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Sarah Palin to Blame If John McCain Loses?

A new poll shows that 59 percent of surveyed voters believe Sarah Palin is not ready for the job of vice president. The rise in Palin doubt surely is weighing on the Republican ticket, as one-third of voters also said the VP pick would be a major factor in their voting decision.

Yesterday, ex secretary of state and strong McCain supporter Lawrence Eagleburger offered a gloomy assessment of Palin's ability to step in for McCain saying: "I devoutly hope that (she) would never be tested." Meanwhile, even harsher criticism is coming allegedly from inside the McCain camp. This week reports broke that "top advisers" inside the campaign had said Palin was "going rogue," and described her as a "diva" and a "whack job."

But, of course, the McCain/Palin ticket could still end up in the White House. If the reported name calling by top advisors is true, the next four years could prove to be a little awkward. Then again, winning might help rewrite campaign history.

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nah-nah nah-nah 7 years
Good night boys and girls......been along night of watching the votes come in. May make many of you angry, but it is what it is....Congratulations PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have alot of work ahead of you and an extremely screwed up country to lead. God Bless Us All, we will definitely need more than one man to fix this mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nah-nah nah-nah 7 years
Good night boys and girls......been along night of watching the votes come in. May make many of you angry, but it is what it is....Congratulations PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have alot of work ahead of you and an extremely screwed up country to lead. God Bless Us All, we will definitely need more than one man to fix this mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nah-nah nah-nah 7 years
Sorry, couldn't resist......Do you think Palin's children are insured? Does she pay for it or charge it to the state of Alaska? She seems to have a nack for misuse of government funding.
nah-nah nah-nah 7 years
Just curious, people seem to think that FDIC is a good thing,(I do to), why then if you want your bank account insured would you not want to make sure your children are? Some do the right thing, but many more don't and it's for the innocents that can't take care of themselves. If you don't want to take care of yourself that's one thing, but to argue over having to insure your children is crazy.
nah-nah nah-nah 7 years
meringue, are you kin to Palin? It's scary, either you are related, obsessed with her or just brain washed by the media. I have never heard soooooo much crap coming out of anyone that wasn't running for office. You talk like you have all the facts, but when you listen carefully to what you are saying, you are merely repeating and sometimes rearranging the statements made by the McCain-Palin campaign. Congratulations on proving that most people voting for them don't know how to think for themselves. I have had enough of our current leadership. Not just because of the state of our economy, the war, gas prices(which by the way, wasn't an issue until we had a President that was vested in the oil industry) or many, many other stupid things that have taken place in the past few years. One thing that Obama hit home on in one of his debates, McCain has been on the senate how long? How can you honestly believe he knows any other way to run the show. He's not a maverick. I respect the trials in life he's been through, but that was the past and maybe new, young and fresh take on events is what we need. Can't get much worse. By the way, it's election day and kiss McCain and what's her face goodbye. There's a new sheriff in town. Be a grown up and embrace your new leader or move.....your only option now.
nah-nah nah-nah 7 years
Come on Brendelwoman, he chose her because she was a woman and an attractive one at that, so on one hand it serves him right if it bit him in the arse. But, at the same time, people surprise us in all aspects of life and many times they turn out to be completely different than what you originally thought. She was so full of herself, I think she really thought she was running for Pres instead of VP, and judging by his age, she could have very well ended up in that position. That's why he didn't have a snow ball's chance, because of her. I only wish Hil had been Obama's vp choice. Would have loved to see her in a debate with Palin. She would have chewed her up and spit her out. As far as inexperience with reference to Barack, check your facts, he's been in politics for roughly 10 years, in many different aspects, he didn't just come on the scene with great legs and no brains and expect to lead our country. I am relieved that my childrens future aren't in her hands. After all she has done so well with her own kids.
beavis667 beavis667 7 years
Sure, but but not rescind the view to which I referred. As you know, Ben was never a proponent of the government being a catalyst to efforts he believed in. For instance, The library he founded was based on contributing members, not taxpayer funded government entities like what we have today. You may try to paint him to be a liberal to justify being a liberal today. I don't think it works. If anything, he is comparable to modern day libertarians. There was a time when liberals believed in freedom over regulation. Since Ben's time, that part of the liberal movement has been corrupted.
beavis667 beavis667 7 years
Sure, but but not rescind the view to which I referred.As you know, Ben was never a proponent of the government being a catalyst to efforts he believed in. For instance, The library he founded was based on contributing members, not taxpayer funded government entities like what we have today. You may try to paint him to be a liberal to justify being a liberal today. I don't think it works. If anything, he is comparable to modern day libertarians. There was a time when liberals believed in freedom over regulation. Since Ben's time, that part of the liberal movement has been corrupted.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
He also came, with age, to rescind many of his earlier views as it pertained to the strength of communities, education, civil rights, women's rights and social planning.
Ginger Ginger 7 years
It has been stated, by the media and by Obama's own campaign that he wishes to model himself after FDR FDR was the only president to serve FOUR TERMS IN OFFICE!!!! That is where my 2 term comment came from Evidently you are not familiar with the 22nd amendment to the constitution, which passed in 1947--two years after FDR died. He was elected four times but died 4 months into his 4th term, so he didn't actually serve four terms. FDR did a lot of great things for the country in a difficult time, with record levels of unemployment, through WW2, and he initiated the FDIC, which is what just saved millions of people from losing their entire bank accounts when banks collapsed this year. This is a perfect example of why so many people find the right wing rhetoric lacking honesty and validity. It's the usual vitriol, recklessly spread around without any effort to substantiate facts.
Ginger Ginger 7 years
<i>It has been stated, by the media and by Obama's own campaign that he wishes to model himself after FDRFDR was the only president to serve FOUR TERMS IN OFFICE!!!!That is where my 2 term comment came from</i>Evidently you are not familiar with the 22nd amendment to the constitution, which passed in 1947--two years after FDR died. He was elected four times but died 4 months into his 4th term, so he didn't actually serve four terms.FDR did a lot of great things for the country in a difficult time, with record levels of unemployment, through WW2, and he initiated the FDIC, which is what just saved millions of people from losing their entire bank accounts when banks collapsed this year.This is a perfect example of why so many people find the right wing rhetoric lacking honesty and validity. It's the usual vitriol, recklessly spread around without any effort to substantiate facts.
beavis667 beavis667 7 years
Shadowdamage, you only reinforce my point that the man had incredible foresight.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
"You know, Ben Franklin supported allowing voting rights only for land owners during the drafting of the constitution. His reasoning was that eventually the poor would find out that they could vote to take money from the rich. Fast forward to now, he was right, and we have a whole political party set up around his fears." ORLY? Here's a few things ol' Benny actually believed in, as he grew and matured. Let's just be sure people have a proper look at this man who in some ways was the original COMMUNITY ORGANIZER. That's right, I said it. He wasn't a proponent of one side of the fence as Americans seem to insist on pigeonholing themselves into these days. Through his self-improvement tips for cultivating personal virtues and through his civic-improvement schemes for furthering the common good, he helped to create, and to celebrate, a new ruling class of ordinary citizens who learned to be tolerant of the varied beliefs and dogmas of their neighbors. He created libraries, fire stations, About 100 years before the Republicans got around to abolishing slavery, (mind you, they still voted against equality as it was seen as too radical at the time), Ben decided himself that it was not only economically but MORALLY wrong. In the years just prior to the American Revolution, Franklin started to cultivate a relationship with leading American abolitionists, namely Anthony Benezet. Franklin's stance on slavery changed from objecting to it on an economic level, to seeing it as a moral ill that plagued the early American state. He believed that slavery harmed the American nation, but also undermined the morality of the state. (Again, approximately one century before the Civil War.) It was through his own evolution from slaveowner to champion of abolition that he saw how the dignity of man was intertwined with the dignity of the state. He was immensely well-travelled, tolerant of religion yet WARY of its influence on the country, respectful of other cultures (A particular fan of the French, in fact), and highly educated. In foreign policy, he balanced idealism with realism. In politics, he proposed seminal plans for uniting the colonies and creating a FEDERAL MODEL FOR A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. And he was the person most responsible, of all the Founders, for instilling in the new nation the virtue that is central to its role in the world struggle: that of TOLERANCE, especially as it applied to religion. He also championed women (and really rather liked us) and saw the double standards that existed to their disservice. "The Speech of Polly Baker," for example, purports to recount the speech of a young woman on trial for having a fifth illegitimate child. Franklin, had actually fathered an illegitimate child but taken responsibility for him, and was particularly scathing about the double standard that subjects HER, but not the MEN who had sex with her, to humiliation. For that day and age - it was extraordinary that this statesman saw such a double standard, and spoke eloquently about it. As the young man came to age, he grew to believe passionately in free expression, the free flow of ideas and a free press. In fact given the full and correct context, he was one of the most liberal men of power in his time, and my guess is he would have sent the equivalent-era Hannity and Limbaugh types running for their pitchforks. I will close with a motto upon one of the libraries he founded: "TO POUR FORTH BENEFITS FOR THE COMMON GOOD IS DIVINE." - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN There's a reason I have this man as my avatar, and its not so that people can sling out one-dimensional comments meant to bend the portrait of a very COMPLEX man who underwent decades of evolution in his belief and thinking so that it suits a single agenda. Boo.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
"You know, Ben Franklin supported allowing voting rights only for land owners during the drafting of the constitution. His reasoning was that eventually the poor would find out that they could vote to take money from the rich. Fast forward to now, he was right, and we have a whole political party set up around his fears."ORLY? Here's a few things ol' Benny actually believed in, as he grew and matured.Let's just be sure people have a proper look at this man who in some ways was the original COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.That's right, I said it. He wasn't a proponent of one side of the fence as Americans seem to insist on pigeonholing themselves into these days. Through his self-improvement tips for cultivating personal virtues and through his civic-improvement schemes for furthering the common good, he helped to create, and to celebrate, a new ruling class of ordinary citizens who learned to be tolerant of the varied beliefs and dogmas of their neighbors. He created libraries, fire stations, About 100 years before the Republicans got around to abolishing slavery, (mind you, they still voted against equality as it was seen as too radical at the time), Ben decided himself that it was not only economically but MORALLY wrong. In the years just prior to the American Revolution, Franklin started to cultivate a relationship with leading American abolitionists, namely Anthony Benezet. Franklin's stance on slavery changed from objecting to it on an economic level, to seeing it as a moral ill that plagued the early American state. He believed that slavery harmed the American nation, but also undermined the morality of the state.(Again, approximately one century before the Civil War.)It was through his own evolution from slaveowner to champion of abolition that he saw how the dignity of man was intertwined with the dignity of the state.He was immensely well-travelled, tolerant of religion yet WARY of its influence on the country, respectful of other cultures (A particular fan of the French, in fact), and highly educated.In foreign policy, he balanced idealism with realism. In politics, he proposed seminal plans for uniting the colonies and creating a FEDERAL MODEL FOR A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. And he was the person most responsible, of all the Founders, for instilling in the new nation the virtue that is central to its role in the world struggle: that of TOLERANCE, especially as it applied to religion.He also championed women (and really rather liked us) and saw the double standards that existed to their disservice. "The Speech of Polly Baker," for example, purports to recount the speech of a young woman on trial for having a fifth illegitimate child. Franklin, had actually fathered an illegitimate child but taken responsibility for him, and was particularly scathing about the double standard that subjects HER, but not the MEN who had sex with her, to humiliation. For that day and age - it was extraordinary that this statesman saw such a double standard, and spoke eloquently about it.As the young man came to age, he grew to believe passionately in free expression, the free flow of ideas and a free press.In fact given the full and correct context, he was one of the most liberal men of power in his time, and my guess is he would have sent the equivalent-era Hannity and Limbaugh types running for their pitchforks.I will close with a motto upon one of the libraries he founded:"TO POUR FORTH BENEFITS FOR THE COMMON GOOD IS DIVINE." - BENJAMIN FRANKLINThere's a reason I have this man as my avatar, and its not so that people can sling out one-dimensional comments meant to bend the portrait of a very COMPLEX man who underwent decades of evolution in his belief and thinking so that it suits a single agenda.Boo.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
"Perhaps it's an issue of semantics but I would consider attacks to be things like "all wealthy people are evil" etc." Isn't that a little extreme? Based on your example, I don't think any politician has ever attacked anyone.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
"Perhaps it's an issue of semantics but I would consider attacks to be things like "all wealthy people are evil" etc."Isn't that a little extreme? Based on your example, I don't think any politician has ever attacked anyone.
jenintx jenintx 7 years
i'm sorry then. you did not designate to whom you were referring and since it was posted only 2 minutes after my last post, i was left to assume it was directed at me.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 7 years
HUH Jenitx? I was talking to Meringue in the orginal comment.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 7 years
Jenintix I totally agree most people just hear the word "socialist" not knowing what it really means, and get fearful, this campaign has been a war of word, and catchphrases and not one of policy. As you pointed out some socialist things work and in many cases make some peoples democracy "better" than ours ( yeah I said it). Many people rather live in the tiny bubble that has been created instead of opening their mind to different ways of addressing a problem while people die because they don't have and can't afford health care.
jenintx jenintx 7 years
example, bastyle?
jenintx jenintx 7 years
example, bastyle?
jenintx jenintx 7 years
also charitable donations are tax deductible. so if you're giving to charities, it will offset (granted, only a small portion) of your taxes when it comes time to pay (or get $$ back from) your income taxes. unless obama has said charitable donations are no longer tax deductible, you can continue to give and be rewarded for that. while poor people certainly can give to charities, it is a lot harder for them to do so (or at least to the extent that richer people do) and make ends meet (especially in this economic climate); therefore, the people making $250k or more a year are getting tax credits that poor people are not. it's not that he's "taking away from the rich and giving to the poor" so much as taking a slightly larger percent (i think i read like 3 percent higher than the clinton taxes) and putting it into programs that will make citizens smarter (education) and healthier (health care), who pollute the earth less (alternative resources) and therefore more useful to the economy in itself (ie paying off in the longer run).
jenintx jenintx 7 years
also charitable donations are tax deductible. so if you're giving to charities, it will offset (granted, only a small portion) of your taxes when it comes time to pay (or get $$ back from) your income taxes. unless obama has said charitable donations are no longer tax deductible, you can continue to give and be rewarded for that. while poor people certainly can give to charities, it is a lot harder for them to do so (or at least to the extent that richer people do) and make ends meet (especially in this economic climate); therefore, the people making $250k or more a year are getting tax credits that poor people are not.it's not that he's "taking away from the rich and giving to the poor" so much as taking a slightly larger percent (i think i read like 3 percent higher than the clinton taxes) and putting it into programs that will make citizens smarter (education) and healthier (health care), who pollute the earth less (alternative resources) and therefore more useful to the economy in itself (ie paying off in the longer run).
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 7 years
LOL I suggest you do a little reading as well and open your ears you are hearing/seeing parts of statements and deducing what you think are facts from them and they aren't. It's an honest mistake a lot of people do it, but to keep saying things that aren't fact even after your being presented with information that defeats your argument shows that there is no real point of going back and forth with you because your mind is closed to reason, and logic. DONE!
jenintx jenintx 7 years
this whole socialism thing is really p*ssing me off! we have socialism incorporated into our government already, via our taxing system and entities such as the FDA. do we consider teddy roosevelt a socialist for starting the progressive taxing system? further, a number of other countries utilize "socialistic" forms of healthcare, including England (JC Watts, a REPUBLICAN former congressman is for instituting an England-like healthcare system into America...does that make him a socialist?). Does that mean England is not a democracy? Should we treat them like Iraq and demand they become a "real democracy" b/c of their healthcare policy?
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