run a company without really interviewing them.
Did anyone else notice that since Palin can't speak about the economy or terrorism, they have her doing the fear show about Obama. If obama was a threat to the nation the CIa, FBI or NSA would have put a stop to his run for office months ago.
Think of the country as a corporation and we are the stock holders. The 'corporation" needs new blood to odffer a fresh approach...McCain is just the same old way of doing the country's business.

Posted by: Primetv | October 13, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Dave from Arizona said:
"The only very, very, very miniscule reason that I'd like to see McCain win on Nov. 4 is that then MAYBE the scumbag will spend even less time in Arizona than he does now."

Sorry, Dave. You're just going to have to take one for the team.

Posted by: John from CA | October 13, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

If McCain won, it is because of the white racism.
If McCain lost, it is because of black racism.
If Obama won, it is because of his merit.
If Obama lost, it is because of the white racism.And they said there will be riots on the street.
So however you cut it, the black has to win this time, or else..
by: Shoot

Sounds like a lot of the usual "liberal tolerance" to me. As usually for anti-USA-ites; winning is good for more trouble and losing is bad too and most likely worst.

Posted by: patriot | October 13, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

The Fannie Mae Five: Their Campaign Contributions Spoke Louder Than Their Conscience:

http://www.sundaypaper.com/More/Archives/tabid/98/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3159/Obama-and-the-Fannie-Mae-5.aspx

Will The Fannie Mae Five Ever Face justice For Their Actions? Apparently If Obama has his way, none of them will ever face justice because he wants to make a former Fannie Mae Assistant CEO Attorney General. One Who Was Accused Of Scamming Fannie Mae Out Of Millions In Taxpayer Monies.

http://digitalartpress.wordpress.com/2008/09/17/outrage-obama-to-make-jamie-s-gorelick-attorney-general/

Posted by: Jerry | October 13, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

The plan of Gordon Brown (UK finance minister turned PM) is to buy stakes in the banks who wanted to buy (due to bad balance sheets) then install a government representive on the board, then insisit that they lend to joe public, whilst denyng/curtailing CEO bonus payouts... good plan or too 'laizes fare' for this time?

...this is already happerning in Europe with TRILLIONS of dollars of taxpayers money at stake!

What we need is the candidates ideas about this... not just a media-attention cycle about stabbing each other in the back!

Posted by: Dan Hall | October 13, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's motto: If you can't say it truthfully, say it loudly and say it often.

Posted by: Winston Smith | October 13, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

IM VOTING FOR BARRACA OBAMA BECAUSE HE PROMISED ME I CAN OPEN MY JAILS, AND HAVE ANOTHER MARIEL BOAT LIFT YOU ALL DEMOCRATS ARE SO SWEET.

Posted by: FIDEL CASTRO | October 13, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

One thing that all of you are forgetting is the context of Ayers. It was the SIXTIES and lots of people were against the war. Ayers WAS NEVER TRIED AND CONVICTED OF ANYTHING. If were really as bad as all that, don't you think he would have done jail time? As for terrorists, just what the h-e-double L do you think all of those cretins are who bomb Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, and murder doctors?

Obama has more than 143 days of experience. He was a community organizer and served in the Illinois legislature or doesn't anything before the U.S. Senate count? If McCain is so wonderful, why it is that NOT ONE of his fellow POWs are supporting him? Read the latest article about him in Rolling Stone (available on line) and see what his fellow POWs have to say about him and how he collaborated with the enemy.

As for associations, this is the most stupid argument I've ever heard. You do not vet people with whom you serve on the boards. I'm old enough to remember the '60s (Kent State, the Dem convention, etc.), but the name Ayers didn't ring any bells with me until it was used to try to discredit Obama. Since Barack was only 8, don't you think it possible that the name Ayers meant nothing to him either? He has said it was quite some time before he knew about the man's past.

If we are going to go with associations, let's try some of McCain's: Keating Five, Gordon Liddy (convicted felon), Parsley, Hagee, the Vietcong (there are photos of him embracing some of these folks), a drug addicted wife, Rove, Bush/Cheny & their killing machine. And that's just the short list.

McCain is against the Farm Bill and the Conservation Reserve Program. So for all of your farm folk and hunters out there, voting for McCain will be cutting off your nose to spit your face.

Remember: Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor. Now I'm off to my new job: I can see the moon, so I'm now qualified to be an astronaut!

Posted by: catpurrson | October 13, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing just how many political stories on the web are peppered with stupid user comments now. It's pointless to argue on the internet, haven't you morons on either side learned that yet?

Posted by: notrolls | October 13, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Look no further than the troglodytic, isolationist Republican answer to any problem, and it invariably seek the easiest, cheapest, and most accessible means of realizing short-term gains.

It's called intellect, and you possess it too.

INNOVATE, BABY, INNOVATE.

Posted by: cbmtrx | October 13, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

To catpurrson, who remembers the '60s -

Being from the same era, I ask you: Doesn't McCain's claim that he knows how to solve the economic crisis - but he isn't going to tell us until he's in the Oval Office - ring a bell with you?

Kind of like Nixon's "Secret Plan" to end the Viet Nam war - which he also said he wouldn't disclose until after the election, no?

Geeeeez, it worked for Nixon, so I guess that McCain, who ALWAYS puts "country" before "self" (gag, vomit, puke), figures it will work for him.

After all, regardless of what McCain says about victory in Iraq, he's STILL fighting the Viet Nam war!

BTW catpurrson, are we really to believe you when you write about the '60s? After all, I think David Crosby was right when he said "If you remember the '60s, you weren't there." lol

Posted by: Jim Jenkins | October 13, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow!! His age is beginning to catch up with him.

Posted by: Jon Petersen | October 13, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Let's talk about experience. I think a good measure of how one will perform in the White House is how one handles one's campaign. Both Presidential campaigns are over a year old. One lurching hither and yon, between vitriol and confusion. The other a disciplined unit, well run and on topic. The Obama campaign was able to best the Clinton campaign for these very reasons, and the McCain campaign is making the same mistakes and will ultimately end up in the same place.

Posted by: Winston Smith | October 13, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

The testes of Jim Jenkins to talk about not talking about something. Obama has said nothing for over a year and a half. Why? The same reason he voted present more than he voted yes or no. He has no fortitude. He is about himself. He is not about his country. So, go on. Should he win. I will smile while we all go down the tubes together. Because, economics and intelligence guarantee that outcome.

Posted by: lkirk | October 13, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

So Sad.

It Didn't have to be this way.

Palin is Bush in a Skirt - so he can't really blast bush without blasting himself.

Posted by: Frita | October 13, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Does McCain have alzheimer's? He's been corrected time and again about Obama's healthcare plan. Yet he still spews those filthy lies! Is he a liar or can he just honestly not remember?

Posted by: charlie | October 13, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Spencer said:
"...John McCain has the experience to guide this beautiful ship called America through the rocky waters, ultimately bringing us to tranquil seas..."
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Hey Spencer, bist du a meshuggeh?

Posted by: Sam | October 13, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Crybaby socialist racist Democrats at it AGAIN!!!

Posted by: TS | October 13, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey lkirk, if you think that Obama has said nothing for a year and a half, you simply haven't been listening.

And as far as "going down the tubes" is concerned, look how far Bush and the Republicans have taken us in a mere 8 years. There's little room left for Obama to take us down any further.

Posted by: Jim Jenkins | October 13, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

More meaningless conjecture to fire up the VA rednecks.

Posted by: Virginia Voter | October 13, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

God help us. I know 4th graders who can write more coherent and cogent comments than this. John McCain really DOES attract the stupider supporters.

WHY ARE WE FORCED TO CHOOSE OBAMA OR MCCAIN?
WE ARE NOT. WE ARE BRAINWASHED. WE DO NOT HAVE TO VOTE FOR EITHER OF THESE TWO IMPERFECT CANDIDATES. As for me I am voting for someone who actually makes some sense. Bob Barr '08.

Posted by: Shane S | October 13, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

this speech shows why sarah palin will be president in 2012. she is great, she is beautiful, she is dynamic, she is smart. she makes no mistakes, and she fires up crowds!

Posted by: steve snapper jones | October 13, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the liberals are freaking out now that Obama is losing his lead.

Today's Reuters poll shows that McCain is only 4 points behind with a 7 point margin of error.

In other words... by the time you read this McCain is ahead. There are simply not enough liberal democrats in the country to win the election. That is something liberals will have to deal with.

Scream racism... riot in the streets if you want. And you'll be tazed and locked up like the wild beasts you present yourself as here.

Reality hurts huh?

Posted by: Steve | October 13, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

The bottom line is Mr. Obama will do two things - especially if he has a Democratic Congress - raise taxes and expand entitlement programs. Neither of these things will be good for our ecconomy. I also wonder who he will take advice from as he is so inexperienced - Bill Ayres, Pastor Wright, the brillant Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed, Christopher Dodd, Franklin Raines - what a great cast of characters!

Posted by: Lady M | October 13, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Ms. Kumar, we did notice she mispronounced "Norfolk." If you ever speak before a crowd of tens of thousands of people, we'll be sure to count your verbal errors.

Ah, but we don't have to wait for that to happen:

You wrote:

"Supporters didn't seem to find that she mispronounced the word "Norfolk" and ackwardly used the term "the" Hampton Roads."

Did you mean to say, "Supporters didn't seem to MIND...?"

Please take a moment to proofread the following sentence for a grammatical error:

"In a 10-minute speech, she talked about energy independence, among other issues, touting offshore oil drilling and mining coal."

Then we have the very "awkward phrase":

"After speeches by Attorney General Robert R. McDonnell, U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes and U.S. Thelma Drake and a brief concert, Williams introduced John and Cindy McCain and Sarah and Todd Palin."

Do you have a conjuction fetish?

Can you find the multiple errors in grammar and punctuation in this paragraph?

"When the crowd started chanting 'Drill, baby, drill.' She corrected them 'It's mine, baby, mine too.'"

You've made numerous grammar and punctuation errors in one article, and you have the audacity to raise an issue of Sarah Palin's mispronunciation of one word and a mistatement of another term in a half-hour speech in front of a large crowd. I expect much better from a University of Virginia graduate who has been a journalist for over 10 years.

I'm not defending the McCain campaign's crowd-counting abilities, but the SEATED capacity of the Virginia Beach Convention Center is 20,000. Were you there to see how many people were standing or sitting in the aisle? Does the Fire Marshall have a dog in this race, or did you just accept his count at face value?

We now see the true quality of your education. We also know on which side your bread is buttered.

Posted by: POWinCA | October 13, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Interesting reading. If even a quarter of it is true, and I believe it is, McCain does not belong in the White House.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

Posted by: Bob | October 13, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

The wallStreet journal had a wonderful article on Obama's tax cuts. Be careful about what and whom you believe.

Or you can just go drink that Koolaid and play on a sit n spin till be all go bankrupt or are assasinated by terrorists.

Posted by: Mackintire | October 13, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Wanna know my plan to fix all of the problems with America? Want to hear a fail-safe way to end the corruption and greed and misuse of power on BOTH sides of the aisle?

Fire ALL elected officials; send them home, from the President down to the local dogcatcher, and start over. Give the average American a chance to be heard in our government. End ALL private campaign financing & lobbying and set limits on campaign spending funded equally for all candidates. All men are created equal so lets show this equality by creating a level playing field for the "common" man.

We need to get back to the vision our forefathers had for the US government and ultimately the prosperity of our great nation. That our elected officials should represent ALL citizens of our Nation. That it should be a government for the people, by the people, and OF the people.

GO USA!

Posted by: Constitutionalist | October 13, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Why should we vote for mccain/ Palin? why should we vote for a campaign that celebrates mediocrity? Do we really want an uneducated VP? I thought in this country we celebrated education; i thought we celebrated going to universities. THAT is what put the U.S. on the cutting edge of technology; that is the driving force to our economy, not Sarah Palin and her "Joe Sixpacks."
The scary thing is that McCain has a 1/3 chance of dying in office. If Palin becomes president, I think God would be making a joke.
LMAO. Peace

Posted by: asdfadfafsdf | October 13, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

How will McCain do all what he promises?

If it sounds too good to be true, it's because it is untrue. He just tosses out what Obama showed in substantiated ways and doesn't bother to show how he can actually reach these goals with his policies.

No to Mc Cain. No to Palin: wait until she starts whipping up the masses for a war on Iran! It will make Goebbels look like a beginner.

Posted by: Brigitte | October 13, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Have you ever tried to retrain an old horse? Or a husband? Or try to retrain some one in the way they shoot a gun? McCain will always be the same old politician he always was. Only gets worse with every year. This country needs a refreshing new face with new ideas to lift all of us out of this mess. So I will bank on the 143 days with good men surrounding him. I cannot believe this country would elect another Republican now after what a mess they have made out of the last 8 years. I cannot stand McCain's put on smile and his rudeness. I expect better from my President and so does the rest of the world expect it!

Posted by: Ann Knapp | October 13, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is, don't vote for McCain/Palin. If you have to lie your way through debates, and make false criticisms, then your not good enough to lead this country if you can't come with the truth.

If you plan to vote for McCain, stop and think again. All he says is he will fix this, Obama has his plans, and has already layed out his ideas.

Posted by: Donnovan | October 13, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

A vote for Obama is a vote for socialism.

Posted by: Campbell | October 13, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I doubt Obama, our exponent for "change we need," has the backbone to stand up to the Bush team during a crunch such as the bailout and I doubt Obama would have stood up against Bush about going to Iraq had he been in the
Senate then to vote. Then, there's McCain, our "maverick," preaching less government who rolled over for Bush's $750 billion bailout. McCain by falling into line with Bush in this blatant crony capitalism transformed himself into a "marionette." McCain or Obama will be our next President, probably McCain, after the GOP works gas prices down to $2-per-gallon by election day. Republicans will turn out for McCain regardless. If gas prices are still cheap come election Democrats, who had hoped for more from Obama, just won't vote. McCain will carry the election in a walk. Sterling Greenwood/Aspen

Posted by: AspenFreePress | October 13, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Manolete wrote:

"Women of America Unite
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!"

Oh, I get it. Black man mugged a white woman.

Go back to your double-wide and fry something.

Posted by: SarahHusseinPalin | October 13, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

riots are for losers remember the 60s who payed for all tha damage not the rich la riots when you tear up the citys you tear down your own home and you drive the buisness away im not voting for obama but if he does win then he was elected then im ok with that im not going to burn a house or beat somone if mccain loses

Posted by: wtobias | October 13, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Do any of these libs that are posting have actual jobs? Or are they being good Dems and sucking off the government teat? These libs always want something for nothing.
The truth of the matter is, there's only 1 of these candidates that I have no question about his patriotism. He's never givin me 1 reason to question it.
There is another candiate that I have to seriously question. He's 'The One' that HAS been enrolled in a muslim school, HAS gone to mosque with his step father frequently, and over half of his relatives are muslim.
He's also 'The One' with very questionable associations.
I don't like the nagging doubt, so I may as well go with The Real One, the 1 I don't have to question. 'The Real One' that will do whats best for me and my country. 'The Real One' with the real track record for change and working across party lines.
At least i'll be able to sleep at night knowing I did what was right and good for us all.

Posted by: Bobo4bush | October 13, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I have conceded to McCain

Posted by: Obama | October 13, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

stupid baby stupid.
wink wink. bullwinkle.
Mccain has decided that he is a lost cause unless he can fool you into voting for him.
Most republicans who dont know their own issues will sit around and say "Obama is an Arab, and we will be housing terrorists in the White House."
Stupid is as stupid does.
Lets throw the bums out and let the future generation take it's rightful place in governing; it's their future.
If you are part of the problem get the he-- out the way.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey Manolete: Your hysterical rant about sexism on the campaign trail is ironic considering your name.

Side note to Dave from Arizona: I think I love you.

Some might wish to investigate Senator McCain's relationship with the gambling industry and especially the curious connections he has developed and exploited with various tribes. His cards are definitely marked.

Posted by: antidope | October 13, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad to read the comments of the wise intellectuals voting for McCain. Don't join the Obama cult...get the facts. Obama has LESS EPERIENCE than PALIN... this is a FACT.

Posted by: PA | October 13, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

George Bush has been in office for nearly 8 years. The first six the
economy was fine. A little over one year ago:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) the unemployment rate was 4.5%.
4) the DOW JONES hit a record high--14,000 +
5) American's were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacations overseas, living large!...

But American's wanted 'CHANGE'! So, in 2006 they voted in a
Democratic Congress and yes--we got 'CHANGE' all right. In the PAST
YEAR:

1) Consumer confidence has plummeted ;
2) Gasoline is now over $4 a gallon & climbing!;
3) Unemployment is up to 5.5% (a 10% increase);
4) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 TRILLION DOLLARS and prices still dropping;
5) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
6) as I write, THE DOW is probing another low~~
$2.5 TRILLION DOLLARS HAS EVAPORATED FROM THEIR
STOCKS, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS!

YES, IN 2006 AMERICA VOTED FOR CHANGE...AND WE SURE GOT IT! ....
REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT HAS NO CONTROL OVER ANY OF THESE ISSUES, ONLY CONGRESS.

AND WHAT HAS CONGRESS DONE IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

NOW THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT CLAIMS HE IS GOING
TO REALLY GIVE US CHANGE ALONG WITH A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS!!!!
JUST HOW MUCH MORE 'CHANGE' DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STAND?

Posted by: California | October 13, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

This comment section seriously reflects why our country is in trouble. Obama will place you under a socialistic regime. You can't see it coming and even seem to welcome it. You allow Obama to place you under his spell and lure you in complacent to the real truth about what is going on. Germany loved Hitler and believed him when he told them lies about "change." They forgot to hold him to exactly what the change would entail. all those Jews died ... Obama has a similar plan only we will be the victims this time. Don't fall for it. Even the status quo is better than government enslavement.

Posted by: mikimoco | October 13, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

"The Wall Street bankers and brokers who got us into this mess"? It was the policies advocated by your chief adviser Phil Gramm, and accepted by you out of your complete ignorance of economics, that got us here, you dotty old coot.

Posted by: Diggy Zazz | October 13, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Republican, and a year ago at this time, I was supporting John McCain's comeback from a melt-down in his primary campaign. While I opted out in favor of Obama long ago, I continue to be surprised by the talent for malignant rhetoric Senator McCain has demonstrated as he falls further and further behind in the polls. I heard Representative Lewis' remarks, and I found nothing in them that was excessive or outrageous. I also remember the George Wallace third-party campaign, and while it was based on an obviously incendiary idea, at least Governor Wallace was honest about who he was and what he stood for.

I cannot say even that much for Senator McCain. Those who remember Richard Nixon probably also remember the sort of creepy feeling one got that there was a struggle with demons going on "in there" 24x7. As the intense pressure of this campaign has worn on John McCain, it seems to have peeled away a thin disguise and revealed inner turmoil that is down right scary, a reminder of the flaws that brought down the Nixon administration.

I hope my fellow Republicans who are still on board with him will think very carefully about their vote. One day he's the honorable statesman, the next he's seething with rage as his poll numbers continue to drop. He could still win this election, and I suspect it could be a disaster for this country if he does.

Posted by: ted in pdx | October 13, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

So
Many of these posters have DRANK THE OBAMA KOOL-AID! Truly, their brains ar not functioning properly! However, they will be the ones to reap exactly what their 'messiah' has proclaimed -just as wellas the rest of us. G*D Bless America! That is all that I can hope for.

Posted by: V. | October 13, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Coming from the UK, It was funny how the last televised presidential debate went. It promised a 'town hall format' but there was absolutley NO audience participation (ie.. reaction! applause, 'boos'.. counter-questioning BY the audience (electorate) spontaneously... as in a town hall!!

If there were a potential place the publc could meet the spin doctors in this race, it should have been here.

If any of those producers are looking at this then you should have looked at BBC's 'Question Time' for the -right- way to engage people... rather than Hollywood sponsorships! lol

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

me love macaine me love pallen them good superior people she hot in swimsuit and heels strut her stuff in alaska beauty queen pagent. them need to get obama out of way. maybe call him that one or something and say anybody he ever met is commie terror person. that fix obama good. yeah, we need republican to clean up republican mess from bush. democracy party bad me no like. dont know why but them just bad.. me rather vote old dumb macaine and hottie dumb pallen cause they not democracy party.

Posted by: D Manashevitz | October 13, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm so afraid the people of this country could be stupid and naive enough to vote for McCain and Palin. I've always been an independent and have voted both ways, but these people actually scare me. She is as we would say in the South lying white trailer trash in a silk dress and McCain lives in some kind of dream world with his multiple houses and selective morals he trots out when it suits his needs.

Posted by: imgibson | October 13, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Whether it is a blogger or the press, they always provide the excuse explaination for Obama. You never see that with a pro McCain article. It's so bias. The press has proven over the top to be Obama hookers. He is the pimp.

Posted by: NOBAMA | October 13, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Women should united and stand FOR Palin????

Why?

Are they ALL supposed to be uneducated bimbettes who don't understand that their unelected husbands aren't supposed to be involved in their jobs?

Most of the women I know who were considering voting McCain are voting for Obama now BECAUSE he chose Palin, because they actually do believe in putting country first!

Be a patriot; vote AGAINST any ticket Palin's on.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Who do you want running our country, a man who served his country with honor, or one that pal's around with terrorists? The only reason Obama is on the ticket is because he is black.

Posted by: Tim | October 13, 2008 7:56 PM

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Ill take the one that palls around with ex terrorists. At least Obama didn't blow up the Twin Towers and kill thousands of people like McCain's friend Bush. And John McCain didn't serve his country with honor. He gave up his ship, and he told them that his daddy was an Admiral. They gave Johnny boy special treatment after that. Why don't you ask him about his records that are sealed in Washington. McCain never even seen combat. He sat out the whole war doing nothing. As a matter of fact, John McCain would've been thrown out of the Military if it wasn't for his Daddy. No one is allowed to crash that many planes and keep flying.

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Posted by: Hemi | October 13, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

It's an odd but well-known fact that it's psychologically impossible for anyone from north of the Mason-Dixon line - be they Pennsylvanian, Wisconsinite, or Alaskan - to correctly pronounce "Norfolk."

Posted by: Paul | October 13, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Jews weren't the only people victimized by Nazi Germany. They went after anyone who was "different" including gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally disabled and physically deformed.

Hitler was a charismatic fear-monger whose hateful ideology inspired mass immorality. McCain is hardly charismatic, but he is certainly exploiting fear.

Posted by: Antidope | October 13, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

This has nothing to do with race. People always are ready to throw the race card at the white people any time they don't get their way.
A man that stands and promises anything and everything to get elected like Obama is someone to be feared. Change just for change is not always good. Hitler, false Messiah?
So If we elect McCain as we should we will have a battle. We will be faced with another term of liberal Democrats blocking anything or any move the President does. We will be faced with the same disrespect and distain for the President from the Democrats as before. Like spoiled school kids who didn't get their way and won't play.
It will be the same traitors that got our troops killed by bashing the USA instead of support to win with honor. The same media that gave the rest of the world bad US press coverage and empowered our enemies. Lies spread to discredit the office because of political gain. I travel the world and have friends in every place I go. We are the greatest Country in the world, we give more support and aid of anyone. Do you think they want us to fail? I support President McCain and will fight for my Country and not give it away. An ex-Democrat and ashamed of ever being one.

Posted by: Rick | October 13, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

"Mine, baby, mine!" What a fantastic slogan for Republicans! I'm a baby and it's all mine so I'm not gonna share any of it! (Especially not to provide health care for people who are sick and poor - after all, they only got that way because they're lazy and shiftless.)

Posted by: Hubert | October 13, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse


Those who said Palin is not qualify to be president. She is NOT running for president! And the one who is running for the president from the left is NOT qualify from the first day, and in case something happen to him, Biden is the worst to be a backup. The guy is a fool and a joke.

Posted by: indi | October 13, 2008 7:53 PM
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... and the last line was typed by the poster with no sense of irony ...

Posted by: duriseti | October 13, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

you obama people make me sick you yell racist ever time someone speaks up against him. you call racist ever time someone says they will vote for mccain. obama is the most racist person to ever come down the pike. how can any one set in a church for 20 years and listen to a racist hate monger and not believe in that churchs doctrine. you people are so blinded by his silver tongue that you cant see the truth past the end of your nose you desearve each other but the trouble is the rest of us will be drug down in to the sewer with you. thats the shame in it all

Posted by: knot4u | October 13, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a nightmare. I will once again list the problems with this 'candidate':

1) Ties to extreme socialist & communist supporters
2) Ties to known anti-American & anti-Semetic church for 20 YEARS!
3) No experience in sponsoring bills
4) More 'present' votes than yea/nay
5) Voted with the democrats 90% of the time
6) Worked with ACORN, Black Panthers, and Weather Underground
7) Espouses non-conditional meetings with terrorist states
8) Flip-Flopped on the status of Jerusalem {undivided/divided}
9) Lies about his Muslim upbringing which he, himself, documented in his book.
10) How could a poor, african american from Kenya afford to go to Harvard? {Who paid for his education, he didn't get a scholarship? Was it communist Davis?}
11) Obamas connection with well known anti-semites like Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, & Samantha Powers.
12) Obamas record of accepting pork programs.

I could go on because this list #'s into the 30s but in consideration to those who know the score I will keep it limited to these 12.

Get more information about the anti-Obama movement @ http://www.jtf.org

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama plus the Democrat controlledCongress equals Socialism. Why should one continue to work, create jobs for others, strive to be profitable, just to have one's hard earned money taken in taxation to support the Socialists hand-out programs. Talk about 'awkwardly'. What a mindless thought process. Starting with Carter, then Clinton, the Idiocrat controlled liberal Congress, polititions gone wild - look what our country now faces. GOD forbid!


Posted by: E J | October 13, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Good Grief! If McCain was the messianic maverick that he would like us to believe, he would already have revealed his big plans and saved the World. How can anyone possibly take him seriously?

And could someone explain why The Arizona Senator can't go anywhere without his wife? What's that all about?

Posted by: Antidope who wants to marry Dave from Arizona | October 13, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Amazing,Awesome.Wow, a whole new slew of one liners for Johhny Boy to repeat.Over, and Over, And Over.
And if this speech didnt scare the He77 out of any moderates who were still on the fence You might as well vote for Him.
I think the last eight years of "SHOOT FIRST,ASK QUESTIONS LATER" philosophy is more than this country can handle.
McCains Insurance plan, now de-bunked,sounds great on the surface.Up to 5k for insurance, a nice help but just that, a little help.But then you have to claim it as income,and get taxed for it.HMMMM, sounds like MORE TAXES TO ME.And in the end, the supposed Competitive arena this "stimulation " will create is going to bring down costs????Please, all it will do is cause the cost to GO UP, INSURERS knowing You have an extra 5k to throw at them will be the only competition, who gets it first.He has no plans to regulate or control the BUISNESS of medical/insurance in this country and thats why most people cant afford health care.
His plans have all to do about beating down GOVERNMENT, but nothing to do about STOPPING THE CORPORATE GREED that is currently RUINING our great country.
His plans to "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT " will only create more divisiveness throughout our country, and throughout the World.We are currently at the bottom of the heap as far as respect is concerned.And installing a VERBALLY tried and true WAR MONGER like McCain,who admitted he was not worthy of or respectful to his military experience,and that he admittedly would never have been able to acheive on his own what his FAMILY NAME acheived for him.He only made it through his training days because of who his father and grandfather were.
So, someone who ADMITS to not being smart enough to be a SOLDIER, somehow BECAME SMART ENOUGH through buying his political career,now beleives he IS SMART ENOUGH TO BE THE POTUS????
Obama hasnt had to attack john on relationship issue's, which Johhny has many of.McCain's own admittance and obvious lack of knowledge into the daily lives of an AVERAGE< JOE 6-PACK AMERICAN leaves me to beleive he is only in this for the POWER, and FOR THE GLORY, Not for You and Me, Not for this COUNTRY, but to BOOST his lackluster Legacy, and we cant AFFORD complaicancy, not 4 more years, not this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mullett | October 13, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I have one question for the very vocal minority (25%) calling Obama muslim, terrorist, arab, communist etc.: What SPECIFICALLY is he going to do to us that's worse than what Bush has done already? And don't say turn this county into a socialist society, because that's what Bush's economic bailout is already doing.

And yes, I have a respectable job, and yes, I have a bachelors of the arts in political science from an accredited State university (UofA). What degrees do all you screaming-can't-see-the-writing-on-the-wall Republics hold? I'm looking at you, V, Mikimoko, PA, Manolete, Bobo4bush, Cambpell, et. al.

You talk the talk, now let's see you walk the walk.

Posted by: Terrorfied | October 13, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

sorry to have 'manipulated' this debate... onto 'race' in my previous comment/blogpiece i was talking about the PRESIDENTIAL race

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

From NewsMax @ http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/obama_harvard_/2008/09/23/133199.html

How exactly did Barack Obama pay for his Harvard Law School education?

The way the Obama campaign has answered the question was simply hard work and student loans.

But new questions have been raised about Obama’s student loans and Obama’s ties to a radical Muslim activist who reportedly was raising money for Obama’s Harvard studies during the years 1988 to 1991.

The allegations first surfaced in late March, when former Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton told a New York cable channel that a former business partner who was “raising money” for Obama had approached him in 1988 to help Obama get into Harvard Law School.

In the interview, Sutton says he first heard of Obama about twenty years ago from Khalid Al-Mansour, a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist who was a “mentor” to the founders of the Black Panther party at the time the party was founded in the early 1960s.
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Read more... It is very interesting to learn who has funded this Manchurian candidate...

muman613
http://www.jtf.org

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Women of America Unite!
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!

Women must unite against the liberal media vicious, sexist, cruel, demeaning, contemptuous UN-AMERICAN, unfair, unprofessional, unrelenting and blatantly biased treatment against Vice President Sarah Palin and acting blatantly in favor of Barack Hussein Obama during this unprecedented historic quest for the presidency!

Barack Hussein Obama claims a mightier throne, one forged in liberal ideals of justice and equality and hope, BUT he has benefited mightily from sexism in this campaign, and has remained silent. Obama supporters seem very happy with the sexist way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by Sarah Palin, and many believe that most of the "venom" in the campaign is coming from supporters of Obama.

Women of America Unite in this defining moment in American history. To ensure we can grow up from the male dominated government that has caused many of the problems our country is facing; to a country where men and women are equal partners in governance.

Women of America Unite
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!
VOTE for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 13, 2008 8:45 PM

So why is it that everyone of you damn Republicans LOVE to say Barrack's middle name? He didn't choose it, and he isn't Iraqi. It is a scare tactic that people who are a afraid use to attempt to disgrace another American. STOP using the scare tactics of the Bush administration and the Patriot Act and lets look at the FACTS of the views of the two candidates.

As far as being a hero, I have no issue with McCain in that respect. The man made a HUGE sacrifice, but being a POW does NOT make you the best man for the job.

Posted by: Turtle | October 13, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow, it looks like we have attracted some 9/11 conspiracy kooks here who have accused Bush of perpetrating 9/11. Now I take this very seriously because I am a victim {my brother died in the attack}. You are completely deluded and lying when you say that Bush was behind the attack. We know who did it and they have taken responsibility for it. You who lie and deceive will be revealed when the light of truth is shined on your evil. You have no facts to back up your conspiracy and I have investigated the 9/11 'troof' conspiracies. You are a liar and you are a stooge.

muman613

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Tim is back again with: "The only reason Obama is on the ticket is because he is black."

Yeah, Tim, I agree with you. I'm just sick of the way that Blacks ALWAYS wind up on the ticket. On the TOP of the ticket, no less. Don't they know their place?

They ALWAYS wind up on the top of the heap. Those elite Blacks ALWAYS seem to get their way - earning those scholarships to Columbia and Harvard Law. Why, the Ivy League is just CRAWLING with uppity Blacks (who probably got there just 'cause their Daddies made big contributions to the college endowment funds.)

They just ALWAYS wind up in positions of power in America, and I, too, am getting tired of it. Every time you turn around, there's another Black CEO of a major corporation, another Black captain of industry, another Black University President, doctor, lawyer, or Senator.

Hey Tim... why don't you offer your thoughts on the Jews, while you're at it? You know... the ones who control the media and the investment banks.

Dang nab it, it's about time that Joe Sixpak finally got some power and respect for being White! If this Obama guy gets elected - mark my words - someday we'll have a SECOND Black President!


Posted by: Dave from Arizona | October 13, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Against my better judgment I need to make a statement about what Manolete said. Women of america unite??! So even if you carefully study all the facts not just the media hype you well vote for Palin simply because she's a woman? How sad!

Posted by: Gens | October 13, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

The Repubs have been overestimating their crowd sizes for months.

And if anyone is still claiming Obama only offers "hope" and "change" but little else, they aren't thinking for themselves. Only what they are being told to think. "You can't trust the MSM. Only what WE tell you."

This is the 21st century right? Just checking.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

turtle,

The fact is that Obama was born and raised a Muslim. His First name 'Barrack' is Arabic for blessed, his middle name "Hussein" is arabic and so is the last name "Obama". How can the man deny who he is? If you read his own book he admits he went to a school where he learned how to read the Koran, and pray in Arabic. He was registered in his school as a Muslim. He got in trouble in his Koran study classes because he made funny faces. This is all well documented. Maybe the Democrats should stop lying about it. The Arab countries already know that he is lying to us. This is why Obama is preferred in every Islamic country. Just open your eyes brother!

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Whether it is a blogger or the press, they always provide the excuse explaination for Obama. You never see that with a pro McCain article. It's so bias. The press has proven over the top to be Obama hookers. He is the pimp.

Posted by: NOBAMA | October 13, 2008 9:42 PM

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I guess you haven't seen the statistics all summer that show Obama getting most of the negative press coverage. How easily you forget about Obama and his wife being on the cover of the New Yorker dressed like Terrorists with an American flag burning in the fire place. How about FOX news and his baby's momma. I'll bet you can't show me one ad that McCain put out against Obama that was true. The press didn't start calling McCain on his BS until he put out that ad that said Obama wants to teach sex Ed. to Kindergarten Children. How low can you friggin go.

Posted by: Hemi | October 13, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

No bodies, no wreckage.

Posted by: NineEleven | October 13, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

"This is why Obama is preferred in every Islamic country," says muman613.

Obama is also preferred by the citizens of every European country - by margins as high a 4-to-1.

Only in America do we have a sizeable chunk of the population who wants to elect a senile old codger and a pig with lipstick.

Posted by: Dave from Arizona | October 13, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

ONE, the international organisation fighting for an end to poverty, has launched a television commercial to be aired in the United States in the lead up to the Presidential election.
Featuring Matt Damon

http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2008/one-voices-faced-by-matt-damon/

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Posted by: StartSomethingPositive | October 13, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

hemi,

Listen to Obama's OWN WORDS and you will find that he supports 'age-appropriate sex-education' for even kindergarten students. This is a fact.

Also, considering Obamas involvement with the sex-fiend and pervert Frank Marshal Davis {who is known to have written filthy perverted pornography} makes this suggestion especially questionable.

What exactly does Obama want to teach these poor uninformed kindergarteners about sex? Maybe because Davis was a bi-sexual pervert he wants to teach these children the wonders of perverted same-sex intercourse. Personally I think it is sick and needs to be left to the parent to teach their children about sex.

muman613

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I agree with ya Hemi. McCain went out like a B**** in that war. For there's more resepect for the dead that died fighting in that war than to be captured, being a POW and then act like he did something when released. Why isn't any of the soldiers supporting him/backing him up and why is his reacords sealed.

Posted by: L.A | October 13, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2008/08/obamas-peverted-communist-friend-frank.html

Obama's peverted communist friend Frank Marshall Davis

Cliff Kincaid writes about a Daily Telegraph article on Communist Frank Marshall Davis "a strong influence over a young Barack Obama for nine years of his life, rather than just four, and was a sex pervert and pothead."
Sexual Perversion and Rape

Davis’s alleged sexual perversion adds a dramatic and alarming element to the controversy. Harnden reports that Davis’s sexual proclivities were documented in a 1968 pornographic novel, written just two years before Davis became Obama’s mentor, which was titled, Sex Rebel: Black (Memoirs of a Gourmet Gash). Davis wrote the book, which is now generally unavailable, under a pseudonym, Bob Greene.

Harnden flatly asserts that “The book, which closely tracks Mr. Davis’s life in Chicago and Hawaii and the fact that his first wife was black and his second white, describes in lurid detail a series of shockingly sordid sexual encounters, often involving group sex. One chapter concerns the seduction by Mr. Davis and his first wife of a 13-year-old girl called Anne. Mr. Davis wrote that it was the girl who had suggested he had sex with her.”

Harnden added, “He then described how he and his wife would have sex with the girl” many times over the course of several weeks. “On other occasions,” he added, “Mr. Davis would cruise in Hawaii parks looking for couples or female tourists to have sex with. He derived sexual gratification from bondage, simulated rape and being flogged and urinated on.”
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I hope that this Davis character stays far, far away from American politics.

muman613

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama has stated today that ‘he wants to spread the wealth around’. At least now he is honest about his redistribution of wealth ideology (watch the youtube clip below).

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” - Winston Churchill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuSMS17shA

Posted by: LostDemocracy | October 13, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Dave,

We live in AMERICA, not EUROPE... Who cares who they want to be president. I don't...

muman613
http://www.jtf.org

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Throwing insults at eachothers candidates is a waste of time. Both Tickets are comprised of good and decent people who differ only on how best to lead our great nation forward. I'm very happy we have such a clear choice between two great candidates. I will vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin for the following reasons:

(1)I believe we must prevail in both Iraq and Afganistan. To leave either before they are completely stable would be a horrible mistake for our security and for the people of Iraq and Afganistan. Think of the killing fields of Cambodia and the mass killings committed in Vietnam after we left a power vacuum in that region. We the United States are responsible for those two countries now and getting them on thier feet and stable is the right thing to do.

(2)I know that capitalism not socialism built this country and gave us the exceptional standard of living we have enjoyed for many years. Taking from the well off and re-distributing it to those who are not as well off makes working to get ahead less atractive to both groups. I definately fall into the 95% who would get a tax beak under an Obama/Biden administration but it does me no good if I don't have a job. Extra taxes on anyone makes no sense during a recession. Bill Clinton(who I voted for)raised taxes during an economic boom and it made sense then it doesn't now.
(3)I believe in the preservation of life. I am not religous and count myself as an agnostic. I believe a society that values human life is a better society. I was able to support Bill Clinton on the subject because he expressed a desire to bring the number of abortions in this country down.

ForLoveOfCountry

Posted by: ForLoveOfCountry | October 13, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the flag-burning idea was caused by Obamas good friend Bill Ayers who is seen trampling an American Flag on the cover of Chicago Magazine in 2001.

http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2008/05/bill-ayers-stepping-on-us-flag-in-2001.html

This coupled with his apparent lack of interest in wearing his flag lapel pins leads people to question his patriotism.

muman613
http://www.jtf.org

Posted by: muman613 | October 13, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Jesus for president 2012!

Posted by: Skywatcher | October 13, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign can't even lie credibly. They estimated the crowd at 25,000, yet the arena only holds 20,000?

Liars.

Posted by: Chris | October 13, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

If they DO attack before the election it is because they want to nudge McCain into the presidency. Bin Laden is smarter than the average Palin voter. He knows what he wants, what he needs. A measured response that would unite the world behind the US, instead of isolating it further would be AQ's death knell. On the other hand, McCain can be counted on to give in to his Republican "base" -- that is, the "basest" of all the Republicans.

Posted by: Roger Pierce | October 13, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

People, don't rely on campaign speeches to get accurate information. McCain's speech is so full of lies and misrepresentations; it's hard to believe. Go to the candidate's own websites to view their written policies. And don't forget factcheck.org to get UNBIASED analysis. Don't be afraid to do some reading and put some effort into becoming informed before you vote.

Posted by: Kate | October 13, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

muman613, America Created sub-prime now Eurpoe is at leat leading the way in mopping it up!.. with $trillions$ of risk!

Posted by: Dan Hall | October 13, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

muman613 -- Sex predators don't want kindergartners to receive the sort of education that is appropriate for them -- which includes the ideas about appropriate and unappropriate touching by adults. You have expressed that you don't want them to receive that information. Not that that makes you a sex predator, but you see, you do share that much in common with them.

Posted by: caral stre | October 13, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Martin Luther King once said "Don't judge a man by his color, but by the content of his character". I am sure that doctor King, unlike Obama, would of rejected the Militant ideology of Rev. Write and Ayers. Martin Luther King was a leader and an example to us all, black and white, chines and hindus. Obama is not a leader but a political apparatchik. When you wake up to that reality, Obama will be the president and America will be lost.

Posted by: LostDemocracy | October 13, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I am not sure who I am voting for, but one thing is for sure. All of the websites that are being listed in the blogs above are biased one way or another and a majority of them are websites that have been set up so anybody can say anything, true or not. Wikipedia? Who is going to trust anything that is said on there? Right now there is no "good" choice as to who should be president. We will all have to figure out which nominee is the lesser evil. Use your agency and think for yourself. Ask for Heavenly Father's help, because he is the only one who knows when this mess will end and how.

Posted by: looking to the future | October 13, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

It looks like the socialist Obama will be the next president...if you can't afford healthcare, too bad, get a better job. I don't feel sorry for the people who don't have the motivation to get a better life by working hard. That's why our economy is where it is. It began with people who were "given" their loans by the democrats for houses they couldn't afford, and now want the government to bail them out for their insufficiency. Really pathetic. BTW, for all you Obama supporters, who want MORE government controlled entities, just take a look at the ole' USSR...as soon we'll be the USSA...liberal clowns!

Posted by: SaddenedForAmerica | October 13, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain is old and feable, but actually stands for something, even if it is wrong. Obama has absolutely no substance. he did nothing but take credit for other peoples work in the Illinois senate. he was hand picked and guided by Emil Jones, one of Illinois most corrupt politicians. he is part of the Chicago political machine, which is one of the most corrupt in the nation. All the govenors from Illinois that have come out of Chicago have been indicted of corruption of one type or another. Obama only became Christian once he decided he wanted a national political career and found out he would go nowhere as a Muslim.
Be very carecful of the Change you vote for. We voted for this type of change with Bush and Rod Blagoyavich in Illinois. Both were relatvely unknown with little experiance, both promised us change. Both have been total disasters.

Posted by: Steve from Illinois Gov. | October 13, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Just for the record, i think both of these candidates are pathetic and i feel it is criminal that anyone supports either party that endoses such lame cndidates.

Posted by: Steve from Illinois Gov. | October 13, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

I was honestly hoping for Newt Gingrich, but because of the parameters of McCain/Feingold bill, he could not run for POTUS unless he quit his support of his think tank...really sad, because Gingrich is a genius.

Posted by: SaddenedForAmerica | October 13, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Judging by the comments on this thread, there is going to be a lot of anger & dismay on Nov 4th when McCain wins in a landslide. How will you explain it?

Posted by: nofreelunch | October 13, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Very true nofreelunch

They say,"Oh yeah? Look at the polls!!"

Al Gore was leading the polls quite nicely, as was John Kerry...Hmmmmm, how did those elections turn out? lol

Besides, the polls have NOT taken into account the military vote, and I would bet at least 80% will vote with McCain...and that's a conservative percentage...

Posted by: SaddenedForAmerica | October 13, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

AMERICA IS IN DANGER!
OBAMA’S POLITICAL CAREER STARTED WITH HIS AFFILIATION WITH WILLIAM AYERS AND BERNARDINE DOHRN, THE UNREPENTANT TERRORISTS ... part of “The Weathermen” terrorist group which launched a campaign to bomb" the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. In the 90’s, both “Community Organizers” Ayers and Obama worked together for years, radicalizing the Chicago school system.

At a 1969 "War Council" in Flint, Michigan, Weatherman leaders Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn proclaimed that the time had come to launch a war against "Amerikkka". The Weather Underground went on to claim credit for some 25 bombings over the next several years, detonating explosives at the rebuilt Haymarket statue, a bathroom at the Pentagon, the Capitol barber shop, the New York City police headquarters, and a variety of other targets.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH RADICAL EXTREMISTS PUTS AMERICA IN DANGER of being taken over by a group of radical terrorists that would “change” America as Obama has promised;…but the change would be to fulfill the dreams of the Weathermen of overthrowing capitalism and launching a race war against the “white” United States.

AMERICANS OF ALL PARTIES MUST COME TOGETHER AND DEFEND OUR COUNTRY against dangerous terrorists and vote for a True American Patriot, John McCain!

AMERICA FIRST!
JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN

Posted by: Manolete | October 13, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Plenty of Republicans contend that the poor and the middle class do not work hard. Have they ever watched as a poor person or a middle class person works?

I've watched plenty of filthy rich people at work and often it seems hard to say they're working hard at all!

Posted by: Dan O'Day of Peoria | October 13, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Why would a person in a highly dangourous situation

..crave to vote for a person who wishes pro-long their misery? seems like a bad take on human nature/polling info?!.. (or at least from the polls i've read in the UK)

Posted by: Dan Hall | October 13, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

It is hard to believe that there are so many misguided people out there that have not been paying attention to what the Democrat run congress has been doing or not doing. Their approval rating is worse than the approval rating of Bush. Do you want a liberal with undeniable close relations with the likes of Rev. Wright, ("God Damn America") Bill Ayers, etc. leading the country to where? Obama has been closely related to ACORN and they are in trouble in several States with voter fraud. ACORN, as a community organizer operation worked to force banks to give people low cost loans that could not afford them, which led to the Fanny and Freddy problem and where we are now. Are you not paying attention?

Posted by: Pop Eye | October 13, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

If McCain is such a maverick, why did he let campaign strategists derail him with the Sarah Palin choice, the academy award winning "Campaign Suspension," and his hate rallies? A true maverick would have ignored all of this "strategical," unsavory advice and done it the right way ~ like the John McCain of 10 years ago would have. Then he'd have a fighting chance at winning. Barack Obama has run the same campaign all along...no tricks, no changes in strategy, no "shock and awe" surprises that backfired. A steady hand...that's the kind of leader we want for ourselves and for our children. The maverick can put his family on the line...we won't.
GOBAMA!

Posted by: Alicia Allen | October 13, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Shoot asked: Would you please let us know a few things that the man has accomplished in the past? Attacking McCain and Palin does not make Obama more qualified.

Good point. Here's what I know about Obama's experience:

Obama worked as a community organizer, the president of the Harvard Law Review, a civil rights lawyer, and professor before serving in the Senate.

His work as a community organizer, professor, and president of the most prestigious law school journal in our country earned my respect.

His work as a candidate earned my support. He offers real plans instead of soundbites and more tax cuts. He doesn't incite hatred and fear at his rallies. He takes the time to talk to people locally, one on one.

I don't have 26 years to wait for Obama to gain the same amount of time that John McCain has earned as a respectable senator. I do respect Senator McCain very much, but his choice for VP was horrible. That tells me, for all his accomplishments in Congress and honorable service in the military, he cannot be trusted as president to make good choices.

My country needs help NOW. I'll take my and my family's chances with Obama's less experience, more intelligence, cooler head, and more concern and respect for the regular American over a respectable "Maverick" with a Washington outsider pit bull with lipstick VP.

Posted by: Jen in Virginia | October 13, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Palin are funny when they try to speak. It's like something an old Bush guy would write.

Posted by: j | October 13, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the question for the Palin/McCain ticket should be:

How sick is John McCain?

Read this:

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn10122008.html.

Do we really want Todd and Sarah running (or should I say ruining) the country?

Posted by: Jim Dandy | October 13, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

There is an army of lawyers in Washington this evening. there sole intention is how to make a congressional bank 'bail-out plan' look like a White House inspired bank 'buy-out' plan as the federal reserve suggest should now happern, in line with many EU states.

Of course neither the presidential candidates will talk about this u-turn!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

What about Sarah Palin speaking at a secesionist rally THIS YEAR? Egging them on. Her husband was a card carrying member of the AIP extremist group for years. They have professed hatred for America.

Joe Vogler, the AIP's founder, has said, "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. AND I WONT BE BURIED UNDER THEIR DAMN FLAG."

Sarah and Todd Palin support this extremist party. I wonder what is on their agenda for wanting to be VP of this country that they hate.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Ever wonder what would happen if MTV hosted a presidential debate, well now you get to find out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=752cvy86qH8
http://www.watchdebate.com

Posted by: Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Do not waste your time going to the site the previous poster mentioned:
Http://www.obamamccainbidenpalin.info

It is a huge string of run-on sentences that miss pretty much everything. The smart people know what is going on, it is easy to see a pattern here...

Check out VIRAL VIDEOS, where a child at a PALIN rally says "Obama, You need gloves to touch him".

chilling.
http://www.viralvideochart.com/youtube/the_mccainpalin_mob?id=KjxzmaXAg9E

Posted by: Chiller | October 14, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

It's quite simple really:

Do you favor an economy and society that leans heavily towards marxism/socialism/communisim?
Then vote for Obama.

Do you favor an economy and society that leans heavily toward capitalism?
Then vote for McCain.

That's the change you're voting for. Everything else is minor.

Posted by: MrPete | October 14, 2008 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Jen sez:
"Obama worked as a community organizer, the president of the Harvard Law Review, a civil rights lawyer, and professor before serving in the Senate. His work as a community organizer, professor, and president of the most prestigious law school journal in our country earned my respect."

Jen, you need to learn to look past the surface. Amazing how impressed you are by titles.

Community organizer: what's the fruit?

Overloaded welfare system due to people demanding everything they can get, instead of what they need. Result: bankrupt NYC, and the whole system falls apart.

Overloaded economic system due to people being loaned money they can't afford to repay. (Obama the lawyer was directly involved.) Result: Decimated inner city neighborhoods. People in homes they can't afford turns into foreclosures, which results in neighborhoods in even worse shape than they were before.

Overloaded voter registration system due to ridiculous ACORN "organizing practices" disenfranchises everyone, ties up the courts, ruins everyone's confidence in democrasy.

That's the result of Cloward-Piven strategy, part of Obama's heritage. It is just like drugs: a temporary high, followed by a crash.

You respect that? Then go ahead, vote for Obama. I promise, you'll get what you asked for. Check out Russia, Venezuela, Cuba to see the future.

Posted by: MrPete | October 14, 2008 1:52 AM | Report abuse

Again to Dave. You talk about Cindy but we are talking about the man. Obama is an empty suit. He is a lightweight and nothing but a well spoken mouthpiece for the misinformed left. He wants to take the hard earned dollars of the average working person and "spread the wealth via high taxation on the average working person. And another thing, the only reason that this inexperianced Senator from Illinois is on the ticket is that he is black. The tone of "We shall overcome" says it all. Think about it, If Obama was white, Hillary would have been in there. There are race issues in this contest as even many of my black friends will attest too. And they are voting McCain. Obama is a crap salesman with a mouth full of samples.

Posted by: Tim | October 14, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

The use the terms Marxism, Socialism and Communism became very noticeable in the past few days, as McCain/Palin supporters have been quoted and in their e-mails which I get.

On the day when a Republican President announces that the Federal Government is buying stakes in major banks, this attack is a really weak.

Posted by: NoVA | October 14, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Any government program is unconstitional. Any bailout is theft. When the government is going to take money from someone and give it to someone else its theft. The Federal government is way too big too intrusive and broke it has only what it takes from working people under threat of imprisonment and property confiscation. People need to be responsible for themselves. The only reason the Federal Government exists is to protect the rights of the individual to choose how they want to live, and pursue that life, how they see fit, as long as it doesn't interfere with the rights of others.
Please have a look at this article http://www.cato.org/pubs/catosletters/cl-13.pdf
The government takeover of your life is wrong, I can spend my money wiser then any government can. The government is the problem. Government never solves anything it only makes matters worse. Relying on the government for anything is a big mistake, take care of your own business. The government is only good at taking your money,taking away your liberty, and killing everything it touches. A necessary evil whose powers must be spelled out and limited by the strict adhearence to the constition. Don't give your freedom way under the guise that some sort of program
will help you at the expense of another.

Posted by: GovernmnetKnowsBest | October 14, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Let's here if fur the dopes of the hamtpon rodes arae witch shewed upp

Posted by: DCB | October 14, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Will all you ignorant people who think Obama is the "Manchurian" candidate please rent the movie. In the film, the manchurian candidate is actually a prisoner of war who was brainwashed by his communist captors to be THEIR candidate. Certainly Obama does not fit that description. Can you think of anyone that does?

Posted by: SeeTheMovie | October 14, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Charles Dow is a genius!

CHARLES DOW FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by: Barack McCain | October 14, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

For not requiring any scripts to run. Very free speech of you!

Don't go changing...

Posted by: This Site Gets Kudos | October 14, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

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