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Entries from October 2008

Will Ferrell and Tina Fey endorse the Bush-McCain-Palin ticket on SNL

October 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Will Ferrell never did the best Bush impression, but this skit from last night’s Saturday Night Live is hilarious. You get the feeling that if Bush really did do a nationally televised address to publicly and emphatically endorse John McCain, it would go something like this: “When you think of John McCain, think of me, [...]

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Tags: Entertainment · George W. Bush · John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Attack on McCain supporter could hurt Obama in Pennsylvania [OCTOBER SURPRISE UPDATE: She lied!!!]

October 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Yesterday, the blogosphere was buzzing over the latest story to give the race-baiting Matt Drudge a furious erection.  A black man in a sketchy neighborhood in Pittsburgh robbed Ashley Todd, 20, an out-of-town Southern white woman– who also happened to be a McCain volunteer– at knifepoint. According to Todd, the man then became enraged when he [...]

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

Muslim McCain supporters stay and fight Republican Party intolerance

October 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

(h/t warner) “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke For whatever reason, John McCain refuses to openly denounce and distance himself from the bigotry at his rallies. When confronted about it by Bob Schieffer in the final debate, McCain stated: Let me just say [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Republicans

McCain agrees to disagree agreeably with Pennsylvania voters

October 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

This video is outrageously entertaining– the feel good gaffe of the year. I love how McCain commits the initial gaffe, but then his attempted save makes the situation twice as bad. And then rather than stop, he just surrenders to a tornado of nonsensical Palinesque phrasing that eventually leads him back to the teleprompter. Classic.

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Tags: John McCain · Republicans

Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe bill not really that much

October 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

A lot of people are furious over yesterday’s revelation that the McCain campaign spent $150,000 of RNC donor money to clothe and accessorize Sarah Palin and her family in just seven weeks on the campaign trail.  Small donors in particular were upset to learn that that $100 contribution they scraped together and sent to John McCain paid for less than one [...]

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Tags: Republicans · Sarah Palin

Michelle Obama proud she’s never stolen drugs from charity

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

I’m so sick and tired of Cindy McCain on the campaign trail saying– with a snarky smile on her face– “I’ve always been proud of my country.”  It’s fine to say you’re proud of your country, but when you emphasize “always” like that, we all know what you’re referring to, Cindy.  I know you insist that [...]

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Tags: Cindy McCain · Democrats · Michelle Obama · Republicans

McCain campaign attacks similar to those that killed JFK

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

On November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed, these leaflets were being handed out on the streets of Dallas: Today, in 2008, these mailers are being sent to households across America by John McCain: Do we even need to discuss the plane imagery– a deliberate and visceral link to 9/11? I’ve already written in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

Hide the kids– Drudge getting desperate

October 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Over the past week, Nate Silver at 538 has been highlighting Matt Drudge’s effort to make the presidential race seem close with cherry-picked polls.  First, it was an outlier from Gallup that showed McCain down 49-47 among likely voters.  Then, it was a two-week-old Internet poll that showed McCain down by two among voters willing to click a button.  [...]

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Tags: Media

Republicans losing minds over prospect of Obama win

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) sees the polls in Florida slipping away from McCain and tries the scared straight approach. LOUD NOISES!!

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Tags: Republicans

Best wishes to Grandma Obama

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Better known as Madelyn Payne Dunham.  You know she has to be seriously ill for Obama to leave the campaign trail two weeks before election day.  I read about the close relationship between her and Barack in Dreams From My Father.  I was touched by his loving mention of her in his race speech in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Begala and Carville hop on the Overconfidence Express

October 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

It’s one thing for me and my nobody blog to declare “Mission Accomplished” a few weeks early.  It’s another thing when Team Clinton hops on board the Overconfidence Express.  Paul Begala and James Carville– easily the two most entertaining political strategists out there– took the opportunity today on Huffington Post to taunt the Republican Party on its impending loss: [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Republicans

Where’s the racial outrage when white generals endorse McCain?

October 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I wrote yesterday about Rush Limbaugh playing the race card to marginalize and downplay General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama.  Today, we get video of two more conservatives, George Will and Pat Buchanan, using the exact same tacticts.  Here’s what George Will had to say about Powell’s endorsement Sunday on ABC’s This Week: It seems to [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Media · Republicans

Why you shouldn’t fear a last-minute McCain smear assault

October 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo wrote a post yesterday that is well worth reading in its entirety about the final two weeks of John McCain’s campaign and why Obama supporters should be afraid: If you’re thinking to yourself that there’s little more than two weeks before election day and Obama has a solid lead [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

Muslims: pro-American Americans, real Americans

October 20th, 2008 · 10 Comments

In the midst of his endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday, Colin Powell made some remarks about the religious bigotry of some McCain/Palin supporters– including GOP officials– that I would like to strongly associate myself with: Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no. That’s not America. Is there something [...]

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

Rush Limbaugh plays race card on Powell’s Obama endorsement

October 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Politico’s Jonathan Martin reports on Limbaugh’s latest display of bigotry: Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell’s decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama’s status as the first African-American with a chance to become president. “Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race,” Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. “OK, fine. I am now researching [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Media · Sports