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Old 10-09-2008, 05:44 PM   #76
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Ok, I did some checking and Obama has only two Bill that he has authored in his three year that have been voted into law and these are some real important laws at that.

S. 2125, A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
S. 3757, A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the "Katherine Dunham Post Office Building."
Where did you get this info? Link? What was wrong with the Library of Congress? Worked fine for me. Lots of bills, many of them--like all bills--co-sponsored.

No party in power can survive this kind of economic meltdown. Not sure what else is relevant, I'm afraid, for good or ill.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:25 PM   #77
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Again, what is your source on who wrote what? Not that I doubt your claim, I'd just like to check that out.

Btw, do you really think these Senators write the bills? Their staffs do it, I'd guess. The legislative process is generally about consensus and bargaining. That's why 99% (my guess) of bills are co-sponsored. You get behind an idea, get your allies together, and make the deals that lead to passage. Given that Obama has done lots of this, given his large number of co-sponsored bills, he seems to be a good, if young Senator. The real way to judge these guys, when looking at their Senatorial records, is do you agree with the legislation they support? My guess is you don't. Great. That's a good reason to vote against him.

I actually like John Mc.'s senate record on lots of things: election reform and immigration, to name a few. But in his run to capture the republican base, he's had to repudiate all that. Further, his campaign's embrace of Rove operatives and their "call your opponent a terrorist or anti-american or worse" approach to elections is a 180 turn from his approach and attitudes after 2000. And Palin strikes me as a very bad VP choice, cynically chosen. So the Senate record gets counter-balanced by this stuff. McC's leadership decisions IN THE CAMPAIGN have been woeful, IMO. Go back to the Senate, John. We could use you there.
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Kids, anyone and everyone can play the "Throw Shit on the Wall, Hope it Sticks" game!

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I actually like John Mc.'s senate record on lots of things: election reform and immigration, to name a few. But in his run to capture the republican base, he's had to repudiate all that. Further, his campaign's embrace of Rove operatives and their "call your opponent a terrorist or anti-american or worse" approach to elections is a 180 turn from his approach and attitudes after 2000. And Palin strikes me as a very bad VP choice, cynically chosen. So the Senate record gets counter-balanced by this stuff. McC's leadership decisions IN THE CAMPAIGN have been woeful, IMO. Go back to the Senate, John. We could use you there.
My suspicion, based on observation and things I've heard and read, is that McCain is extremely frustrated with the campaign and he's become really a bit player in his own campaign. I remember seeing an interview with his campaign manager who said (paraphrasing) "When we ran things above water, no paid any attention to us. The only way for us to get people to listen to our ideas is to first grab their attention by going on the attack" Hence, the negative ads.

Then you have the whole Palin situation, who by every indication was a choice forced upon him.

Finally, I think just the competitor in him is realizing that his last chance at the Presidency is slipping away. What's worse for him, I'm sure, is that some "punk kid" is going to be President. By that I mean that in his mind he's probably thinking "I served in Vietnam, I was a POW, I've served in the Senate for over 20 years, I've run for President before; and now I'm finally on the verge of being President of the United States (in my last opportunity) and this guy with hardly any experience running his first ever Presidential campaign is about to beat me?!"

All that is making him, in my mind, look almost depressed when he's out there at campaign rallies. Like he's lost complete control.

But also, his value (as you point out) might simply be as a Senator. It's like a coordinator who can excel there but doesn't have those intangible qualities to be a head coach.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #80
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Anyone else read this yet?

Make-Believe Maverick : Rolling Stone

Yeah I know RS is liberal as all hell, but there are some interesting points made in this article with some sources that were close to McCain, and alot of this stuff comes directly from his own book.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:01 PM   #81
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You paint a picture of a prideful, wrathful, and envious man. Not attractive qualities at all.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:34 PM   #82
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This isn't very topical, but it's funny.

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lol that's so stupid it's funny ^^
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