John Stewart's Observations about Obama and McCain
I love this video. It shows the real contrast between Obama's and McCain's German experiences yesterday.
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While Obama was doing this:
Here is the a link that shows Barack in front of 200,000 Germans in Berlin, and McCain in front of the Fudge Haus (a German restaurant) in Columbus, Ohio.
The Chicago Bears signed their top pick, offensive tackle Chris Williams.
Bush, McBush, and the Republicans don't want to believe that the Iraqis want us out. Believe it, the Iraqis want us out.
Maliki and the Iraqis want a timetable. Bush and McBush just don't want to believe it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki agrees with Obama's 16-month timetable.
Turns out that McCain is giving away information on Barack Obama's secret trip to Iraq. Obviously, details about Obama's trip need to be shielded from the public for security reasons. But, that didn't stop McCain from giving any would-be assassins or insurgents a heads-up while speaking at a campaign event.
It is turning into a landslide. Barack is up 322-216, but the latest polls have him up in Montana and Missouri. It is single digits all over the place for McCain in states that should be easy wins for him - Georgia, North Dakota, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alaska, and even Arizona.
Iraq and Bushie are now talking about a "general time horizon" for troop withdrawals.
That is how much Obama raised in June. Compare that to $22 million for McCain. The great part about Obama's money is it is coming from hundreds of thousands of small donors. The average donation was just $68. McCain gets all of his money from big money PACs and lobbyists who have hijacked this country.
Bush really is an idiot. He doesn't think the government is bailing out Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. I am particularly amused by his argument that he doesn't have a "magic wand." This is the second time he has told us that.
Because of outright incompetence and poor management decision to take on greater and greater amounts of risky mortgage debt, these two major institutions now find themselves in real risk of failure.
Great pickup for the Bears. They get a veteran player who is coming off of a major injury, but they didn't pay a lot for him. If it works out that will be great for both the Bears and Kevin Jones.
McCain admits to not understanding the U.S. economy. His top economic advisor, Phil Gramm, got in trouble last week for saying we are a nation of whiners and that the current economic woes are a mental recession. McCain thinks the Bush economy has been a solid one and wants to make Bush's tax cuts permanent - they have resulted in the largest deficits in American history and are directly responsible for the crash in the U.S. dollar.
All of Bushie's push for home ownership combined with the failure of housing and treasury regulators (in the Executive Branch) to properly regulate the mortgage industry led to billions of dollars in bad loans given to people who should never have gotten them.
He has a good piece in the N.Y. Times today.
Anheuser-Busch is no longer an American firm. It has agreed to selling out to InBev. Looks like it's Miller Time!
Not surprisingly, the Shia-dominated Iraqi government wants us out of Iraq. Iran does not want us on their border, and the Iraqi people want us out - so Iraq is now demanding a withdrawal timetable.