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It is time for America to get pissed off at John McCain

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Does everyone remember that financial-nuclear missile that I eluded to in a previous piece?  As I just logged onto the NY Times web site, in my not so learned opinion, we are about to get hit and hit hard again tomorrow even after our own stock market plunged to new lows today.  On Thursday the DOW sunk by 678 points going below the 9,000 mark for the first time since 2003.  As this financial-nuclear missile travels towards us, I am not shaking in fear but raising my fist in abject anger.


The NY Times reports, “Japan stocks plunged, dragging the Nikkei 225 average down 11 percent and leading to a suspension of futures trading.” And the “The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down about 8 percent to 14,675.53.”


It just gets better and I use that term sarcastically when the NY Times also reports, “In Australia, the Standard and Poor’s/Australian Stock Exchange 200 index dropped another 6.6 percent. The benchmark index in South Korea fell nearly 8 percent and Singapore dropped more than 6.7 percent.”


For several years a good friend of mine, John Schwam who runs the site and I have discussed: When will Americans get it and strike back?  We originally forged a friendship and even took part in the February 15th, 2003 anti-war rally that took place in New York City.  America, aren’t you so sick and tired of living in fear?  Psychologically after fear comes anger and if we are not going to take our anger to the streets as some countries do, we must take that angers in numbers never seen before to the polls and punish the Republican Party who have been in control for a majority of these past eight years.  We must make the Republican own this financial disaster.  We must make John McCain pay for this cataclysmic disaster.

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As the stock market plummeted on Thursday exactly what message was John McCain sending out to those gathered at his rallies?  He was bringing up Bill Ayers who Barack Obama crossed paths with as he served on a board.  He negated totally what happened on Wall Street, which affects each and everyone of us living in America.  Well, America, it is about time to show John McCain and Sarah Palin that we Americans are pissed off!


As he tries to use an air of mystery asking who Barack Obama is we must remember that this Bush administration has been one cloaked in mystery.  For that we must get pissed off.


We were lied into the Iraq War where billions-upon-billions have been spent that could have been used right here at home and it is about time that we Americans get pissed off.

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Over 4,000 U.S. troops have lost their lives and countless come home maimed for life, so get pissed off at the Republican Party and John McCain.


Without complete congressional hearings, Patriot Acts One and Two were shoved down our throats under a Republican administration and we as Americans must get pissed off.


Without complete congressional hearings the Military Commissions Act of 2006 was also shoved down our throats and we must get pissed off.


Our fellow Americans have lost their jobs in great numbers during this Republican administration and for that we must get pissed off.


Millions still go without healthcare in this country and according to Paul Krugman of the NY Times he estimates under the McCain healthcare plan 20 million more will be added.  So we as Americans must get pissed off.


General Motors which is as American as they come may go bankrupt as reported on Thursday when their stocks fell to all time lows and for that we must get pissed off.

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I have heard of the Bradley affect when it comes to people not willing to vote for an African-American and I am strongly urging all who may do that to put our country first and get pissed off at this Republican Party.  Barack Obama did not cause the misery you may be feeling due to this abysmal stock market.  Lay the blame squarely on George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and yes, John McCain.  So, get pissed off.


America was born out of revolutionaries and it is about time we act as such.  We must declare our own Declaration of Independence from the Republicans on Election Day.  We must tell them that we are pissed off and we are not going to take it anymore.


Those people you see gathered at McCain rallies are not the true fabric of Americana, they are the base of his party he and Sarah Palin are speaking to.  For those independents and moderate Republicans for once in your life if take a good look at your food bills, and your utility bills.  Take a look at your heating bills, how much it is costing you to heat your home and fill your gas tanks and if you’re lucky to have stocks take a good look at how they have plummeted and been wiped out and then get pissed off at John McCain.

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