With less than a week to go before voters are expected to head to the polls in record numbers, a bogus flyer directing Republicans to vote Nov. 4 and Democrats to vote Nov. 5 has surfaced in Virginia (Read Here)
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Joe the plumber makes $250,000 a year whereas according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for plumbers in the United States in 2007 was $47,350.
Why are these politicians calling him a plumber when in reality he is a businessman. I bet next they will next call Bill Gates an electrician.
CNN’s poll of polls had earlier shown that Palin was the driving factor behind John McCain’s lead over Obama. (McCain leading 47 to 45 on 8th September). But it seems the Palin effect is over and Obama is back in the lead (47 to 44 18th of September). Palin’s favorable rating is at 40 percent, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. That’s down 4 points from last week. Her unfavorable rating is at 30 percent, rising eight points in a week.
Economy is the fundamental reason behind this change . McCain said Monday that “the fundamentals of the American economy are strong. Probably not a smart thing to say on the day of financial meltdown. Most Americans see Obama as more capable than John McCain when it comes to handling the economy, polls show.
Also “Thanks but no thanks to bridge to Nowhere” comment has angered many Alaskans and people are learning that she had earlier supported the bridge .
Former Bush adviser Karl Rove predicted Wednesday that Palin’s star power would wear off.
“Nothing lasts for 60-some-odd days,” Rove told The Associated Press. “Will she be the center of attention in the remaining 48 days? No, but she came on in a very powerful way and has given a sense of urgency to the McCain campaign that’s pretty remarkable.”
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, is questioning whether Palin has enough foreign-policy experience to serve as the country’s second-in-command. “She doesn’t have any foreign policy credentials,” Hagel told the Omaha World-Herald. “You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don’t know what you can say. You can’t say anything.”
“I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, ‘I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,” he added. “That kind of thing is insulting to the American people.”
GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was interviewed by Charles Gibson the other day. Here is an excerpt of her comments on how to deal with Russia in the future:
GIBSON: And under the NATO treaty, wouldn’t we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?
PALIN: Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help.
But NATO, I think, should include Ukraine, definitely, at this point and I think that we need to — especially with new leadership coming in on January 20, being sworn on, on either ticket, we have got to make sure that we strengthen our allies, our ties with each one of those NATO members.
We have got to make sure that that is the group that can be counted upon to defend one another in a very dangerous world today.
GIBSON: And you think it would be worth it to the United States, Georgia is worth it to the United States to go to war if Russia were to invade.
PALIN: What I think is that smaller democratic countries that are invaded by a larger power is something for us to be vigilant against. We have got to be cognizant of what the consequences are if a larger power is able to take over smaller democratic countries.
And we have got to be vigilant. We have got to show the support, in this case, for Georgia. The support that we can show is economic sanctions perhaps against Russia, if this is what it leads to.
Is she seriouslly thinking of going to war with Russia over Georgia? Would’nt going to war with Russia would make the world a more dangerous place? Which country was a larger power and which country was a smaller power when Iraq was invaded (on the pretext of finding WMD’s).
If the statement was made to gain political mileage then it is OK , but if she is seriously considering a conflict with Russia , then God help us all