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    Palin has more dirty laundry then the trailer park down the street...


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    Quote Originally Posted by purecarnagge View Post
    You guys are going to make it very easy for me to post nasty, nasty anti- Obama articles for the next 4 years, each day, every day if he wins.

    Enjoy.

    BTW, this expense issue has been brought up before and it's nothing.

    Meanwhile you've got Obama sucking men's dicks in the backs of cars and taking cocaine, consorting with terrorists and mobsters, and being incompetent to stop an upcoming crisis (according to his running mate), and you ignore it.

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    Your taking a soundbite from 8 months ago to try to make your statement now. Its a competition and a race.

    Palin is abusing her power and breaking laws and conducting herself in a very unethical way. There is a big difference.

    Your knock on Obama is something, an opinion someone said about him 8-9 months ago. Palin is a joke. Would have voted for McCain, but then "that one" came along....

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    Your taking a soundbite from 8 months ago to try to make your statement now. Its a competition and a race.


    That's just it. Obama has never been investigated. About anything. When has anybody ever gone back and looked into hie apparent ethics violations about receiving fees for speaking in the IL State Senate?

    Palin is abusing her power and breaking laws and conducting herself in a very unethical way. There is a big difference.

    Total BS.


    Your knock on Obama is something, an opinion someone said about him 8-9 months ago. Palin is a joke. Would have voted for McCain, but then "that one" came along....



    And Biden says Obama is going to be responsible for a crisis within 6 months after he's elected. Is Palin stupid enough to make such comments?

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    Enuf said. If this was Obama or Biden this race would be over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI

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    Palin has acted unethically as governor of Alaska, the troopergate report STATED that. Spending tax payer dollars on her children like that is also unethical.

    How did she get her house? gave a contract to a company that was bidding on a contract. Sold her house...wait she couldn't sell her house it wasn't zoned correctly... What did she do...sell it anyways...without making the required changes to the property...

    Palin is a joke. I despise this women. I think very highly of McCain but cannot vote for him knowing his judgement in his VP pick.

    Obama has clear cut ideas initiatives and has come to the field only rebuting attacks on himself, and responding as needed. Disagree all you want that's how it comes off to me.

    The republicans have run a horrible campaign that is very unlike them to do so.

    ps

    **** Joe the plumber he has back taxes and he doesn't even have a plan in place to buy the ****ing business he was crying about. If your making 250k a year, you can afford to pay a little more in taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor4140 View Post
    Enuf said. If this was Obama or Biden this race would be over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI
    Enuf said, if this was McCain or Palin, the race would be over

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M-kD0QdRJk

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    Palin has acted unethically as governor of Alaska, the troopergate report STATED that. Spending tax payer dollars on her children like that is also unethical.


    The report stated she acted properly and within her authority. It was only opinion that she abused her authority to try and fire the trooper -- there was no proof she personally tried to have the trooper fired, and frankly, there was every reason to have the trooper fired.


    How did she get her house?

    How did Obama get his house?

    Palin is a joke. I despise this women. I think very highly of McCain but cannot vote for him knowing his judgement in his VP pick.


    Obama is a joke. ACORN, Ayers, Rezko, Wright, Subprime crisis, lack of experience that his running mate admits will cause a crisis, etc

    Obama has clear cut ideas initiatives and has come to the field only rebuting attacks on himself, and responding as needed. Disagree all you want that's how it comes off to me.



    The only idea he has clearly expressed is that he wants "to spread the wealth around." And then he preceeded to trash the guy who made him admit it. Should tell you something about Obama's true character.


    **** Joe the plumber he has back taxes and he doesn't even have a plan in place to buy the ****ing business he was crying about. If your making 250k a year, you can afford to pay a little more in taxes.

    The problem is that Obama was too stupid to answer his question without revealing his true agenda. This whole attck on Joe is just a diversion.

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    ms, even when the democrats run the country into the ground over the next 2-4 years --- YOU WILL NOT BE VINDICATED.
    You'll still be a lying toolshed...
    You must sit around trying to find ways to get blacks out of the country or people that don't think like you - just like they did under Stalin, Hitler and all other regimes that spread lies and disinformation to divide/conquer and exterminate.

    When the 4th reich comes you'll probably be the first to go.

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    and the wall of text hits you for


    MCCAIN: Bush Led With "Clarity" And Did Not Exaggerate the Case for War. During an interview with a live audience, Senator McCain praised President Bush on his leadership on the Iraq war and said, "I think the president has led with great clarity and I think he's done a great job leading the country, don't you all?" And asked if he think the president exaggerated the case for war, McCain said, "I don't think so. And I think that it's obvious that the 16 words should not have appeared in his speech. He acknowledged that again today. But I think that he made a strong case and I think that case has been verified with discovery of mass graves and the brutality of this incredible regime." [MSNBC, Hardball, 4/23/03; Fox News, 7/31/03]
    McCain Has Received $1 Million+ From the Health Care and Insurance Industries. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, since 1989, McCain has received $1.3 million in contributions from the health care industry. [Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 6/1/07]
    2005: McCain Voted to Cut Billions from Medicare and Medicaid. McCain voted for the budget reconciliation bill that cut $3.9 billion from the amount Medicaid pays for prescription drugs, and cut $3.2 billion by allowing states to reduce benefits and increasing the amount beneficiaries pay. The bill also reduced spending on Medicare by $6.4 billion by requiring that beneficiaries purchase medical equipment and cutting payments to home health care providers. [Senate CQ Vote #363, 12/21/05; CQ, 12/26/05]
    1999: McCain Voted for a Tax Cut That Benefited Insurance Industry. McCain voted to include a $950 million provision to allow insurance companies to write off losses accrued by their affiliates. Insurance companies gave more than $31 million to Republicans in the 1997-1998 election cycle - or 70 percent of their total political contributions. [Senate Roll Call #261, 08/5/99, HR 2488, Center for Responsive Politics Money in Politics Alert, "The Big Winners: A Look at Tax Breaks Won by Special Interests," 8/2/99]
    1996: McCain Voted for Medical Savings Accounts. McCain voted against an amendment to take the Medical Savings Accounts provisions from the underlying Kennedy-Kassebaum bill that would have increased health are portability. Medical Savings Accounts help the healthy and wealthy while driving up costs for others. [RPC, web page, Vote #72, 4/18/96]
    1995: McCain Voted to Drastically Cut Health Care for Children. McCain voted for the 1995 GOP budget that would have repealed guaranteed coverage of preventative, primary care and hospital services for about 18 million children. The $170 billion Medicaid cut proposed by the GOP would have drastically reduced the availability of preventive, primary, and hospital care for poor children. In addition, the GOP proposal in the 1995 budget to block grant Medicaid would have left states at risk for 100 percent of unanticipated increases in the need for health care due to economic downturns, inflation, population changes, communicable disease outbreaks, or other circumstances. [Senate CQ Vote #584, 11/17/95; DPC Legislative Bulletin, H.R. 2491, 11/17/95; Congressional Quarterly, 11/18/95, p. 3540]
    McCain at the New Hampshire Debate 1/6/08: "We will secure the borders first." [Debate, 1/5/07]
    McCain Criticized Federal Funding For Border Security Earmarks In Arizona. In 2001 and 2002, Senator McCain criticized federal funding for projects that would be used by border and law enforcement agencies to increase security measures. McCain listed opposition to earmarks for several projects in Arizona that included a detainee facility in Prescott, a border guard service processing center in Florence, a sector headquarters in Tucson, and border patrol stations in Yuma and Douglas. [McCain Release, 9/13/01; 2001 & 2002 Congressional Pig Book]
    McCain Criticized Federal Funding For Border Patrol And Border Fence Earmarks In Arizona. In 2003, Senator McCain criticized $25.6 million for construction of a U.S. Border Patrol station in Tucson, Arizona. A Republican congressman from Tucson said White House officials requested money for it in their budget, but McCain deemed the project as wasteful spending because it didn't go through proper legislative channels. In addition, McCain's 2005 Congressional Pig Book criticized $500,000 in federal funding for the construction of a border fence in Nogales, Arizona. [Gannett, 4/10/03; 2003 & 2005 Congressional Pig Book]
    McCain Voted Opposite 35 Republicans To Force The United States To Consult With Mexico Before Securing The Border. John McCain voted for Arlen Specter's amendment to force consultation with Mexican officials before acting to protect the U.S. border with Mexico. The amendment required that the U.S. Secretary of State, and federal, state and local law enforcement "shall work with the appropriate officials from the Government of Mexico" on "improved border security." Additionally, "federal, state and local representatives in the United States shall consult with their counterparts in Mexico concerning the construction of additional fencing and related border security structures along the international border . before the commencement of any such construction[.]" The amendment passed by a vote of 56-41; McCain voted "yea" in support of the amendment and against 35 of his Republican colleagues who voted against the amendment. [S.Amdt. 4188, Vote #156, 5/25/06; CR S5259, 5/25/06]
    McCain Flip-Flops on Immigration:
    MARCH 2007: MCCAIN BACKED AWAY FROM COMPREHENSIVE REFORM AND LEGALIZATION. McCain said he would reconsider his position on immigration and did not co-sponsor the bill with Senator Ted Kennedy he had co-sponsored in the last Congress. "McCain has encountered anger from hard-line immigration foes on the campaign trail, particularly over an aspect in last year's bill that would have allowed most undocumented immigrants to work toward citizenship." [The Boston Globe, 3/22/07; The New York Times, 3/20/07]
    MAY 2007: MCCAIN WENT BACK TO COMPREHENSIVE REFORM. McCain changed his tune, showing up at the last minute to take credit for what appeared to be a bipartisan compromise. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) criticized McCain at the time, reportedly telling McCain, "I've been sitting in here for all of these negotiations and you just parachute in here on the last day. You're out of line." [washingtonpost.com, 5/18/07; Roll Call, 5/21/07]
    AUGUST 2007: MCCAIN BACKED CRIMINALIZATION. McCain backed criminalization to save his struggling Presidential campaign. According to the AP, "Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Thursday backed a scaled-down proposal that imposes strict rules to end illegal immigration but doesn't include a path to citizenship...Among other things, the bill makes being in the country illegally a criminal misdemeanor and toughens penalties for re-entering after being deported." [AP, 8/2/07]
    DECEMBER 2007: MCCAIN WOULD 'DO MOST ANYTHING'. At the Republican candidates' debate on Univision before a Hispanic audience, the moderator asked Senator McCain that given he "co-authored a bill that would have opened a pathway for legalization of undocumented aliens. It was not approved. It was not passed in Congress. So do you think that you're going to introduce a new bill including a pathway to gain legal status?" McCain responded, "I would do most anything to try to solve this compelling problem." [Univision debate transcript, 12/9/07]
    DECEMBER 2007: MCCAIN RACES THROUGH POSITION LIKE ANNOUNCER OF 'PHARMACEUTICAL COMMERCIALS'. According to ABC News, "These days, when questions about immigration are asked, McCain says he 'got the message.' 'The message is the American people want the border secured,' McCain told the woman who asked him at the event in Weare, N.H., about his stand on 'illegal aliens.'...He hasn't exactly renounced the bill he championed in the spring, but he has fine-tuned his position and changed the emphasis to assure the skeptics and critics -- and there are many -- that dealing with the fate of those already in the country only occurs after the borders are secured. 'I still believe we have to have a temporary worker program that works and addresses the issues of the 12 million people that are here illegally,' McCain said in Weare, racing through this part of his answer in much the same way announcers do with the disclaimers at the end of pharmaceutical commercials. Then, more slowly, more emphatically, he added: 'But we've got to first secure the borders to assure the American people that if you address the other parts of the issue we will not have another 12 million illegal immigrant come into our country.'" [ABC News, 12/26/07]

    and more

    But McCain and his running mate Palin, the Alaska governor, were defiant this week in the face of similar reports. Day after day she said she had told Congress "no thanks" to the so-called Bridge to Nowhere, a rural Alaska project that was abandoned when critics challenged its costs and usefulness. For nearly a week, major news outlets had documented that Palin supported the bridge when running for governor in 2006, noting that she turned against it only after it became an object of ridicule in Alaska and a symbol of Congress's out-of-control earmarking.


    The McCain-Palin campaign made at least three other aggressive claims this week that omitted key details or made dubious assumptions to criticize Obama. It equated lawmakers' requests for money for special projects with corruption, even though Palin has sought nearly $200 million in such "earmarks" this year.

    Then there is the good old KEATING 5

    At Keating's behest, four senators--McCain and Democrats Dennis DeConcini of Arizona, Alan Cranston of California, and John Glenn of Ohio--met with Ed Gray, chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, on April 2. Those four senators and Sen. Don Riegle, D-Mich., attended a second meeting at Keating's behest on April 9 with bank regulators in San Francisco.


    Regulators did not seize Lincoln Savings and Loan until two years later. The Lincoln bailout cost taxpayers $2.6 billion, making it the biggest of the S&L scandals. In addition, 17,000 Lincoln investors lost $190 million.
    In November 1990, the Senate Ethics Committee launched an investigation into the meetings between the senators and the regulators. McCain, Cranston, DeConcini, Glenn, and Riegle became known as the Keating Five.


    (Keating himself was convicted in January 1993 of 73 counts of wire and bankruptcy fraud and served more than four years in prison before his conviction was overturned. Last year, he pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud and was sentenced to time served.)
    McCain defended his attendance at the meetings by saying Keating was a constituent and that Keating's development company, American Continental Corporation, was a major Arizona employer. McCain said he wanted to know only whether Keating was being treated fairly and that he had not tried to influence the regulators. At the second meeting, McCain told the regulators, "I wouldn't want any special favors for them," and "I don't want any part of our conversation to be improper."


    But Keating was more than a constituent to McCain--he was a longtime friend and associate. McCain met Keating in 1981 at a Navy League dinner in Arizona where McCain was the speaker. Keating was a former naval aviator himself, and the two men became friends. Keating raised money for McCain's two congressional campaigns in 1982 and 1984, and for McCain's 1986 Senate bid. By 1987, McCain campaigns had received $112,000 from Keating, his relatives, and his employees--the most received by any of the Keating Five. (Keating raised a total of $300,000 for the five senators.)
    After McCain's election to the House in 1982, he and his family made at least nine trips at Keating's expense, three of which were to Keating's Bahamas retreat. McCain did not disclose the trips (as he was required to under House rules) until the scandal broke in 1989. At that point, he paid Keating $13,433 for the flights.
    And in April 1986, one year before the meeting with the regulators, McCain's wife, Cindy, and her father invested $359,100 in a Keating strip mall.
    The Senate Ethics Committee probe of the Keating Five began in November 1990, and committee Special Counsel Robert Bennett recommended that McCain and Glenn be dropped from the investigation. They were not. McCain believes Democrats on the committee blocked Bennett's recommendation because he was the lone Keating Five Republican.


    In February 1991, the Senate Ethics Committee found McCain and Glenn to be the least blameworthy of the five senators. (McCain and Glenn attended the meetings but did nothing else to influence the regulators.) McCain was guilty of nothing more than "poor judgment," the committee said, and declared his actions were not "improper nor attended with gross negligence." McCain considered the committee's judgment to be "full exoneration," and he contributed $112,000 (the amount raised for him by Keating) to the U.S. Treasury.
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    sorry I found something else....

    But Wait Until You See the Solid Gold Parka

    October 21, 2008 8:25 PM
    Politico's Jeanne Cummings is reporting that the Republican National Committee "appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August. According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74. The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September."
    The McCain-Palin campaign didn't comment, but if campaign officials change their minds we shall be happy to update.

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    To the OP, educate yourself so you're not a product of the media. You just look ignorant when you don't have a clue.

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    Who cares, like your votes gonna count.

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    Sorry in 13 minutes I posted all of these "facts".

    Obama ain't great, he isn't even good. But he's not 90% George Bush... and he's got a better plan for energy/economy and the military. That's enough for me... I'll let someone new strike out before I let the republicans go 0-3 terms...

    I have been educated. I'm not smoking crack like MS is over there... I mean I could go get the avatar of McCain looking at the bouncing stripper ass If I really wanted to...

    Palin is a joke, and its sunk the McCain ticket and everyone knows it. McCain is too busy running negative adds than to give us his "straight talk". Maybe for the final two weeks we might actually learn about what he stands for if he was to actually show us some of the details to more than his economic bailout plan... his FP... His energy plan... His plan for Iraq... his plan for Afghanistan... his plan to create jobs here instead of sending them to India...

    McCain has done very little to build any momentum for himself and has really not said anything more than give a couple of random numbers... he hasn't given very many details other than on his Health plan credit/taxes/his 3rd revision of the bailout plan...

    John McCain can't even say the words middle class in a debate where Obama pounds him on it...

    I don't live in Florida so my vote will count
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    Quote Originally Posted by purecarnagge View Post
    Sorry in 13 minutes I posted all of these "facts".

    I have been educated. I'm not smoking crack like MS is over there... I mean I could go get the avatar of McCain looking at the bouncing stripper ass If I really wanted to...

    Palin is a joke, and its sunk the McCain ticket and everyone knows it. McCain is too busy running negative adds than to give us his "straight talk".
    I can't believe you endorse Obama. Do you realize what he will do to this country? Are you at all aware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I can't believe you endorse Obama. Do you realize what he will do to this country? Are you at all aware?
    After Bush I cannot see how it can get any worse or do you think he actually has done a good job>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by picantel View Post
    After Bush I cannot see how it can get any worse or do you think he actually has done a good job>?
    In regards to everything he has done besides Iraq, I fail to see a problem.

    Housing= Democrats
    Economy=Democrats RE:Housing
    War=Repub/Dems-Congress

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    Both candidates suck. I'm voting none of the above like in Brewster's Millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In regards to everything he has done besides Iraq, I fail to see a problem.

    Housing= Democrats
    Economy=Democrats RE:Housing
    War=Repub/Dems-Congress
    Wrong and wrong and wrong. housing = pubs. Info just coming out how republican firm worked against mortgage reform. anything that has to do with the rich getting richer off the back of everyone else = republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picantel View Post
    Wrong and wrong and wrong. housing = pubs. Info just coming out how republican firm worked against mortgage reform. anything that has to do with the rich getting richer off the back of everyone else = republicans.
    The only thing he did that sucked, is push for Iraq. Although, congress approved it.

    99% of the public has no concept of economics, and what caused our current glitch in the markets. High oil prices are what was driving the market, energy stocks shot through the roof, so it was too volatile to support the market forever.

    Clinton signed off against the Glass-Steagall act, which deregulated banks. Clinton and the dems also pushed for "equality" and made it possible for people with no credit, to buy houses that they could not afford.

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    ahh so he made 1 mistake? How about these?

    . Failing to build a real international coalition prior to the Iraq invasion, forcing the US to shoulder the full cost and consequences of the war. 2. Approving the demobilization of the Iraqi Army in May, 2003 – bypassing the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reversing an earlier position, the President left hundreds of thousands of armed Iraqis disgruntled and unemployed, contributing significantly to the massive security problems American troops have faced during occupation.
    3. Not equipping troops in Iraq with adequate body armor or armored HUMVEES.
    4. Ignoring the advice Gen. Eric Shinseki regarding the need for more troops in Iraq – now Bush is belatedly adding troops, having allowed the security situation to deteriorate in exactly the way Shinseki said it would if there were not enough troops.
    5. Ignoring plans drawn up by the Army War College and other war-planning agencies, which predicted most of the worst security and infrastructure problems America faced in the early days of the Iraq occupation.
    6. Making a case for war which ignored intelligence that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.
    7. Deriding "nation-building" during the 2000 debates, then engaging American troops in one of the most explicit instances of nation building in American history.
    8. Predicting along with others in his administration that US troops would be greeted as liberators in Iraq.
    9. Predicting Iraq would pay for its own reconstruction.
    10. Wildly underestimating the cost of the war.
    11. Trusting Ahmed Chalabi, who has dismissed faulty intelligence he provided the President as necessary for getting the Americans to topple Saddam.
    12. Disbanding the Sunni Baathist managers responsible for Iraq's water, electricity, sewer system and all the other critical parts of that country's infrastructure.
    13. Failing to give UN weapons inspectors enough time to certify if weapons existed in Iraq.
    14. Including discredited intelligence concerning Nigerian Yellow Cake in his 2003 State of the Union.
    15. Announcing that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, below a "Mission Accomplished" banner – more U.S. soldiers have died in combat since Bush's announcement than before it.
    16. Awarding a multi-billion dollar contract to Halliburton in Iraq, which then repeatedly overcharged the government and served troops dirty food.
    17. Refusing to cede any control of Post-invasion Iraq to the international community, meaning reconstruction has received limited aid from European allies or the U.N.
    18. Failing to convince NATO allies why invading Iraq was important.
    19. Having no real plan for the occupation of Iraq.
    20. Limiting bidding on Iraq construction projects to "coalition partners," unnecessarily alienating important allies France, Germany and Russia.
    21. Diverting $700 million into Iraq invasion planning without informing Congress.
    22. Shutting down an Iraqi newspaper for "inciting violence" – the move, which led in short order to street fighting in Fallujah, incited more violence than the newspaper ever had.
    23. Telling Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan about plans to go to war with Iraq before Secretary of State Colin Powell.
    24. Allowing several members of the Bin Laden family to leave the country just days after 9/11, some of them without being questioned by the FBI.
    25. Focusing on missile defense at the expense of counterterrorism prior to 9/11.
    26. Thinking al Qaeda could not attack without state sponsors, and ignoring evidence of a growing threat unassociated with "rogue states" like Iraq or North Korea.
    27. Threatening to veto the Homeland Security department – The President now concedes such a department "provides the ability for our agencies to coordinate better and to work together better than it was before."
    28. Opposing the creation of the September 11th commission, which the President now expects "to contain important recommendations for preventing future attacks."
    29. Denying documents to the 9/11 commission, only relenting after the commissioners threatened a subpoena.
    30. Failing to pay more attention to an August 6, 2001 PDB entitled "Bin laden Determined to Attack in U.S."
    31. Repeatedly ignoring warnings of terrorists planning to use aircraft before 9/11.
    32. Appointing the ultra-secretive Henry Kissinger to head the 9/11 commission – Kissinger stepped down weeks later due to conflicts of interest.
    33. Asking for testimony before the 9/11 commission be limited to one hour, a position from which the president later backtracked.
    34. Not allowing national Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to testify before the 9/11 commission – Bush changed his mind as pressure mounted.
    35. Cutting an FBI request for counterterrorism funds by two-thirds after 9/11.
    36. Telling Americans there was a link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda.
    37. Failing to adequately secure the nation's nuclear weapons labs.
    38. Not feeling a sense of urgency about terrorism or al Qaeda before 9/11.
    39. Reducing resources and troop levels in Afghanistan and out before it was fully secure.
    40. Not providing security in Afghanistan outside of Kabul, leaving nearly 80% of the Afghan population unprotected in areas controlled by Feudal warlords and local militias.
    41. Committing inadequate resources for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
    42. Counting too heavily on locally trained troops to fill the void in Afghanistan once U.S. forces were relocated to Iraq.
    43. Not committing US ground troops to the capture of Osama Bin Laden, when he was cornered in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan in November, 2001.
    44. Allowing opium production to resume on a massive scale after the ouster of the Taliban.
    45. Opposing an independent inquiry into the intelligence failures surrounding WMD – later, upon signing off on just such a commission, Bush claimed he was "determined to make sure that American intelligence is as accurate as possible for every challenge in the future."
    46. Saying: "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories."
    47. Trusting intelligence gathered by Vice President Cheney's and Secretary Rumsfeld's "Office of Special Plans."
    48. Spending $6.5 billion on nuclear weapons this year to develop new nuclear weapons this year – 50% more in real dollars than the average during the cold war – while shortchanging the troops on body armor.
    49. Ignoring the importance of the Middle East peace process, which has deteriorated with little oversight or strategy evident in the region.
    50. Siding with China in February, 2004 against a democratic referenda proposed by Taiwan, a notable shift from an earlier pledge to stand with "oppressed peoples until the day of their freedom finally arrives."
    51. Undermining the War on Terrorism by preemptively invading Iraq.
    52. Failing to develop a specific plan for dealing with North Korea.
    53. Abandoning the United States' traditional role as an evenhanded negotiator in the Middle East peace process.
    54. Signing a report endorsing outsourcing with thousands of American workers having their jobs shipped overseas.
    55. Instituting steel tariffs deemed illegal by the World Trade Organization – Bush repealed them 20-months later when the European Union pledged to impose retaliatory sanctions on up to $2.2 billion in exports from the United States.
    56. Promoting economic policies that failed to create new jobs.
    57. Promoting economic policies that failed to help small businesses
    58. Pledging a "jobs and growth" package would create 1,836,000 new jobs by the end of 2003 and 5.5 million new jobs by 2004—so far the president has fallen 1,615,000 jobs short of the mark.
    59. Running up a foreign deficit of "such record-breaking proportions that it threatens the financial stability of the global economy."
    60. Issuing inaccurate budget forecasts accompanying proposals to reduce the deficit, omitting the continued costs of Iraq, Afghanistan and elements of Homeland Security.
    61. Claiming his 2003 tax cut would give 23 million small business owners an average tax cut of $2,042 when "nearly four out of every five tax filers (79%) with small business income would receive less" than that amount.
    62. Passing tax cuts for the wealthy while falsely claiming "people in the 10 percent bracket" were benefiting most."
    63. Passing successive tax cuts largely responsible for turning a projected surplus of $5 trillion into a projected deficit of $4.3 trillion.
    64. Moving to strip millions of overtime pay.
    65. Not enforcing corporate tax laws.
    66. Backing down from a plan to make CEOs more accountable when "the corporate crowd" protested.
    67. Not lobbying oil cartels to change their mind about cutting oil production.
    68. Passing tax cuts weighted heavily to help the wealthy.
    69. Moving to allow greater media consolidation.
    70. Nominating a notorious proponent of outsourcing, Anthony F. Raimondo, to be the new manufacturing Czar—Raimondo withdrew his name days later amidst a flurry of harsh criticism.
    71. Ignoring calls to extend unemployment benefits with long-term unemployment reaching a twenty-year high
    72. Threatening to veto pension legislation that would give companies much needed temporary relief.
    73. Under-funding No Child Left Behind
    74. Breaking his campaign pledge to increase the size of Pell grants.
    75. Signing off on an FY 2005 budget proposing the smallest increase in education funding in nine years.
    76. Under-funding the Title I Program, specifically targeted for disadvantaged kids, by $7.2 billion.
    77. Freezing Teacher Quality State Grants, cutting off training opportunities for about 30,000 teachers, and leaving 92,000 less
    teachers trained than the president called for in his own No Child Left Behind bill.
    78. Freezing funding for English language training programs.
    79. Freezing funding for after school programs, potentially eliminating 50,000 children from after-school programs.
    80. Not leveling with Americans about the cost of Medicare – the president told Congress his new Medicare bill would cost $400 billion over ten years despite conclusions by his own analysts the bill would cost upwards of $500 billion over that period.
    81. Silencing Medicare actuary Richard Foster when his estimates for the Administration's Medicare bill were too high.
    82. Letting business associate David Halbert, who owns a company which stands to make millions from new discount drug cards, craft key elements of the new Medicare bill.
    83. Underfunding health care for troops and veterans.
    84. Allowing loopholes to persist in Mad-Cow regulations.
    85. Relaxing food labeling restrictions on health claims.
    86. Falsely claiming the restrictions on stem cell research would not hamper medical progress.
    87. Reducing action against improper drug advertising by 80 percent.
    88. Abandoning the Kyoto Treaty without offering an alternative for reducing greenhouse effect.
    89. Counting on a voluntary program to reduce emissions of harmful gasses—so far only a tiny fraction of American companies have signed up.
    90. Gutting clean air standards for aging power plants.
    91. Weakening energy efficiency standards.
    92. Relaxing dumping standards for mountaintop mining, and opening the Florida Everglades and Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest to mining.
    93. Lifting protection for more than 200 million acres of public land.
    94. Limiting public challenges to logging projects and increased logging in protected areas, including Alaska's Tongass National Forest.
    95. Weakening environmental standards for snowmobiles and other off-road vehicles while pushing for exemptions for air pollution proposals for five categories of industrial facilities.
    96. Opposing legislation that would require greater fuel efficiency for passenger cars.
    97. Reducing inspections, penalties for violations, and prosecution of environmental crimes.
    98. Misleading the public about the Washington mad cow case and the likely effectiveness of USDA's weak testing program.
    99. Withdrawing public information on chemical plant dangers, previously used to hold facilities accountable for safety improvements.
    100. Cutting grants to state and local governments in FY 2005, forcing states to make massive cuts in job training, education, housing and environment.

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    Whats funny is the clout that every one gives the President's decision making. That's like giving Phil Jackson credit for drawing up a play for Michael Jordan. Its not the coach its the players kids.

    Everyone has their own political ideals, but the truth of the matter is that the tail wags the dogs. We can blame Bush all we want for the problems of the past 8 years but we as Americans are really to blame. We can blame Clinton for signing the repeal of the Glass-Steagle act but we as Americans are to blame.

    We all believe in a system of checks and balances, yet most of us only are willing to credit one party(in some cases one man) with the successes or failures of our policies.

    I live outside this system understanding that whatever happens in this country was inevitable no matter who was in power. Since we as a people are not fearless enough to be unfased by wild claims of WMD's their is always another Iraq war looming on the horizon. Since we as a people love to snip our nose's to spite our faces, we will always be smitten by the prospect of raising taxes on the rich after a financial "crisis"(which happens about once a frigging decade, yet is always the end of the world).

    I'm a bartender, and its pretty amazing to see the tears in the eyes of Republicans as they drink and come closer and closer to the realization that Obama is going to win. Its as if they think another Democrat will never be president again. They are bitter and they hate Obama. Its as if they don't realize they are about to feel the exact same way the other 50 percent of America has felt for the past 8 years.

    It will be funny to see the same reactions from the other side somewhere in the next 4-12 years. America will move forward, it always has, and always will as long as we are the only country practicing democracy and capitalism. That will probably be true until we or the rest of the world figure out how to colonize space.

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    CaneDawg
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    I would like to **** Palin

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    purecarnagge
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    President Bush was 8 years of failed leadership...so he had to "go it alone"...

    You can't have a great economy while having an energy crisis...whats McCains energy plan... Wait its Palin... DRILL BABY DRILL...

    what a joke...that's all they got...

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    I get turned on when the MILF says "drill baby drill"

    Even though Todd Palin hates America, I still envy him

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    lol... I'd drill her too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I can't believe you endorse Obama. Do you realize what he will do to this country? Are you at all aware?
    Tell us

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms61853 View Post
    You guys are going to make it very easy for me to post nasty, nasty anti- Obama articles for the next 4 years, each day, every day if he wins.

    Enjoy.

    BTW, this expense issue has been brought up before and it's nothing.

    Meanwhile you've got Obama sucking men's dicks in the backs of cars and taking cocaine, consorting with terrorists and mobsters, and being incompetent to stop an upcoming crisis (according to his running mate), and you ignore it.
    Yes...much easier to post negative crap then anything positive...want talk about cocaine use, what about Bush using in the 70's ....and his DUI as well?? Everyday the same negative spin....interesting how you can't start a postive thread on how McCain would better the country with his vision or plan...just attack the other side when your side has nothing of value to add...

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    Anyone seen MS? oh wait night is the busiest for those pizza delivery guys.

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    thomas friendman had a great quote

    said saying drill baby drill with our energy problems and global warming is like saying

    "typewrite baby typewriter " at the start of the dotcom boom

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    McCain just attacks Obama over and over again... Obama spends 90% more time talking about actual plans and how he wants to try to move forward. McCain just attacks 90% of the time and then tries to spend 10% of his time talking about his plans, that really have no significant basis... I mean its like I want to give a tax cut... okay... to whome...the really rich mother ****ers okay...but what else? umm Obama is a muslim terrorist...see he funds Bin Ladin....

    Its like McCain doesn't know what to campaign on....

    It comes down to...is McCain tried to appeal to Moderate voters and his conservative base at the same time and he's done about the best job of royally ****ing it all up... That's what it comes down to...

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