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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Doing McCain's bidding

It's becoming ever more likely to me that the Democratic Party is going to blow the Presidential election. Now some rich jerks dedicated partisans in the Clinton camp say they'll pull their contributions to the party if it doesn't give Hill the outcome she wants over the contested delegates from Florida and Michigan. The Obama folks seem to be taking the high road about that, but many Barack supporters out here in the boonies are ready to tell the Clinton people that she doesn't deserve our support, either.

And so the nominee will be either the unelectable Hillary or a crippled Obama. Throw in a nice Middle East crisis around Fourth of July -- a big blowup involving Iran maybe, or the next major terrorist attack on the West that you know is coming -- and McCain's stock is going to look pretty good when it counts.

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It's long been evident that our "democracy" is about money, not people. If you don't have the chips to play, you're just a passenger. Another, perhaps less obvious, point: not all who are rich are smart.

Perhaps the all seeing all knowing Gorerurushie will consider an independent bid for the White House.

Three tries is the charm?

"It's the sort of thing parents might chant encouragingly to a child slow on the potty-training" - Anglo-American writer Christopher Hitchens on Barack Obama's slogan 'Yes, We Can'
Writing in Slate magazine, Hitchens says: "It is cliché, not plagiarism, that is the problem with our stilted, room-temperature political discourse."

Nah, I think it's becoming less likely that HillHill stays in past PA. The FL/Mich thing isn't going to work in her favor, even if they decide to redo 'em. She's too far behind and has no hope of making up the pledged delegates or popular vote. It's excruciating, but I also think it's over.

I think Obama has weathered it nicely thus far, including getting baggage like Wright out of the blast radius during the primary. I don't see 'crippled' at all, at least not yet.

Although I'm worried that McCain is going to win, I don't think it's because Obama (or even Hillary) will 'blow it'. The media *loves* McCain, and hell or high water will not keep them from looking beyond how shaky the man is in his policy and how often he's 'flip flopped' on so many crucial issues.

They've shaped and framed the campaign... they assumed from the get-go that Hillary was the de-facto nominee and were in shock when Obama won... they couldn't BELIEVE it when McCain's campaign was going down in flames early on... they couldn't believe no one, except snowbirds in Arizona, gave a sh** about him.

Why? Because McCain has fostered a cozy relationship with pundits like Mathews and Russert, all while branding himself as the 'Maverick' to distract people from his entrenched D.C. lobbyist combine.

What a joke...

I believe most Americans know what issues we face as a nation as we try to decide which candidate(s) will best resolve them. We see in John McCain’s life, past and present a devotion to serve his country. Anyone who knows Senator McCain will tell you that he has passion for what he believes in and a constant drive to serve his country to the best of his abilities with sincerity, truthfulness, and dedication.

Most Americans are aware of the courageous service John provided as a naval aviator and POW . But few can fully appreciate how bad the egregious hospitality of the Hanoi Hilton was .His main concerns were for other POWs’ life threatening conditions and how he could help them is spite of the injuries he had received prior to and during his confinement.
Our convictions about John's character were born in the crucible of adversity. We have witnessed his courage, integrity, character and intellect. We know and respect his sense of honor and his tenacity in the face of grave danger and prolonged hardship. These qualities, combined with his life experiences, make John ready for the enormous challenges facing the leader of our country. No one -- no one -- is more qualified to be president, to lead our country, to protect our nation and our children and grandchildren. We know him. We know his strengths, his love of country and his commitment to serve it. He has been severely tested, and we have witnessed him under pressure. We trust his judgment and his ability to lead our country in these difficult times.
To this day John’s truthfulness and dedication for what he believes in is demonstrated by his sincere and noble service as a Senator of the United States of America. We could do a whole lot worse than vote for John Mc Cain as our next president of the United States for every man, woman and child in our country regardless of their political affiliation.

God Speed John Mc Cain

Yeah, we need McCain - - in the Senate. If he should change his stance on Iraq following his visit this week, he would be formidable. However, if instead he continues to advocate for occupation, he's stale toast.

John Son said "Our convictions about John's character were born in the crucible of adversity..."

Can anyone say "campaign staff troll"? Nice message placement, but I'm still trying to hold my lunch down.

You're so caught up in the image he's projected and the media-driven storylines... enjoy your fantasy man-crush, but you should realize that actions speak louder than words, and McCain is not the man he tries to project.

Obama is bringing in north of a million dollars a day. If I were him, I'd tell the DNC and Hillary's supporters to go pound sand. If they want a seat at the table, they'll play ball with Obama. If not...

The Democrats aren't going to blow the election. Mrs. Clinton would be quick to point out that what you're seeing points to a vast right-wing conspiracy to deny her rightful place as Commander in Chit.

As for Obama - it's true that he's doing damage control across the board, what with his wife's "Black Panther" ideological statements and his pastor's "God Damn America" play-up. But he's got a great shot at the Democrat nomination, nonetheless.

Once that's happened, then the country can decide between an old white guy, or the Man from Hope.

You know this is all a lot of fun but it is also all BS. No one is paying attention and they won't until after Labor Day. Wake me up in October I am going back to sleep now.

Greg C

Too bad Hilliary has so much dirt on her, because she could have taken Obama out earlier giving his racist pastor friend/ mentor plus his wife carries around a big chip on her shoulder. Then there's the Rizzo partner in crime. Where's the swift-boat-like people...I should think they could do a number on Obama. Maybe their biding their time until after Obama is nominated. What's really funny is the Democrats can't even run their primary without having to have do overs. How inspiring. Not.

Seriously Bob... do you actually think that something Obama's pastor said is worthy of taking the candidate down a notch? Get real.

This isn't anything new for the Democrats.

The Swift Boaters won't be out until this summer. Need to get a proper candidate to torpedo first. No sense wasting precious torpedos on two candidates who are killing each other by 1,000 cuts.

Who knows, by Swift Boat time, it may not even be necessary, as neither Dem candidate will be able to stand on their own.


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