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Jesse Jackson and Al Gore: Go away!

Here are two guys doing what they can to help Obama blow his lead. The Democratic Presidential nominee should have sent the two of them on a fact-finding mission to Antarctica.

Comments (21)

Jackson's just giving Obama the surgical enhancement he wished for a few weeks ago. But who's that skinny guy in the picture of the Gore event ad?

Your concern about Jackson I understand. But what's your beef with Gore?

It's the October surprise that the Democrats have been scared of all along. Jesse Jackson!

I've gotta agree with Conrad - what exactly will Al Gore do to hurt Obama? Gore's pro-environment message has been relatively well received, and as long as Obama doesn't let it look like he's carrying Gore's water, Al can only help things.

If there is one thing that needs to change, it is America's policy toward Israel. He's already got my vote, but such a move would make me even more likely to pick "that one".

The Gore-lovers are already voting for Obama. To some undecideds, however, Gore is a hypocrite who's made a lot of money preaching about global warming without making personal sacrifices of his own. Plus, he's a past losing candidate for President. I don't want Kerry or Dukakis coming around giving speeches right now, either. If you want "change," they ain't it.

Plus, he's a past losing candidate for President.

...who received more votes than the other guy.

Speaking of Al Gore and the global warming debate: You know what's going to be intriguing: Watching the global-warming disbelievers come to grips with the race for the Arctic resources.
Russia, Canada, and America are gearing up for a good-old fashioned territory battle over this area but why is that happening now? For some reason the Arctic has become more accessible.
I see potential conflict between the business types who are against global warming, and the business types who want more natural resources. Should be exciting, especially since it's the same group.

Ahh Jack, you're a man of my own heart! Gore is such a hypocrite, why is that so hard for Dimmos to comprehend?

I love "Hymietown" Jackson and his gaffes....what a showman. Only Sharpton and Farrakhan are better. Who is paying him off ? The Clintons ? Rove ?

Or is it simply more of that insane Jew-hating rhetoric that these bigots just love to spew, for the sheer joy of it ?

Or could these entertaining loons, and the Neo-Nazis that wholeheartedly agree with them possibly be right about all that stuff concerning American foreign policy's ongoing love affair with Israel ?!?

One thing is sure...if our government really goes bankrupt, a lot of people are going to be asking, just what exactly are we getting in return for all those hundreds of billions of dollars we've sent to Israel, in the form of military aid and straight-up cash, over many decades ?

I'll have to ask my Israeli room-mate what she thinks of the dear Reverend today...

Ahh Jack, you're a man of my own heart!

I personally don't think Gore is a hypocrite. But many do, and some of them are people that the Democrats should still be trying to win over.

And if Gore never made appearances for Obama the refrain would be about how people shouldn't vote for Obama because Gore didn't like him.

George, your loyalty to the party is admirable, but you're like a walking talking point machine.

Gore is such a hypocrite, why is that so hard for Dimmos to comprehend?

Maybe because it's not the case. Gore has changed careers, spending his time and energy trying to get people to understand our environmental challenges, with some modest success. Yes, he's made money at it, and part of his message is= guess what? -- that there is economic opportunity in fighting climate change. Limiting his personal carbon footprint would significantly diminish his capacity to propagate his message and pursue his basic mission, without contributing significantly to addressing the problem.

One of the biggest challenges in getting the public to deal with the environmental threat of global warming is the widespread belief that real sacrifice would be required to face up to it. This fear is overblown, and a failure of imagination. We need technologies that will allow us to maintain the material comforts we have without ruining our future. We don't have them now, and to demand that leaders make symbolic sacrifices today is just a convoluted form of denial and avoidance.

We need technologies that will allow us to maintain the material comforts we have without ruining our future.

Right now we need to beat McCain. I worry that Al will hurt more than help.

During the primary, Robert Smigel produced an SNL "Saturday TV Funhouse" animation where Obama kept coming up with "special missions" to faraway places for Jackson and Sharpton.

I couldn't find the video on YouTube or at the SNL site, but here's a consolation link to a TV Funhouse about creepy Walt Disney:

Bill Bill Bill,

Did you know the arctic Northwest passage was nearly ice free in 1905 when it was navigated by a wooden sailboat with a crew of seven?
Roald Amudsen, a Norwegian explorer.

That's more than 100 years ago.
I'm a "disbeliever" because AGW is
I am in such denial that I don't believe human CO2 is affecting the climate at all.
As for the race for the Arctic resources you and yours will assure we lose that race as the global warming religion and lefty obstruction to drilling will leave us out of the race.

The arctic has been accessible for decades and we could have been extracting our own resources for more than we are with little or no impact.

ONE BIG point on Global Warming.

This is one theory we'll be able to watch get put in it's place as cooling or lack of warming puts the big chill on this
junk science.

Let's see: McCain, who has gotten into bed with Dubya and prostituted himself to the wingnut faction by choosing Palin, is a "honorable" man, a "straight talker"...but Al Gore, who has actually done something really productive with his life after politics, is a "hypocrite"?

Methinks Mr. Bogdanski is a bit off base here, or perhaps just temporarily under the sway of the right wing noise machine.

McCain, who has gotten into bed with Dubya and prostituted himself to the wingnut faction by choosing Palin, is a "honorable" man, a "straight talker"

Did I ever say that? No. McCain is a bigger loser than Gore.

Please, if you enjoy seeing yourself type, use WordPad. When it asks you if you want to "Save," click on "No."

Allan L.
One of the biggest challenges in getting the public to deal with the environmental threat of global warming is the widespread belief that real sacrifice would be required to face up to it.

We need technologies that will allow us to maintain the material comforts we have without ruining our future. We don't have them now

You just made the case that real sacrifice will be required if we act now by saying that we don’t have the technologies now.

Yet Oregon has committed to a 44% reduction in CO2 in 12 years, by forcing the price fuel to rise until people cut consumption - no matter what the cost in dollars or jobs. Gov. K signed the bill months ago. Your Democrats at work!

While it's true Gore didn't go to Antarctica, as far as the national media concerned, campaigning for Jeff Merkeley might as well be the same thing.

What do you think Gore would have to say for Brian Williams to lead off the nightly news with, "Al Gore, campaigning for Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkeley, threw a bombshell into the presidential race today when he said . . ."?


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