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By Michael D. Shear
Sen. John McCain hasn't had good luck joking about Iran. But he tried it again Tuesday.

Responding to a question about a survey that shows increased exports to Iran, mainly from cigarettes, McCain said, "Maybe that's a way of killing them."

He quickly caught himself, saying "I meant that as a joke" as his wife, Cindy, poked him in the back.

Last time, it was also Iran. His singing about bombing Iran to the theme of the Beach Boy's "Barbara Ann" drew derision from many quarters but a "lighten up" response from McCain.

Posted at 8:03 PM ET on Jul 8, 2008
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The Timetable for Pulling our Troops out of Afghanastan depends on technology. Just as soon as we can drill the oil that's beneath Afghani Sand with a rig based in Houston, Texas, we'll bring the troops home. Our military, the one thing that protects us, you and me, is immobile without fossile fuel. Get it? Plainly put, we can't run tanks, planes, ships, rockets without fossile fuel. We're in Iraq and in Afghanistan so that we can secure fossile fuel for our industry, transportation, and military use. Elect McCain we stay; elect Obama, we stay until the wells run dry or until some PhD invents an alternate technology that will power an F22 fighter or a B2 bomber. Get it? Nations with low military might get invaded and conquered. Check out "The Rape of Nanking" by Rahn Joseph to see what happens when a nation gets conquered.

Posted by: Thinkin' It Through | July 19, 2008 1:42 PM

McCain has a serious problem, he is fixated on killing people and starting in his own words, "more wars". The mainstream press is afraid to talk the psychological consequences of his prolonged torture. Torture so severe that McCain made propaganga films for the NVA. We NEED TO KNOW. I do not believe this man is fit to be commander-in-chief.
McCain was not a coawrd for doing bombing runs. That's modern warfare, unfortunately. But he was the bottom of his class and it is questionable whether he would have been in the pilot program, if his dad hadn't been an admiral. It's intersting that both he and Bush chose to be pilots -no doubt it had to do with the much lower casuality rate, and the panache of being an "Ace".

Posted by: Bart | July 18, 2008 5:05 PM

Hmmm. What if the McCain's words had been "shoot, shoot a black" or "rape, rape your wife", would it still be a joke. Let's ask a psychoanalyst okay? If his own experience of torture justifies his "joke" then he is not over it, but projecting is rage outward, displacing on to others what he would like to do to those who abused him. Or maybe he's a chip off the old Reagan block, but losing his mind before assuming office.

Posted by: willy jarnbol | July 18, 2008 4:10 PM

zakimar,

Seriously hippie? I am an Obama supporter, but McCain spent over half a decade being tortured so you have the right to call him a coward. Wishing our own soldiers death...you're pathetic.

Posted by: Jack L | July 16, 2008 4:02 PM

McCain was a coward for dropping bombs from 10 000 feet onto Asian women and children and supports dropping bombs on Arab women and children and now wants to drop bombs on Persian women and children. McCain is a coward and a hypocrite who supports war and torture but not diplomacy and veterans. Too bad the Vietnamese didn't kill McCain like he killed their people and like him and Bush are torturing people to death in Guantanamo!

Posted by: zakimar | July 16, 2008 3:41 AM

I am so embarassed.. that we as country manage to have such an idiot as a presidential candidate. It seems that having McCain will continue with this tradition...

Singing bomb bomb bomb iran, talking about killing iranians with cigarettes.. it is simply a poor testimony, and there are so many reasons why it is simply wrong.

The world is simply astonished. Unfortunately thats how great countries fall, look at history, thats what happened to Rome.. all it takes is a couple idiots on the helm.

God save us all... it seems that the only thing McCain has on its mind is bomb Iran, kill Iranians....

Posted by: SO EMBARASSED | July 14, 2008 7:57 PM

Posted by: BehzadMD | July 14, 2008 9:36 AM

It is totally Up to Americans to let another loser run their beloved country for several more years.
It is totally Wrong to talk about any one in such manner. Concidering that this person is alos going to be The President of a country like USA, it is pretty scarey.
I often ask myself when would the American want to wake up and act like the rest of the World does really matter to them? When would they want to pick a nice person for presidency? when would they want to begin not looking at the rest of the world as more resources to use, burn and waste?!

I think Mccains can never benifit the Interest of mejority of the good-loving hardworking people of USA.

He and his type is simply not a good choice.
best of the wishes:)

Posted by: farhang | July 13, 2008 4:15 PM

McCain and many others in the media always support Israel's right to defend itself. So when/if Israel bombs Iran and Iran retaliates by raining missiles down on Tel Aviv, I suppose only the hypocrites will not support Iran's right to defend itself.

Posted by: zakimar | July 13, 2008 2:24 AM


It takes a sick and twisted individual to think that killing people is amusing.

WHY DOES JOHN MCCAIN THINK BLOWING PEOPLE UP IS FUNNY?

Hello, America - clue #1 that this person is unstable!

Posted by: Matt M. | July 11, 2008 11:03 AM

Wow... he is REALLY out of touch with the world.

I lived in Washington for a few years, I personally knew about a dozen Iranians. Guess what, McCain? They were really nice people!

ANYONE who makes comments like that should not be president! Funny thing, if someone made comments like that about McCain, he would probably be arrested, or if he was in another country, would be bombed.

Get in touch with the world, old man.

Posted by: tennisguypitt | July 10, 2008 7:26 PM

JustAnAmerican - if you investigate what happened prior to Khomeini you will find that the CIA was involved in removing Mossadegh from office and instating the Shah. This was later overthrown and led to Khomeini and the religious extremism there today. The U.S. most assuredly is responsible at least in part.

Also, it is generally accepted that Israel does have Nuclear weapons and has for some time though they have continued to deny this.

Posted by: Robert | July 10, 2008 6:44 PM

The whole world hates the US. Your country is bullying the world, trying to pick wars with every country in the world. Vietnam, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, China etc...

You are the real threat to the world. You need to realize that the more countries you bully, the more enemies you're going to create. What you think is going to make you safer, will actually make you more targeted and hated. For each person you kill, their whole families, from brothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, as well as friends and neighbors, there hearts will be filled with hatred and they will seek revenge.

The world needs peace. I pray for peace.

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Posted by: c8mg29qvdo | July 10, 2008 3:29 PM

I support McCain on some issues and Obama on others. I just have to respond to Justadad55+'s post immediately below. Defending Iran and blaming the United States is a pretty uninformed thing to do for several reasons: the regime in Iran (dating back to Khomeini) essentially founded the religious extremism that spawns today's terrorists, whether they conduct acts in Israel, Lebanon, or Iraq; Iran fuels the insurgency in Iraq and backs the violence that intentionally kills Iraqi civilians; Iran is pursuing nuclear/biological weapons to exert the real type of imperialism that America mistakenly gets accredited with; Iran openly harbors terrorist groups. The region is a threat because many of the governments in the Middle East will not control radical militant groups that not only want to perpetuate violence against Israel but also Europe and the United States; the disparity created between radical militants and the peaceful Muslim populations in each country in the Middle East spawns internal violence and external instability -- allowing it to thrive puts the world at risk.

I resent McCain's cynical statements; I also resent the notion that Americans are a threat to the rest of the world, an idea that comes from a lack of understanding the facts and history of the Middle East. Read a book on the political history of the Islamist government in Iran and then tell me if they are as innocent as you think they are. Let's not attack Iranian civilians; let's restore order in areas that desperately need it in order to progress beyond religious, social and ideological oppression. The first step is keeping Iran in check, especially since they still threaten to start a nuclear war.

Posted by: JustAnAmerican | July 10, 2008 9:33 AM

Your President started an unnecessary war, for oil, millions have died in a Region where we will never be needed, nor posed any real threat to the US. The USA is complaining about Iran, but showing off your new drones that can travel several thousand miles, conflicting massive assaults. Now, I must as all Americans. Who is the real threat to the world? I don't blame Iran, the world is worried. And you wonder why gas is up and people are loosing homes. You are to dam busy meddling in others affairs. Your only income is yet more military hardware that will esculate a world on the brink of the big war. Speaking of weapons of mass destruction. Look in the Mirror, friends, will it never end? Sick joke Senator McCain.

Posted by: justadad55+ | July 10, 2008 7:17 AM

When you have to say "that was a joke," you've already figured out that what you just said was tasteless and not funny. It's frankly sick to make a joke out of the fact that American cigarettes have killed so many people.

Posted by: JohnD | July 10, 2008 12:40 AM

Drivel and blather...do you think anyone really cares about all these comments or is persuaded by any of your arguments?

Posted by: Russ | July 9, 2008 11:38 PM

The bottom line is McCain is a war machine fanatic who has no reservations about killing innocent children. His poor military service is as bad as that of Bush Jr. He's a closet racist and doesn't have a clue about what it takes to be President.

Posted by: byter | July 9, 2008 11:06 PM

DCDave,
He really is funny. I love when he walks how he looks like a penguin. That's what you were calling funny wasn't it.

Posted by: RG | July 9, 2008 10:56 PM

Guido,

You're not aware that McCain restricts the press now. Your excuse for McCain's lack of discipline and professionalism means you set low stand for your leader. Bush has had excuses for 5 years, its the basis of his Iraq policy. If you had demanded competence from your president we would not be in the economic mess we are in today. Guido, it's time for a change.

Posted by: RG | July 9, 2008 10:51 PM

Maybe, while doing Barak's dirty work, Chris-bama could make the point here and there that the reason for all these comments by McCain is that he takes questions from everyone, everywhere. He talks the press until THEY are exhausted and he isn't afraid to talk like a normal person, including making off-the-cuff remarks. Obama doesn't have as many gaffes because he hides from the press and only performs rehearsed pieces to carefully selected audiences of fawning rubes.

Posted by: guido | July 9, 2008 9:47 PM

People including the media always stress that Iran is an enemy of America. However, it's never mentioned why that's the case. The US had the CIA overthrow the democratic Premier of Iran in 1953 Mossadeq and install the Dictator/tyrant the Shah who was supported by the US and encouraged his brutal oppression on the population. The situation under the Shah got so bad that the people actually welcomed the Ayatollah. Just as the British oppression of Germany after WWI was so bad (see the Treaty of Versailles) that the German people actually welcomed Hitler.
So once again McCain thinks he is justified in killing other people and overthrowing a foreign government (see how well that worked in Iraq - in another generation there will be an Ayatollah running Iraq too). If (God forbid) McCain gets elected, he will start a war with Iran, which has about 3 times the population of Iraq and is 4 times the size. McCain will need to draft US citizens to get the manpower for another war, oil prices will double, we will be paying over $8 per gallon and our economy will make the Great Depression look like a party. McCain's two "jokes" should frighten us more than the Iranians. McCain is Martin Sheen's character in the Dead Zone and Obama is Christopher Walken's character.

Posted by: zakimar | July 9, 2008 9:08 PM

DCDave wrote: "We should threaten Iran, maybe that way they will back down and dismantle their nuclear program without us having to bomb them."

Excuse me, have you not realized that this has been the Bush tactic for the last 5+ years, and it has not worked? Every time we make a threat, Iran comes back with their own threats which increase uncertainty in the oil markets and ultimately raise gasoline prices.

Posted by: Bill | July 9, 2008 8:24 PM

We should threaten Iran, maybe that way they will back down and dismantle their nuclear program without us having to bomb them.

Also McCain is a funny guy, much funnier than Obama

Posted by: DCDave | July 9, 2008 8:15 PM

People aren't angry enough at this man's awful awful 'jokes'. If you were Iranian, it wouldn't sound like a joke, it would sound like a threat. To put it in perspective, what would happen if someone 'joked' about killing McCain? Everyone would be up in arms. Why is one any more allowable than the other?

Posted by: Rawkcuf | July 9, 2008 7:52 PM

From Reuters:

"Maybe that's a way of killing 'em," McCain said to reporters during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "I meant that as a joke, as a person who hasn't had a cigarette in 28 years, 29 years," he added, laughing.

So the joke has to do with the cigarette-smoking and NOT the fact that he just "jokingly" talked about killing a nation of people???!!!

This is truly frightening. Do people really not think that this man is going to drag our country into another unilateral war?

Posted by: Monica | July 9, 2008 7:48 PM

re: BKMJ and its statement about Joe Lieberman "a personal Jew on a string"

Go back to Nazi Germany, you foul-mouthed moron.

Posted by: speakthetruth | July 9, 2008 4:29 PM

No laughing matter. We need a different attitude toward other people in the world! Please spare us any more jokes.

Posted by: Dr_JES | July 9, 2008 3:44 PM

if his campaign keeps faltering, before the Republican Convention McCain will announce a cancer recurrence so Romney can run. Just making a McCain joke," don't make a big deal over nothing."

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 9, 2008 3:38 PM

As an Iranian this is an offensive statement. The sad thing is that Iranian people are being oppressed by their own government as well as the US government on a daily basis.

It is not a JOKE Mr. McCain! It reveals what is really in your mind. It would be a shame if this person gets elected.

Posted by: Mehrdad | July 9, 2008 3:03 PM

More geezer humor from our gaffer. Don't think we're yet enough of a geriatric America for it to appeal, though.

Posted by: Old white vet | July 9, 2008 2:51 PM

I suppose McCain thinks that dying from cancer is a funny way to go. And since when is it good campaign strategy to advocate the killing of citizens of another country? This guy is truly the most inept candidate of any party in recent history. He tries to use humor to make him seem like an "everyman" (and not someone who married into a fortune), but his sense of humor is just flat and stupid.

For all of you who call McPain a "leader" with "experience", he has had several incidents this campaign where someone has to whisper in his ear or poke him in the back to either keep him in check or guide him in his answer. Nice leadership.

Posted by: McPain for Retirement | July 9, 2008 2:26 PM

John:

Much as we'd love to follow your advice, the direction this country is headed in requires our paying attention and taking action right now.


Top military officials who have served in Iraq have said America will need to reinstate the draft just to maintain in Iraq. The Pentagon has hired an outside firm to create a database on draft eligible high school and college students. The military keeps lowering its standards just to meet recruitment goals. McCain stated in May 2008, "We don't have a big enough Army."


Read these military facts:

StopThinkVote.com: Military Facts

As the mother of two young sons, the outcome of this election may well affect their future and whether or not they are drafted to fight in the Middle East. I'm tending to my children by paying attention and getting involved.

Posted by: DMWhipp, Florida | July 9, 2008 2:11 PM

You people need to get a life !!

Posted by: Skeeter | July 9, 2008 1:59 PM

McCain is not an entertainer. He is not a morning radio host, he is not a TV chat show host, he is not a standup comedian, a talking head nor a columnist. He is a U.S. senator asking to be elected to the Office of the President of the United States. I don't want my political leaders provocatively "funny"; that's not their job. I don't want Obama telling the jokes Chris Rock does and I don't want Hillary Clinton using Sarah Silverman's punchlines. There's nothing inherently evil about what McCain said and I don't doubt he meant it in a jocular fashion. But even if the remark was itself relatively benign, it's inappropriate for THIS man to be telling it at THIS time. The fact that McCain seems unable to curb his tongue speaks negatively about his temperment and (lack of) self-control and restraint. The President is also the chief diplomat and politician and diplomats and politicians should know when to curb their tongues. The fact that McCain can't seem to restrain himself speaks poorly about his fitness for the office he seeks.

Posted by: Peter Lee | July 9, 2008 1:53 PM

This is exactly what America must avoid, bellicose statements like, "wiping Israel off the map." Where do you draw the line between (poor taste in) humor or insidious empty threats?

Saber rattling only increases the belligerence of Iran's hardliners and undermines America's credibility among our allies.

Mr. McCain should offer a formal apology to the Iranian people, the most pro-America Muslim nation, and America's greatest ally in Iran against Islamic fundamentalism.

http://usiranalliance.org

Posted by: Christopher Feld | July 9, 2008 1:52 PM

i hope we are not mistaken for a bully? what do you think the whole world stand for. what make you think that Bush/mcain have the right to bomb another any country, but the people do not have the right to kill our soldiers. is a pity we already have over 4,100 widows and greving parrents.

Its amazing and will be the last wonder of the world to elect another war monger.

God have mercy on America.

Posted by: joe | July 9, 2008 1:51 PM

Jokes tend to reflect the true nature of the man. Dark humor, as the so called ex-Viet Nam vet called it, reflects those with dark spitits. Saying dark things when one is engaged personally in combat is one thing, to say them when one is actively engaged in running for the presidency of the US is another.

There is no excuse for McShame's continued use of death jokes against Iran and Iranians on the campaign trail. What an image this sends about the Man, the GOP and the US. How are we to persuade a people that we are behind them, even if we are against and despise their despicable leaders, if we joke about killing everyone including the people?

We can do better than this. We are better than this! We just cannot let this man and his temperament / dark side win the White House.

Posted by: Vgirl1 | July 9, 2008 1:48 PM

"Personal Jew on a string?" says BKMJ.

Regardless of the context (an oft-used excuse by McCain when faced with questionable comments of his and his supporters), this type of talk reflects more poorly of the person who typed it than anyone being referred to. I for one do not believe it is relevant or adds any value.

Posted by: crazy4glf@yahoo.com | July 9, 2008 1:15 PM

Well, Mcclane has done it again. Joking about the deaths of human beings. I'll bet his handlers are scolding him right now for his downright dangerous attempt at a joke. Of course, McSame is like Bush -- he no more knows what is going on around him than the man in the moon. Wonder what the DDDUUUHHH express will come up with next. McSame still doesn't understand how the Iraqi Government could double-cross him by calling for a timetable to withdraw all American Troops from Iraq, while it chums up with Iran.

Posted by: caliguy55 | July 9, 2008 1:00 PM

There are some seriously disturbed people posting comments on this thread, especially the ones who attack Obama. WTF has he got to do with McSame's idiotic ramblings?

They say you can really tell a person's true nature by the way he/she acts when they are drunk -- and their sense of humor, or lack of it.

Johnny seems to have said it all.

Posted by: thesuperclasssux | July 9, 2008 12:50 PM

Jacques Coffe,

Iranians ain't Arabs.

Posted by: Dirk | July 9, 2008 12:39 PM

What I don't get is who exactly we are supposed to want to kill in Iran in the first place?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 12:30 PM

The only arabs Lieberman likes are dead ones. Thats why he has latched onto McCain
to instigagate more trouble. Perhpas he doesn't know that Iran is not Arab.
Obama is a pie in the sky rhetoric.
The U.S. certainly can blame itself for
choosing such mediocre and downright dangerous candidates.
Next comes a draft and an exodus to Canada!

Posted by: jacques coffe | July 9, 2008 12:29 PM

Its big business that has hooked other countries on cigarettes to begin with.
All the Asians coming here NYC are smokers
since the biggies could not sell enough in
the U.S.
McCain is on his way to being a latter day
Regan...........

Posted by: gany | July 9, 2008 12:22 PM

Its big business that has hooked other countries on cigarettes to begin with.
All the Asians coming here NYC are smokers
since the biggies could not sell enough in
the U.S.
McCain is on his way to being a latter day
Regan...........

Posted by: gany | July 9, 2008 12:22 PM

No- Nobama...

Posted by: Sherry Kay | July 9, 2008 12:12 PM

Obama not fit for president - you are not fit for anything because you are consumed with hatred and misinformation. McSame is the number one flipflopper. He has too many senior moments. He has no morals by the way he treated his first wife and his second wife. Go ahead and vote for the same McSame and you will probably be out of a job and your home (if you have one) soon.
Get use to President Obama and don't get too offended because McSame will get smashed come November.

Posted by: ob08 | July 9, 2008 12:05 PM

What an absolutely horrible candidate for president - is mccain the best the gop had? Sheesh. He's in way over his head. Lord help us all if he somehow miraculously gets elected. This type of thing shows what a social klutz Mccain is - just like bush - an embarrassment waiting to happen. You don't see that with Obama.

Posted by: JDB | July 9, 2008 12:05 PM

He is just a sacrificial lamb in an election they know they can't win. You notice no one will campaign for or with him. Except of course Joe L. his personal Jew on a string following him around sniffing his ass. Mccain is nothing more then a dime a dozen politician you find walking around Washington on any given day. Just a throw away candidate.

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How did this guy get nominated by the repubs in the first place. He's too old to cut the mustard. We are in for more of the same BS if he gets in, as we have had with "W". I feel sorry for our good old USA. I'm just afraid he will be elected cause Obama has a long road to pull. Too much racial problems for him I'm afraid.

Posted by: bkmj | July 9, 2008 11:50 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 12:02 PM

Being a POW doesn't qualify anybody to be president any more that it qualifies anybody to be a concert pianist, architect, primary school teacher, or used car dealer. In fact, the POW experience may actually make it harder to handle some of those jobs. Exhibit A is John McCain. He says he hates war, but his joking about "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" makes it obvious that he doesn't think about how it feels to be on the receiving end of his bombs. I would have thought that September 11, 2001 would have made it possible for him to feel how civilians felt during the bombing of downtown Panama City, downtown Hue, Hanoi, Haiphong, downtown Beirut, downtown Baghdad, downtown Belgrade -- but apparently not.

Posted by: Mark | July 9, 2008 12:01 PM

Being a POW doesn't qualify anybody to be president any more that it qualifies anybody to be a concert pianist, architect, primary school teacher, or used car dealer. In fact, the POW experience may actually make it harder to handle some of those jobs. Exhibit A is John McCain. He says he hates war, but his joking about "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" makes it obvious that he doesn't think about how it feels to be on the receiving end of his bombs. I would have thought that September 11, 2001 would have made it possible for him to feel how civilians felt during the bombing of downtown Panama City, downtown Hue, Hanoi, Haiphong, downtown Beirut, downtown Baghdad, downtown Belgrade -- but apparently not.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 12:01 PM

What does it mean that so many of you are so obsessed with politics? Just pull the lever in November or give money to your favorite candidate and get on with enjoying life while it lasts. Tend your garden.

Posted by: John | July 9, 2008 11:57 AM

Mccain is no combat vet. He ducked out of real military service by getting into the naval academy even though he had grades that would never have let someone like him in. Then he went into aviation again even though not qualified because of who his family was. He then did his part of the war from the safety of his plane as he dropped bombs. He was, based on his history, probably shot down due to his own stupidity and ineptness. He was just one step above a draft dodger using his family connections to get him a position he was in no way qualified for. Mccain was "NEVER" at any time a leader of men when in the navy. He neither lead or commanded anyone, because he was not qualified. You don't want your life in the hands of someone so obviously unqualified as Mccain, in Viet Nam or today as president.

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Obviously the people who critize his attempt at humor are not combat vets. McCain being a combat vet along with otheras always used dark humor to lighten up an otherwise pressure situation. As a fellow Viet Nam era A4 pilot, we used to say that an A4 pilot that gve up smoking was an optimist.You had to be there to understand this type of humor and the context it was said and under what circumstances.

Posted by: meanmarine | July 9, 2008 11:24 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 11:56 AM

How did this guy get nominated by the repubs in the first place. He's too old to cut the mustard. We are in for more of the same BS if he gets in, as we have had with "W". I feel sorry for our good old USA. I'm just afraid he will be elected cause Obama has a long road to pull. Too much racial problems for him I'm afraid.

Posted by: bkmj | July 9, 2008 11:50 AM

If there were a psychological test one had to pass to be eligible for POTUS, I get the distinct feeling McCain would fail.


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Posted by: DMW, Tallahassee | July 9, 2008 11:49 AM

meanmarine,
I'm not sure if you're trying to defend McCain, or saying that regular folks ought to lay off because only A4 pilots understand that kind of sick joke.
If he's going to be president, McCain better start to think like a president of all americans, not a president of the US army!

Posted by: RFR | July 9, 2008 11:29 AM

Obviously the people who critize his attempt at humor are not combat vets. McCain being a combat vet along with otheras always used dark humor to lighten up an otherwise pressure situation. As a fellow Viet Nam era A4 pilot, we used to say that an A4 pilot that gve up smoking was an optimist.You had to be there to understand this type of humor and the context it was said and under what circumstances.

Posted by: meanmarine | July 9, 2008 11:24 AM

The fact is Mccain doesn't want to be president and has privately expressed it. He wishes he could get out of this spot he finds himself in.

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I love how this election is about Obama, and Obama alone. Hell, even 100 word article that never mentions his name sparks comments about him.

John McCain hates campaigning. He hates being in front of cameras - and he obviously hates lying about his personal views for the sake of the right wing and this election.

And yet, no one cares about John McCain. They all care about Obama.

This November when the majority of you go to the polls, you will push the button either for or against Obama. None of you will choose McCain. You will choose against Obama.

You are becoming too easy to read, too easy to piss off, and too easy to predict. I laugh my ass off at you every day! I will be sad when the day comes that I won't be entertained by your inane comments!

I swear its better than Comedy Central, and 3 times as retarded. Tune In Daily!
Posted by: LMAO | July 9, 2008 11:04 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 11:20 AM

So if he does become prez will Lieberman and his wife be surgically tied to his a$$ to prevent him from blowing up the world for fun?

Posted by: dan | July 9, 2008 11:11 AM

Another retard for the White House.

Posted by: Me | July 9, 2008 11:05 AM

I love how this election is about Obama, and Obama alone. Hell, even 100 word article that never mentions his name sparks comments about him.

John McCain hates campaigning. He hates being in front of cameras - and he obviously hates lying about his personal views for the sake of the right wing and this election.

And yet, no one cares about John McCain. They all care about Obama.

This November when the majority of you go to the polls, you will push the button either for or against Obama. None of you will choose McCain. You will choose against Obama.

You are becoming too easy to read, too easy to piss off, and too easy to predict. I laugh my ass off at you every day! I will be sad when the day comes that I won't be entertained by your inane comments!

I swear its better than Comedy Central, and 3 times as retarded. Tune In Daily!

Posted by: LMAO | July 9, 2008 11:04 AM

What's amazing is someone who touts all of this foreign policy knowledge doesn't seem to know that Iranians generally like the U.S. more than any other country - their government is not reflective of the people. If his military strategy is to bomb every government that doesn't like us then the world is in alot of trouble because we're not too popular anywhere right now. McCain, with his continual stupid statements and misspeaks is answering the question of how being a POW qualifies him toe President - it doesn't.

Posted by: Auntie Cairo | July 9, 2008 11:03 AM

Oh, dear God, now we have his granddaughter- I mean- his wife poking the old man to stop the stupid comments...great. And Steve? One more off the subject post about Obama, and you will win a prize from McCain.com - a picture of one of his 8 houses...good luck!

Posted by: 2008 | July 9, 2008 11:03 AM

tired of polictical coverage. maybe we can start over. scary ..... insecure.....not sure where we're headed......not sure of what will become of us..............what;s a girl to do... i know do my hair,my nail , why bother

Posted by: david l | July 9, 2008 10:59 AM

"These types of comments don't help him separate his policies from G.W. Bush's."

What's to separate?

Posted by: AdrickHenry | July 9, 2008 10:58 AM

What's the difference between McCain and a pail full of s***? The pail, of course!

Posted by: antiwar | July 9, 2008 10:57 AM

Hey, it's a good job this guy isn't a serious presedential candidate in the world's most powerful and heavily armed country.

Cough.

Posted by: boxthejack | July 9, 2008 10:55 AM

Most of the comments here refect the real nature of our problems in the United States. The comments are hateful without any merit and for the most part those in these postings are ill informed about world and national politics. They offer no solutions just rhetoric and prove that the dumbing down of the average American is complete thats to the GOP who could not give a rats ass about educating the American people. I truely feel sorry for our country and what it has become.
GO OBAMA 08

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Posted by: bq31dj3yze | July 9, 2008 10:36 AM

Some posters are partially correct on McCain's statement. It is what many Americans are thinking, too. Many stupid Americans, that is.

Let's see. If Ahmedinejad said that he approved of Iranians selling us stuff to kill us, would you guys get a chuckle?

What is the difference?

Posted by: steve boyington | July 9, 2008 10:33 AM

This is an extremely offensive and telling statement by McCain. First of all, the Iranian people are not the problem. The problem is the Iranian government. Just as we did not like Osama bin Laden killing innocent civilians for the actions of the US government, we need to understand what the problem is. Its clear from this "joke" and from other statements, that McCain doesn't understand this difference. He believes all Iranians are evil and that we should bomb and kill them.

Second, the fact that he is so cavalier in his stupid statements does not bode well for his ability to carry on meaningful relationships with other leaders.

What we have in McCain is a warmongering, ignorant fool that doesn't know how to get along with others.

Posted by: enoughalready | July 9, 2008 10:32 AM

Umm, I thought the JOKE was funny. It can only be taken as a JOKE because cigarettes take way too long to get rid of the Iranians....

Posted by: Sweet Victory | July 9, 2008 10:31 AM

The Mccain calling his wife a C is not a rumor you have to take on faith. He said it in front of a group of people. It's not a rumor.

+++++++
It is comments like these that makes me believe McCain called his wife a "c&nt" and other deragotory things. For a presidential candidate to infer that cigarettes "killing the population of Iran is a good thing", is reprehensible. McCain should not be running for President. He lacks judgement and intelligence.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 9, 2008 10:23 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 10:29 AM

hey obama not blah blah, here's an interesting read for you:

"You have two choices for president:

The first one has one of the longest lines of political experience in history. He is exceedingly popular in congress. He was a soldier who volunteered to defend the United States in the Navy.

The second one has no real political experience outside of Illinois. He is tall and lanky with big ears. He even lost a few of his first attempts at gaining political office. He is an excellent speechwriter and orator. He is a good attorney and has a successful law practice.

So which one would you choose?

This is a trick question because both were already Presidents of the United States. The first one is the 15th President of the United States, James Buchannan. He is the President who mired us in the Civil War by declaring the action illegal but doing nothing when the south decided to seceed from the Union. He is largely considered by historians as being the worst President in American history.

He was followed by the other man who became the 16th President of the United States: Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln is credited with the end of slavery, the end of the Civil War, and unification of the nation. He became president at a dark time when our country was deeply divided over very polarizing issues. He had no experience in Washington prior to his Presidency. He is widely considered by historians as one of the best Presidents in American History."

now let me elaborate. the fact of the matter is that we have no idea what we are going to get from obama OR mccain. bush had no experience beside being the governor of texas, and we all remember how woefully inadequate his knowledge of foreign affairs... and hell, GEOGRAPHY was before he took office. then again, looking at the sorry state of america right now, that probably is not the best example, but the fact of the matter is that we have to look at the present issues and how each candidate looks at them. this means investigating them yourself, not just listening to the slant that your pundits spoonfeed you. let me straighten you out really quick:

obama said he wants to give prisoners habeus. ok, where's the problem with this? give them a day in court so we can actually find out if they're innocent or guilty. brother, i was in afghanistan for 9.5 months of my life, & i saw what the detention centers were like in kandahar & bagram. the problem with the "war on terror" (a stupid premise in itself to go to war with an EMOTION) is that there are no enemy troops in 3rd reich uniforms. you don't know who the good and bads guys are. why detain them ALL indefinitely on the TAXPAYER BUCK with only confessions coherced by torture as evidence? i got news for you: the reason saddam's troops surrendered so easily is because they were expecting good treatment from our military. food, shelter and no torture. defending our ideals makes fighting on the ground easier for us. tarnishing that puts troops in jeopardy.

what weapons is he against to use on al qaeda? as far as i can tell, he wants to stop wasting resources and taxpayer money in iraq and go after the REAL enemy. by the way, why did we invade iraq again? all i remember is my commander and half of my combat equipment being boxed up & shipped to kuwait early march 2003. not very conducive to catching bin Laden, you would think.

flip flops about talking to iran's president? no, he actually never mentioned ahmadinejad. that's be like going to work and asking your boss' secretary for a raise. he meant grand ayatollah khomeini, who actually runs the country. if you're so knowledgeable on jimmy carter history, maybe you can think back a little further to how nixon defied the "isolate your enemy" logic by opening up trade with china.

now mccain wants to continue in iraq, bomb bomb iran and maintain afghanistan. i, my friend, am a conservative, not a NEOCON. regardless of whether we can usurp their natural resources, we CAN NOT AFFORD mccain. our enemies the taliban and al qaeda have reformed in the paki tribal regions, and one of the candidates said he'd get them. why does obama sound more conservative than mccain? you used to depend on conservatives to END WARS! close up shop in iraq, don't waste time in iran and clean up in afghan/paki. bring them home & keep our $ in the USA.

Posted by: cynical | July 9, 2008 10:23 AM

It is comments like these that makes me believe McCain called his wife a "c&nt" and other deragotory things. For a presidential candidate to infer that cigarettes "killing the population of Iran is a good thing", is reprehensible. McCain should not be running for President. He lacks judgement and intelligence.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 9, 2008 10:23 AM

to me, his cavalier attitude about serious issues is scary. I don't think McCain has the judgment to govern our country. I call him McScary.

Posted by: bernadette | July 9, 2008 10:11 AM

Every morning I wake up and flip on the news hoping to see them covering Mccains massive stroke. Now that would make me laugh but then again I guess Mccain and I share the same sense of humor.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 10:08 AM

McCain Croc list:

*The old McCain didn't want an amendment and didn't want Roe overturned. The new McCain completely disagrees with the old McCain.

*McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as "an agent of intolerance" in 2002, but has since decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans "deserved" the 9/11 attacks. (Indeed, McCain has now hired Falwell's debate coach.)

*McCain used to oppose Bush's tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.

* In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending "dirty money" to help finance Bush's presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.

* McCain supported a major campaign-finance reform measure that bore his name. In June, he abandoned his own legislation.

* McCain took a firm line in opposition to torture, and then caved to White House demands.

* McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.

* McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he's pro-ethanol.

* McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.


Posted by: Stephanie | July 9, 2008 10:05 AM

From military records:

"In 1958 McCain crashed his first plane into Corpus Christi Bay on a practice flight. He crashed his second plane flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula and clipping power lines. McCain's third crash occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. McCain's fourth aircraft loss occurred July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot. While seated in the cockpit of his aircraft waiting his turn for takeoff, an accidently fired rocket slammed into McCain's plane. He escaped from the burning aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft, and threatened to sink the ship. McCain's fifth loss happened during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, when McCain's A-4 Skyhawk was shot down."

Posted by: McCain's Military Record | July 9, 2008 9:52 AM

Well, jokes are jokes; rumors are rumors. Why do you respond?

What you guys have to be sensitive is who is more qualified. The Dem Party endorsed a wrong candidate.

Posted by: Premier | July 9, 2008 9:50 AM

Ignore everything I say, even my name. I am crazy. I have Tourette's of the Blog.

Posted by: Obama not fit to be president of the united states | July 9, 2008 9:50 AM

...and many want this man (who appears to have early stages of dementia), to be the leader of these United States? I think NOT!!!

Posted by: Delores | July 9, 2008 9:48 AM

To Julian McCain has military discipline.

Obama is the one who will try to act tough for never serving.

Obama will make statements publicy about hitting pakistan that caused turmoil.

Obama's statements about pakistan caused massive deaths in pakistan against the government.

Obama's statements about pakistan caused friction between the parties.

Pakistan is very fragile you can't make statements like that publicly.


Obama is not qualified to be president. He has zero experience.

Obama is not fit to be president of this country maybe a country like iran he would make a good president. Then Obama could strike Israel and help Hamas.

Posted by: Obama not fit to be president of the united states | July 9, 2008 9:47 AM

And meanwhile, the price of oil shoots up $5.00 a barrel amid "increased tension between the U.S. and Iran." Hmmm... A very Republican-y pattern is emerging here: gaffe/sabre-rattling by a leading official, followed by an oil price spike. Wonder how much Cindy has invested in oil futures?

Posted by: gm | July 9, 2008 9:45 AM

To cynical, Obama has no experience.

He flips flops constantly on whether he will listen to the military or not.

First Obama announces he will attack Pakistan publicly. Then in a debate said he wouldn't strike Bin Laden if there was any chance of collateral damage and we shouldn't make him a martyr.

Obama also wants to give every prisoner in afghanistan habeus corpus rights.

Massive amount of prisoners will be let go and be on the attack again.

You don't win a war with a far leftist.

It is like saying we need Jimmy Carter to go after al queda.

This is a joke. Obama is against so many of the military weapons we are using against al queda.

Obama as commander and cheif is a joke.

He is for talking to the iran president then he is against it.

He is against the israel wall then he is for it.

He is for an undivided jerusalem to aipac then he is against it the next day.

Obama calls Maliki the president of Iraq when he is the prime minister.

It seems like our elections are like american idol.


McCain has been a leader on the senate armed services committee and it counts for nothing.

Obama has no experience.

McCain knows the world leaders. McCain has gone to nato security conference meetings every year.

McCain has gotten breifings.

Obama has ZERO experience. It seems like this election is a joke. The less qualified you are doesn't matter. If you have a cool name and you have a mixed color of your skin that is what is presidential.

Posted by: Obama not presidential | July 9, 2008 9:43 AM

Um and what happens, tension really heat up, and we have these irresponsible statements from McCain. Not fit for president.

Posted by: Julian | July 9, 2008 9:35 AM

Sounds like more Bush League diplomacy. Talk big while undermining our nation's interest. Tough talk may help in some polls but it is against our future interests. Once the electorate grows up and doesn't equate foreign affairs to pro wrestling prematch interviews, we will be better off. Hopefully, that time is now.

Posted by: WTF | July 9, 2008 9:30 AM

You are not debating or commenting on the topic, but more about dissing each other.
GET BACK TO WORK FOLKS.
DO SOMETHING REALLY USEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE.

Posted by: Rosie | July 9, 2008 9:28 AM

During a meeting, McCain shook his fist and waved his index finger at Dolores Apodaca Alfond, chairwoman of the National Alliance of POW/MIA Families, making her cry.
McCain accused the POW/MIA activists of fraud, calling them "the most craven, most cynical and most despicable human beings to ever"
McCain is the one isn't qualified.
McCain should have never been allowed to graduate from the U.S. Navy flight school
McCain should be in jail.
McCain was a below average student and a lousy pilot.
During his relative short stunt on flight status, McCain lost five U.S. Navy aircraft, four in accidents and one in combat.
McCain is the one who isn't presidential.

Posted by: Stephanie | July 9, 2008 9:26 AM

I'm an Iranian. I can't believe it. Death of a nation? I prefer to think that he refered to that terrorists (the regime) not the Iranian people.

Posted by: Sepanta | July 9, 2008 9:24 AM

McCain is a hot head.

McCain called Chelsea Clinton ugly and said Janet Reno is her father .
McCain jokes about Alzheimers, saying the good thing asbout it is you can hide your own Easter eggs.
McCain sings Bomb Bomb Iran to his kids every night.
McCain uses offensive terms like "gooks".

McCain calls his wife a c*nt.
McCain gave military info to his captors, including his ship name and info on his target.
McCain belittles and talks down to people.

Posted by: Stephanie | July 9, 2008 9:22 AM

A joke, this man is sad. Im ashamed to be an American. Ive heard of poor white trash, but im seeing first had "rich white trash" at its best him and his wife, and its sad and disgraceful.

Posted by: Sad Country | July 9, 2008 9:22 AM

"Obamabots"

How comfortable are you with your attempt to slur the nearly 50% of the electorate who is currently saying they're vote for Obama, and the 20% who are undecided? Calling voters childish names aren't going to help your candidate.

Posted by: DG | July 9, 2008 9:21 AM

Its amazing that you guys that I expect should know better in busy throwing bricks at. The just concluded Russian election produce a phase that was not known to world leaders. Obama does not have to be a celeb to seek the presidency. Presidency is all about strong judgement and that is what had kept him this far. We are electing Obama President of the USA because a changed washinton is the way to go. The 1950 cardillacs can not guarrantee a safe environment for our future.

Posted by: Joe | July 9, 2008 9:21 AM

Can he not differentiate between the younger Iranian generation who actually hates their leaders and the mullahs who run the country? Does he w3ant all Arabs/Persians to hate us? Is that his way of dealing with them?

Posted by: dave | July 9, 2008 9:20 AM

Wright, Rezco, whomever, What the hell does that have to do with Obama. He is his own individual man. If those are reasons why you won't vote for a man, then don't vote for him and continue to suffer with $8 gas, like damn fools. McShame is an embarrassment. McShame= Bush, Rove and everthing wrong in America.

Posted by: Grow up | July 9, 2008 9:18 AM

McNutball is an idiot that don't know what to say out of his mouth. This man, like bush, has no common sense what-so-ever, no manners and no respect for himself or this country. Just because you served in the military that makes you honorable. The way this man carries himself you don't see an ounce of military background in nothing he says or do, can you imagine Colin Powell being this disrespectful. McNutball is complete garbage.

Posted by: Stop Hatin | July 9, 2008 9:13 AM

The problem with McCain is that he sees the Iranians collectively as evil people. He cannot differentiate between those that would do harm and those who are peace loving and victims in their own country. When he makes statements as he did about "Bomb-Bomb-Bomb Iran and maybe cigarettes will kill them " he is blinded by his zeal to retaliate by any means. What an idiot. Very Scary.

Posted by: lg | July 9, 2008 9:04 AM

Wright, Pfleger, Rezko, blah blah blah.

1st of, those talking points are already irrelevant and completely out of the minds of the general electorate. sorry guys, but other than you folks who watch fox news and listen to rush religiously, those points aren't even the focus of discussion... and operation chaos won't matter in the general election, because none of you were gonna vote for the donkey party anyway.

seriously, i'm not really 100% thrilled with our candidates this time around, but at least:
a) they're both a whole lot better than bush vs. kerry,
b) at least bush is gone after this year, and
c) we may acutally have some good come out of this election, like being able to take your kid to the doctor for an ace bandage and some tylenol without having to pay $1,500 for a 30 minute visit.

and by the way, those comments mccain made were retarded. i don't care how you try to spin this. backhanded threats to THE PEOPLE of sovereign nation by a presidential candidate and potential commander in chief are unacceptable. threatening to skewer osama in pakistan if they don't let us in may have been inappropriate to say out loud too, but hell, i was a ranger who served 9.5 months up in those mountains, and i agree with that. iran hasn't attacked us. al qaeda did. i wish you dumbasses would finally realize that al qaeda is in afghanistan and pakistan, just like they were on 9/11 7 YEARS AGO. they're not in iraq, iran, venezuela, or any other country with oil that bush and cheney, and the vapid right wing pundits tell us we're not supposed to like.

Posted by: cynical | July 9, 2008 8:59 AM

Cancer jokes always leave people ROTFL.

McCain, what a card!

Posted by: AxelDC | July 9, 2008 8:57 AM

McCain voted against the torture ban and supports allowing information gained through torture to be used as evidence in a court of law. McCain, while undergoing "enhanced interrogation" in a Vietnamese prison camp signed a confession stating that he was a war criminal (everyone has a breaking point)... so by his own logic he must be guilty of the crimes he confessed. Should we extradite him back to Vietnam to serve his sentance? For those to dense to read between the lines I am not implying that McCain is actually guilty of war crimes, I am pointing out the absurdity of his position on torture and his trashing of the Fifth Amendment! No BUSH III

Posted by: BD | July 9, 2008 8:56 AM

YaYa smells

Posted by: NoYaYa | July 9, 2008 8:35 AM

Yaya wants the man who calls father pfleger his moral compass as president.

Yaya wants Obama whose church had bulletins praising Hamas as president.

Yaya wants Obama who nodded when America was being bashed.

Yaya wants Obama who continued to praise wright after he said 9/11 was our chickens coming home to roost.

McCain loves his country. Obama can't stand america.

Posted by: Yaya wants the protege of Rev Wright as president | July 9, 2008 8:18 AM

McCain hates war.

To this day he can't lift up his arms.

His 19 year old son just came back from Iraq and another is in the navy academy.

McCain voted against keeping our troops in Lebanon.

McCain is for turning over the areas to the iraqis and bringing our troops home.

McCain is for closing Gitmo.

McCain is for signing kyoto.

McCain is for working with european allies on Iran.

You take one joke and blow it out of propertion.

Yaya do you know Obama publicly announced to strike Pakistan.

He is the inexperienced one who will try to prove how tough he is.

Obama has no military experience he never sarcificied anything for his country.

McCain is a navy man from the silent generation who hates war.

Yaya I bet you a million dollars you never served in your life.

Posted by: Yaya never served | July 9, 2008 8:15 AM

We have seen a window into this man's motivations, and it is not pretty. Wanting to kill all Iranians is not a basis for the sound foreign policy or the successful national security strategy that John McCain loves to crow about.

McCain has organized his campaign around the theme of more war - he stands for NOTHING ELSE. This is the reason most people will not vote for him, no matter what else they may like about the pre-2000 McCain.

Also - can we, like, remove the 7000 weirdo postings by this character Steve? This reminds me of all the annoying 9/11 conspiracy posters.

Posted by: Yaya | July 9, 2008 8:04 AM

Sherbug is a self hating Jew.

You know it sherbug.

Posted by: Sherbug user of huffington post | July 9, 2008 8:00 AM

You may not be aware that Hillary Clinton did not write It Takes A Village. She hired a ghost and never gave the real writer any credit. Google it if you want details.

This holier than thou attitude that seems to prevail amongst the Hillary supporters is surprising considering the laundry list of sins committed by the Clintons. There is one thing for sure, Hillary is going to cause the Republicans to get back in office.

When she starts throwing mud, then she further divides the party. She will carry this same divisive attitude into the White House and she will get down to the business of paybacks to those who opposed her or fought against her. She will take that same combat attitude into the world as she meets with our enemies and tries to improve our standing in the world.

Hillary is the one who should be feared because she is the one who can hurt you the most. Doesn't anyone have any fear of a dynasty or co-monarchy setting up here.

For 30 years we have had a Bush or a Clinton in office. Bush 41 and Bill still stump together for their Foundation. There is another George Bush, son of Jeb, who is half Latino and would be ready to run in 2016. Then Chelsea would be in her 40's in 16 years would be about ready to run. This is getting dangerous and we the American people need to turn the page. We need somebody else to look after our interests other than a Bush or a Clinton. Obama may not be who you want, but we need to stop this co-monarchy before the democratic process slips away into acceptance of the next Bush or Clinton.

I quote... "Absolute power corrupts absolutely".


Sherbug you wrote this you are the tormented soul.

Posted by: Sherbug posts on huffington post, a freak of nature | July 9, 2008 7:53 AM

shut up mCcAIN.

Posted by: man | July 9, 2008 7:48 AM

Steve, you are a pitiful, tormented soul. Are you perhaps suffering from some type of mental illness?

Posted by: sherbug | July 9, 2008 7:30 AM

How does the first post on this page end up to be "Obama Hates Israel"?

What kind of mental or emotional intelligence deficiency do you have to have to reach that conclusion?

I think free speech is a wonderful thing, but since this topic is supposed to be what John McCain said about Iranians dying from smoking cigarettes, that first comment ought to be dumped. It's off topic and nothing but hate speech.

Just sayin'.

-Wexler

Posted by: William W. Wexler | July 9, 2008 7:22 AM

Andy Schreiber,

Obama hates Israel. Obama in 2004 told a pro palestinian activist who had written positive things about Hamas to keep up the good work. It was in the Chicago Tribune.

Obama wouldn't sign a document in 2002 criticizing Arafat for suicide bombings.

Obama has the most anti israeli advisors I have ever seen. General McPeak who blames jews in Miami and New York for all the problems in the middle east.

Obama is a fraud on Israel. When he was praising the anti israeli journalist who had praised hamas Obama said he couldn't talk about Israel because of the election.

Obama in 2004 bashed Israel for the wall. Now he says he supports it. Obama is a fraud.

Obama to AIPAC said he supported an undivided jerusalem then the next day he flip flopped.

Obama is an inexperienced fraud.

Obama used to march with palestinian activists in Chicago who held signs calling Israel a terrorist nation.

Obama said we should treat arafat better.

Obama in the late 90's raised money groups in the west bank who were giving money to Hamas.

Obama is close to a pro hamas supporter hamid. This is one of Obama's closest friends.

Obama used to constantly bash Israel at palestinian rallies in the late 90's. Obama would rail how Israel is an oppressive nation.


If you think Obama is a friend of Israel you are lost.

If a friend of Israel you mean Obama will push for sanctions on Israel and vote for sanctions at the UN against Israel then yes he is a friend of Israel.

Posted by: Obama hates Israel | July 9, 2008 6:48 AM

Mcsame is pure comedy......especially when he tells the jokes and lifts those tiny arms and giggles with that sheepish old man grin.

He is definitely mcliving in the past. I think he has mcflashbacks of his time in mccamp - and just blurts out stuff because he has no idea where he is or that teh mic is on and he is on stage....in his mind he is still in 1967.

Posted by: Mcnuts | July 9, 2008 6:34 AM

When the dust from McCain's lost bid to become president settles, these will be the words that haunt him:

WAR MONGERING:

"Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran."

"We might be in Iraq 100 years."

McCain's version of PATRIOTISM:

"I NEVER loved America UNTIL I was without her company."

There is an evil old man emerging. He does exemplify an inability to be president in a 21st century America.

Posted by: Reggie Boykins | July 9, 2008 6:32 AM

And Iranians thus have the perfect right to retort, "McCain's skin cancer should return--that's one way to kill him."

Posted by: mcqueer | July 9, 2008 6:10 AM

I am reatrd dumbass like bush jr and bush sr

Posted by: McCain | July 9, 2008 5:55 AM

If we had a way in our country to select or elect a military Commander-In-Chief separate and apart from that person also being president,John McCain would not be interested in being president.

I find it a bit frightening how desparate this man wants to lead a war.

A John McCain presidency will be about WAR people. If not in Iraq, some where else.

Posted by: Reggie Boykins | July 9, 2008 5:55 AM

The knee-jerk reactionaries on the right who insist that "Obamabots" are anti-American, anti-Israel, etc., are just listening to the distortions and inaccuracies put out by the lying right-wing hate machine of Limbaugh, Hannity, etc. Obama himself has come out as a very strong supporter of Israel. He has even gone so far as to say that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel -- something no Republican or right-winger has ever said. Nobody on his team or staff has ever blamed the middle east situation on "the Jews of Miami and New York." Check your facts. This comes from the same rumor-mongering machine that said that Obama was a Muslim, which he most certainly is not.

Is Obama perfect, a savior, and the last best hope for a golden future? No. What he is, though, is a thoughtful, intelligent, charismatic leader with sound judgment. He knew from the beginning that waging war on Iraq was a mistake and had the guts to say it and stick to it.

McCain has been wrong about Iraq from the beginning, and continues to be wrong about it. He continues to insist that we be there for 100 years, and to hew to the same nonsense that the Bush administration has been putting out about Iran, which is, in the words of the late great Yogi Berra, like "deja vu all over again." GWB has been an unmitigated, 100% disaster of a President, in terms of both policies and execution. Arrogance mixed with incompetence. McCain promises four mores years of exactly the same. He has essentially sold his soul, and everything that once made him different than the run-of-the-mill right wing zealot has been cast aside in order to curry favor with the religious and war-mongering right. He's a tired, out of touch old crank, and enough is enough.

Posted by: Andy Schreiber | July 9, 2008 5:48 AM

what an idiot!

Posted by: john | July 9, 2008 5:48 AM

he seems as retard as bush

Posted by: another bush | July 9, 2008 5:47 AM

Obamabots aren't offended when people wish harm to this country.

When Wright says the chickens came home to roost on 9/11 the Obamabots applaud.

The Obamabots have a hatred for israel.

Obamabots blame everything on israel.

Obama's top military adviser blamed the problems in the middle east on the jews in miami and new york.

That is General McPeak. This is who Obama wants to make as secretary of defense.

Posted by: Wright Pfleger Rezko Obama Ayres Hamid | July 9, 2008 4:42 AM

Obama's polling numbers suck.

Obama lead Clinton by 26 percent in polls and averaged double digit leads over her and she still got more votes.

Obama always polls far better in exit polls and in national polls than he does on election day.

In the voting booth he doesn't poll that well.

Posted by: Michelle Obama first time proud of my country | July 9, 2008 4:39 AM

stsw531 said this on april 30

I am so, so tired of "hard working blue collar workers" acting like they have some inherent right to make decisions for the rest of us. What about those of us "hard workers" whose collars aren't blue? Why is it that the "blue collars" think of themselves as the only "True Americans" whose approval should be the litmus test for a presidential candidate? Talk about elitism. There's nothing dishonorable about being a blue collar worker (my dad was one his entire working life), and I'm sure there are plenty of these types who are well-informed and politically astute; but there's nothing dishonorable about being a college-educated professional, either. We all have a vested interest in the economy, affordability of health care, peace and security, educational opportunities for our children, etc. Stop trying to foist this sense of entitlement on the rest of us. We're all Americans -- regardless of the color of our skin OR our collars. You go on and cling to your god and your guns... I'll cling to my latte and liberal causes. We still have much in common and all this fingerpointing and chest-beating is awfully stupid and counterproductive.

Posted by: First time proud of my country Michelle Obama | July 9, 2008 4:37 AM

Big deal...so he has a poor sense of timing and humor. If you really think he has a thirst for killing an entire nation, as some of you programmed dolts on the left seem to think, then you are more naive than the media thinks you are. You sheeple need to get a life.

Posted by: Parrish | July 9, 2008 4:26 AM

To "Steve Rezko":

Rezco, Wright and Pfleger - can you say, NO TRACTION?

awwwww, poor baby

Posted by: Steve Rebuttal | July 9, 2008 4:08 AM

Anyone who can talk of killing million's of innocent men, women, and children with a smile on his face has got to be a McInsane,Mccainiac.

"I don't make joke's,I just watch the government and report the fact's"...
Will Rogers...

Posted by: jjandi | July 9, 2008 4:04 AM

I just wanted to add how incredibly WITTY I think it is for people to use the word 'Wright' instead of 'right' when they talk about Obama.

Seriously, wow, whoever came up with that is a freaking genius.

Believe me, it never gets old or pathetic or lame.

I truly live in awe of the intellectual prowess of the average republican.

Posted by: erin | July 9, 2008 3:59 AM

"To Reg your obama said kill pakistanis."

Stop lying. He said if we have a chance to get Osama and the pakis will not cooperate then we'll still go after him. Don't let the truth get in the way of your talking point.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 3:57 AM

"Go McCain!! You are saying what most folks actually think."

So you actually wish for the death of a nation of people? You and McCain deserve each other.

Posted by: Suave | July 9, 2008 3:53 AM

wow he's so tough and hardcore . . . what a bad*ss, right?!

AND he's funny, what's funnier than joking about killing people?

For a 90 year old man, he's pretty cool.

Posted by: erin | July 9, 2008 3:52 AM

Comments like these leave no doubt that McCain is a neanderthal. Got a problem with someone? Kill 'em. Got a problem with an evil dictator? Kill him, and while you're at it, just kill everyone in the country. That kind of thinking reminds me of radical islamic jihadists... just the kind of guy we want in the whitehouse.

Posted by: stsw531 | July 9, 2008 3:41 AM

To Reg your obama said kill pakistanis.

So stop being such a hypocrite.

Posted by: Steve Pfleger | July 9, 2008 3:41 AM

Is McSame alone in this or is killing people who are different to you/have oil when you don't/muslims/etc. something taught in schools with the pledge of allegiance? Puzzled outsider.

Posted by: Reg Corleonis | July 9, 2008 3:23 AM

Did you know who Obama consoled with when Wright went to the National press club.

Why no other than Father Pfleger.

Yes the Father Pfleger who mocked Hillary's tears and the congregation rose up and was loving it.

The Father Pfleger who praised Farakkan.

The Father Pfleger who Obama invited to Iowa to campaign with even after he praised Farakkan.

The Father Pfleger who Obama called his moral compass.


Question to Obamanation


Why is Messiah Obama calling an anti semite like Father Pfleger his moral compass?

Why is Messiah Obama so close with associates of Farakkan?


Do you think Obama was Wright for buying land from Rezko when Rezko was under investigation for years in the Chicago Papers for his crooked dealings.

Do you think it was right for Obama to lie about his dealings with Rezko. In fact Obama called Rezko the day he bought the house. Obama at first denied this.

Do you think it was right for Obama to get a sweetheart deal saving 300,000 from a crook like Rezko who was already under investigation.

Rezko was convicted of a charge of the way he funnelled money to Obama. Obama lied about how much he got from Mr Rezko.


Why is Obama so close to people like Rezko, Wright, Father Pfleger. 20 year relationships with people he calls his mentor and moral compass.


Posted by: Steve Rezko | July 9, 2008 2:54 AM

Someone else used the name Steve and made the comments at 2:02, 2:04, 2:08, 2:09, and 2:10

I am steve the five previous comments were from Obamanation.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:47 AM

Lets not forget about McCain's 'gook' comment in 2000.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 2:35 AM

YESSSSSSSS!

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:24 AM

I am sorry but Mccain has a history, He is a drunk and woman abuser according to those who knew him when he was in the naval academy where he was drunk most of the time and these stories come from his friends. He was not much better later in his life. I am sorry I know people like to make up stuff about Obama but Mccain has a recorded history that he can't run away from.

))))))))))))))
Obama thinks it's better to beat the sh^t out of your wife

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:02 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 2:16 AM

I'm not sure but Steve may be a first grader. He only writes in simple sentences, which is indicative of someone who has been writing for less than four years. Just your average McCain supporter, I suppose. Anyone who still talks about Rev. Wright is really reaching for material.

Posted by: Luke | July 9, 2008 2:10 AM

Engage w/ me at all? Even a little? O yer too clever by half, you articulate cad! I win again!

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:09 AM

Your logic is nonsense, my nonsense is logic. Mercury rising? I win.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:08 AM

I am serious and legitimate. What I say is legitimate and I should be taken seriously.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:04 AM

Hey Steve, you either have a really boring life or are one of the blog comment spammers the McCain campaign is hiring now. Which is it?

Posted by: James | July 9, 2008 2:04 AM

Obama thinks it's better to beat the sh^t out of your wife

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 2:02 AM

"You have a candidate in Obama who instead of serving his country spent his time as a druggie and going to Wright's church to nod when America was bashed."

Nothing like citing the worst of one person and the best of another to raise an honest argument.

Posted by: James | July 9, 2008 2:02 AM

It's either that or go home and beat the sh^t out of his wife.

)))))))))))))
WHY is McCain so horny to KILL?

Posted by: sue | July 9, 2008 1:51 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 2:00 AM

WHY is McCain so horny to KILL?

Posted by: sue | July 9, 2008 1:51 AM

Mccains IQ is 104 about the same as the guy who sell crap at 7-11 according to his actual military records. Don't bother googling you just get the fake sights. He is just average nothing more.

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You get your IQ tested in the Navy. McCain's was tested at 130.

Obama had other responsibilities than to serve our country. He had time to smoke cocaine, be friends with rezko, go to Wright's church for 20 years, be friends with Father Pfleger.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:45 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 1:51 AM

For Steve McCain:

"As the daughter of a retired Marine, who served in both Korea and Vietnam, it is easy for me to understand why some veterans' groups are upset by John McCain's voting record in regard to veterans' issues in the Senate.

His stance on the new G.I. Bill puts him in opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the American Legion, as well as the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

McCain often cites his service in the military as evidence of his dedication to and support of his fellow veterans. But when some of these groups were crediting the two presidential candidates for their support of important issues to veterans, McCain came up short.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American gave Senator McCain a grade of "D" for his voting record against veterans, while in contrast Senator Obama received a grade of "B+." The Disabled Veterans of America credited McCain with a 20 percent voting record on veteran's issues, while Obama was credited with 80 percent, according to statistics posted on Think Progress.

All of these criticisms may well be reasons why some veterans groups are speaking out against John McCain in his run for president and many veterans from both sides of the aisle feel that these are valid and important reasons to lobby against him."

Posted by: steve's a wimp (no offense to wimps) | July 9, 2008 1:49 AM

Steve, you are a hateful liar. Almost every line you post is a lie or half truth intended to disparage Senator Obama and his supporters. In short, you are pathetic. I can not believe that McCain would comfortably joke about killing innocent civilians in any country. How unAmerican and despicable. I can not have McCain as my president, so I will do everything I can in the next few months to elect President Obama, so this country can finally starting moving in a better direction.

Posted by: Real Steve | July 9, 2008 1:48 AM

Golly, I'm beginning to think you're all working for someone. Rhetorical back-and-fourth is a stone-face killa and our Time be filln' the bodybags. !Act! my bruthas and sistas! Make demands at these mofos that piehole at representing the pinnacle of dis dat Nation. Commenting at WaPo is coo, but don't matter a jot, don't matter 'tal.

Posted by: EVETS | July 9, 2008 1:47 AM

Mccain was a drunk who may have been drunk when he was shot down, by the way, only one of the five planes he crashed.

))))))))))))))))))))
McCain flew planes for over a decade.

McCain was on the first carrier out during the cuban missile crisis.

Obama was smoking cocaine and going to Wrights church and railing against america.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:29 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 1:43 AM

Preach alberta You schooled me on the FISA thing TYVM

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:41 AM

Steve wrote:

"McCain was a fighter pilot. McCain is far better at math than Obama."

McCain destroyed 4 planes while practicing before he was shot down in Vietnam. He was not kicked out because of his Admiral daddy. Can you spell incompetent?

How do you know McCain is better at math than Obama? Did Jesus come to you in a dream and tell you that?

Posted by: Tony | July 9, 2008 1:39 AM

894 in a class of 899. Obama has an IQ 24 points higher the Mccain

+++++++++++++++
McCain was a fighter pilot. McCain is far better at math than Obama.

Obama Mr Affirmative action.

57 states

10,000 died in a tornado in kansas

100 million died in burma.

Who is the fool now.

Obama if he were white would be selling insurance or would be in jail for his shady dealings with rezko saving 300,000 on his home.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 1:06 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 1:36 AM

Folks, we're in good shape for November when the best a wingnut troll like Steve has to offer are the most ridiculous lies, so childish and pathetic that they make the rest of us laugh!!! Obama '08 baby!!!

Posted by: Dan | July 9, 2008 1:36 AM

Darn it steve! Didn't I tell you Obama has his wright, and Mccain has his Hagee, While Joe lieberman still has his Hagee after Mccain denounced hagee after working three months to get his indorsement. Yes Mccain did fly 20 some missions! He also had 3 crash's, took out telephone poles and shot down while doing them! The only reason he opted out of Public Finance is because your man Mccain already found these wonderful loop holes all over that Public finance and had already used millions of his rich wife benefits.like her company plane,and thousands in gas cost, and I'm sure much more. You see Mccain stuck himself into Public Finance, becausse he's used the public finance to secure a earlly loan to his campagne. He actually had no choice.But Obama doesn't have a wife with company planes and millions to use in gas cost, and etc.! he'd already was useing public finance (US) small donors. Mccain found loup holes that actually broke the public finance system beyond repair for this election any how. Obama's Campane Finance Program has made history an will go down in history! He also already changed the way the DNC has droped all lobbyist collection, and gone to small publlic donations from his voters. He revalutionalized the internet, like no other ever has! Can't take that away from him steve.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 1:35 AM

I want to know who this "Steve" guy is - he is literally posting every other minute. Follow the rules of this blog - only post an opinion when you have one. Reciting republican talking points is not opinion.

Posted by: Tony | July 9, 2008 1:35 AM

Even as a joke it is very poor and racist: The point is not to kill the 60 million Iranians - it is stop the extremists led by the President Ahmednijad. It is not any better than Hillary Clinton "obliterating" Iran.

Posted by: SelfishGene | July 9, 2008 1:32 AM

I guess what I meant was Do Not Feed The Trolls. They get paid to waste our time. But really, hay needs hittn' like "Steve" seems needn' a kittn'

Posted by: Diet | July 9, 2008 1:27 AM

Ok OK OK I'm done here.
I'm sure my before and after IQ scores are different now thanks to Steve.
Be EZ folks.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:26 AM

Steve/Dan is obviously a robot. Just ignore it and it will go away...just like McCain's presidential hopes.
Either Steve/Dan is a robot or "he" is SMI.

Posted by: TDogg | July 9, 2008 1:25 AM

That sounded kinda strange Diet

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:23 AM

Once upon a time there was Brown v. the Board of Education.

The only thing missing then was the internet but I can assure you that racists then could easily summon the language used here by certain respondents.

Change is coming - filthy language will not stop it.

Posted by: Mischka | July 9, 2008 1:22 AM

Dang steve, keep up with the updates will ya! Seems the old Fisa bill has a pharagraph that states if the Attorney general gives the Telephone company permission to do wire taps for certain goverment agencies, they cannot later be prosicuted for any wrong doings! So This ammnisty thing is out now! It's in court and the court is demanding the white house turns over the Att; Generals permission legal documents, and they won't do it! So seems there was no flip flopping after all, because there no reason for ammnesty, because the Tele;comp. did not break the United States laws. The bill he is signing puts a provision in there now that the FISA court, as well as the Att; General must agree for future wire tapping. Seems obama had to comprimise, and he still managed to protect the American people after all! What a laugh on the Repub who tried to call him a flip floper. Laughs on you guys steve, and I'll be darn if I'm sitting here all night and shooting down your nonsense.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 1:22 AM

Yeah Obama the Messiah.

Hello sunshine hello sunshine.

It is Sunrise florida. How could he have never heard of it.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 1:21 AM

I could never get enraged over the internet
That very concept makes me laugh. But that does explain the crazy responses of good ole EVETS.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:21 AM

Alberta you fool.

McCain was flying planes for over a decade.

McCain was on the first carrier out to the waters off Cuba.

McCain flew 23 successful combat missions over the heart of the vietcong defense.

See you are the problem with the left.

You have a candidate in Obama who instead of serving his country spent his time as a druggie and going to Wright's church to nod when America was bashed.

Easy to attack McCain's war record since Obama was too much of a coward bambi to have ever served himself.

But that is Obama going after people that put themselves in harms way when he was too much of a coward himself to ever serve his country.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 1:19 AM

alberta? Corey? what you say we hit the hay?

Posted by: Diet | July 9, 2008 1:18 AM

McCain has actual flip flops not imaginary ones.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:16 AM

and by the way, every time someone's comment refers to "Steve," "Steve" gets a commission. The easily enraged and indiscriminate arguers with no rhetorical restraint are big big part of the problem, as in blind meets ditch . . .

Posted by: Diet | July 9, 2008 1:16 AM

I'll give you the FISA thing. See I'm fair but you.... You are a loon toon!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:14 AM

Give you he was a pilot! A darn poor one however after crashing 3 planes! He should have been out of their, and I'm sure it was his family connection that kept him in long enough to get shot down and end up as a POW. So he can proballyl blame his old man for his POW years, and torture. Could be why they didn't get along so well, and Mccain did every dirty thing in the Military book to get throwen out an thanks to his daddy nothing worked. Could be with that an the torture is why he's such a angry old man now.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 1:14 AM

Obama flip flops.

Obama in 2004 against the wall in Israel then runs for president and is for it.

Obama to AIPAC for undivided jerusalem the next day against it.

Obama votes to the fund the wall on the u.s border but then in a univision debate says he is against it.

Obama flip flops on FISA. Says he is against any bill with telecom immunity during the primaries. Now is for the overall bill.

Obama flip flops on public finance reform.

Obama flip flops on nafta in 2004 says it has been good for illinios then bashes Clinton over it then now says it was overheated.

Obama flip flops on whether to talk to iranian president.

Obama flip flops on whether to talk to generals about a withdrawal decision. Obama was against stability in iraq being a factor for withdrawal now is for stability being a factor.

Obama says DC gun ban is constitutional. Voted in 2003 against homeowners having guns in their homes for self defense. Then in a debate in pennsylvania said he didn't know all the details.


Obama is lost. Obama has no experience.


Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 1:11 AM

Wow Obama is human? You dont say. Where was the math part? I just saw numbers. Did McCain make and equation out of this or something? You lost me.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:10 AM

hmm... maybe somebody from the Obama campaign should remind McCain that "his words matter".

Posted by: dorian | July 9, 2008 1:09 AM

Whoa. I've never seen such virulent trolls before. This is wild. Steve is off. the. god. damn. chain. Someone with so much vitriol is definitely on the take. Not even the unemployable and/or terminally self-righteous are so in it to win it.

On the descent, put your arms in the air and scream. It makes the ride way more intense.

Posted by: Diet | July 9, 2008 1:08 AM

Wrong! Obama graduated at the top of his class! I believe she got affirmative action, and he didn't!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 1:08 AM

Albert my friend poeple like steve dont respond well to just factual statements. You must insult their intellegence as well lol.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:07 AM

McCain was a fighter pilot. McCain is far better at math than Obama.

Obama Mr Affirmative action.

57 states

10,000 died in a tornado in kansas

100 million died in burma.

Who is the fool now.

Obama if he were white would be selling insurance or would be in jail for his shady dealings with rezko saving 300,000 on his home.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 1:06 AM

Steve is fooling us all with his reverse intellegence!!!!!!

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:03 AM

Steve, clue you in! Rezko isn't talked about any more because he apparently stuck his money in some promenent Republican campagne pockets to! Namely Mr. Mccain dear frien Joseph leiberman! guess he got those nice picture's of him an bill Clinton taken in the white house for some reason, now didn't he! You see you should do your home work!Your friend Mccain told the media he was haveing a open town hall meeting,an the media found out he stacked the town hall meeting with republican donators and republican voters, and Repub politions and you really think he should truest Mccain on a town hall debate? And just to clarify something for ya steve! The Demacrates had 22 Debates! There was no need for 23! The voters found out all they needed in 22 debates steve! What would we have found out in another one? There are a lot of people out there who gave ME all this info. If you were interested in the trueth, and not just a troll-------you could find out for yourself.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 1:02 AM

McCain forgot to pay taxes on one of his ocean front homes. OOPSY!!!!!! He's such a regular guy.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 1:01 AM

Too many ridiculous comments from Steve, a few golden nuggets:

"Obama smoked cocaine"
A technicality here. I believe Obama probably snorted cocaine.

"Obama was at a junior college and got into columbia because of affirmative action."
I didn't know that Occidental turned into a community college. Steve is going to have heart failure when Obama is president.

Posted by: Calm down Steve | July 9, 2008 1:00 AM

McCain had a 130 IQ? Too bad he didn't use it at Annapolis where he graduated 894 out of 899 students. Yet somehow he was bumped in front of other cadets to a coveted flight school slot. I wonder if it had anything to do with his daddy being a four-star admiral.


How many planes are most pilots are allowed to crash before being grounded? How many did McCain end up crashing?



StopThinkVote.com

Posted by: DMW, Florida | July 9, 2008 12:57 AM

poor specimen Steve. it really hurts dont it? knowing OBAMA is gonna win no matter what you do. its time for a change in politics as we've known it under such a dictatorship for the past 8 damn years. McCain is a tired, mean spirited man who would do you right wingers well by dropping out and putting his support behind Romney. or Giuliani. or somebody. who do you folks from the nether regions of hater land would love to see replace McCain?

yep. I know it hurts Steve. meds will do you well tonight. pleasant dreams.

Posted by: llewis40 | July 9, 2008 12:57 AM

Too bad the McCain campaign already has too many spin doctors. From the sounds of it, Steve would fit right in.

Posted by: Dani girl | July 9, 2008 12:55 AM

Did McCain ever even get average grades?
Isnt Affirmative action also when daddy gets you in the Naval Academy? Thats not what they call it but you get my point.....

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:55 AM

Here is Obama when he was running for the senate a year after the war started.

Obama says don't bring the troops home.

Obama here argues not to set any timetable for withdrawal and why doing it would be a bad idea.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kFrFIFizkU

Fraud Obama then went after Hillary saying he had always been opposed the war which is a lie.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:54 AM

so this is the rock you scummbag republklukluxklansmen hide under

Posted by: ah | July 9, 2008 12:51 AM

Obama did coke. McCain did Cindy while he was married. Good ole family values.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:51 AM

Corey wrong Obama got average grades at Columbia. No one without affirmative action goes from junior college to getting average grades at columbia to harvard law.

Michelle Obama even admitted she and Barack got affirmative action.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:50 AM

You have an active imagination. Maybe you should write comic books or something. I thought BS was endless. Why are you repeating yourself already? You forgot to mention his Hamas connection again. Obama you ole muslim you. OOGA BOOGA!?!?!?!

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:49 AM

Bret on gays Obama wants employers to be sued if they don't hire someone who is gay.

Obama wants hate crimes against gays to extend to scripture in the church which isn't a hate crime.

Obama is a radical. You are making fun of gays but then voting for Obama who wants the trial lawyers to have a field day.

Posted by: steve | July 9, 2008 12:48 AM

Alberta wrong look it up Obama did cocaine.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:46 AM

Come on steve! I'm on for a good debate-------But Clinton is done and over with! Sorry buddy, that one is gone and dead now! See no sense or reason to rehash the Clinton thing, but a few facts for you! Bill clinton played the race card in N.C. and got caught and turn african/American people against her. He lost her this election along with the idiots who managed her campagne and decided not to plan past super tuesday on Febuary 5 th, because they were so arrigant they thought they'd win it by than!It was a poor ran campagne, not her that lost for her! It was Osbama that took MORE states than Clinton. With caucus count she didn't have more votes than him! His name wasn't on the ballot in michigan, and he is know ahead in Florida and he didn't campagne for votes back than in Florida. The Law steve stoped the revote, even though a rich dud offered to pay for it! Not Obamma. Yes, steve you have the smell of a planted troll! you don't want facts or debate------you want to divide and cause hovic!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 12:46 AM

Steve appears to be one of those Gay people from China that are upset at Obama for some comment he made a few months ago. According to reports they are bombarding a lot of News sites hitting Obama hard.

Posted by: BretC | July 9, 2008 12:46 AM

Wrong again Stevo.
At no point did Obama need affirmative action. He got scholarships based on academic achievement. Top 1% is a good thing. Bottom 1% bad thing. McCain will veto every BEER that crosses his desk though. Brilliance I tell ya. You looking to be his VP?

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:45 AM

You get your IQ tested in the Navy. McCain's was tested at 130.

Obama had other responsibilities than to serve our country. He had time to smoke cocaine, be friends with rezko, go to Wright's church for 20 years, be friends with Father Pfleger.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:45 AM

Yeah lets have Obama as president so everyone can be accused of playing the race card.

Obama accused the Clintons of playing the race card.

Obama sent over a four page memo accusing the Clintons of playing the race card.

Obama is a disgrace.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:43 AM

Obama said bomb bomb bomb pakistan.

Obama liked the inexperienced fool that he is said bomb bomb pakistan.

Obama trying to show how tough he is to make up for the fact he didn't serve announced publicly he would bomb pakistan.

This caused turmoil in pakistan between the parties.

This shows how inexperienced he is.

This was an actual policy not a joke.


The hypocricy of the left is breathtaking.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:41 AM

McCains' IQ Test scores? lol WOW!?!?!?!?
That has a ZER0% chance of being true lol

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:40 AM

McCain's IQ was tested at 130.

Obama called Maliki the president of Iraq.

Obama said the leader of Canada is the president of Canada while Canada has been under parliamentary system for 140 years.

Obama said there were 57 states.

Obama said 10,000 people died in a tornado in kansas.


Obama called sunrise flordia sunshine florida numerous times.

Obama said 100 million people died in burma.

Obama is terrible with numbers.


Obama is an affirmative action candidate.

Obama was at a junior college and got into columbia because of affirmative action.

Obama didn't get good grades at columbia.


Obama is mr affirmative action if he was white he would have been left at the junior college.

Obama got nominated because of affirmative action.


More delegates were given per person for the inner cities in states than other areas.


That is why Hillary got more votes and lost.

Obama is illegitimate.


Obama is a mean person.


Obama said Hillary's experience was having tea with leaders.

Obama said the claws were coming out.

Obama compared Hillary to Jesse Jackson taking it to the convention.


The Obama campaign jumped on Hillary's RFK remarks when RFK was her idol and she was talking about the date. Obama campaign lied.


Obama has rage. Obama said McCain didn't care about the troops in Iraq when McCain's own son was in Iraq.


Obama said McCain caused the floods when McCain voted to prioritize the levees and Obama voted to give it the same priority as a museum in mississippi.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:38 AM

"another election in Florida" did he skip the first one. LMAO plz continue.
Since when does the rebup nominee tell the Dem how the race is gonna be run.
Yep your right it was Obama who said " I'm noticing a disturbing pattern here. Hard working middle class americans. WHITE americans are not voting for my opponent" He's such a race bater. Wait did I get this backwards......

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 12:38 AM

Steve you irratate me! obama admitted try weed! No lie's there! Than Bush had a seriouse drinking problem,Mccain was also a hard drinker at a early age. Cindy Mccain got hooked on perscription drugs and stole them from her charity to feed her addiction! Obama has wright, and Mccain has Hagee, and Clinton had the Ocult family prayer group called the "Family". While Obama has the intelligent to understand, and know how to study the fact to see that The war in iraq was wrong, Mr. Mccain with all his military experience he claims does not understand the sec's in Iraq at all and mispeaks about Al queda being trained in Iran. Of course they are sworen enemy's, but Mccain doesn't seem to have the mental faculty to remember this, and got it wrong on three seperate occations! When refering to the economy steve, Mccain remanese's about the 80's an what president Reagon had done, and says that will work again. The poor old man needs to be told this is the high tech world of the 20 th century and things change.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 12:34 AM

Hillary had a 20 year head start and still lost.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:32 AM

Obama wouldn't debate Hillary in North Carolina.

Obama won't have town halls with McCain.


Obama wouldn't have another election in Florida or Michigan.

Obama is a fraud who played the race card against the Clintons.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:31 AM

Stevie the jig is up!?!? the repubs are done for. You are their only hope. Serve your country and seek the nomination. You can still do it. 50% of republicans say they dont like their candidate anyway. I see an opening for ya bud.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:31 AM

Obama got less votes than Hillary.

Obama is illegitimate.


If there was a real election in Florida and Michigan Hillary would even have a bigger lead.

Obama was losing by huge margins in every florida poll.


If there was a real election there Hillary would have crushed Obama with huge turnout.


If you throw in a big turnout in florida and michigan Hillary would have crushed Obama in the popular vote.

Obama wouldn't have even won Iowa if it was a real election.

Hillary crushed Obama in South Dakota.

Hillary beat Obama in South Dakota which borders Iowa by double digits.


Obama did good in caucus states where the moveon.com base gathered over facebook.

In real elections where people who work on shifts can vote and where people who work in the military can vote and where the polling location isn't across the state Hillary crushed Obama.

Hillary should be the nominee.


Hillary beat Obama 56-39 in New York.


Hillary beat Obama by 9 percent in pennsylvania.

Hillary by 41 percent in west virginia.

Hillary by 35 percent in kentucky.

Hillary by 17 percent in florida.

Hillary by 8 percent in Ohio.

Hillary by 8 percent in california.

Obama is a fraud.

Hillary won Texas by 4 percent and Obama won the caucus by 12 percent.


The system was rigged.


Inner cities got more delegates per person than rural areas.


Obama got nominated because of affirmative action.


Hillary had more votes but the super delegates didn't want Al Sharpton protesting.

Obama was shoved down the throats of the voters against the will of the electorate.


Obama got crushed by Hillary.

Look at the map.

Obama won college towns and inner cities he got crushed every where else.

Hillary won the popular vote by 300,000 and that is giving Obama all the uncommitted in Michigan and having very low turnouts in florida and michigan where her vote margins would have been huge in those states.

Obama is illegitimate.


Obama shouldn't even be the nominee.


Hillary got the most votes.

I am sick of his stupid campaign.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:29 AM

What a very angry man McCain is, he needs to take more naps during the day so he won't fumble like this during nighttime outings.

Posted by: chowder | July 9, 2008 12:26 AM

your a funny specimen Steve. making me laugh out loud.

yes. I know it hurts. you right wingers dont have a alternative to this old, dull, phony smiling, bad joking well to tell the truth I think he's speaking his mind. He would love to bomb and destroy IRAN.

again. OBAMA will be the next President of these United States. McCain producing a wet fart of a joke like that just makes it even more easier.

sad but true.


Posted by: llewis40 | July 9, 2008 12:26 AM

Becky and Tyrone have identical resumes and experiences. Becky tends to get hired more often. Thus we need Affirmitive action. study done by a Princeton professor not me. I'm not getting a smart person vibe from you steve. Am I missing something?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 12:25 AM

Steve, while Mccain placed almost at the bottom of his military class and almost flunked out, Obama graduated at the top of his Law firm. He wasn't old enough at the time of war, so you can't accuse him of being a coward! He could have taken a cushy job considering he was at the top of his class! Instead, he worked as a organizer and did research work for the poorer people on the tough side of chicago. He too worked accross the aile and is respected by both party's! He helped on several Bipartsen bills. Sense Mccain is so old, of course he's done more than Obama. But lets not put Obama down because he's not old enough to have done all Mccain has. What were saying is----Mccain age is not confortable for most us. His memory problems really is scary. He can't remember from one day to the next! No one is saying he's not a honorable man, steve! Were sayin he's not stable enough in his behaviors and mental health. I'm sorry you take offense at that. But it shows more and more as this campagne goes forward. I'm sad as a republican I can't vote republican. But, I have a family to think of, and I want to keep them safe and have a president who can remember who he talked to, about what, an know what to do because he does remember!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 12:22 AM

Yeah lets vote for Obama so we can be communists.

Yeah lets vote for ObamaWright so we can be allies with Hamas and Chavez.

Obama is not qualified to be president.

Obama doesn't know what the hell he is talking about.


Obama is clueless he changes positions on major issues constantly.


Obama has ZERO experience.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:22 AM

Pointless and profoundly innacurate statements there bud. Caucus states have people to0 my friend she never counted those. Thats all water under the bridge, spilled milk, old eggs? She lost. its over.
Is John McCain smarter than you?

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:21 AM

Yeah lets continue reverse racial discrimination.

Lets continue affirmative action.

Vote for Obama so we can continue affirmative acton.

That is really fair poor whites get no help while all minorities including illegals get affirmative action.


Yeah lets vote for Obama so illegals can get driver's licenses.

Yeah lets vote for Obama so he can use the justice department to go after whites.

Obama said he wants to prosecute the whites in the Jenna 6 case.


Yeah lets have Obama who hates white people as president.


Obama spent his life railing against white people even in his book.


Yeah lets make Michelle Obama first lady who never sacrificied anything for her country.


She said the first time she was proud of her country was because of her stupid husband's campaign.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:20 AM

That was another person using my name.

I can't stand Wright/Rezko/Obama/Father Pfleger.

Obama is a lying fraud chicago style hack politician.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:17 AM

I'm sure a lot of Germans found Hitler's jokes about killing Jews hilarious, just like republicans find McCain's jokes about killing Iranians very funny.

Posted by: Joe | July 9, 2008 12:17 AM

I want to continue the streak of dope fiendless White Houses.
Vote Obama

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:16 AM

Obama is going to lose.

Obama was leading Hillary by 26 percent in the polls.

Hillary wound up getting more votes than Obama.

Hillary got more votes than Obama. Obama shouldn't even be the democratic nominee.


Obama always polls much better than he does in the voting booth.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:16 AM

When I posted all that crazy stuff about Obama, I was just kidding.

I love Obama.

Obama would be a great President.

Obama is the one who will end the war in Iraq.

McCain is a crazed old coot who wants to go to war with Iran.

I'm going to go now so I can take my medication.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:15 AM

To alberta:

McCain was on the first carrier out to the cuban missile crisis.

McCain was the navy liason to the senate.

McCain has been a leader on the senate armed services commitee.

McCain was the chairman of the commerce committee.


McCain has gotten classified breifing for decades.

McCain has been involved in every national security decision for decades.

McCain voted against keeping our troops in Lebanon.


McCain knows all the leaders around the world.

McCain has attended the nato security conferences for decades.

Obama is the one isn't qualified.

Obama spent his life smoking cociane and going to Wright's church.

Obama should be in jail.

Obama got a 300,000 sweetheart deal off his home because of Tony Rezko who was under investigation at the time.

Alberta you have some nerve saying McCain isn't presidential.


Obama is the one who isn't presidential.


Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:15 AM

Sometimes, McCain's jokes are hilarious. Obama's too damn serious. The guy only cares about winning. After that, and then what? Obama, you're the real loser.

Posted by: Ares | July 9, 2008 12:14 AM

Steve admit McCain is probably dumb.

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:14 AM

Yes, I to have read other peice's from POW"s! They all say the respect Mccain! But he was wild and unsetled. He refused to seattle down in school and learn. So he didn't get the military studies he should have and did very poorly.Few feel his Military exploits gives him any experience for president! almost all remember his terrible temper, but feel he was a war hero along side them. So we must respect him, yes I agree with that! But he's simply is not President material!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 9, 2008 12:11 AM

The new way to become president is never do anything.

Have no experience and become president.

If you have a record of working across the aisle that doesn't count.

As long as you have no experience and say you are change you are a winner.

Even though that change changes positions constantly for political gain.

I hate this election.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:11 AM

Steve
With all the differences you listed between McCain and Bush, do you realize how many other issues they must've agreed upon to reach the coveted 95% same voting record mark? If you werent so entertaining I'd call you an idiot. Only problem is you might stop posting and I wont have you to laugh at anymore. Plz dont leave us buddy.

PS Cindy likes percocet and vicodin :-)

Posted by: Corey | July 9, 2008 12:10 AM

All work and no play makes Steve a dull witted boy.

Im really staring to despise misbegotten right wingers like this fool Steve. If OBAMA made an asinine comment like that it would be the first story on Hannity.

but oh well. No matter what OBAMA will still be our next President of these United States. No matter what McCain or any you supporters do. Its a forgone conclusion. Hope that little ditty keep your narrow pointy head up all night Steve.

Posted by: llewis40 | July 9, 2008 12:10 AM

This steve guy should get lost. He's obviously a troll on McCain's payroll.

Posted by: Joe | July 9, 2008 12:10 AM

McCain announced a few weeks ago to a question that he was against war with Iran. That got no attention.

McCain wrote an article in the telegraph about how he would work with european allies and he was against Bush's go it alone policy.

McCain said he hopes Petreaus makes more troop cuts in Iraq. Media gave it almost no attention.

McCain wants to work with allies. McCain wants to close down Gitmo.

I hate how McCain's record is being distorted. I passionately hate this election and the smearing of McCain.

McCain has been the most distorted candidate in the history of this country.

Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:10 AM

McCain jokes about killing an entire population. Absolutely disgusting. Then so are most people who support him. I hate to say this, but George W. Bush, Mr. 28 percent himself didn't go so low. I'm ashamed that McCain even calls himself an American, even though he was not born in this country.

Posted by: Joe Jackson | July 9, 2008 12:08 AM

Wrong McCain wants to work with with european allies.

McCain wants to sign kyoto.

McCain wants to work with europeans on iran diplomacy.

McCain wants to join the internation criminal court.

McCain has attended every nato security conference in the last 10 years.

McCain wants to work with the world combating global warming.

McCain is trusted by world leaders they know him as an example with the columbia incident.

McCain's position on the senate armed services committee has taken him all around the world.

McCain has gone to davos to meet with world leaders for decades.

McCain wants a strong american-european alliance.

I hate how McCain's record is being distorted.

I hate the lies about about McCain.


Obama is the one who annoucnes lets bomb pakistan.

Obama is the one with no experience. World leaders don't know him. Obama has never been to a Nato security conference.


Worst covered election in my lifetime.

Only a little more than 100 days left of this horrific election.


Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:07 AM

Wrong McCain wants to work with with european allies.

McCain wants to sign kyoto.

McCain wants to work with europeans on iran diplomacy.

McCain wants to join the internation criminal court.

McCain has attended every nato security conference in the last 10 years.

McCain wants to work with the world combating global warming.

McCain is trusted by world leaders they know him as an example with the columbia incident.

McCain's position on the senate armed services committee has taken him all around the world.

McCain has gone to davos to meet with world leaders for decades.

McCain wants a strong american-european alliance.

I hate how McCain's record is being distorted.

I hate the lies about about McCain.


Obama is the one who annoucnes lets bomb pakistan.

Obama is the one with no experience. World leaders don't know him. Obama has never been to a Nato security conference.


Worst covered election in my lifetime.

Only a little more than 100 days left of this horrific election.


Posted by: Steve | July 9, 2008 12:07 AM

The Terrorists must be destroyed once and for all. No matter where they hid.

VJ Machiavelli
http://www.vjmachiavelli.blogspot.com
ps Obama = Chamberlian = victory for terrorists = Keeping our shoes on forever.

Posted by: VJ Machiavelli | July 9, 2008 12:06 AM

to mike at 10.53pm

while i understand your sentiment and i am not a prude about most humor, this is at least the second time that mccain has invoked death as a punchline/word in his one-liners about iranians specifically. if he wants to be a comic he can get his own late night show. in the meantime he should try and be a statesman while dealing with a no doubt important issue such as nuclear proliferation re the iranians.

Posted by: brianm | July 9, 2008 12:06 AM

For those who would know more about McCain's service in the Navy and as a POW, Google,
Phillip Butler+McCain. Phillip Butler was a POW for 8 years, McCain was in the same camp for the last 5. Butler was awarded two purple hearts, two merit of legions, two bronze stars and two silver stars. He was at the Naval Academy with McCain and has known him for over fifty years. Read what he has to say in "Today In the Military" of March 27, 2008. Here's the link:

http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,164859_1,00.html

It will take you to "Today In the Military". If it doesn't open at Butler's article, type Butler+McCain in the search box. A very informative read about how other highly decorated heroes view McCain.

Posted by: karela | July 8, 2008 11:51 PM

Any one who travels anywhere outside of the US knows that this kind of humor is sick. You have to be stuck in a cultural bubble not to see what kind of a message this sends to people elsewhere in the world. A McCain presidency would be another variation on the theme of "Go it alone." The US isn't on its own planet (although we sure do act this way) - we're one country on this planet. It's really past time to wake up and smell the coffee. You can't go around joking about poisoning citizens of another country and expect to be a world leader. It's pathetic.

Posted by: Falling_Yogurt | July 8, 2008 11:51 PM

How is this a joke??? "Maybe that will kill them"??? Is killing all of Iran something he thinks Americans want to do?

I actually went to Iran last year and the people there were awesome. Every single Iranian I met treated me with kindness. No matter what their president says, I do not want to joke about killing Iranians! Not funny, you crazy old coot!

Posted by: The Nadir | July 8, 2008 11:47 PM

I can not believe that anyone would vote for McCain. He is as reckless today as he's always been; and to give him control over our nukes would be utterly horrifying.

Why must we continue to insult people around the world with our thoughtless rhetoric?

I'm a conservative but I do not support McCain because he's not capable of leading our great nation, his latest irresponsible comment confirms it to me yet again.

Posted by: Antonio | July 8, 2008 11:44 PM

LOL! The "Impostor" has now, reached a new low.

Impersonating a Conservative named "Steve".

NO Right leaning Conservative is THAT Loony Stevie!

Nice Try!

Then again, the Sarcasm is probably over your head- YOU are an Idiot!

Mo Bettah? ;~)

Posted by: Saint | July 8, 2008 11:43 PM

Me, I am personally rooting for more skin cancer. What is the old saying, a fish rots from the head down, Mccain already has a good start.

--------------
This is the saddest example of discourse I have ever seen and I am not talking about McCain. I am talking about the people commenting on this article. McCain made a joke, maybe not a very good one but there is no reason to blow this out of proportions. Lets let the republicans over react over everything, they are better at it.

Posted by: mike | July 8, 2008 10:53 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 11:42 PM

McCain has displayed a moment of the ignorance, the ignorance that has separated us from the rest of the world. For a man of much political experience, he sure sounds like a plain ole sh@#$t kicking redneck.

Posted by: cornsnap | July 8, 2008 11:37 PM

I hope he suggests Camels.

Posted by: vkosanovich | July 8, 2008 11:35 PM

Thank you for clarifying those voteing record for steve, jess. I'm not sure if it will help him realize he has a lot of mis information. I can sympathize with him in wanting Mccain to be the same old Maverick he use to be. But the fact is the old man is diffently haveing memory problems, and anger issues. Anger get worse with age I'm told. Given the fact he this old with sever arthritus,skin cancer, and a sleeping problem-you have to kind of admire him for still being on his feet all these months. But it doesn't change the fact we cannot let this poor soul become our President. He simply is not fit to do so! Sense we only have two choice's, I see Obama as a reasonably good choice at this point.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 11:34 PM

And you want this man to be president?

He would be a disaster on foreign policy. He just goes out their and insults people.

Posted by: Michelle | July 8, 2008 11:29 PM

Is this his idea of foreign policy? Not even George Bush is this clueless!

Posted by: SueB | July 8, 2008 11:27 PM

It is just an insight into what a sick fu@k Mccain is. It is just a matter of time till he is caught referring to Obama as a spook, spade or ni@@er.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 11:26 PM

hey guy`s i know i`m the new guy on the block but i love to talk about the rethugslicans1 i can tell that none of them have read the project for a new amreican century aka the new world order! it the blue print for their plan they have put in place just go to PNAC.COM and read their doctrin if you want to be scared of something or someone then go read this!

Posted by: GSGGRIGSBY | July 8, 2008 11:25 PM

My goodness steve! I would no more spit on Mccain or any one alse! The trueth is the trueth! 8 years ago, I probally would have voted for Mccain. He was a real Maverick and as a Republican he was one of my guys I really liked! But steve it's time people face the facts here! Not a day go by that Mccains memory doesn't fail him! If that isn't the problem, his temper gets in the way! or some thing like this! Just at the time when our foreign policy is falling completely apart and where try to improve it, Mccain comes out with a joke that is about killing the Iranian people! Just resently I watched two videos of Mccain side by side! Steve he was saying the complete oppisite than he said in the first video! It wouldn't be bad if this was the only time! But I've seen dozen of them like that sense this election started! He denies saying things, than the video proves he has time and time again. Some thing is wrong with the poor old man!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 11:22 PM

Is this the Steve Comedy Hour? I thought it was the Washington Post. Must have hit the wrong button on the remote.

Posted by: tom | July 8, 2008 11:21 PM

McCains statement were thoughtless, mean, and reckless. The recklessness is what scares me the most.

And Steve...how about some calm and measured discourse. Youre not going to convince anyone by parroting the same few ideas over and over (without some sort of evidence) and insulting other people. I understand that this is very intense topic, but lets take it down a notch.

I think both Obama and McCain would encourage a calm and measured conversation.

Posted by: scott | July 8, 2008 11:20 PM

McCains statement were thoughtless, mean, and reckless. The recklessness is what scares me the most.

And Steve...how about some calm and measured discourse. Youre not going to convince anyone by parroting the same few ideas over and over (without some sort of evidence) and insulting other people. I understand that this is very intense topic, but lets take it down a notch.

I think both Obama and McCain would encourage a calm and measured conversation.

Posted by: scott | July 8, 2008 11:20 PM

hey guy`s have you seen this i could not believe my ears! now i know why george bush does`nt worry about osama bin laden!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UnychOXj9Tg

Posted by: GSGGRIGSBY | July 8, 2008 11:19 PM

Mike - yea, it was "just a joke" but a nice insight into the thinking process . . . why would the natural humorous reaction of our prospective leader be a desire to "kill them"?

And poor "Steve" seems bereft of facts and thinks a 95% Voting record of supporting the Bush Administration is a "Maverick", VOTING against Veteran Health Care Bills (2004,05,06 & 07), opposition to Webb G.I. Bill, and Steve claims that McCain ranks as a "middle Conservative" when the National Journal and Congressional Record cannot "rank" him due to having missed too many votes in 2007. It pains me to see such blunt ignorant bias passed off as "discourse" . . . and yes, it is reflective of McCain's obtuse thinking to make such remarks as a PRESIDENTIAL candidate.

Posted by: Jess Wonderin | July 8, 2008 11:18 PM

Is Steve a robot?

Posted by: El Gee | July 8, 2008 11:16 PM

HEY GUY`S THIS GOES OUT TO STEVE! HERE`S YOUR HERO!
http://therealmccain.com/

Posted by: GSGGRIGSBY | July 8, 2008 11:15 PM

What's this "Obama wants to bomb Pakistan" crap? The only remark he made in that regard was that if there were actionable and accurate intelligence to suggest bin Laden (Remember him?) was alive and operating out of Pakistan, we would act to take him out. Sounds very unreasonable, right?

I understand John McCain made a joke, but I don't think that kind of talk is funny, only because I think our leaders should never lose sight of the fact that our aim is to engage Iran's leadership, and not ever to kill Iranian citizens. That should never even be the punchline of a joke.

Posted by: James | July 8, 2008 11:12 PM

Actuallly steve I watch very little of the Media on T.V. I get little of my infor there. I do enjoy Time,Washington post,Huffington,Dailykos and a few others! I do this, because I can find Court sight and Book passages, Logs and other on the spot info's and updates and compair them! I enjoy research and I have read Obama's books and Mccains Navy History. I said I respect him for his service! My brother was hit from friendly fire in viet nam and couldn't make it through all the reconstruction surgery, he died! My boy was in Iraq on three tours of duty. All my uncle, and son in law were military! I have a lot of respect for military! But because my brother climbed the ranks as a boot soldier, and recieved the purple heart and other medals--------I still would not have said that he got experience from the military that would make him a good Commander and chief to run our country. You should curve the way you speak, and try to be observant of both sides! In no way would I say Obama is perfect!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 11:10 PM

Time for your meds Steve. This time swallow them like a good boy.

Posted by: Walt, | July 8, 2008 11:09 PM

Oh, HA HA! I get it! :) Kill the Iranians, right? McCain's right, we should just all lighten up and have a guy who could be president of the most powerful country on the planet joke about killing innocent people. LOL!!

Posted by: mk3872 | July 8, 2008 11:07 PM

oh well. im disgusted at the same time glad he's making this kind of mistakes of mistakes more than he should. i hope he does more of these knee jerk stupid jokes of his. you know why?

Posted by: clint | July 8, 2008 11:06 PM

Ahh more presidential good judgement from Sen. McCain. Now that's leadership.

What do you expect from somebody who finished in the bottom 5 of his class?

Posted by: P. Youk Migutsout | July 8, 2008 11:06 PM

Wow another bout of PTSD, does anyone want this guy with his finger any where near the button!

Posted by: TEXDEM | July 8, 2008 11:01 PM

With this joke and Bomb bomb bomb Iran, i don't see how he could seriously pursue any kind of engagement with Iran. McCain will have no options other than war, he has already escalated the situation. Peoples lives are at stake.

The media and republicans think this stuff is ok because he is a veteran. People outside the US won't see it like that. He clearly is not qualified to lead the country. If John McCain is president, we will have war with Iran and people will die.

Posted by: Julian | July 8, 2008 10:59 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhh,

Ahem,

Cough-Cough!

OHHHHHHH:

Ba-Ba-Ba, Barbara Ann!

Ba-Ba-Ba, Barbara Annnnn!

BARBARA AAANNNNN!!!!!


:-(


WHAT? What? ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | July 8, 2008 10:59 PM

Obama is Bush.

Obama voted for the 2005 Bush energy bill that gave tax breaks to energy companies.

Obama and Bush both want to continue signing statements.

Obama wants to continue Bush's faith based program.

Obama and Bush both didn't serve.

Obamabush for change.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:58 PM

I am talking about continuing a war that is illegal and should never have been started in the first place.

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:57 PM

I am an Iranian. Comment like this doesn't anger me as much that it should. The reason is the ignorance of probable future leader of a hype power nation, who does not have slightest knowledge or respect about the one of the most ancient civilization which at those proud moments of her long history, has contribute magnificently to the world, better serves his so called enemy than his nation. Take a glance at past 8 years of Bush and see where Iran and US standing in the world was then and is now.

Posted by: Mohammad | July 8, 2008 10:57 PM

WD only problem is McCain and Bush hate eachother.

WD you are a LIAR.

McCain and Bush can't be more opposite.

I am sick of your lies.

Lets see McCain a POW and Bush AWOL.

McCain wants embrionic stem cell research

Bush against stem cell research.

McCain wants prescription drugs imported from Canada.

Bush against that.


McCain wants to sign kyoto

Bush against that.

McCain for U.S joining internation criminal court.

Bush against that.

Bush for signing statements along with Obama.

McCain against that.

McCain for capping green house emissions.

Bush against that.

Bush for tax breaks for oil companies in 2005 energy bill. Obama voted for it.


McCain against it.

Bush loves earmarks along with Obama.


McCain against earmarks.


McCain and Bush are opposites.

They have different biographies, they have different personalities.


McCain is a navy man from the silent generation who wouldn't leave his men behind.


Bush is a spoiled baby boomer who went AWOL.


You people are such liars.


You have spit on a good man in McCain.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:54 PM

This is the saddest example of discourse I have ever seen and I am not talking about McCain. I am talking about the people commenting on this article. McCain made a joke, maybe not a very good one but there is no reason to blow this out of proportions. Lets let the republicans over react over everything, they are better at it.

Posted by: mike | July 8, 2008 10:53 PM

We just see the errors of the Iraq war and its impact on everything around us. Over 4100 soldiers have lost their lives for this over what? If it was in Afghanistan, most people could better understand. But now everything points to Iraq being over oil - and, of course, money.

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:51 PM

McCain also helped shut down the Congressional investigation into the status of POWs and MIAs because he was afraid his own record of collaboration would come to light.

That is unforgivable.

Posted by: MT | July 8, 2008 10:51 PM

You can't argue with drug addicts, alcoholics, Christians and religious fanatics and, of course, Republicans. The truest definition of insanity is when you replace facts with opinions and the Republican party's tactic at staying in power is based upon keeping everyone in a fearful, emotionally-driven state of distrust, while trouncing facts with mean, hateful and baseless opinions and lies. Hmm... that tactic sounds strangely Orwellian.

It's a proven method of marketing to the lowest common bulk of the uneducated and unwashed 'Chicken Littles' that make up such a large portion of every society. In every case, a Republican will always argue from the position of emotional opinions, hence the reason they need to work so hard at maintaining, as well as perpetuating, their delusional grasp of reality. Just like drug addicts, alcoholics, Christians and religious fanatics.

Republicans have a clear defect in their reasoning ability - and that is, they simply don't have a reasoning ability. Facts don't matter to Republicans... neither do they matter to drug addicts, alcoholics, and Christians and religious fanatics.

Scaring the majority of the populace into voting for them to keep them in office, which always goes against EVERYONE'S best interests, is all that matters.

If anyone wants to know what's in store for America's future should McCain win, read 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich' History always repeats itself and America has learned nothing in these past seven years with Bush at the helm. Possibly the best thing would be another 4 years of Republican rule. Afterall, it took 12-years for the National Socialists to destroy Germany by the mid 1940s. If another Republican is elected, the best thing that could happen is he really screw things up to the point of, or beyond George W Bush, so that he will insure the term 'Republican' will hold the same disdain as 'Nazi' forever.

Posted by: Christopher | July 8, 2008 10:51 PM

Dan Steve, the new script has arrived in your mailbox. Try it using a female name this time, you need to mix it up a little.

Posted by: Terry | July 8, 2008 10:51 PM

McCain's Latest Iran Joke
By Michael D. Shear
Sen. John McCain hasn't had good luck joking about Iran. But he tried it again Tuesday.

Responding to a question about a survey that shows increased exports to
Iran, mainly from cigarettes, McCain said, "Maybe thats a way of killing them."

He quickly caught himself, saying "I meant that as a joke" as his wife, Cindy, poked him in the back.

Last time, it was also Iran. His singing about bombing Iran to the theme of the Beach Boy' "Barbara Ann" drew derision from many quarters but a "lighten up" response from McCain.

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are you just racist? is that the problem?

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:38 PM

Obama voted against Hale Demar.

Hale Demar protected himself against a robber.

Hale Demar was protecting his family.

Obama voted for him to go to jail because he used a handgun against a robber in his own home.

Obama is scum.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:37 PM

How childish to hate some one you haven't meant! Seems your hate and temper is as bad as Mccains. But I'll reserve that observation untill I meet you. but that won't happen I'm sure. But let me tell yuo I'm a republican turned Demacrate this year! Mccain use to be a real maverick! He lost that years ago! He's still a war hero and I will respect that! Bul I don't have to like what he did in the navy, and how he got what he did because of his dad's position and money. Any other Military officer that was that poor in learning, and piloting would have been kicked out! He learned little in the military, because he fooled around, and he admits it!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 10:37 PM

Elle your Obama sees everything through hate of white people.

Have you read his books about his hate toward white people.

Have you seen Father Pfleger his moral compass mock Hillary and the church rose up.

Have you seen Obama bashing the white people in the Jenna 6 case and saying he will prosecute them.

Obama is full of rage. Obama took his children to that hateful church. Oprah left that church a long time ago.

Obama, Wright, Rezko, Father Pfleger, Hamid.

Obama is a scary man. Obama praised Hamas to a palestinian activist in 2004.

Obama is for the other side.

Obama takes the side of radical islamists.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:36 PM

Steve probably doesn't trust men, hence himself. Ego is a losing proposition everytime exemplified by Gov Bush.

Posted by: JD | July 8, 2008 10:35 PM

steve what you gonna do win obama wins?


MT said, "McCain is a collaborator. He made propaganda statements for the North Vietnamese while he was held as a prisoner. Do you really want a collaborator and a traitor in the White House?" That's what we've got now. Bush, Cheney and Condoleezza are traitors, through and through. Proof; they were warned DOZENS of times in 2001 that a huge terrorist attack within the US was coming. They chose to do nothing, and just let it happen. There were PUBLIC highjacking threats that CNN broadcast in late June 2001 that warned the American people BE ON THE ALERT FOR YOUNG MUSLIM MEN WHO WILL TRY TO HIJACK JETS. These were official warnings from the federal government to the general public and to airline and airport employees. BUSH LET THESE WARNINGS LAPSE BEFORE 9/11, despite the August 6th, 2001 briefing that told him OSAMA HAS EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO ATTACK WASHINGTON DC AND THAT youg muslim men were spotted casing federal buildings in New York City.
This is the level of treason and vicious anti-Americanism that we are dealing with from Bush and his gang.

Posted by: Halo Jones | July 8, 2008 10:50 PM

Alberta dumps McCain.

Alberta how has Obama worked across party lines.

Alberta what has Obama done.

McCain is a leader on the senate armed services commitee.

McCain was chairman of the commerce commitee.


Alberta you bashed McCain's record then what is Obama's.


Alberta what is Obama's bipartisan record.

Obama takes the liberal position 99 percent of the time.

Obama is the most liberal politician every running for the presidency.


Earth to Alberta McCain is far more to the center than Obama.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:49 PM

Good thing McCloneBush is married to a rich lady.

He has no future as a standup comic.

Posted by: jeffp | July 8, 2008 10:48 PM

Steve - please back your BS with FACTS - you sound more like a basement bound momma's boy dreaming of a wearing big guy shorts and maybe, just maybe joining the army if they'll let you wear rubber pants at night and come home weekends . . .

So far your rants have shown no facts, education or critical thinking skills and unlike you I have served my country and earned the right to question authority . . . McCains VOTING record does NOT support Veterans in spite of his "Hero" status . . .

Posted by: Jess Wonderin | July 8, 2008 10:47 PM

McCain USED to be that way -- now he is McSame, a Bush clone just so he could get the Republican nomination. In other words, he sold his soul......

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:46 PM

McCain has worked his ass off throughout his career building bridges across party lines.

Then you lying so called former republicans dump McCain for Obama.


McCain is twenty times the bipartian legislator than Obama.


So your logic is dump McCain for Obama who came to the senate and ran for president.


Oh yeah that makes sense,.

Earth to Alberta earth to alberta.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:45 PM

Nobody needs to cater to gun nuts this election year. The 2nd amendment has been here since before slavery, I htink you guys are ok. Bad news for you neo-cons, no matter who gets elected you're screwed. And the racist comments don't offend me, I'm content with having a black commander in chief.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 10:45 PM

Steve,
Why don't you go steal some oil, you might feel better.

Posted by: JD | July 8, 2008 10:45 PM

Steve I sat in a church that I didn't like the new pastor that took over. But it was my church for years. Doesn't mean I agreed with every thing he said or did either. If every one walked out every time the pastor,minister, or father said or did some thing they didn't like, there would be NO church goers! Especially in the cathelic church after all those rapes took place! Do ya see know?

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 10:44 PM

Hale DeMar did not go to jail.

"Two days after the break-in, the Cook County state's attorney's office released a statement declaring DeMar's actions self-defense. But Illinois requires gun owners to keep a firearm owners' identification card, and DeMar's had expired in 2000. On January 8, 2004, he was charged with that violation, which carries a maximum penalty of a $2,500 fine and a year in jail. Prosecutors dropped the charges about a month later, saying they did not want to "revictimize" DeMar for a "lapse."

But the Village of Wilmette fined DeMar $750 for disobeying its handgun ban. "Our function is not to make ordinances but to enforce them," says Brian King, deputy chief of operations at the Wilmette Police Department. "The individual told us he was knowingly in violation of the ordinance for a long time. If you don't enforce it in that case, it makes it impossible to enforce it for anybody else." Chief Carpenter acknowledges that the department could have made an exception in light of the circumstances. "There is discretion involved," he says, "but we felt it was appropriate in this case."

http://www.reason.com/news/show/36162.html

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:44 PM

Obama voted against his party 3.3 percent of the time.

McCain voted against his party 33 percent of the time.

Who is the maverick.

McCain is.


Obama is the most liberal senator in the senate.


McCain is in the middle.

McCain is 44th most conservate out of 100 senators.


McCain has crossed the aisles.


I am so sick of you lying frauds.

You trash McCain who has worked across party lines.


Obama has never done anything. Obama is a lying fraud.

Obama never held one hearing on pakistan.

Obama lies for political gain on positions.

Obama has never worked across party lines.


So you dump McCain for Obama.


You people suck.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:43 PM

It's incredible that Republicans have selected a North Vietnamese collaborator to run for President.

I would never have believed it.

At least McCain is supporting amnesty for undocumented immigrants. It's just about the only redeeming political stand he has.

Posted by: MT | July 8, 2008 10:43 PM

Alberta you a liar.

You believe media lies.


McCain has shown great courage.

McCain is for embrionic stem cell research.

McCain is against Bush's signing statements. Obama is for Bush's signing statements.

McCain is for closing Gitmo.

McCain is for signing kyoto.

McCain is for importing prescription drugs from canada.

McCain is for allowing companies to negotiate as part of Medicare part D

McCain is for capping green house gases.


McCain is the same maverick he has always been.


The media has distorted McCain's positions and outright lied.


Alberta you are lying about McCain.

Tell me how he isn't a maverick anymore.

Obama is the most liberal senator.

Obama is dishonest and far left.

McCain was ranked 56 out of 100 senators.

McCain went against his party more than almost any senator.


You are a taking the Howard Dean lie.


Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:41 PM

are you just racist? is that the problem?

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:38 PM

Obama voted against Hale Demar.

Hale Demar protected himself against a robber.

Hale Demar was protecting his family.

Obama voted for him to go to jail because he used a handgun against a robber in his own home.

Obama is scum.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:37 PM

How childish to hate some one you haven't meant! Seems your hate and temper is as bad as Mccains. But I'll reserve that observation untill I meet you. but that won't happen I'm sure. But let me tell yuo I'm a republican turned Demacrate this year! Mccain use to be a real maverick! He lost that years ago! He's still a war hero and I will respect that! Bul I don't have to like what he did in the navy, and how he got what he did because of his dad's position and money. Any other Military officer that was that poor in learning, and piloting would have been kicked out! He learned little in the military, because he fooled around, and he admits it!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 10:37 PM

Elle your Obama sees everything through hate of white people.

Have you read his books about his hate toward white people.

Have you seen Father Pfleger his moral compass mock Hillary and the church rose up.

Have you seen Obama bashing the white people in the Jenna 6 case and saying he will prosecute them.

Obama is full of rage. Obama took his children to that hateful church. Oprah left that church a long time ago.

Obama, Wright, Rezko, Father Pfleger, Hamid.

Obama is a scary man. Obama praised Hamas to a palestinian activist in 2004.

Obama is for the other side.

Obama takes the side of radical islamists.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:36 PM

Steve probably doesn't trust men, hence himself. Ego is a losing proposition everytime exemplified by Gov Bush.

Posted by: JD | July 8, 2008 10:35 PM

steve what you gonna do win obama wins?

Posted by: Ben Matheny | July 8, 2008 10:34 PM

McCain is a collaborator. He made propaganda statements for the North Vietnamese while he was held as a prisoner. Do you really want a collaborator and traitor in the White House?

Posted by: MT | July 8, 2008 10:34 PM

Obama did not state he would bomb Pakistan, he siad what the Bush Administration did about a month ago. They got intelligence AlQaeda targets in the mountains in Pakistan and they sent missles in to kill them. Funny thing though, the criticized Obama initially for his position, then they pursued it. Once again, Obama got it right.

Posted by: Jose Lopez | July 8, 2008 10:33 PM

by the way -- I am a disillusioned "rightist" or was...now i am a better informed, use common sense American.

Knowledge is power --- please educate yourselves properly. Don't believe everyting the MSM feeds you.

Obama '08

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:33 PM

JD go to Wright's church and rail against America.

JD you american traitor.

Go be friends with father pfleger, wright rezko for 20 years.

Go to hell you american hating scum.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:32 PM

Elle your Obama Messiah said kill pakistanis.

Elle that was a policy to announce he would bomb them.

That created turmoil in pakistan.

That showed the rage of Obama to show how tough he is.

You don't announce a policy like that in public.

Elle you are a hypocrite

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:31 PM

crybaby steve

Posted by: WD | July 8, 2008 10:31 PM

Steve,

You should really let go of the hate. Not only will you have no friends, but you will have no country.

Posted by: JD | July 8, 2008 10:30 PM

McCain flew planes for over a decade.

McCain was on the first carrier out during the cuban missile crisis.

Obama was smoking cocaine and going to Wrights church and railing against america.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:29 PM

Just the fact that McCain's first thought was about killing Iranians should show everyone where his mind is. He sees everything through the lens of war making.

If that doesn't scare you, then you aren't paying attention.

Posted by: Elle | July 8, 2008 10:29 PM

You leftists suck.

Obama announces that he will bomb pakistan and you swoon over him.

McCain makes a joke and you bash McCain.

Then you say McCain is a warmonger because he is a POW.

The reality is Obama is the one with rage from Wright's church.


The reality McCain saw the horrors of war first hand and would never have a policy announcing he would bomb bomb pakistan.

McCain went after Obama for announcing he would have a policy of bomb bomb pakistan.


You lying leftists didn't say a word about that.

So you are more angry with saying bomb paksitan as a policy instead of a joke.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:27 PM

He didn't say he'd bomb Pakistan! He said he'd bomb the terrorist camps in the Mountains of pakistan! Get it right! And than only if pakistan refused to control the terrorist in the mountain region. And he ain't against white people, he is half white for pete sake. Use some of those brains god gave you. Mccain Navy experience is graduated 6 th from the bottom of his class! Crashing 3 planes,an getting shot down because he was fooling around in the plane! Unless of course you think that they would toture the President, than that would of cours be his experience to gain that office! Come on, you must see that the poor old man has no memory, poor control over his temper and thinks that thoughts of killing all the timle is normal!

Posted by: alberta treadway | July 8, 2008 10:26 PM

Re: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:15 PM

But McCain's ordeal does not qualify him for the presidency. If it did, we ought to elect whatever poor soul was most horribly tortured by the CIA or our Guantanamo military.

If McCain were fit to govern, he would have discouraged his son's serving in Iraq, just as he would want to bring home all our troops, whose blood is being spilled just so Big Oil can control Iraq's petroleum filds to keep supply down and prices up. (If Big oil produces less, its costs decrease, but its profit climb.)

Posted by: Loup-bouc | July 8, 2008 10:25 PM

To Matt what happens when President Obama announces his policy is to bomb pakistan.

To Matt you left wing hypocrite.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:25 PM

To Jess:

Your Obama said he hopes gas prices continue to go up.

But you don't care about that.

You just hate McCain.

You can't stand the fact McCain didn't leave his men behind after being tortured for 3 years.

You want to spit on Mccain some more.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:24 PM

Like Bush, McCain is where he is because of an Admiral Father and Grandfather and a rich wife; i.e. influential families with money. Both McCain and Bush, themselves were screwups and lousy students.

Posted by: xargaw | July 8, 2008 10:24 PM

This is the sort of campaign gaffe McCain has never been able to control. Is this what "experience" means? And what happens if he makes a ill-timed "joke" while President? Fair Q's...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | July 8, 2008 10:23 PM

alberta

Your obama Messiah said Bomb bomb Pakistan.

You leftist hypocrites didn't say a word when he announced he would kill pakistanis.

I hate you hypocrites with every fiber in my body.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:22 PM

To Lindsay:

Could you imagine McCain taking his children to a hateful church.

Could you imagine McCain calling father pfleger his moral compass. This was after Father Pfleger praised Farakkan.


Could you imagine McCain saving 300 grand on a sweetheart land deal from Tony Rezko.

Could you imagine McCain buying land from Rezko while Rezko was under investigation.


Could you imagine McCain going to a church that has papers praising Hamas.

Could you imagine McCain nodding in church while America was being bashed.

Could you imagine McCain praising Wright even after the 9/11 comments he made.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:20 PM

You are adults here. Any how your suppose to be! Mccain constant thought of killing Iranians is really scary! the man wanted to bomb them first, now send enough cig's over to kill them! When is it exceptable in our society to joke about killing people? our schools got a no tolerance law for such joke's. And you think it's nothing or proper for a Presidential candidate of united states to continue to make jokes about killing people of other countries? Whats wrong with you people? the only angry man here people is Mccain! He calls his wife filthy names! That's verbal abuse. he lose's his temper at his co workers in the senate an calls them horrible names an physically attacks one! Now he thinks it ok to joke about killing people! Ya, this man really has the common sense and mental stablity to be a president,not!

Posted by: alberta treaddway | July 8, 2008 10:18 PM

Lindsay:

Obama said he would bomb pakistan. He annoucned it publicly. That caused great turmoil in pakistan between the parties. McCain went after him for that.

That is real life not a joke.

Your Obama nodded as Wright bashed America.

Your Obama never sacrificed anything for his country.

Obama has no experience except Wright's church for 20 years.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:18 PM

McCain can't even lift his arms over his head.

McCain gave 5 and a half years to this country.

McCain had his arms repeatedly broken when they hung his arms from the ceiling.

McCain can't comb his hair to this day.

McCain's 19 year old son enlisted at 17 and just returned from Iraq.

McCain's other son is at the navy academy.

I am tired of McCain getting spit at.

I am tired of you McCain haters.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:15 PM

Dan/Steve,

You're not considering taking hostages, are you?

Posted by: trumpet2 | July 8, 2008 10:15 PM

yes I did I gave it to you.

Posted by: mirand harris | July 8, 2008 10:13 PM

Could you imagine Obama cracking a joke like that? Not in a million years. Not even privately.

Posted by: Lindsay | July 8, 2008 10:13 PM

McCain gives the press hours on his bus each day. McCain gives the hours on his plane.

Obama never gives the press that access.

Obama wouldn't accept McCain's town halls.

McCain has open town halls hundreds of them.

Obama doesn't have 1 percent of the town halls McCain has.


I can't stand the coverage of this election.

I can't stand the distortions of this election from the huffingtonpost.com

McCain is being constantly taking out of context.

Obama gets 20 times the magazine covers and puff piece packages on the news.


The MSM is 85 percent registered democrats.


This isn't democracy.

This is a coronation.

The media has chosen sides like we are in russia.

Have fun with your one party nation.


Dems 300 house seats.

Dems 60 senate seats.

Obama wright rezko father pfleger president


I hate this election with every fiber in my body.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 10:12 PM

"I hate this election with every fiber in my body."
Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 9:58 PM

"I hate this eleciton with every fiber in my body."
Posted by: Dan | July 8, 2008 10:03 PM

And Dan/Steve don't try to pad these comments to make it seem like there are more people discontent with Obama than there is--it's dishonest.

Posted by: phi | July 8, 2008 10:12 PM

John mcshame is a nut, who lives
in a glass house and should not
throw stones.

Posted by: miranda harris | July 8, 2008 10:11 PM

Dan,

You missed your medication, didn't you?

Posted by: trumpet2 | July 8, 2008 10:10 PM

"I can't stand how this election is covered."
Posted by: Dan | July 8, 2008 10:03 PM

I hope you know Obama had a townhall just this morning and he has a 24hr reporter pool on him, reporting ridiculous things like what time he goes to the gym, what restaurant he took his wife out to, etc. McCain, on the other hand, doesn't have a 24 pool.

Posted by: phi | July 8, 2008 10:08 PM

Steve - get a grip my boy, and read a newspaper or two, turn off Rush and get a factoid or two . . . if McCain continues doing the "Bush is doing a good job" we will all be greeters at self serve Exxon stations as we line up our rented mo-peds and take to euthanizing the elderly to save medical expenses . . .

Posted by: Jess Wonderin | July 8, 2008 10:08 PM

Keep him joking. He just shows his lack of reality more with each slip - especially when the Main Stream Media discounts it as "that's just the way he is."

Posted by: nyer11 | July 8, 2008 10:04 PM

McCain gives the media 20 times access as Obama.

McCain has the media on the back of his plane and bus for hours each day.

McCain holds a press availability at every stop.

If a reporter tries to go near Obama during a stop he goes wild.

Obama walks out of press conferences.


After this election all candidates will follow the Obama model.


Obama doesn't do anything.

McCain has open town halls all the time.

Obama won't have open town halls.


Obama is winning the presidency by doing nothing.

McCain takes tough questions and gives open access and the media because they are 85 percent democrats pound him for any slip up.


After this election no candidate will ever give the media access like McCain is doing.


The media gives Obama puff pieces like access hollywood.

The media gives Obama 20 times the amount of covers that mccain gives.


Give Obama the presidency for 8 years until 2017.

I hate this eleciton with every fiber in my body.

I just hope I live long enough to erase this horribly covered election from my mind.

I can't stand how this election is covered.

Posted by: Dan | July 8, 2008 10:03 PM

John McBush has the same disease as George W. Bush: everytime he opens his mouth an infinite volume of stupidity is there for the whole world to see.

As Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid." Plus, America is in such deep sh*t already we don't have four more years to waste on another idiot.

Posted by: trumpet2 | July 8, 2008 10:02 PM

Cigarrettes kill. That is a slogan. My god the media needs to get over themselves and stop being mr rogers.

A reported asked him about the government getting cigarrettes.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 9:59 PM

Obama says bomb pakistan. He announced that policy which caused turmoil in pakistan.

McCain went after Obama for announcing that policy.

That is real life policy folks not a joke.

McCain has discipline from being a navy man.

Obama is an angry man with rage from 20 years in Wright's church.

I hate this election with every fiber in my body.


Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 9:58 PM

Obama says bomb pakistan the left loves him. Obama announces a policy to bomb paksitan.

McCain makes a joke not a policy.

McCain hates war. McCain is a navy man.

McCain voted against keeping troops in Lebanon.

Obama is an angry man who nodded with Wright as he bashed America.

Obama told a palestinian activist who supports hamas in 2004 to keep up the good work but couldn't talk about Israel during the election.

Obama went to that hateful church for 20 years.

Obama railed against white people.

Father Pfleger who praised farakkan supports Obama. Obama called him his moral compass. Obama then invited him to Iowa.

Obama got a sweetheart land deal from Tony Rezko saving him 300 grand.

Obama never has open town hall meetings.

To you McCain haters.

If you think your life is going to be so great just because the chicago hack politician Obama is president then you are clueless.

I hate this election with every fiber in my body.

Posted by: Steve | July 8, 2008 9:55 PM

Go McCain!! You are saying what most folks actually think. Of course, Obama will say whatever he thinks that anyone that might vote him is hoping he might say. But, even if he does fumble a joke, his Obamabots bow down and chant that it doesn't matter, since he is the messiah! McCain is the real deal and Obama is the joke.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 9:55 PM

night all greed trust woman

Posted by: universityst | July 8, 2008 9:33 PM

Obvious brain damage from malnutrition and too many whacks behind the head with bamboo sticks during his imprisonment in North Vietnam. Or maybe he wasn't too sharp to begin with.

Posted by: majorteddy | July 8, 2008 9:29 PM

Good. Grief. The man is not presidential material.

Posted by: Neesh | July 8, 2008 9:15 PM

This is incredibly offensive and horrifying.

Posted by: Nathan | July 8, 2008 9:06 PM

McCain shows his true face again, salivating at the thought of wiping out the entire Iranian population. But then most republicans are barbaric animals who want to kill everybody that's not like him. Only racist blood thirsty animals can vote for McCain or call themselves republicans for that matter.

Posted by: playa | July 8, 2008 9:04 PM

McSenile I suppose? Joking about killing a whole population of people under any circumstances is not funny.

Posted by: Not Amused | July 8, 2008 8:54 PM

Premier says: "Bush is doing great job."

Out of curiosity, do you work for Exxon?

Posted by: Mark Baity | July 8, 2008 8:50 PM

Any guy who makes jokes about killing entire populations of people should not be president.

Posted by: Shankarwolf | July 8, 2008 8:38 PM

Gosh...did McCain just have ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT?

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | July 8, 2008 8:32 PM

Mark, Bush is doing great job. McCain does not need to separate himself from him: Obama needs to do so.

Obama is now a Catholic as well from July 1.

Posted by: Premier | July 8, 2008 8:27 PM

These types of comments don't help him separate his policies from G.W. Bush's.

Posted by: Mark Baity | July 8, 2008 8:11 PM

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