This is probably the last nail in the coffin for the McCain/Palin fiasco. This video shows in great detail how John McCain lost the confidence of General and ex Secretary of State Colin Powell. It also explains why General Powell chose Barack Obama. This is a course on why negative political campaigns don’t seem to work anymore and how they can backfire in a major way. It also shows that General Powell still cares about the American people and still has a few moves left up his sleeve.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
I received a RoboCall from the from the McCain/Palin campaign. It was trying to say Obama was a close friend of Bill Ayers and saying democrats were not qualified to run the country. Its sad because this is exactly the kind of thing John McCain promised he wouldn’t do. He has turned into the thing that he used to claim to hate. What a shame. Listen to the phone call for yourself and make your own judgment. I think this is probably the kind of “free” speech that Hitler and his henchmen were using to denounce their enemies. In my opinion, this is the kind of speech that might motivate some wing nut to do something crazy.
If you could ever pick a nightmare as a running mate for a politically conservative party Sarah Palin would certainly fit the bill. Just days after she wowed Republicans with her moose hunting prowess , pit bulls with lipstick, “golly gees” and “you betchas” there was the first “oh by the way….” .
The first “oh by the way” was that her 17 year old unwed, live-at-home daughter was knocked up. Now that could happen to any family, right ? Well you sure wouldn’t expect it from the holier that thou church goin, non sex educating Governor Palin family. Any what was even weirder was why they waited until after they announced her as McCain’s VP let the loyal masses know. I’m sure they were shocked to say the least. I think starting out with a deception always backfires and people start looking for more.
The next “oh by the way” was the she and her husband were involved in the Alaska Independence Party. This is a which who’s founder hated America to its core and who’s members wish to secede from the United States the same way the South seceded at the start of the Civil War. The claim that she or her husband were no longer involved with them is mute because she gave the address at their 2008 convention.
Probably the funniest “oh by the way” is that we now know why Sarah Palin had to go to 5 different colleges to get a bachelors degree. She is not the sharpest too in the shed. In fact she makes Dan Quayle look like Albert Einstein. Anyone that has ever seen Sarah Palin interviewed will soon find out that she find out that she probably doesn’t qualify as a person you would want as a leader of the free world. In fact she is probably more qualified to work at a convenient store.
The saddest “oh by the way” is her ability to bring out racism and hatred in the crowds of people she address’s. She has chosen the lowest common denominator when it comes to politics. She calls on peoples hate and fear. Its very sad and reminds me of the 1960′s and times I thought were over. I guess racism is still alive an well in the Republican Party.
The newest “oh by the way” is that she abused the power of her oficce as Governor of Alaska by trying to have her ex brother-in-law fired from his job as State Trooper after a nasty divorce form her sister. She ended up firing the police commissioner for not following her instructions to illegally fire him. How sad.
Are people like Sara Palin the best and the brightest that the Republicans have to offer ? Do they even care who the put in a job which I and a bunch of other people deem somewhat sacred ? John McCain has certain shown a great deal of bad judgment by using Sara Palin as a running mate. how could someone like Sarah Palin ever bring America together after some of the terrible things she has said ? So yes I would say that most people and probably John Mccain would agree at this point that Sara Palin’s stance on abortion is that she is one as far as being a VP candidate is concerned.
On Saturday October 11, 2008 at a McCain/Palin Rally one of Pennsylvania’s finest cowards was caught carrying a toy monkey with an Obama sticker attached to its head. When he noticed he was being videotaped he quickly took off the sticker and stuffed it in his pocket and gave the toy monkey to a child. What is sad is that none of the people that were near him seemed to think it was wrong. Its sad to think there is even a political party that would make a person like this welcome in 2008. I guess the Republicans still accept racists in Johnstown, PA.
Here is a story that Bill O’Reilly at Fox News won’t be talking about any time soon.
According to UN Human Rights Watch Communist China has a horrible human rights record. Many in China want more freedom, as you probably remember the peaceful student protest in Tianamen Square that ended with Chinese Army tanks and troops rolling in and murdering hundreds of young people seeking rights. Millions of Chinese citizens were slaughtered during the Chinese Revolution beginning in 1949. After that the Chinese invaded Tibet and murdered a million Tibetans. Communist China aided North Korea with the invasion of South Korea, later invaded North Korea killing over 2 million and killing thousands of American troops also taking them prisoner and brutally torturing them. About 15 million north Koreans have died of starvation since North Korea has been trying to build nuclear weapons with the help of China. During the Great Leap Forward between 1958 and 1960 between 14 and 43 Chinese citizens died of starvation because of a failed government program to transform mainland China from a primarily agrarian economy dominated by peasant farmers into a modern, industrialized communist society. Between 1966 and 1976 between 2 and 7 million people were killied in the Cultural Revolution. China also waged war against Vietnam and supports a dictatorship in Burma, one of the worst human rights violators in the world. China has no free elections, no free press and live under one of the most oppressive governments in the world.
It seems Bill O’Reilly has been palling around with terrorists. But I’m sure Bill O’Reilly doesn’t want to talk about the company “he” keeps. He sure does seem to want to keep the people in power that almost destroyed our country. I think Bill O’Rielly has proven to be very dangerous for America and our way of life. He continues to support the regime that is destroying our nation.
Robert Gibbs teaches Shawn Hannity about what means to attack someone using guilt by association. Hannity doesn’t even know whats hit him until its too late. He is also pressed and asked about his apparent antisemitism. 1 point for the Obama campaign. Shawn Hannity gets PWNED.
John McCain promised he would run a clean campaign free from attack ads and sleaze ball politics and would focus on the issues. The video below is the promise he made captured in his own words.
The video below is an attack ad filled with half truths and down right lies. This is the kind of thing John McCain promised not to do. Thus, his promises me nothing.
The video below is an entertaining excerpt from MSNBC that exposes the lies and hypocrisy of the McCain political ads.
If Sarah and Todd Palin are no longer involved with the Alaskan Independence Party then why did Sarah Palin do the opening Statement for their 2008 Convention this year ? The Alaskan Independence Party Founder Joe Vogler is quoted as stating “I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I’ve got no use for America or her damned institutions.” and “The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. “One of their goals is to become a separate nation. Their hate for the United States of America is well known. Todd Palin was a “registered” member of the Alaska Independence Party until 2002. This video shows the Palin family still has close ties to this terrorist organization.
John McCain admits the reason he uses negative attack ads is because he has no vision of the future.
McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five
The story of “the Keating Five” has become a scandal rivaling Teapot Dome and Watergate
Published on November 29, 1989
You’re John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible resemblance to The Joker.
Obviously, Keating thought you could make it to the White House, too.
He poured $112,000 into your political campaigns. He became your friend. He threw fund raisers in your honor. He even made a sweet shopping-center investment deal for your wife, Cindy. Your father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was cut in on the deal, too.
Nothing was too good for you. Why not? Keating saw you as a prime investment that would pay off in the future.
So he flew you and your family around the country in his private jets. Time after time, he put you up for serene, private vacations at his vast, palatial spa in the Bahamas. All of this was so grand. You were protected from what Thomas Hardy refers to as “the madding crowd.” It was almost as though you were already staying at a presidential retreat.
Like the old song, that now seems “Long ago and far away.”
Since Keating’s collapse, you find yourself doing obscene things to save yourself from the Senate Ethics Committee’s investigation. As a matter of course, you engage in backbiting behavior that will turn you into an outcast in the Senate if you do survive.
They say that if you put five lobsters into a pot and give them a chance to escape, none will be able to do so before you light the fire. Each time a lobster tries to climb over the top, his fellow lobsters will pull him back down. It is the way of lobsters and threatened United States senators.
And, of course, that’s the way it is with the Keating Five. You are all battling to save your own hides. So you, McCain, leak to reporters about who did Keating’s bidding in pressuring federal regulators to change the rules for Lincoln Savings and Loan.
When the reporters fail to print your tips quickly enough–as in the case of your tip on Michigan Senator Donald Riegle–you call them back and remind them how important it is to get that information in the newspapers.
The story of “the Keating Five” has become a scandal rivaling Teapot Dome and Watergate. The outcome will be decided, not in a courtroom, but probably on national television.
Those who survive will be the sociopaths who can tell a lie with the most sincere, straight face. You are especially adept at this.
Last Friday night, on The John McLaughlin Show, which features well-known Washington journalists, the subject of the Keating Five was discussed. Panelist Jack Germond suggested that three of the Keating Five were probably already through in politics.
So you spend your days desperately trying to make sure you will be one of the survivors. You keep volunteering to go on radio and television stations to protest your innocence. Last week you made ABC’s Nightline.
Not long before that you somehow managed to get James Kilpatrick, the national columnist, to write a favorable paragraph about you. Last Sunday morning, you made it to national television again; this time on ABC’s This Week With David Brinkley. You smiled at the panel with your usual studied insouciance. Sitting next to you was Senator John Glenn of Ohio.
Brinkley, Sam Donaldson, and George Will were the interrogators.
It was a sobering scene. There you sat with Glenn, both sweating before the cameras, waiting to answer questions: two badly tarnished American icons.
No one forgets that Glenn was the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. You won’t let anyone forget that you were a prisoner of war. But you have played that tune too long. By now your constant reminders about your war record make you seem like a modern version of Arthur Miller’s tragic failure Willy Loman.
Clearly, both you and Glenn sold your fame for Charles Keating’s money.
It was a Faustian bargain. It was also a bad joke on the rest of us and a disaster for many old people who lost their life’s savings to Keating.
The money was never really Keating’s to give. But he never would have got his hands on it if you and the rest of the Keating Five didn’t halt the government takeover for two long years while Keating’s people continued their looting.
And now, the tab for the Savings and Loan heist must be paid from taxpayer pockets.
On Sunday, Senators Dennis DeConcini, Alan Cranston, and Riegle refused offers to appear on the Brinkley show. What must we make of that?
You, the closest of them to Keating and the deepest in his debt, have chosen the path of the hard sell. You may even make it out of the pot, but to many, your protestations of innocence taste like gall.
You are determined to bluff your way. You will stick to your story that you were acting to help a constituent and intended to do nothing improper. The very fact you attended the meeting makes you guilty, just as every man who entered the Brinks vault went to prison.
You insist that an accounting firm Keating hired told you Lincoln was sound. Alan Greenspan, who Keating also hired, wrote a report saying it was sound. Why shouldn’t you believe the people Keating hired? You were, after all, fellow employees.
Perhaps you might silence your own conscience about all this someday.
Just keep telling everyone that it was your wife’s money invested in that shopping center with Keating and that you knew nothing about it.
Keep saying that cynical newspaper people don’t understand that every move you make has always been for the enrichment of Arizona . . . the education of our Native Americans on the reservations . . . for the love of the elderly in Sun City and Green Valley.
Keep telling them that it wasn’t that you were bought off but that Charlie Keating got special help only because he was one of the biggest employers in the state.
Just keep sitting there and staring into the camera and denying that Keating bought you for money and jet plane trips and vacations.
So what if he gave you $112,000? Just keep smiling at the cameras and saying you did nothing wrong.
Maybe the voters will understand you took those tiring trips to Charlie’s place in the Bahamas in their behalf. Certainly, they can understand you wanted to take your family along. A senator deserves to travel on private jets, removed from the awful crush of public transportation.
You sought out a master criminal like Keating and became his friend. Now you’ve discarded him. It shouldn’t be surprising that you are now in the process of selling out your senatorial accomplices.
You’re John McCain, clearly the guiltiest, most culpable and reprehensible of the Keating Five. But you know the power of television and you realize this is the only way you can possibly save your political career.