Obamessiah: Another convenient backflip

Another backflip from our esteemed candidate for the highest office in the land…Whoopdedoo! Another pledge bit the dust! Politics as usual is still alive and well. I imagine it was just too tempting when he took a look at all the moola pouring in and then looked at what he would have with public financing. My goodness, Money = Power when you can be bought. Question is: who is doing the purchase? Could it be some of his friends in Looowwww places that have been discussed previously on this blog? Change is coming, that is for sure..it just may not be a change we will like.

Welcome to the Loony Tunes 2008 elections! Just buy it..everything has it’s price right?

Hattip below: Atlas Shrugs

Obama_public

Obama rejects public finance. Obama signed his name on a piece of paper. He signed his name — and it’s worthless.

It was only, what?, five minutes ago that Obama was excoriating McCain for opting out of the public funding for elections? He practically made it a platform of his candidacy. Rockman writes:

Obama, the pride of bigots, cowards, anti-semites and anti-Americans worldwide, plus radical environmentalists now has a bigger fish to fry.

The guy has LIED (what else is new???) through his teeth to the late Tim Russert and others. He is clearly on record advocating accepting public funding for elections. Tim Russert, in clearly one of his last shows, asked him pointedly about that, and he still insisted he was for public funding.

Well, guess what folks?

Yesterday our he’ said he would seek out private funding. In other words, he told you average American citizens blinded by this charismatic nothing to take a hike. The funding from the Nazi Collaborator Soros and the rich elitists in Hollyweird and the Ivy Tower campuses is much more appealing to him. After all, he is of the same mindset as his other little Islamofascist appeasing friend, Miss Marie Antoinette Pelosi who essentially told the American driver – “let them fill their gas tanks with water” the other day.

Obama – and the Democrats – the party that fights for the RICH, the Elitists, the ILLEGAL Alien, and the Islamofascist – NOT for America.

Again, please pass on to any Lefty friends or acquaintances you have. Most are brain dead, but for the few who aren’t, have them listen to that last Russert interview with Obama. Remember too, that in Obama’s world: “Words Don’t Matter”.

OT but related: The man with no ethics and no spine is now trotting out the white side of his family – the side he wrote of with such contempt and disdain (not to mention poor disabused Grandma). Wearing the flag pin he used to refuse to wear:

And as if on cue, Obama’s newest TV ad — the first one aimed at the general election — is titled “Country I Love” and plays up his biography. “America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life’s been blessed by both,” Obama says, flag pin on his lapel, before a montage of photos showing a young Barack with his white relatives. “If I have the honor of taking the oath of office as president, it will be with a deep and abiding faith in the country I love.” If he does have that honor, it may also be because his campaign winds up winning the online propaganda war. (He will also take the oath on a Bible.) (more here)

He has already spent more money on TV ads in most states than any presidential candidate in history and employs about 1,000 paid staffers — and a legion of unpaid volunteers — working around the clock to spread the word about him.

Obamanation has hired a consortium of the top marketing people in the world – while McCain is doing a Harry Truman stumping America tour (where is he today? – touring flood zones in Iowa). Obama has created a war room to fight the schmears but won’t go to Iraq.

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Where is all this money coming from. Does this include the “legal” Arab and Islamic contributions that Libyan leader Qaddafi was talking about here? Or perhaps the contributions from the Gazans?

UPDATE Tman queries “Have you noticed the inordinate amount of banner ads for Obama on the web? I do a lot of online research and would have to estimate Obama ads outnumber McCain ads by at least 15-1″.

And that ain’t chump ccccccccccccccccccchange.

UPDATE: Van found this piece over at Powerline and writes, “An excellent (IMO) review of O’s rejection of public funds with background history. The pull quote, below, really worries me. I don’t think Mc’s team has any idea of what they are up against.

I worry for America. Disaster in the making. The Titanic comes to mind!”

A messiah flush with cash

Drawing on a vast array of voluntary contributors, Obama stands to raise several hundred million dollars and outspend John McCain by a margin of three or four or five to one. In doing so he is exploiting advantages he holds over McCain in organization and enthusiasm.

Read it all

UPDATE: Obama’s Code RedObama’s Bundler, Osama’s Enabler

SHOULD A MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, WHO HAS PLEDGED HIS SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS, REJECT THE MONEY AND SUPPORT of an anti-American extremist who thinks Osama bin Laden had a “valid” argument on 9/11 and says she is currently acting “to undermine the war effort”? Barack Obama should be forced to make that decision about the ample funds he has received from Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.

Obama started flip flopping early in his short Senate career. Who would have thought?

Not sure where to give credit for this find..I have had it saved and obviously forgot to credit it. My apologies. If I come across it again, I will come back and credit the find.

(CBS) The following is Sen. John McCain’s letter to to Sen. Barack Obama regarding ongoing Congressional efforts towards bipartisan lobbying reform: Thought it interesting…

February 6, 2006

The Honorable Barack Obama
United States Senate
SH-713
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Obama:

I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform legislation were sincere. When you approached me and insisted that despite your leadership’s preference to use the issue to gain a political advantage in the 2006 elections, you were personally committed to achieving a result that would reflect credit on the entire Senate and offer the country a better example of political leadership, I concluded your professed concern for the institution and the public interest was genuine and admirable. Thank you for disabusing me of such notions with your letter to me dated February 2, 2006, which explained your decision to withdraw from our bipartisan discussions. I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your previous assurances as typical rhetorical gloss routinely used in politics to make self-interested partisan posturing appear more noble. Again, sorry for the confusion, but please be assured I won’t make the same mistake again.

As you know, the Majority Leader has asked Chairman Collins to hold hearings and mark up a bill for floor consideration in early March. I fully support such timely action and I am confident that, together with Senator Lieberman, the Committee on Governmental Affairs will report out a meaningful, bipartisan bill.

You commented in your letter about my “interest in creating a task force to further study” this issue, as if to suggest I support delaying the consideration of much-needed reforms rather than allowing the committees of jurisdiction to hold hearings on the matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. The timely findings of a bipartisan working group could be very helpful to the committee in formulating legislation that will be reported to the full Senate. Since you are new to the Senate, you may not be aware of the fact that I have always supported fully the regular committee and legislative process in the Senate, and routinely urge Committee Chairmen to hold hearings on important issues. In fact, I urged Senator Collins to schedule a hearing upon the Senate’s return in January.

Furthermore, I have consistently maintained that any lobbying reform proposal be bipartisan. The bill Senators Joe Lieberman and Bill Nelson and I have introduced is evidence of that commitment as is my insistence that members of both parties be included in meetings to develop the legislation that will ultimately be considered on the Senate floor. As I explained in a recent letter to Senator Reid, and have publicly said many times, the American people do not see this as just a Republican problem or just a Democratic problem. They see it as yet another run-of-the-mill Washington scandal, and they expect it will generate just another round of partisan gamesmanship and posturing. Senator Lieberman and I, and many other members of this body, hope to exceed the public’s low expectations. We view this as an opportunity to bring transparency and accountability to the Congress, and, most importantly, to show the public that both parties will work together to address our failings.

As I noted, I initially believed you shared that goal. But I understand how important the opportunity to lead your party’s effort to exploit this issue must seem to a freshman Senator, and I hold no hard feelings over your earlier disingenuousness. Again, I have been around long enough to appreciate that in politics the public interest isn’t always a priority for every one of us. Good luck to you, Senator.

Sincerely,

John McCain
United States Senate

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19 Comments

  1. […] Another convenient backflip Posted in June 21st, 2008 by in Uncategorized Obamessiah: Another convenient backflip I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your […]

  2. Ok, you’ll have to explain this to me. According to the quotes you’ve given, Obama promised to try and get the Republicans to agree to a publically funded campaign. Did McCain agree to this and now Obama is backing out? I haven’t been following this story, but if McCain hasn’t agreed to go the publically funded route than Obama hasn’t broken any promise according to what you’ve quoted here. I’ll wait to pass judgement on this one.

    Angie
    “The Democratic presidential candidate on Thursday became the first presidential candidate from a major party to bypass public funds for the general election since the Watergate era. In so doing, he abandoned his once-stated desire to compete within a system designed to reduce the influence of money in politics. ” quote from CBS News. Obama repeatedly called for public funds for the election until he saw how much more profitable it could be..so HE is the one who went back on HIS so called word.!

    Duh:The fact that people are outraged that Obama has raised so much money is laughable. Are the Republicans jealous, or do they have the balls to insist that their money is “cleaner”? (I’d love to see McCain try to sell that one.) Every single campaign in history has had skeletons in the closet. Trying to turn Obama into some kind of apocalyptic monster based on who contributes to his campaign is highly naive and exposes the accusers historical ignorance. The quote above says it all: “In doing so he is exploiting advantages he holds over McCain in organization and enthusiasm.” OH NO! How dare Obama exploit the advantages of better organization and higher morale during an election. What kind of man is he?? Sheesh.

    Angie
    I could care less about how much money he has raised..It is far better to take public funding versus private funding…remember the lobby issues…rarely is that clean no matter which party .AND while I am not a Republican..I do imagine it gives them more stuff to throw at him as he is a flip flopper as most politicians are When it is wise for them to do so. I wish McCain would flip flop on illegal immigration..etc: Maybe we conservatives have not yelled loud enough. Or maybe he does not care…but this post is about Obama. Yes, it is obvious with questionable funding and I say Questionable funding…like Nazi loving Soros..Unrepentant Bill Ayers..Muslims for Obama..Louis Farrakhan …and many others you can find on my previous posts Obama’s friends in Low Places.There are others out there too..WITH very questionable motives..

    Duh:The letter from McCain to Obama is interesting, until you realize that we are only hearing one side of a story. After watching the CBS vignette about it, apparently Obama sent a response to McCain. Although many of the readers here aren’t interested in critical thinking and making balanced decisions using all the information available, if there happens to be one or two here is the link to the full exchange between the candidates posted on Obama’s website:
    http://obama.senate.gov/letter/060206-sen_obama_and_sen_mccain_exchange_letters_on_ethics_reform/

    Angie
    I read the link, thanks..it still does not change the fact that his response was to back out of bipartisanship. I highly disagree and resent that you suggest that any of my readers are not critical thinkers. Say what you will about me..but please in the future do not attack commenters with remarks about them personally. You may say what you will about the post and what you think or do not think but as they may do so too…let’s just stop the inference. Please stay on the subject matter.

    Duh:If you give both men the benefit of the doubt, it seems there was a misunderstanding. If you come down hard on Obama, it seems as if he’s a liar and waffler. If you don’t like McCain, you would say that he’s a passive agressive bully that resorts to childish rants when he doesn’t get his way.

    Angie
    It should be obvious to anyone reading this blog that I do not trust Obama the candidate. Also obvious that I respect McCain for his war valor but do not like one whit the positions he has taken over some of the issues. With that said, I trust the future of our country far more with him than with the Jr. Senator from Illinois, Hawaii, Kenya…wherever.

    Duh:Angie, you know I’m not an Obama fan, but why do you always insist on attacking the man instead of the issues? Are you really going to base who you vote for on what kind of pin he wears on his jacket? I have yet to see a single article here about you disagreeing with someone without acting like they are either evil or stupid. Really? Are you incapable of respectfully disagreeing or is self righteousness the only option?

    Angie:
    I believe I have attacked the issues..in fact, I am quite tired of the man..but he just keeps coming on like the little bunny battery. So he gives me to much to be enraged with…concerned with..fearful of the direction we are going..His pin? surely you jest..I have been much more concerned with how he stands on partial birth abortion…illegal immigrants…borders…health care…taxes.. Marriage not just between a man and a woman..Iraq..our defense system..not to mention his infamous friends that HATE our country and would like nothing better than to dismantle it.and yes, I believe he is a
    racist! How else could he have stayed in his church for 20 years and not be? Oh, I just realized…maybe that was political too for the support he needed in Chicago politics along with being introduced to the Windy City’s political infrastructure by Big ole Bill Ayers..and of course the Priest..let’s not forget him..I do not trust this man one little bit..Incapable of Respectfully disagreeing? Lets just say to sit back and say nothing is to join the crowd. So if that is not being respectful..so be it! My mama told me where there was a little smoke..there is bound to be a fire somewhere, and the older I get I realize just how smart she was..Barrack Hussein Obama is the Big issue. I would ask myself, knowing all this smoke..H*ll,it’s a wildfire..How could any thinking person (one that loves their country)I am not saying you do not love your country..I am talking in general here. I do wonder how any American if they knew all this…how in the world could they vote for Obama. I believe he is dangerous with a capital D.!

    Do I think he will be elected? probably.. many are voting for him because of his color..many because they are socialists/marxists and want to change our way of life… many are just uneducated on the man and/or think any change is good and far better than what we have had.

    <em>I know you strongly disagree and you will find objection to all my objections to him..that is ok. It is easy to see where I stand on these issues by my posts. I Do not like Obama..I do not trust Obama..I fear for this country with both him and a Far left Lame Congress that we now have..not to mention the Judges that may come as a result of this election…Judges that make law..not interpret the law. The bottom line is: I am sick to death of it all….I want change yes..but not the change that we have before us now. I am sure there will be more Obama posts. I will continue to shout it out as long as I have breath. Perhaps I should say type it out..lol! I believe I have rambled enough now.

    P.S. I included our names because of the way this thing ran together in the reply.

  3. Can you two hang on for just a second? I need to go grab another beer…

    I will take a Coors Light.

  4. OK… holster your weapons for just a minute and let me pose a question. Can anyone tell me what differences there are – other than his skin pigmentation – between Obama and just about any other Dem nominee for Prez over the past thirty to forty years? Obama and McGovern… no difference. Obama and Carter… no difference. Obama and Dukakis… no difference. Obama and Clinton… (snicker) probably no difference. Obama and Gore… no difference. Obama and Kerry… no difference. This is the same record, stuck in the same spot, all over again.
    Now, pose the same question for McCain… you’ll find that you’ll get the same answers. No difference! Neither of these idiots are throwing anything out there that some other idiot hasn’t promised to all of us time and time again. Don’t get distracted by the posturing – they’re both snakes. One of them is just younger than the other, and the other is more caucasian than the younger (although the younger is half white, but doesn’t brag about it too much).
    Is the country heading for tough times? Damn skippy. Is the election of either of these ass clowns gonna make any significant difference? Nope. Not at all. Why, you ask? Because our populace is too self-involved, finding enough satisfaction in accusing each other of character assassination and wanting too much to care much about anything else.
    Wait… we do care? Good! Then do what needs to be done. Fire all of those greedy, corrupt, self-serving. lying bastards that weaseled their way into the once hallowed halls of congress and replace them with people who really give a damn about this country. If you can find enough of ’em for a quorum.
    There. My piece is said. My beer is cold, and the butter has sufficiently melted on my popcorn. Please… proceed…

    Oh, by the way… you both know that I love you! 😀

    Loves you too, Lofter. That is exactly what I would do if it were in my power. I would fire them all! The one thing I have done that I must say I never did before..was write, fax, and call every darn one of my reps and let them know just how p*ssed I am! They are the lamest bunch I have seen in my lifetime…they are all a bunch of Lawyers…could that be the problem? :)lol!

  5. “Angie, you know I’m not an Obama fan…”

    And yet here you are passionately defending him, time after time after time.

    Moving on, welcome back Angie, i was wondering what happened to you the past few weeks, good to have you back.

    So Obambi is running ads with his white family now eh, after listening to his pastor damning the US of KKK for all those years. Well, he wouldn’t be a leftist if he wasn’t a slimeball, that’s for sure.

    If Obambi wants to win this he’ll need a lot of PR and Spin, that’s for sure, there isn’t much else underneath all that, besides this is how the world as become now, he with the best ad, the best catch phrases, the best posters and the best facade wins.

    The same thing happened to us here in Australia, we elected a pretty boy based on lies, half-truths and just outright spin. Now that the fool is in power, it’s steadily going downhill and the whining is starting. The price of ignorance.

    “Obama – and the Democrats – the party that fights for the RICH, the Elitists, the ILLEGAL Alien, and the Islamofascist…”

    Exactly, the left will always tell you they are for the poor, but if you look at the fine print or the eventual consequences they mean, for keeping them poor that is.

    Obambi will push for socialized medicine, call it free healthcare, but it won’t be him waiting in line for months on end, it’ll be you lot.

    He’ll reduce the gap between rich and poor, by making the rich poor, well the gap is reduced isn’t it.

    Sure McCain might not be that great, but McCain has made some good flips on some issues recently so there is hope that he can be cajoled onto the right track. The choice between the two is like the choice between Bad and Worse. The way Obambi is looking he is worse than worse, to me at least.

    Hi MK, afraid there may be times when I will go awhile but I have discovered (did I tell you I am a tech idiot?) that I can post on good days and just tell that little thingamajig LOL! when to publish it? Hurrah! I am going to do that and get around and visit more. I know that will help a lot. I have been continually having MS flareups off and on since March…in addition to an infection. So the puter just was not an option. I don’t mean to imply that I am an invalid…hardly..I am blessed beyond measure…I just have flareups and it is quite painful and the fatique sucks! So look out…I will be over and seeing how things are in Aussie land.

  6. hey girl!..great to see ya at WHT!:) friends in lowwwwwwwww places indeed!..why does no one in our country see this Ang!!!

    Thank you Angel..beats me..I am at a loss with all the smoke.

  7. Welcome back Ang!

    This guy talks out both sides of his mouth even MORE than most politicians. Seriously. Nice that he is pulling the “white people” out of his closet now. Hmmm here is my question… is he now white? Cuz he upset a bunch of “typical white people” who were “clinging to their guns and bibles” so is he going to start going by Barry AGAIN like he did at the start of his career and join a majority white Catholic church??

    All the money he raises bothers me… really bothers me. It is TOO MUCH. I want to know where it is all coming from. Is that something that you can research or is that hidden? I never really cared until now.

    You know I think that the left is really underestimating this guy. I think that THEY think that they will be able to control this “young inexperienced guy” once he is elected and I think that the puppet-masters with the money are going to quite startled when they find this puppet will cut his strings. They are so gonna wish they had supported the mouthy “broad” instead.

    What About All that Obama Campaign Money?

    Obama has set historical records in campaign fund raising. But where is all that money coming from since it can’t be coming from the “poor” American citizens he claims to represent?

    For starters, Obama’s campaign site asks donors “which country” they are from, openly indicating that campaign contribution to the Obama campaign are coming from all over the world, not just all over America. The Obama campaign MUST disclose which countries he is receiving campaign contributions from and why…

    Lots of money coming from Law Firms and Lobbyists..who like to control our country. Millions through George Soros site, Soros spent somewhere in the neighborhood of 26 mil in the 04 election and has spent buckoos on congressional runs. Heck, he is producing videos ads and commercials, and of course Celebs. This is a free country at the present time..so everyone can give as they see fit, I just personally feel that all politicians should take the public funding to stay clear of ‘special interests’ particularly lobbyists. If someone gives a candidate a lot of money, they could quite easily feel ‘indebted’. That really goes without saying.

    Just as Obama through his “Friends of Obama” organization sent almost a million dollars to support his cousin’s campaign for socialist power in Kenya, it appears very likely that socialists and anti-American thugs are also participating in the American election process by sending foreign funds to the Obama campaign here in the states.

    Short of forced full disclosure from the Obama campaign, it is not easy to establish the money trail beyond any reasonable doubt.

    Fortunately, Obama has been campaigning as a “full disclosure agent of change.” So his campaign and his minions should have no objection to immediate full disclosure regarding where all that campaign money is coming from, specifically out of the country.

    You can find individual donors that contribute $200 or more on http://www.opensecrets.org

    I plan on checking more as I am able with time and everything else to seek out as much info as I can.. there are a lot of sites out there that have links..but very time consuming to check them out..
    Wakeupamericans_spree.blogspot.com is just one. Many of those listed are on the opensecrets.org site as individuals. The ones I want to know about are the foreign interests and the who’s who in America. You already know that is tough..links disappear continually as it is.


    Here is another :Terrorist Fundraisers for Obama
    By Patrick Poole
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, April 23, 2008

    Two years ago, Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen. Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts for his newest cause – Barack Obama for President.

    El-Hady has his own dedicated page on Barack Obama’s official website, chronicling his fundraising on behalf of the Democratic Party presidential candidate (his Obama profile established on February 19, 2008 – two years to the day after Kindhearts was raided by the feds). Not only that, but he has none other than Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, listed as one of his friends (one of her 224 listed friends).Note from Angie, El-Hady dedicated link has conveniently disappeared when I checked it today. Amazing is it not?

    UPDATE: but it looks like we’ve got another tyrant endorsement: just found this on Michelle Malkins site: Don’t know about the money honey, but don’t think I would want some of these. of course this is just the latest questionable endorsements.

    The Chosun Sinbo, the mouthpiece of North Korea’s Japanese front organization Chongryon and often for the North Korean regime itself, has announced its preference for Obama over McCain, whom it calls “a variant of Bush” and “nothing better than a scarecrow of neoconservatives,” which is a bit odd considering that the Bush Administration’s giveaway diplomacy is better for Kim Jong Il than even Clinton’s awful performance.

    Castro we knew about, and Qaddafi chimed in just the other day, but Kim Jong Il?

    The Obamessiah must ask himself once again: Why do all these anti-American tyrants keep s…um, endorsing my candidacy?

  8. Hang in there Angie, keep fighting, i’ll pray for you.

    I appreciate that MK. Thanks so much

  9. Angie, if you want to talk about flip flopping on issues and question where his campaign money comes from, those are legitimate issues. But you are trying to demonize a man who, as Lofter said, is like every single Democratic candidate for the last 40 years. Heck, on those issues he’s like every single candidate period. They all do those things! And yet you trust McCain, who’s had the same issues, why? Because he got himself caught in Vietnam? I’m sorry that happened to him, but do some of you feel that he gets a pass on everything for the rest of his life based on that?

    Angie,
    I never said I trusted McCain, only that I respected him for his war valor, not on some of the issues and that I would trust him over Obama. That’s an understatement.McCain is a very liberal Republican. He is not considered a true conservative. There is a difference between being a conservative and a Republican. In fact most of those in power are RHINOS. Still, I have no doubts as to McCain’s loyalty to this country. I don’t like a lot of his views on what I feel are very important issues but they are less damaging to our country than Obama’s.

    Duh:
    MK, I will defend anyone who is unfairly accused, Republican or Democrat. Let’s say there’s a story about McCain cheating on his wife, and there is no evidence that he cheated on his wife (remember this?) or the evidence is sketchy. I’m not going to believe the man cheated on his wife or allow people around me to call him names based on that story just because I don’t agree with his politics. I won’t believe it’s true without evidence even if I like the source. This is what I call critical thinking, Angie. It’s not meant as an insult. What I mean is, some people have the ability to see past their own dogma and some do not. If there weren’t people that couldn’t do this, there would be no NPR and no conservative radio, so thank goodness for non-critical thinkers. They are quite entertaining!

    Angie
    When I traveled a lot, I loved talk radio…lol!

    Calling the man names, making fun of his name, STILL insisting that he’s a Muslim while at the same time claiming his Christian church is racist, etc. I hate to see any candidate treated this way because then the Karl Roves and the James Carville’s of the world, the spinners, have won.

    Angie:
    Do you not find his now former church racist in their views and words? Muslim? I don’t know about that, I do know he has a lot of Muslim ties. A lot of family in Kenya..school in Kenya…a cousin that is in power…money donated to his campaign through ‘friends of Obama’. I would like to think that he does not harbor a sympathetic view toward their politics..but school is still out on that one..Just a lot of questions are out on the guy..Does that mean we should roll over and play dead? Don’t think so, as I said, There is a lot of smoke and where there is smoke there is a fire somewhere. Don’t you think?
    If McCain received support from some dubious sources that Obama has and had, I would go over him just as hard.
    Look, Obama has plenty of supporters, far more think he is the Messiah. He has been given a pass by most of the media. I call it like I see it, I see a big old wildfire with Obama..McCain has not gotten a free pass from me either.

    BTW, on that public funds story, my point was that Obama said he would do it if McCain agreed to as well according to your quote. I don’t think anyone would expect him to purposely lose the election by handicapping himself like that. If he says that he would use public funds if McCain agreed, and McCain said no, how would that go over with you?

    Angie
    Look, Obama is quoted as calling for public funding and on video..there is no question about it. McCain supported the public funding..he did not need Obama to say he would if McCain would…look this is a free country and people can give to whom they want to..that is not the issue..the issue is he backflipped..I would rather have all that money too if I were a candidate over public funding…Obama is the first candidate in what? 30 years to opt out of public funding? The reason PF came into play was the outcry over lobbyists and people that wanted favors..Yeah I am for public funding…all the way. I would be just as outraged if McCain backflipped on this one. Now hear me when I say this…I would love for McCain to take a backflip on some of the issues. If he would do that, he would get a lot more votes. As it is, many of those voting for him will be doing so because they feel he is the lesser evil. That does not produce much enthusiasm.

  10. OK, I read an article about the public finance. From my understanding the public financing is an additional $80 million that comes from the government on top of any private donations, and McCain will be taking the money. I’m not sure, but it seems that it limits the amount of private donations a candidate can receive. ??? Somebody with knowledge please elaborate because this is just my basic understanding of the process.

    So he went back on his word. *Gasp* This doesn’t make him evil, Angie. It makes him a politician. Don’t hate the playa. It doesn’t change my opinion of him since I expect politicians to do crap like this anyway. Maybe you guys are just too nice for politics to expect more.

    Angie
    He may be, so far we have not scratched the surface of Obama. Yes, I agree about politicians and sadly,most Americans feel the same. I do expect more of our elected officials and most especially the highest office in the land. That does not make me nice, just makes me average.We need change, but I don’t think Obama’s change is what many have in mind.

    I wanted to add, Angie, that I enjoyed your commentary on McCain’s campaign strategy a la Harry Truman. It made me LOL even. Is this strategy more noble in some way? What happens if it’s a losing strategy? Are all the Republican backers suddenly paupers? LOL No, I know. Everyone knows that evil people are richer so Obama’s “evil” contributors can afford to give more. Hahaha! In any case, I don’t think it’s wise to campaign as if we’re living in the 40’s. I once asked you when the “best” time in American history is since you think everything is getting worse. I guess I have my answer.

    Angie
    Thanks, glad you got a laugh out of it. I did not mean for it to sound nobel, it is just the way he is doing it. nothing wrong with it..does get you closer to the people..but I do not think it is enough today either. TV ads cost a fortune, so when one has public and the other does not..well, it would be tough to run for any office today unless you had a lot of supporters (what do the supporters want from you when they are not the Joe Blow individuals?)if you are not floating in the dough naturally.I told you when I thought the best time was. It was certainly before my generation…the 60’s on in my not so humble opinion have damaged society as a whole. …I have posted on all that before..so not going to do a repeat.

  11. Thanks for coming by my blog. I appreciate your thoughts. As for Obama yo mama? UGH! The longer this continues the uglier he and his wife become. I had to laugh the other day when on Fox News they had some commentary regarding his message of change. It would be change and historic if he truly was black, but in reality he an Arab or dark skin, which is not considered black in their countries as here, and he is white. He is a flip flop flip. He makes John Kerry look good and you know what Angie? That is really BAD!!!!!

    Thanks again for visiting me!

    Layla

    You are welcome, I enjoyed your site. You know, When you put it that way, JK does look good! lol!

  12. Angie, you’ve got a bit of a firestorm here! Welcome back, girl. It’s good to see you. We sure did miss you.
    Obama’s dodgy funding drama just cements what we already know about him. I’m not crazy about McCain, but I’ll vote for him just to keep Obama out.
    As MK says, we had a much media-hyped candidate who ended up winning the election here and now we’re paying for it.
    Let’s hope the people of America can muster enough collective sanity to see through him between now and the big day.

    Hi Aurora, good to hear from ya, Missed everybody..as I told MK, I may not be an everyday visitor but I have learned to postdate if you will so that will help enormously. I can save drafts and postdate the publish. Don’t guess you could call me a very observant techie blogger.
    I know all of you in Australia are having a hard time with losing (if you will) some of the things we take for granted here but we should not ever take our liberty for granted. It can be gone just like that!

  13. “…we had a much media-hyped candidate who ended up winning the election here and now we’re paying for it.”

    Who? Bush? Wow, the spinners really have won! So, Aurora, you are going to vote based on what? Because if you don’t like Bush, you’re just going to get more of the same with McCain.

    Any excuse to vote Republican…

    Uh, Just wanted to let you know Aurora lives in Australia, she is probably a dual citizen. So she is talking about the liberal who came in and took away many things including their right to bear arms.

  14. Angie… did you see that Obama has inspired the Versace Spring/Summer Men’s Line! Goooooood LORD!!! This is starting to look like a bad BC sitcom poking fun at the Yanks!

    No, I missed that one, well, maybe it will be a sitcom soon. I should not be surprised if one were not based on him soon. However, it would probably be a drama…maybe one based on Washington
    sorta like the West Wing..I can see it now..the hard climb from a dysfunctional white family, racists and gun toters clinging to religion to the top position in the land..I need to tell Writer Chick about this, maybe
    she would write it.. lol!:)

  15. Hey Ange,
    BTW, welcome back – you’ve been sorely missed and you know you are always in my prayers, cuz I love you, girl.

    Now, as for Obamalamadingdong – I’m afraid none of this surprises me – nor am I surprised to not see outrage from the press or any other conventional news outlet – I’ve always contended that the Obamas were simply the black version of the Clintons and they never met a lie they didn’t like. I suspect he’s trotting out the white relatives as an attempt at damage control – cuz that will change people’s minds, right? I think not.

    I am really enjoying seeing him bobbing around the political landscape like an apple in a barrel though – very amusing.

    Great post, hon.

    Annie

    Hi WC, the political strategists are right on it..trying to cover all the bloopers that get out. How do you like his presidential seal? LOL!

    Hugs

  16. Where is the leadership in either candidate?

    We need a leader: a person who has commanding authority or influence; who is forbearing: To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation; with a clear vision (recited orally and written): Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight.

    You tell me girlfriend. I have never seen anything like this…with our vast population, you would think we could have had better candidates..but then you got the political machine at work and they want their picks..not ours.. Just tells me somebody does not have the best interest of the American people. Power seems to be the name of the game..

    I hope we have one like you described..for the sake of our children and grandchildren some day soon.

    Hope everything is better with your situation.
    Hugs to ya!

  17. “MK, I will defend anyone who is unfairly accused, Republican or Democrat.”

    You got any proof of doing this in the past, or is this something we are yet to see?

  18. MK, since I’ve never had the chance to defend any conservative candidate on this blog, do you want me to go dig up comments from other blogs and post links. Please. Proving my integrity to you is a waste of time.

  19. Yeah, thought as much.


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