Daily Archives: October 10, 2008

Context is Everything: Al Frankin Shows How Coleman Dropped the Context for a Franken Joke, Making Franken Look Hysterical and Angry

In Minnesota polls, Frankin has recently surged ahead of Coleman. One reason: People seem to be put off by the gross distortions of Franken’s character fostered by the Coleman campaign.

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“Governor Sarah Palin Abused Her Power”: See Here the Link to the Official Alaskan Legislature Report on the Troopergate Scandal, Released TODAY

Here’s the link to the official Alaskan legislature report on the Sarah Palin troopergate scandal, released today: http://media.adn.com/smedia/2008/10/10/16/Branchflowerreport.source.prod_affiliate.7.pdf See pg. 8 of the PDF document for its summary findings. See pg. 9 for its summary of the facts as discovered.

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“He is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States”: John McCain on Barack Obama, Refusing to Demonize His Opponent

I am super proud of John McCain tamping down the more hysterical statements of those at his rallies. It reminds me of the McCain that I have sometimes admired—such as the one who, during the primaries, said (against Mitt Romney) … Continue reading

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McCain Does the Right Thing

The senator (finally) pushes back against some of the crazies attending his rallies. Time magazine’s Ana Marie Cox reports: Here in Lakeville, the traveling press was pretty sure we’d see more of the kind of vicious anti-Obama attitude that’s becoming … Continue reading

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Countdown to Obamageddon!: 25 Days Left, and Obama Has His BEST Polling Day Yet. At This Rate, Obama May Even Win Georgia

Source: FiveThirtyEight.com November 4, 2008 may prove to be “Obamageddon” for the Fox News right. Sean Hannity must be squirming. Know hope. Go Obama!

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Cool These Fires Down: Andrew Sullivan Pleads with McCain and Palin to Bring the Temperature of Their Rhetorical Insinuations about Obama Down

Sullivan at his blog today: As the polls suggest a strong victory, the Hannity-Limbaugh-Steyn-O’Reilly base are going into shock and extreme rage. McCain and Palin have decided to stoke this rage, to foment it, to encourage paranoid notions that somehow … Continue reading

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How Does This Crisis Compare to 1929?: A NY Times Video That is Helpful to Understanding the Economic Situation That We Are In

A great video on the crisis is at the NY Times website here.

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“Young Goodman Brown” at McCain-Palin Rallies: Nathaniel Hawthorn’s Famous 1835 Short Story and the “Obama is a Terrorist” Hysteria Today

If you haven’t noticed, a certain subsection of the McCain-Palin “base” is hysterically convinced that Barack Obama is not what he appears to be. He may come across in public as a calm, intelligent man with a nice and low-key patriotic demeanor, … Continue reading

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