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Obama to campaign in Kansas City, Mo., next week

August 21, 2008

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Election 2008

In-depth coverage of the candidates and the issues, all leading up to the Aug. 5 primary and the Nov. 4 general election.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois will campaign Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Obama has visited Missouri, a key state in his campaign strategy, several times in the past couple of weeks. Details about his trip have not yet been announced.

In addition to Missouri, Obama plans to campaign in coming days in three other battleground states: Iowa, Wisconsin and Montana.

Next Thursday, Obama is expected to deliver his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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Richard Heckler 6 years ago

Perhaps these are reasons that McCain wants to avoid serious discussions and allow typical swift boat tactics to distract the voters. Very irresponsible on the part of John McCain.In the last 7 years McCain blindly supports a party with a history of Iran-Contra,Savings and Loan Scandal,Sub Prime Scandal, supporting a lying president/illegal occupation of another country,spying on americans at will,president lying about social security http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives ... 05orr.htmland the killing or injury of at least 1,000,000 Iraq people.MAJOR concerns are: Bring all the troops home. The Iraq people know how to rebuild a country and run an oil business. Their oil is not our oil.40,000 disabled troops 4,000 dead troops Vet benefits 1,000,000 dead Iraq men,women and Children A WASHED OUT ECONOMY Creating new industry that cannot be outsourced Cleaner Energy Sources National Health Insurance Dumping No Child Left Behind Restoring Rights of Americans that republicans took away Reining in the power of the President Restoring the EPA Acts that the republican wiped out Restoring the USDA to a credible agency that places consumers over special interest money* Voter Rights NOT special interest rights:Campaigns go too long,spend way too much money and do not necessarily provide the best available.It is up to us to stop the nonsense at the voting booths on the 2008 ballot.Not voting sends the wrong message and changes nothing.Lets's demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America : http://www.fairvote.org/irv/Demand a change on the 2008 ballot.We need public financing of campaigns. Citizens cannot afford special interest money campaigns for it is the citizens that get left out.http://www.publicampaign.org/Who would be against Public Funding?Economic Food for Thought:http://www.nationalpriorities.org/costofwar_home

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geniusmannumber1 6 years ago

The bottled water is a great idea, 1029. There's a conspiracy on to sap and impurify all our precious bodily fluids.

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1029 6 years ago

Every election there is always that one candidate who clearly hates America. Kerry, Gore, Clinton, now worst of all Obama..... It is really getting out of hand lately. If only George W. Bush could keep running, we could have complete control of the middle east and its oil within the next 20 years and we could restore Christian values in society within the next 20 years probably also (probably in less time if all those babies hadn't been murdered because they would be of voting age by then). What a shame. Obama would never be able to defeat the greatest President in the history of this country. No amount of help from George Soros or the far-left liberal blogosphere would be able to save Obama in an election against George W. Bush.Anyway, enjoy things while you can, because its going to be nothing but high taxes and big government if Obama manages to get elected (through voter fraud, most likely).

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geniusmannumber1 6 years ago

I heard that Obama was secretly a Muslim. But I also heard that McCain secretly purchased a black market Thai houseboy so that he can cut him, cut into his flesh, and begin life anew with the houseboy's flesh as the key. So I'm really not sure who to vote for.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years ago

orbiter: "What is it about you guys clutching your guns and whimpering like scared children?"Poised to go out with a bang... on their way out, with a wimper.

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orbiter 6 years ago

Tom Shewmon (Tom Shewmon) says: "Andrew is dead on, pun intended. If Obama is elected, God forbid, for the first time in my adult life, I may avoid going out at night. I'll be bitterly clinging to my .38 Special (and my pillow) ."hahahahahaha! If you guys are serious you are just hilarious. Thank God our military isn't as chickencrap as you. What is it about you guys clutching your guns and whimpering like scared children? Maybe you guys could all get together and do it. It would be hot. You guys could stroke your guns and eat oats while the rest of the world goes on. Call it Brokeback Bunker. You guys are either insane or hilariously big wimps. Stroke your guns, just stroke your guns. Everyone is laughing at you.

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Steve Jacob 6 years ago

The racist, Nazi talk about Obama makes me sick. He's a good man and a great American. If you want to talk about lack of experience, or how mush he will raise taxes, Rezko, "elitism" that's cool.

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Godot 6 years ago

I connect Obama's mention of a civilian security force with his earlier statement that he would like to have all high school graduates serve a minimum of two years in "national service," in return for a free college education.Interpret that to mean that, in Obama's vision, the youth of the future will have the choice between mandatory service - either military, where your job is to defend the nation and possibly risk your life, or civil, where you defend the current administration by policing and informing upon your fellow citizens.

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Flap Doodle 6 years ago

Will Tony Rezko be in the O'dude's caravan?

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Baille 6 years ago

Neo-cons are so cute when they are drunk on the neo-con Koo-Aid. Mr. Obama was clearly referring to domestic and international outreach/service programs. The kind of programs that teach people to fish rather than the kind of programs that bomb their fishing holes and subject their fish to torture."Just as we must value and encourage military service across our society, we must honor and expand other opportunities to serve. Because the future of our nation depends on the soldier at Fort Carson, but it also depends on the teacher in East LA, or the nurse in Appalachia, the after-school worker in New Orleans, the Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, the Foreign Service officer in Indonesia. . . ."Today, AmeriCorps our nation's network of local, state and national service programs has 75,000 slots. And I know firsthand the quality of these programs. My wife Michelle once left her job at a law firm at city hall to be a founding director of an AmeriCorps program in Chicago that trains young people for careers in public service. These programs invest Americans in their communities and their country. They tap America's greatest resource our citizens."That's why as President, I will expand AmeriCorps to 250,000 slots, and make that increased service a vehicle to meet national goals like providing health care and education, saving our planet and restoring our standing in the world, so that citizens see their efforts connected to a common purpose. People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to serve. Because when it comes to the challenges we face, the American people are not the problem they are the answer."So we are going to send more college graduates to teach and mentor our young people. We'll call on Americans to join an Energy Corps to conduct renewable energy and environmental cleanup projects in their neighborhoods all across the country. We will enlist our veterans to find jobs and support for other vets, to be there for our military families. And we're going to grow our Foreign Service, open consulates that have been shuttered, and double the size of Peace Corps by 2011 to renew our diplomacy."We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. "

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geniusmannumber1 6 years ago

Grr...so help me, I'll move to Canada! Or maybe Iraq. They love us there. We gave them freedom.

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Jim Phillips 6 years ago

I wonder how he will do in the 57 state he campaigned in---considering the 57 States of Islam---although we all know Obamanation is not Muslim.

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Flap Doodle 6 years ago

Golly, I hadn't seen merrill's fairvote plug post in several days now. I was beginning to think that he'd forgotten how to copy/paste.

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BuffyloGal 6 years ago

If I don't feel like volunteering for the national corps or the Boy Scouts, can I donate some duct tape and plastic wrap? That is supposed to protect this country too.Thanks for the morning chuckle 1029, but don't forget the canned goods as well.

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geniusmannumber1 6 years ago

Now Republicans not only want to tragically underfund our civilian national security apparatus -- meaning the department of Homeland Security, the FBI, local police departments, airport security, etc. -- but they want to eliminate it entirely? And accuse those who support domestic security are "dangerous to America"? And compare them to Nazis? You, sir, are what's wrong with this country. You're an ideologue who would sacrifice the health and welfare of those around you simply to exercise your irrational personal hatreds.

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1029 6 years ago

Well said, Andrew. Obama is very scary and very dangerous and there is lots we don't know about him. It is very obvious that "natiional security force" is meant to mean something similar to the Nazis. Obama is going to turn the country socialist, then he is going to try to get rid of all the white people just like Hitler tried to get rid of all the Jewish people. Obama is dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, and it is quite clear that Liberal ideas are anti-American ideas. I am terrified of an Obama presidency and have been stocking up on bottled water, ammunition, and sacks of oats and grains for sometime now. It's good to see that people like you aren't being duped like the rest of liberal Lawrence is. Be intelligent people! Obama is a threat to Andrew, myself, and everyone else who shares our white, Christian conservative values of true patriotism! If you like life the way it is, then you better vote for John "The Man" McCain and every other Republican name that you see on a ballot this November.

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cato_the_elder 6 years ago

1029, your lame attempts at sarcasm are really getting old. Try a new shtick.

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1029 6 years ago

Mmmm...brokeback bunker, eh? Tom, Andrew, Cato, Restore, whatta guys think? I got plenty of oats and grains for everyone. I got this new Jerry Johnston DVD set about how Muslims are evil and a whole box of Rush Limbaugh cassette recordings. It's a small terrorism-protection shelter, but we could make room.

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Baille 6 years ago

Gee. Yeah. Don't let what the guy actually said get in the way of a good, hard Nazi-paranoia moment.Funny stuff. Junior Americorp: The Modern American Gestapo.

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JHawker 6 years ago

Go Obama - Yes We Can make a change!!!!

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Bossa_Nova 6 years ago

how did mccain all of a sudden pull into the front?

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Jim Phillips 6 years ago

So did the 2006 Congress.

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hornhunter 6 years ago

Anonymous usersrj (Anonymous) says:The racist, Nazi talk about Obama makes me sick. He's a good man and a great American. Have you ever once heard 'O' say that he loves America while on the campaign trail ? NO! he cuxTom what color ink would they use?

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dontcallmedan 6 years ago

It's 6:00p PM---Do you know where all your houses are?

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sks6cf 6 years ago

HUCKABEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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orbiter 6 years ago

"Obama is a threat to Andrew, myself, and everyone else who shares our white, Christian conservative values of true patriotism! "hahahahaha. You guys are such cute, sad little men. You do realize you are a laughing stock? I mean even the Obamaphobic racists in my family would find you ridiculous. It's absolutely precious you hole up and stroke your guns waiting for the race war, call Obama Hitler yet use rhetoric of the Nazis. I'm not sure if you're ignorant or just stupid but either way you make yourself look really silly. And the cutest thing is you don't even realize it. Have fun storing oats and petting your guns. .

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