The Palins, the Bidens, and the Obamas

    Even with the passage of a few days from the Convention to ‘cool down’, I find that my admiration for Gov. Palin remains steadfast. If anything, it has increased as she now takes to the campaign trail. One of the reasons is something I have not seen discussed much, if at all, in the media or in the blogosphere. But it is something I feel | Read More »

    Talk about getting ambushed!!

    (H/T to Allahpundit at Hotair) This audio clip is priceless. I completely disagree with Mike Gravel’s assessment of the war in Iraq, but you have to give him some plaudits for being able to rise above the acrimonious partisanship and call the lefty MSM hosts on their grawlix. The incredulous tones to their voices made my heart pitter patter a bit.!

    Obama Courts the Women’s Vote

    Barack Obama: “You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.” You stay classy, Senator Obama.

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    U.S. Navy Veteran for McCain & Palin

    To the United States of America Public,By reviewing the history of the United States and of our presidents a trend can be seen. The trend is that when the United States was most respected worldwide was when our president had served in the military of our country. Presidents like, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. These presidents all had common | Read More »

    Sarah Palin’s character distilled into a moment of time

    On the day McCain announced her selection as his running mate, Palin thanked Clinton and Ferraro for blazing her trail. A day later, Ferraro noted her shock at Palin’s comment. You see, none of her peers, no one, had ever publicly thanked her in the 24 years since her historic run for the White House.When I read these sentences, I was just stunned, almost like | Read More »

    Joe Biden Threatened Israel

    Commentary During that committee hearing, at the height of the Lebanon War, Sen. John Biden (Delaware) had attacked Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and threatened that if Israel did not immediately cease this activity, the US would have to cut economic aid to Israel. When the senator raised his voice and banged twice on the table with his fist, Begin commented to him: “This | Read More »

    You Sweeties look like pigs and smell like fish. Vote for me!

    Poor Barry just can’t let go of his inner misogynist: “You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.” “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink.” “We’ve had enough of the same old thing.”For the first time in his political life, Barack Obama is facing adversity. His | Read More »

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    Democratic Fables About Sarah Palin’s Positions on Social Wedge Issues

    One of the more popular fables retailed by the Democrats is that Republicans use social “wedge” issues that have nothing to do with the business of government to win elections, and Democrats do not. Now, I don’t deny that Republicans often run campaigns that deal with social issues and the values of the candidates, and I’m not going to get into a long debate here | Read More »

    Joe Biden Opens His Mouth.

    Like the wheelchair.

    On the use of Newspaper Headlines as Political Weapons

    The Washington Post’s front pager about Sarah Palin’s per diem expenditure for her upkeep as Governor of Alaska demonstrates one of the Left-Wing news media’s (especially print media) most disingenuous and corrupt practices – the use of newspaper headlines (and often, ledes) as a sort of push-poll mechanism against political foes. If any set of people should know the power of words to convey deeper | Read More »

    Oh, by the way: House Democrats caved on drilling.

    Oddest darn thing that you ever saw: they’re going to stop playing procedural games, for some reason. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday morning that the newest Democratic energy bill will be brought to the floor under normal rules and will be subject to a vote on a Republican alternative that is likely to call for even more drilling than Democrats are prepared | Read More »

    It McCainomania!

    It’s McCainomania! No, it’s Palinmania! It’s McCainopalinmania!Or maybe it’s just SUSA. I mean, McCain’s hot, but up 20 in North Carolina?

    Something We Can Do About Energy

    Not one to stand on the sidelines, I have learned a lot about the energy debate we’re having in this country and now is the time we take some action. I have three places to plug for online activism on this issue. I can not stress enough how important it is for readers of this site to check out these websites and stay focused on | Read More »


    Univ. of Wisconsin blog reader survey needs you!

    I’m the student leader the Social Media & Democracy research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We conducted a survey of political blog readers in 2006 and are following that up with a new study this year. This is a two-part study, the second part of which will happen after the elections in November. We would greatly appreciate if you could take 15-20 minutes to | Read More »

    I guess I’m politically incorrect…

    Watching tv the other day I saw a woman yelling at a reporter about how her welfare check was not big enough to support her and her 3 kids. She was standing there, no apparent physical abnormalities, no speech problems and no missing limbs. She had gold hoop earrings on. I read the other day how horrible it was that Palin’s church prays to save | Read More »

    Loyalty in Government

    Loyalty is such a broad topic of debate in today’s world. We all seek loyalty at some level amongst our families, friends, employers, employees, schools, communities and yes government. Loyalty is an important part of ethics. The philosopher Josiah Royce once said it was the supreme moral good, and that one’s devotion to an object mattered more than the merits of the object itself. Plato | Read More »

    EPU, Fredheads, and the magnificent McCain acceptance speech

    It’s been almost a week, and therefore the McCain speech is old news, but the well-chronicled posting difficulties have had me somewhat on my heels here. So here we go.RedState brass seemed surprised that I liked it so much. I suppose my posting history here might give the impression that I was disposed to be skeptical of John McCain’s acceptance speech Thursday night at the | Read More »

    Does The World Come to an End on Sept 10th, 2008?

    When I was a little boy, I was told in church that the end of the world was near. I was told this by my Southern Baptist Preacher because he had it high authority that it will happen. He said, it was foretold in the Bible and there will come true. He quoted the various passages of revelations, about the end of the world and | Read More »

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    Does Barack Obama Still Support the Bridge to Nowhere?

    Barack Obama’s campaign claims Governor Palin has flip-flopped on the Bridge to Nowhere.Where does Barack Obama stand on the bridge?Governor Palin changed her mind and told Washington “thanks, but no thanks” to the bridge. Barack Obama voted to fund the Bridge to Nowhere.So does Barack Obama still support the Bridge to Nowhere? Or has Obama changed his mind to now oppose the bridge?If Barack Obama | Read More »

    Palin Should Stop Sending Fetuses To War

    Predictably, the radical witches at Code Pink were out to protest in Denver and St. Paul for the recent political conventions, doing their part to bring laughter and tears to the two-week drama. Equally predictably, I caught up with their group from time to time to see how things were going. I’ve put together a short highlight reel we can all share. Code Pink, the | Read More »

    Any CIA’s around to verify?

    Anybody know for reals if the tyrant is dead?


    question for yal

    hello ladies and gents of the right, i have a question for you.firstly though, some disclosure: i am a liberal Democrat. i dont plan on sticking around your forum very long–yal have as much right to an online echo chamber as we do!–but i wanted to hear some conservatives’ thoughts on something.without further ado, what is with the practice of referring to the “Democrat Party”, | Read More »

    Jake Tapper Needs to Do His Homework

    It’s hard to know what Jake Tapper of ABC News was thinking when he wrote this post calling Sarah Palin “confused” for her comments about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In fact, it was Tapper who must have been confused. Palin’s comments about Fannie and Freddie were correct. It was Tapper, calling them “private entities,” who needs to do his homework.As my Heritage Foundation colleague | Read More »

    Palin Is A Muslim Fundamentalist – SALON

    As Barack Obama whines on about slurs that haven’t happened, and as some conservatives fall over themselves to not be rude, here is the other side (via the pages of SALON) in all their kind and constructive glory: But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the | Read More »

    If she successfully runs the investigatory gauntlet…

    The army of lawyers, PIs and muckrakers are underway in Palin’s familiar haunts according to Fund at the WSJ, and Gibson is set for a “no holds barred” two days of interviews with the governor. At the same time news agencies are busy racing around town with their mics and cameras trying to get something of substance. If Palin successfully runs this gauntlet and | Read More »

    McCain Now Winning Majority of Independents… That’s gotta hurt.Oh… and…Asked about the findings of the poll that says McCain has taken what was once Obama’s 8 point lead among white women and turned it into a 12 point deficit… campaign manager David Plouffe told a Washington Post reporter, “Well, your poll is wrong.” it possible to grin so hard you actually pull a muscle?


    Housing Stimulus

    It the Housing Economy Stupid! More important than an energy plan is a housing plan. This country will not move forward/grow/prosper until the housing market bottoms!an economic stimulus that will turn the housing market could be tax incentives.A short-term reduction in capital gains on real estate would drive the required private money to the market. Baby boomers looking for that secondary /early retirement/FL/AZ home would | Read More »

    Since When does Andrew Sullivan have a husband?

    This is on Andrew Sullivan’s page: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 A Note To My Readers 09 Sep 2008 01:00 pm Thank you for your many emails of concern. For the record, I’m absolutely fine, nothing has changed with this blog, no one is pressuring me to write or not write anything, and I spent part of the day yesterday with my husband soaking up the | Read More »

    New Obama Theme Song

    Goldberg pwns Washington Post in 30 seconds.

    I am sure some media talking heads today want to discuss the Washington Post story which implies wrong doing on the part of Sarah Palin alledgedly charging the state of Alaska with per diem charges for staying at home. After 30 seconds of google searching, Goldberg found the Alaska Administrative Manual.Big deal, right? In reality it is.

    Seven Years

    Many people say that seven is supposed to be a lucky number, something that you carry around with you like a rabbit’s foot, or that jersey you always wear when your team really needs that big victory. But tomorrow, seven has a much more sobering and somber meaning; Thursday marks the 7th year anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in | Read More »

    Seven Years

    Many people say that seven is supposed to be a lucky number, something that you carry around with you like a rabbit’s foot, or that jersey you always wear when your team really needs that big victory. But tomorrow, seven has a much more sobering and somber meaning; Thursday marks the 7th year anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in | Read More »

    Election 2008: Is this about issues or personalities?

    Jim Vandehei is at it again. The former WashPost-er, now with, teamed up with John Harris last week to throw together the inestimably weak 6 things Palin pick says about McCain. (1. He’s desperate; 2. He’s willing to gamble — bigtime; 3. He’s worried about the political implications of his age; 4. He’s not worried about the actuarial implications of his age; 5. He’s | Read More »

    Biden Steps In It

    The Hill is reporting that Joseph Biden has said that “I assume she thinks and agrees with the same policies that George Bush and John McCain think,” Biden added. “And that’s obviously a backward step for women.”So he didn’t say word for word that “Palin is a backward step for women,” but you can rest assured that that is what a lot of women will | Read More »

    “And it came to pass…”

    I mentioned earlier how John McCain raised a staggering 5 million dollars in Chicago (of all places) is 5 hours.Imagine, Obama’s hometown peeps handing him 5 million dollars that will never wind up going back into their economy…What would make someone do something so silly…? Why are Obama’s and… what’s his name’s numbers slipping while those of John McCain and Sarah Palin going up?

    AoSHQ wants this to be the new Palin theme song.

    Although frankly, I like the studio version better:…alas, as AoSHQ also notes, the title is, ah, problematical.

    A helpful reminder from Jen Rubin.

    “While Obama supporters flail about and bemoan the state of the race, here’s something to consider: the fix which Barack Obama is now in is entirely of his own making.” (H/T Instapundit)Not that it’ll work. The people who need to hear it most are the people who are also most likely to believe that nothing bad ever happens to them at random: it’s a Republican | Read More »

    SATIRE: Joe Biden Ridicules John McCain’s War Record

    Democratic VP nominee, Senator Joe Biden (Del) touted his past experience as a key plus in preparing him for the job of keeping this country out of war during an Obama/Biden Administration.“I never fired a shot in anger and what I have been able to accomplish on this personal level has given me the insight that will help me keep America at peace when I’m | Read More »

    America not ready for Ken Salazars unbalanced energy plan

    Crossposted at OpinionTimes.comColorado Senator Ken Salazar spoke to an energy forum of the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States. He called for a “balanced national energy policy” and dismissed claims he is against drilling and exploration in the United States. He told his critics to just turn it “down a couple decibels.”He pointed to the fact that when he became Colorado’s natural resources director in | Read More »

    Andrew Sullivan Gets some Extra Time to Spend with His Family

    For those who may not have been obsessively watching Andrew Sullivan swirling the drain at The Atlantic over the last week, you might be interested to know that Sullivan abruptly stopped posting early yesterday afternoon with this toss-off post. Now, Sully is pretty much as obsessive about posting as Instapundit; if you briefly check his site, you’ll see that he often throws up in the | Read More »

    Why is Sarah Palin afraid of the Press? Hmm? [UPDATE: More Videos]

    Okay … so the new talking point making the rounds on the Left is that Sarah Palin is afraid of her lack of experience, knowledge, intelligence, accomplishment and basic humanity being exposed by those paragons and arbiters of honesty, courage, strength, fairness and objectivity. As evidence, they are pointing to Palin’s absence from the Sunday morning talk shows. What is she (and John McCain) afraid | Read More »

    McCain campaign: Hey, we paid for the right to use Heart’s “Barracuda.”

    Which they are (Via Hot Air Headlines). Personally, I like this take from the guitarist: And the band’s former guitarist, Roger Fisher, told Reuters last week that the McCain camp’s use of the song benefited both sides: Republicans get “the ingenious placement of a kick-ass song” — and Heart gets headlines and royalties. Part of that money, said Fisher, would be heading to the Arizona | Read More »

    McCain’s Clean Campaign

    There is so very much that McCain and Palin could say to defend themselves in the media, and yet they remain quiet and focused on their goal of restoring our country to greatness. I am impressed by the fact that McCain has such a strong hold on his campaign. Not only does it speak volumes to me about how he will run the country, it | Read More »

    McCain seems to miss candidate filing in TX: serious?

    According to presidential candidate Bob Barr’s site In Texas the Evidence is Clear the Democrats and Republicans both missed the fall candidate filing deadline of August 26. I know that candidates miss this now and then and still get on the ballot. It happened to GWB in various states in 2004, again because of the late ballot.So can someone inform us how candidates miss the | Read More »

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    Sarah Palin’s Expenses As Governor Scandalously…80% Lower Than Her Predecessor’s!

    The Washington Post, running through their checklist, has an article looking at Sarah Palin’s state-paid living and travel expenses as Governor of Alaska. Our own Ben Domenech wrote up a response to this, which he asked me to post (there go those tech issues again). Ben’s post is as follows:I do not think this word means what you think it means: …Palin (a) billed the | Read More »

    Sarah Palin is a Theocrat

    Here’s a big surprise. Since nothing else is working, the lefties are pulling a Rosie O’Donnell and comparing Palin to Muslim fundamentalists because of her Christian beliefs.But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers…What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick.You can read the rest of | Read More »

    McCain Rakes in 5 MILLION in 5 Hours… in CHICAGO!!!

    “CHICAGO (CBS) ? Republican John McCain raised about $5 million in Chicago Monday night, or about $1 million for each hour he spent in Democrat Barack Obama’s home town.”The article goes on to say that, “McCain is taking federal funds and can’t raise outside money. Money raised here goes to RNC, to be spent in four battleground states. It will be spent on McCain’s behalf, | Read More »

    Hey, are you a Democrat who was cheered by the way Senator Obama wouldn’t play the 527 game?

    Yeah, well, Obama needs to rip out your heart and eat it in front of you, now. Principles are principles, but he’s behind right now. And if you’re a Democrat who’s cheering the move, instead – well, your guy should have done this three months ago, or had the mother-wit to not even go down that road in the first place. Because this news is | Read More »

    Who Has Been Feeding at the Fannie/Freddie Trough?

    Senator McCain, time to clean up Washington.This Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae debacle goes right to the core of everything I hate about the Federal government. Sleazy money, sweetheart deals, and who you know payoffs are exactly what is wrong with the status quo. Michelle Obama gets a $315K job as a hospital bureaucrat(I sure as hell didn’t know hospitals paid that good!) and in return | Read More »

    How Republicans Spent Their Summer

    House Republicans welcomed their Democrat colleagues back to work yesterday. Today they reiterated their calls for an “all-of-the-above” energy plan, the recurring theme of their their five-week protest on the House floor.