Friday, September 26, 2008
iReporters to be featured in CNN debate panel

Four iReporters are making their CNN television debuts Saturday evening. kbrown0419 , zennie62 , maggiedo , and mongo9584 are headed to New York City, where they'll participate in a post-debate panel discussion live on the air and have a chance to share their opinions and ask questions. Their topic of discussion? What Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama didn't say in the debate. The iReporters will be joined by expert panelists like CNN business correspondent Ali Velshi, State Department correspondent Zain Verjee, and commentator Roland Martin. Watch them live Saturday at 8 p.m. ET during CNN's "What They Didn't Say…In The Debate." And be sure to watch McCain and Obama face off tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Put your thoughts from the debate on video, and you could be the next iReporter featured on CNN!

258 Comments
September 26, 2008
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Perhaps I could go next time? :D

September 26, 2008
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I have a question. I would like to know if either candidate is willing to do a full audit of the Gold Reserve at Fort Knox. which the name has been changed to Deep Gold Reserve. The last audit that has been done was in the 1950 and then that was only a parcial audit of "one vault". My concern is the conflicting reports put out by the Federal Reserve and the report from Fort Knox, as well as the name change of the gold Reserve to Deep Gold reserve. Also if either candidate is willing to authorize this FULL AUDIT are they willing to make the audit public and maybe even televised. i am finding it hard to trust any "supposed reports" being published from the Federal reserve and it's accuricy.

September 26, 2008
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How many times is Obama going to say "John McCain is right."  Sounds like he doesn't have a mind of his own.

September 26, 2008
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I am just curious as to why Senator McCain cannot bring himself to look at Senator Obama during the debate?

September 26, 2008
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I understand what Senator McCain has been through and why he has so much focus on defense spending.  We are not a country of WAR we live our day to day lives in schools, hospital, houses and consume energy, what about those things?  Remember us back home as well, I am a veteran as well and I fought better knowing that my family was back home comfortable...that  would have a home to go back to.

September 26, 2008
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I find that curious as well...he is lying and twisting things to make personal attacks.  America wants someone wo will take care of us.  Take care of the lowest bitter not just international influences and the rich

September 26, 2008
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The morgage loan companies have used bogus excessively increase housing values to give second morgage and re-finance loans to innocent homeowners.... Why doesn't the government use our money to re-adjust this theft????

And let the average American get back to living their life in a real value housing market???? With an affordable home loan based on the real value of their home.... BAIL OUT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN THAT HAD THEIR EQUITY STOLEN....NOW!!!!

September 26, 2008
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USsoldiers?...that is called humility. He is not there to cut him down he is there to speak on how hecan make a change.  McCain is so focused on making little random jabs at Senetor Obama's policies.  Lying and twisting things around...he doesn't have to hit below the belt

September 26, 2008
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tsg

How come nobody ever recognizes that the surge wouldn't have worked if the Iraqi people hadn't cooperated because they were tired of the violence.

The surge didn't work.

They just got lucky that the Iraqi's got fed up.

I don't think any of them understand Middle Eastern mindset.

September 26, 2008
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I agree with McCain that North Korea is a concern....

September 26, 2008
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I'm curious to know...

 

Has anyone noticed how many times McCain looked at Obama? My count is rarely!

 

 

I consider that to be extremely disrespectful.

 

 

Any thoughts?

September 26, 2008
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I agree strongly with Obama's position on Russia....

September 26, 2008
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It is not a good move on his part...you should always respect your opponent. It makes him seem shady.

September 26, 2008
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We need to fire the moderator, this is the most out of control debate I have ever seen, there was a reason they always had Tim Russert do them, we need someone like Lou Dobbs who can control these two.

September 26, 2008
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We think this is disrespectful toooo!!!! My grandaughter (16) and I (54) were just commenting about McCain not looking at Obama and even laughing or snickering at times....

September 26, 2008
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Here are  my comments to Obama:

 

You were direct, succinct, commanding, strong-voiced, authoritative, and precise on your answers.  You were not too "professorial", or too "meandering; and, you did not use the tired "stump speech quotes" that McCain kept resorting to.  When McCain tried to seem "decisive" by saying, "we need a freeze on spending", you perfectly retorted by connecting with the American people to point out that these cuts would hurt education and health care.  You interrupted McCain at exactly the right moments, only on a few critical points, to make a stand that he was basically lying.  One lie, which he could not retort, was that you taxed income levels of 45,000.  This showed strength and domination over McCain.  You also made several direct eye contacts with the camera (TV viewers at home), which is the beginning of making a connection with the American people.  You were diplomatic enough to McCain by pointing out that he was right on some points, without going overboard to give him credit for anything.   You always ended those diplomatic comments with something he had done wrong, and how you would fix it.  Frankly, I never expected you to come out stronger than McCain on the foreign policy debate, but you did.  Flawless!

 

McCain was weak-voiced and never made eye contact with the TV viewers.  In fact, many times his eyes were downturned.  This is a sign of deceit and insincerity.  McCain also sounded unsure and "scripted" by using so many of his "stump speech" stories and quips.  He had noting new to say.  He repeated his typical habit of injecting military experiences into almost every answer he gave, even the ones on the economy.  Inappropriate, and a dead giveaway that he was trying to turn the conversation away from the economic questions.  McCain made several sarcastic faces during your answers which appeared unprofessional and, frankly, eerie!

 

I have been a Republican supporter of yours since you started your primary race.  I have never been more proud of you than I was tonight.  Great Job!!!  I only hope I can contribute the rest of my career and life to doing as much good for the world as you have done is just a short time.

 

Thank you for running for President.

September 26, 2008
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NObamab-watching the debate, and McCain is strong.  President McCain-NOT  vice pres-Palen--but PRESIDENT JOHN MCCAIN-is a REAL PARTICIPANT==== Nobama is an handsome, sweet spoken------very compelling GO NOWHERE but down -


candidate.    JOHN MCCAIN IS THE REAL THING.

OBAMA CHANGES HIS OWN NAME (BARRY OBAMA via roll call in his youth----


JOHN MCCAIN TOOK POW ABUSE AFTER REJECTING AN EASY OUT.....WHILE BARRY WAS HUMMING THROUGH HAWAII, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.

          WE NEED A LEADER, NOT A ROCK STAR....

September 26, 2008
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WE STRONGLY SUPPORT OBAMA.... TIME FOR CHANGE!!!! No more lies.... WE THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE.... WANT A LEADER WHO CARES ABOUT US!!!!

September 26, 2008
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I a retired soldier, and John McCain doesn't have a clue about the world today. He is so out of touch with the average American wants and needs. This financial problem the country is going through does not take a CPA to fix. Bush and his Wall Street advisors are using the same old scare tactics to get their way. What has happened to America? When did we become so scared as a nation? I just returned from Europe after working there for a peoriod of time and I'm shocked at the fear and disengaged attitude of my fellow citzens. How did we just give the country over to a man that could have been on the game show "Am I smarter than a Fifth (5) grader." McCain is just a copy of Bush and his on party didn't want him to represent them. He won by the luck of the draw.

September 26, 2008
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I agree strongly on all issues...McSane will snap and have NO answer as his VP Pig Palin has. "I can see Russia from my house"! what a joke-John throw the towel in and go home; if you have trouble on which house to go to ask someone. And driving shouldnt be a problem for you...you have 13 vehicles and two are foreign....hmmmmm. Any of them should lead you and "whats the Bush Doctrine"? down the road to nowhere.

September 26, 2008
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I noticed that during a cut away shot to the audiences watching the debate live, that the democrat audience was shown to be an entire theater of african americans and the republican audience is apparently 6 white women. shame on you CNN ,your subliminal input to influence the election and create a racial rift between the two parties is deplorable. Is their really racial tension in this country or is that fire actually fueled and fanned by the media?

September 26, 2008
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Are you seriously holding that against him...I see why you suport that old man...you are petty and narrow minded as well.  You sound like those pathetic commercials...a sad attempt to take away from the issues.

September 26, 2008
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What made me very nervous during the entire 1 hour of the debate is the "fac"t that Senator McCain has YET to look Senator Obama in the eye! He has not even given a peek towards Senator Obama's podium! What gives with that??

 

At least Senator Obama has looked directly into the camera on a few occasions and addressed the American public, and I like that! He has even looked straight at Senator McCain; with no problem, and I like that! I am an Independent voter, and has been listening very, very closely to the debate, is it official that Senator McCain actually voter FOR the war?!!

 

Senator  McCain, look us in the eye already!!!!

September 26, 2008
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We agree with Senator Obama's multiple solutions to the energy crisis.

September 26, 2008
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Again with the CNN camera tricks

September 26, 2008
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FIRE THE MODERATOR, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This guy is the worst

September 26, 2008
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The host isn't interjecting at points when he should; McCain does not even seem to acknowledge anyone but himself. I've noticed that about him, not just on this debate.

September 26, 2008
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Ok, how is that anyone can want to elect a man that claims he looked into a man's eye and all he saw were the letters K.G.B? Do people not remember Mccarthy? Is America really on a witchhunt? I have to believe that the American people are too intelligent to fall for this.

September 26, 2008
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CNN= biased democratic reporting in other countries its called propaganda, CNN not reporting, shame shame.

September 26, 2008
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MAUREENWHEAT -Goes to show you, who relates to the normal people in America! OBAMA does! John McCain had it easy in life with a silver spoon in his mouth. So what if Obama came from the other sides of the tract but WHO has a better education betweem Obama and McCain???

 

Stop all of these unfair labels just because people are different and were not born rich!!! I guess you just clarified that Republicans are NOT for American citizens who were raised poor or less fortunate. You better be careful what you ask for MAUREEN, because with the hundreds of thousands of foreclosures and job losses, YOU may be in the same category as the ones who have been struggling!!!

September 26, 2008
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One of the most disturbing facts about this debate, is the fact the McCain can't even look Obama in the face.  McCain has not once looked at him.  It is quite evident that race still plays a big part in this country and unfortunately, it is very blatant in this 2008 debate.

September 26, 2008
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Were is Senator McCain Flag Pin

September 26, 2008
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is anyone even listening to senator Obama? I say not. blah, blah , blah.

September 26, 2008
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AA Gallant - I agree with your post. You said - "The host isn't interjecting at points when he should; McCain does not even seem to acknowledge anyone but himself. I've noticed that about him, not just on this debate".

 

Convince me! As an Independent voter, please convince me!!

September 26, 2008
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I wish those so called undecided voters would tell the real truth.  They are only using that tag to continue hiding the fact that many of them don't like John McCain,but rather than vote for an african-american, they choose to vote for a dumb,man, who just happens to be white.  It is 2008 and time for racism to die along with the Civil War.  What is is it going to take for this country to realize that the Black man is not their enemy.  The enemy are those illegal immigrants who are taking all of our jobs, taxing our social systems, and will eventually run us out of our own country.  As long as America continues to try and hide from racism, the longer it will take for this country to move forward.  Giving Obama a chance to fix this country is no worst than giving a warmed-over, ex-actor, the highest position in the land.  If Reagan was good enough to be president, give Obama a chance, who is certainly educated, well poised, and very intelligent.  America, wake up.  IF OBAMA IS NOT THE ANSWER, MCCAIN CERTAINLY ISN'T.

September 26, 2008
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That is a great point "Maybe1"...the middle and lower class are the ones who make up the backbone of this country.  Don't neglect us...you will find your money will not get you very far.  How selfish!

September 26, 2008
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A silver spoon in his mouth? you gotta be kidding me, the man is a certified war hero that suffered more than most of us can even imagine.

September 26, 2008
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We want to be convinced, without effort in contact it's less likely for any of us to be convinced. Just stating!

September 26, 2008
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McCain needs to stop riding his capture during war.  There are other issues...lets address...this is the only subject he is SOMEWHAT knowledgeable of....lets move on

September 26, 2008
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i agree with icitall. McCain hasnt looked Obama in the face except to blink at him a couple of times. hes going to kick bucket any minute now.

September 26, 2008
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In response to TPSNS, it seems everybody else is listening to OBAMA,except you.  Maybe the problem isn't with not listening; maybe you don't like what he is saying because you know it is the truth.  I feel sorry for anybody who continues to dislike a man because of the color of his skin, and you know, that is why you have the attitude you do.

September 26, 2008
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The only "tactic of debate" McCain is using is the fact he's a veteran- we all get it John, we all get it!!!!

September 26, 2008
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McCain needs to give it up.  Everytime he starts to speak I get sleepy.  I am so sick of the pow stuff, it is sad how he's pimping that horrible situation.

September 26, 2008
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why are we as a country hanging out in iraq  and way does mc cain continue 2 bring up the issue of iraq and not address the problem with pakistan and al queda  as i see it we need 2 sddress the the problem with bin laden and the tribal regions of pakistan and also the problem of russia n georgia and not stay n the past

September 26, 2008
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President O needs to hit Fossil Cain with some zingers.  Like Sen. McCain is pulling figures out of lulu land, America needs realistic economic tax cuts and prudent spending.  And STOP saying that mother lover is correct or absolutely right…

September 26, 2008
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No I'm not illiterate there are a few type Os's in my last post but I'm sure the message was received. McLame has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel with a pit bull soccer mom as his back up. Pit Bulls have been known to turn on their masters. Is that the reason McLame put a muzzle on her. She is just a female version of Old "Dub Ya". All bark no bite. After her last 3 interviews they told her to shut up. To all conservatives, I respect your choice and your loyalty to your party. I'm also loyal to mine. However, Accept the fact that your representative this election year is not one of you and he does not really represent your values. So accept what is about to happen, go home and regroup and we'll see you again in 4 years.

September 26, 2008
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long live president McCain and goodnite

September 26, 2008
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Senator Mccain keeps on using 'Senator Obama don't understand!' But i think Sen. Mccain uses this phrase to lower than his internal tensions as a defense mechanism - as probably advised by his advisor. But the fact is he is not able to answer some of the questions that is asked and keeps of repeating some streotypical answers which we all have heard a lot.

I personally think that Sen. Mccain is the one who needs understand the situation better.

Cameron, Boston MA

September 26, 2008
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Obama won hands down!!!

September 26, 2008
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I sincerely do not appreciate how McCan't tried to demean and put down Senator Barack.  I also do not appreciate how he lied constantly on Obama, like he as breathing.  That just tells me he will lie when if he becomes President. I feel real bad for his soul he needs to search it.  No matter what McCan't says he cannot convince me to vote for him and I would never vote for McCan't he will take our country under worse than it is, every republican president always does.  He also had the nerve to so called suspend his campain.  He is a punk.  I do not care how much POW experience he has.  I am frustrated with him.  I will not watch another debate because I know who I am voting for regardless, it will not be McCain.

September 26, 2008
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you couldnt fix anything...you McSane have flip flopped on sooooo many issues; who in their right mind would vote for you. Many, many more men and women have fought in war time and YOU are NOT the only human being who has. My advice to you and your campaign is to readjust. Even at that you are not mentally or physically (though I commend your service) able to be President and she is sure not ready to be where she is even as a candidate. So anyone who has or is Mayor can be where Mrs. "Cram session" is, then anyone can be a Vice Presidential Candidate. What a joke. THIS IS A COUNTRY, A NATION of people from coast to coast want to see a change. People are hurting and hurting worse with each new day. We've seen where experience got us....NOWHERE! Does that word sound familiar...if not heres another for you---"Thanks but no thanks"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This country has come down to race or "Mrs. Congenality"...SAD SAD SAD

September 26, 2008
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McCain has no PLACE in the white house he is not President material

September 26, 2008
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LADYBJ - goes to show you how ANOTHER REPUBLICAN gives clarity to WHAT you really want to say about Senator Obama! Don't cover it up, say what you really mean! How's a HARVARD grad dumb!! Are YOU that dumb to read what you saying??? Then you go straight to the illegal immigrants, here goes clarity again from a REPUBLICAN! Are you saying that if we don't look like JOHN MCCAIN, we have no chance??!

 

For your info, I was a Democrat! But honestly, I have been tired of the SAME OLD PROFILE ON CAPITOL HILL!! Give me something new, especially the economy and health care!! As a twice survivor of breast cancer, and who lost three sisters, four first cousins and a paternal Aunt, I want HEALTHCARE, good HEALTHCARE!! Be careful how you point your crooked fingers!!

 

 

By the way LADY, I would like to think that my Dual Masters Degrees in Political Science will shine for something!!

September 26, 2008
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Insead of loyalty to yor party try being loyal to the american quality of life!  Are yo serious listen to both sides and vote for the best one...turn your screen of and LISTEN, disregard political parties we need help and this is not the time for high school "clicks"

September 26, 2008
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You know I keep reading and hearing about Senator Obama being an actor! HELLO??!!! Am I miing something here! UHHHH, Ronald Reagan, Arnold Swartzneger, Fred Thompson, need I go on??? Or do you folks; who keeps saying that Senator Obama is an actor, listening to yourselves, or DO YOU NOT RECALL????

September 26, 2008
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MAYBE1.  SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE NOT SO SURE ABOUT YOUR SELF ANYWAY.  WHAT TYPE OF NAME IS THAT.  I DO NOT ARE ABOUT YOUR DEGREE.  YOU SOUND SILLY.

September 26, 2008
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Long live President McCain

September 26, 2008
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It is so clear that McCain is the next President of the US!  Obama acts like he's in kindergarten and McCain is the principal who has already earned his place.  Can't Obama remember JOHN's name?  It would've been funnier if Lehrer called Obama a different name, that is very similar!!  Obama scares the pants off of me!

September 26, 2008
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I think Senator McCain seemed really out of touch and kept repeating the "same old, same old". Senator Obama seemed to at least address the questions and didn't always say something against McCain, like McCain always made sure he did in his comments.  To me, Senator McCain seemed weak, condescending and at times belittleing and that is not strength.

September 26, 2008
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President McCain won the debate despite CNN camera tricks

September 26, 2008
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I think before you can be a President of the United States of America and call yourself a Patriot, you have to learn to look another person (man or woman, white, black or brown) in the eyes.  I did not observe once tonight when McCain addressed any questions, answers or challenges to Obama's face.  I was a swing voter; however, after tonight I have decided that I want a President that can look me in the eyes and any one else that he may view as opposition.

September 26, 2008
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*RESPONSE TO PURZEL63* I agree! McCain seems to constantly shoot Obama down, while Obama is trying to defend his own self.

September 26, 2008
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All you democrats ,get used to how that sounds President McCain, President McCain, President McCain.

September 26, 2008
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Its time that this country realize other countries are not as easily swayed by our so called status in the world.  We can no longer approach other countries with an arogant attitude.  After all, these countries are just as smart, or smarter than us.  I agree with Obama.  If we want to negotiate and bring everybody to the table, we have to go about it with a more positive, vs. negative attitude.  Otherwise, we will continue to be ignored, and eventually, the laughing stocks of the world.  We better learn how to sit down and talk to people without conditions. Because, people,  don't have to talk to us, at all.  We don't own, nor control, the rest of the world.  Get with it, McCain.

September 26, 2008
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I would also like to add that I watched the debate on PBS, and therefore I saw no camera tricks...I do not believe that a camera can manipulate a person not looking another person in the eyes.

September 26, 2008
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President McCain

September 26, 2008
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I pray for our country in the hands of McCain...he is not for the people wasn't htat what this country is supposed to be about.  My ancestors were forced t be part of this....fought for respect and became members of society.  People risk their lives coming to this country for a principal that we take for granted because we want to be tied into race and age.  this election will effect our lives, our everyday lives don't pay it lightly.  i don't care about McCain's age, No matter what Obama's color is, we are in danger.  America needs to be proactive not reactive, quite with the simple bull$hit and fix what is wrong.  We NEED CHANGE! the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.  Give the man 4 years to try...you gave that retarded puppet George Bush 8 years!!

September 26, 2008
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tpsens, you have your head stuck in the headlights, just like McCain.  Nobody in their right mind would vote for McCain.  Go find your brain.

September 26, 2008
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Hsa Palin got lockjaw? Why is McCain keeping her away for the press?

September 26, 2008
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OBAMA TO THE RESCUE, TO SAVE OUR U.S OF A!

 

*TPSENS* Get used to how THIS sounds: President Obama, President Obama, President Obama, President Obama, President Obama, President Obama, President Obama!!!!!

September 26, 2008
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MCCAIN DID NOT LOOK AT OBAMA ONCE DURING THE ENTIRE DEBATE, HHHHMMMMM....

September 26, 2008
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Its out of being polite that he didn't look him in the eyes, otherwise he would have started laughing at Senator Obama, long live President McCain

September 26, 2008
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AAGallant

 

THANK YOU.  THANK YOU.  AT LEAST SOMEBODY IS LISTENING, BECAUSE TPSENS CERTAINLY ISN'T.  I LOVE IT.  PRESIDENT OBAMA.

September 26, 2008
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Tpsens you are an idiot...go to bed.  I feel like i lose brain cells every time I read your blog!! Make a oint...don't be a sheep.

September 26, 2008
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I AM SOOOOO TIRED OF McCAIN REPEATING THE FACT THAT HE SERVED IN THE MILITARY, HE WAS ONE OF MANY, HE DID NOT TAKE ON THE WORLD BY HIMSELF. HE REALLY SHOULD TALKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE IF HE COMMITED FAMILY VALUES AND AMERICAN VALUES, THEN WHY........DID HE CHEAT ON HIS WIFE AFTER HE RETURNED FROM BEING A P.O.W?

 

"STOP TALKING ABOUT THE PAST WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY"

September 26, 2008
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I find it to be of the utmost disrespect to not look a person in the eye when they are speaking to you. How do you intend to receive the respect of the world without looking them in the eye?  Do you believe that a President is respecting you, if they listen to you without ever once appealing to your insight, by looking you in the eye?

September 26, 2008
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T.K.O. in one round, Long live President McCain.

September 26, 2008
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If McCain didnn't look Obama in the eyes it's because he is just so amazed that he has to stand there with such an amateur!  Obama's only strength is preaching and speechmaking--not a President does make!  He learned it from Rev. Wright, his anti-American pastor!  McCain is American through and through.  Not 'proud for the 1st time' like Mrs. Obama.

September 26, 2008
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TPSENS, obAMA COULD CARE LESS THAT CAPTAIN GERIATRIC MCCAIN DIDN'T LOOK AT HIM.  HE PROBABLY COULD'NT SEE HIM.  GET WITH IT.  YOU ARE SO REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TYPICAL JERK.  WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN OBAMA WINS?  GO CRAWL IN YOUR HOLE, PLEASE.

September 26, 2008
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Fairwell all! It was great to learn all others opinions and share my own.

September 26, 2008
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TPSENS, do you work for a boss that doesn't look you in the eye?  I do.  And I am telling you that I have no respect that person.  Just because I am younger and less "experienced", does not discount that I have worked to be where I am.  I have tried to my hardest to be respected in my field.  And in my opinion, it is a bad reflection on my elders for them not to take the time to look me in the eye if they disagree.  If they disagree, that is fine.  Give me your ideas.  I will look you in the eye as you present them.

September 26, 2008
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PRESIDENT MCCAIN MY ASS!!!!!!

September 26, 2008
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I'm so glad someone else is tired of McCain's same ..."when I was a POW" routine. I totally respect the fact that he is a POW but lets move on already. And just because you were a POW doesn't make you an expert on war.

September 26, 2008
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yes it does

September 26, 2008
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Where was McCains flag pin?

September 26, 2008
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Mr. McCain how many times were you stop-lossed?

September 26, 2008
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oh please now Cnn is playin kissy face with the democrates

September 26, 2008
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I can't believe that none of the CNN pundits have even mentioned that McCain did not once look at Obama. I am very surprised no one has brought this up. It was very poor form on McCain's part, a real turnoff in my opinion. Extremely snide and condescending. Obama was very strong in my opinion. McCain weak (partly because he would not look Obama in the eye even once).

September 26, 2008
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NICOLE, SENATOR MCCAIN'S SUPPORTER.  YOU ARE SO FULL OF IT.  OBAMA IS SMART, ELOQUENT, AND MADE MCCAIN LOOK STUPID.  THE ONE WHO DID NOT UNDERSTAND IS MCCAIN.  HE STILL DOESN'T UNDERSTAND IT.  AT LEAST BARRACK OBAMA HAD THE SENSE AND GOOD JUDGEMENT TO PICK A MORE EXPERIENCED VP.  A MAN WHO PICKED SUCH A STUPID, DUMB, IGNORANT VP CANDIDATE COULD NEVER MAKE GOOD JUDGEMENTS IN MY EYESIGHT.   LADY, PLEASE.  YOU AND JOHN MCCAIN SUPPORTERS NEED TO STOP LYING ON OBAMA AND GET DONW TO THE REAL ISSUES.  STOP THE LYING, PLEASE. STOP FABRICATING EXPERIENCE.  The american people are not stupid.

September 26, 2008
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The evil part of me hopes Senator Obama actually gets elected

September 26, 2008
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Uhmm did any1 notice that Joe Biden Spoke for the dems on the debate, after the debate. But Rudie "Julihoney" spoke for the reps? Was Palin busy seeing Russia from her house again?

September 26, 2008
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The hope of me hopes that your evil part comes true.  Because your "evil part" is the American dream for everyone else.

September 26, 2008
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you know how cnn does fact check...why cant we fact check the pronunciation of other countries as well as common english words like "Nuclear". McCain may have more experience but as long as you keep referring to Iran as I-RAN, Iraq as I-RACK, Pakistan as Pack-is-tan - the people or the leaders of those countries will never listen to you because you've already disrespected them. By the way, why cant republicans pronounce Nuclear...when did nuclear become noo-coo-lar.

 

DUMBA$$E$!!!

September 26, 2008
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My advice is John boy didnt hit on the economy or give "5 points" as Obama did right on the beginning. Can someone tell me when the real McSane and Pig Palin will appear. Can anyone help with this?? John is not fundamentally...lmao...capable of being President of the American people. Pig Palin is still looking for that answer that Katy Couric asked her on their interview...ha what a joke. And i know what house he can take over.....and its in Alaska at Pig Palins'. Cause from there he can see Russia and see Putan fly over while their having tea together and he explaining still to her what the Bush Doctrine is, and if she agrees with it. They may be there awhile. How many times must Americansnot allbe slapped before they wake up and if not a gambler; this is the time to gamble on change and good change--


you and yours!!!!!!!!! Make that decision when you go to the polls. Make a difference, he is smart, he has been where alot of Americans are and made it where he is today...and another thing that bothers me is this thing that people moan and gripe about the 28,500.00 a plate meal...well, I'd rather eat there than the 10,000.00 plate of rice and chicken John boy had. And the last month Obama has raised 62 million and the month before that 54 million; if a man can raise that kind of money-its a no brainer. NO ONE has forced anyone to go to his speeches or benefits, THEY CHOSE TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 26, 2008
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Goodnite to all the President McCain supporters as well as the Senator Obama supporters

September 26, 2008
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Just like Fox plays patty cake w/ the republicans!!  HANITY PLEASE!!!!! ID SAY GET A JOB BUT YOUR PRES> MADE IT A LITTLE HARD SO GET A NEW p/c!!!!

September 26, 2008
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As Obama said "John is right" It was an awsome debate for McCain. Obama was definatly schooled by the end! It will be nice to put all of "John's" experiance to work for the country. Obama should not have called him out as McCain showed respect and knowledge of every subject and his experiance definatly placed him in another class than Obama!

September 26, 2008
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good night everybody.  enjoyed participating.  TPSENS, get a life.  Go find a sandbox to play in.  Come back when you grow up.

September 26, 2008
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Isn't it just like democrates to resort to cursing and name calling when they have no valid point to make? goodness, such bad words Mr. Wolf

September 26, 2008
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DECENT DEBATE

Looks like Obama can relate to Americans current and future needs and showed detailed plans regarding many issues - That show's victory to me!

McCain was courteous but spent most of his time saying Obama's wrong and defending a distracting war that we should not be in. That's defeat!

September 26, 2008
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Thank You, goodnite

September 26, 2008
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were just sick of seeing you reps. overseeing the truth.. you guys cant be serious with those jokes you call candidates!!!

September 26, 2008
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tpsens...us "democrates" would like to point out that all answers are backed up with facts and plans. Republicans just draft something about $700B with a comprehensive "3 page" plan and expect everyone to go with it.

September 26, 2008
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I found it extremely troubling that when asked to address Senator Obama directly that Senator McCain could not once look him directly in the eye. God love all our troops overseas and I wish all their families my prayers but I did find that Senator McCain went back to taking care of them and not cutting back on veterans care and programs. But have we forgotten that it was under President Bush, who was ushering them off into harms way that, we found such appalling conditions for them to return home to when they needed care at Walter Reed hospital? No Americans want to see any of our veterans come home to such things. Again I wish my sincere thoughts and prayers to all those families who are making such huge sacrifices and especially those who have made the greatest sacrifice of all which is the death of a loved one. Going back to the debate however I do find that Senator Obama had a greater vision of the future needs of America and would offer a better base to handoff to the future Americans and not some stop gap measures to get us thru untill the next President gets elected and is given such an abominal situation to work with. Let us not forget that all this talk of what "I would do as President" goes nowhere without the support of Congress who actually passes the bills presented. The resounding issue we need to overcome as a nation is not the left or the right but rather the good of the nation.

September 26, 2008
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JOHN MCCAIN SAID YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT A PERSONS RECORD.

 

1. THE LAST TIME WE HAD A THRIVING ECONOMY WAS WHEN THE DEMS WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

 

2. JOE BIDEN HAS MORE EXPERIENCE THAN PALIN EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE OBAMA "RECOGNIZE WHO YOU WOULD BE LEAVING THE FATE OF THE COUNTRY IN BY TAKING A CHANCE ON PALIN AS VP"

 

3. WITH THE REPUBLICAN RECORD, YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF ...ARE YOU A DEM OR REPUB WHEN THEY GAS PRICES OR THE FAILING ECONOMY EFFECTS YOUR POCKET BOOK? YOU'RE NEITHER, "YOU ARE AN AVERAGE CITIZEN" THINK ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU VOTE, JOHN MCCAIN IS NOT GOING TO COME AND HELP YOU OUT WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH, BUT OBAMA SIDES WITH THE AVERAGE CITIZEN..EVERYTIME!

September 26, 2008
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CNN continues to attempt to influence the election,the analyst scorecards say that American's are not smart enough to decide, so the six analyst are telling us who won, CNN why not put a banner across the screen "CNN for OBAMA"

September 26, 2008
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The fact that McCain chose Palin as a possible VP should be enough to know who to vote for. We have to keep in mind that the VP is next in line as President of the United States if anything shall happen to the President. These blind people who are for the "Bulldog  with Lipstick", what because she is a woman, are simply fools. Come on people. Stop looking so much at REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT... We have to get this country lead by a powerful, level-headed, even-tempered, NOT SO I'M RIGHT YOUR WRONG Leader. I totally respect Obama for admitting when he thought McCain was right about something, if he agreed with him. That makes him a bigger man. At least Obama gave McCain respect, VERY MUCH UNLIKE MCCAIN, who couldn't even look directly at Obama... So there!!!

September 26, 2008
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its got to match fox's banner that says FOX FOR FAILURE VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN

September 26, 2008
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A CNN BANNER FOR OBAMA WOULD BE GREAT!I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT

September 26, 2008
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I am very proud of McCain, I think we will be in safe hands with him, He led a very strong lead in debate, and was that droplets of sweat I saw on Senator Obama's brow when faced with the obvious questions of world wide events that He simply did not even have a clue? Gee, also great idea to inform the news and everybody when we plan to pull out of the terrorists territory. I am so McCain It's not even funny.

September 26, 2008
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Injoy, I take it you have been converted to Senator Obama's camp. Another fundamental problem with politics in America- can we not make our own decisions based on our own beliefs or are you so persuaded by our political shows that what cnn decides is important is what will swing your vote? Whow gives a damn what they are saying- they bring up points for us to ponder but we as Americans must be able to think with our minds and our beliefs and what is right for the nation as a whole and not be persuaded by the fundamental difference of left verses right- republican or democrat- I don't care what side they are on but rather what is right for myself, my children and my neighbor. And that is for all of us.

September 26, 2008
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Novice Obama does not recognise that there are some things that have been tried and failed, when pointing this out he still is arrogant to say I have a plan. What Plan? The country is in dire need of leader and you have not brought that to the table before now...Please. You were literally schooled throughout the whole debate. Either you did not study or are just to Brash to say that you were wrong. Of course Obama looked at the camera he is an actor not a leader..McCain married money, Obama was born with it the only siver spoon was the Smooth talking Democrat. so when joey open his mouth and constantly puts down his running mate that is okay? Biden will be gone after Oct 2 so get a new line.

September 26, 2008
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One last addon to my previous comment-MY NEIGHBORS DON'T LIVE ON WALL STREET!

September 26, 2008
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actuous, its really sad how you saw a totally different debate tonight than I saw. I didn't see no droplets of sweat on Obama's brow but I saw a very great leader stand there on the stage and his name will be President Barack Obama this coming January.

September 26, 2008
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I am pissed off!!!-at the media on CNN. The American voters have the ability to analyze the campaign and debates.  Voters are not deaf, dumb, or stupidvoters have brains to determine who won the debate or who lost without the Media democratic scorecards--fat girls, pretty girls, old men and some who don't no who they are to decide on their behalf.  Media, get a grip!  You are losing it!  Obama didn't win!  Voter's lost because CNN Media deprived the voter's of the enjoyment of watching the debate with members of their families.

September 26, 2008
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I am pissed off!!!-at the media on CNN. The American voters have the ability to analyze the campaign and debates.  Voters are not deaf, dumb, or stupidvoters have brains to determine who won the debate or who lost without the Media democratic scorecards--fat girls, pretty girls, old men and some who don't no who they are to decide on their behalf.  Media, get a grip!  You are losing it!  Obama didn't win!  Voter's lost because CNN Media deprived the voter's of the enjoyment of watching the debate with members of their families.

September 26, 2008
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I am pissed off!!!-at the media on CNN. The American voters have the ability to analyze the campaign and debates.  Voters are not deaf, dumb, or stupidvoters have brains to determine who won the debate or who lost without the Media democratic scorecards--fat girls, pretty girls, old men and some who don't no who they are to decide on their behalf.  Media, get a grip!  You are losing it!  Obama didn't win!  Voter's lost because CNN Media deprived the voter's of the enjoyment of watching the debate with members of their families.

September 26, 2008
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losing respect for CNN quickly!

September 26, 2008
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Senator McCain is proud of a war that was based on lies? Where are the weapons of mass destruction? We criticize Russia? What examples have we set? How can we be winning a war if Bin Laden is still alive? Is he not the real threat? Can someone please explain to me as if I were a 3 year old?

September 26, 2008
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Senator McCain is proud of a war that was based on lies? Where are the weapons of mass destruction? We criticize Russia? What examples have we set? How can we be winning a war if Bin Laden is still alive? Is he not the real threat? Can someone please explain to me as if I were a 3 year old?

September 26, 2008
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Tell John McCain I would love to be able to sit down with my Dr. and plan out the best way to manage my healthcare.  Unfortunately, even though I am, and have been in the top 5% of all American income for over 20 years, I no longer have access to quality health care insurance. 

 

Due to a change in jobs, at 50 years of age, I now find it impossible to find adequate health coverage for myself due to a "pre-existing" condition).  My next health issue I will require only one consultation - with my family.)  Either I allow my malady to kill me slowly - or I can bankrupt our family trying to save my life.  (You can tell John that isn't even worth consulting the family - I simply die slowly - I refuse to let my malady harm my kids or my wife...)

 

A healthy America is good for the entire society.  Though I am glad John McCain can see the doctor of his choice without concern, he does that at my expense - a hardworking tax payer.  Go get you own insurance John, I think you will find under an assumed name, that no insurance company in America would cover you for cancer - given your "pre-existing" condition and advance age.  Next time you have a skin lesion removed - think of me.  I don't have the luxury I have provided to you - my Senator.

 

Goodnight John...

 

Kevin

September 26, 2008
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Tell John McCain I would love to be able to sit down with my Dr. and plan out the best way to manage my healthcare.  Unfortunately, even though I am, and have been in the top 5% of all American income for over 20 years, I no longer have access to quality health care insurance. 

 

Due to a change in jobs, at 50 years of age, I now find it impossible to find adequate health coverage for myself due to a "pre-existing" condition).  My next health issue I will require only one consultation - with my family.)  Either I allow my malady to kill me slowly - or I can bankrupt our family trying to save my life.  (You can tell John that isn't even worth consulting the family - I simply die slowly - I refuse to let my malady harm my kids or my wife...)

 

A healthy America is good for the entire society.  Though I am glad John McCain can see the doctor of his choice without concern, he does that at my expense - a hardworking tax payer.  Go get you own insurance John, I think you will find under an assumed name, that no insurance company in America would cover you for cancer - given your "pre-existing" condition and advance age.  Next time you have a skin lesion removed - think of me.  I don't have the luxury I have provided to you - my Senator.

 

Goodnight John...

 

Kevin

September 26, 2008
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Injoy- tell the people that could'nt watch the debate with their families because CNN did a broadcast- not because their relatives are being shot at in Iraq, Afghanistan and on the streets of our own country (our police force) because of our incredibly hidieous excuse of an education system that guides our youth into a world of drugs and crime instead of offering them jobs and a future.

September 26, 2008
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Tell Obama that he really needs to talk more about improving the view of the US in the work. We need to get rid of the common view that Americans are arrogant, ignorant and just sit around all day and eat and start wars. If McCain wins, that's what we'll look like for 4 more years.  Foreign view of the US is so key from everything to the economy, to tourism, to national security.  McCain is not likeable and if you look at polls in foreign countries you won't see a favorable view of McCain.  Worst of all McCain is not educated...for someone who graduated near the bottom of his class in his prime years, how dumb must he be now at 70+ years old when the mind is slower....

September 26, 2008
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Novice Obama Medcop21, you are funny.  I bet you will be the middle class benefiting from the tax money when Obama wins.  Obama is a leader because he knows how to walk and chew gum at the same time, not like the punkie McCan't who quits when no one really needed him at the White House and then changes his mind.  Also he is a big liar, lied throughout the debate and is demeaning.  If you feel demeaning people like him and Palwhatever does is good instead of truly dealing with the issues then you are not suffering enough under the Bush administration to feel and understand what America's people are going through and what we keep going through every time we vote a republican't in office.

September 26, 2008
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Roland is dumb, disconnected and out of touch with the American voters!  Roland is a clone of Obama!  Speaking one sided as though his equilibrim is off!!  Greasy hair dripping from his head to his lips--and failing to wear the appropriate attire as a minister! Without judging Roland, Earth to  Roland it's ok to leave the space zone and return to the 21st Century. If Roland continues to appear on CNN, I will stop watching.  Enough is enough!

September 26, 2008
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Injoy- my 12 year old is better at name calling!

September 26, 2008
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I meant to say "view of the US in the world" not "work"...sorry.  McCain talks about helping our disabled veterans. Well if he's president, he better have a good program for disabled veterans because we'll have a lot more of them with the wars he creates.  It's time to make friends smartly and understand we are not the only country on this planet. If we invested half the money on improving life for those that need it instead of bombs, we wouldn't have children growing up to be terrorists and hating Americans because of the arrogant fat and plump view the world sees us as. It's time to fix the root cause of terrorism and stop treating the symptoms. Only a charasmatic and energetic president like Obama can make that happen.  Face it people, only the uneducated, unworldly and rasist people vote for someone like McCain. Just look at that states McCain is winning in and that's proof in itself. I'm just partly glad to see that a little over half the US is educated and voting for Obama as evident by the polls. Elect Obama and lets get the South and boony states educated and start spending money on education and food for the rest of the world instead of bombs and defense systems that we'll surely need if McCain wins.

September 27, 2008
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Oh my gracious!  This is unbelievable.  I am a democrat and my husband is a brilliant independent.  How can you not see that Barack Obama won this debate?  I cannot bow down to stupidity this conservative government wants us to see.  Rise up!  What is wrong with you?  Why are we so scared of intelligence?  Obama is a Harvard grad (as is his wife), and just beat down McCain and we are questioning his win?  Get some balls!  Suck it up and put your opinion out there!

September 27, 2008
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I VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN!

MCCAIN KNOWS FOREIGN POLICY AND ECONOMICS!

OBAMA LACKED THE EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RUSSIA.

THE PUPPET MASTERS DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF PROGRAMMING ON OBAMA!

 

JOHN MCCAIN IS THE CANDIDATE WHO HAS MY VOTE AND TRUST.

September 27, 2008
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I feel like half of us forgot this was a debate about the future of our country and our children and not a judgment about our media in America. How about we all try this- Watch the debates then just turn off the tv go lay in bed and ponder the things we just heard. If we are so swayed by the opinion of the media then why don't we just let the producers of fox and cnn vote against each other and let them decide it all.

September 27, 2008
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Quoted from Medcop21.

Obama should not have called him out as McCain showed respect and knowledge of every subject and his experiance definatly placed him in another class than Obama!

 

I AGREE McCain was selling his experience as his only trump card.  You obviously bought it, hook line and sinker.  Face it no one in America other than George Bush has any experience with prosecuting a war that never should have been waged.

 

However, the experienced John McCain wants to continue to spend over $10 billion dollars a month so that one day we can leave with honor.  What he just not seem to understand is.. it is almost impossible to leave in honor when we did not go in honor.  What he further does not understand there is honor in admitting ones mistakes and paying the price for those mistakes.  There is no honor in perpetuating a war we have no business prosecuting.

 

What we now have is a situation in Iraq described by Colin Powell.  If we break it we own it.  (We owe it to the Iraqis to stablize the country and allow them to again hold and build their future - that's it.)

 

Now on to Afghanistan were we truly have enemies.

 

Kevin

September 27, 2008
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I was watching the debate tonight and had equal 0pinions and once i watched the whole thing and then saw the news footage what is going on. Obama was so not ready point for us regular folk but for some reason the press is following obama. Obama called McCain Jim and said he would take out pakistanwhich took my breath away. He referenced the word Orgie and agreed with McCain so many times i lost count.

To me it was a no brainer but i now realize he does not have enough experience and i am so mad that when it comes to a countrys leader the press would take the risk to get the vote and the viewers. It was so obvious it was insulting to watch the news footage after. McCain should get the job and we dont need to put a kid in office.

 

janebond77090

September 27, 2008
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American's have forgotten, polls are fixed and one sided.  The pollster has not contacted me or any of my friends and family members.  Let's get real, the coverage of the campaign is not about the American voters, but it is about views and influencing the viewers to continue to watch the media circus.  If American voter's think that Obama won because he attended Harvard who cares?  Voters will vote their conscious on November 4th and not the color of ones skin, but the content of their character.  Obama lacks character, intelligence and it was proven tonight that he is not prepared to lead but follow the leader who really won the debate.

September 27, 2008
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Concerning my earlier post about the world's view of McCain (unfavorable) and Obama (favorable). Check out this link: http://fairlyconservative.com/the-race-for-president/obama-trounces-mccain-in-foreign-polls/#comment-7999

 

So what good is McCain's supposed "higher qualifications" in foreign policy if every single country in the world doesn't view him as favorable?  Come on people, that's proof that McCain will suck at foreign policy.

 

Economy? This is even better. Watch McCain talk about how good he is on economy here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czb_JFAXtk&feature=related

September 27, 2008
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mannycst » Your 12 year old can't vote!  GET A GRIP!

September 27, 2008
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McCain's foreign policy "skills" that he supposedly claims are his best qualifications won't do him good if the rest of the world doesn't like him. In other words...it's pretty bad to brag that you got good foreign policy skills and the polls show the world pretty much hates him : Read here: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-ticket14-2008sep14,0,6087991.story

September 27, 2008
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In review of the debate, I believe that I am a very open minded individual, very rational and understanding.  With this said, if I were to lend an ear, which I did this evening, to the possibility of John McCain becoming my next president, then I would definitely say that he did not persuade me to his side for the following reasons:  He did not talk about me, my peers, my job, my banking institutions, my stocks and bonds, my future efforts and my security.  I looked and listened at Sen. McCains past history and his efforts as a veteran and I applaud him for that, however, I need some meat in that my tax dollars are being sent to the soldiers in a war that we have yet to see progress in.  My tax dollars and savings are gone or I don't have a clue as to who I can trust, in regards to my future and retirement.  He was very successful in leaning me in his history with foreign affairs, his knowledge and mindset, I appreciate his history, however, is your history and plan curtailed to my interests in security?  Can you express and impose upon your knowledge in foreign affairs and have it help or aid in the security of my america?  I am not secure in knowing that Sen. McCain expressed that other than his saying it.  I would lean and feel that Sen. Obama gave a more clear and level minded understanding than Sen. McCain.  I didn't want to hear and see critisizing and condescention, I needed to hear a hope and I think Sen. Obama relayed that and that he was successful in this debate tonight.  Sen. Obama spoke about me and the plans to start with the people.  I count, I matter, and I play a major part in the recovery of this economy.  I don't believe its fair to tell me that I have to participate in a $700 billion dollar bailout and not let me know how its going to affect me, the tax payer.  All I heard from Sen. McCain was the issue of pork barrel spending and not how it started to begin with and how my tax dollars and others have been wasted.  This has been a government practice for years.  Where is the change, how are we going to get this money and use it for good and the people and our nation and not for poor efforts.  The debate was good, but it could have been better, but my decision will lend to Sen. Obama.  Thanks.

September 27, 2008
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We need to have a National Protest. It is time for us to get our country back.

September 27, 2008
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Injoy...please read my posts. I can't believe you think McCain is good at economics...he's admitted he needs education and that it's a weak point of his. Foreign Policy???? Just read the polls in foreign countries. I posted one of many just above. If he was so good how come there isn't one country that likes McCain more that Obama?  I mean you do have to be likable to have good foreign policy skills right? If the world hates you, why would they want to listen to you? You really need to do some research Injoy. Plllleeeasee read up a little before voting. Your vote does count.  I wish every voter had to take a quiz to prove they were educated enough about the candidates before being allowed to vote.....

September 27, 2008
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While I was watching these two men - Barack Obama and John McCain - debate economic and foreign policy issues, I envisioned Sarah Palin taking part in the debate, and all that vision did was to scare the hell out of me just thinking that she can potentially be the next president of the United States.

September 27, 2008
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By this debate, McCain has signed the end of his political career and his personal ambition for the American presidency.

 

McCain is too old to lead. He doesn't understand the economy, the politics and how to deal with our enemies in the world. Man...! You need  to talk to people before to kill them. That's why people in the the world, are killing the American people abroad. Bush was wrong and McCain is wrong. Bombing, killing people abroad brings hate and terrorism for those who can't fight openly.

 

You see, being a good soldier doesn't mean being a best and a good president for America. You need widom, good jugment and abnegation. Those values, McCain doesn't have them.

 

Yes, McCain loves this country, but he needs to understand that his time to lead the country is over. He's out to date. It's time for new techology's people. It's time for young people to bring a new kind of leadership.

 

The Harvard University and the political studies gave to the Senator Obama the ability and the academic intelligence to lead and to excel in what he is doing and in what he has to do for the American People.

 

McCain, you have a hard job to do, Obama is a lawyer.

He is a pleading for the interest of the American people.

 

Go ahead, Obama.

Good luck, dear President

September 27, 2008
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Want another McCain economy lesson?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqGWTh_NZ-0&NR=1

 

The guy has nooooo clue on economy.  He's even said he wished interest rates were 0%.....my God.  Everyone knows 0% interest rate is the worst thing for an economy...you think this 700billion bailout is something...just watch watch happens if interest rates are 0%. There would be no banks or mortgage companies...man this man is an idiot.

September 27, 2008
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Sorry I'm posting so much...but you McCain supportors still have time to research and change your mind. Pllleease watch this McCain video:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c&feature=related

 

This is probably the best one I've seen

September 27, 2008
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the first problem is getting rid of just a two party dictatorship; obama and mccain failed to get their name on the ballot in texas on time ....if this was another party ...they wouldn't be allowed...

 

RON PAUL TOLD US IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN  .....i've read obamas book "audacity of hope"and it is pathetic compared to pauls books.  congress did not listen to ron paul  , the people who really wanted to end  the iraq war knew paul would get us out long before obama planned to and save billions. he even wrote a bill to end the war. his foriegn policy would save billions. his view on immigration would save billions....what is wrong with you people that you enjoy the high costs of living,  people losing their homes , and high costs of health care  so bad ? do you really think obama or mccain is the answer?

in 1999 an economic genuis ron paul gave a speech ...this is just part of it .....

 

  a hint of what can happen when the world gets tired of holding too many of our dollars was experienced in the dollar crisis of 1979 and 1980, and we saw at that time interest rates over 21 percent. there is abundant evidence around warning us of the impending danger . according to the federal reserve statistics, household debt reached 81 precent of personal income in the second quarter of 1998. for 20 years prior to 1985 and 1998, household debt averaged around 50 percent of personal income. between 1985 and 1998, due to generous federal reserve credit , competent american consumers increased this to 81 percent ; now it is even higher. at the same time , our savings rate has dropped to zero percent.

 

  the conviction that stock prices will continue to provide extra cash and confidence in the economy have fueled wild consumer spending and personal debt expansion. the home refinance index between 1997 and 1999 increased 700 percent. secondary mortgages are now offered up to 120 percent of a home's equity, with many of these funds finding thier way into the stock market. generous credit and quasi-government agencies make these markets robust, but a correction will come when it is realized that the builders and lenders have gotten ahead of themselves.

 

     this economic genuis is ron paul . DOES THE LAST PARAGRAGH SOUND FAMILIAR?  .. . ron paul wants to do away with federal reserve....have you ever heard obama or mccain speak out against the system having first rights to the fruits of your labor?  or against the government throwing us into any war that fits thier fancy? is that freedom ?  go ahead vote for the status quo if you wish ...i want REAL change ...not just empty rhetoric ...

 

i'm a ron paul revolution fan voting libertarian ...for ....bob barr '08   

 

 

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/13100/    <-------another great interview

September 27, 2008
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That sounds like one of the coolest things ever. i will def tune in.

September 27, 2008
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I am going to admit that I lean more to the Republician side because I do not believe the goverment can fix everything.It does not work. Most of the european countries are in allot of trouble trying to be everything to everyone. At some point people have to be responsible for the decisions that they make. What I mean is that we want everything right now. There is no saving up to buy something, there is no starter houses anymore. Most people want big houses with multiple bathrooms ect. and they are quick to be taken in when they hear, I can get you in your dream home even if it is out of your price range. This is how we got into this mess or how easy it is to ger credit cards. Before anyone says anything ,I am 50 yrs old and have raised four kids ,my youngest is a senior in High School. I have two in college and my oldest is in the military and just got back from Iraq. Most of my life my husband and I have made around eighty thousand a year and now around 125,000.00. We make just enough money not to count for anything. I raised my children in a older home with one bathroom. Guess what people we did it and it was not a hardship. On this amount of money I have been able to travel with my children around America and Western Europe because this was how I was raised and I felt like it was important that they get a full view of the world. My mother was german. I want my kids to figure out what the believe. I love America!! But what I don't like is that americans are quick to let the media tell them what is true and what they should think. I want to make up my own mind.Germany use to have the best medical system in the world. They went broke. Now they have to spend a hugh amount of their money for medical insurance. They don't buy on credit, they are taxed over 50% of their paycheck to pay for imagrants that are living in their country and cannnot work. Most older working adult over there are getting fed up with this practice also. In America we tend to look at the superficial people and give their words more meaning. In other words we go for the show horse verses the work horse. That is why hollywood is treated like royalty. I promise you both McCain and Obama can say they are going to change Washington. I don't think so until we the voters take the time to hold our goverment accountable. That is constant work. Just like it is hard as a parent when your kids take a wrong turn in life to stay on top of them to go to school and not to disrupt the teachers or classrooms. It was not my schools fault for my child misbehaving it was my responsiblity to make sure my child followed class rules even if I didn't agree with them and for the teacher to have confidence in me as a parent that I would stand by them and not let my child think they could get away with anything. The goverment cannot make my kids graduate for school, they cannot make them behave responsible and give them punishment for their bad behavior. I didn't think that either McCain or Obama won tonight. I didn'thear anything that wasn't said in other elections. I also didn't hear that they understood other cultures exspecially in the middle east. We as Americians with all our rights and privaliges will never be able to understand how they think and how women have no say in their future. It is all about power over others. They cannot protest , they cannot leave an abusive arranged marriage, many die protecting themselves. My grandmother before she married my german grandfather was married to a persian govenor or war lord, tribal leader , how ever you want to put it. Being a strong women who grew up in Russia during the revolution and watching all the men in her family killed because they were white cossacks could not take the opression of living a life of a muslim women. She had already run away from Russia for this very reason. No one would tell her how to believe or think, ran away from her husband, had to leave her children behind because had she been caught he could have killed her on the spot. She met my grandfather at a infidel camp in Tehran,Iran, by the time her husband caught up to her, she had the protection of my grandfather and so she was able to get a divorce from her husband. I thank god everyday for the strong women in my family. She went on to raise two small girls in Germany during world war II and even survived two year in a mental hospital because they thought she was crazy for compaining about Hitler. So what I guess i am saying is that it is time to think for ourselves. Be honest how much change can be made in Washington DC without holding the rest of goverment responsible. How about we stand up and make good decisions for ourself and realise that we will get to the dream home wether big or small when we learn to live within our means, and most of all just because a person speaks wonderfully and is good looking does not make them the best choice. Remember this country was built using work horses and mules not race horse or show horses. I am taxed enough and I know better, to pay for all the programs Obama proposes it will come to rest on people like me. By the way I make just enough money that I get no help what so ever from the goverment to put my children through school. My choices of living within my buget and my good credit is what has gotten me the loans to help pay for their education. I know this is a long post but we in America are very spoiled. It is getting hard because of gas and housing , but guess what people in Germany most know that they will never own a house ,they have been spending about eight dollars a gallon for years on gas. It is not until we are uncomfortable or in pain that people change or call for change. I live in the area that was hit by Ike and I am ashamed to say that even thought I got electricity back with in two days and some people where I live still are living in the dark, I complained because I didn't have cable or internet access because I wanted to know what else was going on the in world. I am spoilded but atleast I know I am. Thank God for America every day and the oppertunities we have here. If you lose your job today you atlease have a chance to find work that same day. It might not be what you want but you have the chance. When my cousin got layed off in Germany it took over three months just to get someone to look a their resume and it took two years to get apart time job. Please excuse the spelling I am tired and my eyes are blurring, usually I am better. If you read this post thank you for the chance to voice my thoughts.

September 27, 2008
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About Obama acknowledging when he agreed with McCain:

 

I thought that was awesome. 

 

Something that impresses me about Obama is that he walks the walk when it comes to being nonpartisan when it's time to be nonpartisan.  Like he said at the DNC - we all care for our country - republicans and democrats, naturally there will be times when both sides come up with the same solution.  Props to Obama for paying respect to those moments.  I hope he has a chance to find more common ground and bring washington together in the future.

September 27, 2008
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Foreign Policy Skills?  McCain thinks president of Germany is Putin!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfealLrWLIY&feature=related

September 27, 2008
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Since 9/11, our Constitutional rights have been systematically dismantled:

 

1. USA Patriot Act - A 342 page document presented to Congress one day before voting on it that allows the government access to your bank and email accounts, as well as your medical and phone records with no court order. They can also search your home anytime without a warrant.

 

2. USA Patriot Act II - This one allows secret government arrests, the legal authority to seize your American citizenship, and the extraction of your DNA if you are deemed a potential terrorist.

 

3. Military Commissions Act of 2006 - Ends habeas corpus, the right to an attorney, and the right to court review of one’s detention and arrest. Without this most basic right, all other rights are gone too since anyone can be detained indefinitely. Now anyone may be arrested and incarcerated and nobody would know.

 

4. NSPD 51 - A directive signed by George W. Bush on May 9, 2007, that allows the President to declare martial law, effectively transforming the U.S. into a dictatorship with no checks and balances from the Legislative or Judicial Branches. Parts of this directive are considered classified and members of Congress have been denied the right to review it.

 

5. Protect America Act of 2007 - Allows unprecedented domestic wiretapping and surveillance activities with a reduction in FISA court oversight. Probable cause is not needed. John Warner Defense Authorization Act - Signed by George W. Bush on October 17, 2007, this act allows the President to declare a public emergency and station troops anywhere in America without the consent of the governor or local authorities to “suppress public disorder.

 

6. Homegrown Terrorism and Radicalization Act - Passed overwhelmingly by Congress on October 23, 2007, is now awaiting a Senate vote. This act will beget a new crackdown on dissent and the Constitutional rights of American citizens. The definitions of “terrorism” and “extremism” are so vague that they could be used to generalize against any group that is working against the policies of the Administration. In this bill, “violent radicalization” criminalizes thought and ideology while “homegrown terrorism” is defined as “the planed use of force to coerce the government.” The term, “force” could encompass political activities such as protests, marches, or any other form of non-violent resistance.

 

So when you add in:

1. Halliburton Confirms Camps Constructed

2. Halliburton’s Immigrant Detention Centers

3. Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps

4. Halliburton Confirms Concentration Camps Already Constructed

5. KBR awarded Homeland Security contract worth up to $385M

6. This from Halliburton’s own website

 

THIS IS WHEN YOU SHOULD BE PASSIONETLY MAD!!!

 

I PROPOSE REVOLUTION NOW!!! FOR THOSE WHO JOIN ME AND RON, GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REVOLUTION VIA YOUR COMMENTS!

September 27, 2008
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Obama was giving direct answers to the lead questions and was giving details about his plan for the Economy and even on Foriegn policies, McCain was not.

September 27, 2008
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OKay...I'm done posting for the day. In closing everyone, especially McCain supports have to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGfGtC4Ldms&feature=related

 

Please....

September 27, 2008
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No question Senator McCain has sacrificed much as a POW.

But given the fact that the KKK still exists in the U.S., Senator Obama is brave enough against these odds

September 27, 2008
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This debate was a good venue for ordinary citizens to hear what each party's views are on the issues that are important in our society.  I kind of wish that they would have gone into more details as to what their plans were for the financial crises and for getting us out of the war.  But overall I support Obama 100%.

September 27, 2008
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This debate was a good venue for ordinary citizens to hear what each party's views are on the issues that are important in our society. I kind of wish that they would have gone into more details as to what their plans are for the financial crises and for getting us out of the war. But overall I support Obama 100%.

September 27, 2008
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To me the debate showed the fight about the past-dream and future of America. Obama bring more realistics fate now America is having and need to dealt with. What big name & power will be good for America to the world, while America are getting broke at home? it's like a poor-strong bump at neighbourhood, who make our daily- & future-life (& his too) more insecured. Definitely the change like Sen. Obama mentioned should American believed in. Change the balance of act now. It's a time to put also more attention to your own kid & family at home rather than always priority to spend more money-time at neighbour life just for the sake of pride/become more famous as a good police at the neighbourhood. Change for the world should start with our own change.

As always shown on every election, actually America should get the combination of both candidates. So the winner of election will get President seat, the opponent as Vice-President. Sound odd and illogical, but just my thought for always a better America.

September 27, 2008
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McCain obviously knew what he was talking about. Do we really want someone to sit down and chit chat with our enemies?  Think back to when America was viewed as a strong leading country, the one other countries wanted to be like.  Think of why they felt that way and why they don't now.  In the past if you messed with America there was a price to pay.  Now Obama wants us to have a tea party and discuss it.  Yeah that will keep us safe!!!At least McCain knows our enemies and who we're dealing with.  Obama couldn't give specifics about any of our allies or our enemies.  I guess he'll learn it all over tea.

September 27, 2008
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CNN was bias on "who Won".....no number scale just guys and gals on CNN panel thought only one way. And the guy with the accent(I didn't take the time to find who he is, just couldn't stand hearing him speak). My last viewing of CNN forever. Channel blocked. I will save alot of time not watching CNN to do constructive things.

September 27, 2008

I WAS A REPUBLICAN UNTIL I SAW THIS DEBATE...IM CHANGING MY VOTE.....

 

ALL SENATOR MCCAIN THINKS ABOUT IS WHEN, WHERE, HOW, HOW MUCH, TO GO TO WAR!

 

I HAVE THE SOLUTION TO THE ECONOMY AND THAT IS STOP FUNDING THE IRAQ WAR

 

THE IRAQ WAR HAS DRIED UP THE U.S. ECONOMY AND AMERICANS ARE PAYING THE PRICE!

 

LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

September 27, 2008
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Everyone always says this war was wrong and to stop funding it.  I have a question. Go back to 9/11, actually go back to right after it.  What would we have said and done if our government did nothing?  If we never attacked anyone.  Should we have shrugged our shoulders and waited for Obama to talk to everyone and ask nicely who was responsible? And if we stop the funding for the war, what happens to our troops? I think the view on the war is narrow minded.  Look at the big picture.

September 27, 2008

SENATOR MCCAIN SAYS HE BRINGS TRANSPARENCY TO HIS REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN AND THAT HE KNOWS HOW AMERICANS ARE HURTING AT THIS TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS

 

FIRST HE DOESNT KNOW HOW MANY HOUSES HE HAS

SECOND ITS REPORTED HE HAS 13 CARS

AND THE NEWS THIS WEEK ITS REPORTED HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER RICK DAVIS RECIEVED $15,000 DOLLARS EVERY MONTH FROM THE BIG GIANT MORTGAGE COMPANY FREDDI MAC

 

LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! AMERICANS ARE HURTING BAD

September 27, 2008
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Are you going to be fair and quote was Obama has and how many houses and cars he has. More importantly, he keeps saying "change" yet he dances around the specifics of what "changes"he is going to make.  For all we know he is going to "change" us to a communist country. Your right "enough is enough"... of his dancing around the questions.  Maybe he just hasn't read the book yet on how to run a country.

September 27, 2008

SENATOR OBAMA SAID HE WANTED A SECOND STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR THE HURTING AMERICANS IN THIS ECONOMIC CRISIS

 

I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY THAT REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS BLOCKED THE BILL AND EVEN SENATOR MCCAIN SAID HE WAS AGAINST THIS IDEA

 

THEN SENATOR MCCAIN TALKS ABOUT EARMARKS AND COME TO FIND OUT HIS VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE GOV. SARAH PALIN HAS EARMARKS AND EVEN DEFENDS THEM

 

AMERICA PLEASE WAKE UP..........IM IN A RECESSION AND I KNOW ALOT OF AMERICANS ARE TOO

 

LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

September 27, 2008
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New line please! But then again, that's the only one you can quote Obama saying because all he does is say the same thing over and over.  Question...how do you think our country is going to pay for all these stimulus packages?Is the stimulus fairy going to pay or more likely China? Again, think of the big picture. Everyone is having financial troubles or haven't you noticed? the way out is not through stimulus packages, because NOTHING is free, you just have to pay it back later in one way or another.

September 27, 2008

THE DEBATE: YOUR RIGHT GUYS SENATOR MCCAIN NEVER LOOKED AT SENATOR OBAMA IN THE EYE

September 27, 2008
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Hey, that's what I said during the entire debate, McCain never looked at Obama one time, how's that for a (non) diplomat and how would that work in world affairs?

September 27, 2008

I AM IN A RECESSION AND I BELIEVE FOR ALOT OF MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WHO ARE HURTING BECAUSE OF THIS HUGE ECONOMIC CRISIS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT HAS TAKEN US

 

AND IM SORRY BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO FIX WALL-STREET THEN THEY SHOULD HELP MAIN STREET

 

HELL YES I WANT A SECOND STIMULUS PACKAGE AND I KNOW I SPEAK FOR ALOT OF MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE

 

LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 27, 2008

THE DEBATE:IF SENATOR MCCAIN DIDNT LOOK AT OBAMA IN EYE..

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

LET ME SEE

MAVERICK

SHY

STRONG

HE'S LYING

September 27, 2008
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Why is it that McCain went to Washington in our time of crisis (the economy) and Obama said "Call me if you need me"? Goes to show who would rush to the aid of our country and who would stay home and study his flash cards for the debate the next day.

September 27, 2008
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If Obama and Biden are so much for the middle class, why did Biden say "raising taxes is about patriotism"? Are you guys listening to the same guy I am?

September 27, 2008
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Remarkable--Re the latest U.S. military jihads:  McCain came off as if he was Lyndon Johnson in October 1968, attempting to put the best face on the American military misadventure of the day, if Johnson had become the Dem's 1968 presidential candidate.  Obama, meanwhile, seemed to be channeling John F. Kennedy in 1960, out "Cold Warrioring" the reigning GOP Tyrannosaurus Rex by pointing out that McCain joined the Bush Administration in diverting the U.S. military response to the perpetrators of 9/11 from Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan to Iraq . . .

September 27, 2008
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Obama won the debate.  He did a great job - educated, poised, concise & clear...and he answered the questions.  It seemed like McCain was too busy namedropping, quoting, stalling and avoiding the issues.  Did we ever get a real answer from him?  He kept telling untruths about Obama and I was glad Obama was there to correct him in front of the public. 

 

Unfortunately, it seems Republicans still weren't listening. After the debate, a representative in the party's spin corner was interviewed and still lied about Obama's taxing people who's income is $45,000/year.  I've heard several times from Obama's lips that he will only tax people in the higher tax bracket of $250,000 and higher.  I wish Republicans would just stop lying.

 

You can see Obama is a good communicator - something that you want in a president.  He looked at McCain (McCain did not look at him once, as many of you noticed) and tried to encourage communication ie: "John..."  Meanwhile, McCain was too busy writing notes and thinking about his next point.  How ignorant.  Is he going to do that to Americans and other countries of the world if he gets elected president?  Will he react to you the same way when you need help?  Just turn his shoulder and have a blind eye?  If he's not listening now, when will he?

 

Two thoughts on McCain's bad eye contact with Obama:

1) Blatant disrespect to another human being with whom he shares the presidential race.

 

2) Perhaps McCain was flustered by Obama's control of the  debate and his stance on the issues.  If McCain made potential eye contact he could have lost even more ground by becoming even more flustered.

 

I think I read that someone believed the eye contact issue was a camera trick.  You can see that it is clearly not a camera trick in the 2-shot (wide angle) where you see how the candidate's bodies are angled.  McCain is facing away from Obama whereas Obama was facing toward McCain and looking at him repeatedly throughout the debate.  He took direction well from the moderator in the beginning of the debate when the moderator requested the candidates talk to each other.

 

I also liked how Obama agreed with McCain on some issues.  We want politicians to be able to listen to each other and not be afraid to bridge the gap between parties.  If we all work together, we will reach the top faster. 

 

McCain's body language was very closed.  We caught him in several lies in the debate and after Wednesday's big lie  to David Letterman, I'm wondering what else he has or will lie about next in order to win the election.  It seems in his campaign they are doing everything to stall and avoid the real issues.  I'm tired of the media spin.  What ever happened to honesty and what's in the best interest of the people?  (For those of you who didn't see Letterman's show a few days ago, McCain was booked to be a guest then canceled an hour before citing that he was boarding a plane to Washington to help solve the economic crisis.  During the Letterman taping McCain had skipped, a live feed was shown of McCain in Katie Couric's studio getting his make-up done in preparation for an interview with her.  Busted!  McCain actually remained in New York until the next day.  Pretty dodgy.  If he didn't want to do the interview he just should have told the truth.) There was a time that I liked McCain.  Unfortunately, he lost respect in my eyes a while ago and I'm sad about that.

 

On the health issue, I feel that health care should be provided to citizens like it is in Canada.  When a person needs to go to the doctor or hospital he just shows his health card and it's paid for by the government through taxes.  Millions of people who would normally not be able to afford to get medical attention can seek treatment and not be afraid.  If you want to get additional services you can purchase insurance for eyecare, dental and ambulance fees.  I hope that Obama can work with Hilary Clinton to develop a successful health plan that will meet American's needs. 

 

Obama is a good man.  He'll be a great president.  He comes from a hardworking family, his mom being a single mother.  He didn't grow up rich, he worked hard to get where he is and he understands what the average person needs.  He's one of us and I hope he'll listen to us and to advisers if the need arises.  On a side note:  why is Obama's being black such an issue?  Remember that he is also HALF WHITE.

 

May the best man win.

 

Peace.

September 27, 2008
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I am watching the re-run of the debate on CNN here in Scotland right now.  I find it interesting how the candidates answer the questions.

McCain doesn't doesn't seem to stick to the point, and directs his answer to what he wants to say, where I think Obama's answers are more on the point.

I find McCain really annoying when he is quite condescending towards Obama, in constantly saying 'Senator Obama doesn't seem to understand....' like he (JM) knows it all.  I think the idea of trying to make Obama seem inexperienced is going to backfire as it is too negative.  Obama gives McCain recognition for things they have in common, but McCain gives no such recognition, and I find that concerning.  People like that tend to do things their way, and consider no one else, whether they are right or not, which for a president I think would be dangerous.

I favour ideas like talking to whoever necessary to give peace a chance, as Obama has suggested, McCain sounds too aggressive in his stance.  Talking doesn't mean inaction, just having a fair and balanced way forward, unlike what has happened in Iraq.  Too many soldiers have died unnecessarily, through current failed policies.  McCain refers to 'the great General Petrais(sp)', who may well have done a good job, but that's only since 2007!  What about 2003-2006 when there was no real strategy?  I think locked the stable door after the horse has bolted, comes to mind.

McCain also keeps refering back to previous Presidents or major political figures who were successful in dealing with terrorism and rogue states.  What he hasn't made clear is that is understands that the nature of terrorism is different today than in earlier times.  For example the notion of a suicide bomber was almost unheard of, in those days, but now they are commonplace and are responsible for the deaths of many innocent people and soldiers.  IEDs are one of the main problems in Afghanistan today.

John McCain never looked at Obama, didn't acknowledge any commonalities, or good points of Obama. He was aggressive and his body language suggested he was losing it a bit, with facial expressions and bouncing up and down on the spot, as well as his tone getting more strained.

Barrack Obama on the other hand was more open and positive, and recognised McCain good points.  Referred to him as Senator and John, more personal, and seemed more in control of himself and the situation.

Overall I liked Barrack Obama, and feel that he would make a great President of the USA (not only on this debate, but on other things I have seen of him during the primaries).  Also I think he'd make for a better world leader, and may restore some credibility to the USA's standing in the world, which is currently incredibly low.

As a European, it would be an easier choice for me to make, but there may be cultural issues that affect how people vote, rather than who could do best to get health care, financial crisis and foreign policy on track to help the American people.

We'll see how the next debate goes! 

As an aside isn't it interesting that both McCain and Obama are both left handed!

September 27, 2008
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I am voting  for Barack Obama in November. John McCain has been in Washington for 30 yrs. is it? Experience you say? Well I'd like to know what he's accomplished in 30 yrs. of EXPERIENCE, being that our economy has reached this stage.  My husband and I make less than 70,000 a year TOGETHER.. We've worked 30 yrs. and in our early 40's. Republicans are so "out of touch" with REALITY...and what the average "working stiff" is going through. Foreclosures are up 100%...big banks folding...C'mon America..wake up!!!! The SCARIEST thing about McCain to me is, that he looks like he could keel over at any moment..and the aspect of Sarah Palin potentially becoming leader of the free world? Let me tell ya it keeps me up at night. I was recently watching her interview with Katie Couric... Ok who's idea was it to let this woman go on TV alone? Was she not coached? Any candidate who uses the phrases "Good Guys" and "Bad Guys"?????????????? OH MY GOODNESS... And her believing since Russia can be seen from the Alaska shore, or so she says, that she possesses "foreign relations" experience. C'mon, this is ludicrous!!! I respect John McCain's service to our country. My husband and I are both veterans. My husband a war veteran at that. I appreciate the fact that John McCain sacrificed for our country. However in this day and age, average americans are paying the price for everything. If McCain is elected, there will be two classes of people. The very RICH and the very POOR. The middle class will completely fall through the cracks. Regarding last night's debate, I must say I got sick of John McCain using Ronald Reagan's name time and time again. When I was in the military Ronald Reagan was our Commander In Chief, and he was amazing. He definately took care of his military. John McCain is NO RONALD REAGAN. These are different times... Factories are closing...jobs are being shipped overseas... people are losing their homes... everything is going up price wise, but our wages, and in the meantime, ALL politicians are worried about bailing out these huge financial institutions. Speaking only for myself, I honestly cannot afford for any extra taxes to come out of my pay.  Because ya know, for 5 yrs, I've been helping fund that pesky war in Iraq... Oh wait.. let's ask CHINA for more money.. I never thought I'd live to see the day that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA would borrow BILLIONS from a COMMUNIST COUNTRY... there are millions of people in China laughing hysterically at us...and the MESS that Bush has created. WAKE UP AMERICA...it IS time for change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 27, 2008
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Reading through some of your comments and as a retired Army Viet Nam Vet, I offer the following: "McCain" brought up the issue that HE, knows how it feels to "LOSE A WAR"!  Even though he quickly stated that it was not any fault of theirs, I take personal offense to this, because McSTUPID SHOULD KNOW that ALL of our Armed Forces are CONTROLED by our ELECTED LEADERS!!  Viet Nam could have been WON easily if our leaders ordered it!!  Same thing with IRAQ & AFGANISTAN or ANYWHERE ELSE!!  I see this comment as just another attempt by an OLD man seeking sympathy!!

September 27, 2008
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He is another thought for all U "McOLD" fans.  Has anyone ever noticed our past presidents? Am I wrong to say that most of them when they come into office look OK, and as they serve they AGE before our eyes!  Being President of the United States is a grueling, hard job, that obviously puts alot of strain on your body.  Have you noticed that "TRADITION" is that those military personnel that are around the president render a hand salute?  Well don't expect that with McCain.  Due to his time as a POW & torture he cannot raise his arms!  He has my respect for his service to his country, but I fear his health with fail under the pressure of being President, which would leave us with PALIN!!  I will not take that chance!!

September 27, 2008
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I am very surprised that none of the cnn reporters picked up on the very childish facial expressions that mcCain showed all through this very important debate. He did more talking with his face than he did with his mouth. He was not even man enough to face his opponent while talking to him . I can only conclude by his unwillingness to look Barack in the eye while talking to or about him, that John McCain is either not telling the truth or is not trusthworthy at all to be the president of this great country of ours. I have been a republican all my life, but this year I regerstered as an indenpendent.I am totally disgusted with the republicans choice for their candidate for the president of this country.

September 27, 2008
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At last night's presidential debates both presidential candidates left us wondering what is going to happen to our economy once one of them is elected president. They both agree that the bailout is important, but they would not tell what each one is planning to do.  President Bush and Congress want Americans to trust them once again with our future and our children's futures. But wait a minute, for once, why cannot the  government trust its own people to solve our economic crisis which we, the tax payers, did not create. 

 

The bailout plan should address MAIN STREET AMERICA by giving each tax payer ONE MILLION DOLLARS.  The financial institutions would immediately benefit from this when we all go to the banks to pay out our mortgages.  The foreclosure issues would immediately be resolved as people would have money to re-take ownership of their homes. Those who never had enough money to buy a nice home could now do so. Our healthcare issue would be immediately addressed as those 30 million uninsured citizens would have money to buy health insurance. The loss of our retirement funds would immediately be replaced by the MILLION DOLLARS.  We all would be able to afford to buy fuel efficiency vehicles and this demand would rapidly increase research and production generating millions of dollars in sales.  We will be able to afford solar heating in every home. We would not need loans to pay for our children's college education. Think what a MILLION DOLLARS would do to help all those people who are still struggling with the effects of Hurricane Ike, Katrina, or Rita, and the severe floods in the midwest.  Farmers could go on planning next year's crops without the fear of defaulting their loans.  The home construction business would boom.  Each of us would be able to invest in energy reseach to once and for all solve our dependency on foreign oil. Crime and violence could be reduced immediately.  We all would be focusing in a better, stronger AMERICA for present and future generation. This could be the NEW DEAL for America.

 

The President and Congress want to commit and trust almost a trillion dollars to few Americans in WAll Street to bailout our economy. But wait a minute, why not trust the millions of Americans to do so on our own terms. We, the people know what we need, and we the People will work to make our country financially stable again.

September 27, 2008
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At last night's presidential debates both presidential candidates left us wondering what is going to happen to our economy once one of them is elected president. They both agree that the bailout is important, but they would not tell what each one is planning to do.  President Bush and Congress want Americans to trust them once again with our future and our children's futures. But wait a minute, for once, why cannot the  government trust its own people to solve our economic crisis which we, the tax payers, did not create. 

 

The bailout plan should address MAIN STREET AMERICA by giving each tax payer ONE MILLION DOLLARS.  The financial institutions would immediately benefit from this when we all go to the banks to pay out our mortgages.  The foreclosure issues would immediately be resolved as people would have money to re-take ownership of their homes. Those who never had enough money to buy a nice home could now do so. Our healthcare issue would be immediately addressed as those 30 million uninsured citizens would have money to buy health insurance. The loss of our retirement funds would immediately be replaced by the MILLION DOLLARS.  We all would be able to afford to buy fuel efficiency vehicles and this demand would rapidly increase research and production generating millions of dollars in sales.  We will be able to afford solar heating in every home. We would not need loans to pay for our children's college education. Think what a MILLION DOLLARS would do to help all those people who are still struggling with the effects of Hurricane Ike, Katrina, or Rita, and the severe floods in the midwest.  Farmers could go on planning next year's crops without the fear of defaulting their loans.  The home construction business would boom.  Each of us would be able to invest in energy reseach to once and for all solve our dependency on foreign oil. Crime and violence could be reduced immediately.  We all would be focusing in a better, stronger AMERICA for present and future generation. This could be the NEW DEAL for America.

 

The President and Congress want to commit and trust almost a trillion dollars to few Americans in WAll Street to bailout our economy. But wait a minute, why not trust the millions of Americans to do so on our own terms. We, the people know what we need, and we the People will work to make our country financially stable again.

September 27, 2008
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John King made an astounding statement last night after the debate, that of the more than 500 viewers polled to determine who won the debate that the majority of them were democrats which was the reason the poll indicated that Barack Obama won the debate.  If this is true, then CNN is not the conservative news agency it claims to be. Check you audience John, we are more than just democrats, republicans and independents, we are the people who will decide who is going to be the next president.  Change your polling group.

September 27, 2008
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PERCEPTION IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER:  When I read through your comments I am amazed at just how wonderful it is that we have the option to voice our opinions here.

For those McCain supporters HE was the winner of last nights debate!  For US Obama supporters HE was the winner!  But the real winner is going to be who will truly put their best foot forward to TRY and get this country going again!  With the mess we are in NEITHER candidate is going to fix our problems quickly.  However, for me Obama offers our best hope & Biden is a strong backup!  Selecting Palin as his V.P. pick just proves to me that McCain's judgement is perverted!

September 27, 2008
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Barack Obama was very impressive to say that John McCain has more experience in foreign policy.  John McCain should have not given Obama a chance to have a tie on this issue.

 

I want to address that John McCain was not wearing his lapel pin in last night's debate.  Is anyone going to blow this up considering it was a HUGE issue when Obama was blamed for not wearing his lapel pin because of his is so called "muslim belief"???????????

September 27, 2008
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Obama won the debate.  I felt that he was more on topic then McCain, McCain I felt was rude when dealing with a debate that was suppose to focus on them discussing what different options they would bring to our nation that is struggling with its on major issue.  McCain speaking of experience did a great job of talking about the past, but never saying that we need to look forward into the future and what direction we should head towards.

Obama tried to connect with McCain, but not once did he face Obama during the debate.  McCain either look down, to the left, put a smile on, or just did not engage in what I thought these debates where for.  This is why I feel he was rude and not involved in the debate that was here to show us who is ready to lead us through these tough times the past administrations’ have put us into.

Obama keep up the great work; keep focused on the present and how we need to change how we handle ourselves with all this crisis’s that government is over looking and not supporting what the people want.

Early Today show is on right now a talking about body language.  Both shake hands at the beginning and at the end and both times McCain did not make eye connect.  Even during the debate the McCain would not look at the person he was suppose to be debating with even the commentator asked them to interact with each other?  Obama tried several times and was blown off and this just showed me that McCain is not in the here on now with the issues concerning our nation.

I do not believe in the bailout and Obama did try to bring some issues that need to be look at before a dissension is made with bailing out these large firms.  McCain never once gave us how we the people are going to be hurt by this bailout and what elements he would bring to this discussion.  Each have a huge presence in the way this needs to be handled, but I feel several of these executives need to go to prison and not gain from this and the community needs to be completely focused on how, who, what, and  when they made this a crisis’s to our nation.

Obama is right; we need to review the facts before we allow them to make any firm actions.

We the people do not want this bailout and the corporate companies need to be accountable for the fails to our financial assets and brought to justice.  Lets’ not forget the reasons we have been brought into the financial development that we the people will have to pay for.  So which candidate has a clearer vision to handle this?  McCain does not care for the damage to the people and Obama will work hard to ensure we are brought out of this with more care for the way people will be hurt and how to much sure we the people will be cared for. 

Yes it was brought to our attention that some elements will be cut and both mentioned the care for our veterans, which being a disabled veteran makes me concerned to we will never forget those who have given life, limb and sole to protect our nation.  Obama states we lost focus on how we are handling the wars. One we should never have been involved with.  Being a gulf war veteran I wish the first Bush president completed the actions and made the corrections during that invasion we would have been more involved in the true threats we are trying to deal with today.

So keep Obama in the fore front of who has the knowledge and know how to keep us from failing again, what a challenged he will have to face when he is president, and remember we the people have to continue to keep our nation on the correct path and whenever we can contribute with support, ideas, commitment and determination to bring our nation back to the trusted nation we once were!!

September 27, 2008
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I keep hearing Obama say here at the debate and all along that he was opposed to the War from the start as if he was in a position to put action behind his words. The fact is that he wasn’t in the Senate when the decision had to be made about going to war. Based on the information that was available at that time, Biden, Clinton, and McCain voted to go to war. It was easy for Obama to talk when he wasn’t in a position to make a crucial decision about it. Once we were there, the right thing to do was to finish what we started. Otherwise the entire region would have been destabilized. This is why McCain voted for the Surge. To help ensure that we meet our objective. Obama on the otherhand voted against the unpopular war. If his vote had won out it would have been disasterous for the region and our national security. You may disagree with me on the surge, but Obama was an outsider with merely talk when the crucial decisions were made. If he were in the Senate earlier he likely would have agreed with his runningmate.

September 27, 2008
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Wow! A narrow win by Obama in a CNN audience poll simply indicates McCain was the overwhelming winner. The only way Obama could lose that poll is to admit he is a Socialist.

September 27, 2008
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WOW GUCCIDOG DRINK MORE COFFEE AND WIPE YOUR EYES TYPICAL REP>    GOING TO THE SOCIALIST ANGLE WAKE UP DUMMIES  ITS ALL ABOUT WHO LIES BETTER  KEEP FEEDING INTO THEIR BS AND AMERICA WILL NEVER BE WHAT IT WAS----


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September 27, 2008
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BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB-IRAN  JOHN MCCAIN IS NOT WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS . GET A CLUE AMERICA. HOW ABOUT USING YOUR OWN BRAINS FOR ONCE,OR ATLEAST FOLLOWING IDIOT REPUBLICANS WITH A LITTLE MORE BRAIN JUICE THAN SAY........SEAN HANNITY THAT MOFO COULD USE SOME SANITIZIN MORE THAN I NEED HANITIZIN  CLEAN UP AMERICA MAKE US PROUD AGAIN VOTE BUT VOTE WHO YOU WANT F@#K THESE HYPOCRITS!!!

September 27, 2008
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If you want to talk about "what they didn't say," then maybe someone has an answer to why John McCain never looked at Barack Obama during the entire debate. Not once did he even acknowledge his presence. He either looked at the moderator or at the audience.  Does McCain have a problem with the fact that he "has" to have a discussion with a Black man who is of equal status and wayyyyy more intelligience.  Barack may not play the race card, but I will on this one!! John McCain showed his true colors last night, and he didn't have to say a word.  Body language speaks volumes.

September 27, 2008
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John McCain is not what this country needs.When McCain didn't have a answer, he will fill in with a story. The country don't need a story, we need facts and a leader. When you have a man (Obama) who acknowledge when someone is right thats the man we need because most would never had done it and not onetime did McCain acknowledge Obama and he made some good points. McCain kept telling Obama He doesn't understand. I think McCain doesn't understand because as for me I don't want nobody to run this country you can't tell him/her anything and that's how McCain seems to be.I know he was a prisoner of war but this don't mean he knows anything but it still takes knowledge and wisdom not just going through what he when through.

September 27, 2008
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It certainly is more understandable me now as to why Senator McCain is reluctant to meet with adversaries - he can't even look at them.  These candidates should really refer more to American history.  Benjamin Franklin certainly realized the value of face-to-face negotiations with the French to gain their financial and naval support for the Revolution. Thank God he didn't require "pre-conditions" before he went over.  Otherwise we could still be paying way too much for tea.

September 27, 2008
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Wake up people!...The American public has been so complacent the past 8 yrs that they allowed all this crap happen to them right before their faces....we have been duped by so much fear tactics and more...(another Obsession CD crap put out by Republicans to influence the election) that we do not know what is real and what is not...Now that we come to the most important decision in American history...we still can't see the truth...unless we as "A PEPOLE" stop playing video games and getting sucked into celebrity crap on gossip channels to deter from the real truth, the decision will go by without understanding the issues that are important. People just march to the polls saying I am a Democrat,I am Republican and don't even know what they are really voting for...So let's get on with it..Yes! Senator McCain and his "EMPTY TROPHY VP BARBIE DOLL" doesn't get it and IF YOU FALL FOR THEIR SHIT! neither does the American public. If you watched the debate Senator McCain's body language and snobby attitude of dis-respect kept taking all that Senator Obama stated and turned it around and distorted the real facts to his suppose advantage "of which is clearly empty substance" "he didn't say anything of value"..he ranted the same crap at the begging of the race, in the convention and now in the debate...Yes SAME OLD SHIT!!!(his lipstick of pig VP reporter dodging mannequin with a pull string! is doing the same old thing..just watch her) The Repbulicans lie so badly thru their teeth and distort everything so much, that what is TRUE is FALSE and vice-versa. So now ask yourself do you want 4 more years and see all your savings, homes, lifestyle go down the drain? Cause this is the same rant that George Bush was ranting in his campaign. Come on connect the dots McCain is just another Bush "Freezing programs means freezing programs that will benefit all Americans" Schools,Healthcare,Jobs...etc. Issues we really care about! Yes we need "Security" but not SCARE TACTIcS" that allow our FREE WILL AND LIBERTY TO BE STRIPPED AWAY (COVERT HOMELAND SECURITY) IT'S THE FINE PRINT THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOESN'T KNOW"..etc.... Republicans are "ABOUT THE "RICH" THOSE WHO MAKE OVER $250.000 A YEAR" THEY WILL BE CUSHIONED while we pay in TAXES for their mistakes...come on see the lies. What they are saying is no TAXES FOR OVER $250.000 earned. McCain - Palin is a real bad choice...you will make a very big mistake and you will be kicking yourself in the ASS in 4 years if you go this route....OH! what if he dies and she is??? OH MY! big Mistake real big Mistake! And let me also state the reason why people have come to this country "thru out the centuries" is because of RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THIER OWN COUNTRIES...WE SHOULD KEEP ALL RELIGION OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE,THE FANATICAL RIGHT WING CHRISTIAN BELIEFS, ARE WHAT IS KILLING US (their thinking, is the same as those they fight in the so called AXIS of EVIL)...Come ON! people let's KEEP "STATE AND RELIGION" SEPARATE OUT OF POLITICS...the US agaisnt THEM mentality of the fundalmental chritian is very DANGEROUS! Our Constitution states "WE THE PEOPLE" ...This is the philosophy of the Democrats and along with Senator Obama who believes, studied and taught. If you don't beleive this; then you would have seen the state of address by Bush the other night he stated "GOD BLESS YOU". All the presidents that came before him since the beginning of the Revolution has always said "GOD BLESS AMERICA".."GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY".."WE THE PEOPLE" the land of the Free..not selected few. Talk about disrespect for a United People! So wake up people..before we allow them to create a life for our children under a scary military restrictive fundamenatlist state of mind...go ahead see if ain't true..were going in this direction. Hey! I suggest viewing a movie that will give you some insight as to the financial crises and then some; of what's going on. See it to the end...and see what you think? go to www.zeitgeistmovie.com it's not affiliated to anyone and it's not a scare tactic...it's waking you up to the reallity of where were going....stop sleeping and WAKE UP PEPOLE! Especially "WOMEN" we must teach your daughters what our mothers were fighting for "THE RIGHT TO VOTE, THE RIGHT TO BETTER WAGES, THE RIGHT TO OUR PERSONAL DECISIONS REGARDING OUR BODY'S, THE RIGHT TO A BETTER STANDARD OF LIVING FOR OUR FAMILIES...the women's revolution is being stripped away of it's struggling beliefs, taking it 4 steps ahead and 3 back in the wrong direction (PALIN)...Wake up before our daughters find themselves like the movie Hand Maidens Tale..scary fundamental shit! HEY!YOOHOOO!!  WAKE UP! come on WAKE UP! To all of us who love clean water and landscapes that we want to bring our children and childrens children, do not fall for the band-aid crap of DRILLING OIL ANYWHERE...they will pollute everywhere and anything...even your back yard....did we not learn from the 70's...this is a tough one but alternatives are just waiting to be introduced but BIG OIL won't let them..Ha! there is a car that was created by an American car company that get's 65 miles to the gallon and they will not sell it here in the US? And you guess WHY? COME ON PEOPLE WAKE THE FUCK UP!! GET MAD AND SAY WHERE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!! whether you are Democrat, Replublican, Independent, or whatever! we are human beigns.."we are all one" different nationalities, races, religions, lifestyles and were in this together...THERE is no "I" in TEAM remember? So take the challenge and push back, we speak to the government what WE want...not the other way around? Are you a human or Sheep!  Bahhh...Bahhh...etc

September 27, 2008
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I cannot vote for OBamma. He will not salute the American Flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance. Even his own plane he had the American Flage painted over. Give me a break. How patriotic is that????????

September 27, 2008
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hey guido check your facts! he wasnt (not will not)putting his hand on his heart during the star spangled banner not the pledge allegiance. if you were to run with that thought than half of NFL fans,Nascar ETC...Would not like our country.The flag he painted over on his plane was the old American Airlines logo that was left on the plane. Quit being so closed minded look in the mirror and seriously ask yourself where you stand with the topic of Racism. I really dont want to accuse but if you looked a little deeper into it you would be surprised how racist this country still is.

September 27, 2008
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Mohammod Siddiquee               Time to Change

 

I think, this is the time to realize ourselves. Our political system has been captured by corrupted politician. We need to shake it up, and I believe Republican unable to do it. Because they want to lead the world by the ego and unacceptable unilateral efforts. They advices Russia that this is 21st century, so don’t act like 20th or 19th  century. But their talk and work are completely Hippocratic. We always cried about democracy,  but we always supports monarchy of middle east countries and military rulers all over the world where peoples rights smashed by the military boot. We need to change these type of antagonistic duel role to lead the world to reshape our image and acceptance in rest of the world.

In this context, I could say that we can see the light to the end of the tunnel. We all ready  been broken by the domestic economic disaster and our country sufferings a tremendous crisis which is created by long eight years Republican arrogant mislead. Now the time to fix our country by a new dimension which would be able to link us to the 21st century superhighway of international cooperation.

I can tell everybody that, Republicans’ are unable to lead the world and this great country by their old-fashioned stubborn philosophy. They need to review their political philosophy which is already proved that is completely non-realistic for 21st century.  We want to restore our image and reshape  our country and there is only one way to do this: Democratic philosophy and leadership.

And Obama is the chief of commander of  the new era time machine. He has dream and he touched  the heart of the middle class people of this great country and he give hope to the world nations those who are tired of Republican forceful leadership. They need change, we need change. This time is for the change- attitude, approach, policy and negotiations.

So, time deserving and world expecting a positive change for safer world and US nation. Obamaq will do it, because he is the son of democratic culture and change.

September 27, 2008
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Obama clearly won the debate.  He spoke clear and proud expressed his knowledge with security.  I think it is taken out of text to state that he agreed with McCain.  He agreed with a piece of what was said but continued to advise what he knows needs to be changed.  He’s wisdom ascend expectations in both economy and homeland security.  He did a wonderful job showing the connection on how it will have its effect on all. Looking at the two Obama was the only one that recognized those of use who work hard for our money and the weight that we are feeling due to the war, the 700 bill, and so on.  Obama Won!!!

September 27, 2008
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McCain did not ever look at Obama. Why?? Does he dislike him that much? This was a debate, there was supposed to be eye contact between the two candidates. That says it all for me! I am surprised that the media did not pick up on this though?

September 27, 2008
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I was not that impressed by either candidate, though Obama seems to say what most people want to hear, I doubt he is able to deliver on, due to lack of executive experience.

 

McCain made some very good points mentioning that corporations are taxed more here and if their taxes are reduced would keep business and create more jobs at home, though he didn't explain it that way unfortunately.  As Obama expressed he wanted to reduce taxes for middle America, with the job losses out there, what kind of a deal is it to pay less taxes when you're unemployed!

 

As much as I like Obama and think he means well, (Can't for the life of me figure why he would pick Joe Biden as a running mate, big mistake), I will be voting for a leader with 20+ years of experience who is dedicated to reducing government spending and waste, and knows the in's and out's of dealing with foreign heads of state.  I agree with much of what McCain said, just wish he would have elaborated a bit more.  Clear in my mind who is best man for the job of US Prez.

September 27, 2008

SENATOR MCCAIN TAX POLICY

TAX BREAKS FOR BIG OIL COMPANYS AND FOR THE WEALTHY

HE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WHO ARE HURTING

ALL HE IS DOING IN WASHINGTON IS PULLING A POLITICACL STUNT AND MAKING THINGS WORSE

 

IF YOU WATCHED DAVID LETTERMAN HE SAID SENATOR MCCAIN NEVER WAS IN WASHINGTON WHEN HE WAS TELLING THE AMERICAN HE WAS GOING

 

REPUBLICANS BLOCKED THE SECOND STIMULUS PACKAGE OBAMA HAD SAID HE WOULD THINK WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HELP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS

 

AMERICA WAKE UP..LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

September 27, 2008

SENATOR MCCAIN HAS VOTED 90%PERCENT OF THE TIME WITH PRESIDENT BUSH POLICYS

 

AMERICA WAKE UP ...WE CANT AFFORD THIS ANYMORE

 

LIKE SEN.OBAMA SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

September 27, 2008

I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THIS PAST WEEK IN THE NEWS

REPORTED THAT SENATOR MCCAINS CAMPAIGN MANAGER RICK DAVIS

WAS RECIEVING $15,000 DOLLARS EVERY MONTH FROM

THE GOOD OLD BIG GIANT MORTGAGE COMPANY FREDDI MAC

 

IS THIS THE TRANSPARENCY AND REFORM

THAT MCCAIN/PALIN TICKET WILL BRING TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS

 

LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

September 27, 2008

AMERICA I HATE THE  BAILOUT PLAN BUT LET ME SAY

UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS TO BE DONE AND THEY WILL HAVE A PLAN READY FOR REPUBLICAN PRES. BUSH TO SIGN

 

BUT IF THEY WILL FIX WALL STREET THEN THEY SHOULD HELP MAIN STREET

 

OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS WERE FOR A SECOND STIMULUS PACKAGE

AND I HEARD IN NEWS REPUBLICANS BLOCKED THE BILL

 

AMERICA WAKE UP ...ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

September 28, 2008
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To senilemccain,

You're an idiot.  Who the heck were Tom and Jim at the debate?  What an airhead.  What about that kindergartener raising the hand bit, what was that about.  Interupted constandly, smirky face although I have a dificult time even looking at his ugly face.  What an insult to the woman that gave Obama the bracelet, he had to look at the bracelet to remember the name.  And how stupid did he sound when he said, "Well, I also have a bracelet."  I'm an independent and happy to be for McCain/Palin

September 28, 2008
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if you think bush is bad you liberals out there you deserve obama: between him and biden i can not wait for their screw up..... you are going to wish that bush was in offfice again

September 28, 2008
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sammy3,

 

how many times did obama vote for his party and how many times he voted against his party?

September 28, 2008
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lynne9,,

 

Moron,  get to know who the players are in politics before yoy comment tardo! typical ignorant

September 28, 2008
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Upon the views of each political party it is clear that on the republican side there is no desire to be bipartisan (The McCain hype is fools gold!) within the McCain camp, further more by criticizing the democrats nominee Obama for being far to the left it would seem to be a foolish argument for McCain to allow such sophistry to exit his lips after having a running mate so far to the right. McCain has shown us a 3rd bush, and times like the present are too dangerous for any repeat policies that reflect the past 8 years. McCain has a 26 year record of being wishy-washy. Obama is more educated and in closer relation with both today’s issues, and the future of the middleclass Americans. This election is a matter of common sense. John McCain is what George Bush would want for this country, and that is reason enough for us not to want John McCain.

September 28, 2008
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Why are we asked to bare the burden of big business’ irresponsible decisions

I’d like to ask a few questions?

We hear that this crisis is the result of  Bad mortgage lending and insinuating that it is our fault

Has anyone looked at our economy over the course of the past 24 months.

We the American consumers only have a limited amount of assets

And on the whole how much of the consumer market has gone to EXXON

The exact number of their profits are the largest in our great nation’s history

EXXON is bankrupting the United States of America (Perhaps they have put a wrench is the market)

We the consumer have been in a strangle hold by the oil companies WHO by the way have received under this administration’s watch BIG!! BIG!! tax cuts

How is that possible? That the Corporation making more profits than all of the other Companies and corporation in the ENTIRE nation.

They have swallowed up just about all of our small business and consumer assets and forced many of us  from stimulating the economy because we have to have gas in our vehicle to get to work leaving little or nothing to invest in .

It has stopped small business expansion, investment, or bankrupt many small businesses.

 

We paid almost a 200 percent price increase last winter for home heating fuel and it sure looks like it is going to be even higher this year

 

They have forced a giant hike in all consumer products as well

So we are paying more WAY MORE for LESS

Is ANYONE I repeat ANYONE seeing any connection here??????

LET’S STOP POINTING THE FINGER AT CONSUMERS (those that are losing their homes)

AND START LOOKING AT

WHERE IS OUR MONEY GOING?

WHO or WHAT CORPORATIONS ARE BLOCKING the FLOW of THE ECONOMY?

WAKE UP AMERICA

THEY ARE GETTING OVER ON US AGAIN!!!!!!!

BY DISTRACTING US AND MAKING US THINK THAT WE ARE (THE AMERICAN CONSUMER) in SOME WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS GREAT MESS

 

If they say that this is the only way out

If we are asked to make these GREAT SACRIFICES

Then why can’t EXXON and other Oil Corporations STOP and add a little sacrifice too???

It seems as if everyone and every company and small business is in an EXXON  Choke Hold, Dry Up Your Savings GRIP

And I am so so tired of hearing that their BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars in profits is not that much really

In my BOOK a PROFIT is a SURPLUS after COST

EXXON stop the LIE

WE the voting America say No to the CONSUMERS BAILING OUT WALL STREET

LET EXXON do it they are the ones that have real money in their coffers!!!!!!!!

September 28, 2008
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can sum1 tell me hw do i start blogging on this site thnks

September 28, 2008
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As a Military Mother...is there anyone else out there upset that McCain keeps using his Military record for political brownie points when there are so, so many of our Troops that will never be able to tell their stories to anyone for any reason and their familys continue to suffer the loss.  Yes, I give credit where credit is due and McCain we thank you for your sacrifice for our Country however, I am a bit ticked off that you are using such a serious matter for political gain.....by the way, have we found those weapons of mass destruction yet?

September 28, 2008
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Sarah Palin I know has heard of the Hooked on Phonics program.  Now she must realize that there is a Hooked on Political Aids program.  I guess that crash course on National and International Politics has not worked too well for her, it shows in her interviews.  No wonder she keeps away from the hard issues at hand……and in my opinion John McCain has now officially changed the English dictionary to have the word "Maverick" become a synonym for "Stupidity"….I am now more intellectually stunted for listening to what he has to say.

September 28, 2008
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Something stood out to me that I haven't heard anyone else mention but I think is important. I realized during the debate that Senator McCain never once made any eye contact with Senator Obama even when he was addressing him directly. McCain looked down at the podium or straight ahead at the moderator during the entire debate and never once turned his head or his body to the left to face Obama. I noticed that Obama consistently looked at McCain during the entire debate when McCain was talking and when he was addressing McCain directly. I take this to mean one of two things - either Obama intimidates McCain to the point that he can't look at him without losing track of his own thoughts or either McCain thinks he is such a superior human being that he is oblivious to Obama and thinks he is no competition. I think words make a huge difference in a debate but body language is a key componet as well and you can tell quite a bit about a person by observing their actions and their composure. McCain's right jaw was clenching tightly while Obama was speaking and he seemed to be very tense and condescending and he tried to play off his anger with sarcasm and snide laughter. Obama seemed eloquent and attentive but yet firm in his convictions by making his points clear without coming across as hot headed. No matter who you think is the best candidate, my final point is there's something to be said about a man who can't look another man in his eye especially during a debate when you are running for the President of the United States. It just puts a bad taste in my mouth. Time and time again my gut keeps telling me I should not trust McCain to run our country.

September 28, 2008
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indyob you typical closed minded republican!! Your vote has helped us get where we are today. GREAT JUDGMENT!! You small minded,no conscious having people were the same ones that said "BUSH WILL HELP US WITH CLINTON'S MESS" SEE WHAT YOU DID. INSTEAD OF TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR EGO, WHY NOT HAVE SOME PRIDE IN THIS COUNTRY. VOTE FOR MCCAIN IF YOU REALLY WANT 4 MORE YEARS OF THE"BUSH LEGACY", VOTE OBAMA JUST FOR BEING DOWN TO EARTH. I CANT BELIVE THE B.S. THAT COMES OUT OF THAT RETARDED REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN. KEEP SHOWING YOUR STUPIDITY BY TYPING OUT YOUR THOUGHTS FOR EVERYONE TO READ, OK,  I NEED TO VENT FRUSTRATION ON DUMMIES LIKE YOU, AND IVE GOT ALL DAY TODAY FOR THERAPUETICAL SESSIONS; FROM 1 ANGRY AMERICAN

September 28, 2008
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BESIDES ITS NOT HOW MANY TIMES YOUVE VOTED FOR OR AGAINST YOUR PARTY, ITS HOW MANY TIMES YOUVE VOTED FOR WHATS RIGHT. WHAT ABOUT THAT RECORD???????

September 28, 2008
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PennMom, I agree. I have great respect for anyone serving our country including all of John McCain's sacrifices for our country. I am a military mom as well and this is a touchy subject for me. I admire the man but I just don't agree with his tactics to gain political support this way. He dwells in the past too much and most of his conversation is about what's happened in the past and not how he is going to make changes for the future. It seems he keeps telling his personal story over and over again at every opportunity to gain sympathy and the support of the military and their families. These families are feeling the pain and suffering of losing their sons and daughters in this long war and no one ever wants the life of a soldier to be lost in vain. It doesn't mean all of the military and their families view the war the same way that McCain does - which seems never ending. It is so obvious that he is trying to portray his military stories to try and connect and gain votes mainly from those in the military and their families. We all must realize that John McCain is not the same young, vibrant, keen man he used to be as a soldier some 30 odd years ago. He is 72 years old now with failing health. Is this really someone we want making important decisions for all of us? And if he isn't able to fulfill his duties, will we really feel safe with Sarah Pahlin calling the shots? It's just scary to me.

September 28, 2008

I CANT BELIEVE SENATOR MCCAIN USES HIS MILITARY EXPERIENCE TO GAIN POINTS IN HIS CAMPAIGN

 

INSTEAD OF SAYING HOW HE IS GOING TO HELP THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS OF THOSE BRAVE U.S. SOLDIERS THAT LOST THERE LIFES IN THE IRAQ WAR

September 28, 2008

DAVID LETTERMAN WAS SO MAD

SEN. MCCAIN SAID HE WAS GOING TO WASHINGTON TO

HELP WITH THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

 

SEN. MCCAIN LIED

DAVID LETTERMAN SHOWED SEN. MCCAIN WITH KATIE COURIC

 

WHERE IS HIS TRANSPARENCY AND REFORM

 

LIKE OBAMA SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

September 28, 2008
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Thank you for the comment support…I feel a little better knowing that we Americans are waking up from that last 8 years of being lullabied to sleep.  Too bad, that it took a national financial crisis to wake us up.  It is time for us to all wake up and stay awake.  We as tax payers have more to say about how we are treated as being the bread and butter of this country.

September 29, 2008
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I am confused and dazed! What happened to the day when choosing a candidate was cut and dry. I have never been so frustrated and disheartened than this years election. Our economy is struggling, our candidates are brawling, our president is clueless.

 

When history is written, I suspect that Palin's dodging bullets will be one of the greatest spins on truth since Bill Clintons view on "it depends on what you define as sex" comments. Does anyone else feel like a bunch of sheep lines up headed for the staughter house?

 

Paul

September 29, 2008
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Support for Obama seems to be growing by every new McCain  commercial. THANK GOD! Now I just hope that on  Election day (with the 'recounts' and all the modern day problems with poll counters,you know, wink wink) the public doesnt get duped into the same BS as the last 2 Presidential elections.

September 29, 2008
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I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT AMERICA WILL NOT VOTE FOR A MAN BECAUSE OF HIS SKIN COLOR. OUR HEARTS AND MINDS KNOW THAT OBAMA WILL TAKE THIS COUNTRY ON A DIFFERENT PATH TO SUCESS. THE PATH WE ARE ON IS THE PATH TO DESTRUCTION. MCBUSH WANTS TO KEEP US ON THAT PATH. MCBUSH CANT EVEN MAKE UP HIS OWN PATH TO DESTRUCTION, SO HE ADOPTED BUSH"S. AMERICA, WE NEED A CHANGE OF DIRECTION, WE NEED CHANGE THAT WILL MATTER NOT ONLY TO US, BUT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN. THE ONLY CHANGE THAT MCBUSH IS OFFERING IS, THE TWO CENT CHANGE FROM THE DOLLAR YOU GIVE. THATS NOT CHANGE THATS MORE OF THE SAME!!!!!!! BARACK WILL TAKE US TO THE PROMISE OF AMERICA

September 29, 2008
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THE BAIL OUT OF WALL STREET IS WRONG. WALL STREET HAS RUN OUR ECONOMY INTO THE GROUND. OUR STANDING IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN COMPRIMISED GREATLY. WE NO LONGER ARE THE SUPER POWER BECAUSE OF GREED. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, BECAUSE OF THE WEAK OR CLOSE TO NO REGULATIONS HAS ALLOWED THE GREED TO COME IN THE FRONT DOOR. ITS LIKE IN YOUR CITY OR TOWN THERE ARE NO POLICE OFFICERS. YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE. GREED WOULD SET IN LIKE A CANCER QUICKLY SPREADING THROUGH THE TOWN. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT THERE WOULD BE CHAOS AT EVERY CORNER. THATS WHAT IT IS LIKE WITH NO REGULATIONS OR POLICE. MCBUSH HAS SPENT HIS WHOLE TIME IN WASHINGTON JUST FOR THAT--NO POLICE(REGULATION)!!!! NOW HE WANTS TO STAND UP IN FRONT OF AMERICA AND SAY TO US THAT HE IS FOR REGULATIONS. WHEN IT WAS HIM AND HIS CROONEYS THAT CAUSED THIS MESS WE ARE IN. ONLY BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT DOES HE NOW WANT REGULATIONS. WELL MCBUSH, YOU ARE 26 YEARS TO LATE. WE ARE NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK WE ARE. WE KNOW YOUR GAME AND TRICKERYS, WE LEARNED FROM BUSH. YOUR JUST BUSH IN MCCAINS BODY. (OR A WOLVE IN SHEEP CLOTHING) YOUR JUDGEMENTS ARE WRONG. BY PICKING PAILIN HAS SHOWN US THAT YOU SIMPLY ARE PUTTING YOU BEFORE COUNTRY. YOU KNOW SHE DOESNT KNOW HER BUTT FROM HER ELBOW WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING AMERICA. JUST BECAUSE SHE CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM HER PORCH DOESNT WARRANT HER TO BE ANY THING. MCBUSH, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING. SHE IS WRONG FOR US AND ALASKA WILL NOT EVEN WANT HER BACK. HER TIME IN POLITICS ARE FINISHED BECAUSE SHE IS EXPOSED AS A BLONDE.AS FOR YOU MCBUSH, RETIRE, YOU WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO FINISH DESTROYING US THAT BUSH FAILED TO DO. OBAMA IS THE WAY OUT, YOU ARE THE WAY DOWN. AMERICA IS TO GREAT FOR THAT!!!!!

September 29, 2008
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BOTH OBAMA AND MCCAIN ARE THE WRONG ONES FOR OUR COUNTRY. OUR TAXES WILL GO UP, SINCE BOTH ARE FOR AMNESTY. WHY WON'T ANY COMMENTATORS ASK THEM ABOUT THE AMNESTY PROGRAM THAT THEY PROPOSE? WHAT ABOUT OBAMA GIVING DRIVER'S LICENSES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS, WHO HAVE NO RIGHTS IN THE FIRST PLACE. WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE AMNESTY PROGRAM, WHICH ALLOWS MORE OF THEIR RELATIVES TO COME LIVE IN OUR COUNTRY. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. AMERICAN CITIZENS BETTER BAND TOGETHER AND WRITE YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN. JUST THINK, IF WE ENFORCED OUR LAWS, CUT OFF ENTITLEMENTS TO ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS, THE AMERICAN TAX PAYER WOULD GET A BETTER PAY CHECK. JUST ADD UP THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDED FOR ILLEGALS. THEY GO TO A HOSPITAL TO GET THEIR FREE HEALTH CARE. WHY DO THEY GET AWAY WITH NOT PAYING THEIR BILL. IF I DIDN'T PAY MY BILL, A COLLECTION AGENCY WOULD BE CALLED IN, AND I WOULD BE FORCED TO SELL MY HOUSE. JUST THINK OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THE AMERICAN CITIZEN HAS TO PAY FOR EACH CHILD EDUCATED HERE, FROM AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. THE FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE LUNCH AT SCHOOL. WHO PAYS FOR THAT?????? IT IS NOT FAIR THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP PAYING FOR A CHILD BORN HERE AND WE HAVE TO PAY UNTIL THE CHILD IS AT LEAST 18. IF THE ENTITLEMENTS WERE CUT OFF TO ILLEGALS, THEY WOULD GO HOME AND MAYBE CHANGE THEIR COUNTRY FOR THE GOOD. LET THEM GO OUT IN THE STREETS OF MEXICO AND INSIST ON A BETTER WAGE FROM AN AMERICAN COMPANY OVER THERE! THEY DO NOT ALLOW ILLEGALS IN MEXICO. THE ANSWER IS NO.  HOW COME? I THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME TO CLOSE OUR BORDERS FOR GOOD. MAYBE THE DRUG TRAFFIC WOULD STOP. LINDA

September 30, 2008
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WOW...Financial Bombs affecting our WORLD...Nature Bombs (natural disasters)affecting our World....Poverty affecting our WORLD, etc. and all of it is coming closer and closer to everyone living on this planet...Are we waking up yet or do we really have to wait for that metaphoric atomic bomb to go off? STOP wasting time trying to place blame. We are ALL to blame on some level. Of course the people with the most power had the biggest availability to be GREEDY and control. Now I hope that most of us are waking up to see that...so please don't get lullabied back to sleep with the same lies, cover-ups and indirect destructive behavior.  It's time to have plan A,B,C and D for all situations....and stop taking for granted that plan A or B will work Washington because you can't control everything or play with the lives and lively-hoods of people. Everything and Everybody has their braking point.

October 1, 2008
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The disappointment of this campaign continues.  If the viewers expect fair and balanced truth on the Presidential candidatesor Vice Presidential candidates, they have been terribly deceived!  When the Vice Presidential debate (which will be aired on October 2. 2008, has a moderator who has written about Obama.  The glowing story.  Ms. Gwen Ifillhas a personal gain in this debateher book has been given fame before the release.  Here is the bio of Ms. Gwen from the OETAPublic Broadcasting network--Ms. Gwen bio from their own website:  VP debate moderator Ifill releasing pro-Obama book »

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The moderator of Thursday's vice-presidential debate is writing a book to come out about the time the next president takes the oath of office that aims to "shed new light" on Democratic candidate Barack Obama and other "emerging young African American politicians" who are "forging a bold new path to political power."

 

Now contact the Public Broadcasting number at 703-739-5481. This network (who relies on public contributions to stay on the aire) needs to know the public will not support any network who allows a moderator who is clearly biased on the outcome of the debateor will pay for Ms. Gwen to have the same network promoting her book.  A book in which Ms. Gwen will financially benefit both from being the moderator of the debate--to promoting her own book on the network!  Conflict of interest!  Capital gain inevitable!

Please call@ 703-739-5481 or your local oeta--public broadcasting network.

October 2, 2008
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People we should not lower our expectations of Gov. Palin because she is a woman.  She should be held accountable for her actions and answers, and if wins, will represent American Leadership.  As it stands now, she makes all of us Americans look like we have no clue because McCain chose someone that can't answer a DIRECT QUESTION. Don't view her as a female view her as a politician ONLY and can she take the pressure when it hits at a moment’s notice? We are not being mean, just REALISTIC!

October 2, 2008
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Since a lot of people think that the expectations of Gov. Palin should be lowered in tonight’s debate, should we also lower our expectations of Sen. McCain because he has cancer or because he is elderly and most presidential personnel are retiring from their positions at his age…NOT just starting them.  Wake up these two candidates are trying to get positions to run our country!

October 2, 2008
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I fine it funny, that the two candiates with the lease amount of education belong to the republican party, and in this time of need for our great country, we are actual thinking of giving it to them. We talk about leadership, I just hope we can find it. Barack Obama, its time.

October 2, 2008
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I fine it funny, that the two candiates with the least amount of education belong to the republican party, and in this time of need for our great country, we are actual thinking of giving it to them. We talk about leadership, I just hope we can find it. Barack Obama, its time.

October 2, 2008
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The sweeteners the new bail-out plan includes are like a twisted person giving candy to a child to pull them in for the rape and abuse.

 

Just heard that NEW Plan to be voted on October 3rd. Will ALLOW Wall Street to KEEP their million dollar PAYCHECKS and even pay them more.

 

Make them keep working on it!  The only thing falling quick are the crooks that put us here in the first place.

October 2, 2008
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The above comment was made by Congressman Sherman who read the New Bill and spoke on CNN this afternoon.

October 2, 2008
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Why did they ask Biden the questions' first. This prepared her to spin off his answers.

October 2, 2008
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Vice President position, I would be afraid to her Ms Palen running this country this is not running a home and doing that badly. Why don't Presidental candidates think before they make decisions. Mr. Cain made a terrible choice with Gov. Palen.

October 2, 2008
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I was very disappointed that Governor Palen didn't acknowledge when Sentor Biden talked about the lost of his wife and daughter. As a mother, I felt she could have gotten off her script and show some compassion. Governor Palen is not ready to lead this country.

October 2, 2008
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I was very disappointed that Governor Palen didn't acknowledge when Sentor Biden talked about the lost of his wife and daughter. As a mother, I felt she could have gotten off her script and show some compassion. Governor Palen is not ready to lead this country.

October 3, 2008
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This Palen lady is such a weak vp canidate. It sounded to me like she was begging for our votes instead of giving sound answers for the questions asked. And, just how may questions did she not answer?

October 3, 2008
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My husband and I watched the debate together. We both felt both candidates avoided responding with direct answers.  However, I do not think either candidate intentionally did not answer the direct questions, but rather tried to get their responses to some of the previous questions in due to the time restraints.  I thought Sarah Palin did very well.  Yesterday, there was a buzz about how bad she would probably do. I have now heard from some that she did very well.  If she is so inexperienced, but held her own in such an important debate; does this not say anything to the American people about her ability to adapt to pressure and step up when necessary.  My last comment is the fact that I cannot believe nothing has been said about the fact that McCain left his campaign and went to Washington to work on the bailout.  I constantly hear complaints from family and friends about how our Senators go on the road for a year to campaign and ignore a crisis.  McCain stepped up and tried to show us that he knew what was important, but was then criticized for doing so.  The debate was more important!?!?  What is wrong with everybody? It appears that no matter what McCain and Palin do that the media ignores the mistakes Obama makes and sweeps them under the rug, while accentuating anything negative they can find to report regarding Palin and McCain.

October 4, 2008
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why did McCain state that the Average South Korean was three inches taller than the North Korean?  I found this strange and disrespectful.

October 4, 2008
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The master McCain and the student Sarah Palin defeated.

 

Sarah tried hardly to memorize the notes transcribed for her by her republican coach. But the machine did not work well, as expected. The score of the game for two seasons of debates comes down to two - zero, for Obama / Biden. Two more remaining rounds of debate!

 

Sarah must understand that talking without saying anything is not good strategy to win a debate or even an election. Playing a comedy, humor, "theater" and the emotional can never save McCain. Everyone has his humor and his different background to share. Sarah must, like Biden, know how to give answers, answers, answers and answers, and again knowing to respond short and with precision and intelligence. Sarah is low and empty to become Vice-President!

 

Against Joe Biden, Sarah did not respond to any question, as in her failed interviews before the debate. Sarah Palin uses to make rhetoric but with empty of substance, structure and coherence. I didn’t see the executive experience of Sarah that McCain was talking about. I saw Sarah Palin as a baby girl talking with her father Biden.

 

Now, trying to make a wake up move of recovering from his fall, McCain called Sarah Palin "Barracuda". I’m laughing about the comedian republican ticket McCain/Palin. Politics is about knowledge of issues and never about distraction, deception, and manipulation. It’s never about the emotional and empty words. The McCain bracelet and "a mother in the kitchen around the table with her kids! Wow. Obama has also a bracelet. Biden also knows how to raise kids without a mother. You see, that emotional arrow doesn’t work!

 

You know why Obama is so strong? He graduated from Harvard Law Studies and International Political Science. Those assets are giving him flexibility and intelligence to become the next American president.

 

His faith is giving him wisdom, respect and humility, so he can praise McCain every time as an American hero. The Honesty of Obama is a great quality of a good leader and not a weakness as McCain and his people may think. That’s what McCain can’t understand.

 

I’m John McCain and I approve this message

October 5, 2008
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BLACKMAIL, PAY-OFFS, PROMISES, CORRUPTION ALL OVER WASHINGTON.  The only thing that Washington on both sides has done is adopt a Bill called “Save my own Ass and make everyone else think we are saving them too.”  Washington, Wall Street, and Foreigners, they count on Americans living beyond their means and since we have that “Want it Now Charge, Charge, Charge” attitude, they know that we have a greater tendency to get out of control which allows them to cover-up their own corruption even more.

 

It is time for America to change their attitude and ways to "Cash and Carry Only" which will force us to live within our means and a smaller place for corruption to hide.  It is not only time just to use our mouths but our intelligence as well to take charge of our own futures & the futures of our children.

October 5, 2008
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Can we just get real?  Let's face it, if Obama was ONLY interested in the presidency he would have put Hillary on the ticket and just SAILED into the white house!  McCain's choice of Palin is a joke and embarrassment, a snare and a delusion, at best!  Now, the personal attacks are back and the "anything that sticks" sticks and stones tactics are coming in the final months and the emails are circulating with all the ficticious "facts" about Obama that were proven to be false months ago are resurfacing... no originality in the corruption. Palin's comments about "Pallin' around with terrorist" was just a further indication of how we do not need to be represented by another cruel administration. I would be nice to have a culture of compassion and empathy in charge, again. That will not be found by the administration that has put corporate greed and personal wealth ahead of the middle-class American public that represents the majority of Americans.  The time has come for America to reclaim its dignified place in the world. Thank you for taking time to read this.  :)  God bless America!

OzguyNJ@aol.com

October 5, 2008
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"ENOUGH"! We are not stupid out here. The mud slinging will not work. I am a Republican and I'm ashamed of our candidate.I expected him to run a clean campaign as he promised. The twisting of facts & the defamation of ones opponent's character is unbecoming of any candidate running for office, let alone the President of the USA. A man is only good as his word.So MUCH for change! Not from  my candidate. He has a character flaw and he can't be trusted.

October 6, 2008
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OUR NATION IS UNDER ATTACK BY ITS OWN PEOPLE, WE ALL SHOULD WORK TOGETHER TO GET RID OF ALL THE BIG SHOTS IN CONGRESS AND THE SENATE, SUCH AS LIPSTICK PIG PELOISE AND THE DEMOS"!!!!!! OBAMA, BIDEN WILL NOT PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS IF PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT IF THEY ARE PUT IN THE WHITE HOUSE THE UNITED STATES WILL BE FOREVER DOOMED!!!! BECAUSE OBAMA ISSSSSS MUSLIM!!!!! AND HE WILL SELL OUR FREEDOM TO ALL OUR ENEIMES!!!!!!!! WE WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR MONEY , OUR JOBS  OR ANY THING ELSE, BUT WE BETTER BE READY TO MEET OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, JUST WAKE UP, LOOK AROUND AT ALL THE NATURAL DISASTERS,AND ALL THE CORRUPT AND EVIL PEOPLE, THAT DO NOT BELIEVE JESUS,WILL RETURN SOON, THE SIGNS ARE HERE!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICANS, LOOK HOW THE SO CALLED MENTOR AND REV, WRIGHT OF OBAMAS ,SLANDER ALL WHITE AMERICANS, ALL THIS RACIST CRAP NEEDS TO BE PUT IN THE PAST AND LEFT THERE!!!!!! IF YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN AND LOVE YOUR COUNTRY IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE BLACK,WHITE, RED, YELLOW, GREEN. WE ALL NEED TO PUT GOD FIRST,AND STOP THE BLAME GAME.PRAY FOR US ALL.

October 7, 2008
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GAM

Tennesse is so red but honestly everyone I know is voting for Obama. Yesterday 30 of my sons friends regestered to vote all going for Obama. Wht not take a poll in Tennessee and post it and tell us where we are

October 7, 2008
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Here is a “What If Scenario”.  What if the very first inclination to Washington to Bail our Country out and help everyone was to allocate 1 Million to each tax payer as a stimulus type package but “First under every payment sent out there was “Oversight” in place, that “ALL” credit under that tax payer’s social security number must be paid first and balance sent out to tax payer.  That would include, outstanding credit card debt, loans of all types, any and all debt owed under that social security number receiving that stimulus package.  Then, of course it would be taxed at the end of the year.  If the government wanted, they could state it would be taxed before and after.  I mean after all, the government comes up with a reason why they need to do anything else.  It seems to me that would help banks out and our economy.  After all the taxes paid out it would still leave consumers room to still have that “get it now, buy, buy, buy” attitude and we would go a put some if not all the money right back into the economy.  At least every single tax payer would be able to keep their homes, pay their debt OFF, etc.  At least the majority could have benefited from this mess of corruption, pay-offs and promises in Washington and they would have spent less than 700 billion. 

 

It is hard to think or believe that if given that opportunity that our economy would not have beefed up and everyone would have a chance at a fair shake in all this mess that Washington created.  This “New Rescue Plan” is a cover-up of a bigger black hole of mess until after the election.  BOTH sides agreed too quickly for this plan.  We are losing money everyday which should show most people that our economy is NOT saved from anything and a lot of people know this and are not taking chances with the United States economy.  This is just another case of Washington having no plan “B” for their bad choices for America.

October 10, 2008
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October 13, 2008
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Racism is embedded at the roots of American history. We as American individuals have to choose what we allow to rule us. We can allow freedom to govern our judgments, or we can be bound by indifference, but foolishness will never end.

 

That is not just a thesis statement, or strong argument. It's the truth.

October 14, 2008
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      • Forks , don't fight with WORD fight with the real issues.

 

 

The real issue in front us is I am surprised that EVERY CHRISTIAN ACCEPT WITCH HUNTER Palin .

 

 

Every one who watched VP debate HAVE heard that she IS NOT GOING TO CARRY ON Mcc 's  POLICY IF Mcc  DIED IN HIS OFFICE  , is that scary?

 

 

And everyone heard  well about she is sell herself  insted of sell Mcc's policy .... in another word she is not running for VP she is ruuning for President of United State. Shhe is HUNGERY ABOUT POWER AND CAN'T WAIT TO abuse IT  WITH HER HUSBAND.

 

 

The real issue urgent to us is I am surprised we accepted a saggy Governor who 'ABUSED HER POWER '

 

 

She is not a WASHIONTON OUTSIDER she knows how to FOLL and LIE to American.

 

 

She knows how to use her power to make the builder built her house for free; she knows how to make the goverment pay for her SUV....forks, this is only 19 month old Governor but she already full of WASHIONTON INSIDER's quality .... she is a ambucous woman no one can in her way to her power even her disabled son can't ....

 

 

Dose Palin has some her OWN ???   She claim herself a ‘HOUCKY MOM’;  ‘THANKS BUT NO THANKS’ ; ‘ WASHIONTON OUTSIDER ‘ these are revealed lately was a lie. Today she started to copy Obama’s ‘ WE CAN’T AFFORT AN OTHER ….’ ; and she copy Biden’s word ‘ FORKS’ ……..

 

 

 

My question is : can she has some thing really from her own without copy others? Where she stands?  Dose she  has a BONE?

 

 

 

.......and those are important thing we must thing about it.

 

the more I think about it , she is insulting to watch !

 

 

She is like a clever marketing gimmick designed to fool people. But can you imagine her as President or representing us with other countries as VP ... NO F-CKING WAY !!!FOOLED ONCE SHAME you, FOOLED TWICE SHAME  ME.

October 14, 2008
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      • Forks , don't fight with WORD fight with the real issues.

 

 

The real issue in front us is I am surprised that EVERY CHRISTIAN ACCEPT WITCH HUNTER Palin .

 

 

Every one who watched VP debate HAVE heard that she IS NOT GOING TO CARRY ON Mcc 's  POLICY IF Mcc  DIED IN HIS OFFICE  , is that scary?

 

 

And everyone heard  well about she is sell herself  insted of sell Mcc's policy .... in another word she is not running for VP she is ruuning for President of United State. Shhe is HUNGERY ABOUT POWER AND CAN'T WAIT TO abuse IT  WITH HER HUSBAND.

 

 

The real issue urgent to us is I am surprised we accepted a saggy Governor who 'ABUSED HER POWER '

 

 

She is not a WASHIONTON OUTSIDER she knows how to FOLL and LIE to American.

 

 

She knows how to use her power to make the builder built her house for free; she knows how to make the goverment pay for her SUV....forks, this is only 19 month old Governor but she already full of WASHIONTON INSIDER's quality .... she is a ambucous woman no one can in her way to her power even her disabled son can't ....

 

 

Dose Palin has some her OWN ???   She claim herself a ‘HOUCKY MOM’;  ‘THANKS BUT NO THANKS’ ; ‘ WASHIONTON OUTSIDER ‘ these are revealed lately was a lie. Today she started to copy Obama’s ‘ WE CAN’T AFFORT AN OTHER ….’ ; and she copy Biden’s word ‘ FORKS’ ……..

 

 

 

My question is : can she has some thing really from her own without copy others? Where she stands?  Dose she  has a BONE?

 

 

 

.......and those are important thing we must thing about it.

 

the more I think about it , she is insulting to watch !

 

 

She is like a clever marketing gimmick designed to fool people. But can you imagine her as President or representing us with other countries as VP ... NO F-CKING WAY !!!FOOLED ONCE SHAME you, FOOLED TWICE SHAME  ME.

October 14, 2008
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I wanted this to be a blod but obviously I'm doing something wrong!?  If someone at headquarters can put this under assignments, would surely appreciate it.

Suggestion for new assignments, let's help Elizabeth Cohen of CNN out and submit our own suggestions for coping with our Economy and the Election.

Many thanks to whoever puts this post in the right direction!  MarieSager in Los Angeles

October 14, 2008
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Blog not blod!  Sorry for the typo!  Thank you Rachel.

November 5, 2008
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wow ! so I would first like to congratulate akorn for throwing this election . cnn and most of the other media that held back on all the info that would have exposed him for what he truly is ,a racist liar who was funded by terrorist,radicals,and racist ,at home and abroad.a man whose only history is voting for higher taxes and lying to the American public ,and has affiliations with racist anti white anti American morons like rev wright/and the moron of all morons all sharpton /aires/ and all his neighbors that live in his neighborhood which is apparently in the middle east ,and all the black voters who voted for him because he is black totally ignoring the issues his terrorist /socialist buddies that will help this puppet flush this country the rest of the way down the toilet thank you for proving how racist and ignorant you really are ,now there is no doubt in any educated Americans eyes what just happened . Any one with half a brain would not vote for this puppet . You think the economy is bad not hold on for his change because that is what is going to be left in your bank accounts , that is the change he is referring to . I am just curious ,so when akorn is convicted for the biggest voter fraud ever seen in any election world wide will the true president john MCcain be placed in the office and obama and his racist radical fraudulent supporters be prosecuted and jailed , and in a closing note can some please indite the most racist moron I have ever heard rev wright of inciting race crimes he incites.  if you hate America so bad revwright please for the sake of America get on a plane and get the hell out of America we don't need your kind here .so congrats to all the brainless morons who voted for obama and to the people who have been milking the welfare system for years your new inflated welfare checks will be issued shortly so don't bother getting a job obama's got your back.But to the rest of the working class(white and black) good luck paying the taxes that are about to be imposed  on you to pay for the ones who are to sorry to get a job and I hope all the sorry lazy moochers who were already living off of out sweat via the welfare system that was almost reformed before we voted in the friend of the lazy "obama" at least thank you on your way to work as they hang out on the corners eating the steaks that you paid for .

December 4, 2009
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