A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

Senator McCain wants to be the next Commander-in-Cheif, but doesn’t know the difference between the radicals that attacked America on 9-11 and Iran. An inexcusable if not egregious moral negligence at this point. A general low level awareness of national security that we’ve come to expect from the average Fox viewer. Apparently John’s knowledge of national security is also on par with his knowledge of economics, Obama Criticizes McCain on Economic Stance

Mr. Obama, speaking on the campus of Penn State Erie, was referring to remarks that Mr. McCain made Thursday to Bloomberg Television. When asked if he believed Americans were better off now than when President Bush took office, Mr. McCain conceded that people were facing “very challenging times.” But he went on to say, “You could make an argument that there’s been great progress economically over that period of time.”

To an audience of about 1,800 voters here, Mr. Obama telegraphed a general election message for Democrats. He seized upon Mr. McCain’s quotation to make a point that Americans have suffered under the administration’s stewardship of the economy.

“Here’s what happened since George Bush took office, here’s what John McCain calls great progress,” Mr. Obama said. “We went through the first period of sustained economic growth since World War II that saw incomes drop; 11 million more Americans don’t have health care; 2 million more Americans are out of work; millions of families are facing foreclosure. The poverty rate has gone up. You are working harder for less.”

“You’re paying more for tuition, you’re paying more for groceries, more at the pump. That’s what John McCain calls great progress,” Mr. Obama said. Later, he added: “Only somebody who spent two decades in Washington could make a statement as disconnected from the hard times that people are facing all across America.”

There’s nothing wrong with being a millionaire or marrying into millions as John has, but like so many of his Republican brethren he has let those millions give him the privilege of retreating into an ivory tower mentality.

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Republicans are experts at everything. They’re serious. If want a job done right call a Republican, or maybe not, U.S. Effort To Rebuild From War Criticized

The report cites PRT projects that overlap with those run by other U.S. entities and an indecipherable chain of command. It says the program lacks “strategic guidance and oversight” and “clearly defined PRT objectives and milestones for achieving larger operational and strategic goals.”

The majority of Americans, as has been the case for a couple of years think that staying in Iraq is not in our best interests and has little to do with stopping another 9-11 style attack. Well Republican elitest Bill Kristol thinks you’re all “feckless” and needs to get “serious”. Its has been a very important part of Republican rhetoric for the last forty years to portray themselves – millionaires like Kristol who went to America’s most elite schools – as the party of the people, but they just can’t help betraying themselves. Kristol’s deriding of Americans is just one of millions of arrogant digs at American workers and families. Whether its Kristol, O’Reilly or Limbaugh discourse is always more about litmus tests then American values. Don’t support the war that the neocons manipulated the country into – that your family and friends are paying for in lives and taxes? Then there’s something wrong with you. What does the press have to say the lack of straight talk and mountains of hypocrisy. Not much, they’re too busy spinning Hillary or Barack’s latest beverage preference or the tiny insignificant details of a story few people care about.

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“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” ~ J. C. Maxwell

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10 Debate Questions John McCain Will Never Be Asked

1.  Do you agree with Pastor John Hagee that war with Iran is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy?
In February, you shared a stage with Pastor John Hagee and said you were “very proud” to have his endorsement.  You also called the Reverend Rod Parsley, a man who said of Islam “America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed”, your “spiritual guide.”  Do you believe America’s mission is to destroy Islam?  Do you join Pastor Hagee in believing the United States must attack Iran to fulfill the biblical prophecy of Armageddon in Israel in which 144,000 Jews will be converted to Christianity and the rest killed?  Is that why you joked about “bomb bomb Iran?” If not, why will you not renounce the support of Hagee and Parsley?

9.  Why did you flip-flop on the Bush tax cuts you twice opposed? Why do you now support making them permanent for the wealthiest Americans who need them least?
You twice voted against the Bush tax cuts.  Now you support making them permanent.  In 2001, you said, “I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who need tax relief.”  Now, according to the Center for American Progress, your tax plan would cost more than $2 trillion over the next decade and “would predominantly benefit the most fortunate taxpayers, offering two new massive tax cuts for corporations and delivering 58 percent of its benefits to the top 1 percent of taxpayers.”  Isn’t it true that you flip-flopped on the Bush tax cuts?  Isn’t it fair to say that you now favor a massive expansion of the federal budget deficit in order to fund a tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans who need it least?

It would be astonishing act of political courage if we could all get an honest answer to how McCain thinks he can get the deficit under control and still maintain those Bush tax cuts. If he has a plan to get America’s debt under control, what is that plan. Even the Concord Coalition, hardly a pro tax and spend organization thinks McCainanomics don’t add up, “is that the tax cuts are specific and large and the spending cuts are small and vague,”