Shame on Obama & His Complicit Lame Stream Media … Socialist = Black … No, Media = OBAMA BIAS!



I would ask a simple question, who really are the racists? Those that would blame everything on race and that color is the reason for everything, or those that would simply call socialism for what is truly is? Since when has socialism been defined by color? Are we to believe that there have never been any white socialists? I guess when we called John Kerry and John Edwards socialist we were being racist as well. Who knew when we called Hillary Healthcare and nationalized healthcare socialism we were racists?

Socialism is not code for black; however,“spread the wealth” is code for socialism.

Now you are a racist if you call Barack Obama and his “spread the wealth” economic plans a socialist. According to the “Lame Stream Media” using the term socialist is code for “black”. Unbelievable. Socialism and a socialist is just what it states … socialism. To what extent and how far in the tank will the media go to do everything they can to put Obama in the White House. Objectivity in the media is dead. Get used to this “We the People” if Obama is elected … there will be no media to question anything Obama does, for if you do … you are a racist.

The “socialist” label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots.

J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972, used the term liberally to describe African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality.

Those freedom fighters included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement; W.E.B. Du Bois, who in 1909 helped found the NAACP which is still the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization; Paul Robeson, a famous singer, actor and political activist who in the 1930s became involved in national and international movements for better labor relations, peace and racial justice; and A. Philip Randolph, who founded and was the longtime head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and a leading advocate for civil rights for African Americans.

The Gateway Pundit: Paper Says “Socialist” Label Is Code Word For “Black”

W. E. B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson, were linked to the communist party. But, it was not their blackness that made them socialists, it was their warped thinking.

Jules Crittenden: Etymoronology

Anyway, I’m going to have to call “Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist” code words for “moron.” It’s beyond moronic. To paraphrase MLK Jr, it’s tragic that, at this late date, we cannot judge a man by the content of his political utterances without being accused of talking about the color of his skin.

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    49 Responses to “Shame on Obama & His Complicit Lame Stream Media … Socialist = Black … No, Media = OBAMA BIAS!”

    1. ANewGirl on October 22nd, 2008 11:35 am

      Holy Guacamole! Don’t tell me—THE RACE CARD is being used YET AGAIN?????????????????????

      Sooooooo sick of it. Hold on a second, I have to go turn my BS meter off…it’s going beserk!~




      Do not FALL for this. Do not STAND for this. When you show up at the polls Nov. 4th- even if you don’t love the man- you HAVE to VOTE FOR JOHN McCAIN. If he does not win this election—you read it on this website first! We are doomed.

      America will see slowly as the glow wears off with the myth of THE CHOSEN ONE- THAT AMERICA HAS ENDED UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE AS THEY SAY….Recession? Pfffffff. Try FULL BLOWN DEPRESSION AGAIN!

      Please, I beg of you! Pay attention—don’t fall for the smoke and mirrors and the “CHANGE” rhetoric. The only changes in our lives we will see will not be welcome ones.

      ***McCain/Palin ’08**

    2. Alesia on October 22nd, 2008 12:11 pm

      And shame on McCain:
      UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – John McCain’s U.S. presidential election campaign has solicited a financial contribution from an unlikely source — Russia’s U.N. envoy — but a McCain spokesman said on Monday it was a mistake.

      In the letter, McCain urged Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, to contribute anywhere from $35 to $5,000 to help ensure McCain’s victory over Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, currently ahead in voter preference polls.

      “If I have the honor of continuing to serve you, I make you this promise: We will always put America — her strength, her ideals, her future — before every other consideration,” McCain assured Churkin.

      Moscow’s mission to the United Nations issued a terse statement on the Republican presidential candidate’s letter, saying that the Russian government and its officials “do not finance political activity in foreign countries.”

      A spokesman for McCain, a long-time critic of Russia, had a simple explanation for the fundraising letter’s arrival at the Russian mission in New York: “It was an error in the mailing list.” Ohh thats a likely explanation, I just accidentially mailed a request for money to Russia! hah hah hah hah

    3. SUPER DAVE on October 22nd, 2008 12:13 pm

      so if this is what they want, call it black !! that’s what it is reason to beat around the bush. it’s easy to see what he has in store for our country.
      all the blacks think that barry is going to just hand them over money as soon as he gets into office. they can’t look past the color to see the real plan. they are going to be in the same shape as they are in now, except a lot deeper !!

    4. MBS on October 22nd, 2008 12:25 pm

      If Obama is elected, look for any criticism of his presidency to be labeled as racist. You think we have political correctness now, just wait. It scares me to think about it.

    5. SUPER DAVE on October 22nd, 2008 12:26 pm

      #2: shame on you and barry too ! he has already raped the demopcratic party for millions to pay for his personal parties, expenses and the latest : democrats are now paying whores to go out and offer sex for votes for barry.when he turns on you, there will be no mercy.

    6. scott on October 22nd, 2008 12:30 pm

      alesia you twitbag – you can’t accept donations from foreign countries so it’s pretty explainable that it could indeed be a mistake in the mailing. It says a lot about your intelligence to use something so minimal and inconsequential to try and retailiate against the growing reality of how Obama and his campaign are using the race card. It’s typical though.

    7. nurturer on October 22nd, 2008 12:31 pm

      This labeling a person a racist is again, the tired old tactic of the left to put the opponent on the defensive to where they say, “I am not a racist.” And in saying that, feel obligated in proving it. Thereby, fulfilling the goal of the left – Putting the opposition on the defensive and deflecting or changing the topic. In other words, change the topic away from Obama’s lack of experience, guts, and patriotic resolve and focusing it on the opposition. Yawnnnnnnn.

      By the way, ANewGirl – Thank you for the compliment.

    8. caesu on October 22nd, 2008 1:10 pm

      McCain wants to spread the wealth upwards.
      hoping it will trickle down.
      but that hasn’t worked because of greed.

      calling Obama a socialist is ridiculous.
      but i guess it plays well with some ignorant, prejudiced – looking for something to cover up other motives.

      only thing he does is bring the tax rates back to where the were during the Clinton years.
      not increase them for who earns less than $250k.

      and to remind you, the Republican party is the party of big spending – not the Democrats.

      those angry crowds who shout ‘socialist’ in a mad rage. don’t seem very educated.
      irony is that they are likely to benefit the most from a Obama presidency.
      but this is always what the Republicans do.
      try to win votes by playing into the fears of the ignorant.
      and after the elections screw them and spread the wealth to the elite.
      it’s mind boggling really.

    9. nurturer on October 22nd, 2008 1:28 pm

      #8 – Socialism: ‘An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are controlled substantially by the government rather than by private enterprise, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity.’

      Caesu, Get in the game!

    10. Justmy2cents on October 22nd, 2008 2:20 pm

      Caesu, I hear you. My mind is blown by what people believe. It really shows a lack of something when we bite off the nose to spite the face. It’s 3% we are talking about and yeah we have the 2nd highest Corporate tax rate, but we also have the 1st in Corporate tax write offs. But…maybe some here know the truth and choose to mislead? I can play both sides, it gets tiresome.

      As to the Racism, this journalist above is a joke. Paper in Kansas City I believe, and a well known racist himself. The actual article is in the link below it’s now making the rounds to the likes of Nat’l Review and such. The above appears to be sm’s slant on it. So now we know there are racists on both sides go figure.

    11. rightknight on October 22nd, 2008 2:31 pm

      Intelligent, informed, reasonable folks know what a
      socialist is and therefore will select McCain; the remainder of
      ignorant, prejudiced, looking for something to cover up folks will
      automatically vote for his competitor. Barry is a smooth enough
      talker to sell floor furnaces in Hell, BTW.

    12. Alesia on October 22nd, 2008 5:15 pm

      Ohh Scott, I’m insulted Hah,Hah. News flash I don’t take into consideration what you think. Someone of your obvious intelligence to resort to immature name calling and not be able to communicate in a proper way even in politics ( I see why your republican) explains why your comments are barely worth answering ( but I have a moment to waste). As far as the race card that goes both ways I’ve heard more than a few beligerent people call Senator Obama very racists names. I know there are going to be people that vote for McCain simply because Obama is racially mixed. So I wouldn’t be throwing the race card around. And don’t get me started just on McCains pick for VP alone is pathetic. “Breath of fresh air”? Yeah right into Gov. Palins right ear and out the left.

    13. Alesia on October 22nd, 2008 5:27 pm

      Old conventional political wisdom dictates that vice presidential picks don’t change the outcome of a race. When Sarah Palin received larger fanfare than John McCain a month ago, the pundits cautioned, “people vote for President, not for Vice President.”

      Well, vice presidential candidates may not win elections, but this year it’s looking increasingly likely that Sarah Palin may help lose one.

      In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last night, the number one concern about McCain was Palin’s perceived lack of qualifications.

      Today Show/NBC News graphic

      This morning, NBC’s Political Director Chuck Todd explained McCain’s “Palin problem”:

      “Speaking of Palin, her numbers have plummeted in our poll. For the first time, she has a net-negative fav/unfav rating (38%-47%), the only principal [candidate] to carry that distinction. What’s more, 55% think she’s unqualified to serve as president if the need arises, which is a troublesome number given McCain’s age. (Have worries about McCain’s age risen because of Palin? Seems to be the case).”

      This is funny but it won’t be if she is elected but I can always laugh at the people that voted for them.

    14. Maggie on October 22nd, 2008 5:29 pm

      And Idiot is code word for idiot..or Mainstream media.. We are suppose to celebrate Obama winning..Well , who here lives like the media?

    15. dennisintn on October 22nd, 2008 5:38 pm

      #3, the addresses used for mailings like that are computer generated and probably not perused for errors. russia would like nothing more than helping obama win this election, along with every terrorist group and rogue nation with bad intentions towards weaker countries that america would help defend under normal circumstances.

    16. dfelton on October 22nd, 2008 5:45 pm

      Please vote for Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.

      Why vote for McCain? He voted for the bailout, just like Obama. And both McCain and Obama voted for US government investment in big commercial banks, which is socialist, Socialism, maybe even Communism. Why not send a message to both parties that it is time to vote on principles? Why not? YES, we should!

      Only Bob Barr is moral enough and conservative enough to deal with the issue of housing, Wall Street, and the rest of the current mess. He has not taken a cent from Fannie or Freddie or from any of the Wall Street firms that profit from the bailout. And Bob Barr has the support of Rep. Ron Paul, who did so well in the Republican primary debates.

      Here’s Bob’s Web site:

    17. dennisintn on October 22nd, 2008 5:57 pm

      all these corporations and especially the horrible oil companies that obama wants to tax to death are actually mostly owned by the i.r.a.’s and pension plans that we own and are part of. every dollar of taxes that obama drones on about draining from them is another dollar that the corps. can’t pay in dividends to the stockholders, namely i.r.a. owners and pension plan members. what’s so hard to understand that he’s robbing your future by buying your vote with your own money you intended to retire on? this is as stupid as pelosi and reid wasting the last two years stonewalling the attempts to repeal the offshore drilling laws and not opening easily drilled oil leases where the cheapest oil can be found in the name of saving our environment. just wait till you see what a combination of obama, pelosi, and reid will do to the economy of the u.s. within 6 months. that’s if obama doesn’t surrender us to some terrorist organization or russia or china. hell, north korea could probably take us over if obama’s elected. obama is the empty suit with a great speech making ability and no deeper understanding of any subject any deeper than the sound bites he uses. he proves his great ability to lie and get away with it every day, and his supporters are like lemmings running towards the sea. honest and straight talking people like mccain and palin don’t really stand a chance against him and the “lame mass media”(i really like that) that twists every thing mccain and palin say.

    18. ANewGirl on October 22nd, 2008 6:28 pm

      Nurturer: You are most welcome. While you stay steady and calm and eloquently and succintly attempt to post your words of wisdom on this sight—I’m afraid some of the trolls on here just will never get it.

      #2 & 12 Alesia:

      I have a question for you. In regards to your comment about how McCain’s VP pick in Sarah Palin is “pathetic”….care to explain why you believe this? I don’t want to hear about her outfits, her pregnant daughter or her Ex-Brother in Law whom lost his job either—-give me something tangible.

      While I may not love everything about Ms. Palin- may I say as a registered Independent- I am still impressed with this woman’s career and accomplishments. She is one smart and resourceful lady. So- she automatically commands my respect since running an entire State is no easy task. As far as her personal choices-I don’t agree with all of them but let me also say this. Any woman who concieves a child knowing they will be born with a major birth defect (DS) and decides to love and keep that child like any other…again! — I have nothing but respect for her. I am Pro-Choice, but I respect the rights of others as it is a very personal choice for any Mother or both parents. Why just about ANY female in the United States could garner all this hatred for Ms. Palin is beyond me—I believe many of us stand in awe of her. Also, assuming you are a Democrat—what about those 18 million cracks on the glass ceiling that HRC left behind. Do you dare try and tell me that Obama made the smart choice by completely BYPASSING Hillary and not giving her the VP nod? Love her or hate her—there is absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind that Clinton would have made a good President and just as good VP….too bad what came along with her was the hubby Bill. Again, please answer if you could how in the world any female thinks that BARRACK OBAMA is an advocate for Equal Rights? To me, his choice to diss Hillary Clinton screams that he wants TOTAL control and would not even consider a female with as much experience as Clinton to be his running mate.

      Forget the race card tonight, Alesia—-time and time again many Monkeys on this site have reiterated that RACE is not an issue with us. Rather- the media seems to adore the topic and insists on throwing it into the fray unnecesarily.

      ***McCain/Palin ’08***

    19. Fox Fire on October 22nd, 2008 6:50 pm

      I’m sorry… I don’t get it!

      Are you saying that J. Edgar Hoover was a hero?


      And, Please, Super Dave…

      The question is NOT for you.




    20. Maggie on October 22nd, 2008 6:54 pm

      but this is always what the Republicans do.
      try to win votes by playing into the fears of the ignorant.
      and after the elections screw them and spread the wealth to the elite.
      it’s mind boggling really.

      Once again back to Obama… We have ads running here saying John McCain wants to take away your social security..(big lie). and ads about John McCain closed a factory(big lie)and ads trying to scare Hispanics …Obama ads.. and that sure isn’t fear or are they trying to scare those ignorant seniors, ignorant Hispanics or ignorant factory workers by Obama? Nice to know you think these groups are ignorant..not well informed about elections…ignorant I think not.

      You must be one of those waiting to get someone else’s sound bitter.. and as far as spreading wealth among the elite.. Check out the top 3 recipients of money from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.. Chris Dodd ..number 1,,,, Barack Obama number 2 and John Kerry number 3.. Any bills from these people introduced or did they sign on to regulate these companies? sounds like they were top of the elite receiving the wealth.

    21. MBS on October 22nd, 2008 6:56 pm

      I think what bothers me most about this campaign is the total lack of accuracy and fairness in the media. There seems to be absolutely no desire in the main stream media to take a critical look at anything to do with Obama.

      Maybe I’m naive, but I’ve always believed that the media were the watchdogs of our government. I know many people trash the press, but I’ve always truly believed that the freedom of the press is a fundamental right of a free people, and that a free press can expose corruption in a way that nothing else can do. I’ve always believed that in our country, no one could get away with anything, because the press, no matter how much we malign them, were always watching, to expose everything and anything. I’ve always seen the press as an equal opportunity exposer of corruption.

      A free press plays an indispensable role in imposing checks on the government. But it does so only when it is adversarial, not when it uncritically recites one viewpoint, as the main stream media seems to be doing now. The press serves as a check on abuses of power only when it sees itself as something more than a microphone for the one side to use to amplify its statements. Currently, most of the press in this country seems to see itself as a microphone for Obama. This editorial in the Kansas City Star is just the most egregious example. I just don’t understand it, and I fear for the future of our system of government. And our system, with all its faults, is still the best system in the world. I hope and pray it stays that way. Thank God we have the internet, and alternatives to the main stream media.

      I’m not really very political, and I’ve always been a moderate. I’ve frequently voted for Democrats as well as Republicans, but this is the first time I’ve really been afraid of the outcome of an election. If Obama is elected, I’m not sure critical, conservative blogs like this will survive. First they will go after talk radio, with the Fairness Doctrine (which is anything but fair), then the internet. I’m not sure there will be any “watchdogs” of the press, and I fear for the survival of our system of government and our way of life. I’m not talking about jobs or money or anything like that. I’m talking about the freedom to speak our minds. I hope I’m wrong.

    22. ANewGirl on October 22nd, 2008 7:32 pm

      #21- MBS- I truly hope you are wrong on that also. Good points to ponder…truly scary if you really think about it.

    23. Fox Fire on October 22nd, 2008 7:47 pm


      Don’t you think it was a blunder for McCain to use Joe, the Plumber, as a weapon against Obama?

      The next day, Joe was being interviewed by the press and the things that came out of his mouth! He doesn’t believe in Social Security and doesn’t think that it should be withheld from his check? I’m no political adviser, but, you didn’t have to look deep into that, pretend, plumber’s eyes to see that he was a fake.

      Why didn’t McCain check him out before using him as an endorsement? I’m sure it’s a ‘Hollywood’ moment he would, just as soon, forget!

      Funny, REALLY!


      But, if Obama’s complacency is such a threat to Israel, as well as other allies, why would an industry that is owned and controlled by Jews be unfair in their coverage of the election and the polls? Why would they give him a leg up?

      I want to believe everything you say, but some things don’t make any sense.

    24. dennisintn on October 22nd, 2008 7:59 pm

      mb, i think you’re right.

    25. super dave on October 22nd, 2008 8:10 pm

      #21: barry has paid millions of dollars for votes and media time and on the radio this morning, paid whores offering sex for obama votes.
      i guess lying, stealing, cheating comes natural to him. read some of the blogs on obama, book of revelation, and the anti christ. very interesting points. especially about the anti christ coming out of nowhere riding a white mare (his mother) who has had 6 muslim husbands. also is said to come out of a white mother and a black father ?
      just saying it really puts this election into perspective, him wanting to talk to terrorists. i could go on and on but see for yourselves.

    26. CC on October 22nd, 2008 8:11 pm

      Fire Fox
      Go get them girl

    27. super dave on October 22nd, 2008 8:14 pm

      she still doesn’t understand ??

    28. Maggie on October 22nd, 2008 8:25 pm

      A recent ad I’m the Joe the Plumber.. btw Joe is a plumber with a dream to one day own a plumbing business.. Why attack him because he simply asked Obama a simple question about his tax plan? There are many Joe the Plumbers in the USA.. Send out the lawyers and crew to investigate everyone who asks him a question , when the person don’t like his answer? Joe is entitled to his opinions. BTW now many are showing up in the audience as Mary the Teacher..etc…because they relate to Joe the Plumber. Now going through his background to see if he once had sex before he was married.. We aren’t to question Obama’s background, but it’s ok to go through Joe the plumber’s background?

    29. Kay Zee Ess on October 22nd, 2008 8:39 pm

      The finest example of “socialism” I find right now is the windfall profit tax that Gov Palin speaks of where the good citizens of Alaska get a nice fat check, spreading the wealth if you will, off the profits of legitimate companies(oil)whos only crime seems to be being successful in their capitalist venture.

      Pretty cool, though, and hopefully they will “spread the wealth” across the lower 48 should they(Sen McCain and Gov Palin) actually win the race.

    30. MBS on October 22nd, 2008 8:47 pm

      I did a google search on “obama creeps me out” (because he does) and found the following. I’m glad I’m not the only one:

      “It creeps me out that the press seems hypnotized by this guy. Grown men and women blubbering like babes when talking about how exciting he is, how mesmerizing he is when he speaks. It’s as if “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” has come to life and the pods have been placed in every newsroom in America. It isn’t just Crissy Mathews and MSNBC. It’s news anchors at CNN, reporters for Time and Newsweek, editorial writers at WaPo and the New York Times. Big media is in the tank for this guy in a big way. They have thrown off all semblance of fairness (never mind objectivity) and just don’t care that people know they are in Obama’s corner. They can’t be shamed into changing. They evidently won’t be deflected from doing their best to elect Obama.

      This kind of thing causes the hairs on the back of my neck to prick up – like walking through a graveyard at midnight. It is just plain creepy – no other word for it.”

    31. Fox Fire on October 22nd, 2008 9:11 pm


      Enough said.


      SUPER Dave:

      I can’t believe it!

      Now, you’ve resorted to MIS-quoting the Bible?!?


      Banana Barf II!


    32. Fox Fire on October 22nd, 2008 9:38 pm

      Kay Zee:

      Maybe that was why Sarah risked her pregnancy to make sure she got on that flight from Houston to Anchorage, even though her water broke.


      When I was there, you had to be from Alaska to get work on the pipeline. There was a big ‘to do’ about it because half of the people working on the line were uneducated and the engineers were having a fit. People would get hired on, work a week and spend the next month in the bars, giving their money away to strippers. Then, they’d go back; get hired again and do the same thing. It was a mess! Couldn’t WAIT to get out of there!

      They, also, did a huge ‘homesteading’ program where, if you were a citizen, you could get 20 acres free. All you had to do was mark off the land you wanted, file papers proving your citizenship, and it was yours. I believe they did that in the mid-eighties.

    33. Maggie on October 22nd, 2008 9:38 pm

      That is like Andrea Mitchell and others commenting on what they spent on Sarah Palin’s clothes…like 150 thousand and yet it came out today that Obama has spent 21 million on polling.. and they don’t mention that.. Sexism at it’s best.

    34. atlmetroguy on October 22nd, 2008 9:45 pm

      Like many of us Americans with the privilege of living in the greatest and most successful country in the world, I often think about our future. I admit I am getting older and I think about these kinds of things.

      As we approach what I, and, I think many others consider to be one of the most crucial presidential elections in modern history I would like you to ponder this on election day:

      Which candidate has spent his life serving his country in some way?

      Which candidate has spent his life serving himself?

      You answer the question in your own heart and your own mind and you do what you think is best with your vote.



    35. Richard on October 22nd, 2008 9:48 pm

      I believe that the price of a barrel of oil on the futures market closed at about $66 today on the Nymex.

      That’s LESS THAN HALF what it was at its peak of $140 this summer.

      If Big Oil ruled the markets as the conspiracy theorists like to think, surely it could have … surely it WOULD have … prevented this plunge.

      But, as usual, the Democrats are fighting the last war … using the deceptive tactics that have always worked well for them.

      (Of course, with winter nigh and with OPEC meeting soon, nobody knows where the price of oil will be in a month or so. But apparently it went up on expectations of supply limitations … and now is plunging on the belief that the recession will curb economic activity.)

      The market always overreacts.

    36. Richard on October 22nd, 2008 9:56 pm

      When you read about Obama having slews of money left at the end of the race to lavish on TV ads (and does anyone think that TV ads educate anybody about anything?), just remember …

      McCain decided to stick with public funding, thus limiting what he could spend.

      Obama decided to spurn public financing and make use of the automatic Democratic allies of Hollywood, the unions, and the education lobbies.

      Who displayed more fiscal restraint? (I admit my bias that ANY money spent on TV ads is a travesty.)

      Then judge who you think will show more fiscal restraint in the White House.

    37. Alesia on October 22nd, 2008 10:05 pm

      A New Girl, I’m pleased to answer your polite question, I am very concerned with Gov. Palin, just to get McCain out of the way I commend him on military experience and endurance (although I read he made a few mistakes during his service) anyone who fights to protect this country has my commendation although I think he could sufficiently run the country for four years . I don’t think he would run it better than Barack. That being said I think he made a mistake on Palin, I think he purposely chose a woman for Hillary votes, I think she is very uninformed on not only US views buts but world views. For instance she could not name one single newspaper in the US that she stayed informed with. I was born and raised in a very rural town and I can name several famous US publications, USA Today, New York Times, something. She said “All of them”. Even if she had to name one she didn’t read it would have been better than no answer. She is very ill-informed and lacking in not only politics but communication in general. Watch her interviews with Katie Couric, its not good. I am pro woman on everything but I cannot justify maybe having her as a president. I don’t agree with her on abortion I don’t think a girl be it pre-teen or teen should be forced to have a baby due to rape or incest at all in any fashion. She couldn’t even name a supreme court ruling she disagreed with besides Roe vs. Wade, she actually didn’t know one. Thats not good. I don’t agree that she used her position to fire her brother-in-law, even though I would want to in her position,thats not what the government is supposed to be in this country. Government is supposed to be impartial then you get into the legal system for that (although very flawed) we need to fix things like that. I don’t want my gov. to screw me over. Do you? I think she comes off as uneducated and hick to be honest, and I’m from the country ! Its not good for business period. The bridge ohh my lord thats a mess she was for it before she was against it. She put down the earmarks in congress yet McCain always praises earmarks,what retoreck. She said the bailout is to help healthcare reform, come on that money is not going to help anyone who needs healthcare. She has no clue what goes to what, how am I supposed to support someone of that caliber muchless the person who nominated her as VP. With all due respect you watch all her interviews and debate and her boogy down on SNL and tell me why you want her to be on the winning ticket. Because frankly it escapes me why anyone would.

    38. Richard on October 22nd, 2008 10:15 pm

      Talk about polls … this one apparently just came out (Wednesday evening), and it says two things of great interest:

      1. The race is virtually a tie, with McCain having gained support in several surprising areas after the third debate.

      2. The number of undecided voters is still easily big enough to swing things either way.

      AP presidential poll: Race tightens in final weeks
      Associated Press

      WASHINGTON – The presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch.

      The poll, which found Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent, supports what some Republicans and Democrats privately have said in recent days: that the race narrowed after the third debate as GOP-leaning voters drifted home to their party and McCain’s “Joe the plumber” analogy struck a chord.

      Three weeks ago, an AP-GfK survey found that Obama had surged to a seven-point lead over McCain, lifted by voters who thought the Democrat was better suited to lead the nation through its sudden economic crisis.

      The contest is still volatile, and the split among voters is apparent less than two weeks before Election Day.

      “I trust McCain more, and I do feel that he has more experience in government than Obama. I don’t think Obama has been around long enough,” said Angela Decker, 44, of La Porte, Ind.

      But Karen Judd, 58, of Middleton, Wis., said, “Obama certainly has sufficient qualifications.” She said any positive feelings about McCain evaporated with “the outright lying” in TV ads and his choice of running mate Sarah Palin, who “doesn’t have the correct skills.”

      The new AP-GfK head-to-head result is a departure from some, but not all, recent national polls.

      Obama and McCain were essentially tied among likely voters in the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll, conducted by Republican strategist Ed Goeas and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. In other surveys focusing on likely voters, a Washington Post-ABC News poll and a Wall Street Journal-NBC News survey have Obama up by 11 points, and a poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center has him leading by 14.

      Polls are snapshots of highly fluid campaigns. In this case, there is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; that means Obama could be ahead by as many as 8 points or down by as many as 6. There are many reasons why polls differ, including methods of estimating likely voters and the wording of questions.

      Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin political science professor and polling authority, said variation between polls occurs, in part, because pollsters interview random samples of people.

      “If they all agree, somebody would be doing something terribly wrong,” he said of polls. But he also said that surveys generally fall within a few points of each other, adding, “When you get much beyond that, there’s something to explain.”

      The AP-GfK survey included interviews with a nationally representative random sample totaling 1,101 adults, including 931 registered voters and 800 adults deemed likely to vote. For the entire sample, the survey showed Obama ahead 47 percent to 37 percent. He was up by five points among all registered voters, including the likely voters.

      A significant number of the interviews were conducted by dialing a randomly selected sample of cell phone numbers, and thus this poll had a chance to reach voters who were excluded from some other polls.

      It was taken over five days from Thursday through Monday, starting the night after the candidates’ final debate and ending the day after former Secretary of State Colin Powell broke with the Republican Party to endorse Obama.

      McCain’s strong showing is partly attributable to his strong debate performance; Thursday was his best night of the survey. Obama’s best night was Sunday, hours after the Powell announcement, and the full impact of that endorsement may not have been captured in any surveys yet. Future polling could show whether either of those was merely a support “bounce” or something more lasting.

      During their final debate, a feisty McCain repeatedly forced Obama to defend his record, comments and associations. He also used the story of a voter whom the Democrat had met in Ohio, “Joe the Plumber,” to argue that Obama’s tax plan would be bad for working class voters.

      “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” Obama told the man with the last name of Wurzelbacher, who had asked Obama whether his plan to increase taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year would impede his ability to buy the plumbing company where he works.

      On Wednesday, McCain’s campaign unveiled a new TV ad that features that Obama quote, and shows different people saying: “I’m Joe the Plumber.” A man asks: “Obama wants my sweat to pay for his trillion dollars in new spending?”

      Since McCain has seized on that line of argument, he has picked up support among white, married people and non-college educated whites, the poll shows, while widening his advantage among white men. Black voters still overwhelmingly support Obama.

      The Republican also has improved his rating for handling the economy and the financial crisis. Nearly half of likely voters think their taxes will rise under an Obama administration compared with a third who say McCain would raise their taxes.

      Since the last AP-GfK survey in late September, McCain also has:

      _Posted big gains among likely voters earning under $50,000 a year; he now trails Obama by just 4 percentage points compared with 26 earlier.

      _Surged among rural voters; he has an 18-point advantage, up from 4.

      _Doubled his advantage among whites who haven’t finished college and now leads by 20 points. McCain and Obama are running about even among white college graduates, no change from earlier.

      _Made modest gains among whites of both genders, now leading by 22 points among white men and by 7 among white women.

      _Improved slightly among whites who are married, now with a 24-point lead.

      _Narrowed a gap among unmarried whites, though he still trails by 8 points.

      McCain has cut into Obama’s advantage on the questions of whom voters trust to handle the economy and the financial crisis. On both, the Democrat now leads by just 6 points, compared with 15 in the previous survey.

      Obama still has a larger advantage on other economic measures, with 44 percent saying they think the economy will have improved a year from now if he is elected compared with 34 percent for McCain.

      Intensity has increased among McCain’s supporters.

      A month ago, Obama had more strong supporters than McCain did. Now, the number of excited supporters is about even.

      Eight of 10 Democrats are supporting Obama, while nine in 10 Republicans are backing McCain. Independents are about evenly split.

      Some 24 percent of likely voters were deemed still persuadable, meaning they were either undecided or said they might switch candidates. Those up-for-grabs voters came about equally from the three categories: undecideds, McCain supporters and Obama backers.

      Said John Ormesher, 67, of Dandridge, Tenn.: “I’ve got respect for them but that’s the extent of it. I don’t have a whole lot of affinity toward either one of them. They’re both part of the same political mess.”

    39. on October 22nd, 2008 10:20 pm

      Wow, so much to address in all these posts.

      1. Socialism IS a redistribution of wealth and that IS what Obama himself has told us he plans to do.

      2. MBS is so right about the media being in the tank for Obama

      3. Sarah Palin is the very reason why I won’t write in a candidate but will vote for McCain/Palin. I know many of my friends and neighbors that feel the same way.

      4. The letter wasn’t mailed to Russia – it was mailed to the Russian Embassy in DC. And yes, it was an accident. You see, McCain has published a list of his donors, even those under $200. It is Obama who is getting overseas donations, donations from OJ Simpson, Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, Good Will etc. and it is Obama who refused to identify donors making numerous donations under $200.
      5. Alaska oil – of course the Alaskans should get the money from oil companies who are drilling in their environment. The oil companies make plenty of money and Palin isn’t keeping and spending the money but rather giving it back to the people. That’s not socialism. The oil companies pay fees for drilling in AK, the AK people get the money.

      oh for all the errors that people here repeat over and over in defense of William Ayers Buddy. BTW, Ayers is a Marxist and it would appear Obama is also.

      Look into the failures of Barack Obama, like the Chicago Annenberg Fund!

    40. Fox Fire on October 22nd, 2008 10:52 pm


      In the interview I saw, he admitted that he wasn’t
      a plumber… and wasn’t, really, going to buy a

      I mean, this is a man who wouldn’t sit across the table from world leaders for fear of reprisal; and yet, he goes on national T.V. complaining about a plumber that is, supposedly, going to suffer because of Obama’s tax proposals? The biggest laugh of all, was when we found out that this ‘plumber’ already owes the IRS money for back-taxes!

    41. ANewGirl on October 23rd, 2008 3:38 am

      Hi, Alesia:

      Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and putting so much thought into it. I read and can appreciate much of your insight. Of course, I respect your opinions.

      I guess- in my mind—I just have a much different impression of Ms. Palin than you do. I find her to be very intelligent, quick, bright and a fast study. As far as running the State of Alaska goes—considering her length of time there—Palin’s successes FAR outwiegh any of her “failures” or setbacks. Also, this may seem irrelevant to many—but I just really like her style. Her style, I think- compliments that of Mr. McCain. I like John McCain a lot- he just could use a little more warmth. You know what though? That is just not him. I like when he is direct, I like when I see the fire in his eyes regarding things he is passionate about. He’s tough. I would feel much safer with his experience, grit and leadership than the “let’s wrap it up and make it pretty with a bow on top” approach of Obama.

      Back to your comments, again- thanks for being so detailed and objective when providing them. The only other thing that really p’d me off was in the beginning when Palin VP pick was first announced- I heard some FEMALE Political Analysts saying they didn’t know how should could claim to be such a good Mother spending quality time with her family with all she has on her plate—then they went on to say—how is she going to care for her new Downs Syndrome baby while fulfilling the obligations of VP? ARE YOU SERIOUS? I think that evening I took my nerf ball and actually threw it at the TV. Look! This woman is a go-getter- with a lovely family and a staff of qualified individuals to provide care in her abscence. In addition—here’s a twist—HER HUSBAND PICKS UP THE REST! That’s right, folks. Imagine that—a married couple that works together and supports each other. Wow. An unselfish man who put FAMILY FIRST and who does MORE THAN HIS SHARE of raising children and being a nurturer. So- hats off to Mr. VP Hubby.

      I will defend Ms. Palin to the highest degree and it really upsets me when I hear other people being so nasty and unfair/critical of her. Like John McCain said from the very beginning also- “She’s tough- she can take it-she can handle herself.” There you go! I don’t hear her whining or complaining. FOR THE RECORD: I am, still, as a female also PO’d also about how Hillary Rodham Clinton was treated during the election!!! Horrendous!

      They put her through the ringer TWICE and harshly. Once- because she was married to Bill. Twice—because she was a woman. ….COMPLETELY UNFAIR!

      My last rant of the evening is really just a general one……Why is it that when a man is powerful, strong and tough—he is ADMIRED? (by everyone.) But, in reverse—why is it that when a WOMAN has these strengths or qualities—she is automatically labeled a Bit**?? Just curious.

      So, I must be one then. Hah. Ok, thank you for the compliment.

      B = Being

      I= In

      T= total

      C= Control

      H= Honey !!!!!!!

      And I love it. The rest of you who may be intimidated by that (YOYO SH*Thead for starters) if you don’t like it—that’s fine. But don’t get your bloomers all in a bunch over it either.

      =) A New Girl from Boston

    42. Kay Zee Ess on October 23rd, 2008 5:15 am

      Foxy sez…
      “In the interview I saw, he admitted that he wasn’t
      a plumber… and wasn’t, really, going to buy a

      I suspect that, after seeing the WHOLE episode and how Sen Obama did not approach “Joe”, Sam actually RAN and PUSHED people aside to get to the Senator, he has all the appearances of being a common Republican shill. I think the term “plumber” has other slang definitions other than what we are familiar with as well.

      By the way, I hear that the “plumber” is enjoying some of the fruits of people contributing to paying for his back-taxes and license as well by a radio station. Socialism is bad but I guess he understands the concept of CHARITY pretty well.

      I said it before in other threads and it bears repeating here…

      There is no “Joe the plumber”.
      He was an idea conjured out of desperation by the campaign and with the sands of the hour glass running rapidly down is in need of a new device to steer the public from the real issues at hand as our economy continues to tank.

      Sen McCain would have made an undoubtedly better President than Pres Bush in 2000, but the swift-boating that the good Senator endured by the Bush campaign damaged him and rendered irreparable harm to him. I still have confidence, however that he can win if he applies his platform.

      Unfortunately, his speeches talk more of Sen Obama than of his good programs. Good or bad, he gives Sen Obama free publicity by mentioning him so much. Strange but true.

    43. scott on October 23rd, 2008 5:52 am

      alesia – as a woman or better yet as a person, sarah palin has accomplished more in her life then you EVER wish to dream. It is EASY for lazy Oprah watchers to sit back and bash this woman when in fact she’s more clever, intelligent and intellectual than you could ever be. What have you done as a citizen to help serve your people?

      What have you done in your life period that has moved forward women’s view in the political scope on the grand stage? I doubt nothing but sit back and quote the far left NBC about her numbers.

      You are sad sad little person….good for you…

      The problem is you wish you could be half the woman Sarah Palin is. It’s unbelievable how she is treated by the Obama Media, even going as far as to take a quote out of context to say conservative are openly bashing her….

      You tree hugging left winged nut jobs are such sad people that you are willing to be led to the slaughter house..baaa baaa!

    44. nurturer on October 23rd, 2008 7:00 am

      #37 – Alesia – I was unaware that an improtant part of being a good leader in America was the requirement of knowing newspaper trivia.
      Your observation of Sarah Palin not knowing the name of a MAJOR American newspaper being a MAJOR disqualifier is to say the least, laughable. And rather pathetic in the grand scheme of things. I haven’t yet heard Govenor Palin give us a revisionists view of American history.
      Enter Joe Biden. Frankly, I was unaware that even in Amercian there was a TV set around for FDR to broadcast the events of the last Great Depression to the American people. That was truly enlightning. Or, that the word ‘jobs’, J O B S, was a three letter word. But we don’t hear too much about that do we. We won’t read about Biden’s imperfection from you, will we?
      And, if Govenor Palin pushed for the firing of a unbalanced cop, one who tazered a small boy, then I applaud her for doing exactly that.
      But with all this aside, the fact is, you and all your democrat buddies are afraid of Sarah Palin. She’s attractive, independent, intelligent, eloquent, ambitious, and a mother. How does she do it? All the things feminists said they want in the American women, until of course, she finally comes along.

    45. MBS on October 23rd, 2008 8:08 am

      Richard, I agree with your point about campaign financing, and also want to point out that initially, Obama promised that he would use public financing if McCain would, then backed out on his word. He is the first presidential candidate to refuse public financing since Congress passed the campaign financing reform laws in the ’70s. Now he claims that he is relying on donations of less than $200, but refuses to reveal who those donors are. It’s already been shown that some of those donations are being made in fake names, using untraceable gift cards. Does anyone really doubt that there are donations coming in from foreign countries (which is illegal) and multiple donations from the same people, to get around the $2,300 limit on individual donations?

      All of that tells me Obama is not a trustworthy person, his word cannot be trusted, and he is willing to do anything to win.

    46. dennisintn on October 23rd, 2008 8:38 am

      This analogy is a good one! i got it in my email this morning.

      Sarah Palin is invited to meet with the Pope while he is vacationing in Venice .

      The liberal press reluctantly watches the semi-private audience, hoping they will be able to allot minimal coverage, if any.

      The Pope asks Governor Palin to join him on a Gondola ride through the canals of Venice .

      They’re admiring the sights and agreeing on moral issues when, all of a sudden, the Pope’s hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water.
      The gondolier starts to reach for the Pontiff’s cap with his pole, but this move threatens to overturn the floating craft.

      Sarah waves the tour guide off, saying, ‘Wait, wait. I’ll take care of this. Don’t worry.’

      She steps off the gondola onto the surface of the water and walks out to the Pope’s hat, bends over and picks it up. She walks back across the water to the gondola and steps aboard. She hands the hat to the Pope amid stunned silence.

      The next morning the topic of conversation among Democrats in Congress, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, CNN, the New York Times, Hollywood celebrities, and in France and Germany is:

      ‘Palin Can’t Swim.

    47. Maggie on October 23rd, 2008 3:18 pm

      Once again…for the 100th time..Joe is a plumber…and Obama was walking in his neighborhood…. watch for yourself when he was on tv this weekend…geesh..

    48. Maggie on October 23rd, 2008 3:26 pm

      btw on the second tape..go to 2:51 and listen to a woman visiting from Canada.. that praises George Bush and the USA..

    49. Alexander Hall on July 25th, 2010 9:01 am

      in order to have good busines practice, good labor relations is very important..:~

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