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By Lynda Waddington | 11.17.11

Wednesday was a difficult day for The American Independent News Network, which is the larger entity that operates The Iowa Independent. Our chief executive and founder announced two of our sister sites would close and their content would be moved to The American Independent.

ACS lockout continues; plan emerges to repeal sugar protections

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By Virginia Chamlee | 11.15.11

A recently introduced bill could have far-reaching impact on the U.S. sugar industry, including American Crystal Sugar, a farmer-owned cooperative that locked out 1,300 Midwest workers on Aug. 1.

Cain campaign: Farmers know more about regulations than EPA

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By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.15.11

The chairman for Herman Cain’s Iowa effort says the campaign “relied more on the word of farmers than Washington regulators” in deciding to run an ad containing claims the Environmental Protection Agency says are false.

Mathis wins, Democrats maintain Senate control

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By Lynda Waddington | 11.08.11

The Iowa Senate will remain under the control of a slim 26-25 Democratic majority when it reconvenes in January 2012.

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PR: Nation should work to address veterans’ challenges

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

BRUCE BRALEY RELEASE — As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan ends, it’s more important than ever that our nation works to address the challenges faced by the men and women who fought there.

PR: Honoring veterans, help in hiring

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

CHUCK GRASSLEY RELEASE — A difficult job market is challenging the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have protected America’s interests by serving in the Armed Forces.

PR: In honor of America’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

TOM LATHAM RELEASE — No one has done more to secure the freedom enjoyed by every single American than our veterans and those currently serving in the armed services.

PR: Honoring and supporting our nation’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

DAVE LOEBSACK RELEASE — Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect on the service of generations of veterans and to honor the sacrifices they and their families have made so that we may live in peace and freedom here at home.

Sebelius: Obama’s race ‘may be a factor’

By John Deeth | 09.16.08 | 8:31 pm

IOWA CITY — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius publicly considered the possibility that Sen. Barack Obama’s race might be a factor in this year’s presidential election during an appearance here Tuesday.

“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked in response to a question about why the election is so close. “That may be a factor. All the code language, all that doesn’t show up in the polls. And that may be a factor for some people.”

The remark, delivered in the governor’s low key, folksy, out-from-behind-the-podium style, raised a couple chuckles but few eyebrows in the downtown Iowa City crowd, but Republicans took offense and responded in short order.

“Governor Sebelius’s remarks in Iowa City today are hurtful and divisive at best,” said Republican Party of Iowa Executive Director Caleb Hunter in a press release. “With less than 50 days to go, Democrats will continue to try and change the focus away from the issues that will decide this election.”

The rest of Sebelius’ remarks in Iowa City stuck closely to the Obama campaign’s talking points.

“The bottom line question is, do you think George Bush has been a wonderful president?” she told an audience whose questions focused as much on the horse race as on specific issues.

Sebelius takes questions at the Iowa City library.

Sebelius takes questions at the Iowa City library.

One questioner argued that Obama was under-performing in polls because young voters with cell phones were under-reported, and Sebelius agreed. “I have a 24 year old and a 27 year old and they’ve never had a land-line since they went to college,” she said. “So they don’t show up in polls. But they need to show up at the polls.”

Yet at each turn, Sebelius tried to return the dialogue to bread and butter issues, to the delight of Bob Elliott, a former member of Iowa City’s city council and a leading local supporter of Sen. Joe Biden during the Iowa caucuses.

“Lipstick can stay home! Talk about the issues!” he shouted, in apparent reference to another governor.

During a brief press availability, Sebelius said she didn’t know much about her Alaska colleague. “She’s one of our new governors, and I’ve met her at a couple of events that all the governors were at,” she said of GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.  “But we’ve really had no personal interaction. The real issue is John McCain vs. Barack Obama, and their policies could not be more different.”

Sebelius responded to criticism from Kansas Republicans about her campaign visits, and implied that the campaigning went hand in hand with her job.

“I can do a much better job as governor of Kansas, and Chet Culver can do a much better job in Iowa, if we have a partner in the White House instead of an adversary.”

For coverage of Sebelius’s visit to Cedar Rapids, click here.

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  • brownbreadandale4

    Let's try some facts, not emotion, just facts.

    BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA HAS PASSED ZERO LEGISLATION!!!!!.

    THINK OF A DOCTOR WHO NEVER SAW A PATIENT.
    A TEACHER WHO NEVER TAUGHT A CLASS.
    AN ACTOR WHO NEVER MADE A MOVIE.
    A SCIENTIST WHO HAS NEVER DONE ANY RESEARCH.
    A BASEBALL PLAYER WHO NEVER HELD A BAT.
    AN AUTHOR WHO NEVER WROTE A BOOK, AN ARTICLE, A PLAY, A POEM, OR A GROCERY LIST.

    FACT: Obama started in the Illinois Legislature in 1997. By 2005, he was in the US Senate WHERE HE PASSED ZERO LEGISLATION IN 2005, 2006, 2007, AND 2008.

    THEN HE BECAME THE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT AND SOMEONE GAVE HIM A HOUSEKEEPING BILL IN MAY OF THIS YEAR; AFTER HE WAS ALREADY THE CANDIDATE!!!!!

    OBAMA’S first legislation was AFTER he was already the Democrat candidate for president. A SHAM. AN OUTRAGE!!!!

    IF A REPUBLICAN TRIED THIS THEY WOULD BE PILLORIED.

    BECAUSE HE IS A DEMOCRAT HE IS GETTING AWAY WITH SOMETHING A REPUBLICAN COULD NEVER EVER EVER GET AWAY WITH!!!!!

    ASK GOV SIB. IF HE IS ALSO GETTING AWAY WITH THIS OUTRAGE BECAUSE HE IS BLACK!!!!!! (WHAT OTHER REASON COULD THERE BE?)

    HOW COULD THE DEMOCRATS NOMINATE A SENATOR WHO HAD NEVER PASSED ANY LEGISLATION???

    HOW COULD THE DEMOCRATS THROW HILLARY AWAY FOR A PIECE OF FRAUD WHO HAS DONE ZERO FOR THE PEOPLE??

    HE HAS TAKEN MONEY FROM THE FAILING FINANACIAL HOUSES ($885,000.00), BUT DID NOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE ………… LITERALLY NOTHING.

    HOW COULD HOWARD DEAN, AND NANCY PELOSI, AND HARRY REID BE SOOOO STUPID????????

    Sarah Palin has YEARS of executive experience (Obama has zero, and will never have any as long as he is in the Senate).

    Obama had the nerve to say that she was “new to the scene.” [He's such a phony American wanna be that he says "hep cat" phrases like "scene."] YET, SHE WAS ELECTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL IN 1992, WHICH IS 5 YEARS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED TO ANYTHING!!!!

    HE IS A PATHETIC LIAR. Yet, the Obama supporters yell “liar” about McCain and Palin.
    HE HAS ZERO EXPERIENCE.. Yet, the Obama supporters yell “inexperienced” at Palin.

    THAT IS BARACK OBAMA. HE IS A “LEGISLATOR” WHO NEVER, EVER, EVER, AUTHORED ANY LEGISLATION.

    This creep was in “politics” about 5 years (WITH ZERO ACCOMPLISHMENTS) when he decided to “publicly seek the presidency” HOW DID HE EVER THINK THAT HE WOULD GET AWAY WITH IT? HOW AND WHY IS HE GETTING AWAY WITH IT?

    WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD THINK THAT HE COULD GET AWAY WITH THIS. TALK ABOUT HAVING NO RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE!!!!! HE HAS NO RESPECT FOR ANYTHING; NOT AMERICA, NOT THE PEOPLE; NOT ANYTHING!!!!! AFTER DOING NOTHING IN THE SENATE FOR HIS ENTIRE TIME THERE (TWO YEARS; 05 AND 06) HE ANNOUNCES FOR THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! HE IS EITHER A CROOK OR A NUT-JOB!!!

    • punnk
      • brownbreadandale4

        Don't bother responding if you don't know what I mean.

        Your candidate has so many problems that a few puny defenses on a blog isn't going to make a hill of beans difference. You are wasting your time; he is a dead cert loser and his house of cards is tumbling worse than today's stock market.

        FOCUS: You should be mad as heck at Howard Dean!!! How did ONE MAN get so much power that he could destroy all the other campaigns?????

        How did the Democrats ALLOW Howard Dean to pick their candidate.

        HOW DID HOWARD DEAN ROLL THE DEMOCRAT PARTY?

        What does he get out of the deal? Is this all over “hating Hillary?”

        With Hillary, you guys would have been able to complete. This guy is taking you all down AND all the money with him!!!

        You should worry about how many millions are going to off-shore accounts for Barry and his ugly wife!!! What did they do to deserve all those millions? Fly around and get their pictures taken? HE EVEN USES A TELEPROMPTER FOR G-d's sake. Talk about LAZY!!

        He stuffs his ugly pie hole with free food, takes his shirt off to get the girls going for his scrawny chest, shoots a few hoops, AND HE'S DONE FOR THE DAY! The lazy bum won't even get out on the golf course, or drop a line!

        HE TOOK A VACATION IN THE MIDDLE OF A CAMPAIGN, FOR CHRIST SAKE!!! DOESN'T THAT TELL YOU ANYTHING? LIKE RUBE!!! LIKE ARROGANT!!!! LIKE DISRESPECT!!! LIKE LAZY!!! He's a creepy skinny kid who is getting even with the world. He giggles like a girl!!!! He makes me sick; he needs to smack that old lady around and then eat a couple dozen sammiches!!!! And then, go dig a ditch! Get some muscles! Get a workout! Do something other than giggle about movie stars!!!

  • 301

    Which race is she referring to? His 50% white or his 50% black or, his 50% American or his 50% African or maybe his 100% socialist race?

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  • SHOTGUN285

    How typical that you idiots would cry “racism”, when 90% of Obamas platform has been that he'd be the 1st African American President, if elected. Forget that he's 50% white, 46% Arab and less than 5% “black” by birth. The issue here should not be his being black, but the fact that he's claiming to be “black” when in fact he's not.

    The hypocracy here is breathtaking.

    He's a twit, with no relative experience, no defineable options or plans for the future, in short, he's a wannabe messiah.

    If this fu**tard wins…. america gets what it deserves. I'd rather declare “dubya” emperor for life than have this monkey-eared buffoon as national dog-catcher.

    God you people are stupid.

    • acb777

      AMEN!

    • ScottPruden

      “Monkey-eared buffoon”? George W. Bush has very simular ears–being as we're getting so deep in the important issues–and he's by his own admission “not as curious” as he's like to be.
      So, it sounds like you should be just as happy with a new “monkey-eared buffoon” as you are with the current “monkey-eared buffoon”.
      Also, Dubya has said more than a few times that God put him in the White House, so he's far more of a “wannabe messiah” than Obama who's NEVER made such claims.
      BTW, Kenya is not an Arab country and B.O. Sr. was but NO STRETCH of the imagination of Arab descent unlike both Sununu's, Abazaid and other GOP giants who ARE Arabs.

      • SHOTGUN285

        I'm quite aware that Kenya is not an Arab nation, but his fathers birth certificate lists him as an “arab”, ie someone from an arab nation that emigrated to Kenya. In case you aren't aware, we have these things called airplanes that allow people to move from one place to another.

        And I also never stated that I was against Obama because he was nearly 50% arab, only that he was being dishonest in labeling himself as an African-American when he's less than 5% “black”. To make matters worse he is claiming that McCain chose Palin only because she is a woman and would help him garner some of the female vote, which is hypocracy at it's finest considering he's claiming he'll be the first “black” president when really he won't be.

        Also I never stated that Obama used the word “messiah” to describe himself, it is however quite obvious that he is behaving as if he IS a messiah, or worse yet the “vanguard of the proletariat” to put it in communist terms. His comments are little more than sweeping rhetoric that mystify the uneducated masses who are too stupid or blind to see the fact that no nation on earth could possibly finance his pie in the sky proposals.

        Again, let me reiterate, God you people are stupid.

    • jadedblakman

      Monkey-eared? Not going to take the bait :-)

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  • yonasolo

    Mr.Obama has absolutely no business being a senator let alone a presidential candidate. The Alaska governor was absolutely correct when she opined that “community organizer” is not a job. Mr. Obama is a product of the Chicago political machine, known universally to be totally corrupt since the days of Mayor Daley – -the first Mayor Daley. Nothing has changed since in the Chicago political machine. Governor Palin has executive experience and decision-making ability and will make a more than competent vice president. Obama talks about reform and all the changes he wants to make yet he would not know good policy or reform if it walked up and bit him in the ass. I firmly believe that Mr. Obama is trying to change this race into a referendum on racial politics. Black America is supporting Mr. Obama based solely on race from what I can glean by talking to people and reading editorials written by the black community. Oprah wants to choose our next president and in throwing her support behind Mr. Obama seems to be confident that she has done so; I look forward to disappointing her. Governor Palin and Senator McCain are the obvious choice due to their experience in government and in the private sector. The smear campaign is too obvious to fool anyone although the democrats apparently think that they are fooling all of us. They're not. Sarah Palin is an American patriot. John McCain is also an American patriot who has served this country faithfully for nearly 50 years. I will take his age over Obama's arrogance and sense of entitlement all day any day and twice on Sunday. It is a testament to the dumbing down of America that Obama is even nominated, and a sad commentary on the condition of our public schools. The children of America have become unbelievably stupid in the past generation. They have become illiterate in literature, mathematics, science and biology. It's a sad day for the world when the ingenuity of America has been lost to incompetent teachers, poor curriculum and video games. In America, incompetent teachers are allowed to continue to teach with no oversight and no way to remove them from the classroom. This is a disgrace and disservice to our children, the same children who have grown up to be Obama's supporters because they're too ignorant to grasp the concept of economics that won't work and promises that no one can keep. We need to go down the right path and we need good leadership to take us there. We won't be getting that from senator Obama, empty rhetoric is all this affirmative action product has to offer–a talking head that is empty. Obama could make it as a lawyer in a high powered law firm even though he has a Harvard law degree. His Princeton and Harvard educated wife couldn't make it as a lawyer either so she went to work for welfare hospital that he funnels money to in order to justify her $300,000 a year salary. Her job pays $48,000 to anyone whose husband is not a sitting U.S. senator so there can be only one reason she is so massively overpaid–can anyone say kickback? I can. Liberal mainstream media continues to cover up and worship Obama as if he were the second coming of Christ. He slipped up and admitted to being a Muslim during an interview and the so called journalist corrected him with what he should have said. It's just another example of how badly the liberal mainstream media, of whom Oprah is their goddess, wants Obama to be our president. I can't think of anything that would be a bigger disaster for America than President Obama. Can you?

  • rwsinok

    Race is being used deliberately as a factor in this presidential race, but by the democrats, not the republicans. Considering Obama's socialist ideology and the fact that the only thing he has going for him is the ability to gull people into believing nonsense, the polling is close for only one reason, i.e. Obama identifies himself as “black”. Most of those supporting Obama do so for no other reason than that he is “black”. Very few people will vote for McCain simply because Obama is “black”, but the Obama campaign knows that race-baiting will work and exploits it with help from people like Sebelius and others.

    Face the fact: Given the same ideology and political background and past associations and present world situations, if Barack Hussein Obama looked like a caucasian he would not have even gotten through the first half of the democrat primaries (think David Duke). The only explanation for Obama to have gotten this far in this election is that his campaign has used race as an underlying issue.

    • jadedblakman

      Actually David Duke did get through the primary and ran as a Republican for governor of Louisiana in 1991. He was defeated by Edwin Edwards.

  • brownbreadandale4

    SEBELIUS IS NOW INOCULATING HERSELF FROM THE SECOND QUESTION!

    SHE KNOWS that HER POLITICS (extreme LEFT) is WHAT IS GOING DOWN!

    THEREFORE, SHE HAS TO BLAME RACE OR THIS ELECTION BECOMES A REFERENDUM ON HER TOO!!

    [Always, always, always, look for WHY a pol does anything! Their words and deeds are for ONE THING ONLY; SELF PRESERVATION! ]

    If she admits he is in trouble for being a SOCIALIST; then she will have to defend HER OWN TENDENCIES TOWARD SOCIALISM.

    HOWEVER, IF SHE CAN PUT THE REJECTION OF BARACK DOWN TO RACISM, then SHE IS SAFE, and does not have to defend her own SOCIALISM!!!!

    For her, RACE HAS TO BE THE ONLY REASON, OR THE ONLY COMPELLING REASON.

    On the day after Election Day; the press is going to come to her for a quote; SHE IS GREASING THE SKIDS FOR BLAMING RACISM . . . . . . SO THE PRESS DOES NOT ASK HER THAT SECOND QUESTION.

    THAT IS WHY SHE IS STARTING NOW; SHE KNOWS HE CANNOT WIN AND SHE IS NOW PREPARING HERSELF, BY INOCULATING HERSELF FROM THAT SECOND QUESTION!

    IS SHE A SNAKE? YOU BE THE JUDGE. IT APPEARS THAT SHE IS BAILING OUT EARLY!

  • jfour5174

    I HEARD THAT 95% OF THE BLACKS ARE VOTING FOR OBAMA……….ARE 95% OF THE WHITES VOTING FOR MCAIN? IF NOT THEN WHATS MORE RACIST? DEMS ALLWAYS PLAY THE RACE CARD WHEN THIER LACK OF SUBSTANCE BEGINS TO SHOW.

    ANGER A CONSERTIVE BY LYING…………………ANGER A LIBERAL BY TELLING THE TRUTH

    • ScottPruden

      “ANGER A CONSERTIVE BY LYING”
      So…. you must be FURIOUS with Gov. Palin by now!
      Actually, I hope she get in the White House and legalizes pot, you know being an enthusiastic marijuana smoker and governor of the only state where it's legal. Staying high all the time would help take the edge off another GOP administration with endless war, economic ruin and shredding the Constitution.
      Palin/Marley '08!!!!!!!!!!!

  • walliat

    American by enlarge are not racist, the real factor for Obam is that he is an empty jacket, and lies 99.99 % of the time.

  • punnk

    I think its amusing that I am being accused of spouting off rhetoric but not one single person on this board has stated what McCain plans to do. What policy changes will be made by the McCain campaign that will actually help all Americans?

    McCain wants to provide permanent tax relief for 1% wealthiest Americans, he wants to tax employer provided benefits as income, he wants to privatize social security, he votes against minimum wage increases, supports sending jobs overseas and has supported policy that suppresses American workers rights to choose unions. He DOESN'T even support equal pay for equal work for the women of America.

    Furthermore, what bills did McCain sponsored or push through? What has been McCain's maverick moment in the 26 years he has been in the senate?

    Please educate me.

    • 1911

      You do need more education, that's for sure.

      I'd like to know how many POOR PEOPLE have hired you and provided you with a REAL job that you were able to support your family on and your way of life. Everyone I've ever worked for had more money than me and I wasn't jealous of them for having it. If I wanted more all I had to do was work hard for it and hoped that some day I made it as good as them, instead of wishing the Government would take it away from them and give it to me. I don’t believe in a progressive income tax, I believe we should have a fixed tax rate, 10 to 20% on everyone and all companies but I’m afraid most liberals could not handle that because it’s just not FAIR for them to have so much and not pay more.

      If you have more belongings than a homeless person has then you are a hypocrite. If you have more then sell all of your possessions and join them. I'm sure they could provide you with a job, don't you?

      You might as well get over it-if everyone in Our Country has their money STOLEN from them by the Government just so everyone will have an equal share of the pie will there be anyone left for the Government to take the money from, I’m afraid not, what will YOU do then?

      Our Country was founded on freedom and we were not supposed to have a Nanny Government, you know, cradle to the grave mentality so many people have. How many Socialist Countries have to fail before you realize it’s not the way to go?

      • punnk

        Unless you are McCain you have failed to show how McCain has helped the American people past, present or future.

        I love that you people generalize Democrats as socialists or envious of the rich. It's absurd, your absurd and your party is absurd.

        • jkm37067

          The Dems party line is socialst. No one would correctly assume they are envious of the rich, though. They simply want to use government to get that way. Just like every other socialist government, a few want to control everything and make everyone else “equal.” Don't insult me. Few few are my equal and even fewr my better. The only people who want “equality” are those who can't fend for themselve. No pity.

        • antiobammy

          no generalizing about a party here though

        • 1911

          Let me give you just one that's currently in the News, and by the way, I did call it right-You are a democrat, just look at your response.

          McCain attempted to rein in the corrupt Fanny Mae/Freddie Mack several years ago but who was the biggest obstructionist, you guessed it, the democrats (Barney Franks, Chuck Schumer, Chris Dodd, etc…), now that's not to say there were no Republicans (or RINO'S as I like to call them) as being part of the problem, but who was the NUMBER ONE benefactor of monies from those Companies, you guessed it, Chris Dodd, did I mention he's a democrat. Now who was the NUMBER TWO benefactor of monies from those Companies, you guessed it, barack obama, and did I mention he’s a democrat too. Do I need to go on & on & on? By the way, that #1 & #2 rating is since 1989 I believe. Chris Dodd has been there for years so it's no huge surprise he's way up there but obama has only been in office for less than 4 years, how many long time Congressmen and Senators did he pass to get that honor, I don't know but maybe you do? Do we see a pattern here, I believe we do.

          #1. I love it when you people cannot stand to be called what you are, I am a Conservative and proud of it, why don't you people just come out and tell America what you truly stand for and that's “Liberal” and tell them “honestly” what that means, which includes being a Socialist/Marxist or the extreme being a Communist. If you’re ashamed of being a Liberal then maybe you should rethink your politics.

          #2. When you people start losing the argument you start calling the other person names and make lame statements like us being, “absurd.”

          #3. If the Framers of our Constitution were to come to life today do you think as a whole they'd believe we're following the Document they left us, my opinion is, “no they wouldn't, they’d fall right back into the grave with disbelief.”

          #4. Get the Government out of our Lives, return the power back to the states as it should be, and then we could move to the State of our choice. If you wanted to live in one that is ran by Liberals you should be grateful for the opportunity to do so, while I’d choose to live in one that’s Conservative, which would make me really happy.

          Sticks and stones can break my bones but…never mind. Honest discussions only please.

          • punnk

            I am not ashamed of who I am. If I did, I would not waste my time on a comments section of a message board that is very obviously populated with pro McCain posters. I am here and I am defending the candidate I support. You can try to define me if you wish but you have no idea what policies I support.

            This is laughable. I was called an asshole after my initial post not to mention a lot of other names. Bring it on though, I've taken on tougher.

            If the Framers would be rolling over in their graves what do you think Jesus would be doing?

    • jkm37067

      If McCai and Palin do nothing more than go to Washington and tell Congrees “NO.” To their Socialist agenda, I will be happy.

      • punnk

        Yeah but shouldnt you have higher expectations from our leaders? I am just saying…

        • jkm37067

          It would be nice to have the luxury of high expectation, but I am only one vote. The electorate, by in large, isn't qualified to vote. The fact that some people have an opinion decreases the value of mine….. so I have to play with the cards I am delt…… rather, choose between idiots and marginally qualified.

          This is the wonder of Palin, by the way…… she didn't go to college to be a politician. That immediately makes her more qualified than the others. I could go on….

          • punnk

            I think that is an incredibly cynical view of the system although understandable.

            I wont take the bait on Palin though that woman makes my blood boil.

    • antiobammy

      um, maybe because the topic is about obammy????

      • punnk

        Don't kid yourself. I and everyone else here knows you know nothing more about McCain then what you regurgitate from Fox news – if you even have that ability.

        Not one person other then myself has cited source for fact.

        • antiobammy

          Um, you cited COMMUNIST TERRORIST sources. Of COURSE that backs up obammy because THAT's what he is. The fact of the matter is this is a discussion about obammy and his racism and how the dems always play the race card. If you want to interject McCain, go find a thread about him…just a COMMON SENSE suggestion.

  • antiobammy

    OK, refresh my memory again. Which candidate for prez was it that belonged to a “church” and sat through 20 YEARS of angry hateful anti-American RACIST rants at the “pulpit” by his “pastor”??? It is quite clear who the racist is. obammy is an illegal alien, a muslim, a communist, anti-American, and a racist pig. Any one of these should disqualify him from ANY elected office in the country. However, the loony left have him at the top of their ticket because he is black. And let me also understand, 99.99% of blacks will vote for obammy simply because he is black (1/2 black, the white side that raised him and educated him he threw under the bus the racist pig). Similar numbers of whites voting against him because he is black does not exist. So, again, WHO is racist here? The left as usual.

    • DMCPDX

      Get your facts straight before you spew your hatred on a blog. 1. Many faithful Christian's attend church and don't always agree with the Pastor. McCain's pastor is reportedly anti-semitic. 2. Senator Obama is NOT an illegal alien, he could not be a US Senator if he was in the country illegally. 3. Senator Obama is not now, nor has he ever been a Muslim, nor a communist. 4. Anti-American racist pig, that is a matter of opinion (yours) and you know the old adage about opinions.

      Listen to a news cast, read a paper, get over yourself, learn the facts, not your egocentric version of them.

      • antiobammy

        Seems YOU have trouble with facts, like ALL leftists do. McCain's Pastor Mr, Hagee, is a foremost vocal supporter of Israel and the Jews, hardly what I would call anti-semitic. But I can see how you would have trouble with facts since liberals NEVER deal in facts. If obammy is not an illegal alien, how come he cannot provide an UNFORGED birth certificate proving that? That shouldn't so difficult. I can provide birth certificates, certified copies, for EVERY member of my family. That includes the one for my son born overseas since my wife and I were both on active duty at that time. Obammy IS a muslim and has practiced that religion as stated by HIS family and friends and the fact that EVERY terrorist organization and muslim country in the world has endorsed him. I agree that people do not always agree with their pastor but by that “church's” OWN web site, it preaches racial hatred and anti-Americanism. To be fed that EVERY Sunday for 20 YEARS is quite different from differing from a few views.

        YOU learn YOUR facts and lay off the koolaid

        • punnk

          OMG – You people are INSANE. Do you think for yourselves at all? Do you even research the shit you say?

          http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in…

          • jkm37067

            I would ask you the same question. What does a picture of a birth certificate have to do with how he was raised? My neighbor was born in Germany and moved here very young. He couldn't find Germany on a map.

            Obama's father was/is a Muslim. I don't always agree with my father, but fundamentally we are the same because I WAS RAISED THAT WAY. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

          • punnk

            I dont understand your point. Are you saying because his dad was a Muslim, Obama must have some Muslim tendencies therefore that makes him what? A terrorist?

            Does this mean all Muslim are bad and inherently terrorists?

            If so what is the point of liberating Muslim countries – should we just blow them off the face of the planet. Please explain.

          • antiobammy

            FINALLY you are getting it. FINALLY you are understanding about that religion of love and peace.

          • punnk

            I dont even know how to respond to this. If you are really advocating that all Muslims should be eradicated then I think I am ending the conversation here.

          • antiobammy

            And you leftists STIKLL don't get it that THIS is AXACTLY what islam intends to do with all of us…eliminate us. This is their entire history if you would care to learn rather than believe the leftist garbage from the lamestream lapdog media. This is what is preached in their schools and mosques if you ever bothered to check it out. This is what is preached in the koran and hadiths if you bothered to read them. If you are content to aloow them to kill you then that is fine with me, we can ALWAYS do with fewer leftists. But you REALLY need to take your own advice and learn some FACTS and TRUTH. HINT: you WON'T get it hanging out at the websites and news stations YOU do.

          • jadedblakman

            so someone who was raised in a segregated environment where blacks were relegated to a second class status and reared by parents who were bigots, will automatically themselves be a bigot. And consequently is only capable of producing more bigots. Interesting logic.

          • antiobammy

            I must ask YOU the same question my friend. You posted a web site of a COMMUNIST organization that obammy has been trying to distance himself from for OBVIOUS reasons. This is an offshoot of his terrorist pal Ayers. Of COURSE they will say what they said. Why then has obammy NOT responded to the suit now in Federal Court asking him to PROVE his citizenship. Also, what is posted is NOT a birth certificate. The document is one that is often used when one is born overseas to a military family to establish THEIR citizenship. Those same rules do NOT apply to obammy because his sperm donor was NOT a US citizen and his mother was not of appropriate age. This document merely states he was born which we can all agree upon since he aparently has a pulse today. What he CANNOT produce because he was NOT born on US soil is a document attesting to THAT. It is THAT document that the suit is asking for. He cannot produce a genuine one since he was NOT born here and is therefore ineligible to be elected to Federal office. Be assured that he and his crooked dems will do all they can to hide this.

          • Netter

            Global infatuation with messiah-Obama is a very Real and Present danger especially in the middle of an middle-east war. Let Obama “cure” in Senate a few more years. At least until the war is over.

            “Obama is the product of a brief early-60s college romance and short-lived marriage between a black African exchange student and a white liberal Kansan who met at the University of Hawaii. His critical boyhood years–from two to ten–were spent neither in white nor black America but in the teeming streets and jungle outskirts of Djakarta. Obama's boyhood experiences in Indonesia–where his mother took him when she married another foreign exchange student–propelled him toward a worldview well beyond his mother's liberalism.” —http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/archive/barackobama/

            Project Vote is a front for Acorn:
            http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-claims…

      • jkm37067

        Hold on here….. while antiobama may not have all his facts straight, you are asking me to believe that a boy being raised by a Muslim father, in a Muslim country, in a Muslim school learned and retained NOTHING? Furthermore, you may want to follow your own advice. I gogled this subject and got more hits than I want to read. The following excerpt is from “Insight”:

        Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?

        This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama.

        An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

        “He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” the source said. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign.”

  • dongill

    Race is a factor! 98% of blacks are voting for Hussein Osam….bama!

    • jadedblakman

      and where exactly did you get your numbers? I mean the exact percentage?

      • ragnarb

        The standard percentage I read, and hear, is 92%!

  • gneubeck

    “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I WANT YOU TO ARGUE WITH THEM AND GET IN THEIR FACE”. Barack Obama speaking to a group of supporters in Nevada. As it becomes more evident every day; and, as Bill Clinton so aptly said of Obama: “He's simply a typical Chicago thug.” Greg Neubeck

  • tyork

    Yeah gneubeck, this story and the story today about Obama on Drudge clearly show that Obama's campaign is getting tired, running out of ideas, and is desperate.

  • 1911

    I wonder way it’s always LIBERALS who keep the controversy going over “Race” in our Country and in the News. I believe it’s because it benefits them to keep the issue alive, which helps keep the races divided and a block of people voting to them.

    If Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has proof of racism as a whole she should talk about that but that wouldn’t fit her agenda because there is only one group of folks in our Country who are voting 90+ % for one candidate, any guesses which candidate that it and what race is voting for him.

    I don’t see a persons color; I look at what a person does and what they do, are they a good person/citizen, are they a criminal, or are they a sleazy politician trying to keep us apart for their on agenda, only you & I can decide that?

    There will always be some type of racism is this Country but that racism is on ALL sides and ms. sebelius knows it, but as a whole when I walk down the street and meet someone from a different race we usually say things like, “hello, how are you doing”; we don’t avoid each other like the plague.

    It’s an issue perpetuated by one Party (democrat if you didn’t know) and they do it because if there is Race Harmony throughout our Great Country they’ll be the one on the losing side, and we can’t have that, now can we?

    Watch what they do and mean, not just what they say!!!!!!

  • albee

    Obama is running a lousy race against McCain. If the race should become an issue a lousy job by Obamer does not make me a racist. Just smarter

  • NOMUSLIM

    THE SOCIALIST DEMONCAT GOV. IS SPEWING TYPICAL RACIST GARBAGE.IT IS THE DEMONCATS WHO ARE RACIST.OSAMA IS HALF WHITE BUT HE PORTRAYS HIMSELF AS A BLACK.WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS WHITE HALF? HE HAS DECIDED THAT HE HAS A VICTIMHOOD AS A BLACK.HE CANNOT WIN BECAUSE NON BLACKS CANNOT RELATE TO HIS RACIST RANTS.OSAMA DOES NOT STAND FOR ME OR FOR MOST NORMAL AMERICANS.SIMPLE AS THAT. OSAMA IS SIMPLY AN EMPTY SUIT CREATED BY THE CHICAGO DALEY MACHINE TO SPREAD CHICAGO STYLE SOCIALISM.NOBAMA.

    • jadedblakman

      what constitutes a “normal” American? Please elaborate.

      • NOMUSLIM

        Well, the simplest explanation for 'normal American' would be Palin and what Palin represents to most Americans.Achievement oriented and Pro America.Obama(Hussein Obama) has a suspicious past which he does not discuss.He is the typical Anti American disguised as normal.I cannot relate to him nor can I relate to the values he states.Obama is sneaky and speaks with a forked tongue.Remember when Obama would not wear a flag pin?Is that normal?No.He is anti gun ownership but he lies about his position.Normal?No. Just say No to this deceitful politician.

  • Jack_H

    I'm curious. Why has this newspaper deleted the full text Governor Sebelius' racist comments?

  • calebNC

    Check out the video about Obama here :
    http://www.calebgrace.com
    He is VERY dangerous ….. Please research these candidates for your self ….
    More videos about Obama right here :
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StudentsofAmerica
    http://www.youtube.com/user/VetsForFreedomVideo
    Unreal ….. How Obama has made it this far is scary and his party is showing their true colors ….
    Please research the TRUTH before you VOTE in November !!!!!
    and thanks to chris for this post ……
    >What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate “all” have in
    > common? Answer: Democrat leadership.
    >
    >
    > Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican
    mayor since 1961;
    >
    > Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954;
    >
    > Cincinnati, OH (3rd)… since 1984;
    >
    > Cleveland, OH, (4th)… since 1989;
    >
    > Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican Mayor;
    >
    > St. Louis, MO (6th)…. since 1949;
    >
    > El Paso, TX (7th) Has never had a Republican Mayor;
    >
    > Milwaukee, WI (8th)… since 1908;
    >
    > Philadelphia, PA (9th)… since 1952;
    >
    > Newark, NJ (10th)… since 1907.
    >
    > It is the disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats,
    > yet are still disadvantaged … hmmm…make you wonder?

    Does anymore REALLY need to be said ????????

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  • ragnarb

    As republicans are voting against Obama because they detest his views, we must assume those that vote against him because of his race are racist democrats.

  • Iowajayhawk

    If you notice the only people bringing up the race issue are the libs. Could it be that maybe Obama is not the best choice. I grew up in the 60's and it blows me away that the “love” generation is some of the ugliest people. Why can't people disagree? For one, I don't want the USA to become a socialist country which seems to be the way the libs are going. The less government the better.

  • 1911

    I don't know if anyone is paying attention to what's going on with the Markets today but if obama gets elected and then gets his way there will be billions upon billions of new government spending. Where will this money come from, let me educate you a little-the RICH-cannot carry the US all by itself so where will the extra money come from, you guessed it- you and me. We've heard this story before, you know the one, I'm going to give the middle class a tax break only to be told 2 months later that I've worked harder on this problem than any other problem I've ever had and we can't afford a tax cut so I'm going to raise your taxes.

    Don't believe what they say, educate yourself on what they've done and voted for, only then will you know them and what they stand for.

    What does a democrat and a tax break have in common——————————-NOTHING——————–honest discussions about tax breaks is not in their vocabulary.

    • punnk

      More propaganda from 1911, shocking. Although, I will have to say that I really do admire your passion and wherewithal on the matter.

      So what is McCain proposing for tax cuts again?

      • 1911

        I’m glad to see you fess up that you’re a LIBERAL, really I don’t care if you’re a liberal but I just wished you people would be honest up front. It’s taken 2 or 3 times for me to get you to admit your left leaning ways but in America that is permitted, just as it should be. Obviously you don’t know who I support because as I said before I’m a Conservative and John McCain is a moderate, which I consider worse than a Liberal because they are so wishy-washy. I have jumped on the bandwagon though but it’s because of his running mate, which I understand makes your blood boil. That’s ok because your guys make me sick at the thought they could be P & VP, oh the horror.

        But you are wrong again, I do know what policies you support by reading your post and then your reply about who you’re supporting, which is obama, am I wrong?

        As far as the obscene name calling I’m sorry that happened to you, we can have a discussion without going down that road but even though you weren’t obscene you did call me “absurd”. To be honest with you I did call you a, “LIBERAL”, which in my world is not a good word but I didn’t curse you, at least with normal cuss words.

        As far as your last line, Jesus said teach them to be fisher of men and they can teach someone else to fish, which means they will be self-sufficient and not being a burden on someone else or society. Do you really think he was telling them to catch fish and give it away? Interpret the entire Bible not just part of it.

        As far as McCain's tax cuts he advocating the same as obama is now, remember obama said since the economy is sluggish he won't rescind the Bush Tax Cuts. Now if it's bad to tax now why is it good to tax even more when things are better. I believe we are paying enough taxes now, our problem is not that the government is taxing us to little it's they're spending too much. Can you write an unlimited amount of checks on your checking account without having the funds in the bank to cover the checks, I THINK NOT?

        I've answered a few of your questions but so far you've passed on answering any of mine-hummm.

  • WMason

    So let me get this straight. We're talking about people who would otherwise vote for Obama because they agree with him on the issues. Wouldn't those people be democrats? A conservative wouldn't vote for Obama if only he were white. So we're talking about democratic or liberal racism. Just wanted to make sure we understand the claim Sibelius is making; she was a little fuzzy on that little detail.

  • connielaw

    Where are we going to get the 85 billion promised to AIG, 700 billion asked for by Bush to by bad debts that have made the wealthy wealthier, billions currently being paid for the Iraq war, billion promised Georgia, etc. In less than 1 month we are over a trillion dollar in debt and more coming. And you are worried about Obama's plan to help the average American? Be for real. Obama is not the problem, but maybe he can help fix the problem. I do know one thing, McCain is not the answer. I prefer to risk my future and my children's future with someone who has come up from the bottom and understand the lower and middle class (Obama and Michelle) then someone who has always lived as an upper class (McCain and Cindy) and have a focus on maintaining their wealth and the wealth of their friends. Maybe, just maybe America's middle class will survive the depression that will surely come. Because my friend, America is bankrupted and when one is bankrupt there is nothing to do but start over again. Remember the great depression.

    • NOMUSLIM

      Are you serious?The Obama family is going to help the middle class?Yeah , sure.Obama has a step brother living in a slum in Africa(I believe Nigeria) and where is Hussein Obama in this peasants' life? Why has your great saviour Mr. O not helped his poor step brother?Mr. and Mrs.O are millionaires.If they will not help their own peasant relatives do you believe that he cares about you or me?Stop drinking the Koolaid brewed up by the Democrat machine.The Democrat machine makes sure the poor stay poor so that the poor will vote Democrat.The Democrat machine keeps racism alive so that they can rally the naive peasants who vote Demoncat.Grow up.

  • connielaw

    You sound very foolish. First of all, you do not know the dynamics of Obama's family. Therefore, you cannot speak to it. Secondly, your reference to Hussein Obama gives away your true feelings and your bias. Therefore, your opinion is worth very little to me. As for this independent voter, I will vote for Obama.

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      The rest of Sebelius’ remarks in Iowa City stuck closely to the Obama campaign’s talking points.

  • andrewwang

    Speaking of Barack Obama: LONG LIVE EMPEROR OBAMA!

    Obama is a racial-minority individual and does not like racism:

    There is bad news about George Herbert Walker Bush.

    What if basically all racial-minority people would subscribe to the interpretations that George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes while he was the President of the United States?

    It will eventually come out: it is only a matter of time.

    Respectfully Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang, J.D. Candidate
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    (I can type 90 words per minute, and there are thousands of copies on the Internet indicating the content of this post. And there are at least hundreds of copies in very many countries around the world.)
    _________________
    “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Off the top of my head—it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

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