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September 9, 2008

The Trouble with Amensia

Just a week ago America had a grip on reality, then once McCain’s new running mate, Sarah Palin, took to the stage America lost its grip on reality and began to suffer from amnesia. Because America has gotten amnesia:

McCain has jumped in the polls.

That McCain is suddenly a candidate of “change”.

McCain’s record of experience is not his strong suit.

The war in Iraq has been “won”.

The economy is not a disgrace it is a “mental recession”.

McCain voted with Bush 9 out of 10 times.

That McCain crashed five planes in Vietnam before being shot down.

McCain cheated on his first wife before leaving her for an heiress.

That McCain did not criticize his running mate for pork barrel spending.

The Christian Right has become feminists.

That McCain voted eleven times in the last two years against veteran benefits.

That McCain did not shift from hating Bush’s taxes to wanting them permanent.

Finally, America has forgotten that McCain sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran”.

Barack Obama is running for President of the United States. He’s running to improve the lives of middle and lower economic classes of Americans; he’s running to stimulate the economy and small businesses; he’s running to insure that all Americans have access to healthcare; he’s running to redeploy our military to actually protect the United States and pursue our enemies; he’s running to reposition the economic burden so that the wealthy 5% are paying their commensurate share like the average 95%; and to restore the United States’ good name, image and relationships around the world.

He’s running against John McCain. John McCain is running for President of the United States. He’s running on a platform that (as of this post, since he changes so often) benefits the wealthy, benefits large businesses, keeps our military extended in unnecessary engagements, further alienates the world community, etc.

We need to remember what the issues are in this election.




  1. Hi Julie, Thanks so much for putting this political race in perspective. I hope and pray that those who are truly focused on the real issues will read your insightful post and look beyond Palin’s modified beehive hairdo and designer spectacles. When they do, they will find someone who makes Dick Cheyney look like a mouse.

    Comment by Carol — September 10, 2008 @ 12:16 am

  2. I agree with Carol. I don’t think the issues have been talked about at all by the Republicans. Are people in the US preoccupied with having a female on the ballot that they are willing to sacrifice everything positive that can happend in 2008 for the sake of having a female on the ticket. I know that most of America fall in the suffering middle income bracket, so why vote for candidates who are out of touch with everything that you are experiencing. McCain stated five million was middle income, how could he possibly address economic issues. I pray that everyone will realize that she does indeed make Cheyney look like a mouse. She is, also so shrewd that McCain does not realize what she is saying, without speaking it, about him. He is glorying in her success and if by chance he should win the election, history will record the win based upon Palin, not John McCain. I don’t know how they will write it up, but I don’t think it will make him look very presidential.

    Comment by Tally — September 10, 2008 @ 12:49 am

  3. PUH-Lease allow me to extricate my finger from my throat — as I try to throw up all the garbage I feel I’m being fed by this most unlikely of VP candidates. I totally support her as a woman running for office, albeit with totally differing political views. I’m so repulsed by their platforms it’s not even funny. One way I view a candidates selectability is if I can stand to listen to the candidates for more than 10 seconds. Obama’s the only one that clearly passed that test —- because he actually has something to say in my view, which I know is not everyone else’s. God help us if Pres. Palin wins. Do you really believe old Johnny is gonna make it through his first term? I hope for his and our sake (if he wins), that he does. I know she can be an attack dog, but I hope Biden eats her for lunch during the debates — and that she starts being subjected to the same scrutiny test that every other candidate is held to — the test of public opinion. She may be a hot hockey mom – and have governor experience – but my hope is that her views gag enough of us to vote against them.

    Comment by PUH-Lease — September 10, 2008 @ 6:08 am

  4. What a tangled web we all weave. I hate the argueing that goes on here at these blogs, so I’ll state my piece and go. John McCain has always been a good man with the country at his heart along with all his decisions. As a leader with generations of hero’s to back him, our Family believes in his leadership. While Obama is given credit by many. Most people in my family are employeed with larger companies – those that have been successful and profitable companies. To us, Obama sees corporate profit as evil and one to be attacked with heavy taxes. WHY? These companies create our Jobs (mine creates over 150k jobs in USA — and NO, NOT in OIL!) If we punish the companies that create over 75% of all US jobs, how is that balanced or fair when they have to lay people off. Corporations don’t pay taxes, we pay it for them. If their taxes are doubl;ed, where does this costs go???? HINT – right to us, the American middle class. It’s all smoke in mirrors, that’s the way socialism starts out with all the promises of getting you what the next guys earned for nothing – and so on and so on. Before we know it…. socialism and upheaval can settle in in just a few months. Then what??? Is this what our forefathers faught for? Is this how our demise should would come??? NO I SAY> Stand UP – Stand up and fight for America and those patriots gone before us! Stand up and fight for your rights as a free American defending his liberties. Stnd up and fight against Socialsim! God created the greatest country in the world and not for one to be tested based on “polls” and inexperience to change the entire fabric of our being! Stand up and Fight. God, please save us, we humble pray

    Comment by Curt — September 10, 2008 @ 6:31 am

  5. As not to be rude, to address the above posters I missed above, all I can say is: 1) read the full truth and not cut up bullet points given to you by someone else. 2)Don’t question McCain patriotism – like he tried to have planes shot down from under him so he could spend 5.5 years in living hell to one day use it to run for president. 4) guess that’s just like planning to have a missle explode under his plane on he Forrestal. You know the one where he jumped out of a ball of fire to save others. 5) The biggest scam is he actually wrote a book about this life changing POW experience & how it changed his views on his Home-land, and AMERICA. It must be nothing but a scam. The only community he admits to helping organize is the 116 fellow POWS as he kept their hopes and dreams alive with the thought of one day making it back home to America. What kind of person is that to lead America?? Please get your head out of the Sand! God help us and the USA.

    Comment by Curt — September 10, 2008 @ 7:05 am

  6. Curt, you may want to take a look at Palin’s record on taxes in Alaska.

    Comment by Julie P — September 10, 2008 @ 11:42 am

  7. AMERIKKKA is not ready for OBAMA!! We as African- AmeriKKKan men have been gradusting at the top of our classes, creating ground breaking ideas and inventions and all we have heard for over 400 plus years is that we are stupid and crazy!! We are ready for change and WE TURNED THE CORNER A LONG TIME AGO!!!

    Obama / Biden =
    Occidental College – two years.
    Columbia University – B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
    Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
    University of Delaware – B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
    Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)


    McCain / Palin
    United States Naval Academy – Class Rank 894 of 899
    Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
    North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
    University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
    Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
    University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism

    Comment by G. M. — September 10, 2008 @ 11:46 am

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