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 seems to be | Read More »

    Debbie Dingell, meet Kirk Watson

    Cross-posted on RightMichigan at www.RightMichigan.com.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 Washington, D.C.Debbie Dingell chaired Al | 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 could | 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 card Kathleen Sebelius. It | Read More »

    Breaking: Hillary Clinton’s brother backing John McCain?

    Local Clinton backers, McCain adviser meet 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 | Read More »

    SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFIES PEOPLE’S VETO PETITIONS

    New taxes on beverages and health care claims to be on November 4 ballot.AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine people will have the last word on $75 million of new taxes on beverages and health care claims, now that Secretary of State Matt Dunlap today certified that the Fed Up With Taxes/YES on 1 coalition submitted more than enough signatures to put the issue to a statewide | Read More »

    BREAKING NEWS: Obama campaign caught lying about free tickets to convention speech.

    Channel 4 News in Denver, CO is reporting that the Obama campaign has been lying about tickets to the Obama speech at Invesco Field in Denver, CO.Reporters discovered a hidden link on the Obama website targeted to known high dollar donors. The Obama campaign solicited those donors for $1000.00 in exchange for tickets to the event.This is directly contrary to what Obama’s campaign claimed.See the | Read More »

    Baby, Baby Don’t Depend On Me

    Baby, you still got life’s look in your eyes.But, you don’t worry me.If Mom ain’t ready for no family ties,you won’t punish her baby.Just go out quiet babe, ordie in the laundry.Baby, baby, don’t depend on me.Baby, baby, don’t depend on me.’Cause I won’t punish mom with a baby.Baby, baby, don’t depend on me.Babe, your hot blood flows like wild,and your cries should be touchin’ | Read More »

    First Obama Accused McCain of Racism. Now Obama Accuses McCain of Questioning Obama’s Patriotism

    We’ve hypothesized all along that Obama cannot take a punch. We’ve had evidence all along that this is the case.Now, let’s go on and call it proof positive.First, Obama has had to use distorted McCain quotes in attack ads designed to scare voters about McCain’s economic policies. It’s no wonder considering polls now show McCain running ahead of Obama on the economy.Second, Obama has resorted | Read More »

    If it wasn’t so scary it might be funny

    Why is it that when I read this, with regard to our current agreement with Poland…But Democrats are now questioning all that spending as premature. “Go ahead and move on with research and development,” said Representative Ellen Tauscher, Democrat of California, who is chairwoman of the House subcommittee that oversees the missile defense program. “But as far as putting holes in the ground in Poland, | Read More »

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    Another Time Mag. McCain Computer Smear

    I thought this whole McCain as Computer illiterate meme had finally faded, but Time Magazine comes to the rescue of this pointless attack once again. The last time we saw this attack it was by the chief geek over at PCmag.com, Lance Ulanoff. This time it is Lev Grossman from Time Magazine in one titled “The Off-Line American.” Painting McCain as “behind the times” and | Read More »

    McCain leads, arguably

    RCP’s “no toss up” map shows McCain leading 274-264. It’s the 2004 map with Obama picking up IA and NM. Thus, McCain’s tiny “lead” in VA, CO, and OH is enough to put him over.Reuters/Zogby also announces a telephone polls showing McCain up by 5 today. This is a big change from the last Zogby poll (Obama +7) and shows Obama losing support across the | Read More »

    Offshore Drilling Debate Isn’t Over

    With the House Republican floor protest entering its 14th day and the offshore drilling moratorium set to expire in just over a month, some on the left seem resigned to the fact that Democrats have lost the debate over offshore drilling and more energy production. Others have resorted to irrational arguments that higher gas prices actually signal a policy victory by the left.Asked to respond | Read More »

    RCP shows McCain ahead for the first time?

    RCP’s rolling polls show McCain with the edge in the EC when all the toss-ups are counted. I believe this is the first time this has happened. The main difference is Indiana finally moving from slightly Obama to slightly McCain. The numbers in the top section are also the closest that I recall seeing.

    What if Obama picks Hillary?

    I really think that that would bring him some votes, votes that might otherwise go to McCain, especially in the swing states. At the very least, it might get him voters that would otherwise stay home. This could make the difference in a close election. Anyone share my concern?

    MI Morning Update

     76 Days until Election Day August 20, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his dropof reason."– Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735)MORNING UPDATE:BEN FRANKLIN AND OBAMA…who knew he had a dream about a guy named Barack Obama so long ago?OBAMA-AYERS…CHICAGO COVER UP…National Review has two stories about the "cover up" by the University of Illinois-Chicago Library not allowing access to | Read More »

    Bureau of Elections fails to describe RMGN in 100 words (but will 129 do?)

    Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.I give Chris Thomas and the team at the Michigan Bureau of Elections a heck of a lot of credit.  It really is a fantastic department they’ve got over there… well run, professional, courteous, always on-time.  Good guys.  Yesterday they did what they’re paid to do, verifying signatures and working out, as best they could, a way to describe the | Read More »

    This Voyage is Made of Awesome… (Part 2)

    Part VIII in a multi-part series about Operation Continuing Promise (Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, & VII)Regularly Updated (Finally Fixed) Photostream HereThey’d been cutting boards and climbing scaffolding and shooting nails and digging post holes and mounting hundreds of feet of chain-link fence all day. The weather was perfect for sitting in the shade, chewin’ the fat, and crackin’ a cold one — | Read More »

    Re: Wow.

    I think that I’ve mentioned this quote of either Empress Theodora’s or Eric Flint’s before, but it never hurts to repeat it: Do not trample over old friends in your haste to make new ones.Obama really should have followed that advice.

    The Cone of Silence

    I said-Hello soundproof room my friend.I’ll stay here till for me they send.Because young Barry is now speaking.My ready button is not yet blinking.And my mission is to wait and then explain,my campaign,waiting, in the cone of silence.In peaceful thought I sat alone,In Warren’s church of glass and stone.Thoughts of speaking did not give me cramps.I didn’t sweat then and my pits weren’t damp.When my | Read More »

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    Reshaping the Clay

    My new party. I never thought I would call myself a Republican and actually be proud. I was a believer. A follower of the old Democratic doctrine. I believed the hype; it consumed me no less. But now, as I grow in age my views have grown. From flaming liberal with no base for my outbursts and objections, to clear thinking libertarian moderate with a | Read More »

    Wow

    Yet another passive-aggressive slam of Barack Obama by Bill Clinton. I think it is safe to say that No. 42 doesn’t really like the would-be No. 44. Looks like someone didn’t get the memo about the need for party unity, eh?

    Tougher Than Expected

    It appears that Saddleback and its aftermath rocked David Gergen back on his heels:Heading into the candidates’ appearances on Saturday night at Saddleback Church, the conventional wisdom in politics was Barack Obama should have a clear upper hand in any joint appearance with John McCain — one the young, eloquent, cool, charismatic dude who can charm birds from the trees, the other the meandering, sometimes | Read More »

    This is a great video, let’s take it viral!

    McCain’s Pro-Abortion Running Mate

    It is just too damn coincidental that McCain kicked Obama’s butt all over Saddleback Community Church on Saturday night and now all of a sudden the media is filled with stories about McCain eyeing a pro-abortion running mate.It’s as if someone wants to undermine every gain McCain made on Saturday in a way the “McCain cheated” meme failed to do.What say you?Where are the stories | Read More »

    My Thoughts on Saddleback

    Watching CNN’s webcast of Senators McCain and Obama during the Saddleback Civil Forum, and a subsequent volley on Twitter with an inflamed Obama supporter, made me start thinking about what’s really at stake in this Presidential election cycle. What really matters, and what is just hot air? I have been asked by some to elaborate on my thinking, and I will also share with you | Read More »

    Give Fred Thompson a Speaking Slot at the Convention

    Today is Fred Thompson’s birthday.John McCain should give Fred a slot at the convention as a birthday present.I think, given Fred’s role in the McCain Kitchen Cabinet, he’d be worth having as a speaker.

    Democrats Really Don’t Like Republicans in South Dakota

    In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the campaign Headquarters for Republican Senate candidate Joel Dykstra, there was a letter that came in the mail this morning. This was not an ordinary letter. A letter that arrived at U.S. Senate candidate Joel Dykstra’s Sioux Falls office today contained baby powder, preliminary tests show. The letter also contained a threat to either Dykstra’s campaign or Republicans in | Read More »

    The Battered Spouses of the Left

    Our side expects McCain to name a pro-life Vice President. He will.The left expects Obama to obstruct FISA. He folds like a cheap suit. The left sends him more money.Our side expects McCain to change his mind on domestic oil production. He does.The left expects Obama to continue his obstruction of offshore drilling. Obama caves on the issue. The left sends him money.Time and again, | Read More »

    NBC’S Mitchell to Obama: To Sir, With Love

    I guess I can understand it. You spend a lot of time with a candidate on the campaign trail, watching their every move. Listening to their evey word, fart, burp, and whistle. And it doesn’t hurt is the candidate is young and not so ugly. You can develop a schoolgirl crush on the candidate. It happens. But should it color the way you do your | Read More »

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    We’re All Knotted Up

    Yet another poll, this time the LA Times/Bloomberg poll, puts this race in a statistical tie. Obama now only “leads” 45 – 43% (with 10% undecided). The two percent difference is well within the margin of 3%. The “negative ads” (also known in the real world as contrast ads) have been working.McCain drew stronger support from his party than Obama from his. McCain has 90% | Read More »

    The Annenberg Records Will Show Obama’s Connection With Bill Ayers Was Direct and Substantive

    If you haven’t paid attention to the coverup related to the Annenberg Challenge on Excellence in Education, you need to catch up.This is a ticking time bomb for the Obama campaign. They are doing their best, through proxies, to stop the release of the Annenberg records from the University of Illinois Chicago (“UIC”).Why?Because as Rick Moran points out the release of the records will fatally | Read More »

    A public service announcement (no, not another…)

    Although I am.Anyway, I’ve been watching with some interest all the frenzied VP speculation that has been going on for the last few days, on both sides. As we are now performing at levels of minutiae-analysis that would impress an old-school Kremlinologist, I’d thought that I’d make the following recommendations: 1). Get – hold on! Wait until you read the whole thing before you follow | Read More »

    Bush Not Running? That’s OK, They Can Pretend That He Is!

    I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that Barack Obama wants to use the DNC Convention to paint John McCain as a carbon copy of President Bush but that is the latest report. Since George Bush isn’t running for President, and I know that surprises a number of my liberal friends, the second best thing to do is pretend that he is.This has been a tactic | Read More »

    An American Carol

    Apostasy I say.Yes, a spoof of a liberal. This movie would be harder to believe in than bigfoot if it weren’t for the non-rubber proof above. It is the rarest of things to see hollywood (well, an independent film company) and some big stars poking fun at liberals. But at Hollywood’s Gold Buddha Michael Moore? Be still my heart! I’d be satisfied with this trailer, | Read More »

    The Loch Ness Monster’s Book Was WRONG

    The big bigfoot discovery claimed last week turns out to have been hoax. I’ll wait for the shock to wear off. Good? Ok.It seems the corpse frozen in the ice block was just a rubber suit. The story revealing this information is just chock full of fun paragraphs. For example: “Steve Kulls, executive director of squatchdetective.com and host of Squatchdetective Radio, says in a posting | Read More »

    Obama’s veep: Michael Moore nominates Caroline Kennedy

    I’ve obtained a copy of the e-mail sent by Michael Moore to his michaelmooore.com groupies in which he begs Caroline Kennedy, she of Barry’s veep search team, and asks her to “pull a Cheney” and select herself as Barry’s veep. (It’s also on his web site.)The poor man is either drunk or goofy.Here’s the text of Moore’s missive:Dear Caroline,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,Michael MooreMMFlint@aol.comMichaelMoore.comHe excludes Bayh and Biden because | Read More »

    The Question that Hasn’t Been Asked Yet About Obama and Ayers

    Stanley Kurtz of NRO is attempting–with very little success and a lot of stonewalling–to get the records of Senator Barack Obama’s association with a short-lived non-profit organization called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). He wants the records because the CAC was set up by unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, and because Obama served not only on the board, but as chairman of the board from 1995-1999.The | Read More »

    David Brody Thinks I’m Shrill. I Think Brody Is Letting Perceptions About Objectivity Get in the Way of Facts

    David Brody gets good access to Barack Obama. Obama, after all, is making superficial outreach efforts to the evangelical community (probably not for much longer).As a consequence of this access, Brody has every reason to play it straight, even to the point of being unwilling to connect the dots himself regarding Obama’s support of infanticide, dots that are abundantly obvious. By not doing so, his | Read More »

    Kobe’s patriotism crushes NBC’s political correctness [updated]

    Originally published at the new Gamecock’s DeVine LawBy Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportI was horrified at NBC’s refusal, during Opening ceremonies especially and anytime since, to identify communism as the evil behind Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Tienanmen Square crackdown, Chinese support for Islamic extremists in Sudan, repression of pacifist monks and the Dali Lama in Tibet and the forced | Read More »

    Blogging From Gori

    The team at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has done an outstanding job covering the war between Russia and Georgia. Check out the blog maintained by correspondent Goga Aptsiauri, one of only a handful of journalists reporting from Gori. He’s chronicling the latest developments in central Georgia.

    Conservatives Will Support McCain No Matter Who He Chooses

    With every passing hour comes word through the political grapevine that John McCain has settled on Romney, or considering Joe Lieberman, or picked Tom Ridge. Even Rudy’ name has been thrown around this afternoon.Probably the biggest issue surrounding McCain’s VP pick is whether he’ll dare pick a pro-choice candidate as his running mate. A small vocal base of right-wingers is up in arms at the | Read More »

    The Almost..LAST CHANCE to guess who MCCAIN picks for VP Official Redstate Poll

    Now remember this is about who HE will pick…not who YOU want him to pick…OK?Feel free to leave comments so you can Brag later.Who will McCain pick for his VP?Bobby JindalDuncan HunterTim PawlentyCharlie CristRudy GiulianiMark SanfordHaley BarbourSarah PalinRob PortmanJohn ThuneMitt RomneyChris CoxNewt GingrichMike HuckabeeFred Thompson  pollcode.com free polls

    McCain’s Website Needs An Obama Tax Hike Calculator!

    So I spent a little time noodling around the McCain campaign website, and maybe this is buried deep in the site somewhere and I missed it, but shouldn’t the site have a place where you can calculate, even roughly, how much Obama’s tax hike plans will cost you? Certainly taxes is a huge issue, being a hardy GOP perennial, an issue on which Obama has | Read More »

    Picking Up the Warnings Whispered in the Breeze

    You all know my biases about financial news-reporting: much of what you read and hear is either old news that is no longer actionable, or it mistakes cause for effect, or it’s just totally wrong, or all of the above.The most fundamental market in the world, on top of which everything else rides, is the overnight repo market. The mainstream business press rarely reports anything | Read More »

    A case to be made for Joe Biden as Obama’s veep

    It is difficult for me to recommend that Joe Biden be nominated to higher office, but I will. First, I’ll have to psyche myself for the task.Over at the TIME Magazine’s web site, Mark Halperin quotes “one of the keenest observers of American politics (a/k/a: X)” about why Joe Biden would be a good veep choice for Obama.In part:”Biden may be a ridiculous, overbearing blowhard, | Read More »

    Will the media EVER get the Catholic vote thing right?

    They would have a hard time keeping up with today’s parishes!The MSM, clueless as ever to the realities of social change in America, is recycling a lot of nonsense about the poor urban ethnic Catholic working-class voter, and how these Catholics are troubled by an Obama candidacy. This image of the Catholic voter is a myth, a holdover from days long gone by, and the | 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 »

    Pro-Abortion Is Not An Option For Vice President

    We’ll get right to it. The Politico reports Senator John McCain is feeling out state parties on the issue of a pro-choice Vice Presidential pick and what effect such a choice would have on the base.Make no mistake about it, it would so dishearten the base we can spend the next few months practicing saying “President Obama.”In short, there is no room for negotiation on | Read More »

    The Almost..LAST CHANCE to guess who BARRY picks for VP Official Redstate Poll

    Hope I get this up in time. He should be announcing any second…maybe.Wow that really scared me..I almost fainted.I’m reading Sat…. Maybe we’ll check this poll once a day till Sat…WhewNot who YOU want…Who HE is going to pickFeel free to leave comments so you can Gloat about how you were right!!Hope I didn’t miss anybody…Vote NowWho will Obama pick for VP?Evan Bayh John F’n | Read More »