"Find your Mom's most conservative suit and
clunkiest pumps and borrow an aging relative's reading glasses. Twist
your hair into an updo and wink regularly."
-- USA Today's advice on making a Sarah Palin Halloween costume
Don't forget to snarl a lot and scream,
"Obama pals around with terrorists!"
Excerpt: Facing the prospect of a catastrophic defeat
in two weeks and, with it, possible relegation to
minority party status in all branches of the
national government, McCain, Caribou Barbie, the RNC
and their affiliated partisans are flailing around
in a disoriented fit of pique...
As for Palin, in North Carolina on Friday, she
implied that only some parts of the United States are
"pro-America." The very next day, McCain senior
adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer, a self-described
"proud resident" of Oakton, Va., said the parts
of the commonwealth outside the Washington suburbs
are the "real Virginia" and will thus be "responsive
to Senator McCain's message."
Here's what real Americans are doing:writing
checks to Mr. Obama...
And here is what real Americans are not doing:
making angry outbursts at campaign rallies.
"Mark my words. It will not be six months before
the world tests Obama like they did JFK. The world is looking. We're about to elect
a brilliant 47-year-old senator to be president. We're gonna have an international crisis,
a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. Gird your loins. We're gonna win with your
help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride...I probably shouldn't
have said all this because the press is here." -- Joe Biden,
promising a terrorist attack if Obama wins,
Joe, why are you doing your John Kerry impersonation now?
Shut the hell up about all the
bad things that'll happen if Obama wins
the White House.
Are you crazy?
Barack, send Kerry and Biden to Fiji for 2 weeks.
They'll blow this for you if they get the chance...
Excerpt: Either because of age or recent immersion in
politics, a lot of readers have asked, is it really usually this bad?
Do they all get this sleazy? As sleazy as McCain?
The simple answer, I think, is, No. They don't.
I don't think there's any question that McCain's is the dirtiest
and most dishonest campaign, certainly in the
last 35 years and possibly going much further back.
You may say, wait, Willie Horton? The Swift-boat
smears? What about those?
But here's the key point, one that is getting
too little attention.
President Bush's father didn't run the Willie
"Making ugly attacks, below the radar, with
automated calls is fundamentally gutless. After watching the campaign unfold
over the last several months, many of us have come to expect dishonesty and dishonor from
McCain, but this is the most meaningful example of cowardice we've seen this year.
Worse, McCain knows this. He hated this kind of campaigning when it was used against
him eight years ago." -- Steve
Benen on McCain's robocall slurs, Link
Excerpt: It never ends. The GOP never gets tired of spraying
its poison across the American political landscape.
So there was a Michele Bachmann, (R-MN) telling
Chris Matthews that the press should start investigating
members of the House and Senate to determine
which ones are "pro-America or anti-America."
Can a rancid Congressional committee be far behind?
Leave it to a right-wing Republican to
long for those sunny, bygone days of political
Ms. Bachmann's demented desire ("I would love
to see an exposé like that") is of a piece with the G.O.P.'s
unrelenting effort to demonize its opponents,
to characterize them as beyond the pale, different from ordinary
patriotic Americans - and not just different,
but dangerous, and even evil.
But the party is not content to stop there. Even
better than demonizing opponents is the more powerful
and direct act of taking the vote away from their
opponents' supporters. The Republican Party has made
strenuous efforts in recent years to prevent
Democrats from voting, and to prevent their votes from being
properly counted once they've been cast.
I heard a discussion on the radio yesterday -
after the GOP meltdown on Nov 4th,
after the Democrats get the White House and maybe
even a veto-proof senate,
they're going to have to re-brand themselves
as something different to win another election.
Who will grab the reigns of power?
The fiscal conservatives, who
hate Bush for his $5 TRIL spending spree?
The religious conservatives,
who think McCain isn't Palin enough?
The Neo-Cons, who screwed the
world for short-term political gain?
Excerpt: There's a civil war erupting on the right, and
Colin Powell is caught in the crossfire.
The split has been deepening for months as some
of the nation's top conservative commentators
have soured on McCain's campaign and ridiculed
Palin as qualified for the heartbeat-away job.
High-profile dissidents include David Brooks,
Peggy Noonan, George Will, David Frum,
Kathleen Parker and Christopher Buckley.
The depth of the division was apparent when Laura
Ingraham declared on her radio show,
"They're not conservatives when it counts." She
said these pundits could say whatever they wanted,
"just don't call yourself a conservative," and
that they shouldn't be booked on television.
Yes, we need a cage match - conservative against conservative.
General Colin Powell, endorsing Barrack Obama
for president, said that one of the reasons
is that Sarah Palin is not ready to be president.
Perhaps Palin should call a press conference to
dispute all those who say she's not ready.
But she doesn't do press conferences so I guess
she can't prove her critics wrong.
If you can't do a press conference you're not
ready to be president.
San Bruno, CA.
She even joked about that on SNL, saying,
"If I did press conferences, I don't think
they'd look like that" (Fey doing a press
If McCain doesn't think she's ready to ride without
his training wheels,
maybe we should take McCain's word for it and
point that out?
Bart, a US Army brigade has about 2500 men.
The 1st Infantry Division is about one of the
meanest, smartest, and most professional
combat units in the world. They have members
from every part of the United States.
But 2500 of them are not going to control civil
unrest across the entire United States.
The US military takes an oath to protect and defend
the Constitution against all enemies
foreign and domestic. Some of them are
Bush Weed Whacker supporters, but not all of them.
If this is all that Bush has to stop civil unrest,
then he isn't trying.
U.S. Navy, Retired
Excerpt: No Democratic presidential nominee has won Sarasota
County, set on one of the most affluent and
conservative strips of Florida's Gulf Coast,
since Franklin Roosevelt did in 1944. It's home to loyal
Republicans like Katherine Harris, the Bushslut
that robbed America of their right to vote. But in 2008,
women like Joan Smith Geyer may decide Sarasota's
outcome. Geyer, 62, is among a growing number
of Sarasota Republicans voting for Obama. A big
reason, she says, is that McCain hasn't proved to be
the GOP moderate that Floridians thought their
moderate GOP governor, Charlie Crist, was endorsing
during the state's primary race in January. "I
don't agree with the fear tactics the McCain campaign has
been using here," says Geyer, who has even offered
one of her empty rental properties as an Obama
campaign office. "If McCain had picked Crist
as his running mate, he might be having an easier time here."
You'd think Grumnpy would do OK with othyer old geezers...
P.S. Wish I could get Malloy here. Worst AIR-AMERICA
affilliate EVER! 950am.
They play BASKETBALL games in prime-time. Malloy
is on at 1:00 am.
I'm a night bartender so I get the tail end of
it after closing, but the signal is almost inaudible. ARGH!
Excerpt: Powerful generals and admirals from some of the
most powerful nations on Earth are reportedly
meeting somewhere in the local area this weekend
after flying into the Adirondacks on Friday.
Among the passengers of a large Boeing 757 airplane
with "United States of America" printed on its
fuselage were top members of the U.S. Joint Chiefs
of Staff and their counterparts from France,
Germany and another country, possibly Great Britain,
according to Barry DeFuria, an Airport
Committee member who was there when the plane
landed. A top military delegation from Italy
flew in on a separate Falcon airplane, DeFuria
Bush has 90 days left and he's planning something?
I don't like the way this smells, but then, everything the Bush bastards
One thing I'd like to see Obama say is that *his*
taxes will go up under his plan because he makes over the limit.
Make it personal - "My taxes will go up, John
and cindy McCain's taxes will go up, but your taxes will go down!"
That would show that he's taking one for the
team so the rest of us can have slightly better lives.
Excerpt: On the heels of telling the PittsburgH Tribune
Review that racism would play into the vote in
Western PA for president next month, Rep. Jack
Murtha told a PittsburgH TV station that it's
difficult for many in the area to change, saying
just five to 10 years ago the entire area was "redneck."
You have to wonder how residents of Pennsylvania
like the descriptive phrases that have been piled on
in the past few months. First, it was bitter
and God and gun clinging, then it was racist, now they are rednecks."
First, stop whining.
You're being talked about because you're evenly
split and you're important.
If Pennsylvania isn't half racist, why did Hillary
beat Obama by 80 points?
(Don't write, it's a joke)
And as long as there's an Oklahoma, you don't have to worry about being
the most racist state.
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