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No more hugs as Obama tears into McCain [Barf Alert]
AP ^ | BETH FOUHY

Posted on 08/17/2008 7:20:23 PM PDT by indcons

So much for hugging in church.

A day after Barack Obama and John McCain exchanged an embrace during a faith forum at a California megachurch, Obama called the U.S. economy a disaster thanks to "John McCain's president, George W. Bush," and chided his Republican rival's campaign team for trying to make him look unpatriotic and weak.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; asspressbias; mccain; obama
"chided his Republican rival's campaign team for trying to make him look unpatriotic and weak"

If anything, McCain has been too soft on you, Hussein. Stop whining.

1 posted on 08/17/2008 7:20:23 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

“John McCain’s president?” Nice talk Mr. “Uniter!”


2 posted on 08/17/2008 7:23:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: indcons

Maybe Barry finallly figured out ‘when life started’ and he decided that it had something to do with Bush/Cheney and he is against it.


3 posted on 08/17/2008 7:24:42 PM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 2008)
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To: indcons

McCain didn’t have to try to make him look unpatriotic and weak. He accomplished that all by himself!


4 posted on 08/17/2008 7:25:04 PM PDT by rtbwood
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“John McCain’s president?” Nice talk Mr. “Uniter!”

Obambi is apparently too stupid to realize that the reason Independents liked him in the first place was he seemed to be a guy who would take a bi-partisan approach to governing.

His recent actions have certainly shattered that myth for them. He has exposed himself as nothing more than an inexperienced partisan hack.

We here on FR always knew it, but now the rest of America is finding it out as well.

5 posted on 08/17/2008 7:29:01 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: comebacknewt

It’s amazing how this clown keeps shooting himself in the foot. His big mouth keeps overloading his @$$. He is McCain’s secret weapon to win in November.


6 posted on 08/17/2008 7:31:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: indcons

Obama won because he lost...

Dont ask...

Just repeat the mantra...

Obama won because he lost...

Obama won because he lost...

Obama won because he lost...

O)M OM OM OM OM OM OM OM


7 posted on 08/17/2008 7:32:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: indcons

So I guess that change to a gentler, kinder American where campaigns rise above politics of attack was just a phony cover. Now there’s a shocker. /s


8 posted on 08/17/2008 7:33:24 PM PDT by highlander_UW (illegal alien is to an undocumented worker as a drug dealer is to an unlicensed pharmacist)
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To: indcons

My teenage daughter just saw the “above my pay grade” remark.

She said, “If he can’t decide whether or not to kill babies who can’t speak, he has no right to decide to kill adults. He’s a moron.”


9 posted on 08/17/2008 7:33:39 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: indcons

Ahhhhh, we’re finally seeing the REAL Obamao.


10 posted on 08/17/2008 7:33:52 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: indcons
"chided his Republican rival's campaign team for trying to make him look unpatriotic and weak"

Don't see how anyone could possibly reach that conclusion.

11 posted on 08/17/2008 7:35:12 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“John McCain’s president?” Nice talk Mr. “Uniter!”

THe McCain camp need to find a way to strip him of his "uniter" label.

Here is a man who is, by happenstance, half white, half black, half muslim half christian, so he is in a perfect position to to reach out to all those cultures - so what does he do?

He REJECTS his white heritage and he DISOWNS his muslim education. Uniter? I don't think so..

12 posted on 08/17/2008 7:39:15 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: indcons
Even so, Obama stepped to McCain's defense when a voter criticized his Vietnam era record. A Naval aviator, McCain spent 5-1/2 years as a prisoner of war there after being shot down and badly wounded.

So the AP touts Obama's "graciousness" for defending criticism of McCain's Vietnam military service and yet neglects to actually report what the criticism was. Not to mention that earlier in the article the AP mentions Obama's accusation that McCain is claiming that Obama (and his fellow Dems) are not patriotic ie. macho enough when it comes to national defense/foreign policy. That is...on Saturday McCain's service and patriotism are beyond reproach. Then Sunday McCain is following "McCain's President, Bush" and thus every scurilous charge of anti-patriotism leveled at W, Cheney and Pubbies in general can be reincarnated. Hypocrite.

Obama & AP...whatever.

13 posted on 08/17/2008 7:40:10 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("The stumbles we make (Carter) just point out the path we must or must not take." Irongranpa at LGF)
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To: indcons
"John McCain's president, George W. Bush"

How does Obama expect everybody to respectfully accept his possible presidency (God forbid!) if he himself can refer to W as "McCain's President" and thus, by inference, not his President?

14 posted on 08/17/2008 7:45:13 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("The stumbles we make (Carter) just point out the path we must or must not take." Irongranpa at LGF)
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To: indcons

That does it!!! No more Mr. Nice Guy!


15 posted on 08/17/2008 7:45:54 PM PDT by stevem
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“John McCain’s president, George W. Bush”

Hey, b. hussein, last I checked, GWB is America’s president. Or is BHO now publicly disavowing being an American?

Yes, McCain does need to get tougher, but he’s finally begun to do it, albeit gradually. Very tricky this one, as Hillary learned! The real heavy lifting will HAVE to be done by surrogates and many others, as McCain needs to gain more likability factor and, as we’ve all seen, to criticize the Annointed One (even justifiably, on anything) always, always backfires. Reverse discrimination is alive and well.

It’s absolutely infuriating - I pray nightly that the American people are as smart as I believe - and will reflect it in the voting booths.


16 posted on 08/17/2008 7:46:30 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: indcons
"they're trying to make me look unpatriotic and weak."

WELL DA!!!!!

17 posted on 08/17/2008 7:49:01 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Still backing Hunter"I refuse to be fitted with collar and chain, and given a pat on the back")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

““John McCain’s president?” Nice talk Mr. “Uniter!””

Agreed.
That is San Fran radical talk.

I guess Obama has a different President then McCain and the rest of us.

Obama is starting to crack. :D


18 posted on 08/17/2008 7:52:24 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Obama is starting to crack. :D

I agree. He is having a crackup. He attacked that guy from CBN last night after the Saddleback gig and now this. It appears as though he doesn't do well under pressure.

19 posted on 08/17/2008 7:57:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: indcons

Whiner in Chief!!

Well, let’s get this party started right!!!

Time to really go Dr. Evil on his behind

” Cry Havoc and let loose the dogs of War!!!!”


20 posted on 08/17/2008 8:00:07 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: llandres; FlingWingFlyer
is BHO now publicly disavowing being an American?

O.K., the McCain camp needs to make an ad indicating just that. It begins with the announcer saying:
"How sad, Barack Obama, Democratic Candidate for President, renounces the President of the United States."
Play the video of B. Hussein calling President Bush, "John McCain's President, George W. bush" followed by the announcer saying:
"Tell us, Mr. Obama, who is your President?"
21 posted on 08/17/2008 8:04:23 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: indcons
"John McCain's president, George W. Bush,"

An absolutely disgraceful thing to say.

Obama has absolutely no business seeking this office.

22 posted on 08/17/2008 8:05:01 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It appears as though [Obama] doesn't do well under pressure.

Just what we need in a President.

Well, maybe Putin, Ahmadinijad and Osama will give him a "time out" when he needs one...

23 posted on 08/17/2008 8:11:08 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Cheapskate

If the unpatriotic & weak shoe fits, put it on, Cinderella Hussein.


24 posted on 08/17/2008 8:13:57 PM PDT by adopt4Christ (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: indcons

What I really would like to know, is that if he (BHO) becomes President, will we be allowed to pronounce his name?


25 posted on 08/17/2008 8:36:48 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: FlingWingFlyer; gonzo

Well it sounds traitorous to me, Even IF Obama is elected I will consider him My President! That was one of the most stupid comments I ever heard from someone that wants to lead this country.


26 posted on 08/17/2008 8:41:16 PM PDT by TommyJoe
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What is more amazing, is this is the best the Democrats have to offer.


27 posted on 08/17/2008 8:51:32 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: indcons
Someones nose bent out of joint because of his pathetic performance Friday. Maybe instead of playing golf he should of been drilling over and over again the questions he could be asked, until the answers are second nature. His inexperience is showing.
28 posted on 08/17/2008 8:58:49 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: comebacknewt

The first rule of politics the candidate that changes tactics is losing.

Obmaa changed from his “We can all just get along if you worship me!” plan, becuase he was 23 points behind with independents.

Initiially the media was surveying 27 percent Repubilcnas, 34 percent Democrats and 39 percent independents. That is until McCain started to take a huge lead among independents. Then the pollsters changed the perctages to 39 percent Democrats, 30 percent Independents and 32 percent Republicans.

And the pollsters still can’t get Obama a lead.

The point is independents choose candidates on two factors. Likability and ‘What will the candidate do for me?”

Obama is losing the likability. Research for years has shown that independents vote for what they see as a nice guy or gal. Independents tend to go for a person they would invite over for coffee or to have a beer. That is not Obama. He does not appeal to indpendents on his personality.

The other factor is what the candidate will do for the independent voters. But Obama is all about those that will follow Obama to the promised land. Independents don’t vote that way.

So Obama has a huge problem with independents and white working class members of his own party.

So he tries another tact. He is now trying to drive McCain down with attacks. But that does not work. The independents LIKE MCCAIN. When Obama attacks McCain the independents who like him, defend him.

It is a strategy that almost never works.

The second rule of Politics is never attack a candidate the voters like.

I would bet the internal Democrat polls look terrible for Obama. He is now playing a big gambling offense and defense.

Candidates who are wining never gamble. Those that are losing are reduced to gambling for support. It almost never works.

The most important thing to remember is the candidate who is winning never needs to change positions or tactics.

McCain stopped changing well over a month ago. Obama has been changing nearly every day. It is hard times at the Obama camp. Things aren’t working out the way they hoped.


29 posted on 08/17/2008 8:59:18 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator
Nice analysis.

I think the Obama team is starting to see this slip away from them. They have a candidate with zero experience in a race of this magnitude, and he is making some big mistakes. He is panicking and they are panicking.

I still think we are looking at a very close election, but McCain has a better than 50/50 shot at pulling it out IMHO.

30 posted on 08/17/2008 9:07:59 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: indcons

Hard to make him look any weaker than he is. As to “unpatriotic”, I haven’t seen McCain’s camp do a single thing to suggest Obama isn’t patriotic. In fact, McCain has gone out of his way to try to build up Obama on the issue of “patriotism”.

But it’s no wonder Obama thinks everything makes him look unpatriotic — it’s probably how he feels.


31 posted on 08/17/2008 9:08:38 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: no dems

“Play the video of B. Hussein calling President Bush, “John McCain’s President, George W. bush” followed by the announcer saying:
“Tell us, Mr. Obama, who is your President?”

Brilliant idea for an ad!!! Ready-made.


32 posted on 08/17/2008 10:26:42 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: indcons

TRYING to make him look weak? Please Obombo you had your chance to make whatever Mcain says moot and as your wise wife would say, Barry you Blew that one !


33 posted on 08/18/2008 4:21:49 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Common Tator
I would bet the internal Democrat polls look terrible for Obama.

He is now playing a big gambling offense and defense.

Is he desperate enough to gamble on picking Hillary as his VP?
34 posted on 08/19/2008 9:12:11 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Despite what the media says, Hillary would not be a asset to Obama.

What Hillary managed to garner was the Anti Obama vote. The Hillary victory in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, West VA, Kentucky, California, New York, South Dakota, Mass, and a few other states were ANTI OBAMA votes at least as much as they were PRO Hillary votes.

Obama will not pick Hillary. He will pick some one who can help him win in VA or Indiana. That choice is I think 50-50.

Hillary would just cost him votes among independents. He ill not pick her. IF he did I doubt that she would take it.

She wants Obama defeated so she can run in 2012. That would be hard to cause if she were on the ticket.

In 2012 the Democrats will be begging each other to not listen to the media. Their choices only result in massive defeats.

Hillary’s object is for the next four years that everyone in the Democratic party believes that if they had not listened to the media Hillary would be president and they would have all three branches of government in their control.


35 posted on 08/20/2008 7:49:55 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator
Thanks, CT!

So, since McCain is doing fairly well, should he "play it safe" and pick Romney, or go for the non-traditional -- like Sarah Palin? (Or Lieberman?)

36 posted on 08/20/2008 10:15:52 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: indcons

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37 posted on 08/20/2008 10:18:01 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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