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I a proud supporter of Barack Obama. But I know that we can lose this election to John McCain. And me I always thought that if McCain wins that he will be different than Bush. Today I don't think that anymore. His pick for Palin as VP is the most dangerous pick for VP of all time.

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Update: I just saw on CNN and Gov Crist and he just call her a Senator Palin. This is what I'm talking about.

He is 72 years old and had cancer. He could die of old age in office. Or some other reason. This is crazy!

I thought that McCain is not right for America but I did think that McCain had the judgment for the office. But as John Kerry said the other night Senator McCain is very very very different that Candidate McCain.

To pick someone who has less experience than most people living the US is absurd. The right said today that she was qualified for the job because she is tough. Are you kidding me! This is the same people who said that Obama is not ready to lead. Ask yourself one question did McCain said today that she was ready to lead? NO!

I'm scared as a citizen not as a Democrat! If he had pick someone like Romeny or Jundial or anybody else that had REAL EXECTIVE EXPEPRINCES I would have been conformable as a citizen but not as a democrat.

This person has no idea what are McCain plans for Iraq! This person has no idea what is McCain plans on gay marriage! This person has no idea what’s the role of the Vice Presidency! Come on McCain you talk about putting Country first and this is not putting Country first this putting COUNTRY LAST!!!! To win a campaign.

What do you think? Let's fire up our base!!!!!! Yes we can and Yes we will

Originally posted to warnerfeingoldin08 on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:12 PM PDT.


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  •  Sorry, but... (12+ / 0-)

    I was already scared of McCain. Now I'm just... more so.

    My dogs think we're all totally nuts, but how do I explain Daylight Savings Time to them?

    by Shiborg on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:14:13 PM PDT

    •  Likewise: (2+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv, ExpressStreetcar

      I was afraid that McCain had been morphed by the Republican party into another Bush, but now I'm even more sure of it.  But it's not only that.  If he SOMEHOW gets elected, other than the despair of Obama's loss, I would be terrified that McCain could die in office, leaving Palin, a joke of a VP pick and a political tool, in charge of America, and in the middle of all these problems.

      •  McCain's dying in office would be the least... (1+ / 0-)
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        of our problems. I'm worried about the effects of creeping dementia. He could literally go crazy, but slowly enough that no one takes action to deal with it. With McCain's temper, what member of his staff or cabinet would want to approach him to say, "Mr. President, you are not well...."

        And you thought taking your Grampa's keys away was hard!

        My dogs think we're all totally nuts, but how do I explain Daylight Savings Time to them?

        by Shiborg on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:42:21 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Scared? (5+ / 0-)

    That's an understatement.

    I don't ordinarily agree with Paul Begala , but he's scared too.

  •  I don't want to underestimate the (3+ / 0-)
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    RichM, Yosef 52, StrayCat

    voting public, but I keep remembering that Bush was elected twice.  Please, please, please!  He's gotta win!

  •  We've survived eight years of Dubya... (2+ / 0-)
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    nyceve, liberalconservative

    ...we could survive President Palin.

    The whole M.O. of the modern Republican Party has become putting idiot figureheads in charge of things, while shadowy, private interests run the show backstage.

    This is a terrible, kleptocratic form of government. But it does make the person nominally in charge less important.

    This nicely summarizes what's wrong with American political life today. (Source)

    by GreenSooner on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:15:33 PM PDT

  •  I'm not scared (9+ / 0-)

    because we're going to CRUSH them in November.

  •  Scared? No. (2+ / 0-)
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    houyhnhnm, mcronan

    Laughing my ass off at Sarah "No T'anks" Palin. Indeed.

    If at first you don't succeed, your name is not Chuck Todd.

    by Larry Madill on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:19:05 PM PDT

  •  I will be if McCain/Palin gets elected. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ericwmr, ratador

    1st, McCain will start a war w/Russia and Iran.

    Then he'll get a heart attack while popping his 5th Viagra b/c Cindy wants some this year.

    Then...gues who will be leader of the free world?   Yup, a better looking Harriet Miers.

  •  If Obama and Biden play their cards right... (1+ / 0-)
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    Yosef 52

    and keep pounding out their stand on the issues while giving her occasional respectful nods (powerful men against one far less powerful woman means they must be extra careful here), it could be a landslide, folks.   Let's see what happens at the GOP convention...

  •  Resistance is futile (2+ / 0-)
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    st minutia, ratador

    You will have hope.

    "The road goes ever on." JRR Tolkien --- "Ahh! Arrogance and stupidity in the same package, how efficient of you!" J.M.Straczynski

    by Cofcos on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:23:25 PM PDT

  •  Were I cynical.... (0+ / 0-)

    ...I would suggest that the oil sidekick with the vagina (did I mention she has a vagina, disgruntled PUMAS?) was chosen so that the powers that be would have a prop in the unfortunate event that something incapacitated McCain.

    Were I cynical.

  •  Scared yes, but get a grip... (1+ / 0-)
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    Yes, I have been scared of McCain for quite a while.  For reasons well known here.

    But we shouldn't underestimate the Republican machine.  Yes, he (?) picked someone to shake things up, to upstage last night's speech, to energize the base, and maybe pick up a few Hillary PUMAs, the ones who wouldn't have voted for Obama anyway.

    But the last thing we need to do is spew stuff here that the McCain folks can pick out and use against Obama.  Or use to throw at the Hillary supporters that are still uncomfortable, to show... see here, more of that sexist stuff... They don't like women, especially a woman like you.

    From what I can tell .. She is pretty.  She is smart.  She has a neat story.  She appeals to the base.  She is a light weight as far as administrative credentials and totally totally unaware of world affairs.  So we need to chill.  Let the process wind itself out.  

    Think like a parent that sees their teenager want to have a relationship with someone that is not good for her.  The more the parent tries to tell them why, the MORE wonderful that bad person becomes.  

    Let Obama deal with this.  If you have reasonable, truthful criticism, then you can post them here.  But don't post anything that you wouldn't want blasted all over talk radio.  

    As an old Risk Manager, I used to tell my nurses not to write anything in a medical record that they would not want blown up and shown to a jury.  The same thing sounds true to how we talk about Palin.

  •  McCain's Lost It (2+ / 0-)
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    ratador, Alec82

    The presidency ages you very quickly and for someone as old as McCain and with his health problems, he wouldn't even complete a first term. Already, senility has set in. Look who he picked as his VP running mate.

    •  oh noes! (0+ / 0-)

      Your comment could be read as both ageist and sexist! You'll make us look bad on the O'Reilly factor!

      •  Don't Get So Paranoid (1+ / 0-)
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        Please. That's ridiculous. We're not talking about someone who wants to be hired as manager of a local Walmart. McCain's running for president and in this dangerous world to have someone in the Oval office as old as he is with his health problems is a very great risk. Take a good look at all the presidents and what they looked like when they took office and 4 years later. This isn't ageist or even sexist. Political correctness is not the issue either. Our future is at stake and to take on a right-wing VP like Palin who's second in line to take over with all the turmoil in Georgia/Russia, the middle east etc is absolutley assinine. Maybe you'd feel safe with her as president. I wouldn't.

  •  after i stopped laughing, (0+ / 0-)

    i wanted to throw up!

    just think about the what ifs IF the next election is yet again manipulated/stolen.

    move over old u.s.s.r. - we're headed your way into oblivious oblivion!

    the kafkaesque world of american politics is getting even stranger - and while i really want to go bury my head in the sand until it is over, i know that THIS sandstorm will bury us all if mccain/palin get anywhere near 1600 pa ave!

    while not ascribing to any particular organized religion, i can only say "god/allah/jehovah/great spirit/whatEVER might have superior intelligence than us around here" PLEASE HELP US!!!

  •  de ja vu all over again (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, Sleepwalkr

    this is scary because for us Alaskans it's all too familiar.

    I remember having these same discussions about Palin when she was running for Governor in the primary against Frank.  It was absurd, she was completely unqualified, there was no way people would vote for her . . .

    I hope we're right this time, last time was painful to watch unfold . . .

    Think you have all the answers? prove it

    by Snuffleupagus on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:29:48 PM PDT

  •  if McCain dies in office... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...the Governor of Arizona will name his successor, and there will be a special election the next November.

    The way to win is not to move to the right wing; the way to win is to move to the right policy. -- Nameless Soldier

    by N in Seattle on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:47:52 PM PDT

  •  Why? No Repub Pres or Vice Pres Was Ever Going (0+ / 0-)

    to be allowed to touch the controls. That's what the thinktanks and contractors are for.

    It's like George W. Bush, or Ronald Reagan, or the Wizard of Oz.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:48:37 PM PDT

  •  With McSame's age.... (0+ / 0-)

    (I can say that as I'm only 4 years younger and a proud member of the old farts club)and Palin's glaring inexperience I think a lot of Rethugs and Independents that were weak McSame supporters could bolt and vote for Obama - or not vote.
    I think it was a very bad pick (great for us - crappy for McSame.)

    "A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.".... Benjamin Disraeli -8.25 / -5.64

    by carver on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:48:52 PM PDT

    •  I really really really really (0+ / 0-)

      hope you are right.

      In my book, any thinking person, even a half thinking person, will look at her and say HELL NO!

      I can't imagine a single military person wanting her anywhere near the military.

      Alaskan National Guard.  For christ's sake.

      Remember yourself, always and everywhere -G.I. Gurdjieff

      by Particle Noun on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:59:34 PM PDT

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  •  While I don't want to be a concern troll (0+ / 0-)

    I am also terrified.  The thought of her even having the possibility of approaching office is such a ridiculous joke.  It shouldn't even be a serious consideration.

    McCain has demonstrated CRIMINAL judgment in this choice.

    This really now has become a complete and utter battle for our future.  This team cannot, CAN NOT be allowed into the white house.

    Remember yourself, always and everywhere -G.I. Gurdjieff

    by Particle Noun on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:58:36 PM PDT

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