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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:42 PM
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McCain crowd boos McCain and shouts "Come on, John!
McCain asks crowd to be 'respectful' of Obama

Working to dampen the angry crowd meme, McCain tells his Minnesota rally to take it easy, Amie Parnes reports:

At a town hall in Minnesota, McCain tried to tone down a week of raucus, angry crowds after one man stood up and said: "We want you to fight."

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Later in the event, man in the audience stood up and told McCain he's "scared" of an Obama presidency and who he'd select for the Supreme Court.

"I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States," McCain said as the crowd booed and shouted "Come on, John!"

"If I didn't think I'd be a heck of a lot better, I wouldn't be running for President of the United States."

If it's not the Times editorial board jeering him, it's his own crowd.

Full story here: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1008/McCain_asks...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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1. Wow. Super pathetic.
I almost feel sorry for the guy.
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Whalestoe Donating Member (928 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:47 PM
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16. Don't almost feel sorry!
He's a spoiled fuck who believes he is entitled to being President.

We show respect to Senator Obama and see him as a leader. In contrast, McCain incites hate and can't even get his supporters to calm down. They don't respect him. This shows exactly what kind of leader he would be. A weak one who couldn't inspire anyone to do anything but hate.

Uuurrrghhh!
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:02 PM
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39. Yeah he is a small man.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:20 PM
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50. "He's a spoiled fuck"

:toast:
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VeraAgnes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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2. I love the smell of frustration.
Now, lets see if sarah gets her dues!
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Hieronymus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:35 PM
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54. That smell of mendacity...
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VeraAgnes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:40 PM
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56. absolutely.
:smoke:
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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3. Well, John, you've inflamed hateful passions...

...and you may find them difficult to control now. They'll start turning against him now.

Chickens coming home to roost.
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:49 PM
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24. lie with the dogs and you get fleas.
Next!?
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VeraAgnes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:39 PM
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55. Oh yea
perfectly stated.
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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4. John McCain is like the kid who was
playing with matches and ended up setting the house on fire.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:47 PM
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17. Exactly....

..and he couldn't have done it without his sidekick Palin.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:47 PM
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19. Great analogy.
Also reminds me of Ed Harris' character in "The Rock", General Hummel- invades Alcatraz with a bunch of mercs, threatens a biological terror strike on SF, but the military calls his bluff and he backs down.

Of course, his men disagree.
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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5. Under his breath he must be saying "These Fuckers are nuts"....but he needs them so...
he will keep stoking the fires of hatred.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:48 PM
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21. Seriously, I've SEEN that look on his face a couple of times
recently. Like "holy SHIT, these are my SUPPORTERS?"

I've also seen that look on Cindy's face. As more and more people jump ship from the doomed Republican brand, they are left with the true loonies and only Sarah Palin, a true looney herself, doesn't see it as odd.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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6. I wonder if the Secret Service had a word
with the McCain campaign?
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:50 PM
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26. More like GOP party elders told him to tone it down or risk a 60-seat Dem Senate majority
Edited on Fri Oct-10-08 06:51 PM by ClarkUSA
That's what Ed Rollins was saying last night on CNN which is why you saw retiring Congressmen like Re. LaHood (an IL kingpin
during the DeLay days) today, and no doubt many others behind the scenes, fretting about McCain's "tone" because it was/is
turning off everyone but the the Rabid Right, including those all-important independent swing voters as well as undecideds.

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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:52 PM
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32. Yep.
Exactamundo. I bet you money that's EXACTLY what happened.

All he's got left is the "base." And it's dwindling. Has been for the last few years.
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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:17 PM
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47. It is a myth to suggest he has a base
He has no base. He won because of who he was not. He was not Mittney with the funny religion. He was not Huckabee who could not not get moderates. He was not Gilluani.

Palin has a base. McCain does not.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:55 PM
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33. That's what I thought.
Not all Republicans are insane. McCain's just doing whatever it takes to get the title.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:44 PM
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7. I hope there's video of this.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:45 PM
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58. Oh, yes there is!
I just saw it. I'll see if I can find a link (unless someone in the thread already has posted it by the time I get back).
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:45 PM
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8. His campaign got the message loud and clear how the scare tactics were hurting him.
I bet they never dreamed it would blow up in their faces like it did. Good. :evilgrin:
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theothersnippywshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:59 PM
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36. Exactly. This provides direct insight to Mcain's internal polling results. n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:45 PM
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9. All a front
They could plant those outrageous morons in the crowd and play it down while still inciting the crowd.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:45 PM
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10. LOL wow. Rethuglicans are in chaos. Sick sheep.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:46 PM
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11. Well, for Pete's sake!
It's like someone else hear said: you rile up a crowd and they might turn on you! It might be too late for civility.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:46 PM
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12. Its like cold-turkey for freepers without their daily hate fix ....
Edited on Fri Oct-10-08 06:46 PM by hadrons
and Big John's the pusher withholding it
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:46 PM
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13. Honest to God, his own crowds are scaring him.
When that guy yelled a few days ago that Obama was a socialist, I looked at McCain's face and he looked down and sort of shook his head and was trying to look amused, but I wondered if he was thinking "holy shit, he's NOT a socialist, how stupid are these people?"

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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:48 PM
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20. I *almost* feel sorry for him- but not really.
Pretending to agree with these idiots even in degrees is just as bad, so I guess he deserves no sympathy.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:49 PM
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23. I've had a couple of moments like that.
For real.

I deal mostly in presentations and trainings to adults and it's bad, really bad, when you lose control of your audience. He's lost control. It's scary when that happens.

And I've seen his face when I swear it looks like he's thinking "holy shit." And those are the few rare moments when I've had a pang of sympathy, because his campaign is so far off the rails, it's unreal.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:58 PM
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60. Not me...I hope his crowd turns on him and eats him alive on stage.
Literally. :D
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:47 PM
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14. He's a traveling circus.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:47 PM
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15. he is now seeing what he created
i feel bad for him---but it's not gonna change my vote!
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Schulzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:47 PM
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18. Am I the only one who sees a new Obama ad coming
With a word about "turning the page on the economy", his falling poll number, the smear attacks of his campaign and then McCain in his own words:
I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States."
Who is the real John McCain?
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MadrasT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:52 PM
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30. That ad would be a BEAUTIFUL thing!
Good call! :toast:
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:48 PM
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22. I just saw the clip on the nightly news- Mccain seemed genuinely
cowed.- I think he's afraid of what he has unleashed and is feeding-

McCain is a creep and a coward- but he has some crazy fanatical supporters who are very very dangerous.


I despise the hatred and fear that makes up far too much of America, judging by the fact that McCain has a following at all.



:(
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:50 PM
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25. McCain should be pretty pissed at Rove & his disciples at this point.
Meanwhile, it provides me with a good laugh.

"You reap what you sow" INDEED.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:03 PM
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41. How aprropriate, Dr. Fate.
Maybe you do reap what you sow. Let that be a lesson to all.
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:51 PM
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27. Unbelievable. They create a monster (their supporters) and now they wonder why
their little mob is getting out of control?

What the fuck did they expect would happen when they instill fear, uncertainty and doubt as they have at these rallies?

and now these supporters go home and instill that same fear into their children...

McCain and Palin are so incredibly irresponsible.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:51 PM
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28. These are some timid, TAME McCain supporters:
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:52 PM
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29. Good luck with that monster you created, McSewer.
If you're lucky, it won't turn its wrath on you. If you're unlucky, I guess you'll reap what you sowed.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:52 PM
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31. He's gotta be saying
"God let's just get this over!"
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:55 PM
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34. He's moved beyond setting the tone, he is irrelevant now
It's like all the sci-fi movies where the scientist creates a monster that eventually kills him and escapes.

He had better not wander far from the stage or the bus alone. This is his monster. Let's hope someone can corral it before it gets lose on the general population. Be careful what you wish for John, you just might get it.
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Zenmaster Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 06:59 PM
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35. In fairness, I think I'll commend John for saying something.
He far from blameless in creating this mess (though to be honest, I believe his handlers, and Sarah Palin, have created the mess more so than him...he's more of a Rove puppet).

However, we asked him to say something to the crowds, and he did. As long as he continues to quell any angry mob hate speech at his events, I think we should at least acknowledge him for doing the right thing, even if late, which is better than never.

I don't know if he's doing it more because of the political backlash, or because he genuinely is fearfull of the growing anger, but lets not bag on him for finally doing something right, whatever the motivation.
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:02 PM
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38. If he had even one atom of decency in him he would have immediatly addressed the "Terrorist" comment
Obama would never have allowed that if the table was turned.
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:15 PM
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46. right? cuz you KNOW he heard it
the man has the worst poker face in the world-

this reversal is TOTALLY poll-driven
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:31 PM
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52. I just saw the clip on MSNBC and I commend him as well.
Earlier I was calling for his exile. I never thought he would confront the crowd as he did.

I truly believe he wanted a clean campaign from the start. However, I don't believe he is charge of his campaign. I don't believe he was aware of many of his own ads or that he selected Palin. I also think he has resisted getting to dirty.

Palin, dumb and eager to please, out of her league and having no knowledge of bounderies, agreed to do whatever it took from the start. She is as dangerous as a kid w/an automatic weapon in a crowd.

Now his campaign is spiraling out of control.

All that said, I don't excuse McCain not one bit.

But, I am glad he spoke out and I truly hope he continues to do so.

Country first and all that.

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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:18 PM
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64. I agree
It certainly doesn't look good, or feel good, to be booed by your own supporters, so there might be a shred of integrity left in the man. And I think he's bucking his campaign by doing this. Of course, what this shows to me is his inability to lead. It seems everyone involved in his campaign is doing their own thing. There's no one at the tiller as much as he tried to convince people during the debate that he would be the one at the helm.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:00 PM
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37. this is in response to the backlash his campaign has been receiving
for the Palin rally that went way over the top describing Obama as a terrorist and inviting violence against him
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:02 PM
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40. If he can't control a bunch of rednecks, how can he control the country?
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:07 PM
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42. The wise man does not seek to ride the tiger
McCluck is not a wise or honorable man. You shall reap the whirlwind on Nov 4.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:08 PM
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43. he's scared of the debate...
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Joiwind Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:11 PM
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44. Its our fault. We moderate Reps abandoned him
Edited on Fri Oct-10-08 07:17 PM by Joiwind
I'm a life-long Republican.

Hell, I voted for Nixon. Twice.

I voted for McCain in 2000 and in 2008 in the primaries. I believed him to be a fair and moderate man, not beholden to the Reagan-Bush wing of the Republican party, and one who could work together with Democrats and get things done. His choice of Sarah Palin as running mate made me realize that the long arm of Karl Rowe and Lee Atwater, the same people who destroyed him in 2000, was still at work behind the scenes.

After seeing the hate and bigotry in the GOP crowds this year, I knew my party had to be turned out of power until sanity returns. Alas, that won't happen unless the current Hannitized-Dittohead crowd runs off and creates their own Dominionist/National Socialist party.

If he had chosen Powell, or Romney, or Rob Portman, or even Huckabee, he would have signalled that he was the McCain of 2000, whose contempt for the extreme right was palpable in those days. But this pole dancer Rowe stuck him with is beyond belief.

This is the worst I have ever seen the GOP. Absolutely the worst.

Ike is weeping.

BTW - Democrats, thanks for letting me sleep on the sofa while my burnt-down house is being rebuilt.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:24 PM
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51. You're welcome.....
It's about saving America right now...so get comfy!

Read my reasons why John McCain has to lose, without questions: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:02 PM
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61. You have to abide by our rules when you're under our roof.
God, I've been waiting to say that to someone for 40 years! ;)

Thanks for your honest post.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:21 PM
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65. Well written post
I like the two last lines in particular. Welcome to DU. ;)
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Chloroplast Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:24 PM
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66. Welcome!
:hug:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:26 PM
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67. My parents liked Ike. If I had been born a boy they would have named me
"Dwight Owen kestrel91316". As luck would have it, I was born a girl and they raised me to be a feminist and very independent. But I understand folks who liked Ike.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:29 PM
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68. Welcome to DU!
Always room for more here. :hi:

Really like the "pole dancer" characterization. :rofl:
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:13 PM
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45. His own crowd want Palin, not him. If I were McCain I'd be very scared of these whackos too.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-08 10:11 AM
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72. Damn right. Here in East Tennessee, I counted exactly ONE McCain sticker before Palin joined up.
After which, McCain/Palin stickers were popping up everywhere. And given Palin's tendency to use/betray others to get her to the top, if I were McCain I'd be watching my back. If she sees the writing on the wall (Obama victory), she might be doing little more right now than building herself a national base of rabid disciples for her own ambition.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:17 PM
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48. McCain was doomed from the start. He had a bad hand to play.
Not that he played it all that well. He didn't have to choose the Rovian gambit. And he didn't have to make the grand stand Palin pick. But he was Bush's heir. And he was betting into the Obama juggernaut. And Obama has played a masterful game, never losing his dignity. He is the tower of power in this game.

If McCain was smart, he would have passed on this one and let another deserving Repub get ground up. He could have left the stage with some dignity.

--IMM
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:08 PM
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62. I disagree
Todays GOP -- going back to the '80 election, is built on an alliance of pissed off caucasians. Michael Savage, for example, said he was done with the Democrats when they embraced "reverse discrimonation" in the 70s.

Their hate for a multi-cultural, pluralistic America is what binds them.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 09:05 PM
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70. I accept your premise, but I think that's just a part of their alliance.
There are the plutocrats, the religiously insane, the sexually repressed, militarists, and the racists and xenophobes. You could add to that the working class Reagan democrats, as long as they could be fooled into thinking that they weren't being ripped off. The economic chickens came home to roost. To a degree, Bush pulled back the shades on all their scams.

I agree with what you say, but that's only part of the dissolution of their alliance. The war, jobs, attacks on the Constitution, all played a part. Also Obama is a jiu-jitsu master. He let them beat themselves.

--IMM
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:19 PM
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49. Nice to see the Rethugs on the receiving end of a bitchslap for a change.
They went over the top with their hate-mongering.

We called them on it.

They were forced to retreat, and couldn't hit us back after we slapped them silly on this.

Now McCain can be the one that's engendering contempt...

:popcorn:
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:35 PM
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53. He's out of his league against the mob, they will bury his political career!
Edited on Fri Oct-10-08 07:36 PM by demo dutch
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:43 PM
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57. Is there a video? I have to see this.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:12 PM
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63. I just saw it on Fox news
and I think it might have been shown on MSNBC, but I sure as hell can't find a link. I've been searching google and come up with nothing.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 08:30 PM
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69. Here's some video
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 07:58 PM
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59. Someone suggested in another thread
that maybe the Secret Service had a talk with him.

I wouldn't be surprised.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-08 10:06 AM
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71. Poor Dr. Frankenstein. "You can't hurt me! I ... I created you!"
Or is it Frahnkensteen?
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