For the first time in 32 years, Democrats got more than 50 percent of the country to vote for their candidate in a national election, and now they want to lecture the Republican Party on how to win elections. Liberal Republicans have joined them, both groups hoping no one will notice that we just lost this election by running the candidate they chose for us. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Sen. John McCain’
(Nov. 4th 2008) — Last night was truly a historic occasion: For only the second time in her adult life, Michelle Obama was proud of her country!
The big loser of this election is Colin Powell, whose last-minute endorsement of Obama put the Illinois senator over the top. Powell was probably at home last night, yelling at his TV, “Are you KIDDING me? That endorsement was sarcastic!”
The winner, of course, is Obama, who must be excited because now he can start hanging out in public with Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright again. John McCain is a winner because he can resume buying more houses.
And we’re all winners because we will never again have to hear McCain say, “my friends.” (more…)
Once again we voted in the taller of the two presidential candidates. That’s what the Republicans get for nominating Shortie McCain.
Iraqis in Jordan More Interested in US Elections Than Jordani Citizens
by Mohammad Ghazal, Ashlea Surles and Shlomo Muslim, PhD
AMMAN – Democratic candidate Barack Obama supports putting a time frame for withdrawal of troops while Republican John McCain supports more troops in Iraq.
“The elections are so important to me. It means I either go back to Iraq or never. I follow them everyday,” Yousef Rabaii, a 42-year-old Iraqi who has been residing in Amman with his family for three years, said.
Rabaii said the two candidates do not usher in a secure and safer Iraq. However, he thinks a win by Obama is not a positive impact on Iraq. (more…)
This Jew for McCain
by Lori Lowenthal Marcus
When PBS asked me to do an interview for a television newsweekly because I am a Jew supporting McCain, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. PBS’s left wing bias is legendary. I thought it likely the interview would be edited to make me look like a Jew with compromised allegiance to the US, and not even a “real Jew” at that because I fail to see Judaism as the religion of “Tikkun Olam.”
But I thought I had something valuable to say about why I, a liberal Jewish woman Democrat whose primary issue prior to 9/11 was reproductive rights, now believe the McCain/Palin ticket is better for the US, better for the West, better for Israel and better for Jews than is Obama/Biden. This characterization of me made it on air, but none of my substantive reasons did.
Here’s what was left out. (more…)
As hard as I try, I can’t figure the Obama loving change-mongers out. Everywhere I turn I notice of full of it all those pro-change people are. Maybe you’ve been noticing the same things as I. For instance:
Ever notice how all the Obama-First change advocates went apoplectic when Sarah Palin entered the scene? Why? To me she represents change. She’s unlike any other vice presidential candidate ever. She’s a breath of fresh air.
Ever notice how Obama supporters who supposedly love change keep saying McCain is the same as Bush, when clearly the Republicans didn’t want McCain for the longest time because McCain is very different than Bush?
Ever notice how pro-change Obamaites are deathly afraid of voting for McCain because he’s 72-years-old and there’s a chance he could die in office? What’s the problem with that? I thought Obamaites like change. You’d think they’d want McCain because he might die in office. Heck, that would give us quite a change, going from Bush, to McCain to Palin.
Obama’s Hot Ayers
Barack Obama blasted John McCain last week for focusing on the Democratic nominee’s links to shady char acters instead of the economy.
Actually, McCain’s said plenty about the economy. But Obama clearly would rather talk about anything but his past.
Obama first became defensive when McCain running mate Sarah Palin accused him of “palling around with terrorists” – a reference to his ties to Bill Ayers, who co-founded the radical Weather Underground and bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and NYPD headquarters.
Obama’s main answer? All of that happened when he was eight years old.
That’s lame, for sure.
But Ayers’ distant past isn’t the only reason to distrust him. He has a present, as well – and Obama is a part of it.
A Silence on Terror
HERE’S a wake-up call for a nation at war: We’ve had all but one of the presidential debates, plus the veep debate – without once hearing the words “Islamic terrorism.”
Seven years after 9/11, we still seem to be debating whether it’s polite to name our enemy directly. Worse, the emerging consensus seems to be “no.”
That is not a good sign. How is the next leader of the free world going to solve a problem he can’t even name?
Yes, the economy is by far the most urgent issue – but that doesn’t make the war any less serious. (more…)
From the NYP:
THE polls now all indicate an Obama win on Nov. 4; some even suggest a landslide. But there’s a strong chance the race will tighten back up this month.
Anger over the Wall Street mess has been pushing voters to Barack Obama in droves. And John McCain’s effort to get involved in the solution only hurt him.
By suspending his campaign and heading to Washington, McCain made himself a central actor in the unpopular bailout, and thus a target of populist outrage. It also hurt his his effort to show how he far he is from President Bush – there he was, shoulder to shoulder with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Bush and Wall Street.
But October may see the end of Obama’s surge: He’s peaking too soon. (more…)
“To try to tie McCain to Limbaugh is about as dishonest as it gets.” … “When it comes to lies, the media get far more exercised over unflattering truths about Obama’s record than they do about real distortions of McCain’s.
Which Campaign is Telling Lies?
by Linda Chavez | NYP
The media have [been] accusing John McCain the GOP presidential nominee of being dishonest in his campaign ads.
They’re especially angry about an ad that accuses Barack Obama of supporting an Illionois bill that mandated comprehensive sex education for children in kindergarten. A look at the actual bill proves the ad was no lie — but the media couldn’t be bothered to actually check.
Then the Obama campaign began airing ads in Spanish, accusing McCain of being “two-faced,” using one set of words to Hispanic audiences and another to fellow Republicans. “They want us to forget the insults we’ve put up with . . . the intolerance . . . they made us feel marginalized in this country we love so much,” a narrator says, as the screen flashes some pretty nasty comments by Rush Limbaugh.
The McCain ad turns out to be factually correct. (more…)