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Posted on Aug 31, 2008
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Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama sat down for a “60 Minutes” interview with his vice presidential pick, Joe Biden, to talk about why he chose Biden and what he thinks about rival John McCain’s choice, Gov. Sarah Palin, for whom Obama has a couple of nice words before noting that she “subscribes to John McCain’s agenda.”

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By MarthaA, September 2, 2008 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment

The United States National Debt is $53 TRILLION—- NOT $9 TRILLION or $15 TRILLION.  Check Google—Just type in $53 TRILLION and enter, then prepare to read.  Here is one url:

http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/turk/2008/0109.html,

there are many.  Do not be deceived.  The REPUBLICANS have made the LEFT destitute for many centuries.  Undoubtedly that is why the REPUBLICANS say the “angry left”, because they know what they have done to the left.

It is time for the destruction of the left to stop and Obama is the way.  Obama is CHANGE and Biden is Obama’s advocate for change, and a good advocate Joe Biden will be.

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By montymarket, September 2, 2008 at 9:31 am Link to this comment
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(Lulu last week was a troll, this week a troll impersonating a “south african black woman.” A troll by any name is a troll. Haha.) 

Pity McSame.  Imagine waking up on Friday morning after the splendor and glory generated by the Democratic National Convention!  Run like clockwork, with dynamic speakers:  Ted Kennedy risking his life to give a powerful speech; Bill Clinton dissecting the rethug party; Hillary doing everything possible to unite the party; Biden showing experience and maturity; then, Barack Obama conversing with 80,000 in the stadium and 40 million at home watching tv.  All McSame gambled on was systematically lost over four nights of the DNC.  Then in complete desperation McSame throws a Hail Mary and picks a running mate he neither met nor vet.  America cannot afford four more years of a president that executes off the cuff on gut feelings that invariably are wrong, wrong, wrong.

Obama showed leadership by choosing experience and foreign affairs knowledge after carefully vetting the candidates, and hit a home run on his first presidential decision; McSame conversely displayed Bushco rashness and was forced into throwing a Hail-Sarah-Pass. McSame blew the election on Friday.

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By MarthaA, September 1, 2008 at 11:56 am Link to this comment
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lulu:

You have a shallow outlook with regard to shallow Sara.  Anyone that has a depth of thought that is thicker than a reflection knows that shallow Sara is not qualified to be President of the United States, and is therefore and inappropriate choice by John McCain for his Veep as a running mate.  Short of propaganda, that is the reality of the situation.

John McCain has expressed his own unfitness for President of the United States by his choice of Sara Palin as his VP; if this is the depth of his understanding of what this country needs, then John McCain is telling the American people, I am unfit to be President of the United States and asking the American people to vote for him on the basis of being unfit to lead the country.

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By lulu, September 1, 2008 at 9:50 am Link to this comment
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I am a south african black woman who would like nothing more than to see Obama as president (minus that lobbyist he calls his VP).
I also suspect Palin will wipe the floor with Biden BECAUSE she is articulate, fiesty, beautiful,and appeals to ORDINARY AMERICAN. Rove and his GOP strategist know how to win elections! They got that idiot into the white house,twice. He makes Sarah Palin look like an obvious choice! If you do’nt play your cards carefully,you will have Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and Huffpo to console you…

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By MarthaA, September 1, 2008 at 9:27 am Link to this comment
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Right Wing:

McCain’s fish were “borrow and spend tax reduction” and Obama is fiscally responsible; no fish was the right choice.

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By RightWing, September 1, 2008 at 6:01 am Link to this comment

ICE FISHING CONTEST
The Presidential election was too close to call. 
Neither the Republican candidate nor the Democratic candidate had enough votes to win.
There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things.
The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election. Therefore, it was decided that there should be an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the winner. 
After much of back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest take place on a remote frozen lake in northern Minnesota. 
There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent out separately on this isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties. 
At the end of the first day, John McCain returned to the starting line and he had ten fish. 
Soon, Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having another ‘bad hair’ day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day. 
At the end of the 2nd day John McCain came in with 20 fish and Obama came in again with none. 
That evening, Harry Reid got together secretly with Obama and said, ‘Obama, I think John McCain is a low-life, cheatin’ son-of-a- gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and don’t even bother with fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.’ 
The next night (after John McCain returns with 50 fish), Harry Reid said to Obama, ‘Well, tell me, how is McCain cheating?’  Obama replied, ‘Harry, you’re not going to believe this, but he’s cutting holes in the ice!’
Sometimes experience does count . . .

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By Tony Wicher, August 31, 2008 at 9:16 pm Link to this comment

Nothing wrong with sexy librarians!

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By MarthaA, August 31, 2008 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment

lulu:

Are you saying the Republican genteel common population, the lumpen-proletariat, wanna be aristocratic Republicans, will decide this election?  We will see, I think even the lumpens will realize if they want our country to survive, our country needs Obama.

With McCain’s help, the outrageously corrupt REPUBLICAN EXTREME that has driven the United States into a 53 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT under the Bush administration, certainly should have their EXTREME agendas made into comedy, or the corruption will never stop.  I hope through comedy at least some of the genteel lumpen common population will wake up to the REPUBLICANS destruction of our nation. 

Knowing the debt the people have been place under, it is overwhelmingly comical to think that any of the American people of the COMMON POPULATION, the proletariat, would choose another 4 or more years of the same, which is what corporate conservative McCain and his corporate conservative beauty queen Palin is—4 more Bush type years, because McCain has stated emphatically that he likes what Bush has done.  McCain either doesn’t care, or is in the clouds and doesn’t know the difference.  Palin has even used her government office for her private affairs and fired subordinates who didn’t bow to her private wishes, Palin is more of the same, as she is under investigation for REPUBLICAN CORRUPTION.

The RIGHT WING EXTREME hopes to continue through McCain and Palin the exact same private agenda as they pushed rampantly through the Bush administration; therefore, the REPUBLICANS’ extreme agenda must be laughed off and discouraged by the American people; otherwise, America as we once knew it will be no more. 

Our beloved country, the United States of America, has been placed into debt far more than all the combined wealth of our entire nation for centuries to come.  The people of the United States will be lucky just to pay the interest on $53 TRILLION DOLLARS, much less get rid of the debt, but Obama has chosen to try for the sake of humanity, to tackle the debt and start bringing the $53 TRILLION down.

The RIGHT WING EXTREME; i.e., Rupert Murdock, has chosen to move and live in China and leave the Common Population holding the bag.  If comedy gets the word out—more power to comedy.

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By yellowbird2525, August 31, 2008 at 7:38 pm Link to this comment

and while all of you are kept distracted thinking of Rep/dem; prochoice/etc: in the states themselves they are having “rebuild and renew America forums” that we set up to be done back in Reagans day: we are NOW paying Corps’ taxes; and they are going to cut down all trees, and build; they own the land, they claim gardening & manure causes methanol; so no you can not; have to eat genetic seed which THEY don’t have to label (here in USA only: every other country has banned or made to be labeled so much problems with them); THEY own the land and will decide who/what/etc is done: build, build, build; they “acknowledge” YOU might have a concern: but it doesn’t concern THEM at all: will Americans NEVER LEARN?

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By susan, August 31, 2008 at 7:12 pm Link to this comment
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Everyone is saying that people vote for the top ticket, but this election is different. The fact is, if Obama ever gets elected to the white house, there’s a very good chance of him to get assassinated (I pray to God that this will never happen, but there are sick people out there who are not ready to have a first black president in the white house!), having Biden as his VP, I’m very comfortable of him taking over. On the other hand, if McCain wins, there’s a very good chance that he could drop dead while in office. He’s 72-years old with history of cancer. I don’t think his VP pick is ready to lead. How can he pick someone with no foreign policy experience, especially when we are at war, that he only met one time, knowing that he may leave millions of family under her care if something ever happens to him? In this election, VP pick is just as important as the candidate that’s running for the top ticket!

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By boggs, August 31, 2008 at 6:47 pm Link to this comment

lulu, even women can recognize inexperience and inadequacy for a particular job.
lulu must be a man’s name who happens to be smitten by a pretty smile, eh?

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By Paul John, August 31, 2008 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment
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It’s such a pleasure to listen to an intelligent AND civil presidential candidate. Unfortunately, as so often has happened in our history, people are scared of politicians who are smarter than they are. Let’s hope that Americans have the courage to elect a qualified person this time.

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By MarthaA, August 31, 2008 at 5:51 pm Link to this comment
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The outrageously corrupt REPUBLICAN EXTREME that has driven the United States into a 53 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT under the Bush administration, certainly should have their EXTREME agendas made into comedy, or the corruption will never stop.  Knowing the debt the people have been place under, it is overwhelmingly comical to think that any of the American people of the COMMON POPULATION, the proletariat, would choose another 4 or more years of the same, which is what corporate conservative McCain and corporate conservative Palin is.  I hope through comedy at least some of the American people will wake up to the REPUBLICANS destruction of our nation.  The RIGHT WING EXTREME hopes to continue through McCain and Palin the exact same agenda as they pushed rampantly through the Bush administration; therefore, the REPUBLICANS’ extreme agenda must be laughed off and discouraged by the American people; otherwise, America as we once knew it will be no more.  Our country has been placed into debt far more than all the combined wealth of our nation for centuries.  The people of the United States will be lucky just to pay the interest on $53 TRILLION DOLLARS, much less get rid of the debt, but Obama has chosen to try for the sake of humanity.  The RIGHT WING EXTREME has chosen to move to China and leave the Common Population holding the bag.  If comedy gets the word out—more power to comedy.

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By rage, August 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm Link to this comment
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I’ll give my man this, he is diplomatic and tactful, if nothing else.

That going for Palin’s scrawny throat this soon into the fight is way too easy. Team Obama-Biden is pacing itself in this marathon. After all, it’s not as if Palin’s any real threat to Biden. She’s only there to lure over the obstinate religious right and that handful of disgruntled Hillaryites who are already thoroughly insulted that Turdblossom finds them to be so easily politically appeased by merely adding any old nondescript party faithful female warm body to Gramps’ ticket. Meanwhile, the evangelicals are anything but overwhelmed by Palin. So far, she’s only a big hit with the reactionary rapture-ready fundamentalist militia members of the NRA.

These ReThugs have such an unhealthy, irrational obsession with Hillary Rodham Clinton. To fear, loathe, and resent one woman the way these old menopausal men of the GOP do Hillary is madness. It’s such a gripping madness until these Goofy Oafish Pinheads are actually running an anti-Hillary candidate in a race with no Hillary in it. The ReThugniCons entered Sarah Palin into the running KNOWING full well Joe Biden was the candidate she’d be facing on the VEEP battlefield in this election. KNOWING IT! Even if the rumors of the ReThugs having made the the VEEP decision back in June are true, Obama still didn’t choose Biden until a week before the DemCon, giving the Rethugs more than a week to scramble for a more suitable anti-Biden VEEP candidate. But, no! The ReThugs and the propagandists both decided to milk that wivestale of the elusive 18 million Clintonistas who probably haven’t existed at that strength since Hillary first declared her candidacy right before the Super Bowl, yet allegedly still want a woman in the Presidential line of succession. That, and, if ReThugs have any hope whatsoever of just losing respectably, they still need to reproselytize disillusioned evangelicals who have concluded the adulterous Grampers and his botoxed beer baroness aren’t really saved. The political reality is that neither angry Clintonistas nor the disenchanted megachurched are buying Palin.

Most comically tragic is that the Rovians in Grampers war council actaully think this crazed insanity is a brilliant tactical strategy for achieving anything other than certain defeat in November. Obama probably finds it hard to just not bust up laughing out loud. I guess my man figured, shoot, ‘nuff sed for the moment…

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By yours truly, August 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment
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Doesn’t matter who’s the Republican nominee for the vice-presidency.  What matters?  Our electing a president who’s going to work with Congress and us to dismantle Empire-USA plus turning things around here at home.  And then what sort of world?  It’ll be up to us.

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By lulu, August 31, 2008 at 8:09 am Link to this comment
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This is exactly the rhetoric the GOP LOVE.
The DEMOCRATS attacking “Middle America”, a woman who worked hard to get to where she is. Show some respect and sense.
Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Huffpo are doing everything to turn the Republican campaign into the underdog, perhaps investing in future comedy shows?
Hard working moms: think of their husbands, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. This election is going to be decided by the Sarah Palins of America, not in LA and NY. The Rovers are genius and you have yet to wake up to this reality.
While you rant over the “sexy librarian”, think for a second…everytime you attack her, the majority of the disaffected(especially woman)will rally behind here.YES THEY CAN!

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