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Sarah Palin Speech RNC 2008 [transcript and video]

September 3, 2008

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States…

I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America.

I accept the challenge of a tough fight in this election… against confident opponents … at a crucial hour for our country.

And I accept the privilege of serving with a man who has come through much harder missions … and met far graver challenges … and knows how tough fights are won – the next president of the United States, John S. McCain.

It was just a year ago when all the experts in Washington counted out our nominee because he refused to hedge his commitment to the security of the country he loves.

With their usual certitude, they told us that all was lost – there was no hope for this candidate who said that he would rather lose an election than see his country lose a war.

But the pollsters and pundits overlooked just one thing when they wrote him off.

They overlooked the caliber of the man himself – the determination, resolve, and sheer guts of Senator John McCain. The voters knew better.

And maybe that’s because they realize there is a time for politics and a time for leadership … a time to campaign and a time to put our country first.

Our nominee for president is a true profile in courage, and people like that are hard to come by.

He’s a man who wore the uniform of this country for 22 years, and refused to break faith with those troops in Iraq who have now brought victory within sight.

And as the mother of one of those troops, that is exactly the kind of man I want as commander in chief. I’m just one of many moms who’ll say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm’s way.

Our son Track is 19.

And one week from tomorrow – September 11th – he’ll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry in the service of his country.

My nephew Kasey also enlisted, and serves on a carrier in the Persian Gulf.

My family is proud of both of them and of all the fine men and women serving the country in uniform. Track is the eldest of our five children.

In our family, it’s two boys and three girls in between – my strong and kind-hearted daughters Bristol, Willow, and Piper.

And in April, my husband Todd and I welcomed our littlest one into the world, a perfectly beautiful baby boy named Trig. From the inside, no family ever seems typical.

That’s how it is with us.

Our family has the same ups and downs as any other … the same challenges and the same joys.

Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.

And children with special needs inspire a special love.

To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.

I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House. Todd is a story all by himself.

He’s a lifelong commercial fisherman … a production operator in the oil fields of Alaska’s North Slope … a proud member of the United Steel Workers’ Union … and world champion snow machine racer.

Throw in his Yup’ik Eskimo ancestry, and it all makes for quite a package.

We met in high school, and two decades and five children later he’s still my guy. My Mom and Dad both worked at the elementary school in our small town.

And among the many things I owe them is one simple lesson: that this is America, and every woman can walk through every door of opportunity.

My parents are here tonight, and I am so proud to be the daughter of Chuck and Sally Heath. Long ago, a young farmer and habber-dasher from Missouri followed an unlikely path to the vice presidency.

A writer observed: “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.” I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.

I grew up with those people.

They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America … who grow our food, run our factories, and fight our wars.

They love their country, in good times and bad, and they’re always proud of America. I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town.

I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better.

When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too.

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.

And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening.

We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.

As for my running mate, you can be certain that wherever he goes, and whoever is listening, John McCain is the same man. I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.

But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.

Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests.

The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.

No one expects us to agree on everything.

But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart.

I pledge to all Americans that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States. This was the spirit that brought me to the governor’s office, when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau … when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol’ boys network.

Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That’s why true reform is so hard to achieve.

But with the support of the citizens of Alaska, we shook things up.

And in short order we put the government of our state back on the side of the people.

I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law.

While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor’s office that I didn’t believe our citizens should have to pay for.

That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay.

I also drive myself to work.

And I thought we could muddle through without the governor’s personal chef – although I’ve got to admit that sometimes my kids sure miss her. I came to office promising to control spending – by request if possible and by veto if necessary.

Senator McCain also promises to use the power of veto in defense of the public interest – and as a chief executive, I can assure you it works.

Our state budget is under control.

We have a surplus.

And I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending: nearly half a billion dollars in vetoes.

I suspended the state fuel tax, and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress.

I told the Congress “thanks, but no thanks,” for that Bridge to Nowhere.

If our state wanted a bridge, we’d build it ourselves. When oil and gas prices went up dramatically, and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged – directly to the people of Alaska.

And despite fierce opposition from oil company lobbyists, who kind of liked things the way they were, we broke their monopoly on power and resources.

As governor, I insisted on competition and basic fairness to end their control of our state and return it to the people.

I fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history.

And when that deal was struck, we began a nearly forty billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.

That pipeline, when the last section is laid and its valves are opened, will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart.

The stakes for our nation could not be higher.

When a hurricane strikes in the Gulf of Mexico, this country should not be so dependent on imported oil that we are forced to draw from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

And families cannot throw away more and more of their paychecks on gas and heating oil.

With Russia wanting to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot leave ourselves at the mercy of foreign suppliers.

To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth of world energy supplies … or that terrorists might strike again at the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia … or that Venezuela might shut off its oil deliveries … we Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas.

And take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: we’ve got lots of both.

Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems – as if we all didn’t know that already.

But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all.

Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more nuclear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources.

We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers. I’ve noticed a pattern with our opponent.

Maybe you have, too.

We’ve all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers.

And there is much to like and admire about our opponent.

But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform – not even in the state senate.

This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot – what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it.

Victory in Iraq is finally in sight … he wants to forfeit.

Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay … he wants to meet them without preconditions.

Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights? Government is too big … he wants to grow it.

Congress spends too much … he promises more.

Taxes are too high … he wants to raise them. His tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan, and let me be specific.

The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes … raise payroll taxes … raise investment income taxes … raise the death tax … raise business taxes … and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars. My sister Heather and her husband have just built a service station that’s now opened for business – like millions of others who run small businesses.

How are they going to be any better off if taxes go up? Or maybe you’re trying to keep your job at a plant in Michigan or Ohio … or create jobs with clean coal from Pennsylvania or West Virginia … or keep a small farm in the family right here in Minnesota.

How are you going to be better off if our opponent adds a massive tax burden to the American economy? Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election.

In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers.

And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.

They’re the ones whose names appear on laws and landmark reforms, not just on buttons and banners, or on self-designed presidential seals.

Among politicians, there is the idealism of high-flown speechmaking, in which crowds are stirringly summoned to support great things.

And then there is the idealism of those leaders, like John McCain, who actually do great things. They’re the ones who are good for more than talk … the ones we have always been able to count on to serve and defend America. Senator McCain’s record of actual achievement and reform helps explain why so many special interests, lobbyists, and comfortable committee chairmen in Congress have fought the prospect of a McCain presidency – from the primary election of 2000 to this very day.

Our nominee doesn’t run with the Washington herd.

He’s a man who’s there to serve his country, and not just his party.

A leader who’s not looking for a fight, but is not afraid of one either. Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the current do-nothing Senate, not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee.

He said, quote, “I can’t stand John McCain.” Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we’ve chosen the right man. Clearly what the Majority Leader was driving at is that he can’t stand up to John McCain. That is only one more reason to take the maverick of the Senate and put him in the White House. My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of “personal discovery.” This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn’t just need an organizer.

And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they are always, quote, “fighting for you,” let us face the matter squarely.

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you … in places where winning means survival and defeat means death … and that man is John McCain. In our day, politicians have readily shared much lesser tales of adversity than the nightmare world in which this man, and others equally brave, served and suffered for their country.

It’s a long way from the fear and pain and squalor of a six-by-four cell in Hanoi to the Oval Office.

But if Senator McCain is elected president, that is the journey he will have made.

It’s the journey of an upright and honorable man – the kind of fellow whose name you will find on war memorials in small towns across this country, only he was among those who came home.

To the most powerful office on earth, he would bring the compassion that comes from having once been powerless … the wisdom that comes even to the captives, by the grace of God … the special confidence of those who have seen evil, and seen how evil is overcome. A fellow prisoner of war, a man named Tom Moe of Lancaster, Ohio, recalls looking through a pin-hole in his cell door as Lieutenant Commander John McCain was led down the hallway, by the guards, day after day.

As the story is told, “When McCain shuffled back from torturous interrogations, he would turn toward Moe’s door and flash a grin and thumbs up” – as if to say, “We’re going to pull through this.” My fellow Americans, that is the kind of man America needs to see us through these next four years.

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words.

For a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds.

If character is the measure in this election … and hope the theme … and change the goal we share, then I ask you to join our cause. Join our cause and help America elect a great man as the next president of the United States.

Thank you all, and may God bless America.

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  1. melo permalink
    September 3, 2008 11:03 pm

    I love this pick!

    melo’s last blog post..watch more sports… (updated)

  2. September 3, 2008 11:12 pm

    How exciting it was!
    The energy was electric!

    Poignant Twitter 😛

    That sound you hear is the Democratic party rolling out the drawing board and starting their campaign to take back the White House in ’12.

    9 minutes ago from web

  3. Ginro permalink
    September 4, 2008 1:55 am

    Wow!

    I wish we had someone like her over here!

  4. Freedomfighter permalink
    September 4, 2008 2:16 am

    How can you believe you are pro-life when your favorite President is killing thousands of men, women and children around the globe most particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    You double faced hypocrites. You like to turn the country back to medieval ear when Church as at the center of government.

    America Wake Up!

  5. Aaargh! permalink
    September 4, 2008 4:26 am

    > I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities.

    This will also go down well with all those hard working community organizers out there. Way to go, shows how the GOP really thinks about the little people.

    > “This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign.”

    Because we all know how many victories the US had the last couple of wars. Vietnam was a huge success, the capture and trial of Osama Bin Laden was another major victory and Iraq has turned into one of the safest countries in the world.

    This VP lives in some kind of fantasy land.

  6. September 4, 2008 7:04 am

    She delivered and no matter what the left loons say they’re scared Obamaless (sh**less)

    Chicago Ray’s last blog post..More Reaction To Sarah Palin, Obama Bin Biden Slayer

  7. September 4, 2008 7:42 am

    Ginro

    I wish you did too my friend. Perhaps if the McCain Palin ticket wins they can help you all out over there in some way. At least they are not afraid to talk about islamic terrorists like the appeasing dems. Rudy nailed it. 😉

    Freedom Fighter

    How can you believe you are pro-life when your favorite President is killing thousands of men, women and children around the globe most particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Freedom Fighter? LMAO Mmmkay… 🙄
    …killing thousands of men, women and children around the globe most particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan????
    Thousands across the globe? Are you high? Where? When?
    Fool. Bush is not a Muslim terrorist.
    If you want to go after the (real) blood thirsty murderers who have killed thousands of men women and children around the globe you are way off track by blaming Bush. And in blaming him you blame our troops.
    So…STHU! and STHD!.

    And while you are at it, thank God there are brave men and women fighting the evil
    that is spreading across the globe. I S L A M. Fighting to protect the likes of you who have
    their head shoved so far up their a*s they have no idea what is going on in the real world.


    Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

    Islamic Terror Attacks for First Part of 2008

    Islamic Terror Attacks for 2007

    Islamic Terror Attacks for 2006

    Islamic Terror Attacks for 2005

    Islamic Terror Attacks for 2004

    Islamic Attacks from September 11th, 2001 through 2003

  8. September 4, 2008 7:52 am

    I thought the speech was well delivered and she has demonstrated that there is more to her than all the media….

    … I knew she had done well when even MS-OMBAMA-NBC couldn’t come up with something really to say for the first 20 minutes after her speech… they had to wait to get the talking points from the Obama campaign…

    Byan’s last blog post..Gov. Palin “knocks it out of the park” with her convention speech…

  9. September 4, 2008 8:08 am

    Aaargh!

    > I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities.

    This will also go down well with all those hard working community organizers out there. Way to go, shows how the GOP really thinks about the little people.

    Community organizers/agitators are not the type that would ever vote Republican anyways. No big loss. 😛

    > “This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign.”

    Because we all know how many victories the US had the last couple of wars. Vietnam was a huge success, the capture and trial of Osama Bin Laden was another major victory and Iraq has turned into one of the safest countries in the world.

    Twisting the facts to suit your purpose will get you no where. Vietnam was a failure because we pulled out to soon. Just like your un-American idol and many of his ilk wanted to do in Iraq. You all hate American so much you would sacrifice our troops honor and turn Iraq into a blood bath as happened in Vietnam. Just so you could be satisfied the right lost. You make me sick.
    Clue! Bill Clinton (A Dem!) had at least two chances to have bin Laden handed over to him and he turned the offers down.
    And FYI Iraq is more safer now than it ever was.

    This VP lives in some kind of fantasy land.

    You have got to be kidding me!!!!!

    His devoted flock are the ones living in a fantasy land. Good God you all are so blinded by his power of persuasion you can not see the light.

    And where pray tell does Mr Barack ‘hopey changey’ Obama live?? In his -> own mind.
    A fantasy world of his -> own making.
    😆
    He is a legend in his own mind. And will never be one in any other capacity.

    If you all hate America so damn much I suggest you all pack your bags and leave. And take the Obamanation with you.

    Chicago Ray

    She delivered and no matter what the left loons say they’re scared Obamaless (sh**less)

    Sarah has them all squirming now. Wouldn’t you of loved to have been able to watch BO watching Sarah last night. OMG He probably wet his panties.

  10. non-american permalink
    September 4, 2008 8:10 am

    From a Non-American’s point of view I like how she says “But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart” when the Republicans have been running on this campaign through one-liners, jokes, insults, and personal attacks whether it be in commercials or speeches. Sarah Palin’s speech was nasty, rude, crude, and totally socially unacceptable from any leader. It was really ugly, the Republicans spent so much time attacking on Obama that they fail to lay out their plans and solutions to issues. It seemed to me they were more concerned with putting down Obama than the issues at hand.

    Palin, here’s a little news flash, the reporters and commentators that you dismissed are Americans too. It’s valuable to get feed-back and criticism. Without it how does one know if he/she is doing the right thing or how one is able to improve on situations or issues.

    Why do I care so much? Because the world looks up to America and like it or not is a world leader and I for one would rather look up to a leader of integrity, good will and good convictions rather than an intellectual aggressive barbarian with no soul and heart.

  11. September 4, 2008 9:00 am

    non-american

    From a Non-American’s point of view I like how she says “But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart” when the Republicans have been running on this campaign through one-liners, jokes, insults, and personal attacks whether it be in commercials or speeches. Sarah Palin’s speech was nasty, rude, crude, and totally socially unacceptable from any leader. It was really ugly, the Republicans spent so much time attacking on Obama that they fail to lay out their plans and solutions to issues. It seemed to me they were more concerned with putting down Obama than the issues at hand.

    Have you not listened to any of what Obama has to say? Why do some cover him with teflon? He is just as guilty or more of insults and personal attacks. Besides his gratuitous playing of the race card trumps any attack from the right.

    Palin, here’s a little news flash, the reporters and commentators that you dismissed are Americans too. It’s valuable to get feed-back and criticism. Without it how does one know if he/she is doing the right thing or how one is able to improve on situations or issues.

    Give me a freakin’ break! Most of the MSM is in the tank for Obama and have been since the beginning. Sarah Palin was right to have told them off. As soon as she was chosen by McCain they ferociously attacked her and her family. But God forbid anyone speaks against their savior Obama. They come out swinging. You say you are not an American well you should do some research on the media’s treatment of Palin vs. Obama. It is highly unbalanced and biased beyond belief.

    Why do I care so much? Because the world looks up to America and like it or not is a world leader and I for one would rather look up to a leader of integrity, good will and good convictions rather than an intellectual aggressive barbarian with no soul and heart.

    I have a news flash for you. Obama is not a man of “integrity, good will and good convictions” .
    His past associations revel a man who lacks integrity. And shines the light on a man of ambition who is so power hungry he will do anything to get what he wants. His mountain of lies is typical of a pathological liar. His arrogance is astounding. It is as if he has no self esteem and wants to prove himself to himself at the cost of America.

    Whether Obama has a soul and a heart well..the jury is still out on that.
    I appreciate that you care about the American political scene in regards to the world at large.
    A strong conservative presidential administration in the US is the worlds only hope. Do a little research on what is happening across the globe. Particularly in Europe and your country as well. Out of control immigration, nanny state policies and political correctness is throwing everyone to the wolves. Islam has breached the borders and is gaining a foothold all thanks to the above. Look up creeping/stealth sharia and legal/libel jihad. It is frightening what is going on right under our noses.

    I do not know about you but, I treasure my freedoms.

  12. September 4, 2008 9:19 am

    Red State is reporting that Gov Palin delivered a good portion of her speech from memory due to a malfunctioning (obviously operated by a liberal plant) teleprompter. If this would have happened to “Uh”bama he would have stood there “uh-ing” and “duh-ing” for hours. I wanted to post a link to this story but their website is currently down.

    stormin1961’s last blog post..Sarah Palin’s RNC speech

  13. September 4, 2008 9:28 am

    stormin1961

    I heard! She rawks!

    You said it!

  14. September 4, 2008 9:28 am

    Thats true and here’s that very  link  Stormin, good one…. I said that liberal plant thing myself when I heard that amazingly it would malfunction on this particular historical occasion. She still kicked it’s a** Stormin alright 🙂

    Chicago Ray’s last blog post..More Reaction To Sarah Palin, Obama Bin Biden Slayer

  15. oh please permalink
    September 4, 2008 12:45 pm

    what a douchebag. She’s not going to run this contry when McCain dies of a stroke, the old crotchety bastard! OBAMA will WIN hands down baby… go back to the kitchen and bake me a cake@

  16. Junkyard God permalink
    September 4, 2008 1:00 pm

    Contrary to what you war mongering fools may think, the democrats see Palin for the joke that she is, not as a threat. She was picked last minute, and for purposes of politics, not because she actually stands for anything. She didn’t even write that speech. Let’s get this straight. She was the mayor of a small town in Alaska (a few acres of snow) for two years before becoming attaining the prestigious title of “governer of Alaska.” Wow. Sounds like she already has a solid foreign policy lined up for us. She’s a devout Christian who thinks the war in Iraq is what God would want us to do. Maybe the thinner air in Alaska lets people be fooled by that, but in the eyes of a rational human being, that is the epitome of war profiteering. Victory? Yeah, right. Bush already proclaimed “Mission Accomplished” a few years ago, yet we’re still at war. And here’s a protip: a war on ‘terror’ will never end. You will pay for that excuse to allow the government to control your lives even more forever. She’s pro-life, which amounts to setting our country back several decades (and creates even more government intervention in the lives of women), and now she has an opportunity to flaunt it because her 17 year old daughter is pregnant (which will mean another baby for your tax dollars to support). How can you all be so blind? As an American, I am abstaining from voting this year. It is in the best interest of this country to have neither a communist (Obama) or fascist (McCain) party in control of our lives.

  17. September 4, 2008 2:20 pm

    @oh please

    Douchebag? What’s a matter didn’t your mommy give you enough attention? Or do women in general ignore you?
    Or both?
    Bwahahahahahaha

    Bake your own damn cake.

  18. Boggled permalink
    September 4, 2008 3:03 pm

    So Velvet, I’m intruiged by a couple of your comments.

    Obama isn’t a man of integrity, you say, because of past associations?

    Which associations do you mean, the bomber that reformed and became a very well respected law professor at Yale University? Or the pastor that when it came to light things he had said, Obama denounced for that very reason BECAUSE of his integrity.

    I’m sure you’re going to say that he knew all along and only denounced it because it came to light. You can believe that if you want, but how many friends can you say you know everything about? Everything they’ve ever said?

    I’m also APALLED at your blatant ignorance about Islam. The religion itself has nothing to do with the terrorism in the world. It is the extremists that take it too far. I can only assume you are a god-fearing Christian. Do you go out and kill any homosexual person you meet? No? Congratulations, you are exactly the same as the vast majority of Islamic practicioners out there. The Bible clearly states that you are to destroy practicioners of homosexuality. I think you need to go for it. If you call yourself a Christian that is.

    You also outright say that you don’t care about the working class or what they do in the discussion about the community workers not counting. Really? The people that keep the country functioning at the lower level doesn’t matter to you?

    It’s people like you that make me physically nauseous. It’s not even about living in your own fantasy world. It’s about sticking your head in the sand and not looking. The media isn’t treating Palin worse than Obama because of some favoritism, they’re treating her worse because she’s horrific. Her policies are the worst kind of draconian measures. She’s hypocritical on every level, policial, social and personal.

    She enforced removal of any/all sexual education in the school systems in her town other than teaching abstinance. Guess what, her daughter turned up pregnant outside of wedlock. Is it then the media’s fault that they reported about it?

    The Bridge to Nowhere…yeah, she was “against” it yet happily took money from the project to fund her interests. Again, is it a problem that the media reported about it?

    Yay, she can memorize a speech!!! Funny thing is, most of the most aggregious comments she made supposedly happened while the prompter wasn’t working. That means, guess what, that when she doesn’t have her words prepared for her, she reverts to her personal opinions, which is what the GoP is now having to apologize for.

    Anyone that disagrees with you suddenly hates America and disrespects the American armed forces? Guess what, this coreman hates McCain and Palin and everything they stand for. I still love America and will defend her liberty with my life, but try to tell these people that they’re unAmerican for speaking out against the crap we’re being fed by the GoP is offensive to myself and everything I joined the Core for.

    In short, you make me sick.

  19. September 4, 2008 3:51 pm

    Bill Ayers is a professor at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    Not Yale. Well respected in liberal leftist academic circles so what? And FYI! Ayers is unrepentant!!!!
    Could that be why, Obama has never came clean about his close association with Ayers.
    Lies, lies and more lies.

    Obama Should Come Clean On Ayers, Rezko And the Iraqi Billionaire
    Etc. Etc. Etc.

    What of Rezko??? Hmm???

    In fact, Obama was a dependable ally of subsidized developers in the Legislature, giving Rezko and others broader help as well. In “The Case Against Barack Obama,” I identify and parse six housing bills with which Obama was closely involved. A few examples:

    These and the other Obama-backed bills helped make millionaires of Rezko and other slum developers at taxpayers’ expense. The developers – including his former law boss and an adviser to his current campaign – reciprocated, together giving and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Obama’s campaigns.

    To sum up: Obama got them subsidies to build. He secured them a steady income of government rent subsidies. He arranged special tax credits and abatement’s for them. He backed measures that increased demand for their services, and helped them legally circumvent local laws.

    From BarackObama.com

    Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing throughout Metropolitan Regions: Communities prosper when all families have access to affordable housing. Barack Obama has supported efforts to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund to create thousands of new units of affordable housing every year. Barack Obama will also restore cuts to public housing operating subsidies, and ensure that all Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs are restored to their original purpose.

    Can we then expect more of the same as in the Rezko slum lord scenario?

    Or the pastor that when it came to light things he had said, Obama denounced for that very reason BECAUSE of his integrity.

    He denounced Wright at the very last available minute. Only to help save his campaign. If Wright was so distasteful to Obama then why did he stick around for 20 some odd years. His denouncement was a political move that is it.

    I’m sure you’re going to say that he knew all along and only denounced it because it came to light. You can believe that if you want, but how many friends can you say you know everything about? Everything they’ve ever said?

    Baloney Obama knew exactly how Wright is from the get go.

    But Obama admits part of Trinity’s appeal was that it wasn’t affiliated with DCP. “If I joined one of the churches I was already organizing, that might have caused some tensions,” he said. “And part of it was there was an explicitly political aspect to the mission and message of Trinity at that time that I found appealing.”

    For 20 years, Rev. Wright has been a “friend, mentor and pastor.” This is how Sen. Obama described him in a letter dated February 5, 2007.

    In that letter, the senator wrote “I constantly remember Rev. Wright as the shepherd who guided me to my commitment to Christ one Sunday morning at Trinity. I often consider, as I work in the Senate how he lives his life-a life of service to Trinity, Chicago and the nation; his activism on behalf of causes that few would champion and his dogged commitment to the first principles of love for God and fellow man. And in my personal walk, I seek daily to imitate his faith.“[…]

    Jeremiah’s faith/politics? Black Liberation Theology (Marxist) A racist hate mongering bastard. The Obama’s exposed their children to him. They should be ashamed. Of course they are not because they are no different than him.

    I’m also APALLED at your blatant ignorance about Islam. The religion itself has nothing to do with the terrorism in the world.

    You couldn’t be more wrong. Islam is the basis for terrorism. They have set a goal and they are using fear and terrorism to achieve it. Throw in a dose of soft jihad and they are a huge threat. Do some research!
    I prefer to not bow down to 7th century cretins it is obvious you do.

    You also outright say that you don’t care about the working class or what they do in the discussion about the community workers not counting. Really? The people that keep the country functioning at the lower level doesn’t matter to you?

    Working class? I did not say one word against the working class. I was speaking of community organizers who are of the left as Obama was/is. And no I do not give a flip about them they would never (as I already said) vote for a republican anyways.
    And FYI he was not very successful as a community organizer. One accomplishment (asbestos removal). And he thinks he can handle being president? Laughable. I find it amazing that there are still those who do not know how to put two and two together.

    It’s people like you that make me physically nauseous. It’s not even about living in your own fantasy world. It’s about sticking your head in the sand and not looking. The media isn’t treating Palin worse than Obama because of some favoritism, they’re treating her worse because she’s horrific. Her policies are the worst kind of draconian measures. She’s hypocritical on every level, policial, social and personal.

    I am trying to decide if the above deserves a rebuttal.
    It is BS from one end to the other. Obama is the media’s darling. And he has been well BEFORE she even arrived on the scene. It is not rocket science that most of the MSM leans left so of course they have chosen Obama as their man.
    I suppose if you crave socialism then vote for Obama. I choose not to.
    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/media_coverup_wright/2008/08/12/121354.html

    She enforced removal of any/all sexual education in the school systems in her town other than teaching abstinance. Guess what, her daughter turned up pregnant outside of wedlock. Is it then the media’s fault that they reported about it?

    Children should be left out of the equation. Period.

    Anyone that disagrees with you suddenly hates America and disrespects the American armed forces?

    Dude keep it in context. The poster did disrespect the American Military. Can you not read? I grew up in the military and when someone tries to spread the crap he/she posted to me they are anti-American. Deal with it or move along. No skin off of my nose.

    Guess what, this coreman hates McCain and Palin and everything they stand for. I still love America and will defend her liberty with my life, but try to tell these people that they’re unAmerican for speaking out against the crap we’re being fed by the GoP is offensive to myself and everything I joined the Core for.

    What is a coreman?
    The visitor I replied to claimed:

    How can you believe you are pro-life when your favorite President is killing thousands of men, women and children around the globe most particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    If you mean Corp not Core then when you see someone claim that Bush, rather the American Military under the Bush administration which is exactly what was intended. Has killed thousands of men women and children across the globe then you should speak up too. It is a bald faced lie!

    In short, you make me sick.

    The feeling is mutual. No..scratch that I pity you more than anything.

  20. September 6, 2008 11:13 pm

    Barack Obama in reply to the jabs from the RNC in regards to his community organizing:

    “I would argue that doing work in the community to try and create jobs, to bring people together, to rejuvenate communities that have fallen on hard times, to set up job-training programs in areas that have been hard hit when the steel plants closed, that that’s relevant only in understanding where I’m coming from, who I believe in, who I’m fighting for and why I’m in this race.

    “And the question I have for them is? Why would that kind of work be ridiculous? Who are they fighting for? Who are they advocating for?

    “Maybe that’s the problem,” Obama concluded. “Maybe that’s part of why they are out of touch and don’t get it because they haven’t spent much time working for those kind of folks.”

    Kellman had hired Obama to organize residents of Chicago’s South Side.
    […]
    But Obama was also worried about something else. He told Kellman that he feared community organizing would never allow him “to make major changes in poverty or discrimination.” To do that, he said, “you either had to be an elected official or be influential with elected officials.” In other words, Obama believed that his chosen profession was getting him nowhere, or at least not far enough. Personally, he might end up like his father; politically, he would fail to improve the lot of those he was trying to help.

    And so, Obama told Kellman, he had decided to leave community organizing and go to law school. Kellman, who was already thinking of leaving organizing himself, found no reason to argue with him. “Organizing,” Kellman tells me, as we sit in a Chicago restaurant down the street from the Catholic church where he now works as a lay minister, “is always a lost cause.” Obama, circa late 1987, might or might not have put it quite that strongly. But he had clearly developed serious doubts about the career he was pursuing.
    http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=2e0a7836-b897-4155-864c-25e791ff0f50

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