Comments on: ‘How do you like the weather in Jordan, Senator?’ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: A Rogers Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:45:24 +0000 Actually, all congressional fact finding tours are paid for this way. It’s not a liberal thing, nor a conservative thing.. it’s simply the way it is done.

The problem isn’t someone trying to divert the discussion to what McCain does, while defending what Obama does… the problem is someone bitching and whining like a little child crying that somethings wrong, when in fact, it’s how the law is set up, because they have their head too far up their ass to know reality.

It’s obvious your parents didn’t teach you how not to be an idiot.

By: RoBoTech Sun, 20 Jul 2008 19:05:37 +0000 Trasa

That’s right, do the Liberal defense dance. Since you can’t defend the allegation that Obama is getting a free campaign trip, courtesy of the tax payer, try to diverrt the discussion to McCain.
“But Maaaaa, little Johnny did it, too”. Pathetic.
Whether John McCain did it or not doesn’t make it right that Obama does it.
At least MY parents raised me to know that two wrongs don’t make a right. But three lefts make circle.
It’s obvious YOUR parents were MIA (missing in action).
Grow up and be an adult for crissakes.

By: Yellowbird Sun, 20 Jul 2008 15:56:26 +0000 The truth is that the media is owned by BIG CORPORATIONS who will not be friendly towards ANY candidate unless he or she is in THEIR pocket. Hence the skewed rotten coverage and the silly people pretending to be reporters on your TV.

Don’t forget. TV is designed to make you FORGET not learn.

I will not be watching ANY coverage until next year when the inauguration comes.

I just think TV news stinks. The only thing worse is NYC in the morning on all network stations. That REALLY stinks.

By: farid bashir Sun, 20 Jul 2008 09:26:34 +0000 President Bush got elected and re-elected, if he had any foreign policy experience he surely hides it well. Bush can be a very successful drill seargent nothing more. Obama may not fit the all round American boy mould what with his background …, but Americans are increasingly looking beyond trivial issues and looking for the real beef. Obama ride to the White House will be hard but he has a good chance of making it. Once there it will be as hard to implement his vision and let us hope he will not succumb to the SYSTEM pressures.

By: Peanut The Rat Sun, 20 Jul 2008 08:50:46 +0000 Katie Couric, like so many other “journalists”, believes she truly speaks for the “people.” That’s a side issue to what’s pertinent here.

Obama’s trip is newsworthy and merits coverage. McCain has been receiving his fair share of coverage lately – Phil Gramm, rape jokes, etc. Karl Rove isn’t manipulating the press as he was able to before. Too bad for Republicans, but good for our nation’s future.

By: Trasa Sun, 20 Jul 2008 06:52:46 +0000 To Jackson,

It’s looks like you need to stay on that farm, because you seem to be closed off from the rest of the world. Why is it you and some others keep questioning how Obama is paying for the trip. First of all, like McCain, Obama is an elected official that tax payers pay for their trips period. It doesn’t matter who it is, whe cover it. So are you trying to say it was okay to cover McCain trip and past elected officials but because it’s Obama he should be left out? Why are you so concerned about something so insignificant as how his trip is being paid for when it only cost a couple of thousands vs paying for the war in Iraq which cost several billion. Not including what we pay in oil, but the benefit to that is we get oil to gas up our cars but now the cost is so high that’s not looking to good theses days. Let’s no forget that taxpayers bailed Bear Stearns and now they are trying to keep taxpayers from bailing out Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae and you are spending your concerns on a trip. I rather pay for the trip then bailouts and wars that were waged on bogus info. It’s sounds like you need to stay on that farm and another thing, who says a farmer or GM worker can’t be President. Obviously you forget this is America, you can be anything you want to be, it only takes drive to get there. It’s people like you who has furthered help the country be in the state it’s in. You spend more time questioning things that don’t matter as a trip Obama is taking when you need to question your government on what they are spending your tax dollars on.

By: al Sun, 20 Jul 2008 06:29:45 +0000 Is a Liberal a socialist or communist?

By: Jackson Sun, 20 Jul 2008 02:05:40 +0000 This is supposed to be an official congressional delegation trip and yet his congressional entourage only includes two members of congress (Chuck Hagel – R & Jack Reed – D) both of which are potential vp canidates for his ticket. With the news entourage accompliment this is purely a political trip to enhance his presidential run so why isn’t he paying the expenses instead of us tax payers? He raised $52 million in June. Also by Obama refusing the tax funds for his campaign he is putting the other candidates for president at at disatvantage as they have no where the money available to them as Obama. It takes money to run for political office. You’ll never see a farmer such as myself or a GM line worker become president. And yes I think the news media is trying to get me to vote for Obama, coverage is sorta like the old Waltons series: Good nite mom, good nite John Boy, etc.

By: Mockingbird Sat, 19 Jul 2008 23:06:59 +0000 In reply to OK Jack: your comments well formed and intelligently made. I think Obama saw Gore, Kerry, Edwards made the case of tax breaks for the rich which did not interest the middle class whatsoever. They made their point the second time to reelect Mr. Bush. When casualties from Iraq and more recently, the oil price gouging going on, middle class began to care. Maybe they will care now seeing how the Republican agenda backed by the religious conservatives worsening everything in sight except for those hating Democrats with fervor.

By: m rose Sat, 19 Jul 2008 13:55:21 +0000 Well, what a run-on sentence…Katie is sounding like a politician.
And they should keep close track of this trip, as it is the first of many which will take place after he becomes our next president. Long live Obama!