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McCain Adviser: BlackBerry A 'Miracle' He 'Helped Create' (Idiot Adviser Flaps Piehole)
CNN ^ | 9/16/08

Posted on 09/16/2008 9:49:14 AM PDT by steve-b

McCain senior domestic policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin said Tuesday the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device was a "miracle that John McCain helped create."...

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackberry; leftistpropaganda; mccainpalin; mccainpalin08; mediapropaganda; msmbs; propqganda; smeartactics
WTF was going through this guy's head? Or is he a plant trying to start a joke meme similar to "Al Gore invented the Internet"?
1 posted on 09/16/2008 9:49:15 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next 3 days of news reporting....


2 posted on 09/16/2008 9:51:09 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: steve-b
They say stupid things but the whole quote is not that far-fetched.

“Telecommunications of the United States, the premiere innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create,” said Holtz-Eakin. “And that’s what he did. He both regulated and de-regulated the industry.”

Or, it's just a bad joke targeting Gore and the other liberal claims to fame.

Although, from what I've read, telecommunications is better in other places than the U.S.

3 posted on 09/16/2008 9:54:14 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: icwhatudo

It’s hardly as interesting as a pig with lipstick and it wasn’t even McCain who said it, but I have a feeling that you’re correct. The MSM will grasp on to whatever it takes to make sure that McCain loses and their anointed One wins.


4 posted on 09/16/2008 9:54:22 AM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: steve-b

Meanwhile, McCain senior aide Matt McDonald said that the senator “laughed” when he heard the comment.

“He would not claim to be the inventor of anything, much less the BlackBerry. This was obviously a boneheaded joke by a staffer,” McDonald said


5 posted on 09/16/2008 9:55:14 AM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: steve-b

My memory is Al Gore made the Internet claim himself, this is just the babbling of a lackey adviser. Big difference.


6 posted on 09/16/2008 9:56:09 AM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Petronski
Steve-b is still pissed that McCain didn't chose Lieberman or Romney.
7 posted on 09/16/2008 9:57:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: steve-b

Sounds like he is on the payroll of the Hussein campaign.


8 posted on 09/16/2008 9:57:09 AM PDT by nobamanada
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To: steve-b

Don’t these “journalists” even read their own stories as they write them.

He never said McCain invented the Blackberry, or the internet, or blah blah blah. He said that McCain and his commerce committee helped to spur on communications development through their regulation and deregulations of the industry.

Now, whatever you think of the proposition that government every helps any development, at least we need to get straight what he did say.


9 posted on 09/16/2008 9:57:19 AM PDT by seanrobins (blog.seanrobins.com)
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To: steve-b

10 posted on 09/16/2008 9:57:34 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: jerod
The MSM will grasp on to whatever it takes to make sure that McCain loses and their anointed One wins.

I think the MSM has lost it's touch.  The harder they try, the further their boy Barry sinks in the polls.

11 posted on 09/16/2008 9:57:51 AM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: raybbr
Although, from what I've read, telecommunications is better in other places than the U.S.

Only in places more densely populated.

12 posted on 09/16/2008 9:58:26 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: steve-b
"He both regulated and de-regulated the industry.”

Time for Mr. Hyphenated-Last Name to leave the campaign really fast...

13 posted on 09/16/2008 9:59:53 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: steve-b

Who knows? Your CNN link goes nowhere. Is this even true?

“Not Found”

“Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.”


14 posted on 09/16/2008 10:00:36 AM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: steve-b
The idiot needs to STFU


15 posted on 09/16/2008 10:02:33 AM PDT by rvoitier ("I'll see you at the debate, bitches!" ~~ Paris Hilton, '08 Campaign)
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To: steve-b

He did not say McCain invented the BlackBerry. He used the BlackBerry as an example of the revolution in communications McCain helped bring about.


16 posted on 09/16/2008 10:02:44 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: steve-b

Fire him immediately.

Confusing the holding of a committee hearing with a creative act is a sign of terminal inside-the-beltway-itis.


17 posted on 09/16/2008 10:03:41 AM PDT by Wonka
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To: 1035rep

Try second link. I do notice Steve B likes to post only negative stories, though.


18 posted on 09/16/2008 10:04:13 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Knitebane
Although, from what I've read, telecommunications is better in other places than the U.S.

Be sure to thank Bill Clinton for that. Insisting that the next gen PCS auction involved hundreds of tiny local area pieces of bandwidth instead of a few big nationwide footprint carriers. His stated goal was to get small, minority, and female operators in the industry.

19 posted on 09/16/2008 10:06:27 AM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: steve-b

This ‘advisor’ might want to freshen up his resume.


20 posted on 09/16/2008 10:11:57 AM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: steve-b

“Helped created” is a good bit different than “invented.”


21 posted on 09/16/2008 10:12:47 AM PDT by JLS (Do you really want changec being two guys from the majority of Congress with a 9% approval rating?)
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To: steve-b

Heck I helped create them too. Worked on the software end of the RIM two way pager back in the late 90s. Ugly nasty piece of crap... not that different from it’s great great grandchild the Blackberry.


22 posted on 09/16/2008 10:14:26 AM PDT by boogerbear
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To: snarkytart

Thanks, I did, and this story is BS.

“McCain policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin was asked Tuesday in Miami how McCain’s tenure on the Senate Commerce Committee helped shape his knowledge of financial markets. Holtz-Eakin tried to link McCain’s reforms on the committee to innovations in the telecom market.”

He was holding up a blackberry as an illustration.


23 posted on 09/16/2008 10:14:33 AM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: steve-b

Doug Holtz-Eakin is actually a genius. I had Doug in a class as Syracuse; his academic record is stellar and his economic knowledge is incomparable.

For the record, he served under 41 and 44 and was the director of the CBO.


24 posted on 09/16/2008 10:15:06 AM PDT by a1gpac
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To: steve-b

“Helped created” is a good bit different than “invented.”


25 posted on 09/16/2008 10:16:17 AM PDT by JLS (Do you really want changec being two guys from the majority of Congress with a 9% approval rating?)
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To: steve-b

LOL. Steve, as usual you have nothing. You are every DUers’ favorite Freeper.


26 posted on 09/16/2008 10:16:52 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin -- The winning ticket!)
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To: Antoninus

Similar to a ‘useful idiot’.


27 posted on 09/16/2008 10:22:58 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Perdogg; Petronski

He appears to be a successful deeply embedded troll, read his shorter than expected posting history.


28 posted on 09/16/2008 10:26:51 AM PDT by ansel12 (There will be more than one "October surprise" this time. Count on it.)
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To: steve-b

When I heard this, I thought he was mocking Algore.. still, poor move considering how the media will twist anything.


29 posted on 09/16/2008 10:43:10 AM PDT by mnehring (Maverick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: raybbr

Asia’s phones and communications are 100 times better than ours.

Our biggest problem is the size of the country. We can’t upgrade infrastructure fast enough compared to places like Japan or Hong Kong etc.


30 posted on 09/16/2008 10:51:51 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: jerod
The MSM will grasp on to whatever it takes to make sure that McCain loses and their anointed One wins.

Actually, I think the msm has an interest in keeping the election close. The more suspense to the horserace, the more eyeballs to the ads, the more money.

After all, it was Algore who got skewered by the msm in 2000, for a similar issue. And don't forget how they built up Obama when he was behind Clinton, then made it look like a close primary race when it was really over. They love a tight race.

31 posted on 09/16/2008 12:06:43 PM PDT by Dick Holmes
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