What McCain and Palin Are Afraid of

The Republican convention was one large bio with sarcasm.  McCain had no real ideas of his own, merely co-opted Obama ideas that he only promoted after lying about Obama opposing them, and Sarah Palin is most definitely not ready for prime time, engaging not on a hard hitting tour of the country, but instead running back to Alaska while Team McCain attempts to inject a little knowledge in her (paradoxical, I know).

What are they afraid of?  It’s simple, if this election is allowed to be held on the merit of actual issues, they lose.  They’re afraid of this:


This isn’t rockstar Obama, nor is it Obama the wonk (an entity that we haven’t seen much of since the beginning of the primaries). This is, as Scott Hopkins aptly put it, Obama finding his lunch bucket.  In an election that is focused on the issues, this is what winning looks like.

McCain/Palin don’t want to go there.

One Response to “What McCain and Palin Are Afraid of”

  1. Angellight says:

    After graduating from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review, and where Barack Obama could have gone anywhere, Barack Obama took a job as a community organizer, a public servant, to truly help people where they were hurting, economically. Obama was a champion of justice as a civil rights lawyer. And, as a staunch lover of the United States and its rules and laws he taught constitutional law. He then ran and was elected to the Illinois state legislature for 8 years. He then ran and was elected to the U.S. Senate where he has been serving for the last 4 years, which experience, by the way, = Equals the same experience as Abraham Lincoln, America’s Greatest President. So when you think of Barack Obama’s experience you can think Abraham Lincoln or for more modern times, John F. Kennedy!

    In the United States Senate, Barack Obama is a member of the Senate Foreign affairs committee with Joe Biden. As a member of that Foreign Relations Committee, Obama made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In August 2005, he traveled to Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. The trip focused on strategies to control the world’s supply of conventional weapons, biological weapons, and weapons of mass destruction as a first defense against potential terrorist attacks.

    Obama also holds assignments on the Senate Committees for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Veterans’ Affairs, and he is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. There will be no Homeless Veterans in an Obama/Biden Administration!

    National Security Issues: Barack Obama is the candidate most prepared to confront the 21st century threats to American security. Senator Obama Strongly believes that the single most important threat to national security that we face is loose nuclear weapons around the world. Working across party lines he co-sponsored a bill with Senator Richard Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who is active on the nuclear security issue. Together in 2005 Senator Lugar and Senator Obama traveled to Ukraine to inspect weapons storage facilities saw “mortar rounds, land mines and artillery shells of all sizes stacked in huge piles and strewn carelessly about,” Lugar and Obama later co-sponsored a bill passed by Congress that led the U.S. to coordinate efforts with other nations to reduce weapon stockpiles and smuggling. In addition, Obama is strongly committed to destroying terrorist networks, rebuilding America’s alliances, and stopping the flow of oil money to hostile regimes.

    Obama is against Dumb wars and is committed to speaking to our enemies in an attempt to work out problems through intelligent and peaceful discourse rather than through a war where blood will be split and countless lives lost or ruined. Senator Obama is very concerned about the troops, that is why he introduced the ‘Iraq War De-Escalation Act’, a bill to cap troop levels in Iraq, begin phased redeployment, and remove all combat brigades from Iraq before April 2008. And that is why Senator Obama fought so hard with other Senate Democrats to the pass “GI Bills for the 21st Century” sponsored by Senator Webb, which is the largest increase in funding for veterans health care in the VA’s 77th years history as well as providing a four-year college scholarship to veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Senator McCain Voted No to this new 21st Century Bill for GI’s.

    Less we forget, in the most Important and Disastrous decision of our time, the Iraq War, McCain voted YES, which was a Pretend War and not the Real war which was in Afghanistan where Bin Ladin actually Lives!

    And we must remember when they talk about Executive Experience, George Bush had executive experience too and look where that got us!

    Ethics Reform: Obama worked with Russ Feingold to eliminate gifts of travel on corporate jets by lobbyists to members of Congress and require disclosure of bundled campaign contributions under the ‘Honest Leadership and Open Government Act’, which was signed into law in September 2007.

    He joined Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in sponsoring S. 453, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections, including fraudulent flyers and automated phone calls, as witnessed in the 2006 midterm elections.

    Other Official Trips: visit to the U.S. militaries in Kuwait and Iraq in January 2006, wherein he then visited Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. He left for his third official trip in August 2006, traveling to South Africa, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Chad. In a nationally televised speech at the University of Nairobi, he spoke forcefully on the influence of ethnic rivalries and corruption in Kenya.

    These are just some of Barack Obama’s accomplishments and experience. He is more than qualified to bring 21st century change to people lives here in America and all across the world. Barack Obama is committed to bringing 21st century change to Health Care, Energy, Technology, Science, and Education. He is committed to building 21st century change to schools, roads and bridges.

    There will be no more jobs going over seas in an Obama/Biden Administration. There will be no more unequal pay for women in an Obama/Biden Administration. There will be no more homeless Veterans in an Obama/Biden Administration and most importantly, there will be no more pretend wars in an Obama/Biden Administration. And, with Obama/Biden we will actually get an administration who will put their Money where there Mouth is and lead America, finally, from the 20th Century to the 21st Century, from the Past greed, waste, wars, us versus we mentallity to the Future of cooperation, unity and prosperity for all the people or at least oppourtinity for all and that is all we truly ask!

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