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McCain On Obama:

McCain On Obama: "Clear Who Hamas Wants to be the Next President"

Commented Apr 25, 2008 at 15:21:34 in Politics

“Let's look at this from a slightly different perpective......

To keep loonies like Hamas in power they need a full looney partner in the White House. For the last 7 years they got much more than they ever thought...they were presented with the village idiot. It's not Rocket Surgery to assess that the "average" American voter has the IQ somewhere around room temperature. The great example would be the results of of the 2004 presidential election. One one side...the village idiot with a four record of being an idiot. The other side a very well educated, reasoned intellect. The village idiot has the ability to bring the entire government power to bear to scare hell out of the room temps with tales of boogeymen under their beds. Net result....the village idiot is rewarded with another 4 years to complete his disasterous policies.
Fast forward to 2008. McBush isn't quite the village idiot but he's using the exact same tactics. Hamas knows only too well that to get the next version of the village idiot....run out and cheer the other guy on. The room temps recoil in some half witted response and viola!
Repeat of the idiotic polices that Hamas gets to use as international campaign poster. A steady stream of Jihadists and loonies. We get another 4 years of having an idiot run the country.

All the world wonders why Americans are soooooo stupid?”
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The Top Ten List of Undisputed Facts Showing Barack Obama's Weakness in the General Election Against John McCain

Commented Apr 24, 2008 at 15:54:59 in Politics

“Lanny is so full if "it", his eyes are brown.

Lanny needs to go back and read the rules of the DNC.

He who has the most delegates wins.

End of story!”
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Excerpts from Rev. Jeremiah Wright Interview with Bill Moyers

Commented Apr 24, 2008 at 15:35:37 in Politics

“Mildy amusing and hugely distracting. A constant drum beat about Mr. Wright plays into the hand of John McBush. This entire topic is at best.......a fabricated "issue", much like when Tim Russert (during the debate on NBC) brought out of left field the questions and numerous follow up questions about Farrakhan. There isn't 3 poeple on the planet who care one iota about Farrahkan.

But that wasn't the point...was it.
It was Russert's way of reminding us "whiteys" that Obama....when it's all said and done, Obama is just another ............... (fill in the blank).
If you think he had another intention...you're deluding yourself or not paying attention.”

jhink465 on Apr 24, 2008 at 16:39:12

“Bingo. By the way is that Russert's head or is it the box it came in. (That is a stolen joke but I loved it)”
The <i>New York Times</i> is Wrong

The New York Times is Wrong

Commented Apr 24, 2008 at 15:28:38 in Politics

“Let's see if I understand the premise of this commentary. The NY Times is wrong....meaning Hillary isn't taking the low road? That's either total baloney or the writer never understood the piece by the NYT.
If you want to say that going low is either smart or not so smart...that's a completely different issue.

Here's a classic example of a bait and switch.....present a theme in a head line.....and totally misrepresent the topic.

Nice try”
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Grover Norquist in New York Times Magazine This Sunday Defends 'Nut-Job' McCain

Commented Apr 11, 2008 at 16:23:18 in Politics

“You people need to look for the humor with Herr Nordquist.

This chap and most others of a similar right wing shading are essentially adults who never where exposed to the simple lessons one learns in grade school about how to get along with other people....... to the point of lunacy. They think they get to live in a society where they get all sorts of benefits of that society, such as police and fire protection, defense, food and drug laws, banking laws, or the simple pleasure of driving down a newly paved road, etc for free....or at least free for them.

Fast forward to Senator McBush...here's a guy who has absolutely no clue about macro economics. The only thing he's ever excelled in has been taking money from lobbyists and doing their bidding.....read Keating Five, or Paxson Communications for a brief window.

He'll buy into Nordquists version of Voodoo Economics in a heart beat because somehow he thinks those people will somehow run interefence for him and his clueless views.

Watch McBush flipping and flopping all over the map embracing old political enemies to try to get elected. Here's where the real humor is to be had.”

illinoisan on Apr 12, 2008 at 12:02:17

“I hope Norquist employs the services of a driver. I'd hate to meet him at an intersection regulated by one of those Bolshevik stop lights.”

irishgawdess on Apr 11, 2008 at 17:57:36

“"free riders"”
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Why A Woman In The White House?

Commented Apr 11, 2008 at 12:07:01 in Politics

“I might offer this observation. At least 51% of the democrats who have voted in primaries probably don't have an issue with a woman in the White House.......they just aren't overly thrilled with the one running.
Having said that....if, by some miracle this particular woman ends up being the nominee for the Dem's.........most if not all will elect to put her in the White House. The option of McBush seeking another term is just to painful to contemplate.

To summarize...it's not the woman thing...it's this particular woman.”

handymanhdw on Apr 13, 2008 at 00:27:32

“Carfino: PARTICULAR WOMAN MY $SS.... If you like BUSHES AND DICKS REASONINGS AND ADMINISTRATIIVE POLICIES, AND THEIR FOUR DOLLARS PER GALLON OF GAS PRICE, THEN YOU need to go back to the Republicans which you voted for last time..... And now, you're for Obama,... good luck with this Camel.... UhHHH, Uhhhh, UHHHH, I'D LIKE TO SAY UHHHH, UHHHHH, UHHHHHHH,,,,,,AT LEAST THE ISLAMIC STATES WILL BE DANCING IN THE STREETS(ABOUT AS LONG AS THEY DID WHEN SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HEAD GOT TAKEN OFF)”

handymanhdw on Apr 13, 2008 at 00:09:14

“You should have been down here in Texas with all this caucus stuff going on that no one has ever heard of before and see what happened with your own eyes and now you'd be wondering how "your man Osama" could have gotten away with half the vote. We sat out side there two extra hours while Obama cell phones kept calling more supporters.. Is that fair? Our poor white guy in charge didn't have the heart to turn the blacks away for fear OF BEING LAW SUITED! SO I TAKE IT, THAT THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE IOWA STARTED............ PA NEEDS TO START A NEW BEGINNING FOR US DEMS, IT'S ALMOST TOO LATE.......”
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Whither Joe?

Commented Apr 11, 2008 at 10:55:08 in Politics

“If the Dem's increase their Senate seats...they should publicly toss Lieberman out.

He's been such a cretin since he lost his primary 2 years ago. I bet Gore scratches in head wondering why the heck he picked such a looney to be his running mate. He'd have been better off picking Jerry Falwell or some other right wing whack job.”
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Fire in Clinton Campaign Headquarters Destroys Tax Returns

Commented Apr 11, 2008 at 10:49:50 in Politics

“Sounds eerily like the National Guards Archive that burned down......consuming of Bush's National Guard records.

It's funny how co-incidences like this occur.”
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The Two Central Myths of the Iraq War

Commented Apr 10, 2008 at 12:58:49 in Politics

“There is a third myth.....surprised it was missed!

The US in NOT engaged in a war in Iraq. We are up to our collective keesters in an OCCUPATION. The problem with extricating ourselves.....we haven't yet figured out how to win an occupation.

When you allow the village idiot to decide national policy and set the tone of a discussion....what you end up with is people arguing about the wrong topic. This is a classic example.

The issue is and always was........should western forces occupy a Muslim nation and not expect immense unrest?

Read a little history.....the answer has already been provided.”

BMBTHC on Apr 10, 2008 at 13:54:36

“Read? What are you kidding? Only liberals read?”
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Why America Won't Boycott the Olympics

Commented Apr 10, 2008 at 08:52:19 in Politics

“Let's see......the country who along with China has determined torture is legal because John Yoo says it is.....the "we" no longer have to abide by the Geneva Conventions, the country who holds people without charge in Guantanamo for years, the country who tortured prisoners in Abu Gharib, the country who illegally wiretaps its own citizens, the country who allows it's "leader" to ignore any law the he chooses......is going to do what again to the Chinese and what was the reason again....I forgot?”

ICUP on Apr 10, 2008 at 10:38:12

“There is nothing in the Geneva Conventions protecting stateless, non-unirformed combatants. So, until Al Qeada or the insurgents get a state, a flag, and uniforms, we can treat them as we wish in terms of Geneva.”
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McCain Seeks "Success" Instead of "Victory" in Iraq

Commented Apr 9, 2008 at 15:32:34 in Politics

“How 'bout confining ourselves to a general war on stupid policies and those who promote them?”
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McCain Seeks "Success" Instead of "Victory" in Iraq

Commented Apr 9, 2008 at 14:29:02 in Politics

“As long as the media.....especially the television folks continue to give McBush a pass during this election season......we'll be subjected to the repetitive nonsense such as we saw yesterday. The last two election cycles saw the media lob a couple of softballs and Bush.....so what's the surprise here.

The man is in a slow mental decline.........it's pretty obvious. Several media folks have talked about it. Yesterday, Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC discussed the level of decline he's seen since the 2000 election cycle.

I guess if the media was able to effectively shield a dolt like Bush......shielding McBush should be a cake walk.”
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Swiftboating John McCain?

Commented Apr 9, 2008 at 14:22:23 in Politics

“One has to look for the humor here......

Here we have this right wing Senator......pumped up as a "war hero" being carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey because he's not as looney as the guy we have in there now. The Senator is in the hip pocket of big business, he's against everything the middle class has always stood for...he's voted against all sorts of civil rights issues...and what does he get for his troubles....the jihadists in the Repugnant party want him out. When asked what is was that made them so nutty about Senator McBush....they point to the McBush-Feingold Campaign "Reform" Bill.
See, the problem is........any Repugnant worth his salt thinks it's his god given right to be able to bribe anybody he wants. They hate McBush because he once had a minimum of integrity. They should all sit back and take a breath....somehow I think that evaporated back at Liberty College when McBush groveled before Jerry Falwell.”
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How Douglas Feith and William Safire Transformed an Elvis Sighting Into a Case for War

Commented Apr 9, 2008 at 09:26:14 in Media

“Doug Feith was on NPR this morning in what was the second of two brief interviews. It was interesting to listen to old Doug stammering and studdering trying tell his "side of the story" without calling his friends and allies liars. When the interviewer (Steve Inskeep) called him out several times when his "stories" didn't quite ring true or contradicted numerous other accounts.....he brought stammering to a whole new level.
The best part of the interview was......I think we are seeing the beginning of the end of the Bush crowd. They are all gonna stand in a circle and point at each other......none wanting to carry the historical burden of being the decision makers in the most incompetent administration in living memory. the scramble is on to distance themselves of their own incompetence and inane ideology.
I think they are starting to see the initial tracks of history being laid down and it doesn't look very pretty for anyone associated with Bush.
It's a long time coming.”

JBS on Apr 9, 2008 at 21:50:31

“Yeah, but NPR gave him a platform to once more spew his lies all about.”

Obamamo on Apr 9, 2008 at 09:54:34

“Off course most of the Bush cabal have left. Mission accomplished, they have wrecked havoc on Iraq which was their intention all along.”
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Ann Coulter Starts Early with Racist Slurs Against Obama

Commented Feb 15, 2008 at 14:41:14 in Politics

“Ann Coulter is an empty headed ditz....who seems to appeal to the weaker minded amonst us.”
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Ann Coulter Starts Early with Racist Slurs Against Obama

Commented Feb 15, 2008 at 14:39:30 in Politics

“In the grand scheme of things...does it really matter what Ann Coulter says? Do you really know anyone, anywhere who pays any attention to her at all? The long and the short of it is this....she's the right wing looney version of a "shock jock". I'd be surprised if she was able to string together a cogent thought that could interest even the most feeble-minded among us. Oh, wait a minute....the right wing loonies listen to her....but then again, I digress.”
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Five Thorny Questions That CNN Didn't Ask Obama and Clinton

Commented Feb 1, 2008 at 13:31:35 in Politics

“I might argue this point: Why would you waste everyone's time discussing a complete non issue like gay marriage? To do so serves several points for the right wing. First, it's a complete and utter distraction from the issues that should concern all of us...like the "war" in Iraq, the illegal spying on Americans, the state of the middle class, the massive corruption in the Bush Administration, the massive debt and annual deficits...and yet some fool wants the Dem's to take about gay marriage? The Dem's are dumb enough to do so. When will you guys get it?
The second purpose it serves it to show the lunatic fringe of the Repugnant Party (aka religous right) that indeed one of the main issues of the left is gay marriage. So they show up in force and elect nincompoops like Bush. Pay attention Mr, Hutchinson.....you're being beaten like a rented mule.”

Sceptic42 on Feb 1, 2008 at 14:58:03

“Sorry, but I completely disagree. Equal rights is never a non-issue, and frankly, this should be a no-brainer for the Democrats. They could show their commitment to equality and laws based upon the good of society and not some group's particular religious fixations. It isn't gay marriage that's a loser for the Democratic party, it's their timid "kinda, sorta, maybe, not really" response to it. A clear, forceful position respecting the rights of American citizens would ultimately do more for the party than all this triangulation.”
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Why New Hampshire Polls Were Not Wrong

Commented Jan 9, 2008 at 16:33:07 in Home

“One thing missed here.....the exact same pollsters ALL the got the Republican side correct. All of them. Makes you wonder, doesn't it. If it doesn't, it should.Could it be the fluidity of the electorate? Could be. Did the exit polling match the counted ballots?

Here's two possibilities to ponder.

1. The Bradley Effect (the California election polling involving black Tom Bradley in the gubenitorial election against white Pete Wilson). The polling was correct in terms of what they were told.

2. The ballots were counted by Diebold.

It doesn't make any sense. For the most part....statistical polling is a very reliable predictor of election outcomes.”
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Polling the New Hampshire Primaries: What Happened?

Commented Jan 9, 2008 at 14:32:57 in Politics

“CyKhaan.....I posted a similar comment on another discussion on this website early this morning. I added it here a few minutes ago. The long and the short or it.....a large number of people lied to the pollsters...not wanting to be thought of as racists. It happened in California when Tom Bradly ran for governor.”
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Polling the New Hampshire Primaries: What Happened?

Commented Jan 9, 2008 at 14:29:40 in Politics

“I posted this on another entry on this web site:

It should be noted that the polling was indeed accurate in terms of what the pollster were told. They had no idea they were lied to by a substantial number of those polled, but this has happened before so they shouldn't be surprised. Allow me to offer an opinion as to why they were so "wrong".

I think I can offer an answer to the question with a very brief story. About 18-20 years ago or so in California there was a gubernatorial race that included the ubiquitous Republican empty suit named Pete Wilson. Pete Wilson was a very typical California Republican, meaning he was white, wealthy and backed by corporate America. That year the Dem's put up the very popular Mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley. Bradley was a former policeman, city council member, middle class.........and black. All the polls had Bradley ahead up to election day by a margin of nearly 10%. The exit polls had Bradley winning. The race was called by all the networks in Bradley's favor. Yet when the ballots were counted.....Bradley had lost by nearly 10%.

Moral of the story........when polled, a large number of the participants said they intended to (prior to the election) or did vote (as noted in exit polls) for Bradley. Turns out....the majority had lied to the pollsters....they didn't want to be thought of as racist. But in the confines of the voting booth......they exercised their racism.”
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We Got It Wrong. New Hampshire Voters Got It Right.

Commented Jan 9, 2008 at 09:39:49 in Politics

“It should be noted that the polling was indeed accurate in terms of what the pollster were told. They had no idea they were lied to by a substantial number of those polled, but this has happened before so they shouldn't be surprised. Allow me to offer an opinion as to why they were so "wrong".

I think I can offer an answer to the question with a very brief story. About 18-20 years ago or so in California there was a gubernatorial race that included the ubiquitous Republican empty suit named Pete Wilson. Pete Wilson was a very typical California Republican, meaning he was white, wealthy and backed by corporate America. That year the Dem's put up the very popular Mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley. Bradley was a former policeman, city council member, middle class.........and black. All the polls had Bradley ahead up to election day by a margin of nearly 10%. The exit polls had Bradley winning. The race was called by all the networks in Bradley's favor. Yet when the ballots were counted.....Bradley had lost by nearly 10%.

Moral of the story........when polled, a large number of the participants said they intended to (prior to the election) or did vote (as noted in exit polls) for Bradley. Turns out....the majority had lied to the pollsters....they didn't want to be thought of as racist. But in the confines of the voting booth......they exercised their racism.”

hp blogger Chris Weigant on Jan 9, 2008 at 18:16:06

“carfino -

How big a factor the "Bradley Effect" is will be tested in future contests. While it's a plausible explanation in a state that is overwhelmingly white, in Iowa Obama did better than expected. So we'll see in the coming weeks...

-CW”
William Kristol's First Sentence As NYT Columnist:

William Kristol's First Sentence As NYT Columnist: "Thank You, Senator Obama"

Commented Jan 8, 2008 at 12:53:13 in Politics

“Look.....you have to view this guy and accept the humor that he offers. Remember...this guy is the self proclaimed expert on Iraq. He lead the charge for Bush in almost every action taken from the ill-advised tax cuts to the war. Kristol is about as wrong as anyone can be. I'm searching for the one time he was correct. Here's another example of his humor....he praised Obama for his charm but notes that he's still a liberal Democrat. The presumption here...that somehow, someway the Repugnant Party is going to lead the way to a better day. Let's see the results of just a few of the positions he's supported: Largest debt and deficit in the history of the world, staggering incompetence from an administrative perspective with the federal government. The war in Iraq and all that has brought us. Just to name a few. The New York times hired him because they needed a congenital idiot to stave off accusations they weren't complying with EEOC directives.”

LittleGreenGreaseBalls on Jan 8, 2008 at 16:10:22

“Sorry carfino, you're not getting it. Kristol is for bankrupting the country and war is the quickest way to do that. Lowering taxes is another. He's for concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. He wants to undo the New Deal. Get rid of Social Security. On and on. He hasn't been wrong about anything because things are going just as the neocons planned and George Bush was the one they choose to do it. Kristol and the rest are as anti-American as it's possible to be. That's why Bush is trashing the Constitution and Bill of Rights. They really are fascists and they're smart because they have big money to burn. Don't for a second think they don't know what they're doing. Remember the military-industrial-complex Ike warned about? It's them.”

LittleGreenGreaseBalls on Jan 8, 2008 at 15:41:44

“Sorry carfino, you're not getting it. Kristol is for bankrupting the country and war is the quickest way to do that. Lowering taxes is another. He's for concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. He wants to undo the New Deal. Get rid of Social Security. On and on. He hasn't been wrong about anything because things are going just as the neocons planned and George Bush was the one they choose to do it. Kristol and the rest are as anti-American as it's possible to be. That's why Bush is trashing the Constitution and Bill of Rights. They really are fascists and they're smart because they have big money to burn. Don't for a second think they don't know what they're doing. Remember the military-industrial-complex Ike warned about? It's them.”

CarolinaDem on Jan 8, 2008 at 15:39:53

“In other words, Kristol is to the rest of the commentary as McCoy is to Oliphant, Toles and Auth in the political cartoonist lineup?”
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Joe Biden for President - Yes, You Heard Me

Commented Jan 8, 2008 at 11:27:08 in Politics

“cactua....let me understand this....he tried to make the bill better, but couldn't. But then he voted for it anyway. So....lets ask Joe....who profited from this vote? The credit industry is making huge, huge money off the middle class. Check your VISA or Mastercard interest rate. If it's below 25% I'll be surprised. The baloney about dead beat dad's is exactly that...baloney. Deadbeat dad's is a state issue. The point is......and maybe you missed it: many people are tired of the way business is done in DC. As I said earlier, the US Congress is a wholly owned subsidiary or Corporate America.”
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Joe Biden for President - Yes, You Heard Me

Commented Jan 8, 2008 at 11:19:06 in Politics

“cacatua....I've never said Biden wasn't and isn't qualified. Had he gotten the nomination...I would have no problems voting for him. The issues mentioned above about FISA, the Patriot Act, the Iraq war are all true. Biden was and is a huge supporter of NAFTA and all the other trade agreements that began the long slow decline of middle America. The problem I have...as so many others....some of these folks have a long record of voting against the best interest of the middle class. Each one of these votes coincidentally benefited large corporations......do you think they were a coincidence? If it was one vote...two, three votes. I could live with that...but there are many, many votes over a long period of time. Whether Biden has profited personally isn't the issue...the votes cast negatively affected the folks in the middle. The long term affect has yet to be realized.”
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Joe Biden for President - Yes, You Heard Me

Commented Jan 7, 2008 at 13:31:21 in Politics

“Having looked over the field of candidates for the past several months.....it’s fair to note that any of what I would consider the top Democratic candidates to be excellent choices..... relatively speaking.
My bent has nothing to do with whatever celeb’s any candidate my or may not have in their stable, it’s much more selfish than that. I’m interested primarily what has a candidate done for me, meaning middle class America. If I look to Senators Biden, Dodd, or Clinton I see candidates that are or have been beholding to corporate America. They have voted with Bush on numerous occasions to the detriment of the middle class. To name a few: changing of the bankruptcy laws to benefit the banking industry; voted to authorize an invasion of Iraq which turns out be a military, diplomatic and management blunder of Biblical proportions. We won’t even mention the staggering financial disaster this has been. They voted with Bush supporting the Patriot Act twice, which apparently sanctions illegal detentions, renditions and wiretapping US citizens. They stood by while Bush violated FISA and said nothing.
These Senators were falling all over each other claiming to be the champion of organized labor in a debate last fall. When it came time to vote for numerous trade agreements that have negatively changed the economic landscape for middle class America, they voted with corporate America and left the rest of us to fend for ourselves.
Now ask me again why some of these folks have failed to get my attention when there are other choices available who don’t seem to have this track record. Part of the reason the approval ratings of Congress are so low is because Congress no longer does the peoples’ business. Congress is a wholly subsidiary of Corporate America. Senators Biden, Dodd and Clinton have done little if anything by their actions or votes to separate themselves from that perception. I could go on……..

But I digress.”

FireThorn on Jan 7, 2008 at 16:40:33

“Why hasn't anyone mentioned Biden's support in passing the MBNA, Citibank, Capital One Profit Protection Act, commonly known as the Bankrupty Reform Act? Will never vote for him again until he explains that.”

cacatua on Jan 7, 2008 at 16:28:25

“carfino,
While Matt Littman speaks the truth about Joe Biden, your post betrays volumes of ignorance about the man. He is one of the few who has never been owned by corporations and special interest groups. He believes that those who are in public office should not profit from their positions, which is why he was the only truly middle class candidate in the race, and is the second poorest senator after 35 years in office. He had to sell his house to pay his daughter's college expenses.
He votes his gut from his own perspective on core issues in congress, even when it is not the popular Democratic position. He has steadfastly supported our troops in the Middle East, both while deployed and after they come home, even when it has meant voting for otherwise unpopular spending bills because within those bills was funding for the armor plating (MRAP)that now allows our people to survive IED explosions. The other Democratic "front runners" backed off from supporting this spending bill because they didn't want it to affect their campaigns negatively.
Joe Biden has guts and courage to stand up for what is right, like he did for civil rights, which first got him into politics. He has the vision to see how most domestic and foreign problems are interlaced in our ever-shrinking world, making Mexico's problems our problems, and China's problems our problems, and so on. He has been an oracle on the dangers of Pakistan, and in a speech on the day before 9/11 he told Bush that the Star Wars Missile Defense system was a huge waste of money, and that we had far more to fear from what arrived in this country in the hold of a ship or the belly of an airplane.
To have Joe Biden out of this race is a huge loss for our country! He had far more depth and substance than the front-runners and would have made a spectacular president!”
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