Posted tagged ‘John McCain’

Republicans angry at Palin

October 29, 2008

So it seems in the waning days of this race to the White House Republicans are split over what should happen to Sarah Palin if they fail to capture the White House.

This is a debate which is getting public at times as we’re hearing from her aides saying “she is going rogue.” “A civil war that is simmering will break out into the open if McCain loses, and the party will have to decide what they want to be in the post-Reagan world,” said Gloria Borger, a political analyst for CNN.

Governor Sarah Palin

Governor Sarah Palin

Now some out there may say, this is just the Democrats trying to spread vicious rumors and pick apart the Republican party. I ask you to just look at Palin rallies and McCain rallies. John McCain is not filling up the places he’s speaking at. This is the man who is the Republican choice for the White House and that is not at all a good sign when his VP is getting more people than him.

When John McCain was asked about problems with his running mate he said “when two mavericks join up, we don’t agree on everything, but that’s a lot of fun.”

We’ve been hearing McCain aides calling her a “diva” and describing her as “going rogue” A top republican David Frum who worked in the Bush White House said “There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him.”

Frum goes on to say

Gov. Sarah Palin connected with neither independents nor women. She did, however, ignite the Republican base, which has come to support her passionately. And so, in this last month, the McCain campaign has Palinized itself to make the most of its last asset. To fire up the Republican base, the McCain team has hit at Barack Obama as an alien, a radical and a socialist.

Sure enough, the base has responded. After months and months of wan enthusiasm among Republicans, these last weeks have at last energized the core of the party. But there’s a downside: The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won.

It seems the Republican party has finally gone over the edge. If the Republican party nominates her for a future run, she will get all of the Republican base, I guarantee it. She might destroy others in the primaries, however when facing independents and democrats even moderate republicans would rather stay at home than vote for the extremist candidate.

John McCain hates Western Pennsylvania

October 26, 2008

So recently John Murtha (D-PA) made some statements which drew outcries from local and national media as racist.

He said “Well, they’re going to have a tough time. You know, I — there’s no question, western Pennsylvania is a racist area. When I say a racist area, I mean they — the older people are hesitant, you know, they’re slow in seeing change, real change.”

The Obama campaign moved quickly to denounce these comments, and it seemed to have died there. Sure he made another comment trying to clear his remarks but Murtha only went on to call them “rednecks.” Didn’t work out too well.

Recently John McCain was in Western Pennsylvania, and he said this at a rally….

“Sen. Obama’s supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about Western Pennsylvania lately. And you know I couldn’t agree with them more. I couldn’t disagree with you.”

…..

what?

Well he stumbled on, and decided to save himself by just saying something about patriotism and god loving. Because who hates America and god? Democrats according to John McCain.

Was this a Freudian slip? Is he just getting old?

What do you think?

John McCain Fail

John McCain Fail

Saturday Night Live: Sarah Palin RAP

October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin Rap

What do you think of it?

Better Know a Member

October 16, 2008

Today we’re here with Andy Sookram the Secretary of the College Democrats.

Chris Puntarelli: So Andy what do you do as secretary?
Andy Sookram: What do I do? Everything. I am a key component of this organization, that’s what I’m told.
CP:What brought you to college democrats?
AS: What brought me to college democrats?
CP: That was the question yes
AS: Brian standing on a table during student orientation during July 2007. I was looking for a pre law organization and I found college dems instead and Brian sold the organization to me.
CP: What are your future ambitions in the organization?
AS: I’m thinking…. I mean I’m already part of the e board, probably go higher, vice president, maybe president I don’t know time will tell. I need to see if the time is right in my life. The future is unknown.
CP: When we go to events you’re usually the only brown person out there. Do you think that the college democrats are reaching out enough to minorities?
AS: This is a tough one. In terms of our campus?
CP: In general
AS: I think they want us brown people. Us brown people don’t really find politics that interesting, because the families think we have to be bigger and better things such as doctors and pharmacists.
CP: recently Ian Rivera said that brown people are only doctors and pharmacists, would you like to address that?
AS: that is true, the majority of them that I know have desires and ambitions to become those things.

CP: So what do you do besides cd?
AS: what do I do? I have to choose my words wisely now. …… besides college democrats I do…… I enjoy watching sports, hanging out with friends and enjoying life.

CP: What do you think of the recent debates?
AS: I think that you know, both candidates still didn’t answer a single question. I think that Obama had to prove that independents voter that he’s the best candidate. He went into detail in his programs both domestic and foreign while McCain has been blabbering around and criticizing his campaign instead of what Obama does, which is lay out his plan. I don’t know what mccains healthcare policy is. How is he going to fund those things?
CP: do you like Barack because he’s also dark skinned? (more…)

Who is Joe the Plumber?

October 16, 2008

So it seems one person won last night.

Joe the Plumber

Joe the Plumber

Joe Wurzelbacher aka Joe the Plumber.

This is a man who talked to Senator Obama in Ohio about opening a business and asked him to explain his tax plans.

By the middle of the debate John was calling him his “good friend Joe.”

Funny seeing as how John McCain never met the man.

I hope now we can all move forward as a nation and I never have to hear the name Joe the Plumber again.

Moving on….

The Debate!

The pundits say Obama won, the polls say Obama won.

Talking to someone who identified herself as not interested in politics said that she believed McCain lost her vote because of the constant attacks on Obama. She said “McCain just seemed angry at Obama.”

Who won? You decide, I’ve talked enough. What are your thoughts?

Biden vs. Palin – Vice Presidential Debate

October 3, 2008

So the debate is over. Let’s start taking it apart peice by piece.

I have fact checks, and highlights.

Did Joe Biden have a gaffe? Surprisingly, no!

It seems that Sarah Palin was the attack dog tonight. She came out swinging when she pointed out that Joe Biden said Barack Obama was not ready to be commander in chief. Again quoting him saying he’d be willing to run with John McCain.

She attacked him when she stated Barack Obama voted against funding for our troops (without a time table) to which Joe counter punched by saying that John McCain himself had voted against funding for our troops. (with a time table) He went on to say John McCain was “dead wrong on the fundamental issues relating to the conduct of the war.”

When asked herself about Iraq she said she was from a team of “mavericks.” She said she along with John McCain were mavericks a lot. Last time I checked, she’s wasn’t a Maverick.

As for gaffes, well Sarah Palin twice referred to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan as General McClellan. His name is David McKiernan.
It seemed for every punch Sarah Palin threw at the more experienced Joe Biden there was a counter punch which was stronger. Palin said Obama voted to raise taxes 94 times Biden said by that ideology McCain voted “477 times to raise taxes.”

On energy Biden said that in the last 10 years McCain had voted “20 times against funding alternative energy sources and thinks, I guess, the only answer is drill, drill, drill.” (more…)

McCain “Gets ‘er Done”

September 28, 2008

A fellow Democrat remarked today that ” In choosing not to be political, John McCain is being political.”  He was referring of course, to his (or should I say his advisor’s) decision to suspend his campaign, and postpone his appearance at the Presidential Debate slated for this Friday night in Mississippi so as  to appear presidential and decisive in a time of economic crisis.  And that colleague was right, this piece of  grand melodrama was all about polishing the tarnished Republican image from a party of  amoral opportunists  whose cronyism and incompetence brought us the infamous Michael Brown of FEMA, to one of brave leaders with the wisdom to know when to stay above the fray. The irony is, that by capitalizing on the bi-partisan meeting between Obama, McCain, and Bush II with exaggerated cancelations of attack ads, the Republican Hero Machine is sounding a loud opportunistic toot.  But unfortunately these are the kind of antics that people prone to Republicanitis devour with relish.  McCain is seen by those with this unfortunately common disease to be a “no-nosense guy who rolls up his sleeves and gets to work unlike those those hoighty-toighty Liberals who want to talk about everything, with logic.”  So, while we Democrats make light of stunts pulled by the opposition, we fail to see the evil brilliance of the Republican strategy; appeal to blue-collar “get ‘er done” values while  lining their pockets with campaign contributions from people who  have made life for the meat-and-potatoes American as difficult as it is today. And, as an added benefit, John McCain can avoid having his ass handed to him by a guy who used to edit the Harvard Review–a guy who probably knows a thing or two about winning a debate based on logic. I’m looking forward to the counterpunch from the good guys, here we go.