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Entries from October 2008

Christians pray for economic prosperity over golden calf

October 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

(photo via Wonkette) You can’t make this up.  The 700 Club reports: In early August in her prayer time Cindy [Jacobs] heard the Lord say, “There will be no more business as usual.” Little did she know the scope of what this meant on a worldwide scale. God is on the move. She and many [...]

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Tags: Economy and Business · Religion

Synchronized presidential debating

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

From the Department of Presidential Debate Redundancy Department: 236.com makes a pretty valid point about the presidential debates: Um, what was the point of the last two?

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Tags: Barack Obama · Debates · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

African-American hopes for Obama victory couldn’t be higher

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Early voting numbers are already showing a tidal wave of black voters that could push Barack Obama over the top in many key states: According to Michael McDonald’s terrific website, there are three states in which early voting has already exceeded its totals from 2004. These are Georgia, where early voting is already at 180 [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

The Obama half-hour power hour

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A few thoughts on last night’s 30-minute infomercial: – I think it was remarkably bulletproof. McCain’s campaign was hoping for 30 minutes of shiny, flashy Obama, and what they got was a guy in a small office narrating the stories of other Americans. It’s hard to attack that without looking like you’re also attacking Miss [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Drunk-dialing for change

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The Overconfidence Express is now serving drinks. Have you ever phone-banked? It’s pretty dull, even if you are helping people help themselves by voting FOR CHANGE. Have you tried drinking while making cold calls for Obama? The election is nigh; clearly Obama’s army is overworked, overtired, and inebriated.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Barack Obama is Usain Bolt

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

When you’re running a campaign with a double-digit lead and a 96% chance of winning the presidency, there’s only two possible outcomes. Yesterday, in an attempt to derail the Overconfidence Express, the Obama camp released this video of a real-life cautionary tale. Seriously, it’s hilarious, watch it: And while that is one of the funniest [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

Short and simple reason why the media is biased against McCain: He sucks

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday, Politico posted an extraordinarily long and boring (at least for the Internet, anyway) analysis of media bias titled “Why McCain is getting hosed in the press“: The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s researchers found that John McCain, over the six weeks since the Republican convention, got four times as many negative stories as positive ones. The [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Media · Republicans

October surprise! Proof Obama is a Marxist!!!

October 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This photo, which proves once and for all that Barack Obama is a Marxist, was leaked to Fox News today by an unknown source: Shortly thereafter, exactly one-third of the cable news channels and ten percent of the political blogosphere was buzzing over this devastating development for the Obama campaign a mere seven days before the election: [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Media · Republicans

McCain campaign running on empty platitudes

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The McCain campaign’s final (official, non-race-baiting) pitch to America frames the choice in 2008, and there isn’t a concrete idea to be found: People are losing their homes and their life savings, and what is McCain offering? “Workin’ Joes.” What is that, a sandwich?

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Tags: John McCain · Republicans

Conservative blogger blames McCain’s impending loss on the Obama cult

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Mark Levin at The Corner gets all his excuses lined up a week and a half early sounds a dire warning about America’s surrender to the “cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama… The messiah complex.” I’ve been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we’d see such a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Republicans

Palin spent more on hair and makeup than on a college education

October 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From the Department of Qualifications and Priorities:  In the first two weeks of October, Sarah Palin spent more on hair and makeup– over $32,000– than she did on her entire college education (a four-school, six-year bachlor’s degree in communications-journalism).  The New York Times reports: Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign during the first half [...]

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Tags: Republicans · Sarah Palin

SNL: Biden and Murtha attempt to blow the election for Obama

October 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Once again, Saturday Night Live hits the nail on the head, this time going after Joe Biden and Jack Murtha’s foot-in-mouth syndrome in Pennsylvania: And I realize I haven’t really commented on Biden’s remark last week that if Obama is elected, the world’s leaders would test his mettle as a young president. It’s probably true. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Joe Biden

Conservative FAIL: Joe Biden defends “Socialist/Marxist” Obama against right-wing reporter

October 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, Joe Biden walked right into an ambush when a local reporter, Barbara West from W(T)FTV in Orlando, Florida, suddenly morphed into Sean Hannity.  In a brief five-minute interview, West took the opportunity to hammer Biden with the following fair and balanced questions: –Aren’t you embarrassed by the blatant attempts to register phony voters by ACORN, [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Joe Biden · Media · Republicans

McCain-Palin tough on terror, except against American doctors

October 25th, 2008 · No Comments

This is one of the more remarkable pieces of video I’ve seen this campaign cycle.  Earlier this week, Brian Williams asked Sarah Palin if an abortion clinic bomber qualifies as a terrorist, under her definition of the word.  First, she filibustered with some nonsense about Bill Ayers, then gave her actual, astonishing answer: “I don’t [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Sarah Palin

McCain campaign gets caught exploiting mentally ill volunteer

October 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

That’s the headline.  That’s how badly this story has spiraled out of control for the McCain campaign. First, Greg Sargent at TPM broke the story yesterday that the McCain campaign was directly involved in fabricating details of Ashley Todd’s fake robbery and assault story:  John McCain’s Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Media · Republicans