Why did Charlie Gibson slam Sarah Palin?

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    Sep 13, 2008 2:54 AM GMT
    Am I the only guy on here who thinks McCain/Palin is the ticket to support?
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    Sep 13, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    No, but in the END it will be Palin cause McCain ain't gonna last 4 years.

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    Sep 13, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    Dont you have enough to do worrying about Harper and Dion?

    I mean like this isnt your election so butt out. You dont see us going on about Harper, Dion, and the Green lady, do you?
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    Sep 13, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidDont you have enough to do worrying about Harper and Dion?

    I mean like this isnt your election so butt out. You dont see us going on about Harper, Dion, and the Green lady, do you?


    That's rude! We do have our own election to focus on but the media smothers us your election FIRST!
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    Caslon6000 saidDont you have enough to do worrying about Harper and Dion?

    I mean like this isnt your election so butt out. You dont see us going on about Harper, Dion, and the Green lady, do you?


    Actually it is my election as well, I'm dual. And while the Canadian election is ramping up, the outcome won't be as "riveting" as the mess the US has brewing with Obama, the Conservative party will win a majority here, Dion and the Green Lady as you call her, Elizabeth May, will be non-issues. The separatist's support has been diminishing over the last few years and the greenies are a novelty.

    I do give you props tho for even knowing who the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader are, your a rarity south of the border.
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    Sep 13, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    I think McCain/Palin will likely win in 53 days. You're not the only guy who thinks that - but you're definitely a minority within the gay minority. I believe McCain/Palin most closley reflect the vast majority of the country. The gay community, however, is typically most closely aligned with liberal candidates.
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    Sep 13, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    I'm all for the McCain/Palin ticket. being gay, I'm one of what?- 7? lol


  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 13, 2008 7:01 AM GMT
    Make that 8, but there are many others icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Sep 13, 2008 9:21 AM GMT
    If you're planning on voting for McCain and Palin I need to ask why?

    If you're on this website there's a pretty dam good chance that you're .. um, gay?
    ... and if That's the case do you Think in this God's Green Earth - that you're going to be represented in Any way by this man and especially by this woman?

    She is as far right as you go
    Kiss the Supreme Court goodbye for decades - you're going to get at least 3 Scalia's or Thomas'

    so do tell me why you want a flip-flopping old man who turned on every ideal he ever had to kiss the ass of the conglomerate right wing lunatic fringe and
    an inexperienced Neo-con who will be a breath away from the White House if they get elected???
    How are THEY going to help YOU come November?
  • SanEsteban

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    Sep 13, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    I guess that makes me number 9 then! icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:22 PM GMT
    hardcanadian said
    Caslon6000 saidDont you have enough to do worrying about Harper and Dion?

    I mean like this isnt your election so butt out. You dont see us going on about Harper, Dion, and the Green lady, do you?


    Actually it is my election as well, I'm dual. And while the Canadian election is ramping up, the outcome won't be as "riveting" as the mess the US has brewing with Obama, the Conservative party will win a majority here, Dion and the Green Lady as you call her, Elizabeth May, will be non-issues. The separatist's support has been diminishing over the last few years and the greenies are a novelty.

    I do give you props tho for even knowing who the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader are, your a rarity south of the border.




    Canada has their own government? wtf?!?
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    I guess I'm #10, but that might be because what I earn I work my ass off for and I DO NOT believe in people living off the government because it is too "hard" to work. I am the black sheep in my hyper Mormon (in Utah) family and I believe it is our responsibility to help those who go without when I have. I will draw the line at laziness and entitlement. The only thing a human being is entitled to is life. C'est tout. Fini. Period.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 13, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    GQjock saidIf you're planning on voting for McCain and Palin I need to ask why?

    If you're on this website there's a pretty dam good chance that you're .. um, gay?
    ... and if That's the case do you Think in this God's Green Earth - that you're going to be represented in Any way by this man and especially by this woman?

    She is as far right as you go
    Kiss the Supreme Court goodbye for decades - you're going to get at least 3 Scalia's or Thomas'

    so do tell me why you want a flip-flopping old man who turned on every ideal he ever had to kiss the ass of the conglomerate right wing lunatic fringe and
    an inexperienced Neo-con who will be a breath away from the White House if they get elected???
    How are THEY going to help YOU come November?




    Yes, those democrats are really all about saving the plight of the homosexual -- accept NOT! icon_rolleyes.gif They like to talk the talk, but haven't really seen them walk the walk...or am I missing something?

    Is it so hard for you to grasp the concept that some of us look past the "GAY" and are more focused on "The Bigger Picture" -- like which candidate will be best for the country at large, our standing in the world, and the safety and prosperity of all Americans? We all have different priorities in life, but then that's what makes the world go 'round.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 13, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    Okay...
    lets look at the "World at Large"
    and past the gay issue

    Name me ONE thing that I can say Yeah... I'm Glad George W Bush
    was President
    and we had a republican Congress for the last 16 years.... One!
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:50 PM GMT
    And what have the Democrats done in the past 45 years? Nothing either! Both parties are an embarrassment. Like we think alternative fuels are the panacea to our current predicament, let's look to a 3rd party (as unrealistic as that truly is...)
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    GQjock saidOkay...
    lets look at the "World at Large"
    and past the gay issue

    Name me ONE thing that I can say Yeah... I'm Glad George W Bush
    was President
    and we had a republican Congress for the last 16 years.... One!



    A) we haven't had a Republican congress for the past 16 years, and it's been a Democratic congress the past two years. Weird how things in the economy seemed to have started to go south around 2006, but I digress.

    B) I have little doubt that any example I would give as to why I personally am glad George W, Bush is our President would be swiftly shot down by you and others because well, we have different opinions on any number of things...perhaps even most things. That said...

    I'm glad President Bush is our President and, in fact, even proud of him for making tough decisions (specifically pertaining to "The War on Terror" and the necessity to take the WAR to the enemy, so that they couldn't bring the war to U.S. soil) even when it was not the popular choice...even when his popularity began to slide...even when faced with some of the poorest and most disrespectful treatment that any wartime President has probably ever been subjected to, he forged ahead, continuing to make the tough, albeit unpopular decisions, while all the while holding his head high and keeping his eye on the ball. Were mistakes made? Obviously. Were there bumps in the road along the way? Of course. Did he back down to the polls and the negative "image" and instead stick to his convictions and do what he thinks was the right thing to do for our country? Absolutely. Will history be kinder to him than the present? I'm betting on it...but only time will tell.


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    Sep 13, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    Steve_o saidI guess I'm #10, but that might be because what I earn I work my ass off for and I DO NOT believe in people living off the government because it is too "hard" to work. I am the black sheep in my hyper Mormon (in Utah) family and I believe it is our responsibility to help those who go without when I have. I will draw the line at laziness and entitlement. The only thing a human being is entitled to is life. C'est tout. Fini. Period.


    So because you're Republican, you are the only one that works your ass off? Typical Republican attitude. The only people that live off government assistance are lazy, Democrats? Ignorant Republican asshole.
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    Sep 13, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    hardcanadian saidAm I the only guy on here who thinks McCain/Palin is the ticket to support?


    No you aren't, there are a few other misplaced souls.....
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    Sep 13, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    GQjock saidOkay...
    lets look at the "World at Large"
    and past the gay issue
    I'm glad President Bush is our President and, in fact, even proud of him for making tough decisions (specifically pertaining to "The War on Terror" and the necessity to take the WAR to the enemy, so that they couldn't bring the war to U.S. soil) even when it was not the popular choice...even when his popularity began to slide...even when faced with some of the poorest and most disrespectful treatment that any wartime President has probably ever been subjected to, he forged ahead, continuing to make the tough, albeit unpopular decisions, while all the while holding his head high and keeping his eye on the ball.


    So I'm sure you were the first to enlist when Bush decided to veer off to Iraq, eh?

    Hypocrite
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    Sep 13, 2008 5:35 PM GMT
    Hey, when they said "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" I told --- so SUE me! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 13, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
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    A) we haven't had a Republican congress for the past 16 years, and it's been a Democratic congress the past two years. Weird how things in the economy seemed to have started to go south around 2006, but I digress.




    Troubles with the economy are largely centered around a housing and energy crisis that sprouted roots long before 2006. I would not say that this is specifically the Dems or Repubs fault..... (well, aside from the Bush tax cuts to the rich giving the sub prime mortgage business it's capital and the low interest rates set by the federal reserve.. but whatever)
    It is frightening how oversimplified this can be for some.
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    Sep 13, 2008 6:10 PM GMT
    Ok...of course we're all above merely being gay and that being the only reason not to vote for McCain...so let's look at his stance on a couple of issues. I am reading DIRECTLY from McCain's website, not merely some media-scrambled crap.



    Let's start off with a pretty simple, coffee-table discussion sort of issue:

    1) Abortion. John McCain necessarily doesn't say he is against abortion, he states that the discussion to outlaw or uphold a woman's right to choose should be left to the state. Ok, that's respectable. But answer this for me...if abortion is ok in one state, and outlawed in another state, what is the consequence for a woman who crosses state lines in order to have an abortion? If a state deems that a life begins at conception, then is she a murderer if she ends that life? If so, does that mean that if Woman 'x' were to cross into state 'y' to have an abortion, does that make her a murderer? If so, does she go to jail for life for that decision? Most importantly, does she go to jail for murder when a woman in the state right next door is completely justified in doing so? Talk about a slippery slope!

    2) "Protecting Marriage." Once again, he wants to leave it up to the states to do so and not make it federal. Alright. Same thing with the state-by-state thing once again. So I won't retype all that. Just modify my argument above to mirror marriage. Marriage should be between one man and one woman. Ok, great. But question. Marriage is a RELIGIOUS institution in reality, in the eyes of the government, two people are entering into a civil union. I can completely understand if people don't want to grant gay couples the religious aspect, HOWEVER, the government has this little thing called a separation btw church and state, and other than religious views, what is a justification for ANY TWO CONSENTING ADULTS from being able to agree into a government-recognized union?

    3) Stem-cell research. McCain is pretty much open to stem-cell research, so I'm not going to touch that one.

    4) The Second Amendment. Ok, great, people want to hunt. No problem there. However (directly from McCain's website) "John McCain opposes restrictions on so-called "assault rifles" and voted consistently against such bans. Most recently he opposed an amendment to extend a ban on 19 specific firearms, and others with similar characteristics." Now ok, if a person wants pistols, shotguns or rifles I'm completely fine with that. But there shouldn't be anything controlling a person's ability to buy a fucking assault weapon?! They say that law-abiding citizen crap, and of course a felon shouldn't be able to buy a weapon (both sides agree on that) but remember, every person who has a gun is literally one bullet away from being a felon. Oh and for those who actually know...please inform me...now I'm aware that people use rifles, pistols and shotguns for hunting, but WHAT THE FUCK does one need an assault rifle for?

    5) Veterans. John McCain "has supported numerous bills to help homeless veterans by providing them with counseling, independent living training, and residential treatment programs so that they can address and overcome those ailments that plague many homeless veterans, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse." Great, but umm...wait... so they put their ass on the LINE for this country and the best we can do is give them is a little bit of counseling or a fuckin rehab program to hopefully get the back on their feet. Oh and in the meantime, there asses are still out on the street? Note: his website states "independent living training" not ASSISTANCE. Oh another thing, veteran education. But oops...I can't comment on it because his website doesn't say a damn thing about that promise that service men and women receive about being able to be funded by the gov to receive educational assistance. And I must be honest, I'm looking on Obama's website as well and he doesn't mention educational assistance. I've merely heard him speak about education for vets, but it's not on his website, so I can't speak on it. But at least Obama states (in regards to homeless veterans) "Obama will establish a national "zero tolerance" policy for veterans falling into homelessness by expanding proven programs and launching innovative services to prevent veterans from falling into homelessness."

    Ok I am absolutely sick of typing right now, and I have to go to a rugby game right now, so sorry I can't go on. But, if I need to, when I get back, I definitely will. But one thing I do like about McCain more than Obama is that on Obama's website there are TOO MANY F'ING PDF files. Yeah, but that's about it. Enjoy!

  • Sep 13, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    hardcanadian saidAm I the only guy on here who thinks McCain/Palin is the ticket to support?



    You have to be joking ...that is all we need to bring this Country further down the wrong path; a two faced incompetent guy that is only qualified to be on a "Depends" Commercial and a Right Wing Dumb Bitch .... that would go to war with Russia.


    It is a good that you live in Canada
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    Sep 13, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    Hunter9 said
    CuriousJockAZ said

    So I'm sure you were the first to enlist when Bush decided to veer off to Iraq, eh?

    Hypocrite



    Hey, no name calling. CuriousJock or anyone else is entitled to his opinion.
    That doesn't mean he is a Hypocrite...
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