Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Liveblogging the final debate...on iReport

iReporters have come up with some pretty neat ways to use this site since its launch. One of the most unique things we've seen comes from veteran iReporter dpkronmiller . He's "liveblogged" each of the presidential and vice-presidential debates - on iReport! By updating the comments in an iReport throughout the debate and inviting others to do the same, he gives running commentary on the debate and helps keep iReporters up to speed with what the candidates are saying. Watching tonight's debate between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain? Join dpkronmiller on his liveblogging iReport and let your thoughts be heard throughout the debate. Then, after it's over, grab your video camera and let us know your final thoughts . Your opinions could be heard on CNN!

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October 15, 2008
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According to the US Department of Labor the 90th percentile wage of Plumbers is $75,000. How many illegal immigrant laborers is "Joe the Plumber" abusing to earn over $150,000 per year?

 

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

 

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

 

National estimates for this occupation

Industry profile for this occupation

State profile for this occupation

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)      Employment

RSE (3)      Mean hourly

wage      Mean annual

wage (2)      Wage RSE (3)

435,010      1.0 %      $22.76      $47,350      0.4 %

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile      10%      25%      50%

(Median)      75%      90%

Hourly Wage      $12.77      $16.10      $21.20      $28.51      $36.09

Annual Wage (2)      $26,550      $33,490      $44,090      $59,290      $75,070

October 15, 2008
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Expecting Obama to be more strong with his words which may attract younger generations. Mccain should should stop calling himself experienced, everyone knows about it.

October 15, 2008
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McCain is trying hard to show more personality.

October 15, 2008
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The truth is according to the labor union ufcw who is for Obama said that

"obama's tax cuts is only going to be $1000.00 for the 95% of working families who is making less than the $150,000.00."

October 15, 2008
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McCain doesn't see the difference between his campaign slinging personal attacks, and Obama's campaign attacking McCain's policies.

October 15, 2008
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McCain is so much on the defensive he is losing the debate.  He sounds like a record that only has a limited number of songs that can be played.  There is so little new material from him that he simply cannot be considered as "providing change" when he can't deliver it in the last presidential speech.  McCain lives in the past.  He does not routinely address what he IS GOING TO DO for us if he is president.  He has little in the way of new ideas.  I really don't care what either of these two guys have done.  I want to know what they will do.  They are right - we are all hurting.  But McCain seems to only have an eye for the rich.  What about economic and social justice?  Obama does address these issues.  Obama comes across as thoughtful.  McCain comes across as a pressed LP record who can only play the same songs over and over.  McCain is just on the attack.  Yes, Obama does defend himself, but he also provides new ideas and a fresh start for this country.  I've made my mind - I'm voting for Obama.  McCain is yesterday's news, yesterday's game plan.  We need something contemporary; not something obsolete.

October 15, 2008
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Where both of these candidates fail is not willing to take the bull by the horns.  Everyone loves to hear cut taxes, but the reality is that the bills are due.  What happens every time that taxes are cut or not raised and new monies are needed, what happens .. . . . service fees!  People will pay more for all sorts of service fees.  People in this country need to wake up.  We have bought the blatant lies of the entrenched politicians to our own demise.  We've been partying for decades, and, guess what?  Yep, the credit card statement is on our kitchen counter.  It's time for this country, as a family, to gather together and figure out what we are going to do to pay our bills.  We can't keep on cutting, cutting, not raising taxes.  Sooner or later, even all the service fees that can be ladelled will not be enough to cover our rising debt and costs of living as a people.  We are going to have to raise taxes!  Do we want to bite the bullet now, or, as a people, take a bullet to our heads?

October 15, 2008
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Scheiffer is the Worst Moderator so far.  

 

He has let McCain have the Last word on every single question so far

October 15, 2008

Israel is why 9/11 happened! In the book "The Israel Lobby & US Foreign Policy" Israel outlined how they want to be in the middle east region in 1996! & the current US foreign policy in the middle east matches 95% of Israel's plan in 1996.  This book was written by a HARVARD POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR :  "John J. Mearsheimer, of the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard"

 

Do you think 9/11 helped to send us to war with Iraq to take down one of ISRAEL'S biggest threats (as long as we would then deal with Iran after)

 

READ THIS BOOK : "The Israel Lobby & US Foreign Policy"

 

We are working middle class families raising the next generation, we didn't sign up for this.

 

Any elected official that considers socializing private companies losses with taxpayer dollars is NOT interested in protecting the taxpayer!

 

The "correction" will happen regardless if this unAmerican, Unconstitutional transfer of wealth of a bailout bill is passed. 700 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to the TRILLIONS of mtg debt out in the market. 700 billion is chicken feed, a drop in the bucket. Prices need to deflate on their own, we should not allow our government to artificially prop up values of these worthless securities with OUR TAX DOLLARS.

 

I would also like my receipt please, because if our hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars that have already been limitlessly committed to bailing out FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC are still not enough to keep these banks running, & they fail, & the paper I'm paying on is worthless & it's owned by a Foreign bank....and our home prices continue to decline....and our tax dollars are being used to bail out my mortgage holder by buying my mortgage back from him?..... Then our homes should be free & clear.

 

WHY WOULD ANYONE CONTINUE TO PAY THEIR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS?

 

If our tax dollars are being used, all we need in return is a receipt, to show our mortgage company that our home is now free and clear.

 

SOLUTION : SOLUTION : SOLUTION :

 

If We The People are going to be accountable by means of cost, the only way to prevent this from happening again is for THE PEOPLE by means of the congress to control the issuance & coin of our own currency, not the FED.

 

Free Markets work, our market lost it's freedom in 1913.

 

"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

 

_Woodrow Wilson, 1919

 

Please write in Ron Paul on Nov. 4

October 15, 2008
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As a McCain supporter, I am glad to day that I haven't heard him refer to himself as a "maverick" yet

October 15, 2008
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PLEASE don't waste your vote by voting for someone other than the two major candidates. Independent and third party candidates are pointless, they have NEVER won an election. They are the reason we have George Buush as president right now.

October 15, 2008
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No one is listening McBush!!! You are a liar you never reputed Sarah Palin remarks. You are sooooo old and you need new dentures. But other than that Obama 08!

October 15, 2008
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Shceiffer is giving McCain every last word ---Obama is debating McCain and his side-kick Scheiffer

October 15, 2008
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Someone needs to inform Senator McCain and his health care advisors about 2 things about health insurance -  1) most insurance policies do not cover cosmetic procedures such as his much desired hair transplant; and 2) cosmetic procedures such as a nose job do not and should not be compared as equal to the need for a life-saving transplant such as a heart.

October 15, 2008
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It's about time McCain is calling out Obama on all his lies, ties and record. How much more stuttering to we need to hear from Obama before America see's right thru him.

October 15, 2008
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Sen. Mccain refuse to allow Sen. Obama to talk when it is his time to talk! He is an evil person and seems to not understand this is the year of 2008, not 1960!

October 15, 2008
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Hey jpecci, Obama is etting the last word, happy!!!

October 15, 2008
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jason the finally let Obama get the last word at the end - closing statement.   No I am not happy ---but not surprised that Scheiffer gave McCain all the final adversarial responses

October 15, 2008
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The gist of it all was at the end....

 

McCain says to Obama, "Good Job Good Job"

 

Obama, forgot to say yes boss yes boss.

 

One changed the other is still stuck in the 50's IMHO

October 15, 2008
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McCain lost the debate. McCain seem very upset.

October 15, 2008
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I am very happy Sen. McCain finally got the Bill Ayers issue off of his mind; although it took up much of the debate time for him to discuss Bill Ayers!

October 15, 2008
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it was interesting to learn that because palin's son has down syndrome makes her an expert in autism.

October 15, 2008
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It really shows what a true Fascist Senator McCain has become being W's protege. He really believes Daddy Bush's proposition that it was an intervention instead of an Assassination on Nov.22nd 1963. McCain's slipping in his old age.

Quote "McCain:  "Any place, any time," the way Barry Goldwater and Jack Kennedy agreed to do, before the intervention of the tragedy at Dallas. So I think the tone of this campaign could have been very different. And the fact is, it's gotten pretty tough. And I regret some of the negative aspects of both campaigns. But the fact is that it has taken many turns which I think are unacceptable."  Yes Senator , You are regrettable!!!

Your mental slip is revealing and it speaks volumes of your personal opinion of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy our 35th President!

October 15, 2008
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McCain looked pi*ed off. He looks really creepy when he gets mad. Kind of like the krypt. McCain never really cared about the poor. Suddenly he cares 3 months before an election, and even more 3 weeks before? BULL S*T!

October 15, 2008
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John McCain was the keynote speaker for Acorn in 2006??? Why hasnt anyone talked about this???

October 15, 2008
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I thought Obama was confident and even keeled. He continued to focus on helping the middle class. On the other hand, McCain was impatient and angry and uncontrollable.

 

Obama won overall.

October 15, 2008
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To all the Latin's who want to vote for McCain. Republicans has never done anything good for Latin's. Those republican millionaires at the spanish networks have you all brain washed. if he had it his way, he would put you all on an intertube and float you back to your country. So keep back stabbing the democrats and see where you and your family ends up.

October 15, 2008
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This debate was the best debate thus far but also the worst.  John McCain was so negative and disrespectful towards Senator Obama that his veins in his head was about to pop out.  We are suppose to be focusing on the issues but yet every chance McCain received he attacked Obama’s character which I think is unacceptable.  He kept on implying that Obama was in cahoots with terrorist which was absolutely ridiculous.  He wanted to leave doubts in Americans heads that he was some how linked to Aries because he wanted to discourage voters.  McCain said, his “feelings were hurt” but Obama was right when he said that his feeling being hurt is not the issue.  He contradicted himself about the negative ads because he turned right back around and was overly negative on Obama.  This debate showed valid examples of McCain’s hot-headedness and anger that he has build up inside.  Also when Obama referred to the rally that his running mate Sarah Palin was having when an American yelled out “kill Obama” McCain said that he was proud of everyone who attended these rallies.  So if that is so he then is also proud of  the guy who threatened Obama’s life which down right rude and disrespectful.  This shows that McCain would do anything to when this election which includes slandering Obama’s name.  Obama won this debate because he stayed on the issues and he didn’t loose his head.  He had plenty opportunities to attack McCain and Palin but he remained very presidential.  McCain attacked Joe Biden and he was very desperate to try to gain some leverage in this race and in the end he failed with his negativity. So please remember to vote on the issues and we have had enough negativity in this country it is time to take a new direction in leadership.  We don’t need more of the same Bush policies.

October 15, 2008
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I did not see the whole last debate yet however I saw enough. To me Mccain during every debate has done more trash-talking and defending but less informing of his plans. I was 'in the grey' with this election but after avid research the choice seems obvious. Mccain wants to cost the country, which is in enormous debt as we all know, more money. His plan makes zero sense in trying to get our country out of this economic disaster. On the contrary, Obama wants to tax those making over 250,000 dollars per year. Those who make 250,000+ dollars per year and are unwilling to be taxed in order to assist those less fortunate are greedy, their pride of their wealth outweighs their care for our country. Those who are suffering from the ecomonic woes our country is undergoing are the ones who will be on the street when Mccains ideas become actions, in the tragic event he becomes president. If someone could please justify for me how in the world Mccains ideas would bail our country out of its current situation that would be amazing. I know too many people, just from my college, that aren't voting because they believe Obama is all talk and Mccain's ideas are terrible. Obviously, they also believe if Obama were elected he is bound to be assasinated. I would rather give my vote to someone who has ideas I agree with that may be assasinated than ever vote for Mccain. Mccain can't even brush his own hair let alone run a country, he is bound to have a heart attack or some ailment due to his age resulting in his death, then Sarah Palin!@$@# That is the day I move out of the country, rewind 1.09.09 is the day I move out of the country if Obama doesn't win. Growing up in a very politically active republican home I assumed I would always remain a republican...John Mccain, you changed that.

October 15, 2008
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well well it looks like macain was a bit pissed off..maybe if had not spent majority of his time bashing obama he possibly could have gotten some where but then again he didnt... we the people dont care about the bashing we care about what will be done to move us forward as a nation with the bush adim we have made more emenys then ever we are in the biggest mess ever and with macian in office it will keep going... if something was to happen to macain sarah palin would fall flate on her face she can not run the white house that is a job for a strong man... her job is in the kitchen and being a grandmother where she will be better off GO OBAMA

October 15, 2008
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Im half latino and I know what Im talking about. I have seen the republicans use the word reform to make laws harder for latin's.

October 15, 2008
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McCain is hot temperd and ready to go to war at the blow of the wind without thinking about it.

He's the one that cant be trusted.

October 15, 2008
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It is very interesting to read your thoughts!! But Dawn0218, you took the words out of my mouth!!! Between that and the plastic surgery thing (which isnt covered by any insurance I know of)McCain is losing his memory in his old age. Tonite I will give it to him, he did a little better. But only because for once he had the guts to look at Obama. Too bad for a man with such 'integrity', he did it only after being condemned for not doing so before. McCain is in fact ERRATIC. In a week we went from being 'economically sound' to being in full crisis mode. He voted against equal pay for women, said we need training instead, but he didnt feel that way about his running mate. Wake up people. Unless you are ready to ride the McCain train wreck.

October 15, 2008
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Mccain was so obviously disrespectful to Obama. he spoke with such contempt. his facial expressions  showed his anger and it turns people off

October 15, 2008
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He cant seem to get through his head that Obama said NO TAX RAISE FOR SMALL BUSINESS WHO'S NOT MAKING ALOT OF MONEY. So why does he stick to his lies.

October 15, 2008
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I believe Barack Obama will be the next president of The United States. He has proven to be a more effective leader, orator and strategist as well as his partner Biden. My personal views are set aside for what is best for our economy and well being as AMERICANS. He has been proven loyal, honorable and prepared to fight if necessary.  A wise man talks before he fights. I believe Americans will “Barack the Vote!”

 

Obama is very focused and specific in how he will implement his plan on healthcare, employment, the war and energy. He is persuasive, non-confrontational yet direct at the same time. He holds a level of humility that I have never seen in a man of his stature. He is the next President of The United States.

 

Thea-Marie Perkins

October 15, 2008
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i also noticed macain would not let obama talk is it that he was looking real dum or is it that the truth to him hurt not only is he rude but a devil in a red dress... Obama is the right man for the job what respect i have for obama he had enoungh respect for his self to say thank you at the end>>> Obama supporter all the way he got my vote go obama

October 15, 2008
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If I had any thought of voting for McCain, it certainly died tonight.  I can't even count the number of times I was offended by his comments but the worst was his comparison of cosmetic surgery to a life saving procedure (organ transplantation).  Until then I thought he was just misguided not stupid!  Almost equally offensive was his characterization of Sarah Palin as a "role model for women".  And just because she has an autistic child doesn't mean autism is the only type of special needs child and doesn't make her an expert on special needs children!

October 15, 2008
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I think that Obama is going to win, and it makes me feel good like it did when Clinton was winning and finally did win. Yea, I think 2009 and 2010 are going to be better years then the last 8.

October 15, 2008
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Why did McCain keep interupting both Obama and the moderater?? So much for bipartisanship. If you can't do it in front of millions, what are you going to do behind closed doors... Oh and when did McCain or Palin say anything about the 'kill him' comments in their rallies? Oh, I forgot, he is PROUD of everyone at his rallies. Crazies and all

October 15, 2008
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John, where have you been?  You say things will change but you've been in power for 25 years plus. (?) Why haven't things changed before now? 

 

Also, McCain doesn't know the difference between Autism and Down's Syndrome?  What does he know about mental illness in children?  John, you've got a lot to learn about disabilities.

October 15, 2008
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I keep hearing about voter fraud and the republicans making it seem like its bigger than it is. But when bush did the biggest voter fraud in history, all the republicans kept saying then was, "Stop whying!"

The problem really is that those people get paid per registration. and right now times are hard and people are desperate for the situation that the republicans has gotten us into..

October 15, 2008
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John McCain is a lunatic! Obama could have thrown Sarah Palin all around that room tonight and he remained silent. These 2 are ridiculous. I just hope that this is enough to tie up our loose ends and get this done.

October 15, 2008
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JOHN McCAIN WON THIS DEBATE COMPLETLY!!!!! McCAIN,IS TELLING THE TRUTH . WE ALL NEED TO TO KNOW ABOUT ALL OBAMAS" CORRUPT DEALINGS. OBAMA TRULY LIED IN THIS DEBATE AND HE DID NOT ANSWER ALL OUESTIONS THAT ARE SO VITAL TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!! I WAS A BIG SUPPORTED OF HILLIARY CLINTON, BUT HER RUNNING AGAINST OBAMA , THEN JUST SWITCHING TO STAND UP FOR THE CORRUPT POLICIES OF OBAMA AND JUST FORGETTING HER SUPPORTERS AND WHAT SHE TOLD THEM SHE STOOD FOR. HILLIARY YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF. LOOK , I REALLY WORRY WHEN THE MEDIA THINKS ITS OK TO TRY TO PUT A MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT ACTUALLY HAS AND STILL DOES HAVE DEALINGS WITH SUCH HATERS OF AMERICA!!!!!! AND YOU ALL KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND YOU KNOW ITS TRUE. ARE THEIR ANY MORALS LEFT???? WE WANT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE ECONOMY OF THE UNITED STATES IF OBAMA, GETS IN OFFICE , WE WILL BE SOLD OUT TO TERRORIST, AMERICANS, THINK ABOUT YOU CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN!!!!! WHAT MORALS DO YOU WANT TO SEE THEM GROW UP IN???? BUT YOU KNOW THE BIBLE IS BEING FULLFILLED, MAY ,GOD, HELP US ALL IF , OBAMA, GETS IN !!!!!

October 15, 2008
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Every time that the republicans are in office, the country ends up in a crisis and corruption. Even way back with nixon and ford, and reagan with the illigal arms selling. But they never go to jail. When Obama gets in office, they should bring Bush up on federal charges, sieze all his money and property and use it to pay the country back for all the money him and his administration has missed used. him and chaney. Also take all his stock shares that he has in Texaco and Exxon.

October 15, 2008
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I thought the debate was interesting of the three but i was disappointed because out of the three debates i did not hear anything about immigration issues and illegal aliens. I do believe that John McCain lied about a lot of issues and is too nice to his Vice President pick. She is simply not ready to be called VP or President (God Forbid, seriously).

October 15, 2008
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The debate did not have a winner. I actually debated whether or not I should turn it off. I am voting for Obama because I belive Mccain will say anything to get our votes, but once in the white house, his words will be lies. Mccain's body language does not match his words. During the debate I wanted to hand him some visine and wipe the smerk off his face. I am actually begining to question if Mccain is a racist with how superior he likes to make himself seem over Obama. Obama did not debate well at all, although I think Mccain lead him into a corner by a "no I didn't, yes you did, argument." What can really say in that situation to not appear childish. After the debate I have lost faith in Obama and still distrust Mccain. The one thing that has sealed the deal on who I will vote for is VP. I love Biden, he is a very intelligent man. i have complete faith in him. I belive Obama chose him because he felt he was best suited for VP and Mccain chose Palin because she is... I don't need to say it. I am a working mother and everything I have read and heard about her just screams shes has issues. I think Palin is just to wreakless and over confident to be VP. I would like a president and VP to atleast think it overnight before making a big decision such as choosing a VP or accepting. I also belive that a Mccain palin administration would impose their strong oppinions on major issues on the american people without caring about our lives or beliefs. Did I mention I love Biden? The whole "joe six pack" and "Joe the plummer" shout outs I find insulting. What about Mel the CNA? Who cares about me? I love my job but make little money to help support my family!

October 15, 2008
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(berthabutt) Your Klansmen head piece was on too tight and caused your brain to malfunction. Learn about McCains Bank loan corruption scandal before you throw stones from your glass trailer.

October 15, 2008
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And by the way, are you talking about people or organizations like Palin's AIP? Alaska's Independent Party? People who burn the flag and say that they hate America and wanted to separate Alaska from the USA? You mean like that? Yea, lets put them in office, Good Idea idiot.

October 15, 2008
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And all of you always talking about immigration. This land really belongs to the native americans. So if your so concerned, why dont you all go back to Europe.

October 15, 2008
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LOOK, ITS NOT ABOUT WHOS COLOR, GETS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE ,ITS ABOUT GETTING AMERICA BACK, TO A GOD, FEARING NATION!!! NOT AT ALL WHAT OBAMAS"SO CALLED REV. WRIGHT WOULD HAVE HIS SON OBAMA, DO TO AMERICA. WE HAVE NEVER HAD SLAVES IN OUR LIFE TIME, NOR WOULD WE WANT ONE. BLACKS,NEED TO WAKE UP , WHITES DO NOT OWE THEM ONE THING!!!!! BUT WE ALL OWE EACH OTHER RESPECT IF IN RETURN WE ALL GET RESPECT!!!! LOOK, I ASSURE YOU ALL THAT , BLACKS ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THIS NATION WHO HAVE HAD ARE OR HAVING A ROUGH LIFE, SO QUIT WHINING AND GROW UP !!!!

October 15, 2008
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I was astonished by McCain's continuous reference to Sarah Palin's first-hand knowledge of helping children with Autism. Her child is diagnosed with Down Syndrome, NOT Autism.

Does he know the difference, does he not know his running mate, or does he simply not care?

October 15, 2008
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LOOK, T.M. YOU NEED TO PRAY, YOU HAVE SO MUCH RACIST AND HATE!!!!!!!I AM TALKING ABOUT MORAL ISSUES AND WANTING ALL CHILDREN TO BE KEPT SAFE AND TO INSURE THEIR SAFETY!!! SO THEY CAN GROW UP AND GET A GOOD EDUCATION AND A GOOD JOB AND ABOVE ALL HAVE THE SAME FREEDOMS WE ALL HAVE NOW!!!! AND PUT GOD, FIRST IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES SO WE IN TURN CAN PASS ON GOD, IN THEIR LIVES!!!!!

October 15, 2008
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It's touching to want to help disabled children.  How will McCain do that while cutting taxes and taking a "hatchet" to the federal budget?  Why should we trust someone who keeps telling us about his new and innovative programs but won't tell us where the money will come from for them?  Does he think we're dumb enough to believe he'll give us new programs and save us money?  He's not George Bush but he sure as heck supported over 90% of Bush's programs, and he served in a Republican Congress, under a Republican president, that has given us the greatest deficits and the worst economic crises in our history.  Finally, the notion that Acorn's voter registration fraud, reprehensible as it is, is the "biggest threat to American democracy" is just crackpot coming from the party that stole Florida in 2000.  I'd worry a whole lot more about fraudulent voting machines than fictional voters:  when those folks who Acorn allegedly registered multiple times go to the polls, they still can only vote once.  And why is he trying to tie the Acorn can to Obama's tail?  Must be because Acorn is registering Black voters and, of course, that is Obama's fault?  Yeesh....I know Obama isn't going to appoint Bill Fryer to any post and I know that McCain's first personnel decision was to choose Sarah Palin.  I think I'll worry a little harder about McCain's personnel judgment here!

October 15, 2008
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Obama has consistently shown steadfastness and heart for the people. McCain to me is playing the good ole boy game. He and Sarah try to deceive the people of America they are very good at twisting the TRUTH. I pray we as people of America don't make the mistake and allow 8 more years of the destruction of America. You can’t keep going down the same road and expect it to change. You have to go down a different road. Obama is that new road to CHANGE!!!!!!

October 15, 2008
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How will McCain help children with disabilities when he is so out of touch that he doesn't know the difference between Autism and Downs Syndrome???????

 

Governor Palin's son Trig has Downs Syndrome, extremely different from Autism.

October 15, 2008
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My gut reaction to McCain's outward expressions of anger and distain were very negative.  Add to it the constant stream of negative attacks.  The result is a glaring picture of a personality who does not have the ability to reach across the table and bring parties together. Quite the contrary.

October 15, 2008
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McCain is crashing and burning.

He is a great man, that deserves a lot of respect, but he simply is not meant to be President!

October 16, 2008
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Obama again took this debate to the highest-level in concern of all the issues discussed. McCain is a dangerous and fragile unstable candidate who continues to point fingers at Obama out of desperateness! He lets his emotions dictate his true feelings in how he really feels towards Obama. McCain is out of touch with the realities concerning the American people. John McCain’s Vice Presidential Candidate Palin accused Biden in pointing the finger at the past BUSH Administration. What hypocrisy! John McCain says to Obama: “I am not President Bush…if you wanted to run against Bush you should have done that four years ago” Well as far as I am concern about that statement McCain made. The record shows that he voted 95% on the issues passed in the Bush administration. Running against McCain is pretty much the same in running against George Bush four years ago!

October 16, 2008
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For the first time in my life I am ashamed to be an American (opposite of Obama's wife being proud to be an American after 40 something years when her husband was nominated). Are Americans dumb and naive enough to listen to the rhetoric of an inexperienced 3 years only in public service senator who can't begin to defend his record but just spill out more bullshit to cover up his voting record and dubious past and present relationswhips?Can't you see what he will do to the country with his socialist ideas! Maybe you want welfare back and socialized medicine but I don't.  McCain has many years of good experience and not one thing they can come up with over all these years to critisize him on. No,he can't talk as good, doesn't look or present himself as well as Obama but look at the facts and record. Is everything only who can bullshit the best? By, the way, what about the men fighting in foreign countries, or the Islamofacism threat? Oh, I see you all are worried about your own pocketbo0oks and Obama will put a chicken in every pot. Grow up America!

October 16, 2008
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I got the impression that McCain had no education plan that went beyond DC. Another thought that I am curious about is he doesn’t like ethanol. Is that a smart position as the Midwest like the Dakotas are rep. and ethanol is there bread and butter?

October 16, 2008
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McCain is a lying creep.

Palin is a Conniving sneaky Bi**c.

October 16, 2008
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Independent Couple.  Joe six pack & Joe the plumber meet Joe the carpenter.  We waited 8 years and watched everything go from steady and strong to losses and decline at every level of our life.  Medical Insurance from $9,000 year to almost $20,000, contribution to our 401 K and savings have stopped and everyday bills not affordable.  Voted Regan, Voted Clinton, Voted Kerry, Voting OBAMA!  Bush should have been fired, his Presidency IS a disgrace!  He leaves office Oil Wealthy and the rest of us broke poor.  From one of the richest countries to one of saddest and poorest.  We need a real leader and it isn't McCain or Palin!

October 16, 2008
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I was absolutely infuriated with the exploitation of Palin's son as the "pinch-hitter" to save the Republican campaign. As a sister of a Marine who is taking care of my AUTISTIC neice full-time, I was pissed when he tried to pass off Trig's Down Syndrome diagnosis as the "hotter issue" of autism. All unexplained childhood ailments need support not just the "fashionable" ones of the moment! But then again, we're 3 weeks out so apparently anything goes. I believe in giving each candidate a fair opportunity to prove themselves and address the issues facing the nation. But with McCain it has turned into a desperate slippery rock climb out of the mess of his own creation. For starters, Palin was clearly the wrong choice for VP. She's inexperienced in the arena's that are most pressing to America right now. Can you imagine what would happen if we're attacked in the next term? Who's the most level headed team to address something like that??? McCain and Palin are so trigger happy. Throw them in jail, no second guessing...Bomb bomb bomb Iran...Yadda yadda yadda! There's graduates fresh out of college with degrees in economics and political science who could run the White House better than them. Oh well, we can't change her nomination. Secondly, McCain really showed his true colors tonight. His reputation for being hot-headed and ill-tempered was front and center. It almost looked like he should've had his hand on his hip, rolling his neck the way he was acting like a pubescent 8th grader. His feelings were hurt?!? Well, dammit--my feelings were hurt when I checked my 401k and I'm down 30% ytd!!!!!!!!!!!! With a position as delicate as the President of the United States, we cannot afford to elect the clown and circus show which is McCain/Palin. Obama/Biden 08

October 16, 2008
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Yea, we dont owe blacks nothing. Nor do we anybody else. But the government does need to look out for us. and us is the middle class. the not rich. the poor. Mccain wants to continue a war that is spending 17 billion a month rebuilding Iraq. Iraq? have you ever been to Detroit? Cleveland? New Orleans? Baton Rouge? Tucson? and a thousand other poor communities here in the USA? I have, and some places are just as bad as there. So why not spend that money here rebuilding? I saw this program the other day on india. they have all our jobs and are bragging about how well they are doing with our companies that have moved there putting millions here out of work. But yet these companies are getting big tax breakes and credits. You ever called your bank or aol, or many other companies and an inian answered? Well guess what? Thats the republican trade agreement there. They make American products there, then ship it here for us to buy. American products/Made in China, Japan, Inia.

It's time to stop the bull.

October 16, 2008
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McCain dosent care about getting the job done right. He only cares about going down in history as a president.

I like joe biden. But I wish it would of been hilary instead.

October 16, 2008
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Obama does a good job by keeping his message to Americans on an eighth grade level. After all America operates on an eighth grade level and Americans will continue to promote the United States on a socialistic future. We own the governments in local, state and federal. Every dollar spent costs us $2.00 when we pay the debt. My third grade teacher taught me how to make it. #1 If you make a dollar save ten cents of each dollar until you are sixty five. I did it and now am not worried or care about the eighth graders that were too stupid to think about there future. If the eighth graders think thAT Obama is going to make them wealthy they are nuts. Look at the companies that went broke because the executives who were Harvard, Yale and other top university graduates operated like eighth graders. In speaking to Government employees in Washington D.C. they all told me the same thing, CUT THE U.S. GOVT. A MINIMUM OF 20% TO 25%. OUR CONGRESS AND AMERICAN CITIZENS DID NOTHING FOR EIGHT YEARS EXCEPT TO CONTINUALLY SPEND ALL THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS AGAINST BUSH. THATS WHY WE LOST. IT WILL TAKE MANY YEARS TO SOLVE OUR MAJOR PROBLEM. GOOD LUCK EIGHTH GRADERS.

October 16, 2008
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Well, TonyRMusic is out of here. Bye you all.

October 16, 2008
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Well I guess I had one of those bad teachers that did not teach me to save 10 cents on a dollar for your retirement.  You are a lucky American to have had that education and adhered to it.  But some of us tried to do the right things on our own and have had many roadblocks stopping us, from simple savings and retirement, to health problems that caused large hurdles, to family members born with issues or killed or harmed through no fault of their own.  So get off your high and mighty 'rshiro'.  We need a leader who chooses other good leaders to work with him/her so ALL Americans can have a chance at what you seem to have gotten all by yourself.  It must be lonely out there!

October 16, 2008
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The whole healthcare issue can not be solved, if both candidates don't turn to the Pros: the Europeans. I am German, lived there my whole life and never paid a dime for a doctor or hospital or preventive care. Why: Because our government stays out of this. The insurances and doctors and hospitals sit together every year and negotiate the rates. Lets say a gallbladder removal: Hospital says it costs 5000 Euro including five days in hospital. The insurances either agree or negotiate a lower rate, everybody can live with. From now on every hospital will charge this rate for a gallbladder and zhe insurances pay it. The patient does not even see an invoice. Of course the patient has nothing to pay. What I want to say: Let the new President invite a few German healthcare-Experts to the White House. A week later he will know, how to fix healthcare. PS Everybody has insurance, no matter how sick you are, because the insurances HAVE to take you, it's the law. You pay the insurance and they pay everything, that may occur. Simple and good. No more copay, no more exclusions, no more financial desasters because somebody gets sick.

October 16, 2008
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I was born in buquerque, New Mexico. I left America with my family when i was 15 years old to Italy everyday since then I wished I was in the place i was born in, there I lived my beautiful days of childhood . Im 26 years old now. Due to G. W. Bush I didn't want to live in America, but I want to do one thing after 19 days i have to be in America to say Obama Im with you to see U.S.A better than ever

October 16, 2008
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Nurseinohio,i cant believe your view on the issues? honestly do you go with McCain on womens rights? Obama has a much higher education than mccain & his good old boy BS thats put us in this position,and Palin shes a joke.Reps.are just pissed their losing,Americans arent dumb,their finally waking up,look at the polls,the maps turning blue.The GOP has their base scared to death,look at the hate their rallies instill,thats one of the reasons hes losing the undecided voters.

Energy,i know alittle something about,my husband worked for shell oil & oxidental oil building & installing oil platforms for drilling,mccain/palin say drill baby drill & i promise you we will be independent from foreign oil before my term is up, NOT TRUE,it takes 3 to 4 years to build them,a year or two to install,and god only knows how long before one blows,same thing with nuclear plants. Obama has it right about 10 years.War Obama voted no on that issue also & now most americans agree, even D.Trump & buckley,Reps all their lives say it was all a Bush/Cheney lie.All candidates records are open to the public,it public record.

 

   Nursefromoregon(retired)

October 16, 2008
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Sen John McCain still doesn't get it. He keeps smoozing his old fogey stories, always pushing his agenda and trying to belittle his opponet. We americans don't give a rat's a** about what Sen McCain wants or what he thinks are the issues. The fact remains, we care about the economy, our jobs, our families livelihood and overall well being. He can quip all the catch phrases and/or be negative since the consultants are telling him that is the way address the election. I did notice that during the debate(s) the majority of women found Sen McCain negative attacks repulsive and not applicable. They wanted to know about a plan to rescue us from the current hell we are going through. I'm sorry, but I disagree with "Joe" the plumber and voting for Sen Barack Obama, who has a plan and is much more presidential than senior citizen McCasin.

October 16, 2008
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I'm confused ... First it was Joe-Six-Pack, now Joe-The-Plumber  - I wonder if they are related !

 

McCain doesn't get that most Middleclass Americans DON'T make more than $250,000?  He wants big business to trickle down the benenfilts? Oh puleeeeze!!!  Give us a break here - we need HELP, and let big business fall so that there is competition and a chance for other business to grow.

 

Joe-The-Plumber can't own his business because he makes more than $250,000? Well tough luck Joe-The-Plumber - more than likely Joe-The-Plumber would have employed illegal under-the-table immigrants, and more than likely Joe-The-Plumber can afford a better lifestyle than most Americans.  Sorry Joe-The-Plumber if the dreams of owning your own business don't happen this year, but unlike most Americans this year, you will not have to suffer a loss of home or job or health benefits!  Be happy with what you have Joe-The-Plumber ... and enjoy a beer on Joe-Six-Pack!!

October 16, 2008
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If I wanted to live in a socialist state, and didn't want my vote to count, and wanted to pay exorbitant taxes for bungled up government programs, and wondered if my town was going to be bombed tonight while I sleep, I've vote for Obama.

October 16, 2008
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I can't believe there are still people out there supporting McCain after the intelligent, thoughtful, moral, ethical debate Obama gave us tonight.

McCain once again shows he is a dottering old man without  the ability to put an original thought together, much less string together an intelligent sounding speech that is not written and then read off of a monitor.  His pick for a runnig mate, Sara Palin, is an embarrassment to the American people.  Joe sixpack, yikes, what an idiot.  Boy, what a scary thought she would be, a heartbeat away from the presidency.  If people have any intelligence at all, they will vote Obama.

October 16, 2008
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McCain  went  to the KKK rallys  with his  daddy at the age of  6 and  he is a known racist  pig and Palin  is a  racist pig with lipstick tooo they both deserve  each other   Mcain  has  a  serious  anger  problem that comes from  all the blacks he and his daddy lynched on that tree  mccain is a known KKK member  for   decades   under  cover  as usual when are the american people gonna  find out

October 16, 2008
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Is it fair then to pay exorbitant taxes for a $700 billion dollar plan to save Golden Parachute junkies - and hope they throw us a bone?

 

I'll lend a vote to Obama this year only for one reason, he has a 'better' plan than McCain, not the 'best' but better.  A plan for issues that are happening NOW.

 

... and if people are wondering about being bombed while they are sleeping, creating more terrorist with McCain backing Bush Presidency issues should have done it.  Yeah right ...

 

"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"-Banner behind President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003

 

"I think the victory will be rapid, within about three weeks" Sen. John McCain: Jan 28, 2003

 

"It’s clear that the end is very much in sight. … It won’t be long. It, it’ll be a fairly short period of time"-Sen. John McCain: May 9,2003

 

WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! ... so we should not be willing to pay exorbitant taxes BUT willing to pay for exorbitant spending on WAR that was MISlead, MISmanaged, and just a plain MISsed !!!

October 16, 2008
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Please read Kenyata Truth's commentary on the 2008 Final Presidential Debate and Education Reform. Learn about the Global i Control initiative.

 

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=44716824

October 16, 2008
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It's pretty clear who will get the 270 electoral votes and cross the finish line. I just hope with all my heart that Barack Obama will not only be THE leader of the U.S. but the world as well.

 

I've followed the campaign trail for over a year now. I closely watched the primaries and the goings-on during the race for the democratic and republican nominations. I was for Hillary Rodham Clinton, but since she lost the nomination to Obama, I was disillusioned and decided to go for McCain because at that time, I thought he would make a better leader. With all the political bat swings, campaign talk, it all boils down to who has the vision, the energy, and the capacity to inspire and lead not only the world's most powerful nation but the world as well. McCain stands for a few things, but for the current issues plagueing our time, our generation, Obama has consistently sent his message across. Maybe he is the agent of change that we need, and when I set aside all my biases and looked at the facts, I think Obama is the better bet. It is true that McCain has time and time again fought for America, that he is in a a a way a reformer, a "Maverick", made strong by his trials and sufferings that lead to his claim of "guaranteed experience" needed to take on squabbling greedy people up on the Hill and working across party lines, but maybe, he is not the best one for this time. Maybe for another time, but clearly not this one.

 

Change is always scary and intimidating but you cannot fight it. McCain gave it his best shot. He didn't give up. It's just that history might judge him simply not right for the time.

 

Why is this polical hullaballoo important to me?  W destroyed the world, with no conscious and deliberate intention to do so, but his inadequacy led all of us to where we are now.  Everything hangs in the tipping point and continuing to do things the way they are will ultimately push world economies, the environment, even world peace at the brink of falling towards a path of true uncertainty that will definitely leave everyone baffled and scrambling for a short fix.  This election truly interests me because in one way or the other, in my own minute part of the world, the decisions that these leaders will make will directly and indirectly affect not just me, but every citizen of this planet.  What will be decided in a month can influence how future leaders of every nation will conduct himself and stir their respective nation into a more ideal place to live in.  Peace and prosperity.  Opportunity and growth.

October 16, 2008
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What a wonderfully was moderated debate. Bob Schieffer of CBS did a fantastic job in 'containing' the candor and vivacity of both candidtates.

 

The climax of the debate came early for me with John McCain's repugnant rebuttal and scornful insistence that, "I am not President Bush."

 

It reminds me of a drama on "The Denial of Jesus Christ" I participated in during high school. The part of Peter was acted by a classmate that (surprisingly) has a high-pitched voice like McCain. According to the Gospel of Luke Chapter 22 verse 58 where the line was taken,

 

"...And after a little while, another seeing him, said: Thou also art one of them. But Peter said: O man, I am not...."

 

McCain, (almost) denied that he was not a Republican!!! Just like the maid in the Gospels indicting Peter, we all know that McCain is "...ONE OF THEM!" It's too late to deny that fact now!!!

October 16, 2008
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I'm happy for Joe the Plumber, but for me a service memeber who puts their life on the line everyday, and makes way less than Joe tells me and should tell the country that something is truely wrong with the tax code!

October 16, 2008
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Joe the Plumber?? Lets get real .. Making 250K. Both My Wife and I have BS Degrees. I'm a Lab Scientist, she's a RN ...Have worked over 20years 10+ hours a day..NEVER have seen even close to 250k ...Hell I can even  throw in my Mother in Laws wages(a VP @ a major Phila Hospital) and the 3 of us still cant come close to 250k.. Teachers,cops,firemen, most of America will not make that kinda money.Cry me a river Plumber . Making 250K a year great for You...but cut the rest of us a break!

October 16, 2008
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I am finding it so amazing that the Obama campaign continues to focus on whether Sarah Palin is QUALIFIED to be Vice President?  Shouldn’t the real focus be on whether Barack Obama is QUALIFIED to become PRESIDENT?????

 

Everything that I have read or researched regarding Barack Obama indicates to me that he is highly UNQUALIFIED to be President. 

 

The fact that so many Americans seem to be taken with Barack Obama is another example of our fascination with celebrity.  Barack is an Oprah “book club selection” as far as I’m concerned.  He’s getting attention because he is paying for the attention.  The amount of money behind Obama is unreal and I do believe that he and his supporters are trying to buy the White House. 

 

Wake UP people!!!! This man is not ready to become President.  He has not even accomplished the task of being a good Senator yet!

October 16, 2008
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I have watched all the debates. Both candidates have some good views as well as some questionable scenerio's in the IF I WAS PRESIDENT. That is typical in any election. What the key element is the economic situation and how are things going to change for the best of American's.

 

In all 3 debates with presidential candidates and the debate with VP candidates, one very key question in the final debate I took notice.

 

The Question was asked by both... ready to be in office and could they be President. Maybe not those exact words, but that was to give each a chance to talk about the role of V.P.

 

Obama talked very highly of Biden, his background and did say that "IF" for some unknown reason Biden needed to step into the Presidential role, He had the confidence and knew that Biden could be that President.

 

McCain, talked about Palin in regards to her role as the

Gov. of ALaska, and her knowledge of Autism and her plans to put more research into Autism.

 

What I did not see from McCain is that he did not take the inititive to say, He had the confidence that Sarah Palin is or could be ready to step in as President.

 

I am glad he mentioned her background, and Autism is very personal to Palin. But The first thing he should have done was "stand up and say directly to the people that he felt confident that Sara Palin could be President.

 

Obama looked directly at the camera's and gave his personal opinion that Biden is ready and could be

President and is ready if the need should arise.

 

This is very important, we do not know what may happen in the future, but we do hope "Change and Commitment" to lead this country out of the economic struggles is the priority.

And it is important to know that our V.P is ready to take on the issues of the future.

 

Is the Presidential Candidate's chosen V.P confident and ready to sit in the President seat with Our Congress and leaders? Ready to make tough decisions on Domestic and Foriegn Affairs? Ready to make decisions concerning our ALLIES and OUR ENEMIES?

 

This is a Question that all American's should be asking themselves at this time, and know in their hearts that their vote is the right choice. Not because of what party a person is affiliated, but as a voter do you have confidence in  the PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT that you choose to be ready and make decisions that affect the GLOBE!!!

October 16, 2008
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I do not understand why people can not look at the past and see that Obamas ideals are the exact same as new deal principles. Raising taxes to 42% for people who make over 250,000 dollars what is the point of working hard in this country for anymore? Should we not award buisnesses that employ 100's of people. Why would people want to own a buisness if they are guranteed to lose it all because they can't pay there bills? Isn't it ridiculous tho that someone in New York where people pay taxes on there home of an excess of 10,000 dollars compared to Georgia where the same home is taxed at 3,000 Obama doesnt undestand that there is a different cost of living in some states. Perhaps the state should take control of taxing to determine what the higher class is in that state. Perhaps the state should control welfare progams and social security. The national goverment does not care about money because guess what they have a limetless source. The state goverment budgets making them crack down on people who maybe dont deserve Social Security or welfare. Maybe america should look into the past and go back to Duel federalism instead of the Marble Cake federalism. For some reason this year people can not realize that if obama becomes president depression is inevitable. Obama will be another LBJ or Jimmy Carter. America maybe has been flying to high for to long and perhaps this is the state of living we should be at. The only regret that i have this year is i will be unable to vote in the election because im considered to young where other ignorant americans who dont have over a 5th grade reading level will determine the world i live in tommorow.

October 16, 2008
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After last night's debate, I'm left wondering why John McCain showed such concerned for "Joe the Plumber", a man who is obviously bringing in close to $250,000 a year; yet not once did I hear him mention "Joe 6-Pack".  Could it be that, in his mind,  Joe 6-Pack and Joe the Plumber are virtually one and the same?  Clearly, McCain has no clue as to the plight of America's "Average Joe", or even who he is, for that matter.

October 16, 2008
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Please forgive my typo—"concerned" show read "concern", as follows:

 

After last night's debate, I'm left wondering why John McCain showed such concern for "Joe the Plumber", a man who is obviously bringing in close to $250,000 a year; yet not once did I hear him mention "Joe 6-Pack".  Could it be that, in his mind,  Joe 6-Pack and Joe the Plumber are virtually one and the same?  Clearly, McCain has no clue as to the plight of America's "Average Joe", or even who he is, for that matter.

October 16, 2008
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All this "Joe the plumber" who apparently can afford to buy a business(MAYBE OWN SEVEN HOUSES) was too over the top.I would rather hear about the family who lost their home and moved down the street renting while the bank sold their home for $20,000.What can you do for THIS fAMILY?When I employ a plumber,it put a big dent in my security check.

October 16, 2008
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Last nights debate was a win win for Obama! I am the middle class which Obama reached out to. As for McCain, he often reminds me of my son's kindergarten class in wanting to be the favorite kid. BY THE WAY, WHY DID MCCAIN CALL SENATOR CLINTON FOR ADVISE BEFORE THE DEBATE?

October 16, 2008
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Obama’s proposed re-distribution of wealth is inherently un-Constitutional.  All Americans are guaranteed the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.  The operative word here is “pursuit”.  Any American may pursue any opportunity they are willing to work for; there is no Constitutional guarantee of happiness or wealth.  Re-distribution of wealth from those of us who work hard for it to those who do not choose to do so abrogates our right to the pursuit of happiness.

October 16, 2008
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Anyone who says that McCain won last night debate is delusional and that includes some of the reporters on CNN. Why do reporters feel the need to push their own agendas on others in a back handed way, good reporters are unbiased in their reporting. We always say that the American people are not stupid, but I beg to differ, when the public is asked questions about the candidates or about the debates they repeat the same rhetoric that the news reporters say. Please, to the media as Joe Friday, I believe that's his name from Dragnet would say "Just the facts Mam or Sirs". I really like Roland Martin on CNN commentaries, but I don't like the way some of his colleagues talk over him. The next President of the United States Of America is The Honorable Barack O'Bama,

October 16, 2008
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Just because McCain was insulting, huffing and puffing into the microphone for an hour and a half, which to me was very irritating, doesn’t mean he won. He reminded me of the big, bad wolf who was trying to blow the houses down. He was jittery, moving around in his chair as if he didn’t feel Obama was even good enough to be sitting beside him, let alone having the gaul to run for president.

 

I believe that McCain was trying to get under Obama’s skin but what he forgot is that Obama lived with a man like McCain much of his formative years. McCain visually probably reminds Obama of his grandfather! McCain couldn’t rile him because he knows how to deal with people like him. What McCain and many other Caucasian people are failing to realize and remember is that Obama has lived in both worlds, allowing him the luxury of understanding both worlds. This is something McCain will never be able to do.

 

If the Republicans think we agree with Joe the Plumber they are wrong. Joe the Plumber will get taxed more because he makes more. We who make less than $250,000 have no sympathy for them. If you are losing your house you have no problem with the rich getting poorer. That’s just the way it is.

 

McCain will continue George Bush’s policies. Because he doesn’t know they are wrong. McCain may not be Bush, but he is closer to Bush than Obama will ever be.

October 16, 2008
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I have a question for the people of CNN ...something that has been bothering me.

I am an independent voter and haven't made a decision. I want to find out if Sarah Palin was rule GUILTY by the court for misusing her power...what is being done about it?

Is their going to be a ruling?

or nothing is going to happen. which sends a message that people with power can misuse it.

 

Also i am a women, a Clinton supporter. Not very impressed with Palin, i think any women could be a vice president if knowledge to lead a country is not a requirement....

 

I DO WANT SOMEONE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION...

October 16, 2008
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A president should surround himself with people who are capable of filtering fact from fiction and presenting that president with unbiased realities.  At last night’s debate, McCain once again questioned Obamas' ties to Bill Ayers.  The only time those two have ever had any dealings with one another was when they both served on a publicly funded, government initiated board.  There are only 2 outcomes we can draw this:  One, McCain and his advisors are not capable of following a transparent trail of information about that board, or, secondly, McCain has been fully versed in all of the situations where Obama and Ayers worked together and continues to bring up the connection for the sole purpose of instilling a completely baseless fear in the minds of voters.  Taking the latter as more plausible, McCain is right, he is not Bush...He is Cheney.

October 16, 2008
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Last nights debate was very telling about the character of both candidates.  As usual, Barack Obama took the high road. He is so intelligent and that in and of itself gives me confidence in him and what it takes to run this country.  McCain came off like a bully with a smile.  He is his own worst enemy.  Having Palin on his ticket  has become a problem for him as well.  I am a democrat but have voted as an independent over the years.  I am proud to say that I will be supporting Obama/Biden in this election.

October 16, 2008
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Senator McCain's expressions reminded me of a character from Thomas the Tank Engine.  The one that always looked cross, had poppy eyes, quizzical expressions and frowns  and every so often with his noisy intakes of breath, sounded like an engine ready to let off steam. Senator Obama on the other hand looked and sounded calm, measured and in control.

Angela2

October 16, 2008
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A Mamma for Obama

Obama won all three debates handily. McCain is a very angry man, and he seems to be willing to do just about anything to win, and don't get me started on Sarah Palin, McCain's choice for vice president speaks volumes about his inability to make wise decisions. McCain started out saying that Mr. Obama was inexperienced, just think about it for all of history we have had older, white, so-called experienced male presidents, and look at the state of the nation, it is definitely time for a change. Cindy McMillian Sauk Village, Illinois just call me Another Mamma for Obama.

October 16, 2008
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K K K---K K K--K K K

 

OH, how I wish the media would for once do their research before they give instant stardom to a seemingly average individual. Does everyone not know that "Joe" is a member of the KKK. Yes, indeed! And he actually rallied a few years back in Toledo which lead to an all out race riot. Oh, and he is the son-in-law of SNL scandalist Charles Keating. Please, don't make the mistake of calling this guy "average"!!!

 

-Republican from Tiffin, Ohio

October 16, 2008
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By now the Republicans should be packing their boxes to leave the White House.  There are a few new kids on the block!

 

OBAMA/BIDEN 08! 

What an amazing election this has been!  In two/three more weeks I will finally be able to sleep :)

October 16, 2008
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I haven't heard anyone comment on John McCain's apparent confusion re: Downs Syndrome and autism. I have neither heard nor read that Sarah Palin has any direct experience with, or even any interest in, autism. There has been a great deal of press devoted to her infant, Trig, who has Downs Syndrome. Does McCain really think they are one and the same? If so, that is beyond ignorant and reflective of his lack of knowledge or caring of "real people" issues. His inflexible approach, lack of intellectual curiosity and poorly contained disdain for the common person should remind all of us of the screwup who currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

October 16, 2008
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corriem »  You are right on with every comment!

October 16, 2008
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TymeDunn »  Are you kidding me???  Send this info to your news station... I'm really not surprised.  McShame and Falin Palin wear sheets too! Two huge bigots!

October 16, 2008
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today i saw joe "the plummer". if i make 250,000 a year i wouldn't mind paying taxes but i don't. i live off of 35,000 a year combined with my wife. we are a family of four renting our home and can't afford to buy a home. thats the american dream. so when i hear someone who makes 250000 a year complaining, it makes me sick to my stomach. your blessed, their definitely is two americas, the one i live in and the one john mccann lives in. obama/biden 09

October 16, 2008
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Last night’s Presidential debate was by far the best of the three.  The back and forth between the candidates vividly highlighted the differences between them, both on policy and personality.  Obama was convincing when he stated that under his plan, 95% of Americans would see tax cuts, despite McCain’s repeated reference to the Joe Plumbers of the world who would not be able to buy a business because of Obama’s tax increases.  He effectively dismissed McCain’s contention that small business owners would have to pay a penalty if they didn’t offer health insurance, pointing out that instead, they would get a tax incentive to do so.  Interestingly, Joe the Plumber later appeared on CNN to say that he currently does not make more than $250K and would therefore not be subject to higher taxes under Obama’s plan.

 

Last night Obama lay to rest any fears about his connection to Bill Ayers, pointing out that Ayer’s violent anti-Vietnam war protests occurred in the 1960’s when Obama was only 8 years old.  He explained that in addition to Bill Ayers, several leading Republicans were involved in the Reagan Administration funded board of the Annenberg Challenge, a non-profit that raised funds for education.  So respected is Ayers as a college professor today that thousands of college professors signed an online petition in his support, stating "The current characterizations of Professor Ayers -- 'unrepentant terrorist,' 'lunatic leftist' -- are unrecognizable to those who know or work with him.”  Perhaps most compelling was Obama’s statement that Ayers played no part in his campaign and will play no part in his Presidency – instead he named the people from whom he would seek advice as President, such as Warren Buffet, Paul Volker, and his running mate Joe Biden. 

 

McCain for his part performed better than at previous debates.  His statement:  “Senator Obama, I’m no George Bush” was perhaps his most effective rebuttal of Obama’s assertion that McCain’s campaign would be identical to Bush’s.   He engaged the audience through most of the debate, though his repeated referral to Joe the Plumber and focus on attacking Obama didn’t do much to enhance his image as a leader.  Obama, meanwhile, showed immense restraint when asked to comment on Palin’s readiness to serve as President, calling her a “skilled politician.”  His calm and considered responses were compelling.  Poll numbers reflect that Americans have are tired of personal attacks – instead, they are looking for a leader who can and will focus on repairing the economy, reforming education, and providing better and cheaper health care.  Obama had clearly demonstrated that he’s the man for the job.

October 16, 2008
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Are most of Americans really that stupid? People look at the facts and the truth. DO NOT vote for a canidate just because of the color of his skin or just because he can speak well. Check the facts. As far as "Joe the Plumber"

he is NOT bringing home $250,000 a year, his business is grossing that much, NOT TAKING it home.  Do you realize what it cost to run a business, it takes alot with employees, taxes, goods, benefits, improvements, etc. For example my son owns a small business. I consider a small business as one with 1 to 5 employees.  My son's business grosses $500,000 a year, but after employee wages, cost of goods, insurance , taxes etc. he is lucky to have $50,000 left over for himself at the end of the year. So how fair is that,being the business owner he works twice as hard and long as the average employee does, they go home when the clock hits 5, he stays to make sure everything gets done and he will be able to create more business so he will be able to keep his employees working, and Obama wants to penalize him even though he himself is considered middle class. just because he owns the business.  Then tell me why would a person want to own their own business if you are going to be slapped in the face.  Where is the American dream going, to the government.  Obama wants to give more to Welfare so they can sit around and do nothing and let the others take care of them.  How many people do you know on Welfare that really deserves it. Most welfare people think that the government owes them, and for what, because they don't want to work, most of them have the system figured out, giving more money to do nothing is not going to work, Educate these people, train these people to work and help find them jobs. DO NOT REWARD them for doing nothing.  I personally know of people on Welfare and are beating the system and laughing at the rest of us who are paying their way. Spreading the wealth with them because they are too lazy to work is CRAZY. For those who really need the help that is one thing, but there are TOO many who are abusing it. As far as the war, DO you want to be attacked again, OPEN YOUR EYES to what is going on in this world, IT IS UGLY and there are alot of people out there that hate us and want to kill us, if we close our eyes and pretend everything is ok we will be heading for trouble, NO ONE HATES war more than I do, but we cannot be blind to what is going on around us.  I am not a Bush lover by no means, but once again LOOK at the FACTS, who really started us in the mess, it was Clinton, check the record.  LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RUN THE COUNTRY NOT THE GOVERNMENT OR WE WILL LOSE OUR FREEDOM.

October 16, 2008
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First...Is no one in America concerned that Obama has had any ties at all, period end of paragraph, with Bill Ayers?  Second...What about the ties that Obama has had with A.C.O.R.N.?  Oh wait...that's just a coincidence, right?  Just a coincidence that his compaign has donated money to their "other efforts", not their voter registration fraud.  As an American I am disgusted with the fact that my vote is going to be questioned!!  And btw,  I don't feel sorry for Obama being negatively attacked by campaign ads, welcome to running for president! There has always been negative attacks and will always be, just a fact.  I do, however, feel sorry for Sarah Palin who has been degraded in the worst way by fellow Americans.  There are t-shirts saying I f&d Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is a C&t and that's the least of it, there is a pornography that has a Sarah Palin look alike in it coming out!!!  THIS IS DISGUSTING, DEGRADING, AND DISRESPECTFUL IN THE WORST WAY AMERICA!!!  IF YOU DON'T LIKE SARAH PALIN FOR HER LACK OF EXPERIENCE OR POOR CHOICES AND INSIST ON NEGATIVE ATTACKS, ATTACK HER POLITICS LIKE OBAMA NOT HER WOMAN HOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 16, 2008
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Yes, I too did immediately pick up on McCain's confusion about autism and down's syndrome.  Two different special needs. I don't think McCain was confused at all however.  He is so desperate at this point so will say anything to push the emotional buttons of parents with kids that have special needs.  SAD!   Palin should be home caring for her son not dragging him around him around on a grueling campaign trail. As a mom of two young children I cannot believe how she thinks that can be ok for the child.  I left my job 6 years ago and gave up a $75K salary to raise my kids.  Yes, we miss my salary but the welfare of our kids are more important.

October 16, 2008
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I find it very surprising that during the debate on Wednesday, the question about health care led John McCain to make a statement that "unless you have the cadilac, gold plated insurance plan that allows for cosmetology or TRANSPLANTS, my plan will benefit all people" TRANSPLANTS?????? Since when is needing a heart,  lung, kidney ect. transplant considered  elective surgery???? And to those of us who need life saving TRANSPLANTS, we do not consider this procedure to be an "only for the rich" procedure. We would really like it if our insurance policy covered these type of procedures. What the He@# is wrong with McCain????

October 16, 2008
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Hi, my name is Linda & i'm a dual citizen who now lives in Canada but has been watching the running for president from day 1.

I've always been a republican but Obama has changed this view.

We need change in the Whitehouse & Obama is it & he has proven this & it shows in the polls.

As for McCain, i'm very proud of him for serving our country but enough is enough. It gets sickening hearing this over & over about having the scars to prove it!! He has no clue on the economy.

And, his running mate Palin, is sure not ready to take over as President if something were to happen to McCain. You can sure tell she loves being in the lime light!!

Obama is the man for President so all i have to say now is GO OBAMA GO!!

October 16, 2008
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The choice is very very clear if you do not believe in God. You are pro same sex marige, pro abortion or pro death.Then vote 4 the antichrist Oboma.

October 16, 2008
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KAMANA M

but bill ayers did contribute to his campaign fund to run for state senator

 

SHARON 1959

I totally agree with your views on small business, my family and I were discussing the exact same points last night!! And you're right, how is it fair that you work hard all your life to get to where you are and then it is taken away by government to help people that are happy with just getting by or living off welfare?  That is after all what Obama's plan truely is, government welfare for America

October 16, 2008
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Obama aka 666

October 16, 2008
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oh and btw, I have always voted democrat, but this year Obama has changed my opinions and I am voting Republican.  Personally I feel the choices this year are like deciding between equally weak opponents, neither choice is great, but I'm leaning 90% McCain

October 16, 2008
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Mccain Prolife  Obama-ProDEATH

October 16, 2008
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I also have picked up on this vibe from Obama's campaign, I feel like it's "poor Obama" he is being picked on.  Am I the only one sensing this?!??!??

October 16, 2008
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I'm not that happy with either candidate, but I'm even less satisfide with McCain.  Lets be realistic here, he is 72 years old, can he really hold up to the long hours and preasure of the presidency?  I'm tired of hearing about terrorist theories.  I am voting Obama, never thought I would see this day but here it is.  I am confident that Obama and Biden can bring some structure to the white house, I am not confident with McCain.  I have voted in past elections for republicans if I felt they were the more qualified, and thats where I stand this year.  Obama may have some shortfalls but Palin has even more.  I am a 100% retired disabled veteran and I have the highest respect for what McCain has gone through; however, you have to separate his military service before you think about who is most qualified to bring us out of this recession.  McCain and Obama do not have a sure fire plan to bring us out of this recession, but when it comes down to it, I just cannot bring myself to vote for McCain.

October 16, 2008
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I am very dissappointed in the media's pro-McCain slant on the this election- especially CNN! 

Listening to the CNN's analysts discussion after the debate left me wondering:  Were they watching a different debate?  And why was the only African-American male analyst standing in a corner?  Was he not worthy of a chair?

 

Why is the issue of Ayers, Acorn, Rev. Wright even an issue?  Thats not what debates are for.  Obama has addressed these issues over and over, but the media isn't listening.  And you know why?  They want to give the public the impression that Obama is being "elusive" on the subject.  A Fox news anchor actually said that this morning. 

If the media is going to devote so much time on Acorn and Ayers, why don't they, at the very least, mention McCain's connections to Acorn and Ayers.  By the way, Acorn is not committing voter fraud.  Registering and actually voting are 2 different things.  But, we all know that.....right?

October 16, 2008
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If I understand some of the previous comments, anyone who does not support Obama is a racist by default.  Get over it!  if you are going to run with the big dogs, you have to learn to pee in the tall grass.  Political correctness is a code name for abolishing the First Amendment.  Two years ago, I thought Obama might have something going for him.  But the more I learn about him, his associations with terrorist Ayers, uber-racist Wright, A.C.O.R.N., and his proposed new socialist policies, the more convinced I am that he is dangerous to the entire American way of life, to capitalism, to free speech, and to self-direction.  You can believe that if a Republican had a similar history of such associations, s/he would NEVER have even gotten as far as being nominated.  But if anyone questions a black candidate's character, they are painted with the brush of racism.  Bulldust. 

 

DGAEWRIGHT - if an organization like A.C.O.R.N. is committing voter registration fraud, how big a stretch is it to believe they will also commit voter fraud?   Being a sex offender near a playground and actually molesting children are 2 different things, right?

October 16, 2008
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I also have picked up on this vibe from Obama's campaign, I feel like it's "poor Obama" he is being picked on. Am I the only one sensing this?!??!??

 

Yes- you are!  Your statements are very unsettling.

The issue is not that "Obama is being picked on".

 

The issue is not that Palin/McCain are accusing Obama of "palling around with domestic terrorists".  The issue is the fact that if Obama's association with Ayers which consists of sitting on a board for education reform,is  considered "consorting w/ terrorists, then why isn't McCain's longtime connections with Liddy treated the same way by the media. And what about Palin? Her husband is a member of the AIP- a known anti-American organization.  Does that mean that she is associated with domestic terrorists? 

 

Where is the media coverage on these facts?  That is what the people that support Obama are complaining about.  And I think they have a valid point.

The companies that own these TV news shows and other sources of media are controlled, for the most part, by people that want to maintain the status quo.  That is why they don't bring up these facts.  They are pro-McCain and it shows.

October 16, 2008
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jjlovehaley

 

You are so right about Bill Ayers and A C O R N, as I said before EVERYONE please look at the facts and the truth. Obama has lied time after time about who he is connected with, start watching Glenn Beck and get the REAL FACTS. Last night Obama proved to me once again, he is ONLY A SPEAKER, and just because you can speak well does not mean you can run the country.  Also Obama changes the meaning of words to fit him, has anyone else picked up on this?  Also is it fair for his campaign to play the race card for his advantage, I think not it goes both ways.

October 16, 2008
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I told my colleagues BEFORE the first debate that CNN would land up picking Obama as the winner of all three.

Surprise surprise...that's exactly what happened. And they like to pretend that they're a trusted name in news. Yea, trusted to be biased.

October 16, 2008
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After watching the debates I have not changed my mind to vote for Obama. I agree more with his policies. As a nurse for 28 years I feel sorry for this country if McCains ideas for health care reform are enacted. "Joe" is in for a rude awakening. My understanding is he hasn't even bought the business. He'll be lucky to get a loan to do so in today's economic turmoil. If he does he won't be making that kind of money, especially after he takes all his business tax deductions, so I wouldn't worry Joe. I have 3 family members who have been in business for over 20 years and they don't make that kind of money. Voter fraud is always with us and this election is no different. Has everyone forgotten the last two elections? All we can do is hope are checks and balances stem any fraud. Most important I hope everyone gets out to vote. I look at it this way, the Repulicans had there chnce the last 8 years and made a mess of so many things. The Democrats might do the same,but I don't think it will be any worse and it may be a lot better. I know I am not better off then I was 8 years ago. I also think Obama is a much smarter and calmer individual and we do so despartly need someone with some brains in the White house after Bush.

October 16, 2008
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so if we give joe plumber, joe sixpack, or joe mataratz a new renegotiated mortgage to the amount of what the house is worth today. what happens to the jones's next door when they try to sell their home but can't get the price to pay off the mortgage. i guess that means it's only fair we pay off the difference for them as well... why should they suffer because they paid their mortgage on time...

October 16, 2008
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ARVILLA-    ACORN is the one that disclosed the invalid registration forms.  The voting process works like this:  People fill out registration forms.  The forms are then sent to state officials who then check the forms for validity before issuing voter cards.  You cannot vote with a registration form.  You vote with a state-issued voter card. 

 

ACORN is an organization that tries to get people to participate in the voting process. There are alot of people in this country who don't vote.  ACORN's goal is to get these people vote.

Instead of actually going out and getting non-voters registered to vote, some of the people that ACORN hired simply filled out the voter registration forms themselves so that they could get paid by ACORN.

October 16, 2008
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At least Dick Morris is right about this.... If Barack Obama applied for a government job today, he would not pass the security check. He's the most dangerous man, ie, dangerous for the country, to run for president this century. Peoples' obsessive hatred for Bush should not trump any reasonable analysis of character, judgement, experience, and loyalty to country. In these areas McCain wins hands down. Obama is found to be wanting.

October 16, 2008
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cphill

 

HELLO  WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??????????? UNDER A ROCK!!!!!

 

THE HOUSE IS BEING RUN BY DEMOCRATS NOW, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!

October 16, 2008
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Sharon1959 is right. The Democrats have run things into the ground the past 2 years. You think it's bad now? Wait till (and if) Obama gets in and his economic and foreign policies take over. Yikes! It'll be an even bigger disaster.

October 16, 2008
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Sharon1959- can you please give examples of your claims of Obama lying about his connection to ACORN and Ayers? 

 

Did you know that McCain supported ACORN? 

 

Did you know that ACORN has not done anything wrong? 

 

Did you know that Obama's connection with Ayers consists of serving along side Ayers on an education reform board that was established by a Republican that supports McCain?

 

Did you know that Todd Palin is associated with the AIP-a well-known anti-American organization?

 

Did you know that McCain was strongly connected with the Keating 5?

October 16, 2008
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Hey Joe!  My checking account leaks like a sieve,  my health insurance has been watered down, and my retirement is down the toilet. No offense but I'm not really sorry if your business opportunity may spring a small leak. 

 

Danno--Marietta GA

October 16, 2008
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If I understand some of the previous comments, anyone who does not support Obama is a racist by default.  Get over it!  if you are going to run with the big dogs, you have to learn to pee in the tall grass.  Political correctness is a code name for abolishing the First Amendment.  Two years ago, I thought Obama might have something going for him.  But the more I learn about him, his associations with terrorist Ayers, uber-racist Wright, A.C.O.R.N., and his proposed new socialist policies, the more convinced I am that he is dangerous to the entire American way of life, to capitalism, to free speech, and to self-direction.  You can believe that if a Republican had a similar history of such associations, s/he would NEVER have even gotten as far as being nominated.  But if anyone questions a black candidate's character, they are painted with the brush of racism.  Bulldust. 

 

DGAEWRIGHT - if an organization like A.C.O.R.N. is committing voter registration fraud, how big a stretch is it to believe they will also commit voter fraud?   Being a sex offender near a playground and actually molesting children are 2 different things, right?

October 16, 2008
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DGAEWRIGHT - A.C.O.R.N. is under investigation in 17 states.  Documents have been produced - and made public - that show the organization falsified voter registrations.  Former employees of A.C.O.R.N. - as recently as last night on Fox - have gone on public record as saying the organization is corrupt.  They registered Mickey Mouse to vote, and you claim they have done nothing wrong?  I suppose it's a matter of frame of reference.  The Nazis thought they weren't doing anything wrong, either.

October 16, 2008
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Did anyone notice That Mcain was using a "sharpie" to write with? You could sometimes hear the sqeaking when he wrote. That is truly amazing. I want my president to write with a PEN not a sharpie!

October 16, 2008
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hoping Americans are thinking things through in this election as compared to the last two; the republican party has used fear to sway voters in the other elections and push policy and it worked; we fell for the WMD argument and we all know it has come to truth there were not any (now we are bogged into Iraq, as Osama is free), we may have even listened in 2004, as Bush reassured us that the economy was in good condition (we know how this turns out), Even though McCain stated he's "Not George Bush" he stated the "fundamentals of the economy are sound" just months ago; now, as America needs action, all McCain's Campaign can do is try to scare us into believing Obama is connected to former terrorists and cheating good taxpaying "Joe Plummers" out of a fair vote by supporting ACORN!!! Allthough we are nearing Halloween dont fall for the trick; Obama is no more a terrorist than you or I or "Joe Plummer"; (Lucky for the Mcain camp his last name rhymes with "Osama"; if it were "Miller" they may have to try to associate him with a serial "Killer")And if Mcain feels ACORN is a dishonest, underhanded organization why was he their keynote speaker in 2006??? Dont buy into the fear Americans! it is perpetuated by lies, Obama is the canidate with a clear vision for helping us all out of this ECONOMIC MESS, dont be blinded by the McCain Campaign's smoke screen of Fear

October 16, 2008
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The final debate did contain more detailed information about how Obama and McCain will attempt to change our country for the better.  To me, John McCain had his time 20 years ago and it is very apparent from listening to him speak and watching his mannerisms when he speaks that he is out of touch with most Americans.  I shuttered when he spoke about his health care options and stated that his plan, of course, would not cover a "Cadillac" policy that would cover transplants...Well Mr. McCain transplants save lives and I can attest to that.  I would not put transplants in the same class as elective cosmetic surgery.  I do think McCain cares about out country but is just too out of touch with what the majority of middle class Amercians really want.  Barrack Obama continues to keep focused on the future and what we need to do to move forward as a Nation.  He expemplifies what I admire in leadership and in my opinion he won the debate.

October 16, 2008
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Would anyone care to comment on the Sharpie?

is it because Mcain cannot write with a pen? did anyone notice? Has anyone EVER seen an exective write w/ a sharpie? EVER? On national t.v. nonetheless

October 16, 2008
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ACORN this, ACORN that, fraud comes into play when people vote. What's worse is what happend in Flordia four years ago, or what recently happend with the so-called misprint of OBAMA'S name on the voter ballets.

October 16, 2008
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Hello - new to this but watching Robin this morn, talking about sending in your songs related to politics... I have a song I wrote called 'Hypolitical' and I am trying to send in the mp3 file. Where do i send it? A song about the whole political scene... politicians too political and hypocritical - therefore - 'Hypolitical' (c) 2008.

Mark S. Ludes (MSL) the song is on itunes or broadjam.com/mslmusic

Please check it out and if you can assist me - thanks...

October 16, 2008
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I was curious since Hussein Obama would be considered the first African American elected president at 6.25% African American, does that make me a Mexican American at 12.5%?  Does that mean that I get to check the box mexican american for job apps or credit apps?  Does this mean that I will get special aid or even grants for being part of a minority? I'm sick of the media calling him African American.  The man is and would be if elected, the first Arab-american president.  How does this sound, " And we welcome to the stage our 44th President of the United States of America, Barak Hussein Obama," sorry it just doesn't sit right with me.  According to Muslim law or Koren whatever they call it, if a Muslim converts to Christianty he is to be put to death.  So, if Hussein Obama was Muslim and converted to Christianty and he really is a practicing Christian then how come the leader of Hamas and the leader of Iran support Obama and have openly said they hope he gets elected.  Why are muslims supporting Obama by the thousands???  Doesn't it all seem a bit weird?

October 16, 2008
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McCain said last night that he is a"federalist". How is this going to help this country out of the economic crisis? Isn't our current president a believer in the "Federalist" government type ideology?

October 16, 2008
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Let me ask you something.  I'm considered middle class maybe even poverty by some standards.  I don't claim to be a genius when it comes to economics, but I think it is common sense that under Hussein Obama's tax plan we will quickly experience a depression.  If you tax business making more than 250K they will take those business's elsewhere and will be forced to raise prices to cover cost ect.. the list goes on.  This really is a no brainer.  You democrats only care about your pocket book, but you are so ignorant and short sighted you don't even see the consequences of electing someone like Obama.  Electing Obama would be committing suicide for America.

October 16, 2008
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Why would we elect someone who has so many question marks about his relegion, background and just who he is and what he stands for.  At least with McCain you know who he is and what he stands for.  When in the history of America have we ever had to question whether he was a muslim, terriost ect... the list goes on.  Sorry, but if I have to raise those types of questions about a candidate I'm going to have to say NO thank you.  This is not racist by any means.  If Colin Powell was running for president he would have my vote.  But, I shouldn't be comparing a true African American to a true Arab American.  Just check the facts if your confused about that last part.

October 16, 2008
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I am the mother of a 6 year old child with special needs.  It seems to me, more than ever before, this election has spoken about people with disabilities.  While I appreciate the attention that special needs has been given, I am frustrated by the manner in which this issue has been discussed.

First of all, I am surprised that politicians do not understand the "politically correct" way to speak of people with special needs.  Even Sarah Palin herself refers to her son as a "special needs child."  Many people who "know" about special needs understand that it is somewhat disrespectful to speak of the disability before the person.  Someday Sarah Palin will want people to look at her son not for his disability, but look past that to see the person that he is (although right now it would seem it serves her well for people to see his disability).  It would be great if all politicians could take the time to learn about person first language. 

Second, I was offended by the statement John McCain made saying that Sarah Palin "understands (the importance of giving special need families the help they need) better than almost any American that I know."  I doubt this statement is true.  While I mean no disrespect to her, she has only been the parent of a child with Downs Syndrome for a short time now.  Much of that time has most likely not been spent learning about his disability, nurturing or caring for her child, but instead parading around America fighting to win the second most important job in the US.

Third, if Sarah Palin and John McCain truly understood people with disabilities and the help they need, they would understand that their healthcare plan will most likely lead to denied coverage for many Americans with disabilities who so desperately need coverage.  Healthcare will become much like life insurance in that those who need it the most will either be denied coverage or it will cost so much that they will not be able to afford it.  Although, I am sure this wont affect Sarah Palin as she will most likely always have access to great health insurance in her high-powered positions. 

So, unless Sarah Palin and John McCain can explain exactly how they will be able to help people with disabilities, it would be nice for them to stop pretending to understand!

October 16, 2008
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I truly understand why you kids want Obama to win. It is because you have nothing to lose. You have no assets, no large incomes, no investments etc. For those of us that have worked hard and accumulated "wealth" only to have it stolen by a socialist, it will be a sad 4 years( or less hopefully) when this person with anti-american values is elected. I say anti-American because he is an anti-capitalist. For you kids who think hurting big business and corporations with tax increases is a good thing, good luck improving yourselves with a good job. There will be even less hiring and less benefits when they have to pay higher taxes.

 

Good Luck, I sure am glad I am not you and have a career that was created under a business friendly administration. So go after big oil, big pharm, big anything because those days will soon be gone and you'll all be working at Mickey D's or as a phone solicitor.

October 16, 2008
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This is for the young people who were not born nor lived as an adult during the 1976-1980 era.  It was the last time the democrats controlled all three branches of the government.  We had high taxes (70%), high interest rates (22%), and high unemployment.  We were in a deep recession.  If the democrats take control again, we will suffer greatly.  In 1992 Bill Clinton ran on raising taxes on the top 5%.  A few months after he was in office he came out and said he had changed his mind and that everyone would receive a tax increase.  The only reason that the economy did well from 1995-2000 is that the republicans controlled congress and forced Bill Clinton to balance the budget. From 1992-1994 Bill Clinton was happy to have a democrat congress and a liberal agenda.  It was not until 1995 that he said he was going to balance the budget.  Reason.  The democrats lost their majority in congress after 40 yrs.

 

Trust me I am part of the baby boomer generation, and suffered for many years due to high taxes.  It will put us in a deep recession or depression and you young people do not know what it is like.  It will not be pretty.

October 16, 2008
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emdscc

 

Ah yes. Those great Carter years. Awesome weren't they? These kids sure will be crying in 2 years because the government has not giving them anything and will be worse off than they think they have it now. I hear em all the time, they think they'll be getting free college, free health care, free everything. They'll be turning on their savior in no time. If they think it's bad now, just wait till Bama's policies have some time to take effect. My advice, buy guns, ammo, and start stockpiling food now because 1929 part II will start shortly after he takes office.  BTW nice flap pin on the collar. What a fake.

October 16, 2008
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I agree with Truthin08.  Furthermore, Obama keeps SAYING he will cut taxes, and saying he will spend more.  I can't decrease my income and increase my expenditures.  It is simple arithmetic, it cannot work.  He never answered the question asked in the debate about which of his programs may need to be put on the back burner due to fiscal issues.  He DID NOT answer the question of Ayers - all he did was deny any association.  That does not even constitute plausible deniability.  Any one of his questionable associations would, by itself, not be damning.  But the sheer volume of questionable associations screams for scrutiny.  So many people are so enamored of the idea of a black man in the White House, or just a Democrat in the White House, that they don't look closely at who this person really is.  Obama is slick, poised, and articulate. But you cannot judge a book by its cover.  The contents of this "book" need to be seriously revealed and reviewed; to date, they have not been.

October 16, 2008
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McCain reminded me of the old guy in the neighborhood that was always yelling for you to stay off his lawn in the debate last night.He is so angry that people are tired of Bush's BS and knowing that he has supported everything he did to help the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

He has no clue what is like to struggle to make ends meet but he does know what it is like to be rich because he and Bush have always taken care of the rich like themselves!!

The so called  $ 5,000 credit (I call it a bribe)McCain is wanting to give to everyone is crap. Think about what he is not telling you how he is going to pay for it by taxing your Employer Health Benefits which in turn your Employer will have to raise your rates or just drop your Employer Health insurance all together trust me it will happen because of the cost of Health plans now.

McCains sidekick is such a AIRHEAD she has about as much sense as a rock.She thinks her good looks will get her in the White House but it want because it takes more than looks it takes BRAINS.She is like a programed robot saying everything she was drilled to say and has no clue of anything on the real issues she spends more time bashing like McCain on Obama.

The crap about your taxes for people and small businesses that make under $250,000.00 going up by Obama that McCain was always screaming about in the debate is BS.I don't know about you but what small businesses make over $250,000.00? I think all the rich people should be paying a hell of alot more taxes than middle class we have been screwed over by Bush and his crooks long enough by paying higher taxes than most can afford. Its time to tell McCain,Pailn and Bush we are tired of the BS we need a change not 4 more years of the same crap that the republicans have messed this country up with.!!!!!!

I think people need to wake up and see who is really for your HEALTH INSURANCE,KIDS SCHOOLING,YOUR JOBS,YOUR WAGES and not blowing smoke up your A**. If I seem angry your dam right that I am  and I have a reason to be. PUT McCAIN OUT TO PASTURE with  BUSH !!!!!   VOTE OBAMA  08

October 16, 2008
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Sorry, but ARKHILLBILLY you are exactly the stereotypically ignorant Democrat the is short sighted and only cares about his pocket book.  Obvisiouly you didn't read my earlier post, but here you go.

 

Let me ask you something.  I'm considered middle class maybe even poverty by some standards.  I don't claim to be a genius when it comes to economics, but I think it is common sense that under Hussein Obama's tax plan we will quickly experience a depression.  If you tax business making more than 250K they will take those business's elsewhere and will be forced to raise prices to cover cost ect.. the list goes on.  This really is a no brainer.  You democrats only care about your pocket book, but you are so ignorant and short sighted you don't even see the consequences of electing someone like Obama.  Electing Obama would be committing suicide for America.

October 16, 2008
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Arkhilliby, for the record i am an accountant.  The rich pays the majority of the taxes paid in this country.  Up until the early 1960's the highest tax bracket was 90%.  John F Kennedy reduced it to 70% and it stayed that way until the 1980's.  Reagan reduced it to 28% and we saw the biggest economic booms in this country's history.  In the early 1990's clinton raised it to 39 1/2% with the lowest tax bracket of 15%.  Bush reduced the highest bracket to 35% and the lowest to 10%.  So, when the democrats take control in January and in 2010 Bush's tax breaks expire, you will see the lowest bracket go back to 15% and the highest will the 39 1/2 or more.

October 16, 2008
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Arkhillbilly

 

What small business makes 250K?  Mine does, I have 4 employees including myself and my business grosses 400k a year. Notice that I said the business grosses that, not me. Depending on the amount that bama will steal from my business, I am already evaluating whom I will be laying off when he raises taxes. I am putting my hiring on hold right now to save. I wanted to hire at least 2 people for the holidays but I'm going to hold off. Businesses should get tax cuts not increases. I will pass off any increase on my tiny business to the consumer and not give many bonuses to my employees because of this. I'm not worried about losing employees because I know a lot of owners that will do the same so it's going to be an employers market, not a job seekers market when this happens.  BTW, since you don't know this, the democrats have been in power the last few years, not W. The congress and senate have f'd up everything since then.

October 16, 2008
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e135800,  You do have a very small company with small gross receipts.  I know companies that have 10 Million in gross revenue and only profit 100 thousand.  People do not realize that a business has to pay for material, labor, benefits, rent, utilites, licenses and taxes etc.  It is very expensive to keep a business going and without that business there would not be a job.  Without business the government would not have any tax revenues coming into their coffer.

October 16, 2008
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To all the young people.  Always remember the following statement. 

 

No poor man has ever given anyone a decent paying job.

October 16, 2008
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emdscc,

 

Yeah it's comfortable, I'd like to grow the business, but why should I? so I can give all away in this magic wealth distribution scheme? I will do my best to keep it small and will not expand it like it should but it's taking off on it's own and I'll be damned if I am going to hire more people when the tax increase hits, I will just do it myself. It's an easy business to do but I used to like hiring college kids to help them out but that's going to change soon. Too bad for them. I am not alone when the small business owners meet, that's what we agree on mostly.

I don't think there should be any distinction between small and large business, they should all get tax cuts so we can expand, spend more on improvements, hire more people and give better benefits.

 

These kids don't get it. They have been spoiled by their parents and don't know the reality of making it for themselves so they are looking at the pied piper with promises of taking care of them like their parents did.

Poor kids, wake up and make something of yourselves and quit asking the gov't to give you everything.

October 16, 2008
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TONYRMUSIC,

 

Got news for you boy, no politician cares about the poor. For 50 years, the dems have catred to the poor and minorities. guess what, they still do because they have never come through on any of their promises. But the poor and the minorities fall for it year after year after year and so on.

October 16, 2008
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Please,corret me if I am wrong, but did I not hear Sen. McCain praise the people who attended his rallies as patriotic,upstanding Americans when questioned about the "kill him" and "terrorist" remarks shouted at his rallies.  It seems strange that a person asking for the most powerful job in the world would in anyway endorse these types of comments.

October 16, 2008
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Attention LOWER FUEL PRICES!!! Is this Coincidental or what?

 

Take NOTICE ever since we've had these HIGH GAS PRICES the cost went down significantly about a month or two before the nationwide Elections? But when the elections were over they went right back up. Is this Coincidental or what? Check it out for yourself just search http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/sbsavg.asp  back to 2000 or earlier. But it is most noticeable in the past 8 years every time right around elections. I guess the OIL men are PAYING attention!

October 16, 2008
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Since when do we elect the president on the basis of popularity? I could careless who roll eye's and how pretty of a smile you have? I do not care how old or how young you are? I am concerned that people have based there opinions on who they are electing for president by what the media chooses to show the public! America you should be concerned about a persons history and back ground, these are the fibers in which we form the bases of who we are and who we become as adults! This is not a popularity CONTEST, even though CNN, Headline News would have you Believe! Get on this computer and do some research and then choose who you think is best to serve The United States of America? Please, we can not afford to have the wrong person as president in the white house!

October 16, 2008
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truthin08

For the record I was not saying that the business should be taxed I was saying that the people making under $250,000.00 shouldn't be taxed and by the way if you haven't already noticed that alot of jobs and company's have already left over seas or Mexico for cheaper labor so it doesn't matter does it. I glad your company's doing well,but I agree all business should get a tax break also so they can exspan because if not more will leave. I do not agree with helping the big fat CEO's and rich to fill their pockets and treat the working class employee like S*** while they try to pay their bills.I also agree to stop giving out HAND-OUTS to lazy people that do not want to work were told that they can get more money from the government if they just sit home on the fat lazy a** and not work and draw a check.Who is to blame for this? Well Clinton tried to fix it so the help would go to the old and disabled and it did work till Bush got in office and let all the lazy a** people just keep drawing the checks while the working man keep getting overworked and under payed every week. I say if you want 4 more years of George Bush crap vote for McCain and see where you end up with everything sky high no insurance for employees people losing the homes yea he's a winner,and you talk of depression  because of Obama's tax plan  your living on the moon. ONE LAST THING I'M NOT JUST WORRIED ABOUT MY POCKET BOOK I'M WORRIED ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE YOU ON THE OTHER HAND MUST BE WELL OFF AND NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD AND A GEORGE BUSH FAN DRIVING HUMMERS OR THE BIGGEST SUV YOU CAN BUY BUT FOR THE REST OF US WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE FAMILY'S AND PAY OUR BILLS NOT WONDER WHAT BOAT OR $100,000.00 CAR TO BUY OUR FANCY TRIP TO TAKE TO WHO KNOWS WHERE BECAUSE OF BUSH FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS THE MIDDLE CLASS CAN'T DO ALL THOSE THINGS.

October 16, 2008
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Archhillbilly

 

Once again you failed to read my posting.  I started out by telling you that I am borderline poverty.  I'm actually unemployed and have been for the last 2 months. I'm married and have 2 kids.  I have never owned a new car or a house for that matter.  There is just a few facts for you to get it straight.

 

Let's just say that I decide to start a business.  I would be taking a huge risk financially and with my time.  If my business follows suit I would probably not turn a profit for 3-5yrs.  Say after 5 hard years of working more than 40yrs a week I start turning a profit and my business begins to grow.  WHY in the world should I be penalized for have the balls to take a risk and start a business with the intention of creating jobs.  What gives you or anybody the right to share in my success?  If you don't have something and you want it, don't take it from someone else.  Grow your own balls and take risk.  That is what makes America great.

October 16, 2008
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retmilguy, Guess what?  You only heard someone say terrorist.  You did not hear anyone say kill him.  One reporter wrote that they said kill him.  The secret service did an investigation and found that no one heard anyone say kill him.

October 16, 2008
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OH-OH! Anyone see the Thursday late afternoon "Joe the Plumber" footage on CNN?  Here comes the BIG back-pedal from the right.  YIKES!

October 16, 2008
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I gotta say... I can't vote for a Republican so I will vote for Obama BUT I am simply outraged at the talk Obama just gave at the charity event this evening. Ha-Ha, very funny. The thing is--I can't laugh. Life is very serious for me and many, many Americans right now. I am a hard-working single mom. Put myself through my M.A. and Ph.D. as a single mom. I make a fairly good wage but still I am struggling to make ends meet. My money is gone two days after I get paid every month. I have to charge gas and groceries. There are no laughs in my life. Sorry guys, but I can't put aside my struggles to get a giggle at the fact that McCain has seven houses. Yeah, he understands my struggle. RIGHT. I'm struggling to feed my children, pay my mortgage and pay my damn student loans. There is NOTHING funny about my current situation. Tonight's white tie charity event was in very poor taste given what many of us are living through. I wonder what they had for dinner at that event; I'll bet it cost more than the $5 dinner I managed to scrape together for my family. Shame on both of you. I'm not laughing.

October 17, 2008
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sharon1959

The Democrats have been in control of congress for the last two years by a slim margin. On the average it takes at least 2 years for any new bill to be passed. If you have the other party blocking everything you are trying to do,it is not easy to override with the majority you need. This is the problem, they are all worried about getting all the credit or blame that congress ends up doing little good. Things have been going downhill way before the Dems have had majority. I am not sold on either party. I just want some changes that will help the majority and not benefit big business and the wealthy all the time. When Buffet pays less taxes then his secretary there is something seriously wrong.I don't think young people are looking for handouts, they like everyone else are looking for an honest shot at making a living and getting an education. I don't feel taxing people accordingly to what they earn is wrong. We all pay taxes in some form. This is not taking all your

wealth. The government gets more money in taxes from the average Joe then from business. Because we are a great country, I find it deplorable that we have people who are homeless, children who are hungry, and sick people who can't get treatment for their illness. Most people do not like handouts they find it humiliating, and embarrassing. We need taxes to help these people, because that is what this country is all about. We help out big business as CEO's make record incomes because they are the ones putting big bucks into campaigns. We need elected people in Washington to stop worrying about getting reelected and start doing the job they were elected to do.

October 17, 2008
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I am a business woman, military mother and wife and I have been watching both candidates possibly more than any other election in my life time.  I was a republican until I started to see through the mess that we are currently in. I have never been so ashamed in my life of anything. I even stayed on the fence for awhile thinking that republicans couldn't have screwed up our Nation so badly but the hard cold, in your face fact remains, that they did and some democrats followed ….. now we all suffer in some way.

 

As a result allow me to share my insight. War has no color or shame. Death has no color or shame. Suffering has no color or shame. Financial loss has no color or sham. Poverty has no color or shame and if we choose to see color in front of intelligence and logic, we should be ashamed and we deserve what ever will happen to us as a result.

 

Our country is no longer the leader as we use to be so many years ago. Our government has borrowed and borrowed to the point that in reality we are in debt to other countries. When you are in debt to someone you don't own until that debt is paid off.

 

Not to be crass but, our government has pimped us out and in essence we are all slaves and seemingly have no choice. But America, we DO have a choice and we must choose a leader that will gain the respect back that our nation once had when dealing with tax payers and other countries. We need to choose a leader that when in the most difficult situation, will not loose their cool but stay calm, focused and clear.

 

Now, I know that we think about experience as being a good indicator for making a decision but allow me to give you food for thought. A parent that for the most part teaches their children right from wrong sometimes also learns from that child.  Keeping in mind that child has not been on this earth long enough to be put into a category of having experience but yet, can still teach some valuable lessons. So what does that tell you? It tells me that even though a person your looking at and listening to may not have the experience or tone that you think they should have does not mean that they can't lead you into a better direction nor teach you a better way.

 

We are ALL responsible for putting our Nation back into a good light. It is TIME for ALL of us to put our differences and our likes and dislikes for one race, color or creed aside and look at the RAW issues facing our Nation.  Just think if everyone were blind and deaf but could still feel the affects of our Nations problems financially when our children and family members need and can't afford goods and services and physically for loved ones lost in a war that didn't have to be.  How would you vote in November?   If undecided, sometimes we have to choose the lesser of two evils so to speak.

 

Our Nation is being destroyed by Greed and Corruption and we have been lullabied to sleep for so many years only to wake up to a mess that we had nothing directly to do with, only to be left to deal with the suffering and disgrace that has been brought down upon us while the people partly responsible, still enjoy lavish lifestyles while a good part of our nation is trying to put food on the table, keep a home, provide the essential needs to our children and make it day by day.

 

Remember, for two terms we were promised things like this would not happen and not only DID they happen but got worse when the greed and corruption no longer had a blanket to hide under. How many times are we going to fall asleep believing in something or someone that can't deliver only to cause our misfortune, not theirs?  How many times are we going to fall for promises made during elections to get votes?   If we look back it was never stated CLEARLY how that promise was going to be carried out realistically.

 

Washington and Wall Street relies on our ignorance so that greed and corruption can continue. It is time to take a stand and show them in November that we are no longer ignorant to what is really going on and we will not stand for it anymore. We have that power and we must use it.

 

The Road to Enlightenment is Traveled by Many but Accomplished by Few. Lets see things for what they really are and not what we would like them to be.

October 17, 2008
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Obama AKA 666

October 18, 2008
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If Mccain wins I'm off to Canada! GO OBAMA!

October 20, 2008
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Obama,cool,calm,& collected,answered all of McCains outragous,slanderous questions. Mccain takes everything Obama & Biden says & twists it to make up his own agenda.He really wants to win by any means.

  OBAMA said it right, (ITS NOT A RED AMERICA OR A BLUE AMERICA,ITS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.One for all and all for one united.

October 23, 2008
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It is very unlikely that Obama is going to be assasinated if elected President. I think it is very important that we have a democrat in the white house that actually thinks like a democrat. I think both parties are needed to insure balance and stability in our economy but I don't consider that Clinton represented the democratic core belief. He did things that are wholely against the democratic core. For example, he outsourced millions of jobs. Someone needs to explain to me how outsourcing one single american job could possibly help our economy in the long run. I think our leaders need to consider the long run rather than a series of end runs that only serve to worsen our economy in the end. Our country is in dire need of economic reform and across the board de-regulation. We are being treated like children who don't need to know the facts and that leads to a type of government that very few respect or enjoy. Our education and health care programs are declining, the distance between the rich and poor classes is increasing and people are walking around with blinders on claiming to be well off when they can barely make ends meet. The reality is this. The less than rich people of this country need real representation in this government for at least one term. Anyone who knows anything about our government knows that industry has the ear of government. They are the ones who OWN the MEDIA, FUND the POLITICAL RACES and run the HIGH POWERED LOBBY and SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS which shape the opinions of our Senators and Representatives. They never miss an opportunity to voice their opinions on the floor of the Senate. They always know when the house is in session and what bills are being ratifed or vetoed. We need a voice that can stand against this inate reality and provide the majority of America (the less than rich) the economic relief we need to keep whats left of the Family Institution alive for another generation. Don't be a tape recorder. Take a few minutes to learn how capital hill works. Read up on what it means to be a Democrat or Republican and what they stand for. Don't fall for the idiotic arguement that claims all democrats are liberals and all Republicans are conservative. And don't be side track in politics by religion. I am a very religious man but I never consider a candidate because I think he may be more religious than another. Anyone who has ever taken a training course in salesmanship knows the the first rule in salesmanship 101 is "JOIN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH". Our country needs a True Democrat this term. Maybe we will need a Republican next term but this term we need a Democrat. The only way the improve this countries economy is the improve the welfare and economic status of its majority. There are no shortcuts. Think about it. The republican perspective is the pump up corporate America to stimulate economic growth. This is a group that represents less than 10% of our population and already controls over 90% of our wealth. If giving them tax breaks and bailing them out when they over-extended themselves could, in any way, helped our economy, we would have been living in a corporate induced utopia long ago. Think about what you need personaly to improve your life because that is what the entire country needs.

November 2, 2008
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"How about this idea?

 

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

 

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in

a We Deserve It Dividend.

 

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000

bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

 

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman

and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

 

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals

$425,000.00.

 

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a

We Deserve It Dividend.

 

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

 

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

 

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

 

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family ?

Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college - it'll be there

Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car - create jobs

Invest in the market - capital drives growth

Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

 

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks

who lost their jobs at Lehmann Brothers and every other company

that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed

Forces.

 

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of

trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive

 

that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

 

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult

U S Citizen 18+!

 

As for AIG - liquidate it.

Sell off i ts parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

 

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

 

Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."

 

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

 

How do you spell Economic Boom?

 

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion

We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in

Washington DC.

 

And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because

$25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

 

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest."

November 4, 2008
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Dear American cousins.

                      Since you left the loving bosom of the British Empire, the world had an intake of expectant breath at the prospect of a way of involving the people in politics. It went well to start with but, as with all human enterprise (yes I am a Trekkie)spin got the better of the good intentions. You now have a chance to change, not only your future but the entire Western world. I cannot vote in your election so please, please, please, PLEASE don't muck it up like eight years ago by hiding your light under a Bush.

Affectionately, with big hugs from the old country.

Sean Appleby-Simpkin.

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