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Joint statement from President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Senator John McCain:

"At this defining moment in history, we believe that Americans of all parties want and need their leaders to come together and change the bad habits of Washington so that we can solve the common and urgent challenges of our time. It is in this spirit that we had a productive conversation today about the need to launch a new era of reform where we take on government waste and bitter partisanship in Washington in order to restore trust in government, and bring back prosperity and opportunity for every hardworking American family. We hope to work together in the days and months ahead on critical challenges like solving our financial crisis, creating a new energy economy, and protecting our nation's security."

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NOW THAT'S THE JOHN MCCAIN I REMEMBER, THE MAN
WHO REACHES ACROSS THE AISLE, WAY TO STEP UP BIG
JOHN, WELCOME BACK, I SEE YOU ARE YOURSELF AGAIN!
WELCOME TO THE CITY OF THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES, THE CITY OF BIG SHOULDERS!
THAT BREEZE YOU FEEL IS LAKE MICHIGAN SAYING
HELLO!

I'll believe it when I see it.

Sadly, I think Obama will take any opposition to anything he wants to do and call the opponents "bitter partisans".

The guy did select Rahm, after all. That does not bode well for Obama's claims of wanting to work in a 'bi-partisan' manner.

Of course, I'd like to see any remotely controversial legislation that Obama worked on in a "bi-partisan" manner.

Remember how he couldn't bring himself to be present at the vote supporting Patraeus in face of a horrible slander printed in the NY Times by Move On??? Oh yeah, what did Obama do? Hired the face of MoveOn to be a member of his campaign.

Bi-partisanship... lol... right. I'll believe Obama stands for "bi-partisanship" when I see it, and I haven't seen it yet.

The President Elect and the Senator are doing the right thing for the country and we as Americans must stand with them.

Lynn I want to thnk you for keeping me and others informed thru your blog, it was wonderful watching 60 min. with my family, I missd i when it came on Sunday, because of your blog, I was able to see it today.

May bless you, your and mine,and may he keep us and the First Family safe.

Wallace"Gator" Bradley
Urban Translator

BI-PARTISANSHIP IS STARING AT YOU IN THE FACE,
AND YOU ARE ACTING LIKE A PERSON FROM FOX NEWS
AND YOU WON'T ACCEPT IT, YOU CAN NEVER SAY THAT
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA ISN'T WORKING ON IT AGAIN,
HE COULD HAVE CAUSED JOE LIEBERMAN HARDSHIP BUT
HE ISN'T GOING THAT ROUTE, HE IS TRYING TO BRING
PEOPLE TOGETHER, TO MENTION SOMETHING THAT HAPPEN-
ED DURING THE CAMPAIGN IS IRREVELANT!
RAHM EMANUEL WAS A GREAT CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
ELECT OBAMA, IT'S OKAY TO HAVE AN OPINION, BUT
TO BRING UP FACTS BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT-ELECT
IS TOTALLY A WRONG THING TO DO!
WE MUST MOVE ON TO FIX THE ILLS OF OUR COUNTRY,
AND I BELIEVE IN WHAT PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA IS
ATTEMPTING TO DO!
DO YOU THINK JOHN MCCAIN CAME TO CHICAGO FOR THE
COLD WEATHER?
HE CAME BECAUSE THE OLIVE-BRANCH OF THE PRESIDENT
ELECT WAS OFFERED TO HIM!

Really, Shouting Phil? I don't see anything NEW about this. HAD I KNOWN THAT OBAMA WOULD EMBRACE ANYONE FROM THE BUSH REGIME CROWD, I WOULD NOT HAVE SUPPORTED OR WORKED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THE GUY.
Did you read that, Phil? No? Try this.
IF HE WANTS TO BE BI-PARTISAN, THEN ONE MCCAIN REQUIRES A DENNIS KUCINICH AND A CYNTHIA MCKINNEY.
This is shameful.

Really, Shouting Phil? I don't see anything NEW about this. HAD I KNOWN THAT OBAMA WOULD EMBRACE ANYONE FROM THE BUSH REGIME CROWD, I WOULD NOT HAVE SUPPORTED OR WORKED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THE GUY.
Did you read that, Phil? No? Try this.
IF HE WANTS TO BE BI-PARTISAN, THEN ONE MCCAIN REQUIRES A DENNIS KUCINICH AND A CYNTHIA MCKINNEY.
This is shameful. Still can't read it, Phil?
Try this.
JOHN MCSAME SHAMEFULLY BOMBED CIVILIANS FROM ON HIGH. HE KILLED PEOPLE IN THE U.S.S. FORRESTAL FIRE AND DID NOT GET PROSECUTED FOR IT.
Hillary was and remains to the left of Bill and this little buppie who wanted to be 'King' when he was a kid.

WHEN DID CYNTHIA MCKINNEY BECOME A REPUBLICAN?
YOU MISCONSTRUE EVERYTHING, THE ECONOMY IS IN
SHAMBLES AND YOU ARE TALKING OUT OF YOUR NECK!
MCCAIN WAS RESPECTED, HIS FRIEND LIEBERMAN WAS
RESPECTED, DON'T YOU SEE NO SQUABBLES, JUST ALOT
OF RESPECT GOING AROUND, BUT YOU WANT TO GRASP
AT STRAWS, EITHER YOU ARE RICH OR YOU DON'T REALLY
CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY!
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA WANTS A SMOOTH TRANSITION
AND IT MY JUDGEMENT HE IS EXECUTING JUST RIGHT!
STOP BLOGGING FOR AWHILE, AND DON'T WATCH FOX
NEWS, THEY HAVE WARPED YOUR BRAIN!

OH, phil. I'm so far left you can't wrap your brain around it.
I WANT rocky transition--a rocky transition means the thieves trying to loot the treasury right now won't get away with it.
Or we could all hold hands and sing kumbayah.
I never watch fox news
Phil---stop looking at old campaign talking points.
I suggest you read The Nation, Michael Moore, and Watch Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.

THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM YOU KEEP READING!
WHERE DOES IT SAY IN THOSE BOOKS THAT BANKS WOULD
FAIL, AND COMPANIES WOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS,
WHERE,WHERE, WHERE!
I SUGGEST YOU CALM DOWN AND ALLOW THIS SPECIAL
MAN TO REPAIR SOMETHING ONLY FDR, AND LINCOLN
COULD DO, AND WE KNOW THEY CANNOT HELP US, BUT
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA CAN AND WILL, HE IS A
STUDENT OF POLITICS, YOU MAY NOT LIKE HIM, BUT HE
IS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN WAITING AND I HAVE
CONFIDENCE IN HIM, HE DIDN'T RUN THE HARVARD LAW
REVUE FOR NOTHING, THAT WAS EXPERIENCE, HE IS LIKE
A TIMEX HE KEEPS ON TICKING!
SINGING IS GOOD, BECAUSE JANUARY 20, 2009 THERE
WILL BE ALOT OF IT, I'M NOT MAD AT YOU, BUT I AM
SPEAKING FOR ME, NOT YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, MY
FAMILY MEMBERS THINK I'M CRAZY, BECAUSE I'M THE
ONLY ONE I KNOW WHO KNEW THAT OBAMA WAS GOING TO
WIN IN A LANDSLIDE!
HE IS TRUELY A GODSEND, AND THE ANGELS ARE WATCH-
ING OVER HIM AND HIS FAMILY!
I WAS 11 YEARS OLD WHEN RFK WAS RUNNING FOR
PRESIDENT, I LOVE THE KENNEDY'S AND I NEVER ASKED
WHAT COLOR THEY WERE, AND THE CONTENT OF OBAMA'S
CHARACTER IS SO HIGH, IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
ABOUT HIS SKIN COLOR EITHER!
WE ARE WITNESSING HISTORY AND SOME OF US REFUSE
TO ACCEPT THIS, I NEVER WILL!
SEE YOU AT THE INAGURATION!
5 MILLION ON THE MALL!

Democracy Now is not a book. It's a radio and tv program accessible online. It's got great info.
http://www.democracynow.org/
Phil--the most valuable means of HELPING Obama not fall into traps is to CRITIQUE the campaign/transition/presidency in ways the mainstream media cannot.

THAT'S A PROPAGANDA SITE, IT'S DESIGNED TO
CONFUSE YOUR MIND, AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS DOING!
REMEMBER TO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN MAKE THE
MEAL TASTE VERY BAD!
I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT TO READ, BUT GIVE IT A REST
IF YOU ARE READING THIS SITE EVERYDAY, YOU WILL
BECOME A CONFUSED PERSON!
THE PRESIDENT-ELECT DOESN'T NEED MONDAY MORNING
QUARTERBACKS SECOND-GUESSING HIS MOVES!
HE NEEDS OUR SUPPORT!

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