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Daily Archives: October 9, 2008
Josh Marshall, of Talking Points Memo, nicely sums up Sarah Palin’s troopergate scandal: We rely on elected officials not to use the power of their office to pursue personal agendas or vendettas. It’s called an abuse of power. There is … Continue reading
Breaking NY Times Story: Sarah Palin Seems to Have Had a Vendetta Against Her Ex Brother-in-Law, and She Tried to Use Her Public Office to Get Him Fired
Nixonian. This is the kind of “abuse of power” that we’re likely in for if Sarah Palin gets to the White House. She and her husband seem to think that they are above the law. The New York Times today: On … Continue reading
If Obama becomes president, I get a sense that he will have a good relationship with General Petraeus. And I also get a sense, by the very fact that Petraeus answered the man’s question, that he is signalling that he … Continue reading
McCain’s “Terrorist,” “Traitor,” and “Secret Muslim” Inuendos Yield Their Fruit: Angry Hysterics Now Flocking to McCain’s Rallies
Politico.com explores the possibility that Obama is heading for a landslide. Money quote: Three weeks of historic economic upheaval have done more than just tilt a handful of once reliably Republican states in Barack Obama’s direction. Democratic strategists are now optimistic … Continue reading
Obama Zings McCain: In Erratic and Uncertain Times We Don’t Need “Erratic and Uncertain Leadership.” The Housing Crisis is Obama’s Example of McCain Offering Confused Leadership
I agree with Obama that McCain frequently flops around like a fish out of water trying to figure out what his positions are on issues, but I think that Obama needs to be careful here. He’s likely to be the … Continue reading
I captured the chart below from ChillBabyChill.com’s blog. It is visually stunning, don’t you think? It looks like two nervy bolts of electricity crossing in Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. George W’s presidency was America in electroshock—and this graph seems to mirror it. … Continue reading
A “one man terror cell” with terrorist “bloodlines”: Talking to Hysterical People in Line for a McCain-Palin Rally
Feel the Love: McCain-Palin Supporters on the Sidewalk to Nowhere, Waiting to Enter a McCain-Palin Rally. An Angry and Hysterical Bunch
Onward Republican Soldiers?: McCain-Palin Rallies Are Characterized by Emotional Hysteria Over the VERY THOUGHT of an Obama Presidency
Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank’s report on a McCain-Palin rally is disturbing. Read it here.
What’s the Matter with Oklahoma? New Polls Show McCain Trouncing Obama—in Oklahoma! (But Nowhere Else.)
Latest polling numbers compiled at FiveThirtyEight.com. Yet another great polling day for Obama:
Sign of the Times: Image of a Young Cell Phone and Lap Top Using Obama Volunteer in Columbus Indiana
“A big part of Obama’s appeal is his self-command.” Conservative David Frum, at National Review Online, Tells Conservatives To Calm Down and Imitate Obama’s Sense of Proportion
From David Frum’s blog today: Republicans used negative campaigning successfully against Michael Dukakis and John Kerry, it’s true. But 1988 and 2004 were both years of economic expansion, pro-incumbent years. 2008 is like 1992, only worse. If we couldn’t beat … Continue reading