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Funny John McCain Pictures V – Political Humor

Three Stooges

Three Stooges

McCain GOP Love War

McCain GOP Love War

Queen John McCain

Queen John McCain

McCain Finger Puzzle

McCain Finger Puzzle

McCain Excitement

McCain Excitement

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Funny John McCain Pictures IV – Political Humor

McCain Shining

McCain Shining


McCain GOPocalypse Now

McCain GOPocalypse Now


McCain And The Bush Hug

McCain And The Bush Hug


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Barack Obama Chooses Joe Biden As His Vice Presidential Running Mate

Barack Obama Has Chosen Joseph Joe Biden As His Vice Presidential Running Mate

Vice-President: Barack Obama Chooses Joseph ‘Joe’ Biden For Democratic Vice Presidential Running Mate

Obama picks Biden for vice president

WASHINGTON: Barack Obama named Sen. Joe Biden early Saturday as his vice presidential running mate, in a decision intended to give the Democratic ticket depth in areas Obama was labeled as weak by his Republican opponents _ foreign policy and global security.

Obama, a relative newcomer on the national political scene, made history by becoming the first black candidate to lead a major US political party’s presidential ticket. But he has endured fierce criticism from Republican rival John McCain, a veteran Arizona senator, combat pilot and former Vietnam prisoner of war, over what Republicans contend is his lack of national security experience and his calls for a 16-month withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq.

His choice of running mate clearly is intended to counter some of that criticism. Across more than 30 years in the Senate, Biden has served at various times not only as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee but also as head of the Judiciary Committee, with its jurisdiction over anti-crime legislation, Supreme Court nominees and Constitutional issues.

Biden, 65, also could help attract working class votes _ a weak area for Obama. Biden is a Catholic with blue -collar roots and a generally liberal voting record. He has twice run for president.

Obama announced the pick on his Web site with a photo of the two men and an appeal for donations. A text message went out shortly afterward that said, “Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee.”

The Democratic National Convention meets next week in Denver to hand Obama his long-sought presidential nomination, and then confirm Biden.

Obama’s campaign arranged a debut for the newly minted ticket on Saturday outside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.

Obama’s decision leaked to the media several hours before his aides planned to send a text message announcing the running mate, negating a promise that people who turned over their phone numbers would be the first to know who Obama had chosen. The campaign scrambled to send the text message after the leak, sending phones buzzing at the inconvenient time of just after 3 a.m. on America’s East coast.

In selecting Biden, Obama passed over several other potential running mates, none more prominent than former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, his tenacious rival in the hard-fought race for the Democratic nomination.

While Obama decided against adding Clinton to his ticket, he has gone to great lengths to gain the confidence of her primary voters, agreeing to allow her name to be placed in nomination at the convention and permitting a roll call vote that threatens to expose lingering divisions within the party.

Biden slowly emerged as Obama’s choice across a long day and night of political suspense as other contenders gradually fell away. (Refence)

Obama Biden

Obama Biden

FIRST THOUGHTS: IT’S JOE BIDEN

From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro
DENVER — We confirmed the news after midnight, and then after trying to get a little sleep, this text message at about 3:00 am ET woke us up: “Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on http://www.BarackObama.com. Spread the word!” A 3:00 am wake-up call, you just can’t make this stuff up. And there were two collective sounds you could hear over the beeping cellphones and the buzzing blackberries. On the Democratic side, it was a collective “phew.” As the days got nearer for the pick, it was hard to find a Democrat — even savvy Clintonites — who weren’t hoping it would be Biden. Only the most strident Hillary supporters appear to be upset this morning. On the GOP side, the sound you heard was disappointed silence. Of everyone on the short list, the candidate many Republicans least wanted to see Obama pick was Biden. Sure, they’ve already trotted out their talking points. And the McCain camp even produced a rapid-response TV ad highlighting some unkind words Biden said about Obama during the primaries. (We assume this now means McCain won’t be picking Romney, right? And doesn’t the McCain ad actually send the message to swing voters that Obama’s willing to surround himself with critics?) But there are too many intellectual conservatives (see David Brooks) who believe Biden’s the most qualified guy Obama could have realistically picked.

*** Joe’s strengths…: As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has plenty of foreign policy experience — something viewed as a weakness for Obama. Also, Biden’s most recent presidential bid raised his national profile, making him a politico whom most Americans know, which could help reassure some voters who have doubts about Obama. In addition, whether it has been in recent speeches or on Meet the Press, Biden has showed that he’s up to this veep responsibility: whacking the opposition. What’s more, during his presidential bid in ’07-’08, Biden demonstrated that he’s a very good debater, a quality the Democrats might want to showcase during the vice presidential debate scheduled for October 2. And electorally, Biden could help lock down Pennsylvania, as well as connect better than Obama has in blue-collar Michigan and the “U” of Ohio (Toledo to Youngstown). A few more thoughts… Biden is someone that will play well with older white voters, a demographic group Obama’s struggled with, and he’s very popular with labor and trial lawyers, which while helpful financially for Obama and in the Rust Belt, could fire up the business community even more for McCain.

*** … And his weaknesses: Obama has railed against Washington and Washington insiders during his campaign, but few people are more inside Washington than Biden, who has served in the Senate for 36 years (by comparison, McCain has been in the Senate for 22 years). Furthermore, Biden often has been a gaffe machine — whether it was calling Obama “clean” and “articulate” (news that marred his presidential announcement in 2007) or stating in 2006, “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” And there was that plagiarism scandal that knocked him out of the 1988 presidential race. Perhaps the biggest question: Just how well will Obama and Biden mesh? Has Biden been anybody’s No. 2, ever? He’s run for president TWICE for a reason (the first time Biden ran, Obama was just starting law school, by the way). Biden has an actual “boss” for the first time in his political career. Is he ready to ride shotgun? And is it a problem that Obama-Biden is a mirror image of Bush-Cheney from 2000? A charismatic, inexperienced nominee taps a more experienced, dare we say, arrogant No.2? In fact, there are a lot of Republicans who believe they can sell Obama-Biden as “the Audacity of Arrogance times two.”

*** Back to Springfield: When Obama and Biden appear together this afternoon at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL, it will come just more than 18 months after Obama officially launched his presidential bid from that historical venue. (It’s where Lincoln gave his famous 1858 “House Divided” speech, in which he railed against slavery and how it had torn the nation into two. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”) While today’s event will be a bit warmer than it was on that February 2007 day — it was close to 10 degrees! — that announcement back then was the first sign that there was something to Obama’s candidacy. Despite the frigid weather, close to 20,000 showed up on that day, and the crowds at his rallies only grew. Now, with the polls tightening, Obama needs to draw on some of that Springfield magic. Can he deliver?

*** The big bounce? Now for some non-VP news… Yesterday, the McCain campaign released a memo saying that Obama should receive a 15-point (!!!) bounce from his convention. But here’s a big caveat: We haven’t had a back-to-back convention schedule in a very long time, so it may make historical comparisons moot. But let’s crunch some numbers from the Gallup chart McCain’s campaign sent around. The average Dem convention bounce since ’64 is 6.2 points. The average GOP convention bounce since ’64 is 5.3 points. The average FIRST convention bounce: 6.3 points. The average SECOND convention bounce is: 5.2 points. With just three instances since ’64 of open-seat presidential elections, it’s useless to attempt an average if you did this average based on Olympic score (tossing the high and the low), the average convention bounce would be 5.6 points, which feels about the right bar for expectations. The Clinton example the McCain folks are using — 16 points after the ’92 Dem convention! — is really a reach considering that Ross Perot (who was the front-runner the week before the Dem convo) dropped out the week of the Dem convo. So toss the Clinton bounce out any analysis window.

*** Saying goodbye to those red states? In addition to that memo, the McCain campaign yesterday furiously pounced on a report that Team Obama was pulling its advertising in red states — like Alaska, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, and North Dakota — suggesting that the Obama camp was abandoning its (almost) 50-state strategy. But as Lee Corso might say, “Not so fast, my friend.” A senior Obama campaign source told First Read that the campaign wasn’t planning to be on TV next week during their convention, but the McCain is up with negative spots in 11 states, and they wanted to match them in those 11 (which doesn’t include any of those ruby-red states). Moreover, the source assures us that the campaign will resume its larger TV buy once the convention ends.

*** On the trail: McCain is down in Sedona, AZ. Obama holds his rally in Springfield at the Old State Capitol. (Refence)

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Fight The Smears: The Truth About Michelle Obama’s Pride In The USA

Lie:
The Tennessee Republican Party and the King County Republican Party in Washington State have launched ads attacking Michelle Obama on her patriotism.

YouTube Links:
KING COUNTY GOP AD
TENNESSEE GOP AD

Truth:
Laura Bush herself has defended Michelle Obama on this issue and labeled this kind of attack as “misconstrued.”

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Michelle Obama Discusses Laura Bush Coming To Her Defense
Michelle Obama Dicsusses False Attacks

Obama: Negativity about wife ‘infuriating’

by Katie Fretland

Barack Obama says he has thick skin about negativity directed at himself. So when the New Yorker published that much-talked about cover, he said (a few days later) that he had seen and heard worse.

But when it comes to his wife, Michelle Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president gets more heated.

In remarks similiar to the time Obama said “lay off my wife,” Obama tells Glamour magazine that spouses are “civilians” who didn’t sign up for submitting to smear campaigns. He said attacks on his wife are “infuriating, but it’s not suprising.”

“What happened was that the conservative press–Fox News and the National Review and columnists of every ilk–went fairly deliberately at her in a pretty systematic way,” Obama said.

He said he would never expect his campaign or the Democratic National Committee to make the wife of presumptive GOP nominee John McCain an issue.

Conservatives have criticized Michelle Obama’s patriotism, following her remarks that she was proud of her country “for the first time” in her adult life. She later clarified her statement.

The Obama campaign set up a website, fightthesmears.com, that aims to debunk rumors, including a claim that Michelle Obama once used the slur “whitey” on tape.

“… I think that it is an example of the erosion of civility in our political culture that she’s been subjected to these attacks, and my attitude is that the people who have attacked her in the ways that they have…if they’ve got a difference with me on policy, they should debate me. Not her,” Obama told Glamour.

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Funny John McCain Pictures III – Political Humor

McCain Microphone

McCain Microphone


McCain Simpsons 2008

McCain Simpsons 2008


McCain - Get Off My Lawn

McCain - Get Off My Lawn


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Fight The Smears: The Truth About Barack Visiting Military Hospitals
Lie:
John McCain, his spokesmen, and his TV ads have all been politicizing our wounded heroes by making the false claim that Barack Obama snubbed wounded troops by not visiting them on his trip overseas because TV cameras would not be allowed to cover the visit.

Truth:
The Obama campaign originally planned a private trip (no media) to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to visit wounded troops, but canceled it to prevent the perception of politicizing our troops.

Senator Obama was honored to meet with our men and women in uniform in Iraq and Afghanistan during his foreign trip and has visited a combat support hospital in Baghdad as well as wounded soldiers at Walter Reed without fanfare. Barack Obama also called wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center while overseas. (Reference)

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Funny John McCain Pictures – Political Humor

Holy McCain

Holy McCain


Fox Listed McCain As A Democrat

Fox Listed McCain As A Democrat


They Were Eating Cake

They Were Eating Cake


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