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Palin Post Election Interviews Are Not Helping Her

Sarah Palin says during last week’s media blitz that she would love to do interviews. The problem is that Palin did not help herself by conducting all the interviews. She actually hurt herself in the interviews. Matt Lauer’s interview with Palin brought out twisted logic and some cases out and out lies to cover up her ineptitude.

Sarah Palin is extremely ambitious, and very unprepared. She did not clearly articulate her vision on what she wants to do next or her vision for Alaska. She did not get specifics on what she would do in the future. Many in the media say she often goes into Tina Fey mode when she has no answer or does not know the answer to questions.

Palin said the mainstream media started the rumor that her son was not her baby. In fact John McCain put out a press release about the rumors stated on the Internet; at the point the media responded. Palin tried to paint herself as a victim. Because of the scrutinizing of Reporters like Katie Curic and Wolf Blitzer, the American people earned more about the unpreparedness of Sarah Palin.

McCain and Palin Lose Character

I am concern about the direction of the campaigning in the latter days of the election. The hate inciting, aggressive comments from the crowd, are not helpful in a Presidential debate. In fact the idea of tying Obama to William Ayers is not only ridiculous; but it is hugely irresponsible, reprehensible, shows a clear lack of Judgment, and no regard for possible consequences of this action.

We do not need Sarah Palin out on the campaign trail inciting hate toward Obama. If it does not stop, then we must go beyond the usual response that this is politics. It is much more than that. It is hate and and it is bigotry. If that is what Sarah Palin and the Republicans are about; we Americans can do without both.

This despicable behavior has not done anything to help McCain/Palin. There are now about 27 days left. Obama is up 264 electorials votes to McCain’s 164. In the projection game, Obama only needs a mere 7 votes to go over the top. McCain would literally have to run the table in order to defeat Obama.

There is certainly no love lost between Obama and McCain. During the Presidential debates at Belmont College in Nashville, McCain referred to Obama during his response to a question by gesturing at Obama and then saying…….”That One”. Which shows a disdain and dislike toward Obama.

This behavior leads to questions of McCain’s character and Palin’s character is also in question

Bail Out Passed In Senate

The Senate stood up to the plate and passed the bail out bill. It is a bill that appears to be the right thing to do. It will keep the economy going. Open up credit lines and give America a chance to breathe. So now it time for the Congress to pass this legislation. It is all about credit ratings and the individual consumers ability to get car loans, home loans, and business loans. It is better to be proactive, because in the long run it affects Main Street Americans, who simply want to make a living and make an honest wage.

So not matter what we think about the Bail Out, our country is in crises and we must do something about it. By being proactive and not reactive. By getting out in front of this measure we give ourselves a chance to win as a country. Senator Obama and McCain both were in Washington to come together with other Senators to pass this bill. It is a measure for Main Street, not for Wall street. It unfreezes the credit market and gets America back to work again.

The Senate, both Republicans and Democrats, made it possible for all parties to come together to pass this credit life saving bill. The credit crunch, the instability of the Dow and Wall Street were at stake. The Senate helped restore the confidence and optimism and belief that America can be on it feet again. So we have a chance now and it is time for America to go to work together to bail the country out of this economic mess.

OBama Wins Debate According to CNN and CBS Poll

According to a CNN Poll 51% of those polled thought Barack Obama did a better job in Friday night’s debates than Barack Obama. Obama also leads McCain in a CBS News/New York Times Poll 47%-42 % taken before the debates and before McCain made his announcement to temporarily halt his campaign. The debate helped many uncommitted voters to improve their opinion of Obama. The uncommitted voters said that Obama won the debate according to a CBS Poll, Obama won, 39% to 24%.

The uncommitted voters who watched the debate said they were impressed by Obama’s poise and knowledge about the issues, and that he was more knowledgeable about the issues than they previously thought. They also felt McCain this not control himself well under pressure, that he was angry and bad tempered, and felt that he talked too much about the past.

Link to the CBS Poll breakdown.

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/2008Debate1.pdf

Clinton Offers “Luke Warm” Support for Obama on David Letterman

Bill Clinton cannot bring himself to whole heartedly support Barack Obama. He danced around the question of would he support Obama on the David Letterman show. It appears his heart is not in the idea of supporting Obama. Although Clinton says he will campaign for Obama; given his lukewarm support, one wonders if Clinton would do Obama more harm than good.

It is obvious the Clintons have a huge grudge against Obama and it appears nothing will change that is the near future. Clinton plans to head out on the campaign trail for Obama, so we will see exactly what message he will leave with the potential voters that he will meet.

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Watch Obama’s Message On The Troubled Economy (Falling Stocks and Bail Outs)


Friend —

The economy hit a new low this week, and in every part of the country, people like you are feeling it.

The recent financial disasters — from the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the historic drop in the stock market — are not just a string of bad luck. They are the result of years of bad decisions made in favor of big corporate special interests instead of America’s working families.

More than 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Home foreclosures are skyrocketing, and home values are plunging. Gas prices are at an all-time high, and we’re still spending more than $10 billion every month on a war in Iraq that should never have been waged.

John McCain’s campaign is doing everything it can to focus attention on false personal attacks and distractions — but there’s too much at stake for that kind of politics.

I need your help to get the conversation back on track.

I recorded a two-minute TV ad about our economy and my plan to solve this crisis.
For eight years, Bush-McCain economic policies have favored reckless deregulation and huge tax loopholes for big corporations. Now, as these corporations crumble, American taxpayers are facing costly bailouts.

More of the same failed ideas are not going to solve our economic problems.

I’m calling for a $1,000 tax break for middle-class families — not just because they need help dealing with the rising costs of gas, food, and health care, but also because our economy needs to be reinvigorated from the bottom up, not the top down.

I’m proposing a second stimulus package to save over one million jobs and provide immediate relief to struggling families.

And I’ll end the “anything goes” culture on Wall Street with real regulation. We can see clearly that our economy is stronger when we protect investments and pensions, and avoid devastating bankruptcies and bailouts.

This is no ordinary time, and it shouldn’t be an ordinary election. Help keep the discussion focused on the issues.

Please watch the video and share it with your friends today:

http://my.barackobama.com/economyvideo

Thanks for helping to bring the change this country needs,

Barack

The Word Elitist Used By Republicans Is Merely a G-rated Way of Saying “Uppity”

All along the Republicans have uttered the word elitist when referring to Barack Obama. They are very quick to use racially tinged code words to reach closet Republican racists. Elitist is merely a cleaned up way of saying “uppity”. A southern term used by whites whenever they described a well educated and confident black man or woman. That is what you have in Obama. Yet the racism of Republicans is showing in their zeal to defeat the first African American Presidential candidate ever. That’s why you have so much mean spiritedness and mocking of Obama at the Republican Convention, particularly Wednesday night, by a parade of speakers including Sarah Palin. If Republicans know God; they sure have a funny way of showing it.

Other examples of racially tinged remarks by Republicans………………….

At an April 12 event in his District , Representative Geoff Davis (R) Kentucky, said the following; “I’m going to tell you something: That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button. He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.” Notice Davis used the word “BOY”, highly offensive.

Davis later sent an apology to Obama.

Georgia Republican Lynn Westmoreland described Obama and His wife as being elitist and uppity. Apparently Republicans are so taken aback by the perceived attitude and demeanor of the Obamas, that they cannot accept them for who they are. In fact they resent who they are.

Investigation In Alaska of Sarah Palin Reveals More

The theory is that the Republicans are not really using the hiatus from their own convention because of hurricane Gustav. Word is that they were blindsided by all the internet stories on Sarah Palin and needed to buy time to fully vet her, by sending operatives to Alaska in hopes of getting her off the hook.

It has been reported by many news agencies and confirmed on CNN, that these organizations are in Alaska digging up more information on Sarah Palin. It is rumored that the National Enquirer has a team in Alaska researching Sarah Palin.

What we do know is that Republican operatives have fanned out to appear on Television with the specific assignment to give bizarre non answers to specific pointed questions about Sarah Palin. They have also been instructed to spin any questions by not answering the question directly and spinning it back by implicating Barack Obama is some way. Example question: “Do you believe that Sarah Palin has the necessary experience to be Vice President”. Example answer: “Sarah Palin has more experience than Barack Obama has and has substantially more knowledge on Foreign Policy than Barack Obama”.

So Repulicans are hard at work protecting themselves until they find if the charges to trooper gate will stick on Sarah Palin. From the looks of things they will. This caused George Bush and the ‘Terminator”, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, to both cancel their appearances at the convention.

Palin has been conspicuously absent from the scene. No one knows the agenda of the convention for the remainder of the week…………. stay tune.

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Palin’s Daughter is Pregnant According To Media Reports; McCain’s Judgement in Question

Now we have a true story from the McCain camp, that Sarah Palin’s daughter is now pregnant. This is in addition to other unfounded and unsubstantiated rumors circulating around the internet regarding Palin. This is an Eagleton moment ( Eagleton was the 1972 Vice Presidential pick of Senator George McGovern who was forced to resign because he was not fully and carefully vetted by McGovern). This news raises a number of issues and questions.

Did John McCain know that Palin’s daughter was pregnant when he chose her as his Vice Presidential pick?

Was Palin forthright and upfront in informing McCain of her daughter pregnancy?

What other skeletons are in Palin’s closet that need to be disclosed?

Did some Republicans really cancel their appearances at the GOP Convention because of this latest disclosure in an attempt to distanced themselves from McCain?

What about other scandals for Palin……. Trooper Gate and the DUI of her husband 24 years ago, as reported by the mainstream media?

This whole episode is just another example of John McCain, recklessness and flawed decision making. If he can’t properly manage his personal business, how can he expect to run the Government of the Greatest Country in the world?

Obama Nomination Is Historical

Barack Obama’s nomination was an historic moment. His nomination as the First African American ever to be nominated for President by an American Political Party is simply astounding. For this county, to elect an African American as the nominee of a major political party is a testament to the American Dream. Descendants of former slaves and slaves holders along with many, many people of other races have come together to make this happen.

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, we all can say that we are proud to be Americans. It was 145 years ago when slavery officially ended, and African American were set free to find their way in America, despite their freedom in 1863, it took another 102 years for African Americans to finally receive government sponsored freedom by the passing of the 1964 Civil Right Act., which effectively changed the course of this country.

Make no mistake African Americans have paid a price right here in America to be free. After carpetbagging practices in the south after the Civil War, to indentured sharecropping, which amounted to in slavery for African Americans. African Americans endured slavery, Jim Crow laws, thousand of legal lynchings, substandard health care, segregation from serving in the armed services. segregation at schools and entertainment. All of this set the stage for the Civil Right movement which changed America for good.

But many people died to set things right during the 102 years after slavery. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Bobby Kennedy, John Kennedy, just t name a few and countless other were permanently maimed because of their participation in the Civil Right Movement.

But changed was steady in the United States and each decade steps were made to give African American’ s an opportunity if your try to grab a stake of the American Dream. African American have served as Secretary of State, Joint Chief of Staff, Many in Congress and the US Senate, As Mayors of the American Cities, City councilmen and nearly every other elected political office.

Barack Obama has a legacy to follow and as the First African American, he is a testament to the greatness of America and it willingness to embrace diversity of all races.