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November 2, 2008

History in the Making

The two year race for the Oval Office is winding down. This coming Tuesday Americans will head to the polls and close the deal. No matter the outcome whoever gets into Office will make history. If it is a McCain Palin win, America will have elected with McCain the oldest president into Office, not to mention one of a few senators into Office. Palin would be the first woman as Vice President. If it is a Obama Biden win, two, not one Senator would be elected into the two highest positions in the land. Obama would be the first mixed race as president.

As the polls stand and with a heavy voter turnout, which historically favors Democrats, it appears as though that the Obama Biden ticket will close the deal and make history.


The Polls

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    Comment by ngoldfarb — November 2, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

  2. Scare tactics that have been proven wrong. Obama was 8 years old when Ayers was in the Weather Underground.

    Comment by Julie P — November 2, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

  3. One more thing, ngoldfarb, you’re leaving out the Keating5 for McCain and being close friends with G. Gordaon Liddy, a convicted felon and someone who advocates shooting police officers in the head and if that doesn’t work, then aim for the body and shoot twice.


    Comment by Julie P — November 2, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

  4. If McCain’s past makes him a ‘sidekick’, then Obama’s past makes him an empty suit, who’s accomplished nothing in 20 years, except for hanging out with anti-American Markists, racists, terrorists, and crooks.

    Comment by Howard — November 2, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

  5. Howard, as opposed to to McCain hanging out with convicted criminals who tried to fix the 1972 election and who advocates murdering the police. McCain was also involved in the 1980’s S&L scandal. McCain is a crook and he is friends with convicted criminals who have no respect for authority.

    Comment by Julie P — November 2, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

  6. Obama spoke to Ohio today about the real problems you face, jobs, economy, energy, education, war and more. This is a man like all middle-class people; he has faced the struggle of paying grocery bills and the electric. His Ivy League education was not delivered to him on a silver platter, he struggled. So remember he is our proudest moment in America for a long time. He cannot help us out of this mess unless we get him to the Whitehouse. So vote and vote OBAMA.

    HOPE; To cherish a desire with anticipation, to desire with expectation of obtainment, to expect with confidence. From the first time I heard Obama speak in 2003, I hoped for him to campaign for president. I hoped for that one chance to feel proud of my country again. I hoped to feel safe in America, not just from foreign attack but from attack on our liberty by a conservative right wing government. I hoped for a change, a clean slate in the overall operation of my government by those who may have started out with good intentions, but became part of the status quo.

    John McCain at the beginning of this campaign was to be a war hero, however is was out of touch with the 21st century and the global issues. By the end of the campaign he was and is a hate-monger who would do anything to win. Palin was the most irresponsible decision in history. It was very hard for me to not support Hillary, a well-qualified woman, who has served America well.

    However, for me I saw a light in Obama’s’ eyes, a truth in his words and his no fear of the old Washington establishment. This man has spent his life achieving on his own and is a tough as they come. Yet he never let the negative words change his message of hope. He is America’s son, we should be very proud, our gift to the world. I have asked the universe to walk us all to the Whitehouse, the American people.

    So stand in line as long as it takes, mark your ballot carefully and Vote OBAMA.

    Comment by Claudette — November 2, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

  7. In the interview with Ayres, he never said he hope to kill more people or “blow more shit up.” I don’t advocate his acts, but there’s a bit of word twisting going on as well.

    As far as the KKK, does the figure of only 6 people include all the branches of the KKK due to the fact that the KKK as a national organization broke up into several autonomous factions to avoid prosecution as a national entity? I’m not saying it isn’t true, just want to see if the numbers take into account that fact.

    Comment by John — November 2, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

  8. If you want big business to continue to get tax breaks, a government with a condenscending and stand-offish foreign policy and the prospect of a substitute teacher as your commander in chief vote for McCain.
    If you want a tax reduction for the lower-middle class, a diplomatic foreign policy and the prospect of improving our country rather than standing for the status quo then vote for Obama.
    This comes down to what is going to happen and not the continuing scare tactics.
    The most important issues today are the economy and foreign policy. McCain’s adoption of the Bush Doctrine makes Obama the obvious better decision on both points.
    And if you want to talk about terrorists here are two others who were called as such after their revolutionary involvement: Nelson Mandela; I’m sure everyone knows him, and the lesser known Menachem Begin who bombed the British and later went on to become prime minister of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Comment by Matt — November 2, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

  9. Really…..wasn’t aware of that, even though I was awake and aware during the heyday’s of both the Weather Underground and the KKK. A couple questions; what was the Weather Underground usually called? Where did they get the name? And exactly how many people did they actually kill? No reply will be considered absolute verification of just another uninformed, desperate, terrified soul clinging to the anchor chain of a sinking ship.

    Comment by SDN — November 2, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

  10. Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that Obama and William Ayers were close friends in Chicago during the mid-90’s. So what? Ayers’ violent acts in the late 1960’s were done in protest of the Vietnam war, which the vast majority of America was against. Many people were active in organizations on college campuses all over the country that participated in civil disobedience and various forms of vandalism to express their disapproval of that conflict. Yes, Ayers and his cohorts took it too far, but they never killed anybody and didn’t ruin anybody’s life. John McCain, on the other hand, intervened on Charles Keating’s behalf in a government investigation of Keating’s savings & loan. Keating’s illegal banking practices caused thousands of people to lose their life savings, yet McCain interceded because Keating had handled the huge investments of his new wife’s family. It was purely out of personal interest. At least Ayers was against a war that ended up killing more than 55,000 Americans and nearly a million Vietnamese. As for Reverend Wright, he is the classic ‘fire & brimstone’ black preacher. There are many like him here in Los Angeles who are still bitter about the oppression they witnessed following World War II. Who can blame them? But I believe that a preacher can have anger toward this country and still be a good preacher. And just because Wright was a preacher doesn’t mean he was a political genius who could sway the thinking of a guy who graduated top of his class at Harvard Law. Unless you can show in some way that Wright’s attitudes toward the country influenced Obama’s feelings about the United States, Wright is totally irrelevant. The idea that Obama is some kind of anti-American sleeper agent who was brain-washed by his preacher is the fabrication of a paranoid idiot or someone with a political agenda. The bottom line is that there are people in this country in the 21st century who are terrified at thought of an African-American president, and they will say just about anything to prevent that from happening.

    Comment by johnrj08 — November 2, 2008 @ 10:29 pm

  11. All this talk about terrorists and socialists mystifies me. Our direct acendents came to this hemisphere roughly 500 years ago and systematically slaughtered the resident populations to virtual extinction. I call that terrorism – what would you call it? Progress? Evolution? Mine’s bigger that yours? Victory? I’ve heard all of the shallow, mindless rationale for our actions, but in the light of history, they will be seen as they were – terrorism on a scale that equals any other in history.

    Socialism? The first example that comes to mind is, uh, Social Security. Gee. I suppose we’ll label this something else – like “Federalized Insurance” so we won’t have to call it what it obviously is – socialism. What about credit unions? Choirs? What about private clubs? What about libraries? I’m not opposed to socialism on a certain level – I belong to and frequent a couple of the examples above. Perhaps giving some thought, rather than some self-destructive knee-jerk reaction to all of the challenges we face would be a whole lot more constructive than trusting in our obviously misguided “feelings”. Save those for the bedroom.

    Comment by SDN — November 2, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  12. johnrj:

    Well said.

    And I did overlook one of the most subversive, threatening and downright dangerouss socialist organizations of our time – Habitat for Humanity. They do perfectly fit the definition, and we all know how they are conspiring to destroy the fabric of American life as we know it.

    Comment by SDN — November 2, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

  13. I’d also care to add that if Wright is fair game, then Palin’s church should be as well. They’ve had anti-semitic visiting preachers that said the Israeli’s deserve to be attacked because they deny the divinity of Jesus, thus incurring God’s wrath. There’s also the preacher from Kenya who was proud to have chased a “witch” out of his town. His basis for her being a witch? Not being a Christian, owning a snake (which was killed by the people of the village after the “witch” refused to leave).

    I’m not going to defend everything said by pastor Wright, but some things are taken out of context. However, the whole HIV virus was created by the government kind of screams “crackpot” to me.

    Comment by John — November 3, 2008 @ 12:03 am

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