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Remember when saint ronald passed away in 2004?

Remember how the republicans took that as a "win one for the gipper" signal call to win/steal the election for george w turdhead?

Today, George McGovern died. He was a man of compassion principle, intelligence, vision, wit and (as I had the good fortune to witness personally twice during the 1972 campign) charm.

In 1972, I was 16 during the primaries and 17 during the general election. I worked my rump off for Senator McGovern, first in the PA primary, than in the NJ primary and finally in the NY primary. I met him in April a couple of weeks before PA. He spoke to me, my father and step mother and my brother and sister. I met him again at a campaign stop in Queens shortly before the NY primary. To my shock and joy, he remembered me and asked about my famly. Mrs. McGovern asked where my button was and gave me one of hers when I said that I'd given mine to someone else. I was at a HUGE Party at his campaign's hotel ballroom as the returns came in that essentially assured him of the nomination.

I wore the button that Mrs. McGovern gave me for YEARS after the campaign.

My point of writing this is this. If the republicans were able to use the death of a pretty bad president who was as senile as can be as a motivation to get a second term for an idiotic president who made reagan look like a genius (leaving aside the fact that the reagans and bushes HATE each other), than why can't WE use the death of a man who was unfairly ridiculed for so many things that he was proven right about as a motivation to make a damned good President a second term President against a man who is quite possibly an even worse person than either saint ronald or george w turdhead?

In my opinion, I believe that the souls of Senator George and Mrs. McGovern would look down from Heaven and smile.

That's my 2 rather emotional cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!


willard's post town hall conduct compared to john mcsame's.

I just showed my wife a thread that showed simultaneous screen captures of President Obama and willard after the town hall debate last week.

It showed President and Mrs. Obama greeting the members of the audience while willard was surrounded by his family as he ducked his head and seemed to be using them as human shields of a sort. It made me think of the town hall debate 4 years ago. I remember seeing the Obamas doing the same, chatting, greeting and posing for pictures with the audience members. I remember the C-Span host stating that they'd received severa le-mails and phone calls asking why the mcsames weren't being shown and explaining that they were long gone, having left the venue almost immediately after the debate. A debate format, I may remind you, that was john mcsame's preference.

So my point, and I do have one, is that mcsame got outta Dodge as fast as his legs could carry him and willard hides behind his family. Once again in this campaign, willard's conduct is even worse than john mcsame's in similar situations.

Why President Obama isn't polling MILES ahead of willard at this point I will NEVER understand!


2 funny things for you and...

...I know that #2 has been posted in one form or another before, but who doesn't like a funny joke a second time?

1. I saw a car decal today that read "Someone pass Shaggy the Baggie so he can roll Scooby a Doobie" and it had a drawing of Scooby Doo taking a toke and looking VERY mellow!

2. Once upon a time, many years ago, an employee of willard's saw willard drive up in his new BMW. He said "WOW, boss. What a great car!"

willard said " well, if you work very hard and do your best, next year I"LL have a Bentley".

Maybe he fired him the next day! You know, just because he likes doing that.)


I heard an interesing comment on NPR today.

One talking head who was at the debate said that he heard an audible gasp in the room when willard snapped to the President to let him finish, he'd get a chance to speak.

It reminded me of a few of this ass's "finest moments, like...

...the same hissy fit to a woman who dared to challenge hin during a Q&A.

...the look of PURE GREED on his face when he offerred a $10,000 bet to rick perry.He COULD have softened this by adding a few words like "payable to your favorite charity", but PLEASE, this is willard.

...the way he looked like a shark when he thought that he had the President trapped last night regarding the Libya Embasy attack.

...numerous other telling moments like "corporations ARE people, my friend".

...the pissed off looks on his face after last night's debate, as well as his use of his family as a human shield of a sort while the President and Mrs. Obama were greeting and talking with the voters in attendance.

These only further illustrate what most of us have been saying since we've gotten to "know" willard. He and queen ann have nothing but contempt for the people they seek to govern, and willard will be in a state of FURY when he sees that those that considers to be mere peasants re-elect a President of a race that wasn't even allowed into the mormon church until I was at least in my teens.

BTW, does anyone here even still HAVE a pension?

Also, where are the taxes, willard?

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!


Remember after the town hall debate 4 years ago?

I wtched on C-Span then. I remember that after the debate, the C-Span talking head mentioning that they were geting e-mails and calls from people asking why the camera was always on the Obamas greeting the audience members and explaining (my words, not theirs) that the mcsames couldn't get outta Dodge fast enough.

And this was the format that john mcsame WANTED!

I only bring this up because my streaming died jut as soon as the debate ended. Many mentioned that willards's family looked very glum. Pictures anyone? Or maybe, at least links?


Can someone do me a HUGE favor? Pretty Please?????

My streaming went south just as the debate ended. I keep hearing about how down willard, queen ann & their brood looked.

Would someone PLEASE post some photos or a link so I can see for myself?

BTW, Bravo, Mr. Prez!!!!!


Thank you Mr. VP!!!!!

You kicked ryan's lying arse, and...

...you've given me a term to describe republican speak for the rest of this campaign...MALARKEY!!!!


Here's my fearless (and somewhat tounge in cheek) forecast for tonight's debate.

If paul ryan pisses himslf on stage, then right wing media will praise him for water purification and his commitment to the environment.

If paul ryan craps his pants on stage, then right wing media will commend him for saving on toilet paper and again praise his desire to protect the environment.

If paul ryan lies his ass off (ooops, I mean when paul ryan lies his ass off), then right wing media will be out in force saying that he spoke gospel truth.

If Joe Biden clears his throat, then right wing media will start screaming "GAFFE", declare that willard has just won the election AND...liberal media (and many panic addicted DUers)will agree and hurry to jump off the bandwagon and complain that President Obama wasn't primaried. It'll be worse if he clears his throat twice.

I may be exaggerating, but not by much. That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!


May I ask a question to add in our continuing (but hopefully receeding) poll panic?

Hay mitt, when are you going to roll down the windows of your jet and toss out the tax returns?

I wouldn't recommend that any of us hold our breaths for very long.


May I inject a brief history lesson into all of this poll panic?

During the 1984 campign, the news media was TOTALLY in the bag for reagan to have a landslide over the Mondale/Ferraro ticket. We were being deluged by the media every day prior to the first debate that it was going to be the political equivalent of a public execution and that Mondale had NO CHANCE against "the great communicator".

In the first debate, Mondale was in control from the opening statement and reagan was every bit the senile, doddering old idiot that he was ever since a few months after he was shot. I remember a highly placed Democrat proclaiming that there was now a new "great communicator". Mondale's highlight in that debate was how he was able to turn the tables on reagan when he again used the "there you go again" line that he'd used (pretty effectively) against President Carter in their 1980 debate.

A few days later, Geraldine Ferraro did pretty damned well against bush senior in thei VP debate. Mondale/Ferraro went from being down by 15 to down by 4 in a matter of days.

In the second debate, reagan used a line about Mondale's "youth and inexperience" to "win" their second and final debate.

We all remember who won that election and by how much. For those of you who weren't around then, it wasn't Mondale.

One consequence that I'm sure the media hasn't anticipated is that now, going into the second debate, the expectaions for President Obama are near zero in the public's collective mind. The media has been on a steady drumbeat of willard's brilliance as a debater. They kinda forget willard's biggest problem, which is that willard is STOOOOOPID!

I'm fully expecting a very significant turnaround after the second Obama/willard debate. Our president is a very intelligent and very competitive man. He won't allow this to happen to him twice.

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

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