Palin’s number one
The Sarah Palin 2009 Calendar is Amazon’s number one best seller in Office Products. Click image for a larger version of the screen grab. This is sure to annoy a lot of those Palin derangement syndrome suffering liberal/progressives.
Report accuses Rumsfeld of responsibility for detainee abuse
The Senate Armed Services Committee released a “bipartisan” report accusing former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his deputies of being the responsible for the plan to use harsh interrogation techniques on captured fighters and terrorism suspects, According the Washington Post, the Committee report, released by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, rejects the Bush administration’s contention that the policies originated lower down the command | Read More »
Jesse Jackson Jr., outed as ‘senate candidate #5′
ABC News reports Chicago Democrat Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., is the anonymous “Senate Candidate #5″ whose emissaries Governor Blagojevich reportedly claimed offered up to a million dollars to name him to the U.S. Senate: According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich “stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided ROD BLAGOJEVICH” with something “tangible up front.” | Read More »
The 2012 campaign has begun
Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor the Washington Post calls “the Republican’s version of Obama,” visited Iowa last weekend. Jindal’s Iowa trip ignited talk that the campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential has begun: Already, a fierce fight is looming between him and other Republicans – former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who arrived in Iowa a couple of days before him, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, | Read More »
Obama to nominate Hillary as Secretary of State Monday despite Constitutional prohibition
President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday. Hillary’s nomination will be made in the face of the Constitutional prohibition in the Emoluments Clause (Article I, Section 6, clause 2): No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, | Read More »
Obama’s 2.5 million jobs are not enough
In this week’s edition of “Your Weekly Address from the President-elect,” Obama announced a goal of “2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011″: “I have already directed my economic team to come up with an Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011 – a plan big enough to meet the challenges we face that I intend to | Read More »
Washington Post admits Obama bias
Now that the election is over the Deborah Howell, the Washington Post Ombudsman, admits that the Post’s election coverage was biased toward Obama. Howell reports readers complained consistently criticized the Post’s “lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama.” She conducted a survey of the Post’s election coverage since November 11, 2007 on issues, voters, fundraising, the | Read More »
Voting twice in Philly
At least one voter has been observed voting twice under the watchful eye of a Philadelphia poll worker. Listen to the following phone call received by the Honest and Open Election Hotline: We have already heard that Republican Election Board members have been tossed out of polling stations in Philadelphia. What’s next?
Obama attacks himself
Mary Katharine Ham has put together the following video, which allows Obama to demonstrate, as Mary Katharine puts it, "the extent to which Obama has gotten away with blatant position switches, political opportunism, and outright lying while floating above us all as the post-partisan redeemer of America." Thanks to Fausta for the tip.
McCain launches ‘Honest and Open Election Hotline’
The “Honest and Open Election Hotline ” has been launched by the McCain campaign to help voters find their polling place and report fraud, and intimidation. The phone hotline can be reached at 866-976-VOTE. In announcing the hotline, McCain’s national political director, Mike Duhaime issued the following statement: “The hotline will allow us to learn about and take steps toward remedying any voter irregularities at | Read More »
Americans now trust McCain on the economy
Bill O’Reilly says tomorrow Rasmussen will release a poll saying Americans now trust McCain on the economy. Watch the video: Will Joe the Plumber enable McCain to accomplish what even the Clinton’s could not?
RICO lawsuit filed against ACORN
In Ohio, a state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit was against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The lawsuit alleges ACORN has engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity that amounts to organized crime. It seeks ACORN’s dissolution as a legal entity, the revocation of any licenses in Ohio, and an injunction against fraudulent voter registration and other illegal | Read More »
Dial tone represents Ohio official’s concern about voter fraud
Stealing Ohio, chapter five. WTAM 1100’s Bob Frantz invited Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s Communications Director, Brian Clark, on air, to discuss the safeguards in place to prevent voter fraud in Ohio. They had lively discussion about the court case which, before the Secretary of State got it reversed on appeal, ordered verification of Ohio’s newly registered voters. When the conversation turned to specific | Read More »
Where’s Obama’s proof of citizenship?
Both presidential candidates have been accused of not meeting the Constitutional requirement that only “natural-born” citizens hold the presidency. Last month a federal judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to remove John McCain from the California ballot because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone: Judge William Alsup of Federal District Court ruled late Tuesday that the law at the time of Mr. McCain’s | Read More »
Obama ‘palling around’ with terrorists
"Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country" Republican vice presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin on Saturday hit Obama for his longtime association with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers: The New York Times article mentioned by Governor Palin is available here. It is a typical | Read More »
Shame on the Democrats and their community organizers
This is just wrong. The Washington Post reports voters spread the blame for the broader economic problems facing the country: In an open-ended question, a quarter of all voters said George W. Bush is responsible for the economy’s relatively poor performance, more than any other single cause. About a quarter name Congress (8 percent), the federal government (8 percent) and Democrats and Republicans (5 percent | Read More »
Improving the inevitable big bailout
My biggest concern with the proposed $700 billion bailout of the financial system is that it might not solve the credit crunch because it provides less than sufficient means to ensure financial institutions are able to raise capital, nor does it contain enough incentives to convince financial institutions to become more willing to lend. Five University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business professors, Douglas Diamond, | Read More »
What’s lurking in the big bailout
Bill Smith and Ed Morrissey reveal that lurking in the proposed $700 billion bail out of the financial sector is a provision to fund community organizer groups that have historically supported, and in return have been supported by, the Democrats. Item 3(a) in the “Agreement on Principles,” reached by the U.S. Senate Banking Committee concerning the big $700 billion bailout reads: “Directs a certain percentage | Read More »
Reid Puts Party Politics First
Upon learning that Senator McCain called Harry Reid’s bluff and once again put the country’s interest before McCain’s personal interests, Reid reversed himself and now asserts McCain’s return “would not be helpful:” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a statement that would be unlikely to go out without the Obama campaign’s approval, dismisses McCain’s suspension: [. . .] But it would not be helpful at | Read More »
Whoops, the Times does it again
Obama’s paper of record, the New York Times is out with another advocacy piece for Obama. Once again the Times regurgitates unsupported allegations insinuating — but not proving — some sort of improper conduct by the McCain campaign. The so-called newspaper charges that McCain-Palin 2008 campaign manager Rick Davis was paid by Freddie Mac until last month, contrary to previous reporting, as well as statements | Read More »