Saturday, September 27, 2008

Obama was right - McCain was wrong

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Growing Right-wing Opposition to the "Paulson Plan"

With the election looming, the same right-wing faction that spent eight years cheering on every instance of unlimited executive power suddenly fears such power.

More importantly, what do you think these same right-wing "fiscal conservatives" would be saying if Bill Clinton was the one demanding this type of free ride at our expense??

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McCain: A Prescription for Disaster

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama: It's not just about Wall Street

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There aren't enough flashcards in the freakin' world to prepare this chick for the vice presidency.

Initial plans are being set in place for the presidential and vice presidential debates starting with the presidential debate next Friday. The McSame campaign has, once again, inserted Moosey McPalin's ball gag and have basically restructured the debate format to their liking:

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

Man, that just breaks my heart. You too?

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The wrangling was chiefly between the McCain-Palin camp and the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which is sponsoring the forums.

Nonpartisan, huh?

Commission members wanted a relaxed format that included time for unpredictable questioning and challenges between the two vice-presidential candidates. On Wednesday, the commission unanimously rejected a proposal sought by advisers to Ms. Palin and Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee, to have the moderator ask questions and the candidates answer, with no time for unfettered exchanges.
Oh, ok, that was pretty nonpartisan.

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This is my favorite part:
McCain advisers said they were only somewhat concerned about Ms. Palin’s debating skills compared with those of Mr. Biden, who has served six terms in the Senate, or about his chances of tripping her up. Instead, they say, they wanted Ms. Palin to have opportunities to present Mr. McCain’s positions, rather than spending time talking about her experience or playing defense.

They were only "somewhat concerned" with her debating skills?? No talking about her experience - only about Bush's ... er, McSame's positions?? This is a joke, right? Goddam funniest thing I've read since AIG and Lehman Brothers!

But actually I've mostly stopped getting pissed at Grampa Simpson and his handlers. I half expect Caribou Barbie to come up with some excuse at the last minute anyway or just pull a no-show. You know how when your kids were small and you didn't want to go somewhere you could always say that Little Stevie had a fever so you wouldn't have to go? Well, I did it and I'm betting (unofficially so far) that none of us ever sees or hears that screechy voice do a vice presidential debate. Fine with me - my ears can only take so much bleeding - and she could put her time to so much better use by looking into Election Avalanche Victim Recovery programs for her and the old man.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

One Day More!

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Thank John McCain

Let's all thank, Johnny Mac!

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Saturday Morning Thread

I'm just getting started - give me a break, I'm on the left coast - but this email caught my eye:

From Gallup.Com:
Gallup Daily: Obama 50%, McCain 44%

Wonder if what McCain had to say about health insurance had anything to do with those numbers. Doesn't matter really.  McCain AIN'T the one.  Him and Moosey can just shuffle off to the tundra together.

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

h/t Krugman

Man o Man! I can't wait for the debate next Friday!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama "Who Advises" Ad

While I wait to hear some measure of responsibility coming from the Bush/McCain side of things and while I look for my checkbook and wipe my tears away, watch this response from the Obama campaign to Loser McShitstain's latest LYING ad!

Update: Ok, it's not just me that thinks McBush is full of shit.

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Friday, September 12, 2008


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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Local Maine TV Reporter Takes It To McCain on Palin and Wins

McCain in Maine is positively incoherent, but at least now we know what Caribou Barbie's qualification is on national security. Bet you can't guess what it is.

Too bad it was just the folks of Maine that got to see this....or not?

Gotta See This Video and then need to digg it like crazy

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stumper: When Lipsticked Pigs Fly

Romano has a nice, smart take on this truly cynical lipstick and pigs thing.

I understand that this is how politics works. As Jonathan Martin astutely notes, "thanks to the anchor of Bush, a devalued brand, the compelling stories of McCain and Palin and the cultural vulnerabilities of Obama, Republicans plainly have more to gain by making the race about character and identity" than issues, "so they've begun to engage in what is effectively a campaign of baiting and exploiting." I get that the McCain campaign is trying to divert attention from Iraq, energy, health care and the economy and fortify the caricature of Obama as scary and dangerous by forcing him to defend against outrageous, MSM-friendly accusations each and every news cycle.

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And the worst part isn't that McCain was acting stupid. It's that he seems to think we're all stupid, too.

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No more Messrs. Nice Guy, Obama and Biden. Enough of how honorable McBush is. Enough of how tough Caribou Barbie is. Enough!

The easy part of this contest is over. From here until November 4 it's all or nothing every minute of every day. There's no letting your guard down for a second. If you do, the rethugs will trip you without a second thought.

They're getting all the press and we're getting none. The Sunday morning talking heads did everything they could to demean and diminish our ticket. It's ridiculous, but we're watching the nice guy Dems being ignored or ridiculed by the media that has a raging hard-on for the same corrupt, secretive, invade sovereign country type politics that we've had to endure for the last 8 years!

Personally, I don't care if Moosie McPalin ever gives a freakin' interview, ever! Frankly, I hope she doesn't. Her voice is screechy enough to etch glass and all she's accomplished so far is a fair job of reading a teleprompter and a monumental job of lying. This election is not about who anybody's veep is, yet we are letting the media run with it. They're acting like she's Prez 45 for chrissakes! She ain't. She's a small time governor who has spent a fair amount of time working on Alaska's cessation from the U.S.

And as for McBush and his beloved POW experience: where is the honor in refusing an early out of the Hanoi Hilton 'cuz his daddy was an admiral?? How that decision alone is deemed as someone who has good judgment I'll never understand, but add that to his dumbass decision to either: (a) pick someone who is more unqualified to be veep than I am, or (b) allow somebody else to pick someone who is more unqualified to be veep than I am - it just boggles the mind.

We've done the Manichean president and the torture-loving veep with a man-sized safe in his office. We've done the lies and secrets. We've done the 9 and a half-TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT. Now it's time to put the correct party and its rightful leader into the White House to clean up the horrendous mess caused by McBush and the republicans.

The only way we're going to accomplish that is by electing Obama and Biden to the White House.

The only way we're going to accomplish that is by deviating from the usual Dem playbook.

You know what we want? THIS:

THIS is the man with the character to be president!

THIS is the man who won't hide behind any woman's skirt while standing in the way of her right to choice.

THIS is the man who won't lie to us in order to win an election!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The pic says it all

They nominated a Richie Rich, slow-talking Viet Nam vet? Good luck selling that to the red states. -- Jason Jones, The Daily Show, 9-5-08

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Best Daily Show Episode Ever?

If not the best, definitely in the top 3 best evah. The McCain/Bush symmetry is especially eery at 4:29.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008


Did you see more than 5 minutes of the RNC?

Did you see Palin's mockery of community organizing speech?

Did you see McBush's regurgitation of his POW experience?

Did you see the rethugs appalling video of 9/11?

Watch this video and keep the donations coming.

Thank you, Sarah McSnide!

I was just about to hit the "donate" button for our next President of the United States - yeah, Barack Obama, baby - when I learned that the Moosey McMaverick chick has raised over 8 MILLION DOLLARS for the Obama coffers since last night!

Obama spokesman Bill Burton says, "Sarah Palin's attacks have rallied our supporters in ways we never expected. And we fully expect John McCain's attacks tonight to help us make our grass-roots organization even stronger."

Even better is she's on track to put over $10 MILLION DOLLARS in the Obama campaign before - that's BEFORE Old Fool McBush hits the stage tonight! Fuckin A Skippy!

You know what you have to do, fellow democrats.   Hit the link and fight the lies!

More of the Same

They laugh alike, they walk alike, at times they even talk alike....You could lose your mind paycheck.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sarah Palin Talks, Sarah Palin Lies

I couldn't stand to watch more than a few minutes at a time of this lynch mob type RNC in St. Paul, but what I did see was nothing short of disturbing and infuriating. Between Rudy 9/11 belittling Obama for his community organizing and McPalin snarking herself silly, it was just too aggravating to watch. She apparently doesn't need no stinkin' facts as this is one of the whoppers she spewed about Obama:
But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform, not even in the state senate. link

But, Ms. McPalin wasn't even speaking her own words, after all. She was reading the snide, sarcastic words of Bush's speechwriters.

There was a flutter of attention when McCain campaign manager Rick Davis told a group of Post reporters and editors yesterday that his team was having to rework the vice presidential acceptance speech because the original draft, prepared before Gov. Sarah Palin was chosen, was too "masculine." While we all wondered to ourselves what might make a speech masculine or feminine, no one batted an eye at the underlying revelation: that the campaign was writing the nominee's speech before knowing who the nominee would be.

I am now convinced that after listening to as much of this crap as any self-respecting person should be expected to listen to, I am more convinced than ever that I am qualified to be running the country, too. See, I am a woman, I've actually sold things on ebay, and I'm a mom. I'm not sure how I am at reading a teleprompter, but I'm sure it'd be ok if I had a little on-the-job training.

McBush's Media Honeymoon is Ovah!

On Monday, Tucker Bounds (are all Tuckers loony toons?) a campaign spokesman for McBush appeared on CNN for a tough interview with Campbell Brown. Brown repeatedly asked Bounds to name a foreign policy decision made by McCain's running mate Sarah Palin. It was one of the funnest things ever on CNN! Citing the Bounds interview as "over the line," McCain canceled an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live yesterday. According to the Washington Post, the McCain campaign believes that the media is "on a mission to destroy" Palin and feels "under siege." The Post writes, "The McCain camp has been unusually aggressive in pushing back against the media, and it seems to hope to persuade journalists to back off in their scrutiny of Palin." McCain even considered pulling out of a presidential debate set to be moderated by NBC anchor Tom Brokaw because of what campaign manager Steve Schmidt called NBC's "irresponsible journalism."

What a bunch of babies!! Is that what happens when you're a POW? I didn't know the P stood for PUSSY!

Blitzer reported that CNN is standing by Brown. "CNN does not believe that Campbell's interview was over the line," he said. "We are committed to fair coverage of both sides of this historic election."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gallup Daily: Obama Hits 50% for First Time (50 - 42)

PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, finds Barack Obama leading the race for president with his highest share of support to date. Fully half of national registered voters now favor Obama for president, while 42% back John McCain.

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Why does Sarah Palin Hate America?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hookers and Blow help the GOP start their Convention . . .

. . . That they're not supposed to be partying at, but ABC's Brian Ross reports on how well the GOP partied in St. Paul as Hurricane Gustav inched closer and closer to the Gulf Coast.

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