OBAMA gets another right wing endorser!!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by The Other Side, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

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    Scott McClellan bails on John McCain; President Bush still on board

    Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, the consummate Bush loyalist no more, has a knack for dropping bombshells.
    He did it with his tell-all book about life and lies in President Bush's inner circle.
    And now comes http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2008/10/23/sot.dl.mcclellan.endorse.cnn his grinning declaration, taped for a new weekend CNN show, "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News," that he has a favorite in the presidential election, and it is not John McCain.
    His face lighting up as bright as his French blue shirt, it is clear what he's going to say before he opens his mouth.
    "I will be voting for Barack Obama," he declares.
    So the week that began when one former top Bush administration figure, former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, endorsed Obama ends with the endorsement of another.
    White House Press Secretary Dana Perino indicated as recently as Wednesday that the president indended to vote for McCain.
    — James Gerstenzang
  2. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

  3. The Other Side

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    Jokes still on the republican party!!

    Thanks for the laughs!:happy-very:
  4. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Just trying to make sure you get the other side.
  5. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    The OBAMICANS!!!

    The Nation) This column was written by Ari Berman.
    In June the McCain campaign released a list of "prominent Democrats and Independents" supporting John McCain. Few of the names were prominent, and a review by the Huffington Post found that more than half of the list had "either obvious ties to the Republican Party or are regularly touted by GOP politicians as Democratic defectors."

    The newly announced group of "Republicans for Obama" hope to have a more lasting impact. They certainly have a higher profile than McCain's Democratic defectors (other than top surrogate and possible veep Joe Lieberman). Organizers on a conference call this morning included former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach, former Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee and Rita Hauser, a member of President Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. The Republican Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska also endorsed Barack Obama today. (There's an already existing Republicans for Obama website founded by John Martin, a Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan and lives in The Bronx.)

    These so-called "Obamicans" -- throwbacks to the days of traditional Republicanism -- are disgusted by the Bush Administration's militant foreign policy, reckless spending and cronyism at home, and America's plummeting reputation in the world. In John McCain, they no longer see a maverick, but a continuation of the Bush-Cheney era.

    "From my perspective, this is simply not a time for politics as usual," said Jim Leach, one of the smartest and most decent members of the House of Representatives, who represented eastern Iowa for three decades until 2006 and was one of only six House Republicans to presciently oppose the war in Iraq. "The case for inspiring, new political leadership and a social ethic has seldom been more self-evident."

    Adds Leach: "Barack Obama's platform is a call for change. But the change that he is so gracefully articulating is more renewal than departure. While a break from the ideological policies of the moment, it is rooted in very old American values that are as much a part of the Republican as the Democratic tradition. There's an emphasis on individual rights, fairness and balance at home, and progressive internationalism."

    Says Rita Hauser, "It is not traditional Republicanism to make war on everybody who disagree with you." The longtime foreign policy hand called McCain's response to the Russia-Georgia conflict "bellicose [and] threatening."

    Like Leach, Lincoln Chafee is a reminder of the days when moderates could find a home in the Republican Party as advocates for fiscal responsibility, environmental protection and restraint in foreign policy. Chafee left the Republican Party in March to vote for Obama in Rhode Island's Democratic primary. He was the first Democrat Chafee had ever voted for.

    Chafee served alongside McCain in the Senate; they were the only two Senate Republicans to oppose the Bush tax cuts in 2001. Chafee has since watched McCain adopt the very policies he once denounced. "Seeing the two different John McCain's is a fracture in his credibility," Chafee says.

    How big of an impact this group will have remains to be seen. Obama performed well in traditionally Republican areas in the Democratic primary and attracted legions of "Obamicans" in swing areas like Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Yet partisanship has hardened since the primary has ended (usually the opposite occurs), with both Obama and McCain now drawing 90 percent support from self-identified members of their parties.

    Both candidates have attempted to encroach on the other party's turf. McCain has made a bid for disaffected Clintonites, and elderly and blue-collar Democrats. Obama has courted moderate and suburban Republicans in swing states like Virginia and libertarians out West. It only takes a few points here or there to alter the election.

    Hauser says the "Republicans for Obama" website will be online tomorrow and will include "a couple of hundred thousand names. We hope it will grow exponentially as we go through the campaign."

    LOL LOL LOL:happy-very:
  6. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    So to sum it up. What you are saying is B. Hussein is going to be just more of the same.
  7. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Lets not leave out McCain supporters......


    They rejected Obama for pandering to AIWPAC
  8. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    I wonder what tipped you off. Was it the red country part being a play on the red state blue state electoral map?

    You know my original point was that endorsements were silly. More of something for the weak minded who cannot decide who to vote for themselves. I am starting to rethink my position here. You may need McCllean to tell you who to vote for. I suppose that is a more valid reason to vote for B. Hussein than anything he has actually come up with.