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Friday, August 29, 2008

Game, Set, Match.

Like I said in the last post:

"McCain came from behind and came out on top because he's no McDummy."

Indeed. He's a McGenius.


Blogger John said...

Honestly, I would have felt more confident with Mitt, but I'm sure Sarah is making the Democrats go "DO'H!"

11:02 AM  
Blogger John said...

After all, if they don't support her, why, then, THEY'RE SEXISTS!"

(by their own "logic")

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo! Great pick... firms up the base AND splits the opposition!

5:19 PM  
Blogger John said...

Ditto, fj.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hypocrites! For months you whine about Obama's lack of experience now your VP nominee has roughly the same (if not less) experience than Obama! And don't turn this around, you guys made experience an issue not us. How come it isn't important for you anymore?!!?

9:56 PM  
Blogger John said...

I'm going to turn your argument around (back where it's supposed to be), but not right now.

1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, your troll can't tell the difference between executive experience (mayor AND governor) and working as a "community organizer" for $10K a year...

"Serving burgers at MacDonald's is too experience!"

The presidency is an executive job, NOT a legislative OR fast-food job.

Relevant experience... Sarah 8 years, Obama and Biden together... 0.


6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I almost forgot, Capt. John McCain... 20 years.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:58 AM  
Blogger John said...

Thank you anonymous. :)

I have to share the credit with my excellent guests.

Welcome, and come back anytime.

12:31 PM  
Blogger John said...

"And don't turn this around, you guys made experience an issue not us."

Obama himself made it a legitimate issue because he is, in fact, inexperienced (by his own earlier admissions, and Biden's, and Hillary's).

In response to that (and admitting it in the process), the Hope & Changer puts a veteran, Washington insider at the bottom of the ticket.

At the top of the Republican ticket is a veteran Washington insider who put a fresh-faced but dynamic and principled conservative outsider on the bottom of it.

Experience was not the primary issue that Mac was attending to (he already had loads of it, and he--not his veep--will be Commander-in-Chief).

Furthermore, surely you're not going to equate a veeps "inexperience" with a president's, are you?

Or a senator's with a governor's?

Indeed, Madame Gov has more executive experience than Obama AND Biden, anyway.

You can be a 40-year Democratic career senator and still be denied the presidency of the U.S. in favor of a one or two term governor, as has actually been
often the case, for good reasons.

Of course, in the same way you attacked W's experience as Governor of Texas (e.g. "It was more a queendom"), now you're going to go after Palin's experience as governor of The Great State of Alaska-- i.e. "It doesn't really count, because of the state's population size."

Let's see:

Obama's veep: Senator of a state the population of which ranks 45th in the US (Total 864,764--2007 est.)

Electoral votes: 3

Mac's veep: Governor of a state the population of which ranks 47th in the US (Total 683,478--2007 est.)

Electoral vote: 3

That's how the veeps size up--with points for Biden for duration of work experience (because of his age)--but more points for Palin because of her conservative--and mainstream, AND executive-- creds.

Again, by your own standards, Mac's weight (at the top of the ticket) catapults the leightweight Obama's (on top of the other ticket) off the measuring scales, giving him enough gravitas in that regard to put a promising youngster on the ticket.

The Obama-Biden ticket is the INVERSE of that.

There you go again. You guys have it backwards.

Meanwhile, we're supposed to think that a pair of liberal senators with law degrees-- and from above the Mason-Dixon Line to boot-- have the kind of experience--and character, for that matter--that the country wants.

Lotsa luck.

You're going to need it.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now starting to believe that there really is no way that Obama can win in November, and it’s not just because of McCain’s slam dunk in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. Obama’s biggest weakness isn’t his leftist views, the criminals and America-hating sickos he counts as friends, he has already lied his way thru all of that. It’s not even Michelle or even his inexperience. It’s the fact that he doesn’t have the PR skills necessary to get elected DESPITE all of the reasons he shouldn’t be President. Democrats can’t get elected on their ideas, so they pretend to be moderates, and when the mask slips off and their socialist ideals are exposed, they spin, attack their accusers and masterfully cast themselves as victims of a “smear campaign.” Obama has all of the usual baggage of a leftist candidate––just none of the PR skills to make the public forget about it.
A liberal candidate without the skills to maintain the image of being a moderate is dead in the water.
Watching the Sarah Palin address the crowd in Denver earlier today, I was captivated. Sarah Palin held up well in her first appearance on the national political stage. Not only did she sound good, but she looked good. This lady has style. I mean, you gotta love a politician who is real!

2:25 PM  
Blogger John said...

Welcome t.s.

I agree with your clear-sighted analysis.

Palin's a great choice.

Let the games begin.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow it only took 12 hours to respond glad you guys got your RNC talking points this week. Either that or you're too busy censoring other liberals on this blog. So 8 years ago Washington Insider = Bad. Now Washington Insider = Good. 8 days ago no experience = bad. 8 hours ago no experience = good. And don't even start the burger flipping talk, you're the one who wanted to classify them as manufacturing jobs. This is a pick worse than Quayle & Harriet Myers. Have fun living it up in MN while another hurricane barrels down on LA.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, with Palin on board my mom, who couldn't bring herself to support McCain, is now in complete support. Palin gets my two thumbs up!!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can understand why Democrats are in such a tizzy over Sarah Palin's qualifications... it's so embarrassing to their nominee... she's WAY More qualified!

5:33 AM  
Blogger John said...

Glad to hear it, Kelly.

I trust Nanc is, too.

Thank you very much, Alice. :)

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was some snobbery behind McCain's decision to pick Palin.

By most accounts the Admiral's son was leaning to pick ridiculous Lieberman until the 'how-many-houses' theme against McCain began to stick.

Also McCain's campaign slogan "Country First" (translation: Psst! John is White!) was pretty vacuous and beginning to sound like a failing mortgage bank.
So John wanted to pick someone to motivate the Simples to be against electing the black man and the Irish guy. So he picked Palin for her adjectives.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw - nice blog

8:42 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thank you anonymous.

"So John wanted to pick someone to motivate the Simples to be against electing the black man and the Irish guy."

Gee, I don't know how that would work since both Palin and McCain have Irish ancestry.

Sure it's diluted lineage, but so what? The dilution itself makes them as much Irish as the mulatto Obama is black, and he's still raking in something like 95% of the black vote.

But she's obviously not black, so I guess she does pick up the millions and millions of Red State racists-- which, as "everyone knows," is, like, upwards of 95% of Republicans.

Unfortunately, "everyone" also "knows" that the racist Republicans are also sexists, so I guess I understand why Democrats are calling it such a bad pick and are rejoicing (assuming what "everyone knows" is true, of course).

btw, there's a rumor that Obama isn't even--technically--black,
but Arab (as far as census takers would be concerned).

What's up with that?

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NB - McCain is not Irish - he is Scottish in heritage.
Obama is Irish - His great great great gp is Falmouth Kearey -

Yes - racists will try to portray him as Arab. They think the name is funny. They have never heard of Kenya

Btw - Palin is English, not Irish -

11:38 PM  
Blogger John said...

McCain is Scots-Irish. Palin has Irish roots.

I've heard of Kenya. I wrote a report on Kenya my freshman year in high school when I studied abroad.

Just because you're a Kenyan national does not mean you can't--therefore--be an ethnic Arab.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain is Scottish - The term "Scotch-Irish" is used for people who are descended from Scots who were settled in Ulster - ie North Ireland - They are distinct from Irish people. They are ethnically Scots - Ex - German Jews are Jewish people who had settled in Germany.

1:10 AM  
Blogger John said...

Okay. I'll take your word on it, but you're nitpicking. The Scotts and Irish generally like each other and consider themselves kin.

And Palin does indeed have Irish ancestry, so saying that "John wanted to pick someone to motivate the Simples to be against electing the black man and Irish guy"--which started this-- is thoughtless, and undermines the credibility of "the black man" part, coupled as it is to the "Irish guy."

Although I suppose that if you see the world in black & white terms, racism can lurk in every act and utterance.

btw, in pointing out: "German Jews are Jewish people who had settled in Germany," you made my point about Obama Sr. being an Arab whose family settled in Kenya.

Obama asserts: "My Name is African Swahili."

It's not. Barack, Hussein, and Obama are all Arabic names.

Here's what's making the rounds:

"Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack
Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75%
Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya, his father's family was
mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro)."

Are those lies?

5:14 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

"The Scotts and Irish generally like each other and consider themselves kin."

Just a side note on Scotland-born great grandmother had fits when my parents named me Kelly.

But seriously, if they want to call Obama "black" we can call McCain "Irish".

Putting that aside...I think McCain made an incredibly good choice in picking Palin. As much as I am a huge supporter of Romney, I see Palin as far better choice.

Palin's actions speak loud and clear to the conservative right. Her life is her her stand.

What liberal women do not understand is that there are a good number of women who relate more to Palin than to Hillary.

But above that Palin is a go-getter. She gets things done. She got into this business to do just that.

8:09 AM  
Blogger John said...

I'm a happy camper. Mac returned the kickoff with 95-yard sprint for the touchdown with that pick.

The left has gone schizo trying to maintain the desperate, "out-of-touch elitist" charge they launched with McCain's "Housegate" (gimme a friggin' break) while simultaneously sneering at the Palin's Red State (i.e. anti-elitist) creds.

11:18 AM  
Blogger John said...

I said:

The Scotts and Irish generally like each other and consider themselves kin.

Kelly said:

Just a side note on Scotland-born great grandmother had fits when my parents named me Kelly.

That's interesting. You're Scottish grandmother was none too fond of the Irish, while trhe source who told me of essential Scotch-Irish bonhomie was an Irishwoman (from Ireland).

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama's father is Kenyan - he is not Arab.

I know you put stock in those email rumors - But take a look at Obama's dad.

Besides, the tribe Obamas dad comes from would never mix with Arabs.

Don't be silly - You mentioned you're Greek in previous post,right? Well lots of people will assume you have Turkish genes -

But you probably don't -

re: "Okay. I'll take your word on it, but you're nitpicking. The Scotts and Irish generally like each other and consider themselves kin."

Are you joking - the whole batttle in Northern Ireland was between Irish (who the media call The Catholics) and the Scots (who the media call the Protestants) and it was started by the English to divide and conquer.

The Scots in Ulster were settlers - put in to create division.

Bill Clinton's actual main good act was helping end this war.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh - just another tip off to that ridiculuous Arab rumor you're speading about Obama - His birth certificate says nothing of the kind - Go to his website and look at his birth certificate.

Anyway - I don't want to waste any more time on this, but the most silly idea is the idea Obama dad could even possibly be Arab considering the fact his tribe is just about the least likely tribe to have any Arab mix

In other words - you are probably more likely to be Turkish (if you are Greek, if I was mistaken - than sorry) than Barack is likely to be Arab.

Maybe that's presumptuous (that's the Frenchmen in me).

I do think it's funny that so many right wingers are nervous about Obamas blackness. Now they say he is not black enough - before they though he was too black. Just like Sally Hemings story made them freak out.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah - I just saw a previous post of yours saying that you are Greek.

So Obama could (if he wanted) could make a better case against you for being Moslem than you could against him.

After all - a lot of people assume incorrectly that most Greeks have Turkish blood (thus are partly Muslim in the way he right wing thinks - since many have said that Obama 'inherited' his religion)

So you shoud have some sympathy for Barack.

But I'm voting for McCain - so it's neither here nor there.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big government liberals should like this, but this pepper spray attack on an innocent woman should really scare conservatives

PS - Notice how the liberal corporate media is ignoring the Ron Paul convention?

Reagan and Goldwater are turning over in their graves/

9:59 PM  

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