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  • Obama Scoffed At McCain's Spending Freeze Proposal During Campaign (VIDEO)

    01/25/2010 8:47:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 1,342+ views
    Huffington Post | 11/25/2009 | Sam Stein
    t didn't take long for the critics to come out in force -- and on YouTube -- against the Obama administration's just-leaked plan to propose a three-year freeze in discretionary, "non-security" spending as part of the upcoming budget. Some Democrats scoffed at the idea, calling it the wrong approach during a time of deep economic recession. Republicans depicted it as a political gambit destined to be shot down by a non-compliant Congress. One particularly tough attack, however, was delivered in Obama's own words -- in the form of a video compilation showing the president scoffing at just such a proposal...
  • Third Party Presidential Debate to be Aired Live by C-SPAN

    10/23/2008 3:54:54 PM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies · 519+ views
    Watch tonight (Thursday, October 23) at 9pm ET Check your local listings for the channel. Chuck Baldwin will have an opportunity to share his views in a debate scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 PM ET in Washington DC. Baldwin, along with other third party candidates will show voters they don’t have to settle for the socialist policies of Obama or McCain. Chuck will detail his vision for a return to Constitutional government in a 90 minute forum. This was the press release on the debate: WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited...
  • Obama Campaign Withdraws From Two Jewish Debates

    10/19/2008 10:07:26 PM PDT · by seastay · 9 replies · 732+ views
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | October 16, 2008 | Suzanne Kurtz
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement today: Now that the Presidential debates are over, the Obama campaign is trying to cancel all remaining debates in the Jewish community that include the Republican Jewish Coalition. Claiming they do not like recent RJC advertisements, the Obama campaign has formally instructed all of its representatives to cancel their scheduled appearances with any representative of the RJC. Former Congressman Mel Levine (CA) yesterday informed the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center that he would no longer show up for his scheduled debate this Sunday against RJC California Director...
  • Where Is McCain’s Outrage?

    10/18/2008 10:52:07 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 15 replies · 778+ views
    The New Agenda ^ | October 18, 2008 | The Stiletto
    During the final debate between John McCain and Barack Obama at Long Island’s Hofstra University moderator Bob Schieffer asked about the abased tone of the campaign, and the GOP contender made this cryptic, inside baseball reference: “In fact, some T-shirts that are very... unacceptable.” What T-shirts? McCain never says. And unless you watch FOX News or regularly read political Web sites, you would not know what the heck he's taking about. Unacceptable? The Stiletto is perplexed and dismayed that McCain has never defended the honor of his running mate, who has been called a whore, a c**t - and worse....
  • NATHAN: Presidential debates Pivotal facts missed

    10/17/2008 8:06:27 AM PDT · by CampusKing · 3 replies · 445+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2008 | Alan Nathan
    In all three presidential debates, some pivotal facts have been grotesquely obscured. The very law that Democrats cite as the reason for our current financial mess, and the one for which they blame Sen. John McCain, is a law that he opposed and they supported [-] along with the majority of both Republicans and Democrats that included Sen. Barack Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. Here's a quick recap in case you missed it
  • AP/YAHOO POLL: OBAMA 44, MCCAIN 42 (PDF File at Link)

    10/17/2008 7:42:07 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 83 replies · 2,267+ views
    AP ^ | Staff
    AP/YAHOO Poll of 873 Democrats; 650 Republicans shows OBAMA 44%, MCCAIN 42%...
  • Hey Plumber Joe: Been There, Done That

    10/17/2008 11:40:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies · 1,363+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    God love you Joe. Bless your heart Joe. You, and people like you, are what makes the country work. You make the country great. You get it -- you act on it -- and you enrich the lives of your family and your friends and your communities and your charities as a result. But I think what I should say now is "God help you Joe." Look, 16 plus years ago I was where you are now. And I must tell you if Obama wins, I am pulling the plug in a few months. I am out. I have had...
  • New AP/Yahoo Poll: O 44% M 42% (McCain Gaining)

    10/17/2008 7:49:50 AM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 139 replies · 6,176+ views
    AP/YAHOO Poll of 873 Democrats; 650 Republicans shows OBAMA 44%, MCCAIN 42%...
  • Extraordinary Joe: McCain, Obama and the plumber who is suddenly a US sensation

    10/16/2008 9:51:22 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 634+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 17, 2008 | Ed Pilkington
    It came so close to being remembered as the hockey mom election. But, doggone it, hockey moms will just have to wait another four years. The 2008 US presidential election belongs to just one man: Joe the Plumber. On Saturday Joe Wurzelbacher was, well, an ordinary Joe. Or to use a Sarah Palinism, a Joe Six Pack. Yesterday he woke to find himself transformed into an international phenomenon. By mentioning him more than 13 times in the first 10 minutes of Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate, the Republican candidate, John McCain, sent Wurzelbacher into a media stratosphere the...
  • The Obama Thugocracy Goes After Joe the Plumber

    10/16/2008 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 41 replies · 1,242+ views
    Townhall ^ | Lorie Byrd
    The star of the final Presidential debate Wednesday night was not Barack Obama or John McCain. It was Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher from Ohio. Joe the Plumber came to the attention of the candidates when a video of him questioning Obama about his tax policy made news. Video of Obama’s response that when you “spread the wealth around” it’s good for everybody, spread like wildfire across the internet, to some cable news shows, and to John McCain’s attention. Since Joe was a big focus of the debate, and a big hit with Republicans, the Obama thugocracy (as tagged by Michael...
  • Suggestion: "A Million Plunger March" in Washington, DC (in honor of Joe the Plumber)

    10/17/2008 2:57:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 43 replies · 1,276+ views
    Last night, during Austin Hill's radio show on 630 WMAL in Washington, DC, a caller named Max from Arlington (VA) called in suggesting that Americans grab their plungers (a sanitized one, please!) and march at the Washington Mall with plungers in hand and in support of John McCain and Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber -- and to reject the Democratic Congress and also Barack Obama and his absurd tax policies. I thought it was an excellent call and a great idea! E-mail Austin at the link provided if you're interested in this.
  • 'Joe the Plumber' Owes $1,200 in Back Taxes

    10/16/2008 10:04:13 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 172 replies · 2,838+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/16/2008
    HOLLAND, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber. And court documents show he owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes. "Joe," whose name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, was cited repeatedly in Wednesday night's final presidential debate by McCain for questioning Barack Obama's tax policy. Wurzelbacher instantly became a media celebrity, fielding calls during the debate and facing reporters outside his home near Toledo on Thursday morning for an impromptu nationally televised news conference.The burly,...
  • McCain-Palin 2008 Launches New Web Ad: "Joe The Plumber"

    10/16/2008 8:57:18 PM PDT · by flyfree · 33 replies · 1,498+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released its latest web ad, entitled "Joe the Plumber." The ad highlights Barack Obama's plans to increase taxes on Americans, even as they seek to build their own small businesses and create jobs. While Barack Obama talks about cutting taxes, his plan is really just a plan to "spread the wealth around" instead of creating new wealth and new opportunity. VIEW THE WEB AD HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZ3o0Di7Go Script For "Joe The Plumber" (Web :30) JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message. ANNCR: Americans are catching... JOE WURZELBACHER: Your new tax plan is...
  • Toledo Officials Move to Run Joe Wurzelbacher Out of Business

    10/16/2008 6:24:17 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 62 replies · 3,598+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 10.16.08 | Ace of Spades HQ
    GOP should be over there screaming, "Bloody Murder!"
  • DUmmies Begin to Hunker Down (Full Panic Mode)

    10/16/2008 7:11:15 AM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 89 replies · 3,582+ views
    Self | Vanity
    Even the DUmmie COmmies now think McCain will get a bounce from his brilliant performance last night. see the quotes: "McCain was tougher last night than in the previous debates, and showed a bit more crispness in his assertations than he usually does. -----------------------------------------------------"My point in saying this is to prepare people to ride out the storm. " ------------------------------------------------------- "Thats fine. Then people will see how important it is to get out the vote" -------------------------------------------------------- I agree...last night, Obama won the debate...this morning, it has slid to McCain...I just PRAY the election doesn't follow suit... -------------------------------------------------------- Yes... I agree. I...
  • Gallup: Obama 49 percent, McCain 47

    10/16/2008 6:55:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:26 PM MST Gallup: Obama 49 percent, McCain 47 Phoenix Business Journal A new Gallup Poll of likely voters has Democrat Barack Obama with a 49 percent to 47 percent lead over Arizona Sen. John McCain. That puts McCain closer in the presidential race than other polls, which have Obama with leads of between 3 and 14 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. McCain has sought in recent days to sharpen his economic message and questioning Obama’s ties to 1960s radical Bill Ayers. The Gallup poll was conducted among 2,100 likely voters.
  • 'Joe the plumber' once lived in Alaska

    10/16/2008 6:48:42 PM PDT · by Xth Legion · 39 replies · 1,551+ views
    adn.com ^ | 10/16/2008 | Kyle Hopkins
    The star of Wednesday night's presidential debate used to live in Alaska. And for once we're not talking Gov. Sarah Palin. Long before he was "Joe the plumber," Joe Wurzelbacher lived in North Pole and Eielson Air Force Base, according to Alaska public records. Family members say Wurzelbacher came to the state in the mid-1990s and stayed about four years - long enough to have the son who can be seen standing next to him in the now famous clip of Wurzelbacher grilling Sen. Barack Obama about taxes. "If Joe had his way, he would have stayed up here," said...
  • JOE THE PLUMBER: CHANGING THIS YEAR'S RACE?

    10/16/2008 6:44:35 PM PDT · by hecht · 35 replies · 941+ views
    JOE THE PLUMBER: CHANGING THIS YEAR'S RACE? As Paul noted earlier today, John McCain is "hanging around" in the Presidential race despite what would seem to be overwhelming odds. Maybe even doing a bit better than hanging around, as the current Gallup poll has Obama up by only two points, within the margin of error, among "traditional likely voters." Which illustrates the problem pollsters have, trying to figure out who will actually vote this year. I think several developments may be helping McCain a bit. The emergence of ACORN as an issue is one. Voter fraud really angers people, for...
  • Rasmussen Reports Obama McCain tied in OH 49%

    10/16/2008 6:29:44 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 34 replies · 1,479+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10-16-08 | Rasmussen
    Thursday, October 16, 2008 Barack Obama and John McCain are now all tied up at 49% each in the battleground state of Ohio, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. A Fox News/Rasmussen Reports telephone poll conducted a few days earlier showed Obama leading McCain 49% to 47% in Ohio. But only 53% of Ohio voters are now Very Confident that the votes will be properly counted and the right candidate declared the victor. Another 34% are Somewhat Confident in the outcome. Forty-five (45%) say people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote are likely to vote on Election Day....
  • Presidential Debate: Why Joe the Plumber Matters

    10/16/2008 3:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 779+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | October 16, 2008 | Matthew Bandyk
    As of last night, the tax burden on small businesses has become one of the central (if not THE central) issues of the 2008 presidential campaign. In a year when wars both foreign (Iraq and Afghanistan) and cultural (latte-sipping media elites versus hockey moms) dominated the headlines, how did this happen? Strangely enough, we can thank one man: Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio, or as he is better known, "Joe the Plumber." His feelings about Obama's tax plan were basically the centerpiece of last night's debate. Wurzelbacher's complaint is that if he bought the small business he works for, he would...