What a Sad State of Affairs … Welcome to the Socialist Republic of New England … Not One Rep US Rep in Congress


CHANGE and not for the better. How can all of “We the People” be represented if only Shays_flagone party is in office? The State of Connecticut did itself no favors Tuesday night when they defeated 11 term Representative, Christopher Shays. Change? It hardly seems like change in the Nutmeg state or in the rest of New England … it appears to be more of the liberal same.

I thought if there is one thing that the Presidential Election of 2008 was supposed to represent would be that of diversity. Never is only all of one thing ever a good thing. Then how come the same is not true with the fact that America is now looking a a Democratic controlled White House, Senate and House of Representatives. The lack of any real checks and balances is not a blessing for the USA or any change that can be considered positive. All we have to do is look back into the recent past and see what happened when Republicans controlled all three.

However, following the 2008 elections an even more disturbing trend has occurred and one that makes many wonder how the political landscape of a region could be dominated so by one party. After the loss of US Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut, the Republican party is now completely void of any representatives from New England. It is bad enough that Shays, a tremendous asset to his district for years, lost but the fact that not one republican exists in the New England states defies logic. The voters in CT stated they wanted “CHANGE” but exactly what do Shays ever do that was wrong and not positive for his states where anyone would want change. Instead for all the good that Shays has done for CT, for his efforts he is swept out of office in a wave of change.

But he was no match for the long coattails of Barack Obama in Tuesday’s election. The moderate Republican seeking his 11th term was bested by Democrat Jim Himes, 142,979 votes to 135,630 votes.

Shays, 63, was trounced in Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city, as well as Stamford and Norwalk, in his failed 11th bid for re-election. When he leaves office in January, there will be no New England Republicans in the House of Representatives.

“It’s a phenomenon that he was up against,” said Gary Rose, politics professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. “In many ways he was really running against the Obama mystique than he was running against Himes.”

Shays had to persuade voters like Shirley Corley, a nurse who believed Obama’s candidacy was ordained by God. “I feel with the way the world is going now, he was chosen for such a time as this,” she said.

Corley, who lives in Bridgeport, said she believed she voted long ago for Shays, but this time chose Himes and other Democrats, hoping for change.

How can an entire region of the country, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut? How could anyone say that those that are not Democrats are actually represented in any fashion?   What did people really vote for, change? Change on a national level is one thing; however, voting for change when none was needed is quite something different. This represents a truly disturbing trend in politics. Why would anyone who is a Republican move to New England where they could never have a voice or representation? It is hard to believe that this area of the country has pulled so far left in the last 30 years.

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    47 Responses to “What a Sad State of Affairs … Welcome to the Socialist Republic of New England … Not One Rep US Rep in Congress”

    1. Michelle on November 6th, 2008 9:56 am

      Well one thing is for sure: The dems can not blame the rebs when things keep going down hill.

      They wanted change….Well they are going to get it…..

    2. JessicaR on November 6th, 2008 10:01 am

      I agree, no one party should control the House and Senate. We always need checks and balances to ensure fairness. And everyone should receive representation at the table…otherwise, what is the point in having a democracy. That is why it bothers me to hear Dems state that Bush’s policies are what got us into this mess. How is that possible when the Dems have controlled the House and Senate for sometime. Is it my ignorance; if they didn’t agree with Bush’s policy…could they have voted against it and mad a choice to not pass whatever they took issue with? Is it possible that congress is who we should blame for not doing their job and looking out for our interests?

    3. WTF? on November 6th, 2008 10:43 am

      I am a 60 year old non-victim, and as a result of Tueday’s election results, it was the first time in my adult life I was embarrassed to be an American. After reading this article, add New Englander to that.


    4. ellen on November 6th, 2008 11:43 am

      Whats your problem with that?It seems like the country is leaning left.They will until the republicans get their you know what together–Oh the outrage!I dont see you complaining about the Republican domination in the south.Does that mean the South is Fascist?What an idiotic post.

    5. txchic on November 6th, 2008 12:02 pm

      honestly you’re talking about a whole section of the country where the people behave like sheep. even in a “hip” section of new york they’re not tolerant to those who have opposing political views.

      we need to be a country who commends those who actually research their candidates & don’t just follow the crowd. we have professors who aren’t interested in getting young people to think on their own, merely indoctrinating them to see the world through the eyes of their teachers.

      it’s a sad world & it’s really the fault of republicans. when we fail to question why liberal newspapers are endorsing the weaker of our primary candidates there’s a problem. democrats are choosing who they run against in order to give them an edge.

    6. Dav on November 6th, 2008 12:17 pm

      Unfortunately for us, Obamas victory will not mean European style secular socialism.When he is elected to his 2nd term he can start his sharp turn to the left including but not limited to: Gay-Marriage-Dreciminilizing soft drugs completely.Euthanasia and amnsesty for illegal immigrants in order to include them in our society.We will soon become a billingual nation where most people speak both English and Spanish.I also hope for free healthcare in the next 6 years.FREE.

    7. Dutch citizen on November 6th, 2008 1:01 pm

      Isn’t that the whole point about democracy?

    8. SUPER DAVE on November 6th, 2008 1:45 pm

      well, i now know that there are at least 50% of our country that are non american, voted a non american into the white house. now your next door neighbor is a traitor to our country. little more than a horse thief.
      suckered in by a snake.

    9. bob on November 6th, 2008 2:35 pm

      Barry Obama is loyal to one country and one country only: Israel.

    10. WTF? on November 6th, 2008 2:50 pm

      Some food for thought, pun intended.

      Dining With the Enemy
      by Cliff May

      Among the lessons to be learned from the meltdown on Wall Street: Change is not always for the better. And even institutions that appear big, strong and permanent can collapse in a New York minute.
      Such lessons are especially germane this week, as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pays another visit to U.N. headquarters in Manhattan. Most Americans know he is despicable, and that he speaks for the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. Most are aware that his regime has facilitated the killing of American troops in Iraq, violates the most basic human rights at home, and is developing nuclear weapons to project power abroad. But the conventional wisdom holds that while Iran may represent an existential threat to Israel, America is not in imminent peril.
      How confident can we be of that? Is it not possible that Iran, should it acquire nuclear weapons, would follow the precedent established by al-Qaeda and attack the “Great Satan” first — leaving the “Little Satan” for later?
      Ahmadinjad’s genocidal threats against Israel have been well-publicized. But from time to time he also likes to remind his followers that “a world without America …is attainable.”
      Hassan Abbassi, another senior Iranian official, has outlined how that goal might be reached. “We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization and for the uprooting of the Americans and the English,” he has said. “The global infidel front is a front against Allah and the Muslims, and we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front, by means of our suicide operations and by means of our missiles.”
      In recent days, Iran’s military has been testing those missiles, launching them from ships in the Caspian Sea. Could they be developing the skills needed to target an American city? Or could they be preparing an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack against as many cities and towns as possible? Such an attack would require launching a missile with a nuclear warhead from a ship off America’s shores. Detonation at high altitude over the center of the country would produce a devastating shock wave – one that would destroy America’s communication and transportation infrastructure, everything electronic and/or computerized.
      William Graham, who heads a congressionally appointed commission on the EMP threat, recently wrote that an enemy utilizing this strategy would eliminate “most of the operational hazards of smuggling a nuclear weapon into a U.S. port or city. Moreover, it offers less opportunity for detection, less risk of weapon seizure, less risk of crewmember defection, greater difficulty for the United States in conducting forensic analysis to determine who sponsored the attack, less certainty of prompt retaliation and greater long-term, potentially catastrophic consequences for the nation.”
      Despite all this, a group of left-leaning American religious leaders this week invited Ahmadinejad to dinner. The Mennonite Central Committee, the World Council of Churches, and the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, billed the event as a “dialogue.”
      History provides a parallel: In the 1930s, many people in America and Europe believed it was not Adolf Hitler, but Winston Churchill, who was the “war monger.” Germany, they believed, had “legitimate grievances,” for example, the oppression of the German-speaking minority in Czechoslovakia. Such issues, they insisted, could be settled through dialogue and appeasement – the term had not yet become tainted.
      On this basis, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Munich to negotiate. In the end, he sold out Czechoslovakia but, he convinced himself, he prevented Europe from plunging into war. It soon became apparent how wrong he was. Hitler had found his weakness provocative – as tyrants always will. “Our enemies are little worms,” Hitler would later say. “I saw them at Munich.”
      As late as November 1941, with much of Europe under the Nazi jackboot, Charles Clayton Morrison, editor of the magazine, Christian Century, still worried more about “a coming Anglo-American world hegemony” than a Nazi triumph. Morrison said Britain’s struggle against Hitler should be seen as “a war for imperialism”– and rejected. After all, he added, the American people were “not in a crusading mood.” Such arguments were finally refuted a month later – after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
      There was a time when one could not conceive a world without with the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople. There was a time when the World Trade Towers looked indestructible. There was a time when Wall Street investment banks seemed as sturdy as mountains.
      But we live in an uncertain and perilous world – the more so when leaders lack the courage to stand up to despots and sheepishly break bread with them instead.

    11. WTF? on November 6th, 2008 3:03 pm

      Did you see where Putin is setting things in motion to become President of Russia again? He’s licking his chops in anticipation of breaking bread with the big -0-.

      Wonder who -0- will emulate as he deals with the world’s murderous despots: Neville Chamberlain? We’re screwed!

      Jimmuy Carter? Ditto!

      Ronald Reagan? Not a chance!

      Oprah Winfrey? “…and here Mahmoud, let me give you a BIG Oprah hug before us world citizens mosey on over to the UN!”

      Time will tell….

    12. Dav on November 6th, 2008 3:15 pm

      poor Dave-is Obama not white enough for you?get over it!-u are basically an ignorant bigot—-more like super d*****—-”treason” the yokel cried!go back to your hole you hillbilly

    13. katablog.com on November 6th, 2008 3:20 pm

      And the Democrats are already working out how to stop filibusters or any other type of true democracy in the House and Senate. The Congress is elected to represent the people of the USA. Just as ACORN Usurped the democratic process installed by our forefathers when they ensured that some got more than one vote, so the Congress will now usurp the right of every American to be represented. The Democrats plan to shut out our voices and do as they wish. Is that still democracy?

    14. WTF? on November 6th, 2008 3:47 pm

      more fun stuff – this from the great Michelle Malkin’s blog:

      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today posted a congratulatory message to President-elect Barack Obama on his official website.

      But his lengthy note also cautioned Obama to change America’s ways and to reverse policies based on what he described as “belligerency, occupation, bullying, demagoguery,” among other things.

      It is part of Iran’s complicated response to the election of Obama, who has said he’d be willing to speak with Iran’s leadership, as detailed in a report written for today’s Los Angeles Times.

      Ahmadinejad begins his note with the kind of flowery, somewhat overblown language typical in the Middle East:

      I congratulate you on your success in mustering the majority of votes cast in the presidential elections. You know pretty well that the opportunities God grants to people he has created are short-lived, and they could either serve perfection of mankind and interests of nations or, God forbid, disserve nations. I hope that His Excellency will favor the genuine interests of people and justice over the never-ending demands of a selfish and fallible minority, so that you can seize on this chance in the best manner and leave behind a good legacy.

      But he quickly gets down to the nitty-gritty, advising the freshman senator on what he must do to be an effective president.

      Ahmadinejad writes that Obama must “overhaul” America’s domestic and foreign policies because the people of the world and U.S. expect it.

      “His Excellency” – the Big -0-?

      Ahmablahblahjad, you’re such a cutup since the US presidential election. Glad you’re feeling so chipper!! We must’ve done something right, no?

    15. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 3:50 pm

      I heard today that soon out of that pkg we passed..part of our tax payers money could be going to legal bills for the mortgage executives. Now we are paying their legal bills too?

      Wasn’t it Abraham Lincoln who said, a house divided cannot stand?

    16. InTheKNow on November 6th, 2008 4:15 pm

      @15 – Maggie -

      Did you not know we are all one big democratic family now since -O- has united us again???

    17. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 4:15 pm

      I liked Chris Shays.. I had no idea he was 63 years old. I also hear another stimilus pkg before the year is out and another 25 billion for the auto industry.

    18. SUPER DAVE on November 6th, 2008 4:47 pm

      DAV: did you forget part of your name boy ? 666,000 new voters registered by non other than ACORN under the direction of guess who ? dav’s president elect.
      go ahead son and get on with the racist name calling. i’ve endured all the scum like you and will do so again.
      the most racist assholes are the one crying about it the most. this is you dav.i know you like my super***** son.i know you would like to be like me. but it’s not possible for you. i’m too white i guess. i wish i was a hillbilly then i wouldn’t have to work and pay taxes so thugs like you can get a free ride. you get your tank of gas today jr.?

    19. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 5:23 pm

      InTheKnow..nope I am an Independent and will stay that way the rest of my life..been one all my life..and if Republicans, Independents and Democrats aren’t all represented..and working for all of their ideas, it will fail. Noone knows yet,that is what’s most scary. I was never for the war in Iraq at the start, but once we got in and started it, I support what it takes for stability, freedom for it’s citizens, safety and our men to come home in victory. The Vietnam vets were treated the worst ever, when they come home, I wasn’t very old then, but still I will never forget it and hope I never see the military men treated like that again. I’ve disagreed with Bush more than once, but haven’t been one of those who disrespected the office he holds, nor do I blame him for all the financial messes we are facing today. Many people have also been living beyond their means with lots of credit and it crashed..and the housing bubble was bound to burst, not to mention lack of tightening regulations on some of these companies and the big pay offs to the ones who run them in the ground. I haven’t forgotten Carters days either.

    20. katablog.com on November 6th, 2008 6:04 pm

      Maggie: After the GOP attack the one positive person in their campaign, I also will become an Independent.

      Vietnam vets were treated the worst ever, when they come home, I wasn’t very old then, but still I will never forget it and hope I never see the military men treated like that again.

      I was a Vietnam war protester. Just old enough to protest and too young to completely understand. But I remind everyone just whose watch it started on – Kennedy. I didn’t disrespect the soldiers – in fact I married one. and yes, they way they were treated was one of the most shameful periods in our history – remember Kerry LIED about soldiers to sway public opinion. ah, now I’ve dated myself. A Flower child.

    21. DAV on November 6th, 2008 6:47 pm

      no way super douche—didnt forget my name-just wanted to be as different as you as possible.Im probably whiter than you so its quite funny you say that-666000 votes!–Lucifer!The Devil!Go thump your bible scumbag-He won by 6 million votes.Get used to it BOY!I hope he serves 8 years and turns this country into a secular country where Men are marrying eachother and they have safe inject sites for junkies like your daughter/son to get their free smack.That way I can sit on my butt while they tax you 50 percent and I can live on my 1500 amonth welfare check!!Long live the messiah!!!!HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    22. ANewGirl on November 6th, 2008 7:36 pm

      #21- DAV:

      GET A LIFE

    23. A Bridge to No Where McCain / Palin 08 on November 6th, 2008 8:18 pm

      Cry all you want Obama haters. You Palin Pig lovers must be running for the hills after you heard the news this a.m that Palin Pig didn’t know Africa was a continent! Run pigs run! And you want her to run in 2012? Maybe by then she can have a little schooling by some 6 year old kids. Good Luck in 2012!

    24. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 8:40 pm

      Barack Obama was confronting a looming international crisis just hours after his White House election triumph.

      The U.S. President-elect faced a triple threat with Russia, Israel and Afghanistan all threatening to test his mettle.

      Locked away in his Chicago home, Mr Obama received his first national security intelligence briefing yesterday as he wrestled with appointments for his Cabinet.

      He ventured out twice, once to visit his local gym and then his downtown offices.

      Each time he was escorted by a convoy of black vehicles carrying heavily armed secret service agents.

      Aides said he planned no public appearances until later in the week.

      Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was first to lay down a challenge to America’s new leader – by increasing tension in a stand off reminiscent of the Cold War.

      In a provocative speech from the Kremlin, he threatened to base warheads along the Polish border if Mr Obama goes forward with a Bush administration plan to create a missile shield in Eastern Europe.

      Then Israel warned last night that the new U.S. Commander-in-Chief’s campaign claim that he was ready to open talks with Iran could be seen in the Middle East as a sign of weakness

      After eight years of staunch support from President Bush, the Israelis are now watching Mr Obama closely – even though he does not take power until January – looking for indicators as to how he will handle the nuclear threat from Tehran.

      ‘We live in a neighbourhood in which dialogue – in a situation where you have brought sanctions and you then shift to dialogue – is liable to be interpreted as weakness,’ said Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni.

      Asked if she supported any U.S. talks with Iran, she quickly said: ‘The answer is no.’

      In a step that will further increase Israel’s anxiety about Obama, Tehran announced last night that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had broken a 29-year tradition and sent his congratulations to the President-elect – the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

      Ahmadinejad congratulated the Democrat on ‘attracting the majority of voters in the election’.

      He said he hoped Obama will ‘use the opportunity to serve the (American) people and leave a good name for history’ during his term in office.

      Iran and the U.S. have had no formal diplomatic relations since 1979 when militant Iranian students held 52 Americans captive 444 days.

      President Bush has repeatedly clashed with Tehran over its nuclear program and its opposition to the U.S.-led invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

      In Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai demanded that Mr Obama ‘put an end to civilian casualties’ by changing U.S. military tactics to avoid airstrikes in the war on the Taliban.

      He spoke out after seven wedding party guests were accidentally killed by an American airstrike in the southern Kandahar province. Afghan officials said last night 13 gunmen were killed in the attack.

      Mr Obama has vowed to switch the U.S. military focus from Iraq to Afghanistan and is reportedly planning to ask Britain to send 3,000 extra troops to bolster extra American forces in the region.

      But his aides fear a public backlash if he moves swiftly in Afghanistan before acting

      Gordon Brown became one of the first world leaders to congratulate Obama in a ten-minute telephone call last night. Aides said they discussed Obama’s plans for a phased withdrawal from Iraq and his commitment to boost forces in Afghanistan.

      Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, President Bush said he would be meeting Mr Obama next week and is making ‘unprecedented efforts’ to make a smooth transition during his final 74 days in office.

      As if the instant foreign policy tests were not enough, Mr Obama was also facing more economic problems with the Dow Jones Index dropping for a second successive day.

      Wall Street greeted his election win by plunging nearly 500 points on Wednesday and it was down again by 274 points in afternoon trading.

    25. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 8:56 pm

      This is fun for me… (and it should be for you since you get the inside story!)
      by Greta Van Susteren
      Tonight, going ON THE RECORD at 10pm is Elaine Lafferty. Elaine, a Democrat, worked on the Senator McCain/Governor Palin campaign (and yes, was once editor of Ms Magazine….what a combination, huh? .and what else? Elain is my co-author of a book we wrote about 7 years ago…)

      Elaine worked on the McCain/Palin campaign and also traveled on the Governor Palin plane during the campaign and worked on a speech with the Governor..so I figured we should find out what she knows about Governor Palin (I already know one thing, Elaine has told me Governor Palin is very smart! I want you to hear from Elaine and I am going to ask follow up questions.)

      A Bridge to No Where McCain / Palin 08 on November 6th, 2008 8:18 pm
      Cry all you want Obama haters. You Palin Pig lovers must be running for the hills after you heard the news this a.m that Palin Pig didn’t know Africa was a continent! Run pigs run! And you want her to run in 2012? Maybe by then she can have a little schooling by some 6 year old kids. Good Luck in 2012!

      Since when is rumors fact? Why don’t these people come out and show their faces? The fact is Sarah was the one who brought the large crowds to the ticket. Why would John McCain be out praising her if that were true? Why wouldn’t they dismiss her and get someone else? She graduated with a degree in journalism and political science. Her dad’s a teacher, her brother’s a teacher..so no, I don’t believe that.

      Maggie: After the GOP attack the one positive person in their campaign, I also will become an Independent.

      I had said I would vote dem this year if Evan Bayh ran, but he didn’t. Sarah brought life to McCain’s campaign.

    26. caesu on November 6th, 2008 9:19 pm

      yes, Palin brought life to the McCain campaign.
      but nothing more than that.

      it had nothing to do with being qualified as Vice President.
      of course people can see through such a publicity stunt.

      shame on Republicans and FOX who are making Sarah Palin the scapegoat now.
      she did nothing wrong. she can’t help it.

      it was McCain who picked her.
      he is responsible.

      it is fascinating to see how this civil war in the Republican party will develop.
      McCain will reach across the aisle.
      that will anger the Conservatives even more.
      after all, they still think Barack H. Obama is some kind of socialist terrorist.

      what will happen? a shift more to the center?
      then a split in the party and a Conservative offshoot will emerge?
      if that happens Republicans will never be able to reach 270 electoral votes anymore.

      or give in to the Conservatives and shift even more to the right.
      will they be able to win an election that way?


    27. A Bridge to No Where McCain / Palin 08 on November 6th, 2008 9:19 pm

      Nice place to get your cut and paste. http://www.againstobama.com/
      Are you expecting the dow to jump because it’s the day after someone gets elected? If you listened or read actual news the dow fell because retail sales plunged. Why is that? Bush still has a few months in power..till then..the dow will stay down.

    28. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 9:50 pm

      I did not report that the dow fell because of Obama.. it is merely showing the challenges he faces..

      Caesu.go up to Alaska and run the state for a week as governor and come back and let us know how you do.

    29. Maggie on November 6th, 2008 9:57 pm

      btw caesu..you are wrong if you think Sarah doesn’t have lots of fans.

    30. DAV on November 7th, 2008 12:36 am

      I also feel bad for Sarah—She was being herself-She has a beautiful family and I think that it is cruel to throw her under the bus like this.I do not feel she is qualified to lead the country but I think she is being blamed for something she had no control over…..I wish her and he family the best/

    31. ANewGirl on November 7th, 2008 8:23 am

      Talk about another sad state of affairs….

      Check this out:

      New Obama Chief of Staff Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal !!!

      Nice pick, Barack!!! LOL Another good judgement call from “The Chosen One” Not!


    32. kayjay on November 7th, 2008 10:13 am

      This great nation was not founded by wimps like the Big Zero who just became president elect thanks to the “Where’s my free handout crowd”..in fact these morons would have voted for “Jack the Ripper” if he’d promised them all those free goodies (that will not materialize by the way)..so maybe you’d all better get off your a**es and get out to work for a change. As for Zero I give him 2 years max. unless he wakes up and stops listening to his leftist buddies, then it might be 4.

    33. Susy Q on November 7th, 2008 12:07 pm

      He was appointed by Bill Clinton in 2000 and left Fannie Mae in May 2001… That’s in the link you provided. Thanks for posting it.

    34. Michelle on November 7th, 2008 12:57 pm

      #23 A Bridge to No Where McCain / Palin 08 on November 6th, 2008 8:18 pm

      Cry all you want Obama haters. You Palin Pig lovers must be running for the hills after you heard the news this a.m that Palin Pig didn’t know Africa was a continent! Run pigs run! And you want her to run in 2012? Maybe by then she can have a little schooling by some 6 year old kids. Good Luck in 2012!

      Nobody is crying and we aren’t going anywhere. Nice that you believe everything you are fed from the media. Sarah Palin is not a pig and she is not stupid as you may want to believe. I don’t for one minute believe all the crap that’s been coming out before during or after the election.

      We have not heard the last of Sarah, she will be back. I don’t agree with how she was treated, the GOP is using her as a scapegoat because they lost. They should have done a better job of promoting their candidate. They have no one to blame but themselves for that.

      I do not hate Barack Obama and wish him only the best. I have no ill feelings toward him. I just don’t think he is the man we need in charge of this country. He needs more experience and I don’t agree with his socialist ideals.

      You won….we know….we get it…okay…no need to keep coming here and trashing Sarah Palin or John McCain. They both have more character in their little fingers than you have in your whole body.

      She has done nothing wrong. You have no idea what it takes to be in charge of an entire state so I suggest you keep your harsh comments to yourself until you have walked a mile in her shoes.

      You have no idea what it’s like to be a POW for 5 1/2 years not knowing if you are going to ever go home again. I’m tired of all the disrespect of Mr. McCain. He has done more for this country than Barack Obama could ever think about doing.

      Show some respect for Ms. Palin (Governor of Alaska) and Mr. McCain (Senator from Arizona and war hero). You don’t have to agree with their ideals but they do deserve our respect as much as Barack Obama does.

    35. Mr. Bridge To Know Where McCain /Palin 08 on November 7th, 2008 3:13 pm

      You’re right..she does deserve a little better than what she has been getting from the media..even from the fox network. Must feel pretty bad to be thrown under the bus even from a republican based news outlet. I don’t agree with most of it, but then again there are some things that I do believe. Some of the things she said have came from her own mouth…not that of McCain and his aids. If she does run in 2012 I think it would be a huge mistake. I don’t think the gop will let that happen.
      As far as McCain..The only thing I I’ve ever said was he was another Bush…like it or not.
      He is a hero..and he does deserve respect from everyone.
      Likewise..give some respect to the guy who will be running this country.

    36. ANewGirl on November 7th, 2008 3:18 pm

      #33- Susie Q:

      Apparently- you are just another over zealous bleeding heart liberal that doesn’t know how to read or understand comprehensive ENGLISH.


      From ABC News:

      President-elect Barack Obama’s newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac AT A TIME WHEN SCANDAL WAS BREWING at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot “red flags,” according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.


      Read the whole article, then give your comments. Wow. Amazing how ignorant and defensive some people are. Duh. & Thanks for posting.

    37. Maggie on November 7th, 2008 3:27 pm

      As Reuters reported, Thomason asked attendees to “stop the demonizing” as she surprisingly claimed “Democrats have been worse than Republicans as far as personal attacks on candidates are concerned”

      In a room full of television industry executives, no one seemed inclined to defend MSNBC on Monday for what some were calling its lopsidedly liberal coverage of the presidential election.

      The cable news channel is “completely out of control,” said writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a self-proclaimed liberal Democrat.

      She added that she would prefer a lunch date with right-leaning Fox News star Sean Hannity over left-leaning MSNBC star Keith Olbermann.

      Olbermann was criticized by many who attended Monday’s luncheon sponsored by the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event was dubbed “Hollywood, America and Election ‘08.”

      Bloodworth-Thomason and others seemed especially critical of the way MSNBC — and other media — has attacked Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while demeaning her supporters.

      “We should stop the demonizing,” she said, adding that Democrats have been worse than Republicans as far as personal attacks on candidates are concerned. “It diminishes us,” she said of her fellow Democrats.

      Bloodworth-Thomason even suggested a defense of Palin and her supporters should be written into TV programing, just as she went out of her way to portray Southern women as smart in her hit TV show “Designing Women.”

      Hillary Admits Fox News Is Fair

      Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:46 AM

      By: Newsmax Staff Article Font Size

      In a surprising admission, Hillary Clinton says Fox News Channel has actually been fairer to her presidential campaign than liberal MSNBC.

      Clinton stated in an interview that aired on station WJLA in Washington, D.C., that her staff had delivered to her “some independent study” suggesting that “in terms of the fairness of the coverage,” Fox has treated her campaign more fairly than MSNBC.

      Clinton was responding to a question from politico.com’s John Harris about MSNBC’s David Shuster, who was suspended last week for saying that Hillary’s daughter Chelsea had been “pimped out” by the Clinton campaign by asking her to phone superdelegates on her mother’s behalf.

      Clinton said: “I really am troubled by this pattern of behavior and comments that you hear on MSNBC.”

      Hillary has sent a letter to the president of NBC criticizing what she called a “troubling pattern of demeaning treatment” of her campaign by the network’s cable arm.


      The Center for Media and Public Affairs finds that Fox News is.

      The nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs took a look at media coverage of the presidential election so far and found that Fox News is fair and balanced.

      Even the people at the center could not believe it, headlining the finding: “Fox Is Most Balanced

      But the real news was that Fox News is doing what the other TV news outlets should be doing; it is being fair and balanced.

      Said the center: “Who’s Fair and Balanced?: Fox News Channel’s coverage was more balanced toward both parties than the broadcast networks were.

    38. Michelle on November 7th, 2008 3:46 pm


      I do have respect for any person who is elected President or any other office in this country, whether I agree with their policies or not.

      At least we agree on that :-)

    39. Maggie on November 7th, 2008 5:08 pm

      READ THIS !!
      by Greta Van Susteren
      I just got a call from Steve Schmidt, of the Senator McCain campaign. He has never originated a call to me before.
      He said the report ( and it has gone viral on the internet and other MSM) that Governor Palin came to the door in a towel is a UNTRUE. He said: “NEVER HAPPENED.” He said he only saw her in business suits or in sweats on the plane relaxing between events.

    40. Kay Zee Es on November 8th, 2008 2:44 pm

      DAV… and superDave…

      I got it now! Took me a while but I figured it out. Both you and superDave are one and the same!

      Why you old bi-polar sum-a-gum. You had us goin’ for a while but the proof is in the pudding. No two people can be so different yet exactly the same so DAV IS SUPERDAVE.

      God, you are hilarious! Scared Monkeys should pay you for this act.

    41. Kay Zee Es on November 8th, 2008 5:08 pm

      39. Maggie
      For the record…

      I personally do not believe nor do I find credible for a millisecond that…
      Gov Palin answered the door in a towel,
      she doe not know that Africa is a continent
      she did not know the countries involved in NAFTA.

      Gov Sarah Palin in my estimation, while rather abrasive in her oratotorial techniques, is an intelligent woman more than capable of leading her state and in short time a nation if called upon to do so.

      The mudslinging she is experiencing now is just a reaction to her inaccurate comments that she foolishly made against her opponents and have absolutely no substance in and of themselves.

      I am sure that she will weather this and other storms that are bound to come her way in the future. I wish her well because she also represents change for the better. All she has to do is stick to the platform(ie no mud, just pure Republican Conservatism)and she will do fine.

    42. Maggie on November 8th, 2008 6:21 pm

      A New Girl..

      From ABC News:

      President-elect Barack Obama’s newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac AT A TIME WHEN SCANDAL WAS BREWING at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot “red flags,” according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.

      I am so tired of all that scandal..Raines and Gorelick were 2 former Clinton staffers who walked off with millions from these companies..along with Barney Frank who dated a CEO from there and then the finance committee and Chris Dodd on the other one..Who is looking out for us.? We are in such a mess from all this , everyone is getting money from them..and guess who is left to pay for it..Personally we lost 16,000 in this mess. and it seems noone is being held accountable..They took us on a train wreck.

    43. Maggie on November 8th, 2008 6:30 pm

      Rasmussen did a poll yesterday? and it showed that 91% of republicans approve of her. She’s got a future..Like I said if she wasn’t a big threat to the other side..they wouldn’t have went after her so hard for everything and nothing..

    44. Kay Zee Es on November 8th, 2008 6:44 pm

      I know this is off the subject, but it needs to be said.

      I would appreciate Pres Bush pardoning the 2 border patrol guards who were protecting our borders from drug smugglers and are now in prison, wrongfully, while the drug smuggler they shot in the a$$ is free to continue his trade.

      Small wonder why the immigration issue was not mentioned at all by either side and doesn’t look like it is a priority under Pres Bush nor Pres-elect Obama.

      Anyway, I am quoting a short description from an eagleforum.org column by Phylis Schlafly:

      “President George W. Bush pardoned 16 criminals including five drug dealers at Christmastime, but so far has refused to pardon the two U.S. Border Patrol agents who were trying to defend Americans against drug smugglers. It makes us wonder which side the self-proclaimed “compassionate” President is on.
      Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were guarding the Mexican border near El Paso on February 17, 2005 when they intercepted a van carrying 743 pounds of marijuana. For what happened next, they were convicted and sentenced under a statute that was designed to impose heavy punishment on criminal drug smugglers caught in the commission of a crime.”

      Is there anyway we can bring up this intolerable injustice and petition Pres Bush to pardon them?

      I thank you for your time in checking this out as I do not want to punish our patriotic law enforcement authorities to be afraid of doing their assigned duty in protecting our country.

    45. WTF? on November 10th, 2008 8:56 am

      Pinocchio, Snow White and Superman are walking in the street when they come across a sign ‘Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world.’

      ‘I am entering,’ said Snow White. After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, ‘Well, how was it?’

      First Place ‘, said Snow White.

      They continue walking and they see a sign: ‘Contest for the strongest man in the world.’

      ‘I’m entering,’ says Superman and after half an hour he returns and they ask him, ‘How was it?’

      ‘First Place ,’ answers Superman.

      They continue walking when they see a sign: ‘Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world?’

      Pinocchio enters. After half an hour he returns with tears in his eyes.

      ‘What happened?’ they asked,

      ‘Who is this guy Obama?’ asked Pinocchio.

    46. ANewGirl on November 11th, 2008 6:20 am

      #42- Maggie—-I hear you! They ALL should be held accountable…but of course…we as consumers pay the price. We were taken on a train wreck…it’s all about Corporate greed in America and it’s disgusting.

      Many of us have lost thousands, hundreds of thousands as a direct result of either this financial crisis or the tanking stock market…it’s all cyclical and it hurts each and every one of us one way or another.

      Obama has his work cut out for him…even if he gets re-elected in 2012- one President still will not be able to fix all that is troubling our Nation now….financially and otherwise. For the first time, I actually feel bad for Obama…but hey! This is what he wanted and IMO, he has not been truthful about representing himself, his characters and his values. Frankly, I’m fed up with everything and some days I hesitate to even read the news. Time to buckle down, and hope (pray) for the best possible outcome…I think things are going to get a lot worse before they actually improve.

    47. Waterboy on November 11th, 2008 6:54 am


      I remember you from sixth grade gym class. You are the guy who always showed up late with visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, and cigarettes on your breath.

      You’re the guy who counted calisthenics while the rest of us did them.

      You’re the dude with too much hair, and an unbathed body.

      You’re the comic with the filthy mouth and dirt under your long nails.

      You’re the monkey that was always criticizing his “old man” for his antiquated ideas.

      You’re the one that knew better than all the teachers and parents.

      You the Man.


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