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McCain shows his true character and leadership

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:12 pm
@sozobe,
The best line:
Quote:
"He can't run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?"


Explains why Palin is not ready.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:13 pm
@sozobe,
That was priceless, Sozobe.

I think you were the one who posted Campbell Brown on the McCain sexist treatment of Sarah Palin.

And then, ...

Quote:

Palin gets question, looks to McCain, demurs

This is what happens when campaigns let reporters into photo ops. They get all uppity and ask questions.

From the pool report account of what happened after McCain and Palin's meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko:

McCain then looked around the room and gestured as if to welcome questions. The AP reporter shouted a question at Gov. Palin (“Governor, what have you learned from your meetings?”) but McCain aide Brooke Buchanan intervened and shepherded everybody out of the room.

Palin looked surprised, leaned over to McCain and asked him a question, to which your pooler thinks he shook his head as if to say “No.”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0908/Palin_gets_question_looks_to_McCain_demurs.html?showall


cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:17 pm
@JTT,
Treating her like a hapless woman, and the conservatives can't see it. LOL
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:33 pm
I'm with the folks that see this as political grandstanding with no real benefit to anyone.

So I'd say, yes, "McCain shows his true character and leadership."
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:54 pm
@Foxfyre,
What crisis?

McCain was so focused on the 'crisis,' that he had time for bullshit political meetings today?

Quote:
The McCain campaign's new urgency about the financial crisis didn't entirely clear his schedule this morning.

My colleague Amie Parnes reports that he made it to his scheduled morning meeting with Lady Lynn de Rothschild, a Clinton backer who recently came out in support of him.

All while Obama was waiting by the phone for a returned call.


http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/A_nonemergency_meeting.html?showall

Who do you think you are kidding, Fox?

Cycloptichorn
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:59 pm
there's a word.

multitask.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:07 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
It shows McCain can't multitask; a similar weakness aka Bush.

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:09 pm
@ebrown p,
Obama has been focusing on the economy all along?

Giving speeches about how bad the economy is doing, does nothing to shore it up, and could actually hurt it if those speeches affect consumer confidence.

What, exactly, has Obama done to improve the economy this whole time he has been "focused" on it?

Now he has a chance to get involved in a major economic issue and he wants to sit on the sidelines.

What can they do now? Plenty.

There will be a vote on the proposal.Even the Dems wouldn't be stupid enough to try a kill it in commitee.

Now is the time to build consensus on what should be done, not a hour before it goes to the floor for a vote.

Right now, McCain and Obama are the leaders of their respective parties. They can both wield tremendous influence.

If McCain can help broker a deal on the bailout while Obama debates an empty chair, what will the American voter conclude?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:12 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
That Grandstanding won the day?

Rolling Eyes
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:16 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
McCain has been saying repeatedly "the fundamentals of the economy are strong".

Now all of a sudden it's a financial emergency that warrants shutting down a presidential election?

Yeah.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:17 pm
@H2O MAN,
The best proof that the Dems blocked Republican attempts to increase regulatory oversight of Fannie and Freddie Mac:

On Fox Sunday, Senators Kyle and Schummer debated. Kyle more than once made the flat out charge that Dems blocked Repub reform efforts. Schummer The Great Spinner, never responded to the charge.

When has Chuckie not had something to say in response to a Republican charge?
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:20 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

The best proof that the Dems blocked Republican attempts to increase regulatory oversight of Fannie and Freddie Mac:

On Fox Sunday, Senators Kyle and Schummer debated. Kyle more than once made the flat out charge that Dems blocked Repub reform efforts. Schummer The Great Spinner, never responded to the charge.

When has Chuckie not had something to say in response to a Republican charge?



Perhaps you are referring to Senator Kyl?

Laughing

Cycloptichorn
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 05:55 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Is that anything like McCain's distrust of government regs? LOL
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 06:27 pm
@ebrown p,
You doubt it is a financial emergency?
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 06:41 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Further proof: Major Dem apologist Cyclo's only response is to mock my misspelling of Kyl's name.

The FBI is investigating Fannie and Freddie. Chuckie and Barney are praying all the more fervently that Obama will win.

The Dem resistance to reigning in Fannie and Freddie is widely and clearly documented. Look for Frank and Schummer to appear in a McCain commercial soon.

BTW - How did Obama vote on the legislation for increased regulation (which McCain championed) of Fannie and Freddie?

He didn't. Not up or down --- Not present.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 06:43 pm
"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all."

2008 Republican Party Platform
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 06:58 pm
Huffington's headline reads: McCain wants a "time out"

Obama: The Debate Is Still On... This Is Exactly The Time When The American People Need To Hear From Their Leaders... Presidents Are Going To Have To Deal With More Than One Thing At A Time... McCain Camp: Postpone Next Week's VP Debate...

In the meantime, when the tough get going, McCain spends $ 5000 on make-up Laughing
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/24/mccains-5000-makeup-will_n_128973.html
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 07:00 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Not my only response, Finn, just the only one I had time to write, being on my way to do something more important than mocking you; namely, a visit to the toilet.

You really don't want to get into a 'not present' argument between Obama and McCain. McCain has missed over 400 votes this cycle... Smile

Rick Davis' involvement with Freddie Mac has invalidated McCain's ability to attack Obama on that issue, and the FBI isn't going to rush charges against sitting senators in time to do your loser candidate any good, which you well know.

Cycloptichorn
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 07:23 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Here is Letterman's stint on McCain - too funny!

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 07:27 pm
@CalamityJane,
"...running mate of Sarah Palin..." ROFL
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