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“That One” wins last night’s debate

October 8th, 2008 · 10 Comments

The polls and focus groups from last night show that Senator Obama, referred to as “that one” by Senator McCain, won. I thought that Obama clearly delivered a stronger performance last night. He scored with the more liberal wing of his party when he said that health care was a right, while McCain offered a more muddled answer. And to think that “town halls” are supposed to be McCain’s strong suit. As for the “that one” remark, a few weeks ago I remember Leslie Sanchez of CNN fame making an issue because Senator Obama called Senator McCain by his first name during the first debate. The Senate is supposed to be a collegial body where members know each other on a first name basis, but I don’t think that referring to a colleague as “that one” on national television is respectful or even very collegial. What do you think?

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Tags: Barack Obama · health care · John McCain · Leslie Sanchez · Presidential Elections

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 PABLO // Oct 8, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    IT JUST SHOWS THE TYPE OF PERSON HE IS. HE’S JUST A CRUSTY OLD WHITE MAN WHO STILL SEE’S HIMSELF SUPPERIOR TO THE BLACK MAN. TIMES HAVE CHANGED, BUT HE HAS NOT.

  • 2 Reyfeo // Oct 9, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I think it’s funny that Pablo uses the “White” word to make his asserted point that John McCain is a racist or feels “superior”..must we always go there in these discussion.

    As for the “That one” comment. It’s simple language oversight. In these debates, there are numerous slips and blunders…referring to Obama as “that one” didn’t come across to me as anything racist or superior. In this public dabate, you will get this sometimes.

    The reason its even a point of discussion is probably because the entire debate was boring…Tom Brokaw and all the two minute rules enforced, and agreed to, on both candidates, is a complete dis-service to the country…they might as well as put their talking points on national TV and read them out loud, that’s all this debate did; reiterate talking points.

  • 3 EYES OF TEXAS // Oct 10, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Please watch some actual film footage of Obamas past life experiences and become enlightened to the facts.

    FW: FW: IMPORTANT – TUNE IN ON SUN EVENING

    Barbara,

    Got this from Cindy Beach via her sister Harriet Sikes at Stewart Title. I will be watching!! Dan

    HELLO EVERYONE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

    SEAN HANNITY, OF HANNITY & COLMES ~ FOX NEWS, IS GOING TO AIR A VERYIMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, SUNDAY NIGHT AT 9:00 PM. HE STATED ON THE AIR THIS EVENING THAT NO ONE IN THE NEWS MEDIA WAS WILLING TO DO THIS.

    HANNITY IS GOING BACK TO OBAMA’S EARLIER DAYS, SHOWING EVEN THEN HIS TIES TO RADICAL PROFESSORS, FRIENDS, SPIRITUAL ADVISERS, Etc., HE STATED THIS EVENING THAT HE WILL SHOW IN DETAIL HIS TIES TO REV. WRIGHT FOR 20+ YRS (which we all know) HOW HE WAS PARTICIPATING WITH THIS MAN, AND NOT FOR THE REASONS HE STATES!

    HE HAS UNCOVERED MORE OF OBAMA’S RADICAL LEADERS AND WE WILL SEE THINGS THAT NO ONE IN THE MEDIA IS WILLING TO PUT OUT THERE.

    THIS WILL BE A NIGHT THAT YOU WILL KNOW MORE ABOUT OBAMA THAN EVER BEFORE. HANNITY IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND ASKED THAT EVERYONE PLEASE, PLEASE WATCH~~

    SUNDAY NIGHT, 9 PM.

    HANNITY IS DETERMINED THIS INFORMATION BE PUT OUT THERE BECAUSE AS AMERICAN’S, WE STILL DO NOT KNOW ABOUT OBAMA!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!

    THIS IS SERIOUS,EVERYONE. I KNOW MOST OF YOU WATCH FOX NEWS, AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR, BUT IF YOU CAN, PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

    THIS IS CRITICAL FOR OUR COUNTRY. MY PRAYER IS THAT WE, ALONG WITH SEAN HANNITY, WILL REACH SOMEONE/ANYONE BEFORE NOV. 4th.

    WE MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!

    GOD BLESS!!

  • 4 webmaster // Oct 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Pablo & Eyes of Texas,

    There is no need to write in all caps. It is difficult to read, and it come across like you are shouting.

    http://www.netmanners.com/courtesy1.html

    Thank you.

  • 5 jammer // Oct 14, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Oye Ojos, this is the same documentry that has already been debunked because even senor Hannity admitted that they did not check facts and sources because they are not into source and fact checking, kinda like you. You really have fallen for the republican truism, that being; that if you repeat a lie often enough people will began to believe it. In this cases you are the only one believing IT. In the words of that great show man”theres one born every minute. Hay que pendejo!

  • 6 EYES OF TEXAS // Oct 14, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Can you also debunk words that came directly from the horses mouth. Obama wants a National Police Force in the same line as Germany 1935.

    Do you think a Republican who said this could be elected president?

    By Vincent Gioia

    In his speech July 2 in Colorado Springs, Denver, media darling Barack Obama said:

    “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

    What Obama meant:

    “…we need a ‘civilian national security force’ that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force …”

    But as reported by Joseph Farah of WorldNet Daily Obama’s comments concerning a national police force are not included in published transcripts of his prepared remarks. Moreover, transcripts posted at both the Wall Street Journal and Denver Post do not have the critical passage and none of the major news media even mentioned Obama’s call for a national police force.

    The transcripts have all had the above paragraph censored. But on the YouTube video you can hear the above comment.

    The budget of the Defense Department is about $585 billion, over $200,000 per employee. The Heritage Foundation reports that spending on military personnel averages $70,000 per member, though it is not clear what that entails. If Obama is talking about funding his civilian national security corps at the same level as the military, he would need at least an additional $500 billion. That can buy a lot of clicking boots and Lugers and other wafen for his national Gestapo.

    Joseph Farah on WorldNet Daily wrote:

    “If we’re going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn’t this rather a big deal. I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military. How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together? Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that? If not, why did he say it? What did he mean?”

    I think Obama said exactly what he meant although as a slip of the tongue because this part of his agenda is not something to be expressed prior to the election. Obama has a socialist, near communist agenda, of government control and redistribution of wealth. A national police force would be important in achieving Obama’s goals and could be used to stifle opposition. If you think this is just conspiratorial thinking, reflect back on the days before Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.

    I thought we already had the FBI, DEA, BATF, U.S. Marshals, TSA, postal inspectors, park rangers, Secret Service, state bureaus of investigation, state police, local police, sheriffs and constables, among others, to already handle domestic law enforcement; why do we need an additional national police force? The only reason would be to exercise authority the existing agencies do not have.

    In all his life Obama has never managed an organization larger than a Senate staff, or that of a law school publication. And, he’s never operated a for-profit business or been responsible for any profit center within one. Yet now too many Americans seem willing to entrust him with management of the largest business in the world; and with a national police force as well.

    All Obama’s experience prior to his 123 days in the U.S. Senate has been in community organizing. Among other things he worked with ACORN, the extremist community organization whose rap sheet include perpetration of numerous acts of violence, such as the destructive actions in Philadelphia where numerous buildings were burned to the ground. His other experience includes assisting in the Meals-on-Wheels programs in Illinois, training programs for Vietnamese Refugees, assembling congregations and a synagogue in a mid-sized Texas town to provide emergency assistance to low-income citizens, and being an expert witness at a Texas Senate hearing when legislation forming the state’s Commission on Human Rights was being drafted. Although some of these community action deeds may be commendable, on one level, they hardly constitute any sort of experience to justify his election to the country’s highest office, and any comparison to Senator John McCain’s experience and background is laughable.

    Putting Obama in charge of a national police force is akin to giving a paper hanger (Hitler’s previous profession) an armed force funded with billions of dollars (to be commensurate with the existing military) and the power to enforce an agenda that will change every fabric of American freedom.

    I do not trust Barack Obama in the least and this only adds to my mistrust. If it had been John McCain who had made this proposal, the press would have been all over it. Why does Obama get a pass from the media; because they want Obama elected president!

    Do you Obama supporters still want him to be president after knowing about this part of his agenda? If you buy into Obama’s call for “change”, is this the kind of change you want?

    Vincent Gioia is a retired patent attorney living in Palm Desert, California. His articles may be read at http://www.vincentgioia.com and he may be contacted at gioia@gte.net.

    Americans will not tolerate such a militant type of Police Force and if Obama continues to push his socialism he will be stopped one way or another. How does President Biden sound to you?

  • 7 PABLO // Oct 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    “How does President Biden sound to you?” Eyes Of Texas, Is this a threat to Obama, 0r a stupid comment? Hay que pendejo!

  • 8 EYES OF TEXAS // Oct 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

    It is no threat by me personally because I do not want to see another Presidents term cut short in the same manner as Kannedys. But I do know that racism is well and alive in America and there are enough nutballs out there that will never accept Obama as President. It’s a matter of fact that somewhere in this country there is probably more than one person cleaning a sniper rifle and adjusting a scope. Only facing the reality that history does repeat itself. Sorry if you cannot understand the mortal danger Obama will be putting himself in if elected. Face the facts. What about Obamas Gestapo Police Force? Maybe he will use them for protection.

  • 9 Jesus (Hay-soos) // Oct 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    EOT,

    It is spelled “Kennedy”. Please take note for future reference.

    I do however agree with your view on racism in this country and the amount of nutcases. However, every person that occupies and has occupied the Presidency place themselves in mortal danger from not only domestic sources but also from foreign ones. Because of these threats, there is already a “police force” in place to protect the President. It is called the U.S. Secret Service. You might want to google that for future rants.

    Or, maybe you are referring to The Department of Homeland Security as the “Gestapo Police Force” You have GWB to thank for that one. So much for less government from the Republican side…

    Also, to answer one of you previous questions,
    ‘Do you think a Republican who said this could be elected president?’
    My answer is no. But then again, GWB was not elected in 2000, he was “SELECTED” by the Supreme Court to be President. Yet his administration rolled out THE biggest government agency ever created in the form of The Department of Homeland Security which,BTW, mirrors many practices of the Gestapo by way of eavesdropping on US Citizens, encouraging neighbors to spy on and turn each other in amongst many other violations of the US Constitution.

  • 10 pati // Jun 6, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    que se vaya al carajo estupido obama

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