Joe Biden was in Green Bay Wisconsin early this morning , (I didn't get to go ) where he took on Mc Cains claim to Foreign Policy experience head on. He bluntly told the crowd that on the biggest Foreign Policy decisions our nation is currently facing , Barack Obama was right and John Mc Cain was wrong.
And , surprise Democrats, he actually did it without fear and gave perfect examples to back up this truth. Other surrogates should grow a back bone and follow Joe Bidens and Wes Clarks lead on challenging John Mc Cains false reputation of good judgment .
I have said time and time again , that John Mc Cain is dangerously incompetent when it comes to this nations security and that it's time to stop being afraid of the little "POW" box he's been hiding in and expose him for what he is.
DANGEROUSLY INCOMPETENT !
Here is the video from this morning.
I just wanted to remind you why Obama picked Biden.
Check THIS Out.( http://www.youtube.com/watc... )
For those who STILL feel like they need a long shower after that , that , Whatever it was we saw this week , I have a few suggestions.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !
Source: The Obama Campaign Website
Senator Hillary Clinton Addresses the Democratic National ConventionWednesday, August 27, 2008 at 12:24 AM
"Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our President." - Hillary Clinton
Senator Hillary Clinton took to the podium tonight and delivered a resounding speech to the assembled delegates and to Americans across the nation. As one of the most groundbreaking candidates ever to run for the Presidency, Senator Clinton has inspired millions of women and men with her unyielding commitment to the causes that we all care so deeply about. And tonight, she left no doubt about what we all must do to face the challenges ahead of us: unite behind Barack Obama and present a fully unified Democratic Party to the country and the world.
Senator Clinton's speech was a stirring reminder that presidential campaigns are not about a single person, but about the power of what people can do when they come together to unite for change:
I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?
It really was an incredible moment for our party and for America. If you missed it, check out this video of her address:
Michelle at LGBT Caucus MeetingMichelle at LGBT Caucus MeetingTuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:45 PMThis afternoon Michelle dropped by the LGBT caucus meeting in Denver. Building on what she shared last night, Michelle spoke about Barack's vision for the world as it should be, focusing on themes of equality and justice.
Barack believes that if we come together, and work together, we can build the world as it should be.
In the world as it should be:
We work together to repeal laws like DOMA and Don't Ask Don't Tell, and we oppose divisive constitutional amendments that would strip civil rights and benefits away from LGBT Americans--because discrimination has no place in a nation founded on the promise of equality.
Anyone willing to put in an honest day's work can make a good living and support their family--and employers are held accountable for discrimination against LGBT Americans.
The federal government fully protects all of us--including LGBT Americans--against hate crimes.
In the world as it should be, we recognize that equality in relationship, family, and adoption rights isn't an abstract principle, but goes directly to whether all Americans can lead lives of dignity and freedom.
Joe Biden made his first campaign appearance as the Democratic vice presidential nominee earlier today, joining Michelle Obama, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, and Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner at an Economic Roundtable. Biden talked directly and bluntly about issues like the Supreme Court, taxes and health care, explaining:
My dad used to have an expression. He'd say 'Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget and I will tell you what you value.' ... This is not something that is beyond our reach. It's all about what your priorities are.
You know, I spent 20 years in business. If you ran a company whose only strategy was to tear down the competition, it wouldn't last long. So why is this wisdom so hard to find in Washington? I know we're at the Democratic Convention, but if an idea works, it really doesn't matter if it has an "R" or "D" next to it. Because this election isn't about liberal versus conservative. It's not about left versus right. It's about the future versus the past.
Warner knows a thing or two about change. As he shared in his speech, during his tenure as governor of Virginia, Warner inherited a dire state budget shortfall. Warner worked with the heavily Republican legislature to close the budget gap. Under his leadership, Virginia was named the best-managed states in the nation. The state made record investments in education, innovation, and job training and got 98 percent of Virginia children who were eligible enrolled in the children's health care program.
Warner shares Barack's vision for change and commitment to working together to solve the problems we face. Check out pictures from Warner's speech below:Scenes from the Convention Floor
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I have been so very angry over this , that I was waiting until I calmed down before I addressed it because I know how I get when I am angry. I can be rather blunt and sometimes , down right vicious when I confront a stupid fool or a person who acts like a stupid fool. Especially , when they are my own race representing me.
As you all know, and as I am constantly reminded, I am an African American woman who was raised Evangelical Christian and my father , who was a pastor by the way , taught us to reverence the Jewish Community and their faith because we have the same God.
The "God The Father" that we refer to in the "Holy Trinity" , is the God of the Jews and is to be reverenced ! And his people , respected. This idiot from "Tennessee" is not only being a racist Xenophobic fool , she is being very Un-Christian and borderline blasphemous !
I am ENRAGED ! And the more I am reading about this Tinky , Pinky or whatever the heck her name is , I am becoming even more angry. So, seeing that it's not going to get any better, I think it's best to address it now before I really go nuts.
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Are you satisfied with paying $100.00 a week to fill up your gas tank ?
Are you complacent in the uncertainty of your future and that of your children?
Are you proud of the job our nations lobbyists and special interests are doing in Washington DC?
Do you enjoy playing Russian Roulette with your health by staying uninsured ?
Do you enjoy walking past homeless Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets on the street ?
Do you enjoy choosing between filling a drug prescription and eating a decent meal ?
Are you happy with the way FEMA responds to natural disasters here in America ?
Are you happy with the poor Education your children are getting ?
Are you happy that your Social Security Benefits are at risk ?
Then , this November , show your pride in incompetency and vote for the one true candidate that has promised to keep your life running exactly as it is.
John Mc Cain : Putting Incompetence First
I hear the same old spooky tales about the "Bradley Effect" every single time a person of Color runs for high office. I'm no longer worried about it and neither should anyone else be worried about it.
Unless, they are one of those people who have that disease where they are embarrased to be a bigot even though they call themself a Democrat and lie to pollsters and then vote against a person of Color.
But the rest of us have nothing to worry about. Not this year and not this time.
HERE, LET ME BE MORE SPECIFIC AND TO THE POINT
Register to vote, and send Voltage to play at the Democratic National Convention. We have songs that are perfect for the event already written, and I am already the number one democrat at the DNC.Read More »
I wonder why Wisconsin ranks number one in getting "shetfaced". Could it be because there's nothing else better for those of us who are grown , single , adults to do ? Seriously. One of the first things I noticed right away when I moved here was that this is not a state for single people or adults for that matter. The entire state looks as though it was designed by Parents who don't want to be bothered with kids.
Nothing but schools and playgrounds, water parks and Colleges . Nothing at all for the adults besides a bar on every corner and a few pathetic attemps at night clubs (Sorry, but I'm from Cali) So, it's no wonder that Wisconsin ranks number one in getting "shetfaced" all the time. Give us something else besides "Packer Season" and maybe we'll lay off the booze. Don't Cha Know?
Who's Side Do I Take ? My Candidate or My Senator ?
I'm torn. On the one hand , I see where my senator, Russell Feingold is coming from , but I also see where my candidate, Barack Obama is coming from. Now, this is not about which one I agree with the most or who I trust on the issues the most because the truth is, I agree with them both the exact same. Neither has been perfect. I mean, Russ voted for Chief Justice Roberts and Obama didn't. But Obama is helping to pay off Hillarys debt soooo....
Like I said, neither of these two are perfect and even Sen. Russ Feingold pretty much admitted that he sort of understood where Sen. Barack Obama and others were coming from in an interview with the Young Turks. Feingold said that basically , the argument may be that we should just compromise now, and wait till we have a Democratic President and let him fix it rather than have this fight.
Feingold stated that he thought the approach was wrong even though he expressed that understood it. At the same time, what Barack Obama is saying is that this compromise , even though it doesn't go far enough in that it still grants immunity to Telecom , at the very least , outs and end to some of the worst provisions that had allowed Bush to break the Law.
I personaly am going to withold judgement untill I watch CSpan later today and see what both my senator and my candidate do and what all transpires because as of now, no votes have been taken on this bill, only lots of speculation. But part of me is with Sen. Russ Feingold and part of me understands where Sen. Barack Obama is coming from.
If John Mc Cain doesn’t want to be teased like this, then he’s really going to have to get a hold of his bearings because he is really tripping out on the Campaign Trail and making crazed and confused comments. This time, he is rambling off to the American people something about how under Barack Obama’s Tax Plan , “every single working man and woman from all walks of life and all pay brackets, will see an increase in their Taxes”. I mean, that’s just crazy talk.
I don’t know where Mc Cain is getting these strange thoughts that make him say things that are not true, but Barack Obama will not raise taxes on Middle and Working Class Americans. Under Obama’s Tax Plan, 95 % of the American work force will see absolutely NO TAX INCREASE. Not only that, but those who make fewer than $200,000.00 will see a TAX BREAK and it will be bigger than what Mc Cain is offering. Well, what he’s offering this week, that is. We don’t know if he will change his mind. It sort of depends on what audience he is in front of.
Another thing that John Mc Cain is confused about is GITMO; or maybe I’m just confused about his position. John Mc Cain went livid and flipped out at the Supreme Court because of their decision regarding the detainees at GITMO. Mc Cain was rambling on about how horrible this was and how “they don’t deserve to be treated like American citizens. They are enemy combatants. They are trying to kill us”. But, here’s the thing. Mc Cain, citing the “torture” or “treatment” that the detainees were getting that violated the Geneva Convention, has stated that he wanted to close GITMO.
Now, I am wondering why he wants to close GITMO if his attitude towards the detainees is “they are our enemy, they want to kill us, and they are terrorists”. If he closes GITMO, what would be the reason for it? To save Americas face globally because we were caught torturing? And what does he plan to do with the detainees? Ship them off to another country and put them in Secret Prisons where they will be tortured in another nations name instead of ours so it won’t be on our conscience?
SNIP: Source: Daily Kos/WISPolitics.com
Here are some of the details from the Wisconsin poll ~ it's all good news for Obama and the Dems:
Wisconsin was a key battleground in the presidential contests of 2000 and 2004 and saw extraordinarily tight contests in both years. Al Gore beat George W. Bush by 5,708 votes (0.2 percent) in 2000, and John Kerry bested Bush by 11,384 votes in 2004 (0.38 percent). Goldstein points out, "In both 2000 and 2004, party attachments in the state were virtually identical with equal numbers of voters identifying with the Democrats and the GOP. One of the striking results in this poll and consistent with other survey work I have done in the state, the Democrats now enjoy a major advantage in party identification." In the study, 38 percent of probable voters identified with the Democrats and 24 percent with Republicans.
Obama has very strong favorable ratings with 64 percent of Wisconsin probable voters saying they have a favorable opinion and 32 percent having an unfavorable opinion. McCain also has relatively strong favorables, too, at 53 percent to 44 percent. Obama is seen as the candidate to bring about change (70 percent to McCain’s 42 percent) while McCain is seen as the experienced candidate (84 percent to Obama’s 43 percent). Still, as the evidence shows, McCain faces a stiff headwind in Wisconsin
Party polarization is a striking feature of Wisconsin opinion at this time with 87 percent of Democrats and 89 percent of Republicans saying they would vote for their party’s nominee if the election were held today. "For all the talk about a new politics, the electorate is sharply split,’’ said Franklin. Among independents, Obama holds a nine-point lead, 46 percent to 37 percent for McCain with 17 percent undecided.
WARNING TO THE MEN: (If you are squeamish, do not click on the extended. If you do and you get sick, too bad. I told you not to look) This is a serious Women's issue post that has some graphic text.
Even though Barack Obama now beats Mc Cain with the women vote 51 % to I think 28 ? ....I'm still disturbed by something I found out about the women who are actually supporting John Mc Cain.
50% of the PRO-CHOICE women supporting John Mc Cain are unaware of his position on Womens Rights.
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The Brody File has learned that in the next two weeks Barack Obama's campaign will unveil a major new program to attract younger Evangelicals and Catholics to their campaign.
It's called the "Joshua Generation Project." The name is based on the biblical story of how Joshua's generation led the Israelites into the Promised Land.
A source close to the Obama campaign tells The Brody File the following:
"The Joshua Generation project will be the Obama campaign's outreach to young people of faith. There's unprecedented energy and excitement for Obama among young evangelicals and Catholics. The Joshua Generation project will tap into that excitement and provide young people of faith opportunities to stand up for their values and move the campaign forward."