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New McCain/Palin Advertisement: Temple

McCain took one of the priceless lines that Sarah Palin jabbed Obama with and put it into an ad.

But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger ... take more of your money ... give you more orders from Washington ... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it.

The ad is simply called "Temple." Watch below:


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I urge the readers of this ... (Below threshold)
cutting taxes for the rich:

I urge the readers of this page to remember that McCain used to be vocally against Bush's tax cuts for the rich. Now he is adamently calling to make them permanent.

It is Obama, friends, who is calling to cut taxes for 95% of the US population, that being the middle class. Obama will raise taxes on the highest earning 1-5%. This essentially means that he will get rid of Bush's tax cuts for those people.

Please tell me why this is a bad thing. Why will this hurt our country?

It would seem that if he cuts taxes for 95% of our country's population, we should in fact be grateful. That means, more money in the hands of the people who need it the most. That means, money that will actually go back into the economy.

The money that would be saved by the middle class would actually mean something to them. The money saved by the richest of the rich, under Bush's cuts, does not actually mean much to them, nor does it effect their lives. At the same time, the money that they would not have, due to Obama raising their taxes, would also not mean much to them. It hardly effects their lives one way or another. They have sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much money, that adding or subtracting 200,000 dollars had an incredibly minimal effect on their lives.

Furthermore, the money gained by taxing the richest of the rich DOES HAVE A BIG EFFECT on our country... A POSITIVE EFFECT. The money that we can gain to aid important programs will have dramatic effects on the health of our country.

Think about it... a few rich people at the top wont have as much, but not enough to effect their lives in any remotely significant way, but the entire country is greatly benefitted from the taxes that such rich people pay.

So, who has the better tax plan? Who's plan will help America as a country? Who's plan will help individual Americans?

Hmmmm... well, since Bush's tax cuts have certainly not proven to help the country or its economy, I would have to say that McCain is A FUCKING FOOL for suggesting that we make those cuts permanent. Okay, maybe he's not a fool, but he certainly doesn't give a flying fuck about most Americans. He's obviously more concerned with solidifying his positive standing amongst the richest and most corporately influential Americans. Sheer ugly cynicism. Sheer hypocricy to attack Obama when he is planning to CUT YOUR FUCKING TAXES.

So, yes, I believe that this ad is completely fucking misleading and disgusting.

"The rich would pay more un... (Below threshold)
tax cuts for the richest of the rich:

"The rich would pay more under Barack Obama's tax plan, and the poor and middle-class would pay less, a nonpartisan analysis finds. Under John McCain's plan, the rich would pay much less than they do now, the poor and middle-class would pay a bit less, and the federal deficit would grow, the study found."

From the Chicago Sunday Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1031268,CST-NWS-tax30.article

lefty lemming: "Please tell... (Below threshold)
Drago:

lefty lemming: "Please tell me why this is a bad thing. Why will this hurt our country?"

More lefty lemming: "Sheer hypocricy to attack Obama when he is planning to CUT YOUR FUCKING TAXES."

Quite simply, Obama, and idiots like you, are lying.

You are leftists.

Leftists do not cut taxes.

We all remember, all too well, Bill Clintons "promise" to cut middle class taxes. Then, mere weeks into his Presidency he told us (paraphrasing) "uh, gee whiz, I've tried so very very hard, but I really can't reduce your taxes. In fact, I have to raise them instead."

You must be a very young Soros-funded Moby to not know this.

Please return to your masters basement and have them explain to you how to address the obvious lie that any Dem, especially a Marxist like B. Hussein Obama, is actually going to reduce taxes on anybody.

Too funny.

Lefty lemming: "So, yes, I believe that this ad is completely fucking misleading and disgusting."

Translation: "This ad hits us right where we live and is dangerous to our election chances, therefore we must flock to conservative blogging sites and spread the Obama-word".

Good luck with that, loser.


"I urge the readers of this... (Below threshold)
fg:

"I urge the readers of this page to remember that McCain used to be vocally against Bush's tax cuts for the rich. Now he is adamantly calling to make them permanent."

McCain has learned a few economic lessons. Like lower taxes stimulates the economy and growth. But have you noticed that since the ridiculous "Anointed One" display at the DNC and his failing poll numbers there are no more pictures with the halo around Obama's head?

Hey tax cuts liar, do us a ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Hey tax cuts liar, do us a favor please and define, PRECISELY, who the rich are (by incoome level).

fg, the desperation on the ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

fg, the desperation on the left is palpable.

They know their guy has been exposed.

I guess I'm on a roll and c... (Below threshold)
tax cuts for the richest of the richest of the rich:

I guess I'm on a roll and can't help myself. It must also be noted that this ad falls in line with McCain's pattern of lifting theme's from Obama's campaign and perverting them for his own campaign. He can't think of any grand overarching themes for his own campaign. Obama's themes have resonated with the people so well, and McCain knows this, so he steals the language and perverts it.

"More of the same"

hmmm... where have we heard this before?

I believe Obama used this line in reference to McCain seeking to continue Bush's policies, namely his tax cuts for the rich.

McCain loves using the word "CHANGE" now...

hmmm.... I believe this word was and is central to Obama's campaign. It resonates with the American public because they are sick and tired of what is happening to their country under Bush.

Now, McCain is using this word for his own purposes....


so tell me people, How does McCain's plan to make Bush's tax cuts for the rich permanent constitute change...

where is the change in that?

it certainly sounds like "more of the same" to me.

Okay, here's the specifics ... (Below threshold)
tax cuts for the rich:

Okay, here's the specifics you asked for:

Obama says he would hike several taxes on people making more than $250,000, including the amount they pay on capital gains. Currently, the top income tax rate is 35 percent. Under Obama, that would go back up to 39 percent. Obama's staff told the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center he would raise the rates for people in the top two brackets -- about 2.5 million filers out of 100 million-plus. People in those high tax brackets would see the tax rate on their capital gains hiked from the current 15 percent to 20-28 percent.

Obama's plan calls for no Social Security tax on income between $102,000 and $250,000, but all income above $250,000 would be taxed for Social Security.

The 95 percent-plus of the American population that earns less than $250,000 would see the following tax breaks: A $500-per-worker tax credit for people who earn less than $150,000 and do not itemize, and a $4,000 credit per child in college. Seniors who earn less than $50,000 would pay no income tax.

This is from the same article I quoted above.

And speaking of desperation, I believe the desperation of the right is far more evident in the fact that they have to steal the themes from Obama's campaign and then twist and contort them to try to fit their own bullshit.

you make a reference to the... (Below threshold)
Bush Senior raised taxes:

you make a reference to the difficulties of cutting taxes and you cite Bill Clinton raising taxes... well, so did Bush sr...

At the end of the day, Bush jr. should have raised taxes too.... on the rich. Bush jr. should have realized that his tax cuts for the rich were not helping America. Bush jr. should have realized that launching into an unnecessary war would have an adverse effect on our economy, and should have gotten rid of his tax cuts for the rich in order to pay for this idiotic war.

Believe me, Obama won't have a hard time cutting taxes for the middle class, after he gets rid of Bush's tax cuts for the rich.

It all evens out you see? It's mathematically pretty simple.

a few more specifics for yo... (Below threshold)
tax cuts for the rich:

a few more specifics for you:

Largely because his tax proposals would leave tax breaks for the wealthy in place, McCain's plan would cost the U.S. Treasury more than Obama's, the Tax Policy Center found.

The precise cost depends on whether you assume the current tax breaks would be renewed or would expire.

Assuming they would have been renewed anyway, Obama's plan would bring in an additional $700 billion in taxes over the next 10 years, while McCain's would cost the Treasury $600 billion. Assuming legislators would have let the tax breaks expire, Obama's plan would cost the U.S. Treasury $2.7 trillion and McCain's $3.7 trillion.

<a href="http://money.cnn.c... (Below threshold)
tax cuts for the rich:

http://money.cnn.com/2004/01/21/markets/election_demsvreps/

This article, published in Jan. 2004, by money.cnn.com is titled,

"Stock Markets Historically Do Better Under Democrats Than Under Republicans"

It is worth reading.

Judging from the past four, I don't believe that the evidence to support this article has changed much. Rather, it seems we only have more evidence to support this claim.

So - people who DON'T pay t... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

So - people who DON'T pay taxes now would GET money from Obama, taken from the 'hated rich' and businesses. Gee. Can you say "Vote for me, and I'll pay you for it!"?

"From each, according to their abilities (and income, presumably) to each, according to their needs" sound familiar?

How about the concept of letting people keep their money in the first place, instead of taxing the hell out of them, then giving them back the same money (after handling charges, storage charges, bureaucratic charges and mailing fees) just for the privelage of having their money grabbed by the government in the first place?

The really bad thing is that you're stupid enough to figure that people will fall for the 'soak the rich' rhetoric.

Want to see unemployment rise and the economy stagnate?

Increase taxes.

Want to see businesses lay off people because they aren't affordable? Read up on the 'Luxury Tax' another great 'soak the rich' idea that REALLY hurt a lot of businesses and people. But hey, who could be against a 'luxury tax'? It SOUNDED good on paper!

The Dems have one trick - raise taxes so they can fund the vote-buying scam of the season.

So forgive me if I don't find it credible or laudable - I've seen it too many times over the past 30+ years to find it remotely believeable.

And it's also odd how the e... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

And it's also odd how the economy goes in cycles. Republicans cut taxes. Businesses slowly gear up and get going. Democrats get into offices as the businesses gain momentum, and see all this lovely money laying around unused by the government! They raise taxes to get it bac, because THEY know how to do better things with it than the people who earn it - and business starts to stagnate.

People get concerned - get the Republicans back in, and they've got to fight the Demcorats to get the tax increases rescinded. They do that, get the levels back down, businesses start to gather momentum again, and the Dems manage to get voted back into office.

There's all this lovely money laying around - why NOT raise taxes again!

So the cycle repeats and repeats. Funny how it happens, and the Democrats never seem to get it.

Let's branch out a little f... (Below threshold)
Palin's history with tax money:

Let's branch out a little from McCain's support of tax cuts for the rich. Let's look a little closer at Palin's history of using tax payer money. Specifically let's look at what really happened with that Bridge to
Nowhere"

On Oct. 22, 2006, the Anchorage Daily News asked Palin and the other candidates, "Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?"

Her response: "Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now -- while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist."

She didn't say "no thanks" to the "Bridge to Nowhere" until after Congress had already abandoned it but given Alaska a blank check for $223 million in taxpayers' money anyway.

On the subject of earmarks:

Far from rejecting federal pork, she hired lobbyists to secure her town a disproportionate share of earmarks ($1,000 per resident in 2002, 20 times the per capita average in other states).

This is pretty specific information. You tell me that I am lying, but you don't offer any evidence to support McCain's tax plan. You ask me for specifics. I give them to you. Then you are silent.

let's hear what you have to say. Don't just cop-out and tell me I am lying.

I see the Obamabots with th... (Below threshold)

I see the Obamabots with their deceptive and false talking points are busy little bees this morning.

you suggest that increasing... (Below threshold)
tax cuts for the rich:

you suggest that increasing taxes will cause unemployment to rise and with cause the economny to stagnate.

What exactly has happened under W Bush?

I don't buy the cycles argument. Our economy is fucked up, and it is because of Bush, and all of his policies.

The rich have gotten exponentially richer. They're quite happy under Bush. The top 5 percent have had a lovely time under Bush. The middle class has suffered.

If you actually look at the policies of Bush, you can see a direct correlation between what has happened under his presidency and what policies he has enacted.

Please tell me why th... (Below threshold)

Please tell me why this (raising taxes on the highest earners) is a bad thing.

1) They pay the lion's share of all taxes (over 50%)
2) Their savings and investments create jobs
3) Unemployment will increase if you raise taxes on those who pay the most taxes.

Study these charts for a while and then come back:

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/federal_govt_finances_employment/federal_budgetreceipts_outlays_and_debt.html

The debate over income, lower marginal rates and the subsequent increase in federal tax receipts was settled long ago. Freidman and Hayek were right, Keynes was wrong.

Raising taxes?Thos... (Below threshold)
Just John:

Raising taxes?

Those are Bush's tax cuts that are expiring. So those are Bush's tax increases.

Despite the fact he wanted ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Despite the fact he wanted to make 'em permanent FROM THE START, but the Democrats said "No"...

Right, Just John. Try another talking point, that one won't fly.

What exactly has happened under W Bush?

Oh, nothing much. 9/11, which was a $1 trillion hit to the economy, I'm sure that didn't hurt anything. We had the economy recovering from it - but then the Republicans started overspending, leading to the Democrats getting control of the House and Senate in '06 with the promise of 'Change' - that didn't happen. The expenditures have gone up under Democrats as they did under Republicans. And how's that sensible energy plan of Pelosi's playing out? Gas under $1.50 a gallon yet?

You offer the Democrats as a remedy - I see their policies as similar to the old idea of bleeding the patient to make them get well.

Those are Bush's tax ... (Below threshold)

Those are Bush's tax cuts that are expiring. So those are Bush's tax increases.

Can we get a better quality of troll in here?

The only reason Bush got the tax cuts passed is that the Democrats insisted that the cuts have an expiration date.

Wow, today must be Obama de... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Wow, today must be Obama desperation day. I made a comment on a frickin livejournal, and had some similar small-caliber Obamatroll do a drive by.

They've received word from the Messiah, and the order is "oh shit, we're losing, dodge, parry, twirl, thrust!"

John Irving: "Wow, today mu... (Below threshold)
Drago:

John Irving: "Wow, today must be Obama desperation day."

Too true.

On an Atlanta Craigslist blog there are dems claiming that there is a video of McCain and Palin laughing while watching baby seals get clubbed to death.

I kid you not.

This is where the Dems are.

Wait till November, they'll be rioting in the streets when they realize the Obammessiah has lost.

The smell of moonbats is st... (Below threshold)
Moonbat Detective:

The smell of moonbats is strong on this glorious Sunday morning and I love it. This means their panties are in a bind whether they would be honest enough to admit it, I just don't care. The Obamamamas love to say that their messiah's tax plan just taxes the wealthy even more. Since the top 5% already pay 95% of the taxes, Obamamama still wants to bleed them even drier? This, my moonbat friends on the left, is page 1 from the Communist Manifesto. This wealth redsitribution combined with nationalized healthcare, higher death taxes and higher capital gains taxes seemed to have been written by Marx and Engels themselves. Sadly, it is endorsed by the Muslim loving, terrorist comforting senator from my home state of Illinois (was elected ONLY because Jim Ryan withdrew and the republicans selected that idiot Keyes).

As an aside, just think, when it is harder than hell to sell your home in these times, under a Hussein administration your take from selling your home would be cut in half. That is change only a communist and their communist supporter can stomach. Only in America can we hanged the Iraqi Hussein until he was dead and then almost 2 years later an American Hussein is running for POTUS. The moonbats must love this irony.

JLawson: "We had the econom... (Below threshold)
Drago:

JLawson: "We had the economy recovering from it - but then the Republicans started overspending, leading to the Democrats getting control of the House and Senate in '06 ...."

This is why the Republicans will win again.

They will win because they can accept reality and course-correct and make the necessary adjustments to win back the publics trust.

When Dems lose, Dems think the people are stupid. When Republicans lose, they ask "what did we do wrong?"

HughS -QC at Troll... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

HughS -

QC at Trollworks has really been slipping - could be the production rate's been hiked too far to make up for natural attrition as the troll gets exposed to facts that weren't in their original programming.

They're pumping them out as fast as they can, but once they're exposed to facts beyond bumper-sticker slogans they've got two choices - either press on ignoring all facts (and discrediting themselves completely, destroying their effectiveness) or question their programming which triggers cognitive dissonance they can't handle.

And really - do they expect to just come on, drop their payloads and expect to be unchallenged in their assertions? The fact they're so unquestioning of what they've been told is the truth is almost disheartening - whatever happened to the old mantra of "Question Authority", and why are they failing to implement it?

JLawsonor qu... (Below threshold)

JLawson

or question their programming which triggers cognitive dissonance they can't handle....that is priceless.

First and only warning: Soc... (Below threshold)

First and only warning: Sock puppetry is NOT allowed, stever / mik / deuce / a little pill of reality / the pill's name is steve / cutting taxes for the rich / tax cuts for the richest of the rich / Obama 46.4 McCain 44.6 / tax cuts for the rich / Bush Senior raised taxes / whatever you're going to call yourself next.

Settle for one identity, or get your ass banned.

J.

"Largely because his tax pr... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"Largely because his tax proposals would leave tax breaks for the wealthy in place, McCain's plan would cost the U.S. Treasury more than Obama's, the Tax Policy Center found."

Actually studies have shown that revenue for the Federal Govt is up higher than at any point in history. Trouble is that Congress is spending money even faster.

Studies also show that the percentage RICH paid went up under Bush.

The trouble isnt Bush tax cuts it is the spending of Congress.

Obama may say he will cut taxes. Then he will say I have to raise taxes on oil companies, etc . WHere will the oil companies get their money from since they arent going to take that hit? Answer - they raise oil prices.

Same way with the DEMS Help the poor by raising minimum wage. What actually happens is that those working for minimum wage get to make more IF THEY KEEP THEIR JOBS which some wont and prices for goods and services rise to make up for the additional business costs.

In additon, Unions (AKA mostly democratic constituents) want more money since they arent at the same level above minimum that they used to be.

Obama is the same ole raise the taxes liberal that we have seen for the past 50 years.

Jay Tea -Settle... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Jay Tea -

Settle for one identity, or get your ass banned.

10 IDs off of one IP?

Sheesh. A whole damn family of sock puppets...

Are they getting THAT desperate?

"First and only warning: So... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"First and only warning: Sock puppetry is NOT allowed, stever / mik / deuce / a little pill of reality / the pill's name is steve / cutting taxes for the rich / tax cuts for the richest of the rich / Obama 46.4 McCain 44.6 / tax cuts for the rich / Bush Senior raised taxes / whatever you're going to call yourself next."

Umm cant you just change duece to Douche it fits so well for all of the above.


reading this blog goes to... (Below threshold)
MF:

reading this blog goes to show me that the liberals are desperate and have been since McCain's VP was announced.
(I was dancing when she was announced as VP cause she had been on the top of my list for months now.)
anyways
My brother a die-hard O supported told me
'the election is over now'

... let's join together and make this an even better America.

I notice the liberals NEVER... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I notice the liberals NEVER talk of cutting entitlements or spending. No, that would be responsible. They only look to get in our wallets. Pathetic bunch that they are.

Oh yeah! The "More of the same" was used by Reagan in the 80's pinhead. The Obamasiah didn't invent it. Cheesh! ww

I am not a sockpuppet...</p... (Below threshold)
Not Son Of The Godfather, really!:

I am not a sockpuppet...

We will see a McCain/Palin victory.

Lefties, deal with it. Accept your fate.
Resistance is futile.

Oh yeah: "HA HA!"




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