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  1. Las Vegas says

    You know what? How about some Congressional hearings? The Democrats love sticking their noses in things that don’t matter like Baseball but seems to miss the boat on others.

    The first hearing should be on the collapse of Fannie and Freddie. They will need to drag in Clinton cronies Garelick, Rains, and Johnson to explain why they got millions of dollars running the corporation into the ground under the government’s nose.

    For that matter maybe some questions to Mr. Obama as to why he is the second largest beneficiary from Freddie and Fannie of campaign donations while it was being run into the ground.

  2. sexyback says

    LAS VEGAS, I know it is painful to LCRs to stay on topic but please give it a shot. We’re talking here about McCain’s disingenuousness, not Clinton’s or even Obama’s. If you insist on bringing Obama into it, I’d like to know how money from FM&FM has anything to do with McCain having a double standard for Fiorina and not even knowing basic stuff about the woman?

    So far in this campaign young Barack has really run rings around old Johnny. Obama is a great orator, a good debater, pleasant, a quick thinker, polite, clear and on message. McCain is slow-witted, boring, petulant, uninformed, flip-flopping and confused at the best of times. And Palin is a sham.

  3. yoshi says

    @sexyback

    Wow – do you work for the Obama campaign? Obama has shown himself to be a just OK debater, has flipflopped on a number of positions himself, and not always clear (heard him in a townhall the other day – it was kind of painful). He has shown himself that he can run a campaign very well – but so has McCain. McCain also singlehandly changed this campaign by choosing Palin. It may be a sham to you but it was a brilliant move.

    In other words they are both politicians who will lie and cheat to get to office. McCain is just doing it better.

    (not a republican or a democrat)

  4. noah says

    Las Vegas,

    Why not also talk about how McCain’s campaign manager was paid $2 million by Fannie Mae to kiss up to John McCain?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/us/politics/22mccain.html

    “Loan Titans Paid McCain Adviser Nearly $2 Million
    By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and CHARLES DUHIGG
    Published: September 21, 2008

    Senator John McCain’s campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations, current and former officials say….

    Incensed by the advertisements, several current and former executives of the companies came forward to discuss the role that Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s campaign manager and longtime adviser, played in helping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac beat back regulatory challenges when he served as president of their advocacy group, the Homeownership Alliance, formed in the summer of 2000. Some who came forward were Democrats, but Republicans, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed their descriptions.

    “The value that he brought to the relationship was the closeness to Senator McCain and the possibility that Senator McCain was going to run for president again,” said Robert McCarson, a former spokesman for Fannie Mae, who said that while he worked there from 2000 to 2002, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac together paid Mr. Davis’s firm $35,000 a month. Mr. Davis “didn’t really do anything,” Mr. McCarson, a Democrat, said.”

    But as another said, LCR parasites can only robotically parrot programmed lies. Why don’t you find a nice Republican site to with equally pathetic losers?

    No tolerance for Republican scumbags!

  5. peterparker says

    He’s still pulling for those Hillary votes…at the end of the clip he begins to extoll Fiorina’s virtues “part time secretary, rose to be CEO, blah, blah, blah…”. Unfortunately, the women of America are too smart to buy into McCain’s pandering. Most of Hillary’s female supporters are not voting McCain simply because he put a woman on his ticket.

  6. Chester says

    Yoshi, with Palin’s and McCain’s numbers tanking, it’s hard to say her selection was a “brilliant” move. It was obviously merely a political move that risks our country’s future should McCain win and then die in office. Her selection shows that he is morally unfit to be President. No Obama decision is even comparable.

  7. patrick nyc says

    McCain also singlehandly changed this campaign by choosing Palin. It may be a sham to you but it was a brilliant move.

    In other words they are both politicians who will lie and cheat to get to office. McCain is just doing it better.

    (not a republican or a democrat)

    POSTED BY: YOSHI | SEP 22, 2008 1:03:05 PM
    ————————–
    So McDouche Bag is brilliant because he is a better liar? Man you GOP trolls are too much. Doesn’t Rush have a blog for you? Or LCR?

  8. Las Vegas says

    Noah,

    Why don’t you read your own article instead of merely cutting and pasting it. It says he was paid because McCain and more than a few other senators thought that Fannie and Freddie at the time were out fo control and heading for trouble.

    So the Democrats who were running Fannie and Freddie thought it might be a good idea to pay someone to get to John McCain instead. He wasn’t the only one by the way and his resolve to regulate those entities remained strong. So once again fannie and Freddie made a poor investment that we now get to pay on.

    You may not have a tolerance for Republican scumbags but my tolerance to school you and other liberals in learning to actually think about what you say remains quite strong.

  9. CHZ says

    By all accounts, Fiorina was an *awful* CEO of HP. She tied some of the pensions of longtime employees to the market and they were wiped out (which sounds like McCain’s proposals for Social Security) and the quality of products took a nose dive from which it has not yet recovered. They gave her the severance package because they were desperate to get rid of her. And no other business has hired her since because of her horrible record…which is why she is an “adviser” to the McCain campaign. What valuable advice she has to offer is beyond me.

  10. Jason (A) says

    The only reason anyone would say Obama is just an “okay debater” is because he’s actually a very good debater. To clarify, what passes for “debates” in today’s discourse are not actually debates, and he is, admittedly, not the best at them. That’s why I think the decision to go for more “free-flowing” debates (at least on Friday) is a decision that could very well benefit him.

  11. Strepsi says

    The fact that there is even a notable percentage of Republican voters on this blog point to all being lost for America. The rest of the world hates your government — when you re-elected it, the rest of the world is now “over” Americans too. You have no health care, a multi-trillion-dollar debt load, and no basic gay civil rights. And you would vote those criminals in AGAIN? Wow, y’all are gonna reap a whirlwind if you do.

  12. Dback says

    I adore Meredith Viera, and when she’s given the opportunity to show her journalistic chops–honed on “60 Minutes” pre-“The View”–she works ’em. She grilled McCain’s campaign director 2 Fridays ago like a cheese sandwich, and clearly isn’t going to let the Repubs stick to easy soundbites. Good for her.

  13. jimmyboyo says

    Las vegas

    Lies lies lies

    – “…The Democrats love sticking their noses in things that don’t matter like Baseball.”

    LOL repub majority congress did that one

    – Freddie Mae, Fannie Mac were not driven into the ground during Clinton’s yrs. The exact opposite in fact. The driving into the ground happened within the first yrs of Bush’s regime. In Fact it really started getting bad 3 yrs into Bush and repub congress regime. Also managers from both told the NYT that they paid mccain’s campaign guy because of his friendship with mccain (worked his 2000 campaign) and suspected he would work mccains 2004 campaign (is)….that they paid him to influence mcshame to DE-REGULATE them. Which in fact he did. Can you name 1 piece of regulatory bill that mcshame supported in refernce to both these past 8 yrs? 2003 support of Bush’s proposal of a new oversight groups of both doesn’t count since the fine print of the bill shows the so-called new oversight of both would in fact put them under LESS regulation than previously.

    – mcshame VOTED!!!!!!!!!!!! to de-regulate both. You claim “…his resolve to regulate those entities remained strong…” while mcshame’s ACTIONS = see above

  14. jimmyboyo says

    PS

    Mcshame can not/ will not rule out Phil Gramm as treasury secretary in his administration..

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/21/
    mccain-campaign-cantwontr_n_128098.html

    Phil gramm who brought us the Gramm-leach-Biley Act that started this mess by doing away with FDR era Glass Stegal act that regulated banks, mortgage companies, and insurance companies.

    Gramm who has been a de-regulator since 1980’s

  15. Jimmyboyo says

    LV

    You might claim 2005 bill….. Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005…was mcshame trying to regulate both

    fact = opposed by majority of repubs thus killing it since dems were in the minority 2005.

    In fact Mcshame never ever fought for the bill. He only tacked his name on it as 1 of 3 co-sponsors. Chuck Hagel was the sponsor.

    It is easy to support a bill for PR when one doesn’t even fight for it amongst fellow repubs who killed it.

    Little known talked about provision of it

    “…Excludes the Federal Home Loan Banks from certain securities reporting requirements…”

    mcshame’s cosponsoring a bill at regulating both in fact de-regulated both as far as oversight.

    :-)

  16. says

    I guess trolls are so obsessed by Obama they’re unable to comment on the actual post. McCain can’t even handle a simple question about whether huge severance packages are appropriate for CEOs who’ve been fired when their workers get nothing but pink slips. It’s not complicated, but still he ducks it by saying he doesn’t know the details. Not knowing the details seems to be a running problem with McCain, from VP selection to foreign policy to economics.

  17. Leland Frances says

    It’s one thing for the baby cockroaches to crawl onto Towleroad and make excuses/make up things for the Cockroach-in-Chief, but watching His Shamelessness Himself bob and weave is as much an exercise in seeing one eat his own soul before your very eyes as anything else.

    Example: last night on “60 Minutes” when he declared that Palinolithic could ABSOLUTELY step right into the Presidency.

    And PULEEZE bitch slap anyone who personally defends “the surge” to you. It’s no more defensible than someone saying, don’t I get credit for partially rebuilding one wall of your house after I needlessly TORE THE WHOLE THING DOWN?

  18. sexyback says

    YOSHI, you’re not a Dem or a Republican and thus impartial? Gimme a break. I’m in the Green Party and I support Obama, yes, because I would like a President who will take the country in a positive direction and reverse some of the crap the GOP have mired us in. Crap that McCain is all too happy to forget about when it helps him get some votes out.

    Obama has come to the centre on some issues but he has certainly not done the 180s McCain has managed (and a guy his age should watch out or he’ll get a bruise on what’s left of his mature brain). Palin is a sham because she represents all that is bad about American politics – conservative, parochial, uninformed, reactionary spin.

    Although you are probably right about McCain being a better liar – just look at the clip above WHICH IS WHAT THIS F***ING DISCUSSION IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT, not Obama’s debating skills.

  19. Michael says

    Yep, the old maverick is at it again. Sorry, don’t know anything about Carly except that she’s a hard worker and deserved whatever she got – well, except for the money part I think he’s got it right cause she certainly deserved to get fired. If he’s such a maverick, going against “his” party, then why didn’t he go ahead and choose Liberman like he wanted to? Because he’s a good little Repub and does exactly what the party wants him to do – rope in the rightwingers by picking someone that is so far to the right that they make Cheany look like a liberal. Guess intergity isn’t nearly as important as trying to win at all costs. Looks as if the straight talk express took a wrong turn somewhere along the way. I can’t seem to figure out if McCain is running for his party or from his party? He’s taking their money so I guess he’s running with them.

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