PALIN POWER … Sarah Palin has Rocked the Political Landscape … CBS Poll now Tied

 

Move over mainstream old guard politicians, there’s a new sheriff in town and Palin_Sarah_Govshe’s a pit bull wearing lipstick.

After the performance that Sarah Palin, Republican VP candidate and Governor of Alaska, gave last night at the Republican National Convention many are scratching their heads today why they were ever concerned. Sarah Palin was a resounding success and has energized the Republican party the likes that has not been seen since Ronald Reagan. Sarah Palin scared a huge number of viewers watching her make history at the RNC. Who knew during the remarkable speech by Palin that there were actually teleprompter issues? Sarah Palin handled it like a pro and rocked the convention.

Palin pulled in 37.2 million viewers across broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen Media Research.

That’s 55% higher than Day 3 of the DNC, when her Democratic counterpart, Joe Biden, and President Clinton took the stage (24 million).

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The end result is that the Democrats have been stunned and will be in complete attack mode against Palin. How dare a women with 5 children, one special needs, be a card carrying member of the NRA, fishing loving, small town American living, pro-life believing, God fearing person be a Republican. She is a threat to the very existence of the female monopoly that the Democrats have had for decades. The Democrats, Liberals and MSM despise her because Palin could reshape the political landscape for the next 30 to 40 years.

According to a CBS poll today, the Presidential race between McCain and Palin Palin_Sarah_Trigis now tied at 42% a piece. Much of that thanks to the tremendous speech from Sarah Palin.

The presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain is now even at 42 percent, according to a new CBS News poll conducted Monday-Wednesday of this week. Twelve percent are undecided according to the poll, and one percent said they wouldn’t vote.

This is in contrast to a poll conducted last weekend, where the Obama-Biden ticket led McCain-Palin by eight points, 48 percent to 40 percent.

However, here is the real issue and panic for Democrats as once again they find themselves over playing their hand. Palin to the Democrats is a WMD … woman of mass destruction. Why do Democrats fear Palin, until last week a virtual unknown … BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE LOVE HER!!! The other dangerous fact is that according to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 51% of US voters think reporters are trying to hurt Sarah Palin. Does the LEFT really want to be perceived as piling on and attacking a woman? The effects could be damaging. The attacks on Sarah Palin from the liberal media and the LEFT will prove to be the Democrat’s Wellstone Memorial revisited.

Over half of U.S. voters (51%) think reporters are trying to hurt Sarah Palin with their news coverage, and 24% say those stories make them more likely to vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in November.

Obama campaign in panic mode as they scramble to find women to act as hit man against Palin. Hey Barack, I bet you wish you had put a woman on the VP ticket after all. Maybe you can dress Biden up in a nice pant suit or a skirt?

You know that Republicans have threatened Democrats when Gloria Steinman feels the need to voice her liberal opinion. One would think that the woman libber would have defended Palin against the mean and sexist attacks. Nope, she is a liberal first and a woman second.



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  • Comments

    42 Responses to “PALIN POWER … Sarah Palin has Rocked the Political Landscape … CBS Poll now Tied”

    1. Maggie on September 4th, 2008 10:04 pm

      cute cartoon about Sarah “Barracuda” Palin

      http://www.americanthinker.com/cartoons/?id=269

    2. Richard on September 4th, 2008 10:11 pm

      I suspect that her appeal, especially with the younger people, might outshine that of Sen. McCain. I didn’t hear Sarah Palin’s speech live, but did hear Sen. McCain, and I don’t think that his gifts lie mainly in the field of oratory.

      That’s only a subjective impression, of course.

      The younger voters might not be that interested in his Vietnam service, as they probably have no memory of the Vietnam war.

      (Hard though that may be to believe for those of us whose formative years came about during that time.)

      But Sarah Palin might be the “alternative” version of Hillary Clinton, a woman who got to where she was not by being the wife of an elected official (at first, anyway), but on her own efforts.

    3. Jack on September 4th, 2008 11:30 pm

      All of a sudden it’s like…Hillary who??? Honest to God, she has been overshadowed by Palin. Palin gives a more convincing speech than Hitlery, but Palin’s husbands history pales in comparison to Bubbas. 22 year old DUI…sheesh!! I hope she manages to do to Joe Biden in the debate, what Jesse Jackson wanted to do to Obama!!!

    4. brie. on September 5th, 2008 6:57 am

      What is his real name, is he Barrack Obama or Barry Soetoro…probably Barry…..all we have is a false birth certificate…wake up people!!!I don’t want to see the change he brings about….

      I really, really like Sarah..for once a breath of fresh air..!!!

    5. MBS on September 5th, 2008 7:06 am

      Sarah Palin rocks! I think she was an inspired choice for VP, I was for McCain anyway but my opinion of him has actually gone way up with his pick of Palin for VP.

    6. katablog.com on September 5th, 2008 7:40 am

      I’m not worried one bit about the Palin / Biden debate. She will chew him up and spit him out! Remember, Biden doesn’t even know which office he’s running for. I think a Palin / Obama debate would be great!

      Palin has captured the nation’s attention because she really is representative of the American middle class. Her life shows that she’s lived our lives. I firmly believe that at least we will finally have a representative in government.

      I never thought the VP candidate could/would make a difference in an election, but with the nomination or Palin, my mind is finally changed. Sure, I’d rather have a president who represents me, but there simply ain’t one running. So I will have to be excited that at least there will be a voice for me now in the VP candidate.

    7. Richard on September 5th, 2008 8:46 am

      I think there are 61 days to go until the election. Let’s hope that we survive.

    8. A New Girl on September 5th, 2008 8:48 am

      Katablog says: I never thought the VP candidate could/would make a difference in an election, but with the nomination or Palin, my mind is finally changed. Sure, I’d rather have a president who represents me, but there simply ain’t one running. So I will have to be excited that at least there will be a voice for me now in the VP candidate.

      DITTO ! DITTO ! DITTO !

      Palin was just the shot in the arm I needed to forcefully and now, not regretfully- pull that lever in November for McCain/Palin. Since I know Obama will be nothing but a mistake for this country, I had no intention of voting for him—but I kind of felt like Dugga said so long ago, well- I guess I’ll have the Brussel Sprouts. Now when I vote, I do feel like someone who is so NOT from the “old boys network” is in there and can be an advocate for so many things.

      Sara has proven time and time again how she can handle herself, how she is solidly for reform. A debate is not an issue for her—she is a hard worker and I am excited to have the chance to have her roots, solid upbringing and story of every day American life helping to work with McCain and for all people once she gets in the White House.

      If Hillary made the “18 million little cracks in the cieling” well- obviously the news story of the century is here is the woman immediately thereafter that busted right through that cieling and came out on top.

      GO SARA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      #3- Jack- who cares about a DUI Palin’s husband got all those years ago—-are you serious??? Oh, My God- what petty BS that is so irrelevant I’m amamzed you’d even bring it up. When I saw the look in his eyes when Sara was up there making her acceptance speech- that is all I needed to know.

    9. Richard on September 5th, 2008 8:53 am

      Meanwhile, the Achilles heel of the Republicans lies in the economy. News today is that unemployment in the U.S. is at a 4.5-year high of 6.1%, even as the housing market continues to ail.

      The stock market has been plunging this week.

      If the Republicans are to win, then they will have to have some ideas on what to do. I’m not saying that more government action is a good thing … the Democratic response to the housing crisis seems to be to give more power to the very people who are largely responsible for bringing it about … but benign neglect just won’t work in the eyes of the electorate.

      Meanwhile, remember that whoever is in the White House will have to work with Congress. I don’t know what trends are evident in the races there.

    10. dennisintn on September 5th, 2008 9:50 am

      if more voters realized that the dem. controlled house and senate are responsible for the high energy costs that are sucking the life out of the economy, and that it may even be a deliberate ploy on their part to cause total dissatisfaction with the repubs, then obama wouldn’t be able to buy a vote.
      dennisintn

    11. Mss-Underestimated on September 5th, 2008 9:57 am

      9. Richard, I will disagree respectfully, of course. Nancy Pelousy and the majority democratic congress are soley responsible for the economic dis-repair. They are a bunch of do nothing, money mongering, tax sucking, group of none legislators. What measures have they passed to protect the US economy? Nothing. a big fat nothing. Nancy Pelousy and her hard work ethic, yeah, I’d like to see her and Sarah spar.

    12. caesu on September 5th, 2008 10:17 am

      as soon as the eufory dies down.
      and Palin has to answer these questions:
      http://www.slate.com/id/2199362/

      then this Palin-bump in the polls wil disappear.

      mccain knows he can’t win on the economy.
      so he brought this Palin distraction in.

      and blaming the democrats on the economy is so lame.
      for how many years controlled the GOP the congress??
      dems control is just over 1.5 year now.
      and the GOP is using obstuction methods.
      so they can shift the blame, because they fear being voted out this november.
      well, that’s not going to work.
      they will be voted out.
      i even hope in a filibuster proof senate.

    13. Mss-Underestimated on September 5th, 2008 11:05 am

      12. Caesu

      Uh Huh, and that is why Joe Liberman endorsed McCain and that is also why Biden endorsed McCain, go to youtube it is waiting there for you. I can’t post the link here but I will email to SM.

      Obama picked Biden, to shut Biden up.

    14. A New Girl on September 5th, 2008 11:15 am

      #12- Ceasu- so, you are going to summize that Palin is just a “distraction”?

      LOL that’s all you are on this blog- yet you are allowed to post and roam about freely.

      You’ll see. The fear is oozing out of every pore of your skin—I can smell it all the way over here. lol

    15. Mss-Underestimated on September 5th, 2008 11:57 am

      Palins hubby DUI, okay, how bout Ombama’s admitted cocaine use?

    16. caesu on September 5th, 2008 12:17 pm

      yes, Palin is a distraction.

      McCain will never be able to win from Obama on the economy.
      “the issue of economics is not something i’ve understood as well as i should” – McCain.
      so he brought Palin in.
      it is an attempt to win over blue colar appalachian votes.
      the group Obama had difficulty with against Hillary.
      “they cling to guns and religion”, Obama said.
      that is going to haunt him now…

      so McCain brought this, small town, conservative, religious, NRA member, in.
      to win these states hardest hit by the economic downturn.
      very smart move by McCain.
      but it is a risky gamble.
      and i doubt it will work.
      “it’s the economy stupid”.

    17. MaryinTX on September 5th, 2008 12:42 pm

      I’m a Democrat, but I have to admit it: John McCain made a brillant choice in Sarah Palin. Not because she’s right for the job, but because the stupid, gullible public will fall for her well prepared speech and her “soccer mom takes on Washington” persona. The press is too afraid of “Liberal Bias!” to really call out Palin about her various scandals, and the public won’t care about them unless it’s thrown in their faces. Now all the Republicians really need is a ‘Willie Horton’/Swiftboat/ Obama in a tank type attack ad and they’ve got this election wrapped up.

    18. A New Girl on September 5th, 2008 12:50 pm

      #16—-It’s the ENERGY CRISIS, Stupid! Oh, I guess you didn’t hear Sara pontificate about that during her speech. Use our own resources=much lower prices of oil, gas, etc and other resources = more money in the economy!

      Of course, there are other things economically, Ceasu…Duh! Sara Palin simply needed her first opportunity to address a nation, speak about her history, beginning, family and then hit upon the things she and McCain shared in common…..

      At least she doesn’t get up there like Obama and try to act like expert on a little bit of EVERYTHING of WHICH he has no executive or militarial experience at all. Truly- what has the man truly ran except for his mouth?
      HAHAH Didn’t you hear her when she gave a dig about…Oh, yeah- I suppose I can list I was a Community Organizer, too….LOL

      Caesu—I think you need your friend YoYo Muffin top to edumacate yuself on some of the basics of politics. At least he knows politics better than you, even though he is a bleeding heart biased-liberal he’s pretty well-informed one….you just come out with some of the stupidest stuff, sorry!

    19. Alexander on September 5th, 2008 1:10 pm

      Sarah Palin is an embarrassment. She attended 6 schools in 6 years scrambing to get a crappy broadcast journalism degree from Idaho. Not quite the same as an honors degree in political science/international studies from Columbia and a #### laude J.D. from Harward Law. She left the mayor’s office with Wasilla $20,000,000.00 in debt, after unsucessfully trying to ban books at the local library (Heckuva job, Sally!). Meanwhile, Obama was teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School and serving as an Illinois State Senator.She claims no one pressured anyone on the Trooper-gate deal, but 20+ e-mails and voice messages have surfaced, and it turns out Gov. Palin is just another pathetic lying Republican in a long line stretching from Bush to Cheney to Gonzales to Rice all the way back to Richard Nixon.When the wheels come off the Straight Talk Express, don’t blame the Media; Grampa McSame is the fool who chose her to be his own personal albatross.Put a fork in McCain . . . he’s done.

    20. caesu on September 5th, 2008 1:36 pm

      that hitting on community organizers by palin and guiliani was just plain rude.

      and it will bite them in the back.
      they just offended a huge amount of people trying to help others who are hit by the economic crisis for example.

      even jesus was a community organizer.

      this RNC was such a farce.

    21. yoyo muffintop on September 5th, 2008 2:12 pm

      If you enjoy the extreme right wing agenda then McCain/Palin is your choice:
      - banning abortion even in the case of rape/incest
      - censorship over library content
      - creationism taught in schools
      - abstinence-only education
      - God/Jesus,God/Jesus,God/Jesus
      the list goes on.

      If you like the same old tired Republican tactics then you’ll like McCain/Palin:
      - Attack Americans who don’t agree with you to the point where you demonize them, then assure voters you have a warm heart by reminding them that you love our brave soldiers and you love God, as if voters will then forgive you for your lack of civility toward your fellow Americans.

      - Convince voters that America is in imminent physical threat and the only party who can protect them is the Republican party.

      - Avoid talking about all the huge mistakes the Republican party has made

      - Lie to voters that you will cut their taxes and reduce government spending, even though the last 8 yrs of Republican rule have done the opposite.

      You want the same old Bush/Cheney ideas of the last 8 years, vote McCain/Palin.

      If your thing is divisiveness, simplicity and intolerance, have at it.

      Me…not a big fan.

      It’s gonna be a wild 60 days – can’t wait for the “October surprise” whatever that may be from either party.

    22. SUPER DAVE on September 5th, 2008 2:20 pm

      YOYO IS A HE ? HA HA

    23. Mr. Bridge to Nowhere on September 5th, 2008 2:35 pm

      For those of you that love the lady from Alaska..maybe you should read more about her. Sorry for the copy and paste…

      For starters..the republican conservative Palin admits to smoking marijuana as a youth..though she says she did not enjoy it. (Must have been smoking to be cool. Ok..so everyone has done it..big deal right? Maybe not for those who preach from the bible)

      Palin on her public works….

      October 1996, she asked the Wasilla police chief, librarian, public works director, and finance director to resign, and she instituted a policy requiring department heads to get her approval before talking to reporters. (I wonder why?) In January 1997, Palin notified the police chief, Irl Stambaugh, and the town librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons that they were being fired. Palin said in a letter that she wanted a change because she believed the two did not fully support her administration. She rescinded the firing of the librarian, but not the police chief.

      (Lets fire those who are not 100% behind us..and won’t let us do as we please)

      Business decisions………..
      2007, the Alaska Creamery Board recommended closing Matanuska Maid Dairy, an unprofitable state-owned business. Palin objected, citing concern for dairy farmers and a recent infusion of $600,000 in state money. Palin subsequently replaced the entire membership of the Board of Agriculture and Conservation.[72] The new board reversed the decision to close the dairy. Later in 2007, the unprofitable business was put up for sale. No offers met the minimum bid of $3.35 million, and the dairy was closed. In August 2008, the Anchorage plant was purchased for $1.5 million, the new minimum bid. (Nice loss there)

      (Not on the bus? Out of a job..sounds very familiar)

      Flip Flopper…..

      2006, Ketchikan’s Gravina Island Bridge, better known outside the state as the “Bridge to Nowhere”, became an issue in the gubernatorial campaign. Palin initially expressed support for the bridge and RAN on a “build-the-bridge” platform, arguing that it was essential for local prosperity. Palin made national news when she stopped work on the bridge.Republican Mike Elerding, remarked, “She said ‘thanks but no thanks,’ but they kept the money.” Democratic Mayor Bob Weinstein also criticized Palin for using the very term ‘bridge to nowhere’ that she had said was insulting when she was in favor of the bridge.

      And now?…….

      On July 11, 2008, Palin dismissed Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan, citing performance-related issues. She then offered him an alternative position as executive director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, which he turned down. (Why would you fire someone for performace issues..then turn around and offer him another job?)
      Monegan alleged that his dismissal was retaliation for his failure to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law, Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten, who was involved in a child custody battle with Palin’s sister, Molly McCann.
      (Currently under investigation)

      Her choice for the job?
      Palin’s choice to replace Monegan, Charles M. Kopp, chief of the Kenai police department, took the position on July 11, 2008. He resigned on July 25 after it was revealed that he had received a letter of reprimand for sexual harassment in his previous position.

      (Sounds like she made another good choice here!)

      Speaking of choice…some women want their own rights..especially if they’ve been raped. I bet the tables would be turned if something like that happened to her or her family.

    24. Maggie on September 5th, 2008 3:47 pm

      Mr. Bridge.. Obama claims to be a religious man also..while attending a church that makes all kinds of racist remarks about white people. Obama too smoked marijuana, used cocaine when in high school. I am sure you did things in your early years you wouldn’t do now. I don’t in anyway see that has anything to do with 2008.

    25. Maggie on September 5th, 2008 3:58 pm

      Jobless rate jumps to five-year high of 6.1 percent in August; payrolls cut by 84,000

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of 6.1 percent in August as employers slashed 84,000 jobs, dramatic proof of the mounting damage a deeply troubled economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike.

      The Labor Department’s report, released Friday, showed the increasing toll the housing, credit and financial crises are taking on the economy.

      The report rattled Wall Street again. The Dow Jones industrial average was down about 40 points in midday trading. All the major stock indexes tumbled into bear territory Thursday as investors lost hope of a late-year recovery. With the employment situation deteriorating, there’s growing worry that consumers will recoil, throwing the economy into a tailspin later this year or early next year.

      The jobless rate jumped to 6.1 percent in August, from 5.7 percent in July. And, employers cut payrolls for the eighth month in a row. Job losses in June and July turned out to be much deeper. The economy lost a whopping 100,000 jobs in June and another 60,000 in July, according to revised figures. Previously, the government reported job losses at 51,000 in each of those months.

      So far this year, job losses totaled 605,000.

      The latest snapshot was worse than economists were forecasting. They were predicting payrolls would drop by around 75,000 in August and the jobless rate to tick up a notch, to 5.8 percent. The grim news comes as the race for the White House kicks into high gear. The economy’s troubles are Americans’ top worry.

      “With the unemployment rate over 6 percent, it is a clear warning sign that this economy is continuing to soften faster than we thought. It is a real concern,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. “Businesses have decided to hunker down. They are not hiring, and they are paring workers where they can. That is making things pretty tough out there.”

      “There is no question that the labor market is not as strong as we’d like,” said press secretary Dana Perino. “We want to see the economy return to job growth, and we understand that this is a difficult time for many Americans. We want everyone who wants to work to be able to find a job.”

      Wachovia Corp., Ford Motor Co., Tyson Foods Inc. and Alcoa Inc. were among the companies announcing job cuts in August. GMAC Financial Services this week said it would lay off 5,000 workers.

      Job losses in August were widespread, the government report showed.

      Factories cut 61,000 jobs, with housing-related manufacturers and automakers among the hardest hit. Construction firms eliminated 8,000 jobs, retailers axed 20,000 slots, professional and business services slashed 53,000 positions and leisure and hospitality got rid of 4,000. Those losses swamped employment gains in the government, education and health.

      Job losses at all private employers — not including government — came to 101,000 in August.

      The government said workers age 25 and older accounted for all the increase in unemployment in August.

      All told, the number of unemployed rose to 9.4 million in August, compared with 7.1 million a year ago. Economists predict more job losses ahead, pushing the jobless rate to 7 percent by the fall, according to some projections.

      Average hourly earning rose to $18.14 in August, a 0.4 percent increase from July. Economists were forecasting a 0.3 percent gain. Over the past year, wages have grown 3.6 percent, but paychecks aren’t stretching as far because of high food and energy prices.

      With the Fed on the sidelines, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has called for a second round of government stimulus, while his GOP rival John McCain has favored free-trade and other business measures to spur the economy. Both candidates seized on the job figures Friday to take swipes at each other.

      On this one I don’t agree with McCain. Jobs going overseas because workers will work for 1 to 3 dollars an hour with little to no benefits. Tarrif issues.. Creating new jobs is ok, but how about doing something to help workers keep the jobs they have? Job Training is ok too, but who pays the bills while you are going to school? They aren’t looking for welfare and hand outs.. They simply want to keep their jobs and make a living. How about we keep some of the millions we send overseas to help out here?

      I read not long ago American made , we had beer and prostitutes .. that was true until Belgium bought the beer(which still makes me mad).

    26. memphis on September 5th, 2008 4:01 pm

      While not a Clinton fan, I honestly thought our country would be safer with Hilary for four years than with wet-behind-the-ears Obama.

      Now, I’m so excited. What a brilliant choice Palin was!! The more I find out, the more I like her. Brilliant! She’s also someone our daughters can look up to.

      BTW, Klaas, I can’t log in to the forum. Can’t remember my password, system doesn’t recognize my ID/email addy, and it won’t let me re-register. Help! Am I banned? ;)

    27. A New Girl on September 5th, 2008 4:05 pm

      #22 – Dave- not sure of the sex of YoYo…. I probably made a mistake giving he/she any credit….leaves us all subjected to more of the lengthy summations on everything that is wrong with the “right” …lol

      It’s all good- Palin scares them all and they just hate McCain in general and have no respect for a true Veteran/War Hero. When someone is proud to be an American, a reformist, makes huge sacrifices in place of their own comfort and is a Maverick to boot—their knees start a’ knockin.

    28. Miss-Underestimated on September 5th, 2008 4:11 pm

      WE HAVE A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS THAT IS SOLEY RESPONSIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. TAXES, TAXES AND MORE TAXES, AND THE BUSINESSES ARE LEAVING.

      DID ANYONE ELSE TAKE ECONOMICS????

    29. Brad on September 5th, 2008 5:15 pm

      I love all this (from above):
      “I’m a Democrat, but I have to admit it: John McCain made a brillant choice in Sarah Palin” bla bla bla.
      Yesterday I asked a good friend of many years who is a middle class Democrat and always has been,
      “Tell me the truth Roger, are you going to be voting for Obama ?”
      Before I asked him, I said to my wife, if Roger does not answer a straigt “yes” from the hip, then it will be a great guideline on how the average middle class WHITE democrat will vote.
      How did he answer ?
      Like the above, “well John McCain made a great choice . . . “.
      Bahhhhhhh, there it is guys, like it or not, it will be the result, McCain will win, racist one could say, but when it comes right down to it your average white middle class man / woman is not going to vote for “the nig nog”.
      I to be honest wish things were different, America needs a change and I think Obama is just the change that America and the rest of the world desperately needs, but now I am convinced, its not going to happen :-(
      I just wish (and had hoped) Roger would have answered “Obama, of course, I am a Democrat through and through, there is no choice to make”.

    30. Richard on September 5th, 2008 5:28 pm

      Ms. Underestimated (#11) … I didn’t mean to assert that my comments in post #9 were correct.

      What I was getting at is, the PERCEPTION seems to be that the Democrats are better at protecting the interests of the “little guy,” while the Republicans are allied more to those in the world of high finance.

      I don’t necessarily say that this is true … the whole situation is much more complex, and frankly I don’t put much trust in anybody in the Washington power circle … but I believe that this is what most people THINK.

      So the worsening economy is likely to redound to the advantage of the Democrats. This is where McCain/Palin might be facing their toughest test.

    31. Maggie on September 5th, 2008 5:29 pm

      I took economics in college.. I did see that Car makers were at both conventions wanting a package to help them start building fuel economy cars and that Obama, McCain and Bush all favor it. My son tells me that Ford is suppose to have a new car out, don’t remember if he said this year or next that is fuel economic.

      Brie, I am not a fan of OBama either, but is it really true that Obama has a false birth certificate? I would think by now it would’ve been addressed if he didn’t. The election is 2 months away.

      Katablog, I do remember you saying McCain should pick Palin.. I do like her..

      YoYo I seriously doubt these things will decide the election..

      banning abortion even in the case of rape/incest
      - censorship over library content
      - creationism taught in schools
      - abstinence-only education
      - God/Jesus,God/Jesus,God/Jesus

      I feel like most of those are separate state issues anyway. Most would never pass anyway. Pat Robertson isn’t running and will never be in the White House. You could take your post and substitute Democrats and Obama/Biden in it.. I have seen it on both sides.

    32. Richard on September 5th, 2008 5:31 pm

      Quoth the writer in post #23:

      the republican conservative Palin admits to smoking marijuana as a youth

      Well, my Lord! Such an action has never been heard of before, to my knowledge! That certainly should be held against her … let’s go ask a paragon of the virtues, such as Sen. Ted Kennedy, about moral improprieties.

      (Huh? Who? Mary Jo Kopechne? Hey, I’m one of the KENNEDYS … besides, that’s old news.)

    33. Tina on September 5th, 2008 6:43 pm

      Sarah Palin = Karl Rove Puppet

      ______
      SM: Sorry Tina … Sarah is more popular than Rove. Oh you poor leftist Democrats not knowing what to do as the Republicans have a secret weapon and her name is Sarah.

      Its too bad that your boy of change did not have the guts to actually put one on his ticket. The Dems will rue the day and Obama proved to be a candidate who was afraid to pull the trigger.
      R

    34. Maggie on September 5th, 2008 7:13 pm

      Wanna see the candidates of this year’s ideas on things.. Scroll down this page , you can find all their names…and what they think about the issues..

      http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Drugs.htm

    35. Miss-Underestimated on September 5th, 2008 9:37 pm

      Maggie,
      I also have a family who is an employee of Ford that told me the car that Ford is introducing here in the US has been used in Europe for some time already.

      I have a question for those who have access to Congressional documents. Has Bush vetoed any bills that the Majority Democratic Congress had sponsored to promote growth for American businesses? Alot of people seem to gloss over the fact that Congress (which happens to be a majority Democratic) is the branch of government that legislates. They make and pass the bills. That being said, we all know that Congress is soley responsible for the economic status of our country.
      Most of us got a little of our tax money back, thanks to GW Bush, and if some care to recall, Congress did not want us to have that. I know of very few people who did not take and spend that money. Congress esp this congress has the smell of Socialist Democrats. But the basis of this country was not built by our forefathers to be under the reign of socialism. It was to be a country beholden to the Constitution, a democracy.

      McCain/Palin have battled with their own party, that is where the differnce is. I shot out of my chair when McCain stated the bold and bare truth. The Republican party let the Republican citizens down and he wants to rebuild that trust, that is so true, the Republican party left Newt Gingrich out to dry after the “contract with America” much like Ronald Reagan stated that he did not leave the Democratic party, they left him. Also lets not forget Joe Liberman whose party deserted him too. These are people with enuff intergrity to stand alone, stand away from the party for what is right, not what is needed for the party.

      Wooo Hooo McCain/Palin and let’s find a position for Joe Liberman too.

    36. atlmetroguy on September 6th, 2008 6:30 am

      I’m just wondering how the left/democrats can actually vote for a racist/socialist for president of our country? I mean really…have none of you taken any time at all to truly research the issues and understand what is happening in our country? Have to you taken any time to truly understand what Obama would do to this country?

      For years now I have listened to this shrill anti-Republican hate talk from the left. What has the Democratically controlled Congress done for this country? Not one damn thing, not one!!

      The beauty of America is that you are guaranteed an opportunity to succeed not owed a government hand out paid for by people like me. I prefer to keep my money in my pocket and not paying for the socilist policies of Obama-Biden.

      McCain-Palin 08

    37. A New Girl on September 6th, 2008 8:21 am

      #36- While you are 100% on point with your post- to the bleeding heart liberals that come on this blog to rant …these words fall upon deaf ears. We’ve been at it with them for the longest time—but they just don’t “get it.” Not just what you articulate either, but they can’t even grasp what you posted to begin with.

      #29- Brad—-Speaking of those who don’t want to hear it—my wish is that they will read, and RE-READ again your post!!

      You posted it in a nut shell…I’ve been hearing the same thing from MANY of the liberal minded Dems here in Mass—they’ve also been saying(consistently) that while they want a change, their FEAR with Obama is his LACK OF EXPERIENCE. You are 100% correct- even the most hard core of Dems are now ADDING to that…”what a great choice McCain made” in his VP pick with Sara Palin!! So, those are 2 important factors which have now made many abandon ship. Many from all sides are commenting that McCain had the guts to do it, which Obama clearly lacked from bypassing HRC. There you have it. Brad’s post echoes the real truth and will very much play into this election.

      Other comments I am hearing from DEM/REP/IND:

      “She sold the AK State Plane on E-Bay?”

      “She fought corruption and takes no crap!”

      “She’s a reformist-not afraid to make change”

      “She’s no-nonsense…she doesn’t fit in with the Good ‘Ol Boys…”

      “She can field-dress a Caribou????”

      Men are in AWE. Yes, Men. And women respect her family values & hard work ethic. The Dem’s can back off on her experience as well. She has more experience than Obama, and it’s executive and proves she can manage everything from soup to nuts. Obama went with the safe choice in Biden to make up for what he was lacking. McCain has taken a bit of a gamble…and so far his choice has been complimentary and only ADDS to his ticket.

    38. Murph on September 6th, 2008 8:27 am

      Hillary is pissed, what about me me me !!

    39. Maggie on September 6th, 2008 2:07 pm

      We will probably hear how Obama stole the election from Hillary for umpteen years to come.. Some are still saying Bush stole it from Gore..

      ty MissU.. That is probably what he was talking about coming here from Europe..The Ford Ka looks nice, it’s been redone I think 2009 Ford Ka.., but not sold here either He also said Chevy has a car called the Volt coming out in 2010..well that’s the date they are aiming for. I had told him they need to come up with some cars to compete and he said they are working on it. He has been trying to educate me about the auto industry.. He also does the treasury part of it taxes etc.. Knew a little about cars from driving them, but it’s been interesting to learn all that goes on not only with the auto industry, but the union too. I went to the Corvette Plant and Museum in Ky.. Went on a rally last fall in southern Indiana on the banks of the Ohio..They had a big dinner, some political speakers, a band .. it was at a hotel -riverboat casino. Afterwards if you wanted you could go to the casino.. I’m not much of a gambler. Was laughing because the place was so packed and people looked like robots attached to machines.. Could’ve yelled fire, it wouldn’t have phased them. Have to take a pry bar to get them away from the machines. Elbowing each other to get to machines.. I lost 20 and said that was it for me. Best thing was the big hall with glass windows and lots of famous people’s guitars signed behind them. Beautiful place.. His father and I went to some of the Christmas parties, met a lot of the workers..some really nice people.. Went to some concerts with some of them since and to my house for cookouts, vice versa. Went to Black Lake, Michigan , where the UAW has the Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center.. beautiful place. Guy working at the lodge told me Lucy and Desi honeymooned there. Last year I got in to see Bill Clinton speak.. just to say I have.. Couldn’t believe how skinny he is in person.He was surrounded by bodyguards. I voted for him the first time…the second time no way..had enough drama..lol He is Detroit since yesterday for 6 days for meetings.. He said they got to town and police had blocks up in places and they couldn’t figure out what was going on.. McCain and his group were in town lol.. Someone told them that they were staying at the Renaissance Hotel where they are staying.

      Obama and Evan Bayh was in Indiana today. They wanted to go see him, but had to go to Detroit. Found it odd noone in the Indianapolis stations carried his appearance live or anything. After all he is the Presidential candidate.

      Someday I will see the Henry Ford Museum.. I think the car Kennedy was shot in, is there..

      I truly do hope they give them the package to help out the auto companies.

    40. TnerapsnarT on September 8th, 2008 1:16 am

      I don’t think Obama will be president in 2008. Two different hospitals in Hawaii claim his “birth”. Also, he has Kenyan (automatic through his biological father) and Indonesian (through his adopted father) citizenship. He has denounced neither of them and never officially established citizenship in the USA. At twenty years old while traveling abroad, his passport listed him as an Indonesian citizen. You can’t have dual citizenship and be the president in the USA. Phillip Berg filed lawsuit on behalf of the DNC (YES!!! The Democratic National Convention) against Obama, and Obama was served the papers on September 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm. It’s all over the internet. Seems he wasn’t legit to be Senator either. Talk about reaping his own karma after beating out someone else based on technicalities he raised regarding signatures on petitions. His refusal to give up his original birth certificate is causing him problems. The ones he has presented are forged and proven so by different experts. The fact that he didn’t hand it over willingly in the first place should make everyone suspicious. Lets face it, if you or I (assuming you were born in the USA)were accused of not being a citizen, we would shove that b/c right in the accusers face without hesitation. He has been hedging on this issue for quite some time and you have to be just a little curious as to why. There will be a big backlash against the DNC because they did not investigate the allegations which have been out there for some time. It will also set standards in the future so that this doesn’t happen again. He also lied on his bar application. One is instructed to list ALL alias. He listed NONE. That is grounds for becoming disbarred. Looks like Hillary will be in the spotlight after all. Now THAT will be interesting.

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    42. Nora on October 3rd, 2008 12:32 am

      Ok, did you guys watch the VP debate? Probably on a Fox affiliate I assume, yes???? No matter because no doubt by now you have realized your balloon has been deflated. What balloon you might ask – the one carrying the Sara Palin banner. You Betcha!
      Poor woman – and I’m one but she needs to stay at home and govern what she can manage. Hmm lets see what is it that she can govern as she so eloquently continued to mention – a state who’s population is a mere 670, 053! (Yeah that qualifies here to help govern an entire country!) Let’s go further what her state government looks like: it’s comprised of 40 House of Representatives and 20 Senators. That’s it! And you guys say she’s ready – forgive me but liberal, democrat, or republican – doesn’t matter – that’s a scary thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Scary Sara is right! Go home to your moose and six or seven or however many kids she’s got!
      ____________
      SM: Here is where PDS comes into play. You lose people when you cannot even be human to start an opinion. What difference would it make what network one watched the debate on? It was a news camera feed to all the outlets with a chosen moderator. So you are out to lunch with your first comment.

      Secondly … you have once again shown PDS in that you think the balloon is deflated. Sarah Palin lit up America last night as she spoke to them as an American, not a politician. Independent focus groups across America thought she won the debate and did a tremendous job. Personally, she did a better job than McCain did in his first debate. You may want to put the Kool-Aide down and grab a coffee instead. It was not Palin who got her feathers ruffled last night at times during the debate, that would have been Biden.

      So you think a Governor of a State cant manage a country, eh? Maybe then you would like to explain why America usually picks governors to be President? Hmm? GWB, Bill Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Coolidge, Wilson, Van Buren, Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Hayes, McKinley, Polk, Andrew Johnson, Jefferson, Monroe and Tyler to name a few.

      Nora … I think I am sensing a trend, what do you think?
      R

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