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A Real Case Of Pallin' With Terrorists

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Greco, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Greco

    Greco New Member

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    The absolute cornerstone of John McCain's campaign, and the one hope he has to lure voters during the general election is his self-claimed strong position on terrorism. He frequently attempts to bind that with, what he hopes voters will consider, is his good judgement. Both took a serious beating recently.

    John McCain was forced to removed a man from his finance committee that was labeled as a supporter of Hezbollah, and "a key agent of the terrorist group in the Detroit area". Those allegations did not come from the Democrats. They came from Debbie Schlussel, a Republican and conservative writer. It's hardly an asset to have a terrorist helping you raise funds. It certainly doesn't give the appearance of good judgement to employ a member of Hezbollah, an organization the US State Department labels as a "terrorist organization", as a key fund raiser.

    So you want to be president of the United States and you want people to think you're strong on fighting terrorism and exercise good judgement, then it's discovered you've actually hired a terrorist to go out help raise money for you. That ought to drag in the votes. It would also be very interesting to know where this alleged terrorist went to get the money he brought into John McCain's campaign. Did any of McCain's new campaign funds actually come from other terrorists?

    It's unknown if John McCain used that money or disposed of it.

    George W. Bush in 2000 insinuated that John McCain was probably not mentally fit for public office since he'd been a P.O.W. during the Vietnam war, and might have been brainwashed. Now this story surfaces and it sounds like a Hollywood plot for a re-make of "The Manchurian Candidate". However, this is not a fictional account. The individual in question did work for John McCain and his campaign parted ways with him only after his previous remarks, already in the public domain, got reported. That's hardly the position a presidential candidate would like to find himself.

    Although he didn't comment on it, perhaps this was one of the long list of other reasons Colin Powell cited when he publically endorsed Barack Obama for President and Commander in Chief.

    Here's the link to additional details posted on the ABC News website....

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpu...cain-hezb.html
     
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    That's a great post and really points out the obvious. Everyone in high profile political life are acquainted with people who are not of the highest virtue. Obama & McCain are both United States Senators not terrorists or terrorist sympathizers and it's a shame that the Conservatives had no where else to go so they ran right back to their "Rove" play book and the smear with lies game.

    And the other point you made is valid also. Bush and everyone else around him knows John McCain has lost a few steps. Age is affecting him. That's just the plain simple truth. And he's where he is not at the end of a term but at what would be the begining... WITH ONLY CARIBOU BARBIE AS BACK UP!:eek:

    Americans can see this and they already don't trust the Republicans because of the general state they put our nation in when they got their way.

    This country will be so excited to have real change and a fresh breath of life with an Obama Presidency!
     
  3. Greco

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    It is an election about change. A change from the disasterous policies of the Bush administration. McCain claimed during the last debate, "I'm not George W. Bush." Of course that's true. It's also true that he voted for the failed Bush policies 90% of the time. He's not George W. Bush, just a tired old man that wants to continue the failed Bush agenda. Doesn't seem like much of a change now does it?
     
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    You ignore that most of those were procedural votes. In those votes basically everyone just votes with their party. In fact Obama voted with the Democrats 97% of the time on these votes. McCain was only 90% with the Republicans.

    Further...

    Philadelphia Inquirer
     
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    Kinda like your smears and lies about McCain and Palin? Oh thats right... Those aren't smears or lies, because you're Progressive... so the truth is subjective to whatever suits your goals at the time.

    And thats about as deep as your knowledge of his policies goes...

    Changing from Bush's failed policies to Europe's failed policies... Well thought out plan you have there.

    Obama voted with Bush 50% of the time. Bush's popularity is around 27%

    Obama also voted with the Democrat led congress 95% of the time, and their popularity is 9% - One third of Bush's rating.
     
  6. Greco

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    And the good news is... your distortions aren't registering with the voters. Your smears and lies about Obama have gained no traction. The good news is... Obama continues to lead in all the national polls, and is totally dominating in the Electoral College polls.

    McCain's strategy to hide from the issues isn't looking like much of winner.
     
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    So you don't believe the voting record? You don't believe that Obama's following the policies of Europe? Even when faced with facts, you claim reality is a mirage and your mirage is actually reality.
     
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    How is telling how he voted (based on his actual votes) a distortion?
     
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