Tuesday, October 07, 2008

nashville nastiness

here it is: the live blog thread for tonight. 9:00 PM eastern time. please come. feel free to post thoughts, reactions, etc.

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paul said...

first!

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

on my way home now. Just getting on the subway. Start without me. Oh. You already did.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

just got out of subway. Need live updates.

paul said...

it begins. they are sitting in awkward positions in their chairs.

paul said...

first question.

with economy in a downturn and seniors losing their retirement. what's the fastest way to fix it?

paul said...

obama gives an awkward thanks.

paul said...

obama calls this the worst downturn since the great depression.

he ties it to de-regulation of the bush years.

The Frandsen's said...

sorry o-man, dems are just as much to blame.

paul said...

nice comprehensive answer from barack.

giving steps.

crack down on CEOs.

calling for tax cuts for middle class.

provide work in a 'new deal' style.

paul said...

mccain. smug.

'i have a plan'

energy independence.

paul said...

hey darin.

you're right.

paul said...

cnn hd for me.

paul said...

mccain speaking on mortgage values.

interesting. he wants renegotiation of home mortgages in america.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

okay. i'm on. cnn hd for me too.

paul said...

mccain was strong in this answer. his looking eye to eye was great.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

did mccain really just suggest that we buy up bad mortgages? Where's he going to get that money?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oh look. the old dinosaur looking man is funny!

paul said...

tom and john are buddies.

paul said...

mccain is certainly being nicer to obama.

paul said...

meg is mormon.

paul said...

ebay just laid off 10% of their workforce...

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

tom and john are both old.

The Frandsen's said...

buffet would be sweet

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

obama gives a shout out to his supporter, warren buffett.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

whoa. is mccain left handed?

are we choosing between two left-handed candidates?

paul said...

buffet does good work.

The Frandsen's said...

I KNEW McCain was left!

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

a minute follow up is stupid.

paul said...

mccain just corrected the questioner.

paul said...

mccain suspended his campaign as a gimmick. i'm surprised he brought that up.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

that's because mccain hates black people. is he really being this condescending to this dude?

paul said...

'obama and his cronies...'

the gloves come off.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

did mccain just say 'couldn't never?'

The Frandsen's said...

McCain is on record of calling out Fannie and Freddy a couple of years ago.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

i love obama's smile. calm and collected.

paul said...

'hates black people'? a bit harsh brother.

paul said...

mccain said, 'frannie and freddie'

Mikey and Anna said...

is there truth to that accusation by mccain against obama and the dems?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

darin: you're right. but i'm not sure its so simplistic as to say fannie and freddie are at this heart of this crisis.

paul said...

obama answers his question, "what does this mean?"

paul said...

mccain can't help his mean self...

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mikey: welcome. here we go. obama's making some corrections.

The Frandsen's said...

they are at the heart, not by themselves but they are at the heart.

paul said...

mikey: dems are more pro-fannie and freddie.

obama is right though. there was a breakdown in regulation of the lending companies.

fannie and freddie are a small part of the larger problem.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

why's mccain walking around?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

obama just took the higher road, no?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

or at least pretended to.

paul said...

he's walking because he's nervous and down in the polls.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

true paul. true.

paul said...

obama is strong here. we need leadership. he is intelligent, thoughtful and it shows here.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

Peter is in Williamsburg tonight, stuffing envelopes.

Mikey and Anna said...

It's important sometimes to figure out what cause such huge problems, but they should try to focus a little more on what needs to be done, I think.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mccain already said it would get worse. is he changing his tune here?

Mikey and Anna said...

Obama seems to have a better idea on what to do, I think.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

agreed mikey. agreed.

paul said...

agreed mike.

paul said...

you go girl.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oh my. look at her go. teresa. give it to them.

paul said...

whoops. he called her a cynic.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

obama has to be more empathetic to the questioners.

paul said...

obama's answer here is a bit condescending.

The Frandsen's said...

republicans have done awful fiscally the last 8 yrs (6 of which they totally controlled)

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

obama needs to stop saying "well look." Sounds a little condescending.

Mikey and Anna said...

that lady's question was a little condescending though too.

paul said...

agreed stevie.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

i'm tired of cnn hd. i think i'm turning it to nbc.

paul said...

ohioans like his answer.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

they both agree: she's a cynic.

paul said...

when i listen to mccain he makes me unsettled (as did clinton) ever since his meanness directed at romney.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

i agree paul. i started to dislike mccain the person after the debate in california when he was very mean to romney.

paul said...

ohioans are going negative on this answer.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

obama has the perfect smile while mccain is being a jack*ss.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oops...

paul said...

at least mccain's comb over looks nice tonight.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

nice question brokaw. i predict they won't answer it.

paul said...

senior moment for mccain?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mccain doesn't answer. check.

paul said...

a non-answer. 'all three are important'.

The Frandsen's said...

typical washington answer, "we can work at all 3 at the same time", just answer the freakin question.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

if we were drinkers, we should take a drink every time mccain says 'my friends'

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

he's talking about nothing.

paul said...

blah blah blah

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

boring boring boring.

paul said...

good call darin.

Mikey and Anna said...

I agree steve, my friend.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

obama!!!!!!! answering the question. nice.

The Frandsen's said...

lowering energy prices will start to restore some consumer confidence, I like that approach

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

wait....maybe he's not. i want the list.

paul said...

i like his answer...

we prioritize like families must prioritize.

stevie: high gas prices are not good for america.

i like this idea of creating a national push to become free of oil.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oh wait. he is. nice.

paul said...

you go obama. prioritize away.

ohio likes it.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

i know about the oil. i was just pushing libby and dj's buttons.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

he's over time.

paul said...

those ohio women love obama.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

did i mention that peter is stuffing envelopes right now?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

ooohhh....brokaw is funny. wait....a 78 year old is emailing in questions? nice.

paul said...

good question.

petey hussein said...

26 years in the senate and he can only name two senators that he has worked with.

let's keep a count of how times he mentions feingold and lieberman.

so far: 2 in about 2 mins.

paul said...

petey!!!

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

peter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg. i'm so happy you're commenting.

paul said...

i like this answer. cut defense spending.

Mikey and Anna said...

i think every question that mccain addresses he has to point out what he has done...why can't he talk more about what he can do.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

i wasn't listening. i was too excited that peter was on here.

jimbo said...

can we make a list of all the things mccain has "taken on"?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oh great. the spending freeze again.

paul said...

spending freeze!!!!! sounds like our house.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

jimmy james. nice to have you. oh look, now mccain is attacking obama for answering the question.

paul said...

mclame goes folksy

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

did mccain just glare at obama?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mcglare.

paul said...

jimbo!

paul said...

nice stevie.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

uh oh. mccain is walking around again.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

shout out for offshore drilling from obama...

paul said...

obama sure is nice to listen to...

paul said...

taking a page from the shout-out playbook of palin

The Frandsen's said...

obama is actually answering the questions, mccain is giving the typical washington answer on every question.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

yep. look at him inspire us. we are now willing to sacrifice for america.

petey hussein said...

for the record.

emily is using the laptop for addresses. so i will only comment when i really feel my opinion needs to be aired.

prepare yourself.

paul said...

i'm inspired.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

darin: agreed.

paul said...

it's the spirit..?

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

petey: i'm prepared.

Mikey and Anna said...

agreed on obamas response of washington as examples of spending.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

paul: i think so. i was just at a baptism, and I'm feeling the same way now as I was at the baptism while they were singing 'lead kindly light.'

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oohh...hatchet and scalpel comparison. very nice.

paul said...

use a scalpel. i like it.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

jello to the wall? seriously?

paul said...

mcnasty.

paul said...

stevie: agreed.

The Frandsen's said...

is that true about small business tax? If so that is concerning, our economy is run on small businesses.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

"senator obama's secret that you don't know." seriously? who is this guy? "senator obama's secret that you don't know" is that he's black!!!!! and muslim!!!!

paul said...

darin: agreed.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

it's not true. obama has many tax cuts for small businesses.

The Frandsen's said...

tax exemption for children is 3500? I thought it was only 1000?

jimbo said...

mccain is playin' the fool

paul said...

'i've got some new for you obama...the economy is bad' by mccain was consdescending and stupid.

paul said...

his smile is so ingenious.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

look at him. isn't he so satisfied with himself.

jimbo said...

and i wish he would stop pulling a palin and repeating the same stupid little quips every 10 seconds

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mccain is doubling tax exemptions for kids, from what i've read.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

petey: i think you meant 'ingenuous;

paul said...

nice. straight talk express lost a wheel. very funny.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

oh snap: the straight talk express lost a wheel.

jimbo said...

i think the ingenious smile is due to some 'nam injury.

that's what i heard.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

jimbo: agreed. oh, and look at this...obama is actually cutting taxes for small businesses.

jimbo said...

will someone take a timeout and explain to me how only a few small businesses make $250,000 or more? that doesn't seem right, and it is one question i have for obama

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

that laugh makes me want to slowly die...

paul said...

mcsnappy.

Mikey and Anna said...

my friends...

paul said...

'my friends' take a drink.

paul said...

'our wonderful ronald reagan'?

The Frandsen's said...

WHAT are you ACTUALLY going to do besides "reach across the aisle." He didn't answer it.

paul said...

james: i believe he means the gross income of the business owner is less than $250,000.

paul said...

mccain's high pitched voice right now is grating.

paul said...

look how excited he is my friends.

Mikey and Anna said...

raise the glass my friends...

jimbo said...

mccain's endless stupid finger-pointings are losing him big points. not productive.

petey hussein said...

if anyone in the senate, in both parties, hate him... (he's not been voted miss congeniality)

how is he going to work across the aisle?

lieberman doesn't count because the dems hate him more than the GOP.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

i'm drunk off my friends.

jimbo said...

thank you paul. you are always so wise.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

lieberman. we should drink when he says lieberman's name as well.

paul said...

mcsmug.

paul said...

ah jimmy.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

what?????? did he just say "or somethin' like that?"

The Frandsen's said...

"My friends" is driving me nuts!! Get off the "I can work with people from across the aisle" kick, you've told us that a MILLION times already.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mc-insane.

jimbo said...

i wonder if mccain's 'green job' plan is affected at all by his alaskan friend's disbelief in man made global warming.

Mikey and Anna said...

anna says she really doesn't like mccain...

paul said...

mccain is all over the place. he it's like he jumping from notecard to notecard in one big jumble of 'please vote for me' 'please like me'.

paul said...

obama's measured pace is superior at every turn.

paul said...

anna: agreed.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

pablo: astute observations. tonight may be the final blow in a pitiful couple of weeks for the mccain campaign...

paul said...

obama is good at this. he agrees often with mccain and it sounds good to people.

jimbo said...

obama is truly the anointed one.

jimbo said...

and i'm not being biased. of course.

paul said...

'we can't drill our way out of the problem. agreed.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

ooohhhh...they just cut to split screen on nbc. very nice.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

james. i see you've felt the spirit as well...

paul said...

strong james. strong.

paul said...

'wave at me tom. i'll look at ya.'

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

"wave like that" because I can't see the lights, due to my reptilian eyes.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

drink.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

"that one"

didn't he mean "the one," jimmy james?

paul said...

'that one'?

jimbo said...

there's that 'nam again. messing with my eyes.

The Frandsen's said...

can't drill our way out paul, but do need to step that up as part of the solution until the other things are developed and able to be used by the masses

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

tom was the only one that laughed at that...

Mikey and Anna said...

I think off shore drilling is important, but didn't obama say he liked the idea too. why did mccain stress it so much like it's only his idea?

jimbo said...

again, this pork-barrel finger pointing is getting old.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mikey: it's true. obama does support offshore drilling.

will mccain stop walking around?

paul said...

darin: agreed. i'm not against drilling offshore. but there are those politicians that describe it as a talisman to bring down prices. those drilling will add drops to the bucket and will sell abroad anyway.

paul said...

careful obama. framing the debate on health care as, 'health care shouldn't be a commodity' is dangerous.

paul said...

he's avoiding it here thankfully...unlike the question.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

mammograms!!!!

paul said...

one hand giveth. nice christian shout-out.

paul said...

mcstevie.

jimbo said...

at least obama can give a clear answer on health care.

straight talk barack

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

straight talk barack...i like that.

paul said...

mcnixon

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