Time to set aside politics
Kelly Everitt

McCain has lost my support

Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at 10:19 AM
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  • "He needs to quit generating fear about what Obama will do, and start telling people -- precisely -- what he will do."

    maybe you should start applying this same logic to Obama...I'd be interested to know what you come up with. I for one have yet to hear anything from the man that even closely resembles a plan of any sort.

    -- Posted by FlagshipOne on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 11:40 AM
  • "I for one have yet to hear anything from the man that even closely resembles a plan of any sort."

    Why don't you pay attention then? How about these recent economic ones to start out:

    * Penalty-free withdrawals of up to $10,000 from IRAs and 401(k)s in tax years 2008 and 2009.

    * A $3,000 tax credit for every new full-time job created in the USA by businesses in 2009-10.

    * A requirement that banks benefiting from the federally funded bailout provide a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures to give homeowners time to work out a payment plan.

    * Empowering the Federal Reserve to provide short-term loans to state and local governments caught in the credit crunch.

    -- Posted by VirginianJohn on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 12:12 PM

    Republic? Democracy? What's the Difference?


    VIDEO: Obama accuses our troops of "air raiding villages and killing civilians"


    VIDEO: Obama promises to gut the military and unilaterally disarm the United States


    Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Calls Barack Obama "The Messiah"


    VIDEO: Watch as Obama Mocks the Bible and Christianity


    Obama Pastor will only accept a god who assists our aim of destroying the "white enemy."


    The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology


    McCain and Obama Speak Out on Abortion


    Obama's Friend, Terrorist Bill Ayers, Trampling the American Flag


    The Obama-Ayers Connection


    Chicago Sun-Times: Obama's Connections to Slumlord and Felon Tony Rezko


    -- Posted by FlagshipOne on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 1:55 PM
  • I AM paying attention and doing my own research...

    Obama is the WRONG choice from every standpoint. Stop making an emotional decision and start using your head.

    The Obama and McCain Tax Plans: How Do They



    -- Posted by FlagshipOne on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 2:04 PM
  • Anyone interested in viewing another viewpoint in tonight's "debate"? One the mainstream media has succeeded in silencing and keeping out of the public's eye? Watch Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential candidate, join in the debate tonight live via the web. He is the only candidate offering real change to Washington.


    -- Posted by mattnielsen on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 5:15 PM
  • I didn't know which way to turn at first, about the presidential election. I'll only know for sure after tonight's debate -- or probably tomorrow, to give myself time to think about what I hear tonight.

    I flipped a mental coin recently and it's leaning toward the Democrats. McCain and Palin have so very much disappointed me; I've been somewhat impressed with Obama and Biden. Obama is far from perfect, but less imperfect, maybe, that McCain. (The economy is one factor; "dirty" politics another.) I'll know, as I said, sometime after the debate. I have to be at a meeting tonight but have set my VCR.

    And this week I'll go to the courthouse and vote. I know if I vote for Obama my vote will not count in the Electoral College, presuming that Idaho will go for McCain; as long as I've lived here (almost thirty years) Idaho has gone Republican I believe. I really hate the Electoral College.

    -- Posted by senior lady on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 6:53 PM
  • I wish the electoral college functioned the way it was designed. At its inception, the runner up became the vice president. Then none of us would have to stay up nights worrying that Mrs. Sixpack with lipstick might hit the button if she didn't make point guard.

    -- Posted by katzclause on Thu, Oct 16, 2008, at 4:29 PM
  • FlagshipOne

    Obama is the best choice, who wants 4 more years of the last 8 years??

    -- Posted by lovemthome on Fri, Oct 17, 2008, at 12:35 PM
  • Well, I guess I've made up my mind. My mental coin has landed over all the way flat with the Democrat side up. It's taken a bit longer to decide than I thought; I'll go vote on Monday. I'll vote Democrat and pray.

    I believe we may have a better chance to get out of the worldwide mess with Obama's ideas, and at home that we working class folks might have something concrete to live with instead of the Republicans' old trickle down theories which simply haven't helped anyone except the super super wealthy, including, by the way, John McCain.

    I'm just tired, also, of McCain's smirks and titters and old age and temper. He reminds me sometimes of one of my sons when he was three: tantrums, except with McCain's old man face. McCain just does not have presidential stature and dignity.

    Palin, who I originally admired, I really don't want to have a heartbeat away of leading us at home and representing the US on the world stage. Also, she seems to have a petty and vindictive way about her.

    The way fundamentalist Christians and other super-conservative folks have carried on with their hate campaign, well, it makes me ashamed, as I am a devout Christian myself, and not super-liberal.

    I can get along with people of other religions or no religions. My basis for this is, ahem, a Bible passage that resonates with me: the parable of the wheat and the weeds (tares) in Matthew, when we are told to let both the good wheat and the bad weeds grow side by side and not be overly concerned with which is which because they look alike, and let God be in control because He knows. In the meantime, for me, I try to treat all people as if they were wheat.

    And yes, I believe sadly that there are times when we have no earthly choice but to use force to protect some folks from others. When absolutely necessary only. Long line of patriotic service in my family.

    But I don't like being lied to to get into a war, as the Republican administration did to us in Iraq. I believe, now, that this was personal for Pres Bush as Saddam had once wanted to have his father, the first Pres Bush, killed. Vengeance, then, pure and simple. Thousands and thousands of lives lost, counting both sides.

    Life is easy and hard, good and frustrating. The Republicans, in my opinion, have made life harder and more frustrating for all, but especially the middle and working "classes." I think we have some hope in Obama and Biden.

    -- Posted by senior lady on Fri, Oct 17, 2008, at 6:21 PM
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