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  1. Holy Diver

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    It's same thing as Jets fans when Chad Penington was their QB, denouncing Brady's skills, and that he is only a game manager...


    What better way to institute your own form of power, by denouncing what it is you plan on putting in place...

    "Our federal government is broken, but if you put me in our federal government, it will be much better" ...
     
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    This guy should modify his slogan from "Change" to "Same"...but he did not get earmarks, and was a POW.. all is forgiven..
     
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    And the source listed is:

    Can you site a more credible source?
     
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    McCain's Lobbyists

    or Fact Check: McCain-lobbyist connections - CNN.com

    It's true: Seven top McCain officials were lobbyists, though the campaign stresses that none is currently registered to lobby Congress:

    • One: Campaign manager Rick Davis is a major telecommunications lobbyist.

    • Two: Senior foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann recently faced scrutiny over his foreign lobbying on behalf of the Republic of Georgia, which has been embroiled in a military conflict with Russia.

    • Three: Senior adviser Charlie Black was a foreign lobbyist for dictators in Zaire and Angola in the 1980s, fodder for the liberal group MoveOn.org.


    E. J. Dionne Jr. - McCain's Lobbyist Baggage - washingtonpost.com
     
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    Here is one that is a little old..without regard from the mad who advocates for change, sounds like he is advocating for the same..

    The Anti-Lobbyist, Advised by Lobbyists

    Here is another one.. not hard to find..

    Politics - In Senate, McCain has been reliable ally of big telecom firms - sacbee.com

    A blog from a publication I enjoy:

    MotherJones Blog: McCain Attacks Wall Street Greed—While 83 Wall Street Lobbyists Work for His Campaign

     
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    And the Democratic National Committee, using publicly available records, has identified 177 lobbyists working for the McCain campaign as either aides, policy advisers, or fundraisers.



    what the flunk are you talking about. The article doesn't source the DNC it references the fact that they dug up more.


    Are you trying to tell me that the listed Lobbyists have never been part of the lobby, or part of McCains campaign? Its a strange bone you seem to be picking.
     
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    The next you will say is that Cheney does not benefit from the awarding of any Haliburton contracts..
     
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    HA!...


    I know.


    I was merely quoting the article for Johnny-need-another-source-face.


    Are McCain supporters really THIS blind to the facts?
     
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    I'm sure Obam-uh and Biden are different.
     
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    great!

    show me their Wall Street Lobby influences, who work on the campaign and or advise them. If the # reaches NEAR 80 I'd love to know it.
     
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    What's Joe Biden's son do for a living?

    Look, I'm not voting for either ticket, as I refuse to contribute to the further demise of this nation. However, the word lobbyist is not a bad word. I know in today's cliche, photo-op, mental midgit, punch-line election, most words like lobbyist, change, reform, make history, etc. have suddenly gained absolute meaning beyond their Merriam-Webster definition.
     
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    You are aware that 2 of BO's financial advisors were the Johnson and Raines were the heads of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae???

    Johnson was the head of his VP search committee???

    Biden's kid and brother are lobbiest who are being sued for fraud.
     
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    A lobbyist is a HORRIBLE person, they undermine the democratic process. The problem is that the average citizen/voter/american has nobody to lobby for them. We have candidated who lobby for our vote, but thats about as far as it gets with a lobby and the average citizen.

    wanna talk about a phrase that has lost its 'absolute meaning' UNIONS.

    Lobbyists should be jailed. Our represented memebers of congress should be doing the work of the people FIRST......

    Its like a pimp and a Ho (The Ho is your represented congressional members, they work for YOU)

    If the Ho is on Drugs (Lobbyists) then the drug man gets the money first. We need to keep our Hos off the drugs so we get to control where our money goes that they work for.





    we need our pimp hand back!
     
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    you are up to 3.....only 77 more to go.
     
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    Whatever. You've been watching MTV for too long. A lobbyist, by definition, isn't evil. That some individual lobbyists are, is accurate. There are lobbyists who try to get laws passed that protect children from sexual predators, and others who try to safeguard citizens from unfair business practices. I guess they're eeeeeeeeeeeeevil though. This is a situation where a random word, has gained an absolute definition.
     
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    That was just off the top of my head I am sure that are MANY more.

    Have you checked the number of big corps and wall st firms contributing to BO??

    Inc Fannie, Freddy and AIG?
     
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    I people have to LOBBY to get laws in place to protcet people from sexual predators.....we have problems, meaning if a lawmaker can't see the benfit in that...WTF ar ethey doing making laws?


    MTV hasn't been good since remote control, and Yo MTV Raps.
     
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    Horrible person??? every single one of them?? Gee...whiz thats harsh!

    its not like they are Real Estate Agents :eek:
     

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