Zogby Poll: McCain Moves Into Lead Over Obama (Republicans Ramp Up Disgusting Attacks On Obama’s Family)

The Last Few Days Of This Election Will Be The Dirtiest, Hardest-Fought In U.S. Campaign History

There is a lot at stake in the US Presidential election that goes far beyond who will be the leader of that country for the next four years. It wasn’t for nothing that retiring President Dwight Eisenhower cautioned the people America and of the world…

“…we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” (Wikipedia link here including a recording)

John McCain is the first choice candidate of the American military-industrial complex. Barack Obama is not. In my mind, that settles it.

Whether Obama is white, black, coffee or purple doesn’t count anything beside the specter of the United States continuing along it’s current path.

That military-industrial complex has run free since 9/11 and continues to do so. Under the guise of protecting people from Muslim terrorists, the United States government and other world governments have convinced their populations to surrender hard-won freedoms and individual rights. Law enforcement and military monitor all private communications with little oversight or constraint. Breaches of the existing human rights and personal freedoms laws by authorities are treated with indifference by all sectors of Western governments – and that includes the Barbados government.

I’m not even talking about the war in Iraq or happenings in the Middle East. I’m talking about what is happening to freedoms and rights in the United States and the United Kingdom.

There is much at stake in the US election for Barbados and the rest of the world.

Now, a few days before the election, we are told that McCain is coming on strong: that he has overtaken Obama in a key poll by Zogby (link here).

As our friends at Barbados Underground point out, it isn’t over until its over – so if you are an American reading my words and you support Barack Obama for President, you’d better make doubly sure you get to the voting place early.

Take the day off work. Your single vote is that important.

Obama’s Aunt Zeituni Faces Deportation From United States As US Government Digs Out All The Dirt

We see a big splash in the news today that the press has discovered an Obama relative living illegally in the USA (along with an estimated 10 million other folks). There is another series of articles posting a school entry certificate into a Catholic school where his Muslim father describes 5 year old Obama’s religion as “Islam” – which is what one would expect a Muslm father to write of his son. (I don’t believe that Obama is a Muslim as he has been going to a Christian church for two decades and further, Obama says he is Christian.)

Frankly, these two “major revelations” of desperate McCain supporters are positives for Obama. Barack Obama’s father was Muslim and as a child Obama was exposed to many ideas and perspectives. The fact that his relatives on one side of the family hail from Kenya and that his Aunt illegally lives in the USA means that President Obama will have a view of the world where American bullyism is less likely to be a factor.

Under President Obama, the United States will have a chance to regain the respect of the world – not that it will, but at least there will be a chance.

If you can, Get out and Vote!

Background Of Military-Industrial Complex Term

Here is an excerpt from the January 17, 1961 farewell speech of President Eisenhower who coined the term “military industrial complex.” Some thinkers believe that the correct term should be “military industrial political complex”. (I agree)

You owe it to yourself to visit Wikipedia and to listen to the whole recording. As you consider Eisenhower’s words, your perspective on current events both in and out of Barbados will change…

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

This article written mostly by Robert, with Marcus.


Filed under Barack Obama, Barbados, History, Human Rights, John McCain, Military, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption

34 responses to “Zogby Poll: McCain Moves Into Lead Over Obama (Republicans Ramp Up Disgusting Attacks On Obama’s Family)

  1. AbsoluteZero

    polls are stupid, how can you base an opinion by asking 300 people out of 50 million?

  2. reality check

    These races always tighten up at the end but every US citizen must get out and exercise their right to vote. Take nothing for granted.

    Once Obama and Biden are elected on Tuesday night, the next greatest task is to keep them protected from all the crazies that float close to the surface in a democracy.

    I would be greatly suprised if the Republicans can overturn the tide that wants change but then again who would ever think that Bush along with the Supreme Court would steal ( not counting votes ) the last election from the democrats?

    The military/industrial complex belongs to the same group of self righteous, corrupt, greedy, amoral individuals that lobbied for deregulation and just about ruined the world economy.

  3. reality check

    Never before has the internet been used so extensively to advocate freedom of ideas and freedom of expression for a US federal election. It will be impossible to put the genie back in the bottle.

    For Barbados the idea that you cannot support a party and constructively criticize them at the same time is quickly coming to an end.

    Here is a short interview by actor Danny Glover that sets out the concept that there is nothing inconsistent about simultaneously voting for and criticizing a candidate. BFP has taken this position for some time now, so the egos that cannot accept constructive criticism need to get over it and engage their citizens in real dialogue.


  4. As Obama said, its gonna get nasty, i think what he meant is that its gonna get ‘nastier’

    reality check wednesday morning i hoping to leave a mark on the thread where some BFP memebers stated Obama wont get this far, and that we will return and smile about the discussion as to who was wrong, i dont mind polls at all.
    polls were in hillary’s favor all along, and looka look, she home baking cookies again.


  5. Gibran

    I think it’s very funny how you use Wikipedia as a source. You do realize that ANYBODY can edit that website. And as far as getting “Dirty”, research has shown that Obama runs more negative ads than McCain. Know your facts, wake up, and stop basing your opinions on race (although you claim not to, it’s pretty transparent).


    BFP says,

    Yes, anybody can edit the New York Times too – and they were caught publishing fake news three times in the last year that I am aware of. Not to mention that Reuters published over a thousand faked photos of the Middle East in the last three years – a fact to which they apologized for and recalled the photos.

    What’s your point? We must question everything and as intelligent end-users of news we try to do that.

    Now… that Wikipedia entry contains a recording of President Eisenhower saying the very quote that appears on the site. I listened to it and maybe you should too.

    Unless you want to tell me that the recording of the President on Wikipedia is fake? If so, I’d love to hear about it.


  6. La Toyia

    The Political system is all a big game and show ran by The Elite. The people placed on the ballet – John McCain – Barrack Obama are done so because they have been predecided to be acceptable by the established financial powers who actually run the show we all tune into.
    Things will be no different if Obama wins or if McCains wins because they don’t run the show. American Presidents are hand picked and financed by special interest power groups (The Elite).

    The US is not a country, it is a Corporation. The President is President of the Corporation of the United States. The President and his elected officials work for the Corporation and not for the people of the United States.

    WE NEED TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL – TUNE INTO SOMETHING ELSE. How about preparing ourselves for the greatest depression since 1929 because once the US breaks down all other Governments will undergo similar things.


    This poll does not concur with the many other polls out there, notably the CNN polls and others I have been reading today. HOWEVER “it ain’t over ’till it’s over, is a fact.”

    Assuming that Obama wins, this is the question I will want to hear plenty comments on ~

    The USA is probably the most racist country on earth. In electing a black President… what is this saying???

    State polls: Obama ahead in NH, WI, CO, MT; MO tied up CNN Political Ticker – 5 hours ago

    With just three days until Election Day, CNN’s latest polls of polls shows Obama holding on to leads in a few key battlegrounds — and neck-and-neck with …

    Obama makes gains in key states, polls show

    CNN Poll Update: McCain still trails in key battlegrounds

    CNN Political Ticker Poll: Obama doubles lead in Colorado, gains in electoral map CNN

  8. J

    “Obama’s Aunt Zeituni Faces Deportation From United States”

    Not true.

    She does NOT face deportation.

    Criminals are deported.

    She is NOT a criminal. She has NOT been charged with anything. She has NOT been convicted of anything.

    She (and 10 million other people) has overstayed her visa.

    She has been given notice to voluntarily depart the U.S.

  9. race is only a small factor in the elections, i aint surprised at the media, if not for the stupid media race wont be on ppls tongues, if obama winor lose, it has nothing to do with race, people need to understand that and stop remembering the movies dem watch bout racism, i remember he won states in the primaries that had over 90% whites, so how de hell race become an issue?
    the media sings a tune for a few hours and the public buys it all the time and continue singing the same tune, its a true thing that we all are influenced by the media

    (BFP can you please add me to your list of links?)
    if you guys want to move barbadosfreepress on a paid domain u can email me and we can work out something 😀

  10. Sad To Say

    The Zogby Poll can be stuffed up McCain’s rear end for all I care. ALL OTHER POLLS habe Obama wining between 4 to 7% of the popular vote.

  11. Anonymous

    La Toyia, you sure don’t have on those rose coloured glasses. At least somebody is seeing clearly.

  12. Brutus

    Here is what Zogby is saying now:

    UTICA, New York — After a strong day of polling for Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday, Democrat Barack Obama experienced a strong single day of polling on Saturday, retaining a 5.7 point advantage that is right at the edge of the margin of error of the Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby daily tracking poll. The race has remained remarkably stable down the stretch, this three-day rolling average poll shows.

    Pollster John Zogby: “Obama has consolidated his lead over McCain. His single day lead today was back to 52%-42%. He leads by 10 among independents and has solidified his base. He leads among Hispanics by38 points, African Americans by 88, 18-24 year olds by 36, 18-29 year olds by 25, 25-34 year olds by 16, women by 8, and men by 3. He has a 17 point lead among those who have already voted, 22 by those who have registered to vote in the past 6 months, Moderates by 34, Catholics by 10. He even receives 21% support among Conservatives.

    “So what happened to give McCain a one-point lead in the one-day polling on Friday? It was a day of consolidation for him, too. He had been losing support among key groups and began to regain some of his own base. He now leads by 21 points among NASCAR fans, 9 among investors, 6 among voters in armed forces households, and 2 among voters over 65 years old.

    “Remember, as I said yesterday, one day does not make a trend. This is a three-day rolling average and no changes have been tectonic. A special note to blogger friends: calm it down. Lay off the cable television noise and look at your baseball cards in your spare time. It is better for your (and everyone else’s) health.”

  13. Green Monkey

    La Toyia wrote:

    Things will be no different if Obama wins or if McCains wins because they don’t run the show. American Presidents are hand picked and financed by special interest power groups (The Elite).

    And, contrary to expectation of many, Obama will not be the exception to the above. As the saying goes, “when you are at a party you dance with the one that brung ya.”

    Establishment Messiah
    by Justin Raimondo on October 09, 2008

    Now, let me just close by saying this. I do not think this is going to be easy. It’s not going to come without costs. We are all going to need to sacrifice. We’re all going to need to pull our weight, because now, more than ever, we are all in this together. Now, that’s part of what this crisis has taught us, that, in the end of the day, there’s no real separation between Wall Street and Main Street. There’s only the road we’re traveling on as Americans. And we will rise or fall on that journey as one nation and as one people.
    ~Barack Obama

    Thus the junior senator from Illinois rationalizes his support of the bailout. And if you read the whole speech, you’ll find that it is highly unusual, especially for a Democratic politician. There is none of the class warfare rhetoric, none of the Palinesque denunciations of “greed” and “predatory” lenders, which made the perky GOP vice presidential nominee sound, at times during the VP debate, like a combination of William Jennings Bryan and Father Coughlin. Oh no, that’s not Obama’s style at all, and especially when it comes to the bailout issue, because, you see, his entire mission is to convince the American people that there truly is “no separation between Main Street and Wall Street”—because, after all, he is Lehman Brothers’ bridge between the two. As the OpenSecrets.org web site points out, Lehman Bros. was generous with its contributions to members of Congress, especially Democrats:

    In the current Congress, 271 lawmakers have collected nearly $3 million since 1989, with 72 percent going to Democrats. Democratic presidential candidates and senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama top the list of all-time recipients for the company, collecting $410,000 and $395,600 respectively. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of both the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, hauled in $181,450, while Sen. Chris Dodd, chair of the Senate banking committee, has collected $165,800.

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If we look at the list of contributors to Obama’s presidential campaign, we can see that he is, for all intents and purposes, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lehman Bros., not to mention J.P. Morgan, Citibank, real-estate holding companies, and a veritable Who’s Who of the sub-prime mortgage lenders who are now being bailed out at a cost to the taxpayers—so far—of $700 billion.

    Obama’s campaign would have us believe that he’s the anti-corporate candidate, a populist “man of the people” whose race for the White House is being funded by tens and twenties sent in by ordinary folks who can’t wait to see him crack down on Wall Street abuses. What they don’t want you to know is that, out of the two and a half million donors to the Obama campaign, around 180,000 top dogs account for almost 60% of his campaign treasury. Who are these people? Let’s take a closer look….

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  14. Crusty

    Tell me, Green Monkey, why do you worry that someone is or is not beholden to a corporation that is officially bankrupt and might not exist next year?

  15. Rohan

    Hey Robert & Marcus, I’m sure you know, but thought I would post this for the bajan audience.

    Someone above posted that this was a ONE-day glitch in ONE poll so I won’t address that. The larger point though, is that national polls mean nothing in the presidential election. You could be ahead 60-30 in the national polls and be behind in the state polls that reflect electoral votes.

    Obama is ahead by both counts. Either way, I second your sentiments: Take nothing for granted and get out and vote. The 2000 election was decided by 500 votes in Florida.

  16. youth


  17. Green Monkey

    Tell me, Green Monkey, why do you worry that someone is or is not beholden to a corporation that is officially bankrupt and might not exist next year?

    The corporation might or might not exist, but the high rolling con artists and golden parchute jumpers who led the corporations and funneled some of their ill-gained largess Obama’s way will still be around and expecting appropriate returns on their investment, so to speak.

    Wall Street’s Great Heist of 2008
    1st November 2008

    The Wall Street Journal published a front-page article Friday reporting that the nine biggest US banks, which have received a combined $125 billion in taxpayer funds as part of the $700 billion bailout authored by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and passed by the Democratic Congress, owed their executives more than $40 billion for recent years’ compensation and pensions as of the end of 2007.

    This means that nearly a third of the public funds given to these banks will ultimately be used to increase the private fortunes of a handful of multimillionaire Wall Street executives.


    The events of the past two months have brought into sharper focus the naked power exercised by the American financial aristocracy over society and the state. All of the various schemes devised in response to the near-collapse of the financial system have had one thing in common: they proceed from the need to uphold the interests of the most powerful banks and the richest of the rich.

    The combination of impotence, servility and duplicity of Congress and its Democratic leadership is being mercilessly exposed. Charles Schumer, the Democratic chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, said this week in regard to the banks’ refusal to use the government money to extend new loans, “There’s not much we can do other than jawbone.”

    Christopher Dodd, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, blustered, “The intent here certainly wasn’t for healthy banks to buy healthy banks—it’s infuriating.”

    Dodd, it would seem, is shocked to learn that the bailout plan he adamantly supported is being used to serve the narrow self-interest of the bankers. Even if one makes the implausible assumption that this veteran of Washington politics and favorite of Wall Street is not being disingenuous, that does not alter the fact of his utter prostration before the real power brokers in America.

    Nothing is permissible that impinges on the basic prerogatives of the financial oligarchy, no matter the cost to the American people. On critical matters regarding the class interests of the ruling elite, the people have no say.

    There is a ruling class in America. The administration, Congress, the courts—all of the agencies of the state—are, behind the trappings of democracy, instruments of its domination.


  18. Rohan


    Yes, it was a ONE-day anomaly in the poll.

  19. The Scout

    At 6 a.m this morning the zobgy polls have Obama 51% to McCain’s 44% and Obama poised to take 311 EV’s. I still think that the next 24 hrs is crucial for Obama since a dirty campaign which includes harrassment of blacks and hispanics have been launched. I wonder how McCain would feel if he has to intimidate voters to stop them from voting for him to win. Whether or not Obama wins, I ‘ve lose the little respect I had for USA.

  20. dogbitemuh

    Well I guess you all are taken with the Messiah(Obama). One of these days you will realize that all that glitters is not gold, maybe sooner than you think.

  21. The Scout

    Obama is the better of the two or should I say less of the two evils. Then when McCain bring that PALING he would have been better off if he had used galvinised zinc. She is the dumbest person ever contest a top office in the USA. If you doubt me, ask the French President?

  22. the scout, i wont say she is dumb, dumb means unable to talk, she is more of a person who thinks after she speaks rather than before…a word must be created to describe palin other than being rusty…i thought it was only me who was imagining about a palin vs hillary next time around, but jack cafferty asked the same thing last night and just as i said, many people gave similar views on his cnn blog, that hillary would eat her up, hillary may have skeletons, but she is intelligent, palin is more like a rusty Paling out in de backyard…anyway…tonight, my wife and i will sit and enjoy obama’s victory i anticipated since 2007…is there a psychic in me?

  23. dogbitemuh

    Guys dont buy into the left right paradigm. The USA has a 2 party dictatorship. Doesnt matter if Obama or McCain gets in. The US policy towards the wider world will be the same. Obama will just add a little flair and style to it. Don’t look for anything special to be coming our way.

  24. dogbitemuh

    Look for those who really rule world. Having found that you will understand what really shapes foreign policy.

  25. Green Monkey

    Is Obama having 2nd thoughts at the idea of becoming the new Pretzeldent of the worlds greatest “democratic” republic? One might be forgiven for wondering:

    Presidential Race Missing on Ballots; Machines Go Down; Votes Not Recorded; Printers Jam. Attorneys Decline to Take Action to Remove Machines From Service, Ensure Paper Ballots for Voters.

    Wide-spread voting machine failures have been reported to the Obama/DNC election protection hotline in Nevada since early voting began more than a week ago in the state, The BRAD BLOG has learned. All voters who vote in person in the crucial battleground state are forced to cast their votes on 100% unverifiable Sequoia EDGE touch-screen voting machines with the VeriVote “paper trail” printer add-on.

    Attorneys monitoring the incident reports coming in to the hotline have taken no action in regard to removing the failed machines from service, despite reports of the presidential race not appearing at all on some ballots; voters having problems selecting their preferred candidates; machines not starting up at all; “paper trail” printers jamming or running out of paper, and; a number of machines at a number of sites which refuse to work at all.

    And this is just during early voting. A number of those startling reports are posted at the end of this article…

    Democratic Officials Refuse to Impound Machines, Despite Myriad Failures…

    We’ve been reporting for weeks about the lack of action being taken by the Obama campaign and the DNC in regard to wide-spread voting machine problems across the country (e.g., detailed story on that here, Obama attorney responds here).

    We’ve noted that while Obama/DNC has, this time around at least, compiled a sophisticated “election protection” database in each state, their continuous assertions of “thousands of attorneys on the ground on Election Day if anything goes wrong,” is both too little and too late, as well as being precisely what we heard from Kerry/DNC in 2004 before they failed to take appropriate action with failed machines. They then quickly conceded the race just hours after polls in Ohio finally closed.

    The Obama/DNC response to wide-spread problems with voting machines failing in state after state has been no better than Kerry/DNC’s, in that failed machines have been allowed to stay in service, and their attorneys have not fought for paper ballots for voters instead.


  26. Rumplestilskin

    Hi All.

    I say, with Ohio and Florida showing early leads for Senator Obama, this race is going his way.

    Thanks gosh, there are enough rational people in the USA to vote the Democrats in, goodness knows I am surprised that the margins are not greater, which only shows how ignorant and gullible many still are.

    Well done Senator Obama and Senator Biden AND TEAM!

    Go Democrats!

    The next five years will be tough work, needing guidance from the Almighty. But nothing worthwhile ever comes easily.

    Again, to quote Bobby Kennedy:

    Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.


  27. reluctant nonbeliever

    Where is everybody?

    This thread title well stale now.

    Obama winning!!!

  28. reality check

    Its virtually all over

    Obama will be the next President of the United States as so he should.

    It was a well fought fight.

    Like Thompson he will have to pick up the pieces and the honeymoon will soon be gone. His leadership and consensus building will come to the forefront.

    He will be heard and will engage.

    Will Thompson finally rise to the occasion or like the Queen will he try and stay above it all?

  29. 199

    Congratulations, Obama!! Now, deliver the goods!!

  30. Election News and Photos on caribnnet.com, Obama’s Full Acceptance Speech will be available within a few minutes…

  31. The Scout

    I predicted that Barrack Obama would either win by a landslide or lose the elections, thank God the landslide happened. I hope at the end of his tenure blacks would be respected as the great people we are.

  32. crossroads

    where is BFP? Missing for a couple days

  33. Batya

    This has been the year for the Dems.
    Thompson and Obama. Young…tall…attractive…charming…mulatto…white mother black father.
    Both using the slogan for change.
    Both fathers of daughters and no sons
    Both having to pick up the pieces of an economy on the downturn
    Blessings to you both!

  34. 199

    Both fathers of daughters and no sons


    Er, and precisley what, is the significance of this?!!