Posts tagged ‘campaign’
So I just don’t buy the “I am one of you” stuff that Obama tries to perpetuate. He is not your average middle class guy. He lives in a house he paid $1.6 million for. (ok, i know that in california that is still a shack – but in most of the rest of the country that is a big ole nice house)
And just in case you were wondering here are the specs on the house. It is not tiny.
This 3-story, 96-yr-old Georgian is close to the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s South Side. But with 4 fireplaces and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, you may never want to leave. Sold for $1.65 million in 2005. Upgrade your property when your next-door buddy (before his felony trial, of course) sells you part of his plot!
Will not even touch on the next-door neighbor bit.
So now for relating to the middle class on income- In 2000 the Obama’s income was about $240,000. By 2006 they were up to a whopping $984,000. Not forgetting in 2005 they passed $1.6 million.
And they don’t appear to be the most charitable as far as their giving of their vast income goes. The max they gave through 2006 was about 6% of their income. So he is not really going out of his way to give to the middle class or to those less fortunate.
So I am not sure I buy that he is really in touch with his constituents. I think he is just as out of touch with reality as you can possibly be. Don’t you just wonder what he would actually think had he been left to form his own opinions?
On the whole Joe the Plumber mess. Just because he got stuck saying something that now the democrats have to cover for.
Barack actually said this,
“It’s not that I want to punish your success. I want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success, too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
Nice. So he has not really been spreading his wealth around, but he wants to make sure that the rest of us do. Frankly I would like to spend the next four years just skating through comfortably and hold off on becoming considered “wealthy” until government understands that people who work hard for their money and earn it will share with others. At a higher percentage point than Obama and his family do. Because they will appreciate what it took for them to get there. I don’t understand why it is okay and considered “the right thing to do” to give hand outs to people who are capabale of working and providing for their families. (I understand there are always exceptions to the rule)
But back to Joe, this is my favorite description of the ridiculous assertion by some democrats that Joe the Plumber was a plant.
TEN YEAR REPUBLICAN SCHEME PUTS COVERT “GOPERATIVE” JOE THE PLUMBER IN EXACT HOUSE WHOSE DOOR BARACK OBAMA WAS DESTINED TO KNOCK UPON
I got news for you: Whatever door Obama knocked on, Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher (aka Agent X-88 Delta) would answer. Agent X-88 (and his “son,” the midget French acrobat/psychic assassin “Joey”) lived in all the houses in the neighborhood, each connected to the rest by a series of underground tunnels.
Now on to my campaign spending rant.
He has raised a massive $650 million dollars. What is that about? That is more than both candidates spent combined in the last election! What an indulgent waste. He went back on his pledge to take public financing which McCain stuck with. Combine that with the deep pockets of Hollywood, who are by nature fanatic liberals totally out of touch with reality, and there is no way for McCain to combat that. And frankly he should not have to.
Why does it feel like the vote is for sale?
That whoever can spend the most, sell the most, be the celebrity is going to win?
This is not just a popularity contest. If we were voting for Mr. America that might be one thing. But this is for the president. It is not a game show. Why not actually focus on issues instead of trying to outspend each other and put on a bigger “show”. McCain will never be able to outspend you Mr. Obama and frankly I am glad for that. I would actually be more bothered if my candidate were spending as much as you.
With our country in hard economic times I find it disturbing that you are choosing to use this money to do such ridiculous things like putting ads in video games, buying prime time space the week before the election, etc.
I could come up with some more useful things you could do with $650 million dollars to help your base. The “hurting middle class”. And if you have this thing as wrapped up as your pundits like to think you do, then why are you going to the obscene lengths that you are to spend more money? And take more money from those who are hurting? You don’t need any more money to promote yourself. Give it back. That would show more character than keeping it and squandering it on ads that are unnecessary.
Well, there are a couple of things you can do today for your GOP. Besides making sure you are registered to vote. I know the deadline has already passed in some states. But check and make sure. (I would steer clear of registering through ACORN!)
Have you seen the site Team Sarah? It is a large group of men and women who support Palin as Vice President. I just joined and there are currently over 8000 members! Way to go.
Join in over there and show your support.
And today an email went out from the McCain campaign. They are looking for your story. How you are Joe the plumber.
That’s why we want to hear from you and share your story with the American public. It’s simple … make an ad telling us why you are “Joe the Plumber” in 30 seconds and we’ll put the best ad on the air as a TV ad.
Share your story of living the American Dream, working hard, or owning a small business to tell America why you’re standing with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Click here today to learn more and submit your video before Friday, October 24th.
Then help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity – tell your friends to visit JohnMcCain.com/Joe to submit their own video and share their story.
(And follow me on twitter too)
Lies, slander, libel, whatever your choice term is, They are false or malicious claims that may harm someones reputation. – Taken from Wiki.
Have you noticed it is more likely to be called slander or a lie if it is against whichever candidate you support?
I think the McCain and Obama camps have both been guilty of this. And complaining about the other one, is like the pot calling the kettle black.
(And please know that is not a racial slur here. If the saying could have been called the kettle orange I would have said it. But it is a very old saying with no malice or prejudice.)
It is not just slander because you don’t like what they are saying or they are denying what is being said. If you do read about these topics you will find there is some truth being purported as lies.
Read fact checking websites. Find reliable sources to back you up. Emphasis on reliable.
If you hear something you feel is questionable, research it yourself, from more than one place. Your source for news cannot be the same place all the time, every time. There is little room for denying that there is a bias on each and every media outlet. The spin is rampant.
All of them.
I personally think as a whole they tend to sway to the left. Except that FOX sways to the right. So there is no big surprise that I watch Fox. But I do watch CNN. I read news on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Factcheck, local newspapers. I look at multiple sources and weigh out the answers.
It is my responsibility and right to make up my own mind. To do that I have to be educated. Not in the school sense, but I have to know what the issues are, read about candidates stances, check out stories as they come to light.
Place a basic litmus test on them and determine validity before you jump to conclusions. You might be surprised at the answers when you seek them.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Just remember that your worldview is different from your neighbors. Each is shaped by so many different facets of life and personal values and beliefs. No matter how much you might try to convince me I am wrong. You won’t. It does not jive with my perception of right and wrong. I understand that about others too. It does not make me happy, but I don’t expect us all to think and believe the same things without controversy. If you choose to just believe and jump on the bandwagon you are just as bad as the lie you choose to perpetuate.
Personally, I think that some of the places they are going with smearing in this campaign are just going too low. And ultimately irrelevant.
Accusing Palin of lying about her baby? How absurd!
Implications and accusations against John McCain as a POW?
Obama and Biden have been subject to criticism that I find unfair and irrelevant as well. I find some of the Obama issues to be more issues with association and credibility. I do believe that you are ultimately who you have out with.
McCain and Palin are not racist, extremists spreading lies and hatred. Each camp thinks they are the ones that should win. Why can’t they focus on what THEY can offer and not bashing what the other guy does? Talk about themselves. I am tired of hearing hate speech all the time. Can’t you share the benefits of your guys plan instead of bashing personally all those who do not agree with you?
McCain is correcting people. There are extremists on both sides. Just take a peek at the DailyKos to see the far left extremists. There are also people who are just ignorant and don’t know any better. Not that there is an excuse for that, but McCain is also not responsible for their lack of knowledge.
I am pretty sure that there are plenty of people booing and yelling nasty stuff about Bush, McCain, and Palin at Obama rallies, but you are not hearing about that. Wonder why that is?
I can’t put my finger on it, but there is something about Obama that I just don’t trust, and that goes beyond just simply disagreeing with his political views.
I wish the corruption in our election process could end and we could simply focus on critical important issues instead of trying to best each other.
Looking forward to the last debate. Let’s hope we all get through with as little mud-slinging as possible.
So last night both Obama and McCain made reference to “letters” they had sent warning of all kinds of things. Well, that is just exciting guys. You sent a letter.
So does that mean that I will be able to say one day,
“I sent a letter to Boxer, Eshoo, and the Finance Committee warning against the Bailout Bill and that it should not be signed and they did it anyway?”
I just want to know if I get to use that in my campaign too.
Just to show that I have a great, smashing sense of humor, I am linking to a few hilarious videos from some of my favorite people, the guys over at JibJab. I loved their videos during the last election. I can’t decide if This Land or Second Term were my favorite! I still enjoy watching them and they crack me up. I love good satire.
I tried a few days ago to post one but could not get it to work, then I found then on youtube.This is the one I was looking for and I just think it is cute. I have found some more that I think are funnier, but this one is the one I was trying to post.
Now granted these are not the ones that I wanted to share but they made me laugh. I am a big, huge fan of High School Musical. I am looking forward to the premiere of HSM 3 later this month. Imagine my surprise to see that they have taken a dance scene from the movie and “jib-jab”ed it. You can even have your choice of presidential candidate!
Here is the McCain/Palin version:
And for the Obama/Clinton crew:
And finally, the one about the campaign.
Hope you at least watch one and then head over to JibJab to see the rest!