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McCain Suspends Campaign To Help With Financial Crisis

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posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 09:23 PM
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I realize thats a bold move for McCain and he's giving off his precious time to help our financial dept, but did it occur to anyone else he could be doing this for political reasons?

Look like the good guy, play the good guy, become the good guy.
And Obama can't say a word to this because the media will fire right back at him, "Well what is Obama doing to help the financial situation?" [And this is when all the 'little' things he's doing gets blown out of proportion and he's right up there with McCain once more.]




posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 09:25 PM
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Most of the people here are Sheeple as I can tell.

McCain isnt Sacrificing anything hes doing his job and the MEDIA is making it seem like hes a saint? Oh sorry McCain you still have to do your job, not matter what! I DO?? You cant be serious? Yes Mr. Pre-Elected President Sir. Thats not FAIR! Nothing is Fair IN America anymore sir **McCain Chuckling- Yeah I helped make it that way.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by rjmelterMost of the people here are Sheeple as I can tell.

McCain isnt Sacrificing anything hes doing his job and the MEDIA is making it seem like hes a saint?


god, I could hug you right now!! other than using the term 'sheeple', I am so behind what you have said here. I have said this same thing in other threads...

my advice is to not expect any of his supporters or the obama supporters to praise you for your very wise and true words or you will be sorely disappointed.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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Isn't one of the skills the President can bring to the table being able to handle many tasks at once?

What happens if the economy needs help, while McCain is President, and then another flood occurs? Will he ignore one issue to fix the other, or work on both?

What I see him doing right now is showing unreliability. He will not be able to handle more than one national emergency at a time.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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Because SUCH A DEVELOPED country presents a CRISIS in these TIMES!!! That provokes it?



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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The market situation has already "hurt his numbers." It's pretty moronic of him to think that this will help. Most people are looking forward to these debates and will know this smells like chicken. McCain believers will continue sipping the coolaid.
All the companies who have been cooking their books, will come slinking out of the woodwork before Jan.20th anyway, a little quicker with some monetary incentive. Meanwhile, Bush, McCain and Palin are now talking about impending depression, unless they get OUR 700gigabucks, and in the next sentence say they need to restore people's faith in the economy.
If your head hasn't exploded yet, your not paying attention.
They obviously want us to be afraid. I'm not biting. - metahead



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by intelgurl
This is a brilliant move on McCain's part.
If Obama goes back to Washington too, he is a "follower", not a leader.
If Obama stays on the campaign trail, he could be seen as not caring as much for the country as for becoming president.
And the debate that will be postponed is the foreign policy debate which is McCain's strongpoint - thus further making McCain appear to sacrifice for the country.

Brilliant strategy... absolutely brilliant.


And who is it in the Senate that is famous for stepping across party lines to settle an argument and work a compromise. McCain. After all, he is the Republican Senator that the Dems LOVE.

This bailout will pass, I have no doubt about that, but right now there's a standoff. Now, who the heck do you think can/will get right in the middle and work a compromise that BOTH sides can live with? Yep, McCain. And he'll be the hero. And Obama will look like all he cares about is winning this election.

Of course it's political. Everything in politics is political.

Both these men are still Senators and to not return to Washington and work this bailout bill is morally wrong. They get paid to represent those that put them in office. McCain is doing what he SHOULD do, election or not.
Whatever respect I had for Obama (not much) went down the tubes when I heard his response.

I am not in favor of this bailout AT ALL. Let them lie in the bed they made, but I also know that some kind of bailout agreement will be reached, whether WE like it or not. And I think McCain will be the one that works the compromise to get it passed before Congress hits the trail for their recess.

I could be wrong, but .....
If I am, I'll have some ketchup on that crow, please.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by inthesticksThis bailout will pass, I have no doubt about that,


The Great Depression passed as well. This episode will pass and some know this, but the wise ones will realize the question of "at what cost?" How many lives will suffer in the process and how will your life be affected? This is what I think most are missing as to why ppl are nervous... Now, I have no doubts I will make it through this just fine
. I see the game and I understand the cards being played, but don't deny the suffering that others are and/or will be dealing with and how conveniently close to these elections at this time in the history of our world this has become an issue. To not acknowledge that is a dangerous position to take.

I know this is off topic, but in a way, it has its relevence in this topic concerning the post made



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:14 PM
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McCain is in lockstep with the "agenda", and Obama is on his way to meet with Bush to be brought in lockstep as well.

It is all going according to plan.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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THIS IS THE OCTOBER SURPRISE!!!

Think about it. We all know who controls the media and how crooked both washington and wall street are.

Situation 1: Media uses influence to cause rush on banks, causing crash, King George declares self "Supreme Decider"

Situation 2: McCain supports ridiculous bailout package, Obama doesn't. Depending on who the powers feel is controlled better, the market will decide who will ultimately win. If they want McCain in office, they make the bailout work or fudge the numbers, and declare that the problem is fixed and that the bailout worked, thanks in large part to McCain's work.

Situation 3: Vice Versa with Obama as the chosen one.

Possible Variable-Delay, Delay, Delay

Personally Sit1 sounds most likely to me...

And on a side note for the Sit1 argument, there have been an increasing number of rail accidents lately. Those burial vaults are still stacked in Georgia. The Carlyle Group bought up another rail company... I'm not saying that they're getting ready but what better time to strike but when the enemy(citizens) are most vulnerable, both financially and emotionally due to the increased stressors...

but who knows, maybe there's just something wacky with my tobaccy



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:25 PM
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The folks dealing with the financial crises have made clear that they don't want politicians butting in at this point. This is an obvious attempt by McCain to avoid the certain embarrasment he will experience during a debate with a much more educated and (yes) smarter opponent. Just a few days ago, McCain was being questioned about his stance on Spain and got confused and mumbled on about Mexico. He clearly is trying to avoid an intellectual debate as he is loosing his marbles big time!

[edit on 24-9-2008 by whatsup]



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by justamomma

Originally posted by inthesticks


The Great Depression passed as well. This episode will pass and some know this, but the wise ones will realize the question of "at what cost?" .......... To not acknowledge that is a dangerous position to take.

I know that, momma. I have spend 20+ years researching this crap. I know what will happen with or without the bailout. I know that they don't give a darn about us. I also know that they WILL pass a bailout bill - it's their nature to put the screws to us.

McCain, for all his years in the Senate has almost always been the one
Pub that initiates compromises between the Pubs and Dems. That's one reason why so many Pubs don't really support him. He is as sold out as all the others and if he does work a compromise on this bailout, we can be sure it WON'T be beneficial to us.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:33 PM
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What happen to the Libertarian Party? If McCain wants to make 'his' vote count and to help pass this bill to bail out the fatcats who have him in their pockets, then why not let Obama and Root debate? You know the saying, "The show must go on!"



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:36 PM
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The folks dealing with the financial crises have made clear that they don't want politicians butting in at this point.


The folks are politicians and play politic games everyday. Everything they do is political in nature. Adding Obama and McCain would just make it a family reunion.

I'll be damn if this wasn't an election year both parties would have signed off on Bush Proposal as is.Just about every piece of legislation benefits the big guys. It is only when sh-- hits the ceiling or election year that they remember the little man.

Isn't that right Senator MBNA? Kinda funny Obama wants to reform the very same bankruptcy laws that his VP help pass....Oh well that is a different issue.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:37 PM
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can't argue with what you have said in the least, even though I have been studying it in a much smaller time frame than you.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by justamomma
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can't argue with what you have said in the least, even though I have been studying it in a much smaller time frame than you.


That's cause I'm probably a lot older!


OOPS! A one liner!


[edit on 24-9-2008 by inthesticks]



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by intelgurl
This is a brilliant move on McCain's part.
If Obama goes back to Washington too, he is a "follower", not a leader.
If Obama stays on the campaign trail, he could be seen as not caring as much for the country as for becoming president.
And the debate that will be postponed is the foreign policy debate which is McCain's strongpoint - thus further making McCain appear to sacrifice for the country.

Brilliant strategy... absolutely brilliant.


I agree 100 percent! McCain is going to do exactly what he was elected to do, his job. Meanwhile, Nobama Bin Biden is just going about business as usual which is his unquenchable thirst for absolute power. He cares more about being president than he cares about confronting the type of problems presidents actually have to deal with or doing the job he was elected to do only a very short time ago. His current mentality is representative of his mentality throughout his brief U.S. Senate career...he does as little as he can possibly get away with. However, he did do well in delivering his speech earlier this afternoon on the economic crisis. His teleprompter must have been working well!



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:12 PM
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I guess he can't walk and chew bubble gum at the same time!



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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I would rather see them both in Washington working on the problem until there is a solution, rather than just talking/debating the problem on Friday night. It's time to walk the walk and not talk the talk.

I'm a registered democrat who is not voting for Obama no matter what, now - but after listening to Bush tonight it seems the Newbie has been set up. McCain said he is heading to Washington, suspending his campaign and not going to show for the debate. Obama flat out said he is still going to Mississippi. Then Bush comes on and tells the whole nation during prime time that he has asked both of them to come back to Washington.

My money says, that McCain knew the Obama camp would react the way they did today and stick their foot right in their mouth by saying the debate is still on. After all, Obama can talk circles around McCain. But by the President asking them both to come to Washington makes Obama look like a heel.Lol

The right thing to do for both of them, is to head to Washington.

[edit on 24-9-2008 by Myrtales Instinct]



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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Did President Bush invite Joe Biden to the White House tomorrow
too? After all, he's Senator just like Obama and McCain. I bet
Palin is GLAD that this corp rescue mission is above her pay grade. ;-)
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