Seriously, shouldn’t Obama do something about this?

    The Italian edition of Vanity Fair has recently tracked down George Hussein Onyango Obama, half brotherof the presumptive Democratic nominee, living in a two by three meter shack in a small town near Nairobi. The man’s income amounts to about one dollar per day, and the neighborhood he lives in is extremely dangerous. During the recent disturbances following the disputed presidential election Obama’s town saw | Read More »

    McCain VP?

    With all this talk of a possible pro choice pick, is Cohen pro choice?

    Minor Site Update

    I’ve now changed the archive link at the bottom of the front page. It used to link to some feature that our original developers started but never came close to finishing. So now that link goes to the regular diary page for the Front Page diary. It’s not perfect, as when you click the link you’ll get a duplicate of the stories on the front | Read More »

    Everything that you need to know about how close to disaster…

    Really, the title alone is what you need: Clinton creates ‘whip team’ to quell anti-Obama protests In an unusual move, Hillary Clinton’s staff is creating a 40-member “whip team” at the Denver Democratic convention to ensure that her supporters don’t engage in embarrassing anti-Obama demonstrations during the floor vote on her nomination, according to people familiar with the planning. The team, which is being organized | Read More »

    Oh, The Irony of it All! After years of hearing that we must tax the rich (anyone making over $150,000/year), it seems that the Democrats’ fascination with class warfare has come full circle in the State of New York. High paying jobs in New York’s financial district are continuing to disappear. Governor Paterson has stated that the brokerage and investment community represents one fifth of all of the state’s tax | Read More »

    Let me introduce you to “The One”

    It’s an eight year old guitar phenom named Tallan Latz. When he was four, he saw a Joe Satriani video and told his parents that’s what he wanted to do. His parents gave him an acoustic guitar and then, for his fifth birthday, one of the birthday present options was an electric guitar. He passed on the remote controlled boat and went electric. He’s been | Read More »

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    Re: Bringing a knife to a gunfight.

    Ace of Spades makes a good point on this: I was happy when dKos and their “conservative” partner Andrew Sullivan claimed McCain lied about his Vietnam captivity. McCain often seems to believe his own crap about civility and such in politics. But when an opponent pisses him off, he goes for the jugular, in a “dirty” way. I don’t think it’s dirty. But he would | Read More »

    I’d like to Introduce you to Tom Harman California State Senator.

    Harman, a member of the Republican Party, was first elected to the State Senate in 2006 in a special election after serving nearly six years in the State Assembly representing the 67th Assembly District. Senator Harman first entered the State Legislature in 2000 after serving six years on the Huntington Beach City Council. Senator Harman, a local businessman and civic volunteer, has lived and worked | Read More »

    You too can buy the Obama Family T-Shirt

    In honor of Senator Obama’s devotion to his extended family and the DNC’s efforts to remove the homeless from unsightliness if not from sight altogether, we’ve created this little item in commemoration: Get the t-shirt here

    Here’s the audio of Obama endorsing Infanticide from the floor of the Illinois Senate

    This is on YouTube. It’s his voice. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of it, but I trust the friend who sent it to me. In the audio, Obama raises a new argument against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act that he has not raised in public during the present discussion. The description of the YouTube clip sums it up: In this audio Obama coldly | Read More »

    California Decides To Investigate Schumer – FINALLY!

    Reuters is reporting that California Attorney General Jerry Brown has received a letter from former employees of IndyMac requesting a investigation into the letter Charles Schumer released to the press expressing concern over the liquidity of IndyMac. That letter began an 11 day run on withdrawals from panicked IndyMac depositors that sent the bank into a tailspin and eventual failure. The employees are claiming that | Read More »

    Minnick: My Primary Residence May Not Be in the District, But At Least My Office is Here

    Remember Walt Minnick’s attempt to drum up 1st District resentment because Bill Sali chose to locate his campaign office at a central location in downtown Boise in the 2nd District? Headline: Minnick campaign proudly based in the District Walt will representDid you know Bill Sali’s campaign office and Congressional in-state headquarters are both in Idaho’s Second Congressional District. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem—except Sali | Read More »

    McCain Leads For First Time

    FiveThirtyEight runs a rather unique projection site. Unlike RCP’s crude averages that follow the current state of the race, 538 tries to project the result based on current polls, underlying demographics, and cyclical trends (i.e. when a convention bump happens, 538 will be discounting those numbers). 538 runs a large number of simulations using a calculated probability of winning each state. For the first time | Read More »

    Outraged by Congress’ Inaction on Gas Prices, Bill Colley Biked to Washington

    Bill Colley left Bridgeville, Del., on Monday morning and headed West to Washington, D.C. — on his bicycle. Colley, a radio talk-show host for WGMD, had listened to so many callers on his show complaining about the high cost of gasoline that he decided to do something about. Riding his bike about 114 miles to Washington, D.C., the 46-year-old Colley arrived this morning in time | Read More »

    Senator Obama’s Family Values or Charity Begins At Home

    First Brothers. Gotta love ‘em. My gosh, who can forget Billy Carter, amateur brewmeister and registered agent of Muammar Khaddafi. Or the exploits of the uber-talented Roger Clinton. And the Rodham brothers. You’d have to look far and wide to find a more egregious pair of asshats (though heaven forbid one of them may be flirting with a McCain endorsement.) In the past, though, the | Read More »

    Obama the man of “new politics” not so much!

    From hotline on call we find little Barry is playing old school politics with a new ad running in GA…. “New Barack Obama TV ad highlights John McCain’s relationship with Ralph Reed, whose connections to Jack Abramoff forced him to bail from a recent fundraiser for the GOP nom. Narrator: Ralph Reed, “In deep with convicted felon and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, but when the Senate | Read More »

    Obama brings knife to gun fight

    The headline is hilarious and the point is valid. The Obama campaign sent out an email announcing they were releasing a new ad in Georgia linking McCain to Ralph Reed and, by association, Jack Abramoff. Brian Rogers, spokesman for the McCain campaign, fired back with this: “Barack Obama’s ad is ridiculous. Because of John McCain, corruption was exposed and people like Jack Abramoff went to | Read More »

    Dems Should be *ALOT* Better at Acronyms than this…

    Now, I’m not going to expand on the functionality of this network, as Michelle Malkin has already done so. And I couldn’t find the exact wording of the Social Investment Fund Network in the Democratic Platform (warning, pdf!), but I did find this bit at Barack Obama’s Plan for Universal Voluntary Public Service: **Social Investment Fund Network:** Obama will create a Social Investment Fund Network | Read More »

    A tribute to President Bush

    **If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt youBut make allowance for their doubting too,If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If | Read More »

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    Embrace a surprising pick, Hillary Clinton

    With Obama’s numbers in rapid decline, this scenario is very REAL… Remember Obama has ZERO principal whatsoever, and he is an ultimate poll-whore, I’m pretty sure his pollsters know his major problem: democratic base voters. Really only one thought on the Dems: Perhaps Patrick was right. A very good source is telling me that multiple DNC members have told him that Hillary is the | Read More »

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    I finally figured out who Barack Obama reminds me of

    Will Smith’s character in Six Degrees of Separation Six Degrees of Seraration at Wikipedia


    Captain Bulls*** Strikes Again

    Obama won’t accept PAC money. Using campaign appearances, e-mails to supporters, and Iowa TV ads, Illinois Senator Barack Obama has repeatedly reminded voters that his presidential campaign does not accept contributions from lobbyists or political action committees, casting his decision as a noble departure from the ways of Washington. Obama, you see, is pure as the driven snow [Ed. — Begin the countdown until some | Read More »

    NO! to Comprehensive Immigration Reform [UPDATE]…

    Hat tip to Michelle Malkin. Some folks can’t seem to understand why others of us won’t stand for a bill on immigration reform that address both “immigration status” and border security at the same time. The answer comes from Tucson, AZ. But first, a little background. Remember the battle over immigration reform when our nominee, and our President, both told us (along with all the | Read More »

    Boehner: ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ on Drilling

    Over the past two weeks, House Minority Leader John Boehner has traveled the country in support of Republican candidates, raising money and talking about the GOP’s uprising on the House floor. Boehner was back on Capitol Hill today to kick off day 14 of what’s been called the Don’t Go Movement. I had an opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one interview. Before we talked, | Read More »

    A Tale of Two Erics

    Let me get this straight. Dan McLaughlin, in a story headlined here at RedState, has pointed out a hit-piece on the DNC website against potential McCain VP Eric Cantor that accuses him of being…Jewish? Is the DNC actually admitting in print an anti-Semitic bias? And has anyone asked for a comment on this from Democratic Independent Senator Joe Lieberman? More on this, and the new | Read More »

    It’s Time For Congress To Take Stand Against Russian Aggression

    We are the Party of Lincoln and Reagan. This is our moment to stand with Georgia; it is our moment to make a strong moral statement and take action against Russia’s military invasion of a free and sovereign neighbor. Representative Thaddeus McCotter from my home state of Michigan, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, is rallying members of Congress to have Georgian President Mikheil | Read More »

    Energy Hypocrisy – Part Duex

    The energy hypocrisy continues – this time, with a blast from the past. Recently, Senators Chambliss and Graham signed the petition to protect Energy Freedom Day while they are members of the Gang of 10 which does not allow full OCS drilling. Now time for energy hypocrisy part duex. Gang of 10 member Senator Landrieu wants to give incentives for Americans to drive cars that | Read More »

    A One-Term Pledge: Pointless

    Recently, there has been some talk about John McCain potentially offering a one-term Presidency pledge. I, and the term-limiting Twenty-Second Amendment to the Constitution, think that such a thing is ridiculous and unnecessary. The last real vow of a one-term Presidency was taken by James K. Polk in 1844. Similar to John McCain in 2008, Polk emerged as the unlikely nominee because his party could | Read More »

    In an Obama Administration, This Child Would be Dead

    In an Obama administration, this would be just another useless life. Spared from the vestiges of undesirable existence, conveniently eliminated, removed from a life of divined medical dependency or prescient physical deformity; it matters not. The basic premise of elimination carries forethought that creation of life carries no significant importance when contrasted against the whims and proclivities of man. I am reminded that Obama said; | Read More »

    Fred Thompson to speak at Convention

    McCain just announced about 3:00 that Fred will speak on Sept.2 at the Convention. We got our wish,well one of them.

    DNC on Eric Cantor: “Both Abramoff and Cantor are Jewish”

    The Democratic National Committee has a website set up to attack potential McCain running mates as “The Next Cheney” (if only); if you want to see there are pages dedicated to Bobby Jindal, Mitt Romney, John Thune, Tom Ridge, Tim Pawlenty, Carly Fiorina, Charlie Crist, Fred Smith and Eric Cantor. Lest there be any doubt as to the origins of this site, there’s a disclaimer | Read More »

    A Point Well Made on Obama

    A caller to Rush Limbaugh’s show made a great point well. It’s one I have not heard made as well. Let’s go back to Saddleback. Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that Obama via Andrea Mitchell is telling the truth: John McCain had advanced knowledge of the questions (yeah, yeah, I know it is not true, but let’s pretend it is. Let’s humor Barry). Okay, so | Read More »

    Quote of the Hour

    From ABC’s Political Radar blog: “I thought it was very odd and very strange and out of character that the senator would just toss a bag out into the middle of the street,” said Bayh neighbor Ashley Allen. It was his son’s lacrosse gear, but that does not excuse the would-be veep’s obviously aberrational behavior.

    Obama’s kid brother found alive, in a hut

    Jake Tapper tells us that they’ve found Barack Obama’s kid brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, in a hut near Nairobi. This was from the Italian version of Vanity Fair, and I’d never imagined that there was such a thing. Barry, get your brother out of that hut!

    Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) Has Died (Perhaps?) (Yep)

    Rep, Tubbs Jones of Ohio suffered a brain aneurysm yesterday and died a short time ago. Our prayers go out to her family. Tubbs Jones, 58, served as a Cuyahoga County judge and prosecutor before succeeding U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes. She has served five terms in Congress and is expected to easily win her sixth in November. (SOURCE) UPDATE: Despite press from both the local | Read More »

    Obama cares for all lost brethren- except for his own!

    Apparently between Michelle’s fabulous dresses, Manolo Blahnik shoes, $20,000 to Reverend Wright, personal trainers, piano lessons for the girls and their million dollar house in the ritziest part of Chicago there is just nothing left to help poor George Hussein Obama make more than 12 dollars a year.. Barack Obama’s ‘lost’ brother found in Kenya Senator Barack Obama’s long lost brother has been tracked down | Read More »

    Ben Smith of Politico Admits Obama Supported Infanticide

    It’s great that members of the mainstream media are now getting in on the act and admitting that Obama did support infanticide in the Illinois State Senate. Check out Ben’s post here. What? Don’t see the admission from Ben that Obama did support infanticide? Go read it again. That Smith is slinging Obama’s mud against Jill Stanek is proof positive and a total admission that | Read More »

    Electricity More Expensive for Tennesseans Thanks to Democrats

    The invaluable Michael Silence gets the hat tip this morning! He links to a Knoxville News Sentinel story reporting that, effective October 1st, TVA is increasing rates. Remember this post when you vote this November! ‘20%: TVA Board Approves Largest Rate Hike in Decades’ not only tells us the hike is coming, it tells us what rising TVA expense is behind it. Customers can expect | Read More »

    Nothing Against Joe, But No

    I like Joe Lieberman. He’d be a terrific Secretary of State. But I don’t want another old guy, particularly an old pro-choicer (though he was pro-life until he ran with Algore), being Vice President. I realize McCain loves history and we had the whole Lincoln-Johnson ticket at the start of the GOP, but this would be the end of the GOP — bookending the life | Read More »

    Happy Ronnie Musgrove Day!

    I found the video quite humorous. McCain needs to try something like this with Obama.

    The case against biden

    Obama will pick Biden because of his foreign policy experience. Thats real funny. We just need to point out right away that Mr. Biden was one of the few who voted AGAINST the use of force in the first Gulf War. How could he vote against it? Even arab countries wanted to use force against saddam. Sounds like Biden was a Neville Chamberlin. Be nice | Read More »

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    Behold the Power of RedState

    We’ve asked that Bobby Jindal and Fred Thompson get speaking spots at the convention. They will. Below the fold is the full slate.Monday, Sept. 1Service“Love of country, my friends, is another way of saying love of your fellow countryman.”–Sen. John McCain John McCain’s commitment to his fellow Americans, a commitment forged in service to his country, is one of the defining hallmarks of his life. | Read More »


    Pssst! RedState! Let’s ix-nay all the mad joy over iden-bay [update - Operation Ix-nay succeeds!]

    I have a message that is intended only for Republican eyes — a message that is desperately important right at this moment. I struggle with exactly how to pose this, because I know both Democrats and Republicans are reading. This calls for some subterfuge. The New York Jets were apparently powerless to stop the Cheating Cheaters from intercepting their messages. [Hint, guys – you should | Read More »

    The Rush Limbaugh Open Thread

    Moved back up top The show is starting and our servers are rocking along nicely this morning. Here’s your open thread.

    Changing The Subject

    Imagine it’s August 29. The DNC convention has ended and Obama leads by 20 points in the polls. He gave a blockbuster of a speech at Invesco Field that even Republicans will applaud. The MSM’s legs will still be tingling even two days later. At the convention Obama will of course have proposed zillions of dollars in new spending as well as raise everyone’s taxes, | Read More »

    Conservatives Will Support McCain No Matter Who He Chooses So He Should Nominate Mike Huckabee as VP

    With every passing hour comes word through the political grapevine that John McCain has settled on Romney, or considering Mike Huckabee, or picked Ron Paul. Even Hillary Clinton’s name has been thrown around this afternoon.Probably the biggest issue surrounding McCain’s VP pick is whether he’ll dare pick a populist candidate as his running mate. A small vocal base of the richest 1% of Americans is | Read More »

    Embracing the Axis of Evil: An Obama Adviser Goes To Syria and Comes Home Unsure if He Was Used

    Obama has previously said he would unconditionally meet with the presidents of Syria and Iran. Now one of his advisors has gone to Syria to offer some advice to Syria’s leaders. Daniel Kurtzer, one of Obama’s many, many foreign policy advisers, went to Syria and met with Syria’s Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem. Kurtzer and the Obama campaign say this was unrelated to the campaign. There | Read More »

    Debbie Dingell, meet Kirk Watson

    Cross-posted on RightMichigan at Debbie Dingell is Michigan’s Democratic National Committeewoman. Debbie Dingell is the wife of Congressman John Dingell. Debbie Dingell is a member of the Wayne State Board of Governors. Debbie Dingell was named by Crain’s Detroit Business one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan. Debbie Dingell was named by the Washingtonian one of the 100 Most Influential Women in | Read More »

    McCain Flips The Script

    In recent polls John McCain has flipped Barack Obama’s lead and now leads by 6 points, 46%-41%. In another poll John McCain leads when it comes to the economy with more Americans trusting him over Barack Obama. McCain is proving to be the right Republican for the right time. A time in which Republicans are like the bubonic plague. Why to say the word Republican | Read More »

    The Vice Presidential Nominee

    I’m going to call it. Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential nominee will be Tim Kaine, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I’m perfectly open to being wrong, but I do not think I am. Both Obama and McCain really need someone with executive experience. That rules out Joe Biden, who was raised by the wolves in the Senate. That leaves Evan Bayh, Tim Kaine, and wild | Read More »