"Earlier today, Dick Cheney came out of his
undisclosed location and hit the campaign trail. I'd like to congratulate Senator McCain
on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn't come easy.
Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to
-- Obama, knocking them dead, Link
Excerpt: That smiling guy? Odds are he's a Barack Obama
The grouch? Don't ask, and don't count on him
to vote Tuesday.
McCain supporters feel glum about the campaign
while Obama's people
are charged up, according to an Whore AP poll
McCain backers have become upset in recent weeks,
a period that has seen
Obama take a firm lead in many polls. The
contrasting moods could affect how
likely the two candidates' supporters are to
vote on Election Day, possibly
dampening McCain's turnout while boosting Obama's.
All of this is a bad sign for Bush's clone and
Ain't nothing over till it's over, but things look good.
Let's hope America can get over its racism and vote their wallets.
Excerpt: Complaints have surfaced in predominantly African-American
neighborhoods of Philadelphia where
fliers have circulated, warning voters they could
be arrested at the polls if they had unpaid parking tickets
or if they had criminal convictions.
Over the weekend in Virginia, bogus fliers with
an authentic-looking commonwealth seal said fears of
high voter turnout had prompted election officials
to hold two elections - one on Tuesday for Republicans
and another on Wednesday for Democrats.
In New Mexico, two Hispanic women filed a lawsuit
last week claiming they were harassed by a
private investigator working for a Republican
lawyer who came to their homes and threatened to
call immigration authorities, even though they
are U.S. citizens.
"What most Americans, I think, realize, is
that you don't offer a job, let alone the vice presidency, to a person after
one job interview. Even at McDonald's, you're interviewed three times before
you're given a job." -- Former Reagan
Chief of Staff Kenneth Duberstein, endorsing Obama,
Excerpt: Two narratives have arisen as to why McCain will
lose. With a tanking economy and Bush's record
low popularity, McCain was sunk from the start.
No other Republican could have made it a contest.
Less charitable folks say McCain has run a terrible
campaign, plagued by bickering staff with competing
agendas from the start. But it was the
Wall Street meltdown proved fatal. McCain seemed determined
to prove Obama's charge that he was erratic and
the impression has stuck.
There's truth to both storylines. But I think
the ultimate reason is more organic.
McCain wasn't allowed to be McCain. He didn't
run the kind of campaign he wanted, leaving him forever
to wonder what if. What if I'd picked Joe Lieberman
as VP? What if I'd run a clean campaign?
What if I ran on the issues I valued most and
palled around with the press?
McCain's biggest problem is he's in a party of Fascist thugs.
He wasn't insane enough for the base so he moved farther into insanity
to please them.
He said Bush's tax cuts helped only the super-rich - now he's for them,
They told him insanity was the trick to winning the Fascist base.
They claim he stood up to the North Vietnamese torturers for five years
but he couldn't stand up to the Republican Fascist dogs for five months?
Tomorrow when you go to vote be sure to fill up
your gas tank on the way.
Every two years in the first week of November
gas hits it's lowest price of the two year cycle.
Some think it's a conspiracy so voters will elect
politicians who give big oil big tax cuts.
Others think that our patriotic oil companies
are just trying to make gas cheaper so that we can
afford to drive to the polls and do our civic
duty on election day.
ha ha That's our oil bastards - always wanting to help!
Regardless of the reason, whether you are a Democrat
or Republican, vote Tuesday,
and fill your tank on the way home because once
you've voted - gas is going up.
Excerpt: It was hard to believe he was actually saying
it, but the words were really coming out of his mouth.
Arlen Specter's, that is, at an afternoon rally
for John McCain in Philadelphia. Specter was talking
about his "sense" that Election Day in his state
was going to be a rude awakening for Democrats,
despite weeks of polls showing Republicans lagging
far behind in this former swing state.
That's when he let loose with his reason for
There are a "couple of hidden factors" in this
election, said Specter. "The first is that people answer
pollsters one way, but in the secrecy of the
ballot booth, vote the other way." Yes. That is what he said,
to a chorus of hopeful affirmation. Arlen Specter
was openly -- in public, into a microphone -- crossing
his fingers, and hoping for racism.
I heard that interview and Specter was blasting Murtha for saying PA
was a racist state.
Seems the difference between the two is Murtha was being honest.
Excerpt: The Bush presidency is the spectre haunting the
feast in more than tactics. Although every conservative
administration since Reagan has promised to deliver,
through supply-side stimulation, economic growth
without bloated deficits, they have never been
vindicated in their blind faith in what Bush senior once
rashly called "voodoo economics". Consistently,
they have brought the US Wall Street crashes and
recessions along with massive deficits; and yet
somehow, the stake that history attempts to drive
through the heart of their economic theology
never puts the ghoul away.
That's because the Democrats refuse to make their
When the liars say, "Cutting
taxes raises revenues," the Democrats
No weight of evidence to the contrary has ever
shaken the totemic belief that tax cuts can grow the
economy robustly enough to compensate for drastic
shortfalls in revenue. George W Bush clung to
this belief even as the Clinton budget surplus
was converted into a mountainous deficit, and McCain
continues to parrot the same belief with the
shining face of a true believer. It's a story as fatefully bizarre
as the ultimate consummation of Reagan-Bush conservatism,
its last act: the most massive shift of financial
power from the private to the public sector since
the New Deal. Rather like the Pope deciding that all
along he really wanted a barmitzvah.
It's a Republican president's job to crash the economy so his billionaire
friends can buy
million dollar business for $100,000. Republicans are "fire sale"
Republicans and oil men just can't make any money with peace and prosperity.
Every time Bush rattled his sabre, a fill-up cost $5 more.
If Democrats would just list the facts they'd never lose another
We got "lucky" this time when the stock market crashed a month before
Had that not happened, the idiot voters might've given McCain the White
Voters are stupid as a bag of hair, but they just might vote their self
somebody would point out how they'd be better off if they did.
"I'm split right down the middle. Each one
has things that are good for me and things that are
bad for me." -- a 50-year-old moron
from Amherst, N.Y.
"It's not race, I'll tell you that. I'm angry
and I'm tired, and I just don't feel it's right that people are losing
their jobs and their homes. I don't trust either one. I really
truly don't know who I will vote for." -- a 63-year-old moron
of Philo, Ohio,
"Who could possibly be undecided at this point?
It's difficult to imagine that, at this late date, a voter could learn
anything dispositive about these two men. In fact, we know them a little too
well. I've had sex with people I know less about." -- John Cloud,
Excerpt: 45% of American Voters1
You are the most important Swing Voter in the
2008 Presidential Election.2
You might be registered as a Latte-Drinking, Biscotti-Munching,
NPR-Pledge-Driving, Commi-Appeasing, Ivy-League-Educated
Liberal, or perhaps you are
a registered Gun-Toting, Bible-Thumping, Squirrel-BBQ-ing,
CEO-Golden-Parachuting, Nazi-Appeasing, Community-College-Educated
But regardless, You certainly never blindly vote
the Party Line. You evaluate each Presidential
Candidate carefully, weighing important qualifications
like who You'd rather get drunk with.
You really don't like all the Partisan bickering
that dominates Political Discourse in this Country,
so You've pretty much tuned out Presidential
Bart, Obama was in Springfield, Mo last
night and my wife and daughter and I went to see him.
The line that formed to get in to see him was
2 miles long. I had to walk down about 3/4 mile to get in line.
I was wearing your WPE shirt and everyone who
saw it either laughed or said it was the best shirt
they had seen all day. In other words it was
a huge hit with the Obama crowd.
The best Obama shirt I saw was "This One Is Voting
For That One".
Anyway, keep hammering, it's almost over.
Excerpt: In the end, "The Bullet," or "Sarge," as McCain
calls his replacement campaign manager Steve Schmidt,
was the one who did the shackling, turning the
vibrant and respected McCain into a shell of his former self.
Schmidt abruptly cut off the oxygen supply to
McCain's brain. No more of the oldest established, permanent
floating crap game of press confabs. No more
audiences that weren't vetted for friendliness. No more of
McCain's trademark insouciant mocking the process
even as he participated in it.
Whether it was the five years he spent in a hole
in Hanoi or just his gregarious makeup, McCain seemed to
feed off of the company of people who interested
him, be it reporters, voters or the pols in his posse, like
Lieberman and Lindsey Graham. Unlike Obama, McCain
always rejected the solitary in favor of the social.
But ever since Schmidt put McCain into a sterile
brig on the trail, the candidate has become a question mark.
Bart, I'm so broke that Capitol One stopped sending
me credit card offers,
but if I don't do this I will regret it for the
rest of my life.
$5 to bartcop.com for every 2004 red state that
turns blue next week.
And another $10 if Sensenbrenner loses his job!
Thanks for being a voice of reason in the wilderness
that these past 8 yrs. have been.
Greg in WI
Greg's talking about Ken's
pledge I hope Obama (and each of us) has a great night on Nov 4th
Subject: Election night pledge
Bart, I'm in for the one buck electoral college
vote for Obama.
Living in Knuckledrag, you need all the help
you can get
Studs Terkel died today and I will miss him.
I think of you as the Okie Studs.
Keep up the good work!
Subject: Election night pledge
Hey Bart, Count me in for the election night
I'll give $1 for every electoral vote Obama gets,
as one poster suggested.
If my math is correct, that produces more $$$
than almost any of the other forms of pledge
posted so far.
The only pledge that has a possibility of beating
that is from the reader who said
he would give $10 for every state Obama wins,
which means Obama conceivably
could rake in $500 for Bartcop if he wins all
50 states (we should only be so lucky!).
Ninjalibrarian (formerly Ann in Philly)
November 4th could turn out to be the Party of the Decade!
Anybody planning to join us in the Live Chat Room?
We will be front and center in Chicago for Page
and company and if they want to
call their show Led Zeppelin that's fine
with me cause 50% of the old band is better than 0%.
If Page, Jones and Bonham are playing, I don't
care if they call themselves "Hanna Montana."
Saw Led Zepplinin Chicago at the Auditorium Theater
back in the early '70's
and we really want to hear The Rain Song again
Dude, good news and bad news:
I have that show and it's terrible - Plant
was sicker than a dog.
The good news is they'll be tons better when
you see them next.
Saw David Gilmour and Richard Wright together
two years ago and I swear to Ja, this big 'ol biker
had tears in the eyes when the band got halfway
through Echoes. Hey.... Waters wasn't there and
Mason wasn't either but DAMN that was a show
like I hadn't seen since the 1970's.
I saw the Waters-less Floyd 3-4 times and loved
Saw them in Cowboys Stadium, no less.
BTW, do you know why Cowboys Stadium has a hole
in the roof?
So God can watch Tony Romo fumble the extra point!
So.... go see Jimmy Page whip the cosmos into
tangible sound waves and if Robert
elects to not be there... his loss, not ours......
Plant probably can't hit the high notes anyway
and Jimmy probably refuses to tune his guitars
down four notes.
Dude, Plant stopped hitting the high notes in
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