Joe Klein: Palin, Obama and… Myself Are ‘Embarrassments’
What’s the ‘Bush Doctrine?’ Apparently, it depends on who you ask. Most invoke it to describe the policy that treats terrorist-supporters as terrorists themselves. To others it refers to the promotion of liberal democracy. But to Joe ‘A Joke’ Klein Sarah Palin is ‘an embarrassment’ because she doesn’t know it refers to… pre-emptive war. Who else can we lump in with Palin — among those | Read More »
Obama’s Addicted to Pork
Barack Obama can try to throw mud, but be can’t dodge his voting record. He’s voted for pork barrel projects over hurricane relief, health care for children, and anything else. Go read Allah on the taxpayer money Obama earmarked for a major fundraiser, as well as my post at the Standard detailing his votes against every effort to cut earmarks that came before him.
Numbers That Ought to Terrify Barack Obama
One reason that Barack Obama’s campaign is experiencing such trouble right now is that the independent voters who will decide this election have more faith in John McCain than Barack Obama. Take a look at the latest Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey. Independents trust McCain over Obama by a margin of 58%-30% on Iraq; by 62%-25% on the War on Terror; by 46%-35% on energy independence; | Read More »
Media Doing the Work of the Obama Opposition Research Team
Jon Henke posts the audio of a phone call made by a Wasilla, Alaska process server, who has been deluged by calls from the media, seeking salacious and damaging material about Sarah Palin: The media is supposed to get to the truth, but in the case of Sarah Palin, all they want is the dirt. As Henke says: This is the stuff that opposition researchers | Read More »
Why Do (Some) Democrats Hate Women?
The Politico reports that South Carolina Democratic Chair Carol Fowler apparently can’t think of a legitimate criticism of Sarah Palin, so she has turned to personal smears: South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate ” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” The Democratic party once held itself | Read More »
Michelle Obama Promises Gay Marriage & Adoption When Barack is President
Why doesn’t Barack go and make these promises personally? Mindful of the audience in front of her, [Michelle Obama] then touched up gay and lesbian issues. “In a world as it should be,” Obama said, “we repeal laws like DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’” She also said an Obama Administration would “recognize” gay adoption rights. Both lines received loud | Read More »
Before Bristol Palin, Liberals Defended Kids’ Privacy
How many remember the story of Graeme Frost — the 12-year old boy selected by Democrats last year to deliver a radio address on children’s health insurance? The Left went absolutely bonkers over the efforts of conservative bloggers to learn more about Frost and his family, to better determine whether Frost lacked health insurance because his family couldn’t afford it, or because they chose not | Read More »
Joe Biden’s Draft Deferrals
Ed Morrissey points to an Associated Press piece about Joe Biden’s five draft deferrals: Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager. Officials with Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s campaign released Biden’s Selective Service records | Read More »
We’re Getting the Brand Back Together!
Rasmussen reports that the percentage of Americans who consider themselves Republicans continued to climb in August — just as it did in July: During August, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Republicans increased two percentage points to 33.2% while the number of Democrats was little changed at 38.9%. That gives the Democrats a net advantage of 5.7 percentage points, down two points | Read More »
How Palin Activates the Evangelical Vote
Sarah Palin is proving so popular with the Republican base, it’s hard to imagine that John McCain realized just how great an asset he was bringing on board. Right now at least — before any gaffes or problems that may develop — Palin seems to be the more popular with Republican true believers than anyone since Ronald Magnus (Reagan, to the rest of you). The | Read More »
Democrats Demand Experience in the White House
Jonathan Singer of MyDD responds to Barack Obama’s speech last night: It has been forty years since someone as inexperienced… has been put on a national ticket snip Do we really need to put another wildly inexperienced, purely political choice into the White House?
Carter on Obama’s Qualifications: He Gives a Great Speech
It seems that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only prominent Democrat who can’t bring herself to say that Barack Obama is qualified to be president. Jimmy Carter was interviewed on CNN’s American Morning today:
Biden’s Cozy University Job
Roll Call($) reports that Joe Biden currently receives a ‘healthy’ stipend from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, for a part-time law school teaching job. Interestingly, Biden’s stipend didn’t change when he cut his teaching time in half: Since September 1991, Biden has been an adjunct faculty member at the Widener School of Law, which has campuses in Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. Biden team-teaches a | Read More »
Cuckoo for Obama
Available on Democraticstuff.com Can anarchists for Obama be far behind?
Obama Rewards Big Donors
National Journal has the latest from Mr. Clean: A total of 552 individuals have bundled $50,000 or more for Obama, and 36 individuals and couples bundled $500,000 or more so far, according to the watchdog group Public Citizen. All the attention lavished on the high rollers raises questions among watchdogs about what donors might get in return for their fundraising efforts.
Obama Messiah Watch
Barack Obama has complained that John McCain and the Republicans are invoking religious imagery in their campaign ads about him. Obama argues that it’s unfair to suggest that his backers demonstrate an almost religious fervor for him. In unrelated news, Obama’s team of B-list entertainers prays for deliverance: When you walk into that voting booth, please remember: This is the ground that keeps our feet | Read More »
Barack & Nancy: We’re On a Mission from God
On Saturday, Barack Obama did an interview with CBN in which he accused McCain and the GOP of invoking Messianic imagery when referring to him: Brody: Let me ask you a little about some of these ads that John McCain has been running not just on television, but on the web. Let’s face it, let’s call a spade a spade, there has been some Messianic | Read More »
How Would President Obama Handle Russian Expansion
Timing is a funny thing. Just a few days ago Russia invaded Georgia, in an attempt to rein in a nascent democracy that Russia has always considered to be within its sphere of influence. And yesterday Poland and the U.S. come to agreement on ballistic missile defense and reciprocal defense. What a curious coincidence, huh? Would a President Obama be willing to commit to the | Read More »
If Obama’s Team Thinks Like Jane Hamsher, McCain Will Cruise
Here’s a fascinating exchange between Jane Hamsher and Jim Pinkerton, regarding the attack on Georgia and the longstanding Republican edge on foreign affairs and national security:
How Desperate is Christine Gregoire?
Democrats in Washington state seem to think they’ve latched on to a big issue to bring down the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Dino Rossi: a Democratic operative keeps showing up at Rossi rallies, and recently managed to get himself escorted out of a police union hall.