Friday, October 31, 2008

Women Say No To Palin





Jonathan Alter on Countdown

Ken Duberstein Slams McCain For Picking Palin

From: DailyKosTV


Chuck Hagel-A Republican You Can Respect

Great Article in this week's New Yorker on Chuck Hagel : Odd Man Out Chuck Hagel’s Republican exile by Connie Bruck


In 1967, when Hagel was twenty-one, he and his brother Tom received draft notices and volunteered to go to Vietnam. Eventually, they were assigned to the same unit, and they served together for ten months in the jungles of the Mekong Delta. In “America: Our Next Chapter,” a book he published earlier this year, Hagel describes how Tom saved his life, stanching the blood after shrapnel pierced his chest. A few weeks later, he saved Tom’s life, after their armored personnel carrier hit a land mine. Chuck, his own body aflame, dragged his unconscious brother from the vehicle just before it exploded. Chuck received two Purple Hearts; Tom received three, and a Bronze Star....

I was speaking with Hagel in early October, shortly before the second Presidential debate. He mentioned that Obama had just called him, and among the many things they discussed was Afghanistan. “Here we are, in a situation where we all agree that the mountain range between Afghanistan and Pakistan represents the biggest threat to our security and the world’s security, where the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and terrorist groups are reconstituting,” Hagel said. “Pakistan is right on the brink. Yet we do not have enough force structure to put into the location that represents the greatest threat to our security. Why is that? Because of a fatal, fatal error”—the decision to go into Iraq and then to commit an even greater number of troops in the surge. “It has consumed our capacity to deal with anything else in the world. It won’t be until sometime next year that you’re going to be able to give more troops to General McKiernan”—the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan—“whom poor Governor Palin in her debate kept referring to as General McClellan.” Hagel chuckled, and added that that war “was a while back.”....

But, Hagel said, he’s been “very disappointed” by McCain’s campaign. “He gave one unifying speech and then has spent fifty million dollars to destroy his opponent.” Hagel may be the only senior Republican elected official who has publicly criticized McCain’s choice of Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. “I don’t believe she’s qualified to be President of the United States,” Hagel told me. “The first judgment a potential President makes is who their running mate is—and I don’t think John made a very good selection.” He scoffed at McCain’s attempts to portray her as an experienced politician. “To try to make the excuse that she looks out her window and sees Russia—and that she’s commander of the Alaska National Guard.” He added, “There is no question that this candidate is arguably the thinnest-résumé candidate for Vice-President in the history of America.”
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There is no question in my mind that when Obama wins Hagel will be either his Secretary Of Defense or State. VOTE!!!

Buddy Holly And The Crickets Not Fade Away

The Orignal. Buddy still Rocks.


Rolling Stones - Not fade away 1964

The Stones great cover of Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away. Had Buddy not tragically died 50 years ago he would have evolved into an enduring composer and Blues-Rock Artist.

Sarah Palin Drags Down McCain

Research 2000: Arizona is Very Tight

From Taegan Goddard:

A new Research 2000 poll in Arizona shows Sen. John McCain beating out Sen. Barack Obama by just one point in his home state, 48% to 47%.

Among the 17% of the sample that actually voted early, Obama leads McCain, 54% to 42%.

Sen. Ted Stevens: I Have Not Been Convicted

From: tpmtv

Mr. Pork is delusional. Wake up call Ted- A Jury Found You guilty of all counts. You may have grounds for appeal based on ineffective representation. You should have plead insanity.


Defense Spending: Palin VS McCain

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive


One in five homeowners with mortgages under water

Reuters:

Nearly one in five U.S. mortgage borrowers owe more to lenders than their homes are worth, and the rate may soon approach one in four as housing prices fall and the economy weakens, a report on Friday shows.

About 7.63 million properties, or 18 percent, had negative equity in September, and another 2.1 million will follow if home prices fall another 5 percent, according to a report by First American CoreLogic.

The data, covering 43 states and Washington, D.C., includes borrowers nationwide, even those who took out mortgages before housing prices began to soar early this decade.

Seven hard-hit states -- Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Ohio -- had 64 percent of all "underwater" borrowers, but just 41 percent of U.S. mortgages.
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The ownership society indeed. A vote for McCain is a vote for more of the same.

Red Sex, Blue Sex

From The New Yorker by Margaret Talbot Why do so many evangelical teen-agers become pregnant?

Another key difference in behavior, Regnerus reports, is that evangelical Protestant teen-agers are significantly less likely than other groups to use contraception. This could be because evangelicals are also among the most likely to believe that using contraception will send the message that they are looking for sex. It could also be because many evangelicals are steeped in the abstinence movement’s warnings that condoms won’t actually protect them from pregnancy or venereal disease. More provocatively, Regnerus found that only half of sexually active teen-agers who say that they seek guidance from God or the Scriptures when making a tough decision report using contraception every time. By contrast, sixty-nine per cent of sexually active youth who say that they most often follow the counsel of a parent or another trusted adult consistently use protection. More.

Joe Biden in Newark, Delaware

From: BarackObamadotcom Joe Biden speaks at his alma mater, The University of Delaware, about the change we need in this country.


Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iowa

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama decries McCain's dishonorable campaigning and speaks about uniting the country in Des Moines, Iowa on October 31, 2008.



Al Gore in Florida

Eagleburger Recants Palin Comments

You always have your foot in your mouth. No one can argue that you are simply stupid. Why else would you support McCain. Obviously someone put their foot up your big fat ass. You were totally incompetent as Sec State. I don't think you should be calling any one else stupid you buffoon.


The Daily Show: Barack Obama

Joe Biden Rallies Arnold, MO, October 30, 2008

From: BarackObamadotcom Hitting hard on the "upside down" McCain-Palin economic policies, Joe Biden fired up the crowd at a rally in Arnold, Missouri



GOTV Ohio

From: BarackObamadotcom On November 4, we will have fireworks or four more years. Sign up to help at http://OH.BarackObama.com/O...


Obama: Choices

From: BarackObamadotcom Our moment to affect history is now. Vote on November 4th, 2008. To find out where your polling place is or how you can help elect Barack Obama the next President of The United States, visit http://BarackObama.com



Barack Obama in Sarasota, Florida

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama spoke about the economic crisis in Sarasota, Florida on October 30, 2008.



Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Virginia

From: BarackObamadotcom Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about how Barack's plans will affect Virginia. For more info, visit http://VA.barackobama.com/V...


WV Vote Flipping Caught on Tape

From: videothevote Video the Vote went to Jackson County, WV, in response to numerous reports of machine vote flipping. To see the entire interview, go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc9Gd5...


Polls: Obama leads McCain by 13 points in NH

From The A.P.

THE POLL: Suffolk University/ WHDH-TV poll, presidential race in New Hampshire (4 electoral votes). Barack Obama, 53 percent, John McCain, 40 percent. Women are supporting Obama by a 60 percent-to-35 percent margin. Obama also leads in all regions of the state and among all age groups.

THE POLL: EPIC-MRA poll conducted for The Detroit News and TV stations WXYZ, WILX, WOOD and WJRT, presidential race in Michigan (17 electoral votes). : Barack Obama, 50 percent, John McCain, 38 percent.

THE POLL: The WISH-TV Indiana Poll, presidential race in Indiana (11 electoral votes). John McCain 47 percent, Barack Obama 47 percent.

THE POLL: Marist Poll, presidential race in Colorado among likely and early voters. (9 electoral votes) Barack Obama 51 percent, John McCain 45 percent.

THE POLL: Marist Poll, presidential race in Virginia among likely voters. (13 electoral votes) Barack Obama 51 percent, John McCain 47 percent.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

McCain in the Membrane

Could McCain Lose Arizona?

Olbermann: McCain Gave $400,000 To Rashid Khalidi

McCain Looks For Joe The Plumber

From: TheYoungTurks

McCain has sold his soul. He is also a senile old bastard who would be a worse and unbelievably a more dangerous President than The Shrub. He would be Cheney unchained.




Frank Rich OnCountdown-10/30/08

Begich leads in Alaska

Democratic US Senate nominee Mark Begich continues to lead embattled disgraced Republican US Senator Ted Stevens in the Alaska US Senate race. According to a Rasmussen poll Begich leads Stevens 52% to 44%.

"I am running for Mayor", Thompson declares

New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson said recently, "I am running for Mayor". The Comptroller indicated that Mayor Bloomberg's plans to overturn term limits and run for a third term will not affect his own plans to run for City's top post. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins supports Thompson in his 2009 bid for Mayor. Thompson indicated his opposition to changing the term limits law and said the Mayor's plans to do so could backfire in the 2009 citywide race.

According to polls in New York City, 54% of voter's favor extending term limits and 42% oppose the extension.

Democrats lead in key Senate races

From Taegan Goddards Political Wire;


Democrat's are ahead in key 2008 US Senate races


Colorado: Udall (D) 48%, Schaffer (R) 36%


New Hampshire: Shaheen (D) 47%, Sununu (R) 41%


North Carolina: Hagan (D) 47%, Dole (R) 43%


Virginia: Warner (D) 58%, Gimore (R) 32%


I also think Saxby Chambliss in GA, Gordon Smith in OR and Mitch McConnell in KY could be races to watch Tuesday night. If Democrats win the Senate seat in GA, does that mean Obama wins GA as well? Georgia might be very interesting to watch.

Palin running for President in 2012

Anyone who like me watched the ABC News interview with Gov. Palin this morning knows that Palin is clearly laying the groundwork for a 2012 Republican Presidential run. In recent weeks Palin has tried to indirectly separate herself from the McCain campaign and try to carve out her own path in this election cycle. One problem: the damage is already done and a majority of American's know that Palin is an idiot. I predict Palin will turn out to be another Dan Quayle after Tuesday. She will be embraced by the ultra conservative wing of the Republican Party and will be regarded as the front runner for 2012 but at the end of the day or I should say the end of March 2012 the nomination will go to Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney or perhaps a new face, perhaps Bobby Jindal. January 21st President-elect Obama takes office and the Palin for President campaign kicks off.

The Vet Who Did Not Vet

Time/CNN: Obama Very Strong in Key States

From Taegan Goddard:

Here are some more Time/CNN poll numbers that show Sen. Barack Obama continues to attract very strong support across the battleground states:

Pennsylvania: Obama 55%, McCain 43%

North Carolina: Obama 52%, McCain 46%

Nevada: Obama 52%, McCain 45%

Ohio: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

Arizona: McCain 53%, Obama 46%

Rachel Maddow Gov. Mike Easley

Obama widens lead

Bill Clinton And Barack Obama in Florida

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Barack Obama 1/2 Hour Commercial

This really worked


John McCain's Air Quotes

Meet Your New Cellmate - Ted Stevens

Sarah Palin Is A Dumbass

From: TheYoungTurks



"His Choice" Ad

From: BarackObamadotcom


Barack Obama on ABC With Charles Gibson

Palin faces ethics complaint over kids' travel

From A.P.

A new ethics complaint has been filed against Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, accusing the Alaska governor of abusing her power by charging the state when her children traveled with her.

The complaint alleges that the Republican vice presidential nominee used her official position as governor for personal gain. It follows a report by The Associated Press last week that Palin charged the state more than $21,000 for her three daughters' commercial flights, including events where they weren't invited, and later ordered their expense forms amended to specify official state business.

In some cases, Palin also has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.

Chris Matthews: Obama Connected To The Average American

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Slams Tom Delay

Barack Obama in Raleigh, North Carolina

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama spoke at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 29, 2008.


Palin's 2012 Plans Leaves McCain Campaign "Speechless"

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive Palin will not be able to run in 2012. I can honestly say that I will be bashing Plain along with many other websites until she is the biggest joke in America. This woman will be crushed long before 2012.


David Gergen on AC360: Ronald Reagan was a Socialist!

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive



McCain Internal Poll-A Lie

Obama ahead In All Battleground States


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McCain struggles for Pa. upset; GOP doubts grow

From The A.P.

Doubts about John McCain's chances for the presidency grew louder among fellow Republicans on Tuesday as a White House race largely focused on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania entered its final week

Even two Republicans once on McCain's short list for vice president sounded skeptical. In a fundraising e-mail on behalf of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Mitt Romney referred to "the very real possibility of an Obama presidency." In the Midwest, Gov. Tim Pawlenty gave a dour assessment of McCain's chances in his state, saying Barack Obama "has a pretty good advantage in Minnesota right now."

National Security Press Conference

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama held a press conference in Richmond, Virginia on October 22, 2008, after holding a summit with his senior national security advisors.


Sarah Palin's A "Whack Job"!!! Top McCain Aide

From: VOTERSTHINKdotORG


Jay Leno - with Michele Obama - 10-27-08

From: crown416




LAT/Bloomberg: Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio

From Taegan Goddard:

A new Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times Poll shows Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain among likely voters in both Forida and Ohio.

Florida: 50% to 43%

Ohio: 49% to 40%

In both states, Obama "has opened commanding leads over McCain among women, young people, first-time voters and blacks and other minorities."

Barack Obama: Harrisonburg, Virginia

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama hits back on McCain's health care plan in Harrisonburg, Virginia on October 28, 2008.


Jon Stewart-The Candidates' Labels

Obama for Change

From: rudygal333


McCain-"He Said He'd Hate to Live in Milwaukee?"

From: BarackObamadotcom Milwaukee residents express dismay at why John McCain would say that he "would hate to live in Milwaukee." Visit http://WI.BarackObama.com to get involved in keeping Wisconsin blue for Obama.


Virginia: Voter Protection

From: BarackObamadotcom Before going to the polls, make sure to visit http://www.VoteForChange.com/ to get all the information you need to vote successfully on November 4th, 2008.

Florida: Voter Protection

From: BarackObamadotcom Before going to the polls, make sure to visit http://www.VoteForChange.com/ to get all the information you need to vote successfully on November 4th, 2008.


Who's the Original Maverick?

From: bravenewpac The original Mavericks to McCain: "You're no Maverick!"



Obama in Chester Pennsylvania

Poll: Obama has 16-point lead over McCain

From A.P.

THE POLL: Pew Research Center, national presidential race among registered voters.

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 52 percent, John McCain 36 percent

OF INTEREST: This is the fourth consecutive survey by Pew that shows McCain trailing Obama among registered voters since the end of September. Asked whether McCain would be like President Bush or go his own way, 47 percent say the Republican would continue Bush's policies compared with 40 percent who say McCain would take the country in a new direction. Both men and women lean toward Obama. Blacks overwhelming back the Democrat, while whites are split between the two candidates. More independent voters support Obama over McCain, 48 percent to 31 percent.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Like my co blogger, I am a huge fan of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and strongly encouraged Debbie to think about the 2010 Senate race. Debbie is putting family ahead of politics in 2010 is sitting out the statewide race in order to spend more time with her young children versus traveling a huge state like Florida. In the House or Senate, Debbie will no doubt have a very bright future in politics. I can see Debbie becoming the second woman Speaker of the House. She has the potential and intellect.

Joe Biden: "I love Florida"

Vice-President elect Joe Biden rallied thousands tonight in New Port Richey, Florida as part of a campaign swing through the state. Biden will spend the next two days in Florida traveling up and down I-4 which is pivotal to winning the state.

Obama/Biden narrowly lead McCain/Palin in Florida and the Biden visit comes one day after Gov. Palin visited Tampa. Wednesday Florida plays host to former President Clinton and President-elect Obama. Florida is the place to be for politics.

Obama closing the gap in Arizona

From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire;


"According to two new polls, Sen. Barack Obama is actually closing the gap with Sen. John McCain in his home state of Arizona."


Zimmerman: McCain 44%, Obama 42%


Rasmussen: McCain 51%, Obama 46%

Election A Good Bet For Obama-Chuck Todd, Charlie Cook

Obama Looking Good In Florida

Debbie Wasserman Shultz as I have said is going places



McCain Campaign Crumbling

Joe Biden in Greensboro, North Carolina

From: BarackObamadotcom Joe Biden in Greensboro, North Carolina on October 27, 2008.


Barack Obama: "We've Tried It John McCain's Way"

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama made the case for change at the Canton Civic Center in Canton Ohio on October 27th, 2008.


Jewish-Americans for Obama

From: BarackObamadotcom

Sen. Ted Stevens found guilty

From A.P.

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska's political patriarch....

Stevens, 84, was convicted of all seven charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday at noon.

Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count when he is sentenced Jan. 26, but under federal sentencing guidelines, he is likely to receive much less prison time, if any.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pass the United States National Health Insurance Act

The next Congress and President Obama must addressed the need for accessible health care. Over 45 million Americans go without health insurance in the United States. Americans must not be afraid to get sick or have to declare bankruptcy when they do get sick.

It is essential that Congress pass the United States National Health Insurance Act in January and President Obama sign the bill into law. The US National Health Insurance Act H.R. 676 was introduced by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. In 2003 the bill was introduced with 25 cosponsors, as of Sept. 29, 2008, the bill has 93 cosponsors.

The act calls for the creation of a universal single payer health care system in the United States, the government would provide every resident health care free of charge.


Call your member of Congress and tell them to cosponsor HR 676.

Senator Jackson D-Illinois

U.S. Senator Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL? Could very well happen. According to the Hill, Jackson is the favorite in Illinois to replace Barack Obama in the Senate and Jackson seems clearly interested in the seat.

Jackson said: "If Sen. Obama wins--and I'm optimistic that he will, I indeed would be honored and humbled to succeed him in the U.S. Senate. But, in the end, the decision rests with Gov. Blagojevich and I'm confident that he'll make an appointment in the best interest of the state as well as the nation."
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Congressman Jackson is without doubt qualified to serve in the Senate. Jackson is a Progressive Democrat who would be great in the Senate. Jan Schakowsky is also a great candidate for the Senate. Schakowsky is the most liberal member of the Illinois delegation and a member of the Progressive Congressional Caucus. Schakowsky is someone Blagojevich should take a good look at. I would be happy with Jackson or Schakowsky in the Senate.

8 days to go!!!!!!!

8 days from tomorrow night and we will be hearing on cable networks, "President Obama". After eight long years I am so ready to hear those words!

David Frum: McCain Is Losing

From The Washington Post By David Frum:

There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him.....

I could pile up the poll numbers here, but frankly . . . it's too depressing. You have to go back to the Watergate era to see numbers quite so horrible for the GOP. ...


McCain's awful campaign is having awful consequences down the ballot. I spoke a little while ago to a senior Republican House member. "There is not a safe Republican seat in the country," he warned. "I don't mean that we're going to lose all of them. But we could lose any of them."

In the Senate, things look, if possible, even worse.

The themes and messages that are galvanizing the crowds for Palin are bleeding Sens. John Sununu in New Hampshire, Gordon Smith in Oregon, Norm Coleman in Minnesota and Susan Collins in Maine. The Palin approach might have been expected to work better in more traditionally conservative states such as Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, but they have not worked well enough to compensate for the weak Republican economic message at a moment of global financial crisis. Result: the certain loss of John Warner's Senate seat in Virginia, the probable loss of Elizabeth Dole's in North Carolina, an unexpectedly tough fight for Saxby Chambliss's in Georgia -- and an apparent GOP surrender in Colorado, where it looks as if the National Republican Senatorial Committee has already pulled its ads from the air.

McCain Will Replace Secret Service With His Own Bare Fists

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive

This is hysterical. Well Done!





John McCain Surrogates See McCain as Bush

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive



McCain On Who is Rich

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive



Obama "New Subject" Ad

From: BarackObamadotcom "New Subject" highlights that John McCain is out of ideas, out of touch and running out of time.



Hillary in Aurora, CO

From: BarackObamadotcom Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in Aurora Colorado, on October 24, 2008.



OBAMA IS A MARXIST Accusation Angers Biden & Insults U.S. Voters' Intelligence

From: neutralpundit This filthy pig "journalist" should be thrown off the air! Shame on this bitch! Compare Barbara West's interview questions in "tit for tat" sequence with John McCain & Joe Biden. By the end of the sequence it will be clear who is paying this "journalist" to incite fear and hatred. It will also be clear who deserves your vote.



Barack on Bush-McCain Philosophy

From: BarackObamadotcom With 9 days left before elections day, Barack Obama spoke to an enormous crowd at the civic center park at the state capital in Denver, Colorado.


McCain Struggles to Remember Sec. of State Endorsements

From: tpmtv John McCain on NBC's Meet the Press, October 26, 2008.
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I think Christopher Hitchens is on to something. McCain is losing it.

Barack on Bush-McCain Economics

From: BarackObamadotcom With only 10 days left until the election, Barack held the first of three rallies on October 25, 2008 at for 1,100 folks at Peccole Park at the University of Nevada.


Joe Biden Rally in Suffolk, VA, October 25, 2008

From: BarackObamadotcom Joe Biden gives a rousing speech at a rally in Suffolk, Virginia. Here is an excerpt where he talks about love of country and ending the current divisiveness in politics.


Anchorage Daily News Endorses Obama For President

Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency -- but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation.

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain.

Since his early acknowledgement that economic policy is not his strong suit, Sen. McCain has stumbled and fumbled badly in dealing with the accelerating crisis as it emerged. He declared that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong" at 9 a.m. one day and by 11 a.m. was describing an economy in crisis. He is both a longtime advocate of less market regulation and a supporter of the huge taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout. His behavior in this crisis -- erratic is a kind description -- shows him to be ill-equipped to lead the essential effort of reining in a runaway financial system and setting an anxious nation on course to economic recovery.More

Obama: "Defining Moment" Ad

From: BarackObamadotcom "Defining Moment" highlights that the question is not "are you better off than you were four years ago?" We know the answer to that. The real question is will our country be better off four years from now?


Former Governor Bill Weld endorses Obama

Former Republican Massachusetts Governor and Mitt Romney fund raiser Bill Weld has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Weld served as Governor of Massachusetts and was the Republican nominee for John Kerry's Senate seat in 1996 losing to Kerry. Weld told the AP that he has never endorsed a Democrat for President but this became "close to a no brain er".


"It's not often you get a guy with his combination of qualities, chief among them which I would say is the deep sense of calm he displays, and I think that's a product of his equally deep intelligence".


Weld joins former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson of Minnesota with his support for Obama.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bill Maher-Making Up Sarah Palin

AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids

A.P.

Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.......

Despite Palin's boast of a smart and fair bidding process, the AP found that her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent pipeline companies and ultimately benefited the winner, TransCanada Corp.....

Despite promises and legal guidance not to talk directly with potential bidders, Palin had meetings or phone calls with nearly every major candidate, including TransCanada.....

The leader of Palin's pipeline team had been a partner at a lobbying firm where she worked on behalf of a TransCanada subsidiary. Also, that woman's former business partner at the lobbying firm was TransCanada's lead private lobbyist on the pipeline deal, interacting with legislators in the weeks before the vote to grant TransCanada the contract. Plus, a former TransCanada executive served as an outside consultant to Palin's pipeline team.

Under a different set of rules four years earlier, TransCanada had offered to build the pipeline without a state subsidy; under Palin, the company could receive a maximum $500 million.

Palin Sinking McCain-Richard Wolffe Nails Palin On Fruit Fly Statement

McCain Campaign Farce

Then Rep. Bernard Sanders Blasts Alan Greenspan

This took place in either 2002 or 2003. Sanders had it right.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Arne Carlson Endorses Obama

Joe Biden: Where were you the last eight years John?

McCain Campaign Disintegrating

Republicans Ditching McCain

October 24, 2008: The Day in 100 Seconds

From: tpmtv


Hillary on McCain's "Rose-Colored Glasses"

From: BarackObamadotcom Senator Hillary Clinton spoke on October 21, 2008 in Hibbing Minnesota about the economic troubles facing our nation.

Rick Sanchez Calls Out Media That Fell For "Mutilation" Hoax

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive


Joe Biden & the Violence Against Women Act

From: BarackObamadotcom



Palin Ditching McCain?

Sherrod Brown On Rachel Maddow Show

Brad Blakeman Republican Hack Attacks Obama For Visiting Grandmother

This is a new low even for the McCain Campaign.

N.Y. Times Endorses Barack Obama for President

N.Y. Times:

Hyperbole is the currency of presidential campaigns, but this year the nation’s future truly hangs in the balance.

The United States is battered and drifting after eight years of President Bush’s failed leadership. He is saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government systematically stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens — whether they are fleeing a hurricane’s floodwaters, searching for affordable health care or struggling to hold on to their homes, jobs, savings and pensions in the midst of a financial crisis that was foretold and preventable.

As tough as the times are, the selection of a new president is easy. After nearly two years of a grueling and ugly campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has proved that he is the right choice to be the 44th president of the United States.....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take A Ride

Mitch Ryder


The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (1964)

Eric Burden and The Animals - House of The Rising Sun . Eric Burdon - Vocals Alan Price - Keyboards Hilton Valentine - lead guitar Chas Chandler - bass guitar John Steel - drums


Robert Kennedy on the Vaccine Autism Coverup

From: VaccineTruth Robert Kennedy talks about the cover up regarding vaccines and Autism.


Jewish voters for Obama

From Gallup:


"Jewish voter's nationwide have grown increasingly comfortable with voting for Barack Obama for president since the Illinois Senator secured the Democratic nomination in June. They now favor Obama over John McCain, 74% to 22%."
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The McCain-Palin-GOP scare tactics have not and will not work. The campaign Republicans have run is despicable.

Obama leads in the big three

Hey G, not only does Obama lead in the big TEN but he also has the lead in the big THREE. You know, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania.


According to a Quinnipiac Poll:



Florida: Obama 49%, McCain 44% Obama leads big in the Tampa Bay area which will help determine which direction the state will vote. Democratic candidates in key Congressional races are generating excitement and are narrowing the gap or leading the Republican incumbent. This no doubt will benefit Obama since all politics is local.


Ohio: Obama 52%, McCain 38% I think it's a little closer but I would say Obama is ahead by at least 8%.


Pennsylvania: Obama 53%, McCain 40% Reporters are saying that McCain is heavily targeting Pennsylvania. Stupid move. The state that put Ed Rendell in the Governors Mansion, Specter and Casey in the Senate will never vote for a ticket with right winger Palin on it. Pennsylvania is a moderate-liberal state and I cannot see McCain winning the state.

Wait a minute, does that mean McCain is a socialist

Heres a personal comment. I keep hearing and I guess will continue to hear Sen. McCain paint Sen. Obama as a socialist. See Sen. McCain calls Sen Obama a socialist because Sen. Obama opposes extending the Bush tax cuts and believes that the middle and lower class should receive tax relief. But wait a minute, wasn't it Sen. McCain who voted against the Bush tax cuts because he felt they benefited the wealthy and did nothing for the middle class? So does that mean that Sen. McCain is a socialist? Wait, McCain supports the Bush tax cuts after he voted against the Bush tax cuts, I don't think McCain knows what he is.

West Virginia within reach for Obama

Barack Obama winning West Virginia? YEAH! According to a West Virginia Wesleyan Poll Senator McCain leads Senator Obama, 49% to 44%. West Virginia is very much in play and keep in mind that Obama is ahead in Virginia by at least %8.

Barack Obama With Grandparents


Obama, McCain neck-and-neck for rural vote: poll

Reuters:

After trailing by 10 points in U.S. rural areas, Democrat Barack Obama is neck-and-neck with Republican John McCain among rural voters in 13 swing states, a potentially key group for winning the White House, according to a poll released on Thursday.

Obama was supported by 46 percent and McCain by 45 percent of 841 likely voters surveyed from October 5 to 21, as U.S. financial turmoil deepened, according to the poll commissioned by the nonpartisan Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Goldwater Family Endorses Obama

From Bark Obama:

CC Goldwater, Barry Goldwater's granddaughter and resident of AZ, says that she and her siblings (as well as some cousins) are voting for Obama:

We believe strongly in what our grandfather stood for: honesty, integrity, and personal freedom, free from political maneuvering and fear tactics....

My grandfather had undying respect for the U.S. Constitution, and an understanding of its true meanings....

[T]he Republican brand has been tarnished in a shameless effort to gain votes and appeal to the lowest emotion, fear. Nothing about McCain, except for maybe a uniform, compares to the same ideology of what Goldwater stood for as a politician. The McCain/Palin plan is to appear diverse and inclusive, using women and minorities to push an agenda that makes us all financially vulnerable, fearful, and less safe.

Carlson, ex-GOP Minn. governor, backs Obama

By The Associated Press :

Arne Carlson, a former Republican governor in Minnesota, has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Carlson said Thursday that the Illinois senator's stances on the Iraq war, the economy and green energy goals won him over. Carlson, who served from 1991-1998, also cited recent comments by GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann questioning whether politicians have "pro-America or anti-America views."

"Regardless of our party, regardless of our partisan inclinations, there is no interest more compelling than the interest in the well-being of the United States," Carlson told Obama supporters gathered at the state Capitol.

Obama leading all Midwest states in Big Ten Battleground Poll

From Big Ten Battleground Poll

Head-to-head results for individual states :


Illinois
Oama 61%
McCain 32%

Indiana
Obama 51%
McCain 41%

Iowa
Obama 52%
McCain 39%

Michigan
Obama 58%
McCain 36%

Minnesota
Obama 57%
McCain 38%

Ohio
Obama 53%
McCain 41%

Pennsylvania
Obama 52%
McCain 41%

Wisconsin
Obama 53%
McCain 40%

New York Times/CBS News poll

From The New York Times:

..... overall, the poll found that Mr. Obama would defeat Mr. McCain if the election were held now, with 52 percent of those identified as probable voters saying they would vote for Mr. Obama and 39 percent of them saying they would vote for Mr. McCain. Among registered voters, the spread between the two is almost identical, with 51 percent saying they would vote for Mr. Obama and 38 percent saying they would vote for Mr. McCain. A New York Times/CBS News poll taken a week ago showed a similar margin of victory for Mr. Obama.

October 23, 2008: The Day in 100 Seconds

From: tpmtv



Poll: Independents boost Obama in Florida

From The Miami Herald:

Barack Obama has opened up a 49-42 percent lead over John McCain in Florida, according to a new Miami Herald poll showing the Democrat earns high marks on the economy and is drawing outsized support with the swing voters who decide elections in the nation's largest swing state.

Boosting Obama: independent voters, who back him over McCain by a 57-22 percent margin -- a 38 point shift toward the Democrat since the last poll in September, which was also conducted for The Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times and Bay News 9 by SEA Polling and Strategic Design and The Polling Co.

Scott Mcclellan Endorses Obama

Olbermann: McCain's Hypocrisy

Ohio Veteran for Barack

From: BarackObamadotcom For more on veterans issues, visit http://veterans.barackobama...


Joe Biden: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

From: BarackObamadotcom Joe Biden spoke about uniting the country in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 23, 2008. He said that American heroes can be found all over the United States, in every region.


Rachel Maddow With Brian Williams, Sarah Palin, John McCain

Who the F@#k Is That Guy? - Political Experts

Sarah Palin's New Clothes

Sarah Palin was born in a small town, but she doesn't shop in one

The True Story Of Obama And Joe The Plumber

From Black Box Voting

PROTECT THE COUNT - Black Box Voting public education program: We areproviding a series of short videos to educate the public on how to getinvolved in protecting the count. Take just 7 minutes to watch, thenforward this one along to friends and the media -- it describes what thesafeguards are supposed to be, and the only way people will know ifsafeguards aren't being followed is to know what they are first. It alsodescribes a quick history and a disturbing recent incident.

7 minute video specific to New York election protection:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmSn4qLdgbU

If you are traveling away from New York for election protection, hereare instructions for most other states - 4 minute video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3_xFb1sWKU

BE AWARE: New York is getting caught red-handed pushing people ontoprovisional ballots, by transferring them to "inactive" status andpurging. Assert yourself, report such incidents, and if you are forcedto vote on a provisional ballot, MAKE SURE THE POLL WORKER FILLS OUT THEOUTSIDE ENVELOPE COMPLETELY. Up to 20 percent of all provisional ballotsin some counties outside New York were ultimately not counted becausethe poll worker failed to fill out the outside envelope completely.

Obama lead on McCain grows to 12 points

Reuters:

Democrat Barack Obama's lead over Republican rival John McCain has grown to 12 points in the U.S. presidential race, with crucial independent and women voters increasingly moving to his side, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Thursday.

With less than two weeks before the November 4 election, Obama leads McCain 52 percent to 40 percent among likely voters in the latest three-day tracking poll, which had a margin of error of 2.9 points

Obama has made steady gains over the last four days and has tripled his lead on McCain in the past week of polling.
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It ain't over till its over so VOTE and get as many people as you can to Vote. All signs point to a massive voter suppression effort by the Republicans thus we need a massive turnout. Don't forget that 95% of the vote will be counted by machines owned by Republicans.

Suicide car bomber hits Iraq convoy, 11 killed

Reuters:



A suicide car bomber struck the convoy of Iraq's minister of labor on Thursday, killing 11 people and wounding 22, police said.



A spokesman for the ministry said the minister, Mahmoud al-Sheikh Radhi, was unhurt. Three of his bodyguards were among the dead.



A Reuters television cameraman in the vicinity filmed the blast but an Iraqi soldier confiscated his videotape........

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What a Successs. Truth be told we have destroyed Iraq. 4 milliion displaced persons, 1,000,000 dead Iraqis and a Country contaminated by depleted uranium. McCain thinks this is a great success. Thousands of Americans killed and maimed for nothing. Al Qaeda stronger than ever and capable of once again attacking the U.S. All we need is a hot head like McCain as President and an air head like Palin as V.P. What the hell, God is on our side.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Republicans Voting for Obama: In Their Own Words

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive



Sarah Palin The Insider

Great Article In The New Yorker on Palin's courting of the conservative insiders by Jane Mayer The Insiders
How John McCain came to pick Sarah Palin
link.

James Taylor - Carolina in My Mind

James Taylor for Obama

From: BarackObamadotcom James Taylor wants to get Carolina on everyone's mind - by turning it blue. Visit http://NC.BarackObama.com today to get involved today.

McCain-Palin Losing It

Joe Biden: Colorado Springs, Colorado

From: BarackObamadotcom October 22, 2008, Joe Biden at a high-spirited Colorado Rally


Sarah Palin-Extreme Makeover

GOP Abandons Bachman

O'Donnell-Obama winning tax issue

From: hidnusr

David Essex - Rock On 1971

Barack in Richmond, VA

From: BarackObamadotcom With 13 days left until the general election, Barack addresses a crowd of 12,900 in Richmond, VA.


Sean Hannity Confronted About His Racist Associations

From: HeartofdraknIsAlive Taken from crooksandliars.



Social Security: John McCain's Alternate Universe

From: tpmtv
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Notice he never answered the question about putting 10% in the market. Sure he would protect social security. If this inane plan had gone through seniors would be eating dog food.



Judge sends Stevens jurors home for day

From adn.com:

Sen. Ted Stevens' fate is now in the hands of jurors.

"The case is yours," U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan told them just before lunch today.

The jury returned to Sullivan's court at 4:25 p.m. Sullivan said they had sent a note.
Paraphrasing, he said jurors wanted to leave early. "Kind of stressful right now - we need a minute of clarity right now." Link To Verdict Sheet.
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I have faith in the jury system which means GUILTY.

$150,000 To Style And Clothe Palin

McCain Funds Voter Suppression

McCain Says the S-Word

The McCain campaign won't stand for Barack Obama's socialist tax plan -- most of the time.


The Daily Show-Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley discusses his new novel, his resignation, and his continued endorsement of Barack Obama.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-Voter Suppression

Barack Obama in Miami Florida

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack held a rally on October 21st, 2008 in downtown Miami, FL


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Strike Four For Palin On V.P. Description

As I said she is a moron.




McCain's Palin Problem

Sarah Palin Hasn't Read The Constitution

She really is a moron.


Obama opens double-digit lead over McCain: poll

Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has opened up a 10-point lead over Republican opponent John McCain two weeks before the November 4 U.S. election, according to Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on Tuesday.

The poll found 52 percent of voters favor Obama compared with 42 percent for McCain, up from a 6-point Obama edge two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The 10-point lead is the largest in the Journal/NBC poll to date and represents a steady climb for Obama since early September, when the political conventions concluded with the candidates in a statistical tie, the newspaper reported.

Jon Stewart on Sarah Palin at Northeastern University

From: acidradical Jon Stewart says "Fuck You" to Sarah Palin.

Republican Senators Are In Trouble

Chuck Todd-McCain In Deep Hole

Bill Maher On Hardball

Jon Stewart-Quiz: Are You a Real American?

Jon Stewart-The Real America

Al the Shoesalesman Gets a Tax Cut

From: BarackObamadotcom Find out your tax cut under Barack's plan at http://taxcut.barackobama.com whether you're single or married with children.


Biden: John, Stop These Calls!

From: tpmtv



So long loser.....

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is going DOWN, DOWN, DOWN. The Senate Minority Leader is tied with Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford with each receiving 48% in a new SurveyUSA poll. With the tide favoring Democrat's unless your a Republican incumbent who is ahead by 5%-10%, your in big trouble. Personally I would love to see McConnell go. Dole, McConnell, Coleman, Smith, the Republican Leadership in the Senate, there going to be falling like Domino's in two weeks. I can't wait!

The handwriting is on the wall

According to a new poll from Pew Research the hand writing is on the wall. The poll has Senator Barack Obama leading Senator McCain, 53% to 39% among likely voters. This is Obama's widest lead yet nationally.
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Early voting has begun in key states like OH and FL. Two weeks until Election Day and McCain is this far behind nationally. I don't think he has enough time to close the gap. The debates are over and all but 5% of the electorate have made there choices for President. With that being said, who do you think the front runner for the Republican nomination for President in 2012 will be? I think it will be between Huckabee and Romney. Jindal could be a wild card.

Tell me how you really feel

"Liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God."
-----Congressman Robin Hayes (R-NC) in a quote to Politico


I wanted to post this quote so when you get tired and feel like giving up and get tired of making all those phone calls and knocking on doors you will continue to do it so we can defeat hate mongers like Hayes who make stupid comments like this that only divide Americans.

Heres a wake up call for Rep. Hayes. Liberals hate people who only care about one thing: THEMSELVES. Liberals believe that work should be rewarded, not wealth and realize that you can't achieve without the help of others. Liberals believe in God, this liberal does, but I believe in a God that doesn't judge people, gives people free will. Hayes is in a tight race this year against Larry Kissell. Hayes won in 2006 by only 369 votes. Lets unite and defeat this right wing conservative.

Early voting begins in Florida

Senator Barack Obama accompanied by Senator Hillary Clinton visited Florida yesterday to kick off early voting which began yesterday. An early voter myself, I arrived at my Supervisor of Election's office this morning ready to vote for Obama/Biden and had to wait in line for an hour. That is a great indication of where this election is going in my opinion. I find that when people vote in large numbers, there usually angry with the way things are going and the change candidate wins. I am also pleased to let you know that I didn't see one car in our local government complex with a McCain bumper sticker but several with Obama bumper stickers. Early voting is off to a great start here in Florida, turnout is high and that's great news for Obama.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Help spread the truth about ACORN

From: bravenewfilms Help spread the truth about ACORN. Spread the truth at: http://acorn.bravenewtheaters.com



Chris Mattews On Bachman's Comments

Republican Michael Smerconish Endorses Obama

Tom Ridge On Hardball

Shuster: If Ayers Is So Bad, What About Annenberg?

From: USApersian


Barack on the Mortgage Crisis

From: BarackObamadotcom Barack Obama spoke about the sub-prime mortgage crisis at a rally in Tampa, FL on October 20th, 2008.