Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lee Atwater, Willie Horton and John McCain

John McCain's fans - rich people who know that McCain's tax plan (but not Obama's) will raise middle-class taxes to pay for the rich - are hiding their real interests behind a race-baiting ad by the Swiftboaters who brought you Willie Horton.

I hope they know what they are doing. Lee Atwater was punished for this wickedness with a brain tumor.
A dying Atwater said: "It is very important to me that I let you know that out of everything that has happened in my career, one of the low points remains the so-called 'jumper cable' episode," adding, "my illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything."[11]

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rich people know McCain won't raise their taxes - he'll raise yours

Will Barack Obama raise taxes?

Rich people, who pay experts - and campaign contributions - to track these things, know what John McCain won't tell you. Barack Obama will lower your taxes, unless you make $230,000 or more a year. John McCain will raise taxes on poor and middle-class Americans. The non-partisan Tax Policy Center separated fact from fiction.

WaPo: Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy. For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between the two plans is stark. While McCain offers a $269,364 tax cut, Obama would raise their taxes, on average, by $701,885 - a difference of nearly $1 million.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

"The View"

The Press has been giving the lies of McCain Palin a free ride.

McCain had to go on the View before a "reporter" asked him a tough question. Watch!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

McCain Palin lies coming too fast to count: Lipstick, Rape and McCain

As McCain/Paliin continues his phoney outrage on "Lipstick on a pig."

Meanwhile, few press outlets add substance behind the reports of phoney outrage, and McCain/Palin get free advertising and a free pass to run out the elction clock - more time when they don't have to talk about Iraq.

McCain's treatment of women is filled with abhorrent behavior and heinous language. After he called his wife a trollup and a c*nt, he used the same phrase of "lipstick on a pig" to describe Hillary.

In an appearance before the National League of Cities and Towns in Washington D.C., McCain supposedly asked the crowd if they had heard "the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die?"
The punch line: "When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, "Where is that marvelous ape?"
This man is trying to convince disillusioned Hillary voters that he cares about women, while pandering to the worst fears in some voters. The ape also gives the joke a racist aspect.
He also is quoted as making cruel fun of lovely Chelsea Clinton; we all had an awkward teen phase. Hers was painfully public, made more painful by the adolescent cruelty of John McCain:

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
Truth? gives McCain terrible marks for "Straight Talk," including his lies about Factcheck!

Sarah Palin supported the Bridge to NoWhere - and lied about it

Are you wondering whether Sarah Palin supported the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska?
WAPO says Palin is lying:" Palin did at one time support the Bridge to Nowhere, and the $223 million earmarked for the project was sent to Alaska. Some of it was used for other state projects, about $40 million was used to build an access road to the now-scrapped bridge project and $73 million is sitting in an account, awaiting some other proposal to link the tiny towns of Ketchikan and Gravina, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation."
Palin and McCain are resurrecting a strategy from the Karl Rove script that accused McCain's middle school daughter of being a bastard child from a liaison with a black prostitute to win the South Carolina primary in 2000. "We have created a system where there is not a lot of shame in stretching the truth," said Charlie Cook, editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

USAToday has uncovered quotes from 2006 when Sarah Palin was still Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
“We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge, and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that’s so negative,” Palin said in August
2006, according to the Ketchikan Daily News.

The Anchorage Daily News quoted her in October 2006 as saying she would continue state funding for the bridge. “The window is now, while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist,” she said.

Asked why she supported the bridge, Palin’s communications director Bill McAlister said, “It was never at the top of her priority list, and in fact the project isn’t necessarily dead … there’s still the potential for improved ferry service or even a bridge of a less costly design.”

Wasilla, which in 2007 had 9,780 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, hired a lobbyist in 2000, public records show, paying him about $36,000 per year. In 2001, Palin was quoted in a local newspaper crediting Silver with helping secure federal funding for Wasilla.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Community Organizers bristling at Palin's False and Insulting Remarks

After all, Jesus was a Community Organizer. Pontius Pilot was a governor.

The Catholic community who sponsored his work responded this way:
Catholic Democrats is expressing surprise and shock that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's acceptance speech tonight mocked her opponent's work in the 1980s for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. She belittled Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's experience as a community organizer in Catholic parishes on the South Side of Chicago, work he undertook instead of pursuing a lucrative career on Wall Street. In her acceptance speech, Ms. Palin said, "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities." Community organizing is at the heart of Catholic Social Teaching to end poverty and promote social justice.

As for the South Side of Chicago - not many people felt safe walking with Barack there, much less living there. But no matter where you are from, check out PaulVA who has a list of Community Organizers that made your life better. Other community organizers are fighting back.

McCain says Washington is broken. Does he say WHY?

Political Cartoonist Matt Davies says Republicans broke it. He hit the nail on the head.

Matt Davies
Journal News
Sep 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Straight talk express derailed

In public, John McCain calls his wife a "trollup" and a "c*nt"

John McCain admits he's not knowledgable enough to be president, then he denies he says it.

Raw story peeks into a new book by Curt Schecter:

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

The press didn't report it, because no paper would print the foul language.

It is a pattern and practice of the hot-tempered, mean spirited old man.

The man who was known as "McNasty" in high school has erupted in foul-languaged tirades at political foes and congressional colleagues more-or-less throughout his career, and his quickness to anger has been an issue on the presidential campaign trail as evidence of his fury has surfaced.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Are you ready for President Sarah Palin?

Sarah Palin, mayor of a town of 6,000, with 20 months experience as Alaska governor, is asking you to make her a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
President Sarah Palin?

According to a Harvard study, men born in the United States die on average at the age of 74. POWs and melanoma patients like McCain have a shorter life expectancy. That significant date of McCain's 74th birthday is due on August 29, 2010, after 19 months in office, with more than half the term to go.
NYT: But this time around, Mr. McCain has yet to make his full medical records or his physicians available to reporters. At least three times since March 2007, campaign officials have told The New York Times that they would provide the detailed information about his current state of health, but they have not done so. The campaign now says it expects to release the information in April.So Mr. McCain’s prognosis for the recurrence of melanoma can be gauged only by talking to experts not connected with his case.

President Sarah Palin!