So, what do you think of Palin?

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

 

Well, the pick of Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate has given everyone something to talk about, hasn't it?

In my Aug. 13 blog posting, "A Woman for Vice President?" I explained why I thought it seemed quite possible that at least one of the candidates for vice president would turn out to be a woman, even though national pundits were mostly mentioning men.

I wrote, "If Obama picks a white male as his running mate, I would think pressure would build on McCain to pick a woman."

My blog also pointed to Sarah Palin, although that didn't come from me -- it came from a reader comment. On my August 4 blog posting, someone posting as "Sarah Palin" wrote, "Come on McCain, give Sarah Palin a look." My wife spotted the comment and asked if I'd noticed the governor of Alaska posted on my blog. Of course, you can use any name you like when you post a comment here.

It's too early to judge the wisdom of McCain's pick, but the early attack line by the Obama camp that Palin lacks experience rings false. After all, she's the governor of a state, and has more executive experience than Obama, Biden or McCain. My boss, a woman, wants me to point out she has more experience hunting moose than the other three.

The consensus so far seems to be that Palin was a risky pick. We'll see how she does when she speaks in prime time tonight.

Comments

NineMM

RE:CM...................But it was Bush Sr. that authored NAFTA and Slick Willie signed it because he was done in by a republican house and congress.

cm.sandusky

hey, nineMM..i have come to the conclusion that we have a bunch of morans running our country. dems,repub., it doesnt matter...it seems like they are looking out for each other, and forgot the rest of us.

Anonymous

For all you idiots that said this choice would not make a difference, check out the national polls. McCain has taken the lead and seen a 20-point shift among women voters. Largest swing of any single voting block in US history...

NineMM

RE: CM...............You are correct............But what's next? Revolution? People are gonna be hungry come November. Hungry and pi$$ed and homeless.

Anonymous

Sarah Palin has the HIGHEST APPROVAL RATING OF ANY GOVERNOR IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I think that says more about her than any TV talking head or anonymous SR blogger! Awesome choice!

cm.sandusky

McCain picking Palin, best thing he coud have done.
Obama NOT picking Hillary, the most stupid, selfish thing he could have done.

Anonymous

CM:

Regarding the Robin Hood legend:

He stole from the rich Sheriff and King (govt.) and gave to the poor (the taxpayers).

The mythical guy was a libertarian.

Obama ain’t no RH.

cm.sandusky

AAHHH, it's all in the the eye of the beholder.
he will steal from the rich ( the hard working people, that build their business) and give it to the poor ( the ones living of the system,)

the ones left having to pay the rest, is the average working person.

Anonymous

Long past time to tax all the hypocritical churches and make them pay their fair share.

Too many rich pastors with beautiful expensive buildings preaching love and making money hand over fist.

Since they’re not-for-profit, all the other taxpayers have to pay for their extravagance.

NineMM

RE: Proof.................It only shows that Palin is more popular than McCain and women are pi$$ed that Hillary didn't get the democratic nod. Popular vote won't win an election.......Look at the 2000 election when GW's brother gave him Fla. Gore would have won if the popular vote meant anything.

Anonymous

CM:

I know. The dude can shuck and jive.

We're pretty much on the same page.

Keep it up!

Gotta get goin' See ya around.

cm.sandusky

the whole system is messed up. it's not us electing the president. it's all a big game on both sides.

Anonymous

Every creditable analysis since 2000 proves that Bush legitimately won Florida. If they had an election system more like Ohio's, with County BOE's set up the same as ours, the issues down there would have never would escalated to the level that it reached. Regardless, in the end, the outcome was right. People that claim otherwise are fooling themselves...and are still very bitter about losing. It's been 8 years, give it up. The fact that Dems have tried to fabricate issues in the 2004 elections in Ohio is even more laughable. The D's claim a better ground game every year and then look for excuses when they get out worked in the end. The difference is simple, their (usually out-of-stste)paid volunteers (ACORN, ACT, Unions, etc.), just can't compete with our local grassroots volunteer organization.

Anonymous

those who are losing their omes are really happy that you are telling them how great everything is.
Wanna know who is a loser?

YOU ARE!

You also probably syupport Palin and her Nazi book-burning, fire those I don't like, pray away the gay psycho-christian crap.

Anonymous

I'm worse off than 4 years ago, but still better off than 8 years ago...so did I win or lose under Bush?

cm.sandusky

re: im better worse...

lol, you're a winner......it's so easy to blame someone else.

as far as this crap talking about Palin. keep it up, the more you talk about her the better she looks to alot of people. you're arguments/attacks are useless.

Anonymous

what does CM stand for "C-nt Master"?

Anonymous

Palin deserves sluut daughter and tard mongoloid.....evil

cm.sandusky

lol---
great job, now it's time to take your little yellow bus back to school, you still have alot to learn.

Anonymous

Apparently you are conceding defeat...that's how I take it when you resort to name calling.

Anonymous

Do the Anthrax Letters count as a terrorist attack or don't those count? Danish tourist killed is a terrorist attack? How about the father son shooting team that killed 6 people? Pretty sure that one happened after 911. The air Egypt Flight was inbound and never in American air space. Are there any terrorist attacks on our troops and facilities in Iraq? You seem to know everything so I am really looking forward to your EDUCATED response.

Anonymous

The truth about Palin is starting to come out all of the lies she and McSame have uttered will be revealed for what they are.McSame & Palin remind me of a couple of clowns in a circus.All McSame does is point and give a thumbs up & Palin attempts to get by on her one line zingers that will not hold up for long.I say ship McSame back to one of his seven houses & sednd Sarah back to the land of salmon & moose.And you know what if you really look at Palin she does look like a pit bull with lipstick.(she said it first not me)GO OBAMA BIDEN 2008

cm.sandusky

the way i see it, McCain has no problem walzing in the white house with Palin, she is taking him by the hand and he has no problem with her.
on the other hand, obama should have picked Hillary, it seems to me he is not strong enough to have a strong woman by his side. he wants the glory to himself..now who's looking out for whom?

Anonymous

I learned a lot about Sarah Palin this week. I learned about all of her experiences as an executive, from running a small business (commercial fishing), being Mayor of her City and becoming Governor. Obviously, I believe it is her experiences as Governor that qualifies her for this position over Obama or Biden. As Governor she manages over 17,000 employees and a $9 billion budget. She has taken on big oil and their lobbyists while fighting for the development of new energy sources, including devising and overseeing the installation of largest natural gas line in US history. During this project, she ran up against tough opposition from entrenched politicians on both sides of the aisle, lobby groups, and large corporations; but, she saw it through.

She is uniquely qualified to address top national security interest. First and foremost, as the mother of a soldier herself, she has taken a personal interest in the US’s war on terrorism. She has taken the time to visit the troops overseas, even before she had any link to national politics. As the Governor of Alaska, she is Commander in Chief of the Alaska National Guard and the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counterterrorism plans. These are important positions given Alaska’s proximity to Russia. Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material is comparable to Biden's and certainly by far exceeds Obama's.

Sarah Palin has actually used her veto power to cut budgetary spending. She took a corrupt system head-on in Alaska and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has a record of accomplishment that neither Barrack Obama nor Joe Biden have. While Sarah Palin was spending her time doing the people’s work in Alaska, Obama has spent his time running for President.

It is for these reasons that she has the highest approval rating of any sitting governor in the US. Not my oppinion, just simple fact.

cm.sandusky

On November 4, 2008, we’ll vote for the 44th President of the United States ...

Ballots will be counted and a winner determined ...

But right here and now, I can tell you who is guaranteed to lose ...

You!
And I can tell you with total certainty who will be stuck with ...

Soaring interest rates ...

A bankrupt Social Security system ...

A bankrupt Medicare system ...

Surging taxes ...

Trillions of dollars more in Federal debt ...

Rip-roaring gas prices, and ...

An impoverished retirement!

You!

Anonymous

Obama is a muslim disguised in rev. wrights robes

Anonymous

we haven't been good since the democrats took over the house

Anonymous

not all muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are muslim

Anonymous

I challenge any of you to tell me JUST ONE THING that the Republican candidates seek to create real change in. Just one issue. And I mean REAL change. What is going to be so fresh and different that what we've had for the last 8 years. I'm waiting.

Anonymous

Here is your educated answer…

The terrorist attacks I listed come straight from the US State Department's website. Check it out.

Terrorist attack - a surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims

Empire State Building Sniper Attack, February 23, 1997: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claimed this was a punishment attack against the "enemies of Palestine!”

Sounds like a terrorist attack to me! See definition above.

I don't know anything about a "father son shooting team that killed 6 people." The State department has nothing listed and I cannot find any information about it online, so I am unable to comment on that issue.

Granted, Flight 990 crashed 60 miles south of Nantucket, technically international waters. But, to say it wasn't a terrorist attack against the US, as you suggest, is naive to say the least.

The Anthrax attacks were committed by a US citizen, Bruce Edwards Ivins no political agenda as far as anyone can tell. Since there was no political or religious agenda, although some of his delusional ramblings were religious in nature, I don't think it accurate to classify the Anthrax attacks as a terrorist act committed in response to Bush's foreign policy. (see for it to be a terrorist attack, there most be a political agenda) I don't think this nut job's actions are a result of " W. has made the world a more dangerous place by alienating our alliances."

As for the attacks in Irag, I would rather we take the fight to the terrorist then let them bring it here. Most of these attacks are against our troops, so these are not terrorist attacks, see above definition.

Not to mention that since 9-11 there have been 19 terrorist attacks prevented.

http://www.heritage.org/research...

So, I do feel safer. The Bush administration must be doing something right. 19 attacks prevented, we are all safer. I am better off than I was 8 years ago. We know our enemy and we are taking the fight to them. Granted the economy is not as strong was it was, but it is still not bad. I remember the results of the Carter admin. That was bad. As for the recent down turn, what goes up must come down and you have to remember, over the past for years we have had democratically controlled House and Senate.

Anonymous

Lower taxes for one.

Anonymous

Yes, for people who make more than $500,000 a year. Is that you?

Anonymous

Here's one you won't see or hear on the news from the drive by media. A third year law student from the University Of Chicago under the freedom of information act requested the records of the Chicago Anneberg Challenge group. This was the community action group B. hussein Obama was president of and william Ayers convicted capitol building explosion terrorist and Obama's friend was head of the action arm. They{obamas campaign} were tipped off to this student and now with the president of the University Of Illinois Joseph White disallowing all records to be reviewed. How do you spell covering your butt. I spell it b.hussein obama and terrorist william ayers. Hat tip to american thinker.com for bring this to my attention because the main stream media will surely not carry this beaking story. I only hope obama's supporters watch the qaaddafi video on youtube

Anonymous

I have a suggestion. If you don't like her, don't vote for the ticket. If you do like her, vote for the ticket. There, EVERYBODY HAPPY NOW?

Anonymous

what's barry gonna due beside raise taxes, and don't give me restore our place in the world, because barry is a socialist that really hates america for all our successes why do you think he goes to the america hater rev. wright's church

cm.sandusky

If everyday Americans really can be duped by a guy who runs around chanting “change” and just mindlessly regurgitating what people tell him to say, then I’d have to say this country deserves him as president. Barack Obama for President of…the United States?! And Biden is about as exciting as oatmeal. Neither of them have had an independent thought this entire campaign. Obama has been in government for about a year, and already is notorious for missing votes in the Congress with the lowest approval rating in years. What credibility! But as long as he grins and yells “CHANGE!” people will vote for him.

Anonymous

McCain's campaign makes it sound like he's going to Washington to make change. So what has McCain done to change things over the last 24 years he's been in Washington? Is McCain seeing the light, or just feeling the heat?

Anonymous

Mentioned below was the statement "all terrorists are Muslim."
That means:

Timothy McVeigh was muslim.

Ted Kazinski was Muslim.

Everyone who ever shot up a school was Muslim.

Oh don't forget our founding fathers were Muslim. The British labeled them terrorists.

I could go on and on.

Anonymous

You incredible buffoon have you ever heard of the mcain campaign finance law?

Anonymous

Christians are the biggest scourge on our society. The Republican Party lost me when Reagan started courting them. Reagan made a bad decision with Meese. The problems get worse, for example, when republican leaders choose to bail out their friends in the mortgage business, yet close places like San Pedro Todd Shipyard. The combination is lethal. The Republican Party needs to shed the conservative christians and go back to less government and more rights for the people. The christian conservatives are over concerned with controlling every aspect of our lives. I'm tried of it and I'll fight to my death to change it. Obama might not be the best solution, but it's better than more corporate welfare, unjust war, and suppression of the people. I may be a liberal atheist, but they'll defend the constitution and the bill of rights, specifically the second amendment. You must protect all the amendments. I'm armed and ready for the next civil war. Are you? Your vice presidential nominee has family involved with Alaska's independence movement. She's ready for civil war. Are you

Anonymous

Did no one hear about Palin being a Pentecostal til a few years ago.

Speaking in tounges, all the crazy stuff. This should cripple the McSame campaign.

The GOP and idiots on here claim Obama is Muslim(which he isn't) but Palin is the craziest religion there is(fact).

Anonymous

I really shouldn't respond to your stupid analogy, so I won't. Normal people know what I mean

Anonymous

The person that has the most experience according to the GOP should win the White House.

Umm W. Bush was a governor and has been president for 8 years = worst president ever.

Experience does not equal good. Bill Clinton was the same age as Obama is now and was the best president in any of our lifetimes.

Anonymous

You really should educate yourself on the issues before commenting or voting.

McCain stated he is going to make the Bush tax cuts permanent.

Obama wants to repeal them.

Did you know anything about them?

It is obvious you don’t….

You should do some research. This election is too important to go into with learning the facts.

Don’t believe the slogans and make a uniformed decision

I am sure you will find you benefited from Bush’s tax cuts.

You don’t need to make $500k a year for the tax cut to effect you. Far from it!

Do you own a home? Do you know what a capital gains tax is?

Bush eliminated it. Obama states he wants to bring it back.

Anonymous

Antharax was domestic and lacked a political angle? Purely just a coincidence that all of the victims we Democrats or those believed to be supporting their side. Irvins was convicted of the crime and he did it alone? Pretty convenient. By your definition Palestinians bombing in Israel are not terrorist in nature because they live there.

John Allen Mohammad was the gunman and yes he was making a political statement much like the guy on the Empire State Building, but it is pretty obvious why you count one and not the other. Heritage Org. is nothing but propaganda for the simple minded. They clearly found their audience.

Anonymous

this country was founded by religous people seeking refuge, if you don't like it I suggest a move in your future.and to experience clinton is one of our best presidents ever? I don't know your crack dealer, but he must have the best

Anonymous

Don't you just love those ads showing mccain and bush hugging and kissing each other? Those two should get a room.....

cm.sandusky

I’d rather have a president and vice-president that get things done, frankly. Not this smiling charade of “we’ll all live in peace forever, hold hands, and sing Kumbaya while the proletariat get handouts of money” bull$hit Obama is preaching.

Why do you hate Bush so much? I’m going to assume it’s because of the War in Iraq and soaring gas prices, because that’s all anybody ever really complains about. I’m not going to say anything about how the war is winding down, the insurgency is starting to falter, and we’re pulling troops out while stability is being restored thanks to the troop surge Obama voted against (one thing he actually did vote on). I don’t need to. I just need to ask; why didn’t the Democratic Congress do anything about it? The Democrats constitute a majority in Congress. They could have ended this war the day after they were elected by cutting off funding. Yet no one complains about the Democrats going along with Bush. How can you claim to be the party of change when you’re just a bunch of sheep who blindly follow yet hypocritically criticize others for doing exactly what you supported? (Oh, and about the gas prices. Obama is against offshore drilling.)

Palin has done more as governor of Alaska than Obama has done in his entire lifetime. Supporter of the Alaska Independence party? How about a supporter of a racist, hate-mongering preacher who thunders about how glad he was the 9/11 attacks happened? Or not just a supporter, but a spouse of someone who claims she was never proud to be an American until the country nominated her husband as a presidential candidate? And you dare insinuate Palin won’t stand up for America? She wants this country strong. .

Anonymous

I like the ones linking obama and william ayers as best friends and then showing the damage to the capitol that ayers took responsibilty for the bombing

Anonymous

You are another uniformed Democrate.

Read the man's record.

Re: Experince

Please support how Bush is the worst president. Unpopular yes. Bad?

Public opinion does not make a president go or bad. Hitler was popular.

Anonymous

Sarah had an affair with her husband's business partner? (as reported in the national enquirer, the first newspaper to report the edwards affair). Cindy better be careful....

Anonymous

the fact that when you bring up crap about obama like the chicago annesberg hiding transcripts, his ties with terrorist william ayers, his muslim faith, the dumbocrats won't face the issue but deflect to the republican hating rhetoric, when all we want is answers about barry and why he does all these socialist things. Not one word in defense but like all liberals, don't defend, deflect

Anonymous

If the main stream media gave obama all the investigation about him as they have to sarah palin, we would know the names of the teachers in his muslim school in Indonesia

Anonymous

Obama has been investigated by the media for nearly 3 years--Palin a week and a half.

cm.sandusky

actually Palin left her church in 2002. obama left...oh that's right, he never left..

Anonymous

I think if she really wants to help win she should hire Jermey Doster as press manager.

Anonymous

your a-hole is showing and it is oozing

Anonymous

Give it up.. you should stop showing your ignorance.

The Anthrax attack was the act of a mentally ill person. Not a terrorist attack. Give it up. No black helicopters. No great conspiracy.

My definition of Terrorist Attack, from www.dictionary.com, states nothing that would suggest “Palestinians bombing in Israel are not terrorist in nature because they live there.” So once again, you are off base. Read the definition again.

Your second paragraph is simply intelligible.

Typical Democrat argument, you have no rational counter-point so you make unsupported personal attacks and name calling against the Heritage Foundation.

cm.sandusky

lol, you're just to intellegent for me.

Anonymous

Okay this is going to make me old. I remember when the Nixons, Goldwaters, Reagans,etc. called Martin L King a communist, among other words. Imagine _ King wanted voters in Miss. to be allowed to vote. This was in 1965. I was in Ohio and read these articles in the paper. Now lets fast forward. The same harangue is being applied to Obama. Some of you dumn@sses haven't learned from history. (The GoOP)

Anonymous

Told the GOP repeatedly that there were no weapons of mass destruction. Bush jr. just wanted to get the guy that shot @ his Pa. Oh yeah - why under Bush Sr. didn't we finish the job the 1rst time in Iraq? $$$$$$$$$$$$???????????

cm.sandusky

Martin L. King was a great man. Obama is no Martin L. King. not even close.

Anonymous

For your information, I have done my research on the subject. I have gone to both candidate's websites and read each one's plan for our country. Yes, Obama wants to repeal the tax cuts that were given to the RICH to fund his healthcare program. I'm sorry if that's not a good enough reason to take back that money that the upper class so desperately needs. (sarcasm) McCain's big healthcare plan is to give a "tax credit" of $2,700 to families to help them pay for healthcare. I know people that have a deductible that high. That is not REAL change, which is what I asked you for. Obama will provide healthcare for all-not socialized medicine-just the opportunity to have affordable healthcare. Employers will be required to OFFER it to their employees. THAT is real change. I'm still waiting for a good answer to my question, by the way.

cm.sandusky

a universal healthcare system run by the goverment, is a socialized healthcare system. they have tried it in one state, it failed, it went broke.
i grew up with universal healthcare. it isn't any good. thousands if not more come to this country for our healthcare because of failures in their country.

again, the argument that only the rich will pay is just not true. the rich will pass the expense to the middle class working people.

Anonymous

Typical isn't it? They (GOP) slammed King over & over. Now they (GOP) do the same lies to Obama. Even McCain said what Rob Perry was to doing to Kerry's war record was wrong! How soon people froget. How quick they are to believe lies. CM you aren't with it.

Anonymous

Terrorist attack: a surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims.

I do not see any qualifiers as to the mental state of the terrorist. As far as I know, the accused was never convicted so technically, he is still presumed innocent under that pesky Constitution that we have. If he was mentally disturbed, then why would he have a top clearance and access to anthrax?

Why not include Timothy McVeigh in the list. It happened under Clinton....but something tells me that in your mind only Muslims engage in terrorism and that Christians wouldn't do such a thing. Interesting list that only Muslim names. Ever here of the Irish? Oh nevermind.....it doesn't fit your talking points.

Anonymous

So you admit that voters were being denied to vote don't you? It took a good man (King) & a democrat (Johnson) to help make our constitution work. Republicans motto should be " If you aren't filthy rich F you."

cm.sandusky

@bursting with flavor.

what lies? no sarcasm!!

Anonymous

What state were "they" involved with universal health care?

cm.sandusky

of course there were voters that were denied to vote.. i'm glad that this time is over..
although it did take a republican to end slavery..remember..
and just why does everyone one think that all rebublican are filthy rich??

and i'm no rebuplican....

cm.sandusky

Massachusetts.....The subsidized insurance program at the heart of the state's healthcare initiative is expected to roughly double in size and expense over the next three years - an unexpected level of growth that could cost state taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars or force the state to scale back its ambitions.

Anonymous

During the time Bush jr. was running against Kerry he repeatedly hammered Kerry's war record. It is illegal to proclaim under federal law awards for valor,etc. Kerry has a purple heart among other war awards. Sen McCain at the time of all this called Bush's attacks "disingenuos." (Meaning many things - may take "lack of candor.") Bush was AWOL , that to is a fact. Rob Perry did this. He was Bush's biggest single $$ supporter from Texas. Now Rob Perry is @ his same old dog & pony show with Obama. The flag, religion, etc. Check it out I don't like to lie.

Anonymous

Our income tax came about from President Lincoln to pay for the war. Who will pay for this war? Our children, our grandchildren...........

cm.sandusky

thanks for the info..i'll check it out. as for religion, flag pin etc...i could care less...
i try to stick with the issues, which is almost immposible with today's media.
i don't care what church they belong to, what they smoked or drank 20 some years ago..
i do have to appologize for loosing my cool earlier.
and i'm no democrat either...

Contango

okay.

Anonymous

He was Governor of Massachussetts and early favorite in the Republican Primaries. He is now toted as being strong on the economy.......

Who is Mitt Romney

CORRECT

cm.sandusky

you are correct..

Anonymous

The point is or was that these "attacks" were not a result of Bush's foreign policy.

Typical democrat thinking on your part however, convolute and defect the issue to some minor tangential side point until the real point is lost.

Point is less terrorist attacks under Bush, winning the war on terrorist and a safer USA because of his policy.

Socialized medicine? What are you crazy? I lived in the UK, it was terrible. I ended up paying nearly $1200 a month to have private insurance to use private hospitals, doctors and clinics. If it is so good in the UK, why do they have so many private services and insurance? Socialized medicine does not work. Period, ask anyone from the states that has lived where they have it. Over a certain age, sorry no more dialysis for you… no thank you!

Buy your own health insurance; I don’t want to pay for yours too! Most of these people complaining about heath insurance, how many of them have car insurance? Most of them.

Anonymous

Read the story about the Invention Restaurant? Owners are getting flack for displaying OBAMA sign. Today's Norwalk Reflector.

Anonymous

It is us against them.

MHL

Wow the nonsense I missed by working for a living.80 posts. Unfortunatly us Obama supporters have to go out and work for a living to keep America strong.

Flashback to last evening when I stated Republicans lie , lie loud ,lie often ,until the simple minded sheep flock to their system.

CM is the perfect example!!!

The right wing media strikes again.

Anonymous

"Right Wing Media?" Tell me, does such a place truly exist? Where is this place so that I may go and 'bask' in its unbridled truth oh great swami!

Anonymous

Kind of a misnomer. There is an old adage in democratic societies, and it goes something like this.

"Spend, Spend, Spend. Tax, Tax, Tax. And elect, elect, and elect."

It all goes back to the fact that you don't get something, worth anything, for nothing. Cause if you believe otherwise there is an adage for that also, "There's a sucker born every minute."
Doesn't matter what party or what election, who the president is, or who's in control of congress-GET OUT YOUR WALLET. -G E T U S E T O I T !!!!!

MHL

Well Let me give you a start. Turn on your Tv.
FOx news ,Fair and balanced my azz, any station that employs William Kristol,Bill Oreilly,Sean Hannity. Britt Hume, must I continue.

CNN . They are slightly more balanced than fox,yet stood in lockstep to sell the war in Iraq.

ABC CBS NBC, Same as above actually Phil Donahue stood up against the war and was promptly fired by NBC. Also take nore that they took Chris Matthews and Keith Obermann off their election coverage because they spoke the truth.

Turn on the radio.Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity,Andrew Wilcow.Mike Church,Michael Savage, they`re every wear.

Bottom line is Obama has been under attack for 20 months now and has had to answer every lie ,every conspiracy theory, every piece of BS out there.

John Mccain needs Joe Lieberman behind him to tell him who we are at war against. John McCain talks about the dangers of the Iraq pakistan border(which does not exsist.Yet the media backs off. (He`s a war vet, he`s old .

Now here comes Sarah Palin. Inexperience. Scandal. Crook. Poison. The media has yet to attack her because she`s a woman.

Let`s ask her the same questions about her voting record like we have Obama. Let`s ask her about her venomous hateful church,and does she denounce it .Let`s ask her about the amount of earmarks she asks for yet opposes.

Let`s talk about the campaign for change,and how McCain`s campaign is run by LOBBYISTS. That`s right LOBBYISTs. The same people mcCain _pit Bull are against. WAKE UP AMERICA.

Obama in a stump speech yesterday,stated the first thing I disagree with him. " He said they can`t keep making stuff up,America isn`t that stupid."

Sorry Obama they have been doing it for 40 years. and yes America keeps buying it.

Anonymous

I think I am tired of hearing the exact SAME sound bytes every day from the exact SAME speech she gave at the RNC. Palin is being made to stick to the script and stick to the script and stick to the script. Furthermore, it has now been proven that she is NOT being truthful about several things that she keeps repeating in that sarcastic, self-serving speech of hers, such as she "did not support" the pork-barrel "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska (she DID support it originally) and she's lying about selling that private jet on eBay for a profit (she was never able to sell it and the State of Alaska ended up selling it through an aviation brokerage) and she's lying about firing her chef, which she says disappointed her kids (she re-hired the chef as a nanny and now the chef works for the state). She just keeps repeating that speech and those lies, even though her statements have been shown to be lies. The McCain campaign has gone so far as to say that they will not allow Palin to be interviewed until she is shown "respect and deference" by the media. I say if she took on the running mate position, she should be prepared to be treated like one of the boys, and she deserves no "deference" just because she thinks she was unfairly picked on or because she is a woman. It is obvious that the Republicans are holding off the media as long as they possibly can before we all get to see how Sarah Palin does without their scripting of all her remarks.I hope when Charles Gibson interviews her this week he asks some hard questions...and NOT just stuff about her family or hockey moms or the alleged sexist treatment she and the McCain camp say she has been subjected to since she was chosen as his running mate. That has been hashed and re-hashed for almost 2 weeks now. I want to see if Palin is indeed able to handle herself when she must leave the comfort of that scripted speech behind and is asked more pressing, pertinent questions regarding the economy, foreign policy, etc. I want to see her explain herself when asked about the lies she keeps repeating. I also want to know how her extreme Pentecostal upbringing has affected the way she has governed in Alaska and if and how she could possibly uphold the separation of church and state should she become the vice president or possibly the president. The Republicans don't want us to see the real Palin because then all the excitement surrounding her will fade. More questions arise each day about who exactly Sarah Palin is, and it is slowly but surely becoming apparent that PALIN is actually more like George W. Bush than McCAIN is...and McCain is awful darn close. McCain's campaign manager says this election is "not about issues but personalities". I think not. As a woman, I am not taken in by McCain's choice of Palin, which is a blatant attempt to deflect the attention from the real issue that he does not want to address...which is that he and Palin are NOT change but more of the same.

Anonymous

we are sick of your stupid comments.

Got Cancer?

MHL

I will give Republicans credit for one thing. They do stick to their simple talking points in lockstep. Liberals problem is we are free to think and don`t flock to 1 sheeephearder.That is why our primary lasted longer.But this is too important an election to let them lie their way to victory.

MHL

To Here`s what I think about Palin: Great post, keep speaking the truth. Don`t hold your breath on lightweight Charles Gibson giving you a tough interview though. I`m sure McSame`s camp has already rehearsed it.

Re CM move on: Let her go we don`t need her ignorance.She`s too far gone.

Anonymous

Yep, you're probably right about Gibson. The Republicans chose him for a reason, I'm sure. I bet neither McCain nor Palin would have the guts to be interviewed by Keith Olbermann the way Barack Obama agreed to subject himself to conservative old Bill O'Reilly!

Anonymous

" SIMPLE MATH:

2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS

ISSUE JOHN McCAIN
BARAK OBAMA

Favors new drilling offshore US
JMC: Yes
BHO: No

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it
JMC: Yes
BHO: No

Served in the US Armed Forces
JMC: Yes
BHO: No

Amount of time served in the US Senate
JMC: 22 YEARS
BHO: 173 DAYS

Will institute a socialized national health care plan
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

Supports gun ownership rights
JMC: Yes
BHO: No

Supports homosexual marriage
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

Voted against making English the official language
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals
JMC: No
BHO: Yes

CAPITAL GAINS TAX
MCCAIN
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

OBAMA
28% on profit from ALL home sales. (How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.)

DIVIDEND TAX
MCCAIN
15% (no change)
OBAMA
39.6% - (How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that 'Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.')

INCOME TAX
MCCAIN
(no changes)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!

INHERITANCE TAX
MCCAIN
- 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

OBAMA
Restore the inheritance tax

Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.

NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA !!!!!!
New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet. New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already) New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity) New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least....New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!

You can verify the above at the following web sites:

http://money.cnn.com/news/specia...

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008...

http://elections.foxnews.com/?s=...

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourwor...

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/f...

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/f... "

Anonymous

Talk about misleading. If you beleive all that crap, I have a bridge you can buy at a nice discount.

Anonymous

INCOME TAX
MCCAIN
(no changes)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!

How about single making HALF of $30,000 a year like a lot that live & work around here...help from McCain? No...we don't exist to him. Republican's response to this is just go get another job or 2...then maybe you'll be able to afford a home & our current health plan.

Anonymous

you serve =no Obama not in= yet you move tax crap around. not true & you know it. Affects those in upper most money area who have always had loopholes for avoiding taxes, plus tax shelters. You pick & choose. you distort facts. you lose.

Anonymous

I'ts all right there in Black and White! It's the Marxist Obamas lame plan of re-distribution of wealth. Hey..maybe the Millionaire Dem Poser can write you a check for the additional $23,400 you need to survive but..be prepared to pay the taxes like the rest of us ! ($15,000 for you and $8,400 for your new tax bill=$23,400 just in case that didn't add up for you).

Do you realize, under OSLAMa's plan, if you went from $15,000 annual income to $30,000 income, 56% of your new found income would go to the gov't verses 30% under the current tax laws? that is nearly DOUBLE the taxes.

Makes you want to run out and get that 2nd job..then you can get a third job to pay for his taxes plan!

Under B Hussein's plan more people will be on and STAY on welfare. They won't be able to afford the taxes or will take advantage of entitlements because their lazy. It is a catch 22...and they will CONTROL your life even more.

DO THE MATH! WE ALL LOSE under HIS Socialist plans!!

Anonymous

Let's tax only those making up to $250,000 a year at a rate of 50%. And those making more than $250,000 at 65%. Just think of the money flowing out of the gov't coffers. Wouldn't that be GREAT. Tax those rich BAST*RDS to death!!!

Suddenly, more jobs are leaving America because the incentive to invest in Americans is non-existent. The middle class has disappeared and
WE HAVE BECOME WARDS OF THE STATE.

Those rich BAST*RDS create jobs and pay for those on welfare. They create opportunities for those who are not "entitlement employees". For those who see life beyond welfare...they create SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS. For those who will not settle for the mundane...the rich create opportunities to explore.

Yeah...those rich BAST*RDS they do nothing for me and they don't deserve what they have.

Anonymous (not ...

To MHL:

So you believe that you think for yourself do ya?

And you decided to seriously support and defend Obama when? After he received the Dem nomination?

If it had been Clinton, wouldn't you be supporting her?

Weren’t you originally rootin’ for Comrade Kucinich?

Aren’t you just a reactionary Marxist sheep who'd be supporting a North Korean-made toaster if it were the nominee?

Anonymous (not ...

To Heres an idea:

Nah. Trustfundies like Sens. Kerry and Kennedy, Rep. Pelosi and wealthy Dems like Warren Buffett don’t mind paying income taxes so much because the bulk of their wealth is tied up in tax favored assets and investments.

The Collectivist Dems need to push for legislation for a ‘wealth tax’ where they’re assessed a 1.5 percent annual tax on ALL their accumulated wealth.

When the rich Dems call for a ‘wealth tax,’ then I may begin to believe they’re sincere in their Collectivist nonsense about everyone paying their ‘fair share.’

Even the ‘workingman’s friend,’ the late, wealthy Democratic Sen. Metzenbaum was slick enough to escape high tax Ohio and go to Florida where there’s no income or estate taxes.

Dems aren’t stupid – income tax laws are for the little people.

Anonymous

You think Sen. Obama will save your job?

Read this:

As President, Sen. Obama wants to DOUBLE foreign aid -

‘Fight Global Poverty: Obama will embrace the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty around the world in half by 2015, and he will double our foreign assistance to $50 billion to achieve that goal. He will help the world's weakest states to build healthy and educated communities, reduce poverty, develop markets, and generate wealth.’

This statement is copied from his own website: http://www.barackobama.com/issue...

MHL

Winston: There you go again!!

Seriously if you must know I did vote for Kucinich in the 04 primary.

I voted for Obama in this years primary.

I would support Hillary as she is a great candidate. I just feel Obama has better vision for change in this country.

As for the toaster,I can honestly say I don`t know much about Him or her.You`ll have to give me more info on this candidate.I`m willing to bet though he can match wits with Bush,Cheney,McCain or Palin.

Anonymous

what color lipstick does your wife use

Anonymous

....Dubya with lipstick (instead of limpstick).

Anonymous

I think Mcain is saying and doing whatever he has to do to win.He will still have a Democratic Congress and House.Bush couldn`t get anything done and I don`t think Mcain will either.Palin seems like a good Governor but I don`t feel she knows enough to run this country without Mcain.I`ll probably go with Obama for that those reasons.We do need things to change a lot and I don`t believe a split government will get it done.If Congress and the House were Republican then I would probably vote Mcain.

Anonymous

FreeSpiritTraveler, I think you have lost your brain somewhere along your travels.

You won't vote McCain for President with 22 years and for VP Palin with 2 years because they don't have enough experice for Obama for president with a less than 200 days experince?

Sounds like you smoked a lot of dope on your travels!

Anonymous (not ...

To MHL:

Good of you to admit your political muddle-headedness.

It’s said that admitting you have a problem is the first step to a cure.

Pick up a copy of ‘Libertarianism in One Lesson’ by David Bergland and good luck with your recovery.

In the mean time, beware of lib politicians making promises.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee let's change law and let George Bush have 3rd term. Supreme Court already ignores Constitution so it no matter if they do it here. Bush have 8 years of experience to Obama's 200 days. Bush most qualified. McCain spent 5 years in Asian Prison, he probably get lots of experience there. Chung Lee bet McCain could win lots of contests at Club X with his experience. Chung Lee knows this is good idea.

Anonymous

you sushi wench, I agree with you all the way 4 more years of dubya. Better than my kindergartner learning about sex like Osama(obama) wants and voted for in the illinois senate bill 0094

Anonymous

John McCain has demonstrated with this insane decision that he is unfit to be president of the United States. This was an act of near-criminal negligence. If he can behave this recklessly and impulsively with this decision, the idea of allowing him to become president of the United States is only a smidgen less terrifying than thinking of Palin in that position.

Whatever few doubts I may once have still had about this election, they are resolved now.

Obama has to win. The alternative is unthinkable.

Anonymous

Chung Lee think that you like most religious wackos teach children more about sex than most of the ladies in Bangkok Brothels. Chung Lee also suggest you read the bill you quote and then maybe you would understand that the law was passed to protect children.

Anonymous

Typical liberal position, teach innocent children about sex when 99% are not in danger of sexual assault, why do you liberals want to dictate what is preached to my children when it is my job to educate my children about sex and not to the schools. The silverbacks are the ones that need the education.

Anonymous

to educate my child about sex, not the schools but I belong to a two parent white , not really religous, household

Anonymous

Illinois state bill 0099 was originally mean't for grades 6 through 12 to educate students about sexually transmitted diseases, not child abuse, the 6 was erased and replaced with the letter K, and osama obama voted for it. Do not believe it was about child abuse

Anonymous

eat more blowfish from bad chef

Chung Lee

what shade of lipstick do you use

Anonymous

The 2 "Mavericks" just want to shoot up the world & be modern day buffoons like James Garner's character. "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT". Wouldn't be surprised if McCain "accidentally" dropped the big one on Vietnam if he got in just to get even. Then He & Mrs. Fertility could ride around the oval office on those horse heads with sticks attached wearing cowboy hats playing real live war games. Again...KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE & THE RED BUTTON. The geezer needs to retire & she needs to go back to spitting out kids & get ready to be "Grandma Sarah". Funny now THEY'RE talking "Change". Nothing will change except World War III will come a LOT QUICKER.

Anonymous

telling a wheel chair bound person to stand up. the person being chuck graham a state senator in a wheelchair

Anonymous

Dude take a valium, relax and take a breath, John Mccain does not want a war, the poor guy was tortured in the vietnam war, and I,m sure that in his heart he does not want anyone of our troopers to undergo the same h*ll as he went through. He' the best anti war candidate you have

Anonymous

If you count all the deleted delegates of florida and michigan, and hiary would have won

Anonymous

if all the votes were allowed

cm.sandusky

The Obama campaign doesn’t seem to get that it is running against McCain, not Sarah Palin. They spent the entire Republican convention and the week since attacking the vice presidential candidate. That’s like stabbing the capillaries instead of the arteries. Nobody is going to vote for or against McCain because they want Sarah Palin to be vice president of the United States, or don’t. But Palin has served, and will serve, a key purpose in illustrating and demonstrating what kind of a man John McCain is. She stands as a tribute to his desire to bring change, his willingness to cut loose from the past, and his courage in attempting innovation. No amount of criticism of Palin is going to stop that process. Obama needs to remember who his opponent is.

Anonymous

And if your aunt had ba11s, she'd be your uncle..

Anonymous

His opponents? He knows. Any Republican.

Anonymous

McCain was captured & kept in a POW camp because he was obviously a PI*S-POOR soldier, or he would've NEVER been captured in the first place! And THIS qualifies him to RUN OUR COUNTRY?? Excuse me, but his being a former POW does NOT automatically qualify him to be president! As for his running mate, her every MOVE is "choreographed" to make her more appealing, even though she's even less qualified than HE is. The press has even dubbed her "look" as the "sexy librarian." Talk about a calculating woman. . . hmm.

Anonymous

just WHO is qualified??? hmm!!!

Anonymous

his lipstick remark will send him home packing in november. mark my words...

Anonymous

She is one hot babe. She's got my vote!

Chung Lee

Chung Lee confused. It wrong to tell young children about sex? No be graphic just say certain area adults touch on each other and not with child. Chung Lee brother used to play "pool" with adult neighbors in their basement. Brother see no problem until I tell my father..... my father go to house and I hear yelling and my brother no play pool with them again and they sell house. I was child but something about guys being gay made my father mad. I think my father gave brother education and he stopped playing games and nobody call him Twinkie no more.

No talk leads to bigger problem. Maybe if Palin's daughter would have received education........ she no have baby?

Anonymous

Haven't the people in Ohio had enough? No jobs, high gas..hmm thinks McCain is thinking of you people?? I dont think so.. So if you people in Ohio vote the republicans back into office then you will get exactly what I told all of you you would get eight years ago..So go ahead Vote McCain and see if anyone stays in that state..Good Luck!!! Glad I no longer live there!

Anonymous

My feelings on Sarah Palin is that she appears to be a woman, mother, wife. But that does make her a good
candidate for Vice President, why? Because she is a woman.. No she is NOT Hillary Clinton, and he wouldnt of chosen a woman if it werent for the votes he wanted from Hillary Clinton's fans. So would he of chosen this Sarah Palin--hmmm I dont think so..McCain has no intentions of making any changes he is Bush all over again. VOTE YOUR POCKET BOOK VOTE OBAMA HE IS FOR REAL!!!!

MHL

CM: You keep typing stuff but you really aren`t saying much.Typical republican platform. The fact that John McCain is 72 years old surviving 4 bouts of cancer and 5 years in "The Hanoi Hilton makes his VP pick very important

The fact that he picked Palin shows lack of leadership. He picked her 1) because she is a woman. 2) She is a christian (nazi)conservative.Smart move politically, to try to get the female vote and to bring back the Nazi christian base which he didn`t have.But not a responsible pick.

Obama on the other hand picked Joe Biden. dull choice experienced choice.A man that knows his country and has been author of many a bill. Aman who has been on many oversight commitees. A man who knows foreign affairs. a man who will look him in the eye when he disagrees. I haven`t always agreed with Joe Biden such as when he coauthored rhat terrible bankruptcy bill favoring credit card companies but it was a responsible choice.

Anonymous

When Sarah Palin told the federal gov't she did'nt want their MONEY to build a bridge to nowhere...the Senate tried to pass a bill to shift the money to the victims of KATRINA.

BOTH OBAMA AND OBIDEN VOTED NO AND THE BILL FAILED TO PASS.

OH YEAH THEY FEEL OUR PAIN! Hypocrisy at its finest!

Anonymous

You can look up most of the real scoop on all candidates on:

www.factcheck.org

Anonymous

Obama is right (if that is what he really meant) she IS a PIG! with tramp and tard kids

Anonymous

My friends, stand with me and together, we will change Washington. My friends, I spent five years as a POW in Hanoi, after being careless and dumb enough to be captured. I can't really remember how many jets I crashed before that. But, stand with me, my friends, and we will FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT to change Washington ...oh, and I just can't wait to introduce Gov. Palin to Washington, she's prettier than my rich millioniaress wife. I can't seem to remember how many houses I have either, but, no matter. WE will Change,, oh, ( what's that Cindy, time for my medication. Allright ,dear........GOODNIGHT, JOHN-BOY!!!

Anonymous

You know what mister, I don't care what side of the political fence your on, your out of line. If you don't agree with his policies then vote against his ticket, but you sir would not make a pimple on this mans behind as far as his service to his nation.

Anonymous

You are to report to your 4th grade teacher tomorrow and immediately wear the dunce cap for the balance of the morning. I wish the children would get off this site and go to bed. Us grown-ups can then visit the web sites of the respective candidates, click on the issues that are most important to us, listen to the upcomming debates and cast our votes in 54 days. In the meantime, if somebody has slung some mud at your candidate, check out www.factcheck.org for the real information. There is nothing else to dispute on this blog.

Anonymous

I van vouch for both McSame & Palin they are just like myself they always tell the truth.John may have alziemers & Sarah may not remember that she kept the earmarked money that was to go for the bridge to no where but what the heck it is only a couple hundred million and besides i stand for change all the change i can steal.My running mate John has enough money and houses his wife and he have about seven houses give or take a few.And John can not help it that is not real smart he was fifth from the bottom of his naval academy then went out and crashed five planes not in battle.He spent alot of time drinking and playing around on his first wife then found a billion aire to replace her.Then her daddy financed him in to polotics this is the american way LIE,DRINK,STEAL,then lie some more.John McSame probably cant change his under wear let alone washington.You folks can believe me Richard M.Nixon I after all never lied.As for John &Sarah they sure are alot of fun to watch my with her stupid one liners and his pointing and giving thumbs up all the time they can not lose.So all of you middle income far right wingers go ahead vote for those two clowns and you will not have one home to live in let alone seven.Send him back to arizona and her back to alaska for the good of the country.GO OBAMA & BIDEN 2008

MHL

Riddle me this ? Yes maybe John McCain was out of line but why please tell me why the republicans are allowed to get away with dirty politics and BS.
Do you not remember 4 years ago when they swiftboated war hero John Kerry!!

Anonymous (not ...

In order to broaden his appeal, Sen. Obama is tacking his political message toward the center and is beginning to lose the support of his leftie base. (Nader anyone?)

He's even backtracking on his pledge to tax the rich.

See: http://online.wsj.com/public/art...

McCain, with his pick of Palin is helping to shore up the Repub conservative base.

Liberal San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown writes that the Dems are in trouble:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/ar...

Anonymous

But those civilians had sticks and wooden rakes! He surrendered but he won't give in to terrorists!

Anonymous

How many troops do you know that had their own "film crew" follow them where ever they went and photograph their 'exploits and heroic deeds?' Riddle me that. How many months did Kerry spend in the Hanoi Hilton, or did he evn do one full tour 'in country'?

MHL

Winston Winston Winston: You are a silly old fool.

I ask you to give me a info on this toaster candidate you proudly promoted this morning. You tell me to read a book on how to be a libertarian. I take it that the libertarians are running a toaster candidate. Sounds silly but I love to read I`ll check it out.

I rarely watch tv( Busy working and raising a family,0 but I do love to watch Real Time with Bill Maher who is libertarian and if you missed his show last week he endorsed Obama.

I have also heard many interviews with libertarian Jesse Ventura and he has asked many serious questions about Bush policies. Hard questions about 9-11 and this insane war.

I`m very open to libertarianism. Hell even Howard Stern ran briefly for governor of NY under the libertarian ticket.

But hear is where you lose me. You tell me not to believe democrats promises.

OK check this out. I was born in 65. During that span there have been 4 democratic presidents, 5 republicans. Kennedy was killed , I was too young to remember Johnson ,Nixon who was impeached . All I recall about Ford was the SNL skits where he kept falling down and hitting his head. I hear Carter was a weak president and our economy was a disaster but I also know he was a great humanitarian and won a Nobel peace prize.Reagan already won before I was allowed to vote for the first time which brings me up to date.

I remember Reagan spent most of his second term with Alzheimers. His wife and her astronomer were making political decisions. During this time we sold arms to the contras, and gave Sadam Hussein chemical and biological weapons.

Then came Bush 41 and he brought us a thousand points of light and a recession. He also got us into war. At least he had sense to build a coalition.

Then came Clinton who pretty much fulfilled his promises and we had a great 8 years.

Along came W prez 43.I very much remember his first debate with Gore. And 2 thing stick out.
1) America should not be in the business of Nation building.
2)Gas is almost 2 dollars a gallon actually it was 1.82. That is outrageous. If I were president I would look OPEC in the eye and say "Open up them Spiggots."

Now you tell me who`s Bs I should listen to.

Also check out Obama`s vision.
1) He said we should sit down and talk to Iran. GOP said you can`t negotiate with terrorist . A few weeks later they opened negotiations.
2)We should begina troop withdrawel from Iran. This week Bush followed his leadandwithdrew 8000 troops.
3) We need to deploy more troops to the real war in Afghanistan. Bush followed suit and is now deploying more troops in Aphganistan.Too little too late.
4) we need to change Washington!!! This is suddenly the MCain Palin theme.

Yes I know this is long and boring but it is real and it is fact.Not one liners like 9-11. Evil doers. Tax and spend. Earmarks . Lipstick. Pitbulls, Pigs.War hero.

Winston please tell me why I shouls ever trust republicans?

Anonymous

go take a pill grampa, Btw dufus, I'm not a guy, --if you can't handle the truth too bad... he cheated on his first wife and was an idiot when he wrecked how many planes?? He is really playing the POW card isn't he...he was a POW and now he thinks he is "owed" the presidency..don't think so...you're gonna have to do better than that , moron. McCain is an idiotic politician...just cuz he was a POW doesn't mean he would be a good prez, hell , his health won't last that long...BTW: regarding my other post, don't you know sarcasm when you read it?? Hell his wifey bought him this running mate.

MHL

To :Ref MHL

I think it is unfair of you to accuse our soldiers fighting in Iraq of bringing their own film crews!!!

They are just carrying out their patriotic orders of their Commander in Chief.The film crews belong to Bush and the right wing media that are selling America this farce of a war.

I do not believe Kerry served any time in the Hanoi Hilton. (Your point?)

Anonymous

Sir, I hate to be the one to tell you this but if you were born in 1965, you arrived after JFK was killed (11/1963-Unless your talking about Bobby and he was never president, only running for the nomination). With all your comments about contemporary history you need to get your time lines correct. If your politics is no better than your recall of history, I think I'll vote for the the "other guy".

Anonymous

why does McCain say that so much? It sounds so phoney.

Anonymous

a tramp what does that make McSame, after all he married a rich woman, 15 years junior.

Can you tell I don't like Republicans, not too crazy about those Dems either. They all LIE!!

Anonymous (not ...

MHL wrote: ‘Winston please tell me why I shouls ever trust republicans?’

You shouldn’t. But likewise, your faith in the Democrats except for their desire for an expansion of a more intrusive government into the lives of U.S. citizens is wholly misplaced.

Libertarians are essentially social liberals and fiscal conservatives. Do as you wish, but I don’t want to pay for it.

A more serious candidate than Stern was Kinky Freedman who ran for Texas governor as a Libertarian. Maher ain’t no Libertarian.

The Yippies presidential candidate in 1968 was Pigasus. Maybe that's to whom Obama was referring.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig...(politics).

MHL

To Ref Mhl: Ok you got me like I stated I was too young to remember. ( Hell I wasn`t even born.) So I have lived under evil republican rule longer. Your point??

MHL

To Winston: You love to point out my typos don`t you? Yes my spelling needs improvement and my typing stinks but I do get my point across.

So I gather from your last statement you are endorsing Obama,much like fellow libertarian Bill Maher.Thanks for your support.I`m starting to like this whole libertarian idea!!!!!!!!!!!

After all Obama is certainly much more a social liberal than the McCain-Palin ticket.

And as far as fiscal conservatives and against intrusive government. Bush -Cheney have built up the largest deficit in our nations history. And this big intrusive government he has built with the whole Homeland Security , FEMA, wiretapping stuff. McCaine-Palin plan more of the same.Another endorsement for Obama.

Good to see your coming around . This whole libertarian thing might work.

MHL- Winston Smith 2012. That is if you keep up the good work as I`m Looking hard at that toaster also!!

MHL

If the eight years Clinton was in office were so great, why did the Dems get booted out of the White House in the next election? Gore should have won easily...and please, don't tell me that Republicans stole the election.

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