Excerpt: The news just keeps getting worse for McCain.
For the first time, Obama has opened a double-digit lead
over him in Gallup's daily tracking poll - a
52 to 41 percent result that didn't take into account the last debate,
which seemed to benefit Obama more. And Gallup
is just one of numerous reputable polling outfits to find
significant movement toward Obama over the past
This means it's probably time to start thinking
about an 'October surprise' - some unforeseen or otherwise
dramatic development that prompts millions of
voters to rethink their assumptions and allegiances - because
without one, McCain will lose.
What could save him? Some kind of international
crisis? Republicans enjoy a built-in advantage
on national security issues (the same way Democrats
have the edge when it comes to the economy,
as McCain is now learning).But whatever it is,
it will have to be fairly massive.
Because without a major surprise between now and
Election Day, John McCain will lose.
Excerpt: McCain and Palin were about halfway through a
town hall meeting here when a man in the audience
rose to be heard. "I'm mad! I'm really mad!"
he shouted. "And what's gonna surprise you, it's not the
economy. It's the Socialists taking over our
country." The crowd of several thousand erupted in thunderous
cheers, as if many of their most underlying concerns
had finally been verbalized.
The man's righteous anger set the tone for Palin,
who fully embraced her role as McCain's
Palin questioned Obama's character repeatedly
and slammed his judgment on abortion, calling on voters
to hold the mainstream media accountable for
failing to challenge the Democrat's truthfulness.
Hey Sarah, go ahead and have your fun.
A month from today, you're back in Alaska, reduced to a Trivial Pursuit
Sidebar: Maybe they should beef up Obama's Secret Service detail.
It would appear a bullet may be the only way to stop the inevitable.
"All of the (lies
they told) about Barack Obama, John McCain
could not bring himself to look Barack Obama in the eye and
say the same things to him. In my neighborhood, you got something to say to a guy,
you look him in the eye and you say it to him." -- Biden, calling
McCain a gutless liar and a fraud,
At recent town hall meetings, McCain
has been asked by troglodytes again and again,
"When are you going to take the fight to Obama?"
McCain's answer was "How about next Tuesday?"
meaning their second debate.
But Tuesday's debate came and went and still no courage from McCain.
There are 10 to-the-eleventh-power stars in the
galaxy. That used to be a huge number.
But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than
the national deficit! We used to call them
astronomical numbers. Now we should call them
- Richard F
Excerpt; Conventional political "wisdom" tells us that
Obama and Biden may be on the road to victory
but I'll have to rain on this parade.
Have you forgotten? Private Republican corporations
count and compile the votes with secret
and unverifiable software! Just as they
did in 2000 and in 2004, and we know how that turned out.
Accordingly, the stark fact remains: the Republicans
might "win" this election, regardless of the
preference of the voters...the situation facing
the Democrats is desperate. But it is not hopeless.
However, if the Obama-Biden team is to win, it
must win big. Less than 60% of the popular vote
puts the contest into "The Diebold Zone," whereby
a McCain-Palin win becomes
plausible in the
public mind, and the "paperless" GOP voting machines
and their secret software take care of the rest.
That "big win" is within reach, but only through
determined and energetic activity by the supporters
of the Democratic candidates, and through brilliant
tactics and inspiring leadership by the Democratic
candidates and their managers."
Now that rope-a-dope has winded McCain. Now
that he's gasping and letting his guard down. Obama is cutting loose with a truly devastating
body blow with timing a finesse that would make Ali proud: "McCain is too much of a coward to look me
in the eye."
Not only is that losing McCain
a ton of support (what red-blooded Amerian wants to vote for a coward?)
but it also is causing McCain to waste his energy
pounding even more frantically on Obama's forearms
while our man makes sure he carries all the weight
(tons of TV appearances by McCain to try to repair
the damage to his maverick image that will only
heap on the evidence that he's a squealing yellow belly).
As soon as McCain lowers his guard to protect
his aching ribs look out. I'm eagerly awaiting the head shot.
--joe in Japan
"They like Obama. I like Obama. Nearly everybody
likes Obama. But I don't want to put the country through Great Depression 2.0,
and I don't want a vast army of academics and social engineers descending on D.C. with plans
on how to remake America in their own extremist image." -- Hugh Hewitt
(R-Handjob) saying the GOP knows how to run the economy,
Hey, Dumbass, turn on your TV.
If the Dow goes to 2500, will you still call Bush an economic
Excerpt: In 1986 John McCain wrote a political note -
on official House of Representatives stationary
- apologizing to Charles H. Keating Jr. for his
campaign having listed his good friend and supporter
as part of McCain's Senate campaign finance committee.
Keating responded with a handwritten note - addressed
to "senator," seven months before McCain won his Senate seat - telling him not to sweat
it, "I'm yours till death do us part."
Excerpt: After a week of McCain
supporters being incited to shout "kill him!" and "terrorist!" and "treason!",
a man in Louisiana was arrested for threatening
to kill election officials.
The Smoking Gun has his arrest report and mug
shots. It seems his voter registration card was delayed,
and he was insistent that he would bring his
shotgun to their office and kill them if they didn't hurry up
because he needed to "keep the n*gger out of
office." Look at the photo.
He sure is creepy when he smiles... He looks like,
"Hey, little fella, do you like candy and
puppies? I have some my basement - let me show you..."
"In reading the mood of the pols and the pundits,
my sense is that the Republicans believe Obama is close
to clinching this thing." -- Howie Kurtz,
reaching a conclusion America reached weeks ago, Link
Howie is just about the smartest guy at CNN.
He figured out, apparently all on his own, that being 11 points ahead
while both wars
are going bad and the economy tearing down his opponent means Obama
is likely to win.
Gosh, what I wouldn't do to have Howie Kurtz's brain...
If a couple a kids play dice in an alley they
can be arrested.
But gambling with the entire future of civilization
for no good reason is OK?
The article doesn't mention that when all sorts
of derivatives are compiled,
not just CDS, the total is over 1 Quadrillion
Tom, good point.
If some old men get together to play $5 poker,
the Fascist cops arrest them for their "big crime."
But when some Republican scumbags gamble with
everybody's future, the sons of bitches say,
"Now isn't the time to play the blame game,"
which is what they always say when they get caught.
If a Black an steals a ham on Christmas Eve to feed his kids, he's probably
going to jail or prison.
But some white punk with a McCain sticker on his Escalade can steal
billions and - there's no crime?
I continue to urge people to take Obama's fight
straight to the newspapers and the blogs.
Go to the papers in the swing states, even in
the close Rethuglican states.
I do this for about 3 hours a day, and The Sun
knows,my time is short.
But don't just tear up McCain
or the imbecile running with him. Remember to remind people
that Obama is a very good role model in a society
desperately needing good role models.
McCain is a very poor one, and with her antics,
Palin is only promoting her own pathological narcissism.
"I'll get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I'll
get him. I know how to get him. I'll get him no matter what and I know
how to do it."
-- John McCain,
saying any wild thing to get elected,Link
"Let's get this straight: McCain claims to
know how to catch Osama. And he's sure he can do it. But he's gonna keep it a secret that
he won't share with anyone unless he's elected, and only then will he implement it. This is the guy
whose entire campaign is built around the motto Country First?"
-- Susan G, Link
"This is all horrible to those of us who once
fell in love with McCain's independence. It's as if he when he made the decision
that fateful day on August 10th, 2004 in Pensacola to grit his teeth and bear hug Bush,
...he contracted a political virus that
ate away at the nobility of his soul.
-- Tina Brown, Link
Subject: the super-rich get tax
cut they asked for
During the entire Bush administration and the
Republican domination of Congress
the super rich have been pushing for the total
elimination of capital gains taxes.
With the record drops in housing prices and the
stock market the super rich
are getting what they asked for. Most of them
won't owe a dime in capital gains taxes.
All I want to say is congratulations. I hope
you are happy with the results.
Excerpt: 1. Palin's Fearmongering Attacks on Obama
2. Palin Lied About Darfur
3. Sarah Palin Hearts Dick Cheney
4. Sarah is not a millionaire.
5. But she doesn't like to pay taxes
6. Her husband had off-the-books power in Alaska
7. "Wink! Wink! I'm Not Answering Your Questions!"
8. "Look! I Can See Russia!"
9. Palin's Foreign Policy Experience:
10. Palin Used Oil Scientists for a Global Warming
11. Palin Thinks Being Gay Is a Choice
12. The Rape Kit Story: Not Getting the Media
Attention It Deserves
How could any woman, even a religiously-insane,
like the fact that Palin made rape victims pay
for their own treatment
- like it was their own damn fault they were
She billed rape victims so she could say, "I
"Do you think McCain
was too troll-like in that debate? You know, too much of a troll? Do people really want to put up with
four years him sitting there, angrily, grumpily, like a codger?"
-- Tweety, speaking the truth when he means to be telling a lie,
Someone from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
committee contacted me asking for money.
After each pitch he made (can you give $65, or
$50 or $25) I said, "No, I contribute to Bartcop. He does a better job of getting the Democractic
I felt a little bad, because my friend is the
director of the DSCC,
but you get the message out better than they
Wouldn't it be nice, when the democrats called, we could say,
"I'd be happy to help you guys out - everyone
loves a fighter for the cause!"
After McCain's gigantic screw-ups, I think Obama's got this.
Subject: can I have my ballot
I live in OR, where we get to vote by mail. I'd
really like my ballot now,
so I can get this darn thing OVER with.
I'm late paying my bills,
but I will be EARLY in casting my ballot.
--dave, in Ashland
Excerpt: Everyone knows about the dreaded Bradley Effect:
the phenomenon that leaves white voters loath to tell
pollsters they won't vote for a black candidate.
There's been a lot of fretting about this recently -- fretting,
I find, that correlates with age: the older you
are, the more likely you are to believe the Bradley Effect will
turn up in this election...I'm looking for the
debut of the Obama Effect -- a level of increased participation
among black voters that may change the electoral
map for years to come.
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"Tom Brokaw was the moderator of the debate,
and at one point, Tom told Obama and McCain that they're going to now answer questions
that came in over the Internet. And you know what McCain said? 'Tom, is that the same
as a telegraph?'"
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