Thursday, August 21, 2008

Home is where the heart is.


Damn it Mr. Morton, just when I was about to go ahead and vote for you because of your position on the draft, you go out and do some dumb crap like this. Did you really tell "politico" that you don't know how many homes you own? My god man, talk about out of touch.


To be fair; the average A-merry-can is used to his or her politician running for president being wealthy and somewhat privileged. But honestly Mr. Morton, you don't have to rub it in our faces. $500 loafers? Wealth starts at five million? Not knowing how many homes you own? WTF? Now you have me flip flopping again......geez!


And hey, I know that your wife, Cindy, is filthy rich, and that those homes (How many are there? Four? Six? Seven? Only his realtor knows for sure.) are probably all hers. But you might just want to lose that populous, everyman message. No matter how much you try to be one of us regular folks, you come up a little short. Because, let's face it, not too many of us have a hundred million collecting interest in the bank. Message to Morton: If you want to appeal to "middle class" A-merry-cans, it might help to know how many fucking homes you own. Just a thought. Because I guarantee you that the average A-merry-can knows how many homes he/she owns, what the mortgage is, and the exact date that it's due.


"Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses? Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people 'cling' to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans?



Ouch! That was Mr. Morton's mouthpiece, Brian Rogers, coming down on his "O" ness for his own little, ahem, house issues. That's it Brian, "stand by your man." Still, I bet if you ask his "O" ness how many homes he owns, he would know. Even if it is a hook up from Tony Rezko.






49 comments:

Anonymous said...

plus which, there ARE no private beaches in Hawaii; Obama was at a public beach, mixing it up with real people.

Kellybelle said...

It would seem like this is a slamdunk proving that McCain is out of touch and favors the rich. But remember 4 yrs. ago, when a decorated Vietnam War hero got swiftboated and beat by a man who had dodged the war?

Unless Barack gets a little dirty and starts plastering all those Architectural Digest pictures of Cindy and John in one of their many homes all over the pick-up trucks in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, I don't think this is going to stick. I've heard more about Tony Rezko as a result of this than I have McCain's wealth or forgetfulness.

rainywalker said...

Field,
He may have seven houses [Cindy] but there's one house he won't be in come January!

Christopher said...

The GOP talking points now claim these homes belong to Cindy Lou and were paid for by her inheritance, as if this somehow gets the Old Coot off the hook.

Looks like my man Barack, has done found his cajones and he ain't backing down.

Well I said, good! It's about time!

Anonymous said...

McThusela opened the door for this when he tried to jump on Hillary's "Obama is an elitist" train. Barry's already got adds up. Since they brought up Rezko now the Obama Campaing can remind everyone of the Keating Five Scandal. Remeber that Johnny Boy? Your wife does, it made her druggie who stole from her own charity to get a fix.

field negro said...

"Field,
He may have seven houses [Cindy] but there's one house he won't be in come January!"

Okay, that's a classic :)


"McThusela."

And another one:)

kellybelle, you have heard more aobut Rezko because the rethug slime machine is better at this stuff.

anon. 10:17PM, way to expose fraudulent talking points.

Christopher, it doesn't get him off the hook. Either he is out of touch with his own wife or with common folks; which is it?

Cat Ion said...

Wait a sec.

They're calling Obama a rich elitist because he makes $4 million a year? I thought McCain established the lower/middle classes as those making less than $5 million a year. Obama is $1 million short by McCain's own measure. I guess Obama's love of arugula makes up the difference or something.

sistermoon said...

Field,
Please take Harold off the lawn. He deserved to be there, and I know he needs the sun, but he's about burnt to a crisp by now...

Besides, I know you can find someone to replace him.

classysbf said...

Mr. Morton's latest gaffe,Field,
was God's will. God wanted you to reconsider your vote REAL QUICK,and showed you exactly why.
Oh ye of little faith...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

No McCain didn't bring up Rezko the man that has went to court, been sentenced, and serving his time, in a case by the way that Obama had nothing to do with. Ain't that bout a biscuit.

Maybe, they need to dig up McCain's military record. Or bring up some of these scandals:

http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm#religion

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/20/vicki-iseman-who-is-mcca_n_87692.html

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters?bid=45&pid=288198

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-13-McCain-campaign-money_N.htm

http://beertap.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/mccain-the-candidate-of-double-speak-scandal/

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0309-35.htm

There are plenty of McCain scandals, McCain is not worth the dung you pick up with a knitting needle.

field negro said...

"Field,
Please take Harold off the lawn. He deserved to be there, and I know he needs the sun, but he's about burnt to a crisp by now..."

LMAO!!!! No, just a little longer for Harold. But he will be off soon :)

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Go 'head and vote him, Field. Don't let a few houses stand in your way. If elected, your economy-eating favorite will run the biggest new slum on the planet - A-merry-kkka. Our blogs will write themselves.

hennasplace said...

He could have said we have at least one house as you certainly do not need to use your fingers to count. How can you not know the number of homes that you home? I think the question was how many houses do you and your wife (Cindy) have, so I think the reporter took that into consideration.

I think it's also not a very good argument from the McCain camp to say that Obama has a house. Yes he has one house compared to the several houses Mr and Mrs Morton owned. But it doesn't matter because McCain lived in prison for more than five years. You Mr. Morton being a POW is getting tired and he has spent. He sounding like my grandmother and father who tells stories about they would walk ten miles to get the out house. Everyday, he reminds that grandpa that you need to send to the home because he is scaring the grandchildren.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Boy oh boy! That Cindy McCain is turning out to be regular little recipe thief. Why don't she just taking a cooking class. Next she'll be claiming she created Hamburger Helper. Let's see now, she steal drugs from her own company and now she has converted to stealing other folks recipes. I don't know about you folks but I don't want no thief for a first lady of this nation. Scandalous!

http://www.observer.com/2008/cindy-mccain-lifts-recipes-again

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Don't they have a community property law in Arizona? I mean out this way, whatever a married couple own is considered community property. That means they both own them.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BTW, as much as I've been reading about Cindy's light fingers, did she pay for the houses or steal them too? I mean I know she is rich and all, but she sure does like to take what doesn't belong to her. Oops, correction, she likes to steal from herself too.

I know if she were in my presence, I'd be keeping a close eye on her. I wonder if she has taken anything from the campaign aides or people while on the campaign trail. If I were Republicans I'd be taking inventory before and after she came to town.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

"Davis solicited the first of two $100,00 installments Cablevision paid to McCain's pet Institute just "one week after [the conglomerate's chief, Charles] Dolan testified before McCain's Senate Commerce Committee in May 2003 in favor of a la carte pricing. And it wasn't until after Cablevision paid up that McCain intervened on behalf of the policy the company sought with the FCC."

"McCain-Feingold put more corrupting hard money than ever before into the '04 presidential election by doubling the cap on hard money. This provision of McCain-Feingold motored the mushrooming of the practice known as "bundling," by which special interest influence-seekers -- like the lawyer-lobbyists of D.C.'s "Gucci Gulch" and their corporate clients -- get a large number of cronies to max out under the raised McCain-Feingold caps, the individual checks thus collected totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thanks in part to McCain-Feingold, then, the '04 presidential cycle was the most expensive ever in the nation's history. McCain-Feingold was, and is, a fraud."


source: http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0309-35.htm

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

One thing is for sure, the McCains are some big liars. It appears that they've lied again about Cindy being encouraged by Mother Teresa to adopt that baby. I mean just how much lying, cheating, stealing are the McCains planning on doing in this election process?



http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/08/20/watchdogs-make-it-harder-for-politicians-to-stretch-the-truth/

evita said...

SAME OL SONG!!!

[Go this from Djchefron on JJill]


McCain Camp Plays POW Card On House Gaffe
The McCain campaign was in full damage-control mode as the housing story took off today. Rogers tried to play down the story, saying that reports of the many McCain houses were overstated.

"The reality is they have some investment properties and stuff. It's not as if he lives in ten houses. That's just not the case," Rogers said. "The reality is they have four that actually could be considered houses they could use."

Those four include an apartment in Arlington, a ranch in Sedona, and two condos, in California and Phoenix, he said. The others include "some investment properties and things like that."

He also added: "This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years -- in prison," referring to the prisoner of war camp that McCain was in during the Vietnam War.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe McCain brought up the Tony Rezko. Obama went to Trinity for twenty years and didn't notice anything was wrong until he ran for Prez. Obama just ain't that bright. Same goes for his relationship with Bill Ayers. Give the guy a break already.

Black Diaspora said...

Rush Limbaugh referred to Obama as a "little black man-child".

Hell, why doesn't he just come out and call him boy?

What a tortured way to do it.

By the way, McCain owns just one house: parts of it just happens to reside in several states.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

That's because it wasn't anything wrong with Trinity. This is not a new tactic, because the Republicans always slander and smear folks to win. It's part of their makeup/character. They're just a dishonest and crooked bunch of greedy, Republican politicians.

How long did McCain know Charles Keating? How long has Cindy McCain been stealing and taking drugs? How long has McCain been an adulterous? Is McCain hiding his military record because he knows that it will reveal his racist views? If they were giving out awards for the worlds biggest liars and cheats, the McCains would win heads up. I wonder when's the last time Cindy talk to Mother Teresa?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BTW Field:

I'm throwing away my monopoly game, because McCain looks too much like that man on the monopoly box cover.

NSangoma said...

~
Like Barack Sr., her father, Philip Ochieng, was one of Kenya's 81 best students, flown to America in 1959 during what was called the Mboya Airlift to study at U.S. universities and, it was then hoped, return to build their Kenyan homeland. The flight was financed by Martin Luther King Jr., Sidney Poitier, Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte and others.
http://www.laweekly.com/2008-08-21/news/obama-v-baldilocks/1

Ug - Oh!!, they gotcha there Big O. Negroes brought your father hither, not JFK 'nem.

In speeches, Obama had said the Kennedy family provided funding for the 1959 airlift that brought his father from Kenya to the United States for an education. But according to research done by The Washington Post, the Kennedy clan didn’t contribute to the airlift efforts until 1960, a year after his father was already studying in Hawaii.
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/
2008/08/20/watchdogs-make-it-harder-for-politicians-to-stretch-the-truth/

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field negro said...

"I'm throwing away my monopoly game, because McCain looks too much like that man on the monopoly box cover."

Granny, he looks like the man on the get out of jail free card too....ok that was mean :(

But honestly, Mr. Morton's peeps need to teach that prisoner of war pony a new trick.

kit, you are right, if Mr. Morton is POTUS it will be like a gift from the gods for us bloggers. My only fear is that I would find Lark Voorhies before his terms is up.

"By the way, McCain owns just one house: parts of it just happens to reside in several states."

WTF? Do you guys commenting here have your own comedy writers or some shit? LMAO at that one too :)

MacDaddy said...

field,

The guy can't remember the difference between Sunni and Shiite (And war is supposed to be his specialty).

The guy can't remember where the bathrooms in the White House are (nor the ones in his numerous homes, probably).

Noq, the guy remembers that the Karl Roves he hired to slam Obama's patriotism are the same ones who destroyed him in 2000. That's why he hired them. The only problem is...He forgot the principles he stood for that necessitated the use of the Karl Roves in the first place.

Because he has forgotten what few good principles he had in 2000 in order to appeal to the right wing of the Republican party, because this made him one of the greatest flip floppers of all time the Obama campaign needs to help the American voters of it.

Field, especially independents, are considering voting for the McCain of the Straight-talk express of 2008, the one now in route to Karl Rove's house to try to dig up dirt on Rezko flap is not enough.

MacDaddy said...

nsangoma: Good info. But I don't think it's clear. I've read that a young John Kennedy to work behind the scenes to get Barack's father and others over him on airlift. That means John saying, "Papa, give some money to help them set it up." I'm going to look further into this.

Christopher said...

Christopher, it doesn't get him off the hook. Either he is out of touch with his own wife or with common folks; which is it?

You mean the Old Coot?

If so, it's both. The fact is, some of the those nine homes were owned by Cindy Lou (don't you just love those white trash names?) before the Old Coot started nailing her.

Out of touch with the common folk? Of course he is. Just like Hillary Clinton is out of touch with the common folk.

When you're worth more than a $100 million, travel by private jet and have multiple keys to multiple homes on your keychain, do you think these people keep up with KMart's Blue Light specials on Tide and Tums?

Now that the Old Coot has selected Willard "Mitt" Romney as his veep, you have the classic GOP dream ticket: two, white, rich guys, with overly Botoxed country club wives, who own 10 homes between them.

Miranda said...

Its really gonna hurt McCain's feelings when after dragging up the Rezko story which both Chicago papers investigated and research to damn death and Obama gave the most open interviews in history - its gonna hurt when all that needs to happen is to show the story of one son or daughter who buried their poor parents who lost their life savings in Lincoln Savings & Loan back in the 80s. To watch their sad eyes as they talk about the struggle of thier parents to survive after losing everything. To tell the tale of their father having to take a job bagging groceries when he was in his late 60s. That's gonna be a bitch.

ms_hgrits said...

@ Miranda,

I can wait to see THAT story. The S&L scandal is just the tip.

Field, the Senator was in my back yard yesterday!

Naj in VA

Jibreel Riley said...

House number 8: White House

tvanel said...

Field dont you know Mr. morton was a POW? I posted on his repeated use of the POW CARD...dude u must get Morton on the repeated POW card usage!!...LOL

Big JB in Philly said...

The republican's spin meister is bonkers: This is sidebar to the current thread, but I had to post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/19/huckabee-defends-rev-jer_n_92346.html

Sigilius said...

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Christopher said...

Please, please, please Barack, do not under any circumstances select Texas DINO Democrat, Rep. Chet Edwards to be your vice president.

I know Speaker Botox has her head up Edwards' rectum but based on this guy's voting record and policy positions, this guy is a raving, rightwing lunatic and I don't care if he calls himself a Democrat or not.

I would prefer Hillary Clinton on the ticket over Rep. Chet Edwards.

Admiral Komack said...

-Yo, Field!

You'll LOVE this!

McCains Bought Second Beach Condo At Around Time McCain Said Struggling Homeowners Needed To Skip Vacations
By Greg Sargent - August 21, 2008, 2:37PM

Here's a fun little find that is likely to give Dems more ammo to blast away at John McCain's number-of-houses gaffe.

It turns out that a few months ago, a McCain family corporation closed on a second multi-million-dollar beach condo in the same building in exclusive Coronado, California -- at around the same time that John McCain offered his somewhat tone-deaf observation that struggling homeowners were "working at second jobs" and "skipping a vacation" in order to make mortgage payments on time.

Cindy McCain discussed the timing of the second condo purchase in a June interview with Vogue magazine (not online) that's newly relevant in light of the explosive controversy over John McCain's inability to recall how many homes the McCains own.

And in another fun fact that could pour fuel on this controversy, Cindy told her interviewer that the reason they needed a second beach condo in the Coronado building was that the first was too crowded because her kids were staying there and as a result she "couldn't get in the place."

Cindy continued: "So I bought another one."

Here's the relevant passage, from the start of the Vogue piece:

"It is a late Sunday afternoon in April, and I am sitting in a condominium in Coronado, California, taking in the view of the gorgeous San Diego Bay with Cindy McCain. She closed on the place just two weeks earlier, and the only things unpacked so far are the family photos that dot almost every surface. It's her family's second condo in the building. "I like the ocean, and the kids love it here, and I love that," she tells me, curled up on a nondescript couch that looks like it might have come with the apartment. "When I bought the first one, my husband, who is not a beach person, said, 'Oh, this is such a waste of money; the kids will never go.' Then it got to the point where they used it so much I couldn't get in the place. So I bought another one."

According to a July story in The Politico, a McCain family corporation spent a combined $4.7 million on the two condos in Coronado.

If the interview was conducted sometime in April, and she'd closed on the condo two weeks earlier, that means that the latest the closing could have happened is mid-April, and the earliest is mid-March.

On March 25, John McCain said:

"And 51 million homeowners are doing what's necessary: working at second jobs, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets to make their payments on time."

So at around the time McCain said this, the McCain family corporation was either actively in the market for, or had closed on, a second multi-million-dollar beach condo in the same building which was necessary because the first one was too crowded with their children in it.

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/08/mccains_bought_second_beach_ho.php

Hathor said...

Nsangoma,
Now Baldilocks has become the righteous ascendant 2 generation African. Did you ask the Obama campaign about the school or you automatically take her word for it?

It also amazes me that you wold read her since she has on several occasions bashed the modern black man.

barry4obama said...

first of all if mccains people are gonna speak he need 2 tell them 2 at least get their facts 2gether....Hawaii doesn't have any private beaches......and as far as rezko and ayers....as a southsider from chitown i can tell their is nothing 2 these stories 2 tell....rezko has even come out and said that the government told him he could get off lightly if they gave him obama and he replied that their wasn't anything 2 give them...now with the willams ayers story....bill ayers and obama stay in the same community which is hyde park is which also where louis farakkhan elijah muhhamad and the late great harold washington and even oprah have all called home at one point......the point is their trying 2 get him on the ayers story by a guilt by association trip, if thats the case let me just say that i have met r.kelly we both went to chicago public schools and i even hooped with him a couple of times(his game is garbage btw) but that doesn't mean that i'm running around sleeping and urinating on lil girls

Anonymous said...

Chet Edwards probably won't get it if Obama's advisors are any good. That would make more beholden to Pelosi.

Anonymous said...

The house negro of the year is "YOU" Field negro. I've been reading your blog all year and I was waiting on you to flip and you did, like most blacks will. We will never have any unity we hate to see one of our own get ahead. The divide us then they conquer us, you've changed the minds of some of the weak minded people the read your blogs if you know it our not! Peace my brother! P.S. I don't trust obama a lot either but he's as black as we can get, so vote for him!

Anonymous said...

wow sorry typing to fast "they" "Or"

the uppity negro said...

Sooooo....are you now an undecided voter?

democratic socialist said...

The Southern Baptists that I grew up surrounded by were devout teetotalers who would never ever drink in front of each other. I wonder how they're taking the whole "beer distributor heiress" thing? I'm very surprised there hasn't been more made of that. How did Karl Rove buy off their silence, I wonder?

-=Topper=- said...

There are parables that can be made like a bar graph side by side. The O-Man has a half brother, that he has even mentioned in his books, the Mortons also have siblings and half this and thats, do they mention them? Not so much.

The Obama's have a mansion. Yippee, a mansion in an urban setting. The McCains have so much they can't even keep track. Also the McCains have land. That do gooder Rezko bought the adjoining parcel probably to give the Obama's some space. What a guy.

The Mortons at one time had a palace in Arizona that Hearst would have admired. Pool, the whole nine.

AND, the question of Obama's citizenship. Well now let's see. John McCain was born in Panama.

Sure there are parables, but the Morton graph goes through the roof. John McCain is an elitist. But he is actually quite poor when you really think about it. He isn't in any single assuming way, a self made man. Obama I think is. And a shrewd one at that.

He terrifies the right.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Field:

Is Ak'Bar Shabazz that cross-eyed oreo that comes on Fox News sometimes who had the nerve to wear those blue eye contacts?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Field:

You do not have to answer my question about Ak'Bar Shabazz, because he is not the same person that I was thinking about. The guy that I was talking about comes on Fox News every once in a while, and he is cross-eyed. I can't think of his name. However, next to Jesse Lee Peterson, he is another person that disgust me.

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