McCain is more devoid of ideas than even you are.

Don't you just hate it when someone you dislike has better ideas than you do?

It must have been a bitter pill for you to swallow each time you have had to follow Barack Obama's ideas.

You chided Obama for being naive when he suggested having direct talks with Iran and yet that is exactly what you have done when you sent State Department representative to meet with Iranian and Syrian representatives.

You mocked Obama when he said we need many more troops in Afghanistan to keep the Tailiban from regrouping and yet you have had to pull troops out of Iraq to do just what he suggested.

He said he would bomb Pakistan if he knew there were hard targets in the region. Right-wing talk radio almost burned down their transmission lines with outrage that Obama would bomb an ally and yet that is exactly what you just did.

Obama has been ahead of you at every turn.

McCain is learning that Obama is indeed a smart fellow as he has also had to follow Obama's lead.

McCain falsely took credit for passing the GI bill which Obama DID support, and McCain voted against.

Obama has been the 'Change' candidate until McCain decided you were too much of a mill stone to carry around and decided he was a 'Change' candidate although he supported 95 per cent of everything you asked for.

Obama was the first minority considered to be considered the highest office in the land so McCain followed up and found a woman to run as his vice-president.

McCain's camp has been following Obama so closely they can probably tell you how often Obama farts while McCain has been pivoting on issues more often than an NBA point guard.

Is it any surprise that following the McCain campaign is a test in memory recall. Thank goodness we have newspaper archives and video libraries that show what McCain originally said before he reverses his position.

McCain's strategy seems to be to squash any discussions about specific ideas on how to get America out of the worst financial, judicial, and credibility crisis we have ever been in and has kept the conversation centered on gutter issues like Obama's race, pigs with lipstick, sexism, faith, nationality, honor, and his patriotism.

The McCain camp has been busy throwing crap on the wall looking for something to stick while the game clock is ticking to a close. They want Obama camp to either play 'whack a mole' with every smear, half-truth, and outright lie that gets uttered or to get him down into the mud.

We'll see how well that works out for him. In the meantime Palin has become the darling of the right-wing talk show circuit.

According to extreme right wing conservatives, McCain's pick of Palin as his Vice-president was a stroke of genius. She completely fits the Bush/Cheney mold.

The Alaskan governor has been such a hit with neo-conservatives that
Cheney called Palin the "Cold-Bloodied gal of my dreams."

Is that what America needs in the White House, someone who can give Cheney wet dreams and the rest of us worse nightmares than even you were capable of giving us?

McCain avoids disaster but only temporarily.

Mr. President,
Your poor party is having a heck of a time with their convention. McCain had to dodge and weave to avoid one major calamity, but fortunately Hurricane Gustav kept you away from Minneapolis. Thus avoiding the unfortunate reminder that the most hated person in the world and John McCain is so alike.

When "Country First" John McCain picked an unknown junior Governor to be his running mate, I had to ask, 'Which country is he thinking about'?

When McCain cancelled the first day of the convention because of hurricane Gustav, one McCain staffer said, "This is McCain doing the right thing; showing leadership, and taking command, ” the convention planner said. " He ’s deciding how to handle this, and Bush is irrelevant.” He actually said you are irrelevant?

No wonder they didn't want you there. Unfortunately, you still made an appearance the next day but at least it was over a satellite hook up and not live. Do you have major cooties or what?

Sorry if your feelings got hurt but you often said you did not care about your legacy because we would all be dead a hundred years from now. So for the next hundred years or until you are no longer with us suck it up junior.

Back in 2000 would you have guessed that you would be a treated like a turd in a corner by your own party after your term was over?
At this rate you will be able to have your retirement party in a phone booth with room left over for a couple of trays of appetizers.

I have always liked the way you link disasters to politicize your agenda. The Gustav hurricane was no exception as you used your time before the RNC convention to use the shutdown of oil platforms caused by the hurricane to justify extending offshore drilling.

But, the star of the show is Governor Sarah Palin. And everyone has been head over heals in love with McCain's pick, but for different reasons. Far-right Evangelists adore the floor she walks on while she has been red meat for late-night comics and the media.

I look forward to the vice-presidential debate. Maybe she could use the same receiving device you had under your coat when you debated Kerry. Who was at the other end by the way? It had to be the whole team because lord knows you don't know very much about anything.

Enough bad news for the republicans lets talk about bad news for everyone else.

While business is way down, home values are in the toilet and foreclosures are at an all time high at least
weapon sales by the U.S. Government are up 45 per cent. War is good for business but I guess it does not trickle down to all businesses.

Cheney has not shown his face anywhere near Minneapolis.
He decided to rattle another saber at Russia instead.

If I were Cheney I would worry that some people in that region of the world maybe very hostile to him..

From what I have read he is not sitting in the comfort of an aircraft carrier group as he normally is when he bitches out the people he wants to bomb.

After meeting with
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev at a press conference he said, "The United States has a deep and abiding interest in your wellbeing and security."

How much fortitude and concentration did it take to keep Cheney from saying "oil instead of "well-being and security? ”

Cheney's energy policy of bribe, blackmail or bomb oil-rich nations was well in play as he arrived with pockets stuffed with money, one billion dollars to be exact

Although Moscow withdrew most of its forces, thousands of Russian "peacekeepers" have remained in the two rebel regions and in a buffer zone.

Where is Condi Rice? I thought she was your Russian expert? I guess her knowledge of foreign affairs is not as good as Sarah Palin's predecessor.

Thank God Sarah Palin, potentially our next Vice-President, has all that foreign policy experience by living next to Russia.

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