The Republican contenders for the White House, masquerading as “Mavericks” need to be assessed warts and all. This is not CNN.
From “Quotes of the day”
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election. – Bill Vaughan.
Where to begin?
The campaign for the election of the President of the United States this year couldn’t provide more of a contrast when compared with the usual jousts between competing candidates. You know what I am referrring to. The quadrennial bunfights for a bed in the White House fought in the public arena by competing millions of negative ad dollars which ho hum the international community, while elevating and salivating to fever pitch half of the people who are registered and franchised, the half that is, who bother to vote. But not this time, not in this historic contest, this time things are different, this time the eyes of the world are fixed squarely on the star spangled banner and its fortunes. The stakes for everyone, including allies of the United States, have never been higher.
This time the Republican contenders for the White House, masquerading as “Mavericks?” need to be assessed fearlessly and factually. From the outset John McCain has attempted to intimidate the mainstream media, and has enjoyed some success. His refusal to go on “Larry King Live” two weeks ago, had a flow on effect which resulted in cowering MSNBC to such a degree they demoted two prime time TV hosts in response to McCain’s demand. However the publicity playing field is gradually changing. At present a reported 67 % of all Americans are turning to bloggers for more reliable information and comment. With many of the decisions from the White House impacting on countries other than the US and not always positively, it should come as no surprise when foreigners express the need to comment or challenge the raison d’etre of American policy as it relates to their particular part of the world.
With that in mind and the job of winning the election for Barack Obama, with only 53 days remaining until November 4th, it is time to take the gloves off concerning the dangers for America presented by the McCain + Palin ticket.
It is no exaggeration to suggest that the outcome of this election could decide America’s future well into the first half of the 21st century and beyond. Presently it feels like 53 days to armhageddon due to the torrent of McCain + Palin lies and smear sluicing out of an endless, defamatory muck pile in lieu of actual Republican issue positions. If in fact they have any at all. We should note that all “approved by John McCain” advertisements and campaign strategies are the brainchild of the notorious, still at large Bush cohort, Karl Rove. Rove, a paid political thug now employed part time by mainstream media as a political consultant. Birds of a feather? In America it seems ( very sick) that no matter who you are, or what you do, if you have some level of public name recognition you are a “Celebrity”. There are no exceptions, but there are classes. Repentant serial killers who claim to have found God are popular. They get book offers as well. Former Mafia assassins, with the proviso they are not carrying, when interviewed, Drug addiction survivors who say they aren’t into wholesale and Obese people who shrink from elephant size to wafers on TV in10 days also qualify. Everyone it seems is after that elusive 15 mins.
The Company McCain Keeps
Karl Rove desperately needs his candidate the”Maverick”McCain to take the White House. As a former Chief of Staff, (chief henchman) to George W Bush, Karl the horrible, realises his days would be numbered without his pal W’s, protection or possible pardon. Deep in the labyrinths of his devious political persona Rove fears the real possibility of a one star rated jail cell which patiently awaits him. All the more likely once the rule of law is again respected, dutifully administered and applied by a new Attorney General in an Obama administration. That you can bet on. When that happy day arrives I would enjoy seeing people like Rove forced to pay a monthly incarceration fee (asset assessed, of course) to cover the public cost of being jailed and fed. It’s a good thing I am not a member of the Judiciary. Hang em high! Clint Eastwood would.
An Honourable Effort
After witnessing eight years of Republican terror it never ceases to amaze that many voters in the US still seem blind to the fact that their country has been the victim of a treasonous political attack. In some ways I suppose it is easy to understand. Party loyalty, like love, can be blind. And as the famous American Dale Carnegie wrote and taught so successfully during the 1930’s,”A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still”. Which in my opinion is why political canvassing in parts of still KKK America, yes they still exist, is a most unfunny way to spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon. These Obama volunteers deserve, if only one existed, the political equivalent of the Medal of Honour. Perhaps if Barack makes it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave - Who knows? He might dish a few out in the Rose garden.
We are not going to let it Happen
I’ve often wondered if people really knew what some of their elected Republican representatives got up to with corrupt deals, would they reconsider often long held views about supporting them. I have an awful feeling the answer in many cases would still be no. The old story of it’s my party, right or wrong examples another strong reason why it is absolutely imperative for Barack Obama win the White House. His incumbency would herald the end of the Republican’s reign of terror and end once and for all the idea endorsed by McCain that going to war is the first option. McCain’s attitude and approach would signal the beginning of the end of America as a superpower and destroy what is left of US credibility around the world. Instantly it would become a less safe and secure place. Of that, there is absolutely no question.
The seeds of emerging treason were sown with the election to the Presidency of a basically unknown political quantity in Governor Bush of Texas and his secretive crony Dick Cheney in 2000. An incumbency which in only two terms has been more damaging to the United States than the horror of 9/11. Bush and cohorts have ripped the heart and soul out of America, made the US an international pariah in many parts of the world and sent more than 4000 young Americans to early graves in the process of slaughtering in the name of so called democracy, more than one million Iraqi men, women and children since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Approval for which, was given as a result of George W Bush lying to Congress and later to the rest of the world at the UN.
Impeachment would be too good for Bush. To add insult to injury some of Bush and McCain’s Republican friends have lined their pockets in the process. Where was John McCain while this was happening? He was in it right in it up to his neck, acting his macho part and supporting the butcher, George Bush, all the way the way to Baghdad.
Barack Obama was not so easily fooled
Senator Obama’s was the barely heard voice of reason, speaking out against an unnecessary war and its unknown costs and consequences. Yet it was apparent that after 9/11 people wanted blood, and in an understandably bitter climate, selling vengeance against a muslim country (a country with a lot of oil wells and a dictator in charge) was a no brainer for Bush. (pardon the pun). Two years ago he admitted on the Oprah show that he knew there were no WMD’s in Iraq and that he had lied “to rid the world of the dictator Saddam Hussein?”. John McCain voted for the war.
In fifty three days on November 4th 2008, America risks the frightening prospect of seeing the unqualified, academically challenged, age challenged, knowledge challenged, work ethic challenged, temperament challenged, ego inflated, disingenuous, warmongering, reckless, Republican, John McCain elected as President. A notorious hothead McCain has a reputation for having a roving eye and a foul mouth. This man is even more dangerous than George W Bush. Anyone who acted as McCain did and voted for Bush’s ideas 90% of the time, needs to be certified. Had Bush proposed using part of America’s massive stockpile of atomic weapons, on Iraq, North Korea, Syria or Iran, McCain would have given him 100% support. Such action would trigger the beginnings of a nuclear armhageddon. What can one do to avoid that? The answer is clear. Vote 1 Obama on November 4, and tell your neighborhood to do the same for their family and their country.
The Enemy Within
Unlike the attack of 9/11 the next bout of treachery within America’s borders may not originate from foreign activity. If it does come it will be executed by the enemy within. The enemy is recognised, it has a name and it has a face. If elected it will be the face of President John McCain. His plan to gain the White House for his corporate masters is designed to maintain the Republican Party’s hold on the Presidency and the Vice Presidency, through McCain and a much younger Sarah Palin acting as the legislative agents of corporate America and the country’s gigantic military industrial complex. The prospect of more wars being an absolute economic necessity to continue generating profit for these groups. Eisenhower warned of this emerging threat to American democracy during his Presidency. It is no accident that his highly respected daughter Susan Eisenhower, a Republican all her life, has left the Party and become an Independent voter supporting and campaigning for Barack Obama.
The Real McCain 3 min 18 secs
John McCain. A man who built a career promulgated by a POW experience and an image reinvention as needs required, with the help of his father’s naval rank and his father- in law’s wealth. The classic prodigal son, McCain is now exposed as a man of little principle and a serial liar. In public he wraps himself in the flag and carries the pretense of being a devout christian while his personal behavior is completely at odds with his contrived public image. There is nothing new or original about these con artists is there? “Now hear this John McCain” The rose colored glasses are off now. More and more people including former friends now see you for what you really are. And it ain’t a pretty sight.
John McCain in the campaign MSNBC 6 mins
Sarah Palin, a former small town mayor and Governor of Alaska for 18 months. Wow! Sarah is McCain’s running mate in training wheels, an agent of distraction in his arrogant, smoke and mirrors attempt to lie and con his way to the White House. Ms Palin is virtually unknown to the American people, the media, the national political scene or to just about anyone outside of the state of Alaska. One thing we do know is that Alaska’s Polar bears and wolves definitely wouldn’t vote for her. Her plan is to learn how to be the President in waiting in only 53 days. She’s not worried she says. McCain met with her just twice before he selected her as his running mate. She had not been vetted thoroughly before the announcement. It appears she is ambitious, nothing wrong with that, providing it is healthily founded. She is tough, she has extreme, extending to nut case views about matters involving religion, the cause of global warming, sex education in schools and she wants to overturn Roe Vs Wade. She also engages in slaughtering wild life for sport, not food and she supports McCain’s policy of drill, drill ,drill for oil in the wildlife reserves of Alaska and offshore. If John McCain is elected and dies in office, this cunning, unqualified mooseburger loving woman could become President of the United States and yet she is a virtual stranger. They don’t write novels with plots as ridiculous as this.
How could this happen?
Justices of the Supreme Court, Department Secretaries, Heads of Agencies such as Homeland Security, the CIA and the FBI have to face extensive background vetting and examination by agencies and Senate select committees prior to surviving a majority vote of 60% in the Senate to have their appointment confirmed. How could someone like Palin get potentially within a heartbeat of the Presidency simply on the the say so of an old man with a roving eye. This is all wrong. And dangerously wrong at that. Clearly Palin is a person who knows how to use feminine charm for personal gain. A renowned playboy McCain at 72 would be a groveling fool around her. The signs are already there. Hurried media inquiries in Alaska over the past two weeks reveal that Palin has a track record of intimidation, vindictive behaviour, of telling lies about public matters and of buying loyalty. All the hallmarks of a classic right wing extremist. If she makes it to Washington, look out!
Who will guard and protect America
Aided and abetted by Bush & Cheney, the original architects of the current state of affairs, McCain and Palin represent the clear and present danger best described in Tom Clancy’s works of fiction. The critical difference being, this is fact. The danger is real. America has bred it’s own dogs of war. In 2001 the first of these barbarians entered the gates of the Capitol through the arrival of Bush & Cheney. After ravishing the US over the past eight years, their anointed Republican successors McCain & Palin are readying to storm the barricades again to attack America’s Laws, the Constitution and its ways of governing. Only Barack Obama and Joe Biden stand in their way, hopefully supported by you – the American voter. Will you cast your vote if it means saving your country? Will you work like never before to register new voters to support the Obama + Biden ticket?
Lipstick on your Collar * Connie Francis * 2 min 16 secs
Let’s go and win this thing!
On behalf of Obama supporters around the world who by law are ineligible to vote or donate, we can but hope and offer just three wonderful words of support. Yes you can!
Go Obama for President / Yes we can!