Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BLOOMBERG TO SEEK THIRD TERM

According to the New York Times, Mayor Bloomberg will announce on Thursday that he is seeking a third term as Mayor of the City of New York. Bloomberg with the backing of anti term limits leader Ron Lauder is seeking to overturn term limits in New York City, such a move would allow the popular Mayor to run in 2009. The term limits law has been in effect for 15 years and limits the Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President's and City Council members to two four year terms. William Thompson, the current comptroller who intends to run for Mayor next year said, "A backdoor deal undermines the will of New Yorkers," "Democracy is bigger then any one person." Thompson a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor cannot be happy with Bloomberg's plans.
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I personally like Bloomberg and think he has done a great job leading New York City as Mayor. Given the current financial crisis, I think Bloomberg is a good fit for New York City at this critical time. He is widely respected in business and political circles in New York City and beyond. Bloomberg is widely popular and a billionaire, anyone that thinks they can defeat Bloomberg better think again, its going to be difficult to unseat the popular Mayor in 2009.

Obama takes narrow lead in Florida

A new Public Policy Polling Survey has Senator Obama narrowly leading Senator McCain in the key state of Florida, 49% to 46%. Obama leads among independents in the state, 48% to 40%. 64% of Florida voter's say the economy is their top concern and Obama leads, 55% to 40% with those voters.
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Florida is a huge battleground state and it is any ones guess which way the state will go. November 4th all eyes will be on Florida. An Obama win in Florida I think means an Obama Presidency.

Obama gains in Indiana

From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:

A new Survey USA poll in Indiana shows Senator John McCain edges Senator Barack Obama, 48% to 45%. McCain is down 2; Obama is up 1.
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The economy is a big issue in the Midwest with factories shutting down, the credit crunch can be felt in states like Indiana and Ohio. I think Obama narrowly wins both states.

Obama Steps Up!

Is Palin worse than Dan Quayle-Keith Olbermann

Palin: I'm Obama to Biden's McCain

From: tpmtv Sarah Palin interviewed by CBS Katie Couric, September 30, 2008.
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At least we are getting comic relief. This keeps getting more pathetic every time she opens her mouth.


Diageo/Hotline: Obama Surges in Battleground States

From Taegan Goddard;

An early look at today's Diageo/Hotline tracking poll shows Sen. Barack Obama now holds a double-digit lead in key battleground states.

Among registered voters surveyed in Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin and Nevada, Obama tops McCain 50 to 40%. Just a week ago, Obama led 45% to 42%.

The Research 2000 tracking poll has Obama leading 51% to 41%, while Rasmussen has Obama up 51% to 45%.

McLeadership

From: Director4u2c

Palin: I Read All the News

The moron couldn't even name one newspaper she reads. She must have a lot of time on her hands to be able to read all of them. Can't wait to see the Couric interview where she only knew one Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.



Eric Burdon - The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

How dark is the economic horizon

From: Director4u2c If the republicans keep running the show, we will all have to leave the country

Obama 'An American crisis'

From: Director4u2c

Jack Cafferty Not Letting Up On Sarah Palin

From: tpmtv

John McCain: Economic Disaster

From: bravenewfilms
http://therealmccain.com/economy



Allen testifies in Stevens trial

From adn.com;

Jurors today finally got to see and hear for themselves the man at the center of Sen. Ted Stevens corruption trial: Bill Allen, the former chief executive officer of Veco Inc...

Allen, 71, is a key figure in the case against Stevens. The Republican senator is accused of failing to report on his Senate disclosure forms more than $250,000 worth of gifts and home renovations, chiefly from Veco and Allen. Stevens, who is up for re-election Nov. 4, asked for a speedy trial so he'd have the opportunity to clear his name before Election Day.

Allen and former Veco vice president Rick Smith pleaded guilty in May 2007 to bribing state lawmakers as part of an effort to push through an oil production tax favorable to North Slope producers. Both are cooperating with the government. Neither has been sentenced yet.
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Looks like the king of pork is going down. One can only hope.

Howard S. Rich

More On Howard "Howie" Rich From Source Watch;

Rich is a New York real estate magnate who, for more than 30 years, "has steered millions of dollars toward the libertarian causes he has long championed, though he has managed to largely remain under the political radar while doing so. The 66-year-old Republican, who goes by 'Howie, serves as chairman of Americans for Limited Government, a national coalition that works with local groups to 'protect property rights, stop out-of-control government spending, and hold judges accountable to the rule of law'," Read More.

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT FOUNDATION

I recently received the following threatening letter from this right wing group which obviously does not believe in Freedom of Speech. I suspect many of you may also have received it. Do not be intimidated. We must fight on.

AMERICANS FOR
LIMITED GOVERNMENT
FOUNDATION
www.GETLIBERTY.ORG

Recently a new left-wing organization announced that it
would be targeting donors to conservative, free—market
organizations. The major press announcement stated that the

organization intended to engage in such activities as "public
exposure," having "watchdog groups digging through the lives" of
these individuals, and "possible legal trouble."


As someone who has been put through that abuse over the
years, I can tell you from first-hand experience that it is not
fun and not something to take lightly. I have supported groups
and efforts that I believe will push back against the radical I
agenda of the Left. And, I have paid the price for it, in
attacks, slurs and threats.


As a donor to one or more of these organizations and
efforts, you have been able to engage in these activities
without notice, operating in relative obscurity. I am writing
to inform you that this will no longer be the case.


Your name has been put in our database. We are monitoring
all reports of a wide variety of leftist organizations. As your
name appears in subsequent reports, it is our intent to
publicize your involvement in your local community. Should any I
of these organizations be found to be engaged in illegal or
questionable activity, it is our intent to publicize your
involvement with those activities. You should know that
instances of coordinated voter fraud are surfacing all across
America and investigations into possible criminal coordination
are underway.


For your review, I have enclosed a memorandum from our legal counsel.

Sincerely,
Howard Rich
Chairman

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Any one who has received this despicable letter should post it on their blog or post a comment on this fascist organizations' web site.


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Happy Rosh Hashanah

Shana Tovah to all! Happy Rosh Hashanah!

The New York Sun publishes last paper September 30

From Editor Seth Lipsky of the NY Sun;

"It is my duty to report today that Ira Stoll and I and our partners have concluded that the Sun will cease publication. Our last number will be the issue dated September 30, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. I want you to know that Ira, and I, and our partners, explored every possible way to avoid having to cease publication."
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The NY Sun began about seven years ago as a conservative alternative to the New York Times. I personally prefer the New York Times. Anthony Weiner did praise the NY Sun on the floor of the House today.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Jewish Americans for Obama

From: BarackObamadotcom


BIDEN VS PALIN: IT'S GOTTA BE ABOUT JOB CREATION

From: 1stAmendmentVoter

Barney Frank Spanks Republicans for Blaming Speaker Pelosi on Bailout Bill Failure

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG

John and Sarah No Fred and Ginger

From: tpmtv John McCain and Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, September 29, 2008.


Obama-"Parachute" Ad

From: BarackObamadotcom "Parachute" highlights how Obama is fighting to stop the practice of corporate executives giving themselves million dollar golden parachutes while leaving workers high and dry.

Betting on McCain

From: DemRapidResponse

If BS was currency, Sarah Palin could bail out Wall Street by herself.

From: USApersian
http://www.cnn.com/CaffertyFile

Obama leads in Pennsylvania

In the key battleground state of Pennsylvania, Senator Obama leads Senator McCain, 49% to 42% according to a Muhlenberg College poll. Pennsylvania is a key battleground state that Obama must win. Joe Biden who represents neighboring Delaware will most certainly help tilt this key state to Obama.

Atty Gen Pursues Possible Criminal Charges in US Atty Firing

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG


SARAH PALIN UTTERLY UNQUALIFIED! Fareed Zakaria

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG

Obama leads in North Carolina

According to a Public Policy Polling survey Senator Obama leads Senator McCain in North Carolina, 47% to 45%. This is the first time Obama has led McCain in North Carolina. Voter's in North Carolina who put the economy as their top concern favor Obama over McCain 55%-38%.

State Sen. Kay Hagan is in a dead heat with Elizabeth Dole in the US Senate race and Obama's lead will most certainly help Hagan. I can see North Carolina going blue in November.

JOHN MCCAIN'S BAILOUT BLUNDER: FAILED LEADERSHIP

From: 1stAmendmentVoter


McCain takes credit to early

"What Senator McCain was able to do was to help bring all of the parties to the table, including the House Republicans, whose votes were needed to pass this."

----McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt who appeared on "Meet the Press" Sunday

We all know now that the bill did not pass and about two thirds of House Republicans voted against the bill. The Republican nominee for President didn't have the power or influence to win over House Republicans and pass this important bill. McCain flew to DC Thursday sat in the meeting and didn't say a word. Then he emerges as though he has saved the day and this bill is a done deal. Now the bill fails and the Dow drops 777 points. McCain doesn't have a clue as to what is going on and doesn't have the leadership to be President.

Barack Obama: "Stay Calm" Solutions on the Economy

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama urged calm as he called for a bi-partisan effort to pass a rescue bill for our nation's faltering economy. Spoken in Westminster, CO September 29th, 2008.

House defeats bailout bill;Dow drops 777

From the AP;

"In a vote that shook the government, Wall Street markets and markets around the world, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, leaving both parties and the Bush administration struggling to pick up the pieces. The Dow Jones Industrial plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day."
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133 Republicans voted against the bill claiming the voted "nay" on the bill because of a partisan speech given by the House Speaker. Essentially the Speaker hurt Republican House member's feeling's so they voted against a bill that could have rescued our markets and put ease in the minds of investor's and retiree's who live off of stock market dividends. The Speaker did give a partisan speech but the Speaker is right the failed economic policies of the last eight years and deregulation imposed by Republicans who controlled Congress for 12 years have put our nation in this economic situation.

Who's to blame for the mortgage meltdown?

From: reidblog The right is having a field day blaming the poor, minorities, and the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act.) But who's really to blame for the Wall Street crisis?



SARAH PALIN MORON

Sunday, September 28, 2008

CNN Laughs It Up Over Sarah Palin Interview

From: tpmtv Segment from CNN's Late Edition, September 28, 2008


Obama's National Lead Grows

From Taegan Goddard;

The latest Gallup tracking poll shows Sen. Barack Obama opening up an eight point lead over Sen. John McCain, 50% to 42%. It's "just one point shy of his strongest showing of the year."

Meanwhile, Nate Silver reviews the national tracking polls and concludes Obama "has as large a lead in the election as he's held all year. But there is much less time left on the clock than there was during other Obama periods of strength, such as in February, mid-June or immediately following the Democratic convention. This is a very difficult combination of circumstances for" McCain

Sarah Palin-Post Turtle

This was Fowarded to me and I had to share.


While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Palin .

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Palin is a 'Post Turtle'".

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle".

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, and she doesn't know what to do while she's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with".


Barack Obama on the Debates in Greensboro, NC

From: BarackObamadotcom Obama spoke to a crowd of 20,000 about John's McCain's debate performance and failure to mention the middle class in last night's debate.


MCCAIN SUPPORTER LINDSEY GRAHAM: "I'M TIRED"

From: 1stAmendmentVoter

SARAH PALIN CONTRADICTS MCCAIN...AGAIN

From: 1stAmendmentVoter

McCain on George Stephanopoulos - Lobbyist ties

For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling

From N.Y. Times:

Senator John McCain was on a roll. In a room reserved for high-stakes gamblers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, he tossed $100 chips around a hot craps table. When the marathon session ended around 2:30 a.m., the Arizona senator and his entourage emerged with thousands of dollars in winnings.

A lifelong gambler, Mr. McCain takes risks, both on and off the craps table. He was throwing dice that night not long after his failed 2000 presidential bid, in which he was skewered by the Republican Party’s evangelical base, opponents of gambling. Mr. McCain was betting at a casino he oversaw as a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and he was doing so with the lobbyist who represents that casino, according to three associates of Mr. McCain. Read More..

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Republican Congressman Feeney in a dead heat in Florida

Republican Congressman Tom Feeney surrounded in controversy because of a golf trip to Scotland paid for by Jack Abramoff leads a former Florida State Representative by 1 point according to a new poll. Hamilton&Beattie has Feeney leading Suzanne Kosmas, 43% to 42%. Kosmas is up %5 in the new poll while Feeney is down 8%. Sounds to me like where going to clean House in November.

Dole trails Hagan in North Carolina

Rasmussen has Democratic state Senator Kay Hagan leading Republican US Senator Elizabeth Dole, 48% to 45% in North Carolina. Hagan is a state senator, Dole is a political giant in the GOP and she trails. This is good news for Hagan.

Wheres Palin?

Andrew Sullivan points out that after the Presidential debate last night Joe Biden was all over the cable networks, while Sarah Palin was no where to be found. Come to think of it, Sullivan is right. We didn't see Palin on cable news last night advocating for her man but Biden was out there front and center leaping strong praise on Obama. Makes me wonder if Palin will show up Thursday night? God, I hope so, I need a good hearty laugh.

Obama leads McCain

These polls were taken before last night's Presidential debate but they look good for Obama.


Diageo/Hotline: Obama 48%, McCain 43%

Gallup: Obama 49%, McCain 44%

Rasmussen: Obama 50%, McCain 44%

Research 2000: Obama 49%, McCain 43%


I think the bottom line is that Obama is up by 5 nationally. In Florida, Obama maintains a slight lead or is in a dead heat with McCain. I think the economy is going to be the defining issue and on the economy, Obama clearly wins. Let's not forget that in 1992 we had a big foreign policy President running against a populist Governor who ran on the economy. The economy wasn't in good shape back in '92, not as bad as now, but things were pretty bad. Who won? The populist Governor and he won on the economy.

Senate Republican Leader in a tight race

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford in the race for his Kentucky Senate seat. A Journal Bluegrass poll has McConnell and Lunsford tied at 41% among likely voters. A Lunsford victory in Kentucky would most certainly help Democrats inch towards reaching 60 in the Senate and would also end the political career of the most powerful Republican in the Senate.
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Earlier in the year I wrote about McConnell's troubles in KY. Honestly I didn't think McConnell would be in trouble since Ben Chandler and Dan Mongiardo decided not to run. Lunsford is a health care executive and I think would be a good Senator.

Obama Rips McCain For Singing "Bomb Bomb Iran"

From: tpmtv From the first presidential debate, Sept. 26, 2008.


Fact Checking the Debate: McCain Lies and Lies

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive


McCain is Delusional on His Record with Veterans

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive

Kissinger: Open direct Iran talks

From UPI.com, 9/16/08;

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says the United States should begin direct negotiations with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program.

Kissinger, speaking Monday at George Washington University along with four other former U.S. State Department secretaries, said the next president should initiate high-level discussions with Iran "without conditions," ABC News reported.

Kissinger Does Support Talks without Preconditions

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive Kissinger Does Support Talks without Preconditions. He supports high level talks without preconditions but with preparation in the sense you tell Iran before hand what you want to come out of the talks. Then you go in. Obama was right and McCain and Kissinger are back pedaling. Couric confirmed this about a week ago.



Obama-"Zero" Ad

From: BarackObamadotcom "Zero" highlights how many times McCain mentioned the middle class in the first Presidential Debate .


Paul Newman Tribute

Paul Newman Dies

The A.P. reports that the greatest actor of my generation has died. Newman was also a great humanatarian and a civil rights activist.


Newman had a soft spot for underdogs in real life, giving tens of millions to charities through his food company and setting up camps for severely ill children. Passionately opposed to the Vietnam War, and in favor of civil rights, he was so famously liberal that he ended up on President Nixon's "enemies list," one of the actor's proudest achievements, he liked to say.Read More.

Joe Biden on Debate McCain is mean and Out Of Touch

Jack Cafferty Tells Us How He Really Feels About Sarah Palin

From: tpmtv

Debate Reactions

Debate Analysis;

John Nichols: But the focus on the war in Iraq, a war that most Americans think was a mistake and want to see finished, means that -- while the night saw no knockout blows -- it was Obama who got the debate he wanted and needed.

The New Republic: TPM has the internals of the CNN poll of debate-watchers, which had Obama winning overall by a margin of 51-38. The poll suggests that Obama is opening up a gap on connectedness, while closing a gap on readiness.

Politico: “John McCain could have lost this race tonight,” said CNN Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “I’d say a tie is a good thing for the guy who was behind.”

TPM: Okay, we thought that McCain had a slight upper hand tonight (though we also said it wasn't a game changer, which is basically another way of saying that McCain didn't do what he had to). But the initial polls suggest that viewers give the nod to Obama in a big way.

Progressive Daily Beacon: POST-DEBATE POLL: UNCOMMITTED VOTERS SAY OBAMA WON DEBATE, THEIR OPINION OF OBAMA IMPROVED

Joe Klein: Obama did everything he had to do, with few if any mistakes. I thought McCain did less so. The early snap polling seems to agree with me, but I'd caution against taking those too seriously.

Steve Benen,Washington Monthly: Depending on your perspective and scorecard, most observers seem to think either Obama won a narrow victory in the debate, or McCain won a narrow victory. It's worth remembering, though, that the larger political context suggests neither result gave McCain what he needed.

Eugene Robinson,W.P.: Here’s the politically incorrect way of phrasing one of the central questions about tonight’s presidential debate: Did John McCain come across as too much of a grumpy old man?

Friday, September 26, 2008

FREEP LIST FOR TONIGHT'S DEBATE

DAILY KOS has links up of news outlets who are conducting who won the debate polls. Go to their site and vote Obama in as many as you can. Link.

Presidential Debate: The Right Judgment in Iraq

At the presidential debate at the University of Mississippi, Barack Obama discusses his and John McCain's judgment about the war in Iraq


Obama-Blueprint for Change: Foreign Policy

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack outlines his policy positions on Iraq, Iran, the fight against terrorism, nuclear proliferation, expanding our armed forces and energy independence. http://www.barackobama.com/...




Letterman-McCain-Day 2

From: hidnusr Letterman-McCain, night two cutup. Brutal dissection of John McCain.


Begala Calls Bush "High-Functioning Moron"

Palin Accepted $25,000 in Gifts, Alaska Records Show

By James V. Grimaldi and Robert O'Harrow Jr.Washington Post Staff Writers ;


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has made a crackdown on gift-giving to state officials a centerpiece of her ethics reform agenda, has accepted gifts valued at $25,367 from industry executives, municipalities and a cultural center whose board includes officials from some of the largest mining interests in the state, a review of state records shows.


The 41 gifts Palin accepted during her 20 months as governor include honorific tributes, expensive artwork and free travel for a family member. They also include more than $2,500 in personal items from Calista, a large Alaska native corporation with a variety of pending state regulatory and budgetary issues, and a gold-nugget pin valued at $1,200 from the city of Nome, which lobbies on municipal, local and capital budget matters, documents show.Read More.

McCain's Adjustable Debate Standard

From MOJOBLOG


"We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved," John McCain said on Wednesday, explaining his decision to suspend his campaign and not participate in the first presidential debate. A McCain aide told Reuters, "If the package is reached and the country is saved, there will be a debate. But if there's no deal, how can you get on a plane...for a debate?"

On Friday morning, McCain's campaign released this statement:

He is optimistic that there has been significant progress toward a bipartisan agreement now that there is a framework for all parties to be represented in negotiations, including Representative Blunt as a designated negotiator for House Republicans. The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the Senator will travel to the debate this afternoon.
Note the adjustment in standards. First, the McCain camp said deal or no debate. Two days later, the position was, negotiations are under way so let's debate. Was this change an act of decisive leadership or a necessary political flip-flop? Maybe Jim Lehrer, the moderator of Friday night's debate, can ask him that.

Obama grabs the leads in Virginia

They said he needed Gov. Tim Kaine to win the Commonwealth of Virginia, well maybe not. A new poll has Barack Obama leading John McCain in Virginia, 50% to 45%. McCain is losing ground in this critical swing state. Mark Warner is way ahead of Jim Gilmore in the U.S. Senate race and the Wall Street crunch has put the economy front and center. This once Republican state has been treading Democrat since 2001. It started with Warner's election as Governor, followed by Kaine's election as Governor, then Jim Webb defeated George Allen and now Obama and Warner look poised to win VA.


Virginia, Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, Iowa, Colorado, all turning blue, I feel change coming!!!!

The Daily Show Recap Week Of 9/23

Meet Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson is a wealthy Orlando attorney, in a few weeks, Alan Grayson could be Congressman-elect, District 8, Florida. Grayson is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has served as a judge's assistant at the DC Circuit Court of appeals and has worked with Judge's Ginsburg, Bork, Scalia, and Starr, he also worked in Judge Ginsburg's husband's law firm. He has filed lawsuit against Iraq contractors and won a large case when a federal jury in Virginia order Custer Battles to return $10 million to the federal government. Grayson is a businessman and attorney who will serve the Orlando area effectively in the Hall's of Congress. The incumbent Republican Ric Keller squeaked by in the GOP primary and is vulnerable. Grayson can beat Keller. Visit www.graysonforcongress.com This is a Republican seat Democrat's can win.

Next Generation Veterans for Obama

From: BarackObamadotcom (less info)
Next Generation Veterans for Obama is a group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who support Barack Obama for the presidency. Veterans from all generations have expressed support for Barack Obama

RICE ADMITS BUSH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS DISCUSSED TORTURE

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Senior Bush administration officials held a series of meetings in the White House in 2002 and 2003 to discuss allowing the CIA to use harsh interrogation methods on Al Qaeda detainees, according to a written statement Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently provided to Senate investigators. Rices written response to investigators on the Senate Armed Services Committee marks the first time a high-ranking White House official has formally acknowledged the White House discussions, which led to the CIAs use of waterboarding and other coercive methods...



POLLS SHOW OBAMA UP BY 9: WILL MISSISSIPPI CLOSE THE DEAL?

From: 1stAmendmentVoter


SARAH PALIN - YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID

From: sleekdark


Airport Security (George Carlin)

Missouri is too close to call

Missouri once considered a battleground state turned safe state for McCain is once again a battleground state. McCain leads Obama in Missouri, 47% to 46%. Missouri is a Christan state and it was thought that Palin would help deliver this critical mid western state. On the other hand Claire McCaskill is very popular in MO and is a key Obama surrogate. Jay Nixon, the Democratic candidate for Govenror of MO is running ahead in polls and poised to win in Nov. They say all politics is local and a Nixon win in the Governor's race could help tilt MO for Obama. One thing is for sure, this is not a position the McCain camp want's to be in.

McCain will attend debate

Reversing an earlier decision Sen. McCain will attend tonight's debate in Mississippi. McCain earlier this week suspended his campaign and indicated that he would not participate in the debate. McCain indicated that he was needed in Washington until a resolution could be reached on the bailout issue. I guess since McCain doesn't have a clue as to what is going on in Washington, well, what the hell, why not give the debate a crack. That being said I am pleased that McCain is participating. I am hopeful that tonight's debate which is suppose to center of foreign policy will instead move in the direction of economic policy which is the issue of the day.

Couric Presses Palin: PALIN MAKES BUSH LOOK LIKE EINSTEIN

Sarah Palin is becoming a comedy routine. I feel like I am watching Saturday night live.


McCain's All In Bet on the Stupidity of the American People

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG


WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

The A.P. reports that;

As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks — Washington Mutual Inc. — has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized WaMu on Thursday, and then sold the thrift's banking assets to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $1.9 billion.

Seattle-based WaMu, which was founded in 1889, is the largest bank to fail by far in the country's history. Its $307 billion in assets eclipse the $40 billion of Continental Illinois National Bank, which failed in 1984, and the $32 billion of IndyMac, which the government seized in July.

This mess is a direct result of the policies of Bush/McCain, Phil Gramm et. al. No wonder Mcstupid doesn't want to show up at a debate. Why not send Sarah?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain didn't even read Treasury Proposal

From Taegan Goodards Political Wire;

"Though Senator John McCain says the nation's current financial crisis requires "all hands on deck" because "the whole future of the American economy is in danger", he admitted in an interview in Cleveland on Tuesday that he hasn't even read the Bush administration's proposed rescue plan that was unveiled over the weekend."

It gets better, Political Wire reports that McCain has not introduced any housing or banking bills in the 110th Congress while Obama has introduced five.
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This should come as no surprise since McCain has already admitted that he does not understand the economy and McCain thinks the economy is in good shape. The man is so out of touch.

Palin To 'Get Back' To Couric About McCain And Regulations

This insipid moron could actually end up as our President. I keep thinking its just a bad dream. She has no clue as to what she is talking about. Scary.


Colbert Mocks McCain, Suspends Show

McCain and Bush's playbook

From: Director4u2c McCain campaign a sad state of human events...


McCain: Desperate Times

From: Director4u2c

This All Started With The KEATING FIVE! Sen Boxer

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG

FightTheSmears.com: Fight Back with the Truth!

From: BarackObamadotcom Visit www.fightthesmears.com to get the facts on lies and smear rumors about Barack Obama.



Lobbyist Problem Plagues McCain Campaign

McCain- Campaign Over Country

The McCain campaign is coming apart at the seams. It is in full panic mode.

David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign

Alaska Rep. Accuses McCain-Palin Campaign of Witness Tampering

From The Public Record;

An Alaska Democratic state lawmaker has written a letter to a state trooper official calling for an investigation into possible witness tampering related to the state's ethics probe of Gov. Sarah Palin by people working for or close to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign.

In a letter Wednesday to Alaska state trooper director Audie Holloway, Democratic Rep. Les Gara accused the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain of intimidating witnesses and/or pressuring people close to Palin, McCain’s vice presidential running mate, not to comply with subpoenas seeking testimony about whether Palin improperly fired her public safety commissioner. Read More.

John Stewart On Sarah Palin

John Stewart-McCain Suspends Campaign

Joe Biden: McCain is not just wrong, he is Dangerously Wrong

From: Director4u2c Joe Biden, just keeps tearing up McCain. It is a beautiful thing...BEAUTIFUL THING...

McCain is 72. He's had cancer 4 times.

From: bravenewpac John McCain is 72 and has had recurring melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.Urge PBS' Jim Lehrer to ask McCain about his health records during Friday's debate:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/letters.html


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain Talking Points Accidentally Sent To Media

From PolitickerCO.com;

McCain announced Wednesday that he directed his campaign to suspend Friday night's presidential debate between him and Democratic nominee Barack Obama and will suspend all campaigning and advertising.

The talking points were accidentally sent out to members of the Colorado press early Wednesday afternoon by McCain spokesperson Tom Kise.










Witch Doctor-Shout Out To Sarah Palin

Video from Galokot

Sarah Palin's Witchdoctor

Obama surges

Fox News which had Sen. McCain ahead by 3 points earlier this month now has Sen. Obama leading McCain, 45% to 39%. Obama is going to win this election on the economy. Obama has demonstrated true leadership on this issue and though I don't believe Obama has all the answers, Obama realizes that "the fundamentals of our economy" are NOT strong. Obama realizes that people are losing their homes, jobs, health insurance, life savings. Older Americans are worried about stocks and investments. We go to bed at night now knowing if we'll have a 401k savings the next day. America is desperate for leadership and that is why I truly believe that Obama is going to win. With four weeks left, I think things just get better for Obama.

SURVEY USA: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SHOULD GO ON AS SCHEDULED!

From: 1stAmendmentVoter SURVEY USA POLL: The first debate between John McCain and Barack Obama is scheduled to take place in two days. Should the debate be held as scheduled? Should the debate be held, but the format changed to focus on the economy? Or, should the debate be postponed?

Hold as scheduled: 50% Hold with focus on economy: 36% Postpone: 10%http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollR...

In what can only be described as the most desperate political move in modern presidential history, John McCain is proving that he is wholly unfit to lead our country. I hope David Letterman is not the only one with a national stage to speak the truth about this. McCain is scared out of his mind and this hoax only solidifies the point. The McCain/Palin ticket is plummeting in the polls, the Davis/Freddie Mac scandal is reaching a fever pitch, theyre trying to keep Palin locked in a bubble and more and more Republicans are becoming furious with the way this sham of a campaign is being run.


Obama leads in five key states

A new Marist College Poll has Sen. Obama ahead in five key battleground states:


Iowa: Obama 51%, McCain 41%


Michigan: Obama 52%, McCain 43%


New Hampshire: Obama 51%, McCain 45%


Ohio: Obama 47%, McCain 45%


Pennsylvania: Obama 49%, McCain 44%
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This is crunch time. Another week we are in Oct and four weeks from the general. State's that McCain led in are now a dead heat or Obama leads. I predicted Obama would be ahead at this point and I think the lead grows in the next week or two. As an Obama supporter I could not be more excited about this election. YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL WIN!

What McCain did is just Weird! Odd! Sen Schumer

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG
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Mcstupid is desperate. His poll numbers are diving so he pulls this political stunt. To Top it off he is attempting to avoid a debate which would give him the opportunity to discuss his ideas. Of course he doesn't have any.


John McCain Lies About Rick Davis Lobbying For Fannie Mae

From: jedreport

http://www.newsweek.com/id/... http://www.nytimes.co...
http://www.newsweek.com/id/160561

Hardball Sideshow: Just too funny...

From: Director4u2c

Obama: Debate is 'More Important Than Ever'

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama gave a Press Avail in Clearwater, Florida on September 24, 2008. Watch his remarks and answers to reporters' questions.


Letterman Brutalizes John McCain For Cancellations

From: 1stAmendmentVoter David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy.Then in the middle of the taping, Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric. Dave even cut over to the live video of the interview, and said, Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?He cant run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, putin your second string quarterback, Sarah Palin. Where is she?What are you going to do if youre elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? Weve got a guy like that now! (George Bush)In what can only be described as the most desperate political move in modern presidential history, John McCain is proving that he is wholly unfit to lead our country. I hope David Letterman is not the only one with a national stage to speak the truth about this. McCain is scared out of his mind and this hoax only solidifies the point. The McCain/Palin ticket is plummeting in the polls, the Davis/Freddie Mac scandal is reaching a fever pitch, theyre trying to keep Palin locked in a bubble and more and more Republicans are becoming furious with the way John McCain's sham of a campaign is being run.


Blockbuster: McCain Campaign Manager Davis & Freddie Money

From: 1stAmendmentVoter One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month to a firm owned by Senator John McCains campaign manager from the end of 2005 through last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The disclosure contradicts a statement Sunday night by Mr. McCain that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had no involvement with the company for the last several years. Mr. Daviss firm received the payments from the company, Freddie Mac, until it was taken over by the government this month along with Fannie Mae.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Political Implosion Of John McCain

McCain Loses His Head

Must read By George Will in The washington Post. The intellectual conservatives such as Will are now doing what the Democrats should be doing, openly discussing McCain's character flaws which make him unfit to be President.

Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama.....

Conservatives who insist that electing McCain is crucial usually start, and increasingly end, by saying he would make excellent judicial selections. But the more one sees of his impulsive, intensely personal reactions to people and events, the less confidence one has that he would select judges by calm reflection and clear principles, having neither patience nor aptitude for either.

It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?

The Palin Record, Be afraid, be very very afraid

From: Director4u2c Palin will help McCain put the nails in the coffin of the United States of America.

Obama Destination" Ad

From: BarackObamadotcom

CNN: McCain Lies About Obama's Plan For Financial Crisis

From: jedreport

Obama: This Plan Cannot Be A Wall Street Welfare Program"

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Barack Obama: This plan cannot be a welfare program for Wall St. executives. The power to spend $700 billion dollars of taxpayer money cannot be left to the discretion of one man no matter who he is or what party he is from. I have great respect for Secretary Paulson, but he cannot act alone.Unlike John McCain, who hasnt held a press conference in 41 days, Barack Obama faced the press today to respond to Paulson and Bernankes testimony on the proposed $700 billion Wall St. bailout. The Democratic candidate laid out clearly his short-term and long-term goals, and even took questions from the press afterwards. Thats what we call real leadership, McCain.

Howard Dean: John McCain "hot-headed...irascible"

From: jedreport, From 9/23/08, MSNBC


Joe Biden in Woodbridge, VA

From: BarackObamadotcom Joe Biden talks about John McCain's support for corporate tax loopholes.

Government Bailouts

From Taegan Goddard;

"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself."

The 2008 Republican Party Platform, adopted earlier this month.

NBC poll has Obama ahead in Florida

A new NBC Mason/Dixon poll has Democratic nominee Barack Obama ahead of Republican nominee John McCain in the key swing state of Florida. The poll shows Obama leading McCain, 47% to 45%. Obama leads in the critical Tampa Bay area, 49% to 43%. McCain leads, 49% to 43% among Hispanic voters, a bloc McCain needs in order to even compete in Florida. McCain's lead among seniors is, 48% to 44%, that lead will not help McCain secure a win in this senior state.
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It's often said as Florida goes, the nation goes. Well as the Tampa Bay/I-4 area goes, the state of Florida goes. Right now Obama is leading in the Tampa Bay area, much in part I believe because the Tampa Bay area has suffered tremendously from the housing crunch. Thousands of homes in the area are under foreclosure. I would also point out this is an up and coming area with young people who are going to tend to favor Obama. For the Obama camp, I would say Florida is very much within reach.

Monday, September 22, 2008

John McCain's Age Card

From: barelypolitical


CNN: Under Palin, Wasilla Charged Rape Victims For Exams

From: jedreport :

CONSERVATIVES BANKRUPT: RECORD BREAKING INCOMPETENCE

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Republicans. Conservatives. This is the most massive federal government in the history of the United States. With the most massive federal debt - ever. With the most massive turnaround from the Clinton Surplus ($155 Billion) to the Bush record Deficit ($500 Billion). The national debt is an astronomical $10 TRILLION dollars! And the Republican Party says "Give us 4 more years". Judging by the last 8, a Republican in the White House is the last thing America needs in the next 4 years...


Barack Obama: Reforming Washington

From: BarackObamadotcom At a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Barack Obama outlines his plans for instituting economic reform.



Bush approval at 19%

As President Bush prepares to leave office in a few months, his approval rating continues to drop meaning he could leave with the lowest approval rating of any President. According to American Research Group, 19% approve of the job Bush is doing while 76% disapprove. Ask about the economy and 17% approval while 78% disapprove.

Democrat leads in Alaska House race

Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young defeated Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell for the Republican nomination for Young's Congressional seat however the Congressman trails former state House Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz. Berkowitz leads Young, 53% to 39%

Berkowitz is headed to the House, Begich is headed to the Senate and Palin is headed back to the Governor's Mansion. At least Alaska will have strong leadership in the House and Senate.

New Mexico Senate race: Democrat favored

The Democratic candidate in the New Mexico Senate race is heavily favored according to new polls. Congressman Tom Udall leads Congressman Steve Pearce, 56% to 41%. Udall has been running strong in New Mexico for sometime. Tom Udall will be a great Senator for New Mexico.

Stevens trails in Alaska

Democratic US Senate candidate Mark Begich leads embattled Republican Senator Ted Stevens in the Alaska US Senate race, 50% to 44%. Stevens is a longtime US Senator facing corruption investigations and looks like he is going down to defeat in November. Beating Stevens will be a huge victory for Democrats and will increase Democratic control in the Senate.

Research 2000:North Carolina deadheat

According to a Research 2000 poll North Carolina is a dead heat. McCain and Obama are deadlocked with 46% each in a Republican state that is now considered a swing state. Kerry-Edwards lost North Carolina in 2004 even though Edwards was the senior Senator from North Carolina and Richard Burr won the race for Edwards Senate seat. This time around Senator Elizabeth Dole is in a dead heat with a state Senator and Obama could win this GOP state. Also Bev Purdue is way ahead in the race for Gov. and outgoing Gov. Mike Easley is very popular in NC. Among voters concerned about the economy Obama leads 58% to 34%.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

OBAMA SLAM DUNKS MCCAIN: "FUNDAMENTAL DEREGULATOR"

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Obama: He calls himself fundamentally a deregulator, when reckless deregulation and lack of oversight is a big part of the problem. And heres the really scary part. Now this Great Deregulator wants to turn his attention to health care.He wrote in the current issue of a magazine - the current issue - that we need to open up health care to - quote - more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking. Thats right, John McCain says he wants to do for health care what Washington has done for r banking. Think about what that means.The failed Bush-McCain economic philosophy have wreaked havoc on the lives of ordinary Americans...


"I'M JOHN McCAIN & I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE"

Saturday Night Live

ABC Panel Tears Into McCain

From: jedreport

When a Conservative of George Will's stature rips Mcstupid you know hes' in trouble.

JOHN MCCAIN'S ECONOMIC POLICY

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Deregulation. Deregulation. Deregulation. 3 decades in Washington. And now John McCain is asking for 4 more years so he can give you more of what we have been getting the past 8 years, namely MORE MISERY, more pain, more failure...


Paulson resists calls for added help in bailout

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer;

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is resisting a Democratic push to add additional help for households to the $700 billion bailout bill.

Paulson resisted suggestions being made by Democrats that the program be changed to include further relief for homeowners facing mortgage foreclosures and to include an additional $50 billion stimulus effort. Some Democrats have also suggested capping compensation of executives at firms who get the bailout help.

Typical of the Republicans. A taxpayer bailout for the predators who got us into this mess, your people Johnny boy, and no help for the victims who are being financially decimated.

How Many Cars to You Own?

From Taegan Goddard;

Newsweek checked vehicle registration records for both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama and found that when you include the candidates' spouses, McCain owns 13 cars, Obama 1.

Research 2000: Obama Catches McCain in Florida

From Taegan Goddard;

Sen. Barack Obama has pulled virtually even with Sen. John McCain in Florida, according to a new Research 2000 poll.

McCain now just barely edges Obama 46% to 45%.

Said pollster Del Ali: "It's competitive, no question, and obviously the economy is the top issue. What took place on Wall Street this week helped Obama in Florida. His numbers went up with each day we polled. For him to win Florida, it's obviously important for the economy to stay the top issue."

AR Preacher Alamo caught in Child Porn Scandle

This hypocritical fraud is going down this time. John McCain will probably be seeking his endorsement to add to that of Hagee


John McCain's 1929: the sequel

Another great video From the incomparable reidblog
John McCain was born six years after the stock market crash of 1929 ... but his economic philosophy was alive and kicking during the Hoover years. Plus: remember the Keating Five?


OBAMANOMICS: "PROSPERITY FROM THE BOTTOM-UP"

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Bush-McCainonomics: Give More (taxcuts)to those with the Most and hope that prosperity will "Trickle-Down" to the rest of America. Well, the Wall Street Meltdown should be proof to everyone in America that it doesn't work. Even worse, the profits were private - while the rich were getting richer, the middle class was getting nothing. And now, when the rich have to take a loss - what happens? The government steps in and the rest of America, middle class America, poor America, the taxpayers - we get to pay the cost for the rich! Does that sound like a good thing to do for the next 4 years! Of course not, but that's what John McCain is offering Americans - 4 more years of the SAME failed George Bush economic policies: Deregulation, tax cuts and bailouts. In the words of McCain's VP - "Thanks, but NO thanks!" No way, No how, No McCain, No Palin!


Joe Biden: Castlewood, Virginia

From: BarackObamadotcom In Castlewood, Virginia Joe Biden challenged John McCain on his quote that he wants to do for health care what he did for the banks- open up the market for less regulation for corporations resulting in less protection for Americans.


MCCAIN-PALIN: YEAH, THAT'S THE TICKET!

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Moose Stew. 100 dollars contributions. The money is rolling in for...the Alaska Special Olympics...Olbermann pays 100 bucks for every lie told by Governor Palin. At this rate, the Special Olympics is gonna have one big party on November 4!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ted Stevens:Crook

Sarah Palin,No Sympathy For Rape Victims

McCain,Bush-The Same

Kathleen Sebelius introduces Barack Obama

From: BarackObamadotcom Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius, introduced Barack Obama at a Women for Change Rally in Daytona Beach, FL on September 20th, 2008.


McCain's Top Energy Expert In U.S. Babels Incoherently

From: jedreport Who is a bigger joke? Palin or McCain?

Obama opens wide lead in Iowa

A new SurveyUSA poll shows Sen. Obama leading Sen. McCain, 54% to 43%. Obama leads among women in Iowa, ties with McCain among men, leads with younger voters and senior voters. Obama leads among white voters and 11% of Republicans plan to vote for Obama. A win in Iowa would be a big win for Obama.

MCCAIN'S ECONOMIC ADVISERS: BUSH-KEATING-GRAMM-FIORINA-BLACK

From: 1stAmendmentVoter 3.4 BILLION DOLLARS. That's how much money taxpayers lost when John McCain's mentor, Charles Keating, Licoln Savings & Loan, went bankrupt. Of course, the taxpayer paid for the McCain bailout. Deregulation. McCain didn't learn his lesson then. Now we have to teach McCain a lesson before it's too late. Vote Obama-Biden on November 4. Let's teach McCain a lesson, before him and his economic advisers - Phil Gramm, Carly Fiorina, Charlie Black, & Rick Davis, ruin America and turn us into a Third World nation...

OBAMA AD "MCCAIN HAS PANICKED" & THE "SILENCE IS DEAFENING"

From: 1stAmendmentVoter Economy. It's the Economy. And McCain has panicked...He's gone from saying: "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" to "the American worker is strong" to "it's all Obama's fault"...McCain is literally out of touch, insulated from reality by his 7 houses worth 13 million, his millionaire wife, and his deregulation economic advisers. And Sarah Palin, cute but clueless (and a liar too)...Obama-Biden '08

Women set to blitz for Obama

From Detroit Free Press, freep.com;

They were the sisterhood of traveling pantsuits -- the women who blitzed the country pushing Sen. Hillary Clinton's bid for president.....

"I want to invite you to take part in something that continues the historic journey that you have made with me," Clinton told about 1,000 supporters in a conference call Friday.

"I am asking all of you to hit the phones, hit the road and spread the word that we must elect Barack Obama," she said.

The Hillary Sent Me push will have the Clinton supporters traveling to seven battleground states, including Michigan, each weekend until the election to convince voters to support Democrats on Nov. 4.