I don't support the bailout
Is there truly no Dem out there that is against this?
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According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview
I held off on the news, for two reasons. One it was the Post and two it was the Iraqi Foreign Minister so I thought something could've been lost in translation.
The Obama camp responded today to the article, but I'm not entirely convinced he didn't meddle, and actually after his response believe that this was not lost in translation:
In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office, she said.
He did not say "delay" but he did say "don't rush". Aside from the possibility of meddling in foreign policy affairs, what strikes me most is the possibility of personal gain out of this incident. I'd like to hear less about Palin, and a more thorough investigation into what he said. It would be quite telling about his character.
After all he is a politician and they all stretch the truth.
We in the left value and strive for diversity. The problem is we want diversity in the left.So true. Yet the left can find nothing better than to belittle or ridicule people who go against the grain and believe in Creationism or Intelligent Design.
that “cultural and language barriers” prevented him from understanding the finances of his Dominican Republic beach house, and vowed to repay several thousand dollars in federal taxes he owes after failing to report $75,000 in rental income from the villa.Honestly, do politicians think we are that stupid? Even worse, how is it that the media is not calling him on this cheap ass excuse?
Biden would only criticize “what was not heard” from Palin, pointing to a void he saw in the Republican’s speech last night.I watched Biden's speech. I watched him go through his biography, tell us about how Jane and Joe are financially tight, that Obama was right and McCain was wrong, and that McCain was more of the same. He was very passionate. But since I didn't remember any substance in his speech I went back and looked at the transcript. I found very substantive attacks on McCain, and as for the Democratic stance this is what he said:
“I didn't hear the phrase health insurance mentioned once,” he said. “I didn't hear, I didn't hear one time any reference to education. I didn't hear a single syllable about how hard it is for middle class folks to get to their kids to college. I didn't hear anything concrete about jobs and what's going to be done about stopping the export of our jobs.”
Barack Obama will reform our tax code. He’ll cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people who draw a paycheck.I know that to some of you this may qualify as substance, but not to me. I have very high standards; I was one of the few people disappointed with Obama's speech b/c I thought it lacked "substance" and he missed an incredible opportunity to present his platform.
Barack Obama will transform our economy by making alternative energy a genuine national priority, creating 5 million new jobs and finally freeing us from the grip of foreign oil.
He’ll make college more affordable.
Barack Obama will bring down health care costs by $2,500 for the typical family, and, at long last, deliver affordable, accessible health care for all Americans.
Barack Obama will put more cops on the streets, put the “security” back in Social Security and never give up until we achieve equal pay for women. That’s the change we need.
And families cannot throw more and more of their paychecks on gas and heating oil. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more pipelines and build more nuclear plants and create jobs with clean coal and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal and other alternative sources.Now she goes on the trail, now she goes in the debates. It is now that she must bring the substance to the table and prove that she can not only deliver a speech with greatness, but survive unrehearsed.
We need -- (cheers, applause) -- we need American sources of resources. We we need American energy brought to you by American ingenuity and produced by American workers.