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Taco John
08-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Cindy McCain tells Stephanopoulos that Obama Offended Her

August 30, 2008 2:07 PM

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports: Democrats' attacks on her family's wealth are unfair and offensive, Cindy McCain said today in an interview airing tomorrow on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

For nearly two weeks, Democrats have repeatedly hit Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for saying he is unaware of how many houses he owns, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee out of touch with everyday Americans. In his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention on Thursday, Democratic nominee Barack Obama turned up the heat on McCain, saying he "doesn't know" about the lives of middle-class Americans.

"I'm offended by Barack Obama saying that about my husband," said McCain's wife Cindy.
When asked if Obama went too far in his criticism of McCain, Cindy responded, "I do. I do. I really do."

McCain also said beer the distributorship her father built, which is the source of much her family's wealth, typifies the American Dream.

"My father had nothing. He and my mother sold everything they had to raise $10,000," she said. "I'm proud of what my dad and my mother did and what they built and left me. And I intend to carry their legacy as long as I can."

More of the exclusive interview with Cindy McCain airs tomorrow on "This Week."

UPDATE: The Obama campaign is not backing down. "The fact that John McCain does not know how many houses he owns when millions are struggling to stay in the only house they have shows he's out of touch with the lives of real Americans," said Obama spokeswoman Linda Douglass Saturday afternoon. "McCain is promising to double down on the economic policies of George W. Bush which have benefited corporations and CEO's while leaving middle-class families behind. John McCain just doesn't get it."

Douglass later added that "the issue here isn't the wealth of the McCain family, it's that Senator McCain is out of touch when he says that the fundamentals of our economy are strong' and that the Bush economy has ‘made great progress' when most Americans are actually losing ground."


http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/cindy-mccain-te.html

banyon
08-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Sounds like she's a little more sensitive than Teresa Heinz-Kerry.

Bowser
08-30-2008, 05:53 PM
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MGRS13
08-30-2008, 05:54 PM
You are only allowed to point out the wealth of democrats. God haven't rush and hannity taught you guys any thing?

Programmer
08-30-2008, 05:57 PM
Amazing, you are jumping on the band waggon because a millionaire does not keep up on the day to day investments?

On your level, how many pairs of sox do you have in your home?

That's basically what you are asking a rich man to tell you.

What I would ask you is what the f*ck business is it of yours or mine to know what he does with his money, or his wife's money? It's not our business, nor is it Obama's business. He best be taking care of his personal business with the terrorist, that will bite him in the ass quicker than McCain owning property and not knowing how much.

You are such a douche.

Direckshun
08-30-2008, 06:01 PM
Amazing, you are jumping on the band waggon because a millionaire does not keep up on the day to day investments?

On your level, how many pairs of sox do you have in your home?

That's basically what you are asking a rich man to tell you.

Than it's incredibly clear that a rich man has no idea what common obstacles I face financially in a down economy.

banyon
08-30-2008, 06:02 PM
Yeah, socks are like houses. This is what common people can relate to. She's really not rich after all, how callous to insult her so.

Direckshun
08-30-2008, 06:03 PM
Yeah, socks are like houses. This is what common people can relate to. She's really not rich after all, how callous to insult her so.
Listen, Programmer knows more about reality than you could imagine.

banyon
08-30-2008, 06:07 PM
Listen, Programmer knows more about reality than you could imagine.

It's probably what Bill Gates could say to her. I'm not really so different, I don't know how many super-yachts I own, that's basically like your houses Cindy McCain, see we're really the same!

MGRS13
08-30-2008, 06:08 PM
How dare you common folk ask a rich man to tell you anything. Gosh programmer when will the serfs learn their place?

Bowser
08-30-2008, 06:10 PM
Amazing, you are jumping on the band waggon because a millionaire does not keep up on the day to day investments?

On your level, how many pairs of sox do you have in your home?

That's basically what you are asking a rich man to tell you.

What I would ask you is what the f*ck business is it of yours or mine to know what he does with his money, or his wife's money? It's not our business, nor is it Obama's business. He best be taking care of his personal business with the terrorist, that will bite him in the ass quicker than McCain owning property and not knowing how much.

You are such a douche.

You raised this same poignant speech during Whitewater, yes?

MGRS13
08-30-2008, 06:10 PM
I guess if she's really "offended" she could just give it all away.

beer bacon
08-30-2008, 06:29 PM
To John McCain, eight homes worth over 13 million dollars is the same thing as a dozen pairs of socks. How could anyone call him out of touch with the common man?

BigMeatballDave
08-30-2008, 06:39 PM
How is that offensive?

***SPRAYER
08-30-2008, 06:43 PM
How is that offensive?

I wish somebody would call me rich.

wazu
08-30-2008, 06:46 PM
Cindy needs to grow thicker skin. That being said, she clearly is not a politician. I think she is a woman with a big heart who tries to insulate herself from the down and dirty politics, and when she doesn't we get soundbites like this.

I'm curious to see her speak at the RNC. It's really going to be her introduction to the world. I don't think she'll be half the speaker that Michelle Obama is, but that in itself might have some charm.

J Diddy
08-30-2008, 06:47 PM
I wish somebody would call me rich.

bitch

close enough

Logical
08-30-2008, 06:49 PM
Amazing, you are jumping on the band waggon because a millionaire does not keep up on the day to day investments?

On your level, how many pairs of sox do you have in your home?

That's basically what you are asking a rich man to tell you.

What I would ask you is what the f*ck business is it of yours or mine to know what he does with his money, or his wife's money? It's not our business, nor is it Obama's business. He best be taking care of his personal business with the terrorist, that will bite him in the ass quicker than McCain owning property and not knowing how much.

You are such a douche.This is really up there in the looney department. I have bought homes and whether you are rich or not it is an ordeal, this is nothing like owning socks.

Logical
08-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Cindy needs to grow thicker skin. That being said, she clearly is not a politician. I think she is a woman with a big heart who tries to insulate herself from the down and dirty politics, and when she doesn't we get soundbites like this.

I'm curious to see her speak at the RNC. It's really going to be her introduction to the world. I don't think she'll be half the speaker that Michelle Obama is, but that in itself might have some charm.
They have had months to train her, I am sure she will do fine, her biggest problem will be coming across as genuine instead of too rehearsed.

Ugly Duck
08-30-2008, 11:14 PM
That's basically what you are asking a rich man to tell you.

Uh-oh.... looks like you've just offended Cindy!

NCarlsCorner2
08-30-2008, 11:16 PM
Than it's incredibly clear that a rich man has no idea what common obstacles I face financially in a down economy.

I think Palin's husband is a laid off steelworker, so she feels your pain if true.

Ugly Duck
08-30-2008, 11:19 PM
I think she is a woman with a big heart

Cindy was banging another woman's husband as the woman stuggled to get around after being crippled in a car wreck. Then stole drugs from charities for the poor & injured to get high on. There's a "big heart" for ya.....

J Diddy
08-30-2008, 11:20 PM
I think Palin's husband is a laid off steelworker, so she feels your pain if true.


don't fret out of work steelworkers is something baracks dealt with before

Sucks bushs economy can do this to a family

ChiefaRoo
08-30-2008, 11:25 PM
Than it's incredibly clear that a rich man has no idea what common obstacles I face financially in a down economy.



The common obstacles are your job to figure out and to overcome not the Government's. If you wait around for the Govt. to solve your problems for you then you might as well put a gun in your mouth and get it over with.

Pitt Gorilla
08-30-2008, 11:30 PM
Cindy McCain somehow adds to the number of things that we should be PC about.

wazu
08-30-2008, 11:31 PM
Cindy was banging another woman's husband as the woman stuggled to get around after being crippled in a car wreck. Then stole drugs from charities for the poor & injured to get high on. There's a "big heart" for ya.....

Today she dedicates her life to going around the world and helping children in third world countries. She also adopted an abandoned kid she met in Bangladesh. If that isn't a big heart, then nothing is.

banyon
08-30-2008, 11:32 PM
The common obstacles are your job to figure out and to overcome not the Government's. If you wait around for the Govt. to solve your problems for you then you might as well put a gun in your mouth and get it over with.

I'm really glad I put a gun in my mouth and took out a loan to go to law school and improved my education and ability to earn income. Otherwise I guess I could've worked some minimum wage job and waited about 250 or so years to save up enough money to go.

dirk digler
08-30-2008, 11:34 PM
Today she dedicates her life to going around the world and helping children in third world countries. She also adopted an abandoned kid she met in Bangladesh. If that isn't a big heart, then nothing is.

How do you know that she isn't using those kids as mules? :D

ChiefaRoo
08-30-2008, 11:40 PM
I'm really glad I put a gun in my mouth and took out a loan to go to law school and improved my education and ability to earn income. Otherwise I guess I could've worked some minimum wage job and waited about 250 or so years to save up enough money to go.

Anyone who wants to go to college in the USA can go to college. It's not an obstacle that a President has to worry about, it's already been done.

banyon
08-30-2008, 11:42 PM
Anyone who wants to go to college in the USA can go to college. It's not an obstacle that a President has to worry about, it's already been done.

It was an obstacle I had to worry about, as my family could not otherwise afford it.

ChiefaRoo
08-30-2008, 11:48 PM
It was an obstacle I had to worry about, as my family could not otherwise afford it.

You went right? You must of failed a few classes. :)

RJ
08-30-2008, 11:51 PM
I understand how she feels. I am offended at being called well hung.

Honestly, why are people so insensitive these days? The more fortunate have feelings too.

DaneMcCloud
08-31-2008, 01:26 AM
Amazing, you are jumping on the band waggon because a millionaire does not keep up on the day to day investments?

On your level, how many pairs of sox do you have in your home?

That's basically what you are asking a rich man to tell you.

What I would ask you is what the f*ck business is it of yours or mine to know what he does with his money, or his wife's money? It's not our business, nor is it Obama's business. He best be taking care of his personal business with the terrorist, that will bite him in the ass quicker than McCain owning property and not knowing how much.

You are such a douche.

Well, there is this little "thing" called disclosure but to hell with that.

Tom, I can tell you that my net worth is probably 20 times yours and I know exactly where every stinkin' penny is invested. Whether it's an IRA/SEP/Uni 401k or my Money Markets or my CD's. I know where every ****ing penny is at any given time, especially because of internet access.

Now, am I blaming McCain for not knowing exactly how much he's worth? Absolutely not. With the economy, value of the dollar and the market in constant flux, that would be ridiculous. Especially while campaigning for the highest office in the land.

But the number of homes he owns? Absolutely. SOMEONE should have told him.

And as for the comment that the middle class is anyone making under $5 million per year? Well apparently in that case, even I'M middle class.

DaneMcCloud
08-31-2008, 01:34 AM
The common obstacles are your job to figure out and to overcome not the Government's. If you wait around for the Govt. to solve your problems for you then you might as well put a gun in your mouth and get it over with.

Do you really think that people that live in such urban areas as Detroit, Chicago, Manhattan, Los Angeles and all of the other major metropolitan areas "wait around" for a welfare check?

There's less than 5% employment in this country which in all intents and purposes, doesn't exist.

How and why do Republicans get the idea that millions upon millions upon millions of Americans sit around waiting for a check?

Talk radio? Faux News? How?

Please explain.

ChiefaRoo
08-31-2008, 02:07 AM
Do you really think that people that live in such urban areas as Detroit, Chicago, Manhattan, Los Angeles and all of the other major metropolitan areas "wait around" for a welfare check?

There's less than 5% employment in this country which in all intents and purposes, doesn't exist.

How and why do Republicans get the idea that millions upon millions upon millions of Americans sit around waiting for a check?

Talk radio? Faux News? How?

Please explain.

You are misunderstanding me Dane. Banyon's post was about McCain being out of touch because he doesn't understand his "daily obstacles" and I'm saying the Fed Govt's job is to stay the hell out of our lives and therefore has no right or place in our daily lives dealing with our personal challenges, which all of us have.

Banyon used college as an example of Govt. help. I'm all for it that kind of support for those who need it. All I'm saying is his example is moot as student loans are cheap (interest rate wise) and plentiful in this country and they have been for a long time.

I guess what I didn't like was Banyons insinuation that the President needs to understand every little detail going on in each strata of America's personal life. I sure as hell don't want that. I want the Govt. to do what they do best. Do their part to keep the economy strong, uphold the rule of law, the constitution and the bill of rights and to keep us safe by maintaining a strong national defense. Obviously some programs and social safety nets are helpful but I'm dead set against any suggestion that we trade our personal freedoms and responsibilities for security and crumbs of our own taxes to fund every little boo boo that life throws at us. That's Socialism in my book and that's not what America is about.

DaneMcCloud
08-31-2008, 02:09 AM
You are misunderstanding me Dane. Banyon's post was about McCain being out of touch because he doesn't understand his "daily obstacles" and I'm saying the Fed Govt's job is to stay the hell out of our lives and therefore has no right or place in our daily lives dealing with our personal challenges, which all of us have.

Banyon used college as an example of Govt. help. I'm all for it that kind of support for those who need it. All I'm saying is his example is moot as student loans are cheap (interest rate wise) and plentiful in this country and they have been for a long time.

I guess what I didn't like was Banyons insinuation that the President needs to understand every little detail going on in each strata of America's personal life. I sure as hell don't want that. I want the Govt. to do what they do best. Do their part to keep the economy strong, uphold the rule of law, the constitution and the bill of rights and to keep us safe by maintaining a strong national defense.

Thanks for the explanation and we're in nearly total agreement.

ChiefaRoo
08-31-2008, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the explanation and we're in nearly total agreement.


It's all good brother. :)

banyon
08-31-2008, 10:05 AM
Do you really think that people that live in such urban areas as Detroit, Chicago, Manhattan, Los Angeles and all of the other major metropolitan areas "wait around" for a welfare check?

There's less than 5% employment in this country which in all intents and purposes, doesn't exist.

How and why do Republicans get the idea that millions upon millions upon millions of Americans sit around waiting for a check?

Talk radio? Faux News? How?

Please explain.

Not to mention that Clinton's 1996 Welfare-to-Work bill essentially made it impossible to collect welfare for anyone unless they are also working.

HolmeZz
08-31-2008, 12:42 PM
Is Cindy still wearing that cast because someone "shook her hand too hard"?

Ari Chi3fs
08-31-2008, 12:48 PM
Shut up, Rich Bitch.

penchief
08-31-2008, 12:54 PM
Poor Cindy, I'm sure she has it rough. It amazes me that for as aggressive and personal that republicans have been toward democrats over the years that republicans feel so inclined to whine. I mean, considering the environment that republicans have fostered this complaint seems awful thin skinned. IMO, it's just another Phil Jackson moment. They're working the refs so that the rules are different for each side. It's that good ol' double standard that republicans like to employ.

wazu
08-31-2008, 04:56 PM
Is Cindy still wearing that cast because someone "shook her hand too hard"?

I thought this was a joke when I first read your post, then I had to google it. I saw some video of her talking about it. She seemed kind of embarrassed and was trying to play it down.