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A Strong Woman is Running for President

I am so proud that we have such a strong woman likely to be the next president of the United States.  It is sad to say, but I don’t think everyone is proud.

In fact, I think there are many that feel threatened by such a strong woman. The day Hillary Clinton became First Lady, and began working on establishing health insurance for all, was just too much for the Good Old Boys (GOP) and conservative Democrats to handle.

We need to look past the Republicans’ effort who are trying everything and anything to keep this wonderful strong woman from becoming president. They have been trying, in vain, to discredit Hillary Clinton for years. We cannot let them get away with it.


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Timothy McVeigh Wannabees

This is NOT an April Fools joke!  During an interview with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), John Hannity declared that their live audience was “Tim McVeigh Wannabes.”  That remark won big cheers from the crowd  and smiles on the faces of California’s congressional representatives McCarthy and Dreier.

Just to remind you, Tim McVeigh was an anti-government terrorist, convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma City Federal Building, killing 168 people, of which many were babies and young children who were housed in a day care center on the premises. Since then, from 1995 to 2005, over 60 domestic terrorism plots have been foiled.

If McCarthy, Dreier and Hannity support murderer Tim McVeigh, they should be questioned for possible treasonous activities.  Members of the audience should also be carefully scrutinized. John Hannity should be fired.

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself at: Hannity Calls His Audience “Tim McVeigh Wannabes”! And they Cheer?


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North Carolinians Speak Up. Let’s Listen

North Carolina, for perhaps the first time in its history, has the chance to become a blue state.  An Obama canvassing training was held in Raleigh last night and there were literally hundreds of people present.  Each one of those people are expected to get 10 more people to get out the vote between now and election day.  The best news for us all, though, is that the McCain campaign never counted on an election in this state to be so close.

He’s had to allocate financial resources to battle the Obama tide in North Carolina and that means he has less resources for an already troubled financial campaign.  Obama, however, does NOT have a troubled campaign.

Could it be that the negative campaign ads, direct mail, rallies and television appearances are working against McCain and Palin?  Senator Obama’s campaign strategy was perfect:  no need to attack McCain and Palin  because they will shoot themselves in the foot.  And they continue to do so….


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Listen to Sarah Palin debate on the radio

First, you might want to get a little background on the dairy industry bailout that they are discussing
here .

Listen to a conversation between Sarah Palin and Rep. Andrew Halcro. Sarah Palin is discussing the reasons why the Matanuska Maid Dairy should remain open. In this conversation, Matanuska Maid Dairy is referred to as the “Mat Maid Dairy”

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McCain is maverick no more.

When Tom Brokaw interviewed Tim Pawlenty on Sunday morning, August 31st on Meet the Press, he let Pawlenty say anything without stopping him for clarification or checking his statements for truthfulness.

Pawlenty fired off a long list of items to support the claim that John McCain spent his entire lifetime branding himself as a maverick. He can brand himself a maverick, but since he became the republican candidate for president, he became anything but a maverick in order to gain the support of his party.

Let’s take each point that Pawlenty fired off with Mr. Brokaw.

McCain on torture, and this is probably the most sinister flip flop of all:

We know that McCain experienced first hand the brutality of torture.  These experiences not only made him a hero, but it made him a maverick. It showed McCain’s ability to empathize with the detainees as people, first.

But sadly, in February 2008, McCain reversed course on prohibiting waterboarding and supported Bush’s policies on the matter. This was a major disappointment, because we had thought McCain was such an empathic maverick, a compassionate conservative, but he deserted this position to vote with Bush.  This is a very profound shift, it is a change in his own ethical beliefs.

In addition, McCain insisted that everyone, even “terrible killers,” “the worst kind of scum of humanity,” and detainees at Guantanamo Bay, “deserve to have some adjudication of their cases,” even if that means “releasing some of them.”  McCain now believes the opposite and voted with Bush.

He initially opposed indefinite detention of terrorist suspects, but when the Supreme Court reached the same conclusion this year, he called it “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country,” supporting Bush, once again.

In fact, McCain had originally supported closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Later,  as his campaign for president was gearing up, he changed and voted with the Bush administration.

McCain on taxes and spending:

McCain said in 2005 that he opposed the Bush tax cuts because they were “too tilted to the wealthy.” By 2007, he denied ever having said this, and falsely argued that he opposed the cuts because of increased government spending.

McCain on Climate Change:

McCain supported the Lieberman/Warner legislation to combat global warming, but later deserted that view.  On the environment,  Palin strongly supports drilling in her own state of Alaska, in ANWAR, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. McCain had said he was against ANWAR drilling, but not according to his voting record. Three years ago,Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) had attached a provision that would permit the ANWAR drilling to a must-pass defense spending bill.  Environmental groups were enraged and knew of McCain’s position against the drilling, so they arranged a meeting with McCain and asked him to support their efforts to remove the ANWAR drilling provision from the bill. He he refused to strip out the provision, and the bill failed in the senate.

John McCain is running his entire campaign based on who he used to be, not who he is now. McCain even chose a running mate, Sarah Palin, whose extreme views are consistent with new John McCain.


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Sarah Palin. Who she is and who she is NOT!

Sarah Palin. I suspected it would be a woman. Meg Whitman, I thought, but this is the mystery choice of the election.  McCain met her once in person, and once over the phone. Apparently, the third time was the charm because I highly doubt that she was even vetted.

This is what I know so far:

Just this month, she is being investigated by a bi-partisan committee for allegations of abuse of power in case involving the firing of her former brother-in-law.

McCain has said the the most important quality of a running mate is the ability to become commander-in-chief at a moments notice.

Gov. Palin, who has said herself that she is “not really interested in Iraq,” has no foreign policy experience whatsoever. With a 72 year old cancer survivor as our president, and such a complicated world, can we really take that chance?

Palin has served only 2 years as Governor and before that, she was council woman and mayor in a small town.

She has a modest 4 year bachelors degree in journalism with a minor in politics.

She is currently under investigation by an independent investigator hired by the state legislature for abuse of power.  To put it simply, her sister went through a divorce (with a difficult custody battle) from a state trouper named Mike Wooten, so Palin allegedly fired his boss because he did not fire Wooton. This investigation has commenced this month, and a deposition is pending in August, 2008.

Last year, Palin disagreed with the Board of Agriculture and Conservation controlled Creamery Board who wanted to shut down a state funded dairy company, so she fired the entire board and replaced them with members that agreed with her.  The Matanuska Maid Dairy went out of business anyway and the state could not even sell off their assets to pay of its debts.

She is adamantly pro-life with no exceptions and advocates that creationism should be taught in schools.

This choice has made quite a sparkle, but hot fire burns out quickly.  Soon, the news will spread that she has no history of any kind in national, international and foreign policy issue.  I wouldn’t trust her to be a heartbeat away from our commander-in-chief and there are very few that would.

Choosing a vice president is the first important decision a candidate must make.  If this is McCain’s first judgement call as president, he stepped out of the gate and into the mud.


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