To: David O.Get an education. That is all I have to say.
control for yearsThey have lost the control and refuse to cooperate with
the peoples businessThe key here you need to learn is,these people are
there to have the American hat onNot the Republican Hat!This is not
a ball game
For once it is a pleasure to read these comments about the election and see that
there are people out there that are seeing beyond the smoke screen of McCain and
his choice for VP. McCain talks about change so he picks a woman to run for VP,
granted that is a big change for the republicans but not the change that is
needed, he is trying to get the womens vote, it AINT going to happen with this
woman. I find her totally an insult to women, any one that would call soccer
moms pitbulls with lipstick must have rocks for brains. McCain is an old
man that is grasping at straws to win this election and he might have had a
chance had he picked some Republican women with some exprience and class and
there are a lot of them in our great country but Sarah Palin is not one of them.
I was an undecided voter until the Republican Convention, not any more. Obama
and Biden just got my vote, thank you very much.
I was impressed by the speech that McCain presented last evening at the
convention. He seemed more like the McCain of old than the politician that had
reared his ugly head during the primaries. Two factors have finally convinced
me to vote for McCain this fall: The leadership and poise demonstrated in the
aforementioned speech and secondly, the arrogance and irrational arguments of
Obama supporters. I'd like to thank the Obama groupies who have made my
decision a little easier.
"Let me start off by saying that in 2000 I said, 'Vote for me. I'm an agent of
change.' In 2004, I said, 'I'm not interested in change --I want to continue as
president.' Every candidate has got to say 'change.' That's what the American
people expect." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., March 5, 2008
The GOP has clearly sunk to an all-time level.
You couldn't have said it any better! Way to go.
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Establishment drank the koolaid rather than holding his voting accountable for
the mounting economic problem looming in America. Utahans hate to
admit this. If California catches a cold Utah gets pneumonia. Think of the
Californians not buying homes in St. George. Then, there are the ski vacations
they won't be taking. Their are more Mormons in California than Utah. Tithing is
linked to incomes.Many of you will be unemployed in the next few
months. The less consumers purchase here the fewer miles England's trucks
travel.It's trickling down. When you are taking church handout to
feed your kids. Think how you should up against gay marriage.
I thought it was an interesting statistic that was shown on the TV screen last
night about the Republican delegates themselves. They are 91% white. And over
50% of them make over $500,000.
Yeah, I guess the choice this year is between the tax-and-spend democrats and
the SPEND AND SPEND AND SPEND AND SPEND AND SPEND Republicans.Who
was the last president to have a balanced budget?Clinton.Who was the president who bloated the federal budget and expanded government
more than any other?Bush II.Who was it before that?Bush I.Who was it before that?Reagan.Every four years the Republicans talk the talk, but when they get elected they
never walk the walk.Or, to put it another way:Republicans run on the platform of how incompetent government is.Then they take office and prove themselves correct.
No change. In the early 70's we had a gas shortage until they were allowed to
build a pipeline, in the 80's we had an oil shortage until protected off-shore
oil leases were sold to them at an undervalued price. The latest shortage is
about Alaska and claiming oil leases in protected areas to go with the 62
million acres of unused leases they already have stockpiled. (wouldn't it be
great if leases expired every 10 years if not used?)McCains choice
was obvious, the Govenor of Alaska who favors giving oil leases even in
primative widlife refuges. Just think of the oil money the Republicans are
raking in. Business as usual.
Drop it on Clinton having the cross hairs on Bin Ladin. Maybe he did maybe he
didn't. The current idiot in the White House has had the cross hairs on him
since 2001 and still can't seem to find the cave dweller. But think about it,
why would he want to? That would end the war that Bush's cronnies are profitting
from. Oh yeah, he has "flawed intelligence". We heard that one before.I hope the Demacrats win. I am not one but they couldn't screw up the
country any worse than the destructive Republicans.
I voted for Bush and it makes me sick. I would have voted for Romney if he were
the candidate, because we definitely need competence and change. I watched both
conventions and made up my mind. There is no way I am going to let the
evangelicals control this country. McCain is old and has cancer, Palin I don't
trust at all.
Tax breaks across the board. That is what the party has done for me and for
I'll take someone who has been proven is war any time over a Chicago community
activist who has not accomplished anything except to get the democrats's
The Democrats have only had control for the last 9 months or so, the Republicans
have had control for the last 7 years. HMM who's to blame, well lets see that's
not hard, The Republicans. That was the worst speech, he said nothing about a
plan to fix the mess his party made,he is trying so hard to distance himself.
But when you vote 95% of the time with the person responsible, that makes you
Palin has the democrats shaking in their boots.....shaking with laughter.
For you Republicans out there, what has that party done for you? Anything?
Unless your a CEO or happen to be very wealthy you probably can't think of much.
So why vote R? Undoubtedly the answer will be "values". It's okay that woman
can make less than men, its okay to give rich people and oil companies tax
breaks becuase they agree with my values.
Just like the neocons believing Cheney and Bush would lead them to the promised
land with their WMD's in Iraq and Iraq being responsible for 9/11, these same
poor chumps believe McBush and Palin will be in the Whitehouse and will create
thousands and thousands of jobs.LOL!
It's great seeing you Lib's beside youselves. Gov. Palin has you all in a
tizzie!! More fun than I've had in years!
More Democrat double-speak. The Dems are expert at it. We DO have a
Democrat-controlled obstructionist, do-nothing congress no matter how they spin
So at last Dem's and Rep's agree on something: We need CHANGE in Washington!
Then who do we vote for the guy who talks about it and will raise taxes to do it
or the guy who has and will do something about it at a lower cost to the already
stressed tax payer. For me the choice is clear! MCAIN/PALIN Don't
forget the DEM's have had control of the senate for two years and have done
nothing to change anything. They can't blame Bush for veto because he rarely
vetoes anything! What we have now is a democratic congress having their way and
a President who has let them. What a huge mess! Think twice before putting more
Senatorial Dem's in office again!
I get a kick out of the neocons who tell everybody they will NOT raise taxes.The country is in debt to its ears.How do you think all that
money is going to be generated to pay for the Republican's wars?The
fatcats are going to bail us out?LOL!
People, people, people, the Dems have all been handed their talking points and
they sound like broken records. Isn't there an independent thought among them?
Dems are shaking in their boots. The Republican base, like a sleeping giant,
has been completely awakened and invigorated. Sad times for the GOP? I don't
think so. The momentum has changed. The invincible one who walks on water and
parts the seas, has reached his apex and from now on, it is all downhill, albeit
gradually--but surely. McCain/Palin will clean the Obama/Biden clock on
election day. The American people will reject the Dems' half-truths, lies and
venom which will all have been in vain on election day.
John McCain: "THROW THE BUMS OUT! Oh, wait. We ARE the bums...."
How can a candidate who has hosted a convention so filled with rancor expect to
be taken seriously when he later states that he will end partisan politics?
Just exactly will having Nobama in the white house improve things?He's a demo. He will raise taxes, leave our borders open, destroy the
healthcare industry, kill babies, and just screw things up more.Nobama = Jimmy Carter IIBe afraid, be VERY afraid.
These are surely the saddest times for the GOP.
Unfortunately we only have a choice between a mediocre senator and a socialist -
quasi Marxist - pro-abortionist Senator for President so to me it's a no brainer
going with McCain. The change Obama talks about is definitely for the wrong
reasons although for some reason all the gullible people and socialists treat
him like a rock star. It's much better to at least maintain the status quo and
have McCain try out his ideas then risk everything for Obama's communist/social
ideas that have failed all over the globe in other countries. What amazes me is
how Obama voted present 160 times on senate votes - he can't even take a side -
I'm surprised he was actually there. He hasn't done a darn thing in the senate
except work on his campaign, so I wouldn't expect him to really do anything if
he becomes president - same old BS we got from Carter and Clinton - those were
miserable years ( thank heavens technology saved our butts in the nineties).
Real change willonly come when we replace 90% of Congress.
Republicans = Change. What a crock! Well, they can't exactly run on their
acomplishments. That's it folks, elect the war "hero" and the "pit bull with
lipstick". That's just what this country needs. Don't worry about middle class
problems, health care, uncessary waring in foreign lands, social security,
medicare, the US Constitution, the bill of rights, habeus corpus, illegal spying
on americans etc. Never fear America, just vote for the flag wavers. Papa
McCain and Moma Pit Bull will keep you safe. Be very very afraid America.
There's a black man that just might take over, and we whiteys, know what that
I agree with Think, Think Think.The U.S. Constitution is a
magnificent document with built in Separation of Powers and Checks and
Balances.One Branch may try to change the way things are happening in
Washington D.C. but could be blocked by the other two branches.There
are two sides to every election. One is that years of service are very
meaningful which means that the person has either learned to facilitate or block
whatever is wanted.Why can't we have term limits in the Legislative
Branch as we have with the Administrative. Remember close to 100 years ago when
Senator Hatch ran on the fact that his opponent had been in office too long.Politicians can influence voters into thinking things will change, but
if they don't, the only way voters have of getting them out is at the next
election, or impeachment which is next to impossible. However, most of us have
short memories and we forget what was promised versus what was delivered.Thousands of persons make their livings by manipulating people's minds
and politicians are no different.These are difficult issues,
something akin to "throwing out the baby with the bathwater."
I'm an Obama supporter but I wasn't completely convinced McCain was going to be
"four more years of Bush" until I heard Palin speak. Now I'm convinced she is
nothing but a female George W. (albeit a slightly smarter version). Now I'm
What is a democrate?
I'm not convinced that a person who was tortured qualifies him as a world
leader.I'd say it would qualify him as a loose cannon.
Remember, after 4 years of McCain we can consider * years of Palin.The fools here who are attacking Palin for her daughter's pregnancy must be
those Pharisees who were perfect children and who had perfect children.
McCain's personal story is old and has been told over and over. That's all his
speech was. The same old story. McCain was a POW 40 years ago. He made a bad
decision to support the Vietnam war then, he made a bad decision to support the
Iraq war now. He never learns. And despite how McCain and the GOP are attempting
to steal the Democratic message of change, people see it for what it is. More of
the same that we've had under Bush for the last 8 years.
It will be like the gimicks you get in your emails that claim that "you have
won" now all you have to do is give you bank account and personal information so
you can claim your prize that never existed in the first place. Yet, Obama's
your Mama alright. If you remember that Hillary Clinton preached and preached
about medical reform and it never happend the whole eight years she and her
husband were in office, it never happened. Just another democrate's empty
promise. All talk and no action.
Can't the Deseret News take an news story from a mainstream paper instead of the
elite New York Times? Bizarre indeed. McCain's life as a prisoner of war, spoken
with humility, was a portrait of leadership. Sorry, you missed an opportunity
to tell the real story.
I feel sorry for John McCain. No matter how much pancake makeup he wears, he
still comes across as a worn out, tired old man.
I remember in the seventies a Utahn ran for the Senate on the "change" platform.
He thought lifetime politicians were the problem and promised to only run for
two terms. Wonder what Orrin Harch is doing now?
It will be one thing to get new administrators at the top but in reality voters
what you need to do is get every incumbent senator and congressman out of office
if you really want to change the direction of this country. Then and only then
can a new president and his administration change the direction of this country.
This rats nest back in D.C. needs to be thrown out. You know Utah what that
means here- Hatch, Bennett, Bishop, Matheson and every incumbent in state office
needs to be dumped. Give whoever the new president might be a chance to change
things by working with new caring(hopefully) state representatives. Thats how we
will make a change. These grey bearded, power mongrels in office now will resist
any change a new president wants to make.
I have made my decision. I will vote for Obama because I want that new car that
he mentioned in his acceptance speech. He said all would afford a new car and I
need one. I also could use better health insurance and I would like to see all
of my grandchildren get as good an education as Mr Obama. He promised that as
well. If that will happen, I will have a bunch of Harvard lawyers in my
family.Go Obama!!! I want to receive all of the handouts.
The Republicans are hoping the voters are such boobs that they'll respond to
empty slogans and forget about the facts. And why not? It's worked before. We
voters get the leaders we deserve . . . and if we fall for this stuff yet again,
this is all we deserve.
For those of you that don't believe that McCain and Bush are the same person
last night's speech should have removed all fear. His proposals fell directly in
line with what W. has championed for 8 miserable years in office. In fact the
only places that McCain differed was he was even more adamant about school
vouchers and the like. McCain has promised to change the establishment and you
saw how well the crowd received that info. The man is the establishment and will
find it hard to change the habits he has had for the last 30 years of being a
good ole boy
It is the democrate that makes everything messy and the Republican who has to
straighten it out. Let's not forget that Clinton HAD Osama bin Laden and let him
go then the repulican had to go after him. If Clinton hadn't have messed things
up then the war wouldn't have been necessary. I'm not for McCain but
he's the lesser of the two evil choices placed before us today. Obama has NO
experience and Biden who will carry the team. Therefore, I will vote for McCain
and No How, No Way, NO OBAMA.
I could not respect McCain more for his service to our country. I honor and
admire him. That being said, he is only offering four more years of a repeat of
the power-brokers who have nearly wrecked our country's economy and foreign
I saw something different last night than the rest of you. I think he is
sincere and honest. I find all four people - Obama, Biden, McCain and Pallin,
to be admirable people. This is first time in my 35 years of voting that all
the candidates are decent people. However, I think that McCain's breadth of
experiences will play well for America.
to establishment: do you really need to reminded you that the republicans
controlled the executive and the legislative branches of government for six of
the last eight years? Do you really need to reminded of the razor thin majority
in the legislature? Do you really need to be reminded of how Bush has sought to
obstruct the legislature at every turn by withholding requested information,
threats and actual use of the veto pen he lost the first six years? How he has
taking his case to the courts when he did not get his way? Sorry but not going
to fall for it.
Last time I checked, gop had the white house for thepast 7 years. Last time
checked the gop had control of congress 6 out of the last 7 years.McCain is running against... himself. Nice move, move the hand quickly and
the dumb public won't notice that you have hidden the pea in your hand.
John McCain has been in Congress for more than half my life, and I am not young.
He was in Congress a decade before Bristol Palin was born. He celebrated his
silver anniversary in Congress before her fetus was conceived. The man is a
retread's retread. How can anyone not see that he is part of the very thing he
claims he wants to change?
Look at the religious people? Are you a bigot? Take a look at all the people
cheering for Obama who is FOR abortion and gay rights. Are you saying they are
or are not religious. It's people like you who get it all mixed up. The thing
that McCain said that was dead right was that we will be attacked again by
terrorists if we don't do something about it (by the way, terrorists are a group
of religious people who believe that you are better off dead). Terrorist
countries, N. Korea, Russia all want a democrate in office... hmmmmmm now what
does that tell you? it tells you that a republican scares them and they can't do
the evil things they want to do.
Yes, it's time for the Republicans to get elected so they can reform Washington.
Get those liberal activist judges out of the Supreme Court.Oh, wait.
The Republicans have held Congress 12 of the last 14 years and the presidency
the last 8 years. Oh, and 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices were appointed by
Republicans.So what exactly are they trying to say with their change
McCain was just giving a re-hash of all his prior speeches. His speechwriters
could have done better.It was a typical McCain speech -- a noun, a
verb, and POW.
Democrats have (sort of) had a majority in congress since January 2007. There
are currently an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate;
however, the two Independents in the Senate caucus with the Democrats, giving
the majority caucus a voting share of 51%.There are 235 Democrats in
the House and 199 Republicans, giving the Democrats a 54.3% voting share.A 51% to 54.3% majority may make a big difference in a presidential
election where chads are hanging in the balance, but in Congress, belonging to
the party with 51% of the seats doesn't mean all that much, particularly when a
member of the "minority" party wields the right to veto (or tack a signing
statement onto) anything you do.It would certainly be a stretch to
call the Democrats the "establishment" based on their current position in
McCain has been in the senate for over twenty years and hasn't make much of a
difference yet. It's all a big bunch of hypocracy. No one seems to have any
backbone including Romney. They say what they think will get them elected.
They try to portray themselves as for the people but it turns out they have
lobbyists and are up to their neck getting pork projects through. I don't even
care anymore. Neither party passes the smell test.
He won't clean up anything, he is part of the problem. They all are part of the
problem. They go in saying they will clean things up but then become part of
the system to remain in office. It's all a farce. What's right is wrong and
what is wrong is right. Just look at supposed religious people cheering on
Palin's pregnant unwed teen daughter and Palin herself.
Who is the establishment? The Republicans? I thought the Democrats controlled