Friday, October 31, 2008

A great article about DISTRACTIONS

Full article and source click link - EbonyJet

when you can't run on the issues, bring on the lies
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
By DeAngelo Starnes
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Sarah Palin has transformed herself from clueless candidate to McCain’s attack dog. Here in Colorado, she made a statement that Obama’s been “palling around with terrorists.” She’s talking, of course, about William Ayers, the University of Chicago professor and elementary education advocate who, in 1969, co-founded the Weather Underground, a radical group formed to protest U.S. policies through disruption of government-sanctioned events and the bombing of government property. After spending a decade on the run, Ayers turned himself in. Charges against the group were later dropped because of misconduct on the part of investigators.

Even though Obama’s relationship with Ayers is marginal, the McCain-Palin campaign continues to claim Obama is a close friend of William Ayers. Did you even know who William Ayers was? Do you know that Obama was in elementary school when the Weather Underground was in its heyday? But Obama allegedly is palling around with Ayers. Last I checked, he was busy criss-crossing the country trying to win the Presidency.

Of course, he’s not palling with any terrorists. It’s an incendiary comment that’s borderline slanderous. Palin is knowingly making untrue statements. And she made the comment to the audience with whom it would resonate: Joe Six-Pack.

Now, she’s trying to resurrect Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright. Old news, But again something that will resonate with Joe and Jane Six-Pack.

What do you do when you’re desperate and losing? Distract and exaggerate. A lie ain’t going to hurt unless you’re in front. And that’s what we’re seeing with the McCain-Palin campaign.

It’s the Lee Atwater/Karl Rove campaign-by-distraction tactic. It works with simple-minded voters; Voters who don’t study issues. Voters who vote based on buzzwords. Voters who look for an excuse not to vote for a Black man.

McCain Was Strong Supporter Of Group Accused Of Terrorist Activities

John McCain has always had a problem with the truth. He is really fortunate that Obama ran a campaign of a higher standard because there are more skeletons in McCain's closet through the years than in Obamas.

Meanwhile so many of McCain's followers rarely take a peek into his background or Palin's. They are too busy trying to nitpick Barack and Biden

I do hope voters will finally put a nail in the coffin of a campaign of distractions. Maybe then both Palin and McCain will strive to live a more honorable life.
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Cavuto calls out John McCain on his lack of economic convictions

John McCain has been a complete hypocrite when it comes to the economy. It is clear he has no clue. Maybe that is why he is running a smear a day. Trying to distract the voters.

McCain-Palin Supporter Starts Backlash Over Obama Anti-Muslim Poster (VIDEO)

Christians need to stand up to bigotry and hypocrisy not be part of it.
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We're Voting for Obama because he shows good judgement

Palin tries to rile up hate against Obama for the things she does herself

By the way - Sarah Palin where are your medical records

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We know a military supporter when we see one - GET OUT THE VOTE

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barack Obama Supporters on the Internet

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Conservatives for Change on Myspace

Nurses for Obama

Doctors for Obama

Librarians for Obama
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Anyway, just wanted to share a very small sample of the wide arrange of supporters Barack Obama has earned by running an inclusive campaign with respect for people from all backgrounds

Ashley Todd, McCain Attack Scammer, Reaches Deal With Police

What this lady did was not only reckless but dangerous. She knew what she was doing and she knew the implications.

In my eyes - she got off too easy.
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AP: Palin's Alaska Spreads The Wealth

Hypocrite - though name is Sarah Palin

It takes a bit of craziness to get up there everyday harping on Spreading the Wealth when you are doing the same.

Sarah you lack integrity. In your zeal to rile up the base you speak out of both sides of your mouth. The facts are against you
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CNN shoots down another of McCain's innuendos


The Facts: Rashid Khalidi is Arab studies professor at Columbia University in New York.

His university profile says he specializes "in the history of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt; the growth of nation-state; nationalism in the Arab World; problems of modern Middle East historiography" and is an expert on Palestinian issues.

He has authored scholarly works on Palestinian issues, has been an activist for Palestinian causes, and has been a critic of U.S. foreign policy toward Israel.

In a 2004 Washington Times story, he denied ever being a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Sen. Obama, on his Web site, described Khalidi as "a former neighbor and university colleague." But their relationship has sparked questions about Obama's stance on Israel and what Obama calls "ugly insinuations." Obama has said he has been a "clear and consistent" supporter of Israel and doesn't share Khalidi's views.

ABC News on May 22 aired comments Obama made at a Boca Raton, Florida, synagogue, where Obama faced questions from Jewish voters and addressed the issue. He said he knew Khalidi and had conversations with him in Chicago, where both men taught at the University of Chicago. And, he said, their children went to the same school.

"He is not one of my advisers; he's not one of my foreign policy people," Obama said. "He is a respected scholar, although he vehemently disagrees with a lot of Israel's policy."

"To pluck out one person who I know and who I've had a conversation with who has very different views than 900 of my friends and then to suggest that somehow that shows that maybe I'm not sufficiently pro-Israel, I think, is a very problematic stand to take," Obama said. "So we gotta be careful about guilt by association."

An April 10 Los Angeles Times story that explored the Khalidi-Obama relationship said Khalidi and his wife lived near the Obamas in Chicago and "the families became friends and dinner companions."

"In 2000, the Khalidis held a fund-raiser for Obama's unsuccessful congressional bid. The next year, a social service group whose board was headed by Mona Khalidi (Khalidi's wife), received a $40,000 grant from a local charity, the Woods Fund of Chicago, when Obama served on the fund's board of directors. At Khalidi's going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian-American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat," the Times reported.

When asked about these details, the Obama campaign pointed to the May 22 comments aired by ABC News. Khalidi, asked by CNN to respond to Palin's assertions, declined to comment.

In a New York Daily News story published March 6, 2007, Khalidi said he hosted the fund-raiser because he had been friends with Obama in Chicago. "He never came to us and said he would do anything in terms of Palestinians," Khalidi is quoted as saying.

The Los Angeles Times report said, "though Khalidi has seen little of Sen. Obama in recent years, Michelle Obama attended a party several months ago celebrating the marriage of the Khalidis' daughter."

The Verdict: Misleading. While Khalidi eight years ago hosted a political fund-raiser for Obama, the two men strongly disagree over the Israeli-Palestinian issue and there's no evidence of a continuing political relationship.

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Dear Senator McCain and Governor Palin,

Time and again in America, people of all races and backgrounds have overcome division and fear, and come together to uplift the country and create a more equal and just society. It's part of what makes this country great.

With an African-American nominee running on a major party ticket and a woman on the Republican ticket for the first time in history, this campaign has seen Americans--men and women of all races--inspired to continue that great tradition, coming together to bridge the gaps that history has set between us in service of our national progress.

But let us be clear: while we have made great strides in this country when it comes to racial equality, we are not finished. Now, more than ever, we need leadership that understands that we live in complex times where too many are quick to judge another by the complexion of their skin or the sound of their name.

In the last few weeks, Senator McCain and Governor Palin, rhetoric at your campaign events has taken an increasingly dangerous tone that seems to ignore the precarious state of our progress when it comes to race and ethnicity.

Supporters at your rallies and other events have used hateful language and called for violence against Sen. Obama yelling "kill him!" "off with his head!" and "bomb Obama."

For the most part, you have stood by in silence. In addition, you have also repeatedly made statements that somehow connect Senator Obama with terrorism. Your surrogates have emphasized his middle name. This is problematic and dangerous, and we believe helps create the conditions that have given rise to these incidents of violent rhetoric from some of your supporters.

Today, we're standing together as Americans of all political persuasions to express our deep concern that the decisions of your campaign are contributing to a dangerous atmosphere of paranoia, division, and hate that, as we have already seen, has the potential to seriously harm our country and its progress.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

In these trying times, candidates seeking the highest offices in the land must call on the best in each of us, and call off the worst.

We urge you to join people of conscience from all races and backgrounds to reject the politics of division and fear, and come together to uplift the country and create a more equal and just society.

-- The undersigned --

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Question for the Day

Why hasn't Sarah Palin's medical records been released?

i have problems

i have a problem
when politicians want you to turn on your neighbors
i have a problem
when people paint others as unpatriotic
because of differences of opinion
i have a problem
when fellow christians
decide that they
can decide who is christian and who is not
based on a vote
i have problems.
i look for solutions
for me that leads me
to vote for obama

A Republican on the John McCain Campaign

"I just don't see how [McCain] can win," Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays told the Yale Daily News earlier this week. "He has lost his brand as a maverick; he did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign." Shays, who in 2006 became the only Republican congressman from New England, perennially finds himself in a heated re-election race

What is John McCain thinking?

We have military fighting battles in two countries, our economy is in shambles, our country is divided and McCain instead of speaking solutions consistently just throws out ridiculous innuendo

Vote for Barack Obama - he appeals to the best in us, not the worst

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Lies Keep Coming

It is sad to see people who want to win an election based sole on providing lies and negativity. They know what they are saying aren't true but they will try to scare up votes any way they can. To me it is disgusting.


A License to Kill
October 28, 2008
A new anti-Obama group runs a bunk-filled ad implying he'd give a driver's license to Mohammed Atta.
An upstart group calling itself the "National Republican Trust PAC" mixes a pile of false claims and the image of 9/11 mastermind Mohammed Atta to create one of the sleaziest false TV ads of the campaign.

The spot falsely claims Obama has a "plan" to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. In fact, Obama has said quite specifically, "I am not proposing that that's what we do."

The ad implies such licenses would enable terrorist attacks. In fact, Atta wouldn't have needed one to carry out his attacks.
It claims that Obama's health care plan will apply to illegal immigrants. But Obama has stated quite clearly that his plan "does not" cover illegal immigrants.
The ad falsely claims that Obama's plan "gives illegals Social Security benefits," which is also flatly untrue.

Despite its name, the National Republican Trust has no formal connection to the Republican Party. It is an independent group with ties to the conservative Web site Newsmax. It sprang into being barely a month ago and has reported spending more than $900,000 to attack Obama through e-mail messages and, now, TV ads.

Its TV spot first showed up on the air in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 26, and it has also received considerable circulation on the Web. It attempts to link Sen. Barack Obama to the 9/11 hijackers. The link? A spurious claim that Obama plans to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. NRT PAC, which is headed by a former writer for the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Insight magazine, says it plans to air the ad in other swing states.

Update, Oct. 29: Newsmax distributed a new NRT PAC fundraising e-mail today in which NRT boasts of having now raised "over $3 million." A postscript states that the group's ads are now running "in 5 battleground states."

Why I Support Barack Obama

I always appreciate a well written and well thought out endorsement.

This is one.
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Quote for the Day

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain."—Alaska Daily News

CNN Rejected Obama Half Hour Ad

I contributed money for advertisement and that is what this is. People are being bombarded with robocalls and ridiculous mailings. I am glad he can present himself.

Again money is usually contributed for the campaign to get their message out. That is what it is doing.

As far as Elisabeth. Anything Obama she whines and rants against. She had no problem with the thousand dollar purse they bought for Palin's daughter with contributed funds but she is whining about this. I just don't see the logic. Elisabeth had no problem with money being spent on smearing robocalls.
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New Mexico GOP Sued For Voter Intimidation

To me these are more legitimate problems than worrying about Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse showing up to vote.

There will be far more voter suppression than voter fraud
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Quake in remote Pakistan border region kills 170

The loss of life no matter where it is in the world is sad. I pray that some meaningful aid will arrive.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


McCain get control of your campaign and stop allowing these nasty, destructive, divisive tactics to run rampant. You are running a campaign built on misinformation not plans.

According to KDKA news director John Verrilli, it was Pennsylvania McCain spokesman Peter Feldman, in the absence of any confirmed facts, who told the media that the mugger saw a McCain bumper sticker on Ashley Todd's car, and that the B stood for Barack. Mr. Feldman fed the same story to a WPXI-TV reporter, even though the assistant chief of the Pittsburgh police department's investigative division later said, "We suspected [her story] was false from the beginning."

Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the national McCain campaign, claimed that the KDKA and WPXI stories were the product of "sloppy reporting," that the incendiary quotes -- despite on-the-record statements about their source by both stations -- didn't come from Peter Feldman, but rather from the police. Even if you believe that Peter Feldman was just repeating what he had heard from the police, it is nevertheless arguable, as Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said, that Mr. Feldman's actions showed "not just a willingness to believe it, but an eagerness to incite a ...racial backlash against the Obama campaign."

On Saturday night, the same Peter Feldman told the Associated Press that McCain "rejects politics that degrade our civics." He said this not to deny his role in the Ashley Todd story, but to try to distance the McCain campaign from an email sent to 75,000 Jewish Pennsylvanians by the "Republican Federal Committee of PA -- Victory 2008" warning "Fellow Jewish Voters" that an Obama victory would risk a second Holocaust:

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Ted Stevens found GUILTY!

Via New York Times

Alaska Senator Is Convicted of Ethics Breach in Gift Scheme
Published: October 28, 2008
Senator Ted Stevens, the Senate’s longest-serving Republican, was found guilty of violating ethics laws for failing to report gifts and services that he was given by friends.

Move Over, Willie Horton

It is disgusting what some in the McCain campaign did in trying to push this clearly racist hoax. People want to talk about values. What kind of values try to divide people upon racial lines. What kind of values insists on spending 90% of their speaking time on attacks and division.

They are fear mongers.
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To think that so many were quick to believe this ididot

burns me up. You have a bunch of nuts just posting crap and people are lapping it up just because they want to believe the worst. This man had no evidence but how many people repeated his rumors and innuendos. How many Christians used no discernment in their witchhunt.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The myth of the 'liberal' media: A primer for my fellow Christians

You have given voice to a lot of aching I've had recently in my soul.

I was speaking to my friend (who actually brought me to Christ) and I told her that I truly feel that what prevents more people from coming to Christ are the Christians themselves.
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Palin: Obama's Tax Plans Could Mean Nightmare Communist State

I am finding the rhetoric that Palin uses more offensive by the day.

Does she think throwing out a bunch of words will make people forget how unqualified she is? It may work for some but if anyone take a moment to think about her and research her and her "qualifications" they will see she is lacking. Full of fears and smears but not containing much of anything else
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Quote for this Moment

"It's innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat," he said in his own PEOPLE interview. "I'm not saying I'm right or wrong, but that's what I am. My wife and I and our family will do everything we can to support Obama. I like his ideas, I like his energy, and I like the statement he would make for our country to the world." - TIM MCGRAW

The saddest part if the story is the lack of research some news outlet did

AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids

Clearly she was not vetted nor research. Again and again her accomplishments have come down to overblown hype.

The Bridge to Nowhere

Fighting against Big Oil


She is unqualified
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Factchecking Rightchange's false ad....


A 62 Percent Tax Rate?

In one of its ads, titled "Angry?," Right Change says that "Obama will tax Wall Street firms ... at 35 percent, while many small businesses pay 62 percent."

An outrage, right? The Tax Foundation's Gerald Prante sure thinks so – about the ad's claim, that is. He wrote a blistering critique of the ad, saying, "This is so ridiculous that I'm almost at a loss for words." Prante went on to question's general knowledge of how taxes work, saying: "The people behind this ad are either downright deceitful or too stupid to understand [marginal tax rates]; and given what else they are putting out ... I don't know which it is."

The Tax Foundation, by the way, has a pro-business leaning.

What has Prante so upset? Well, first, the 62 percent number is just plain wrong. No business – of any size whatsoever – would get hit with such a rate. And "many small businesses" wouldn't face a rate anywhere close to that. Most, in fact, wouldn't see their taxes go up at all. The ad compares taxes for corporations and small businesses based on the assumption that some small-business owners file their taxes as individuals, not corporations. But the overwhelming majority of small-business owners that do so wouldn't face a tax increase under Obama's plan, because it proposes no tax hikes for anyone earning less than $200,000 a year, or $250,000 for married couples.

Plus, the ad's claim that small businesses would "keep only 38 cents of every dollar" shows a fundamental lack of understanding of how people are taxed in this country. That claim is doubly wrong: The figure is false, and, even if it were correct, the "every dollar" charge is nonsense.

Let's look at where that 62 percent figure comes from. It appeared in an op-ed, which ran in the Wall Street Journal, by Stanford economist Michael Boskin, the former chairman of President George H.W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. Boskin was talking about what would happen to the top marginal income tax rate of 35 percent under Obama. (Obama says he'll raise that to the pre-Bush-tax-cut level of 39.6 percent.)

Here's the deal on that top marginal rate: In 2008, it will affect those with taxable income (in other words, net income after deductions) of more than $357,700. (For 2009 income, the cut off will be $372,950.) About 1 percent of what could generously be considered small-business owners who file taxes as individuals would be in this tax bracket, according to the Tax Policy Center. The top marginal rate is only applied to money earned above that level. So, if an individual has taxable income of $367,700 in 2008, for instance, $10,000 would be taxed at 35 percent. The rest of that person's income is taxed at lower rates.

In order to come up with his inflated figure, Boskin starts with the 39.6 percent top federal marginal income rate Obama has proposed. He then adds California's top marginal rate of 10.3 percent, a rate that is now only applied to those who earn more than $1 million a year, and is the highest of all state income taxes in the U.S. When Boskin's op-ed ran in late July, the state Legislature was debating a controversial hike in some taxes, which would have put a 10 percent rate on taxable income over $321,000, but that proposal failed. If wanted to make a truthful ad, it would need to say that its inflated tax rate applies to millionaires living in California – not "many small businesses."

Friday, October 24, 2008

How low can it go?....

I keep thinking the craziest can't get any worst but then...

Ex-Bush Aide endorses Obama

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Ron Howard (and others) speak...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Get the Facts - CNN Edition

Fact check: Would Obama hike taxes on small businesses that employ 16 million?

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The Facts: McCain's criticism appears primarily aimed at Obama's personal income tax proposals — which he says would give tax cuts or leave taxes the same for individuals who make less than $200,000 or families that earn less than $250,000 — but increase them on people making more. Roughly 85 percent of small businesses are taxed at the owner's personal income tax rate, according to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Most of those businesses earn less than $250,000 a year.

The McCain campaign uses figures from a National Federation of Independent Business survey to back up its claim. The survey says 12 percent of business owners who employ between one and nine people earn more than $200,000 a year — as do 27 percent of those who employ 10-19 people and 50 percent of those who employ between 20 and 250 workers. Obama says $200,000 is the lowest income level at which an individual would see a tax increase under his plan.

But in assuming all of those business owners would see an increase, the McCain campaign appears to suppose that all of the business owners making between $200,000 and $250,000 would file their taxes individually, not jointly with a spouse or other family member. And roughly 15 percent of small businesses aren't taxed based on the owner's personal income rate, as the Journal notes. Based on those facts, it's impossible to know exactly how many of those business owners would see a tax hike — but it surely would not be 100 percent.

The McCain campaign uses census figures to estimate how many people work for the businesses it says would be impacted — an effort McCain spokesman Brian Rogers acknowledges is "admittedly a rough estimate." The NFIB says the number of jobs small businesses create is "impossible to calculate," in part because some people only work at small businesses part-time while holding down full time jobs with a bigger employer.

The Verdict: False. McCain uses an overly broad interpretation of the NFIB survey's figures — applying Obama's tax plan to those figures in a way that is highly unlikely to match reality

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Never forget - Iraq Casualities

Chicago Republican Objects To McCain's Attack Ads

I truly believe more politicians should speak out against McCain's tactics. Forget party think about the country and say not to this division tactic McCain insists on doing.

McCain is behaving like a person who is morally bankrupt
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fact Check - via CNN

Fact check: Was McCain once against Bush tax cuts?

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The Facts: On May 26, 2001, speaking on the Senate floor, McCain said, "I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us, at the expense of middle-class Americans who most need tax relief."

McCain was one of only two Republicans to vote against President Bush's $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut. Two years later, in May, 2003, McCain was just one of three Republicans to vote against additional Bush tax cuts because, he said, the cost of the Iraq war was not yet known. He later told a Wall Street Journal reporter that he opposed the 2003 tax cut because it was "too tilted to the wealthy."

Then, on May 11, 2006, McCain sided with the president by voting for an extension of the tax cuts. On NBC's "Meet the Press," he said the reason for the change was that "the economy had adjusted — the tax cuts were there." He went on to say that voting against the extension would have been "tantamount to a tax increase."

In recent months, along the campaign trail, McCain has repeatedly said he supports making Bush's tax cuts permanent rather than have them run out when the law expires in 2010.

The Verdict: True. As Obama states, McCain did say he could not support President Bush's tax cuts in 2001, saying it was because they went to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. He later supported extending them, saying the economy made them feasible at that later time.

Sarah Palin Backed Shipping Natural Gas To Japan

Found this interesting article via CBSNEWS, please click link for article in its entirety

(AP) On the campaign trail, Sarah Palin says repeatedly that America must tap its own natural gas and oil reserves to become energy-independent.

But the Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate has pushed the federal government to allow a liquefied natural gas plant to continue exporting to Asia - the only such plant in the United States that sends the product overseas.

"When we talk about energy, we have to consider the need to do all that we can to allow this nation to become energy-independent," Palin said earlier this month during the vice presidential debate.

"It's a nonsensical position that we are in when we have domestic supplies of energy all over this great land. And East Coast politicians who don't allow energy-producing states like Alaska to produce these, to tap into them, and instead we're relying on foreign countries to produce for us."

This summer, Palin cheered the Energy Department for extending an export license for the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas facility. The license allowed the Alaska plant to continue shipping its products to Asia through 2011.

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Fact Check: Did Obama only serve 300 days in the Senate before he became a candidate?

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Palin was referring to Obama's career in the U.S. Senate. Maria Comella, Palin's spokeswoman, told CNN that from the time Obama was sworn in on January 3, 2005, to the announcement of his exploratory committee on January 16, 2007, the Senate was in session 304 days. The secretary of the U.S. Senate told CNN the numbers are correct.

But lawmakers also work when the Senate is not in session. Obama served 743 days in the Senate from his swearing in to the announcement of his exploratory committee, the first official step when considering a run for the presidency. He served 768 days from the start of his career in the Senate to February 10, 2007, when he formally announced his candidacy for president. Palin served as governor of Alaska for 634 days before Republican nominee Sen. John McCain named her as his running mate.

The Verdict: Misleading. Palin failed to give credit for Obama's work on days when the Senate was not meeting

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Came across this song - LOVE IT

Wisconsin GOP Official Denounces McCain Robocalls, Endorses Obama

Wow, oh Wow, I couldn't agree mmore

"All of us should be extremely wary of the half truths and outright untruths that have been spread by the recent negative campaigning and shameful automated phone calls," said Barbara Lorman of Fort Atkinson. "While my admiration for Senator Obama has grown with his positive approach to addressing the challenges facing our nation, my disappointment with the McCain campaigned has deepened. The negative tactics are inappropriate, downright dishonorable and have no place in the State of Wisconsin."
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After the Townhall Debate

Both women, as well as the third audience member, were especially emphatic about their feelings on the two men’s performance after the debate. All three said that Mr. McCain shook hands with several audience members and then left fairly quickly. Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, stuck around to shake far more hands, pose for pictures, sign autographs, and answer more questions, including from people who had been on stage but did not get a chance to ask their questions. Only when Secret Service agents told them it was time to go did the couple leave (upon which they headed for a post-debate fundraiser at Al and Tipper Gore’s house nearby).

“McCain leaving right afterward was pretty shocking to me – even some of the big McCain fans among us were really surprised he did that,” Ms. Jackson said. “I thought the Obamas came off like real people much more in the end.”

Ms. Trella added: for, “I was very impressed that the Obamas stayed til the very end, shook everyone’s hand, and just seemed very accessible. I think they won some people over by just sticking around and seeming happy to talk more.”

Both Maine GOP Senators Tell McCain: Stop Robocalling Here

Sadly I doubt McCain would ever see the errors of his ways.

Meanwhile Cindy blindly complains whenever anyone does what her husband and his campaign does on a daily basis.

Voting for Obama/Biden for a truly UNITED, United States of America
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Monday, October 20, 2008

A Widget I copied from another blog

Obama Leaving Campaign Trail To Be With His Sick Grandmother

Sending prayers to Obama, his grandmother and their family.

Let's keep it positive
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CBS' Schieffer: Powell "Saying Aloud What A Lot Of Republicans...Saying Privately"

I think - hope that more Republicans will put Party aside and truly put Country First.

The Palin/McCain ticket is a disaster and our country deserves better
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McCain Employing GOP Operative Accused Of Voter Registration Fraud

Bears repeating:

John McCain's campaign has directed $175,000 to the firm of a Republican operative accused of massive voter registration fraud in several states

At this point I do not see one thing that McCain has thrown at Obama that he himself is not also guilty of. Unfortunately there seems to be no reporting on his "associations", ACORN relationships, etc.
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Powell Honors Fallen Muslim American Soldier

I thought it was a class move on Colin Powell's part.

Too often America needs to be reminded that not on Christians put on the military uniform but also - Muslims, Jews, Atheist, Buddhists, etc.

Part of what makes America great is that anyone can make a home here. We have to stop deciding to use certain groups as scapegoats.
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Thought it was Time for a Change

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Obama Gets Mixed Reception During Visit To North Carolina Diner

You would think that after leaving a "church service" this lady would have other things on her mind.

Again, as a Christian myself I believe that we don't need to worry about others giving our religion a black eye. Lately, we seem to be dong a fine job of that ourselves. The worst thing is when we don't stand up against it because it is "one of our own"
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GOP Voter Registration Fraud Case Leads To Arrest

I heard about this last night but I couldn't find the detail.

I do not think it is a certain party thing when it comes to registration fraud. As with any company you will find a few (a very few) who want to pad their hours and pad their results.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

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An Open Letter to Joe the Plumber from Don the Factory Worker

Two of the paragraphs summed it up completely

With that said, I was more than a little surprised by the comments you later made to the media. I watched the video, Joe, and I think any sane person would agree that Barack Obama tried his best to give you a straightforward, honest answer to your question. In other words, he didn't "tap-dance" around the issue at all. I can only believe that you had your mind made up to try to fluster him; and when it didn't work, you went ahead and pretended that it did. That, Joe, is a typical Republican strategy; and I'd like to think that you're better than that.


As for questioning the candidates, shouldn't you really be asking John McCain why he thinks he WON'T have to raise any taxes if he's elected? That promise is as ridiculous as his recent statement about knowing how to get Bin Laden. Think about it: Bush is leaving us flat-ass broke, and we still need to buy body armor for our soldiers and pave roads and build schools and take care of the elderly (and yes, Social Security was a great idea until the politicians started borrowing from it, but then maybe that was easier than raising taxes on a bunch of crybabies) and on and on. Unless we borrow more from China, that money will have to come from taxes. Even a fool can see through that bullshit
About John McCain
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News Blurb of the day

From the Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 13, 2008

Sarah Palin's reaction to the Legislature's Troopergate report is an embarrassment to Alaskans and the nation.

She claims the report "vindicates" her. She said that the investigation found "no unlawful or unethical activity on my part."

Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.

Page 8, Finding Number One of the report says: "I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act."

In plain English, she did something "unlawful." She broke the state ethics law.

Perhaps Gov. Palin has been too busy to actually read the Troopergate report. Perhaps she is relying on briefings from McCain campaign spinmeisters.

That's the charitable interpretation.

Recently found out about this series and loving it

Reason to vote for Barack Obama #20

Obama Launches Own 'Joe The Plumber' Robocall

I'm glad that he kept it on the issues and didn't use it to just push across slander and negativity.

Joining Colin Powell and voting for Barack Obama.
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Saturday, October 18, 2008


Racist Ohio resident, Mike Lunsford, hangs an Obama effigy from a noose in a tree.

"My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whinning about for years.” - Kurt Cobain

Great article via Reuters about Corporations NOT paying taxes

complete article at Reuters

Study says most corporations pay no U.S. income taxes

Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:54pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most U.S. and foreign corporations doing business in the United States avoid paying any federal income taxes, despite trillions of dollars worth of sales, a government study released on Tuesday said.

The Government Accountability Office said 72 percent of all foreign corporations and about 57 percent of U.S. companies doing business in the United States paid no federal income taxes for at least one year between 1998 and 2005.

More than half of foreign companies and about 42 percent of U.S. companies paid no U.S. income taxes for two or more years in that period, the report said.

McCain Hires <em>Another</em> GOP Operative He Accused Of Sliming Him In 2000 South Carolina Primary

Just more proof (as if we needed any) that McCain plans on continuing throwing dirt and stinking up the joint.

McCain is a man with NO Principle
About John McCain
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Kathleen Parker on the Colbert Report

Yes there are lots of military supporting Obama

McCain draws bipartisan criticism for 'robo calls'

I am glad people are taking the time to speak up. It is the right thing to do. I hope more will speak out against these destructive tactics and robocalls
About John McCain
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A Timely Quote

The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. For example, the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war, is now a point of pride for all Americans. We must never go back. There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country.” - Ronald Reagan

Before this year I never heard of the AIP

Friday, October 17, 2008

You tell them Joe!

Another Day, Another Widget

McCain Using Same Robocall Firm That Helped Smear Him In 2000

It is disappointing that repeatedly McCain has adopted the same tactics he once blasted.

This is just another example in a very long line of instances.
About John McCain
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A Necessary Quote for the Day

"It doesn't matter where you live, we all love this country, and I hope it gets through. We all love this country," he said. "We are one nation, under God, indivisible. We are all patriotic. We all love our country in every part of this nation! And I'm tired. I am tired, tired, tired, tired of the implications about patriotism." - Joe Biden

A timely PSA

Hayden has something to say

See more Hayden Panettiere videos at Funny or Die

Go Obama!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Adler Planetarium issued a statement about McCain's misleading debate comments

It is sad they even had to do this. McCain knew he wasn't being above board with his comments. The statement can be found here

Last night, during the presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, Senator John McCain
made the following statement:
McCain: “While we were working to eliminate these pork barrel earmarks he (Senator
Obama) voted for nearly $1 billion in pork barrel earmark projects. Including $3 million for
an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. My friends, do we need to spend
that kind of money?”
To clarify, the Adler Planetarium requested federal support – which was not funded – to
replace the projector in its historic Sky Theater, the first planetarium theater in the
Western Hemisphere. The Adler’s Zeiss Mark VI projector – not an overhead projector – is
the instrument that re-creates the night sky in a dome theater, the quintessential
planetarium experience. The Adler’s projector is nearly 40 years old and is no longer
supported with parts or service by the manufacturer. It is only the second planetarium
projector in the Adler’s 78 years of operation.
Science literacy is an urgent issue in the United States. To remain competitive and ensure
national security, it is vital that we educate and inspire the next generation of explorers to
pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Senator McCain’s statements about the Adler Planetarium’s request for federal support do
not accurately reflect the museum's legislative history or relationship with Senator Obama.
The Adler has approached the Illinois Congressional delegation the last few years for federal
assistance with various initiatives. These have included museum exhibitions, equipment and
educational programs we offer to area schools, including the Chicago Public Schools.
We have made requests to Senators Durbin and Obama, as well as to 6 area Congressmen
from both political parties. We are grateful that all of the Members we have approached,
including Senator Obama, have deemed our activities worthy of their support, and have
made appropriations requests on our behalf, as they have for many worthy Illinois nonprofit
As a result of the hard work of our bipartisan congressional delegation, the Adler has been
fortunate to receive a few federal appropriations the past couple of years.
However, the Adler has never received an earmark as a result of Senator Obama's efforts.
This is clearly evidenced by recent transparency laws implemented by the Congress, which
have resulted in the names of all requesting Members being listed next to every earmark in
the reports that accompany appropriations bills.
October 8, 2008

Press Release: Blue Star Families for Obama

Press Release
Angie Morgan ~ Communications Director, Blue Star Families for Obama

Blue Star Families Launch Video: Why We are Pro-Military, Pro-Obama

Blue Star Families for Obama launched a video today that articulates why Senator Barack Obama can count on military families for their votes on November 4th.

The video features eight military spouses who share their reasons for voting for Sen. Obama over Sen. McCain.

One Blue Star family member shares: McCain claims to work for us. His actions don't always agree. He campaigned against the new GI Bill, Voted against troop safety equipment, against vets health care, has a 20 percent rating from the Disabled American Vets.

Another Blue Star adds: Barack Obama shows he understands today's military. Obama will help reservists and military families, and he's frontlined mental health care, co-sponsored the GI Bill.

As Cindy McCain and Governor Sarah Palin leverage their Blue Star status to parlay votes for Senator John McCain, BSF4O has been actively educating and informing the military community on why Sen. Obama is the right presidential candidate and would make the best Commander in Chief for our country.

BSF4O is a grassroots organization created by Army and Marine spouses who have a Pro-Military, Pro-Obama message. As a membership organization, BSF4O communicates with thousands of military family members through outreach programs and is active in 24 states.

Never before has the military family community shown their overwhelming support for the Democratic candidate. BSF4O are inspired and impressed by Sen. Obama's voting record and support of Veterans and the military family community. They also believe that Sen. Obama projects the most attractive American values across our country and our globe.

For more information on BSF4O, visit

Wave Of McCain Robocalls Reported, Some May Violate State Law

Every day a new low from the McCain campaign and those related to him. Is he going to ever speak out against it? Of course not he knows he benefits from these tactics
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Obama's Newspaper Endorsements per Editor&Publisher

28 Newspapers total
2,758,429 combined daily circulation

*Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek) (K): 183,086
The Fresno Bee (K): 150,334
The Monterey County Herald (K): 28,933
The (Stockton) Record (B): 57,486
The Sacramento Bee (K): 288,755
San Bernardino Sun (B): 54,315
San Jose Mercury News (K): 234,772
Santa Cruz Sentinel (K): 23,290
*[NOTE: Other BANG-EB papers will be added tomorrow]

Gunnison Country Times (N/A): 4,000

Honolulu Star-Bulletin (K): 64,305

The Storm Lake Times (K): 3,200

The Standard-Times (New Bedford) (K): 30,306

The Muskegon Chronicle (K): 41,114

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (K): 255,057

Santa Fe New Mexican (K): 25,249

Asheville Citizen-Times (K): 50,160


The (Toledo) Blade (K): 119,901
Dayton Daily News (K): 116,690
The (Canton) Repository (B): 65,789
Springfield News-Sun (K): 24,684

The Express-Times (Easton) (B): 44,561
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (K): 214,374

The (Nashville) Tennessean (K): 161,131

Falls Church News-Press (K): 30,500

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (K): 129,563
The Seattle Times (K): 220,883

The Charleston Gazette (K): 48,061

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (B): 87,930

source: EditorandPublisher

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Fact of the Day

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters in the United States in 2007 was $47,350.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Next president confronts staggering to-do list -

The candidate who wins the White House on Nov. 4 will face the most calamitous economy for any new president since Franklin Roosevelt took over amid the Depression in 1933. He'll assume command of the biggest wartime deployment of U.S. troops since Richard Nixon was sworn in during the Vietnam War in 1969.

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Florida's Republican Gov Crist: GOP exaggerating voter fraud

Florida's governor says his fellow Republicans may be exaggerating claims of voter fraud. Crist said in the closing days of any campaign "there are some who sort of enjoy chaos." There may be more of that going on than fraud, he said.

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McCain took illegal contributions from AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon offered John McCain free cell towers at one of his 12 homes. Why? Because McCain was running for president. They admit this. Corporations aren't allowed under the law to give free donations to presidential candidates. It's illegal. Highly illegal. Oh, and McCain just happens to oversee Telcom companies in the Senate. Sleazy.

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Quote to share

Just listen to the wives. Michelle Obama is the model of good will. Was she offended that John McCain called her husband “that one”? She barely even heard. She was paying attention to the undecided voters. She doesn’t let phrases bother her. Her husband likes and respects John McCain, and always has. Do you know what confidence sounds like? It sounds like that.

Cindy McCain is another story. Accusing Barack Obama of endangering her son by voting against one of the military funding bills doesn’t make all that much sense, given that her husband also voted against one of the funding bills, in his case because it included a timeline for withdrawal. It sounds mean-spirited, and desperate

- Susan Estrich

Fake Michelle Obama Interview Fascinates Blogosphere

This is what happens when people get so stuck in the attack and smear mode that they use no discernment.

It also shows the willingness of so many self called "moral" people to throw rumors around without even the slightest bit of factchecking and research. Why are so many so quick to believe the worst and share the worst without any checking?
About Michelle Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Colin Powell Is Ready To Endorse

I've heard this report so many times before that I'm not holding my breath.

At this point Mr. Powell, if you're going to do it. Just do it. Already 200 former diplomats have come out in support of Mr. Obama.

Anyway, with all of the unjustified attacks and some trying to paint Mr. Obama as Anti-American it is time for people to come forward and speak up for him
About Colin Powell
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From the Inbox: Benefit Play

Dear Obama Family of Los Angeles,

It's two days before we open for our benefit performance of "If I Were Obama's Mama."? A new play written specifically in honor of Barack Obama, but also in honor of women.? We need all to attend.? Bring the important women in your life: your mother, daughter, sister and wife.? Bring yourself.? This is a 2-for-1 type of benefit; you will get entertainment by some of LA's?best actresses AND you will be able to make a donation to the Obama campaign.?

To purchase your ticket online visit: .? $25 tickets are going fast!? The website will also give parking information.

The play's cast, crew, writer, director and producer have donated endless hours -- all we ask is that you buy a ticket.

Please be there in support,

--Joy A'Che

"If I Were Obama's Mama", 8:00pm, Thursday Only, Oct 16, 2008.? The Stella Adler Theater, 6773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca, 90028

My Friends, now this is actual STRAIGHT TALK

Search yourselves

McCain's Non-Support for Troops and Veterans: The Master List

If McCain was to be judged the way he wants Obama to be judged than Cindy would be shivering. McCain likes to question others patriotism and imply a lack of support for troops when time and time Senator McCain has voted against funding for our military/troops.

Yes we know McCain was a POW but he has not shown that he has any special knowledge about troop needs.

He needs to stop his sham ads
About John McCain
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Judge: GOP's voter purge a 'violation of federal law'

Recently, the GOP chairman in Macomb County, Michigan, detailed a plan to use a list of foreclosed homes to challenge voters. His pronouncement drew an immediate backlash, with predictions that the plan would "backfire." It has.

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McCain still Misleading about Tax Votes



The Facts:
The effort to convince voters that Sen. Barack Obama would support higher taxes is a central part of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign. McCain and the Republican National Committee have repeatedly cited 94 alleged votes by Obama to bolster their argument., a non-partisan project of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center, pieced through records to determine just what these 94 votes were.

Key findings:
–53 were votes on budget resolutions or amendments that "could not have resulted by themselves in raising taxes," though many "were clear statements of approval for increased taxes"
–23 were against proposed tax cuts
–11 were to increase taxes on people making more than $1 million a year, to help fund programs such as Head Start, school nutrition, or veterans' health care
–Seven were "for measures that would have lowered taxes for many, while raising them on a relative few, either corporations or affluent individuals."
– The total includes multiple votes on the same measures.

Annenberg says a close look at the record reveals that Obama has "voted consistently to restore higher tax rates on upper-income taxpayers but not on middle- or low-income workers."

Misleading. McCain's summary ignores the fact that some of the votes were for measures to lower taxes for many Americans, while increasing them for a much smaller number of taxpayers. A nonpartisan examination also finds that the 94 total includes multiple votes on the same measures and budget votes that would not directly lead to higher taxes.

Bush Strategist: McCain Knows He Put Country At Risk With Palin Pick

Could anyone have said this better?

In spite of repeatedly declaring Country First, McCain knows he did not put Country First by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. Most of her selling points were flat out lies and they still haven't stopped trying to paint her as something she isn't.

Voting for McCain is not putting Country First it is more like Fear First or Gimmicks First or Pandering First or Lying First or....
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

A Quote for the Day

Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller

Palin seems to believe that repeating lies somehow make them true

Palin is lying over and over again and I am glad someone is calling her on it.

A Timely Quote

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. ~ Bertrand Russell

Palin's Rural Adviser Quits Over Native Record

Face it if it is not Palin's friends or church members hse is not too interested in hiring them. Her and McCain speak about cronyism but she has mastered cronyism. It's like Bush hiring an unqualified "Brownie".

Palin's treatment of the Native Americans has always been crappy and talked about. People just decide to ignore it.

Here is just one blog that refers to it
About Sarah Palin
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Monday, October 13, 2008

ACORN did a press release today

source: ACORN

ACORN to McCain: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?
October 13, 2008

Senator Allied with ACORN as Recently as 2006, Now Turns Cold Shoulder

October 13, 2008, Miami, FL - U.S. Senator John McCain's recent attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) are puzzling given his historic support for the organization and its efforts on behalf of immigrant Americans. As recently as February 20, 2006, Senator McCain was the keynote speaker at an ACORN-sponsored Immigration Rally in Miami, Florida at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus.

The rally, co-sponsored by ACORN in partnership with the New American Opportunity campaign (NAOC), Catholic League Services – Archdiocese of Miami, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Miami Dade College, People for the American Way/Mi Familia/Vota en Accion, the Service Employees International Union, and UNITE/HERE, was intended to call attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

Senator McCain spoke at the rally attended by hundreds of ACORN members, most of whom were dressed in the red shirts typical of its members. Senator McCain's speech focused on the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive reform bill, which McCain sponsored with Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA).

Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer of ACORN, said, "It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans. Maybe it is out of desperation that Senator McCain has forgotten that he was for ACORN before he was against ACORN; he was for immigration reform before he was against immigration reform; and he was a maverick before he became erratic. We were thrilled to partner with him to help reform the outdated immigration laws in this country, and were pleased to work closely with him on this issue."

Lewis continued, "We expected Senator McCain to support our efforts to give voice to millions of Americans who have never participated in an election before. We are surprised at his efforts to vilify an organization that, until recently, he saw as an ally. Maybe this surprise attack and change of heart is indicative of his state of mind, and the way he would govern."

Senator McCain and his campaign have recently launched a series of coordinated attacks on ACORN, the nation’s largest community organization of low-and moderate-income families.

Ms. Lewis went on to say that, "We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform."

Senator McCain was joined at the rally by Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), leaders from both political parties, immigrant communities, and members of labor, business, and religious organizations.