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McCain to hit Chicago for fund-raiser Monday

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By Abdon M. Pallasch
Sun-Times Political Reporter

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican Presidential nominee John McCain will attend a post-convention campaign fund raiser Monday evening in Chicago.

While lllinois is heavily favored to go for Democrat Barack Obama in November, it is still a major source of Republican money.

Though McCain is taking public funds for his general election bid, he can still headline events to benefit the Republican National Committee's Victory Fund, which bolsters the presidential ticket.

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A GREAT DEMOCRATIC CITY, HOME OF THE NEXT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD TIME, CHICAGO LOVES BARACK
OBAMA!

I'll be there to protest! Who will join me?

McCain, the self professed only real American in the whole country because he crashed a plane after killing civilian on twenty-three fly bys. What a great man. Yea, right.

But when he ran against George W. even the Vets wouldn't support him because he, in truth, collaborated with the Vietnamese govt. Now, he throws his military experience out every time he opens his big angry mouth. Well here is the truth about heroics McShame.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385x171237


Yes, McCain will make the American schools better by introducing competition, i.e., privatize them and let corporations run the schools...like the republicans did to Freddie Mac and Fannie May. Private so long as individuals can profit, but when all the money is scammed away and CEO salaries are bankrupting the schools, the tax payers will bail them out.

Besides Americans want Public schools closed so they can pay approximately $8,000 per child per year for elementry school. Don't worry the Govenment will give you a voucher...for about $1,000 per year, you pay the rest.

Add your private insurance to that since corporation will no longer help you and watch that middle class dream melt away...

Don't worry! McCain will fix it. Perhaps he will get all the corporations to give us money like Palin did in Alaska. Perhaps they could introduce a whole new type of welfare like Palin did in Alaska. Not just people in need will get money from corporations, but everyone. But lets don't put that money into a national account to cover a national healthcare program. That would be socialism...uuuooohhh...bad social causes will ruin us, that would be tax.

No lets just have those corporations give away their money because we all deserve part of those profits they make extracting oil, poluting our environment, feeding fat food meals to our families, selling gas guzzling cars made in China (used to be made here). But whatever we do lets don't apply it to a social cause because every person knows best what to do with this free money...like buying a new gun, or more beer, or a new truck.

And hey, explain why Levi Johnston shouldn't be arrested as a pedophile. How can Palin protect the country if she can't protect her own kids from pedophiles?

This is his second child; the first was with a 13 year old girl. Even by Alaskan standards (which are very loose) that is a bit young.

Sick.... really sick... yea, we want her in the White House. Her and her husband are good evangelicals, and typical of the breed. But lets move on to other issues.

Her husband and daughter: is child #5 really Sarah's? I don' believe so after looking at family photos on the internet. The eldest daughter is the mother for sure, but is the father of that child Sarah's husband? Let's do a little DNA test.

Will she support states that wish to secede from the United States, since her and her husband were both in a party pushing to have Alaska secede from the Union?

Will she legalize pot since she smokes it herself?

Will she change her position and start supporting unwed mothers, particularly teens so they can finish an education through college?

Last night, this woman was pathetic. Nothing to say that was grounded in reality and less to say about solving our problems except continue the same old republican bull that has existed since Reagan and have proven a failure to all but the rich.


And now from the same group that exposed Edward's affari, the news is she had an affair...oh, no.

What a joke on McCain by his own party. He should have picked Lieberman.

I love the bitter comments from the first 3 posters. No wonder McCain is now beating Obama in the polls. Poor Obama, with supporters like these commenters, who needs enemies.

I live in Chicago and I have donated generously to McCain...mostly after he picked Palin. Wave to me when I am driving down Michigan Ave in my SUV proudly displaying my McCain/Palin bumpersticker. Beep Beep!!! LOL!!!

P.S. My fellow Chicagoens, I wouldn't bad mouth McCain's policies too much since you are living in a city with a higher murder rate than Baghdad, huge school dropout rates and some of the highest taxes in the country. But we do have that cool shiny bean in Millenium Park.

Grow up Obama supporters! Chicago existed before Obama came here 20 years ago, and it is not his town. McCain/Palin have lots of supporters in Illinois and I am one of them! Those who comment negatively about America's HERO Senator John McCain's POW years and service to his country or Gov. Palins personal life are just jealous and hateful of the fact that they will be in the White House as president and vice president soon. Stick to the issues alone and name one thing that Obama has done while he has been a senator for Illinois or the USA? Name one thing? There isn't anything to name! Obama and Biden offer nothing to their ticket but "short change!!"

AND I'M SURE ALASKA EXISTED BEFORE SARAH PALIN!
SHE DIDN'T INVENT MOOSE HUNTING!
SHE DIDN'T SELL THE PLANE ON E-BAY!
SHE WAS FOR THE ROAD TO NOWHERE!
SHE ISN'T THE STRAW THE STIRS THE DRINK!
SHE IS GOING TO LOSE WITH MCCAIN IN NOVEMBER!
YOU SHOULD GROW UP AND STOP ALLOWING VANITY TO
CLOUD YOUR THOUGHT PATTERN!
A WEEK AGO YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS LADY FROM ADAM'S
HOUSE CAT, AND NOW YOU WON'T HER AS VICE-PRESIDENT
YOU NEED TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
OBAMA AND BIDEN MEN WHO HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES!

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