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McCain picks Palin: AP

Published: Fri, August 29, 2008 @ 10:53 a.m.


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GOP TICKET: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain smiles after introducing his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in Dayton.

DENVER (AP) - John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, two senior campaign officials told The Associated Press on Friday.

A formal announcement was expected within a few hours at a campaign rally in swing-state Ohio.

Palin, 44, is a self-styled hockey mom and political reformer who has been governor of her state less than two years.

Palin's selection was a stunning surprise, as McCain passed over many other better known prospects, some of whom had been the subject of intense speculation for weeks or months.

At 44, she is a generation younger that Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, who is Barack Obama's running mate on the Democratic ticket.

She is three years Obama's junior, as well — and McCain has made much in recent weeks of Obama's relative lack of experience in foreign policy and defense matters.


1nette4u(8 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago


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2JeffLebowski(953 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

He should have just run without a running mate and had a raffle the on Jan. 19th to pick a VP. Picking someone with no federal experience to run the Senate just doesn't add up to me.

On another hand she is hot.

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3valleyred(1103 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Great pick by Johnny Mac!


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4cambridge(4158 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

The list of Republican Senators and Congressmen that are not showing up at the Republican convention is longer than the one's that will. All of the one's running for reelection are trying to distance themselves from Bush/McCain and are not attending. I think it's just what it came down to.

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5DoctorGonzo(728 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

I like the pick. She is not a D.C. lobbyist wh**re, she has gone against big oil several times and she truly is the definition of change. I like Biden too, but all his skeletons will be on display over the next few months. He is an absolute liar, has been caught, and I thought we were looking for change.
Her lack of federal experience puts her roughly 6 months behind Obama.

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6JeffLebowski(953 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Come on, Doc. I'm no Obamaniac (especially where his level of experience is concerned) but just living in a major metro like Chicago let alone representing it would foster a better understanding of the complexities of government (be it local, state or fed) when compared to being mayor of Grundel, Alaska or governor of the state for a relatively brief while. She may well be a fine woman but there isn't a comparison with respect to experience. She did do a good thing with the whole bridge fiasco but even that seems like a no-brainer.

Also, if she were a DC lobbyist McCain would have already been having an affair with her like the one that got swept under the rug a few months ago...you can't s*** where you eat.

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7cambridge(4158 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Before her 18 months as governor of a state with a smaller population than some neighborhoods in this country she was mayor of a town with 8000 people.

McCain is 72 years old. He could drop dead straining to take a dump and she would be the one to step in to be commander and chief.

Bottom line, out of the 10's of millions of Republicans in this country, she is the best McCain could come up with.

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8DoctorGonzo(728 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

The complexities of government entail keeping the hidden socialistic norms under the rug in america. The richest stay rich, the poorest get pandered to, and the families making 100k-300k pay for everything and get nothing.
I like that fact that she is a relative unknown and has no experience in the dealing of US government.
So when that first bill goes to vote in the senate and all the silver spoon senators vote on it, maybe she'll ask why there are two addendums for oil company tax breaks written in by Ted Kennedy, and a tax break for placing employees in India written by senator DeWine.
Everyone wants change, well this is the biggest change I have seen offered thus far.
All the experience in the world governing large populations only teaches these politicians how to keep their pockets fat while telling the ignorant how bad it is or how much they will accomplish for you.
But keep voting as you do and tell me how much better things are in the future.

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9DoctorGonzo(728 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Affairs are a prerequisite for being a politician these days aren't they?

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10andersonathan(687 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

It is amazing maybe if you haven't heard about her try Google or Wikipedia, She is a new fresh face and very non Washington. Her experience and what she has done equals what BHO has done at least she applied herself as a Governor and did not jump into running for president. No big church with some racist pastors, no move on people. Want first hand knowledge of a person who told your big oil that they can pay more as Alaska's oil and gas was making millions. If you lived their you would be getting around 1200 dollars very soon. Not even like the windfall obama is proposing his is going straight into government. Save the bears and antelope? Shoot them in her book NRA member hunter fishing she does it and is a black belt. At least if you hunting with her you won't get shot. She and her husband ran a commercial fishing company her is a steel worker works on the north slope in Alaska on oil rigs. So i think between those two: guns, religion and blue collar enough for me.

The biggest thing is she is number 2 on the ticket She is Joe Biden on obama. Biden with his 32 years in the senate seems like the same old Washington to me. Delaware in size to Alaska don't go there. And she is in charge of Alaska. Both have sons in military.

If you think health care is why you want to vote for obama get ready. he can not give you health care he will how ever tax you then tell you your getting it. So lets talk taxes Carter and my hero Bill Clinton. Carter one of the highest taxing presidents we have ever had. The reason ever one ran him out. Bill raised taxes to do things he did. obama is headed down the same trail and will most likely take about 24-32 percent pushing 32% if you want health care so think real hard before you go that way.

Nixon didn't he visit Dallas right before Kennedy was killed? said we are pulling out then dropped a lot of bombs and he was a insecure little man hence Watergate. Regan well bonzo describes him and the billions spent in the cold war well Russia moved back into Georgia. 1st bush CIA 2nd Bush KID. McCain ran against him they are not that close in policy but McCain is a firm believer in supporting America leader. If Bush new the words VETO, NATO, BOMB YOU LIKE MY DADDY DID! Plus, 9/11, war, Katrina, more war, Gustaf.

I will vote for my first republican ever, this will include family members. obama can deliver a speech and if you follow politics the initials GS, he is some one you do not want near a American president and obama is in his wallet so i will stick to religion and my guns.

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11helenbyr(2 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

When I think of the choosing of Sarah Palin for the Vice Presidency of the United States of America, I still seem to think that this is a joke from John McCain. He is soon going to appear on the Jay Leno Show and announce that is is just a gag. It is just John McCain being humorous.

John McCain has put the security of a nation and the well being of the world at risk in order to try to win an election.
It is tragic to abandon a political party because of one self-centered irresponsible decision. But no American that loves this country will vote to make Sarah Palin the Vice President of the United States.
Never in my life have I felt so disgusted by a political choice.

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12apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

I've got to agree with Helen. This has to be a joke! Of course finding a woman in the Republican party who IS qualified to be president (or VP) is nearly impossible since it is mainly white males who make up the party.

But, I'm amazed that Republicans aren't outraged at this pick. She certainly doesn't have the education (U of Idaho) work experience (sportscaster) and political experience (2 years as Gov) that should be required of someone this close to the presidency.

Another poster above tried to compare Alaska and Delaware and said "don't go there". Sorry to burst your bubble but Delaware is much more populous than Alaska so you are correct "don't go there"! But knowing such things would require actually checking the facts and that might take a minute or two.

Republicans must be having a hard time holding back the laughs at Palin as the VP pick. She's only there to try and get the Hillary voters not because she's qualified.

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13cambridge(4158 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

McCain has been in Washington since the Dead Sea was sick. Since he likes to brag about his ability to reach across the isle he has worked with thousands of Republicans and Democrates alike. After working with all of these officials the most qualified pick he could come up with is the Governor for 18 months of a state with less than 630,000 people that he first met only 6 months ago.

Gov. Palin might be a fine person but most Americans live in urban areas that present their own special problems that she has no reference to. She also admits to no foreign policy experience.

It is obvious that McCain picked her to get the "Clinton woman's vote". 18 million women didn't vote for Clinton. 18 million voters voted for her. That includes men. I don't believe the women that did vote for Clinton did so because they have the same body parts. They voted for her because of her views on the issues, which the last time I checked were the same as Obamas.

McCain picked Palin to appease women but insulted them instead.

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14CBDactivist(125 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

VP choices typically don't swing presidential elections. As to John McCain being 72 and she is just a heartbeat away, we are all only a heart beat away. Here is something really spookey, no matter who wins, is something would to happen to either the Pres or VP as is currently the situation we would have Nacny P as president! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! ! ! !

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15blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

ummmmmmmm. . . . . How ill informed most of you are. Palin has 10, count them, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, years more experience than Obama bin Laden,the democrap canidate who has links to William Ayers a domestic terrorist.

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16dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

you say we are ill informed blkpride? You believe everything in McCain's ads on tv. Did you do research to know Obama has links with Ayers? 10 years of experience? Really? Amazing.

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17Mimi2BC(147 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

blkpride.... I'm utterly confused, you aren't for Obama and yet you support Mayor Williams? Somebody must have stolen your keyboard today!

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18blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

mimi what does one have to do with the other? You must be one of those blind party dems.

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19blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago


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20dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

OBAMA BIDEN 2008 for a BETTER U.S.A!!!!!

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21andersonathan(687 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Some times i think I am read a leftist blog "WOW" flip it to around "MOM" it is cold in Alaska and with those looks we know why she has 5 kids, she knew the lastkid had downs and Chose to keep, her daughter is Keeping hers also. Sure She is Pro-Life so feminist and lot of Dem's female voters will look at that. It is a Issue and you BHO supports abortion up till a due date.

Biden brought in a little over 9000 votes before dropping out for the second time. And has been in the senate longer than McCain so maybe he was involved some how around the time of Adam and eve?

Obama biden ticket has the 2 most liberal people ever on a ticket. That alone should say something.

national security issue? Alaska has more borders and land mass than you can imagine. And who says some one won't go for the oil pipe line and the new gas line being built. It would cripple us. some times I think we are so caught up in our thinking Ohio is not the "East Coast" go live there people are different, we are not the "South" either and the world does not evolve around us. in fact we are compared the middle of NYC and Chicago.

I don't need a inner city president or vice president. And this p-diddy comments on Alaska shows the mentality of thinking Americans have handed this man millions and the best he can think of is wondering if Alaska has crime and crack? Didn't the Libs teach him you need crack in America so we can employ cops and prisons?

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22blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

John Glenn (DEMOCRAT) said this ----- It should make us all think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January. In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January. That's just one America n city, about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't have started this war, tell them the following :

FDR (DEMOCRAT) led us into World War II. Germany never attacked us; Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ... an average of 112,500 per year.

Truman (DEMOCRAT) finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ... an average of 18,334 per year.

John F. Kennedy (DEMOCRAT) started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.

Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ... an average of 5,800 per year.

Clinton (DEMOCRAT) went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Suda n and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

This one is a fact that makes me mad as hell.

In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and, North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. And the Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking.

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23blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

But Wait, There's more.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno (DEMOCRAT) to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation .

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton (DEMOCRAT) to find the Rose law firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB! The Military morale is high!
The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts.
But Wait ....There's more!

JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor - January 26, 2004)

Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one man's explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
'How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?'

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): 'I s erved 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank. I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day . .. to a veteran's hospital and look those men ... with their mangled bodies .. in the eye, and tell THEM they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee ... and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DAD'S didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery , where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags . You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you have the gall to tell ME that those people didn't have a job?
W hat about Metzenbaum? For those who don't remember During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA.

Now he's a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.


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24nette4u(8 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

President Bush shouldn't have started this war!!!

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25dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

I agree with you there nette4u. The war over there is pointless. You can't change a country that has had the same culture for all of it's exsistance. I mean how would Americans feel if someone came into our country and force their way of life on us? War is never good. It just a power struggle for power hungry people. This war will keep going if McCain is President!
I do believe in country first! Lets stop spending 10 billion dollars a month in Iraq, and start spending it here in the USA! Lets put it into our school, since eduction it so highly reguarded and required. The government to to starting showing it be support it much more then they do!

For blkpride: You have your mind made up, and so do alot of other people. So no matter what you post on here, it is NOT going to change my mind!!!

OBAMA BIDEN 2008 The ONLY way to have the BEST FUTURE possible in the USA!

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26blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

I hope not. God help us and our economy if they do get into office. I personally do not wan't to be the Soviet Republic of the United States with their EXTREME LEFT wing policies.

dmets please refer to history. I do think your party has the blood on their hands for putting this counrty into NEEDLES wars and combat. Read the above post. But I guess that you don't want to hear that.

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27blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

nett: bush did not start this war he is finishing it. he brought the fight to the enemy instead of letting them attack anymore sheep like yourself. you are welcome for the protection that our country provides you.

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28blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago


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29dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

See blkpride i don't vote a straight democratic tickets. Not at all. I don't need to look back at history. I look at the present times. I see that McCain vote with 90% of the time. He does not think there is a problem with the economy. People making 5vmillon and above are good. He doesn't care about the middle class! He is looking to get rid of it all together. He doesn't know what it means to be middle class or poor. But Obama does understand where the middle class and poor are coming from. He been there, done that. McCain has the same old veiws. Let the rich get richer, while the poor get poorer. And the middle class, doesn't seem to care about us at all.
All so how can you say Bush did not start this war? You are refering to 9/11, right? The Iraq people did not come over here and bomb us. They were a group of people from dirrerent countries. The only person they should have been after was Bin Laden! Bush went over there to start a war with a sense of revenge for his father. It was all political! He is not finishing anything cause we are still over there and will be way past him being done in office. Especially if McCain is president. They will never leave in his term either!

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30blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

dmets obama's economic policies will devour the middle class! and as far as the war you have obviously have never researched the middle east other than what is shown to you on tv. is that how you do your research? it is obviously how you learned simple economics.

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31blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Obama is big oil. He did vote for a 2005 energy bill backed by President Bush that included billions in subsidies for oil and natural gas production. McCain opposed the bill on grounds it included unnecessary tax breaks for the oil industry. Flip flop liar does not even know where he stands. Are you for or against big oil obama?!?!?!? Wow a total lying contrast than what is spewing out of his lying libral mouth now.

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32dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Big Oil? Omaba is? What do you think McCain is or better yet Palin lives in the Big Oil state. So who are you calling big oil? Wrong person wrong ticket! Omaba is the one going after the big oil companies, not McCain. Talk about flip flopping? How about McCain who said he would stay in Iraq for 100 years if he had to, and now he claims to have a plan on getting our troops out of there. Yeah tell another lie McCain!

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33DoctorGonzo(728 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago


"Big Oil? Omaba is? What do you think McCain is or better yet Palin lives in the Big Oil state. So who are you calling big oil? Wrong person wrong ticket! Omaba is the one going after the big oil companies, not McCain. Talk about flip flopping?"

What is a big oil state?

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34dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Tomcat: You might want to go read this, then tell me you are still comfortable with Palin.

blkpride you might want to read it too!


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35TB(1167 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

I seem to remember Clinton sending troops into Somalia. I also remember him ordering attacks into Afghanistan and Sudan to target terrorists, both direct responses to embassy bombings. So basically, Tomcat is a liar everyone, or at the least, uninformed.
You can all use this for quick reference as needed.

The Cole bombing occurred nearly at the end of Clinton's term of office, in October of 2000. He was a little busy dealing with a scandal at the time. A reward was offered for information about the bombing. In 2002, the man who was suspected of planning the bombing was killed by the CIA. I'm guessing some of those CIA agents working on the case were in the CIA during the Clinton presidency.

He also ordered military strikes against Saddam Hussein's military sites for not complying with UN regulations, not to mention military actions in Haiti and the Balkans.

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36TB(1167 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Also, here's one I forgot to post again in response to Tomcat.

It only took two years to kill the guy responsible for planning the Cole bombing. While I agree that it was a tragedy, the Cole bombing resulted in around 60 casualties and a damaged warship.

When looking at 9/11 and the thousands dead, I'm wondering...where's Osama Bin Laden?

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37blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

he is running for president Obama osama

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38Mimi2BC(147 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

"mimi what does one have to do with the other? You must be one of those blind party dems"

Actually, I'm a registered Republican and have been for 20 years. I was commenting on your inconsistencies across various threads.

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39nette4u(8 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Thank you mimi... blkpride is full of it.
dmets...tell it like it is.

Here's how I see it... Mclain to me it's like Bush... I don't vote party... I hear, see what's going on...make my own freaking opinion.... as far as I see it McClain will follow Bush polices should I say he will do as the Bush's ask...he's own... I'm ready for a change... I will take my chances with Obama/Biden... how ironic the next president and vice president sound like the terrorist name that Bush can't seem to find with all those troops over there...and can't seem to help AMERICA. Stop spending 10 billions over seas and help the AMERICANS!!!! OH... FORGOT OIL... where Palin is from... they will so control her. When, how, where Mr. McCain??? Just tell me what to do!!!

Long Live The Dream!!!! OBAMA BIDEN 2008 The ONLY way to have the BEST FUTURE possible in the USA!

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40blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

a bad dream

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41blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

docgonza good for you on catching the obama'a name spelled wrong. but you are too blind to read into why the letters were flip flopped! another example of a blind dem. I'll give you a little gold star for noticing though. good boy!

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42blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

what inconsistencies mimi my-o-my?

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43blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

doc You are not blind demts is. sorry that last post was not clear.

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44dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

blkpride if im blind, your pot calling the kettle black!

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45MD1533(25 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Sarah, you go girl...your great for the women of this country and your great for America! I'm a Former U.S. Marine and served 4 years honorably for our country and have been a life long Democrate but we're voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin in November! She's a breath of fresh air that this country needs! Vets for McCain/Palin! Period! Semper Fi!

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46Ken(153 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Let's see now...O'Bama is for change and he picks long time Washington insider Biden. McCain is supposed to be too old and too entrenched with Bush and he picks a fresh new face. Which one is for chance?!?!?!?
Also, if experience is an issue with Palin, how much experience does O'Bama have?

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47Mimi2BC(147 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

blkpride..... read your own posts, I know I sure do. I'll start actually taking anything you say seriously once you quit slamming other posters and start making some valid arguments. Your posts have no point and they generally focus on other posters..... "blind dems", "whitey keeping you down", etc.... Say something, anything of merit.

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48dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

I don't see Sarah Palin as great for woman. Don't get me work she does have power. But I think she is bitting off more then she can chew with the ages of her children. I don't see her being able to balance Tthe VP post and truely being there for her family. That's just my opinion, and i'm sure I will get slammed for it.

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49apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

How much experience does Obama have? Well, Ken, nearly a decade in the Illinois legislature, 4 years in the US Senate, Harvard law grad, and community activist.

Palin was mayor of small city in Alaska. The size of North Lima. Less than 2 years as Governor of the 47th smallest state by population and of course sportscaster and PTA Mom. U of Idaho grad.

I think the experience choice is very clear.

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50VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Sarah Palin has more moxie and executive experience than Obama and Biden combined. She and McCain are experienced leaders who will lower taxes and reduce the size of our government. Obama will increase the size of our government, increase taxes, drive our country into socialism and could become the first minority President to serve one term and lose to a woman opponent. We don't need a one term mess on our hands...we need leadership!

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51apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, right Vindyak, the Republicans have done a great job of shrinking government over the past 8 years. Deficits larger than at any time in history, billions for Iraq, no energy policy, tax cuts for the wealthy that have killed state and local governments. We need more of this kind of conservtism......NOT!

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52apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Are you also keeping a straight face when you claim that ex-sportscaster and PTA Mom Palin has more executive experience than Obama and Biden combined. You're kidding right? A big joke? Mayor of a city smaller than Hubbard. Governor of a state with less people than Chicago, far less. One of the least populous states in the country. (47th) There are more people in Northeast Ohio than in all of Alaska. Did she also deploy the Alaskan National Guard to save a whale or two?

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53JeffLebowski(953 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

October 2nd, debate time. No teleprompters or cheering (mumbling?)old, rich, white people. No chance to vilify the media for reporting on your family and then (literally) minutes later bringing them out on stage like pawns. No luxury of leaving out the most important issue in this race, the economy. No points for cute comments and puns written by a speechwriter to make you look better. No free pass when you look confused talking about emerging energy sources and foreign diplomacy. No awkward hug at the end from a guy you've met twice that is using you to pander to the American public.

Just you and a 35 year veteran of the Senate that is also Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and (hopefully) no longer afraid to expose you for what you are (or painfully are not) regardless of your gender. Enjoy the next 4 weeks...at least you'll get to travel to some of the places in this country that you claim to know so much about.

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54apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Very well put Mr Lebowski.

Palin claims to have said no to the bridge and yet was for it originally. Until she found out the money couldn't be gotten.

Not one mention in Palin's written (not by her) and teleprompted speech of Health care or the environment or the economy but plenty of Obama bashing. But that is all the Republicans have since the pathetic last 8 years have shown us what trickle down Republican economics works.

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55TB(1167 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Way to ignore me calling you out Tomcat. Just glaze over it.
Sounds like the McCain campaign! Need a source...just look here! (Hopefully the Washington Post is credible enough)


For those of you who won't click, here's the best part. I copied and pasted from the article.
'Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain's presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.

"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."'

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56ysugrad1999(46 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

She's a solid choice for job, although they will have huge hurdles to jump as she is virtually unknown to most average Americans.
I like her, because she doesn't strike me as the average wealthy elitists we see holding most of our federally elected posts. I hope this means she will not be easily influenced by the special interests!
Her youthful appearence, accompanied by her poise and confidence in front of a crowd is very impressive. Her speech at the RNC was loaded with clever one-liners. She also was made to look very human by putting her whole family on the TV for us to view...despite the pregnant teen daughter and the obvious negatives that can be used against her.
Lets give her a chance and see what she can do over the next three months!

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57TB(1167 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

because clever one liners, especially the one about Obama not stating policy, should be the focus of the speech?

you do know she didn't write that speech right?

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58TB(1167 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

If you'd like some one-liners, straight from the mouths of people working for John McCain, Fox News, and Mrs. Palin herself, PLEASE follow this link.


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59TB(1167 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Last post for the evening and last link

Here is a page that fact checks things said during some of the speeches made at the Republican National Convention.

If you want to be an informed voter, please read.

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60hafniumcarbide(17 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

What about Palin's decision with the Matanuska Maid Dairy? It doesn't seem to get much coverage and I think it gives a pretty good picture of what kind of judgment she has.


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61blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

Judgement?!?! You want to argue judgement?!?!?! HMMMMMM my name is Obama and I like to attend church service where they preach racism!!!! Sorry, Obama has you all fooled.

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62dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 11 months ago

blkpride He does not attented that church anymore and has not done so for a long time now. You talk about others bringing your people down? What do you think you are doing to Obama? And the effect it has on your people?

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63blkpride(186 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

OH he hasn't attended that church for a long time now?!?!? OK let's just forget about it and forgive him for being a racist. He must have changed his views since then. Oh wow!!! Another example of him filp flopping.

And what's this YOUR PEOPLE?!?!?! Thats what I can't stand is YOU PEOPLE telling me what is best for MY POEPLE. Please. You must live in some suburb surrounded by YOUR PEOPLE. The reality is dmets, MY PEOPLE are self defeating and do not take advantage of the opportunities they have.

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64dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

blkpride: You don't know anything about me. I was born and raised in Youngstown. The is noe race, they are not your people and my people. We are all just people. You devided to break down into groups. I have friends of all difference races, gender, creed, and sexual prefences. I treat them all with the same respect as each other. So don't sit there at ther computer think two know anything about me!

On and by the way your two, McCain Palin, are not so lily white either. Everyone has a past! It's just who has the worse skeltons in their closet.

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65dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

blkpride: You don't know anything about me. I was born and raised in Youngstown. There is one race, there is not your people and my people. We are all just people. You decided to break it down into groups. I have friends of all difference races, gender, creed, and sexual prefences. I treat them all with the same high respect. So don't sit there at your computer and think for two seconds you know anything about me!

Oh and by the way your two, McCain Palin, are not so lily white either. Everyone has a past! It's just who has the worse skeltons in their closet.

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66hafniumcarbide(17 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Wow, angry much? I was just wondering what others thought of her decision to try to keep it open, nothing about Obama.

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67CommonSense(6 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

This comment board is EXACTLY what the next 4 years will be like is Obama is put in office. Racism, hatred,control, power, black vs. white, absolute diversity in many shapes and forms. Everything else will always be on a back burner and we (all Americans) will never be any furhter than where we are today. God help us!

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68apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

CommonSense doesn't have any. Obama has support from all ethnic groups, all colors, all ages, and all genders.

McBush and the Republicans are nearly all white males. Palin was a blatant and desperate attempt to attract Hillary voters using a woman the diametric opposite of Hillary and completely unqualified. Even the Republican pundits when off camera have admitted that.

The choice is simple really. Either 4 more years of the same policies that Bush gave us or return to the Clinton economy.

An easy choice really.

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69cambridge(4158 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

I found some things about our hockey mom.

She requested 750 million in special federal funding. The most per-capita of any state.

Wanted the bridge to nowhere until it was ridiculed by congress. Took 27 million to build the approach to the bridge that isn't being built.

She received 651 votes to be elected Mayor. I think I had more trick or treaters last year. She fired the than current police chief that had backed her opponent.

She does not believe in birth control. Had her first child less than eight months after getting married.

Said she sold the state jet on Ebay at a profit. Jet was sold by a broker at a loss.

Does not believe global warming is even partially man made.

Believes "Iraq is Gods task for America."

Read her speech from a teleprompter that was written by a Bush speech writer. No mind of her own?

Forcing delays on investing of her firing official that refused to fire her ex-brother in law until after the election.

So this is the Republican ticket that can fix the damage that the last Republican ticket caused.

This is the Republican ticket that will keep terrorist out of America but they couldn't keep code pink out of their convention.

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70ytownoptimist(86 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Regarding the comment that Obama as president would be divisive: do you not think that the country is divisive now due to the type of campaigning (fear) that Rove & Bush perfected? Palin is extremely divisive by virture of her strong right wing religious, creationist viewpoints. She has already proven to bring out extreme voices and comments on both sides of the fence. McSame & Palin sooo aren't a uniting cause.

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71Wolverine442(5 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

It is insulting to my intelligence that by simply putting Palin on the ticket would capture my vote. McCain did a disservice to his integrity as a a so-called maverick by letting the party bully him into this pick. I have a feeling that when the party insiders got wind of a possible Lieberman or Romney pick, he was marched down to the principals office (Karl Rove) and told in no uncertain terms to "get in line" behind a more conservative pick or else he couldn't count on more money from the right flowing into his campaign. I'm sorry but as a free thinking individual i will not be voting on wedge issues such as abortion, guns and gay marriage this time around. None of those outweigh the most concerning issue of this election or time, the Economy. Does anyone honestly think, that by voting on these wedge issues alone, we will get ahead as a community? It can only serve to divide us further. Can banning guns or allowing them solve the problem on the south side? NO, reversing the economic trend first can do more good in getting guns off the streets. The evidence clearly shows that people with stable and growing economic conditions are far less likely to be involved in violent crime. Does the Pro-life/Pro-choice argument get us anywhere in solving teen pregnancy? NO, again stabilize the economy and provide an atmosphere where people can actually get ahead, (not working at the local burger joint)and I guarantee you abortion rates will drop. All of these little issues can only be looked at after we get our economy back on track. The biggest threat to our way of life and economy right now is CHINA. They manipulate their economy as they see fit, and we suffer the consequences. We borrow endless amounts of money from them to pay endless amounts of money to the arab states, that TOTALLY HATE US! I have no faith that Palin has any inkling or shred of knowledge on how are deficit, our markets, our military or our state department, actually function. A 72 year old heartbeat stand between a maverick president and a rookie if we choose McCain. Are you willing to bet the farm on that?

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72xytown(63 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Vote Obama or McCain you ain't gettin NO change!



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73dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Well put Wolverine 442! I also don't like the idea that Palin is part of a Bible trumping religon. She herself said the war in Iraq was "God's will". Come on are you serious? You can not bring religion into politics, especially about something so hugh! I believe that McCain and Palin will keep running the US into ground, and pick up where Bush left off. The on thing the will CHANGE, is going from BAD to WORSE!


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74ysugrad1999(46 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Oh my Apollo, return us to the Clinton economy!!!!!! He's the one that gave us NAFTA. Can you say 7.1% unemployment in Ohio? I hardly think Clinton economics are the answer.

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75ysugrad1999(46 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Is Nadar running this year? We need more options than just the 'business as usual' two party system we're spoon fed every four years. All we have to chose from are the lesser of two evils. The whole two party system and electoral college system are broken!

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