10.07.2008

The "Debate"

I could strangle both of them. Neither can answer a question. Case in point, McCain's answer (and I'm not picking on him, Obama is just as bad.) Brokaw: There are new economic realities out there that everyone in this hall and across the country understands that there are going to have to be some choices made. Health policies. Energy policies. And entitlement reforms. . . . Which of those will be your highest priority your first year in office and which will follow in sequence. McCain: [After asking for the three to be repeated and Brokaw specifically telling him to put them in order]: I think you can work on all three at once, Tom.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

A candidate can't answer a question honestly. They know that and have coached to skirt the question a be general. Can you imagine him sayin..."I think healthcare is the highest priority and nextwould probably be the energy crisis..."

He would be ripped apart for having his priorities out of wack.

So.....just say "all three" and you can't go wrong.

Anonymous said...

I find it irritating when McCain says:
let met tell you "my friends"......

Anonymous said...

I find it uh.....irritating when uh......Hussein starts a sentence and then uh...can't seem to think what the next uh......word should be.

Anonymous said...

McCain is not wearing a Flag Pin. .. Guess that means he is not as patriotic as Obama.

Anonymous said...

According to Joe Biden, paying taxes is patriotic. Since McCain pays more in taxes than Obama, I guess that makes him more patriotic.

Anonymous said...

Boring. Nothing new.

Anonymous said...

You have wavering obama and stammering mccain...can't decide which one is entitled to the sacrificial lambs position??All I know is that we are in trouble if these are the best genes we could strain through the sheets of congress??

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M-M said...

I found it extremely boring. The questions were all about their regular talking points they blab on about at all their stops around the country. How about more digging questions that are from way out in left field, kinda like the last one.

I agree with 9:09, that it is very annoying the way McCain always says "my friends".

Obama keeps saying that businesses can't get credit for payroll. Is that a common thing for a business to get a loan to make payroll? I don't think so.

Did I hear McCain right, talking about another $300 billion to buy mortgages? Wasn't that what that $700 billion stupid bailout was for?

This is the first I've heard Obama talk about spending cuts along with his new spending.

Anonymous said...

It ticks me off when neither one of them will answer a direct question that could be a short answer without making enough wind to make a sailboat speed. One in particular: (paraphrased of course because I do not remember it exactly) from one of the town hall on site people: "do you think that healthcare is a commodity?" and both of them went around and around, and left an abstract answer, when the answer to this one should be simply yes or no. The Brokaw asked question about Russia is evil yes or no, was unapproatie. Brokaw said this was a yes/no answer. I do not think it was. Obama went around and around blah blah, but McCain said "maybe". Maybe was the better answer, and McCain was quick with this one. Maybe not on most of the others, but he had a good answyer on this one, that it was maybe. McCain stated that yes, or no, would just not work. I agree with him on this one. This was a sucky trick question.m But there were a lot of other questions that could have had a very concise answer instead of all of the air from both of them. I thought if I was moderator, when that light hit red, they had five seconds before I blasted them with one of those canned boat air horns.
Both candidates should honor the pre-established rules. Brokaw made light of it, but it was like 2 Sarah Palins refusing to cooroperate.

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Anonymous said...

I cannot understand why McCain will not bring up the fact that Obama's only real employer in his life was working for William Ayers to distribute millions in foundation funds to schools to mold more children into clones of the terriorist Ayers and his convicted felon wife.

Anonymous said...

9:56 - you said it best.


Thanks!

Anonymous said...

An Obama presidency would revive a favorite word of mine though.

Kakistocracy-

Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

[Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; see caco– + –CRACY.]

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but I believe Obama wears a flag pin to prove his patriotism. Of course he would have to in order to convince the general public of his strong American belief (?). If one were to "break-down" his ancestory they would find he is far more Arabic than African American. I guess if more people were aware of this it may assist with their decision in whom to vote for. Go ahead and thrash me, I'm not attempting to argue but, facts are facts. I don't believe McCain has to "prove" his patriotism. The End.

Anonymous said...

I agree both skirted the questions throughout the night, but McCain's response to reform of entitlement programs was by far the best. Seconds after trying to take a jab at Obama by saying "Sure. Hey, I'll answer the question," he gave the most vague answers to fix SS and Medicare. Get Republicans and Democrats to work together to fix social security? Get smart people to tell us how to fix medicare and then vote on it? What the heck was that?

Anonymous said...

7:13 - True. McCain's response was vague. Did not really address medicare.

It was also contradictory. He began by implying he was a real maverick and stood up to the 'other' party as well as his own party, that he was not well liked in his own party at times. Then went on to say he would get dems & repubs to work together?? Not very convincing.

Said he would get a group of smart people to work on a fix. That was his early solution for a fix on the economic catastrophe. I hate solutions that simply entails forming a committee. Lacks leadership.

Anonymous said...

McCain said Obama's tax cuts would hurt small businesses.

If a business nets more than $250,000/year, is it really a small business? I think it is not.

I disagree with McCain's tax plan. I do not believe those with a personal income exceeding $250,000 should receive a tax cut. These are the fat cats on wall street. Since they are responsible for causing this global economic disaster, why should they get a tax cut and make the rest of us pay the $700 billion?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I don't believe his lapel pin was a flag...was too narrow. Can anyone find a pic that shows what it was on his lapel? Would be interesting to see.

Anonymous said...

8:25 many small business owners who employ a large number of people in Wise County make $250,000and over. They are not fat cats on Wall street. When Obama is elected and Nancy and Harry help him pass the increase in taxes, small business will get to keep less of their money. And amall business will be fined by Obama with help from Harry and Nancy if they fail to provide the health care (which is a right under Obama and friends). Less money they get to keep needed to provide more jobs.

Perhaps if you work for a small business you might consider how important it is to keep your job. Think about that when you go into the polling booth to vote for a very liberal candidate. Your anger against fat cats in Wall street may back fire on you later.

Unless you have run your own business (Obama has no experience in making pay roll or responbilities for providing jobs) paying higher taxes will either be passed on to the consumer or come from the employees. Small business is the heart of our economy. A nation without a strong economy will be attached from the outside.

Trust me when I say $250,000 is common for small business. Check it out and trust me it takes a lot of work to own your own business.

Anonymous said...

11:13, the company my father works for has had to borrow money to make payroll. They may not make it much longer.

wordkyle said...

I listened on the radio for about three minutes and couldn't take any more. Presidential debates are nothing more than coordinated campaign ads.

Anonymous said...

"If a business nets more than $250,000/year, is it really a small business? I think it is not."

A flea marketer can make that.

Anonymous said...

8:48 - Small businesses are typically defined by employing less than 100 people. A small business with net profit of $250,000 per year is exceptional. That is to say, they have net earnings of $250,000 at the end of the year AFTER all expenses, payroll, costs, etc. are paid. This company would be considered very successful and in my view should not be eligible for addition tax breaks. (McCain is saying they should receive a tax break, Obama says no they should not. In fact, Obama is saying small bus making less than $250k should get the break)

During the debate, McCain insisted Obama would impose a health care related fine on small business but he was wrong. Go to any fact check website. Here's one of them.(BE SURE TO READ THE LAST SENTENCE)

THE FACTS: Obama's health care plan does not impose mandates or fines on small business. He would provide small businesses with a refundable tax credit of up to 50 percent on health premiums paid on behalf of their employees. Also, large employers that do not offer meaningful coverage or contribute to the cost of coverage would be required to pay a percentage of payroll toward the costs of a public insurance plan. But small businesses would be exempt from that requirement.

Anonymous said...

These debates are useless. You can't get around "reading," "digesting," "extending" their plans before deciding..

Yet, few do. And that's is why we are in this mess.

Anonymous said...

8:59 I agree that saying all three would not be wrong. During the 2000 race in a debate, Bush was asked to name his favorite political philosopher, and he knew he could not go wrong by answering Jesus Christ. Ya'll rememeber, him nodding his head and blinking his eyes about 400 time per minute. Maybe he could just not think of Ben Franklin, Tom Paine, John Adams, etc. Later when talk radio would talk about this, "they" dropped the "political" word off of the sentence so Dooby would not seem like such a dumbass for naming Jesus a political philosopher figure.