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Nate Silver at 538: Black voters are NOT to blame for Prop 8

November 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Over the last few days, I’ve written about the recent phenomena of gays and liberals placing a wildly disproportional amount of blame on African-Americans for the passage of Proposition 8– especially Atlantic writer Andrew Sullivan, who has simultaneously led the scapegoating crusade while self-righteously condemning it.  Here’s what I wrote about the largely ignored influence of older voters: California voters age 65 and older outnumbered African-Americans by [...]

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Tags: Media · Religion

Ayers and Wright occupy the same room at the same time, conservative space-time continuum collapses

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The conservative movement was destroyed today in a spectacular implosion of anti-matter particles and right-wing talking points, as former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers walked into an auditorium at Northwestern University at the exact same time that Reverend Jeremiah Wright was giving a keynote address to the university’s black student union: The diverse crowd featured a large number of students, [...]

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Tags: Media · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Andrew Sullivan stirs anti-black sentiment among gays, then condemns it

November 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Today, there are more reports of the fallout from recent gay and liberal efforts to blame African-Americans for Tuesday’s gay marriage ban in California, Proposition 8.  At a No on 8 rally earlier this weekend, a number of black UCLA students who were marching to protest Prop 8 were subjected to racial slurs and harrassment by the very people [...]

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Tags: Media · Religion

Rush Limbaugh’s strategy for rebuilding the Republican Party: Insult women

November 7th, 2008 · No Comments

I realize conservatives are in a bit of disarray right now, but throwing over half the American population under the bus strikes me as a poor strategy.  Here’s Rush Limbaugh earlier today, reacting to the news that single women put Barack Obama over the top, and proving once again why he enjoys protected legal status [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Media · Republicans

Why gays and liberals need to stop scapegoating the black community for Prop 8

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I touched on this briefly in the previous post, but I can’t stress enough how counterproductive it is for the gay and liberal community to scapegoat African-Americans for the passage of Prop 8.  Today, I was in the car listening to Randi Rhodes, a white liberal talk radio host, and she said something like (and I’m paraphrasing here, but not [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Media · Religion

If McCain wins the election: A million and one questions

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Just a few thoughts three days before D-Day. – Does Barack Obama regret his decision to take Sasha trick-or-treating yesterday (which actually ate up his whole day because he campaigned in the relatively safe Iowa and the relatively unimportant Indiana to stay close to Chicago)?  Or his campaign’s decision to throw resources into Arizona pretty much for no other reason [...]

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

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 campaign gets caught exploiting mentally ill volunteer

October 25th, 2008 · 2 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

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

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

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

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

Sean Hannity plays the Ayers card and loses

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Obama communications director Robert Gibbs beats Sean Hannity at his own guilt by association game. Personally, I’d say giving a national platform of a few million viewers to a rabid anti-Semite is worse than serving on a charity board with someone, but what do I know? [poll=2]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Media