Andrew Sullivan Flunks a Rorschach Test
Andrew Sullivan, fresh off of bending the truth to mean whatever he’d like it to mean about his pre-Iraq position on the war, writes today to accuse John and Cindy McCain of embellishing a very personal story in a crass attempt to achieve political gain with evangelicals. Part of the McCain Celebrity, as packaged for the evangelical base, is the rescue of two Bangladeshi girls | Read More »
Weather Channel Reporters = Idiots
I guess an education in Meteorolgy doesn’t require you to use common sense. Just saw an update on The Weather Channel where an attractive lady is standing out in gusting wind down in Florida, telling viewers about how dangerous it is for people to be out in such weather. Of course, she’s out in that wind and rain on some beach, going on and on | Read More »
“I thought he said the wives were off-limits.”
Everybody reading this knows that nothing is off-limits to a Democratic campaign machine determined to get their guy elected. But the gloves are well and truly off.
Zogby: Little Support for 3rd Party Candidates
A new poll from Zogby/World Net Daily that included five names in addition to those of Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama finds little support for third party candidates. Obama came on top in the poll with 38.1% and McCain had 33.6%. The third place finisher in this poll was “undecided” with 21.3% followed by 7.3% who said they were not going to vote | Read More »
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Release the Hounds
Finally we get beyond the cute (though reasonably effective) Paris/Britney add and have the 529s coming into the mix going for a little more than flesh wounds. Check out this linkto a group called “American Issues Project” and the ad they have put together asking tough- but I think we would all agree fair- questions about Bill Ayers and Obama’s relationship (friendship?) with Ayers. I | Read More »
RedState on Hannity & Colmes TONIGHT
I’ll be on Hannity & Colmes tonight to talk about RedState’s coverage of Obama’s opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and our coverage related thereto, including today’s post on Obama’s statements from the floor of the Illinois State Senate. I should be on between 9:00 and 9:30.
Palin’s Trooper Travails
I wrote about Governor Palin’s troubles a couple of weeks ago. Short story is she fired the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, something she has every right to do just ’cause she wants to, saying she wanted a “new direction” for the department. That’s about as standard a reason for saying you fired someone as “I need to spend more time with my | Read More »
Obama on Time’s Cover AGAIN!
Via Drudge we get the recognition that Time Magazine has once again placed the Obamessiah on its cover. This makes the 7th time in the space of a year that Obama has graced the cover of Time Magazine. Thus far, McCain has found the favor of the front cover precisely two times. In the tank much? Naahhh! Can’t be. It MUST be just a coinkiedink. | Read More »
What I Learned In The Arctic Circle
I really thought I would come back from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with some pretty good pictures of, well, wildlife. To hear the environmentalists talk about it, ANWR is a pristine landscape filled with mountains, trees, and creatures huddled together for safety on their tiny tiny refuge. Imagine how stunned I was to discover, upon landing, that I was in a very different place. | Read More »
Obama’s glass houses
Since how many houses John McCain has seems to be the issue du jour, David Freddoso takes some time to discuss Obama’s house and his pal Tony Rezko. The house: Barack Obama has admitted it was “boneheaded” to get involved in a land deal with Tony Rezko, his friend and fund-raiser. But the media’s focus on that deal has distracted from the bigger question: Why | Read More »
Worst. Senate. Majority. Leader. Ever.
Harry Reid: Target-rich environment. I don’t know if Reid has a soul, but if he does, it has likely been condemned to perpetually suck on a lemon. It would explain more than a few things about the man’s personality.
More Of This Please
James Pethoukis delivers a one-two between the eyes of Obamanomics. In addition to the economics lesson Pethoukis properly delivers, we have yet another lesson in just how much the media is in the tank for Barack Obama. Of course, all of this fawning only serves to reinforce the Obama-is-just-a-celebrity narrative, though the only people who don’t seem to understand or accept this are Obama and | Read More »
Let’s Talk Forgetfulness
John McCain wasn’t sure how many houses he owned. Sounds bad? Perhaps. Almost as bad as not remembering how many states there are in the Union. Or the number of cyclone victims in Burma, for that matter.
The Road to Denver
Via Constant Reader Aaron Gardner, whose mild reproof is quite correct: not hard to embed these, guys.
In Which Things Get Interesting . . .
And Chuck Schumer may need to get some consultants stat: California’s attorney general is reviewing a request by former employees of IndyMac Bancorp Inc to investigate whether a New York senator triggered the bank’s collapse by releasing confidential information. At issue is a much-publicized letter that Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, sent in June to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) and Office of Thrift Supervision | Read More »
For The Obama Campaign
Sleep with one eye open: A brother of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and local Democrats who backed her unsuccessful presidential campaign socialized privately Monday with a top surrogate of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. The private gathering featured Carly Fiorina, Mr. McCain’s top economic adviser, and took place at the Dunmore home of political consultant Jamie Brazil, a longtime friend | Read More »
A Note To The Democratic National Committee
I don’t ever want to hear anyone from your organization accuse other people of being racists. You guys are just not in any position to preach anymore. I trust that this is clear, though simpler and more elementary words may be needed for the geniuses who thought up this line of attack on Eric Cantor.
This election season appears to be conspiring to make me look bad as a prognosticator. I thought that Hillary Clinton would win the Democratic nomination and instead, Barack Obama came storming onto the political scene and took it away from her. Next, I thought that Barack Obama would win the Presidential election and . . . well, I still think that but here comes John | Read More »
Anwar Ibrahim’s connections to Terror
Anwar’s recent anti-semitic remarks gave us pause and cause to take stock of the man and another look at his record and past associations. It is of paramount importance that both Malaysians and Americans understand the dangerous implications of a Malaysia ruled by Anwar Ibrahim. As is pointed out by Ganesh Sahathevan of the The Terror Finance Blog, “many Westerners believe Anwar to be a | Read More »
The power of negative campaigning, explained.
S. Weasel has a flow chart, and everything. I won’t give it away, except to note that you should read the whole thing. Once you get the mechanism fully internalized, everything becomes obvious. Via AoSHQ. Moe Lane PS: Let’s make this a diary, so that people can comment.
Dems in denial of Barry’s position on infant life
When the Yankees aren’t playing, and when Erick is a guest on Hannity & Colmes, I watch FNC’s prime time stuff. One thing I’ve noted about Alan Colmes and Bob Beckel is their reluctance to accept that Obama actually believes that you can leave living babies, survivors of botched abortions, to die without medical treatment. They think the claim cannot be right; there must be | Read More »
Harry Reid hates John McCain
John McCain has made some powerful enemies of late, none more so that the majority leader of the United States Senate, Dingy Harry. That’s Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to those of you who respect the man. His hometown paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal , asked Reid about Joe Lieberman, and Dingy Harry defended his old friend: “He has a close personal relationship with John McCain. | Read More »
US Women’s Soccer Team Wins Gold
US Women’s Soccer team defeats Brazil 1-0 for the Olympic Gold Medal.
Re: Rezko sentencing.
But you do have to admit: it’s one heck of a Fitzmas present.
Barry Mud Slinger
Barry Mud Slinger Theme Song Who’s the greatest mud slinger of all? Who can buy a great big house with Rezko subsidies? What kind of slimy worm guy? Who’s lied like a dog to chase his Prez destiny? Who’s got a segmented lot? It’s Barry… Mudslinger It’s Barry… Mudslinger It’s the Barry Mud Slinger Show! Glass jaw Barry should be more careful when throwing stones. | Read More »
New McCain Web Ad: The One – Road to Denver
This one is even better. Watch it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PetxaA42OuE
McCain and Obama: A Tale of Two Platforms
A little compare-and-contrast regarding the party platforms. On the GOP side, John McCain has decided against a bitter battle to bend the party platform to match his own idiosyncratic views: Republicans are inviting suggestions for their party platform this year, and thousands have responded online. But when a committee meets to draft the document in Minneapolis next week, one voice will be largely absent: John | Read More »
Obama’s Dire Scenario
I posted this a while back at Real Clear Politics and Conservative Politics 101. Some of it seems to be happening, and other parts can still happen, National Security did become a big issue again in mid-august but not because of the War but rather the Soviet Union. Also I missed the Energy Debate, but my Veep picks still look ok. So for the record | Read More »
Proud to Be an American
I like the Olympics as much as the next guy. Maybe a little more than most, probably not less. I generally root, root, root, for my team but I am not so much a homer that I won’t pull for an underdog, even against the USA, even if it is an athlete from a country that I don’t admire so much such as Venezuela or | Read More »
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Hmm. This popped up on a “name brand” financial site a little while ago: What’s wrong with this picture? (First correct answer in comments wins a prize.) (BTW, can’t guarantee that this will be there like this for very long….)
The Path Of The Warrior
I’ve heard many Conservatives hail and holler in objection over John McCain’s nomination as the Republican candidate for President Of the United States. I’ve heard, “we’ll never vote for him”, “he’s a liberal Republican”, “he’s not one of us” But to those early on who rejected McCain I offer you something far worse. I offer American Liberalism the likes in which we’ve never seen before. | Read More »
I would like to reassure Jane Hamsher of something.
But even if he did, should John McCain pass away after winning the election, she will not get sent to Gitmo (Via Ace, who is quite right: this woman probably isn’t joking). Now I understand that Ms. Hamsher is both a member of the antiwar movement and a netrooter, which is to say that she operates in a different (read: inferior) reality than the rest | Read More »
Congratulations to Our Women’s Beach Volleyball Champs
First Kobe and now the women’s beach volleyball stars. I saw this on a few other websites, but wanted to post it here. I love this clip and I love these girls. I love the way the play and the way they conduct themselves on and off the court, but this clip of Kerry Walsh with Misty May-Treanor going out of her way to give | Read More »
Obama’s Surprise VP Choice
Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, or Evan Bayh? Oh, you silly country rubes. There is not an audacious name in that bunch. On Saturday, Barack Obama will return to the initial scene of his crimes against humanity with his vice presidential choice in tow. That choice? Does the phrase, “We’re putting the band back together,” mean anything to you, Chicago? That’s right, Obama’s choice will be | Read More »
In 2002, Barack Obama Supported Infanticide and I’ve Got the Transcript of His Words
Promoted up top in light of tonight’s debate. Editorial Note: People forget this issue came up more than once in Illinois. In 2001, Obama was concerned about abortion rights and the impact the Born Alive Infant Protection Act would have on abortion rights. In 2002, those concerns were addressed and fixed in the legislation. Now Obama’s concerns were more clear. His views on life had | Read More »
Barack Jennings Obama
A young, inexperienced orator captures the Democratic presidential nomination and squares off against the war hero and senior statesman nominated by the Republicans. Speaking as if from a pulpit, in a style learned from fiery preachers, the magnetic newcomer had the crowds swooning. I’m referring, of course, to the presidential election of 1896. That year, the Democratic Party was sharply divided between an establishment faction | Read More »
Now is the time to rev up Rezko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpmFd25tRqoThis ad is the perfect opportunity to reintroduce the voters to Obama’s pal, Tony [convicted of mortgage fraud] Rezco.Remember, Tony commited felonies helping his pal, the Obama’s get their house.You know, if the McCain’s were worth 5X what they are worth, they would almost be worth Obama’s best Senate friend, John Kerry.If the McCain’s owned mansions in Italy, Martha’s Vinyard and new York, they could | Read More »
Was the Politico McCain House Question a Setup?
Politico is headlining this and it’s flying across the fiber-optic lines of the Internet as we speak. POLITICO: McCain Unsure How Many Houses He Owns Interestingly enough, Obama’s campaign has already come up with an ad. OBAMA TV AD released this morning This story was already circulating before Politico asked their questions – according to the article below, the DNC accused McCain of being out | Read More »
Web a Leading News Source, Papers, TV Decline, Younger Ignoring ALL News
Congratulate yourselves as being among the leading edge in Americans interested in the news. According to a recent Pew survey 37 percent of America’s news consumers go to the Internet for their news. But it isn’t all good news for our sources of news. For one thing, this survey also shows that many of us are logging on at work. This is the sort of | Read More »
Orlando Magazine ‘Duped,’ Publishes Artist’s Fake Biography as Fact
Orlando Magazine (FL) published the amazing life’s story of Florida artist Mark Pulliam in their August issue. It was an amazing story of a man who seemingly did everything. Played Major League Baseball, hobnobbed with the likes of Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Tiger Woods as well as finding great success as a local artist. Oh, it seemed a whirlwind life. One little problem. Little of | Read More »
Union Thugs Beat Member for Disagreeing With Party Line
Members of the carpenters union in New York City have ruined any chance that authorities there will take their union out of government oversight by beating unconscious William Davenport, a union dissident running for office in the union. After an August 5 candidates forum, the candidate was beaten by members of the carpenters union audience outside a church. Outside a CHURCH! This thuggery along with | Read More »
The WMO explains that, despite global warming, it’s cold outside
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) tells us that this has been the coldest year in at least the past five [link]. The global mean temperature to end-July was 0.28 degrees Celsius above the 1961-1990 average, the UK-based MetOffice Hadley Centre for climate change research said on Wednesday. That would make the first half of 2008 the coolest since 2000. Oh, they try to explain it | Read More »
Colorado Dems Lose Battle for Oil, Go after McCain on Water
According to an article at the Denver Post, Republican Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that the Colorado River Water Compact should be renegotiated. Colorado Democrat Governor Bill Ritter and Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) seized on this word used by McCain and put their own meaning to it. Salazar claims, The political disruption that would result from any renegotiation of these allocations would create | Read More »
McCain to Lobbyists: “Birds of Prey”
Recently, McCain has called lobbyists “birds of prey” according to Politico. He even went as far as to say: “Lobbyists don’t come to my office. Because they know they’re not going to be an earmark. They know they’re not going to get a pork-barrel project. Senator Obama’s gotten lots of ’em.” Let me take this time to remind the Senator that lobbyists are people first | Read More »
With Liberty and Justice for All (even school teachers)
When I first heard the news that Harold ISD, a small school district in North Texas, decided to allow their teachers to carry guns on campus this coming school year, “that feeling” came over me which used to come over me when Ronald Reagan gave speeches on liberty and American exceptionalism. In what I can only describe as a flood of emotion approaching inexpressibility, I | Read More »
Dismembering the “Torture Narrative”
The “torture narrative” has taken another blow. As you may recall, Philippe Sands’ Torture Team (or perhaps more accurately the excerpts that appeared in Vanity Fair) proved so persuasive to Jerry Nadler (D-NY) that he convened a hearing of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Liberties (under Rep. John Conyers’ (D-MI) House Committee on the Judiciary) to demand the truth about the alleged | Read More »
Obama news: Rezko to be sentenced a week before the election
Barry Obama’s real estate buddy and fundraiser Tony Rezko is set to be sentenced for “wide-ranging fraud, connected to taking kickbacks from state deals.” Rezko’s sentencing date is scheduled for October 28, a week before the Presidential election. Don’t look at us. We didn’t nominate the guy and his baggage.
About the Pay-Grade Thing
Never make a joke that undermines the premises of what you’re trying to sell. That one’s not actually in the rule book (at least I’ve never seen it there), but you know it’s true if you’ve ever had to kick a cocky young sales guy under the table. Knowing where one stands on challenging, controversial questions is above Obama’s pay grade. We know this because | Read More »
Article: How McCain Fought For Change in Iraq (A must read)
The Washington Times has a fantastic article about the origins of the surge. It really exemplifies McCain’s commander-in-chief credentials and unmatched nation security/foriegn policy credentials. It also points out how important Senators Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman were in the process. We owe these three men an enormous debt of gratitude for getting things on track in Iraq (yet we owe even more to our | Read More »