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    Filed at 1:45 pm under by dcobranchi

    this.

    Yeah, it’s politics. But I can’t think of anything more important going on right now and Obama is 100% absolutely correct. The Republican Party, every single member, ought to be deeply ashamed at the campaign their candidate is running. They don’t deserve the presidency. They don’t deserve to be elected hall monitor at the local elementary school.

    If any party ought to be consigned to the ash heap of history, it’s the modern day GOP.

    27 Responses to “PLEASE READ…”


    Comment by
    Rob
    September 10th, 2008
    at 2:51 pm

    Great article. For some reason, it usually gains you points when you bash and personally attack the other guy for bashing and personally attacking you.

    Obama’s complaint is valid, but you lose if you claim useless personal attacks are only at home in the republican party.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 10th, 2008
    at 4:12 pm

    Really? Show me where Obama has done anything similar to the heinous way McCain has run his campaign.


    Comment by
    Charity
    September 10th, 2008
    at 4:28 pm

    You know, Obama really has no one to blame but his supporters, and to a lesser extent his campaign people, that the conversation is about foolish diversions rather than issues. When McCain announced Palin as his running mate, the conversation from her opposition was not about issues; it was about foolish diversions. And it made its way into the mainstream media via liberal blogs. Instead of saying, she’s wrong on this issue and that issue, there were tabloid-worthy attacks made. The left set the conversation and it was not about issues.

    Yeah, McCain’s campaign ran with it and tried to fan the flames of outrage that people were feeling, but the outrage started with the way she was treated by Obama’s supporters.


    Comment by
    COD
    September 10th, 2008
    at 4:41 pm

    How could it be about the issues? Palin still hasn’t uttered a word about the issues. The speech she gave at the convention was written before they even new who McSame was going to select. We have no idea what Palin thinks about the issues, and her handlers are working hard to keep it that way. Ironic that they the campaign that ran ads accusing Obama of being a token uppity negro have gone out and picked a VP who is a token white female.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 10th, 2008
    at 4:47 pm

    And before Palin, McCain was just all issues, all the time? Riiight.

    I hope the media does get the “enough” message. But I just watched one interviewer try to discuss the truth with a McCain representative and she just stuck to her guns — no matter what the video shows, no matter what was actually said, no matter how trivial and distracting this is, we should stick with the lie. And be outraged by it.

    The media will have to learn a new skill set to defeat win-at-any-cost determination like this.

    Nance


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 10th, 2008
    at 5:22 pm

    LOL – Charity, you think this crap started two weeks ago??

    What about waifish young blonde celebrity airheads intercut in in McCain’s “celebrity” slam ad against Obama — it was obscenely, cynically racist and everybody with a drop of southern blood knew it, and got the message loud and clear.

    The fact that OBAMA did not charge racism then, cemented my belief that he really is for changed politics and changed governance.


    Comment by
    Spunky
    September 10th, 2008
    at 6:00 pm

    It’s an amazing thing to watch Democrats in absolute panic over a woman whose only qualification according to a SC Democrat Carol Fowler is that she hasn’t had an abortion. Way to stick to the issues Democrats.

    Looks like Obama can’t even make the minions in his own party listen to him anymore


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 10th, 2008
    at 6:10 pm

    Oh, did McCain and Palin trade places on the ticket? I said that your candidate is running a shameful campaign. He (masculine) is.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 10th, 2008
    at 7:07 pm

    We don’t have “minions” in our party.

    Nance


    Comment by
    COD
    September 10th, 2008
    at 7:29 pm

    Notice how Spunky tries to equivocate what one South Carolina democrat said with the entire party.

    FAIL!


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 10th, 2008
    at 8:20 pm

    Chris, I am feeling more and more like we are “soulmates.” — 🙂


    Comment by
    Spunky
    September 10th, 2008
    at 8:54 pm

    Even Biden is ready to jump ship and pratically begging Obama to replace him with Hillary. He’s a walking gaffe machine. He even went so far as say that she might have been a better pick than him. A real vote of confidence by the VP on the Obama’s judgment – question his first decision.

    Biden has the courage to actually say what many in the DNC are thinking. Obama blew it big time when he didn’t pick Hillary and McCain capitalized on his blunder by picking Palin.


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 10th, 2008
    at 8:59 pm

    If only the Dems valued Spunkythe Christian conservative,as highly as she values herself. . .the world would be a better place? LOL!


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 10th, 2008
    at 9:07 pm

    There’s Spunky truthiness and then there’s the real truth:

    Joe Biden said Wednesday that Hillary Clinton “might have been a better pick than me” to be Barack Obama’s running mate.

    The Delaware senator was responding to an audience member at a town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H., who criticized Clinton and said it’s a good thing Obama chose Biden over her.

    “Make no mistake about this, Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Lets get that straight,” Biden said in Clinton’s defense.

    “She’s easily qualified to be vice president … and quite frankly, might have been a better pick than me. But she’s first rate. I mean that sincerely. She is first rate. So let’s get that straight,” he said.

    I’d say that’s Biden being gracious. Hardly a gaffe except in McCain sycophants’ twisted minds.


    Comment by
    Spunky
    September 10th, 2008
    at 9:27 pm

    The “walking” gaffe machine wasn’t in reference to Biden’s statement about Hillary, but his request to ask a man in a wheelchair to stand up for the crowd. I should have put the “walking” in quotes to be more clear.

    I’m not a McCain sycophant, I said that I wasn’t going to vote for him way back in the spring. I repeated exactly what Biden had said, that he though Hillary might be a better pick. Biden was being gracious to Hillary at the expense of Obama. He could have stopped at saying Hillary is qualified, but by adding that she might be more qualified than him, Biden draws attention to the fact that Obama passed her over for him. And everyone and their brother can see that this decision could cost him the election.

    If he had picked Hillary, Palin would have looked like a copy-cat move. Palin’s qualifications wouldn’t have stood up to Hillary’s and his fundraising and poll numbers would likely be a lot better too. But that’s all wishful thinking now. The best Obama can hope for his that Biden figures out a way to gracefully get out of this, and allow Obama to put Hillary back in. There’s still 50 some days until election day, anything can happen.


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 10th, 2008
    at 11:34 pm

    No doubt Dems will be hungry for Spunky’s highly qualified, so sincere and well-intended counsel.


    Comment by
    Spunky
    September 10th, 2008
    at 11:45 pm

    “No doubt Dems will be hungry for Spunky’s highly qualified, so sincere and well-intended counsel.”

    And why not JJ? You seem very interested in my words, why wouldn’t they? As a matter of fact, just today I had a Rasmussen poll phone call to my house. It was about a five minute survey on Presidential politics. The final question was about how frequently I shop at Wal-Mart. This was my first Presidential poll call ever.

    Rasmussen today, Democrat pollsters tomorrow, shoot I’m getting so popular I’m expecting a call any day from Obama to replace Biden! But if not, I’ll go back to my little ol’ corner of the internet and give you something to read and complain about, JJ.


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 10th, 2008
    at 11:53 pm

    But why make it seem you’re some victim? No doubt you are welcome here at Daryl’s place to say whatever is on your mind, as anyone is? My remark related only to whether Dem leadership would embrace your advice at face value, as sincerely in their interest, or have their own strategy they preferred.


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 11th, 2008
    at 12:00 am

    Hey, Spunky, you need one of those Navy ballcaps like McSame is wearing now! How about posting a photo of yourself sporting one? Might as well identify yourself opemly with kneejerk military aggressiveness as the inevitable future of America,once you’re unwilling to support real change and progress instead. . .


    Comment by
    Spunky
    September 11th, 2008
    at 12:08 am

    Victim? Me? Whatever.


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 11th, 2008
    at 12:19 am

    “I’ll go back to my little ol’ corner of the internet and give you something to read and complain about”

    Self-styled martyr then . . .


    Comment by
    Spunky
    September 11th, 2008
    at 1:18 am

    So I’m martyr to my own blog?

    JJ, sometimes I think you take me waaaay too seriously. I went from taking a poll to becoming the Democratic VP pick in one sentence! I quickly deflated myself back to reality and the acceptance that I’m likely to be a blogger. I’m not a self-styled anything. I’m a mom with a blog that is occassionally visited by a a few friendly liberals who like to come by and spar with me, you included. If you are intent on psycholanalyzing me, call me a co-dependent conservative, I actually enjoy the challenge of an intellectual discussion with a liberal seasoned with a healthy dose of sarcasm. But I’d rather keep the psycho-analyzing (and me) out of the discussion.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 11th, 2008
    at 7:59 am

    A wonderful lesson on not taking polls too seriously.

    But on the VP candidate stepping down note, DH and I were just mentioning last night that McCain might need to start looking for a new choice soon. How many days in a row can you have a new lie or scandal surface and stay on the ticket?

    Nance


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 11th, 2008
    at 8:02 am

    John McCain spokesman Ben Porritt within minutes sent around an e-mail saying the choice of Biden was Obama’s “most important decision of this election.” The e-mail then skewers Biden for suggesting “that he wasn’t the right man for the job and that Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice.”

    ********

    That’s from Daryl’s link above. At least we know where Spunky gets her talking points.

    Nance


    Comment by
    COD
    September 11th, 2008
    at 10:06 am

    Again, the entire McSame strategy is based around avoiding talking about the last 8 years and issues at all times. 50 days left till the election and the McSame camp thinks a Biden joke is the most important issue. That tells you all you need to know about them.


    Comment by
    COD
    September 11th, 2008
    at 11:28 am

    10 months ago Obama suggested that he would go into Pakistan with US forces to root out terror cells and he was roundly criticized by the right for being naive. Today the news was released that Bush is following that exact strategy and has been for months. I really hope the Obama campaign plays it up big time that Bush essentially took his plan while criticizing it in public.


    Comment by
    Toni
    September 11th, 2008
    at 9:13 pm

    What, ashamed of McCain- he is brilliant, and so is Palin. See for yourself:

    [REPORTER] “Well, you say you’re sure she has the experience, but again, I’m just asking for an example,” Caldwell said. “What experience does she have in the field of national security?” McCain responded:

    [MCCAIN] “Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America. She’s a governor of a state where 20% of America’s energy supply comes from there. And we all know that energy is a critical and vital national security issue. We’ve got to stop sending $700 billion of American money to countries that don’t like us very much. She’s very well versed on that issue.”And, uh, she also happens to represent, be governor of a state that’s right next to Russia. She understands Russia.”

    americ...r.html

    Ha, Palin- our foremost expert on energy and she even lives near Russia! What more can we possibly ask for?

    Toni (who is being sarcastic)