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By DownriverDem, October 19, 2008 at 7:07 am Link to this comment
Go ahead and sit the election out. You then give Obama and McCain a vote.
You have no clue.
By Fahrenheit 451, October 18, 2008 at 4:38 am Link to this comment
@ Sitting This One Out;
Interesting; many of my thoughts as well. I’m sitting this one out as well. I refuse to vote for the least of two evils.
By Fahrenheit 451, October 18, 2008 at 4:28 am Link to this comment
@ Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD;
Natural Born Killers?
By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, October 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm Link to this comment
There’s gotta be another B movie star type that can once again capture the imagination, what little there is of it, of the right somewhere down the road. Maybe someone who can rephrase the abortion or gun issues to make them more “now.” Give me just one redeeming feature of conservatism that makes it a viable player in a 21st century global society. And get that elephant up off the ground; it has nothing whatever to do with republican.
By Sitting This One Out, October 16, 2008 at 11:42 am Link to this comment
I don’t support either of the major party candidates in this presidential race, mostly because the only difference between them is the aspirations of their respective voters. Really, how many options will either one have once Bush & Co. leave office?
In a time of great turmoil, and after 30 years of right-wing know-nothingism (and yes, I mean you, too, Bill Clinton), there simply is not a stable of eminence grises to draw on. Obama, quite apart from whatever he owes his major contributors, has surrounded himself with the usual Democratic hasbeens, especially the toxic Biden, Albright, etc., etc. If Obama loses by one vote in my state, oh well.
However, because I don’t have a dog in this race, I will comment that McCain has been captured by typical Republican party operatives. In his case, his own party seems to have swift-boated him. His one asset, which got him through the Naval Academy and POW camp and gave him his Senate seat, helped him escape prosecution as one of the Keating Five and won him a rich wife, is his immense charm. The Republican party operatives have stifled that quality and have served him badly by forcing the poor choice of VP and the atrocious stream of poisonous campaign ads. One has to wonder if they are punishing him for his occasionally heroic attempts to stave off the worst of the K-Street, Gingrich, Tom Delay, Abramoff, Christian Coalition corruption.
That he did not see this coming, and counted on party loyalty, probably disqualifies him from personally handling delicate negotiations as president.
There probably is nothing he could do take back his campaign and derail the Republican attempts to set him up for a fall, but he could retrieve some dignity if he
1) removed Palin from the ticket, and replaced her with
2) maybe New York Mayor Bloomberg or some other senior Republican as yet unscathed by the filth that is the byproduct of 25 years of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove.
By pacrat, October 16, 2008 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
It was difficult to tell whether McCain thought that he could blink his way through the final debate like his running mate tried to avoid her debate with Biden.
Didn’t work, did it?
While it is unprecedented, John ought to just resign from the campaign, fire that kid from Alaska, and retire to one of his homes.
That leaves Obama to become president by acclaim.
By tolstoy, October 16, 2008 at 9:12 am Link to this comment
McCane’s rabid dog debating approach should lead to the worst Repub defeat since Goldwater (61% for Obama, as with Johnson in ‘64)—plus totally assured by his comments on Roe vs. Wade. The man looked like he was working to end his misery—go rabid throughout and get off the hook. Pathetic. Obama must be in a good mood this morning and Cindy staying the hell out of the way.
By GW=MCHammered, October 16, 2008 at 8:03 am Link to this comment
More GOP excrement—-
Cabinet Officials Sent to Campaign at Taxpayer Expense, Report Says
“In some instances,” the draft report stated, “the White House specifically requested that travel be billed to the taxpayers to save Republican campaigns money.” Of 326 events in 2006 attended by Bush administration officials, 303 required travel outside Washington, according to the report.
By espaz, October 16, 2008 at 7:48 am Link to this comment
i thought mccain looked as though he was going to cry last night. i actually felt bad for the guy (i know…i know…after these last eight years we can show no forgivness).....this cartoon also makes me sad because i think elephants are neat animals and like other species on this planet, we’re squeezing them out of existance…...i hope this election will really make a difference in the direction this planet is headed…i hope
By Fahrenheit 451, October 16, 2008 at 6:44 am Link to this comment
@ Tim McFarland and Leefeller;
I can add nothing but an Ahmen! Oh, and maybe a chuckle or two.
By Jim Yell, October 16, 2008 at 6:08 am Link to this comment
This was brutal and right on. I feel sorry for the elephant though. I like elephants and they have always had the intellegence to avoid being much help to war mongers over the centuries. Unlike war horses the elephant has too much sense to stand and be slaughtered. In fact in human wars, while visually strong they are most noted for turning tail and getting the hell off the battlefield squishing their abusive trainers in the process.
The appropriate animal to characterize the Republicans is probably the psychotic chimp that has been driven insane.
By lodipete, October 16, 2008 at 5:18 am Link to this comment
A nice sentiment but premature. Don’t count your chickens…....
By kath cantarella, October 15, 2008 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment
LOL! That’s what happens when you promote the interests of the elephant-hunters over everyting else.
By Leefeller, October 15, 2008 at 9:18 pm Link to this comment
Pointy High heals sticking out from under, would have been appropriate.
By Tim McFarland, October 15, 2008 at 8:48 pm Link to this comment
You left out the huge pile of elephant shit that was excreted by the beast upon the people of this country, before the GOP died.
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