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McCain camp hits a new low…disgusting!

Excerpts from Palin and McCain speeches:

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On the day when the McCain campaign released a new attack ad not-so-subtly titled “Dangerous,” Sarah Palin made a concerted effort to use words like “fearful” and “afraid” to describe Barack Obama, signaling her campaign’s decision to make the election a referendum on Obama’s character, rather than the issues facing the country.

“I am just so fearful that this is not a man who sees America the way that you and I see America—as the greatest source of good in this world,” Palin said at a rally this morning in Clearwater, Fla.

“I’m afraid this is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to work with a former domestic terrorist who had targeted his own country. This, ladies and gentlemen, has nothing to do with the kind of change anyone can believe in—not my kids, not for your kids.”

Palin has devoted a significant portion of every one of her stump speeches in recent days to lamenting that the “filter of the mainstream media” has not given her a chance to do what she really wants to do: talk about the issues. But in filter-free forums across the country, Palin continues to speak in generalities about where she and John McCain want to take the country, calling for tax cuts, winning the wars, and reforming government, while providing very few details on how she would accomplish those goals.

Instead, Palin has increasingly focused her remarks on tearing down Obama.

“Either do the math or just go with your gut,” Palin said at a rally here this morning. “Either way you’re going to come up with the same conclusion — Barack Obama is gonna raise your taxes. So there’s a pattern here of a left-wing agenda that is packaged and prettied up to look like mainstream policies.”

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If Palin had done HER math, and if she had some common-sense (which no one in the McCain campaign seems to have), she would have known that Obama would cut taxes for 95% of the American public. Thats something.   Here’s what McCain has started vomiting

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“I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people,” McCain will say according to prepared text sent out by his campaign. “And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn’t seek advice from a Chicago politician.”

McCain delivered the remarks at a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the hardly-fought battleground state where the latest CNN poll of polls shows the Arizona senator trailing slightly.

“My opponent’s touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned,” McCain also said. “For a guy who’s already authored two memoirs, he’s not exactly an open book. It’s as if somehow the usual rules don’t apply, and where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he is above all that.”

The new language is part of the McCain campaign’s effort to move away from the country’s economic crisis as the primary narrative on the campaign trail, aides told CNN’s Dana Bash earlier Monday. McCain, the aides say, will try to reframe the economic issue into an overall theme that Obama is still a virtual unknown, and is not the right person to steer the country through its current financial turmoil.

“All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government? What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama?” McCain said.

The Obama campaign quickly responded to the comments, calling McCain the “one truly angry candidate in this race.

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Angry, he truly is. See this previous post on this blog

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October 7, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michigan Republican: McCain pulling “dumbass stunt”

I saw this around on WordPress on this nice blog:

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Not all Michigan Republicans are thrilled with John McCain:

“If you are going to end visits to the state by McCain/ Palin, do it,” urged Jack Waldvogel, Chairman of the Emmet County GOP in a message obtained by Politico.  “Just don’t formally announce that you are ‘pulling out’ of Michigan, and then come back two days later asking the base core of support to ‘keep working.’  What a slap in the face to all the thousands of people who have been energized by the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket. I’ve been involved in County Party politics and organization for 40 years, and this is the biggest dumbass stunt I have ever seen.”

Waldvogel added later in the message: “He has given up on our State? What a total and complete crock of crap. Again, I think McCain owes the Republicans and the People of Michigan a HUGE APOLOGY. SOON!”

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October 6, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New DNC ad on what McCain himself said in 2000 on negative ads

October 6, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Obama ad in anticipation of McCain’s smear campaign

Amidst reports that the McCain campaign is readying a new assault on Obama, by linking him to terrorists, talking about his character and shift focus away from the economy, Obama camp has come up with this new ad:

October 5, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Realtime poll: Which battleground states do you think would go to Obama?

Voting for multiple options is allowed

October 5, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, polls | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bloggers! Gear up for the next wave of dirty McCain attacks!

We did it the first time, when McCain made a purely political choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. More than energising the Republican base, Palin’s selection motivated the Obama base even more. We put up latest news, blew whistles on false McCain ads, called Palin’s bluff and pointed out her ineptitude to lead this country everytime we got the chance. Bloggers all around the web got geared up, energised and did all we could to get Obama back in the polls. In just one week, Obama’s numbers went from -5% to +5% in national polls, and he reclaimed several battleground states. Experts attribute exclusively to the failing economy, but I dont see it that way. The role of the blog world cannot be diminished.

Now is the time for more action once again. Amidst reports by Washington Post that McCain campaign is readying for the next wave of negative campaign ads, Palin continued her critiscism of Obama by calling him reckless and unpatriotic. The same charges, trying to scare folks all over. This is what she said at a fundraiser in Colorado today:

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“Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.” She also said, “This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.”

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Other statements from the McCain campaign point to a broader strategy to Swift-Boat Obama and get away with it. Like this one by the idiot Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for McCain campaign.

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“On a day when new reports have surfaced about Barack Obama’s long association with a domestic terrorist, our Democratic opponent had the audacity to call John McCain’s health care plan ‘radical.’ The American people know radical when they hear it, and John McCain is not the candidate in this election they should be concerned about,”

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Its time for us to gear up and start out a guerilla campaign once again. Here’s a list of some liberal blogs that I feel everyone should check every day to get new updates about the political scene. Bookmark them. Spread the word as much as possible.

Huffington Post

Daily Kos

Talking Points Memo

Liberal Oasis

AmericaBlog

Also, here is a site that should help you make some fast Fact Checks:

Fact Check

Fight the Smears

Here’s a list of some conservative blogs:

Best 25 conservative blogs

The attack is coming. Get ready!

October 5, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

New Obama ad: McCain taxing healthcare for the FIRST TIME EVER

October 4, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 10 reasons why Sarah Palin turned me off in yesterday’s debate

10) Her saying “Gotcha” and “Betcha” made me wonder whether she’d talk like that with the Prime Minister of Spain…or would she?

9) That “Joe-6 pack” thing…Well, I’d really have someone with half a brain than six packs…look where those Joe 6-packs of this administration have landed America in the last eight years!

8) That dumb woman criticized Obama’s policies.

7) Was she reading out of her prepared notes? Well, that was a down-turner….duh!

6) Her repeated use of the word MAVERICKS. We saw how a maverick (read: McCain) behaves, in the last two months. Choosing a completely inexperienced, ignorant woman to be the next President, gambling with the economy by politicizing the issue to the highest extent and just acting plain stupid on several occasions. A maverick is just a pretty word for being irresponsible, gut (rather than brain) reactive and completely intolerant of other’s opinion, with a firm fixation on one’s own.

5) Her suggestion over the past few weeks that her being the governor of Alaska for one and half years makes her an expert on energy. That is outrageous. Its like saying I have a heart, so I am a heart surgeon. Ridiculous! She wouldn’t even be able to name the crops used for biofuel production (NOT EVEN CORN!!, despite being so corny)

4) Her blatant affirmation of Dick Cheney’s correctness on the role and the power of the Vice-President. Beware guys, here comes the next Cheney!

3) She did not answer the healthcare point raised by Biden. Would McCain be really taxing my healthcare? If thats the case, oh hell!

2) She never gave any specifics…the answers were too general. I “betcha” she did not know half a thing of what she was talking. Her handlers have successfully converted her into a chirping parrot. She says the “key words” and hopes that people will trust America and the world to be safe in her hands. Someone please stop her!

and the top reason why she turned me off…

1) She is on ticket with John McCain!!!!!!!!!!!!

(For more information on who John McCain REALLLLY is, please go down and take a look at some of the videos on my blog…)

Obama ’08!!

October 4, 2008 Posted by | general, humor, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

61 Nobel Laureates endorse Obama

According to a news article on Nature, 61 Nobel prize winners have endorsed Obama and his vision for science – the largest scientific endorsement in any presidential election so far. In 2004, John Kerry got endorsed from 48 Nobel laureates. An excerpt from the article follows:

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As political and financial leaders in the United States struggled on Thursday to contain the meltdown on Wall Street, presidential contender Barack Obama released an 11-page “plan for science and innovation” that outlined aggressive investments in science and technology. The proposal includes a doubling of funding over ten years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Obama supporters range from James Watson, a 1962 Nobel prize winner in physiology or medicine, to two of last year’s winners in physiology or medicine, Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies. In an “open letter to the American people,” they write: “The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness. We are convinced that Senator Barack Obama is such a leader.”

The Obama plan contains more specific details on science policies than had been released previously (see the questions he answered for Nature on related topics here: http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080903/full/455446a.html). For instance, he plans to restore the presidential science advisor to a position that reports directly to the president; details a “fast track” system to permit international students who study at US universities to begin working in the United States without having to return home first; emphasizes research into “smart grids” to improve efficiency in the nation’s electrical distribution system; and talks of strengthening the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s hub for cutting-edge research.

Besides the NIH, agencies that would benefit from funding increases would include the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As a senator, John McCain has voted in favour of such increases in the physical sciences, under the rubric of the popular America COMPETES Act.

Some of the Nobelists supporting Obama say they did so because they want change after eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration, during which researchers have complained of manipulation of science for political ends. “We need new and visionary leadership,” says Bob Horvitz, a biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. “Senator Obama will engage top scientists in our nation’s great challenges.”

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics, Science and Technology | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Ten reasons why Palin cancels her debate

This, from Huffington Post

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10. Suspicious Russian tourists spotted across the Bering strait in Dezhnevo

9. Wrasslin’ a bear

8. Learns Tina Fey will be watching

7. When taken on tour of White House by McCain handlers, is “inadvertently” locked in Cheney’s man-sized safe

6. Schedule for memorizing state capitals thrown off by need for new schedule to memorize states

5. Speechless after finally looking up what “MILF” stands for

4. On deadline to finish her book, Namin’ Your Baby the Alaskan Way

3. Needs more time to really nail those hilarious hair-plug zingers

2. No matter how hard she scrubs, she can’t get Kissinger’s moral stank off of her

1. Stuck in traffic on the Bridge to Nowhere

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Thats gotta hurt

September 29, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hilarious SNL: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin yet again, in Katie Couric interview

Amazing video. Both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are amazing. Have a look at this video on this link. Unfortunately, I cannot embed the video on my blog, due to some issues with Flash. So, here’s the link on Huffington Post:

Please Click Here

September 29, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Debate video: How McCain lies as if no one would know…Shame!

McCain’s lies have reached their lowest ebb. After all the false and absolutely blasphemous attack ads, he now has the nerve to criticize Obama on his position on war !

McCain is nothing but a war-monger, determined to lead America by flexing its muscles around the world. Surprisingly, yesterday in the debate when he was asked what he would cut back given the $700 billion bailout, he said

“A spending freeze on everything except defense and veteran affairs”

What about the millions of people in the country? What about education? What about healthcare? What about research? His soldier-background has made him a soldier, a war monger for life. He thinks that “fighting” is the only solution to all problems. Fight, fight, bomb, bomb. He doesnt realise the importance of education, healthcare and the positive energy in the country in making the nation strong.

And not just the US, this is a policy that has failed and has angered Muslims all around the globe, who have now become one in their jihad against the US. It is precisely this bullying approach that has lowered America’s reputation in the world! Shame…

September 28, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debate video: Obama’s judgement simply superior to McCain’s

And I agree with Obama here completely.

September 27, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palin hasnt heard Kissinger say “Yeah”

An interesting funny article here at Daily Kos. The joke is an extreme of deductive reasoning, but its funny. The reasoning for the above claim is as follows:

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1) Palin met Kissinger

2) When asked about Kissinger’s opinion that we should meet with Ahmadinejad without preconditions, Palin says “I’ve never heard Henry Kissinger say, “Yeah, I’ll meet with these leaders without preconditions being met.”

3) But Kissinger has indeed said I’ll meet with these leaders without preconditions being met.”

4) So Palin hasnt heard Kissinger say “Yeah”

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Its like saying:

1) McCain is old

2) Dinosaur fossils are old

3) McCain is a dinosaur fossil

Hehe…

Funny, no?

September 27, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palin says “Reducing taxes got to accompany tax reductions”!! Whoa!

Palin’s probably competing with Bush for the lowest IQ.  Or just that she’s too tensed and under enormous pressure. In any case, she lays a strong argument for her not being in the White House. This from Palin’s last night’s interview with Katie Couric:

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COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? … Instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy– Oh, it’s got to be about job creation too. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions.

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Bailout for providing healthcare? And reducing taxes gotta accompany tax reductions??!! Whoa!!

September 26, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments