McCain to Palin - "Shut up and look pretty, let me do the talking"

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by james_bond_3rd, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Sen. John McCain retracted Sarah Palin's stance on Pakistan Sunday morning, after the Alaska governor appeared to back Sen. Barack Obama's support for unilateral strikes inside Pakistan against terrorists.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/28/mccain-retracts-palins-pakistan-comments

    This is hilarious.

    1. You can't retract someone else's comment.
    2. Too bad that your soul mate agrees with your opponent. Perhaps there is something wrong with either you or your soul mate.
     
  2. If the old man gets elected and kicks the bucket, this broad will be "the decider". She will have nuclear launch codes, the veto pen, the ability to send aircraft carriers anywhere. It is a scary thought. Such a thought by itself should preclude someone from voting for McCain/Palin.
     
  3. It's absurd is what it is. Having said that, the Republicans pushed their entire stack into the middle with this hand, in an effort to get their man into the White House, and that's the name of the game. They know full well that President Palin is a stupid joke. That's not the point. Palin is undeniably a boon to to the ticket.
     
  4. Jack Cafferty would agree






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  5. It's funny Nik but I don't here a lot about Biden's yea on Iraq which is supposedly so contrary to Obama's view. How many folks on the Left do you hear say "Palin scares me." A bunch, eh? But how many of those SAME democrats are unwittingly going to vote for a veep-again-who SUPPORTED the Iraq war?

    The IMPORTANT story here is despite the Democrats campaign against the "war" party, their nominee for President has a more hawkish view in Pakistan than McCain. (which I've said for a year) Further for a Party that's so anti-Iraq they sure seem to find a lot of Senators with pro-war votes to run on the national ticket (Lieberman, Kerry, Edwards, Biden).
     
  6. Biden admitted the vote was a mistake. What do you want from him? McCain has no other issues besides Iraq. I don't want to spend the rest of my life hunting "evildoers", discussing "axis of evil" or using other terms that insult my intelligence.
     
  7. I defer to your knowledge of the details in these matters. I would only say that I'm pretty sure we have to make a distinction between the votes cast by these men in the early days, just post-9/11, and the feelings about the U.S. presence in Iraq as the years have dragged on.

    Knocking Saddam off his pedestal was probably a popular move on both sides of the aisle at that time. Then we saw the photos of President Bush on the aircraft carrier with the 'Mission Accomplished' banner.

    Then we saw that the 'mission' was ill-defined, and anything but accomplished. Then some 3500 young U.S. soldiers lost their lives, thousands more were mutilated and crippled for life, tens of thousand of innocent Iraqi civilians lost their lives, and 1 trillion dollars was spent. And for what? They're fighting in the wrong theatre if it's Osama and his disciples or the hottest hotbeds of Islamic fundamentalist terror-training camps that they're after.
     
  8. Obama is not hawkish towards pakistan,he is hawkish towards Al Queda members hinding in the Pakistan mountains


    Obama is nothing compared to this


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  9. Most the afore-mentioned Democrats were hawkish on taking out Saddam as far back as the Clinton years. So yes Bush knew during the 2000 campaign that if elected he could get the votes. Gore too made hawkish statements in the 90's even chastising Quayle in a 1992 VP debate the GHB administration had fumbled the ball by not removing Saddam at the conclusion of the Gulf War.

    A vote in Congress-like a decision by a jury- isn't an index scalp. An errant vote for war cannot be quickly stopped out. To vote for war and the suddenly find religion because it's not going smoothly and thus becomes a political liability is dangerously disingenuous. If the war had been concluded quickly and successfully these same Democrats would be applauding themselves for "putting partisanship aside and ridding the world of a dangerous evil dictator."

    Not only did Biden vote for the war in Iraq but both he and Obama then opposed the surge. That makes Biden-unlike McCain-a two time loser on the issue. McCain at least FIXED the problem.

    I have no disagreement that Afghanistan/Pakistan is worthy of military attention. Any effort beyond the present scope of NATO involvement will be met with fierce opposition from Zardari's new government. Here's some comments he made earlier today: "Let us do the job, we can do a better job than anybody else can. It's partly and mainly our war. We fight it. Let us do it," Zardari said in an interview on CNN.

    Muckraking on that border is war mongering and while I share the frustration of other American's who also wish to see Bin Laden's head on a stick experience has taught me that revenge is often as bitter as sweet.

    The REAL issues in this election are domestic in nature. To borrow a recently popular phrase, all of this war mongering from Obama and McCain is lipstick on the pig of our economy. Reason numero uno this economy systematically sux-as opposed to micro cycles in housing ect- is because of our Federal budget. When asked during the debate which of his zillion new progams he would cut because of the bailout cost Obama's answer was........I'm still waiting for his answer.
     
    #10     Sep 28, 2008