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politicrap...



i don't usually spout off about politics, especially here. and i don't think it should be any surprise that i normally lean to the left.....BUT,

come on barack. honestly?

you're accusing mccain of being wealthy and out of touch because he didn't happen to recall the exact number of properties he and his wife own? i mean seriously, that's like asking a redneck how many guns he owns or how many porn magazines he has stuffed beneath his mattress! once you have more than one or two, it just doesn't matter anymore. why clutter your mind (especially at mccain's age) with such useless information? it sounds as if you're berating the man for being financially stable (or at the very least marrying someone who is).....let's not forget that you and your wife raked in an estimated 4.2 MILLION last year, mr. 'in touch.'

i'd much rather my future president be concerned with more important things than the size of his own bankroll or say, how many friends he has on myspace....

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chuckvideo
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I could be wrong, but do you think Obama's puckering up to plant a kiss on McCain's noggin in that image?
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
um, yeah, i think he's fixin' to kick mccain in the family jewels! (note the arm brace to achieve maximum accuracy and force)
circumambulate
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
While I agree, to a certain extent, I think he's attempting to show that the lifestyle that McCain perceives as 'normal' is orders of magnitude above what the average American enjoys, and I don't think that's necessarily off-base.

This has the potential to be on par with Bush Sr. not knowing what a supermarket scanner was.
chuckvideo
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
I'm immediately reminded of John Kerry and his net worth derived from his wife's fortune in ketchup.
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
crapola
And what's this crap about reaching out to pro-life people? And what's this crap about it's cool to wiretap? And what's this crap about off-shore drilling? If he touches Roe, he's lost me. Well, maybe he already has.
Eva
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: crapola
(baby make pouty face): 'i want my hillary!'
recrea33
Aug. 22nd, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
i think pr teams should be banned from presidential races.
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
aaaaah, now that sure WOULD reform the campaign process! of course, we could also go the boxing ring route too... ; )
rickysaccount
Aug. 22nd, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Not only do I agree with you but, even more, I just found this out from Chuck's journal...
Happy Birthday, Dr. B!!!!! :)
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Re: Not only do I agree with you but, even more, I just found this out from Chuck's journal...
thanks doc R!!!!! ; )
theealex
Aug. 22nd, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
Um...I dunno. I think *I'd* remember how many houses I owned, they're kind of big...
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
well, i'm so old i don't even remember what i had for dinner last night. and i guarantee you it was really BIG.... ; )
sourgasm
Aug. 22nd, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
He preceded that housing blunder comment with a statement that the economy is in fine shape, despite his own current ads saying the opposite. Turns out he has, count 'em, 10 houses. In the middle of a national housing crisis, he has 10 houses.

I don't think a guy who has 10 houses (half of which are worth at least a million dollars) and runs around saying the economy is doing great is very well in touch with the current economic climate. Especially if he considers five million dollars "rich."

Also, Barack's money comes from his book sales going through the roof due to his current national status. His books being about 1) the state and struggle of race and racial identity in this country and 2) harnessing the ability to hope in the face of adversity. McCain's money comes from his rich wife. I don't think I'd consider them in the same league.
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
i understand your angle, and let me just say by no means am i a mccain supporter....YET.

but, i personally don't care where a person's fortune came from, as long as it wasn't unlawful and didn't hurt or kill someone in the process. the mccains have every right to own 10 houses. there's no law out there saying people have to give back (either altruistically or monetarily) a certain percentage of their wealth to stay 'grounded' or 'in touch.'

i'm just one of the many who is starting to question obama's strategy....

i appreciate your comments! : )
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 22nd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Curious Observation --

On recent tax return disclosures Obama gave 1% of his income to charity. VP Cheney -- who everyone loves to hate and fear -- gave 78% of his income to charity.
artworkslive
Aug. 22nd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
um, wow....
my jaw just dropped.

i'd be interested to know their charities too, might provide even more insight....
(Anonymous)
Aug. 25th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Hi Babysmith,

I thought your post was insightful yet funny, at least to me it was funny.

The real deal is ALL the politicians are full of shit! They ALL live privileged lives and ALL of them are way out of touch. How many of them have to run out to the corner market because they have accidentally run out of toilet paper or milk or something?

The real problem with politics is that the whole game is run my LAWYERS. Our government was never intended to be run by a bunch of out of touch privileged life lawyers but that what has happened.

When is the last time you saw a policeman, fireman, nurse, schoolteacher, factory worker, taxi cab driver run for President?? Maybe its high time to have someone in the position of power who knows what its like to live a real life and who also knows how to stretch a dollar and stretch some hamburger with some hamburger helper.

anyways, thats my 2 cents worth,

dave
artworkslive
Aug. 25th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
hey dave,
thanks for your 2 cents.....i'd say it's worth at least $1.50, if not more! ; )
(Anonymous)
Aug. 25th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
our forefathers were all from the "priviledged" class and/or lawyers.
recrea33
Aug. 27th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
it demeans us both

ban pr teams...

NOW.
artworkslive
Aug. 27th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Re: it demeans us both
yes, and i wouldn't be opposed to a quick slap on the wrist either.....
(Anonymous)
Aug. 28th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
To want to be president a person needs a certain cluster of talents and personality traits to suceed. Some of these talents and traits are identical to those of successful people who earn a lot of money. America is the place to earn a lot of money and if you don't it's not the government's fault, your parents fault or anyone's fault but your own. I work very hard and I am smart but I don't want any kind of power because then I would have to accept responsibility and that scares me. So I'll never be rich.
artworkslive
Aug. 28th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
you raise an important point.....america is INDEED the land of opportunity. you may not want a lot. but, if you do, america certainly seems to be the most fertile place to grow. but, not everyone is so power hungry or materialistic.....and i seriously doubt any politicians possess these qualities, although they try so desperately to convince everyone otherwise.

maybe that's why we distrust them so?
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